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The Spanish Civil War – Playing the Period

¡No Pasarán! Spanish Civil War in the Journal I’m not going to write much here – not yet. This is just a holding page, waiting for me to get round to filling in some more background. Suffice to say I play the Spanish Civil War as a skirmish period – the same as I do

The Drive on Valdemoro, 1937

The Spanish Civil War, Chain of Command, 28mm This week it was just Bart and I, so we opted for a simple and small Chain of Command game set in the Spanish Civil War. It was an attack and defend scenario, with the Republicans attacking and the Rebels on the defensive. The objective was the

La Muralla, 1938

The Spanish Civil War, Chain of Command, 28mm I found my self in Orkney this week, and so I went along to the local club, where the guys were playing a Chain of Command game set during the Spanish Civil War. Forewarned about this, I threw a box of lead and scenery into the car

Pueblo Tranquilo, 1937

The Spanish Civil War, Chain of Command, 28mm This week we were off to sunny Spain. Quite a few people weren’t at the club (it’s the Edinburgh Festival), so this week it was just Peter and I, playing a small Spanish Civil War game on a 6×4 foot table. It was a “Patrol” scenario, with

The Battle for Jamon Serrano, 1937

The Spanish Civil War, Chain of Command, 28mm It finally happened. Chris Henry and I had been planning to play this game for weeks, but each time emergency child-minding duty got in the way. this week though, we finally got to play the game. We both have Spanish Civil War figures, but for this game

Fight for Tres Cantos, 1937

The Spanish Civil War, Chain of Command, 28mm My old sparring partner Dougie Trail was in town this Thursday, and so we celebrated by staging a small Spanish Civil War game using Chain of Command. Rather, we used CoC and its variant – CoC Espana. This was a small meeting engagement in a small village

Battle for Cojonazos (2), 1937

The Spanish Civil War, Chain of Command, 28mm This was the continuation of last week’s game – a real hum dinger set in a little Spanish village during the early days of the Spanish Civil War. Joe and I played the good guys (he had Security Forces while I had International Brigade), while Alan, Gyles

The Battle for Cojonazos, 1937

The Spanish Civil War, Chain of Command, 28mm This long awaited game was our first Orkney foray into the Spanish Civil War. Over the past few months a few of us up in Orkney have been painting up figures for this, and this week we decided to “blood” them on the tabletop. I’d also dug

The Assault on Badajoz, 1936

The Spanish Civil War, Triumph & Tragedy, 20mm The year’s wargaming didn’t get off to a very good start. My own game was cancelled. Britain is in the grip of heavy snow, and our Russian Civil War game set in tabletop snow fell victim to the real stuff piling up outside. Instead I sat in

The Drive on Zaragosa, 1936

Spanish Civil War, Guerra Civil Actions, 20mm  A colonial game we’d planned was cancelled at the last minute, so instead we returned to Spain, as we’ve been tinkering with the Guerra Civil actions rules, to try to make them work a little better. Well, actually Bill Gillchrist was rules tinkering, while the rest of us

Alto de Leon Pass, 1936

Spanish Civil War, Guerra Civil Actions!, 20mm A few weeks ago we had a windfall – someone was selling their unpainted 28mm Spanish Civil War lead at a bargain price. Several of us bought lead, and ever since we’ve been wondering what to do with it. People in the club already game the Spanish Civil

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