THERE IS NO FRONT – MADRID IS THE FRONT(1)
(2) Republican deputy Fernando Valera, Radio Madrid broadcast, 8 November 1936
(3) General Franco, 4 November 1936
Battalion de Commune de Paris, XV International Brigade
Columna Motorizada, Milicias del POUM (Marxist (anti-Communist) militia)
3rd Regiment, Lenin Division (POUM Militia)
Columna Durutti (Anarchist militia)
Sección Móvil de Choque (Mobile Shock Section - company-sized militia unit in truck)
NKVD Detatchment in a closed van
Soviet staff group
Tank Battalion (Russian)
Artillery battery (Russian)
Air Support: Really? You want to bomb your own city? No….
Assessment of enemy forces: A weak brigade. There are rumours of tanks being present in some numbers. And of course the famous ‘Fifth Column’ in the city itself….
1 Tabor of Regulares
1 Battalion of Falangists
1 Company of Guardia Civil
1 Tank Company (German)
1 Tankette Company (Italian)
2 Motorised AT battery (German)
Transport to lift 1 battalion
Staff groups with officers and motor cars
Air Support: 1 leaflet raid – turn number and flightpath to be determined before the game.
Assessment of enemy forces: Approximately two brigades, with Russian tanks and artillery.
|Guardia Civil and Moroccans - photo by Martin Rapier|