Saturday, 17 April 2021

Madrid 1936 - part 4 - hearts and minds

 As the battle intensified the drone of aero engines could clearly be heard.  Three of them....

Soon this Junkers hove into view.  Fans of this period will surely agree that the tri-motor aircraft is the weapon of the future.  Photo by Martin
The Junkers swooped low over the area but while the Republicans dived into whatever cover was available the mighty machine released a cloud not of bombs but....

...propaganda!  This was a new rule we were testing.  I had found a load of Nationalist posters in the internet and printed them onto 100gsm card.  I dropped the 'posters' from a height of approx 5 feet.  Photo by Russell

Any bases which were 'hit' by a poster were deemed to be out of action for a turn - as the posters were read/angrily torn up/burned/used for personal hygiene purposes...

Entertainingly, one of the groups affected was the Republican HQ - but Orlov is watching!

And who was the intrepid pilot of the tri-motor treasure?
None other than Simon.  A grown man and former officer in HM forces, now happily playing with a toy aeroplane!

12 comments:

Martin Rapier said...

The leaflet drop was inspired, and the Nationalists were lucky to have picked such a good aiming point. Not that the Republicans needed much help in dithering.

Brad DeSantis said...

Well done Simon! Excellent aim with those posters! The pen is mightier than the sword!

tradgardmastare said...

The leaflet drop is such an excellent idea, really effective idea, visually great too.
P.s I do like the three engine plane, great stuff.

Vauban and Shandy - Flanders garden wargames said...

Deploy the loudspeaker van!

Pete. said...

Love that idea about the propaganmda posters- very inventive- something useable in more periods too.

Cheers,

Pete.

MGB said...

Have enjoyed viewing your diverse/convert SCW collection in action, thanks for the upload.
Michael

Tim Gow said...

Martin Rapier
I'm sure the wicked Reds put all those pictures of General Franco to good use.

Tim Gow said...

Brad DeSantis
And the tankette is mightier than the pen...

Tim Gow said...

tradgardmastare
The leaflet drop will feature in the third book of Funny Little Wars - so this all may have looked like fun but it was really just research.

Tim Gow said...

Vauban and Shandy
Sadly the loudspeaker van wasn't ready for deployment - next time!

Tim Gow said...

Pete
No stone left unturned in the quest to lower standards...

Tim Gow said...

MGB
Glad we're keeping you entertained.