Last weekend we've played a skirmish from first days of the Spanish Civil War (1936) in FoF system, We've played clash between anarchist CNT militia and guardia civil patrols.
Aragonia 18 lipca 1936
Odprawa CNT: Towarzysze! Z Barcelony i Madrytu dochodzą niepokojace wieści. Zanim zostało przerwane połaczenie telefoniczne dowiedzieliśmy sie o próbie faszystowskiego puczu wspieranego przez wojsko. Waszym zadaniem jest przedostanie się drogą koło spalonego koscioła w okolice pobliskiego miasteczka i sprawdzenie co robi miejscowy posterunek guardia civil oraz falangisci. Wczoraj w okolicy złapaliśmy zmierzajacego do kościoła proboszcza oraz dowódcę guardia civil, którzy razem spiskowali. Niestety udało im się uciec.
Odprawa guardia civil: Czerwoni ogłosili strajk generalny. W okolicy pojawili się anarchiści, którzy spalili kościół i schwytali naszego komendanta oraz proboszcza. Świadkowie twierdzą, że na szczęście obu udało się uciec i przebywają gdzieś w okolicy. Dwie drużyny funkcjonariuszy mają natych miast wyruszyć i odnaleźć zaginionych. Funkcjonariuszom wydano karabiny oraz pistolety maszynowe. Oczekujcie oporu ze strony przeciwnika. Wszelkie wrogie grupy zbrojne należy próbować rozbić i rozbroić.
Aragon 18 July 1936
CNT briefing: Comrades! The alarming news are coming from Barcelona and Madrid. Before telegraph connection was broken we managed to find out that a fascist coup backed by the military is taking place. Your task is to pass near the ruined church to the nearby town and gather information about guardia civil post and falangists movements. yesterday our militia has captured a priest and commander of guardia civil that were going to the church probably to plan some plot. Unfortunately they managed to escape.
Guardia civil briefing: reds had proclaimed the general strike. Anarchists appeared in 6the vicinity and burned the church. They also captured our commander and a priest. Witnesses report that prisoners managed to escape. Two teams of functionaries were dispatched for a search mission. Functionaries were issued rifles and machine guns. Expect resistance. All encountered hostile armed groups are to be routed and disarmed.
Two CNT militia fireteams ran to the burned down church. It was where enemy presence was revealed. One team stalked behind the church wall and the other took positions to give covering fire.
Guardia civil patrol found an abandoned car of the commander. It was destroyed by no trace of the owner was found. Commander of the patrol ordered further advance through the vineyard towards the church.
anarchists on positions behind the wall.
Seond team of the militia moved to occupy the church building.
Soon first shots were fired. Militia and guardia civil fireteams suddenly were in close quarter contact. Functionaries were swifter. they managed to hit four enemies killing one and seriously wounding the other. Other two hits barely scratched the militiamen. Their response was inaccurate. Shocked militiamen fired widely.
Further excheange of fire was ineffective. Anarchists scored few hits but only one guardia civil functionary was lightly wounded. commander of guardia civil patrol was hesitating whether to support his men with the other fireteam or to send it for a search mission. he decided to do the latter and secon fireteam started to bypass the terrain of the church.