Forcing a Crossing of the Zaccara
Spanish Civil Game
This is a fictional game I set up for fun without any historic basis, please excuse my stealing place names and mixing units and kit.
It`s Autumn 1937, the rebels once again on the offensive, a mixed column are driving north towards Madrid from the south (Ciudad Real). They find their way blocked by the Rio Zaccara and a reasonably strong looking republican defensive line.
Over the preceding days, Moorish scouts have worked their way along the river line and have finally pin pointed a possible weakness - the pueblo of Alameda which also happens to have a strong stone bridge suitable for trucks, etc
An attack plan was formulated and units sent to the area for tomorrows attack.
Elements of 3rd Tabor Regulares de Melilla
About 5 platoons plus HQ & 80mm mortar team
4th Company Navares Fusiliers
4 x 10man platoons (one has an LMG), 4-man HQ
Elements of 1st Bandera Spanish Foreign Legion
A infantry company plus a machine gun company (all truck mounted)
Elements 1st Legion Carros de Combate
KFZ15 armoured car
KFZ231 armoured car
Towed 75mm IG
Towed 37mm AT gun
A battery of Colonial Artillery Regiment No1 (75mm)
2 guns + crews (truck towed)
2nd Militia Battalion of XII Brigade
Battalion reserve platoon
Battalion medical unit
3 rifle companies plus support
Battalion support weapons plus a mixed artillery battery (1 x 13pdr, 1 x 75mm)
Armoured car company
Assault Guarde platoon in armoured truck
Looking towards the river
The river and bridge
Looking towards the Rebel advance
The Moroccans started advancing on foot along the left side, the Navarese down the right. The Legion (in trucks) along with the armour advanced down the road. The African Artillery battery set-up ready to cover the attack.
Moroccans down the left
Carlists down the right
1st company of the Militia await the attack