Friday, 21 February 2020

La Ultima Cruzada


A few years ago I had a brief flirt with the Spanish Civil War, played a couple of game of Bayonet and Ideology 2 at the club and assembled a few packs of 15mm Peter Pig figures, only for the whole thing to fall by the wayside as often happens with these things. Today I found a digital version of  Bob Cordery's excellent wargamers guide to the Spanish Civil War, so downloaded a copy and have been reading through it over the last three hours or so. 


This has sparked my interest again but I wasn't keen on BAIT so am looking for an alternative. I did consider Chain of Command back then but think that the 15mm figures would be better on multiple bases for company level wargames, so I'm now more likely to be going down a Nordic Weasel route, possibly using Fivecore Company Command, the AK47 rules variant Mexicanski 36 or even I Ain't Been Shot Mum. It's all a bit sketchy and will probably never happen but it's worth a bit more thought?

4 comments:

  1. I have used Rapid Fire successfully, and have a small nationalist and republican armies in 20mm.

    A number of good articles in WI got me interested.

    Cheers
    Matt

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  2. I hadn't thought of Rapid Fire..I can see how that would work though. Thanks Matt.

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  3. Bob's book is an excellent resource and really good inspiration. I can highly recommend the Chain of Command SCW version if you do get tempted down the platoon level route

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  4. It’s one of the possibilities on the rules list but I haven’t decided yet.

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