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Ebro River Battle - July 01, 1938 - July 30, 1938

The Last Republican Attack
By: Brycie35 - Last update: 03/12/2006
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x4 x4 x4

Historical Background:
The Republican zone was divided in 2 sectors after 2 years of civil war with the National forces. The National force placed the Republican under a big pressure in the center zone. So Republican headquarter designed an operation in order to disturb National forces from centre zone. The counter-attack was made on Ebro river front. In republican zone a new army, Ebro Army had been created, by 3rd, 35th, 11th and 46th divisions, each of one includes 3 mixed brigades. These divisions make the main attack from Fayon to Cherta. On the other side, the National forces were elite troops from Morocco Army Corp. The main attack was received by 50th division, the only one from this army corp that had replacement troops. It is a significant battle that a decisive Republican victory could change war that they begun to lose after too many retreats. The battle was fought by both sides as a World War I Western Front battle, with each side launching bloody frontal assaults on enemy positions. The attacks by both sides tended to fail, but not without inflicting severe losses on each of them. The Battle was also the last action of the International Brigades, who were withdrawn midway through it.
This defeat destroyed the Republican Army as a fighting force. After this battle, the Republicans would continue to lose ground until April 1, 1939 when the war was declared over by Franco.

Republican Player: Take 6 cards
You move first.
Nationalist Player: Take 4 cards

Conditions of Victory:
4 Medals.
Any Republican unit that enters Gadesa counts as a Victory Medal. Place an Objective Medal on this hex. As long as the Republican unit remains on the hex, it continues to count toward Republican victory. If the unit moves off or is eliminated, it no longer counts.

Special Rules:
Republican infantry units were prepared to pass Ebro river by means of many kinds of small boats. Place a Battle Star token in the same hex to represint these boats. Republican infantry, can enter in any river hex. They only can enter in it if they are in a adjacent hex. The unit that enters in a hex river without bridge can't continue moving or they can't attack in the same turn that enters in that hex. Once the unit has moved out of the river hex can't move back by the hex river or retreat. Remove the Battle star token after they leave the river hex.
Armour units are light armour units, and they only cross the Ebro river by means bridge hex.
All National infantry units are "La Legion" and they are elite units, they can move 2 hex and attack in the same player turn.

Scenario Bibliography:
This scenario was designed & written by jmkinki, & posted on his behalf by brycie35

Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

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