AUGUST I TURN – INSURGENTS – More ANA forces to the mainland. A small force from Sevilla attacks and forces an Anarchist brigade out of Huelva. Italian naval forces aid in the reduction of Gijon by helping get a 4:1 – 1 (die roll of 4). However their exuberance in shelling the city totaled the factory that is now out of production until December II. In Estremadura the rail line is secured from Caceres to Seville but those pesky Loyalists from Salamanca are blocking any throughput to the north of Spain. CA with 2 hits appears at El Ferrol.
AUGUST I TURN – LOYALISTS – What are the odds? Loyalist BBTF 1 suffers a 2 hit loss! With the loss of Asturias any and all conditional Gobernito forces appear immediately. More defensive movements in Santandar and Euzkadi. Toledo security unit retreated and after blowing one rail line West of Grenada, Loyalist units head for the hills outside of Malaga. Further purifications in Catalonia and a small screening force sits in the rough outside of Valencia to keep those Insurgents from getting frisky. In Estremadura both units retreat into Badajoz.
AUGUST II TURN – INSURGENTS – Two 3-6* divisions formed west of Vallalodid and advance, along with an infantry regiment to eliminate the Salamanca loyalist forces blocking the rail line southwest of the city. Exchange rolled so lucky that lone regiment accompanied the divisions. One attack outside of Bilbao result s in seizing a wooded/rough hex (1801). Cavalry unit from Valencia scoots up to mountain ridge hex outside of Teruel and, combined with an artillery unit from Zaragoza makes that a tough nut for the Loyalists to crack. Other units in Valencia busy blowing up bridges and rail lines around the city knowing full well they’ll be cannon fodder soon enough.
AUGUST II – LOYALISTS – Victories at Lorca and along the mouth of the Ebro are celebrated throughout Loyalist Spain in battles that included wiping out the only Insurgent mechanized force. Elsewhere triumphant units from the seizure of Toledo race northwestward to again block the rail line coming up from Seville. In the Bilbao and San Sebastian some frantic fort construction while the “relief force” from Barcelona retreated from their attack near Lerida.