FEBRUARY I – INSURGENTS – Never so happy as to get Snow/Mud this turn – just for the change of seasons! – Seized Mahon (and wrecked AMP in the process); mostly pulling back of lines in the south to stay in supply.
FEBRUARY I – LOYALISTS – With Mud, as predicted, no easy targets for attack in the South. An attempt to seize a hex southwest of Zaragoza failed (AS). Fort in Almeria completed and linkup between San Sebastian and Bilbao realized. Some redressing of the lines in western Murcia to remain in supply. Taking advantage of the Mud die roll modification the government relocates to Barcelona where, it is noted, it’s only a short drive to France. Even though the modified defensive strength in Madrid is 7 the government assures the populace that the large negative die roll modifiers due to weather, fort and urbanization makes Madrid safe until April.
FEBRUARY II INSURGENTS – Winter/Mud – Taking advantage of failed Loyalist attack near Zaragoza the rebels assault and eliminate a surrounded (on 3 sides) hex of socialist rabble (their words, not mine). Upgrades to Requete forces accomplished and just waiting to crush the Basques.
FEBRUARY II – LOYALISTS –More slow shuffling of troops towards forward positions in anticipation of spring offenses. Government settles in nicely into their new residences in Barcelona not too far from the coast and just off La Rambla.