MAY I INSURGENTS – The last pocket of resistance in the north is liquidated by Italian forces (medals all around) while a dozen divisions converge on Castilla from the West, North and East. A light tank division is formed from all mech forces supported by a 4-6 artillery brigade (10 factors attack and defense). Supply forwarded to Andalusia in hopes of capturing Almeria next turn. No other actions taken.
MAY I LOYALISTS – Again they get their clocks cleaned in aerial combat over Castilla (2 eliminations and an abort to only an abort for the Insurgents). Despite massive attack supply for two assaults the results are dismal: one is an AS the other a DR. They are creeping closer to taking back Aranjuez but there’s still those dozen or so divisions getting into position to push them back.
MAY II INSURGENTS – In 5 attacks Franco’s forces manage a DH, DR, DR (with loss due to ZOC) and two DEs. Loyalist losses total 5 division equivalents. Barcelona wants to know why they can’t those kinds of results. These attacks clear out the wooded rough east of Madrid and a few hexes along the rail line in Castilla and take Almeria. Elsewhere, and this is the sad commentary on the disparity of forces, the Insurgents pulled enough regiments out of line to be able to form all 6 divisions next turn!
MAY II LOYALISTS – A desperation 3:2 attack on Aranjuez leads to disappointing results (AS). Elsewhere some contraction of the lines in Castilla and with eight more turns of clear weather there’s not much for the Loyalists to be sunny about.