Initial Phase: A reinforced British Corps is made available in the UK for deployment to Spain. Spain conducts turn 3 of mobilisation. In addition, the garrisons of Valencia, Castilla de Nueva, Santander, Leon, and Extremedura activate. Portugal orders general mobilisation in response to the attack on Spain. However, Allied diplomatic efforts are unsuccessful in gaining transit rights to Portuguese territory. All units are in supply.
The German Ju88A4s in 1626 are assigned to Naval Patrol.
Movement Phase: British transports deposit the 3rd and 43rd Infantry divisions in Cadiz, then head back north to finish movement in 2932. The 3 Spanish transports that appeared in Cadiz transport the 52Exp Infantry division from Villa Sanjurjo in Spanish Morocco to Alicante. They then return back to Melilla and pick up the 90th MG regiment and 20th Cavalry regiment. The group ends its movement in 4716. A Landing Craft from Cadiz moves to Ceuta, in preparation for acting as a ferry across the Straits. A second Landing Craft from Cadiz moves to the Canary Islands and picks up the 39th Infantry regiment from Las Palmas di Gran Canaria (using the maps from TEM 82) and returns to the mainland, though it doesnt quite have enough MPs to disembark its cargo at the end of the phase. Similarly, another naval transport sets out from Ceuta to Tenerife, and brings the 38th Infantry regiment to just outside Malaga. Finally a transport from Cartagena picks up the 3LE Infantry regiment from Larache and brings it back to Cartagena.
Portugal: The 4th Infantry division moves to 2124, and the 3rd Infantry XX moves alongside in the woods at 2023. Finally, the 2nd Infantry division takes up a position behind the Duoro river at 1315.
Britain: The 3rd Engineer brigade exits Gibraltar carrying a resource point and moves to 3726. 2 newly arrived infantry divisions – the 3rd and 43rd, disembark from Cadiz and move to Sevilla. The 1st Canadian infantry division moves via admin movement from Gibraltar to Cordoba. From Gibraltar, a Hurricane rebases to Valencia, to provide much needed air cover for the city. Replacing the Hurricane are 2 Whitleys which fly directly from the UK.
Spain: A resource point is railed from Madrid to Valencia. In the Pyrenees, the 71st Infantry division in 33:2926 breaks down. One infantry regiment is left to guard the mountain pass, while the rest of the unit moves northwards to Valladolid via rail. It is joined there by the 16th Cavalry regiment from Burgos. Nearby, the 82nd Infantry division nudges 1 hex to the west to protect the rail line at 2630.
To bolster Valencia, the 52 Exp Infantry division moves in from Alicante, accompanied by a Cavalry regiment. This allows a security regiment and the 83rd Machinegun battalion to advance to Barcelona via rail movement. The security regiment goes into 3624 and the MG regiment to bunker down in the main city hex. A Cavalry unit also shuffles into 3624 to alleviate stacking. The 1st Cavalry division moves to Tarassa from Lerida to guard the city flank.
Back at Valencia, the 3LE Infantry regiment and the 34th Light Infantry regiment rail up to the narrow coastal strip in 33:3633 At the approaches to Madrid, the 85th Machinegun regiment joins the 81st Infantry division in Calatyud (2702). The division does not move but damages the important rail junction in the hex. The 1st Bicycle battalion is also sent out of Madrid to rip up rail lines, and it does so in 2708 and 2709.
From Madrid, the 11th Infantry division uses rail movement to head northwards to Santander. Further along the coast, Gijon is garrisoned by the 87th MG regiment, a border and a security regiment from Leon. In Galicia, the 88th MG regiment moves to 1013 to guard the only transportation line that leads to the region. 2 CR32bis units from Bilbao rebase to Santander. A Mxd attack bomber transfers from Malaga into Valencia.
Combat Phase: No combat
Exploitation Phase: Transports in 4716 drop off their ground cargo in Cartagena (a Cavalry regiment and a MG regiment), and head back to the Canary Islands. One transport ends its movement in Santa Cruz di Tenerife. Two more end movement in Las Palmas di Gran Canaria. The 6 British Naval transports in 2932 head north to Plymouth, where they embark the 1st Tank Division. They remain in port in order to refuel. They are joined by a Spanish escort of a Light cruiser task force from Vigo, and a Heavy cruiser task force from Cartagena. The Spanish LC-2 also drops off its infantry cargo in Huelva, after being unable to get into Cadiz as planned. A communication breakdown meant that the entire capacity of the port was used by the British unloading their infantry, so the Spanish LCs had to be diverted. After disembarkation is completed, the naval unit heads south to Larache. The 38th Infantry regiment is landed at Malaga by another transport. It then heads off west to end movement in Ceuta.
End of Turn Summary: The Germans made reasonably short work of the Spanish border forces. However, the Spanish have managed to put a presence in most of their cities. It will take quite an effort to dislodge them in a timely manner. British forces have started to arrive and will focus on establishing a Gibraltar perimeter in Andalucia.
- Spanish Unisolated – 0
- Spanish Isolated – 0
- Spanish Air 0
- German Unisolated – 0
- German Isolated – 0
- German Air – 0
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