After the Republicans captured Teruel, Franco cancelled the Gualajara offensive and moved large numbers of troops to the Aragon front to regain the lost ground. The counter offensive started in February 1937, and within a few days the Republican front had been pushed back. The Republican high command committed the International Brigades to the defence of the city, while General Varela led the attack with elements of the Army of Africa supported by Condor Legion bombers.
That is where we pick up with part two of the campaign, following on from last week's post. As before, Tim G, John and Russell are the Nationals (Tim being Varela), while Tim C, Simon and Diego are the Republicans. This time the Republicans have XII and XIV International Brigades under Colonel Heredia. Heredia was rated as an average leader (so +1) while Varela was rated as good (+2). Heredia was still a Communist, so no pesky activation rolls for the Republicans.