WAR OF THE ORANGES: PORTUGAL - SPAIN
The town of Olivenza was under Portuguese sovereignty almost continuously between 1297 (Treaty of Alcañices) and 1801, when it was occupied by Spain during the War of the Oranges, so-named because Generalissimo Godoy sent oranges picked outside of Elvas to the Queen of Spain, and ceded that year under the Treaty of Badajoz. Spain has since administered the territory, whilst Portugal invokes the self-revocation of the Treaty of Badajoz, plus the Treaty of Vienna of 1815, to claim the return of the territory. In spite of the territorial dispute between Portugal and Spain, the issue has not been a sensitive matter in the relations between these two countries. Portugal has never made a formal claim to the territory after the Treaty of Vienna, but neither has it directly acknowledged Spanish sovereignty over Olivenza.
The Irredentist Party has gained control of the government and has ordered its military forces to advance into Spain and occupy Olivenza with the intention that international pressure will force Spain to cede Olivenza back to Portugal.
Portuguese Armored Forces are to occupy Olivenza and defend it from any Spanish counter-attacks.
COMPOSITION OF FORCES:
Grupo de Carros 2 x Leopard 2A6 Platoons
Batalhao de Infantaria 2 x M113A1 Platoons (with Javelin ATGM)
1 x Artillery Battery of 3 tubes
Leopard 2E tanks
Portugal wins if it destroys all Spanish AFV’s.
Spain wins if it occupies Olivenza.
Scenario takes about 40 minutes to play.
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