The first few days of the war went exactly as planned... a massive French Assault backed up by the Dutch and Belgians moved through Spain.
Though their numbers surprised the British stationed in southern Spain they had been told not to engage the main French Coaliltion's forces head on
and try to take out stragglers whenever they could. Though this seemed to have no dent on their numbers. To make matters worse a small group of French Soldiers had landed in Mainland Great Britain! Though they were repulsed in little time this angered the Prime Minister no end he vowed to wipe the "Pathetic little French" from the planet and was ready to unleash his entire armed forces on the French Republic.
The Field Marshall and his officers were meeting in Southern Spain well away from the French Lines."So gentlemen it seems these French are serious about this, Whats the latest? Thomas bring me that map...""As you can see gentlemen we are heavily outnumbered here, I knew we should have brought more than this token force we have but no point dwelling on the past...""What should we do Field Marshal the few engagements we have been in have been easily won but the French keep coming""If only they could have fought like this in 1940... Oh well reinforcements have been promised from London just to update you the forces that landed in Scotland have been repulsed its just a matter of clearing up as you can see...""No need to worry now Stewart your family are safe, i've had it confirmed there were no military casualties on our side, the French witnessed first hand the power of the Royal Air Force""Thank you Sir! Thats great news!""Right orders are to remain the same do NOT engage the French in open warfare they outnumber us 50 to 1 in Spain! Those reinforcements better hurry up or our newest part of the Empire will be lost to us..."So the Prime Ministers gamble had worked, He'd got war with the French but his forces were overstretched in Spain and until reinforcements arrived they were relegated to surprise attacks and diversions... While back at home, Tanks are been loaded onto transports, Reservists are been called up and weapons factories working 24/7. The French had succeeded in pushing the British out of Europe hundreds of years ago but the Prime Minister was going to make sure they didn't succeed again!