Battle of Cinco de Mayo Eve

It is the Mexican/American War and the US Army invades Veracruz and starts their march on Mexico City.   Santa Anna wants to pull all forces he can muster back to his defense works, but Pachiano, decided to make a stand forward a narrowing of a mountain valley.  Santa Anna joins him to maximize his troop strength.  Command and Colors Napoleonic’s were the rules used with these additions.  The US Army used British Stats,  the Mexicans used Spanish Stats.  The Command ratings were 6 for the USA and 2 for the Mexicans with a bonus card drawn randomly on the first turn and used immediately.   The USA set up first and then the Mexican commands.

The Mexican army started out with strong attacks all along the front.  This caused a break in command as Pachiano wanted to wait in his redoubts and let the US Army come to him.  Gallent charges and amazing small arms fire from the Mexican Militia won them the day, but command was shaky in the Mexican army.  As the US Army broke off to regroup the Mexican Army slipped away in the night to man the defense of Mexico City, making the victory somewhat less.  Great times,  15 mm figures

 

US Army deployed for Action

US Army deployed for Action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexican Army defends the Passes

Mexican Army defends the Passes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lancers Forward...to Victory

Lancers Forward…to Victory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Army attacks Santa Anna on the right flank

US Army attacks Santa Anna on the right flank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lancers get 3 of 3 hits and Kentucky looses in a one sided fight!

The Lancers get 3 of 3 hits and Kentucky looses in a one sided fight!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The US Army attack on Santa Anna grinds to a halt.  Both sides break off

The US Army attack on Santa Anna grinds to a halt. Both sides break off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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