Santa Ana vies For Political Favor!

Mexico City has fallen,  the writing is on the wall for Santa Ana’s Mexico.   The President for life has rallied the last of his forces near his last base of supply.  His objective is to gleam something that he can bargain for at the peace table.  One more battle, one more time at the hated United States…Santa Ana’s Political might is waning and his generals are positioning for a place in the “New” Mexico.

I usually use Command and Colors Napoleonic’s for this period it is fast paced and can be modified to represent the periods forces.  Buuuuuutt…. I put all the components ( deck of cards and special dice) in a special place….yet to be found.    So at 4 in the afternoon I threw together a rule set based on Pete’s It’s Magic system.    A huge, great time was had by all.   To win each commander had to accumulate Political points.   They were accumulated by wining battles,  taking objects, random events, and doing what was best for your command…….

Heroics were committed and bravery checks where made it was quite a battle…the USA commander would likely become President of the USA with Brigadier Lane his Vice President.   The brother of a fallen Mexican hero would likely be able to form a new Mexican Republic,  as for Santa Ana…I hear Cuba needs a new President!

Santa Ana started out by ordering his supply garrison into the field..."heck no we won't go!" is all he got....

Santa Ana started out by ordering his supply garrison into the field…”heck no we won’t go!” is all he got….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jalisco Lancers ready for the what is to come

Jalisco Lancers ready for the what is to come

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA artillery was fearsome and the Mexican Army used some unusual tactics to avoid or mitigate damage from the above said artillery.

USA artillery was fearsome and the Mexican Army used some unusual tactics to avoid or mitigate damage from the above said artillery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pillow's Finest Hour!  Ever...alone he advances into the Batallón de San Patricio's Artillery...

Pillow’s Finest Hour! Ever…alone he advances into the Batallón de San Patricio’s Artillery…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor and Lane's main body makes a direct attack on Santa Ana himshelf!

Taylor and Lane’s main body makes a direct attack on Santa Ana himself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was Mexico's "Alamo" no quarter given nor accepted.  Will rank high in " best fights ever"

This was Mexico’s “Alamo” no quarter given nor accepted. Will rank high in ” best fights ever”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was the Crimean War and Dogfights in Spanish Civil War

Last night’s game was a double header with Andy’s Crimean War Volley & Bayonet and Charley’s 1/144th scale Spanish Civil War airplane dogfight game. Things didn’t go to the Russians’ liking last night, as the Turks soundly repulsed their advance. In the skies over Spain, a flight of Republican I-16 Moscas scrambled to intercept Nationalist attack planes, escorted by Italian Cr32s, tasked with destroying the bridges over the Ebro river.

 

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3/7- It’s Magic! w/Pete. More 25mm Fantasy combat fun!

 

3/14- 25mm Napoleonics w/Pete and more 1/144th scale Spanish Civil War aerial mayhem!

the Nationalist Planes on their way to bomb Republic positions

the Nationalist Planes on their way to bomb Republic positions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern I 16's of the Republic on their way to intercept

Modern I 16’s of the Republic on their way to intercept

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russians forming to attack

Russians forming to attack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkish Defense

Turkish Defense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turks hold the heights

Turks hold the heights

 

It’s Magic Monday….playing It’s Magic Normans vs the Evil Overlords…

Yes I know Normans are the Evil Overlords, but they are not as evil as they would like to be !

A huge thanks to Pete and the rule set “It’s Magic”  28mm minies

Fraca!

Fraca!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goblins, Spiders and Trolls .....

Goblins, Spiders and Trolls …..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norman Knights on the charge...cuz they always charge!

Norman Knights on the charge…cuz they always charge!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lizardmen....huh!

Lizardmen….huh!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Mighty Fortress..it's what the fuss is about...

A Mighty Fortress..it’s what the fuss is about…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Counter Attack!

Counter Attack!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Orc Horde with wargs..

The Orc Horde with wargs..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilderness War Throw Down!

A great battle of the French and Indian War was had, using Wilderness War rules.

 

Iroquois allied to the British...this time they will be on the winning side .... right?

Iroquois allied to the British…this time they will be on the winning side …. right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Corps d Cavallierie...size does not matter here... so be careful

French Corps d Cavallierie…size does not matter here… so be careful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Infantry in the Department of the Marine....NOT Marines...

French Infantry in the Department of the Marine….NOT Marines…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abenake..as French allies...certain that they have the right side

Abenake..as French allies…certain that they have the right side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highland attack column or are they just trying to get across the river quick??

Highland attack column or are they just trying to get across the river quick??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scots Grenadiers and British oh My!

Scots, Grenadiers and British oh My!

Tet offensive and Italian East Africa! All in One Night!

We had the great times of 2 games this Monday night.  The first was the Tet offensive, using Crossfire and run by Ray.   Good times.  The second was Italian East Africa run by Todd.

The battle was based on the movie Best of Enemy's.  The true winners of that movie are the Eritean Askaris shown above.

The battle was based on the movie Best of Enemy’s. The true winners of that movie are the Eritean Askaris shown above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M113's, The secret weapon the US Army during this battle of the Tet offensive

M113’s, The secret weapon the US Army during this battle of the Tet offensive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victor Charlie and their very inaccurate RPG's

Victor Charlie and their very inaccurate RPG’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More dang M113's.....

More dang M113’s…..

Battle for the Huts! Venus hires Mercs…the Martians Hire my Chinese!

Gaslight at it finest!  Run by Brent of Martian Fame.  We had Brent’s glorious red Martian boards.   Of course I have not held or taken a position in a Gaslight game in about 3 years and this battle is not any better.   I always roll up yellow (+2 on morale dice)  and my whole force runs away.   We were doing ok, when my mine dog was incinerated by my Martian allies and Peg-leg the Yellow fails his command roll and the whole army follows him…heck there weren’t even any spiders eating us this time…..argh.

 

next up is Cross fire  Vietnam by Ray!!

British burning Martian Villages with their might steam tank

British burning Martian Villages with their mighty steam tank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese, once again on the wrong side...with the Cowardly Pang Loo in charge.  Note mine dogs..shh secret weapon!

Chinese, once again on the wrong side…with the Cowardly Pang Loo in charge. Note mine dogs..shh secret weapon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confederates in Space!

Confederates in Space!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Todd's steam walker ... and the dang Venus transporter..death of a nice dog.

Todd’s steam walker … and the dang Venus transporter..death of a nice dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They are HUUGE, and they are Tharks..and get one hit like everyone..but great to see

They are HUUGE, and they are Tharks..and get one hit like everyone..but great to see

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mercs from Venus burning Martian villages...who do you think is next..gill face!

Mercs from Venus burning Martian villages…who do you think is next..gill face!

Woop! IT’s Magic!

Had a great game – great times!  I got to play my Dwarves and my bud played my Hobbit armty!  We were victorious.  I personally used the tactic…My oppenont did not roll over a 3 on a die 6 ….  which really works every time.  Huge thanks to Pete, we had gators, woodland animals, lizard guys,  hobbit magic users and all kinds of panther guys…it was rocki

 

 

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