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….
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.
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 himself!
This was Mexico’s “Alamo” no quarter given nor accepted. Will rank high in ” best fights ever”
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.
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
Modern I 16’s of the Republic on their way to intercept
Russians forming to attack
Turks hold the heights
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
Goblins, Spiders and Trolls …..
Norman Knights on the charge…cuz they always charge!
A Mighty Fortress..it’s what the fuss is about…
The Orc Horde with wargs..
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?
French Corps d Cavallierie…size does not matter here… so be careful
French Infantry in the Department of the Marine….NOT Marines…
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??
Scots, Grenadiers and British oh My!
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.
M113’s, The secret weapon the US Army during this battle of the Tet offensive
Victor Charlie and their very inaccurate RPG’s
More dang M113’s…..
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 mighty steam tank
Chinese, once again on the wrong side…with the Cowardly Pang Loo in charge. Note mine dogs..shh secret weapon!
Confederates in Space!
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
Mercs from Venus burning Martian villages…who do you think is next..gill face!
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
No photos… sorry
Jan 11- It’s Magic! 28mm fantasy w/Pete.
Jan 18 – Black Powder Flintloque 28mm Napoleonic fantasy w/Andy.
Jan 25 – 28mm GASLIGHT on Mars w/Brent
General Ray put on a great game of Cross Fire Eastern front. We had 8 players and a ton of fun!
Next week it will be It’s Magic 28 mm Fantasy stuff … a great rule set!