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”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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