|Americans on the advance|
Advancing inland from Siborney, American forces were tasked with clearing a Spanish held blockhouse. To reach the fort, a small stream had to be overcome which offered a small obstacle and increased vulnerability to the Americans as they crossed.
|Tactical situation at the blockhouse|
|Spanish ready for the American attack at jungle's edge|
|Americans cross the stream|
|Americans provide covering fire|
As the Americans advance on the right, the Colt MG sets up to provide additional fire support.
|MG provides covering fire|
|Americans engage Spanish|
On the American left, casualties mount from Mauser and mountain gun fire.
|U.S. troops fall on the left|
Back on the American right, U.S. machine gun firepower tips the balance and the Spanish take heavy casualties. Suppressing fire forces a number of Spaniards to go to ground. Many would not be getting back up.
|Spanish take casualties|
Those Spaniards that do regain their feet are driven back onto the blockhouse. Cuban rebels join into the fray on the American right.
|Cuban rebels join|
As the noose closes upon the Spanish within the blockhouse and having lost their artillery support, the Spanish commander orders a withdrawal. The surviving Spanish slip away into the jungle.
|Spanish last stand|
Thus ended the game. Unfortunately, I do not remember what rules were used. In fact, the markers seen in the photos do not look familiar. Nevertheless, fond memories of a game long ago. Now, I'm motivated to try this period again.