While Terry commanded the Americans, John and I commanded the Mexicans. Mexican forces were split with John taking the right and center. I took command of Velasquez and the cavalry on the left. Since the Mexican right consisted of a force solely of militia, the Mexican plan was to hold the right in support of the center as the Mexicans quickly brought the battle to the American left before they could be reinforced. At start, the Mexican guns on the heights were sorely exposed and were much closer to the enemy than their own lines. The guns needed support and quickly!
The game was fought using the Mexican-American War variant of Regimental Fire and Fury using Terry's 25mm Scruby collection. On to the action...
|U.S. Deployment with Mexican guns exposed on the hill|
|Mexican infantry prepare for action|
|Mexicans advance into the valley to support the guns|
and take the fight to the Americans
|Mexican left and center advance while the right, whose|
ranks are filled with militia, hold
|Mexicans continue the advance on the American right.|
|Contact! Mexican cavalry charge the guns.|
The guns limber and move away suffering no damage.
|Mexican advance continues cautiously|
|With the Mexican guns still unsupported,|
|the Americans charge the guns|
|Mexican gunners are overwhelmed.|
Guns suffer damage and withdraw.
|Hussars cover the left|
|while Vasquez leads an assault against the |
Americans holding the ridge.
|The Mexican assault is checked|
|and then disaster strikes! |
Vasquez's command fails its Maneuver roll and routs!
There goes any hope of success on the Mexican left.
|The repulse on the left triggers Vegas to advance in the center|
|while on the Mexican left cavalry clash.|
|U.S. dragoons drive off Mexican cuirassier and then|
destroy a second Mexican cavalry unit.
|With Velaquez in retreat, Mexican cavalry go in against|
the Americans. Even supported, the Mexican cavalry
make no progress and recall.
|In the center, Vegas prepares for an assault against the hilltop|
|as the hussars force the American rifles into square.|
|Mexican charge goes in and then back from whence they came.|
That question remains unanswered!
Another enjoyable outing with RFF using the Mexican-American variant. I wonder which battle Terry will offer next?