Last weekend, I enjoyed gaming on two consecutive days. Quite an unusual occurrence for me although my gaming frequency has picked up dramatically in 2017. One of my 2017 goals was to increase the number of games played. Oh wait. I never actually published my 2017 goals. You will have to believe me on this point.
|Mexican casualty markers from Eureka|
For Saturday's game, Terry set up the Mexican Army in a good defensible position on high ground dominating the surrounding landscape. Even in a strong defensive situation, I find the Mexicans are really no match for the American Army. Using an amended version of Regimental Fire and Fury specifically for the Mexican-American War, all advantage lies with the Americans. In many games played, I have yet to see the Mexicans beat the Americans in a stand up fight. This game may provide the exception.
With no foresight into the game being presented, I joined the game with no preconceptions of troop dispositions, deployments or strategies. After a brief battle overview from Terry, the Americans attacked.
|Mexicans hold the high ground as the Americans prepare to attack|
|Mexican cavalry deployed forward of the line,|
charge into the oncoming Americans.
One American battalion is sent reeling to the rear.
|With depth, Americans advance against the Mexican left.|
|Americans attack the left in overwhelming numbers|
|While the American right consolidates, |
the center attacks the heights
|Mexican right takes a pounding as the brittle,|
Mexican battalions withdraw to the rear.
|Counterattack in the center!|
|Americans repulsed on the right!|
|Mexican cavalry find a gap and charge in!|
|Mex. cavalry charge home driving the Americans back|
|Situation when game called.|
While these Mexican-American War games are often lopsided, it is always a pleasure to see Terry's Old School collection on the gaming table. Especially pleasurable since two of the Mexican battalions present on the field were painted by me in the Old School style. To see those earlier works visit posts, 10th Line Regiment and San Blas Militia.