The scenario was Churubusco and the Mexican's were in retreat. They were defending a bridge that their forces had to get across. There was also a large Mission that was immediately under siege by the Gringos. Here are the pictures from the battle and I can tell you I was a little nervous when all those Mexicans took on my flanking force which was on their side of the river. You will see I also pressed an attack on a small church, setup a Battery and kept my Doughboys in the cornfields where its was safe and according to our game master a historical move on the American's part. John was fighting tough with his Infantry and Cavalry support.
The rules we played were called "So far from God." The activation was pretty cool with the quality/class of troops dictating how many actions you got. Where the USA received three actions most of the Mexicans received only one to two.
So I was really relieved to see that it was not just a one sided battle. The objectives were well thought out and the battle flowed very well. Of course some of the observers didn't know what to think about John and my Hablar Basura (Trash talk) across the field. It was a lot of fun and it has me thinking about getting into this very interesting era.
Viva Santa Ana! Viva la Raza!
|The excellent terrain of Churubusco|
|USA Objectives - Bridgehead and Mission|
|Mexican Cavalry and Infantry looking for my Gringo Brigade|
|Getting Ready for Battle|
|John preparing his "flank" for a spanking|
|My view from the corn fields of the Mexican Cav, guns and Infantry|
|Deploying my battery as quickly as possible|
|The mission was under siege|
|My guns against the Mexican Heavy Cavalry|
|Giving the grapeshot we repulsed them!|
|More Mex Cav ready to strike us if we came out of the fields|
|John looking over the field wondering what went wrong|
|Mexicans jump into the Church, the fight was on!|
|The mission fell under the Gringo siege|
|Mexican forces falling back, John in disbelief.|
|Fight for the church was still raging till the end of the battle|
|The Cavalry pinned my battery in place, we didn't dare limber..|
|The Yanks were pressing the bridge defenders and eventually occupied the position.|
|We overran the church with the Mexicans still inside. A unit of Dragoons also caught up to me and threw them into the fight against the Mexican Cavalry|
|Santa Ana ordering the withdrawal|