We had a fantastic game on Wednesday pitting the French vs. Mexican Republican forces around a small town and supply depot. Mike and Brian were the French attackers, while I played the Republicans. (See the OOB in my previsou post)
We used 15mm figures, Piquet rules (with my Max tweaks), and had a 3 turn game limit due to darkness falling on the battlefield.
View from the French lines. Supply depot in the middle top of the photo and Mike's brigade on the far left, while Brian commanded the near French brigades.
In the first turn the French attempted to launch a general assault across the entire battlefield with Brian's "Blue Butchers" moving quickly into engagement range of the Republican cavalry, which scared the CRAP out of me as the Chasseurs d' Afriques got their nickname for a good reason! (D12+1 in melee!)
|French Brigade moves to the assault against |
the supply depot
|The "Blue Butchers" move into contact!|
|Good view of the French assault!|
|French take rifle fire from Mexican line infantry|
|Chasseurs melee, but only manage to disorder |