Monday, December 20, 2010

Battle of Yangtsun - Boxer Rebellion AAR

This battle was fought many years ago (2004) using my 15mm Boxer Rebellion collection, Piquet Din of Battle rules, and lots of beer. Hal Hood, Eric Burgess, Brian Connolly, and Mike Bolling were the commanders.

Port town of Yangtsun


Yangtsun Market


Scenario
Boxers are assaulting the Mission located in a port town of Yangtsun, while both land and naval relief  forces come to their rescue. Three Boxer banners: red, yellow, and black start the game attacking the mission directly. One regiment of Chinese Imperial troops also are present, but nobody knows how much they will impact the coming struggle.

The mission is only guarded by USMC, Royal Marines, and Bersaglirie, with a large civilian group gathered in the mission for protection.

Missionary Position



Boxer Order of Battle
Boxer CinC – Poor


RED BANNER BOXERS
RED BANNER Commander - Poor
UNIT                                          Fire   Melee   Morale
BOXER (ARCHERS)                D6     D4        D4
BOXER                                      NA    D4        D4
BOXER                                      NA    D4        D4
BOXER                                      NA    D4        D4
BOXER LIGHT GUN section    D8     D4        D4



YELLOW BANNER BOXERS
YELLOW BANNER Commander - Average
UNIT                                              Fire   Melee   Morale
BOXER (RIFLED MUSKETS)      D6    D4         D6
BOXER                                          NA    D6        D6
BOXER                                          NA    D6        D6
BOXER                                          NA    D6        D6
BOXER MEDIUM GUN section    D8    D4        D6


BLACK BANNER BOXERS
BLACK BANNER Commander – Abysmal
UNIT                                            Fire        Melee      Morale
BOXER (RIFLED MUSKETS)    D6         D4            D4
BOXER                                        NA        D4            D4
BOXER                                        NA        D4            D4
BOXER                                        NA        D4            D4
BOXER MEDIUM GUN section  D8         D4             D4



INDEPENDENT UNITS
UNIT                                Fire    Melee  Morale
Big Sword Society           NA     D8       D6
Local Boxers                    NA     D4       D4

Imperial Command
Imperial Commander – Poor
UNIT                                      Fire Melee Morale
1st Battalion                           D8   D6       D4
2nd Battalion                         D8    D6       D4
LIGHT GUN SECTION        D6    D4       D4




International Order of Battle


MISSIONARY POSITION

Commander - Captian Robert Jones (RMLI) – Skilled
UNIT                                                                              Fire        Melee     Morale
USMC                                                                            D12+1    D12        D12
ROYAL MARINES                                                       D10         D12       D12
ITALY BERSAGLIERI                                                 D12         D10       D8
NAVAL LANDING PARTY HOWITZER SECTION   D10         D6         D10


NAVAL CONTINGENT
MARCUS DER SHUTZEN KRAMER SEEBATALLION COMMANDER – Skilled
UNIT                                                    Fire           Melee       Morale
FRENCH MARINES (1/9th)                D12          D8            D8
GERMAN SEEBATTALLION #1       D12+1      D10           D8
GERMAN SEEBATTALLION #2       D12+1      D10           D8
SMS Vorwarts – Gunboat
      Medium Rifled Breach Loader       D10
      Medium Rifled Breach Loader       D10
      Maxim MG                                     D12
Gurbett - Armed Troop Transport (Paddle Wheeler)
      Light Rifled Breach Loader            D8





LAND CONTINGENT
9th Regiment HQ – Skilled
UNIT                                            Fire          Melee     Morale
1/9th Battalion                             D12+1      D8          D8
2/9th Battalion                             D12          D8          D8
3/9th Battalion                             D12          D8          D8
3" Light Field Guns (sec. A)       D12+1      D6           D8



THE BATTLE

Since the game me was fought six years ago, I'm relying on the text from the pictures to narrate the battle.

























 This is the critical attack!



















The mission survived, but the relief forces were almost completely annihilated.  Great fun!

2 comments:

Diodoro said...

Dear friend, your buildings and your ships are great. I would like make the same scenarios. Can you help me? Have you the draws or some pic taken during the "making of" I'm very interested about the measures or proportion, mainly of Gun ship.
Tank you a lot

Antonio P.
floanto@libero.it

Eric Burgess said...

Hi Antonio, I will try to post some close-up photos in the next month or two.