Here is a good shot of the centery of the city where all the Boxers are hiding. (oops, you weren't suppose to know that!)
Harbor patrol sampan rows into action! It's bow gun "pops" at the French paddle wheeler Gubrett.
Naval landing parties storm ashore and put up scaling ladders. Chinese infantry have manned the walls just in time.
USMC landing party gets hammered by the fortress guns causing casualties and forcing them to wade onto the rocky shoreline.
Good view of the raging battle around the Black Citadel!
HMS Kangaroo provides more ground support as it steams off shore.
German Marines, Italian Regina Navali, and British gun team head for shore.
Royal Marines splash ashore! Chinese have targets everywhere.
Gun Master Chang tries to steady the Chinese forces in the fortress
Meanwheil the Russians continue to push on the barracks.
Foothold! USMC and German Marines gain ground in the fortress. Fighting is now hand-to-hand!
The Chinese War Junk sets sail and uses its cannons to rake the Royal Marines on sure, and take shots at the Austrian gunboat Vorwarts
Direct Hit! Forward heavy gun destroyed by the Chinese Junk!
Great overview of the battle on this side of the table. Black Citedal nearly captured. Dragon Gate taken. Barracks being overrun by Russians.
The USA and Italian command is also having some success. They have managed to put 3 battalions over the walls, and Chinese forces can be seen rushing to the gate.
Russians, now in the barrack's buildings are being shot at point-blank by the Chinese artillery and gatling gun!
Regina Navali land and knock out the harbor patrol sampan and then begin to cut-off the Chinese forces still fighting in the citadel.
USMC silence the last Krupp guns in the Black Citadel with hand-to-hand combat.
French paddlewheeler drops the French Marines and Sailors off down near the large market, only to be ambushed by waiting Western Trained Chinese forces. You can see the Chinese Magazine in the bottom right of this photo.
Hard fighting on the other walls. US and Italians secure the walls, but take some pretty heavy casualties.
The Black Citadel is cleared of Chinese and Gun Master Chang surrenders.
Next post will have the scrum with the Boxers and the massive fighting around the Chinese Ammo Depot.