Monday, March 26, 2012

Historicon Maximilian Games!

Hi,

As I finish up several more Maximilian French, Republican, and Imperialist troops, I wanted to let you know about two games I plan on running at Historicon in July. I hope  you will join me for some very fun games! Click on the Maximilian label in this blog to see other posts on this subject.

Morelia Battalion of the Republican National Guard:

Battle of Puebla - May 5, 1862 - Theme Game
The 150th anniversary of "Cinco de Mayo" celebrated victory of the Republican Mexican army vs. the Imperial French Army sent by Napoleon III to collect against the debt Mexico owned to European nations. Marching to the interior the French forces encountered the Republicans defending the city of Puebla halfway between Vera Cruz and Mexico City. Come refight history and
see if you can change the outcome.

Rules: Piquet - Din of Battle 2nd Edition

Scale: 15mm

Number of Players: 5 (2 French, 3 Republicans)

Time: 1pm Thursday


Scenario Special Rules:
This game will be using the Rule of 1/3 impetus rules, which gives impetus to both sides during each initiative roll. This way, both armies remain active throughout the game. Because the French were aggressive with their artillery fire at long range, they are low on ammo when the battle truly begins. Hence, they will have 2 Artillery Reload cards instead of the normal three.

French Chasseur a Pied and the Imperial Guard artillery battery arrive in Vera Cruz to help at the Battle of Puebla:





Battle of Santa Isabel- June 1866 - Theme Game
The Imperial Mexican army, led by Major General Thun, has maneuvered in a way to finally draw the Republican Mexican Army into a stand-up fight. The Imperial Mexican Army is bolstered by the Austrian Legion and Belgian Legion, but the Republicans are in a good defensive position. This is an
ahistorical battle between historical foes. Come join in the fun!

Rules: Piquet - Din of Battle 2nd Edition

Scale: 15mm

Number of Players: 4

Time: 7pm Thursday

Scenario Rules:
This game will be using the Rule of 1/3 impetus rules, which gives impetus to both sides during each initiative roll. This way, both armies remain active throughout the game. tbd

Two more Imperial infantry battalions arrive as reinforcements to my collection. The Imperialist never met a uniform that was too gaudy!




3 comments:

Felix Fox said...

Looks great! I can't wait!

Ray Rousell said...

Great looking figures, wish I could be there, but I'm on the other side of the pond!!

Eric Burgess said...

Ray, I have had several UK and Australia folks come to Historicon. Just plan it around a lot of different activities.