Wednesday 25 March 2015

Mexican American War Regimental Fire and Fury

Mexican American War 1846

Battle for Palo Alto

20mm Figures  by Michael Callus

Rules   Regimental Fire and Fury


Initial deployment with the chaparral beyond the road

Second session sees the high tide of the Mexican advance

The main attack of the Mexican right wing hitting 
the battery sending it silenced and damaged but 
not enough elan to breakthrough

With most Mexican cavalry leaving the battlefield 
broken the left flank was turned by the
 American flying batteries

Trying to regroup and under the threat of U.S dragoons

Last and final session 

Arista's command disintegrates rolling a 1 for base morale
with a -1 for heavy casualties and greater losses the cavalry
 broke and fled 

On the Mexican left the cavalry threat forced the infantry
to form square 

US flying artillery with cavalry outflank 

In a final spur of defiance La Vega charges a depleted 
spent regiment with the hope of breaking through
and capturing the limbered battery

The supporting Mexican artillery pivots to enfilade 
the outflanking US batteries damaging and 
silencing a gun section

The Charge falters 

US cavalry charges and  destroy the 
supporting battery

Mexicans rout and retire to 
Resaca de La Palma 


  1. Really interesting post. Could you tell me where you got the magazine article? Just picked up Rf and f, and I'm already sorting acw, AWI and naps variants! One more can't hurt😉

  2. Actually the complete article is posted here on this page