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Whirlwind27 Mar 2020 2:10 p.m. PST

Please see link for an AAR of an adaptation of a scenario for the Battle of Buena Vista first published back in Miniatures Wargames 7, using the Polemos Ruse de Guerre rules and some Baccus 6mm Napoleonics masquerading as the United States and Mexican armies…


Totenkopf Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2020 4:39 p.m. PST

Great idea. I've been wanting to do Mex-Am War in 6mm, but just haven't gotten around to it. Perhaps I'll get a move on thanks to you.

Durban Gamer28 Mar 2020 4:44 a.m. PST

A really good read!

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 6:45 a.m. PST

Hurrah to the Yanks! Cool fight, John, and I thought the terrain was very effective. I don't understand the assaulting a corner-wheel thing, either!


Whirlwind28 Mar 2020 10:16 a.m. PST

Many thanks all, appreciated.

Jack, the author has kindly confirmed that my reading of it is right: it only counts as a combat if the contacting base has enough movement left to wheel and contact half-a-base-width.

Thanks for indirectly giving me the idea about the stones which solved the problem of how to stage the terrain for this one.

Historydude1807 Apr 2020 6:58 p.m. PST

I've done this along with Palo Alto and Monterrey. I love the MAW and want to game some battles of the Mexico City campaign one of these days.

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