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22 May 2021 3:06 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Cinco de Mayuo" to "Cinco de Mayo"

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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP21 May 2021 11:39 p.m. PST

OK, we played on the 8th, and I'm posting this on the 20th, but our game of the Battle of Puebla was still lots of fun.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2021 11:59 p.m. PST

Cinco de Mayo!….

Nice game!…


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2021 5:46 a.m. PST

Nice game – nothing better than gamin' with the gnomies!

14Bore22 May 2021 6:35 a.m. PST

Odd the only ones who seem to know it was a battle anniversary are gamers

Rich Bliss22 May 2021 6:41 a.m. PST

And the Poblanos.

Pocho Azul22 May 2021 9:49 a.m. PST

Cool game! Cinco de Mayo, as a holiday, has an odd history, to be sure.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP22 May 2021 2:01 p.m. PST

The people of Puebla do celebrate the holiday right. Also in Veracruz, where the French were given a lovely Bon Voyage party a week or so later. The rest of Mexico is hit or miss on recognition, though politicians are good at seizing the opportunity to talk about Mexican identity, unity, and the power of the people, rightfully so, I might add. In the US it's miss, miss, miss, and occasionally hit.

It is a great game and it shows that you can both have fun and show prowess playing the side that is designed to lose in a game. This was the farthest advance of the French, actually entering a fort. That assessment discounts an actual French victory, that everyone including the French players admitted was based on a large number of outlier dice rolls.

I think the only way for the French to win is to grossly integrate historical hindsight into the game. The French basically dismissed the volunteer cavalry as a threat. I think if you pulled your artillery away from the main battle and laid in wait to blast the rurales when they ride in, the French might win.

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