Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Rebels and Patriots in Mexico

Last week my son David and I had a small Rebels and Patriot game set during the Mexican-American War 1846-1848.

The scenario was a American colon that needed to exit the board to the East (1VP for each unit leaving the board) and a Mexican force to perform an ambush mainly from the South board edge to stop them (1VP for each American unit routed). 

OOB - American (David)

  • 3x Units of Line Infantry (one with the Leaders @ 4 points each
  • 1x Unit of Light Artillery with Limber @ 6 points
  • 1x Unit of Light Cavalry @ 4 points
  • 1x Unit of Skirmishers @ 2 points

OOB - Mexican (Dalauppror)

  • 1x Unit of Heavy Cavalry (with leader) @ 6 points
  • 1x Small unit of  Aggressive Heavy Cavalry @ 6 points
  • 1x Unit of Mounted Skirmishers that are Good Shooters @ 6 points
  • 1x Small Unit of Aggressive Shock Infantry (Dissmounted Heavy Cavalry) @ 6 points

Short recap of the game.

The Mexican was allowed to deploy one unit at the East board edge and the rest at the South, the American deplyed in Colon on the road from the West.

The American started to move along the road as the Mexican Cavalry tried to close in the distance to them... as the Mexican approached the American lined up along the road and opened fire with the Artillery and then the Line Infantry... Devestating result for the Mexican Heavy Cavalry...

It all lokked like an easy win for the American but the Mexican seemed to have extreme morale as they time after time passed Morale checks and continued the fight...

When the smoced cleared the Mexican forces was all routed but they had managed to cause 3 American to rout so it all ended upp in a Draw 3VP vs. 3VP.


  1. Your Mexicans look splendid in this interesting scenario with such different forces. Who makes the figures?


    1. Thanks Stephen !
      Minis are more or less only Perry Plastic ACW and Napoleonic, also used some Vitrix Napoleonics

  2. Lovely looking game as always Michael.

  3. An unsual and very tempting period for me, splendid figures!

  4. splendid looking game, some nice conversions there


  5. Nice Michael and interesting period 👍

  6. A great looking game. I love the unusual armies - very colourful!

  7. Very cool! Something unique as well ... don't see this period covered all that often.

  8. Great looking game, those figures really pop on the table.

  9. Congratulations. Thank you for this very beautiful game. The figures are splendid.

  10. Very nice battle report I have shared your post here

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  11. Such a brilliant period- your collection looks outstanding!