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Cinco de Mayo: The Battle of Puebla

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In this scenario, players may take the side of the French or Mexican forces in the Battle of Puebla, the event celebrated as Cinco de Mayo.  The scenario provides order or battle for both sides, a layout of the terrain at Puebla and rules to implement the unique challenges in this historic battle.  The game is set up using INLGames' (FREE!) QILS gaming system, and designer's notes are provided to easily port the battle to other systems if you want.

A beleagured, depeleted, and under resourced army defening against an assault from the finest fighting force in the world that is facing its own challenges in logistic, intelligence, and a tactical surprise or two.  A brief, casual narrative of the battle helps set the stage for your game.

While the Mexicans are expected to win most of the time, there are still strategic and tactical challenges for the French players:  Can you do better than the real commanders?  Can you switch sides and do better than your gaming mates?  How will you handle the challenges facing the French?  Likewise, the Mexican side is not a walk in the part for guaranteed victory:  Can you get the full advantage from your "secret weapon"?  Will you feed more or fewer forces into the meat grinder than the real commanders?  Do you keep the French further away than the actual battle or will the breach the walls?

We play this every May 5th (or thereabouts), and occasionally a few extra times during the year.  If you like a military challenge, there is plenty to go around in this game.

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February 04, 2023
This title was added to our catalog on February 04, 2023.