Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Philippine-American War Skirmish Battle

At our last club convention I put on a Philippine-American War skirmish scenario between Filipino forces and A Company, 1st Colorado Volunteer Regiment.  The scenario was based on a real skirmish battle that happened on March 25, 1899 between well trained Filipino troops and US volunteer troops.

The 28mm figures are from 1898 Miniaturas and a few Tiger Miniatures thrown in.  Rules used were The Men Who Would Be Kings with some house rules.  Terrain that affected the battle was the jungle, rice paddies and hedges.

The objective for the the Filipino troops was to defend the area and prevent the US forces from breaking through.  Just like the historic battle, the US forces were able to push the Filipino forces out of the area but it was a tough battle.

Initial deployment for the Filipinos and US forces started off table.
Two additional Filipino units would arrive as reinforcements.

A Filipino unit with the support of a bugler and flag defend the edge of a forested area.

A unit of volunteers charges pinned Filipinos defending the rice paddy berm.
The Filipino troops could not hold the berm.

The Filipino left flank trying to hold back the advancing US troops.
Ignore the two dice trays.

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  1. Good looking game! I didn't notice the dice trays right off:-)

    1. Thanks. They do kind of blend in. I'm already thinking of the next battle.