Battle Report: 26th December 1995
Mexican Juarista ~vs~ 1860's Chinese
(Robert Avery ~vs~ Richard Avery)
the Mexicans outscouted the Chinese, the slant-eyed devils set up first, with
the Villagers and Imperial cavalry on the right, two Imperial Battalions in
the centre, and the Tigermen, Tartars and the other two Imperial Battalions on
the left. The Mexicans held the town with the Supremos Podres and the
artillery, with one battalion of infantry and the Guerillos cavalry on the
left, and the rest of the infantry on the right.
Chinese attacked strongly on the flanks. On the right, the Imperial Lancers
smashed through the Mexican Line Cavalry, covering the charge of the Village
Levies into the Mexican 2nd Battalion of infantry, which held for a turn, and
then turned and ran!
the Chinese left flank, the Mexicans had thrown out a skirmish screen of
Zapadores backed up by the 1st Battalion and two Guerillos infantry units.
Again the Chinese advanced strongly - but this time their Tigermen were
repulsed by devastating fire from the skirmish screen.
Chinese then sent forward more Lancers, who cleared not only the skirmish
screen but also the Guerillos horse. At this point, things looked critical, if
not terminal, for the Mexican general, but the Chinese cavalry were seen off
by the Guerillos foot: moving
forward to annihilate them at point blank range.
this success came too late to do any real good. Stunned by the devastation
caused to the Zapadores and the Guerillos horse, the Mexican 1st Battalion
fled the field.
his left flank crumbling, his right looking dodgy, and his centre outnumbered
2:1, the Mexican general ordered a retreat. The day belonged to the Chinese.
Chinese casualties were quite high: 260
Tigermen; 120 Musketeers; 160 Spearmen; 160 cavalry and 200 Village Levies. A
total of 900.
The Mexican casualties were light: as they mostly ran away before impact! They were: 60 Zapadores; 60 Lancers; 20 Guerillos Foot; 200 Guerillos Horse and 80 Infantry. A total of 420.
win for the Chinese forces: headed by the Great Wang Ri Chee Averee!
good battle: with the result decided by tactics and morale rather than the