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Thursday, 23 December 2021

The Battle for St.Augustine, Part TWO

Both sides had used the break in the battle to reassess their positions and defences. Houses had been fortified, artillery pieces repositioned. 



MOVE ONE and TWO. Both sides opened up, hoping their fortifications would provide suitable cover. MOVE THREE saw heavy casualties on the NG battalion holding one side of a key street. By MOVE FOUR the Americans had suffered nine casualties to Spanish losses of five, it was not looking good. Although the Americans slightly outnumbered the Spanish in infantry it was noted that twenty figures belonged to regiments which were approaching half strength, while the Spanish regiments were still combat strong and in 'declared' positions, which would help in any morale tests. MOVE SIX. a truce was agreed, the American troops withdrew from the suburbs, out of artillery range. However, St. Augustine is still officially besieged.

MGB

4 comments:

  1. Nice looking game MGB- I especially like the fortified gun position. Is it a scratch-build?

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    1. Hi MJT, they are indeed, polystyrene with polyfilla covering, lots of paint. Made them quite a few years ago now, for my 28mm war-game figures, but I think they look ok with 54mm toy soldiers.
      Michael

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  2. A beautiful battle as usual Michael! I especially like the snipers on the roof, very cool! Thank you for all of your excellent posts this year and enjoy a wonderful holiday with family and friends!

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    1. Cheers Brad, and thank you for your support for this blog. Shocking how fast the magical day comes about. I'm hoping to still play a few more games this year; a chance to utilise the new additions. Very best wishes to you and yours for Christmas!
      Michael

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