This is a game played using 'Sharp Practise' , the Mexican army under Colonel Ugartechea has surprised a Texian force based at the Mission Concepcion and their task is to drive the rebels from the table and capture their deployment zone . Here we see the Mexican initial deployment markers (discs with blue flags) where they will appear on the table .
The Texian end of the table with their deployment markers , the one nearest the table edge on the left is the one the Mexicans must capture to win , the other in the centre is a secondary one where Texians can deploy but has no tactical significance .
When a Leaders card is drawn he and the units under his command can deploy . Here they can deploy at 18" - 12" for being cavalry plus another 6" for being out of sight of the enemy deployment marker.
The Texians get lucky and draw two leader cards, each leader has two units of militia under them . I decided to deploy them on the secondary point to hold up the Mexican advance . Being infantry they have to deploy within 6" of the marker.
The Mexicans draw another leader card and three units of infantry appear . Then the 'Tiffin' card was drawn and the move ends, the cards are re-shuffled ready for move two.
The two forces have an initial morale which diminishes as bad thing happen . The Texians are on 8 (militia) , the Mexicans 10 (regulars) . Too be continued …….