A Spanish Camerone!
The Action at the House of Hami-Boasa Morocco, July 23-25th 1921
The Riffi pressed in around the main position and the situation became desperate, Captain Amador received a written order from the main position`s commander Colonel Silverio Araujo Torres ordering him to surrender his arms and equipment to the Riffi in exchange for safe passage back to the main position, as the command could no longer support or resupply the small garrison!
Having witnessed other outlying garrisons slaughtered by the tribesmen, Captain Amador refused to accept this order and chose to continue holding out and preventing the Riffs access to the well. His men had fortified the farmhouse, because it dominated the water supply. Captain Amador informed his men of the situation – little ammunition, few supplies and no chance of reinforcements - to a man they all swore to stay and fight to the last bullet!
Those on the rooftop were commanded by Lieutenant Pandura, whilst those downstairs were under the direct command of Capt. Amador and Lieutenant Felipe Casinello Lopez.
28mm Riffi from my collection
Low/poor ammo – only half that side can fire that turn
Grenade! – Whoever draws this card gets a grenade to throw this turn
Extra ammo – double fire this turn
Exhaustion – only half that sides figures can fight this turn
Leader – The side with this card gains a morale/firing bonus this turn
Out of ammo – the Riffi must withdraw/the Spanish are limited to the Bayonet!
These are just ideas, o
These are just ideas, obviously feel free to expand as you wish
Thinking more on this I`ve been considering using a hit location template
If a hit is rolled against a Spaniard, a D10 is then rolled to work out where the hit was recieved
Obviously hits to body (abdoman or chest) and head are fatal, but hits to legs or arms can be bandaged and the soldato can continue to fight! Also we must assess if that part of the body is visible - lower abdomen and legs would be protected by walls if kneeling behind sandbags or firing from a window for example. More paperwork I accept, but adds to the game I think?
Captain Enrique Amador Asin
Born in Alicante in 1880, he entered the Infantry Academy in 1897, where he followed the abbreviated course established for the overseas campaigns, being promoted the following year to Second Lieutenant and posted to the Princess Regiment.
In 1903 he was promoted to First Lieutenant and was assigned to the Canary Islands Infantry Regiment no2; after several postings in different units, in August 1909 he went at his own request to the Batallon de Cazadores de Barcelona, in Melilla, with which he took part in operations until December when he was returned to the Peninsula.
In 1910 he was promoted to Captain, whilst with the 20th Guadalajara Regiment where he served until 1920 when he requested a posting to the Melilla Regiment.
For his actions at Dar Quebdani he was awarded the Laureate Cross of San Fernando by Royal Order on July 27, 1925.