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Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2018 3:42 p.m. PST

I recently bought a second hand collection of painted MAW 25mm infantry, cavalry and artillery. I am looking for some brigade scale rules that give a good flavor for the period. The collection was based on reproducing the actions in California, so it contains US sailors, US Marines and Vaquero lancers as well as the usual US and Mexican infantry and cavalry. Extra points for rules that cover irregular troops.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2018 3:52 p.m. PST

You could try Santa Ana skirmish they would be appropriate for battles in California

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP14 May 2018 3:03 a.m. PST

There is Santan Anna Rules (tactical) and Santa Anna Rules (skirmish). Both were written for this period. As Brigade level rules, you probably want to look at the tactical set. They are available from On Military
Attest and Caliver.

I have also used GASLIGHT. For some MAW skirmish games.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 9:18 a.m. PST

I have Santa Anna rules. I need to take them down off the shelf and take a look. BTW, I didn't use the rules, but I found the scenario and map for the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862 very helpful.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP14 May 2018 9:56 a.m. PST

"Gone To See The Elephant" presents commands at the Brigade level and definitely represents Irregulars.

For a more thorough description, please follow this link

Available in print and PDF Editions, you will find it is by far the most thorough depiction of both sides with information on the Mexican Army tactics, "doctrine," and capabilites in particular not found in any other rules.

No brag, just fact!


Royal Marine19 May 2018 3:57 a.m. PST

MAW? Mexican-American War? Marmalade-and-Wheat? Megan and William (sorry Harry!)?

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