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Prince Alberts Revenge29 Aug 2018 1:14 p.m. PST

Painted up some 10mm Mexicans for the MAW. The figures are from Cracker Line Miniatures' "So Far From God" range which I can't recommend enough.





DinOfBattle229 Aug 2018 2:30 p.m. PST

Very nice brush work!!!

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2018 3:05 p.m. PST

I see the Light Mounted Regiment of Mexico, and what I believe is the 10th Line Infantry and the 1st Line Infantry. Fanrastic paint job on them. Just got the 1st Line Cavalry in Tarleton style helmets last week and they are up for sale on the site now. Beautiful work. Artillery is in the works.


McKinstry Fezian29 Aug 2018 4:22 p.m. PST

Very nice. Those are great looking 10mm!

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2018 4:33 p.m. PST

Amazing work on those figures. They're beautiful.

Prince Alberts Revenge29 Aug 2018 5:46 p.m. PST

Thanks for the kind words. Bill, you are quite right and aced that unit identification quiz. Look forward to my next order and will make sure I pick up some of those 1st regiment sculpts, they sure have a fancy uniform.

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2018 6:03 p.m. PST

Prince what rules do you plan to use??

Very nice work!

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2018 6:04 p.m. PST

Prince – what rules do you plan to use??

Prince Alberts Revenge29 Aug 2018 7:09 p.m. PST

Torokchar: helluva question that I've grappled with for years. I haven't found anything that I like for the period so far. For now I'm going to try out Field of Battle II and Rank and File. Black Powder is another option. Both FoBII and T&G have some aspects I like and I think both could give a mood battle. FoB2 has units that comprise of 4 bases, a Unit Integrity value reflects both the size of the unit and their fighting capability. R&F uses # of bases to determine the unit size. I'd have to add bases to my units to reflect their strength at Palo Alto.

I want something that will play fast and simple with some period flavor, so if you have any ideas I am all ears!

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2018 8:47 p.m. PST

May I suggest the Chapultepec rules. It can be found in the courier magazine here is a link where you can get them.


Personal logo chasseur Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2018 9:40 p.m. PST

Are those rules really good?

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2018 3:16 a.m. PST

There is a variant of Regimental Fire & Fury For which there is a free QRS that may be downloaded from the Fire & Fury site. Also, the Virtual Armchair General has a fine set of rules entitled Gone to See rhe Elephant.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2018 8:53 a.m. PST

All I can say is that my group likes them. They are simple, fast play and have plenty of period flavor. Old school rules that are playable. I believe they were originally a set made for gaming conventions.

Sharpe5230 Aug 2018 11:41 a.m. PST

If you want something really simple you can have a go at Vae Victis French magazine rules "Los Gringos" published long time ago.Those are based on DBA system with some amendments.
If you like those rules in English just let me have your e mail. I have a "reprinted with permssion" version.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2018 7:04 p.m. PST

I also recommend Chapultepec. There was another decent set in the Courier, Across the Rio Grande, that captured the feel of the war.

Buckeye AKA Darryl01 Sep 2018 6:14 a.m. PST

ACW Bill…are you planning on doing US Flying artillery for Palo Alto in their proper uniforms? That is the one item companies seem to forget, and the one item Eureka doesn't make in their 18mm range. If a company could do all the proper uniform types for Pala Alto/Resaca de la Palma, I would chuck my Eurekas and start over!

Buckeye AKA Darryl01 Sep 2018 6:19 a.m. PST

For rules, I have a word version of Chapultepec if folks want to send me an email. I also have a set called Across the Rio Grande, but they are different than the ones from The Courier. For the latter I have both a 25/28mm version and a 18mm version, the differences mostly in basing figures.

Actually, I believe both sets are posted on the Mexican-American War Yahoo group as well, but I am no longer a member to verify.

Email: preds81.ds at gmail

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2018 10:49 a.m. PST

Darryl, Flying Artillery is a definite. Regular arty crew in M1839 will be done first along with Mexican crew in Shako.

Buckeye AKA Darryl01 Sep 2018 5:43 p.m. PST

Most wonderful, Bill. I will have to keep an eye open for that release, and then start moving towards 10mm.

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