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Bash On14 Nov 2018 8:03 a.m. PST

Hi all-

Looking for suitable 15/18mm figures to represent the Mexican involvement in the Apache Wars, or specifically Victorio's War. Thinking of a signature Mexican unit or two to add into a Pony Wars or TMWWBK-based scenario, to go with the usual mounted Apaches and US Cavalry.

Am flexible on time period if dictated by figure availability. For this project a little bit of "Hollywood" wouldn't be objectionable.

Many thanks!
Bash

22ndFoot14 Nov 2018 8:50 a.m. PST

I would suggest Peter Pig's Mexicans from their Wild West range. peterpig.co.uk/wildwest.html or from Brookhurst in the US.

They certainly look rather like these chaps (labelled as Apache prisoners and Mexican soldiers after the Battle of Tres Castillos):

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Blue Moon might have something suitable too.

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2018 10:27 a.m. PST

What you need are figs that look like Rurales. These paramilitary police fought the Apaches. They wore light gray uniforms based on vaquero dress (w/sombrero).
If you can find vaquero figs with the short jacket, button pants and sombrero, you're in.
UKfrontier figs has a 15mm Mexican War line with Mexican Irregular cav that might fit the bill.

Bash On15 Nov 2018 1:57 p.m. PST

Two very helpful responses--thank you, gentlemen!

Bash
Tejas

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