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torokchar Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2020 11:22 a.m. PST

As promised yesterday, here is my Mexican Army. These are based on the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma (the opening battles of the Mexican-American War). They are based and labeled using modified Fire & Fury ACW rules for the Mexican-American War.


These are Old Glory 28mm metal figures with a few 1st Corps figures mixed in.




Army of the North – Gen.div. Mariano Arista
Deputy – Pedro Ampudia
1st Brigade – Gen. Jose M. Garcia
10th Line – Col. Jose M. Garcia, Bn.Comdte. Manuel Montero
Artillery battery (2x 8-lb)
2nd Brigade – Gen. Rómulo Díaz de la Vega
1st Line – Col. Nicolas Mendoza
6th Line – Lt. Col. F. Garcia Casanova
Artillery battery (6x 4-lb)
Brigade – Gen. Pedro Ampudia
4th Line – Col. Jose Lopez Uraga
Villas of the North Cavalry Auxiliary
Sappers Company
Artillery battery (2x 6-lb ?)
2nd Light – Col. Jose Maria Carrasco, Lt.Col. M. Fernandez
Tampico Coast Guards Battalion – Lt. Col. Ramon Tabera
Zapadores (Sappers) Battalion – Lt. Col. Mariano Reyes
Cavalry Brigade – Acting Gen. Anastasio Torrejon
7th & 8th Line – Col. A. Torrejon?
Light Regiment of Mexico – Col. C. Montero
Presidential Companies – Col. Sabariego
Artillery battery (2x 4-lb guns)
Irregular Cavalry (Rancheros) – A. Canales
Artillery – Gen. Tomas Requena
Chief of div. Raphael Linarte
Artillery battery (2x 8-lb, 2x 6-lb)
Artillery battery (4x 4-lb) – Capt. Ballarta?
Artillery battery (4x 4-lb)




Mexico 28mm Mexican-American War:
75 x infantry Stands (3 figures per stand)
10 x artillery stands (1 gun and 3 gunners per stand)
34 x cavalry stands (2 figures per stand)
6 x mounted command
3 x foot command
225 foot figures
30 gunners
10 guns
68 mounted figures
6 mounted command
3 foot command




I am continuing the photo and inventory of my miniature collections while staying home on Telework duty.




79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2020 11:42 a.m. PST

Another great looking army.

Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2020 1:55 p.m. PST

Awesome! I was wondering what rules you were using. Thanks for the answer.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2020 1:59 p.m. PST

OOohhh- very nice!

mghFond21 May 2020 2:07 p.m. PST

Awesome looking Mexican army!

KevinV21 May 2020 3:50 p.m. PST

Oh heck. That looks great.
I'm inspired to paint my mountain of lead- Mexican American period. And for Fire and Fury, my favourite rules set.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2020 4:31 p.m. PST

Well done! : )

Hal Thinglum Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2020 8:06 a.m. PST

Great job. Very impressive.

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2020 8:39 p.m. PST

Really great paint. You should be proud of 'em.

Normal Guy Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2020 7:16 p.m. PST


Please repeat my compliments from yesterday on the American army. The Mexican Army has to be one of the most colorful of any army ever fielded. You have even hit me in a weak spot since I also play the same period and scale. Beautiful period. I use Regimental Fire and Fury's Mexican War QRS and rules.

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