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10 Oct 2022 1:25 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Inconceivable15 Jul 2022 12:40 p.m. PST

Looking for large scale, period specific rules. Wanting to use 10mm figures.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2022 1:51 p.m. PST

Fire and Fury variant


Scenarios, Rules etc…

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jul 2022 2:12 p.m. PST

Brave Men Badly led?
Santa Anna?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2022 2:27 p.m. PST

Agree with F & F – we have used it, like it

mumbasa15 Jul 2022 2:50 p.m. PST

After playing 8-10 or so rules, I settled on Field of Battle 3. I helped playtest them and really like them for the MAW.

raylev315 Jul 2022 2:51 p.m. PST

Fire and Fury variant…definitely.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2022 3:05 p.m. PST

Another one you might consider is "Gone To See The Elephant" if you dont like Fire and Fury system – Patrick did a good job with it The Virtual Armchair General link

Available in PDF and has a lot of decent resources some of which are free downloads – including link

Note there is also a good book on the Mexican Solider further down on the page

John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2022 6:42 p.m. PST

Another vote for Field of Battle 3. Excellent set of rules. Our holy grail set!



torokchar Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2022 7:23 p.m. PST

We play Fire and Fury variant here in San Antonio Texas!

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2022 7:55 p.m. PST

There is the rule set called Santa Anna that is specific for the Mexican-American War.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2022 1:37 p.m. PST

I've always had a good battle with Santa Anna Rules.

Prince Alberts Revenge16 Jul 2022 4:12 p.m. PST

My armies for the Mexican American War are 10mm (almost all from Bill Moreno's exquisite So Far From God range): link

I've opted to go with Field of Battle 3. It has mechanisms to capture differences in troop quality and command. I'm sure other rules work for other games but FOB is what I find to best handle what I think is important for the MAW.

Prince Alberts Revenge16 Jul 2022 6:05 p.m. PST

Santa Anna Rules are good but as I recall they are geared towards individual basing and the mechanism for stragglers will require bookkeeping or counters if your are using 10mm multi-based figures.

Son of MOOG17 Jul 2022 10:59 a.m. PST

I'll always recommend Chapultepec.My groups favorite hands down!

Inconceivable17 Jul 2022 1:46 p.m. PST

Thanks all. Now to wade through all the choices you've given me.

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