Help support TMP

"Mexican American War OB?" Topic

7 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please use the Complaint button (!) to report problems on the forums.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Campaign Message Board

Areas of Interest


Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Link

Featured Showcase Article

Derivan Paints: Striking It Lucky With Colour

Sometimes at a convention, you can be just dead lucky and find a real bargain.

Featured Workbench Article

Basing With FlexSteel

What's this FlexSteel we're always talking about?

292 hits since 31 Jan 2023
©1994-2023 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Inconceivable31 Jan 2023 11:40 a.m. PST

I'm wanting to use FOB rules. For those of you in the know, where do you get the orders of battle?

PK Guy Brent31 Jan 2023 1:30 p.m. PST

There are no army lists in Field of Battle 3, but the MA War section (page 107) shows general recommendations for officer and troop quality. I'd suggest Googling the particular battle you're interested in and following that thread to find some OOBs.

DinOfBattle2 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2023 1:36 p.m. PST

This could help: link

There are a lot of great books on the war too.


Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2023 1:41 p.m. PST

The Anton Adams book The Mexican War has some unit strengths, as do the Santa Ana Rules. There are several scenarios on the Fire & Fury Website, you could probably work out what you need from that as well. The F&F and Santa Ana Rules strengths are pretty close. I had based my project on the SAR ones, then the F&F scenarios came out and I was mostly good. Mexican militia strengths will be the hardest.

Prince Alberts Revenge31 Jan 2023 8:42 p.m. PST

I game the MAW with FOB and typically cobble my OOBs from other sets. For Palo Alto, I made the 4th Mexican Line two units since it was twice as large as the other units. Most of the Mexican Commanders are D8 leadership perhaps a D10. American commanders D10 or D12.

Let me know if you want my Palo Alto/Resaca De La Palma OOBs, I can send them to you.

Inconceivable01 Feb 2023 1:10 p.m. PST

Prince Albert I'll take you up on that offer.

Inconceivable01 Feb 2023 1:13 p.m. PST

And thanks to every else for their suggestions which will be checked out as well.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.