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TOPIC: Mexican American war of 1846
PM Hecoma
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Mexican American war of 1846
Hecoma
21st Jan 2016 12:12:31

Hello,

I was wondering what figures can I use to portray this conflict? 

For the US army I plan to use the napoleonic prussian reserve infantry. What should I use to make the mexican army?

Thanks.


Email Extra Crispy PM Extra Crispy
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Extra Crispy
21st Jan 2016 02:19:47

Napoleonic British in the stovepipe would work for some regulars.


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PM Hecoma
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Mexican American war of 1846
Hecoma
22nd Jan 2016 06:49:24

Thanks Mark. I had not thought about british infantry.


Email dourpuritan PM dourpuritan
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dourpuritan
24th Jan 2016 11:30:41

French lancers in helmet might work for some Mexicans.


PM ROUGUE
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ROUGUE
25th Jan 2016 05:26:27

Hecoma: French Cuirass will work for the Tulacingo Cuirass,Old Gaurd Gren for the Grenadier's of the Imperial Power's Ect. most of the french Nappy's should cover the Mexican's you'll have to fish around for the American's they will be a little tougher hope this help's!        

                                                                          Rougue


PM Hecoma
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Mexican American war of 1846
Hecoma
26th Jan 2016 06:59:41

A huge thank to all for your advice!

After some thought I think I'm going to choose the following figures:

US infantry : napoleonic prussian reserve infantry (NPR02) with russian olpechnie command strips (NRU26). I hope Peter will be agree to sell me packs containing only command strips.

Mississippi Rifles: ACW03. Painting the sack coat in red will do the job.

US dragoons: ACW cav (ACW11 & 12). I will turn kepis into 1839 forage caps with green stuff.

Regular mexican infantry: napoleonic spanish infantry (NSP05 & 07) with napoleonic animated french infantry to add variety.

Regular mexican line cavalry: ??????? May be Risorgimento piedmontese ligh cav (RSI05)

Irregular mexican infantry/cavalry: napoleonic spanish guerillas (NSP17 & 18) creating sombreros with green stuff.

What do you think about this?


PM Le Comte de Froufrou
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Le Comte de Froufrou
30th Jan 2016 12:32:52

I was thinking about this one too, so much that I produced army lists for Phil Barker's HFG rules (you can find them on the HFG resource site). Stovepipes should be ok for the Mexicans, and Prussian reservists for the US linee. The biggest problem is the irregular troops. The best 'sombrero' type hats on Baccus figures are probably the Thessalian LC. I'd really like to see some nice ragged peasanty figures in sombreros and with a mix of firearms, pikes, machetes and the rest. And some similar cavalry. Then I could start doing the Liberation Wars in South America.


PM Hecoma
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Hecoma
31st Jan 2016 06:10:31

Thank you Le Comte de Froufrou. Thessalian light cavalry is a good proxy for irregular mexican lancers and their cloak can be transformed into a sarape (poncho).


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Hecoma
24th Jul 2016 12:25:17

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PM Hecoma
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Hecoma
25th Jul 2016 04:32:01

This is a test base using prussian infantry reserve NPR02 as US regular infantry for the Mexican American War.


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