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Author Topic: Getting Started with the Mexican-American War - Goonhammer Historicals  (Read 899 times)

Offline muggins

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I did some sleuthing to find as much as I could about the Mexican-American War (it's my current 28mm project) - rules, minis, history, geography, politics, etc. and put them in a series of two posts that I want to be a great starting point for anyone interested in gaming the conflict. Check it out!

https://www.goonhammer.com/goonhammer-historicals-getting-started-the-mexican-american-war-part-one/

https://www.goonhammer.com/goonhammer-historicals-getting-started-the-mexican-american-war-part-two/

Offline Terryb

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Re: Getting Started with the Mexican-American War - Goonhammer Historicals
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2024, 04:29:31 PM »
Excellent information on your blog. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Getting Started with the Mexican-American War - Goonhammer Historicals
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2024, 06:39:58 PM »
Excellent information on your blog. Thanks for posting.

Thanks a ton! I have enjoyed doing this research immensely.

Offline Emir of Askaristan

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Re: Getting Started with the Mexican-American War - Goonhammer Historicals
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2024, 07:59:31 PM »
Great summary. Enjoyed reading it.

Always fancied this period but I'm a 28mm guy and I'm not a fan of the offerings from 1st Corps or OG.
So I guess it's one less lead pile for now.

Keep up the good work.

Offline jambo1

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Re: Getting Started with the Mexican-American War - Goonhammer Historicals
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2024, 04:08:47 AM »
Superb summary, really interesting conflict and certainly one I would like to do one day, plenty of info in your posts. :)

Offline Old Contemptable

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Re: Getting Started with the Mexican-American War - Goonhammer Historicals
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2024, 04:25:19 AM »
I played several games using Santa Anna Rules. Very enjoyable, we used 28mm figures. I think they would work for 15mm.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30458/santa-anna-rules-warfare-mexico-1820-1870-volume-1

Offline muggins

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Re: Getting Started with the Mexican-American War - Goonhammer Historicals
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2024, 04:40:53 AM »
I played several games using Santa Anna Rules. Very enjoyable, we used 28mm figures. I think they would work for 15mm.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30458/santa-anna-rules-warfare-mexico-1820-1870-volume-1

I have to definitely check them out - to be honest I'm very familiar with Sharp Practice so I haven't stepped out of my safe zone so much.

Thanks to all who have commented!

Offline Redshank

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Re: Getting Started with the Mexican-American War - Goonhammer Historicals
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2024, 06:48:49 AM »
Really enjoyed reading your blog! Great to see some interest in MAW.

I am inching towards completing a northern theatre project using mainly Eurekas and the Old Glory/Blue Moon range:

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=137837.0

Since I started, Eureka have released Mexican Zapadores, which helps round out the range.

Please tell us more about your Mexican adventures!

Offline vtsaogames

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Re: Getting Started with the Mexican-American War - Goonhammer Historicals
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2024, 12:55:36 PM »
Two excellent blog entries, thanks.

A few comments: The fortress at Vera Cruz fell before Yellow Fever season started. If it had held out longer Scott's army would have been debilitated by disease.
As cheap as Congress was, the U.S. Army was fielded by a wealthy country, and had up-to-date equipment. The Mexican Army was that of a bankrupt nation. The French intervention started because Mexico was deeply in debt to Europeans.
Last, the U.S. Army had a tradition of submitting to civilian rule, the opposite of the Mexicans. Mexican officers were astounded when Scott obeyed a letter from President Polk firing him after the war ended. They were amazed he didn't just declare himself the local ruler.

I've always been interested in this war. But my apartment is nearly full of books, figures and terrain. And I'm long in the tooth.
And the glorious general led the advance
With a glorious swish of his sword and his lance
And a glorious clank of his tin-plated pants. - Dr. Seuss


My blog: http://corlearshookfencibles.blogspot.com/

 

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