Legion Publications

I have a small corner shop on Wargame Vault where I sell a set of rules and flags for the Legion of the United States. The rules, entitled Our Moccasins Trickled Blood, have sold decently well over the years, and are quite affordable. One day I hope to offer a full blown version of the rules, with scenarios and maps, but it is the lack of good map-making software that has kept me from accomplishing that goal thus far.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Palo Alto Order of Battle

Based on my modified version of Across the Rio Grande, and using a scale of one stand equaling fifty men or two guns, here is my order of battle for Palo Alto.  One may notice that this is a bit different than the Regimental Fire and Fury order of battle that appeared in Wargames Illustrated (Issue 295 - May, 2012).  I am taking my information from Anton Adam's The War in Mexico book.  Leader and unit ratings are as follows: E - Excellent, G - Good, A - Average, R - Regular, F - Fair, P - Poor


Mexicans - Maj. Gen. Mariano Arista (A)
Right Flank Forces - Gen. Noriega (F)
                Light Mounted Regiment of Mexico (201) - 4 stands (A)
                Artillery - 4 lb. gun - 1 gun (A)
                Zapadores (304) - 6 stands (G)
                2nd Light Infantry (240) - 5 stands (G)
                Tampico Coast Guard Battalion (201) - 4 stands (R)
                                with the Veteran Coast Guard Company of Tampico attached
Right Flank Brigade - Brig. Gen. Romulo Diaz de la Vega (P)
                Artillery - 5 4 lb. guns - 2 guns (A)
                1st Line Infantry (270) - 5 stands (A)
                6th Line Infantry (245) - 5 stands (A)
Left Flank Brigade - Brig. Gen. Jose Maria Garcia (F)
                10th Line Infantry (292) - 6 stands (A)
                Artillery - 2 8 lb. guns - 1 gun (A)
                4th Line Infantry (481) - 10 stands (A)
Cavalry Brigade - Brig. Gen. Anastasio Torrejon (F)                                                               
                Artillery - 2 4 lb. guns - 1 gun (A)
                7th Cavalry (198) - 4 stands (R)
                8th Cavalry (290) - 6 stands (A)
                                with one squadron of the 1st Cavalry attached
                Presidial Cavalry (150) - 3 stands (P)
Reserve Cavalry
                Mounted Auxiliary of las Villas del Norte (322) - 6 stands (P)

41 infantry stands
23 cavalry stands   
5 guns

Americans - Brig. Gen. Zachary Taylor (E)
Right Wing - Col. David E. Twiggs (G)
                           5th Infantry (398) - 8 stands (G)
                           Company C, 3rd Artillery - 4 6 lb. guns - 2 guns (E)
                Garland’s Brigade - Lt. Col. John Garland (G)
                           3rd Infantry (371) - 7 stands (G)
                           Artillery - 1 18 lb. guns - 1 gun (E)
                           4th Infantry (355) - 7 stands (G)
                Cavalry
                           Companies B, C, D, E, F, H & K, 2nd Dragoons (250) - 5 stands (G)
Left Wing
                1st Brigade - Lt. Col. William G. Belknap (R)
                           Artillery Regiment (“Redlegged Infantry”) (541) - 11 stands (E)
                           Company A, 2nd Artillery - 3 6 lb. guns and 1 12 lb. howitzer - 2 guns (E)
                           8th Infantry (310) - 6 stands (G)

39 infantry stands
5 cavalry stands
5 guns

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