Palo Alto



Here is the order of battle I am using for Palo Alto in conjunction with the Across the Rio Grande rules:





Mexicans - Maj. Gen. Mariano Arista


Right Flank Forces
Light Mounted Regiment of Mexico (201) 4 stands
Artillery - 4 lb. gun 1 gun
Zapadores (304) 6 stands
2nd Light Infantry (240) 5 stands
Tampico Coast Guard Battalion (201) 4 stands
  with the Veteran Coast Guard Company of Tampico attached


Right Flank Brigade - Brig. Gen. Romulo Diaz de la Vega
Artillery - 5 4 lb. guns 2 guns
1st Line Infantry (270) 5 stands
6th Line Infantry (245) 5 stands

Left Flank Brigade - Brig. Gen. Jose Maria Garcia
10th Line Infantry (292) 6 stands
Artillery - 2 8 lb. guns 1 gun
4th Line Infantry (481) 10 stands

Cavalry Brigade - Brig. Gen. Anastasio Torrejon
Artillery - 2 4 lb. guns 1 gun
7th Cavalry (198) 4 stands
8th Cavalry (290) 6 stands
  with one squadron of the 1st Cavalry attached
Presidial Cavalry (150) 3 stands


Reserve Cavalry
Mounted Auxiliary of las Villas del Norte (322) 6 stands

41 infantry stands
23 cavalry stands
5 guns

Americans - Brig. Gen. Zachary Taylor

Right Wing - Col. David E. Twiggs
5th Infantry (398) 8 stands
Company C, 3rd Artillery - 4 6 lb. guns 2 guns

Garland’s Brigade - Lt. Col. John Garland
3rd Infantry (371) 7 stands
Artillery - 1 18 lb. guns 1 gun
4th Infantry (355) 7 stands

Cavalry
Companies B, C, D, E, F, H & K, 2nd Dragoons (250) 5 stands

Left Wing
1st Brigade - Lt. Col. William G. Belknap
Artillery Regiment (“Redlegged Infantry”) (541) 11 stands
Company A, 2nd Artillery - 3 6 lb. guns and 1 12 lb. howitzer 2 guns
8th Infantry (310) 6 stands

39 infantry stands
5 cavalry stands
5 guns

Scale – One stand equals 50 men or 2 guns

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