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Tango0110 Nov 2012 3:41 p.m. PST

"Here is a summary work about 14 officers of infantry and cavalry which fought against the local guerrilla in Mexico (1862-1867). This list is not exhaustive and it is welcome to complete it. This body of irregular varied in its composition and its staff during its five years of existence, but its mission has always remained the same: to fight the enemy on his land, with its own weapons and to not hesitating to use the same means to won them. The goal was not to make a clean war but to made an effective one. Against the counted-guerrile in March 1863 it included a unit of 70 infantry and 80 cavalry. In June 1864, it included two cavalry squadrons (260 riders), two infantry companies (290 men), 1 artillery section consists of two mountain pieces and an ambulance. These band was composed in its infancy adventurers of all nationalities since there were up to 22 different of them: French, Greek, Spanish, Mexican, American, northern and southern, French, Piedmontese, Neapolitan, Dutch, Swiss … this new way of war quickly drew soldiers released from their obligations and the best elements of the French army were seduced by the life of adventures. Officers are not left behind. Most became from the African troops whatsoever for infantry (2nd and 3rd Zouaves) as well as for the cavalry (1st and 3rd regiment of Chasseurs d'Afrique) troops who fought in all theaters of operations in the years 1850-1860. Some, such as Pine or Galliffet are exceptional officers whose actions became atypical among the most iconic military show in our history…"

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Maybe of interest for wargaming the Mexican-French war with skirmish units and counter guerrilla actions.

Hope you enjoy!.


jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Nov 2012 10:33 a.m. PST


perfect timing old chum!!, as i have just bought out a group

of these figures.Dupin and the foot contingent ( zouave types)



and expanding 28mm ranges

Tango0111 Nov 2012 11:47 a.m. PST

So happy for that my dear friend!! (big smile).


PS If you need anything about translation it would be my privilege to help you.

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Nov 2012 2:52 a.m. PST


i may well take you up on that offer as my time is thinly
stretched amigo
would you kindly send me your e-mail………to

and expanding 28mm ranges

Rudi the german Inactive Member12 Nov 2012 10:02 a.m. PST


The s same goes for me for dutch or german.

Please take next time more time in belgium and I am glad to show you what it is left of the mexican advature in brussels.


Tango0112 Nov 2012 11:56 a.m. PST

Mail sent my friend.


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