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Tango0110 Jun 2016 12:06 p.m. PST

Of possible interest?

The Belgian Legion

French Army





Henry Martini10 Jun 2016 3:52 p.m. PST

Do you mean the Maximilian War/Maximilian Adventure, Tango? Please don't go confusing people with the correct nomenclature.

Henry Martini10 Jun 2016 11:27 p.m. PST

Judging by those eyes, that artist must be a wargamer.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2016 6:07 a.m. PST

The war is also known as The Mexican Adventure; it is the name of the site he linked.

Tango0111 Jun 2016 10:11 a.m. PST

As my friend 79thPA have said…

Don't want to confuse anyone… posted it here because is from Mexican Wars…

A little reading help you instantly to know what is going on…. (smile)


KTravlos11 Jun 2016 12:21 p.m. PST

Actually in Correlates of War we term the war the Franco-Mexican War. Maximilian Adventure, Mexican Adventure is a bit too colonial sounding.I am ok with the term used in war-gaming and popular history, but it was not an adventure. It was a very brutal war with very high stakes for the people involved (all wars are), and while Emperor Maximilian is a tragic figure, the war was fed and kept alive by Napoleon III (and partly older domestic Mexican issue).

Again I am not calling on war-gamers to use any other term. Just pointing that the terms used are problematic and none of them are really legitimate.

Inkpaduta Inactive Member11 Jun 2016 1:18 p.m. PST

I have often heard it referred to as the Mexican Adventure.

Henry Martini12 Jun 2016 9:16 p.m. PST

You need to reread my first post with your sarcasm sensor switched on, 79thPA :-).

To mere historians it's 'The Mexican Adventure' or 'The French Intervention in Mexico', but for some reason, when it comes to this particular campaign (and no other I'm aware of), some posters on TMP (including figure manufacturers) seem to believe that the professional historians were having an off day when they named it, and that they're duty-bound to impose their own, superior nomenclature.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2016 12:52 p.m. PST

Also of possible interest: link
Unfortunately, I do not read or speak French, but I bought the graphic novel for it's excellent, historically accurate illustrations.

Tom D117 Jun 2016 10:52 a.m. PST

I prefer to think of it as the "Dundee Expedition" or, even more obscurely, "The Post-Civil War Adventures of Col. Ben Train". Too bad no one has "discovered" Flashman's memoirs about his time there.

Henry Martini17 Jun 2016 4:39 p.m. PST

I recently came across my old Frei Korps guide to this conflict, entitled… 'The Maximilian War'. So that's where the rot started.

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Jun 2016 10:33 p.m. PST


great post……………..very inspirational


ps well done Tango as ever always making an effort! Saludetes Ged

Tango0125 Jun 2016 12:14 p.m. PST

A votre service mon cher ami ! (smile)


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