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Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2019 12:13 p.m. PST

I was surprised to find this Mexican made documentary on Netflix. The title is Patria and it's in Spanish with English subtitles. It gives the background to the French Intervention and the Maximilian Regime and covers those two topics with a surprising emphasis on the military history. It's also good simply for shots of the Mexican countryside for wargame terrain purposes.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2019 12:32 p.m. PST

Thanks! Will have a look (plus my wife loves to watch Netflix documentaries)

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2019 12:54 p.m. PST

Cool! Nice find! Thanks for sharing.

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Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2019 1:24 p.m. PST

Sweet! Thanks!

Cyrus the Great28 Jan 2019 5:49 p.m. PST


Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2019 8:27 p.m. PST

Cool, Nick, thanks for posting about this!

Hey, what ever happened to our pseudo-plan to do a refight of the very last battle of the Maximillian War -- the 71-day SIEGE OF QUERETARO -- with the city surrounded, and the Imperial defenders outnumbered 4:1, but able to occasionally capture Republicans and turn them into reinforcements?!?! That would make a great convention game!

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2019 9:06 a.m. PST

MG! Queretaro is still on the back burner. I even bought more Foundry painted Maximilian Adventure figures at Enfilade last year, against my better judgement.

Cyrus the Great01 Feb 2019 7:09 p.m. PST

Well this certainly didn't fit into the Ken Burns style of documentary!

SylvainArizona Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2019 7:14 p.m. PST

It was a great documentary. Most of the books on it are from the French or American point of view.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 9:07 a.m. PST

I think the highly politicized way that Mexicans look at their history makes it challenging to get an "objective" viewpoint. However, I thought the cocky, chain smoking historian who presented the documentary based on his book was very entertaining.

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