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Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2022 5:34 p.m. PST

I hosted a Last Stand of the Legion at Camerone game today on the 159th anniversary of the battle. I only have 27 Legionnaires, so the game was half size. The Mexicans were recycled when their units were routed or destroyed. The rules we used were Fistful of Lead – Bigger Battles which allow each player to handle around 25 miniatures. My model of the Camerone hacienda is far from accurate, as I was limited to the walls and buildings I had on hand, but I was pretty pleased with the result. The French players did a good job of holding the perimeter until one unit of Mexican militia manged to force their way through the barricaded gateway. After that, it was impossible to stop the overwhelming numbers of Mexicans. In the end, as they did historically, the last surviving Legionnaires charged into the enemy horde rather than surrender. Tonight I'll open a bottle of red wine and toast the heroes of Camerone. Vive la mort, vive la guerre, vive la Légion Étrangère

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2022 3:49 a.m. PST

Great job. Thanks for posting.

bobspruster01 May 2022 8:06 a.m. PST

Well done, Nick! C'est magnifique!

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP01 May 2022 10:44 a.m. PST

And I like your homage to Danjou's arm next to the kepi in your master shot!

Vive Les Gimps!

TVAG

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2022 3:24 p.m. PST

Are the french conversions, or does someone make them?

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2022 7:14 p.m. PST

79thPA a company in Argentina, Beau Geste, makes them: link
Tradition also makes a Camerone set:https://www.traditionoflondonshop.com/54mm_Model_Soldiers/Camerone_Danjous_Last_Stand_1863&osCsid=0gi0gb7i2ae428g1ibr6soham5
Not cheap, but less expensive than: link

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2022 6:20 a.m. PST

I have seen that Argentine link before. I probably ask the same question in the past.

Tell me about it. I've got John Jenkins F&IW figs.

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