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Richard Baber21 May 2022 11:03 a.m. PST

New game posted over on my blog:

Makhno191822 May 2022 10:56 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing. Looks like a fun game! Is that a homemade cactus I saw? very impressive. My daughter says your terrain looks better than mine :-/ , though she insisted the shell explosions of yours, which I've been meaning to copy for my table, are Xmas trees. None of my arguments could convince her otherwise. I guess critics are everywhere.

Always a bummer to see the government win, though Orozco was no hero of mine. That Orozco broke from the PLM to join Madero, and that Villa would later champion the same land reform causes the PLM, Zapatistas, and Orozco resisted the Maderistas for, are just more examples of why lowerclass revolutionaries require the ideological and tactical clarity achieved from self-organizing in revolutionary groups. I've read that Villa's politics evolved while sharing a jail cell with a Zapatista, though I am unclear about when this occurred. Later in the war, anarchists of Mexico city ended up on either sides of the line, some fighting for the Zapatistas and some against. What a mess.

Thanks again Richard. I haven't been able to play lately, so it was nice to check out your aar, please keep em. coming.

Richard Baber22 May 2022 12:03 p.m. PST

Thanks, if you dig back through the blog under "terrain" you will find my "how to" on creating those explosion markers to show your daughter how it was done :)

Villa wanted to be a people`s champion, he was against the rich and powerful and the peon system after what happened to his own family. Dad died and local landowner took advantage of villas Mother and sister – Villa shooting him started his life as a bandit.

Later Villa felt Carranza just wanted to keep the status quo which is why they fell out.

Makhno191822 May 2022 1:43 p.m. PST

forgot to mention, loved the fistful of dynamite reference. James Coburn, who plays the Irish anarchist, looked like my father in that one. Los colorados should have tried that exploding train trick on your table, though I guess they'd hoped to hold on to that train and the station too!

Richard Baber22 May 2022 2:27 p.m. PST

Fistful of dynamite is a great movie with some wonderful set pieces – the ambush where Coburn & Steiger the federal column, blowing up the bridge and machine gunning the survivors is just spectacular!!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2022 7:24 p.m. PST

Nice AAR – thanks for sharing!

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