Friday, 23 July 2010

Camerone

It`s all Matt Golding`s fault! You see over on his "Waterloo to Mons" blog he`s talking about themed painting ie "this month it `s Russians",so i get the idea "Great last stands on the American sub-continent".We all know about Custer(sorry Keogh)and Billy Travis at the Alamo,but what about Danjou,and his 64 legionnaires at Camerone in 1863
?outnumbered 30 to 1 and they still held out for 12 hours,and just what were the French Foreign Legion doing fighting in Mexico?Very interesting,i`ve ordered the (first) book and the first pack of figs.(which includes Captain Danjou,himself)and we`ll see how(if at all) it goes.

cheers,
Andy

2 comments:

Matt said...

That's it, blame me!

Camerone-excellent! The whole Maximilian thing is top notch wargaming stuff from beginning to end..look forward to hearing the results!

Matt

PANDYS RANT said...

I do blame you,and Phil Olley for a lot of the gaming stuff i get up to.
As for the Mexican Adventure,how frustrating-colourful uniforms,exotic troops,a full range of figs,yet with the exception of Copplestone`s "Old West" sculpts-one of Foundy`s worst.

Andy