Mexican Revolution 1910-1920

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CarlL
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Mexican Revolution 1910-1920

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Well nearly missed this ad on TMP - a book guide to the forces,their equipment and dress during Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920 by Mike Blake, entitled, "Armies of the Mexican Revolution, Uniforms, Equipment & Weapons of the Armed Forces in Mexico 1910–20" ISBN: 978-1-85818-771-6 in hardback at £39.95p (for 232 pages - not sure how much is illustration or photos) from Patizan Press / Caliver Books,
see their site at https://www.caliverbooks.com/Partizan%2 ... xRev.shtml
or see TMP ad at http://theminiaturespage.com/news/?id=1899226688
at each you will find two examples of the illustrations and the book cover reproduced below so you know what to look for !!
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A minor matter, and probably only publishers PR getting it wrong, (IMHO) when the blurb in the above says:
"The machine gun played a significant role for the first time in non-colonial warfare, heralding how it would come to dominate future battlefields"

I think the Russian (or Russo)- Japanese War of 1904/1905 taught these powers, and other powers observers, about the power of the machine gun in defence, on battlefield between two major powers. Also notable for Japanese making a surprise attack on Russian naval base without declaring war and catching Russian Asian fleet at anchor unprepared. Now where did we see this happen again? An act which in London The Times described as ‘The Japanese Navy has opened the war by an act of daring which is destined to take a place of honour in naval annals.’ Not sure this was honourable? Go ask the survivors of Pearl Harbour. But I digress. Russians used MGs to help defend Port Arthur and barbed wire. Although ultimately losing both the Port and the War.

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Richard B.
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Auto weapons - Gatling, Maxim, etc had begun to change warfare well before 1910 :( Gatling patented his first revolving gun around 1850....

I`m really not sure about this one, at a cost of £39.99, I`m inclined to think it may be a future Christmas pressie rather than a must have.....

The author has been pushing it on TMP, but seems quite reluctant to actually answer direct questions (not from me I haven`t asked any :D )
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

CarlL
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Richard,

Glad to hear you havent got yourself in trouble with a fellow camarada of the Mexican Revolution!
On cost side my thinking was similar - a posh pressie.

But IF ANYONE out there has seen or bought a copy lets here about its content. Could be sort of book to kick start interest in this event and its characters.

CarlL

granty101
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CarlL wrote:
22 Mar 2020, 08:13
On cost side my thinking was similar - a posh pressie.
I would buy this book...if it contains lots of photos and colour plates...but at £39.95, and with only seeing two colour plates of uniforms/combatants, I'd be reluctant to buy it 'on a whim'. :(

Grant
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Richard B.
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granty101 wrote:
23 Mar 2020, 13:23
CarlL wrote:
22 Mar 2020, 08:13
On cost side my thinking was similar - a posh pressie.
I would buy this book...if it contains lots of photos and colour plates...but at £39.95, and with only seeing two colour plates of uniforms/combatants, I'd be reluctant to buy it 'on a whim'. :(

Grant
My thinking exactly :) I`ve never been a rivet counter over uniforms anyway as long as they look basically as they should at 4ft across a tabletop in 20mm - that will do :)
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

granty101
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Richard B. wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 16:02

My thinking exactly :) I`ve never been a rivet counter over uniforms anyway as long as they look basically as they should at 4ft across a tabletop in 20mm - that will do :)
Personally, I'd be more interested in photographs of weapons and equipment used, than of uniforms.

Grant
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