15mm figures Mexican Revolution in 15mm Simon  M3

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Range 11   Mexican Revolution

Welcome to the Peter Pig Mexican revolution range.
As with all Peter pig ranges it will be comprehensive. There will still  be gaps though. By "gaps" is meant  that some items  do not get into the range. An example might be Mexican or American armoured cars.

Notes about the Mexican Revolution (Mexrev)

There are a number of good sources for the gamer considering this war.
It is recommended that the Osprey Elite 137 "The Mexican revolution 1910 -1920" gives a really good overview of the wars with a low outlay of money.

Brief History
Although there are many sources for information, we will give a sketch outline in order  to assist gamers in planning their armies for this period.
The Mexrev is a collection of government changes ( by force of arms) and much side changing. Also rebels that become governments.

The Mexrev is a Mexican war , fought between Mexicans.
Without wishing to offend US customers, it must be said that the US army does not play a major part in the war.
The US took Vera Cruz and held it for a while. the US also chased Pancho Villa around a bit ,after Villa's raid upon the town of Columbus in the US.
There were no battles between US armies and Mexican armies.
All of this means that US troops will not appear until the later stages of the Mexrev  range.  This is a range  focusing on the Mexicans.


It is fair to say that the leaders in the Mexrev end up dead by the end of it; with very few exceptions.

The armies
Others probably know much more detail than is given here. However, the detail given here is to give players access to the Mexrev rather than to impress them with machinations and politics.

1. Government  first half
At the start of the Mexrev the troops are widely using a French WW1 type kepi.
They also use a peaked Russian type cap.
Some troops are wearing a sun /pith helmet, similar to  the British in the Sudan. This pith helmet was more popular with artillery units.

2. Government second half
The Rebels of the first half were known as "Constitutionalists". They become the government of the second half.
They wear cowboy type attire in the form of civilian cut clothes. This would typically be a cowboy hat, short jacket, trousers and short boots. With all their ammo, they take on the appearance of Boers (minus the beards). In the second half their attire is similar, but much more uniform. e.g. the same hat for everyone not just a similar style.

3. Rebels with big hats (Sombrero)
The big hat rebels are Zapata in the South and Pancho Villa in the North.
Zapata  troops would almost universally be wearing sombreros (they are very unwealthy).
Villa troops would have both Sombrero troops and cowboy hat troops.
These two rebel armies are independent of the Constitutionalists ; sometimes fighting against them and sometimes with them.

4. Rurales
This is the pre-war country side (rural) police force. They wear a uniform featuring a nice tall sombrero and look very smart.. they usually fight for the government in power.

5. Indians
Indian tribes such as the Yaqui start with bows and move onto rifles. Early units would have feathers in their hair, progressing onto cowboy hats.

6. US
The US army of this period are wearing their WW1 uniform but lemon squeezer hats and no helmets. The US navy ashore and US marines saw more action than the army. It was USMC and navy ratings that took Vera Cruz. Encountering  street fighting but no full battles. The navy personnel are wearing "normal" sailor uniforms.

Having stated all of the above it should be noted that  there are many uniform types not mentioned here.
This is an introduction only. Designed to attract interest in the Mexrev rather than to demonstrate knowledge.

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Government First half

1. Government troops kepi advancing

2. Government troops kepi firing

3. Government troops kepi command

4. Government kepi MG (2 teams)

5. Government kepi wounded


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7. Artillery crew helmet

8. Government officers in cap

9. Government troops in cap firing

10. Government troops in cap advancing

11. Government troops in cap charging

12. Higher command in cap

13.  Government cap NCOs






Rebels with big hats

20. Rebels with bolt action rifles advancing (soon)


21. Rebels with big hats and Winchesters advancing (soon).



































Guns

273. 75mm Schneider Canet field gun

169. French 75mm field gun