Campaigns Magazine: The Belgian Legion in Mexico

Campaigns Magazine was an American publication devoted to miniature soldiers–usually Napoleonic but also just about anything else under the sun.  It was published bi-monthly by Merengo Publishing (Los Angeles)  in the late 70’s and early 80’s.  It’s run lasted for about 47 issues (8+ years) according to this link.  I found the following article in issue number 32 (Jan-Feb 1982).  (I have about 40 some hard copy issues of Campaigns I bought for a song at a hobby store in Arizona).   It is about the Belgian Legion during the Mexican Campaign.  During this time the French Foreign Legion was formed into a single Regiment  and they also fought in Mexico.  The Belgian Legion was not, as far as I can tell, part of the French Foreign Legion.  There was a time when the separate nationalities of the FFL were were grouped separately but this was discontinued when the Legion was reorganized into one Regiment.  I include this article because it is somewhat related to the French Foreign Legion and the Mexican Campaign and also has wonderful uniform illustrations by Funcken and is an interesting historical read.

The Belgian Legion

About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.
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