Tuesday 30 October 2012

Gringo 40's attending Crisis 2012 in Antwerp!

El Jefe y su mujer will be attending Crisis this weekend in Antwerp at HANGAR 29, Rijnkaai 150
2000 Antwerpen

They will be bringing all the very latest models in both 28mm & 40mm for all our European cousins to check out and purchase.

Colonel Dupin

 On display at the Gringo 40’s stand will be superbly painted minis by Onaria , Mark Dixon & Andrew Taylor.

Gringo 40's VIGINTIUNUS mini  The Zombie Hunter

Gringo 40’s is also launching our all new 28mm Science Fantasy & Fiction range, VIGINTIUNUS,  with the first mini The Zombie Hunter available to purchase.

 Hasta HANGAR 29 Mi Muchacos!

Monday 22 October 2012

Colonel Dupin's Contra Guerillas in 28mm by Gringo40s

"I am Colonel Dupin. Obey or you are dead! All resistance is futile. I protect the good but have no mercy for evil men. I kill men, I rape women, I murder children; I exterminate the enemy by fire, by steel and by blood; remember my words!" The above is typical of the warning issued by Colonel Dupin to locals when his Contra-Guerillas occupied a Mexican village during the Franco-Mexican War.

Charged with eradicating the Mexican Republican Guerillas (Juaristas), Dupin used terror as his primary method of control. Realizing that without the support of the populace the guerilla units could not function, Colonel Dupin launched a reign of terror across northern Mexico.

 His ferocity became legendary as stories spread of his troops hanging "invalids and cripples", executing civilians, even destroying entire villages. Those who Dupin even suspected of being sympathetic to Juarez were killed on the spot.

His brutality earned him the nickname of "The Hyena of Tamaulipas" of which, according to contemporary reports, he was rather proud of.

Dupin did his job up to the end of the French presence in Mexico with a vicious and ruthless efficiency that sickened even the cruelest of allies and enemies alike.