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Posted by: xeneize Most historians see only Hernan Cortez as the conqueror of the Tenochtitlan, but even with at the time "Star War weapons", the Cortez forces were too small, but the merciless aztec rule made many people ready to figth with Cortez , they put thousands of soldiers and suffer heavy casualties in the fall of Tenochtitlan. This forgoten warriors deserve a book.
Posted on: 21/06/2013 17:28:00

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Posted by: WickedMessenger
Total Posts: 10
Joined Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2013
You're right of course, without the people from Tlaxcala (etc) Cortez would not have made it. But we already have MAA books on the Conquistadores and Aztec/Zapotec/Mixtec, so I think the subject has already been covered.
Posted on: 21/06/2013 18:18:00
Posted by: .George Washington
Total Posts: 164
Joined Date: Friday, 21 June 2013
I agree with Wicked,this subject has been covered enough, but you are right,Cortes and the Spanish had support from Indian allies who at first fought them.
Posted on: 21/06/2013 18:57:00
Posted by: formwiz
Total Posts: 4
Joined Date: Sunday, 11 November 2012
Excellent idea. A terrific MAA.
Posted on: 24/06/2013 00:25:00
Posted by: wardog
Total Posts: 3
Joined Date: Thursday, 14 July 2011
Turn about is fair play. Osprey had a book about Aztec allies, so its only right it should have a book about Indian allies of the Spanish. Without them, the Spanish would have failed miserably.
Posted on: 24/06/2013 15:55:00
Posted by: xeneize
Total Posts: 75
Joined Date: Friday, 18 January 2013
Wardog. It is my point, at the end the decisive factor was the spanish allies, not the "star wars" weapons.
Posted on: 24/06/2013 22:53:00
Posted by: Paintybeard
Total Posts: 359
Joined Date: Monday, 4 February 2013
Xeneize, I thought that what really defeated the Aztecs was measles and other European diseases. Has anyone else read Jared Diamonds book "Guns, Germs and Steel"?
Posted on: 25/06/2013 14:46:00
Posted by: xeneize
Total Posts: 75
Joined Date: Friday, 18 January 2013
Painty. Was a combination of factors, of course the diseases were important, the advanced weapons AND the indigenous enemies of the Aztecs made the Cortez conquest posible.
Posted on: 26/06/2013 00:29:00
Posted by: MXEngineer
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I Agree with Wicked. Saying that the subject has been covered with the Zapotec and Mixtec armies is equivalent to say that the Apaches have been covered by a book about the Sioux and Comanches.
Posted on: 07/07/2013 04:22:00
Posted by: MXEngineer
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Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 April 2020
Sorry I remembered Wicked but i ment Wardog...sorry subject is not covered.
Posted on: 07/07/2013 04:24:00

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