General Aztecs Maya Tocuaro Kids Contact 24 Sep 2017/13 Flint
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‘Make an Aztec shield’
‘Make an Aztec shield’
Super and colourful instruction page in Penny Bateman’s classic The Aztecs Activity Book
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Aztec chimalli jewellery piece

Ideas for SHIELD DESIGNS...

On the internet you can find some amazingly well researched resources in the most unlikely of places. Some amateur ‘wargamers’ (whose hobby is to construct miniature model armies from around the world) have gone to very great lengths to get their designs ‘right’. Luckily, they find the Aztec army fascinating! The best we’ve seen is ‘A Simple Guide to an Aztec Wargaming Army’...

Sample page from the chronofus.net/wargames website
Sample page from the chronofus.net/wargames website (Click on image to enlarge)

Here are just two pages from the 35 included in this superb Guide. For the background to this go to our special feature on the ‘chimalli’ or Aztec shield.

Sample page from the chronofus.net/wargames website
Sample page from the chronofus.net/wargames website (Click on image to enlarge)

We’re in contact with ‘Chronofus’ (the creator of the Guide) and he’s kindly provided a link to his discussion forum on the Aztecs which is an excellent source of information (for older students) on Aztec social structure and hierarchical organisation, particularly within the Aztec military, for obvious reasons. What most impressed us, in all this, is that Chronofus lives - and does all his painstaking research - right out in the Australian outback!

Mexicolore’s ‘chimalli’ feature

‘A Simple Guide to an Aztec Wargaming Army’
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