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Rosa Luxemburg Female Battalion

Posted by despertaferro on 11 Jul 2015, 17:00

This amazing and rare unit is going to reinforce my SCW Republican Army.

They are mostly metal figures from the Catalan manufacturer Minairons; resin vehicles also from Minarons and a few plastic figures from BUM to bulk up numbers.

These wonderful figures represent one of the female battalions that fight against Franco’s fascists during the Spanish Civil War.

The vehicles are a Ford AA ambulance and a couple of “Autoametralladora Bilbao”. This Spanish manufactured armored vehicle was intended just for police use before the war break up. Once the fight begun, they were pressed into military service with very little success, being his armor too thin to protect the crew from anything but small arms fire.

Like most part of the military units of the Republican Army, this battalion has taken his name from some important revolutionary character of the beginning of the XX century. With Karl Liebknecht, Rosa Luxemburg was a communist leader that died in Berlin in 1919 murdered by Freicorps members during the repression of the Spartacist Revolution.

I hope you like them!



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Posted by KGV on 11 Jul 2015, 17:24

Unusual subject. I like this a lot. nicely painted too. Well done.
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Posted by Konrad on 11 Jul 2015, 17:58

Do you never sleep? :-D
Amazing figs.
I never heard from this set.
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Posted by Marvin on 11 Jul 2015, 17:58

Fascinating historical background and they've been brilliantly realised with these figures.

You've got to be very proud creating this. Superb! :cheers:
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Posted by Kekso on 11 Jul 2015, 18:15

KGV wrote:Unusual subject. I like this a lot. nicely painted too. Well done.


+1 :thumbup:
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Posted by k.b. on 12 Jul 2015, 10:41

Fascinating historical information and a very nicely composed unit of figures.
I love your style and your bases add tremendously to the presentation!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 12 Jul 2015, 14:52

I saw those metal gals in the miniature news section a year or so ago and thought they were very cool. Now that you have painted them in your consistently masterful style, I am even more convinced!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 12 Jul 2015, 14:59

Despertaferro: a battle cry of iron indeed. Splendid Work! Max Amount of Photo`s Too! I Love it All. BB
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Posted by Peter on 13 Jul 2015, 19:48

Ladies? I love them! :-D But without the guns! :mrgreen:

Great work again Joan, and thank you for the historical background! :thumbup:
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Posted by lz7947 on 14 Jul 2015, 11:23

Great army! Salute to these heroines!
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Posted by Duron QelDroma on 17 Jul 2015, 17:28

Original Idea! I like it!
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Posted by Lluis of Minairons on 18 Jul 2015, 17:36

Amazing job, Joan! Thanks for sharing :)
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Posted by despertaferro on 19 Jul 2015, 21:40

Thank you very much for visiting my post and your kind comments.

The fact is that this is one of the jobs that I like the most. Maybe because the unusual subject, perhaps because I my family was deeply involved in the Republican side during the SCW and they suffer so much after the Republican defeat…

Peter, they maybe wear guns, but they also practice the free love, something normal today but that needed a great amount of bravery and determination on the catholic and poorly educated Spain of the first half of the XX century.

They were extraordinary women.
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