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Spanish Civil War

Posted by despertaferro on 07 Nov 2019, 02:12

Republican Army



Republican Infantry



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Republican Artillery and Command



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Catalan Macià-Companys Battalion



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Rosa Luxemburg Female Battalion



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Anarchist Militia



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Posted by Bill Slavin on 07 Nov 2019, 02:41

Your vehicles are as accomplished as your figures. Very nice!!
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Posted by despertaferro on 07 Nov 2019, 09:54

Nationalist Army



Nationalist Infantry




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Nationalist Cavalry



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Moroccan Regulars



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Navarrese Requetè Militia Regiment



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Posted by Susofrick on 07 Nov 2019, 11:12

I took a look at PSR for this war and it seems that you have found a lot of figures to paint that not are form BUM. As usual a great display and great to see all those figures, especially since I don't recognize any of them! :-D
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Posted by despertaferro on 07 Nov 2019, 11:32

Hi Gunnar...

https://minairons.eu/ca/

A Catalan company... Small... Metal figures and resin vehicles...
Seems to me that the future of our hobby goes this way: Speira, Hagen, UnderFire, Minairons...

All the best!

Joan
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Posted by Durruti on 08 Nov 2019, 21:18

Awesome! Just awesome...
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Posted by Graeme on 09 Nov 2019, 13:44

What a great post!

Wonderful collection of out of the ordinary figures, fabulous painting and excellent composition into very vigorous and exciting scenes. I really enjoyed seeing these.
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Posted by huib on 10 Nov 2019, 22:13

Wow, this is too much at one! Soo many pictures....
1. The Spanish civil war is a very interesting topic.
2 . Very nice to see the different factions and militia's represented.
3. Soo many beautiful and interesting vehicles and figures.
4. Great paintwork. I love your soft style.
5. Also the basework looks very good.
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Posted by Susofrick on 11 Nov 2019, 10:12

despertaferro wrote:Hi Gunnar...

https://minairons.eu/ca/

A Catalan company... Small... Metal figures and resin vehicles...
Seems to me that the future of our hobby goes this way: Speira, Hagen, UnderFire, Minairons...

All the best!

Joan


Couldn't agree more!
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Posted by despertaferro on 15 Jun 2021, 17:32

Going back to a topic I really like, here’s another Moroccan Regulars Tabor. The green sash and gaiters mark them as recruits from Ceuta. I have also included a couple of mountain howitzers and a command base for the Nationalist North African army.
I am planning to stay linked to this topic for a while ...
I hope you do not mind... :-D

All the best!

Joan



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Posted by Bluefalchion on 15 Jun 2021, 18:14

Great Moroccan units Joan.

Got me curious why colonial recruits would want to fight for Franco. Had some interesting reads during my search. It appears that problem number one was that the Republicans wanted to continue the colonial yoke uninterrupted. And, most of the Morrocan recruits did not have much choice in the matter.
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Posted by carlosfaro on 15 Jun 2021, 20:48

Bluefalchion wrote:Great Moroccan units Joan.

Got me curious why colonial recruits would want to fight for Franco. Had some interesting reads during my search. It appears that problem number one was that the Republicans wanted to continue the colonial yoke uninterrupted. And, most of the Morrocan recruits did not have much choice in the matter.


As you said, moriccan recruits had not much choice.. They actually did not "join Franco", they actually they were part of the spanish regular Army in África Before civil War started...
These were hardened troops which had been fighting against Rif and other moroccan rebels for years...
Franco was then already one of their main generals

When spanish civil War started, most generales of Army in África joined the insurreccion against government in Madrid, and obviously their troops followd them. Not much a question of choice...Specially when these soldiers were used to follow orders and fight any enemy pointed by their spanish commanders...why not also spanish enemies as well?
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Posted by C M Dodson on 15 Jun 2021, 21:48

Marvellous work as always.

There is such a variety of figures and I love the faces.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by despertaferro on 16 Jun 2021, 00:06

Dear Bluefalchion, think that at the time of the Civil War, the Spanish army was made up of recruits. The only professional soldiers with long service experience were in North Africa: the Spanish Foreign Legion or the Moroccan units that have been fighting the rebel tribes of the Rif for the past 20 years. The Africans in the service of the Spanish army were not Moroccan nationalists, but mercenaries who have been fighting and killing their own people with extreme ferocity. Mostly illiterate peasants for whom being part of the army was the only way out of extreme poverty.
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Posted by Egbert on 16 Jun 2021, 06:47

Hey Joan,
outstanding and very impressive presentation of the spanish civil war with wonderful painted figure.
I like them all very much! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Peter on 16 Jun 2021, 10:55

I don't mind you stay a while in this topic! I like all of it and I read also a bit of history! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 17 Jun 2021, 13:44

I totally agree with Peter. It's great when we can learn a bit of history along with looking at the eye candy. Speaking of which, these are some more terrific figures. I love the variety of subtle tones you achieve with your painting and washes.
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Posted by despertaferro on 29 Jun 2021, 17:46

Hi 

Some reinforcements to bulk up the SCW Nationalist side: Heavy and medium guns, artillery tractor, mortar and a command base.

All guns are different to show the extreme heterogeneity of the Spanish artillery park of the time. Only the tractor (Landesa) and the peculiar medium mortar (Valero) were of Spanish dessign and manufacture.

Figures are a mix of ad hoc metal Minairons and a melée of different origin Hat/Strelets plastic bodies with metal Minairons head swap. The heavy guns (155 mm Schneider and 105 Vickers), the Valero Mortar and the Landesa Tractor are metal or resin from Minairons. The others are Hat's from their WW1 range. 

In a few days I'm going to post the Basc Euzko Indara Battalion, adding some more exoticism to the melting pot of the Republican army.

All the best!

Joan







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Posted by Peter on 29 Jun 2021, 19:56

Fantastic work again Joan! I love that tractor! :thumbup:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 29 Jun 2021, 22:49

I enjoyed looking at these artillery pieces, mortar, tractor and crews, but I am REALLY looking forward to seeing the Basques of the Indira battallion!!
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