Monday, 24 September 2012

Paper Soldiers ... of the Spanish Civil War: Some images

To give regular blog readers some idea how useful and detailed José María Bueno's EL EJERCITO ESPANOL EN PARADA series of paper soldiers were to me, I have photographed the sheets in pairs. To assist readers to identify which unit is which, I have listed the contents of each set first.

Set 1
  • Infanteria
  • Tiradores de Ifni-Sahara
  • Mehal-la Jalifiana
  • Bandera de F.E.T. y de las J.O.N.S.
  • Infanteria de Marina
  • Escolta mora de S.E. el Generalissimo
  • Policia Montada de Sevilla
  • Caballeria de las Milicias del Requete




Set 3
  • Artilleria de Montana
  • Artilleria de Montana, Escalon de Municionamiento
  • Primer Tercio del Requete Navarro
  • Grupo de Regulares de Melilla Numero 2
  • Tabor de Caballeria de la Mehal-la
  • Marina
  • Servicio de Trabajo de F.E.T. y de las J.O.N.S.
  • Bandera de Camisas Negras del la Division 'XXIII de Marzo'




Set 4
  • Guardia Civil de Infanteria
  • Guardia Civil de Caballeria
  • Infanteria
  • X Bandera de la Legion
  • Mehal-la Jalifiana Infanteria
  • Bandera de Falange Espanola
  • Compania de 'Bersaglieri' Motorizados
  • Compania de Carros Ligeros del C.T.V.



14 comments:

  1. There are some fantastic looking units on show here.

    Will I ever find the time and the figures to explore this period?

    Thanks for letting us view them Bob!

    Jim

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  2. Thanks so much! And nice prints indeed
    I had hundreds of those (and many other armies) when I was small kid in the late 60s-early 70s. My first battles were with paper soldiers, later with plastic ones. I wonder what my mum did with then, probably sent into the bin

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  3. They are very nice- thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  4. I am a big fan of paper soldiers, and those are beautiful. It would be wonderful to see those returned to print. Thanks for posting them.

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  5. I've got a few more scans. I'll put them up on Wargaming for Grownups this week.

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  6. Very useful to see the various standards and heavy weapons units, lots of ideas for figure conversions here, I've been thinking of doing "Little Wars" SCW for a while now.

    Best wishes, Brian

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  7. As promised, here are some large picture versions of set 1. http://wargaming4grownups.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/jose-maria-buenos-el-ejercito-espanol.html

    Trebian

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  8. Jim Duncan,

    The SCW is notable amongst modern wars for having units that are in such very colourful uniforms.

    May I suggest building a couple of small armies that can be used with the PORTABLE WARGAME (or a similar set of rules?) to meet any 'urges' that you might have to dabble?

    All the best,

    Bob

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  9. Anibal Invictus,

    I envy you having such fine armies when you were a child. Most of mine were cheap plastic 'variable scale' figures until Airfix came along and solved my problems!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  10. Steven Page,

    They are great figures, and every one has an individual 'personality'!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  11. Trebian,

    Thanks for the offer. I am sure that a lot of people would be interested in seeing them.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  12. Brian Carrick,

    That is a great idea ... and I wish that it had occured to me!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  13. Trebian,

    Thanks very much for doing this. I will pay you blog a visit as soon as I can.

    All the best,

    Bob

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