Category: Spanish-Moroccan War

My interest in the African War was sparked by a set of 4 booklets I picked up from Pallas Armata called simply “The Spanish Campaign in Morocco” (Hardman, 1996). The immediate cause of the Spanish-Moroccan War (1859-60) was Spanish jealously of contemporary French ventures in Algeria. Perhaps even more fundamental were: the Spanish belief that fighting the Moor was a sacred duty; and their long held desire to extend their Reconquista south of the straits. I guess my own interest in the period parallels these causes … I have the armies for the medieval Reconquista in Spain and there is something quite romantic about the vision of regular European lines facing off massed Muslim tribesmen. It is another period I haven’t got into much yet, but you’ll find bits and bobs below.


Timeline for the Spanish-Moroccan War

Timeline for the Spanish-Moroccan War.

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Sources for the Spanish-Moroccan War

A brief annotated bibliography for the Sources for the Spanish-Moroccan War.

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Orders of Battle for the Spanish-Moroccan War

Orders of Battle for both protagonists in the Spanish-Moroccan War.

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Painting Guide for the Spanish-Moroccan War

Painting guide for the Spanish-Moroccan War. The main source is Bueno (1998), however, where Hardman (1996) differs I tend to favour his view as he spent the entire 1860 campaign with the Spanish Army and was a professional observer. On the other hand Bueno is a professional historian, so you can make up your own mind.

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15mm Wargaming Figures for the Spanish-Moroccan War

Rough notes on 15mm Wargaming Figures for the Spanish-Moroccan War.

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