Category: Spanish Sahara

War in a Land of Sand and Stones

In the period 1956 – 1976 the native Saharans fought for independence from Spain, and when the Spanish finally left the Moroccans walked in. In parallel to the war in Spanish Sahara this period also saw Spain lose enclaves in Morocco during the Ifni War. This period mainly appeals to me because La Legion (Spanish Foreign Legion) were involved and it lets me get post-WWII equipment and Muslim guerrillas.


Helicopter Landing Zone Requirements and Crossfire

Standard Helicopter Landing Zone (Venter, 1994, p159)

I have found myself looking at the Portuguese Colonial War again recently. Last night I was reading “The Chopper Boys: Helicopter Warfare in Africa” by Al J Venter again and thought I’d share something on Helicopter Landing Zone Requirements and Procedures.

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Steven’s 2nd Tabor of Regulares of Tetuán

As long as you led from the frontwhere they [the Moroccans] could clearly see you upright, they would follow.

Alferez Juan Crespo.

I’m building up the 2nd Tabor of Regulares of Tetuán from Column Asensio of 1936.

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Fuego Cruzado Scenarios: Crossfire Scenarios for Spain’s Wars

My scenarios for Fuego Cruzado – my variant of Crossfire for Spain’s Wars (e.g. Spanish Civil War and Rif War).

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Timeline for Spanish Sahara and the Ifni War

My timeline for the Spanish Sahara and the Ifni War. I start a long way back to give context.

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Sources for the Spanish Sahara and Ifni War

An annotated bibliography for the Spanish Sahara and the Ifni War.

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Orders of Battle for the Spanish Sahara and Ifni War

Here are the orders of battle I’ve found so far for the Spanish Sahara and the Ifni War.

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