12 Oct

“J. Vara de Rey en el Caney” Special Raffle by WarStuft

“J. Vara de Rey en el Caney” Special Raffle by WarStuft.

Best regards mates,…today I did the raffle of two great kits of General Vara de Rey at the Caney Battle. Gently doned by 1898 Miniatures guys.

As I said last post, those kits were raffled separately one for subscribers and users of the blog and the other for Facebook users.

As usual I did the raffle using the aleatory number generator of Random.org….

And the winner are….

CannonFodderFow & Thomas Lucas

Congrats mates, soon I´ll contact with you using private mail.

To the rest encourage you to be aware of the blog and the future and juicy draws that will be made.

Honor and glory!!!

 

 
11 Oct

“J. Vara de Rey en el Caney” Special Raffle by WarStuft

“J. Vara de Rey en el Caney” Special Raffle by WarStuft.

WarStuft

Joaqui Vara de Rey y Rubio

Joaquín Vara de Rey y Rubio (Ibiza, 1840 – Santiago de Cuba, July 1, 1898) was a Spanish military man and politician, hero of the Cuban War for his defense of the fortress of El Viso.

He graduated from the General College as a second lieutenant, rising to the rank of lieutenant in 1862. He fought the cantonal rebellions of Cartagena and Valencia and fought in the Third Carlist War.

In 1884 he requested his transfer to the Philippines where he was given the command of the Spanish Regiment, in 1890 he was appointed military political governor of the Marianas Islands and then of Zamboanga.

The following year he was promoted to coronel and returned to Spain.

On returning to Spain was assigned the command of the garrison of Avila until April 1895. Read More