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.

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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

 
21 Jul

1898 Miniatures Interview by WarStuft

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Gómez brothers the core of 1898 Miniatures project

After the holidays, from WarStuft we resume the work with an interview with two brothers who are the soul of a new project that began at the end of 2016 and that, as the months pass, it is acquiring a reference brand status within the world of The wargames.

The Gómez Brothers like “Perrys”, are not “newbies” in this scenne, known by all given their relentless activity in various projects both mercantiles, editorials and even management level, have focused this time on recalling a stage in Spanish history, say. … forgotten.

 

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BrainStorming session …What will be the next project?

 

WarStuft: Javier-Rafael, first of all, thank you very much for giving up some of your limited free time to do this interview.

It´s an honor for me to meet you and share with our fellow subcribers and readers your experiences and dreams.

 

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25 Jun

Avanti Savoia token Set for Bolt Action by WarStuft

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Italian&Axis Rule set from Warlord miniatures

Today WarStuft is proud to present, probably one of the master of Scratch Scene at Spain!!!.

A few weeks ago, my good colleague Juan Luis Moreno Tapia alias “Mortap”, told me that if he was able to make some tokens for his Bolt Action Italian army.

http://www.warlordgames.com/downloads/pdf/Bolt_Action_Italian_basic_list.pdf

This great artist, has magical hands that have allowed him to create all kind of vehicles and weapons from zero.

If you want to introduce you to the world of scratch and Diy, I highly recommend that you click on his blog. Read More

 
17 May

Diy Dragon Teeth tutorial by Ignacio Herrero

Diy Dragon Teeth tutorial by Ignacio Herrero

Dragon’s teeth (‘Panzersperre Höckerlinie’ in German “Thx Seb for your add”) are square pyramidal fortifications of reinforced concrete first used during the Second World War to impede the movement of tanks and mechanised infantry. The idea was to slow down and channel tanks into killing zones where they could easily be disposed of by anti-tank weapons. They were employed extensively, but in practice, the use of combat engineers and specialist clearance vehicles enabled them to be disposed of relatively quickly, and they proved far less of an obstacle than many had expected.

Dragon’s teeth were extensively used by all sides in the European Theatre. The Germans made extensive use of them in the Siegfried Line and the Atlantic Wall. Typically, each “tooth” was 90 to 120 cm (3 to 4 ft) tall depending on the precise model.

Land mines were often laid between the individual “teeth”, and further obstacles constructed along the lines of “teeth” (such as barbed wire to impede infantry, or diagonally-placed steel beams to further hinder tanks). The French army employed them in the Maginot Line, while many were laid in the United Kingdom in 1940–1941 as part of the effort to strengthen the country’s defenses against a possible German invasion.

Due to the huge numbers laid and their durable construction, many thousands of dragon’s teeth can still be seen today, especially in the remains of the Siegfried and Maginot Lines. Dragon’s teeth can also still be found in the remains of the Zealand part of the Atlantic Wall, like in Groot-Valkenisse.

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09 Feb

Unboxing LVT-4 ‘Buffalo’ Amtrac from Warlord Miniatures

The Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) is an amphibious warfare vehicle and amphibious landing craft, introduced by the United States Navy.

The Marine Corps and Army used several LVT models during World War II. Originally intended solely as cargo carriers for ship to shore operations, they evolved into assault troop and fire support vehicles. The types were known as amphtrack, amtrak, amtrac etc., being portmanteaus of amphibious tractor, and alligator or gator.

The fourth LVT was designed in 1943, on the basis of the LVT-2. It was the first to feature a stern ramp for the unloading of personnel and cargo. It was also the most produced of any LVTs during the war. Read More