The SCW was a conflict between the Republican government, supported by the left wing political parties; and the conservative forces, mainly the Armed Forces, as a result of years of tensions and extremist policies by different governments in Spain. For three years both sides developed their own military and political agendas, fighting some of the most famous battles of the 20th Century, like Madrid, Guadalajara or the Battle of the Ebro River. Infantry waving flags, colorful militias, cavalry against tanks and defensive positions, this conflict is a mix of both World Wars with the lethal participation of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Stalinist Russia.
The Nationalist party was made up of monarchists, landowners, employers, the Roman Catholic Church and the army. They were supported by Hitler and Mussolini (Italy's Fascist leader), who both sent thousands of troops and weapons to Spain to aid the Nationalist forces. The better organised and better equipped Nationalist forces won the war after Madrid was captured in March 1939.
The Republicans consisted of the workers, the trade unions, socialists and peasants and were backed in the war by Communist Russia. The USSR sent weapons and supplies to aid the Republicans in their struggle against the forces of Fascism, but they were never as committed to the conflict as either Germany or Italy, only selling them enough supplies to keep fighting. The fight against Fascism also drew young men and women from all over Europe and the USA to Spain. These idealists, socialists and communists formed rag-tag 'International Brigades', determined to uphold democracy against the "right-wing" threat.
This section contains figures that can be used to represent combatants of more than one faction during the Spanish Civil War.
This section contains artillery pieces, crews, mortar teams and limbers for both sides and various factions.
A small selection of Spanish Civil War tabletop gaming vehicles which will be added to over the coming years.
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