Spanish colonial wars in Morocco (Artillery) 1859 -1926

During more tan 100 years Spain was in war with Morocco.

1. Hispano-Moroccan War (1859–60)
The Hispano-Moroccan War, also known as the Spanish–Moroccan War, the First Moroccan War, the Tetuán War, or, in Spain, as the African War (Spanish: La Guerra de África), was fought from Spain’s declaration of war on Morocco on 22 October 1859 until the Treaty of Wad-Ras on 26 April 1860. It began with a conflict over the borders of the Spanish city of Ceuta and was fought in northern Morocco. Morocco sued for peace after the Spanish victory at the Battle of Tetuán.

2. First Melillan campaign (1893–1894)
The First Melillan campaign, also called the Melilla War or the Margallo War (after Juan García y Margallo, the Spanish governor of Melilla whose defeat and death infuriated the Spanish public) in Spain, was a conflict between Spain and 39 of the Rif tribes of northern Morocco, and later the Sultan of Morocco, that began in October 1893, was openly declared November 9, 1893, and was resolved by the Treaty of Fez in 1894.

3. Second Melillan campaign (1909–1910)
The Second Melillan campaign (the “Melilla War” or Guerra de Melilla in Spanish) was a conflict in 1909 and 1910 in Morocco around Melilla. The fighting involved local Riffians and the Spanish Army.

4. Third Melillan campaign (1911–1912)

5. Rif War (1921–1926)
The Rif War was an armed conflict fought from 1920 to 1927 between the colonial power Spain and the Berber tribes of the Rif mountainous region. Led by Abd el-Krim, the Riffians at first inflicted several defeats on the Spanish forces by using guerrilla tactics and captured European weapons.

The cannons are scratch built. One is 155 cm “the bange” and the other is Krupp howitzer.
Figures are from Hät conversion from colonial and from Warlord (1/72 scale and 28mm ).

155mm De Bange or Long

In action: Benisicar (Fuerte de Camellos de Goñi)

Spanish Colonial uniform paint guide

Horse Train is from Revell artillery.


Krupp Howitzer

La Legion in action

Photos are taken in Segovia