Well, after complaining that I couldn’t get anything varnished in my last post, we had couple of mild, calm days before Christmas and I managed to catch up! This means that I’ve reached my target for Paraguayan War figures for the year, although I’ve cut it a bit fine!
My target for this year was 70 figures and I’ve finished 58 infantry, eight gunners, two mounted officers and two field guns, so I’m happy with that – they’re all shown in the photo above! Photos aren’t great I’m afraid, since I didn’t have much decent daylight for them!
For the Paraguayans (shown above) I’ve finished a mounted general, a field gun and crew, a 10-man infantry battalion and a further 11 infantrymen. The odd numbers of infantry let me provisionally group them into three 7-man battalions.
For the Allies (shown above) I’ve also painted a mounted general and a field gun and crew. As far as infantry go, I’ve finished a Uruguayan and a generic Allied battalion, as well as painting 10 Brazilian line infantry and another seven assorted types.
I haven’t got round to posting anything on the two completed Allied infantry battalions yet, but that will hopefully follow this at some point – I think I was more pleased at being able to reach my target for the year! And I deliberately chose the remaining figures to finish so that I could make up enough units to have my first game with them all! Watch out for that as well!