The Random Ramblings Of A Wargamer And Painter (OHQ Painting Service) Of Associated Miniatures





Monday, 27 September 2021

Paraguayan Progress

 I have been steadily (very) painting up both forces since the start of the year and thought it time to have a mini parade of the units so far.

I have been mulling over base sizes and figure count per battalion along the way, the eagle eyed may notice a difference from earlier posts. I have settled on the following, large infantry units in Black Powder terms will be 15 to 18 figures on three 60mm x 50mm bases. These will be Paraguayan and Brazilian battalions who's strengths were notionally 800 to 1000 men. Standard infantry units will be 12 figures on three 50mm x 50mm bases, these will be Argentine and Uruguayan battalions whose nominal strength was 400 to 500 men and will also used for below strength Brazilian and Paraguayan battalions. All nations cavalry will be 6 figures on two 80mm x 50mm bases and artillery bases will be sized for the particular gun and crew.

With out further ado here are the fledgling armies.

The Allies

Brazilians




Argentinians in progress


The Paraguayans




Hope to be at Partizan next month to see the Perry's Triple Alliance Game.

TTFN

    

26 comments:

  1. Splendid progress on the WTA project Phil!

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    1. Thank you kind Sir, I Will endeavour to keep at it.

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  2. Lovely troops and a very interesting and subtle basing solution for large / standard formation.

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    1. Thank you Norm. I thought that using the base size would be a better way rather than using the figure count. The Argentines and Uruguayans did not look right at nine figures.

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  3. Very sharp work! I like the riverbend in the background too.

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    1. Thank you Jonathan. I have a feeling the river will feature a lot in the games.

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  4. Superb work and look forward to seeing the Perry's game, all being well.

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    1. Thank you Steve. The Perry's game will undoubtedly be spectacular and inspiring has usual and right next to it the Bodkins HYW game, bliss.

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  5. Very good brushwork, splendid basing, looks like some aar's are coming!

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    1. Thank you. May be a while for any AARs, but I may have a run out using Rebels and Patriots when I have enough painted to make useable forces for it.

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  6. Forgot to mention doing maps for Chile v Bolivia 1879. Nice figures and interesting period.

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    1. Is that the Pacific War? Good to see the South America's given some gaming attention.

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    2. War over the Atacama desert which was rich in minerals.

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    3. That's the one, also known has the Saltpetre War I believe.

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  7. Lovely work Phil on your project. Colourful too! Thanks for sharing your project.

    Cheers,
    Helen

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  8. Splendid looking progress, they all look good as units!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain, I think the unit size will work well In my 6 X 4 table.

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  9. Lovely looking toys as always Phil…

    A very colourful period indeed.

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thank you Aly. It is surprisingly colourful despite being basically blue and red.

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  10. Lovely work, I was just reading the WSS article last night....

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    1. Thank you Paul, a good advert for the period I think it was the same battle the Perry's played recently on their FB page.

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  11. Those are rather lovely Phil! It’s quite fascinating to see how much attention an as of yet rather unknown war gets as soon as the Perrys decide to release figures for it. Build it and they’ll come, eh?

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    1. Indeed, 1st Carlist war anyone? Alan's latest venture came at just the right time for me. I was looking to do another black powder period, but Dave has so much covered, SYW, AWI, FRW, 1812, SCW, Zulu war, Sudan.I was tempted to revisit the WSS but been there done that and is it that different to the SYW? So WTA it was, plus I have most of the relevent terrain and buildings.

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