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kingscarbine24 Jul 2013 2:21 p.m. PST

Hi all,

First packs of Paraguayan Infantry are available. Prices already include shipping costs so you just have to chose your location.


I hope to have a better e-commerce site in the future.

Best regards,


Pictors Studio24 Jul 2013 2:25 p.m. PST

They look like very nice figures. This period is very tempting to me.

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jul 2013 2:28 p.m. PST

good news Nuno…i wish you luck with these!!

and 28mm ranges

GiloUK24 Jul 2013 3:51 p.m. PST

Nuno – these are terrific. You have an order!


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2013 6:37 p.m. PST

Any on-line painting guides for the conflict?

kingscarbine25 Jul 2013 3:55 a.m. PST

Thanks guys. Fingers crossed. If the range is successful I'll gradually add more packs. I'll concentrate on this range before moving on to other periods and conflicts. My intention is to make a comprehensive range and a support booklet with all the information needed to wargame the war (historical background, scenarios, painting guides, etc).

There's a Yahoo group were you can find other gamers and info:

Also useful is SACAWars group:

Best regards,


mashrewba25 Jul 2013 5:41 a.m. PST

Theses are great -will there be some advancing or firing?

kingscarbine25 Jul 2013 6:55 a.m. PST

Yes there will be more poses. We are on Phase I hoping to have enough packs by next year for the early period so people can build both armies and try some scenarios.

Here is our proposed list:


PAR1. Line Infantry marching/advancing (shouldered musket)
PAR2. Militia marching/advancing (shouldered musket)
PAR3. Line/Militia command (2 officers, 2 std. bearers, bugler, drummer)
PAR4. Mounted Generals
PAR5. Mounted Colonels
PAR6. Line Cavalry w/shako and lance
PAR7. Line Cavalry command
PAR8. Artillery crew

BRA1. Mounted Generals
BRA2. Mounted Colonels
BRA3. Line Infantry marching/running, kepi (shouldered musket/right shoulder shift)
BRA4. Line Infantry command marching/running
BRA5. Voluntarios da Patria marching, hat (could be used as National Guard)
BRA6. Voluntarios Command (only if it is very different from Line Infantry)
BRA7. Line Cavalry
BRA8. Line Cavalry command
BRA9. Artillery crew

ARG1. Mounted Generals
ARG2. Mounted Colonels
ARG3. Line Infantry marching regulation dress
ARG4. Line Infantry command marching
ARG5. Line Infantry marching tropical dress
ARG6. Line Cavalry
ARG7. Line Cavalry command
ARG8. Artillery crew

URG1. Florida Battalion
URG2. Florida Battalion command

GiloUK25 Jul 2013 7:38 a.m. PST

Those interested in this period may like to know that Wargames Foundry released a book on the Paraguayan War a few years ago. It's still listed on the website and I ordered one from Caliver Books last night. Some on ebay too, by the look of it. Judging from other books in the Foundry series, there should be lots of useful information and uniform guidance. Cost from £27.00 GBP-35.


korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2013 8:08 a.m. PST

I have that book and it is a great resource, worth the dosh.

For scenarios and a few other bits, Wargaming the Paraguyan War by John Tuohy is also very handy to have.


Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2013 1:54 p.m. PST

The figures look great.

And I do encourage folks interested in the War to look into joining both Yahoo groups mentioned above. I am in both and have picked up all sorts of useful info.

altfritz25 Jul 2013 2:58 p.m. PST

Could possibly be used for some really ragged Rebs? (with head-swaps, I mean)

kingscarbine26 Jul 2013 4:52 a.m. PST


Thanks for the support. I just want to say that I'll be on holidays until August 16. All orders received after today will be mailed after that date.



Liberators26 Jul 2013 8:17 a.m. PST

Excellent to see, Nuno! You've been developing this for quite some time and it's a real joy to see it becoming reality.


Liberators26 Jul 2013 8:19 a.m. PST

PS – have you given a thought to putting some truly ragged Paraguayans together? You know, the "loincloth and musket" contingent…

kingscarbine26 Jul 2013 8:32 a.m. PST

Hi John,

Yes, there will be ragged Paraguayans and then some. Here's the proposed list (codes will change as packs are released):

PAR1. High Command (Lopez, Marcó and ADC)
PAR2. Mounted Generals (Barrios, Díaz and Estigarribia)
PAR3. Mounted Colonels
PAR4. Line Infantry, advancing (regulation dress)
PAR5. Line Infantry, skirmishing (regulation dress)
PAR6. Line Infantry Command (2 officers, 2 standard bearers, 2 musicians)
PAR7. Line Infantry Command standing (2 officers, 2 standard bearers, 2 musicians)
PAR8. Ragged Infantry, advancing (w/ chiripá , loin cloth and poncho)
PAR9. Ragged Infantry w/ spears (w/ chiripá , loin cloth and poncho)
PAR10. Ragged Infantry, skirmishing (w/ chiripá , loin cloth and poncho)
PAR11. Ragged Infantry Command (2 officers, 2 standard bearers, 2 musicians)
PAR12. Line Cavalry w/ shako and lance
PAR13. Line Cavalry w/ hats and lance
PAR14. Line Cavalry Command (officer, standard bearer, buggler)
PAR15. Aca-Vera Dragoon Rgt.
PAR16. Aca-Vera Dragoon Rgt. Command (officer, standard bearer, buggler)
PAR17. Dismounted Line Cavalry
PAR18. Dismounted Line Cavalry Command (officers, NCOs, standard bearer, buggler)
PAR19. Militia, advancing (w/ chiripá)
PAR20. Militia, skirmishing (w/ chiripá)
PAR21. Militia, advancing w/ pikes and spears
PAR22. Militia Infantry Command (2 officers, 2 standard bearers, 2 musicians)
PAR23. Militia/Irregular Cavalry
PAR24. Militia Lancers
PAR25. Militia Cavalry Command (officer, standard bearer, buggler)
PAR26. Artillery Crew (w/ chiripá and regulation dress)
PAR27. Ragged Artillery Crew (w/ chiripá , loin cloth and poncho)
PAR28. Paraguayan Casualties

BRA1. High Command (Osório, Caxias, Count d'Eu)
BRA2. Mounted Generals (Porto Alegre, Polidoro and Barreto)
BRA3. Mounted Colonels
BRA4. Fusiliers, marching (w/ kepi; barracks cap)
BRA5. Fusiliers, skirmishing (w/ kepi; barracks cap)
BRA6. Fusiliers Command (2 officers, 2 standard bearers, 2 musicians)
BRA7. Caçadores, advancing (w/ kepi; barracks cap)
BRA8. Caçadores skirmishing (w/ kepi; barracks cap)
BRA9. Caçadores Command (2 officers, 2 standard bearers, 2 musicians)
BRA10. Voluntarios da Pátria, advancing (w/ hat; barracks cap)
BRA11. Voluntarios da Pátria, marching (w/ kepi; havelock)
BRA12. VdP Command, advancing (2 officers, 2 standard bearers, 2 musicians)
BRA13. Voluntarios da Pátria, skirmishing (w/ kepi; havelock)
BRA14. Voluntarios da Pátria, skirmishing (w/ hat; barracks cap)
BRA15. Voluntarios da Pátria Command (2 officers, 2 standard bearers, 2 musicians)
BRA16. Bahia Zouaves
BRA17. Bahia Zouaves Command (Officer, 2 NCO, standard bearer, 2 musicians)
BRA18. Line Cavalry w/ carbines
BRA19. Dismounted Cavalry skirmishing
BRA20. Line Cavalry w/ lance
BRA21. Line Cavalry, assorted headdress, w/ lance
BRA22. Line Cavalry Command
BRA23. National Guard, advancing
BRA24. National Guard, skirmishing
BRA25. National Guard Command (2 officers, 2 standard bearers, 2 musicians)
BRA26. National Guard Cavalry
BRA27. National Guard Lancers (Gauchos)
BRA28. National Guard Command (Gauchos)
BRA29. Line Artillery Crew
BRA30. Horse Artillery Crew
BRA31. National Guard Artillery Crew (Gauchos)
BRA32. Brazilian Casualties

ARG1. High Command (Mitre, Paunero, Emilio Mitre)
ARG2. Mounted Colonels
ARG3. Line Infantry, marching (regulation dress)
ARG4. Line Infantry, skirmishing
ARG5. Line Infantry Command (2 officers, 2 standard bearers, 2 musicians)
ARG6. Line Infantry advancing (tropical uniform)
ARG7. Line Infantry, skirmishing
ARG8. Line Infantry Command (2 officers, 2 standard bearers, 2 musicians)
ARG9. Legion Militar advancing
ARG10. Legion Militar Command
ARG11. Line Cavalry
ARG12. Line Cavalry Command (officers, standard bearer, buggler)
ARG13. Guardia Nacional, advancing
ARG14. Guardia Nacional, skirmishing
ARG15. Guardia Nacional Command (2 officers, 2 standard bearers, 2 musicians)
ARG16. Guardia Nacional Cavalry
ARG17. Guardia Nacional Cavalry Command (officers, standard bearer, buggler)
ARG18. Guardia Nacional Lancers (Gauchos)
ARG19. Guardia Nacional Lancers Command (officers, standard bearer, buggler)
ARG20. Line Artillery Crew
ARG21. Argentinian Casualties

*Campaign dress
URG1. High Command (Flores, Palleja, Castro)
URG2. Libertad Battalion*
URG3. Libertad Command (2 officers, 1 NCO, 1 standard bearer, 2 musicians)
URG4. Florida Battalion*
URG5. Florida Command (2 officers, 1 NCO, 1 standard bearer, 2 musicians)
URG6. 24 de Abril Battalion*
URG7. 24 de Abril Command (2 officers, 1 NCO, 1 standard bearer, 2 musicians)
URG8. Line Cavalry*
URG9. Line Cavalry Command
URG10. Artillery Crew* (also use ARG.20)
URG11. Uruguayan Casualties

Henry Martini26 Jul 2013 3:22 p.m. PST

You have two proposed lists there with different codes.

'If the range is successful I'll gradually add more packs'.

I presume that by 'the range' you mean Phase 1.

kingscarbine27 Jul 2013 7:54 a.m. PST

Hi Henry,

The Phase I list is the one we are working on. Forget about the codes as they will be attributed to packs by release order. The second list is the total number of packs for the entire range. The latter will be divided by phases.

GiloUK01 Aug 2013 3:01 a.m. PST

My order of figures has arrived and I'm very impressed with them. Nicely sculpted, clean castings and the simplicity of the uniforms makes them very quick to paint. I hope to have pics of the finished figures on my blog by the end of the weekend. Well done, Nuno!

kingscarbine04 Aug 2013 12:12 p.m. PST

Thanks Giles! Looking forward to see the painted figures.

GiloUK05 Aug 2013 2:29 p.m. PST

A rather bad photo is on my blog:

kingscarbine06 Aug 2013 4:49 a.m. PST

Very nice Giles. Are you planning to game the war or just want to paint figures?

GiloUK06 Aug 2013 9:05 a.m. PST

Thanks, Nuno. I wasn't sure about a couple of things – particularly the red/white band at the bottom of the shakos; so I just left it out! I need to add some more black trim to the shirts as well.

Everything I paint is with the intention of gaming. I have several periods on the go at the moment, but there's alwasy room for another…


mashrewba06 Aug 2013 3:03 p.m. PST

Looking forward to this lot coming out -in the mean time I can see me taking the field with a mob of Mexicans,Zouaves,Chasseurs and Garde Mobile.

mashrewba11 Aug 2013 3:11 a.m. PST

Good of them to fight this war on a classic wargame table!!


kingscarbine12 Aug 2013 3:41 a.m. PST

The terrain had lots of wetlands, creeks and bush. Add a few palm trees and you'll have a nice table.

GiloUK13 Aug 2013 1:37 a.m. PST

I've been trying to research what the groundwork would look like for basing my figures. In that painting it looks quite lush and green, rather than dry and arid – would that be correct? Part of the attraction of this period to me would be to create quite a different look on the tabletop to my northern American games.

kingscarbine13 Aug 2013 2:06 a.m. PST

Hi Giles,

Google "Candido Lopez" and you will find more paintings. It will give you an idea of the terrain.

mashrewba13 Aug 2013 7:10 a.m. PST

For me the terrain possibilities were the clincher.

GiloUK15 Aug 2013 8:48 a.m. PST

Actually, another question I have is this: is there any practical distinction between the "line infantry" and the "militia"? Are the militia just scruffy, hastily raised troops which would have been sent as replacement to line infantry units or used to form entirely new units? I can't find any reference to specific "militia" forces in the books I have, so that got me wondering…


mashrewba15 Aug 2013 10:19 a.m. PST

Well as far as the Paraguayans were concerned they all seemed pretty adept at fighting to the last against massive odds so maybe not.

Loren Wiseman17 Aug 2013 10:25 p.m. PST

Marc Miller is sure to ask: can the Paraguayans be used for the Chaco War (one of his passions)?

Loren Wiseman

kingscarbine19 Aug 2013 5:39 a.m. PST

Hi Giles,

Regular infantry were better trained and armed but as casualties amounted and units were destroyed more and more militia units were raised and men sent to the front to replace casualties. Depleted regular units tended to merge with each other but many were so downsized that became cadres for militia units.

You can mix the figures to give some variety to the units.

kingscarbine22 Aug 2013 7:57 a.m. PST


Figures will also be available through Empress soon. There will be a slight price raise due to production costs. I hope that with these updates I'll be able to continue financing the range.



jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2013 6:29 p.m. PST

Good luck with the line ,now I just have to convince my group.They are to nice not to buy.

kingscarbine28 Aug 2013 11:57 p.m. PST


Next in line are some Brazilian infantry packs:

Line Infantry marching/running, kepi (shouldered musket)
Light Infantry advancing/skirmishing, kepi (Minié rifle/sabre bayonet)
Line Infantry command

I've been wondering if it's a good idea to provide separate heads sets for converting figures. Instead of releasing packs with the same figures with just different headgear we could make the most used uniforms types with a particular headgear (Regulars w/ kepis and caps; Volunteers w/ pleated tunics, hats; Infantry w/ havelocks; etc) to reduce costs. What do you think?

After these are released I plan to launch a crowdfunding project to release the rest of the range. How many of you would back the range?



Durando03 Sep 2013 3:40 p.m. PST

No please keep to fixed heads. Nuno can you advise when Empress will be carrying your figures..?
Also any pics of a Brazilian green..?



kingscarbine04 Sep 2013 3:02 a.m. PST

Hi Geoff,

The figures will have fixed heads but I'll provide separate sets for conversions. That way you can field units with different headgear or mixed.

For example: Brazilian Volunteers(VdP) with pleated tunics will have hats but you can use the kepi set to convert into another VdP unit; and/or use the side caps set to mix with both.

Contact me if you want any packs. link

kingscarbine04 Sep 2013 9:24 a.m. PST

First ten costumers to buy at least three packs will receive a pair of Brazilian officers figures from the upcoming command pack.

GiloUK04 Sep 2013 2:49 p.m. PST

I'm not a fan of separate heads but appreciate the need to save costs. Nuno, I'm in for this range so happy to support via Kickstarter etc. Emailing a new order tonight :>)


kingscarbine04 Sep 2013 3:42 p.m. PST

Thanks Giles. I'll contact you ASAP.

kingscarbine07 Sep 2013 11:15 a.m. PST

Now available on Empress site too: link

kingscarbine10 Sep 2013 6:28 a.m. PST

Some news on the blog: link


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