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Silent Pool31 Jan 2020 1:59 p.m. PST

Inspired by the recently released Perry Miniatures range of 28mm WotTA miniatures, and with a preliminary Google education on the subject, how does a neutral decide on the army to field?


(Thanks Bruckenkoph link)

Is it down to choosing the ‘colour of the jersey'?

I would first consider Argentina but am intrigued with Paraguayan and Uruguayan armed forces – although one clearly loses.


Captain Cook31 Jan 2020 2:19 p.m. PST


Glengarry531 Jan 2020 2:44 p.m. PST


Glengarry531 Jan 2020 2:50 p.m. PST

Seriously, without the Paraguayans there's no one to fight, from what I recall the Uruguayans only sent a small force that withdrew from the war quite early on, the Argentines were divided on the war and the Brazilians were the only ones to see the war to it's grim end.

advocate01 Feb 2020 2:28 a.m. PST

Wouldn't you want to read a book or two first? Otherwise it really is down to the colour of the jersey.

Silent Pool01 Feb 2020 7:41 a.m. PST


(Painted by John Morris and Alan Perry)

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2020 8:49 a.m. PST

I remember reading a book about this as a teenager and concluding that Lopez and the high command in Paraguay had lost their minds

I myself would favour Paraguay and Brazil

WillieB07 Jun 2020 4:31 p.m. PST

Paraguay and Brazil were the only two main participants.
Although some of the Argentinian uniforms are extremely nice…

Silent Pool14 Jul 2020 5:50 p.m. PST

Apparently, Brazil made up to 60% of allied forces at the start of the war. By October 1866 this rose to 80%. After July it was 90%.


Just got to be.

Oh, and Paraguay.



Because you like the uniforms

von Schwartz15 Jul 2020 6:41 p.m. PST

Very cool, but WOW, talk about an obscure conflict! (smile)

VictorBarone17 May 2021 2:12 p.m. PST

Hello friends,
I am the author of Borders of Blood, a book recently released by Caliver Books –
BoB is a wargame system dedicated to War of the Triple Alliance.
This is our Fanpage on Facebook – link
Take care!

VictorBarone21 May 2021 3:27 p.m. PST

"Borders of Blood is a well-presented set of wargames rules, specifically for Wargaming the Parguayan War of 1864 – 1870, dovetailing almost exclusively with the War of Triple Alliance figure range by Perry Miniatures.

Rulesets can either offer something so intriguing, inspiring, or unique that they cause you to venture into a new period – think SAGA, Sharp Practice, or Frostgrave – or they offer a service to gamers who are already ‘into' a period or conflict. Borders of Blood is definitely a solid entrant in this latter category."

Joe Smalley review on Wargames Illustrated


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