When reading through the Terry Hooker book on the Paraguayan War I spotted the description of the Argentine National Guard Battalion ‘San Nicolas’. The uniform consisted of a lead grey coat, with sky blue collar and cuffs, sky blue trousers with a white stripe, a blue blanket roll and a kepi with a white cover. This variant of an otherwise blue or khaki uniform was too tempting.
This represents the eighth Argentine battalion and the last of this current batch of Argentine units, although as new figures are released in this range I am sure the army will expand.
And speaking of expansions, just as the ground beneath of the lead pike was beginning to show through the first of three parcels of Paraguayan War cavalry (plus a box of Civil War plastic cavalry) appeared on the doorstep. It took a mere 15 days from placement of order to delivery which is pretty impressive in these crazy days of COVID disrupted supply lines.
There are another 15 little black boxes like those above are still to arrive, hopefully during this next week.