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New 28mm figures for the Chaco War released - Orinoco Min

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New 28mm figures for the Chaco War released - Orinoco Min

Postby von Browne » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:47 pm

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Firstly, Happy New Year to everyone.

We are very happy to announce the release of our new range of 28mm figures covering the Chaco War (1932-35). This Interwar conflict was the biggest and bloodiest war seen in South America in modern history, and was certainly one of the biggest conflicts of the 1930's along with the Spanish Civil War and the Japanese invasion of China.

The war witnessed the evolution from trench warfare to more mobile tactics over a 3 year period. Indeed one of the largest battles at Nanawa was called "the South American Verdun" such was the intensity of the fighting.

The war between Bolivia and Paraguay was over ownership of the Chaco Boreal, a vast semi arid landscape of partial desert, cactus and dry savannah-like scrub and low jungle, which at the time was thought to contain large oil deposits. The Bolivians with an army four times the size of Paraguay's, and with large arms contracts from Britain, and led by a WW1 veteran German general, were effectively outfought and outmanoeuvred by the smaller Paraguayan forces who benefited from tough and acclimatised soldiers and a small but highly trained and capable officer cadre.

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The figures come in four packs (each with 4 individual sculpts) which represent the vast majority of the fighting forces on both sides. In addition to these will next be released LMG, HMG and mortar squads for each side.

The packs are listed below:

Bolivian Army
BV01 - Bolivian Infantry Advancing
BV02 - Bolivian Infantry Firing/Loading

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Paraguayan Army
PY01 - Paraguayan Infantry Advancing
PY02 - Paraguayan Infantry Firing/Loading

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And some pictures of the figures in Chaco-like terrain:

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I hope you like them.

The figures can be purchased directly from our webstore here:
http://www.orinoco-miniatures.com/
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