Whilst I was in hospital earlier this year a large parcel arrived from John with lots of castings of these figures. To be honest with what has been going on in my life of late, painting figures has been low on my priorities and starting a whole new period against a time clock of months seems a little mad. However, I thought the figures deserved to be painted and since they are now available there may be some of you who fancy delving into this colourful period in Mexican/European history.
Here are the first of my efforts. My eyesight seems to be getting worse of late due to a cataract in my left eye and the paintbrush is more like a 'yard broom' so apologises for some of the painting but I hope you get an idea of the figures. I also managed to wind up one figure short, hence the final stand of three!
The same figure can be used for Belgian Grenadiers just by painting the lace and the band on the hat red.
The website 'The Mexican Adventure or: the Phantom Crown' http://gisby.info/mindex.htm has lots of information on uniforms; flags and a history of the conflict.
I also made some Mexican 'irregular infantry' and a lancer in sombrero to add to the opposition.