An advantage to being closest to the International Date Line is that us antipodeans get a head start in the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge! Now, I think that's the only advantage I'll have as I don't anticipate that I'll set a lightning pace.
I'm starting with a 9 figure battalion of Schilling Miniaturen French infantry and then will get stuck into the Plastic Soldier Company Soviets I've got left over; some more artillery bases, light & heavy machine guns, infantry and command. Then it'll be back to Napoleonics with more Croatian infantry, Joseph Bonaparte regiment Spanish, lots more French infantry and Italian artillery.
|Block colours on all the figures|
|1st figure with all the details finished;|
|...& back of voltiguer.|