Managed to get about 4 hours painting my Japanese tonight , aiming to have the infantry finished sometime middle of next week. I am doing three units each of 10 figures each plus a officer and a standard bearer , also there are three character miniatures. They have a steam armoured car and a automaton undercoated , and a gatling team and bugler still in there wrapper!
As a loose rule Im aiming my forces to be approx 30 infantry , 5 cavalry types, a steam contraption and probably a machine gun team and some automatons.
Actully on reflection none of the forces are likely to be that! But its a guide as a minimum requirement for a force. here are some photos of British troops that have been painted for a little while but I based over the weekend.