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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2016 3:17 p.m. PST

If you are going to paint them… (smile)


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Zargon02 Dec 2016 6:38 p.m. PST

Nice interesting uniform for the Spanish instead of the normal white. Thanks Armand

keithbarker03 Dec 2016 6:06 a.m. PST

This shows the uniform of the Provincial Grenadiers. They date from 1804 (note the grenades on the turnbacks). They are a Grenadier and a Captain of Grenadiers (epaulettes on both shoulders).

The 1805 regulation replaced the uniform of the Provincial Militia and the Provincial Grenadiers with a white uniform; however it is doubtful that the transition to white uniforms was ever fully completed.

Sources differ for the Provincial Grenadier battalions; some suggest that they all had white uniforms in 1808, another that the 2nd battalion of the Galicia Provincial Grenadiers still wore their 1802 uniforms in 1808.

The other Provincial Militia battalions wore a mixture of blue, white or brown uniforms.

summerfield03 Dec 2016 6:26 a.m. PST

Grenadier on the left and officer on the right. So yes these are the Provincial Grenadiers. You will find further details in our book.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2016 6:44 a.m. PST

Cronin and Summerfield's booklists two militia battalions still in the blue uniform in 1808 (Laredo and Oviedo) and only one in white (Siguenza). Considering just the provincial grenadiers, they list one division (2nd of Galicia) in the 1802 blue uniform.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2016 11:16 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


davbenbak04 Dec 2016 4:15 a.m. PST

@ Summerfield, Thanks for the link to your book.

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