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19 Mar 2017 2:03 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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10thMountain Inactive Member19 Mar 2017 7:20 a.m. PST

Has anyone tried a War of 1812 Americans vs Spanish?

RudyNelson19 Mar 2017 7:38 a.m. PST

The Spanish colonies in Florida supported the upper Creek Moscogee tribes in the civil war with the Lower creek tribes. The Americans entered the war on the side of the lower creek towns.

The American filibuster movement under the name Patriot War raided northern Florida from Georgia. Since the Spanish was supported by the British after 1807, this made the Spanish enemies of the Americans as well.
As part of the American involvement, Andrew Jackson invaded Florida and captured Pensacola. A very interesting small scale battle. He later sent the Blue expedition deeper into Florida to chase 'fleeing Red Sticks' refugees.

RudyNelson19 Mar 2017 7:42 a.m. PST

By the way prior to 1808 when the Spanish were allies of France, the British supported the Lower Creek Muscogees in their war against the Spanish. The Muskogee even had a flag and two ship navy. The British actually recognized them as a country.
When the British pulled support is why the lower creek towns readily sided with the Americans after 1808 c

vtsaogames19 Mar 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

Thank you Rudy, didn't know about that.

10thMountain Inactive Member19 Mar 2017 10:20 a.m. PST

Any examples of a wargame between the two beligerents? I am looking for some inspiration. I know Brigadegames has some Napoleonic Spanish.
Thank you

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 12:06 p.m. PST

Editor, request a cross post to the War of 1812 Board.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 12:34 p.m. PST


Rudy covered the major possibilities. n addition, ackson took Pensacola again in 1818.


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 6:50 a.m. PST

Hmm. I'd have said the Spanish-American War of 1812 was primarily fought in Texas, though the Florida stuff is also nice.


RudyNelson20 Mar 2017 9:54 a.m. PST

We included American activities in the decade in Texas as part of our Osprey style book on American Filibuster actions.
The unique thing about those was that the Americans acted as mercenaries or volunteers for one of the factions from Mexico.

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