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Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 2:52 p.m. PST

The Spanish foot of the latter part of the 17th century wore a wonderful array of different coat colors. I had assumed they kept that scheme at least well into the War of Spanish Succession, but in From Pike to Shot , Charles Grant states that they switched to to French grey shortly after Carlos II kicked off. I can't find anything else on the matter.

Can anyone tell me about when they ditched their tercio coat colors?

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 3:02 p.m. PST

In Armies of the Marlborough Wars v.2 Grant says the change starts in 1704 with increased impetus in 1707 by the king. He also states it was likely some units would have kept the old colors as late as 1714

Chokidar Inactive Member19 Mar 2017 3:18 p.m. PST

A good place to start is here…there is some amazing stuff on here is you dig around a bit.


(I am not too sure though if he always respects the niceties of copyright…)

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

Thanks muchly, Joe. I hope to someday pick that book up! So, I will err on the side of Rule of Cool, and go with the more entertaining pre-Phillipe V coat colors.

I will check that site out, Chokidar, thank you.

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 12:00 p.m. PST

That's what I did with mine:


Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 8:37 p.m. PST

Cool! It's settled, then! grin

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