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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 7:52 a.m. PST

Not asking for permission. grin
I'm just asking if there would be riots in the streets and death threats if I used FIW Old Glory French as AWI Spanish.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 8:07 a.m. PST

Or RSM, for that matter.

dBerczerk10 Apr 2017 8:16 a.m. PST

Paint some up, show us, and we'll give you feedback.

I think you are onto something.

Years ago I had a copy of Military Illustrated magazine with a color plate showing a Spanish assault on British fortifications in Florida during the American Revolutionary period. Great illustration of Spanish Grenadiers in grey and black colonial light troops in red uniforms. Wish I still had it -- too many moves ago.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

John,

If you are thinking about RSM, why not the former London Warroom Spanish line they now have?

dpcltdcom.org/rsm95_010.htm

See link for a comparison with some other major figure manufacturers.

Jim

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 10:19 a.m. PST

You can use anything for anything if you want.
But uniforms for FIW and earlier (except the skin flint Prussians) had a full cut and true tricornes. By AWI, everyone was on the Prussian tight cut , and hats moving to bicorne.
Its noticeable in 28mm. The smaller you go, they less it matters.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 10:51 a.m. PST

But uniforms for FIW and earlier (except the skin flint Prussians) had a full cut and true tricornes. By AWI, everyone was on the Prussian tight cut , and hats moving to bicorne.
Its noticeable in 28mm. The smaller you go, they less it matters.

Well, that's the point.
Are the Spanish SYW/FIW uniforms suitable for Spanish AWI?
Did the Spanish make the change to the tighter Prussian fit? If so, the Spanish FIW figures are just as unfit as any other FIW figures.


Can AWI French be used as AWI Spanish? grin

gisbygeo Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 11:46 a.m. PST

Uniformology has two titles on the Spanish in the AWI. Judging by the covers, the cut of the uniforms doesn't look very like the French in SYW.

uniformology.com/E25.html
uniformology.com/E08.html

or see

link

dBerczerk10 Apr 2017 11:52 a.m. PST

AWI French fusiliers could be used as AWI Spanish fusiliers.

The 28mm AWI French grenadier figures by Old Glory, Perry Miniatures, and Front Rank would need some conversion, i.e., the embroidered bag atop the grenadier bearskin as worn in the early 1800s.

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Colonial troops, Louisiana & Florida, 1769-1780s • Private, Luisiana Dragoon company, 1780s • Grenadier, Havana Regiment, 1769-86 • Drummer, Luisiana Regiment, 1770s-80s


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Spanish Army in North America – Dragoons, Engineers & Artillery, 1770s-80s: • Private, Guatemala Dragoons, c. 1779-82 • Officer, Royal Corps of Engineers, c. 1770 • Gunner, Royal Corps of Artillery

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Spanish Army in North America – Metropolitan Troops, Louisiana, Florida & Central America, 1770s-80s: • Private, Espaρa Regiment • Private, fusilier company, Principe Regiment, c. 1775-82 • Captain, Fijo de Guatemala Regiment

Durban Gamer11 Apr 2017 8:29 a.m. PST

Interesting that the only water bottles carried seem to be a glass bottle in a sack (from last pic above). So if converting figs from other nationalities, maybe remove water bottle?

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