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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2017 10:20 a.m. PST

Good job!




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Garde de Paris10 Sep 2017 6:10 a.m. PST

British units used to land on the north coast of Spain during the Peninsular War, harassing French-held port towns in a "hit and run" mode. Might these figures be used for that time period? The blanker roll looks like that used by the British in taking Eqypt back from the French, about 1800.

How large might such Marine units have been – marine landing
parties? Might they have been coupled with regular British regiments of foot? Does anyone know of specific foot regiments to deployed?


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2017 2:36 p.m. PST

Of possible interest?






Garde de Paris10 Sep 2017 3:05 p.m. PST

Thanks, Tango!

Very helpful. It looks like it is possible to deploy 2 battalions of Marines in the Santander, north coast of Spain, region for mythical wargame actions – or some real actions with as many as 800 men represented.

Very colorful troops. The illustration in Spain shows the rolled blanket in dark gray, so used throughout the era.


Berzerker7310 Sep 2017 4:08 p.m. PST


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 9:51 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


Bindon Blood28 Sep 2017 6:03 a.m. PST

Very nice. Would they be ok for Holland 1799?

Royal Marine28 Sep 2017 6:54 a.m. PST

@Garde de Paris, without doing any deep research my thoughts and experience are that Maritime assets are made up from whatever is available and quite often the Royal Navy would be tasked with a conducting or supporting a raid with Royal Marines, Sailors and British Army units. Composition varies and so from a wargaming perspective it is feasible to have forces from a wide variety and even nations e.g. British, Portuguese, Spanish and other Allied nations. Also, about the uniform, blanket rolls and other items, could be added or taken away as desired by local commanders or even the troops themselves. You have permission from a Royal Marine to invade the Iberian Peninsular, French coasts and Holland with these troops ;-)

von Winterfeldt28 Sep 2017 10:30 a.m. PST

Perry Marines for Egypt will do the job nicely

Bindon Blood29 Sep 2017 10:48 a.m. PST

Thanks vW!

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member29 Sep 2017 7:06 p.m. PST

@ Bindon,

No, for two reasons:-

1) they weren't "Royal" until 1802 and had white facings up to that point; and

2) in 1799 they would probably still have been wearing the older style uniform with the facing-coloured lapels and long coat-tails.

von Winterfeldt30 Sep 2017 10:56 p.m. PST

@Supercilius Maximus

I was under the impression that the short jacket was introduced in 1798?

As for the facings, well one has to paint them white – instead of blue which should be no problem.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member01 Oct 2017 12:38 p.m. PST

You are right, I was just wondering how quickly it would have been distributed, bearing in mind it was a year before the Egyptian campaign?

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