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noigrim13 Jan 2018 12:38 p.m. PST

I've got some leftover english infantry and want to paint them as spanish, could there have been a unit that wore english or english style uniforms in the army?

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2018 1:02 p.m. PST

If they're wearing stovepipe shakos, quite a few. The coats were usually dark blue, but of British cut. Portuguese of course are similar. If they're wearing a Waterloo shako, someone correct me, but early Portuguese are probably a better bet.

If you escape the Peninsula, either will work for different units of 1813-15 Hanoverians, of course, and then you won't have to repaint any red coats.

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2018 1:03 p.m. PST



d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2018 1:05 p.m. PST


noigrim13 Jan 2018 5:05 p.m. PST

Thanks, I'll see if a conversion can be done

Green Tiger15 Jan 2018 12:48 p.m. PST

There was apparently a regiment comprising soldiers captured at Buenos Aires who were entirely clad in British red uniforms with Spanish cockades (and presumably colours)can't remember the name…

Prince of Essling Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 3:10 p.m. PST

@Green Tiger,

I think you are thinking of "Los Colorados" or to give them their proper title "Batallon de Buenos Aires". Raised in May 1808 from repatriated prisoners of war. Sent to La Coruna and mauled at rioseco. Many members had been cavalry in South America and after Rioseco Blake formed the survivors into a mounted unit "Dragones del General".

summerfield Inactive Member15 Jan 2018 3:45 p.m. PST

You could also use them as Prussian Reserve Infantry Regiments.

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