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OFITGHISTORY03 Mar 2020 10:51 p.m. PST

Was just browsing Perry's site and just saw these as a new product release for March. Haven't seen any announcement,so I thought I would share:

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Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2020 6:40 a.m. PST

They announced them several weeks ago. Now everybody is watching for the release of the Grenadiers 😉

Thanks for sharing.

EB47

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2020 8:32 a.m. PST

An under represented force in the AWI.

Disco Joe04 Mar 2020 9:05 a.m. PST

Does anyone know what flags they used in the AWI? I mean was there a King and Regimental color like in the British army or did they have only one flag or possibly none at all?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2020 11:12 a.m. PST

Here are some images:

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https://fotw.info/flags/es%5E1779.html

You may have to open the picture in a new tab.

coopman10 Mar 2020 9:20 a.m. PST

Now they can look great when they rout off the table.

viking12 Mar 2020 6:31 a.m. PST

Spain and France both had the National or Kings color and the regimential color for the Regiments.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2020 3:37 a.m. PST

Galvez' forces campaigned from New Orleans north to St. Louis and east to Pensacola, fighting several skirmishes and sieges. Off the top of my head, I do not recall Galvez losing any of them. I saw the British garrison flag of Pensacola on display in the Museo del EjÚrcito in Toledo several years ago when I visited.

Rick

Disco Joe16 Apr 2020 5:29 a.m. PST

So I see the Kings color but is there any source to show the regimental colors? And I would prefer a picture of what it was suppose to look like as opposed to a description.

1ngram20 Apr 2020 12:56 p.m. PST

There is a book in Spanish called Ejercito de Fernando VI which shows the uniforms of every Spanish regiment in 1745ish with each regimental flag depicted. There is a spanish equivalent of Abebooks which has these books on sale from €40.00 EUR upwards. There is also a Spanish language website (I cant remember its name) a wargamers blog which a couple of years ago published the contents of the entire book over a series of postings. I downloaded this and printed off my own copy before I discovered the book was still available. Which regimental flags are you lookinmg foir?

Disco Joe20 Apr 2020 4:52 p.m. PST

I am looking for:
Louisiana
Hibernia
Rey

Bill N20 Apr 2020 8:14 p.m. PST

There used to be a decent web page on the Luisiana Regiment, but I can no longer locate it.

1ngram21 Apr 2020 7:27 a.m. PST

DJ- I presume you have the Osprey book on the Spanish Army in Nth. America. My interest is mainly the Spanish of the WAS, WSS and Nine Years War and thus doesnt cover the Louisiana Regt at all. The Rey regiment was formed from the Granada Regiment in 1766 but whether it kept that regment's standard I do not know. The Granada standard during the WAS was the usual "ragged" red cross on a white background wirh a crowned shield at the end of each arm. In the shield was a flower stem with a red/orange flower with two green leaves. Hibernia had a similar flag but with the crowned shield (in a larger scale)on only the arm of the cross nearest the top of the flagpole The shield had a blue harp in it. However in 1745 its ordenanza changed to one with a (normal smaller) crowned shield on all four arms. On the arm which stretches from the top of the flagpole to the opposite corner was the emblem of Aragon (yellow with two red vertical stripes) and on the other two corners the harp emblem above mentioned. There is an illustration of this in Stephen Manley's pamphlet on Spanish colours of the WAS (still available, I believe) which can be resized and cut out to make the flag. The flags were usually carried on a red staff, decorated with a red cravatte. The spearhead shaped finial was in the button colour of the regiment and in the WAS period this was punched through with the outline of a single fleur -de-lis. (again from Manley's excellent pamphlet) Best place to get flags made is Maverick Models who will make you a flag to your requirements. He made me a pile of Spanish Flags a few years back and the ones you are after may be there already. If not, as I say, he will create them for you at no extra cost in paper or material.

Disco Joe21 Apr 2020 2:25 p.m. PST

1ngram, so then the book you have contains only regiments from the 1740's but not the ones who were in the American Revolution around 1779? Is that correct?

1ngram22 Apr 2020 2:45 a.m. PST

Hibernia was the same regiment, Rey had been Granada until 1766, Louisiana was new.

1ngram22 Apr 2020 2:51 a.m. PST

DJ – use the Net: The reenactment Louisiana Regt have this flag depicted on their site: laregt1776.org

1ngram22 Apr 2020 2:57 a.m. PST

There are a lot of photos of Hibernia on the NET – just look at IMAGES. For example GMB sell flags of Hibernia regt: link
The Net is a wonderful resource – just use it to find what you are looking foir.

Disco Joe24 Apr 2020 9:59 a.m. PST

1ngram, while the net is good it doesn't always provide what a person might be looking for. I originally tried to find Spanish regiments in the American Revolution and it didn't say what regiments were here in the states. It wasn't until I bought the Osprey book that I was able to find that information out. When you had asked me what regiments I was looking for as far as flags go and mentioning that you had this book showing them I was expecting you to take photos of them and post it here or at least provide me with the links like you did with the one regiment. I then tried to do a search by regiment name and even by reenactment group like you provided the one link to and that hasn't been successful. In fact one of the reenactment groups website didn't show the flag they use and hasn't been updated since 2015 so the net is not a tell all like you mentioned.

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