Mid War Spanish Additions (cont.4) – Regimiento de Leales de Fernando VII
A short post on another addition. This is Regimiento de Leales de Fernando VII. It comprises my standard 24 figures plus four skirmishers.
This regiment was raised in 1808 and it fought at Talavera. It features on most wargames tables in the all light blue (red colars, cuffs and shako band) uniform of that time, pictured in the famous print (five fellas on a knoll) after Gomez & Clonard. This uniform is too early for mid war.
In 1810, its 1st Battalion was in Cadiz, where it presumably got the new uniform pictured in a watercolour by Antonio Pareira Pacheco. The other two battalions were campaigning in Extremadura and I don’t have a clue how these were uniformed.
The new uniform was a dark blue coatee with red collar and cuffs, piped white. Trousers were white; buttons, and the officers epaulettes, upper shako band and cords, were silver coloured.
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Autor: JAMES ROACH / Olicanalad’s Games
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