Posted 27 November 2008 - 09:04 PM
The blue minifigs are defenitely French because I've discovered something:
If you look at the little flag at the stern, you'll see a black symbol in it. It is a flower, the French lily.
The French lily was used as military symbol in France. So that's why I think the blue coats represent the French.
Posted 25 January 2009 - 03:59 AM
I don't think so. They are more likely British (if these guys are to be assigned to Countries).
The Spanish were more likely to look like the Official ones released in the mid 1990's or a uniform similar to this:
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:06 PM
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Posted 30 January 2009 - 01:42 AM
Conquistadors dressed similar to the imperial armada people, however no mini fig resembles the spanish naval, or land forces. The Spanish uniforms are characterized with yellow and white (mainly white with yellow trim for infantry, and white/yelow with red trim for artillary. However, some reds were used which slightly resemble the new soldier mini figs. The hats vary from tricorns to the shaco, with bicorn variations used sometimes for officers.
The royal french army (prior to revolution) used a combination of white and light blue with tricorns, and bicorns, sorry no unicorns
The Napoleonic/revolutionary army and navy used a darker blue with varying trims from gold, red, and yellow. The hats included shako's, tricorn, and bicorn a possible lego canidate is the bluecoats.
The royal english army used a read coat(of course) with white trim (infantry, officers had other colors.) with tricorns, bicorns, shaco's, and the unicorn (ok.. maybe not, but the grenadiers wore a hat that came to a form of a point on the top). A good candidate is the redcoat mini figs.
The brittish navy wore blue with white or gold trim (gold was for higher ranking officers) with varying hats for the different officers (bicorn, tricorn, and a form of top hat.)
A good candidate is the blue coat mini figs.
I could have gone more in depth into the officers clothing, but i believe that this will sufice. Basically the bluecoat and redcoat are both or a likely and historically correct with the British.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 06:06 PM
The redcoats are British faring better in accuracy (They were adapt soldiers and had the best line infantry any nation could offer) and having amazing cavalry.
My best bet would be to say that the british would win in a straight out line battle but if the french were using guerilla tactics then id say they would have the superior chances although if you use cavalry infantry hussars grenadiers and all that sort youll have to think on it for a while ok.
Posted 23 July 2009 - 08:55 AM
Now if the red and blue coats were two different nations, (I.e. France and England as some seem to speculate) it seems curious the leader of another French be included in that set. However, it would make much more sense if blue and red were in fact the same nation. And as history has shown the English used both blue coats and red coats side by side.
Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:36 PM
I still think that the Bluecoats are Americans, but they can be pretty much anything really.
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