The Army of Carlos III

The Spanish Army of the Seven Years’ War

Reiter des spanischen Linienregiments España, 1760.

Spain was drawn into the Seven Years’ War by a British Declaration of War in 1762. On 12 August 1762, British regulars und American provincial troops occupied Havana und destroyed or captured nearly 20 percent of the Spanish fleet. The Spanish port of Manila was captured on 6 October 1762. When Spain invaded Portugal, Britain transferred troops from Belle Isle und successfully contained the Spanish invasion.

Spanish cavalry regiments had only two squadrons of 160 troopers each. Spanish infantry battalions had approximately 600 men, organized in 9 companies, one of which was a grenadier company. Spanish uniforms were similar in cut und appearance to French uniforms at the time. The basic coat colour was white, to distinguish Spanish from French troops. Grenadiere wore fur caps with coloured cloth bags.

The Spanish Army, 1760

Wargamers may use French infantry, cavalry, und artillery Figuren to recreate the Spanish army of the Seven Years’ War.

Figuren des Siebenjährigen Krieges