The Patriot flags seemed to be in a state of flux during the 1817-18 Chilean Campaign so I thought I’d summarise the various bits of information. For reasons outlined below this is my best guess for which flag for which unit at which battle.
In the Chilean War of Independence the Patriots sought freedom from Royalist Spanish control. Local creoles fought on both sides of the conflict. The war started on 18 Sep 1810. Chile declared independence on 12 Feb 1818. The Patriots won the war on the mainland in 1821, but it wasn’t until 1826 that the Royalist troops were evicted from the Chiloé Archipelago. It took until 1844 for Spain to recognise Chilean independence.
You have to start somewhere and I’ve decided to start my venture into the South American Wars by focusing on the 1817-18 Chilean Campaign. Argentines and Chileans facing the Royalists.
A groovy map Revolution obtained from Wikipedia
Here are some suggestions for figures – both specialist figures and make-do jobs from Napoleonics ranges.
The various sources are inconsistent about the Argentine and Chilean Cazadores a Caballo in the 1817-18 Chilean Campaign. In a discussion on the Liberators 1810-1830 Yahoo Discussion Forum, John Fletcher expressed the opinion that all references to Argentine Cazadores a Caballo and Escolta del General were in fact the Cazadores a Caballo de la Escolta del General. Similarly references to Chilean Cazadores a Caballo, Chilean Horse Cazadores or Chilean Escort Cazadores, are the Caballeria Cazadores de la Escolta Directorial. He recommended getting two squadrons of each unit for the Chilean campaign.
These are the Liberators scenarios and battle reports I have:
During the period 1810 – 1824, the Spanish colonies were wracked by revolution. Argentina kicked off first (1810) and was independent by 1816. Chile followed suit (1810-1818), then Peru (1810-1824). By 1824 Mexico and all the South American Colonies were independent.