After the French evacuated Galicia in 1809, this unit was among many such troops raised for maintaining local order and self defense.
Properly, the facings should be piped in white and the belt work black. I did my unit a bit differently.
There is a detailed article on The Napoleon series about this unit. Flag is a generic one printed from Warflag/Napflag.
These are Eagle figures, a new manufacturer for me. Their service was excellent.
Dark brown coat and pants, Medium green facings piped white. Pewter buttons.
A little mood music, Maestro!
This 1947 film about the inquisition and the conquest of Mexico by Cortez is still well worth watching; it was shot on location in Mexico, and the smoking volcano in the background on many shots was completely real. The score by Alfred Newman is outstanding. The USC band uses the "Conquest March" from the end of the movie as one of their signature pieces. At UConn , we had our own fantastic arrangement of "Captain" based more upon the first part of the opening Title theme. I will have to see is I can digitize my old mid 1970's vinyl recording of it some day, as it is an extremely stirring piece of music... especially when played by 160 musicians!
ADD: Marco from Chile was kind enough to send me a photo of some Spanish standards from the museum in La Coruna. Now I will have to do a replacement flag for this unit to match! Marco assures me my unit will fight much better with the proper flag to inspire them! :-)
Marco says that the flag on the left of the picture is that of the Militia of Santiago; he notes that flag has the complete Royal arms in its center. The middle, dark blue flag is an artillery flag of the 4th regiment (see the flag carried by my 12 pounder battery). The flag on the right is that of the Militia of La Coruna. Surprisingly, it appears to have a red field (although not as red, at least 200 years of ageing later, as that in the lining of the crown). Marco comments that he has seen originals of the white flags of the Spanish units, and none of them have aged to a color anything like this.
The central device of the Coruna flag is the "reduced' (simplified) Royal arms, with the red Lion of Leon quartered with the Tower of Castile, and the fleur-de-lis of the Bourbons superimposed upon them, as seen above (image also supplied by Marco). This is surrounded by a "trophy" of flags, etc.
In the typical style of Spanish standards of the era, the four corners of the Coruna flag bear the arms of the city - a heraldic "Pillar of Hercules". Image once again supplied by Marco.