But as I wish to stay in your good graces I would recommend any Napoleonic with a French style shako and epaulets sans back pack painted red jacket with blue trousers. I'm going to have to research which figures fit that description.
A Call To Arms French Infantry
French Line Voltiguers would be great if you don't mind the busby.
French Light Infantry Marching
Officers might work too; they have the epaulets and perhaps one could paint the other details.
I think the 1st figure in the 8th row down of this Strelets set, Prussian and Russian General staff, would make a good nutcracker; even better if you move his arm down by his side. The last figure in that row might be interesting too.