Re: Closest Napoleonic uniform for US Army (War of 1812)?
I’ve spent a lot of time dealing with the same question Baratheon. After my own research I’ve found that British Napoleonic infantry more closely resemble US forces than anyone else. The only major change I’ve had to make is altering the kit, specifically the backpack. Other wise the two uniforms are very similar and for good reason too. Because of supply shortages the US often used captured British gear, and the uniform itself was based off British design. Both the US and Britain used two different styles of Shake during the war and both early war and late war models are similar as well. As mentioned before the backpack is the only key difference at this scale. Otherwise simply painting over minor differences does the trick.