I have been really wanted to watch this movie literally FOR YEARS but I can't remember the name of it, so hopefully you can tell me the name of the movie!
The only stuff I remember of it is that it's about this soldier (from the 17th/18th century), an officer I think, that gets sent to the battlefield somewhere. The red-coats are not so lucky and the coolest thing I remember was that they arranged their formation in the famous "square" formation (that was the first time ever I saw that happening). After that I think his pistol explodes in his face or something like that and therefore he loses sight (this happens towards the end of the battle). Then, he somehow goes back to the UK, I suppose England and he visits the girl that he was in love with, but he does not have eyes, just the scars from the pistol explosion.
I can't remember if this was part of this movie but I think that after the battle where he loses his sight he gets captured along with his mate and is enslaved.
This movie looked pretty old, it was probably shot during the 80's, maybe early 90's, but it was in color.