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Oh Bugger Inactive Member13 Mar 2016 5:18 a.m. PST

I'm about to paint Lord Leven's Regiment for LOA.

I intend to have two flags, its a Scottish regiment so one will be a saltire the other will be the colonel's colour and I'm stuck there.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

Khusrau13 Mar 2016 5:58 a.m. PST

Edinburgh regiment I believe, so have a look at the Edinburgh city coat of arms. or adapt the Leven family arms.

Oh Bugger Inactive Member13 Mar 2016 8:48 a.m. PST

Presumably this image is right?

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Timbo W13 Mar 2016 8:54 a.m. PST

A bit previous to the League of Augsburg, but this is a description of Alexander Leslies ensign in the First Bishops War of 1639, Leslie of course was made Earl of Leven prior to the ECW.

"The Generall Lessley's ensigne had for his device a bible, crossed through with two scepters, and a crowne set upon it, with this word, Tuemur legibus et armis jure divino et civili".

As you say, likely White for the Colonels company and a saltire for the rest, often White on blue but others possible.

Oh Bugger Inactive Member13 Mar 2016 9:44 a.m. PST

I suppose the saltire could be blue on white to echo the Leslie colours?

I might go with plain white but with Tuemur legibus et armis jure divino et civili written on it as the colonel's colour. Thanks Timbo.

Timbo W13 Mar 2016 3:27 p.m. PST

Seems very sensible to me OB, in the absence of anything more from your time period.

Oh Bugger Inactive Member13 Mar 2016 3:46 p.m. PST

Yeah should look nice too as Leven's wore a red coat with white facings and grey bonnet, breeches and stockings.

yarr68 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2016 5:13 p.m. PST

This is the flag I made up for my Leven regt…

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Oh Bugger Inactive Member13 Mar 2016 6:20 p.m. PST

Very nice Ray. You wouldn't consider adding it to your NYW flags link would you? Hint, hint.

yarr68 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2016 5:35 a.m. PST

I'll stick it on my blog later this week, just for you OB!!

Oh Bugger Inactive Member14 Mar 2016 7:09 a.m. PST

What a star! Cheers Ray.

yarr68 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2016 3:40 p.m. PST

The flags are up!!

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Oh Bugger Inactive Member18 Mar 2016 5:41 p.m. PST

Much appreciated Ray thank you.

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