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Killerkatanas Inactive Member26 Jan 2017 2:31 a.m. PST

I have my Saxons finished, but no flags for them. Does anyone know where I can find images of the Flags used by Saxony in 1683?

Thank you

Personal logo Morning Scout Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2017 6:59 a.m. PST

You can try the following links.


Think they cover the Thirty Years War and Great Northern periods, your date is in the middle of those. I think The Great Northen War period are the flags you are looking for, but flags from the earlier period may also be relavant. Anyway it's something to start with.

mollinary26 Jan 2017 9:00 a.m. PST

This is not really my period, but I would be very surprised if the flags with the white eagle would serve for 1683. As I understand it, the white eagle is the symbol of the Kingdom of Poland, and Augustus the Strong of Saxony does not get elected King of Poland until 1697. Happy to be corrected by any period experts out there, but I think you would be better to look for earlier TYW examples to serve as models, if you cannot find any specifically dated to the 1680s.


Herce Salon de Guerre26 Jan 2017 12:59 p.m. PST

30YW types would suffice I think

Killerkatanas Inactive Member27 Jan 2017 12:49 p.m. PST

Yes, I do not think the GNW flags would be acceptable for them because the union between Saxony and Poland did not occur until 1697. They would be using their normal flags and not the ones having Polish insignia on them.

There is a book on the Elector of Saxony's forces in the 30YW and I have a copy. The flags are more "city" type than national. There is one flag that is yellow and black striped, with a green bar across it diagonally.

I am sure that others have painted troops for this period. What flags did you use?

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