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aardvark99 Inactive Member20 Sep 2017 1:27 a.m. PST

Hello, were the Spanish flags used in 1740-48 WoAS still used during the 7YW 1756-63 ?
Colonels flag- red Burgundy cross with coat of arms, ordannance flags – red Burgundy cross.

dbf167620 Sep 2017 5:06 a.m. PST

I'm anxious to see what others say, but from what I've been able to determine, in the WAS the colonel's flag did not have the Burgundy cross. It did have the royal coat of arms with the provincial arms in the corner. The ordinary flags had the Burgundy cross with provincial arms at the ends of each arm off the cross.

de Ligne Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Sep 2017 6:51 a.m. PST

I think there was quite a difference. If you look at

you will see various examples and the Coronela does not appear to have any visable Burgundian cross whereas on the Sencilla it is the main feature. It makes me wonder how accurate the flags for the SYW shown on Kronoskaf.

It may well be that rules were more relaxed in the WAS and (as in other countries) by the SYW the rules started to be tightened up. But on the other hand Spain was a very traditional country, change was slow, and cost was a major factor. Plus there was a change on monarch in 1748 and again in 1759.

dbf167620 Sep 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

According to this very nice site covering the general history of Spanish flags, the Burgundy cross was added to the Coronela in 1748. You will have to scroll down a bit.


aardvark99 Inactive Member27 Sep 2017 1:52 a.m. PST


excellent links guys.

dbf167604 Oct 2017 2:06 p.m. PST

I just received some Spanish WAS flags from Vaubanner Graphics and they seem to be accurate, in accordance with the arttcle lined by De Ligne. I highly recommend them.

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