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18CTEXAN28 Nov 2017 9:23 a.m. PST

During the 7YW how many flags were there in each French battalion? And if there was no Colonel's how many Ordonnance flags were carried?

de Ligne Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Nov 2017 9:32 a.m. PST

Two per battalion. Either one Leib and one Regimental or two Regimental in 2nd, 3rd and 4th battalions, if they had that many.

18CTEXAN28 Nov 2017 9:38 a.m. PST

Thanks "de Ligne"!
I am just starting to paint my "French"…got 8 bns painted no flags mounted!

Musketier Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2017 2:18 p.m. PST

Note that the Swiss in French service kept the practice of company colours, so for them it would be four per battalion…
In practice I find that for wargame units, the number of flags that "looks right" will depend on figure size and unit strength.

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2017 4:51 p.m. PST

Indeed Musketier, I have opted just to have 1 flag for my 16 man 15mm battalions, 2 looked just too cluttered!

18CTEXAN28 Nov 2017 7:34 p.m. PST

Musketier, most of my French battalions are 60 figures (Prussian & Austrian are 75 figures) so 4 flags for Swiss is a possibility. I did 1 "test regt." ….the Reding.
What do yawl think?


It would be easy to add 2 flags per battalion. My Prussians have 5 flags for each battalion….and I like it! See below


That is the main reason I asked the question.
Thanks for the input.

Monsieur de Chevert Inactive Member29 Nov 2017 2:08 p.m. PST

Simply noted that french flag were on second rank, in center of the 7th peloton (15th & 7th companies) . Colonel flag on right et ordonnance flag on left.



18CTEXAN29 Nov 2017 6:25 p.m. PST

WOW! Thanks "Monsieur de Chevert"…That is exactly what I needed! I will remount the French and Swiss… thanks to you!
Cheers from Texas!

Musketier Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2018 2:38 p.m. PST

At 1:10 your battalions are truly impressive, and absolutely deserve their full complement of flags in my view!
(Sorry to be so late in responding – real life intrusion…)

18CTEXAN11 Jan 2018 6:25 a.m. PST

Thanks Musketier….. 4 for the Swiss and 2 for the rest of the French sounds great!

von Winterfeldt11 Jan 2018 6:28 a.m. PST

very impressive

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