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14Bore15 Apr 2018 4:19 p.m. PST

Is their a description of or pictures of Russian cavalry flags of the Napoleonic wars anywhere? Never had to do one but have a hussar with a moulded flag ( Isoum Hussar Regt ) and need to come up with something to paint on it.

14Bore15 Apr 2018 4:20 p.m. PST

Is their a description of or pictures of Russian cavalry flags of the Napoleonic wars anywhere? Never had to do one but have a hussar with a moulded flag ( Isoum Hussar Regt ) and need to come up with something to paint on it.

rmaker15 Apr 2018 4:50 p.m. PST

Hussars, being light cavalry, probably didn't carry standards in the field. Guidons maybe.

grecian1959 Inactive Member15 Apr 2018 9:59 p.m. PST

If I remember correctly the Pavolgrad Hussars were granted a flag

14Bore16 Apr 2018 2:17 a.m. PST

I knew there isn't a flag to be carried has to be just a guidon then, could use its lancer colors on it.

Le Breton Inactive Member16 Apr 2018 5:17 a.m. PST

Generally, Russian Amry hussars did not have standards.

Павлоградский гусарский полк
13 June 1806, the regiment was granted 1 "white" and 9 green "colored" St. George standards obr. 1803 "За подвигъ при Шенграбене, 4 Ноября 1805 года, въ сраженiи 5 т. корпуса съ непрiятелемъ, состоявшимъ изъ 30 т." – one per squadron, the "white" for the 1st Shef's squadron
They were consecrated and presented to the regiment on 15 November 1807.
It is not likely that they were carried into campaign (jägers with similar awards did not)

Изюмский гусарский полк
21 September 1814, the regiment granted three green "colored" St. George standards obr. 1803 inscribed "За отличiе при пораженiи и изгнанiи непрiятеля изъ пределовъ Россiи 1812 года" – one per division of 2 squadrons
They were consecrated and presented to the regiment on 22 June 1817.

Poles were green in the Cavalry. The spearpoint of a St. George Standard would have an enamelled and gilt depiction of the saint on horseback. Tassles were mixed silver and gold.

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Le Breton Inactive Member16 Apr 2018 5:39 a.m. PST

Size was, excluding fringe, 10 x 12 "вершковъ" (44.45 cm x 53.34 cm)

The other hussar regiment with a St. George award ….

Сумский гусарский полк
In 1815, the regiment granted three green "colored" St. George standards obr. 1803 inscribed "Въ воздаянiе отличныхъ подвиговъ, оказанныхъ въ благополучно-оконченную кампанiю 1814 года" – one per division of 2 squadrons
They were consecrated and presented to the regiment in 1816.

photocrinch Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 8:46 a.m. PST

Deadhead sent a link to Russian cavalry gyuidons to me when working on my guard cossacks. Might be of interest:

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David

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