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forwardmarchstudios25 Aug 2018 11:39 a.m. PST

I'm working through all the Russian units at Leipzig, trying to get the flags right.
Warflag's input is sort of difficult to parse. I'm looking at this page, for example, on their Empire of Russian section: link

Does anyone know how to read this webpage? Does it mean that in some cases, the "White" flag doesn't have any actual white on the flag?


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2018 11:40 a.m. PST


forwardmarchstudios25 Aug 2018 11:43 a.m. PST


Sho Boki25 Aug 2018 11:56 a.m. PST

May be all white or with diagonal colored crests.
Here are all Borodino flag pairs..
.. so as we can see, majority are with diagonal crests.

Sho Boki25 Aug 2018 12:04 p.m. PST

Aaa.. on this Warflag page are no white flags at all.

forwardmarchstudios25 Aug 2018 12:36 p.m. PST

Thanks Sho Boki!

I now see where I was confused. I need to see if I need to re-do anything… I *just* got done flagging 72 battalions from the Southern sector….

williamb25 Aug 2018 2:29 p.m. PST

link has the white flag. The Nap flags pages are only the colored flags with the location of the flags on the page corresponding to the names above them. PDF link has colored and white flags together. According to Osprey Men-At-Arms 78 Flags of the Napoleonic Wars #2 Russian Regiments had six flags one white and five colored with the first battalion carrying the white flag. I am not positive, but the reference to the white flag being on the left on the web page may be the positioning of the flags next to each other. The "White" flags did have colors depending on year of issue and regiment. to another site with Russian Flags

Prince of Essling26 Aug 2018 2:10 a.m. PST

Banners and standards of the regiments, battalions of the Russian Army
link Excellent website (in Russian) with flags of the various regiments from the time of Peter the Great until the end of Empire;
Russian Naval flags link from the time of Peter the Great until the end of Empire;

BrianW26 Aug 2018 11:41 p.m. PST

Prince of Essling,
Thanks so much for that Russian Naval flag link! That is very useful, and makes it clear that their flag system is nowhere near as simple as "just the St. Andrew's cross" that we so often see for Napoleonic era.

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