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Spoercken22 Sep 2018 9:52 a.m. PST

Hi all

I am looking for Flags and Standards in 25/28mm for the War of the Austrian Succession, especially for the French Army. Nothing found with the "usual suspects", and a google search brings only WSS.

Any ideas? Can I use SYW flags, or have there been changes since WAS?

Thanks and cheers,

mollinary22 Sep 2018 12:44 p.m. PST

The answer is that it depends, but generally yes! Many regiment's flags, particularly the older regiments, remained unchanged from before the WSS to the end of the Ancien Regime. Some others changed as regiments Colonels changed. The best source for this is Pierre Charrie's ‘Drapeaux et Etendards du Roi' which covers the whole period, and charts the changes, where they existed, and the transition from one Colonel to another.

Spoercken22 Sep 2018 1:42 p.m. PST

Thanks, mollinary – I will buy this book (saw one on abebooks).

Cheers, Peter

NBATemplate22 Sep 2018 5:17 p.m. PST

You can find many free French infantry flags on my blog here:

As Mollinary says, many French flags were the same for the whole of the 18th century. Charrie's book is certainly a very useful guide to changes over the period; I also highly recommend it.



Winston Smith22 Sep 2018 9:45 p.m. PST

Yeah, French are the safest bet for continuity.
If you're ok with scanning and printing your own, the Funcken Lace Wars books are also very good for flag info.

Winston Smith22 Sep 2018 9:52 p.m. PST

Funcken is a lot cheaper if you get the French language edition.

Spoercken23 Sep 2018 9:48 a.m. PST

Thanks, guys! Charrie's book is ordered, but I will also have a look through the Not-by-appointment site (which I had forgotten).

Cheers Peter

mollinary23 Sep 2018 11:08 a.m. PST

I am sure you will find it invaluable. The French is pretty straightforward, but if you have any questions, just ask!

Spoercken23 Sep 2018 12:53 p.m. PST

Thanks, mollinary! I speak French (used to live in Geneva for a couple of years). But I appreciate your help!

mollinary23 Sep 2018 2:46 p.m. PST

Perhaps I should ask you the questions, as I really only speak Belgian!

Spoercken23 Sep 2018 11:11 p.m. PST

You are Walloon, I suppose? Do you speak like the Ch'tis? :-D (I can imagine that in Picardie they speak a similar dialect!?) I also enjoyed the film "Rien à déclarer", but now we are heavily off-topic…

mollinary24 Sep 2018 2:37 a.m. PST

Actually, I am English, but lived and worked in Mons for eight years!

Spoercken24 Sep 2018 2:42 a.m. PST

I see, mollinary. But then, your Belgian should not be very different from "ordinary" French. May I ask what your interest in French flags is?

mollinary24 Sep 2018 4:49 a.m. PST

I have an interest (some would say ‘obsession') in military flags from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. In Wargamers terms I have French armies for both the WSS and the SYW.

von Schwartz02 Oct 2018 4:27 p.m. PST

French infantry flags are a breeze, even for me! White and pencil in a white cross, DONE! I know that only applies to the colonels colors but if you only do 1 flag.

Now the Austrian, Prussian, Russian, etc., are a different story. I would like to see someone produce some good, inexpensive, good quality, 15mm flags here in the good ole US of A. I know there are ways to use the Kronostaf flag prints but I am not that good with computers. der alte fritz has done some work with trying to explain it but as I said, I am still lost.

mollinary03 Oct 2018 3:42 a.m. PST

Have you tried

DHautpol04 Oct 2018 5:09 a.m. PST

A word of warning about the Funken books, I have heard reports that the colours are a bit 'off' with some regiments coming out quite a bit darker than they actually were.

The Kronoskaf flags provide a good image and I've had good results producing my own flags with MS PAINT. I don't worry about making the flags the correct size on the screen but concentrate on getting the image right and then adjusting the printing ratio to get the size I want (I like my flags a bit larger than true scale).

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