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ecaminis Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2020 6:49 a.m. PST

What color were their flagpoles in the 1808-1810 period?

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2020 7:42 a.m. PST

Three excellent questions. From my limited resources, it would appear that they were decorated with spiralling colours as in the Austrian Army. In the case of Spain they were scarlet and gold/yellow.

Prince of Essling28 May 2020 10:47 a.m. PST

Bueno certainly has the red & gold/yellow spiral for the old regular infantry but there are illustrations (book on Catalonian units) for some of the newly raised infantry regiments (as well as some of the older regiments) in your timeframe with plain wood flagpoles.

For cavalry Bueno shows for the Regt des Algarbes (1807-08) & Dragones de Lusitania (1805) with light wood coloured poles. However he also shows the Dragones des Villaviciosa (1808-09) with the spiral coloured flagpole!





robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2020 2:44 p.m. PST

Striped flag poles. And me working on 5mm Napoleonic Spanish. Sorry, guys, but it's not going to happen.

spontoon04 Jun 2020 9:12 a.m. PST

Not going to happen on my 25mm either!

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