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tansteel17 Oct 2021 9:13 p.m. PST

So I got drafted into playing 28mm Napoleonics and I'm doing up a French 3rd Chevau-Leger Lanciers unit (Never had pink troopers before).
I want to print my own flags and pennons, so I wonder if anyone could help with a few questions regarding dimensions.

1. What are the dimensions of a French lance pennon in 28mm?
Was there actually a regulation size?
2. Is the size of a cavalry flag the same as an Infantry Flag? If not, what are the dimensions?
I have a sample of a 28mm Infantry flag.

Thanks for any answers.

GurKhan18 Oct 2021 6:53 a.m. PST

See tmg110.tripod.com/frarmy5.htm for cavalry flags. Yes, they are somewhat smaller than infantry colours, though the difference is not as great as in earlier centuries.

Camcleod19 Oct 2021 7:25 p.m. PST

According to the old Almark "French Nap. Lancer Regts." pennons were 73 cm along the top, 38 cm deep and 37 cm to the centre of the swallowtail.

tansteel19 Oct 2021 9:47 p.m. PST

See tmg110.tripod.com/frarmy5.htm for cavalry flags. Yes, they are somewhat smaller than infantry colours, though the difference is not as great as in earlier centuries.

Thanks for the link Gurkhan.
So by 1815, the cavalry flag is 60cm square which is half the size of the Infantry one.
The Warlord Infantry flag that I have is 28mm square, so cavalry should be 14mm. Though if you go by 28mm = 1/60 scale, the flag should be only 10mm square.

According to the old Almark "French Nap. Lancer Regts." pennons were 73 cm along the top, 38 cm deep and 37 cm to the centre of the swallowtail.

Thanks Camcleod, this is just what I needed.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Oct 2021 6:37 a.m. PST

Most European infantry flags of the period were between 1.6 & 1.8 metres tall but the French were significantly smaller. A fact not always noted by model flag manufacturers or wargamers.

tansteel21 Oct 2021 7:42 p.m. PST

Most European infantry flags of the period were between 1.6 & 1.8 metres tall but the French were significantly smaller. A fact not always noted by model flag manufacturers or wargamers.

GildasFacit, you may be right. 1.6 meters @ 1/56 is around 28mm.

In any case, I did the Flag at 11mm.
Perry Figures. Flag design from Napflags site.
Now to work on the Lances & Pennons.

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