Saturday, 23 February 2008

Prussian Regular Infantry Style Flag (Regiment 9, 11 and many others)


And this really is the last for now; I couldn't resist adding it as it's one of the very commonest styles of Prussian infantry flag. I have now covered most of the Prussian infantry flag types.

4 comments:

Stokes Schwartz said...

Hi David,

Lovely, lovely flag templates! They make me want to get moving on painting more infantry just so I can design some custom Stollenian flags using these. My personal favorite is the one below, carried by the 19th and 34th infantry.

Best Regards,

Stokes

David said...

Thanks, Stokes. :-) It's good to see people excited about them...

Once I've done a Prussian dragoon and a hussar standard (I know the Prussian hussars didn't carry them after the WAS or so but they are too attractive not to make one) then I'll have done the Prussians, more or less. The problem with some nations, e.g. the British is that they are too specific in their basic design and detail and don't readily lend themselves to "fictionalising", as it were. The best designs are ones like these Prussian flags, where one can easily substitute the ciphers and emblems but keep the basic framework. I'll probably do some of the more complex French infantry flags too, as they are unusual and attractive enough to work, I think. Russian flags might also work. We'll see. Do suggest possible flags if you can think of some.

I don't want to do flags full-time anyway; must get back to uniform templates soon! ;-)

All the best,

David.

Snickering Corpses said...

Swiss flags might be interesting. But that's coming from someone who hasn't studied it much, just has seen some strange patterns an colorations. :>

You've done an amazingly quick job on these. I had no idea that the Prussians actually had so many different designs.

David said...

Thanks for the comment and the suggestion, SC. :-) Swiss - hmm, possible. I'll have to look into it. They don't have quite the glamour of the combatant nations of the time, though, and I tend to stick to those in general. But we'll see! :-)

Yes, once one looks into the detail a surprising number of variations does crop up; I'm sure this will be true of the flags of many nations. It does make the job of drawing them trickier, of course! I can't recycle as much material... ;-)

David.