Monday, 12 October 2009

British 18th century infantry colours - 4th Foot


I had a request for some AWI British colours so thought I'd keep things ticking over here by posting 2 versions (one shaded, above, one not, to the left) of what I've just done in a format that's usable by anyone who wants the finished version - this JPEG image will not be editable without significant deterioration of the image so it's not really one for ImagiNations people to play with, I'm afraid. What you see is what you get! ;-) (And frustratingly if I were to post it as a large non-lossy PNG file the crazy blog would convert it to JPEG.) It's quite suitable for SYW to AWI (or even up to the Revolutionary Wars of the 1790s) as the design barely changed throughout the mid-to-late 18th century. The top colour is the regimental colour and the bottom one the King's colour; every British battalion had one of each. You can scale the image for printing to whatever size you need. (The original flags were 6 feet 6 inches by 6 feet but it seems most wargamers like their flags oversized and for 25-28mm figures will often have British infantry flags like these 40mm across, for example.) The best format for high quality flag images is really PDF as they remain vector files but they can't be posted for viewing on the blog anyway. If anyone wants the high-quality PDF version, let me have an email address in the comments and I'll send it to you.

Also, if anyone wants to commission me to do flags for them (18th-19th century particularly) I'm open to suggestions/ideas; being paid to do them is especially appealing but if it's not too onerous a task I'm also still open to the possibility of doing some freebies. :-)

8 comments:

Capt Bill said...

Sir David, Looking good! I will have to reflag my British if you keep this up....

David said...

Thanks, Bill. :-)

There's a long way to go (if I ever get there!) before I've covered most British infantry regiments - we'll see how it goes.

All the best,

David.

Bluebear Jeff said...

David,

I do not need any since I already have what I need . . . but sometime you might want to explore the Swedish flags of the Great Northern War . . . they are really neat and I would suggest that they might be a lot of fun for you.


-- Jeff

David said...

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for the suggestion; I'll have a look into that.

Cheers,

David.

MurdocK said...

The textured flags are excellent.

I second the GNW flag efforts ... as these are typically left out of many other collections seen online.

David said...

Thanks, MurdocK.

I'll certainly give some thought to GNW flags - although at the moment I have little information in my own reference collection.

Cheers,

David.

Anonymous said...

Hi, wonderful flags - can you send me these in pdf? to zzed03@yahoo.com

many thanks!

David said...

Yes, but I'll have to dig out the file first (it was done over a year ago now) and then export the flags to PDF. It will take a while...

Cheers,

David.