Thursday, 9 August 2012

Colours of French Béarn Infantry Regiment - French infantry in Canada series No.7



And finally, the last of the French (regular) infantry in Canada flag series.

First raised 1684, the 2 battalion infantry regiment Béarn supplied its 2nd battalion for the war in Canada. It arrived in 1755. It was at the capture of Oswego in 1756; the capture of Fort William Henry in 1757; the victory of Ticonderoga 1758; the siege of Quebec and battles of Montmorency and the Plains 1759; the surrender of Fort Niagara 1760 (detachment); the victory of Ste. Foy and siege of Quebec 1760; and finally surrendered with the others at Montreal on the 8th September 1760, where the colours were all burned to prevent capture. The captured battalion returned to France in 1760 and the regiment was disbanded on the 25th November 1762. Only the ordonnance flag  as depicted here was carried in Canada.

12 comments:

Ray Rousell said...

A beauty!!! Nice one!

David said...

Thanks, Ray. :-) Those 18th century French flags are really pleasing, aren't they? Much more attractive, I think, than Napoleonic French flags... ;-)

Cheers,

David.

PanzerKaput said...

Lovely flag what background, what did you use for that?

Foss1066 said...

The flags alone are enough to get me thinking of doing this period. Stunning work!
Cheers
Thomas

Capt Bill said...

Absolutely wonderful as usual...

David said...

Thanks, Bill.

P.S. I tried to post a couple of times on your latest blog entry about your 1st wargame in your wargame room but those capcha words are so hard to read - will try again!

All the best,

David.

David said...

Thanks, Thomas. :-) I do think that the 18th century is quietly seductive - although it may not initially seem to have all the "bells and whistles" of the napoleonic period. ;-)

Cheers,

David.

David said...

Hi PK,

Do you mean the texturing of the flag? If so, the specific method I use is a bit of a "trade secret" as I make a little money from flag commissions but something very similar can be done using a texture overlay in e.g. Gimp or Photoshop.

Cheers,

David.

PanzerKaput said...

I understand there old chap. It is jolly effective

Sean said...

Nice flags. I also like your ripple effect. It looks like you put a highlight in the part that wraps around the standard as well.

David said...

Thanks, PK.

Cheers,

David.

David said...

Thanks, Sean. Yes, there is a highlight on the sleeve of the flag. :-)

Cheers,

David.