Sunday, 26 June 2016

Flags of French Regiment Royal Italien

This is a "stray" set of French flags which I did as a favour for Paolo, the chap who runs this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/royalitalien/ which has many illustrations and other information on the regiment. I thought I'd post them here anyway, even though they don't belong to any of my flag sets.

Royal Italien: Raised in April 1671 in Italy. Only one battalion. During the Seven Years' War the regiment ranked 48th.

Increased to 2 battalions by the incorporation of the disbanded Royal Corse Infanterie in December 1762.

Involved in the conquest of Minorca 1756 and still stationed there in 1757. 1759 transferred to Corsica where it remained until 1762.

These are the flags:



And this is the plate from the French 1757 manuscript:


11 comments:

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

One of my favourite regiments in the War of the Spanish Succession project as their uniform at the time matched the flag and is a rather splendid brown with red facings/cuffs... I may well have to present new standards based on that lovely one you've done!

Ray Rousell said...

Nice...very very nice!

Capt Bill said...

Sir David, Thanks! I've been waiting for this flag...Best regards, Bill

Anonymous said...

hi

thank you for this addition of a peculiar regiment with his brown uniform (until 1740)

ronald
(and sorry for my poor english)

David said...

Thanks, Steve. Go on - give them new flags. You know you really want to! ;-)

Sad that their uniform was so much less distinctive by the time of the SYW.

Cheers,

David.

David said...

Thanks, Ray. Glad you like them!

Cheers,

David.

David said...

Thanks, Bill. I'm glad it will be useful to you.

All the best,

David.

David said...

Hi Ronald,

Thanks for commenting; I hope you'll be able to use it for your troops soon. (If so, please let me see a picture or two! Thanks).

And you English is fine, by the way. :-)

Cheers,

David.

David said...

That should be "your" English, not *you* English, of course! It's late and I'm tired and missed the R key...

D.

Anonymous said...



for the moment I have time to make only 3 small rgt (Belzunce, Normandie and La Sarre). I will send picture when I have a little more to show. We are testing Volley and Bayonet rules

Ronald

David said...

Thanks, Ronald. Look forward to seeing pictures sometime! Good luck with your figure painting.

Cheers,

David.