Thursday, 10 September 2020

Portuguese Infantry Flags of the 18th Century - Batch 5

And here are the last 18th century Portuguese flags which I have created. These flags are shown on the Tavora execution painting of 1759 and are arguably the most authentically SYW of all these flags. Sadly, they are also, to my mind, rather bland and ugly! The white and green flag is carried by troops in white coats lined white with red lapels and cuffs, white waistcoat and breeches, brown gaiters. The yellow and green flag is carried by troops with blue coats lined blue with red lapels and cuffs, white waistcoat, blue breeches and brown gaiters. The officers, including the ensigns carrying the flags, have gold metal gorgets.


Next time I'll be back to posting French or Prussian flags.

4 comments:

Steve J. said...

I've only just found your Blog and I must say what a wonderful resource! Thanks for all of your hard work:)

David said...

Thanks, Steve, Glad you like it! The fairly exotic Portuguese flags seem to have sparked extra interest and I shall have to find some more out-of-the-ordinary flags to depict, although I shall continue with the French and Prussians. I did some slightly variant Russian SYW flags for an ImagiNations commission some years ago and some of them at least would not need too much tweaking to make them authentically SYW. I may work on the Russian Guards flags when I have time and try posting one or two of them for a start; I based them very closely on a surviving flag at St Petersburg so they are pretty authentic in their complex detail.

I like the terrain on your blog reports, although I'm not really into 20th century wargaming; more a horse and musket man, as this blog suggests! (I have only had chance to skim through recent posts on your blog but will explore further, as I see from the side menu that you have posts about games from many periods.) I must also pick up a copy of Wargames Illustrated for those WOTR skirmish rules that you review.

Good luck with the wargaming (and if you use any of my flags do send pictures if possible, please)!

Cheers,

David.

Ray Rousell said...

Mire beautiful work David.

David said...

Thanks, Ray. :-) Back to Prussian and French flags next, for the moment at least.

Cheers,

David.