Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Flags of yet another unknown Austrian regiment of Charles VI, as probably carried in the 1740s by the army of Maria Theresa

This is another flag which I have recreated from the flag as depicted in the Triomphes de Louis XV, the contemporary source showing flags captured by the French armies in the 1740s. The flag at the top is as depicted in the Triomphes, which seems rather unfinished to me, with the large gap above the eagle making the composition seem very unbalanced. So I have added an Austrian crown and ribbons above the eagle in the second flag down, as well as in the possible Leibfahne design at the bottom.



14 comments:

Ray Rousell said...

Nice work Sir!

David said...

Thank you, Ray! :-) Still some more to come of these Austrian flags...

All the best,

David.

Gundric said...

My WAS Austrians are really going to be spoiled for choice now. Thank you David.

David said...

Thanks, Lee! :-) I'm really looking forward to seeing some in action with your troops. And there are still more to come...

All the best,

David.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Another triumph, David! I really must get to those Austrians soon.

Kind Regards,

Stokes

Extrabio47 said...

Wonderful work, David. These are beautiful flags with vivid colors and impressive detail.

As always, very much appreciated.

Bill

Jonathan Freitag said...

Nice!

David said...

Thank you, Stokes! :-) I'm really looking forward to seeing some in action with your troops. :-)

All the best,

David.

David said...

Thank you, Bill! :-) Yes, I like these flags too; it's good to do something a bit different from the usual. I'm glad I still have a number left to do as well...

All the best,

David.

David said...

Thank you, Jon. :-) Some of the remaining Austrian WAS flags are very elaborate so exciting things to come yet...

All the best,

David.

Frostydog said...

Lovely work any chance of Prussian cavalry standards?

Tiberian general said...

More wonderful flags David, thank you once again.



Willz.

David said...

Thanks, Willz. :-) Some really elaborate Austrian WAS flags on the way soon but they do involve a lot of work...

All the best,

David.

David said...

Thanks, Frostydog. :-) I have posted the standards of Prussian cuirassier regiment No.1 so far and plan/hope to do more - but they are a lot of work, especially considering how small they will appear on the battlefield. I tend to concentrate on infantry flags as they take less time and effort for more impressive appearance on the battlefield. As no-one is paying me for this work I tend to go where I feel the effort is most justified by the results...

Cheers,

David.