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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Home Brewed Flags - More Spanish Units

Here's another of my occasional posts featuring home-made flags produced with PaintShop Pro - as ever, it's stuff I've been working on for myself. If these are any use to you, please be my guest. Right click on the image - open the link (bigger version) in a separate window and save.


If you print the entire image so that it is 120mm high, the flags will be the correct size for 1/72 or 20mm. These are deliberately far lower resolution than, and therefore inferior quality to, my previous efforts, but I found that at 20mm scale you can hardly tell the difference, so these are from Cheap'n'Nasty Productions Inc - not recommended for 54mm armies.

A few of these are specific units, as identified, some are pleasing generic things I borrowed and tweaked, some may even be from the wrong century - it's OK - Cheap'n'Nasty have a certain standard to maintain...

If you like them, you're welcome to use them. As ever, the tasteful green background is just to make it easier to cut them out!

9 comments:

  1. Very, very nice!!! I'm sure the Gomez Brothers would be proud to carry any of these beauties!!

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    1. Thank you, Ray - these aren't a patch on your own flags, but thank you! The Gomez Brothers would probably try to sell a flag like this - they do a nice line in slightly used trophies, church plate, chandeliers. They can even get you a Legion d'Honneur for the right price.

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  2. Muchas gracias, señor Foy!

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  3. Interesting. These are all regular army flags? I thought the Spanish regulars carried two flags, like the Brits - 1 national flag and 1 regimental. Some of these are kind of a mixture of the 2 types. is this just loose interpretation of regs? Cheers - Lou

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    1. Hi Lou - regular is a difficult word to apply to the Spanish army - many of the provincial and volunteer units were absorbed into the regular army in 1810-11. Even some of the so-called guerrilla units.

      1786 regs have 2 colours - coronela (King's colour) has central royal arms and the badge of the city (or whatever) in the corners, like the Leon and La Union examples here. The coronela was carried by the 1st battalion. The 2nd battalion carried the ordenanza flag (nothing to do with the militia), which was some variation on a theme of the ragged Bourbon cross with city crests on the ends of the arms. Some units - viz top left and 3rd from top on left here - had only a single battalion and carried a single hybrid colour which combined elements of both types. The two combination examples here are quite exotic considering they were fairly humble provincial units - the 1st Lt Bn of Barcelona is marked as such, and the top left is a provincial volunteer unit from (I think, from the crests in the corners) Mallorca - there is another well-known example from Ciudad Rodrigo in this style.

      Like everything else, this is all an approximation!

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    2. The Talavera unit associated with the flag shown is not very useful for the PW - the JJ Sanudo database says they were formed right at the end of the war, and shipped straight out to Peru! Still, it's a nice flag, so someone else can get to borrow it. If I could be bothered, it's easy enough to graft the arms of a different town on the ends of the cross. At 20mm, I'll just leave it. MSF

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  4. The flags you make for your units are sometimes more interesting than the troops. Great job!
    It make me want to make my own flags.

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  5. Thanks for sharing!
    Regards
    Rafa

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