|Apologies for the photographs - no flash because the book is|
printed on shiny paper, and the binding is such that I
will surely wreck the poor thing if I try to force it flat on the
|Provincial Grenadiers at Medellin - fine big, furry hats|
with flammes; that'll do for me
|More of them, this time in 1802 with the earlier blue|
uniform - again, normal grenadier headwear
While I was looking over the boxes of collected grenadier castings which will form my elite battalions, I noted that I had carefully included a very fine standard bearer figure in each battalion. The reasons, of course, are  all my battalions have a standard bearer and  Falcata included one in the boxed sets. However, now I come to think of it, what flag would such a fellow carry? The provincial grenadiers were formed into permanent battalions, so some sort of flag might be expected there, but the line and the guard grenadier units were "converged" (ooh - I have a vision of them being forced through some kind of blending machine) from the grenadier companies of battalions in the brigade, so they would not be expected to take any regimental colours away from their parent units, despite pictures to the contrary on the Front Rank site and elsewhere. Unless the grenadiers got a flag of their own to play with, I don't think the standard bearer would have anything to do, and these converged units did not have any permanent status such as might justify a flag.
OK - decree No.2 for today is that my provincial grenadier battalions will have a standard (of some sort) but the converged line grenadiers will not.
There you are.
Two decrees in one day.