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General Slade
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Hi Bandit,

The Austrians were the exception to the rule.  Their converged grenadier battalions did carry colours.  For most of the period this would have been a spare Ordinarfahne  (the yellow flag) taken from the regimental depot but in 1805, when the grenadiers companies weren’t detached, the grenadiers were the first battalion of the regiment and so carried the white Leibfahne.

You can find more details here: http://www.warflag.com/napflags/flaghtml/austria.htm