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  • #73592
    Paskal
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    Hello everyone,

    Which flags to use for the WAS with 25/30 mm figures ..?

    Thank you.

    #73638
    willz
    Participant

    As you have not stipulated what regiments I have thrown out a cross section.

    A starting of point is to look through these

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=austrian+flags+of+the+war+of+the+spanish+succession&sa=N&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=

    Join pintrest and search through the ton off info

    https://www.pinterest.de/pin/641692646877439507/

     

    This site is 6mm but useful information  http://www.maverick-models.com/wss_austris_imperial.htm

    Very good site http://www.warflag.com/flags/wss/wssselect.shtml

    I hope this of some use.

     

     

     

    #73640
    Paskal
    Spectator

    Thank you, it’s  for the troops of the army of the pragmatic sanction and the army of Louis XV.

    #73662
    willz
    Participant
    #73666
    Paskal
    Spectator

    Thank you but where to buy WAS flags for my figurines?

    #73683
    willz
    Participant
    #73714
    Paskal
    Spectator

    Thank you…
    But why, with GMB Design, the English flags start in 1747 ?

    So they were different at the beginning of the WAS ?

    Why do the manufacturers pass of the flags of the War of Spanish Succession to those of the Seven Years War ?

    I bet that for the War of the Polish Succession and War of Austian Succession the flags were different, right?

    #73719
    Cameronian
    Participant

    For the British Army get the details of colours from the clothing book 1742 which gives the regulation designs but wasn’t enforced until some years later.  Colours in use in the field likely didn’t conform 100% of the time, e.g. Barrell’s at Culloden.

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    #73720
    Paskal
    Spectator

    Let’s continue looking … I would need an exhaustive list of those who sell flags for 25/30 mm figures for the WAS …

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    #73747
    willz
    Participant

    Paskal it would be easier for you to type in on Google search or whatever internet search engine you use “flags of War of the Austrian Succession 28mm wargame” and choose from the several hundred items that appear.

    If you are after a particular flag, do what I do make your own.  It is very easy, though time consuming using internet searches, microsoft office and microsoft picture it photo, go for it.  Most of my flags on units that changed their flag colour or design during WAS, WSS or SYW can be changed as the period requires for WAS, WSS, SYW it works for me.

    To show you what I mean.

    As you can see from the three photo’s I can swap around the flags as I require, as Cameronian points out colours did not always 100% of the time conform to exactly what was in the manuals.  If uniforms wore out on campaign they were patched up or replaced with local available materials.  I am sure the same applied to flags, I don’t get to hung up on exact detail.  As near as I can or that looks good I am happy with it, does me.

    Also I tend to make my flags, guidons, banners, colours over large, as I think they look good.  I think its a wargame thing.

    Here is a list of wargame firms that make or sell flags of various periods.

    GMB
    Flag Dude
    Flags of War
    Flags for the Lads
    Maverick Models
    Victrix
    Old Glory
    Warflags
    Polymath Workshop
    Rofur
    Cotton Jims
    Revo
    Battle Flag
    Signifer
    Solway
    Venner
    Essex.

     

    I hope this helps. 

    #73750
    willz
    Participant

    Thank you… But why, with GMB Design, the English flags start in 1747 ? So they were different at the beginning of the WAS ? Why do the manufacturers pass of the flags of the War of Spanish Succession to those of the Seven Years War ? I bet that for the War of the Polish Succession and War of Austian Succession the flags were different, right?

    I can not answer any of these questions, contact the manufacturers and ask them.

    #73751
    willz
    Participant

    Last but not least, Mark Allen produces and sells hand painted flags of this period.  Here is a photo, excellent detail, contact him and he may produce what you are looking for.

    #73761
    Paskal
    Spectator

    Ok thank you, in the end I could find what I’m looking for, but before I will question other friends because maybe they will have a good idea .. !

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