Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Completed WAS and SYW Austrian flags

Here's the first couple of flagsheets for the Austrian army from the WAS and early SYW, I'm planning 10 regiments for my Austrian army so will be painting another sheet before moving on to the, but first I'll be working on some Landsknecht and Savoy flags. The price for these printed on premium quality paper is £6 per sheet plus postage of a £1 for the UK, £1.48 Europe and £2.48 the rest of the world. I'll also be selling these flags individually please
email me on petesflags@yahoo.com  if anyone's interested in obtaining any of these. Apologies in advance for the for the poor pics.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

War of the Austrian Succession and Seven Years War Flags

 I recently picked up the Summerfield book on the Austrian infantry and he proposes that flags from the time of Leopold I may have been used  however I'm not tempted to paint any of these. What's certain there is a lot of unknowns around the flags from this time and flags appear to have been used until they were captured or wore out. So with this in mind here's another pair of flags dating from the reign of Charles VI and likely to have been used in the WAS and early SYW, the coat of arms are dated 1737.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

History and uniforms magazine

Massimo Predonzani the author of several books and articles on Italian history put me on to this new E-zine which can be downloaded for free at this address:    http://www.historyanduniforms.com/ subsequent magazines will cost around 3.5 euros. It's well worth a look and the article on the Venetians in the 1680's was pretty motivational. Massimo tells me the next volume will contain an article on the Battle of Agnadello which having read Massimo's previous work should prove a useful addition to anyone's library.

cheers Pete

Saturday, 24 October 2015

War Austrian Succession and Early SYW flags

Here's a couple of  flags from the reign of Charles VI, similar and even earlier  flags are likely to have been carried in the WAS and into the SYW. The coat of arms are dated 1737 as I reasoned newer flags would as long as nothing adverse happened to them would have been carried longer.  cheers Pete

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

WAS Savoy flags 2

Here's the second flag for Savoy, do much for having a break on drawing eagles.  I'm going to do a bit more wok on the field of this flag as I'm not too happy on how it looks  following it being scanned. The figure is a Hungarian from Front Rank; I think I need to get my hands on a couple of  the correct figures.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Savoy Regiment Piedmont War of Austrian Succession WAS

I painted this flag to get a break from drawing Hapsburg Eagle's which is proving to be a bit of a task. There's a lot of colourful flags and easy on the eye flags for Savoy in the WAS so will do a few more of these as I go along. The colonel's flag for the Piedmont Regt will be next and I'll have to have a go at the Guard's Regt's flag as it's a topper.

cheers Pete

Monday, 5 October 2015

More Austrian SYW flags

Here's another couple of completed flags for the Austrians taken from a print by Knotel