Monday, 17 July 2017

Landsknecht Flags 2

Here's a set of flags for flags for Landsknechts in French Service. information on these flags is a bit scarce  and requires a bit of faith. The dark blue flags are taken from an anonymous painting of the Battle of Pavia (please see below) showing what look like Landsknechts attacking Imperial arquebusiers. Nevertheless given the artistic conventions of the time these could quite easily be French infantry flags; the same goes for the yellow flag with the cross of St Denis. The other two flags are courtesy of Stuart Mulligan and can be seen in his excellent blog here: http://stuartsworkbench.blogspot.co.uk/ and the Van Orley tapestries. The next Landsknecht flags will be 'Landsknechts in Imperial Service and these will be followed by some generic and heraldic flags, Cheers Pete



 


3 comments:

  1. These are superb Pete and I agree they could also be used as French infantry flags, in fact at a pinch some of them could be used for Swiss in French service as well.

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  2. Brilliant as usual Pete. I still havent got the plastic landsknects yet.

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  3. Hi Pete,
    Will you be producing these flags in cotton as well as paper?

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