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PM mangemani
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nassau flags?
mangemani
1st Sep 2017 06:09:19

according to http://centjours.mont-saint-jean.com/detail_uniteBR.php?rubrique=U&unite=91&nation=4 the nassau troops didnt have any flags, except the three battalions in the first regiment.

if you look at the baccus flagsheet, the front of it, it says "brinswick, netherlands, hannover", but on the back of it it says that also these nassau flags is included.

now, as you can see on the site that i linked to there is an yellow flag with a lion on it, but none of the flags on the baccus flag sheets has such a flag, even less 3 of them.

the aim is the waterloo campaign and maybe the 3 nassau battalions had different flags at that point,  so my question is, which of all the flags on the baccus flag sheets is the correct 3?


PM njt236
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njt236
1st Sep 2017 10:17:24

The middle and extreme right on the bottom row are Nassau. The yellow flag with lion is upto 1808


Through the travail of the ages Midst the pomp and toil of war Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star.
So as through a glass and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names but always me.
So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more.         

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PM mangemani
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mangemani
1st Sep 2017 10:25:39

the middle and extreme right, ok, thanks, but thats just 2, there are 3 battallions that has flag. the flag n the extreme left at the botton, is that also a nassau flag?


PM njt236
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njt236
2nd Sep 2017 02:30:24

That one is Hanoverian


Through the travail of the ages Midst the pomp and toil of war Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star.
So as through a glass and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names but always me.
So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more.         

                G S Patton

PM Mollinary
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Mollinary
2nd Sep 2017 07:55:16

 

njt, as far as I can see those two are not Nassau flags, but Kingdom of Holland flags from 1806-1810! They were withdrawn when Holland was absorbed into France.  The Yellow flags with the lion are the correct flags for Nassau. They were carried certainly through to 1814, and I seem to recall seeing one in the Dutch army museum which was described as carried in 1815.  You can actually get these flags from Pendraken 10mm. There are four of them in the flagsheet PNFL 76 in their 19th century range.  They are historically accurate size, rather than exaggerated, and would therefore, in my opinion, work fine with 6mm. 

Mollinary


PM njt236
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njt236
2nd Sep 2017 01:37:30

Mollinary. Yes you are correct. They are Holland pre 1810. The back of the flagsheet lists them as being Nassau.

Nassau flags from warflag.com


Through the travail of the ages Midst the pomp and toil of war Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star.
So as through a glass and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names but always me.
So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more.         

                G S Patton

PM peter
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peter
5th Sep 2017 10:01:31

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.   I've corrected the error and the Nassuaers now have the correct colour.

Here's the revised sheet:


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PM Mollinary
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Mollinary
6th Sep 2017 04:29:29

Hi Peter,

You are the business! 😁😁😁😁😁


PM mangemani
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mangemani
7th Sep 2017 03:02:01

thanks peter, now i can finally get the battallions right:)


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