Thursday, 27 September 2007

Ducal Color & Guards' Standards.


Each line and guard regiment caries the Ducal color alongside their regimental standard. The Ducal color is quartered, and composed of the Ducal crest depicting a stylized Mount Hetzenberg, with the gold and sapphire Flory cross of St. Ungulant, Hetzenberg's patron saint.

The Guards colors reflect some aspects of the regimental duties. For instance, the Grenadier standard has the "grenade, fired proper" device in the upper-right canton. The tower in the lower-left canton represents both a fortified place - exactly the kind of objective grenadiers are trained to take - and their role as Guards of the Ducal household.

The two fusilier standards are almost identical, differing only in the numeral of the regiment within the wreath, and the color of the diamond which reflects the regimental facings. This device is known as a "fusil" in heraldry, hence its inclusion in the fusilier standards. Heraldry seems to be full of these puns...





4 comments:

Stokes Schwartz said...

Hey, I really like your infantry standards. They manage to be entirely unique, and yet they appear strangely familiar and seem right at home in the 18th century. Nice work! Can't wait to see some painted troops marching behind these standards.

Best Regards,

Stokes Schwartz

Bluebear Jeff said...

I would invite and encourage you to join our group blog, "Emperor vs Elector". It is for interactions with other 18th century imagi-Nations.

However, for me to send you an invitation, I need you to email me your desire to join . . . so that I have your email address to send the invitation to.

My email is . . . bluebear@uniserve.com


-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein

Bluebear Jeff said...

Oh yes . . . the address of "Emperor vs Elector" is . . .

http://emperor-elector.blogspot.com/


-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein

http://saxe-bearstein.blogspot.com/

abdul666 said...

Hi 'AJ',
great flags, and as always with you very onsistent & 'logical'.
One point surprised me in the flag of the Dragoons: the arrows pointed downward?