Thursday, July 26, 2007

Stagonian Infantry Flags

One of the most recognizable national flags in imaginary 18th century "Urope" is that of Stagonia.

It has a lavender-blue backround with the white deer of the von Hirschbock family. The white stars in the corners complete this very recognizable national flag.

This "white deer" image is central to all of the military flags of Stagonia.

The first "military flag you see (white cross with gold corners) is the standard Stagonian line infantry pattern.

Notice that the "white deer on light blue" echoes the image on the Stagonian flag

The "white cross" indicates that the basic coat color is . . . white.

The corner color is the same as the facing color -- in this case, golden yellow.

The second flag you see (red cross with black corners and a "gold" central oval) is in the pattern of "foreign" units within the Stagonian army.

The red cross would show that the unit wears a red coat -- and, no, this would not be a Saxe-Bearstein unit, but rather most likely an Irish one.

The black corners would be in the unit's facing color . . . but notice the central oval. Instead of the Stagonian light blue background, it is a "gold" color. This indicates that it is a "foreign" unit within the Stagonian army.

(Note that this flag would essentially be the Stagonian equivalent of the Dillon regiment in French service -- the Stagonian forces essentially echoing those of France.)

The next flag (gray cross with royal blue corners), is typical of the
"irregular" units within the Stagonian army.

In "Tricorne Wars" terms, the companies of these troops would be based in the "diamond" pattern.

Again, the cross (gray) would represent the coat color and the corner colors (blue) is the facing color.

Jager units would be similar except that they would have a green cross and then their facing color, but the central figure would be a white "standing deer" instead of the regular Stagonian deer.

The final infantry flag is therefor quite typical of a jager unit. This one would have maroon facings to go with its green coat.

So there you have a "thumbnail" view of the various types of Stagonian infantry flags.

As mentioned before, conceptually the Stagonian army is more-or-less based upon that of 18th century France. And, like France, it has a number of different troop types in its service.

-- Stagonian Jeff


Stagonian Jeff said...

Interesting . . . the "photograph" of the national flag changes the color of the blue. The one on the blog is the correct color (at least as of now) . . . the other is too "robin's egg" for my taste.

-- Stagonian Jeff

Snickering Corpses said...

An impressive system, Jeff. Very impressive. I love how you've varied the backgrounds of the stags to handle the different unit types. I may have to steal some ideas from you :>

Bluebear Jeff said...

Jonathan, go right ahead . . . only call it "inspiration" rather than theft . . . because I'm perfectly willing to share my concepts with anyone who cares to use them.

-- Jeff

MurdocK said...

stable and logical?

how is this possible in the mad, vile, kingdom of stagonia?

note the total lack of capitolization!

meadows boy said...

Stagonia!! The arch rivals of my favourite football (soccer) team are the 'stags' looks as though the Grand Duchy of Davidsberg have a new adversary!!

tradgardmastare said...

Great flags! I look forward to seeing this blog develop and more info appear!
Stags are a good choice of logo- perhaps there is a legend regarding a magical stag in the dim and distant past of Stagonia?

A J Matthews said...

A very nice and creative display. Given the current monarch's dubious sanity, I guess the logical method of creating flags preceded him?

Stagonian Jeff said...

What do you mean, my "dubius sanity"? Where do you live? I'll send my army to get you . . . and your little dog too!

"Dubious sanity" indeed!

-- Koenig Maurice

Jerry said...

The stag heraldic symbol means: One who will not fight unless provoked; peace and harmony?

Looks like Stagonia is trying to lull Bearstein into a false sense of security.