Austrian 10mm Flags

My first experiments at producing 10mm flags proved, as far as I was concerned, that I needed to up my print resolution (see Post 51). I had tried to use normal printer paper to keep the paper thin as 10mm flags were, of course, very small. The print resolution suffered as a result. At 720dpi, the resolution of the French flags I produced were a definite improvement (see Post 86). 720dpi was a good compromise as it allowed me to use a thinner photo paper than a higher resolution would have demanded – but without visible pixels as before. Now I needed to get cracking on some Austrian flags at 720dpi.
Austrian regiments carried two types of flag. In 1809, one Leibfahne was carried per line regiment by the first battalion or squadron; every other battalion or squadron carried one Ordinärfahne. I had already decided that my units would only have one flag per regiment: some Leibfahnen but mostly Ordinärfahnen. Austrian flags carried in 1809 were mainly a mixture of the patterns authorised in 1792, 1804 and 1806. Old flags continued to be carried until they were worn out. They all measured about 140 cm at the flagpole – with a length of 168 for the 1792 and 1804 patterns and 176 cm for the 1806 pattern. At my 1:150 model scale (see Post 6) the width at the flagpole worked out at a little over 9mm. I over-sized this very slightly, making my Austrian infantry flags 10mm wide which fitted Pendraken flagpoles nicely. The central flagstaff section had to be specially drawn to accommodate a 10mm flagpole, which had, of course, to be unrealistically thick to give it strength. I placed a single line of nail heads in the centre of the design and spaced them so that they could be seen at this small scale.
BELOW Printout of various trial shades. LEFT 1804 Leibfahne and 1806 Ordinärfahne with regimental number, 33.
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