|Piedmont 1st Regiment with flags|
When I posted the photos of my, then, flagless battalions, Colin from Marengo 1800 dropped an email stating that he had banners for the 1st Piedmont and that he would gladly drop them in the post. By the way, Colin's blog is quite interesting with an assortment of unusual battalions fielded for this period and good figure comparisons. Colin and I have similar and nearly parallel projects. Colin's is focused more on the 1800 campaign while mine focuses more on the 1799 campaign. Much overlap, for sure and his figure reviews are quite useful. If you are interested in the French Revolutionary War period through about 1800, this is a useful tool to have in your kit.
Back to the flags from Colin. Colin insisted on sending the flags out gratis and even post-paid. Very generous offer, indeed! When the small envelope arrived, not only was there a two flag set for the 1st Piedmont but eleven other flag sets for the FRW! What a generous and pleasant surprise!
Bedecked with their own custom flags, my 1st Piedmont Regiment will step into battle with a little more dignity and a lot more confidence.
Colin, I appreciate your generosity and thank you for the excellent sets of flags. They will find their way into many of my future regiments. In fact, two existing battalions of French legere are lobbying to have a set bestowed upon them.