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|This page is devoted to the medieval and renaissance activities of DMWS and it is currently the largest single collection of flags available for download at this site. Here you will find mostly flags that are useful for this period, but in due time, also a DBM-Machiavelli campaign rule set will be available for download.|
|The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation: Landsknechte, Nobles & Cities|
|4 sets of flags for the Holy Roman Empire. The flags of the first set are based on modern Coats of Arms, but they may still have been in use during the 15th and 16th century. In comparison, many modern day Swiss canton flags are more or less true copies of older warflags. Basically, we have no clue if the flags looked like this, but we like the way they tunred out, so here they are. We use these flags mostly for mounting them on the Landsknecht pikemen, and on various cavalry units.
Duchy of Mecklenburg:
County of Holstein:
|Condottieri and Italian city states|
|This collection contains flags for use with vaious Italian territorial armies and condottieri armies. Most of these flags are based on historical references, but number 9 (various italian city states) are based on contemporary heraldy.
|Flags for the Ottoman empire|
|These flags have been produced for the medieval ottoman army, but are not based on any concrete historical information, since information about medieval islamic and ottoman warflags is very uncommon on the internet. However, the Flags of the World site has been very useful.|
|Flags for Hungary and Bohemia|
|Here you will find flags and banners for King Mathias I of Hungary and his Black Army. This section is based on historical sources and should be fairly accurate (numbers 1-3). Also, a series of Bohemian banners are included which are based on contemporary coat of arms. Whereas these flags are very useful and may, or may not, be historically accuarate they are very useful for making your army look impressive.
|The Swiss Renaissance Army|
|This collection of Schwiz warflags and banners have been based on XXX and contains many of the flags of the various cantons of Schwizerland.|
|Burgundian and French flags, ca. 1445-1500|
|This is a collection of flags for the French and Burgundian Compagnies d'Ordonnance. Apart from the various banners, standarts and pennons, there are also covers for two Burgundian pavises. |
Please note that most of these flags are to big to fit on your screen, but rather than compressing them we wanted to preserve as much of the artwork as possible.
Good books on the topic of Burgundian flags etc. are Florens Deuchler's "Die Burgunderbeute" (1963) and Bernisches Historisches Museum's "Die Burgunderbeute und Werke burgundischer Hofkunst" (1969). There is todate no books about the French Ordonnance flags.
|Wars of Edward I|
|The following flags are based on the Falkirk Roll of Arms and the Caerlaverock Poem. They can not only be used for Edward I's wars, but to some extend also for The War of the Barons in mid-13th century England