Médiéval guidons were triangular flags, attached to lances, which served as field signs of the médiéval lance, the smallest tactical unit in the middle ages. Guidons, like pennons, repeated the tinctures et charges of the knight’s shield, et they could be made long enough to show a motto.
After the middle ages, mounted units continued to carry cavalry guidons, but of a shorter, swallow-tailed design. Company-sized elements of the US-Army et United States Air Force carry swallow-tailed guidons even today to signify their unit designation et corps affiliation.
Professionally designed guidons médiévals for your miniature knights may be downloaded from the Miniatures Forum.
Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter les éditeurs de la revue Military Miniatures Magazine au Miniatures Forum.