Lance Pennon


Lance pennons are small to medium-sized, rectangular or swallow-tailed pennons attached to cavalry lances. When the lance was levelled in an attack, the fluttering lance pennon provided lift and drag, which made the lance easier to handle. Lance pennons could be colour-coded to differentiate the cavalry regiments of an army. German cavalry regiments of the late 19th and early 20th century carried lance pennons in the colour of the province they were recruited from.

The Prussian Bosniak lancer regiment of the Seven Year’s War had rectangular lance pennons for officers, and differently coloured, swallow-tailed lance pennons for the troopers of each squadron.

The 17th to 19th Century lance pennon can be differentiated from the medieval pennon and guidon by its swallow-tailed shape.

Professionally designed lance pennons for your miniature cavalry regiments may be downloaded here.

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