Can anyone help clarify which Italian units carried eagles, and when? My sole source of information is the WJ Rawkins booklet. What that source has to offer is as follows:
Line infantry 1 eagle flag [it is assumed that an eagle went with it], and 4 battalion fanions [design unknown] thereafter. When this was introduced is not specified [was there a withdrawal of eagles cf the French army?].
Light infantry No eagles and 4 "flags".
Guard Grenadiers Standard. No mention of eagle. [What happened when the 2nd battalion was added and the unit "achieved regimental status" as WJR puts it?]
Guard Chassuers Standard. No mention of eagle.
Guard Velite Grenadiers/Chasseurs Fanions [design given] until 1813. No mention of whether an eagle came as well.
Guard Conscripts No information at all.