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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian06 Apr 2017 3:41 p.m. PST

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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 3:47 p.m. PST

Jeez. Even you can't escape The Bug.

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2017 11:06 a.m. PST

Bugged out again!

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jeeves Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2017 6:59 p.m. PST

Which timespan would the Sgt. Major Islemen be appropriate for? I ask because they are wearing chain neck protection and I'm not sure when that first came into use.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 3:55 p.m. PST

Bug strikes again.

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Minis is my Waterloo Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 7:10 p.m. PST

I picked up some lovely hand-done 28mm flags for the AWI period recently. I've identified all but two of them, and after tiring myself on a Google hunt I thought I'd run them by the best experts around…my gaming compadres of the world. Here is what I have:

buff or tan field, with a big script L inside a yellow laurel wreath filling the middle of the flag.

red field, bunch of stars in the upper quadrant, and what looks like a ships wheel with a figure in the middle under a banner that says "We are ready". There is another banner across the bottom of the ships wheel that reads "Manus Inimica Tyranis."

Anyone got a clue?

Thanks in advance!

Minis is my Waterloo Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 7:11 p.m. PST

I picked up some lovely hand-done 28mm flags for the AWI period recently. I've identified all but two of them, and after tiring myself on a Google hunt I thought I'd run them by the best experts around…my gaming compadres of the world. Here is what I have:

buff or tan field, with a big script L inside a yellow laurel wreath filling the middle of the flag.

red field, bunch of stars in the upper quadrant, and what looks like a ships wheel with a figure in the middle under a banner that says "We are ready". There is another banner across the bottom of the ships wheel that reads "Manus Inimica Tyranis."

Anyone got a clue?

Thanks in advance!

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 7:21 p.m. PST

This just keeps getting better. . .

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 9:06 p.m. PST

The first one sounds like a Light Infantry battalion flag that Lafayette brought back with him from France on his second tour.
Although pictures would be nice.

Chokidar14 Apr 2017 2:09 a.m. PST

..pictures of the bug!!!! Crushed preferably… this one is a classic!!!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 4:33 a.m. PST

Yeah. Second one is one of Lafayette's, though I normally hear it was white.

First one I've never seen, but as a type, Id associate it with a Continental infantry with red facings--red field, "national" symbol in canton, a different symbol in the field--it all sounds right. If I owned it, some regiment from the middle colonies would be carrying it.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

After Saratoga, a few militia units adopted new flags picturing John Burgoyne,illustrated above.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 9:39 a.m. PST

The second is probably a Massachusetts regiment.
The Latin phrase "(haec) manus inimica tyrannis", "(this) hand is the enemy of tyrants", is part of the Massachusetts motto.
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The ship's wheel is even more indicative of a maritime state.

I hope it's a genuine flag. It sounds kind of neat. grin
And even if it's not, it has an air of plausibility.

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