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Winston Smith19 Jan 2017 5:10 a.m. PST

Inspired by the new Getting Started Board for the 18th Century, I am adding a thread on flags.
It would be a shame to not supply your battalions with appropriate flags, standards or colours.

My primary reference is Richardson's "Standards and Colors of the American Revolution".
It goes into great detail on American flags, with good information on French, German and British. Highly recommend as a starting point.
Check the TMP Board on the American Revolution for more specific details.

I'm a 25/28mm gamer. My primary printed suppliers for flags are Vaubanner Graphics and Flags for the Lads.

If anyone has particular threads to recommend, please go to them, hit the complaint button [!] and request a cross post to the Getting Started board.

Militia Pete19 Jan 2017 5:42 a.m. PST

I have used GMB, Cotton Jim's Flags, and some free ones off the web.

Jozis Tin Man19 Jan 2017 7:32 a.m. PST

I use 6mm, so wind up taking larger flags and scaling them down, which works fine for me. I mostly used Warflags, but also a few others.

Here are some free flags I found on the internet when I was recently doing my project:

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Disco Joe19 Jan 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

I get my flags from The Flag Dude.

PVT64119 Jan 2017 1:38 p.m. PST

Winston,
Where do you still obtain Flags for the Lads, flags? I thought that they went out of business.

Winston Smith19 Jan 2017 2:18 p.m. PST

I was able to get some from Brookhurst, admittedly a few years ago. If they still have stock call them.

Bill N19 Jan 2017 3:23 p.m. PST

Richardson is usually my starting point for anything related to American or French flags. I don't own a copy but do have easy access to one. For Hesse-Cassel units I use PDF link and vondonop.org.hkuniforms.html . For British troops I use fifedrum.org as my starting point.

My question Winston-Given the lack of information on which flags most American units carried, how do you determine what appropriate flags are?

Winston Smith19 Jan 2017 6:04 p.m. PST

In the absence of concrete information linking a specific flag with a specific regiment, I go with what looks best. grin
I haven't used up all my Gostelowe flags yet.
As soon as someone prints up some "Tatleton" flags, I have a unit or two…

Dale Hurtt19 Jan 2017 7:20 p.m. PST

Thanks for the references all.

PVT64120 Jan 2017 7:01 a.m. PST

Thanks Winston! That's where I initially purchased mine. I'm afraid that they now appear to be long gone.

PVT64120 Jan 2017 7:02 a.m. PST

For my Gostelowe flags. I used them on regiments that are from the state that the device on the flag is associated with.

gisbygeo20 Jan 2017 4:35 p.m. PST

I second the vote for Vaubanner. Bryan is a joy to deal with, especially with obscure subjects: If he doesn't make it, he'll try to find the info and make it.

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