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Berthier219 Jun 2017 5:42 p.m. PST

Anyone have any idea as to standards the armies of Ridwan of Aleppo would have carried during the time of the 1st Crusade?

If not standards, any symbols that might be associated with him?

I am working on a FOG campaign and for control markers I am looking at using painted circles of wood with a symbol for each nation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

1ngram20 Jun 2017 2:24 a.m. PST

I've never seen anything of that ilk related to Ridwan or his brother Duqaq or his father Tutush – or indeed any of the Seljuks of that period. Sometimes its worth looking at the symbols on coins – The later Ortoqids and others tended to have a 6 pointed star on their coins, as did the Ayyubids – but there is no joy here either. I suspect banners would have had writing on them in appropriate colours, Sunni or Shiite or Fatimid.

Berthier221 Jun 2017 2:22 a.m. PST

Thanks for the response. I have found a coin w the Turkish crescent facing a 6 pointed star that I may use as a generic symbol for those factions I cannot find anything definite for and differentiate by color of the field.

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