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Stew art Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 8:59 a.m. PST

Hello all!

I finally finished some more AoS ships, so have an update on the blog with some pictures….

a British 74

A French 74..

more pics and general witty comments on the blog! take a look why not?



22ndFoot02 Nov 2017 9:42 a.m. PST

Stewart, very nice.

A word to the wise, HM ships do not fly the Union Flag except when alongside; at anchor; while dressed overall; the Sovereign or Admiral of the Fleet is on board; or a court martial is in progress. (There may be a couple more instances I'm forgetting.) And the location would vary according to circumstances.

A white bordered Union Flag was a Pilot Flag and was flown from the topmast. More appropriate for line of battle ships like this would be the Red, White or Blue ensign depending on which squadron the admiral commanding belonged to (discontinued in 1864). Interestingly, Nelson's fleet at Trafalgar all fought under the White Ensign apparently to reduce confusion with French tricolour in all the smoke. I use this to justify using the White Ensign on all my British ships from the period.

Of course, they're your ships and you must do with them what you will but just wanted to bring some of this to the group's attention in case some weren't aware.

All the best, Jon

Cursd Captain03 Nov 2017 7:12 a.m. PST

I salute your commitment and hard work, Stew. It's inspiring to see how far you've followed your initial interest in the AoS.

Curs'd Cpt

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

@22ndFoot: thanks for feedback and info about the flags, I did NOT know that and really just used those flags because I thought they were pretty…also weh I was buying the things there were no pics of the flags so I didn't know what an ensign looked like, but I am familiar with the Union Jack. maybe in my next order I'll get some ensigns and when these eventually pop off I'll replace them.

@Cursd Captain: Thank you very much! so far my interest has only resulted in 4 ships and 2 games (and 6 rule sets) but it is a nice side project.

ModelJShip03 Nov 2017 10:56 a.m. PST

Well done man!

Dont worry about the flags, little by little. Always one is learning new things. You can also include the captain's pennant.


Stew art Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2017 7:04 a.m. PST


devsdoc Inactive Member06 Nov 2017 3:28 p.m. PST

I'm a little late to the party. Very nice models. Please keep modelling and get more done. Yes! The British flag is not right. So! A little thing! the next one will be better. As she is a 74, one of many to come. it will not show on a table game when added to with more of them in your fleet. Love your paint job.Well done!
Be safe

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2017 8:38 a.m. PST

Thanks Rory! I'm not stressed about the flags as it's a little thing indeed, but it's still nice info to have and I appreciate all feedback.

There will indeed be more 74s in the future.

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