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Gary Overmyer09 Dec 2018 6:46 p.m. PST

According to his website, the Flag Dude is closing up shop. Where is a good alternative? Is GMB the place to go? Is there anyone here in the states?

von Schwartz09 Dec 2018 7:45 p.m. PST

Well, if you are computer literate, I am not, you can always go to Kronoskaf, Project Seven Years War, and copy their flag plates, and then monkey around with them (can I use the term "monkey around" or am I being racist?) to get them to the right size and print them, Voila!

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2018 8:49 p.m. PST


Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2018 2:04 a.m. PST

I use Warfare (for GNW/WSS) and Maverick Models(for everything else)

Maverick models have an extensive list, for many periods, and continue to expand, you can choose scale and material on all flags, I prefer the cloth flags.

Artilleryman10 Dec 2018 2:06 a.m. PST

I would go with GMB. Excellent selection and quality in multiple scales. Also good service.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2018 2:21 a.m. PST

GMB are superb quality.

You will have to tolerate the unusually large size in bot Cavalry and Infantry flags of all nations……

This is deliberate policy and driven by wargamers' needs. Not unreasonable. After all who buys these things in largest numbers?

Buckeye AKA Darryl10 Dec 2018 4:07 a.m. PST

Cotton Jim are based in the US:

22ndFoot10 Dec 2018 6:54 a.m. PST

Of the ones that I've used, GMB are great as are Iain's flags at Flags of War. They are both in the UK. You might also check out Vaubanner – he is in Manitoba. Depending on the period, you may find figure manufacturers who do their own – Warfare are a good example as are Old Glory but their range is limited.

One tip that improves the look of all paper flags – at the risk of "teaching grandma to suck eggs" – is painting the cut edge of the flag. This really improves the look.

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2018 7:03 a.m. PST

I'd put in a vote for GMB and Flags of War – I've used both (along with Flag Dude) and I'm pleased with the quality and appearance.

nevinsrip10 Dec 2018 12:27 p.m. PST

Besides making my own I use GMB, Flags of War and Adolfo Ramos.
All 3 are excellent.

Check out Adolfo Ramos. He has a website.

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2018 1:59 p.m. PST

Maverick Models
Flags of War

All are very good, and have good prompt service. If you ask politely they will evan do custom flags for you. Best of all when you pay your money they always come through and get your flags that you ordered to you. No drama or excuses. Highly recommend!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2018 3:00 p.m. PST

I have used Vaubanner – like them a lot

Timmo uk10 Dec 2018 3:53 p.m. PST

I use GMB for my 18mm AB figures.

However, for 25/28mm I paint my own so I'm not restricted by what's commercially available.

Arcane Steve Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2018 5:31 a.m. PST

Another vote for GMB from me. Product is excellent as is service.

Gary Overmyer11 Dec 2018 6:44 p.m. PST

Thank you gentlemen. I believe that I will try the GMB and Maverick Models lines.

Widowson18 Dec 2018 7:05 p.m. PST

There is no excuse, IMHO, for oversized flags. Unless you like oversized heads, or . . .

Geechrules Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2019 2:41 p.m. PST

Cotton Jim has been around for all us US players.

The downside, is that there are no images of his flags on his website.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2019 3:01 p.m. PST

Widowson, I feel guilt for this.

GMB are really high quality flags. There was a worry that they could fade, which lead to much discussion here a few years ago. I gather they replaced them for those who were unhappy (that is impressive after sales service). I have a few kept in a pitch dark attic that have done so, but heck for the price, a few quid here or there, I will not quibble.

Does size matter? Well the no jokes answer is that GMB are too big. Most noticeable for cavalry. Far too big. French Infantry less so…but still too big. British infantry…no one will notice.

Again, we have discussed this here before. This is wargamer driven and not what I would want. I am grateful for the quality of what is on offer.

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