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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2020 8:32 a.m. PST

Hello all,

Where can you find non-Prussian German flags for 25 / 32mm figures for the Franco-German War of 1870 ?

Best wishes,


Bargain Bin DM22 Apr 2020 8:41 a.m. PST

You should be able to use the flags shown under "Mid 19th Century Europe" on the War Flag website. I find their flags look great once mounted on a standard and little shaping is done.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2020 11:46 a.m. PST

I hand paint all mine..

Bargain Bin DM22 Apr 2020 2:42 p.m. PST

jurgenation ….you sir, are a braver an than I! I did make quasi handmade Hanoverian flags, but that was cheating!

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2020 11:14 p.m. PST

Yes the flags of the War Flag website are nice, but for the Germans we do not know for which units they are and for the French, they are the flags of the time or Napoleon III was not yet emperor, thank you anyway, but he is there anything else?

Mollinary23 Apr 2020 4:03 a.m. PST

The mid nineteenth century German flags on Warflag (an otherwise excelllent site) are speculation,, only the Bavarian comes any where near to reality. Depending on which states you are looking for, you may find what you want in various Napoleonic ranges. Hessians, for example were still carrying some of their Napoleonic colours, as were the Brunswickers. If you can find a dark green later Saxon colour, then that is a dent approximation. Otherwise, if you want to see what the patterns look like, buy the extremely accurate 10mm sheets from Pendraken. You might then like to consider asking Maverick Models whether they would consider doing them in 28mm. All I can suggest, I am afraid.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2020 5:40 a.m. PST

Yes thank you, it is not won, but I continue to search.

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