THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO, 1815

Miniature Flags 15/18 mm + 10 mm Scale

Due

September

2022

Netherlands/Nassau/Brunswick

Due

September

2022

Prussian
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French

Flags

15/18 mm

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TBW-01A

French Regiments

15/18 mm Scale

Miniature Flags

(Quantity 150)

SELF-PRINT edition.

Just download the PDF file and print the flags using a colour printer.

PDF DOWNLOAD

£8.95

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TBW-01B

French Regiments

15/18 mm Scale

Miniature Flags

(Quantity 150)

PRE-PRINTED edition.

Order the A4 Booklet of flags, professionally printed onto satin paper.

A4 BOOKLET

£12.95 UK

£22.95 World

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TBW-02A

French Regiments

10 mm Scale

Miniature Flags

(Quantity 150)

 

SELF-PRINT edition.

Simply download the PDF file and print the flags using a colour printer.

 

PDF DOWNLOAD

£8.95

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TBW-02B

French Regiments

10 mm Scale

Miniature Flags

(Quantity 150)

PRE-PRINTED edition. 

Just order the A4 Booklet of flags professionally printed onto satin paper.

A4 BOOKLET

£12.95 UK

£22.95 World

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British, KGL

& Hanoverian

Flags

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15/18 mm

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TBW-03A

British, KGL & Hanoverian Regiments

15/18 mm Scale

Miniature Flags

(Quantity 150+)

SELF-PRINT edition.

Just download the PDF file and print the flags using a colour printer.

PDF DOWNLOAD

£8.95

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TBW-03B

British, KGL & Hanoverian Regiments

15/18 mm Scale

Miniature Flags

(Quantity 150+)

PRE-PRINTED edition.

Order the A4 Booklet of flags, professionally printed onto satin paper.

A4 BOOKLET

£14.95 UK

£24.95 World

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TBW-04A

British, KGL & Hanoverian Regiments

10 mm Scale

(Quantity 150+)

 

SELF-PRINT edition.

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PDF DOWNLOAD

£8.95

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TBW-04B

British, KGL & Hanoverian Regiments

10 mm Scale

(Quantity 150+)

PRE-PRINTED edition. 

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A4 BOOKLET

£14.95 UK

£24.95 World

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 THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO, 1815

- Miniature Flags for Wargamers & Collectors -

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & DETAILS ABOUT THE FLAGS

 1. "What flags are included in these sets?"

 

The individual flags are designed to be printed onto paper, cut-out with scissors or a knife, and then glued to metal miniatures. All sets consist of at least 150 miniature flags. The flags are presented in the battle order of the day, along with the named commanding officers of corps, division and brigade, and include only those regiments that were present on the battlefield on the 18th June. For example, Wellington's troops that were stationed at Hal 17 miles away, and the 1/1st Foot Chasseurs of the Old Guard who were guarding the Emperor's treasure at Le Caillou, are not included.

 2. "What products are available for this flag set?" 

a. If you prefer to print the flags yourself, you can purchase and download the PDF files.

b. If you instead choose to receive the flags pre-printed, you can purchase the printed flags on paper by mail order.

 3. "What size miniatures do the flags fit?"

The flags have been sized for TWO scales:

 

  • 15mm and 18 mm metal miniatures - which have been physically measured to fit the 15 mm range of "Minifigs" and the 18 mm of "AB figures".

  • 10 mm metal miniatures - which have been measured to fit the 10 mm range of "Pendraken".

 

 

 

4. "How should I fix the flag to the miniature flag pole?" 

 

A PVA or clear fluid glue works well. The best glue to use is one that does not dry too quickly so that you can manipulate the flag into its final position before it dries. This will also allow you to form twists and turns in the flag to depict it waving and bellowing in the wind, if desired. The flags already include artistically generated "folds and creases", but physically bending the flags will definitely increase the realistic effect.

 5. "If I am downloading the PDF, what type of printer/paper should I use to produce the flags?" 

We would suggest they are laser printed, but inkjet will work fine. Use paper between 70gsm to 130gsm, but no thicker if you want to create folds in the flag. Satin paper looks good, providing a nice sheen, endurance and flexibility.

  6. "If I need another copy of one of the sheets, do I have to pay for a whole new set?"   

No, not at all. You can order and pay for individual sheets as well. Just email us for what you require.

 7. "How accurate are the flags historically?"  

 

FRENCH - The tricolour regimental flags carried by the line regiments at Waterloo are fairly well documented, as examples still exist in museums, so these designs are followed. The only question is whether some regimental flags had a gold fringe or not, which for this set I decided to add, if only for the reason that they look better visually with a fringe.

Second, third and subsequent battalions, usually carried a smaller flag of plain colour - white (2nd battalion), red (3rd), blue (4th) etc. For Waterloo, there is limited information as to what designs, if any, appeared on these flags (or 'fanions' as they are often referred to as), so I decided to include just the battalion and regimental numbers, and a fringe for the light infantry.

 

The Old Guard regiments of the 1st Grenadiers and Chasseurs certainly carried Eagles and tricolours, including the cavalry, but all other Guard infantry regiments at Waterloo appear only to have carried a variety of battalion flags/fanions. These include the 2nd, 3rd and 4th regiments of Grenadiers and Chasseurs, and also the 1st and 3rd Young Guard regiments of Tirailleurs and Voltiguers.

For the Waterloo campaign, there is scarce information on these Middle/Young Guard flags, only speculation based on designs from earlier campaigns. Also, with the disbandment, amalgamation and formation of new regiments in the Guard infantry, along with shortages of equipment, this leaves the matter somewhat open to speculation. I have therefore included a selection of designs and alternatives based on what is both known and inferred regarding the flags for these regiments and their constituent battalions. It is left open to your own good judgement and preference as to which designs you decide to select for your units.

 

Even though the Eagles and tricolours of French Light Cavalry Line regiments were not taken on campaign (Hussars, Lancers & Chasseurs), I have nevertheless included their flags in this set. While it is historically correct that these cavalry regiments did not carry their colours into battle, the regimental flag, however, remains one of those visual attractions of the tabletop regiment, and many people like to have flags for every unit. For this reason, I have included in this set all the French Light Cavalry tactical units at Waterloo (i.e. no Gendarmes!).

BRITISH & KING'S GERMAN LEGION - the British and KGL infantry battalions carried two colours each, the King's colour which was a union flag with the regimental badge in the centre, and the regimental colour, which was usually in the regiment's facing colour. Both flags are represented in this set for each regiment.

British Light infantry flags - because the work of light infantry involved skirmishing on the battlefield in loose order, defending a regimental flag was just not practical. The single British regiment formed specifically for skirmishing, the 95th Rifles, had no colours issued - and I expect few have attempted to create a flag for them either on the wargames table! However, regular infantry regiments who had been converted to Light infantry, still retained their colours and had the option to carry them on campaign. One regiment at least, the 28th Light infantry, is recorded as having done so at Waterloo. Flags for all British infantry regiments are therefore included, except for the 95th Rifles and the two King's German Legion Light battalions, who were also unlikely to have been issued with colours.

The British cavalry also carried two flags - a King's colour that was carried by the 1st squadron, and a regimental colour by the 2nd and 3rd squadrons. The King's colour was usually a square or swallow-tail crimson flag with a union wreath in the centre. The regimental colour, a swallow-tail guidon in the regiment's facing colour, with the regimental badge in the centre. The exception was that if the unit's facing colour was crimson, then the colour would be blue. This set includes two flags for every British regiment, representing the King's colour, plus a regimental guidon for the 2nd squadron.
 
The main question concerning flags for the cavalry is "Did their carry their colours when on campaign, as the infantry did?" Except for the Heavy cavalry, it would appear almost certainly not for Waterloo. However, we are in the business of creating miniature armies, often for the tabletop wargame, and for many a flag is an essential adornment. To that end, flags for all British cavalry regiments are included here.

HANOVERIAN -  The Hanoverian infantry may have carried just one flag, and I've seen no evidence to suggest they carried British ones. With the exception of the Landwehr battalions Gifhorn, Salzgitter and Osnabrück, that were present at Waterloo, and two others that were posted at Hal - Calenburg and Hoya - there are no other details of what flags were actually carried at Waterloo for Hanoverian units, other than suggestions from those of previous campaigns.


However, even when we analyse the known flag details of these five Hanoverian Landwehr battalions, they still do not present a consistent pattern that can be confidently replicated in order to reproduce flags for the regiments that we have no record of. So in the absence of fact, I have used a healthy dose of reasonable conjecture (such as using a town's coat of arms), to come up with a selection of designs for all the remaining Hanoverian units, plus a selection of generic ones to provide flexibility and choice. I hope you like them.

Hanoverian Light infantry - There  are some details of a flag belonging to the Hanoverian Feldjägerkorps, of which only two companies were present at Waterloo. For this reason, it remains possible that the other two Light Infantry regiments present - Grubenhagen and Lüneberg - had also been issued with flags, although it's unlikely they were carried on to the field. However, once again, I've decided to create flags for these units solely for the benefit of those who may wish to have them... Enjoy
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8. Why did you create this set of flags?

 

I'm personally building the armies of Waterloo in metal miniatures, and I wanted a flexible set of flags available to choose from, so I went ahead and created my own. I then wondered if other wargamers and collectors who had a similar goal, might also be interested in my set of flags, which prompted me to go ahead and create these sets. There is already a good choice of some very good flag products on the market.  I just personally found them either too expensive, or not offering the flexibility of choice that I wanted, or in some cases, even the correct shade of French blue for the Empire!

 

With the experience of having collected and painted the Waterloo armies in the popular 15 mm range of Minifigs, and now in 18 mm with AB Figures, I decided to make the flags suitable to fit either range. Also, with the growing popularity of 10 mm figures, I decided to expand the set to include this scale as well.

My miniature armies will also be fighting both brigade-level battles and battalion-level battles, and I wanted flags for all occasions, so that I could interchange between using my units as either a battalion or a brigade, as required. I knew I would not use all of the flags and recreate all the regiments and battalions, but I wanted the luxury to decide from a wide selection nonetheless, valuing the ability to adapt and change my mind, and have the means to do that easily within my available flag selection.

Whatever your own personal aims and ambitions are for building your own miniature Waterloo or Napoleonic armies, I truly hope this set of flags will fulfil a practical need for you, and will help bring that special peace, enjoyment and sense of fulfilment we all enjoy from this eclectic and absorbing interest we share.

​​Michael,

TBW

 

P.S. Will I be creating flag sets only for the Waterloo campaign, or for other campaigns too? It depends on the need, really. There are many good flag sets out there in the world already, so I will have to wait and see if my efforts are required. Feedback is therefore essential in order for me to decide, so please let me know what you think, and why!

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