"These are just wonderful quality,
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- Dennis, Broadstairs, UK
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & DETAILS ABOUT THE FLAGS
1. What flags are included in these sets?
The individual paper flags are designed to be cut-out and glued to metal or plastic miniatures.
This set includes 150+ miniature flags featuring the armies that fought at the Battle of Waterloo.
The flags are laid out in the battle order of the day, along with the named commanding officers of corps, division and brigade from all nations.
Only regiments that were present on the battlefield on the 18th June are included. For example, the flag of the 1st Battalion of the 1st Foot Chasseurs of the Old Guard, who were guarding the Emperor's treasure at Le Caillou, is excluded, as well as Grouchy's forces at Wavre.
2. What size miniatures do the flags fit?
10 mm scale metal miniatures - these flags have been physically measured to fit the 10 mm range of "Pendraken".
3. How should I fix the flag to the miniature flag pole?
The best glue to use is one that doesn't dry too quickly so that you can manipulate the flag into its final position before it dries. This will 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 artistic depictions of "folds and creases", but physically bending the flags will definitely increase the realistic effect, as veteran modellers will know!
4. 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 individual sheets from the set as well (see order section).
5. How accurate are the flags historically?
The Army of the Netherlands did not carry any official flags at Waterloo, so, what to do? Many collectors and wargamers, re-creating Waterloo, want ALL of their miniature regiments adorned with flags ... so this set of flags aims out to satisfy that requirement.
Historically, what flags could the Dutch-Belgians have realistically used? Infantry regiments appeared to have carried at least one battalion flag for unit organization purposes, as they also did fanions for their companies. The Prince of Orange, during 'The Battle of Quatre Bras', is recorded as having been rescued by a Dutch battalion, after which he is said to have affixed a jewel to their colours - which would affirm that they at least carried flags.
According to a painting of the same battle, the 5th Dutch Militia are depicted carrying an orange flag. In another painting, the Prince of Orange is leading a Dutch regiment carrying a fanion, also orange. I would therefore surmise, that with only a short time available to come up with a flag design for the Waterloo campaign, colonels of regiments may therefore have simply adopted the colour orange for their battalion flags, maybe adding some unit details and adornments.
In this set, you will find that you can choose to present all of your Netherlands regiments with either orange flags, or the white/yellow/orange ones purported to have existed, although which may have actually been issued in 1820. I've also included a variety of Light Infantry alternatives based on the historical flags known, and flags with regimental numbered designations, if desired.
Brunswick and Nassau Line infantry flags are based on historical examples. In addition, I have also created some original designs for the Brunswick Light battalions, who did not carry colours into the field, for those who may wish to use them.
6. Why did you create these sets 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 started to create my own. I later wondered if other wargamers and collectors who had a similar goal, might also be interested in my designs, 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 both the popular 15 mm range of Minifigs, and also 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 scale figures, I decided to expand the set to include this scale as well.
My miniature armies will also be fighting both brigade 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 brigade, as required. I knew that I would never use ALL of the flags I recreated for all the regiments and battalions, but I still wanted the luxury to decide from a wide selection nonetheless, allowing me the flexibility to adapt and change my mind as and when!
This flag range is primarily designed to give you flexibility and an abundance of choice, without breaking the bank!
Whatever your own personal aims and ambitions are for building your own miniature Waterloo or Napoleonic armies, I truly hope these sets of flags will fulfill a practical need for you, and will help bring that special peace, enjoyment and sense of fulfillment we all enjoy from this eclectic and absorbing interest we share.
P.S. My original intention was to focus only on the Battle of Waterloo, as it's my special interest. However, some good folk have asked me about creating other ranges. My feeling is that 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!
TBW The Battle of Waterloo
Based in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England
Dutch-Belgian, Nassau & Brunswick Regiments
10 mm Scale
An 8-page booklet of laser-colour flags, professionally printed onto satin paper.
5 pages of flags
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