"Fantastic product with excellent order of battle.
I have got to say this range of flags are not just beautiful
but informative, probably the best ACW flags on the market."
- Alisdair, Edinburgh, Scotland
If you don't need the complete set of flags and 'Orders of Battle', here's a 'Flags Only' sheet...
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & DETAILS ABOUT THE FLAGS
1. What flags are included in these sets?
This set comprises over 230 printed colour flags to represent generic Confederate regiments that fought at the Battle of Gettysburg, during July 1st - 3rd, 1863. These flags are designed for cutting-out and gluing to miniatures.
Flags for up to 64 infantry and 8 cavalry regiments are included. These will allow replication of any of the Confederate Infantry Corps, and a couple of brigades of cavalry from the battle (i.e. the biggest Confederate Corps was Ewell's 2nd, which had 61 infantry regiments.
Each regiment is presumed to be carrying TWO flags. The Confederate troops usually carried the 'Battle flag', along with the national 'Stars and Bars', or state flag. All of the major state flags are available to choose from:
In addition, there is a Headquarters flag for General Lee.
Infantry = 179
Cavalry = 54
Headquarters = 1
The Orders of Battle for infantry and cavalry regiments are presented on separate pages.
2. What size miniatures do the flags fit?
The flags have been sized for 15 mm metal miniatures, and were proportionately measured for the AB figures range.
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. What type of paper are the flags printed on?
The colour flags are laser printed onto 130gsm satin paper, which provides both endurance and flexibility, and gives a slight sheen.
5. How accurate are the flags historically?
The designs are based on examples of American Civil War flags in museums, and so are very accurate. The flag dimensions however, are NOT strictly to scale, but are proportioned for a better visual impact on miniatures. This usually means they are overall a bit larger than scale, the Confederate 'Battle Flag' being a good example of this.
6. HQ, Corps, Division & Brigade Flags
Unlike the Union Army at Gettysburg, the Confederate Army did not have a system of Headquarters flags until much later in the war, although generals usually had their own personal flags, such as General Lee's shown in this set.
7. Artillery Flags/Order of Battle
Battle Order information and flags for artillery units have not been included in this set because research indicates few collectors use them. Should this omission be a miscalculation, do let me know!
8. Flag Choices
As with my previous flag sets, my aim is to provide as much choice as possible for the collector and wargamer.
In the case of the Confederate regiments, in addition to the 'Battle Flag' which all regiments carried , you can also choose either the national 'Stars and Bars' flag, or a state colour to go with it such as Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia or whichever state your miniature regiment represents.
Some collectors like to add as much variety as possible amongst the flags for their American Civil War regiments, while others prefer a more ordered system. Others still go and research deeper to find out what different regiments actually carried in the field and what extra details appeared on individual regimental flags, the permutations of which were almost endless.
I trust and hope you will find these flags an inspiration and pleasure to work with. 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 armies, I hope these sets of flags will help bring that special peace, enjoyment and sense of fulfillment we all enjoy from this eclectic and absorbing interest we share.
15 mm Scale
A 9-page booklet including 3 pages of laser-colour flags, professionally printed on satin paper.
3 Pages of flags
Gettysburg Orders of Battle
Information, Notes & FAQ