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"I have to say your flags are very good.

And your idea of putting together a package offering

all the flags for a specific battle is great."

- Nigel, Norwich, UK

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & DETAILS ABOUT THE FLAGS

 1. What flags are included in this set?

  • 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?

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

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. 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,