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July 7th, 2022

THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO ONLINE BOOKSHOP IS NOW OPEN!

I'm pleased to announce something I've wanted to do for a while now, which is to create an online bookshop that brings together books that specialize in Waterloo, all under one roof. I'm using the brilliant online platform of Bookshop.org, because it allows you to support your local bookshop (unlike Amazon, which happily destroys them). Go to "The Battle of Waterloo Online Bookshop" 

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July 3rd, 2022

TBW01/02: NEW, REVISED SET OF FRENCH 15/18MM and 10MMFLAGS!

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Here are a few examples from the NEW French flag set, which has been entirely re-done!

 

​Line/Light Infantry, regimental tricolour:

 

 

 

 

 

​Line infantry, 2nd Battalion flag:

 

 

 

 

 

Young Guard, 1st Voltiguers, 2nd battalion flag:

Featured in the new set are TWO versions of infantry battalion flags for both the Imperial Guard and Line regiments. For the Line, a regulation plain colour flag has been created, and also an additional flag that includes regimental and battalion numerals, with either an "N" or a bugle symbol, to signify a Line or Light infantry regiment.

For the Guard, I have not created plain flags, but have offered instead two versions based on the regulation battalion colours, which are tricolours for the Old Guard, blue flags for the Middle Guard, and for the Young Guard, white for Tirailleurs and red for Voltiguers.

One set is a generic flag, based on known symbols of grenades, bugles, eagles, and the N wreath that was often used. The second set features regimental and battalion numerals, as I've done with the Line regiments. All based purely on conjecture and extrapolation of course, but I think they work rather well - I hope you do too!

My reasoning here is simply to offer choice and flexibility for collectors and wargamers alike, some of whom prefer to keep to what little detail is known historically, while others prefer more detail on their flags to individualize their units.

Why did I redo them? Well, it's down to the curse of the creator! Over time, one tends to get slightly better at what you do, and when you see improvements that you can make, it's very difficult to ignore!

At least I can take this progress into the Prussian/Brunswick/Nassau/Netherlands Set coming next in the Autumn, so they should be good. My eyes need a long rest first, though :) ...

Michael

TBW

Link to new French Flags

01. 54TH LINE W.jpg
93. 1ST LINE 2 BT.jpg
138. 1ST VOLTIGUERS 2 BATT-W.jpg
TBW-logo-v2.jpg
 

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