Standards & Banners

Buddy you’re a young man hard man
Shoutin’ in the street gonna take on the world some day
You got blood on yo’ face
You big disgrace
Wavin’ your banner all over the place

From Queen’s We Will Rock You

My interests in AVBCW and BoB/RCW seem to have lead me down the path of fielding comparatively modern armies with anachronistic standards and banners.

Here’s some BoB Bolshevik standards – odd as I wasn’t really going to collect them, but then the Oooh, Shiney complex kicked in and the lead mist descended:

And the other sides of the banners – as you can see one has faded badly as I’d left her on the playroom windowsill for a few years and it’s south west facing…

All figures are Copplestone Castings.

And now some AVBCW stuff – BUF – including my Three Counties Legion one (Three Counties = Gloucester, Hereford & Worcestershire:

Figures from Musketeer and Empress Miniatures.

There’s not enough union flags being displayed IMHO in AVBCW games…
Malvern Hills Conservators & Abysinnians operating out of Malvern. Yes, Abysinnians ! See my AVBCW Malvern page.

NB: The two man stand (upper left) is holding a standard with the Malvern Town crest, and was a present to me from Tym – many thanks !

Miniatures by Musketeer and Empress Miniatures (Tym’s are Foundry Darkest Africa)

The AVBCW flags were created using images from the ‘net, printed out.

All the banners were then added to steel pins I got from Foundry, folded over and glued into place using my glue of choice, all purpose clear adehsive which takes a short while to set (shorter than PVA) and so keeps the moulded in wavy effect easier.

I then painted the edges of the flag – a very important tip !

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