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What's the Right Flag for my Regiment?
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Old 18 Jul 2008, 04:50   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's the Right Flag for my Regiment?

I'm in a sort of bind.

I've just purchased 12 Valhallans online... two consist a missile launcher team, ones a sergeant, nine have lasguns.

Now, seeing as this sergeant http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat1110133&prodId=prod1130 434&rootCatGameStyle=wh40k
just so happens to be the second I own, I've decided to go ahead and make him my new standard bearer.

My previous looked terrible, the flag was completely horizontal, I'm not really comfortable discussing

Anyways, I've drilled a hole right through the arm holding the chainsword, and through this hole I've inserted the appropriate steel wire.

Said wire, to his scale about 9 feet (3 m) holds a greenstuff flag of dimensions (in his scale) about 3x4 feet (1 m X 1.3 m)

It came out pretty nicely, two rope tassels hang down, a few holes and rips, and a lovely fold from the wind.

However, now that you've read all that, you've realized I didn't mention what the flag will look like finished.

Thats because, frankly, you have a better idea of that than me.

So help me paint a cool flag by commenting and suggesting different flags for my standard bearer.

Background on my reg:
Valhallans who settled ice world of Minsk, now known as the Minsk regiments (Valhallan 72nd Heavy Infantry was the original regiment, grew into a whole planet, now Minsk 1st Infantry, etc.)

Color scheme is grey greatcoats, red cuffs and detail, wood grain lasguns, light brown bagging and fur. http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a99...v/DSCF0113.jpg

I use the Confederate Battle Flag heavily in my army which also consists of Cadians just because of my shallow pockets, but they will not be in my final showcase-style army of Valhallan models and snow camo tanks.

I'd prefer something simple, no words or numbers, just basic.

I have these ideas to give you, wondering if you had comments or ideas of your own:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:C...-21.5.1861.svg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:C...Mar_4_1865.svg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Alabama.svg

That about covers it. Thanks!

Stankov
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Old 18 Jul 2008, 07:16   #2 (permalink)
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I'd simply go with either St. Andrew's Cross or St. George's. That's simple and striking.
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Old 18 Jul 2008, 21:08   #3 (permalink)
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I like the CSA flag, it contains most of russias colors and such plus it looks the most extravagant.
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Old 18 Jul 2008, 22:29   #4 (permalink)
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well if your going for something like that, i would make it even simpler, go for the flag of texas or something. the alabama flag is too white, while i'd say the the two confederate ones would be harder to paint
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Old 19 Jul 2008, 03:50   #5 (permalink)
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march 10k: Well, the Saint Andrews, if you mean Scotlands saltire style banner, doesn't contain red. To me, red is a very militaristic color; it speaks of martial pride, sacrifice, and an eagerness to shed blood in the name of ones cause.
Blue just doesn't have that effect on me, and whilst it's an excellent flag for my needs, the lack of red and abundance of blue just doesn't really cut it for me.

Saint Georges, on the other hand, is very close to what I am looking for. Its simple, but its got enough red in there to speak to my specific needs. I think I may be leaning towards something with more of a militaristic background, though. The CSA in its very nature was born, bred, and killed in the bloodiest American conflict to date. So I think Alabama (Simply a crooked Saint Georges) or the Final CSA flag would suit my needs a bit better, though thanks very much for your suggestions.

Rambo: I got a laugh from your avatar after I read your post. I too am very inclined to go with the CSA flag, as you said Valhallans are modeled towards the Russian/Soviet idea, so it works in that respect. Also, its a very cool and well thought design, as you said extravagent enough to look genuine, and simple enough to paint.
Thanks for your input!

Majonga: I'm afraid the Alabama will come out far too white, as you said. The last thing I want is a mistake for a surrender flag. However, I've managed many times to paint many versions of Confederate, Soviet, and even German banners with little difficulty. They're certainly not somehting to write home about, but I feel as though if I spend the time, it looks good enough, you know?

At this point, I'm definately leaning towards the First and Last CSA flags.

Though, I've just realised, why not just go for the CSA battle flag? I've done it a thousand times before, I can do it with my eyes closed, why not?

Thoughts?
Thanks everyone!
I'll be sure to post the model when its done so you all can see.

Stankov
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