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PM mangemani
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mangemani
14th Jun 2017 01:50:27

my first try to putting on those french flags ended in, well, a total failure, wasted 3 flags so far.

the thing is that they do not fit on the poles, the pole itself is to short and that big eagle decoration takes up so much space.

as i see it, at the moment, is to lose the eagle by cutting it of or to trim down the flag with a scissor, which i tried which ended up looking to thin.

how do you guys put on the napoleonic french flags? you must have encountered the same problem as i have i suspect.


PM mangemani
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mangemani
14th Jun 2017 02:01:35

to clearify, the pole section inbetween the bottom edge of the eagle and the top of the hat is to short, the height of the flag is greater and naturally dont fit.


PM njt236
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njt236
14th Jun 2017 02:42:00

Do not cut off the Eagle. This was the symbol of the Regiment much like the eagle was to the Roman legions. To lose an Eagle was a disgrace as was losing the standard to a British regiment or the loss of the guns to the artillery The flag was of secondary importance. In some cases they just carried the eagle without the flag.  


Through the travail of the ages Midst the pomp and toil of war Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star.
So as through a glass and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names but always me.
So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more.         

                G S Patton

PM mangemani
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mangemani
14th Jun 2017 03:00:07

i know, but what do i do then? i want the flag on.

 


PM mangemani
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mangemani
14th Jun 2017 03:02:44

it seems, when looking at the baccus pics, that they just put on the flag over the eagle, but i dont like the look of that. so i guess my only option is to cut the flag thiner? it dosent look good that either, looks more of a banner. so what do i do?


PM Whirlwind
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Whirlwind
15th Jun 2017 06:09:40

French flags were small:

The flag on the left is accurate to scale.  I can't remember if I ever used the flags from Baccus or not when doing my French, but I don't remember encountering this problem.

 Most wargamers use French flags rather bigger than the original.

Does that help any?


PM éric Galmel
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éric Galmel
15th Jun 2017 08:32:52

Hello!!
At the scale of the figures (1/300) the French flags should measure 2.66mm (or 3.33mm for 1815), or really small, so we cheat on the waist
2 possible solutions:
1st: download on the internet the model and modify its dimension according to the space available on the figurine
2nd: Cut the flagstick in the middle (between the hand and the eagle) and stick together with the flag you have, no matter its size, the eagle will be saved is the most important Am french in addition !!! ;-)

Personally, I make the first solution
good luck!!
eric


PM éric Galmel
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éric Galmel
15th Jun 2017 08:55:34

Exemple

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Éric


PM éric Galmel
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éric Galmel
15th Jun 2017 08:57:23

[Url = http: //www.photorapide.com/images.php? PhotoName = lu6f62.jpg & photoId = 1050538] [img] http://sm3.photorapide.com/membres/3981/photos/lu6f62.jpg [/ img] [/ Url]

http://www.photorapide.com/images.php?photoName=lu6f62.jpg&photoId=1050538


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