Then there was also the fantastically presented Beneath the Lily Banners by The League of Augsburg which also went a long way to sway my feeble & easily influenced mind. All those beautiful figures and colourful flags. What more can a wargamer ask for?
So, I've been hitting up Ebor Miniatures pretty hard for their excellent value, regimental deals. Lovely figures and I can't wait to get stuck into them in the new year. I've also collected some Front Rank to supplement the Ebor chaps. And, being a bit of a Francophile, I decided to go with a French army but I can see that I'll, more than likely, move onto other nations some time in the future.
Actually getting prepared for a project is something new for me, as I usually just go full-steam-ahead on whatever comes along. I'll be interested to see how I go with a bit more structure and pre-planning.
I've also decided to collect my troops in line with the Battle of Blenheim as there seems to be a goodly amount of information available on uniforms & organisation as well as there being a fair few nations/armies involved.
Anyway, because I have to do "something", and I'm being very patient with my desire to drop everything else and immediately start painting figures, I decided to start doing flags. So, I created a nice big photoshop working file that I can chop and change to create all the flags I'll ever need (I hope). I can see that some of these are going to be a challenge (the Dauphin's flag for instance) but I'll tackle them as I need them.
Here are some that I've done so far. These are low quality jpegs and I don't know if they're any good for printing. I save them as full sized pdfs for printing. If you want them, leave a comment and I'll send them on to you.
This is what I'm going to start with when the painting begins.
Apart from the colourful flags, there is a suburb close to me named Montmorency (where I use to live many years ago).
This one is one of the first pages I made before I decided to organise them into brigades.