|Flags for the American War of Independence
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|Flags for the American War of Independence. Even though the American War of Independence is a relatively new period to the DMWS we have by now produced a number of flags for the regiments. All flags have been produced based on the flags available at Ian Croxalls Warfalg site and some of them are replicats of flags appearing on the Warflag site, only modified slightly. We have tried to make the british flags closely adhering to the Royal Warrant of 1768 (as desribed in Lawson's A History of the Uniforms of the Bristish Amry) but in some cases minor adjustments have been made. Most of the loyalist flags are speculative as well as a number of the patriot flags. Other patriot flags have been based on information from Richardsons' Standards and Colors of the American Revolution. As at Ian Croxalls site, these flags need to be scaled down before printing. For 15mm figures we use a scaling factor of 40 tp 45 percent.|
|Flags for the british forces||Printing the flags|
||Once a flag is downloaded you probably want to resize it in order for it to match your miniatures. As menioned above, these flags are based on flags from Ian Croxalls Warfalg site and therefore the same scaling of 40-45 percent applies for these flags as well for 15mm miniatures. Once you get the flag into your image software you have several options for scaling the file. Almost all programs have the option of resampling the image. By resampling the image you actually blur the image since indivdual pixels in the image will be assigned new values based (often) on the neighbouring pixels. In the illustration below you can see the effect of resampling an image. Even though the general patterns are still recognizable, manu details are smothered against the background. Rather than letting your software resample the image, many programs offers the option of changing the PRINT SIZE rather than the actual image size. This way you leave it up to the computer and your printer to do all the resizing that you want - and they do a much better job of it.|
|Flags for the german forces|
|Flags for the loyalist forces|
|Flags for the patriot forces||Suggested reading|
||Richardson, E.W. : Standards and Colors of the American Revolution. The University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution and Its Color Guard, 1982. Lawson, C.P.C.: A History of the Uniforms of the British Army, Vol III. Nicolas Vane publisher LTD. London. Unknown: Badges of H.M. Services. Published by W.M. Briggs & Co. LTD, Manchester, 1946. Foreword by Major T.J. Edwards|
 Guard units send to the colonies did not bring their colours with them
 The 2nd regiment did not go to the american colonies.
 This is a slightly older version of the regimental colours than what is described by the 1768 warrant.
 We have not been able to verify that this is indeed the colurs of the 84th, but it looks good.
 Speculativ design based on general patterns
 Purely imaginative design
 The flag for the Iroquise Nations is a reproduction of a contemporary flag