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Your tabletop is ready, with well constructed terrain, nice looking fences, and nicely painted buildings. You deploy your miniature armies – correct in their paint schemes and colors, and with a paint quality that looks good from two feet away or closer. Everything looks good, and you are ready to impress your fellow gamers, except for those scraggly excuses for flags that you tried copying off some generic Internet image, or those metal flags you so badly painted. You need new flags – good looking flags – that will match the quality of your troops and terrain.
The Old Gunny, Tim Harrop of Gaithersburg, Maryland, has such flags for your consideration, taken directly from the Civil War collections of several leading museums. And, to sweeten the pot, Tim will donate a percentage of his gross sales directly to Civil War and historical flag preservation. Now, that’s a deal worth a hard look!
The Old Gunny’s Flags submitted some 25mm flags for review, but Tim also makes them in other scales from 10mm to 54mm. He has access to the extensive flag collections of the states of Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Museum of the Confederacy, and has taken great pains to accurately replicate these flags’ ACW appearance in miniature. Plans are to add the flags of North Carolina units next, with others in the future as museum directors allow access.
The flags are printed on a high resolution color laser printer and are quite detailed. For 25mm, they range from .35 to .70 cents U.S. for each flag ordered; for 15mm, this drops to .25 to .50. Other sizes available are 54mm, 40mm, 30/28mm, 20mm, and 10mm, with a sliding scale for pricing.
Since they are based directly from extensive observations of the actual flags in the collections of leading museums, they are perhaps the most accurately depicted miniature Civil War flags available on the market. Printed on high quality paper, they come ready to be cut out and glued into place around the flagstaffs. Each flag also comes with a short history and an acknowledgement of where the original flag is now located.
The Old Gunny’s Flags can be reached at 107 Woodland Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20877, or at Gysgt0848@aol.com. Tim will gladly send you a full catalogue of what he currently has available for sale.