Wednesday, June 6, 2012

ECW Flag: Macpherson of Cluny Badenoch Forces

I love the spectacle of the flags carried by the various English Civil War forces. The many different colors, designs, slogans and iconography makes for a splendid battlefield and gaming table. In addition, the flags of the time had significant meaning to the regiments and were protected at all costs.

This is my first attempt at creating a flag to be used with my first ECW regiment - the Badenoch forces under Montrose that were led by Ewen Macpherson of Cluny. These forces were present at the Battle of Tippermuir and the Battle of Aberdeen.

There is no historical record of the banners that may have been proudly carried for Macpherson and his forces (at least that I have been able to locate), and so I have taken some liberty in designing a flag for wargaming that may be suitable. The flag is based on the Macpherson of Cluny coat of arms. The file was created using Adobe Photoshop at a suitable resolution for printing (300 ppi) and when printed each flag measures approximately 40mm x 40mm.

Please, if you like this flag, feel free to download the large version and use it in your own ECW royalist highland levies.

Macpherson of Cluny ECW flag. Click for printable version.

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful flag, I really need to invest in Photoshop or something like it, MS Paint just doesn't cut it!