If you have been following my blog over the past three months you will be aware that I have been attempting to paint up a large Saracen army for my Crusade games (The Crusaders will follow).
When I think of Saracen armies I think of flags, banners pennants etc fluttering in the desert winds. I wanted lots of flags for my army. If for no reason that it will bring the force to life.
I quick realised that sourcing all my flags and banners commercially was going to leave me out of pocket rather rapidly so I decided to make some of my own.
This proved to be very easy.
I googled Arabic calligraphy and Arabic/Islamic designs in images and was presented with a raft of wonderful pictures. Now I have no idea what many of these things say but they look the part.
An hour later I have two pages of over 20 designs. These were copied and flipped to create both sides of the flag.
By reducing and enlarging the size of each image I can create the right size banner for my forces.
If anybody wants a pdf of these images just drop me a line.
Ill probably do another couple of pages by the time that I am finished
The flags will then be printed onto normal paper, cut out and glued onto those bare flagpoles. Whilst the PVA is drying twist and curl the flag to create movement in the material.
PS: Please do NOT ask me what the Arabic words are...
More on this soon...