Monday, 23 March 2015
Swiss Halberdiers 1 and Saubanner
The first two ranks of Swiss halberdiers completed, when all are finished it will be 32 strong, which seems about right to represent the Nachhut. They are the usual mix of Perry and foundry figures with a sprinkling of head swaps! I am going to use the Swiss national flag in the pointed Fahnlein type. I can see no other alternative as this group would be made up of contingents from all cantons so a single canton flag seems inappropriate.
This is an actual banner in Zug museum and was apparently used as a banner in 1477 shortly after the Burgundian wars by a group of swiss from zug and other cantons who broke out into a somewhat riotous campaign demanding there share of the loot gained from the Burgundian wars.