Friday, 20 August 2010

Downloadable Napoleonic flag review

Hi Guys, This is a review of the downloadable Napoleonic flags from, I can be a bit of a cheap skate at times and would rather spend money on figures then flags so I tried these flags out and downloadable flags are perfect for me.
Warflag has a good range of historical flags, I will only concentrate on the Napoleonic ones here, Warflag actually has 2 sets of Napoleonic flags at its site, its own created by Ian Croxall and Napflags created by Alan Pendlebury, they both need to be reduced in size for 15mm before printing, both have a good range of nationalities and units, the site has given permission to download the flags for personal use only.
This site is excellent, the Warflag flags are more detailed and artistic then the Napflag version and would be better for 28mm armies, however I think this is a draw back for 15mm. The plainer Napflags reduce better to 15mm, they were fairly easy to reduce and print, there are instructions for this at the site.
It is possible to print these flags and use them as they are however I felt there was a little bit of blurring of colours and some detail was lost in the reduction, so I used mine as templates and re painted the colours and details, I am very happy with the results, I highly recommend the site for your historical war gamming flag needs. A note about the printer, to be honest these were printed out by my wife at her work, on a pretty good colour printer, but I don't know the brand, obviously the quality of the final product will depend on the printer used.
These are 2 Napflag flags on my British Regt.

Warflags: a mixture of nations

Warflag: French 1804 pattern, these are nice.

Warflag: French 1812 pattern, again very nice.

This has both Warflag and Napflag British, top left Napflag, top/bottom right Warflag, the Napflags are less blurred and crisper at 15mm but at 28mm Warflags look great. the Italians are Warflag.

These are Warflag, all the extra colour variation makes them look messy at 15mm.

These are Naplags Bavarians, some funny things happed with the Bavarian flags in the reduction/printing process, resulting in the darker lines, not sure what happened, it may have been the printer or the reduction, it maybe easier to buy Bavarian flags then to fix these, I will try to repaint them first though. the flags on the right with the larger lozenge aren't to bad, the smaller lozenges on the left though don't look very good, Warflags do not have a version of Bavarians.

Same flags.

These are Napflag British flags and they are pretty good.

A closer picture.


  1. I use their flags on my 25/28mm Naps and agree they're very good. Resize them in a paint programme, print them out on photo quality paper, spray with varnish and bingo.

    Much cheaper then buying flags I think and much the same quality.