Japanese Samurai 16th - 17th century
Banners and Gunner's Shield Decorations for
Wooden shield with the mark of Shogun Tokugawa.
from left to right:
B Back-flags ( Sticker on the sheet fits exactly on the Back banners in zve8017),
C Company Flag small (Sticker on the sheet fits exactly on the Flag of the flagbearer in zve8017),
D: Personal-standard: For the Standard and big Company-standard on the Samurai-Flagsheets you have to add a vertical flagpole yourself. Plan: see further. For the vertical flagpole you can use the MW-01 Miniatuurwereld.com "Plastic pins for lances and spears 1:72".
Flagbearer are always Ashigaru (simple footsoldiers) with their typical roundhat, so the flagbearer with the Companyflag is therefore shown correctly.
Above: the Back-flags of the Samurai were typical for Japan. You should think that the flags would hinder the warriors, but they played no role.The flags were important for identification of the harnassed and therefore unrecognizable warriors. Shields with heraldic weaponry on it, like the European knights had , were unknown to the Samurai.
Sticking the ROFURflag-sheet to the figure is very simple: The sticker sicks very well to the plastic and while stcking, you can still ajust it a little, till it is on the right spot.
When you think that the back-flag is too thick, you can cut it off and simply stick the front and backside of the flag to the flagpole.
Left a Company flag ("Nobori"), carried in large numbers
by the japanese armies in 16. and 17 Century.
the Gunners shields, behind which the Arquebusiers would find shelter.