Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Flags for Mongooses?

I finally came up with a flag design for the native Djalhian troops seen in http://soweiterleague.blogspot.com/2010/10/more-colonials.html
I don't have any references of what Indian flags of the 18th and 19th centuries look like so this is all from imagination and open to revision if anyone has any good suggestions (with pictorial examples, if possible). The unit is known as the Djalhi Mongoose Regiment to westerners, and is commanded by one Captain R.T. Tavi.


Jim Wright said...

Dear Mr. Fitz-Badger,

Poking around I found the entire pre-published set of Jimland files are still available at:


You might want to download the files if you haven't already. Use the v17 rules.

Didn't mean to highjack your colonial thread, no email address for you, so I use your blog comments.



Bluebear Jeff said...

Aha! So Rikki-Tikki made Captain, did he?

Well deserved, I say . . . and I like the flag too.

-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

A really pleasant and 'likely' flag as it is.

Michael Mathews said...

The Mongoose is a fierce and brave fighter. Seems like an excellent choice to me.

David said...

There's not a great deal on traditional Indian flags on the 'Net, I think, but here on Wikimedia there are some: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Flags_of_Maratha_Confederacy plus: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Flags_of_Mewar and mostly from the Raj but containing traditional types and elements: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Flags_of_Indian_Princely_States There's quite a good page on traditional Sri Lankan flags here: http://www.karava.org/karava_flags

Hope that's helpful!