I am up to 22 character sketches, a little shy of 20% done. For the flags, I can't look at those dolphins any more. I have now blown them up a few 100 times, greyed them out and I am slowly tracing them out with finer lines.
In the meantime, to cleanse my palate, I thought I would try something easier: The Duché de Marignac.
Maroon and grey/silver is the theme here, and this will play out in the Duchy's uniforms and standards as well. In fact, since the Duke fields only a tiny army, with two regiments of foot and one of horse, I can clear the standards in pretty short order.
First, the guidon of the Régiment des Dragons du Confluent (maroon coats, powder blue facings):
Next, the Régiment des Fusiliers des Trois-Villes (maroon coats, grey facings):
And the Régiment des Fusiliers des Saints (maroon coats, salmon-pink facings):
Finally, there is also the small Compagnie des Artilleurs du Duc:
To me, the regimental standards of Marignac have a slightly archaic look, perhaps more 17th century than 18th. But that's okay, a little archaism doesn't hurt. Maybe I should go whole hog with the archaic theme and use outmoded GNW figures for the Duché de Marignac. Any thoughts?