The practice of carrying regimental standards onto the battlefield came from the need for a rallying point for the brave boys of Britana. Soldiers needed to be able to determine easily the location of their unit amidst the smoke and dust of battle because the ability to keep its formation could be potentially critical to the regiment’s success. The banners they carried would be inscribed with the names of battles or other symbols representing former achievements and were treated as sacred items. The banners carried into battle today are aged badly and could easily be mistaken for simple rags; they are still highly magical items though and continue to play an important part in the success of the Britanan battle plan.
Alongside the Standard Bearer is the Colour Party Drummer, whose merry tapping accompanies the steady march of the Britanan Army to war. Mostly the drummer’s responsibility is to keep a consistent beat in accordance with the steps of the soldiers when on the march. In battle, their role is much less specific but they assist their commanding officers in various ways, often increasing the pace of the beat when required to force march the soldiers onwards into the fray
Pack contains 2 pewter miniatures. Miniatures require assembly and painting. Painting materials are not included. Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts and pointed components