Re: [fh] nac vexilliology was Re: Awards and Anthems(and nowsomebackground) [OT] [HIST]
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 08:16:47 -0600
Subject: Re: [fh] nac vexilliology was Re: Awards and Anthems(and nowsomebackground) [OT] [HIST]
No way! A heraldic wyvern has only two feet, a dragon has four - and the
red dragon of Wales most certainly has four feet on all Welsh flags I've
Right-o. I have one on my chest even as I type this. (T-shirt, not
There's one on the cap insignia of the Welsh Borderers. A re-enactor
to tell me it was a griffon. 'Look, this is a muzzle, not a beak. This
chest is covered in scale bands, not feathers...' 'But the book sez...'
Basic read, don't think.
> I suggest a blue field. The crown, leopards, harp, eagle, fleur de
> globe, and anchor should be gold. The unicorn and broad arrow should
> white. The wyvern, hand, and leaf should be red, which is not in
> accordance with the rules of heraldry if displayed on a blue field.
The Welsh national arms is unheraldic already - per fess argent and
a dragon gules (don't remember the correct term for the dragon's pose);
the dragon is placed squarely over the division, so half of it is on the
Isn't the phrase 'en passant'? Standing on three legs, one raised. I'm
up on heraldic forms; had no idea the colors were a problem. However, I
seem to recall the term a surprise, as I'd seen it in chess.
I'm still nerved about trying to do small details on ships, but an 'y
goch' would probably be unavoidable. ESU was always a temporary fleet
I got my NAC going. This has definitely got me excited again. And, maybe
the words 'Cymru am beth' scrawled on a smaller ship.
KR? I think I'm going to need a carrier... ;->=
Oh, I have some old Gren K-force women-in-power-armor, painted green.
shoulders have what appear to be lions, but I had them painted red with
wings, and I call the insignias dragons. Still no telling whether
play non-standard 40K or SGII first.