I have been searching for a way to do banners for my units. As I have trouble sticking to one army and I really like to play different types of armies each time I cannot make permanent banners. So I needed some way to make bannerpoles, banners and something that would stay with the unit all through a game without ruining the base.
My solution is this:
These banners are made from something I found in a local hobby shop. The thing below were intended for small paper snowmen as glasses. Cheap as well 1£ gives me twelve poles.
They are metal and each provides two banner poles once they are cut in two.
With banners printed out and glued on they look like this:
And with the magnetic bases of all my units they will stick even when the unit is lifted from the table:
The whole thing is quick and easy, inexpensive and will allow me to have several sets of banners (e.g. for a House of York army or a French Ordonnance army) to switch between depending on what army I feel like playing. It will also allow me to have an army where the banners proudly display each unit and its origin - something I have missed in the past.
I might even find something appropriate to glue onto the top of each and paint the pole a more wood like colour with time :-).
A few pictures of the end result: