Someone on here's bound to know more about this than I do!
I'm building up small forces for both sides of the WotR and I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me a little bit of help regarding the distribution of banners throughout the armies. Would it be correct to give each "unit" (in my case three 40 x 40mm bases with four figures on each - I said this was small! ) a banner? I'm presuming that they'd all need something to reform under if they got split up and also to signal their allegiance the battlefield but I'm quite often wrong about these things! My plan is to give each unit a subtle variation on the livery badges and colours on their banners but if that's not the way to be going about things then I'll happily change things.
Most Rose war armies are formed by units from contractors. And from militias. All had a banner. A 1 in 12 ratio in a gaming army looks great. But the contractors supplied units of very different sizes.
There is a usefull 3 volume series by Thomas Coveney "Heraldic banners of the Wars of the Roses. Freezywater Publications 1996 It shows the banners of all the main nobles etc. associated with the war. Organised by counties. Including short biographies.