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ProPanda

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Faction flags
« on: January 04, 2016, 03:02:11 AM »
I was just wondering how you guys are creating each faction's flag, as I can't personally find any images for the currently shown Shang and Zhou dynasties.

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Re: Faction flags
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2016, 12:28:14 PM »
As far as I'm aware, none of the dynasties or states had official flags or banners, so we have had to make up a suitable symbol for each. We didn't want to use Chinese characters for symbols, as they'd be hard for non Chinese speaking people to differentiate.

The Shang symbol is based on ceremonial axe heads found in the excavation of their capital at Anyang. Here's an example https://www.google.co.th/search?q=anyang+axe+image&biw=1662&bih=723&tbm=isch&imgil=hWZgHBKOXaqrXM%253A%253Bry4LDj7LvAMn6M%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.pinterest.com%25252Fpin%25252F565342559446244019%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=hWZgHBKOXaqrXM%253A%252Cry4LDj7LvAMn6M%252C_&usg=__d9czUX_LbebkesBeIGoJ57SLerg%3D&ved=0ahUKEwjpkO2rk5DKAhXMV44KHZRvDKMQyjcIMw&ei=mGSKVunkK8yvuQSU37GYCg#imgrc=C4-eFoY-mtGIdM%3A&usg=__d9czUX_LbebkesBeIGoJ57SLerg%3D

The Zhou symbol is inspired by Zhou being represented by twin stars in the Chinese Twelve States constellation.
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