Unfortunately i cannot edit my earlier post so i have to post it again.
Paul, you said before that you wanted to have the mercenary banners to look more different from the noble banners. So the first thing that comes to my mind is: Are those mercs artists? Do they waste there hard earned money on artists to make them a professional banner? (with professional i mean cleanly sewn and very detailed motives)
I would think no, they would improvise something. Take an okayish looking piece of cloth handpaint something on it with whatever color you can find and mount is on a stick or cross. And then if your merc likes it very fancy decorate it with a small trophy you made on your adventures. This is how i came to my standard. I love what you did already but it would be even more awesome if i could get this as well :)
"I am a Paladin!"
>OMG, Malthus, there are no damn paladins in Battle Brothers...<
"OK, OK! Then I´m a wrecked down minstrel drunkard pretending to be a paladin, singing so wrong in the midst of battle that even the undead run in fear... Better?!"