After a lot of going backwards and forwards in my head over what to do about the banner for this unit I decided to go 'old school' and paint up my own. It's been years since I have done this for a couple of reasons one which ought to be obvious; transfers save a hell of a lot of time. The other being I couldn't find a suitable transfer/flag sheet that was very representative of 6 CE Eastern Romans. Many of the depictions of the various saints etc on these transfers were clearly from a later era thus they would look out of place on a unit on the cusp of the genesis of the Eastern Roman Empire beginning to reassert themselves by making their presence felt in Western Europe, particularly in north Africa and Italy.
It has been such a long time since I painted up a banner from scratch I have to admit to a little trepidation. I think that the result has come out quite well. If I were to go back and do another version I would have made the border of of the banner a little more complex, perhaps incorporating a number of Chi Rho symbols etc.
Over all though, I'm quite happy with it. The last two ranks of the unit are now complete but after being left for the acrylic to to thoroughly dry and being given a coat of gloss I'm going to take the advice of Redzed and leave the models for a day or two longer before matting down.