I'm not yet brave enough to try a hand-painted flag, so I cut the staff from the right arm piece, just above the hand. After a second look, I also removed the remainder of the staff that I had left above the hand. It would be a lot easier to mount a new staff to the hand, rather than attempt to line up the two sections:
Looks reasonably straight!
And, the finished (but unpainted) product:
A little bit of decoration for the top finishes it off.
Now, for some flags. I think that I will try to talk Feawin into helping me out with that, as she is much better with computer graphics than I am. The base colors will be those of Nordland - blue and yellow. I think that the flags for the core units, spearmen and swordsmen, should be a bit plain, with the veteran troops, like the Greatswords, adding some more detail. The Army standards will need to be large and dramatic, as befitting an Army of the Empire.