This is a continuation on my original 'ible, "Make a Shogi Set in about an hour using recycled materials," only, in this instructable, I will detail how I made the decorative flags that go in the back of the cardboard pieces, just to make the different armies stand out.

Step 1: Materials

You will need:
-Markers (2 will be fine. Sharpie is suggested.)
-tape (I suggest painter's tape, since marker doesn't wipe off of it. Will be used to put the flags on the posts.)
-index cards (used to make the flags)
-20 small paperclips (To make flag posts)

Step 2: Step 1: Flag Posts

straighten out the paperclips, and then break them in half using pliers (Grip one part with pliers and just wiggle the other side till it breaks.

Step 3: Step 2: Cut Out Flags

Cut out the flags to the size you want and cut out the edges (semicircles at back of flag. Picture 2)

Step 4: Step 3: Color in Flag

Color the flag in with the desireed color (in this case black)

Step 5: Step 4: Tape Flag to Post and Color Over Tape

take 2 strips of tape and tape the flag on the post (Picture 1) and then color over the tape (picture 2)

Step 6: Step 5: Bend Bottom of Post and Add to the Game Piece

using your pliers, bend the bottom of the flag post to make a "L" shape. Then, Take a bit of tape and tape the flag into the back of your game piece.

Step 7: Play!

You're done! (Or at least partway..) Hope you enjoyed the instructable and hope it helped!
As good as this is written and design, I will have to say I am against it, except for the king piece - because not only can you use captured shogi piece as your own, but you can flip it aroudn to &quot;promote&quot; the piece. Therefore, these flag will hinder the game.<br><br>That beign said, if somehow you are playing the ruleset with no reuse of capture piece and no promotion, this is a good instructable.
I actually have the flags only taped on, that way you can remove the flags and flip the pieces over. I also figured you could make a separate set for the captured pieces, to represent a &quot;mercenary&quot; army. I personally use only red and black, leaving captured pieces without flags.
on the last step, you could also tape the &quot;L&quot; portion to the top of the piece, as long as you can still read the pieces..

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