Sunday, 20 September 2015

American Militia (10)


This afternoon I finally took decent (by my standards) photos of all the AWI units that have been hanging around waiting to be photographed.  This is the most orphaned of my hitherto un-photographed regiments.  It's the last unit of American militia which I painted at the end of 2013/early 2014.  I can remember painting it and I really can't believe almost 2 years have elapsed since.  My intention at this time was to use up all my remaining militia-ish figures I had, which I have now by-and-large achieved.  Being the last unit to be painted, this is a real mish-mash of Foundry and Perry figures, with a Eureka "ragged Continental" and one Conquest Miniatures F&IW settler.  Whilst it's labelled as "militia", it could do as a ragged early war Continental or state regiment.  With this unit I'm now pretty much done with militia.

What does "pretty much done" mean?  Well, I have a dozen militia units, of between 16 and 24 figures, and that will do for most scenarios.  I have written before about how I think the scenarios divide more into "cold" and "warm" weather militia units rather than "northern" and "southern" ones (Guilford Courthouse, for example, was fought on a cold and damp day), but with some allowances I reckon I have enough militia now.  These chaps are probably more in the "cold" camp, or at least not "height of summer", dress, although there are some hunting shirt types.  In the rear rank is a Conquest Miniatures settler figure - thinner and smaller than the Perry sculpted figures, he makes a very good "teenager". As I said above, the purpose of this unit was to use up various leftover figures, so it's a bit of a "swings both ways" unit.  I also expect I will combine stands from it with other units to make larger regiments for those 1:10 games that the more recent "British Grenadier!" scenario books tend to feature.    

24 figures.  Painted December 2013-February 2014. Flag by GMB.

 
 

 
 

8 comments:

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

You can never have enough militia! I like the chap with the 5-o'clock shadow and the lining on the belts and straps on these. Well done.

DeanM said...

Superbly painted militia - they are harder to paint then uniformed troops, IMO - and you've done spectacular work here.

Michael Awdry said...

I love the variety that you have managed to cram into these units, cracking work Giles.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

As always very lovely work Giles! One can never have enough militia.:-)

Christopher

Simon Jones said...

I really, really like these Giles. The unit has a fantastic look to it.
Regards Simon

Stefan (aka. Monty) said...

Wonderful work, Giles.

David said...

Great work as ever Giles! The mix of figures gives the Militia more character I think.

Ken Reilly said...

Another cracking unit to add to your collection. I really think the mix of figure manufacturers add to the militia feel of the unit.