So unfortunately, the real Ebenezer Cox (who was the father of four young children at the time) had didn't live beyond the battle's opening stages. However, he is listed as the vanguard's commanding officer in the "British Grenadier!" Oriskany scenario and so I wanted to have a figure to represent him (and act as another militia commander more generally). This is another Galloping Major sculpt, from the "Anglo-American Militia Command" pack in their F&IW range. The look and pose of this figure is perfect, I think - running for cover just after the ambush has been sprung. Also, unlike a lot of command figures who just stand around, this chap is actually shouting orders. I suppose militia commanders should be mounted, but to be honest I think they look better on foot - I expect they jumped off their horses pretty quickly at Oriskany.
1 figure. Painted December 2016.