Tuesday, April 8, 2014
My next unit is another militia unit and since I really like the southern battles one can never have too few of these. The Orange County Militia (NC) is from the roster of Guilford's Courthouse serving under Butler's brigade. Information is pretty scarce on them which is the case with most militia units for this period as they tended to just gather for local defences and were not organized like the state or Continental army which contained slightly better records. Also, it didn't help that some records of them were burned in a fire. If you find something I encourage you to please leave a little bit of your knowledge which I would appreciate. Suffice to say they had great trouble standing up to British regulars(not surprising), but could hold their own against loyalist militias and if used properly could be quite effective.
I personally really enjoy painting militia as you have a lot of latitude to do as you please and let your imagination roam, plus your painting palette really gets a chance to breath. I tried to give them a look of a few returning regulars or ex-military mixed in with the civilian locals. The figures are Perry and Foundry and the lovely flag is from GMB designs.
I'm not sure what I'll do next, but rest assured I will be doing more AWI at some point and those new Perry Continentals have all kinds of possibilities that I can't wait to try out!
Thanks for viewing!:-)
Miniature Company-Perry, Foundry