Wednesday, March 12, 2014

American Militia in the AWI

These American militia are an odd lot.  While my portion of the AWI Saratoga project began as a commitment to fielding the Germans, I picked up a number of British figures to fill out the OB.  In fact, I picked up a lot of British from Perry Miniatures and Wargames Foundry.  Some of these British figures I received when our British commander threw in the towel on the group project.  In part of the figure swap, I found these figures already primered.  How they got into the British lead pile, I don't know.  Nevertheless, I figured they could be pressed into service the next time we muster our 28mm AWI collections for battle.

I believe the figures to be Perry but I suppose they could be Foundry as well.  My bet is on Perry.  What I have is a four stand unit of 16 figures in various states of loading and preparing to fire.  I threw in a couple of regulars to the motley bunch.



Very nice models and gives me the itch to push AWI lead on the gaming table.

10 comments:

  1. They'd certainly serve at French and Indian Wars Militia too, I'd think. I especially like the figure in the "hunting shirt".

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  2. I love militia, and you did a great job with these guys!!
    All the best,
    Phil.

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  3. They look very nice and what a great period! Btw you are correct they are all Perry figures mostly their own brand, but some are the ones they did for Foundry.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks for the confirmation on the Perry figures.

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  4. Stunning work, Jonanthan! I really like the whites shirts and floppy hats on these guys - they have a unique look, particularly for AWI. Dean

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    1. Thanks, Dean! I like the undress or casual look as well.

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  5. Great citizen soldiers, Jonathan! My eyes were immediately drawn to the fellow in the buckskin jacket.

    Your lead mountain is so large that apparently you're left to ask "how did these fellows get in here?" That's great!

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    1. Thank you, Monty! Glad you like them. As for the lead pile, I do sometimes forget what I have.

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