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nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Apr 2018 12:33 a.m. PST

Here is the second unit of my Virginia troop. These are Triplett's VA Militia Battalion.
Made up of many ex-Continentals, the VA Militia was steadfast,
unlike most ordinary militia. The Virginians followed Morgan
because he was one of them and they trusted him. Morgan thought so highly of the Virginian Militia, that he placed them with the VA Continentals on the main line at Cowpens.

Figures are KMM, painted by Aaron of Pennsyltucky. As suggested by a gentleman who commented on my VA Continentals post, all I did was "some static grass basing." True enough, I guess.

Timmo made both flags for me and they are just meant to identify various Units. They are not intended to be historically accurate. They look cool, anyway.

Major (later Col.) Frank Triplett's Virginia Militia Battalion

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bracken Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2018 2:35 a.m. PST

Lovely stuff 😀

Durban Gamer01 Apr 2018 2:51 a.m. PST

Superb, and a good example of how to do better quality quasi Continental militia.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2018 7:00 a.m. PST

The psychedelic Stars and Stripes flag is the alleged "Guilford Courthouse North Carolina militia" flag. Naturally my militia have it.
Problem is that there is no documentary proof it existed before 1812. But it survives, so we use it.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2018 1:33 p.m. PST

Major Frank Triplett is probably some sort of cousin many times removed of my wife as her Triplett ancestors were originally in Virginia before moving to South Carolina and then Mississippi. According to family lore they were neighbors of George Washington (but wasn't every Virginian?).

Good looking unit as always.


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