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nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP14 May 2018 1:40 a.m. PST

Here are Thomas' Spartan regiment. This was the smallest of the SC Milita units that were assigned the main Militia Line at Cowpens. 
The regiment has fired their volley and is moving behind the Continental Line, as planned. There is no panic in their movement, because Morgan has prepared his troops for this moment. Thomas' Spartans are all that remained from the original Spartans that were commanded by John Thomas Sr. in 1776. In 1777, the regiment was split into two, with Col. Thomas Brandon taking command of the Second Spartans. By the time of Cowpens,
John Thomas Jr. had taken over command from his father.

Figures are Perry Southern Militia painted by John Bryant. The flag is an internet grab.
I did the basing.
This completes the SC Militia Line for me.
The North Carolina Riflemen under Quaker Meadow Joe McDowell are on the workbench.

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Lonkka1Actual14 May 2018 1:49 a.m. PST

Love the bases!

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP14 May 2018 3:26 a.m. PST

"Love the bases!"

Thanks. I've developed my own technique that eliminates individual tufts, in favor of an overall continuation of the plant life. It's a "fuller" look, I think.

Anyway, that's what I'm trying to accomplish.

historygamer14 May 2018 4:02 a.m. PST

Nice bases but shouldn't they be wearing heavier clothing since Cowpens took place in middle of January?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 4:43 a.m. PST

They're sturdy lads.

Hey Bill! How about a tutorial for your basing?

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP14 May 2018 11:30 a.m. PST

John, I've written several basing tutorials that were published in various magazines. I'll send you the files.

It's my own process, that I've developed by stealing various bits from wargamers, fantasy game players and model RR guys. It takes more time and effort than gluing some sand and tufts to a base. But the end result is worth it.

KSmyth14 May 2018 5:05 p.m. PST

Really nice stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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