DEUS NOBISCUM QUIS CONTRA
From the Milice du district de Trois-Rivières. The Canadian militia supplied a good deal of the relatively small amount of men available to the French in America.
The company is led by the intrepid Capitaine de Milice, Alain Terieur, a man of vast wilderness experience. Not always the steadiest, and unsuited to going toe to toe with regular troops, if fighting in their preferred style, which mimicked that of the natives, they could be formidable opponents.
Terieur is assisted by Lieutenant Felix Lechat, a whiskery fellow with cat-like reflexes, and the remarkably clean-shaven Enseigne Daniel Laroux, whose vanity of appearance is matched only by his modesty concerning his toilet arrangements.
The dour Sergent Grincheaux is the last of the company’s official complement of leaders.
Three young scions of the nobility from the Compagnie Franches de la Marine are along to prove their mettle, the agile De Grenouille, d’Inse (who is often slow on the uptake) and Bonnet (easily identified by his red hat).
The rifle-armed Boniface Tournage is widely regarded as the best shot in the Trois-Rivières.
The men are all Canadian born and first-class woodsmen.
In Sharp Practice terms the force comprises 94 points:
- Leader Status III (Capitaine Terieur)
- Leader Status II (Lieutenant Lechat)
- Leader Status II (Enseigne Laroux)
- Leader Status II (Élève Officier de Grenouille)
- Leader Status I (Élève Officier d’Inse)
- Leader Status I (Élève Officier Bonnet)
- Leader Status I (Sergent Grincheaux)
- Marksman Boniface Tournage
- Seven Groups of 6 Milice Canadienne
It is unlikely that the entire company will be fielded at once. Terieur’s men often act as scouts and skirmishers for other French forces, or fight alongside the natives.
Figures from the ever-excellent Galloping Major and the rather nice North Star Military Figures, with a handful from Redoubt Enterprises.