Militia

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Militia is a term that refers to organizations of civilian combatants that for the most part have regular civilian lives. Militia forces range in quality from mere armed mobs to organized and trained forces useful in reserve and defensive functions. Most militia serve as infantry.

Historic Militias

  • Greek Hoplites
  • Various Italian city-states during the Middle Ages relied on militias
  • Minutemen
  • Landwehr
  • US National Guard

Militia Organizations in Fiction