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Equipment

While under-supplied, the Militia made use of nearly every resource they could get their hands on.  Many civilian-owned items are used throughout the war.  

The tents used are mostly civilian tents, with a few military tents thrown in.  

 

Sleeping tents:  Small one-person wedge tents.  Easily carried in a backpack, easy to set-up.  Doesn't stand out too much in the woods.  Can fit one person and their gear nicely. 

Command tent:  Usually a larger tent, solely for the Regiment Commander.  One room is their sleeping quarters, the rest is the office and meeting room.  Office is complete with desk, chairs, radios, maps, books, file cabinets and more.

 

 

 

 

Recreation tent:  Two tents for the purpose of gaming, fun, and relaxation.  

 

 

 

Medical tent:  One tent for the purpose of treating combat wounds.  Marked with a red cross on the top.

Ammo dump/armory:   This tent is what houses extra rifles and machine guns, stored ammunition, spare parts and reloads magazines.  Critical to Militia Operations, the Armory also can store different weapons like grenades or captured weapons.

Mess Tent:  Two of these provide food and cleaner water to the troops.  Often used just for cooking, the troops get their food and either go to the recreation tent or back to their personal tent ot enjoy the meal.  Sometimes, the mess tent just provides MRE's. One of the two tents is used more for storage than cooking.

Communications:   The militia used a wide variety of radios to communicate. 

 

Walkie-Talkie:  For inter-company communications, shorter-range radios like walkie-talkies were used.  These were found at almost every electronics store and were very easy to use.  For company-level communications between platoons, this radio worked perfectly.  

VHF/UHF:  For inter-regiment and some communications between regiments, VHF/UHF radios were used.  Being slightly less common, handheld VHF/UHF were typically reserved for Company Commanders, Group Commanders and Regiment staff, like the Commander and Deputy Commander.  The Regiment Commander had the base unit on his desk as well.  These radios had a good range, and sometimes can be scrambled so the enemy has a harder time hearing the transmissions.  

CB Radio:  Mostly used in vehicles, CB Radio was used for vehicle-to-vehicle communications.  In most cases, a Regiment Commander had a CB radio on his desk so he can communicate with vehicles that might be out on missions.