|Appears in||Napoleon: Total War, The Peninsular Campaign|
|Belongs to||Great Britain (The Peninsular Campaign only), Spain|
|Soldiers in each unit||40/80/120/160|
|Produced from||Any building from the region capital of a traditionally Spanish region|
|Cost||340 SP/380 MP|
|Upkeep||110 (Great Britain)/80 (Spain)|
|Turns to Train||1|
Militia are often poorly equipped and trained, but are ideal for maintaining public order.
Men in the militia rarely expect to be sent into battle. It is their lot to act as reserves, or local law enforcers. As a result, if they do find themselves on a battlefield, they should be expected to run away, and not handle their weaponry with any great proficiency. Militia may appear useless, then, but they are cheap to maintain and as plentiful as any bureaucrat could want.
In 1806, despite previous unfortunate experiences with disgruntled peasants, the Russian state recruited 600,000 serfs into the “opelchenie”, a militia. Training was basic, and weaponry similarly simple: the opelchenie were given pikes. After the French invasion of 1812 the opelchenie was no longer limited to serfs, and another 200,000 recruits joined in a national wave of patriotism. Some of this new cohort of serfs brought their own pitchforks and shovels as weapons.
Compared to standard Militia, Provincial Militia have slightly better defense but worse reloading skill. They are identical in all other regards.