Sunday, July 30, 2017

Fisher's Crossing

"Confrontation in the Rain - Fisher's Crossing", artwork by Chris Gregg,

Things have been a little hectic around the manse these past few days, due to family related matters, so I have not had the opportunity to begin the Battle of Fisher's Crossing from our South Carolina Campaign of 1780.

In lieu of some battle photographs, I thought that I would post this pen and ink drawing (above) that was created by Chris Gregg. The drawing was originally published in Phil Olley's "Classic Wargamers Journal" in the Spring of 2011. I acquired the artwork from Chris at the recent wargame event at Kenilworth back in June of this year. 

You can check out more of Chris Gregg's work on his  website at:

Chris takes commissions on military subjects and practically anything else, so have a look.

The figures in the artwork reminded me of many of the Fife & Drum AWI figures, such that I nicked the name for the next battle in the South Carolina Campaign.

Before I start the battle I plan on having a small cavalry skirmish to help decide where the respective British and American armies will be located on the table. All too often I have read blogs or forums that talk about the need for dismounted cavalry and cavalry skirmishing figures in general. However, I have never seen such a scenario, or the use of such figures, in any game scenario in the blogosphere.

British 16th Light Dragoons (left) encounter some of the 1st Continental Light Dragoons at Fisher's Crossing.

The 3rd Continenatl Light Dragoons are coming up the road in support.

Another view of the action from the American point of view.

I have been so interested in such scenarios myself, to the point that I even created skirmishing cavalry for the Fife & Drum AWI range. You can purchase the Continental 1st Light Dragoons and the British 16th Light Dragoons with both regular action poses and skirmishing poses.

That said, I decided that it was time for me to haul out the cavalry and have a go at a cavalry skirmish scenarior before I undertake the main battle event. I will post pictures of the action within the next several days, God willing and no more family emergencies popping up.

I hope that you are looking forward to this as much as I am.

South Carolina Campaign Update
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  1. I like the idea of a small cavalry skirmish to kick things off. Looking forward to the outcome of this as well as the main battle.

  2. An AWI cavalry action, you say? Hurrah!!!

    Best Regards,


  3. Thank you for posting the original Fisher's Crossing French and Indian war drawing, so pleased it went to America in the end!