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Buckeye AKA Darryl26 Jun 2015 7:27 a.m. PST

The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Ridgeway is in June of next year. Named by author Peter Vronsky as the battle that made Canada, this little known skirmish of the 1866 Fenian raids features Civil War veteran Irish vs. some nattily clothed yet inexperienced Canadian forces.

There will be some sort of celebration held at Fort Erie:


Want to game Ridgeway?

Pendraken make a range in 10mm (use their Civil War figs for Fenians):



And you can discuss this battle on the 19th Century Conflicts in Canada Yahoo group:


I may try to convince the Missus that this would be the ideal time to see Niagara Falls, a place she wants to visit and has yet to do so.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2015 11:01 a.m. PST

I would love to be part of that reenactment. Alas, my nephew is graduating from high school in California then.

It would be interesting to game. I have a scenario kicking around in my "cool stuff to do one day" pile.

epturner Inactive Member26 Jun 2015 11:51 a.m. PST

I am working on doing it in 54mm…..

Just saying.


Personal logo andygamer Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2015 12:09 p.m. PST

It was a game in 25mm at the 2013 Hot Lead convention too:

Oh Bugger Inactive Member26 Jun 2015 12:51 p.m. PST

No one makes these in 15mm do they?

Prince Alberts Revenge26 Jun 2015 7:57 p.m. PST

Battleline Miniatures out of New Zealand have a Maori War range that can be used for the Canadians.



I picked up enough to get the various units present at Ridgeway: TMP link

Headswaps with Eureka Crimean War Royal Horse Artillery can give you the gents in Busby for the Welland Canal Field Battery. ACW in light kit can be used for Fenians.

Oh Bugger Inactive Member27 Jun 2015 2:02 a.m. PST

Cheers PAR.

hocklermp527 Jun 2015 10:11 p.m. PST

How about Perry "British Intervention Force" for Canadians. They are armed with Enfields but the Canadians were probably using Sniders which were converted from Enfields so who would notice? (Don't answer that!)

Guthroth01 Jul 2015 4:55 a.m. PST

What rules would you suggest for this little clash ?

Would Rockets Red Glare do it ?

Obviously need to make some weapon range changes.

KeithinCanada Inactive Member02 Jul 2015 8:25 a.m. PST

We used Black Powder

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