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Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 8:01 a.m. PST

I played another battle that was generated by my ongoing South Carolina campaign of 1780. Following the American defeat at Winnsboro, SC a small part of the American force sheered off away from the main army and headed into the back country of northwest SC. Tarleton was sent after them in pursuit and caught up with Colonel Sevier's force at McDowell's Camp.

The British (with 3 strength points – SPs) destroyed the American rebels (6SPs) in the battle. Part one of the battle report is posted on my blog today. Please click on the link to visit (and click or double click each picture to enlarge).


View of the battlefield at the end of Phase One of the battle:


British Legion cavalry capture the American baggage train:


British Light Battalion chases the rebels from the town:


IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 9:18 a.m. PST

An absolutely outstanding report complete with exquisitely painitned figures and terrain. It is a such a pleasure to view. Other comments on your blog.
Many thanks.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

And needless to say, all of the figures are from my AWI Fife & Drum range.


The Fife & Drum rules are a free download from the F&D webstore:


Link above, but click on the "More" drop down menu and select Rules and Articles to find the PDF of the rules.

The buildings and fences and many of the trees were made by Herb Gundt.

The table mat was made by The Terrain Guy, unfortunately out of business.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 3:29 p.m. PST

Great AAR – and a second vote for those great figs and terrain!

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 4:51 p.m. PST

Beautiful table. Is the Conestoga wagon and team F&D?

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 6:31 p.m. PST

The Conestoga wagon was scratch built by Ed Phillips.

We are working on adding one to the range, but have to get the wheels made.

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 7:02 a.m. PST

Great! I like the F&D range, very nice sculpts. I've got some of the arty and 3rd Cont Light Dragoons. I think the horses are particularly nice.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 4:00 p.m. PST

Someone needs to stop that Tarleton guy, before he changes the course of the war!

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 6:33 a.m. PST

He does have the most dashing uniform of the war.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 7:02 a.m. PST


Part Two of the AAR is now posted on my blog. There will be a total of three parts to this play.


Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 7:03 a.m. PST

I do like those British Legion cavalry uniforms!!!!!

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 12:20 p.m. PST

Looks like some lads from Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania made it into the fight.
Well, I have had North Carolina militia fighting at Saratoga, so I guess it's all right.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jul 2017 6:12 a.m. PST

You have sharp eyes Winston. evil grin

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2017 6:43 a.m. PST

Yeah. I'm THAT guy. grin

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member12 Jul 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

EXCELLENT illustrated battle report, Der Alte Fritz! Thank you very much for sharing it and the links!

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historygamer12 Jul 2017 11:40 a.m. PST

There are often a lot of photos of figures posted on TMP, but I just wanted to say, nice paint jobs.

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