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Alan M15 Jul 2021 7:16 a.m. PST

The order of battle for Brier Creek 1779 includes 50 or so South Carolina Light Horse, with another 150 detached to cover river crossings etc. I've been unable to find a uniform reference for these Light Horse. Could anyone direct me to a reference for their uniform, as I'd like to represent them on the table. Thanks.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2021 7:38 a.m. PST

On the VF list of uniform plates, page 7 above 2/3rds of the way down, there is reference to "South Carolina Regiment of Militia Light Horse, 1781-1782". Not sure if this is what you're looking for, and I have not seen the plate yet.

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oldnorthstate15 Jul 2021 8:07 a.m. PST

This battle, including map and OB will be included in the Helion Military Atlas of the American Revolution to be published later this year.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2021 8:20 a.m. PST

Try The Company of Military Historians website, at:



Alan M15 Jul 2021 10:30 a.m. PST

Thanks for the responses. I've also been referred to Uniformology 26, so I've bought a copy.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2021 11:30 a.m. PST

Those guys are weird. Keep in mind that apart from any uniform changes, in the latter part of the AWI they're basically a headquarters element with called-up militia dragoon troops working under them, so I'd expect quite a bit of uniform variety.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2021 1:29 p.m. PST

From the Company of Military Historians (1st link):

SC Regt of Light Dragoons, 1779-1780: link This may be your unit.

SC Regt of Light Horse, 1781-1782: link

SC Regt of Light Dragoons, 1781-1782: link


cavcrazy15 Jul 2021 1:38 p.m. PST

I have a bunch of Firing Line Continental dragoons that would look very nice painted up like those guys🙂

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2021 1:40 p.m. PST

Problem is that Firing Line has been out of production for more than 10 years.

GiloUK15 Jul 2021 3:25 p.m. PST

Hello – the information here might be of help:



cavcrazy15 Jul 2021 3:38 p.m. PST

@OFM, I actually have 3 units of 16 Firing Line Continental dragoons. I have had them for years.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2021 3:52 p.m. PST

Then you're a lucky man.
My 12 figure Philadelphia Light Horse are Firing Line. Awesome figures.

cavcrazy15 Jul 2021 4:07 p.m. PST

@OFM. If you are looking for some more Continental dragoons I can help you out. Email me at I'll gladly send some your way.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2021 4:24 p.m. PST

In 54mm (Imrie/Risley figures) I have the 17th Light Dragoons, Philadelphia Light Horse, and 3d Continental Light Dragoons.

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