Encounter at McDowell’s Camp (AWI Campaign)
|The battlefield for McDowell’s Camp, with the British approaching from the bottom of the picture, pursuing the Americans who might be anywhere on the table from the town to the back end of the table.|
|Tarleton halts in front of McDowell’s Camp to make a reconnaisance.|
|A closer view of McDowell. Are there any American forces deployed in the town?|
|The terrain to the left of the town, from the British point of view.|
The British right flank looks a bit more open and Tarleton thinks that he might be able to maneuver his cavalry to outflank the town. However, another wooded area on the right table edge could hold a militia battalion or two.
|An aerial view of the battlefield. There looks to be some open country on the right that would be suitable for Tarleton’s British Legion cavalry to attack any American forces in the vacinity.|
|The view from the American table edge, looking back towards McDowell.|
Colonel Sevier starts the battle with 4SPs, but he has called out the local militia and it appears that two militia battalions will join his army for the battle. Will the local militia arrive in time for the battle, and if they do, will they be of any use?
Sevier decides to send off his baggage train, ahead of his army, toward his only line of retreat which goes back to Gilbert Town across the North Carolina border.
|Colonel Sevier sends his baggage train on ahead of his army.|
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