Skirmishes are normally understood as combats of small proportions, occurred during battles that are considered to be lost, and in which participants employ redoubled effort with the intention of changing the result.
Por escaramuças entendem-se normalmente os combates de reduzidas dimensões ocorridos durante batalhas consideradas perdidas, nas quais os intervenientes empregam esforço redobrado com a intenção de mudança de resultado.
Adolph Schreyer (1828-1899)-'the skirmish'-oil on canvas Private collection
Guido Sigriste (1864-1915)-'a skirmish'-oil on canvas
Pieter Meulener (1602-1654)-'a cavalry skirmish'-oil on canvas-1654
Philips Wouwerman (1619-1688)-'skirmish of horseman between Orientals and Imperials'-oil on canvas-ca 1650 Paris-Musée du Louvre
August Querfurt (1696-1761)-'a mounted skirmish'-oil on canvas Private collection