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Eric Alexopoulos
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Played on ACTS from July 6, 2012 to August 17, 2012 using cyberboard. Full campaign scenario with all optional rules. I played the British.


Report Notation
Br – Britain
C – Coureur des bois Unit
Fr – France
HL – Highlander Unit
LI – Light Infantry Unit
MD – Marine Detachment Unit
Mil –Militia Unit
NP – Northern Provincial Unit
R – Regular Unit
RA – Royal American Unit
SP – Southern Provincial Unit
VP – Victory Point


1755 Early Season
The French start off the conflict by conducting a Campaign. Villiers with 1C & 1MD moves from Cataraqui to Oneida Carry East and capture the stockade. VP Fr1 Simultaneously, Dieskau/Vaudreuil and 4R moves from Quebec to Montreal.

The British begin the conflict with Shirley dispatching Johnson with 2 Mohawks & 2NP from Albany to Oneida Carry East to engage Villiers. Villiers avoids battle to the Southern Adirondack Mountains but Johnson pursues. Villiers again successfully avoids battle, deeper into the Central Adirondack Mountains. The British demolish the stockade at Oneida Carry West and demolish the fort at Oswego. VP Fr2

The Northern Indian Alliance, in particular tribes located along the St. Lawrence River, join the French cause in the conflict. The Canghnawaga, Algonquin and Mississauga tribes mobilize.

Light Infantry units under the command of Loudoun arrive in Alexandria.

The French were able secure a Western Indian Alliance by impressing the reluctant western Indian tribes with the rapid fortification of the Ohio Valley. The Delaware ally and mobilize.

Braddock/Dunbar with 2LI & 2R march from Alexandria to Will’s Creek. Braddock continues on to Laurel Ridge South after leaving Dunbar behind to take command of the fort.

Rigaud and 2R travels by boat along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario from Montreal to Mississauga.

The British construct stockades in Laurel Ridge South, the Southern Adirondack Mountains, and Woodstock.

Rigaud and 2R continue their extensive boat journey to Ohio Forks.

British Colonial Politics stays in favor of the British as the Provincial Assemblies support becomes Enthusiastic.

A French MD travels by way of boat from Fort Niagara to Kittaning.

Shirley travels alone from Albany through the wilderness to Oswego to meet up with a stranded New York NP.

The French construct stockades in Kittaning, Kahnawake, and Lac des Deux Montagnes.

The British conduct a limited Campaign. Shirley with 1NP moves from Oswego to Oneida Carry East.

The British construct stockades at Oneida Carry East, Carlisle, and Harris’ Ferry.


1755 Late Season
The Mohawk Indians Desert Johnson in the Southern Adirondack Mountains.

However, Johnson, the Superintendent of Northern Indian Affairs, manages to secure an Iroquois Alliance for the British. All five of the Iroquois Nations join the British.

Intrigues Against Shirley force the British leader from participating in the conflict.

Loudoun moves alone from Alexandria to New York City.

The Western Indian Alliance continues to support the French. A Delaware war party mobilizes.

Loudoun continues his travels from New York City to Albany to take command of the British forces left leaderless from Shirley’s departure.

The Northern Indian Alliancecontinues to support the French. The Abenaki send a war party.

The British construct stockades in Augusta, Winchester, and Easton.

Villiers with 1C & 1MD moves from the Central Adirondacks Mountains to reinforce the defenders at Fort St. Frederic in Crown Point.

The Tuscarora Iroquois move to join Johnson in the Southern Adirondack Mountains to help man the stockade.

French Indian allies prepare to raid British cultivated territory. Mississauga and Potawatomi war parties strike out from Fort Duquesne at Ohio Forks to the Northern Allegheny Mountains and Central Allegheny Mountains, respectively. An Ottawa war party also moves from Fort Duquesne to Laurel Ridge North. An Abenaki force moves from St. Francois to the Central Green Mountains.

The British conduct a Campaign in the Lower Champlain Valley. Loudoun and 3NP march from Albany to Hudson Carry South. Johnson and the Tuscarora Indians move to attack the Mississauga in the Northern Allegheny Mountains. The small battle in the wilderness is bloody as both sides take casualties. Johnson is forced to retreat to Karaghiyadirha.

The Mississauga war party infiltrates the British defenses and successfully raids Wrights Ferry. The Potawatomi war party also infiltrates British frontier defenses and successfully raids York.

An Ottawa war party sweeps down from the Northern Allegheny Mountains to raid Lancaster. However the raid only does minor damage and does not affect local politics.

No force is victim to winter attrition.
Johnson and the Tuscarora go home to the Oneida Carry East Stockade.
Two French raids. VP Fr3


1756 Early Season
A British Ministerial Crisisbegins the new year. The crisis prevents light infantry units from entering the war.

However, Britain raises the 60th Royal Americans, recruiting colonials almost exclusively from Pennsylvania and New York. The unit forms up at Alexandria with Webb in command.

Beaujeu and 2R using boats travel from Montreal to Mississauga along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario.

Johnson, the “Colonel of the Six Nations”, manages to convince the Mohawks to rejoin the British cause. The Mohawk war parties link up with Johnson at Oneida Carry East.

Beaujeu and 2R continue their boat journey leaving Mississauga for Ohio Forks.

Webb with 2LI and 4RA march from Alexandria, plunging into the wilderness at Laurel Ridge South.

War parties from the Ottawa and Potawatomi tribes move down from their Upper Great Lakes (Pays d’en Haut) settlements to Fort Duquesne at Ohio Forks. Two Delaware war parties move from Kittaning to Ohio Forks. The French decide to destroy Fort Duquesne. VP Fr2

Dunbar and 2SP at Will’s Creek move to link up with Webb at Laurel Ridge South.

A Small Poxepidemic strikes the British force at Laurel Ridge South hard. 2LI, 2SP & 1R are at reduced strength due to the illness.

The British manage to restore 1LI at Laurel Ridge South with Colonial Recruits.

Canadian commanders Call Out Militiasto bolster the St. Lawrence area defenses.

Braddock/Webb/Dunbar with 2LI, 4RA, 2R & 1SP move from Laurel Ridge South to Gist’s Station threatening Ohio Forks.

Huron and Ojibwa war parties from the Northern Indian Alliancejoin the French cause.

The British construct stockades in Gist’s Station, Lancaster, and Reading.

The Huron and Ojibwa war parties move to Ohio Forks and prepare for the impending British attack.



1756 Late Season
Coureurs from Niagara and Venango move to Ohio Forks. An Abenaki war party sets out from its settlement in St. Francois to the Northern Green Mountains. An Algonquin war party moves from its settlement in Lac des Deux Montagnes to the Central Green Mountains.

A change in British policies helps to Raise Provincial Regiments. Four new Northern Provincial Units are formed in Albany.

The French construct a stockade at Ohio Forks.

Three British Regulars commanded by Bradstreet arrive in New York City. VP Fr3

An Algonquin war party sweeps down from the Central Green Mountains infiltrating a British cultivated area to raid Deerfield. The raiders quickly discover that the colonists have built Blockhouses for added defense. Undaunted, the Algonquin raiders successfully attack the blockhouses taking casualties. An Abenaki war party strikes out from the Northern Green Mountains to raid the stockade at Charlestown. The bold attack is also successful but at the cost of many casualties. Two Caughnawaga war parties move from their settlement at Kahnawake to the Northern and Central Green Mountains.

Johnson with 2 Mohawk and 1 Tuscarora Iroquois war parties move from Oneida Carry East to Deerfield in an effort to curb the French Indian raids in the area.

British wilderness communications are temporarily disrupted by a Courier Intercepted! However, the French do not gain any valuable intelligence.

Current British polices continue to bear fruit as British commanders are able to Raise Colonial Regiments. Two new Southern Provincial Units are formed in Alexandria.

The Northern Indian Alliancecontinues to support the French. The reduced Algonquin and Abenaki war parties are restored to full strength with new warriors and the Algonquin mobilize an additional war party.

Braddock/Webb with 1RA, 2R, 1LI and 1SP march to their winter quarters at Fort Cumberland in Will’s Creek. Webb with 1RA and 1LI are dropped off at Laurel Ridge South along the way.

Provincial Regiments Dispersed For Frontier Dutydue to the devastating Indian raids. The 2NP in the Southern Adirondack Mountains were redeployed.

A Northern Provincial Unit was then ordered from Albany to the Southern Adirondack Mountains.

Dieskau/Rigaud/Dumas with 1R, 1MD, 3C, 1 Delaware and 4 Pays Indian war parties moves from Ohio Forks to Kittaning and after dropping off 1R, 1MD and the Delaware Indians, the rest of the forces carries on to Venango. Rigaud and all Pays Indians are left to garrison the stockade at Venango. The remainder of the force continues on to winter at French Creek.

The Caughnawaga war party in the Central Green Mountains moves via Hudson Carry North to attack the NP garrisoning the stockade in the Southern Adirondack Mountains. The battle is indecisive and the war party is forced to retreat to Hudson Carry North. The Caughnawaga war party in the Northern Green Mountains moves through Hudson Carry North to attack the same NP in the Southern Adirondack Mountains. This Caughnawaga war party suffers heavy casualties and is also forced to retreat to Hudson Carry North.

Winter attrition does not claim any casualties.
Two French raids. VP Fr4


1757 Early Season
The French start the new year conducting a Campaign to reinforce Ohio Forks. Dieskau with 1R, 1MD, and Delaware Indians move from Kittaning to Ohio Forks. While concurrently, Dumas with 1MD and 1C move from French Creek to Ohio Forks.

The British also start the new year conducting a Campaign in the Ohio Forks area. Braddock with 1SP and 1R move from Will’s Creek to Gist’s Station. Webb with 1RA, 1R and 1LI march from Laurel Ridge South to Gist’s Station to join Braddock’s force.

Rigaud and all Indians in Venango march to Ohio Forks.

With Braddock’s force within striking distance of Ohio Forks, representatives of Pennsylvania and several Indian nations negotiate a peace, resulting in the Treaty of Easton. The two Delaware war parties abandon the defense at Ohio Forks.

British Colonial Politicsbegin to turn against the British. The Colonial Provincial Assemblies are still Supportive of Britain, but not Enthusiastic.

Huron and Ottawa Indians Desertthe defenses at Ohio Forks.

However, through another Northern Indian Alliancewith French Authorities, the Huron rejoin the French cause. A Huron war party stands at ready.

Three British Regulars, commanded by Murray, arrive in Alexandria.

Two Algonquin war parties move from their settlement in Lac des Deux Montagnes to Mississauga. A Huron war party moves from Pays d’en Haut to Ohio Forks. A Caughnawaga war party moves from its settlement in Kahnawake to the Northern Green Mountains.

Murray with 3R marches his force from Alexandria to Laurel Ridge South.

The two Algonquin war parties in Mississauga continue their trek to Ohio Forks.

Murray and 3R join the gathering assault force at Gist’s Station.

The Caughnawaga war party continues its march from the Northern Green Mountains into the Northern White Mountains. An Abenaki war party leaves its settlement in St. Francois and moves to the Central Green Mountains.

Braddock/Webb/Dunbar with 4RA, 2R, 2LI and 1SP move from Gist’s Station to attack Ohio Forks. The battle is inconclusive, with both sides taking heavy casualties (5/5 step losses). VP Fr5

The French decide to abandon Ohio Forks. Dieskau leads all French forces out of Ohio Forks to Cattaraugus Creek, leaving Dumas with 1MD and 1 Algonquin war party, and back tracking to Presqu’ile. Before leaving they destroy the stockade at Ohio Forks and along the way, destroy the stockades at Kittaning and Venango.

Support among the Provincial Assemblies is such that Britain is able to Raise Provincial Regiments. All Southern Provincial units were restored to full strength.


1757 Late Season
Once again there is a British Ministerial Crisis. However, the crisis does not affect the war in North America.

French wilderness communications are temporarily disrupted by a Courier Intercepted! The British gain valuable intelligence from the courier.

The French construct a stockade at Cattaraugus Creek.

Bradstreet with 3R moves, by way of boats, from New York City to Fort Edward at Hudson Carry South.

An Abenaki war party moves from the Central Green Mountains to the Central White Mountains. An Algonquin war party sets out from Cattaraugus Creek to Central Allegheny Mountains. Another Algonquin war party moves from Presqu’ile to the Northern Laurel Ridge. A Caughnawaga war party sweeps down from the Northern White Mountains to raid Portsmouth. The raid has little effect.

The British conduct a Campaign. Bradstreet with 2R and 2NP leaves the protection of Fort Edward in Hudson Carry South to plunge into the wilderness of Hudson Carry North. Meanwhile, Braddock with all units except Murray with a reduced Regular and SP, march into Ohio Forks. VP Fr4

The French respond with a Campaign of their own. Rigaud with 2MD and 2C move from Presqu’ile to Niagara. Vaudreuil with his force in Montreal attempt to march south to Crown Point; however, Foul Weather forces Vaudreuil and his force to Kahnawake instead.

The British start construction of Fort William Henry in Hudson Carry North and another fort in Ohio Forks.

An Algonquin war party moves out of the Northern Laurel Ridge and infiltrates British defenses to raid Shepard’s Ferry. However, the raid is a dismal failure, and the war party is destroyed. An Algonquin war party moving from the Central Allegheny Mountains also infiltrates British defenses and raids York. This raid has no effect. An Abenaki war party sweep down from the Central White Mountains to raid Portsmouth but also have no effect. A Mississauga war party leaves its settlement bound for the Northern Allegheny Mountains. The Mississauga are intercepted by a Seneca war party and are forced to withdraw back to the Upper Labelle River. A Coureur moves from Niagara to the Central Allegheny Mountains.

Colonial Provincial Assembliesstill support the British cause allowing the British to Raise Provincial Regiments. Two Northern Provincials are formed in New York City.

The French decide to conduct another Campaign. Dieskau/Beaujeu with 3R and a Huron war party moves south from Presqu’ile to French Creek to drop off Beaujeu and 3R, then moves back north to Cattaraugus Creek to drop off the Huron war party, and finally moves alone back to Presqu’ile where he rejoins 1R, 1MD and war parties from the Ojibwa and Potawatomi. Meanwhile Rigaud with 2MD move via boat from Niagara to Kahnawake.

The British finish construction of Fort William Henry in Hudson Carry South and the fort at Ohio Forks.

A Coureur unit moves out of the Central Allegheny Mountains to raid Karaghiyadirha. Seneca and Cayuga war parties fail to intercept; however, the raid has no effect.

Braddock/Webb with 1RA, 4R, 2SP, and 1LI march from Ohio Forks to winter quarters Fort Cumberland at Will’s Creek. Along the way, 1RA and 1R are left behind at Gist’s Station, and Webb with 2R are left at the Southern Laurel Ridge.

British Prime Minister, William Pitt, reorganizes British resources under a global strategy and expands British war aims to include the full conquest of Canada.

Winter attrition does not claim any casualties.
Seneca and Mississauga go home. Johnson and the Mohawk war parties stay in Deerfield.
No French raids.


1758 Early Season
British Colonial Politicstake a turn for the worst for the British. The Colonial Provincial Assemblies are now Reluctant to support the British cause. The Provincial Assemblies disband 1SP in Southern Laurel Ridge and 2NP in Albany.

Acadians Expelledin Nova Scotia. The British deport the French speaking population to reduce the need for a large garrison. 2R are shifted to Halifax. However, the move only hardens the resolve of French Canadians to resist the British. 1C is formed from the expelled population which stands ready in Quebec.

The arrival of Troop Transports and Local Enlistmentsallow the French to strengthen reduced units. A MD at Cattaraugus Creek and 2MD at Kahnawake are resupplied and brought back to full strength.

Provincial commanders Call Out Militiasin the Southern Colonies. A Milia is added to the Southern Department box.

The French conduct a Campaign. Dieskau and all units move from Presqu’ile to French Creek. Meanwhile, Vaudreuil/Rigaud and all units move from Kahnawake to Crown Point dropping a MD in Winooski along the way.

Murray with 2R, 1RA, and 1SP march from Gist’s Station to the wilderness of Kittaning.

The French construct stockades at Winooski and Sorel.

Braddock and all units in Will’s Creek move to join Murray and his force in Kittaning.

An Algonquin war party leaves its settlement in Lac des Deux Montagnes and makes its way to the Northern Green Mountains. A Caughnawaga war party makes its way from Crown Point into the Central Green Mountains. The Coureur unit made up of the expelled Acadians moves from Quebec to Crown Point. A Mississauga war party leaves its settlement in Mississauga and move to the Northern Allegheny Mountains where they avoid interception by a Seneca war party. A Huron war party leaves Pays d’en Haut and travels to French Creek.

The British construct a stockade in Kittaning.

A Mississauga war party from the Northern Allegheny Mountains infiltrates British frontier defenses to raid Wright’s Ferry. The raid causes considerable damage and is successful. A Coureur moves from Niagara to the Central Allegheny Mountains. The Caughnawaga war party in the Central Green Mountains moves southeast to the Central White Mountains. An Algonquin war party in the Northern Green Mountains moves to the Northern White Mountains. An Abenaki war party leaves its settlement and moves to the Central Green Mountains.

Dunbar and his force make a short march from Ohio Forks to Kittaning to join the massing British force.

A Coureur unit infiltrates British defenses to raid York. The raid has no effect. A Mississauga war party leaves its settlement bound for the Northern Allegheny Mountains, but is intercepted by a Seneca war party and forced back to Upper La Belle River. The Caughnawaga war party in the Central White Mountains moves to raid Concord. The raid is successful but destroys the raiding party in the process. An Algonquin war party in the Northern White Mountains moves south to raid Portsmouth. The raid has no effect. An Abenaki war party moves from the Central Green Mountains to the Central White Mountains.

Braddock/Murray/Dunbar and all units except 1SP march from Kittaning to Venango.

France forms an alliance with its ancient enemy Austria. This is a Diplomatic Revolutionwhich imperiled British interests on the Continent and heralded French mobilization for global war.

British Colonial Politics begins to sway back in favor of the British. The attitude of the Colonial Provincial Assemblies moves from Reluctant to Supportive.

An Algonquin war party sweeps out of the Central White Mountains to raid Portsmouth. The raid has no effect. Another Algonquin war party leaves its settlement for the Northern Green Mountains. The Mississauga war party in Upper La Belle River moves to raid Karaghiyadirha, the settlement of the Seneca, but are intercepted by a Seneca war party and destroyed. An Ojibwa war party moves from French Creek to the Central Allegheny Mountains.

The British construct a stockade in Venango.


1758 Late Season
Canadian commanders Call Out Militiasto bolster the St. Lawrence area defenses.

A Small Pox epidemic strikes the French force at French Creek. 1C is reduced in strength; however, the Huron and Potawatomi war parties are eliminated due to the illness.

The Northern Indian Alliance continues to show their support for the French. The Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Huron send a war party.

Braddock marches his entire force from Venango north to attack French Creek. The British force wins a marginal victory (5/4 step losses). The French stockade is destroyed. VP Fr2

Potawatomi and Huron war parties move from their settlements in the upper Great Lakes to Presqu’ile.

The British construct a stockade in French Creek.

Dumas moves his entire force from Cattaraugus Creek to French Creek in attempt to bolster the French defenses and stop the British juggernaut.

Britain’s allies enjoy Victories in Germany, which allows Britain to release troops and finances for the New World. Brilliant battlefield command by British allies Frederick of Prussia and Ferdinand of Brunswick mean that Britain can feed the European war mostly with subsidies rather than troops. 3R and 1LI are restored to full strength in the American colonies.

Once again, Canadian commanders Call Out Militias to beef up the St. Lawrence area defenses.

Braddock, pressing the attack, marches his entire force, except 1SP, from French Creek to battle at Presqu’ile. The British force wins a decisive victory (5/2 step losses) and force the remaining French back to Cattaraugus Creek. During the battle Dunbar is wounded but he continues his duties under Braddock. Another French stockade is destroyed. VP 0

Vaudreuil leaves Villiers with 1R, 1MD, an Abenaki war party and a Caughnawaga war party behind to man Fort St. Frederic at Crown Point and moves the remainder via boat to their winter quarters at St. Francois.

The British construct a stockade in Presqu’ile.

Beaujeu/Dumas and 4R move via boat from Cattaraugus Creek to Oswegatchie apparently to abandon the defense at Cattaraugus Creek.

Braddock/Murray with 1LI, 3R and 1RA march from Presqu’ile to French Creek where Murray 1LI and 2R join the 1SP garrison to wait out the winter. Braddock and the remainder of the force continue on to Venango.

Dieskau orders the destruction of the stockade at Cattaraugus Creek and then marches his force of 1MD and 3C to Fort Niagara to winter.

Four Highlanders regiments arrive in New York City under the command of Amherst and his subordinate, Wolfe. Amherst relieves Loudoun.

Beaujeu/Dumas and 4R continue their boat journey to join Vaudreuil at St. Francois to winter.

The Colonial Provincial Assemblies sensing British momentum in the conflict, allow the British to Raise Provincial Regiments. Four Northern Provincials are formed in New York City.

Winter attrition does not claim any casualties.
Seneca, Cayuga, Huron, Potawatomi, Ojibwa, and Algonquin war parties go home.
Two French raids. VP Fr1


1759 Early Season
Vaudreuil/Beaujeu/Dumas and entire force, including 4R, march from St. Francois to Fort Frederic at Crown Point. The French also decide to destroy Fort Niagara. VP 0

Amherst/Wolfe and all units, including 4HL, move via boat from New York City to Hudson Carry North.

A British Ministerial Crisis paralyzes Britain. British commanders in North America are denied valuable resources.

Johnson with 2 Mohawk war parties and an Iroquois Tuscarora war party move from Deerfield to Hudson Carry North to join the massing British force.

Again, Canadian commanders Call Out Militias bringing the St. Lawrence area militias to their maximum strength.

Amherst/Bradstreet/Johnson and all units move from Hudson Carry North to Ticonderoga. The French force at Crown Point, led by Vaudreuil, intercepts and quickly constructs Fieldworks. The large British attempts to engage in battle but the French force also springs an Ambush! The NPs in the British force bear the brunt of the ambush but go on to win the day for Britain (5/4 step losses)! VP Br1 During the battle Bradstreet is wounded but he continues his duties under Braddock. The French retreat back to Crown Point.

The arrival of Troop Transports and Local Enlistments allow the French to bring the 3R at Crown Point back up to full strength. Despite resupplying, the French decide that Crown Point is lost and destroy Fort Frederic. VP Br2

Murray with 1LI and 2R march from French Creek to Cattaraugus Creek.

Algonquin, Caughnawaga, and Mississauga war parties from the Northern Indian Alliance arrive to reinforce the French.

Declaring an end to their participation, the Abenaki Indians Desert the French. Two war parties disappear from the Crown Point defenses.

Dieskau with 1MD and 3C abandon the defense of the western reaches and move via boat from Niagara to Kahnawake.

The British construct stockades in Ticonderoga, Cattaraugus Creek, and Concord.

The French are able to bring 2C at Crown Point and 2C at Kahnawake back up to full strength by resupplying with Colonial Recruits.

Amherst/Bradstreet/Johnson with all units, including 4HL, move from Ticonderoga to attack Crown Point. Vaudreuil fails to avoid the crushing British attack and suffers heavy casualties (6/3 step losses). Remaining French forces retreat to Winooski. VP Br3

Braddock with 3R and 1RA march from Venango to Presqu’ile.


1759 Late Season
Dieskau and his force of 1MD and 3C move from Kahnawake to Winooski.

Canada’s Chief of Finance and Civil Administration, Francois Bigot, skims the royal accounts which costs the French war effort some resources.

The Northern Indian Alliance reaffirms its support for the French cause. The Algonquin and Caughnawaga strengthen their war parties in Lac des Deux Montagnes and Winooski, respectively. The Abenaki form a war party at their settlement in St. Francois.

Murray and his force of 1LI and 2R continue to spearhead the British push in the west. They march from Cattaraugus Creek to La Belle Famille.

The newly formed Abenaki war party in St. Francois and the strengthened Algonquin war party in Lac des Deux Montagnes move to Winooski.

The British construct stockades in Crown Point and La Belle Famille.

The British discovered that they had a Courier Intercepted! However, the French did not gain any intelligence.

The British go on the offensive and conduct a Campaign in two areas. Braddock/Dunbar with 1LI and 4RA march from Presqu’ile to Niagara. VP Br4 Along the way, a reduced strength RA is dropped off in La Belle Famille to bolster Murray’s force. Meanwhile, Amherst leads his force from Crown Point to attack Winooski. The British win a tough battle (5/4 step losses), wiping out a French MD and destroying the French stockade. VP Br6 The French force retreats to Ile aux Noix to regroup. However, the British force discipline breaks down and a Massacre! of surrendered troops quickly ensues. VP Br5 The Mohawk and Tusca war parties abandon the British force.

Ojibwa and Ottawa war parties leave their settlements in the Upper Great Lakes to travel via boat to Montreal.

Braddock regains control of his men and orders the construction of a stockade at Winooski.

The Algonquin and Ojibwa send war parties to Ile aux Noix from Lac des Deux Montagnes and Montreal respectively in an effort to stop the British juggernaut from continuing its journey up the Lake Champlain Valley.

Three British Regulars under the command of Forbes arrive in New York City.

Dumas and a force consisting of 2R, 1MD, and an Abenaki war party spend the winter manning the stockade at Ile aux Noix. Dieskau and other leaders and units move to Montreal to winter.

Braddock orders the construction of a fort in Niagara.

Amherst/Johnson and a force consisting of 6NP and 2R move via boat from Winooski to Hudson Carry North and drop off 4NP. The force continues its journey to Albany where Johnson and 2NP are left behind while the remaining force (Amherst & 2R) turns back for Hudson Carry South.

Braddock’s men complete the construction of the fort at Niagara.

Winter attrition does not claim any casualties.
No Indians go home to their settlements.
No French raids.


1760 Early Season
The new year starts with a crisis in British Colonial Politics. The attitude of the Colonial Provincial Assemblies drops from Supportive to Reluctant. As a result, all 4NP in Hudson Carry North are disbanded.

Amherst and all units in Hudson Carry South use boats to move to Winooski.

Dieskau and all units except 2C and 2 Caughnawaga war parties depart Montreal for Ile aux Noix.

Three British Regulars arrive in New York City to join Forbes’ force. Abercromby also arrives to take command of Halifax. He also relieves Braddock of his duties.

The Caughnawaga war parties in Montreal move to the Northern Green Mountains and the Notre Dame Mountains.

Cayuga and Oneida war parties leave their respective settlements to join Johnson in Albany. Wolfe moves from Hudson Carry North to Winooski.

The Caughnawaga war party from the Northern Green Mountains moves to raid Charlestown and is very successful. A Caughnawaga war party from the Notre Dame Mountains moves to raid Deerfield but is woefully unsuccessful and destroyed.

Johnson with 3NP and the Cayuga and Oneida war parties travel via boat from Albany to Winooski to join the massing British troops.

A disinterested Stingy Provincial Assembly fails to provision a NP. As a result, a NP at Oneida Carry East becomes depleted and disbands.

Forbes leads his force of 6R via boat from New York City to Winooski.

Provincial Regiments Dispersed For Frontier Duty due to the devastating Indian raids. The 1NP in Winooski was redeployed.

Amherst with all leaders and units marches from Winooski to attack Ile aux Noix. However the force is Ambushed! along the way. The ambush helps beat back the British attack (5/5 step losses) but the cost to the French is heavy as they suffer the loss of several Regular units. VP Br4

The French conduct a small Campaign. The French command decides to abandon the Louisbourg defenses as the British show no inclination to attack. Drucour and 3R naval move to Quebec. Dieskau orders Dumas from Ile aux Noix to Quebec.

Amherst once again leads an attack on Ile aux Noix with his entire force. The French defenders manage to hold their ground (5/4 step losses) but at a terrible price. Dieskau, Villiers and Vaudreuil are killed in action, and 2R are also destroyed. Amherst and several other British leaders only suffer minor wounds and are still on active duty. VP Br3

Drucour/Dumas and all units in Quebec march to Ile aux Noix. The French decide to destroy the stockade at Kahnawake as it cannot be protected.

The arrival of Troop Transports and Local Enlistments allow the British to bring the 6R at Winooski back up to full strength.

Amherst dispatches Wolfe, all other leaders, and all units to attack Ile aux Noix. Wolfe leads a stunning British victory (8/5 step losses). VP Br5 The French suffer the loss of 2R and Rigaud is killed in action. The remaining French units retreat to Montreal.


1760 Late Season
The Northern Indian Alliance reaffirms its support for the French cause. Two Algonquin war parties in Montreal, 1 Abenaki war party in St. Jean, and 1 Caughnawaga war party in Kahnawake are resupplied. The Abenaki form another war party at their settlement in St. Francois.

The British are able to bring 3NP at Ile aux Noix back up to full strength by resupplying with Colonial Recruits.

A Caughnawaga war party from Kahnawake, and 2 Abenaki war parties move from St. Francois and St. Jean move to Montreal. 1C from St. Jean also joins the gathering French force at Montreal. A Potawatomi war party moves via boat from the Upper Great Lakes to Kahnawake.

The British construct a stockade in Ile aux Noix.

The Potawatomi war party in Kahnawake moves south to raid the stockade at Oneida Carry East. The raid is successful; however, the war party is also destroyed. A Huron war party moves via boat from its settlement in the Upper Great Lakes to Kahnawake.

Wolfe/Forbes/Johnson lead 4HL, 3NP, 4R and 2 Iroquois war parties from Ile aux Noix to attack Montreal. The French defenders hold (5/5 step losses) but two more regular units are decimated. The battle is costly for the British too, as Johnson is killed in action. VP Br4

Casualties from the battle at Montreal are brutal. The French Call Out Militias in order to bring two militia units back up to full strength.

Wolfe/Forbes with a force consisting of 4HL, 6R and 2NP attack Montreal. The battle is a resounding victory for the British (8/4 step losses). Four French regular units are destroyed in the battle. The remaining French units retreat to Sorel. VP Br5

The French destroy the stockade at Lac des Deux Montagnes. A Coureur moves from Sorel into the Notre Dame Mountains.

Wolfe, deploying Coehorns and Howitzers, lays siege to Montreal. The siege and subsequent assault are successful. Montreal, the heart of Canada, is now in British hands. VP Br8

The French destroy the stockade at St. Jean. The Coureur in the Notre Dame Mountains moves south to raid Deerfield. The raid is successful; however, the Coureur unit is also destroyed.

The British deploy two Light Infantry units in Albany.

A Coureur moves from St. Jean to the Notre Dame Mountains.

The Cayuga and Oneida war parties in Ile aux Noix move to Ticonderoga.

A Coureur moves south from the Notre Dame Mountains to the Northern White Mountains.

Webb with 2R moves from Laurel Ridge South via boat to Baltimore.

A Coureur sweeps south from the Northern White Mountains to raid Portsmouth. The raid is a dismal failure as the Coureur is destroyed.

Winter attrition does not claim any casualties.
No Indians go home to their settlements.
Three French raids. VP Br6


1761 Early Season
Montcalm, Levis, Bougainville and two French Regulars arrive in Quebec. The reinforcements have been long awaited and may be too late to affect the outcome of the war.

Again, Canada’s Chief of Finance and Civil Administration, Francois Bigot, skims the royal accounts which costs the French war effort some resources.

The French conduct a Campaign. Montcalm/Bougainville leads the 2R from Quebec to Sorel. Dumas traveling only with his baggage train moves from Sorel to Quebec.

Britain’s allies enjoy Victories in Germany, which allows Britain to release troops and finances for the New World. 2HL are restored to full strength at Montreal.

Dumas naval moves from Quebec to Louisbourg. Two Coureurs depart Sorel, one heading for the Notre Dame Mountains and the other to the Northern Green Mountains.

The British construct stockades in Charlestown and Portsmouth.

The Coureur in the Northern Green Mountains infiltrates the British frontier and raids Deerfield but is miserable unsuccessful. The Coureur is destroyed in the attempt. The Coureur in the Notre Dame Mountains moves south to raid Deerfield and is very successful. The Coureur unit melts into the wilderness and reforms at Sorel.

A Cayuga war party raids Lac des Deux Montagnes to no affect. An Oneida war party attempts to raid Lac des Deux Montagnes and is successful but destroyed in the process. Amherst along with his baggage train moves from Winooski to Albany.

The French construct a stockade at St. Jean.

Murray with 1LI and 3RA attacks the Mississauga settlement. The Mississauga are destroyed.

Montcalm with all leaders and units the French can muster move from Sorel to attack Ile aux Noix. Wolfe/Forbes with 4HL, 4R and 2NP intercept and bolster the defenders. The French lay in Ambush! For the interceptors but the British manage to hold off (5/5 step losses). The battle is costly for both sides. The French suffer 1 regular unit decimated while the British have 2 regular units destroyed. VP Br7

Murray with 1LI and 3RA travel via boat from Mississauga to Montreal.

Provincial Regiments Dispersed For Frontier Duty due to the devastating Indian raids. The NP in the Southern Adirondack Mountains was redeployed.

Amherst marches the 2LI in Albany up to Ile aux Noix.

Wolfe/Forbes/Bradstreet with all units moves from Ile aux Noix to attack St. Jean. Montcalm avoids battle and withdraws to Sorel, leaving one Caughnawaga war party behind to defend the stockade. The much larger British force easily wins the battle. VP Br8
Wolfe and his force with momentum on their side attack Sorel. Montcalm again manages to avoid battle and withdraws to Trois Rivieres. This time Montcalm leaves a Coureur behind to defend the stockade. The much larger British force is again able to score an easy victory. VP Br9


1761 Late Season
A British Ministerial Crisis prevents troop transports from resupplying British troops in the New World.

A Small Pox epidemic hits Trois Rivieres wiping out the Abenaki, Huron, and Potawatomi war parties.

Canadian commanders Call Out Militias to beef up the Quebec area defenses.

Wolfe/Forbes/Bradstreet and all units move to attack Trois Rivieres; however, Montcalm avoids battle and withdraws to Becancour. A Coureur is left to defend Trois Rivieres but is overrun by the British force. The British pursue Montcalm to Becancour; however, Montcalm avoids battle again and retreats to Quebec. Again a Coureur is left behind to defend at Becancour. The British force again overruns the defenders and pursues Montcalm to Quebec. Montcalm/Drucour/Bougainville/Levis and 2R avoid battle south to the Northern Notre Dame Mountains. Only Beaujeu stays within the fortress at Quebec.

Montcalm with all leaders, 2R and 1C move west from the Notre Dame Mountains to St. Francois and deploy Drucour with 1C while the remaining force continues to Trois Rivieres.

The British conduct a Campaign hoping to end the war in the wilderness of the New World. Murray with 1LI, 1RA and 2R march from Montreal to attack Trois Rivieres in an attempt to open a supply line to Wolfe at Quebec. Montcalm avoids battle to Becancour but Murray pursues him. Montcalm holds his ground expecting Drucour and his small force to arrive and bolster the defense, but Drucour fails to intercept Murray’s force. The French fight bitterly (3/3 step losses) but are annihilated. Montcalm, Bougainville and Levis retreat to St. Francois to join Drucour. VP Br10 With his supply lines secured, Wolfe begins his siege of Quebec and makes progress (gains 1 siege point).

Montcalm and all leaders and 1C move from St. Francois to Sorel to cut off Wolfe’s supply line. A British regular in Montreal fails to intercept.

Bradstreet with 1LI, 2HL and 1R marches from Quebec to Trois Rivieres where the regular unit is left to defend while the rest of the force continues on to engage Montcalm at Sorel. Montcalm avoids battle and withdraws to St. Jean. Once again Wolfe’s supply line is secured.

The remaining French forces conduct a Campaign. Montcalm and 1C move from St. Jean south to the Northern Green Mountains. A Huron war party moves via boat from the Upper Great Lakes to St. Regis.

Wolfe lays siege to Quebec and is successful. The British also successfully assault the fortress (1 step loss) and take control of Quebec. VP Br13

Montcalm with 1C move south from the Northern Green Mountains to raid Charlestown. The raid has no effect.

The British construct stockades at Sorel and Trois Rivieres.

At this point the French can no longer mount any attacks that take back territory. The British are declared the victors (13 VPs), thus ending the French & Indian War.


Thoughts
Good game! This was only my second time playing the British and I’m sure I wasn’t all that efficient.
I never stopped French raids and did not attempt an amphibious assault of Louisbourg (the cards just did not mesh). Instead I just executed a full frontal assault, battering the French in the west and along the Champlain Valley. We had some nasty battles on both fronts. Luckily the British position in this game is very forgiving!

My French opponent had the misfortune of not having the opportunity to play French Regular card until near the end of the game when it was too late. This also meant that he never got his good leaders into play either, which also hampered him because there was a season or two where he couldn’t move forces due to lack of 3-value cards. Still, he managed to put up a good fight.

I have only played this game a few times, but it seems to me that the full campaign game is weighted heavily in the British favor. The one tournament scenario game I played was much better balanced. Still, very enjoyable game! Looking forward to another game, but I think I would like to try the French.
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The French hung tough without Montcalm or other regular reinforcement for so long!

Yes, the long campaign is hard on the French -- their best chance may be an auto win in the first half of the war.

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Volko wrote:
The French hung tough without Montcalm or other regular reinforcement for so long!

Yes, the long campaign is hard on the French -- their best chance may be an auto win in the first half of the war.

Volko


Right now I'm playing the French in the full campaign and I realize that my British play in this game was the hard path to victory. We're in the 1758 Early Season and my opponent has already made me virtually useless. He's placed 2 militia in each department and has stockades everywhere. He took Louisbourg and also has me bottled up on the other two fronts. I tried raiding, but that was a complete disaster. The most I can do right now is wait to see where he attacks.

An early auto win looks like it slipped away a season or two ago. I had 5 VPs at one time, since fell to 4, but that looks like the high water mark for me.
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