|British May Reinforcements|
If the victory on the battlefield is not enough to sway opinion in favor of the British, May 1758 sees a large influx of reinforcements into the colonies. Six regiments of Regulars arrive and are allocated as 1 x 5-6 Regular to Fort Stanwix to thwart any thought of Drucour making an attack against the undefended fort, 2 x 5-6 Regulars to New York joining Wolfe, 2 x 5-6 Regulars to Trenton, and 1 x 5-6 Regular to New Haven.
May 1758 French:
The French opt to take no chances and choose the automatic one Command Point. With that one CP, Rigaud and the 1 x 4-7 regiment of Irregulars travel by bateaux from Montreal to Oswegatchie. The arrival of a garrison to the settlement of Oswegatchie trumps the British from slipping into the settlement without much of a fight. Now if the British want the settlement, they will be forced to fight for it. In addition, the Oneida ally with the French and move against the lightly garrisoned Fort Le Boeuf. The fort falls to the Natives. For May reinforcements, the French receive two regiments: one Regular and one Irregular. The Regulars are sent to Oswegatchie while the Irregulars are sent to Fort Niagara.
|French Maneuvers May 1758|
The British roll on the Command Table receiving only one Command Point. With that one point, Wolfe, 2 x 5-6 Regulars and 1 x 3-5 Militia march to Trenton. Trenton now has a force under Wolfe's command of four regiments of Regulars and one regiment of Colonial Militia. What are the British planning? The Seneca near Fort Niagara rally to the British flag.
|French Maneuvers June 1758|
Drucour's Attack Against the Seneca:
British: 1 x 3-8 Seneca Warband
French: Drucour (A0D1), 1 x 5-6 Regular, 1 x 4-7 Militia
In defense of their settlements, the Seneca are prepared to fight savagely despite being attacked on two fronts.
Rigaud's Ambush of the British Regulars in the Mountains Near Oswegatchie:
British: 1 x 5-6 Regular regiment
French: Rigaud (A0D1), 1 x 5-6 Regular, 1 x 4-7 Militia
Caught on the march through unfamiliar mountains, the British are surprised by the French attack.
Two more interesting battles for Peter to resolve.