|French attack Fort Stanwix|
With winter approaching and the loss of Fort Stanwix, the British want to accomplish more than task so opt to roll on the Command Table. The resulting die roll allows the French to interrupt British maneuvers and activate one command themselves. The French use this opportunity(?) to abandon Fort Niagara and march east. Contrecoeur, Bouganville, and two regiments of Regulars march out from the fort. Is Niagara no longer worthy of holding? Perhaps the French are more interested in consolidating their positions in hopes of salvaging the war?
After the French interruption, the British once again roll on the Command Table. No activations is the result! Wanting to put pressure on Fort Oswego, the French choose to roll on the Command Table. This time, turn about is fair play. The results yields one activation to interrupt the French turn. With that one CP, Wolfe and his one Regular regiment returns to Quebec. Using Naval Transport, one militia from Trenton is shipped to Quebec.
After the British finish their interrupting move, the French, once again, roll on the Command Table. This time five activations are secured. With that, Rigaud and one Regular comes out of the wilderness and returns to Oswegatchie while both Contrecoeur and Drucour march on Fort Oswego. Both Montcalm and Dieskau are placed in Reserve. A leader and force placed in Reserve may move during their opponents turn automatically.
|Movements in September 1758|
Battle of Fort Oswego:
British: Amherst (A3D1), 1 x 5-6 Regular, 2 x 3-5 Militia, 1 x 3-8 Cayuga
French: Contrecoeur (A2D2), 3 x 5-6 Regulars, 1 x 4-7 Irregular
On defense, Amherst can boost one unit one level. On attack, Contecoeur can boost two units one level each or one unit two levels. The French will be attacking the fort from both the west and south.
Should be an interesting and important fight.