|Wolfe attacks Montcalm's hasty defenses|
After being interrupted by an unexpected British activation, play returns to the French. Still needing to accomplish more than one activation, the French tempt fate and roll on the Command Table. This time, the French receive three activations.
With these activations, Montcalm and his remaining Regulars march to Trois Rivieres and prepare for the inevitable British attack. One regiment of Regulars travels by bateaux to Trois Rivieres to lend some strength to Moncalm's defense while Drucour marches his force towards Fort Stanwix.
During July attrition, Rigaud's regiment of Irregulars disbands leaving Rigaud with one regiment of Regulars. During this season, the French lose two regiments to the ravages of hard campaigning. With only a few viable forces left in the field, the French may have to change their strategy for conducting the war. Really, only Contrecoeur's isolated force at Fort Niagara remains a threat.
|French Movements July 1758|
Wanting to hit Montcalm before any more reinforcements arrive and to capture a supply base to avoid attrition in the heat of summer, the British opt for the one automatic Command Point to set Wolfe in motion. That he does. With three regiments of Regulars, Wolfe attacks Montcalm at the settlement of Trois Rivieres.
Battle of Trois Rivieres
British: Wolfe (A4D4), 3 x 5-6 Regular regiments
French: Montcalm (A4D4), 2 x 5-6 Regular regiments.
The settlement of Trois Rivieres is situated on the banks of the St Lawrence and St Maurice rivers. Hasty works have been erected by Montcalm. Will combat favor the defense?