|Attrition is harsh during the early stages of winter|
In Montcalm & Wolfe, winter is especially hard on troops. In addition to each turn's Supply Phase where units not on a Supply Source forage, winter has its own Attrition Phase. In winter, even stationed on a Supply Source is no guarantee of making it through winter. In winter, settlements can only exempt one non-militia from foraging while a fort or port can guarantee that two, non-militia units will not have to forage. Militia have a special demobilization roll where every militia must make this roll regardless of location.
With those preliminaries out of the way, how did the armies far during the 1756 Winter 1 Attrition Phase? The British Regulars marching out of Fort Stanwix were successful but one Regular in Fort Edward and one Regular in the Cumberland Wilderness succumbed to the ardors of winter foraging. No British militia demobilized. For the French, two militia demobilize and head back home. Those militia were garrisoned in Fort William-Henry and Quebec.
|Winter 2 Movements|
Battle of Fort William-Henry
British: Monckton (A2D1), 2 x 5-6 Regulars, 1 x 3-8 Ranger, and 1 x 3-5 Militia
French: Dieskau (A2D2), 2 x 5-6 Regulars
Can the French hold the fort or will it change hands once again?