|Situation August 1758|
With the repulse of Wolfe at Trois Rivieres, Montcalm has time to regroup. Montreal, for now, is in no immediate threat of attack. Rather than falling back to ready the defenses of Montreal, Montcalm can remain at Trois Rivieres as fall approaches.
As expected in their situation, the French want to attempt more than one action in August and roll on the Command Table. The outcome results in only one Command Point anyway. With that one Command Point, Drucour's force to the southwest of Fort Oswego marches on Fort Stanwix. Having a more effective commander as Contrecoeur lead the attack would have been preferred but that is not to be. Garrisoned by one regiment of Regulars, Fort Stanwix must hold out against Drucour's superior force of two regiments. With the 1758 campaigning season drawing to a close, Fort Stanwix in French hands would be a welcome relief in an otherwise, hard year.
Battle of Fort Stanwix
British: 1 x 5-6 Regular regiment
French: Drucour (A0D1), 1 x 5-6 Regular regiment, 1 x 4-7 Irregular regiment.
Having fought over this ground before, Drucour is very well familiar with how to most efficiently attack the fort.