Thursday, 3 March 2016
En avant French troops advancing, North America, 1758
A large screen of Amerindian warriors will also be confronting the advancing Colonial and British troops.
The main British line advances past the small fort, prepare to form a firing line and begin to fire on the French line.
At this point, I had taken a nap, noting that the French line seemed to be in good condition.
However, a good commander never assumes a battle is won unless it is won.
Montcalm attempts to use his Amerindians to scatter the British Grenadiers, but they are made of stern stuff.
Over the course of about a week, Ian and I played this action. The French unfortunately were never able to regain their advantage. Their Amerindians fled when confronted by the Grenadiers and only the French artillery remained by the end, the infantry having been unable to stem the British advance.
Until again Mon ami