May – June 1760 - Heading to the frontline
In May, I am very surprise to see Montcalm actually leaving his office in downtown Montréal and actually leading the attack of the Fort de l’Isle-aux-Noix…
… to no avail. That was close, though, and the fort won’t survive another assault.
Stanwix is sent to Forbes to report on the attack : )
Meanwhile, Forbes is going North :
If I could catch Montcalm when he is at l’Isle-aux-Noix, that would be… a good surprise. As you can see, I also send more troops to l’Isle-aux-Noix.
Also note the orange lines, actually Indian scouts starting from much more in the South. They are going to be important.
In other news, I meet a new Indian leader, intercepted while he is scouting my defense in Depot Niagara :
Pontiac is one of the best leader of the game – he actually led the last war the Indian won against the colonial. You can play the outstanding mod made by Hobbes about this war.
Finally, Amherst is on his merry way.
In june, well, I am getting closer to my targets :
As expected, the Fort de L’Isle-aux-Noix was taken by the French after a furious assault :
I have respect for Claude de Contrecoeur, who led many dangerous battles for the French – but where is Montcalm ? Why did he refuse to led his troops in the assault ? Well, Montcalm went back to the comfort of Montréal. I guess he cannot live without his croissants for more than a couple weeks.
I have been a bit delayed in my offensive, so I am not quite arrived yet :
My main army is one day away from the next province, though.
My fleet with Amherst force arrived :
It looks like it takes only 25 days to land and reach Albany on foot – so why not do it. Actually, as I will discover next turn, this “calculation” do not take into account, when you are landing, your trait malus, in this case slow-mover…
Finally, remember that I sent Roger’s Rangers and a siege gun away after taking Détroit ?
Well, they almost reached the sea :