November – December 1759 – English back to home
Not much even in the North in November – December, as I am heading toward “better” garrison, but I am not in the wilderness anymore anyway :
Good surprise though, as I intercept a French mobile force going in the other direction :
In December, Forbes takes command of the force which arrived in Carillon :
This way, I need less supplies…
Meanwhile, my landing force in the artic North retreats [December] :
As you can see, my troops had their Christmas and their New Year Eve in a freezing ship. Sad. Very sad. The French will pay for this, too.
In the South, it is much more interesting :
The French are moving toward Georgetown, the last not match-proof city in the area. I have seen a French fleet going by, so I suppose the said fleet is suppose to take the troops away.
I am sending my forces in Savannah as fast as possible, which means by bateaux. As I am afraid of the French fleet, I will sortie my own small fleet to escort them.
In December, good news :
My small escort fleet met the much larger French fleet (which included ships-of-the-line) in front of Georgetown. After a small combat, the French… turned away and retreated !
Given how my force was outgunned and outmanned, this is humiliating for the French !
Therefore, my small force can land on Georgetown without troubles, just days after it is captured by the French :
The French quickly retreat.
So here is the situation now in the South :
Yep… They had the time to drop some garrison in the town, and my troops were not authorized to assault the structure. This will change next turn.