The quality of the commanders, Contrecoeur and Amherst, means they can improve the quality of their units. From a rules perspective this increases the number of hits a unit can absorb before being eliminated. For example, a Militia unit of 6 hits will increase to 8 hits the equivalent of a Regular unit. The French improve the quality of two Regular regiments and the British one of their Militia regiments.
Each regiment is represented by 2 units on the tabletop and the following order or battle was used:
- French = 3 x Regular units (10 hits), 1 x Grenadier unit (12 hits), 2 x Regular unit (8 hits), 2 x Irregular unit (6 hits) and Artillery unit.
- British = 2 x Regular unit (8 hits), 2 x Militia units (8 hits), 2 x Militia units (6 hits), 2 x Cayugu warband (6 hits), and Artillery unit.
The French arrive on either end of the tabletop and must split their force evenly.
|Initial setup with British in the centre and French forces on either end of the tabletop.|
|British force wait for the impending battle.|
|British have some defensive earthworks manned by Militia|
|French advance and the fort artillery open fire.|
|French Irregulars move swiftly through the woods.|
|The force commanded by Contrecoeur is harassed by the Cayugu warband which has moved into the wood.|
|French Irregulars occupy the woods.|
|On the other flank British Regulars come under fire from the French Irregulars positioned in the woods.|
The middle game has the direction of attach shift towards the fort.
|The Cayugu warband is putting up a stout defence against the French advance.|
|The attack on the fort begins from both sides.|
|The Militia unit and Warband is putting up a strong defensive effort. So much so only one French unit is available to attack the fort.|
|All units are engaged in combat.|
|The French attacks were suffering for some very effective British shooting and they may have over-stretched themselves.|
|French Regulars retire out of range from the fort defenders to avoid units being eliminated and reducing the army resolve.|
|The Irregulars positioned in the woods are suffering and taking losses from Regulars.|
|British Regulars retire where they can to avoid further losses. At this point the French attack had stalled on both flanks.|
|The only effective French unit remaining was their Grenadiers who having cleared the wood, now launched themselves on the stubborn Militia and started rolling up the line.|
|French success was in the hands of their Grenadiers as the British Regular unit will turn to support the Militia.|
|The Grenadiers delivered victory for the French.|
Losses on the tabletop were:
- British - 2 Militia units, 2 Warbands, and artillery unit
- French - 2 Regular units and 2 Irregular units.
All in all a very engrossing game which went down to the wire.