This scenario has started off much better than the last one, that's for sure. Tough strategic decision for the French right off the bat.
General Dieskau and 26 total SP of inf/art spread over 6
units arrives on turn 1 via sea transport. That means you can place him
in any friendly port. A defensive-minded player -- and probably a wise
player -- would drop him in Quebec (circled on the map). I wanted to
ensure lots of action, though, so I landed him in Nova Scotia instead.
(2)3SP inf/art units occupy the French ports on the north and south
coasts, while Diesku and 20 SP attack Halifax. The British failed on
their turn to reinforce the city, and failed again to React during the
French move. Diesku takes Halifax easily for the loss of 1 step.
The British now have no overseas supply capability (per special rule
regarding Halifax) and, once the French take Grand Pre (2 hexes to the
north of Halifax), the Brits will have to retake Nova Scotia to fulfill
their victory conditions, certainly a time-consuming proposition, if
Of course, victory is that much closer in
Canada, though. Hopefully, for the French, the conquest of Nova Scotia
will go quickly and he can move Diesku to Quebec ASAP.
the British, Gov Shirley marches north and takes Crown Point. He
probably won't be able to go much farther than that, though. You really
need 4:1 odds when attacking forts, and he just doesn't have the
strength to go after Montreal.
Off the map to the west,
General Braddock failed his initiative roll and does not march on
Duquesne as planned. Students of history will count him lucky.
The British would like to take Oswego, too, for Indian recruitment
purposes. But that will have to wait. The Oneida will certainly pay for
burning Fort Stanwix.
This one's off to a good start.