I am starting work on a scenario for the Plains of Abraham 1759, the battle that saw French Canada defeated. I have a quandary. In the actual battle, Montcalm believed the British were about to entrench, so he attacked before reinforcements could be called in from positions to the east (at least one battalion of regulars and some more militia) and before Bougainville could arrive from the west (1 ad-hoc regular battalion, several militia units). Wolfe had filled out his will but neglected to bring entrenching tools. Once deployed, he sent messengers for the tools.
The player will know this. Any ideas on how I put the onus of attack on the French instead of them waiting for Bougainville?
Setting up Plains of Abraham, as requested by members so they can see the French on the table. They haven't seen action in a long time. We have every battalion that fought save for the Guyenne. I thought we had all of them. There are enough French to form double ranks if we used militia in the second rank, but not enough British unless we pad their ranks with blue-coated provincials. That won't do so the regiments will be single-ranked.
I intend to take the French and attack, to see if we get the historical result. I'd rather that then go for a win. The French regulars will be line infantry in most respects but with militia morale since they incorporated a lot of militia. I will post the scenario in a few days.
Last Edit: Dec 22, 2018 20:36:09 GMT by vtsaogames