Next the French switch the attack to their left flank, sending the two Huron warbands forward. One attacks a British gun killing the crew, but the British immediately respond with three companies of infantry moving up and routing the warband, forcing the attached Huron chief to make a 'Leader retreat' move having survived a casualty roll. Now the British Grenadiers can advance and immediately rout a French infantry company for the loss of just a single figure. Rangers attempt to drive Canadian Militia out of the captured log cabin, but with a -2 dice for attacking a defended building it's a tough call and they inflict just a single casualty, and in the battle back they also lose a figure. Regulars on both sides are now beginning to square up to each other for a firefight in the centre. At this stage the Victory Point count is 3 - 2 to the British.
|The Huron Chief, forced to make a 'Leader Retreat' move after his Warband were wiped out by British Regulars and he survived a casualty check. He fell back to join his second warband.|
|Overview of the French/Indian felt flank, regulars beginning to wade across the shallow river.|
|After the Huron eliminated the artillery crew (no doubt trophy scalps were taken) the highlanders charged into them and routed them.|
|The British Right.|
|The French surge forward in the centre.|
|The French gun that helped finish off the British Grenadiers, now picking off the Highlanders.|
|Virginia Regiment advance under Colonel Washington.|
|The 5 British lost Victory Points.|
|General Braddock can do little to stop the relentless French advance.|
The finale will follow tomorrow, I can't see the British winning this game. So far I'm pleased with how it's reflecting the FIW style of fighting, I may have to look at my 'Indian' charts again to capture the speed and brutality of a Huron attack.