Turn 36 -
Well, the only news this turn is bad news, as Alexander came up the river and captured Montreal. I have had to strip my army in Ticonderoga of pretty much all of it's strength to try and recapture it. I don't think even that will be enough, so I'll probably end up taking some units from Ft. Edward too, which will leave that whole area open to be recaptured.
Turn 37 -
This turn I recaptured Oswegatchie. I have to find something to garrison that with, because that's the path these attacks on Montreal and St. John appear to be taking. I continue to consolidate forces to attempt to recapture Montreal. I'm also recombining my forces to try again to take Wyoming.
The weather has cleared in the south, so I begin to move. Howe heads toward Charlotte, while Cornwallis moves toward Portsmouth. Have I mentioned that I could use some reinforcements? Because I could really use some reinforcements.
Turn 38 -
I'm now moving on Viginia from both the north and south. Howe and Cornwallis continue to push up from the Carolinas, while Percy moves his army from Annapolis and Baltimore down from the north on Alexandria.
Leslie has invested Wyoming, but the colonists have gathered a large force to the south. If they come to relieve the city, Leslie could be in trouble.
Erskine's army isn't in the best shape, but I need to keep the pressure on and pin down colonial forces, so they will move on Hartford where a large army is in garrison. Hamilton will again move against Albany. With the southern Champlain forces so depleted, I need to keep him from moving into that area.
My force has gathered to attempt to retake Montreal. It's going to be tough, but hopefully I have enough to pull it off. It looks like they will retake Oswegatchie. Once I get Montreal back, I'll send a sizable force down there to recapture and hold that area.
Turn 39 -
The Colonists appear to be trying their "Death by a thousand cuts" strategy again. Lots of small units running around trying to capture what they can. In the south, I have various units chasing one colonial unit. Cornwallis has been diverted to attempt to deal with a unit trying to slip around into his rear areas. Howe has beseiged Richmond. I don't expect it to hold out too long.
Percy succeeded in taking Alexandria
Battle of Alexandria
But now he's got a few weaker armies around him, so I can't move him out for fear of losing what I just gained. Plus, another unit is approaching Philadelphia, which is pretty lightly defended. I'll have to make do with what I have and hope it holds him off.
Another month of stalemate in Wyoming, although how this is considered a stalemate is beyond me.
Battle of Wyoming
Now we get to the bloodiest battle of the war, and the one that might have finally doomed my cause.
Battle of Hartford
This HURTS. I now have no major armies in the north once more, and it basically opens up the entire middle colony area to an advance. I pulled Erskine back to New York, but all he has left is Von Donop's regiment, artillery, and supplies. I hurt them badly, but they destroyed my army. And looking back, I now realize that I forgot to change Erskine's stance from assault to attack or defense. You have to watch that, that screw up on my part might have killed me.
Further north,Albany was attacked.
Battle of Albany
I'm hoping it falls this turn, as I've moved the remaining portion of Burgoyne's old force down to join in the seige.
Montreal should be retaken soon also. It needs to be soon. This is now the largest army anywhere north of Alexandria.