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    The Alternative US History, by FLAnnK

    Using TAR 2.0 Thirteen Colonies Grand Campaign

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    It all starts in January 1699. The Thirteen Colonies. In January 1699, the Iroquois immediately declare war on the Thirteen Colonies, also igniting a war between Great Britain (the motherland) and France (ally of the Iroquois). In Europe, Prussia, Austria, Poland-Lithuania, and the Ottoman Empire start a complex war. The Thirteen Colonies are able to secure a trade agreement with Austria. Making a first base for cotton and fur exports besides the motherland.
    In October 1699 France openly declares war on the Thirteen Colonies, dragging the entire northern American continent in open war. The Iroquois muster a large army just south of Niagara in the Algonquin territory. Missionary Christopher Gambold leaves Boston for Iroquois Territory to try to cause a rebellion by religious interference. The goal is to buy some more time to prepare the regiments for defense.
    France sends raiding parties into Maine from Quebec and Acadia. In November 1699 resulting in the capture of the town of Caribou Mines, ME.
    No real action is taken by either Great Britain or the governor of the Thirteen Colonies. Until April 1700.

    General Dudley assembles about 1,200 troops, consisting of about 700 troops in Hessian line regiments, and leaves Boston for Maine. He attacks the French raiding party of 165 Native American bowmen and regains Caribou Mines. The raiders are driven out of Maine.

    On September 10, 1700, General Dudley arrives at Fort Nashwaak in Acadia. The Battle of Fort Nashwaak unfolds as 1,234 British troops attack 1,215 French defenders. In the close victory, 640 British lives are lost, but all but one French soldiers die.

    In July 1700, a rake by the name of Michael Simpson, is dispatched to Iroquois territory to do some damage. By September 1700 two high-ranking Iroquois war chiefs are assassinated, severely hampering the Iroquois chain of command.

    General Dudley is ordered by Shaun White, Secretary of the Army, to prepare for an invasion of Canada in April 1701. His force is expanded from about 1,200 to about 1,800 troops to perform this task. In October 1701 the last French raiding parties are driven back and traced back to Quebec city. As the French main force in Canada is in Montreal for protection of the French governor of Canada, who is meeting with the Iroquois chief to discuss an invasion of the British territories in North America, General Dudley decides to seize the opportunity. On October 12, 1701, Dudley launches an attack against the city of Quebec, which is defended by 1,823 French troops, with his force of 1,863 troops.

    Dudley's force consists of six Hessian line regiments (the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th Regiments), the 1st 'Kings Own' Light Foot Regiment, the 1st 'Boston Guards' Pike Regiment, two Militia companies from the Maine Militia, the 7th 'Royal Welch Fusilier' Regiment, the 1st 'Fraser's Highlanders' Grenadier Regiment, and the 1st 'Ratio Regum' Field Artillery Regiment. It becomes a very successful attack, with high a loss of 588. But the French lose every sole attending the battle. In retaliation, a French naval squadron blocks the harbor of London.

    One year later, in November 1702, a large invasion force of Iroquois warriors in New York returns to Iroquois Territory to deal with a rebellion caused by Missionary Christopher Gambold.


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    Update November 12, 2010
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    December 1702. A good year then suddenly becomes a very bad year. France keeps harassing the London harbor leading to a collapse of trade with Great Britain. The war in mid-Europe leads Austria to cancel their trade agreement with the Thirteen Colonies, without a proper reason given. This result in a very large outflow of cash, and in bankruptcy problems in January 1703. An aggressive diplomatic campaign is started in which British contacts in the Old World and India are used to settle new trade agreements. The Ottoman Empire and the Maratha Confederacy decide to make trade agreements. The Ottoman Empire is given a book about Empiricism to settle this agreement.

    The rebellion in the Iroquois territory leads to bankruptcy of the Iroquois. Their forces start to crumble. Missionary Gumbold travels to Detroit, where he arrives in February 1704, to cause yet another rebellion in that territory. If Detroit rebels, three territories will be in rebellion, severely putting the chances of survival for the Iroquois republic at stake... We will see!


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    Meanwhile at sea
    Since January 1700 the Thirteen Colonies have been preparing a merchant fleet of their own, independent from Great Britain. The goal is set to retrieve Ivory from the Ivory Coast of eastern Africa. On March 17, 1703, the fleet is ready, and departs from New York harbor. It consists of four merchant vessels escorted by the 48-gun heavy frigates HMS Macedonian and Guerriere, accompanied by a 24-gun Brig-of-war HMS Sea Wolf.

    Approximately 350 miles south-south-east of the coast of New England the fleet spots sails on the horizon. The merchant vessels are ordered to slowly proceed back to the coast of New England while Sea Wolf scouts ahead. The ship turns out to be the Dragon d'Argente, a privateer which has been harassing British merchant vessels in the Atlantic since the beginning of 1703. The Macedonian, Guerriere and Sea Wolf, having the winds in their back, close formation and prepare for the attack.

    After an intensive sea battle, in which the Macedonian is heavily battered and on the brink of giving up, Guerriere and Sea Wolf continue pounding the privateer with round shot. Sea Wolf, using her speed and maneuverability, and after switching to chain shot, manages to shatter the aft mast of the Dragon, after which she routs. Two broadsides later, the Sea Wolf also shatters the mid mast, after which Dragon surrenders.

    Due to the heavy damage sustained, the squadron decides to head back to New York. The merchant ships are picked up along the way. The Dragon d'Argente is repaired and refitted as a 58-gun Galleon, and renamed the HMS Dragon. Admiral Jeremy Grimston boards the Macedonian and makes its his flagship. HMS Guerriere is dispatched to the Caribbean to scout for possible merchant prizes to be taken.

    Battle of Montreal
    On April 12, 1703, General Dudley attacks Montréal. He has the command over approximately 2,000 troops from New York, Pennsylvania and Maine. The garrison at Montréal consists of approximately 1,400 French troops under the command of De Vaudreuil.
    Among Dudley's forces are the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 7th Regiments of Hessians, the Butler's Rangers, Fraser's Grenadier Regiment, the 8th and 9th British Marines, the 1st Artillery Regiment, the Boston Fencibles and two Regiments of Maine Militia.
    Montreal is conquered with 702 British lives lost, against 1,396 French souls.

    Battle of Annapolis
    On June 1, 1703, an Iroquois raiding party from Algonquin Territory, sized approximately 800 warriors, appear out of the forests of Maryland. Annapolis is unprepared for an attack and the small garrison of 555 men under Lt. Brooker is overrun. Brooker is killed. Among the dead are 218 Iroquois.
    The Thirteen Colonies are unprepared to respond to this attack and a soft approach is chosen. Annapolis citizens' are rebellious to the Iroquois conquerers and General Moore lays siege to the city with approximately 1,000 men.
    In December the Iroquois warriors are in a desperate position. The citizens are hostile to them and food and water supplies are dwindling. Control of the city parameter is so tight that the natives cannot go out to find resources. They decide to perform a night escape attempt. However, Annapolis citizens notice their movements as it is not hard to notice 700 Native American warriors moving through the streets, and General Moore is warned. In the ensuing battle, Moore retakes control of Annapolis and makes sure not a single Iroquois warrior is able to escape.

    The Navy sets sail again
    Admiral Grimston immediately leaves New York harbor after reparations and refitting work is done on Macedonian and Dragon. At approximately the same position as where Dragon was captured, two privateers are encountered, the Terrible and the Misère. The same tactic as with the previous encounter is used and both privateers are captured, with minor damage to the squadron. A prize crew is placed aboard the two privateers and the entire squadron returns to New York for yet another round of reparations.

    1704 Battle Tactics Council of War
    In December 1703 the troops head for winter quarters. In the relatively mild winter conditions in Annapolis, the southern part of the army, consisting of merely 1,000 troops, take their winter quarters while the northern part takes winter quarters in and around Montréal. General Moore visits Pennsylvania to consult the Governor about the war tactics of 1704. It is decided that the larger northern force will engage Iroquois land from the north while the southern force will be reinforced with fresh troops from the Colonies. When the southern force consists at least 2,000 men, they will move north and attack Iroquois land from the south.

    While preparations are underway, missionary and rake actions keep on terrorizing the Iroquois.


    Update November 28, 2010
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    Betrayed!
    In April 1704 the Cherokee Nations betray us! They suddenly declare war after four years of peace and trade. Without any reason they invade the lands of Carolina. War Chief Enoli with some 1,400 Cherokee warriors lay siege to Charleston while General Moore is in Annapolis, supervising repairs.

    Battle of Charleston
    A sad day. November 6, 1704.


    Just two line regiments augmented by some militia and armed citizens defend Charleston against over 1,400 Cherokee warriors. It becomes a massacre. All 1,440 defenders die.
    This action is remembered as the Charleston Massacre.

    Action at sea
    Meanwhile, Admiral Grimston, in his heavy frigate HMS Macedonian arrives off the coast of west Africa. There he encounters a privateer fleet in the process of loading ivory tusks. The fleet consists of one galleon, one heavy frigate and two Xebecs. Grimston decides to attack and sends his merchantmen on a slow course south while he prepares his heavy frigate and the three galleons Mermaid, Dragon and Dolphin for battle. The brig-of-war HMS Sea Wolf is ordered to lay low and join the battle as harassment (shooting at the rigging) once the battle is ongoing. As the privateers leave the port, Grimston attacks.

    Unfavorable winds lead Grimston to order the Sea Wolf to join the squadron as least-in-line. It is decided to meet the approaching privateer fleet in line formation. By putting the three galleons, being the sturdiest ships, in the front, followed by the Macedonian which is in turn followed by the Sea Wolf (loaded with round shot now, to fend off the Xebecs), an appropriate 'welcoming party' is prepared.


    The 'welcoming party'.

    As the battle develops, Grimston immediately notices an opportunity to sail through the enemy's formation, while being able to stay in line formation himself.


    The Gap that Grimston spotted

    This maneuver puts the entire squadron in a favorable position: being able to batter lighter ships to starboard and portside while the enemy's bow or stern is exposed. The enemy's heavy frigate catches fire from the second broadside received and turns toward the line formation, exposing its bow to a very dangerous crossfire made up by one of the three galleons and the Macedonian.


    HMS Macedonian (right) and a galleon put crossfire on the enemy's flagship.

    To get himself out of his miserable position, the enemy flagship's commander turns its flagship toward the wind but rams a friendly Xebec in the process. The two ships entangle and both surrender while faced by about 100 guns aiming at them from various sides.


    Enemy flagship surrenders

    The remaining enemy galleon is sandwiched by two galleons and also surrenders after a short, but tough, fight. The Xebecs are scuttled, the captured heavy frigate Profiteur is taken up in service as HMS Play and the galleon Arana Negro is taken up in service as HMS America.

    Admiral Grimston returns to America with the Macedonian, Play and Sea Wolf while the four merchantmen join the galleons and start up a profitable ivory trade route that initially totals 2714 pounds per quarter year (per turn; 4 TPY).

    Battle of Cayuga
    General Dudley, in Montréal, expresses his wishes to join Moore for the liberation of Carolina. He is ordered by the Secretary of the Army, Shaun White, to hold his position while Moore is reinforced with units from New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. In December 1704, Dudley is given the order to march south and set up winter quarters at the banks of the Saint Lawrence River. In February 1705, they cross the river with small river craft. On March 3, 1705, they knock on the door of Iroquois held Cayuga in the heart of Iroquois territory, prepared to deliver payback for the cruelties indicted to British lives in the Battle of Annapolis.

    The 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 7th Hessian Regiments, the 1st Light 'Butler's Rangers' Regiment, 1st 'Fraser's Highlanders' Grenadier Regiment, and 8th and 9th British Marine Regiment augmented by two Maine Militia Regiment, one regiment of Boston Fencibles (yes, all the way from MA), and the 1st Artillery Regiment take part in the Battle of Cayuga on March 4: 1,974 combined Hessian/British soldiers vs. 2,048 Iroquois warriors.


    First 'Fraser's Highlanders' Grenadier Regiment: the best unit taking part in the Battle of Cayuga, March 4, 1705


    8th British Marine Regiment charging Iroquois warriors. By the display of such bravery the Iroquois turn tails.


    Fraser's Highlanders earning their battle commemoration

    808 lives are lost while all 2,048 Iroquois lives are taken. Cayuga is now under British control and Iroquois forces are retreating back to Iroquois lands. Detroit is in heavy rebellion leaving only Fort Niagara to be conquered.

    Meanwhile, in the South
    With the first money streaming in the Colonies made by the lucrative Ivory trade, General Moore is reinforced. Moore travels from Virginia to Charleston. Several regiments have not joined his army yet and so Moore's army is followed by several regiments that will join him in the liberation of Charleston. It is rumored that under these regiments, there are fresh British elite regiments just arrived in New York. Rumors about the 12th 'Yorkshire West Riding' Regiment and even the 11th 'King's Own' Regiment speed-marching to the South...

    To be continued....


    Update Nov 29, 2010
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    1705
    Missionary William Penn moves to Savannah, Georgia and then on to Tellico in Cherokee lands. His objective is to cause rebellion by religious interference, thereby making sure no Cherokee reinforcements will arrive in the Carolinas.

    Admiral Grimston returns to New York harbor in June with Macedonian, Play, and Sea Wolf and repair and refit work commences.

    The Secretary of the Army is replaced by Cedric Abbott due to retirement of Shaun White. His decision is to follow White's course, for now.

    In October 1705, after meeting his reinforcements, General Moore moves to Charleston. The territory supports the 13 Colonies, they want the Cherokee out. Moore lays siege on Charleston in December, setting up winter quarters all around the city.

    Liberation of Charleston
    On June 6, 1706, a large army under War Chief Pecumseh arrives at the siege of Charleston to liberate War Chief Enolia under siege by General Moore. The battle looks hopeless as over 2,200 warriors are dispatched against a siege army of 1,800 British troops.

    In the ensuing battle the British elite regiments eventually run. The only remaining army consists of some 45 horses, including 29 Moore's Guard, and 85 men under which 45 of the 2nd Light, who ran out of ammo.
    War Chief Enoli is still alive at this point and is marching towards the small line with about 170 warriors.

    By charging into a horse trap, Enoli is killed which luckily leads to a full retreat of his remaining army. It becomes a close victory. The 11th 'Kings Royal' and 12th 'Yorkshire West Riding' Regiments later regroup at Charleston to rejoin Moore's army. Heavy losses on both sides will result in a relatively peaceful period now, or will it...?
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    awesome

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    Brilliant Flannk ! +rep

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    Flannk,shall i move this into the AAR section ?
    And maybe you could post screenshots as well,that would be really great imo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ♔MorganH♔ View Post
    Flannk,shall i move this into the AAR section ?
    And maybe you could post screenshots as well,that would be really great imo!
    If you can make it a thread in an AAR section, okay. I don't want my posts to be loose posts in an AAR section, because they're not really AAR's, and because the posts together are meant to become one story. Other man's AARs will interfere and make the story unreadable if my posts were to become loose posts.

    How do you make screenshots?

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    Flannk - maybe place all the literature in the first post only?? as it is getting messy following the story mate

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    You could download and then use Fraps;http://www.fraps.com/download.php

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    Like Morgan said, some screenshots would be great

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    1706
    General Moore moves his army to the border of Carolina and Georgia. In the meantime, units dispatched from his main army repel all remaining Cherokee warriors from Carolina following the restoration of Charleston. Meanwhile, the Northern Army under command of General Dudley is reinforcing its units following the losses incurred while taking Cayuga from Iroquois hands.

    A small rebellion is crushed by Dudley and a relative peaceful period starts.

    A crushed small rebellion in Cayuga territory

    Inconveniences
    While on the move from Pennsylvania to Carolina, a small army (about 400 men) is ambushed in July 1706 by a raiding party of about 800 Iroquois warriors who hid in the forests of Maryland. The army consists of the 3rd 'Leakes Jessups Loyalist' Light Corps, the 16th Royal British Marine Regiment and the 19th Regiment of Foot. Two Hessian regiments (about 330 men) are immediately dispatched from Annapolis to repel these invaders.


    AMBUSH!


    Iroquois leader of the raiding party

    While the Iroquois force speeds towards the main 'army', the two Hessian regiments march in the back of the Iroquois force.


    Hessian line regiments moving at the back of the Iroq force

    The main force is easily overthrown by the Iroquois and so the Hessian line regiments are targeted next. Heavy losses are incurred at British side.


    Main British force turns tail and Iroquois target remaining Hessian line regiments

    Being severely outnumbered, the Hessians try to hold their ground but quickly see that this battle is just hopeless.


    Just one remaining Hessian regiment trying to hold ground against an overwhelming number of Iroquois warriors

    The battle is lost, many good men lose their lives. Out of the original force of 735 men, 376 men perish. The remaining force regroups in Williamsburg, VA, leaving Annapolis, MD, undefended. The Iroquois raiding party takes this opportunity to attack Annapolis on July 23, 1706. AGAIN!

    Losing Annapolis again
    The garrison at Annapolis only consists of one Maryland Militia Regiment. Civilians are quickly turned into a fighting force and the whole unit gathers behind a stone wall just outside the town.


    Second, or third, lost the count here, Battle of Annapolis


    Maryland Militia watching the Iroquois force moving on their position, this does not look good...

    After being able to fire two volleys into the charging Iroquois force, the garrison surrenders and Annapolis is lost, again.


    The Loss of Annapolis, 1706

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    Georgia
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    On March 10, 1707, General James Moore decides to attack Savannah, Georgia, which is now only defended by a relatively small force of Cherokee due to the civil problems in Cherokee territory. (Caused by religious unrest.)

    The Southern Army under General Moore consists of:
    the 1st Regiment of Horse and 88 additional Native American irregulars on horseback from Maryland
    three Hessian regiments (the 3rd, 5th and 10th)
    the 11th 'Kings Royal' Regiment, 12th 'Yorkshire West Riding' Regiment, and 13th Royal British Marine Regiment
    an additional 135 Native American irregulars on foot
    a company of Moore's Rangers and the 2nd 'Company Select Marksman' Light Regiment
    some Carolina Fencibles and some Georgia Militia also join the fight
    In total 1,459 men vs. 735 Cherokee


    Order of battle


    The 11th King's Royal Regiment's first battle in North America

    A line is formed with the line regiments in the center, augmented by Native American forces to its right-hand side (flankers) and light infantry on the left-hand side (flankers). The line moves forward and the far-left side of the line makes first contact with the enemy.


    At the left-side of the line, 12th Yorkshire West Riding opening fire

    The flanking parties on the left hand side (two light infantry regiments) fire from cover in the woods and a Hessian regiment charges the attacking warriors.


    To the left: two light regiments firing from cover of woods. Yorkshire West Riding (YWR) firing on Cherokee. A Hessian regiment charging.

    While in combat with the Hessian Regiment, under fire from the YWR and the flanking party, cavalry (Native Americans on horseback) is ordered to charge the Cherokee from behind.


    Native American allies on horseback firing before charging Cherokee at the rear

    Then, contact is also made on the right-hand side and British Marines and Hessians open fire on this side of the line.



    The flanking parties on the left-hand side are charged by an additional band of Cherokee warriors from the north and are therefore ordered to retreat behind the line.


    Left-hand flanking parties (2nd Company Select Marksmen and Moore's Rangers) retreat behind the line

    The Cherokee chief turns tail and is subsequently charges by Native Americans on horseback, ending the battle.



    Battle result:


    Savannah is captured! Moore establishes resupply lines with Carolina and dispatches the good news to Secretary of the Army Cedric Abbot. The Secretary is pleased by good news after hearing the bad news from Annapolis. He dispatches orders to Moore to stay in Georgia while reinforcing his army and orders Dudley to stay in Iroquois lands while reinforcing. He notifies Moore and Dudley about his intentions to create a third large army, the Army of the Middle, with the initial goal of homeland protection against further Iroquois invasions.

    In April 1707 a force of British regulars is dropped in French controlled Newfoundland.

    In May 1707 Cherokee forces are spotted moving inlands towards their main stronghold in Cherokee Territory to contain civil unrest caused by Protestant missionaries. The garrisons at St. Augustine, FL, and Tellico are getting smaller in size.

    In June 1707 the newly created Midden Army is placed under the command of the son of Secretary of War Cedric Abbot, General Eric Abbot. The initial size of the Midden Army is almost 2,000 men.

    In July 1707 rake Simpson is executed in Iroquois territory while on a mission to sabotage fur trade in this region.

    On to Annapolis to finally drive to Iroquois scum out of our lands!
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    Taking back what is rightfully ours
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    General Eric Abbot, son of Secretary of War Cedric Abbot, attacks Annapolis, Maryland on September 19, 1707. His force consists of new elite regiments shipped in from England. His troops number 1,941 vs 1,021 Iroquois warriors under War Chief Barboncito.


    Order of battle, Third or Fourth Battle of Annapolis, September 19, 1707

    General Abbot's force consists of:
    14th, 15th, and 16th Royal British Marine Regiments
    2nd 'Fraser's Highlanders' Grenadier and 3rd 'Nottinghamshire Grenadier' Regiments
    17th and 18th Hessian Regiments
    21st 'Yorkshire West Riding' Regiment and 22nd and 20th 'Johnson's Royal Regiment of New York'
    3rd Light 'Leakes Jessup's Loyalist Corp.' and 4th Light 'Company Select Marksmen' Regiments
    19th Regiment of Foot


    2nd 'Fraser's Highlanders' neatly in line waiting for something to show up to shoot at


    3rd 'Nottinghamshire Grenadiers' Grenadier Regiment, looking good

    A large line is formed and the Iroq force is spotted. Because they are spotted to the far left-hand side of the line, the line is redrawn. Then, the Iroq suddenly charge while the new line is still in process of being formed.


    Redrawing the line of battle


    Unexpected charge by Iroquois Lancers. Repelled by British Marines.

    The Iroquois lancer charge is repelled easily and the line of battle is formed. Flanking parties are set up to the right and left hand sides and then Iroquois warriors charge the line.



    Dudley orders the flanking elements of the line of battle to close in, thereby creating a U shaped line of battle, capturing the enemy in very effective crossfire.


    Crossfire enabled new U-shaped battle line in process of forming, Iroquois charge ineffective and turned

    Following three to four volleys in crossfire, all Iroquois flee the battlefield.


    Entire Iroquois force routing


    2nd 'Company Select Marksman' Light Regiment in pursuit of routing Iroquois forces

    Battle result: Annapolis re-re-retaken!!!! Iroquois force annihilated.


    Following this victory, the British forces in North America now consist of a very sizable force (est. 3,500 men in Midden and Northern Army). Cedric Abbot orders Generals Dudley and Eric Abbot to the border of Iroquois held Niagara for winter quarters and the order to strike the city of Niagara in a combined assault to take place in June 1708.














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    Niagara
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    In June 1708, the armies of Dudley and Abbot awake, assemble, and march towards Niagara.


    Dudley's Northern Army (top army) and Abbot's Midden Army ready to assault Niagara

    About 4,000 troops besiege Niagara and, under the command of General Dudley, manage to capture Niagara, eliminating Iroquois resistance entirely.


    Battle of Niagara, June 12, 1708


    Iroquois broken

    After hearing the report of the successful capture of Niagara, Secretary of War Cedric Abbot meets with General Moore in Charleston, Carolina, about the possibility of capturing St. Augustine in Florida. Because St. Augustine was captured by Cherokee forces from Spain, Moore expects that the city is protected by a fort and does not want to go into Florida without artillery support. Abbot travels back to Boston and subsequently orders the recruitment of the 2nd Artillery Regiment which finishes training in December 1708.


    Finally! Now let's move to Florida!

    General Dudley moves his reshaped Northern Army (made up of the best regiments of the Midden and Northern Army) to the border of Niagara and Detroit territories after hearing reports from rake Orval Hickey that the last remaining Iroquois settlement is located there.


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    Detroit
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    General Dudley moves to Detroit after hearing from Hickey that no warriors are present in Detroit. The Iroquois really seem broken and only armed civilians seem present. Over a period of 30 days during December 1708 the army of Dudley moves towards Detroit, dragging cannon over soft winter roads.

    On December 31, 1708, after having celebrated Christmas while marching, Detroit is besieged.


    2,337 men managed to get to Detroit through winter conditions

    Order of battle:
    Light Infantry Regiments: 1st 'Butlers Rangers', 3rd 'Leakes Jessup's Loyalist Corps', 4th 'Company Select Marksmen'
    Foot Regiments: 17th and 18th Hessian, 19th
    Elite Regiments: 1st and 2nd 'Fraser's Highlanders', 3rd 'Nottinghamshire Grenadiers', 8th 9th 14th 15th and 16th Royal British Marine Regiments, 21st 'Yorkshire West Riding' and 20th and 22nd 'Johnson's Royal Regiment of New York'
    Artillery: 1st Artillery Regiment
    Irregular/Skirmishers: Boston Fencibles


    1st Artillery Regiment opening fire, guarded by Royal British Marines


    Formation of line, first contact, artillery pounding


    Left hand of line under attack, attack repelled by flanking movements


    Scouts spot next unit, simple line formation moved forward to intercept


    First Regiments arrive in line, open fire, Iroquois warriors route


    Routing Iroquois warriors regain courage, return to charge line, formation of Dudley's U-form line to enable crossfire


    Caught in very deadly crossfire, Iroquois route

    A U-formed line is formed by General Dudley as employed by Moore in the Battle of Savannah. This U-form is then left standing while light infantry long-range units (e.g. Company Select Marksmen) move forward to spot and harass the enemy. The enemy is then lured back to the line, while the line forms to create a perfect welcoming party. The line then moves forward to capture the enemy in crossfire, causing very heavy casualties in short time. This process was repeated by General Dudley in the Battle of Detroit until the enemy's general fled.


    Enemy general caught in crossfire


    Fleeing enemy general pursued by General Dudley himself

    The resulting victory leads to total annihilation of the Iroquois tribes.

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    Florida
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    In January 1708, now being able to contact the Colonies directly due to the close proximity of Detroit to Upper Louisiana, an envoy from King Louis XIV of France meets General Dudley in Detroit. Demands are made by France to turn New York and Upper Canada to French control in exchange of peace. Dudley accepts these terms but makes his own demands: France must turn over all of its territories in North America, and Alsac-Lorraine in Europe, to British control, and must give insight into all acquired research!

    The offer is declined...

    In February 1709 the Battle of St. Augustine commences. General Moore, now also commanding the 2nd Artillery Regiment, moves almost 2,300 men into Florida. Elite regiments under his command include the 11th 'Kings Royal', 12th 'Yorkshire West Riding', and 1st 'North Carolina Highlanders' Guard Regiments.

    After setting up battle formations, it becomes apparent that the cannon are incorrectly placed and are not able to put shot on the wooden stockade protecting St Augustine. Moore decides to try to lure the enemy out, leaving the stockade intact.


    Long-range Native American musket troops harass the enemy on the walls of the small wooden stockade protecting St. Augustine

    Responding to harassment by long-range light infantry units, the Cherokee charge out of their fort, precisely what Moore wanted.


    Charging Cherokee turn light infantry units in rout


    Battle line moved forward, light infantry returns behind line, battle line engages Cherokee


    Cherokee route, lancers attack light infantry and are turned back by foot regiments

    Battle result: St Augustine is ours!!


    The capture of St Augustine gives access to the lucrative Caribbean sugar trade, improving budget balance. But it also opens a border with France. And all this, while the Cherokee are not yet conquered...


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    In November 1709 a French fleet appears at the eastern coast of Florida and is able to land a huge force of French troops. General Moore in St. Augustine prepares defenses but reports reach St Augustine that the French are moving west towards Lower Louisiana. It looks like the French are still unaware of the change in command at Louisiana's neighbor and that French orders are running behind the army's actions.

    In 1710 General Abbot and Dudley move towards Cherokee Territory from Niagara and the French army first noticed in Florida marches into Cherokee Territory in April 1710. In June, reports reach Abbot, Dudley, and Moore about a rebellion in Tellico which is now under Spanish control. Dudley moves into Virginia, while Abbot returns to Detroit.

    Since there is no declaration of war between the Colonies and Spain, Tellico can't be used to attack Cherokee Territory. The presence of the large French force in Cherokee Territory is perceived as a threat to the Colonies and preparations are under way to counter them.

    Generals Moore and Dudley decide to team up, creating an army of about 5,000 men, and counter the French force. However, the French move into Tellico creating a window of opportunity for Moore and Dudley to seize control of Cherokee Territory.


    Dudley and Moore prepared to invade Cherokee Territory

    While Dudley and Moore prepare to assault Chicasa, the French force moves into Niagara, then into Pennsylvania and then back to Niagara.

    On May 24, 1711, Moore and Dudley attack Chicasa.


    Battle of Chicasa: Final Battle of the Cherokee
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    General James Moore takes command of the combined Southern and Midden Army consisting of a total of about 5,000 men and lays siege to Chicasa which is defended by about 2,500 Cherokee warriors.


    Order of battle


    General James Moore, himself

    A simple, large line formation is formed which is moved forward while light infantry regiments scout ahead. Several Cherokee units are defeated this way before contact with the main force is made.


    Big Line attacking initial units

    When contact is made with the main force, the line is tightened and flanking units are closed in to create the well known U form.


    Cherokee under attack at far right-hand side of line. Formation of U form is underway


    British Marines and North Carolina Highlanders in melee

    The Cherokee look broken and the relatively small core part of the line is moved towards to Cherokee chief.


    Cherokee Chief under artillery fire


    Main core of line moved into forward positions

    This turns out to be a tactical error as more Cherokee units are still in the field then first thought.


    Carolina Fencibles killed the Cherokee Chief. They themselves are in the process of routing due to losses incurred

    However, despite the tactical error, the Caroline Fencibles manage to kill the Cherokee chief but due to the heavy losses they incur, they rout immediately after. The line is closed again and the remaining Cherokee force routs quickly after that, giving the Colonies yet another VICTORY!


    Battle result: pretty okay

    The destruction of the Cherokee and Iroquois tribes severely weakens the battle capacity of France in Northern America. However, as Dudley and Moore were attacking the Cherokee, the French force lays siege to Niagara.

    But that, my friends, is another story.

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    is this campain map of hole america
    or the same

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