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Hobbes v Carnium: The Bursting of the Storm

Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:23 pm

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Here we go again - with the new Pontiac mod patch and sides reversed.
Link to the first AAR here :-

http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?t=15633

Should get a good idea as to PBEM balance after this - but mainly just interested in finding out what it is like to kick Slovenian butt before the main butt kicking on June 23rd ;)

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EDIT: Due to a forum change images in the AARs are now repeated. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a way to prevent this in older threads.

April/May 1763. The British stockades look ripe for burning.

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Pontiac attempts to gain more support.

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Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:03 pm

May/June '63. Screen showing quite a few events. Fort Pitt is under siege and Indian raiders approach the settlements at Greenbrier.

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Pontiac invests fort Detroit and recieves a small amount of supply from the habitants residing there.

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The Michilimackinac garrison repel a sizable Indian force but take 50% casualties. The Indians will be back.

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The Indians call a great council to discuss their plans!

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Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:59 pm

July/August '63. The Indians enjoy great success, burning the smaller British outposts, and taking the fort at Michilimackinac at the second attempt.

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The Erie stockade falls, hampering any British resupply attempt into fort Detroit. Pontiac achieves some success at the fort, burning a section of wall.

The small garrison at fort Edward Augustus leaves the fort in response to a letter from Captain Etherington, the commander at Michilimackinac.
Etherington orders the Augustus garrison to Michilimackinac in an attempt to restore order in the region (it will be too late!).
Fort Edward Augustus is left in the care of the friendly Menominees.

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Captain Ecuyer leads a small force of milita on a sortie from fort Pitt in an attempt to destroy the Indian village of Sawcunk at the head of the Ohio.
Officers at fort Pitt give a delegation of the besieging Indians a gift of blankets that have been exposed to the smallpox virus in a desperate attempt to infect the natives.
Shawnee and Delaware raiders roam freely among the British settlements. Fear grips the colonists as captives are taken to Indian villages; many are killed.

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Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:05 pm

August/September '63. Ecuyer is forced from Sawcunk by an Indian force led by Kiashuta.
Bouquet decides to move to support fort Pitt without allowing his men time to rest at Carlisle, a risky strategy! Small Indian groups are sent to harass him.

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Dalyell clears the portage at Niagara. Pontiac fails in an attempt to destroy a British schooner moored at Detroit using fire rafts.

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Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:31 pm

September/October '63. The Wyandots and Potawatomis, worried about reprisals, make peace with the British at Detroit and return to their villages.

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Small Indian bands continue to harass Bouquet and the supply route to fort Pitt.
Cornstalk rings the fort with some 500 braves, attempting to starve the garrison and prevent reinforcement.
Hicks gains information about British movements out of Carlisle.

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The villagers at Tuscarawas decide to torture and kill their captives for amusement.

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Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:31 pm

October/November '63. With several walls at Detroit destroyed by fire, Pontiac chances an assault.
He is repelled by the brave defenders of the fort, but without fresh supply, the garrison's position grows weaker.

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Bouquet manages to lift the siege at fort Pitt and forces Cornstalk's force to retreat to Kittanning.
The exhausted British have suffered severe losses however and with Indian warbands capturing supply between Carlisle and fort Pitt, they will face a harsh winter.

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P.S. Killing captives can cause some problems for the Indians but they got away with it this time.
The benefit is that the British will not get any VP back for rescuing the captives should they take the village they are being held in.
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Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:37 pm

November/December '63. Cornstalk makes one last throw of the dice before winter and takes the Ligonier stockade.
He is chased off by British forces, but Bouquet now finds himself several miles from the safety of fort Pitt in very cold and inhospitable terrain.

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Much ground for the British to make up come spring. That is the nature of the scenario, but will they recover their losses and be in a position to launch an offensive?

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Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:35 pm

With Indians moving to their winter hunting grounds the AAR will be suspended for a day or two.

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Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:44 pm

May/June '64. A very drunk Pontiac considers his next move.

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The British destroy the pesky village of Kittanning to the north of fort Pitt. This angers the Indians greatly. The very drunk Indians.
Rain beats down in many regions. I assume the rain will be replaced by mud, slowing any British advance.

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Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:11 pm

June/July '64. Custaloga attempts to cause trouble around Oswego.

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Pontiac is back at Detroit, but he is unable to prevent British reinforcements reaching the fort.
However the main British effort appears to be aimed at the Indian village of Junundat on the southern shore of lake Erie.
The Wyandot Indians living in the region recently signed a peace treaty with the British and take great umbrage at the unexpected assault.
The battle is lost but the Wyandots fight well and Junundat remains in native hands.

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The Indians build fire rafts in an attempt to destroy British ships moored at fort Detroit.

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Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:02 pm

July/August '64. Several British units sortie from fort Detroit and force Pontiac to abandon the siege.

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Cornstalk forces a British supply train to return to fort Frederick after an ambush and small skirmish. Bouquet leaves fort Pitt and heads west.

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Indians on lake Erie are defeated in an attempt to prevent Dalyell's failed expedition against Junundat from leaving the region.

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Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:29 pm

August/September '64. Custaloga manages to cause more than mischief around German Flatts as he forces Bradsteet's party back to Albany.
William Johnson falls ill due to the stress of having a war party so close to Johnson Hall.
I may have to decrease the chance of Johnson falling ill in the next patch :) .

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Pontiac, back at Detroit, repulses what seems like a desperate sally from Gladwyn.

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Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:22 pm

September/October '64. An outbreak of smallpox leads to death and much sickness in several of the tribes massed with Pontiac.
Just to his south Dalyell leads a detachment to destroy the village of Pottewatomis.
Cornstalk fails to prevent British reinforcement and supply from reaching fort Pitt.

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Custaloga again prevents colonel Bradstreet from marching to Oswego after a successful ambush in the Mohawk Valley. It looks like Bradstreet may have to winter at Albany.

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October/November '64. Bradstreet finally gains victory over Custaloga who is killed in the battle.

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Kiashuta is furious as his braves abandon a strong position in the forests around Sawcunk on the west bank of the Ohio, to a weaker force, superbly led by Bouquet.
A small number of Indian braves continue to defend the village itself. Not sure why this battle is shown as an Indian victory?

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Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:11 pm

November/December '64. As the Indians move to winter quarters they make an attempt to gain French support.

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The British are in the ascendancy. Plenty to play for for both sides.

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Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:22 am

May/June '65. The British begin the 1765 campaign with a daring raid against Wakatomika.
William Trent leads his small, fast moving party of Virginian rangers in an attempt to catch the Indians off guard. Unfortunatly both Kiashuta and Cornstalk are waiting.

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June/July '65. Trent manages to make good his escape from Wakatomika and disappears back into the forest.
Indian scouts report that both Bouquet and Bradstreet are on the move!

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Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:56 pm

July/August '65. Bradstreet, leading a smaller force than expected, surprises the Indians by attacking the settlement at
Michililimackinac rather than making a landing to reinforce Detroit or attacking the indians along the northwestern shores of lake Erie.
Mascouten and Sauk tribes in the area put up a good fight before retreating from the region.
Ojibwa retain control of the settlement with a weakened Bradsteet staying close to his ships laying at anchor in lake Huron.

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After seeing off Trent's rangers at Tuscarawas, Cornstalk has to yield the ground to Bouquet's Highlanders.
Heavy losses for the Indians but a Delaware tribe retains possession of the village for the moment.
After the battle the Highlanders seem to be missing Bouquet. Has he deserted them or fallen in battle?

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To the east it's really about scouting and mischief. With William Johnson's incapacity, the Cayuga intend to cause as much of the latter as possible.

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August/September '65. Many battles took place at Michilimackinac. They will become part of Mascouten and Sauk folklore. The battles of the many cuts.
The brave tribes won all until the last when Bradstreet's discipline won through. The Michilimackinac settlement falls to Bradsteet, but Bradstreet's troops have little left.
With winter coming a hungry wolf howls at the door.

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Tuscarawas is abandoned but Pontiac feels that he can secure the rest of his domain, at least for the moment.

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Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:50 pm

September/October '65. Campbell surprises the Indians by travelling the length of the Ohio and making a landing to the south of the French fort of de Chartres.
He achieves a victory but Piankashaw scouts report that his troops appear to be in poor condition.

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Cornstalk concedes the ground at Junundat to William Trent who seems to have taken command of the Highlanders in place of Bouquet.

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To the east the Cayuga arrive too late to save their village from the ravages of Browning's army.
At Michilimackinac the wolf howls forlornly as Bradstreet beds down for the winter.

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Things are not going well for Pontiac and his braves who are encamped at Chalahgawtha.
The Indians still lead by 115 VP - but the British may make that up by the end of '66 or capture all objectives. I think this will be another close game.
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Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:32 pm

October/November '65. After several battles the Indians in the Illinois manage to rout Campbell's depleted force.
In the Ohio country small skirmishes help to cement British control.

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The homeless Cayuga, filled with impotent rage, make a forced march to Niagara only to find the depot there more strongly defended than they had hoped.

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November/December '65. Winter. The Indians cling on to Chalahgawtha and fort de Chartres remains in French hands.

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Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:28 pm

October 1765
Allan Campbell dies gloriously for the British cause.
Well not really ... he is starved to death :(
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Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:48 pm

Glad to see your post my friend! It will be interesting to see your thoughts on the final few turns (without giving too much away of course :) )

February/March '66. The Indians will spend another turn at their winter hunting grounds but Pontiac makes an attempt to coerce the Illinois tribes to join the cause.
A small French garrison remains at fort de Chartres.

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Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:35 pm

March/April '66. The British move very quickly from Detroit with a light detachment of rangers to take control of the French settlement at Vincennes.
Another party of fast moving raiders led by Dalyell surprises Pontiac at Tushquegan.

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April/May '66. The British continue their rapid advance and Hopkins takes control of the French fort de Chartres. Pontiac has certainly been caught napping!

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Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:09 pm

May/June '66. Fairly quiet so far but a lot going on in secret for both sides I suspect as we come up to the final few turns ;)
The only British movement Pontiac's scouts report is to the north of Chalahgawtha.

I have no doubt that the gates of hell will open shortly!

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June/July '66. Pontiac's scouts still report no sighting of the large army he expected to be heading toward the last British objectives of Chalahgawtha and Wakatomika.
The British have built a depot in Lorain - this must be a base for the final assault. They are leaving it late! Pontiac has a few cunning plans of his own.

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Hopkins' rangers are besiged at fort de Chartres. The Indians manage to set fire to the east wall resulting in a small breach.

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July/August '66. Pontiac makes a move against Michilimackinac and the tribes laying siege to fort de Chartres manage to make another breach.

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Contradictory messages regarding the size of the British forces approaching Chalahgawtha are recieved from Indian scouts in the area.

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Here are the final British plans for probably already lost cause :(
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[SIZE="4"]June 1766[/size][/color]
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[color="Red"][SIZE="4"]July 1766[/size][/color]
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[color="Red"][SIZE="4"]August 1766[/size][/color]
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[color="Red"][SIZE="4"]The end for the brave Rangers is near[/size][/color]
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