Things are still slow on the battlefield so I’ll use the down time to talk about American Indian forces in this scenario.
In the Revolutionary War, the vast majority of native American Indians were allied with the British. A few with the Americans. The rest managed to stay neutral. But all had a stake in the outcome. Indians were pragmatic. They didn’t care about patriot freedoms or the greatness of the Crown. They chose the side that 1) they thought was going to win, and 2) stood to benefit them the most if victorious. With those criteria it was a no-brainer. A victorious Britain was much better for the Indian situation. And a British victory certainly seemed more likely at the time most of the tribes were choosing up sides. Another reason was that Britain made a greater effort, in both diplomacy and material support, to bring the Indians over to their side.
In the scenario, Indian tribes are aligned as follows:
British: Cherokee, Chicksaw, Choctaw, Creek, Delaware, Huron, Iroquois, Miami, Mohawk, Ottawa, Seminole, Seneca, and Shawnee.
Americans: Stockbridge, Passmaquoddy, St. John’s, Penobscot, Oneida, Tuscarora, Catawba.
Not only were the British allied nations more numerous, they were much more populous. Most of the indian units (a single unit is between 10 and 50 “warparties”. A warparty being roughly equivalent to a squad) start out in garrison mode. Indians allied with the Patriots all activate on a given turn. Around half of the British Indian allies will activate on a specific turn, and the rest will activate when an American unit moves next to one of them (which is what the Americans always run into when they invade Canada).
As the Americans, I like to use the Indians as scouts. But when playing the British, there are enough of them that they can ambush a militia unit who wanders too far into the hinterland. In the current game, British allied Indians captured an undefended foundry in Pennsylvania and permanently reduced American replacements. So as surprise raiders, they can be very effective.
Here is a map of all the Indian nations who took up the war path in the north.
Grab them by the balls. Their hearts and minds will follow.