It’s the dead of Winter and all is quiet.
Here’s the current situation. We are currently +15 VPs. The sudden death victory conditions are now in effect. First side to reach +25 wins. I’ve already captured almost all of the “easy” (inland) objectives. I can get a few more points out of the southern campaign, but it won’t be enough since Charleston is way too strong for me to even attempt an assault. My army is numerous but in a weakened state, with the average Continental rgt at only 60% strength. Most of the militia have already been spent. I still have Virginia and Rhode Island, but that doesn’t really help. The VA militia is being held in reserve for if/when the British move on Philadelphia. And RI is occupied by British forces so it wouldn’t do me any good to call up their militia. Besides, I’m done with New England.
The British have an even tougher path to victory. First, they have to heavily garrison all the major cities. If I take a place like New York even temporarily now, it is over. But they also have to put together enough force to capture more coastal cities. The French fleet is in control of the southern waters. So the only ripe fruit left for the picking is in the middle colonies (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia). That happens to be where the Continentals are strongest, and they’ve just been reinforced with several Foot Regiments of French soldiers.
So the odds are in my favor at the moment. But I still think it is more likely than not that this will end in a stalemate.
< Message edited by Raindem -- 6/12/2019 2:41:43 AM >
Grab them by the balls. Their hearts and minds will follow.