The long awaited assault on Toronto still came as a shock to the garrison. A message was received by the city mayor, surrender or face a heavy artillery bombardment later this same day. The council appointed for its defence considered the demand, and declined (D4). Immediately, steps were taken to transfer the civilian population to a fleet of small vessels. Word of this evacuation was also sent to the US army, and this message was acknowledged.
On move FOUR there was a direct hit on a US siege gun (D6, followed by a D6). And the three remaining crew also failed their saving throws. Worse still, a neighbouring NG battalion suddenly broke, and being close to the table edge could not be rallied.