After the successful defence of Toronto the Dominion War had largely gone quite, both sides fairly secure in their positions. But in December prominent gentlemen in Minneapolis devised a plan for a surprise Winter expedition to capture Winnipeg, a risky business but a generous bounty brought in the recruits.
The Americans were allowed to throw a dice for the number of units participating on this expedition. The Canadians were allowed to throw two dice, for the number of firing sections (three figures) that could be mustered as defenders. An additional dice confirmed that the Canadian commander was fully abreast of this expedition and all movements towards Winnipeg. The settlement was placed on a war footing, and requests for assistance were sent to other Empire garrisons. Unfortunately for the garrison, (Dice) no forces were available.
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