In response to this latest US campaign to capture Ontario the Empire withdrew and reduced military units along the east coast so as to muster a fair sized army in Montreal, supported by a naval flotilla. Having left a brigade to protect that city, the main army started on their march towards American-controlled Ottawa. While two brigades were sent to engage a smaller force occupying the town of Saint Jean sur Richelieu.
The American commander in Saint Jean was aware of their approach (D4), and decided to make a stand (D5). His force comprised two infantry battalions, a corps of light infantry, and a battery of howitzers. The Empire force comprised four light infantry battalions, and two light cavalry regiments.
The Empire troops approached in skirmish order
MOVE SIX. The Empire troops approached the town, and were now in rifle range. While the howitzers were obliged to cease their firing. MOVE SEVEN. Intense rifle fire from both sides, but the combination of skirmishers versus saving throws for those in buildings limited the casualties. MOVE SEVEN. The dice now favoured the Empire, D5s and D6s flowed and saving throws faltered for the garrison. Worse still, the artillery crews were de facto wiped out, obliged to test their morale, the last gunner standing surrendered. This obliged a morale test on a neighbouring unit, a half strength battalion, and it too surrendered. In turn, it obligated a morale test on a neighbouring unit. Although still in good shape, a D1 saw the American light infantry rout! With only one infantry battalion still active, and facing enemies on two sides, they took a compulsory morale test (D1) and surrendered. GAME OVER!