Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Walker Expedition to Quebec 1711

Sir Hovenden Walker's disastrous expedition to Quebec in 1711 (which saw the armada destroyed by a storm) might be another interesting campaign to wargame - as a 'what if'. Apparently 5 of the best battalions of Marlborough's army were brought over - some 5,300 of them. That plus sailors, marines and Iroquois... it could have been quite a force. Seven transports and one storeship were wrecked and some 850 soldiers drowned...the expedition was abandoned.
Pic by G Embleton from here

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