The Seven Years War

The Seven Years War

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Set during the French and Indian War, a group of survivors must make their way through hostile Canadian territory to the "safe" British Fort but it won't stay this way for long.

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based on the story and movie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/the_last_of_the_mohicans

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The Seven Years’ War


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Historical Background


The Seven Years' War was a global military war between 1756 and 1763, involving most of the great powers of the time and affecting Europe, North America, Central America, the West African coast, India, and the Philippines. The war was driven by the antagonism between Great Britain (in personal union with Hanover) and the Bourbons (in France and Spain), resulting from overlapping interests in their colonial and trade empires, and by the antagonism between the Hohenzollerns (in Prussia) and Habsburgs (Holy Roman Emperors and archdukes in Austria), resulting from territorial and hegemonial conflicts in the Holy Roman Empire. The Diplomatic Revolution established an Anglo-Prussian camp, allied with some smaller German states and later Portugal, as well as an Austro-French camp, allied with Sweden, Saxony and later Spain. The Russian Empire left its offensive alliance with the Habsburgs on the succession of Peter III in 1762, and like Sweden concluded a separate peace with Prussia. The war ended with the peace treaties of Paris (Bourbon France and Spain, Great Britain) and of Hubertusburg (Hohenzollerns , Habsburgs, Saxon elector) in 1763. The war was characterised by sieges and arson of towns as well as open battles involving extremely heavy losses; overall, some 900,000 to 1,400,000 people died.


The North American Theatre


The French and Indian War is the common American name for the war between Great Britain and France in North America from 1754 to 1763. In 1756, the war erupted into the world-wide conflict known as the Seven Years' War and thus came to be regarded as the North American theatre of that war. In Europe, there is no specific name for the North American part of the war. The name refers to the two main enemies of the British colonists: the royal French forces and the various Native American forces allied with them, although Great Britain also had Native allies.

The war was fought primarily along the frontiers separating New France from the British colonies from Virginia to Nova Scotia, and began with a dispute over the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, the site of present-day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The dispute erupted into violence in the Battle of Jumonville Glen in May 1754, during which Virginia militiamen under the command of George Washington ambushed a French patrol. British operations in 1755, 1756 and 1757 in the frontier areas of Pennsylvania and New York all failed, due to a combination of poor management, internal divisions, and effective French and Indian offense. The 1755 capture of Fort Beauséjour on the border separating Nova Scotia from Acadia was followed by a British policy of deportation of its French inhabitants, to which there was some resistance.

After the disastrous 1757 British campaigns (resulting in a failed expedition against Louisbourg and the Siege of Fort William Henry, which was followed by significant atrocities on British victims by Indians), the British government fell, and William Pitt came to power. Pitt significantly increased British military resources in the colonies, while France was unwilling to risk large convoys to aid the limited forces it had in New France, preferring instead to concentrate its forces against Prussia and its allies in the European theatre of the war. Between 1758 and 1760, the British military successfully penetrated the heartland of New France, with Montreal finally falling in September 1760.

The outcome was one of the most significant developments in a century of Anglo-French conflict. France ceded French Louisiana west of the Mississippi River to its ally Spain in compensation for Spain's loss to Britain of Florida (which Spain had given to Britain in exchange for the return of Havana, Cuba). France's colonial presence north of the Caribbean was reduced to the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, confirming Britain's position as the dominant colonial power in the eastern half of North America.


Our Story


The story takes place in 1757, when three of the commanding officers daughters arrive from England in New York, they are surprised to find him away at battle, not wanting to take the long journey back to England without seeing their father, the girls with the help of a handsome Major join the march to the fort where their father is based. Lead by a small group of British Militia and a few scouts, they start their journey from New York to Canada but when they are turned upon by their native scouts the outcome looks bleak until they are saved by two natives and continue their journey with what is left of the militia to the “safety” of Fort William Henry.


The Characters


Daughters:
-……….. Heyward: The eldest daughter. TAKEN
-………… Heyward: The middle daughter.
-…………. Heyward: The youngest daughter.

Soldiers:
-Major ……… …………
-Soldier 1
-Soldier 2

Scouts:
-Scout 1
-Scout 2

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@Tonks of course you may! Reservations last 24 hours yet if this is a problem then PM and we'll work something out :)

@Irish wolf ahaa yes this is following the same story narrative, I have recently read the book and watched the film last night, however it will only follow the story to a certain extent, the characters are our own (only based on canon ones) and outcomes will be different :)

Re: [OOC] The Seven Years War

Can I resurve the middle child?

Re: [OOC] The Seven Years War

This looks very interesting but almost like the plot of The Last of the Mohicans.

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