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Timeline; 1759

The conflict between New France and British America results in the Battle of Quebec, the final act of the Seven years war (1756-1763), and the start of the fall of the french empire.

The british won due to a lot of spectacularly good preparation. First was the scurvy problem, solved using pine beer.

Then there was the almost unnavigable St Lawrence river, which young James Cook (later captain cook) helped to map using a systematic mapping technique and little more than a sounding line.

This allowed them to get 200 british warships 1000 miles upstream into range. Wolfe built 11 redoubts, and spent days doing drills.

Then they had to fight a guerilla war against the amerind, who had reached a grudging peace with the French. In responce to the attacks, the british committed a number of attrocities on the canadian people.

Then Wolfe launched a ballistic bombardment from across the river, with cannonballs and incendiaries, which made life misserable for the french.

They tried an amphibious landing at a waterfall, which due to the terrain failed misserably.

They later snuck a lot of ships past the french controlled 'narrows', did another amphibious landing on steep cliffs, defeated the french guards, and by the end of the night had managed to land 4000 men.

Because of this, the french couldn't wait for the british to dig in and lay siege, so they went out and faced the 'thin red line', a row of musketeers two deep (instead of the usual 3), who fired into the french troups at only 30 feet away, with double loaded lead shot, which was devastating.