Violating the 4-year old undeclared peace, the French forces surge into Mittle-land, determined to avenge their previous defeats. They have prepared well for the offensive, but they must pass through the Cronkite gap to debouch onto the fair plains of Mittle-land. Britannic and Hanoverian forces seek to foil the French plans and thus battle will be joined. The French forces do not greatly outnumber their foes but they must capture three occupied towns and control the roads. Their War Minister has set an impossible goal with to little resources allotted, as usual the gallant French army must throw itself into the meat grinder of their enemies defenses in obedience to their orders.