Some background: In an attempt to encircle British forces in the Ohio valley, the French position a large force to cut off the English supply lines. English reinforcements swiftly come from the colonies, and launch a dual strike with English regulars from the Ohio forts. The English are repulsed, and the reinforcements are crushed by the French reserves. The French corner the English at the edge of Blinden Forest. The English know that if they retreat into the forest, they will encounter a large force of French native allies. The English and French form their lines, and prepare for battle.