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ARP196 Rhode Island Campaign

April 11, 2021

The Continental Army, backed by New England militia, attempts to capture the British garrison at Newport.  The French Navy agrees to secure the waters around the island and contribute to the assault.

After a storm damages the French fleet and a British relief fleet is sighted, the French sail for Boston.  The Americans must retreat from the island before they are surrounded.

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