Okay, this will be spoilers for my Colonial detective story. Basically, Ashwick is a port city in Massachusetts during the American Revolution. Toward the end of the series, the Americans/French target this city because they hope by doing so, they'll cut off a supply line to the British army. Questions I'm having: Would soldiers invade and have street battles or did the fighting occur outside the city? If the invaders had cannons, what and where would they use them on? What would be the procedure when the city falls? Would the governor be forced to hand over everything to the invaders? Sign something? Would cities (port cities in this case) have forts or something? How were the civillian population treated? Keeping in mind that the majority of the civillians in Ashwick are loyalist and the Americans/French come in, how would they treat the civillians? Would I expect a mass exodus of people getting the hell out of there before the Americans/French arrived? Let's assume that the governor, instead of meeting with the enemy (if he's forced to interact with them in any way), commits suicide because he feels its the only opportunity. What happens then? Would someone else have to be appointed to deal with the invaders?) Are there any flag-replacing ceremony? Would there be a scene of the Union Jack being replaced by an American/French flag to show who the new bosses were? When the invaders have full control of the city, what do they do? What would the locals of Ashwick expect of the Americans/French when they do gain control of Ashwick? Discuss!