War Along the Great Lakes is Volume III in Worthington Games War of 1812 series.
The game uses blocks and point to point movement to recreate the fighting along the Great Lakes during the War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain. A British loss in the Great Lakes could have easily meant Canada would be part of the United States today.
During each turn each player receives action points plus random action points to activate his units for movement and combat. During combat each unit rolls dice and scores hits on opponent units. Careful planning is required not to get trapped.
Victory is determined by occupation of key terrain features and elimination of enemy units.
Due to the randomness of the action points no two games play the same. For this reason the game plays great solitaire (no solo engine - but by playing both sides).