I find the state of the board completely disagreeable. Just FYI.
The continentals are faced with unhelpful movement cards, leaving an attack into southern Virginia and recruiting natives the only viable options. The battle in Virginia is two loyalists versus four continentals... and it's the only time I've ever seen the loyalists roll one hit, let alone two at once. I finally won the battle, but it took some rolling.
The patriots were the recipients of two turns in a row. The first turn saw them sail a tiny warship (why is it so small sometimes?) into Maryland... and then sail into Maryland again, as the game would only allow me to sail to the same destination twice. Am I missing something on the card? I didn't think so. Nonetheless. 6-1 odds were too much for the lone loyalist defender, and Maryland embraces freedom.
The second go was less successful, with an attack into southern Pennsylvania being repulsed by the regular defender and his lapdog loyalist buddy. The patriots did manage to recruit natives and secure Virginia... 8-5, and the south is firmly entrenched in freedom. Incidentally, I just noticed Florida on the map. Guess even back then no one cared about Florida...