The year is 1816. President Benedict Arnold made the Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon Bonaparte thirteen years previous. Defeated at Leipzig and driven from the French throne by the Sixth Coalition, Bonaparte fled to New Orleans. There French loyalists rallied around their emperor. They seceded as a US territory and declared themselves New France (Burgundy?).

Napoleon's army marched northward, following the Mississippi river. Now it approaches Arnold, a Missouri town still loyal to the United States. They prepare to defend themselves, but with Napoleon to the south and Saint Louis to the north, can they hold out long enough for President Jefferson to send troops to save them?