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821 9/7/2023 2:00:00 PM 1811-1812 France Message Great, will setup game when I get home tonight
820 9/7/2023 1:42:00 PM 1811-1812 Britain Message Sure
819 9/7/2023 11:49:00 AM 1811-1812 France Message Any interest in starting up a game this weekend?
818 8/31/2023 1:31:00 AM 1811-1812 France Message Sounds good; whenever you're ready
817 8/28/2023 9:44:00 AM 1811-1812 Britain Message Ok

Computer is going in for repair so I shall be dark for a bit
816 8/26/2023 12:53:00 PM 1811-1812 France Message I think I'm going to concede at this point. I don't think I have the forces to stop you from just pushing on a broad front. Even with the somewhat safe buffers of Gib and Lisbon + 2 resources, I don't see a way my situation improves without several very lopsided combats. Thank you for the wonderful teaching game! And thank you for your very helpful hints, commentary and analysis. Super helpful for me to get a better understanding of the game and strategy

Interested in a rematch with Emperor Gareth in command?
815 8/26/2023 12:44:00 PM 1809-1810 France Message Fascinating. That was very good to see. And actually really stuffed me (had Diplomatic Marriage I may have tried to do something clever with the Spanish, but clearly not going to happen now. And that double deployment is nasty, will have to be cautious of that going forward with the Brits
814 8/26/2023 12:43:00 PM 1811-1812 Britain Message Now I am walking

Suggest you sleep on your decisions
813 8/26/2023 12:42:00 PM 1811-1812 Britain Message So you got to see Double Deployment and what happens if you end up with more cards than you are allowed to have.

it is a good thing to be able to engineer
812 8/26/2023 12:41:00 PM 1811-1812 Britain Message Prussia also has 1 in RG
811 8/26/2023 12:40:00 PM 1811-1812 Britain Draw Strategy cards Dealt 1 to Sweden
810 8/26/2023 12:40:00 PM 1811-1812 Britain Draw Strategy cards Dealt 3 to Prussia
809 8/26/2023 12:39:00 PM 1811-1812 Britain Russia: Play Strategy card as Operations #66: 6 / Europe Exhausted
You have six CPs. Modify this turn's Peace die roll by adding a number equal to the current Turn number. Must be played as an event. Return to the deck after the Peace die roll.

Message from Britain:
This was what I was given by Parliament, so I was worried I might have to play it rather than hold it

Spain to neutral

Turks to Friend
808 8/26/2023 12:38:00 PM 1811-1812 Britain Message Now:

Nations still in excess of their Maximum Hand Size select
excess cards to discard for their CP value in Diplomatic Track
buys (8.1). However, Pact status cannot be obtained or broken
during this Phase. CPs in excess of possible Diplomatic buys
are forfeit.
807 8/26/2023 12:38:00 PM 1811-1812 France Draw Strategy cards Dealt 6 to France
Dealt 2 to Turkey
Dealt 2 to Spain
Dealt 1 to Denmark
806 8/26/2023 12:37:00 PM 1811-1812 Britain Russia: Discard random Strategy card #76: 3 / Treaty of Tilsit

Message from Britain:
805 8/26/2023 12:37:00 PM 1811-1812 Britain Message She now have 6 and can only have four

So one is discarded for a resource n 2
804 8/26/2023 12:36:00 PM 1811-1812 Britain Draw Strategy cards Dealt 4 to Russia
803 8/26/2023 12:36:00 PM 1811-1812 Britain Message Now for Russia, she kept cards over and will probably be above max hand size so

Upon completion of Mulligans and any Subject Neutral
draws, any nation with unplayed cards remaining from theprior Turn adds them to its Hand.
•5. Nations in excess of their Maximum Hand Size (14.32) must discard one card at random, but gain a Resource.
802 8/26/2023 12:35:00 PM 1811-1812 Britain Draw Strategy cards Dealt 4 to Austria
801 8/26/2023 12:35:00 PM 1811-1812 Britain Draw Strategy cards Dealt 4 to Britain
800 8/26/2023 12:34:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain End Turn
799 8/26/2023 12:34:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain Message Ratsibon Kut Kon +5

Munich 6

Linz Bag +6

Grodno 5

Corfu RG Sevast 1

Fleets:

Agean

BS

GoB

Flags:

munich ratisbon Franconia
798 8/26/2023 12:32:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain Message Russia 8

1) RG1 to Moscow
2-8) bagration +6 Jutland to Linz


Free deployment:

Kut takes 1 Moscow, 1 St Peters Kon +3 Grodno to Raitsobon
797 8/26/2023 12:29:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain Message Austria 8

Build 4 Vienna

Scwarz takes 3 Vienna to Venice


Venice Chas Scwarz +12

Tyrol John 2

1 each Salz Prague Vienna
796 8/26/2023 12:27:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain Message Brits 6

Refit fleet in Cornwall
Extra deployment:

Beresford +4 to Antwerp

Free Deployment:

Wellington Moore +2 from Venice, take 2 from hannover and 1 Swede from Jutland to Brussels

Antwerp Beresford +4 (and a Swede and Swede flag)

Brussels Wellington Moore +4 and a Swede

Flags:

Romagna hannover and all of Denmark except capital

Fleets:

1 each:

Wmed (with frigates) NS EC MAO BoB Cornwall
795 8/26/2023 12:24:00 PM 1809-1810 France Message He seemed unimportant
794 8/26/2023 12:23:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain Message Also some guy and 7 troops in Milan
793 8/26/2023 12:21:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain Message Ok then
792 8/26/2023 12:20:00 PM 1809-1810 France Message French
9CU to Paris:
Lannes takes 3CU Paris, 2CU Bordeaux, 1CU Marseilles and goes to Zurich

Flag Lisbon, Gibraltar
Picardy Davout+6
Paris Soult+6
Zurich Lannes+6
Marseilles: FR Sqd
W Med FR SqdX2
Naples Ney +1
791 8/26/2023 12:19:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain Message To you for France

I will take the dogs out
790 8/26/2023 12:18:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain Message Danes RG2

Copenhagen 2

RG: Fleet


789 8/26/2023 12:18:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain Message Swedes 2

Build 1 Stockholm

Gus takes 1 Stock +2 Svealand to Stavanger

Stav Gus+3

Jutland Sted+2

Antwerp 1 +Flag

Fleet in BS
788 8/26/2023 12:16:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain Message Spain RG4

Madrid 4

Navarre Blake +4

Galicia and Cadiz 1

RG Cas+1

Fleets:
WMed
TS
787 8/26/2023 12:15:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain Message Turks RG4

Yusuf Mustapha +11+1CP

1 in RG
786 8/26/2023 12:15:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain Message Prussia 8

Build Kliest +2

Blucher takes Kleist +5 to Lorraine

Brussels Bulow +3

Ardennes Brun+4

Lorraine Blucher Kliest +8

Berlin Breslau Leipzig 1 each

Flags

Rottderam
brussels
Ardennes
Lorraine
Munster
baden
Wurt

785 8/26/2023 12:10:00 PM 1809-1810 France Message I did notice the gap and had played it out around how Nappy could strike, but at the time the Brits had too many cards and I didn't want to see everything in Italy get gobbled up, especially with no capitulation, and the Russians were in a position to come and help.

I think per your point, I needed to be better at keeping the French armies supporting each other. Far too many casualties in even-ish fights. Would have had Davout, Soult and Lannes all full this turn (or close to it), but the loss of Lannes' army and Spanish cannon-fodder makes me skeptical I would be able to hold on.

Definitely would like to at least see the interphase / what cards I have, but I agree with you 95% likely that the French position is going to collapse on itself here. Would be interested in playing another game, swapping sides though.
784 8/26/2023 12:06:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain Message There are a few things I would like to show you in the Interphase, but I also would not blame you if you look at your cards and don't want to play it out after doing that.


783 8/26/2023 12:03:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain Message There was a sliver of a gap between Brunswick and Bulow in the West and Kutusov around Munich that was mostly screened by Blucher.

If you had had pre-empt it might have been worth trying to get into my backfield, and especially if you had had Capitulation

This is one reason I have been spending peace die roll with Asutria, so that Britain and Russia have larger hands to challenge for pre-emption
782 8/26/2023 11:59:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message For option 1; against a disciplined and coordinated coalition (such as you usually get in 2 player) you don't always get an opportunity

I kept everybody more or less in range of everybody else, didn't give you an opening and methodically encircled and demolished Davout and Rotterdam

However in a five player game - the coalition members will often race each other for keys and get tired and impatient


781 8/26/2023 11:55:00 AM 1809-1810 France Message Yeah, I think at that point I was stalling a little bit to save Horse Artillery and also let the Austrians run out their cards. But in hindsight, probably should have forced the issue
780 8/26/2023 11:53:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message I think you made a mistake sending Castanos to clear italy, because I think you realised you didn't want him flagging Naples so you marched him back up and sent Ney back down.

If you were going to go for option2, best bet would have been to hit Wellington and either kill him or drive him over the mountains where he can be screened against
779 8/26/2023 11:52:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message When you are French in that situation you have two options:

1 Sit back and wait for them to overextend and give you an opening

2 Aggressively try and smash someone before they can get together
778 8/26/2023 11:50:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message I was feeling OK right up until Dos de Mayo. That definitely complicates things quite a bit

You had the right idea about using Scarce Forage

You had the right idea about using the Spanish as cannon fodder
777 8/26/2023 11:50:00 AM 1809-1810 France Denmark: Change Nation Owner to Neutral Message from France:
776 8/26/2023 11:50:00 AM 1809-1810 France Spain: Change Nation Owner to Neutral Message from France:
775 8/26/2023 11:49:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message You need to go to Nations Overview to send Spain and Denmark neutral
774 8/26/2023 11:49:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message Just as well
773 8/26/2023 11:49:00 AM 1809-1810 France Message I was feeling OK right up until Dos de Mayo. That definitely complicates things quite a bit
772 8/26/2023 11:49:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Britain:
I will not burn because my situation is 95% likely to get better
771 8/26/2023 11:48:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message You are correct
770 8/26/2023 11:48:00 AM 1809-1810 France Message I won't burn a card
769 8/26/2023 11:48:00 AM 1809-1810 France Message Talleyrand I think was played
768 8/26/2023 11:46:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message peace on 6, I don't think we have any modifiers

France to decide
767 8/26/2023 11:46:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message Tight but I did get there

The other thing taking Lisbon and Gib does is give you a bit of a buffer against key loss
766 8/26/2023 11:45:00 AM 1809-1810 France Message Peace on 5?
765 8/26/2023 11:44:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message France
+3 Naples Gib Lisbon
-3 Brussels Nassau Munich
+2 Resource = +2

Britain
+3 Hann, Christ, Emp
-3 Naples Gib Lisbon
+1 Swedes = +1

Austria 0

Russia
+1 Munich
+1 Resource = 2

So +2 v +3
764 8/26/2023 11:41:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message Wait

Forgot about Emperor Commands

Britain will take Christiana
763 8/26/2023 11:40:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message All of them

Russia gains a resource n 1

Danes go neutral

baggy and Sted withdraw to Jutland

Christiana will go to Austria
Britain will take Jutland and Stavanger

2CU and fleet to RG
762 8/26/2023 11:38:00 AM 1809-1810 France Message Ooof, brutal
761 8/26/2023 11:38:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Britain:
Ceded duchies
760 8/26/2023 11:37:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Britain:
Conquest of Danes

6 or more at +4

+3 Conquest Mod
+1 Duchy
759 8/26/2023 11:37:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message I don't see any attrition
758 8/26/2023 11:36:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Russia: Play Strategy card as Event #69: 6 / Dos de Mayo
Move Spanish Consul two boxes on Diplomatic Track. May break Pact status. A Neutral Proxy will play this event only to break a Spanish Pact. Not playable in 1905.

Message from Britain:
I got this from the Depot

Spain to French Aide

Unflag Oporto and Abruzzi

Cas+5 to RG
757 8/26/2023 11:34:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message No I had it from the start

I had Sappers earlier but had to play it to keep the Prussian pact, so that was less of a sure thing

But it did pay off
756 8/26/2023 11:32:00 AM 1809-1810 France France: Play Strategy card as Operations #16: 5 / Conscripts
A leader of your choice is given two more Units of its nationality - even during battle. The added Units may exceed the Commander's Command Rating even if it is moved into the battle. Afterwards those Units would be subject to normal command restrictions. Can be played even AFTER seeing all battle dice for two extra die rolls in that battle.

Message from France:
Very nicely played - did you have Depot Captured or just picked it up from Parli?

(1) - (3) Ney +1 to Naples
(4) Flag Naples
(5) Refit Sqd Marseilles
755 8/26/2023 11:30:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message France
754 8/26/2023 11:29:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Russia: Draw Extra Strategy Card Message from Britain:
Draw 2
753 8/26/2023 11:29:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Russia: Draw Extra Strategy Card Message from Britain:
Draw 1
752 8/26/2023 11:29:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Russia: Play Strategy card as Event #14: 4 / Depot Captured
Any nation that has Flagged or unflagged an enemy Capital or Fortress (including its own while under enemy control) during this Impulse draws a card plus another for each Capital or Fortress so gained.

Message from Britain:
751 8/26/2023 11:29:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message Falls with no loss
750 8/26/2023 11:29:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from Britain:
Danes
749 8/26/2023 11:28:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 9

1
5
2
6
6
5
4
3
1


Message from Britain:
Baggy sieges
748 8/26/2023 11:28:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Russia: Draw Extra Strategy Card Message from Britain:
747 8/26/2023 11:28:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message My 1CP

1 MAO to Bob
1 MAO to NAO
746 8/26/2023 11:27:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Britain: Play Strategy card as Event #902: 5 / Parliament
Britain gets 1 CP to spend and chooses another nation not in the Imperial Camp to draw a card unless Britain is a Subject Neutral. RESERVE

Message from Britain:
Card to Russia
745 8/26/2023 11:26:00 AM 1809-1810 France Message Ney +1 to Genoa
744 8/26/2023 11:25:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message No intercept
743 8/26/2023 11:25:00 AM 1809-1810 France Message Picardy, not Milan
742 8/26/2023 11:24:00 AM 1809-1810 France France: Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 3 / Lancers and Uhlans
Increase or decrease Casualty disparity requirements for rout by one AFTER seeing battle results. Voided by the Form Square event.

Message from France:
Flag Milan
Davout +6 to Milan, intercept?
741 8/26/2023 11:23:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message if I attack in an Austrian impulse of course
740 8/26/2023 11:22:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message Nice little soak-off trick. Definitely want to put that to use next year!

For example here if I were to attack Nappy in Milan, he could then not stop Colerado moving up into Zurich and or flagging it
739 8/26/2023 11:19:00 AM 1809-1810 France Message Lannes did not want that second day indeed!

And that makes sense, good to keep in mind.

Nice little soak-off trick. Definitely want to put that to use next year!
738 8/26/2023 11:19:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message In HIS failing an intercept attempt has no other consequences, which is why if you are not sure people will sometimes tell you to roll and see if you succeeded or not and if you failed you don't have a decision to make

In TNW failure has consequences so you have to think if you want to do it or not
737 8/26/2023 11:16:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message France
736 8/26/2023 11:16:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message Lannes retreats alone to Franche Comte or Champagne

Blucher +3

4) Flag Lorraine
5) Brun+4 to Ardennes, leave Bulow +3

6) 1 from Breslau to Leipzig, leave 1
735 8/26/2023 11:13:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Britain:
lannes
734 8/26/2023 11:13:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

4
2
5
6


Message from Britain:
Blucher
733 8/26/2023 11:13:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message 2+2 v 2+2

Lannes really did not want a second day

Blucher now gets 8-4 = 4

Lannes himself is disrupted so all you have is the Nationality Bonus = 2
732 8/26/2023 11:12:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 7

2
5
4
6
5
6
4


Message from Britain:
Lannes
731 8/26/2023 11:11:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 9

6
3
4
5
4
3
5
6
1


Message from Britain:
Blucher
730 8/26/2023 11:11:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message No one I know ever uses those markers, the only reason I can see for them is if you somehow took a break in the middle of an impulse

Maybe if you had a monster impulse with 12CP of movement
729 8/26/2023 11:10:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message Attacking an enemy with one army so you can flag with another doesn't come up often, but it is a nice trick

(Possibly the nearest thing to soakoff this game has)
728 8/26/2023 11:09:00 AM 1809-1810 France Message No cards, can roll it up
727 8/26/2023 11:09:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message So you can't place a flag if there is an Army adjacent

But that Army has to be able to intercept

And once you have failed an interception, you can't try to intercept any more that impulse

Same is also true if you fight a battle that is not an overun
726 8/26/2023 11:08:00 AM 1809-1810 France Message That's a big fat no
725 8/26/2023 11:08:00 AM 1809-1810 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
2


Message from France:
Evade to Champagne
724 8/26/2023 11:07:00 AM 1809-1810 France Message Ahhhh, makes sense
723 8/26/2023 11:07:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message And 7.41

•2. An Active Army in a Friendly Duchy may Flag/unflag an
Adjacent unfortifed Duchy, but only if that Duchy neither
contains an enemy Formation nor is Adjacent to an enemy
Army which could intercept that placement. An Army incapable
of interception cannot prevent Flagging in an Adjacent
Duchy. An Active Army that has lost a battle in that Impulse
may not place or remove Flags.
•3. Flags may never be placed across
722 8/26/2023 11:06:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message 10.12

However, once any intercept attempt from that Duchy fails, all
remaining Formations in that Duchy lose intercept capability
for that Impulse and are marked accordingly with a “Battle or
failed Intercept” marker until the end of that Impulse. A subordinate
Army of another player may not be forced
to attempt interception with its own Battle Rating
without its consent. Likewise, the subordinate Army
may not attempt interception without the consent of
the Commander.

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