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161 7/23/2024 7:43:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Lucky you. In my neck of the woods we have trouble even getting a dozen of wargames together.
160 7/23/2024 1:15:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message Sorry for the delay.. The good news is that I am at a game convention all week. I should be able to get my move in shortly
159 7/20/2024 11:54:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message It wonít change my move.
158 7/20/2024 10:10:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message Yes, elite units give a modifier but not an additional unit
157 7/20/2024 3:10:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message actually, I may have misread the rule of elites. My army is eliminated in Winchester isn't it? Theelite unit doesn't count as an SP? Can you check this and update the losses. thanks
156 7/20/2024 3:00:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #113: 2 / Washington Defenses
The Union player may place 3 forts in friendly controlled spaces, unoccupied by Confederate SPs, on or within two spaces of the Union Capital (any location) OR 2 forts in any friendly controlled spaces unoccupied by Confederate SPs. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
create army of Tennesse in Culpepper around Lee wih 8SPs
155 7/20/2024 2:51:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message nothing.
154 7/20/2024 2:51:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from Confederate:
leader losses
Confederate 1-3
Union 1
153 7/20/2024 2:50:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message 2*/3

Union now at 3 after 3 losses. retreats to Harpers Ferry.

Confederate loses elite and 1SP, n1

I'll roll for leader losses.
152 7/20/2024 2:48:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Confederate:
retreat army to Wincheter. I think this means you are also OOS.

Union +2 OOS, +1 general, +2 odds=+5drm
Confederate +5 generals, +2 OOS, commit elite +1=+8drm
151 7/20/2024 10:04:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Message Drop 1 in Frederick (5)
5 To Gettysburg pu 1 (6)
6 Chambersburg
Reaction?

If you don't intercept
7 Harpers Ferry
If no battle
8 Winchester.

File coming

150 7/19/2024 11:52:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Message retreat to Harpers Ferry.
149 7/19/2024 11:51:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Confederate:
attempt retreat
require 1-3
148 7/19/2024 8:40:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #75: 2 / Western Concentration Block
Confederate player can either remove or demote an army commander in any state except Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Florida for no political cost. OR Confederate Player may move 5 SPs using Strategic Movement (rail connections only) to the same space with a Confederate General who is then activated and must attempt to enter a space with at least one or more Union SPs or fort. If a general casualty occurs in a battle caused by this card, the Commanding General is eligible, this is an exception to the rules. See 4.5 Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
Act Pope and 1
1 Baltimore pu 3 (4) ; 1 left in Baltimore
2 DC
3 Manassas pu 2 (6); Manassas 1
4 Frederick.

Reacrtion. File coming
147 7/19/2024 8:26:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Message I thought it was too!
146 7/18/2024 10:17:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message no campaign cards from me. File is up.

Well done last turn with saving Washington. I thought it was game over. But you completely turned it around. Well done.
145 7/18/2024 10:16:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

144 7/18/2024 10:16:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Forest and Morgan to Culpepper and Wheeler to WEldon
143 7/18/2024 10:14:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 99-sided die x 3

19
22
15


Message from Confederate:
all normal generals to Culpepper, no need to roll.

Cav Generals as follows
Highest 2 to Culpepper and lowest to Weldon.

Rolls in Alphabetical order
142 7/18/2024 10:09:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message SMs

* 1 Confederate SP moved Selma to Culpepper.
* 1 Confederate SP moved Tupelo to Culpepper.
* 1 Confederate SP moved Monroe to Culpepper.
* 1 Confederate SP moved Pensacola to Culpepper.
* 1 Confederate SP dropped off at Nashville.
* 1 Confederate SP moved Nashville to Culpepper.
* 1 Confederate SP dropped off at Dover, TN.
* 1 Confederate SP moved Dover, TN to Culpepper.
* 1 Confederate SP moved Savannah to Culpepper.
141 7/18/2024 10:07:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message all make it.

* 1 Confederate SP placed at Wilmington, NC.
* 1 Confederate SP placed at Charleston, SC.
* 1 Confederate SP placed at Pensacola.
* 1 Confederate SP placed at Sabine City.
140 7/18/2024 10:06:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

5
3
4
3


Message from Confederate:
Blockade running from NABZ around the map, 1s don't succeed.
139 7/18/2024 10:05:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message confederate reinforcements 9
* 1 Confederate SP placed at Culpepper.
* 1 Confederate SP placed at Fort Sumter.
* 1 Confederate SP placed at Weldon.
Fort Gadson.
* 1 Confederate SP placed at Fort Gadson.
* Confederate SP set to strength 2 at Dover, TN.
* 1 Confederate SP placed at Savannah.
* 1 Confederate SP placed at Selma.
* 1 Confederate SP placed at Tupelo.
* 1 Confederate SP placed at Monroe.

I'll roll for the ports
138 7/18/2024 4:48:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

137 7/18/2024 4:48:00 PM Fall 1861 Union End Turn
136 7/18/2024 4:47:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message File coming

Over to you
Blockade now at 1 so you must roll
135 7/18/2024 4:45:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Banks Jonesborough
McDowell Cincy
Others DC
134 7/18/2024 4:43:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 999-sided die x 5

478
498
842
33
479


Message from Union:
Leaders

Stoneman to DC

Curtis
McDowell
Banks
Rosecrans
Buell

Highest Jonesborough
Second Cincy
Rest DC
133 7/18/2024 4:38:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message SR
1 SP DC (8) to Strasburg (2)
1 SP DC (7) to Manassas (2)
1 SP Jonesborough (2) Pittsburg
1 SP Jonesborough (1) to Baltimore (3)
1 SP Johnstown (0) to Harrisburg
1 SP Cincy (4) to Manassas (3)
1 SP Ft Monroe (1) to Baltimore (4)
132 7/18/2024 4:27:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Replacements
8 SP to DC (9)
1 SP Bloomington In
1 SP Coshocton OH
4 SP Cincy (5)

1 SP St Louis (2)
3 SP Jonesborough Il

131 7/18/2024 3:10:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message there is one there now. I mean from the earlier action.

Over to you for reinforcements.
130 7/18/2024 3:06:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Durn, I thought I posted it. Let me check.
129 7/17/2024 8:09:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Hi Pat,
Sorry, I didn't make a log file. Your post, seemed to suggest you were going to do one after the turn was completed.
128 7/17/2024 5:47:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Pope and 1 in York

Political Control
Union PCs in Grafton, Franklin, Strasburg, and Manassas

I see no attrition

I did not see a new file, or maybe I missed it, so I am uploading a file up to this point. Then I will do a new file with replacments and deployments

I didn't see
127 7/17/2024 5:10:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message -1SP to you too.

You may move one more space.

I have updated the fil.e
126 7/17/2024 5:10:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Confederate:
you score an instant kill on me. 1SP destroyed.

Confederate roll +0drm
125 7/17/2024 5:09:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Confederate:
attempt intercept into Baltimore with Army of Virginia
require 3 or less
124 7/16/2024 8:21:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #30: 3 / Glory Hallelujah
Union immediately receives three SPs for raising Negro troops. The SPs can be placed in any Union controlled space (even one without a LOC) that doesnít contain a Confederate SP or fort.

Message from Union:
Act Pope and 2 in Charlottesville

1 Gordonsville pu 2 (4) and Burnside
2 Culpeper
3 Strasburg drop Burnside and 1 SP (3)
4 Manassas pu Mac and 1 SP (4)
5 DC drop Mac
6 Pope and 4 attack Baltimore.
Reaction? Please roll any battle. I'll hold off before sending a file


123 7/16/2024 8:13:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Now
Hanover and Petersburg empty. Richmond 2 SP and Pemberton
122 7/16/2024 8:06:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message 0-1

1 SP elim VD and Beau to TT

Mac and 2 in Manassass
121 7/16/2024 8:01:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Union:
He makes it

CSA +1
USA +6 (leader, intercept, rebs out of supply)
120 7/16/2024 7:57:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Union:
McClellan and 2 try to intercept into Manassas
119 7/16/2024 3:11:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #43: 1 / Kansas Admitted to Union
Union immediately gains one SP in any friendly or neutral space in Missouri free of Confederate SPs. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
activate Dorn & Beauregard and 1SP in Frederick, n1
1. Baltimore, p1, n2
2. Frederick, d1, n1
3. Manassas
4. Fredericksburg
5. Hanover, d1 and Beauregard, continue alone
6. Richmond, p1, n2
7. Petersburg and stop with 1SP

file updated
118 7/16/2024 11:13:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message File coming
117 7/16/2024 11:12:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #91: 2 / Letters of Marque
Increase Confederate SW by 1. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
Act Pope

1 Alone to Weston PU1
2 Grafton PU 2 (3) and Burnside (Grafton 1)
3 Franklin pu 1 (4) (Franklin 1)
4 Staunton
5 Charlottesville drop 2 (2)
6 Gordonsville drop 2 and Burnside
7 Pope alone to Charlottesville

That should put you out of supply in Maryland
116 7/15/2024 6:04:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #34: 1 / Elite Units
Place an Elite unit marker in any space with an Army. CSA: Stonewall Bde or Hoodís Tigers. USA: Iron Bde or Wilderís Bde. Cannot be played if all elite unit markers are in play for that side.

Message from Confederate:
Add elite unit to army in Frederick.

No file. Could you kindly update please?
115 7/15/2024 5:58:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Discard random Strategy card Operations - 1 / Orphan Brigade

Message from Confederate:
Discard random card regarding Union event.
114 7/15/2024 5:53:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Yes. Same card
113 7/15/2024 4:17:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Thanks. I completely forgot.

Do you want to play the same card?
112 7/15/2024 3:51:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Oops, we forgot that an asterisk result does not apply to capitals and resource spaces. I think the rebs retreat
111 7/15/2024 2:21:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #125: 1 / Confederate Locomotive shortage
The Union player may randomly remove one strategy card from the Confederate hand, which is discarded. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
Discard 1 card
110 7/14/2024 11:52:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message neither of us are affected.

File updated
109 7/14/2024 11:51:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from Confederate:
general rolls
Confederate 1-3
Union 1
108 7/14/2024 11:51:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message 3*/3 each.

Army of Virginia n2.
stack in Washington, n3.

McLellan and 3SPs retreat to Annapolis.

Capital is displaced. -30SW.

I'll do a general roll for casualties.
107 7/14/2024 11:48:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from Confederate:
medium battle in Washington
Confederate +4
Union +4
106 7/14/2024 11:48:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message 2*/1.

Confederate wins. Fort destroyed and 2SPs. 1 loss to Confederate, n4

2. PC marker to Harpers Ferry
3. Frederick, p1, n5
4. Washington (medium battle)
105 7/14/2024 11:44:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from Confederate:
Harpers Ferry- medium battle
Confederate +4
Union +2
104 7/14/2024 11:44:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #44: 2 / Western Virginia
Place three Union PC markers in any West Virginia space free of Confederate SPs. If the space contains a Confederate PC marker, it is flipped. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
activate Army of Virginia, d1, n5
1. Harpers Ferry (medium battle Confederate +4 vs Union +2)- I'll roll and if I win, I will continue moving.
103 7/14/2024 9:53:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Grafton now 3 SP Pope and Burnside
102 7/14/2024 9:50:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #116: 2 / Confederate River Flotilla
Roll the die, if the result is greater than the Union Amphibious Assault modifier, reduce the Union Amphibious Assault modifier by one, other wise no effect. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
Act Pope and 3 in Cincy (0)

1-3 to Pittsburg pu 2 and Burnside; Pope now 5; Pitt 1
4 Uniontown
5 Grafton
6 Franklin drop 2 (3)
7 Grafton

101 7/14/2024 4:14:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message outcome is 2*/1, Confederate now 5 and Union now 1. I'll retreat Halleck and 1SP to Annapolis. You can change this.

7. Baltimore, d2, n3
8. Frederick, stop to join Army of Virginia, n6
100 7/14/2024 4:10:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Confederate:
Medium battle in Baltimore
Confederate +1
Union +1
99 7/14/2024 4:09:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Continue moving.

2. Richmond, d1, n1, p Van Dorn
3. Hanover
4. Wilderness
5. Manassas
6. Frederick, p4, d Van Dorn, n6
7. Baltimore (medium battle - Confederate +1 vs Union +1)- I'll roll for this battle
98 7/14/2024 4:05:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message * USA Strategic Will momentum flipped to DOWN (-3 momentum penalty).
* USA Strategic Will set to 90 (-10 penalty, -3 momentum penalty).
97 7/14/2024 3:14:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message I believe it is -10 for the Union
96 7/14/2024 12:03:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message 1*\1

Union army destroyed. All generals placed on turn track.
My unit is at 2 as a result of 1SP.

I donít have the rules in front of me but from memory that is a loss of VP to you and a gain for me.

I will keep moving, but just away from the file to see where to move. Iíll update shortly.
95 7/14/2024 12:01:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Confederate:
Battle of Williamsburg
Confederate +3
Union +3
94 7/14/2024 11:14:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message I will accept the intercept into Williamsburg. Please roll and continue
93 7/14/2024 12:32:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message I had better wait now. Do you want to accept this intercept?

If not, you can roll for the evade roll when the stack moves to Hanover.
92 7/14/2024 12:32:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Confederate:
intercept in Williamsburg
require 1
91 7/14/2024 12:31:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #67: 2 / J.B. Eads, Riverine Ironclads
The Union Amphibious Assault modifier is increased by two.

Message from Confederate:
Activate Smith and 3SPs in Richmond

1. Williamsburg (intercept?)
2. Hanover (evade?)

I'll roll for you on both now rather than wait.
90 7/13/2024 8:38:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #53: 1 / CSS Arkansas
Confederate may place one Ironclad in a controlled port or coastal fort space.

Message from Union:
Leader reorg
McClellen Cincy to DC
Pope Cairo to Cincy
Halleck pitt to Baltimore
Burnside HF to Pittsburg

File coming
89 7/12/2024 12:27:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message All good and nice play.

You get to play your next card now as that card is played during my action.
88 7/11/2024 10:52:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #1: 1 / Empty Haversacks
Can be played as an Interrupt card to cancel the activation of any Confederate force, OR during a Union player's turn to cause a Confederate force to immediately execute an attrition procedure. In addition, conduct Forage if force has no LOC.

Message from Union:
One moment. Cancel that activation
87 7/11/2024 9:14:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message result 3*/2

Union reduced to 3 and retreat to Annapolis.

Confederate reduced by 2, now 5 and advance into Washington.
86 7/11/2024 9:12:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Confederate:
Washington- medium battle
Confederate +4
Union +2
85 7/11/2024 9:11:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message sorry change that. drop1SP, n7
attack Washington directly.
84 7/11/2024 9:09:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message activate Army of Virginia with 7SPs, leaving 1 behind.
1. Baltimore (medium battle - Confederate +4 and Union +0)

I'll do the combat results now rather than waiting.
83 7/11/2024 7:27:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message 1-1 On to your second activation
82 7/11/2024 7:25:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
2


Message from Union:
Hanover

CSA +3
USA +2

81 7/11/2024 3:04:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #85: 3 / Minor Campaign
Conduct up to two moves or conduct one special army-size naval move. No SP, general, or army marker may be moved twice with the same campaign card. You must move a different force each move.

Message from Confederate:
I'll play this campaign card.

Activate Army of Van Dorn in Welon with 1P and Pemberton
1. Hickford
2. Petersburg
3. Richmond, p4, n5
4. Hanover - evade or battle? (Confederate +3 vs Union +2)

I'll wait to see whether you have any cards. You are welcome to roll the dice too.
80 7/11/2024 2:55:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 6 cards drawn.

79 7/11/2024 2:55:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message both generals to Welon
78 7/11/2024 2:52:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Sorry I didn't update the army. Refer to the second file.
77 7/11/2024 2:51:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message SMs for Confederate

1SP in Lewisburg to Army of Virginia, n4
1SP in Grafton to Army of Virginia, n5
2SP in Wilmington to Richmond, n4
1SP in Sabine City to Army of Virginia, n6
1SP in Ft Sumter to Army of Virginia, n7
1SP in Ft Gadon to Army of Virginia, n8

file updated
76 7/11/2024 11:22:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message File sent
75 7/11/2024 11:14:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Draw Strategy cards 6 cards drawn.

74 7/11/2024 11:14:00 AM Summer 1861 Union End Turn
73 7/11/2024 11:14:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message Deployments

1 SP Ft P& J (0) to Ft Monroe (2)
2 SP Bloomington (0) to DC (3)
1 SP Columbus OH (0) to DC (4)
1 SO ST Louis to DC (5)
1 SP Lewitown (0) to Baltimore (1)
1 SP Cincy (3) to Baltimore (2)
1 SP HF (2) to Baltimore (3)
1 SP Chambersburg (0) to DC
72 7/10/2024 7:29:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Attrition Phase.

-1 to to Army of Potomac, n2
-1 Harper Ferry, n3
-1 Army of N Virginia, n3
-1 Pittsburgh, n3
-1 Cincinnati, n4


new file updated.
71 7/10/2024 7:26:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message 1/1 each. WAshington holds.

Confederate army now at 4 and WAshington at 1.
70 7/10/2024 7:25:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Confederate:
Medium battle in Washington

Confederate +4
Union +2
69 7/10/2024 7:24:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message no luck, Burnside fails to see the threat.
68 7/10/2024 7:24:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Confederate:
Burnside attempts intercept
require 1
67 7/10/2024 7:23:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Confederate wins 3/1.

I should have also tried an intercept from Burnside. I'll roll for him now.
66 7/10/2024 7:22:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from Confederate:
Frederick (auto-victory- medium battle Union +2 versus Confederate +8)

Confederate +8
Union +2
65 7/10/2024 7:21:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #61: 3 / Ship Island/Key West
Union Blockade Level is increased by one. In addition, if Fort Philip/Jackson does not contain a CSA SP place a friendly PC marker in that space.

Message from Confederate:
Activate Army of N Virginia

1. Strasburg
2. Manassas
3. PC marker
4. Frederick (auto-victory- medium battle Union +2 versus Confederate +8)- I'll roll anyway, for casualties.

5. PC marker

6. Washington - medium battle (TBA)- I'll roll for the first combat and then resolve this one.
64 7/10/2024 6:42:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message File updated
63 7/10/2024 6:42:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message Drop 1 SP in Frederick

1 Manassas
2 PC
3 Fredericksburg
4 PC
5 Hanover
6 PC
62 7/10/2024 6:33:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Discard Strategy card Message from Union:
Well, this may be a short game

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