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321 6/12/2017 11:06:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Message Still hoping to find an opponent to close out this game . . . .
320 5/7/2017 10:41:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Message I am looking for a replacement to be the British player and take this game across the finish line.
319 5/7/2017 10:40:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Change Britain player Britain player changed from Gordon Clay to Jefferson Gray
318 4/20/2017 10:28:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Message Gary, I've set up the game. Let me know if you would rather play the Protestants. Also, let me know if you would have any interest in trying the Laskas Variant, or would prefer to stick with the original.

I've named the game for the great British historian of the Thirty Years War, whose book I read back in my college German history class. I thought I might sprinkle quotes and descriptions from Wedgwood into our Game Log periodically.

317 4/20/2017 10:27:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Message Ignore the previous message -- wrong game log.
316 4/20/2017 10:26:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Message Gary, I've set up the game. Let me know if you would rather play the Protestants. Also, let me know if you would have any interest in trying the Laskas Variant, or would prefer to stick with the original.

I've named the game for the great British historian of the Thirty Years War, whose book I read back in my college German history class. I thought I might sprinkle quotes and descriptions from Wedgwood into our Game Log periodically.

315 4/20/2017 10:23:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Message Well, thank you, Gordon. It's been fun playing with you and I'm sorry you aren't in a position to finish; I'm still thinking this one is razor-close. Perhaps we can do another game sometime.
314 4/20/2017 8:09:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Message I will withdraw, but you are a great gamer and no on could possibly recover (especially with my hand).
313 4/19/2017 11:19:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Message So, what do you want to do?

1. I could describe what the key points on the map are, and we could try and play it out. You've only got 5 more moves to make. You could find an example of what the board looks like on BGG.

2. You could resign/withdraw, and then I could solicit a replacement for the final few moves on Consim World, or elsewhere.


312 4/19/2017 2:20:00 AM 1759 Late Season Britain Message actually, don't ignore it, dang
311 4/19/2017 2:19:00 AM 1759 Late Season Britain Message dang, please ignore that.
310 4/19/2017 2:18:00 AM 1759 Late Season Britain Message
ok, let me make this very clear. I cannot look at the board because it is in vassal, which no longer works.
309 4/12/2017 10:42:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Message We'll start by focusing on the first half of my move. Rigaud moved with the under-strength Repentigny CdB unit through Carillon and Wood Creek to HCS, where you have a fort, but no garrison.

You could try for an Interception from HCN, but the only unit that can attempt the interception is the Rodgers' Rangers unit (per Rule 6.721), since this is a lone unit entering a wilderness space.

308 4/11/2017 4:17:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Message I, um, cannot get Vassal to work properly any more. So, I cannot see what this means.
307 4/10/2017 10:47:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Message You may respond, starting with Rigaud.
306 4/9/2017 11:05:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Event #4: 3 / Campaign
Activate any two leaders and their forces. Select them, then complete all actions by one before the other. No one may move more than once. Both may naval move.

Message from France:
I'll use this to activate Rigaud and the Repentigny CdB unit at Crown Point, and also Montcalm with his entire force at Carillon/Ticonderoga.

A. Rigaud & the Repentigny CdB move through Carillon and Wood Creek to Hudson Carry South.

B. Montcalm and his force will then move to HCN.


305 4/6/2017 6:37:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Message I'm out of town on a short getaway at the moment, but will try to make my move when I get home on Sunday.
304 4/5/2017 11:44:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #42: 3 / British Politics
Slide Provincial Assemblies marker one box in a favorable direction. (If French play, British player removes Provincials as needed.)

Message from Britain:
Moved the marker.
303 4/1/2017 1:10:00 AM 1759 Late Season France Message Success at last! But the citizens of Trenton must once again have put up a good fight, because the understrength Cayuga war band is destroyed.

Add another raid marker to Trenton.
302 4/1/2017 1:04:00 AM 1759 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from France:
Cayuga raid upon Trenton.
301 4/1/2017 1:00:00 AM 1759 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #38: 2 / Provincial Regiments
For each Raided marker within the Northern and Southern Departments, the French player eliminates one unbesieged Provincial unit belonging to that Department.

Message from France:
My crunch period at work is finally abating somewhat, so here we go.

1. Drucour moves from Crown Point to Carillon/Ticonderoga.

2a. The Cayuga Indian unit moves to Trenton and attempts another raid.

2b. The Mingo Indian unit moves to Ohio Forks.
300 3/22/2017 1:22:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Message Was it that obvious? I can always wait.
299 3/20/2017 11:42:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Message Can't say I'm surprised by that move. I'm in another bad patch at work through Wednesday.
298 3/17/2017 11:34:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #20: 1 / Amphibious Landing
Play after naval move along Amphib arrow. May not be played same year after Louisbourg Squadrons. The unit or force may land in a French-occupied or -controlled space (place Amphib marker).

Message from Britain:
Activate Forbes - Alex to Allegheny S.
297 3/17/2017 9:04:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Message And I, on the other hand, have nothing going on since I'm retired.
296 3/5/2017 10:39:00 AM 1759 Late Season France Message And my apologies for the delay. A trial that I had thought was going to resolve with a guilty plea is now going forward after all, so my hours at work have gone through the roof over the last two weeks.
295 3/5/2017 10:30:00 AM 1759 Late Season France Message Finally -- a decent die roll!

The raid on Schenectady succeeds, and since this is a roll on the Cultivated space column, there is no need to roll for a leader loss. Schenectady goes up in flames, and a raid marker is placed.

The Huron unit returns to its base in the Pays d'en Haut. Pursuant to Rule 10.413, Dumas elects to join them, hoping to enjoy a new anthropological experience by observing the celebrations and joining in the dancing, like Montcalm was known to do

Move file to follow.

294 3/5/2017 10:23:00 AM 1759 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from France:
Dumas's raid on Schenactady:


293 3/5/2017 10:22:00 AM 1759 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Event #2: 3 / Campaign
Activate any two leaders and their forces. Select them, then complete all actions by one before the other. No one may move more than once. Both may naval move.

Message from France:
I'll play this for the Event,

A. Bougainville moves (by water) from Oswego to Kittaning.

B. Dumas and the Huron Indian unit in Oswego move by land up the Mohawk Valley to Schenectady, where they attempt to raid the settlement.


292 2/23/2017 11:24:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Message Apologies for the delay. It's been 'round-the-clock work since last Friday, extending into the middle of the night. But I will get my move out soon.
291 2/15/2017 11:31:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Message Sorry for the delay -- my work situation has gone into overdrive. I'll try to get a move out tomorrow night.

290 2/11/2017 11:20:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Message OK, all units and leader Forbes in Alex.
289 2/11/2017 11:17:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Message Forbes.
288 2/11/2017 11:17:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 4-sided die x 1

3


Message from Britain:
Amherst 1, Bradstreet 2, Forbes 3, Wolfe 4.
287 2/11/2017 11:06:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #59: 3 / British Regulars
May not be played if British Regulars already played this season. REMOVE Place three 3-4 Regular units and a leader, if available, at any ports.

Message from Britain:
More British units. Where?
286 2/11/2017 11:04:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Message No 2nd attack at Tican? Oh well.
285 2/11/2017 12:13:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Message For a moment, I thought, "Well, at least that's closer." Then I checked the raid table and found that not only is this unsuccessful, but my Cayuga unit loses one step. They return to their village. The townsfolk of Trenton appear to maintain a careful watch!


284 2/11/2017 12:06:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from France:
Cayuga raid on Trenton.


283 2/11/2017 12:05:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #43: 2 / Raise Regiments
May not be played if Assemblies Reluctant. Within Assemblies track limits, place 4 Northern or 2 Southern Provincial units at any fortifications in their Department, or restore all Provincials of one Department to full.

Message from France:


I'll play this card for Operations points, and move units as follows:

1a. The Huron unit will enter at Niagara and move to Oswego.

1b. The Cayuga unit will launch another raid on Trenton.

2. Dumas will move from Ile aux Noix by boat movement to Oswego.


282 2/11/2017 12:42:00 AM 1759 Late Season France Message I'm with you now. I have to go to bed now, but will get a move out sometime tomorrow (I'll be at the office most of the day).

281 2/10/2017 5:43:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Message A file that shows what?
280 2/9/2017 5:54:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Message Didn't I send you z file with that?
279 2/5/2017 1:45:00 AM 1759 Late Season Britain Message OK, I CHANGED THAT TOO, ANYTHING ELSE?
278 2/5/2017 12:53:00 AM 1759 Late Season France Message It was in Post # 271:

Message from Britain:
Naval move to Trois riviers. Amphib marker placed.

Maybe it was different in your Move file, but the Journal entries are what I see first.

277 2/3/2017 11:38:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Message Well, instead, I will move Webb to Ticon, with all his units.
276 2/3/2017 11:33:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Message Trois Rivers? I moved to Ile de Orleans! Which IS connected to Louisburg by a thick red arrow. What are you talking about?
275 2/2/2017 11:52:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Message I have to say I wasn't even aware that there was a game marker that covered this, but now I see there is. I will include it on my map in the future. You can check back to Post # 214 to see when the card was played.

In addition, note that you couldn't have moved to Trois Riveres in any event, but only to the three spaces along the St. Lawrence that are connected by heavy red arrows to Louisbourg.

274 2/2/2017 9:22:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Message But the marker for this is not on the map?
273 1/29/2017 12:49:00 AM 1759 Late Season France Message Gordon, you can't do that. I played "Louisbourg Squadrons" last turn, and its effects last for the whole year. The card text states: "No Amphibious Landings this year." So you're finished with Amphibious attacks for the remainder of the game.


272 1/26/2017 11:07:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Message See file.
271 1/26/2017 11:07:00 PM 1759 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #21: 3 / Louisbourg Squad.
Play if you control Louisbourg. REMOVE? No Amphibious Landings this year. On a roll of 1-3, REMOVE, no French naval moves ever, and British may play Quiberon. (Place markers.)

Message from Britain:
Naval move to Trois riviers. Amphib marker placed.
270 1/25/2017 11:47:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Message The target, as you probably deduced, was your force at HCN, where the close quarters with many men concentrated in a relatively small space offered a fertile field for the spread of disease.

Since you have >8 units there (a total of 11), you lose the full die roll of 4 steps. You must begin by reducing your three f/s units, and then must eliminate one (I assume one of your u/s provincials) of your units.

269 1/25/2017 11:40:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from France:

268 1/25/2017 11:40:00 PM 1759 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Event #34: 3 / Small Pox
Choose a space with >4 units. Enemy eliminates steps equal to half a die roll (round up) or a full roll if >8 units present (reduce all before eliminating any). Then remove all Indians.

Message from France:
I'll play this for the event.
267 1/25/2017 11:34:00 PM 1759 Early Season France End Turn Deck was reshuffled.

266 1/25/2017 11:17:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Message For my loss in the assault, I'll reduce my f/s Marine unit.

265 1/25/2017 11:17:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Message And, of course, I would roll yet another 1, so Levis is killed in the assault -- an unfortunate loss. But at least Montcalm survives.

So, Ticonderoga/Carillon is retaken by the French. +2 DRM, and the BP track moves from BR+2 to 0.

264 1/25/2017 11:15:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

3
1
3


Message from France:
What can I say? With the +2 DRM, I inflict 4 step losses, more than enough to eliminate your u/s 22nd Whitmore's, and the fort falls. But now I have to do a leader loss check for my three leaders.

Montcalm
Levis
Vaudreuil


263 1/25/2017 11:11:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from France:
I roll on the 17-21 column with a +2 DRM for Montcalm. The British roll on the 2 column of the CRT.

French
British


262 1/25/2017 11:09:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Message As usual, a totally crappy die roll for me -- but with the +2 modifier, it becomes a 3 and that is enough to increase the Siege Level to +1, making an assault possible.

261 1/25/2017 11:08:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from France:
Siege roll at Ticonderoga/Carillon:


260 1/25/2017 11:08:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #25: 2 / Northern Indian
Play if you control Montreal. Place BLUE or--if you have a fort at Niagara-- BLUE/ORANGE Indian units totalling half a die roll (rounded up), or a full roll if French VP >4. Place units at their settlements. For every 1 you could place, you may instead restore 2 to full.

Message from France:
I'll play this to activate Montcalm, who will activate his forces and roll on the Siege Table. +2 DRM.
259 1/25/2017 1:37:00 AM 1759 Early Season Britain Message It is inside the fort.
258 1/22/2017 11:22:00 AM 1759 Early Season France Message Having viewed your move file, there is a need for a clarification. Did the 22nd Whitmore's, the sole unit you left behind at Ticonderoga, retreat inside the fort, or did it stay outside for the purpose of combat? It is sitting on top of the fort, which usually means its outside, but I'm not sure this was your intention.

Also, just so you're clear, both Drucour and Rigaud stayed with the Repentigny CdB at Crown Point/St. Frederic.

257 1/20/2017 11:59:00 PM 1759 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Britain:
I will try to pull back with some forces.
256 1/18/2017 11:11:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #44: 2 / Raise Regiments
May not be played if Assemblies Reluctant. Within Assemblies track limits, place 4 Northern or 2 Southern Provincial units at any fortifications in their Department, or restore all Provincials of one Department to full.

Message from France:
I'll use this to activate Montcalm, who will move with Levis and Vaudreuil and all of his troops except the Repentigny u/s CdB from Crown Point to Ticonderoga.

Please advise whether your army at Ticonderoga/Carillon will stand and fight or attempt to withdraw.
255 1/15/2017 12:26:00 AM 1759 Early Season France Message It's late now and I need to get to bed, but I'll continue my final moves for Early 1759 tomorrow, since you are out of cards.

254 1/15/2017 12:24:00 AM 1759 Early Season France Message Finally, a good roll. That would enable me to add 3 new f/s Indian units, or for each one of those, I can restore 2 u/s/ units to full strength. So:

1. Restore Ojibwa and Missasauga with Montcalm's army.
2. Restore Huron unit in Pays d'en Haut and Caugahanagwa with Montcalm's army.
3. Add Mingo unit to its settlement near Ohio Forks.


253 1/14/2017 11:58:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from France:

252 1/14/2017 11:58:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Event #23: 2 / Northern Indian
Play if you control Montreal. Place BLUE or--if you have a fort at Niagara-- BLUE/ORANGE Indian units totalling half a die roll (rounded up), or a full roll if French VP >4. Place units at their settlements. For every 1 you could place, you may instead restore 2 to full.

Message from France:
I'll play this for the event.
251 1/13/2017 2:15:00 AM 1759 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #7: 1 / Massacre!
Play when enemy stack of both Indian and Drilled Troops units captures a stockade space, fort, or fortress. Receive 1 VP. All Indians in the space eliminated.

Message from Britain:
Send a Lt inf from Winchester to Alleg S.
250 1/11/2017 8:45:00 AM 1759 Early Season France Message That was an NE with no losses. The Cayuga unit returns to its home settlement. I will send an additional move file with this added detail.
249 1/10/2017 6:47:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Message I'm pretty sure that's an NE with no losses, but I will have to check when I get home.

248 1/10/2017 6:46:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from France:
For the Cayuga raid upon Trenton:


247 1/8/2017 1:02:00 AM 1759 Early Season Britain Message no blockgouse card.
246 1/6/2017 1:02:00 AM 1759 Early Season France Message I'll play this for Operations points, as follows:

1. Activate Montcalm, and move him to join Levis's force at Crown Point.

2a. Activate the Cayuga Indian unit, who will move from its home settlement through Tioga-Wyoming-Station Point-Easton (infiltrating past the stockade)-Trenton (following the Delaware River south), where he will raid.

Please advise whether you have and wish to play the Blockhouse card. Either way, you may resolve the raid. I will send you a move file that contains everything except the raid resolution.


2b. Move the Delaware Indian unit to Ohio Forks.
245 1/4/2017 2:20:00 AM 1759 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #50: 1 / Call Out Militias
Place 1 Militia unit into a Militia Box or restore 2 to full strength.

Message from Britain:
In Northern theater.
244 1/4/2017 12:12:00 AM 1759 Early Season France Message Also, on the file I received from you, Bougainville & Co. were located at Naioure Bay rather than Oswego, so I will move them there.

243 1/4/2017 12:12:00 AM 1759 Early Season Britain Message Well, you see this is one thing I HATE about Vassal. If I don't get a move file then Vassal does not place it for you in a subsequent round. But, for another time I suppose.
242 1/4/2017 12:12:00 AM 1759 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #40: 2 / Stingy Provincial
May not be played if British Assemblies Enthusiastic. Choose either the Northern or Southern Department and the British player must eliminate 1 of its Provincial units.

Message from France:
I'll use this to:

a. Move the Mingo Indian to Ohio Forks;
b. Move the Shawnee Indian to Ohio Forks;
c. Move Montcalm to Ile aux Noix.
241 1/3/2017 10:58:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Message The stockade at Oswego was built in Post # 223. I'm not sure why it disappeared from your screen at some point; it was still on mine.

Also, for capturing Ticonderoga, you get +2 VPs, not +1 (per the Victory Point Table on page 1 of the Charts & Tables Display), so the VP marker goes to BR2.


240 12/31/2016 6:25:00 PM 1759 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #6: 3 / Surrender!
Play in place of a roll on the Siege Table. At Louisbourg, you must already have Siege 1 or 2. Capture the fort or fortess intact. Enemy player places defenders at his closest unbesieged fortification.

NOTE: The deck will be reshuffled before next turn's cards are dealt.

Message from Britain:
on ticonderoga
239 12/31/2016 5:57:00 PM 1759 Early Season Britain Message I will play...
238 12/31/2016 5:55:00 PM 1759 Early Season Britain Message So if you have no stockades... can you still play your card?
237 12/30/2016 1:06:00 AM 1759 Early Season Britain Message Oops. Can you send me your game file as I see no stockade at Oswego.
236 12/27/2016 2:58:00 PM 1759 Early Season Britain Message if that was bad, here's another one...
235 12/26/2016 11:54:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Message That was confusing. I didn't realize I was in the "die roll" box when I prepared the last message, Sure do wish I'd rolled that 4 a minute or two earlier!


234 12/26/2016 11:52:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from France:
Well, that sucked.

I'll add a Cayuga Indian.
233 12/26/2016 11:40:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from France:
Die roll for the Iroquois Alliance:



232 12/26/2016 11:40:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Event #28: 3 / Iroquois Alliance
Play if only your side has fortifications at Oswego or Oneida Carry West or East. British also must have Johnson within 2 spaces of GRAY settlement.Place at their settlements up to a die roll of GRAY Indian units from tribes not currently enemy. For every 1 you could place, you may instead restore 2 to full.

Message from France:
I'll play this card for the Event, since I have a stockade at Oswego.

231 12/26/2016 11:38:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Message That is enough to enable you to capture Louisbourg. -3 VPs to the British, which I believe brings us to 0 VPs.
230 12/24/2016 5:21:00 PM 1759 Early Season Britain Message File
229 12/24/2016 5:19:00 PM 1759 Early Season Britain Message Killed him. But take a casualty.
228 12/24/2016 5:18:00 PM 1759 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Britain:
Br 18
Fr 1
227 12/24/2016 5:17:00 PM 1759 Early Season Britain Message Got it. Assault...
226 12/24/2016 5:16:00 PM 1759 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Britain:
Siege
225 12/24/2016 5:16:00 PM 1759 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #61: 1 / Highlanders
If 1755 scenario, play only after 1758 or William Pitt. REMOVE Place one 4-4 Highland unit and a leader, if available, at any ports.

Message from Britain:
Another siege roll at Louisburg.
224 12/22/2016 12:50:00 AM 1759 Early Season Britain Message What name did you give our game? I cannot fid it.
223 12/19/2016 11:04:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #18: 1 / Amphibious Landing
Play after naval move along Amphib arrow. May not be played same year after Louisbourg Squadrons. The unit or force may land in a French-occupied or -controlled space (place Amphib marker).

Message from France:
I'll use this to build a stockade at Oswego.
222 12/19/2016 10:58:00 PM 1759 Early Season France Message That's a +1 to the Siege Level. You are still one level away from being able to launch an assault.


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