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201 4/13/2017 8:31:00 PM Spring 1863 Union Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

200 4/13/2017 8:25:00 PM Spring 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Event #64: 1 / USS Kearsarge sinks USS Alabama
Union SW increased by one.

Message from Union:
I still had one card to play.

I'll play for the event.
199 4/13/2017 6:27:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Message I forgot about the rest of the turn - political phase and attrition and the start of the turn. Do you know of a way to return my cards or do we just proceed? To make it fair, you should probably draw cards and then we start with attrition.
198 4/12/2017 7:49:00 PM Spring 1863 Union Message I'm confused. Did you mean to draw cards?
197 4/11/2017 4:03:00 PM Spring 1863 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

196 4/11/2017 4:03:00 PM Fall 1862 Confederate End Turn Deck was reshuffled.

195 4/11/2017 3:57:00 PM Fall 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Confederate:
No leader loss for USA

CSA lose one leader - random determination
Forrets - 1 or 4
Pemberton - 2 or 5
Smith - 3 or 6
194 4/11/2017 3:56:00 PM Fall 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
2


Message from Confederate:
General Casualty check for battle of Elizabeth

1st die - USA - Halleck, killed on 1

2nd die - CSA - one of Forrest, Pemberton, or Smith on 1 thru 3; Jackson not eligible due to being AofM commander
193 4/10/2017 8:58:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Message 1 SP loss
192 4/10/2017 8:58:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Union:
+0 DRM
191 4/10/2017 8:19:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message USA loses 3SP and there will be a leader casualty check

Proceed with the USA attack. I will then do leader casualty check and do log file.
190 4/10/2017 8:18:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Confederate:
CSA attack on Elizabeth AR

Medium Battle
CSA attack +7DRM(+3 Jackson, +3 Forest, +1 Smith)
189 4/9/2017 4:25:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message Stay and fight.
188 4/7/2017 7:35:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message AofM will continue movement to Memphis to Madison to Elizabeth. Reaction?
187 4/5/2017 7:09:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Message Stay and fight. No interrupt cards from me.
186 4/5/2017 7:26:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Set Deck Reshuffle Deck will be reshuffled before next deal
185 4/5/2017 7:26:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Set Deck Reshuffle Deck will be reshuffled before next deal
184 4/5/2017 7:26:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #82: 3 / Foreign Intervention - Reshuffle/Remove
Either player can play this card as an EC when Confederate SW is 110+. If this is the last card in a players hand or the second to last and the player holds the Emancipation Proclamation, if the condition is met, it must be played as an EC, if not it can be played as an OC. EFFECTS: 1. Union Blockade reduced by one (cannot become greater than 4 for the remainder of the game). 2. Union -2 SP Reinforcements for the remainder of the game (Union choice). 3. Union SW reduced by 10. Remove from deck if event is played. If card is played as an OC or discarded re-shuffle deck at end of the Strategy Phase.

Message from Confederate:
Will play as OPS since CSA SW is less than 110. Will set deck to be reshuffled.

Act AoM - moves to Columbus MO - moves to Humboldt TN - reaction?
183 4/4/2017 9:28:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #51: 1 / Confederate Torpedoes
Confederate receives three torpedo counters. Must be placed in a friendly controlled port, and no more than one per space. Torpedoes provide a -1 DRM against Running the Guns and a +1 DRM against amphibious assaults.

Message from Union:
1 SP from Kansas City MO to Fayetteville AR.
182 4/3/2017 7:45:00 AM Fall 1862 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:
Replace Beauregard with Jackson as leader of Army of Mississippi. Beauregard is demoted. CSA S reduced by 5.
181 4/2/2017 2:28:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Union:
Confederate roll:
180 4/2/2017 2:28:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Union:
Medium battle

Union roll:

DRMs: +4 ratio, +1 general
179 4/2/2017 8:27:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message I don't believe there is any reaction for the CSA. As I read the rules, divisions cannot intercept nor retreat.
178 4/1/2017 7:22:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message Halleck and 6 SPs from Cairo IL to Elizabeth AR.

Reaction?
177 4/1/2017 7:11:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message 1 SP loss each, Army of the Missouri retreats.
176 4/1/2017 7:09:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Union:
Confederate roll:

DRMs: +1 general
175 4/1/2017 7:09:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Union:
Union roll

DRMs: +2 subordinate generals, +1 elite
174 3/31/2017 7:59:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message Attempt unsuccessful, battle proceeds
173 3/31/2017 7:59:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Confederate:
Pemberton will attempt to retreat
172 3/30/2017 7:41:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #86: 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 Union:
1st move:

Army of Missouri from New Madrid MO to Humboldt TN.

Reaction?
171 3/28/2017 4:09:00 PM Fall 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 2 / Contraband of War
Confederate removes two SPs (Union chooses), no more than one SP per space. Void after Emancipation Proclamation has taken effect. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Create Army of the West in Lynchburg under price
170 3/27/2017 8:36:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #66: 1 / Wilson's Creek
Either player may move up to two infantry SPs from the same space as if they were led by a General. This move is a Corps move and may enter enemy controlled spaces because the SPs are moving as if they are led by a general.

Message from Union:
2 SPs from Cairo IL to New Madrid MO.
169 3/26/2017 8:24:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #97: 1 / Davis Tours the South
Increase Confederate SW by 3.

Message from Confederate:
A VanDorn 4SP to Lewisburg to Wytheville to Lynchburg
168 3/25/2017 9:13:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #41: 2 / Gov. Isham Harris, Tennessee Confederate
Confederate immediately places two SPs in any friendly controlled space in Tennessee with a LOC (both SPs are placed in the same space). SPs may not be placed in Pro-Union spaces or one occupied by Union SPs or a fort.

Message from Union:
Hooker and 5 SP from Cincinnati OH to Parkersburg WV.
167 3/22/2017 7:12:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Message 1 SP loss.
166 3/22/2017 7:11:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Union:
+2 fort
165 3/22/2017 8:12:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message Def loses SP
No leader casualty check since odds were greater than 3 to 1

Back to you to roll for attack.
164 3/22/2017 8:10:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Confederate:
CSA attack on Franklin WV
Medium battle

+5 DRM (+1 Leader, +4 5 to 1 odds)
163 3/21/2017 7:51:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Message Interception failed.
162 3/21/2017 7:51:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Union:
Attempt intercept by Army of the Potomac.
161 3/19/2017 10:04:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #101: 3 / Chickamauga
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.

Message from Confederate:
The following for to Staunton VA where Van Dorn will be activated and move to attack Franklin VA

1SP New Orleans
1SP Dover TN
1SP Raleigh
1SP Clinton TN
1SP Memphis
160 3/17/2017 8:24:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Message According to 5.23, an Army can move when it's commanding general is activated. So, as long as the general you're activating is the commanding general, then yes.
159 3/17/2017 7:19:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message For rule 4.5, can the concentration space be a General in an Army and therefore that Army can be activated?
158 3/15/2017 8:57:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #70: 2 / Gustavus Fox, Ironclad Building Program
The Union Amphibious Assault modifier is increased by two.

Message from Union:
157 3/14/2017 4:27:00 PM Fall 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #35: 1 / Elite Units
Place an Elite unit marker in any space with an Army. CSA: Stonewall Bde or Hood’s Tigers. USA: Iron Bde or Wilder’s Bde. Cannot be played if all elite unit markers are in play for that side.

Message from Confederate:
Place Stonewall brigade with Army of NVA
156 3/14/2017 4:23:00 PM Fall 1862 Confederate Discard random Strategy card Operations - 2 / Nathaniel Lyon

Message from Confederate:
In response to USA Fall 1862 Card 1
155 3/12/2017 12:48:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #25: 1 / Confederate Railroad Degradation
The Union player may randomly remove one strategy card from the Confederate hand, which is discarded.

Message from Union:
Play for event.
154 3/12/2017 9:08:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message Proceed with the 1st card
153 3/11/2017 6:08:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

152 3/11/2017 7:44:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

151 3/11/2017 7:43:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate End Turn
150 2/17/2017 8:04:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #79: 1 / Indian Allies
Confederate immediately receives one SP in any friendly space in Arkansas (no LOC required) that is free of Union SPs.

Message from Confederate:
Place in Elizabeth
149 2/16/2017 6:54:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message I'm out of cards, so it's to you.
148 2/15/2017 8:33:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Since the attack on DC and your interception was my card 6 play, I believe it is your turn now.
147 2/14/2017 9:07:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Message Van Dorn loses his SP. Army of the Potomac loses 1 SP. Van Dorn retreats to Saunton VA.
146 2/14/2017 9:06:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Union:
Van Dorn casualty check
145 2/14/2017 9:01:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Union:
Confederate roll:

+1 general
144 2/14/2017 9:00:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Union:
Medium battle

Union roll:

DRMs: +1 general, +2 interception, +4 ratio
143 2/12/2017 6:58:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #103: 3 / Seven Days/Chattanooga
Either player may move 2 SPs using Strategic Movement from the same space using rail connections only (10 space maximum) to the same space with a General who is then activated and must attempt to enter a space with at least one or more enemy SPs or fort. OR play this card as an automatic 2 space interception. Intervening space must be friendly controlled and free of enemy SPs. The intervening space may be the one just exited by the moving enemy force. No Generals or SPs may be picked up or dropped off during the intercept.

Message from Union:
Army of the Potomac will intercept Van Dorn's force at Strasburg VA.
142 2/12/2017 4:34:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #93: 2 / Strategy Board
Union player may make a naval move with up to three SPs plus one general.

Message from Confederate:
Activate Van Dorn with 1SP - Moves to Charlottesville to Staunton to Strasbourg to Winchester to Strasbourg to Harpers Ferry to Fredrick to Washington DC

USA loses 30SW for loss of capital
141 2/12/2017 8:06:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Message No more movement. Your turn.
140 2/12/2017 7:53:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message No interception
139 2/10/2017 8:23:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #88: 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 Union:
1st move:
Army of Cumberland from Washington DC to Manassas VA, Culpeper VA, Gordonsville VA, Hanover VA, placing PC markers in Culpeper and Gordonsville. Intercept?
138 2/9/2017 6:32:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Return Strategy card to hand #93: 2 / Strategy Board

Message from Confederate:
137 2/9/2017 6:32:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Return Strategy card to hand #79: 1 / Indian Allies

Message from Confederate:
136 2/8/2017 7:30:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Return Strategy card to hand #88: 3 / Minor Campaign

Message from Union:
135 2/8/2017 7:30:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Return Strategy card to hand #103: 3 / Seven Days/Chattanooga

Message from Union:
134 2/8/2017 7:29:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message Sure we can do that.
133 2/5/2017 7:50:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Don't we both need to recall our cars 6 & 7 and replay them? Should we re-start the game from after the play of the CSA card 5?
132 1/31/2017 9:14:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message It's looks like moving the Army of Cumberland from DC to Forts St. Philip/Jackson is not a legal move per 6.12 and 6.15. If it's OK with you, I'd like to put the Army of Cumberland in Fort Monroe VA instead and you can get your SPs back in New Orleans.

Let me know what you think.
131 1/31/2017 4:05:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #79: 1 / Indian Allies
Confederate immediately receives one SP in any friendly space in Arkansas (no LOC required) that is free of Union SPs.

Message from Confederate:
Place in Camden
130 1/29/2017 11:21:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Message Union loses 1 SP, Confederates loses 2 SP.
129 1/29/2017 11:17:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Union:
Confederate

+2 general
128 1/29/2017 11:17:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Union:
Union roll

+1 subordinate general
+4 force ratio
127 1/28/2017 7:53:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Confederate:
Johnston Corp will attempt to retreat to Springfield LA
1 or 2 needed
126 1/27/2017 10:16:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #103: 3 / Seven Days/Chattanooga
Either player may move 2 SPs using Strategic Movement from the same space using rail connections only (10 space maximum) to the same space with a General who is then activated and must attempt to enter a space with at least one or more enemy SPs or fort. OR play this card as an automatic 2 space interception. Intervening space must be friendly controlled and free of enemy SPs. The intervening space may be the one just exited by the moving enemy force. No Generals or SPs may be picked up or dropped off during the intercept.

Message from Union:
Army of the Cumberland marches into New Orleans.

Reaction?
125 1/27/2017 7:03:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #93: 2 / Strategy Board
Union player may make a naval move with up to three SPs plus one general.

Message from Confederate:
J Johnston from AoNV to New Orleans
124 1/25/2017 8:05:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #88: 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 Union:
Army of the Cumberland moves from Washington DC to Forts St. Philip/Jackson.
123 1/25/2017 11:09:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #23: 2 / Bermuda Blockade Surge
Confederate immediately receives two SPs in any open Blockade Runner Port, no more than one SP per port, but more than 1SP per Blockade zone is permitted. If insufficient ports are available, the excess SPs are lost.

Message from Confederate:
1SP from Weldon to Lynchburg
1SP from Marshall to Little Rock
122 1/23/2017 7:46:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #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 Union:
Flip markers in Grafton, Weston, and Lewisburg WV.
121 1/21/2017 8:25:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Union:
no DRM
120 1/20/2017 6:46:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message SP lost for USA, Await USA attack and will then do logfile
119 1/20/2017 6:45:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Confederate:
CSA attack on Lewisburg, WV
small battle
+4 DRM = +1 Van Dorn, +3 for 4 to 1 odds


118 1/18/2017 7:07:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message No card for USA.
117 1/18/2017 8:52:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #98: 2 / Cape Hatteras Operations
Increase Union Blockade Level by 1

Message from Confederate:
Activate Van Dorn w/ 2SP, Morgan Cav
Move to Wythville VA to Lewisburg WV
Attack USA 1 SP
No CC for CSA any for USA
116 1/15/2017 11:15:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Message 1 SP each. I won't continue moving.
115 1/15/2017 11:14:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Union:
Union:
+2 opponent out of supply
114 1/15/2017 11:14:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Union:
Confederate roll:
113 1/15/2017 6:52:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message You can proceed with the battle
112 1/13/2017 9:49:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #74: 2 / Political Crisis
The Union player may remove or demote one Union general for no SW cost. The cost for promoting a general with a lower political value still applies. OR remove ANY Union non-commanding general (even second in commands) from the game.

Message from Union:
2 SPs move from Springfield MO to Kansas City MO.

Reaction?
111 1/12/2017 8:56:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #5: 1 / Dysentery
The person playing the card may remove one enemy SP from any space that contains more than one SP.

Message from Confederate:
Remove USA SP from Lewisburg WV
110 1/8/2017 10:29:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #39: 2 / Draft Riots in New York
The Union must remove three SPs (Union chooses). If possible the SPs must come from Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, or Washington DC.

Message from Union:
2 SPs from Franklin WV to Lewisburg WV.
109 1/8/2017 9:49:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #46: 1 / Pro Union Secessionist in Tennessee
Union receives two PC markers in any Pro-Union space in Tennessee free of Confederate SPs and forts.

Message from Confederate:
Beauregard sent to AoM
Price is demoted
Lee move to command AoNV
Lose 5SW for Beauregard, 4SW for Price, 2SW for Lee for total of 11SW
108 1/7/2017 8:16:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #52: 3 / Trent Affair
Confederate gains 5 SW points. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
Army of Cumberland moves from Fredericksburg VA to Washington DC, dropping off 2 SPs at Wilderness VA.
107 1/6/2017 6:52:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #29: 2 / Crittenden Compromise
Union places (or flips in border states) two PC markers in any spaces free of Confederate SPs or forts which are not Resource spaces, Blockade Runner Ports, or Coastal forts. Void after Emancipation Proclamation. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
AoT to Clinton TN to Somerset KY
106 1/5/2017 7:49:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #40: 3 / Emergency Call for Volunteers
Union receives five SPs, no more than two SPs in any space. Placement spaces must be friendly controlled, have a LOC and be free of Confederate SPs or forts.

Message from Union:
2 SPs in Fredericksburg VA, 2 in Wilderness VA, and 1 in Franklin WV.
105 1/4/2017 12:54:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message My error. Proceed with the USA turn
104 1/4/2017 12:54:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Return Strategy card to hand #29: 2 / Crittenden Compromise

Message from Confederate:
Played card out of order
103 1/3/2017 9:23:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message You have to play a campaign card if you go first.
102 1/3/2017 3:30:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #29: 2 / Crittenden Compromise
Union places (or flips in border states) two PC markers in any spaces free of Confederate SPs or forts which are not Resource spaces, Blockade Runner Ports, or Coastal forts. Void after Emancipation Proclamation. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Activate AoT - Somerest KY to Clinton, TN

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