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361 6/25/2017 12:50:00 PM Spring 1863 Union Message Little Mac is on the turn track..he will be back.
360 6/25/2017 12:47:00 PM Spring 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #73: 1 / Ball's Bluff
The Union removes one SP (Confederate chooses) within two spaces (including a river connection) of a Confederate SP due to poor leadership. A Union SP can be removed from a Coastal fort.

Message from Union:
Oh to have a Major Campaign card right now! Sadly this is all I have..so lots of things can't be done regardless..and of the ones I can do with this card..a fort doesn't seem to be of use..reshuffling the deck chairs is premature with the stacks of generals we both have to place next season..so I guess it comes down to Grant and the AoP. Drop 2SP with Hooker. N10..attacks into Hanover
10v7
USA +5
CSA +4

CSA NVA may attempt to retreat.
359 6/25/2017 5:29:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Message Oh and are you removing Little Mac or sending him to the turn track?
358 6/25/2017 5:01:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #20: 3 / Union Arms Production Delayed
Confederate removes two Union SPs (Confederate chooses). No more than one SP can be removed from a space and the SP cannot be the last SP in the space.

Message from Confederate:
Form the Army of the West under Jackson in Dover with 5sp

Everyone is annoyed SW-2 = 85-
357 6/24/2017 8:55:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Message -10 SW N74-
356 6/23/2017 11:02:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #33: 1 / Orphan Brigade
Confederate immediately receives one SP in any friendly or neutral space (no LOC is required) in Kentucky that is free of Union SPs.

Message from Union:
Fire Little Mac. Grant to command AoP. The is an SW hit but I'll have to look it up. No one is annoyed (besides McClellan) though I think.
355 6/23/2017 10:13:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #129: 2 / USS Cairo Hits Mine and Sinks
Reduce Union Amphibious Assault modifier by 1. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Well I was stupid there, I should have delayed invading as I had plenty of time. Oh well.

Activate Jackson who moves without troops
Shreveport
Camden
Little Rock
Elizabeth
New Madrid
Humboldt
McKenzie
Dover
354 6/23/2017 7:22:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Message Of course I roll a 2. Which CSA general doesn't matter either way. USA is adjusted 6, CSA is 7 or 8. Which is 1v1.

USA N2
CSA Eliminated. All Generals to turn track.
CSA -5SW N87-
As it was a tie the AoM is considered the loser and per 7.33B the turn ends with them in Jonesboro.
353 6/23/2017 7:17:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
3


Message from Union:
3v1
USA +4
CSA +4
(AJ was moved to the turn track after you were reduced to 1SP..I checked the rules, you do it at start and/or end of 'strategy round' which is their name for each time we play a card.
352 6/23/2017 7:15:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Message I believe I am +5 for leaders

Otherwise roll away
351 6/23/2017 6:45:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #118: 3 / Mexican Supply Line
Confederate player receives 2 SP in any friendly controlled Texas space (both SPs placed in the same space). The space does not need a LOC. The space may not contain Union SPs or forts. If no eligible space exists the SPs are lost.

Message from Union:
Activate the AOM with 3SP. Attack into Jonesboro.
3v1
USA +2 leader +2 OOC =+4
CSA +4 leaders

Can't think of a card that would matter but I could be wrong. May I roll?
350 6/23/2017 4:48:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Message Sadly you are correct.
349 6/22/2017 7:38:00 PM Spring 1863 Union Message Check me on the rules..the CSA AOT can't retreat before battle as Cairo is USA, so it must stand and fight. and no matter how many plusses you have..you can't destroy more than 2SP of AOM as you are but 1SP?
348 6/22/2017 10:35:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #9: 3 / Clara Barton
Union immediately adds three SPs due to improved sanitary conditions. Place in any space (friendly controlled or not) that already contains a Union SP and has a LOC, no more than one per space.

Message from Confederate:
Fort in Paducah
347 6/22/2017 9:30:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Message AoM on 3 in Salem
AoT on 1 in Jonesboro.
346 6/22/2017 9:24:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Message Now we roll 6s! AJ to the turn track as excess General.
345 6/22/2017 9:23:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
6


Message from Union:
2*3
USA N3
CSA N1

USA Leader dies on 1
CSA Leader dies on 1-3
and you will have too many general unless one of them dies.
344 6/22/2017 9:22:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Union:
Ah you are right about retreat and yes Terre Haute to Salem to Vincennes puts us in same result. However as I picked up Cavalry I am +2 for leaders so net of +4

USA: 6v3 Ldr+2 OOS+2 = +4
CSA: Ldr+5 Int+2 = +7
343 6/22/2017 9:08:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Message We do so

USA: 6v3 Ldr+1 OOS+2 = +3
CSA: Ldr+5 Int+2 = +7
342 6/22/2017 9:07:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Confederate:
We'd better intercept
341 6/22/2017 9:06:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Message Right there's some confusion here, AoT is in Vincenees not Pana, it had to retreat back where it came from and I had missed you saying it retreated to Pana.

Anyway i had assumed AoM then went to TerrHaut which is still one away from Salem, I assume you are OK with that?

You can then do broadly the same moves through Vincennes rathr than Pana.
340 6/22/2017 8:53:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Message Convert Salem. Drop 1SP
Move to Pana..pickup 1SP with Pleaston, Butler and Fremont (AoT N1 with Burnside)
Move back to Salem..pickup SP we had dropped there.
Move to Jonesboro with 6SP.
You may intercept.
Sorry can't take both 8 pt Generals..Take Fremont, Leave Butler
339 6/22/2017 8:47:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Message Now I roll well! :(
3v1
Pope can't die
USA N5
CSA Eliminated.
338 6/22/2017 8:47:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Union:
6v1
USA +5
CSA +0
337 6/22/2017 8:46:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Message Roll away
336 6/22/2017 8:41:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #60: 2 / USS Monitor
The Union player may remove one Confederate ironclad from the mapboard.

Message from Union:
Retreat to Vincennes. Activate AoM with 6 SP. Move to Salem
6v1
USA+5
CSA+0

Card? or may I roll?
335 6/22/2017 8:39:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Message 2v1
AoT on 3 in Cairo
AoM on 6 and can retreat
334 6/22/2017 8:37:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Confederate:
Actually because you control the river you could have retreated by "sea" anyway

Medium battle
CSA: 4v8 Ldr+5
USA fort+2
333 6/22/2017 8:29:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Message Because of the Fort I can retreat upriver if I lose as I see it...roll away.
332 6/22/2017 8:29:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Message Because of the Fort I can retreat upriver if I lose as I see it...roll away.
331 6/22/2017 7:53:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #6: 1 / Ambush
Target any enemy cavalry general not located with an army and make a casualty die roll. On a die roll of 1-3 the cavalry general is killed, on a die roll of 4-6 there is no effect.

Message from Confederate:
Activate AoT
Drop 1 n3
St Louis pick up 1 n4
Salem and convert
Jonesborough (Pope fails to do anything)
Convert
Cairo
Pope can't do anything
Medium battle
CSA: 4v8 Ldr+5
USA fort+2

may I roll?
330 6/22/2017 7:36:00 AM Spring 1863 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:
Fort in Cairo.
329 6/22/2017 7:18:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #22: 3 / Josiah Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance
Confederate immediately receives three SPs in any friendly controlled space with a LOC,free of Union SPs and forts. No more than one SP per Confederate controlled state. No SPs may be placed in Pro-Union spaces.

Message from Confederate:
1 sp in St Louis
1 sp in Dover TN n5
1 sp in ANV n7
328 6/21/2017 11:31:00 PM Spring 1863 Union Message No leader deaths
327 6/21/2017 11:30:00 PM Spring 1863 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from Union:
2*v3
USA N2
CSA N4

USA retreats to Pana

USA Leader dies on a 1
CSA Leader dies on 1-3
326 6/21/2017 11:28:00 PM Spring 1863 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Union:
I forgot that I would technically be the attacker!
5v6
USA: Ldr+1
CSA: Ldr+5 Int+2 = +7
325 6/21/2017 11:29:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Message We do

Medium battle
USA: 5v6 Ldr+1
CSA: Ldr+5 Int+2 = +7

I believe
324 6/21/2017 11:29:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Confederate:
AoT intercepts AoT on 5-
323 6/21/2017 7:35:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Message Going from memory but I think that's the space where I can intercept you, do you want to go there?
322 6/21/2017 7:30:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #77: 2 / Stop the War
Union SW reduced by five points. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
Activate AoT. Drop Halleck with 2SP in Lebanon. AoT N5 move to Louisville, Bloomington, Vincennes and Salem.
321 6/21/2017 7:21:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #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 Confederate:
Actually this bit is easy. Fort in St Louis.
320 6/21/2017 7:20:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Message Sadly I am out at a client's so I'll have to cry off. Will have a go a bit later.
319 6/21/2017 7:20:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Message Convert again. Over to you.
318 6/21/2017 7:18:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Message Back to Hanover
317 6/21/2017 7:18:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Confederate:
Run away 4-
316 6/21/2017 7:14:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Message Convert Manassas. Drop 2SP, N10..move to Washington..Pickup 2SP and Buell leaving 2SP..move back to Manassas, drop Buell then to Fredericksburg so
Washington 2SP
Manassas 2SP with Buell
Fredericksburg AoP 12SP
12v6
USA +3
CSA +4
Try to retreat again?
315 6/21/2017 7:06:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Message Back to Fredericksburg, you may continue.
314 6/21/2017 7:06:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Confederate:
Actually we'd like to flee

4-
313 6/21/2017 6:45:00 AM Spring 1863 Union Message Ah yes okay..well we go forward 12v6 +3 vs +4...may I roll?
312 6/21/2017 5:41:00 AM Spring 1863 Confederate Message unless I am mistake you only have +3 modifiers

+0 for Little Mac +3 for Grant and that's it as Little Mac's leadership is less than mine you only count one subordinate general.

Let me know if that changes things for you.
311 6/20/2017 9:11:00 PM Spring 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #90: 3 / Habeas Corpus
Reduce Union SW by 2. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
Activate the AOP with 12 SP. Move directly to Manassas.
12v6
USA +4
CSA +4

You may try to retreat 1-4, play a card or may I roll?
310 6/20/2017 4:49:00 PM Spring 1863 Confederate Message No campaign.
309 6/20/2017 4:45:00 PM Spring 1863 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

308 6/20/2017 4:44:00 PM Spring 1863 Confederate Message Hmm too many possibilities here. We'll send Morgan to Paducah
307 6/20/2017 1:03:00 PM Spring 1863 Union Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

306 6/20/2017 1:03:00 PM Fall 1862 Union End Turn
305 6/20/2017 1:03:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Message Grant and Hooker to the AoP
304 6/20/2017 1:00:00 PM Fall 1862 Confederate Message The worst part about the CSA is their crappy infrastructure - lots of troops all in the wrong position!

2 from Norfolk to ANV n4
1 from Weldon NC to ANV n5
1 from Charleston SC n1 to ANV n6
1 from Charleston SC to Nashville TN n4
1 from Corinth to Dover TN n3
1 from Decatur to Dover TN n4


303 6/20/2017 12:55:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Message 2SP from AoT N7 to Grafton N2
4SP from Vincennes N2 to AoP N10
2SP from Vincennes N0 to AoM N8
4SP from Washington N6 to AoC N9
2SP from Washington N4 to AoP N12
302 6/20/2017 12:07:00 PM Fall 1862 Confederate Message Over to you for SM.
301 6/20/2017 12:07:00 PM Fall 1862 Confederate Message All arrive
300 6/20/2017 12:07:00 PM Fall 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

4
6
3
2


Message from Confederate:
blockade runners
New Orleans
Columbus GA
Charleston SC
Norfolk VA
299 6/20/2017 12:06:00 PM Fall 1862 Confederate Message BTW I missed some CSA attrition in Dover TN-1 n2 Marshal TX-1 n2

CSA reinforcements:
Nashville n3
Marshall TX n3
ANV n2
Weldon NC
Charleston SC
Dalton GA n2
Shreveport LA
Decatur AL
Corinth MS

MO: AoT n6
298 6/20/2017 11:32:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message Okay yes
297 6/20/2017 11:31:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message AoP actually on 6 as was on 5.
296 6/20/2017 11:28:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message 1SP to AOP for Little Mac N7
8SP to Washington N10
4SP to AoM N6
6SP in Vincennes
295 6/20/2017 11:26:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message And over to you for reinforcements
294 6/20/2017 11:26:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message Attrition
USA: AoM-1 n2, AoP-2 n5, AoC-2 n5, AoT-2 n9, DC-1 n2
CSA: AoT-1 n5, Franklin WV-1 n2
293 6/20/2017 11:22:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message I need to do some risky stuff now. I don't think you can ignore Lee in St Louis. Annoyingly I did want to put a fort in Paducah but I did not get a 3 card!

Longstreet - fairly risky but I've got some SM to recover the position
292 6/20/2017 11:20:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message Politics
USA: None
CSA: St Louis, Paducah and Franklin WV go South
291 6/20/2017 11:20:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message Very Risky pair of moves you did. Were you going to St Louis before I put Hooker there?
290 6/20/2017 11:17:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message Bugger 2*v3 we lose another 1 retreating into enemy territory and absorb the 1 in Franklin n3
289 6/20/2017 11:17:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from Confederate:
Medium battle
CSA 6v2+2 Ldr+2 = +4
USA For+2 OOS+2 = +4
288 6/20/2017 11:16:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #98: 2 / Cape Hatteras Operations
Increase Union Blockade Level by 1

Message from Confederate:
A bit more exciting
Activate Longstreet and 2
Manassas
Strasburg
Franklin WV and drop 1 n1
Strasburg
Manssass pick up 5 from ANV n6 ANV n1
Strasburg
Franklin
Grafton

Medium battle
CSA 6v2+2 Ldr+2 = +4
USA For+2 OOS+2 = +4
287 6/20/2017 11:15:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message Oh boy..I guess Grant and Hooker will go to the same place next turn!
286 6/20/2017 11:13:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Confederate:
I've just seen there were 2sp on the USA side so I am not an auto 10, on a 1 Hooker was not in danger of dying.
285 6/20/2017 11:13:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message It was 7v2 so not an Auto 10
284 6/20/2017 11:12:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message AoT on 6 I forgot to say.
283 6/20/2017 11:12:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message Hooker lives to fight another day. AoT out of puff in St Louis.
282 6/20/2017 11:12:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Confederate:
3v1

Hooker to turn track unless I roll a 1 in which case he dies
281 6/20/2017 11:11:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Confederate:
Sorry was out seeing a man about a minibus...

Medium battle
CSA: 7v1 +4 Ldr+5 = auto 10
USA: ldr+1
280 6/20/2017 9:53:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message Guess he will stand and fight.
279 6/20/2017 9:53:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Union:
Attempts to Flee to Alton, IL
278 6/20/2017 9:52:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Union:
Just to be clear you left 1 in Paducah not 2.
Hooker attempts to Intercept on a 1
277 6/20/2017 9:47:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #105: 1 / Detached Cavalry
Played prior to a battle against an army possessing one or more cavalry brigades. The ONLY effects are the Army’s Commanding General’s battle rating (offense or defense) is immediately reduced by 2 and no Cavalry general’s battle ratings may be used in the battle. The effects end at the conclusion of the battle. Cavalry generals are not available for casualty determination. OR: Place one PC marker in any space within four spaces (includes river connections) of a single cavalry brigade. The four space range many not be traced through Northeast Alabama. The space may not contain an enemy SP or fort, but may contain an Ironclad or Torpedoes.

Message from Confederate:
Ouch!

You are uncanny at moving things into place just before I attack!

Ouch!

Activate the AoT Drop 12 n6
Columbus KY and drop 1 and Pemberton n5
Humboldt
New Madrid pick up 2 n7
Greenville
Ironton (Pope looks on with interest as he can't intercept) Hooker can intercept. If he chooses not to (or fails) then the AoT comes to play and Hooker can attempt to flee
276 6/20/2017 9:28:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 1 / 3 Cigars
Play this card to make an automatic one or two 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 intercept.

Message from Union:
You think that was a waste of a card! Reshuffle the Generals...Hooker to St Louis, Buell to Washington, Fremont to AoT
275 6/20/2017 8:15:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #95: 2 / Strategy Board
Union player may make a naval move with up to three SPs plus one general.

Message from Confederate:
Bit of a waste of a card but we'll move 1 sp (division) from Atlanta to Columbus GA
274 6/20/2017 7:48:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message It's that kind of war this time! :(
0v1
USA 2 retreat back to Washington N3
CSA 1 in Columbus

Argh.
273 6/20/2017 7:47:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Union:
3v1
USA +2
CSA +0
272 6/20/2017 3:41:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message No card, roll away
271 6/19/2017 8:56:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #59: 2 / Farragut
Union may make a naval more with up to three SPs plus one general. Move may pass one ungarrisoned fort without “running the guns” to conduct an amphibious assault (may not pass an ironclad). Ignore first torpedo encountered during naval move. If the port space is captured it immediately receives a Union PC marker. Add +2 to Running the Guns die roll.

Message from Union:
3Sp from Washington, leaving 1SP run past Fort Gadsen and land at Columbus, GA.
3v1
USA +2
CSA +0

Storms at sea card?
270 6/19/2017 2:09:00 PM Fall 1862 Confederate Message Correct Cairo is secure unless I can get a fort into Paducah.
269 6/19/2017 2:08:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Message You can't march to Cairo without a fort at Paducah as I see it..but I can as I can cross at Cairo and move in the back door but if you go that way you can't cross into Cairo.
268 6/19/2017 11:56:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message Agreed
267 6/19/2017 11:50:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message AoM N3 in Cairo as it absorbs to 2 there.
266 6/19/2017 11:49:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message I forgot AoM absorbs 2 so n3.
265 6/19/2017 11:49:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message 3*v1

AoM on 1 back to Cairo
AoT on 7

Leader casualties, CSA can't suffer any through odds and Pope is immune so we ignore.

We run out of puff, over to you.
264 6/19/2017 11:47:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Confederate:
you know I keep forgetting your leaders are so much worse than I am used to fighting in this game!

Medium:
CSA 8v4 Ldr+5
USA Ldr+0
263 6/19/2017 11:46:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message Sadly Pope can't retreat..he doesn't know how..0 defense rating, no cavalry etc..
262 6/19/2017 11:45:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #56: 1 / CSS Hunley
Place the CSS Hunley marker in any friendly port. Provides a +1 DRM to Confederate during next amphibious assault. Remove Hunley once modifier has been used. No more than one Hunley can be in play at a given time.

Message from Confederate:
Activate the AoT
Clarksville and convert
Dover absobr 1 n8 Dover n2
McKenzie
Columbus absorbing Price
Paducah - you can retreat otherwise

CSA 8v4 Ldr+5
USA Ldr+0

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