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120 4/20/2017 7:57:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message and 1SP to AoP N6..Little Mac!
119 4/20/2017 7:56:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Reinforcements

8SP to Washington N9
6SP to Bloomington N6
4SP to Cairo N6
118 4/20/2017 7:55:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Attrition

USA Grafton -1 N3, AoT -1 N3, AoP -1 N5
CSA ANV -1 N2
117 4/20/2017 7:53:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message USA Flags Charleston WV Gains state so also flags Lewisburg and Franklin WV +5SW N103+

CSA Flags Clinton TN and Somerset KY
116 4/19/2017 9:07:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #68: 2 / Lincoln Declares Southern Blockade
The Union Blockade Level is increased by one. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
I thought something like that might be coming.

Tempting though it is to send Smith in to seize WV I think we need to keep Kentucky in play:

Activate AJ and 2 (1sp in Dover)
Franklin
Murfreesboro
Tullahoma
McMinnville
Crosville
Clinton drop 1 n1
Somerset drop 1
Back to Clinton

Resolution to follow in a bit.
115 4/19/2017 8:12:00 AM Fall 1861 Union 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 Union:
Flag in Weston, WV
114 4/19/2017 4:19:00 AM 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:
Flags in Lewisburg and Franklin WV
113 4/19/2017 12:41:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message I forgot the Little Mac Special Rule. +5 for placing him in command +2 for change of direction N98+
112 4/18/2017 9:47:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #55: 1 / CSS Tennessee
Confederate may place one Ironclad in a controlled port or coastal fort space.

Message from Union:
Relieve McDowell. McClellan in command of AoP. -6SW N91-
111 4/18/2017 3:23:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #48: 3 / Brazil Recognizes the Confederacy
Confederate gains +3 SW. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Fort in Nashville
110 4/17/2017 6:35:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Sorry for delay, was hoping to put in a turn over the Easter weekend but my file has not synced properly so will have to wait until tomorrow.
109 4/7/2017 9:57:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message I was wrong. I used the attack modifier when I should have used defense and vice versa
USA Actually +1 not +2 and +4...so modified die roll of 11..no change
but CSA +0 not +1 so only 1 loss to USA.
So AOT in Bowling Green with 4 SP.
108 4/7/2017 9:06:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Van dorn to turn track 6.
Convert Somerset.
March to Lebanon and then Bowling Green and out of puff.
107 4/7/2017 9:04:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Union:
Van Dorn puts up one hell of a fight..3*v2
USA N3
CSA Eliminated

USA No General Loss
Van Dorn Dies 1-3
106 4/7/2017 9:03:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
6


Message from Union:
5v1
USA +2+4=+6
CSA +1
105 4/7/2017 8:59:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Actually he's not allowed to retreat so roll away
104 4/7/2017 8:52:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Move AoT to Somerset. As I understand it..Van Dorn can retreat..and be destroyed because he ends up on Union PC marker..or stand and fight 5v1...or you could have a card.
5v1

All results are CSA Elmininated, USA loses one..only question is if USA rolls 10+ and Van Dorn might die.

Shall I roll?
103 4/7/2017 8:36:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message He heads for the hills
102 4/7/2017 8:24:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message AoT Moves to Lebanon. I presume Van Dorn retreats to Somerset..but if not 5v1
101 4/7/2017 3:48:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message We look on with interest.
100 4/6/2017 7:44:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #60: 2 / USS Monitor
The Union player may remove one Confederate ironclad from the mapboard.

Message from Union:
Activate the AoT..move to Bowling Green. You may intercept?
99 4/6/2017 11:59:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message 1v1
AJ and 3 in Dover
AoT with 5 in Clarksville still
98 4/6/2017 11:58:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Confederate:
Medium battle
CSA: ldr+1 OOS+2 = +3
USA Ldr+2
97 4/5/2017 8:17:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Roll away!
96 4/5/2017 4:05:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Well that messes up the big play in no uncertain terms.

I'll take one more from the ANV n3. All else the same.
95 4/4/2017 8:55:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Winchester isn't connected by rail so that 1SP can't move like that. What do you wish to do?
94 4/4/2017 4:17:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #100: 3 / Shiloh
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:
Well here's the big play I've been sitting on so far this turn, sorry you had to wait, you know how it it.

1 sp from Winchester VA n1
2 from Nashville TN n1
1 from ANV n4

All to Dover TN n4

Activate and head off to Clarkesville where you can retreat, if not then

Medium battle
CSA: ldr+1 OOS+2 = +3
USA Ldr+2
93 3/29/2017 8:19:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Sorry been overwhelmed at work - only 5 audits running separately to sign off between now and mid-April...
92 3/28/2017 1:03:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message A quiet fortnight passes in the phony war! :)
91 3/14/2017 9:01:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #50: 1 / CSS Sumter, Commerce Raider
Union SW reduced by one.

Message from Union:
Fort in Harper's Ferry
90 3/14/2017 5:15:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Remove 1Sp from Harpers Ferry n1 and AoT n6
89 3/7/2017 8:09:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #89: 1 / Quaker Guns
Play as an interrupt to cancel the activation of any Union general with a strategy rating of 2 or 3.

Message from Union:
Well I am curious as to what Van Dorn is doing..so we shall observe by detaching 1SP division from Buell in Grafton N4, that division moves to Parkersburg, Jackson, Washington, Cincinnati, Vernon, Bloomington and Louisville.
88 3/7/2017 3:27:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message That is all correct.

(Sorry for delay been an intense few days).
87 3/3/2017 8:00:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message That is an odd move. Had me wondering for about one hour what card you might have...mmm Let me check some rules.
CSA Cav can't cross the Ohio without a fort right?
I can Division move across most of Kentucky as the spaces are USA correct?
The AoT is OOC right now, but as soon as I move them to Dover..1) the fort disappears as there is no garrison and it is not a coastal fort..and 2) they are back in supply and can convert the square?
86 3/3/2017 3:24:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #64: 1 / USS Kearsarge sinks USS Alabama
Union SW increased by one.

Message from Confederate:
This turn may not develop well...

Van Dorn turns into a cavalry brigade and takes 1sp from Columbus KY n1
McKenzie
Dover
Franklin
Murfreesboro
Tullahoma
McMinnville
Crossville
Clinton
Somerset
Lebanon
85 3/2/2017 8:59:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Dithered and dithered about whether I wanted to attack you...I know I would likely lose. but it makes it easier to replace McDowell with McClellan..but what if I win?
84 3/2/2017 8:34:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Activate AOP. Drop 1 in Washington. N5.. move to Frederick..pickup 1 N6. Done.
83 3/2/2017 8:28:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Glad we sorted that out, your final move?
82 3/2/2017 8:28:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message AoT was 4..didn't lose any.
Halleck was 5..lost 2 in battle so yes AoT N7
81 3/2/2017 8:27:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Actually I thought the AoT only had 4 to start?
80 3/2/2017 8:26:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message You are right. I miss read the chart. Ignore the SW changes.
2v3..although US can only lose 2 as you only had 1.
So AJ alone in Fort.
Halleck and 4 retreat back to Clarksville.merge into AOT N8
79 3/2/2017 8:23:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Isn't that 2v3? And AJ stays alone int he fort and the remnants of the US merge into AoT?

78 3/2/2017 8:23:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Drop 1SP in Dover. Halleck and 3SP continue. Move back to Clarksville and then to Memphis
3v1
USA +1+2=+3
CSA+1

May I roll?
77 3/2/2017 8:21:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message 2v1
CSA Elimated. AJ to turn track..Again!
USA N4

USA SW +1+2=100+
CSA SW -1-3=103-
76 3/2/2017 8:19:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Union:
5v1
USA +1 for leader, +4 for odds=+5
CSA +2 for fort, +1 for leader +3
75 3/2/2017 8:18:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Yes that's fine roll away.

Weirdly historical this...
74 3/2/2017 8:14:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Convert Clarksville. AoT done.
2nd move. Activate Halleck and 5 SP Move to Somerset, Lebanon, Bowling Green, Clarksville and Dover. I can do that right?
5v1
USA +1 for leader, +4 for odds=+5
CSA +2 for fort, +1 for leader +3
May I roll?
73 3/2/2017 8:11:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message We look on with interest
72 3/2/2017 8:07:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #84: 3 / Major Campaign
Conduct up to three 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:
Well Let's get started out right!
1st Move. Activate the AoT. Move to Lebanon, covert, to Bowling Green...convert. to Clarksville (you may intercept).
71 3/2/2017 4:12:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message No campaign, over to you.
70 3/2/2017 3:53:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 6 cards drawn.

69 3/2/2017 3:52:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Pemberton Nashville
AJ Dover
Van Dorn Columbus KY
Polk Memphis

Polk loves being in Memphis.
68 3/2/2017 3:51:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 999-sided die x 4

186
610
803
258


Message from Confederate:
From highest to lowest
Polk
AJ
Pemberton
Van Dorn

Nashville
Dover
Columbus KY
Memphis
67 3/2/2017 3:50:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message 1 from Corinth to Nashville
1 from Columbus GA to Nashville n2
1 from Dover n1 to Nashville n3
66 3/1/2017 12:56:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Draw Strategy cards 6 cards drawn.

65 3/1/2017 12:56:00 PM Summer 1861 Union End Turn Deck was reshuffled.

64 3/1/2017 12:56:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message I don't get any generals..you have 4 to place I believe.
63 3/1/2017 12:55:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message 1SP from Cairo N3 to Lexington N5
1SP from Cairo N2 to Grafton N5
1SP from AoP N6 to AoT N4
62 3/1/2017 12:42:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Your SM then!
61 3/1/2017 12:26:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message Funny..there are no reinforcements this turn.
60 3/1/2017 12:25:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Your reinforcements
59 3/1/2017 12:24:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Attrition:
USA: AoP-2 n7, AoT-1 n3, Cairo-1 n4, Lexington KY-1 n4, Grafton WV-1 n4
CSA: ANV-1 n5

That's it
58 3/1/2017 12:22:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message I may lack troops but you've got to get your leaders moving :-)
57 3/1/2017 12:22:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Politics:
USA: flag Louisville KY
CSA: flag Springfield MO, Missouri goes South, additional flags Kansas City and St Joseph

SW: CSA+10+2 = 107+

56 3/1/2017 12:11:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message What a time to have no reinforcements..this will be a fun round for you!
55 3/1/2017 12:10:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message If only you'd held it back :-)
54 3/1/2017 12:09:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message Can I play Emancipation now? :)
53 3/1/2017 12:08:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message 1v3! we vaporise Polk and AJ to turn track AoT in Louisville on 4, well that could have been better!
52 3/1/2017 12:08:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message Roll away..clearly I have no cards!
51 3/1/2017 12:07:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Confederate:
Medium battle
CSA: Ldr+1
USA: 3v5 Ldr+1 Into+2 = +3
50 3/1/2017 12:06:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Yes Burnside into Louisville, my mistake. Well it seems fair as it's all been going my way so far.
49 3/1/2017 12:03:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message Hold it..That was Burnside intecepting into Louisville wasn't it?
48 3/1/2017 12:02:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message I swear..acts gives the Union horrible cards and great dice rolls..and the Confederacy vice versa..it has been that way the last 3 games!
47 3/1/2017 12:01:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Union:
Buell will intercept on a 1
46 3/1/2017 12:00:00 PM Summer 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:
My final card is a bit more exciting!

Move 1
Price and 1Sp to Springfield MO - we seize control of Missouri

Move 2
Activate AJ and 1sp
Decatur
Colombia TN
Franklin
Nashville pick up Polk and 2 n3
Bowling Green
Lebanon
Louisville drop Polk and a n2
Frankfort where you can intercept...
45 3/1/2017 11:57:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Ouch! I can feel your pain!

Also Fremont is annoyed -3sw = 97-
44 3/1/2017 11:55:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Set Deck Reshuffle Deck will be reshuffled before next deal
43 3/1/2017 11:54:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #81: 3 / Emancipation Proclamation - Reshuffle/Remove
Either player must play this card as an EC on the Strategy Round immediately following a Union large or medium battle victory. Confederate loses 10 SW and 3 SPs (his choice). Union loses 5 SW. Flip GT marker to its Emancipation Proclamation side. Card must be the last one played by a player at which time it can be played as an OC card. If the play of this card as an OC results in a battle victory, there is no Emancipation Proclamation Remove from deck if event is played. If this card is played as an OC or discarded re-shuffle deck at the end of the Strategy Phase.

Message from Union:
and here is the card the messed with this whole turn. I could have done 3 cards in an op queue to move the AOP..for a likely loss..or the 2 pt card for Burnside or Pope to attack where exactly? Sigh..So it will be reshuffle the deck time. Meanwhile form the Army of the Tennesee with Burnside in command.
42 3/1/2017 11:51:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #122: 3 / Crisis in the West
If two or more Confederate armies are in Virginia, the Confederate player places (Confederate choice) one army (placed, not moved) in a Confederate controlled Resource space (destroyed or not), Riverine port, or Blockade Runner port (open or closed) in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, or Texas. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Who'd have thought the Virginia and Monitor would both show up outside New Orleans in 1861!

Flags in Rolla, Jefferson City and Lexington MO.
41 3/1/2017 11:44:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #60: 2 / USS Monitor
The Union player may remove one Confederate ironclad from the mapboard.

Message from Union:
Remove the CSS Virginia!
40 3/1/2017 11:44:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message Another of your cards I wish I had!
39 3/1/2017 11:28:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #114: 3 / Frederick Douglas
Union immediately receives five SPs for raising freemen Negro troops. The SPs can be placed in any single Union controlled space with a LOC in NJ, DE, PA or the space that contains the Union capital that does not contain Confederate SPs or forts. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
That's Knoxville and Clinton

Flags in Somerset KY, Greenville MO and Ironton MO.
38 3/1/2017 11:23:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #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 Union:
Oh yes..best hand ever! Knoxville and the one on the way up to Kentucky from there.
37 3/1/2017 11:20:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #127: 2 / Brooklyn Navy Yard Conversions
The Union blockade level is increased by one. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Another quality hand I see.

Form the ANV with JJ in charge, Beauregard as XO and Stuart as CO with 6sp.

AJ is annoyed-2-3 = 95-
36 3/1/2017 11:15:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #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 Union:
Fort in Frederick, Maryland
35 3/1/2017 10:26:00 AM Summer 1861 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:
Shuffle the deckchairs
JJ to Manassas
Smith to Winchester
AJ to Tuscumbia (bet you don't see that often)
Polk to Nashville
34 3/1/2017 7:54:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #36: 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 Union:
Add Iron Brigade to AoP
33 3/1/2017 3:47:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Having played the Union so much I am struggling to recognise which cards and even flags are mine!
32 3/1/2017 3:45:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Message No campaign, please proceed.
31 2/28/2017 1:45:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Will need to think, am heading out, decision when i get back!
30 2/28/2017 1:45:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 5 cards drawn.

29 2/28/2017 1:43:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Bragg to Richmond
28 2/28/2017 1:43:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 2-sided die x 1

1


Message from Confederate:
Stuart to Manassas

1 Bragg
2 Smith

Whoever's number comes up to Richmond other to Manassas
27 2/28/2017 1:40:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Draw Strategy cards 5 cards drawn.

26 2/28/2017 1:40:00 PM Spring 1861 Union End Turn
25 2/28/2017 1:40:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Pope to Cairo
Burnside to Bloomington
Halleck to Lexington
Buell to Grafton
McClellan, Rosecrans and Banks to AoP
24 2/28/2017 1:38:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 999-sided die x 7

266
681
652
525
236
53
946


Message from Union:
McClellan
Burnside
Halleck
Buell
Rosecrans
Banks
Pope

Highest to Lowest
Cairo
Bloomington
Lexington
Grafton
AOP
AOP
AOP

23 2/28/2017 1:34:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message 5 is the magic number..it can over 2..it can form and Army.. :)
22 2/28/2017 1:33:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message 5 is the magic number eh?

1 from Weldon to Manassas n3
1 from Wilmington to Manassas n4
1 from Marion to Manassas n5
1 from Savannah to Manassas n6
1 from New Orleans to Columbus KY n2
1 from mobile to Dover TN n2
1 from Columbus GA n1 to Richmond VA n2
21 2/28/2017 1:25:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Strategic Movement (from memory)

1SP from Bloomington N5 to Lexington, KY N1
1SP from Columbus, OH to Lexington N2
1SP from Indianapolis to Lexington N3
1SP from Cincinnati to Lexington N4
1SP from Springfield, IL to Lexington N5
2SP from Pittsburgh to Grafton, WV N2
3SP from AOP N9 to Grafton N5

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