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891 7/20/2018 8:45:00 AM Spring 1865 Union Message March to Wilmington. Convert. That automatically converts Fort Fisher
USA +1 N80+
CSA -1 N19-
Move to Marion and to Florence.
Your last card now!
890 7/20/2018 8:41:00 AM Spring 1865 Confederate Message Please continue
889 7/20/2018 8:38:00 AM Spring 1865 Union Message Remove Fort
USA +1SW +2 change of direction N79+
CSA -1SW -3 change of direction N20-
Move to Strickland Depot.
Wheeler could try to intercept I suppose. Does he? May I continue?
888 7/20/2018 3:45:00 AM Spring 1865 Confederate Message Yes, back to Fayetteville.e, who needs forts?
887 7/19/2018 7:36:00 PM Spring 1865 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #49: 3 / CSS Alabama, Commerce Raider
Union SW reduced by two.

Message from Union:
Activate the AoP.
Move to Goldsboro
6v1
Does Wheeler Flee?
886 7/19/2018 2:48:00 PM Spring 1865 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #111: 2 / Wilsonís Raid
Union may place two Union PC markers in any spaces within four spaces (includes river connections) of a single Union cavalry brigade. The four space range CAN be traced through Northeast Alabama. These PC Markers (in contravention of rule 11.3D), CAN be placed in blockade runner ports/ and or resource spaces devoid of Confederate SPs or forts (but may contain an Ironclad or Torpedoes), resulting in their immediate destruction. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Division move 2sp from Morehead City
New Berne
Goldsboro
Fayetteville
885 7/19/2018 1:49:00 PM Spring 1865 Confederate Message Your dice luck is impressively bad, are you sure you are not Mike or Bodders?
884 7/19/2018 1:07:00 PM Spring 1865 Union Message There's a result you don't see everyday.
2v2
USA N6
CSA N1 (Cavalry only)

Since I didn't roll the 7 and get the * you win and I an forced to end my turn.
883 7/19/2018 1:05:00 PM Spring 1865 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
2


Message from Union:
8v3
USA +4
CSA +5
882 7/19/2018 12:57:00 PM Spring 1865 Confederate Message We'll stay and fight, how bad can it be?
881 7/13/2018 11:21:00 AM Spring 1865 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #124: 2 / Confederate Desertion
During a Union playerís turn cause a Confederate force to immediately execute an attrition procedure plus conduct Forage if force has no LOC. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
Interesting play..makes it harder for me, but if I succeed you are giving me 2 free SP..guess I will attack. I guess it all comes down to this. If I don't get win now, I won't get to Charleston in time.

I didn't use this card because I couldn't see where making 8 into 6 would matter..but of course now Fayetteville would be empty if I had used it instead of chasing Forrest for a bit.
8v3
USA +4
CSA +5..unless your Cavalry leaves. Shall I roll?
880 7/13/2018 9:22:00 AM Spring 1865 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #109: 2 / Fortified Lines
The Confederate player may place up to two forts in any friendly controlled space with an LOC free of Union SPs and forts.

Message from Confederate:
Forts in Fayetteville and Goldsboro NC
879 7/11/2018 8:13:00 AM Spring 1865 Confederate Message But of course! Hardee lays down his life for the Confederacy.

Will have to have a serious think now.
878 7/11/2018 8:12:00 AM Spring 1865 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Confederate:
Frankly amazing! Still let's see if we can kill off our leaders

USA 1-
CSA 3-
877 7/11/2018 7:53:00 AM Spring 1865 Union Message Of course this is what happens :(
3v6
USA N9
CSA N3
USA Retreats to Weldon costing 1SP N8
SW
USA -5 N76-
CSA +2+3 N24+

876 7/11/2018 7:49:00 AM Spring 1865 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Union:
5.81 SP in excess of movement restriction must remain behind so 15v6 with 2SP remaining in Fayetteville

Large battle
USA: Ldr+4
CSA: Int+2 Ldr+1 OOS+2 = +5
875 7/11/2018 3:43:00 AM Spring 1865 Confederate Message Blimey we do
Large battle
USA: 15v8 Ldr+4
CSA: Int+2 Ldr+1 OOS+2 = +5

If agreed roll away

874 7/11/2018 3:42:00 AM Spring 1865 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Confederate:
Why not? 3-
873 7/11/2018 12:59:00 AM Spring 1865 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:
Activate AoP, move to Weldon, to Goldsboro..Hardee and Wheeler may try to intercept
872 7/10/2018 4:16:00 AM Spring 1865 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #18: 2 / Confederate Inflation
Confederate SW reduced by two.

Message from Confederate:
Forrest continues to do his thing
Wytheville
Lynchburg
Charlottesville
Gordonsville
Hanover
Richmond
871 7/9/2018 1:35:00 PM Spring 1865 Union 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 Union:
Activate AoP Move to Appomottax, to Burkeville, to Petersburg..Convert to Hicksford Jct..Convert. Over to you.
870 7/9/2018 1:11:00 PM Spring 1865 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #98: 2 / Cape Hatteras Operations
Increase Union Blockade Level by 1

Message from Confederate:
Well that was quite annoying, we'll go and pay a visit to West virginia... Activate Forrest
Gettysburg
Harrisburg
Lewistown
Johnstown
Pittsburgh
Uniontown
Grafton (remove fort)
Franklin
Lewisburg and stop
869 7/6/2018 7:41:00 AM Spring 1865 Union Play Strategy card as Event #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 Union:
Sorry just read the rule, that idea won't work so go with the additional forces in Baltimore, Washington and Manasas
868 7/6/2018 7:39:00 AM Spring 1865 Union Return Strategy card to hand #9: 3 / Clara Barton

Message from Union:
Sorry, groggy just got up. I have a better idea.
867 7/6/2018 7:37:00 AM Spring 1865 Union Play Strategy card as Event #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 Union:
1SP in Baltimore N2
1SP in Washington N3
1SP in Manassas N2
866 7/6/2018 4:35:00 AM Spring 1865 Confederate Message Forrest continues his raid
Culpeper
Strasburg
Winchester
Harpers Ferry
Frederick (remove fort).

Sadly he runs out of puff before he can hurl himself at DC.
865 7/2/2018 8:27:00 AM Spring 1865 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Union:
It is 5 moves to there, you forgot to count Richmond.

Buell intercepts on a 1
864 7/2/2018 5:56:00 AM Spring 1865 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #25: 1 / Confederate Railroad Degradation
The Union player may randomly remove one strategy card from the Confederate hand, which is discarded.

Message from Confederate:
Activate Forrest
Burkeville
Amelia Court House
Hanover
Wilderness (where Hooker and friends can attempt to intercept)...
863 7/1/2018 1:40:00 PM Spring 1865 Union Message Convert Lynchburg. Over to you.
862 6/28/2018 3:41:00 AM Spring 1865 Confederate Message Odd, missed that completely even when checking, as my mother would put it: "can't see for looking".

Forrest back to Appomattox Court House.
861 6/28/2018 12:49:00 AM Spring 1865 Union Message AoP to Lynchburg...Forrest to retreat where?
860 6/28/2018 12:49:00 AM Spring 1865 Union Message I believe Hanover is Union. Converted on move 567
859 6/26/2018 3:56:00 AM Spring 1865 Confederate Message By the way I am showing Hanover as still controlled by me, is that true? Just looks a bit odd.
858 6/26/2018 3:56:00 AM Spring 1865 Confederate Message Forrest advances to the rear, back to Lynchburg
857 6/19/2018 11:47:00 PM Spring 1865 Union 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 Union:
We aren't sure what you are doing but you can't be up to any good. So let's go Activate AoP. Move to Williamsburg, Hanover, Gordonsville..you can attempt to intercept. If you don't move to Charlottesville..you can retreat. Let me know and I will continue after you decide.
856 6/19/2018 3:18:00 PM Spring 1865 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #99: 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:
Move 1
Activate AoW
Springfield, Fayetteville, Clarksville, Little Rock, Elizabeth, New Madrid absorbing 2 sp n10

Move 2
Activate Forrest
Tullahoma, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, Cleveland, Knoxville, Rodgersville, Saltville, Wytheville, Lynchburg, Charlottesville
855 6/19/2018 2:50:00 PM Spring 1865 Confederate Message Blast! I forgot I had to decide whether I was going to play a campaign. I guess I will. Watch this space for a little while longer please.
854 6/6/2018 8:00:00 AM Spring 1865 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

853 6/6/2018 7:46:00 AM Spring 1865 Union Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

852 6/6/2018 7:46:00 AM Fall 1864 Union End Turn
851 6/6/2018 7:46:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Message Burnside to Cairo
850 6/6/2018 3:06:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Message 1sp New Orleans to New Madrid n2
1sp from Charleston to Fayetteville NC n5
1sp from Marion SC to Fayetteville NC n6
2sp from Decatur AL to Fayetteville SC n8
1sp from Columbus GA n1 to AoW n7
1sp from Vicksburg n1 to AoW n8
849 6/6/2018 3:00:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Message I missed placing my Missouri SP, don't know if that affects what you want to do, but I'll put it in New Madrid.
848 5/29/2018 8:05:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Message Okay I had 1SP kind of sitting in middle of nowhere so its in DC not Manassas!
Move 7SP from Washington N2 to AoP N10
Move 1SP from Manassas N1 to AoP N12
Move 4SP from Dayton N2 to AoP N15
Move 3SP from Vincennes N3 to AoM N12

847 5/29/2018 3:30:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Message Blockade runners all land
New Orleans
Columbus GA n2
Charleston SC
Morehead City NC n2
846 5/29/2018 3:28:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Message Reinforcements (8)

Fayetteville NC n4
Memphis TN
Shreveport LA n3
Little Rock AR n2
Vicksburg MS n2
Decatur AL n2
Atlanta GA n2
Marion SC
845 5/29/2018 3:25:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Message How was Maine?

I have Dc on 9 not 8 (there was one there already).
Also I had Manassas on 2 already?
844 5/28/2018 3:26:00 PM Fall 1864 Union Message Also Manassas -1SP N2
843 5/28/2018 3:25:00 PM Fall 1864 Union Message 8SP to Washington N8
5SP to Dayton N6
1SP to Vincennes N6
4SP to Cairo N4
842 5/28/2018 3:23:00 PM Fall 1864 Union Message War Weariness and War Guilt -5SW each
USA N81-
CSA N19-
841 5/21/2018 4:59:00 PM Fall 1864 Confederate Message Let me know if I missed anything otherwise your reinforcements.
840 5/21/2018 4:59:00 PM Fall 1864 Confederate Message I think that's it so

Politics:
USA flags Lexington MO, St Joseph MO and Ironton MO, I think that's it
CSA: flags Nashville

Attrition
USA: AoP-1 n3, AoC-1 n4, AoM-2 n9, Vincennes-1 n5
CSA: AoW-2 n6, Fayetteville-1 n3
839 5/21/2018 4:54:00 PM Fall 1864 Confederate Message He heads off for the turn track AoW on 10 and can continue

Drop F Lee n9

To Kansas City

where we have an auto 3*v1

AoW finishes in Kansas City on 8
838 5/21/2018 4:52:00 PM Fall 1864 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Confederate:
3*v1 Burnside dies on a 1
837 5/21/2018 4:52:00 PM Fall 1864 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from Confederate:
Medium battle
CSA: 11v3 +2 Ldr+6 = +8
USA: Ldr+1
836 5/18/2018 8:21:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Message Or not :(
835 5/18/2018 8:21:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Union:
All because my plan to take Little Rock failed because I rolled a 1 :(
Burnside retreats to Kansas City we hope..on a 1
834 5/18/2018 5:36:00 AM Fall 1864 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:
Activate the AoW which is now appropriately named:
Elizabeth
Littlet Rock
Clarksville
Fayetteville pick up F Lee n11
Springfield where you have options...
833 5/18/2018 5:35:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Message That explains it. I thought that turn was a bit odd!
832 5/18/2018 1:04:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Message Six 1 point cards and a Minor campaign...what a way to screw up all my plans..
831 5/16/2018 7:33:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Message 1v1
USA N5 back to Marshall
CSA N2

Over to you.
830 5/16/2018 7:32:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Union:
6v3
USA +3
CSA +1
829 5/16/2018 4:32:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Message Roll away
828 5/15/2018 7:17:00 PM Fall 1864 Union Message Burnside with 3SP in Springfield then.
Move 2
Activate AoC.
Move to Shreveport
6v3
USA +3
CSA +1
Price can try to retreat. May I roll?
827 5/15/2018 10:42:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Message yes we will flee to Fayetteville.
826 5/15/2018 10:06:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Message Drop 1SP in Lexington. Move 5SP to St Joseph..assuming you don't intercept..drop 1SP in St Joe..4SP move to KC.
if you retreat..drop 1..move 3 to Springfield..retreat again? Let me know.
825 5/15/2018 9:33:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Message We shall advance to the rear, to Lexington and then Kansas City
824 5/15/2018 8:28:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #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.
Activate Burnside with 6SP. Move to St Louis. You could intercept..if you don't. Move to Jefferson City 6v1
USA +4
CSA +1
Although you could retreat. If you do retreat we will follow you to Lexington. Let me know which path we are on.
823 5/15/2018 7:14:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Message Sorry, yes it is.
822 5/14/2018 9:04:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Message Almost...so is it my move?
821 5/14/2018 9:04:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Union:
Schofield intecepts on a 1
820 5/14/2018 8:43:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #92: 2 / Baltimore Revolts
Confederate may place a friendly PC marker in Baltimore, MD, if the space is vacant.

Message from Confederate:
Doubt you are about to empty Baltimore so...
Activate F Lee
Kansas City
Lexington
Jefferson City and stop although Schofield can intercept...
819 5/10/2018 7:58:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Message Convert St Louis
Remove Fort
+1/-1 SP
USA N 89+
CSA N 24-
Move to Jefferson City, as you are in retreat mode you can't intercept, not that you want to. Convert.
Move to Rolla. I presume you retreat to Springfield
Drop 2SP in Rolla with Scofield., AOM N11. It returns to Ironton to end turn.
818 5/10/2018 4:21:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Message F Lee auto flees as he's cavalry

To Rolla

you may continue.
817 5/9/2018 11:00:00 PM Fall 1864 Union Message I entered a turn attacking St Louis but it didn't email.
816 5/9/2018 11:00:00 PM Fall 1864 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:
AoM moves to St Louis.
13v1
USA Auto 10
CSA+3

F. Lee can attempt to retreat. May I roll?
815 5/9/2018 9:50:00 AM Fall 1864 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:
Division move from Dalton GA
Missionary Ridge
Chattanooga
Tullahoma
Murfreesboro
Nashville and stop
814 5/9/2018 9:23:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Message Hill dies..not all that useful
813 5/9/2018 9:23:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Union:
Hill
812 5/9/2018 9:23:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Die roll request Request: 4-sided die x 1

4


Message from Union:
1 Morgan
2 JJ
3 Early
4 Hill
811 5/9/2018 9:22:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Play Strategy card as Event #4: 1 / Costly Mistake
Pick an enemy army with two or more subordinate generals (includes Cavalry Generals) and randomly determine a target general. On a die roll of 1-3 the chosen general is killed and removed from play. On a die roll of 4-6 the general is wounded and removed from play, but re-enters during the reinforcement phase of the next game turn.

Message from Union:
AoW
810 5/9/2018 9:22:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Message Lose 1SP in Grafton, WV N0
Lose 2Sp in AoP N4
809 5/9/2018 9:16:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #65: 1 / Union 90-Day Enlistments Expire
Union player removes three SPs (Union playerís choice).

Message from Confederate:
Lose 3sps as the 90 days guys realise they've been fighting for four years.
808 5/9/2018 9:15:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Message Well that could have been better
807 5/9/2018 9:15:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Discard random Strategy card Operations - 2 / George W. Rains, Increased Gunpowder Production

Message from Confederate:
I like the way we both get the discard a card option on the same turn
806 5/9/2018 9:00:00 AM Fall 1864 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:
You have too many cards. Discard and play again.
805 5/9/2018 8:21:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #104: 1 / Big Bethel
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 Confederate:
Activate AoW
Grand Jct
Memphis and convert
Humboldt and convert
New Madrid absorbing 1 n10
804 4/26/2018 8:53:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #36: 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 Union:
Sorry that didn't hurt at all.
Activate AoM. Convert Clarksville
Move to Dover, to Paducah, to Cairo. Absorb Butler and 4SP N13, move to Ironton, MO..
I suppose F. Lee could intercept into Ironton if he wanted.
Assuming No..Convert..Over to you.
803 4/26/2018 8:50:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Discard random Strategy card Operations - 1 / Confederate Torpedoes

Message from Union:
802 4/26/2018 8:21:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #27: 3 / Choctaw Indians
Confederate randomly removes one strategy card from the Union playerís hand, which is discarded.

Message from Confederate:
Discard a random card please.
801 4/26/2018 8:17:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Message AoM to Clarksville.
Over to you
800 4/26/2018 8:12:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Message Murfreesboro please.
799 4/26/2018 7:54:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Message Burn Nashville

SW +/- 1 for Fort +/-5 for Nashville
USA N88+
CSA N25-

Once I know to where Forrest with 2SP retreated AoM N9 will do its final move.
798 4/26/2018 7:52:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Union:
3*v2
USA N11
CSA N2

Fort Removed
Forrest must retreat
USA General death on a 1
797 4/26/2018 7:51:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
2


Message from Union:
11v5
USA +8
CSA +5
796 4/26/2018 3:47:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Message Roll away
795 4/25/2018 10:19:00 PM Fall 1864 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #80: 1 / Southern Religious Revival
Confederate player immediately receives three SPs in a single space, and loses three SW points. SPs must be placed in a friendly controlled space (including Pro-Union spaces) with a LOC free of Union SPs.

Message from Union:
Activate AoM. Drop 1 N10 Move to Columbia TN, Convert. Move back to Franklin, absorb 1 N11. Move to Nashville.
11v5
USA +8
CSA +5

May I roll?
794 4/25/2018 10:36:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Message We won't campaign
793 4/25/2018 10:35:00 AM Fall 1864 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

792 4/25/2018 9:04:00 AM Fall 1864 Union Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

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