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120 4/5/2018 4:05:00 PM 1756 Early Season Britain Message RECTIFICATION, I just noticed your Drilled Troop in Oswego, (I thought they were a 1-4 Marine Detachment). Thus, Johnson is left behind staying in Schenectadywith a Single drilled troop to guard that flank.
119 4/5/2018 3:59:00 PM 1756 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #63: 1 / Highlanders
Play after 1758 or William Pitt. REMOVE Place one 4-4 Highland unit and a leader, if available, at any ports.

Message from Britain:
Activating Murray from Schenectaday.
General Murray orders Johnson and all troops under his command to march back to Albany and head north to Hudson Carry North where they Join Abercombry and the Colonial recruits. (3 MP)
118 4/5/2018 12:01:00 AM 1756 Early Season France Message Jeremy, I just noticed that in the passage of Montcalm's army through Ile aux Noix, the 1-4 Marine unit posted as the garrison there accidentally became attached to his column, so it should be returned back there from Crown Point. It's the one just above or below the Lery CdB in the stack.

117 4/4/2018 11:48:00 PM 1756 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #62: 3 / Quiberon Bay
Play if Louisbourg Squadrons REMOVED, if you control Louisbourg, or after 1759. REMOVE French may not play Diplomatic Revolution, Victories in Germany, Troop Transports, or Regulars. Starting next season, French get 7 cards and British go first.

Message from France:
I'll use this to activate Montcalm who will first destroy what remains of Fort Oswego, and then move with his entire force by boat movement to Crown Point on Lake Champlain (by way of Ile aux Noix).
116 4/1/2018 8:52:00 AM 1756 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 3 / Cherokee Uprising
Play if Cherokees event has occurred. REMOVE British player must eliminate (as available, unbesieged) two Regular, one Southern Provincial, and all Cherokee (GREEN) Indian units (flip marker), and may not play Cherokees event.

Message from Britain:
Abercombry orders the building of Fort Henry off of lake George in Hudson Carry North. The Fort is still a few weeks away from being fully completed.
115 3/19/2018 11:29:00 PM 1756 Early Season France Message French = inflict 4 step losses against the Provincials
Provincials = inflict 1 step loss against the French Regulars

Fort Oswego falls. The New York Provincials regiment is overwhelmed in the assault, becoming the 4th Provincials unit eliminated along the Lake Ontario front so far -- an event that might be expected to have political repercussions in colonial capitals!

+2 VPs for the French; VP marker moves to FR4. The French place a Fort Under Construction marker in the Oswego space.


114 3/19/2018 11:14:00 PM 1756 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from France:
A foregone conclusion: +1. As the French energetically press their parallels closer to the earthen walls of the British position, this is sufficient to authorize an assault upon the fort.

French: 19 CFs, +2 DRM for Montcalm, 1 Column Left for Assault = 13-16 fire column

Provincials: 2 CFs, no DRMs, 2 fire column



113 3/19/2018 11:08:00 PM 1756 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from France:
Montcalm rolls on the Siege Table (+2 DRM).


112 3/19/2018 8:56:00 AM 1756 Early Season Britain Message No card played on my part.
111 3/18/2018 11:45:00 PM 1756 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #57: 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 France:
I'll play this to activate Montcalm, who in turn activates his forces in the siege lines outside Fort Oswego and prepares for a siege roll.

I will not play a card; do you have a card to play?
110 3/11/2018 10:15:00 AM 1756 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #46: 2 / Colonial Recruits
Roll a die and restore that number of reduced Coureurs, Rangers, Light Infantry, or Provincials to full strength.

Message from Britain:
Murray's column has rested and had to wait close to a full week for it's provisions of whisky, tobacco and gunpowder to be refilled. Boats are damaged by the hail storm and the men will need march up the Hudson river western bank passing Kingston with the Catskills mountains in their view. Arriving Albany they turn West and finish their freakish long journey in Schenectady where they join Johnson's men. They also had witnessed a strong storm however it hadn't been as intense nor damaging to the area and troop's morale.
109 3/6/2018 8:45:00 AM 1756 Early Season Britain Message Good morning Jefferson!

Leaderless, left on their own without any communication from Abercombry nor Johnson, the unfortunate regiment of the lower Hudson New York region are shocked to learn the advancing army under Montcalm is coming from the East South-East. Unwilling to flee West nor North, the ranked officer chooses to stay in the hopes that the siege can last long enough until the Main British Army arrives. Discontent and fearing the worst, some of the soldiers desert and flea into the wilderness West hoping they can make their way back to their farms via the Catskills mountain trails further South.
108 3/6/2018 12:08:00 AM 1756 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #22: 3 / Governor Vaudreuil
Choose any 2 unbesieged French leaders on the map and reverse their locations. (You may not choose Louisbourg if "Louisbourg Squadrons" removal has disallowed French naval movement.)

Message from France:
Montcalm orders the fort at Oneida Carry East to be burned, and then marches with his entire force up the Mohawk Valley to Oswego, approaching it from the land side (rather like the Japanese against Singapore).

The New York Provincial regiment there has the option to fight or retreat within the walls. If they withdraw inside, the fort will be placed under siege, and I will send a move file.
107 3/6/2018 12:03:00 AM 1756 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Event #14: 2 / Foul Weather
Play when enemy is about to move. For that one activated force, unit, or leader, land or boat move limited to 2 spaces and no naval move allowed

Message from France:
This is played as a response card/event. As Murray's column is passing below Storm King Mountain on the west side of the Hudson, a savage rain-wind-and-hailstorm suddenly emerges from west of the mountain and slashes at the unprotected column below. The men eventually stagger on north through the sucking mud along the river road to Poughkeepsie, but there they are forced to encamp, dry their equipment and powder, and regroup. Needless to say, in the course of these events, the column's whiskey ration is greatly depleted.

106 3/3/2018 4:59:00 PM 1756 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #1: 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 Britain:
Abercombry moves first with all sub-troops and Johnson up the Mohawk river one space to Schenectady. Johnson and Regulars are dropped off. Abercombry and the remaining 4 provincials under his command continue movement back to Albany, Hudson Carry South and end their 4th movement point in Hudson Carry North.

Murray is also set is motion. He and his troops move by boat to Peekskill up the Hudson to end their 5th movement at Schenectady and join Johnson and the newly arrived troops.

Yes, we got alot of snow. Which I love! We went out Cross country skiing today and it felt great! This winter has been strange, as snow has come down but warm spells have melted it relatively quickly on multiple occasions. Seeing it melt makes me very sad as I am always looking to get out and ski.
105 3/2/2018 7:08:00 PM 1756 Early Season France Message The Rhode Island Provincials fare better than their colonial counterparts from New Hampshire a few weeks earlier at Fort Roussel, and successfully make their escape to Canajoharie.

The French under Montcalm occupy the abandoned fort at Oneida Carry East, and raise the Fleur de Lis flag of the French monarchy from its flagpole. +1 VP; VPs to FR2.

Move file will follow. How are you faring with the Nor'easter? We certainly have some very heavy winds here, but not much other than that. All schools and most workplaces were closed today here, and we'll be staying buttoned up tonight, I think.

104 3/2/2018 10:28:00 AM 1756 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Britain:
Hi Jefferson, Rhode Island's Provincial in (I presume you meant) Oneida East attempts to avoid battle.
103 3/1/2018 11:31:00 PM 1756 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #60: 3 / Highlanders
If 1755 scenario, play only after 1758 or William Pitt. REMOVE Place four 4-4 Highland units and two leaders, if available, at any ports.

Message from France:
I'll use this to activate Montcalm, who will move with Vaudreuil and his entire force from Cataraqui through Oswegatchie, Black River, and West Canada Creek, to attack the stockade and garrison at Oneida Carry West. Please advise if your Provincial unit there will attempt to Avoid Battle, or will stand its ground.
102 2/28/2018 8:31:00 PM 1756 Early 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:
Fresh troops arrive. Under the command of Murray, Inniskilling's 27th , Whitmore'22nd the 90th are sent to New Haven where they are greeted by the local authorities and population with cheers of hope given the recent Cataraqi disaster which saw the slaughter of provincial troops and the death of Shirley.
101 2/27/2018 12:35:00 AM 1756 Early Season France Message That was pretty confusing -- a legacy of not realizing I still had some text out there. That should have read simply:

I'll play this to activate Dieskau, who will move using Boat Movement with Bougainville and his troops as follows:

MP 1: To Niagara; drop off Bougainville.

MP 2-7: To Mississauga, and then continue on around the north shore of Lake Ontario to Cataraqui, where he drops off the Bearn and Languedoc regiments.

MP 8-9: Dieskau continues with the Marines and Periere's CdB to Naioure, where he stops.

100 2/27/2018 12:33:00 AM 1756 Early 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 to activate Dieskau, who will move using Boat Movement with Bougainville and his troops as follows:

MP 1: To Niagara; drop off Bougainville.

MP 2-7: To Mississauga, and then continue on around the north shore of Lake Ontario to Cataraqui. Drop off the Bearn and Languedoc regiments.

MP 8-9: Dieskau continues with the Marines I'll play this to activate Dieskau, who will move using Boat Movement with Bougainville and his troops as follows:

MP 1: To Niagara; drop off Bougainville.

MP 2-7: To Mississauga, and then continue on around the north shore of Lake Ontario to Cataraqui, where he drops off the Bearn and Languedoc regiments.

MP 8-9: Dieskau continues with the Marines and Periere's CdB to Naioure, where he stops.
99 2/25/2018 8:25:00 PM 1756 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #56: 3 / French Regulars
May not be played if French Regulars already played this season or after Quiberon. REMOVE Place two 3-4 Regular units, and, if not yet in play, Montcalm, Levis, & Bougainville at either Quebec or Louisbourg.

Message from Britain:
Hi Jefferson,

Activating Abercromby in Oneida Carry West and moving him by boat along the Mohawk River 4 spaces back to Albany.
Leaving behind the stockade at Oneida West without garrisons he orders it to be destroyed.
98 2/24/2018 7:46:00 AM 1756 Early Season France Message French: inflict two step losses
Provincials: with the DRM, inflict no losses

And the Battle of Missisauga, like that of Cataraqui before it, is a dispiriting rout for the British/Colonials side. The New Hampshire Provincial unit is destroyed in a dispiriting end to Shirley's ill-fated campaign!



97 2/24/2018 7:38:00 AM 1756 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from France:
But they are caught, at the extreme end of Lake Ontario.

French: 10 CFs
Provincials: 2 CFs; -1 DRM per Rule 7.52 (other side has auxiliaries)


96 2/24/2018 7:36:00 AM 1756 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from France:
The New Hampshire Provincials increase their pace and attempt to escape from Missasauga.


95 2/24/2018 7:34:00 AM 1756 Early Season France Message The New Hampshire Provincials, now a long way from home, scamper westwards along the lakeshore, without even taking the time to torch Fort Roussel before leaving.

+1 VP for the French.

The French pursue.
94 2/23/2018 9:11:00 AM 1756 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Britain:
Provincials will attempt a retreat away from Toronto Ft roussel heading West.
93 2/22/2018 12:37:00 AM 1756 Early Season France Message 2. I'll move Dieskau, Bougainville, and the Marine, Bearn, and Languedoc French Regulars regiments and the Periere CdB from Montreal to Toronto/Fort Roussel. Please advise whether your Provincials there will stand and fight.

92 2/22/2018 12:22:00 AM 1756 Early Season France Message Not surprisingly, given the poor condition of the hungry and sickness-ridden provincials left shivering among the ruins of Fort Frontenac, the battle is a rout. Both the Massachusetts and Connecticut Provincial units are destroyed, while the French suffer no losses.

However, I am in for a disappointment. I had thought I could pick up 1 VP for defeating Drilled Troops, but now I see that only applies to Regulars. Given that the British counter mix is probably about 1/3 Provincials, that's certainly something that seems to favor them in the game dynamics.

91 2/22/2018 12:15:00 AM 1756 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from France:
The Battle of Cataraqui.

French: 13 CFs; +2 DRM (Montcalm)
Provincials: 2 CFs; -1 DRM (Rule 7.52)


90 2/21/2018 8:55:00 AM 1756 Early Season Britain Message The Provincials in Cataraqui were ordered to remain together and not split up, thus a battle takes place.
89 2/21/2018 12:54:00 AM 1756 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Event #3: 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 activate Montcalm and Dieskau at Montreal.

1. Montcalm and Vaudrueil will move with the La Sarre, Royal Rousillon, Guyenne, and La Reine French Regulars and the Repentigny CdB and Caughnawaga unit to Cataraqui. Please advise whether one of your units there will attempt to escape.
88 2/19/2018 10:48:00 AM 1756 Early Season Britain Message Yes you are correct. For a second I doubted it, as it seems unfair that the british would have an unfair advantage until the Quiberon Bay card was played. I went thru the BGG forum pages to find more information on that question. However no one has raised it, therefore French do start. :-)
87 2/18/2018 11:36:00 AM 1756 Early Season France Message Jeremy, I'm not aware thatb there's anything about playing the "William Pitt" card that changes the order of player sequence. There's nothing in the card text that says that. The "Quiberon Bay" card (# 62) changes the player sequence, but as far as I am aware, it is the only one that does.

Let me know if I am missing something.

86 2/16/2018 9:12:00 PM 1756 Early Season Britain Message That sounds right! Well, I won't win by playing cheap VP like I did. Lets see how this new year plays out!
Do the French still start even though Pitt has been played already?
85 2/16/2018 12:10:00 AM 1755 Late Season France End Turn
84 2/15/2018 11:58:00 PM 1755 Late Season France Message Well, I have to say that was very well-played. It was deeply frustrating for me, of course. I've never before been in a situation in the half-dozen or so WW games I've played where I lost two cards in a single turn and had to face two unanswered enemy plays.

I also now understand why veteran players like James Pei dispose of many of their French stockades almost as soon as the game begins. I'm now beginning to see them just as British VP bait, and it's far easier and less costly for the British to earn VPs from attacking those than it is for the French to earn them from raiding settlements.

Villiers will retreat to Oswegatchie (La Presentation). I believe that's really the only thing he can do?

As far as VPs, things had been at FR1. You gained 3, which would shift it to BR2. But then I gain 2 for my Raids, which brings it back to 0. Let me know if I've missed anything.

I will remove my Raid markers when I do my next Move file.

83 2/12/2018 9:03:00 PM 1755 Late Season Britain 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).

NOTE: This card was held from the Start turn.

Message from Britain:
Activating a single Provincial in Cataraqui and moving by boat to Toronto and capturing the Stockade there.
All cards have been played and attrition has struck the British provincials. I have done all necessary end of year phases in the vassal file I am sending you now. A new season may begin and I hope it can be a little more exciting than the foul card holding play I executed this late season.
82 2/12/2018 9:00:00 PM 1755 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #70: 2 / Intrigues Shirley
Play if French have at least 1 VP and Shirley is unbesieged. REMOVE Eliminate Shirley.

Message from Britain:
How ironic this card is being played as Shirley has just died...
Activating Johnson and the 3 drilled troops, leaving the provincials by themselves in Cataraqui to freeze over winter...
Moving by Boat 7 spaces all the way back to winter in Albany.
81 2/11/2018 7:57:00 PM 1755 Late Season Britain Message oh boy... my nasty move has bit me in the butt! I need to take care of some things here at home and will finish the rest of the moves in the morning.
80 2/11/2018 7:24:00 PM 1755 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Britain:
disaster! Shirley dies. Johnson now
79 2/11/2018 7:23:00 PM 1755 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Britain:
leader loss check for British. SHirley first
78 2/11/2018 7:22:00 PM 1755 Late Season Britain Message 1 british loss.
full losses on french troops.

77 2/11/2018 7:19:00 PM 1755 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Britain:
French Roll +1
76 2/11/2018 7:16:00 PM 1755 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Britain:
Rolling British with -1
75 2/11/2018 7:05:00 PM 1755 Late Season Britain 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 Britain:
Activating Shirley with sub commanding Johnson in Onondaga W.
All Units will move by boat 3 river and lake coastal spaces to Cataraqui and engage in battle. If you attempt to avoid battle, please go ahead and roll. I will roll for battle in case the Cataraqui troops fail the avoid battle or if you choose to stay.
74 2/11/2018 12:42:00 AM 1755 Late Season France Discard random Strategy card Operations - 1 / Ambush!

Message from France:
Done. And now I'm out of cards.

I can't say I'm finding this to be much fun at this point.
73 2/6/2018 4:09:00 PM 1755 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #36: 2 / Fran‡ois Bigot
French player randomly discards one card. (Discarded "Surrender!" card causes Reshuffle.)

Message from Britain:
Corruption scandals in Quebec once again plague the administration of la Nouvelle France. The Troops will be fed however at the cost of Versailles style parties held in Bigot's court. Louis XV will seriously consider whether to recall the Intendent or maybe even banish him from the French realm.
72 2/4/2018 12:37:00 PM 1755 Late Season France 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 France:
My apologies for the delay -- I was out of town all week teaching at the Justice Department's national training center, and I spent last weekend scrambling to get other things squared away before I left.

And, yes, it was pretty painful to contemplate my altered options as a result of your play of the "Courier Intercepted!" card.

I'll use this to move Montcalm, Dieskau, and all their forces at Ticonderoga back into winter quarters at Montreal.

Move file to follow.
71 1/26/2018 11:10:00 PM 1755 Late Season Britain Message I have been lucking in my cards indeed! It feels cruel to say that it is your move.
70 1/26/2018 11:06:00 PM 1755 Late Season Britain Return Strategy card to hand #18: 1 / Amphibious Landing

Message from Britain:
69 1/25/2018 11:33:00 PM 1755 Late Season France Message Oops, I forgot there were separate radial buttons for "Discard" and "Give." But you should just able to return it to your hand from the Discard pile.


68 1/25/2018 11:31:00 PM 1755 Late Season France Discard random Strategy card Operations - 1 / Amphibious Landing

Message from France:
OMG, what hands you've been drawing.
67 1/25/2018 11:00:00 AM 1755 Late Season Britain Message Ok, I will await for your card and your next movement.

66 1/25/2018 10:57:00 AM 1755 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Britain:
Here we go!
65 1/25/2018 10:57:00 AM 1755 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #35: 3 / Courier Intercepted!
On a roll of 3-6, randomly draw one card from opponent's hand and place it in your own.

Message from Britain:
Hi Jefferson,

The British attempt to intercept a courrier!
64 1/24/2018 11:56:00 PM 1755 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #5: 1 / Bastions Repaired
Replace a Siege 1 or Siege 2 marker on the map with Siege 0. (You must use a whole Action Phase to play this event.)

Message from France:
Start construction of a fort at Ticonderoga/Carillon.
63 1/24/2018 11:31:00 AM 1755 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #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 Britain:
After recent raids in the Hudson and Mohawk corridors, 2 upstate New York and 2 Western Massachussets Provincial regiments are formed and raised to defend Albany and the upper Hudson surrounding area.
The are now stationed in Albany.
62 1/24/2018 12:05:00 AM 1755 Late Season France Message All raids are rolled for on the Stockade/Blockhouse column.

1a. Abenaki raid on Hoosic: Success, Stockade destroyed, and Raid marker placed; 1 step loss; return to home village.

1b. Caughnawaga raid on Kinderhook: unsuccessful, 1 step loss; unit destroyed.

2. Lery CdB raid on Schnectady: unsuccessful, but no loss; return through the Adirondacks to Crown Point.

61 1/23/2018 11:59:00 PM 1755 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

5
1
3


Message from France:
Raid rolls:

1a.

1b.

2.
60 1/23/2018 11:53:00 PM 1755 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #64: 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 France:
1a. Abenaki unit from Onondaga through Oswingo, Mohawks Branch, Schoharie and Albany to attack the stockade at Hoosic.

1b. Caughnawaga unit from Ticonderoga down to Kinderhook to raid.

2. Lery CdB from Cataraqui to Schnectady to rad the stockade there.

3a. Caughnawaga unit from home village to Ticonderoga.

3b. Delaware unit from home village to Allegheny North.

59 1/19/2018 12:57:00 PM 1755 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #37: 3 / British Ministerial
British player must discard one British Regulars, Highlanders, Light Infantry, Troop Transports, or Victories in Germany card if he has any in his hand.

Message from Britain:
Hi Jefferson,
Stockade building for this turn.
Shirley and Abercomby orders the rebuilding of the Oneida West stockade. Villagers and townspeople of the Virgiana regions of Woodstock and Winchester muster up stockade fortifications.
58 1/17/2018 11:49:00 PM 1755 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Event #68: 3 / French Regulars
May not be played if French Regulars already played this season or after Quiberon. REMOVE Place two 3-4 Regular units, and, if not yet in play, Montcalm, Levis, & Bougainville at either Quebec or Louisbourg.

Message from France:
Reflecting a strong commitment by his Majesty's government to the North American War, on a late summer morning, the 2/Berry and 3/Berry Regiments of French Regulars disembark on the wharves beneath the massive, looming rock of Quebec.
57 1/14/2018 8:56:00 AM 1755 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #49: 1 / Call Out Militias
Place 1 Militia unit into a Militia Box or restore 2 to full strength.

Message from Britain:
Good morning Jefferson,
Southern Militia train this fall in the hopes to shore up their defenses against Shawnee and Delaware raids
56 1/13/2018 11:32:00 PM 1755 Late Season France Message Well, that was a disappointment. Still, it's enough to restore both my Shawnee units to full strength in their home settlement to full strength.
55 1/13/2018 11:30:00 PM 1755 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from France:

54 1/13/2018 11:29:00 PM 1755 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Event #26: 2 / Western Indian
Play if you have fort at Ohio Forks. Place ORANGE 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.
53 1/13/2018 10:05:00 PM 1755 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #33: 2 / Indians Desert
Eliminate up to two unbesieged enemy Indian units from any one space. (Remove Allied markers)

Message from Britain:
Hi Jefferson,

The Potawatomi and Ottawa desert Ohio Forks and head home earlier for the winter season without committing their return to the conflict next spring.
52 1/12/2018 1:36:00 PM 1755 Late Season France Message Oh, and I should supplement Post # 47 to clarify that the Abenakis will escape to Onondaga.

51 1/12/2018 1:34:00 PM 1755 Late Season France Message Woodstock successfully resists, but both Carlisle and Harris's Ferry go up in flames, and so Raid! markers will be placed accordingly. Doubtless, there will be political consequences in Pennsylvania!

All of the affected Indian raiding parties lose 1 step. It is some consolation to me that this is only one step more than I would have lost absent your play of the "Blockhouses" card.

50 1/12/2018 1:24:00 PM 1755 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

2
5
5


Message from France:
Woodstock
Carlisle
Harris's Ferry


49 1/11/2018 10:13:00 PM 1755 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #13: 1 / Blockhouses
Play before enemy rolls on Raid Table. All enemy Raids this year use Stockade column (place marker)

Message from Britain:
Hi , Jefferson
I have been waiting to play this card :-)
I'll wait for the roll resolves.
48 1/10/2018 11:38:00 PM 1755 Late 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:
And now on with the game. I'll play this to activate the following Indian units, who will move as indicated.

1a. Shawnee unit in Allegheny South to Woodstock to raid.

1b. Shawnee unit from Allegheny Central to Carlisle to raid (by way of Raystown).

2a. Delaware unit from Cayuga to Harris's Ferry to raid by way of Wyoming and East Susquehanna.

2b. One Caughnawaga unit from their home settlement to Ticonderoga to join Montcalm.

Please advise if you have any cards to play.
47 1/10/2018 11:33:00 PM 1755 Late Season France Message My apologies for the delay, Jeremy. Both work and family matters post-Christmas have been very time-consuming, but it's all good stuff.

I thought it seemed odd that my Abenakis couldn't just lightly dance away from that clunky column of British Regulars and Provincials. And there it is in the rules -- in the "Exception" under Rule 6.8, "Avoiding Battle."

So that is what they'll do. Your Provincial unit (the Massachusetts men) is also restored to full strength.

46 1/1/2018 12:55:00 PM 1755 Late Season Britain Message Hi Jefferson,

Since Shirley does not have any auxiliaries, your Unit may avoid battle without having to roll. So if you would like to avoid battle, you can go ahead and place him in Onondaga and not have the battle occur.

The raided marker should stay on the board and the VP awarded at the end of Late season per 4.0 B.
I will await your next move :-)
Happy new Year!
45 1/1/2018 12:40:00 PM 1755 Late Season France Message I have to head out to attend a social function and go to the office, but will try and get the first move of the last half of the year out tonight.

Oh, and I get 1 VP for the successful raid on OCW.

44 1/1/2018 12:37:00 PM 1755 Early Season France End Turn Deck was reshuffled.

43 1/1/2018 12:37:00 PM 1755 Early Season France Message The Abenaki unit is destroyed, but one of the British/Provincial units must be flipped. I assume that will be one of the Provincials. Just let me know.

And with you having said you are holding your last card, we will advance the turn marker and go to the card draw phase.


42 1/1/2018 12:32:00 PM 1755 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from France:
It fails.

So we go to a battle.

French/Indian
British/Provincial

41 1/1/2018 12:31:00 PM 1755 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from France:
The Abenaki unit in OCW will attempt to evade to Onondaga.


40 12/29/2017 10:04:00 PM 1755 Early Season Britain Change Hand Size Britain: from 8 to 9
France: from 8 to 8
39 12/29/2017 10:04:00 PM 1755 Early Season Britain Message I will hold my card going into the Late season. I will let you distribute the cards. I am changing the British hand size to 9 as Pitt has already been played.
38 12/29/2017 10:02:00 PM 1755 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #47: 3 / Troop Transports
French may not play after Quiberon or if Quebec is British controlled. Restore 3 French or 6 British reduced Regular or Light Infantry units to full strength.

NOTE: This card was held from the Start turn.

Message from Britain:
Hi Jeff! Boy how can the holiday season get crazy!
I live in Buffalo, NY. I am actually Franco-American. How about yourself where do you live? I actually also work in the courts myself. I am an interpreter for NY state in the region's judicial district.

Shirley leaves a provincial in Oneida Carry East, and moves his combined force with Johnson to Oneida Carra West where it is anticipated that the Abenakis spot the slow British movement into the area and are probably slipping away incognito as this message reaches you.
37 12/24/2017 5:16:00 PM 1755 Early Season France Message No rush at all -- I often find myself in that position. And we have my son home from college with his girlfriend, and a number of guests coming over tomorrow.

BTW, where do you live?
36 12/23/2017 11:58:00 PM 1755 Early Season Britain Message It is so late, I will have to decide on my next move tomorrow :-). Happy Holidays to you too!
35 12/23/2017 11:45:00 PM 1755 Early Season Britain Return Strategy card to hand #47: 3 / Troop Transports

Message from Britain:
Oh! yes indeed! I wasn't paying attention to the Troop Transports being in the discard!
Thank you for pointing it out
34 12/23/2017 6:33:00 PM 1755 Early Season France Message So, I guess you must retrieve "Troop Transports" from the Discard file? Then, presumably, you must play either that or your remaining other card.

Best Wishes to you for a happy, joyous, and relaxing holiday as well (assuming the latter is even possible any more!).
33 12/23/2017 12:36:00 PM 1755 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #67: 3 / William Pitt
REMOVE Highlanders, Amherst, Forbes, and Wolfe are available. Draw any one Highlanders, British Regulars, Light Infantry, or Troop Transports from Discard. Starting next season, British get 9 cards.

Message from Britain:
Hi Jefferson,
Happy Holidays!

I will play William Pitt, I was hoping you were going to play one of English reinforcements cards in the hope to pick it up in the discard, however I will go ahead and play it anyway.
32 12/23/2017 12:32:00 AM 1755 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #49: 1 / Call Out Militias
Place 1 Militia unit into a Militia Box or restore 2 to full strength.

Message from France:
The Marine detachment at Presqu'ile marches south to join the garrison at Fort Duquesne.
31 12/19/2017 11:35:00 AM 1755 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #47: 3 / Troop Transports
French may not play after Quiberon or if Quebec is British controlled. Restore 3 French or 6 British reduced Regular or Light Infantry units to full strength.

Message from Britain:
Hi Jeff, No worries, Holiday season is always full with activities and little down time here too.

Activating Shirley with subordinate Johnson and all Troops quartered in Albany.

MPs:3 Boat Movement along the mohawk river to stop in Oneida Carry East.

30 12/18/2017 12:13:00 AM 1755 Early Season France Message The results:

1a. The garrison of OCE repulses the attack; the Caughnawag unit is flipped to its u/s side and returns to its home settlement.

1b. The second Caughnawaga unit is successful against OCW, but suffers significant losses and is likewise flipped to its reverse side and returns to its home settlement. Remove the stockade, and place a "Raided" marker.

2a. This roll (which was an NE in any case) is moot, because the Abenaki arrive to find the stockade at OCW a smoking ruin, with the occasional flame still licking from its charred remains. They encounter the somewhat battered but gratified Caughnawagas getting ready to head back towards the St. Lawrence with their booty and their captives from the garrison.

The Abenakis make camp and contemplate their next move.

I'll send a move file.


29 12/18/2017 12:03:00 AM 1755 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

2
5
3


Message from France:
Next, I'll roll for the raids for the three Indian war parties attacking the stockades at OCW and OCE.

1a
1b
2a


28 12/18/2017 12:02:00 AM 1755 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #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 France:
My apologies for being so tardy in getting back to the game, Jeremy -- - it's been a very busy week full of work and holiday activity since I got back from the wedding. Thank you for your patience.

I will play this for Operations, and will activate and move the following units:

1a. Caughnawaga from their Home Settlement to Oneida Carry East.

1b. Caughnawaga from Monetreal to Oneida Carry West.

2a. Abenaki from Montreal to Oneida Carry West.

2b. Delaware from their Home Settlement (Kittaning) to Cayuga.

3a. Shawnee from their Home Settlement (Logtown) to Allegheny Central.

3b. Shawnee from their Home Settlement (Logtown) to Allegheny South.

27 12/10/2017 5:18:00 AM 1755 Early Season France Message This does the wilderness give way to the axes of EuroAmerican "progress."

I'm out of town attending a wedding this weekend, but should be able to return to the game on Monday night or Tuesday.

26 12/4/2017 5:54:00 PM 1755 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 1 / Ambush!
Play before Battle in Wilderness or Mountain if you have Auxiliaries. May not be played if enemy has Fort, Light Infantry, or more Auxiliary units than you. Fire first, double strength (before any column shifts), unless enemy also ambushes.

Message from Britain:
I choose to build a stockade.

Upon receiving frontier news that the Shawnee and Delaware have pledged alliance with the French, the British colonial authorities decide to strengthen the the town of Augusta and the surrounding communities foreseeing possible future raids.
A stockade is built in Augusta.
25 12/3/2017 1755 Early Season France Message Concerned about reports of British Provincials and Regulars massing at Will's Creek/Fort Cumberland, the Indians of the upper Ohio Valley began preparing for war to protect their lands and way of life. The first two gather were two substantial warbands of Shawnees at Logstown, and one of Delawares at Kittaning.


24 12/2/2017 11:35:00 PM 1755 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from France:
Rolling for Western Indians.


23 12/2/2017 11:34:00 PM 1755 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Event #27: 2 / Western Indian
Play if you have fort at Ohio Forks. Place ORANGE 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.
22 12/1/2017 10:33:00 PM 1755 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #24: 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 Britain:
Hi Jeff,

Activating Braddock in Alexandria with Troops and subordinate leader.
MP 1-3 All units move from Alexandria VA to Will's Creek Fort.

End.
21 11/29/2017 11:08:00 PM 1755 Early Season France Message Well, that was lame. Add a Caughanawaga at its settlement on the St. Lawrence.

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