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156 6/20/2018 6:58:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Message Enjoy your hols!
155 6/20/2018 6:57:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Message all done
154 6/20/2018 6:54:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Message Huron dies..
153 6/20/2018 6:53:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from France:
Huron raids the Cayuga village
152 6/20/2018 6:52:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #58: 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 activate more Indians.
151 6/20/2018 6:52:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Message That was rough. Without the ambush I'd have fancied the French to win.
150 6/19/2018 1:51:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Message Nasty stuff. Back to you to withdraw with Montcalm and his few remaining coureurs, then it's your turn.

I am away on my hols from tomorrow, so might not get to do another log. Will be back at the end of the month. Sorry for delay!
149 6/19/2018 1:48:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Britain:
Then you shoot back on the 6 col with +2.
148 6/19/2018 1:45:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Britain:
OK so here's the ambushing forces.
147 6/19/2018 9:33:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Message No cards here, sadly. I don't want to roll it! You do it!
146 6/19/2018 8:15:00 AM 1758 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #12: 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'll drop this, which I think will guarantee me the win unless you've got a card to play. To you to confirm, you can roll it if you like.
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145 6/19/2018 8:10:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Message I'll fight. I'm on 10 SPs with a +2 modifier. Also, my stockade gives you a -1. I'll leave the rolling to you. I could do with winning this one..
144 6/19/2018 8:02:00 AM 1758 Late Season Britain Message I'll follow up for my second MP for another attack. Same decision for you.

143 6/19/2018 7:50:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Message Success. I'll put up a log.
142 6/19/2018 7:49:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from France:
I'll attempt to evade back to Oswego. Anything but a 1 will do...
141 6/19/2018 6:28:00 AM 1758 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).

Message from Britain:
Yeah, can't argue with that.
Johnson attacks Montcalm with 3 regulars and all the Indians. Back to you for evade or fight decision.
140 6/19/2018 6:24:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Message NE. My raiding has been poor!
Back to you.
139 6/19/2018 6:24:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from France:
Abenaki raid on Deerfield
138 6/19/2018 6:22:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Message NE
137 6/19/2018 6:22:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from France:
Huron raid on the Cayuga settlement.
136 6/19/2018 6:22:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #17: 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).

Message from France:
Activate 2 Indians.
135 6/16/2018 11:57:00 AM 1758 Late Season Britain 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 Britain:
Move Abercromy and all but one of his units up to join Johnson. That's it. Back to you.
134 6/16/2018 11:35:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Message Even worse. Back to you.
133 6/16/2018 11:33:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from France:
Second try with the Huron
132 6/16/2018 11:33:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Message NE
131 6/16/2018 11:32:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from France:
Raid the Cayuga settlement..
130 6/16/2018 11:31:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #36: 2 / Fran‡ois Bigot
French player randomly discards one card. (Discarded "Surrender!" card causes Reshuffle.)

Message from France:
I'll move some Indians.
129 6/16/2018 3:47:00 AM 1758 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #29: 1 / Mohawks
Play if Johnson is within 2 spaces of Canajoharie. Place all Mohawk (RED) Indian units not on the map with Johnson and restore any reduced Mohawks to full

Message from Britain:
I'll put 2 red Indians back on with Johnson. Back to you.
128 6/15/2018 3:50:00 PM 1758 Late Season France Message Back to you.
127 6/15/2018 3:50:00 PM 1758 Late Season France 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 France:
I'll remove the Oneida and Tuscarora Indians.
126 6/14/2018 7:08:00 AM 1758 Late 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:
Ah, that's a shame. Forces me to play this straightaway for reinforcements in NYC.
125 6/14/2018 7:06:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Message Back to you again.
124 6/14/2018 7:05:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Event #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 France:
I'll flip some of those units back over again.
123 6/14/2018 7:01:00 AM 1758 Early Season France End Turn
122 6/14/2018 6:06:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain Message 5 step losses to me, 4 to you, and a VP for you into the bargain. I'll do a log to put my losses on, then you can advance the season and do your next turn.
At least the dice were a bit friendlier to you there - flip those round, and most of your stack is wiped.
121 6/14/2018 6:05:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Britain:
Yeah, I expect I'll lose this one, but I'm hoping to do some decent causalties (easier for me to replace than you). First die roll is you, 20 on +1, second die roll is me, 24 flat.
120 6/14/2018 5:56:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Message Evade?! Hide?!!? I'll fight!
20 SPs with +1 for my leader.
119 6/14/2018 5:36:00 AM 1758 Early 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:
Move Loudoun to Crown Point. You can hide in the fort with some of them, or evade, or fight, or whatever you like!

Not fighting seems to be working OK for me so far (fingers crossed)... it's much nicer to fight when you have no cards left in hand.
118 6/14/2018 5:21:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Message I'll activate Dumas, demolish his fort and move up the river. Back to you again.
117 6/14/2018 5:18:00 AM 1758 Early Season France 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.

NOTE: This card was held from the 1757 Late Season turn.

Message from France:
Does your cowardice know no bounds? I had a hand that was good for defending but not much else. Ambush, Fieldworks and Bastions Repaired all go unused!
6 of my 9 cards were 1 op card so not much good for much else. Now I have to do something with this card..
116 6/14/2018 5:16:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Message No interception!
115 6/13/2018 12:57:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #61: 1 / Highlanders
If 1755 scenario, play only after 1758 or William Pitt. REMOVE Place one 4-4 Highland unit and a leader, if available, at any ports.

Message from Britain:
Move a provincial. You could potentially intercept if you wanted.
114 6/13/2018 12:33:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message Second one will move only. Back to you.
113 6/13/2018 12:31:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message That's a success.
112 6/13/2018 12:29:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from France:
First one will raid Seneca settlement.
111 6/13/2018 12:28:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #9: 1 / Fieldworks
Play before Battle if you have Drilled Troops. If defending, place marker--attacker shifts 1 column left. If attacking, remove defender's marker. (Marker also removed anytime owner chooses or if attackers win.)

Message from France:
I'll activate 2 Indian units.
110 6/13/2018 11:11:00 AM 1758 Early 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:
Collect Indians to Johnson's command.
Back to you.
109 6/13/2018 7:18:00 AM 1758 Early 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:
barstard

I'll play this to activate Bougainville who will move on his own by boat.
108 6/13/2018 6:46:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #32: 2 / Treaty of Easton
Play if British Drilled Troops are in an unbesieged fortification in or adjacent to Ohio Forks. REMOVE Eliminate all unbesieged Shawnee, Mingo, and Delaware (ORANGE only) units

Message from Britain:
I'll play this to eliminate your Orange Indians to put a stop to that.
107 6/13/2018 6:42:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Message Second one just moves. Over to you.
106 6/13/2018 6:40:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Message No good.

105 6/13/2018 6:39:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from France:
First one will raid your stockade in Allegheny South
104 6/13/2018 6:38:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #15: 1 / Lake Schooner
Play when enemy moves into friendly fortification space along lake connection (Ontario or Erie shore, or anywhere from Ile-aux-Noix to Hudson Carry North). Enemy stops in the previously occupied space.

Message from France:
I'll activate a couple of Indians
103 6/13/2018 6:30:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain Message That'll do. Back to you.
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102 6/13/2018 6:27:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Britain:
Papa needs a new pair of Indians...
101 6/13/2018 6:26:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #28: 3 / Iroquois Alliance
Play if only your side has fortifications at Oswego or Oneida Carry West or East. British also must have Johnson within 2 spaces of GRAY settlement.Place at their settlements up to a die roll of GRAY Indian units from tribes not currently enemy. For every 1 you could place, you may instead restore 2 to full.

NOTE: This card was held from the 1757 Late Season turn.

Message from Britain:
No worries. I'll play this, which is the whole reason for this little expedition in the first place. Hoping for a knockout roll...
100 6/13/2018 6:24:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Message Sorry for the delay. He will stop there. Log is up now.
99 6/11/2018 7:14:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain Message Hmm, I can't see one. Anyway no interception yet.
E
98 6/11/2018 7:10:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain Message Was there a log to go with that? Where is Monty going?
97 6/11/2018 7:03:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #50: 1 / Call Out Militias
Place 1 Militia unit into a Militia Box or restore 2 to full strength.

Message from France:
Activate Montcalm. You can attempt to intercept.
You can't avoid the dice forever...................
96 6/11/2018 6:54:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain 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 Britain:
My new strategy is just t avoid rolling them wherever possible - they can't hurt you that way! (Although this is easier for the British). I actually don't think I've rolled any all game, except that combat with the Indian just now.

Couple of stockades.
95 6/11/2018 6:48:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Message NE. The dice are on your side this time.
94 6/11/2018 6:46:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from France:
Next one will raid in Trenton.
93 6/11/2018 6:45:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Message That kills the Indians.
92 6/11/2018 6:44:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from France:
One of my Delaware units will raid you stockade in Allegheny South.
91 6/11/2018 6:42:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #30: 1 / Cherokees
May not be played after Cherokee Uprising. Place all Cherokee (GREEN) Indian units not on the map at a British fortification in the Southern Department and restore any reduced Cherokee to full strength. French may play Cherokee Uprising (place marker).

Message from France:
I'll activate a couple of Indians.
90 6/11/2018 6:28:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #45: 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:
Move Johnson up the river valley. No combat or any of that nonsense. Back to you.
89 6/11/2018 6:24:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Message That's 2 hits with all modifiers and whatnot. I was going for a long odds Wolfe assassination. Didn't work.

Over to you!
88 6/11/2018 6:22:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from France:
Darn. Well, he's dead then. This is the British roll.
87 6/11/2018 6:22:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from France:
Roll for France. Looking for a 6.
86 6/11/2018 6:21:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Message I'll attack!
85 6/9/2018 7:23:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain Message I won't withdraw and can't intercept so up to you what you want to do next!
84 6/9/2018 6:44:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Message I have sent 1 Indian unit into Wolfe's stack. You may attempt to withdraw!
83 6/9/2018 6:38:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #39: 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:
I'd like to play this for the event but I'll have to use it for the ops to activate some Indians.
82 6/8/2018 2:11:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #23: 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:
Bad luck. Both Smallpox plays have been damp squibs, I think.

Wolfe to move just the one space, and you could intercept; if not then just go ahead.
81 6/8/2018 12:26:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message fuuuuuuuck

1 step loss. Back to you.
80 6/8/2018 12:25:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from France:
Looking for a 5 or a 6...
79 6/8/2018 12:25:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Event #34: 3 / Small Pox
Choose a space with >4 units. Enemy eliminates steps equal to half a die roll (round up) or a full roll if >8 units present (reduce all before eliminating any). Then remove all Indians.

Message from France:
Biological warfare on Loudoun's stack at Ticonderoga.
78 6/7/2018 3:30:00 PM 1758 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:
I'll campaign too. Webb & Abercromby to reform my big stacks.
77 6/7/2018 1:38:00 PM 1758 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:
Another campiagn card! I'll activate Bougaineville to go over to Montcalm's base and then Rigaud to go down the river to meet up with Levis. You can intercept there if you like, otherwise it's back to you.
76 6/7/2018 5:25:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain Message I held my card too. You're on!
75 6/7/2018 5:25:00 AM 1757 Late Season Britain End Turn
74 6/7/2018 5:03:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Message I'll hold my final card, so no log and back to you.
There are too many Brits around for my liking. It's going to be a hairy new year.
73 6/6/2018 11:52:00 AM 1757 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #10: 1 / Fieldworks
Play before Battle if you have Drilled Troops. If defending, place marker--attacker shifts 1 column left. If attacking, remove defender's marker. (Marker also removed anytime owner chooses or if attackers win.)

Message from Britain:
2 Campaign cards! Nice.

Moved Forbes. Back to you.
72 6/6/2018 11:25:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from France:
Activated Rigaud and Bougaineville.
Back to you.
71 6/6/2018 11:21:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Event #4: 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 move some guys out of Crown Point for the winter.
70 6/6/2018 7:51:00 AM 1757 Late Season Britain 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 Britain:
Move some troops around to winter quarters at Ticonderoga.
69 6/6/2018 7:04:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Message And that is it. Your go!
68 6/6/2018 7:03:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #2: 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 build a stockade in Oswego for Montcalm.
67 6/1/2018 6:14:00 AM 1757 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #16: 1 / George Croghan
British frontier trader provides scouts.
Play after activating a Drilled Troops unit or a force that includes Drilled
Troops.
The unit or force does not have to stop after passing through Wilderness
spaces.


Message from Britain:
Lots of Indians running about...
play this one to complete the fort in Ticonderoga. Back to you.
66 6/1/2018 6:12:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Message Loverly. 2 Delaware and a Potawatomi.
65 6/1/2018 6:09:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from France:

64 6/1/2018 6:09:00 AM 1757 Late 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:
For the event.
63 5/31/2018 10:32:00 AM 1757 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #19: 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).

Message from Britain:
Just to move a single provincial alone, away from Wolfe.
Back to you.
62 5/31/2018 10:28:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Message Second one will move but not raid.
Done!
61 5/31/2018 10:24:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Message Success!
60 5/31/2018 10:22:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from France:
Deerfield first.
59 5/31/2018 10:22:00 AM 1757 Late 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:
I'll try a bit more raiding.
58 5/31/2018 9:14:00 AM 1757 Late 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:
Stockades x3.
Back to you!
57 5/31/2018 7:55:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Message NE.

Your go!

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