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31 6/17/2018 10:16:00 AM 1757 Early Season France Message Also, a comment: It would be better to place all the Provincials with Wolfe. Then when you attack, they can take the losses (since they are drilled), protecting your regulars. (On the French side, the French really want to move their Marines to their main army, so that they can perform the same duty.) I am fine with you changing this.

It would alternatively have been a good idea to take two in the South instead, because it is harder for the French raiders to infiltrate through occupied spaces. And there are gaps in the line at Augusta and around Tuscarora Hills right now.
30 6/17/2018 9:59:00 AM 1757 Early Season France Message 2 Delaware and 1 Ottawa. I've made a file. Over to you.
29 6/17/2018 9:52:00 AM 1757 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from France:
I recruit this many indians.
28 6/17/2018 9:51:00 AM 1757 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:
For the event. Better do this while I still have >4 VPs.
27 6/16/2018 1:25:00 PM 1757 Early 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:
I'll play this to place provincials in the northern department. I'll make a file.
26 6/11/2018 4:29:00 PM 1757 Early Season France 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 France:
Activate Montcalm. Destroy the half-built fort (no VP penalty) and move entire stack to Ticonderoga (by land).

I'll make a file. Over to you.
25 6/10/2018 9:13:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Message Based on the earlier card, I'm moving Wolfe and his army to Hudson Carry South. Since you are not intercepting, I'll post a file. I'm not continuing on.
24 6/10/2018 9:10:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Return Strategy card to hand #16: 1 / George Croghan

Message from Britain:
I'm going to return this as well. All I will be doing is moving to Hudson Carry South, so I don't need this additional movement.
23 6/10/2018 9:06:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Return Strategy card to hand #9: 1 / Fieldworks

Message from Britain:
22 6/6/2018 10:48:00 AM 1757 Early Season France Message I will not intercept you in Wood Creek.

But I _will_ intercept you if you go to Ticonderoga (with 5/6 chance of success), and if you lose a battle there you will have nowhere to retreat to, and be destroyed. And if you go to Green Mountains Central Monty will just attack you there when it's my turn, and if you lose it's the same; no retreat, so destroyed.) While if Montcalm loses, he will just fall back on his fort at Ticonderoga.

And if there is battle in wilderness, Wolfe has no auxiliaries, so gets -1 DRM against Monty, who has. (And both get +2 for their leadership.) No aux's also means that Wolfe risks being ambushed. This is not a good battle for the British.

So I advice against this move. Small reward, big risk of catastrophe.
21 6/6/2018 10:37:00 AM 1757 Early Season France Message > I'm very sorry to send so many messages.

Not a problem at all. I prefer it if you write what you do, like this.


I have a few comments, though. Bear with me:

1. Fieldworks can only be played in a (field) battle, not an assault, so you may take that card back to your hand. ("View discard pile" in the menu on the right, and then click on the card to pick it up.)


2. A fort gives 1 left shift for the assaulters, though. And Montcalm gives me +2 DRM, som my roll was a modified 5. I brought 20 strength points, so I would have been on the 13-16 column. The result would still have been the same. 4 losses for you, 2 for me, and the fort falls. No-one rolled a natural 1 or 6, so no leader loss checks. The VP marker goes from 4 to 6.

That marker is easy to forget to adjust, so it is a good idea to note the VPs here in the ACTS log for if we need to backtrack. (This is also an important VP threshold for France. 5+ VPs means that I have a much easier time recruiting indians to my side. Which was most of the point of this maneuver.)


3. You get a textbox when you make a roll in ACTS. This is a good place to write down what you're rolling for.
20 6/5/2018 11:19:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #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:
I'm very sorry to send so many messages. Trying to get the hand of playing and using the message boxes here.

In any event, I use my operations points to activate Wolfe and Dunbar and their troops. Using George Croghan to avoid stopping in wilderness places. I will move to Hudson Carry South and on to Wood Creek, so you have the option to intercept. If you do not, I may continue moving on.

No file yet.
19 6/5/2018 11:15:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
18 6/5/2018 11:02:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Message New file posted.
17 6/5/2018 11:01:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Message 2 steps lost for the French. I will reduce two of your regulars by one step.

French get 2 victory points and a fort under construction.
16 6/5/2018 10:55:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Britain:

15 6/5/2018 10:55:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Message 4 steps will wipe out my defenders. Next is their defense. Strength of 4.
14 6/5/2018 10:53:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Britain:

13 6/5/2018 10:53:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Message Playing fieldworks to move the column one to the left. That moves your attack to the 17-21 column. No other modifiers.
12 6/5/2018 10:50:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #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 Britain:
11 5/31/2018 6:43:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #53: 1 / Rangers
Place a Rangers unit at a fortification, or restore 2 Rangers units to full strength.

Message from France:
Montcalm assaults HCN. You may play the Coehorns card and roll on the siege table. If you do not have Coehorns, the siege level increases automatically (because Monty gives +2 DRM on the roll).

Monty will assault if able. I play no cards. You may play cards and resolve.

No file.
10 5/31/2018 11:21:00 AM 1757 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:
Playing to activate Wolfe and a stack in NY to move.
9 5/31/2018 11:17:00 AM 1757 Early Season Britain Message Intercept is unsuccessful.

I will move Wolfe and the recruit from last turn to NY.
8 5/31/2018 11:14:00 AM 1757 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Britain:
Going to try to intercept with Webb and his stack from Hudson Carry South. No tactics to add for Webb.
7 5/30/2018 6:26:00 PM 1757 Early Season France 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 France:
Because here comes my very obvious follow-up to my previous move.

Montcalm and his stack boat move from Quebec to Hudson Carry North, and lay siege to the fort there. Your stack at Hudson Carry South may intercept if it wants to.
6 5/30/2018 6:15:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Message Unspectacular reinforcement, spectacular leader. But unless your hand is all 3's you should totally have placed him in New York, for you want Wolfe to move your big army easily.

I think you should place him there instead. Wolfe (or really any non-3 leader to replace the clowns you start with, but Wolfe is also the best overall) is critical to British success.
5 5/30/2018 8:09:00 AM 1757 Early Season Britain Message I'll make an updated file shortly.
4 5/30/2018 8:09:00 AM 1757 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #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:
I believe this is okay to play now, because we are not playing the 1755 scenario.
3 5/24/2018 5:13:00 PM 1757 Early Season France 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 France:
Alright. We'll start by moving Montcalm and his stack from Montreal to Quebec.

I'll make a file. Over to you.
2 5/21/2018 5:48:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Message And so it begins. French go first, so I'll start.

...tomorrow, because it's been years since I played, so I just realized I need to refresh my memory of the rules and the map a little first.
1 5/21/2018 5:43:00 PM Start France End Turn

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