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138 10/12/2019 10:39:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message You're reading all the right parts of the rules. I would just note the following.

1. You don't have to man stockades to derive the benefits they give you in terms of securing retreat routes and providing a line of communications.

2. The rule that Regulars can't retreat into Wilderness spaces absent the existence of a stockade is definitely one you must always keep in mind.

3. I think attrition of the enemy's regulars is a major consideration for both players in this game, albeit one that can be upset if the card deck suddenly gets reshuffled again, like it was at the end of last turn.

You're right that your strategic position at the moment isn't promising. You can't march on Niagara because I'm threatening to make a thrust towards Albany. And it isn't so much that Ohio Forks is all that far away; it's that I was lucky enough to score two cards that allowed me to largely eliminate the very substantial and threatening force you had built up along the western frontier, which was causing me great concern when the last turn ended.

Otherwise, your failure to draw Wolfe has been a major drawback, albeit one partly compensated by your play of "Vaudreuil Interferes" and dispatching Montcalm to the boondocks. But once he gets there, you have to watch him.

So, in terms of where we are now, you could choose to resign, or play the game through to the end of the turn and see if you can block me from getting an automatic victory. However, even if you drew Wolfe for next turn, you are still down a large number of points and I have many Indians for raiding.

137 10/10/2019 11:21:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message Looks like the only VP that are available are killing regulars troops, taking Niagara, Ohio Forks, or stockades and Fort. You have no stockades, Ohio Forks and Niagara are so distant they might as well be in a different solar system. Johnson is out getting poison ivy while the Indians laugh at him and an attack on them for laughing won't get me any VP- disappointing.

I guess should have invested in stockades every 40 miles, but who would have manned them? Additional troops never came. Those Indians gathered VP. Is the real key here attrition? Should I had sieged the fortress of the huge French force at the right time?
136 10/10/2019 10:59:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message Reading more about battles.. I can not retreat drilled soldiers into wilderness spaces. They must be cultivated, stockade, or fort spaces to allow retreat. So they would become eliminated and the leader survives. For some reason I thought sieging unit could not be attacked. Had I remembered the retreat rule... probably would not have tried the attack.
135 10/10/2019 10:38:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message Looking through this sequence of events, because I moved into Tichonderoga, the army to the south of me moves on my British forces and intercepts with a modified roll of 4, which is success, and we directly to battle. There is no avoid battle. However, I could play an event to influence the battle?..
134 10/10/2019 10:17:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message I am sorry, I thought I had posted what generals I intended to activate on the message board. Wasn't on purpose. Currently taking a look at the state of the game.
133 9/21/2019 11:52:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Message If you want to continue, remember that it's your turn to move Johnson.
132 9/21/2019 11:51:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Message Just thought I would check in with you, John. Are you still game for carrying this through, at least to the end of the current turn, and see if you can hold off the Automatic Victory? Or do you wish to concede on the current state of things?

131 9/18/2019 11:49:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message And now you can move Johnson. Note, however, that you should have declared what Johnson's intended move was back at the time that you announced that he would be one of the two leaders participating in the Campaign. The idea is that both leaders are in fact moving simultaneously, so you can't determine what the second leader is going to do after you see how the first leader's move fares.

Here, I assume you had some intended plan of attack or movement with Johnson already, so just go ahead and implement that.

130 9/18/2019 11:42:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message He survives. I can't find the rule right now, but I am pretty confident he gets removed to the nearest friendly fortification.

The French will apply their losses against the La Reine and Bearn regiments.

The French receive 1 VP for the Battle of Carillon/Ticonderoga, raising their total from 8 to 9.

129 9/18/2019 11:39:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from France:
Leader Loss die roll for Dunbar:


128 9/18/2019 11:38:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message It appears that the intercepting French force caught the British force by surprise while it was still on the march approaching Fort Carillon.

The French inflict six step losses on the British, while suffering only two step losses themselves. This is sufficient to destroy the entire British force (44th Halkett's Regiment, 48th Dunbar's).

Because I rolled a 6, the remaining question is whether Dunbar himself survives.


127 9/18/2019 11:32:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from France:
The Battle of Carillon/Ticonderoga:

French (18 CFs): 17-21 column, +1 DRM for Levis
British (6 CFs): 6-8 column, no DRMs

126 9/18/2019 11:28:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message Thanks to Levis' Tactics Rating, the Interception attempt is successful, but by the skin of its teeth. (Apparently, runners from Fort Carillon reached the French army at HCS just in time to rouse them to get on the march and arrive before the British regiments could create defensive positions.)

Per Rule 6.71, this results in a battle where the original activated force is the attacker and the intercepting force is the defender.

There appear to be no relevant battle cards that can be played, so I will proceed to resolve the combat.

125 9/18/2019 11:18:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from France:
Levis, Dumas, and all of the regiments at HCS except for the u/s La Sarre 2-4 will attempt an interception.

124 9/18/2019 11:17:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message The Marin CdB will withdraw within the walls of Carillon/Ticonderoga.
123 9/17/2019 10:13:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message Dunbar and 2 of the 3-4 drilled troops move to Wood Creek from Hudson Carry South. Then on to Fort Ticonderoga for battle.
122 9/17/2019 9:56:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message I wanted to activate Dunbar first then Johnson with my campaign card.
121 8/26/2019 11:05:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message Just FYI -- when you do a campaign move, if you're moving two leaders, you should designate them both before you move the first one. The idea is that you must define your plan of campaign at the start, before you know how the first part of it will play out.

120 8/26/2019 10:56:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message Sorry it took me a while to respond -- I was out of town on business last week.

I would like to try and intercept you, but alas -- Rule 6.722 precludes that ("Units entering a space already occupied by their side's unbesieged units (not leaders alone) or fortifications may not be intercepted.").

119 8/21/2019 7:30:00 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 guess I can't demolish the fort at shamok'n without giving you VPs. So just leave it and activate Dunbar at Albany, NY. Dunbar paddles up river to Hudson Carry South. I think you get a chance to intercept?
118 8/21/2019 7:14:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message So.. Cherokee and Will' Creek and Shamokin revolt and leave. The only Southern provincials that
I can find are at Woodstock and Shamokin. I remove those two. The 22nd Whitmore with Johnson and
2/60th Royal Americans with Abercromby and Loudoun are removed.
117 8/11/2019 1:26:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Event #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 France:
I'll play this for the event.

Emboldened by the disbanding of most of the Southern Provincial regiments, the Cherokees revolt against the British and colonials and seek to recover their lost lands!

Both Cherokee units must be removed, which I will take care of, but you have a choice as to which of your remaining two Southern Provincial units will be removed, and which two British Regulars.

116 8/8/2019 8:28:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message Thought I was going to be doing more than pick a unit to reduce. Lets have Whitmore's 22nd take the step loss.
115 8/4/2019 10:42:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Message Oops!

Hit the "Roll Die" command again. That's what IO wish I'd rolled.

114 8/4/2019 10:41:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from France:
He survives. Let me know which unit will take your loss. The Tuscarora Indian unit is eliminated.
113 8/4/2019 10:41:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from France:
Rolling again for Leader Loss on Johnson.

112 8/4/2019 10:38:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from France:
Not successful.

So we proceed to battle.

British (+1 DRM for Johnson; -1 DRM for Wilderness with no light troops = 0 DRM

Indians

111 8/4/2019 10:35:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from France:
My Indian unit at Shawatingo will attempt to evade battle.

110 8/1/2019 9:53:00 PM 1758 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:
Operations point activates Johnson at Mohawk Branch to raid the Tuscarora at Shawiangto.
109 7/26/2019 10:09:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message Wow! This looks detrimental. Took the gamble and flat out lost. Lets keep Shamokin and Woodstock. Sounds like hippy party. Question is... are the hippies enough? Read'm and weep. lol.
108 7/24/2019 11:16:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Event #41: 3 / British Politics
Slide Provincial Assemblies marker one box in a favorable direction. (If French play, British player removes Provincials as needed.)

Message from France:
I'll play this for the event, thus moving the "Provincial Assemblies" marker to Reluctant.

You currently have 6 Southern Provincial units on the board, so you must eliminate 4 of them. Please advise me which ones you will eliminate, and then I will generate the move file. You only have 3 Northern Provincial units on the board, so those aren't a problem.

107 7/23/2019 10:55:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message I will not try to intercept Johnson's force.

106 7/22/2019 9:57:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message Sorry about that, I completely forgot about that movement rule. Guess I should have checked that rule is instead of thinking I had that rule memorized. The campaign card will activate two generals. Abercromby will move up river to join forces at Schenectady. Then Johnson will activate and take 3 drilled troops, 1x 4-4 and 3x 3-4 units to Mohawks Branch where he will setup camp. This will give you the opportunity to intercept.
105 7/20/2019 12:03:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message John, please record your moves in detail in ACTS. Then you can just do the move on your game file and it will be easier for me to follow it if I have some sense of what I'm supposed to be seeing. That also generates a record that can be checked as the game proceeds, in case confusion arises, by using the search function. And at the end, it leaves you a record how how the game proceeded, which can be especially important when you are first learning it.

Here, your current move is in violation of Rule 6.2, first bullet point, because you moved through three wilderness spaces without any light troops to provide a screen. Drilled troops can't move that fast through wilderness. You'd have to stop in Mohawk Branch.

You could reach Shawiangto by moving through Canajoharie. I would have the option of attempting to intercept you.

Let me know what you would like to do.



104 7/17/2019 10:50:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain 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 Britain:
My first activated leader will be Abercromby in New York.
Then Johnson.
103 7/11/2019 6:51:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #54: 2 / Light Infantry
Place 2 Light Infantry units and a leader, if available, at any fortresses.

Message from France:
I'll play this, and use it to activate Levis. He will move from Carillon to HCN with 2x3-4's and 1x2-4 (Bearn, La Reine, and La Sarre), leaving the Marin 1-6 behind.

Also, I forgot to return the 0-6 Caughnawaga from White River Falls to his home village at Kahnawake (sounds like it ought to be a Japanese steakhouse or sushi place) at the end of the last year, so I'll take care of that in this move file as well.
102 7/10/2019 10:50:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message Finally getting to take a look at the current game state.
101 7/8/2019 12:18:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Message The end-of-0turn changes to the boartd are:

- French raided marker removed from Charlestown, NH
- 1/2 VP awarded, rounded up to 1 VP
- French VP total increases from FR7 to FR8
- Turn marker moved to Early 1758


100 7/7/2019 12:40:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Message The turn has been advanced, and I will make my next move tomorrow.
99 7/7/2019 12:37:00 AM 1757 Late Season France End Turn Deck was reshuffled.

98 7/4/2019 11:50:00 PM 1757 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 1 / Coehorns & How.
Play if you have Regulars attacking or defending in a siege and/or assault. Receive +2 on a siege roll if attacking or -2 if defending, as well as +2 on the CRT in an assault.

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

Message from Britain:
Activate General Forbes in Alexandria and have him take command at the fort in Will's Creek, up river.
97 6/30/2019 10:31:00 PM 1757 Late Season France Message I will choose to retain my remaining card.


96 6/27/2019 10:32:00 PM 1757 Late Season Britain Message Forgot to include that I wish to activate only Forbes and send him and 2x 4-4 Regulars to Alexandria, Maryland.
95 6/27/2019 10:28:00 PM 1757 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
94 6/25/2019 10:21:00 PM 1757 Late 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:
Winter is Coming!

So, I'll play this to activate Vaudreuil, who will move as follows, leaving behind 4x3-4 French Regs to garrison HCN.

MP 1: Move to Carillon/Ticonderoga with Levis and the other 8 units. Drop Levis and 2x3-4 and 1x2-4 French Regs to join the garrison there.

MP 2: Continue to Crown Point with remaining 5 units; drop a 1x1-6 Indian and a 1x0-6 Indian there.

MPs 3-9: Continue on to Quebec with the remaining 2x1-6 Indians and the 1x1-6 CdB.

93 6/24/2019 7:16:00 PM 1757 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #13: 1 / Blockhouses
Play before enemy rolls on Raid Table. All enemy Raids this year use Stockade column (place marker)

Message from Britain:
Activate Indians at Alexandria to move into the fortress at Will's Creek. Then the Indians at Baltimore move to Shamokin.
92 6/11/2019 10:21:00 PM 1757 Late Season Britain Message That should be fine. I think you selected the two I had chosen in the vlog file. Quite an attack sir. I hope my strategy is not incorrect. I am feeling the need for VPs as the counter inches further to the side of the French.
91 6/8/2019 12:55:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Message John, getting back to your previous move for a second -- since you didn't specify which British units from New York were making the move with Loudon, I elected to send two of the full-strength 3-4's.

You may correct that on your next move if your intentions were otherwise.

90 6/8/2019 12:45:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Message And another "Wow." What a succession of fortunate rolls for the French after two initial bad rolls.

Success, 1 step loss. So the stockade is destroyed and Charlestown is successfully raided, but the Abenaki unit suffers such losses in the process that it is eliminated.

A raid marker is placed.

89 6/8/2019 12:41:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from France:
The surviving, understrength Abenaki unit than raids Charlestown.


88 6/8/2019 12:39:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Message Two very bloody battles! Again, each side suffers a 1-step loss, which is sufficient to eliminate the Massachusetts Provincial unit.

87 6/8/2019 12:33:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
6


Message from France:
Abenaki vs. Massachusetts Provincials. Both sides are now rolling on the 1 Fire Column. Again, a -1 DRM for the French.


86 6/8/2019 12:32:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Message Each side suffers a 1 step loss. The Caughnawaga unit retreats to White River Falls.


85 6/8/2019 12:28:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from France:
So, we'll fight two successive battles. In each instance, the British will benefit from a -1 DRM for the stockade.

Caughnawaga
British


84 6/8/2019 12:26:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Message Wow. Both successive interceptions are successful!
83 6/8/2019 12:25:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from France:
Rolling to determine if the Massachusetts Provincial unit successfully intercepts one or both of the Indian units:

Caughnawaga
Abenaki


82 6/8/2019 12:10:00 AM 1757 Late 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 play this for Operations, as follows:

1a & 1b: Successively move the Abenaki and Caughnawaga Indian units down the Connecticut River valley, infiltrate past Charlestown, and then raid Deerfield.

2: Move Rigaud from Carillon to Cataraqui by boat movement up the Lake Champlain - Richelieu River - St. Lawrence corridor.

3: Move Villiers from Oneida Carry West to Frenchtown by boat movement.
81 6/4/2019 9:21:00 PM 1757 Late Season Britain 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 Britain:
I use card #62 Quideron Bay as operations to activate Loudoun in New York, New York to take group of Regulars up the river to Schenectady, New York and reinforce Johnson's stockades.

All total it should be Loudoun and 2 units of regulars traveling with him.
80 5/15/2019 9:50:00 PM 1757 Late 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.

Message from France:
I'll play this for Operations, and will use it to complete the rebuilding of Fort William Henry (now Fort Lac du Saint-Sacrement).

I will then remove the stockade.
79 5/13/2019 10:55:00 PM 1757 Late Season France Message No need to worry about a move file. That was simple enough, once I reminded myself where Charlestown was.
78 5/11/2019 1:28:00 PM 1757 Late Season France Message John, I've been out of the country on vacation for the last two weeks. I will try and make my move before the end of the weekend.

77 4/26/2019 8:44:00 PM 1757 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:
Having not encountered any hostilities in the mountains the provincials move on to the stockades at Charlestown.
76 4/22/2019 11:35:00 PM 1757 Late Season France Message The force under Dumas, having carried out a successful reconaissance-in-force and taunted the British Lion, determine not to continue on to Green Mountain South, but to rejoin their compatriots at Hudson Carry South.
75 4/22/2019 9:43:00 PM 1757 Late Season Britain Message Decline the opportunity to intercept the invading force.
74 4/18/2019 11:42:00 PM 1757 Late 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 use this to activate Dumas, who's at Hudson Carry North. He'll move with the Bearn Regiment and the Huron 1-6 through Ticonderoga to Wood Creek, intending to continue on to Green Mountain South. However, you have the option of attempting to intercept in Wood Creek.

(We'll play out the move, and then I'll send you a move file at the end.)
73 4/16/2019 9:18:00 AM 1757 Late Season Britain Message Lets go out on a limb, keep the provincial there in the mountains. See what happens. Please move the Cherokee back to there origins. Sorry about this. Thought I got to use up all of my activation points. Not always the case.
72 4/15/2019 10:58:00 PM 1757 Late Season France Message John, under Rule 5.32, you can use a card to activate either:

(a) individual auxiliary troops and leaders up to the card's number value; or

(b) one Drilled Troops unit; or

(c) one force under a leader.

You've done both (a) and (b), so you'll need to either choose one -- you can just tell me, and I'll take care of the file -- or choose another move in light of that.

No sweat -- this is what happens when you're new and the game slows down.



71 4/13/2019 8:53:00 PM 1757 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #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 Britain:
Move Cherokee in Baltimore to Fortress at Shamokin and Cherokee at Alexandria to Will's Creek. In the East, Provincials at Hudson Carry South move to Green Mountains South.
70 4/11/2019 8:28:00 PM 1757 Late Season Britain Message Looking at the situation map and review a few rules. I will try to submit my move Friday afternoon, before I travel to SW Oklahoma.
69 3/29/2019 11:04:00 PM 1757 Late Season France 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 France:
I'll use this to activate two Indian units, who will move as follows:

1) Abenaki to Notre Dame Mountains;
2) Caughnawaga to Green Mountains North.
68 3/27/2019 2:56:00 PM 1757 Late Season Britain Message No problem Jeff. I was a bit concerned about that small pox card. I handed out PPE to all of the soldiers and villagers that I could and crossed my fingers. Lucked out on that one. Don't feel pressured to make a play. I know you might be very busy. Just checking in on ya.
67 3/16/2019 10:35:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Message Sorry for the delay, John. I will try and get a move out tonight.

66 2/26/2019 8:49:00 PM 1757 Late 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:
That small pox card is not what you want to see when you have a large army staring back at ya. I think I lucked out there with only one reduction.
65 2/24/2019 11:50:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Message Well, pretty minimal. You may determine which unit loses a step, and the make your next move.
64 2/24/2019 11:48:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from France:
Smallpox results.


63 2/24/2019 11:48:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
I'll play this for the event. Smallpox breaks out in the crowded quarters of Loudon's and Abercromby's forces in the small colonial city at the southern end of Manhattan Island.
62 2/19/2019 8:47:00 PM 1757 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #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 Britain:
61 1/30/2019 11:21:00 PM 1757 Late Season France Message Excellent! Since the VPs stand at FR7, that allows me to add sic more Blue/Orange Indian units, which I will do as follows:

1 & 2 - Delaware @ Kittaning
3 - Mingo @ Mingo Town
4 - Shawnee @ Logtown
5 - Abenaki @ St. Francois
6 - Caughnawaga at Kaughnawake

I'll place these and will also just go ahead and swap out your Militias for Provincials. If you decide you want to do something different with them, you can do that as part of your next move.

So, remember that in the future, it's the "Call Out Militia" cards that let you place militia units.

And let me know if there were any other questions you had.


60 1/30/2019 11:02:00 PM 1757 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from France:
The die roll.
59 1/30/2019 11:02:00 PM 1757 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Event #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 France:
I'll go ahead and play this card for the Event.
58 1/30/2019 10:39:00 PM 1757 Late Season France Message John, the card refers to Provincial units, not militia. So you can add the square green 2-4 units, rather than militia. They can be added at the spaces you chose because you have fortifications there. If that's what you'd like to do, I will just take care of it as part of my move.

57 1/28/2019 9:13:00 PM 1757 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #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:
56 1/16/2019 12:23:00 AM 1757 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Event #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 France:
I'll play this to add two French Regulars at Quebec.
55 1/8/2019 10:18:00 PM 1757 Late Season France Message It's relatively late and I'm tired, and I need some time to refresh my memory on the game state and to cogitate about my move. So I will try and get it out tomorrow night.

54 1/8/2019 10:14:00 PM 1757 Early Season France End Turn
53 1/8/2019 10:14:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Message OK. So you can only hold that over for the coming turn, and must use it this turn. You will not be able to hold a card over at the end of next turn. Also, that card will count against the number you can draw for next turn. But if it's a handy card, it's well worth it!

So now to the end-of-turn mechanics. My Indians have all gone home. We remove the "Raided" marker on Hartford, and round up the 1/2 VP for that to 1 VP, so the VP total goes from FR6 to FR7. There is no automatic victory.

The 1757 Early turn concludes, and we move on to the 1757 Late (Turn 2).

52 1/2/2019 10:58:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Message I have decided to keep the card in hand for 1757 Late Season.
51 12/27/2018 12:10:00 AM 1757 Early Season France Message P.S. Once you decide to play a card or pass, I will deal with the end of the turn formalities and then launch us into Turn 2.
50 12/27/2018 12:07:00 AM 1757 Early Season France Message That should have been "way back," not "wake back."
49 12/27/2018 12:06:00 AM 1757 Early Season France Message Actually, because wake back early in the round, you played "Francois Bigot" to force me to discard a card, I am now out of cards after 8 impulses.

You, on the other hand, still have your 9th card left. You can choose to retain it and end the turn, or play it and end the turn. If you retain it, however, it will count against your 9 cards for next turn, so you would only be able to draw 8 new ones.

As that suggests, the only real reason to carry a card over is that it is an Event card that is valuable, but which you aren't in a position to use yet.

Also, if you carry a card over this turn, you would not be allowed to do so next turn. You can't carry a card over two years in a row. This prevents you from holding a particular card for a long period of time.

48 12/26/2018 8:38:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #41: 3 / British Politics
Slide Provincial Assemblies marker one box in a favorable direction. (If French play, British player removes Provincials as needed.)

Message from Britain:
Play British Politics card for the event. No stingy provincial assembly. Colonial support strengthens and the ability to raise militia troops improves.
47 12/12/2018 11:50:00 AM 1757 Early Season France Message The raid on Poughkeepsie is unsuccessful, apparently because the settlers in the Hudson valley are more on alert for Indian war parties coming through the Katksills. Upon finding them standing to arms, the Oneida war party slips away without loss.

The residents of Hartford, however, lulled into a false sense of security by their distance from the frontier, are taken by surprise! The Tuscaroras rampage through the streets and then withdraw with their booty, leaving much of the town a smoking ruin. No loss is inflicted on the Indians, whom, like the Oneidas, retire to their settlement.

A raid marker will be placed on Hartford.

46 12/12/2018 11:46:00 AM 1757 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from France:
Oneida - Poughkeepsie
Tuscarora - Hartford

45 12/11/2018 10:42:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Message Trying to think of what could trump in, I don't think I have anything in hand to influence the raids.
44 12/8/2018 9:58:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #51: 1 / Call Out Militias
Place 1 Militia unit into a Militia Box or restore 2 to full strength.

Message from France:
I'll use this to activate my two Indians sitting atop the Katskills. The Oneida will launch a raid against Poughkeepsie, while the Tuscarora will take advantage of the diversion and confusion caused by their stealthy descent into the Hudson River valley to carry out a long-distance raid against Hartford.

Please advise whether you have any relevant cards in your hand that you wish to play.
43 12/8/2018 9:00:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Message Summary of your move:

- With the 3 Ops card I activate Loudon stationed at New York.

- Loudon takes the 3x4-4 drilled troops and moves West to Trenton to take the river North to Easton.

- At Easton one unit of the troops will stay at the stockades and Loudon continues to Reading and marches to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

42 12/6/2018 10:24:00 PM 1757 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:
Playing this for Ops points to activate an army.
41 11/22/2018 11:12:00 AM 1757 Early Season France Message Okay. I will move both units to the Katskills.

Revised move file to follow.
40 11/22/2018 10:51:00 AM 1757 Early Season France Message Oops again!

I just realized that those towns are in the Southern Department, where you have two Militia units. So that totally changes the calculus.

Let me pause to consider.


39 11/22/2018 10:46:00 AM 1757 Early Season France Message John you are actually correct! I was remembering Rule 6.721 as providing that lone auxiliary units could not be intercepted by Regular troops alone without an auxiliary, but on reviewing the rule again, that applies only if they are moving through Wilderness or Mountain spaces.

So let's make the following adjustment to my move. The Tuscarora will move to and raid Lancaster, and the Oneida will move to and raid Reading.

The results of die rolls will be the same, although applied on the Stockade column: No Effect and No Loss at Lancaster, but Success and No Loss at Reading.

Good catch! I will send you a revised move file.

Sorry to hear about all your technology tribulations. I suffered through that with my old computer earlier this summer, although it was a death from old age, not from malware.

And I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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