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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!
38 10/26/2018 9:15:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Message Tuscarora raid on Burlington (3) = No Effect. The raiders suffer no loss, however, and return to Shawiangto.

Oneida raid on Trenton (6): Success! And no losses. The small community by Assunpink Creek is torched and pillaged, and the raiders retire without loss to their home settlement. A Raid marker will be placed.

37 10/26/2018 9:09:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from France:
Indian raids:

Tuscarora (Burlington)
Oneida (Trenton)


36 10/26/2018 9:08:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #7: 1 / Massacre!
Play when enemy stack of both Indian and Drilled Troops units captures a stockade space, fort, or fortress. Receive 1 VP. All Indians in the space eliminated.

Message from France:
I'll play this for Operations, and use it to activate the Tuscarora and Oneida Indians, who will move as follows:

1. Tuscarora: Moves through Mohawks Branch and Station Point, thence down the Delaware River valley, slipping past the stockade at Easton while the garrison sleeps, before ultimately launching a raid on Burlington.

2. The Oneida follow the same path, albeit starting in Shawiangto, and finish by raiding Trenton.

35 10/26/2018 8:47:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Message I actually posed a question once on the ConsimWorld "Wilderness War" forum about how the French player should respond to this move. You can find it here:

http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX/.ee6e285/11964


34 10/25/2018 11:31:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Message I hate that bloody card.

So Montcalm switches places with Dumas in Ohio Forks.

On the positive side, your stockade line along the Pennsylvania-Maryland-Virginia frontier will soon be toast!

33 10/25/2018 10:46:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Playing #22 as an event. Governor Vaudreuil interferes.
32 10/21/2018 8:13:00 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:
I'll use this to activate Bougainville @ Carillon/Ticonderoga.

MP 1: He will move with the 2x3-4 French Regiments there (Royal Rousillon and Languedoc) down Lake George to Hudson's Carry North (HCN), where he will drop them off to further augment the strength of Montaclm's army there.

MP 2: He then will move back through Carillon/Ticonderoga to

MP 3: Crown Point, where he will end his move.
31 10/16/2018 8:20:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain 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 Britain:
I will play this one for operation points and move the drilled unit in Alexandria to the Fortress at Will's Creek.
30 10/4/2018 11:17:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Message The French diplomacy and presents find favor with every Iroquois tribe! The entire Confederacy comes into the conflict as allies of the beneficent King of France.

French allied markers will be placed on every Iroquois settlement.

29 10/4/2018 11:12:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from France:
Rolling to determine the outcome of the French diplomacy:


28 10/4/2018 11:12:00 PM 1757 Early Season France 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.

Message from France:
I'll play this for the Event. The French dispatch ambassadors from Oswego and Oneida Carry West to the nearby Iroquois tribes.

27 10/3/2018 11:37:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Message As we discussed in our phone conversation, Post # 25 should have indicated that I was building a stockade at HCN (Hudson Carry North), rather than HCS, which is occupied by your troops.
26 10/1/2018 10:23:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #38: 2 / Provincial Regiments
For each Raided marker within the Northern and Southern Departments, the French player eliminates one unbesieged Provincial unit belonging to that Department.

Message from Britain:
Activate the 1/60th located in Alexandria and move them to Frederick, Shepherd's Ferry, and onward to the fortress at Will's Creek.
25 9/25/2018 11:51:00 PM 1757 Early Season France 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 France:
I'll use this for Ops points, and will build stockades at both HCS and at Oswego. Move file will follow.
24 9/24/2018 10:46:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Message Thanks for the correction Jeff. For some reason I was thinking that units from different origins could be commanded with a card of two or more operation points. I will go a head play the card that I did play to move the single unit Alexandria.
23 9/19/2018 11:39:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Message This was your Impulse 3, not 2, but that's no big deal.

There is an issue with regard to your move, however. When you are moving Drilled Troops without a Leader, only one may move during an impulse, regardless of the Card's Ops points. See Rule 5.32, second bullet point. Different rules apply to auxiliary units (the round counters).

So, you will need to either select just one of those units to move, OR if, now that you know this, you would have used a 1 Ops card or done something totally different, you may return the card to your hand and replay your move.



22 9/19/2018 9:13:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Message I was wondering if I miss labeled the log file. It's not a serious problem if I did, but wouldn't mind making it correct.
21 9/19/2018 9:09:00 PM 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:
Moved the 1/60th in Philadelphia to Alexandria. Then moved the 4/60th at New York to Wright's Ferry.
20 8/25/2018 12:37:00 AM 1757 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 use this to activate Villiers and the Marine and Lery CdB unit at Cataraqui/Fort Frontenac, and move them through Naioure Bay to Oswego, where the Marines will be dropped off. Villiers and the Lery CdB will continue to Oneida Carry West.
19 8/21/2018 11:10:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Message John, I'm back from my vacation trip, but very busy catching up at work this week. Hopefully, I'll be able to make my next move in a couple of days.

18 8/12/2018 10:15:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Message Placed one militia in the Southern Militia holding box.
17 8/12/2018 10:14:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #52: 1 / Call Out Militias
Place 1 Militia unit into a Militia Box or restore 2 to full strength.

Message from Britain:
16 8/6/2018 11:39:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Message John, I should note that because the 1757 Scenario begins with the French at their historical high point, Fort William Henry and HCN do usually fall to the French in the initial going, just as they did historically in 1757.

The rhythm of this Scenario is that the French start out by trying to run up the VP total as much as possible in 1757, knowing that it will begin to erode again as more and more British troops arrive and the British steamroller starts to roll forward. By the start of 1759, the French player is usually under a great deal of pressure, and trying to hang on by his fingertips. In my experience, most WW games are ultimately decided by 3 VPs or less.

15 8/6/2018 11:28:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Message Also, per the Victory Point Table, +2 VP to the French for taking an enemy fort. This takes the VP count from FR-4 to FR-6.
14 8/6/2018 11:23:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Message Although vastly outnumbered, the two British Provincial regiments give a good account of themselves.

French: adjusted die roll of 5 = 4 step losses for the British;

British: die roll of 5 = 2 step losses for the French.

The French inflicted the higher loss total, so they win the Assault (Rule 9.2 Introduction and 9.22). While 4 step losses is sufficient to destroy the garrison in any event, even if I had rolled a 1 and an adjusted DRM of 3, inflicting 3 step losses, that would still enable me to win the assault (per Rule 9.22), and your remaining under-strength Provincial unit would likewise be eliminated.

I have to reduce one French Regular (La Sarre) and one auxiliary; I'll pick the Missisauga Indian unit.

The fort counter is switched to a French fort under construction.

I'll send a move file.

13 8/6/2018 11:14:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from France:
We move to the Assault phase. This works largely like a field battle does; the die rolls take place on the Combat Results Table to determine each side's losses.

French: 20 CFs; there is a 1 Column shift left to 13-16 column because this is a Siege Assault; +2 DRM for Montcalm's tactical rating

British: 4 CFs, so they roll on the 4-5 column



12 8/6/2018 11:05:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from France:
Siege Die Roll:

French get +2 DRM for Montcalm's tactical rating. There are no other applicable modifiers.

Since a roll of 3 or higher increases the Siege Level by the necessary +1, and there are no downward modifiers (which can only happen based upon playing "Coehorns" or having a leader with a +1 or higher Tactical Rating), the Siege Roll will automatically be a success.

11 8/6/2018 11:02:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Message I'm sorry I missed your message before now, John -- it was a very busy weekend for me.

I'll proceed to resolve the siege assault.

10 8/4/2018 11:30:00 AM 1757 Early Season Britain Message Should I select "Submit dice roll request" since I will not be playing a card to influence the battle?
9 8/1/2018 10:23:00 PM 1757 Early 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:
I will activate Montcalm to make a siege assault upon HCN/Fort William Henry. I will not play a Combat Card.

You may play a Combat Card if you wish (the only one that's applicable is "Coehorns").


8 8/1/2018 10:14:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Discard random Strategy card Operations - 1 / Amphibious Landing

Message from France:
Discarding one card due to corruption in the French provincial administration.
7 7/31/2018 11:24:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #36: 2 / Franáois Bigot
French player randomly discards one card. (Discarded "Surrender!" card causes Reshuffle.)

Message from Britain:
6 7/29/2018 10:38:00 PM 1757 Early Season France Message The two American Provincial regiments having chosen to batten down the hatches and hope for relief from points south, we move along to the second part of the French Campaign move.

2. Levis and his force of 3x3-4 French Regulars use Boat Movement to advance down the St. Lawrence, up the Richelieu to Lake Champlain, and then along the Lake Champlain & Lake George systems to HCN, where they join Montcalm's force in the siege lines outside Fort William Henry.

And so we add a siege marker at HCN, and a move file will be coming your way. I can explain how to open it and click through it if you don't know how, or you can find the explanation in the VASSAL Manual.

5 7/29/2018 7:04:00 PM 1757 Early Season Britain Message I think both should man the fort and pray for help. Both are placed under the fort chit.
4 7/28/2018 11:24:00 PM 1757 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 play this card to activate Montcalm and the remainder of his force at Montreal, and then Levis and his force at Quebec.

1. Montcalm, Vaudreuil, and all of their troops will move by way of Ile aux Noix-Winooski-Crown Point-Ticonderoga to Hudson Carry North. If you have a response card like "Foul Weather," you can play it; otherwise, you will have some choices to make:

a. Will one or both of your Provincial units stand outside the fort and fight, or will both retreat inside the fort and await the coming of a relief force?

b. Will Webb attempt to intercept with his force from HCS? If so, and you are successful, then the battle will be resolved between Montcalm's force and any troops that stayed outside the fort. However:

c. Before the battle is resolved, first the attacker is given the chance to play any combat cards, and then the defender announces whether he will play any combat cards.

I will not be sending you a move file at this time because so much remains to be done before the French player's turn will be finished.


3 7/28/2018 4:33:00 PM Start France End Turn
2 7/28/2018 4:31:00 PM Start France Change game turn Game turn changed to Start
1 7/28/2018 4:29:00 PM Start France Message John, we're ready to start. Good luck!

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