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295 8/20/2018 2:23:00 PM 1807-1808 France France: Play Strategy card as Operations #24: 4 / March to the Guns
A non-neutral Formation of your choice adjacent to a battle moves to the contested space. This additional Formation joining the battle could trigger attrition/terrain penalties.

Message from France:
France preempts Denmark.

Napoleon +5 attack Rome again (and again we do not play any battle cards). Does Britain evade (if so to where) or play or any cards?
294 8/20/2018 2:21:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message Sweden's card is not a "red" or "green" card and therefore Sweden uses it to build 1 unit in Stockholm.
293 8/20/2018 2:15:00 PM 1807-1808 France Sweden: Play random Strategy card #15: 2 / Cossacks or Azeris

Message from France:
Sweden's turn.
292 8/20/2018 2:15:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message France uses their final 2 CPs to build a unit in Tuscany.
291 8/20/2018 2:12:00 PM 1807-1808 France Return Strategy card to hand #110: 6 / Kingdom of Naples

Message from France:
290 8/20/2018 2:11:00 PM 1807-1808 France Discard Strategy card Message from France:
289 8/20/2018 2:11:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message That is a valid Event card and played within a reasonable timeframe, so I will undo the various outcomes that had resulted.

Napoleon +4 units are put back on Tuscany (they had started the battle with 6 units and lost 2).

Beresford +1 unit are put back in Rome (they had started the battle with 2 units and lost 1).

I return the "Kingdom of Naples" card to my hand and discard the card I had drawn along with the Resource that I had gained. The unit built in Naples (due to the Event card) is removed, the French flag in Naples is removed, and the British flag is returned to Rome.

At this point, France has expended 4 CPs and has 2 CPs remaining.
288 8/20/2018 1:42:00 PM 1807-1808 Austria Austria: Play Strategy card as Event #20: 6 / Rally!
Void all "5" disrupt results thus far against one side in the current battle AFTER seeing the dice results. Voids a just played Panic event if played prior to the resulting Attrition roll.

Message from Austria:
France must take back it's card. The British win the battle of Rome and their units are restored.
287 8/20/2018 12:48:00 PM 1807-1808 France France: Draw Extra Strategy Card Message from France:
France is drawing a card in regards to the Event they just played.
286 8/20/2018 12:44:00 PM 1807-1808 France France: Play Strategy card as Event #110: 6 / Kingdom of Naples
If Naples is controlled by France and contains a French Army. France gains a Resource, draws a card, and builds a Unit in Naples. Otherwise, this event cannot be played.

Message from France:
France continues with their "preemptive" impulse to play this card for its Event.
285 8/20/2018 12:42:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message Egad, the British have been absolutely crushing us on the high seas!...
284 8/20/2018 12:39:00 PM 1807-1808 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
4


Message from France:
French defense
283 8/20/2018 12:39:00 PM 1807-1808 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

4
2
6


Message from France:
We don't try to evade. Since the British are attacking the French, I am rolling for their attack first.

(As an aside, the order in which you roll the dice for the attack doesn't really matter, so long as you clearly identify who the rolls are for. Otherwise if it is unclear, then the default is that the attacker rolls first.)
282 8/20/2018 12:11:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Message success I don’t play any battle cards if you unsuccesfully evade.
281 8/20/2018 12:11:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from Britain:
the british attempt to intercept the french squadron sailing into the western mediterranean. They need a seven
280 8/20/2018 11:29:00 AM 1807-1808 France Message With our final CP, we take the squadron in Marseilles out of refit and sail it into the Western Mediterranean. Does Britain Intercept it?
279 8/20/2018 11:25:00 AM 1807-1808 France Message Napoleon +4 move to Naples. France flags Naples.
278 8/20/2018 11:23:00 AM 1807-1808 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from France:
France's attempt to gain a resource (need a "1").
277 8/20/2018 11:22:00 AM 1807-1808 France Message France inflicts 6 casualties (one elimination) versus Britain's 2 casualties inflicted (two eliminations).

This causes a rout, which means all 6 casualties become eliminations. France gets to roll a die to see if they gain a resource on a "1". Britain only had three units (one leader and 2 SPs), so it becomes a flag overrun in addition to a rout. France gets a free flag in Rome and can continue moving.
276 8/20/2018 11:18:00 AM 1807-1808 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

6
1
4
6


Message from France:
British defense of Rome
275 8/20/2018 11:18:00 AM 1807-1808 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 12

5
5
5
3
5
4
1
2
5
4
4
6


Message from France:
French attack on Rome
274 8/20/2018 11:17:00 AM 1807-1808 France Message It says "void any nation's unplayed Reserve", which I interpret as the entire card itself. Otherwise it should have specifically stated "void the Event on any nation's unplayed Reserve". Not to mention the card I played would be relatively pointless if it was merely voiding the event and not the CPs.
273 8/20/2018 10:53:00 AM 1807-1808 Britain Message We don’t play any battle cards.
272 8/20/2018 10:53:00 AM 1807-1808 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from Britain:
Beresford and two units attempt to evade to naples. They need a seven or greater.
271 8/20/2018 10:42:00 AM 1807-1808 Prussia Message Bill
That card you played against Prussia
Says “ void “
A reserve card
Does that mean we void the event and I can still play it fo
CP ?
Or discard the card entirely like I have done ?
270 8/20/2018 10:33:00 AM 1807-1808 Prussia Discard Strategy card Message from Prussia:
269 8/19/2018 9:54:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message Actually we pick up the unit in Genoa along the way (we are still leaving behind a unit in Milan). So it will be Napoleon +6 attacking.
268 8/19/2018 9:52:00 PM 1807-1808 France France: Play Strategy card as Operations #905: 6 / Guerre de Course
One or two unblockaded (not Refitting) French Squadrons move Offboard to raid commerce. See Offboard Fleets on the Battleground display. British card losses never include Reserves or exceed Minimum Hand limits in the Interphase, but may include Resources. RESERVE

Message from France:
France preempts Sweden to play this card for its CPs.

Napoleon +5 move to Genoa and to Tuscany. Assuming the Brits don't Intercept us in Tuscany, we attack Rome (and won't play any cards).

Does Britain:
Intercept us in Tuscany?
Evade from Rome?
Or else play any Battle cards?
267 8/19/2018 9:30:00 PM 1807-1808 France Spain: Play Strategy card as Event #10: 4 / Palace Intrigue
Void any nation's unplayed Reserve fo the rest of the Turn. A targeted nation with two unplayed Reserves may choose the one thus affected.

Message from France:
Spain plays this as an Event against Prussia.
266 8/19/2018 9:29:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message Austria retreats to Venice
265 8/19/2018 9:28:00 PM 1807-1808 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from France:
Austrian evasion attempt (needs a six or higher).
264 8/19/2018 7:33:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message Thank goodness French attrition is halved!!! We lose 2 units in the process. Napoleon +6 are attacking Milan. We don't play any cards. Does Austria play any cards or attempt to retreat (and if so, to Venice or to Romagna)? Otherwise, it would be 12 to 7 (Austria gets +2 in the first round due to the French crossing a pass).
263 8/19/2018 7:29:00 PM 1807-1808 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 9

6
3
6
1
4
2
4
6
6


Message from France:
French attrition crossing the Italian alps.
262 8/19/2018 7:29:00 PM 1807-1808 France France: Play Strategy card as Operations #28: 2 / Horse Artillery
Increase your battle dice in the next battle round by an amount equal to a die roll. The number of extra dice is not determined until after all battle cards for that round have been played.

Message from France:
In the meantime while awaiting Russia's response, France preempts Spain and plays this card for its CPs.

Napoleon +8 move to Zurich and then from there they attack Milan. They have to suffer attrition, so I will roll for that now.
261 8/19/2018 5:41:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message According to that Event card:

"Russia must place a leader and two Formations on this Foreign War card. Reduce Russian Reinforcements by 2 CPs while this War remains in play."

Thomas, you will need to declare which leader and units go to the Foreign War card.
260 8/19/2018 5:40:00 PM 1807-1808 France Turkey: Play random Strategy card #89: 5 / Persian War

RED: Must be played as Event

Message from France:
Turkey plays a card
259 8/19/2018 3:45:00 PM 1807-1808 Prussia Prussia: Play Strategy card as Operations #46: 5 / Rear Guard
Void rout. The victor of the battle remains unchanged and the battle ends. Void Panic event against this battle whether played before or after this event.

Message from Prussia:
Prussia builds 2 units in Munster
The General in Munster and 4 units go to Brussels
Prussia is DONE
258 8/19/2018 11:02:00 AM 1807-1808 France Message No preemption. Fire away.
257 8/18/2018 7:58:00 PM 1807-1808 Prussia Message Russia is Done.
What is France up to......
256 8/18/2018 6:19:00 PM 1807-1808 Russia Russia: Play Strategy card as Event #60: 2 / Nationalist Uprisings
Remove Flags from any two non-Fortress Duchies. This event is not usable against an "inherently flagged space" controlled only by the color of the spaced. The removal of flags by this event is not interceptable.

Message from Russia:
I use this card once again to unflag Salzburg and Venice.
Oh how I love this card :)
255 8/18/2018 6:18:00 PM 1807-1808 Russia Russia: Draw Extra Strategy Card Message from Russia:
Second card
254 8/18/2018 6:18:00 PM 1807-1808 Russia Russia: Draw Extra Strategy Card Message from Russia:
First card
253 8/18/2018 6:18:00 PM 1807-1808 Russia Russia: Play Strategy card as Event #907: 6 / Holy Mother Russia
If Russia is not a Subject Neutral or in a Foreign War AND no enemy Forces are in a Russian Home Duchy: • draw two cards and play one of them, OR • Roll a die and gain a Resource if you roll less than the current Turn number. Otherwise, build Units equal to the roll. RESERVE

Message from Russia:
I use my reserve card for it's event of drawing two cards and using one
252 8/18/2018 9:27:00 AM 1807-1808 France Message I just realized that Turkey was supposed to draw 3 cards instead of 2 because they had gained a key via a card that was played last turn (and now have a +1 marker on the Key Track).

I don't see any way to draw an extra card for Turkey within ACTS, being that it is a neutral proxy. So once Denmark is out of cards, I will have Denmark draw a card and then give a random card (which will be Denmark's only card at that point) to Turkey and then announce to everyone what that card is.
251 8/18/2018 9:18:00 AM 1807-1808 France Message We are ready to resume hostilities, starting with Russia.

Please note that I am headed down to the Cape for a family get-together today, so I will be out of action until tomorrow morning.
250 8/18/2018 8:18:00 AM 1807-1808 Britain Message no mulligan
249 8/18/2018 8:17:00 AM 1807-1808 Britain Draw Strategy cards Dealt 4 to Britain
248 8/18/2018 5:10:00 AM 1807-1808 Prussia Message Prussia all set
247 8/18/2018 5:09:00 AM 1807-1808 Prussia Draw Strategy cards Dealt 2 to Prussia
246 8/17/2018 9:43:00 PM 1807-1808 Austria Mulligan for Austria Discarded hand and dealt 3 new cards.
245 8/17/2018 9:34:00 PM 1807-1808 Austria Draw Strategy cards Dealt 4 to Austria
244 8/17/2018 9:25:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message No Mulligans from France, Spain or Denmark.
243 8/17/2018 9:23:00 PM 1807-1808 Russia Message No mulligan, I'll keep my 2 cards :)
242 8/17/2018 9:22:00 PM 1807-1808 France Draw Strategy cards Dealt 1 to Denmark
241 8/17/2018 9:22:00 PM 1807-1808 Russia Draw Strategy cards Dealt 2 to Russia
240 8/17/2018 9:22:00 PM 1807-1808 France Draw Strategy cards Dealt 2 to Spain
239 8/17/2018 9:22:00 PM 1807-1808 France Draw Strategy cards Dealt 6 to France
Dealt 2 to Turkey
Dealt 1 to Sweden
238 8/17/2018 9:21:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message Okay, time to draw cards! The order of drawing cards doesn't matter (since it should be random), but I recommend declaring Mulligans in order starting with Russia (unless you don't care about the others knowing your intentions). Each nation draws the following number of cards (make sure you change the default setting because ACTS doesn't know if you lost/gained keys or played cards to affect the Peace roll):

2 Russia (burnt a card during Peace roll)
2 Prussia (burnt a card during Peace roll)
2 Turkey
2 Spain
1 Sweden
1 Denmark
6 France
4 Britain
4 Austria
237 8/17/2018 9:19:00 PM 1805-1806 France End Turn
236 8/17/2018 6:23:00 PM 1805-1806 Britain Message I build 3 units in London. Beresford picks up the two units in naples and moves to Rome.
235 8/17/2018 11:43:00 AM 1805-1806 France Message France builds 9 units in Paris. Napoleon deploys from Dalmatia, returning to Paris with his 3 units from Dalmatia, he picks up 4 units from Paris, picks up 1 unit from Brest, and moves to Wurttemberg.
234 8/17/2018 10:42:00 AM 1805-1806 France Message Denmark builds 1 unit in Copenhagen
233 8/17/2018 10:41:00 AM 1805-1806 France Message Sweden builds 1 unit in Stockholm
232 8/17/2018 10:40:00 AM 1805-1806 France Message Spain builds two units in Madrid. Castanos deploys to Badajoz, picks up 2 units and returns with them to Madrid.
231 8/17/2018 10:38:00 AM 1805-1806 France Message Turkey builds 2 units in Constantinople.
230 8/17/2018 10:28:00 AM 1805-1806 Prussia Message Prussia is Done
Next Nation UP !!
229 8/17/2018 10:27:00 AM 1805-1806 Prussia Message Prussia builds 2 units in Berlin
Prussia builds a 4 leader in Berlin
The Prussia 4 leader
Goes to Posen,Thorn, Breslau (2)
And picks up all the units in those duchies
And proceeds to Hanover
228 8/16/2018 3:42:00 PM 1805-1806 Prussia Message Prussia will not be available until after 10 PM
IF R us sis has gone by then
227 8/16/2018 12:56:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Alas no one is accepting the kind generosity from the good people of France. And so we move on to the Reinforcements phase. In the following order starting with Russia, nations get the CPs shown below to build units/leaders/squadrons, bring squadrons out of refit, or buy an extra deployment. Each nation gets one free deployment. (Please refer to Rule 14.2 if you have any questions.)

8 Russia
8 Prussia
4 Turkey
4 Spain
2 Sweden
2 Denmark
18 France
6 Britain
8 Austria

226 8/16/2018 10:49:00 AM 1805-1806 France Message Okay Steve, you are the last to declare (France and Britain cannot change sides).

I will make the same offer to you that I made to Prussia with the additional clause that I'll cede back the five duchies I took from you in exchange for Milan.

What do you say? A fresh start? You can control your own fate, no longer having to prostate yourself to Russian's intervention, with the added bonus of an extra card each turn.
225 8/16/2018 10:22:00 AM 1805-1806 Prussia Message Prussia joins the Coalition.
We nurse a LOOOONNNNNGGGGG
Historical grudge with the Leader of the French Coalition
And we would never forgive ourselves if we passed up the chance
To get into with HIM and his people....Whomever his people are
224 8/16/2018 9:46:00 AM 1805-1806 France Message Okay Prussia, it looks like you are up next to declare your intentions. You can remain neutral or you can join either camp.

France will offer you a card every Turn that you remain a French ally, BUT you must remain a French ally for a minimum of three turns (i.e., you can switch back to the Coalition for Turns 5 and 6).
223 8/15/2018 9:47:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Yes, it is the first part of the Interphase where nations can switch camps, with Russia leading the charge!

And France is offering one of their cards in the upcoming Turn to the first nation to join the Imperialists.
222 8/15/2018 9:03:00 PM 1805-1806 Prussia Message Bill
Austria is definitely going to pass also. So it would be time for Russia to start the interphase correct ?
221 8/15/2018 8:53:00 PM 1805-1806 Britain Message Britain passes
220 8/15/2018 8:47:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message France passes
219 8/15/2018 8:34:00 PM 1805-1806 Prussia Message As it stands now at this moment
Peace can not break out
France
Britain
Austria
Still have their say
218 8/15/2018 7:29:00 PM 1805-1806 Prussia Message Prussia burns a card to keep the game going
217 8/15/2018 7:16:00 PM 1805-1806 Russia Message Oh forgot to specify. I want to continue my war with the French so I am upping the dice roll by one.
216 8/15/2018 7:15:00 PM 1805-1806 Russia Message I BURN a card. Ashes ashes the French fall down...
215 8/15/2018 6:04:00 PM 1805-1806 Prussia Message Russia is up
214 8/15/2018 3:36:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message And now we move on to the infamous Peace die roll phase. Each player in Order of Movement [starting with Russia] must announce if they are adding or subtracting one to/from the upcoming Peace die roll this Turn by reducing their Hand replenishment for the next Turn by one card. (And when you say "adding" to the upcoming Peace die roll, it means you are increasing the likelihood of peace.)

The "Europe Exhausted" card was played during this last turn, so "1" is added to the Peace die roll (meaning that there will be peace on a "5" or "6" if no one plays any cards).

And Britain will be the winner of this game if peace is declared this turn.
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CURRENT STANDINGS:
1 Prussia (+0 Keys, +0 Pacts, +1 Resources)
0 Russia (+0 Keys, +0 Pacts, +0 Resources)
-1 Austria (-1 Keys, +0 Pacts, +0 Resources)
2 Britain (+1 Keys, +0 Pacts, +1 Resources)
2 France (0 Keys, +2 Pacts, +0 Resources)
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NOTE THAT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO GO IN ORDER WHEN MAKING YOUR DECLARATION ABOUT THE PEACE DIE ROLL. ANY DECLARATION MADE OUT OF ORDER IS INVALID!

PLEASE DECLARE IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:
1.) Russia
2.) Prussia
3.) France
4.) Britain
5.) Austria
213 8/15/2018 3:23:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Next is the Naval Build phase in which Britain's squadron in Sussex and France's squadron in Marseilles get flipped to Refit status.
212 8/15/2018 3:19:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Well Britain earns a flag in Romagna the hard way, losing two units.
211 8/15/2018 3:19:00 PM 1805-1806 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

6
1
6


Message from France:
Okay, time for the Attrition Phase. I believe Romagna is the only duchy in which an attrition check needs to be made. Britain has three total units there (one leader and 2 units) which have to roll for attrition.

Here is there attrition roll.
210 8/15/2018 3:09:00 PM 1805-1806 Austria Message We flag Zagreb with our final cp.
209 8/15/2018 3:06:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message France does not attempt to Intercept.
208 8/15/2018 2:58:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Does Ferdinand bring 3 or 4 Austrian units with him?

You first said his formation includes 3 Austrian units and then later said Ferdinand has his full compliment of units, which would be 4 Austrian units.
207 8/15/2018 2:50:00 PM 1805-1806 Austria Austria: Play Strategy card as Operations #93: 5 / Baltic Venture
TRADE CENTERS: Gulf of Bothnia, Baltic Sea, Nystadt, Straslund, Danzig, Riga, Sakggerak, Copenhagen. This nation has 1 CP for each Trade Center it controls. Gain a Resource if a die roll is less than the number of Trade Centers controlled by its Camp. Add 1 to the die roll for each Trade Center controlled by the Enemy Camp.

Message from Austria:
An army formation under overall command of Ferdinand forms in Vienna to include 3 Austrian units, and 6 Russian units under Bagration (in other words Ferdinand and Bagration each have their full compliments of units).

This formation moves to Zagreb via Graz. (4cp)

Do the French wish to attempt an intercept?
206 8/15/2018 2:20:00 PM 1805-1806 Britain Message The french unit is eliminated with no british casualties. Austrias turn
205 8/15/2018 2:19:00 PM 1805-1806 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

1
3
4


Message from Britain:
French defense
204 8/15/2018 2:18:00 PM 1805-1806 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

2
6
1
2


Message from Britain:
Btitish attack
203 8/15/2018 2:02:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message No evasion attempt. Roll away when ready.
202 8/15/2018 9:15:00 AM 1805-1806 Britain Britain: Play Strategy card as Operations #59: 3 / Cavalry Raids
Choose any one friendly Army (not necessarily your own). All enemy Forces adjacent to that Army suffer Attrition (except Fortress Flags and those in battle). Unoccupied enemy Duchies adjacent to that Army also check for Attrition and are flagged by that Army if they fail. Voided by Form Square.

Message from Britain:
Beresford flags urbino. He then moves to urbino and attacks romagna. Do you attempt to evade?
201 8/14/2018 9:23:00 PM 1805-1806 France France: Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 4 / Great Redoubt
Halve disrupts against you. Enemy must retreat after one round unless you are routed or eliminated.

Message from France:
France plays their card immediately.

France flags Venice.

Napoleon +3 move to Dalmatia.

France flags Salzburg and Zagreb ... again.
200 8/14/2018 9:19:00 PM 1805-1806 France France: Draw Extra Strategy Card Message from France:
France exchanges their resource for a card.
199 8/14/2018 8:11:00 PM 1805-1806 Prussia Message Prussia passes so it is the French turn .
198 8/14/2018 5:42:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Just to give everyone an idea of how the victory points work, Britain would win if the game were to end at this snapshot in time. However if Britain had used their one resource, then Prussia would be the winner because there would have been a four-way tie, and ties are won in reverse Movement Track Order.

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1 Prussia (+0 Keys, +0 Pacts, +1 Resources)
0 Russia (+0 Keys, +0 Pacts, +0 Resources)
1 Austria (+1 Keys, +0 Pacts, +0 Resources)
2 Britain (+1 Keys, +0 Pacts, +1 Resources)
1 France (-2 Keys, +2 Pacts, +1 Resources)

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5.81 VICTORY:
The number of Keys Controlled by each nation is indicated on the Key Control Track. As nations lose or gain Keys, their Key markers move left or right on the Track accordingly. A player gains a point for each Key gained and loses a point for each Key lost by his Player Power(s). Key status of Neutral Clients, Prussia as a Pact Ally, and Minor Pact Allies is not considered. At game end, each player also gains a point for each surviving Minor Pact and Player Power Resource he has. The player with the most points (not necessarily the player with the most Keys) wins. Ties are won in reverse Movement Track Order.
197 8/14/2018 5:29:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message That was all legal unfortunately.

Prussia's turn to either PASS or exchange a resource.
196 8/14/2018 5:19:00 PM 1805-1806 Russia Russia: Play Strategy card as Event #60: 2 / Nationalist Uprisings
Remove Flags from any two non-Fortress Duchies. This event is not usable against an "inherently flagged space" controlled only by the color of the spaced. The removal of flags by this event is not interceptable.

Message from Russia:
Use this as an event.
Remove the flags from Zagreb and Salzburg.
If these is illegal as I'm removing flags from Austria and not Russia, I will redo my turn.

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