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108 8/23/2019 5:55:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message I think we will look on with interest!

medium battle
CSA Ldr+1
USA Ldr+1

I think that's it. Let's see if the Bodkin luck is all it's cracked up to be?
107 8/23/2019 5:03:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Over to you to attempt intercept/retreat before battle and if neither let me know if I can roll the battle.
106 8/23/2019 5:02:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #116: 2 / Confederate River Flotilla
Roll the die, if the result is greater than the Union Amphibious Assault modifier, reduce the Union Amphibious Assault modifier by one, other wise no effect. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Activate Bragg + 1 SP (leave Price + 1 SP + CSS Virginia in Vicksburg, MS)

Move to Monroe, LA then Camden, AR then Little Rock, AR and pick up 2 SP (now 3). Back to Camden, AR and pick up 1 SP (now 4) then Shreveport, LA and finally (assuming no intercept) to attack Halleck in Marshall, TX
105 8/23/2019 3:47:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #80: 1 / Southern Religious Revival
Confederate player immediately receives three SPs in a single space, and loses three SW points. SPs must be placed in a friendly controlled space (including Pro-Union spaces) with a LOC free of Union SPs.

Message from Union:
Fort in Columbus KY
104 8/22/2019 7:00:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #79: 1 / Indian Allies
Confederate immediately receives one SP in any friendly space in Arkansas (no LOC required) that is free of Union SPs.

Message from Confederate:
With Texas over-run, I better call for some Indian help!

1 SP in Camden, AR

Back to you
103 8/22/2019 4:15:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message 1*v1 some hard fighting outside Marshall!

Halleck and 2sp stop in Marshall
102 8/22/2019 4:15:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
6


Message from Union:
Small battle
USA 3v2+2 Ldr+1 = +3
CSA +0
101 8/21/2019 9:38:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Yep, go ahead and roll.
100 8/21/2019 4:11:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #106: 3 / British Clydeside Shipyards
Confederate immediately receives three SPs in any open Blockade Runner Port, no more than one SP per port, but more than one SP per Blockade zone is permitted. If insufficient ports are available, the excess SPs are lost.

Message from Union:
Activate Halleck, moves alone to Sabine City picks up 1

Back to Nacogdoches pick up 2 n3

Marshall
Small battle
USA 3v2+2 Ldr+1 = +3
CSA +0

May I roll?
99 8/20/2019 6:10:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #94: 2 / Strategy Board
Union player may make a naval move with up to three SPs plus one general.

Message from Confederate:
Yes, I guess it does the same job as a fort without the SW loss when you use it. Now Price can cross the rivers again, he will do so...

Activate Price + 1 SP in Fayetteville, AR move to Clarksville, AR then Little Rock, AR then Camden, AR then Monroe, LA and finally to Vicksburg, MS

2 SP + CSS Virginia + Price + Bragg in Vicksburg, MS

Back to you
98 8/20/2019 4:13:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #91: 2 / Letters of Marque
Increase Confederate SW by 1. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
As the Confederacy I've grown to quite like Ironclads.

Division move (also something you don't see very often).

2SP from AoP n6 to Frederick drop 1 n1
DC and stop

Aop n6
Frederick 1sp and CSA PC
DC 1SP and CSA PC
97 8/15/2019 5:25:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #54: 1 / CSS Virginia
Confederate may place one Ironclad in a controlled port or coastal fort space.

Message from Confederate:
Well, you've cut off the western blockade zone so maybe he's not wrong.

Unusually, we'll build an ironclad! Place the CSS Virginia in Vicksburg, MS
96 8/15/2019 4:40:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #120: 1 / Horace Greeley Editorial
If played by the Union increase Union SW by 1. If played by the Confederate decrease Union SW by 1.

Message from Union:
Horace thinks we are winning.

USA SW+1 = 79+
95 8/15/2019 4:39:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Draw Strategy cards 6 cards drawn.

94 8/14/2019 12:51:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message I won't play a campaign so you can go first.
93 8/14/2019 12:50:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Confederate Position - Fall 1861

(Fort Monroe, VA - Butler + 1 SP + USA PC)
Washington, DC - CSA PC only
Frederick, MD - CSA PC only
Richmond, VA - 2 SP + Fort + Capital + Pemberton
Culpeper, VA - ANV (4 SP. J Johnston commandinv, Beauregard 2nd in command, Stuart cavalry)
Fort Sumter, SC - 1 SP
(Clinton, TN - 2 Union SP + Burnside + USA PC)
Nashville, TN - 2 SP + AS Johnston
(Fort Pickens, FL - USA PC)
Dover, TN - 2 SP + Fort + Van Dorn
(Forts St. Philip/Jackson, LA - 1 Union SP + USA PC)
New Madrid (Is 10), MO - CSA PC
Memphis, TN - 2 SP + Fort + Polk, Smith
Vicksburg, MS - 1 SP + Bragg
Little Rock, AR - 2 SP
Fayetteville, AR - 1 SP + Price
Marshall, TX - 1 SP
(Nacogdoches, TX - 2 Union SP + Halleck + USA PC)
(Sabine City, TX - 1 Union SP + USA PC)

92 8/14/2019 12:29:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 6 cards drawn.

91 8/14/2019 12:29:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Pemberton is in Richmond, VA and Van Dorn is in Dover, TN.
90 8/14/2019 12:27:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Confederate:
I'll place one general in Richmond, VA and one in Dover, TN.

1-3 Pemberton in Richmond, VA
4-6 Van Dorn in Richmond, VA
89 8/14/2019 12:24:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Welcome back and I hope the results bring good news tomorrow.

CSA Strategic Moves:-

1 SP from Manassas, VA (1) to Richmond, VA (2)
1 SP from Manassas, VA (0) to Dover, TN (2)
1 SP from ANV (1) to Nashville, TN (2)
2 SP from Frederick, MD (0) to ANV (3)
1 SP from Washington, DC (0) to ANV (4)
88 8/14/2019 12:04:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Right made it back more or less intact.

SM
1 sp from Cincinnati to AoP n3
1 sp from Falmouth KY to AoP n4
1 sp from Frankfort KY to AoP n5
3 sp from Columbus KY n2 to AoP n8
87 8/10/2019 5:04:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Sorry it's been a crazy month, just keeping this alive until i am back from Leeds.
86 7/8/2019 6:35:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message As our ninety day volunteers are heading home, no reinforcements this turn so back to you for strategic movement.
85 7/8/2019 6:32:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate End Turn
84 7/8/2019 6:31:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Attrition

AoP loses 1 SP to 2
Union loses 1 SP in Columbus, KY to 5
No confederate attrition

End of turn
83 7/8/2019 6:28:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message State control

Kentucky joins the Union
Union gains 10 SW (plus 2 fortunes of war) to 78(+)
Bowling Green, KY flips to USA control
82 7/8/2019 6:23:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Yes, indeed - very hectic. I look forward to gaming on the 20th to take your mind off it!

PC Marker Placement

CSA PC placed in Washington, DC
USA PC placed in Nacogdoches, TX
USA PC placed in Frankfort, KY
USA PC placed in Falmouth, KY
USA PC placed in Lexington, KY
USA PC placed in Clinton, TN (one already in Somerset, KY)
81 7/8/2019 3:51:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message Capital to Indiannapolis IN. I've managed to update my map as well which seemed to have stopped half way through last turn :-)
80 7/8/2019 3:51:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message Sorry I won't bore you with details but work has been both full on and stressful added to which I found myself the de facto scout leader of my troop and so responsible for organising each week as well as the district camp I had to run weekend before last. Life is full.
79 7/6/2019 7:38:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Just keeping this alive but don't worry, no rush :)

It's your capital placement segment.
78 6/23/2019 8:18:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Political Control

You need to replace your capital first. Where would you like it to go?
77 6/23/2019 8:07:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Message 3* vs 1 so I win and ANV can continue moving on 5 SP.

USA capital is displaced and Union loses 30 SW to 66(-)

Drop 1 SP in Washington, DC(1) so ANV on 4

Continue moving to Frederick, MD (move 4) then to Manassas, VA and drop 2(2) so ANV on 2. End move in Culpeper,VA

At end of move:-

ANV on 2 in Culpeper, VA
2 SP in Manassas, VA
2 SP in Frederick, MD plus CSA PC
1 SP in Washington, DC
76 6/23/2019 7:54:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
2


Message from Confederate:
Washington, DC - Medium Battle

CSA (+8, +4 leader and +4 ratio)
USA (+2, fort)
75 6/23/2019 7:52:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Ok, AoP absorbs Pope as additional general and is on 3 SP in Harper's Ferry, VA.

I place CSA PC in Frederick, MD (4 moves left), drop 2 SP and then attack Washington, DC with 6 SP
74 6/23/2019 4:54:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message Retreat back to Harpers.

back to you to continue.
73 6/14/2019 5:19:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Oh, I wanted the 10 to destroy the army but never-mind.

2* vs 1 so AoP left on 1 SP and retreats. ANV on 8 SP in Frederick, MD and can continue moving.

Where would you like to retreat the AoP to?
72 6/14/2019 5:13:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from Confederate:
Maybe... maybe not.

CSA (+6 - +4 leaders, +2 ratio)
USA (+3 - +1 leader due to no cav, +2 fort)
71 6/14/2019 4:11:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message OK, finally found a spare moment, looks like we are losing DC early this war. Stay and fight, roll away.
70 6/11/2019 1:08:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message Sorry I know I don't have much to do but working flat out. Will attend to this during mythical free time in due course.
69 6/8/2019 4:58:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Just a little reminder that it's your decision on retreat or not with the AoP.
68 5/30/2019 2:09:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Oh, you were only at +1 in the last battle I think because of no cavalry so you only get Rosecran's tactical rating (McDowell is at 0). Didn't make any difference but will mean +3 for next battle in Frederick, assuming it goes ahead and not +4.
67 5/30/2019 1:54:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #75: 2 / Western Concentration Block
Confederate player can either remove or demote an army commander in any state except Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Florida for no political cost. OR Confederate Player may move 5 SPs using Strategic Movement (rail connections only) to the same space with a Confederate General who is then activated and must attempt to enter a space with at least one or more Union SPs or fort. If a general casualty occurs in a battle caused by this card, the Commanding General is eligible, this is an exception to the rules. See 4.5 Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
The normally cautious JJ has convinced Jefferson Davis that if we concentrate forces we could be in Washington by Fall so we'll see.

Concentration:-

1 SP from Richmond, VA(1) to ANV(5)
2 SP from New Orleans, LA(0) to ANV(7)
1 SP from Nashville, TN(1) to ANV(8)
1 SP from Dover, TN(1) to ANV(9)

Movement
ANV on 9 SP moves into Frederick, MD to attack the AoP. Would you like to try to retreat?
66 5/30/2019 4:17:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message Your last card
65 5/30/2019 4:17:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message 1v3 go Union

AoP on 3 in Frederick
ANV on 4 in Manassas
64 5/30/2019 4:16:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from Union:
Medium battle
USA 6v5 Ldr+2
CSA Ldr+5
63 5/30/2019 4:15:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Discard Strategy card Message from Union:
62 5/27/2019 4:36:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Oh, I'll stay and fight in Manassas.
61 5/27/2019 4:34:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #3: 1 / Forward to Richmond
Union may activate any Union army within 4 spaces of Richmond, VA. The army must enter Richmond or move as close to Richmond as possible, but may convert spaces to maintain an LOC. All SPs associated with the army must be moved (no dropping off SPs), except 1 SP may be left if the Army began its movement from a fort (if last SP, move completed). If played by the Confederate, he draws a card from the Union hand which is discarded, and the Union player follows the instructions of this card as his next card play.

Message from Confederate:
The people demand a March on Richmond. You can discard your last card and then do the move as I don't know if you want to leave 1 SP in the fort or not :)
60 5/27/2019 1:19:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #118: 3 / Mexican Supply Line
Confederate player receives 2 SP in any friendly controlled Texas space (both SPs placed in the same space). The space does not need a LOC. The space may not contain Union SPs or forts. If no eligible space exists the SPs are lost.

Message from Union:
Halleck activates taking 2 (leaving 1 in Sabine City)
Nacogdoches where the great advance immediately stops.
59 5/27/2019 8:36:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Back to you.
58 5/27/2019 8:36:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #77: 2 / Stop the War
Union SW reduced by five points. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Yes, Beauregard is XO, sorry.

For some reason, the peace protesters are already marching - maybe it was my massacre at Frederick last turn!

Union lose 5 SW and 3 for fortunes of war to 96(-)
57 5/27/2019 6:06:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #37: 2 / Confederate Scientist
Confederate immediately receives three SPs in any friendly controlled space with a LOC, free of Union SPs or forts. No more than one SP per confederate controlled state. No SPs may be placed in Pro-Union spaces.

Message from Union:
Not a great surprise there! Beauregard is XO rather than another general I believe.

Activate Burnside and 6 SP
Louisville
Frankfort and drop 1 n5
Lexington and drop 1 n4
Falmouth and drop 1 n3
Lexington
Somerset and srop 1 n2
Clinton TN and stop

Summary
1sp in each of Frankfort, Lexington, Falmouth & Somerset KY
Burnside and 2sp in Clinton TN
56 5/21/2019 2:12:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #124: 2 / Confederate Desertion
During a Union player’s turn cause a Confederate force to immediately execute an attrition procedure plus conduct Forage if force has no LOC. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Form the Army of Northern Virginia in Manassas, VA on 5 SP with J Johnston in command, Stuart as cavalry and Beauregard as another general.

-2 SW for ignoring AS Johnston - SW to 91(-)
55 5/21/2019 11:21:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #115: 2 / Galveston
The Confederate player may move 1 SP from a blockade runner port (open or closed) to its associated ungarrisoned Union controlled coastal fort (no Union SP present) and immediately place a Confederate PC marker (does not require a LOC) in the Coastal fort space. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
PCs in Louisville KY and Paducah KY

Sorry for long delay, it's been a busy month. Just had a server upgrade and so got some enforced quiet time :-)
54 5/3/2019 4:52:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Back to you.
53 5/3/2019 4:51:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #36: 1 / Elite Units
Place an Elite unit marker in any space with an Army. CSA: Stonewall Bde or Hood’s Tigers. USA: Iron Bde or Wilder’s Bde. Cannot be played if all elite unit markers are in play for that side.

Message from Confederate:
Yes, I agree that we missed the Forts St. Philip/Jackson SW loss.

General Re-organisation

Smith to Memphis, TN (taking over from Polk)
Bragg to Vicksburg, MS

Everyone else stays where they are.
52 5/3/2019 3:37:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #15: 1 / Mosby's Raiders
Confederate can remove two Union PC Markers in Virginia within 2 spaces of Winchester, VA. The spaces may contain Union generals, SPs or forts.

Message from Union:
Fort in Harpers Ferry
51 5/3/2019 3:36:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Draw Strategy cards 5 cards drawn.

50 5/3/2019 3:36:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message I think we both forgot to do the SW change for Forts St Philip/Jackson

USA+1 = 104+
CSA-1 = 93-
49 5/1/2019 8:20:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message No campaign from me so you can play first
48 5/1/2019 8:18:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 5 cards drawn.

47 5/1/2019 8:16:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Confederate Position (CSA states) - Summer 1861

(Harper's Ferry, VA - 2 USA SP, Pope + USA PC)
Manassas, VA - 4 SP + Stuart's Cav Brigade + J Johnston, Bragg, Smith, Beauregard
Richmond, VA - 2 SP + Capital + Fort
(Fort Monroe, VA - 1 USA SP, Butler + USA PC)
Bowling Green, KY - PC Only
Dover, TN - 2 SP + Fort
Nashville, TN - 2 SP + AS Johnston
Fayetteville, AR - 1 SP + Price
New Madrid (Is 10), MO - PC Only
Little Rock, AR - 2 SP
Memphis, TN - 2 SP + Polk + Fort
Marshall, TX - 1 SP
Vicksburg, MS - 1 SP
Fort Sumter, SC - 1 SP
(Sabine City, TX - 3 USA SP + Halleck + USA PC)
New Orleans, LA - 2 SP
(Fort Pickens, FL - USA PC Only)
Forts St. Philip/Jackson, LA - 1 USA SP + USA PC
46 5/1/2019 8:06:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Place all my generals in Manassas, VA.

Replace 1 SP with Stuart's cavalry brigade
45 5/1/2019 8:03:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Yes, 2 in Little Rock, sorry about that.

393 is higher than the top 4 so I think your generals aren't quite right... should be:-

Columbus, KY - Buell (no. 5)
Bloomington, IN - Burnside (no. 7 - lowest)
Indianapolis, IN - Banks (no. 6)
Pittsburgh, PA - Mclellan (no. 1)
Harper's Ferry, VA - Pope (no. 3)
AoP - Rosie (no. 2)
Sabine City - Halleck (no. 4)
44 5/1/2019 4:31:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message Your generals
43 5/1/2019 4:30:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message Columbus KY Halleck
Bloomington IN Banks
Indianapolis Buell
Pittsburgh Burnside
Harpers Ferry McClellan
AoP Pope
Sabine City Rosie
42 5/1/2019 4:29:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 999-sided die x 7

276
229
274
862
615
742
393


Message from Union:
Highest to lowest
McClellan
Rosie
Pope
Halleck
Buell
Banks
Burnside

to
Columbus KY
Bloomington IN
Indianapolis
Pittsburgh
Harpers Ferry
AoP
Sabine City
41 5/1/2019 4:25:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message Doesn't Little Rock have 2 now?
40 4/30/2019 2:31:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Your generals
39 4/30/2019 2:31:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Strategic Movement

2 SP from Wilmington, NC (0) to Manassas, VA (4)
1 SP from Charleston, SC (1) to Manassas, VA (5)
1 SP from Charleston, SC (0) to Richmond, VA (2)
1 SP from Atlanta, GA (0) to Nashville, TN (2)
1 SP from Mobile, AL (1) to Memphis, TN (2)
1 SP from Mobile, AL (0) to New Orleans, LA (2)
38 4/30/2019 2:24:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Reinforcements

State
1 SP to Marshall, TX (1)
1 SP to Little Rock, AR (1)
1 SP to Dover, TN (2)
1 SP to Vicksburg, MS (1)
1 SP to New Orleans, LA (1)
1 SP to Atlanta, GA (1)
1 SP to Charleston, SC (1)
1 SP to Wilmington, NC (1)
1 SP to Manassas, VA (2)

Blockade Runners
1 SP to Wilmington, NC (2)
1 SP to Charleston, SC (2)
1 SP to Mobile, AL (2)

No Western Gulf so -2 SW to 94(-)
37 4/26/2019 12:31:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message Reinforcements
8 to DC n8
6 Bloomington n6
4 to Cairo n4

SM
2 from DC n6 to Sabine City n3
5 from DC n1 to AoP n6
1 from Philadelphia to Baltimore
4 from Cairo to Columbus KY n6
1 from Springfield IL to St Louis MO


36 4/23/2019 3:07:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Oh, just realised I should've done only one roll for leader loss but doesn't matter as none died!
35 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Your reinforcement placement - do as much as you want before handing to me, officially just place them but you can do SR as well if you'd like (and generals).
34 4/23/2019 2:56:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate End Turn
33 4/23/2019 2:56:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message No state control changes, no war weariness/war guilt and no attrition
32 4/23/2019 2:54:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message End of strategy rounds.. political control

CSA PC in Columbus, KY is flipped to USA control
USA PC placed in Forts St. Philip/Jackson, LA
USA PC placed in Sabine City, TX
31 4/23/2019 2:49:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Confederate:
Casualties (on a 1)

J Johnston
Beauregard
30 4/23/2019 2:47:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message This is interesting - 2* vs 3 so AoP left in Frederick, MD on 1 SP and CSA left on 1 SP in Manassas, VA

Chance for leader casualties for CSA
29 4/23/2019 2:44:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
6


Message from Confederate:
Medium Battle

CSA (+1)
USA (+5)
28 4/23/2019 2:44:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Yep, I was thinking it wasn't an ideal turn one start but a successful raid and reducing your Eastern reinforcements would've given me something to show for it...

Now, definitely going to be a large uphill struggle but never-mind :)
27 4/23/2019 4:16:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Message Astonishing rolling as ever Mr. Bodkin, yes we'll come and play. Roll away.
26 4/22/2019 7:41:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Oh, +5 with McDowell, I forgot!
25 4/22/2019 7:40:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Why do I bother? Hehe, typical!

Do you want to intercept with the AoP for a medium battle where I'll be at +1 and you'll be at +4...
24 4/22/2019 7:39:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Confederate:
AoP intercept (succeeds on a 1)
23 4/22/2019 7:38:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #12: 3 / Cabinet Intrigue
Union SW reduced by three.

Message from Confederate:
This was a tricky choice but I really don't like just the 50-50 of Price managing to kick you out of Sabine City. I should probably have tried that last card play but it left Little Rock open so, blagh. This raid doesn't have a much better chance when the interception possibility is considered as well but fortifying New Orleans or any other play seems so passive. The maxim, when in doubt be aggressive with the Confeds (at least early) tipped me over so here goes...

J Johnston + 1 SP moves to Strasburg, VA then Manassas, VA and picks up Beauregard + 3 SP. 4 SP launch themselves at Frederick, MD where AoP can attempt intercept...
22 4/21/2019 5:41:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #29: 2 / Crittenden Compromise
Union places (or flips in border states) two PC markers in any spaces free of Confederate SPs or forts which are not Resource spaces, Blockade Runner Ports, or Coastal forts. Void after Emancipation Proclamation. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
Yeah I agonised over that for a while but I like opening up the front in Texas and it just seemed to be wrong to rely on your crap die rolling :-)

Flip PCs in Lebanon and bowling Green KY.
21 4/17/2019 5:11:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #67: 2 / J.B. Eads, Riverine Ironclads
The Union Amphibious Assault modifier is increased by two.

Message from Confederate:
Somewhat surprising to see you didn't raise the blockade there. I know it's a guaranteed closure of a blockade zone which is worth a lot over the course of the game but still :)

Place PC markers in Somerset, KY and Lebanon, KY
20 4/17/2019 2:58:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #69: 3 / Gideon Welles, The Naval Program
The Union player may either increase the Blockade Level by one or increase the Amphibious Assault modifier by two.

Message from Union:
We'll swing into action again 1sp from AoP n2 invades Sabine City
19 4/17/2019 2:22:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #97: 1 / Davis Tours the South
Increase Confederate SW by 3.

Message from Confederate:
Such excitement, I shall do something equally enthralling!

Place a PC marker in Bowling Green, KY
18 4/17/2019 7:53:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #53: 1 / CSS Arkansas
Confederate may place one Ironclad in a controlled port or coastal fort space.

Message from Union:
After all that excitement let's dig in:

Fort in Frederick MD
17 4/12/2019 12:05:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Back to you
16 4/12/2019 12:05:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #20: 3 / Union Arms Production Delayed
Confederate removes two Union SPs (Confederate chooses). No more than one SP can be removed from a space and the SP cannot be the last SP in the space.

Message from Confederate:
Mmm, ok, we examine our collapse in the West..

Place a fort in Memphis, TN with Polk
15 4/12/2019 5:58:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Message 1*v1 Fremont wins (an even rarer statement)
Fort removed SW:
CSA -1-3cof = 96-
USA +1+dcof = 103+

Fremont may continue but he'll stop in Columbus stunned by his own success.

14 4/12/2019 5:56:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Union:
small battle
USA 3v1 +2
CSA fort +2
13 4/10/2019 2:58:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Yep, still no sneaky, clever cards from me so go ahead and roll.
12 4/10/2019 12:44:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Move 2
Activate Fremont and 2 (not a phrase you see every day) Salem, Jonesborough, Cairo, pick up 1 n3
Paducah
Columbus

small battle
USA 3v1 +2
CSA fort +2
11 4/10/2019 12:42:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message 1v1 we take the fort (but not yet flagged) 1sp remains.
10 4/10/2019 12:42:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
2


Message from Union:
small battle

USA 2v0+4
CSA fort+2
9 4/8/2019 1:59:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Oh, an 1861 campaign is always a pain to see - go ahead and roll :)

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