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114 8/5/2019 10:44:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Message Thurn recruits 1 (Merc), and Mansfeld 1 Merc.

Also, with regard to your battle losses, remember that the full-strength Merc counter was actually an under-strength Vet (see Post # 84), and thus it was eliminated. You had to use one Merc as a substitute for a Vet originally, because there aren't four Vets in the VASSAL game's counter mix. I will make that adjustment.


113 8/5/2019 10:39:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

1
5
6


Message from Protestant:
Mansfeld (Mercs)
Thurn (Mercs)
Mansfeld (Mercs)

112 8/5/2019 10:39:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Play Strategy card as Recruitment #15: 3 / Urban VIII Becomes Pope
Playable only if Gregory XV is Pope. Death of Gregory XV. End Papal Aid to Catholic Player.

Message from Protestant:
I will play to recruit, for Mansfeld's force.
111 8/4/2019 6:31:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Message 1 (Mil) in Vienna
110 8/4/2019 6:29:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
0


Message from Catholic:

109 8/4/2019 6:29:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Play Strategy card as Recruitment #6: 2 / Edict of Restitution
Frederick of Palatine Deposed as Elector event must have been played previously. +5 VPs

Message from Catholic:
Recruit imperial militia twice in Vienna (-1 DRM for pillage)
108 8/4/2019 6:25:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Message Sorry for the long absence, been away for holiday for a week. I've finished your turn by moving your units back to Linz & killing Schlick (no replacement). I've taken my losses by removing (Mil) & Mil (6 losses), then reducing full strength Merc (3 losses). Bucquoy killed.
107 7/28/2019 11:19:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Message Bucquoy and Schlick die.

Please advise me of how you will account for your losses, and I will generate the move file.


106 7/28/2019 11:16:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

7
1
5
5
8
6


Message from Protestant:
The Leader Loss rolls:

Bucquoy
Gallas
Repl

Thurn
Schlick
Mansfeld

105 7/28/2019 11:15:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Message Continuing my set of universally lousy battle die rolls.

Protestants: Inflict 9 Loss Factors
Imperials: Inflict 10 Loss Factors

Wien is a narrow Imperial victory, and the Protestants will retreat to Linz.


104 7/28/2019 11:07:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
8


Message from Protestant:
Battle of Wien:

Protestants: 20+ Column, +1 DRM
Imperials: 15-19 Column, +1 DRM


103 7/24/2019 6:47:00 AM 1622-1623 Catholic Message I'll accept combat
102 7/22/2019 11:32:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 2 / New Leader
Deploy Christian of Brunswick and 3 Protestant Militia in Brunswick-Luneberg. Brunswick-Luneberg enters game as Protestant area.

Message from Protestant:
I'll use this to activate Mansfeld. He will move with both Thurn and Schlick and all their troops from Nurnberg, as follows:

MP 1: Pilsen, P1
MP 2: Budweis
MP 3-4: Linz, convert
MP 5: Wien, P1

Please advise whether your forces at Wien will stand and fight, or will retreat inside its walls and accept a siege.



101 7/21/2019 6:00:00 AM 1622-1623 Catholic Change Victory Points +1: from 19 to 20
100 7/21/2019 5:58:00 AM 1622-1623 Catholic Play Strategy card as Operations #12: 1 / Frederick of Palatine Deposed as Elector
Catholic player must control Lower Palatine. Transfer Electorate marker from Palatine to Bavaria. Bavaria is an electorate for the rest of the game.

Message from Catholic:
Activate Mercy:
1) Munchen & Drop off Militia - 1 MP
2) Augsburg & Flip (+1 VP) - 3 MP
3) Innsbruck & flip - 5 MP
4) Munchen & establish a siege - 6 MP

1 pillage in Augsburg & Freising
99 7/20/2019 11:25:00 AM 1622-1623 Protestant Message One additional (Merc) added to Mansfeld's army at Nurnberg. Move file to follow.

98 7/20/2019 11:24:00 AM 1622-1623 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Protestant:
Recruitment die roll(+1 DRM for Mansfeld):



97 7/20/2019 10:59:00 AM 1622-1623 Protestant Play Strategy card as Recruitment #10: 1 / Swedish Aid
Sweden give money to Protestants. Protestant player receives 6 additional Aid Points this turn.

Message from Protestant:
I'll play this to recruit Mercs by Mansfeld.
96 7/12/2019 5:05:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Message 1) Mercy - Bav Mercs (no DRM) - 6 = reduced
2) Gallas - Imp Mercs (no DRM) - 2 = nothing
3) Gallas - Imp Militia (no DRM) - 4 = full
95 7/12/2019 5:04:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

6
2
4


Message from Catholic:
1) Mercy - Bav Mercs (no DRM)
2) Gallas - Imp Mercs (no DRM)
3) Gallas - Imp Militia (no DRM)
94 7/12/2019 5:02:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Play Strategy card as Recruitment #11: 3 / Spinola Recalled to Netherlands
Remove Spinola (if Spinola has died in battle, select any Spanish leader) and 3 Spanish units to the United Provinces. Allows Spinola Besieges Bergen and Spinola Besieges Breda cards to be played.

Message from Catholic:
93 7/11/2019 10:59:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Play Strategy card as Event #9: 3 / Richelieu Becomes Chief Minister of France
Begin French Aid to Protestant player. Allows play of Sweden Enters War event (P-18).

Message from Protestant:
I'll play this for the Event. I didn't propose using Optional Rule 19.10 (what was I thinking?), so it results in no immediate influx of French and other aid to the Protestants.

The only change to the game state would be to move my activation number up to 3, so I will just let you handle this as part of your move.

P.S. I am traveling to visit relatives for the next three days, so will not be able to make any further moves until Monday evening.
92 7/5/2019 8:57:00 AM 1622-1623 Catholic Play Strategy card as Operations #2: 2 / England Withdraws Troops
Remove English Veteran unit from the game. English Aid continues.

Message from Catholic:
Activating Imperial Army and moving them Regemsburg > Passau > Linz > Vienna.
1 Pillage in Passau
91 7/5/2019 12:13:00 AM 1622-1623 Protestant Message Well, that worked out OK. Mansfeld's recent run of ill fortune on the battlefield doesn't seem to have overly dampened the ardor of Protestant recruits.

Mansfeld = 1 f/s Merc
Thurn = 1 f/s Merc
Mansfeld = 1 u/s (Merc)


90 7/5/2019 12:08:00 AM 1622-1623 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

7
7
3


Message from Protestant:
Mansfeld
Thurn
Mansfeld


89 7/5/2019 12:07:00 AM 1622-1623 Protestant Play Strategy card as Recruitment #1: 3 / Val Telline Passes Closed
Val Telline Passes must be Open to play this event. Duke of Savoy closes Val Telline passes. No Spanish Aid to Catholic player until Val Telline Passes Open Card is played.

Message from Protestant:
I then will play this for Recruiting. Mansfeld will do two recruiting rolls (+1 DRM) for Mercs, and Thurn will do 1 roll for Mercs at Nurnberg as well.
88 7/5/2019 12:04:00 AM 1622-1623 Protestant Message Your recruiting rolls produce 1 Imperial (Mil) at Wien and 1 Bavarian (Merc) at Freising.


87 7/4/2019 11:52:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Message Oops, you are correct on the situation with Ulm, and thus on the VP count. I was somehow overlooking the that red VP box next to it.

On the other hand, I'm not sure why you think Budweis should be at Pillage 2. It acquired a P1 during the Looting phase ion Post # 66. I removed that during my Pillage Recovery Phase in Post # 77. I then added a new P1 in Post # 78.

86 7/3/2019 5:36:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

1
0
6


Message from Catholic:
Gallas (Vienna) = Imperial Militia
Gallas (Vienna) = Imperial Militia
Mercy (Freising) = Bavarian Mercs
no DRMs
85 7/3/2019 5:34:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Play Strategy card as Recruitment #5: 3 / Spain Declares War With England
-2 to all English AP totals.

Message from Catholic:
Recruit
84 7/3/2019 5:30:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Message I'll be sending you my log file shortly. I've also placed 1 Pillage in Ingolstadt & increased one in Budweis from 1 to 2.

Taking losses as flipping to remaining Vets to reduced - now 4 reduced Vets.
83 7/3/2019 5:27:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Message To clarify, as per 2.41 & 2.43, Independent Cities (cities with VPs) do not count towards the control of particular area - so only Donauworth contributes towards Wurttemberg's control

Going through a quick check on VPs:
Starting 21
+1 for you violating Wurtemberg's neutrality.
-3 for you taking over Ulm, Augsburg, Tyrol
current = 21 -> 19
82 7/3/2019 1622-1623 Protestant Message Anhalt dies, adding further to the disappointing Protestant result.

Please advise concerning how you will take your losses.

81 7/2/2019 11:59:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 4

7
8
4
7


Message from Protestant:
Leader Losses:

Mansfeld
Anhalt

Bucquoy
Generic Leader


80 7/2/2019 11:58:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Message My bad luck with the dice continues unabated.

Prots: suffer 9 LFs
Imperials: suffer 6 LFs

I will eliminate 1 (Merc) for 3 LFs; 1 (Mil) for 2 LFs; and 1 Mil for 4 LFs, leaving me with 2 Mercs and 2 Mils. Of course, I will retreat to Nurnberg.



79 7/2/2019 11:52:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
7


Message from Protestant:
The Second Battle of Ingolstadt.


Protestants: 15 CFs (15-19 Column); +1 DRM Mansfeld
Imperials: 14 CFs (11-14 column); +1 Bucquoy


78 7/2/2019 11:50:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Play Strategy card as Operations #6: 3 / England Intervenes
Deploy English Veteran unit in any Protestant-controlled city in Lower Palatinate.

Message from Protestant:
I'll use this to activate Mansfeld and Anhalt, who will move as follows:

MP 1: to Pilsen
MP 2: to Budweis: pick up Thurn, Schlick, and the 3 Mil and 1 (Mil) there; place P1
MP 3: to Pilsen
MP 4: to Nurnberg; drop off Thurn and Schlick; pick up 2 Mercs and 1 (Merc)
MP 5: march on Ingolstadt; place P1

Combat results.

77 7/2/2019 11:30:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Message I just realized that I got distracted last night and forgot to record my Pillage Recoveries.

A preliminary note: I do control Wurttemberg. I took Ulm in Post # 16 and Donauworth in Post # 42, which gave me control. Thus, you couldn't remove a pillage level in Donauworth on two separate grounds -- both because it is adjacent to Mansfeld and because it is in a Protestant controlled area.

Thus, we'll record your removals as Passau, Linz, and Augsburg.

I will remove P1 markers in Ulm and Budweis. I would like to remove a level from Donauworth, but I run into the same issue because of Bucquoy's force at Ingolstadt.


76 7/2/2019 2:08:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Message I've drawn my cards, over to you for 1st activation of turn 2
75 7/2/2019 2:06:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Draw Strategy cards
74 7/2/2019 2:05:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Message Sure. I will remove 1 Pillage from each Passau and Linz.
Regarding 3rd point: If I'm reading the rules correctly, I cannot remove Pillage from Donnauworth, as although it's in Neutral Area (you only control 1 City in Wurtemberg) it's adjacent to Mansfeld. However, I don't think Ulm / Augsburgh are in any area, so my understanding is I can freely remove 1 pillage from either. What would you say?

If yes, please remove 1 from Augsburg, otherwise no locations so 3rd point is wasted.
Thanks
73 7/1/2019 10:48:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Message Each of us rolled well, and gets to remove three levels of pillage. I suggest we each just announce what we're doing, and then I will adjust the game map when I make my first move.


72 7/1/2019 10:47:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Protestant:
There is no Wallenstein Phase at this stage of things, so I will go ahead and do the Pillage Recovery rolls:


71 7/1/2019 10:38:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Draw Strategy cards
70 7/1/2019 10:37:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant End Turn
69 7/1/2019 10:37:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Message We've both used seven cards, so that's the end of the turn.


68 7/1/2019 6:42:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Phew, paid :)

Yeah, quite a bloodbath, I'm still quite concerned by how fragile my current situation is. Quite a difference compared to how it went on historically.
67 7/1/2019 6:40:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Catholic:
Only imperial army in Bavaria needs payments; DRM +1 4 units looting, -1 Vets = net DRM 0
66 6/30/2019 11:17:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Message A mixed result.

Thank goodness I decided to list Nurnberg first.

Mansfeld's army is fully paid.

Thurn's army in Budweis has a milita reduced, and a P1 marker placed.

Over to you. I suggest you deal with your Pay/Looting phase, and then I'll generate a file showing the game status as of the end of Turn 1.


65 6/30/2019 11:09:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
6


Message from Protestant:
All troops on both sides (except the Hungarians in Pressburg) are unpaid.

Nurnberg: +1 for majority of Mercs, -1 for Dynamic Leader = 0 DRM

Budweis: +1 for 4 units looting


64 6/30/2019 11:01:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Message That was a savage battle. I will eliminate three (Merc) units and reduce 1 Merc unit, and then retreat to Nurnberg.

In game terms, the Catholic strength would have been around 25,000 men (20,000 Vets and 5,000 Militia), and they would have suffered losses of 4,000 Vets and 5,000 Militia or 9,000 men. Obviously, the Militia were used as cannon fodder.

The Protestants would have brought about 24,000 men onto the field, and suffered losses of 11,000 Mercs -- and, obviously of significantly higher troop quality than most of the Imperial losses. Clearly, the Croat cavalry charge must have scored a significant success.

The death of Charles of Lorraine means little in the short term, but will have more significance if that Leader counter is killed in the future.


63 6/26/2019 6:00:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Yet another catholic leader killed. Charles replaced with an unnamed leader.

Over to you to take your losses, retreat & check for pay / loot.
62 6/26/2019 5:57:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 4

3
8
3
5


Message from Catholic:
Leader loss rolls:
Bucquoy
Charles of Lorraine

Mansfeld
Anhalt
61 6/26/2019 5:56:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Imperial Army = 9+2 = 11 -> 12 Losses on Protestants
Protestant Army = 8+1 = 9 -> 10 Losses on Imperials

I'll take my losses through eliminating 2 steps of militia (unit destroyed) & reducing 2 Vets
60 6/26/2019 5:53:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
8


Message from Catholic:
Imperial Army roll: column 15-19 (18 CF, incl. +1 for Veteran) @ +2 (+1 Bucquoy, +1 Croats)
Protestant Army roll: column 15-19 (15 CF) @ +1 (Mansfeld)
59 6/26/2019 5:50:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Play Strategy card as Combat #33: 1 / Croats
Catholic army must include an Imperial unit. +1 to Catholic combat die roll.

Message from Catholic:
Playing as CC, +1 to roll
58 6/26/2019 5:50:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Play Strategy card as Operations #9: 2 / New Leader
Spinola Recalled to Netherlands card must have been played previously. Deploy Cordoba and 3 Spanish Veteran units in Spanish Netherlands.

Message from Catholic:
Activate Bucquoy in Vienna, move Imperial Army (less Gallas) Vienna > Linz > Passau > Regensburg > Ingolstadt.
1 Pillage in Linz & Passau each.
Battle for Ingolstadt. As you don't have any cards, I'll do all the rolls
57 6/24/2019 9:50:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Message At this point, I'll take a Free Action and use it to move my (Merc) at Trent as follows:

MP 1: Innsbruck
MP 2: Augsburg
MP 3: Ulm
MP 4: Donauworth
MP 5: Ingolstadt.


56 6/24/2019 9:38:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Message OMG. What a roll.
55 6/24/2019 5:55:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Bav Mil, Mil, (Mil) with Bavarian army
54 6/24/2019 5:50:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
6


Message from Catholic:

53 6/24/2019 5:50:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Play Strategy card as Recruitment #4: 2 / Spinola Besieges Breda
Spinola Recalled to Netherlands card must have been played previously. Must be first Catholic card play of turn if played as Event. +1 to Dutch War Track. If no Protestant army enters United Provinces this turn, +1 to Dutch War Track at end of turn.

Message from Catholic:
Recruit twice for bav militia with Mercy
52 6/24/2019 5:49:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Yeah, sorry, should have mention it, I was waiting for your losses as per your last message - it's getting pretty tight now.
51 6/23/2019 10:10:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Message I've sent an updated Game log that reflects the removal of your two militia units, so you may proceed with your Impulse 5.


50 6/17/2019 6:21:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message I'll take all my losses with Milita - full strength and reduced units are both eliminated
49 6/16/2019 10:10:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Message I forgot to account for Pillage. I'll place P1 markers at Augsburg and Ulm.

I'll go ahead and send you a move file that covers everything except your casualties.

48 6/16/2019 12:27:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Message Please advise me as to how you will handle your losses.

Also, I will be able to place a Siege marker on Ingolstadt at the end of my turn.

47 6/16/2019 12:23:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Message Both Protestant leaders survive; both Pappenheim and Aldringer are killed. Since, however, Pappenheim gets replaced by Mercy, that is actually not a bad result for the Bavarians.


46 6/16/2019 12:20:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 4

1
6
9
9


Message from Protestant:
And now to the Leader Loss rolls.

Mansfeld
Anhalt

Pappenheim
Aldringer

45 6/16/2019 12:19:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Message And as I said, luck with the doie can change.

Protestants inflict 6 losses
Bavarians inflict 9 losses

The Battle of Fresiing is a Bavarian victory. The Protestants will retreat to Ingolstadt.

44 6/16/2019 12:14:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
7


Message from Protestant:
Battle of Freising:

Protestants: 17 CFs, 15-19 column, +1 DRM Mansfeld, +1 CC = +2 DRM

Bavarians: 12 CFs, 11-14 column, +1 DRM for Pappenheim



43 6/16/2019 12:12:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Play Strategy card as Combat #12: 1 / Surprise Attack
+1 to Protestant combat die roll.

Message from Protestant:
I will play a Combat Card. Because your only combat card at this point is the Croat cavalry, it is inapplicable.
42 6/16/2019 12:11:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Play Strategy card as Operations #7: 3 / Denmark Enters War
Deploy Christian and 4 Danish Mercenaries in Denmark.

Message from Protestant:
I'll use this to activate Mansfeld again, who will move with Anhalt and all the troops at Munchen as follows:

MP 1: Augsburg

MP 2: Ulm

MP 3-4: Donauworth; convert it, and thus convert Wurttenburg; -2 VPs; VPs from 19 to 17

MP 5: Ingolstadt

MP 6: Freising

Battle at Freising.


41 6/11/2019 4:02:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message VPs should be @19 - you have previously adjusted by -1 for Ulm but +1 for violating Wurtembergs neutrality
40 6/11/2019 4:02:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Change Victory Points -2: from 21 to 19
39 6/11/2019 4:02:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Play Strategy card as Event #8: 1 / New Leaders
Charles of Loraine, Gallas. Place with any Imperial units.

Message from Catholic:
Placing with imperial units
38 6/10/2019 11:46:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Message I have been fortunate in my die rolls thus far, and you have not. But in the nature of things, that can change!

37 6/10/2019 11:33:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Message And that is just enough. Munchen, capital of the Duchy of Bavaria, falls to Mansfeld's army.

36 6/10/2019 11:27:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Protestant:
Siege Assault upon Munchen:


35 6/10/2019 11:26:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Play Strategy card as Operations #4: 2 / New Leader
Deploy Frederick of Baden and 2 Protestant Militia in Baden. Baden enters game as Protestant area.

Message from Protestant:
I'll play this to activate Mansfeld, who will move as follows:

MP 1-2: Moves with 1 (Merc) to Augsburg; converts it, -1 VP

MP 3-4: Moves with the (Merc) to Innsbruck; converts it

MP 5-6: moves with the (Merc) to Trent; converts it, and thus converts Tyrol: -1 VP

MP 7: Leaving the (Merc) behind in Trent to block the route from Italy, Mansfeld returns to Innsbruck . . .

MP 8: . . . and then then to Munchen, where his troops have successfully pushed their siege parallels close to the city walls and are ready to launch an Assault upon the city.
34 6/10/2019 4:42:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message I get nothing - wasted activation, your log file is up to date :)
33 6/10/2019 4:42:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Catholic:
Recruit once - Bavarian Mercs for Pappenheim
32 6/10/2019 4:41:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Play Strategy card as Recruitment #13: 1 / Discretion Over Valor
If Catholic VP total is higher than 21, remove Anhalt permanently from the game.

Message from Catholic:
31 6/9/2019 11:16:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Message With Mansfeld's Dynamic Leader +1 bonus, that's good enough for an additional 1 (Merc) at Munchen.

30 6/9/2019 11:14:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Protestant:
Recruitment roll by Mansfeld.

29 6/9/2019 11:14:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Play Strategy card as Recruitment #2: 1 / Three Musketeers
French Huegenots Revolt card must have been played previously. Negates French Huegenots Revolt event.

Message from Protestant:
Mansfeld will attempt to recruit Mercs in the heart of Bavaria.

28 6/4/2019 4:47:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Still not getting much luck with the die rolls, hope my luck will turn at some point :) Over to you
27 6/4/2019 4:47:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Nothing in Vienna, 1 Bav Mil + 1 Bav (Mil) in Freising
26 6/4/2019 4:45:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

0
5
3


Message from Catholic:
1) Imperial Militia in Vienna
2) Bavarian Militia in Freising
3) Bavarian Militia in Freising
25 6/4/2019 4:44:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Play Strategy card as Recruitment #1: 3 / Val Telline Passes Open
Val Telline Passes must be Closed to play this card. Spanish Aid to Catholic player resumes.

Message from Catholic:
Playing for recruitment
24 6/4/2019 4:38:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Ouch, painful indeed. If my Vassal save is correct, you have Mansfeld+Anhalt+5 Merc+1 (Merc), 17 CF?

Don't think there's point in withdrawing to Munich, as if you besiege & destroy them I'll lose access to my Bavarians. Taking losses as 1 full strength & 1 reduced Merc (9 Loss Factors total), withdrawing Pappenheim, Aldringer & 3 full Mercs to Freising.

Assuming you're placing Siege on Munich?
23 6/3/2019 11:47:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Message And that is the real disaster for the Bavarians: in the first battle of the war, Tilly is killed in action. He will be replaced by Aldringer.

(Sorry for the harsh introduction to the unforgiving mechanics of this game! Every battle is a nail-biter.)

I will eliminate my u/s Merc and will reduce one other Merc.

Please advise me of how you will account for your losses, and whether you will retreat your army into Munich or into an adjacent city.

22 6/3/2019 11:37:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 4

6
5
9
3


Message from Protestant:
Rolling for Leader Losses:

Mansfeld
Anhalt

Tilly
Pappenheim

21 6/3/2019 11:36:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Message Protestants: 6+1 = 7 = 10 Loss Factors (LFs); Bavarians must remove three steps and retreat, whether into Munchen or elsewhere.

Bavarians: 5+1 = 6 = 8 LFs, but Protestants can't take more than 6 because of their force composition = 2 steps removed.


20 6/3/2019 11:31:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Protestant:
Actually, as you'll find, you can never tell in this game.

Protestants: 20 CFs = 20+ Fire Column; +1 DRM (Mansfeld)
Bavarians: 14 CFs = 11-14 Fire Column; +2 DRM Tilly, -1 DRM Command Rivalry = +1 DRM


19 6/3/2019 5:18:00 AM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Ouch, this will hurt. I'm not playing any CCs, do your worst.

BTW, feel free to perform full combat (roll for me & take losses), I'll take my losses and retreat before I take my turn
Thanks
18 6/2/2019 10:55:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Play Strategy card as Combat #13: 1 / Command Rivalry
Catholic army must contain at least 2 leaders. -1 to Catholic combat die-roll.

Message from Protestant:
Tilly and Pappenheim quarrel. -1 DRM to the Catholic die roll.

17 6/2/2019 5:24:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Ouch, not a good start, 20 vs 14. I'll fight outside, otherwise you can just siege me and destroy the whole army. Over to you, to play any CCs
16 6/1/2019 11:43:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Play Strategy card as Operations #5: 2 / Gregory XV Becomes Pope
Playable only if Paul V is Pope. Death of Paul V. No Papal Aid to Catholic player this turn. Papal Aid resumes next turn, until Urban VIII Becomes Pope event (P-15).

Message from Protestant:
I'll use this to activate Mansfeld, who will move from Pilsen with Anhalt and his entire army as follows:

MP 1: Nurnberg
MP 2: Donauworth; Wurttemberg's neutrality is violated; remove Neutrality marker and +1 VP; place P1
MP 3-4: Ulm; convert; -1 VP; place P1 marker
MP 5: Augsburg
MP 6: Munchen

Please advise if you will fight outside the walls of Munich, or will retreat inside the city.
15 5/31/2019 5:32:00 AM 1620-1621 Catholic Message No problem, take your time

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