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89 7/12/2019 4:35:00 PM 1622-1623 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 Pappenheim
1) Bamberg & flip (2 MP)
2) Schweinfurt & flip (4 MP)
3) Wurzburg & establish siege (5 MP)

1 Pillage in Schweinfurt
88 7/11/2019 6:58:00 AM 1622-1623 Protestant Play Strategy card as Foreign Aid #12: 1 / Surprise Attack
+1 to Protestant combat die roll.

Message from Protestant:
Play for Aid (5)
87 7/10/2019 6:07:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Message 1 half strength Merc & 1 full strength Militia in Ingolstadt
86 7/10/2019 6:06:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

6
3
7


Message from Catholic:

85 7/10/2019 6:05:00 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:
I'll recruit 3 times in Ingolstadt - Bav Mercs, Mercs, Militia
84 7/9/2019 3:31:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Play Strategy card as Foreign Aid #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:
Testing
83 7/9/2019 8:49:00 AM 1622-1623 Catholic Play Strategy card as Foreign Aid #22: 3 / Electoral Meeting
If Catholic player controls at least 4, but not all Electors, +1 VP. If all Electors, +3 VPs.

Message from Catholic:
Playing for aid = +16 Aid (both Spain & Papal aid active)
82 7/8/2019 5:41:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 1 / Ottoman Turks Raid Imperial Border
Imperial units in Austria are not automatically paid this turn.

Message from Protestant:
Activate Christian of B to Move Werben-Wittstock-Rostock (3MP) to join Danes 1 Pillage at Werben
81 7/8/2019 5:38:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Message OK have amended last couple of Actions to
1. Deploy Christian of B in L/Berg with his 3 Militia
2. Activate Danes to conduct the Conversions of Mecklenburg etc. So only 1 Pillage at Wismar
80 7/8/2019 1:09:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Change Victory Points +3: from 15 to 18
79 7/8/2019 1:08:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Play Strategy card as Operations #33: 1 / Croats
Catholic army must include an Imperial unit. +1 to Catholic combat die roll.

Message from Catholic:
Play to activate Tilly:
1) Move to Torgau & flip (2 MP)
2) Move to Dresden & flip (4 MP)
3) Move to Prague - start a siege (5 MP)
2 Pillage in Leipzig

Saxony converted back (3 spaces required); +3 VP & remaining spaces flipped.
78 7/8/2019 1:01:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Change Victory Points -2: from 17 to 15
77 7/7/2019 8:07:00 AM 1622-1623 Protestant Message Also 1 Pillage in Lubeck and Wismar
76 7/7/2019 8:06:00 AM 1622-1623 Protestant Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 3 / Treaty of Ulm
Neither player may enter a Neutral Area or Independent City for the rest of the turn.

Message from Protestant:
Activate Christian (and all in stack) Move to Lubeck and convert (2mp) for -1 VP then to Wismar and Rostock converting both (6MP) +1 vp for violating Neutrality then -2 for Controlling Mecklenburg Net -2 to VP
75 7/7/2019 7:58:00 AM 1622-1623 Protestant Change Victory Points +1: from 16 to 17
74 7/6/2019 6:51:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Message 1) Bavarian Militia with Tilly (+1) @ Leipzig
5+1 = 6, FS Militia
2) Bavarian Mercs with Tilly (+1) @ Leipzig
6+1 = 7, FS Merc
3) Bavarian Mercs with Holk (+0)
9, FS Merc
73 7/6/2019 6:49:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

5
6
9


Message from Catholic:
Recruiting:
1) Bavarian Militia with Tilly (+1) @ Leipzig
2) Bavarian Mercs with Tilly (+1) @ Leipzig
3) Bavarian Mercs with Holk (+0)
72 7/6/2019 6:48:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Play Strategy card as Recruitment #7: 3 / New Leaders
Deploy Wallenstein and Piccolimini with any Imperial units.

Message from Catholic:
Recruitment it is :)
71 7/5/2019 4:19:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Change Victory Points -3: from 19 to 16
70 7/5/2019 4:19:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Message Christian joins his namesake in Hamburg and -3VP for control
69 7/5/2019 4:14:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Event to deploy Christian & 3 Militia in B/Luneberg
68 7/5/2019 9:48:00 AM 1622-1623 Catholic Change Victory Points +6: from 13 to 19
67 7/5/2019 9:47:00 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:
Activate Spinola and his army, move:
1) Strasbourg & flip (+1 VP)
2) Landau & flip - 3 spaces controlled in Lower Palatinate, flip control of Palatinate for +5 VP (+3 Area, +2 4th Cath Elector)
3) Mannheim & start siege.
66 7/4/2019 4:56:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Play to Activate Mansfeld who moves Dresden-Gorlitz-Liegnitz-Friedland-Breslau where he picks up Thorn & co and then to Frankfurt for 6 MP. Have placed 1 Pillage in Dresden & 1 in Breslau (think its just 2 required ?)
65 7/3/2019 5:11:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Draw Strategy cards
64 7/3/2019 5:11:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Message 7 / 2 = 3,5, round up to 4:
Brussels 1 -> 0
Freising 1 -> 0
Donauworth 1 -> 0

Cannot remove any other, as e.g. Heidelberg is in Protestant-controlled area - 4th point is wasted.
63 7/3/2019 5:07:00 PM 1622-1623 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Catholic:
Roll for pillage recovery
62 7/3/2019 4:22:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Message 2 Pillage to remove - 1 from Rendsburg and 1 from Dresden
61 7/3/2019 4:20:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Protestant:
Prot Pillage Recovery
60 7/3/2019 4:17:00 PM 1622-1623 Protestant Draw Strategy cards
59 7/3/2019 4:17:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant End Turn
58 7/3/2019 4:17:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Change Victory Points -4: from 17 to 13
57 7/3/2019 4:15:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Discard Strategy card Message from Protestant:
56 7/2/2019 4:46:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Discard Strategy card Message from Catholic:
I'm discarding the final card in my hand. Over to you for end of turn & pillage removal :)
55 7/2/2019 4:45:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Wow, amazing rolls (yet again). Nurnberg surrenders for +1 VP.

I've just realized that when you've captured Torgau, you've captured 3rd required space for Saxony - as a result, Saxony switches to you (including Lutzen) for -5 VP (-3 for Saxony, -2 for 4th electorate). Net VP change from +17 to +13
54 7/2/2019 4:40:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Catholic:
Heidelberg surrenders to Spinola. Now over to Siege of Nurnberg, +0 DRM
53 7/2/2019 4:39:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Catholic:
Nurnberg paid as well.

Now rolling for siege of Heidelberg (-1 for Fortress DRM, +1 for Spinola)
52 7/2/2019 4:37:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Catholic:
Phew, Tilly paid. Seems Saxons were quite generous.

Now rolling for Nurnberg @ +0 DRM
51 7/2/2019 4:37:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Catholic:
Roll for Tilly's army @+1 DRM (+1 Mercs, +1 4+ Units, -1 Tilly)
50 7/2/2019 4:24:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Spinola - Pillage 2 & 1 step loss (1 Vet reduced)
49 7/2/2019 4:23:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Catholic:
Pillage roll for Spinola @ DRM 0 (+1 for 4+ Units, -1 for Veterans)
48 7/2/2019 11:25:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Message Over to you to Roll Looting and Sieges.
Lets not hit End turn button until after any discards and we are sure all is correct in Turn :-)
47 7/2/2019 11:23:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Change Victory Points -1: from 18 to 17
46 7/2/2019 11:23:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Message Have marked your Unpaid Stacks in Vassal - Spanish at Heidleberg, Bavarians at Nurnberg and Bavarians/Saxons at Leipzig. Seems Saxons dont get auto supplied in Saxony ? All other are Auto-paid. Over to you to roll for Looting
45 7/2/2019 11:18:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Message Success so -1VP
44 7/2/2019 11:17:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Protestant:
Will roll for Siege at Hamburg
43 7/2/2019 11:17:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Message Paid
42 7/2/2019 11:16:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Protestant:
Looting at Breslau standard roll
41 7/2/2019 11:16:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Message Up to Pillage 2 and 2 Step losses !
40 7/2/2019 11:15:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Protestant:
Prot Looting - 3 Mercs at Torgau with +1 Pillage +1 Mercs -1 Dynamic Ldr
39 7/2/2019 11:11:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Message Pay Phase- Danes are all paid as LOC to Denmark, HUngarians auto paid, Spend 5 AP to pay the 2 full strength with Mansfeld and 1 Miltia with Thorn.

38 7/2/2019 11:06:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Message OK I flip 3 units for 9 losses and Retreat to Torgau.
37 7/1/2019 6:32:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message All leaders survived, though I can see a bullet flew just next to Mansfeld's head :)

Over to you for loss allocation (10 Loss Points), withdrawal and end of turn pay
36 7/1/2019 6:31:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 4

2
6
7
0


Message from Catholic:
Leader losses
Tilly
Saxon Elector
Mansfeld
Anhalt
35 7/1/2019 6:30:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Catholic 4+2 = 6; 10 Loss Points to Protestants
Protestants 3+1 = 4; 8 Loss Points to Catholics

I'll take my losses as 2 full strength Saxon Militia removed.
34 7/1/2019 6:27:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from Catholic:
Combat Rolls:
1st Catholic Roll 15 CF (Tilly) + 6 CF (Saxons) = 21 CF; Column 20+ @ +2 (Tilly)
2nd Protestant Roll 15 CF = Column 15-19 @+1
33 7/1/2019 5:39:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Hi Gary
Sorry, I remembered leader can move more, but for some reason I remembered it's 10 MP. According to 10.12 of the living rules,
"A leader may activate more than one
army per activation, by moving from
army to army, as long as the leader does
not exceed his 8 MPs."

I've also made another mistake - if you look at my previous message, my move from Ingolstadt -> Nurnberg should be 4 -> 5 MP, not 4 -> 6 MPs. So I'm 1 over, which I can make up for by not flipping Bamberg. Thus my move would be:

Message from Catholic:
Activate Tilly (alone)
> Freising (1 MP)
> Munich (2 MP) [pick up Pappenheim & 3 full Militias]
> Freising (3 MP)
> Ingolstadt (4 MP) [pick up 5 Mercs]
> Nurnberg (5 MP) [drop off Pappenheim & 3 Militias, establish Siege]
> Bamberg (6 MP)
> Lutzen (7 MP)
> Leipzing (8 MP)
32 7/1/2019 7:49:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Message Just sent you 2 emails but have a read at rule 11.15 on Page 15 I dont believe Tilly can move more than 6MP in total. Re Pillage you place 1 or 2 depending on the total number of units moved during turn by the Activated leader. So if he moved 3 it would be 1 Pillage but if during same turn he picked up or moved an additional 3 it would be 2 Pillage.
31 6/26/2019 6:19:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Battle for Leipzig. Over to you to play any CC
30 6/26/2019 6:18:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Not sure now how many Pillage markers I should place, for me it looks like 2 - I'll place 1 in Freising & 1 in Bamberg.
29 6/26/2019 6:13:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 1 / New Leaders
Charles of Loraine, Gallas. Place with any Imperial units.

Message from Catholic:
Activate Tilly (alone)
> Freising (1 MP)
> Munich (2 MP) [pick up Pappenheim & 3 full Militias]
> Freising (3 MP)
> Ingolstadt (4 MP) [pick up 5 Mercs]
> Nurnberg (6 MP) [drop off Pappenheim & 3 Militias, establish Siege]
> Bamberg & flip (8 MP)
> Lutzen (9 MP)
> Leipzing (10 MP)
28 6/26/2019 6:04:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Return Strategy card to hand #4: 2 / Spinola Besieges Breda

Message from Catholic:
Returning the card back to hand
27 6/24/2019 5:36:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message And placing a Siege in Nurnberg
26 6/24/2019 5:35:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Not sure if I should place pillage for both unit groups moved, but think it makes sense.

Over to you for combat in Leipzig - I don't play any combat cards.
Thanks
25 6/24/2019 5:34:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Activate Pappenheim:
1) Move with 3 full Militas to Freising -> Ingolstadt (pick up Holk) -> Nurnberg (3 MP), dropp off Militia & Holk, [1 pillage @ Freising]
2) Move to Ingolstadt, pick up Aldringer & 5 Mercs (4 MP)
3) Move to Nurnberg > Bamberg & flip > Lutzen > Leipzig (Pappenheim 4 > 9 MP, Aldringer & Mercs 0 > 4 MPs [2 Pillage in Bamberg]
24 6/24/2019 4:33:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Message Siege at Leipzig
23 6/23/2019 4:45:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Saxons are retreating into Leipzig - you can either stop & start a siege or continue moving.
22 6/23/2019 4:34:00 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:
Activate Mansfeld. Moves to Prague (1MP) then Dresden (2MP) then Torgau and converts (4MP) then to Leipzig (5MP) 1 Pillage at Torgau.
Up to Saxons to fight or withdraw into Leipzig ?
21 6/22/2019 4:33:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Play Strategy card as Event #10: 2 / New Leaders
Deploy Aldringer and Holk with and Bavarian units.

Message from Catholic:
Event - both leaders with Tilly
20 6/22/2019 8:13:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Play Strategy card as Foreign Aid #10: 1 / Swedish Aid
Sweden give money to Protestants. Protestant player receives 6 additional Aid Points this turn.

Message from Protestant:
Play for Aid (5)
19 6/20/2019 5:24:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 2 / Spinola Besieges Bergen
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:
Activate Spinola & whole army:
1) Aachen (1 MP)
2) Mainz (2 MP)
3) Oppenheim & flip (4 MP)
4) Mannheim (5 MP)
5) Heidelberg & siege (6 MP)

1 pillage in Brussels
18 6/20/2019 12:33:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Change Victory Points -1: from 19 to 18
17 6/20/2019 12:33:00 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:
Activate Danes. Just noticed I forgot to convert Sch/Holsein when Danes arrived (as per 17.D.3) so -1VP.
Activation - Move to Reisenberg (1MP) the to Hamburg and establish Siege (2MP) - 1 Pillage at R/Berg
16 6/19/2019 5:26:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Placed 2 full strength mercs with Tilly and 1 full militia with Pappenheim
15 6/19/2019 5:24:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

7
7
6


Message from Catholic:
1) Tilly, Bav Mercs @+1
2) Tilly, Bav Mercs @+1
3) Pappenheim, Bav Militia
14 6/19/2019 5:23:00 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:
I'll recruit yet again
13 6/19/2019 11:53:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Change Victory Points -2: from 21 to 19
12 6/19/2019 11:53:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Message ! pillage at Freidland
11 6/19/2019 11:52:00 AM 1620-1621 Protestant Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Activate Thurn again Moves to Liegnitz and converts (2MP) - Freidland & convets (4MP) - Breslau & converts (6MP) changing Silesia to Prot control so -2VP
10 6/18/2019 5:10:00 PM 1620-1621 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:
Play to activate Tilly with Mercs (Pappenheim with Milita stays behind):
Augsburg (1 MP)
Ulm & control (3 MP) +1 VP
Donauworth & control (5 MP) -1 VP for violating neutrality; 1 pillage
Ingolstadt (6 MP)
9 6/18/2019 4:27:00 PM 1620-1621 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:
Play to activate Thurn at Budweis. Moves to Prague (1MP) - to DResden where he overruns Saxon unit and converts space (3MP) - to Gorlitz and converts (5MP) - 1 pillage at Dresden
8 6/17/2019 6:32:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Message Placing 1 Full Bav Militia
Placing 1 Full and 1 reduced Bav Militia
Placing 1 Full Imp Militia
7 6/17/2019 6:31:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

6
8
5


Message from Catholic:
1) Recruit Bav Militia with Tilly (@+1)
2) Recruit Bav Militia with Tilly (@+1)
3) Recruit Imp Militia in Vienna
6 6/17/2019 6:30:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Play Strategy card as Recruitment #5: 3 / Spain Declares War With England
-2 to all English AP totals.

Message from Catholic:
Play for Recruitment
5 6/17/2019 6:24:00 PM 1620-1621 Catholic Draw Strategy cards
4 6/17/2019 4:27:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Message Over to you to draw cards and take 1st action
3 6/17/2019 4:26:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Play Strategy card as Event #7: 3 / Denmark Enters War
Deploy Christian and 4 Danish Mercenaries in Denmark.

Message from Protestant:
Play as Event to brings Danes in
2 6/17/2019 4:23:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Message OK restart of Campaign with you as Catholics again.
I have selected cards in ATCs and copied them in Vassal.
1 6/17/2019 4:14:00 PM 1620-1621 Protestant Draw Strategy cards

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