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78 9/21/2019 6:48:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Union:
AoP to intercept. Needing a 1. (Leaving back 1 SP in the fort)
77 9/21/2019 5:33:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Thanks Mike!
OK, so same move for 1-5, but will change 6.
AONV will attempt to end move in Wilderness with n10c1.

Over to you for intercept, or next card.

76 9/21/2019 2:58:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Hey Mike,
Could you please send the current map?
Thank you!
75 9/21/2019 1:50:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Sorry, will recheck as soon as I get back...
74 9/21/2019 12:54:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message As of move #54 I see myself having n0 in Fredricksburg, should I have n1 there?

Let me know if this changes your move in either case.
73 9/21/2019 11:58:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #18: 2 / Confederate Inflation
Confederate SW reduced by two.

Message from Confederate:
AONV
1-4 Richmond, pick up 4 SP's (n2 and Smith remain)
5 Hanover (n10c1)
6 Fredricksburg
You have options.
If no intercept or card, overrun SP and end move.
72 9/20/2019 10:53:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #97: 1 / Davis Tours the South
Increase Confederate SW by 3.

Message from Union:
Fort in Harpers Ferry
71 9/20/2019 11:44:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message AONV (now n6c1) in Wytheville.
5 Convert Wytheville
6 End Lynchburg

Bty...
70 9/19/2019 11:24:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Looks like 2*/1 CSA victory. Banks to turn track
69 9/19/2019 11:22:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Union:
Medium Battle:
CSA +7 (4-1, +4 Generals, top die)
USA +0
68 9/19/2019 11:10:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #60: 2 / USS Monitor
The Union player may remove one Confederate ironclad from the mapboard.

Message from Confederate:
AONV (n7c1) activates.
1 Burkeville
2 Appomattox
3 Lynchburg
4 Attack Wytheville with 8 SP and +4 Generals.

Over to you to cancel or resolve. Will continue, if possible.
67 9/18/2019 12:28:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #68: 2 / Lincoln Declares Southern Blockade
The Union Blockade Level is increased by one. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
Blockade to 1
66 9/17/2019 10:21:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Butler to TT.
Continuing...
AONV now 8 SP.
3 Convert Fort Monroe
4 Williamsburg
5 Richmond
6 Amelia Courthouse

Back to you
65 9/17/2019 10:17:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Confederate:
Yes, that was +7 DRM (3 for odds and 4 for Generals).
Rolling for Butler, only hits on a "1"
64 9/17/2019 8:30:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Looks like at least a 2*/1 CSA victory. If there is a leader loss roll you can make it
63 9/17/2019 8:28:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
1


Message from Union:
Medium Battle:

Iím not at my computer so you will have to add in modifier for CDA

CSA top die +?
USA +2 from fort
62 9/17/2019 11:30:00 AM 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:
AONV drops 6 SP and Smith in Richmond.
1 Williamsburg, pick up 2 SP (n8c1)
2 Attack Fort Monroe
Over to you to resolve. Will continue if possible.
61 9/16/2019 Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #40: 3 / Emergency Call for Volunteers
Union receives five SPs, no more than two SPs in any space. Placement spaces must be friendly controlled, have a LOC and be free of Confederate SPs or forts.

Message from Union:
2 Sp in Harpers Ferry
2 SP in Greenville
1 SP in Wytheville n2
60 9/15/2019 10:47:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Draw Strategy cards 6 cards drawn.

59 9/15/2019 7:33:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Not Campaigning.
58 9/15/2019 7:13:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 6 cards drawn.

57 9/15/2019 7:13:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Van Dorn Dover
Pemberton Humboldt
56 9/15/2019 7:12:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Confederate:
1-3 Van Dorn to Humboldt, Pemberton to Dover
4-6 reverse
55 9/15/2019 7:11:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message CSA Strategic:
1 SP Charleston to Dover
1 SP Charleston to Columbus
1 SP Marion to Nashville
2 SP Weldon and 2 SP Wilmington to Richmond (n12c1)
54 9/14/2019 7:55:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message 1 from Wytheville (n1, Banks) to AoP n6
1 from Lewisburg to AoP n7
1 from Weston to AoP n8
2 from Staunton to AoP n10
1 from Fredickburg to AoP n11
1 from AoP n10 to Baltimore n1
1 from Greenville to AoP n11
Jefferson City and Rolla to Bloomington n2
Ironton and St Louis to Vernon n2

Freemont to Bloomington
53 9/12/2019 12:46:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate End Turn
52 9/12/2019 12:46:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message OK, I'll proceed with end of turn..
Attrition:
-1 AOP (n5)
-2 AONV (n8c1)
PC's
All W. Virginia, Wytheville, Lexington, Jefferson City, Rolla, Ironton, and Greenville to Union
Union SW to 107+
CSA SW remains at 95-
That's all I see.
See you Saturday...
51 9/12/2019 12:40:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message Looks good. Iím out of town until Saturday so Iíll do Strategic movement then.
50 9/12/2019 12:26:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message 1/0
Fremont to TT
A. Johnston and 2 SP in Memphis.

Back to you to confirm everything, then end of turn stuff.
49 9/12/2019 12:24:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Confederate:
1/1
Johnston and 3 SP's in New Madrid
7 Humboldt, drop 1 SP
8 Attack Memphis with A. Johnston and 2 SP's (+1 General, +2 OOS) auto 1 for CSA, just rolling for Union.
48 9/12/2019 12:20:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Confederate:
Continuing.
6 Johnston and 4 CU's attack New Madrid, +4 DRM so auto 1 for CSA.
Just rolling for Union.
47 9/12/2019 12:04:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #71: 3 / General Scott, The Anaconda Plan
The Union player may either increase the Blockade Level by one or increase the Amphibious Assault modifier by two.

Message from Confederate:
Let's see, bad choice or terrible choice.
Which is which?
Activate A. Johnston and 2 SP (n0)
1-2 Dover, pick-up 1 SP (n0)
3 Paducah, pick-up 1 SP (n1, Price)
4 Columbus, pick-up 1 SP (Polk)
5 Humboldt, auto 1/1. A. Johnston with 4 SP in Humboldt.
46 9/11/2019 3:35:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message Part 3.

Activate McClellan and n2.
1 - Vernon. n4
2 - Bloomington
3 - Vicennes
4 - Salem
5 - St. Louis. Leave 1 SP. n3
6 - Rolla. Leave 1 Sp. n2
7 - Jefferson City. Leave 1 SP. n1
8 - End in Lexington. n1
45 9/11/2019 3:31:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message Part 2.

Activate Banks and n6 from AoP (now n7)

1 - Strasburg. Leave 1 SP (n2 in Strasburg). n5 moving
2 - Manassas. Pick up 1 SP (AoP n6). n6 moving
3 - Strasburg
4 - Franklin. Leave 2 SP. n4
5 - Grafton. Leave 1 SP. n3
6 - Weston. Leave 1 SP. n2
7 - Lewisburg. Leave 1 SP. n1
8 - End in Wythville with n2.

44 9/11/2019 3:23:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #84: 3 / Major Campaign
Conduct up to three moves or conduct one special army-size naval move. No SP, general, or army marker may be moved twice with the same campaign card. You must move a different force each move.

Message from Union:
Part 1 - Activate Fremont and 2 SP.

1- Salem. n3
2 - Jonesborough. n5
3 - Cairo (ignore Rosencrans and 2 SP). n5
4 - Ironton. Leave 1 SP. n4
5 - Greenville. Leave 1 SP. n3
6 - New Madrid. Leave 1 Sp. n2
7 - Humboldt. Leave 1 Sp. n1
8 - End in Memphis with Fremont and 1 SP.
43 9/9/2019 6:03:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 1 / 3 Cigars
Play this card to make an automatic one or two space interception. Intervening space must be friendly controlled and free of enemy SPs. The intervening space may be the one just exited by the moving enemy force. No Generals or SPs may be picked up or dropped off during intercept.

Message from Confederate:
Division move:
Dover (n1 remains) to Paducah (Fort, n2, Price)
42 9/8/2019 5:51:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #66: 1 / Wilson's Creek
Either player may move up to two infantry SPs from the same space as if they were led by a General. This move is a Corps move and may enter enemy controlled spaces because the SPs are moving as if they are led by a general.

Message from Union:
Take 2 SP from AoP n13.

1 goes to Staunton n2
1 goes to Wytheville
41 9/3/2019 4:14:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #22: 3 / Josiah Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance
Confederate immediately receives three SPs in any friendly controlled space with a LOC,free of Union SPs and forts. No more than one SP per Confederate controlled state. No SPs may be placed in Pro-Union spaces.

Message from Confederate:
Richmond (n10,c1)
Nashville (n2)
Weldon (n2)
40 9/3/2019 4:09:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Forgot to note CSA SW -2, -3 to 95- for AONV formation.
39 9/3/2019 12:47:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #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 Union:
Fort in Cairo
38 9/3/2019 7:06:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #109: 2 / Fortified Lines
The Confederate player may place up to two forts in any friendly controlled space with an LOC free of Union SPs and forts.

Message from Confederate:
Fort Paducah and Fort Little Rock
37 9/2/2019 6:29:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #56: 1 / CSS Hunley
Place the CSS Hunley marker in any friendly port. Provides a +1 DRM to Confederate during next amphibious assault. Remove Hunley once modifier has been used. No more than one Hunley can be in play at a given time.

Message from Union:
Ft in Baltimore
36 9/2/2019 9:06:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #76: 2 / Great Sioux Uprising
Remove one Union commanding general at no SW penalty. Penalties for promoting a general with a lower political value still apply. OR remove ANY Union non-commanding general (even second in commands) from the game. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
AONV under J. Johnston in Richmond (n9c1), with Bragg, Beauregard, and Smith.
35 9/2/2019 3:33:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #73: 1 / Ball's Bluff
The Union removes one SP (Confederate chooses) within two spaces (including a river connection) of a Confederate SP due to poor leadership. A Union SP can be removed from a Coastal fort.

Message from Union:
Ft in Manassas
34 8/31/2019 4:40:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Not campaigning.
Over to you to open turn.
33 8/31/2019 4:39:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 5 cards drawn.

32 8/31/2019 4:39:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message All CSA Generals to Richmond (n9c1)

31 8/31/2019 1:08:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Draw Strategy cards 5 cards drawn.

30 8/31/2019 1:08:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message Burnside, Banks, Pope to AoP
Rosencrans to Cairo
McClellan to Bloomington
Halleck to DC
Buell to Fredrick

29 8/31/2019 1:05:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 300-sided die x 7

120
240
227
257
99
164
53


Message from Union:
Banks (1st die), Buell, Burnside, Halleck, McClellan, Pope, Rosecrans

High roll:
DC
Fredrick
AoP
AoP
AoP
Bloomington
Cairo (low)

28 8/30/2019 8:14:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Message CSA Strategic Moves:
2 SP Columbus, GA., 1 SP Mobile, 1 SP New Orleans, 1 SP Savannah, 1 SP Tuscumbia, 1 SP Corinth
All to Richmond (n10)
27 8/30/2019 3:22:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message 6 SP from DC (n2) to AoP n8
1 SP from Philly to AoP n9
1 SP from Columbus OH to AoP n10
1 SP from Springfield to AoP n11
1 SP from Indy n1 to AoP n12
1 SP from Culpeper to AoP n13
1 SP from Wilderness to Aop n14
1 SP from Indy n0 to AoP n15
1 SP from DC n1 to Ft Monroe n2
26 8/28/2019 8:09:00 AM Summer 1861 Confederate Message CSA Reinforcements:
1 SP each in Richmond (n3), Weldon, Marion, Fort Gadson, Savannah, Dover (n2), Corinth, Tuscumbia, New Orleans.
Blockade Runners:
Sabine City, Columbus (n2), Charleston (n2), Wilmington (n2)
25 8/28/2019 2:45:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message 1 in Cairo n2
2 in Jonesborough n2
1 in Salem n1
2 in Bloomington n2
2 in Vernon n2
1 in Cincy n2
1 in Indianapolis n2
8 in Washington DC n8
24 8/28/2019 2:45:00 AM Spring 1861 Union End Turn
23 8/27/2019 9:01:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #53: 1 / CSS Arkansas
Confederate may place one Ironclad in a controlled port or coastal fort space.

Message from Confederate:
PC in Bowling Green

End of Turn
Union: PC in Manassas, Fredericksburg, Stanton, Strasburg, Wilderness, Culpeper
CSA: Paducah.
No attrition:
Bty for Union Reinforcements
22 8/27/2019 2:02:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #117: 3 / Clandestine Blockade Runner Port
If the state of Florida and the St. Marks, Florida space is Confederate controlled, St. Marks is treated as a blockade runner port for the remainder of the game. Place (no LOC required) 2SPs and a fort (optional if available) in the St. Marks space. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
Activate AoP. n7

1 - Stauton. Leave 1 Sp. n6
2 - Strasburg. Leave 1 Sp. n5
3 - Culpeper. Leave 1 Sp. n4
4 - Wilderness. Leave 1 SP. n3
5 - Fredericksburg. Leave 1 Sp. n2
6 - End in Manassas with n2
21 8/26/2019 12:21:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Sorry!
That should have been Columbus.
20 8/26/2019 11:37:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Message Nice!

Can you clarify where Polk was dropped in 6-7?
19 8/26/2019 6:37:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #88: 3 / Minor Campaign
Conduct up to two moves or conduct one special army-size naval move. No SP, general, or army marker may be moved twice with the same campaign card. You must move a different force each move.

Message from Confederate:
First Activation:
Beauregard an 3 SP
1 Fredericksburg
2 Hanover
3 Williamsburg, drop 2 SP
4 Richmond (n2 and Beauregard)
Second Activation:
Price and 1 SP
1-2 Little Rock, drop 1 SP
3-5 Memphis, pick-up Polk and 1 SP
6-7 Drop Polk
8 Paducah (n1 and Price)

Bty.
18 8/25/2019 9:45:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Yes. I agree. In the case of Campaigns, you do get one for each part.

Since you only had one opportunity during the turn to intercept, I rolled for you. If you had a 2 space intercept card, you could still play it (since I technically should have waited)
17 8/25/2019 7:53:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Mike, I believe only one intercept can be attempted per Activation. Is that your understanding
16 8/25/2019 4:59:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Let me know if you had any cards to play (2-space intercepts) otherwise, it is your turn
15 8/25/2019 4:58:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Union:
Roll to see if Beauregard has option to intercept in Strasburg
14 8/25/2019 4:58:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message 4 - Strasburg
(will roll to see if Beauregard has option to intercept, if he fails here is the rest of my move.)
5 - Leave 2 SP in Strasburg. Franklin. Pick up 2 SP.
6 - Strasburg. End with AoP n7
13 8/25/2019 4:56:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Union:
3*/1 USA victory. AoP n5

Rolling to see if JJ is killed needing a 1
12 8/25/2019 4:54:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from Union:
Medium Battle:
USA +5 (5-1, McDowell, top die)
CSA +2 (JJ)
11 8/25/2019 4:53:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Union:
Rolling to see if JJ has option to retreat. Needs 2 or less
10 8/25/2019 4:53:00 PM Spring 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:
Activate AoP and n5. (DC at n0)

1 - Fredrick. Leave 1 SP. (Fredrick n2) AoP n4
2 - Harpers Ferry. Pick up 2 SP
3 - Winchester with n6.
9 8/25/2019 9:46:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #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 Confederate:
Columbus, Charleston, and Wilmington.
8 8/24/2019 9:57:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #74: 2 / Political Crisis
The Union player may remove or demote one Union general for no SW cost. The cost for promoting a general with a lower political value still applies. OR remove ANY Union non-commanding general (even second in commands) from the game.

Message from Union:
2 SP from Pittsburgh to Franklin
7 8/24/2019 7:45:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #34: 1 / Elite Units
Place an Elite unit marker in any space with an Army. CSA: Stonewall Bde or Hoodís Tigers. USA: Iron Bde or Wilderís Bde. Cannot be played if all elite unit markers are in play for that side.

Message from Confederate:
Sorry for delay. In Ithaca for a couple of weeks, so may be a little slow!

Division naval move with SP Little Rock to Forts St. Phillip/Jackson

Bty
6 8/23/2019 2:53:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #65: 1 / Union 90-Day Enlistments Expire
Union player removes three SPs (Union playerís choice).

Message from Union:
Fort in Fredrick
5 8/23/2019 2:45:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Draw Strategy cards 4 cards drawn.

4 8/23/2019 2:45:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Message Hi Robert! Glad to make your acquaintance and I wish you good luck and a good game.

I'm from Seattle WA. I usually play in the evenings. If something is quick, then I may respond during the day.

I prefer using Vassal. I'd be happy to share files on Dropbox or each maintain our own map.

Best of luck! - Mike
3 8/22/2019 11:04:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Not Campaigning, so over to you to open.
2 8/22/2019 11:03:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 4 cards drawn.

1 8/22/2019 11:03:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Hi Mike,
Your 1/4 ended very suddenly! Best of luck in this one. I'm based in Eugene, Oregon, and am going to be travelling for the next two weeks, but I should be able to get a card or two played each day.

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