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299 12/30/2019 7:48:00 AM Turn 6 USA Message Thanks for being gracious.
I did intend to finish it out, but the only chance for me would be some spectacular rolls on a couple of hopeless attacks.
I had my three kids and two grandchildren here for the holidays, so that's my excuse for the recent silence.
Anyway, thanks for correcting my rules misconceptions and again, good luck in the rest of the tournament.
298 12/30/2019 1:27:00 AM Turn 6 CSA Message No problem whatsoever, its a challenging scenario for both sides, especially when it "breaks" one way or the other. I assumed you'd moved on after that final lunge for Smyrna was unsuccessful.
Look forward to another face-off some time in the future - maybe even wilderness war...
297 12/29/2019 10:09:00 PM Turn 6 USA Message Yes, I think an end is more than appropriate at this point. I apologize for my slow play throughout - that is uncharacteristic of me in general but you couldn't tell it from my performance this time around. I appreciate you patience and excellent play. My attacks were generally not effective and the days were too short.
Thanks for the game - good luck in the rest of the tournament. Perhaps I will play enough games over the next year or two to be comfortable enough to overcome my excessive analysis paralysis in this one.
296 12/29/2019 9:48:00 PM Turn 6 CSA Message Confederate Victory: (-27 vps)
295 12/21/2019 1:16:00 AM Turn 6 CSA Edit Manpower Losses GM: from 0 to 0
USA: from 33 to 35
CSA: from 9 to 10
294 12/18/2019 3:08:00 AM Turn 6 CSA Message Straight up 1Da / 1Dr (Hood's force will advance)

Union will lose another in the retreat..(and I think I can guess in which direction!
293 12/18/2019 2:58:00 AM Turn 6 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
3


Message from CSA:
A - J.B.Hood
D - Johnson
== == ==
+0 Norm
-2 Rto / Crk
+3 Flk
+2 Ldr
== == ==
+3
292 12/18/2019 2:52:00 AM Turn 6 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from CSA:
John Bell Hood transfers to T. Hindman [F2] for march:
291 12/18/2019 2:48:00 AM Turn 6 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
3


Message from CSA:
Thomas Hindman shadows Johnson => H 1717
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T6 INIT Roll #12
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U
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C
290 12/15/2019 5:39:00 PM Turn 6 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from USA:
Back to it at last. Broken record.
You are of course correct about the odds at Smyrna - I had neglected to flip Ashby back from disorganized during recovery.

Activate Johnson to march - one-hex move again.
Johnson (f2) to 1616.

Roll for initiative U/C
289 12/9/2019 12:04:00 AM Turn 6 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from CSA:
John Kelly's Div [F2] in the Marietta Woods [H 1412] gain an extra entrenchment level - [FB-2 / Abatis X 2 - CV of 2.75]
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T6 INIT Roll #9
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U
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C
288 12/8/2019 11:55:00 PM Turn 6 CSA Message Combat ratio was actually 6 vs 12.5 [10.5 + 2] so 1-3;
Result: -1 / F/1D / B.Cheatham [F2] / H. Ashby [F3]

(.. yes, seemingly Art fractions for an Abatis being treated same as redoubts - rrounded up)
287 12/8/2019 9:27:00 PM Turn 6 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from USA:
Activate Johnson for march.
No move roll - one-hex move.
Johnson (f1) to 1517.
Roll for initiative U/C
286 12/8/2019 9:25:00 PM Turn 6 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from USA:
Roll for initiative U/C
285 12/8/2019 9:25:00 PM Turn 6 USA Edit Manpower Losses GM: from 0 to 0
USA: from 32 to 33
CSA: from 9 to 9
284 12/8/2019 9:25:00 PM Turn 6 USA Message Well, got the six which was half the battle, but your five kills the success.
Result 0 for D/1D.
Wood now f4/disorganized [5/3]
Cheatham f3/disorganized.
Ashby f4/disorganized.
I'll go ahead since the result would be the same either way on the artillery.

283 12/8/2019 9:20:00 PM Turn 6 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from USA:
Looks like we're a go (barely).
Hopefully I can calculate this correctly.
USA: Flank bonus would be +3 -> +1 due to flanks refused.
Artillery: CSA has 5.5, USA has 2 for -3.5 => -2 (I think - it's in between the columns for -1 and -2 - can't find anything in the rules).
Assault: +1
Ratio: 1:2 odds => -1
Tactical: 0
I think that's it: Total -1 (or zero if I'm wrong about the artillery - we'll worry about it if it matters).

So, here we go. Odds are low.
1st: US -1
2nd: CS
282 12/8/2019 9:06:00 PM Turn 6 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USA:
I don't see any realistic way to win without taking Smyrna Station, and I don't think I'll probably get better odds than with a direct assault now. So, here goes at poor odds.
Activate Howard for assault by Wood against Smyrna. I will take a wild guess that you won't cavalry retreat with Ashby,
Wood to f1. Roll for command.
281 12/6/2019 9:31:00 PM Turn 6 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
1


Message from CSA:
Samuel Ferguson -> H 2016 [F1] Sul Ross -> Gann (H 2018) [F1] ;
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T6 INIT Roll #6
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U
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C

280 12/6/2019 9:29:00 PM Turn 6 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
2


Message from CSA:
"Red" Jackson activates Samuel Ferguson / "Sul" Ross
279 12/6/2019 9:08:00 PM Turn 6 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
4


Message from CSA:
Henry Allen - H 2114 [F1] - throws up an Abatis;
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T6 INIT Roll #5
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U
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C

278 12/6/2019 8:52:00 PM Turn 6 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
4


Message from CSA:
Henry Ashby [F1] marches in place and refuses Flanks;
(Benjamin Cheatham in Smyrna, belatedly circles wagons..)
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T6 INIT
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U
=
C

277 12/6/2019 6:48:00 AM Turn 6 USA Message That would have been a handy time for me to win the initiative again!
276 12/6/2019 6:47:00 AM Turn 6 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USA:
Confederates win initiative.
Roll for end of game - ends on "1"
275 12/6/2019 6:46:00 AM Turn 6 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from USA:
Hascall (f1) to 2015.
Roll for initiative U/C
274 12/6/2019 6:45:00 AM Turn 6 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USA:
Have to abandon Gann for the greater good.
Activate Hascall to march.
Roll for movement 1D
273 12/5/2019 7:44:00 AM Turn 6 USA Message Union has initiative, but unfortunately it will have to wait. Have to go to work.
272 12/5/2019 7:42:00 AM Turn 6 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
1


Message from USA:
This is not the time for retreat! Cox holds steady in place.
Roll for initiative U/C
271 12/4/2019 8:55:00 PM Turn 6 CSA Edit Manpower Losses GM: from 0 to 0
USA: from 32 to 32
CSA: from 8 to 9
270 12/4/2019 8:55:00 PM Turn 6 CSA Message F/1D
Stevenson [8/5]
Both F4..

Over to you for optional retreat etc..
269 12/4/2019 8:52:00 PM Turn 6 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from CSA:
A: J.B. Hood [H 1814 ~]
D: Schofield
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+2 Tac
-2 Art / Hasty
+2 Flk
==
+2
268 12/4/2019 8:44:00 PM Turn 6 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from CSA:
J.B. Hood / Carter Stevenson Forced March ...
267 12/4/2019 8:44:00 PM Turn 6 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from CSA:
J.B. Hood / Carter Stevenson
266 12/4/2019 8:01:00 PM Turn 6 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from USA:
Schofield and Cox (f2) to 1914.
Roll for initiative U/C
265 12/4/2019 7:56:00 PM Turn 6 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USA:
Activate Schofield to march Cox again.
Roll for movement 1D+1.
264 12/4/2019 7:56:00 PM Turn 6 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from USA:
Schofield and Cox (f1) to 2015.
Roll for initiative U/C
263 12/4/2019 7:52:00 PM Turn 6 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USA:
Activate Schofield to march Cox.
Roll for movement, 1D+1
262 12/3/2019 1:35:00 AM Turn 6 CSA Message No movement, Union may go first
261 11/30/2019 10:44:00 AM Turn 6 USA Message Leader Transfer: McPherson moves one hex south to 1113.
That's it!
Over to you for leader transfer and initial initiative roll.
260 11/30/2019 10:33:00 AM Turn 6 USA Message Sheesh I have been a terrible opponent. The good news for you is that as frustrating as it has been, you're almost certain to walk away with the win!
I was intending to make much more progress over the Thanksgiving holiday, but came down with a bad cold and didn't do much. But, now back to the action.
I agree with your recovery summary. I think we've had too many short turns to make this much of a contest, but at least this turn should be longer although I'm not really in position to do enough in one day regardless of its length.

259 11/21/2019 9:13:00 PM Turn 5 CSA End Turn
258 11/21/2019 9:12:00 PM Turn 5 CSA Message Ok, Harrow, Stanley & Schofield > FC.

(Only 2 Union activations out of 7 for that turn...)

Ill advance turn and assume confirmation with any Union leader transfers.
257 11/21/2019 8:23:00 PM Turn 5 CSA Message Confederate Recovery
A. Loring F0 / Dex
J. Kelly's Div F1 / Dex (except H.Allen ok)
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J.B. Hood's Corps FC
B. Cheatham Abatis (no change)
W. Bate FC
W. Walker B/W
W. Martin's Cav Div B/W > FC
M.Hannon FB-1 (no change)

Union Recovery - all now ok except..
Leggett F1 Dex (8/5)
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Union construction obvious but assume you'll confirm.


256 11/21/2019 7:58:00 PM Turn 5 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from CSA:
EOT 1-4?
255 11/21/2019 7:55:00 PM Turn 5 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from CSA:
Joe Wheeler / Henry Allen > H 2114
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T5 INIT
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U
=
C

254 11/21/2019 7:50:00 PM Turn 5 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from CSA:
Joe Wheeler (+3) activates Henry Allen to march - and transfers.

Moses Hannon [F4] will dig > FB-1 - just in case!

253 11/21/2019 5:59:00 PM Turn 5 USA Message Not going well!
252 11/21/2019 5:59:00 PM Turn 5 USA Edit Manpower Losses GM: from 0 to 0
USA: from 31 to 32
CSA: from 8 to 8
251 11/21/2019 5:59:00 PM Turn 5 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from USA:
Result +1 for D/1D.
Leggett f4/disorg [8,5]
Hannon f3/disorg
Williams and Dibrell f4/disorg

Roll for initiative U/C
250 11/21/2019 5:54:00 PM Turn 5 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from USA:
Assault is a "go".

1st: USA +1 assault, ratio 2-1 for +1, tactical 0 = +2
2nd: CSA
249 11/21/2019 5:51:00 PM Turn 5 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USA:
Leggett now f1.
Roll for command for the assault.
248 11/21/2019 8:23:00 AM Turn 5 USA Message Have to wait until I get home.
247 11/21/2019 7:55:00 AM Turn 5 CSA Message No Cav withdrawal..
246 11/21/2019 6:49:00 AM Turn 5 USA Message Activate Blair for assault by Leggett against 1412 (Wheeler, Kelly, Dibrell, Williams, Hannon).
Cavalry retreat?
245 11/19/2019 6:45:00 PM Turn 5 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from CSA:
Henry Ashby > Smyrno
William Humes / Thomas Harrison > H 2216
T5 INIT
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U
=
C
244 11/19/2019 6:41:00 PM Turn 5 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
2


Message from CSA:
William Humes activates Henry Ashby and Thomas Harrison..
243 11/19/2019 6:21:00 PM Turn 5 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from CSA:
j. Kelly, G. Dibrell / J.S. Williams all in woods ( H 1412 ) with M. Hannon
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T5 INIT
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U
=
C
242 11/19/2019 6:18:00 PM Turn 5 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from CSA:
Joe Wheeler activates j. Kelly, G. Dibrell / J.S. Williams
241 11/19/2019 5:50:00 PM Turn 5 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
4


Message from CSA:
Benjamin Cheatham digs > Abatis

T5 INIT
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U
=
C
240 11/19/2019 4:34:00 PM Turn 5 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from USA:
Activate K. Garrard to march Miller and Minty while Long stays in place and entrenches.
No move roll for one-hex move.
Long (f1) -> Abatis.
K. Garrard, Miller (f1) and Minty (f1) to 1312 to join Blair and Leggett.

Roll for initiative U/C
239 11/19/2019 5:16:00 AM Turn 5 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from CSA:
T5 INIT
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U
=
C

238 11/19/2019 5:12:00 AM Turn 5 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from CSA:
William Loring [F2] refuses flanks - EM?
237 11/19/2019 5:00:00 AM Turn 5 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from CSA:
Confederates sit tight.

(Ok let's go with that)

T5 INIT
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U
=
C

236 11/18/2019 9:51:00 PM Turn 5 USA Message US Leader Transfer:
McPherson moves from 1114 to 1112.
Looks like that's it.
Over to you for leader transfer and first initiative roll.
235 11/18/2019 8:48:00 PM Turn 5 USA Message Sorry again for the delay - took a lot longer than I had thought to make sure the recovery was correct doing it manually.
Found three discrepancies between us:
1. Clayton in 1415 already had B/W and didn't activate, so is now FC.
2. CSA Williams in 1315 also already had B/W, so now FC.
3. Harrow in 1316 should have B/W.
Let me know if you agree. I'll go ahead with leader transfer.
234 11/16/2019 7:10:00 AM Turn 5 USA Message I'l be back on it later today!
233 11/16/2019 1:37:00 AM Turn 4 CSA End Turn
232 11/16/2019 1:37:00 AM Turn 4 CSA Message Union Recovery
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Wood F1/D/exh
Butter F1/D/exh (5/3)
Williams F1/D/exh
Geary F1/D/exh
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Stanley B/W
Schofield's corps B/W


231 11/12/2019 5:10:00 AM Turn 4 CSA Message Ashby F0*/D/exh
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Hannon B/W
230 11/11/2019 8:23:00 PM Turn 4 CSA Message Loring F1/D/exh
Ashby F1/D/exh
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Hindman FB1 > FC
Stevenson B/W > FC
Clayton - > B/W
Bate FB1 > FB1 (no change)
Cleburne B/W > FC
Harrison B/W > FC
Allen / Iverson / Morgan - > B/W
229 11/11/2019 8:01:00 PM Turn 4 USA Message End of day!
Probably won't get to recovery tonight.
228 11/11/2019 8:01:00 PM Turn 4 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USA:
Roll for end of day, +1 drm.
Day ends on 1-3.
227 11/11/2019 7:59:00 PM Turn 4 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from USA:
That was a waste.
Garrard/Miller/Long/Minty (all f1) to 1211.

Roll for initiative U/C
226 11/11/2019 7:57:00 PM Turn 4 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
6


Message from USA:
Activate Garrard to march all three of his cavalry brigades.
Movement roll 2D+1
225 11/11/2019 7:50:00 PM Turn 4 USA Edit Manpower Losses GM: from 0 to 0
USA: from 27 to 31
CSA: from 8 to 8
224 11/11/2019 7:50:00 PM Turn 4 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from USA:
Right dice, wrong order.
Result -3
No CSA result, USA 4D.
Take all losses from Butterfield.
All 3 divisions f4/disorganized.

Roll for initiative U/C
223 11/11/2019 7:48:00 PM Turn 4 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from USA:
No grand assault.
Assault by Hooker's boys against Hardee.

1st: USA -1 artillery, +1 assault, +1 ratio (2:1), -1 tactical = 0
2nd: CSA 0
222 11/11/2019 7:43:00 PM Turn 4 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USA:
All three go in to the assault.
Sherman attempts Grand Assault.
221 11/11/2019 7:42:00 PM Turn 4 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USA:
Activate Hooker for assault by Williams, Butterfield and Geary against Hardee and Bate in Mt. Zion's Church.
Geary to f1, Williams and Butterfield to f2.
Roll for command.
220 11/11/2019 7:38:00 PM Turn 4 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
1


Message from USA:
Activate Hooker to march Butterfield and Williams.
One hex move to 1416, both f1.

Roll for initiative U/C
219 11/11/2019 7:30:00 PM Turn 4 USA Edit Manpower Losses GM: from 0 to 0
USA: from 27 to 27
CSA: from 7 to 8
218 11/11/2019 7:29:00 PM Turn 4 USA Message Day continues, US impulse on tied "3"
217 11/11/2019 7:28:00 PM Turn 4 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USA:
Roll for end of day with +1 drm for Wood's Dr result.
Day ends on 1-3.
216 11/11/2019 7:26:00 PM Turn 4 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from USA:
Blair will not retreat.
Loring f4 disorganized [11/7], "Flanks Refused" removed.
Leggett f2.

Roll for initiative U/C

215 11/11/2019 4:46:00 PM Turn 4 CSA Message 1D / F

Over to you for optional retreat.
214 11/11/2019 4:40:00 PM Turn 4 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from CSA:
A: A.Stewart
D: Blair

+1 Aslt
-1 Art
+3 Flk
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+3

213 11/11/2019 4:37:00 PM Turn 4 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from CSA:
Alexander Stewart / William Loring to assault Blair:
212 11/11/2019 4:31:00 PM Turn 4 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from CSA:
William Walker ===> H1315
Benjamin Cheatham ===> Smyrno Stn (H2014)
Init:
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U
C
211 11/11/2019 4:23:00 PM Turn 4 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from CSA:
William Hardee entrenches William Bate [FB1] and activates William Walker and Benjamin Cheatham for March::
210 11/11/2019 10:22:00 AM Turn 4 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from CSA:
W. Humes / H. Ashby +++> H1915

Init:
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U
C

209 11/11/2019 9:56:00 AM Turn 4 USA Message Result +2
Dr/Da.
Ashby f3/disorganized.
Wood f4/disorganized.
Thomas/Howard/Wood will advance to 2115.
208 11/11/2019 9:51:00 AM Turn 4 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from USA:
Remaining movement 4 after losing 2.
Howard/Wood (f1) will conduct Prepared Attack on Humes/Ashby.

1st: USA -1 Artillery, +2 Ratio (3:1), +1 tactical, +1 prepared = +3
2nd: CSA
207 11/11/2019 9:23:00 AM Turn 4 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from CSA:
Kelly & Dibrell fall back to Marietta...

(No further cav retreats)
206 11/11/2019 8:52:00 AM Turn 4 USA Message Actually, log #99 has Hascall f4 at that point, so I think that they were both f1 at the end of last turn, so no B/W for either Hascall or Cox.
205 11/11/2019 8:50:00 AM Turn 4 USA Message I stand corrected.
Thanks.
I will not use the automatic recovery feature any more so things should be smoother.
204 11/11/2019 8:27:00 AM Turn 4 CSA Message Check post #120.
203 11/11/2019 7:12:00 AM Turn 4 USA Message Movement 6.
Over to you to conduct any desired cavalry retreats for Harrison, Dibrell and/or Ashby before I move out.
202 11/11/2019 7:11:00 AM Turn 4 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USA:
Activate Howard to march Wood.
Roll for movement 1D+1
201 11/11/2019 7:00:00 AM Turn 4 USA Message I realize it was definitely my mistake using the automatic "recovery" feature when it didn't work correctly. I thought doing a recap would be easier to check, but apparently I was wrong - sorry about that.
I think we are good with one exception: at the end of turn 3, in Gann it was Cox who was f0 while Hascall was f1, therefore Cox has the B/W.
I will proceed.
200 11/11/2019 12:34:00 AM Turn 4 CSA Message Frankly, the onus is on you to step through the journal - which is the *sole* official record - if not from the beginning, then from end T1 or T2.

Re-read messages: #173 (27/10), #185 (28/10) and #194-5 (29/10) where I specifically clarified the few minor entrenchment issues and emphasized no fatigue or disorg on map.

(By the way, your previous post contains way too much redundant info for me to make head or tail of it.)

Be advised, the chess clock is ticking but take until the end of the month if you like...

(At some point, I may then agree to switch to live Vassal if the game continues to flounder..)

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