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144 11/12/2019 3:03:00 AM Turn 1 USA Message Looks good. Proceed.
143 11/12/2019 1:41:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message Moves in a roll in the previous post should be moves in a row. Truly a Freudian slip there :)


142 11/12/2019 1:40:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message CSA again. I have done enough moves in a roll that I will pause here before my next one and ask if there are any questions or perceived problems with any of my moves.
141 11/12/2019 1:38:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from CSA:
New initiative roll.
USA
CSA

140 11/12/2019 1:38:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message Armstrong moves from 1615 to 1515. Note, the statement Armstrong starts in 1615 is a correction to the post just before this.
139 11/12/2019 1:36:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from CSA:
Mine again. Armstrong in 1516 marches again. MA=2d+1 above. Fatigue is 2.

138 11/12/2019 1:35:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from CSA:
Initiative Roll
USA
CSA


137 11/12/2019 1:35:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message MA=8. Armstrong moves along the road from 1719 to 2018 and then further from 2018 to 1615. Fatigue is 1. New initiative roll coming.

136 11/12/2019 1:32:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from CSA:
Hmmm I know we are assured the ACTS die rolls are random, but that 1/6 seems to come up more than 1 in 36 times.

Cav div. commander Jackson activates Armstrong cav bde. The other 2 stay put, and Jackson stays put with them. Armstrong MA-2d+2 above.

135 11/12/2019 1:14:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from CSA:
Initiative Roll
USA
CSA

134 11/12/2019 1:13:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message MA=11. Martin, Iverson, and Morgan move as follows. Fatigue is 2.
1211>1312>1313>1413>1414. That uses all 11 movement points. New initiative roll coming.

133 11/12/2019 1:08:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from CSA:
Joe Wheeler activates all his cav bdes in 1211. Kelly's 4 bdes - Allen, Dibrell, Hannon, and Williams all entrench - so abatis for everyone and fatigue is 2. Martin takes his 2 bdes - Iverson and Morgan for a march. Joe Wheeler stays in the hex with Kelly.

MA for Martin is 2d+3 above.

132 11/12/2019 12:55:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from CSA:
Initiative Roll
USA
CSA

131 11/12/2019 12:55:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message CSA defender does not lose a manpower. The defender's combat value not including entrenchments is used to determine the defender's losses. So Bate-A has a defense strength of 9 with the abatis, but uses the 4-6 column to determine losses on the combat chart. This means a Dr result rather than 1Dr.

Bate-A, now at 4/6(f4) retreats 2 hexes from 1415 to 1413(Marietta). Johnson, now at 10/14(f4), and Palmer into 1413. New initiative roll coming.

130 11/11/2019 3:52:00 AM Turn 1 USA Edit Manpower Losses GM: from 0 to 0
USA: from 4 to 5
CSA: from 6 to 6
129 11/11/2019 3:52:00 AM Turn 1 USA Message +2 net result...Johnson and Bate-A both go D F4...Palmer and Johnson advance into 1415. Your retreat.
128 11/11/2019 3:44:00 AM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from USA:
Palmer corps assault with Johnson on 1415... +2

U
C
127 11/11/2019 3:43:00 AM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USA:
Thanks for clarification. Ok, Palmer attempts a corps assault with Johnson on 1415
126 11/11/2019 12:20:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message No effect on the extended march. Now to answer your question - correct, assault would be at +2 with +1 tactical and +1 assault bonus.


125 11/11/2019 12:17:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from CSA:
Since Johnson went to f3 in message #121, he needed to do an extended march roll. I am doing the roll above. There is a +1 mod due to being a slothful USA unit.

124 11/10/2019 2:09:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message If Palmer and Johnson assault 1415....would that be a +1 tactical...+1 assault (if I make it a corps assault) ... for a +2?

Will hold for confirm here...may go a different way...
123 11/10/2019 2:05:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message USA again....
122 11/10/2019 2:05:00 PM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from USA:
Init 23

U/C
121 11/10/2019 2:05:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message U22: Palmer & F3 Johnson 1 hex to 1416
120 11/10/2019 1:45:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message USA again....
119 11/10/2019 1:44:00 PM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from USA:
Init 22

U/C
118 11/10/2019 1:43:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message U21: Palmer's div (F2 Baird & F2 Davis) shifts 1 hex to 1116....Palmer transfers to F2 johnson... and they both move 1 hex to 1317
117 11/10/2019 1:38:00 PM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USA:
Palmer activates all units in div (Davis, Baird at 1015 and Johnson 1216)...
116 11/10/2019 12:36:00 PM Turn 1 CSA Message USA gets it. Over to you.

115 11/10/2019 12:36:00 PM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
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Message from CSA:
Initiative roll
CSA
USA

114 11/10/2019 12:35:00 PM Turn 1 CSA Message Joe Wheeler activates all the cav bdes with him and takes them from 1312 to 1211. This is a 1 hex move so no need to roll for movement points. Everybody goes to fatigue 1. New initiative roll coming.

113 11/8/2019 12:26:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message CSA...
112 11/8/2019 12:26:00 PM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from USA:
Init 20

U/C
111 11/8/2019 12:26:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message meant Johnson F1 goes 1117>1217>1216
110 11/8/2019 12:25:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message Johnson F1 goes 1117>1217>126

Palmer, Davis F1, Baird F1 to 1015
109 11/8/2019 12:08:00 PM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USA:
Palmer activates all units in div (Davis, Baird at 1115 and Johnson 1116)...

+1 move roll....
108 11/8/2019 1:29:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message USA initiative. Proceed.

107 11/8/2019 1:29:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from CSA:
Forgot to roll the dice.
USA
CSA

106 11/8/2019 1:28:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message USA
CSA

105 11/8/2019 1:28:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message Humes activates his 2 cav units in 1516 (Harrison and Ashby) to each build an abatis. The go to fatigue 2.

New initiative roll coming.

104 11/6/2019 5:57:00 AM Turn 1 USA Message CSA back up
103 11/6/2019 5:57:00 AM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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5


Message from USA:
No advance by the way...

Init 19

U/C
102 11/6/2019 5:46:00 AM Turn 1 USA Message Thank you Michael. Yes, I didn't even notice units in 1418 are apart of a 3rd army (the army of Ohio?). And yes, Butterfield in 1317 will participate instead (for the same effect) goes F1 and takes the loss to 10.

Apologies for the confusion.
101 11/6/2019 3:23:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Edit Manpower Losses GM: from 0 to 0
USA: from 3 to 4
CSA: from 3 to 6
100 11/6/2019 3:22:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message I think we have to backtrack a bit here. Rule 2.2 in the Atlanta is Ours Rulebook states army leaders Thomas and McPherson and district leader Schofield may only select units for grand assaults that are part of their army or district.

Thomas can't add the 1418 units to the attack as he is AC and they are all part of Schofield AO. Notice that Thomas's units have their tactical rating shaded blue, and none of the 1418 units have that. However, it is true that Butterfield in 1317 is part of Thomas's army and can join the attack and adds the same 11 manpower, for the same result, except with different units fatigued by the effort. I presume you would wish to do this, so let's consider it done and proceed.

Hindman has a 2 DR result. First he takes the loss of two and becomes 6/9. Now add a Demoralized-1 marker. Now he must rout 4-6 hexes. Retreat path as follows.
1417>1518(lose 1 manpower, now 5/8)>1618>1719>1818. Cheatham and Hood will stop there.

One more point - Geary can not take the loss as he was not part of the assault. This is true both for your original grand assault and the modified version I have replaced it with. So back to you to make your advance decision and to repick the unit that takes the loss.


99 11/4/2019 10:48:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message Geary will take the loss n6 f4.
98 11/4/2019 12:04:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message Net 6...I'll let you confirm and retreat before continuing...
97 11/4/2019 12:03:00 PM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from USA:
USA attack on 1417 Hood +6

U
C
96 11/4/2019 12:02:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message So, Thomas makes it...he'll toss in 1418....the two cav units (f1) + Haskall (f3)....that gives us 21 factors (Williams 10...Hascall 8...the two cav knuckleheads)

Ldr 0, arty 0, odds +2 (3 to 1), Assault +1...Flank +3...for a +6... rolling...
95 11/4/2019 11:58:00 AM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USA:
Thomas tries a GRAND Assault....
94 11/4/2019 11:54:00 AM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USA:
Ok...Hooker and Wiliams this time F4 corps attack 1417, the modifier would be:

Ldr 0, arty 0, odds 0, Assault +1...Flank +3...for a +4

Does corps attack work?
93 11/4/2019 11:53:00 AM Turn 1 USA Message USA gets another chance.... Geary went to F4 on the failed Hooker corps assault by the way....
92 11/4/2019 11:52:00 AM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from USA:
Init 18...

U/C
91 11/4/2019 11:50:00 AM Turn 1 USA Message HA! No it does not!
90 11/4/2019 11:50:00 AM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USA:
Ok...Hooker and Geary corps attack 1417, the modifier would be:

Ldr 0, arty 0, odds 0, Assault +1...Flank +3...for a +4

Does corps attack work?
89 11/4/2019 10:23:00 AM Turn 1 USA Message Don't blame you Johnny Reb for tossing against the wall!

Crazy Hood...it is quite historic!
88 11/4/2019 10:21:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message Yes, it is Hindman, not Cheatham in 1417. I guess I didn't put all the pieces back in the correct hexes after throwing the gameboard against the wall, which turns out not to be a smart move when you are using your computer monitor as the game board ;)

I agree with your proposed battle calculation modifiers. You may proceed.




87 11/4/2019 6:47:00 AM Turn 1 USA Message Will wait for confirmation on 1417, 1516, 1518.

Related, if Hooker and Geary attack 1417, the modifier would be:

Ldr 0, arty 0, odds 0, Assault +1...Flank +3...for a +4...correct?
86 11/4/2019 12:55:00 AM Turn 1 USA Message I have Cheatham 5/7D f4 at 1516...
85 11/4/2019 12:51:00 AM Turn 1 USA Message And you wrote Cheatham is 7/11(f4)...Isn't that Hindman D11 f4 at 1417?
84 11/4/2019 12:47:00 AM Turn 1 USA Message I got stupidly lucky.

So, Stevenson in 1518 is F1?
83 11/4/2019 12:27:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Edit Manpower Losses GM: from 0 to 0
USA: from 3 to 3
CSA: from 2 to 3
82 11/4/2019 12:26:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message USA gets it. Over to you.

81 11/4/2019 12:25:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from CSA:
Init Roll
USA
CSA


80 11/4/2019 12:25:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message Disaster. Result is -1 so 1D/F.

Cheatham is 7/11(f4). Howard's people are unaffected already being at f4. New initiative roll.

79 11/4/2019 12:20:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from CSA:
This time the assault will proceed. Modifier is +4. We agreed the attacker will always be first on die rolls so:
CSA top die
USA bottom die


78 11/4/2019 12:18:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from CSA:
CSA gets it. If at first you don't succeed

Hood tries for the same assault. Command roll is above. Hindman goes to fatigue 4 no matter what happens. Good thing there are not extended march rolls for assault.

77 11/4/2019 12:16:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
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Message from CSA:
Init Roll
USA
CSA

76 11/4/2019 12:16:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message Well, that's annoying. Hindman still goes to fatigue 3. We need a new initiative roll. Coming next.

75 11/4/2019 12:14:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from CSA:
Command roll above for Hood leading an assault by Hindman from 1417 on Howard's force in 1416. Assault proceeds on any roll but a six.

74 11/3/2019 7:39:00 AM Turn 1 USA Message 135 examine?!?! WOW.

I like your gamble (this move): very gutsy! Flank bonus - that always puzzles me, but, I think you are correct.

Proceed and good luck on the gutsy move. :-)
73 11/3/2019 1:08:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message CSA gets it again. Hood will launch an assault from 1417 with Hindman against 1416.

Here are my battle mod calculations (assuming the command roll succeeds).
Assault +1
Force ration 12v12 so +0.
Command +1
Artillery +0
Flank: 6 hexes covered for basic flank bonus of +4. Reduced by 2 for USA unit in 1317 and 1517, so final flank bonus of +2
Net modifier is +4.

I would like to confirm we agree on the battle mod before I irrevocably commit to the assault by making the command roll. LMK you agree that it will be a +4 battle or where you disagree, then I will go ahead with the command roll.
72 11/3/2019 1:01:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from CSA:
Initiative roll
USA
CSA

71 11/3/2019 1:00:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message > What's Johnny Reb doing? :-)

Johnny Reb has been grading midterm exams. 135 done yesterday and today. 30 more to do tomorrow. Johnny Reb has only a slender grasp on his sanity at this point ;)

Hood activates Hindman for a 1 hex march and accompanies him into 1417 (f2). Stevenson-A remains in 1518.

Rolling for new initiative next.




70 11/1/2019 5:20:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message CSA wins this one...in the face of a Death Star! :-)
69 11/1/2019 5:20:00 PM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
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Message from USA:
Init 14...

U/C
68 11/1/2019 5:19:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message Dodge moves XVI division Fuller A, Sweeney B, Siege ARTy, (Sherman and MCpherson will be along for the ride...) 1 hex to 1115...all f2 now
67 11/1/2019 5:18:00 PM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USA:
Dodge activates XVI division Fuller A, Sweeney B, Siege ARTy, Sherman and MCpherson will be along for the ride...

+1
66 11/1/2019 5:09:00 PM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from USA:
Init 13

U/C...
65 11/1/2019 5:05:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message Got the answer...units in forts exert a ZOC.

Okay, hole mess will 1 hex move to 1014...and go f1
64 11/1/2019 1:59:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message Guess I'll need to know an answer to fort zoc - specifically does 1213 & 1214 exert a ZOC before I move...
63 11/1/2019 1:55:00 PM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USA:
regardless of answer...Dodge activates XVI division Fuller A, Sweeney B, Siege ARTy, Sherman and MCpherson will be along for the ride...

+1
62 11/1/2019 12:30:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message Do forts exert a ZOC? I thought I read no.
61 11/1/2019 11:22:00 AM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from USA:
Init 12...

U/C
60 11/1/2019 11:21:00 AM Turn 1 USA Message ..Schofield...abatis on COX f2 in 1418...Hascall 1 hex move to f2 to 1418.
59 11/1/2019 9:59:00 AM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
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Message from USA:
Init...

U/C
58 11/1/2019 9:58:00 AM Turn 1 USA Message Advance!

Thomas, Stanely 12f4 (Howard will stay behind and attach to Wood), Hooker, Geary 7f3 (he takes the two losses), Williams 10f3 all into 1517
57 11/1/2019 9:29:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Edit Manpower Losses GM: from 0 to 0
USA: from 1 to 3
CSA: from 1 to 2
56 11/1/2019 9:29:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message A +3 net result, which is 2Fa/1Dr.
Defender loses 1 manpower, flips, and goes to fatigue 4. He also has to retreat 2-4 hexes.
Clayton retreats a follows.
1517>1616>1717.
Over you to you to take your losses, add fatigue, and make your advance choice. Then you can roll for the next intiative.


55 11/1/2019 9:18:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
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Message from CSA:
Battle roll above. Stanley, Williams, and Geary attack Clayton with a +4 mod.
USA roll
CSA roll

54 11/1/2019 9:16:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message Everything is correct on your end - yes, a +4 mod. I presume that when you write you have figured out the entrench thing, you have discovered the speed of entrenching during the turn by using fatigues is slower than the auto entrench at the end of the turn if you have no fatigue.

Sets up a nice little dynamic of having to weigh the benefits of actively entrenching now versus taking a chance and waiting till the end of the turn when you would get more.

Since the battle is ready to go, I will roll for. The roll will be with my next message.
53 10/30/2019 10:16:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message Found my answer regarding the entrenchments.
52 10/30/2019 9:06:00 AM Turn 1 USA Message Let's see if I have this correct...

Thomas can now add in 2 hexes? So, would add in: Stanley in 1416...and Geary in 1417...

If so, would this be the modifiers:

Odds (3 to 1...+2), no arty, Leader (+1), Assault (+1)...+4? Will wait for your verification
51 10/30/2019 9:02:00 AM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USA:
Ok...Thomas will attempt a GRAND assault ....
50 10/30/2019 9:01:00 AM Turn 1 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USA:
1417 Hooker will attempt a corps assault with Williams against 1517 Clayton-A
49 10/30/2019 8:50:00 AM Turn 1 USA Message Haven't played with entrenchments before :-)

So, any unit can place an Abitis on its fully functional side? I checked out the standard rules v1.3 and that indicates breastworks are first place (on the functional 2.0 side?). Wondering why you didn't go with that.

Anyways, won't make a difference to my move for now.
48 10/30/2019 12:28:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message USA gets it. Over to you.
47 10/30/2019 12:28:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
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Message from CSA:
USA
CSA

46 10/30/2019 12:27:00 AM Turn 1 CSA Message Bate-A will entrench. Builds an abatis in 1415. Fatigue now 3. New initiative roll coming.

45 10/26/2019 4:49:00 PM Turn 1 USA Message CSA init

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