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158 1/10/2020 6:25:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Yes mine do. Do you get an option to select Confederate ?
157 1/10/2020 5:40:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message do your 'cards' show up??
156 1/5/2020 9:10:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Action #1: 1 SP @ Roanoke Is AA to Beaufort NC, capturing town

Action #2: Rolla MO Entrenches
155 1/5/2020 8:14:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Okay.... 6to4= 2 difference Yankee initiative.
154 12/31/2019 2:28:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message what happened to the 'cards'??...the icon won't let you click on it...
153 12/31/2019 2:26:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message on the F1, no Van Dorn accidently carried it with him to Missouri!...
152 12/31/2019 2:24:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Confederate:
initiative roll........
151 12/17/2019 11:08:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Union:
US initiative roll....
150 12/17/2019 11:08:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message The F2 in Wash DC is completed. Forgot to flip counter.
149 12/17/2019 11:05:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Action #1: Ironton MO entrenches

Action #2: Pope & 2 SPs @ Henderson KY naval transport to Cape Giraudeaux MO

Action #3: 1 SP Rails from StLouis (now 2) to Rolla MO

Free Action: W.Va Militia to Grafton wVA.
148 12/17/2019 10:42:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Question: Van Dorn shows a fortification marker with him at 2313. Is that correct?
147 12/17/2019 9:30:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Action #1...
Van Dorn marches back to Missouri to Greenville...
Militia move...
Florida to Tallahassee...
Georgia to Atlanta...
Virginia to Strasburg...
Arkansas to Little Rock...
Action #2&3...
Entrench at Strasburg...
Entrench to Little Rock...
146 12/17/2019 7:48:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Confederate:
2nd roll............
145 12/17/2019 7:48:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message drew a card....
144 12/16/2019 10:52:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Union:
Yankee second roll is....
143 12/16/2019 10:47:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Looks like a tie.

Need to draw 1 cad. I will do and send logfile to you so you can draw.
142 12/16/2019 10:46:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Union:
US Initiative roll is....
141 12/16/2019 8:46:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Confederate:
Fall 1861 initiative roll...
140 12/16/2019 8:43:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Leaders:
Van Dorn to Osceola Arkansas...
Morgan's cavalry to Bowling Green...
Kirby Smith to Nashville...
Bragg to New Orleans...
Transfers:
Hardee to Forts Henry/Donelson...
Longstreet to Covington VA...
139 12/14/2019 7:46:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Leader Mgmt Phase:
General Stoneman to AotP
Pope to Henderson KY
Buell to Munfordville KY

Leader Transfers
Mc Dowell from Munfordville KY to Lenanon KY

138 12/14/2019 7:35:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message moved 1 sp from Curtis back to Rolla, instead moved by rail to fronton
137 12/14/2019 1:56:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Strategic Move:
(RR)Holly Springs & Vicksburg to Polk(3+2=5)...
(RR)New Bern & Weldon to Covington VA...
(RR)Fredericksburg(2)to Manassas(4+2=6)...
(Land)Little Rock to Osceola Arkansas...
(River)New Orleans(3-1=2)to Osceola(2)...


136 12/14/2019 11:22:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Texas - Arsenal to Nacogdoches...
135 12/14/2019 11:21:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Confederate:
rolling for Arsenal this turn....
134 12/14/2019 11:13:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Message 15.5 I believe it indicates only 1SP can be moved by 'road' in each theater and apparently General Curtis received '2'SP's....
133 12/14/2019 10:55:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Message what did General McClellan tell the President about his 'defeat'??...
132 12/14/2019 10:42:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Message drew 1 card...
131 12/10/2019 9:46:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message 3.2 Strategic Movement Phase
A. Union Strategic Movement Segment (15.0)
The Union player conducts the following types of Strategic Movement
listed below in any order.
Strategic Rail Movement [12 SPs] (15.2)
Strategic River Movement [3 SPs] (15.3)
Strategic Ocean Movement [3 SPs] (15.4)
Strategic Road Movement [1 SP per Theater] (15.5)

Rail: AotP 9-2=7 to Harpers Ferry 2+2=4 (2/12)
Rail: Wash DC 6-1=5 to Frederick MD 0+1=1 (3/12)
Ocean: Wash DC 5-1=4 to Chesapeake Bay Box 0+1=1 (1/2)
Rail: Evansville IN 2-1=1 to Munfordville 5+1=6 (4/12)
Road: Rolla MO 2-2=0 to Curtis 2+2=4 (2/2)
Rail: Cincinnati OH 1-1=0 to Lebanon KY 0+1=1 (5/12)
Rail: Madison IN 1-1=0 to Lebanon KY 1+1=2 (6/12)
Rail: Evansville IN 1-1=0 to Lebanon KY 2+1=3 (7/12)
River: Cairo IL 6-1=5 to Henderson KY 2+1=3 (1/2)
Rail: Grafton wVA 1-1=0 to Cumberland MD 0+1=1 (8/12)

130 12/10/2019 3:36:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Reinforcements:
East(5)=2 Fredericksburg, New Bern, Weldon, Jacksonville...
West(5)=2 Nashville, 2 New Orleans, 1 at Holly Springs...
TM(1)=Little Rock...
129 12/10/2019 3:11:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Reinforcements = 11 = +5 East, +5 West +1 TM...
128 12/10/2019 3:10:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Reinforcements...
100-5=95+3 Arsenals = 98 +6 Border states = 104 + 22 Blockade Runners = 126 - 10 Maintenenace = 116 / 10 = 11.6 = 11 reinforcements...
127 12/10/2019 3:07:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message NA=+3 dr1 = 4BP's...
SA=+7 dr1 = 8 = +8BP's...
Gulf = +8 dr2 = +10BP's...
Total = 22 BP's...

126 12/10/2019 3:04:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

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Message from Confederate:
Blockade Runner BP's....
NA +3, SA +6, Gulf +8
125 12/9/2019 10:10:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message 3.1 Reinforcement Phase
A. Union Reinforcement Segment (14.2)
Place the following Reinforcements:
6 SPs in the East
Wash DC 0 + 6 = 6

3 SPs in Ohio/Indiana
Cincinnati OH 0+1=1
Madison IN 0+1=1
Evansville IN 1+1=2

3 SPs in Illinois
Cairo IL 3+3=6

2 SPs in St. Louis
StLouis MO 1+2=3

Place or Upgrade one Fort (10.2.3, 10.26)
Place an under construction F2 at Wash DC

Draw two Special Action Cards (18.2)
Drew 1 per 1861 slower pace
124 12/9/2019 9:46:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message End of Summer-2 1861 Turn
123 12/9/2019 9:44:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message 3.5 End Phase (19.0)
19.1 The Control Segment
(19.1.1) Hex Control:
All hexes already marked

(19.1.2) Confederate Control in the North:
None at the moment

(19.1.3) State Control:
Yankees gain control of Western Virginia

19.2 End Turn Rally
Burnside rallies troops at Harpers Ferry VA
McClellan rallies AotP troops at Alexandria VA

(19.3.1) Union VPs:
USA BP VPs: 5

(19.3.2) Confederate VPs:
CSA VPs: 0

(19.3.3) Benchmark Numbers:
BM is 4

USA 5 - CSA 0 = 5 - BM 4 = +1
No Auto Victory for either side.



122 12/9/2019 9:19:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message OH MAN!! Now I've got to see what training means!?!?!
121 12/9/2019 2:51:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Actions 1-4 to Training Reb troops...
120 12/9/2019 11:14:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Message It's the Rebs turn
119 12/8/2019 9:52:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message a belief in Confederate invincibility is starting to be spoken of more widely........
118 12/8/2019 9:51:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Generals Beauregard and Johnston are hailed in the Confederate Congress and receive their 'thanks'...
117 12/8/2019 9:43:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Battle of 1644...
USA dr2+1=3=* CSA no loss....
CSA dr5+2=7=1* USA 3-1=2...also DM'd...
General Johnston's defensive skills are impressive...
116 12/8/2019 9:39:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
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Message from Confederate:
Battle at 1644...
USA General Burnside +1, 3sp's/15,000 men....
CSA General Johnston +2, 3sp's/15,000 men...
115 12/8/2019 9:37:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
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Message from Confederate:
intercept attempt.........
114 12/8/2019 8:54:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Action #4:
Burnside & 3 SPs at Harpers Ferry
mp1) moves to 1644
Any Intercept?.


113 12/8/2019 8:52:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Action #3: 1 SP @ Chesapeake Bay AA to Roanoke Is. Island becomes USA controlled.
112 12/8/2019 8:39:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Union:
I am assuming NO on the retreat thing. If you really want to try then we'll ignore the following combat rolls.

Yankees:
McClellan +0, 9 SPs, 9-12 Col
vs
Rebs:
Beauregard +1, Entrenchment +2, 5 SPs, 5-6 Col


Yankees roll is first....
=====================================
US 3+4=7=1<> CSA 5-1=4
vs
CSA 6+3=9=2 USA 9-2=7 Fall back to Alexandria picking up 2 SPs there. Entire force is DM.


OH BOY!!!!


111 12/8/2019 8:35:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Union:
Here's the second Yanks die roll:
110 12/8/2019 8:33:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Union:
I am assuming NO on the retreat thing. If you really want to try then we'll ignore the following combat rolls.

Yankees:
McClellan +0, 9 SPs, 9-12 Col
vs
Rebs:
Beauregard +1, Entrenchment +2, 5 SPs, 5-6 Col


Yankees roll is first....


109 12/8/2019 8:30:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Action Pts 1&2:
Activate General McClellan & AotP @ Wash DC
mp1) moves to Alexandria
mp2) moves on Manassas Junction

Since McClellan is attacking, are the Rebs scared enough to flee?
108 12/8/2019 8:08:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Oh man.... Another on to Richmond. I like these better when you move first.
107 12/8/2019 8:05:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Union:
Yankee initiative roll....
106 12/8/2019 1:22:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message no intercept.........
105 12/8/2019 12:23:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Message Free Action: Militia @ Henderson KY repositions to Louisville KY

Action #4: 2 SPs @ Evansville IL (leaves 1 SP) moves to Henderson KY

Play Card TM Action: 1 SP @ Fayetteville AR moves to 2803, any intercept?
104 12/8/2019 12:06:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Message General, I still have some more actions to do before going to the next Action Cycle.
103 12/7/2019 9:21:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Confederate:
Initiative roll for 3rd phase...
102 12/7/2019 9:20:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Rebs want to know where General McClellan is?...newspapers report he's been talking big about his army........
101 12/7/2019 9:18:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message 2nd Battle of Winchester results...
USA dr6+1=7=2 CSA loss(5-2=3)...
CSA dr6+4=10=2 USA loss(5-2=3)...
Tied battle both sides in full supply...
General Burnside retreats to Harpers Ferry...
100 12/7/2019 9:06:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Confederate:
2nd Battle of Winchester VA....
USA General Burnside +1/5SP's 25,000 men...
CSA General J Johnston +2/+2 entrenchment = +4...

99 12/7/2019 9:00:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from Confederate:
General Johnston attempts intercept....
98 12/4/2019 11:16:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Action #3:
Burnside & 5 SPs at Harpers Ferry Move to Winchester. Entrenchment remains until end of USA phase. see 10.1.3

Any intercept?

If so or if not you can roll it and also roll the combat.

Attacking forces: Burnside +1, 5 SPs, 5-6 Col
97 12/4/2019 11:07:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Action #2: 2 SPs at St Louis (leaves 1) railroad to Rolla MO.
96 12/4/2019 11:05:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Free Action: Missouri Militia reposition to Springfield from Rolla
95 12/4/2019 11:01:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Action #1
1 SP at Chesapeake Bay AA at Hatteras Inlet. Control marker placed for the successful island AA
94 12/4/2019 10:48:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message The President says and I quote "The Rebs ain't a fighting'! They're just a digging!".

Coast line looks a little tougher this time. Too many on to Richmond situations!! :))))))
93 12/4/2019 10:32:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Action #1...
General J Johnston entrenches at 1544 then marches with 5000 men(2-1=1) back to 1644(3+1=4)...
Action #2...
General AS Johnston entrenches outside Bowling Green...
Action #3...
Entrench at Pensacola...
Action #4...
Entrench at Brashear City...
92 12/4/2019 10:29:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message The President is really applying the pressure in the EAST!!!

McClellan is sweating bullets!!!!
91 12/4/2019 10:11:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Looks like 'On to Richmond' again!!.......
90 12/4/2019 9:59:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Confederate:
initiative roll for 2nd phase Summer-2...
89 12/4/2019 9:38:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Well we're getting better. Last cycle was a one. :))))
88 12/4/2019 9:38:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Union:
Action Cycle 2 initiative roll....
87 12/4/2019 9:21:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message 9.3 Avoid Battle
(9.3.1) Who May Avoid: Any stack with a General (not an intrinsic
0-0-3 General, 5.10) may attempt to Avoid Battle if an active enemy
force enters its hex.
86 12/4/2019 9:20:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Let me check. I thought it took an actual general commanding but I could be wrong.

85 12/4/2019 8:12:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Let me know what I may have missed.
84 12/4/2019 8:12:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message No i didn't. I thought

rule 13.1.5
Your guy gets eliminated since he is in limited supply and already is DM. A second DM causes a loss of 1 SP.
83 12/4/2019 7:46:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message did you roll for chance of retreat by my force in (W)Virginia??...
82 11/30/2019 5:36:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message McDowell entrenches for action #4

Fort at Wash DC is completed as F1 and entrenchment is removed.
81 11/30/2019 5:31:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Union: Die roll request
Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
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Message from Union:
Paterson +0, 3 SPs, 3-col
vs
1 SP (DM), 1-col

us roll is first....
======================
US 1 = <>
vs
CSA 3 = <>

Tied battle
=============== rule 13.1.5
Paterson retreats to 1836. He is okay as Charleston port gives him full supply.
Your guy gets eliminated since he is in limited supply and already is DM. A second DM causes a loss of 1 SP.
80 11/30/2019 5:16:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Union:
Paterson +0, 3 SPs, 3-col
vs
1 SP (DM), 1-col

us roll is first....
79 11/30/2019 5:14:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Paterson and boys have 3 MPs left.
MP2: gain control of Charleston wVA
MP3: moves to 1836
MP4: moves to 1937
78 11/28/2019 9:32:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Union: Die roll request
Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Union:
US
Paterson +0, 3 SPs, 3-col
vs
CSA
Entrenchment +2, 1 SP, 1-col

USA is first....
=======================
USA 2=*
vs
CSA 1+2=3=<>

USA wins battle star beats diamond
CSA militia goes to displaced box
CSA 1 SP retreats 2 hexes and becomes DM

Paterson's force will continue to move after Rebel retreat.
77 11/28/2019 9:26:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Union:
US
Paterson +0, 3 SPs, 3-col
vs
CSA
Entrenchment +2, 1 SP, 1-col

USA is first....
76 11/28/2019 9:25:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Action #3:
Paterson & 3 SPs @ 1735
1MP Moves to Charleston wVA to attack


75 11/28/2019 9:22:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Action #2: Burnside rallies the boys in Harpers Ferry
74 11/28/2019 9:11:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Union: Die roll request
Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Union:
USA 2 SPs, 2-col
vs
CSA Johnston +2, 2 SPs, 2-col

use roll is first
=================
USA 2=<>
vs
CSA6+2=8=1* (USA 2-1=1, DM) Yankee boys fall back to Harpers Ferry DM'ing the boys there.

That turned out about as bad as it could get. :))))
73 11/28/2019 9:06:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Union:
USA 2 SPs, 2-col
vs
CSA Johnston +2, 2 SPs, 2-col

use roll is first
72 11/28/2019 9:02:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message General, I think Johnston succeeded in intercepting. you rolled a 7 and he has a 2 defensive rating. which would total to 9.
71 11/28/2019 7:53:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message We've been reading that General McClellan has been saying he's going to capture Richmond soon!.........
70 11/28/2019 7:46:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message he didn't......... :-)
69 11/28/2019 7:46:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
1


Message from Confederate:
General Johnston attempts to intercept with 2sp's...
68 11/28/2019 7:46:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message I thought the President would order General McClellan forward??
67 11/27/2019 11:52:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Well, the President says "On to Richmond"... Oh boy!

Action #1:
2 SPs @ Frederick MD
1 MP to Harpers Ferry VA
2 MP to Winchester VA any intercept?
66 11/27/2019 11:24:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Action #2,3,4...
General Hardee entrenches at Nashville...
Florida Militia entrenches at Jacksonville...
Texas Militia entrenches at Galveston...
65 11/27/2019 10:52:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Battle of Munfordville...
CSA dr4+2=6=1*(USA 6-1=5)...
USA dr5+1=6=1*(CSA 6-1=5)...
tied battle - General Johnston falls back to reorganize...
64 11/27/2019 10:49:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Confederate:
Battle of Munfordville Ky..........
CSA 6sp's/30,000 men +2 General AS Johnston...
USA 6sp's/30,000 men +1 General McDowell...

63 11/27/2019 10:43:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Go ahead and roll the combat with Johnston & McDowell
62 11/27/2019 6:32:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Well so much for putting McDowell in KY!!!!
61 11/27/2019 6:32:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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1


Message from Union:
McDowell attempts to intercept. +1 needs 9 or greater....

Roll is....
60 11/27/2019 6:11:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Action #1...
General AS Johnston assumes the initiative and moves to 2324 along the railroad...General McDowell intercept??
59 11/27/2019 6:08:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message They are in hiding. I must have forgotten to put the AotP marker on Wash DC.

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