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382 3/26/2020 7:22:00 AM 1632-1633 Catholic Draw Strategy cards
381 3/26/2020 7:22:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic End Turn
380 3/26/2020 7:22:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Draw Strategy cards
379 3/26/2020 7:22:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic End Turn
378 3/26/2020 7:22:00 AM 1632-1633 Catholic Change game turn Game turn changed to 1628-1629
377 3/26/2020 7:21:00 AM 1632-1633 Catholic Draw Strategy cards
376 3/26/2020 7:21:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic End Turn
375 3/26/2020 7:21:00 AM 1632-1633 Catholic Change game turn Game turn changed to 1630-1631
374 3/26/2020 7:20:00 AM 1634-1635 Catholic Change game turn Game turn changed to 1632-1633
373 3/26/2020 7:14:00 AM 1634-1635 Catholic Draw Strategy cards
372 3/26/2020 7:14:00 AM 1632-1633 Catholic End Turn
371 3/26/2020 7:14:00 AM 1632-1633 Catholic Draw Strategy cards
370 3/26/2020 7:14:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic End Turn
369 3/26/2020 7:14:00 AM 1630-1631 Auto Unplayed cards updated Intervention cards added to deck.
368 3/26/2020 7:14:00 AM 1632-1633 Catholic Change game turn Game turn changed to 1630-1631
367 3/26/2020 7:13:00 AM 1632-1633 Catholic Change game turn Game turn changed to 1632-1633
366 3/26/2020 7:13:00 AM 1632-1633 Catholic Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
365 3/25/2020 8:02:00 PM 1632-1633 Protestant Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
364 3/25/2020 8:01:00 PM 1632-1633 Protestant Change War Status From Early War to Intervention
363 3/25/2020 8:01:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant End Turn
362 3/25/2020 8:01:00 PM 1632-1633 Protestant Change game turn Game turn changed to 1630-1631
361 3/25/2020 8:01:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant Change game turn Game turn changed to 1632-1633
360 3/25/2020 8:00:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant Message Failed, +1 Siege
359 3/25/2020 7:59:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Protestant:
Rolling for Siege
358 3/25/2020 9:46:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Message Works out as 1 Pillage (+4 -1 = 3)
357 3/25/2020 9:44:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Catholic:
Looting at Hamburg by besieged garrison
356 3/25/2020 9:43:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Message Pay Phase
Imperials auto paid
Auto paid in United Provinces
Excess of gold sent to Vets at Mainz :-)
355 3/25/2020 9:40:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Message 1 x 2 Step Merc to Wien
354 3/25/2020 9:39:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
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Message from Catholic:
Recruit Mercs x 2
353 3/25/2020 9:39:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Play Strategy card as Operations #10: 2 / New Leaders
Deploy Aldringer and Holk with and Bavarian units.

Message from Catholic:
2 More rolls for Mercs at Wien
352 3/24/2020 1:15:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant Message Pillage 1 & 1 step loss (as per rules need to take them off reduced Mercs first - removed)
351 3/24/2020 1:14:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Protestant:
Danes auto-paid
Rolling for remaining units in Prague (2 militia and 1 reduced merc)
350 3/24/2020 1:13:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant Message I have 17 aid
Mansfeld = 6 Mercs (12) + 1 Miltia (1) = 13
Stettein = 1 Militia (1)
Luneburg = 1 Militia (1)
Prague = 1 full Merc
349 3/24/2020 1:10:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant Message Actually not - I'll do my pay phase as well
348 3/24/2020 1:09:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant Play Strategy card as Event #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 as event
All units paid
347 3/24/2020 8:55:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Message Free Activation to move Spanish Vet at Mannheim to Mainz
346 3/22/2020 7:55:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Protestant:

345 3/22/2020 7:55:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant Play Strategy card as Recruitment #12: 1 / Surprise Attack
+1 to Protestant combat die roll.

Message from Protestant:
Recruit - Thurn for Protestant Militia (no DRM)
344 3/22/2020 5:15:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Message Zero
343 3/22/2020 5:15:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
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Message from Catholic:
2 attempts both for Mercs (both at -1 for Pillage)
342 3/22/2020 5:14:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Play Strategy card as Operations #2: 2 / England Withdraws Troops
Remove English Veteran unit from the game. English Aid continues.

Message from Catholic:
I also Recruit at Wein twice
341 3/21/2020 5:59:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant Message 1 Reduced Merc only
340 3/21/2020 5:58:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Protestant:

339 3/21/2020 5:58:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant Play Strategy card as Recruitment #10: 1 / Swedish Aid
Sweden give money to Protestants. Protestant player receives 6 additional Aid Points this turn.

Message from Protestant:
Recruit - Protestant Mercs, Thurn, no DRM
338 3/20/2020 9:16:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Foreign Aid as well so just 12 as no Papal support
337 3/19/2020 7:28:00 PM 1630-1631 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:
Play for aid +17
336 3/18/2020 6:12:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Play Strategy card as Event #13: 1 / Discretion Over Valor
If Catholic VP total is higher than 21, remove Anhalt permanently from the game.

Message from Catholic:
Play Event
335 3/10/2020 7:27:00 AM 1630-1631 Protestant Message Not really much to enforce this move from my side, so please feel free to make another one and just amend my action / pope / no papal aid this turn
334 3/10/2020 7:26:00 AM 1630-1631 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:
Playing for Event: Habemus Papam! But it seems that the new pope is not as keen to provide aid to Catholic cause.

I'll mark this card as "Play for Actions" and will remember this now counts as 1/Ottomans Raid Austria (the one I took out of the deck by mistake)
333 3/10/2020 7:10:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Spinola goes to fight Dutch War
332 3/10/2020 7:09:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Message Tilly garrisons Hamburg
331 3/7/2020 1:46:00 PM 1630-1631 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:
Activate Mansfeld with the whole force:
1) Torgau
2) Magdeburg (2 Pillage)
3) Werben
4) Luneburg
5) Hamburg

If you stay and fight I'll overrun (although militia is out of moves I still have 18 CFs with 1 MP remaining). Then I'll siege.
330 3/7/2020 7:10:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Draw Strategy cards
329 3/7/2020 7:09:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Message 1 each from Heidelberg and Iglau
328 3/7/2020 7:08:00 AM 1630-1631 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Catholic:
Pillage removal
327 3/6/2020 5:42:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant Message 3/2 = 2
Dresden 2->1
Berlin 1->0
326 3/6/2020 5:40:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Protestant:
Pillage removal
325 3/6/2020 5:38:00 PM 1630-1631 Protestant Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
324 3/6/2020 5:38:00 PM 1628-1629 Protestant End Turn
323 3/6/2020 5:37:00 PM 1628-1629 Protestant Change Victory Points +1: from 21 to 22
322 3/6/2020 5:37:00 PM 1628-1629 Protestant Message Hamburg has fallen
321 3/6/2020 5:36:00 PM 1628-1629 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Protestant:
I'll roll for your siege - hope it's ok? Not that your rolls can get any worse...
320 3/6/2020 5:24:00 PM 1628-1629 Protestant Message I'm pretty sure we've counted Saxony's VPs previously
319 3/6/2020 5:23:00 PM 1628-1629 Protestant Message Now I roll a 9 - but it an opposite situation. Leipzig falls
318 3/6/2020 5:23:00 PM 1628-1629 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Protestant:
I'll roll for sieges
-Leipzig first (no DRM)
317 3/6/2020 5:22:00 PM 1628-1629 Protestant Message I have 21 Aid:
-Prague stack costs 3
-Lone militias (Luneburg & Stettin) costs 2
-Mansfeld's army costs 13

All units paid, thanks to the generosity of outside benefactors
316 3/4/2020 8:10:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Message Due to exsisting Pillage that is 3 Step losses

315 3/4/2020 8:10:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Catholic:
Spinola at Heidelberg
314 3/4/2020 8:09:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Message Of course now it is a zero :-)

313 3/4/2020 8:09:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Catholic:
Unit at Mannheim
312 3/4/2020 8:08:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Message Actually 1 more step loss at Leipzig
2 Pillage and 2 losses at Hamburg
(2 x 9 in a row !)
311 3/4/2020 8:06:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Catholic:
Tilly at Hamburg
310 3/4/2020 8:06:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Message That is 1 Pillage and 2 step losses
309 3/4/2020 8:05:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Catholic:
Saxons at Leipzig
308 3/4/2020 8:05:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Catholic:
My Pay Phase
Imperials paid (?) in Austria

307 3/4/2020 7:56:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Play Strategy card as Operations #7: 3 / New Leaders
Deploy Wallenstein and Piccolimini with any Imperial units.

Message from Catholic:
Activate Imperials who return to Wien doubling Pillage at Iglau and Brunn
306 3/2/2020 1:19:00 PM 1628-1629 Protestant Message No results.
Also, discarding my last card
305 3/2/2020 1:19:00 PM 1628-1629 Protestant Discard Strategy card Message from Protestant:
304 3/2/2020 1:19:00 PM 1628-1629 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Protestant:
Thurn rolls for Protestant Mercs (no DRM)
303 3/2/2020 1:18:00 PM 1628-1629 Protestant Play Strategy card as Recruitment #2: 1 / Three Musketeers
French Huegenots Revolt card must have been played previously. Negates French Huegenots Revolt event.

Message from Protestant:
302 3/2/2020 1:18:00 PM 1628-1629 Protestant Message I retreat to Luneburg
301 3/2/2020 7:20:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Message Your losses taken (no choice this time) but you have several choices to retreat to.
I place siege marker on Hamburg
300 3/2/2020 7:20:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Message Tilly survives but Mercy dies and is replaced
299 3/2/2020 7:19:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
9


Message from Catholic:
Leader loss roll Tilly - Mercy
298 3/2/2020 7:18:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Message 5 on 8+ col is 6 losses
1 on 4 col is zero (our first ever bloodless victory !)
297 3/2/2020 7:16:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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1


Message from Catholic:
Tilly 8 with +2
Prots 4
296 3/1/2020 8:14:00 AM 1628-1629 Protestant Message I'll stay and fight.
295 3/1/2020 6:13:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Message Moves to Hamburg leaving 1 Pillage at Bremen
294 3/1/2020 6:13:00 AM 1628-1629 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:
Activate Tilly
293 2/28/2020 9:06:00 AM 1628-1629 Protestant Message 1 full Militia - dice don't hate me, but don't like me either. At least when I'm rolling :P
292 2/28/2020 9:04:00 AM 1628-1629 Protestant Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

8
2
1


Message from Protestant:
Twice with Thurn - Militia, then Mercs
Once with Mansfeld (+1 Dynamic, -1 Pillage) - Mercs
291 2/28/2020 9:02:00 AM 1628-1629 Protestant Play Strategy card as Recruitment #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:
Recruitment
290 2/28/2020 9:01:00 AM 1628-1629 Protestant Message Ouch. The dice do have a laugh. To add insult to injury, I can only satisfy the losses by removing 6 Loss Factors - 2 Danish Mercs reduced.
289 2/28/2020 7:26:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Message Gallas killed
288 2/28/2020 7:24:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

7
5
5


Message from Catholic:
This should be good !?
Cath Ldr rolls Gallas-Charles-No Name
287 2/28/2020 7:24:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
7


Message from Catholic:
Prot Ldr loss Thurn - Christain
286 2/28/2020 7:22:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Message ACTS is having a laugh !
0 on 20+ is 8 losses
11 on 15+ is 12 losses
285 2/28/2020 7:20:00 AM 1628-1629 Catholic Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
9


Message from Catholic:
Attack with -1
Defence with +2
284 2/27/2020 9:47:00 AM 1628-1629 Protestant Message I will stay and fight
I will use Thurn (+1 DRM), together with Surprise Attack (+1 DRM)
You have Command Rivalry (-1 DRM)
283 2/27/2020 9:46:00 AM 1628-1629 Protestant Play Strategy card as Operations #12: 1 / Surprise Attack
+1 to Protestant combat die roll.

Message from Protestant:

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