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30 2/18/2020 2:16:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message got ya. lucky for me to have a campaign card on first turn.
29 2/12/2020 6:52:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Thank you for offering, but no need. The Hunley was part of a larger defense plan and I knew the risks. Please proceed with your second action when ready...
28 2/12/2020 4:35:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message log for now and await reaction before my 2nd leg of campaign
27 2/12/2020 4:35:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #121: 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 Union:
no troops to oppose me in Sabine City so I will send this 1 SP from Philadelphia PA and sail there and win and destroy Hunley. if you misunderstood the rule, I will let you move the Hunley somewhere more useful like a coastal fort with an inherent defense.
26 2/11/2020 5:08:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Thank you for your patience. work always drains me the couple days after I get back from vacation. I went to Seattle for Game On and got to play GCACW (Roads to Gettysburg II), Pax Pamir 2nd Ed and couple times and finally 2 full days of Axis Empires: Totaler Krieg. What a great experience...wish I hadn't waited so long to start going to conventions but I'm happy to be doing them now. it was great to get away from work and the daily grind and barely be on phone or CPU and just play games. And AE TK is so good it has fired all other WWII grand strategy games for me.
25 2/7/2020 6:13:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Nice, enjoy and good luck this weekend! If you get a moment, let know which convention and how it goes.
24 2/6/2020 1:19:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message I will try to make a move in next 24-48 hours. I'm at a convention with a rare few days to do live war games!
23 1/29/2020 9:32:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #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 Confederate:
PC markers to Paducah, Louisville, Falmouth KY

Back to you for card 4...
22 1/29/2020 9:31:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Yeah while an interrupt card is nice, I do not like to give up that last move. That is a big advantage. Here goes...
21 1/29/2020 12:25:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message well your last card play, I still have one left.
20 1/29/2020 12:25:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message BTY for the last card play

19 1/29/2020 12:25:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #44: 2 / Western Virginia
Place three Union PC markers in any West Virginia space free of Confederate SPs. If the space contains a Confederate PC marker, it is flipped. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
weird my hand is gone, i'm guessing becuase i drew on that log that was ignored. oh well, here goes.

Parkersburg, Charleston, Grafton
18 1/29/2020 12:22:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message you are quite the jerk with that move. HOpefully i can take advantage of getting to go last.
17 1/28/2020 6:43:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Bad typing. last log should have started with:

"Since McDowell's move WAS canceled,..."

16 1/28/2020 6:42:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #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 Confederate:
Since McDowell's move once canceled, I am going to start with my last vassal file "002_FTP JvJ-RD2_US-CSA 1.vlog". When it is your turn, you will still have the "Confederate Inflation" card in your hand.

Place Huntley in Sabine City.
Back to you for 3rd card...
15 1/28/2020 6:38:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #107: 1 / Guerilla Raids Delay Supply
Play as interrupt to cancel the activation of any Union general with a strategy rating of 2 or 3.

Message from Confederate:
Oh oh looks like there are some freedom loving guerrillas in Maryland!

Down with King Lincoln!
14 1/28/2020 1:29:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #18: 2 / Confederate Inflation
Confederate SW reduced by two.

Message from Union:
Finish that Ops Queue for AOP. leave 1 SP behind, n4. 1-2 MP's: to Harpers Ferry via Frederick (dropping off 1 there, n2 in Fred and n3 w/AOP); in HF pu2, n5. 3rd MP-attack JJ in Winchester with 5 SPs. How do you respond to this aggression?
13 1/28/2020 1:23:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Message hmm, one of these cards won't be found when i type.
12 1/24/2020 5:05:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message gah, i should have just bit the bullet and send 2 SP's there for the guaranteed take down.
11 1/22/2020 9:39:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #1: 1 / Empty Haversacks
Can be played as an Interrupt card to cancel the activation of any Confederate force, OR during a Union player's turn to cause a Confederate force to immediately execute an attrition procedure. In addition, conduct Forage if force has no LOC.

Message from Confederate:
1 SP sails from Little Rock to Ft. St. Philip/Jackson
10 1/22/2020 5:35:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message It is easy to find the correct card if you know how! It sounds like you already knew to Right-Click on the Draw pile and then to select "Draw specific cards".

When the "Draw" window comes up with the card numbers listed in a random order, type the number of the card number that you want to draw. For example the "Bermuda" card you just played is card #23, so type "23" in the "Draw" window. That should highlight #23. Then you type ok which closes the "draw" window. That card should now be at the top of the draw pile (although you can't see it). Then, you take the top card in draw pile and move it to one of your open slots. The correct card should appear there. For cards 1-9, you need to type "01" - "09".

You don't really need to do it, but the art work is so nice on these games, that I like make the extra effort to enjoy the game as much as possible while playing on a computer!

9 1/22/2020 8:47:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #23: 2 / Bermuda Blockade Surge
Confederate immediately receives two SPs in any open Blockade Runner Port, no more than one SP per port, but more than 1SP per Blockade zone is permitted. If insufficient ports are available, the excess SPs are lost.

Message from Union:
Ops Queue for Mr. McDowell of the AOP, back to you!
8 1/22/2020 8:45:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Message how hard is it to find those cards and draw, when i go to draw them sicne we are using ACTS, it just shows numbers which match up to ACTS numbering but then they aren't in any order.
7 1/21/2020 6:28:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message I agree 100%. I can understand why so many people study only the Civil War for their entire life. It is such a deep topic, politically, economically, militarily, socially and is still all around us today. I find the behind the scene politics fascinating. When people today talk about the grid lock or the parties being at each other's throats, I always say, actually, it was far worse in the past.

I also have alot of respect for Abe. He could have done so many things differently, backed down, quit the war, suspended elections. The man wrote all of his own speeches - just incredible. I recently read Team of Rivals about Abe and his cabinet. A fantastic look into his presidency and his relations with congress and the republican party. Excellent stuff.

I also read Bruce Catton's Trilogy on the Army of the Potomac, also really good. Also, I recently read Earl Hess' book "Civil War Infantry Tactics". There is lots of discussion if Napoleonic Tactics were correct for the Civil War era given the increased accuracy of the weapons. He has a very interesting take on it.

But I agree, the story is soooo much deeper and than school book version, I could read the different aspects of it forever!

6 1/21/2020 10:26:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Message It is ironic that the war known so well as "the civil war" was actually a war of revolution and independence by the south since they had no desire to topple the national government or take it over, they wanted to break away unlike the English Civil War which was truly a war for who would rule the whole nation.

I've been on a two year binge of deep diving history on the US CW and what's remarkable to me is that the war was kind of like a husband and wife fighting about 2 totally different things. For the Union, almost all of them really just cared about preserving teh Union and abolitionists were a tiny minority and Lincoln said as much in his open letter replying to Horace Greeley. He later only freed the slaves as a war measure and only in the states and counties still under CSA control. and yet the south is far from innocent as well since while they proclaimed "states rights", all their correspondence and letters to teh editors of newspapers and debates kept talking about the imminent threat of their "institutions" and some even went out and said what they were meaning. From what I read, the only reason they spoke in more coded language in official addresses and speeches was because they were aware that France adn UK were watching keenly and might intervene but the more it appeared that Slavery was at stake, the less likely it was they would recognize the CSA since both countries at that point had abolished slavery.

really fascinating history that I wish I had been taught the nuances of in school and not the cartoon version that has been popularized.
5 1/21/2020 6:16:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Message No Campaign to start with for the freedom loving descendants of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson who find their selves in a greater struggle than the one against King George three quarters of a century ago.

You may proceed.

Looking forward to another fun game!
4 1/21/2020 6:05:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 4 cards drawn.

3 1/20/2020 4:47:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message making vassal log with new campaign, you draw and determine initiative
2 1/20/2020 4:45:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Draw Strategy cards 4 cards drawn.

1 1/20/2020 4:45:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message new game in ACTS!

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