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564 4/4/2020 7:49:00 PM 1809-1810 France Spain: Play Strategy card as Foreign War #32: 6 / Anglo-American War
Britain must remove two Formations and two Squadrons to this Foreign War. Discard from play when War ends. If played by a Proxy Neutral during Turn 4 or later, it must be played as an event.

Message from France:
Everyone is ticked off at Britain:
563 4/4/2020 7:47:00 PM 1809-1810 France Message ...or not.
562 4/4/2020 7:47:00 PM 1809-1810 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from France:
Burn, baby, burn!
561 4/4/2020 7:47:00 PM 1809-1810 France Turkey: Play Strategy card as Event #61: 2 / Fire Ships
Each blockaded Squadron in a Port of your choice rolls a die: 6-sunk, 5-damaged. Mark each damaged Squadron with a Naval Build marker. Any Squadron already under a Refit/Build marker which is damaged is sunk instead. A -1 modifier applies to a Fortress. A +1 modifier applies to Refit or Naval Builds.

Message from France:
Potshot at Sevastapol:
560 4/4/2020 7:46:00 PM 1809-1810 France Message No roll for ending Armistice because Prussia is a Proxy Power (not a Player Power).
559 4/4/2020 7:33:00 PM 1809-1810 Austria Message He may have to have a Council to determine what will happen next.
558 4/4/2020 7:31:00 PM 1809-1810 Austria Message That was bad!
557 4/4/2020 7:31:00 PM 1809-1810 Austria Austria: Give random Strategy card to France Message from Austria:
Ouch!!
556 4/4/2020 6:15:00 PM 1809-1810 France Prussia: Play Strategy card as Event #54: 5 / Fouche
France draws a random card from any nation. Discard out of game if used as an Event after Napoleon Abdicates or Turn 3 - whichever occurs first.

Message from France:
France needs one of Austria's cards.
555 4/4/2020 5:28:00 PM 1809-1810 Russia Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Russia:
End Armistice? France or Prussia can go.
554 4/4/2020 5:25:00 PM 1809-1810 Russia Russia: Play Strategy card as Event #90: 6 / Russia Mobilizes
Russia places six Units in any one friendly Home space.

Message from Russia:
Sorry, needed time to ponder, and to kick my son off the laptop.

I'll put these 6 guys in Upland. I'd also like a chance to beg for Parliament so I have half a hope of playing Holy Mother Russia.

France could preempt Prussia.
553 4/4/2020 3:02:00 PM 1809-1810 Russia Return Strategy card to hand #36: 3 / Cuiraissers Charge

Message from Russia:
If thereís Armistice, I need to change my play....
552 4/4/2020 1:39:00 PM 1809-1810 France Message Correct, no plus-play for France.
But, Yes we do have an Armistice.
551 4/4/2020 12:57:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain Message Don't we have an armistice?
550 4/4/2020 7:42:00 AM 1809-1810 Russia Russia: Play Strategy card as Operations #36: 3 / Cuiraissers Charge
Roll a die after any won battle and convert up to that number of "5" disrupt results into kills (6's). Voided by the Form Square event.

Message from Russia:
I assume no French plus-play, so Russia can go. I can back up if you want to plus-play.

1: Bags/6 to Kovno. Massena could intercept.
549 4/3/2020 1:18:00 PM 1809-1810 Britain Message 2 from Malta and a sqd from Bay of Biscay off to another Turkish war.
548 4/3/2020 6:57:00 AM 1809-1810 Russia Message Pete, I've barely figured out how to download Vassal and run the TNW module. I'm not as advanced as actually playing a game.
547 4/3/2020 6:42:00 AM 1809-1810 France France: Play Strategy card as Foreign War #40: 5 / Anglo-Turkish War
Britain transfers two Formations and one Squadron to this Foreign War. Another British Formation must be added whenever Neutral Turkey plays an odd-number of CPs for builds - rather than place or use its +1 CP marker - unles the Serbian Revolt is in play. Void if Turkey is a Coalition Client.

Message from France:
The French preempt of Russia:
546 4/3/2020 6:42:00 AM 1809-1810 France Message Dave, I played around with the Vassal module enough feel comfortable with moving pieces on the map, but do you have any tips on how to setup/use the shared (live) map?
545 4/3/2020 6:29:00 AM 1809-1810 Russia Message I'll join the Vassal game
544 4/3/2020 5:19:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message No preempt blocker here.
I'll pass on a Vassal game. Just a party pooper.
543 4/2/2020 10:27:00 PM 1809-1810 France Message The four of us are ACTS experts already.
Zoom is easy. Just install the app --- on your phone if you want to use that for the meeting (conference call), or on your computer if you have a headset or a halfway decent speaker/mic, or on your tablet. You do have to sign up but you if you want to you can use Google/Facebook/I forget the other one.
Vassal --- well, I'm hoping Dave or Ken will be our Vassal guru. Go ahead and install it on your computer ahead of time (and its TNW module also) and play around with the map. Hint: double-click to stack/unstack.
542 4/2/2020 9:38:00 PM 1809-1810 Austria Message Iím in if I can figure out how to load all that
541 4/2/2020 3:24:00 PM 1809-1810 France Message Friends,
You are all invited to a real-time Nappy Wars this Saturday at 9:00 AM Eastern time, with Rob Eno and me.
We will use his Zoom account for conference call (or video call), so install Zoom on your chosen communication device.
We will use Vassal for the live map, so install Vassal and install the Vassal module "The Napoleonic Wars" on the computer that you will be using.
We will use ACTS for handling the cards because nothing else has the 2nd edition cards.
Please respond.
540 4/2/2020 3:03:00 PM 1809-1810 Russia Message I canít stop a preempt
539 4/2/2020 2:54:00 PM 1809-1810 Austria Message Not here
538 4/2/2020 12:44:00 PM 1809-1810 France Message Yes, France announces preempt of Russia (actually was eligible to preempt Austria too).
Any Response (C.S.F. or Steal A March) ?
537 4/2/2020 10:46:00 AM 1809-1810 Austria Message Russia or preempt
536 4/2/2020 10:46:00 AM 1809-1810 Austria Austria: Play Strategy card as Event #70: 4 / Armistice
Forces may not enter enemy Duchies. This does not prevent ongoing sieges or sea battles from occurring, nor the flagging/unflagging of an already occupied space. Voided by War Without End event.

Message from Austria:
I hope this gives us a chance to position.
535 4/2/2020 8:27:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Message Bad draw but I'm not going to throw them in and draw 1! You'll probably still get Parliament.
534 4/2/2020 8:11:00 AM 1809-1810 Britain Draw Strategy cards Dealt 2 to Britain
533 4/2/2020 6:44:00 AM 1809-1810 Russia Message Keep
532 4/2/2020 6:43:00 AM 1809-1810 Russia Draw Strategy cards Dealt 2 to Russia
531 4/1/2020 9:10:00 PM 1809-1810 France Message Keep.
530 4/1/2020 9:07:00 PM 1809-1810 France Draw Strategy cards Dealt 1 to Denmark
529 4/1/2020 9:06:00 PM 1809-1810 France Draw Strategy cards Dealt 3 to Spain
528 4/1/2020 9:05:00 PM 1809-1810 France Draw Strategy cards Dealt 2 to Turkey
527 4/1/2020 9:03:00 PM 1809-1810 France Draw Strategy cards Dealt 3 to Prussia
526 4/1/2020 9:01:00 PM 1809-1810 France Draw Strategy cards Dealt 6 to France
Dealt 1 to Sweden
525 4/1/2020 9:01:00 PM 1809-1810 France Message Hey, I figured out how to do a panoramic capture!
Map emailed.
524 4/1/2020 3:04:00 PM 1809-1810 Austria Message Keep. I would appreciate a revised map, please!
523 4/1/2020 3:03:00 PM 1809-1810 Austria Draw Strategy cards Dealt 3 to Austria
522 4/1/2020 3:03:00 PM 1807-1808 Austria End Turn
521 4/1/2020 12:54:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message Ken, it looks like the map you emailed has a few errors.
The 1 Spaniard in Valencia isn't there any more --- Massena vacuumed him up. Same for the 1 Fr in Brest, and that one I don't see in Konigsberg (Massena/5 and 1 Spaniard).
I can only see 1 SQ in Copenhagen --- there are 2 SQ's there.
During Reinforcements, I removed the Refit marker from the SQ in Marseilles.
The 1 Russian in Corfu is gone because he went to the Russo-Turkish War.
The 1 Russian is Sevastapol is gone because he got picked up during Turn 1 Deployment.
Prussia only has 1 left in Regroup since I used one during this turn's Reinforcements.
Russia has none left in Regroup as of this turn's Reinforcements.

> London: 3

Ken, actually, you built 1 there during your last impulse, so London is now 4.

> Please correct me if Iím wrong...
> Austria is up and draws 6....
> Maybe 2 cards

Bruce, sadly, you have Emperor Commands. Go ahead and click on "End Turn".

I am showing the card draws are:
F 7-1=6
B 3-1=2
A 4-1=3
R 3-1=2
P 3
T 2
Sp 3
Sw 1
D 1
520 4/1/2020 12:43:00 PM 1807-1808 Austria Message Please correct me if Iím wrong...
Austria is up and draws 6....
Maybe 2 cards
519 4/1/2020 9:16:00 AM 1807-1808 Britain Message Build 3 in London
Beresford deploys to York
Disposition
York: Beresford
London: 3
Skagerrak: 2 sq
North Sea 1 sq
English Channel: 1 sq
North Atlantic: 1 sq
Mid-Atlantic: 1 sq
Bay of Biscay: 3 sq
Western Mediterranean: 1 sq
Malta: Moore + 4
7 keys
No resources
518 3/31/2020 10:15:00 PM 1807-1808 Austria Message I would appreciate an updated map after the Brits go.
517 3/31/2020 9:13:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message Prussia builds 3 in Berlin, and 1 from Regroup (lv 1) in Berlin, now Blucher/10. Save 1 for extra deployment.
Blucher/6 deploy from Berlin (lv 4) to Krakow, now Blucher/Kleist/9.
Extra deployment Kleist alone deploys from Krakow (lv Blucher/9) to Berlin, now Kleist/4.
Disposition:
Venice Brunswick/4
Hanover 2
Berlin Kleist/4
Posen 1
Lodz 1
Krakow Blucher/9 and flag
Kovno flag
Riga 4 and flag
7 Keys.

Turkey builds Mustafa in Constantinople, now Yusuf/Mustafa/9.
Yusuf/4 deploy from Constantinople (lv Mustafa/5) to Bessarabia.
Disposition:
Banat AliPasha/2 and flag
Bessarabia Yusuf/4
Bucharest 1
Dobruja 1
Constantinpole Mustafa/5 and refitting SQ
Black Sea SQ
5 Keys.

Spain builds 2 in Madrid, now 3.
Blake goes from La Mancha to Madrid, picks up 1 (lv 2), and goes back to La Mancha, now Soult/1 and Blake/5.
Disposition:
Ratisbon Castanos/4
Barcelona 2
Madrid 2
Valencia 1
La Mancha Blake/5
Oporto flag
Lisbon SQ and flag
SAO SQ
6 Keys.

neutral Sweden builds 1 in Stockholm, now Gustavus/5 and SQ
Dispositon:
Stockholm Gustavus/5 and SQ
Stralsund 1
3 Keys.

Denmark has problems with her counter mix. Just refit the new SQ in Copenhagen.
Looks like the Brits have prevented any deployment from happening.
Disposition:
Christiania 2
Copenhagen 2 and 2 SQ's
Breslau 2
2 Keys.

France refits the Marseilles SQ and builds Murat/6 in Paris, now Ney/Murat/10. Save 1 for extra deployment.
Massena alone deploys from Rome (lv 4), picks up the 1 Spaniard in Valencia, picks up the 1 from Brest, picks up 4 from Paris (lv Ney/Murat/6), and goes to Konigsberg.
Extra deployment Murat from Paris (lv Ney/6) to Rome, now Murat/4.
Disposition:
Lisbon SQ
La Mancha Soult/1
Tyrrhenian Sea SQ
Naples flag
Rome Murat/4
Romagna 1
Venice Lannes/5 and flag
Milan 1
Marseilles 1 and SQ
Lyon 2
Bordeaux 2 and SQ
Brest 2 SQ's
Paris Ney/6
Picardy 2
Brussels 1
Rotterdam 2
Wurtemburg d'Avout/4
Ratisbon 4
Breslau Napoleon/6 (and 2 Danes)
Konigsberg Massena/5 (and 1 Spaniard)
15 Keys.

over to Britain.
516 3/31/2020 9:42:00 AM 1807-1808 Russia Message Russian Reinforcements:
Now that the Turkish war is over, Russia can focus on their war against the Turks (and Prussians, and French).

Build 3 new units in Moscow (now 3) and 1 from regroup in St. Pete (now Barclay/2), and save 1 for extra redeploy

Redeploy:
Extra: Benningsen (leaving 2) to Warsaw.

Bagration alone (leaving Benningsen/4) picks up 2 from Lublin (leaving Kons/4) , 1 from Grodnow (leaving 1), and 3 from Moscow (leaving 0), goes to Vilna.

Disposition:
Moravia 2
Vienna: Kutuzov/5
Lublin: Konstantin/4
Vilna: Bagration/6
Warsaw: Benningsen/4/flag
Courland: 1
Smolensk:1
St. Pete: Barclay/2
SQ in Baltic, Bothnia, and Svestapol port


Consul Neutral
7 keys
515 3/30/2020 7:42:00 PM 1807-1808 Austria Message Thanks
514 3/30/2020 7:16:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message > Kolosvar. 3sp

Koloszvar has 4, actually --- the 1 the started with plus 3 from Regroup minus 0 from the Turkish attack.
and Linz has Ferdinand+4
and Prague has 1
513 3/30/2020 6:23:00 PM 1807-1808 Austria Message Build Swartz +1 in Vienna
Coloredo +2 join Charles in Dalmatia

Dalmatia. Charles, Col +10
Kolosvar. 3sp
Vienna. Schwarzenburg +5
Tyrol. John +4
512 3/30/2020 7:53:00 AM 1807-1808 Russia Message Britain had last impulse, so Austria starts with Reinforcements
511 3/28/2020 8:07:00 PM 1807-1808 Russia Message That wasn't much of a bribe to join. I'll decline.
510 3/28/2020 9:56:00 AM 1807-1808 Austria Message Iíll stand fast with the Coalition!
509 3/28/2020 9:32:00 AM 1807-1808 France Message I assume no one wants to declare war on Sweden.
France would accept either Austria or Russia (but not both) into the Imperial camp, and would return our new ally's duchies. Note that you would be required to return any duchies you currently hold (Warsaw).
If not, it's on to Austria for Reinforcements.
508 3/28/2020 9:24:00 AM 1807-1808 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from France:
Peace on a 6:
507 3/28/2020 7:55:00 AM 1807-1808 Britain Message I'll play a card for War.
506 3/28/2020 6:12:00 AM 1807-1808 France Message France will spend a card draw for freedom & brotherhood.
Currently a net +1, so Peace on a 5+
Britain?
505 3/28/2020 6:06:00 AM 1807-1808 Russia Message Sure, Russia will spend.
504 3/28/2020 6:03:00 AM 1807-1808 Russia Message Flag Warsaw, lose 2, now Bags/4.
503 3/28/2020 6:02:00 AM 1807-1808 Russia Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 7

6
2
2
6
4
3
4


Message from Russia:
Russian attrition
502 3/27/2020 8:17:00 PM 1807-1808 Austria Message Austria spends!!!
501 3/27/2020 6:46:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message Assuming Dave does not roll seven 6's, I am showing the Points are (ĪKeys/Pacts/Resources):
France +2+3+0 = +5
Britain -1
Austria -1
Russia 0
There is a +2 from Europe Exhausted.
Austria is up first to decide whether to spend a card draw.
500 3/27/2020 6:38:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message End of Impulses.
Building SQ's become refitting in Copenhagen and Constantinople.
7 dice of attrition in Warsaw.
499 3/27/2020 6:36:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message Well that was lucky. Those are some Gallant Norwegians!
I know it's cold comfort, but I just failed miserably in a similar attack in my other game.
498 3/27/2020 4:46:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Message 3-4: Build 1 in London; now
Done
497 3/27/2020 4:42:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Message 2k1d Brits including cannon
3k1d Danes
Beresford retreats alone to Stavenger
2 Danes remain
496 3/27/2020 4:38:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 10

3
5
4
6
1
6
6
4
6
5


Message from Britain:
5 Brits first
5 Danes last
495 3/27/2020 4:38:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Message 1 Dane destroyed. Now 5 British dice vs 3 Danish + 2 Pass dice
494 3/27/2020 4:33:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

6
2
2
4


Message from Britain:
Boom
493 3/27/2020 4:32:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Britain: Play Strategy card as Event #23: 3 / Twelve-Pounders
Roll four extra battle dice before the next battle round. Casualties inflicted do not return fire. Losses are considered battle casualties but do not prevent next round of battle from taking place - even if one side is eliminated.

Message from Britain:
the 12 pounders thunder
492 3/27/2020 4:31:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Message 1 Br lost in pass leaving 5 British dice vs 4 Danish dice
491 3/27/2020 4:30:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

2
1
6
4
3


Message from Britain:
Attrition for the pass
490 3/27/2020 4:29:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Britain: Play Strategy card as Operations #70: 4 / Armistice
Forces may not enter enemy Duchies. This does not prevent ongoing sieges or sea battles from occurring, nor the flagging/unflagging of an already occupied space. Voided by War Without End event.

Message from Britain:
1: Beresford flags Stavanger
2: Beresford + 4 move from Stavenger (leaving a Br flag) to Christiania
489 3/27/2020 12:30:00 PM 1807-1808 France France: Play Strategy card as Operations #33: 3 / General's Health
Void the Battle Rating of any Commander for the rest of this Impulse (including its effect on any just-rolled intercept or evasion attempt). Subordinate Army Commanders may not substitute their rating for the stricken leader. Not applicable to the Nelson event or to rerolls of battle dice.

Message from France:
2: build 1 in Brussels.
3: flag Venice.
Britain to end the Turn.
488 3/27/2020 11:48:00 AM 1807-1808 Britain Message No preempt.
487 3/27/2020 11:47:00 AM 1807-1808 Britain Message No preempt.
486 3/27/2020 6:29:00 AM 1807-1808 France Message Britain could preempt France.
485 3/27/2020 6:28:00 AM 1807-1808 France Denmark: Play Strategy card as Operations #908: 4 / Gallant Danes
Danish Fleets have an intercept/evade level of 8, throw three Battle dice per Squadron, and may void one "6" in battle during this Impulse. The Danes may use four Maneuvers this Impulse even if Inactive. OR Draw a card. RESERVE

Message from France:
4: build 2 in Christiania, now 4.
484 3/27/2020 6:26:00 AM 1807-1808 France Prussia: Play Strategy card as Event #906: 6 / Raise the Landwehr
Place three Units and a Leader in any Friendly Prussian Home Duchy. The event (only) cannot be used on Turn 1: the 6 CPs and the "+" capability are usable on Turn 1. RESERVE

Message from France:
place Blucher/3 in Berlin, now Blucher/6.
483 3/27/2020 6:22:00 AM 1807-1808 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
2


Message from France:
Stavenger shore batteries:
482 3/27/2020 6:20:00 AM 1807-1808 France Message > If I attempt invade Norway and the Danes respond at what point are my units blocked?

When you announce the convoy/AA it's too late for Admiral Fischer. See the FAQ I sent out last year.
481 3/27/2020 6:18:00 AM 1807-1808 France Message > Also the series that started as 1s. Have they moved?

The two western 1's are gone. The two eastern 1's are still there.
480 3/26/2020 10:59:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Britain: Play Strategy card as Operations #61: 2 / Fire Ships
Each blockaded Squadron in a Port of your choice rolls a die: 6-sunk, 5-damaged. Mark each damaged Squadron with a Naval Build marker. Any Squadron already under a Refit/Build marker which is damaged is sunk instead. A -1 modifier applies to a Fortress. A +1 modifier applies to Refit or Naval Builds.

Message from Britain:
1-2: Beresford + 4 from York (leaving 0) by amphibious invasion to Stavanger; now Beresford + 4 before port guns
479 3/26/2020 10:56:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Return Strategy card to hand #70: 4 / Armistice

Message from Britain:
Taking my last move back and replacing it with
478 3/26/2020 10:35:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Britain: Play Strategy card as Operations #70: 4 / Armistice
Forces may not enter enemy Duchies. This does not prevent ongoing sieges or sea battles from occurring, nor the flagging/unflagging of an already occupied space. Voided by War Without End event.

Message from Britain:
I shall learn by doing.
1-3: Beresford + 4 from York to Christiania.
I will let my French adversary work thru all the rules.
477 3/26/2020 10:16:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Message Rules check. If I attempt invade Norway and the Danes respond at what point are my units blocked?
476 3/26/2020 10:13:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Message AAlso the series that started as 1s. Have they moved?
475 3/26/2020 10:11:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message ...their only other pieces besides that are 1 each in Bucharest and Dobruja, and SQ in Black Sea.
474 3/26/2020 10:09:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message I assume you mean either AliPasha/2 (they and a flag are in Banat)
...or what's in Constantinople (Yusuf/9 and building SQ).
473 3/26/2020 10:04:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Message I've messed up the Turks. Can you tell me where they are??
472 3/26/2020 9:57:00 PM 1807-1808 France France: Play Strategy card as Operations #43: 2 / Overseas Allies
Places Overseas Allies marker on any Foreign War card to modify its resolution die rolls by +1 until that war ends. Not applicable to Guerre de Course event sea battles.

Message from France:
1: Soult/1 and 3 Spaniards from Madrid (lv 1 Spaniard) to La Mancha, now Soult/1 and Blake/4.
2: unflag Granada.
Britain.
471 3/26/2020 9:54:00 PM 1807-1808 Britain Message No preempt
470 3/26/2020 9:53:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message Denmark passes.
Britain could preempt France.
469 3/26/2020 9:52:00 PM 1807-1808 France Message 5: build SQ in Constantinpole.
468 3/26/2020 9:41:00 PM 1807-1808 Austria Message 2 fewer Turks retreat
467 3/26/2020 9:40:00 PM 1807-1808 Austria Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

4
2
6
6
1


Message from Austria:
Swing and a miss for the Turks!

Austrians
466 3/26/2020 9:39:00 PM 1807-1808 Austria Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

3
4
4
3
3


Message from Austria:
Kolosvar
Turks
465 3/26/2020 8:19:00 PM 1807-1808 France Turkey: Play Strategy card as Operations #911: 5 / Ottoman Turks
You have CPs equal to a die roll. Turkish Units cannot be disrupted in the first round of any battle fought in this Impulse. OR 1 CP and draw a card. RESERVE

Message from France:
1: AliPasha/4 from Banat to Koloszvar. 5 v 5.
Evade?
If battle, no cards here.

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