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284 5/29/2020 11:26:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #36: 1 / Elite Units
Place an Elite unit marker in any space with an Army. CSA: Stonewall Bde or Hood’s Tigers. USA: Iron Bde or Wilder’s Bde. Cannot be played if all elite unit markers are in play for that side.

Message from Union:
Add Iron Brigade to the AoP
283 5/29/2020 6:28:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message The union barely shows up for the fight 3*v1 Aom n5 fort removed. End of movement (sadly)
282 5/29/2020 6:27:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Confederate:
You know the RNG really hates both of us in this game:

Lil Mac gets his bonus during reinforcements which have not happened yet.

Battle of Frederick
Medium
CSA: 6v2 +3 LDR +7 = auto 10
USA: fort+2
281 5/29/2020 4:54:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message Of coulee a little Mac failed. Hey I just remembered. Doesn’t the app get bonus sp fir his appointment ? I need to look that up. Not that it effects the battle of Frederick
280 5/29/2020 4:46:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Union:
AoP intercepts. 4-
279 5/29/2020 3:40:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message Convert Manassas
On to Frederick where AoP or Halleck can attempt intercept...
278 5/28/2020 8:47:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message Halleck will watch with interest.
277 5/28/2020 3:35:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #129: 2 / USS Cairo Hits Mine and Sinks
Reduce Union Amphibious Assault modifier by 1. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Activate the AoM
Winchester
Strasburg
Culpeper pick up Forrest and 1 n6
Manassas Halleck can intercept...
276 5/27/2020 9:42:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #5: 1 / Dysentery
The person playing the card may remove one enemy SP from any space that contains more than one SP.

Message from Union:
I am not sure what you intend to do with Forrest..but it seems that keeping him at 1SP might be a good idea.
275 5/27/2020 3:34:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message Sorry for delay, have been under the weather. Yes stop in Culpeper. (I always think cavalry have 12MP for some reason).
274 5/23/2020 1:45:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Message Cavalry movement is 10. You can only have the rail bonus if you move exclusively along rail and friendly/neutral spaces. So he can't move into Staunton (nor alternatively into Manassas)..so he ends in Culpepper, size 2. Do you wish to reconsider?
273 5/23/2020 4:16:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #60: 2 / USS Monitor
The Union player may remove one Confederate ironclad from the mapboard.

Message from Confederate:
Activate Forrest
Dalton
Cleveland
Knoxville
Rodgersville
Saltville
Wytheville
Lynchburg
Charlottesville
grodonsville
Culperep absorb one n2
Strasburg
Winchester
272 5/22/2020 7:56:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #15: 1 / Mosby's Raiders
Confederate can remove two Union PC Markers in Virginia within 2 spaces of Winchester, VA. The spaces may contain Union generals, SPs or forts.

Message from Union:
Fire McDowell after that brillian outcome. Make Little Mac head of the AoP Lose 6SW for McDowell 3SW for Change of Direction..No extra for Little Mac. N135-
271 5/22/2020 10:50:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #50: 1 / CSS Sumter, Commerce Raider
Union SW reduced by one.

Message from Confederate:
For goodness' sake Richard just kill me and have done with it!

Activate the AoM
Lynchburg
Charlotteville
Staunton
Strasburg
Winchester
Haprers Ferry and stop
270 5/22/2020 10:44:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message Resilient bunch the ANV
2*v3 again
USA N3
CSA N3
Halleck retreats to Washington N4.
269 5/22/2020 10:42:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from Union:
6v5
USA +1 for Halleck +2 for OOC
CSA +3 for Leaders.
268 5/22/2020 10:24:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message Yes as long as you don't move the same pieces twice that works. Roll away.
267 5/22/2020 10:17:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message I believe this is legal..can't remember ever doing the 1-2 punch before.
Activate Halleck with 1SP
Move to Hanover, Fredericksburg. Manassas, Washington. Pickup 5 N6 (1 left in Washington)..move to Annapolis for 2nd battle.
6v5
USA +1 for Halleck +2 for OOC
CSA +3 for Leaders.

May I roll?
266 5/22/2020 10:14:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message and why yes..you do hang on.
2*v3
USA N8
CSA N5
No generals die
AoP retreats to Baltimore
265 5/22/2020 10:12:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Union:
11v7
USA +3 for leaders +2 OOC
CSA +3 for leaders
264 5/22/2020 10:11:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message I must have been bad in a previous life.

Roll away.

Although of course I will now perform brilliantly and end up holding on for another round just to drag out the pain...
263 5/22/2020 9:22:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #88: 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:
You mean one of these? (This really isn't your war).
1st Move.
Activate AoP. Drop 1 in Baltimore. N3. Move to Gettysburg. to Harrisburg. Pickup 1 N4. to Philadelphia. Pickup Hooker and 6 N10 to York to Baltimore..pickup 1 N11 to Annapolis.
11v7
USA +3 for leaders +2 OOC
CSA +3 for leaders
May I roll?
262 5/22/2020 9:12:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #25: 1 / Confederate Railroad Degradation
The Union player may randomly remove one strategy card from the Confederate hand, which is discarded.

Message from Confederate:
I really need that campaign card this time :-)

We'll fiddle whilst Rome burns
Activate AoM
Missionary Ridge
Cleveland
Knoxville
Rodgersville
Saltville
Wytheville
261 5/22/2020 9:05:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Message CSA Eliminated
USA N4
Convert Baltimore. Over to you.
260 5/22/2020 9:03:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from Union:
5v1
USA +8
CSA +0
259 5/22/2020 9:02:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message Ah no cav I was forgetting so fails to intercept, AJ goes back to bed.
258 5/22/2020 9:02:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message well there's a turn up AJ is keen to get killed.
257 5/22/2020 9:01:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Confederate:
Intercept on 4-

I think the end is nigh :-)
256 5/22/2020 8:57:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #22: 3 / Josiah Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance
Confederate immediately receives three SPs in any friendly controlled space with a LOC,free of Union SPs and forts. No more than one SP per Confederate controlled state. No SPs may be placed in Pro-Union spaces.

Message from Union:
Activate AoP.
Move to Manassas, to Frederick, to Gettysburg, Convert..to Baltimore.
ANV can try to intercept into Baltimore
Either
5v1 or 5v8 Depending

Either
USA +3 for leader+3 for odds+2 for OOC
CSA +0

or USA +3 for leaders +2 for OOC
CSA +2 for intercept +3 for leaders.
255 5/22/2020 8:43:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message No campaign.
254 5/22/2020 8:42:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

253 5/22/2020 8:35:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

252 5/22/2020 8:35:00 AM Summer 1862 Union End Turn
251 5/22/2020 8:32:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Message Hooker to Philadelphia.
250 5/22/2020 3:46:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message You get to place Hooker
249 5/22/2020 3:45:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message I think war weariness applies at the end of this turn. So USA SW 144+ still
248 5/22/2020 3:44:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message 1sp from Marion SC to ANV n3
1sp from Charleston SC to ANV n4
1sp from Pollard AL to ANV n5
1sp from New Orleans n1 to ANV n6
1sp from Fayetteville n1 to ANV n7
1sp from Vicksburg to AoT n5
1sp from Selma AL to AoT n6

247 5/22/2020 3:38:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Scratch that, i am being stupid aren't I!
246 5/22/2020 3:37:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message DC isn't a supply source:

Ultimate supply sources for the Union are:
1) Union railroads that exit the North map edge.
2) Union-controlled coastal ports (if its associated coastal fort is Union controlled).
3) Any port space where the Union has naval control.
Note: A port without a Union control marker only supplies a force in that space and not beyond.
245 5/21/2020 7:30:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message Strategic Movement.

Move 1SP from Washington to AoP N5
Move 4SP from Philadelphia N0 to Washington N4
Move 1SP from Fort Fisher N0 to Washington N5
Move 1SP from Mobile N0 to Washington N6
Move 6SP from Cincinnati N0 Philadelphia N6
Move 1SP from St Louis N0 to Lexington N6
Move 1SP from AOM N11 to Harrisburg N1
244 5/21/2020 7:19:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message Union War Weariness. -5 No CSA guilt as no Emanicipation USA N136-
243 5/21/2020 7:13:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message Curtis loses 1 in Morehead City as well N2
242 5/21/2020 7:12:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message The AoP is not out of supply. It has an LOC from its location in Fredericksburg, through Manassas to Washington So AoP-1 N4
241 5/21/2020 12:57:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message 1sp in Charleston
SW -6 = 56-

Well that's horrible.

Over to you for SM.
240 5/21/2020 12:56:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Confederate:
Blockade runners

WG fails
EG fails
SA rolls
NA fails
239 5/21/2020 12:56:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message How did you know I was eyeing up Philly?

Reinforcements

1sp in Marshall TX
1sp in AOT TN n4
1sp in Culpeper VA
1sp in Fayetteville NC n2
1sp in Marion SC
1sp in Atlanta GA
1sp in Vicksburg MS
1sp in Pollard AL
1sp in New Orleans LA n2

238 5/21/2020 12:52:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Sorry about the rest, completely forgot they all happened this turn!

SW
CSA -1 = 62-
USA +1 = 144+ (that's just obscene!)
237 5/21/2020 12:50:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Isn't that what I did? I am certainly showing the ANV on 2. Oh well!


236 5/21/2020 10:47:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Message I lose 1 for Annapolis, which can be from any group, and the eastern group can not be 8 in Washington as the rail line to northern edge has been severed..so it is 4.

4SP in Philadelphia
6SP in Cincinnati
3SP in Cairo, join the AoM. N12
235 5/21/2020 9:57:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Message ANV was 4 after battle of Baltimore..it dropped one making it 3...attrit to 2.

USA also flags Sabine City, Texas Morehead City North Carolina and Fort Fisher..with the resulting change of SW :)
234 5/21/2020 3:55:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Finally got it syncing to the office.

End of turn:

Politics:
USA: None I think
CS: flags in Baltimore and Annapolis

Attrition
USA: AoM-2 n9, Lexington KY-1 n5, AoP-1-1 n3
CSA: AoT-1 n3, AoM-2 n5, ANV-1 n2

That was such a bizarre turn though i might have missed something.

Your reinforcements

I think you lose 1 for Annapolis.
233 5/20/2020 3:27:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message I'll try to so the end of turn stuff later.
232 5/20/2020 3:27:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Well we tried to lose 2*v1 so glad I did not attack Fredrick!

ANV on 4 and can continue
Drop 1 and (oh boy I so want to attack DC but) onto Annapolis and stop
231 5/20/2020 3:24:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Confederate:
Medium battle
CSA 5v1 +4 Ldr+2 = +6
USA +0
230 5/20/2020 3:09:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message Roll away
229 5/20/2020 3:05:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #20: 3 / Union Arms Production Delayed
Confederate removes two Union SPs (Confederate chooses). No more than one SP can be removed from a space and the SP cannot be the last SP in the space.

Message from Confederate:
Given my poor die rolling I can't risk fighting my way into DC so:

Activate ANV
Chambersburg and convert
Gettysburg and convert
Baltimore
Medium battle
CSA 5v1 +4 Ldr+2 = +6
USA +0

may I roll?
228 5/20/2020 9:00:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message And if I'd followed my original plan I'd be in DC already. As it is I couldeasily fail and might have to settle for camping in Baltimore although that will likely end badly! More later.
227 5/20/2020 8:40:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Message About time you rolled well. That was end of that card. You have one more and I can't do anything to counter.
226 5/20/2020 8:36:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Final move convert Harpers Ferry.

I need to just check my map which oddly is not syncing to the office...
225 5/20/2020 8:35:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Ah, NOW we wake up.

3*v1

no leader casualties due to odds.
224 5/20/2020 8:34:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Confederate:
On Skype if you want to chat.

Well gvien my dice luck so far...

Medium Battle
CSA: 6V2 +2 Ldr+2 = +4
USA fort+2
223 5/20/2020 8:30:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Message I almost moved through the Wilderness rather than Fredericksburg but then thought what does it matter...duh..never contemplated you not retreating then me losing so that being in the Wilderness would give me chance to intercept. I just have to hope my luck holds here and you don't win this battles and roll into Washington.
222 5/20/2020 8:27:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Message All correct. 5 Moves to get to Harpers Ferry
6v2
CSA +4
USA +2
Go ahead and roll.
221 5/20/2020 3:36:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #113: 2 / Washington Defenses
The Union player may place 3 forts in friendly controlled spaces, unoccupied by Confederate SPs, on or within two spaces of the Union Capital (any location) OR 2 forts in any friendly controlled spaces unoccupied by Confederate SPs. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Activate what's left of the ANV
Gordonsville
Culpeper
Strasburg
Winchester, pick up Beauregard and 2 n6
Harpers
Medium Battle
CSA: 6V2 +2 Ldr+2 = +4
USA fort+2

Have I got that right? May I roll?
220 5/20/2020 3:34:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Well I got very angry with myself there and had to leave the gave for a few days (well it got busy at work too ,or at least that's my excuses :-))

As you can probably tell I had a hand which did rather give me a strategy for this turn which i then completely forgot. Indeed I think I actively tried to undermine it! Bad dice luck i can sort of live with, what goes around comes around and sometimes you have to play to minimise the bad luck (something I am not normally good at), but my own idiocy I have struggled with. Almost every turn I've done something really stupid (leaving the AoT out of supply last turn comes to mind.

Anyway, let's see what we can do.
219 5/17/2020 4:17:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message Stuart dies. F. Lee placed Summer 1863 I believe.

This really isn't your war.
218 5/17/2020 4:16:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
1


Message from Union:
1v3
USA N5 retreats to Fredericksburg
CSA N4 in Hanover

USA General death on 1
Stuart dies 1-3
217 5/17/2020 4:14:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Union:
8v5
USA +3
CSA +4
216 5/17/2020 3:13:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Amazing.
215 5/17/2020 3:13:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Confederate:
We attempt to flee 4-
214 5/15/2020 9:17:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Message 8v5
USA +3
CSA +4
Unless you retreat..
213 5/15/2020 9:15:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Message Convert Fredericksburg. Move to Hanover.
Will you retreat?
212 5/15/2020 3:28:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Nope
211 5/13/2020 8:21:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Discard random Strategy card Operations - 2 / Confederate Scientist

Message from Union:
Discard. Activate AoP. Leave 1SP in Washington. AoP N9
Move to Manassas. Convert. Move to Fredericksburg. You many intercept?
210 5/13/2020 3:17:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #3: 1 / Forward to Richmond
Union may activate any Union army within 4 spaces of Richmond, VA. The army must enter Richmond or move as close to Richmond as possible, but may convert spaces to maintain an LOC. All SPs associated with the army must be moved (no dropping off SPs), except 1 SP may be left if the Army began its movement from a fort (if last SP, move completed). If played by the Confederate, he draws a card from the Union hand which is discarded, and the Union player follows the instructions of this card as his next card play.

Message from Confederate:
This turn has gone so wrong (along with the rest of the game) Oh well, discard a card and send the AoP to Richmond...
209 5/12/2020 6:21:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #100: 3 / Shiloh
Confederate Player may move 5 SPs using Strategic Movement (rail connections only) to the same space with a Confederate General who is then activated and must attempt to enter a space with at least one or more Union SPs or fort. If a general casualty occurs in a battle caused by this card, the Commanding General is eligible, this is an exception to the rules. See 4.5.

Message from Union:
Curtis and 3SP from the AoP N6 to Morehead City.
208 5/12/2020 2:00:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Yes it's your turn, that was my card play.
207 5/12/2020 1:28:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message No great loss...do I play now?
206 5/12/2020 1:27:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Discard random Strategy card Operations - 1 / Pro Union Secessionist in Tennessee

Message from Union:
205 5/12/2020 1:26:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #119: 2 / War in the West: Valverde/Glorietta Pass
Randomly remove one strategy card from your opponent’s hand, which is discarded. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
OK lose a card please.
204 5/12/2020 1:18:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message You know this is going so wrong, I am beginning to feel like Jeff Davis even though this is just a game!

203 5/12/2020 1:15:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message I'm wrong
3v1
CSA Eliminated.
202 5/12/2020 1:13:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message 2*v1
USA N2 in Sabine City
CSA N1 retreats north.
201 5/12/2020 1:12:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Union:
3v3
USA +4
CSA +0
200 5/12/2020 1:11:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Roll away.
199 5/12/2020 1:10:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #58: 2 / Admiral Porter
Union may make a naval move with up to three SPs plus one general. If an amphibious assault occurs, you receive an additional +2 DRM. Add +2DRM to any Running the Guns die roll.

Message from Union:
Buell and 3SP from Mobile move (leaving 1SP in Mobile) to Sabine City, Texas!
3v3
USA +2 for card +2 for Amph Assault (but +3 is Max) +1 for Leader =+4
CSA No fort, no leader as I recall.

May I roll?
198 5/12/2020 1:00:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message I knew I should have picked up Beauregard.
197 5/12/2020 12:57:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message Wow...Jackson died in 1st battle. This really is not your war.

Halleck to Williamsburg.
196 5/12/2020 12:54:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Well Jackson's career is short

ANV in Hanover on 5
Halleck and 1 retreat to Richmond or Williamsburg?
195 5/12/2020 12:53:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 2-sided die x 1

1


Message from Confederate:
1 Jackson
2 Stuart
194 5/12/2020 12:52:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Confederate:
That was not good
3*v1
Leader casualties
CSA 3-
USA 1-
193 5/12/2020 12:51:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Confederate:
Clearly I have done something to offend ACTS.
Medium battle
CSA 6v4 LDR+6
USA Ldr+1 Int+2 = +3
192 5/12/2020 12:47:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message This is not your war! :)
191 5/12/2020 12:47:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Union:
Why Not!? Halleck intercepts on a 1
190 5/12/2020 11:48:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #98: 2 / Cape Hatteras Operations
Increase Union Blockade Level by 1

Message from Confederate:
Activate the ANV
Fredericksburg
Hanover (Halleck can intercept...)
189 5/12/2020 9:08:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Message 1v1
1SP remains in Fort Fisher
Buell and 4SP in Mobile.
Over to you.
188 5/12/2020 9:06:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
3


Message from Union:
So 2SP from Mobile to Ft Fisher. 4SP remain in Mobile

USA 2v0 +4
CSA NAA +0
187 5/12/2020 3:56:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Maximum odds adjustment is +4

the AA modifier reduces my fort bonuis first so:

small battle
USA 2v0 +4
CSA NAA +0

So you wil lwin and it's just a question of whetther I will inflict any casualties.

You only need 2 sp.

3sp is good when it is defended by 1sp.

186 5/11/2020 6:40:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #96: 2 / Strategy Board
Union player may make a naval move with up to three SPs plus one general.

Message from Union:
2 or 3SP from Mobile move to Fort Fisher
+2 Aph Assault nullifies +2 for Fort.
How many plusses do I get for Infinite odds?
I can't remember why I might take 3 instead of 2 on this..can you remind me..and do you have a card?
If 2 will win regardless only take 2.
185 5/11/2020 5:26:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #94: 2 / Strategy Board
Union player may make a naval move with up to three SPs plus one general.

Message from Confederate:
Activate the AoT
New Madrid and convert
Elizabeth AR
Madison AR
Memphis TN and stop absorbing Price and 1 sp n4

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