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182 7/9/2020 9:18:00 AM Master ID = 26030 Game Deleted
181 7/8/2020 12:11:00 PM Fall 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #47: 3 / CSA Recognizes KY, MO, MD and DE
Confederate places a total of two SPs in any single space in KY, MO, MD or DE that contains a general or army in these states. The space can be controlled by either side or neutral and does not require a LOC. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
2sps in Columbus (KY)
180 7/6/2020 1:22:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Burnside auto wins 2 small battles and ends in Little Rock
179 7/6/2020 12:01:00 PM Fall 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #61: 3 / Ship Island/Key West
Union Blockade Level is increased by one. In addition, if Fort Philip/Jackson does not contain a CSA SP place a friendly PC marker in that space.

Message from Confederate:
form AoW in Nashville
-2 SW to 60-
178 7/6/2020 11:58:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from Confederate:
USA +4
CSA +0

177 7/6/2020 11:34:00 AM Fall 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 2 / Kentucky Anarchy
Remove up to three enemy PC markers in Kentucky. You must also remove one of your own PC markers from the state if you have any there. Removal of a PC marker makes a space neutral. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
Hooker puts Van Dorn OOS and attacks

you may roll (US +4, CS +0)
176 7/6/2020 3:40:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message you may start
175 7/6/2020 3:39:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

174 7/5/2020 3:05:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

Deck was reshuffled prior to this deal.

173 7/5/2020 3:05:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Set Deck Reshuffle Deck will be reshuffled before next deal
172 7/5/2020 2:49:00 PM Fall 1862 Union Message a small correction: the W blockade runner has to go to Sabine City, it cannot pass through the US Philip/Jackson fort

I send my strat move and the leaders; typically this is done before your strat move so feel free to change anything in your strat move
171 7/5/2020 3:58:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Message only E fails, -2 SW to 62-

170 7/5/2020 3:57:00 AM Fall 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

6
6
6
3


Message from Confederate:
Blockade W to E

169 7/5/2020 3:56:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate End Turn Deck was reshuffled.

168 7/4/2020 5:00:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Set Deck Reshuffle Deck will be reshuffled before next deal
167 7/4/2020 5:00:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #82: 3 / Foreign Intervention - Reshuffle/Remove
Either player can play this card as an EC when Confederate SW is 110+. If this is the last card in a players hand or the second to last and the player holds the Emancipation Proclamation, if the condition is met, it must be played as an EC, if not it can be played as an OC. EFFECTS: 1. Union Blockade reduced by one (cannot become greater than 4 for the remainder of the game). 2. Union -2 SP Reinforcements for the remainder of the game (Union choice). 3. Union SW reduced by 10. Remove from deck if event is played. If card is played as an OC or discarded re-shuffle deck at end of the Strategy Phase.

Message from Union:
Banks distributes SPs around DC

I will do attrition etc and send the final file

Union PC in Culpeper VA, Conf PC in St Louis MO

Attrition: -1 AoNV, AoT, Grafton WV; -2 AoP.
166 7/4/2020 1:38:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message 1/1 stop there

165 7/4/2020 1:37:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Confederate:
CSA +3
USA +1


164 7/4/2020 1:37:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message 1/1 but may continue as no USA leader

attack Burnside
163 7/4/2020 1:34:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Confederate:
so attack small battle
CSA +4 leader + odds
USA +0

162 7/4/2020 1:34:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Confederate:
Burnside option

161 7/4/2020 1:33:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message 3*/1
move on Ironton, see if Burnside can intercept

160 7/4/2020 1:32:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Confederate:
Medium battle

CSA +7 leader , odds, OOS
USA +0

159 7/4/2020 1:30:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #101: 3 / Chickamauga
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 Confederate:
Van Dorn picks up Price (4) 1 in New Madrid, attack Greenville
158 7/4/2020 1:07:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #102: 3 / First Manassas
Confederate Player may move 2 SPs using Strategic Movement from the same space using rail connections only (5 space maximum) 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. OR play this card as an automatic 2 space interception. Intervening space must be friendly controlled and free of enemy SPs. The intervening space may be the one just exited by the moving enemy force. No Generals or SPs may be picked up or dropped off during the intercept.

Message from Union:
Curtis tours Missouri
157 7/4/2020 9:11:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #114: 3 / Frederick Douglas
Union immediately receives five SPs for raising freemen Negro troops. The SPs can be placed in any single Union controlled space with a LOC in NJ, DE, PA or the space that contains the Union capital that does not contain Confederate SPs or forts. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
AoT to Lynchburg
156 7/4/2020 9:01:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Discard random Strategy card Operations - 3 / Minor Campaign

Message from Confederate:
155 7/3/2020 3:46:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #25: 1 / Confederate Railroad Degradation
The Union player may randomly remove one strategy card from the Confederate hand, which is discarded.

Message from Union:
you must discard a card, then play
154 7/3/2020 3:59:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #21: 3 / Confederate Overseas Agent
Confederate immediately receives three SPs in any open Blockade Runner Port, no more than one SP per port, but more than one SP per Blockade Zone is permitted. If insufficient ports are available, the excess SPs are lost.

Message from Confederate:
Wilmington, Norfolk, Morehead city
153 7/2/2020 4:26:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #77: 2 / Stop the War
Union SW reduced by five points. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
Burnside moves by rail
152 7/1/2020 4:14:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #10: 3 / Dorothea Dix
Union immediately receives three SPs. Place in the Union Capital or in any space (friendly or not) that contains a Union army with a LOC.

Message from Confederate:
Wheeler joins Jackson
151 6/30/2020 3:35:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #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 Union:
correction of CSW - Vassal does a lot of SW moves by itself. CSW is 64(-)
Forts in Grafton and hArper's Ferry
150 6/30/2020 4:53:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #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 Confederate:
form AoT with Jackson. -2 SW to 62-
149 6/29/2020 12:21:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #76: 2 / Great Sioux Uprising
Remove one Union commanding general at no SW penalty. Penalties for promoting a general with a lower political value still apply. OR remove ANY Union non-commanding general (even second in commands) from the game. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
McClellan commands AoP for free
148 6/29/2020 3:41:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #50: 1 / CSS Sumter, Commerce Raider
Union SW reduced by one.

Message from Confederate:
J johnston to Nashville
Smith to AoNV
147 6/28/2020 5:05:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #80: 1 / Southern Religious Revival
Confederate player immediately receives three SPs in a single space, and loses three SW points. SPs must be placed in a friendly controlled space (including Pro-Union spaces) with a LOC free of Union SPs.

Message from Union:
place fort in Gordonsville VA
146 6/28/2020 4:38:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

145 6/27/2020 5:33:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message you may start

144 6/27/2020 5:33:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

Deck was reshuffled prior to this deal.

143 6/27/2020 5:33:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message log file sent for my strat movement and leaders
142 6/26/2020 4:07:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message file sent for reinforcements
141 6/26/2020 4:02:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message SW -8 -3 to 66-

soon be over at this rate!
140 6/26/2020 4:00:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

1
2
2
1


Message from Confederate:
blockade attempts
139 6/25/2020 5:53:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Set Deck Reshuffle Deck will be reshuffled before next deal
138 6/25/2020 5:48:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message so Fremont dies

I will also set ACTS to reshuffle before new deal!
137 6/25/2020 5:47:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Union:
some corrections:
1. AoC attempted to enter Hanover from Gordonsville, so it has to retrwt there.
2. about my killed general, you mixed up the armies!
The eligible generals in AoC are
1-2 Stoneman
3-4 Buell
5-6 Fremont
136 6/25/2020 12:39:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate End Turn
135 6/25/2020 12:24:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Confederate:
got a net 10 so on a 1 Butler dies.
134 6/25/2020 12:23:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Confederate:
my battle die roll
133 6/25/2020 12:23:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #2: 2 / Copperheads
Reduce Union SW by two points, or place two PC markers in Ohio (must be placed in spaces free of Union SPs).

Message from Confederate:
Lee takes 3 and attacks Butler.

I lose 1 but auto 1* on you. No leader loss for me but maybe Butler so better roll for combat
132 6/25/2020 12:17:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Halleck dies

131 6/25/2020 12:17:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Confederate:
one of yours catches a bullet
1-3 Halleck
4-6 McClellan

130 6/25/2020 12:16:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Confederate:
so 1/3 loss
check for leader
USA 1
CSA 1-3
129 6/25/2020 12:13:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from Confederate:
one left in Richmond
USA +2
CSA +8 medium battle

128 6/25/2020 5:37:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Message interception succeded, do you leave SP behind?

Please resolve, +2 drm for me
127 6/25/2020 5:35:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Union:
interception dr
126 6/24/2020 3:55:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message if not too late I will intercept

125 6/24/2020 3:52:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message no intercept
124 6/24/2020 3:48:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message may I see the map before committing? thanks
123 6/24/2020 3:45:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message if you do not intercept into Hanover, AoC will attack Richmond(+2 drm)
122 6/24/2020 3:38:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Aoc tours VA
121 6/22/2020 2:21:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #124: 2 / Confederate Desertion
During a Union player’s turn cause a Confederate force to immediately execute an attrition procedure plus conduct Forage if force has no LOC. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
PC markers in Greenville and Jefferson city (MO)
120 6/22/2020 12:07:00 PM Spring 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:
fort in Srasbug
119 6/21/2020 6:41:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #69: 3 / Gideon Welles, The Naval Program
The Union player may either increase the Blockade Level by one or increase the Amphibious Assault modifier by two.

Message from Confederate:
fort in Sabine city
118 6/21/2020 5:51:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #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 Union:
division move to StLouis
117 6/20/2020 12:36:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message 1*/1, end in Springfield with 2
116 6/20/2020 12:33:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Confederate:
USA +5 (odds, general, OOS)
CSA +0
115 6/20/2020 12:31:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #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 Confederate:
Van Dorn (2)pick up from Marshall then attack Little Rock
114 6/20/2020 11:00:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #10: 3 / Dorothea Dix
Union immediately receives three SPs. Place in the Union Capital or in any space (friendly or not) that contains a Union army with a LOC.

Message from Union:
1 in AoC, 2 in AoP
113 6/19/2020 6:20:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #21: 3 / Confederate Overseas Agent
Confederate immediately receives three SPs in any open Blockade Runner Port, no more than one SP per port, but more than one SP per Blockade Zone is permitted. If insufficient ports are available, the excess SPs are lost.

Message from Confederate:
Sabine City, Wilmington, Morehead city
112 6/19/2020 4:42:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #122: 3 / Crisis in the West
If two or more Confederate armies are in Virginia, the Confederate player places (Confederate choice) one army (placed, not moved) in a Confederate controlled Resource space (destroyed or not), Riverine port, or Blockade Runner port (open or closed) in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, or Texas. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
AoC to Staunton
111 6/19/2020 3:06:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #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 Confederate:
Shreveport, Weldon, Amelia C. H.
110 6/18/2020 4:08:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #77: 2 / Stop the War
Union SW reduced by five points. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
create Army of Cumberland under Pope

USW 105- -2 = 103-
109 6/18/2020 4:05:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message J Johnson must go to the track, he cannot stay in the army
108 6/17/2020 3:40:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #125: 1 / Confederate Locomotive shortage
The Union player may randomly remove one strategy card from the Confederate hand, which is discarded. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
relieve Johnston with Lee. -8 SW to 65-
107 6/17/2020 12:49:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Union:
!
the only place he can retreat is Wilderness
AoP will try to overrun him there

again possible retreat dr
106 6/17/2020 12:47:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Union:
AoP will try to overrun Smith

possible retreat before battle dr
105 6/17/2020 12:33:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #48: 3 / Brazil Recognizes the Confederacy
Confederate gains +3 SW. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
I corrected the USW, it was 105(-)

AoP dances around Smith
104 6/17/2020 12:29:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message did you set the deck to be reshuffled? I think it does not do it automatically.

If not, and since it is not a tournament game, we can just reshuffle next turn
103 6/17/2020 12:25:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

102 6/17/2020 3:50:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Message no campaign card unfortunately. You may begin.
101 6/17/2020 3:49:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

100 6/16/2020 4:43:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Message 9sps see vassal file

99 6/16/2020 4:43:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Message all fail -8 SW to 73-

98 6/16/2020 4:42:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

4
1
3
4


Message from Confederate:
blockade runners west to east

97 6/16/2020 4:41:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate End Turn
96 6/15/2020 4:06:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message New turn, Union Reinforcements

8 in Washington DC (now 11)
2 in Cinncinnatti OH
2 in Bloomington IN
2 in Cochocton OH
2 in Cairo IL
2 in Salem IL

I'll send the file

95 6/15/2020 3:58:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Political Control Phase
A -
B remove PC from Fredericksburg VA & Shreveport LA. Place Union PCs in Lexington, Somerset, Lebanon & Falmouth KY.
KY becomes Union, so also Bowling Green

USW 113+

B.3 War Weariness & War Guilt
USW 113(+) - 5-3 = 105-
CSW 89(+) -5-3 = 81-

Attrition
Washington 4-1 = 3
AoP without LOC so 7-2-1= 4

94 6/14/2020 5:15:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message just missed so end in Fred. Will send file.

93 6/14/2020 5:14:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Confederate:
intercept

92 6/14/2020 5:14:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #82: 3 / Foreign Intervention - Reshuffle/Remove
Either player can play this card as an EC when Confederate SW is 110+. If this is the last card in a players hand or the second to last and the player holds the Emancipation Proclamation, if the condition is met, it must be played as an EC, if not it can be played as an OC. EFFECTS: 1. Union Blockade reduced by one (cannot become greater than 4 for the remainder of the game). 2. Union -2 SP Reinforcements for the remainder of the game (Union choice). 3. Union SW reduced by 10. Remove from deck if event is played. If card is played as an OC or discarded re-shuffle deck at end of the Strategy Phase.

Message from Confederate:
Kirby Smith with 2 , drop 1 in Amelia C.H.
attempt to get to Fredericksburg via Gordonsville and Wilderness. I'll roll for your intercept. If successful you can choose where.
91 6/14/2020 5:08:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message both sides okay

90 6/14/2020 5:08:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Confederate:
leader loss
USA
CSA
89 6/14/2020 5:06:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message I was +7

so 1/3 result, need to check generals

88 6/14/2020 5:04:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
4


Message from Confederate:
Wow, amazing how much I've forgotten!
USA
CSA

87 6/14/2020 4:49:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message why are you only +1? What about Buell and Halleck?
86 6/14/2020 4:05:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message OK, so it's medium battle, Union +1 drm

You choose your drm (+2 fort, +2 commander, +? for other 2 commanders) and roll

I got used to Vassal now, nice and easy!!
85 6/13/2020 12:32:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message AoP with 10 (leaving in fort 1 SP)
to Fredericksburg, place PC
Hanover, place PC,
attack Richmond

I will send the file, you may react
84 6/13/2020 12:26:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Discard Strategy card Message from Union:
83 6/12/2020 6:12:00 PM Fall 1861 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:
Lincoln demands even more!

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