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161 8/9/2020 9:58:00 PM 1805-1806 France France: Play Strategy card as Operations #904: 5 / Napoleon
If Napoleon is present, you may commit the Imperial Guard after seeing all other battle dice. Roll four more battle dice. Besides inflicting hits, rally a disrupted French Unit for each "4" rolled by the extra dice. Only Napoleon's presence at some point during the battle is required, not his well-being. RESERVE

Message from France:
1-4 Build 2 in Rome.
5 2sp rome to Naples Response?

160 8/9/2020 9:54:00 PM 1805-1806 France Denmark: Draw Extra Strategy Card Message from France:
159 8/9/2020 9:54:00 PM 1805-1806 France Denmark: Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Danes will draw a card
158 8/9/2020 9:54:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Spain will pass
157 8/7/2020 2:33:00 PM 1805-1806 Russia Message Spain is up.
156 8/6/2020 8:45:00 AM 1805-1806 Prussia Prussia: Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 3 / Lancers and Uhlans
Increase or decrease Casualty disparity requirements for rout by one AFTER seeing battle results. Voided by the Form Square event.

Message from Prussia:
Power is finally back on!!!

Sorry for the delay.

1 SP and talking to the Turks
155 8/3/2020 5:32:00 AM 1805-1806 France Message Prussia up
154 8/3/2020 1:56:00 AM 1805-1806 Russia Message France or Prussia up next.
153 8/3/2020 1:56:00 AM 1805-1806 Russia Russia: Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 2 / Form Square
Voids these events for the rest of this Impulse, even after seeing their results: Cuiraissers Charge, Cavalry Raids, Lancers and Uhlans. Cavalry Raids results can be voided for the most recent space rolled and all yet-to-be rolled results.

Message from Russia:
2: build 1 in Grodno (now Bagration/4)

Done. No plus play.
152 8/2/2020 3:07:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Russia up
151 8/2/2020 3:06:00 PM 1805-1806 France France: Draw Extra Strategy Card Message from France:
150 8/2/2020 3:05:00 PM 1805-1806 France France: Play Strategy card as Operations #100: 3 / Frigates
Place a Squadron of any nation in a Zone of that's nation's controlled Port by placing this card in that Zone with a Flag. If blockaded, interception can be attempted. Thereafter, it is treated as a normal Squadron of that nationality except that it has no dice in combat. It is removed and the card returned to the deck when sunk or returned to Port. A Prussian/Austrian Squadron has an evasion dice roll modifier of 0.

Message from France:
1-3 Nappy +8 Loraine Baden Zurich.

I will also play my resource to take another card.
149 8/1/2020 9:25:00 PM 1805-1806 Britain Message Yes. One.
148 8/1/2020 12:42:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Britain, do you have reserve cards left? I may want to preempt.
147 8/1/2020 12:12:00 PM 1805-1806 Austria Message File uploaded. Russia up.

May I just add, it's a wonderful time to be Austrian.
146 8/1/2020 11:58:00 AM 1805-1806 Austria Message Austria gains a resource.

I used 1-4 ops on that move. 2 remaining ops left.
5 - flag Venice
6 - move 1cu from Prague to Linz, making it Ferdinand+5
145 8/1/2020 11:48:00 AM 1805-1806 Austria Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Austria:
Austria resource roll
144 8/1/2020 10:32:00 AM 1805-1806 France Message ouch 0/1

Rout. French lose 5 return to Milan.
Austria gets a resource roll.
143 8/1/2020 10:30:00 AM 1805-1806 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 14

3
1
2
1
2
2
5
2
4
4
1
4
2
3


Message from France:
1/4 For Austria

France
142 8/1/2020 10:29:00 AM 1805-1806 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 14

3
2
4
4
3
5
5
3
5
2
6
2
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2


Message from France:
14 Austrians
141 8/1/2020 12:05:00 AM 1805-1806 Russia Message Nyet.
140 7/31/2020 10:33:00 PM 1805-1806 Britain Message Nope
139 7/31/2020 9:50:00 PM 1805-1806 Austria Message Austria does not.
138 7/31/2020 9:39:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Iíll fight. Anyone have battle cards or responses?
137 7/31/2020 12:57:00 PM 1805-1806 Austria Austria: Play Strategy card as Operations #901: 6 / Hussars and Grenzers
Only Austrian flages can be placed in Austria by CP expenditure until the next scheduled Austrian Impulse. Until then, all Austrian interceptions and evasions succeed - including one failed just prior to the play of this event. Any CP expenditure for a flag placement rejected by the play of this event is forfiet. RESERVE

Message from Austria:
1- John+4 Tyrol -> Salzburg
2- John+4 Salzburg -> Dalmatia
3-4 - Charles+6 and John+4 Dalmatia -> Venice

Currently 14 Austrian dice to 14 French dice
Does France wish to avoid battle?
136 7/31/2020 11:45:00 AM 1805-1806 Britain Britain: Play Strategy card as Event #1: 6 / The Emperor Commands
Increase this nation's Keys by one by flipping its Key marker to the +1 side. If already +1, give it a Resource instead.

Message from Britain:
Event
UK +1

UK done
135 7/29/2020 11:16:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message File saved.
Brits up
134 7/29/2020 11:14:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Flag Venice

Nappy +8 to Ardennes
133 7/29/2020 9:47:00 AM 1805-1806 Russia Message Lannes/Massena/9 in Venice
Charles/6 in Dalmatia

2 CP left for France
132 7/29/2020 12:09:00 AM 1805-1806 Austria Message roll - 7
Charles bonus - 2
avoid battle to friendly space - 1
total - 10
I succeed.
131 7/29/2020 12:08:00 AM 1805-1806 Austria Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from Austria:
Rolling for avoid battle
130 7/28/2020 12:47:00 PM 1805-1806 Britain Message We should probably keep the pauses just before combat to a minimum. Otherwise everyone will start to lose interest in the game. Usually if someone has a comment card that is very helpful he'll say something early in the turn.
129 7/28/2020 12:36:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Sorry, yes Romagna
128 7/28/2020 11:09:00 AM 1805-1806 Russia Message 2) 1 SP in Rastibon to Milan

Presume that was supposed to be Romagna? File still shows the SP there and not in the attacking stack (which has 8, not 9) so make sure we don't forget it's there. Also Sweden needs to drop a spot on the chart in the next file.
127 7/28/2020 11:08:00 AM 1805-1806 Russia Message Unlikely to be able to help.
126 7/26/2020 7:54:00 PM 1805-1806 Britain Message Nyet
125 7/26/2020 7:42:00 PM 1805-1806 Austria Message Does anyone have any combat cards that might help me? That might determine if I retreat or not.
124 7/26/2020 7:30:00 PM 1805-1806 France France: Play Strategy card as Operations #69: 6 / Dos de Mayo
Move Spanish Consul two boxes on Diplomatic Track. May break Pact status. A Neutral Proxy will play this event only to break a Spanish Pact. Not playable in 1905.

Message from France:
French

1) Lannes +5 to Milan
2) 1 SP in Rastibon to Milan
3-4) Lannes Massena and 9 SP to Venice (1 SP stays in Milan)

Austrian reaction? Dice right now are 14 to 9
123 7/26/2020 7:22:00 PM 1805-1806 France France: Play Strategy card as Operations #41: 2 / Fog of War
Void a naval interception (even after failing a subsequent evasion attempt). Modify all further intercept attempts by -2 for the rest of this Impulse.

Message from France:
Spain loses 1

Play 2 CPs to knock Swedish consul to British Aide
Sweden neutral, Danes pass

France up
122 7/26/2020 7:21:00 PM 1805-1806 France Spain: Play Strategy card as Operations #41: 2 / Fog of War
Void a naval interception (even after failing a subsequent evasion attempt). Modify all further intercept attempts by -2 for the rest of this Impulse.

Message from France:
Spain loses 1

Play 2 CPs to knock Swedish consul to British Aide
Sweden neutral, Danes pass

France up
121 7/26/2020 7:18:00 PM 1805-1806 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from France:
2 Brits
120 7/26/2020 7:18:00 PM 1805-1806 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

4
1
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5


Message from France:
Spain begins by sieging
119 7/26/2020 7:15:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Add 3 to Con (7). Europe is exhausted.
118 7/26/2020 7:14:00 PM 1805-1806 France Turkey: Play random Strategy card #66: 6 / Europe Exhausted

RED: Must be played as Event

Message from France:
Turkey plays
117 7/22/2020 6:08:00 PM 1805-1806 Russia Message France still has preempt so can do Ottomans and Spanish.
116 7/20/2020 11:40:00 AM 1805-1806 Russia Message Not that I know of.
115 7/20/2020 10:53:00 AM 1805-1806 Prussia Prussia: Play Strategy card as Operations #90: 6 / Russia Mobilizes
Russia places six Units in any one friendly Home space.

Message from Prussia:
Is there anyway in CB to have the adding/movement/deletion of units automatically posted to the message window like Vassal does?

Would be much easier/faster than having to type it into ACTS etc.

I usually just copy and past it from the logfile if needed.
114 7/19/2020 12:45:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Prussia up
113 7/19/2020 1:19:00 AM 1805-1806 Russia Message Prussia up unless France preempts.
112 7/19/2020 1:19:00 AM 1805-1806 Russia Russia: 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 Russia:
1: Bagration/3 Borisov -> Grodno
2: 2 CU Kiev -> Zhitomir
111 7/19/2020 1:18:00 AM 1805-1806 Russia Message Strategic oughts for those who haven't played as much:

How I see France usually handled on T1 is that they play a big card plus a Reserve on their very first move to get 10-12 CP before Russia and Austria can combine, and then try to get a couple of preempts in on the second time through the order before Britain and Russia's extra cards prevent this. This has the advantage of hitting the coalition before they are ready and causing lots of early carnage (which might benefit the coalition in the long run since they have more combined reinforcement points; but in the short run it means that the fewer CU are on the board, the more France's nation bonus and better leaders matter).

Here we have an experienced French player who is instead gathering his forces slowly before fighting and biding his time. What this might mean is that he's planning on waiting until we are close to running out of cards and then stringing some preempts and big CP cards together to hit us repeatedly wherever we're weakest when we're pretty much out of ability to respond. It's harder to pull off because of the uncertainty of the turn end timing with response cards and such, but can be really devastating.

Anyway, because of that I really like Britain's play - he lost 2 cards but drew 2 more, so he burned an impulse without losing any cards, helping him keep cards around longer as the turn goes on. For similar reasons, while I usually feel it's best as Russia to play my Reserve right away so I know what I'm dealing with, in this case I'll keep it around a little longer to give myself more control over tempo. I suspect Britain didn't bother setting up Admiralty yet for the same reason.

Not that this is without risks either - Palace Intrigue could cancel a Reserve, or clever play on France's part could end the turn with some of our Reserves still unplayed.

Anyway, off my soapbox, here's my weak play whilst I bide my time....
110 7/18/2020 4:03:00 PM 1805-1806 Austria Austria: Play Strategy card as Operations #2: 5 / Down with the Prince
Place two Units and a Flag of either nation matching the nationality of an Associate Duchy in that Duchy. Battle all enemy Formations without evasion and before any interception is attempted.

Message from Austria:
Sorry I got busy these last couple of days.

I considered playing this event on Munich, But I think it would be to my benefit to build the two units where they can't be immediately wiped out.

I will build 1cu with John (total 4) and 1cu with Charles (total 6). I will move the 1cu in Budapest to Vienna
109 7/16/2020 3:03:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Austria up
108 7/16/2020 9:16:00 AM 1805-1806 Britain Message UK is done.
107 7/16/2020 9:15:00 AM 1805-1806 Britain Britain: Draw Extra Strategy Card Message from Britain:
For Dresden
106 7/16/2020 9:13:00 AM 1805-1806 Austria Message Yes, that worked. History can now continue to rewrite itself.
105 7/16/2020 8:30:00 AM 1805-1806 Britain Message There has got to be an easier way to play Dresden...
104 7/16/2020 8:29:00 AM 1805-1806 Britain Message Did that work? Luckily, it was the same card I originally gave...
103 7/16/2020 8:28:00 AM 1805-1806 Britain Sweden: Give random Strategy card to Austria #2: 5 / Down with the Prince

Message from Britain:
102 7/16/2020 12:51:00 AM 1805-1806 Austria Message Not sure how to take a card from Sweden...
101 7/15/2020 11:45:00 PM 1805-1806 Britain Message SW has your card.
100 7/15/2020 11:30:00 PM 1805-1806 Austria Message A card did leave my hand this time, so Henry, if you can give me the card that was randomly given to me earlier, that would be great.
99 7/15/2020 11:30:00 PM 1805-1806 Austria Austria: Give random Strategy card to Britain Message from Austria:
Trying again to give card to Britain
98 7/15/2020 11:29:00 PM 1805-1806 Austria Message If you click on the card to give you play options, there's an Upton to give that card to someone else. If I can give a random card to Britain, he should be able to give me the card that he randomly gave me earlier.
97 7/15/2020 9:58:00 PM 1805-1806 Britain Britain: Give random Strategy card to Sweden Message from Britain:
Let's do it!!!
96 7/15/2020 9:27:00 PM 1805-1806 Russia Message I can set up a test game later and try various swaps to see how to get the Swap function to work right - but in the meantime I'm 95% sure that plan will work, slightly tedious though it is.
95 7/15/2020 9:26:00 PM 1805-1806 Russia Message Ok, so since Sweden has nothing but their Reserve, here's what I think will work:

1) Britain gives Sweden a random card
2) Austria takes a random card from Sweden (which will be that same card since it's the only 1 they have)
3) Austria gives Sweden a random card
4) if Austria notices they gave Sweden the same card, Austria takes the card back from Sweden. Repeat until Austria has lost a different random card than the one they got from Britain
5) Britain takes a random card from Sweden
94 7/15/2020 9:23:00 PM 1805-1806 Russia Denmark: Change Nation Owner to France Message from Russia:
First of all, let me give France control of Denmark.
93 7/15/2020 8:57:00 PM 1805-1806 Britain Message I don't have any card from you. Still have my original card.

Thoughts?
92 7/15/2020 4:32:00 PM 1805-1806 Austria Message I did not see a new card from Britain after the swap, and I don't think I saw a card leave my hand when I gave a card, either. Britain, can you verify this?
91 7/15/2020 4:29:00 PM 1805-1806 Russia Message What actually happened there? I've never used swap, but it looks like.

1 - Britain gave a random card to Austria
2 - Austria gave a random card to Britain, but it was the same card so nothing changed

3 - Britain executed a swap of two cards between Austria and Britain
4 - after this swap was executed, Austria then gave Britain a random card
90 7/15/2020 9:16:00 AM 1805-1806 Austria Austria: Give random Strategy card to Britain Message from Austria:
Giving random card to Britain.
89 7/15/2020 9:15:00 AM 1805-1806 Austria Message I'm just worried if we do that, or will give me a different card from your hand.

I can give you a random card from my hand, then you can give me that specific card from your hand.

We should have originally done the swap feature. We need to make note of that for future instances.
88 7/15/2020 8:54:00 AM 1805-1806 Britain Britain: Swap random Strategy card with Austria Message from Britain:
lets try again....hit the swap button instead of give
87 7/15/2020 8:53:00 AM 1805-1806 Austria Message It seems to have given the card to Britain that they have to me. Should I give him another random card, and he give me back that card?
86 7/15/2020 8:51:00 AM 1805-1806 Austria Austria: Give random Strategy card to Britain Message from Austria:
My random card to Britain.
85 7/15/2020 8:06:00 AM 1805-1806 Britain Britain: Swap random Strategy card with Austria Message from Britain:
Here is my random.
84 7/15/2020 8:05:00 AM 1805-1806 Britain Britain: Play Strategy card as Event #85: 4 / Council of Dresden
Exchange a random card from your hand with a randomly drawn card from any allied or Neutral nation with a remaining card(s) or from the deck. Then draw a card from the deck.

Message from Britain:
Will use on AH.
83 7/14/2020 9:06:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message The attack was against the SP in Lisbon. The one less die applies to sieges. The siege will be four dice.
82 7/14/2020 8:11:00 PM 1805-1806 Britain Message Why did you get another die? I thought you got one less if I control the sea area there....
81 7/14/2020 7:41:00 PM 1805-1806 France France: Play Strategy card as Operations #905: 6 / Guerre de Course
One or two unblockaded (not Refitting) French Squadrons move Offboard to raid commerce. See Offboard Fleets on the Battleground display. British card losses never include Reserves or exceed Minimum Hand limits in the Interphase, but may include Resources. RESERVE

Message from France:
Plus play
1-5 Danes to French pact
6 Nappy +8 to Picardy

Britain up
80 7/14/2020 7:38:00 PM 1805-1806 France France: Play Strategy card as Event #3: 3 / Descent from the Sea
Place one Unit and a Flag of this nation in any unoccupied enemy Port of any Zone controlled by this nation's Camp. This Port cannot be a Fortress.

Message from France:
Back to France
First play this as an event. Place unit and flag in Dublin.
79 7/14/2020 7:36:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Build 3 in Copenhagen
78 7/14/2020 7:35:00 PM 1805-1806 France Denmark: Play random Strategy card #53: 6 / Royal Wedding

Message from France:
77 7/14/2020 7:35:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Build 2 SPs in Stockholm
76 7/14/2020 7:34:00 PM 1805-1806 France Sweden: Play random Strategy card #8: 4 / Steal a March

Message from France:
Sweden plays
75 7/14/2020 7:33:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Kills it but I won't siege
3 flag Oporto
4 SP in Oporto to Lisbon
4.5 2 Spanish Squadrons to BoB
5 2 Spanish Squadrons to NAO
74 7/14/2020 7:27:00 PM 1805-1806 France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from France:
I get one more die
73 7/14/2020 4:04:00 PM 1805-1806 Britain Message SP loses a CU
No cards for me on the seige of Lisbon.
72 7/14/2020 4:04:00 PM 1805-1806 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Britain:
UK
71 7/14/2020 4:03:00 PM 1805-1806 Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

3
2
2
3


Message from Britain:
SP
70 7/14/2020 3:37:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Britain up to roll attack.
69 7/13/2020 6:16:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message I have placed it in regroup.
68 7/13/2020 4:43:00 PM 1805-1806 Austria Message Sorry, I thought I did that.
67 7/13/2020 4:42:00 PM 1805-1806 Russia Message #38: 2 / Boarding Action
Convert an enemy Squadron eliminated in this battle to a Squadron of the opposing Fleet's color in Regroup if it has a Squadron available to build.


It looks like the British squadron in question was never moved from Sussex to the Regroup Box, but should be ... agreed?
66 7/13/2020 4:12:00 PM 1805-1806 France Spain: Play Strategy card as Operations #18: 5 / Continental System Fails
Preemptions are not allowed while the Coalition controls 7 Zones. Discard when the Coalition fails to control 7 Zones at the end of any Impule. If played by a Neutral when the Coalition does not control 7 Zones, the event is unplayable and the card is used as 5 CPs.

Message from France:
1) 1 SP Galicia to Oporto
2) 2 Castanos +2 to Badajoz
3) Castanos +4 to Lisbon.

Please roll. No cards here
65 7/13/2020 4:08:00 PM 1805-1806 Russia Message Yeah, British backed up 0.5 CP after hearing that Austria was playing a response card for them, cancelling their move into Bay of Biscay and leaving those fleets in Mid Atl.
64 7/13/2020 4:06:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Never mind I got it.
63 7/13/2020 4:03:00 PM 1805-1806 France Turkey: Play random Strategy card #109: 5 / Scum of the Earth

Message from France:
Turkey plays
62 7/13/2020 4:02:00 PM 1805-1806 France Message Can someone tell me where the Brit fleets are? Right now, five are stacked in the MAO in cyberboard

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