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71 1/26/2021 5:51:00 PM Fall 1861 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:
I understand. This game could be very frustrating but very enjoyable in the same time. I hesitate to play this tournament too but as a famous song says “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave”.

As event, bring more men!
Add 2sp to Frederick (now Beauregard + 3sp).

Regards, Thomas
70 1/26/2021 5:15:00 PM Fall 1861 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:
Jeff> - Yeah I just can't seem to get the hang of this game.
- I swore the last time they ran a tournament I was going to skip it next time.
- Obviously I should have stuck to that!
- Okay let's at least try and defend Washington for what it is worth
* US Fort(10) moved USA Forts Pool to Baltimore.
- Regards, Jeff
- Logfile written.
69 1/25/2021 5:25:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message I won’t complain about this battle. Well, you could not have campaign cards and die roll ;-)
Iron brigade is removed from AoP, now 7sp in W-DC.
AoNV (n11) could continue its move
5) Change control of Frederick, drop Beauregard and 1sp. AoNV (n10)
6) Ends move in Manassas

Regards, Thomas
68 1/25/2021 5:03:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message - WelWell that was the worst outcome possiable
* Army of the Potomac SP set to strength 5.
* Army of Northern Virginia SP set to strength 11.
* Army of the Potomac SP set to strength 4.
* Jeff turned Movement Trails ON for all units.
* Jeff turned Movement Trails OFF for all units.
* Army of the Potomac (4) (McDowell: 3) moved Frederick to Washington, DC.
- Regards, Jeff
- Logfile written.
67 1/25/2021 4:53:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Union:
Grrr... yours

66 1/25/2021 4:53:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Union:
- Yeah Vassal was designed to be played on line, or via exchanging logfiles so you are both working off the same board and actually see the pieces move etc..
- Text works well for most of the modules but, especially if not used to Vassal, has a bit of a learning curve.
- I'll try and remember to put notes in here and there to help.
-
- Okay to the battle 2-1 Medium battle, +4 for the CSA and +2 for the USA.
- So my roll first here and then I'll do yours
65 1/25/2021 2:21:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message CSA will use max drm+4 (J.Johnston +1, Stuart +2, Bragg +1).
USA drm could be +1 or +2 (use Iron brigade?). I let you resolve.
64 1/25/2021 2:18:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Ok, 3sp in W-DC now . I’m not used to Vassal “text report” and sometime it’s a little bit confusing for me, but I’ll deal with it soon I hope.
63 1/25/2021 11:51:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message - Hummm...... should be 3 in DC, 42 dropped 1 SP twice on DC +1 from the card = 3
- Hummm... you have different mixes of sub. CO's you could use.
- So I'll shoot it back to you to decide.
- I'll stand firm [hopefully] with only a +1 I believe.
- Regards, Jeff
- Logfile written.
62 1/24/2021 12:25:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #96: 2 / Strategy Board
Union player may make a naval move with up to three SPs plus one general.

Message from Confederate:
I don’t have my map right now but I believe there is 1sp in W-DC since #42, so after Clara Barton event there is 2sp, not 3.

Activate AoNV (n9), 1sp left in Strasburg
1) Franklin, pickup Beauregard and 1sp (n10). Franklin (n0)
2) Strasburg, pickup 1sp (n11). Strasburg (n0)
3) Manassas, pickup 1sp (n12). Manassas (n0)
4) Frederick
You have options. I let you resolve.

Regards, Thomas
61 1/24/2021 10:26:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #9: 3 / Clara Barton
Union immediately adds three SPs due to improved sanitary conditions. Place in any space (friendly controlled or not) that already contains a Union SP and has a LOC, no more than one per space.

Message from Union:
- No worries
- If it wasn't for the Vassal files most of my games would be a mess [especially the ASL one's :-) ]
- Hae to admit I struggle a bit with the games that are not on Vassal, transporting info from one application to another has never been something I've enjoyed, and am not hte best at :-)
- Okay let's see here...
- Let's try and beef up some defenses here
* Union SP set to strength 3 at Washington, DC.
* Army of the Potomac SP set to strength 6.
* Army of the Cumberland SP set to strength 6.
- Regards, Jeff
- Logfile written.
60 1/23/2021 5:24:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message You're right, AoNV has 10sp, not 11. My math are not that good...
59 1/23/2021 4:20:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Draw Strategy cards 6 cards drawn.

58 1/23/2021 4:20:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Jeff> - Humm....yep correct, so take Army of the Tenn to 4 and AOC to 5 please
* Army of the Tennessee SP set to strength 4.
* Army of the Cumberland SP set to strength 5.
- Question for Army of North VA you show moving 1 SP from Sabine to the army to take it to 9
- Then you moved 1 SP from Paducah to same but now show 11
- Did you mean to say you moved both the SP's from Sabine leaving it empty?
- Or is the Army at 10?
- I'll go ahead and draw cards
- Let me know, just in case I think I can attack :-)
- Regards, Jeff
- Logfile written.
57 1/22/2021 2:42:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Union could start.
56 1/22/2021 2:38:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 6 cards drawn.

55 1/22/2021 2:38:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate End Turn
54 1/22/2021 2:37:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Confederate:
CSA general placement:
1-3: Pemberton to AoNV, Van Dorn to Richmond
4-6: Pemberton to Richmond, Van Dorn to AoNV
53 1/22/2021 2:35:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message After USA SM, AoC has 4sp (2 after attrition +1 from Columbus-GA + 1 from Indianapolis).

CSA SM
1sp from Wilmington to AoNV (n5)
1sp from Charleston to AoNV (n6)
1sp from Savannah (n0) to AoNV (n7)
1sp from Lewisburg (n0) to AoNV (n8)
1sp from Sabine City (n1) to AoNV (n9)
1sp from Paducah (n1) to AoNV (n11)
1sp from Columbus-GA (n1) to Manassas (n1)
52 1/22/2021 11:48:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message -
* 1 Union SP moved Pittsburgh to Baltimore.
* Union Strategic Movement Available set to 14.
* 1 Union SP moved Columbus, OH to Grafton.
* Union Strategic Movement Available set to 13.
* 1 Union SP moved Jackson, OH to Frederick.
* Union Strategic Movement Available set to 12.
* 1 Union SP moved Indianapolis to Grafton.
* Union Strategic Movement Available set to 11.
* 1 Union SP moved Jonesborough to Lebanon.
* Union Strategic Movement Available set to 10.
-
* Army of the Potomac SP set to strength 5.
* 1 Union SP picked up at Frederick.
* Army of the Cumberland SP set to strength 5.
* 2 Union SP picked up at Grafton.
* Army of the Tennessee SP set to strength 5.
* 1 Union SP picked up at Lebanon.
- Regards, Jeff
- Logfile written.
51 1/21/2021 12:41:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Political control phase – step 1
USA
Weston

CSA
None

Political control phase – step 2
USA
WV switch to Union
USA SW: 94- +5 +2 -> 101+
CSA SW: 100- -5 -> 95-

CSA
None

Attrition phase
USA
AoP 5->4
AoT 5->4
AoC 3->2

CSA
AoNV
5->4

If you agree, USA could start SM (no reinforcement this turn).
50 1/21/2021 12:37:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #106: 3 / British Clydeside Shipyards
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:
As event, add 1sp to:
Wilmington (n1)
Charleston (n1)
Savannah (n1)
49 1/21/2021 9:23:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Message Sigh, correct, no change.

Well at least this is convincing me never to sign up for a game where files are not exchanged.
48 1/20/2021 6:00:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message If I understand your move correctly, you write that AoT ends its move in Lebanon with 6sp and that AoC starts its move with 6sp.
AoC has 5sp since #39
AoT has 5sp after battle in Bowling Green.

Do you agree ? Do you change your move ?

Regards, Thomas

47 1/20/2021 5:02:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message eff> - Indeed one of the best hands I have ever seen by far

* Army of the Tennessee (6) (Halleck: 3) moved Bowling Green to Lebanon.
-

- Next Army of the Cumberland
* Army of the Cumberland SP set to strength 5.
* 1 Union SP dropped off at Grafton.

* Army of the Cumberland (5) (Pope: 2) moved Grafton to Parkersburg.
* Political Control Marker (UNION) placed at Parkersburg.

* Army of the Cumberland (5) (Pope: 2) moved Parkersburg to Charleston, WV.
* Political Control Marker (UNION) placed at Charleston, WV.

* Army of the Cumberland (5) (Pope: 2) moved Charleston, WV to Weston.
- Auto I believe
* 1 Confederate SP eliminated at Weston.

* Army of the Cumberland SP set to strength 4.
* 1 Union SP dropped off at Weston.

* Army of the Cumberland (4) (Pope: 2) moved Weston to Grafton.

* Army of the Cumberland SP set to strength 5.
* 1 Union SP picked up at Grafton.

- Regards, Jeff
- Logfile written.
46 1/20/2021 3:31:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Definitively not, medium size battle in Bowling Green (USA 6sp, CSA 1sp) automaticaly won by USA (result at least 2/1).

AoT(n5) enters in Bowling Green and has 1MP left.
Then USA could play its 2nd activation.

A hand of 6 cards and 3 campaign card... Well, Lady Luck should be generous with me next turns !

Regards, Thomas
45 1/20/2021 3:27:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Confederate:
Let see if A.Johnston deserve his popularity, he will try to intercept AoT in Bowling Green.
44 1/20/2021 11:39:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #87: 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:
Jeff> - Okay let's go with this to start
* Army of the Tennessee (6) (Halleck: 3) moved Lexington, KY to Somerset.
* Political Control Marker (UNION) placed at Somerset.
* Army of the Tennessee (6) (Halleck: 3) moved Somerset to Lebanon.
* Political Control Marker (UNION) placed at Lebanon.
* Army of the Tennessee (6) (Halleck: 3) moved Lebanon to Bowling Green.
- And you have options.
- Regards, Jeff
43 1/19/2021 5:39:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #33: 1 / Orphan Brigade
Confederate immediately receives one SP in any friendly or neutral space (no LOC is required) in Kentucky that is free of Union SPs.

Message from Confederate:
No problem, life first :-)

As event, add 1sp to Bowling Green (n1).
42 1/19/2021 4:07:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message Army of the Potomac SP set to strength 6.
* 1 Union SP dropped off at Washington, DC.
* Army of the Potomac SP set to strength 5.
* 1 Union SP dropped off at Washington, DC.
* Army of the Potomac (5) (McDowell: 3) moved Washington, DC to Baltimore.
* Army of the Potomac SP set to strength 6.
* 1 Union SP picked up at Baltimore.
* Army of the Potomac (6) (McDowell: 3) moved Baltimore to Frederick.
* Political Control Marker (CONFEDERATE) deleted at Frederick.
* Army of the Potomac (6) (McDowell: 3) moved Frederick to Harpers Ferry.
- Auto Elim I believe
* 1 Confederate SP eliminated at Harpers Ferry.
* Army of the Potomac SP set to strength 5.
* 1 Union SP dropped off at Harpers Ferry.
* Army of the Potomac (5) (McDowell: 3) moved Harpers Ferry to Frederick.
- And back to you.
- Regards, Jeff
41 1/19/2021 4:02:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message Jeff> - Sorry got swamped with family stuff.
- Okay 1 Mp left
* Political Control Marker flipped to UNION at Grafton.
- Now for the AOP
40 1/16/2021 5:47:00 AM Summer 1861 Moderator Message You're a bit late, so please pick up the pace a bit. Thanks.
39 1/15/2021 1:20:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Interception failed, medium size battle in Grafton (USA 6sp, CSA 1sp).
USA drm+5 (Halleck +1, ratio force +4)
CSA drm+0
USA automatically win, result at least 2/1.
AoC (n5) enters in Grafton and has 1MP left.
38 1/15/2021 1:18:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Confederate:
Beauregard will try to intercept AoC in Grafton.
37 1/15/2021 11:50:00 AM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #84: 3 / Major Campaign
Conduct up to three 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:
- I just can't seem to get the hang of this game.
- Let's first activate the Army o fthe Tennessee
* Army of the Tennessee (5) (Halleck: 3) moved Bloomington, IN to Vernon.
* Army of the Tennessee (5) (Halleck: 3) moved Vernon to Cincinnati.
* Army of the Tennessee SP set to strength 6.
* 1 Union SP picked up at Cincinnati.
* Army of the Tennessee (6) (Halleck: 3) moved Cincinnati to Falmouth.
* Political Control Marker (UNION) placed at Falmouth.
* Army of the Tennessee (6) (Halleck: 3) moved Falmouth to Lexington, KY.
* Political Control Marker (UNION) placed at Lexington, KY.
-
- Next Army of hte Cumberland
* Army of the Cumberland SP set to strength 5.
* 1 Union SP dropped off at Pittsburgh.
* Army of the Cumberland (5) (Pope: 2) moved Pittsburgh to Wheeling.
* Political Control Marker (UNION) placed at Wheeling.
* Army of the Cumberland (5) (Pope: 2) moved Wheeling to Zanesville.
* Army of the Cumberland SP set to strength 6.
* 1 Union SP picked up at Zanesville.
* Army of the Cumberland (6) (Pope: 2) moved Zanesville to Wheeling.
* Army of the Cumberland (6) (Pope: 2) moved Wheeling to Grafton.
- That's 5 and you have options
- Regards, Jeff
-
36 1/13/2021 5:03:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Medium size battle in Frederick (CSA 7sp, USA 2sp):
CSA, drm+6 (J.Johnston +1, Bragg +1, Stuart +2, ratio force +2)
USA, drm+0
Battle automaticaly won by CSA (result at least 2/1). AoNV enters in Frederick (n6).
3) Change control of Frederick
4) Harper's Ferry. Medium size battle in Harper's Ferry (CSA 6sp, USA 2sp). Battle automaticaly won by CSA (CSA drm+6, USA drm+0, result at least 2/1). AoNV drop 1sp and continue its move (n4)
5) Winchester
6) Strasburg, pickup 1sp (n5)
35 1/13/2021 12:07:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message Sigh... my lads must have been drinking heavily the night before with that roll. Back to you.

34 1/13/2021 12:04:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Union:
Jeff> - Well you might say my card draw was blessed by the gods.
- Okay let's try an interception with the AOP needing a 1 I believe
- I'll let you resovle as I'm away from home and the rules at the moment.
- ASL I could do without them, but still working on getting my feet on the ground in this one
33 1/12/2021 6:58:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #55: 1 / CSS Tennessee
Confederate may place one Ironclad in a controlled port or coastal fort space.

Message from Confederate:
Wow, a campaign card to create an army. What else do you have in your hand?!

About SW change, USA lose only 2sp, so:
USA SW: 96- -2 -> 94-
CSA SW: 100-

End queue for AoNV. Activate AoNV (n6), 1sp left in Strasburg.
1) Manassas, pickup 1sp (n7). Manassas (n0)
2) Frederick

You have options, I let you resolve.

Regards, Thomas
32 1/12/2021 6:04:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Jeff> - Humm... heavy SW loss here but needed, forming the Army of the Cumberland
* Army of the Cumberland (0) (None: 3) moved Army of the Cumberland: Commanding General to Pittsburgh.
* Pope moved Pittsburgh to Army of the Cumberland: Other Generals.
* Army of the Cumberland SP set to strength 6.
* 6 Union SP picked up at Pittsburgh.
* Pope moved Army of the Cumberland: Other Generals to Army of the Cumberland: Commanding General.
* USA Strategic Will set to 95.
* USA Strategic Will set to 94.
* USA Strategic Will set to 93.
* USA Strategic Will set to 92.
* USA Strategic Will set to 91.
* USA Strategic Will set to 90.
- Regards, Jeff
- Logfile written.
31 1/11/2021 2:24:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate 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 Confederate:
Start a queue for AoNV.
30 1/11/2021 12:26:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #78: 3 / Personal Advisor
Either player may remove or demote from army command one general for no SW penalty. Penalties for promoting a general with a lower political value still apply. OR remove ANY non-commanding general (even second in commands) from the game.

Message from Union:
Jeff> - Sorry about the delay, the Email from ACTS went missing apparently, not in the inbox,the spam or the trash :-(
- If I don't respond after a couple of days feel free to send me a note, I mainly checked since you are usual pretty quick.
-
- Okay let's see here
- Let's create the Army of the Tennessee
* Army of the Tennessee (0) (None: 3) moved Army of the Tennessee: Commanding General to Bloomington, IN.
* Halleck moved Bloomington, IN to Army of the Tennessee: Other Generals.
* Army of the Tennessee SP set to strength 5.
* 5 Union SP picked up at Bloomington, IN.
* Halleck moved Army of the Tennessee: Other Generals to Army of the Tennessee: Commanding General.
* Army of the Tennessee (5) (Halleck: 3) moved Bloomington, IN to Army of the Tennessee: Commanding General.
* UNDO: * Army of the Tennessee (5) (Halleck: 3) moved Bloomington, IN to Army of the Tennessee: Commanding General.
* UNDO: * Halleck moved Army of the Tennessee: Other Generals to Army of the Tennessee: Commanding General.
- Ignore that party, had the Army marker still selected as well.
* Halleck moved Army of the Tennessee: Other Generals to Army of the Tennessee: Commanding General.
- McClellan isn't happy :-(
- Down 4
* USA Strategic Will set to 109.
* USA Strategic Will set to 199.
* USA Strategic Will set to 99.
* USA Strategic Will set to 89.
* USA Strategic Will set to 88.
* USA Strategic Will set to 98.
* USA Strategic Will set to 97.
* USA Strategic Will set to 96.
- Regards, Jeff
- Logfile written.
29 1/7/2021 1:05:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #12: 3 / Cabinet Intrigue
Union SW reduced by three.

Message from Confederate:
Create AoNV in Strasburg (n7).
General in command: J.Johnston
Cavalry general: Stuart
2nd in command: Bragg
Other general: Smith

A.S.Johnston is upset
USA SW: 100-
CSA SW: 105+ -2 -3 -> 100-
28 1/6/2021 8:24:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #34: 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:
- Humm... let's beef up the AOP a bit
* Iron Brigade placed at Washington, DC.
- Regards, Jeff
- Logfile written.
27 1/6/2021 8:19:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Draw Strategy cards 5 cards drawn.

26 1/5/2021 5:15:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message USA could start.

Regards, Thomas
25 1/5/2021 5:13:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 5 cards drawn.

24 1/5/2021 5:13:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate End Turn
23 1/5/2021 5:12:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message CSA general placement:
Bragg, Smith and Stuart to Strasburg.
22 1/5/2021 10:45:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Message - Greetings,

- Okay let's see here.

* McClellan moved Kentucky to Cairo.

* Halleck moved Kentucky to Bloomington, IN.
* Halleck moved Bloomington, IN to Kentucky.
* Pope moved Kentucky to Bloomington, IN.
- Nope right the first time
* UNDO: - Nope right the first time
* Pope moved Bloomington, IN to Kentucky.
* Halleck moved Kentucky to Bloomington, IN.

* Pope moved Kentucky to Pittsburgh.

* Burnside moved Kentucky to Army of the Potomac: Other Generals.
* Banks moved Kentucky to Army of the Potomac: Other Generals.
* Buell moved Kentucky to Army of the Potomac: Other Generals.
* Rosecrans moved Kentucky to Army of the Potomac: Other Generals.
- Regards, Jeff
- Logfile written.

21 1/5/2021 10:40:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 999-sided die x 7

133
751
425
254
908
454
476


Message from Union:
Thanks thought it was something like that, but wasn't 100% sure.

From 1st to last die:
McClellan
Rosecrans
Pope
Halleck
Buell
Banks
Burnside

From lowest to highest:
Cairo
Bloomington
Pittsburgh
AoP
AoP
AoP
AoP
20 1/4/2021 12:45:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message CSA SM
1sp from Columbus-GA (n1) to Strasburg (n2)
1sp from Mobile (n0) to Strasburg (n3)
1sp from Corinth (n0) to Strasburg (n4)
1sp from Decatur (n0) to Strasburg (n5)
1sp from Charleston (n0) to Strasburg (n6)
1sp from Marion (n0) to Strasburg (n7)
1sp from Wilmington (n0) to Richmond (n2)

For General placement, usually I roll 7 dice (999 side). Example from my other game:
USA general placement
From 1st to last die:
McClellan
Rosecrans
Pope
Halleck
Buell
Banks
Burnside

From lowest to highest:
Cairo
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
W-DC
AoP
AoP
AoP
19 1/3/2021 5:02:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message - Have to admit Vassal is pretty much the only thing that keeps my gaming flowing. :-)

- Especially this past year with the conventions shutting down and very limited FTF.

- My wife plays Euro's and even HOTW/Queen's Gambit etc. but not the more hardcore wargames.

- Okay let's see here SM
- Well I do need more troos it seems
- troops

- Going to Pittsburg
- 3 SP from DC
- No make that 5
* 5 Union SP moved Washington, DC to Baltimore.
* 5 Union SP moved Baltimore to York.
* 5 Union SP moved York to Harrisburg.
* 5 Union SP moved Harrisburg to Lewistown.
* 5 Union SP moved Lewistown to Johnstown.
* 5 Union SP moved Johnstown to Pittsburgh.
* Union Strategic Movement Available set to 14.
* Union Strategic Movement Available set to 13.
* Union Strategic Movement Available set to 12.
* Union Strategic Movement Available set to 11.
* Union Strategic Movement Available set to 10.

- Leaves 7 SP with the AOP
* Army of the Potomac SP set to strength 7.
* 3 Union SP picked up at Washington, DC.

- From Salem 1 SP to Jackson OH and 1 to Zanesville OH
* 1 Union SP dropped off at Salem/Vandalia.
* 1 Union SP moved Salem/Vandalia to Zanesville.
* 1 Union SP moved Salem/Vandalia to Jackson, OH.
* Union Strategic Movement Available set to 9.
* Union Strategic Movement Available set to 8.

- Okay best I can do for now.
- Been awhile, reminder on how we randomize the Generals?

- Regards, Jeff
- Logfile written.

18 1/3/2021 8:04:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Thanks for the precision, it’s clear now. I’m not used to Vassal.

CSA reinforcement
9 States
VA: Manassas (n1)
NC: Fort-Fisher (n1)
SC : Marion (n1)
FL : Fort-Gadson (n1)
GA : Columbus (n1)
TN : Nashville (n2)
AL : Decatur (n1)
MS : Corinth (n1)
TX : Sabine City (n1)

4 blockade port
Sabine City (n2)
Columbus-GA (n2)
Charleston (n1)
Wilmington (n2)

Regards, Thomas
17 1/2/2021 5:42:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Sorry, I'm so used to Vassal - been using it since it came out as VASL - that I forget some people are not familiar with it's text readout.
Although in fairness it was designed for exchanging files or live play online.
Basically this module puts out everything that changes in the game state - or at least most of it.  *** = what occurred
5 Union SP placed at Washington, DC.
***  a 5 SP counter added in DC
* 1 Union SP placed at Washington, DC.
*** a 1 SP counter added in DC
* Union SP set to strength 2 at Washington, DC. * Union SP set to strength 3 at Washington, DC.
***** a 1 SP counter in DC upgraded to level 3 [ie: at 8 SP added to DC now]
* 1 Union SP placed at Salem/Vandalia.
**** a 1 SP counter added to Salem/Vandalia
* Union SP set to strength 2 at Salem/Vandalia.
**** same 1 SP counter upgraded to 2 SP [ie: 2 SP added to the location]
* 1 Union SP placed at Jonesborough.
**** 1 SP added in Jonesborough

* Union SP set to strength 2 at Cairo.
***********  the 1 SP counter in Cario upgraded to a 2 SP [ie: added 1 SP]
* 1 Union SP placed at Columbus, OH.
***********  1 SP added in Columbus
* 5 Union SP placed at Bloomington, IN.
*******  a 5 SP counter placed in Bloomington
Hopefully that helps!
Hope you had a great New Years and welcome to 2021!!  :-)
16 1/1/2021 2:59:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Message I’m not sur to understand your reinforcement.
You should add 8sp in W-DC, so now AoP would have 12sp (4+8).
Why did you add only 6sp? What means “* Union SP set to strength 2 at Washington, DC.
* Union SP set to strength 3 at Washington, DC.”?

You add 1sp in Salem-Vandelia, there is now 1sp in this space (no sp there before). What means “* Union SP set to strength 2 at Salem/Vandalia.”?

Happy new year 2021!

Regards, Thomas
15 12/31/2020 3:01:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Message Jeff> - Have a momentary break in the holdiay festivties, let's see if I can get through this quickly. :-)
* Jeff advances to Turn 2.
* Auto Stack Organization Preference set to ON.
* Card Management Preference set to ACTS.
* 5 Union SP placed at Washington, DC.
* 1 Union SP placed at Washington, DC.
* Union SP set to strength 2 at Washington, DC.
* Union SP set to strength 3 at Washington, DC.
* 1 Union SP placed at Salem/Vandalia.
* Union SP set to strength 2 at Salem/Vandalia.
* 1 Union SP placed at Jonesborough.
* Union SP set to strength 2 at Cairo.
* 1 Union SP placed at Columbus, OH.
* 5 Union SP placed at Bloomington, IN.
- Regards, Jeff
- Logfile written.
14 12/22/2020 11:14:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Political control phase – step 1
USA
None

CSA
Paducah, Franklin, Grafton, Weston, Lewisburg

Political control phase – step 2
USA
None

CSA
WV switch to CSA -> add a CSA PC to Charleston, Parkersburg and Wheeling.
USA SW: 100-
CSA SW: 100+ +5 -> 105+

Attrition phase
USA
AoP 5->4

CSA
None

If you agree, Union could start reinforcement phase.

Regards, Thomas
13 12/22/2020 11:05:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #16: 2 / Grierson's Raid
Union may place two Union PC markers in any spaces within four spaces (includes river connections) of a single Union cavalry brigade. The four space range cannot be traced through Northeast Alabama and may not contain a Confederate SP or Fort, but may contain an Ironclad or Torpedoes.

Message from Confederate:
Activate Beauregard (n4), no sp left in Manassas.
1) Strasburg
2) Winchester, pickup J.Johnston and 1sp (n5). Winchester (n0)
3) Strasburg, drop J.Johnston and 1sp (n4)
4) Franklin
5) Grafton, drop 1sp (n3)
6) Weston, drop 1sp (n2)
7) Lewisburg, drop 1sp (n1)
8) Ends move in Franklin (n1)
12 12/22/2020 9:52:00 AM Spring 1861 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:
- Hummm....
* Union SP set to strength 1 at Pittsburgh.
* 1 Union SP eliminated at Springfield, IL.
* Union SP set to strength 1 at St. Louis.
-
- Okay let's do this
* Political Control Marker (UNION) placed at Parkersburg.
* Political Control Marker (UNION) placed at Charleston, WV.
* Political Control Marker (UNION) placed at Franklin, WV.
- Regards, Jeff
- Logfile written.
11 12/21/2020 4:32:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #65: 1 / Union 90-Day Enlistments Expire
Union player removes three SPs (Union player’s choice).

Message from Confederate:
There is too many Blue uniform actually, please remove 3 of them ;-)

Regards, Thomas
10 12/21/2020 3:40:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Jeff> - Okay let's get some PC going here
* Political Control Marker (UNION) placed at Grafton.

* Political Control Marker (UNION) placed at Louisville.
- Regards, Jeff
9 12/21/2020 11:40:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #67: 2 / J.B. Eads, Riverine Ironclads
The Union Amphibious Assault modifier is increased by two.

Message from Confederate:
Activate Price (n1), Fayetteville (n0)
1) Clarksville
2) Little Rock, pickup 1sp (n2). LR (n0)
3) Elizabeth
4) Madison
5) Memphis, pickup Polk and 1sp (n3). Memphis (n0)
6) Humboldt
7) Columbus, drop Polk and 1sp (n2). Columbus (Polk +2sp + fort)
8) Ends move in Paducah (Price + 2sp)

Regards, Thomas
8 12/21/2020 10:29:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #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 Union:
- Okay let's use the railroad
* 1 Union SP moved Columbus, OH to Coshocton.
* 1 Union SP moved Coshocton to Pittsburgh.
* 1 Union SP moved Pittsburgh to Johnstown.
* 1 Union SP moved Johnstown to Lewistown.
* 1 Union SP moved Lewistown to Harrisburg.
* 1 Union SP moved Harrisburg to York.
* 1 Union SP moved York to Baltimore.
- Regards, Jeff
- Logfile written.
7 12/20/2020 10:58:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #37: 2 / Confederate Scientist
Confederate immediately receives three SPs in any friendly controlled space with a LOC, free of Union SPs or forts. No more than one SP per confederate controlled state. No SPs may be placed in Pro-Union spaces.

Message from Confederate:
When I was student I worked in US during 2 summer (Colorado and Idaho) but never visit east Coast.
As you say, maybe when Covid is solved…

As event. Add 1sp to:
Fort Philip-Jackson (n1)
Manassas (n4)
Dover (n2)
6 12/20/2020 10:16:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #89: 1 / Quaker Guns
Play as an interrupt to cancel the activation of any Union general with a strategy rating of 2 or 3.

Message from Union:
- Greetings,
- I'm in the US, near Philiadelphia.
- My speed will vary, faster during the week and much slower during the weekends. :-)
- Of course with Christmas and New Year's I'll be slower for awhile here.
- Family arrived yesterday already. :-)
- I'll be using Vassal to keep track of the game so if you wish we can exchange files, but up to you.
- I have never made it to France yet, England and Ireland a fair amount but never across the Channel.
- Hopefully once this whole Covid thing get's resolved.
- Okay on to the game, good luck!!
- Let's bring up some reinforcements to the front line
* 1 Union SP moved Philadelphia to York.
* 1 Union SP moved York to Baltimore.
* 1 Union SP moved Baltimore to Frederick.
- Regards, Jeff
- Logfile written.
5 12/20/2020 10:05:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Draw Strategy cards 4 cards drawn.

4 12/19/2020 10:53:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Union could start.
3 12/19/2020 10:52:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 4 cards drawn.

2 12/19/2020 10:52:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Hello Jeff,

I live in France and usually I could play at least 2 moves per day.

Good luck and good game :-)

Thomas
1 12/19/2020 10:06:00 AM Spring 1861 Moderator Message Pools were randomly set up here :
http://acts.warhorsesim.com/dynamic/journal.asp?id=79303

The pools are here :
https://ftp-tournament.wixsite.com/forthepeople/pools

This game must be finished to April, 10th.

The winner : please report results as follows to me (used the email on the website) at the end:
- the winner;
- the side who wins;
- the turn the game ended;
- Union and CSA SW
- Conditions of victory described by the rules (17.2 and 17.3) are met : Y/N
- which one : 17.21 , 17.22 , 17.3
- Resigning before condition 17.2 and 17.3 are met or adjudication for time : Y/N


Remember Each players will gain some points :
3 for victory,
1 for defeat with a condition described by the rules (17.2x and 17.3),
0 for resigning before condition 17.2 and 17.3 are met or adjudication for time.

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