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604 6/27/2022 10:29:00 PM Turn 7 USA Message Marc,
Thanks for the great game. You had terrible luck on most of your infantry movement rolls, which meant it was too easy for me to win the race. There were certainly a couple of touchy moments, but I rolled high for movement almost every time, especially when moving multiple units at once which is always a risk but it paid off.

I think the only errors you made were right at the beginning. First when you didn't cavalry retreat with Forrest when he was faced with an attack by a large infantry division (already discussed), and second when you entrenched Jackson instead of trying to move him west to the next road so he could break out into the open. After Forrest fled, my wagons were really able to move freely. And again they got ridiculous movement rolls.

In the face of the movement disparity, I don't know if either of those "errors" would have made much of a difference. You definitely got the short end of the stick.

Are you going to WBC? I'm planning to attend. I haven't played in the GCACW tournament before, but I'm considering it as an option. Always too many games to play!

Thanks again for the game, and perhaps we will meet again on the cardboard battlefield sometime.
603 6/27/2022 10:20:00 PM Turn 7 USA Message Looks like the Union total manpower loss of 12 is correct, since you assigned one to Coon although he ended up not losing any on the retreat, but Lowe lost one.
602 6/27/2022 10:19:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Message OK, with that movement roll, I will call it.
Can't get to your infantry - I could try to eliminate some more cavalry, but that is not going to do.
Congratulations. You made no mistakes.
There were a few moments when I thought I could win, particularly on T4 when it looked like I might roll up several divisions outside Columbia...but it did not happen.
601 6/27/2022 10:18:00 PM Turn 7 USA Message If you concur, Johnson and Lowe (f4/D1) will rout to 3408. You can add the rout to your file.
600 6/27/2022 10:16:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from CSA:
OK, lets see how far Cheatham goes. Brown and Bate both f4
599 6/27/2022 10:16:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from CSA:
Brown and Cheatham to 3114
Bate to 3014
Next init
598 6/27/2022 10:15:00 PM Turn 7 USA Message Tactical was only +2 (4 for Cleburne, 2 for R Johnson), correct? So final result is +7 for 1DR/a.
So Johnson and Lowe lose 1 manpower and rout, but are not eliminated, correct?
597 6/27/2022 10:14:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from CSA:
Bate EM +1
596 6/27/2022 10:13:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from CSA:
Lowe is eliminated. 2DR result
Now, Brown EM+1
595 6/27/2022 10:11:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from CSA:
Cleburne makes a normal attack on Lowe.
Mormal 0, RAtio (3:1) +2, Tactical +3, Hills -1, Overall: +4
USA first die
594 6/27/2022 10:04:00 PM Turn 7 USA Message Lowe will hold his position on the hill since his flanks are clear.
Over to you to attack if desired.
Since Brown and Bate are depleted, I will not cav retreat for them either if they move adjacent (assuming Lowe is still there after Cleburne finishes with him).
593 6/27/2022 9:50:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Message Cleburne f4, loses 2MV on the EM, moves to 3013.
Cav retreat?
File coming
592 6/27/2022 9:45:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Message Sorry, forgot that Cheatham moves to Brown
591 6/27/2022 9:43:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from CSA:
Cleburne EM+3
590 6/27/2022 9:35:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from CSA:
Cheatham activates Cleburne F4, Brown f2, and Bate F2
589 6/27/2022 9:30:00 PM Turn 7 USA Message Since Hatch and Coon can no longer do anything useful, they will retreat (f4/disorg) to 2418 out of the action.

I hope I didn't mislead you by earlier stating that they were planning on fighting. Had to change my mind once they were totally outflanked, but at least they slowed Cleburne a bit.

So back to you for the next impulse - file coming shortly.
588 6/27/2022 9:25:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USA:
Cavalry retreat roll for Hatch/Coon upon Cleburne's initial assault declaration.

DRM irrelevant due to assault - just need to avoid a "1".
587 6/27/2022 9:13:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Message Yes, of course. You are right.
Sorry, I seem to have lost my focus here...partly because I am pretty close to conceding.
586 6/27/2022 8:57:00 PM Turn 7 USA Message Marc, as soon as you declare the assault (before the assault roll), I can declare a cavalry retreat.
To be fair, I would have done it the first time you attempted the assault. Therefore, Cleburne would have gone to f3 as soon as you declared the attempt, but I would have skedaddled before you rolled the "6" for the assault.
So if you concur, I will conduct my cavalry retreat with Cleburne at f3, and then you can go ahead and take your impulse that you already rolled for, but of course can now do something different than a second assault since Hatch and Coon will have moved away.
Sound good? If so, I will roll for and complete my cavalry retreat.
585 6/27/2022 8:28:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Edit Manpower Losses in Combat, Retreat, or Cav Retreat GM: from 0 to 0
USA: from 11 to 12
CSA: from 6 to 6
584 6/27/2022 8:27:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Message +7 result.
USA: 1DR
CSA: a
Over to you for the rout. Cleburne will advance.
583 6/27/2022 8:25:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
4


Message from CSA:
Assault +1, Ratio 0, Tactical +2, Flanks +4, Artillery -1, Overall: +6.
USA first die.
582 6/27/2022 8:23:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from CSA:
What the heck, let's try it again.
Cheatham activates Cleburne f4 to assault again
581 6/27/2022 8:22:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from CSA:
Assault roll fails.
Next init, USA first die
580 6/27/2022 8:21:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from CSA:
Cheatham activates Cleburne f3 to assault Coon and Hatch.
Assault roll.
579 6/27/2022 6:18:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from USA:
Hatch is unable to motivate Coon to fight his way out.
Coon to f4, no assault.

Roll for initiative:
U
C
578 6/27/2022 6:17:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USA:
Activate Hatch for assault by Coon against Chalmers/Rucker.
Coon to f4.
Assault roll.
577 6/27/2022 6:05:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Message Your init, no file.
576 6/27/2022 6:05:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from CSA:
Yes, that is correct. Misread the counter.
Next init, USA first die.
575 6/27/2022 5:56:00 PM Turn 7 USA Message Armstrong and 123 IN both have a tactical rating of "1", so no +1 for tactical, correct?
That makes the result +1 for a D/D result.
If that's correct, we're both just f4/disorganized, and you can roll for initiative. 123 IN will not take the optional retreat. Stand and fight!
574 6/27/2022 5:37:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Message +2 result.
USA: Dr
CSA: Da
Armstrong, f4, disorg will advance
To you for retreat, advance, and the next init
573 6/27/2022 5:35:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from CSA:
Armstrong moves to 3511 and attacks the 123IN. Normal attack.
Normal 0, Ratio +1, Tactical +1. Overall +2
USA first die
572 6/27/2022 5:33:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from CSA:
Jackson and Ross to 2916
Armstrong EM
571 6/27/2022 5:31:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from CSA:
Ross EM +1
570 6/27/2022 5:29:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from CSA:
Jackson activates Armstrong and Ross, both f4
mps
569 6/27/2022 4:45:00 PM Turn 7 USA Message No cavalry retreat - his job is to hold up Cheatham's corps to the best of his ability.
No file - go ahead.
568 6/27/2022 4:31:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Message I think I should give you the chance for that cav retreat after all, even though I rolled for the next init...
Fill coming.
567 6/27/2022 4:30:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from CSA:
Bate to 2814
Next init, USA first die
566 6/27/2022 4:29:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from CSA:
Brown to 2814
Bate EM
565 6/27/2022 4:28:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from CSA:
Cheatham and Cleburne f2 to 2914
Brown EM
564 6/27/2022 4:26:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from CSA:
Cleburne EM
563 6/27/2022 4:25:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from CSA:
Cheatham's corps again. all f2
562 6/27/2022 4:25:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from CSA:
Cheatham's corps is not going to save the day.
Cheatham and Cleburne to 2413
Brown to 2313
Bate to 2213
Next init, USA first die.
561 6/27/2022 4:23:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from CSA:
Let's see how far Cheatham's corps gets.
All three divisions, all f1
560 6/27/2022 4:02:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from USA:
Wagon A (f1) to 5309.

Roll for initiative:
U
C
559 6/27/2022 4:01:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USA:
Sorry for the delay - trying to get some yard work done before the storm arrives.

Can't think of any way to improve my position materially right now, especially until seeing what Cheatham's corps does. So, I will activate Wagon A to continue the trek to Nashville.

Movement+0
558 6/27/2022 2:17:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from USA:
Whitaker (f4/exh/disorg) will take the optional retreat back to 3811.

Roll for initiative:
U
C
557 6/27/2022 12:25:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Edit Manpower Losses in Combat, Retreat, or Cav Retreat GM: from 0 to 0
USA: from 11 to 11
CSA: from 5 to 6
556 6/27/2022 12:25:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Message USA: D
CSA: 1D
So that is no good for me.
You have option to retreat.
File coming.
555 6/27/2022 12:24:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from CSA:
Loring moves to 3612, makes prepared attack on Whitaker.
+1 prepared, tactical +1, ratio 0, Flanks +1, Artillery -1, Overall +2
USA first die.
554 6/27/2022 12:19:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from CSA:
Stewart activates Loring, f4
mps
EM+3
553 6/27/2022 12:18:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Message OK, this is the last turn.
The believe the VPs at this point are:
+56 for the 5 Union divisions and the 3 wagons with LOC to Nashville.
-6 for losses (11 USA losses, 5 CSA losses)
+50 vps is a Union Marginal Victory.
For me to win, I would need -11 vps this turn. That would be 6 Union losses, with no CSA losses.
Pretty unlikely, but I will keep trying a bit longer.
552 6/26/2022 9:04:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from USA:
R Johnson/Lowe (f3/disorg) to 3012.

Roll for initiative:
U
C
551 6/26/2022 9:02:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

3
3
5


Message from USA:
Activate R Johnson to march Lowe.
1st and 2nd dice movement+1
3rd die EM+1
550 6/26/2022 9:01:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from USA:
Hatch/Coon (f3) to 2915.

Roll for initiative:
U
C
549 6/26/2022 8:57:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

4
3
4


Message from USA:
More bad luck for you, although you would have needed a decent combat roll too.

Activate Hatch to march Coon.
1st and 2nd dice movement+1
3rd die EM roll+1
548 6/26/2022 8:09:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from CSA:
Assault does not happen.
Next init, USA first die.
547 6/26/2022 8:09:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from CSA:
Still the CSA init.
Stewart assaults Whitaker with Walthall and French, both f4
546 6/26/2022 8:05:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from CSA:
2nd die
545 6/26/2022 8:05:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from CSA:
Loring to 3614
Next init, USA first die.
544 6/26/2022 8:04:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from CSA:
Stewart and Walthall to 3611 (with French)
Loring EM+1
543 6/26/2022 8:03:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from CSA:
French to 3611
Walthall EM+1
542 6/26/2022 8:00:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from CSA:
6mps
French EM+1
541 6/26/2022 8:00:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from CSA:
Stewart activates French, Loring, and Walthall again, all F3
540 6/26/2022 7:59:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from CSA:
Loring to 2914 (Spring Hill)
Next init, USA first die
539 6/26/2022 7:57:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from CSA:
Walthall and Stewart to 3114
Loring EM
538 6/26/2022 7:56:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from CSA:
French to 3213
Walthall EM
537 6/26/2022 7:54:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from CSA:
5mps for Stewart's Corps.
French EM
536 6/26/2022 7:54:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from CSA:
Stewart activates Walthall, French, and Loring, all F2
535 6/26/2022 5:20:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from USA:
R Johnson/Lowe (f2) to 2815.

Roll for initiative:
U
C
534 6/26/2022 5:18:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from USA:
That's the hope!

Activate R Johnson to march Lowe.
Movement+1
533 6/26/2022 4:51:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from CSA:
Jackson, Ross, Armstrong f3 to 3114.
Next init, USA first die
532 6/26/2022 4:49:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
3


Message from CSA:
9mps, moving together, so I will roll the EMs together
Armstrong
Ross
531 6/26/2022 4:48:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
4


Message from CSA:
Jackson activate Armstrong and Ross again, f3
530 6/26/2022 4:46:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from CSA:
Jackson tries again, one hex move to 2518.
Armstrong and Ross both F2
Next init, USA first die.
529 6/26/2022 4:20:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from USA:
Hatch/Coon (f2) to 2419.

Roll for initiative:
U
C
528 6/26/2022 4:19:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
1


Message from USA:
We'll see if we can reestablish the box.

Activate Hatch to march Coon.
Movement+1
527 6/26/2022 3:59:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from CSA:
Jackson activates Armsstrong and Ross for one hex move to 2418. Both are f1.
Next init, USA first die.
526 6/26/2022 3:42:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from USA:
R Johnson/Lowe (f1) to 2417.

Roll for initiative:
U
C
525 6/26/2022 3:40:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from USA:
Activate R Johnson to march Lowe.
Movement+1
524 6/26/2022 3:26:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from CSA:
STeveson f3, exh, disorg, Hood and Lee to 3813
Next init, USA first die
523 6/26/2022 3:24:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from CSA:
Clayton to 3813, exh, disorg, f4
Stevenson EM +1
522 6/26/2022 3:23:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from CSA:
Johnson to 4113. exh, disorg, f4
Clayton EM +3
521 6/26/2022 3:21:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from CSA:
Johnson moves first.
EM +3
520 6/26/2022 3:20:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from CSA:
Lee activates Johnson F4, Clayton f4, Stevenson f3
Lee and Hood move over to Stevenson.
mps.
519 6/23/2022 5:44:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from USA:
Hatch/Coon (f1) to 2218.

Roll for initiative:
U
C
518 6/23/2022 5:41:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from USA:
Activate Hatch to march Coon.
Movement+1
517 6/23/2022 5:39:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from USA:
It's tempting to retreat up onto the hill, but probably better to keep Forrest surrounded just in case. Therefore, no retreat for Hammond.

Roll for initiative:
U
C
516 6/23/2022 10:36:00 AM Turn 7 CSA Message Well, that is not good. Both sides D.
Forrest's cavalry is done for the turn and still trapped.
I guess I should leave you the option for voluntary retreat for Hammond.
Logfile coming.
515 6/23/2022 10:35:00 AM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from CSA:
Attack goes in on Hammond.
Assault +1, Tactical +2, Ratio 0, Forrest +1, Overall +4
USA first die.
514 6/23/2022 10:34:00 AM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from CSA:
Forrest needs to fight his way out of the box.
He assaults Hammond with both Crossland and Bell.
Assault roll.
513 6/21/2022 4:27:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
3


Message from USA:
Movement 5.
Stanley transfers to Post who has become his familiar home.

Cox (exh/D1/f1) to 4210.

Stanley/Post (f1) to 4112.

Roll for inititiative:
U
C

512 6/21/2022 4:07:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USA:
Activate Stanley to march Post and Cox.
Movement+1
511 6/21/2022 4:05:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from USA:
Hammond (f1) to 4313.

Roll for initiative:
U
C
510 6/21/2022 3:59:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from USA:
Activate Hammond to march.
Movement+0
509 6/21/2022 2:46:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from CSA:
Forrest, Butler, Crossland, Bell both f1 ride to 4212
Next init, USA first die
508 6/21/2022 2:44:00 PM Turn 7 CSA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from CSA:
Forrest activates Bell and Crossland both f1
507 6/20/2022 9:23:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from USA:
123 IN (disorg/f3) to 3610.

Roll for initiative:
U
C
506 6/20/2022 9:21:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USA:
Movement 3. Leaders stay with same units.

Schofield/Wagner (exh/f1) to 3812.
Stanley/Whitaker (exh/f1) to 3712.

123 IN EM roll, +1 drm
505 6/20/2022 9:07:00 PM Turn 7 USA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USA:
Activate Schofield to march Wagner, Whitaker and 123 IN.
Movement+1

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