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536 2/3/2017 12:51:00 PM Spring 1917 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Tom Gregorio to BPAPoGAdmin
535 1/23/2017 9:40:00 PM Spring 1917 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Tom Gregorio to Tom Gregorio
534 1/23/2017 9:39:00 PM Spring 1917 Moderator Message Also - saw your comment, Trevor:
"Do you know of anywhere this big picture strategy stuff is discussed?"

Consimworld is probably the best but BGG might also be useful. While BGG gets more traffic, more of the 'very seasoned experts' tend to be on CSW. (IMHO a lot of the BGG commenters really don't play in organized events so a lot of their ideas really aren't road-tested.)

Anyway, stay tuned, both of you, I expect the official start for Round 2 to be on February 3 with matchups being made a few days prior.
533 1/23/2017 9:35:00 PM Spring 1917 Moderator Message Thanks for the update, Yannick and congrats on the win.

As this is a double elimination event, Trevor, you're still in this and can get redemption in round 2. Somebody will go into the tourney finals with a prior loss - perhaps that's you!
532 1/23/2017 3:18:00 AM Spring 1917 Central Powers Message Tom,

Result report coming in. Yannick wins as AP with a CP concession on VPs on Turn 13. CP conceded as Turkey collapsed and the US started to get ready to arrive.

Looking forwards to the next round.

Trevor
531 1/23/2017 3:12:00 AM Spring 1917 Central Powers Message Interesting. Do you know of anywhere this big picture strategy stuff is discussed? I feel like I have a lot to learn.
530 1/22/2017 10:49:00 AM Spring 1917 Allies Message I think what did you in was the turn 3 limited war - it's a common strategy, but I find it delays too much when you can start bringing in armies.

As the AP, russians in forest trenches mean that you might never face the russian revolution (and I was lucky to dig in insterberg). So once I had that, it was a matter of playing all the WS cards to get to 30 ASAP. The fact that I get to play Zimmerman Telegram and Over There as dual event/ops just adds insult to injury.

Good game! Italy was a close one. However, I rolled very well in a number of key battles there.
529 1/22/2017 8:00:00 AM Spring 1917 Central Powers Message Hi - yes, I am well beaten - the AP are on top on every front except Italy, and my manpower reserves are low and falling. I might hold out another turn, but probably not!

Well done, I'm not sure I was ever in this - you very nicely stalled my early war initiative on the Western Front and Balkans by holding me up in Turkey, albeit my terrible trench digging cost me lots of OPs. I think I was close in Italy, but got distracted/held up elsewhere and couldn't take advantage.

(My usual opponent never plays Romania, or goes for US entry, so I was on unfamiliar ground on both of those. )

Anyway, well done, I will report in to the Tournament moderator.

Trevor
528 1/22/2017 6:59:00 AM Spring 1917 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
527 1/21/2017 11:46:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Message VPs are now at 1 and I'm about to play Over there as event/ops (which is much better than being able to play the russia cards as event/ops imo). The germans fight on?
526 1/21/2017 11:45:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Draw Strategy cards
525 1/21/2017 11:44:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies End Turn
524 1/21/2017 11:44:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Message None, FR
523 1/21/2017 11:44:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
MO next turn, CP first
522 1/21/2017 11:44:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Message FR1 will be elim.

4 RU: RU9,10 to Petrograd.
3 BR: Flip (BRc) in Sinai, (BRc) in RB, 2x BRc to RB
3 FR: FR1 to Paris, (FR6) in Nancy flips
2 IT: IT3 and 4 in Rome to full
1 A: CND flips, SBc in Skopje flips
521 1/21/2017 5:44:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message Lose 1VP for failure to MO, n2
520 1/21/2017 5:43:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message RPs

4GE: unflip GE5 and GE11 in Metz, GE8 in Konigsberg, GE9 in Tannenberg
2AH: unflip AH7 in Nis
1TU: build TUc in RB
519 1/21/2017 5:41:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message 4/7 - flip GE11 and (GEc) - you can choose which FR army to remove
518 1/21/2017 5:40:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Metz, 12A vs 15A
517 1/19/2017 11:46:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Message Instead, activate Verdun and Nancy to attack Metz. All full armies attack, 12A vs 15A
516 1/19/2017 4:55:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message I will, if only to prolong the death throes of the CP.

As Erzurum is already active, I will move a TUc from Erz to Mardin
515 1/18/2017 9:36:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Message Actually VPs were at 3, so it goes all the way to 0 for an auto-victory - you better stop my move then!
514 1/18/2017 9:31:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #39: 2 / They Shall Not Pass
Cancels any retreat for losing a combat if defending in a non-destroyed FR fort space. A FR unit must be present in the space. Card remains face up until a combat is lost or until end of turn.

Message from Allies:
You aware I can OOS Mosul and Baghdad? Want to take it back?

Otherwise - I move (CND) from Damascus to Diyarbakir, and ANA from Nablus to Urfa. VP to 2 from flips, then to 1 from Blockade.
513 1/18/2017 6:02:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #15: 2 / Chlorine Gas
A GE attack adds +1 drm.

Message from Central Powers:
M(Trieste): stack to Udine
M(Erzurum): TUc to Trebizond
512 1/16/2017 6:58:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #53: 5 / Army of the Orient (FR Reinforcements)
Place the French Orient Army in the Salonika space if Allied controlled, subject to stacking limits. See 9.5.3.4.

Replacement points: A: 1, BR: 3, FR: 3, IT: 2, RU: 4

Message from Allies:
511 1/16/2017 5:05:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #9: 4 / Reichstag Truce
May not be played after CP War Commitment Level is Total War. Add 1 VP.

Replacement points: AH: 2, BU: 1, GE: 3, TU: 1

Message from Central Powers:
RPs
510 1/16/2017 12:00:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Message Actually, now that I've had time to think about it, I think I will advance. Only 1/3 of a chance you'll be able to flip me by attacking.
509 1/16/2017 3:47:00 AM Winter 1917 Allies Message I have to flip the AUS in Damascus - then kill the BRc. No advance.
508 1/16/2017 2:56:00 AM Winter 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Central Powers:
Dig inInsterberg
507 1/16/2017 2:46:00 AM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message OK, could have been a lot worse - advance in Aleppo?
506 1/16/2017 2:45:00 AM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message 2/2 - TUc elim, CAU flipped
505 1/16/2017 2:44:00 AM Winter 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
5/3 in Aleppo, 2xTUc elim and BUc flipped, (BUc) retreat to Kharpat, ALL flipped

Trebizond, 4A vs 4C
504 1/16/2017 2:42:00 AM Winter 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
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Message from Central Powers:
Aleppo, 6A vs 4A
503 1/16/2017 2:42:00 AM Winter 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Combat #31: 3 / Kemal
A TU unit defender (SN unit does not count) with a combat factor of 1 or more may fire on the Army Table. May only be used in one Combat per turn. See also 12.3.4.1.

Message from Central Powers:
OK, use this to defend re Allenby.

The 2 attacks are:

Aleppo, 6A vs 4A (with CC)
Trebizond, 4A vs 4C
502 1/15/2017 5:30:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message Atually, I have RU(CAU) in Rize, not Kars (see logs 150 and 152) - did I miss a move back to Kars?
501 1/15/2017 4:49:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message OK, I didn't read down the paragraph far enough ..
500 1/15/2017 3:50:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message I think you can only activate one nr east space for combat per round ...
499 1/15/2017 10:37:00 AM Winter 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #18: 2 / Hurricane Barrage
A BR attack adds a +1 drm. ANA, AUS, CND, or PT do not qualify as BR for this purpose.

Message from Allies:
498 1/15/2017 10:37:00 AM Winter 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #35: 4 / Yanks and Tanks
Allied player conducts operations using this card and all Combats involving a US unit during this Action Round get a +2 drm.

Message from Allies:
Move- Insterberg, (RUc) to Brest-Litovsk, dig.
Szawli: RU9+RU5 to Insterberg, RUc to Grodno
Damascus: Attack Allepo, +CC 6A vs 4C
Kars: Attack Erzerum, 4A vs 4C
497 1/15/2017 10:34:00 AM Winter 1917 Allies Message 3-3, (RU2) replaced by (RUc), flip GE18.
496 1/15/2017 10:33:00 AM Winter 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Allies:
Tannenberg, 6A vs 6A
495 1/15/2017 7:32:00 AM Winter 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #43: 3 / Von Below
Cancels all trench effects for 1 GE attack against only IT unit(s).

Message from Central Powers:
M(Adana): 2xTUc to Aleppo
M(Constantinople): AoI to Adana
C(Tannenberg): armies attack Insterberg, 6A vs 6A
494 1/15/2017 7:27:00 AM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message 2/5 - AH7 flipped, SB1 elim and replaced with (SBc)
493 1/15/2017 7:25:00 AM Winter 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Central Powers:
Nis, 4A vs 5A
492 1/14/2017 11:28:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #51: 4 / Everyone Into Battle
May only be played after at least one of the following has occurred: "Blucher", "Michel" or "Peace Offensive". Allied units in Italy, France and Belgium are considered one nationality for Activation for the rest of this turn (only). Rule 12.1.11 still applies.

Message from Allies:
Petrograd: Both armies to Szawli
Beersheba: Alenby, AUS-C, BRc to Damascus, VPs = 4
Salonika: CND, BRc to Sofia, VPs = 3
Skopje: Attack Nis, 4 vs 5
491 1/13/2017 5:20:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message Flip GE8 in Konigsberg

Agreed in Metz
490 1/12/2017 6:28:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Message 3, which flips an army. Destroy (RUc) to stay in space.
489 1/12/2017 6:27:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
5
488 1/12/2017 6:27:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Message 16, my bad. So I lose an army replaced by (RUc), flip second army, answer on 5
487 1/12/2017 6:26:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
15A
486 1/12/2017 5:16:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message Yes, go ahead with attack anyway
485 1/11/2017 11:16:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Message Sorry, (GE5)
484 1/11/2017 11:16:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Message Just to confirm -

FR6 in Nancy is flipped
Metz now has GE11, (GE4), GEc
483 1/11/2017 5:55:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Message Yeah' that's alright.

Re- insterberg: I can still use the forest to stay in the space. Sure you want to use the card?
482 1/11/2017 5:40:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Combat #44: 3 / Von Hutier
Attacker fires first and cancels all trench effects for an attack against RU unit(s).

Message from Central Powers:
CC
481 1/11/2017 5:39:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #16: 2 / Liman Von Sanders
A TU (SN unit does not count) attack or defense adds a +1 drm.

Message from Central Powers:
2C(Tannenberg and Konigsberg): all attack Insterberg with CC, attack first, no trench, 16A vs whatever's left
480 1/11/2017 5:37:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message Do you want to flip an Army in Verdun or Nancy?
479 1/11/2017 5:35:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message Right - you are correct. So in log 474 I also have to eliminate (GE4) to stop the retreat, replacing with GEc

In which case, will you let me change log 475 so that (GE5) also moves to Metz (and not Koblenz)? Metz is now GE11 plus (GE5) plus GEc
478 1/11/2017 4:21:00 AM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message Ah, in Metz I had 2xGEc. Sorry, should have picked that up in the combat odds, but I forgot about the 3 for the fort in Metz. I will have to work it through when I get home this evening
477 1/10/2017 9:31:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #47: 4 / USA Reinforcements (2nd Army)
May only be played after "Over There". 2nd Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
Flip FR6 in Nancy.

SR: BEc from C-T to RB
AUS from RB to Beersheeba
CND from RB to Salonika
BR from London to RB
476 1/10/2017 9:30:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Message I had GE4 and 1x GEc in Metz - did I miss something?
475 1/10/2017 5:32:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #40: 3 / Air Superiority
A GE attack adds +1 drm.

Message from Central Powers:
M(Essen): GE11 to Metz, (GE5) to Koblenz
M(Budapest): AH6 and AH10 to Trieste
M(Breslau): GE2 to Ivangorod, GE9 to Tannenberg
474 1/10/2017 5:28:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message 5/4 - Flip GE4 and elim GEc. Flip GEc to stop retreat. You can choose
473 1/10/2017 5:27:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
2


Message from Central Powers:
Metz, 15A vs 12A
472 1/9/2017 8:05:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #5: 2 / Putnik
May only be played in 1914 and 1915. SB units get a +1 drm for an attack or defense.

Message from Allies:
Verdun and Nancy attack Metz, 15 A vs 12A, FR MO done
471 1/9/2017 8:02:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Message (IT4) to Rome, (ROc) to RB
470 1/9/2017 5:02:00 PM Winter 1917 Allies Draw Strategy cards
469 1/9/2017 4:59:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #39: 2 / German Reinforcements (2 corps)
2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
More corps ...
468 1/9/2017 4:56:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
467 1/9/2017 4:56:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Message GE and FR
466 1/9/2017 4:56:00 PM Winter 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Central Powers:
MOs, CP first
465 1/9/2017 4:55:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers End Turn
464 1/9/2017 4:55:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message I have IT2 already at full in Venice; IT1 and (IT3) in Rome - do you want to unflip IT3?

For mine:

2TU: build 2xTUc in RB
2BU: not used
4AH: not used
7GE: unflip GE8 in Konigsberg, GE11 in Essen, GE7 in Sedan, build (GE5) in Essen, GE9 in Breslau and 2x(GEc)in RB

Its another -1VP for failed MO, n5
463 1/9/2017 4:46:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Discard Strategy card #36: 2 / Mine Attack

Message from Allies:
462 1/9/2017 4:46:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Message BEc to full, rest wasted
461 1/9/2017 4:46:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #40: 2 / 14 Points
May only be played after "Zimmermann Telegram". Only the Allied player may offer Peace Terms for the rest of the game. Subtract 1 VP.

Message from Allies:
VPs =7

TUc in beersheba removed
Medina flips without a TUc to hold it (VP=6)

Flip 2x BR armies in Calais, flip FR army to full and rebuild 1x FRc, flip RU1+2 in insterberg, rebuild (RU9) in petrograd. Flip IT2 to full in Rome. A has to flip the
460 1/9/2017 4:45:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #40: 2 / 14 Points
May only be played after "Zimmermann Telegram". Only the Allied player may offer Peace Terms for the rest of the game. Subtract 1 VP.

Message from Allies:
VPs =7

TUc in beersheba removed
Medina flips without a TUc to hold it (VP=6)

Flip 2x BR armies in Calais, flip FR army to full and rebuild 1x FRc, flip RU1+2 in insterberg, rebuild (RU9) in petrograd. Flip IT2 to full in Rome. A has to flip the
459 1/9/2017 4:21:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message Flip GE8 in Konigsberg for losses in previous AR
458 1/9/2017 4:20:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #28: 4 / Tsar Takes Command
May only be played if the Russian Capitulation marker is in the "Tsar Takes Command Allowed" box.

Replacement points: AH: 2, BU: 1, GE: 3, TU: 1

Message from Central Powers:
More RPs
457 1/9/2017 4:14:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Message Gaza, I mean
456 1/9/2017 4:13:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Message Advance. TUc in Beersheeba is OOS.
455 1/9/2017 4:12:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message TUc and Beersheba fort elim, BRc flipped, you may advance
454 1/9/2017 4:11:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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3


Message from Central Powers:
Beersheba, 6A vs 3C
453 1/8/2017 6:03:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #45: 3 / Kerensky Offensive
May only be played after "Fall of Tsar" and before the "Bolshevik Revolution". Allied player conducts Operations using this card and one RU attack vs. a space with any AH, BU, or TU units adds a +2 drm. AL player announces intent to use this effect prior to the CP playerís use of defensive CC.

Message from Allies:
5-5. Flip RU1, RU2, kill (RUc). You have to kill the GEc and flip an army.

Grodno: RU10 to Insterberg.
Sinai: Attack Beersheba, 6A vs 3C
Jerusalem: Ana to Nablus
452 1/8/2017 5:54:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
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Message from Allies:
Well, I'll just go ahead in the spirit of expediency.

9A vs 9A in insterberg
451 1/8/2017 5:53:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message Nope - not sure I have any ideas what to do about it ...
450 1/8/2017 5:50:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Message Just want to confirm - you're not going to respond to my advance in Sinai?
449 1/8/2017 5:49:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message Turning in now ...
448 1/8/2017 5:49:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Message Flip FR6 in Nancy
447 1/8/2017 5:49:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #6: 3 / Entrench
Place a Level 1 Trench (not improve a Level 1 to Level 2) in any space occupied by a supplied friendly Army. Both players may now entrench. Only one player may play this card as an event.

Message from Central Powers:
M(Liege): GE4 to Metz
2C(Tannenberg and Konigsberg): Armies, and GEc in Konigsberg, attack Insterberg, 9A vs 9A
446 1/8/2017 5:44:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message 7/5 - GE5 elim and replaced with (GEc). Eliminate to prevent retreat
445 1/8/2017 5:42:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
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Message from Central Powers:
Metz, 15A vs 12A
444 1/8/2017 5:03:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #54: 5 / Zimmermann Telegram
May only be played if U.S. entry marker is in the "Zimmerman Telegram Allowed" box. Subtract 1 VP. US joins the Allies. Allows play of "Over There" on any following turn.

War Status increased to 20

Message from Allies:
VP=8
US joins allies
Alexandria: Allenby to Sinai
Cairo: 2x BRc to Sinai
Arabia: ANA to Jerusalem
Verdun and Nancy : Attack Metz, 15A vs 12
443 1/8/2017 4:43:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #20: 3 / Austria - Hungary Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army.

Message from Central Powers:
Budapest
442 1/8/2017 4:42:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #52: 4 / Convoy
May only be played after "U-Boats Unleashed". Cancels effects of that card. Subtract 1VP.

Replacement points: A: 1, BR: 2, FR: 2, IT: 1, RU: 3

Message from Allies:
RPa
441 1/8/2017 4:40:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #25: 4 / High Seas Fleet
High Seas Fleet sorties. Unless the Allied player plays the "Grand Fleet" as his next action, add 1 VP.

Replacement points: AH: 2, BU: 1, GE: 3, TU: 1

Message from Central Powers:
RPs
440 1/8/2017 4:32:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #27: 3 / Great Retreat
All RU units attacked this turn may retreat before combat. This must be announced before flank attempts, play of combat cards, and die rolls. No combat resolution takes place. The RU unit(s) must retreat 1 space. Full strength CP units may advance. Forts and non-RU units in space are still attacked. Aborted CP attacks still counts for MO purposes.

War Status increased to 18

Message from Allies:
The Great Retreat.

US Entry marker moves to "Zimmermann allowed" box.
439 1/8/2017 4:29:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message TU and FR
438 1/8/2017 4:29:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Oops - we didn't do MOs - CP first
437 1/8/2017 4:28:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #48: 4 / Turkish Reinforcements (AoI Army)
AoI Army.

Message from Central Powers:
AoI to Constantinople

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