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80 3/27/2017 7:11:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Cesar
hello, are you all right ?
79 2/10/2017 2:34:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Cesar

Are you still there ?

78 1/25/2017 2:26:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Cesar
are you ok ?
It is some time that I have no news from you.
77 1/16/2017 3:07:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 2 / Oberost
German units may now attack spaces containing RU forts. (They may always besiege such spaces). May still be played for War Status after CP War Status is 4 or higher.

Message from Central Powers:
Hi Cesar,

here my move:
- 1) Belfort to move : GE7 to Strasbourg
- 2) Munkacs to attack:
- all units attack Czernowitz
- CP: 8a vs AP: 3a
- no CC from me
* CP Action 3 to OPS Card
76 1/15/2017 2:14:00 PM September 1914 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:
Activate Chateau Thierry and London for Move.
1. FR 9th and 5th Armies to Nancy
2. BR Corps to Brussels / BR 2th Army to Cambrai
75 1/12/2017 2:27:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message you may go on with your round
74 1/12/2017 2:27:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message - No losses for me in Mulhouse
- GE7 advances to Belfort and eliminates Allied trench
- Belfort is under siege
- 4 losses in attacking Nancy
- flip GEc in Strasbourg and an army in Metz
73 1/11/2017 10:30:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message I have chosen one additional step loss to cancel retreat in Nancy. Thus eliminating the corp that has replaced the army.
72 1/11/2017 3:27:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Cesar
our battle results:

Metz and Strasbourg attack Nancy
CP: 19a -1column for trench: 15A - 6 --> 7 Losses
AP: 8a +1 column for trench; -9-11A - 2 --> 4 Losses
Mulhouse attacks Dijion
CP: 5a -2 column for trench; 3A - 4 --> 3 Losses
AP: 3c +1 column for trench; 4c - 6 --> 2 Losses

Up to you decision about losses and retreats
71 1/10/2017 9:45:00 PM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

2
6
6
4


Message from Allies:
No combat cards for defense.

The dices were rolled in the following order:

1. Nancy - Defense
2. Nancy - Attack
3. Belfort - Defense
4. Belfort - Attack
70 1/10/2017 2:42:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Yes, Cesar, you're right.
Of course I am attacking Belfort and -2 left on my column attack
69 1/9/2017 9:30:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Hi Nando. Mulhouse is attacking Dijon or Belfort? If it's Belfort CP fires with 2 columns left instead of 1 because of the mountain terrain right?
68 1/8/2017 6:01:00 AM September 1914 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:
Activate:
- 1- Metz to attack
- 2- Strasbourg to attack
- 3-Mulhouse to attack

Metz and Strasbourg attack Nancy
CP: 19a -1column for tench
AP: 8a +1 column for trench

Mulhouse attacks Dijion
CP: 5a -1 column for trench
AP: 3c +1columnf for trench

No CC for me
You may roll for each side to solve battle
67 1/7/2017 4:27:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #1: 4 / British Reinforcements (2nd Army)
2nd Army, 1 corps.

War Status increased to 3

Message from Allies:
66 1/7/2017 3:46:00 PM September 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
65 1/6/2017 5:05:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #13: 4 / Falkenhayn
May be played on Aug/Sep 1914 turns only after the "Moltke" is played or without restriction beginning in Fall 1914. Cancels the effects of "Moltke". Allows play of "Place of Execution"

War Status increased to 4

Message from Central Powers:
64 1/6/2017 5:04:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message
roll for MO (Mandative Offensve)

from top:
CP - 2: AH(it) --> AH
AP - 5 --> Italy--> None
63 1/6/2017 4:59:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Central Powers:
roll for MO (Mandative Offensve)

from top:
CP
AP
62 1/6/2017 4:59:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
61 1/6/2017 4:59:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers End Turn
60 1/6/2017 4:58:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Ok, then
let's go new turn !
59 1/5/2017 8:09:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Nando. No discards.
58 1/5/2017 2:39:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Before closing turn
you may discard your combat card not used.

Waiting for your decision to go on
57 1/5/2017 2:37:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Replacement Phase

No Replacement for AP

CP: GE 3, AH 2,

GE: GE7 flipped to full, GE3 flipped to full, GEc in Bremen to full, GEc in Oppeln to full
AH: AH2 flipped to full, AH5 flipped to half from Eliminated to Budapest
56 1/5/2017 2:27:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Cesar
I am going to process end of turn.

Attrition Phase
-no units in attrition

Siege Phase.
-No fortress under siege

War Status
-checking VP:
CP: Belgrade : +1
AP: Czernowitz, Rape of Belgium: -2
Final count: 9
55 1/5/2017 12:35:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #13: 4 / Rape of Belgium
May only be played if CP played "Guns of August." May only be played as an Event if the Allied War Status is still at Mobilization. Subtract 1 VP.

War Status increased to 2

Message from Allies:
54 1/4/2017 2:04:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #10: 3 / SUD Army
One AH unit and up to 2 GE corps may stack together and be Activated for a cost of 1 OPS point. A different stack may be chosen each Action Round. If a second AH unit or a second non-GE corps unit is present, then the activation cost is 2 OPS points. This event does not supercede rule 12.1.11.

Message from Central Powers:
SR:

2 GEc from RB to Insterberg
1 GEc from RB to Metz
1 GEc from RB to Strasbourg
53 1/3/2017 9:40:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message AL 5th Action: 1 OPS

Activate Bar de Luc to Move. FR 9th Army to Chateau Thierry.
52 1/2/2017 5:08:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #14: 4 / Austria - Hungary Reinforcements (7th Army)
7th Army, 2 corps.

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

Message from Central Powers:
51 1/1/2017 8:31:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 4. 1 SB Corp from RB to Valjevo

50 1/1/2017 8:24:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #12: 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 Allies:
SR Movement:
1. 1 FR Corp from Belfort to Brussels
2. 1 FR Corp from RB to Belfort
3. 1 RU Corp from RB to Kovno
4. 1 SB Corp from RB to
49 12/30/2016 2:15:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Cesar, then

5 for 3A attacker, inflicted 2 losses. Fort destroyed, Belgrade conquered.
4 for 1c defender, inflicted no losses
48 12/29/2016 6:09:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from Allies:
I've never rolled two dices at the same time so if the system does not print defense or attack information you may consider the first one for defense.
47 12/29/2016 2:49:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message You're right
There are some conflicting informations, between map on Vassal and my declaration on ACTS messages.

In case as this, ACTS is the ruler. So, you should trust my messages and my declarations in ACTS (Of course, if you are not sure and you may ask to have a confirmation, it'll be better).

So, please don't consider may attack to Belfort (It was my first thought), but after that I decided to use my 2op card to:
-activate Stanislaw to move
-activate Belgrade to attack
46 12/28/2016 10:56:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Nando. I'm sorry but I didn't understand this action:

The units besieging Belgrade doesn't need to be activated to attack the fort? Is it for free?
You made no mention about the attack to the Belfort space in your second message. Do you still want to attack it?


45 12/28/2016 6:19:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I do a little change to my move:

1-Stanislaw to move:
-AH3 to Munkacs
-AHc to Uhzogorod
-Mulhouse to attack

2-Belgrade to attack
AH army in Belgrade attacks the fort

CP: 3A
ap: 1c


you may roll dice for each of us
44 12/28/2016 2:50:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #2: 2 / Wireless Intercepts
A Flank Attack Attempt involving at least one German unit (army or corps) vs. a space containing only RU units is automatically successful.

Message from Central Powers:
Stanislaw to move:
-AH3 to Munkacs
-AHc to Uhzogorod
-Mulhouse to attack
GE7 attacks Belfort

CP: 1A (3 -1 mountain effect -1 trench effect)
AP: 5c (2 corps + 2 fort + trench effect)
no CC from


you may roll dice for each of us
43 12/28/2016 2:22:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Cesar,
Well you are right, when you said that playing only in Vassal would be easier.
It is easier, but the problem in Vassal is, that it is not a trusted system against cheating.
Of course, I trust you, and I trust me (I am a boardgamer), but when you play a lot of PBEM games with a lot of people, sometimes you may have the doubt that something is not fair.
So only to eliminate this doubt, the most of PBEM boardgamers prefer to use ACTS, that is a system definitely sure about not cheating for rolling dice or drawing cards.
Of course, we could play only in Vassal, overall for a tutorial first game, but I suggest that we start to practice using ACTS, it'll be useful for next games.
42 12/27/2016 10:48:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Nando. I'm sorry. I have forgotten the Combat Cards. Well this is a proof that we've made the right choice going to the introductory scenario just to practice the rules and system.
I have applied the losses eliminating the SB corp and reducing the SB 1 Army on Valjevo.

But I have one question:
Don't you think that is easier to use only the Vassal Module instead of Vassal plus ACTS? I think that can there be a gap in Vassal but I couldn't find it.
41 12/27/2016 2:25:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message 5


Message from Central Powers:
roll for Belgrade, defender die.

AP: 3A (you already rolled 2) inflicted 2 losses
CP: 4A -->5; I inflict 4 losses to you.

I eliminate my corp in Belgrade for 2 losses.
You should choose your losses
40 12/27/2016 2:22:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Central Powers:
roll for Belgrade, defender die.

AP: 3A (you already rolled 2) inflicted 2 losses
CP: 4A
39 12/27/2016 2:17:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Cesar,

Ihave to give you a suggestion about attacking procedure.
It would be better that you declare which troops attack from a space, because it is not sure (like this situation) that you decide to use all your troops.
For example, you should have decided to attack only with your army and keep your corp in Valjevo put of the fight.

Btw I suppose that you are attacking with all your troops.
And another thing, after you decide and declare your attack (with which troops are involved), usually, we leave the defender rolls all dice (attacker and defender dice). Defender should decide to use some combat cards and after that he rolls for each sides.
38 12/26/2016 9:41:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Attack for Belgrade
37 12/26/2016 9:38:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
Activating Spaces:
Dubno: Move
Kamenets: Move
Valjevo: Attack
36 12/26/2016 4:53:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message My losses:
- Gec eliminated in Insterberg
* Central Powers sends GEC Insterberg to Elim *
- Eliminate AH5 in NoviSad replaced by AHc
* Central Powers sends AH 5 Novi Sad to Elim *
- all stack in TMisvar advance to Belgrade, now under siege
35 12/26/2016 4:34:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Cesar,
About my log file, yes I didn't apply losses, because I was waiting your decision on retreating.

34 12/25/2016 5:53:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Nando. I've applied losses and retreats but I forgot the retreat for Belgrade so I've generated two log files. I don't know if it's correct but the last log file generated by you dos not show your losses. Do I have to apply it for myself?
33 12/23/2016 3:06:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message FOR Tannenberg I eliminate my GEc, I don't advance.

for Belgrade, I eliminate AH5, replaced by AHc in NoviSad

waiting for your decision on losses and retreating
32 12/23/2016 2:25:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Re-assume attacks:

Tannenberg:
CP: 7A; 4+1drm--> 5 Losses inflicted
AP: 3A; 2--> 2 losses ...

Belgrade
CP: 7A; 6--> 5 losses ...
AP: 5A; 4--> 4 losses ...
31 12/23/2016 2:12:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Central Powers:
I'll roll 2 dice for Cp attack

from top to down
-Tannenberg
-Belgrade
30 12/22/2016 11:21:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
This is for Belgrade
29 12/22/2016 11:20:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
This is my dice roll for Tannengerg. (I've made a big mistake thinking that Insterberg was not in supply)
28 12/22/2016 3:06:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Combat #3: 2 / Von Francois
A GE attack vs. RU units adds a +1 drm. May be used against spaces with RU and other nationalities.

Message from Central Powers:
for attack against Tannenberg
27 12/22/2016 3:05:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #12: 4 / German Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
* Czernowitz: AHC Move/Attack * AHc move to Munkacs
* Insterberg: GEC GE8 Move/Attack * GEC GE8 attack Tannenberg
CP :7A +1drm from my CC card
AP: 3A
no CC from me, in any case no advance

* Novi Sad: AH 5 Move/Attack *
* Timisvar: AHC AH 6 Move/Attack *
all AH troops attack Belgrade.
CP: 7A
AP: 5A
no flank attack, no CC from me.

You may roll for any battles.

26 12/21/2016 11:25:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Russian Reinforcements (2 corps)
2 corps.

Message from Allies:
25 12/21/2016 4:32:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #4: 2 / Severe Weather
Defending units in a mountain space in Fall/Winter or a swamp space in Spring/Fall get a +2 drm.

Message from Central Powers:
Hi Cesar
my move:
* CP Action 2 to OPS Card
* Sarajevo: AH 6 Move/Attack *, move AH6 to TImisvar
* Tarnapol: AH 3 Move/Attack * move AH3 to Stanislaw
24 12/20/2016 4:09:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #9: 3 / Moltke
May only be played in August or September 1914. CP Activation in Belgium or France costs 1 OPS per unit (not space) until the "Falkenhayn" card is played. All units must be activated in a space. Supersedes Sud Army and Eleventh army card effects.

Message from Allies:
Playing my first card as an event
23 12/20/2016 2:14:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message In any case
I won't advance
So after retreating, you may go on with your round.
22 12/20/2016 2:13:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I give you 5 losses,
it means that you have to flip your army,
but you played 'Withdrawal'
so no losses for you,
but you have to retreat.
21 12/20/2016 2:11:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Central Powers:
roll for attack

CP: 13A
20 12/20/2016 2:11:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message with your 6 you gave me 4 losses.

So I flip my army in Koblenz, my attack

CP: 13A, I'LL ROLL in the column 12-14
19 12/19/2016 6:50:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Nando. I've not generated the new log file because I didn't make any changes in the Vassal Module.
18 12/19/2016 6:45:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Now I'll roll for defense.
17 12/19/2016 6:44:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #6: 2 / Withdrawal
Defending units negate one required Corps step loss and instead must retreat 1 space. Full strength Attacking units may advance. If no Corps step(s) lost, an Army step loss may be negated. See rule 12.6 for details.

Message from Allies:
I'm playing Withdrawal as a Combat Card before rolling for defense.
16 12/19/2016 2:36:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message of course, here I lose...

:-o

so now, you have to roll for battle

Now we are
CP - 15a
AP - 3a

your army rolls before,
so I'll respond with remaining forces
15 12/19/2016 2:35:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Central Powers:
my roll for flank attack
I need a 3 or more
14 12/19/2016 2:35:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message I repeat my intention:

All armies attack Sedan
I'll try a flank attack from Liege( I have a+1drm bonus for Koblenz)
13 12/19/2016 2:33:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Wait a momento, Cesar.
I don't want to get you confused.

Now, I have understtod, I have described my action and rolled for flank attack in another module.
So, now I have to re-roll here
12 12/19/2016 2:29:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Cesar,
I usually write in ACTS messages to explain my move.
if you read on our journal, you may read that I have played 'Guns of ugust' as event, and I decide to attack Sedan,
I have tried flank attack, and I have already rolled dice for flank attack, always using ACTS module.
Furthermore, my flank attack succeed,
so now you have to roll for battle or play combat card if you have any useful.

Another thing, usually, I don't use Vassal module to explain move (I describe in ACTS my move), but if you want I can duplicate my description on Vassal, as well.

11 12/18/2016 4:38:00 PM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
10 12/17/2016 5:29:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #1: 3 / Guns of August
May only be played in the first Action Round of the August 1914 turn. The Liege fort is destroyed. Place the GE 1st and 2nd Armies in the Liege space. The GE 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Armies are activated for Combat.

War Status increased to 2

Message from Central Powers:
Now I am going to play my first card as event
9 12/17/2016 5:10:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message MO 1st turn:

CP-3-->Tu, currently neutral nation, so None
AP-4-->IT, currently neutral nation, so None
8 12/17/2016 4:45:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
4


Message from Central Powers:
Mandatory offensive, I'll call this phase: MO

I'll roll 2 dice from top:
CP
AP
7 12/17/2016 4:44:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message following the sequence of play, after draw card.
I'll roll for Mandatory offensive
6 12/17/2016 4:43:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
5 12/17/2016 4:42:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message TO start the game in ACTS you have to click on "Draw your cards for August 1914"
4 12/17/2016 4:41:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Some things:
I have set hand with 8 cards (instead of 7), it is more used during PBEM game.

Then this is the introductory Scenario, only 3 turns to take confidence with procedure.
I'll try to use this turns to re-get in touch with the game and also I'll try to discuss with you about the move to improve our knowledge of this game and its mechanisms.

If you agree, I'll warn you about any danger in your move, and I'd be glad if you do the same for me.

3 12/17/2016 4:32:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I sent you an invitation to our folder in Dropbox.

2 12/17/2016 4:23:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Cesar
this is our game in ACTS.

1 12/17/2016 4:20:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Change Central Powers player Central Powers player changed from Nando to Nando

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