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698 4/5/2017 2:32:00 PM Master ID = 21696 Game Deleted
697 4/5/2017 2:31:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message Haha...not bad. BTW, we need to seed the matrix before we start. I'll go ahead and do 4 of the 7 random order cubes and set up.
696 4/5/2017 2:22:00 PM Turn 7 German Message Okay - I'm out the door, to the grocery store, where they sell…s'mores…and so much more.

I'll stop, now.
695 4/5/2017 2:09:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message I will also close out this game and setup a new one for us...
694 4/5/2017 2:08:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message I think my setup will take longer than a half-hour, probably at least an hour. With far fewer tanks it's going to be much harder to make "traps" for you. Go grocery shopping and I'll see you online after local apparent noon (LAN - a very important event in old fashioned "celestial" navigation. It even has a traditional mid-day report to the captain from the navigator that was still being observed in my day in the Navy. My guess is it still is).
693 4/5/2017 2:04:00 PM Turn 7 German Message I don't care about victory. I appreciate the humble and considerate offer.

"We're a pair of morons, but we will play on.
We make our mistakes, mostly when we're awake."
Okay, that sucks...

I'd like to play again --- this was an interesting experience, both learning and story-wise.
If you want to redo your set-up, I'll go make a run to the grocery store for a few things…which I could put off until tomorrow, but if you'll be busy for a half hour, I'll go now.
692 4/5/2017 1:58:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message The only thing for you to "notice" would have been once I revealed my tank platoon when I used it to shoot and I had a higher number than before. I certainly would have missed something like that if it had come at me. As you have noted, we trust each other to do the right thing!!
691 4/5/2017 1:54:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message Well I only had the one T-34 showing (the "squad" that got eliminated) so it's completely my fault. Nothing for you to notice.
690 4/5/2017 1:52:00 PM Turn 7 German Message So why didn't I notice this, when we started?


689 4/5/2017 1:52:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message I suggest we either start over, do another scenario or start reading rules to 1805! I don't mind at all picking this game up and conceding a victory to you. What a maroon I am.
688 4/5/2017 1:51:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message Oh my god...I took them as platoons. Whole scenario is invalidated. I told you I could easily confuse myself and make huge errors with ease.
687 4/5/2017 1:49:00 PM Turn 7 German Message No worries.

The Scenario set-up in the Playbook.
Soviet starting forces - I see 9 Rifle Platoons, some guns, and 2 T34 Squads.

686 4/5/2017 1:48:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message Apologies, didn't mean to blame you for my confusion. I can confuse myself quite completely and easily on my own!!
685 4/5/2017 1:46:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message Now you have me confused. I deployed 2 Rifle Platoons into 6 squads and 1 T-34 platoon into 3 squads at scenario start. So yes, a lot of the forces you see are squads. The T-34 over in J47 is a platoon and the other T-34 over in that area, now eliminated, was a squad (which I hate using that term as it's an individual tank). The other two T-34 squads have not yet been revealed as far as I know. Do you show another T-34 somewhere?
684 4/5/2017 1:43:00 PM Turn 7 German Message When I look at the Deployed forces, those T34s sure look like Squads.


683 4/5/2017 1:36:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message I had two platoons. I broke one down into three individual tanks ("squads") one of which was eliminated in our tank battle. I pointed out at the start that the setup rules allow each side to deploy as many platoon size counters as the Command Markers they start with (3 for me, 4 for you in this scenario). There are two more squad size tank units waiting for you like the unseen Germans in "A Walk In The Sun"...
682 4/5/2017 1:33:00 PM Turn 7 German Message If you have a third T34 Squad somewhere, then I'm confused.
i only see 2 listed in Deployments.

681 4/5/2017 1:30:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message No OpF or reaction so far.
680 4/5/2017 1:30:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message "?" in E35 is a Roadblock.
679 4/5/2017 1:28:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message Also remember that tanks can rotate their turrets and take an opportunity fire though they will -1DT.
678 4/5/2017 1:28:00 PM Turn 7 German Message Pz IV F1/E42 --- pivots left, -> E35 (9 MPs), pauses to peek into E34.
677 4/5/2017 1:27:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message Haha, no worries! Do as you intend and I'll follow suit...
676 4/5/2017 1:26:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message Understood. I think it will work. The only concern is that I do have the "?" that might have a hidden T-34 that could affect you. But let's test just making the move and allowing my reactions in response.
675 4/5/2017 1:26:00 PM Turn 7 German Message Disregard the previous message, as I've suddenly remembered something that I was going to do -- which doesn't fit with what I just said.

Hey, great start to the day, eh what?
674 4/5/2017 1:25:00 PM Turn 7 German Message The LOS from your T34 is mostly blocked, and I don't see anything else that can affect my tanks…so I'm going to run them around, all at once.
If I'm wrong, or you have a silly Reaction card to use, just let me know where in the process we've stopped.

673 4/5/2017 1:19:00 PM Turn 7 German Edit Initiative Russian: from 0 to 2
German: from 1 to 0
672 4/5/2017 1:18:00 PM Turn 7 German Message Order Cube - 3
Order - Move
Place Mission Command markers in B34, D44
Activate all units except Pinned GrenP/B42
671 4/5/2017 1:09:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message Haha, yep, I guess!
670 4/5/2017 1:07:00 PM Turn 7 German Message "Morning Myself" -- that's an interesting-sounding phrase.
669 4/5/2017 12:30:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message Take your time!! I will have a second cup of coffee and enjoy the beautiful morning myself.
668 4/5/2017 12:22:00 PM Turn 7 German Message I should have done this, already --- but I need to walk.
I'll walk fast,,,be back in half an hour…and a few minutes.
667 4/5/2017 12:19:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message I just talked to Eva and have re-scheduled our practice to Friday about noon. I am finishing breakfast and will be ready to play shortly. You can make your play when you are ready!
666 4/5/2017 10:53:00 AM Turn 7 Russian Message Good to know. I emailed Eva and will call here about 9 or 9:30 if I don't hear back. She may just show up at my house at 10 as usual. Sorry to be so indefinite on this - I guess that goes with last minute ideas like I had this morning. Meantime I'm doing my ABCs.
665 4/5/2017 10:44:00 AM Turn 7 German Message I am free, today, O Slavic Slaughterer of Saxons.
Just let me know when you are game-ready.
664 4/5/2017 10:37:00 AM Turn 7 Russian Message Good morning O ferocious Hun warrior! I am going to not go to bridge today due to aches and pains and am currently trying to reschedule the practice with Eva to Friday. I can do either activity if I had to but they have four for bridge and Eva is usually flexible. Making last minute contact with her is the issue. If that works out my schedule today is good for gaming and certainly after about 1 PM in any case. What is your schedule like today?
663 4/3/2017 9:07:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message That part's easy! You can place a Command Marker just about anywhere that isn't an enemy occupied hex. Of course if you don't have something to protect it of your own, the capture of that marker could be a major swing in the game.
662 4/3/2017 9:02:00 PM Turn 7 German Message And I have to have LOS to the hex with the tanks.
661 4/3/2017 8:59:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message Of course arty barrages and Stukas do require good luck, first to get them, secondly to hit the target. And getting the cards is a big hit in IPs so it's a very difficult balance.
660 4/3/2017 8:57:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message I think the asset cards are very important to the game. I'm not sure you'd like advice but if you got some artillery and air strikes you could take out my T-34 platoon and only have to worry about where the other two single tanks ("squads") are hidden.
659 4/3/2017 8:53:00 PM Turn 7 German Message Maybe tomorrow I'll pick up some awesome Asset cards.

Hope lies eternal…etc.
658 4/3/2017 8:44:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Edit Initiative Russian: from 0 to 0
German: from 0 to 1
657 4/3/2017 8:44:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message First order of T7

1 Cube
Asset Order
Play AC#46 Command & Contorl (last of my original hand I think)
Flip TCM in J47 to Mission Command side.

End of order. Over to you for a night of planning.

Yes, I think it actually is favoring me now just because of the loss of your F2's.
656 4/3/2017 8:41:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message Yes, I fully understand! My mortar battery order was demoralizing but much less consequential than what happened after that when the tank battle on the western edge of the board went totally my way.

You probably have figured this out but your PzIVF2s are a primary objective for me to take out. The F1s are very weak against my T-34s. I have eliminated three of yours (one platoon) for one of mine, an exchange ratio any Russian would be happy with.
655 4/3/2017 8:40:00 PM Turn 7 German Message Go ahead and do your first Order.
654 4/3/2017 8:40:00 PM Turn 7 German Message Let's see -- you have Assets cards, you have the Fate card, and I have only 1 good anti-tank Pz IV left.

I think 50-50 is being generous…to me.
653 4/3/2017 8:38:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message I have art group tomorrow so probably not able to play until after 3. If we are tired perhaps we will take a rest day. I know what my first move is and can do it now so you can spend your time planning. You probably know what it is as well.
652 4/3/2017 8:37:00 PM Turn 7 German Message Oh, you don't want to hear my thoughts - LOL.


651 4/3/2017 8:35:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message Good evening Herr Oberst. Thank you for the great day of gaming. Interesting swing in luck there at the end of T6. I now think the game is 50/50 as to eventual winner. Thoughts?
650 4/3/2017 8:33:00 PM Turn 7 German Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 5

8
5
8
1
3


Message from German:
Re-seeding matrix.
649 4/3/2017 8:33:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 5

9
6
3
7
7


Message from Russian:
Seeding the matrix for T7.
648 4/3/2017 8:32:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message No reinforcements, time to seed the matrix!
647 4/3/2017 8:31:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message I flip my MCM in J47 to Tactical Command and send the brave commissar in F45 to Pending Command.
646 4/3/2017 8:30:00 PM Turn 6 German Message Oh, I thought you'd roll a Sniper 2.
Throw away one of my Tactical markers. Put the other one in Pending.
645 4/3/2017 8:30:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Message It made no difference which Command Marker I chose as they were both going to the briefing room. Your choice to eliminate one of your markers or reduce your command range by 1.
644 4/3/2017 8:28:00 PM Turn 7 Russian Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Russian:
Sniper shot. Need a 1 or 2...
643 4/3/2017 8:28:00 PM Turn 6 Russian End Turn
642 4/3/2017 8:26:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Edit Victory Points Russian: from 8 to 11
German: from 0 to 0
641 4/3/2017 8:24:00 PM Turn 6 German Edit Initiative Russian: from 0 to 0
German: from 1 to 0
640 4/3/2017 8:24:00 PM Turn 6 German Message Event
Command Confusion
I was fairly sure that this chit would show up.
639 4/3/2017 8:21:00 PM Turn 6 German Message To the morgue. Another 3 VPs for you.
638 4/3/2017 8:21:00 PM Turn 6 German Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
7


Message from German:
Panzers defending with 17.
637 4/3/2017 8:18:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Edit Bullets Coming Your Way Russian: from 0 to 28
German: from 24 to 0
636 4/3/2017 8:18:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from Russian:
T-34 in J47 fires at PzIV in F47. Discard AC#37 (Counterbattery Fire) for APCR +4.

16+4 H1
635 4/3/2017 8:15:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Edit Initiative Russian: from 7 to 0
German: from 0 to 1
634 4/3/2017 8:15:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message Order

8 Cube
Sniper Order, flip sniper marker to Soviet side
Fire Sub-Order

Activate T-34 in J47.
633 4/3/2017 8:14:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message I will get the last cube and order done fairly quickly but have to think for a minute or two. We can then end the turn, seed the matrix and rest for the evening!
632 4/3/2017 8:12:00 PM Turn 6 German Message GrenP/C43 -> D43, E43, F43.

GrenP/B43 -> C43 and dive into trenches.

End of Order.
631 4/3/2017 8:08:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message To the morgue...no OpF or reaction.
630 4/3/2017 8:08:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
2


Message from Russian:
D 11+2
629 4/3/2017 8:07:00 PM Turn 6 German Edit Bullets Coming Your Way Russian: from 0 to 0
German: from 22 to 24
628 4/3/2017 8:07:00 PM Turn 6 German Die roll request Request: 8-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from German:
GrenP/D44 fires at F46
-1D
15 with h1.
627 4/3/2017 8:04:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message No OpF...
626 4/3/2017 8:02:00 PM Turn 6 German Message GrenP/C45 with Tactical marker -> D44 and jump into trenches, awaiting OpFire.
625 4/3/2017 8:00:00 PM Turn 6 German Message hit chit
Pinned/Unc. Kill
624 4/3/2017 7:59:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message No reaction.
623 4/3/2017 7:59:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message A hit chit for the PBI...
622 4/3/2017 7:58:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Russian:
D 11+2
621 4/3/2017 7:56:00 PM Turn 6 German Edit Bullets Coming Your Way Russian: from 34 to 0
German: from 0 to 22
620 4/3/2017 7:56:00 PM Turn 6 German Die roll request Request: 8-sided die x 2

3
4


Message from German:
GrenP/D46 fires at F46.
-1D
15 with h1.
619 4/3/2017 7:55:00 PM Turn 6 German Message Tactical Command marker is in C45.
618 4/3/2017 7:53:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message No OpF. Did the Tactical Command Marker go with that unit?
617 4/3/2017 7:52:00 PM Turn 6 German Message GrenP/C46 -> D46 and jump into trenches, awaiting OpFire.
616 4/3/2017 7:50:00 PM Turn 6 German Message hit chit
Unc. Kill/Shaken
615 4/3/2017 7:49:00 PM Turn 6 German Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from German:
tanks defending with 17
614 4/3/2017 7:47:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Edit Bullets Coming Your Way Russian: from 0 to 34
German: from 23 to 0
613 4/3/2017 7:47:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
6


Message from Russian:
OpF shot with T-34 in J47 at Pz IV in E47. Discarding AC#54 (Demolitions) for APCR+4.

15+4 H1 ROF 4
612 4/3/2017 7:44:00 PM Turn 6 German Message The LOS seems to me to run right along the edge of the woods, where the level changes from 1-2.
Soooooo, go ahead and fire away.
611 4/3/2017 7:39:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message 24.52 is one rule that pertains to the question.
610 4/3/2017 7:38:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message It may be that the rule says the woods there are all at the level of the center dot which would block LOS. If that is not the case, again, I think I can see you.
609 4/3/2017 7:37:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message They live. Can my T-34 in J47 take a shot? I think he can see you as the woods symbol in I47 that the LOS goes over is at the lower level. But I will let you decide.
608 4/3/2017 7:34:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
9


Message from Russian:
D 11+2
607 4/3/2017 7:34:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message BTW, my recall of the Assault order is that if you enter a new hex, spending MPs, you get to take the shot spending the 1 more MP before OpF can come at you. It makes sense in the Chad Jensen universe as it's part of the MP expenditure package going into that hex and is a "lump sum" of MPs.
606 4/3/2017 7:32:00 PM Turn 6 German Edit Bullets Coming Your Way Russian: from 0 to 0
German: from 33 to 23
605 4/3/2017 7:32:00 PM Turn 6 German Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
2


Message from German:
Pz IV F2Sq/E47 fires HE at F46
+1, -1D
14 with h1.
604 4/3/2017 7:32:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message No reaction.
603 4/3/2017 7:31:00 PM Turn 6 German Message Pz IV F2 Sq/D46 -> E47, pauses long enough to shoot at F46.
602 4/3/2017 7:29:00 PM Turn 6 German Message Anyway, Pz IV/E45 pivots left -> E44 -> E42, pivots right facing F41 and stops.
601 4/3/2017 7:27:00 PM Turn 6 German Message Yes, and he stays on the board long enough to spot for artillery.
600 4/3/2017 7:26:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message I just noticed that...and he goes to the briefing room at the end of the turn. Clever fellow, award him a medal!!
599 4/3/2017 7:25:00 PM Turn 6 German Message Unfortunately (for me), I don't see any legal way to get into the woods.

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