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165 11/20/2017 8:09:00 PM Turn 6 German Message Russians are up.
164 11/20/2017 8:09:00 PM Turn 6 German Die roll request Request: 5-sided die x 1

5


Message from German:
That's Manstein, I will toss him back into the cup.

HQ5:
1-3: German
4-5: Russian
163 11/20/2017 8:08:00 PM Turn 6 German Die roll request Request: 5-sided die x 1

1


Message from German:
And here's the next HQ.

HQ5:
1-3: German
4-5: Russian
162 11/20/2017 8:01:00 PM Turn 6 German Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from German:
No worries about delays, we both have other games going on. =)

6-1 vs 1Gd HQ stack.
161 11/19/2017 9:10:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message You are up again. And sorry for the delay.
160 11/19/2017 9:09:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Russian:
Hi Tom. That retreat works for me. Next HQ:

HQ4:
1-4: German
5-6: Russian
159 11/12/2017 10:01:00 AM Turn 6 German Message 9-1 = 1 = 1DR2. I will retreat the flipped survivor and the HQ two spaces NE, you can adjust later.
158 11/12/2017 10:00:00 AM Turn 6 German Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from German:
OK, just had to tweak one move, just in case.

T6HQ4 Hollidt Attack
9-1 vs 5TkA stack.
157 11/11/2017 3:34:00 PM Turn 6 German Message OK, Hollidt, I guess I would have been happy with anything except Manstein again.
156 11/11/2017 3:30:00 PM Turn 6 German Die roll request Request: 7-sided die x 1

3


Message from German:
I will toss Manstein back in the cup. Rerolling...
HQ4:
1-5: German
6-7: Russian
155 11/11/2017 1:55:00 PM Turn 6 German Message Yup, second Manstein, need to decide whether to throw him back in.

Regarding 23Pz: I actually have to retreat SW into the overstacked hex because of the directional priority, it then has to go one further to X26 because of overstacking.

Definitely not the way I saw this turn going!

With regard to POG: Yes, I look at a lot of the POG logs, especially if I'm responsible for moderating them! Watching the Top 10 play, and I'm not one of them, is very informative. The logs themselves are good for the 'discussion' aspect but there's a lot beneath the surface as half the game is about threats/bluffs that are never carried out. I'm currently playing the guy who beat Chris B. and he has forced my CP to go with a 'Defend the Rhine' strategy which I have NEVER done using the historical scenario. =(

Anyway, likely to be tomorrow before I get an AVL move to you.
154 11/11/2017 1:26:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message You are finally up. Your second Manstein, I presume?
153 11/11/2017 1:25:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Die roll request Request: 7-sided die x 1

1


Message from Russian:
HQ4:
1-5: German
6-7: Russian
152 11/11/2017 1:18:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Russian:
Next, I have 5 units attacking your 23 Panzer in V27. 12 to 4, so 3-1.
151 11/11/2017 1:16:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Russian:
Two combats for me. In the first, 3 of my divisions attack your isolated Italians in P42. 5-1.


150 11/11/2017 1:14:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message Hi Tom. How's your PoG tournament going? Over the last week or so, I read the journals for both Chris Byrd's loss and David Dockter's loss. Totally different games. Both very interesting reads. I often enjoy reading games more than reading novels. Have you looked over either of them?
149 11/10/2017 8:46:00 AM Turn 6 Russian Message Stavka. I don't have time now, so will get to it when I get a chance. The game is over, but that particular sequence (3d Tank and then Stavka) was all I could have hoped for in terms of potentially making you adjust your plan a bit. Catch you later.
148 11/10/2017 8:45:00 AM Turn 6 Russian Die roll request Request: 8-sided die x 1

6


Message from Russian:
No combat. Next up:

1-5: German
6-8: Russian
147 11/10/2017 8:35:00 AM Turn 6 Russian Die roll request Request: 9-sided die x 1

7


Message from Russian:
Your retreat choices for me look good.

HQ2:
1-5: German
6-9: Russian
146 11/9/2017 9:40:00 PM Turn 6 German Message 1DR2.
1i flips and retreats to T27.
23Pz advances in to V27.

Final attack: 9-1 surrounded vs 305i, autokill.
145 11/9/2017 9:38:00 PM Turn 6 German Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from German:
Attack #3:
4-1 vs 1i (23Pz attacking.)
144 11/9/2017 9:38:00 PM Turn 6 German Message 4-1 = 3 = DR, enough to kill both tank defenders because of the river.
DR and 17Pz(-) advance to X25.
143 11/9/2017 9:36:00 PM Turn 6 German Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from German:
Now, second attack:
4-1 vs 2Tk, 12Tk, all 4 adjacent tanks. (24 vs 6)
142 11/9/2017 9:35:00 PM Turn 6 German Message 6Pz, 19Pz advance in and have to stop.
141 11/9/2017 9:34:00 PM Turn 6 German Message 5-1 = 5 = 1DR2. I'm going to retreat your guys, you can adjust later.
140 11/9/2017 9:33:00 PM Turn 6 German Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from German:
T6HQ1
5-1 vs 243i, 258i, all adj.
139 11/9/2017 8:22:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Message You're up first.
138 11/9/2017 8:21:00 PM Turn 6 Russian Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Russian:
Turn 6 begins and the Germans are massed to do some damage!

First HQ:
1-6: German
7-10: Russian
137 11/9/2017 8:20:00 PM Turn 5 Russian Change game turn Game turn changed to Turn 6
136 11/3/2017 8:13:00 AM Turn 5 German Message Ouch, not enough. Only 16Mot advances and I'll end my move. Log file coming.
135 11/3/2017 8:10:00 AM Turn 5 German Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from German:
Next attack:
All adjacent vs 18Tk,16 vs 3, 5-1.
134 11/3/2017 8:09:00 AM Turn 5 German Message Actually, 7Pz will advance as well.
133 11/3/2017 8:09:00 AM Turn 5 German Message Barely. DR . Regardless of your retreats, I will advance 11Pz into the space.
132 11/3/2017 8:06:00 AM Turn 5 German Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from German:
T5C8 - Hollidt attacks.

1: 7,11,23Pz vs 1,161 inf, 20 vs 4, town, 4-1
131 11/2/2017 9:14:00 PM Turn 5 German Message Manstein, he'll select Hollidt.
130 11/2/2017 9:13:00 PM Turn 5 German Die roll request Request: 2-sided die x 1

1


Message from German:
T5C8
1 = Manstein
2 = 4PA
129 11/1/2017 9:59:00 PM Turn 5 German Message And you're up for your last.
128 11/1/2017 9:59:00 PM Turn 5 German Die roll request Request: 3-sided die x 1

3


Message from German:
T5C7
1-2 = German
3 = Russian
127 11/1/2017 9:05:00 PM Turn 5 Russian Message Back to you.
126 11/1/2017 9:05:00 PM Turn 5 Russian Die roll request Request: 4-sided die x 1

3


Message from Russian:
T5C6
1-3 = German
4 = Russian
125 10/29/2017 3:15:00 PM Turn 5 German Message And you're up.
124 10/29/2017 3:15:00 PM Turn 5 German Die roll request Request: 5-sided die x 1

5


Message from German:
T5C5
1-3 = German
4-5 = Russian
123 10/29/2017 2:06:00 PM Turn 5 German Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from German:
T5C4
1-4 = German
5-6 = Russian
122 10/29/2017 1:58:00 PM Turn 5 German Message And that's 1PA. Probably ideal for me at this stage.
121 10/29/2017 1:58:00 PM Turn 5 German Die roll request Request: 7-sided die x 1

2


Message from German:
T5C3
1-5 = German
6-7 = Russian
120 10/29/2017 1:45:00 PM Turn 5 Russian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Russian:
My last combat is a 5-1 against 298 division in W26.
119 10/29/2017 1:36:00 PM Turn 5 Russian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Russian:
Next, I have a 3-1 against some surrounded Italians in O38. Down to 2-1 for terrain.
118 10/29/2017 1:35:00 PM Turn 5 Russian Message Gack! DR allows your division to survive AND stay in my way. Double annoying! :)

117 10/29/2017 1:30:00 PM Turn 5 Russian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Russian:
Hi Tom. A few combats this time. First one is at Kharkov. I have 22 attacking your 3, so 7-1. Down to 5-1 for the city.
116 10/25/2017 9:41:00 PM Turn 5 Russian Message Ugh. That would be Stavka. This turn, I did not want to see it early. And I am beat, so not about to start figuring all that out tonight. Will try to get it done tomorrow, but I have company coming in, so it may be a few days. Sorry!
115 10/25/2017 9:38:00 PM Turn 5 Russian Die roll request Request: 8-sided die x 1

6


Message from Russian:
Hi Tom. My first HQ was 5th Tank. No combats requiring a roll. Here is the second activation:

T5C2
1-5 = German
6-8 = Russian
114 10/24/2017 9:06:00 AM Turn 5 German Message And the Russians are up first.
113 10/24/2017 9:06:00 AM Turn 5 German Die roll request Request: 9-sided die x 1

9


Message from German:
T5C1
1-5 = German
6-9 = Russian
112 10/24/2017 9:05:00 AM Turn 4 German Change game turn Game turn changed to Turn 5
111 10/23/2017 9:33:00 PM Turn 4 Russian Die roll request Request: 2-sided die x 1

2


Message from Russian:
The next to last HQ will be a Russian one:

1 = 2 Gd
2 = 3rd Tk
110 10/23/2017 6:41:00 PM Turn 4 Russian Message You again.
109 10/23/2017 6:41:00 PM Turn 4 Russian Die roll request Request: 3-sided die x 1

1


Message from Russian:
That last one was 1st Gd. No combats. Here is the next roll:

T4C7:
1: German
2-3: Russian
108 10/22/2017 4:05:00 PM Turn 4 German Message And the Russians are up.
107 10/22/2017 4:05:00 PM Turn 4 German Die roll request Request: 4-sided die x 1

2


Message from German:
T4C6:
1: German
2-4: Russian
106 10/22/2017 11:48:00 AM Turn 4 Russian Message You are up again.
105 10/22/2017 11:48:00 AM Turn 4 Russian Die roll request Request: 5-sided die x 1

2


Message from Russian:
My first HQ was Stavka. No combat rolls, though there were a number of auto-kills on your rear guards.

HQ5:
1-2: German
3-5: Russian
104 10/22/2017 8:40:00 AM Turn 4 German Message Phew. You're up.
103 10/22/2017 8:39:00 AM Turn 4 German Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from German:
T4C4

1-2: German
3-6: Russian
102 10/22/2017 8:25:00 AM Turn 4 German Message Ooof. You're going to get a ton in a row. F-Pico is next.
101 10/22/2017 8:24:00 AM Turn 4 German Die roll request Request: 7-sided die x 1

1


Message from German:
T4C3

1-3: German
4-7: Russian
100 10/22/2017 8:03:00 AM Turn 4 German Die roll request Request: 8-sided die x 1

2


Message from German:
T4C2

1-4: German
5-8: Russian
99 10/21/2017 9:36:00 PM Turn 4 Russian Message You are up first.
98 10/21/2017 9:34:00 PM Turn 4 Russian Die roll request Request: 9-sided die x 1

5


Message from Russian:
First initiative roll for Turn 4:

1-5: German
6-9: Russian
97 10/21/2017 9:33:00 PM Turn 2 Russian Change game turn Game turn changed to Turn 4
96 10/21/2017 8:49:00 PM Turn 2 German Message Your guy is able to retreat one space.
95 10/21/2017 8:48:00 PM Turn 2 German Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from German:
You're right, I forgot it could retreat if it started next to the major river hexside...
5-1 vs 3GM(-)
94 10/17/2017 10:39:00 PM Turn 2 German Message I suppose that's as good a time as any to roll a 1. DR, 333i retreats to LL34.

Will send my advances, reinforcements, and T4 HQ selections next.
93 10/17/2017 10:37:00 PM Turn 2 German Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from German:
T3HQ8:
All adjacent (16) vs 333i (2): 6-1
92 10/17/2017 10:13:00 PM Turn 2 Russian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Russian:
My last HQ is 5th Shock. I have just one attack. A desperate 3-2 against 6th Panzer and 23 Panzer in EE39. I have 12 attacking your 8.
91 10/17/2017 10:02:00 PM Turn 2 Russian Die roll request Request: 2-sided die x 1

2


Message from Russian:
HQ7:
1. Germans
2. Russians
90 10/17/2017 10:01:00 PM Turn 2 German Message You can ignore my last message of course, let's keep it going. =)
89 10/17/2017 10:01:00 PM Turn 2 German Message I'd be happy to play again, Bill, switching sides is fine.

You actually were doing pretty well until your spearhead across the Donets got cut off. You also did a good job getting to Rostov - 1PA would have had a tough fight. I misplayed that somehow - I can't say that I've EVER seen the Russians get there that quickly before!

Anyway, feel free to set up an ACTS game at your convenience, otherwise I'll do so tomorrow.
88 10/17/2017 9:57:00 PM Turn 2 Russian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Russian:
OK, changed my mind. Sorry for the confusion. I will try to play out one more turn and see how it goes. Hope you don't mind.

My last attack is a 5-1 versus 387 division in M26.
87 10/17/2017 9:51:00 PM Turn 2 Russian Message OK, I am going to call uncle! That was a minor thing, but the straw the broke the camels back. I had intended that to be another auto-kill, but forgot about the terrain. 1 in 6 that it mattered, and of course it did. And it gets blown a bit out of proportion in that my reinforcements can't rail down to the center of the board.

But the bigger issue is that you have destroyed the right wing of my army and I have failed my moral check!

So: great game! Thank you for playing. I know I learned a LOT about how to play the Germans and how to not play the Russians.

Let me know if you want to switch it around or play something else. No problem at all if you would prefer not to at this time.

Bill
86 10/17/2017 9:45:00 PM Turn 2 Russian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Russian:
Hi Tom. Nice attacks! Wow, I got brutalized. Tough lessons from the master!

My 1 Gd Army is up. The first couple of attacks were auto kills. Now I have a 4-1 surrounded vs your 385th division in hex J29.
85 10/15/2017 6:47:00 PM Turn 2 German Message And you're up.
84 10/15/2017 6:47:00 PM Turn 2 German Die roll request Request: 3-sided die x 1

2


Message from German:
T3HQ6
1: German
2-3: Russian
83 10/15/2017 5:51:00 PM Turn 2 German Message That will be 4PA.
82 10/15/2017 5:50:00 PM Turn 2 German Die roll request Request: 4-sided die x 1

2


Message from German:
T3HQ5
1-2: German
3-4 Russian
81 10/15/2017 5:48:00 PM Turn 2 German Message T3HQ4 - Kemp
Attack #3: 6-1, = 5 = 1DR2
4G eliminated.
6Pz advances to EE39
11Pz advances to EE38

Will next send the combat log file, then roll the next HQ.
80 10/15/2017 5:45:00 PM Turn 2 German Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from German:
T3HQ4 - Kemp
Attack #3: 6-1, 6,11Pz, (7LW), (15LW) vs 4G
79 10/15/2017 5:44:00 PM Turn 2 German Message T3HQ4 - Kemp
Attack #2: 5-1 = 5 = 1DR2

33G eliminated for inability to retreat. (The flipped unit must end up in a ZOC & can't cross the major river.)

7Pz advances into GG37.

78 10/15/2017 5:40:00 PM Turn 2 German Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from German:
T3HQ4 - Kemp
Attack #2: 5-1, 7,22Pz vs 24G
77 10/15/2017 5:39:00 PM Turn 2 German Message Not a bad start, 6 = 1DR2.
33G is flipped, must retreat to DD40.
(17Pz) advances into EE39.
76 10/15/2017 5:37:00 PM Turn 2 German Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from German:
T3HQ4 - Kemp
Attack #1: 5-1, 17,23Pz vs 33G
75 10/15/2017 2:54:00 PM Turn 2 Russian Message The Germans finally get to react in the South (I am presuming all three of your remaining chits are down there). Lots of Panzers. Could get scary!
74 10/15/2017 2:52:00 PM Turn 2 Russian Die roll request Request: 5-sided die x 1

2


Message from Russian:
Activation number 4 will be:
1-3: German
4-5: Russian
73 10/15/2017 2:50:00 PM Turn 2 Russian Message Dang, missed it by one pip. No effect.
72 10/15/2017 2:49:00 PM Turn 2 Russian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Russian:
Last, I have a 3-1 versus (17Pz) in DD38. My attackers are 13Tk, (5Mech), (7Tk), 54 Gd Rifle and 33rd Gd Rifle. Total of 9 to your 3, so 3-1.
71 10/15/2017 2:43:00 PM Turn 2 Russian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Russian:
At EE38, I have 2 GM, 3GM, 49Gd and 4 Gd attacking 11LW, 12 to 2, so 6-1.
70 10/15/2017 2:27:00 PM Turn 2 Russian Message Minor sigh of relief and a "1" would have left the traffic jam in place. Both of your road block units die as a result of the DR.
69 10/15/2017 2:26:00 PM Turn 2 Russian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Russian:
Hi Tom. My number 1 HQ is Stavka. Here is my first attack.

At hex F30, I have 4 units attacking your 7 and 13 Hungarian divisions. 8 to 2, so 4-1.
68 10/14/2017 7:02:00 PM Turn 2 German Message And it looks like you're up now.
67 10/14/2017 7:02:00 PM Turn 2 German Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from German:
T3: HQ Chit 3
1-3 = German
4-6 = Russian
66 10/14/2017 2:28:00 PM Turn 2 Russian Message The Germans are up next.

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