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102 12/5/2018 3:24:00 PM Master ID = 24246 Game Deleted
101 12/4/2018 2:10:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message You're of course right about the supply in forts.
Still, losing three armies is deadly. Losing one is already bad enough.

Will you start up a new game?
100 12/4/2018 2:07:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Ha, I definitely know the feeling: having a good plan, but then short circuit in the brain and suddenly you're doing something entirely else!

You should always be prepared for the worst outcome in this game. It's very unforgiving, so a small error can have devastating effects.
I would like to play it face to face sometime (never did that) but I'm afraid it could lead to some serious analysis paralysis. Playing it PBEM gives you just that extra time to make sure you don't do something immensely stupid.
99 12/3/2018 11:43:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I was going to play that card for replacements, but it was too tempting to attack. I didnt see the OOS run because I thought you would never roll a 6, and I thought the fort was mine :S
98 12/3/2018 11:39:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Well, that was a cacophony of errors.

First the failed flank.

Then you rolled a 6, so basically any other die result would have saved my corp. I also forgot that the fort at liege was not mine and was in fact destroyed.

Then I lost the combat because again the dice hate me and i rolled a 2, so could not force an additional step loss or force a retreat.

Finally, you can only move to Mannheim, not stuttgart, but it doesn't matter.

As a side: The armies in Metz and Strasbourg are not eliminated as they are in supplied forts.

Nevertheless, I must concede. gg.
97 12/3/2018 11:31:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message By the way, I obviously meant Mannheim instead of Stuttgart.

And I was home myself today as well because I'm ill. So I think I'm done for the day.
96 12/3/2018 11:29:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Well, this is the equivalent of losing your queen, your bishops and your knights in chess, so I think we should start again.

Like I said, this was a very risky strategy, going all in with no defensive lifeline.
You shouldn't have used the GE2 in that attack for the gain of only one column, because you would have hit me hard anayway.
But I think I would've played a card for RP points if I were you. It's tempting to keep attacking with the Germans, but the offensive will eventually grind down anyway, and if it does you better have a German Army in reserve.
95 12/3/2018 11:17:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Last AP round...

Well, this move is probably no surprise to you:
The BEFc moves to Stuttgart, on the way taking control of each space and thereby putting all your German armies out of supply. And since we are at the end of turn they are permanently eliminated.
94 12/3/2018 11:07:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message A result of 3. So I'll permanently eliminate the (BEF) and replace it with the BEFc.
93 12/3/2018 11:03:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Now for the attack roll on the 6-8A
92 12/3/2018 11:01:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message This is VERY risky strategy of you. Let's see how it turns out.
91 12/3/2018 10:59:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Well, it does, since a result of 5 is not possible on the 4A column...

The only possible way to fulfill that is to reduce the GE(5) and then the replacement GEc as well.
90 12/3/2018 10:54:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
True, but let's see for this action round if it matters in the end.

Defense roll on 5A.
89 12/3/2018 8:03:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I'm off today so can play some AR in the day

ill also be available after 8pm tonight for several AR if you are?
88 12/3/2018 7:53:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message The west front dice hate me
87 12/3/2018 7:52:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Central Powers:
Flank successful on 3+
86 12/3/2018 7:52:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 4 / Austria - Hungary Reinforcements (7th Army)
7th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
Audentes fortuna iuvat

AH(3) Lemburg > Przemysl
AH(2)+AHc > Munkacs

Sedan(pin) + Liege(+1drm) (attempt Flank)
85 12/3/2018 5:51:00 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:
AP round 5

VP=9
84 12/3/2018 5:50:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Yes, you're correct.
83 12/3/2018 4:57:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I'll eliminate the G(c) and reduce 2nd Army.

I dont think I can take 5 losses in this situation.


82 12/2/2018 5:09:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I had to look something up regarding canceling retreat on BGG, but it seems I can don this:
Reduce both BEF and BE(1) plus the BEc to fulfill 7 losses.
And then I remove the BE(c) to cancel the retreat.
81 12/2/2018 4:33:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Result 7/5

Let me think about how I'll execute my losses.
80 12/2/2018 4:16:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Allies:
No CC for me

15A vs 9-11A


79 12/2/2018 2:47:00 PM 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:
CP AR #5

COMBAT GE3+GE4 at Sedan AND GE2 and GE(c)at Liege vs BE(1) and BEF at Brussels
78 12/2/2018 2:35:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message CP Win battle - No Losses inflicted
77 12/2/2018 2:34:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Central Powers:
second roll - sorry cocked that up
76 12/2/2018 2:34:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Central Powers:
Combat vs Tarnow

No CC

Attacker 1st roll
Def 2nd roll

Both A3
75 12/2/2018 12:05:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
AP round 4

1) FR1 Nancy > Belfort
2) RU3 Dubno > Tarnopol
3) RU4 Ivangorod vs Tarnow
No CC
74 12/2/2018 8:29:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #5: 2 / Landwehr
CP player receives 2 extra RPs to immediately flip supplied reduced strength German units to their full strength side. They may not be spent to replace eliminated units. May not be played if Berlin is AL controlled or out of supply.

Message from Central Powers:
Flip 2nd and 7th army

over to you
73 12/2/2018 8:04:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #14: 4 / British Reinforcements (1st Army)
1st Army, 1 corps.

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

Message from Allies:
And back to you.
72 12/2/2018 7:32:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message of course, sorry.

I'll eliminate GE 1 and flip the replacement corp
71 12/2/2018 7:25:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Well, you were lucky on the eastern front, but obviously those rolls didn't make nearly that much impact as on the western front!

Regarding the losses. You have to fulfill as much losses as you possibly can. So in this case you have to do two army steps plus a corps step. You can choose in which location you will do the corps step, both are possibilities.
70 12/2/2018 6:32:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I'll flip 1st and 4th army.

Over to you
69 12/2/2018 6:30:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Bad luck for me in this game so far with the dice favoring the allies. How many 6's? xD
68 12/2/2018 6:11:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message I'm not sure what went wrong there, but of course you're right about using the column. Sorry about that!

The BEF only has to be flipped when they attack. This encourages the AP to use them in a defensive rol (as they did historically).
67 12/1/2018 5:31:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Also I think you must flip BEF as first losses due to bravery rule
66 12/1/2018 5:27:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message NOt that it makes any different to the losses but why am I rolling on 9-11? My CS is 16+ with 1S left due to trench?
65 12/1/2018 3:19:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Result 4/7
The Old Contemptibles hit back hard

I'll flip BE1
64 12/1/2018 3:16:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Allies:
No CC

Both roll on 9-11A
Attacker 1st roll
Def 2nd
63 12/1/2018 12:50:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 3 / Race to the Sea
CP units may now end movement in Ostend, Calais, and Amiens. Card may also be played as an event after CP WS is at 4.

Message from Central Powers:
CP action 3

1) AH(4) Tarnopol > Lemburg
2) COMBAT GE3+GE4 at Sedan AND GE1 and GE(2) at Liege vs BE1 and BEF at Brussels

No CC
62 12/1/2018 8:23:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Not been well and got to go out today, will post turn later
61 12/1/2018 6:13:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message ah sorry, still getting used to the etiquette, i was waiting for you to roll
60 12/1/2018 5:23:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Result 3/3. A draw.

AH3 is flipped.

Back to you for your turn.
59 12/1/2018 5:21:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
5A
58 12/1/2018 5:21:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Well, I'll just go ahead and do the attacker's roll.
57 11/29/2018 4:20:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Correct. I'll flip RU8.
56 11/29/2018 4:16:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message It seems it would have an effect on future action rounds if i choose the losses here. Prob better if you choose?
55 11/29/2018 4:13:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Yes they do. That's the risk of a failed flank attack.
54 11/29/2018 3:52:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message AP takes losses before firing back?
53 11/29/2018 3:48:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Central Powers:
No CC

AH3 (3A)
52 11/29/2018 3:27:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message No CC. You go ahead.
51 11/29/2018 3:26:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Flank attack attempt
Succesful on 3-6
50 11/29/2018 3:26:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (9th Army, 10th Army)
9th Army, 10th Army.

Message from Allies:
AP action 2

1) FRc Grenoble > Melun
2) Dubno + Kamenets-Podolski vs Tarnopol
Flank attack attempt
49 11/29/2018 3:13:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Result 2/2
A draw again

No loss for the Germans
I flip both FRc

48 11/29/2018 3:11:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Allies:
No CC for me as well.

Trench 1 and mountain terrain make it:
1A vs. 5C
1st roll attacker
2nd defender

47 11/29/2018 2:42:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #9: 4 / Reichstag Truce
May not be played after CP War Commitment Level is Total War. Add 1 VP.

Message from Central Powers:
CP action 2

1) GE3 Koblenz > Sedan
2) GE4 Metz > Sedan
3) AH(2) Munkacs > Czernowitz
4) GE(7) Mulhouse -> 2x FRc in Belfort

No CC
46 11/29/2018 2:16:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Remove AH(c) in Timisvar

AH(c) does not fire back as unable to inflict losses or draw combat
45 11/29/2018 2:14:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Central Powers:
SB1 (3A)
44 11/29/2018 2:10:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message oh no my mistake
43 11/29/2018 2:03:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message BE1 already starts in Brussels
42 11/29/2018 10:37:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP action 1

1) BE1 Antwerp > Brussels
2) FR(5) Sedan > Nancy
3) SB1 combat vs AHc in Timisvar
No CC
You can roll the dice and distibute losses
No advance after combat
41 11/28/2018 3:40:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message no worries
40 11/28/2018 2:19:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I'm having unexpected visitors this evening, so I won't be able to do a move.
Will do one tomorrow during the day (I'm having a day off).

39 11/28/2018 2:16:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message cant play to long tonight will try to get on at some point. v tired.
38 11/28/2018 4:22:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I can play some turns in the day now so if you want to post a turn in the am I can follow up.
37 11/27/2018 4:46:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Started as I mean to go on then :P
36 11/27/2018 4:44:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message It will be the first of many more, the terrible mistakes I've made with this game.... But that's how you learn.
35 11/27/2018 4:42:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message You have already fulfilled your obligation.
Mine is now on the Russians.
34 11/27/2018 4:41:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Sure, that's fine. I'll look for your move tomorrow. Annoyed i fudged my first turn :-/
33 11/27/2018 4:40:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Allies:
1st= CP
2nd= AP
32 11/27/2018 4:39:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I see we forgot to do the roll for the Mandated Offensive so I'll just do that now for the both of us.
31 11/27/2018 4:37:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I see it's already been 10.30 here, so I guess we should continue tomorrow. I can do my move when I get home, and maybe we could do a few moves later in the evening.
30 11/27/2018 4:32:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Yes, you should've attacked with GE3 as well.
However, in this case it wouldn't have mattered, because the result on the 15 column would have been a 5, so still only one flip.

Yes, I do it if it doesn't make a difference which unit I flip or not.
29 11/27/2018 4:27:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Why does the defender get to pick the other sides losses? Or do they just do it unless there is a choice to make?
28 11/27/2018 4:25:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Losses
FR2 > FR(2)
GE2 > GR(2)
27 11/27/2018 4:24:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Yea I fudged my first turn there, should have tried a flank.
26 11/27/2018 4:22:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Result 4/4 (attacker/defender)
That's actually a draw. Highly unlikely, but it can happen.
25 11/27/2018 4:20:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
3A (meaning column 3 on the Army table)
24 11/27/2018 4:18:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message ok then lets continue and you roll for you i will not use any CC either.
23 11/27/2018 4:17:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message We don't have to. It's a learning game after all.
22 11/27/2018 4:15:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message ah ok sorry, should we start again..? i think i fudged my first turn anyway.
21 11/27/2018 4:14:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message After the dice are rolled the defender takes losses for both parties (sometimes it's the attackers choice) and retreats. Then it's back to the attacker for advancing.
20 11/27/2018 4:14:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message After the dice are rolled the defender takes losses for both parties (sometimes it's the attackers choice) and retreats. Then it's back to the attacker for advancing.
19 11/27/2018 4:14:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message After the dice are rolled the defender takes losses for both parties (sometimes it's the attackers choice) and retreats. Then it's back to the attacker for advancing.
18 11/27/2018 4:14:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message After the dice are rolled the defender takes losses for both parties (sometimes it's the attackers choice) and retreats. Then it's back to the attacker for advancing.
17 11/27/2018 4:11:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Because the dice have to be rolled after the defender declares the use of a CC or not, the etiquette is that the defender rolls for both parties.
Especially when you play pbem it saves time.
16 11/27/2018 4:09:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Your're going a little bit to fast (well, I guess that's what the allies were saying to the Germans in 1914 as well):
You first have to explicitly say if you like to use a Combat Card or not. And then the defender has to do that as well. We'll leave it for now because I wasn't going to play one anyway.

15 11/27/2018 4:04:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message 4 Losses infliced
14 11/27/2018 4:03:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Central Powers:
Roll on 9-11
13 11/27/2018 4:01:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message G2 At Liege and G3 at Koblenz ATTACK FR5 ARMY at Sedan
12 11/27/2018 4:00:00 PM 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:
11 11/27/2018 3:59:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message It's fully automated so if you use a card as an event it will adjust the war status and/or remove the card from play (if applicable) etc.
10 11/27/2018 3:57:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Did you take GOA?

When you click on a card you can choose how you want to use the card (event, OP, RP etc) and in the text field you can fill in exactly what you are going to do.
9 11/27/2018 3:55:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message So now I just write out my turn here right?
8 11/27/2018 3:54:00 PM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
7 11/27/2018 3:54:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message ok i've done that now.
6 11/27/2018 3:54:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Good question. I can't remember. I guess you have to draw the cards. It'll probably ask you if you want to start with it or not.
5 11/27/2018 3:54:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
4 11/27/2018 3:52:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message How do i do that?
3 11/27/2018 3:51:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message You have to decide if you want to start with the Guns of August card or not.

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