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140 2/10/2019 2:05:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message I very much appreciate you taking the time to walk me through the game. I actually feel like I have a decent grip on the game play. I imagine it will take many more plays to really appreciate the strategy.

But, hey, I'm not even half way done reading the Guns of August.
139 2/10/2019 2:03:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message It seems that way. I thought Berlin was a supply source. Did not really plan on protecting the additional supply locations.

I assume this reflects the significance of rail networks to the war effort? Otherwise, it would seem you would be able to trace supply back to anywhere in Germany / AH.
138 2/10/2019 1:27:00 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:
Liege - BE1 to Kassel through Essen
Ivangorod - RU4 to Breslau

If I've read the rules correctly, you just lost the game because none of your units (from GE, AH, or eventually TU) are in supply. Please let me know if this is correct in your reading of the rules.
137 2/10/2019 1:25:00 PM September 1914 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #14: 4 / British Reinforcements (1st Army)

Message from Allies:
Oh heck, no since in delaying this any longer.
136 2/10/2019 1:24:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #14: 4 / British Reinforcements (1st Army)
1st Army, 1 corps.

War Status increased to 1

Message from Allies:
BR1 is placed in London
135 2/10/2019 12:22:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message File 25 should reflect the event.
134 2/10/2019 12:20:00 PM September 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:
Flipping the GE 1st Army in Koblenz, and the 7th Army in Mulhouse.
133 2/6/2019 9:49:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Okay, it is your move.
132 2/6/2019 9:44:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message I believe they are destroyed. 3 loss. I flip one, then lose the second reduced unit, and then the first reduced unit.
131 2/6/2019 9:44:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Cancel remaining RU attack (thanks for point out the problem).

Cambrai - [FR9] to Sedan
130 2/6/2019 9:42:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message I see you are right about the army and the corps in the space. Still thinking about it.

Where do you retreat your [GEc] from the previous attack.
129 2/6/2019 9:31:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Before I roll for the second battle, are you aware there is a Corps and an Army in the Czernowitz space? It will be a 3A vs 4A attack.
128 2/6/2019 9:29:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message That was bad for GE. Corps are lost. No loss to RU army.

127 2/6/2019 9:27:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
2


Message from Central Powers:
First for attack in Czestochowa. No cards. +1drm for RU. 3A vs. 3 Corps.
126 2/5/2019 9:07:00 AM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #4: 2 / Pleve
RU units get a +1 drm for an attack or defense.

Message from Allies:
Combat bonus to Ivangorod attack, no advance in either attack.
125 2/5/2019 9:07:00 AM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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.

Message from Allies:
Played for Ops:

Cambrai - [FR9] to Sedan
Chateau Thierry - FR6 to Sedan
Kamenents-Podolski - RU8 attacks Czeenowitz, 3A/1C
Ivangorod - RU4 attacks Czestochowa, 3A+1/3C
124 2/5/2019 8:53:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message trenches are not to be had by the central powers. To you. New file up.
123 2/5/2019 8:52:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Central Powers:
First move: AH corps from Timisvar to Novi Sad

Second is an attempt to entrench in Tarnopol.
122 2/5/2019 8:51:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message retooling my move. No attack. Just movement. I will be attempting to build a trench too.
121 2/5/2019 8:43:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Return Strategy card to hand #2: 2 / Wireless Intercepts

Message from Central Powers:
120 2/5/2019 8:27:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Combat #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:
Instead of rolling for a flank attack, I am playing this card to ensure it is successful. AH in Tarnow is pinning unit.

I made a file with the situation up until battle rolls.
119 2/5/2019 8:26:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Multiple nationalities in a multiple space attack need to have at least one space that has members of both nationalities in order to coordinate the attack.
118 2/5/2019 8:21:00 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:
Moving:

1st and 4th Armies from Sedan to Koblenz.

Designating attack:

AH 1st Army in Turnow
GE Corps in Czestochowa

Both are attacking Ivangorod.
117 2/4/2019 8:02:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message Yes, sorry. Just returned from the north shore. Was out of communication this weekend. Will hop on it shortly.
116 2/4/2019 10:42:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Is this game still on your radar screen? Haven't seen a response in 4 days now.
115 1/30/2019 8:36:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message I put up a file showing BE1 advancing into Liege. Your move, I believe it is T2M3 or 4.
114 1/30/2019 9:41:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message New file with my losses (ouch) and retreat. You can decide about advancing.

113 1/30/2019 9:35:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
2


Message from Central Powers:
No combat cards, so attacking units are 6 to defending units 4. Attacking die is first.
112 1/29/2019 9:35:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Uploaded file 018 that shows the end state (less the attack die roll) of my second move.
111 1/29/2019 9:33:00 AM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #1: 4 / British Reinforcements (2nd Army)
2nd Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
Brussels - [BEF] and BE1 attack Liege
Bar le Duc - [FR9] moves to Cambrai, under serious orders not to participate in counter attacks while at half strength
Valejevo - SB2 to Belgrade
110 1/29/2019 8:56:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message New file 17 shows the moves.
109 1/29/2019 8:56:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message For as lucky as I have been in battle, I have been unlucky in the trench department.
108 1/29/2019 8:56:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Central Powers:
First Army in Sedan still wants a trench. Even more so after this last attack.Equal to or less than 3

107 1/29/2019 8:52:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #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"

Message from Central Powers:
Putting up a file to show movement. One of my units will attempt to build a trench.
106 1/29/2019 8:42:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message I recognize how ridiculously lucky the last couple rolls have been for the CP. Makes me nervous about what lies ahead, when Karma comes back for me.
105 1/27/2019 8:44:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message I want to make the following statements:

1. I DID NOT foresee that this could happen. You've been extremely lucky

2. Enjoy yourself, that was amazing. File 016 has been uploaded. I'm curious about what you're going to do with the opportunity.
104 1/27/2019 4:25:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message 4 loss inflicted on my army, which should just flip him.

5 loss inflicted on attacking units.

I'll let you make a file to show the losses.
103 1/27/2019 4:23:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Central Powers:
No combat cards.

11 / 5

First die is Allied, second is Central.
102 1/27/2019 3:26:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message That sucked! Over to you to apply your combat cards and make the die roll.
101 1/27/2019 3:25:00 PM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Need 5- for flank attack.
100 1/27/2019 3:25:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Cambrai, Chateau Thierry, Verdun - Attempt flank attack. Verdun is the "Pinning space" and the other two add +1 to the chance of success. Need a 5-.
99 1/27/2019 2:15:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message No Trench in Sedan.

I have an updated Vassal file for my round.

98 1/27/2019 2:14:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Central Powers:
GE Army in Sedan desires to have a trench.

Need equal to or less than a 3.
97 1/27/2019 2:11:00 PM 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:
Movement:

GE: 1st Army, Sedan
Corps, Bremen
96 1/27/2019 1:57:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
95 1/27/2019 1:56:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message Spending my RP points:

GE: 1st and 5th armies
AH: 2nd Army
Tu: wasted
94 1/25/2019 10:09:00 AM September 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
93 1/25/2019 10:09:00 AM August 1914 Allies End Turn
92 1/25/2019 10:09:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #7: 2 / Severe Weather
Defending units in a mountain space in Fall/Winter or a swamp space in Spring/Fall get a +2 drm.

Replacement points: A: 0, BR: 1, FR: 1, IT: 0, RU: 1

Message from Allies:
Replacements:

The only reason I can do this with the card is that I am supposed to do my replacements next.

Allied Minor: Wasted
BR: Flip BRc's in Port Said and Cairo
FR: Flip FR6 in Cambrai
RU: Wasted
91 1/25/2019 9:45:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Made a file that noted my RPs. Not sure if they are recorded somewhere in ACTS.

After we play the 6th round, I assume we will each need to draw an additional card?
90 1/25/2019 9:41:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #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.

Replacement points: AH: 1, BU: 0, GE: 2, TU: 1

Message from Central Powers:
89 1/25/2019 5:31:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message The cards you had left in your hand go to the bottom of the current list of cards. I think you had 2-3 cards left?
88 1/24/2019 11:21:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Maybe we should skip the 6th round? I don't think I can see or remember what was left in my hand. Is there any way to see?
87 1/23/2019 10:29:00 AM September 1914 Allies Change game turn Game turn changed to August 1914
86 1/23/2019 10:28:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message I'm sorry, yes, it was only 5 cards. We've been sort of playing this game since 12/16 of last year and I lost track of the cards and thought we'd played 6. Please go ahead and finish the turn. It does not appear I can roll back to turn 1.
85 1/20/2019 3:13:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message Was that only 5 action rounds?
84 1/20/2019 3:04:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
83 1/19/2019 1:01:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message I've uploaded file 011, which shows the end of game turn situation.
82 1/19/2019 12:56:00 PM September 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
81 1/19/2019 12:56:00 PM August 1914 Allies End Turn
80 1/19/2019 12:56:00 PM August 1914 Allies Discard Strategy card #8: 2 / Russian Reinforcements (2 corps)

Message from Allies:
79 1/19/2019 12:49:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message FR5 flips for my losses.
78 1/19/2019 12:25:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message No, you don't have to retreat unless you take more loss factors than I did. Definitely didn't happen this time!
77 1/19/2019 12:08:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message 3 loss to germany.
5 loss to france.

Only one way to take my loss. You can make a file to apply yours. Since I win the battle, I don't have to retreat?
76 1/19/2019 12:06:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Central Powers:
Okay. 9 v 5, French v. Germans.
75 1/19/2019 11:29:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message No, I don't want to risk flank attack failure.
74 1/19/2019 10:49:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Are you attempting a flank attack on Sedan?
73 1/16/2019 10:05:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #2: 4 / Blockade
Subtract 1 VP during the War Status Phase of each Winter turn.

Message from Allies:
Antwerp: BE1 to Brussels
Paris: [FR6] to Chateau-Thierry
Cambrai and Verdun: Attack Sedan, 9/5
72 1/16/2019 10:01:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Please ignore my earlier question; there is only one legal way for you to take your losses. [GE2] is reduced to [GEc].
71 1/16/2019 9:59:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message 4/4 tie.

[BEF] becomes BEFc. How do you take your losses?
70 1/16/2019 9:58:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Allies:
GE attack on Brussels: 9 vs. 5
69 1/16/2019 9:22:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message And assuming no combat cards, the attack would be 13/4, but with trench it is 9-11 vs. 5.
68 1/16/2019 9:19:00 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:
Playing as Ops.

Moves:
AH Corps to Tarnopol
GE 8 Army and corps to Konigsberg

Activate for attack:
Liege Space
Sedan Space

They will attack BEF in Brussels

I will load a file with movement completed and the western front activated spaces marked.
67 1/14/2019 5:06:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (9th Army, 10th Army)
9th Army, 10th Army.

Message from Allies:
Played for movement in AP4, no combat. I've placed the file in the shared space.
66 1/14/2019 4:58:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I'm sorry to say that you did both incorrectly. You do NOT calculate two different combat strengths for your units. You add them all together regardless of whether they are Corps or Armies. If any of the units are an Army, you fire on the Army table with the combat strength you've previously calculated. If all of the units are Corps, you fire on the Corps table.

Also the calculation for a Flank attack is +1 for every one of your attacking units that are adjacent to the target unit and -1 for each adjacent space to your target space that contains a unit of the same nationality as your target space (I think!).
65 1/13/2019 10:03:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message No advance for the AH troops.

When you say I had the flank attack wrong, you meant my calculation of the combat strengths? But I did do the flank attack success / failure correctly? I was thinking about it last night and wondering if I really did get the +1 drm I thought I had.
64 1/12/2019 8:05:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message RUc retreat to Belaya Tserkov. Do you advance?
63 1/12/2019 8:04:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
RU8 reduced to RUc, firing on the 1 column of the Corps attack table
62 1/12/2019 8:03:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
CP attack die roll on Kamenets-Podolski (say that 3 times fast!)
61 1/12/2019 8:00:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Your math on the Flank attack is incorrect (fortunately for you). You have AH3 (3 Army combat factors) + [AH2] (1 Army combat factor) + AHc (1 corp combat factor) for a total of 5 CF and because you have one unit firing on the Army table, you look at the 5 column of the Army table.
60 1/12/2019 7:54:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I should mention that your flank attack was successful but you had an additional -1 modifier for Russian units that were adjacent to the Russian defending unit.
59 1/12/2019 2:45:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Flank attack is successful.

I am not playing combat cards.

I have 3 army / 1 corps power (so that is just treated as 4 on the army table) to your 3 army power.

If I do more than 2 loss, your army will have only 2 power, since the flank attack was successful. Hopefully I have that right.

58 1/12/2019 2:41:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Central Powers:
Attempting Flank attack with +1drm.
57 1/12/2019 2:41:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message I added a new file with my movement (4th army to Liege, 3rd Army to Metz).

I will be attempting a flank attack on Kamenets-Podolski from Tarnopol (pinning unit) and Czernowitz. Czernowitz space gives me a +1 drm on flank attack attempt.

I will submit die roll request.

56 1/12/2019 2:31:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #7: 3 / German Reinforcements (9th Army)
9th Army.

Message from Central Powers:
I understand that we cannot play reinforcements cards this turn, so playing as ops. I will be activating:

Sedan for movement
Tarnopol for attack
Czernowitz for attack

55 1/10/2019 12:53:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message No, the first 3 loss points will be used to flip the French army to its reduced side.
- Another 3 full loss points will be used to remove the Army to the Eliminated box and replace it with a French Corps in the Reserve Box (you've currently got at least 7 French corps in the Reserve).
- Another loss point will flip the French Corps to its reduced side (which is the same as the full strength side.
- The eights loss point would remove the French Corps to the Eliminated box.

As you can see French armies do not have a lot of combat strength but they have the highest endurance in the game before losing their strength and it would take 2 major attacks to remove a French army because you can't do 8 Loss factors in one attack.

By contrast, looking at attacking an Austrian army is a completely different experience. They go from 3 strength to 1 strength after 2 loss factors and drop to being a Corps after 2 more loss factors.

It is hard to predictably get more than 4 loss factors in a single attack. 4 LF drops a French army to 2 strength, it drops an AH army to a 1 strength corps.
54 1/10/2019 11:50:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Thanks. I am trying to figure out what happens if I attach Cambrai and do more than 3 loss points? Will that simply eliminate the army there?
53 1/10/2019 9:57:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message I have not seen the new map but I will look for it. Your move.
52 1/10/2019 9:56:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Not exactly. The Army is removed from the game and nothing replaces it. Not a good position to be in.
51 1/10/2019 8:50:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message A quick question. If an army is destroyed and a player doesn't have a corps in reserve, does he still remove the reduced army and replace with a corps?

Second note, I just got the deluxe reprint of POG and the two-sided mounted map is pretty attractive. They also did a nice job with all the player aids.
50 1/8/2019 9:01:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message I just uploaded file 005 which shows the French losses. Your move.
49 1/8/2019 8:54:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I have uploaded a new vassal file with all but the french losses accounted for.
48 1/8/2019 8:53:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I went to review the last vassal file and realized that there is only one defending army in Metz, as the GE 4th army moved to Sedan.

That means 3 loss against the GE 5th army in Metz, and attackers take 4 loss points. Defender wins the battle and does not have to retreat.

I'll apply losses to the BEF and 2nd Army in Liege and I'll apply losses to the 5th army in Metz (flip it). I don't know how to allocate the losses against the 4 french armies engaged in the 2nd battle, though. I'll leave that for you.

Can you take your damage against your forts? Or does that only work for defending units?
47 1/8/2019 8:45:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Flip GE4 and FR1 for the losses. Your move.
46 1/8/2019 8:41:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Central Powers:
And defender roll for Metz.
45 1/8/2019 8:34:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Central Powers:
Attack roll on Metz.
44 1/8/2019 8:33:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message For the attack on Liege, both armies will take 3 loss points, which I understand means both flip to their reduced side. Both sides "lose" so there is no winner, no retreat, and no advance.
43 1/8/2019 8:27:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Central Powers:
This is defending GE 2nd Army roll.
42 1/8/2019 8:22:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Central Powers:
No cards to play. First roll is BEF attack.
41 1/7/2019 12:04:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Correct!

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