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83 4/22/2019 1:25:00 PM September 1914 Moderator Message AP player, Jack, gets the win. Due to time pressures, Jeff has to withdraw.
82 4/22/2019 1:24:00 PM September 1914 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Tom Gregorio to Tom Gregorio
81 3/19/2019 11:24:00 AM September 1914 Moderator Message Hi Guys - You are *really* going to need to step up the pace. Six weeks in and only on turn 2? That's not going to cut it if this game goes the distance.

If there are questions or issues hampering a smooth-flowing game, please drop me an e-mail (gregorit@yahoo.com).

Thanks,
Tom
80 3/18/2019 11:46:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Flip RU4 for my losses. No advance.
79 3/18/2019 8:28:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message CP take 3 losses: (AH2) eliminated, AHc flipped. AH1 and (AHc) retreat to Tarnow.
78 3/18/2019 8:24:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Central Powers:
AP first (attack); CP second (defend).
77 3/17/2019 9:57:00 PM September 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:
AP2 AR5

Move Petrograd: RU9, RU10 to Szawli.

Move Kovno: RU1 to Insterberg.

Move Lomza: RU2 to Plock to Tannenberg and end in Insterberg.

Attack Lublin: RU4, RU5 vs Ivangorod, 6A vs 4A.
76 3/17/2019 3:46:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Central Powers:
Sedan entrench roll
75 3/17/2019 3:45:00 PM September 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:
Activate Lodz (move): GE8 to Warsaw (besiege)
Activate Breslau (move): GE9 to Warsaw
Activate Tarnopol (move): (AH2), AH1 to Ivangorod (besiege)
Activate Sedan (move): entrench
74 3/15/2019 10:56:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #10: 3 / French Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army.

Message from Allies:
AP2 AR4

FR10 in Paris.
73 3/15/2019 7:08:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #7: 3 / German Reinforcements (9th Army)
9th Army.

Message from Central Powers:
GE9 to Breslau
72 3/13/2019 4:17:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #11: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (9th Army, 10th Army)
9th Army, 10th Army.

Message from Allies:
AP2 AR3

RU9, RU10 in Petrograd.
71 3/13/2019 12:50:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Entrench Czernowitz to level 1.
70 3/11/2019 12:41:00 AM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #1: 4 / British Reinforcements (2nd Army)
2nd Army, 1 corps.

War Status increased to 1

Message from Allies:
AP2 AR2

BR2 to London, BRc to RB.
69 3/10/2019 8:22:00 PM September 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:
Activate Budapest for Movement: AH7 to Przemysl; (AH2) to Tarnow.
Activate Sarajevo for Movement: AH6 to Trieste.
68 3/10/2019 8:07:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #14: 4 / Austria - Hungary Reinforcements (7th Army)
7th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
67 3/10/2019 8:07:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Return Strategy card to hand #14: 4 / Austria - Hungary Reinforcements (7th Army)

Message from Central Powers:
66 3/9/2019 10:49:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Please incorporate the third RU move into your next Vassal file. Thanks!
65 3/9/2019 10:39:00 AM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP2 AR1

In addition to my moves in Verdun and Vallejo,

Move Ivangorod: RU4 to Lublin.
64 3/9/2019 10:32:00 AM September 1914 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #8: 2 / Russian Reinforcements (2 corps)

Message from Allies:
63 3/9/2019 10:32:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message I would like to make a change to my move.
62 3/8/2019 7:28:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Russian Reinforcements (2 corps)
2 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP2 AR1

Move Valjevo: SB2 and SBc to Skopje.

Move Verdun: (FR5) to Metz (remove trench) and end back in Verdun.
61 3/8/2019 7:15:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message In your last card you used it for the event but clicked RPs by mistake I think. You will have to retrieve the card and then play it for the event.
60 3/8/2019 5:43:00 PM September 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
59 3/8/2019 11:06:00 AM September 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:
AH7 deployed to Budapest, 2x AHc to Reserve Box
58 3/8/2019 11:04:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from Central Powers:
Mandatory Offensives: CP first; AP second.
57 3/8/2019 10:56:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
56 3/8/2019 10:56:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers End Turn
55 3/6/2019 8:25:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message My mistake. Leave (FR5) in Verdun flipped.
54 3/6/2019 3:18:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Siege Results: Belgrade Fort Destroyed
German RPs (3): Flip (GE1); Flip (GE5); Flip (GE7).
Austrian RPs (2): Flip (AH3); Recreate flipped (AH2) in Budapest.

VPs = 13 (10 + Brussels + Sedan + Belgrade)

Question - where did the third French RP come from?
53 3/6/2019 3:03:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Central Powers:
Siege roll: Belgrade
52 3/4/2019 11:44:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message AP1 AR6

1 ops -- Move Bar le Duc: (FR9) to Belfort.

RPs:

BR3 -- Flip 3 x (BRc) in NE Map.

FR3 -- Flip (FR5) in Verdun, (FR1) in Nancy, (FR9) in Belfort.

RU3 -- Flip (RU8) and (RUc) in Kamenets-Podolski.
51 3/3/2019 3:50:00 PM August 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:
Activate Stanislaw for movement: (AH3) to Czernowitz
Activate Insterberg for movement: GEc to Konigsberg; GE8 to Lodz via Tannenberg and Plock.
50 3/2/2019 1:50:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #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.

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

Message from Allies:
AP1 AR5

RPs
49 3/1/2019 6:32:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Sorry for the confusion, I'll be sure to do the attacker roll first in the future.
48 3/1/2019 6:31:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #12: 4 / German Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army, 2 corps.

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

Message from Central Powers:
47 2/28/2019 7:41:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message You are correct.

The misunderstanding on my part arose because in all the ACTS games of POG that I have played, the first number is the attacker and the second number is the defender roll. Since you specified the first role was the CP, the results hold. Both of my units flip. Please incorporate the results in your next Vassal map.

For the future, unless otherwise specified, let's have the first die roll be the attacker and the second die roll be the defender roll. If not enough dice are rolled, keep the dice already rolled and roll the additional numbers. If too many dice are rolled, ignore the excess rolls. Is this OK with you?
46 2/28/2019 7:05:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message As I read the charts, I see losses of 3 for each side. 2 factors rolling a 5 and 4 factors rolling a 3. Anything I'm missing?
45 2/28/2019 1:04:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Losses are 4-2 so AH2 to EB for two losses. Two more losses can be made up by eliminating the incoming AHc or flipping both AHc. Once I see your remaining losses I will take my losses followed by a retreat of the survivor(s) of 2 and then an option to advance by unflipped units.
44 2/27/2019 7:18:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message CP Losses: AH2 eliminated, replaced by flipped AHc.
43 2/27/2019 7:11:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Central Powers:
CP first; AP second
42 2/27/2019 12:57:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message AP1 AR4

1-ops.

Attack Kamenets-Podolski: RU8, RUc vs Czernowitz, 4A vs 2A.
41 2/26/2019 6:39:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #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:
40 2/25/2019 12:47:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Flip FR1 in Nancy for my losses. No advance in either case. Please incorporate combat results in your Vassal file.
39 2/24/2019 9:38:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message GE5 reduced, retreats to Koblenz.
38 2/24/2019 9:27:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Central Powers:
Metz attack: CP first, AP second
37 2/24/2019 9:26:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message AH3 reduced, retreats to Stanislaw via Lemberg.
36 2/24/2019 9:22:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Central Powers:
Tarnopol attack: CP first; AP second
35 2/24/2019 1:24:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #4: 2 / Pleve
RU units get a +1 drm for an attack or defense.

Message from Allies:
CC for Tarnopol attack.
34 2/24/2019 1:23:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 4 / British Reinforcements (1st Army)
1st Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP2 AR3

Attack Verdun and Attack Nancy: FR3, FR4, FR1, FR2 vs Metz, 9A vs 9A after trench effects, FR MO done.

Attack Dubno and Attack Kamenets-Podolski: RU3 and RU8 vs Tarnopol, 6A+1 vs 3A.
33 2/23/2019 6:30:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message I will eliminate the AHc in Timisvar and advance AH5 to besiege Belgrade.
32 2/23/2019 12:58:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message 4-2.

SB1 to EB. SBc comes in and retreats to Nis and ends in Valjevo.
You have options as to your losses and advance.
31 2/23/2019 12:53:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Allies:
Belgrade (4A v. 3A+1)

CP first, AP second.
30 2/23/2019 12:53:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #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:
I will use this CC in Belgrade.
29 2/22/2019 10:47:00 AM 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:
Activate Munkacs for movement: AH2 to Czernowitz.
Activate Novi Sad and Timisvar for combat: AH5 and AHc attack SB1 in Belgrade (4A v. 3A)
28 2/21/2019 1:24:00 AM 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:
AP2 AR2

SR FRc RB to Bar le Duc. (6,0)
SR FRc RB to Paris. (5,0)
SR BRc RB to Ostend. (0,0)
SR RUc RB to Kamenets-Podolski. (4,0)
27 2/20/2019 3:37:00 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:
Move Liege: GE1 to Brussels.
Move Metz: GE4 to Sedan.
26 2/20/2019 1:20:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #7: 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 Allies:
AP1 AR1

Move Antwerp: BE1 to Ostend.
Move Grenoble: FREc to Melun.
25 2/19/2019 5:15:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Thanks, over to you!
24 2/19/2019 5:14:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message GE 3rd Army advances to Sedan.
23 2/19/2019 1:13:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Great start for CP!
22 2/19/2019 1:13:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message 3 - 1.

FR5 flips and retreats to C-T and ends in Verdun.
Advance?
21 2/19/2019 1:11:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from Allies:
Sedan (5A vs. 3A)

CP first, AP second.
20 2/18/2019 9:13:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message GE 2nd Army advances to Brussels.

GE 3rd Army attack against Sedan (5A vs. 3A)
19 2/18/2019 12:13:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message BEF to EB, BEFc comes in and retreats to Antwerp and ends in Ostend. GE1 flips. Advance?
18 2/18/2019 12:12:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Allies:
It is a good idea to state the combat odds for your attack. That way, any discrepancy can be corrected before the dice are rolled.

Vs Brussels, 10A vs 5A.

CP first, AP second.

17 2/17/2019 12:03:00 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:
CP Action 1:
- Liege: GE 1st and 2nd Armies attack Brussels
- Koblenz: GE 3rd Army attacks Sedan
Any combat cards?
16 2/16/2019 10:21:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message FR MO only.
15 2/16/2019 10:20:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
AP MO roll.

To save time next time, you can ask for two numbers to be rolled. Specify that the first roll is the CP MO roll and the second is the AP MO roll.
14 2/16/2019 5:29:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Central Powers:
CP Mandatory Offensive Roll
13 2/16/2019 5:26:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
12 2/15/2019 1:14:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message The GM reset the sides and had the Allied side draw cards. We should be able to undo this since we are still in the bidding stage. Will you take 1 VP and have me play AP or do you want to increase the bid?
11 2/13/2019 10:47:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Message I reset the CP player, Jack. (Jeff would not have been able to log in, you needed to reset his side.)

Good luck to both of you!
10 2/13/2019 10:46:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Central Powers player Central Powers player changed from Jack Jung to Jeffrey Bohme
9 2/13/2019 9:26:00 PM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
8 2/13/2019 9:22:00 PM August 1914 Allies Change Allies player Allies player changed from Jeffrey Bohme to Jack Jung
7 2/13/2019 8:12:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message I will bid 1 for AP.
6 2/13/2019 9:02:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Apologies, I thought all bids were for Allies. (0 VP for Allies)
5 2/13/2019 12:02:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message You are bidding 0 VPs to play which side?
4 2/12/2019 10:57:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Jeff's bid: 0 VP
3 2/12/2019 10:55:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:

2 2/10/2019 1:52:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Message Welcome to Round One of the BPA VIII Paths of Glory Tournament!

I'll be your game moderator and should be your first point of contact for any issues related to this match. As always, the priority should be for a fun and fair match for all involved. The official launch date for this round is February 14th, 2019 but feel free to start your match immediately. Round 1 concludes on Wednesday, June 19, 2019; you'll have 125 days this round.

Contacting me: I am based in Philadelphia (US EST, GMT -5) and will generally respond to all match questions within 24 hours. I strongly recommend you e-mail me directly at "gregorit@yahoo.com" referencing your match # when you do so. If I do not respond within 48 hours, please escalate to one of the other GMs (mdauer92@yahoo.com or paulhubbard@hotmail.co.uk). If I am going to be unavailable for more than 48 hours, I will alert you ahead of time.

Issue Resolution: If either player has a concern about a particular ruling or resolution I make, feel free to raise it to the other GMs. I will also reach out to Paul and Michael if there's something I'm not sure of. Please remember that the ACTS logs are viewable for all, direct e-mail exchanges with your opponent are obviously permitted but GMs will view the ACTS logs as the authoritative record of the game.

Getting Started:
Here are my thoughts on how to get the match started:
- Introduce yourselves and set expectations regarding your availability and game pace.
- Agree on the scenario. The default is the WBC Historical Scenario as described on the POG Tournament Page and I strongly recommend its usage.
- Agree on usage of supply warnings. They are strongly recommended.
- There is no mandatory usage of a particular PBEM tool. VASSAL is recommended but not necessary and exchanging game logs is also optional.
- Bid for sides. (Initial bidder is to be random, one of you should just roll a die with a 50-50 shot of that player bidding first. Switch sides in ACTS if necessary, contact me if you need help with this.
- Draw cards. CP will then kick off the fun by rolling the turn 1 MO and playing their first card.

Have fun!

Tom Gregorio
1 2/10/2019 1:51:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Allies player Allies player changed from Tom Gregorio to Jeffrey Bohme

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