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82 2/19/2019 8:58:00 AM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
Place R11A in Kharkov box. Corps to RB: 7.
81 2/19/2019 1:03:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message level 1 trench in Tannenburg.
80 2/19/2019 1:03:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Central Powers:
Entrenchments at
Tannenburg 1-3
Strasbourg 1-3
79 2/19/2019 1:02:00 AM September 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:
M Tannenburg GE8 entrenches
M Budapest AH7 to Belgrade
M Strasbourg GE6 entrenches
78 2/18/2019 7:57:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #2: 4 / Blockade
Subtract 1 VP during the War Status Phase of each Winter turn.

War Status increased to 5

Message from Allies:
Event. AP WS to 5.
77 2/18/2019 7:56:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Belgrade:
Fort is destroyed.
AH corp flips and remains in Novi Sad.
AH 5th and 6th armies advance.
76 2/18/2019 7:54:00 PM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Allies:
Belgrade
AH: 6-8A
SB: 1 corps (fort)
75 2/17/2019 5:52:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message lvl 1 trench in Sedan.
74 2/17/2019 5:51:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Central Powers:
entrenchment in Sedan
require 1-3
73 2/17/2019 5:51:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
A Novi Sad AHc,AH6,AH5 to Belgrade (6a vs 1c)-

If you score a hit, flip AHc and advance the others in, if no hit scored, advance all into Belgrade.

M Sedan GE2 entrenches, GE3 back to Sedan (via Brussels), GEc back to Sedan (via Calais and Cambrai)
72 2/17/2019 5:33:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #1: 4 / British Reinforcements (2nd Army)
2nd Army, 1 corps.

War Status increased to 3

Message from Allies:
71 2/17/2019 3:20:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #12: 4 / German Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
GE10 to Essen
2xGEc to RB (8.0)
70 2/17/2019 8:38:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Nancy trench attempt unsuccessful. Mighty hard soil in Nancy. . .
69 2/17/2019 8:37:00 AM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Nancy trench attempt (-1).
68 2/17/2019 8:37:00 AM September 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:
Activate Antwerp and Nancy for Movement.
BE1A to Ostend.
Nancy attempt trench (-1).
67 2/16/2019 8:27:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #9: 4 / Reichstag Truce
May not be played after CP War Commitment Level is Total War. Add 1 VP.

War Status increased to 4

Message from Central Powers:
66 2/16/2019 8:27:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Manually change War Status Central Powers: from 5 to 3
Allies: from 2 to 2
65 2/16/2019 8:26:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Return Strategy card to hand #13: 4 / Falkenhayn

Message from Central Powers:
sorry, you haven't played Moltke yet. Take that back.
64 2/16/2019 8:26:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #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"

War Status increased to 5

Message from Central Powers:
63 2/16/2019 8:07:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Paris trench attempt successful.
Nancy trench attempt unsuccessful.

62 2/16/2019 8:06:00 PM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from Allies:
1. Paris Trench Attempt
2. Nancy Trench Attempt
61 2/16/2019 8:05:00 PM September 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:
Activate Paris, Bar le Duc, and Nancy for movement.
Paris: Fr10A to Verdun; Fr5(A) to Bar le Duc; Fr6(A) attempts trench.
Bar le Duc: Fr9A to Belfort.
Nancy: Attempt trench.
60 2/16/2019 7:21:00 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:
AH7 to Budapest
2xAHc to RB (5.0)
59 2/16/2019 7:15:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #10: 3 / French Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army.

Message from Allies:
58 2/16/2019 5:24:00 PM September 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
57 2/16/2019 4:21:00 PM 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:
lvl 1 trench in Munkacs
56 2/16/2019 4:19:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
55 2/16/2019 4:19:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message No MOs this turn.
54 2/16/2019 4:19:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Central Powers:
MOs
CP
AP
53 2/16/2019 4:18:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers End Turn
52 2/16/2019 4:18:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #3: 2 / Von Francois

Message from Central Powers:
51 2/16/2019 4:18:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #4: 2 / Severe Weather

Message from Central Powers:
50 2/16/2019 4:18:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message RPs
Germany 3
GE7 in Mulhouse
GE1 in Liege
GEc in Bremen and Oppeln to FS

Austria 2
AH2 in Munkacs and AH1 in Tarnow to FS
49 2/16/2019 9:29:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message RPs
Allies 1 - Full

Britain 2
All BRc's in NE Map to FS

France 2
Place Fr(5) in Paris
Fr 9th in Bar le Duc to FS

Russia 3
R4th in Ivangorod to FS. Full.
48 2/16/2019 9:20:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Russian Reinforcements (2 corps)
2 corps.

Message from Allies:
M Grenoble - Fr Corp to Belfort
M Belgrade - SB1A to Valjevo
47 2/14/2019 11:57:00 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:
M Inserberg GE8 to Tannenberg and GEcx2 to Konigsberg

M Sarajevo AH6 to Novi Sad
46 2/14/2019 11:55:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Also VPs are on 9 as I occupy Sedan. Most players don't bother counting the VPs unless the score is close. But happy to go with what you suggest.


45 2/14/2019 11:54:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message The easiest way to write your actions when playing for ops is the following, although the way you are doing it is fine too.

"M" for Movement
"A" for Attack
The name of the place and then who you are moving or using in the attack.

E.g. in the move you just made.

One ops;
M K-P RU8 to Czernowitz.
44 2/14/2019 6:27:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I want to take a One Ops Action - not quite sure how to do this on ACTS.
Activate Kamenets-Podolski for movement and move R8thA to Czernowitz. VPs to 8.
43 2/14/2019 12:28:00 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:
42 2/14/2019 8:10:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message VPs to 9.
41 2/14/2019 8:10:00 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:
Event
40 2/13/2019 5:14:00 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:
39 2/13/2019 4:22:00 PM 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:
Replacements
38 2/13/2019 1:19:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #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.

War Status increased to 3

Message from Central Powers:
37 2/13/2019 1:18:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message 1 hit on me only. Flip AHc and retreat to Szeged.
36 2/13/2019 1:18:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Central Powers:
Timisvar
AP 2a
CP 1c
35 2/13/2019 1:17:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message 3 hits on you. Flip RU4.

2 hits on me. Flip AH1.

No advance possible.
34 2/13/2019 1:16:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from Central Powers:
Ivangorod
AP 3a+1drm
CP 3a
33 2/13/2019 10:48:00 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:
Played on Tarnow battle.
32 2/13/2019 10:48:00 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:
Play for 2 OPs.
Activate R4A (Ivangorod) to attack Tarnow.
Activate SB1A (Belgrade) to attack Timisvar.
31 2/12/2019 10:38:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #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:
AHc in Czernowitz to Uhzgorod
GEc from RB (7.0) to Insterberg
GEc from RB (6.0) to Sedan
AHc in Stanislaw to Novi Sad
30 2/12/2019 8:03:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Got it. That makes perfect sense and I think you referenced it in a prior message. My bad and I'll remember that next time. Thanks.
29 2/12/2019 7:37:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Eric. All good with what you have done but the defender typically rolls the dice on combat outcomes. The rationale is that a CC may be played. There may be a discrepancy with the odds or one of us missed something and has a unit in the incorrect place. Generally this can always be resolved before any dice are rolled.

But nice outcomes.

Iíll retreat replacement AHc to munkacs. I am at work at the moment and will play my next card later.
28 2/12/2019 7:24:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message French corps does 1LF for no damage.
Ge 7th eliminates French corps.
27 2/12/2019 7:23:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from Allies:
Belfort
1 French Corps attacks GE7A in Mulhouse.
Fr - 1 Corps table.
Ge - 3 Army table
French MO satisfied.
26 2/12/2019 7:21:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Russian attack does 4LF to AH3A, reducing it to a corps.
Corps does no damage and must retreat 2. Russ3A advances to Tarnopol.
25 2/12/2019 7:17:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Allies:
Flank attack successful. 2 Russian A firing on 6-8 table. 1 AH unit firing on ? table.
24 2/12/2019 7:16:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Attempt flank attack at Tarnopol.
23 2/12/2019 7:14:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message A premature click. Playing Russian Reinforcements for 3 Ops. Activate Dubno, Kamenets-Podolski, and Belfort for attack.
22 2/12/2019 7:12:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (9th Army, 10th Army)
9th Army, 10th Army.

Message from Allies:
21 2/12/2019 7:09:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message BEF retreats to Ostend.
Fr (Corps) retreats to Melun.
20 2/11/2019 1:49:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Lucky. 7 hits on you. FR army to Elim. Replacement FRC flips. You can retreat 2 spaces.

I will advance both armies into sedan.
19 2/11/2019 1:47:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Central Powers:
I successfully did a flank attack and hit first.
CP 9a
AP ?
18 2/11/2019 1:46:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message I did 2 hits on you for nothing and you did 4 hits on me. Flip GE1. No advance from me.

You played withdrawal which means you need to retreat 1 space, presumably to Ostend?
17 2/11/2019 1:44:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Central Powers:
The defender rolls the dice after playing any CCS. The way it is positioned is for the Attacker to be first and followed by the defender.
Brussels
CP 5a
AP 5a

16 2/11/2019 8:17:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Ooops - I meant play Withdrawal on the BEF. Sorry about that.
15 2/11/2019 8:14:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #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:
Play on Fr5th
14 2/11/2019 8:03:00 AM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
13 2/11/2019 1:17:00 AM 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:
Sorry, I clicked a little prematurely.
12 2/11/2019 1:17:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Return Strategy card to hand #10: 3 / SUD Army

Message from Central Powers:
Sorry wrong card for opening move.
11 2/11/2019 1:14:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message CP fires first on 9a.
10 2/11/2019 1:13:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Central Powers:
flank attack on Sedan
require 3+
9 2/11/2019 1:13:00 AM 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:
A Liege GE1 to Brussels (5a vs 5a)
A Liege GE2 to Sedan
A Koblenz GE3 to Sedan (flank attack first)
8 2/11/2019 1:12:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message France MO only.
7 2/11/2019 1:11:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Central Powers:
MOs
CP
AP
6 2/11/2019 1:08:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
5 2/10/2019 4:35:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Great. I will play CP for no VPS.

I have only played a few games face to face due to the timeframes involved but I love playing PoG on ACTs. Donít worry if we canít play a move for a couple of days. We have time.

General rule with ACTs is for the CP to end the turn in every situation. It saves the button being clicked on twice.

Looking forward to the game.
4 2/10/2019 3:11:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Simon! I bid 0 to play the AP.
3 2/10/2019 1:48:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from Central Powers:
Highest number starts
Eric
Simon
2 2/10/2019 1:47:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Eric.
How are you? I am ready to start whenever you are. I am based in New Zealand which is +12GMT. I can usually play one or more moves a day. I am happy with your view on supply warnings.

Iíll roll the dice for who starts the bidding.
1 2/10/2019 12:51:00 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

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