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80 2/19/2019 12:24:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message on its way
79 2/19/2019 12:17:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Gerard, do you use Vassal to track the game state?

If so, could I trouble you to send me your save file? I had mine saved on DB, and it appears to have been eaten somewhere along the line.
78 2/19/2019 12:16:00 PM September 1914 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #10: 3 / French Reinforcements (10th Army)

Message from Allies:
Yeah, we should be nicer to the Belgians, what with their delicious chocolate and all.
77 2/19/2019 12:13:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message I can destroy the BE1 by putting it OOS?
Do you wish to retract last move?
76 2/19/2019 11:40:00 AM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #10: 3 / French Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army.

Message from Allies:
75 2/19/2019 10:43:00 AM September 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:
CP5
74 2/19/2019 8:48:00 AM September 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:
73 2/19/2019 4:39:00 AM September 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:
CP4
72 2/18/2019 5:30:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #11: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (9th Army, 10th Army)
9th Army, 10th Army.

Message from Allies:
RU9, RU10 to Moscow
71 2/18/2019 5:30:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Flip RUc, no advance
70 2/18/2019 5:29:00 PM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
2


Message from Allies:
Ivangorod
CP 1A
AP 2c
69 2/18/2019 4:13:00 PM September 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:
CP3
Tarnow AH(1) att Ivangorod
1A v 2c
MO
Mulhouse GE7 > Strass
68 2/18/2019 2:11:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #14: 4 / British Reinforcements (1st Army)
1st Army, 1 corps.

War Status increased to 5

Message from Allies:
67 2/18/2019 1:05:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #7: 3 / German Reinforcements (9th Army)
9th Army.

Message from Central Powers:
CP2
GE9 > Essen
66 2/18/2019 12:37:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
65 2/18/2019 12:36:00 PM September 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
64 2/18/2019 11:47:00 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:
CP1
T1 in Verdun
63 2/18/2019 11:38:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message AH
IT
62 2/18/2019 11:37:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Central Powers:
MO CP/AP
61 2/18/2019 11:37:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
60 2/18/2019 11:37:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers End Turn
59 2/18/2019 11:36:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message holds out
58 2/18/2019 11:36:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Central Powers:
Siege of verdun, with -2
57 2/18/2019 11:34:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Replacement points: AH: 2, BU: 1, GE: 3, TU: 1

AH(5) > Budapest
flip AH2/Munkacs

flip GE3/Saedan, GE5/Metz, GE7/Mulhouse
56 2/18/2019 10:53:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message A: 1, BR: 2, FR: 2, IT: 1, RU: 3

A: Flip SB1
BR: Flip all BRc in Turkey/ME
FR: Flip FR3, FR4
RU: RU4 to Kharkov, Flip RU8
55 2/18/2019 10:24:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message over to you for RPs and end turn
54 2/18/2019 10:24:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #2: 2 / Wireless Intercepts

Message from Central Powers:
53 2/18/2019 10:23:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message 3/4
flip AH1
elim RU4 >> RUc <4>
52 2/18/2019 10:22:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Central Powers:
C Ivangorod
Attack Tarnow
AP 3A
CP 3A
No advance

I assume +1 Pleve is used on this attack
51 2/18/2019 10:19:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message losses 4/2
Elim AH5 > c
AHc >> Szeged via Pecs
Flip SB1
No adv as instructed
50 2/18/2019 10:15:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Central Powers:
C Belgrade
Attack Novi Sad
AP 4A+1 (CC incoming)
CP 3A
No advance
49 2/18/2019 10:14:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message 1/0
flip AHc no retreat as you cannot adv
48 2/18/2019 10:13:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Central Powers:
C K-P
Attack Czernowitz
AP 2A
CP 1c

47 2/18/2019 9:41:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Yeah, thats no good. Cancel move to Tarnopol.
46 2/18/2019 2:22:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi jeff
You have played a 3 op card but have specified 4 ops
Please correct and let me know
Thanks
45 2/17/2019 11:06:00 PM 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:
44 2/17/2019 11:06:00 PM 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:
43 2/17/2019 11:06:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (9th Army, 10th Army)
9th Army, 10th Army.

Message from Allies:
M Dubno
RU3 to Tarnopol

C K-P
Attack Czernowitz
AP 2A
CP 1c

C Belgrade
Attack Novi Sad
AP 4A+1 (CC incoming)
CP 3A
No advance

C Ivangorod
Attack Tarnow
AP 3A
CP 3A
No advance
42 2/17/2019 12:35:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Flip GE5 in Metz
Sedan GE1+2, adv into Verdun, remove T1, start siege
41 2/17/2019 12:09:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 4/5 LF
Flip FR4, elim FRc
(FR3) to Nancy
(FR4) to BDL

Your losses, advance?
40 2/17/2019 12:06:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Allies:
Verdun, Round 2
CP 15A
AP 12A
39 2/16/2019 4:03:00 PM August 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:
CP6
Sedan GE1+2, Metz GE4+5 att Verdun FR(3)+4+c
16+>15 v 9>12
Bremen GE(c) > Liege
Insterberg GEc > Konigsberg via Plock
38 2/16/2019 2:55:00 PM August 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 4

Message from Allies:
37 2/16/2019 2:13:00 PM August 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:
CP5

thanks for confirming the status on the RU3.
36 2/16/2019 1:03:00 PM 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:
35 2/16/2019 1:03:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message NO worries - that is the kind of thing I tend to be kind of lax on - but something actually happened between the time I said no advance and changed my mind, so fair to say no on that. RU3 is still in Dubno
34 2/16/2019 6:40:00 AM 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:
CP4
33 2/16/2019 6:40:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Assume we are in agreement on the RU3? Please let me know either way.
32 2/15/2019 9:08:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #1: 4 / British Reinforcements (2nd Army)
2nd Army, 1 corps.

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

Message from Allies:
31 2/15/2019 7:22:00 PM August 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:
CP3
30 2/15/2019 7:08:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Jeff, I have flipped the RU8, but am not sure if the RU3 can now advance to Tanrnopol, as per your combat message you stated no advance?
29 2/15/2019 8:22:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Russian Reinforcements (2 corps)
2 corps.

Message from Allies:
M Valjevo
SB2 to Belgrade

M Belfort
FRc to Verdun
FRc to Dijon
28 2/15/2019 8:20:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Sorry - flip RU8, RU3 advances to Tarnopol
27 2/15/2019 4:43:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Flip GE3

Which RU army flipped in the Tarnopol attack?
26 2/14/2019 7:19:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 5/4 LF
Flip FR3, you have choices
25 2/14/2019 7:18:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from Allies:
Verdun

CP 15A
AP 12A
24 2/13/2019 6:13:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Jeff

I will amend my move as follows:

cancel:
Insterberg GE8 > Konigsberg, GEc > Brelau via Plock and Lodz

Instead activate Sarajevo: AH6 > Timisvar

23 2/12/2019 4:56:00 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:
CP2
Sedan: GE1+2+3 and Metz: GE4+5 att Verdun: FR3+4
16+>15 v 9>12
Insterberg GE8 > Konigsberg, GEc > Brelau via Plock and Lodz
22 2/12/2019 4:31:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message correction: AHc in RB <3>
21 2/12/2019 4:21:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message 4/3
AH3 elim to c <4>
AHc >> Uzhgorod
your loss?
20 2/12/2019 4:17:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Central Powers:
C Dubno, K-P
Attack Tarnopol
AP 6A
CP 3A
19 2/11/2019 10:43:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
M Brussels
BEF to Amiens

C Dubno, K-P
Attack Tarnopol
AP 6A
CP 3A

No advance
18 2/11/2019 4:36:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message GE1+2+3 adv to Sedan
17 2/11/2019 12:49:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
7 LF
FR5 replaced by (FRc)

Fires back on 1s

Retreats to Melun
16 2/11/2019 12:47:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Flank Succeeds

CP 15A

15 2/11/2019 12:46:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Flank attempt
14 2/11/2019 12:46:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message None, none.
13 2/11/2019 12:46:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from Allies:
MOs....always CP, then AP.
12 2/11/2019 12:45:00 PM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
11 2/11/2019 12:18:00 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:
CP1
GE1,2+3 flank attack Sedan FR5
10 2/11/2019 12:14:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
9 2/11/2019 12:14:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Thanks Tom
8 2/11/2019 12:04:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Message Done. Good luck to both of you!
7 2/11/2019 12:04:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Allies player Allies player changed from Gerard Burton to Jeff Heidman
6 2/11/2019 12:04:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Central Powers player Central Powers player changed from Jeff Heidman to Gerard Burton
5 2/10/2019 6:01:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Tom

Please make me the CP and Jeff the AP
4 2/10/2019 6:00:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Jeff, its a pleasure to make your acquaintance. I am based in the South East of England and so am GMT0, so we are not too far off. I tend to play reasonably promptly.

I will use Vassal,

me too

and definitely prefer OOS warnings.

agreed

I've used shared Dropbox folders to share game files. I am not sure how well that would work with POG, we can try, or just maintain our own board states separately.

The usual procedure that I have come across is to keep your own board.

Good luck as well.

Your bid is accepted, I will take the CP with a bid of 1

3 2/10/2019 1:11:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message I will bid 1 for AP.
2 2/10/2019 1:11:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Central Powers:
Greetings Gerard! I don't think we've played before, it is a pleasure to meet you! I will dice for first bid, 1-3 you, 4-6 me.

I will use Vassal, and definitely prefer OOS warnings. I am usually good for a play per day, sometimes more.

With other games, I've used shared Dropbox folders to share game files. I am not sure how well that would work with POG, we can try, or just maintain our own board states separately.

Good luck (but not TOO good)!
1 2/10/2019 12:54:00 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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