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30 2/19/2019 9:13:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Mike - I'm back in town... I believe next move is yours for any Combat Card play with Brussels combat.
29 2/15/2019 2:24:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Flank succesful, so 16A into Brussels
28 2/15/2019 2:24:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Central Powers:
Liege flank attempt
27 2/15/2019 2:23:00 AM 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:
CP5

lots of 2's

C - Liege GE1,GEc to Brussels
C - Sedan GE2,GE3, GEc to Brussels

Liege will attempt a flank attack

26 2/15/2019 2:10:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #5: 2 / Putnik
May only be played in 1914 and 1915. SB units get a +1 drm for an attack or defense.

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

Message from Allies:
AP4.

More young men clamoring to get into the fight!
25 2/15/2019 1:55:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Mike - I am going to be traveling until Tuesday evening. I'm going to try to get some moves in, but my pace will be pretty slow until I get back.
24 2/15/2019 1:52:00 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:
CP4

Flip (GE1) in Liege
Flip (GE7) in Mulhouse
23 2/14/2019 10:13:00 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:
AP3.

As event. VPs to 10.
22 2/14/2019 8:11:00 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:
CP3

:)
21 2/14/2019 6:59:00 PM 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:
AP2.

Enthusiastic volunteers for the war!
20 2/14/2019 6:32:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #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:
AHc Czernowitz to Konigsberg
AHc Timisvar to Szeged
GEc RB to Sedan
GEc RB to Liege (6,0)
19 2/14/2019 4:31:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Russian Reinforcements (2 corps)
2 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP1.

M Antwerp: BE1stA to Brussels.
M Nancy: FR2ndA to Verdun.
18 2/14/2019 4:29:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Ouch.

For 7LF result, flip and elim. FR5thA and r/w FRc(6,0), then flip that and retreat to Melun.

VPs to 11.
17 2/14/2019 2:42:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message results=7L

Will advance into Sedan with GE2,GE3

+1VP, CP MO met
16 2/14/2019 2:39:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Central Powers:
Flip GE1.

Attack roll for (GE1),GE2,GE3 = 13A
15 2/14/2019 1:48:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message result=4LF

You can flip one GE Army and return fire.
14 2/14/2019 1:46:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Flank attempt fails.

FR3A fires first=
13 2/14/2019 1:31:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Flank fails. No CCs.
12 2/14/2019 1:31:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Central Powers:
Sedan flank attack
11 2/14/2019 1:30:00 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:
C Liege GE1/GE2 to Sedan
C Koblenz GE3 to Sedan

Koblenz will attempt a Flank attack
10 2/14/2019 12:58:00 AM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
9 2/13/2019 8:23:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message CP: GE
AP: none

I will wait for you to draw before I move just to make sure everything is good.
8 2/13/2019 8:21:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Central Powers:
MO:
CP
AP
7 2/13/2019 8:20:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
6 2/13/2019 5:16:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Mike,

I'm in Palo Alto, so pretty close to you. I'm familiar with ACTS and Vassal... my lack of experience is more with PoG. I've noticed in looking through some past ACTS game logs that PoG more than most games I'm used to on ACTS seems to have a language all it's own. I think I will be able to keep up, but please point out anything I am doing incorrectly.

I'm happy with all the rules you listed, including keeping our own logs. I'll accept your Allies bid, so will take CP.
5 2/13/2019 1:55:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Todd:

I'm looking forward to our game! It seems like our first step is to agree on the basics for our game.

1. I'm in California as well. Alameda (just outside San Francisco) to be exact. Where are you located?

2. I can usually play a card or two per day. Sometimes my schedule is chaotic and I might miss a day. Ping me if you don't hear from me in 3 days.

3. The WBC Historical Scenario is just fine.

4. OoS warnings are okay with me.

5. I don't exchange pbem files, but I am very detailed so feel free to ask about board positions if you feel we're out of sync.

6. I wouldn't worry too much about ACTS; it's pretty easy to use. I'll try to alert you to any special procedures. How much experience do you have with the PoG game?

7. If all that's okay with you, then it looks like I bid first. I'll open with a bid of 0 (zero) for the Allies.

Over to you,

Mike
4 2/11/2019 4:27:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Central Powers:
I guess we roll for opening bid, so I'll go ahead and do that now.
1-3 Mike opening bids
4-6 Todd opening bids
3 2/11/2019 4:27:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Mike. I live in California and whould typically be able to get one or two moves completed a day, although I'm away all next weekend so figured I would kick things off early.

I'm a true newbie, with only one ACTS play under my belt so I may be a little off on ACTS nomenclature at first.

I'd prefer to play the normal tournament rules and OOS warnings.


2 2/10/2019 1:44:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Tom Gregorio to Michael Dauer
1 2/10/2019 1:44:00 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 Texas (US CST, GMT -6) and will generally respond to all match questions within 24 hours. I strongly recommend you e-mail me directly at "mdauer92@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 (gregorit@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 Tom 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!

Michael Dauer

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