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85 2/19/2019 8:50:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #11: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (9th Army, 10th Army)
9th Army, 10th Army.

Message from Allies:
2 Armies to Moscow.
84 2/19/2019 6:39:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message I dont think there is one, but with reichstag truce and rape belgium the VP have cancelled so all we're left at present is just spaces to count and seems right so far
83 2/19/2019 6:38:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #7: 3 / German Reinforcements (9th Army)
9th Army.

Message from Central Powers:
82 2/19/2019 6:33:00 PM September 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 5

Message from Allies:
Andy,
Can't find a marker for this card in VASSAL. Adjusted VP and marker for Events. If you find the marker please throw it up there on your play. I was going to play Entrench Event this round. Well played!
81 2/19/2019 4:02:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message the AH start the dig in for the long battles against the russians haha
80 2/19/2019 4:02:00 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:
79 2/19/2019 2:29:00 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 3

Message from Allies:
Britannia rules the waves!
78 2/19/2019 1:47:00 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:
77 2/19/2019 12:26:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
For Move OPS
London 1st British Army to Cambrai
Paris 5th French Army and Corps to Cambrai
Lutsk Russian Corps to Warsaw
76 2/18/2019 10:31:00 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:
75 2/18/2019 10:04:00 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:
Army to London
Corps to RB
File is up for your next card.
74 2/18/2019 7:38:00 PM September 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
73 2/18/2019 5:32:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message you could flip some british corps in NE. i did that for you in file...bty
72 2/18/2019 5:29:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #12: 4 / German Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
71 2/18/2019 5:28:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
70 2/18/2019 5:28:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #3: 2 / Von Francois

Message from Central Powers:
69 2/18/2019 5:28:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers End Turn
68 2/18/2019 5:28:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from Central Powers:
CP
AP

mo
67 2/18/2019 12:32:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Do you get replacements this turn?
66 2/18/2019 12:27:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Just trying to distract you from Belgrade, but probably too late. Should have had both Armies there right away...
Replacements:
Rebuild French 5th Army in Paris.
Flip Belgian Army to full
Flip Russian Army in Munkacs to full
Just found out I cannot move corps from reserve box to map using replacements! I guess I lose the other RP's...
Will draw cards. File is up.
65 2/18/2019 10:42:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message yikes..didnt see that front was pretty close to collapsing...well go ahead and do RP (generally, with sieges you can go ahead and roll for sieges and do your RP first, then i can do my RP and then start turn 2)
64 2/18/2019 10:41:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Central Powers:
belgrade role
63 2/17/2019 9:51:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #10: 3 / French Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army.

Message from Allies:
Operations:
Ivangorod 4th Army to Lemberg
Tarnapol to Lemberg, then to Stanislaw
Czernowitz 8th Army to Munkacs. Corps to Cluj and end in Drebrecen.
No attacks. VP to 8.
If this looks correct you can roll for Belgrade then I'll take replacements. I don't see any attrition?
62 2/17/2019 5:22:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Sounds like a plan Andy. Will play my last card later tonight
61 2/17/2019 4:25:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message no worries! anyways i placed a control marker on 1 VP space (for reichstag truce). What we can do is adjsut it up/down as needed for either events or missing MO. If the difference is 0, no control marker. if the difference is in my favor, then we keep moving it on the track with CP marker. If its in your favor, itll be flipped to allied marker . sound good?
60 2/17/2019 4:22:00 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:
59 2/17/2019 3:22:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Corrected .vsav up in Drop Box.
58 2/17/2019 3:17:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Place Amiens Corps in Paris
Place Warsaw Corps in Czernowitz

Sorry, too much "learning on the fly". Will try to clean things up next turn. Thank you for your patience!
57 2/17/2019 3:08:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Sorry, will fix as soon as I get home!
56 2/17/2019 2:42:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message so i dont think you can move from RB to a space unless its a supply space. they have to go with friendly units. so the serbian SR is fine cause it goes with its units. the french grenoble to belfort is OK as its via land and already on map, but the other 2 cant come staright from RB in to an empty space, they have to come in to space containng friendly unit...would you like to redo that?
55 2/17/2019 12:07:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #11: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (9th Army, 10th Army)
9th Army, 10th Army.

Message from Allies:
SR
French Corps in Grenoble to Belfort
French Corps RB to Amiens
Serbian Corps RB to Nis
Russian Corps RB to Warsaw
54 2/17/2019 11:56:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message 2/1 AH victory.
Serbian Army flips, retreat to Nis
AH corps flips, no advance as per your note.
53 2/17/2019 11:52:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from Allies:
Valjevo
CP= 4, 1 L shift for mountains

AP=2
52 2/17/2019 11:49:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Agree with VP's. Also agree there should be markers for Events played!
51 2/16/2019 7:44:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message so i believe we should be at 11 VP (you have czernowitz, I have sedan) and I have +1 reichstagg truce...i think one easy way to do this would also be to use another marker to keep track of event VP/missed MO VP, etc, as it may be hard to remember later in game at times. Thoughts? the map VP should be easy to calculate as they wont change.

Anyways 1 attack, no advance
50 2/16/2019 7:43:00 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:
49 2/16/2019 4:15:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Yes, sorry! No Konigsberg till Turn 2!
48 2/16/2019 3:36:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message sorry what OOS in east prussia? do you mean konigsburg? I believe you cant enter that yet till turn 2 as russians right?
47 2/16/2019 1:50:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I found it, never mind. You definitely can.
Also, supply warning on East Prussia, but I知 sure you are aware of that.
46 2/16/2019 12:13:00 PM 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:
1. One corps in Belfort will attack Mulhouse. I think this is auto, but it still satisfies my MO, correct?
2. Reduced army in K-P moves to Czernowitz.

If above is correct, please resolve. If I am in error I may need to modify attack.
45 2/16/2019 12:09:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Andy, quick question.
1. If you get War Status to 4 during August 1914 can you start moving into Ostend, Calais, and Amiens this same turn?

44 2/15/2019 8:28:00 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 3

Message from Central Powers:
43 2/15/2019 2:34:00 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:
Running out of guys...
42 2/15/2019 7:42:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message flip novi sad, advacne army/corp from timisvar
41 2/14/2019 9:58:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Serbian army eliminated and corps flipped. Retreat to Valjevo.
Let me know how you want to take losses and advance and I will update on the next file.

40 2/14/2019 9:53:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Allies:
No cards for AP
Battle of Belgrade
CP=7

AP=3
39 2/14/2019 2:54:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message no flank
38 2/14/2019 2:54:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message playing for ops (misclikced SR)...1 attack..actually I believe there is a serbian card here that may help you so wil let you roll if you choose to play it
37 2/14/2019 2:52:00 PM 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:
36 2/14/2019 2:47:00 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:
35 2/14/2019 1:48:00 PM August 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:
Will play this for Event
34 2/13/2019 9:32:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message ha...you'll find out very soon i am cursed in ACTS wiht the dice rolls :)...anyways flip liege no advnace
33 2/13/2019 8:21:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I roll, then it takes me a half an hour to figure out what happened....
OK, result is 5/3
Belgian Army flips, and both retreat thru Antwerp to Ostend. Over to you to flip 1 and advance.
I agree, I think we are done with CC for this turn?
32 2/13/2019 8:08:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from Allies:
Brussels
CP=15

AP=7
31 2/13/2019 7:16:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message haha yes middle east is tough rules...anyways 1 attack against brussels...will wait to see die results before deciding losses (i'm pretty sure that withdraw is only CC for mobilizaiton that can be used, which if it is then I think while we're at mobilization we can both just roll it out right?
30 2/13/2019 7:14:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 4 / Austria - Hungary Reinforcements (7th Army)
7th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
29 2/12/2019 10:28:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 8th Army flipped. 3rd Army advanced.
I flipped the A-H Army, then eliminated it, then flipped the corps.
I uploaded the file (004). Please let me know if any mistakes. I forgot how hard this game is. That middle east stuff is NUTS!
28 2/12/2019 9:19:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message i retreat to munckacks...do you advance (and who do you take hit on?) ill upload in my file
27 2/12/2019 9:19:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Central Powers:
AP
CP

Tarnapol
26 2/12/2019 1:43:00 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:
For Tarnopol attack.
25 2/12/2019 1:38:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 4 / British Reinforcements (1st Army)
1st Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
Move Belgian 1 Army to Brussels
Move French Corps Chateau Thierry to Melun
Attack Tanopol with 3 and 8 Russian Armies

Will not try flanking, but will play a combat card
24 2/11/2019 9:42:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hey Andy,
Hit the rules hard today. Will get that Army into the eliminated box when I play first card tomorrow.
Thanks fir your patience!
23 2/11/2019 8:30:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message also watch out it seems you morved army to reserve box, it should go to box at bottom of board in eliminated side
22 2/11/2019 3:52:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Yes I値l move one from Leige and other from koblenz.

And no problem on other games just let me know!
21 2/11/2019 2:48:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Andy, as soon as I get up to speed on the POG rules will set up an FTP game for us. I知 pretty rusty on POG, but should be a little more lucid in a couple of weeks.
20 2/11/2019 2:29:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Did you want to advance with one army from Liege and one from Koblenz?
19 2/11/2019 2:24:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Looks like 7/2
I think that converts to a 6/2 because of the card?
No German losses, French Army eliminated and replaced with a full strength corps.
Then French retreat 1 to Chateau Thierry, again because of the card.
Is this all correct?
18 2/11/2019 2:13:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Allies:
Standard convention, first roll is always the attacker.
CP=15

AP=3
17 2/11/2019 2:12:00 PM 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:
Will try this...
16 2/11/2019 12:45:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Absolutely right on the map. Sorry!
Will resolve attack...
15 2/10/2019 9:17:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message bty to resolve if you have withdraw you want to play...I will take hit on liege and advance sedan + other liege army
14 2/10/2019 9:16:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Central Powers:
Flank attempt on sedan
13 2/10/2019 9:15:00 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:
12 2/10/2019 9:15:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
11 2/10/2019 9:01:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Central Powers:
CP MO
10 2/10/2019 6:38:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Looks like the French will have to attack this turn.
OK, over to you once I get the file to you...
9 2/10/2019 6:36:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
For Mandated Offensive
8 2/10/2019 6:35:00 PM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
7 2/10/2019 6:34:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Andy, I'll set up Drop Box. The file will be POG-A-R.
The Paths of Glory VASSAL I'm using is 7.2.2.1, which I think is the newest one? I'll send you the opening position file so you can confirm it is the correct one.
We are playing with 8 card hands, and I believe you are required to open with Guns of August, after we both check for mandated offensives.
6 2/10/2019 3:23:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message OK, looks like I get to bid. I値l bid 0 VP to play the Allies. Over to you to either accept my bid, or bid higher to play the Allies. It has been a long time since I have played this one, so may be a little slow while re-learning the rules!
5 2/10/2019 3:19:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:

4 2/10/2019 3:19:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hello Andrew, i知 out in Eugene, Oregon. I知 retired, so have plenty if time for games. I think we need to bid for sides. I値l roll for it. 1-3 you bid, 4-6 I値l bid
3 2/10/2019 2:31:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Tom Gregorio to Michael Dauer
2 2/10/2019 2:31:00 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
1 2/10/2019 2:31:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Central Powers player Central Powers player changed from Tom Gregorio to Andrew

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