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44 2/19/2019 9:39:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I forgot to pre-state, but I use the convention that dice are always in attacker/defender order. If a flank situation, I will roll them separately to allow for defender to choose losses first.
43 2/19/2019 9:06:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message File posted to Dropbox.

I do not know if you have used Dropbox with VASSAL before, but I find it works best just to save the VASSAL .vlog files right into the Dropbox proxy folder on your local machine. This makes it available for your match-mate to start directly from, and helps avoid separately maintained VASSAL files from becoming out of synch.
42 2/19/2019 9:01:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message ... and the blood will flow.

7/7

FR3 to (FRc). RB now (6/0).
Your choice of a GE army to go to (GEc).
41 2/19/2019 9:00:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Allies:
Verdun: 16A vs. 9A mod to 15A vs. 12A by T1
40 2/19/2019 7:40:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message No CC
39 2/19/2019 7:40:00 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:
Sedan and Metz attack.

All attack Verdun.
38 2/18/2019 12:07:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message File posted.
37 2/18/2019 12:06:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (9th Army, 10th Army)
9th Army, 10th Army.

Message from Allies:
AP1
3 OPS

1 M: Brussels: BR BEF moves Brussels -> Ostend*
2 M: C-T: FR5 (-) moves Chateau-Thierry -> Melun*
3 M: Valjevo: SB 2 moves Valjevo -> Belgrade*
36 2/17/2019 11:23:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Flip GE1

GE2 & GE3 advance to Sedan.
35 2/17/2019 8:14:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Michael - Just a reminder that you are up for losses and advance from the Sedan battle.
34 2/16/2019 3:18:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message File posted to Dropbox
33 2/16/2019 3:16:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Please specify who takes your flip, and your advance orders, then I'll go for AP1.
32 2/16/2019 3:14:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I believe my counter-attack achieved a 3 loss, so one of your attacking armies flip. Please advise.

In the mean-time, (FR5) retreats Sedan to C-T.
31 2/16/2019 3:09:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Michael,

Thanks for setting up the dropbox for us. I grabbed the .vmod file you placed there for our module.

I will post my .vlog files to the dropbox for you to grab as I play.
30 2/15/2019 12:55:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Thanks Michael

I will get to this when I return from vacation on Saturday

Thanks
29 2/15/2019 9:41:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Friendly reminder about your retreat!
28 2/14/2019 6:00:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Is it too early to surrender?

You have the option to cancel retreat.

If you don't, you have to retreat just one space.
27 2/13/2019 2:07:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Do not know the chart here. If I have a retreat to make will have to be when I return on Saturday.

Good dice for AP but I bet I will have wished to save that 1,6 for a better situation ... 😊
26 2/13/2019 2:04:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
I think that is a 4 loss (no chart with me)

Flip FR army
Counterattack at 2A
25 2/13/2019 2:01:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Flank success

15A@ +0 for CP
24 2/13/2019 2:00:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Flank roll @ +1
23 2/13/2019 9:30:00 AM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
22 2/13/2019 9:26:00 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:
Liege and Koblenz activated to attack.

GE1, GE2, and GE3 will do a flank attack on Sedan.

No combat cards.
21 2/13/2019 9:21:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Sorry that's AH for me.
20 2/13/2019 9:20:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I think that's NIL for me and effectively France for you.
19 2/13/2019 9:19:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
3


Message from Central Powers:
first: CP MO
second: AP MO
18 2/13/2019 9:10:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
17 2/13/2019 9:09:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I assume in VASSAL, we use WBC 2013 for the setup?
16 2/13/2019 8:14:00 AM August 1914 Moderator Message Should be set - good luck!
15 2/13/2019 8:14:00 AM August 1914 Moderator Change Allies player Allies player changed from Michael Kiefte to Mark Greenman
14 2/13/2019 8:14:00 AM August 1914 Moderator Change Central Powers player Central Powers player changed from Mark Greenman to Michael Kiefte
13 2/12/2019 9:00:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Yup
12 2/12/2019 8:59:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Assume you mean AP is me.
11 2/12/2019 6:29:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message CP are yours.

Do we have to contact the moderator to flip the players?
10 2/11/2019 10:33:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Yes on wbc historical

I will bid 1 for AP
9 2/11/2019 6:16:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Also I would prefer the WBC Historical Scenario.
8 2/11/2019 6:02:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message That wasn't meant to be a die roll!

I'll bid 0 VP to play the Allies.
7 2/11/2019 6:01:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
I'll bid 0 VP to play the Allies.
6 2/11/2019 5:56:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Yes to all:

Yes on supply warnings
Yes on use of Vassal or CB files
Yes on exchange of these files via Dropbox or email

I guess my preference is VASSAL.

I can set up a dropbox folder.
5 2/10/2019 10:36:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Your bid first sir... good luck
4 2/10/2019 10:35:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Central Powers:
1 to 3 and you have first bid
3 2/10/2019 10:34:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Michael

Good to be matched with you. I am on vacation this week but can support bidding, etc right now and will be back for action on Saturday. I am in Utah, USA so GMT -7. I am good for a move a day normally.

Preferences include:
Yes on supply warnings
Yes on use of Vassal or CB files
Yes on exchange of these files via Dropbox or email
Yes on having a fun match... 😊
2 2/10/2019 2:08:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Tom Gregorio to Michael Dauer
1 2/10/2019 2:08:00 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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