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39 2/18/2019 7:24:00 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:
Play as event. I can now attack Russian forts.
38 2/18/2019 7:23:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message 4 hits. That eliminates the Austrian army. No need to roll the Austrians because I can do no damage.

The remaining AHc retreats to Munkacs. You may advance to Tarnopol.
37 2/18/2019 7:20:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Central Powers:
Russians roll on 6 table
36 2/18/2019 7:20:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Central Powers:
Roll for a flank attack in Tarnopol
35 2/16/2019 4:31:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message You are absolutely correct, Pat. I completely zoned out the failed flank attack. No need to roll again because one only learns from mistakes by accepting them. Therefore, the GE2 is at full strength, and the FR5 is reduced to a corps. FR5 retreats to Melun. Since the counter attack I was planning is illegal, I would like to change my card play, if that is okay with you, as I need only 3 ops. If it is okay with you, then this
Activate corps in Grenoble to move to Paris
RU3,8 activated for attack on Tarnopol AH3
Flank attack with RU8 pinning

If you concur, please instruct me on who rolls when; Iím afraid that may take me a round or two to understand, should I last that long. And finally, thanks for your help and thanks for your patience.
34 2/16/2019 4:31:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
for ops
activate RU3,8 for attack: Ru3 flank
activate FR c Grenoble for movement
33 2/16/2019 2:59:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Also, your attack does not work. If you are attacking with a force of more than one nationality, at least one space must include units of all nationalities involved. See rule 2.1.11.1. So please redo your move.

From a strategy standpoint, you may want to avoid attacking in the West until you get stronger. Right now the Germans are too strong. You may want to do some reinforcing, either through strategic redeployment or movement. You can also do some stuff on other fronts.

Also, be careful on using Blockade for operations. It is worth five victory points if played by the first winter, so make sure you use it as an event before the first winter turn.
32 2/16/2019 2:39:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Couple of things

I'm not sure how you rolled this, but with a flank attack, by rule, whoever won the flank roll rolls first, applies the result then the other side rolls. Using that order, the first roll should have been for the French, which rolled 2, resulting in 2 loss factors for the Germans or no effect. The Germans would roll next, a 5, resulting in 7 losses for the French. I don't know if that was your intent, so we can roll it again if you wish.
31 2/14/2019 12:47:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message correction: BEF, FR3, 4 attack Sedan
30 2/14/2019 12:45:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Upon review, I think the FR5 should have retreated 2 spaces: 2 on 15 column = 5; 5 on 3 column = 3 for a difference of 2. Ergo, FR2 retreats to Melun. Consequently, FR5 & 9 move to Chateau Thierry and BEF, FR3,4,5 attack Sedan.
29 2/14/2019 12:01:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message If everything is correct up to here, then FR9 moves to Chateau Thierry
BEF, FR3,4,5 attack Sedan
Flank attack with FR3,4 pinning
28 2/13/2019 10:54:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Iwill start using the message boxes more effectively. I hope I didnít make too many mistakes.
27 2/13/2019 10:52:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message activate BEF/ Brussels, FR3,4/Verdun, FR5 for attack
activate FR9 for movement
26 2/13/2019 10:50:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #2: 4 / Blockade
Subtract 1 VP during the War Status Phase of each Winter turn.

Message from Allies:
25 2/13/2019 10:46:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Thanks for info on MO roll. I am not clear on roll ettiquitte.
24 2/13/2019 10:45:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message FR5 flipped, retreats to Chateau Thierry
GE2 flipped, GE1, 3 advance to Sedan
23 2/13/2019 10:40:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
FR5
22 2/13/2019 10:38:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:

21 2/13/2019 10:28:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Fails
Please play any card and roll. Take any losses from GE2.

If you retreat advance GE1 and GE3 to Sedan.
20 2/13/2019 10:26:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Central Powers:
Flank attempt
19 2/13/2019 10:25:00 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:
Lets go!

1st 2nd and 3rd Armies attack Sedan. I will attempt a flank attack
18 2/13/2019 10:18:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
17 2/13/2019 10:18:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Looks like no MOs

By the way, typically the CP makes the MO rolls at the beginning of a new turn.
16 2/13/2019 10:17:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Central Powers:
CP MO roll
15 2/13/2019 6:32:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
MO roll
14 2/13/2019 6:13:00 PM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
13 2/13/2019 3:32:00 AM August 1914 Moderator Message CHnage doen. For future reference, you can do this yourselves...Player 1 clicks on "Edit Game" and changes name of player to opponent. Logs out. Player 2 clicks on "Edit Game" and changes name of player also...make sure you chaneg rigtht side. Player 2 logs out. THIS IS IMPORTANT! If you don't do that,you will draw cards for your original side. Log back in and presto - you are ow on correct side.
12 2/13/2019 3:30:00 AM August 1914 Moderator Change Allies player Allies player changed from Pat Duffy to Richard Class
11 2/13/2019 3:30:00 AM August 1914 Moderator Change Central Powers player Central Powers player changed from Richard Class to Pat Duffy
10 2/12/2019 6:06:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Lol, Iím in Virginia. Close enough that we should be able to get in a couple of moves a night.
9 2/12/2019 5:51:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message I sent an emai to Paul. Where are you located Pat? I am in southern MN making level 2 trenches in the snow.
8 2/12/2019 5:20:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I accept you bid. I believe we must have the GM swap sides.
7 2/12/2019 2:27:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message odds. I will bid 1 VP for AP
6 2/12/2019 2:26:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Central Powers:
for AP bid
5 2/12/2019 2:26:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Thanks, Paul, for moderating.
For the bid roll, Pat; evens for you, odds for me.
4 2/12/2019 2:20:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Pat, I concur with rules and supply warnings. Full disclosure: I am a novice, therefore feel free to provide instruction/corection as needed.
3 2/11/2019 10:07:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Richard,
Best of luck in the game! I would like to go with the recommended historic scenario and give out of supply warnings. If that is ok with you, go ahead and roll to see who gets first bid.
2 2/11/2019 8:14:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Tom Gregorio to Paul Hubbard
1 2/11/2019 8:14:00 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 the UK (GMT 0) and will generally respond to all match questions within 24 hours. I strongly recommend you e-mail me directly at "paulhubbard@hotmail.co.uk" 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 gregorit@yahoo.com).

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 Tom 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!

Paul Hubbard

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