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135 9/2/2019 11:13:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message Thank you! I had fun. :)

134 9/2/2019 10:40:00 AM Fall 1914 Allies Message I think I will throw in the towel, Michael. Sorry to be a quitter, but you are about to collapse the Western front.

Good play on your part!
133 9/1/2019 12:25:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Combat #15: 2 / Chlorine Gas
A GE attack adds +1 drm.

Message from Central Powers:
Attack on Belfort
132 9/1/2019 12:24:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #24: 3 / Libyan Revolt (TU Reinforcements)
May only be played if there are no Allied units in the Libya space. Place the SN unit in Libya. SN unit is always in supply. Space converted by the SN units are checked normally during the Attrition phase.

Message from Central Powers:
3-1 OPS

Activate C-T, Mulhouse for Attack
Activate Budapest for Move

(AH1) to Villach
(AH3) to Trieste

GE7 v Belfort, 5@3+1v4c@5c

GE3, GE5 v Paris, 9@6v5@6
131 9/1/2019 12:22:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message CP did not do MO last round, -1 VP
130 9/1/2019 12:20:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message NA, BR

129 9/1/2019 12:19:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Central Powers:
MO

CP
AP

128 9/1/2019 12:19:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards L war cards added to deck.
127 8/29/2019 10:14:00 AM Fall 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards L war cards added to deck.
126 8/29/2019 10:14:00 AM September 1914 Allies End Turn
125 8/29/2019 9:32:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Advance turn when you're ready? :)

124 8/29/2019 9:32:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message RPs

Flip (GE3), (GE5), (GE7)
(AH1), (AH3) in Budapest

Turkey is in play

123 8/29/2019 9:26:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #2: 2 / Wireless Intercepts

Message from Central Powers:
122 8/29/2019 9:26:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #3: 2 / Von Francois

Message from Central Powers:
121 8/26/2019 11:49:00 AM September 1914 Allies Discard Strategy card #6: 2 / Withdrawal

Message from Allies:
120 8/26/2019 11:49:00 AM September 1914 Allies Discard Strategy card #5: 2 / Putnik

Message from Allies:
119 8/26/2019 11:49:00 AM 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:
T2 AP6

To London (2,0)

I will discard my last to cards...
118 8/26/2019 10:35:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #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"

Replacement points: AH: 2, BU: 1, GE: 3, TU: 1

Message from Central Powers:
2-6
117 8/25/2019 10:31:00 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 4

Message from Allies:
T2 AP5

Keeping up on WS...
116 8/25/2019 11:20:00 AM September 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:
2-5
115 8/25/2019 9:07:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Flip FR10 and elim (BEc) in Paris...
114 8/24/2019 7:42:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message 4/4

Flip GE3

113 8/24/2019 7:42:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from Central Powers:
Paris and Verdun v C-T, 9v9

112 8/22/2019 11:45:00 AM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #1: 4 / British Reinforcements (2nd Army)
2nd Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
T2 AP4

M K-P: RU 8 to Czernowitz
C Paris(2): FR10, (FR5), (BEc) attk C-T
C Verdun: FR4, (FRc) join attk, 9A vs 9A
111 8/21/2019 10:59:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Ok, I got lost in my mistakes, but I think there's no game effect.

I have (GE3), (GE5) in C-T.
(GE4) sedan

I'm using Landwehr to flip (GE3) and (GE5) in C-T to full strength.

Ok, there we go.

110 8/21/2019 10:56:00 AM September 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:
Flip (GE3), (GE4)
109 8/20/2019 10:01:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Absolutely, flip GE4 instead
108 8/20/2019 7:20:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message Oh for Pete's sake, I could just have flipped GE4. Let's do that - (GE3) is still in C-T, flip GE4, RB = 4 GEc.

107 8/20/2019 6:59:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message (BE1) to EB, repl w (BEc) (0,0)
106 8/20/2019 11:03:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message 3/4, elim GE3, RB = 3 GEc

105 8/20/2019 11:02:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Central Powers:
Paris and Verdun v C-T

104 8/20/2019 10:38:00 AM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #12: 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 Allies:
T2 AP3

C Paris(2): (BE1), (FR5), FR10 attk C-T
C Verdun: FR4 joins attk, 9A vs 6A

The (FRc) sits it out. No flank.
103 8/20/2019 10:21:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Elim (GEc), flip GE3, GE4

102 8/19/2019 11:26:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Oops -- you can elim the (GEc) and flip two armies instead...
101 8/19/2019 11:22:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message 4/7

(FR3) to EB, repl w (FRc) (4,0)
You will need to elim a GE army

I noticed the odds were actually 15A vs 9A, but doesn't change the results. The dread 1-6 dr...
100 8/19/2019 11:17:00 AM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Allies:
Verdun, attk dr 1st

15A vs 12A
99 8/19/2019 8:37:00 AM 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:
OPS

Activate Sedan and C-T for Attack

GE3, GE4, GE5, GEc v Verdun

16@15v9@12 no CC
98 8/19/2019 8:36:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Return Strategy card to hand #9: 4 / Reichstag Truce

Message from Central Powers:
97 8/18/2019 11:03:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Woops, went to Vegas, didn't tell you.

Tonight, when my brain returns to my body, yes.

96 8/18/2019 9:17:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Any move yet?
95 8/14/2019 10:47:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Will do... :-)
94 8/14/2019 10:36:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Oh wow I completely misread the previous moves. Let me redo my move and get back to you. :(

93 8/14/2019 10:34:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message RU1 is in Kovno -- do you still want to make the attack at 5A vs 5A?
92 8/14/2019 8:41:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #9: 4 / Reichstag Truce
May not be played after CP War Commitment Level is Total War. Add 1 VP.

Message from Central Powers:
Activate C-T, Sedan, Metz, and Insterberg for Attack.

Insterberg attacks into Kovno, 5v2c
GE1, GE3, GE4, and GE5 into Verdun
16@15v6@9. No CC
91 8/13/2019 8:51:00 AM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Russian Reinforcements (2 corps)
2 corps.

Message from Allies:
T2 AP2

M Lomza: RU2 to Grodno
M Riga: RUc to Kovno
90 8/12/2019 11:50:00 PM September 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:
2-2
89 8/12/2019 11:50:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message Yes, thank you for the correx

88 8/12/2019 7:13:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Oh....clarification -- you did mean to use your AH RP's for AH5 & 6 (vice AH4 & 5) as per messages #75 and # 78, correct? Just to make sure.

AH2 was the only other army that needed an RP...
87 8/12/2019 8:57:00 AM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #10: 3 / French Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army.

Message from Allies:
T2 AP1

To Paris...
86 8/11/2019 5:32:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
2-1, OPS

M Essen, Sedan, Insterberg
GEc Insterberg to Konigsberg
GE3 Sedan to C-T
GE4 Essen to Sedan
85 8/9/2019 11:55:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message AH/FR
84 8/9/2019 10:46:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message More when I'm home from work

83 8/9/2019 10:45:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
2


Message from Central Powers:
MO

CP
AP

82 8/9/2019 10:45:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
81 8/9/2019 10:35:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message You're up for MO's and CP1...
80 8/9/2019 10:33:00 AM September 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
79 8/9/2019 10:33:00 AM August 1914 Allies End Turn
78 8/9/2019 10:29:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message RU4 in Ivangorod to EB, repl w (RUc) (4,0)
Flip FR3 in Verdun

Thin you meant to flip AH5 & 6, AH4 is in Przemysl full strength...
77 8/9/2019 12:17:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Advance turn at your convenience. :)

76 8/9/2019 12:17:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #3: 2 / Von Francois

Message from Central Powers:
75 8/9/2019 12:17:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message RP:

Flip (GE1) Metz
GE4 Essen
Flip (AH4), (AH5)

74 8/9/2019 12:14:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message 4/5. Elim (GE2), flip GEc. RB = 4 GEc

73 8/9/2019 12:13:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Central Powers:
Verdun v C-T, 6v6

72 8/9/2019 12:13:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Sorry that was 3+1v3, but yeah

5/5, carnage

Elim AH1, flip AHc. RB = 2 AHc

71 8/9/2019 12:12:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
6


Message from Central Powers:
Ivangorod v Tarnow, 3v3

70 8/8/2019 2:00:00 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 Tarnow
69 8/8/2019 1:59:00 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:
T1 AP6

C Verdun: FR3&4 attk C-T, 6A vs 6A
C Ivangorod: RU4 attk Tarnow w Pleve, 3A +1 vs 3A

No advance in either case.

EoT -- No RP's for me, no sieges, no attrition, believe there will be an OOS warning for Insterberg since I can move on German forts in Turn Two...
68 8/8/2019 1:14:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Oh, and no problem on delays -- it's a friendly game played for fun and practice. Time matters not. :-)
67 8/8/2019 10:54:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Before I play my last card, I just want to make sure the (GE1) is flipped. Think from message #25?
66 8/8/2019 9:08:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Sorry for the delay, work got busy. Should be good from here on out.

65 8/8/2019 9:08:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #12: 4 / German Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
OPS

Activate Metz, Brussels, C-T, and Villach for Move.

GE5 to C-T
GE1 to Metz
(GEc) C-T to Bar le Duc, then up to Brussels
AHc Villach to Trent
64 8/6/2019 1:40:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Flip BE1, FRc to EB
63 8/6/2019 12:23:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message 4/5

Elim GE4, flip GEc
RB = 5 GEc

62 8/6/2019 12:20:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Central Powers:
Paris and Nancy v C-T, 9v6

61 8/6/2019 11:20:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
T1 AP5

C Nancy(1) & Paris(2): FR3&4, BE1 & FRc attk C-T, 9A vs 6A

Once again, no flank. Note that (FR5) does not attack...
60 8/5/2019 7:06:00 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:
1-5
59 8/4/2019 10:59:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Decisions, decisions

58 8/4/2019 10:31:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message FR6 to EB, repl w (FRc) (5,0)
57 8/4/2019 6:26:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Flip GE4, Elim GEc

56 8/4/2019 6:25:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
2


Message from Central Powers:
Verdun + Paris v C-T, 12v9

55 8/4/2019 5:48:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (9th Army, 10th Army)
9th Army, 10th Army.

Message from Allies:
T1 AP4

C Nancy(1) & Paris(2): FR3&4, (FR5&6), BE1 attk C-T, 12A vs 9A

It is tempting to go for the flank, but I will forego...
54 8/4/2019 3:35:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message no advance at Melun
53 8/4/2019 12:26:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 3/3

SB2 flips, AH6 flips

I don't expect you will advance at Melun, but need to make sure, so standing by...
52 8/4/2019 12:23:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from Allies:
Valjevo, attk dr 1st

3A vs 2A
51 8/4/2019 12:23:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 1/2

No loss to SB
AH5 flips
50 8/4/2019 12:21:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
2


Message from Allies:
Belgrade, attk dr 1st

3A vs 3A
49 8/4/2019 12:20:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 5/4

(FR9) to EB repl w FRc (6,0), flip BEFc
Flip GE2, GEc

(FR5) retreat to Paris, FRc to Nevers, (BEFc) to Orleans

Advance?
48 8/4/2019 12:15:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
4


Message from Allies:
Melun, attk dr 1st

12A vs 6A
47 8/4/2019 10:58:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Oops, yes, now I see it. Yes, thank you.

46 8/4/2019 10:43:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message I had a follow up message (#44) that moved the BEFc to Melun instead of Paris. D you still want to go with a 12A vs 6A there?
45 8/4/2019 10:36:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
1-4 OPS

Activate C-T, Novi Sad, and Sarajevo for Attack.

C-T v Melun, 12v4
Novi Sad v Belgrade, 3v3
Sarajevo v Valjevo, 3@2v2

No CC
44 8/3/2019 1:18:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Actually, BEFc with go to Melun
43 8/3/2019 1:16:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
T1 AP3

M Bar le Duc: (FR9) Melun
M Grenoble: FRc to Dijon
M Calais: BE1, BEFc to Paris
42 8/3/2019 10:45:00 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:
2-3 OPS

Activate Brussels, Liege, and Metz for Move

Brussels GE2 to C-T via Cambrai
(GE1) Liege to Brussels with a quick stop in Ostend on the way
GE4 to Chateau-Theirry
GEc Liege to Metz
GEc Liege to C-T
41 8/3/2019 10:12:00 AM 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 2

Message from Allies:
T1 AP2

I will go ahead and get this event out of the way...
40 8/3/2019 9:49:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #7: 3 / German Reinforcements (9th Army)
9th Army.

Message from Central Powers:
1-2, SR

AHc Cz to Szeged
AHc Stanislaw to Uzhgorod
2x GEc RB to Liege. RB = 6 GEc
39 8/2/2019 12:02:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Same. For some reason, I've got analysis paralysis on this particular one. I'll sort it out when I get home from work. :)

38 8/2/2019 11:41:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message No prob on any delay!

Once again, no advance at Timisvar

Just to let you know, I am generally good for one or two moves a day...
37 8/2/2019 10:52:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message 2/0, Elim AHc. Sorry about the delay!

36 8/2/2019 10:50:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from Central Powers:
Belgrade v Timisvar, 2v1c

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