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230 11/9/2019 12:40:00 PM Master ID = 24961 Game Deleted
229 11/8/2019 10:41:00 AM Spring 1915 Allies Message Hi Adim,

thanks, I'll check it out :) December will be busy for me and I'm taking a trip to Argentina before it, but later on, I'll let you know if I make any progress.

You should probably delete this game (I can't as you're the administrator). If you want to, always feel free to contact me via e-mail.

Regards, Jakob
228 11/6/2019 9:31:00 AM Spring 1915 Central Powers Message Hello Jakob!

I will set up a folder for us in dropbox. In it I will put the rule book, the card manifest and the CB gamebox. if you ever get around to it, nothing would give me a greater pleasure than be your coach and partner in the Napoleonic Wars.
227 11/4/2019 10:24:00 AM Spring 1915 Allies Message you mentioned*
226 11/4/2019 10:23:00 AM Spring 1915 Allies Message Hi Adim,

sorry for the late reply. I had a few busy weeks and it slipped my mind a little.

I understand and respect your decision. Thank you for the game, it's been an honour to play with you :) If you ever change your mind, feel free to let me know and I'll gladly go for another game with you. In my experience, it's a really messy game at first if you're not used to the logistics, but after a few games, when your knowledge settles down, you really start to understand how things work and a lot of things suddenly click.

A few strategic comments, if I may: In the games I've played so far, the CP pushed way harder on the Western Front. In the beginning, before the British armies are in play, the Germans easily outRP the French, so pushing the front is the easiest at this stage. Your reinforcements in the north did scare me quite a bit, though, and I was sure they could have gotten stronger as time passed. I also feel you delayed LW a bit long, though I would guess Moltke had a part to play here.

I wish you success in your future games! Hoping to play you again sometime, perhaps I'll learn the other game I mentioned when I get a bit less busy.

Best regards
Jakob
225 10/30/2019 1:33:00 PM Spring 1915 Central Powers Message Dear Jakob
I feel really terrible about our game. Please forgive me. I have tried numerous times to play PoG and the game has always stumped and always frightened me. After reading "The Sleepwalkers" this summer, I thought i would try it again, but I don't think I am suited to its sort of discipline. I like messy games with dramatic twists and turns while this game just has too much ligistics, too many weird rules of the "no two SRs back to back" variety. I don't think I can mentally hack it. Would you totally hate me if I asked to concede?
224 10/24/2019 7:00:00 AM Spring 1915 Central Powers Message what a sweet welcome! :))
Ill play tonight
223 10/19/2019 6:21:00 AM Spring 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #29: 4 / Yudenitch (RU Reinforcements)
Place the Russian CAU Army in any supplied space in Russia on the Near East map. Can enter prior to TU entry.

Message from Allies:
Welcome back!

AP1

Kars
222 10/18/2019 3:15:00 AM Spring 1915 Central Powers Message sorry it took me so long
221 10/18/2019 2:20:00 AM Spring 1915 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:
GEc rb > Warsaw
GEc rb > Lomza
AHc rb > Trieste
AHc rb > Belgrade
220 10/17/2019 8:44:00 AM Spring 1915 Allies Message Don't worry about it, I'm not going anywhere :)
219 10/17/2019 3:15:00 AM Spring 1915 Central Powers Message My apologies, Jakob, I will play today, I promise.
You are an excellent opponent, I don;t want to lose you.
218 10/15/2019 4:21:00 AM Spring 1915 Central Powers Message Yes, i was thinking that. Ill try this today. :(
217 10/15/2019 3:46:00 AM Spring 1915 Allies Message I don't have much experience with the CP but I generally like to pressure in different places and not focus on a single one too much. The Austrian front is looking weak now, so if you feel you can't stop the Russians, an option is trying to freeze it in some way as to delay the inevitable or pressure elsewhere to divert my attention. The German armies up north are the main reason the western front is pushed back and they're currently not doing anything useful to compensate - perhaps the Austrians could use them or you could instead threaten something else with them.
216 10/13/2019 7:50:00 AM Spring 1915 Central Powers Message Dear Jakob... as it is a kind of learning game, i wonder if I could ask you for a moment to become my good advisor and share with me what you think: what do you think I must make of the Austrian collapse on the Eastern front?
215 10/11/2019 1:33:00 AM Spring 1915 Central Powers Message things are bad; the Przemysl catastrophe has dealt a huge blow to my testosterone production :)

more importantly, it has left me struggling with my new position. i will try to play today.
214 10/10/2019 1:51:00 PM Spring 1915 Allies Message Hi Adim, how are things?
213 10/7/2019 5:29:00 AM Spring 1915 Central Powers Message Give me another day, I almost recovered my balance :)
212 10/5/2019 7:03:00 AM Spring 1915 Central Powers Message I am sure you know the story... just as von Schliefen expected, Russians rushed East Prussia and the French counterattacked across the Moselle, and Moltke did what von Schliefen said never to do -- he drew back several corps -- about 80,000 men to defend East Prussia and the Palatinate. (Though von schliefen's plan said DO NOT). the result was that by beginning October, French taxis have saved the front and the French were able to bring the German offensive to a stand still.

Motlke went to see the Kaiser and said: "Sire, we have lost the war". The German HC refused to accept the facts on the ground, and instead of suing for peace immediately, they ground on for 4 more years, with results Moltke foresaw in October 1914.

If I were the Kaiser in this game, I would sue for peace right now. :)
211 10/5/2019 6:57:00 AM Spring 1915 Allies Message Feel free to take your time :)
210 10/5/2019 6:52:00 AM Spring 1915 Central Powers Message Christ almighty... I am really down after this increadible defeat. I need a day to recover my balance. I do want to keep playing. :) Pls bear with my delay.
209 10/4/2019 10:25:00 AM Spring 1915 Allies Message AH (IT)
IT

Talk about fun MOs...
208 10/4/2019 10:23:00 AM Spring 1915 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Allies:
MO
CP
AP

Also, 9 VP (Blockade).
207 10/4/2019 10:23:00 AM Spring 1915 Allies Message 2 corps in Sofia, one each in some other four spaces. Similarly for Romania. It's somewhere in the final pages of the rulebook.
206 10/4/2019 9:22:00 AM Spring 1915 Central Powers Message where do the Romanian and Bulgarian units set up as those countries join the war?
205 10/4/2019 9:18:00 AM Spring 1915 Allies Draw Strategy cards
204 10/4/2019 9:17:00 AM Spring 1915 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards L war cards added to deck.
203 10/4/2019 9:17:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers End Turn
202 10/4/2019 9:17:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #2: 2 / Wireless Intercepts

Message from Central Powers:
201 10/4/2019 9:17:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message AH1 to full
(AH7) to Budapest
200 10/4/2019 8:54:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Message Actually, sorry, put RU10 in To Caucasus instead.
199 10/4/2019 8:51:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Discard Strategy card #19: 2 / Air Superiority

Message from Allies:
198 10/4/2019 8:51:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Message Both forts fall. You may take replacements and end the turn, I'll discard a card.
197 10/4/2019 8:50:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Allies:
Sieges:
Lomza
Przemysl
196 10/4/2019 8:50:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #16: 5 / Romania
May not be played after "Fall of the Tsar". Romania joins the Allies. See also 9.5.2.5 for restrictions on play as a non-event when CP are at TW.

Replacement points: A: 1, BR: 3, FR: 3, IT: 2, RU: 4

Message from Allies:
Yes, that seems correct.

Oh, that sounds a bit more action packed than PoG indeed :) I like this slow kind of play, but sometimes it feels good to go for something else.

I think I'll patch them up a bit too:

--AP6--

RP:

Britain full
France: FRc to RB, full
Italy: (IT2), (IT3) flip to full
Allied: full
Russia: (RU3) in Lublin flips to full, RU10 to Kharkov, RUc to RB
195 10/4/2019 8:33:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message your last card and end turn
194 10/4/2019 8:33:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #9: 4 / Reichstag Truce
May not be played after CP War Commitment Level is Total War. Add 1 VP.

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

Message from Central Powers:
193 10/4/2019 8:32:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message TNW is my fave, much less logistics than POG and a lot more whacking... very chaotic game, rather than the POG style fronts and OOS..

OK... so i have (RU3) and RU9 in Lublin, RU2 and RU4 besieging Przemysl and nothing in Lemberg. correct?
192 10/4/2019 8:01:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Message RU9 from Lemberg and RU4 from Lublin advance to Przemysl, RU3 in Lublin is the one that flipped now.

Sadly no, but thanks for the invite! It looks like a fun game at first glance, might give it a try someday.
191 10/4/2019 7:31:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message Jakob... do you play The Napoleonic Wars? If you do, there is a 4-player template game called Pyramides you could join, it should be pretty good level.
190 10/4/2019 6:32:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message your advance then my turn to pick up the pieces...
189 10/4/2019 6:32:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message (AH1) + AHc retreat to Gorlice
188 10/4/2019 6:27:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Message Can't see the board but flip one in Lublin. I'm going home so I'll be back in an hour or so.
187 10/4/2019 6:22:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message performance is historical: one Russian army flips, the (RUc) is eliminated. you choose which to flip?
186 10/4/2019 6:21:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Central Powers:
Austrian defense on A5
185 10/4/2019 6:21:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message wow 7lf

AH3 shredded (4)
AH1 flips (2)
kill (AHc)

(AH1) +AHc + fort fire back on A5
184 10/4/2019 6:17:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Central Powers:
Russian attack on 12.A
183 10/4/2019 6:15:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message Ah... i really hoped to push those Lemberg units back... i had a 50% chance of that...
182 10/4/2019 5:49:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Message Flank successful, you may resolve.
181 10/4/2019 5:49:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
T1 in Brussels. Flank roll Przemysl
180 10/4/2019 5:48:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Trench roll Brussels
179 10/4/2019 5:48:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #22: 3 / Italian Reinforcements
May only be played after ITALY joins the Allies. 5th Army.

Message from Allies:
--AP5--

Brussels: (BEF) bravely removes itself to Antwerp, dig
Lublin, Lemberg: all units attack Przemysl, flank attack, 12A/9A
178 10/4/2019 5:43:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Message Oh my, what a bloodbath.

RU10 eliminated, replacement corps flips.
AH7 eliminated, replacement corps flips.
177 10/4/2019 5:39:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from Allies:
Alright :) 9A/6A
176 10/4/2019 5:38:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message Thank you for checking up on me, Lemberg of course!
175 10/4/2019 5:09:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Message Just to confirm, are you attacking Lublin or Lemberg? Asking since you always went for Lemberg in the previous attempts.
174 10/4/2019 4:06:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Well, I tried to play with an interesting idea, but i can't make it work. so back to the same old

--AP5--

M: AH4 Budapest > Villach
A: Przemysl 3AH x Lublin

sorry for the delays, but that was very strong play on your part and gave me a hard nut to crack
173 10/3/2019 2:28:00 PM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message i think i have a good idea for my play but need to think about it a little more
172 10/3/2019 2:21:00 PM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message sorry, yes, i did mean the corps from Oppeln, and yes, you are right, and now it is my turn to take it back again :)

171 10/3/2019 2:07:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Message Did you mean the corps in Oppeln? I have no corps in Breslau.

Where? I believe even if Lemberg retreats there's still a supply connection via Dubno which you can't reach to K-P.
170 10/3/2019 1:20:00 PM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message (can you see it?)
169 10/3/2019 1:18:00 PM Winter 1915 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:
M: GEc Breslau > Warsaw
A: 3AH Przemysl x Lemberg

Another OOS warning for the Southern Russian front :)
168 10/3/2019 1:16:00 PM Winter 1915 Central Powers Return Strategy card to hand #9: 4 / Reichstag Truce

Message from Central Powers:
167 10/3/2019 1:11:00 PM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message Well, that was fun! :)

Now back to drawing boards...
166 10/3/2019 1:05:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Message Whoa, didn't see that one. Looks like that I missed the absence of the Lublin-Lemberg connection.

Thank you, putting three armies oos is a bit too big of a risk to take. I'll do the same, adjusted as follows:

Lutsk: RUc stays put, and instead:
Cambrai: FR9 to Nancy.
165 10/3/2019 11:36:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message you can accept this and resolve it, or roll my and your last card plays back :)
164 10/3/2019 11:36:00 AM Winter 1915 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:
M: GE10 > Lutsk, Siege
M: GEc Lodz > Kovel
M: GEc Breslau > Warsaw
A: 3AH armies Przemysl x Lemberg
163 10/3/2019 11:35:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Return Strategy card to hand #9: 4 / Reichstag Truce

Message from Central Powers:
162 10/3/2019 11:35:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message In fact, Ill change it one more time... (forgive me)
161 10/3/2019 11:29:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message This puts Lublin stack OOS.

However, as we agreed to play with OOS warnings, I am willing to take this back and let you redo your last play.

I played this because I was delighted to discover it after a whole day of thinking and wanted to enjoy the demoralizing psychological effect this would have on my Russian opponents. But feel free to take it back. :)
160 10/3/2019 11:28:00 AM Winter 1915 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:
M: GE10 > Lutsk
M: GEc Lodz > Kovel
M: GEc Breslau > Warsaw
A: GE9 shoots and kills fort Lomza
159 10/3/2019 11:22:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Return Strategy card to hand #5: 2 / Landwehr

Message from Central Powers:
158 10/3/2019 11:22:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message Actually, Ill chage that
157 10/3/2019 11:16:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
M: AH7 > Villach
A: Przemysl x Lemberg 9A v 6A
156 10/3/2019 11:14:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message damned fort :(
155 10/2/2019 12:26:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Message The fort remains.
154 10/2/2019 12:26:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Also, siege roll for last turn as we forgot:
153 10/2/2019 12:14:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #30: 4 / Salonika
Allied player must SRs at least one and up to 3 BR/FR Corps (from Allied ports on the map and/or Reserve) only to Salonika (ANA, AUS, CND, or PT do not qualify as BR for this purpose). This counts as a SR action (see 9.3.3). May be played after Greek Entry provided Salonika is Allied controlled and subject to stacking limits.

Message from Allies:
--AP4--

Paris: all three armies to Sedan, 10VP
Tarnopol: RU9, RU10 to Lemberg
Lutsk: RUc to Lemberg
Kovel: all three armies to Lublin
152 10/2/2019 11:25:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message level 1 trench in Koblenz
151 10/2/2019 11:25:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
1


Message from Central Powers:
Aachen
Koblenz
150 10/2/2019 11:25:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 2 / Von Francois
A GE attack vs. RU units adds a +1 drm. May be used against spaces with RU and other nationalities.

Message from Central Powers:
Aachen and Koblenz dig
149 10/2/2019 11:23:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #1: 4 / British Reinforcements (2nd Army)
2nd Army, 1 corps.

War Status increased to 8

Message from Allies:
--AP3--
148 10/2/2019 11:16:00 AM Winter 1915 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:
147 10/2/2019 11:05:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #24: 3 / French Reinforcements (7th Army)
7th Army.

Message from Allies:
--AP2--
146 10/2/2019 10:41:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #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:
1. AHc Danzig to Villach
2. AHc Posen to Trieste
3. GEc Koenigsbeg to Trent
4. GEc RB > Trent
145 10/2/2019 10:39:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message Benvenuti Italiani!
144 10/2/2019 10:36:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #17: 5 / Italy
Italy joins the Allies. Add 1 VP during the War Status Phase of each turn if unplayed after the Allied War Commitment Level is Total War. See also 9.5.2.5 for restrictions on play as a non-event when CP are at TW.

War Status increased to 7

Message from Allies:
--AP1--

Buongiorno.
143 10/2/2019 10:35:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Message AH
None
142 10/2/2019 10:30:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Allies:
MO
CP
AP
141 10/2/2019 10:06:00 AM Winter 1915 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:
140 10/2/2019 10:05:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Draw Strategy cards
139 10/2/2019 10:03:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
138 10/2/2019 10:03:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers End Turn
137 10/2/2019 10:02:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #4: 2 / Severe Weather

Message from Central Powers:
136 10/2/2019 10:00:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message correction to cp RPs: GE7 to full, second GEc to RB
(thanks for keeping track)
135 10/2/2019 9:57:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Return Strategy card to hand #10: 3 / SUD Army

Message from Central Powers:
134 10/2/2019 9:56:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Move permanently removed Strategy card to discard pile #10: 3 / SUD Army

Message from Central Powers:
duh
133 10/2/2019 9:33:00 AM Fall 1914 Allies Discard Strategy card #18: 2 / Hurricane Barrage

Message from Allies:
Keeping one card. Mind the comments earlier.
132 10/2/2019 9:32:00 AM Fall 1914 Allies Message Actually, might have missed the GEc moving to the RB as none died this turn.
131 10/2/2019 9:30:00 AM Fall 1914 Allies Message Flip (FR6), (FR9)
Flip (BRc) in Port Said, Cairo and Basra
Flip (SB1)
Flip (RU1), RU5 to Petrograd

You can spend your GE RPs on the Mulhouse army and the couple of dead GEc.

You already had your sixth round, so you can't play the SUD Army. Feel free to do the siege roll and end the turn after sorting this out.


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