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26 11/12/2019 4:43:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Brussels move: BEF & BE1 -> Calais
25 11/11/2019 12:11:00 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:
SR

GEc RB to Sedan
GEc RB to Liege
GEc RB to Insterberg
GEc RB to Strasbourg

supply threat to Brussels
24 11/11/2019 10:06:00 AM 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:
ENT-1
Antwerp move: BE1 -> Brussels
Grenoble move: Fcorps -> Melun
23 11/9/2019 12:34:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message advance GE2 and GE3, supply warnings of course to the FR forts.
22 11/8/2019 8:47:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Replace F5 with (Fcorps)Retreat Verdun -> Bar le Duc

You may advance
21 11/8/2019 8:45:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
No CC
German attack
20 11/8/2019 11:50:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Central Powers:
flank 3+
19 11/8/2019 11:50:00 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:
all at Sedan with flank
18 11/8/2019 11:49:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
17 11/8/2019 10:30:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message AH MO & FR MO ( BR becomes FR on T1)
16 11/8/2019 10:29:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
ENT MO
15 11/8/2019 10:29:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
CP MO
14 11/8/2019 10:28:00 AM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
13 11/8/2019 10:25:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Change Central Powers player Central Powers player changed from Charles Hickok to Joshua Lowe
12 11/7/2019 11:47:00 AM August 1914 Allies Change Allies player Allies player changed from Joshua Lowe to Charles Hickok
11 11/7/2019 10:53:00 AM August 1914 Moderator Message You can switch sides yourselves once you're aligned, process is:

Player A selects Administration/Edit Game and sets their side to the other player. LOG OUT.
Player B selects Adminsitration/Edit Game and selects the other player for the appropriate side. LOG OUT.

Logging out is key to ensure that your initial card draw is associated with your designated side.

If that doesn't work, let me know and I'll reset.
10 11/7/2019 10:50:00 AM August 1914 Moderator Message My bad, I actually misread that, Entente is AP in which the bidding was correct.
9 11/7/2019 10:24:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Is that the case, Charles, you want CP? If so, you get them for 0, and you can draw and play GoA.
8 11/7/2019 9:52:00 AM August 1914 Moderator Message In this case, player two should have just accepted the first bid of '0 for the AP' and gotten to play the CP with a bid of 0.

(Bidding '1 for the CP' means giving the AP a VP!)
7 11/7/2019 9:51:00 AM August 1914 Moderator Message Guys - I can help you switch sides but there's a problem with your bidding.

The player who goes first names the bid and SIDE. In your log, it looks like the second player then switched the side being bid for. The second player's options are to ACCEPT the first bid or RAISE the bid FOR THE SAME side.
6 11/6/2019 5:59:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I accept.
5 11/6/2019 5:36:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message I will bid 1 for ENT
4 11/6/2019 2:24:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I will bid 0 for the AP
3 11/6/2019 2:24:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
odds Josh bids first
evens Charles bids first
2 11/6/2019 2:24:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hello, Charles, shall we get this thing started? I prefer the default WBC historical scenario with supply warnings. Also, I prefer not to exchange logfiles. ACTS is the official record of the game. I will roll for who gets to bid first.
1 11/4/2019 8:04:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Message Welcome to Round Three 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 November 7th, 2019 but feel free to start your match immediately. Round 1 concludes on March 5th, 2020 you'll have 120 days this round.

Contacting me: I am based in Philadelphia (US EST, GMT -5) and will generally respond to all match questions within 24 hours. I strongly recommend you e-mail me directly at "gregorit@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 (mdauer92@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 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!

Tom Gregorio

Reference
Tournament Site: https://www.bitterwoods.net/paths-of-glory-2019-bpa-tourney/

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