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35 11/12/2019 3:25:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #12: 4 / German Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
Solo> - Hi Nels,
- Correct on the corps in Lemberg so down to a flip now.
- Hummm... first time I've actually had some one ask to exchange maps.... actually started this one as solo since it hadn't happened before.
- Although I'm used to just exchanging them with an Email as I play a lot of ASL. :-)
- Okay the 2nd Army will advance into Brussels
* : Flip AP Control to CP Control *
* CP Control created in Brussels
* Attack moves offboard -> offboard*
* GE 2 moves Liege -> Brussels*
* Current score: 12 VP
- [I had already adjusted it down for Rape of Belgium
- Now what to do.... not going as planned so far.
* AP Action 2 moves OPS Card (AP) -> Other Event (AP)*
* CP Action 3 moves offboard -> GE Reinf*
* GE 10 moves offboard -> Essen *
* GEC moves offboard -> CP Reserve Box *
* GEC moves offboard -> CP Reserve Box *
* Solo plays German Reinforcements (10th)*: to Removed
- Sorry for being a bit slow, crazy day here.
- Regards, Jeff
34 11/11/2019 8:45:00 PM August 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 2

Message from Allies:
If you vacate Sedan, I'll take this play back.

Otherwise Rape for the Event, and you can make your advance decision and take your next play.
33 11/11/2019 8:40:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 0:1 win for AP. Flip (AHc) in Lemberg. No effect to RUc in Lutsk.

Over to you for CP advance decision at Brussels.

How do you like to exchange maps? I like to use shared drive, and I'm agnostic about log files or iterated vsav files. Do you use Google Drive or Dropbox?
32 11/11/2019 8:38:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Allies:
1:2 on the corps table @ Lutsk...
31 11/11/2019 8:38:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 7 LF to the Allies: BE1 eliminated, replaced with BEc (0,0) from RB, (BEc) flipped for the 7th LF.

BEF and (BEc) retreat to Antwerp > Ostend.

CP has choices. On to Lutsk...

30 11/11/2019 8:35:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
(GE1) eliminated, replaced with GEc (7,0), eliminate GEc for 2 more points, 5 total.

CP fires back on 9 column...
29 11/11/2019 8:33:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Flank fails, defender fires on 6 column...
28 11/11/2019 8:33:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Flank at Brussels on 3+...
27 11/11/2019 8:32:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I think I only hit for 4 LF at Tarnopol, so AHc is full at Lemberg, correct?
26 11/11/2019 3:08:00 PM 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:
AP Action 2 moves offboard -> OPS Card (AP)*
* Solo plays Sud Army*: to Discard
* Lemberg: AHC (-) Move/Attack *
* Attack moves Lemberg -> offboard*
- Lemberg attacks Lutsk
* CP MO moves CP Mandated Offensive -> CP Mandated Offensive*
* Liege: GE 1 (-) Move/Attack *
* Sedan: GE 3 Move/Attack *
- Let's try for a flank attack on Brussels with 1st - 3rd armies.
- Regards, Jeff
25 11/11/2019 2:56:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Solo> - Seriously the dice are killing me already smh
* Solo sends AH 3 Tarnapol to Elim *
* AHC moves CP Reserve Box -> Tarnapol*
* Solo flips AHC to AHC (-) *
* AHC (-) moves Tarnapol -> Lemberg*
* RU3 moves Dubno -> Tarnapol*
24 11/11/2019 2:54:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Central Powers:
Solo> - Well I obviously need to learn how to roll better on both fronts!
* Solo flips RU8 to RU8 (-) *
- Leavves you with 5
23 11/11/2019 2:52:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Central Powers:
Solo> - Hi Nels,
* : Flip AP Control to CP Control *
* CP Control created in Sedan
* Solo flips GE 1 to GE 1 (-) *
* GE 3 moves Koblenz -> Sedan*
* Current score: 12 VP
- Okay now for your attack
- My roll first with 3A
22 11/11/2019 2:08:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Over to you to resolve, or holler and back us up if I botched anything.
21 11/11/2019 2:08:00 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:
Flank fails, CP will fire first.

CP +1 CC. You may resolve. I will take any losses from Kamenets-Podolski, and if able, I will advance from Dubno to Tarnopol.
20 11/11/2019 2:06:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Flank attempt @ Tarnopol...
19 11/11/2019 2:03:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #1: 4 / British Reinforcements (2nd Army)
2nd Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP1

Move Antwerp: BE1 to Brussels
Attack Belfort: 1x FRc only suicides at Mulhouse, FR MO made
Attack Dubno
Attack Kamenets-Podolski: RU3 and RU8 attack Tarnopol. Will attempt flank.
18 11/11/2019 1:57:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message AH(IT) becomes AH, and BR becomes FR on Turn 1.
17 11/11/2019 1:57:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
3


Message from Allies:
MOs... d1 CP, d2 AP...
16 11/11/2019 1:56:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 5:4 "win" for the CP, and I'll take it. Flip (FR5), retreat to Chateau-Thierry. You have options.
15 11/11/2019 1:45:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Allies:
No CC from me. Your attack... (attacker always first by convention, unless specified)...
14 11/11/2019 12:13:00 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:
- Hi Nels,
* CP Action 1 moves Other Event -> Other Event*
- Attack Sedan with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Armies 15 to 3
- Back to you to see if you drew the Withdraw card and wish to run away :-)
- Regards, Jeff
13 11/11/2019 11:06:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message You may fire when ready.
12 11/11/2019 11:06:00 AM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
11 11/11/2019 9:13:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
10 11/11/2019 9:12:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Nels,

The AP are all yours for 1. :-)

I'll draw my cards and wait for you to draw yours before kicking off the war for the liberation of the peoples of France and Russia! :-)

Good luck!

Regards, Jeff
9 11/10/2019 10:43:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message I'm the same, Jeff. Pretty fast weekdays, in the routine at the PC a lot.

I'll bid +1 for the AP.
8 11/10/2019 9:38:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Looks like you have the honor of the bid. FYI during the weekdays I can pretty much crank out moves, weekends and evenings tend to be a lot slower.

Looking forward to the game & good luck!!

Regards, Jeff
7 11/10/2019 9:37:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
2


Message from Central Powers:
Hi Nels, Not sure if you got my Email from yesterday, but back home now. Okay rolling for sides, first roll mine, second yours, high roll makes the first bid.
6 11/9/2019 10:38:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Jeff. Whenever you're ready, we can roll for bidding.
5 11/8/2019 8:45:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Message Swapping in Jeff Miller for the absent Mike P.
4 11/8/2019 8:45:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Central Powers player Central Powers player changed from Mike Pacheco to Jeff Miller
3 11/5/2019 10:27:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message I can play quickly, multiple moves per day most days. I'm in Buffalo, NY, so Eastern time zone USA. I'm happy with a chatty, friendly game, but it's a tournament, and I'm totally okay with a formal approach, too.

A few conventions I like, happy to use whatever convention you prefer:

Phasing player rolls all dice, when practical; when passing for combat card play, non-phasing player makes choice and then rolls all dice. Attacker first, defender second, unless otherwise stated. Roll too few? Keep the result and add the additional dice. Too many? Ignore the extra dice. In case of inadvertent re-roll or both players rolling, the first valid log entry is the one that counts. Corps in RB are in (full,reduce) notation, so GEc (2,1) is 2 full, 1 reduced GEc in the RB.
2 11/5/2019 10:22:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Mike. Historical scenario, supply warnings, and Vassal maps okay? I like to use a Google Drive or Dropbox location for the maps, which saves time emailing them back and forth and keeps all the updates in one location.
1 11/4/2019 8:05:00 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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