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73 11/12/2019 5:16:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Russian Reinforcements (2 corps)
2 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP AR1:

M Valjevo: SB2 to Belgrade
M Paris: FR9 to Belfort
72 11/12/2019 2:47:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message Oops... yep.. you need to know that. AH6 Timisvar is reduced.
71 11/12/2019 2:27:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Which army near Belgrade is taking the loss?

70 11/12/2019 9:28:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Sigh... can't win a flank to save my life...

No advance.
69 11/12/2019 8:01:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message 3 loss for AP

Flip SB1, retreat to Nis, advancing?
68 11/12/2019 7:56:00 AM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Flip one of your armies - you have a choice

Striking back at 4A
67 11/12/2019 7:55:00 AM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
unsuccessful - SB striking at 3A
66 11/12/2019 7:54:00 AM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
1 loss each, so no retreat

CP: no effect
AP: Flip FRc

Belgrade flank attempt +1
65 11/12/2019 7:52:00 AM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
2


Message from Allies:
Mulhouse:

3A v 5c
64 11/12/2019 7:41:00 AM September 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
63 11/11/2019 10:38:00 PM September 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:
CP AR1 - Ops

A: GE7 Mulhouse -> Belfort
A: AH6 Timisvar -> Belgrade
A: AH5 Novi Sad -> Belgrade

Belgrade - No CC. Flank Attempt.
CP 6A
AP 3A

Belfort - No CC.
CP 3A
AP 5c
62 11/11/2019 10:31:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message CP None
AP France
61 11/11/2019 10:31:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from Central Powers:
MO Rolls

Dice Order
CP
AP
60 11/11/2019 10:31:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
59 11/11/2019 10:30:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers End Turn
58 11/11/2019 10:30:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #3: 2 / Von Francois

Message from Central Powers:
Discard CC
57 11/11/2019 10:29:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message CP Replacements

GE 3: GE2 Liege, GE7 Mulhouse, GEc Breman and GEc Oppela to full

AH 2: AH2 Munkacs AH1 Tarnow to full
56 11/10/2019 6:18:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Replacements:

3RU: Flip RU3 in Dubno, RU8 in K-P, RU4 in Ivangorod
2FR: FR9 to Paris
2BR: Flip BRc in Port Said, BRc in Cairo, BRc in Basra
1A: Flip SB1 in Belgrade
55 11/10/2019 12:32:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message No Attrition
No Sieges

Allies are up for Replacements.
54 11/10/2019 12:31:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message 1LF to CP ignored
2LF to SB1 Flipped
53 11/10/2019 12:30:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Central Powers:
Belgrade

Dice Order
CP 3A
AP 2A
52 11/10/2019 12:29:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Both sides take 3LF and flip. No retreat.
51 11/10/2019 12:29:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from Central Powers:
Tarnow

Dice Order
CP 3A
AP 3A
50 11/9/2019 9:42:00 PM 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:
AP AR6:

A K-Podolski: (RU8) atk (AHc); 2A v 0c; (AHc) auto elim
A Ivangorod: RU4 atk Tarnow; 3A v 3A, no CC for me, no advance
A Belgrade: SB1 atk Timisvar; 2A v 3A, no CC, no advance
49 11/9/2019 8:59:00 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:
CP AR6 - Ops

M: [AH3] Tarnopol -> Stanislau
M: AH6 Sarajevo -> Timisvar
M: AHc Villach -> Banja Luka
48 11/9/2019 8:56:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message 3LF to both and both sides flip

No retreat
47 11/9/2019 8:55:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from Central Powers:
Tarnopol

Dice Order
CP 3A
AP 3A
46 11/9/2019 1:59:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #5: 2 / Putnik
May only be played in 1914 and 1915. SB units get a +1 drm for an attack or defense.

Message from Allies:
AP AR5:

A Dubno: RU3 atk Tarnopol, 3A v 3A, no CC, no advance
M Vinnitsa: (RU8) to Kamenets-Podolski
45 11/9/2019 12:51:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #12: 4 / German Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army, 2 corps.

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

Message from Central Powers:
CP AR5 - RP

AH: 2 GE: 3
44 11/8/2019 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:
AP AR4:

Event
43 11/8/2019 8:15:00 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:
For event.
42 11/8/2019 6:52:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP AR3:

M Ostend: (BRBEF) to Amiens
M Chateau-Thierry: FR5 to Cambrai
M Grenoble: FRc to Chateau-Thierry
41 11/8/2019 8:53:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message GE1 advances to Brussels.
AH3 does not advance.
40 11/7/2019 10:09:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Sorry again.. (BRBEF) to Ostend
39 11/7/2019 10:06:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Actually (BRBEF) has to retreat 1 space.. to Cambrai
38 11/7/2019 9:43:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message FR RB now (6,0)
37 11/7/2019 9:41:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Also advancing with AH3?

36 11/7/2019 9:41:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I swear I did not hit the submit button.. as I said for me at least .. default is attacker then defender

CP 9A v AP 6A

5 loss for AP: Elim (FR9), replace with FRc, elim
4 loss for CP: Flip GE2

Retrat (BRBEF) to Calais, advancing with GE1?


35 11/7/2019 9:35:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from Allies:
3 loss for AP: Flip RU8, retreat to Vinnitsa via Zhmerinka

34 11/7/2019 9:34:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
that sucks.. 1 loss, flip AHc

CP 3A
33 11/7/2019 9:33:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Failed, AP gets first shot

3A
32 11/7/2019 9:33:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
K-P:

Flank attack+1
31 11/7/2019 8:36:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 4 / Austria - Hungary Reinforcements (7th Army)
7th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
CP AR3 - Ops

M: GE8 Insterberg -> Tannenberg
M: GEc Insterberg -> Konigsberg
A: GE1 & GE2 Liege -> Brussels
A: AH3 Tarnopol -> K-P (MO Met)
A: AHc Czernowitz -> K-P (MO Met)

K-P - No CC. Flank Attempt.
AP 3A
CP 4A

Brussels - No CC.
AP 6A
CP 10A
30 11/7/2019 5:28:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #2: 4 / Blockade
Subtract 1 VP during the War Status Phase of each Winter turn.

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

Message from Allies:
AP AR2

Replacements

Back to you
29 11/7/2019 8:58:00 AM August 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:
CP AR2 - Event

Flip GE2 and GE3 back to full.

Back to you.
28 11/7/2019 8:56:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message And retreat to Szeged.
27 11/7/2019 8:55:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message AHc Flipped
26 11/7/2019 8:55:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Central Powers:
Timisvar

Dice Order
CP 1c
AP 2A
25 11/7/2019 8:14:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message No advance

Also I misstated:

M Sedan: (FR5) to Chateau Thierry
FR5 is not flipped
24 11/6/2019 4:48:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 4 / British Reinforcements (1st Army)
1st Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP AR1:

M Sedan: (FR5) to Chateau Thierry
M Bar Le Duc: (FR9) to Brussels
M Antwerp: BE1 to Cambrai
A: Belgrade: SB1 atk Timisvar; 2A vs 1c, no CC
23 11/6/2019 4:17:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 4 loss for AP: Flip BRBEF
4 loss for CP: Flip GE2
22 11/6/2019 4:16:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Allies:
That's fair...

Brussels: CP 9A vs AP 5A, no CC for me either
21 11/6/2019 3:59:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Let's just re-roll Brussels... because we're both biased towards getting that 6 as their result.
20 11/6/2019 3:05:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message In Sedan:

2 loss for AP - nothing
4 loss for CP - flip GE3
19 11/6/2019 3:04:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Allies:
Sedan: CP 5A vs. AP 3A
18 11/6/2019 3:03:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Your call - I clearly meant CP 9A then AP 5A


17 11/6/2019 3:01:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Of course, what do I do? I mess it up right off the bat.. I am also used to playing CP.


16 11/6/2019 2:58:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Allies:
I have always played attacker first die, defender second die unless otherwise specified, but I will try and do it your way.. if I forget then lets go with Attacker, then defender.

Brussels: AP 9A vs CP 5A, no CC for me either
15 11/6/2019 11:59:00 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:
Activate Liege, Koblenz

A: GE1, GE2 Liege -> Brussels
A: GE3 Koblenz -> Sedan

No CC.

I always assume the defender will roll all of the dice, even if there are no opportunities for CC.

Also, when rolling please indicate order (like I did for MO), I don't want to assume an order and have it be confused with a 1-6 or 6-1 roll. Even a simple AP,CP or CP,AP, just to set the order for the roll.
14 11/6/2019 11:53:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message AP None
CP AH
13 11/6/2019 11:52:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Central Powers:
MO Rolls

Dice Order
AP
CP
12 11/6/2019 11:49:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
11 11/5/2019 10:36:00 PM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
10 11/5/2019 10:35:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Ok go ahead
9 11/5/2019 10:34:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Change Central Powers player Central Powers player changed from Gregg Miller to Chris Thibault
8 11/5/2019 9:56:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I'm not sure if I've done this right, or made it worse. I seem to only be able to modify the AP side. I've assigned it to you. Hopefully, you'll log in and be able to assign me to CP. If not, send an email to Tom to sort it out for us.
7 11/5/2019 9:54:00 PM August 1914 Allies Change Allies player Allies player changed from Chris Thibault to Gregg Miller
6 11/5/2019 9:53:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message LOL... that will work for me.

I accept your bid of 1 to play AP and I'll play CP.

I'm going to try to switch our sides. Let's see if I can do this right.
5 11/5/2019 7:01:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Ok AP and I will give you a point
4 11/5/2019 7:00:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Central Powers:
I’ll just shake and see if it solves itself. 1-3 I bid first
3 11/5/2019 7:13:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Chris,

I am from the Albany, NY region so we are both New York Staters…

I am not a big fan of Vassal, way to quirky in my opinion, hard to maneuver around the map and have never used it for Paths of Glory. I prefer to use Cyberboard and keep our own boards - that's how its been done in my last 2 tournament games. Anytime you take from RB, you would just state what remains for that particular faction. You are welcome to track it yourself using Vassal.

I've played CP both games, and have never played a full game with AP - would you mind playing CP and I will give you that standard 1 VP? If not then we can shake.

I typically play my turn after 9 PM and try to do it everyday but if we miss a day or two here and there, not a big deal.
2 11/4/2019 10:45:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Gregg,

I live outside of Rochester, NY (US EST, GMT -5). I'm going to be slightly slow out of the gate, but should be ok at the end of November. I'll still be able to make turns and play, just can't sustain a fast pace until after Thanksgiving.

I believe we should play the WBC Historical Scenario and with Supply Warnings. 

I use Vassal and I prefer to share files via a file sharing tech; GDrive, Box, DropBox, Onedrive... I've got them all, and if I don't have your preferred one, let me know and I'll sign up. 

I'll let you roll for bidding. This will let you acknowledge the settings here.

Good Luck!

Chris
1 11/4/2019 8:07:00 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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