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43 11/12/2019 10:49:00 AM August 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:
CP 6
RPs also
42 11/12/2019 3:50:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #4: 2 / Pleve
RU units get a +1 drm for an attack or defense.

Replacement points: A: 0, BR: 1, FR: 1, IT: 0, RU: 1

Message from Allies:
AP5
Replacements
41 11/11/2019 12:36:00 PM August 1914 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:
CP 5
40 11/11/2019 9:00:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (9th Army, 10th Army)
9th Army, 10th Army.

Message from Allies:
AP4
3 OPS

1 M Lomza: RU2 to Grodno via Bialystok

2 M Valjevo: SB2 to Belgrade

3 M Grenoble: FRc to C-T
39 11/11/2019 8:51:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message 2/1
RUc to Elim Box (I use EB designation)
38 11/11/2019 8:48:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Allies:
Grodno: 5A vs. 2c
37 11/11/2019 12:30:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message No advance, and yes, I did ask to pause.
36 11/10/2019 5:29:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message FR RB <6,0>
35 11/10/2019 5:26:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 7/2
FR5 to (FRc)
NE on Germans

(FRc) retreat C-T to BlD to Melun

You asked for pauses on advance decisions, so pausing here.
34 11/10/2019 5:24:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Allies:
C-T: 15A vs. 3A
33 11/10/2019 4:38:00 PM August 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:
CP 4
Ge armies Sedan attack Chateau-Thierry
CP 15A AP 3A
Insterberg attacks Grodno CP 5A AP 2C (no advance here)
AH 3A Tarnopol to Tarnow
AH 6A Sarajevo to Timisvar
32 11/10/2019 1:54:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Replacement points: A: 0, BR: 1, FR: 1, IT: 1, RU: 2

Message from Allies:
AP3
Replacements
31 11/10/2019 10:35:00 AM 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:
CP 3
30 11/9/2019 10:39:00 PM 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:
AP2
Blockade for Event

AP WS to 2, Combined to 4.
29 11/9/2019 4:35:00 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:
CP 2
Ge C Insterberg to Konigsberg
AH C Czernowitz to Szeged
Ge (c) Bremen to Koblenz
Ge C rb to Strasbourg rb<7>
28 11/9/2019 4:22:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message AH C to rub, 2-1 AP win
27 11/9/2019 4:22:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
4


Message from Central Powers:
Timisvar
AP CP
26 11/9/2019 12:41:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #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:
Play for +1 at Timisvar.
2A+1 vs. 1c
25 11/9/2019 12:40:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Russian Reinforcements (2 corps)
2 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP1
2 OPS

1 M Brussels: BEF to Liege, Brussels, Ostend

2 A Belgrade: SB1 vs. Timisvar; 2A vs. 1c; No advance.
24 11/8/2019 12:33:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Ge 1A, 2A and 3A all advance to Sedan.
23 11/8/2019 11:15:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message NE.

Due to withdrawal, (FR5) withdraws to Chateau-Thierry (C-T from now on), and then regains step back to FR5.

Your advance.
22 11/8/2019 11:14:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
5 loss on French. FR5 flips to (FR5).

Counter-blow is 2A+0
21 11/8/2019 11:14:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
5 loss on French. FR5 flips to (FR5).

Counter-blow is 2A+0
20 11/8/2019 11:13:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
CP assault on Sedan, 15A
19 11/8/2019 11:12:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #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:
Flank is successful.

French attempt to withdraw to soften the big blow...
18 11/8/2019 11:11:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Flank attempt on Sedan @+1 for Koblenz
17 11/8/2019 11:10:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Carl,

Your dice and notation conventions are just great.
Good luck to you sir!

Let the Guns of August roar...
16 11/8/2019 11:04:00 AM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
15 11/8/2019 5:02:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I meant no combat dierolls below. You can roll for the flank and resolve the combat if you wish. Any German losses will come from the army in Koblenz if necessary.
14 11/8/2019 4:56:00 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:
CP 1 Liege and Koblenz seek to flank Sedan
CP flank attempt after you decide whether to play any CCs
13 11/8/2019 4:54:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message French and German MOs for August 1914
12 11/8/2019 4:54:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from Central Powers:
Will roll for the MOs, and wait for your card draw before proceeding with any dierolls. AP CP
11 11/8/2019 4:53:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
10 11/8/2019 4:53:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message your bid is accepted, you are the AP for a bid of "1".
My standard notation is A for a full army, (a) for a reduced army, C for a C and (c) for a reduced C. rb<10.2> would mean 10 full C and 2 partial in the rb

Have fun.
9 11/7/2019 11:17:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I will bid 1 for AP
8 11/7/2019 11:17:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Attacker rolling, even in successful flank is subject to defensive CC play after the fact?
7 11/7/2019 12:02:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message For dierolling, would like the attacker in a successful flank to roll the dice, defender rolls all other combats. First die is attacker, second die defender.
Too few dice, roll what is needed to complete the combat.
Too many dice, first dice count, discard the rest.
Like to fully resolve each combat before rolling the next, since decisions on retreats, advances and losses may be interrelated, even on opposite sides of the map.
6 11/7/2019 12:00:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Expect to generally play at least one move per day.
5 11/7/2019 11:34:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Due in part to experiences with viruses contained in e-mails I do not desire to exchange boards whatsoever. We can use the log to resolve any locations, since it is the definitive record.

Supply warnings are fine with me.

POG recommended scenario is also fine.

I am located on the US East Coast, near the capital of New York State.

Since it is your bid, go ahead whenever you like.
4 11/7/2019 1:24:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Also, I will have a period of a about 1 week where I am out of touch for games purposes in December for vacation.
3 11/7/2019 1:23:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
1-3 Carl bids first
4-6 Mark bids first
2 11/7/2019 1:23:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Hello Carl,

Mark here. Glad to be matched up with you for this round.

- Introduce yourselves and set expectations regarding your availability and game pace.

I can normally post at least once per day. I post in my evening-to-night time frame, and I am GMT-7 (Utah, USA).

- Agree on the scenario. The default is the WBC Historical Scenario as described on the POG Tournament Page and I strongly recommend its usage.

I highly desire to play the WBC Historical Scenario per the POG Tournament page.

- Agree on usage of supply warnings. They are strongly recommended.

I will give supply warnings.

- There is no mandatory usage of a particular PBEM tool. VASSAL is recommended but not necessary and exchanging game logs is also optional.

My preference is for use of VASSAL, but also can use Cyberboard. I do like to exchange some type of electronic board regularly. If you do not like to exchange, all I ask is that your check the electronic boards that I send, and I will move pieces around for both of us. If you do agree on exchange of files, I really like using Dropbox or similar to do so, but can also support email attachment.

- 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.

I'll roll to see who bids first, but we can hold off bidding until we agree on the above stuff.

my best,
Mark
1 11/5/2019 11:44:00 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 Houston (US EST, GMT -6) and will generally respond to all match questions within 24 hours. I strongly recommend you e-mail me directly at "mdauer92@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 (gregorit@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 Tom 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!

Michael Dauer

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

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