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415 1/21/2020 4:14:00 PM Spring 1916 Allies Message Wait, shouldn't the Move action in Miskolcz take 2 OPS? I'm happy to cancel the Rize attack if that's the right answer.

414 1/21/2020 4:13:00 PM Spring 1916 Allies Message 0/1, MO is Made

413 1/21/2020 4:12:00 PM Spring 1916 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
Rize v Batum, 1cv1c
412 1/21/2020 3:54:00 PM Spring 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #26: 4 / Place of Execution
May only be played after the "Falkenhayn" and before the "H-L Take Command". A GE attack vs. an undestroyed FR fort space adds a +2 drm. May be played alone as an event (for War Status) if all FR forts are already destroyed.

Message from Central Powers:
OPS
M 6th Army to Bar le Duc
M 5th A-H Army to Budapest
M 11th German Army to Szeged
A Turkish corps Rize attacks Batum
411 1/20/2020 9:38:00 PM Spring 1916 Allies Draw Strategy cards
410 1/20/2020 9:37:00 PM Spring 1916 Allies Message Yes, correction (IT1) Rome

409 1/20/2020 6:28:00 PM Spring 1916 Central Powers Message That was reduced 1 Italian Army, correct?
408 1/20/2020 6:25:00 PM Spring 1916 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
407 1/20/2020 6:23:00 PM Spring 1916 Central Powers Message Turkey and Italy.
406 1/20/2020 6:23:00 PM Spring 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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5


Message from Central Powers:
MO's
CP
AP
405 1/20/2020 6:22:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers End Turn
404 1/20/2020 6:22:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Message VP to 13 for Blockade.
Reps
Flip German 6th, 3 Corps to RB (10,0)
Flip 1st A-H, reduced 2nd A-H to budapest
403 1/19/2020 4:53:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Discard Strategy card #36: 2 / Mine Attack

Message from Allies:
402 1/19/2020 4:53:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Message RPs

RU2 Caucasus, RUc RB, RB = 6 RUc
Flip (FR3), (FR4)
IT1 Rome
Flip (BE1)

401 1/19/2020 4:50:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Message No RU or FR Advance.

400 1/19/2020 12:20:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Message 4/3
French 4th and German 6th flip.
I will retreat to Nancy

Back to you for advance(s)
399 1/19/2020 12:18:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Central Powers:
No damage to AP
Bar le Duck
AP=5

CP=6
398 1/19/2020 12:15:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Central Powers:
VP to 14 for Drebrecen
Konigsberg Fort destroyed , just rolling for CP
3C

397 1/18/2020 9:37:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #52: 4 / Convoy
May only be played after "U-Boats Unleashed". Cancels effects of that card. Subtract 1VP.

Message from Allies:
8-6 OPS

M Cluj, Verona
A Insterberg, Melun

RU3, RU9, RUc move Cluj to Debrecen
IT3 move to Ravenna

RU1, RU12 Insterberg attack K'berg. 6v3c, no CC

FR10, FR4 Melun attack B-l-d. 6@5v5@6, no CC
396 1/18/2020 9:31:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Message NE/NE, MO is Made

395 1/18/2020 9:31:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
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Message from Allies:
Rize v Batum, 1cv1c
394 1/18/2020 7:23:00 PM Winter 1916 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:
For OPS
M 11 A-H Army Asiago to Trent
M A-H Corps Cracow to Szeged
A Turkish Corps Rize attacks Batum
393 1/18/2020 7:19:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Message Thanks, that's what I have
392 1/18/2020 6:23:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Message RB = 2xFRc
2xBRc, AUSc, CANc
5xRUc
2xITc
SBc
(BEc)

391 1/18/2020 5:14:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Message Mike, when you get a minute please let me know what you have in RB.

But now. Prepare to receive the wrath of the Ottoman Empire!
390 1/17/2020 7:11:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #20: 2 / British Reinforcements (AUS Corps, CND Corps)
AUS Corps, CND Corps.

Message from Allies:
8-5, RB = 1 AUSc, 1 CNDc
389 1/17/2020 4:37:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #28: 4 / Tsar Takes Command
May only be played if the Russian Capitulation marker is in the "Tsar Takes Command Allowed" box.

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

Message from Central Powers:
Reps too
388 1/16/2020 10:30:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #48: 4 / Royal Tank Corps
May only be played after "Landships". Cancels trench column shifts for a BR attack against a clear space in France/Belgium. Does not cancel trench effects for flanking, Fortified Machine guns CC, or negation of retreat. May only be used in 1 Combat per turn. ANA, AUS, CND, or PT do not qualify as BR for this purpose.

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

Message from Allies:
8-4
387 1/16/2020 8:00:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #27: 4 / Zeppelin Raids
Subtract 4 BR RPs from the BR RP total during the Replacement Phase of this turn.

War Status increased to 10

Message from Central Powers:
Zeppelins! Run for your life!
WS to 10 and 21.
Back to you.
386 1/15/2020 9:31:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Message By both objective measures -- VP and number of French guys killed -- absolutely.

385 1/15/2020 1:08:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Message This is winning?
384 1/15/2020 1:09:00 AM Winter 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #22: 3 / Italian Reinforcements
May only be played after ITALY joins the Allies. 5th Army.

Message from Allies:
8-3 SR

RUc Bialystok to Zhitomir
RUc RB to Cluj (RB = 5 RUc)
BRc x2 Salonika to Naples
383 1/15/2020 1:04:00 AM Winter 1916 Allies Message Heh you're still winning.

382 1/14/2020 5:23:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Message Takeaway lesson from this game: NEVER fall this far behind in War Status!
381 1/14/2020 5:11:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Message For naught...

Anyway, 8th Army advances, 9th Army holds
380 1/14/2020 3:31:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Message 7/-

That's a lot of those.

RU2 to Elim, RUc to Elim, RB = 6 RUc, F Lomza destroyed

379 1/14/2020 3:30:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
various v Lomza, 9+1v4?

378 1/14/2020 1:23:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Combat #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:
Lomza attack
377 1/14/2020 1:23:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Combat #2: 2 / Wireless Intercepts
A Flank Attack Attempt involving at least one German unit (army or corps) vs. a space containing only RU units is automatically successful.

Message from Central Powers:
Flank Lomza
376 1/14/2020 1:23:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #24: 3 / Libyan Revolt (TU Reinforcements)
May only be played if there are no Allied units in the Libya space. Place the SN unit in Libya. SN unit is always in supply. Space converted by the SN units are checked normally during the Attrition phase.

Message from Central Powers:
For OPS
M 5th A-H Army Drebrecen to Miskolcz
A 8th Army Tannenberg attack Lomza
A 9th Army Warsaw attack Lomza
2 Combat Cards
375 1/14/2020 12:35:00 AM Winter 1916 Allies Message Extensive analysis has lead me to conclude that my best move is to not Attack in K'berg, but rather Move RU1 and RU12 to Insterberg.

All other moves stand.

374 1/13/2020 3:04:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Message No worries, and no rush...
373 1/13/2020 1:08:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Message Crap, I misread 14.1.4 and missed 14.2.2 entirely. I thought I could do port supply from K'berg. I need to change my move; give me a little time.

372 1/13/2020 12:07:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Message Mike, are you OK with supply warning for Konigsberg?
371 1/12/2020 11:27:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #51: 4 / Everyone Into Battle
May only be played after at least one of the following has occurred: "Blucher", "Michel" or "Peace Offensive". Allied units in Italy, France and Belgium are considered one nationality for Activation for the rest of this turn (only). Rule 12.1.11 still applies.

Message from Allies:
8-2 OPS

Insterberg M
Dubno M
Uzhgorod M
K'berg Attack

RUc Inserberg to Bialystock, RU2 back in Supply
RU3, RU9 to Cluj.
RU5, RU6, RU7 to Uzh
RU1, RU12 Attack to Insterberg. No CC. 6v3c
370 1/12/2020 7:41:00 PM Winter 1916 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:
For OPS. I am toast...
M 9th Army Brest moves to Bialystok, end in Warsaw
M 8th Army Warsaw to Tannenberg
2 Russian Army temporarily OOS.
M 10th Army Villach to Trent (VP to 15?)
No attacks...
369 1/11/2020 5:55:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Message RUc Insterberg does not advance, because of course it cannot and also because it is guaranteeing supply lines.

368 1/11/2020 5:54:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Message RU1, RU12 advance, TR destroyed, K'berg is UNDER SIEGE.

367 1/11/2020 1:58:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Message Corps eliminated, no loss to Russians.
Siege?
366 1/11/2020 1:56:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Konigsberg
AP=5 A

CP=6 C
365 1/10/2020 10:51:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Message 5c@6c, rather.

364 1/10/2020 9:25:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #35: 4 / Yanks and Tanks
Allied player conducts operations using this card and all Combats involving a US unit during this Action Round get a +2 drm.

Message from Allies:
8-1 OPS

Activate Kharkov, Caucasus, Rome for Move; Insterberg for Attack.

RU5, RU6, RU7 to Dubno
RU4 to Kam-Pod
IT2, ITc to Bologna

RU1, RU12 Insterberg v Konigsberg, 6@5v6c@6c, no CC
363 1/9/2020 8:15:00 PM Winter 1916 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:
OPS
A 9th Army Lublin attacks Brest Litovsk. Auto, fort destroyed and advance.
M Corps Oppeln to Ivangorod
M 3 A-H Army Sarajevo to Sofia.
362 1/8/2020 10:16:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Draw Strategy cards
361 1/8/2020 10:16:00 PM Winter 1916 Allies Message I definitely meant to do that, so yes please.

360 1/8/2020 9:50:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
359 1/8/2020 9:50:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Message Turkey and France
Hey, you forgot to take a BR replacement for 2nd Army in Brussels.
358 1/8/2020 9:48:00 PM Winter 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
MO
CP


AP
357 1/8/2020 9:48:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers End Turn
356 1/8/2020 9:48:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Message VP to 14 for Warsaw
Flip A-H 3rd Sarajevo and 4th in Przemsyl
Flip German 12th, and 7th.
2 Corps to RB (7,0)
355 1/7/2020 9:21:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Message Warsaw falls.íwill be back in AM to address this mess....
354 1/7/2020 9:20:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Central Powers:
Warsaw Siege
353 1/7/2020 9:13:00 PM Fall 1915 Allies Message I have Warsaw down as Under Siege. Roll for it?

352 1/7/2020 9:12:00 PM Fall 1915 Allies Message Replacements
Flip (RU3), RU5 Kharkov, RU6 Caucasus, RUc to RB, RB = 7 RUc

IT2 Rome
FR1, (FR3) Orleans
FRc to RB, RB = 2 FRc
SB1 to Salonika

351 1/7/2020 9:08:00 PM Fall 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #14: 4 / British Reinforcements (1st Army)
1st Army, 1 corps.

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

Message from Allies:
7-6
350 1/7/2020 4:41:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Message Definitely wrong box!
Perhaps my alcohol analogy regarding these games is closer to the truth than I had feared!
349 1/7/2020 1:28:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #30: 2 / Alpenkorps
A GE attack to or from a mountain space adds +1 drm.

Message from Central Powers:
For OPS
M 8th Army Tannenberg to Warsaw
M 11th Army Tarnow to Miskolcz

Back to you for last card
348 1/6/2020 11:51:00 PM Fall 1915 Allies Message Heh I suspect that went in the wrong box.

347 1/6/2020 9:27:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Message George, I think my best chance here is to not match after your first card and get out of Dodge.
I can do that, right?
346 1/6/2020 9:25:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Message Yes! One of the reasons I wanted to see your map Mike.
345 1/6/2020 8:37:00 PM Fall 1915 Allies Message Just noticed that I typed RB = 4 RUc, when it should be 6 RUc

344 1/6/2020 1:46:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Message Mike,
I think my map may be getting a little wonky again. Could you please send me your current position before my last card?
343 1/6/2020 9:38:00 AM Fall 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #25: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (6th Army, 7th Army)
6th Army, 7th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Allies:
7-5, RU6, RU7 in Kharkov, RB = 4x RUc

342 1/5/2020 10:16:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #28: 4 / Tsar Takes Command
May only be played if the Russian Capitulation marker is in the "Tsar Takes Command Allowed" box.

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

Message from Central Powers:
Me too!
341 1/5/2020 8:22:00 PM Fall 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #31: 4 / MEF (BR Reinforcements)
May only be played if Turkey is at war and before "Salonika". May be played as normal reinforcement after Salonika. Place the MEF Army and the Beachhead marker at any MEF space. See 9.5.3.5.

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

Message from Allies:
7-4
340 1/5/2020 1:12:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Message -1 trench roll modifier gone in Bar le Duc
339 1/5/2020 1:11:00 PM Fall 1915 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 9

Message from Central Powers:
Way behind in War status.
Probably fatal...
CP to 9
338 1/4/2020 10:29:00 AM Fall 1915 Allies Message BR MO complete, without a debacle.

337 1/3/2020 10:21:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Message VP to 13 with Bologna.
336 1/3/2020 10:20:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Message 2 Br Army flips and German 12th Army flips.

Travelling tomorrow Mike, but will try to get a move up tomorrow night.
335 1/3/2020 10:15:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Central Powers:
Sedan
AP=8


CP=15
334 1/3/2020 9:50:00 PM Fall 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #40: 2 / 14 Points
May only be played after "Zimmermann Telegram". Only the Allied player may offer Peace Terms for the rest of the game. Subtract 1 VP.

Message from Allies:
7-3 OPS

Activate Trent for Move, Brussels for Attack

BR2, 4 v Sedan, 6v15 (historical accuracy!), no CC

IT4 to Bologna, ITc Trent to Florence
333 1/2/2020 10:53:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Message -1 to Bar le Duc
332 1/2/2020 10:52:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Central Powers:
Level 2 trench in Bar le Duc
331 1/2/2020 10:52:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #29: 2 / 11th Army
The GE 11th Army (only) and any CP Corp(s) may stack together and be Activated for a cost of 1 OPS point. If a second CP army is present, then the activation cost for the space is 2 OPS points. This event does not supercede rule 12.1.11.

Message from Central Powers:
Sorry about the +1!
OK, this for OPS.
M 7th and [1st] A-H Armies move to Maggiore, then Udine and remove trench
M Corps in Bar Le Duc to Nevers
6th Army in Bar Le Dud tries to improve Trench.
330 1/2/2020 10:35:00 PM Fall 1915 Allies Message 1) IT3 advances to Verona.
2) The French had a +1 in the attack on Nevers, so GEc is elim, not flipped.

Trent is in Supply, which was of course the point of all this rigamarole.

329 1/2/2020 1:18:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Message Two Corps eliminated at Verona and retreat to Turin
Italian Corps flips.

French 1st Army eliminated and replacement Corps flips (1,0)
7th Army and Corps flip.
Back to you for advance in Verona?
328 1/2/2020 1:13:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Central Powers:
Nevers
AP=6-8

CP=9-11
327 1/2/2020 1:12:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Central Powers:
Verona
AP=3 A

CP=6 C
326 1/1/2020 8:49:00 PM Fall 1915 Allies Message Man, I am distracted today.

RU1, 12, RUc to Insterberg. RUc swings through Memel en route.


325 1/1/2020 7:36:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Message Hey, where are those Russians moving, or are they just entrenching?
324 1/1/2020 6:38:00 PM Fall 1915 Allies Message 6+1v9, then. Thanks.

323 1/1/2020 4:56:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Message Mike, I have a trench in Nevers.
322 1/1/2020 4:36:00 PM Fall 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #21: 2 / Phosgene Gas
A FR attack adds +1 drm.

Message from Allies:
321 1/1/2020 4:36:00 PM Fall 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #28: 4 / Landships
Allows play of "Royal Tank Corps".

Message from Allies:
7-2 OPS

Activate Szawli and Kovno for Move.
Activate Melun and Venice for Attack.
FR1, 10, and 4 v Nevers. 9+1v6
IT3, ITc Venice to Verona. 3v6c

320 1/1/2020 1:43:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #26: 4 / Place of Execution
May only be played after the "Falkenhayn" and before the "H-L Take Command". A GE attack vs. an undestroyed FR fort space adds a +2 drm. May be played alone as an event (for War Status) if all FR forts are already destroyed.

Message from Central Powers:
SR
1 Corps each to Bar le Duc and Nevers
2 Corps to Verona
All from RB, now 5,0
Supply warning Drebrecen.

On last combat, 9th Army advanced to Lublin
319 12/31/2019 3:37:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Message Ok, so much for my advice....
Obviously Iím a very skilled player, expect to get to Total War by 1917. Then you better watch out....
I would kill to get that out of print strategy guide! Found one article on BGG, that used a lot of Go analogies. I should read the rest of it. At least Iím starting to get most of the rules down. Mostly.
318 12/31/2019 3:28:00 PM Fall 1915 Allies Message last game. :)

Anyhoo

317 12/31/2019 3:27:00 PM Fall 1915 Allies Message I tried that and France fell.

316 12/31/2019 3:23:00 PM Fall 1915 Central Powers Message I got ridiculously lucky in France this game (so far...) so could cut the land route to Italy. The guy I lost to last round was Strat moving British armies into Italy like crazy. A-H never had a chance....

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