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75 11/12/2019 5:57:00 PM September 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 4

Message from Central Powers:
74 11/12/2019 5:54:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message I would have taken the flip as you anyway. BR RP are cheap now, whereas it would take 2 ops to move Calais, the only retreat that doesn't risk OOS.
73 11/12/2019 5:52:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message I'll be more careful. I guess the delay is a necessary price. we are moving pretty quickly now.
72 11/12/2019 3:18:00 PM September 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:
T2 AP4
M London 1A to Ostend
M Valjevo 2A to Belgrade
M Petrograd 9,10A to Szawli
71 11/12/2019 3:10:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Ostend 4-3 CP victory
Flip BEF elim Bel C flip Br C to hold
Flip G 1A

With Intelligence that you weren't going to advance, I could have saved a step by retreating and then moving back in. But in a face to face game I would have done this.


70 11/12/2019 3:06:00 PM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Allies:
Ostend
CP 6A
AP 6A
69 11/12/2019 3:05:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Belgrade 3-3 tie
Flip Serb 1A,C AH 6A


68 11/12/2019 3:03:00 PM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Allies:
Belgrade
CP 6A
AP 4A
67 11/12/2019 2:06:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message Belgrade odds are incorrect as SB2 is still in Valjevo.
6A vs 4A
66 11/12/2019 2:00:00 PM September 1914 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:
A:Novi Sad vs Belgrade. 6A vs 6A. CC? need results to know advance decision.
M:GE10 Essen to Metz
A:Brussels vs Ostend. 6A vs 6A. no advance.
65 11/12/2019 1:43:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #11: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (9th Army, 10th Army)
9th Army, 10th Army.

Message from Allies:
T2 AP3
Both in Petrograd
64 11/12/2019 1:39:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #12: 4 / German Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
Essen. RB to (8)
63 11/12/2019 1:35:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #14: 4 / British Reinforcements (1st Army)
1st Army, 1 corps.

War Status increased to 1

Message from Allies:
London RB =1,0
62 11/12/2019 1:01:00 PM September 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:
flip GE7 Belfort and GE8 Konigsberg
61 11/12/2019 1:00:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message 3/4
flip GE7 and FR2
60 11/12/2019 1:00:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Central Powers:
Belfort:
AP 5A
CP 5A
59 11/12/2019 10:34:00 AM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #10: 3 / French Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army.

Message from Allies:
T2 AP1
M Verdun 5A to Dijon
A Nancy 1,2A vs Belfort 5A vs 5A mandatory made
M Kovno 1,2A to Insterberg
58 11/12/2019 9:21:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message you get them all over the first 2 turns, but you had the minimum ops value hand possible, with all 5 2's and no 4's! getting Pleve and Withdraw out is nice, but still. nice work, considering the hand.
57 11/12/2019 7:37:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message apologize for not including advance order. siege Belfort.
56 11/12/2019 2:43:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message BEF B C Bel (c) retreated to Ostend

55 11/12/2019 2:27:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Belfort 4-1 CP victory
elim 2 Fr C do you advance?

54 11/12/2019 1:46:00 AM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Allies:
Belfort
CP 3A
AP 5C
53 11/12/2019 1:45:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Brussels 7-5 CP victory
Bel 1A to (c)
Flip G 3 advance 1,2 to Brussels

52 11/12/2019 1:42:00 AM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from Allies:
Brussels
CP 15A
AP 9A
51 11/12/2019 1:19:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message night
50 11/12/2019 12:59:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message meant Novi Sad, not Nis.
49 11/12/2019 12:48:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message I will hold up on attacks til your move is clarified.


48 11/12/2019 12:47:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message The 6th army can't move to Nis Serbian 2nd is still in Valjevo.

47 11/12/2019 12:46:00 AM September 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
46 11/11/2019 9:00:00 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:
A:Liege vs Brussels. 15A vs 9A. Losses from GE3, advance with GE1 and GE2 if successful.
M:AH6 Sarajevo to Nis
A:GE7 Mulhouse vs Belfort. 3A vs 5C.
45 11/11/2019 8:57:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message FR only.
44 11/11/2019 8:57:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Central Powers:
MO:
CP
AP
43 11/11/2019 8:54:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
42 11/11/2019 8:54:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers End Turn
41 11/11/2019 8:54:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #3: 2 / Von Francois

Message from Central Powers:
40 11/11/2019 8:54:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message RP:
2 AH - flip AH2 Munkacs AHc to RB (4). full?
3 GE - flip GE1, GE2 Liege and GE7 Mulhouse.

pretty unusual game to have AH at full strength and FR almost full strength at the end of turn 1!
39 11/11/2019 8:29:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Turn 1 AP RPS
F 1 flip 5A Verdun
B 1 flip C Port Said, Basra
R 2 Flip 1,2A Kovno

38 11/11/2019 8:26:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #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:
T1 AP6
Serb c RB to Belgrade
Fr C Melun to Callais
37 11/11/2019 5:59:00 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:
36 11/11/2019 2:03:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #10: 3 / French Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army.

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

Message from Allies:
T1 AP5
35 11/11/2019 12:52:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #9: 4 / Reichstag Truce
May not be played after CP War Commitment Level is Total War. Add 1 VP.

War Status increased to 3

Message from Central Powers:
34 11/11/2019 9:19:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #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:
T1 AP4
Br C RB to Brussels 0,0
FR C Rb to Melun 6,0
33 11/11/2019 1:14:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message I am going to bed and will make my next move in the morning[
32 11/11/2019 1:11:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message 4 losses Insterberg flip 1,2A Kovno

31 11/11/2019 1:05:00 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:
not dependent on your advance decision.
30 11/11/2019 1:02:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message 5/4, regardless of how RU takes losses. flip GE8 and retire to Konigsberg. 4LF for RU. Advance?
29 11/11/2019 1:01:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from Central Powers:
flank fails.
Insterberg:
CP on 5A
AP on what's left + 1
28 11/11/2019 1:00:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Central Powers:
flank vs Inst on 3+
27 11/11/2019 12:59:00 AM 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:
Insterberg
26 11/11/2019 12:58:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #12: 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 Allies:
T1 AP3
M Ivangorod 4A to Lublin
A Kovno 1,2A vs Insterberg
A Grodno C vs Insterberg 6A +1 vs 5A Attempt Flank
25 11/11/2019 12:52:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #7: 3 / German Reinforcements (9th Army)
9th Army.

Message from Central Powers:
AHc Czern to Szeged
GEc Insterberg to Prz
GEc RB to Prz
GEc RB to Breslau (6)
24 11/11/2019 12:49:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message AHc to elim
23 11/11/2019 12:49:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Central Powers:
Timisvar
AP 2A
CP 1C
22 11/11/2019 12:41:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Russian Reinforcements (2 corps)
2 corps.

Message from Allies:
T1 AP2
A Belgrade vs Timisvar 2A vs 1C no advance
M Lomza 2A to Kovno
21 11/11/2019 12:37:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message your right about the OOS on first turn.

20 11/10/2019 11:34:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #4: 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 Central Powers:
(GEc) Bremen to Koblenz
M:AH3 Tarnopol to Munkacs
19 11/10/2019 10:24:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Sedan 3 losses.
Flip F 5A
No Advance

18 11/10/2019 8:10:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message 4/3 French victory. flip GE2 and retire to Liege.
Advance?
17 11/10/2019 8:09:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Central Powers:
I was relying on rule 15.1.12 which prevents RU from entering/attacking/besieging a GE fort on August turn. :)

French are kicking GE butt right from the starting whistle!

Sedan:
AP 9A
CP 9A
16 11/10/2019 12:03:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
T1 AP1
M Antwerp Bel 1A to Brussels
M Grenoble F C to Melun
A Verdun 3,4,5A vs Sedan 9A vs 9A mandatory made
15 11/10/2019 11:58:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Sedan 4-3 CP win
Flip G 1 Army 2,3A advance to Sedan
French 5A Flips then flips back and retreats to Verdun

14 11/10/2019 11:55:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Allies:
Sedan
AP 3A
CP 15A remainder
13 11/10/2019 11:54:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Flank Sedan
12 11/10/2019 11:53:00 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:
Sedan
11 11/10/2019 11:52:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message None and French

10 11/10/2019 11:52:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Allies:
Mandatories
CP
AP
9 11/10/2019 11:51:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Supply warning If all 3 armies advance to Sedan
BEF to Essen and R 4A to Breslau puts all your troops out of supply

Do you agree to play Out Of Supply warnings.

I will agree to let you roll my flank rolls also

If I forget to roll for a trench feel free to go ahead and roll it.


8 11/10/2019 11:45:00 AM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
7 11/10/2019 8:53:00 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:
A:Liege and Koblenz vs Sedan with flank. If it is OK, I prefer to have defender do the rolls, so that errors can be spotted before any dice are committed. At least when they would be my errors! :) You can roll your flanks if you wish, of course.

Take loss from GE1 Liege. advance all who can, including GE1 if not damaged.
6 11/10/2019 8:49:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
5 11/10/2019 8:49:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Accepted,and thanks for the follow-up
4 11/6/2019 8:00:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message I will bid 0 for the allies
3 11/6/2019 7:59:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Bid for sides
you on 1-3
Me on 4-6
2 11/6/2019 7:51:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Hello David,
I am in the eastern time zone and semi retired. I usually can make 1 or 2 moves a day.
I like the default tournament scenario.
I have a protocol that if I don't clearly specify an attack and the odds, or roll the wrong number of dice, the entire roll is invalid.
I like playing with supply warnings


1 11/6/2019 4:35:00 AM 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 Thailand (GMT +6) and will generally respond to all match questions within 24 hours. I strongly recommend you e-mail me directly at "paulhubbard@hotmail.co.uk" 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 mdauer92@yahoo.com). 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 or Cyberboard are 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!

Paul

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

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