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721 1/15/2020 1:13:00 PM Winter 1918 Allies Message Sweet. Iíll set up. Iíll play the CP.
720 1/15/2020 7:48:00 AM Winter 1918 Central Powers Message Not having that extra CP RP in total war is rough. Also, if the Allies hold Sedan they can attack Metz from three positions while the CP can only attack Verdun from Metz. Thatís a huge disadvantage in the war of attrition, and you really capitalized on it.

I played allies in the game before our first game. I thought the best strategy would be to avoid combat as much as possible in the first two turns by falling back to the most defensible positions, essentially ceding Belgium and much of France to CP. I had thought that by engaging in turn 1 and 2 the AP risked being totally destroyed before any reinforcements cold arrive. I ended up winning that game, but barely.

I donít have much experience in Wilderness War, either, but the tournament is a chance to get at least a couple games in!

Iím down for a rematch with switched sides, with the caveat that I may be a bit slower than our last round as I focus more on WW.
719 1/15/2020 2:14:00 AM Winter 1918 Allies Message No problems Brian. That was fun. But sorry to break the news to you, I was the allies in the first game too and I was the one who lost!

Despite my obvious loss in the first game, I think the key to winning the Western Front for the Germans is taking Sedan and Brussels and holding them throughout the whole game. I had read about this in an earlier online forum on BBG and the speculation that it was near impossible to win without taking Sedan if you are playing as the Germans. The near to play two cards each turn as the CP for RPs hurts too much when all the AP armies are on the board.

I haven't had enough experience in Wilderness War to be much competition for the Tourny.

But keen to play PoG again if you would like to swap sides?

I think you will do well in the PoG Tournament. You plug gaps well.
718 1/14/2020 9:38:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Message Well Simon, with the British on the march towards Berlin and the Russians pushing into East Prussia, I think it's time for me to concede. I could probably limp along for a bit longer, but I don't see any realistic path forward from this position.

Thanks for the game! This was a lot of fun and I learned a lot (in particular, about how badly I played as the Allies in my prior game!).

Any chance you are participating in the BPA Wilderness War tournament starting soon?
717 1/14/2020 9:27:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Message Correction: apparently I did move some (GeCs) to the RB, so replace Ge14 with (GeC) (now 0,1)
716 1/14/2020 9:26:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Message 3/3: Permanently elim Ge14, elim Ru2 and (RuC)
715 1/14/2020 9:25:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Tannenberg: 4a v 4a
714 1/14/2020 9:24:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Message No worries. I assumed you were preparing to resign in the face of my overwhelming position.
713 1/13/2020 8:49:00 PM Winter 1918 Allies Message sorry for delay. I just got back from another holiday. Sorry for not telling you earlier.
712 1/13/2020 8:45:00 PM Winter 1918 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
entrenchments in
Koblenz 1-3
Verdun 1-3
711 1/13/2020 8:45:00 PM Winter 1918 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:
M Verdun FR9 and (FRc) to Nancy and FR10 entrenches
M Koblenz BR3 entrenches
M Aachen BR1 to Koblenz and BRc to Nuremberg and BR5 to Kassel

A Insterberg (RU2),(RUc),(RU5) to Tannenberg (4a vs 4a)

OOS Warning in Augsburg for Western Front.
710 1/8/2020 4:15:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Message Flip Ge5 in Metz.
709 1/7/2020 10:55:00 PM Winter 1918 Allies Message 4 hits on me. Elim CNDc and flip FR army. Elim FR army to hold. FRC to Nancy.

3 hits on you.


708 1/7/2020 10:52:00 PM Winter 1918 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
Nancy
CP 12a
AP 9a
707 1/7/2020 10:50:00 PM Winter 1918 Allies Draw Strategy cards
706 1/7/2020 10:50:00 PM Winter 1918 Allies Message In respect to losses for BEFc. The rule suggests that all available losses come from the BEF unit first, if possible. Check it with Michael Dauer though. It is my understanding.

The AUSc is the way you described it. First loss is always to this unit first.
705 1/7/2020 10:12:00 PM Winter 1918 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:
M - Manheim - Ge12 to Frankfurt

A - Metz - Ge5 and Ge17 attack Nancy
A - Strasbourg - Ge2 and (GeC) attack Nancy.
12a v 9a
704 1/7/2020 10:10:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Message German, French
703 1/7/2020 10:10:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
MOs: CP, AP
702 1/7/2020 10:05:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
701 1/7/2020 10:05:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers End Turn
700 1/7/2020 10:04:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message CP RPs:

Ge3: Flip Ge5 and Ge17 in Metz, 2x(GeC) to RB (0,2)
Ah2: Flip Ah1 in Tarnapol, flip Ah5 in Triesete
Tu1: TuC to RB (1,0)

699 1/7/2020 9:53:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message The only thing is that I think BefC only has to take the FIRST step loss, so you don't have to eliminate it if you want to assign 2 LF to CndC. That's how I read Rule 12.4.5, is your impression different (I would like to know for future games)? Either way you'll have a reduced 2 strength Corps left.

Everything else makes sense. I have Br1, Br5 and BrC in Aachen and Br3 in Koblenz. Falkenhayn (I guess he's still in command in our game) is urging the Kaiser to consider capitulation.
698 1/7/2020 9:53:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message The only thing is that I think BefC only has to take the FIRST step loss, so you don't have to eliminate it if you want to assign 2 LF to CndC. That's how I read Rule 12.4.5, is your impression different (I would like to know for future games)? Either way you'll have a reduced 2 strength Corps left.

Everything else makes sense. I have Br1, Br5 and BrC in Aachen and Br3 in Koblenz. Falkenhayn (I guess he's still in command in our game) is urging the Kaiser to consider capitulation.
697 1/7/2020 9:24:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message First combat, I have to Elim BEFc for 3 hits. Iíll flip CNDc for the fourth. It was only 4 hits on me not 5.

In second combat, Elim half strength army and advance BRc and all other full strength armies. No advance for the British army attacking the GEc.

I donít have the map in front of me. I hope this all makes sense?
696 1/7/2020 9:09:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message 5/3 - Elim Ge4, elim replacement (GeC) (0,0), elim (GeC). You can flip an army. Advance?
695 1/7/2020 9:07:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Aachen: 6a v 5a
694 1/7/2020 9:07:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message 3/5: Flip Ge5, Flip BeFC, you can assign 3 more losses
693 1/7/2020 9:06:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Metz: 6a v 12a
692 1/7/2020 1:36:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message Sorry you are correct. Please proceed.
691 1/7/2020 6:20:00 AM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message I have the BEFc in Nancy, not BrC. Not sure it makes much difference but I'll let you confirm before I roll the attack.
690 1/6/2020 7:33:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #16: 5 / Romania
May not be played after "Fall of the Tsar". Romania joins the Allies. See also 9.5.2.5 for restrictions on play as a non-event when CP are at TW.

Message from Allies:
A Verdun FR9,FR10,(FRc) to Metz
A Nancy FR1,CNDc,BRc to Metz (6a vs 12a)

A Liege BR5,(BR4) to Aachen
A Koblenz BR1 to Aachen (6a vs 5a) and BR1 to Frankfurt (4a vs 2c)-auto-victory

I'll wait for results before deciding advances.
689 1/6/2020 6:35:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #55: 4 / Lloyd George
May not be played after MICHEL, BLUCHER, or PEACE OFFENSIVE. No BR attacks vs. Level 2 entrenched GE units may be made for the rest of this turn. The effect of this card is canceled by play of MICHEL, BLUCHER, or PEACE OFFENSIVE events. This event may mean that a BR MO cannot be fulfilled in a specific turn.

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

Message from Central Powers:
688 1/6/2020 5:50:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message Flip all units in Russia for 5 hits.
687 1/6/2020 5:19:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message 3/5: Flip Ge14, you have a couple options.
686 1/6/2020 5:18:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Tannenberg: 6a v 6a
685 1/6/2020 5:18:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message 3/5: Elim Ge1 (0,1); Flip Br4 and elim (BrC)
684 1/6/2020 5:17:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Welcome back! Let the massacre of my men resume . . .

Aachen: 6a+1 v 9a.
683 1/3/2020 10:06:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
entrenchment in Sedan
require 1-3
682 1/3/2020 10:05:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #50: 4 / Allenby (BR Reinforcements)
May only be played after "Sinai Pipeline". Place the British NE Army in Alexandria. See 9.5.3.4.

Message from Allies:
I'm back. I hope you had a great break and time away.

M Sedan BR1,BR3 to Koblenz and BE1 entrenches

A Liege BR4,BR5,(BRc) to Aachen (6a+1drm vs 9a)
A Insterberg RU2,RU5,RUc to Tannenberg (6a vs 6a)
681 12/23/2019 10:17:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message Nope and nope. -1 marker to Aachen.
680 12/23/2019 10:16:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Trench Rolls:
Aachen: Need 3 or less
Trieste: Need 2 or less
679 12/23/2019 10:16:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #27: 4 / Zeppelin Raids
Subtract 4 BR RPs from the BR RP total during the Replacement Phase of this turn.

Message from Central Powers:
M - Aachen - Dig
M - Strasbourg - (Ge1) to Aachen
M - Innsbruck - Ge12 to Manheim, (GeC) to Strasbourg
M - Trieste - Ah7 and AhC to Innsbruck, (Ah5) digs
678 12/23/2019 10:04:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message 4/7: Flip Ge17; Elim Fr3 and flip replacement FrC (1,2)
677 12/23/2019 10:03:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Metz: 5a v 15a
676 12/23/2019 10:03:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message Correction: German RB is (0,2)
675 12/23/2019 10:02:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message 5/4: Elim (Ge3), Elim replacement (GeC) (2,0), flip Ge4 to hold; Elim (Br2) and flip replacement BrC.
674 12/23/2019 10:00:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Aachen: 6a+1 v 9a
673 12/23/2019 9:59:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message I believe I only have Ge4 and (Ge3) in Aachen. I had to eliminate the (GeC) to hold the space, since the replacement GeC was already reduced. I'll roll the attack on the 9a column, but by all means let me know if I'm missing a unit! I could use it.
672 12/22/2019 11:32:00 PM Fall 1917 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:
A Aachen BR4,BR5,(BR2) to Aachen (6a+1drm vs 12a) CC is enduring

M London BR1 to Sedan

A Verdun FR3,FR9,FR10 to Metz (5a vs 15a)
671 12/22/2019 11:28:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message flip IT3.
670 12/22/2019 9:19:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message Flip Ah5. No advance.
669 12/22/2019 9:15:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message I donít have the board in front of me.
2 hits on you. Flip AH army.
3 hits on me. Elim (itc) and flip IT army. Retreat both to Venice. Advance?
668 12/22/2019 9:14:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
Udine
CP 6a
AP 6a
667 12/22/2019 8:49:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message One change -- let's throw the AhC into the Udine attack.
666 12/22/2019 8:40:00 PM Fall 1917 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:
M - Metz - Ge4 to Aachen
A - Trieste - Ah5 and Ah7 attack Udine. 6a v 4a.
665 12/22/2019 8:33:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message 7/4 - Elim Ge10, Elim replacement (GeC) (0,3), Elim (GeC) to hold; Flip Br2
664 12/22/2019 8:32:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Aachen - 9a+1 v 12a
663 12/22/2019 1:42:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #19: 2 / Air Superiority
A BR or FR attack adds +1 drm. ANA, AUS, CND, or PT do not qualify as BR for this purpose.

Message from Allies:
for attack into Aachen.
662 12/22/2019 1:42:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #38: 2 / USA Reinforcements (1 corps)
May only be played after "Over There". 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
A Liege BR2,BR4,BR5 to Aachen (9a+1drm vs 12a)

M Kharkov RU10 to Dubno and RU12 to Vinnitsa
661 12/22/2019 12:35:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #40: 3 / Air Superiority
A GE attack adds +1 drm.

Message from Central Powers:
BuC - Kazanlik to Lomza
TuC - Mosul to Trebizond
AhC - Przemysl to Tarnopol
(AhC) - Stanislau to K-P
660 12/21/2019 9:41:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message no advance.
659 12/21/2019 9:41:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message Nope. Elim TuC. Advance?
658 12/21/2019 9:40:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Central Powers:
Batum: Just rolling defense to see if I can flip an RuC
657 12/21/2019 9:33:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #47: 4 / USA Reinforcements (2nd Army)
May only be played after "Over There". 2nd Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
M Lublin RU9 to Bialystok
M Verdun BR4 to Liege and BEFc to Nancy
M Paris FR3,FR9,FR10 to Verdun

A Kars RU_CAU,RUc,RUc to Batum (5a vs 1c)
656 12/21/2019 9:29:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message No, it was my mistake. Not the first time the Austro-Hungarians suffered an unexpectedly large loss!
655 12/21/2019 9:27:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message Sorry, I should have confirmed the odds. Do you want to replay the Austrian attack for a move elsewhere and leave them at full strength?
654 12/21/2019 9:25:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message Yeesh, the Russians came to fight. Confirm all losses. I did not notice the trench in Dubno. A 7LF on Austrian armies really does a lot of damage!
653 12/21/2019 9:21:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message 4 hits on you. Not bad.

Elim (GE18) and replacement GEc flips (0.4)

I'll get you to confirm all these moves first.
652 12/21/2019 9:20:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
3 hits on me. Flip RU4 and Elim (RUc)

fire back on
AP 5a
651 12/21/2019 9:19:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
A - Warsaw - Ge8 and (Ge18) attack Brest-Litovsk. Will play CC for +1 DRM and to fire first.

CP first on 6a+1drm
650 12/21/2019 9:19:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message 2 hits each. Flip RU11 only. Nothing on you.
649 12/21/2019 9:18:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
A - Lomza - Ge11 attacks Bialystok. 5a v 3a.
CP 5a
AP 3a
648 12/21/2019 9:18:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message 4 hits. Flip both RU7,RU6.

7 hits on you. Elim AH2 and replacement AHc flips (2.2) remaining AH1 flips too.
647 12/21/2019 9:16:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:

A - Tarnopol - Ah1 & Ah2 attack Dubno. MO made
CP 5a
AP 9a (trench)
646 12/21/2019 9:14:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Combat #44: 3 / Von Hutier
Attacker fires first and cancels all trench effects for an attack against RU unit(s).

Message from Central Powers:
To B-L
645 12/21/2019 9:14:00 PM Fall 1917 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:
To B-L
644 12/21/2019 9:14:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #45: 4 / Treaty of Brest Litovsk
May only be played after "Bolshevik Revolution". RU units may no longer attack. CP units may not attack RU units except TU units may attack on the Near East map. Both sides may still move into unoccupied spaces and may still suffer attrition, besiege forts, and resolve sieges. Also see 5.5.2.

Message from Central Powers:
M - Czernowitz - Ah3 to K-P via Zhmerinka

A - Tarnopol - Ah1 & Ah2 attack Dubno. MO made.
A - Lomza - Ge11 attacks Bialystok. 5a v 3a.
A - Warsaw - Ge8 and (Ge18) attack Brest-Litovsk. Will play CC for +1 DRM and to fire first.
643 12/21/2019 9:01:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message I see what you mean. Actually you are right that probably was the most optimum move. However my Russian armies are also committed in a big way to the Austrian Front. If you can get some lucky rolls you may be able to sneak a VP from the Germany Front in Russia.
642 12/21/2019 8:59:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message Yeah, I thought it might be an easier grab for a third Russian VP space for Tsar Takes Command. Not any more, though.
641 12/21/2019 8:57:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message A little lucky on my part. But I tend to find the amount of ops required to get Baku, hardly make it worthwhile for the Turks anyway. Especially with Salonika remaining open.
640 12/21/2019 8:56:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message Well, shoot. I thought you just played that card for Ops, but I see you got it back on reshuffle!
639 12/21/2019 8:55:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #29: 4 / Yudenitch (RU Reinforcements)
Place the Russian CAU Army in any supplied space in Russia on the Near East map. Can enter prior to TU entry.

Message from Allies:
RU_CAU to Kars
638 12/21/2019 8:54:00 PM Fall 1917 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:
M - Sivas - YLD to Erzerum
M - Budapest - Ah11 to Przemysl
637 12/21/2019 8:50:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message Ah, It
636 12/21/2019 8:50:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
MOs: CP, AP
635 12/21/2019 8:49:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
634 12/21/2019 8:49:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
633 12/21/2019 8:49:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers End Turn
632 12/21/2019 8:48:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message RPs:

Ge3: Flip Ge14 in Tannenberg, Ge11 in Lomza, Ge8 in Warsaw
Ah2: Flip Ah5 and Ah7 in Trieste

All others wasted.
631 12/21/2019 8:44:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message RPs

Allies 1
PTc to RB (1.0)

Britain 2
BR2 in Liege

France 2
FR10 in Paris
FRc to RB (2.2)

Italy 1
(IT1) to Rome

Russia 3
RU5,RU2 in Insterberg
RU4 in Brest-Litosk.
630 12/21/2019 8:41:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Discard Strategy card #7: 2 / Severe Weather

Message from Allies:
629 12/21/2019 8:41:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message flip RU2 and RU5.
628 12/21/2019 8:41:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message 3/4: Flip Ge14, you have a couple choices
627 12/21/2019 8:40:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Whoops, battles all up and down the eastern front!

Insterberg: 6a v 6a
626 12/21/2019 8:36:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message you missed a combat in Insterberg.

Advance RU9 to Lublin.
625 12/21/2019 8:20:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message 5/3: Elim Ah4 and flip replacement AhC (3,2); Retreat (AhC) to Stanislau via Przemysl; Flip Ru3, advance?
624 12/21/2019 8:18:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Lublin: 6a v 3a
623 12/21/2019 8:18:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message 3/3: Flip Ge8, Flip Ru4 and RuC
622 12/21/2019 8:17:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Warsaw: 6a v 6a

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