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89 4/3/2020 1:56:00 AM Fall 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:
Insterberg:
GE8 to Kovno,
GE7 to Grodno,
GEc captures plock and goes back to insterberg -

Tarnow
AH1 to Lodz via czest -

Novi sad:
GEc to munkacs (GEc) to gorlice
88 4/3/2020 1:19:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from Central Powers:
MO
ap
cp
87 4/3/2020 1:15:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards L war cards added to deck.
86 4/2/2020 8:58:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards L war cards added to deck.
85 4/2/2020 8:57:00 PM September 1914 Allies End Turn
84 4/2/2020 8:03:00 PM September 1914 Allies Discard Strategy card #5: 2 / Putnik

Message from Allies:
I had it....you just didn't give me a roll I could use it on ;-)
83 4/2/2020 8:03:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message AP Replacements:

RU-2:
Flip (Ru c) in Vilna to full
Flip (Ru c) in Baranovichi to full
Full

FR-1:
Flip (Fr 1A) in Nancy to full

BR-1: Full
82 4/2/2020 8:01:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #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.

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

Message from Allies:
81 4/2/2020 2:35:00 AM 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:
GE6
GE9

both flipped to full
80 4/2/2020 2:34:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message 4/4
GE6 flipped
FR1 flipped
79 4/2/2020 2:32:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Central Powers:
Strasbourg
ap
cp
78 4/1/2020 9:47:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #4: 2 / Pleve
RU units get a +1 drm for an attack or defense.

Message from Allies:
A Nancy v Strasbourg: 5A v 9A; French MO completed
M Tarnopol; Ru 3A to Czernowitz via Lemberg and Stanislaw
77 4/1/2020 9:45:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Retreat BEF and (Be c) to Ostend
76 4/1/2020 3:20:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message 2/2

AHc elim
SB2 flipped
75 4/1/2020 3:19:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Central Powers:
Nis vs skopje
(5a) vs 4a + potential putnik
AP
CP
74 4/1/2020 3:18:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message 5/7
BE1 -> (BEc) (BEFc has 2 loss so cannot be chosen)
you retreat 2 spaces
IF BEF retreats to Ostend -> GE9 flipped - no advance
Else I will rethink move


73 4/1/2020 3:16:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from Central Powers:
succeed - Brussel combat
AP
CP
72 4/1/2020 3:16:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Central Powers:
brussel flank

71 4/1/2020 3:15:00 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:
Attacks
Liege + sedan on Brussel - with flank attempt
I'll roll flank and combat
16a vs 6a

Novi sad on skopje
(5a)vs 4a
I'll roll combat, you can use potential CC at your discretion
70 4/1/2020 2:22:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #1: 4 / British Reinforcements (2nd Army)
2nd Army, 1 corps.

War Status increased to 5

Message from Allies:
69 4/1/2020 1:19:00 PM September 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:
Essen
GE9 to Liege

Belgrade
AH5
AH6
AHc

to nis via valejo

68 4/1/2020 11:59:00 AM September 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 4

Message from Allies:
67 4/1/2020 5:06:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #7: 3 / German Reinforcements (9th Army)
9th Army.

Message from Central Powers:
Essen
66 4/1/2020 4:50:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message yes correct on timisvar

Belgrade battle:
Novi Sad 1gec flipped
AH6
AH5
AHc

Advances into Belgrade
65 3/31/2020 7:55:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message You can advance into Belgrade
64 3/31/2020 7:40:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
M Valjevo: Sb 2A to Skopje
M Lomza: Ru 2A to Brest-L
63 3/31/2020 7:37:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Flip to one of the attacking corps

Sb c eliminated and fort destroyed
62 3/31/2020 7:36:00 PM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Belgrade: Defender fire at 2c
61 3/31/2020 7:34:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Grodno fort destroyed.

With CC, retreat (Ru c) to Baranocichi
60 3/31/2020 7:33:00 PM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Grodno attacker fire
59 3/31/2020 7:33:00 PM September 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:
For Grodno
58 3/31/2020 7:32:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Kovno fort destroyed
57 3/31/2020 4:14:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message *belgrade for francois
56 3/31/2020 4:04:00 AM September 1914 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:
Insterberg
55 3/31/2020 4:04:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 4 / Austria - Hungary Reinforcements (7th Army)
7th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
Novi sad + Timisvar +1 francois attacks Belgrade:
CP 9+1 vs 6 - No flank attempt

will check advance

Insterberg:
GE7 attacks kovno, no advance,
GE8 attacks Grodno, no advance

Over to you to resolve all, you can resolve forts first as I won't advance.
54 3/30/2020 8:15:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #11: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (9th Army, 10th Army)
9th Army, 10th Army.

Message from Allies:
Ru 9A to Petrograd; Ru 10A to Kharkov
53 3/30/2020 8:07:00 PM September 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
52 3/30/2020 8:07:00 PM September 1914 Allies Discard Strategy card #7: 2 / Severe Weather

Message from Allies:
51 3/30/2020 8:06:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Your move has the AH c moving from Stanislaw to Belgrade, but I've still got a unit in Belgrade. I assume you wanted to put it with AH 6A in Timisvar, but please confirm.

To keep things moving, I'll go ahead and make my move, but I reserve the right to change it if you do anything other than moving the AH c to Timisvar
50 3/30/2020 9:52:00 AM September 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:
SR:
stanislau AHc to Belgrade -
Oppeln GEc to novi sad -
GEc reserve box to Novi sad. -
Villach AHc to konigsberg
49 3/30/2020 12:33:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Central Powers:
MO
ap
cp
48 3/30/2020 12:30:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
47 3/30/2020 12:30:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers End Turn
46 3/30/2020 12:30:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message AHc -> elim, ru8 advances
45 3/30/2020 12:29:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
1


Message from Central Powers:
forgot your attack
czerno
ap
cp
44 3/30/2020 12:28:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message * Munkacs:(AH 2nd Army) => AH 2nd Army
* (AH 3rd Army): CP Eliminated to Budapest

* Insterberg:(GE 7th Army) => GE 7th Army
* Insterberg:(GE 8th Army) => GE 8th Army
* Insterberg:(GE Corps) => GE Corps
* Oppeln:(GE Corps) => GE Corps
43 3/29/2020 9:20:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message AP Replacements:

RU-3:
Rebuild Ru 1A from EB to Petrograd
Rebuild Ru c from EB to RB (2,0)

FR-2:
Flip (Fr 6A) in Paris to full
Flip (Fr 5A) in Calais to full

BR-2: Flip all Br c in Near East to full
Full
42 3/29/2020 9:19:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Russian Reinforcements (2 corps)
2 corps.

Message from Allies:
A: KP v Czernowitz: 3A v 1c; advance Ru 8A if possible
M Belgrade: SB 1A to Skopje

OOS threat to Insterberg
41 3/29/2020 3:47:00 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:
40 3/29/2020 2:13:00 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:
39 3/29/2020 4:58:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Haha yes I should have specified.
Flip the healthy army and gec, over to you. :) !
38 3/28/2020 1:53:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message CP win 7-4: Eliminate Ru 1A and replacement corps; flip 1 x Ru c

Retreat (Ru c) to Vilna (via Grodno); Ru c to Riga

I'll wait on your loss/advance decision before I move
37 3/28/2020 1:38:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I thought you were going to roll your own attack dice...I'm ALWAYS way too kind to my opponents ;-)
36 3/28/2020 1:37:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Allies:
Kovno battle: 9A(+1) v 6A
35 3/28/2020 4:32:00 AM August 1914 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:
Insterberg attack on kovno
34 3/28/2020 4:32:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Moves -
Sarajevo: 6AH to timisvar
Insterberg 9+1 francois vs (6)
33 3/28/2020 4:04:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message AHc -> Elim
32 3/28/2020 4:03:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Central Powers:
timisvar
ap +1
cp
31 3/28/2020 4:00:00 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:
For Timisvar attack
30 3/28/2020 4:00:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #10: 3 / French Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army.

Message from Allies:
A Belgrade v Timisvar: 3A(+1) v 1c; no advance
M Melun: (Fr 5A) to Calais
M Belfort: 1 x Fr c to Melun; 1 x Fr c to Mulhouse and back to Belfort (trench destroyed)

OOS threat to Novi Sad and Sarajevo
29 3/27/2020 2:31:00 AM 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 4

Message from Central Powers:
Event - OOs threat on brussel BEG and BEF
28 3/26/2020 9:12:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #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:
RB: 2 x Ru c to Kovno (3,0)
RB: Ru c to Tarnopol (2,0)
RB: SB c to Belgrade (1,0)
27 3/26/2020 7:36:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #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:
SR
(GE7)-> Insterberg
26 3/25/2020 2:45:00 PM August 1914 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:
25 3/25/2020 5:33:00 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:
Hi, sorry my whole city had problems with the fiber network yesterday so my internet was out.


24 3/24/2020 2:13:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message !! AHc retreats to Uzghorod, not lemberg !!
23 3/24/2020 2:11:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Ru + ge so we both have satisfied mo
22 3/24/2020 2:10:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from Central Powers:
We forgot mos
Ap
Cp
21 3/24/2020 2:10:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message 4-0
Ah3->Ahc

Ahc retreats to lemberg
Ru3 advances to tarnopol
20 3/24/2020 2:01:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
1


Message from Central Powers:
Success
6v3
Ap
Cp
19 3/24/2020 2:01:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Central Powers:
Flank attempt tarnopol
18 3/23/2020 9:43:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP1:

M Antwerp: Be 1 to Brussels via Liege
A Dubno and KP v Tarnapol with flank attempt; if my losses <4, take from KP; if loss =4, flip both Russian armies; advance Ru 3A to Tarnopol if possible
17 3/23/2020 6:41:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message hahah true true!

All three Armies enter Sedan.
Over to you.
16 3/22/2020 2:38:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I'm OK with you rolling your attacks if you want.

I probably won't do it. After all, blaming you for giving me bad dice results is half the fun of the game ;-)
15 3/22/2020 2:35:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message CP win 5-2: Retreat (Fr 5A) to Melun

To you for advance decision
14 3/22/2020 2:28:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Flip to (Fr 5A) and return fire at 2A
13 3/22/2020 2:26:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Flank successful; Germans fire first
12 3/22/2020 2:25:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Sedan flank roll
11 3/22/2020 10:22:00 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:
GE 1,2,3 flank attempt on sedan
Over to you to resolve cc's, flank, attack.
Will decide advance after combat results

I propose that in the future, the attacker can if they wish resolve combats to speed the game up.
Of course if an impatient attacker resolves a combat too hastily the defender can then play CC's after having seen result.


10 3/22/2020 10:16:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
9 3/20/2020 2:32:00 PM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
8 3/20/2020 2:32:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message OK...great!!

I'll take the AP. Sides are right.

Fire away ;-)
7 3/20/2020 7:07:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message ''We've got to get going. Please confirm that you agree to the Historical scenario and OOS warnings.
''

I agree to these :) !
6 3/20/2020 7:06:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I bid 0 for cp
5 3/19/2020 4:00:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message You have the opening bid
4 3/19/2020 3:59:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 2-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
1: You bid first
2: I bid first
3 3/19/2020 3:59:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Carl,

We've got to get going. Please confirm that you agree to the Historical scenario and OOS warnings.

I'll roll for bidding.
2 3/17/2020 5:57:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Carl,

I live in the Seattle area in the western U.S. so we have quite a time difference. My opponents in the first 2 rounds were also based in Europe, so that's no big deal.

I'm OK with the standard Historical scenario as suggested by Tom. I'd also like to use OOS warnings if you're agreeable to that.

If you're OK with the scenario, I'll let you roll for bidding.

Looking forward to a good game with you.

Scott
1 3/15/2020 2:25:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Message Welcome to Round Four of the BPA VIII Paths of Glory Tournament!

I'm sure most of you know the routine by now but I figure it can't hurt to make sure this info is in your ACTS log. This round is slightly longer than the prior round but please don't let that make you complacent regarding game pace - you'll still want to average a card play a day, PER player.

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 March 18, 2020 but feel free to start your match immediately. Round 4 concludes on July 21, 2020 you'll have 125 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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