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35 4/5/2020 5:02:00 PM August 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:
unflip GE1 Brussels and GE7 Mulhouse
34 4/5/2020 4:38:00 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:
AP3
33 4/4/2020 11:54:00 AM 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:
M Sarajevo AH6 to Novi Sad via Valjevo
M Tarnopol [AH3] to Przemysl
32 4/4/2020 4:40:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP2 - SR
BRc RB -> Brussels
FRc Grenoble -> Rouen
FRc Belfort -> Calais
FRc Belfort -> Melun
31 4/1/2020 10:49:00 AM 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:
SR Timisvar AHc to Szeged
SR RB GEc to Sedan (7)
SR Czernowitz AHc to Konigsberg
SR Bremen [GEc] to Strasbourg

Supply threat to Brussels
30 4/1/2020 10:45:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Confirm
29 4/1/2020 10:44:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message 3/3 tie - I'd prefer the retreat!
AH3 flips
you have choice, I assume RU8 KP flips (you may adjust/confirm)
28 4/1/2020 10:43:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
4


Message from Central Powers:
Tarnopol
RU 6A
AH 3A
27 4/1/2020 10:39:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Retreat (FR5) to Melun
26 4/1/2020 10:37:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message There's a OOS risk for France via CT-Melun-Nevers. Please confirm or adjust your move (or adjust [FR5] retreat).
25 4/1/2020 10:31:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #1: 4 / British Reinforcements (2nd Army)
2nd Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP1
M BE1 Antwerp->Brussels
M SB2 Valjevo ->Belgrade
A K-P & Dubno x Tarnopol
24 4/1/2020 10:20:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Flip GE1
Retreat (FR5) via C-T to Verdun

23 4/1/2020 10:12:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Flip FR5
Return fire on 2A
22 4/1/2020 10:11:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
GE attack
21 4/1/2020 10:10:00 AM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
20 4/1/2020 9:15:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Torsten - it's been two weeks since the start. I am concerned about finishing on time if we don't get going.
19 3/25/2020 4:13:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Sorry. Corona shellshock. A combination of child care, homeschooling, quarantine and a day job. I will get back in the saddle soon
18 3/24/2020 12:23:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Torsten - it's been a week. Are you ok?
17 3/21/2020 8:11:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Torsten - you're up for combat resolution and play
16 3/17/2020 11:23:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Just enough
15A vs tbd
Any loss to GE1
Advance GE2 and GE3 if possible
15 3/17/2020 11:17:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Central Powers:
Flank Sedan
14 3/17/2020 11:17:00 PM 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:
C All Liege and Koblenz flank Sedan
13 3/17/2020 9:57:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message FR MO
12 3/17/2020 9:56:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Central Powers:
orders
CP
AP
11 3/17/2020 9:51:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
10 3/17/2020 7:49:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Message Done
9 3/17/2020 7:48:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Central Powers player Central Powers player changed from Torsten Hasforth to Michael Dauer
8 3/17/2020 12:47:00 PM August 1914 Allies Change Allies player Allies player changed from Michael Dauer to Torsten Hasforth
7 3/17/2020 12:47:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I agree to all that you previously wrote (supply warnings, defender rolls, etc). Iím much more used to Cyberboard, but will attempt to update the Vassal when I can. Often (especially early on) I do moves/plays from board memory and will only be able to update any file at a later point. The log here is the definitive record of the game, so do not wait for a move update to proceed. Please raise the question if anything is out of sorts between the file and log of course, and I will do the same.

Iíll accept your bid and play the CP. Iíll switch you to AP. Good luck!
6 3/17/2020 5:53:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message I take AP for 0 VP
5 3/17/2020 5:52:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message - Introduction: Torsten living in Copenhagen, Denmark (GMT+1)
- Availability and game pace. I try to take 1 card play per day
- Scenario & supply warnings: I suggest just adhering to everything here: http://www.bitterwoods.net/paths-of-glory-bpa-tourney-page/
- and per custom defender rolls combat dice in all cases even when no CC available
- I will make a shared dropbox folder to put vassal logfiles from the newest mod

- Good game.
4 3/17/2020 5:51:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Paul I think you moderated a game once
3 3/15/2020 9:49:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
First bid:
Torsten 1-3
Michael 4-6
2 3/15/2020 9:49:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hi Torsten - I think we matched up long ago in a previous tournament, but either way I look forward to our game! I live in Houston, US and play pretty fast.
1 3/15/2020 9:09:00 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 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 Tom (gregorit@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 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!

Paul

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

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