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1185 5/4/2020 5:29:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message Well, the best possible Allied cull would be to remove the 9 eligible two-point cards early in the game (plus Grand Fleet and US Corps when possible). I had removed 7 by the end of the game, so that leaves plenty of room for improvement.
1184 5/4/2020 5:19:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Yeah I guess you were only the two corps cards short of best-possible-culling w/o me playing High Seas Fleet. The AUS/CND are really awesome units, I love to get them in if I can. Some people actually play the RU 2 Corps card during mobilization instead of the armies, as a deck-clearing measure ... I usually wait, myself. As CP I usually try to leave the AH 4-Reinf card (the army plus two corps) in the mix for a really long time to get the 4-ops if I possibly can (the opposite of culling 2-cards being NOT culling 4 cards). Also every now and then I have a game where things come up in an order where I can play Place of Execution and Zeppelin Raids *instead* of Walter Rathenau, and keep a glorious 5-card in the mix.
1183 5/4/2020 5:10:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message The only way to remove the American corps card would have been to get the US in sooner. Getting the Russian, Canadian and Australian corps in would have saved some RPs spent rebuilding Russian and British corps.
1182 5/4/2020 5:08:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message Of the 10 two-point cards still in my deck or hand, 6 were unremovable (no asterisk), 1 was the Grand Fleet (which you never gave me an opportunity to remove) and 3 were corps reinforcement cards (Russian, American & Canadian/Australian).
1181 5/4/2020 4:39:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message I followed out the whole "Anner - Gregorio" finals game from the BPA tournament (I think it's still up) when I was doing testing of the PoG Module. Anner's deck clearing as CP is near perfect - inspiring!
1180 5/4/2020 4:37:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Oh, wow. I do usually work aggressively at culling my deck -- can't get it ALL done (kept needing to play 11th Army card as ops) but I definitely make a substantial effort. It not only gives you higher average ops later on, it also lowers the number of turns it takes to "draw your way through your deck" at the end when you need to get Russia / US Entry stuff to line up right.
1179 5/4/2020 4:30:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message Something else I notice: you permanently removed 11 two-point cards whereas I only got rid of 7.
1178 5/4/2020 3:51:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message I sometimes bring in Italy on AP6 -- no RP's for *that* turn, but it means that the CP has to take its "one free swing" on CP1, and I've got plenty of time to both bring in reinforcements and take RP's. But yeah it's a tricky set of things all being balanced.
1177 5/4/2020 3:44:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message Thanks. I share your analysis. I recognized ahead of time that Italian entry and my ascension to Total War would happen at the same time. I therefore intended to get a couple French armies ready on the Alps, but in classic PoG fashion, got tied up dealing with other stuff. I still thought it would be clever to bring Italy in as my fifth action and then play 5-point RP card as my sixth action to quickly build up Italian armies. What I failed to fully grasp was that you had built up strong enough forces at the other end of the Alps to break through in a single action, which left me with a rotten choice between not stopping your breakthrough and not taking any replacements. My takeaway is that I should have brought Italy in as my fourth action so I could have done both.
1176 5/4/2020 3:07:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Oh and I forgot to mention you had some GREAT momentum midgame after my offensives in Russia were done and I was doing air-traffic-control in my hand to try to get the cards in the right order to put Russia out. I was starting to get worried!
1175 5/4/2020 3:05:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Indeed! I kept trying to see if I could get it up to 20 but only managed it for a brief period between CP6 and AP6 of the last turn!
1174 5/4/2020 3:03:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message Thanks and same to you. That was the most interesting PoG game I have played. At least I kept the Central Powers out of “Automatic Victory” territory.
1173 5/4/2020 2:58:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Oh and final score is 18, not 19
1172 5/4/2020 2:57:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message I made a mistake early, writing to leave a GE army flipped in Sedan and building a full one in Essen when I should have done the opposite. Didn't realize until it was too late, and the net results were (a) an extra GE army elimination, (b) lost the Sedan trench, (c) resulting in Sedan spending most of the war with only only a T1 trench!

That combined with my failures to drive the British out of Brussels before they could get it fully reinforced had me thinking you were pretty favored to win, at the time we were reaching the end of Limited War.

Italy of course turned that around. Obviously Italy was very late and I got good enough rolls to break the trenches on my initial attack, but I think probably taking those RP's on your last round (abandoning the two IT armies to be put OOS) that turn was a mistake. Also when Italy is late is a time to have some French armies already marched down to the border to come in fast.

Anyway! Well played! Plus you're very active so it feels more like "actually playing PoG"!


1171 5/4/2020 2:52:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message GG and WP! I learned some good stuff during this!

Shall we swap sides and play again?
1170 5/4/2020 2:52:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Whoops, only bottom result is right (final score is 19)
1169 5/4/2020 2:52:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Here's what I have from the game reporting
* ********************************************************************************************
* VICTORY POINT CALCULATION (Turn 20)
* ********************************************************************************************
* 10: At Start VP
* +15: Net VP Spaces
* -1: Net Missed Mandatory Offensives
* +1: Net Penalties (e.g. Italy Unplayed, FR Mutiny, War in Africa, Peace Offensive)
* -5: Blockade
* -1: Net Events.
* ********************************************************************************************
* VP: 19
* ********************************************************************************************
* FINAL SCORING (Turn 20)
* ********************************************************************************************
* -0: Fall of the Tsar played
* +0: Both US Army reinforcement events played.
* ********************************************************************************************
* 19: FINAL VP (Turn 20)
* ********************************************************************************************
* Treaty of Brest-Litovsk: PLAYED
* 0 - 10: Allied Victory
* 11 or more: Central Powers Victory
* ********************************************************************************************
* Result: CENTRAL POWERS VICTORY (Turn 20)
* ********************************************************************************************
* TU Corps: Alexandria to CP Eliminated
* CP no longer controls Alexandria VP space.
* VP: 18
* Out of Supply marker deleted from Alexandria.
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* ********************************************************************************************
* VICTORY POINT CALCULATION (Turn 20)
* ********************************************************************************************
* 10: At Start VP
* +14: Net VP Spaces
* -1: Net Missed Mandatory Offensives
* +1: Net Penalties (e.g. Italy Unplayed, FR Mutiny, War in Africa, Peace Offensive)
* -5: Blockade
* -1: Net Events.
* ********************************************************************************************
* VP: 18
* ********************************************************************************************
* FINAL SCORING (Turn 20)
* ********************************************************************************************
* -0: Fall of the Tsar played
* +0: Both US Army reinforcement events played.
* ********************************************************************************************
* 18: FINAL VP (Turn 20)
* ********************************************************************************************
* Treaty of Brest-Litovsk: PLAYED
* 0 - 10: Allied Victory
* 11 or more: Central Powers Victory
* ********************************************************************************************
* Result: CENTRAL POWERS VICTORY (Turn 20)
* ********************************************************************************************
1168 5/4/2020 2:52:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message Well, that's the game. Congratulations!
1167 5/4/2020 2:51:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Attrition phase TUc eliminated Alexandria, and Alexandria reverts to AP control
1166 5/4/2020 2:51:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message So, the Allies win Sedan 5 to 4.
1165 5/4/2020 2:50:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message AP win 5:4.
Flip GE10, then flip GE14 to hold.
Flip FR3 CT and eliminate (FRc)
1164 5/4/2020 2:50:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message 3 hits flip your army.
1163 5/4/2020 2:49:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message 4 hits makes me eliminate (FR7) and flip the replacing FRc.
1162 5/4/2020 2:49:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
And the war ends where it began with a massive onslaught in Sedan right before the bell!
A12:A12
1161 5/4/2020 2:48:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message CP win 4:3
Eliminate (FR7) (0,1)
Flip GE4

1160 5/4/2020 2:48:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message As I think you have assumed, BRc will advance into Cairo.
1159 5/4/2020 2:47:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Milan A5:A7
1158 5/4/2020 2:46:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message AP win 1:0
Eliminate (BUc). TUc retreats to Sinai
Alexandria OOS
1157 5/4/2020 2:46:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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2


Message from Central Powers:
Port Said c2:c1
1156 5/4/2020 2:44:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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.

Message from Allies:
T20 AP6

Port Said Attack: BRc vs Cairo, C2 vs C1

Turin Attack: FR6 & (FR7) vs Milan, A5 vs A7

Cambrai Attack: US1 & (FR10) vs Sedan

Chateau Thierry Attack: US2, FR3 & (FRc) vs Sedan, 16A vs 10A, level 2 trench makes it 12A vs 12A
1155 5/4/2020 2:28:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Eliminate (GE7), replacing with GEc(6,1).
Advance GE4 and GEc into Milan. GE8 remains in Genoa.
1154 5/4/2020 2:27:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message Flip (or remove) one of your armies.
1153 5/4/2020 2:26:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message Eliminate FR5, flip the replacing FRc and retreat (FRc) to Grenoble.
1152 5/4/2020 2:25:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from Allies:
Second Battle of Milan

German A13 + 1 first, French A3 second
1151 5/4/2020 2:23:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message T1 Antwerp
1150 5/4/2020 2:23:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Central Powers:
Antwerp Trench -1

1149 5/4/2020 2:22:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message Agreed. Are you doing the trench roll?
1148 5/4/2020 2:21:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Also my previous attack on Cairo was my Turkish MO, I just forgot to mark it off on the map.
1147 5/4/2020 2:21:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #48: 4 / Turkish Reinforcements (AoI Army)
AoI Army.

Message from Central Powers:
T20 CP6 Ops
Move Antwerp, Gaza, Beersheba. Attack Genoa.
1. Antwerp Dig
2. TUc Gaza to Cairo
3. TUc Beersheba to Alexandria
4. All Genoa attack Milan. A12+1:A3 -- I think I still have the Air Superiority CC available.
1146 5/4/2020 2:18:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message Eliminate the (BRc), so the one BRc remains at Port Said.
1145 5/4/2020 2:16:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message Advance FR5 to Milan.

Flip FR7. Keep FR6 & (FR7) in Turin.
1144 5/4/2020 2:15:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Do you want Port Said with two (BRc) left or one BRC?
1143 5/4/2020 2:14:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Confirmed flip FR7
1142 5/4/2020 2:13:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message Flip FR7
1141 5/4/2020 2:12:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Flip FR5. Let me know about your advance.
1140 5/4/2020 2:12:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message You flip an army and the AHc, and retreat.
1139 5/4/2020 2:12:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message AP 4:3 win.
Flip GE7 and AHc. German armies retreat to Genoa. (AHc) retreats to Verona.
1138 5/4/2020 2:10:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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1


Message from Central Powers:
Milan A9:A9
1137 5/4/2020 2:09:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message 1:1 tie, we each take a flip (you have a choice there)
1136 5/4/2020 2:08:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Cairo c3:c2
1135 5/4/2020 2:05:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
T20 AP5

Port Said Attack: BRc & (BRc) vs Port Said, 3C vs 2C

Turin Attack: FR5, FR6 & FR7 vs Milan, A9 vs A11
1134 5/4/2020 1:31:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Eliminate the flipped (BUc).
Advance shocked Bulgarians into Cairo.
YLD stays in Sinai
1133 5/4/2020 1:30:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message Let me know about your losses and potential advance.
1132 5/4/2020 1:30:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message 2 hits kill BRc. 1 hit back either eliminates (BUc) or flips BUc.
1131 5/4/2020 1:29:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message You got it!
1130 5/4/2020 1:28:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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3


Message from Allies:
Battle of Cairo

CP A2 - 3 first, British C3 second
1129 5/4/2020 1:19:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Two hats
1128 5/4/2020 1:19:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
Dig Genoa
Dig Antwerp
1127 5/4/2020 1:19:00 PM Winter 1919 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:
T20 CP5 Ops
Attack Sinai (2), Move Antwerp, Genoa
1. GE4 and GE7 to Milan. GE8 dig Genoa
2. GE17 dig Antwerp
3. All Sinai attack Cairo - A2-3:c3 after trench shifts and Sinai drm.
1126 5/4/2020 12:30:00 PM Winter 1919 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:
T20 AP4 SR

BRc from London to MEF Beachhead
(FRc) from Nancy to Chateau Thierry
USc from Reserve to Nancy
SBc from Reserve to Salonika
1125 5/4/2020 11:43:00 AM Winter 1919 Allies Message Eliminate FR2 from Nancy and flip the replacing FRc.
1124 5/4/2020 11:40:00 AM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message You have losses to take in Nancy/Mulhouse, and then over to you for AP4
1123 5/4/2020 11:39:00 AM Winter 1919 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #44: 3 / Von Hutier
Attacker fires first and cancels all trench effects for an attack against RU unit(s).

Message from Central Powers:
T20 CP4 Ops
Move Beirut, Metz. Attack Antwerp.
1. YLD to Sinai
2. GE3 to Strassbourg
3. GE17 and GE18 autokill Antwerp Fort.
1122 5/4/2020 11:36:00 AM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message For clarity, Strasbourg is left with (GE9) and GEc.

1121 5/4/2020 11:35:00 AM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message 4:4 tie.
Eliminate (GE6), replacing with GEc (7,1).
Then eliminate the already-flipped (GEc)
You have choices I think
1120 5/4/2020 11:30:00 AM Winter 1919 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
1


Message from Central Powers:
Strasbourg A6:A12
1119 5/4/2020 11:30:00 AM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Piff! Flip a BRc and a BUc.
1118 5/4/2020 11:29:00 AM Winter 1919 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Central Powers:
Sorry, got sidetracked! Sinai c4:c4
1117 5/4/2020 11:23:00 AM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message 5:5 Tie
Flip BEF
Eliminate (GE1) and replacing GEc (8,1)
1116 5/4/2020 11:22:00 AM Winter 1919 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Central Powers:
Sedan A6:A15
1115 5/4/2020 11:20:00 AM Winter 1919 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:
T20 AP3

Verdun Attack: BEF, BR3 & BR5 vs Sedan, A13 vs A13, level 2 trench makes it A6 vs A15

Port Said Attack: Both BRc vs Sinai, 4C vs 4C

Nancy Attack: (FR1), (FR2) & (USc) vs Strasbourg

Mulhouse Attack: FR4, FR9 & (FRc) vs Strasbourg, 12A vs A10, level 2 trench makes it A6 vs A12
1114 5/4/2020 10:58:00 AM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Oh, and I wrote Kayseri but I forgot to put:
YLD Kayseri to Beirut
1113 5/4/2020 10:58:00 AM Winter 1919 Allies Message Is there a move from Kayseri?
1112 5/4/2020 10:57:00 AM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Yes - siege is marked in the file I sent you
1111 5/4/2020 10:54:00 AM Winter 1919 Allies Message So, a siege in Antwerp.
1110 5/4/2020 10:53:00 AM Winter 1919 Allies Message Flip everything in Nancy.
1109 5/4/2020 10:53:00 AM Winter 1919 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:
T20 CP3 Ops
Move Koblenz, Kayseri
1. GE14 to Sedan
2. GE17 and GE18 to Antwerp
1108 5/4/2020 10:51:00 AM Winter 1919 Allies Message Hilariously, the big +2 made no difference in either battle.
1107 5/4/2020 10:50:00 AM Winter 1919 Allies Message Flip FR10 at Cambrai
1106 5/4/2020 10:50:00 AM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message 7:7
Flip all three units in Strasbourg.
You have choices.
1105 5/4/2020 10:49:00 AM Winter 1919 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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3


Message from Central Powers:
Strasbourg A9+2:A16
1104 5/4/2020 10:49:00 AM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Strasbourg A9+2:A16
1103 5/4/2020 10:49:00 AM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message 5:5 Tie.
Flip GE1 and an army of your choice in Cambrai or CT
1102 5/4/2020 10:48:00 AM Winter 1919 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from Central Powers:
Sedan A12+2:A12
1101 5/4/2020 10:44:00 AM Winter 1919 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
T20 AP2

Cambrai Attack: US1 & FR10 vs Sedan

Chateau Thierry Attack: US2 & FR3 vs Sedan, A16 + 2 vs A10, level 2 trench makes it A12 + 2 vs A12

Nancy Attack: FR1, FR2 & USc vs Strasbourg

Mulhouse Attack: FR4, FR9 & (FRc) vs Strasbourg, A15 + 2 vs A15, level 2 trench makes it A9 + 2 vs A16
1100 5/4/2020 10:05:00 AM Winter 1919 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:
T20 CP2 Ops
Move Hannover, Giresun
1. GE14/17/18 to Koblenz
2. YLD Giresun to Kayseri
1099 5/4/2020 8:52:00 AM Winter 1919 Allies Message The Doughboys know how to dig!
1098 5/4/2020 8:51:00 AM Winter 1919 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Cambrai Entrench Attempt
1097 5/4/2020 8:50:00 AM Winter 1919 Allies Message I guess Cambrai has to move before Paris, but it works.
1096 5/4/2020 8:47:00 AM Winter 1919 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:
Revised T20 AP1

London Move: BR4 to Ostend

Amiens Move: BE1 to Ostend, BRc to London

Nancy Move: FR3 to Chateau Thierry

Paris Move: FR10 to Cambrai

Cambrai Move: US1 digs, US2 to Chateau Thierry, USc to Nancy
1095 5/4/2020 8:43:00 AM Winter 1919 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #51: 4 / Everyone Into Battle

Message from Allies:
1094 5/4/2020 8:23:00 AM Winter 1919 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:
T20 AP1

London Move: BR4 to Ostend

Amiens Move: BE1 to Ostend, BRc to London

Nancy Move: FR3 to Chateau Thierry

Paris Move: FR10 to Chateau Thierry
1093 5/3/2020 5:55:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Oh and Air Superiority CC stays in effect.
1092 5/3/2020 5:54:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message T1 Brussels after capture.
1091 5/3/2020 5:54:00 PM Winter 1919 Central Powers Message Both Liege Armies advance into Brussels (I think GE2 and GE12).
1090 5/3/2020 5:46:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message It's your big chance to advance!
1089 5/3/2020 5:44:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message The BRc & (BRc) will retreat through Cambrai to Amiens.
1088 5/3/2020 5:42:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message I can't hit you shooting back at 3 on the corps table.
1087 5/3/2020 5:41:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Message With 7 hits, I have to eliminate BR2. I'll keep the replacing BRc at full strength and eliminate one of the (BRc)s.
1086 5/3/2020 5:39:00 PM Winter 1919 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
German Attack on Brussels, A16 + 1

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