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66 8/11/2020 9:02:00 PM September 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 5

Message from Allies:
AP2 AR3

For the event.
65 8/11/2020 6:38:00 PM September 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:
64 8/11/2020 3:27:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #11: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (9th Army, 10th Army)
9th Army, 10th Army.

Message from Allies:
AP2 AR2

RU9, RU10 in Petrograd.
63 8/11/2020 4:55:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #14: 4 / Austria - Hungary Reinforcements (7th Army)
7th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
Bupapest
62 8/10/2020 3:07:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #14: 4 / British Reinforcements (1st Army)
1st Army, 1 corps.

War Status increased to 3

Message from Allies:
AP2 AR1

BR1 in London, BRc to RB (1,0).
61 8/10/2020 2:35:00 PM September 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
60 8/10/2020 4:53:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #12: 4 / German Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
GE10 Essen, 2 gec - reserve <9,0>
59 8/10/2020 4:51:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message FR MO ONLY
58 8/10/2020 4:51:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Central Powers:
MO
CP
AP
57 8/10/2020 4:51:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
56 8/10/2020 4:50:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers End Turn
55 8/10/2020 4:50:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message my rp
GE 3 - flip ge1 in Liege, ge7 in Mulhouse, gec Konigsberg and Oppelin ge full
AH 2 - flip ah5 and ah6 in Novi Sad
54 8/9/2020 9:24:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message RPs:

BR: 1 Flip (BRc) in Port Said and Basra.
FR: 1 Flip (FR5) in Verdun.
RU: 1 Flip (RU1) in Vilna.

I will hold onto my last card.
53 8/9/2020 9:23:00 PM August 1914 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:
AP1 AR6

Move Bar le Duc: (FR9) to Belfort.

Move Ivangorod: RU4 to Bialystok.
52 8/9/2020 3:35:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #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:
SR
(gec) Bremen - Konigberg
gec reserve <7,0> - Breslau
51 8/7/2020 9:36:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #7: 2 / Severe Weather
Defending units in a mountain space in Fall/Winter or a swamp space in Spring/Fall get a +2 drm.

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

Message from Allies:
AP1 AR5

RPs.
50 8/7/2020 6:08:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #9: 4 / Reichstag Truce
May not be played after CP War Commitment Level is Total War. Add 1 VP.

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

Message from Central Powers:
RP
49 8/7/2020 11:16:00 AM August 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 2

Message from Allies:
AP1 AR4

For the event.
48 8/7/2020 4:37:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message flip both ah armies , no ge advance
47 8/6/2020 8:03:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 3-2.

RU1 flips and retreats to Vilna.
Advance?
46 8/6/2020 8:02:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Allies:
vs Kovno 5a+1 v 4a

CP first, AP second.
45 8/6/2020 8:00:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 4-4.

SBc to EB. Flip SB1.
You have choices for your losses.
44 8/6/2020 8:00:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from Allies:
vs Belgrade 6a v 6a

CP first, AP second.
43 8/6/2020 6:38:00 PM 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:
42 8/6/2020 6:38:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
M Czernowitz AH3 - Gorlice, ahc - Muncacs
C Novi Sad attacks Belgrade 6a v 6a MO DONE
C Insterberg (GE8 only) attacks Kovno with VF 5a+1 v 4a
41 8/6/2020 1:55:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message No advance.
40 8/6/2020 8:34:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message 3/1 ah1 flips and retreats to Uzgorod via Prysymsyl
advance?
39 8/6/2020 8:31:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
1


Message from Central Powers:
Tarnow
ru attack 3a+1
ah defence 3a
38 8/6/2020 7:35:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Right - understood OK on brc SR to Brussels
37 8/5/2020 10:22:00 PM 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:
CC for Tarnow attack.
36 8/5/2020 10:21:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Russian Reinforcements (2 corps)
2 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP1 AR3

Move Lomza: RU2 to Grodno.

Attack Ivangorod: RU4 vs Tarnow, 3A+1 vs 3A. RU Mo done
35 8/5/2020 9:31:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message The BEF is still in Brussels as your attack in AR1 did not dislodge the unit so I should be able to SR the BRc to that location.
34 8/5/2020 8:38:00 PM 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:
33 8/5/2020 8:37:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message ** SR BRc RB to Brussels. (0,0).**

I think you mean Oostend
32 8/5/2020 8:11:00 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:
AP1 AR2

SR BRc RB to Brussels. (0,0).

SR SBc RB to Belgrade (1,0).

SR FRc RB to Bar le Duc.

SR FRc RB to Paris. (5,0).
31 8/5/2020 3:29:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #7: 3 / German Reinforcements (9th Army)
9th Army.

Message from Central Powers:
M Tarnopol AH3 - Czernowitz
M Sarajevo Ah6 - Novi Sad
M Timisvar ahc - Szeged
30 8/5/2020 12:16:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP1 AR1

Move Antwerp: BE1 to Brussels.

Move Grenoble: FRc to Melun.

Move Valjevo: SB2 to Belgrade.
29 8/5/2020 3:33:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message ge2 and ge3 advance into Sedan
28 8/4/2020 5:03:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 1 hit so no damage to you.

(FR5) retreats to C-T and ends in Verdun.

Advance?
27 8/4/2020 4:56:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
4 hits. FR5 flips.

(FR5) fires back on the 2 column.
26 8/4/2020 4:55:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
vs Sedan, 10A vs ???

This is the CP roll.
25 8/4/2020 4:54:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message 2-5.

GE1 flips.
24 8/4/2020 4:53:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Allies:
vs Brussels, 5A vs 5A.

CP first, AP second.
23 8/4/2020 1:35:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message sucess, please cc and roll combats.
22 8/4/2020 1:34:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Central Powers:
oh and sedan flank attack roll
21 8/4/2020 10:10:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message AH and RU MO
20 8/4/2020 10:09:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Central Powers:
MO
CP
AP
19 8/4/2020 10:08:00 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:
ge1 attacks BEF 5a v 5a
ge2 and ge3 flank attack Sedan 9a v 3a
18 8/4/2020 5:07:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
17 8/3/2020 1:36:00 PM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
16 8/3/2020 11:28:00 AM August 1914 Moderator Message Per e-mail request, CP player set from Jack to Scott.

Note: Jack would have have been able to log in as the CP and use "Edit Game/Player Info" to set the CP player to Scott
15 8/3/2020 11:27:00 AM August 1914 Moderator Change Central Powers player Central Powers player changed from Jack Jung to Scott Burns
14 8/3/2020 11:22:00 AM August 1914 Allies Change Allies player Allies player changed from Jack Jung to Jack Jung
13 8/3/2020 11:21:00 AM August 1914 Allies Change Allies player Allies player changed from Jack Jung to Jack Jung
12 8/3/2020 10:34:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message you will have to change the CP player to me - Scott Burns
11 8/3/2020 10:34:00 AM August 1914 Allies Change Allies player Allies player changed from Scott Burns to Jack Jung
10 8/3/2020 10:33:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Hi - sorry it seems they had the wrong Scott in the invite.

Apologies but I prefer not to exchange Vassal files, but OK with everything else.

I will accept your bid - so I am CP.
9 8/3/2020 6:53:00 AM August 1914 Moderator Change Allies player Allies player changed from Scott to Scott Burns
8 7/28/2020 3:30:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message I will bid 1 for AP.

Back to you to counter or to accept the bid.
7 7/28/2020 3:29:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Central Powers:
Here is the bid die roll.

Jack = 1-3.
Scott = 4-6

Winner gets to bid for sides.
6 7/28/2020 3:29:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Hello Scott,

I live in Canada and I am in the Eastern Time Zone.

I would like to play the tournament / historical scenario, provide OOS warnings, and I prefer to exchange Vassal maps after each card play if that is something you would like as well. If I am away for more than a couple of days, I will let you know.

I
5 7/27/2020 5:32:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Message Welcome to Round Five of the BPA VIII Paths of Glory Tournament! We started with 133 participants and are now down to 37, there are no more easy matches. While most of the following information is reused from earlier rounds I would like to strongly recommend that you start this match with the latest VASSAL module, 9.8, a reference link is provided below.

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 August 1st, 2020 but feel free to start your match immediately. Round 5 concludes on November 29, 2020; you'll have 120 days for 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 Links:

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

POG Vassal Module 9.8: http://www.vassalengine.org/mediawiki/images/b/be/Paths_of_Glory_9.8.vmod
4 7/26/2020 3:10:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Allies player Allies player changed from Gareth Williams to Scott
3 7/26/2020 3:10:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Central Powers player Central Powers player changed from Ted Torgerson to Jack Jung
2 7/26/2020 3:07:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Allies player Allies player changed from Pierre Jaraudias to Gareth Williams
1 7/26/2020 3:06:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Central Powers player Central Powers player changed from Pawel Jarosz to Ted Torgerson

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