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24 7/30/2020 9:41:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Tom Gregorio to Tom Gregorio
23 7/30/2020 9:39:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Message I will recreate the game - much simpler than doing card shenanigans.
22 7/30/2020 4:36:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message (To make it easier to read the log, this is Johannes typing.)

I think you set me to be AP again, and when I signed in I could see the cards you had drawn for AP. I'm not sure what the most convenient way is to allow you to draw a fresh, unseen hand. Should we perhaps ask the GM to help us sort it out?
21 7/30/2020 4:12:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Good luck
20 7/30/2020 4:12:00 PM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
19 7/30/2020 4:11:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Does "OOB" mean "order of battle"?

yes
18 7/30/2020 4:11:00 PM August 1914 Allies Change Allies player Allies player changed from Gareth Williams to Johannes Nordstrom
17 7/30/2020 3:18:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Mkay, so following the link "Change Central Powers player" still takes me to a page headlined "Edit Allies Information". So I'll leave it to you to try to make me CP.
16 7/30/2020 3:14:00 PM August 1914 Allies Change Allies player Allies player changed from Johannes Nordstrom to Gareth Williams
15 7/30/2020 3:14:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message No CP MO

AP MO is France

Bah, apparently I hadn't figured out how to change players properly...
14 7/30/2020 3:12:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from Allies:
Nevermind, I found how to make myself the CP player.

CP MO first
then AP MO
13 7/30/2020 3:11:00 PM August 1914 Allies Change Allies player Allies player changed from Gareth Williams to Johannes Nordstrom
12 7/30/2020 3:11:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message If you change CP player to me then I'll roll MOs and fire the guns.
11 7/30/2020 3:10:00 PM August 1914 Allies Change Allies player Allies player changed from Johannes Nordstrom to Gareth Williams
10 7/30/2020 3:09:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message You can have AP for 0VP.

Does "OOB" mean "order of battle"?
9 7/30/2020 2:49:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message I will bid ZERO to play the Allies
8 7/30/2020 2:49:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Central Powers:
Who bids first

1-3 Me
4-6 You
7 7/30/2020 2:49:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message I should be more available than I have been recently since I have nothing going on right now

I use Cyberboard and occasionally give a run down OOB
6 7/30/2020 2:48:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Historical scenario and supply warnings check
5 7/27/2020 5:33:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Message LOL - looks like you guys are ready to roll! Nevertheless, I'm obligated to provide my spiel. =)

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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 7/27/2020 3:15:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Hello there!

If you are keen to get started I guess we can get introductions going while we wait for the GM :)

I'm in Bath, UK. I'm working from home and should be able to keep up a pace of 1-2 cards per day and player, barring any child care emergencies caused by a new lockdown or such.

I will use vassal v9.8 and am happy to exchange save states from time to time if you think that's useful, but in previous games I haven't found that necessary.

I'm happy to use the standard historical scenario and supply warnings.
3 7/27/2020 2:43:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Dum dee dum dum
2 7/26/2020 3:11:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Allies player Allies player changed from Max DuBoff to Johannes Nordstrom
1 7/26/2020 3:10:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Central Powers player Central Powers player changed from David Amidon to Gareth Williams

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