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578 10/14/2020 2:19:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Message Thanks, Gerard. I had a great time playing with you. I caught a couple of breaks at a couple of key times. With two good players, it often comes down to those small things. See you around!
577 10/14/2020 2:00:00 PM Winter 1918 Allies Message I meant to say, well played....
576 10/14/2020 1:59:00 PM Winter 1918 Allies Message Hi Bill

I am going to concede at this point, as you have the game in the bag. I will not be able to do anything to upset your march to victory.

We played.

all the best

Gerard
575 10/14/2020 1:52:00 PM Winter 1918 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #40: 2 / 14 Points
May only be played after "Zimmermann Telegram". Only the Allied player may offer Peace Terms for the rest of the game. Subtract 1 VP.

Message from Allies:
AP3
574 10/14/2020 12:45:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #53: 5 / Bolshevik Revolution
May only be played if Russian Capitulation marker is in the "Bolshevik Revolution Allowed" box. No more than 1 RU RP may be spent each turn. Current and future RU MOs become “None”.

Replacement points: AH: 3, BU: 1, GE: 4, TU: 2

Message from Central Powers:
CP3:
+++

More replacements
573 10/14/2020 4:43:00 AM Winter 1918 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #36: 2 / Mine Attack
A BR attack vs. an entrenched CP Defender adds a +1 drm. May only be used in one Combat per turn. ANA, AUS, CND, or PT do not qualify as BR for this purpose.

Message from Allies:
AP2
M ROc in Berlad + Constanta to Odessa
572 10/14/2020 4:41:00 AM Winter 1918 Allies Message 1/1 flip ROc
571 10/14/2020 4:40:00 AM Winter 1918 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Allies:
AH6 in Bucharest attacks Galatz, 3A to 1c; advance if able (cutting supply to Constanta)
570 10/14/2020 4:39:00 AM Winter 1918 Allies Message BE1 elim to (c)
569 10/13/2020 6:05:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #28: 4 / Tsar Takes Command
May only be played if the Russian Capitulation marker is in the "Tsar Takes Command Allowed" box.

War Status increased to 13

Message from Central Powers:
CP2:
+++

OPS plus event

Move markers on Essen, Lublin and Lemberg
Combat marker on Bucharest

GE18 moves from Essen to Brussels
The AHc in Lublin moves to Sarny (via Kovel and Pinsk)
The AHc in Lemberg moves to Lutsk
AH6 in Bucharest attacks Galatz, 3A to 1c; advance if able (cutting supply to Constanta)
568 10/13/2020 5:56:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Message 7-7

Replace GE11 with a corps <6> that flips
You have lots of options for your 7 LF
567 10/13/2020 5:55:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Central Powers:
Ostend and Cambrai att Brussels (not BEF) with cc
16>12 +1 v 10>12
566 10/13/2020 3:51:00 AM Winter 1918 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #18: 2 / Hurricane Barrage
A BR attack adds a +1 drm. ANA, AUS, CND, or PT do not qualify as BR for this purpose.

Message from Allies:
565 10/13/2020 3:51:00 AM Winter 1918 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
Ostend and Cambrai att Brussels (not BEF) with cc
16>12 +1 v 10>12
564 10/13/2020 3:47:00 AM Winter 1918 Allies Draw Strategy cards
563 10/12/2020 4:00:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #45: 4 / Treaty of Brest Litovsk
May only be played after "Bolshevik Revolution". RU units may no longer attack. CP units may not attack RU units except TU units may attack on the Near East map. Both sides may still move into unoccupied spaces and may still suffer attrition, besiege forts, and resolve sieges. Also see 5.5.2.

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

Message from Central Powers:
CP1:
+++

I will start with replacements
562 10/12/2020 3:53:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
561 10/12/2020 3:52:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Message AH(IT) and Italy
560 10/12/2020 3:51:00 PM Winter 1918 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Central Powers:
MOs:

CP
AP
559 10/12/2020 3:51:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers End Turn
558 10/12/2020 3:50:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message The (ROc) in Carte de Argos dies OOS

CdA and Caracal attrite to CP control
557 10/12/2020 3:49:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message CP replacements:

GE(4): GE18 to Essen; flip (GE7) in Strasbourg; full
AH: flip (AHc) in Valona; full
TU: full
BU: add a corps to the RB <1>
556 10/12/2020 2:46:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message Replacement points: A: 1, BR: 2+1, FR: 2+1, IT: 1+1, RU: 3+2

1*ROc to RB <1>
Flip FR5 in Nancy FR6 to Paris
flip both IT armies in Taranto
RU3 to Kharkov 3*RUc to RB <9>

555 10/12/2020 2:42:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message hold 1 card
554 10/12/2020 2:42:00 PM Fall 1917 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:
AP6
553 10/12/2020 2:40:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message FR6 in Nancy elim to c <2>
552 10/12/2020 2:38:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #54: 5 / H-L Take Command
Allows play of "Michel", "Blucher", "Peace Offensive", "Hoffman", and "U-Boats Unleashed". Prevents play of "Place of Execution". Current and future German MOs become “None”.

Message from Central Powers:
CP6:
+++

SRs:
AH4 from Targu Jiu to Strasbourg
AHc from the RB <3> to Trieste
551 10/12/2020 2:34:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message 7-7

Replace GE18 with a corps <7> for 6 LF
and kill the (BUc)
550 10/12/2020 2:33:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Central Powers:
Same att (all attack)
12+1 v 12
549 10/12/2020 2:11:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #39: 2 / They Shall Not Pass
Cancels any retreat for losing a combat if defending in a non-destroyed FR fort space. A FR unit must be present in the space. Card remains face up until a combat is lost or until end of turn.

Message from Allies:
AP5
Same att (all attack)
12+1 v 12
548 10/12/2020 2:09:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message flip FR5 in Nancy
547 10/12/2020 1:41:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message CP5:
+++

1 OPS

Move GE18 from Brussels to Strasbourg
546 10/12/2020 1:40:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message 5-4 win for the French

Flip GE7 and kill one BUc
Then flip the other BUc to cancel the retreat
545 10/12/2020 1:39:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Central Powers:
16 > 12 +1 v 12 > 15
544 10/12/2020 1:10:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #19: 2 / Air Superiority
A BR or FR attack adds +1 drm. ANA, AUS, CND, or PT do not qualify as BR for this purpose.

Message from Allies:
543 10/12/2020 1:10:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #38: 2 / USA Reinforcements (1 corps)
May only be played after "Over There". 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP4
C Nancy and Mulhouse att Strass with cc
16 > 12 +1 v 12 > 15
542 10/12/2020 12:50:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #49: 4 / Michel
May only be played after "H-L Take Command". Cancels all trench effects for 1 GE attack and adds a +1 drm for that attack. Play prior to Attempt Flank Attack Step. A trench does not need to be present.

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

Message from Central Powers:
CP4:
+++

Replacements for me too
541 10/12/2020 12:24:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #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.

Replacement points: A: 1, BR: 2, FR: 2, IT: 1, RU: 3

Message from Allies:
AP2
540 10/12/2020 12:16:00 PM Fall 1917 Allies Message flip both IT armies
539 10/12/2020 11:54:00 AM Fall 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #37: 2 / Hoffman
May only be played after "H-L Take Command". Adds +1 to all future CP Mandated Offensive die rolls.

Message from Central Powers:
CP3:
+++

Move marker on Sofia
Combat marker on Bucharest

The BUc in Sofia moves to Valona
Bucharest kills the ROc in Ploesti. AH5 (only) advances in, cutting supply to the (ROc) in CdA (I assume you retreated him there understanding that I could cut him off. If you want to redo your retreat or move, just lmk).
538 10/12/2020 11:47:00 AM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message 4-3 win for the CP

Kill the BUc and flip the AHc
537 10/12/2020 11:46:00 AM Fall 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from Central Powers:
Taranto IT3+5+c att Valona 5>4 v 6+2
536 10/12/2020 11:45:00 AM Fall 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Combat #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:
Supporting the defense at Valona
535 10/12/2020 11:45:00 AM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message I got lucky on that series of rolls.

AH5 and AH6 advance into Bucharest
534 10/12/2020 5:47:00 AM Fall 1917 Allies Message T1
533 10/12/2020 5:47:00 AM Fall 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
M Vinn RU7+8 dig
532 10/12/2020 5:47:00 AM Fall 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
AP2
M Kishinev RU4 > Odessa
M Vinn RU7+8 dig
A Taranto IT3+5+c att Valona 5>4 v 6
531 10/12/2020 5:42:00 AM Fall 1917 Allies Message RUc >> Ismail
RO(c) >> Carte de A
530 10/12/2020 5:41:00 AM Fall 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
1c fire back
529 10/12/2020 5:40:00 AM Fall 1917 Allies Message 7 loss
RU3 elim to c <6>
elim and flip ROc
528 10/12/2020 5:39:00 AM Fall 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Activate Caracal, Plevna and Varna (SUD) for combat

All flank attack Bucharest, 10A to 5A

9A +1
527 10/8/2020 12:18:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message Over to you to resolve.
526 10/8/2020 12:18:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Combat #40: 3 / Air Superiority
A GE attack adds +1 drm.

Message from Central Powers:
I will throw in a cc for +1
525 10/8/2020 12:15:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Central Powers:
Flank needs 2-6
524 10/8/2020 12:14:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #24: 3 / Libyan Revolt (TU Reinforcements)
May only be played if there are no Allied units in the Libya space. Place the SN unit in Libya. SN unit is always in supply. Space converted by the SN units are checked normally during the Attrition phase.

Message from Central Powers:
CP2:
+++

Activate Caracal, Plevna and Varna (SUD) for combat

All flank attack Bucharest, 10A to 5A
523 10/7/2020 3:28:00 AM Fall 1917 Allies Message M Vinn - dig - no
M Cambrai - dig - T1
M CT - dig - T1
522 10/7/2020 3:27:00 AM Fall 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

6
3
1


Message from Allies:
M Vinn - dig
M Cambrai - dig
M CT - dig
521 10/7/2020 3:27:00 AM Fall 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #54: 5 / Zimmermann Telegram
May only be played if U.S. entry marker is in the "Zimmerman Telegram Allowed" box. Subtract 1 VP. US joins the Allies. Allows play of "Over There" on any following turn.

War Status increased to 20

Message from Allies:
AP1
M Vinn - dig
M Cambrai - dig
M CT - dig
M Caucasus RU4 > Kishinev
M Odessa RU3 > Bucharest
520 10/7/2020 3:21:00 AM Fall 1917 Allies Draw Strategy cards
519 10/6/2020 9:53:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #55: 4 / Lloyd George
May not be played after MICHEL, BLUCHER, or PEACE OFFENSIVE. No BR attacks vs. Level 2 entrenched GE units may be made for the rest of this turn. The effect of this card is canceled by play of MICHEL, BLUCHER, or PEACE OFFENSIVE events. This event may mean that a BR MO cannot be fulfilled in a specific turn.

Message from Central Powers:
CP1:
+++

I got super lucky and drew this. So, no British attacks on the Western front this turn and you end up missing your MO.
518 10/6/2020 9:52:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
517 10/6/2020 9:52:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Message None and British
516 10/6/2020 9:51:00 PM Fall 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Central Powers:
MOs:

CP
AP
515 10/6/2020 9:51:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers End Turn
514 10/6/2020 9:51:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message CP replacements:

GE(4): full
AH(2): flip (AH6) in Caracal; add AHc to the RB <4>; full
TU, BU: full
513 10/6/2020 9:49:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #3: 2 / Von Francois

Message from Central Powers:
512 10/6/2020 9:49:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #18: 2 / Fortified Machine Guns

Message from Central Powers:
511 10/6/2020 6:12:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Message Replacement points: A: 1, BR: 3, FR: 3, IT: 2, RU: 4

RU4 > Caucasus
2*RUc > RB <7>




510 10/6/2020 6:10:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Message keep 2 cards
509 10/6/2020 6:09:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Message T1 Zhit
508 10/6/2020 6:09:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
3


Message from Allies:
M Zhit - dig
M Vinn - dig
507 10/6/2020 6:09:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #43: 3 / USA Reinforcements (1st Army)
May only be played after "Over There". 1st Army, 2 corps.

Message from Allies:
CP6
M Rome IT5 > Tarranto
M Zhit - dig
M Vinn - dig
506 10/5/2020 2:38:00 PM Summer 1917 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:
CP6:
+++

Move markers on Kazanlik (SUD), Belgrade, Sarajevo and Budapest

AH5 and one GEc move from Kazanlik to Varna; the other GEc moves to Plevna
(AH6) moves from Belgrade to Caracal
The GEc in Sarajevo moves to Cluj
AH4 moves from Budapest to Targu Jiu
505 10/5/2020 12:48:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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.

War Status increased to 18

Message from Allies:
AP5
Ploesti, Constanta, Berlad, Galatz
504 10/4/2020 8:33:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #43: 3 / Von Below
Cancels all trench effects for 1 GE attack against only IT unit(s).

Message from Central Powers:
CP5:
+++

SRs:
AHc from Lodz to Valona
BUc from Strumitsa to Valona
BUc from the RB <0> to Sofia
GEc from the RB <8> to Memel
503 10/2/2020 8:06:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #22: 3 / Italian Reinforcements
May only be played after ITALY joins the Allies. 5th Army.

Message from Allies:
AP4
502 10/2/2020 8:05:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Message no loss
501 10/2/2020 8:05:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
my loss on 0c attack
500 10/1/2020 12:52:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #27: 4 / Zeppelin Raids
Subtract 4 BR RPs from the BR RP total during the Replacement Phase of this turn.

Message from Central Powers:
CP4:
+++

Move markers on Salonika, Monastir and Phillipoli
Combat marker on Trieste

AH5 moves from Salonika to Kazanlik
(AH6) moves from Monastir to Belgrade
The two GEc in Philipoli move to Kazanlik
One AHc in Trieste suicides against Udine for my MO
499 10/1/2020 12:40:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message Sorry for the confusion. Will play that differently.
498 10/1/2020 12:40:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Return Strategy card to hand #43: 3 / Von Below

Message from Central Powers:
I am going to take this back
497 10/1/2020 12:37:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #43: 3 / Von Below
Cancels all trench effects for 1 GE attack against only IT unit(s).

Message from Central Powers:
CP4:
+++

SR AH5 from Salonika to Koblenz
496 10/1/2020 12:18:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message Wow, the French and British are lined up for a Grand Offensive. It's gonna hurt when it gets started!
495 10/1/2020 11:59:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Mulhouse dig
494 10/1/2020 11:58:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #44: 3 / Greece
Greece joins the Allies. Play of Greece does not prevent play of MEF or Salonika.

Message from Allies:
Played like a champ

AP3
M Mulhouse 2*FRc > Dijon + Meul, FR9 entrench
M Nancy FRc > Paris, FR1+2 > Mulhouse
M Paeis FR5+6+7 > Nancy
493 10/1/2020 11:44:00 AM Summer 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #25: 4 / High Seas Fleet
High Seas Fleet sorties. Unless the Allied player plays the "Grand Fleet" as his next action, add 1 VP.

Message from Central Powers:
CP3:
+++

I almost never play this, but I drew it on the reshuffle and am hoping you didn't get Grand Fleet in the first two cards of your new deck.
492 10/1/2020 11:41:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #53: 5 / Army of the Orient (FR Reinforcements)
Place the French Orient Army in the Salonika space if Allied controlled, subject to stacking limits. See 9.5.3.4.

Replacement points: A: 1, BR: 3, FR: 3, IT: 2, RU: 4

Message from Allies:
AP2
491 10/1/2020 11:10:00 AM Summer 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #51: 4 / Peace Offensive
May only be played after "H-L Take Command". Cancels all trench effects for 1 GE attack. If attacker does not advance into the space, subtract 1 VP. Play prior to Attempt Flank Attack Step. A trench does not need to be present.

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

Message from Central Powers:
CP2:
+++

Replacements
490 10/1/2020 8:54:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
AP1
M Verdun FRc > DLD, FR3+4 remain
M CT FR10 > Verdun, FR6+7 > Paris
M London BR3+5+PTc > CT
M Kharkov RU7 > Vinn
489 10/1/2020 8:47:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Message 3/0 cp win
RUc elim
488 10/1/2020 8:47:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from Allies:
AH1 and AHc attack Rovno, 4A to 1c; no advance
487 10/1/2020 8:46:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Message 4/1 CP win RUc and fort elim
486 10/1/2020 8:45:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Allies:
AH3 attacks Lutsk, 3A to 2c; no advance
485 10/1/2020 8:44:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
484 9/30/2020 2:23:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message T1 at Kovno
483 9/30/2020 2:23:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Central Powers:
Trench roll at Kovno
482 9/30/2020 2:21:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #50: 4 / Blucher
May only be played after "H-L Take Command". Cancels all trench effects for 1 GE attack. Play prior to Attempt Flank Attack Step. A trench does not need to be present.

Message from Central Powers:
CP1:
+++

Move markers on Tannenberg, Kovno and Czernowitz
Combat marker on Dubno

GE9 moves from Tannenberg to Kovno
Dig at Kovno
GEc moves from Czernowitz to KP
AH3 attacks Lutsk, 3A to 2c; no advance
AH1 and AHc attack Rovno, 4A to 1c; no advance
481 9/30/2020 2:11:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
480 9/30/2020 2:09:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message AH(IT) and French Mutiny
479 9/30/2020 2:09:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
MOs:

CP
AP

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