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58 8/12/2020 11:03:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #1: 4 / British Reinforcements (2nd Army)
2nd Army, 1 corps.

War Status increased to 5

Message from Allies:
AP2: Reinforcements

BR2 to London, BRc to RB (2 & BEF,0)
57 8/12/2020 10:14:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #14: 4 / Austria - Hungary Reinforcements (7th Army)
7th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
CP2

AH7 to Budapest. RB(6,0)
56 8/12/2020 9:55:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #10: 3 / French Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army.

Message from Allies:
AP1: Reinforcements

FR10 to Paris
55 8/12/2020 9:54:00 PM September 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
54 8/12/2020 7:51:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #13: 4 / Falkenhayn
May be played on Aug/Sep 1914 turns only after the "Moltke" is played or without restriction beginning in Fall 1914. Cancels the effects of "Moltke". Allows play of "Place of Execution"

War Status increased to 4

Message from Central Powers:
CP1
53 8/12/2020 7:50:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message German MO.
52 8/12/2020 7:50:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from Central Powers:
MOs
51 8/12/2020 7:48:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
50 8/12/2020 7:48:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers End Turn
49 8/12/2020 7:48:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message CP Builds
GE: GE1 to Essen, flip GEc in Oppln, place [GEc] in RB(7,1)
AH: Flip AH2 Munkacs
48 8/12/2020 5:52:00 PM August 1914 Allies Discard Strategy card #5: 2 / Putnik

Message from Allies:
Iím discarding this CC and keeping zero cards.

Please do your replacements, end turn, draw cards, roll MOs, etc.
47 8/12/2020 5:51:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message AP Replacements:

1 FR - flip (FR6) to full in Paris
1 BR - flip (BRc) to full in Port Said and flip (BRc) to full in Cairo
1 RU - None

46 8/12/2020 5:34:00 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 4

Message from Allies:
AP6: Event

Blockade in effect
45 8/12/2020 8:34:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #12: 4 / German Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army, 2 corps.

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

Message from Central Powers:
CP6
44 8/12/2020 7:06:00 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:
AP5: Event

RoB -1 VP to 12
43 8/11/2020 11:02:00 PM 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:
1: Brussels attacks fort Antwerp. Destroyed. No advance.
2: AH1 attacks fort Ivangorod. Destroyed. Advance.
42 8/11/2020 6:35:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #8: 2 / Russian Reinforcements (2 corps)
2 corps.

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

Message from Allies:
AP4: Replacements
41 8/11/2020 4:01:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message That's CP4!
40 8/11/2020 4:01:00 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:
AP4

Flip GE2 and GE7
39 8/11/2020 12:53:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Brussels result 4-5. GE2 Flips. BEF flips.
38 8/11/2020 12:50:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Central Powers:
Brussels. (Attacker always first.)
37 8/11/2020 11:47:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message *Correction, SB1, not AH1 moves to Nis...I cannot move AH units
; )
36 8/11/2020 11:46:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 4 / British Reinforcements (1st Army)
1st Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP3: Ops

1) Belgrade - AH1 moves to Nis
2) Grodno - RU2 moves to Warsaw, RUc moves to Brest-Litovsk
3) Ivangorod - RU4 moves to Warsaw
4) Ostend - attack Brussels, BR/BE 6A vs GE 5A
35 8/11/2020 11:33:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message I assume no advance at Chateau Thierry, and will proceed with my move.
34 8/11/2020 11:32:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Battle of Chateau Thierry, CP victory 3-1.
Eliminate (FR5) and replace with FRc (6,0).
Retreat 1 x FRc to Paris and 1 x FRc to Melun.
33 8/11/2020 11:25:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from Allies:
Battle of Chateau Thierry, GE 5A vs FR 3A:

CP
AP

32 8/11/2020 10:48:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
CP3
1: Sedan attacks CT. 5a vs 3a
2: AH6 from Sarajevo to Nova Sad.
3: GE8 from Insterberg to Lodz via Plock. VP 13, Russian VP 1. GEc Insterberg to Konigsberg.
31 8/10/2020 9:15:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP2: Ops

1) Grenoble - FRc moves to Chateau Thierry
2) Antwerp - BE1 moves to Ostend
3) Lomza - RU2 moves to Grodno
30 8/10/2020 5:37:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message GE2 to Brussels. VP 12.
29 8/10/2020 8:13:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Battle of Brussels, result 5-5.
Flip BEF, retreat to Ostend and, per withdrawal card, flip back to full strength.
For your losses, you have to eliminate (GE1) for 3 and then eliminate the replacing GEc (7,0) for 2 more to give 5 LF.
Please let me know your advance.
28 8/10/2020 8:10:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Allies:
Battle of Brussels, GE 12A vs BR 5A:

CP
AP
27 8/10/2020 8:09:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #6: 2 / Withdrawal
Defending units negate one required Corps step loss and instead must retreat 1 space. Full strength Attacking units may advance. If no Corps step(s) lost, an Army step loss may be negated. See rule 12.6 for details.

Message from Allies:
CC for Battle of Brussels, Withdrawal
26 8/10/2020 6:40:00 AM 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:
CP2

1-2: Activate Sedan for Combat
3: Activate Liege for Combat

Attack Brussels. 13a vs 5a
25 8/9/2020 5:32:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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.

Message from Allies:
AP1: Event
24 8/9/2020 4:57:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message GE1 in Liege flips. GE 2 and 3 to Sedan. VP11.
23 8/9/2020 1:33:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Battle of Sedan, GE victory 5-4.
Flip FR5 and retreat to Chateau Thierry for my 5 LF.
Prior to my card play, please let me know which army you flip and which, if any, armies you advance.
22 8/9/2020 1:29:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Allies:
Battle of Sedan, GE 15A vs FR 3A:

CP
AP

Attacker die always on top / first number.
21 8/9/2020 1:26:00 PM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
20 8/7/2020 5:38:00 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:
CP1

The three will attack Sedan. 15a vs 3a

MO done.
19 8/7/2020 2:41:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message German MO
18 8/7/2020 2:39:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Central Powers:
MO rolls. CP always first.
17 8/7/2020 2:38:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
16 8/7/2020 1:21:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Rich, please let me know if this worked. Thanks!
D.A.
15 8/7/2020 1:20:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Change Central Powers player Central Powers player changed from D A Marshall to Rich Gaffin
14 8/7/2020 6:24:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message I can't seem to change the Central Power player. Are you able to go in and do that?
13 8/7/2020 6:21:00 AM August 1914 Allies Change Allies player Allies player changed from D A Marshall to D A Marshall
12 8/7/2020 6:21:00 AM August 1914 Allies Change Allies player Allies player changed from Rich Gaffin to D A Marshall
11 8/7/2020 6:16:00 AM August 1914 Allies Change Allies player Allies player changed from D A Marshall to Rich Gaffin
10 8/7/2020 6:14:00 AM August 1914 Allies Change Allies player Allies player changed from Rich Gaffin to D A Marshall
9 8/6/2020 11:25:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Ok, Iíll take the Allies with a -1 VP to final result at game end.
Go ahead and proceed with MO, etc.
8 8/6/2020 7:58:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I will bid 1 for CP.
7 8/6/2020 11:00:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message For bid, I bid 0 for the CP.
6 8/6/2020 10:59:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message Regarding Deluxe version, this is section 5.7 in the 2018 rules, and they include the following:
"5.7.2 Victory Point Changes ē t Peace Terms (Rule 16.5) are not allowed. The AP wins all draws. ē Ahwaz, Venice, Minsk, Jerusalem, and Kharput are NOT VP spaces. ē Kovno, Sedan, Amiens, Koblenz, and Aachen are VP spaces."
So, Minsk is not a VP space, but Kovno is a VP space.
Also, 55 card deck with 8 card hands.

5 8/6/2020 7:29:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Hi DA, welcome back.

I am in the Washington DC area, so an hour ahead of you.

I'm OK with no OOS warnings.

Just to be clear, we are playing the 2018 Deluxe Scenario, where Kovno is a VP site and Minsk is not? There was some confusion on that in my first game.

If the number above is 1-3, I will bid first.
4 8/5/2020 11:47:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Rich, Iíve returned from vacation, and Iím ready to start play.
Any thoughts on OOS, etc.? Iíve played ~ 5 games of POG online, so Iím not sure what all expectations are for individual players.
I do not need/require OOS or MO warnings.
Also, can you intro yourself (where are you/time zone, etc.), and then can you please roll for bidding, starting us off?
Thanks!
3 7/30/2020 10:29:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message Rich, I live in the Southern Mississippi area, which is Central time zone. Iím currently in Wyoming/Montana with my family on vacation, and I return home next week.
I do not utilize Vassel. Instead, I use my hard copy of the game and rely on ACTS as the definitive record of our moves.
Looking forward to playing!
DA
2 7/27/2020 9:35:00 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 Houston (US EST, GMT -6) and will generally respond to all match questions within 24 hours. I strongly recommend you e-mail me directly at "mdauer92@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 (gregorit@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!

Michael

Reference Links:

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

Latest POG Vassal Module 9.8: http://www.vassalengine.org/mediawiki/images/b/be/Paths_of_Glory_9.8.vmod

1 7/27/2020 4:50:00 PM August 1914 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Tom Gregorio to Michael Dauer

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