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629 1/3/2021 7:32:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message Oh yes Michael Dauer is a monster -- I have never played him, but I know "That Day Is Coming" and I both fear and anticipate it in equal proportion!

The only thing you did this game that I thought was a true mistake was not immediately claiming the French fortline when you forced me to flee from it. You probably thought "surely he wouldn't turn around and run right back into it" but as it turned out I would! :D I think that might have been when I knowingly sacrificed the permanently eliminated RU army? I remember whatever I sacrificed it for seemed entirely worth it to me at the time. :)

Next game is up!
628 1/3/2021 7:31:00 PM Master ID = 16113 Game Deleted
627 1/3/2021 7:25:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message Great, let's do it! NO TIME PRESSURE! We have decamped to a very warm part of our country and rented a house to "chill" (or rather mellow) for the next 3 months while hopefully we move up in position for the Covid vaccine. Since I just did AP in our last two games let's switch sides.

I'll get a game going with me as CP, and you can respond when you are able.
626 1/3/2021 7:18:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message Congratulations Brian you have once again proved your mastery of this game. You are generous with your comments too. I think you are the toughest competitor I played against, since Michael Dauer blew my out of the water, in our first couple of games. I have since got a little better but still can see I have a long way to go.

Every time I thought I was starting to gain the ascendancy you put me right back in my place! I think I have learnt so much more from you in these past few games and would certainly be keen for another.

My pace however is likely to slow considerably and I need to give priority to my tournament game. (I believe that you are in the same tournament.)

If you are willing to play on at a slightly slower than stately pace I would be most keen. You can choose sides as I am torn between learning from mistakes and watching the master from the other side of the fence!

cheers Bindusri
625 1/1/2021 11:56:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Message Great game, Bindusri! Although things didn’t go your way I definitely learned some stuff from you (and I’m not talking about the various rules stuff I had wrong, haha). I also have enjoyed the “stately pace” of our games - some of my opponents want to move 6 times a day which is *sometimes* good but I like having some games where if I send about one response a day it’s considered a good enough pace!

Meanwhile, if your schedule permits I’m certainly interested in another game - if you’re available let me know and if you would like to switch sides or anything like that.

I have just begun a 1000-mile drive from Maryland to the southern tip of Florida, where we have rented a house in the Florida keys for the winter just to put some variety in our quarantine. So I might not be a super fast responder for a couple days, but then back to normal.

Good game & Happy New Year!
624 1/1/2021 11:48:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Message 4:3
Good enough.
One thing of the armies breaks to RUc and then flips for 3. That leaves RUc at Szawli face up to force the retreat & autovictory
623 1/1/2021 11:46:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
4 damage flips the GE army which now fires back at A3
622 1/1/2021 11:45:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Attack at A5
621 1/1/2021 11:45:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Flank Kovno
620 1/1/2021 11:45:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Message Okay let’s give it a try - seems more likely than not to work which is often as good as you get in PoG
619 1/1/2021 12:51:00 AM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message I do agree with your VP count.

Note I played RPs for my CP3 so if this attack fails to push me out I should be in a good position to counterattack.

So a flank attack on Kovno is
AP with 5A? flank attacks CP with 5A?
with +2 for flank roll

I guess if by some miracle I am not pushed back then I still need to successfully besiege Kovno.

You may do the dice rolls if you would like to give it a shot.
618 12/28/2020 8:41:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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.

Message from Allies:
T14 AP6 Ops

Well, nobody has taken RPs so in theory I should maybe take some. But I feel like with the miraculous survival of Belgrade as an AP city I need to take a roll at this.

Move Carte de Argos, Bialystok. Attack Grodno, Vilna, Szawli.
1. ROc to Debrecen, controlling Cluj.
2. RUc to Lodz (via Warsaw but I think that's AP right now anyway)
3. Grodno + Vilna + Szawli FLANK Kovno w/ +2 modifier on flank roll for Vilna & Szawli.

Before you roll those, can we please confirm the VP count? Because if we don't agree on it and it turns out I have something missing from my map I may want to do something else instead.

CP VP SITES: I presently show you controlling Sedan for +1 VP (and if you manage to stay in Kovno and complete the siege, another +1 for that). Belgrade remains AP as it is a supply source and does not attrition.

AP VP SITES: I presently control Czernowitz, Lemberg, Sofia, Cluj, and Debrecen for net -5. The (BRc) in Sofia is presently OOS and will attrition, but Sofia will not as it can trace through Romania to Russia.

CP Event VP: Reichstag Truce +1

AP Event VP: Rape of Belgium -1, Lusitania -1, Zimmermann -1, Convoy -1, Blockade -3 (total -7)

So CP sites + events is +2 or +3 (depending on Kovno)
And AP sites + events is -12

So total VP would be *presently* 0 and possibly instead 1 VP (if Kovno falls). And everybody has made their MO this turn so no MO adjustments.

If I'm correct and saving Kovno produces an autovictory for me then please proceed with the flank roll and attack -- otherwise please let me know where I have VP wrong.
617 12/28/2020 8:24:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message 3:3
Flip GE2 and RU5
616 12/28/2020 8:23:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from Allies:
Grodno A5:A3
615 12/28/2020 8:10:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message Yes please advance GE17 and besiege.
614 12/28/2020 5:46:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message 5:3
RU9 to RUc(1,0) and flip RUc.
Flip GE12

(RUc) retreats to Riga
(RU1) retreats to Vilna via Grodno

Do you want to advance GE17?
613 12/28/2020 5:43:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Allies:
Kovno 9:6
612 12/28/2020 5:42:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message ROc Targu Jiu is autokilled, GE11 does not advance per instructions.
611 12/28/2020 5:40:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message 1:1
BUc flips
(SBc) eliminated
610 12/28/2020 5:40:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from Allies:
Belgrade c2:c0
609 12/28/2020 5:39:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Austrian trench Strumitsa
608 12/28/2020 5:38:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message Okay, looks like we're all set.
607 12/28/2020 5:25:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message Sorry not Erzerum but Eleskirt of course ;)
606 12/28/2020 5:23:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message Elim 2×TUc in Kars for LF4.

Then for my CP6 change
2/ 3*TUc in Eleskirt attacks Erivan
CP with 2c (3c to 2c for mountain)
vs AP with 0c

To

2/ Move 2xTUc in Erzerum(?) {Region West of Kars with 3xTUc} to Kars
605 12/28/2020 9:19:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Message Well I put some hits down as I went.

2:4
CAU flips

You have choices for 4 losses. I will then stay with my already-logged AP5 event play and you can let me know CP6.
604 12/28/2020 9:18:00 AM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Allies:
Okay yes that's fine - I now remember that was what I was sot of expecting you to do.

Tbilisi A2:A3
603 12/28/2020 7:11:00 AM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message Thanks I figured out my mistake now.

Would it be ok to change my CP5
from
1/ Move 3*TUc in Erzerum to Eleskirt
to
1/ TU YLD & 2*TUc in Kars attacks Tblisi
CP with 2A (3A to 2A for mountain) vs AP with 3A
RU CAU is by itself right?
602 12/25/2020 9:45:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message Merry Christmas, Bindusri! I hope you had a great one! Presumably already Boxing Day by now.

I was trying to figure out your Eleskirt attack, and realizing that your previous move, 598, had an error I missed when I just executed my Convoy event from my phone, since it looked like a non-controversial move.

The problem is I still had an RUc in Eleskirt (at least that's what it looks like to me). See 523 when CAU and RUc moved to Eleskirt, and then 527 (and several surrounding messages), when they attacked Van at A3:c1 (the RUc making it possible for CAU to achieve A3 against a mountain) and took no damage. CAU advanced out and later moved back, but the RUc is still there.

So have a look at your 598 -- you can change the move to something else, have them attack Eleskirt at c3:c1, or if you need to redo more of 598 because that changes your overall strategy go ahead. Let me know what makes sense.
601 12/25/2020 7:41:00 AM Summer 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #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.

Message from Central Powers:
Merry Christmas Brian, hope you and your family have a great Christmas!

CP6 - 4OPs
Activate Strumitsa for movement and
Eleskirt, Timisvar & Insterberg for attack
1/ {Sud}
a) [AH5] attempts to entrench in Strumitsa
b) Move [GEc] in Strumitsa to Nis
via Monastir & Skopje
2/ 3*TUc in Eleskirt attacks Erivan
CP with 2c (3c to 2c for mountain)
vs AP with 0c
3/
a) BUc in Timisvar attacks Skopje
CP with 2c vs AP with 0c
Advance BUc in Timisvar attacks Skopje if victorious
b) GE11 in Timisvar attacks Targu Jiu
CP with 5A vs AP with 1c
Minimum roll for CP with 5A is 1, inflicts LF2, elim ROc
Maximum roll for AP with 1c is 6, inflicts LF1, no loss to CP
Advance only if BUc in Timisvar advanced to Skopje
4/
a) GE12 & GE17 in Insterberg attacks Kovno
CP with 10A vs AP with 6A
b) GE2 in Insterberg attacks Grodno
CP with 5A vs AP with 3A
600 12/21/2020 7:37:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #52: 4 / Convoy
May only be played after "U-Boats Unleashed". Cancels effects of that card. Subtract 1VP.

Message from Allies:
T14 AP5 Event
599 12/21/2020 7:36:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Did Belfort
598 12/20/2020 12:49:00 AM Summer 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #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.

Message from Central Powers:
2 for AP with 4A (6A to 4A min for mountain & trench), inflicts LF2, no loss to CP
1 for CP with 12A (10A to 12A for trench), inflicts LF4, flip FR2


Message from Central Powers:
4. Dijon vs. Belfort, A4:A12. FR MO complete.

Dice rolls in order:
1/ AP attacks with 4A (6A to 4A for mountain & trench)
2/ CP defends with 12A (10A to 12A for trench)


CP5 - 4OPs
Activate Erzerum, Debrecen, Lodz
& Belfort for movement
1/ Move 3*TUc in Erzerum to Eleskirt
2/ Move GE11 & BUc in Debrecen to Timisvar
3/ Move GE12 in Lodz to Insterberg
4/ GE3 attempts to entrench in Belfort
597 12/20/2020 12:26:00 AM Summer 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Central Powers:
4. Dijon vs. Belfort, A4:A12. FR MO complete.

Dice rolls in order:
1/ AP attacks with 4A (6A to 4A for mountain & trench)
2/ CP defends with 12A (10A to 12A for trench)
596 12/18/2020 8:03:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message I don't *think* there's anything that meets the "formal" definition of a supply warning, but have a good look around.

(BRc) in Sofia's hanging supply line acknowledged.
595 12/18/2020 7:58:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 4 / MEF (BR Reinforcements)
May only be played if Turkey is at war and before "Salonika". May be played as normal reinforcement after Salonika. Place the MEF Army and the Beachhead marker at any MEF space. See 9.5.3.5.

Message from Allies:
T14 AP4 Ops
Move Salonika(2), Bucharest. Attack Dijon.
1/2. (SBc) to Belgrade (Monastir, Skopje, Nis). (BRc) to Sofia. BRc capture Kavala and return to Salonika.
3. ROc to Kazanlik (Plevna). ROc to Burgas (Varna).
4. Dijon vs. Belfort, A4:A12. FR MO complete.
594 12/18/2020 9:08:00 AM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message No worries. I rarely take more than 3 days to make a move.

Elim GEc & flip AH5 for LF4
593 12/17/2020 2:36:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message No die roll needed for your Insterberg attack.

Let me know your loss decisions at Strumitsa and I will proceed.
592 12/17/2020 2:33:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message 3:4

You have choices for 4 hits.

(SB1) to (SBc) (0,0) for my 3 hits.
591 12/17/2020 2:31:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Allies:
Salonika A5:A4
590 12/17/2020 2:30:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message Kars is now full of turks
589 12/17/2020 2:30:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
(RUc) in Kars tries to take a turk with him
588 12/17/2020 2:29:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Dig Belfort
587 12/17/2020 2:29:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message Bindusri I am so sorry -- I was "patiently awaiting your move" these last few days and then realized it had slipped past me.

Getting things back on track immediately!
586 12/11/2020 2:12:00 AM Summer 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #47: 4 / French Mutiny
Flip Allied MO marker to “FR Mutiny” side. Current and future FR MOs are considered FR Mutiny while the MO marker is in the FR box. If any FR units not stacked with US units attack on a FR Mutiny turn, add 1 VP for the turn (not for each attack). FR Mutiny does not apply to attacks outside of FR, BE, GE.

Message from Central Powers:
Sorry did not understand what you meant by the "Air Traffic Control"

CP4 - 4OPs
Activate Belfort for movement and
Batum, Strumitsa & Tannenberg for attack
1/ GE3 attempts to entrench in Belfort
2/ TU YLD & 2*TUc in Batum attacks Kars
CP with 2A (3A to 2A for mountain) vs AP with 0c
Minimum roll for CP with 2A (3A to 2A for mountain) is 1, inflicts LF1, elim [RUc]
Advance all full strength CP units to Kars
3/ {Sud} AH5, GEc & [GEc] in Strumitsa attacks Salonika
CP with 5A (6A to 5A for mountain) vs AP with 4A
4/ GE2 & GE17 in Tannenberg attacks Insterberg
CP with 6A (10A to 6A for trench) vs AP with 1c (0c to 1c for trench)
Minimum roll for CP with 6A (10A to 6A for trench) is 1, inflicts LF3, elim [RUc]
Maximum roll for AP with 1c (0c to 1c for trench) is 6, inflicts LF1, no loss to CP
Advance GE2 & GE17 in Tannenberg to Insterberg and remove trench
585 12/10/2020 1:12:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message "Air Traffic Control" in my hand is often where I endure the greatest stress in PoG :D
584 12/10/2020 1:11:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message It is some relief to know the Tsar might not fall "instantly". :)
583 12/10/2020 1:10:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #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:
T14 AP3 SR
1. RUc Brest-Litovsk to RB(1,0)
2. RUc Riga to RB(2,0)
582 12/10/2020 4:47:00 AM Summer 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #52: 5 / Fall of the Tsar
May only be played if Russian Capitulation marker is in the "Fall of Tsar Allowed" box. Add 1 VP plus an additional 2 VP if RO is still neutral. RU Activation costs 1 OPS per unit, not space, for Combat only (even if all units in the space do not participate in attack(s).) RU corps may no longer move (can still SR) between the To Caucasus Box and the Near East.

Message from Central Powers:
6 for AP with 6A (12A to 6A for trench2), inflicts LF5, flip GE14
4 for CP with 12A (10A to 12A for trench2), inflicts LF5, flip BR5


Message from Central Powers:
5. Brussels vs. Liege, A9:A12

AP with 6A (12A to 6A for trench2) vs
CP with 12A (10A to 12A for trench2)

Dice rolls in order:
1/ AP attacks with 6A (12A to 6A for trench2)
2/ CP defends with 12A (10A to 12A for trench2)

CP3 - RPs
581 12/10/2020 4:36:00 AM Summer 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from Central Powers:
5. Brussels vs. Liege, A9:A12

AP with 6A (12A to 6A for trench2) vs
CP with 12A (10A to 12A for trench2)

Dice rolls in order:
1/ AP attacks with 6A (12A to 6A for trench2)
2/ CP defends with 12A (10A to 12A for trench2)
580 12/9/2020 11:52:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message Oh yes thanks I do still want to attack. Didn't look very carefully at the odds, I admit :) I have about 5 games going and forget what levels of trench various places have.
579 12/9/2020 10:45:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message Hi Brian,

5. Brussels vs. Liege, A9:A12

Note this is battle is
AP with 6A (12A to 6A for trench2) vs
CP with 12A (10A to 12A for trench2)

Do you still wish to do this attack?

cheers Bindusri
578 12/9/2020 10:10:00 PM Summer 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 16

Message from Allies:
T14 AP2 Event+Ops
(Well, I have a weird hand I'm not sure what to do with - so in the end I'm just gonna do this! NOT very imaginative.)
Move Paris, BLD, Insterberg, Vilna. Attack Brussels.
1. FR2 and FR4 to Dijon
2. FR1 to Verdun
3. (RU1) and RU9 to Kovno
4. (RUc) Vilna to Insterberg
5. Brussels vs. Liege, A9:A12
577 12/9/2020 7:42:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #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:
CP2 - 4SR
1/ SR TUc in Rize to Batum
2/ SR TUc in Balikesir to Adrianople
3/ SR GEc in CP Reserve Box (4,3) to Strumitsa
4/ SR GEc in Posen to Konigsberg

The CoViD pandemic around here is more or less under control. It seems to be just my family and a few Asian people though not all who still persist in wearing a mask.
It is perhaps easier for us 20 odd million on an island to cut ourselves off from the rest of the world. China's attacks on our export market seems to be the main news here, rather than the disease they infected the world with and are new seeking to use to their advantage.

Glad to hear all your friends and family are safe. What you are is prudent compared to what we hear on the news, which is ofcourse sensationalised. I cannot understand why people cannot wait approximately 6 to 12 months for the vaccine that hopefully will be effective so life can eventually return to normal. Seems so many have died due to others selfishness.

Yes hopefully better governance will help drive better behaviour.
576 12/9/2020 4:25:00 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 14

Message from Allies:
T14 AP1 Neutral Entry

Default Vassal setup (Targu Jiu, Carte de Arges, Ploesti, Constanta)

Supply threats to units in Strumitsa and Philippoli. Fun for the whole family! Gotta drop this hot potato while the Tsar's still around...

575 12/9/2020 4:22:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message Okay I had two AHc's in Munkacs and one fewer in the reserve -- I probably fumbled (or only partially undid a mistake) there earlier. Confirmed AH (4,2).

RU empty RB acknowledged - at this point in the war the Russians have bodies stacked in dead pile anyway :)
574 12/9/2020 3:24:00 PM Summer 1917 Central Powers Message Elim GEc and flip GEc in Strumitsa for LF3

I have AHcs in
1/ Szeged
2/ Trieste
3/ Villach
4/ Mannheim

I have [AHcs] in
1/ Munkacs

Also AHc in CP Reserve Box (4,2)

Let me know what you have different. Only 1 [AHc] in Munkacs.

I have your RUc Reserve as empty so potential Perm elim warnings for RU armies.
573 12/9/2020 1:39:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message Let me know your loss decisions at Strumitsa and then I'll proceed.
572 12/9/2020 1:38:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message 7:5
Flip GE8
Flip RU1
RU4 => (RUc)
Eliminate (RUc) to hold

571 12/9/2020 1:37:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Allies:
Insterberg A12:A12
570 12/9/2020 1:37:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message Well it WAS 3:3 after all. So here's a cut-and-paste of the earlier message :)

3:3
(RU8) to (RUc) (1,0)
Flip AH2 and (AHc)
569 12/9/2020 1:36:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Allies:
NOW Czernowitz, A4:A2
568 12/9/2020 1:36:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message Oh sorry, ignore that last (567), that roll was marked for Salonika which was the first combat on the list.

Still 3:3 but results are:
(1) Flip SB1 and a BRc
(2) "You have choices for 3."
567 12/9/2020 1:33:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message 3:3
(RU8) to (RUc) (1,0)
Flip AH2 and (AHc)
566 12/9/2020 1:32:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
2


Message from Allies:
Salonika A5+1:A6
565 12/9/2020 1:30:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Message When you have a chance, could you update me on your AHc positions on the map? I'm showing (3,2) instead of (4,2) but I may have left an extra one on the map at Munkacs. Is it supposed to just have one AHc? (Because that would explain it)
564 12/9/2020 6:31:00 AM Summer 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Combat #30: 2 / Alpenkorps
A GE attack to or from a mountain space adds +1 drm.

Message from Central Powers:
CC for
2/ {Sud} AH5 & 2*GEc in Strumitsa attacks Salonika
CP with 5A (7A to 5A for mountain, +1 for Alpenkorps combat card) vs AP with 6A
563 12/9/2020 6:30:00 AM 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:
4+1=5 for Central Powers Mandated Offensive = None
2 for Allied Powers Mandated Offensive = France


Message from Central Powers:
First the Mandated Offensives

Dice rolls in order:
1/ Central Powers Mandated Offensive
2/ Allied Powers Mandated Offensive


CP1 - 4OPs
Activate Przemysl for movement and
Strumitsa, Munkacs & Tannenberg for attack
1/ Move GE11 & BUc in Przemysl to Debrecen
2/ {Sud} AH5 & 2*GEc in Strumitsa attacks Salonika
CP with 5A (7A to 5A for mountain, +1 for Alpenkorps combat card) vs AP with 6A
3/ AH2 & AHc in Munkacs attacks Czernowitz
CP with 4A vs AP with 2A
4/ GE2, GE8 & GE17 in Tannenberg attacks Insterberg
CP with 12A (15A to 12A for trench)
vs AP with 12A (9A to 12A for trench)
562 12/9/2020 5:40:00 AM Summer 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Central Powers:
First the Mandated Offensives

Dice rolls in order:
1/ Central Powers Mandated Offensive
2/ Allied Powers Mandated Offensive
561 12/9/2020 5:39:00 AM Summer 1917 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
560 12/9/2020 5:37:00 AM Summer 1917 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #4: 2 / Severe Weather

Message from Central Powers:
Discard CC

Confirming Uboats in play.

CP RPs
AH RP3: Flip to full AHc in Munkacs and
place AH4 in Budapest & [AHc] in CP Reserve Box (4,2)
BU RP1: Place BUc in CP Reserve Box (2,0)
GE RP5: Flip to full GE8 & GE17 in Tannenberg,
GEc in Posen, GE5 in Sedan and
GEc in CP Reserve Box and place GEc in CP Reserve Box (5,3)
TU RP2: Flip to full TUcs in Bitlis, Erzerum & Batum
559 12/7/2020 10:39:00 PM Summer 1917 Allies Draw Strategy cards
558 12/7/2020 10:39:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies End Turn
557 12/7/2020 10:39:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Message Meanwhile... holding one.
556 12/7/2020 10:38:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Message Baltimore isn't "especially bad" compared to the rest of the USA, but of course the USA is doing horribly compared to the rest of the developed world. My wife and I basically just stay home except for the grocery store. Fortunately everyone we know is okay so far.

At one point I saw Australia was managing pretty well partly through a very serious quarantine & quota system for residents returning from abroad. Are things at least remotely approaching life-as-normal there? It will probably be next fall before we can even begin to crawl out from under our rocks here -- of course the *possibility* of responsible governance here only begins Jan 20.
555 12/7/2020 10:34:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Message Oh wait I forgot about Salonika -- cancel those "A" replacements and instead flip SB1 Salonika.
554 12/7/2020 10:33:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Message Replacement Points
BR(1-): Flip BR2 Cambrai (you played U-boats last turn, right?)
FR(2): Flip FR9 Milan. Rebuild one FRc to RB(1,3)
RU(3): Flip RU4 Insterberg, RU5 Grodno, RU6 Petrograd.
IT(1): Flip IT5 Bologna
A(1): Flip CDNc Cambrai. Rebuild one (SBc) to RB(1,1)
553 12/7/2020 10:30:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #41: 3 / Arab Northern Army (BR Reinforcements)
May only be played if Turkey is at war. Place the British ANA Corps in the Arabia space.

Message from Allies:
T13 AP6 SR
RU9 Lutsk -> Insterberg
552 12/7/2020 5:05:00 AM Spring 1917 Central Powers Message Elim [GEc] in Konigsberg and flip GE17 in Tannenberg for LF4

Finally starting to make inroads on the Eastern Front.

How are things in Baltimore? Heard that CoViD is ravaging the city, even the football team the Ravens have had half the team struck down. Hopefully you and your family have been able to avoid this plague.
551 12/6/2020 6:13:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Message 7:4
Flip RU4
RU11 => (RUc) (2,0) and then eliminate (RUc) to hold.
You have choices for 4
550 12/6/2020 6:12:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Allies:
Insterberg A15+1:A12
549 12/6/2020 6:10:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Message 2:3
Flip RU8
(AH4) to (AHc) (3,1)
548 12/6/2020 6:09:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from Allies:
Czernowitz A4:A3
547 12/5/2020 7:10:00 AM Spring 1917 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:
CP6 - 3OPs
Activate Munkacs, Tannenberg & Konigsberg for attack
1/ AH2 & [AH4] in Munkacs attacks Czernowitz
CP with 4A vs AP with 3A
2/ GE2, [GE8] & GE17 in Tannenberg attacks Insterberg
3/ {Sud} AH1 & [GEc] in Konigsberg attacks Insterberg
CP with 15A+1 (17A to 15A for trench, +1 for Von Francois CC)
vs AP with 12A (9A to 12A for trench)
546 12/4/2020 10:29:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #49: 4 / Sinai Pipeline
Cancels Sinai -3 drm for Allied units only. Place Sinai Pipeline marker in the Sinai space. Can be played regardless of who controls Sinai and the effect cannot be reversed. Summer turn desert effects remain. Allows play of "Allenby".

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

Message from Allies:
T13 AP5 RPs
545 12/4/2020 6:45:00 AM Spring 1917 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:
6 for trench roll for Insterberg = fails


Message from Central Powers:
3. RU1 dig Insterberg.

Die roll in order:
1/ Trench roll for Insterberg, succeeds on 1 or 2

CP5 - RPs
544 12/4/2020 6:44:00 AM Spring 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Central Powers:
3. RU1 dig Insterberg.

Die roll in order:
1/ Trench roll for Insterberg, succeeds on 1 or 2
543 12/2/2020 9:10:00 AM Spring 1917 Allies Message Oh - you’re right. I can only conclude that I must have considered them for a move, and rejected that option but somehow polluted my save with that. Lets just move them Kharkov to Rovno. Sorry!
542 12/2/2020 12:12:00 AM Spring 1917 Central Powers Message Sorry for being a bit of a fuss pot Brian but if you look more closely at your AP3 you will see that:
3. Salonika vs. Strumitsa, A4:c2. BUc autokilled, may inflict damage on a BRc. Supply threat to Monastir
Costs 2ops as it is a multi-national force consisting of British and Serbians. Consequently all 4OPs were used in AP3 whilst only 3 orders shown.
Cheers Bindusri
541 12/1/2020 11:43:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Message Oh dear - I think I see what happened.

In my recent message 525 (my AP3 of this present turn, i.e. my most recent prior move), I played a four op card, but there are only 3 ops listed. Apparently I moved the counters on my map and then either inadvertently omitted the 4th op from my log entry or else "hit some weird computer key" that wiped the last line before I submitted it.)

Apologies for silly clerical errors.

Hopefully you will be satisfied that I had the op available on my previous move, and that the presence of two RU armies in Dubno was unlikely to spur a different set of ops than the ones you just took?

540 12/1/2020 7:16:00 AM Spring 1917 Central Powers Message Hi Brian,

Finally some nice rolls!
For Kars
AP defends with 3c, rolls 6, inflicts LF2, flip TUc in both Erzerum & Batum

However

Move Dubno

2. RU7 and RU10 to Brest-Litovsk

I have RU7 and RU10 in Kharkov, can you let me know when they moved to Dubno...

thanks Bindusri
539 11/30/2020 6:09:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #50: 4 / Allenby (BR Reinforcements)
May only be played after "Sinai Pipeline". Place the British NE Army in Alexandria. See 9.5.3.4.

Message from Allies:
T13 AP4 Ops
Move Caucasus, Dubno, Grodno, Insterberg
1. CAU to Tbilisi
2. RU7 and RU10 to Brest-Litovsk
3. (RU5) to Grodno. RU1 dig Insterberg.
4. (RUc) to Vilna. RU4 and RU11 to Insterberg.
538 11/30/2020 6:01:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Message Every now and then a combat card actually comes in handy!
7:4
Flip GE8
Flip RU5
RU12 => (RUc) (3,0)
Eliminate (RUc) to hold

537 11/30/2020 5:59:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Allies:
Tannenberg A12+1:A12
536 11/30/2020 5:57:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Message Thaaaaat looks like 4:2
Eliminate two RUc's, and flip the other one to hold.
You owe 2 LF of your choice.

535 11/30/2020 5:55:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
6


Message from Allies:
Kars A4:c3
534 11/29/2020 7:59:00 AM Spring 1917 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:
CC for
4/ GE2, GE8 & GE17 in Tannenberg attacks Insterberg
CP with 12A+1 (15A to 12A for trench, +1 for Von Francois CC)
vs AP with 12A (9A to 12A for trench)
533 11/29/2020 7:59:00 AM Spring 1917 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #48: 4 / Turkish Reinforcements (AoI Army)
AoI Army.

Message from Central Powers:
CP4 - 4OPs
Activate Monastir for movement and
Erzerum, Batum & Tannenberg for attack
1/ {Sud} Move AH5 & 2*GEc in Monastir to Strumitsa via Kavala
2/ 3*TUc in Erzerum attacks Kars
3/ TU YLD & TUc in Batum attacks Kars
CP with 4A (5A to 4A for mountain) vs AP with 3c
4/ GE2, GE8 & GE17 in Tannenberg attacks Insterberg
CP with 12A+1 (15A to 12A for trench, +1 for Von Francois CC)
vs AP with 12A (9A to 12A for trench)
532 11/28/2020 11:07:00 PM Spring 1917 Allies Message CAU advances to Van (on my understanding that Dilman in Persia is presently AP controlled and available for me to trace supply through if needed -- if I'm mistaken in that, please correct me and allow me to take this back).

No advance at Strumitsa, and you've already noted supply warning to Monastir.

In this case I think the key 1 was the one that allowed survival of the (TUc)! It's funny some games are "high casualty games" with a lot of 6's and others are "low casualty games" with a lot of 1's -- variety! :)
531 11/28/2020 10:45:00 PM Spring 1917 Central Powers Message So many 1s
1 for CP with 2c, inflicts LF0, no loss to AP
AP may advance

Will await AP decisions to advance prior to my CP4

Message from Central Powers:
3. Salonika vs. Strumitsa, A4:c2. BUc autokilled, may inflict damage on a BRc. Supply threat to Monastir.

Minimum roll for AP with 4A (5A to 4A for mountain) is 1,
inflicts LF3, elim BUc

Die roll in order:
1/ CP defends with 2c
530 11/28/2020 10:43:00 PM Spring 1917 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Central Powers:
3. Salonika vs. Strumitsa, A4:c2. BUc autokilled, may inflict damage on a BRc. Supply threat to Monastir.

Minimum roll for AP with 4A (5A to 4A for mountain) is 1,
inflicts LF3, elim BUc

Die roll in order:
1/ CP defends with 2c

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