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165 1/5/2021 2:02:00 PM Spring 1915 Allies Message Another thing to watch out for in ACTS. Sometimes it will roll the dice twice when you only hit the button once. Let's make an agreement to use the first one that comes up in the ACTS log in those cases unless you haven't filled in who is attacking who. Also, you sometimes get an error message when requesting a die roll like I did this time. I was rolling for the mandated offensives, got an error message and went back and looked at the log. The die roll was not in the log. Then, I went out of ACTS and logged back in and this time the die roll finally showed up. Looks like we have Turk and Italian mandated offensives for Spring 1915. Easy for you, not so fun for the Italians.
164 1/5/2021 1:55:00 PM Spring 1915 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
Mandated offensives for Spring 1915:
1st roll CP
2nd roll Allies
163 1/5/2021 1:54:00 PM Spring 1915 Allies Draw Strategy cards
162 1/5/2021 1:54:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies End Turn
161 1/5/2021 1:54:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Message I hate when it times me out like that and it happens to me a lot. I have learned to copy my message when I have more than just a few lines so that I can go back in and paste the message again.
I calculated and documented the victory points (which are now at 10 VPs) in log 158 where I took replacements. On your replacements, you have AH 1st army in Lodz (see your log 145). AH 2nd and 3rd armies were in the eliminated box. I'll put the 2nd at full strength and the (3rd) at reduced strength in Budapest. Otherwise, your replacements look fine. I'll end the turn and draw cards. I am keeping my last card.
160 1/5/2021 10:18:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message Why don't you end the turn, calculate the VP, etc. -

I do not have any cards to discard.
159 1/5/2021 10:16:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message Good Morning Dan -

Yesterday I played my turn, documented it, and then when I hit "Submit message" found out that I had timed out. Didn't have the energy to do it all over again.

So - here is try #2

AH 1st (army) at half strength, 2nd Army full strength to Budapest. Flip 4th Army to full strength, Flip corps in Uzhgorod to full strength, create (corps) to reserve box at reduced strength - that makes 5

For Germany, Create 1st Army at full strength to Breslau, create corps at full strength to Reserve box.
Flip corps to full strength at Brussels
Flip corps to full strength at Metz.

Have several left over. Cannot use Turkish replacements either (I think)

158 1/4/2021 11:29:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Message Ivangorod fort is destroyed.
War status: CP at 4, Allies at 8, Combined at 12. Victory points were at 11 VPs and increase 1 for Lodz but decrease 1 for Lemberg and 1 more for the Blockade at the end of a winter turn and end the turn at 10 VPs.

Allied replacements:
RU 1: unflip the RU cav corp at Kamenets-Podolski, add the other RU Cav (corp) reduced to reserve (1/2 point each). 5 Russian corp in reserve + reduced RU (cav corp).
BR 1: unflip the BR 2nd army at Amiens. 2 BR corp in reserve.
FR 1: unflip the FR 6th army at Paris. 5 FR corp in reserve.
Allied 0: 1 Belgium + 1 Serb corp in reserve
It 0: 4 Italian corp in reserve.

Next is your replacements: 7 GE, 5 AH and 3 TU
157 1/4/2021 11:23:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
End of Winter phases:
Attrition: No units out of supply
Sieges: Ivangorod
This roll is for the AH siege of Ivangorod which falls on anything but a 1 roll.
156 1/4/2021 11:22:00 AM Winter 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #17: 5 / Italy
Italy joins the Allies. Add 1 VP during the War Status Phase of each turn if unplayed after the Allied War Commitment Level is Total War. See also 9.5.2.5 for restrictions on play as a non-event when CP are at TW.

War Status increased to 8

Message from Allies:
4AP6: Use this as an event to bring in the Italians and open up another front for the Austrian-Hungarian army. It also increases the war status.
I was a little surprised that you used the Bulgarian card for replacements but that should give you options and a lot of replacements.
155 1/4/2021 10:10:00 AM Winter 1915 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #34: 5 / Bulgaria
Bulgaria joins the CP.

Replacement points: AH: 3, BU: 0, GE: 4, TU: 2

Message from Central Powers:
4 CP6 Play for Replacements

I will do the same - I've got a lot of replacements this turn, and I NEED them!
154 1/3/2021 9:00:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #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.

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

Message from Allies:
4AP5: I will pause and take a few replacements for the Allies.
153 1/3/2021 8:59:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Message The Lemberg attack from Przemysl results in a 3 to 3 loss factor result. The AH 3rd army in Przemysl flips for the 3 loss factor result. The RU 9th army also flips but with the withdrawal CC card it retreats back 1 space to Tarnopol and reduces its loss by one step and ends up in Tarnopol at full strength. AH mandated offensive is met. The CC card is removed from the deck.
152 1/3/2021 8:54:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
AH attack on Lemberg from Przemysl for the AH mandated offensive:
1st roll attacking AH 4th army under the 3 army column with no adds
2nd roll defending RU 9th army under the 3 army column with the withdrawal CC card.
151 1/3/2021 8:53:00 PM Winter 1915 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:
Play this for the attack on the Russian 9th army at Lemberg from the AH 4th army at Przemysl. Partly playing this to get the "2" card out of the deck and possibly save a Russian step.
150 1/3/2021 8:11:00 PM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message Hi Dan - Thanks for the explanation. I think I have a much better handle on it.

I will stick with the first plan - make those moves as shown and attack from Przemysl. No Combat cards, play yours and go ahead and roll it. Thanks.
149 1/3/2021 6:04:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Message Another point: Attacking the Ivangorod fort from Tarnow will not satisfy the AH mandated offensive since it is not a combat unit. You could designate Tarnow for attack and attack with any of the units there. If you attack Ivangorod with at least one army then you are guaranteed to get at least 1 loss factor which will destroy the fort. Then the unit(s) that attacked could advance into Ivangorod if at full strength. If you attack with the corp then the forts defense under the 1 corp column could possibly flip the corp and it then could not advance. However, if you designate Tarnow for attack then none of the units there can move out to Uzhgorod. I think your move is probably best because the fort will probably fall at the end of the turn and you have helped the defense at Uzhgorod. If you want to attack Warsaw on the last impulse you could from both Lodz and one of the two units at Ivangorod. The other unit in Ivangorod that is besieging the fort would not have to attack the fort but it could if you wanted.
148 1/3/2021 5:46:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Message Moving an army to Uzhgorod is a good idea at this point because Uzhgorod is an important defensive position to protest Budapest.
147 1/3/2021 5:44:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Message You could attack the Ivangorod fort from Tarnow but you would have to designate Tarnow for "Attack" and could not then move armies out (or into that space) during this impulse. 9.2.5. Although friendly units could move through the space if it was designated for attack. So if you want to move an army to Uzhgorod from Tarnow then you need to designate it for movement. Moving as you did will besiege the fort at Ivangorod and it will probably fall during the siege phase of the end of the turn (unless a 1 is rolled). With a corp and an army in Ivangorod you could say either one is besieging the fort and the other one attack out later in the turn. You can attack the Ivangorod fort from either or both of those units that are sitting in Ivangorod later on. The attack on Lemberg from Przemysl will satisfy the AH mandated offensive. Does this clear up your question about forts? I will probably play a CC card on the attack on Lemberg if you still want to do that.
146 1/3/2021 3:50:00 PM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message I don't really understand attacking forts. I would prefer to have the movement from Tarnow to Ivangorod be an attack, however the rules aren't really clear to me. It says they can be attacked...then points to a part of the rules that says you can attack OUT of them if they are besieged. Does this mean I besiege with the army and attack the fort 1-1 with the corps?

Some clarification would be appreciated, as I would prefer NOT to attack from Przemysl if I don't have to. Then I could use the other OP somewhere else or play a different card.
145 1/3/2021 3:46:00 PM Winter 1915 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #60: 3 / Turk Determination
A TU Defender in any non-trench space is considered at Trench Level 1 for all purposes for that combat only.-

Message from Central Powers:
4 CP5 Play for Ops

Activate Czestochowa for movement
Activate Tarnow for movement

Activate Przemysl for Attack

AH 1 Army and Corps Czestochowa to Lodz

AH 7 Army and Corps Tarnow to Ivangorod
AH 11 Army Tarnow to Uzhgorod

Przemysl attack Lemberg 3-3
No Combat card.

Last attack satisfies MO
144 1/3/2021 3:28:00 PM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message Alloting my losses from my attack previous turn:

Eliminate GE 1 (Army) in Brussels
(Replace with corps)
Flip corps in Brussels
Eliminate (corps) in Antwerp
That makes 5

To clarify - this leaves GE 3 Army, corps and (corps) in Brussels
GE 2 Army in Antwerp

143 1/3/2021 2:40:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Message The French corp gets one loss factor on the Germans at Metz which flips the German corp there. The French corp is eliminated but the French mandated offensive is met.
142 1/3/2021 2:39:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
French corp attack on Metz:
This roll is for the French corp under the 0 corp column.
No need to roll for the German defenders as the corp will be automatically eliminated.
141 1/3/2021 2:37:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #60: 3 / Czech Legion
Remove from the game 1 AH Corps from the CP Eliminated/Replacement Box. Add the RU Czech Legion orps to the Allied Reserve Box.

Message from Allies:
4AP4: 3 OPS
1. Move: London: BR 1st army moves to Ostend. BR (2nd) army and BR (corp) move to Amiens.
2. Move: Ivangorod: RU 4th army to Warsaw, RU corp to Brest-Litovsk. Looks like an AH attack was coming and they still have a mandated offensive.
3. Attack: Verdun: FR corp only attacks Metz for the French mandated offensive. The 3rd and 4th armies do not attack. 0C vs 12A automatically eliminates the corp but he might be able to flip the GE corp and also this will satisfy the mandated offensive.
140 1/3/2021 2:24:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Message The Allies hold at Ostend with another bloody result. Both sides have 5 loss factors. I think I have to eliminate the BEF army and replace it with the BEF corp which is flipped because the BEF corp takes 2 loss factors to flip and that is the only way to take the 5 loss factors exactly. Otherwise, with 3 or 4 loss factors or even 7 loss factors I could have taken it out on the Belgium army. So I am left the the Belgium army and the reduced (BEF) corp in Ostend. You have 5 loss factors and several ways to take those losses.
139 1/3/2021 2:07:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
German attack on Ostend from Antwerp and Brussels: Looks like the Belgium army and (BEF) will have to get lucky to hold the line.
1st roll attacking GE 2nd army and (corp) from Antwerp and GE 3rd army and (1st) army and corp from Brussels for 16 factors reduced to the 12-14 army column for the swamp and level 1 trench.
2nd roll defending (BEF) and Belgium army for 6 factors raised to the 9-11 army column by the trench.
138 1/3/2021 12:54:00 PM Winter 1915 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #6: 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 Central Powers:
4 CP4 Play for 3 Ops

Activate Brussels for attack
Activate Antwerp for attack
Both attack Ostend
No combat cards

Activate Budapest for movement
AH 11 Army - Budapest -> Tarnow
137 1/3/2021 12:27:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #14: 4 / British Reinforcements (1st Army)
1st Army, 1 corps.

War Status increased to 6

Message from Allies:
4AP3: Bring in the British 1st army in London joining the (2nd) army and (corp) there. 1 more BR corp to reserve. Now 2 BR corp + BEF corp in reserve.
136 1/3/2021 10:34:00 AM Winter 1915 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:
4 CP3 - play as event

Flip GE 3 (Army) to full strength in Brussels

Flip GE 4 (Army) to full strength in Koblenz
135 1/2/2021 5:47:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
4AP2: Russian 11th army formed in Kharkov. 1 Ru corp to reserve (now 5)
134 1/2/2021 3:37:00 PM Winter 1915 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:
4 CP2

Play as replacements
133 1/2/2021 1:12:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Message Russians win with a 2 to - loss factor result. AH corp is eliminated and the Russian 9th army advances into Lemberg.
132 1/2/2021 1:11:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
Russian attack on Lemberg:
1st roll attacking RU 9th army under the 3 army column
2nd roll defending AH corp under the 1 corp column.
Rolling because there is a 1 to 1 result then the AH (corp) will stay in Lemberg. Otherwise the 9th army will advance into Lemberg.
131 1/2/2021 1:09:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #27: 3 / Great Retreat
All RU units attacked this turn may retreat before combat. This must be announced before flank attempts, play of combat cards, and die rolls. No combat resolution takes place. The RU unit(s) must retreat 1 space. Full strength CP units may advance. Forts and non-RU units in space are still attacked. Aborted CP attacks still counts for MO purposes.

Message from Allies:
4AP1: 3 OPS I have several events that I want to do but it is important to take advantage of the crumbling AH front.
1. Move: Lomza: RU 2nd army moves back to Grodno
2. Attack: Czernowitz: RU 8th army attacks the reduced AH (corp) at Munkacs 3 factors reduced to the 2 army column by mountains vs 0 Corp column. This will automatically eliminate the reduced AH corp with no losses to the RU army. RU 8th army will advance into Munkacs.
3. Attack: Tarnopol: RU 9th army attacks the AH corp at Lemberg 3A vs 1C. I'll roll this one because I don't see any CC cards in the deck that would influence this attack and you probably would not play it anyway since the AH corp cannot hurt the RU army.

By the way, the Turks entered the war on the Central Power side.
130 1/2/2021 12:21:00 PM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message Sorry - AH 11th to Budapest.
129 1/2/2021 12:20:00 PM Winter 1915 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #23: 3 / Austria - Hungary Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army.

Message from Central Powers:
4 CP1

Play as event
128 1/2/2021 12:01:00 PM Winter 1915 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards L war cards added to deck.
127 1/1/2021 8:15:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Message Austria-Hungary and French mandated offensives for winter 1915.
126 1/1/2021 8:14:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
Mandated offensives for Winter 1915:
1st roll Central Power
2nd roll Allies
125 1/1/2021 8:10:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Message Jim, I think everything is OK. I got your change of retreat route and have your reduced corp at Munkacs and my Russian 10th army at Stanislaw.
When you go to draw cards it will pause and have you check that you are really at limited war and then it will put in the limited war cards shuffled into the deck. You played the Falkenhayn card correctly as an event and it has the CP at 4 War status. Everything is fine.
124 1/1/2021 8:07:00 PM Winter 1915 Allies Draw Strategy cards L war cards added to deck.
123 1/1/2021 5:08:00 PM Winter 1915 Central Powers Message OK - have I missed something - when I did that, the limited war cards didn't go into the deck. I haven't drawn mine, because it says I only have a few left. I thought when we went to Limited War we got those other cards?

Not going to do anything until I hear from you = I apologize if I've screwed something up.
122 1/1/2021 5:05:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers End Turn
121 1/1/2021 5:02:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Dan - I just went through the entire game again but this time did it "correctly" using Vassal, playing the cards, advancing turns, etc. I had been just using Vassal as a sandbox to mark where units were, but that got out of hand quickly. Kind of hard to explain, but now both ACTS and Vassal are on the same page.

The left over 0 strength corps from the Tarnopol attack I retreated it through Stanislau and into Munkacs. I don't know if that was wise or not, but in any case, that is what I did. So I show that you have the 10th RU army in Stanislau and the 9th RU army in Tarnopol. 8th RU in Czernowitz.

I'm starting to see what someone said about AH being the weak uncle (or something like that) in the alliance. What a mess!

OK - I'm keeping my last card also. Will advance the turn if you haven't already.
120 12/31/2020 5:13:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Message I will keep my last card. You can look this over and end the turn if you agree.
119 12/31/2020 5:10:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Message Final dispositions on the lower Russian front as I see it:
Czernowitz: RU 8th army
Kamenets-Podolski: RU cav (corp)
Dubno: RU (3rd) army
Tarnopol: RU 9th and 10th armies

Cluj: AH corp
Uzhgorod: AH (corp)
Lemberg: AH corp
Sanislaw or Przemysl: AH (corp)
Przemysl: AH 4th army and 3 factor fort
etc.

End of turn phases:
Attrition: No units out of supply
Sieges: None
War Status: Allies at 5, CP at 4, Combined at 9.
Victory points were at 12 VPs and decrease 1 for Czernowitz and end the turn at 11 VPs.
Allied replacements:
RU 1: unflip the 3rd army at Dubno. 4 RU corp in reserve. 1 RU cav corp in eliminated box
FR 1: unflip the FR 3rd army at Verdun. 5 FR corp in reserve.
BR 1: restore the BR (2nd) army reduced in London. 1 BR corp + BEF corp in reserve.
Allied 0: 1 Belgium corp and 1 Serb corp in reserve.

No CP replacements this turn.
CP reserve:
1 AH corp (that is pretty low)
2 GE corp (that is low but manageable and you may get more reinforcements)

CP eliminated box: AH 3rd and 2nd armies
118 12/31/2020 4:58:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Message Jim, Combat Cards that state “May only be used in one combat per turn” and “*” must be discarded or removed, respectively, from the game immediately
after the combat in which they are used, even if the player wins. Both of our combat cards were * asterick combat cards so they could only be used once in one combat. And you can only use a Combat card once in an action round even if you have multiple battles. Bottom line, the 2nd combat didn't have the +1 for the Russians so your AH defender had only 5 loss factors which eliminates the AH 3rd army and flips its replacement corp which must retreat two spaces. I will flip the RU 3rd army in Dubno for my 3 loss factors and advance into Tarnopol with the 9th and 10th armies. If you retreat through Stanislaw with the reduced corp then the RU 10th army will advance into Stanislaw. But you can retreat through Lemberg and then into either Przemysl or Stanislaw with the reduced corp to limit my advance.
In the first attack I will eliminate one RU cav corp and flip the other RU cav corp for my 3 loss factors and advance into Czernowitz with the RU 8th army. I could advance further but would risk getting isolated.
The reasons for running the BR (corp) back to London were:
1. He didn't add to the defense of Ostend i.e. it wouldn't raise the defense column
2. He would risk an additional loss factor if you attacked.
3. Moving out made room at Ostend for another army to move in hopefully next turn without having to activate Ostend to make room. (this was the main reason)
4. Placing him in London allows him to move with any new or old armies formed there.
117 12/31/2020 4:02:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Dan - looking back over your moves - why would you pull that corps back to London? I can't attack London or move there, and it appears you can take BR replacements anywhere. I guess if you get a reinforcement there, then when you move it you can move the corps at the same time. Is that it? Also, I suppose if it's not in the line of fire, it can't take a loss in a battle. Kind of like how you made that attack earlier NOT using the corps.

Just curious about it.
116 12/31/2020 3:53:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message RU inflicts LF - 7, AH inflicts LF - 2

All units in Tarnopol eliminated

RU must take 2 (flip one army) and may advance 2

115 12/31/2020 3:52:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
That was an accidental roll, before I could write it up.

Dubno - Tarnopol

First die - RU +1 rolling on 9-11 Army column

Second die - AH rolling on 3 Army column

114 12/31/2020 3:49:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:

113 12/31/2020 3:49:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message RU inflict 5 LF, AH inflicts 3 LF. RU wins.

AH Flips the army twice, then the corps for a total of 5

AH (corps) retreats to Uzhgorod
AH Corps retreats to Cluj

You will have to take 3, Flip army, flip corps, Remaining corps goes to Czernowitz.
112 12/31/2020 3:42:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
I will resolve the Czernowitz attack first. From what I understand, if I win this I can keep the combat card for the next battle (Tarnopol). The reverse (you keeping it) is also true, but my odds are better on this one.

First die - RU +1 rolling on 5 Army column

Second die - AH +1 rolling on 4 Army column

111 12/31/2020 3:35:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Combat #57: 3 / Kaisertreu
An AH attack or defence adds +1drm.

Message from Central Powers:
Yes - I will play this as combat card
110 12/31/2020 2:39:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #4: 2 / Pleve
RU units get a +1 drm for an attack or defense.

Message from Allies:
Play this as an event to add +1 to the attack on Czernowitz making it 5A + 1drm vs 4A
109 12/31/2020 2:38:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
3AP6: Good move on your part going to Limited War. This game always seems to revolve from one crisis to another and both sides can go on the offensive. Hopefully, this will create a crisis on the Russian front to distract you. Play this as 2 OPS.
1. Attack: Dubno: RU 3rd, 9th and 10th armies attack the AH 3rd army in Tarnopol 9A vs 3A.
2. Attack: Kamenets-Podolski: RU 8th army and two RU Cav corp attack the AH 2nd army and AH corp at Czernowtiz. I will play a CC card for this attack. 5A +1 vs 4A.
You might have a CC card, Kaisertreu, to play on one of these attacks so I'll let you decide and roll. I will advance on good results on both attacks.
108 12/31/2020 2:11:00 PM Fall 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:
3 CP6 - Play as event
107 12/31/2020 2:09:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message Hi Dan - I will flip the GE 4th Army, then do the tricky retreat leaving the GE 9th Army in Liege and the GE 4th (Army) in Koblenz.

That really seems gamey, doesn't it? Oh well, that's why it's a game.
106 12/31/2020 1:49:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Message The French get lucky on the Sedan attack with a 5 to 3 loss factor result. The French will flip the 3rd army in Verdun for their 3 loss factors. You have 5 loss factors which will flip one German army (4th?) and you must retreat 2 spaces or take another step loss. You could retreat one army thru Koblenz and into Liege and retreat the other army thru Liege and into Koblenz. I might consider taking the extra step loss to stay if I had a good replacement card or Landwehr to play at the end of the turn but that is totally up to you. The French will not advance into Sedan at this time.
105 12/31/2020 1:44:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
French attack on Sedan from Verdun: I'm pretty sure that there is not a CC card left in the mobilization deck that would affect this battle so I'm going ahead and rolling.
1st roll attacking FR 3rd and 4th armies from Verdun. The French corp does not participate. Rolling under the 6-8 army column with no adds.
2nd roll defending German 4th and 9th armies for 10 factors under the 9-11 army column.
104 12/31/2020 1:41:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Message Allies have a level 1 trench at Ostend with the Belgium 1st army and (BEF) armies there. The BR (corp) moved back to London.
103 12/31/2020 1:40:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Entrench roll for Ostend. Level 1 trench on a 1-3.
102 12/31/2020 1:39:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
I think I had the German 1st and 2nd army placements reversed. So the German 2nd army is in Antwerp with a GE (corp) now and the (1st) and (3rd) armies are in Brussels with a GE corp.
Play this for 3 OPS:
1. Move: Kharkov: RU 9th and 10th armies to Dubno joining the RU 3rd army there.
2. Move: Ostend: BR (corp) moves back to London. BE 1st army and (BEF) army stays and tries to entrench.
3. Attack: Verdun: FR 3rd and 4th armies only (not the corp) attack Sedan 6-8A vs 9-11A for the French mandated offensive.
101 12/31/2020 1:06:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message Ouch. Would definitely seem very nice to have that flank, although looking at the numbers, would not have had a huge effect on the outcome. Weird.

Anyway, will flip GE 1st and 3rd Armies in Brussels and flip the GE corps in Antwerp.

Back to you!
100 12/31/2020 12:13:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Message Very bloody battle at Ostend with a 7 to 7 loss factor result. I will flip and then eliminate the BR 3rd army and flip its replacement corp for my 7 loss factors. How will you take your 7 loss factors?
99 12/31/2020 12:11:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
German attack on Ostend: Fall 1914
1st roll attacking GE 1st army and corp from Antwerp and GE 2nd and 3rd armies and corp from Brussels for 19 factors reduced to the 15 army column for the swamp.
2nd roll defending BR 2nd army, BEF army and Belgium army for 10 factors under the 9-11 army column
98 12/31/2020 12:08:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message Oops - should have read that closer. Yes, I will still make that attack.

Was going to mention that about the 6, but see that you already did. Please go ahead and conclude the attack.
97 12/31/2020 12:07:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Message Correction: The 6 roll would have succeeded on the flank attempt if a flank attack was allowed. I looked at it wrong - still a little rusty on the rules.
96 12/31/2020 12:01:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Message Your flank attempt failed and I would be able to attack first but you can't do flank attack attempts against swamps, mountains, trenches or forts. rule 12.3.1. You do get a column shift lower on the attack against a swamp. So the attack would be 19 factors reduced to the 15 army column vs 10 factors using the 9-11 army column, which is a pretty good attack.
95 12/31/2020 10:34:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Central Powers:
Flank roll for attack on Ostend. +1 DRM, need a 3 (4) to succeed.
94 12/31/2020 10:33:00 AM Fall 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:
3 CP5 Play as ops

Activate Antwerp and Brussels for attack on Ostend 19-10

Make flank attempt, Brussels to pin, Antwerp to flank

I have no combat cards. I will make flank roll, then you can play combat cards and resolve the attack.
93 12/30/2020 7:48:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #5: 2 / Putnik
May only be played in 1914 and 1915. SB units get a +1 drm for an attack or defense.

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

Message from Allies:
3AP4: I'll pause and take a few replacements.
92 12/30/2020 4:35:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #9: 4 / Reichstag Truce
May not be played after CP War Commitment Level is Total War. Add 1 VP.

Message from Central Powers:
3 CP4 Play for Ops

Activate Essen, Liege, Koblenz and Metz for Movement

1. GE 3 Army Liege to Brussels
2. GE 9 Army Essen to Sedan
3. GE 4 Army Metz to Sedan
4. GE Corps Koblenz to Metz
91 12/30/2020 2:44:00 PM Fall 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:
3AP3: Play as an event to start the blockade and increase the war status.
90 12/30/2020 1:26:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #7: 3 / German Reinforcements (9th Army)
9th Army.

Message from Central Powers:
3 CP3 Play as event

GE 9th Army enters at Essen
89 12/29/2020 8:20:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
3AP2: Play this as an event and place a level 1 trench at Belgrade with the Serb 1st army and Serb corp. Now we can begin digging trenches.
88 12/29/2020 5:57:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message Also - yes, I have 1 Corps in Tarnow (now with 7 Army)
87 12/29/2020 5:56:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
3 CP2 Play as Ops

Activate Budapest and Cracow for movement.

AH 1 Army Budapest to Martin to Cracow to Czestochwowa
AH 7 Army Budapest to Miskolcz to Gorlice to Tarnow

AH Corps Cracow to Czestochwowa

86 12/29/2020 5:20:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Message You have the Allied forces exactly correct on the Western front. Do you still have the AH corp at Tarnow?
85 12/29/2020 5:18:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #11: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (9th Army, 10th Army)
9th Army, 10th Army.

Message from Allies:
3AP1: Bring in the Russian 9th and 10th armies at Kharkov.
84 12/29/2020 3:54:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #14: 4 / Austria - Hungary Reinforcements (7th Army)
7th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
3 CP1 Play as Event

AH 7th Army enters at Budapest. AH 1st Army is already there from replacement between turns.

AH 2 Corps to reserve box making a total of 3 AH Corps in reserve box. (2 GE corps there also)
83 12/29/2020 3:41:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message I want to verify your forces in France - to make sure we are on the same page:

(BEF), BE 1 Army, BR 2 Army - Ostend
FR 10 Army - Calais
FR Corps - Rouen
FR (6 Army) - Paris
FR Corps - Melun
FR (9 Army) - Bar le Duc
FR 3 Army, 4 Army, Corps - Verdun
FR 1 Army, 2 Army, Corps - Nancy
FR 5 Army - Belfort
FR Corps - Grenoble


82 12/29/2020 3:24:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
81 12/29/2020 3:22:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #3: 2 / Von Francois

Message from Central Powers:
80 12/29/2020 1:36:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Message The French have a mandated offensive for Fall 1914. Central Powers have none.
79 12/29/2020 1:35:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Allies:
Mandated offensives for Fall 1914:
1st roll CP
2nd roll Allies
78 12/29/2020 1:29:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
77 12/29/2020 1:29:00 PM September 1914 Allies End Turn
76 12/29/2020 1:28:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Since there are adequate replacement points to restore the GE and AH forces to full strength I will list them here in the interest of time.
GE 3: Unflip the 3rd army at Liege. restore 1 GE corp to reserve from the eliminated box. Full. 2 GE corp in reserve.
AH 2: restore the AH 1st army to full strength at Budapest (or Vienna). Full. 1 AH corp in reserve.
You may discard any CC cards that you want before drawing cards for the Fall 1914 turn.
75 12/29/2020 1:25:00 PM September 1914 Allies Discard Strategy card #5: 2 / Putnik

Message from Allies:
Discarding CC card
74 12/29/2020 1:24:00 PM September 1914 Allies Discard Strategy card #6: 2 / Withdrawal

Message from Allies:
Discarding CC card.
73 12/29/2020 1:23:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message End turn phases:
Attrition: No units out of supply
Sieges: None
War Status: Allies at 3, CP at 2, Combined at 5. Victory points started the turn at 11 and increase 1 for Antwerp and end the turn at 12 VPs. Cambrai was briefly in CP control but the French were the last to move through it so it currently is Allied controlled.

Allied replacements:
RU 2: Unflip the 4th army and RU corp at Ivangorod. Full 4 RU corp in reserve.
FR 1: unflip the FRench 3rd army in Verdun. 5 French corp in reserve.
BR 1: unflip the BR corp at Cairo. Full 2 BR + BEF corp in reserve.
Allied 0: Full. 1 BE and 1 Serb corp in reserve

You have 3 German and 2 AH replacement points to spend.
72 12/29/2020 1:18:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #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.

Replacement points: A: 0, BR: 1, FR: 1, IT: 1, RU: 2

Message from Allies:
2AP6: I'll take some replacements too.
71 12/29/2020 1:03:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #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"

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

Message from Central Powers:
2 CP6

Playing as replacements
70 12/29/2020 12:56:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #57: 3 / Russian Cavalry
Place the two Russian Cavalry corps in any one space inside Russia containing a supplied Russian Army. They may not be placed in violation of the stacking limit.

Message from Allies:
2AP5: Play this as an event. Bring in the two Russian Cavalry corps on top of the Russian 8th army at Kamenets-Podolski.

Leaving only 1 corp in reserve for each of the AH and German armies is dangerous - especially early in the turn. You can probably get away with it for now but it may cause problems later on. It is a little dangerous for my Serb armies but usually the AH forces are not strong enough to reduce both Serb armies in a single turn.
69 12/29/2020 12:29:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #57: 3 / Kaisertreu
An AH attack or defence adds +1drm.

Message from Central Powers:
2 CP5

Play for 4 SR

1 GE Corps from Reserve Pool to Antwerp

1 GE Corps from Reserve Pool to Mulhouse

1 AH Corps from Reserve Pool to Sarajevo

1 AH Corps from Stanislau to Lemberg



68 12/29/2020 11:57:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Your AH corp doesn't retreat since both attackers are now reduced and cannot advance. 12.5.1
67 12/29/2020 11:51:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message 6 - LF = 4

4 - LF = 3

AP wins battle.

AH 1st army flips twice - eliminated leaving 1 AH Corps. AH Corps retreats to Gorlice. Only needs to retreat 1.

RU 4th army flips, RU Corps flips. Neither unit can advance.


66 12/29/2020 11:46:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from Central Powers:
No - I will not use the Kaisertreu Combat Card.

First die - AP attack on 4 column, Army table

Second die - CP defense on 3 column, army table.

Simultaneous.

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