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58 10/10/2021 8:56:00 PM Master ID = 2145 Game Deleted
57 9/20/2021 9:31:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message OOPS! I just realized that you haven't played the Oberost card yet as an event.
Rule 15.1.11 "Russian Forts: German units may not attack spaces containing Russian forts until the OberOst Event Card is played or the Central Powers War Status is 4 or higher. German units may, however, besiege unoccupied Russian forts. Austro-
Hungarian units are not restricted by this rule."
You can't attack Lomza at this time because you haven't played the Oberost card as an event and your war status is only 2. Therefore, you can use that 1 operations point to move or attack somewhere else and I'll save that roll in case you get to attack the Russians later in the turn. Sorry about that.
56 9/20/2021 9:17:00 PM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Allies:
German 8th army attack on Lomza:
1st roll attacking German 8th army with 5 factors under the 5 army column and with +1 for von Francois CC card.
2nd roll defending Russian 2nd army and 1 factor fort for 4 factors rolling under the 4 army column.
55 9/20/2021 9:14:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message The French get lucky and hold at Verdun. German roll of 1 gives 4 loss factors for the French which will flip the FR 4th army and the FR corp. French roll of 6 gives the Germans 7 loss factors which will eliminate one German army for 6 factors and flip its replacement corp for the 7th factor. I assume the GE 5th army will take the losses at Metz which will leave you plenty of defense there.
54 9/20/2021 9:09:00 PM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Allies:
German attack on Verdun from Metz and Sedan:
1st roll attacking GE 1st, 4th and 5th armies for 15 factors which are reduced one column for the trench to the 12-14 army column.
2nd roll defending FR (3rd) and 4th armies, FR corp and 3 factor fort for 9 factors which are raised one column by the level 1 trench to the 12-14 army column also.
53 9/20/2021 6:20:00 PM September 1914 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:
52 9/19/2021 9:36:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Your 5th army in Metz took a replacement point at the end of the last turn so it should be at full strength along with the 4th army there.
You need to actually play the card to help the Germans against the Russians. It must be the von Francois CC card.
51 9/19/2021 9:16:00 PM September 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:
Activate Metz, Sedan and Tannenberg. 4th, 5th (red) and 1st Armies attack Verdun. 8th Army in Tannenberg attacks Lomza. I have a card to help with the Russians.
50 9/19/2021 6:21:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
49 9/18/2021 3:50:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Waiting on your 2nd AH replacement decision and your beginning move of turn 2.
48 9/15/2021 8:59:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message By the way, you need to move the German 4th army back into Mets in your vassal file. You obviously moved it out to unflip the German 5th army.
47 9/15/2021 8:53:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message 5 roll for Central powers means that they have no mandated offensive this turn. 5 roll for the Allies would normally be an Italian mandated offensive but since Italy is still neutral there is no mandated offensive for the allies either.
I suggest that you use the extra AH replacement point to bring in the AH (3rd) army reduced in Budapest. That way it can respond to a Russian threat or even reinforce the Serb front. It would take 2 replacement points to bring it in at full strength and you only had 2 AH replacement points and one went to bring the 2nd AH army to full strength (a good move).
Central Powers plays the first card of the turn so go ahead and draw cards and play. (and have fun) :)
46 9/15/2021 8:47:00 PM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
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Message from Allies:
Mandated offensives for September 1914:
1st roll Central Powers
2nd roll Allies
45 9/15/2021 8:46:00 PM September 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
44 9/15/2021 3:54:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers End Turn
43 9/15/2021 3:54:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Message No CC card to discard.

42 9/15/2021 1:50:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Did you ever get the Vassal file to work?
41 9/6/2021 8:42:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message I forgot to list the Allied corps in reserve,
2 Serb + 1 Belgium corp.
40 9/6/2021 8:39:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message End turn phases:
Attrition phase: No units out of supply so no changes.
Siege Phase: No forts under siege.
War Status: Victory points were at 10 at the beginning of the turn and went up 1 for Brussesl and 1 for Lodz and went down 1 for the Rape of Brussels card and ends the turn at 11 VPs. Allied war status is at 2, Central Power war status is at 2 and Combined is at 4.

Allied replacements: (the number after the country lists the number of replacements accumulated this turn)
Ru 3: unflip the RU (3rd) army at Dubno and the RU (8th) army and (corp) at Kamenets-Podolski. 1/2 point wasted. Russian corp (4,0,0) for (full strength corp in reserve, reduced corp in reserve, corp in eliminated box)
BR 2: unflip the BR (corp) in Port Said, Cairo and Basra. (0 regular corp + BEF,0,0)
FR 2: Unflip the FR (5th) and (9th) armies in Chateau-Thierry. (5,0,0)
Allied 1: Unflip the Serb (2nd) army in Valjevo.

You have 3 German and 2 AH replacements to take and you may discard a CC card if you have one in your hand and want to. You can designate your replacements and decide whether to discard a CC card or not and then end the turn in ACTS.
39 9/6/2021 8:20:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message This time the Pleve CC card had a slight effect changing the attack roll of 5 to a 6 which gives 4 loss factors to the AH force under the 3 army column. 2 loss factors will eliminate the reduced AH (3rd) army and replace it with a corp from reserve. 2 more loss factors will flip and eliminate the replacement corp. AH now has 3 corps in reserve.
The AH army rolled a big 5 on the defense which gives 2 loss factors to the attacking Russians and this will flip the Russian 3rd army in Dubno and preventing their advance.
38 9/6/2021 8:15:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
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Message from Allies:
Russian attack on Tarnopol by the RU 3rd army in Dubno and with +1 for Pleve.
1st roll attacking Russian 3rd army under the 3 army column with +1 for the Pleve CC card.
2nd roll defending AH (3rd) army (reduced) under the 1 army column with no adds.
37 9/6/2021 8:14:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #4: 2 / Pleve
RU units get a +1 drm for an attack or defense.

Message from Allies:
Use this to add +1 to the attack on Tarnopol by the Russian 3rd army in Dubno. I could have used this as an operations card and added the RU (8th) army to the attack and gotten a better result but I like to get as many of the low 2 cards out of the deck. A +1 sometimes makes a difference and sometimes it doesn't.
36 9/6/2021 8:11:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message For the Allied Powers 6th action I will do a 1 OPS to activate Dubno for attack. Russian 3rd army attacks Tarnopol with the Pleve CC card to add +1 to the attack.
35 9/6/2021 8:02:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Per your e-mail:
Move a 1-1-4 from Oppelin to take Lodz, at least temporarily!

34 9/5/2021 12:51:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Mark, it only takes 1 Operations point to activate Insterberg for movement since both units there were the same nationality. You have 1 Operations point (OPS) left. You could roll for a trench at Brussels, or move some of the AH forces around. Tarnopol and Czernowitz are vunerable and often the AH army moves back toward the mountains to defend. You could even up up some German forces. Next turn will be mostly playing cards for reinforcements and events.
33 9/5/2021 12:36:00 PM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #2: 2 / Wireless Intercepts
A Flank Attack Attempt involving at least one German unit (army or corps) vs. a space containing only RU units is automatically successful.

Message from Central Powers:
Play for 2 OPS to move a corpt to Konigsberg froM Interberg and the 8th army from there to Tannenberg.
32 9/1/2021 11:31:00 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:
AP 5th card: Play this as an event to increase the Allied War Status to 2 and gain one victory point (which goes from 11 back down to 10).
31 9/1/2021 10:21:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Sedan.
30 8/28/2021 1:04:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Russians lose and the AH 3rd army wins at Tarnopol with a 2 to 3 loss factor result. 2 roll under the 4 army column gives the AH 3rd army 2 loss factors which flips the army. 4 roll under the 3 army column gives the Russians 3 loss factors which will flip the Russian 8th army and the Russian corp. No advances or retreats here and it is your turn to play the 5th card.
29 8/28/2021 1:01:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
4


Message from Allies:
Russian attack on Tarnopol from Kamenets-Podolski:
1st roll attacking RU 8th army and RU corp for 4 factors rolling under the 4 army column with no adds.
2nd roll defending AH 3rd army for 3 factors rolling under the 3 army column.
28 8/28/2021 12:59:00 PM August 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:
AP 4th card: Play this little 2 card for the 2 Operations points (OPS).
1. Antwerp for movement: Belgium 1st army moves to Ostend joining the BEF army and BR corp there. Even though you can now move into Calais the Allied forces at Ostend can be supplied from London thru the port in Ostend.
2. Activate Kamenets-Podolski (sometimes abreviated as KP) for combat. RU 8th army and RU corp attack the AH 3rd army at Tarnopol. 4A vs 3A
27 8/28/2021 7:25:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #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:
26 8/26/2021 12:39:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #14: 4 / British Reinforcements (1st Army)
1st Army, 1 corps.

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

Message from Allies:
TN 1: AP3: I'll pause and take replacements too. It is always good to take replacements when your opponent does and take them earlier in the turn because the opponent can sometimes do things that you have to respond to and can keep you from taking replacements when you want. Your replacement card will restore the Germans and really help the Austrian-Hungarian forces recover.
25 8/26/2021 6:20:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Message There you go; I took your advice, and I donít think I have to mess with a logfile.
24 8/26/2021 6:19:00 AM August 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:
23 8/24/2021 8:42:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Actually, my SR card was AP 2, (not AP 1) the 2nd card play of the Allies.
22 8/24/2021 8:41:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message If you are looking for a good move to make, it would be a good time to use a high numbered card, preferably a 4, to take some replacements so that you can build back those depleted armies at the end of the turn.
21 8/22/2021 1:53:00 PM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #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:
TN 1: AP 1: Play this for 4 Strategic Redeployment:
1. SR French corp from reserve to Verdun
2. SR French corp from reserve to Belfort
3. SR Brtisih corp from reserve to Ostend
4. SR RU corp from reserve to Kamenets-Podolski
This leaves 5 FR corp, 1 BEF corp and 4 RU corps in reserve.
20 8/22/2021 1:47:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message AH 6th army gets a 2 to 3 loss factor result in attacking Valjevo and is considered to have lost the battle since they inflicted less loss factors on the Serbs and the Putnik CC card remains in effect. The 2 loss factors on the Serbs will flip the Serb 2nd army in Valjevo. The 3 loss factors on the attacking AH 6th army will also flip that army but the 3rd loss factor is wasted. The AH mandated offensive is met for this first turn with that attack.
19 8/22/2021 1:39:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from Allies:
AH attack on Valjevo:
1st roll is for the attacking AH 6th army with 3 factors reduced one column for mountains to the 2 army column.
2nd roll is for the defending Serb 2nd army under the 2 army column and with +1 for the Putnik CC card which is still in effect.
18 8/22/2021 1:34:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message German attack on Verdun gets a 4 to 4 loss factor result which means both sides are considered to have lost. One German army flips for their 4 loss factors. One French army flips for their 4 loss factors. I will flip the French 3rd army.
17 8/22/2021 1:27:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
2


Message from Allies:
German attack on Verdun:
1st roll is for the attacking German 4th and 5th armies from Metz and German 1st army from Sedan for 15 factors reduced one column for the level 1 trench to the 12-14 army column.
2nd roll is for the defending French 3rd and 4th armies and 3 factor fort for 9 factors raised one column to the 12-14 army column by the level 1 trench.
16 8/22/2021 9:04:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 4 / Austria - Hungary Reinforcements (7th Army)
7th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
Play for 4 OPS to activate German 1st, 2nd,4th and 5th armies, and Austrian 6th army.
15 8/20/2021 12:53:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Serbs win at Timisvar with a 3 to 1 loss factor result. The AH corp is eliminated and the Serb 1st army is not affected by the 1 loss factor. I will not advance. This CC card remains in effect since it was a victory. Now it is your turn to play a card. Note that the first turn has a lot of restrictions on what cards can be played and where you can move.
14 8/20/2021 12:50:00 AM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from Allies:
Serb attack on Timisvar:
1st roll attacking Serb 1st army under the 2 army column and with +1 for the Putnik CC card.
2nd roll defending AH corp under the 1 corp column. This roll won't hurt the Serb army but it may affect the retreat if I roll really low.
13 8/20/2021 12:48:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #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:
Use for the Serb attack on Timisvar to give +1 to the attack.
12 8/20/2021 12:47:00 AM August 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP 1: Play for the 3 Operations points (3 OPS)
1. Bar le Duc for movement, FR (9th) army moves to Chateau-Thierry joining the FR (5th) army there
2. Brussels for movement, BR BEF army moves back to Ostend.
3. Belgrade for combat, Serb 1st army attacks the AH corp at Timisvar. I'll play Putnik to add +1 to this attack and go ahead and roll since there are no CP CC cards that would aid the defense.
11 8/20/2021 12:45:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message I got your text message and the GE 3rd army in Koblenz takes the hit and flips and the GE 2nd army stays in Liege which means the GE 1st army advances into Sedan.
10 8/19/2021 1:22:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Let me know which army takes a step loss and which army or armies, if any, advance into Sedan.
9 8/19/2021 1:20:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Germans win at Sedan with a 5 to 4 loss factor result. The French 5th army flips for 3 loss factors but it would take 3 more loss factors to further reduce that army. I could take a step loss and stay in the woods but I will retreat the FR (5th) (I put reduced army designations in parenthesis) 1 (one because the loss factor difference was one) to Chateau-Thierry. One German army is flipped for the 4 loss factors. You may advance with either or both of the full strength armies. (Reduced forces cannot advance after combat). You will want to leave someone in Liege to maintain your front line.
8 8/19/2021 1:15:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Allies:
Only the German 1st and 2nd armies advance into Liege on the Guns of August card. However, the 3rd army is also activated in Koblenz and all three armies can attack Sedan.
Battle at Sedan:
1st roll attacking German 1st, 2nd and 3rd armies under the 15 army column with no adds. (Typically the first roll will be the attackers).
2nd roll is for the defending French 5th army under the 3 army column with no adds.
7 8/19/2021 10:07:00 AM 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:
6 8/19/2021 10:06:00 AM August 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards
5 8/17/2021 1:43:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Since Italy is neutral the CP AH(It) mandated offensive just becomes an AH mandated offensive which means that sometime during the first turn a combat unit or units of the AH force must attack any non-neutral unit. (Probably a Russian or Serb attack).
The 4 roll for the Allies would be an Italian mandated offensive but Italy is neutral at this time so there is no Allied mandated offensive this turn.
4 8/17/2021 1:36:00 PM August 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
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Message from Allies:
Mandated offensives for August 1914:
First roll for Central Powers
Second roll for Allies
3 8/17/2021 10:45:00 AM August 1914 Allies Message Why don't we just keep the 7 card hands for the first game so that you can see later how much the 8 card hands help. With the exception of the two corps, one from AH reserve to Stanislaw and one from RU reserve to Lutsk, this will be a vanilla type of opening game. Be sure to get the latest version of the rules from GMT which is free on their website.
2 8/16/2021 12:34:00 PM August 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards
1 8/16/2021 12:33:00 PM August 1914 Allies Message Let's use the standard rules except for the optional setup of 4.2.4 where one AH (Austria-Hungary) at start Corps is removed from the Reserve and placed in Stanislaw and one RU (Russian) corp is removed from reserve and placed in Lutsk. I set the game up for the 7 card hand (even though I like using 8 cards better). Decide whether to start with the Guns of August or not and we can begin whenever you are ready. I'll work on the Vassal file in the next day or two.

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