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638 5/13/2022 8:55:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #3: 3 / Russian Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Allies:
AP2

SR FRc Belfort to Calais
SR RUc Riga to Warsaw
SR BEFc RB to Brussels
SR BRc RB to Port Said <0>
637 5/13/2022 2:14:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message Sent you an invite! Let me know if you got it. Never started an ACTS game before.

I'd love to do the same sides - feel like I'll learn more from a cycle of strategies and counter-strategies than switching my mindset.


636 5/13/2022 1:28:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Message I had fun. Iím happy to play either side. You can bid if you want or choose a side. Looking forward to the next one!
635 5/13/2022 3:58:00 AM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message It's past futile at this point. Good game. Learned a lot from you. Play another? Same sides, or bid for sides?
634 5/13/2022 3:48:00 AM Fall 1916 Central Powers Return Strategy card to hand #49: 4 / Michael

Message from Central Powers:
633 5/12/2022 9:49:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #49: 4 / Michael
May only be played after "H-L Take Command". Cancels all trench effects for 1 GE attack and adds a +1 drm for that attack. Play prior to Attempt Flank Attack Step. A trench does not need to be present.

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

Message from Central Powers:
632 5/12/2022 9:34:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Message West front:

Calais (FRc)
Ostend (BRc) BE1 (BEF)
Cambrai BR4
Brussels BR2 T1
Liege BR3 BR5
Sedan (FR5) FR6
C-T (FR10)
Verdun (FR3) (FR4) T1
Strasbourg (FR2) (FRc) T1
Melun FRc

CP
Koblenz GE3 GE10 T1
Strasbourg (GE2) (GEc) T1
Augsburg AH6
631 5/12/2022 9:32:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message lucky me, thank you
630 5/12/2022 9:31:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Message Flip FR4, advance FR7, elim T1, siege Metz
629 5/12/2022 9:31:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Message you have (GEc) left since you just SRed a full GEc to RB from Uzhgorod
628 5/12/2022 9:28:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message concur on stasbourg. Metz army and replacing (Gec) eliminated
627 5/12/2022 9:27:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Central Powers:
5a vs 9a Metz. These have been the battles that have driven me nuts this game.

I have an intuition I should switch back. So AP first this time.
626 5/12/2022 9:25:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Message I had 1 (GEc) Strasbourg that died from Nancy attack
625 5/12/2022 9:25:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message At some point I'll ask for your western front battle roster but for now let's keep it going.
624 5/12/2022 9:25:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Message We love to see that 11th army card get played as not the Event
623 5/12/2022 9:24:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #33: 2 / Grand Fleet
If played in the Allied Action Round immediately following the "High Seas Fleet," cancel that card. Cannot be played as an event at any other time.

Message from Allies:
AP3

C Brussels vs Liege 9A v 1c, autokill, advance BR3 BR5 to Liege
C Verdun vs Metz, full armies only, 5A v 9A, advance all possible
622 5/12/2022 9:22:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Message Flip BR2 Brussels. Flip FR2 Strasbourg and elim FRc.

Just (FR2) and (FRc) remain in Nancy
621 5/12/2022 9:17:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #29: 2 / 11th Army
The GE 11th Army (only) and any CP Corp(s) may stack together and be Activated for a cost of 1 OPS point. If a second CP army is present, then the activation cost for the space is 2 OPS points. Event can be played prior to German 11th Army Reinforcement Event and also if GE 11th is already permanently eliminated. This event does not supercede rule 12.1.11.


Message from Central Powers:
SR.

GEC Uzghorod -> RB
(GEc) Danzig -> RB
620 5/12/2022 8:58:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message Germans unscathed, French flip FR2. Did you have a corps there too?

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619 5/12/2022 8:57:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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1


Message from Central Powers:
Nancy vs Strasbourg 4-9, CP first
618 5/12/2022 8:56:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message Flop FR3 and GE5
617 5/12/2022 8:55:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Central Powers:
Verdun vs Metz, CP first.
616 5/12/2022 8:54:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message 4-4, Flip BR2 and lose the last German army. Remaining in Liege is (GEc)
615 5/12/2022 8:53:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message You have no idea how much joy I am getting out of defying acts.
614 5/12/2022 8:53:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Central Powers:
Brussels massacres Liege. *CP* first.
613 5/12/2022 8:51:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #22: 3 / Italian Reinforcements
May only be played after ITALY joins the Allies. 5th Army.

Message from Allies:
AP2

Gotta keep grinding

C Brussels vs Liege 12A v 4A, advance all able
C Verdun vs Metz 6A v 9A, advance all able
C Nancy vs Strasbourg 4A v 9A
612 5/12/2022 8:41:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #28: 4 / Tsar Takes Command
May only be played if the Russian Capitulation marker is in the "Tsar Takes Command Allowed" box.

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

Message from Central Powers:
611 5/12/2022 8:35:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message too bad it wasn't a battle where it helped but I feel great satisfaction in pulling one over on the ACTS Gods.

Lose GE8, flip the BUc.
610 5/12/2022 8:26:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Message Flip RUc RU10 RU12
609 5/12/2022 8:24:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA. ACTS, I am onto you.
608 5/12/2022 8:24:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Central Powers:
Tannenberg vs Danzig 6-6.

*CP* will be first.
607 5/12/2022 8:23:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message Flip FR5, eliminate (GE7)
606 5/12/2022 8:22:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
2


Message from Central Powers:
Sedan & Liege.

For fun, the *CP* will be the first die.
605 5/12/2022 8:17:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Allies:
My AP1 covers 4 of my 5 MOs but here goes:

AP MO
CP MO
604 5/12/2022 8:16:00 PM Fall 1916 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:
AP1

M Cambrai BR2 BR3 to Brussles, BR4 digs
C Sedan vs Liege 6A v 6A
C Tannenberg vs Danzig 6A v 6A, use all
603 5/12/2022 8:14:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message I just want to go out on one high note from this.

Making CAU retreat was a partial high note, but I want one more moment of joy before the walls crash down.
602 5/12/2022 8:13:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Message T1 Koblenz
601 5/12/2022 8:13:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from Allies:
Move Liege, Dig
Move Koblenz, Dig
600 5/12/2022 8:08:00 PM Fall 1916 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:
CP1, Ops.

Move Liege, Dig
Move Koblenz, Dig
Move Vienna AH6 to Augsburg
Move Erzerum TUc to Van

Finally! Not every card is a 2!
599 5/12/2022 8:04:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message I was trying to do that, but the dice didn't give me enough time or I wasn't aggressive enough in trying to set that up.

I've never actually won a CP game that goes the distance. I usually just take Italy and wait for my opponent to get demoralized :)
598 5/12/2022 8:03:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message Can't you? It seems like you have been :)
597 5/12/2022 8:00:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Message I can't draw 5 cards of 4ops+ every turn
596 5/12/2022 8:00:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Draw Strategy cards NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
595 5/12/2022 8:00:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Message No problem on playing a couple of more tunrs. I think the CP may have had some play to fall back to the Rhine and Trade Belgium and Alsace-Lorraine for Italy VPs. At this point the German army is bleeding heavily though.
594 5/12/2022 7:58:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Discard Strategy card #5: 2 / Putnik

Message from Allies:
AP RPs

A 1: full
BR 2: Flip up 2 BR armies in Cambrai to full, BR2 BR3
FR 2: Flip up FR3 Verdun, 2x (FRc) to RB <1,2>
RU 3: Flip up RU7 Przemysl, RU10 RU12 Tannenberg
593 5/12/2022 7:55:00 PM Fall 1916 Allies Discard Strategy card #39: 2 / They Shall Not Pass

Message from Allies:
FR10 flips from C-T, FR4 was in Verdun, FR5 FR6 advance into Sedan, T1 AP Sedan.

Ok on Koblenz armies flipping up, GE3 GE10
592 5/12/2022 5:25:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Message Sorry I meant to repair the armies in Koblenz, not Liege. Let me know if that's okay.
591 5/12/2022 5:09:00 PM Fall 1916 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards T war cards added to deck.
590 5/12/2022 5:09:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers End Turn
589 5/12/2022 5:09:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message GE (3)

* Refill GE7 Liege
* Refill GE4 Liege
* 2 (GEc) to RB (0,3)

AH (2)

AH6 to Vienna

BU (1)

One BUc to RB

TU (1)

Flip both TUc that are currently in RB
588 5/12/2022 5:05:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message Though having just 3 GE RPs at this point is just hilarious.
587 5/12/2022 5:04:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message Rude.

I hope you don't mind playing it out another turn or two out of amusement value. But we can restart anytime you want.
586 5/12/2022 4:55:00 PM Summer 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #37: 2 / Independent Air Force
Cancel or prevent Rathenau Event bonus GE RP for the rest of the game.

War Status increased to 14

Message from Allies:


AP6 just killing 1 GE RP

RPs to come tonight
585 5/12/2022 4:54:00 PM Summer 1916 Allies Message Yes advance CAU and RUc to Kars
584 5/12/2022 2:55:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #3: 2 / Von Francois

Message from Central Powers:
583 5/12/2022 1:47:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message lol. I might have cracked the code. (GEc) dies, so does the (BRc)
582 5/12/2022 1:47:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Central Powers:
Brussels attack.

CP first for a change.
581 5/12/2022 1:47:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #30: 2 / Alpenkorps
A GE attack to or from a mountain space adds +1 drm.

Message from Central Powers:
Regardless of your advance. CP6:

M Munkacs AH4 To uzghorod via Czernowitz.
A Liege vs Brussels.

Berlin apparently demands we retake Brussels. So we'll try, 1C vs death. I'll just roll for the 1C.
580 5/12/2022 1:42:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message Advance to Kars?
579 5/12/2022 1:41:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message Lose a TUc and send the other two back to Erzerum.
578 5/12/2022 1:38:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
3


Message from Central Powers:
Kars 3A+1 vs 3C.
577 5/12/2022 1:37:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message Eliminate the AH6, its replacing corps to cancel retreat.You flip RU7.
576 5/12/2022 1:32:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message Last 10 battles:

AP: 5 "6s", average 4.3.
CP: 2 "6", average 3.1
575 5/12/2022 1:30:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
1


Message from Central Powers:
Uzghorod. AP first 5+1 vs 6.
574 5/12/2022 1:22:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message Flip GE8 and presumably the RU10 and RU12
573 5/12/2022 1:21:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Central Powers:
Danzig 6+1 vs 9.

AP first.
572 5/12/2022 1:21:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message Flip GE10, lose the corps, and at this point may as well retreat to Koblenz. FlipFR4 and advance the group from CT.
571 5/12/2022 1:19:00 PM Summer 1916 Allies Message True, anything but a 1 there flips some Germans anyway
570 5/12/2022 1:18:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message This is hard enough without you rolling 5s and 6s on almost every attack :)
569 5/12/2022 1:17:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from Central Powers:
CT vs Sedan, 5-9, AP first.

568 5/12/2022 1:06:00 PM Summer 1916 Allies Message RU losses as flips as much as possible. Advances possible
567 5/12/2022 1:03:00 PM Summer 1916 Allies Message Nice time to get WiA in, remove BRc RB <2,B,C,P>
566 5/12/2022 1:02:00 PM Summer 1916 Allies Message I think you still have a GE MO too
565 5/12/2022 1:02:00 PM Summer 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #46: 4 / Brusilov Offensive
Allied player conducts Operations using this card and adds a +1 drm to ALL RU attacks this Action Round. Also, for 1 RU attack vs. only non-GE CP units cancel all trench effects. The negation of trench effects must be announced prior to the Attempt Flank Attack step.


War Status increased to 13

Message from Allies:
AP5

Event/OPS

Can't stop won't stop

C C-T vs Sedan 5A v 9A, advance all able
C Tannenberg vs Danzig use all, 6A+1 v 9A
C Przemysl vs Uzhgorod, 5A+1 v 6A
C Batum vs Kars 3A+1 v 3c
564 5/12/2022 1:01:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message I ninja'd your last card play -- so excited to play WS.

So back to you ;)
563 5/12/2022 12:55:00 PM Summer 1916 Allies Message youre right, 5 v 12 results in 5/7.

Back to you for CP5
562 5/12/2022 12:54:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #32: 3 / War in Africa
Permanently remove 1 full strength BR corps on the map or in the Reserve Box from the game or add 1 VP (Allied choice). If a full strength BR corps is not available, then a reduced BR corps may be used. ANA, AUS, CND, BEF, or PT do not qualify as BR for this purpose.


War Status increased to 11

Message from Central Powers:
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!

!!!!!
561 5/12/2022 12:53:00 PM Summer 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #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.

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

Message from Allies:
AP4

We need some of these as well
560 5/12/2022 12:53:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message As much as I'd love that, are you missing message 550?
559 5/12/2022 12:52:00 PM Summer 1916 Allies Message 3/7 ugh. (GE11) to (GEc) <0,1>
FR1 to (FRc) <1,0>
558 5/12/2022 12:51:00 PM Summer 1916 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from Allies:
This attack wasn't as promising so maybe I shouldnt have tried it but it happens anyway.

C Nancy vs Strasbourg full armies only, 5A v 12A, attacker first
557 5/12/2022 10:44:00 AM Summer 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #28: 4 / Tsar Takes Command
May only be played if the Russian Capitulation marker is in the "Tsar Takes Command Allowed" box.

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

Message from Central Powers:
Playing RPs.
556 5/12/2022 10:43:00 AM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message Flip both 3rd armies and the BUc.
555 5/12/2022 10:42:00 AM Summer 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
3


Message from Central Powers:
Sedan 12-15. AP first.
554 5/12/2022 10:41:00 AM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message A little bit of complaining to ACTS never hurt.

BR1 to a (BRc). Flip GE7
553 5/12/2022 10:40:00 AM Summer 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Central Powers:
Brussels vs Liege 6 vs 9, AP first.
552 5/12/2022 10:39:00 AM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message Lose GE11 and lose the GEc that was there.

FR1 to a (FRc)
551 5/12/2022 10:38:00 AM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message 4 of your last 5 die rolls have been 6s :)
550 5/12/2022 10:37:00 AM Summer 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Central Powers:
Nancy vs Strasbourg, AP first. 5-12
549 5/12/2022 7:41:00 AM Summer 1916 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #48: 4 / Royal Tank Corps
May only be played after "Landships". Cancels trench column shifts for a BR attack against a clear space in France/Belgium/Germany. Does not cancel trench effects for flanking, Fortified Machine Guns CC, or negation of retreat. May only be used in 1 Combat per turn. ANA, AUS, CND, or PT do not qualify as BR for this purpose.

Message from Allies:
AP3

C Brussels vs Liege 6A v 9A, no advance
CC Sedan and Verdun vs Brussels 12A v 15A, losses Verdun, advance all from C-T if able.
C Nancy vs Strasbourg full armies only, 5A v 12A
548 5/12/2022 7:39:00 AM Summer 1916 Allies Message T2 Metz, (GE4) in Liege along with (GEc) and GE7
547 5/12/2022 7:39:00 AM Summer 1916 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
1) Metz - GE7 to Liege, GE5 digs
546 5/12/2022 12:35:00 AM Summer 1916 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #23: 3 / Austria - Hungary Reinforcements (11th Army)
11th Army.

Message from Central Powers:
MOVE:

1) Metz - GE7 to Liege, GE5 digs
2) Essen - GE4 to Liege
3) Erzignan - TUc to Trebizond, via Rize
545 5/11/2022 11:42:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message Retreat to Liege via Sedan. Advance BR1 and BR5
544 5/11/2022 11:40:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message lol
543 5/11/2022 11:40:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Central Powers:
12-9 in Brussels, AP first.
542 5/11/2022 11:38:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message Never mind, I have it wrong. I'll fix.
541 5/11/2022 11:38:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message Sedan is where I have the two flipped German armies, right?
540 5/11/2022 11:37:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message I have GE1, GE6, and BUc in Brussels.

I also only have full armies (and 5 of them!) for you in Cambrai (2,3,4) and Antwerp (1,5)

I'm sure what I have is wrong.
539 5/11/2022 11:35:00 PM Summer 1916 Central Powers Message never mind you said you wouldn't

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