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166 11/11/2022 11:26:00 PM Fall 1914 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Michael Dauer to BPAPogAdmin
165 8/26/2022 11:10:00 AM Fall 1914 Allies Message Thank you Erin!
You’ve given me a lot to think about, and I will try to incorporate your recommendations into my next game. Good luck in the Tournament!
Best,
Rob
164 8/25/2022 5:36:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message Thanks for the game, Robert! You mentioned entering the tournament as a learning experience so I thought I would provide some feedback.

As I am sure you recognize, pulling the BEF and Belgians all the way back to Amiens was a mistake, which allowed the Germans to lunge through the Channel ports dangerously close to Paris. There is no need to pull the BEF and Belgians back further than the swamps of Ostend, or just let the Germans attack Brussels and retreat to Ostend.

Also, it is important to prevent the Germans from occupying Chateau-Thierry. If they do, the French need to immediately expel them or pull back from their border forts to a line anchored on Paris and Melun.

In summary, I think you pulled the BEF and Belgians back too far too soon but did not pull the French back when needed. I drew a very strong hand on turn 3 to exploit that situation.

A few other points:
- I did not think it made sense to spend an OPS at the end of turn 1 moving (FR9) into Chateau-Thierry and back to Bar le Duc. It might have made sense to leave a unit in Chateau-Thierry or to have kept attacking with the Russians.
- When you played Moltke for RPs on turn 2, Italy was neutral and the Russians had not taken losses. You could have garnered the same number of French and British RPs with a 2-card.
- Also, playing Moltke emboldened me to play Falkenhayn for significantly more RPs.

Anyway, I hope those thoughts are constructive. Feel welcome to drop me a line if you ever find yourself in Montreal or Ottawa.

Erin
163 8/24/2022 6:10:00 PM Fall 1914 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Michael Dauer to Michael Dauer
162 8/24/2022 2:22:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message Thanks for letting me know and for the game.

I did not receive that e-mail but I suppose posting it here counts.
161 8/24/2022 2:13:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Message Hey Erin,
I resigned, and copied you, but no reply from GM. Did you get a copy from me?
160 8/21/2022 4:53:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message If that is your decision, feel free to convey it to our GM.

If so, I’ll be happy to provide some feedback.

Thanks.
159 8/21/2022 4:45:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Message Might be an early resignation here Erin...
158 8/19/2022 11:48:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message For ACTS posterity:

- (FR9) & replacing FRc (4,0) eliminated from Bar le Duc
- FRc eliminated from Melun
- Supply warnings to French fort line & Lomza
157 8/19/2022 11:43:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message Still no advances from Chateau-Thierry.
156 8/19/2022 11:41:00 AM Fall 1914 Allies Message French elim
Advance?
new improved file is up!
155 8/19/2022 11:40:00 AM Fall 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Allies:
Bar le duc
CP 10
AP 2
154 8/19/2022 11:37:00 AM Fall 1914 Allies Message OK, flip 2nd to cancel retreat
153 8/18/2022 8:45:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message No worries. In that case, let’s apply the 3-3 roll to Nancy since it should have been rolled first.

5 hits flip FR1.

4 hits flip GE6 & GEc Strasbourg.

The French must either take another step loss or retreat one space (although only one unit could go to Belfort and any that go to Bar le Duc would be automatically eliminated in the next battle there).
152 8/18/2022 7:55:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Message Hey,
I'm sorry, I completely missed the other attack! I guess reading is not my strong suit. I don't even own a suit anymore. I have a suit jacket, which I inherited from my dad, but no pants that match. I digress...
OK, I propose the following:Use the roll I did for any battle you choose, and then roll the other battle. Then send file back to me and I'll retreat whoever needs to retreat, etc. If that works, please proceed!
151 8/17/2022 12:46:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message I think your only error was rolling Bar le Duc before Nancy. I did not see that specific issue in the tournament FAQ but believe we can resolve it in either of the ways I suggested. I am also open to alternative suggestions or contacting our GM.
150 8/17/2022 12:16:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Message Not in front of map, I may have screwed up.
Will fix when I get home…
149 8/17/2022 11:14:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message Another approach would be to instead apply that die roll to the Nancy battle, which would be fine with me, and then resolve everything in the proper order from there.
148 8/17/2022 11:11:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message Rule 12.5.6 "Combat Against Previously Retreated Units: If defending units retreat into a space that is attacked later in the same Action Round, the units that have already retreated do not add their CF to the Combat against that space. In addition, if a Loss Number of at least 1 is achieved, the already retreated units are immediately eliminated and do not count towards fulfilling the Loss Number. The already retreated units are immediately eliminated and placed into the Eliminated / Replaceable Units box. They do not count toward fulfilling the Loss Number and are not replaced by replacement corps from the Reserve Box."

147 8/17/2022 11:08:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message No advances from Chateau-Thierry.

Regarding your retreat to Nancy, note that I am attacking Nancy so (FRc) would be automatically eliminated in that battle.

On the other hand, the attack on Nancy was supposed to be resolved first, so my inclination is to allow (FRc) to retreat to Nancy as long as it does not participate in the battle/losses. But units from Nancy will be eliminated if they retreat to Bar le Duc or Melun.

Does that make sense?
146 8/17/2022 11:00:00 AM Fall 1914 Allies Message Army elim, reduced Corps retreats to Nancy via Verdun.
No loss to CP.
Any advance?
145 8/17/2022 10:57:00 AM Fall 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from Allies:
Bar le duc
CP 10

AP 2
144 8/17/2022 8:35:00 AM Fall 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:
T3 CP5 Ops

Metz & Strasbourg Attack: GE5, GE6 & three GEc vs Nancy, A15 vs A9 after trench shift
- For German losses, flip the units in Strasbourg for the first 4 hits, then flip units in Metz for any additional hits. Do not eliminate any German units.

Chateau-Thierry Attack:
- GE9 & GE12 vs Bar le Duc, A10 vs A2
- GE3 vs Melun, A3 vs C1, automatically eliminate FRc (and any units that may have retreated there)

Supply warning to French units east of Chateau-Thierry.
143 8/17/2022 8:11:00 AM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message In Vassal, I noticed that (AH6) has shifted from Novi Sad to Belgrade. It looks like you moved it inadvertently while changing the siege marker in “T2 End.” No worries, I’ll shift (AH6) back in my upcoming file.
142 8/16/2022 9:24:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Message Thanks Erin!
Yes, but sadly, too many bus accidents to keep track of :-(
141 8/16/2022 9:20:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message Just making sure you saw the supply warning to Lomza? Thanks.
140 8/16/2022 8:33:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #24: 3 / French Reinforcements (7th Army)
7th Army.

Message from Allies:
HELP!
139 8/13/2022 7:12:00 PM Fall 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:
Grodno
138 8/13/2022 7:12:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message Level 1 CP trenches in both spaces
137 8/13/2022 7:11:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Central Powers:
Sedan Entrench Attempt
136 8/13/2022 7:11:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Central Powers:
Amiens Entrench Attempt, -1
135 8/13/2022 7:10:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 4 / Austria - Hungary Reinforcements (7th Army)
7th Army, 2 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
T3 CP4 Ops

Amiens Move: GE1, GE2 & (GE4) dig again

Cambrai Move: GE3 to Chateau-Thierry

Sedan Move: GE7 dig, GE9 & GE12 to Chateau-Thierry

Insterberg Attack: GE8 only vs Grodno, A5 +1 for Von Francois vs C2, automatically eliminate RUc & destroy fort, supply warning to Lomza
134 8/13/2022 6:58:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message 5 hits to each side.

Flip GE4.

Eliminate (FR6) & replacing FRc (5,0).
133 8/13/2022 6:56:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
3


Message from Central Powers:
Second Battle of Amiens

Anglo-French A12 +2 vs German A15
132 8/13/2022 5:55:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #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.

Message from Allies:
131 8/13/2022 5:55:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Combat #21: 2 / Phosgene Gas
A FR attack adds +1 drm.

Message from Allies:
130 8/13/2022 5:55:00 PM Fall 1914 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:
OPS
* Rouen activated for Attack - Activations: 1 - (Cost: 2) OPS: 2
* Paris activated for Attack - Activations: 2 - OPS: 3
Everybody vs. Amiens
2 combat cards
129 8/13/2022 5:52:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Message nothing
128 8/13/2022 5:52:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
...and CP
127 8/13/2022 5:51:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Rize
AP 1C

CP 1C
126 8/13/2022 1:41:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message -1 marker
125 8/13/2022 1:41:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Central Powers:
Amiens Entrench Attempt
124 8/13/2022 1:41:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Operations #25: 4 / High Seas Fleet
High Seas Fleet sorties. Unless the Allied player plays the "Grand Fleet" as his next action, add 1 VP.

Message from Central Powers:
T3 CP3 Ops

Amiens Move: GE1 & GE2 dig, GEc to Strasbourg

Sedan Move: GE4 to Amiens, GEc to Metz

Essen Move: GE7, GE9 & GE12 to Sedan

Rize Attack: TUc vs Batum, advance if possible, MO done
123 8/13/2022 1:15:00 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:
OPS
* GE RPs: 3
* TU RPs: 1
* AH RPs: 2
* Rouen activated for Move - Activations: 1 - (Cost: 2) OPS: 2
* Paris activated for Move - Activations: 2 - OPS: 3
* BE1: Rouen to Le Havre
* BEFc: Rouen to Le Mans
* FR10: Paris to Rouen
122 8/12/2022 6:41:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #27: 4 / Zeppelin Raids
Subtract 4 BR RPs from the BR RP total during the Replacement Phase of this turn.

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

Message from Central Powers:
T3 CP2 Replacements

No Vassal update from me.
121 8/12/2022 5:40:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #34: 3 / British Reinforcements (3rd Army)
3rd Army, 2 corps.

Message from Allies:
Event
London and 4,0
120 8/10/2022 11:24:00 PM Fall 1914 Allies Draw Strategy cards L war cards added to deck.
119 8/10/2022 10:42:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #22: 3 / German Reinforcements (12th Army)
12th Army, 1 corps.

Message from Central Powers:
T3 CP1 Reinforcements

GE12 to Essen

GEc Reserve to (4,1)
118 8/10/2022 10:40:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Draw Strategy cards L war cards added to deck.
117 8/10/2022 10:39:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Message Turkish & None
116 8/10/2022 10:39:00 PM Fall 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from Central Powers:
Turn 3 MOs

CP first, AP second
115 8/10/2022 10:38:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers End Turn
114 8/10/2022 10:37:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message Turn 1 RP Central

3 German: Flip up GE4 & GEc Sedan, GEc Trent & GEc Oppeln; Rebuild (GEc) to Reserve (3,1)

2 Austrian: Flip up AH1 Uzhgorod & AH3 Budapest
113 8/10/2022 8:30:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Excellent!
This clearly demonstrates that I am not a cheater, but merely incompetent.
That’s something I can happily embrace!
112 8/10/2022 8:18:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #2: 2 / Wireless Intercepts

Message from Central Powers:
111 8/10/2022 8:18:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Discard Strategy card #3: 2 / Von Francois

Message from Central Powers:
110 8/10/2022 8:18:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message Belgrade holds because siege rolls are -2 on the first two turns.
109 8/10/2022 7:42:00 PM September 1914 Allies Discard Strategy card #7: 2 / Severe Weather

Message from Allies:
108 8/10/2022 7:42:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message AP Reinf.
Flip French 4th
Bty for CP Reinfs an MO roll.
Will discard 1.
File up.
107 8/10/2022 7:40:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Belgrade falls


106 8/10/2022 7:38:00 PM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Belgrade
105 8/10/2022 7:25:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Back to you for the Siege of Belgrade and Allied RPs.
104 8/10/2022 7:21:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message 3 hits flip GE4.

4 hits flip FR4.
103 8/10/2022 7:20:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Central Powers:
Third Battle of Sedan

French A6 vs German A6
102 8/9/2022 10:01:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Sorry!
In trailer with dying battery, and laptop crapped out. Yes, armies only attacking out of Verdun
101 8/9/2022 9:00:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message (I don't see the new file but am happy to work off ACTS.)
100 8/9/2022 8:52:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message Are the Verdun armies attacking Sedan?
99 8/9/2022 8:44:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message OK
* GE RPs: 3
* AH RPs: 2
* (BEF): AP Eliminated to AP Permanently Eliminated Units
* London activated for Move - Activations: 1 - OPS: 1
* Belfort activated for Move - Activations: 2 - OPS: 2
* Move activation removed from Belfort - Activations: 1 - OPS: 1
* Verdun activated for Attack (just the armies, not the Corps) - Activations: 2 - OPS: 2
* BR1: London to Rouen
new file up
98 8/9/2022 3:46:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message Rule 15.2.1 "To besiege an enemy fort, either at least one Army or a number of Corps equal to the fort’s LF must enter the fort’s space during a single Action Round and then stop movement."
97 8/9/2022 3:42:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message I thought it was strength points!
96 8/9/2022 12:03:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message It takes two corps (or an army) to besiege Beersheba.
95 8/9/2022 11:58:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Sorry, sieging
94 8/9/2022 11:57:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Man, am I rusty!
But I think you can do it with just two corps, with one singing and the other moving. Is that correct?
93 8/9/2022 11:50:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Turkey doesn’t enter the war until next turn, so there is no supply threat to Gaza.

(Although we are both at War Status 4+, our War Commitment Levels do not advance until the end of this turn. See rule 16.1.)

Also, I think you would need another unit in Egypt to pose a supply threat.
92 8/9/2022 11:08:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Erin,
I think I screwed something else up. I should have given you a supply warning for Gaza. Do you want to modify/change you last card?
91 8/9/2022 10:58:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Thanks. No rush. Just making sure last night’s message was clear.
90 8/9/2022 10:37:00 AM September 1914 Allies Message Sorry Erin! Not disputing your statement at all! Will get a more legal move up in just a bit…
89 8/9/2022 7:38:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message Per rule 12.1.10, London cannot attack Calais except in conjunction with Allied units at Amiens, Cambrai and/or Ostend.

Please check with our GM if you have a different understanding.

Feel free to play a different card or to use the same card to do something different. Thanks.
88 8/8/2022 9:35:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message Rule 12.1.10 London and Taranto: "Units in London may conduct a Combat only if the Combat also involves friendly units located in a space in either France or Belgium."
87 8/8/2022 9:02:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Russian Reinforcements (2 corps)
2 corps.

Message from Allies:
OPS
* London activated for Attack Calais- Activations: 1 - OPS: 1
* Verdun activated for Attack Sedan (just 3rd and 4th armies)- Activations: 2 - OPS: 2
86 8/8/2022 8:36:00 AM 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:
T2 CP6 Replacements

No Vassal update from me
85 8/7/2022 9:12:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #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.

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

Message from Allies:
REPS
84 8/7/2022 11:30:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #5: 2 / Landwehr
CP player receives 2 extra RPs to immediately flip supplied reduced strength German units to their full strength side. They may not be spent to replace eliminated units. May not be played if Berlin is AP controlled or out of supply.


Message from Central Powers:
T2 CP5 Event

Flip up GE2 Amiens & GE7 Essen
83 8/7/2022 11:23:00 AM September 1914 Central Powers Message I think we might be using different versions of Vassal. It put the blockade markers (and a few others) in the North Sea rather than on the turn track.
82 8/7/2022 11:04:00 AM September 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:
Event
I thought the turn marker was supposed to show this?
Maybe just the winter turn?
81 8/6/2022 7:19:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #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:
T2 CP4 SR

GEc Reserve (4,0) to Amiens
GEc Reserve (3,0) to Metz
(GEc) Bremen to Trent
AHc Szeged to Belgrade
80 8/6/2022 6:35:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #10: 3 / French Reinforcements (10th Army)
10th Army.

Message from Allies:
Paris
79 8/5/2022 10:21:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Play Strategy card as Event #7: 3 / German Reinforcements (9th Army)
9th Army.

Message from Central Powers:
T2 CP3 Reinforcements

GE9 to Essen
78 8/5/2022 10:18:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message Just noting that AH5 advanced to besiege Belgrade.
77 8/5/2022 9:59:00 PM September 1914 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #14: 4 / British Reinforcements (1st Army)
1st Army, 1 corps.

War Status increased to 3

Message from Allies:
1st to london
Corps to RB
bty.
76 8/5/2022 9:59:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message 4/3
6th A-H flips
SB 1st elim, Corps retreats to Nis

75 8/5/2022 9:53:00 PM September 1914 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
4


Message from Allies:
Belgrade
CP 6

AP 3
74 8/5/2022 3:46:00 PM September 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:
T2 CP2 Ops

Calais Move: (GEc) stays, (GE2) to Amiens

Novi Sad Attack: AH5 & AH6 vs Belgrade, A6 vs A3, advance AH6 if possible
73 8/5/2022 3:24:00 PM September 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:
Rouen Trench-1
72 8/5/2022 2:12:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message Thanks. I’ll admit that I had not even checked Vassal, but ACTS is indeed our “official” record.

It looks like BE1 & BEFc are at Rouen. Please advance GE1 to Amiens before AP1. Thanks again.
71 8/5/2022 2:04:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Ahh! I did the retreat on the file, but neglected to do the ACTS Log. I thought you meant designate the retreat when I played the card.
Now I got it!
70 8/5/2022 1:58:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message No worries. I wasn’t trying to give you a hard time about the rule and GE1 will advance regardless of where you retreat.

Just since you asked about my advance, I thought I should mention that the retreat happens first.
69 8/5/2022 12:20:00 PM September 1914 Allies Message Sorry Erin, very weak on the rules. Mainly in Tournament to try to nail things down, but not going well as evidenced by total misunderstanding of when you can move into all those French spaces…
68 8/4/2022 9:56:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message Technically, I think you are supposed to indicate where you are retreating first.
67 8/4/2022 9:55:00 PM September 1914 Central Powers Message Flip GE2 & GEc.

Advance GE1 to Amiens.

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