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158 7/24/2024 2:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #81: 2 / Kamikaze Attack
Play prior to one battle of the Offensive that is within 11 hexes of Tokyo (3706) and within extended range of a Japanese air unit. The Japanese player eliminates two Allied naval steps (Japanese player's choice, may not eliminate a unit unless there is no other option), while reducing the Japanese air unit whose range was used one step (even if this would eliminate the air unit). No more than one Kamikaze per battle, but more than one Kamikaze per offensive is allowed. Draw One Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
OC on South HQ 2+2=4 acts

* 4017 (Truk) : South Seas HQ (Rivalry) Activates.
* 3615 (Ulithi) : [1 AD] Activates.
* 3721 (Madang) : [6 AD] Activates.
* 3921 (Gasmata) : 19th Army Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : 17th Army Activates.
* 3721 (Madang): [6 AD] moves to 3921 (Gasmata)
* 3615 (Ulithi): [1 AD] moves to 3721 (Madang)
* 4021 (Rabaul): 17th Army moves to 4022
* 3921 (Gasmata): 19th Army moves to 4022
* 3921 (Gasmata): [6 AD] joins Battle A

BTY for reaction.
157 7/18/2024 6:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #18: 1 / Edwin Booz: Defense Consultant
Allied player immediately receives 1 permanent amphibious shipping point. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
no file sent

over to you
156 7/18/2024 1:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #76: 2 / Operation Tsurugi: Japan Attacks a B29 Base with Giretsu Airborne unit
Activation: Any HQ Logistics Value: 1 Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but only one brigade size ground unit may be activated. Bonus: If the Allied player has a B29 LRB unit within 8 hexes of Tokyo (3706) or in the China Air units box, the Japanese player rolls a die. On a die roll of: 0-4: Lose one B29 Air step* 5-9: No Effect *Japanese choice Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
OC on SS HQ 2+2=4 acts

* 4017 (Truk) : South Seas HQ (Rivalry) Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : 19th Army Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : [31st Army] Activates.
* 3720 (Wewak) : [33rd Army] Activates.
* 4017 (Truk): 19th Army moves to 3921 (Gasmata)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): [31st Army] moves to 4612 (Wake)
* 3720 (Wewak): [33rd Army] moves to 4017 (Truk)
* Japanese ASP Marker (Barges) uses 1/3 ASP
* Japanese ASP Marker (Barges) uses 2/3 ASP
* Japanese ASP Marker (Barges) uses 3/3 ASP
* 4612 (Wake) is now Japanese controlled.

No battles or PBM, BTY!
155 7/14/2024 10:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change Allies player Allies player changed from Robert Champer to Philippe B
154 7/14/2024 10:52:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Arrives next turn.
153 7/14/2024 10:52:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
XXIV Corps
152 7/14/2024 10:51:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #83: 2 / China Offensive: Battle for Central Honan
Move the China marker one box to the right toward the Stable Front box, unless this would put the China marker in the Stable Front box, in which case no effect.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
OC on CPAC (3+2)
* 5808 (Oahu) : Cen Pac HQ (Rivalry) Activates.
* 4612 (Wake) : 2M Division Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : 1M Division Activates.
* 4828 (Noumea) : SF Brigade Activates.
* 4719 (Nauru) : M Brigade Activates.
* 5321 (Funafuti) : BB Washington Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 1M Division moves to 4022
* 4828 (Noumea): SF Brigade moves to 4322 (New Georgia)
* 4719 (Nauru): M Brigade moves to 4517 (Kusaie)
* 4612 (Wake): 2M Division moves to 4110 (Marcus)
* 5321 (Funafuti): BB Washington moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* Allied ASP Marker uses 1/4 ASP
* Allied ASP Marker uses 2/4 ASP
* Allied ASP Marker uses 3/4 ASP
* Allied ASP Marker uses 4/4 ASP
No PBM, BTY.
151 7/12/2024 1:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

150 7/12/2024 1:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 7 to 6
149 7/12/2024 1:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Japanese R&R

* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule : 8 AD Activates.
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule : [33rd Army] Activates.
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule : 28 AF Activates.
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 8 AD moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [33rd Army] moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 28 AF moves to 3620 (Aitape)
* Eliminated JP Ground Units : [27th Army] Activates.
* Eliminated JP Ground Units: [27th Army] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* Eliminated JP Air Units : [7 AD] suffers a step loss.
* Eliminated JP Air Units : [7 AD] Activates.
* Eliminated JP Air Units: [7 AD] moves to 1916 (Palembang)
* Strategic Record Track (2): Japanese Air Replacements moves to Strategic Record Track (1)
* Leningrad84 (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 6
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima) is now Japanese controlled.
148 7/11/2024 1:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

147 7/11/2024 1:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies End Turn
146 7/11/2024 1:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Subs hit, JP 6 cards, 1 pass, -1 ASP
BTY for R&R and option to go first.
AP will draw 7 cards.
145 7/11/2024 1:21:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Strat War-subs
144 7/11/2024 1:20:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message AP R&R
* Turn 5 (Jan-Apr 1943): 11AF Air moves to 1717
* Turn 5 (Jan-Apr 1943): 11AF LRB moves to 1718
* 1717 : 11AF Air Activates.
* 1718 : 11AF LRB Activates.
* 1718: 11AF LRB moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 1717: 11AF Air moves to 3822 (Lae)
- reps:
* 3822 (Lae) : [CV Enterprise] Activates.
* 3822 (Lae) : CV Enterprise restored to full strength.
* Eliminated AL Air Units: Aus Air retires from Battle
* Eliminated AL Air Units : Aus Air Activates.
* Eliminated AL Air Units: Aus Air moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
* Eliminated AL Ground Units : [33 British Corps] suffers a step loss.
* Eliminated AL Ground Units : [4 Ind Corps] suffers a step loss.
* Eliminated AL Ground Units : [4 Ind Corps] Activates.
* Eliminated AL Ground Units : [4 Ind Corps] Deactivates.
* Eliminated AL Ground Units : [15 British Corps] suffers a step loss.
* Eliminated AL Ground Units : [15 British Corps] Activates.
* Eliminated AL Ground Units : [33 British Corps] Activates.
* Eliminated AL Ground Units: [33 British Corps] moves to 1308 (Trincomalee)
* Eliminated AL Ground Units: [15 British Corps] moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
* Strategic Record Track (3): Allied ASP Marker moves to Strategic Record Track (4)

143 7/10/2024 6:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message * 2006 (Akyab): 7 AD is eliminated
* 1905 (Dacca): Battle Hex (A) moves to 1806
* 1905 (Dacca) : [38th Army] suffers a step loss.
* 1905 (Dacca) : [15th Army] suffers a step loss.
* 1905 (Dacca): BB Warspite moves to 1806
* 1905 (Dacca): 4 Ind Corps is eliminated
* 1905 (Dacca): 33 British Corps is eliminated
* 1905 (Dacca): 15 British Corps is eliminated
* 1806: BB Warspite moves to 1307 (Columbo)
* 1307 (Columbo): BB Warspite moves to 1308 (Trincomalee)
* 1905 (Dacca): [38th Army] moves to Turn 6 (May-Aug 1943)
- Assume you will remove reduced 38th.
* UNDO: - Assume you will remove reduced 38th.
* UNDO: * 1905 (Dacca): [38th Army] moves to Turn 6 (May-Aug 1943)
* UNDO: * 1307 (Columbo): BB Warspite moves to 1308 (Trincomalee)
* 1307 (Columbo): BB Warspite moves to 1308 (Trincomalee)
* 1905 (Dacca): [38th Army] moves to Turn 6 (May-Aug 1943)
- Assume you will remove reduced 38th.
- Warspite ENM to Trincomalee, other units return to previos location.
- End of turn
- AP makes POW
- OOS:
* 2104 (Jarhat) : [14AF Air] suffers a step loss.
* 2205 (Ledo) : [14AF LRB] suffers a step loss.
* 2307: [6 Chinese Army] is out of supply.
* 2206 (Lashio): [ 66 Chinese Army] is out of supply.
* 2205 (Ledo): [14AF LRB] is out of supply.
* 2104 (Jarhat): [14AF Air] is out of supply.
* 2104 (Jarhat) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 5 progress of war hexes
* 2305 (Myitkyina) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 4 progress of war hexes
* 2206 (Lashio) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 3 progress of war hexes
* 4719 (Nauru) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 2 progress of war hexes
* 3922 (Buna) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 1 progress of war hexes
* 4612 (Wake) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 0 progress of war hexes
* Game Turn Marker (PM Tojo) set to Turn 5 (Jan-Apr 1943)
- Will consult with team on R&R
- BTY to confirm position, etc.
142 7/10/2024 1:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message The dice had our back for once! Thanks for resolving on the fly.
141 7/10/2024 1:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message The dice had our back for once! Thanks for resolving on the fly.
140 7/10/2024 10:43:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Cant do map till i get home….
139 7/10/2024 10:10:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 4

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Message from Allies:
Dacca
A/N
JP 8

AP 44

Ground
JP 74

AP 52 (I think, can’t see all the numbers)
138 7/10/2024 10:08:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Still no ‘puter, but can resolve…
Reaction SEAC (3+1)
London to Dacca
Indom to Dacca
SEAC AF, and 10 LRB react in place for Dacca.

137 7/9/2024 8:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Intercept, but no computer. Will resolve tomorrow…
136 7/9/2024 8:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Reaction roll…
135 7/9/2024 3:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message No worries!
Hey, in Nevsky, how do you move that guy to the next season to get a VP?
134 7/9/2024 2:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Thanks man, let me check with my side...
133 7/9/2024 2:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Dude,
No rolls have occurred, so if you want to prevent those air units from reacting you can put the JP Air in Akyab to cut off the activation pathway…
132 7/9/2024 2:29:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #59: 3 / Central Force: Conquest of Borneo
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Paratroopers: Prior to movement place a Japanese control marker in a hex that is within extended range of an active Japanese air unit if (1) the hex is either unoccupied or is occupied solely by a Dutch regiment; and (2) the hex is not within an unneutralized Allied air ZOI. Eliminate the Dutch regiment.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
EC on South HQ 1+5=6 acts

* 1308 (Trincomalee): 10AF LRB moves to 1406 (Madras)
* 2212 (Saigon) : South HQ (Rivalry) Activates.
* 2006 (Akyab) : [28th Army] Activates.
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima) : Korean Army Activates.
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima) : 14th Army Activates.
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima) : 15th Army Activates.
* 2106 (Mandalay) : 38th Army Activates.
* 1916 (Palembang) : 7 AD Activates.
* 2006 (Akyab): [28th Army] moves to 2005 (Dimasur)
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): Korean Army, 14th Army, 15th Army moves to 2005 (Dimasur)
* 2005 (Dimasur): Korean Army, 14th Army, 15th Army moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 2106 (Mandalay): 38th Army moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2006 (Akyab): 38th Army moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 1916 (Palembang): 7 AD moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2106 (Mandalay): 7 AD joins Battle A

Going all in...
131 7/7/2024 8:57:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Nice hand!
Im indisposed at the moment….
Will PBM as soon as i get home….
130 7/7/2024 2:16:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #3: 2 / Col. Tsuji, Unit 82: Jungle Warfare
Activate: Any HQ Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Surprise Attack Conditions: Only Japanese ground units may be activated. Bonus: In any ground combat that occurs in a Malaya, Jungle or Mixed terrain hex for the duration of this operation, the final die roll modifier for the Japanese in any ground battles is +4.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
EC on South HQ 1+3=4 acts

* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima) : [28th Army] Activates.
* 2106 (Mandalay) : 15th Army Activates.
* 2106 (Mandalay) : 14th Army Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 38th Army Activates.
* 2212 (Saigon) : South HQ (Rivalry) Activates.
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): [28th Army] moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2106 (Mandalay): 14th Army moves to 2105 (Imphal/Kohima)
* 2106 (Mandalay): 15th Army moves to 2105 (Imphal/Kohima)
* 2008 (Rangoon): 38th Army moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2006 (Akyab): [28th Army] joins Battle A
129 7/2/2024 10:51:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message PBM:
* 1805 (Calcutta): 14AF LRB moves to 2205 (Ledo
128 7/1/2024 1:44:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message 28th Army flips. BTY for PBM.
127 7/1/2024 1:43:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Surprise attack!

BH(A) A/N

AP: 13 (+3, Surprise Attack)
126 7/1/2024 1:42:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
IC Roll.
125 6/30/2024 4:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #61: 1 / Submarine Attack: Darter-Dace
Play during an Offensive prior to combat against any active Japanese naval units or against any active Japanese naval unit if no battle hexes are declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-4: Japanese lose one naval step* 5-7: Japanese lose two naval steps* (can eliminate a unit) 8-9: No Effect. *Japanese chooses Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
OPS on SEAC (1+1)
* 2104 (Jarhat) : 14AF Air Activates.
* 1308 (Trincomalee) : 14AF LRB Activates.
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): 28th Army joins Battle A
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): Korean Army joins Battle A
* 2104 (Jarhat): 14AF Air joins Battle A
* 1308 (Trincomalee): 14AF LRB moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
* 1805 (Calcutta): 14AF LRB joins Battle A
- Bty..
124 6/28/2024 2:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message BTY...
123 6/28/2024 2:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change War in Europe value From 1 to -1
122 6/28/2024 2:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #51: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory
Decrease the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 2 1943: 1 1944: No Effect 1945: No Effect Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Drive on Stalingrad!
121 6/26/2024 5:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message PBM
E to Lae
13 AF to GG
5 LRB to Nauru
Bty

120 6/26/2024 3:14:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Tenryu is sunk! BTY for PBM.
119 6/26/2024 3:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Intercept, but no help is coming for the beleaguered Tenryu!

SS HQ activates Tenryu for action.

BH(A) A/N

AP: 28
JP: 4 (no air unit, so no possibility of a hit)

Rolling AP only.
118 6/26/2024 3:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
IC Roll.
117 6/24/2024 9:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #56: 2 / Typhoon Taskforce: New Guinea: Vogelkop Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Event on CPAC (3+3)
* 5100 (Dutch Harbor) : 11AF LRB Activates.
* 5100 (Dutch Harbor) : 11AF Air Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : 5AF Air Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : 13AF LRB Activates.
* 4024 (Gili Gili) : 13AF Air Activates.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : 5AF LRB Activates.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): 5AF LRB moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 13AF Air moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 4222 (Buin): CL Tenryu joins Battle A
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 13AF Air joins Battle A
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 5AF LRB joins Battle A
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 5AF Air joins Battle A
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 13AF LRB joins Battle A
* 5100 (Dutch Harbor): 11AF LRB moves to Turn 5 (Jan-Apr 1943)
* 5100 (Dutch Harbor): 11AF Air moves to Turn 5 (Jan-Apr 1943)
116 6/22/2024 12:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Same here… BTY!
115 6/22/2024 10:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
FOQ…..See, we can do nothing too!
114 6/21/2024 11:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Haha I figured, mostly kidding, just don’t feel we’ve been terribly effective… also expecting you’ve got a bunch more card draws in that awful hand of yours.
113 6/21/2024 11:08:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message DUDE! I was merely lamenting the fact that you have multiple cards with which to end the turn!
112 6/21/2024 11:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Says pretty sad things about our play that THIS is what got a rise out of you…
111 6/21/2024 3:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message CRAP! Keep forgetting about that damn pass…..
110 6/21/2024 2:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message What can men do against such reckless hate?

PASS, no file. BTY!
109 6/20/2024 7:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #16: 1 / Makin Island Raid: US Raiders
One Japanese air unit (Allied Player's choice) that is on a non-Japanese Islands hex within the range of a US HQ is reduced one step, even if this would eliminate the air unit. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
More SPEC OPS...
1 AD flips on Ulithi.
BTY.
108 6/18/2024 4:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
For X-craft
107 6/18/2024 4:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Shokaku flips.
Will update map on next card…..
106 6/18/2024 4:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
X-Craft
105 6/18/2024 4:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #78: 1 / Submarine Attack: British X Craft Attack Singapore
Play during an offensive before the beginning of the combat phase, or at the conclusion of the Offensive if no battle hexes are declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-7: Japanese lose one naval step (Allies chooses, can eliminated a unit). 8-9: No Effect. The target naval unit must be inactive and in a non-Japanese Islands port hex. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Target Shokaku
Remember Pearl Harbor!
104 6/18/2024 1:29:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #53: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory
Decrease the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 2 1943: 1 1944: No Effect 1945: No Effect Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
OC on CF HQ 3+3=6 acts

* 3407 (Kure) : Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Rivalry) Activates.
* 3407 (Kure) : [CA Mogami] Activates.
* 3706 (Tokyo) : BB Hiei Activates.
* 3706 (Tokyo) : BB Kongo Activates.
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte) : BB Nagato Activates.
* 3615 (Ulithi) : CVL Ryujo Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : 24 AF Activates.
* 3615 (Ulithi): CVL Ryujo moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): 24 AF moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 3706 (Tokyo): BB Hiei moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 3706 (Tokyo): BB Kongo moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 3407 (Kure): [CA Mogami] moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): BB Nagato moves to 3615 (Ulithi)

With intelligence reports pouring in of imminent Allied naval action, the Combined Fleet redeploys. No battles or PBM, back to AP.
103 6/12/2024 9:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #40: 3 / Operation Dexterity: New Britain Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if US SW HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Event on CPAC (3+3)
* Strategic Record Track (0): Japanese Drawn Cards Marker moves to Strategic Record Track (1)
* 4600 (Attu/Kiska) : 2M Division Activates.
* 5808 (Oahu) : BB Washington Activates.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : BB North Carolina Activates.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : CV Wasp Activates.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : CV Lexington Activates.
* 4828 (Noumea) : [CV Enterprise] Activates.
* Allied ASP Marker uses 3/3 ASP
* 4600 (Attu/Kiska): 2M Division moves to 4612 (Wake)
* 5808 (Oahu): BB Washington moves to 5321 (Funafuti)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): CV Lexington moves to 5321 (Funafuti)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): CV Wasp moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 4828 (Noumea): [CV Enterprise] moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): BB North Carolina moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 4612 (Wake) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 6 progress of war hexes
no PBM, bty
102 6/11/2024 2:01:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For ISR.

No file, but please move up our cards drawn marker for the turn. BTY!
101 6/11/2024 2:01:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #7: 2 / US Joint Staff Debate: US Inter-Service Rivalry
Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivalry is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Army-Navy relations deteriorate even further!
100 6/8/2024 2:16:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Intercept (I think, because of 2 MAW's movement).

No reaction.

* 4600 (Attu/Kiska): [2 SN Bde] is eliminated
* Leningrad84 (Japan) removes Alaska Occupied Marker

BTY!
99 6/8/2024 2:14:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
IC Roll.
98 6/7/2024 11:55:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #30: 2 / Operation Sandcrab-Cottage: Recapture of Attu and Kiska
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: If there is at least one Japanese occupied Aleutian Island hex(hexes 4600 to 5100 inclusive) this event MUST be played as an event to declare a minimum of one battle hex against a Japanese occupied Aleutian Island hex OR this card must be discarded. If there is no Japanese occupied Aleutian Island hex this event may be played as an OC. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Event on CPAC (4+3)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : M Brigade Activates.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : CA Northampton Activates.
* 5100 (Dutch Harbor) : BB Washington Activates.
* 5100 (Dutch Harbor) : 2M Division Activates.
* 5808 (Oahu) : BB Mississippi Activates.
* 4024 (Gili Gili) : 2 MAW Activates.
* 4826 (Efate) : 1 MAW Activates.
* Allied ASP Marker uses 1/3 ASP
* Allied ASP Marker uses 2/3 ASP
* 5100 (Dutch Harbor): 2M Division moves to 4600 (Attu/Kiska)
* 4600 (Attu/Kiska): 2M Division joins Battle A
* 4600 (Attu/Kiska): [2 SN Bde] joins Battle A
* 5100 (Dutch Harbor): BB Washington moves to 5808 (Oahu)
* 5808 (Oahu): BB Mississippi moves to 5321 (Funafuti)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): M Brigade moves to 4719 (Nauru)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): CA Northampton moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 2 MAW moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 4826 (Efate): 1 MAW moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): 1 MAW moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 4719 (Nauru) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 4 progress of war hexes
* 3922 (Buna) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 5 progress of war hexes
bty.
97 6/5/2024 5:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change US Political Will From 6 to 5
96 6/5/2024 5:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #74: 1 / Tokyo Rose: Mrs. Iva Ikuko D'Aquino
Reduce US Political Will by one. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Look who decided to show up...

BTY!
95 6/4/2024 3:00:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message PBM:

* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Shokaku moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3922 (Buna): BB Yamato moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3922 (Buna): BB Nagato moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
94 6/4/2024 2:58:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message *survives and retreats
93 6/4/2024 2:57:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message AP gets *0.5 for 28 hits, eliminated ED Army.

JP hits back for *1, which is only one step reduction. XIV US Army Corps flips.

The [SS Bde] and retreats into the jungles of New Guinea.
92 6/4/2024 2:51:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from Japanese:
Aus Air eliminated, no damage to JP.

BH(A) Ground

AP: 56 (-2 terrain)
JP: 21
91 6/4/2024 2:49:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
5


Message from Japanese:
BH(A) A/N

AP: 10 (for crit)
JP: 52
90 6/4/2024 2:47:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Intercept.

SS HQ 2+3=5 acts

* 4017 (Truk) : South Seas HQ (Rivalry) Activates.
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte) : BB Nagato Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : CV Shokaku Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : BB Yamato Activates.
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): BB Nagato moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): BB Yamato moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): CV Shokaku moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 3922 (Buna): BB Nagato joins Battle A
* 3922 (Buna): BB Yamato joins Battle A
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Shokaku joins Battle A
89 6/3/2024 1:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
IC Roll.
88 6/2/2024 8:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #36: 3 / Operation Cherry Blossom: Bougainville Landing
Activate: Any HQ. Logistics Value: 5 Arleigh Burke: US CA naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Event on ANZAC (5+1)
* 3822 (Lae) : 3 Aus Corps Activates.
* 3822 (Lae) : 2 Aus Corps Activates.
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : XIV Corps Activates.
* 3023 (Darwin) : 1 Aus Corps Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : 13AF LRB Activates.
* 4828 (Noumea) : 3NZ Division Activates.
* 3822 (Lae): 3 Aus Corps moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3822 (Lae): 2 Aus Corps moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : 13AF LRB Deactivates.
* 3823 (Port Moresby): XIV Corps moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3822 (Lae) : Aus Air Activates.
* 3023 (Darwin): 1 Aus Corps moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 4828 (Noumea): 3NZ Division moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* 3822 (Lae): Aus Air joins Battle A
* 3922 (Buna): ED Army joins Battle A
* 3922 (Buna): [SS Bde] joins Battle A
* 3922 (Buna): 3 Aus Corps joins Battle A
* 3922 (Buna): 2 Aus Corps joins Battle A
* 3922 (Buna): XIV Corps joins Battle A
87 5/30/2024 2:34:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #16: 3 / Operation RI: New Guinea Offensive
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
OC on CF HQ 3+3=6 acts

* 3407 (Kure) : Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Rivalry) Activates.
* 3407 (Kure) : CV Shokaku Activates.
* 3407 (Kure) : CV Junyo Activates.
* 3407 (Kure) : CVL Ryujo Activates.
* 3407 (Kure) : BB Nagato Activates.
* 3407 (Kure) : BB Yamato Activates.
* 3705 (Ominato) : CA Takao Activates.
* 3407 (Kure): CV Shokaku moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3407 (Kure): BB Yamato moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3705 (Ominato): CA Takao moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3407 (Kure): CV Junyo moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3407 (Kure): BB Nagato moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3407 (Kure): CVL Ryujo moves to 3615 (Ulithi)

No battles, no PBM. BTY!
86 5/23/2024 12:19:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #62: 3 / Operation King II: A-Day - "I Have Returned" Invasion of Leyte
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Conditions: may only be played as an event if at least one battle hex is declared in a Philippine hex. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
OC on SEAC (3+1)
* Air Units in China Box : 14AF Air Activates.
* 1905 (Dacca) : SEAC Air Activates.
* 1805 (Calcutta) : 4 Ind Corps Activates.
* 2306 : [ 66 Chinese Army] Activates.
* 1805 (Calcutta): 4 Ind Corps moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 1905 (Dacca): 4 Ind Corps moves to 2005 (Dimasur)
* 2005 (Dimasur): 4 Ind Corps moves to 2104 (Jarhat)
* 2104 (Jarhat): 4 Ind Corps moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 2104 (Jarhat) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 1 progress of war hexes
* 1905 (Dacca): SEAC Air moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
* Air Units in China Box: 14AF Air moves to 2104 (Jarhat)
* 2306: [ 66 Chinese Army] moves to 2206 (Lashio)
* 2206 (Lashio): [ 66 Chinese Army] moves to 2305 (Myitkyina)
* 2305 (Myitkyina): [ 66 Chinese Army] moves to 2206 (Lashio)
* 2305 (Myitkyina) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 2 progress of war hexes
* 2206 (Lashio) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 3 progress of war hexes
- No PBM, bt JP
85 5/21/2024 2:01:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

84 5/21/2024 1:54:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Subs hit. We draw 6, you go first.
83 5/21/2024 1:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Subs...
82 5/21/2024 1:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 9 to 7
81 5/21/2024 1:52:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message JP R&R

* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 7 AD moves to 1916 (Palembang)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [37th Army] moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 27 AF moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 3407 (Kure) : BB Yamato restored to full strength.
* 3922 (Buna) : ED Army restored to full strength.
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima) : 28th Army restored to full strength.
* Leningrad84 (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 8
* Leningrad84 (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 7
80 5/18/2024 10:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

79 5/18/2024 10:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message BTY to R&R, sub roll, and probably go first...
78 5/18/2024 10:52:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message AP R&R
* Turn 4 : BB Washington Activates.
* Turn 4 : CA London Activates.
* Turn 4 : 14AF LRB Activates.
* Turn 4 : 2 MAW Activates.
* Turn 4 : 2M Division Activates.
* Turn 4 : 4 Ind Corps Activates.
* Turn 4: 2M Division moves to 5100 (Dutch Harbor)
* Turn 4: 4 Ind Corps moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
* Turn 4: CA London moves to 1706
* 1706: CA London moves to 1406 (Madras)
* Turn 4: BB Washington moves to 5100 (Dutch Harbor)
* Turn 4: 2 MAW moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* Turn 4: 14AF LRB moves to 3824
* 3824: 14AF LRB moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
* 1805 (Calcutta): 14AF LRB moves to 1308 (Trincomalee)
- REPS
* 3822 (Lae) : [3 Aus Corps] Activates.
* 3822 (Lae) : 3 Aus Corps restored to full strength.
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : [XIV Corps] Activates.
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : XIV Corps restored to full strength.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : [CV Wasp] Activates.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : CV Wasp restored to full strength.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : [CV Lexington] Activates.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : CV Lexington restored to full strength.
* Strategic Record Track (2): Allied ASP Marker moves to Strategic Record Track (3)
77 5/18/2024 10:52:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies End Turn
76 5/16/2024 6:21:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #85: 2 / Battle of Kolombangara
Activation: Any HQ Intelligence: Intercept Logistic Value: Equal to Allied OC value. Conditions: Only naval units may be activated. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
OC on South HQ 1+2=3 acts

* 2212 (Saigon) : South HQ (Rivalry) Activates.
* 2220 (Soerabaja) : [16th Army] Activates.
* 2212 (Saigon) : 38th Army Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 14th Army Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon): 14th Army moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2212 (Saigon): 38th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2220 (Soerabaja): [16th Army] moves to 2212 (Saigon)

No battles, no PBM. BTY for end of turn.
75 5/14/2024 9:34:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message * 4024 (Gili Gili): 13AF LRB moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 5AF LRB moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* 3822 (Lae): 13AF Air moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 3822 (Lae): 5AF Air moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
bty...
74 5/13/2024 11:53:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Surprise attack! Saburo and Co. are blown up on the ground. BTY for PBM.
73 5/13/2024 11:52:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
IC Roll.
72 5/11/2024 8:35:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #51: 2 / Chenault: 14th Air Force Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Condtions: Only air units may be activated. Bonus: The Allied player receives the non-LRB 14th AF air unit in any friendly, in supply airbase in North India or in the China air unit box. If neither of those locations is available, then bring the air unit into any friendly in supply airbase. If the US AVG air unit is in play, immediately remove it from the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
EVENT
14 AF to China Box
ANZAC (4+1)
* Special Events : 14AF Air Activates.
* Special Events: 14AF Air moves to Air Units in China Box
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : ANZAC HQ (Rivalry) Activates.
* 3822 (Lae) : 5AF Air Activates.
* 4024 (Gili Gili) : Aus Air Activates.
* 4024 (Gili Gili): Aus Air moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): Aus Air moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 3626 (Cairns) : 5AF LRB Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : 13AF Air Activates.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : 13AF LRB Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 13AF Air moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 13AF Air moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 3626 (Cairns): 5AF LRB moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): 13AF LRB moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 13AF LRB moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 3720 (Wewak): [Tainan AG] joins Battle A
* 3822 (Lae): 13AF Air joins Battle A
* 3822 (Lae): Aus Air joins Battle A
* 3822 (Lae): 5AF Air joins Battle A
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 13AF LRB joins Battle A
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 5AF LRB joins Battle A
71 5/10/2024 4:17:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
To FOQ. Back to you guys.
70 5/9/2024 9:08:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Will save this one…
69 5/9/2024 2:53:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message OK, same card for OC.

* 4017 (Truk) : South Seas HQ (Rivalry) Activates.
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) : 14th Army Activates.
* 2915 (Davao) : 35th Army Activates.
* 3720 (Wewak) : 18th Army Activates.
* 3720 (Wewak): 18th Army moves to 3721 (Madang)
* 2915 (Davao): 35th Army moves to 3721 (Madang)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): 14th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* Japanese ASP Marker (Barges) uses 2/4 ASP
* Japanese ASP Marker (Barges) uses 3/4 ASP

Still no battles or PBM. I will post this updated move on CSW.
68 5/9/2024 2:36:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Hold the fort, I think we need more ASPs than we have to make this work. Forgot Buna is not a port...

Let me take another crack, my fault.
67 5/9/2024 2:30:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #61: 2 / Kamikaze Attack
Play prior to one battle of the Offensive that is within 11 hexes of Tokyo (3706) and within extended range of a Japanese air unit. The Japanese player eliminates two Allied naval steps (Japanese player's choice, may not eliminate a unit unless there is no other option), while reducing the Japanese air unit whose range was used one step (even if this would eliminate the air unit). No more than one Kamikaze per battle, but more than one Kamikaze per offensive is allowed. Draw One Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
OC on SS HQ 2+2=4 acts

* 4017 (Truk) : South Seas HQ (Rivalry) Activates.
* 2915 (Davao) : 35th Army Activates.
* 3720 (Wewak) : 18th Army Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : 19th Army Activates.
* 3922 (Buna) : [ED Army] Activates.
* 3720 (Wewak): 18th Army moves to 3721 (Madang)
* 2915 (Davao): 35th Army moves to 3721 (Madang)
* Japanese ASP Marker (Barges) uses 2/4 ASP
* Japanese ASP Marker (Barges) uses 3/4 ASP
* 4017 (Truk): 19th Army moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3922 (Buna): [ED Army] moves to 4017 (Truk)

No battles, no PBM, BTY.
66 5/9/2024 1:59:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message JP PBM:

* 3720 (Wewak): [6 AD] moves to 3721 (Madang)
* 3922 (Buna): [Tainan AG] moves to 3720 (Wewak)
65 5/6/2024 11:07:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Yes and while we’re on the subject, please send me your Social Security number and bank account, there’s a guy who wants to transfer you some money from Kazakhstan…

Yeah I reviewed the rules yesterday, gotta be a named location, so I figured you’d pick Buna to make our life harder! An interesting corollary is whether all retreating units have to be retreated to the same hex, but this bad enough and I won’t give you any more ideas.
64 5/6/2024 8:15:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Forget what I said....you have to retreat to a named location. Damn Kirill, I'm starting to forget everything. Good thing Deb sewed those name tags on my underwear.
63 5/6/2024 2:56:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Agreed. When the Japanese tried to attack over the Kokoda? Trail they were destroyed by disease, lack of supply, etc. Endless rain made just walking almost impossible. Can you imagine trying to schlep all the shit you need to fight with you!
62 5/6/2024 2:20:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message From what I've read this was some of the worst fighting of the entire war, largely due to the terrain. If even Aussie troops are breaking down in tears you know something has gone badly wrong...
61 5/6/2024 2:14:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message That’s what I’d do before crossing the Owen Stanley’s ONCE, even without a war…
60 5/6/2024 1:58:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message My pleasure. Perhaps our survivors will simply commit seppuku, rendering retreat unnecessary...
59 5/6/2024 11:07:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Thank you for the kind rolls.
We are discussing JP retreat. Maybe over mountains (which I believe were impassable)?

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