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939 1/6/2017 6:08:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message As I recollect it Wayne played that very well
938 1/6/2017 5:54:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message right. I have that game but haven't played it yet. I was hoping to play it when I met with Wayne. It seems good and easy to pick up.

I had better head to bed. But thanks for the game, we must have been playing for months on that one.
937 1/6/2017 5:46:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message For the People - it was the first CDG, its been through a couple of iterations but it is quite clever and does a great simulation of the civil war
936 1/6/2017 5:40:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message you have loads of games that I have played and many that I want to play. What is Ftp? I am not familiar with this one?
935 1/6/2017 5:39:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message I am up in Auckland and Wayne is in Chch. About 70 minute flight away but they are less than $100 each way these days. It is my only chance at escaping reality.
934 1/6/2017 5:38:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message yes I was wondering whether you knew Wayne Bonnett or not. I play a lot of CDGs - PoG, PuG, BtB, Ftp (still may favourite), Wellington, Nappy, just trying to think what else. I also play Victory in the Pacific, Russian Campaign. Fun games like Tzolk'in, Alhumbra etc as well.

Where do you live and where does Wayne live ?
933 1/6/2017 5:34:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message right. What other games are you into? I play mainly GMT games these days and prefer CDGs.

I am flying down to stay with Wayne Bonnett next weekend, we have five FtF games to play. I met him through ACTS and he mentioned that the two of you have played a few times. I must have had at least 30 games against Wayne over the last few years. He seemed to have time galore, but with only one child, in makes sense. I have three kids with another due in a couple of months. I will be joining your club soon.

932 1/6/2017 5:31:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message The 2nd - it doesn't change the cards or map board, only their effects and the rules
931 1/6/2017 5:28:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Were we playing the second ed or the first?

My box game is dated 2006.
930 1/6/2017 5:27:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message Yes - with good German play they are. I not sure that it was so well thought out - the original game had many more things in favour of the Axis (many of the provisional yellow cards)
929 1/6/2017 5:25:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message I wish it were a little more historical for the Russians at the beginning. Moscow and Leningrad falling seem inevitable.
928 1/6/2017 5:24:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Ted Racier is a genius. This game is so well thought out on so many levels. I love the way Germany needs to win it on a quick victory otherwise he is on defense the whole game. In many ways I prefer this game to PoG. Where PoG is a stalemate the whole game in most cases.
927 1/6/2017 5:23:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message No allowing me to get back to full strength after the first summer / winter was a good move
926 1/6/2017 5:23:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message Yes that is life as the Axis, personally I think the game is not a good one, it is far too unstable. I think it is hard to stop the Germans or alternatively put yourself in a position as the Russians that it is hard to come back from later
925 1/6/2017 5:22:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message I could have played two cards for VPS in the previous turn too.
924 1/6/2017 5:22:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message Yes getting into that silly war of isolation cost you badly
923 1/6/2017 5:21:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message I should have gone for the VP victory as that was looking a lot more likely, but I was overconfident in taking Berlin and Ruhr.
922 1/6/2017 5:21:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message You were actually pretty close just on VPs - had you isolated Italy/France and Denmark/Norway, I thought you have 11 or more VPs
921 1/6/2017 5:20:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message so close. I am really kicking myself with those German units that kept cutting my supply when I should have been launching my offensive.

It was quite exciting really. You almost had me at the beginning and then the dice gods took pity on me.
920 1/6/2017 5:18:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 4/3

One army dies, the other dies to hold

Very close - only a turn or two away
919 1/6/2017 5:18:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Axis:
Ruhr

US 6L

GE 6L
918 1/6/2017 5:17:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #27: 2 / Italy Defects
Remove all IT units from the game. All spaces in Italy/Sicily not occupied by an Axis unit become Allied. PREREQ: May play after the Allies control at least 4 spaces in Italy and/or Sicily.

Message from Allied:
A Frankfurt US15,US7,(3BEL) to Ruhr
917 1/6/2017 5:15:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 1OPS (PZc) Magdeburg to Hamburg
916 1/6/2017 5:13:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message 3BEL for my 4 hits.
915 1/6/2017 5:12:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message Sorry thought it pushed one up too - your loss?
914 1/6/2017 5:11:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message I make the first combat 4 each. The fort only moves me one space to the left. But you are still going to win.

Advance US1 into Paris.
913 1/6/2017 5:06:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 2/1

(ITm) & (GEc) dies

Your advance?
912 1/6/2017 5:05:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
2


Message from Axis:
Calais

US 5L

GE 4s
911 1/6/2017 5:04:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 3/4

GE8 flips

Your losses?
910 1/6/2017 5:04:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
2


Message from Axis:
Ruhr

US 9L

GE 12L
909 1/6/2017 5:00:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #40: 3 / US Reinforcements
Place US 3A. Place 1x US Corps==>RB

Message from Allied:
M Kursten BEL3 to Frankfurt, (1BEL) to Berlin
A Frankfurt BEL3, US15,US7 to Ruhr
A Beachhead US1 to Calais
908 1/6/2017 4:12:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #38: 3 / Atlantic Wall
Place a lvl-1 Atlantic Wall trench in any 2 spaces connected to Beaches A-I.

Message from Axis:
1. BErlin:
- (GE17) to Ruhr
- (GEc) to Hanover
2. (GE2) Metz to Ruhr
3. GEc Saar to Ardennes
907 1/6/2017 3:55:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 5/5

(SSc) dies, GE17 flips

1BEL flips, RUa dies
906 1/6/2017 3:53:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Axis:
Berlin

RU 5L


GE 12L
905 1/5/2017 11:39:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 3 / Tito
Place YPA LCU in any space in Yugoslavia w a Partisan marker & No Axis units. PREREQ: Need a Partisan marker in Yugoslavia

Message from Allied:
M Posen 2UHR to Nurnberg and 1BAL to Dresden

A Nurnberg US7,US15 and 2UHR to Frankfurt. (auto-victory advance US7 and US15 into Frankfurt, GEc to Elim)

A Kurstin 3BAL,1BAL,RUc to Berlin.

904 1/5/2017 5:53:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 3 / Tiger
"+1 DRM" Def fire w Ge Pz units.

Message from Axis:
1. Dresden:
- (SSc) & GE17 to BErlin
- PZc to Magdeburg
2. Munich:
- GE8 to Ruhr
- (PZc) to Hanover
3. GEc Leipzig to Saar
903 1/5/2017 5:38:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message i had better head to bed. It looks like it will come down to the very last move, but I think you have me.
902 1/5/2017 5:23:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 5/6

(SSc) dies
(GE15) replaced by (GEc)

VOL replaced by RUa
901 1/5/2017 5:21:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
6


Message from Axis:
Berlin

RU 5L

GE 9L
900 1/5/2017 5:21:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message fixed
899 1/5/2017 5:14:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message did you get my earlier message about Calais. It was a draw at 4 each. No need for you to retreat.
898 1/5/2017 5:13:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 6/5

Both PZ armies die

(PZc) to Munich


Your loss and advance?
897 1/5/2017 5:12:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message flip BAL3 and advance US7,US15 to Nurnberg.
896 1/5/2017 5:09:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Axis:
Linz

US 15L+1

GE 6L
895 1/5/2017 5:08:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message it was only 4 each. I lose my two USc.
894 1/5/2017 5:08:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 5/4

GE1 replaced by GEc, ITm flips

(ITm) retreats to Antwerp
GEc & (GEc) retreat to Reims

2xUSc die

Advance?
893 1/5/2017 5:06:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Axis:
Calais

US 9L

GE 5L
892 1/5/2017 5:01:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Combat #20: 2 / Paradrop
"+1DRM" for Offensive fire. Maybe used once per turn only.

Message from Allied:
for attack into Nurnberg
891 1/5/2017 5:01:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #26: 5 / British Reinforcements
Place 1st Canadian Army. Place 1 CW corps ==> RB.

Message from Allied:
A Beachhead US1,(USc),(USc) to Calais
M Krakow 3BEL to Linz
A Linz US7,US15,3BEL to Nurnberg +CC
M Ostava 1BEL to Kurstin, TNK to Stettin
A Kursten VOL,3BEL,1BEL to Berlin
890 1/5/2017 4:50:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #25: 4 / Stuka
All Ge attack vs. Su get +1 DRM this round. PREREQ: Maybe played in Summer/Fall 1941-43 only.

Message from Axis:
(PZc) Leipzig to RB <0,1>
(GEc) Stettin to Rostock
GEc Munich to RB <2,1>
(SSc) Nurnberg to Berlin
889 1/5/2017 4:46:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 3/4

1PZ replaced by (PZc)

Both TK die
888 1/5/2017 4:46:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message In order to win, I need to take both Berlin and Ruhr, is that correct?
887 1/5/2017 4:45:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
2


Message from Axis:
Dresden

RU 9L

GE 9L
886 1/5/2017 4:45:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message Don't forget Berlin has a trench in it
885 1/5/2017 4:36:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Change Victory Points -1: from 12 to 11
Message from Allied:
Breslau
884 1/5/2017 4:35:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #41: 3 / US Reinforcements
Place US 9A. Place 1x US Corps==>RB

Message from Allied:
A Prague IUHR,(TNK),(TNK) to Dresden
M Lodz VOL, 3BEL to Kursten and (TNK) to Danzig
M Vilna 1BEL to Posen
883 1/5/2017 4:27:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 3 / Italian Naval Sortee
Axis unit may trace full supply across SR lines to Tripoli/Tunis this turn. May place 1 combat or Move marker.

Message from Axis:
1. GE17 Krustin to Dresden
2. Holland:
- (GE10) to Reims
- (GE15) to Metz
3. PZc Danzig to Leipzig
882 1/5/2017 4:20:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Change Victory Points -1: from 13 to 12
Message from Allied:
Prague.
881 1/5/2017 4:18:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message flip 2xUSc in Beachhead.

flip 2xTNK in Brunn. All units advance into Prague.
880 1/5/2017 4:16:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 5/4

1PZ and SSc flip and retreat to Dresden

Your losses and advance?
879 1/5/2017 4:15:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
1


Message from Axis:
Prague

RU 6L

GE 9L+1
878 1/5/2017 4:15:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 4/4

GE7 replaced by (GEc)

You have lots of ways to take the loss
877 1/5/2017 4:14:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from Axis:
Calais

US 9L

GE 6L
876 1/5/2017 4:13:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Combat #48: 2 / Heinrici
"+1 DRM" Def fire any Ge unit vs. Su attackers.

Message from Axis:
Prague
875 1/5/2017 4:07:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #33: 5 / Overlord
Beach Heads: BR & US, or 1 Allied Beaches: A-I. Br2A, US1A, place 1xBr Corps, 2xUS Corps==>RB PREREQ: Play after US Build-Up. May not play before turn 13 or after Round-Up.

Message from Allied:
A Beachhead US1,USc,USc to Calais
A Brunn 1UKH,TNK,TNK to Prague
M Kovel 2UHR to Posen (via Thorn)
M Minsk 3BEL,(TNK) to Lodz
M Vienna US15 to Linz
874 1/5/2017 3:54:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #53: 4 / Wacht am Rhein
Axis places 4 Combat markers in any axis ocupied spaces (include. Multi-nationality spaces). Any attacks by 5th PzA & 6th SS PzA get +2 DRM vs. Non Su units. PREREQ: Play in Fall/Winter turn after Hitler Takes Command.

Message from Axis:
GEc Jutland to RB <1,2>
GEc Bergen to Leipzig
ITm Rome to Calais
GEc Holland to Leipzig
873 1/5/2017 3:47:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message Sorry that SF should be on Brunn not Linz
872 1/5/2017 3:41:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message you are right. I don't understand either. Please forget them. I must have read the wrong column.
871 1/5/2017 3:33:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message Sorry I don't understand why you have Hitler orders?
870 1/4/2017 1:08:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message Hitlers Orders on; Calais, Nurnberg and Prague

I don't think your roll counted for anything for the MO.
869 1/4/2017 12:38:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 8 to replenish hand to 8 cards.
868 1/4/2017 6:37:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message That helps

btw - BR2 can't be built in the Med. - as it was from northern Europe

SF on Linz (I think this is all I can do)
867 1/4/2017 6:35:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Axis:
MO

Axis

Allies
866 1/4/2017 6:35:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 to replenish hand to 6 cards.
865 1/4/2017 6:35:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis End Turn
864 1/4/2017 6:24:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message you advance the turn. I need to head to bed.

Wow, this game is great. It really comes down to the wire...
863 1/4/2017 6:23:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message RPs
Russia 5
UHR1 in Brunn, UHR3 in Warsaw, TNK in Ostara, (TNK) to 3BEL to Minsk

USA 3
US1 and (USc) to BH at FS.

UK 2
BR2 to Allied BH in Salonika.
862 1/4/2017 6:19:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Discard Strategy card Message from Allied:
861 1/4/2017 6:19:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #55: 5 / Patton
US3A may make a 2nd attack after completing a 1st attack. May advance a max of 2 spaces after 2nd combat.

Replacement points: BR: 2, US: 3, SU: 5

Message from Allied:
I will take a chance and play this for RPs
860 1/4/2017 6:17:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Message Hard to say but the Russians have lost a bit and the US BH is dead without it
859 1/4/2017 6:15:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message I know I should know this but would the best strategy be to play an RP card now or simply go on the offensive with a 5 op card?

I can't see how I will conquer Berlin without a recharge?
858 1/4/2017 6:14:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Message Correct
857 1/4/2017 6:12:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message Gone. Presume that the US BH remains though?
856 1/4/2017 6:12:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Message If all units are eliminated in combat the BH is removed (7.63)
855 1/4/2017 6:09:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Message I sure can and will - just need to see what happens to the unit
854 1/4/2017 6:07:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message BRc to Elim. Can you advance in and destroy beachhead?
853 1/4/2017 6:07:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from Allied:
Beachhead
Allies 2S
Axis 3L
852 1/4/2017 6:04:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Discard Strategy card Message from Axis:
851 1/4/2017 6:04:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #52: 4 / Final Production Surge
Flip any 3 reduced strength Pz Armies to their unreduced sides. Axis gets an automatic 7 card hand next turn. Beginning next turn, elim Pz units may not be rebuild. PREREQ: Play after Speer & before Turn 15.

Message from Axis:
1. Calais attacks BR BH - 3L v 3s
2. Posen:
- (3PZ) & (4PZ) to Nurnburg
- (GE15) to Berlin
3. GE17 Breslau to Krustin
4. (GEc) Insterberg to Stettin
850 1/4/2017 6:00:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Message So you are holding enough to prevent me taking replacements - so no point playing them
849 1/4/2017 6:00:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Message I think that makes more sense
848 1/4/2017 5:59:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Message I read that too - but I don't buy it - as it means that there is no meaning for the locations S, P, J etc

There is also a problem because Vienna is V, but it looks still and there is another V in Stuttgart!
847 1/4/2017 5:59:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message All spaces with letters in grey are Wehrkreis according to Ted Racer.
846 1/4/2017 5:57:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message wait. This conflicts with it.

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/17438015#17438015
845 1/4/2017 5:56:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message roman numerals according to BGG.

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/22647217#22647217
844 1/4/2017 5:51:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message I am not sure. Bizarrely I was looking that rule up when you sent your post. I can't seem to locate the information on it.
843 1/4/2017 5:46:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Message Not sure I understand which spaces are the Wehrkreis - is it only the ones with the Roman numerals in the bottom right hand corner or does it incliude the spaces with letters in the bottom right hand corner e.g. I, J, K. Do you know ?
842 1/4/2017 5:39:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Message 3/5

GE1 flips

(US1) replaced by (USc)
841 1/4/2017 5:37:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Axis:
Calais

US 5L

GE 5L
840 1/4/2017 5:33:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #36: 3 / ASW Victory
Cancels future play of Wolfpacks. Subtract 1 VP.

Message from Allied:
M Lwow 1BAL,(TNK) to Brunn and VOL to Lodz
M Belgrade US7 to Linz
A US Beachhead (US1),USc to Calais

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