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358 12/11/2018 5:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Hi Bill. I will revive this game and start moving again over the holidays
357 12/11/2018 5:29:00 PM Master ID = 19896 Game Deleted
356 9/6/2018 11:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I am still here. Don't want to lose this one.

355 9/6/2018 11:40:00 PM Master ID = 19896 Game Deleted
354 6/1/2018 9:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Manfred,

A couple more things:

1st, you had Akagi PBM from 4502 to Truk, but that's 17 hexes away and your PBM limit is 15 hexes.

2nd, you PBMed (Shokaku) to Ponape and (Takao) to Wake, but those aren't ports and ships must live in ports. FWIW, I noticed that before this card play you had Akagi posted in Guam which is also not a port.

I'm sorry I didn't notice this before...


353 5/31/2018 12:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Manfred, I was going through the log file and discovered another error. In the ground battle for for A/K you missed the fact that units attacking via AA have their defense value halved. So your 18 hits actually inflicted 3 steps of losses on me since both of my units had effective Defense Strengths of 6 (12 halved for the AA).

9.4.C. says that if only one side has forces remaining in the hex they win and I eliminated your step, so I still keep A/K but with only 1 reduced ground unit.

Please make that correction to the map when you play your next card.

Thanks!



352 5/30/2018 9:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allied PBM

Washington and Lexington to Pearl


7th AF LRB to Nauru

(New Orleans and N Carolina) to Efate.

File is up. Over to you.
351 5/30/2018 8:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Manfred,

I was going through your log and realized that reducing your carrier's AF by 2 did make a difference at A/K. If I flip Nagano (10 AF) and Takao (7 AF), and Akagi is only 10AF because of the card, then you're at 27, and I'm still at 28 and win the A/N battle so the invasion goes in.

Do you want me to fix the board of do you want to handle it when you send the big air to the dead like and adjust your PBM?
350 5/30/2018 6:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I overlooked the -2 on carriers, as you pointed out. Would have no effect in Attu Kisku, since I still have more force and still don't cause a loss on your forces.

Damage:
Flipped Akagi, Nagato (Battle A).

No ground battle took place. US ground units must conduct PBM out of Attu/Kisku. I seem to remember that amphibious assaulting units that are turned away are reduced (if they aren't already) but I can't find that rule just now - probably misremembering.

Damage in Battle B:
AP allocates 23 to 22 and 27 AF.
JP allocates 69 hits:
Flip Carolina, sink Lexington, Enterprise for a total of 64 hits.


PBM:
BB Nagato (reduced) : 4600 (Attu/Kiska) -> 3407 (Kure) *
CA Takao : 4600 (Attu/Kiska) -> 4612 (Wake) *
CV Akagi (reduced) : 4502 -> 4017 (Truk) *
APD Kamikaze : 4715 (Kwajalein) -> 4017 (Truk) *
BB Yamato : 4715 (Kwajalein) -> 4017 (Truk) *
27AF (reduced) : 4517 (Kusaie) -> 4110 (Marcus) *
CV Shokaku (reduced) : 4517 (Kusaie)-> 4316 (Ponape) *
27AF (reduced) : 4110 (Marcus) -> 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) *

logfile dropped.

349 5/30/2018 5:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message That's a .5x result for 2 hits that have no effect.
348 5/30/2018 5:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Battle C: Guadacanal

AP: 7AF LRB: 4, +1
JP -
347 5/26/2018 5:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message AP 3+1 = .5x = 23 hits
JP 8 = 1x = 71 hits

Better... :)

Bill - can you double-check that I did everything right? I have not yet applied any hits to either side, so feel free to do that, or I'll do it later. Have run now.
346 5/26/2018 5:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
8


Message from Japanese:
Okay, A/N battle for Kwajalein.

AP: 46, +1 (top)
JP: 71, +0
345 5/26/2018 5:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message 3 = 1x, which is enough to take out the reduce JP army
6+3 = 9 = 2x = 18 hits, which flips your big corp.


344 5/26/2018 5:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Japanese:
Ground battle for A/K:

AP: 30, +0 (top)
JP: 9, +3
343 5/26/2018 5:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I am on a universal bad rolling streak in this game and others. It's super frustrating. Ugh.

AP: 7+1=8. 1x = 28 hits. That means 2 steps, which you can apply as you want.

it also means that you win the A/N battle and the ground battle can proceed. [curses under his breath]
JP: 0. 0.25x = 11 hits. No effect, I needed 12 hits.
342 5/26/2018 5:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
0


Message from Japanese:
A/N battle for Attu/Kisku:

AP: 28, +1 (1943) (top)
JP: 44, 0
341 5/26/2018 4:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #45: 3 / Operation Sho-Go
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if Combined Fleet HQ, otherwise: 4. Intelligence: Intercept. Bonus: If a Kamikaze attack reaction card is played in conjunction with this card, increase the effect of the Kamikaze reaction card by one additional Allied naval step loss in one battle. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
All right. This will be epic. Show down time.

Intercept. Activating CFHQ for 8.

Joining the battle for A/K:
BB Nagato : 3407 (Kure) -> 4600 (Attu/Kiska) *
CV Akagi : 3814 (Guam) -> 4407 -> 4502 *
CA Takao : 4612 (Wake) -> 4600 (Attu/Kiska) *

Joining battle B for Kwajalein
22AF : 4316 (Ponape) -> 4517 (Kusaie) *
27AF : 3709 (Iwo Jima) -> 3814 (Guam) -> 4316 (Ponape) -> 4517 (Kusaie) *
CV Shokaku (reduced) : 4017 (Truk) -> 4517 (Kusaie) *
BB Yamato : 4017 (Truk) -> 4715 (Kwajalein) *
APD Kamikaze : 4017 (Truk) -> 4715 (Kwajalein) *
340 5/23/2018 12:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #55: 3 / Operation Forager: Marianas Is. Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot: Japanese aircraft carrier naval units have their attack strength reduced by 2 for the duration of this Offensive. In addition, at the conclusion of the Offensive, one active Japanese air unit or an air unit in a battle hex (Allied Player's choice) loses one step, which may eliminate the air unit.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Play as event on CPAC for 9 activations

Oahu: Washington, 2 MAR, X Corps to Attu/Kiska via AA Battle A (3/5 ASP)

Oahu: Lexington to 4701 Join battle A

Oahu: (New Orleans) to Kwajalien Battle B

Espiritu Santo: Enterprise to 4717 join battle B

Efate: Wasp to 4717 join battle B

Efate: North Carolina to Kwajalein

Nanumea: 7AF LRB to Espiritu Santo attack Guadalcanal battle C


Over to you for reaction
339 5/23/2018 11:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #18: 1 / Bridge on River Kwai: Death Railroad
If the Japanese control hexes 2108 and 2109, they become Trans Routes for the remainder of the game and any Japanese HQ that can trace a continuous Trans Routes via the Kwai RR to Rangoon has +1 added to its efficiency rating if any units are activated in Burma or Northern India. Place the Bridge Over the River Kwai marker near this location as a reminder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Building the Bridge over the River Kwai...

Logfile dropped. Over to you.
338 5/23/2018 10:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Card draw for PT Boats
337 5/23/2018 10:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #23: 2 / PT Boats
Flip the Japanese ASP marker to its No Barges side. If Japanese Barges are not currently in play (Japanese card 73) that event is permanently superseded. Place the PT Boat marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Playing as event
336 5/23/2018 10:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message JP PBM: [8A] to 2911. [5AD] to Tainan.

logfile dropped over to you.
335 5/22/2018 12:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Okay, I get 12 hits which are lost
You get 5 which are also lost.

You lose the ground battle and retreat back to Mandalay.

Allied PBM

AVG to Dacca

Over to you


334 5/22/2018 12:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
0


Message from Allies:
Ground battle

1st die = AP @ 8 no DRM

2nd die = JP @ 9 -2 for mixed
333 5/22/2018 12:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message OK,

I get 10 hits which flips the 8AF

You get 14 which flips SEAC
332 5/22/2018 12:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
8


Message from Allies:
A/N Battle A

1st die = AP @ 20

2nd die = JP @ 15
331 5/22/2018 12:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allied reaction SEAC with 3 units

Jarhat: AVG joins battle A

Ledo: (FEAF) joins battle A

Dacca: SEAC to Jarhat join battle A
330 5/22/2018 12:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Changing intell need 6 or less
329 5/14/2018 2:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message (Correction: 8AD is actually not reduced.) Logfile 70 dropped.
328 5/14/2018 1:43:00 PM 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:
Play for Ops.

Activated DF HQ for 5 activations.

14th Army (reduced) : 2106 (Mandalay) -> 2006 (Akyab) *
35th Army (reduced) : 2106 (Mandalay) -> 2006 (Akyab) *
KOR Army (reduced) : 2106 (Mandalay) -> 2206 (Lashio) * Battle A
5AD (reduced) : 2909 (Tainan) -> 2508 (Yungning) -> 2106 (Mandalay) *
8AD : 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) -> 2709 (Hong Kong) -> 2409 (Hanoi) *

[5AD] & [8AD] join battle A.

Over to you for reaction.
327 5/14/2018 12:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #19: 2 / Weather: Monsoon Rains Cancel Offensive
Allied Offensive is canceled. All units are placed back at their starting locations. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Playing for the event to cancel your last move.

I've thought about this very hard, but I think this is what I need to do.
326 4/28/2018 12:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Hi Bill - so sorry. I would like to pick this up again.
325 1/31/2018 10:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #38: 2 / Operation Tarzan: Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: The Allied player may only activate ground and air units, of which one must be a Chinese Army unit IF there is one on the map and in HQ range. If no such unit is available, this requirement is ignored.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Play as event. Activate SEAC and five units:

Ledo: (FEAF) attacks Mandalay battle A

Jarhat: AVG attacks Akyab battle B

Dacca: 4 IND to Akyab

Maldives: 3NZ to Dacca via SGM

Since there is no Chinese unit eligible to be activated, I think I'm good


324 1/11/2018 10:42:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Bill, glad you're back, and hope you had a great vacation. Take your time with the move. Lots going on for me, too, so it's been good to have a few more days.
323 1/10/2018 12:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Manfred,

I am back, but covered up from work that piled up while I was gone.

I hope to have a play tonight, tomorrow for sure!
322 12/30/2017 1:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message That's it, ready for Turn 5. You go first unless I play a military event out of FOQ, which I decline to do.

Have fun in the meantime!
321 12/30/2017 1:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

320 12/30/2017 1:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 6 to 5
319 12/30/2017 1:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message That's 5-5=0, and JP lose 1 card and 1 ASP.
318 12/30/2017 1:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Strategic warfare.

DRM: -5 for game turn. I don't think Escorts is in effect and AP no longer have a +1
317 12/30/2017 1:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Okay, you are right: unless all hexes in Northern India are occupied by the JP, the track snaps back to Stable immediately. Oh well, live and learn.

Here are my reinforcements:
[33A] to Truk
28AF to Burgonville
8AD to Manilla.

Replacements:
1 ground step from China: [KOR] to Mandalay
Div in China : 6 Divisions -> 5 Divisions *
No naval replacements available. No air replacements taken

316 12/28/2017 10:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message I actually just asked.

Gives me a break from packing... :-)I
315 12/28/2017 9:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message As far as India, my understanding is that the India status reverts to stable anytime the Allied player controls a hex of Northern India during the Political Segment.

Feel free to ask on the board, we're in no hurry.
314 12/28/2017 9:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Manfred, New Georgia wasn't in your AZOI.
313 12/28/2017 9:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Bill,
A couple of questions: Wouldn’t I get the chance to make Special Reaction rolls under 7.27? You entered an unoccupied port or airfield inside my AZOI and within range of the SS HQ... If that is right, I’ll go ahead and roll for SR.

Second, I don’t think the India marker returns to Stable like that unless JP has first taken all Northern Indian hexes (which I never did). But I am not sure about this - I can see your reading but am wondering about the words “by attacking out of Calcutta or via AA” - which don’t make sense in cases where there are Northern Indian hexes you never lost (such as Dacca in our case).

Thanks
312 12/28/2017 12:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change US Political Will From 5 to 4
311 12/28/2017 12:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

310 12/28/2017 12:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Over to you for reinforcements and replacements

Don't forget, only 1 guy from China this turn.
309 12/28/2017 12:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message I'm going to go ahead and do my replacments since they won't affect your placements.

1 ground (I lost the other one to the India Strikes card) goes to XIV Corps in 4022

2/5 Air to bring back 13AF LRB at Gili-Gili

4/5 Air to bring back 11AF LRB at Port Moresby

5/5 Air to bring back (5AF LRB) at Wewak

Naval: 2/2 to bring Lexington back at Pearl

308 12/28/2017 12:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Nope

307 12/28/2017 12:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Sent to Europe for the XXIV Corps
306 12/28/2017 12:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allied Reinforcements:

4IND to Dacca
London to the Maldives
14AF LRB to New Georgia
2MAR and Washington to Attu

305 12/28/2017 12:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies End Turn
304 12/28/2017 12:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I'll go ahead and do the end of turn stuff:

National Status Segment:

Since I retook Lashio, Burma doesn't surrender. Also, since I control a hex in Northern India the Status marker reverts to Stable

US Political Will: I didn't make PoW (you retook Mandalay) so I lose one to 4

Attrition: On Eniwetok the Wake Marines die and the SF Marines flip

Okay that's it for turn 4
303 12/28/2017 12:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #64: 2 / Tradewind Taskforce: Morotai Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Play as Event on CPAC for 6 activations

Midway: 7AF LRB to Nanumea via SAM

Espiritu Santo: M Marine to New Georgia via AA (3/4 ASP)

Gili-Gili: (XIV Corps) to 4022 via AA (4/4 ASP)

Gili-Gili: I Corps to Wewak via SGM

2 activations lost

No battles so no reaction.


302 12/27/2017 12:35:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I've saved a new logfile for JP seventh card play, implementing Ed Booze and the Indian Worker's Strike. (I will delete the other logfiles.)


301 12/27/2017 12:29:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #15: 3 / Mahatma Gandhi: Independence Campaign
Move the India marker one box toward India Revolts, if already in India Revolts box no additional effect. to the unrest box. Bonus: The Allies lose 1 ground replacement step next game turn and any other ground replacement steps available during the next game turn can only be used for non-Commonwealth ground units. Remove from played if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Playing for the event. This will be my last card play for the turn.

300 12/27/2017 12:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Unwinding step 2
299 12/27/2017 12:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #45: 3 / Operation Sho-Go

Message from Japanese:
Unwinding step 1
298 12/27/2017 12:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message With your kind permission, I am unwinding my last turn, as discussed by email.


297 12/21/2017 8:37:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I have no PBM

Over to you
296 12/21/2017 8:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message We each inflict 9 hits which are lost.

The JP are turned back from Dacca.
295 12/21/2017 8:34:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
5


Message from Allies:
Ground battle for Dacca

1st die = AP @ 6
2nd die = JP @ 9
294 12/21/2017 8:33:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message SEAC Will handle the reaction

(3NZ) to Dacca via AA (3/4 ASP)


293 12/21/2017 8:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Changing intel

Need a 7 or less
292 12/20/2017 4:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Forgot to state: Activating S HQ for 4 activations.


291 12/20/2017 4:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Operations #45: 3 / Operation Sho-Go
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if Combined Fleet HQ, otherwise: 4. Intelligence: Intercept. Bonus: If a Kamikaze attack reaction card is played in conjunction with this card, increase the effect of the Kamikaze reaction card by one additional Allied naval step loss in one battle. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
35th Army (reduced) : 2106 (Mandalay) -> 1905 (Dacca) * Battle A (forgot to place Battlehex marker)
14th Army (reduced) : 2106 (Mandalay) -> 2105 (Imphal/Kohima) -> 2005 (Dimasur) *
25AF : 2019 (Tjilatjap) -> 2220 (Soerabaja) *
16th Army (reduced) : 2220 (Soerabaja) -> 2008 (Rangoon) * strategic movement

Log is dropped. I don't think there is anything you can do, but I'll let you check.

Also, I added your +1 ASP
290 12/19/2017 10:27:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
Play as event. No file sent, please update the board when you play your next card
289 12/19/2017 8:31:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message JP PBM:

7AD : 2008 (Rangoon) -> 2006 (Akyab) *
CV Junyo (reduced) : 1907 -> 2019 (Tjilatjap) *

Logfile dropped. Over to you.
288 12/18/2017 3:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Bill,
that sounds right. Sorry about getting that rule wrong, I didn't remember the limitation on China Divisions at all.


287 12/17/2017 2:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Manfred, we've got a small problem.

You started the game with 11 divisions in China, and now you've got 6, which means you've pulled 5 divisions out during your replacement phases.

But we've only played two replacement phase and you can only pull 2 units of out China per turn, so you've got an extra ground step somewhere on the map.

Rather than try to unwind everything, lets just limit you to one step from China next turn so the divisions there are synched with the turn number.

Does that make sense?
286 12/17/2017 2:21:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Okay, thats 1.5x which yields 12 hits which flips the 14 Army.

Mandalay falls

I have no PBM

Over to you for PBM.
285 12/17/2017 2:19:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Ground battle A

no JP needed since even a 0 does me

1st die = AP @ 8
284 12/17/2017 2:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I get 1/2 = 10 hits which flips Junyo

You get 1/4 = 5 hits which are lost


283 12/17/2017 2:16:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Allies:
A/N Battle A

1st die = AP @ 20

2nd die = JP @ 18
282 12/17/2017 2:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message SEAC will handle the reaction with 4 units

Ledo: (FE AF) joins battle A

Jarhat: AVG joins battle A

Dacca: SEAC AF joins battle A
281 12/17/2017 2:02:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Rolling for intell, need a 7 or less
280 12/15/2017 6:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #54: 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:
For Ops. Activating S HQ for 4 activations.

Everybody joins Battle A in Mandalay:

14th Army : 2008 (Rangoon) -> 2106 (Mandalay) *
35th Army (reduced) : 2008 (Rangoon) -> 2106 (Mandalay) *

CV Junyo : 2220 (Soerabaja) -> 1907
Activate 7AD in Rangoon.

Over to you for R&R.
279 12/14/2017 2:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message okay, I stuck my counteroffensives card back in the FOQ.

Implemented your move - I don't even need to roll for intel since there is nothing that can happen.

So all that follows is:

EAM: [4AD] Mandalay to Rangoon.
278 12/14/2017 2:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
277 12/14/2017 2:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #45: 3 / Operation Sho-Go

Message from Japanese:
Unwinding this counteroffensive play.
276 12/12/2017 6:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Manfred, read 5.32 paragraph C. I it says that even though the counteroffensive card player uses the logistical value of the CO card to react, he uses the OPS value of the offensive card (not the countermeasure card).

Have a look and let me know what you think...
275 12/12/2017 6:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Sorry, slight correction in my move (I just double counted hexes...)

I will activate, in addition to the two ground units, the CV Junyo in Soerabaja, which goes to 1907 to join the A/N battle.
Also, I will activate the 25AF (Tjilatjap) to fly to Bangkok to join the A/N battle.
That means I am not activating the (7AD) and (4AD).

PBM:
CV Junyo to Tjilatjap
25AF to Soerabaja

That's it. Let me know if I got anything wrong. If all right, I'll make my next move tonight.
274 12/12/2017 6:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message AP: 7-1 = 6 = 1x or 8 hits, which is not enough to cause a hit.

JP: 0 = .5x which is 14 hits, enough eliminate the (15BR)
273 12/12/2017 6:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
0


Message from Japanese:
A/N battle doesn't matter since I cannot eliminate your last step. So ground battle for Mandalay.

AP (top): 8, -1 (jungle)
JP (bottom): 27, 0
272 12/12/2017 6:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message All joining battle A.

14th Army : 2008 (Rangoon) -> 2106 (Mandalay) *
35th Army (reduced) : 2008 (Rangoon) -> 2106 (Mandalay) *
5AD (reduced) : 2909 (Tainan) -> 2409 (Hanoi) -> 2110 (Bangkok) -> 2008 (Rangoon) *
Activate 7AD and 4AD.

Note on the ground movement: I need 3 movement to enter the battle hex, since you cannot use transport lines to enter a hex occupied by an enemy unit. But since I played a reaction event, that event's OPs count for reaction movement, so I am good.


271 12/12/2017 6:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #45: 3 / Operation Sho-Go
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if Combined Fleet HQ, otherwise: 4. Intelligence: Intercept. Bonus: If a Kamikaze attack reaction card is played in conjunction with this card, increase the effect of the Kamikaze reaction card by one additional Allied naval step loss in one battle. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Playing for the event. Activating S HQ for 5 Reaction units.
270 12/12/2017 10:48:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Hey Manfred.

I need to make a small adjustment to my move. Please cancel the (FEAF) attack on Mandalay. I just realized that it isn't necessary since you can't kill the last step of ground in the A/N battle.

Thanks!
269 12/12/2017 9:25:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #33: 2 / Quadrant Conference: Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated. Bonus: This event ends a US inter-service rivalry. Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. In addition, the Allies may immediately construct the Jarhat Trans Route for no cost. If Jarhat already constructed the either Ledo or Imphal can be constructed.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Play as event

Build the trans route

Activate SEAC and 4 units

Kohima: (2IND) to Lashio

Akyab: (15) to Mandalay Battle A

Ledo: (FEAF) attacks Mandalay battle A

Over to you for R&R



268 12/12/2017 8:58:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message PBM logfile dropped.
CV Akagi to Guam
BB Yamato to Truk

Air stays. Logfile dropped. Over to you.
267 12/11/2017 2:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Thats a clean sweep.

Over to you for PBM
266 12/11/2017 2:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
No reaction

A/N Battle 1st die = JP @ 50 +3
265 12/11/2017 2:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Changing intel need a 6 or less
264 12/11/2017 2:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #66: 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:
Playing for Ops. Activating CF for 5 total.

BB Yamato : 4017 (Truk) -> 4415 (Eniwetok) * Battle A
CV Akagi : 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) -> 4415 (Eniwetok) * Battle A
22AF : 4110 (Marcus) -> 3814 (Guam) -> 4316 (Ponape) * join Battle A

By Strategic Movement:
14th Army : 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) -> 2008 (Rangoon) *
35th Army (reduced) : 2915 (Davao) -> 2004 -> 2008 (Rangoon) *

Over to you for R&R
263 12/8/2017 10:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #75: 3 / Operation Detachment: Iwo Jima
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 Conditions: An Allied ground unit must make an amphibious move to a hex within 10 hexes of Tokyo or this card may only be used as an OC.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Play as Ops on SEAC with 4 activations

Dacca: (2Ind) to Imphal

Dacca: (15 Brit) TO Akyab

Dacca: (3NZ) to Maldives via SGM

Calcutta: SEAC AF to Dacca

Thats it no PBM, over to you
262 12/8/2017 9:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Manfred, I'm afraid you killed too many steps of my guys. I had two full strength units (2 Indian and 3 NZ) and two reduced units (33 and 15 British). You got 47 hits. I flipped the two full strength guys for 24 hits, leaving you with 23, which was enough to eliminate one ofthe four flipped guys, but not enough hits to eliminate 2 (you missed it by 1 hit).

I'm guessing you want to kill the highest value guy, the 33 Brit.

If you want to kill someone else, just let me know.
261 12/8/2017 3:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message My PBM is up:

21AF to Jitra
5AD to Tainan


260 12/8/2017 3:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Okay, I think you did it right, actually. Because the 3NZ is XX not XXX. So it only costs 1 ASP, even though it has 2 steps.

Bloodbath.
259 12/8/2017 3:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Wow. Brutal. Nicely timed Ambush card...

I do think there is one little mistake: The 3NZ can't join the battle, as I see it. First, it would have to be accompanied the entire way by the Indomitable, which would have had to enter the battle hex - that would be easy enough to fix.

But you can only spend 1 ASP in reaction and since the 3NZ is full strength it would take 2 ASP. I don't see a way around that limitation. (see 8.45 A). Maybe you can confirm that I am understanding the rule correctly.

If I am right on this, you cause (only) 60 hits which will cause 4 hits (either 48 or 54 depending on whether you choose to wipe out the KOR Army), but will leave 1 step in the hex. It also means that you only have 3 steps in Dacca (without the 3NZ), which means that the JP 47 hits are enough to wipe out the AP forces there.

Am I reading this right?

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