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151 12/13/2017 7:19:00 AM Master ID = 21000 Game Deleted
150 12/12/2017 3:17:00 PM Turn 8 Axis Message I am no expert at this game. My dirty little secret is that I much prefer the Axis and haven't played, much less won a game with, the Allies for about 20 years.

The only thought I had was that Turn 7 might have been the rare situation where it was right to land the last convoy in England. If you had done that, you could have loaded up North Sea and Barents with everything on the last turn and even if my subs broke two areas you would still win by 1 POC. As it was, I had a 5-10% chance for a tie by turning back the last convoy and breaking 2 areas with subs.


149 12/12/2017 2:51:00 PM Turn 8 Allies Message Thanks for the scare! I could easily see a loss coming out of this and that was scary following the great luck of the first turn. Any opinions on my reaction to this unusual split German fleets? Would you have done anything differently as the Allies?
148 12/12/2017 12:28:00 PM Turn 8 Axis Message OK, I give up.
Thanks for the game.
As I said earlier, I usually just resign if I get locked into SATL on the first turn, but I wanted to see if there was a reasonable chance to recover. Apparently there is, as long as my LBA is as good as it was in this game.
147 12/12/2017 8:39:00 AM Turn 8 Allies Message 2
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5
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1 .................... Bismarck disabled
2
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2
6
6
1
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4 ................... Tirpitz disabled with 3 hits
1
1
4
2
6
4
5 ................ Prinz Eugen disabled with one hit
4
2
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3
1.................. NE


Message from Allies:
Barents Surface:

Hood & POW & Cumberland 9 vs Bismarck
KGV, & Repulse & Norfolk 8 vs Tirpitz
DoY & Renown 7 vs Prinz Eugen
Anson, 1a, Dorsetshire 6 vs Graf Zeppelin

Not the greatest gunnery on record, but I'll take it. Only Zeppelin remains
146 12/12/2017 8:36:00 AM Turn 8 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 30

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Message from Allies:
Barents Surface:

Hood & POW & Cumberland 9 vs Bismarck
KGV, & Repulse & Norfolk 8 vs Tirpitz
DoY & Renown 7 vs Prinz Eugen
Anson, 1a, Dorsetshire 6 vs Graf Zeppelin
145 12/12/2017 7:54:00 AM Turn 8 Axis Message not too promising...
GZ will fire
144 12/12/2017 7:53:00 AM Turn 8 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

4
1
1
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2


Message from Axis:
Well if a sub had lived in the NATL I could have eked out a tie by stopping the convoy, but now I have to win the battle, so hoping for miracles...
Air in Barents
Hood
Repulse
Renown[2]
PoW
KGV
143 12/12/2017 7:27:00 AM Turn 8 Allies Message ZIP ... Now for the all important die roll ...
142 12/12/2017 7:27:00 AM Turn 8 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

4
1
2
2


Message from Allies:
Well, stopped one of them anyway ...

Air Strikes vs Barents:

Bismarck, Tirpitz, Eugene, Graf Zepp
141 12/12/2017 7:24:00 AM Turn 8 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 10

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Message from Allies:
Well, that doesn't bode well ...

ASW North Atlantic:
140 12/12/2017 7:24:00 AM Turn 8 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 10

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4
1
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Message from Allies:
ASW vs South Atlantic
139 12/11/2017 7:48:00 PM Turn 8 Axis Message Okey Dokey
Lutzow to Baltic
Itals to Med
4 Germans, LBA to Barents
4 subs to SATL
3 subs to NATL
138 12/11/2017 11:30:00 AM Turn 8 Allies Message Turn 8 Allied Move:

Barents: 1A, 027 x2, 117 x3, Hood, 456 x4, Repulse, Renown -2

North Atlantic: Victorious, USA x6, Royal Oak

South Atlantic: 016 x2, 443 x3, Kent

North Sea: Ark Royal, Eagle, Nelson, Howe, 444 x5
137 12/11/2017 8:13:00 AM Turn 7 Allies End Turn
136 12/11/2017 8:12:00 AM Turn 7 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Turn 8 reinforcements:

Marat
135 12/11/2017 8:11:00 AM Turn 7 Allies Edit POC: Allies: from 0 to 3
Axis: from 0 to 0
134 12/11/2017 8:11:00 AM Turn 7 Allies Message Ha!

This game is hilarious. Turn about with Marat surviving two hits. Probability matters not at all it seems. Still anyone's game.
133 12/10/2017 5:42:00 PM Turn 7 Axis Message marat 2 damage, disabled
132 12/10/2017 5:42:00 PM Turn 7 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
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Message from Axis:
2 hits
131 12/10/2017 5:41:00 PM Turn 7 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 7

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Message from Axis:
Surface vs marat
Tirp 4+
PE 1+
Lutzow 2
130 12/10/2017 5:10:00 PM Turn 7 Allies Message sheesh - even two hits fails to sink the Lutzow ...

I shouldn't complain through - having a Convoy get through is the important thing.
129 12/10/2017 5:09:00 PM Turn 7 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Damage vs Lutzow
128 12/10/2017 5:08:00 PM Turn 7 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

4
6
3


Message from Allies:
Barents Surface:

Marat 3 vs Blucher
127 12/10/2017 5:07:00 PM Turn 7 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
LBA vs Germany: Bismarck
126 12/10/2017 4:57:00 PM Turn 7 Axis Message GZ won't fire
125 12/10/2017 4:52:00 PM Turn 7 Axis Message NE
124 12/10/2017 4:51:00 PM Turn 7 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

4
2
1
4


Message from Axis:
Air
Marat
3C
Illustrious
Formidable

123 12/10/2017 4:49:00 PM Turn 7 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

4
3
3
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Message from Axis:
U-Boats
2 on Howe
One on each of the others
122 12/10/2017 4:32:00 PM Turn 7 Allies Message five UBoat shots upcoming ...
121 12/10/2017 4:31:00 PM Turn 7 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

1
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Message from Allies:
I must have lots to learn about this game still. I didn't predict your last two moves for sure.

ASW vs South Atlantic:
120 12/10/2017 4:16:00 PM Turn 7 Axis Message Well, either my LBA is going to be hero, or it isn't.
AD, 4x466 to med
Bismarck repairs
other Germans to Baltic
LBA to Barents
6 subs to SATL
119 12/10/2017 2:53:00 PM Turn 7 Allies Message Allied Turn 7:

Baltic: Marat

North Atlantic: USA x6, 016 x2, 1A, Royal Oak -3, Cumberland, Kent -1

Barents: 3C, 027 x2, 117 x2, Hood, 456 x4, Renown -2, Repulse

North Sea: Eagle, Victorious, Ark Royal, Nelson, 444 x5

South Atlantic: Howe, 443 x3
118 12/10/2017 2:49:00 PM Turn 6 Allies End Turn
117 12/10/2017 1:08:00 PM Turn 6 Allies Message All four arrive ...
116 12/10/2017 1:07:00 PM Turn 6 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

5
6
3
6


Message from Allies:
I wouldn't call it irrelevant - but I'd say it worked ...

Turn 7 Reinforcements:
Marat
WA, NY, Tusc
115 12/10/2017 1:05:00 PM Turn 6 Allies Edit POC: Allies: from 0 to 0
Axis: from 1 to 0
114 12/10/2017 12:31:00 PM Turn 6 Axis Message Exeter sunk.

Amazing, but probably irrelevant battle. I was hoping to sunk 2 or 3 of your ships and as long as one survived I could probably hold onto the Baltic. I was too weak to win an area anyway.

VITP veterans all have stories of rolling 50+ dice and not killing any LBA!!

On to Turn 7

113 12/10/2017 12:29:00 PM Turn 6 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

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Message from Axis:
Bismarck, Lutzow 6 vs Exeter
112 12/10/2017 12:25:00 PM Turn 6 Allies Message Bismarck -8; both disabled - 52 dice without a single ship sunk. WAS never ceases to defy the odds.
111 12/10/2017 12:23:00 PM Turn 6 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
is 2 for 48 some kind of record?

Damage vs Bismarck:
110 12/10/2017 12:21:00 PM Turn 6 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 21

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Message from Allies:
Barents Round 2 of the Battle for Those who can't shoot straight:

456 x 3 & & Suffolk (13) vs Bismarck -4

Anson, Hood (8) vs Lutzow
109 12/10/2017 11:31:00 AM Turn 6 Axis Message Bismarck [4] and Lutzow [1] will stay
108 12/10/2017 11:28:00 AM Turn 6 Axis Message Renown 2 damage disabled
Repulse disabled
Dorsetshire disabled
107 12/10/2017 11:26:00 AM Turn 6 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Axis:
1 hit on renown
106 12/10/2017 11:25:00 AM Turn 6 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 11

5
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2
1
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Message from Axis:
Tirpitz 4+ vs Renown
Bismarck[1] 4 vs repulse
Lutzow[1] 2 vs Dorsetshire
GZ 1+ vs Exeter
105 12/10/2017 11:21:00 AM Turn 6 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
damage vs Bismarck
104 12/10/2017 11:20:00 AM Turn 6 Allies Message Yahtzee at Sea strikes again!


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2 ............. 1 hit vs Bismarck
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1 ............. Tirpitz disabled
2
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1
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3
3 .......... NE vs Lutzow
5
3
1
3
5
1
4 ......... Zeppelin disabled


Message from Allies:
Surface in Barents:

Hood & PoW 8 vs Bismarck -1

KGV & DoY 8 vs Tirpitz

Anson, Suffolk & Cumberland 6 vs Lutzow -1

Repulse, Renown & 1A 7 vs Graf Zeppelin
103 12/10/2017 11:18:00 AM Turn 6 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 29

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Message from Allies:
Surface in Barents:

Hood & PoW 8 vs Bismarck -1

KGV & DoY 8 vs Tirpitz

Anson, Suffolk & Cumberland 6 vs Lutzow -1

Repulse, Renown & 1A 7 vs Graf Zeppelin
102 12/10/2017 10:35:00 AM Turn 6 Axis Message 1A and Illustrious disabled, keeping hope alive
Graf Zep will fire
101 12/10/2017 10:34:00 AM Turn 6 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

5
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1
2


Message from Axis:
Axis Air
1A
Formidable
Illustrious
Dorsetshire
Exeter
100 12/10/2017 9:47:00 AM Turn 6 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Allies:
Damage vs Bismarck, Lutzow
99 12/10/2017 9:46:00 AM Turn 6 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

6
2
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1
2
5


Message from Allies:
Air Strikes:

Barents CVs vs Bismarck, Tirpitz, Lutzow, Zeppelin

Italy: LBA vs 435 435
98 12/10/2017 9:42:00 AM Turn 6 Allies Message ASW doing its part ... North Atlantic wolfpack disabled with two kills ...

Now for the all important Air strikes again ...
97 12/10/2017 9:40:00 AM Turn 6 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 17

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Message from Allies:
Living right in South Atlantic so far ... disabled. Now for the big one:

17 ASW vs North Atlantic:
96 12/10/2017 9:39:00 AM Turn 6 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Well, wasn't expecting that ...

ASW vs South Atlantic
95 12/9/2017 9:24:00 PM Turn 6 Axis Message Dunno, maybe I'm supposed to send the Germans on a suicide mission to reduce your ASW?
AD, 3x466 to Med
1 sub to SATL
6 subs to NATL
Prinz Eugen to Baltic
4 Germans, air to Barents
94 12/9/2017 12:38:00 PM Turn 6 Allies Message Allied Turn 6:

Barents: 1A, 027 x2, 117 x2, Hood, 456 x4, 336 x2

North Sea: Eagle, 016 x2, 444 x5, Howe, 443 x2

North Atlantic: 3C, Victorious, Ark Royal, USA x3, Resolution, Royal Oak -3, 117 x2, Kent -1

South Atlantic: Nelson
93 12/9/2017 12:31:00 PM Turn 5 Allies End Turn
92 12/9/2017 11:28:00 AM Turn 5 Allies Message just one more US 117
91 12/9/2017 11:27:00 AM Turn 5 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

3
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Message from Allies:
Turn 6 Reinforcements:

Marat

WA
NY
Tusc
AUb
90 12/9/2017 11:25:00 AM Turn 5 Allies Edit POC: Allies: from 0 to 0
Axis: from 2 to 1
89 12/9/2017 9:29:00 AM Turn 5 Axis Message Sweet.
2B and Norfolk sunk
Resignation narrowly avoided

On to Turn 6
88 12/9/2017 9:28:00 AM Turn 5 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Axis:
Damage
2B
Norfolk
87 12/9/2017 9:27:00 AM Turn 5 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

6
6
1


Message from Axis:
2B
Norfolk
Suffolk
86 12/9/2017 8:10:00 AM Turn 5 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

1
1
2


Message from Allies:
LBA vs Med:

435, 435, 466
85 12/9/2017 8:10:00 AM Turn 5 Allies Message Wolfpack disabled ... now for the all important LBA
84 12/9/2017 8:08:00 AM Turn 5 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 16

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Message from Allies:
So far so good - South Atlantic disabled

North Atlantic ASW vs the wolfpack
83 12/9/2017 8:07:00 AM Turn 5 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
ASW South Atlantic
82 12/8/2017 7:42:00 PM Turn 5 Axis Message Well now I'm a desperate man, since even if I bust North Sea I probably can't win an area.

Repair AD, other Itals to Med
Germans to Baltic
Air to Barents
6 subs to North Atlantic
1 sub to South Atlantic
81 12/8/2017 3:45:00 PM Turn 5 Allies Message Allies Turn 5:

Barents: Formidable, 2B, 117 x5, Hood, 456 x4, 336 x2

North Atlantic: Ark Royal, Illustrious, 1A, Howe, Royal Oak -3, Resolution, Wichita, TX, Kent -1, Nelson

South Atlantic: Royal Sovereign

North Sea: Eagle, Victorious, 016 x2, 444 x5, Ramiles
80 12/8/2017 1:47:00 PM Turn 5 Allies Message TX actually instead of NY but same thing
79 12/8/2017 1:46:00 PM Turn 5 Allies Message NY & Wichita arrive for Turn 5.
78 12/8/2017 1:45:00 PM Turn 5 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 7

3
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Message from Allies:
Turn 5 Reinforcements:

Marat

WA
NY
TX
Tusc
Wich
Aub
77 12/8/2017 1:44:00 PM Turn 5 Allies Edit POC: Allies: from 0 to 0
Axis: from 1 to 2
76 12/8/2017 1:44:00 PM Turn 4 Allies End Turn
75 12/8/2017 12:16:00 PM Turn 4 Axis Message OktRev sunk
I thought it was a close call whether to send OktRev out there - if you don't, I might send everything to Barents and get lucky with subs and airstrikes.
74 12/8/2017 12:14:00 PM Turn 4 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 12

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Message from Axis:
From memory - pretty sure I have at least 12 shots
Germans vs Okt Rev
73 12/8/2017 10:49:00 AM Turn 4 Allies Message Spee sunk ... luckier than I deserve! Poor move on my part.
72 12/8/2017 10:48:00 AM Turn 4 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Damage vs Spee
71 12/8/2017 10:47:00 AM Turn 4 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

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Message from Allies:
GC sunk, AD damaged -3 ... big deal - could have used those rolls for the surface fire instead:

Okt Rev 3 vs Graf Spee
70 12/8/2017 10:46:00 AM Turn 4 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Allies:
Now I get hits!

GC

AD
69 12/8/2017 10:45:00 AM Turn 4 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

6
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Message from Allies:
LBA vs Med:

GC, AD, 466
68 12/8/2017 10:01:00 AM Turn 4 Axis Message Whiff
Graf Z will not fire in surface round
67 12/8/2017 10:00:00 AM Turn 4 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

2
2
1
3


Message from Axis:
Convoy disabled
Air
OktRev
3x117
66 12/8/2017 9:59:00 AM Turn 4 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

1
4
1
5
2


Message from Axis:
U-Boats vs Convoy 1A
65 12/8/2017 7:33:00 AM Turn 4 Allies Message uh oh ... five UBoats take their revenge
64 12/8/2017 7:32:00 AM Turn 4 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 13

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Message from Allies:
ASW vs Barents:
63 12/7/2017 6:43:00 PM Turn 4 Axis Message GC, AD, 2x466 to Med
Air and subs to Barents
Germans to Baltic
62 12/7/2017 12:43:00 PM Turn 4 Allies Message Repulse disabled to Russia
61 12/7/2017 12:42:00 PM Turn 4 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

2
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Message from Allies:
Turn 4 Allies

Baltic: Okt. Rev

Barents: Hood, 117 x4, 1A, 456 x4*, 336 x2*
Speed Rolls*: 456 x4 followed by 336 x2

North Sea: 027 x2, 016 x2, Eagle, 444 x5, Kent -1

North Atlantic: Ark Royal, 2B, Nelson, Royal Oak -3, 443 x3, Exeter

60 12/7/2017 8:39:00 AM Turn 4 Allies Message just one Russian
59 12/7/2017 8:38:00 AM Turn 4 Allies Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 8

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Message from Allies:
Allied Reinforcements:

Marat
Okt Rev

WA
TX
NY
Tusc
Wich
Aub
58 12/7/2017 8:37:00 AM Turn 3 Allies End Turn
57 12/7/2017 8:37:00 AM Turn 3 Allies Edit POC: Allies: from 1 to 0
Axis: from 0 to 1
56 12/6/2017 10:30:00 PM Turn 3 Axis Message By the way, I think you were a turn ahead of yourself rolling for USA. None of them came in anyway, but you should still be looking for 6s on Turn 4.
55 12/6/2017 3:34:00 PM Turn 3 Axis Message I have taken on a few new games, one seriously (Twilight Struggle) but I still do play BKN. My skills are not so much eroded as obsolete - the young guns just play better than I ever did and I rarely beat them. Case in point was the 2015 WBC final where I had a huge lead in the final over Malcolmson and managed to blow it.

Happy to start a game. You can have whichever side you want with whatever bid you think is fair.
54 12/6/2017 3:30:00 PM Turn 3 Axis Message 2 sunk, one escapes with 1 damage

On to Turn 4


53 12/6/2017 3:29:00 PM Turn 3 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

2
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Message from Axis:
1 hit vs each
52 12/6/2017 3:28:00 PM Turn 3 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 9

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Message from Axis:
Gneis 3 vs 117
Scharn, Fiume 4 vs another 117
Scheer 2+ vs another 117

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