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394 5/10/2018 2:49:00 PM Master ID = 15110 Game Deleted
393 5/9/2018 7:57:00 PM Spring 1943 Axis Message Thank you.

I will take the Allied.


392 5/9/2018 7:46:00 AM Spring 1943 Allied Message Welcome back, hope everything went well with whatever took you away for a while.
391 5/9/2018 7:44:00 AM Spring 1943 Allied Message I will bid 2 VPs for Axis.
390 5/8/2018 7:51:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Message You can bid on which side you prefer to be.
Cheers
389 5/8/2018 7:51:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Axis:
Roll for first bid for side:

1-2-3 => I bid first

4-5-6 => You bid first
388 3/20/2018 12:40:00 PM Spring 1943 Allied Message Go ahead and setup a new game when you return.
387 3/20/2018 12:40:00 PM Spring 1943 Allied Message Sure, we can call this one done. We are seeing more Allied wins lately. I just won as Allies against another player recently as well.
386 3/20/2018 9:44:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Message Hi Guy, I think this game is doomed. :-)

With 6 VP (< 11VP) I won't be able to use the Total war [+20 VP].

I will be leaving the 10 of April for 3/4 weeks, I can't be more precise.

Shall we start a new game after this period?

Cheers

A.

385 3/20/2018 9:37:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Message No damage to you
384 3/20/2018 9:36:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from Axis:
5L:2S
383 3/14/2018 10:22:00 PM Spring 1943 Allied Message Invasion satisfies Allied MO.
382 3/14/2018 10:18:00 PM Spring 1943 Allied Change Victory Points -1: from 7 to 6
Message from Allied:
Bergen
381 3/14/2018 10:16:00 PM Spring 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #16: 5 / Sledgehammer
Beach head: Allied A-B,D. [Br1A], 2x US Corps. PREREQ: Play after US Build-Up. May not play after Torch.

Message from Allied:
Allied First

Allied Beach Head at Beach A.

Combat Beach A: (BR1) and two USc attack GEc in Bergen. 6L:2S -> 5L:2S after Mtn. GEc is destroyed, but could flip one USc. Everything advances into Bergen.
380 3/14/2018 9:59:00 PM Spring 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #33: 5 / German Reinforcements
Place [15thA] & [19thA]. Place 2x corps ==> RB.

Message from Axis:
Axis 1#

Place [15thA] in Warsaw, [19thA] in Ruhr.

Place 2x corps ==> RB.

[now 3.0]
379 3/9/2018 9:55:00 AM Spring 1943 Allied Message Spring thaw rules are in affect.

Stand fast placed on Nikopol, Kremenchug, and Mersa Matruh as those are the only three valid choices.
378 3/9/2018 9:48:00 AM Spring 1943 Allied Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allied:
Happened to draw Lend-Lease
377 3/9/2018 9:47:00 AM Spring 1943 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 3 to replenish hand to 4 cards.
376 3/9/2018 9:47:00 AM Spring 1943 Allied Message Claiming Lend Lease from the Blitzkrieg deck, therefore drawing to four cards instead of five.
375 3/9/2018 8:39:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Message Hitler orders / Allied MO


374 3/9/2018 8:38:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
1


Message from Axis:

373 3/9/2018 8:38:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Axis:

372 3/9/2018 8:38:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 to replenish hand to 5 cards.
371 3/9/2018 8:38:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis End Turn
370 3/9/2018 8:38:00 AM Winter 1943 Auto Unplayed cards updated Total War cards added to deck.
369 3/9/2018 8:37:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Message Replacement points: GE: 5, AX: 2

GE:
{To full} GE17 in Smolensk, PZ2 in Ruhr, GE7 in Holland
{New} GE16 in Warsaw.

AX: RO4 in Nikopol, ITc to reserve from EB.
368 3/9/2018 8:32:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Discard Strategy card Message from Axis:
367 3/6/2018 9:29:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message You might need to discard before I end the turn. Ending the turn might trigger a reshuffle before you get a chance to discard, so I'll wait for you to discard (or keep) and then end the turn.
366 3/6/2018 9:28:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message Claiming Lend Lease from the Blitzkrieg deck, therefore drawing to four cards instead of five.

Keeping my last card.
365 3/6/2018 9:26:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message Replacements

SU(2): SU SW in Bryansk; (SU Northwest) to SU Northwest in Kharkov.

BR(1): CWc to RB. CWc RB now 2/0.

364 3/6/2018 9:24:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Change Victory Points -2: from 9 to 7
Message from Allied:
Axis needed 6 VPs in Russia.

1) Minsk, 2) Kiev, 3) Odessa (still counts with Partisan), 4) Tobruk (counts with Malta axis controlled)

Therefore, Axis lose 2 VPs.
363 3/6/2018 9:21:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #21: 4 / British Reinforcements
Replace Desert Army (must be on map in full supply) w 8th Army. Remove Desert Army from play. PREREQ: Play any turn following the turn US Build-up is played. Desert Army (5) must be in play

Message from Allied:
Allied Sixth

BR Desert in El Alamein replace with BR8.
362 3/6/2018 9:20:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message You are correct, OKW satisified.
361 3/6/2018 3:00:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message Replacement points: GE: 5, AX:2
360 3/6/2018 2:59:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message That was 6th action
359 3/6/2018 2:59:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #24: 3 / German Reinforcements
Place 1 PzC & 1 SS PzC ==> RB

Replacement points: GE: 2, AX: 1

Message from Axis:
GE: 2 AX: 1
358 3/6/2018 2:58:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message In RB you have 1 CWc.

I attacked El Alamein from Mersa on my first turn so OKW should be done, right?
357 3/6/2018 8:09:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Message What do you have for the BR/CW RB? I may have forgotten to move some units there last replacement phase.
356 3/6/2018 8:03:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Message OKW MO still not satisfied, last chance.
355 3/6/2018 8:01:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #8: 2 / Fortified Boxes
"+1 DRM" for Allied Units defending a desert space.

Replacement points: BR: 1, US: 1, SU: 2

Message from Allied:
Allied Fifth
354 3/6/2018 7:44:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #15: 3 / Wolfpacks
Allied hand size reduced by 2 for the next draw phase. PREREQ: May not be played after ASW Victory.

Message from Axis:
Axis 5#

So will the Allies (maybe?)... :)
353 3/2/2018 2:08:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #12: 3 / Bomber Command
Axis hand cap reduce by 2 for the next draw phase. PREREQ: Prior to Fall 44 maybe played as an event in Allied action rounds 1-5 only.

Message from Allied:
Allied Fourth

Axis draw five cards next turn.
352 3/2/2018 8:04:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #6: 4 / Panzer Refit
Flip any 3 reduced strength Pz units (Army or corps) to their unreduced sides. No space containing an affected Pz unit may be activated this round. PREREQ: May not be played during Spring Thaw.

Replacement points: GE: 3, AX: 1

Message from Axis:
Axis 4#
351 2/28/2018 11:04:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #10: 2 / NKVD Boosts Morale
"+1 DRM" for defending Soviet Units.

Message from Allied:
Allied Third

SR BRc from RB to Alexandria. BRc RB now 0/0. CWc RB now 1/0.

SR SUt from Gorki to Dnepr joing SU Leningrad and another SUt.
350 2/28/2018 5:15:00 PM Winter 1943 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:
Axis 3#

M Cherkassi: (GEc) to Kirovograd, PZc to Zhitomir
M Tobruk: ITc to Mersa
M Rheims: (GE7) to Holland
349 2/26/2018 2:03:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Change Victory Points -1: from 10 to 9
Message from Allied:
Place partisan in Odessa
348 2/26/2018 2:02:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #19: 3 / Partisans
Allow placement of Partisan markers in the Su, Greece, Albania, & Yugoslavia. May immediately play 1 Partisan marker.

Message from Allied:
Allied Second

Place partisan in Odessa.
347 2/26/2018 8:42:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #9: 4 / Hitler Takes Command
Allow play of Totaler Krieg, Fall Blau, Zitadelle, Wacht am Rhein events. Prevents play of PzG Guderian. +2DRM to the Axis Order rolls.

Message from Axis:
Axis 2#

346 2/26/2018 8:04:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Message 24 3 / German Reinforcements
Place 1 PzC & 1 SS PzC ==> RB
6 4 / Panzer Refit
Flip any 3 reduced strength Pz units (Army or corps) to their unreduced sides. No space containing an affected Pz unit may be activated this round. PREREQ: May not be played during Spring Thaw.
9 4 / Hitler Takes Command
Allow play of Totaler Krieg, Fall Blau, Zitadelle, Wacht am Rhein events. Prevents play of PzG Guderian. +2DRM to the Axis Order rolls.
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.
15 3 / Wolfpacks
Allied hand size reduced by 2 for the next draw phase. PREREQ: May not be played after ASW Victory.
5 4 / Panzergruppe Guderian
2nd PzA may make a 2nd attack this round after all combat have been completed. It may advance only 1 space after this 2nd combat. PREREQ: May not be played after Hitler takes command. May not be played during Spring Thaw.
10 2 / Desert Fox
"+1 DRM" for any Ge Pz unit(s) attacking into or defending in a desert space.
345 2/23/2018 8:09:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Message Tula remains TR1
TR1 added to Kharkov.

You have goods odds against Dnepr, but it will cost a bunch of OPs.
344 2/23/2018 8:08:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Allied:
Tr Tula, 1-3
Tr Kharkov, 1-3
343 2/23/2018 8:07:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #25: 5 / Enigma
The Axis player must show the Allied player his hand. PREREQ: May not be played if Allies control any space in Greater Germany. May not play during Spring Thaw.

Message from Allied:
Allied First

Show your hand

Move Kerch: as a stack two SUt and SU Stalingrad to Perekop. Assumes Sevastopol was already allied controlled, otherwise move there first. Standfast marker removed.

Move Kharkov: (SU SW) to Bryansk. (SU Central) and (SU Northwest) dig.

Move Kalach: SU Bryansk to Stalino going through Viroshilovgrad.

Move Tula: SUt and SUsh to Bryansk. (SU Steppe) digs.

Move Alexandria: BR Desert to El Alamein joining BRc already there.



342 2/22/2018 7:49:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message [Sorry for delay].

In Roslav: PZ3 adv to Gomel
In Mersa: I eliminate ITc
341 2/17/2018 12:33:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message SF marker removed from Bryansk (vacant).
340 2/17/2018 12:29:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message 5/2

El Alamein: remove one CWc and other CWc to (CWc) for 5 LF. Then remove (CWc) to negate the retreat.

Mersa: You have options on how to take 2 LF.


339 2/17/2018 12:27:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Allied:
C Mersa[2]: PZAA + ITc [not ITMech] vs El Alamein [5L vs 6s] OKW MO satisfied.
338 2/17/2018 12:26:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message 3/1

Bryansk : SUt to (SUt). Retreats to Kursk via Konotop.

Roslav: PZ3 unhurt. Advance? Two spaces allowed if Smolensk is the first space. Otherwise one space in any other direction because of forests.
337 2/17/2018 12:22:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
4


Message from Allied:
C Roslav: PZ3 vs Bryansk [5L vs 3s]
336 2/17/2018 12:17:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message So OKW MO instead of Hitler Orders.
335 2/16/2018 6:38:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #5: 4 / Panzergruppe Guderian
2nd PzA may make a 2nd attack this round after all combat have been completed. It may advance only 1 space after this 2nd combat. PREREQ: May not be played after Hitler takes command. May not be played during Spring Thaw.

Message from Axis:
Sorry but I just realised I still haven't played 'Hitler takes command' so no added +2 on die roll. so no Hitler's orders.

Axis 1

M perekop: GE2 to Kremenchug {joining IT8}
C Roslav: PZ3 vs Bryansk [5L vs 3s]
C Mersa[2]: PZAA + ITc [not ITMech] vs El Alamein [5L vs 6s]
334 2/15/2018 1:17:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message SF on Nikopol, Mesa Matruh, and Perekop
333 2/15/2018 11:58:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Message Stand fast Orders for Axis?
332 2/14/2018 7:12:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message Place (SU SW) in Kharkov.
331 2/14/2018 6:08:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Message SF in Kerch, Dnepr, Bryansk.
330 2/14/2018 6:06:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from Axis:
orders
329 2/14/2018 6:06:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 to replenish hand to 7 cards.NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
328 2/14/2018 6:05:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Message Replacement points: GE: 3, AX: 1

GE: (GEc) from EB to Reserve [now 0.1], PZc in Cherkassi to full, (PZ2) in Rhur, GE4 in Rzhev.

AX: Flip RO3 to full in Nikopol
327 2/14/2018 5:57:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Message PZ3 adv from Smolensk to Roslav. (GE17) + (GEc) remain in Smolensk.
326 2/14/2018 5:55:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Message No problem for (SU SW) .

Where would you like to place it? Gorki, Kharkov, or Dnepr?

Don't worry about having seen your cards. It's a friendly game :-)
325 2/11/2018 12:53:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message Since I have already seen my cards, rebuild the unit that took the loss instead of the SUt that is in Bryansk.

You can choose placement of (SU SW) some place where I already have units for efficient movement: Gorki, Kharkov, or Dnepr.
324 2/11/2018 12:51:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message Correction:

Roslav: (SU SW) to SUa to EB for 5 LF. SUt retreats to Bryansk.

SUa RB now 4(0).

Advance?
323 2/11/2018 9:44:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Message In Rzhev: I flip GE4. (GE4) remains, PZ4 to Velikye Luki.
In Smolensk: I flip GE17. [.....]

{In Roslav I think you made a mistake. Combat ended 5/4. So I you should loose (SW) and the replacing SUc, SUt will need to flip or retreat, correct?}
322 2/9/2018 9:20:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message Before you draw cards:

1) Confirm how I took your losses (infantry armies over panzer armies)

2) Determine advance from Rzhev

3) Axis Replacements 3/1.
321 2/9/2018 9:17:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
320 2/9/2018 9:17:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied End Turn
319 2/9/2018 9:16:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message Keeping my last card.
318 2/9/2018 9:15:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message Replacements

SU(4): SU SW in Roslav; SUt in Tula, SUt added to EB; one (SUa) to SUa in Yaroslavl; (SU Steppe) to Tula joining SUt and SUsh; (SU Northwest) added to Kharkov joining (SU Central).

SUa RB remains at 5/0.


BR(2): Full

US(3): Not in play yet.
317 2/9/2018 9:09:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #14: 5 / Lend-Lease
Allow play of Su Mech Fronts (31,37,39) on any later turn.

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

Message from Allied:
Allied Sixth
316 2/9/2018 9:09:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message Roslav: (SU SW) remains as there is no retreat on a tie.



315 2/9/2018 9:06:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message 5/4

Roslav: SUt to EB.

Smolensk: GE17 to (GE17).

314 2/9/2018 9:05:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Allied:
C Smolensk: PZ3 + GE17 vs Roslav [9+1 vs 5]
313 2/9/2018 9:04:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message Forgot the +1, that was a 6 LF result for you.

Vyazma: (SU Steppe) to SUa to (SUa) for 4 LF. SUt to (SUt) for the other two. (SUa) to Kaluga via Mozhaisk. (SUt) and SUsh retreat to Tula.

Advance?
312 2/9/2018 9:01:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message 5/4

I will assume you will flip the non PZ army since you have a PZ army in the EB to replace already.

Rzhev: GE4 to (GE4).

Vyazma: SUt to EB, SUsh to (SUsh).

311 2/9/2018 8:59:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Allied:
C Rzhev: GE4 + PZ4 vs Vyazma [9+1 vs 9]
310 2/9/2018 11:56:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #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:
Axis 6th

M Kalinin: PZ4 to Rzhev, PZ3 to Smolensk
M Stalino: PX1 to Nikopol passing by Melitopol
C Rzhev: GE4 + PZ4 vs Vyazma [9+1 vs 9]
C Smolensk: PZ3 + GE17 vs Roslav [9+1 vs 5]
{(GEc) doesn't partecipate}
309 2/4/2018 1:44:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message Next phase is Axis 6th, so PZ1 must get back in supply or face attrition.
308 2/4/2018 1:43:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message Kharkov: (SU Central) remains; SU Leningrad and SUt advance into Dnepr with SUt passing through Melitopol.

Stalino is OOS.
307 2/4/2018 12:49:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Message (GEc) + (PZc) retreats to Cherkassi.

You flip Central, adv?
306 2/4/2018 12:47:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Message 5/3 - Elim (PZ2) and flip a PZc [sost.] {now in reserve 4.0}
305 2/4/2018 12:44:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Axis:
Combat Kharkov: SU Leningrad, SU Central, and SUt attack (PZ2) and (GEc) in Dnepr. 9L:4L -> 5L:4L
304 2/2/2018 7:52:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message Allied Fifth - second 1 OP of the turn. Wolfpacks hurt.

Combat Kharkov: SU Leningrad, SU Central, and SUt attack (PZ2) and (GEc) in Dnepr. 9L:4L -> 5L:4L after Urban and River adjustment.


303 2/2/2018 7:50:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message That was Axis Fifth.
302 2/2/2018 1:32:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #18: 2 / Devil's Gardens
Treat desert space as a mountain space for 1 defensive combat.

Message from Axis:
Axis 4#

M Mellitopol: (RO3) + (RO4) to Nikopol
M Dvinsk: GE17 to Smolensk, GEc to Orsha.

Thanks for maps images. :)
301 2/2/2018 1:18:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Return Strategy card to hand #25: 4 / Stuka

Message from Axis:
300 1/31/2018 1:30:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Message Send you an image of my map before your moves as your moves did match the board (units already left Warsaw earlier).
299 1/30/2018 3:04:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Message OK I see I had already moved the two units from Warsaw in line 276.

Do you mind sending me a 'snipping tool' image of your board?

Thanks
298 1/30/2018 3:02:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #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:
Axis 5th

Please check my moves because I think I made a mistake with a few stacks and then wasn't sure where they originated from... sorry.

M Warsaw: GE17 to Dvinsk, GE16 to Pinsk [joining GEc].
M Kalinin: PZ3 + PZ4 to Smolensk
M Perekop: GE2 to Nikopol, passing by Sevastopol
C Smolensk: PZ3 + PZ4 vs Roslav {(GEc) doesn't partecipate} [9L+1 vs 6L]
297 1/29/2018 1:51:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message Moscow: SU South to (SU South).

Vyazma: SU Steppe to (SU Steppe).
296 1/29/2018 8:48:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Message Losses?
295 1/29/2018 8:48:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Message 3/3 - I eliminate (GE9), sost with (GEc). [now 0.0]

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