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196 1/6/2019 12:02:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message I will keep my last card
195 1/6/2019 6:51:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Message I took care of your attack and advance as the RU being eliminated with no casualties to you was automatic.

There's no attrition issues for you following your last actoin. No replacements for either of us as well.

So on to draw phase. I discarded my last card. You of course need to decide on your last card, and then it's time to draw. You can go ahead and end the turn to do that when you are ready.
194 1/6/2019 6:48:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Discard Strategy card Message from Axis:
193 1/6/2019 6:40:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Message Took me a moment to figure out what you were talking about re "A for Axis", but now I think I have. When I wrote in the file name "Axis T6A6", that stood for 'Axis, Turn 6,Action 6". I see that your point is that we could just say for example, "T6A6", which would stand for 'Turn 6, Allies action 6', or 'T6X6', which would stand for 'Turn 6, aXis action 6'. Certainly wouldn't have to add the word "Axis" or "Allies" that way, as I have been adding. Makes sense, I can change to that.
192 1/6/2019 3:35:00 AM Summer 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
I was very, very fortunate last turn. I swear this die roller punishes the attacker. Thankfully, I believe it hates both of us equally. I think I understand what you mean by the files. No problem, didn't really think about it...sorry...but one question, normally the Axis is an "x" but you've used an "A" if I understand what you are asking correctly. Anyway, I hopefully addressed your issue, if not I'm happy to but am still confused.

1 attack, no cards for me.
191 1/5/2019 10:26:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message Done.

By the by, would it be ok with you if you did one-up serializations of each new file instead of copying the last file number I've sent? Would appreciate it if so as it would cause me a bit less confusion at times.
190 1/5/2019 9:09:00 AM Summer 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
final attack Kallinin

Axis 9L +1 first die
Allied 9L second die
189 1/5/2019 9:07:00 AM Summer 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
3rd attack Rostov


Axis 9-11 +1 first die
Allied 5L second die
188 1/5/2019 9:04:00 AM Summer 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
2nd attack Krapotikin

Axis 6L +1 first die
Allied 2L second die
187 1/5/2019 7:54:00 AM Summer 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
Ah...The Big Reveal finally!

Alexandria
Axis 6L first die
Allied 6s second die
186 1/4/2019 9:10:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #14: 5 / Fall Blau
Axis places 5 Combat markers in any axis ocupied spaces (include. Multi-nationality spaces). +1DRM for all attack vs. Su this round. Allows Axis attack Stalingrad, Maikop, Armavir. PREREQ: May play after Hitler Takes Command.

Message from Axis:
There will be 4 attacks. I erroneously mention in the file 5 attacks, but it's actually 4 due to two stacks attacking the same space. Anyway, the attacks are:

1st - on Alexandria, LCU 6 vs SCU 6

2nd - on Krapotkin, LCU 6 +1 (card) vs LCU 2. [If successful will advance at least 1 unit into Krapotkin in order to cut off Rostov's supply.]

3rd - on Rostov, LCU 9-11 +1 (card) vs LCU 6 or 5 (depending on supply status)

4th - on Kalinin, LCU 9-11 +1 (card) vs LCU 9-11
185 1/4/2019 9:08:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message Right, your US Arm had to stop its advance in Tunis because of the mountains.
184 1/4/2019 10:05:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Message I'm wiped out, no flips for you. Advance?
183 1/4/2019 10:02:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
for your attack on Tunis: LCU 3 vs SCU 2
182 1/3/2019 6:31:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Fortified Boxes
"+1 DRM" for Allied Units defending a desert space.

Message from Allied:
Attack!
181 1/1/2019 1:40:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message don't think I got a file email
180 12/31/2018 10:10:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message Well darn. Advance done.
179 12/31/2018 1:05:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
Stalino

15L +1 Axis first die
3L Allied second die
178 12/31/2018 2:30:00 AM Summer 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:
1 attack, on Stalino, LCU15 +1 vs LCU3
177 12/30/2018 11:42:00 AM Summer 1942 Allied Message no advances, no file sent
176 12/29/2018 11:19:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
4LF to 2LF for that first attack

This is for your second attack, on Tunis. SCU1 vs SCU2
175 12/29/2018 11:15:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Your first attack, on Elets, L6 vs L5
174 12/29/2018 7:02:00 AM Summer 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #17: 2 / Zhukov
"+1DRM" for Su Offensive or Def fire.

Message from Allied:
2 attacks, elets first, no combat cards.
173 12/29/2018 1:45:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #23: 4 / Axis Satellites
IT8A ==> Odessa, HU 2A ==> Kiev. PREREQ: May play if Axis controls Kiev & Odessa in Supply.

Message from Axis:
For the Event.
172 12/27/2018 4:12:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Message A file monsieur...?
171 12/26/2018 5:55:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 2 / Stavka
Cancels any Soviet Orders for this turn

Message from Allied:
movement
170 12/26/2018 9:10:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #19: 3 / Luftwaffe Supply
Place Luftwaffe supply marker on any OOS axis units in 1 space. Units in that space are in limited supply this turn for defensive & attrition only.

Message from Axis:
for the SRs
169 12/25/2018 6:32:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Message So my Christmas present is an Allied invasion?! Sheesh.

There was no file though, by the way...
168 12/23/2018 3:31:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #1: 4 / Torch
Beachheads: Allied/US K-L,S. [BR1A], 2xUS Corps. PREREQ: US Build-Up. May not play after Sledgehammer

Message from Allied:
Landing at K and L. No defenders so we advance into the adjacent space as auto victory
167 12/23/2018 3:35:00 AM Summer 1942 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:
For the event.
166 12/22/2018 12:24:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message fixed SR boo-boo
165 12/21/2018 11:28:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message Sorry but you can't SR that BR Corps from the Res Box to Cairo. It can only go to Supply Symbols, so Alexandria or Suez only as far as the Egypt area goes.
164 12/20/2018 10:17:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #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:
for the SR
163 12/20/2018 6:16:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message All done
162 12/19/2018 8:22:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
Axis 5L first die
2s allied second die
161 12/19/2018 8:25:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #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:
There will be one attack, on El Alamein
160 12/19/2018 8:18:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Message Nothing for Axis, Stalin Orders for Allies
159 12/19/2018 8:18:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Our MO rolls, Axis first
158 12/19/2018 8:17:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Message You'll have to draw your own new cards of course.
157 12/19/2018 8:15:00 AM Summer 1942 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
156 12/19/2018 8:13:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
155 12/19/2018 8:13:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis End Turn
154 12/17/2018 8:24:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message Keeping both my cards
153 12/17/2018 8:21:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #13: 3 / Siberians
Place 1st-5th Shock Armies on the map as if they were LCUs PREREQ: Play after Sorge.

Replacement points: BR: 1, US: 2, SU: 3

Message from Allied:
We'll play the RP game also then
152 12/17/2018 8:00:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #16: 5 / Speer
Allow play of 5th Pz & 6th SS Pz A & Final Production Surge event. PREREQ: May not play after Totaler Krieg.

Replacement points: GE: 4, AX: 2

Message from Axis:
For RPs. Going to be a lot of wasted Axis RPs, but I sure can use the GE ones!
151 12/16/2018 5:50:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message 1 Ops
150 12/15/2018 1:15:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message 4LF to 2, so SU Army will be eliminated and remaining clipped Corps will be eliminated for lack of retreat route
149 12/15/2018 1:13:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Advanced into Orel w/flipped Army

This is for Kursk, 5L vs 1L (due to OOS)
148 12/13/2018 10:04:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message little confused about your advance into Orel so I'll let you advance and run the second attack.

Sorry about delay. Busy work week.
147 12/13/2018 10:01:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
Orel

Axis first L10
Allied L3 second die
146 12/10/2018 8:58:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #2: 4 / Von Paulus Pause
Axis places 4 Combat markers in any axis ocupied spaces (include. Multi-nationality spaces). Cancels Su Trench No Retreat option this round. Axis must take 2x 1 OPS rounds on Turn 2. Cancels Winter 42 effects. PREREQ: Play on Turn 1 only. May not play if Barbarossa has been played.

Message from Axis:
They certainly earned their promotion!

There will be 2 attacks - Orel, then Kursk. You'll see in the file.
145 12/9/2018 1:51:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message Wow, slammed me for 5LF, wiping the Army and a Corps from the reserve box, and 3LF to you, flipping one of your LCUs. Figure you can take care of all that blood and gore, so no new file to send I figure.
144 12/9/2018 1:49:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Your attack at Orel, down 1 column for OOS, so 5L vs 3L
143 12/8/2018 10:07:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #18: 2 / T-34
"+1DRM" for Su Offensive or Def fire w Mech unit.

Message from Allied:
1 attack at Orel
142 12/7/2018 10:03:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message Well I don't want to attack any big stacks! No 2nd attack for Herr Guderian. He's very disappointed...
141 12/6/2018 6:47:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
Picking on the little guy!

Axis 13L first die
Fabulously dressed Allied 2L second die
140 12/4/2018 9:36:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #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:
Wow, yet another 1-6 split in our game. Inconceivable!

And now those damn Yanks are coming. Well, crud. Guess back to attacking in Russia it is!

3 moves, 1 attack. Herr Guderian may have a follow-up attack somewheres...
139 12/4/2018 7:48:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #9: 4 / US Build-up
Allows play of Allied Invasions, US 8th Air Force, US Reinf, BR8A(21) on any following turns. PREREQ: May play any turn after the turn of US Entry.

Message from Allied:
Yanks in England all of a sudden
138 12/4/2018 7:43:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
Axis first 5L
Allied 2s
137 12/4/2018 10:49:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #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.

Message from Axis:
2 moves, 1 attack down in the desert
136 12/3/2018 7:28:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #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

Replacement points: BR: 2, US: 2, SU: 4

Message from Allied:
For the RPs
135 12/3/2018 8:31:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Return Strategy card to hand #21: 4 / British Reinforcements

Message from Allied:
Note to self: Try reading the rules occasionally.
134 12/3/2018 8:28:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message Yeah, sorry. From the rules:


15.1 Spring Thaw

Players may not play OPS cards during the first two rounds of Spring Turns. They may take an ‘Automatic 1 OPS’, or Events that double as OPS, unless otherwise noted on the card.

133 12/3/2018 8:12:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Message Are you sure? I thought that was just the first Action round of the turn? I'll have to check back in tonight. Sorry about that.
132 12/3/2018 6:31:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message Sorry but you can't play a card for OPs during Spring Thaw
131 12/2/2018 12:58:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
some moves and some attacks
130 12/1/2018 8:36:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message You're certainly correct about that. Had looked at the wrong spot on the map for the name of that space.

Anyhoo, losses/advances done.
129 11/29/2018 7:35:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message I think the battle labeled Konotop was actually Bryansk
128 11/29/2018 7:30:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
Moz.

Axis 6L +1 first Die
Allied 3L second die
127 11/29/2018 7:28:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
Kharkov
Axis 4L +1 first die
Allied 3L second die
126 11/29/2018 7:27:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
Konotop

Axis 5L +1 first die
Allied 3L second die
125 11/29/2018 7:25:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
Mersa

Axis 5L +1 first die
Allied 2s
124 11/29/2018 6:59:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Combat #10: 2 / Desert Fox
"+1 DRM" for any Ge Pz unit(s) attacking into or defending in a desert space.

Message from Axis:
This is for the attack on Mersa Matruh.
123 11/29/2018 6:59:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #4: 4 / Taifun
Axis places 4 Combat markers in any axis ocupied spaces (include. Multi-nationality spaces). +1DRM for all attack vs. Su this round. Allows Axis attack on Moscow. -1VP unless OKH Conference has been played.

Message from Axis:
combats in this order:

1) Mersa Matruh. Will get +1 for CC to be played. Should be auto-kill unless a CC might affect the result, but PzA could get flipped. Either way, will advance.

2) Konotop, L5 +1 vs L3, will advance if successful.

3) Kharkov, L4 +1 vs L3, if successful will have to see final dispositions to decide on advance.

4) Mozhaisk, L6 +1 vs L3, if successful will have to see final dispositions...
122 11/29/2018 6:37:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message No problem, I'll take care of it.
121 11/27/2018 8:22:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message Ok missed that part. I'll SR him to the Reserve box. If you don;t mind can you do that in the return file?
120 11/27/2018 6:12:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message Sorry, but I don't think you can SR directly from Basra to El Alamein like that due to the effect of deserts on SR'ing:

"DESERT SPACES: Units may SR into or out of, but not through a Desert Space."

So the closest he could SR too by land would be like Deir Ez Zor in Syria. When I've played Allies in the past what I've always done with that guy is SR him up to the Reserve Box, and then on a later turn SR it back down to Alexandria or Suez.
119 11/26/2018 6:49:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #20: 2 / Paradrop
"+1DRM" for Offensive fire. Maybe used once per turn only.

Message from Allied:
Using Para drops to SR. It really quite effective means of transport. Of course you have to be brave enough to jump out of a perfectly good airplane which taken at face value is the definition of insane.
118 11/26/2018 9:02:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #7: 5 / Hedgehogs
Place 3x lvl1 Trench markers in Full Supply spaces w Ge Armies in Su. All GE units in Su may use no retreat option this turn.

Replacement points: GE: 4, AX: 2

Message from Axis:
for the RPs
117 11/26/2018 8:37:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 7 cards.NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
116 11/26/2018 8:37:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message OKW MO and a Soviet MO
115 11/26/2018 8:36:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Our orders, Axis first
114 11/26/2018 8:34:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 7 cards.NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
113 11/26/2018 8:33:00 AM Winter 1942 Axis End Turn
112 11/26/2018 8:33:00 AM Winter 1942 Axis Message holding my last card as well
111 11/25/2018 4:54:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #19: 3 / Partisans
Allow placement of Partisan markers in the Su, Greece, Albania, & Yugoslavia. May immediately play 1 Partisan marker.

Replacement points: BR: 1, US: 2, SU: 3

Message from Allied:
For the RPs
110 11/25/2018 8:20:00 AM Winter 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #20: 2 / Kammhuber Line
Cancels effect of Bomber Command played this turn. PREREQ: May not be played after Turn 14

Message from Axis:
I have the answer for that!
109 11/25/2018 7:16:00 AM Winter 1942 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:
This seems fair to me!
108 11/24/2018 9:38:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Just moves.
107 11/24/2018 8:46:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Message 1LF to me, 4 to you. Only result will be your Front flips.

106 11/24/2018 8:44:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Your second attack, Stalino on Melitopol, L3 vs L4
105 11/24/2018 8:44:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Message 1Lf to me, 0 to you. No flips but I will have to retreat one. You can advance there of course.
104 11/24/2018 8:43:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
For your first attack, Armavir on Maikop, L3 vs S2
103 11/24/2018 10:56:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Message Supposed to be Stalino and the attack on Maikop is coming from Armavir
102 11/24/2018 7:44:00 AM Winter 1942 Axis Message Hey no problem at all.

By the by, is your second attack on Melitopol coming from Stalino, not Rostov? Initially it looked like you were placing the marker on Rostov, but now it's on Stalino instead. Just checking before going on...
101 11/24/2018 6:44:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Message I felt like there was something wrong with that but I couldn't figure out what it was. Modified file sent. Added an attack. No CC for me and it doesn't matter the order of the attacks
100 11/23/2018 11:20:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Message Two Inf-only stacks cannot combine in attacking the same space. There has to be at least one mech in each attacking space, save one space only, in order to do a multi-space attack.
99 11/23/2018 3:41:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #22: 5 / Operation Uranus
"+1DRM" for all Su attack this round. PREREQ: May NOT play during Spring Thaw

Message from Allied:
Just for the Ops

98 11/23/2018 9:38:00 AM Winter 1942 Axis Message Advance complete.
97 11/23/2018 7:27:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
Tobruck (including TRench)

Axis 5L first die
Allied 3 s second die

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