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75 12/14/2018 1:33:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Actually, no reaction.
A-N no effect.
I believe ground combat result is automatic, so please continue to your PBM.
74 12/14/2018 1:30:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Roll for intelligence condition: 0-7 success
73 12/14/2018 12:59:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #10: 3 / 2nd Operational Phase: Solomon Island Expansion
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: May only be played as an event if the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker is on its Strategic Agreement side.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
COMB FLEET 3+6=9
72 12/13/2018 11:54:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

71 12/13/2018 11:54:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I am not seizing initiative. Your move.
70 12/13/2018 11:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

69 12/13/2018 11:50:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Submarine warfare die roll.
Net -2(-3 game turn, +1 for 1942)
Success on 0-2
68 12/13/2018 11:48:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message All you for subs and cards:

67 12/13/2018 11:48:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 11 to 9
66 12/13/2018 10:43:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Replacements done. India Air and SF adjusted. Thanks.
65 12/13/2018 10:12:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message All you for replacements. You'll need to place the SF in a port. They can't enter at an airbase as a ground unit. If you want to make any changes for air to India feel free.
bty for replacements.

64 12/13/2018 8:41:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Allied reinforcements deployed.
63 12/13/2018 1:05:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Ah, I didn't upload them. I was thinking conceptually.

Shoot - in any event, I need to rethink my deployments. I just realized that delayed reinforcements come in before any of my turn 3 reinforcements - including all of my HQs.
62 12/12/2018 11:41:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message I don't see the reinforcement file on dropbox.
I can look it over and see if there's any recommendations. Generally get the air and INF as close to the fight as you can and the ships as far away as you can but still be effective.
61 12/12/2018 2:57:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Reinforcement suggestions are welcome.

I think I put SOPAC in Koepang, ANZAC in Darwin, and SWPac in Cairns. Since I'm getting 2 turns' worth of reinforcements, and Australia is OOS that still won't be enough spaces to deploy everything.

That said, I probably want decent A-N in Koepang so I don't get blown out, and I'll probably bring the escort cruiser to sit with ANZAC (the big boys can port in Sri Lanka, though it's tempting right now to bring one over to ANZAC). I think Commonwealth British go to Rangoon and N. India with the SEAC AF.

For Australia, stack up air power and marine units. Then deploy the rest in the South Pacific to prepare.

Missing anything? I'm wondering if I need to deploy forces to defend Wake/Midway/Oahu. Also having trouble placing the new MAW.
60 12/12/2018 1:56:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Great. I will need some time to think about my reinforcements.

I forgot to flip one of the units in Townsville in the log, I'll rectify that what I post my reinforcements.
59 12/12/2018 1:55:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies End Turn
58 12/12/2018 1:49:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Looks right to me. I don't see any Japanese OOS.
57 12/12/2018 1:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Attrition segment:

(SL corp) in 2912 destroyed
(P bde) in Leyte destroyed
Dutch regiments in Timor, Menado and Amboina destroyed
US Air in Menado destroyed
R corps in Manila reduced
3 Ind in Kuantan reduced
8 Aus in Singapore reduced
Dutch air and ground in Tjilatjap reduced
1 Aus in Darwin reduced
2 Aus in Townsville reduced
Aus air in Townsville reduced

That should be all for Allied attrition.
I assume there is no JP attrition.

Can you check my work? If we are OK I will proceed with reinforcements.
56 12/12/2018 1:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message National status segment:
Mandates surrender

Kent ENM Bougainville to Cairns

55 12/12/2018 1:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
54 12/12/2018 1:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message All yours.
53 12/12/2018 12:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I realize also there was no point in rolling, as none of your units were in the hex to take damage even if I did crit.
52 12/12/2018 12:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message US Asia destroyed.

JP PBM.
51 12/12/2018 12:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
No reaction move possible.

A-N
US Asia automatically destroyed
Rolling for Allies
50 12/11/2018 11:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Getting Mac out is usually a good move. Gives you a lot more threats next turn even if he comes back from the Turn Track.
49 12/11/2018 11:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #33: 2 / Imperial Intervention
This event ends a Japanese inter-service rivalry. Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. Bonus: If this card is played as an event, the Japanese have the option to discard a card of their choice and re-place it with any card from the discard pile (not those removed from play).

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
SS 2+2=4
48 12/11/2018 1:40:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Turn done. Hopefully that wasn't a terrible mistake...
47 12/11/2018 1:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #1: 1 / Bataan Death March: Atrocity
Increase US Political Will by one if the Japanese control Manila (2813). Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Withdraw SW Pac
46 12/11/2018 1:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM done. All you.
45 12/11/2018 1:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Both units destroyed. (Remember to update ASP)

bty
PBM for JP.
44 12/11/2018 1:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
9


Message from Allies:
JP Ground Net +1 (+2 naval, +2 air, -3 mountain)
Allied Ground +3 (+3 for use of AA)

43 12/11/2018 12:46:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Roll for A-N:

+3 for surprise attack
42 12/11/2018 12:45:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Allied Intercept on 0-3.
41 12/11/2018 12:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #24: 1 / Submarine Attack
Play during an offensive; at the end of all combat against any active Allied naval units or against any active Allied naval unit, if no battle hexes were declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-4: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 5-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
SS 1+2=3
40 11/30/2018 1:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Change War in Europe value From 0 to 1
39 11/30/2018 1:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #42: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Allied Victory
Increase the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 1 1943: 1 1944: 2 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
38 11/30/2018 1:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM done. bty.
37 11/30/2018 1:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
7


Message from Allies:
Condition: Surprise attack

A-N combat:
JP +3
Allied: +0
36 11/30/2018 1:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Roll to change intelligence condition.

Allied success on die roll: 0-3
35 11/30/2018 12:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I'll be out until next Sunday. Should be back in operation on the 10th.
34 11/29/2018 10:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #75: 1 / Submarine Attack
Play during an offensive; at the end of all combat against any active Allied naval units or against any active Allied naval unit, if no battle hexes were declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-4: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 5-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
SS 1+2=3
33 11/29/2018 2:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Pass.

Allied passes: 0.
32 11/29/2018 2:01:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM done. Bty.

Feel free to adjust resources however you wish until turn 5. We have all the oil we need for three turns and then we tend to run out.
31 11/29/2018 1:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message US Asia CA destroyed.

Bty for PBM, but not for Nagato (Nagato did strat move)

Remember to update resources. I count 7 JP resources.
30 11/29/2018 1:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
7


Message from Allies:
Surprise attack.
A-N

JP Roll: +4
Allied Roll: +0
29 11/29/2018 1:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Roll for intelligence condition.

Target: 0-4
28 11/29/2018 12:54:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
COMB FLEET 2+3=5
27 11/28/2018 1:14:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Pass.

U.S. passes left: 1
26 11/28/2018 1:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM done. All you.
25 11/27/2018 11:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Back to you.
24 11/27/2018 11:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
No allied reaction move.
A-N not relevant.

Rolling for JP ground.
23 11/27/2018 10:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #78: 1 / Tainan Air Unit: Reinforcement
The Japanese player receives the Tainan Air Unit. This unit may be placed on any friendly, in supply, airfield that is within range of an in supply Japanese HQ. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
COMB FLEET 3+1=4
22 11/27/2018 10:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Move looks fine to me.

21 11/27/2018 2:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Offensive done. I don't think any PBM is possible for either of us, and I don't think a reaction move was possible.

Feel free to interrupt if I was wrong.
20 11/27/2018 2:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #72: 2 / Halsey: Carrier Raids on Japan
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4. Bonus: If during the offensive a US carrier naval unit declares a battle in a Japanese Island hex, unless the Japanese immediately play a weather card, the Allies randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
19 11/26/2018 8:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM done. bty.

I think that's the right choice in this case. Since the yellow dot units never come back you want to make me do the work to kill them.
18 11/26/2018 7:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Reaction move deleted. No activations.

A-N combat is not relevant; rolling solely for JP ground (Dutch response also not relevant).
17 11/25/2018 5:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message The extra rolls can just be ignored. It does that sometimes, I think it reads the click as two clicks and just processes it twice. If you roll too few just roll more until you get enough. Sometimes I forget to change to two dice for combat.
The Dutch don't like to go by sea so the DIV can't AA react to the battle, or I would have had to cover that. A good move, but not possible. I don't think sending the ship is good without the DIV going because it will have a 70% chance to die and only a 10% chance to get a crit. This is a dangerous attack for me since even if you do nothing I have a 10% chance to fail on the ground combat. But sometimes the Japanese have to try 70-90% chances and hope things work out. Feel free to redo however you want.
My move is an example of how to get units out of Japan and into the fight. Generally you'll want to get as much stuff moved up with each card play as you can, so look for opportunities to get units forward wherever you can as Japan.
bty.
16 11/25/2018 11:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Roll to change intelligence condition.

Success on 0-5. (I believe there is no modifier for movement through AZOI.)
15 11/25/2018 11:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Roll to change intelligence condition.

Success on 0-5. (I believe there is no modifier for movement through AZOI.)
14 11/25/2018 3:26:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 3 / Ichi-Go: China Offensive
Move the China marker one box to the left toward Government Collaped box. If moved into the Government Collapsed box China surrenders immediately. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
COMB FLEET 3+3=6
13 11/25/2018 2:27:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #4: 1 / Arcadia Conference
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. Bonus: The Allied player receives the ABDA HQ, which is place in any in supply port in Java, Borneo, Sumatra or Celebes. If no such port is available this HQ is removed from play for the remained of the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
ABDA HQ to Kendari
12 11/24/2018 10:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message File is up with PBM. bty.
11 11/24/2018 9:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No PBM-eligible units for allies. Both air units destroyed and no JP losses.

Will wait for vlog with your PBM.
10 11/24/2018 9:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Malaya Air unit destroyed.

Rolling for battle hex B
Allies

(FEAF will be destroyed irrespective of JP roll)
9 11/24/2018 9:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
2


Message from Allies:
Activate Malaya Air Unit to make it eligible for PBM.

Rolling A-N in Battle Hex A (2015)
Japan
Allies
8 11/24/2018 9:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I don't mind giving advice on what I would do. I think you're correct not to react. You will be putting units are risk for not much chance at a reward. You could get both DD's to Singapore and get a 10 attack which would give you 3 extra chances to get a hit, but you'd be risking both units so probably not worth it. Also I can miss on 0-2 on Singapore and only flip the air there since it's at full strength. It will take one hit for sure. One of Japan's biggest limitations turn 2 is attacks since I can only get multiple attacks with Military events and sometimes we don't have many of them. So just keeping ships in the ports can make it hard for me to get everything done I want to do.
You can roll the battle that's not an auto win. You can activate the Malaya air so if it lives you can move it if you want to on PBM.
Not a lot to do for USA this turn but hide and pray for crits.
7 11/24/2018 9:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Having said that, I don't think going to intercept changes anything, as I don't think I can create any special reaction battle hexes and I don't think it's in my interest to involve more units in any of those combats. You also eliminate the units on a 0.25x result, so I'm just fishing for crits, I assume.

Let me know if I have any of this wrong (you can ignore the strategy point on whether I want to do anything, if you don't want to teach in the middle of a game).

Anyway, assuming I haven't made an omission that you want to correct, my reaction move is over without changing the map state. Back to you.
6 11/24/2018 9:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Actually that was intercept on any non-9 result because of movement through Allied AZOI.
5 11/24/2018 9:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Roll to change intelligence condition.

Intercept at 7 or below.
4 11/24/2018 5:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #16: 3 / Operation RI: New Guinea Offensive
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
COMB FLEET 3+4=7
3 11/24/2018 3:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 12 to 11
2 11/24/2018 3:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

1 11/23/2018 11:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Arcadia Conference' option.

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