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320 1/19/2019 12:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message No Problem. Just put a message in here whenever you get done and I'll do mine. I'm not looking forward to all your carriers.
319 1/18/2019 9:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Sorry, work has been crazy and I haven't had a lot of time to sit down and figure out the right reinforcement placement...
318 1/17/2019 1:58:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
SS 2+2=4
317 1/16/2019 12:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Me too. Your last card.
316 1/16/2019 12:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
315 1/16/2019 12:41:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Sorry, I didn't see a post on here. You did PBM on Vassal, but I didn't notice it.

I will play to FOQ.
314 1/13/2019 4:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message All you for PBM.
313 1/13/2019 4:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Intel:
312 1/12/2019 10:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #62: 3 / Operation King II: A-Day - "I Have Returned" Invasion of Leyte
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Conditions: may only be played as an event if at least one battle hex is declared in a Philippine hex. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
ANZAC 1+3=4
311 1/12/2019 10:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #30: 3 / Flight Instructors: Japanese Improve Training and Maintenance.
3 Air Replacements: The Japanese player receives 3 air replacement steps that may be used immediately or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Some Air replacements:
310 1/12/2019 10:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message That was unfortunate.

(I suppose a crit could have happened to either of us, though.)
309 1/12/2019 8:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
9


Message from Japanese:
Battle A:
A/N:
AP 68+1
JP 60+0
308 1/12/2019 8:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Intel:
307 1/11/2019 8:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Crap, I may have sent it to the wrong directory.
306 1/11/2019 8:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Is there a file with this? I don't see it.
305 1/11/2019 12:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #53: 3 / Operation Forager II: Invasion of Saipan and Tinian
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
SW Pac 2+4=6
304 1/10/2019 8:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message We will pass. bty.
303 1/10/2019 8:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change War in Europe value From -1 to 1
302 1/10/2019 8:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #66: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Major 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: 2 1944: 3 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
301 1/10/2019 8:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #72: 3 / Carrier Conversion: Reinforcement
3 Naval Replacements: The Japanese player receives 3 naval replacement steps. These may be used immediately, or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
We'll pick up some cannon fodder.
300 1/10/2019 12:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Back to you.
299 1/10/2019 12:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #66: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Major Allied Victory

Message from Allies:
Fished from discard pile.
298 1/10/2019 12:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Discard Strategy card #19: 2 / Anakim Operation: Burma Offensive
OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
297 1/10/2019 12:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #10: 1 / General Douglas MacArthur: Pacific First Strategy
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: If this card is played as an event, the Allies 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). Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Ugh. I'm loath to do this, but I think it's the right play.
296 1/10/2019 12:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
We'll bring this little guy in.
bty
295 1/9/2019 8:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Right - I suppose you wouldn't blow Sho-go for either of those.

(I was actually really worried about a kamikaze card on the first play...)
294 1/9/2019 8:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message bty for PBM.
293 1/9/2019 8:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Battle B:
A/N:
AP 10+4
292 1/9/2019 2:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Uh oh, no reply to "just roll" has me worried...
291 1/9/2019 1:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message (I'm sitting on the edge of my seat...)
290 1/9/2019 1:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #35: 2 / Operation Ash: Vella Lavella Invasion
Activate: Anzac HQ only. Logistic Value: 2 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but the only ground unit that can be activated is the 3rd NZ division.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
OK. I am guessing you don't have an intel card since you didn't react to the 1 OC in the home islands, and you probably would have liked to save that AD.

Hoping I am not a great fool here.

LMK if you intercept or counter-offensive.

ANZAC 1+2=3
289 1/9/2019 12:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message All yours. I don't get the bonus unless I use the Marines so I think it was correct.

Who knows what nasty tricks I might have? Maybe I should have sent him on up front. We shall see.

288 1/9/2019 12:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message This would've been so much more interesting if you'd just forward deployed Yamamoto :)
287 1/9/2019 12:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Back to you for PBM. I did my EAM in advance since there was nowhere else to go.

Also I swapped the 2MAW and the 7AF (assuming you're OK with that)
286 1/9/2019 12:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Flip 15 Army.

(Oops, I didn't even count your elite bonus)
285 1/9/2019 12:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Flip 11AF LRB

Allied ground combat (R elimination automatic)
5+3
284 1/9/2019 12:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

7
7
2


Message from Allies:
Activate 11AF, join battle hex A

A-N
Battle Hex A
JP12+0
Allied Crit only

Battle Hex B
JP no factors
Allied crit only
283 1/9/2019 12:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
In any event, intel roll on 0-6
282 1/9/2019 12:01:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message If that's the case, can I send the 2MAW to the turn track instead of the 7AF? I didn't realize overstack delayed it by a turn.
281 1/8/2019 11:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #23: 2 / Operation RE: Attack on Milne Bay
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Elite Units: The Japanese player gains a +1 ground combat die modifier if any brigade size ground units are involved in a ground combat during this Offensive.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
COMB FLEET 3+3=6
280 1/8/2019 1:51:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #36: 3 / Operation Cherry Blossom: Bougainville Landing
Activate: Any HQ. Logistics Value: 5 Arleigh Burke: US CA naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
South HQ 1+5=6

Time for USN and USAF to skedaddle from the western pacific
279 1/7/2019 10:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message OK. I read it that way too.
278 1/7/2019 9:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message bty for EAM and next card.

Not sure on Lilliput. I would assume it only affects activation as it doesn't say anything about supply, but I didn't see anything on it in the forums.
277 1/7/2019 2:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Also, have a question about Operation Lilliput (I'm not representing that I have or don't have the card). It only affects activation and not supply, right? Critically, it wouldn't allow the SW Pac to activate the Aussies in Menado or the NZ in Koepang, because they are still OOS?
276 1/7/2019 1:40:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Right, also - one flip on Marcus
275 1/7/2019 1:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Ground combat is automatic. Back to Japan for PBM, then allied EAM.
274 1/7/2019 1:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 4

0
2
6
7


Message from Allies:
Intercept. No reaction.

A-N
Battle hex A

JP 30+0
Allied 12+1

Battle Hex B
JP 26+0
Allied Crit only
273 1/7/2019 1:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Anyway, rolling for intelligence. Success on all but 9.
272 1/7/2019 1:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message (Barring a counter-offensive card, anyway)
271 1/7/2019 1:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message I knew I should have fired Ghormley. Halsey would have been able to handle this.

I'm seeing no HQ that can react with a reasonably sized force, yeah?
270 1/7/2019 1:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Togo just wants to resign so he doesn't get blamed for all this. We'll see if Yamamoto can bail him out.
269 1/7/2019 1:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #25: 3 / Operation KA: Battle for the Eastern Solomons
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Allied Tactical Confusion: US aircraft carrier naval units have their attack strength reduced by 2 for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
SS 2+4=6
268 1/6/2019 12:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message PBM done, bty.

Also, a thought occurred to me - why would Tojo want to have resigned last round? Is it that a Tojo resignation could set you up for a KO victory? Or is it to avoid the deck reshuffle?
267 1/5/2019 9:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I die bty.
266 1/5/2019 9:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
Intel:
265 1/5/2019 5:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 7 to 5
264 1/5/2019 5:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Operations #3: 1 / Prime Minister Curtin
2 Ground replacements: The Australians get two ground replacements that must be used immediately to bring Australian ground units from reduced to full strength, or from the eliminated plie to reduced strength or full strength, which are placed in any friendly Australian port. Any unused replacements are forfeit. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
CPac 1+3=4
263 1/5/2019 3:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message All you. Would you mark 1 pass for Japan.
262 1/5/2019 3:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

261 1/5/2019 3:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
Roll for subs:
260 1/5/2019 3:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Replacements done.
259 1/5/2019 12:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Not a problem. I can move them when I do my replacements.
258 1/5/2019 11:00:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message And by Marianas, I meant Marcus of course =)
257 1/5/2019 10:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message I think I wanted the MAW at Marianas after all.

OK to say no, since I've already drawn (the draw didn't affect my decision, I was just studying the map).
256 1/5/2019 2:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Crap, I may have screwed up my reinforcements.
255 1/5/2019 12:44:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Once all that is done, if your subs have been hit, let me know if you grab initiative.

(I'm guessing you didn't hold a military event, but that's just me. :))
254 1/5/2019 12:41:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

253 1/5/2019 12:41:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message My replacements are done. Over to you for JP replacements.

I'm going to draw. Go ahead and roll subs once you upload JP replacements.
252 1/5/2019 12:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message All you for replacements and cards.
251 1/5/2019 12:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message I fixed the overstack. Over to you for reinforcements, then my replacements (then maybe your replacements, if you're using).
250 1/4/2019 11:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I don't thing Oahu is in danger, but just your supply line in general. When you're far from home you want to be careful you can get gas and bombs.
249 1/4/2019 8:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message When you say protecting base, do you mean Oahu? (I just want to make sure I'm being smart about coverage).
248 1/4/2019 8:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I'm pretty sure you're right about Yamamoto having to come back home. Tojo is probably thinking he should have resigned too.
I think Marcus Island is overloaded with Allied might. Feel free to adjust as you wish, I think all but the Marine battalion are reinforcements.
This game is like Go. If you are too aggressive, with out protecting your base, it doesn't end well.

This looks like a good move to me. Other than risking your somewhat depleted infantry I don't know that you're taking any risks. You want to be fighting somewhere and if you win doing it, that's even better. As long as you're killing things as the USA it'll usually be okay in the end. Although sometimes the dice will bite you. This is also a good example of hit 'em where they ain't that works well for the Allies. One thing to be careful of at this stage of the game is that you don't end up in a big internment camp. I've seen the US Fleet get stranded, sort of like I've done to myself here. Normally see this move going through the Philippines in the early game, but the principal is the same. Get Japan reacting to you not the other way around.
We'll see where this goes. It should be interesting.
247 1/4/2019 2:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message You can always forward deploy him and we'll see what happens :)
246 1/3/2019 11:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message I do believe that Yamamoto is obliged to return. Otherwise I am fairly certain that in one operation I can project AZOI over all home islands hexes, putting all JP HQs OOS.
245 1/3/2019 11:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
XXIV divert to Europe roll.

Divert on 0-1.
244 1/3/2019 11:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I should say PW =6.
243 1/3/2019 11:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change US Political Will From 7 to 6
242 1/3/2019 11:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Could you mark WIE as -1 on the map and PoW s/b 6.
241 1/3/2019 11:47:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese End Turn Japanese deck was reshuffled.

240 1/3/2019 11:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Looks like Yamamoto got out of town just in time. Now he might have to go back. We'll see what manner of evil plan you are up to.
239 1/3/2019 10:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Nevermind. Carry on. Let me know when I'm good for reinforcements.
238 1/3/2019 10:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Actually wait. Can I adjust my last play?
237 1/3/2019 10:06:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message This game just got a lot shorter, for either you or me.

Check my work on 26 and EOT. If clear, I'll move on to T5 and Allied R&R.
236 1/3/2019 9:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #32: 3 / Operation Reno II: Invasion of Rabaul
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 7 if US SW HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
CF HQ: 3+4=7
235 1/3/2019 9:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #43: 1 / Tojo Resigns: Moderates in Power
If the game turn is 1944 or later, this card must be played as an event otherwise it is a Japanese option to play as an event, an OC, or discard. Reduce US Political Will by two. The Allied Manchurian Invasion card's prerequisite has been met. Flip the game turn marker from its PM Tojo to its Tojo Resigns side as a reminder. RESHUFFLE: If this card is played as an OC or a discard, reshuffle the Japanese deck at the end of this game turn. This card may not be played as a Future Offensive. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

NOTE: Deck will be reshuffled before next deal.Message from Japanese:
We'll move our COMB FLEET.
234 1/2/2019 10:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Yeah, this has played out in a way I didn't realize the game could play out.
233 1/2/2019 9:14:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
232 1/2/2019 9:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
231 1/2/2019 8:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Still your go, yes?
230 1/2/2019 8:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Draw for the storm card:
229 1/2/2019 8:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #64: 2 / Weather: Halsey's Typhoon
Allied Offensive is canceled. All units are placed back at their starting locations. The Japanese player may reduce one full strength Allied CA or DD naval unit (Japanese player choice) that was activated for the canceled Offensive. This can only reduce, not eliminate, the naval unit. If none of the specified naval units are available, there is no additional effect. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Not going to lie this is one of the strangest games I've played. But, I say that after about 1/2 of them so probably not really all that odd.

I've probably play 30+ games and it seems like I learn something new after most of them. I never would have guessed your interpretation of the last INF losses, but I guess it makes sense. At the end of the day I would have been happy with any kill in that hex.

We will turn back the clock a bit to keep you from gaining two cards at the end of the turn.
228 1/2/2019 1:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message By the way, this is the most fun I've had on a wargame in a while. I can't remember the last time I refreshed a page every few minutes.
227 1/2/2019 12:56:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #66: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Major 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: 2 1944: 3 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
I figured it was too good to be true.

SEAC 1+2=3.
No battles.
226 1/2/2019 12:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change War in Europe value From 1 to -1
225 1/2/2019 12:49:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #53: 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:
I better sneak this in.
224 1/1/2019 8:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Hah! Was hoping to steal another step - alas, no such luck. I'll let you update the map for Ghormley W/D on your next move (had to step away after viewing your PBM).
223 1/1/2019 8:21:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #76: 2 / Oboe: Australians Invade Borneo
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Any nationality air and naval units may be activated, but only Australian ground units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Withdraw Ghormley.
222 1/1/2019 8:20:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message bty. We are cheering in the streets of Manila. Finally!


221 1/1/2019 8:06:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message No damage. Allied corps destroyed. Back to you for PBM.

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