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407 2/20/2019 9:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message In case you want to double check the logs for the air units, it's Turn 6 log 6.

(The air units were lost with the fall of Iwo, but I think they go to elim for failure of EAM rather than 2 turns later for overstack.)
406 2/20/2019 9:29:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies End Turn Allies deck was reshuffled.

405 2/20/2019 9:18:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message (Actually, I went ahead and sent them to the dead pool when I did my reinforcements. Go ahead and put them back on the turn track if you disagree...)
404 2/20/2019 9:00:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I did EOT. One point I want to check with you. The Iwo Jima air units were placed on the turn track when I lost Iwo. I think this is actually wrong and they should have been eliminated. Can you confirm you agree?

If so I will put them in dead pool for replacements.
403 2/20/2019 8:40:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message I'll play to FOQ so bty for EoT.
402 2/20/2019 8:39:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
401 2/20/2019 2:08:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message At least my reinforcements phase will be short this next turn :)
400 2/20/2019 1:58:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Sad, but true. Alas, the Allies will need to see if their luck holds out - either on the Pacific or in the political theater...

PBM done.
399 2/20/2019 1:56:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message With both decks reshuffled it will make a bomb Victory more random.

398 2/20/2019 1:54:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Good idea to not move in AZOI if you can avoid it. It almost doubles your chance for surprise, even on a 3 card.
bty for PBM.
397 2/20/2019 1:47:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Intel:
396 2/20/2019 1:05:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Also, I appear to have skipped over your move, so remember to move CF to the turn track...
395 2/19/2019 11:26:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message No movement inside AZOI, so I think your intel roll is against 0-3, but let me know if you disagree.
394 2/19/2019 11:25:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #79: 3 / Soviets Invade Manchuria
Manchuria: If Tojo has resigned, then this card MUST be played as an event, otherwise it can only be played as an OC. If played as the event the Japanese permanently lose two Resource Hexes (3302 and 3303). Place a Soviet Flag in each hex to denote Allied control that counts for Progress of the War. Bonus: If China has not surrendered, move the China marker two boxes toward or into the Stable Front box.. RESHUFFLE: If played as an OC or discarded, place this card back in the deck and reshuffle the deck at the end of the game turn. If played as the event, permanently remove this card from the deck and do NOT reshuffle. This card may not be played as a Future Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 0

NOTE: Deck will be reshuffled before next deal.Message from Allies:
ANZAC 1+3=4
393 2/19/2019 8:10:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Operations #22: 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:
We'll try to move Yamamoto to the forward battle area again.
392 2/19/2019 8:01:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message They've ruled that any combat negates and extended range move for parenthetical Air, both before or after the combat for that turn.
391 2/18/2019 11:13:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Actually, I think I don't want to PBM with extended range anyway (but would be good to get an answer in case relevant in the future).
390 2/18/2019 10:49:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I forget - can I PBM with the parenthetical range if they participated in combat?
389 2/18/2019 10:45:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message bty for PBM.
388 2/18/2019 10:45:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Battle A:
A/N:
JP need crit
387 2/18/2019 10:44:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Battle A:
A/N:
AP 10+3
386 2/18/2019 10:43:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Intel:
385 2/18/2019 10:42:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
SR Rabaul:
384 2/18/2019 10:41:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
SR Guadalcanal:
383 2/18/2019 10:40:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Change War in Europe value From 1 to -1
382 2/18/2019 10:27:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 3 / Black Day: US New Guinea Air Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air units may be activated.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Poor luck makes for bad card play. Over to you.

ANZAC 1+3=4
381 2/18/2019 10:21:00 PM May-Aug 1943 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:
SS 2+3=5
380 2/18/2019 9:47:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message FOQ card. Back to you.
379 2/18/2019 9:47:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
378 2/18/2019 8:26:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #55: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Major 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: 3 1943: 2 1944: 1 1945: No Effect Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
See if we can slow down these Allied reinforcements:
377 2/17/2019 11:23:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message PBM done. To you.
376 2/17/2019 11:08:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Sometimes you can be pretty sure we can't react, but it's hard to know if we're sandbagging intel cards. We know the USA has a lot of great cards and will be attacking all the time.
Also, be careful using BBs as they can be rendered useless with enough air, unless you roll a crit. But you also don't care about losing them as they're not that useful, except for taking hits.
Bty for PBM.
375 2/17/2019 9:34:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Yikes. Thought I might draw out a counteroffensive, but not an intercept. Thought you would've wanted to play that for Soerabaja...
374 2/17/2019 8:13:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Draw for Intel card:
373 2/17/2019 8:13:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message You can do my hits and then I'll PBM.
372 2/17/2019 8:09:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
Battle A:
A/N:
AP 40+1
JP 68+0
371 2/17/2019 8:08:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #49: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
See what we can draw with this:
370 2/17/2019 7:20:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #44: 2 / Operation Squarepeg: Green Is. 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:
Our friends across the pond are getting restless.

ANZAC: 1+2=3.

1 battle.
369 2/17/2019 5:13:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Japan will take a pass.
bty.
368 2/17/2019 1:31:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message PBM done.
367 2/17/2019 1:06:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message bty for PBM.

366 2/17/2019 1:01:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
0


Message from Japanese:
Battle A:
A/N:
AP 20+1
JP 50+0
365 2/17/2019 12:57:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
Intel:
364 2/16/2019 5:37:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #22: 2 / Orde Wingate: Chindits
Cancel the activation of one Japanese ground unit that activated in Burma or Northern India (Allied player's choice). Place the deactivated unit back in its starting hex. 77 SF Bde: The Allies gain the 77 Special Forces Brigade as a reinforcement during the next game turn (it cannot be delayed). Place the unit on the game turn track as a reminder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
The 77 SF would be nice, but since I doubt you'll be activating units in Burma or Northern India, probably not worth a whole card...

SW Pac 2+2=4
363 2/10/2019 2:58:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message No problem. Life has a way of interfering with game time. The nerve!


362 2/10/2019 3:20:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Sorry for the delay. I'll try to respond in next day or two...
361 2/6/2019 9:45:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #32: 3 / Operation I-Go: Air Offensive
Acitvation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air units may be activated. Air Shuttle: The Japanese gain a +1 die roll modification during air-naval combat if the battle is within 6 hexes of an inactive Japanese CV or CVL naval unit.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
SOUTH 1+3=4
360 2/6/2019 12:25:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message PBM done.
359 2/5/2019 8:57:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message All you for PBM.

358 2/5/2019 8:49:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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2


Message from Japanese:
Battle A:
Ground:
AP 12-2
JP 4+3
357 2/4/2019 10:29:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Born, sadly, of necessity. Did I get turned back?
356 2/4/2019 10:13:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Bty for hits before I finish up and PBM.
355 2/4/2019 10:06:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
3


Message from Japanese:
Battle A:
A/N:
AP 48+1
JP 62+0
354 2/4/2019 10:04:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
No lack of daring with these Americans. I will say that for them:

Intel:
353 2/4/2019 9:41:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #9: 3 / Olympic and Coronet: the Invasion of Japan
Activate: US SW or Central Pacific HQs only. Logistic Value: 12 Conditions: In order for this card to be played as an event at least one Japanese Islands hex must be declared a battle hex and the potential for a ground combat must exist in the designated Japanese Islands battle hex. Bonus: The Allies temporarily gain 4 ASPs that can be used for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
I forgot to mark the battle hex, but everyone into Soerabaja.

SW Pac: 3+2=5
352 2/4/2019 6:22:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
For sub card. 0-7.
351 2/4/2019 6:22:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
350 2/4/2019 6:21:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #68: 1 / Submarine Attack: Archerfish sinks Shinano
Play during an Offensive after combat against any active Japanese naval units or against any active Japanese naval unit if no battle hexes are declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-7: Japanese lose one naval step (Allies chooses, can eliminated a unit). 8-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
349 2/4/2019 12:09:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #37: 3 / 1st Convoy Escort Fleet: Escort Organization
Activation: Combined Fleet HQ only Logistic Value: 2 Bonus: The Japanese player places the Escort marker on the game turn track on its +2 side or flips the escort marker to its +4 side if the marker is already in play on its +2 side. See Submarine Warfare for effects of this die roll modifier. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
COMB FLEET 3+2=5
348 2/3/2019 8:09:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
PT boats
347 2/3/2019 8:09:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #23: 2 / PT Boats
Flip the Japanese ASP marker to its No Barges side. If Japanese Barges are not currently in play (Japanese card 73) that event is permanently superseded. Place the PT Boat marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
346 2/3/2019 7:58:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message PBM done. bty.

Always hard to say on the ambush cards, but by this point in the game play them if you can do more damage than you could by just attacking with them. Probably not much more Japanese offensive action from here out.
345 2/3/2019 7:44:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message To you for PBM. I didn't do any of the flips on dropbox (my internet connection is spotty)
344 2/3/2019 7:43:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Eliminate JP 15 and 14 armies
35 takes the island
1M dies, 5AF and 7AF die
343 2/3/2019 7:42:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Ground combat

JP elimination automatic, defends at 1/2 strength
US 12+7
342 2/3/2019 7:37:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Flip Hiei

JP 17+0
341 2/3/2019 7:36:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
A-N, allied first
14+5
340 2/3/2019 7:36:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #26: 2 / US Army Breaks Japanese Army Codes
Intelligence: Ambush. Bonus: For the duration of the Offensive the Allies gain +4 in any ground combat, in addition to the normal ambush modifier for air-naval combat. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Honestly, I wanted to save this for something better. But let's not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
339 2/2/2019 9:40:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #81: 2 / Kamikaze Attack
Play prior to one battle of the Offensive that is within 11 hexes of Tokyo (3706) and within extended range of a Japanese air unit. The Japanese player eliminates two Allied naval steps (Japanese player's choice, may not eliminate a unit unless there is no other option), while reducing the Japanese air unit whose range was used one step (even if this would eliminate the air unit). No more than one Kamikaze per battle, but more than one Kamikaze per offensive is allowed. Draw One Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
COMB FLEET 3+2=5
338 2/2/2019 11:32:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Ack! I think I forgot about the pass.
337 2/2/2019 11:29:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Ack! I think I forgot about the pass.
336 2/2/2019 11:16:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #60: 3 / 20th Bomber Command: B29 Raids from China
Randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand if a B29 air unit is located in the China air unit box. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
335 2/1/2019 8:24:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message You can add one pass for Japan.
334 2/1/2019 8:19:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

333 2/1/2019 8:18:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Sub roll:
332 2/1/2019 8:18:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Replacements are done. I will roll for subs
331 2/1/2019 3:54:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I did. File should be up
330 2/1/2019 7:40:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

329 1/31/2019 9:21:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Not likely to matter I guess. I went ahead and set it to 5.

Did you do replacements?

328 1/31/2019 9:20:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Change US Political Will From 6 to 5
327 1/31/2019 5:26:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I assume it's the lower. We have dei, Philippines, and I missed pow one turn
326 1/31/2019 1:33:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Do you know if PW is 5 or 6? We have both.
325 1/31/2019 1:32:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message All you for replacements.
324 1/30/2019 6:22:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Reinforcements (finally) up
323 1/29/2019 5:56:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message OK, finally on vacation and should be able to get to this in a day or two
322 1/19/2019 3:02:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Hah! I'm looking forward to it...just as soon as I can get over the brain damage of figuring out how to place them.
321 1/19/2019 12:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese End Turn
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

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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:

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