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226 4/22/2019 3:05:00 PM Master ID = 18339 Game Deleted
225 4/20/2019 1:21:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Reinforcements:

6th AF in hex 2517
26th AF in hex 3416
Junyo in hex 2019
31st inf in hex 2019
224 4/12/2019 12:37:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Hi David...are we calling it or we going to continue? Thanks...Larry
223 4/10/2019 7:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For Mahatama Gandi.
222 4/10/2019 7:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #21: 3 / Mahatma Gandhi: Worker Strikes in India
Can only be played in reaction to an Offensive activated by the SEAC HQ. Cancels a SEAC HQ offensive and the Allies must reduce one full strength Indian Corps (cannot eliminate a reduced unit, if none available, no additional effect). Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Cancels the offensive. I set all your units back to prior to the offensive, and reduced the 2 Ind (as it is the only unit eligible to be reduced).
221 4/10/2019 4:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message file in drop box
220 4/10/2019 4:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #70: 2 / Slim's Burma Offensive
Activate: SEAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only Commonwealth and Chinese units plus US air units may be activated. Bonus: The Allied player receives the 7th Armored Brigade. Place this unit in any friendly in supply, Indian or Burmese port hex. If this condition cannot be met, the unit is permanently remove from the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
activate SEAC...6 activations

7th armor placed in Dacca
219 4/8/2019 7:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #38: 3 / Grand Escort Command: Improved 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:
File in dp.
218 4/8/2019 5:14:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message file in drop box...
217 4/8/2019 5:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message change mind...SW PAC will activate for 5
216 4/8/2019 5:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #75: 3 / Operation Detachment: Iwo Jima
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 Conditions: An Allied ground unit must make an amphibious move to a hex within 10 hexes of Tokyo or this card may only be used as an OC.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
activate CPAC...6 activation...
215 4/7/2019 5:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Japanese PBM in dropbox.
214 4/5/2019 12:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message corrected file in drop box
213 4/5/2019 12:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I just realized I made a couple of mistakes...

First--Inter-service issues, so the Shokaku will be whole and I will instead elim the Junyo...I will have two army planes for 14 and the Northampton for 8..

Second--With the Shokaku you now have 20 factors--40 x .5...so I will also flip the 7AF LRB...that should correct everything...
212 4/4/2019 6:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message file in drop box
211 4/4/2019 6:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
sunk Shokaku with 24 factors, plus crit hit...

Japan roll for battle A
210 4/4/2019 6:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Ambush for Allies at +4
209 4/4/2019 5:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #12: 2 / Commander Rochefort: HYPO Success - JN25 Code break
Intelligence: Ambush. Bonus: During all battles of this Offensive, the Allied player achieves a critical hit result on all modified air-naval combat die rolls of 9 or greater. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
play this for ambush
208 4/2/2019 7:51:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #50: 3 / Ha-Go: Burma Offensive
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
File in DP. 5 activations.
207 4/2/2019 4:29:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message file in drop box...
206 4/2/2019 4:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
205 4/2/2019 4:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message will elim the Shokaku in Kwajalein(4715
204 4/2/2019 4:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Submarine Attack: British X Craft Attack Singapore...need a 0-7
203 4/2/2019 4:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #78: 1 / Submarine Attack: British X Craft Attack Singapore
Play during an offensive before the beginning of the combat phase, or at the conclusion of the Offensive 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. The target naval unit must be inactive and in a non-Japanese Islands port hex. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
will use this...
202 4/2/2019 4:20:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
activate ANZAC...3 activation's...
201 3/31/2019 12:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message PBM in dropbox.
200 3/30/2019 3:19:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Marine elim...no file...
199 3/30/2019 3:19:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
4


Message from Allies:
the Japanese air/naval will flip the marine unit...

Ground combat:

1--J +4
2--A
198 3/30/2019 3:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
197 3/30/2019 3:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #8: 1 / Australian Coast Watchers
Intelligence: Intercept. Conditions: Can only be played if Japanese air or naval units are activated for the current Offensive. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
I'll activate this card to prevent surprise, but won't activate any HQ...not enough movement to get there...then draw a new card...
196 3/29/2019 8:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #20: 2 / Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Airfield Bombardment: If, prior to reaction, a Japanese BB naval unit occupies a battle hex that contains an Allied air unit, but no Allied BB naval unit, then the Allied air unit (max) is reduced (Japanese player's choice) one step prior to air-naval combat (even if this eliminates the unit).

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Japanese:
File in dropbox.
195 3/25/2019 2:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
for sub card...
194 3/25/2019 2:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message miss...file in drop box...
193 3/25/2019 2:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
will fire against Shokaku
192 3/25/2019 2:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
will fire against Shokaku
191 3/24/2019 9:42:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Assigned damage and did PBM. Since you can flip one air unit, I made the assumption you want to flip one of the big ones, but change it if you like. File in dp.
190 3/24/2019 9:37:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
3


Message from Japanese:
Allies: AF 61
Japanese: AF 67
189 3/24/2019 9:32:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Intel: 6 or less.
188 3/23/2019 5:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message file in drop box
187 3/23/2019 4:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #50: 2 / Tornado Taskforce: Hollandia Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3 Bonus, MacArthur's Navy: Applies only if SW PAC HQ is the activating HQ and US Inter-Service Rivalry is in effect. The allies may activate US Navy units OR US Army units and a maximum of one non-carrier US Naval unit.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
activate C-PAC...total of 5
186 3/23/2019 9:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #5: 2 / Japanese Aircraft Production Efficiency: War Crime
2 Air Replacements: The Japanese receive 2 air replacement steps. These steps may be used immediately or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
File in DP.
185 3/21/2019 5:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message file in drop box...
184 3/21/2019 5:37:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
183 3/21/2019 5:37:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
for event and draw a card...
182 3/20/2019 8:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For Card 2.

File in dp.
181 3/20/2019 8:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #7: 2 / US Joint Staff Debate: US Inter-Service Rivalry
Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivalry is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
180 3/19/2019 5:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Very disappointed that I let Dutch East Indies fall when I see now how I could have saved it during my reinforcement phase by positioning a carrier and planes in Australia...oh well...a learning experience...:)

file in drop box
179 3/19/2019 5:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #82: 2 / China Offensive: Battle of Changsa-Hengyang
Move the China marker one box to the right toward the Stable Front box, unless this would put the China marker in the Stable Front box, in which case no effect.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
activate ANZAC...
178 3/18/2019 7:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Both Japanese units were flipped, because their defenses were halved for AA. File in DP, Allies up.
177 3/18/2019 5:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message file in drop box

176 3/18/2019 5:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
8


Message from Allies:
Ground combat:

1--Japan 36 factors -2 for mixed
2--Allies 6 factors +3
175 3/18/2019 1:53:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message HI David...question about reaction...can the ABDA HQ bring in reaction units...even though it's out of supply? 7.26 seems to suggest so, but I'm not sure...thanks...Larry
174 3/17/2019 6:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #18: 1 / Bridge on River Kwai: Death Railroad
If the Japanese control hexes 2108 and 2109, they become Trans Routes for the remainder of the game and any Japanese HQ that can trace a continuous Trans Routes via the Kwai RR to Rangoon has +1 added to its efficiency rating if any units are activated in Burma or Northern India. Place the Bridge Over the River Kwai marker near this location as a reminder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
File in DP.
173 3/17/2019 5:35:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message file in drop box...
172 3/17/2019 10:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message File in dropbox - Allies to flip one unit, then I will PBM.
171 3/17/2019 10:37:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
7


Message from Japanese:
Allies AF 38, JP AF 72
170 3/17/2019 10:20:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Intel: 7 or less
169 3/16/2019 7:03:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message File in drop box...
168 3/16/2019 6:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
activate ANZAC...for a total of 6...
167 3/15/2019 6:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #77: 3 / Fuel Shortage: Japanese re-deploy fleet
Due to fuel shortages the Japanese player may move the Combined Fleet HQ and up to 4 naval units of any type from their current location to any port hex which is within 3 hexes of a resource space. The movement of the HQ and naval units may not enter an unneutralized Allied air ZOI.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
File in dp.
166 3/13/2019 6:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message File in drop box...
165 3/12/2019 7:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 9 to 7
164 3/12/2019 7:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change US Political Will From 6 to 5
163 3/12/2019 6:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Allies to PBM.
162 3/12/2019 6:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
2


Message from Japanese:
Battle B: Allies 6 vs JP 46
161 3/12/2019 6:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Bloodbath, all ground units killed. Allies fail to take the island and lose 1 PW for loss of a Division-size element.
160 3/12/2019 6:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
9


Message from Japanese:
You're correct, I miscounted and thought I had 57 total defense factors.

Proceeding to ground battle. Allies 12 AF at +4 (A/N). JP 11 AF at +3 (vs Amphibious assault)
159 3/12/2019 5:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Hi David...why can't I elim all Air/Naval...I have 57 factors...the two planes add up to 40 factors and the CA adds up to 16 factors...which would be 56 factors...wouldn't that elim all the A/N? Larry
158 3/11/2019 7:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message JP inflicts no damage. Allies cannot eliminate all JP A/N, but only one will remain, flipped. Allies to choose. File in DP. You can continue the Amphibious assault
157 3/11/2019 6:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
1


Message from Japanese:
Battle A: A/N. Allies 58 vs JP 24
156 3/11/2019 6:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For JN25
155 3/11/2019 6:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #69: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
154 3/11/2019 2:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Thank you for checking...1M is in hex 4715...I left it to the side to count counters and didn't replace him...please do so
153 3/10/2019 6:35:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Larry - just checking on your C1 play. You have the 1M landing on Namu (4716). That's not actually part of Battle hex A. Rather, I will get a Special Reaction roll (with the AZOI bonus), and if successful, all I need to do is send a naval unit there and the Marines will be turned back with a step loss. I wanted to confirm that was your intention.
152 3/10/2019 6:32:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

151 3/9/2019 5:02:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message file in drop box...fixed Turn for ACTS and adjusted file names to be turn 4 instead of 3...
150 3/9/2019 4:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive 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:
activate C-PAC...8
149 3/9/2019 2:51:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message ...that's was my fault...must have hit end of turn twice...corrected

and I added +1 to the turn, instead of the die roll...so no card or amp reductions...
148 3/9/2019 2:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change game turn Game turn changed to Sep-Dec 1942
147 3/8/2019 9:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Okay, I believe we are in turn 4 (Sep-Dec 42) but the ACTS systems shows us in turn 5 (Jan-Apr 1943). Am I confused here?

And if we are still in 1942, then the sub warfare roll failed as it gets a +1 for all 42 turns.
146 3/7/2019 1:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message File in drop box...not sure if you actually placed turn 4's reinforcements...see general turn track...maybe I just missed it...

Allies go first, so once you check, let me know and I will play my first card...thanks...
145 3/7/2019 1:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

144 3/7/2019 1:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies End Turn
143 3/7/2019 1:39:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies End Turn
142 3/7/2019 1:31:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message 4 -4 = 0...Japanese lose one card, AMP to 6
141 3/7/2019 1:26:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Submarine warfare at +1
140 3/7/2019 1:22:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Detail roll for 14AF...0-1 3 turn delay
139 3/6/2019 2:49:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Hi David...just to make sure...the reinforcements I will delay is turn 4 reinforcements...since we skipped turn 1 and have played turns 2 and 3...correct? Larry
138 3/4/2019 8:58:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Japanese reinforcements/replacements in dp.
137 3/4/2019 4:26:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message file in drop box...includes my reinforcements...forgot to place delayed...will do so on my replacement phase...
136 3/4/2019 3:56:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #45: 3 / Operation Flintlock: Marshall Is. Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
activate SEAC in 1805...5
135 3/3/2019 6:56:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #85: 2 / Battle of Kolombangara
Activation: Any HQ Intelligence: Intercept Logistic Value: Equal to Allied OC value. Conditions: Only naval units may be activated. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Sorry for delay - I am back. Strat moves only. File in dp.
134 2/25/2019 4:36:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
no file...
133 2/24/2019 8:41:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message PBM in drop box.

Note: I will be at PrezCon this week, so I probably won't be able to submit moves. (I'll try, but getting Vassal to run on my MacBook has always been a problem.)
132 2/23/2019 3:43:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message we hang on, but barely...file in drop box
131 2/23/2019 3:40:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
8


Message from Allies:
Ground Attack:

1--Japan +2 (+4/-2)
2--Allied
130 2/23/2019 3:36:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Allies:
Naval/Air Rolls:

1--Japan
2--Allies
129 2/23/2019 3:33:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message successful due to ZOI...

128 2/23/2019 3:33:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Intel roll--
127 2/23/2019 9:21:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #45: 3 / Operation Sho-Go
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if Combined Fleet HQ, otherwise: 4. Intelligence: Intercept. Bonus: If a Kamikaze attack reaction card is played in conjunction with this card, increase the effect of the Kamikaze reaction card by one additional Allied naval step loss in one battle. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:

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