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79 1/21/2019 10:19:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Japanese reinforcements done. Allies to draw and decide whether to use FO to go first.
78 1/21/2019 10:19:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

77 1/21/2019 10:18:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 12 to 9
76 1/21/2019 10:18:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change US Political Will From 8 to 6
75 1/21/2019 10:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese End Turn
74 1/19/2019 6:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hi David...believe I did the reinforcement phase correctly...loaded two files 023 and 024...

also, I was messing with the order and placed the two older files on top(they don't have numbers in front of the file names)...I was going to delete them, but thought I would let you do that if you don't know how to move them to the bottom of the drop box file...Larry
73 1/19/2019 6:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

2
1
7
8
8
7


Message from Allies:
Sent to Europe:

1--XIV
2--I
3--13AF
4--13AF LRB
5--11AF
6--11AF LRB
72 1/19/2019 6:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #55: 3 / Operation Forager: Marianas Is. Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot: Japanese aircraft carrier naval units have their attack strength reduced by 2 for the duration of this Offensive. In addition, at the conclusion of the Offensive, one active Japanese air unit or an air unit in a battle hex (Allied Player's choice) loses one step, which may eliminate the air unit.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
activate C PAC in Hawaii...
71 1/18/2019 6:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Oops - I missed the fact that you have 1 card left. Go ahead and play it and adjust the file I posted as needed.
70 1/18/2019 6:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Also putting my last card down as a Future Offensive. Map updated. Allies to Reinforce/Replace first.
69 1/18/2019 2:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No file...your turn...
68 1/18/2019 2:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Will play this for future Offensive
67 1/16/2019 7:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM file posted. Allies to move.

Note that the Col. Tsuji card gives the Japanese a *final* modifier of +4 in ground combat, including terrain. In this case, the outcome of both battles was still the same.
66 1/14/2019 5:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message file in drop box...for post movement...
65 1/14/2019 5:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Attack B (surprise attack)

1--Japanese +4, -2 for mixed = +2
64 1/14/2019 5:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Attack A:

1--Allies +0
63 1/14/2019 5:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
no reaction card to play this round...

Attack A (surprise attack)

1--Japanese +4, -2 for mixed = +2

62 1/13/2019 4:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #3: 2 / Col. Tsuji, Unit 82: Jungle Warfare
Activate: Any HQ Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Surprise Attack Conditions: Only Japanese ground units may be activated. Bonus: In any ground combat that occurs in a Malaya, Jungle or Mixed terrain hex for the duration of this operation, the final die roll modifier for the Japanese in any ground battles is +4.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Log file in dropbox. Allies to react/battle.
61 1/13/2019 4:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allies take second pass...no file...
60 1/12/2019 11:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Japanese PBM complete. File in dp. Allies up.
59 1/12/2019 4:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message file in drop box
58 1/12/2019 4:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
0


Message from Allies:
no reaction--actually it was not -2 as Japan did not fly through ZOIs...

Naval/Air

1--Japanese
2--Allies
57 1/12/2019 4:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
intell roll -2
56 1/11/2019 7:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #35: 3 / Operation KE: Guadalcanal Evacuation
Choose a Japanese occupied coastal hex. Up to 3 Japanese ground units in the chose hex and all adjacent hexes (that do not have to be coastal hexes) may conduct strategic naval movement (with no amphibious shipping points required) from these hexes to any single friendly port hex. No battles may be initiated. The move is unaffected by Allied air ZOI, however all other conditions for a strategic naval move apply.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Log file in dropbox. Allies to react.
55 1/10/2019 11:55:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No PBM for Allies

Pass number one for Allies...no file
54 1/8/2019 8:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Japanese PBM complete. Allies to PBM and take turn.
53 1/7/2019 5:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message file in drop box...
52 1/7/2019 5:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message On attack B...on the VASSAL memo, I said my attack factors were 12 factors...actually it was 6 factors, so Allies missed completely...I corrected on map...
51 1/7/2019 4:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
1


Message from Allies:
Attack C:

1--Japanese
2--Allies
50 1/7/2019 4:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from Allies:
Attack B:

1--Japanese
2--Allies
49 1/7/2019 4:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
no roll for Japanese...automatic elim even on quarter roll...

1--British roll...need a crit
48 1/7/2019 4:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message activated Dutch CL and US CA...moved both to Tjilatjap...
47 1/7/2019 4:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Int roll...anything but a 9 I do believe...
46 1/6/2019 11:32:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #59: 3 / Central Force: Conquest of Borneo
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Paratroopers: Prior to movement place a Japanese control marker in a hex that is within extended range of an active Japanese air unit if (1) the hex is either unoccupied or is occupied solely by a Dutch regiment; and (2) the hex is not within an unneutralized Allied air ZOI. Eliminate the Dutch regiment.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Log file in dropbox. Allies to roll intel and conduct battles.
45 1/4/2019 5:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message file in drop box...
44 1/4/2019 5:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #49: 1 / Roosevelt Threatens Chungking: Chinese Army Offensive
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. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate ABDA...move 1 Aus from Darwin to 2220
43 12/31/2018 2:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hi David...the last file you uploaded to drop box was from a previous version of the module...4.1Q I believe...all the other files you uploaded were the current module version of 4.3Q...please resubmit...want to make sure we're using same version...thank you...Larry

P.S. Happy New Year
42 12/30/2018 9:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM complete.
41 12/30/2018 10:14:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message file in dropbox...
40 12/30/2018 10:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
3


Message from Allies:
no reaction:

Air combat:

1--Japan
2--Allies
39 12/30/2018 10:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Intell roll at -2


38 12/29/2018 1:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 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:
Log file in dropbox - US to react/roll battle.
37 12/26/2018 2:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message file in drop box
36 12/26/2018 2:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Discard random Strategy card #72: 2 / Halsey: Carrier Raids on Japan

Message from Allies:
#2 card...
35 12/26/2018 2:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Discard random Strategy card #14: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Allied Victory

Message from Allies:
Chris told me that I'm only suppose to have 5 cards to start...so, will discard 2 cards at random...#1 card
34 12/26/2018 2:01:00 PM 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:
Placed in 2220...
33 12/24/2018 2:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hi David...just noticed you uploaded your file to drop box...was waiting for a ACTS file...won't do that again...will check drop box...

Also, I just noticed I'm suppose to have only 5 cards for the turn 2...so I was just going to randomly discard two cards...before I do...am I missing something on just having 5 cards?

Larry
32 12/19/2018 5:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Your PBM...file in log
31 12/19/2018 5:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
9


Message from Allies:
combat roll in Manila air/naval:

1--JP
2--Allied
30 12/19/2018 5:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message activate SW PAC...SL corp to Manila
29 12/19/2018 5:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
lets do that again -2 to Intel roll
28 12/19/2018 5:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
8


Message from Allies:
Intel roll +2
27 12/18/2018 8:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #63: 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:
Log file posted. One battle - you are up to React/roll Int then conduct battle.
26 12/17/2018 4:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message File in dropbox...
25 12/17/2018 4:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #33: 2 / Quadrant Conference: Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated. Bonus: 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. In addition, the Allies may immediately construct the Jarhat Trans Route for no cost. If Jarhat already constructed the either Ledo or Imphal can be constructed.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
activate SEAC HQs
24 12/16/2018 11:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message My PBM is in the drop box, with a couple of corrections. Please do your unit retreats, then you're up.
23 12/14/2018 6:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message File in dropbox...don't forget to assign 10 air/naval factors to attack A...
22 12/14/2018 6:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Result:

3--10(.5)--5 factors...no loss
5--1 factor...no loss


Message from Allies:
Attack D--Air/Naval:

1--Japan
2--Allies
21 12/14/2018 6:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from Allies:
Attack D--Air/Naval:

1--Japan
2--Allies
20 12/14/2018 6:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Results:

1--30(.25)--8 factors--elim
1--4(.25)--1 factor

Japan wins battle


Message from Allies:
Attack C--Air/Naval:

1--JP
2--Allies
19 12/14/2018 6:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Allies:
Attack C--Air/Naval:

1--JP
2--Allies
18 12/14/2018 6:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Results:

3--18 factors--elim 3rd
7--9(1.5)--14 factors--flip 38th JP

Japan wins battle


Message from Allies:
Attack, no air/naval combat...so on to Ground combat:

1--JP +2, -2
2--Allies
17 12/14/2018 6:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
7


Message from Allies:
Attack, no air/naval combat...so on to Ground combat:

1--JP +2, -2
2--Allies
16 12/14/2018 6:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Results:

0--20(.5)--10 factors...flips both units
8--9(1.5)--14 factors...flip 15th JP

Japan wins battle...


Message from Allies:
Attack A Land:

1--Japanese -2
2--Allies
15 12/14/2018 5:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
8


Message from Allies:
Attack A Land:

1--Japanese -2
2--Allies
14 12/14/2018 5:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Results:

9--34 factors, plus critical hit...both Allied air units flipped and Exeter flipped...I'll leave the last choice to you--10 remaining losses to assign
0--18(.25)--5 factors--no losses for JP


Message from Allies:
Attack A--Air/Naval:

1--Japanese
2--Allies
13 12/14/2018 5:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
0


Message from Allies:
Attack A--Air/Naval:

1--Japanese
2--Allies
12 12/14/2018 4:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message AVG also activated but not moving...in Rangoon
11 12/14/2018 4:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message That was actually -2...

Reaction HQ--SEAC

activates:

FE to 2106
BInd to 2108
Exeter to 2108

10 12/14/2018 4:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
IR +2
9 12/12/2018 7:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 7 Float Plane Tactics: Japanese CA naval units add 2 to their attack strengths for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Over to you to play reaction card; if not, roll intel and conduct battle. Don't forget +2 for CAs.
8 12/11/2018 5:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Emergency Move:

Asia to 2018
Dutch to 2220
Asia to 3319

Accidentally pulled Marine with CA to 3319, please put back into 3014

7 12/11/2018 3:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Arcadia Conference' option.

6 12/11/2018 3:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Will choose Arcadia...
5 12/10/2018 8:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Historical Opening' option.

4 12/10/2018 12:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hi David...we can use .vlog (I'm currently using it on GCACW)...(the only reason I use .vsav instead, it's easier to change your move around...VASSAL become balky when using the undo button too many time...)

I've use dropbox as a guest on "Here I Stand"...so if you would add me as a guest and send me the hyperlink we can use that for our files...

That being said, just one more item...I've never played this game before...I've read the rules twice and watched John's videos a number of times...but I could make some errors. I can see this game has a number of nuances and unique play mechanisms, but I have played another complex game, ASL for 20 years, so hopefully the errors will be held to a minimum...

Good luck and good playing...Larry
3 12/8/2018 2:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hi David...I would like to exchange VASSAL game files just to make sure we are looking at the same thing...I normally use vsav and movement trails rather then vlogs...hope that works for you...if not, let me know...

I'll bid 0 to play the Allies...Larry

P.S. I won't be able to start until Monday...
2 12/7/2018 8:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Message Larry Meyers will bid first, if you need change sides just email me (craniumgroup@gmail.com).

Good luck.
1 12/7/2018 8:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Moderator:
Reporting results: The winner of the match should direct email the moderator with game number, the winner, and how victory was achieved (Political Will, A-Bomb, Japan Conquered, Japan Survived).

Match will end on April 26th, 2019. Any match still going after that date will be adjudicated.

Die roll to determine who bids first:

0-4: David Edelstein
5-9: Larry Meyers

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