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278 1/20/2019 3:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Understood. Real life takes priority. No hurry
277 1/19/2019 4:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Sorry, not intentionally slow rolling. Work has been crazy...
276 1/17/2019 2:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #71: 2 / Victor Plans: MacArthur Liberates The Philippines
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate SW Pac for 8 - attack on Aitape
275 1/17/2019 3:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Allies first.
274 1/17/2019 3:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

273 1/17/2019 3:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Sub roll.
272 1/17/2019 3:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message No replacements, but I should still have a naval banked that we forgot to record last turn.
271 1/16/2019 10:14:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Drawn cards - over to you for replacements, subs and card draw
270 1/16/2019 10:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

269 1/16/2019 10:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Placed replacements (flipped SEAC Air and CV wasp and 15 Corps
268 1/16/2019 2:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Good point. Leave marine 211 at wake. Rest of the reinforcements can stay as they are
267 1/15/2019 11:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Sorry, I didn't see this earlier. Marine 211 can never go to turn track. Do you want to put it back at Wake and redo your reinforcements?
266 1/14/2019 4:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Goes to Delayed Units.
Reinforcements placed and also 7 AF and Wake Marine ac
Over to you for your reinforcements
265 1/14/2019 4:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Roll for XXIV Corps
264 1/14/2019 4:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies End Turn
263 1/14/2019 4:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message PBM done and flipped 5 AF and 1 Aus in Kendari
262 1/14/2019 5:33:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I'll do my pbm and close out the turn this evening.

Some attrition for me at Kendari

Forward to 1943...
261 1/14/2019 12:46:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Destroy Kamikaze. Allied PBM.
260 1/14/2019 12:46:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
My log had some kind of issue.

Intercept, but no reaction.

Allied: 20+0
259 1/13/2019 8:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Check the map - I have 5, 13 , 11 AF LRB at Buna
7 AF and 10 AF LRB at Espiritu Santu - 5 LRB = 20 SP
258 1/13/2019 4:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I will check when I have access to the map
257 1/13/2019 2:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I count 16 strength vs Guadalcanal. Can you clarify on the map?
256 1/13/2019 2:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Roll for intercept. Success on 0-7.
255 1/13/2019 12:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Apologies for the delay - yesterday was rather busy
254 1/13/2019 12:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #69: 3 / S-Day: Invasion of Luzon
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Bonus: If the 11th Airborne Division is on an airfield, not activated, with ANY in supply US air unit, the 11th Airborne division can be placed on any unoccupied hex that is not in an unneutralized Japanese air ZOI and is within the extended range/normal LRB (including B29) range of the air unit that it is stacked with.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Capture Marcus for Progress of teh War (3 of 3)
LRB attack on Guadalcanal (20 Strength points) - Battle A
253 1/13/2019 12:03:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Play for Event on Central Pacific
No combat 1 ASP used
Progress of the War to 2
252 1/12/2019 1:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I know need to carefully plan my last two cards
251 1/11/2019 10:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
250 1/11/2019 10:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message PBM done - face to face gaming this evening - hence the delay
249 1/11/2019 4:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Be a while before I can do mine
248 1/11/2019 12:57:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message PBM up.
247 1/10/2019 4:21:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Take your time :-)
246 1/10/2019 3:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Sorry, sorry, I lost track. Let me look at this when I get a moment to breathe (I've been working 15 hour days...)
245 1/10/2019 2:08:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I believe the next step is your post battle movement ?
244 1/9/2019 5:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Flip the Shokaku and the BB Nagato as that kills more attack points.
243 1/9/2019 5:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Actually on the log it should be 66 (doesn't affect outcome, flip the 2 carriers).

Your flip. I'm guessing you go for the Akagi and Shokaku.
242 1/9/2019 5:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
Battle Hex A

US 33+0
JP 60+0

* Japanese (rv) moves 26AF : 4316 (Ponape) -> 4221 (Baka) *
* Japanese (rv) moves Battle Hex : 4221 (Baka) -> 4221 *
* Japanese (rv) moves CV Akagi : 2915 (Davao) -> 4121 (Green Is.) *
* Japanese (rv) moves CV Shokaku : 3615 (Ulithi) -> 4420 *
* Japanese (rv) moves BB Nagato : 4415 (Eniwetok) -> 4423 (Guadalcanal) *
* Japanese (rv) moves CA Nachi : 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) -> 4417 *
* Japanese (rv) moves CA Nachi : 4417 -> 4423 (Guadalcanal) *
241 1/9/2019 5:16:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Combat ?
240 1/9/2019 3:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Second card draw
239 1/9/2019 3:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #4: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
238 1/9/2019 2:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Play as Operation on SW Pacific for 5
Attack on Gudalcanacal - attack is from ouside an AZOI so Intelligence roll is 0-3
237 1/9/2019 2:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message No reaction - so move completes :-(

236 1/9/2019 2:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
SR on a 0-6 (0-4 on card , +2 for AZOI)
235 1/9/2019 2:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Your invasion of Atape could trigger a Special Reaction as you have landed in a Allied space within an Allied ZOI
I will roll for SR,
234 1/8/2019 8:47:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #76: 2 / Operation Tsurugi: Japan Attacks a B29 Base with Giretsu Airborne unit
Activation: Any HQ Logistics Value: 1 Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but only one brigade size ground unit may be activated. Bonus: If the Allied player has a B29 LRB unit within 8 hexes of Tokyo (3706) or in the China Air units box, the Japanese player rolls a die. On a die roll of: 0-4: Lose one B29 Air step* 5-9: No Effect *Japanese choice Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
South Seas HQ 2+2=4
233 1/8/2019 1:32:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message PBM done - updated map loaded
232 1/8/2019 12:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I might pbm some of the lrbs, I will work from my map with the Junyo flipped
231 1/8/2019 10:35:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I think we just revert to your map and flip the carrier.
230 1/8/2019 6:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Okay - will sort out this evening
229 1/8/2019 4:23:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message OK. Leave as is then. To you for PBM.
228 1/8/2019 4:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Really depends if you decide to send the Air to the fight vs Junyo. Suggest we keep the 7, 3 for that combat. Rest of the rolls are not relevant.
227 1/8/2019 3:46:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Shoot. I thought I remembered seeing that, but couldn't find it as I was planning moves in another game. What do you want to do with the die rolls (those were obviously in your favor)?
226 1/8/2019 3:42:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Sorry - you cannot Special Reaction to my capture of Gasmata as I entered by ground Movement

Please read ALL of section 7.27 Special Reaction -
Note "Hexes entered solely via ground movement alone are not eligible for Special Reaction."

Please replan your reaction
225 1/8/2019 3:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message
224 1/8/2019 2:42:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message JP PBM done. Back to Allies for PBM
223 1/8/2019 2:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message No damage to either, defender wins. XI corps retreats.
222 1/8/2019 2:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
Ground battle:

US 11-2
JP 9+0
221 1/8/2019 2:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Junyo flipped, no damage back
XI corps flipped
220 1/8/2019 2:35:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

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Message from Japanese:
JP reaction:
* Japanese (rv) creates moves Battle Hex B: 3921 (Gasmata) *
* Japanese (rv) moves 18th Army (reduced) : 3219 (Vogelkop) -> 3921 (Gasmata) *
* Japanese (rv) activates 7AD in admiralty islands *
* Japanese (rv) activates 4AD in Rabaul *

A-N
Battle Hex A
US 12+0
JP 8+0

Battle Hex B
(No US A-N units)
JP 28+0
219 1/8/2019 2:24:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Draw for code change
218 1/8/2019 2:24:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #49: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
JN25 code change: intelligence intercept
217 1/8/2019 2:23:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Special reaction for Gasmata (not base reaction)

Success on 0-4
216 1/7/2019 2:36:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Correction - activate 13 AF, 7 AF and 10 AF LRB and attack Junyo in Buin (Battle A)
215 1/7/2019 2:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #48: 2 / New China Army: Stilwell Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if SEAC HQ, for all others: 3 Conditions: Only ground and air units may be activated. Bonus: The Allies receive one Chinese ground replacement step for a reduced Chinese unit. This replacement step cannot be saved and is lost if not used immediately. Additionally, all Chinese army units in range of the activating HQ may be activated for no additional activation cost.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate SW Pac for Operations for 4
XI Corps to Gasmata (PoW to 1)
13 AF LRB and 5 AF LRB to Gili Gil and bombard Guadalcanacl with 10 AF from Espiritu Santo
214 1/6/2019 4:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change War in Europe value From 1 to -1
213 1/6/2019 4:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #51: 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:
Better put a stop to that.
212 1/6/2019 4:06:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change War in Europe value From 0 to 1
211 1/6/2019 4:06:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #73: 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:
Play as event
210 1/6/2019 3:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message OK on detail. PBM done.
209 1/6/2019 1:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Okay - my error.

In future, please add a bit more detail to teh ACTS log e.g. How much is attacking

I assume you wil kill FE Air and flip SEAC and Exeter.
My pbm done - back to you for yours
208 1/6/2019 11:25:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message They're in a separate hex if you double click, it was the 1AD and 5AD.

This one was crystal clear. We can't keep redoing...
207 1/6/2019 11:10:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Yes, what was attacking Akyab ?. It looked like just one unit to me . I would not have bothered reacting to 42 factors as I can't afford the losses.. if 2 or more units, assume I did not react and just flip the Australians.
206 1/6/2019 10:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message That should be 42 factors...Are you seeing a different map?
205 1/6/2019 4:28:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message That went badly. You can flip two of my units. Over to you to decide which ones - I will then decide my pbm
204 1/6/2019 4:26:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
Japanese roll first
203 1/6/2019 4:26:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Activate SEAC Air, Exeter and FE Air - combat is 22 Allied factors vs 20 Japanese
202 1/6/2019 4:24:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Roll for reaction
201 1/5/2019 11:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Just a thought - it might be helpful to copy/paste the Vassal log for your reaction (assuming you get one) before you roll.

That way there's no confusion on what the reaction units were.
200 1/5/2019 8:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message 1 battle in Akyab vs 3 Aus
199 1/5/2019 8:33:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #13: 2 / JN 25 Code Change: May 28, 1942
Intelligence: Intercept Conditions: May be played after an intelligence die roll, but not after the play of another intelligence reaction card. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
South HQ: 1+2+1=4
198 1/5/2019 8:26:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #58: 2 / Operation Romulus: British Arakan Offensive
Activate: SEAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only Commonwealth and Chinese units plus US air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate SEAC for 5
No combat
197 1/4/2019 4:32:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Probably be tomorrow before I get back to this (face to face gaming tonight)
196 1/3/2019 7:20:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
195 1/3/2019 3:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Card draw from PT boats
194 1/3/2019 3:53:00 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:
Play as event (will add counter to map when something happens ...)
193 1/3/2019 3:51:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Two can play at war crimes
192 1/3/2019 3:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #27: 1 / Operation Vengeance: The Death Of Yamamoto
Immediately remove the Japanese Yamamoto Combined Fleet HQ from its current hex location and replace it with the Japanese Ozawa Combined Fleet HQ in that location. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Revenge for the Royal Navy
191 1/2/2019 1:15:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Okay - Activated SEAC Air from Madra. Exater and Hermes not activated. Net result is no losses oon either side at battle at Calcutta

I would note that you had placed the battle counter so that it overlapped Dacca and Calcutta and I was not aware of the "place it to right convention". This was ambiguous in this case and should have been stated or made clearer.

Back to you for pbm
190 1/2/2019 2:38:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Did you mean to send in the Hermes too? That would account for the 2 SP difference, but it doesn't really align with your combat log...
189 1/2/2019 2:28:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message FWIW, you also miscounted your A-N factors too, even based on your own vlog... (It didn't affect anything, so I didn't speak up earlier.)
188 1/2/2019 2:16:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I'm mostly against rerolling combats. If you want to decide not to react SEAC or to apply it to a different combat, knowing the results, I'm OK with that.
187 1/2/2019 2:13:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Wait, sorry, I meant Calcutta. Ugh.

Convention has always been to the right of the battle hex.
186 1/2/2019 2:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Wait, I was attacking Dacca (as you note in your post). Where did you think I was attacking?
185 1/2/2019 2:03:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Given that you were attacking Dacca, I will have to decide what I was doing and reroll the combats
184 1/2/2019 2:01:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I thought you were attacking Dacca. It was not clear from the positioning of the battle counters. I will take another look at the map this evening to see if we can resolve this
183 1/1/2019 9:32:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message OK I take that back about the dice. But you can't move SEAC into the Calcutta battle hex...
182 1/1/2019 9:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Back to Japanese for PBM
181 1/1/2019 9:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Indian Ocean Raid proves devastating - RN sunk for 0 Japanese losses
180 1/1/2019 9:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
Battle B 93 Japanese vs 24 Allied
179 1/1/2019 9:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Japanese flip Exeter (0.25 *30 = 7.5 rounds up to 8)
Allies flip 22nd AF

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