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437 1/25/2019 3:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Well, I was all set up for the invasion of Tokyo. It would be a glorious battle! But it is now moot. The US PW has failed.

I looked at sacrificing a unit in a suicide landing on the Japanese home islands, combined with using the other ASPs to land at Kuantan and Singapore. It may be possible, but they would be OOS at the end of the turn. I would still get 1 US PW back for the recapture of Malaya, but my position would be so screwed up that I would not know how to proceed.

Best to accept the fact that the Emperor has resigned and the war is over. Japan retains much of their fleet!
436 1/25/2019 2:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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

Message from Japanese:
Even though you might have Bataan or Doolittle I have no choice to play this as an event now.

Either it will end the game right here right now or drag me over the slow-roaster until the better end.

BTW, this card was my 3rd extra draw.

"Mr. Tojo, it's now time to retire. You are a loser."
435 1/25/2019 2:21:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message OOPs! Logistics is 2 +2 = 4 units.
XXIV corps will remain at Clark field.
434 1/25/2019 2:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Operations #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:
Looks like you are going to play a conservative game, so time to get this out of the FOQ and use it for OPs to move more troops closer to the front line.

Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 2 +3 = 5 units
1. 1st Marine xx Kendari to Manila
2. 10AF LRB Cairns-Darwin-Kendari
3. 7AF LRB Cape York-Biak
4. XXIV xxx 2812 to Manila
5. CVL Belleau Wood Cairns SR to Kendari
433 1/25/2019 1:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Ground Battle at Cam Ranh.
Japan has 27 factors, so will get 12+ hits.
Allied roll with 11 factors, 0drm
432 1/25/2019 1:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Air/Naval battle at Cam Ranh.
Japan with 8 factors, 0drm
Allies have 86 factors, so will get 20+ hits
431 1/25/2019 1:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Intercept: Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 3 +2 = 5 units.
MacArther looks to add 55 a/n factors to get to 80.
1-2. CV Franklin and BB New Jersey Manila to Cam Ranh. +30
3-4. BB Miss and CV Lexington Samar/Leyte to Cam Ranh. +27
5. 5th AF LRB in Darwin to Manila, joins the battle. +4
430 1/25/2019 1:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Intel roll: OC=5; -2 for air ZoI
429 1/25/2019 9:27:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #9: 3 / Rear Admiral Matami Ugaki: Seizure of Hawaiian Islands
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Maximum 1 ground (any size) unit may be activated. Bonus: Naval units for both sides may move up to 21 hexes.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Ops on South for 1+3=4 Army
1 Battle
428 1/25/2019 9:19:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message PBM done. You have one EAM to conduct from Clark Field. 3rd Japanese card draw for the turn, so no more for you!
427 1/24/2019 10:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message bty
426 1/24/2019 10:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For Kamikazes
425 1/24/2019 10:53:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Japanese:
Battle C
AP8+15+10+14+8+14+12+12=93+1
JP6+6+10+7=29
424 1/24/2019 10:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #62: 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:
For Battle C
423 1/24/2019 10:47:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Japanese:
Battle B
AP14 +1
JP10+7+12+18+8+6+9+12+8+10=100 (darn I made a mistake while planning this, I counted 10 twice for an auto, oh well)
422 1/24/2019 10:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Japanese:
Battle A
AP need CH
JP10
421 1/24/2019 10:29:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
Intel EC5 -2
420 1/24/2019 7:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #65: 3 / MacArthur "moral obligation": US Invades Philippines
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Conditions: This card may only be played as an event if at least one battle hex is declared in a Philippine hex. 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. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 8+2=10 units
1. XXIV xxx Manila to Clark Field, Battle A.
Satisfies the Event requirement.
2. 2nd MAW Manila to 2911, supports battle A.
3. CV Essex Biak to Guam, attack Saipan, battle B.
4-5. BB Miss and BB Washington Kendari to Sasebo, battle C.
6. CV Intrepid Cam Ranh to Okinawa, battle C.
7. CV Franklin Manila to Okinawa, battle C.
8. CV Lexington Biak to Okinawa, battle C.
9-10. CV Wasp and CV Enterprise Kendari to Okinawa, battle C.
419 1/24/2019 5:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Please send it to Tainan instead
418 1/24/2019 5:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message oops clicked on wrong link
417 1/24/2019 5:41:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
what?
416 1/24/2019 5:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message You do not have the ASP for the landing at Clark Field. While under ISR the Japanese have only 1/2 of their ASPs available.
415 1/24/2019 5:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #57: 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:
Ops on South for 1+3=4 Army
No Battle
414 1/24/2019 4:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #17: 2 / China Airlift
Hump Operations into China: Flip the Burma Road Status marker from its No Hump to Hump side for the remainder of the game. Bonus: The AVG air unit (which normally cannot receive replacements) or a 14th AF air unit (either one) immediately receives a replacement step if it is in Northern India, Burma, or the Air units in China box. This replacement can be used to bring a 14th AF air unit (but not the AVG) back from elimination in any friendly in supply Northern India or Burma airfield. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Back to the CBI
413 1/24/2019 3:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message oh I will use my PASS now so go ahead
412 1/24/2019 3:51:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Is that all you've got???
(I will SO MUCH regret this...)
411 1/24/2019 3:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
7


Message from Japanese:
Battle A: no point of rolling
Battle B
AP14+12+8=34+1
JP need CH

410 1/24/2019 3:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Intel EC4 -2
409 1/24/2019 3:36:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #28: 2 / Operation Chronicle: Woodlark Island Operation
Actiavte: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Bonus: If ground units are landed on an unoccupied one hex island, prior to ANY reaction place an Allied control marker on all adjacent unoccupied one hex islands.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate C. PAC HQ: Logistics 3 +3 = 6 units
1. 2nd Marine xx Guadalcanal to Kwajalein. 5/6 ASP.
Per Event, USA control to Kwajalein, Wotje, Maloelap and Namu.

2. [CVL Cowpens] Lae to 3917, attack Truk. Battle A
3-4. CV Lexington and CV Essex Guadalcanal to 3419, attack Biak. Battle B
5-6. BB Mass and 3rd Marine xx Rabaul to Biak. 6/6 ASP. Battle B.

Only Japanese HQ in range of the battle is South Seas, which is OOS so unable to react.
408 1/24/2019 3:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Ahhhhhh THAT'S MEAN!!!!!! :-)

Designate a flagship, I'll go get it!
407 1/24/2019 3:19:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message > Trying to consolidate,..

The phrase used in this game is 'Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic."
406 1/24/2019 2:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #79: 2 / Tinian Raid: Japanese Attack B29 Base
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:
Ops on South Seas for 2+2=4 Navy
No Battles
Trying to consolidate, I don't think I can hinder your PoW this turn.
405 1/24/2019 1:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message done
404 1/24/2019 1:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message up
403 1/24/2019 1:32:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Formality AP >40+4
402 1/24/2019 1:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Intel EC3 -2
401 1/24/2019 1:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #20: 1 / Halsey Replaces Ghormley: Offensive Spirit
Activation: Halsey South HQ only. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: If the Ghormley South HQ is in play, remove it and place Halsey HQ in its location. If it is not yet in play, it is removed from the game and the Halsey South HQ is brought into play and placed in any friendly in supply port. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 3

Message from Allies:
Activate S. PAC HQ: Logistics 4 +3 = 7 units
1-3. BB Washington, BB Miss, 1st Marine xx Darwin to Kendari. Battle A
4-5. CV Enterprise, CV Wasp Darwin to Koepang, battle A.
6-7. CV Essex, CV Lexington Cairns SR to Guadalcanal
400 1/24/2019 11:52:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #12: 3 / Operation MI: Battle of Midway
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 Conditions: All battles must be fought in one hex islands. Long Range Reconnaissance of Pearl Harbor: If French Shoals (5508) is not in an Allied air ZOI or within 3 hexes of a US CA naval unit, then the Allies add +4 to any intelligence die roll due to superior Japanese information security.

OC: 5 EC: 8

Message from Japanese:
Event on South Seas for 2+8=10 Navy
No Battle
399 1/24/2019 10:54:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 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:
You moved the army out of Alaska just in time!
398 1/24/2019 10:25:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #41: 3 / Patrick Hurley: Chinese Nationalist and Communist Reconciliation Fails
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:
Ops on CF for 3+3= 6 Army + 1 for Kwai in Burma = 7
No Battle
397 1/24/2019 9:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message PBM done...for the ragged remains of the task force.
396 1/23/2019 9:19:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message This turn begins with great violence. This will not be pretty. Up
395 1/23/2019 9:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For Subs
394 1/23/2019 9:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For Code Change
393 1/23/2019 9:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
Submarine attack
392 1/23/2019 9:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #27: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-19 sinks the Wasp
Play during an offensive; at the end of all combat against any active Allied naval units or against any active Allied naval unit, if no battle hexes were declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-4: Lose one naval step* 5-7: Lose two naval steps* 8-9: No Effect. *Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
391 1/23/2019 9:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Battle D
Ground
AP AUTO
JP can't hit.
390 1/23/2019 9:06:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
8


Message from Japanese:
Battle C
A/N
AP10+1
JP7+6+20+6=39
389 1/23/2019 9:03:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
7


Message from Japanese:
Battle B
A/N
AP Need CH
JP18+8+6=32
388 1/23/2019 8:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Japanese:
Battle A
A/N
AP10+14+16+16=56+1
JP10+8+13+12+17+10=70
387 1/23/2019 8:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #84: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Well, I could play this differently and save it for later (sneaky style) but I WILL NOT LET DOWN THE AKAGI!
386 1/23/2019 8:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message >> 9-10. [CA N. Orleans] and Marine x Dutch Harbor SR to Guadalcanal.

Replace Marine x with 2nd Marine division
385 1/23/2019 7:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 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:
Let's get to work!
Activate C PAC HQ: Logistics 8 +3 = 11 units
1-2. CV Bunker Hill, CVL Cowpens Guadalcanal to 3815, attack Saipan/Tinian. Battle A
3-6. BB N. Carolina, BB Mass, I xxx and 3M xx from Guadalcanal to Saipan/Tinian, Battle A. 3/6 ASP.
7. 11th AF LRB Guadalcanal to Rabaul, attack Truk. Battle B
8. CVL San Jaqinto Guadalcanal to 3116, attack Davao. Battle C
9-10. [CA N. Orleans] and Marine x Dutch Harbor SR to Guadalcanal.
11. XIV xxx Lae to Buna. Battle D
384 1/23/2019 7:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message US ASPs also +1 to 6
383 1/23/2019 7:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

382 1/23/2019 7:19:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Turn 7 Allied replacements:
2 Ground - [33rd xxx] to Calcutta, [15th xxx] to Dacca
5 Air - SEAC AF to Calcutta
1 China - Lost, as Kunming is not in supply
1 US Naval - CA Northampton to Cam Ranh
381 1/23/2019 6:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message You're up
380 1/23/2019 6:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 6 to 4
379 1/23/2019 6:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

378 1/23/2019 6:57:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese End Turn
377 1/23/2019 6:56:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
OK Sub Warfare need 7
376 1/23/2019 6:01:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Allied turn 7 reinforcements are placed. Log file is up. I will wait for your reinforcement placement before I do my replacements...mostly due to the fact that dinner is ready!
375 1/23/2019 5:55:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message That is it for the turn. Allies manage to take 4 bases that were controlled by the Japanese at the start of the turn to meet their PoW requirement. There does not appear to be any changes to the board that affect PW.

I see no attrition.
374 1/23/2019 5:49:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Will save this one for next turn.
373 1/23/2019 5:48:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #39: 2 / Sextant Conference: Burma Road
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: In addition the Allied player immediately receives 3 Chinese ground and 1 Allied air replacement steps that must be used immediately (cannot be saved) on in supply units. Allied air units can be in the air units in China box. In addition, the Allies may immediately construct the Jarhat Trans Route for no cost. If Jarhat already constructed then either Ledo or Imphal may be constructed. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Allies end their ISR. I am certainly NOT going to build the Transport route, and you killed my China army with that '9' die roll, denying me the opportunity to rebuild it. While almost pointless, I will add a step to the SEAC LRB in Madras.
372 1/23/2019 5:47:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I have not tried this strategy before, it is a first for me. It is 'odd' to be so close the Japanese Home Islands while the IJN still has a lot of ships and planes. It presents a unique set of problems to be solved! Fun!
371 1/23/2019 5:06:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message bty
Wow never saw a situation like this before keep on!
370 1/23/2019 5:05:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
Ok... SR on Aparri Airbase
EC1 -2
369 1/23/2019 1:09:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #18: 1 / Edwin Booz: Defense Consultant
Allied player immediately receives 1 permanent amphibious shipping point. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Let's see if I can capture 3 more enemy held bases to meet the PoW requirements. The whole point of the master plan I chose for this game was to have SW PAC hold on and turn the Philippines into a bastion for the attack on Japan. Let's go to work. MacArthur goes on the offensive!

Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 1 +2 = 3 army units.
1. [SL xxx] 2912 AA vs Okinawa. 2/5 ASP.
2. [XI] corps Manila AA vs Cam Ranh. 3/5 ASP.
3. P x Samar/Leyte AA vs 2911. 4/5 ASP.

Only the last one has a Japanese air ZoI for an SR roll.
368 1/23/2019 7:38:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Enjoy your 3 back-to-back cards!
367 1/23/2019 7:37:00 AM May-Aug 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:
366 1/22/2019 9:18:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
365 1/22/2019 9:18:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #80: 1 / New Submarine Doctrine: Japanese Escort Destruction Priority
The Japanese lose all Submarine Warfare modifiers, except defective torpedoes, for the remainder of the game. Remove the Japanese escort marker from the game. The play of this card supersedes the Event Bonus on Japanese cards 37 and 38 for the remainder of the game, even if they have not yet been played. . Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Let's get rid of those escorts...and draw a card!
I hope it is a good card.
364 1/22/2019 8:23:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message ok done
363 1/22/2019 7:51:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Allied PBM done, to you to assign the critical hit and then PBM.
362 1/22/2019 7:48:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
5


Message from Allies:
SEAC HQ Activates for reaction: Logistics 3 +1 = 4 units
1. 13AF LRB Madras to Calcutta, battle A
2. [SEAC AF] Calcutta to Dacca, battle A
3. [SEAC LRB] Dacca, battle A
4. 14AF Mandalay, battle A

Air battle over Mandalay.
1st - Japanese with 4 factors, needs a critical hit
2nd - Allies with 20 factors, +1drm for US Air
361 1/21/2019 10:02:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Hmmmm I think I know what happened. I originally thought I would send the full-strength army to Mandalay and that required some air support to prevent possibly losing a step to air. Then I changed my mind but the air support stuck.

Yeah, useless.
360 1/21/2019 8:55:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Before I execute the reaction, I have to ask why you would commit any air to this battle. I have no ground units that could react to this battle and my air units cannot do any damage to your reduced strength unit.

What am I missing?
359 1/21/2019 8:50:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Intel roll...
OC=5, -2drm so 0-7 for intercept
358 1/21/2019 8:41:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #71: 3 / High Altitude Interceptors
2 Air Replacements: The Japanese receive 2 air replacement steps. These steps may be used immediately or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Bonus: Add +1 to Strategic bombing die rolls until the Allies control a supply eligible airbase within 5 hexes of Tokyo. Place the High Altitude Interceptors marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Ops on South for 1+1(Kwai)+3=5 Army
1 Battle
357 1/20/2019 4:40:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #74: 3 / Operation Iceberg: Okinawa Invasion
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:
An important factoid. Did you know that it is exactly 30 hexes from Darwin to Dacca?

Activate ANZAC HQ: Logistics 3+1= 4 units.
1. 1st Aus xxx Darwin SR to Dacca.
2. 1st Marine xx Amboina to Darwin.
3. BB Miss Cairns to Darwin.
4. BB N. Carolina Cairns to Guadalcanal

No battles

Last action from me until I return home tomorrow.
356 1/20/2019 4:32:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message No Japanese PBM, so on to the next allied play!
355 1/20/2019 4:29:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Going to make an intel roll here, as a successful reaction would allow me to activate air units which could PBM. I will assume you used the card for OPs, not the event, to reduce the chance of a successful reaction.
354 1/20/2019 3:31:00 PM May-Aug 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:
South for 1+1=2 only
EAM required for LRB
353 1/20/2019 2:11:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message The jig is up. All allied ground units in the CBI have been wiped out. My one chance to recover a PW is now ended. If the Emperor resigns, the game is over.

So time for the allies to turn their attention to other areas. In these games you have to get used to the fact that the law of averages does not always work out in the short run and these short runs of extreme results (sometimes referred to as 'luck') happen.

Allied PBM is done.
352 1/20/2019 1:43:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Log up
This is akin to genocide
351 1/20/2019 1:40:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Geezus Murphy
JP 1 step loss
AP wiped out
350 1/20/2019 1:39:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
9


Message from Japanese:
Battle A
Ground
AP10+8=18+1+2-1=+2
JP18
349 1/20/2019 1:37:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
4


Message from Japanese:
Battle A
A/N
AP4+14=18+1
JP need CH
348 1/20/2019 1:30:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
Intel EC4 -2
347 1/20/2019 12:04:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message That was my FO card, so I should have moved my FO marker off of the turn record chart.
346 1/20/2019 12:00:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #29: 2 / Operation Toenails: New Georgia Invasion
Actiavte: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Artillery Support: During all battles for this Offensive, the Allies receive a +1 die roll modifier during Ground combat.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Once more, into the breach!

Activate SEAC HQ: Logistics 4+1 = 5 units
1-2. [15th xxx] and [33rd xxx] Akyab to 2007, battle A.
3. BB Warspite Colombo to 2007, battle A
4. 13AF LRB Madras, joins battle A
5. [SEAC LRB] Trimcomalee to Dacca, attack Rangoon, battle B

+1drm for allies in the ground battle
345 1/19/2019 8:29:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #39: 2 / Subhas Chandra Bose: Pro-Japanese Indian Army
2 Ground Replacements: The Japanese gain two ground replacement steps that must be used immediately. The recipent ground unit must be within 3 hexes of Rangoon (2008) to receive the replacement. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
The fight goes on
344 1/19/2019 8:27:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message The Emperor managed to raise the spirit of the Japanese army.

I made assumption for retreat and PBM which you can change of course

Moving on
343 1/19/2019 8:25:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
8


Message from Japanese:
Battle B
A/N
AP need CH
JP11
342 1/19/2019 8:22:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
7


Message from Japanese:
Surprise
A no A/N possible
Ground
AP8+8=16+2-1=+1
JP9
341 1/19/2019 8:20:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Intel EC4 -2
340 1/18/2019 9:58:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I am traveling this weekend, so contact will be sporadic. Won't return home until late Monday.
339 1/18/2019 9:55:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #56: 2 / Typhoon Taskforce: New Guinea: Vogelkop Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate SEAC HQ: Logistics 3+1 = 4 units
1-2. [15th xxx] and [33rd xxx] Akyab-2007, battle A
3. BB Warspite Colombo to 2007, battle A
4. SEAC LRB Trincomalee-Madras, attack Rangoon. Battle B
338 1/18/2019 5:17:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Well, that's another "untypical" game with you. I'm also seeing situations I never seen before. I played a lot with newbies and it's good I now play with experienced players.

Thank you for bearing with my whining

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