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392 7/14/2019 4:51:00 PM Master ID = 20905 Game Deleted
391 7/13/2019 12:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message 42 hits for AP, flips everyone for 30, and 12 more.
B.H Richard sinks, the other hits are wasted.
Finally got my crit....but way too late.
The only chance Japan had was to defeat one of the landings and counterattack the other. There was no possibility of that with Olympic. Well played Philippe! The Empire of Japan surrenders.
390 7/13/2019 12:21:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
9


Message from Japanese:
Last hope for Japan!
AP=42

JP=35
389 7/13/2019 12:20:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
B is auto for AP, just rolling for JP crit
388 7/13/2019 12:16:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
OK, how about it guys?
387 7/13/2019 12:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Well, the Germans were tricked into defending Pas de Calais till well after the Normandy invasion...
386 7/13/2019 11:47:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message file sent
385 7/13/2019 11:39:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 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:
activating with Nimitz (3+3)
384 7/13/2019 11:23:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message very lucky with this one...

How could the Japanese be surprised by such an invasion force ?!?
383 7/13/2019 11:13:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Actually, back to you for PBM and last card...
382 7/13/2019 11:11:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message OK, back to you for PBM...
381 7/13/2019 11:10:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
B: crit?
380 7/13/2019 11:10:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message D: All flip, one eliminated.
C: Two corps flip.

Not looking good for the sons of Nippon!
Forgot to roll for a crit in Nagoya.
379 7/13/2019 11:04:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Japanese:
A/N destroys JP ground in both hexes. Only intrinsic 12 remains.
Intrinsic 12 str. units both destroyed by ground forces.
Just rolling for JP
First roll is D second roll is C
378 7/13/2019 11:00:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Really?
377 7/13/2019 11:00:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
Rolling for intercept...
376 7/13/2019 10:49:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message file sent

Battle of Japan just began !
375 7/13/2019 10:18:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 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:
activating with Nimitz (12+3)
374 7/13/2019 10:16:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message You cannot play any more cards, so I will continue with my Master card while I can do joint operations...
373 7/13/2019 10:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Or, you could just play it for the OC.
That would be my recommendation:-)
372 7/13/2019 10:02:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message will redo my latest file
371 7/13/2019 10:02:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message oups

sorry : only air and ground
370 7/13/2019 9:32:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 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:
Time to put all these high-ranking egos back on the same track !

activating with CentPac (3+3)
369 7/12/2019 11:45:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
OC on CF
Rearranging deck chairs on Titanic...

368 7/12/2019 8:28:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message file sent, bty


367 7/11/2019 10:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message This is getting painful!
No reaction, all rolls are +6
Back to you for PBM...
366 7/11/2019 5:34:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message file sent, bty

Attrition continues...
365 7/11/2019 5:02:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #35: 2 / Operation Ash: Vella Lavella 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:
activating with ANZAC (2+1)
364 7/8/2019 6:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 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:
Well this is it.
Attacking Pearl Harbor.

Nope, already did that...
OC on CF (3+2)
363 7/8/2019 6:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Hey Phil,
Absolutely no problem, and we do not need any lead time. You can literally let me know if they are coming on the way to the airport!

So I have been reading about this "soccer" game you speak so highly of. Apparently it involves repeatedly kicking a ball about a grass field. Doesn't that damage the field? How can you grow any crops in the field under these conditions. Also, what fun is a game where all the cards you draw are bad? Actually, that sounds like some of my FTP hands...
362 7/8/2019 4:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message PBM done, bty

Rob, don't you know soccer ? It's the most important thing in life after CDG (and wine). So it's important ! And it happens that your national female team has become world champion for the fourth time, here in Lyon. Some say international female football looks like 4th div male football, but they're probably cavemen :-)

My elder son just came back from China, and now has to be accepted in a French Master in Law (should be ok), and then has to find an appartment where the Master takes place. So it's still a bit of uncertainty here. I'm afraid they cannot take the decision for their visit before end of July (for a visit around 16 Aug), so please tell me if it's a too short notice.
361 7/8/2019 1:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Attack went well, AD eliminated.
What is this "soccer" you speak of?
Is that a CDG?

Hey, any news on the boys' Oregon visit?
360 7/8/2019 6:48:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message file sent

Yes, much more open than last year

Congratulations for your female soccer team ! I wish France played against them during the final, but somehow the preliminary draw was messed up and they met early. But that was a nice competition, and a good opportunity to visit Lyon :-)
359 7/8/2019 6:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 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:
activating with Anzac (2+1)
358 7/7/2019 11:34:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 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:
For OC on CF (3+2).
Wine holding out.
But for how long!

Very exciting sprint at the finish of First Stage!
Race looks wide open this year!
357 7/7/2019 3:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message file sent, bty

Hey, a wasted wine bottle always makes me sad. A part of mancraft, a part of love and passion. But we still have plenty of bottles !
356 7/6/2019 8:47:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Sorry Phil,
I'm brain-dead. Thought you started in Eniwetok, but you just invaded there!
I ain't coming out for nothing, so nothing changes! I am in full turtle mode.
Same result, roll is 5 (+3 for '44). so 1x.
Poor Nacho sinks in harbor. Like Nagato, or Mutsu, I forget...too much wine!
I had a Pinot Noir last night that smelled "smoky", and tasted awful. My God, the fires out here are destroying the wine Philippe, what is the point of living!
Back to you for PBM.
355 7/6/2019 4:36:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message file resent due to a 16-hex move...

reaction is a success, bty for battle if you change your reaction plans
354 7/5/2019 6:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Sorry, wrong hex!
5+3 sinks CA in port.
You are ruining these ports!
Back to you for PBM...
353 7/5/2019 6:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
No reaction move. JP elim.
Just rolling for a crit
352 7/5/2019 6:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Intercept?
351 7/5/2019 5:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message file sent
350 7/5/2019 5:02:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #67: 3 / Curtis LeMay: Firebombing of Japan
Randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand if a B29 Long Range Bomber air unit is on a hex (not Air Units in China Box) within range of Tokyo. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
activating with CentPac (3+3)
349 7/5/2019 4:29:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message will play my card later
348 7/5/2019 4:16:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
for sub
347 7/5/2019 4:16:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message Nagato sunk in Shanghaï harbor !
346 7/5/2019 4:15:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:

345 7/5/2019 4:14:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 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:
I will try to sink the Nagato.
344 7/4/2019 6:53:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message I have no objection to a parade, but given this guy's track record, there is some concern that the tanks may not leave :-(
343 7/4/2019 6:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #53: 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:
See, mine are 3's!
OC on CF
342 7/4/2019 4:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message PBM done, file sent

Enjoy the 4th July party !

It seems that Trump finally decided to exhibit some military assets in and over the streets, but I guess you don't have any particular tradition about this, right ?
341 7/4/2019 10:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message I can't even win when I cheat!
New file, even more disappointing than last disappointing file uploaded.
Bty for PBM.
340 7/4/2019 3:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message file sent

You should re-do your PBM, mainland Japan needs some air cover !
339 7/4/2019 3:42:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message Hi Rob,

The card used is only 2OC, so you can only activate 4 units + 12AF is out of range.

I don't see any better combination for you, so JP=66.
Damage=33 and then one of the CVL escapes the flip.
338 7/3/2019 6:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Argh! Can't I win ONE?
OK, JP gets 36 hits.
Will flip Shang and the two CVL's.
I'll PBM, and you can reduce my guys, and PBM.
First Stephane takes one of my cards, and now THIS!
337 7/3/2019 6:03:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
3


Message from Japanese:
JP going all in on this one...
AP=52, +3 DRM

JP=72
336 7/3/2019 5:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
0-4?
335 7/3/2019 4:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message file is sent

Enjoy your 4th July !
334 7/3/2019 4:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #41: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor 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: 1 1944: 2 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
activating with CentPac (3+2)
333 7/3/2019 10:27:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Please use current file.
332 7/3/2019 10:25:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Pass #2 for me Phil.
331 7/3/2019 9:03:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message file sent
330 7/3/2019 9:00:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 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:
Halsey HQ removed
329 7/2/2019 6:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Pass #1 Phil
Bty.
No file.
328 7/2/2019 4:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message 2nd file sent, bty
327 7/2/2019 4:36:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
for PT boats
326 7/2/2019 4:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 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:
325 7/2/2019 4:31:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message I've got to think about it when back from the beach...
324 7/2/2019 4:29:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

323 6/30/2019 10:08:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

322 6/30/2019 10:08:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese End Turn
321 6/30/2019 10:08:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Change US Political Will From 5 to 6
320 6/30/2019 10:07:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 5 to 3
319 6/30/2019 10:07:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Both B-29s hit.
PW to 6
JP hand reduced to 4 +2 passes.
Will draw cards and await your wrath..
318 6/30/2019 10:06:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
2


Message from Japanese:
B-29's.
Both are +1 for high Altitude interceptors.
317 6/30/2019 10:04:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Will use to China Divisions to flip Armies in Okinawa and Davao.
Subs are automatic. Will roll for your 2 B-29's so that I can get my 4 cards and you can play your first card. I will not go first (cannot actually, as you know)
316 6/30/2019 9:59:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message End of turn:
Don't see anything besides Burma. AP PW to 5.
You are out of delay, so you get another new Navy this turn.
I will go ahead and place my R&R as it will not change.
315 6/30/2019 9:54:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Change US Political Will From 4 to 5
314 6/30/2019 9:54:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
For next turn...
313 6/30/2019 9:50:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Operations #65: 1 / Yamato Suicide Run
Activation: Any HQ Intelligence: Intercept Logistic Value: One more (+1) than Allied OC value. Conditions: Only air and naval units may be activated. During Post Battle Movement, if the Yamato naval unit is on the map it must be reduced one step, wether it participates in a battle or not. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
On CF for OC (2+1)
312 6/29/2019 6:05:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message bty for your last card...
311 6/28/2019 12:12:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Hiei sinks in Harbor, no AP damage.
Back to you for PBM...
Then I'll finish out the turn with my invasion of Hawaii, or maybe I'll just send exploding balloons to Oregon....
310 6/28/2019 12:10:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
0


Message from Japanese:
B
AP 73, +3 DRM

JP 17
309 6/28/2019 12:10:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
A
JP only, Mogami looking for a crit.
308 6/28/2019 12:09:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message A: Reduced Mogami sinks.
73 vs. Hiei
307 6/28/2019 12:08:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Ozawa saw his shadow, so 6 more weeks of no reaction!
306 6/28/2019 12:04:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Intercept?
305 6/27/2019 3:08:00 PM May-Aug 1944 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:
activating with CentPac (8+3)
304 6/27/2019 3:08:00 PM May-Aug 1944 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:
activating with CentPac (8+3)
303 6/27/2019 11:23:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #28: 3 / Big Tokyo Express Operation: Battle of Cape Esperance
Acitvation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only one ground unit (of any size) may be activated. Bonus: Place the Tokyo Express marker in any Japanese controlled hex. See Emergency Supply Routes for the use of this marker.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Will use this card to bring back South Seas HQ early to Nagoya.
Bty..
302 6/27/2019 9:19:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message PBM sent
301 6/26/2019 8:41:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Sorry, that was backwards, Jersey is fine, Franklin flips...
300 6/26/2019 8:40:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Zuiho and Kamikaze sunk.
New Jersey flips.
Bty. for PBM
299 6/26/2019 8:38:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
9


Message from Japanese:
Intercept, but no one shows up!
Both are auto kill with a 1/2x result for AP. Just rolling for JP crits.
First at A, then B
298 6/26/2019 8:36:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
Intercept?
297 6/26/2019 4:43:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message file sent, bty
296 6/26/2019 9:42:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message Got to go to the beach, will send file later !
295 6/26/2019 9:24:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #32: 3 / Operation Reno II: Invasion of Rabaul
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 7 if US SW HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
activating with SW HQ (7+2)
294 6/25/2019 11:17:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Will go with second Pass here Phil.
Going last has more advantages for JP than AP at this stage. I can re-establish my AZOI to keep places in supply. If I have any planes left...
No file, Bty.
293 6/25/2019 5:36:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
One day, I will play last during a turn...

bty

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