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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
624 7/12/2019 11:00:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message No loss.

To you for PBM and to end the turn, no file
623 7/12/2019 11:00:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Shokaku fires back...
622 7/12/2019 10:53:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy 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:
AL9
+++
Event

ANZAC HQ Townsville activates 1+2=3 units:

1) CV Enterprise Admiralties to 2914h, attack Manila (A)
2) CV Lexington Admiralties to 2816h, attack Tarakan (B)
3) CV Intrepid Admiralties to 3121h, attack Darwin (C)

With surprise I think all combats are autowin => CV Shokaku flips, (CV Akagi) + (21AF) to Deadpool.

(CV Shokaku) may roll a 9...

File sent, to you!
621 7/12/2019 10:23:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
JP8
+++
Ops

HQ: CF Davao
Log: 2+3=5

1) (27 Inf) Palau => Taihoku (ASP 2/3)
2) (2 Inf) Ulithi => Pusan (SR)
3) (33 Inf) Truk => Manila (SR)
4) (ED Inf) Biak => Aparri (ASP 3/3)
5) (24AF) Palau => Tainan

To you, file sent.

Have a good Sunday!
620 7/12/2019 9:46:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message File sent, to you.
Have a nice weekend!
619 7/12/2019 9:44:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message As longer I think about it, as more it turns to nonsense...
:-(

My PBM:

2M Div to Saipan
1M Div with (CVL Belleau Wood) to Hollandia
(CV Essex) to Saipan
13AF/LRB to Guam
13AF 3226h - Cape York - Aitape
11AF 3226h - Cape York - Hollandia
618 7/12/2019 4:50:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message First, a change: (24AF) Palau, not Taihoku
617 7/12/2019 4:44:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message My PBM:

CVL Ryujo Darwin
(CV Akagi) Tarakan
BB Hiei Hanoi
CV Shokaku Manila
(24AF) Taihoku

To you, file in arrive
616 7/12/2019 4:16:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Iwo Jima A/N

12/13. CVL Belleau Wood flips

In bad luck, you were very lucky, again ... Your marines are saved from a very dangerous situation

Air/Naval factors: 21/25 => Japs win => No Gr combat
615 7/12/2019 4:08:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Japanese:
C. Iwo Jima A/N

All=24(+3) vs Jap=25
614 7/12/2019 4:07:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Davao

10AF/LRB shot down
613 7/12/2019 4:05:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Japanese:
B. Davao A/N

All=4* vs Jap=39
612 7/12/2019 4:04:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Darwin

No losses
611 7/12/2019 4:02:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
0


Message from Japanese:
A. Darwin A/N

All=10(+3) vs Jap=14
610 7/12/2019 4:02:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message HQ: CF Davao
Log: 3+3=6

1) CV Ryujo Derby => 2723h, supp.(A) Darwin
2,3) BB Hiei, (35 Inf) Manila => Iwo Jima (ASP 1/3)
4) (CV Akagi) Tarakan => Iwo Jima
5) CV Shokaku Tainan => 3013h, supp.(B) Davao
6) (24AF) Aparri => Manila, supp.(B) Davao

A. Darwin A/N

All=10(+3) vs Jap=14


B. Davao A/N

All=4* vs Jap=39


C. Iwo Jima A/N

All=24(+3) vs Jap=25


C. Iwo Jima Gr

All=24(?) vs Jap=21(+4)
609 7/12/2019 3:51:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Card 1/3
608 7/12/2019 3:50:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #49: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Intercept
607 7/11/2019 12:29:00 PM May-Aug 1944 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:
AL8
+++
Event

McArthur HQ Cairns activates 2+8=10 units:
1) 11th Airborne Div Hollandia to Aitape, PoW 4/4
2) XIV Corps Gili Gili to Saipan
3-4) 11+13AF Buin - Gili Gili - Cape York - 3226h, attack Darwin with half strength (A)
5) 10AF/LRB Nauru - Woodlark - Hollandia - Yap, attack Davao (B)
6) 13AF/LRB Tarawa - Kusaie - Wake - Marcus, attack Iwo Jima (C)
7-8) (CV Essex) convoys 1M Div Saipan to Iwo Jima, ASP 4/5 (C)
9-10) CVL Belleau Wood convoys 2M Div Rabaul to Iwo Jima, ASP 5/5 (C)

IDR=5

A. Darwin A/N
AL=10+3 vs JP=8*

B. Davao A/N
AL=4 vs JP=20

C. Iwo Jima A/N
AL=24+3 vs JP=N

C. Iwo Jima GR
AL=24+? vs JP=11+3

File sent, to you!
606 7/9/2019 5:56:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
JP7
+++
Copy you.

No file, to you
605 7/9/2019 5:51:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
AL7
+++
Card to FO

No file sent, to you!
604 7/9/2019 2:14:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #15: 3 / Mahatma Gandhi: Independence Campaign
Move the India marker one box toward India Revolts, if already in India Revolts box no additional effect. to the unrest box. Bonus: The Allies lose 1 ground replacement step next game turn and any other ground replacement steps available during the next game turn can only be used for non-Commonwealth ground units. Remove from played if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
JP6
+++
Event

To you, file in arrive
603 7/8/2019 11:41:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message My PBM:

5AF/LRB to Yap, 7AF/LRB to Marcus

Have a nice day!
602 7/7/2019 12:25:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message No intercept => auto victory, 2SN Mar flips

To you, for PBM. File in arrive
601 7/7/2019 12:21:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
IDR(<=2)?
600 7/7/2019 8:16:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Operations #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:
AL6
+++
OPS

Nimitz HQ Oahu activates 3+2=5 units:

1) (M Bde) Wake to Marcus, 1st ASP, 1st PoW
2) (SF Bde) Guam to Yap, 2nd ASP, 2nd PoW
3) 11th Airborne Div Kavieng to Hollandia, 3rd ASP, 3rd PoW
4-5) 7AF/LRB Kavieng - Admiralties - Guam, attack Iwo Jima with 5AF/LRB (A)

IDR=2

A. Iwo Jima A/N
AL=8+3 vs JP=N

File sent, to you!
599 7/7/2019 4:34:00 AM May-Aug 1944 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:
JP5
+++
Ops

HQ: CF Davao
Log: 1+3=4

1) 23AF Palembang => Kendari (PBM)
2) 12AD Singapore => Palembang
3) 5AD Tokyo => Osaka
4) (24AF) Yap => Aparri v(PBM)

To you, file in arrive, have a good Sunday!
598 7/6/2019 4:49:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message My PBM:

13AF/LRB to Tarawa
10AF/LRB to Nauru
7AF/LRB to Kavieng
2MAW to Kusaie
11AF to Gili Gili
7AF stays in Kavieng

To you, file sent.

Have a good Sunday!
597 7/6/2019 10:22:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message No intercept

Both combats are auto victories, without losses for you

File in arrive, to you for PBM
596 7/6/2019 10:19:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
IDR(<=4)?
595 7/6/2019 9:53:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #54: 2 / Hurricane Taskforce: Biak Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
AL5
+++
Event

McArthur HQ Cairns activates 2+4=6 units:

1-2) 7AF Gili Gili + 11AF Green to Kavieng, attack Truk with half strength (A)
3-5) 13AF/LRB Woodlark + 7AF/LRB Baka to Kusaie, attack Eniwetok together with 10AF/LRB (B)
6) 2MAW Tarawa - Nauru

IDR=4

A. Truk A/N
AL=10+3 vs JP=4*

B. Eniwetok A/N
AL=12+3 vs JP=7*

File sent, to you!
594 7/6/2019 8:46:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message JP4
+++
Pass 2/2.

To you, file sent
593 7/5/2019 7:38:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message My PBM:

14AF/LRB to Wake
10AF/LRB stays in Kusaie
5AF/LRB to Guam
(5AF) to New Georgia
7AF to Gili Gili
11AF to Green
13AF to Buin

File sent, to you.

Have a good weekend!
592 7/5/2019 4:34:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message My PBM:

(CV Soryu) Eniwetok
All other units back home.

To you, file in arrive
591 7/5/2019 4:31:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message BB Yamato and 5AF flip
590 7/5/2019 4:30:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Japanese:
B. Truk A/N

All(20+3) vs Jap=32
589 7/5/2019 4:27:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message (CV Taiho) sunk

588 7/5/2019 4:26:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Japanese:
A. Eniwetok A/N
All=12(+3) vs Jap=7*
587 7/5/2019 4:26:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Intercept

HQ: CF Davao
Log: 2+3=5

1) BB Yamato Samar => Truk (B)
2) (CV Soryu) Kendari => 3717h, supp.(B)
3) (24AF) Yap supp.(B) 1/2
4) (62AF) Truk
5) Lost

A. Eniwetok A/N
All=12(+3) vs Jap=7*

B. Truk A/N
All=20(+3) vs Jap=32
586 7/5/2019 3:35:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
IDR(<=4)?
585 7/4/2019 2:13:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #51: 2 / Chenault: 14th Air Force Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Condtions: Only air units may be activated. Bonus: The Allied player receives the non-LRB 14th AF air unit in any friendly, in supply airbase in North India or in the China air unit box. If neither of those locations is available, then bring the air unit into any friendly in supply airbase. If the US AVG air unit is in play, immediately remove it from the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
AL4
+++
Event

14AF to Dacca, AVG Air Akyab out of game.

Nimitz HQ Oahu activates 3+4=7 units:

1) 5AF/LRB Saipan attacks Eniwetok (A)
2-3) 10AF/LRB Nauru + 14AF/LRB Tarawa to Kusaie, attack Eniwetok (A)
4-7) 5, 7, 11 + 13AF to Rabaul, attack Truk with half strength (B)

IDR=4

A. Eniwetok A/N
AL=12+3 vs JP=7*

B. Truk A/N
AL=20+3 vs JP=4*

File sent, to you!
584 7/3/2019 3:00:00 PM May-Aug 1944 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:
JP3
+++
Ops

HQ: CF Davao
Log: 3+3=6

1) (32 Inf) Singapore => 2011h
2) (25 Inf) Phnom Penh => Saigon
3) (35 Inf) Marcus => Manila
4) (14 Inf) Manila => Hanoi
5) 12AD Manila => Singapore
6) Lost

To you, file in arrive

Have a good evening, Beda!
583 7/3/2019 2:02:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message My PBM:

Ships and SEAC/LRB to Rangoon
11AF/LRB to Jarhat

File sent, to you!
582 7/3/2019 11:37:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Almost incredible... no intercept

Auto victory, to you, no file
581 7/3/2019 11:36:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
IDR(<=6)?
580 7/2/2019 6:08:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #57: 2 / Axiom: British Amphibious Rangoon-Singapore Operation.
Activate: Any Commonwealth or Joint HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Only Commonwealth and Chinese units plus US air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
AL3
+++
Event

SEAC HQ activates 1+5=6 units:

1) (3rd Aus Corps) 2109h to 2010h
2-3) 11AF/LRB + SEAC/LRB to Bangkok, attack Singapore (A)
4-5) CA London + BB Warspite to Singapore (A)
6) CV Indomitable to 1814h, attack Singapore (A)

IDR=6

A. Singapore A/N
AL=38+3 vs JP=8

File sent, to you!
579 6/30/2019 5:18:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #44: 3 / Tokyo Express: Bougainville Reinforcements
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Bonus: The Japanese temporarily gain 2 ASPs that can be used for the duration of this Offensive. 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:
JP2
+++
Event

Marker in Wewak

HQ: CF Davao
Log: 3+4=7

1) 11AD Davao => Hollandia
2) (ED Inf) Wewak => Biak
3) 2AD Sarong => Davao
4) 12AD Iwo Jima => Manila
5) 31 Inf Biak => Tainan
6) (32 Inf) Tainan => Singapore
7) (24AF) Ulithi => Yap

PBM: 11AD => Sarong

To you, file sent
578 6/30/2019 3:36:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Change War in Europe value From -5 to -3
577 6/30/2019 3:35:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
AL2
+++
Event

WIE -5 to -3

File sent, to you!
576 6/30/2019 12:49:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message JP1
+++
Pass 1/2

No file, to you!
575 6/30/2019 12:47:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Oops! What a fool!
574 6/30/2019 11:50:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Draw 1/3, file sent, to you!
573 6/30/2019 11:49:00 AM May-Aug 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:
AL1
+++
Event
572 6/30/2019 10:30:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

571 6/30/2019 10:30:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message So the typhoon is still on arrival for soon...
:-))
570 6/30/2019 10:27:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message Everything is alright, Nando, ACTS does the reshuffle automatically when needed.
But Tojo reshuffles the deck only if he stays in it, see #533:
"...RESHUFFLE: If this card is played as an OC or a discard, reshuffle the Japanese deck at the end of this game turn...."
569 6/30/2019 9:14:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message I think it would be right if:

a) Discard all the cards I draw
b) Go back to turn 8
c) Set to reshuffle card deck
d) Draw again the five cards

Beda, what do you think about?
568 6/30/2019 9:10:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Oh, I see now that the cards in deck are only 22...
567 6/30/2019 4:06:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Beda, a doubt: but does the deck of cards automatically re-shuffle or has to be done manually?

🤔
566 6/30/2019 3:35:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message No FO card play, to you.

File sent, have a good Sunday!
565 6/30/2019 3:25:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

564 6/30/2019 3:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese End Turn
563 6/30/2019 3:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Strat bombing is a failure: B29 flips.

5 cards + 2 passes
562 6/30/2019 3:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Strategic warfare
561 6/30/2019 3:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message -1 card, -1 ASP, +1 pass
560 6/30/2019 3:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
Submarine warfare
559 6/30/2019 3:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 5 to 4
558 6/30/2019 3:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message My reinf:

12AD Iwo Jima
(32 Inf) Tainan
CVL Amagi Singapore

My repl:
BB Yamato Samar
(14 Inf) Manila


557 6/29/2019 4:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message No changes in National Status + US PW

Attrition: 2nd IN Corps Bangkok + 3rd NZ Div Nauru flip.

AL Reinforcements:

20 BC to China Box
CV Hancock, CVE Casablanca, 6M Div + 11th Airborne Div to Kavieng
4th Aus Div to Rabaul

Al Turn 9 Reinforcements to Delayed Box

AL Replacements:

2 ground => flip 1st + 3rd M Div Saipan
5 Air => flip 5AF/LRB Saipan, 7AF/LRB Baka + 13AF/LRB Woodlark, 2 lost
1 US Naval => build (CV Essex) in Saipan
1 BR Naval => lost
1 China => lost

File sent, to you!
556 6/29/2019 4:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
AL8
+++
Refill FO

File after R&R...
555 6/29/2019 2:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
JP7
+++
Card in FO

File in arrive, to you

Have a good weekend!
554 6/29/2019 2:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message My PBM:

(5AF/LRB) to Saipan
BB Washington to Admiralties
CV Bunker Hill to Saipan
CVs Franklin, Intrepid + Lexington to Admiralties
CV Wasp to Saipan
(CV Sangamon) + CA Northampton to Saipan

To you, file sent.

Have a nice weekend, Nando!
553 6/28/2019 5:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message My PBM:

(62AF) Truk
(CV Taiho) Eniwetok
11Ad Davao
5AD Tokyo
23AF Palembang
CVL Ryujo Derby
CV Shokaku Tainan
2AD Sarong

To you, file sent.

Have a good weekend and enjoy yourself with all your many activities

Today it's my first holyday, only a little exams session at the end of July: then a travel to inspect the front in Hong Kong and Australia!
552 6/28/2019 4:54:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Japs die, both Marines flip
551 6/28/2019 4:42:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
F. Saipan Gr
All=24 vs Jap=9(+4)

All autowin, only Jap defence
550 6/28/2019 4:41:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
F. Saipan A/N
All=98(+3) vs Jap=6*

Only defence, (CVE Kaiyo) sunk
549 6/28/2019 4:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message 24AF flips
548 6/28/2019 4:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
4


Message from Japanese:
Ulithi A/N
All=2* vs Jap=10
547 6/28/2019 4:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message No loss
546 6/28/2019 4:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
C. Samar A/N
All=10(+3) vs Jap=85

Only attack, CVL Bataan sunk
545 6/28/2019 4:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message No loss
544 6/28/2019 4:32:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Davao
All=N vs Jap=11

Only defence
543 6/28/2019 4:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message CVE Sangamon flips
542 6/28/2019 4:29:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from Japanese:
A. Tarakan A/N
All=6* vs Jap=30
541 6/28/2019 4:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message HQ: CF Davao
Log:3+5=8

1) 11AD Marcus => Sasebo, supp.(E)
2) 5AD Iwo Jima => Manila, supp.(C)
3) (CV Taiho) Davao => 3116h
4) (62AF) Sarong => Morotai, supp.(B)
5) 23AF Derby => Jolo, supp.(A)
6) CVL Ryujo Batavia => 2518h, supp.(A)
7) 2AD Palau => Manila, supp.(C)
8) CV Shokaku Koepang => 3215h, supp.(C)

A. Tarakan A/N
All=6* vs Jap=30

B. Davao A/N
All=N vs Jap=11

C. Samar A/N
All=10(+3) vs Jap=85

D. Ulithi A/N
All=2* vs Jap=10

E. Tokyo
Jap autowin

F. Saipan A/N
All=98(+3) vs Jap=6*

F. Saipan Gr
All=24 vs Jap=9(+4)
540 6/28/2019 4:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Future Offensive 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:
Intercept with this card
539 6/27/2019 5:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Future Offensive 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:
AL7
+++
Event

Nimitz HQ Oahu activates 3+12=15 units:

1) CV Sangamon Rabaul to 2716h, attack Tarakan (A)
2) CA Northampton Rabaul to Davao (B)
3) CVL Bataan Admiralties to 3114h, attack Samar (C)
4) (5AF/LRB) Admiralties attacks Ulithi (D)
5) Wake Bde Midway to Tokyo, 1/4 bonus ASPs (E)
6) M Bde Kusaie to Wake, 2/4 bonus ASPs, PoW 4/4
7-9) CVs Bunker Hill, Franklin + Intrepid from Admiralties + Kavieng to 3913h, attack Saipan (F)
10-11) CVs Lexington + Wasp Kavieng to 3913h (F)
12-13) BB Washington convoys 1M Div Admiralties to Saipan, 3/4 bonus ASPs (F)
14-15) BB New Jersey convoys 2M Div Kavieng to Saipan, 4/4 bonus ASPs (F)

IDR=7

A. Tarakan A/N
AL=6* vs JP=8

B. Davao A/N
AL=9* vs JP=7*

C. Samar A/N
AL=10+3 vs JP=29

D. Ulithi A/N
AL=2* vs JP=10

E. Tokyo GR
AL=2 vs JP=12+3

F. Saipan A/N
AL=98+3 vs JP=6*

F. Saipan GR
AL=24+? vs JP=9+4

File sent, to you!
538 6/27/2019 12:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Ah yes - and:

Don't be scared!

:-)
537 6/27/2019 12:42:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Sorry for the delay, Nando!
Have lots of work at the office and Family Business is incredible.
All this orchestra Trials, concerts, medical appointments and high School graduation celebrations will have their end on Saturday evening.
I've spent about 20 minutes a day this week for the next offensive, but I'm not ready yet...
:-(

Have a good Thursday!
536 6/26/2019 12:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message With these messages, you scare me! 😂
535 6/26/2019 1:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Hi Nando!
My next offensive isn't easy to plan, I hope to get it this evening, have a nice day!
534 6/24/2019 8:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Change US Political Will From 5 to 3
533 6/23/2019 3:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 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:
JP6
+++
Event (☹️)

To you, file in arrive
532 6/23/2019 3:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message My PBM:

11AFLRB to Jarhat
CV Indomitable + BB Warspite to Rangoon

File sent, to you!
531 6/23/2019 2:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Never seen a Commonwealth so lucky

Auto victory, to you for PBM, file sent
530 6/23/2019 2:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
IDR(<=4)?
529 6/23/2019 12:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #38: 2 / Operation Tarzan: Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: The Allied player may only activate ground and air units, of which one must be a Chinese Army unit IF there is one on the map and in HQ range. If no such unit is available, this requirement is ignored.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
AL6
+++
OPS

SEAC HQ activates 1+2=3 units:

1) 11AF/LRB Jarhat to Bangkok, attack Kuantan (A)
2) CV Indomitable Rangoon to 1814h, attack Kuantan (A)
3) BB Warspite Rangoon to Kuantan (A)

IDR=4

A. Kuantan A/N
AL=28+3 vs JP=20

File just sent, but a correction will come soon, to you!
528 6/23/2019 12:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Great!
We should meet in a pub or trattoria to discuss the next agreements...
Have a drink on me!
;-))
527 6/23/2019 4:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 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:
JP5
+++
Event

(27AF) in Medan, one air repl in reserve.

To you, file sent
526 6/23/2019 4:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Anytime a good game with you, Beda, even when the dice are with you...

😂
525 6/23/2019 4:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message My PBM:

11AF/LRB to Jarhat
CV Indomitable + BB Warspite to Rangoon

Anytime a good game with you, Nando, even when the dice are with me...

Have a good Sunday, too!

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