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475 7/20/2019 11:08:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message BHC Allies reduce 2nd AF

You need to assign damage and conduct PBM

no allied pbm - file up and back to you.
474 7/20/2019 11:04:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from Allies:
IJN reduces CA London - you need to assign balance of damage to eliminate London or Exeter

Allied critical reduces Yamato

BHC die roll
Japanese 30 factors
Allied 14 factors

no die roll modifiers


473 7/20/2019 10:59:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
whoops. now the allied roll
472 7/20/2019 10:58:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Allied 11th AF reduced - you need to choose balance of damage at BHA
Japanese air unit reduced.

BHB die roll
IJN 18 factors
Allied 9 factors

no modifiers

471 7/20/2019 10:53:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
9


Message from Allies:
No surprise. Activate SEAC for 1+2 reactions

Activate SEAC tac air and LRB for potential PBM.

BHA combat - Japan 28 factors Allies 11 factors +1 DRM allied air

470 7/20/2019 10:46:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Reaction die roll 8 or less needed.
469 7/18/2019 5:39:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message File up for your reaction!
468 7/18/2019 5:38:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #83: 2 / Invasion of Java: Battle of the Java Sea
Activation: South HQ only Logistic Value: 4 Long Lance Torpedoes: Japanese CA naval units add 2 to their attack strengths for the duration of this offensive.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
activate South HQ for 1 + 4 activations:

6 AF attacks Calcutta, BHA
BB Nagato to Calcutta, BHA
BB Yamato to Dacca, BHB
22 AF & 2 AF to Mandalay attack Lashio, BHC

467 7/8/2019 8:59:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message PBM complete. File up for your play

466 7/8/2019 8:29:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message No battle hex = no reaction! Your PBM!
465 7/8/2019 8:29:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Battle hex created? (need 0 - 4)
464 7/4/2019 1:56:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Activate ANZAC for 1+2 activations

At Koepang activate CV Indomitable, BB Washington, and 2nd MarDiv

CV moves to 3121 to cover landing
BB and 2nd MarDiv assault Sarong

File up and back to you for reaction


463 7/4/2019 1:49:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 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:
462 7/3/2019 9:22:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I have a political will card but I see no to get POW and resolve the PW loss that will happen at the end of this turn due to Attu/Kiska - so even if I gain one I will lose 2 and negotiate peace.


461 7/2/2019 3:53:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I did forget to upload the file. Sorry

460 7/2/2019 1:12:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message *Unless you have a PW card...
459 7/2/2019 1:11:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Unless you do not have a PW card in your hand the Allies will have a very hard time turning this one around...
458 7/2/2019 1:09:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
per Event. File up.
457 7/2/2019 1:09:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #11: 2 / US/British Second Front Conference - Germany First: US Inter-Service Rivalry
Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivalry is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Almost overlooked this one. Very luck draw for me.
456 7/2/2019 1:02:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message The last file is still my PBM file. No worries, I'll update the Vassal log file.

455 6/30/2019 8:20:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I thought I toggled that from red to black in the Vassal logfile.


454 6/30/2019 7:16:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message You can build the Jarhat Trans Route at no cost by play of this card.
453 6/29/2019 8:48:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Actually I should have played this after you ISR card play out of your Future Offensive Queue.

File up and back to you.

452 6/29/2019 8:40:00 AM 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:
Didn't read this card correctly first time. I should have played this as the first card this turn. Play and learn!

451 6/29/2019 7:33:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message PBM done! Your play!
450 6/29/2019 7:28:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message no damage in BHB!
449 6/29/2019 7:28:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
BHB:

AF 11 (+1 DRM)
448 6/29/2019 7:27:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message I will do return fire and see if you have a hit. Then I could do PBM afterwards to speed up play.
447 6/29/2019 7:26:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message BHB: Warspite flipped.
446 6/28/2019 8:30:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message 1+2 for surprise = 3 - 1/2 result - 25 hits to allocate.

only choice is to reduce 2 full strength units.

File up and back to you - finish Calcutta combat and your PBM.

445 6/28/2019 8:28:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
BHB you need to assign the damage prior to return fire.

Roll for Akyab bombardment -50 points

444 6/28/2019 8:24:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Air Naval BHB Japan surprise attack - 18 factors against Calcutta
443 6/28/2019 8:18:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
0


Message from Allies:
Air combat no damage.

Roll for ground combat BHA - Japan 18 Chinese 7
Japan +1 DRM (+2 air presence, -1 Jungle)

442 6/28/2019 8:15:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
air attack BHA - 9 is critical hit
441 6/28/2019 8:14:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Intel check - 8 or less to change surprise intel
440 6/28/2019 8:08:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #22: 2 / Orde Wingate: Chindits
Cancel the activation of one Japanese ground unit that activated in Burma or Northern India (Allied player's choice). Place the deactivated unit back in its starting hex. 77 SF Bde: The Allies gain the 77 Special Forces Brigade as a reinforcement during the next game turn (it cannot be delayed). Place the unit on the game turn track as a reminder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
28th Army returns to start point.

439 6/28/2019 8:01:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message File up for your review!
438 6/28/2019 8:00:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 7 Float Plane Tactics: Japanese CA naval units add 2 to their attack strengths for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Activate South HQ for 1 + 7 activations:

37th and 28th Army attack Mandalay, BHA
6AF attacks Mandalay from Rangoon, BHA

CV Soryu to 1607, attacks Calcutta, BHB
CVL Zuiho to 1808, attacks Calcutta, BHB

BB Yamato, BB Nagato, CA Mogami to Akyab, BHC

=> SEAC HQ is out of supply! No reaction possible!

437 6/28/2019 7:30:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
per Event play
436 6/28/2019 7:29:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Subs need 0-4 to hit
435 6/28/2019 7:29:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #75: 1 / Submarine Attack
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: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 5-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Played against BB Massachusetts.
434 6/25/2019 6:17:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Play for ops

Activate C Pac for 3+3=6 activations

Activate Marine Brigade at Efate and Strat move to Oahu (avoiding AZOI)

Activate CVL San Jacinto and BB Mass at Efate and move to Port Moresby

no battle hex. file up and back to you.
433 6/25/2019 5:24:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message File up. Back to you!
432 6/25/2019 5:23:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
per Event
431 6/25/2019 5:23:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #7: 2 / US Joint Staff Debate: US Inter-Service Rivalry
Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivalry is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
430 6/23/2019 8:52:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #34: 2 / Operation Culverin: Invasion of Sumatra
Activate: Any Joint or Commonwealth HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Contions: Only Commonwealth units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate SEAC for 1+4=5 activations

Activate B Ind and SEAC air at Akyab.
SEAC air moves to Lashio
B Ind moves to Kohima

Activate 15 Brit and 4th Ind at Dacca
Move both to Akyab

File up and back to you
429 6/23/2019 8:28:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Your initiative!
428 6/23/2019 8:27:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

427 6/23/2019 7:53:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Cards drawn. Back to you for your draw then initiative segment

426 6/23/2019 7:51:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

425 6/23/2019 7:51:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Strat Warfare - 6 or less reduces Japanese hand and ASP

424 6/23/2019 7:49:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message They are flipped
I just didn't catch in the Vassal log.


423 6/23/2019 7:44:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Thanks for the info. Please check the two armies northeast of Rangoon. They are actually supposed to be flipped. At least, I think I flipped them...
422 6/23/2019 7:29:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I saw you reduced Japanese divisions in China but I did not see any replacements placed in Vassal except for the CV Junyo. Did you intend to reinforce some ground units?

421 6/23/2019 5:30:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message You can do Strat warfare and draw cards!
420 6/23/2019 5:30:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Japanese Replacements are up!
419 6/23/2019 5:29:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 8 to 6
418 6/23/2019 3:31:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Got a PBM message after your reinforcements message. Might have been for another game
417 6/23/2019 3:24:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Allied replacements placed

file up and back to you


416 6/23/2019 2:45:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Japan PBM finished. File up!
415 6/23/2019 2:38:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Japan Reinforcements placed. File up!
414 6/21/2019 7:10:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Reinforcements placed - file up and back to you.

413 6/21/2019 6:34:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message File up for your reinforcements!
412 6/21/2019 6:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change game turn Game turn changed to May-Aug 1943
411 6/21/2019 6:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change US Political Will From 2 to 1
410 6/21/2019 6:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese End Turn
409 6/21/2019 6:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Finally, my PBM. I will be able play every other day during the next weeks. Will finish the turn now!
408 6/19/2019 3:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Not a problem. I'm going to be gone most of the day tomorrow so I'll check when I return.

407 6/19/2019 3:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Sean, only myself to blame for the delay of the game. Unintentional, of course. Highest work load possible during the last two weeks. Tomorrow is a holiday and I'm looking forward to returning to wargaming. Will make my moves then. Sorry!
406 6/15/2019 11:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Don't know if ACTS is acting up. I've had messages late or in the wrong order in the past.

I believe we are back to you for your PBM and one combat decision - then end of turn.

405 6/10/2019 11:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message - 1 drm for jungle hex

Both results are 1x

Japanese do 36 hits
Allies do 25 hits

15th British eliminated. Chinese 66th flipped. Chinese retreat
Both Japanese units flipped

no allied pbm
back to you - file up.

404 6/10/2019 11:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
3


Message from Allies:
Air combat - no damage to Japanese
You do 20 with a critical - I'll eliminate AVG and flip SEAC - change if you need to.

Gournd combat roll -
36 Japanese factors
Allied 25 factors

403 6/10/2019 11:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
3


Message from Allies:
Air combat over BHA

Japanese 20 factors
Allied 15 factors
+1 allied DRM


402 6/10/2019 11:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Intercept

Activate SEAC for 1+3=4 activations

Activate SEAC air to join BHA

Activate 5th and 66th Chinese
Move 5th and 66th into BHA

Activate AVG to join BHA


401 6/10/2019 10:54:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
reaction roll - 7 or less

400 6/8/2019 6:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Out of town now - will run reaction tomorrow when I return home
399 6/8/2019 5:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Your reaction!
398 6/8/2019 5:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #46: 3 / Operation A-Go: Battle of the Philippine Sea
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if Combined Fleet HQ, otherwise: 4. Intelligence: Intercept. Tactical Wire Intercepts: Allied carrier units have their defense values increased by two for the duration of the Offensive. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Activate South HQ for 1 + 3 activations:

37th and 28th Army to 2197 attack 15 Corps, BHA
2 AF to Rangoon, BHA
Korean Army strat moves to Rangoon
397 6/8/2019 5:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message will do my last play right now...
396 6/8/2019 5:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Damn! I overlooked your last message. Somehow, ACTS has sent my play after your play to my email account ?!
395 6/4/2019 9:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message No cards to play. One in FOQ placed there this turn.

Back to you.

394 6/4/2019 7:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Your play!
393 6/4/2019 7:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
392 6/2/2019 11:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Discard Strategy card #71: 2 / Victor Plans: MacArthur Liberates The Philippines
OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
discard to put ANZAC on turn track for next turn placement
391 6/2/2019 11:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change US Political Will From 4 to 2
390 6/2/2019 11:01:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Your play.
389 6/2/2019 11:00:00 AM Jan-Apr 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:
-2 PW
388 6/2/2019 10:49:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message No additional effects. I wanted the card draw.
387 6/2/2019 10:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Card sent to FO queue.

Back to you

386 6/2/2019 10:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
385 6/2/2019 10:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Does the Panama Canal attack delay the reinforcements already in the delay box?

384 6/2/2019 10:32:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message That's a total of 3 card draws for Japanese and thus no more draws this turn.
383 6/2/2019 10:26:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Your play.
382 6/2/2019 10:26:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
per Event
381 6/2/2019 10:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #80: 2 / Submarine Launched Air Attack on the Panama Canal: I-400
Allied Reinforcements for the next game turn are delayed. Place those reinforcements in the delay box when they arrive. If reinforcements are already delayed, there are no additional effects. Place the Panama Canal Attack marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
380 6/2/2019 9:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #19: 2 / Anakim Operation: Burma Offensive
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: Only ground and air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate SEAC for 1+3=4 activations

Activate B Ind and 6th Chinese - move north to Akyab
Activate 5th and 66th Chinese - move north to Mandalay

file up and back to you.
379 6/1/2019 8:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Flip 7 AF and 25 AF. File up. Your play.
378 6/1/2019 7:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
377 6/1/2019 7:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message PBM done.
376 6/1/2019 6:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Flipped 3 IJN air units

file up and back to you

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