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645 6/26/2019 1:33:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Chris Crane to Chris Crane
644 6/18/2019 11:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Fine by me.
643 6/18/2019 10:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message I should have done that, but once the game was over, it's priority has plummetted and I've been doing other stuff. He won't actually need the result for a couple of months.

But, that said, I'll have it out here tomorrow some time. It's not like it's hard, I just have to look up addresses and the information he wants.

One thing I know the GM's are recording is the type of victory. I think this should, for statistical purposes, be scored as an Isolation victory. I feel like your concession just saved two card plays, the one where the BB's clean off all the extra steps on Seoul and the one where the Army lands with three corps (I think I have enough ASPs left for that). So that would be more accurate to my way of thinking.

You OK with that? Thoughts?
642 6/18/2019 6:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Where you going to send that email off to Chris? Just checking to see if you have been tied up which is cool.
641 6/15/2019 10:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message I'll email Chris (w/ copy to you).

It was a GREAT game. I've got some thoughts to share, but they'll have to wait until tomorrow. But the bottom line is that I'm really glad you stayed in it. It was so unusual and so exciting. I didn't want to let on how much ISR was killing me, but it was. The good side to that was I learned a lot about fighting under ISR.

Anyway, more tomorrow.
640 6/15/2019 10:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message File 175 is up.

Just for the record, even if I fail to isolate Jpn this turn, and assuming that all three non-Military events make it into my remaining two hands, I believe that I can take and hold the five remaining cities on Honshu in the next 16 cards regardless of what you draw.

That said, it's a tournament, and I have no problem if you think I should "prove it".

Oops, I see we just crossed mails.
639 6/15/2019 10:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message I'll resign at this point. Good game. In reality I lost the game on the 2nd card of the game and then not taking care of the Phillipines. My first two hands, easily the most important for the Japanese, were bad. Especially the turn 3 hand which was downright terrible. You played well and after my major mistake I was never able to recover.

Do you want to report the outcome or should I? Good luck in your next game and hopefully they can put up a better fight than I did.

My only real shot was for you to draw Manchuria in the turn 8 or so timeframe which would have put all those non military cards back in your draw pile meaning you would not draw those near perfect hands. I keep track of the big 16 allied cards and yes you still had a chunk of them left. Those are the unlimited 3 op military operation cards that have major activations for either CPAC or SW PAC.
638 6/15/2019 10:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message ALLIED PBM

CV Enterprise from 3505 to Kure
BB New Jersey from Hakodate to Kure
BB Mississippi from Kure to Okinawa
BB New York from Kure to Okinawa
All four remaining BB (New Jersey, Missouri, Washington, N. Carolina) remain in Kure.

637 6/15/2019 10:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message Fourteen out of my remaining 17 cards are Military Events, some as good as what you've seen so far in this hand. I have no more Draw Cards available. I tell you this because you could with 15 minutes of effort figure it out for yourself. Bottom line. There are only three cards in my deck that aren't going to get played unless I must make a reshuffle after Turn 11. I'm not sure you realized how unusual that drought of OPS only cards was; it was masked by the extended ISR afterall.

Regardless, I've got a bunch more coming to me, and I feel like they're owed to me. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if the Manchuria Card is never played.
636 6/15/2019 9:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Even that was a complete failure. 1X net is 12 and 2 of the three units flip.

BH S A/N is an auto flip of the 28th army.

BH D is an auto elimination of Teryu at Hakodate.

Your PBM and likely the end of the game. I will let you know soon.
635 6/15/2019 9:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
It didn't matter a bit but that sums up my luck for the entire game in that intel DR. That single word is horrible.

BH Q Kure; BB eliminate all the J ground steps except the intrinsic 12-12.

Allied combat is auto. Only thing to decided it is how many I take with me.

DR1 J 12AF +3
634 6/15/2019 9:02:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Not that is matter but here is intel
633 6/15/2019 8:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message This is ass flat silly. Make that 4 of the best 5 allied cards in a single hand. I'll roll it tonight.
632 6/15/2019 5:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message The USN Battle Line has been loafing this whole war; now it's time to send them in.

In the VASSAL File, they are offset 1 hex from Kure just for clarity.
631 6/15/2019 5:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #75: 3 / Operation Detachment: Iwo Jima
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 Conditions: An Allied ground unit must make an amphibious move to a hex within 10 hexes of Tokyo or this card may only be used as an OC.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Play the Event on HQ CENTPAC for 8+3 NAVY activations:

a & b) BB Mass escorts 1st MarDiv and 1 ASP (n. 1/10) from Port Arthur to Kure, Battle Q
c & d) BB New York escorts 2nd MarDiv and 1 ASP (n. 2/10) from Okinawa to Kure, Battle Q
e & f) BB Washington escorts 5th MarDiv and 1 ASP (n.3/10) from Leyte to Kure, Battle Q
g) BB Missouri from Eniwetok to Kure, Battle Q
h) BB Mississippi from Shanghai to Kure, Battle Q
i) BB North Carolina from Jolo to Kure, Battle Q
j) CV Enterprise from Okinawa to 3505, attacks Kyoto, Battle I
k) BB New Jersey from Shanghai to Hakodate, Battle D

File 173 is up.
630 6/15/2019 2:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message ALLIED PBM

CVL Bataan to Leyte. (We're conducting an IG inspection regarding their performance of late.)
CVL Belleau Wood to Okinawa
CV Wasp to Okinawa
CV Lexington to Okinawa
CV Enterprise to Okinawa
CV Bunker Hill to Shanghai
CV Franklin to Shanghai
CV Essex stays in Port Arthur
CV Shangri-La stays in Port Arthur

File 172 is up. This file also records your Pass.

++++
I have to step out for about 1.5 hours, but I should be able to get the next card in right after that.

629 6/15/2019 2:19:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message I'll take the first of my two passes. That is 3 of the best 5 allied cards in the entire deck in row. I suppose you have a couple more? LOL
628 6/15/2019 2:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message BH F result; Aobo sinks.

No PBM for J

File up for your PBM
627 6/15/2019 2:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
BH E result; 1/2X for A is a miss. LOL A CL will likely be the last J A/N unit on the board.

BH F Tokyo

DR1 A 10AF +3
No roll for J
626 6/15/2019 2:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
BH D results; Hiei sinks

BH E Hakodate

DR1 A 10AF +3
No roll for J
625 6/15/2019 2:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
BH C results Zuhio sink. NE for J

BH D Kure

DR1 A 14 AF +3
No roll for J
624 6/15/2019 2:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
BH B results; Yamato sinks


BH C Sasebo; No roll for A as it is auto.

DR1 J 6AF
623 6/15/2019 2:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
NE for J at BH A

BH B

DR1 A 28AF +3
No roll for J
622 6/15/2019 2:08:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
BH A Pussan; Tahio is autokill. I will roll for J.

DR1 J 7AF


621 6/15/2019 2:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message I'll activate Hiei and Yamato in case they survive. No use activating the others as they are OOS or are auto kills. The cards in this game has been silly. You started with near perfect hands, when through a dry spell and now have unbelievable hands again.
620 6/15/2019 2:03:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Intel DR
619 6/15/2019 1:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #53: 3 / Operation Forager II: Invasion of Saipan and Tinian
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Play the Event on HQ CENTPAC for 6+3 NAVY activations:

a) CV Enterprise from Shanghai to 3207, attack Pusan, Battle A
b) CV Wasp from Shanghai to 3207, attack Pusan, Battle A
c) CV Essex stays put at Port Arthur, attacks Seoul, Battle B
d) CV Shangri-La stays put at Port Arthur, attacks Seoul, Battle B
e) CV Bunker Hill to 3308, attacks Sasebo, Battle C
f) CV Lexington from Okinawa to 3308, attack Sasebo, Battle C
g) CV Franklin from Port Arthur to 3408, attack Kure, Battle D
h) CVL Bataan from Okinawa to 3604, attack Hakodate, Battle E
i) CVL Belleau Wood from Okinawa to 3807, attack Tokyo, Battle F

File 170 is up.

That mid game drought of Military Events I suffered thru now gives me a deck rich in them. Of course, if some had come up earlier, you wouldn’t have got so much of your strength back to the Home Islands.
618 6/15/2019 12:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Yes use the ASP
617 6/15/2019 12:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message I should have made it explicit. The 2 CVs that fought from Port Arthure, and the two CVLs that fought from Okinawa stay put at their respective ports during PBM.
616 6/15/2019 12:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message Confirming that you wanted to use your ASP to move the (19th Army) to Kyoto? Probably one of the best things you could do, and the window of opportunity is closing, but you didn't mention the ASP, so...

ALLIED PBM

CV Hancock to Port Arthur
CV Bunker Hill to Port Arthur
CVL Bataan to Okinawa
CV Lexington to Okinawa
CV Enterprise to Shanghai
CVE St. Lo to Davao

File 169 is up.
615 6/14/2019 11:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 3 / Ichi-Go: China Offensive
Move the China marker one box to the left toward Government Collaped box. If moved into the Government Collapsed box China surrenders immediately. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
My next play regardless of where you PBM.

With the Taiho at Pussan Tsingtao is back in supply.

Combined 3+2=5

1) [19th Army] at Tsingtao to Koyto
2) [2nd Army] at Tsingtao to Osaka


That's it. File 168 up with that move made but with your naval units from your attack still not PBM'd. You can use that file for your PBM and next move.
614 6/14/2019 11:19:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message BH F results; 1X for A eliminates Takao and 28NAW. J result is a miss.

J PBM

Yamato to Seoul
Hiei to Kure
Tahio to Pussan
Aoba to Tokyo

File 167 up

File up.
613 6/14/2019 11:14:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Japanese:
BH E result; 1/2X for A eliminates the Junyo; 1/2X for J is a miss.

BH F A/N at Seoul

DR1 A 28AF +3
DR2 J 12AF
612 6/14/2019 11:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
5


Message from Japanese:
BH D results; 1/2X for A flips the Zuhio; 1/4X for J is a miss.

BH E A/N at Pussan

DR1 A 16AF +3
DR2 J 6AF
611 6/14/2019 11:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
0


Message from Japanese:
BH C result; 1X for A eliminates 21NAW. 1X for J eliminates San J.

BH D A/N at Sasebo

DR1 A 17AF +3
DR2 J 8AF
610 6/14/2019 11:08:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
6


Message from Japanese:
BH B result 1X for A eliminates Soryu; 1/2X for J is a miss.

BH C A/N at Koyto

DR1 A 10AF +3
DR2 J 33AF
609 6/14/2019 11:06:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
3


Message from Japanese:
BH A results; 1/2X for A is flips the Taiho. Japanese result is a miss.

BH B A/N at Ominato

DR1 A 24AF +3
DR2 J 10AF
608 6/14/2019 11:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
6


Message from Japanese:
BH A Hakodate

DR1 Allies 28AF +3
DR2 J 13AF
607 6/14/2019 11:03:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message I will activate the Tahio as well at Hakodate in case it survives by some miracle.
606 6/14/2019 11:02:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message I'll active the Yamato at Kure, Hiei at Osaka, and Aoba at Tokyo and send them to BH C which is Koyoto. Really makes very little difference but at least I can possibly kill an allied unit.
605 6/14/2019 10:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
Intel DR
604 6/14/2019 10:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
You've already played your card to put me back under ISR...

Play the Event on HQ CENTPAC for 8+3 NAVY activations:

a) CV Bunker Hill from Port Arthur to 3604, attack Hakodate, Battle A
b) CV Hancock from Port Arthur to 3604, attack Hakodate, Battle A
c) CV Enterprise from Shanghai to 3806, attack Ominato, Battle B
d) CV Lexington from Okinawa to 3806, attack Ominato, Battle B
e) CVL San Jacinto from Okinawa to 3505, attack Kyoto, Battle C
f) CVL Belleau Woods stays at Okinawa, attacks Sasebo, Battle D
g) (CVL Cowpens) stays at Okinawa, attacks Sasebo, Battle D
h) CVL Bataan from Okinawa to 3207, attacks Pusan, Battle E
i) CVE St. Lo from Davao to 3207, attacks Pusan, Battle E
j) CV Essex stays at Port Arthur, attacks Seoul, Battle F
k) CV Shangri-La stays at Port Arthur, attacks Seoul, Battle F

File 166 is up.
603 6/14/2019 9:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message ALLIED PBM
(3rd MAW) from Okinawa via Taihoku and Tainan to Aparri
CVL Bataan to Okinawa
(10th LRB) from Port Arthur via Shanghai to Clark Field
14th LRB from Port Arthur via Shanghai to Tainan
7th AF stays in Port Arthur
CV Essex to Port Arthur
CV Shangri-La to Port Arthur
CVL Belleau Wood to Okinawa
(CVL Cowpens) to Okinawa
CV Wasp to Shanghai
CV Intrepid to Shanghai
CV BH Richard to Shanghai
CV Franklin to Port Arthur

File 165 is up.
602 6/14/2019 11:19:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Card draw for ISR
601 6/14/2019 11:19:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 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:
Allies into ISR
600 6/14/2019 11:19:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Ominato BH 1X is a miss for A; 1X for J flips 10AF LRB.

Japanese PBM

Junyo from Ominato to Pussan
Zuhio from Ominato to Sasebo

That's it. I will leave the rest of the units that I activated where they are. I needed some luck and didn't get it. You only missed 1 time.

File up for your PBM. I will go ahead and play the card to put you into ISR and then you will be up again.
599 6/14/2019 11:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
6


Message from Japanese:
BH H results; 1X for A is a miss. 1/4X for J is a miss.

BH I A/N at Ominato

DR1 A 4AF +3
DR2 J 16AF
598 6/14/2019 11:11:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
1


Message from Japanese:
BH G results; 1X for A flips Aoba and then eliminates 22NAW and Kaiyo; 1/4X is a miss for J.

BH H A/N at Hakodate

DR1 A 4AF +3
DR2 J 21AF
597 6/14/2019 11:09:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
1


Message from Japanese:
BH F results; 1X for A eliminates 10AD and Amagi; 1/4X for J is a miss.

BH G A/N at Tokyo

DR1 A 28AF +3
DR2 J 28AF
596 6/14/2019 11:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from Japanese:
Results as Osaka 1X for A eliminates 8AD I assume. Let me know if you want to eliminate the Hiei instead. 1X for J flips the Cowpens.

BH F A/N at Naygoa

DR1 A 26AF +3
DR2 J 12AF
595 6/14/2019 11:05:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Japanese:
Results at Kure; 1X for A flips the Yamato and then eliminates 51NAW. Japanese miss.

BH E A/N at Osaka

DR1 A 20AF +3
DR2 J 17AF (Only one air unit)
594 6/14/2019 11:02:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
2


Message from Japanese:
BH C results 1X CH for A eliminates 26NAW; 1/2X for J is a miss.

BH D A/N at Kure

DR1 A 28AF +3
DR2 J 22AF (Only 1 air)
593 6/14/2019 11:00:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
3


Message from Japanese:
BH J results; 1/2X for A is a miss; 1X for J is a miss.

BH C A/N at Pussan

DR1 A 10AF +3
DR2 J 5AF
592 6/14/2019 10:58:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
8


Message from Japanese:
BH B results; 1/2X for A and 1/4X for J are both misses.

BH J A/N at Kyoto

DR1 A 4AF +3
DR2 J 8AF
591 6/14/2019 10:57:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
2


Message from Japanese:
Ground Combat at Sasebo; 1X if NE for the allies.

BH B Seoul A/N

DR1 A 10AF +3
DR2 J 12AF
590 6/14/2019 10:55:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
BH A results; 1X for A eliminates 11AD; 1X CH for J flips 3MAW.

Ground Combat as Sasebo; M Brigade is auto eliminated by the Japan. I will roll to see if the Allies can take a step of Japanese.

DR1 A 8AF (Net 0; -2 for Terrain and +2 for Air)
589 6/14/2019 10:51:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
9


Message from Japanese:
BH A A/N at Sasebo

DR1 A 10AF +3
DR2 J 3AF
588 6/14/2019 10:48:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message I will activate the following units for PBM.

Combined 3+2=5

1) 21NAW at Koyto
2-3) Taiho and Zuhio at Hadodate
4-5) Soryu and Junyo at Ominato
587 6/14/2019 10:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Intel DR
586 6/13/2019 8:55:00 PM 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:
Better get this played before I'm under ISR again! I certainly would have preferred to use it later in the turn!

Play the Event on HQ CENTPAC for 12+3 JOINT activations:

a) 3rd MAW from Aparri via Tainan and Taihoku to Okinawa, attack Sasebo, Battle A
b) Marine Bde from Jolo and 1 Bonus ASP to Sasebo, Battle A
c) 7th AF stays at Port Arthur, attack Seoul, Battle B
d) 13th LRB from Aparri to Taihoku, attack Kyoto, Battle J
e) CVL Bataan from Okinawa to 3207, attack Pusan, Battle C
f) CV Essex from Port Arthur to 3408, attack Kure, Battle D
g) CV Shangri-La from Port Arthur to 3408, attack Kure, Battle D
h) CVL Belleau Wood from Okinawa to 3508, attack Osaka, Battle E
i) CVL Cowpens from Okinawa to 3508, attack Osaka, Battle E
j) CV Franklin from Port Arthur to 3608, attack Nagoya, Battle F
k) CV Wasp from Davao to 3608, attack Nagoya, Battle F
L) CV Intrepid from Shanghai to 3807, attack Tokyo, Battle G
m) CV B.H. Richard from Shanghai to 3807, attack Tokyo, Battle G
n) 14th LRB from Tainan to Port Arthur, attack Hakodate, Battle H
O) 10th LRB from Clark Field via Shanghai to Port Arthur, attack Ominato, Battle I

File 163 is up.
585 6/12/2019 9:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #11: 2 / US/British Second Front Conference - Germany First: US Inter-Service Rivalry

Message from Japanese:
Back to my hand.
584 6/12/2019 9:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Discard Strategy card #56: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory
OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Discarding
583 6/12/2019 9:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #67: 2 / Japanese Army/Navy: Central Agreement
This event ends a Japanese inter-service rivalry. Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. Bonus: If this card is played as an event, the Japanese have the option to discard a card of their choice and re-place it with any card from the discard pile (not those removed from play).

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Get out of ISR with this one. I will be discarding a WIE card to pick up ISR card. No file and you are back up. Just flip my ISR marker on the map.
582 6/12/2019 8:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #9: 3 / Olympic and Coronet: the Invasion of Japan

Message from Allies:
Picking this up per President Roosevelt's orders...
581 6/12/2019 8:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Discard Strategy card #81: 2 / China Offensive: Counter-Offensive in Kweilin-Liuchow
OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Discarding...
580 6/12/2019 8:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #52: 1 / Roosevelt-Nimitz-MacArthur: End of US Army-Navy Dispute
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: If this card is played as an event, the Allies have the option to discard a card of their choice and replace it with any card from the discard pile (not those removed from play). Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
We'll do the obvious thing first. Playing this event.

I'll be discarding a China Offensive and picking up Coronet/Olympic.

No File to send.
579 6/12/2019 7:33:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Forgot my 2nd ground replacement. Place the [25th] Army at Ominato

New file up 162a
578 6/12/2019 7:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message With no FO card you are up first.
577 6/12/2019 7:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

576 6/12/2019 7:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message All hits. I am down to 1 ASP. 4 cards and 2 passes.
575 6/12/2019 7:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from Japanese:
Strategic Bombing
574 6/12/2019 7:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
Sub dr
573 6/12/2019 7:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Turn 10 J reinforcements:

36th Army to Kure
[39th Army] to Nagoya

Replacements:

2 Ground from the China track, down to 0, flip 39th at Nagoya.

2 air from the strategic record track. [26NAW] to Pussan and [28NAW] to Seoul

2 Naval replacements: Flip Taiho at Hakodate and put [Kaiyo] to Tokyo. That leave me 2.

I'll roll for subs and strategic bombing.
572 6/12/2019 6:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

571 6/12/2019 6:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message RE: Resource Hexes...

Doh! (I've been focused on the three on the Continent for so long... but not totally. I remembered long enough to invest some CVE's into keeping the others reasonably isolated... I hope.
570 6/12/2019 6:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message ALLIED REINFORCEMENTS

HQ SEAC to Shanghai
BB Duke of York to Tainan
CV Victorious to Tainan
CV B.H. Richard to Shanghai
BC Alaska to Manila
5th MarDiv to Leyte
21st Bomber Command to Iwo Jima
CVE Commencement Bay to Koepang
CVE St. Lo to Davao

ALLIED REPLACEMENTS
Air Replacements: Unused
2 Naval Replacements: Restore CVL Belleau Wood to Full at Okinawa
2 Ground Repl:
- Flip 1st MarDiv to Full at Port Arthur
- Flip 2nd MarDiv to Full at Okinawa

File 161 is up.
569 6/12/2019 6:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Change US Political Will From 6 to 5
568 6/12/2019 6:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Not that it matters. There is not going to be a PW victory but the Japanese control way more than 3 resources at this point. Many of the DEI resources hexes are still controlled by the Japanese. Control is the last side to have a ground unit in a hex and there are many hexes that the last unit was a Japanese unit.
567 6/12/2019 6:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Change US Political Will From 4 to 6
566 6/12/2019 6:05:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies End Turn
565 6/12/2019 6:04:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message Obviously, I should have said, I'm proceeding immediately to the

POLITICAL PHASE
4.31 National Status Phase: no countries change status
4.32 Political Will Segment:
- With Okinawa, Shanghai, Port Arthur and Iwo Jima, the US earns its PoW
- Successful US Strategic Bombing, Political Will from +4 to +5
- Jpn controls 3 or few Resource Hexes, PW from +5 to +6
(one time award per 16.43A)

ATTITION PHASE
Jpn Forces in 3105 and 3205 are OOS. Flip 19th Army at Tsingtao

Some CW Forces in the CBI are OOS. Flip Indian 4 Corps at Dacca
- (Ind 2 Corps) and (FE AF) are within support range of HQ SWPAC
- Chinese and Rangoon are fully supplied due to HQ ANZAC
- Both Royal Navy (CA) are OOS, but to no real effect.

File 160 is up. Now on to R&R

564 6/12/2019 5:39:00 PM May-Aug 1944 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:
Play for the Event on HQ ANZAC for 3+1 Combined ARMY activations:
a) US 11th Airborne and 1 ASP (n. 5/9) from Leyte to Iwo Jima
b) British 15 Corps SNM from Kendari to Okinawa
c) Aus 3 Corps from Miri SNM to Tainan
d) (Brit CV Indomitable) from Kendari to Tainan

No Battle Hexes
File 159 Up.

I'm proceeding immediately to the Allied R&R
563 6/12/2019 4:11:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message ALLIED PBM

CV Essex to Port Arthur
CV Intrepid to Shanghai
CV Enterprise to Shanghai
CV Lexington to Okinawa
CV Wasp to Davao
CVL Bataan to Okinawa
CVL Cowpens to Okinawa
CVL SAn Jacinto to Okinawa

File 158 up
562 6/12/2019 3:54:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message A good hand, true; and again your luck has been streaky bad. But a better hand would have had one of the three remaining ISR enders in it. Once the USN can land someone besides those Marine Divisions things are going to get much more grim for you.
561 6/11/2019 7:04:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Surprise again. Pretty much crap luck now for me.

BH's P,T,C,K,I are all auto.

File up for your PBM

I had a shot until you drew the best hand you could possibly draw this turn and then I failed on what 3 or 4 straight intel DR's.
560 6/11/2019 6:56:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Intel DR
559 6/10/2019 11:01:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #71: 2 / Victor Plans: MacArthur Liberates The Philippines
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Play the Event on HQ CENTPAC for 6+2 NAVY activations:

a) CVL Bataan from Leyte to 3006, attack Peiping, Battle P
b) CVL Cowpens from Leyte to 3106, attack Tientsin, Battle T
c) CVL San Jacinto from Tainan to 3207, attack Tsingtao, Battle C
d) CV Intrepid from Port Arthur to 3208, attack Pusan, Battle K
e) CV Essex from Shanghai to 3208, attack Pusan, Battle K
f) CV Enterprise from Leyte to 3208, attack Pusan, Battle K
g) CV Lexington from Saipan to 3711, attack Iwo Jima, Battle I
h) CV Wasp from Davao to 3711, attack Iwo Jima, Battle I

File 156 up. My guys are a bit dispersed. If you can manage an interception, you might do some significant damage. It's been so long, tho, that I feel compelled to remind you that you're under ISR. That should complicate things a little.
558 6/10/2019 10:24:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message ALLIED PBM

7th AF stays at Port Arthur
11th AF returns to Taihoku
7th LRB from Taihoku to Port Arthur
11th LRB stays at Taihoku
5th LRB from Okinawa to Shanghai
5th AF stays at Shanghai
13th AF from Shanghai to Taihoku
9th LRB from Shanghai to Tinian
9th AF from Shanghai to Tinian

File 155 is up.
557 6/10/2019 10:10:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message The surprise is nice, but frankly I just as soon draw your fighters out, even if I have to take Air Unit hits. This late in the turn, I can afford them, but it's hard to get my air units into range. But I figure you have to defend Seoul, so eventually they'll have to come to me now. Or so I figure. I just hope I'm not figuring wrong!
556 6/10/2019 6:44:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message A miss. File up for your PBM and then next play.
555 6/10/2019 6:42:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
A miss for the Japanese at Tientsen.

BH K is A/N at Tsingtao. 13LF's to apply flips 50NAW.
J fires back with 4AF

DR1 J 4AF
554 6/10/2019 6:40:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
BH T Tienntsin

20 LF's to apply. I assume that the 28NAW bites the dust. I will file back with [12AD] Need a CH

DR1 J 3AF
553 6/10/2019 6:38:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Surprise again. This is getting old.

BH S A/N at Seoul. 1X is 28 LF's to apply which eliminates 26AF and Kaiyo. The Takao can't fire back.
552 6/10/2019 6:34:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Intel DR
551 6/9/2019 10:29:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #31: 3 / Black Day: US New Guinea Air Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air units may be activated.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
(General Kenny Unleashed):
Play the Event on HQ CENTPAC for 6+3 ARMY activations:

a) 7th AF from Taihoku via Shanghai to Port Arthur, attack Seoul, Battle S
b) 11th AF from Taihoku via Shanghai to Port Arthur, attack Seoul, Battle S
c) 7th LRB from Taihoku stays put, attack Seoul, Battle S
d) 11th LRB from Taihoku stays put, attack Seoul, Battle S
e) 5th LRB from Aparri to Okinawa, attack Seoul, Battle S
f) 5th AF from Aparri via Taihoku to Shanghai, attack Tientsin, Battle T
g) 13th AF from Aparri via Taihoku to Shanghai, attack Tientsin, Battle T
h) 14th AF from Shanghai stays put, attacks Tsingtao, Battle K
i) 14th LRB from Shanghai stays put, attacks Tsingtao, Battle K

File 153 is up. Note, at Shanghai, I offset some of the attackers for clarity as to which units are involved in which battle. I think it's clear.
550 6/9/2019 9:45:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message ALLIED PBM

BB New Jersey from Port Arthur to Shanghai
CV Essex from 3006 to Shanghai
CV Hancock from 3006 to Port Arthur
CV Bunker Hill from 3006 to Port Arthur
CV Shangri La from 3308 to Port Arthur
CV Franklin from 3308 to Port Arthur
CV Intrepid from 3308 to Port Arthur

File 152 up
549 6/9/2019 9:29:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message Yeah, getting surprise on that move was just the frosting on the cake, wasn't it?

Not to demoralize you, but yes, i did save 3 military events for just this situation. I feel guilty about it, but it is a tournament, so I'm going to play the card I drew. I don't think it's a "lay down" yet, but things did take a very strong turn in my favor that round.
548 6/9/2019 8:33:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message A 1X result for J at Kure sinks the Belleau Wood.

I will send the file for your PBM and then three more cards.
547 6/9/2019 8:32:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
A miss at BH S for J

BH K Kure

1X for A flips 51AF; Japanese return fire with 22AF's

Japanese return fire at Kure

DR1 J 22AF
546 6/9/2019 8:30:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Ground Combat at Port Arthur. 1.5X net is 14 which flips both of the Marine boys.

BH S (Sasebo) A/N; 42LF's against my units there is going to wipe out everything except 1 reduced army air unit. I will roll for a CH there.

J return fire at BH S
DR1 J 3AF's

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