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276 9/10/2019 11:03:00 AM Master ID = 18339 Game Deleted
275 9/1/2019 3:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I am now out of hospital, so I can play again
274 9/1/2019 7:00:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Chris Crane to Chris Crane
273 9/1/2019 6:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Moderator Message It's this coming Monday. I'll add you to Round 3, Marc. Stay tuned for emails in the next couple days.
272 9/1/2019 5:47:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Happy for one of us to continue. I will go ahead if David is happy.

I will check when Labor day is . Not a UK holiday
271 8/31/2019 7:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Moderator Message I will accept David's concession, if you wish to continue, Marc. Round 3 won't get setup until Labor day at the earliest.

Let me know.
270 8/31/2019 4:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message David, to be fair to you, the Japanese with the "historical hand" are hard to stop in the early years
269 8/31/2019 4:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message I am willing to let Marc take my place. I think this is my last EotS game. I'm just not very good at it.
268 8/31/2019 2:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message It is unfortunate that I could not send the files on this one as I am still in hospital. I would argue that the allied position is vulnerable. David is likely to lose another political will this turn due to progress of the war. The allies lack any toehold in New Guinea or the Solomoms. It is therefore unlikely he can capture 4 locations with just 4 ASPs, especially as the USN has taken some damage.

He is also vulnerable in the CBI. His air is positioned so that I can cut off supply with 2 carriers and then I can attack.

I know we need a result and I will accept the umpires decision. Hopefully my health will hold up better next time.
267 8/31/2019 1:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Moderator Message The GMs have met and discussed and we're going to rule in David's favor for this one, principally on Time (although not by much). The JP position is strong, but the Allies certainly aren't out of it and without CBI, the JP isn't likely to win it on Political Will (although Tojo hasn't come out, but who knows when it will).

In other words, the game will likely go into 1944 and it will come down to JP defense against blockade or invasion and it is too early to predict how that will play out.

Since this is your second loss, Marc, it's unfortunate that the tournament ends this way for you. I hope to see you again next time, despite this result.

With this game being decided, the round is officially over. David, stay tuned for emails coming out for Round 3.


266 8/27/2019 1:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I can't get to the files I am afraid. Stuck in hospital.

War in Europe cards have been unkind. I have only had one so far :-)
265 8/26/2019 1:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Moderator Message Can someone send me a latest copy of a .vsav file with the board?

Just to set expectations here: Marc is a little more over in total time than David. So, unless the board obviously favors Marc, I'm inclined to decide the game in David's favor in the absence of any other method to reach decision.

In my experience, it isn't unusual for the JP to be dominating the map at the beginning of T5, but a US Political Will marker at 3 is a good indicator that the Allies will make it to T6. Furthermore, the WiE marker at 1 means the US Fleet will hit the map next turn and the tide will turn against the JP for the rest of 1943.

Either way, once I get the board, my assistant GM and I will go over it and come to a final decision.

Thanks.
264 8/25/2019 11:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message I agree that Marc is winning. It's not impossible I could turn things around, but I am okay with whatever you decide.
263 8/25/2019 2:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Sorry, I am in hospital for at least a week. I would judge that I have the upper hand, but it could still go either way. I suggest we call it a draw. Apologies Marc
262 8/24/2019 10:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Marc said he would not have access to Vassal for a week, so no, I doubt we will be able to finish this week.
261 8/24/2019 10:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

260 8/24/2019 10:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Moderator Message Hi David & Marc. There is one week left before this round ends and this game is just starting Turn 5. I note that Marc just posted into the game that he has gone into the hospital (very sorry to hear that). In running the numbers you guys are about even on time. Will this game be resolved by the end of next week?
259 8/23/2019 2:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Correction .. without access to Vassal
258 8/23/2019 12:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

257 8/23/2019 12:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Subs hit. Japs lose 1 asp and a card
256 8/23/2019 12:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
Subs roll
255 8/23/2019 12:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Unfortunately I am now in hospital with access to Vassal. It will be at least a week before I can make a move. We can draw cards and do strategic warfare
254 8/23/2019 12:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Use naval rp to build (Junyo) at Singapore
253 8/16/2019 7:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allied replacements done.
252 8/15/2019 9:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Japanese reinforcements done - back to Allies for replacements
251 8/15/2019 6:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allied reinforcements done.
250 8/14/2019 10:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Back to Allies to place reinforcements
249 8/14/2019 10:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese End Turn
248 8/14/2019 10:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change US Political Will From 7 to 3
247 8/14/2019 10:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Done end of Turn - Phillipines and Malaya surrender.
Politcal Will to 3 (Phillipines, Malaya, Alaska, Failed Progress of the War)

Removed units in Phillipines

Placed reinforcements and reset markers

ASPs to 4
246 8/14/2019 10:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Also playing to FoQ
245 8/14/2019 8:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Stashing last card as FO.
244 8/14/2019 9:35:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Back to Allies for final card of turn
243 8/14/2019 9:34:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message PBM done
242 8/14/2019 9:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Overkill indeed. Japanese to pbm.
241 8/14/2019 9:05:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Surprise Attack
240 8/14/2019 9:05:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Intel roll
239 8/12/2019 8:32:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #12: 3 / Operation MI: Battle of Midway
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 Conditions: All battles must be fought in one hex islands. Long Range Reconnaissance of Pearl Harbor: If French Shoals (5508) is not in an Allied air ZOI or within 3 hexes of a US CA naval unit, then the Allies add +4 to any intelligence die roll due to superior Japanese information security.

OC: 5 EC: 8

Message from Japanese:
Operation Overkill - attack on Nauru (get rid of the LRB base) for 10 Activations

One battle at A. Reaction possible on anything but a 9

Allies have no ASPs left, so can't intervene in the land battle
238 8/12/2019 6:38:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allied pbm done
237 8/12/2019 3:44:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Japanese pbm done
236 8/12/2019 3:43:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Allies inflict 15. Japanese inflict 46
US Flips 7th Army Air
Jap flipd N Carolina and Wasp, sinks [Enterprise] for 40
Japanese wins Air/Naval; (42 vs 39 survivors)
Invasion turned back (shame I was hoping to wipe them out on the beach ...)
235 8/12/2019 3:38:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
8


Message from Japanese:
Battle D Air/Naval
46 Japanese vs 59 Allied
234 8/12/2019 3:37:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message No effect
233 8/12/2019 3:37:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
2


Message from Japanese:
Battle C 2 vs 9
232 8/12/2019 3:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message US LRB destroyed
231 8/12/2019 3:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
9


Message from Japanese:
Battle B Eniwetok - 2 vs 20
230 8/12/2019 3:35:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message US LRB destroyed
229 8/12/2019 3:35:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
7


Message from Japanese:
Combat A 1 Allied vs 20 Japanese
228 8/12/2019 3:25:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Intercept roll - 0-7
227 8/11/2019 11:08:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #69: 3 / S-Day: Invasion of Luzon
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Bonus: If the 11th Airborne Division is on an airfield, not activated, with ANY in supply US air unit, the 11th Airborne division can be placed on any unoccupied hex that is not in an unneutralized Japanese air ZOI and is within the extended range/normal LRB (including B29) range of the air unit that it is stacked with.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
10 activations from SW Pac.
226 8/11/2019 2:05:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Japanese pbm done
225 8/10/2019 2:36:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allied pbm done.
224 8/9/2019 3:24:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Allies to do pbm
223 8/9/2019 3:24:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I take losses first as an ambush - so Jap attack reduced to 37 * 0.5 = 19

I flip FE Air and the AVG as they can't be repaired

2 Amush cards in the first 3 turns is very lucky !
222 8/8/2019 6:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message 1/2 damage for each - Japanese can flip two units. I will go ahead and flip the 5AF
221 8/8/2019 6:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from Allies:
A/N: JP 48 vs. Allied 37 @ +4
220 8/8/2019 6:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #12: 2 / Commander Rochefort: HYPO Success - JN25 Code break
Intelligence: Ambush. Bonus: During all battles of this Offensive, the Allied player achieves a critical hit result on all modified air-naval combat die rolls of 9 or greater. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
219 8/8/2019 5:27:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Future Offensive 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:
Play for Operations on South - 3 Ops
Attacking 2108 with 48 SPs
Note, not entering an AZOI in movement so Intelligence roll is 0-4, not 0-6
218 8/8/2019 3:21:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change War in Europe value From 0 to 1
217 8/7/2019 10:02:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #66: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Major 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: 2 1944: 3 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
216 8/7/2019 2:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message File loaded to Dropbox
215 8/7/2019 4:00:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change War in Europe value From 2 to 0
214 8/7/2019 4:00:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Play for event.
I will not update the map in drop ox, so back to you
213 8/6/2019 8:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allied pbm done.
212 8/6/2019 2:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Allies to do PBM
211 8/6/2019 2:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message 36 Allied losses to 11 Japanese. I assume you will flip 1st Army Air

1 Flip both LRBs and Lexington

PBM done
210 8/6/2019 2:35:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
2


Message from Japanese:
Combat - 43 Allied to 72 Japanese
209 8/6/2019 2:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Roll for Intercept
208 8/5/2019 5:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Single battle hex.
207 8/4/2019 1:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message PBM done
206 8/4/2019 10:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Japanese take Manilla. Japan to PBM.
205 8/4/2019 10:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
0


Message from Allies:
No reaction. No A/N.
Ground combat JP 18 @ +2 vs Allied 5
204 8/4/2019 10:29:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Intel roll
203 8/3/2019 3:20:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 3 / New Operation Plan: Island Fortifications
The Japanese player gains a +1 ground combat die roll modification for the remainder of the game in any battle that occurs on a one hex island. Place the Japanese +1 Defensive Doctrine marker on the game turn track as a remainder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Play foR oPS - 2nd attempt on Manila
202 8/3/2019 9:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allied pbm done.
201 8/2/2019 9:55:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Ignore the dice roll !
200 8/2/2019 9:55:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Swapped Shokaku step for anothe Junto step (Shokaku back to full strength, Junyo sunk)

PBM done


199 8/2/2019 7:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Flipped all but the Yamato. Japanese to PBM.
198 8/2/2019 6:42:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For Intercept card. I can only draw one as I have already drawn 2
197 8/2/2019 6:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Really - Again !

Something seriously wrong with Japanese Combat dice
Allies inflict 49 damage. Japanese 17
Flip Enterprise
Allies to inflict losses
196 8/2/2019 6:38:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
0


Message from Japanese:
Combat
47 Allied vs 69 Japanese
195 8/2/2019 6:37:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Hit Damage BB Miss

194 8/2/2019 6:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
Sub Attack
193 8/2/2019 6:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #36: 1 / Submarine Attack
Play during an offensive before the beginning of the combat phase 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:
Play for event
192 8/2/2019 6:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #4: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Play for reaction
Activate South Seas for 5
191 8/1/2019 8:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
Battle A
190 8/1/2019 2:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message PBM done - irritating how often a 1 in 10 happens (happened at Tjilatjap as well)
189 8/1/2019 7:16:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Manila holds out. Japanese PBM.
188 8/1/2019 7:15:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
5


Message from Allies:
Ground combat: JP 18 @ +2 vs Allied 5
187 8/1/2019 7:13:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Intel roll
186 8/1/2019 4:24:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #60: 3 / East Force: Conquest of Celebes
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Paratroopers: Prior to movement place a Japanese control marker in a hex that is within extended range of an active Japanese air unit if (1) the hex is either unoccupied or is occupied solely by a Dutch regiment; and (2) the hex is not within an unneutralized Allied air ZOI. Eliminate the Dutch regiment.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Play for Event. Parataroops capture Tarawa

Attack on Manila - Battle A
185 7/31/2019 6:53:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #67: 3 / Curtis LeMay: Firebombing of Japan

Message from Allies:
Cancel the discard - not using the optional effect.
184 7/31/2019 6:51:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Discard Strategy card #67: 3 / Curtis LeMay: Firebombing of Japan
OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Discarding to take card from discard pile
183 7/31/2019 6:51:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
ISR ended
182 7/30/2019 2:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message PBM done.
How was the JBC
181 7/28/2019 3:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Surprise, so no reaction possible.
No A/N.
Ground battle is auto-capture.
Japanese to PBM.
180 7/28/2019 3:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Intel roll
179 7/20/2019 3:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #16: 3 / Operation RI: New Guinea Offensive
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Play on South
Attack on Singapore Battle A
Moved Korean by Amphibious Assault [4 of 7 ASP]
Correct allies to 1 of 3 ASPs used.

Battle A is auto capture unless allies risk the navy.
178 7/19/2019 6:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allied PBM done.
177 7/19/2019 1:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Japanese PBM done

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