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303 6/26/2019 1:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Chris Crane to Chris Crane
302 6/5/2019 8:40:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Thank you! I reported to Chris Yesterday. I will close the game (I think I can do that, if not Chris will do it).
301 5/30/2019 8:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message OK Francisco, so I resign here. Congratulations! Please report to GM, and good luck again.
300 5/30/2019 7:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Yes you have understood correctly the game situation, of course I wasn't sure you had a Weather card. But it's worth the gamble since I would only have lost a single card.

Thanks for the kind words. Yes, Japan needs to be aware at all times where the US carriers are because they allow deep raids and plan accordingly.

Its important to keep at least one air unit in Japan to make sure the lines of communication are not broken.

After Turn 2, South HQ and South Seas need garrisons, and South Seas especially needs a naval unit.
299 5/30/2019 4:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Anyway... consequences now are that I'll tempoarily loose both South and South Seas HQs, which means I'll have to play the rest of the turn (very long, you still have 5 cards to play and another one as FOC!) with about half of my units OOS (well, I could use two cards for bringing back both HQs during present turn, but in such a case I should place them in Japan, so pretty unuseful...). The logic is telling me that it's far better to stop the game here... many thx for the lessons (very basic for a player of your experience, oh well...) you have given me and good luck for the remainder of the tourny.
298 5/30/2019 4:29:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Just to let me understand, tell me if this sequence of causes-effects is correct:

1) Carriers raid to Japan has isolated Japan putting all JP HQs OOS, since none of them has a path available to Ultimate Supply Sources anymore;

2) So far, all JP ZOIs have been temporarily erased, simply because if all HQs are OOS, all units are OOS as well

3) As a consequence, apart from very rare opportunities granted by rare cards (weather, maybe something else, but in the specific case I have none of them in my hand), I have no chance to activate any units to be sent to the two "real" battles, apart from the ones phisically present in the spaces attacked themselves;

4) Unuseful to say, you have arranged things in order to be mathematically sure to make it into Truk, where is settled the only "true" fight of your impulse, whatever the outcome of reaction and battle rolls...

So what I have learnt here is that Japan mandatorily has to continuously keep an a/n between all the three HQs, otherwise it will be always exposed to a gambit like the one you just applied (in a masterful way... using PBM of your carriers in order to send them in range with Japan at the end of my former round.

Are these arguments all right and consequent, or have I forgotten something?

297 5/29/2019 12:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #40: 3 / Operation Dexterity: New Britain Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if US SW HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Yes [35th Army] is now OOS.

Operation Dexterity as Event on As EVENT on SW Pacific for 7 Activations

* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for M Brigade
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Lexington
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Enterprise
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for 1M Division
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for BB Washington
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Wasp
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for 2M Division

* 3720 (Wewak): CV Lexington moves to 3706 (Tokyo), Battle A.
* 3720 (Wewak): CV Enterprise moves to 3408, attacks Kure Battle B.

Japan is now OOS

* 2719 (Kendari): M Brigade moves to 2212 (Saigon), via AA (1/4 ASP) Battle C
* 3626 (Cairns): CV Wasp moves to 4019, attack Truk Battle D.
* 3823 (Port Moresby): 2M Division moves to 4017 (Truk) via AA (2/4 ASP)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 1M Division via AA (3/4 ASP), BB Washington moves to 4017 (Truk), join Battle D.

4 battles, Japan is isolated and can't react to any battles conventionally. You can still play reaction cards though (Weather, Intel, Attack, etc).
296 5/29/2019 10:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message JP PBM:

* 2921 (Moa): CV Akagi moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 3023 (Darwin): BB Yamato moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3023 (Darwin): BB Nagato moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3023 (Darwin): BB Hiei moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 3620 (Aitape): [25 AF] moves to 3319 (Biak)

If I'm not wrong, [35th army] is now OOS.

295 5/29/2019 10:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Over to Japan for PBM.
294 5/29/2019 10:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message * 4223: CV Enterprise moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 4225: CV Lexington moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 3623: CV Wasp moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): BB Washington moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)

BB North Carolina stays at Port Moresby
293 5/29/2019 10:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Japan Captures Darwin, 19 LRB wiped out.
292 5/29/2019 10:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
A/N Battle at Darwin (C)

A: 1 (need a critical)

Japan will Auto-Win this one. Just rolling to see if the Allies hit.
291 5/29/2019 10:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Actually you were fighting at long range, makes no difference. We flip 25AF. No Damage to the Allies.
290 5/29/2019 10:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
0


Message from Allies:
A/B at Port Moresby (B)

J: 10 (need a critical)
A: 50 (+1, forgot the 1943 mod)
289 5/29/2019 10:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Half Result will do. Japan misses, CL Tenryu is sunk.
288 5/29/2019 10:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
3


Message from Allies:
A/N Battle at Gili-Gili (A)

J: 4 (needs a critical)
A: 31
287 5/29/2019 10:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Activate South Pacific for 6
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for S Pac HQ (Halsey) (Agreement)
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Lexington
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Enterprise
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for BB North Carolina
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for BB Washington
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Wasp

* 4024 (Gili Gili): CV Enterprise moves to 4223, Still Battle A
* 4024 (Gili Gili): CV Lexington moves to 4225, Still Battle A
* 4021 (Rabaul): BB North Carolina moves to 3823 (Port Moresby), Joins Battle B
* 3626 (Cairns): BB Washington moves to 3823 (Port Moresby), Joins Battle B
* 3626 (Cairns): CV Wasp moves to 3623, Joins Battle B

286 5/29/2019 9:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Allies roll for Intel (0-8)
285 5/29/2019 8:52:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
Activate South Seas HQ for 2 + 5 = 7 units.

* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for South Seas HQ (Agreement)
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for CL Tenryu
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 25 AF
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for CV Akagi
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for BB Yamato
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for [35th Army]
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for BB Hiei
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for BB Nagato

Using paratroopers at 3620:

* alex (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Control at 3620 (Aitape). Hex is now Japanese controlled
* 4017 (Truk): 25 AF moves to 3620 (Aitape)
* 3319 (Biak): CV Akagi moves to 3322
* 3319 (Biak): CV Akagi moves to 2921 (Moa)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): BB Yamato, [35th Army] moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): BB Hiei moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 3615 (Ulithi): BB Nagato moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CL Tenryu moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)

3 battles, 1 ASP

a): CL Tenryu against all people in Gili Gili

b): 25 AD against all people in Port Moresby

c): Yamato, Hiei, Nagato, Akagi, [35th army] against Darwin, both a/n and ground segment in case you send there something with ASP

You may react and resolve.
284 5/28/2019 1:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I haven't play so many games right now, but this is seriously risking to become the first one where Allied torpedoes hit on EVERY turn, since the beginning to the end.

My move tomorrow, being very busy today.
283 5/28/2019 1:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

282 5/28/2019 1:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Over to Japan to Draw and Play next.
281 5/28/2019 1:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #17: 2 / China Airlift
Hump Operations into China: Flip the Burma Road Status marker from its No Hump to Hump side for the remainder of the game. Bonus: The AVG air unit (which normally cannot receive replacements) or a 14th AF air unit (either one) immediately receives a replacement step if it is in Northern India, Burma, or the Air units in China box. This replacement can be used to bring a 14th AF air unit (but not the AVG) back from elimination in any friendly in supply Northern India or Burma airfield. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Flip AVG to Full Strength.

Establish the Hump.

Chinese units back in Supply.
280 5/28/2019 1:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

279 5/28/2019 1:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Submarines Hit Again. Japanese ASP down to 4. Allies Draw 7 Cards, Japan draws 6 and 1 pass.
278 5/28/2019 1:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Allies Submarine Warfare. Turn 5 (0-5).
277 5/28/2019 1:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allied Replacements:

1 Naval:
* Francisco (Allies) flips the CV Wasp

2 Ground:
* Eliminated AL Ground Units: [XIV Corps] moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* Francisco (Allies) flips the XIV Corps

Can't use my China replacement and I actually don't need air replacements.
276 5/28/2019 10:27:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Turn 5 JP Reinf:



* 5419: 8 AD moves to 3921 (Gasmata)
* 5318: 28 AF moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 5518: [37th Army] moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)

I anticipate my Repl Phase in order to gain time.

- 1 Air Repl remained from last turn:

* alex (Japan) flips the 25 AF

- 2 Ground Repl transferred from China:



* 4410: [27th Army] moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 4409: [35th Army] moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)

275 5/27/2019 6:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Over to Japan for Reinforcements.
274 5/27/2019 6:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message * BB Massachusetts, CVL San Jacinto moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* SEAC LRB moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* XXIV Corps moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
273 5/27/2019 6:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Send to Europe Roll for XXIV Corps (0-1)
272 5/27/2019 6:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allied Reinforcements.

From The Delayed Box:
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 14AF LRB moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 4 Ind Corps moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: CA London moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: BB Washington moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 2 MAW moves to 2721 (Koepang)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 2M Division moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
271 5/27/2019 6:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies End Turn
270 5/27/2019 6:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message We have forgotten to update the Divisions in China track in ACTS.
269 5/27/2019 6:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 11 to 8
268 5/27/2019 12:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Emergency Air Move

* 4021 (Rabaul): [25 AF] moves to 4017 (Truk)
- Looks like Malaya has finally surrendered...
* alex (Japan) creates Malaya Surrender Marker in 2215
* 2215: Malaya Surrender Marker moves to 2114
* alex (Japan) sets Political Will to 5
- As for attrition/OOS units, none seen. Yours for opening the new turn.
267 5/26/2019 12:33:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message No damage from Japan. Allies Capture Rabaul (3 progress of war hexes).

Allied PBM:

* 3922 (Buna): 7AF Air moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* 4021 (Rabaul): BB North Carolina stays in Rabaul.

Over to Japan for Emergency Air Movement and then end of turn.
266 5/26/2019 12:29:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
0.5x results in 13 hits and flips the 25 AF. Japan fires back

J: 5 (need a critical)
265 5/26/2019 12:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
A/N Battle at Rabaul (A). Surprise Attack. Allies roll first.

A: 26 (+3)
264 5/26/2019 12:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
On ANZAC for 3 Activations

* 4024 (Gili Gili): BB North Carolina moves to 4021 (Rabaul), Battle A.
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 3NZ Division moves to 4021 (Rabaul) via AA (3/3 ASP), Battle A.
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for 7AF Air
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 7AF Air moves to 3922 (Buna), joins Battle A.

Surprise Attack.
263 5/26/2019 12:14:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Calculating Odds in EotS can be interesting though complex endeavour and in a face to face game you probably need to go more by experience and feel or "rules of thumb" unlike a PBEM game which allows to compute the odds. For this particular battle for example:

* If you obtain surprise you auto-win the A/N and just need one surivivng step to capture the hex. This scenario had a 6% of winning (Surprise 10% * 100% A/N * Win the ground battle 60%)

* Under non surprise and given the available reaction pieces, damage would have been somewhat limited unless you rolled a critical. Under any case where I rolled a critical you would lose the A/N anyway. This scenario had a 24% chance of capturing the hex (90% non-surprise, 45% A/N battle, 60% ground battle).

Added up you had an overall 30% of acheiving victory. Not good, but not bad either. Certainly worthy of taking away a PW point.

Cards/Dice can be fickle. That happened to me in my last game. I got a killer CBI hand as Japan...in Turn 7... way too late, I needed that hand in Turn 3.
262 5/26/2019 10:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message PBM:

* 2917 (Menado): [4 AD] moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 2919 (Amboina): BB Yamato moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 2919 (Amboina): BB Hiei moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)

I was perfectly aware to have 40% of loosing my invasion force but I saw the chance to stop you in the Progress of War this turn so I went straight... ground units can be rebuilt at a decent cost at the end (since I'm not really leaning towards throwing China out of the war...) and I was confident to limit air/naval losses this time (hey, dice will help me too, soon or later, one says...). So I took my risks deciding that it was worth it. In general terms I could honestly say that - apart some tactical blunders due to inexperience with the game mechanics - I've been not lucky neither with the cards nor with die rolls, right now.
261 5/25/2019 9:51:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message CA Aoba sinks.

Allied forces PBM to their starting points.

* 2919 (Amboina): [BB Mississippi] moves to 2721 (Koepang)
* 3021 (Babar): [CV Wasp] moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* 2919 (Amboina): [CA Northampton] moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)

Over to Japan for their PBM.
260 5/25/2019 9:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Sorry, meant to say half-defense, not half strength.

A/N Battle at Gili Gili (B)

Allies are guaranteed to destroy Aoba, so I will just roll for the Japanese Cruiser

J: 7 (need a critical)
259 5/25/2019 9:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I didn't roll for Japan because Japan had 27 strength, more than enough to guarantee the destruction of XIV Corps.

I just rolled for the Allies which thanks to the +3 scores 2x inflicting 22 hits. The Japanese are at half strength which means the invasion force is wiped out! The Allies retain control of Amboina.
258 5/25/2019 9:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Ground Battle at Amboina (A).

A: 11 (+3)
257 5/25/2019 9:41:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Poor shooting all around. Allies inflict 13 hits enough to reduce 4AD and Japan inflicts 14 hits enough to reduce BB Miss. Japan has 45 strength vs Allies 43. The Card Bonus was the crucial difference maker here.
256 5/25/2019 9:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
1


Message from Allies:
A/N Battle at Amboina (A)

J: 55
A: 51
255 5/25/2019 9:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Intercept. SW Pacific Activates 5

* 2719 (Kendari): 5AF Air joins Battle A
* 3520 (Hollandia): 5AF LRB joins Battle A
* 2721 (Koepang): BB Mississippi moves to 2919 (Amboina), joins Battle A
* 3626 (Cairns): [CV Wasp] moves to 3021 (Babar), joins Battle A
* 3823 (Port Moresby): [CA Northampton] moves to 2919 (Amboina), joins Battle A

254 5/25/2019 8:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Allies roll for Intel
253 5/25/2019 6:53:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #25: 3 / Operation KA: Battle for the Eastern Solomons
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Allied Tactical Confusion: US aircraft carrier naval units have their attack strength reduced by 2 for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Activate South Seas HQ for 2 + 4 = 6 units.

* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): 14th Army, BB Hiei moves to 2919 (Amboina)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): BB Yamato, [27th Army] moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): BB Yamato moves to 2919 (Amboina)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): [27th Army] moves to 2919 (Amboina)
* 4021 (Rabaul): [CA Aoba] moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)

Two Battles:

a) a/n: BB Hiei, Yamato, 4 AD vs Amboina; ground: 14th and [27th] army vs Amboina

b) Aoba "Kamikaze" vs all folks in Gili Gili.
3 ASP used, you may resolve
252 5/25/2019 4:41:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message So blistering that I have to take my time in order to think about it... :-) Apart from jokes, I lack the strategic vision that such a game requires, and that could come with experience...
251 5/25/2019 4:35:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
* 3119 (Sarong): 10AF LRB moves to 2919 (Amboina)

Card into the FO. Over to Japan for what's sure to be a blistering counter-offensive.
250 5/25/2019 4:32:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message No PBM, go on.
249 5/25/2019 4:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Japan takes Sarong. Over to you for possible PBM, if not then I will do Eemergency Air Movement and then my next play.
248 5/25/2019 4:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Alas, Surprise Attack. Still, the Bomber can attempt to hit the brigade.

A: 4 (need a critical)
247 5/25/2019 4:08:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
I will roll for reaction (0-5, -2 AZOI Intel Mod)
246 5/25/2019 1:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message As a second thought, waiting for your possible reaction before deciding about possible pbm.
245 5/25/2019 10:17:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message No pbm.
244 5/25/2019 9:15:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Activate South Seas for 2 + 3 = 5 units.

2917 (Menado): Tainan AG moves to 2620 (Makassar)
* 2915 (Davao): 4 AD moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): BB Hiei moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 4612 (Wake): [18th Army] moves to 4600 (Attu/Kiska)
* 3219 (Vogelkop): 3 SN Bde moves to 3119 (Sarong)

1 battle, 1 ASP used.

bty.
243 5/24/2019 10:35:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #7: 2 / Vinegar' Joe Stilwell: Burma Offensive
Activate: SEAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: May only activate air and ground units. Merrill's Marauders: During any ground combat in any battles initiated by this Offensive, the Allied player adds 2 to all Allied ground combat die rolls for the duration of this Offensive due to the assistance of the 5307th Composite Group. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
As OC on ABDA for 3 Activations

* 3823 (Port Moresby): M Brigade moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 2721 (Koepang): 3NZ Division moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 3023 (Darwin): 1 Aus Corps moves to 2721 (Koepang)

No PBM, over to Japan.
242 5/24/2019 3:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
Flip (25 AF) in 4021 (Rabaul) and mark 1 air replacement step for future use.
241 5/23/2019 8:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #77: 2 / Mao Tse Tung: Communits Offensive
Move the China marker one box to the right toward the Stable Front box, unless this would put the China marker in the Stable Front box, in which case no effect. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
On ANZAC for 3 activations:

* 3023 (Darwin): 3NZ Division, BB Mississippi moves to 2721 (Koepang) (2/3 ASP)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): SF Brigade moves to 3626 (Cairns)
240 5/23/2019 2:41:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message OK, got the correct log at the end... Card confirmed, place the new air unit in 2917 (Menado). Logfile submitted.
239 5/23/2019 11:24:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I think I know what you're referring to. I had done an initial log with a specific PBM but before posting to ACTS I changed my mind because I saw the value in having an air unit in Kendari and also I noticed I didn't cover SW Pacific HQ.

I redid my log and then posted my move in ACTS (you'll notice the PBM says both army air units stay in the spots they moved to during battle)

You must have seen the interim log instead of the final one (maybe Dropbox didn't update correctly?). I apologize for that since it was not my intention to deceive you.

Please feel free to re-do your move with any card. I believe you can take back your card or we can ask the moderator to do so.
238 5/23/2019 11:16:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Are you sure of that? According to your last logfile, I can see air capable units of your in 2919 (Amboina) and 3023 (Darwin), while in 2719 (Kenadari) you have ABDA HQ and (8 Aus) division only.
237 5/23/2019 10:59:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Actually Koepang is under my AZOI, you can't place reinforcements in an un-neutralized enemy AZOI.
236 5/23/2019 10:55:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #78: 1 / Tainan Air Unit: Reinforcement
The Japanese player receives the Tainan Air Unit. This unit may be placed on any friendly, in supply, airfield that is within range of an in supply Japanese HQ. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Place the unit in 2721 (Koepang).
235 5/23/2019 10:34:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allied PBM:

* 2821 (Wetar): [CV Wasp] moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* 2620 (Makassar): [CA Northampton] moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 2620 (Makassar): BB Mississippi moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 2620 (Makassar): BB North Carolina moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 2821 (Wetar): CV Lexington, CV Enterprise moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 3023 (Darwin): [CA Northampton] moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)

10AF and 5AF Stay where they are.

Over to Japan.
234 5/23/2019 10:08:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message - Achieving "1" I flip both Wasp and Northampton
- You can go with your pbm

233 5/23/2019 10:04:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
As thought, and as it looks rather logic. So failure of torpedoes in fact has doomed my air unit unless I now fully react with the only available HQ (South; which in fact I won't). Rolling just once, only to see if it provides some damages before dying.

JP Makassar (20)
232 5/23/2019 9:44:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Full 80. All ships in a Battle Hex attack at full strength. Aircraft at range attack at full strength because distance is measured to the battle hex not the participants.
231 5/23/2019 9:02:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message A question, since you are the best expertise of the rules in the world: if now I move 22 AF to 2517 (Balikpapan) with how many factors it will be attacked, 80 or 40 or how many? My feeling is 80, but please specify.
230 5/23/2019 8:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
229 5/23/2019 8:39:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Torpedoes attack (ok 0-4)
228 5/23/2019 8:38:00 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:
JP reacts and play this card before combat phase.
227 5/23/2019 8:35:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Reaction (ok 0-7)
226 5/22/2019 5:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #21: 3 / Operation Cartwheel: Breaking the Bismark Barrier
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
As Event on South West Pacific for 8 Activations.

* 3520 (Hollandia): 5AF Air moves to 3119 (Sarong), 2719 (Kendari) attack 2620 (Makassar) Battle A.
* 3720 (Wewak): 10AF LRB moves to 3119 (Sarong). Join Battle A
* 3023 (Darwin): BB North Carolina moves to 2620 (Makassar). Join Battle A
* 4024 (Gili Gili): CA Northampton moves to 2620 (Makassar). Join Battle A
* 3626 (Cairns): BB Mississippi moves to 2620 (Makassar). Join Battle A
* 3626 (Cairns): CV Lexington, CV Enterprise moves to 2821 (Wetar). Join Battle A
* 3023 (Darwin): CV Wasp moves to 2821 (Wetar). Join Battle A

1 Battle. Over to Japan for reaction.
225 5/22/2019 4:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Pass.
224 5/22/2019 12:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #33: 2 / Quadrant Conference: Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated. Bonus: This event ends a US inter-service rivalry. Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. In addition, the Allies may immediately construct the Jarhat Trans Route for no cost. If Jarhat already constructed the either Ledo or Imphal can be constructed.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
As EVENT on ANZAC HQ for 4 activations

* 3823 (Port Moresby): 1 MAW moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3520 (Hollandia): 1 MAW moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3520 (Hollandia): [XIV Corps] moves to 2919 (Amboina) via AA (1/3 ASP)
* 3822 (Lae): XI Corps moves to 3520 (Hollandia) via ST
* 3727 (Townsville): 2 Aus Corps moves to 3822 (Lae) via ST

PBM:
* 3119 (Sarong): 1 MAW moves to 2919 (Amboina)

No Battles. OVer to Japan for either Weather/Next Play.

Jarhat Route is built.
223 5/22/2019 12:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Surprise Attack. Singapore Falls to the 38th Army. No PBM.
222 5/22/2019 12:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Roll for Intel (0-4, no AZOI crossed here)
221 5/22/2019 11:20:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #85: 2 / Battle of Kolombangara
Activation: Any HQ Intelligence: Intercept Logistic Value: Equal to Allied OC value. Conditions: Only naval units may be activated. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Activate South HQ for 1 + 2 = 3 units

* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 38th Army
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for [25th Army]
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 1 SN Bde
* 2017 (Bangka): [25th Army] moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 2911 (Aparri): 1 SN Bde moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 2014 (Kuantan): 38th Army moves to 2015 (Singapore)
- 1 Battle: Singapore. Pls resolve.
220 5/22/2019 7:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #60: 3 / 20th Bomber Command: B29 Raids from China
Randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand if a B29 air unit is located in the China air unit box. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
On SEAC for 4 Activations

* 2006 (Akyab): [FE Air] moves to 2104 (Jarhat)
* 1905 (Dacca): 3 Aus Corps moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 1805 (Calcutta): 15 British Corps, 33 British Corps moves to 2006 (Akyab)

No Battles. Over to Japan.
219 5/22/2019 6:02:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message BPM:

* 2112 (Khota Baru): [23 AF] moves to 2216 (Sinkawang)
* 2216 (Sinkawang): [23 AF] moves to 2318 (Bandjermasin)

218 5/21/2019 6:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Over to Japan for PBM.
217 5/21/2019 6:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Close but not enough. The Japanese Army easily destroys the 3rd Ind Corps in the process. Japan captures Kuantan.

Allied PBM: All back to Darwin (3023).
216 5/21/2019 6:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
A/N Battle at Kuantan.

A: 16

The North Carolina attempts to bombard the Japanese.
215 5/21/2019 5:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Japan 1x for 8 hits and Allies 0.5x for 6 hits. Both are not enough to inflict a loss on their opponent.
214 5/21/2019 5:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
3


Message from Allies:
A/N Battle at Singapore (A)

J: 8
A: 12
213 5/21/2019 5:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Intercept. SW Pacific's command range reaches at least one of the battles (in fact both Kuantan and Singapore).

SW Pacific for 2 Activations (the only 2 that can reach the battle hexes).

* 3023 (Darwin): CV Wasp moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 3023 (Darwin): BB North Carolina moves to 2014 (Kuantan). Joins Battle B

Per 8.45 The Wasp naval unit turns back the invasion by [35th Army] and inflicts a step loss eliminating it.
212 5/21/2019 5:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Allies roll for Intel. (0-7, -2 Intel Modifier, moving into/out of Rangoon is within my AZOI).
211 5/21/2019 12:41:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #58: 3 / Western Force: Conquest of Sumatra
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:
Thx for the advise.

Activate South HQ for 1 + 5 = 6 units.

alex (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Mogami
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for [17th Army]
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for Korean Army
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for [23 AF]
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 38th Army
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for [35th Army]
* 2008 (Rangoon): [23 AF] moves to 2112 (Khota Baru)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): [35th Army] moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 38th Army moves to 2014 (Kuantan)
* 2019 (Tjilatjap): Korean Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2517 (Balikpapan): [17th Army] moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2311 (Cam Ranh): CA Mogami moves to 2415 (Miri)

Battle A: (35th Army) to Singapore, supported by (23 AF)

Battle B: 38th Army to Kuantan, 18 vs 5 factors

1 ASP used. Yours for reaction and resolve.
210 5/21/2019 9:34:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Technically all reaction attack cards are played before battle even if some resolve after battle. But it doesn't really make a difference (unless you think the randomize might have been kinder).

I will adjust PBM:

US 11th AF to Madras.
BB Warspite to Dacca.
209 5/21/2019 7:54:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message JP PBM:

* 2010: CVL Zuiho moves to 2018 (Batavia)
* 2110 (Bangkok): [2 AD] moves to 2012 (Singora)

Since the combat card I played is activated before PBM, feel free to revise yours if you want, mine are confirmed. Waiting for your confirmation before going with my move.
208 5/21/2019 6:42:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Indomitable sunk. Drawing extra card related to playing of Combat Card.
207 5/21/2019 6:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
Dire roll to sink Indomitable.
206 5/21/2019 6:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #86: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis
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: 0-7: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 8-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Playing it against Indomitable, of course...
205 5/21/2019 6:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Flip CV Indomitable. Before PBM I have a CC card to play...
204 5/20/2019 10:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I will go ahead and PBM to speed up play:

* 1909: CV Indomitable moves to 1307 (Columbo)
* 2008 (Rangoon): BB Warspite moves to 1307 (Columbo)
* 2106 (Mandalay): 11AF Air moves to 2104 (Jarhat)
* 2006 (Akyab): SEAC Air moves to 1805 (Calcutta)

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