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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)
203 5/20/2019 10:53:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message We'll flip

* 5AD
* 2AD
* 23AF

For 30 hits and then destroy 5AD for 10 more hits.

Over to Japan to apply 15 hits and PBM. (I don't think it would have made a difference in this particular result as 69 strength would have been 17 hits).
202 5/20/2019 10:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message A small observation: 5AD cannot go into Rangoon itself, they can only support the Battle at Range. So it's really 58 Japanese Factors, not 69.
201 5/20/2019 12:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Please apply your results, situations like this are pulling from you any will to go further.
200 5/20/2019 12:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
1


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

* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 5 AD
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 2 AD
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for CVL Zuiho
* 2018 (Batavia): CVL Zuiho moves to 2010
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 5 AD moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 5 AD moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2415 (Miri): 2 AD moves to 2112 (Khota Baru)
* 2112 (Khota Baru): 2 AD moves to 2110 (Bangkok)

All moved units join Battle A: totally 69 JP factors vs 44 AP factors.

AP (44)
JP (69)

199 5/20/2019 12:21:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
198 5/20/2019 12:21:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #84: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Event. I intercept your offensive and draw a strategy card.
197 5/20/2019 11:37:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

196 5/17/2019 11:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #56: 2 / Typhoon Taskforce: New Guinea: Vogelkop Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Typhoon Taskforce as Event on SEAC for 4 Activations

* 1307 (Columbo): BB Warspite moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 1307 (Columbo): CV Indomitable moves to 1909
* 2104 (Jarhat): 11AF Air moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 1905 (Dacca): SEAC Air moves to 2006 (Akyab)

All attack 2008 (Rangoon). Battle A.

Over to Japan for Reaction.
195 5/17/2019 9:38:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

194 5/17/2019 9:37:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Subs score again! Japan gets 6 Cards and 1 Pass. Allies get 7 cards, so Allies get to go first. Japanese ASP down to 5.
193 5/17/2019 9:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Rolling for Submarine Warfare. Turn 4, +1 Defective Torpedoes. Rolling at net -3
192 5/17/2019 9:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Not a problem.

Allied Replacements
* Francisco (Allies) flips the CA Northampton to Full Strength
* Eliminated AL Ground Units: [M Brigade] moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* Francisco (Allies) flips the M Brigade
* Eliminated AL Air Units: [1 MAW] moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* Francisco (Allies) flips the 1 MAW to Full Strength.

Used 2 ground replacements, 1 Naval Replacement, 2 Air Replacements.

191 5/16/2019 6:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Back to you for repl. I'm going to be out until Monday, with scarce or null chances to connect, so please be patient: I'll be faster, once back!
190 5/16/2019 6:03:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message JP Reinf Turn 4:

* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [37th Army] moves to 3214
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 7 AD moves to 3113
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 27 AF moves to 3313
* 3113: 7 AD moves to 4316 (Ponape)
* 3214: [37th Army] moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 3313: 27 AF moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
*alex (Japan) sets AZOI ON (AZOI shading is SOLID)
*alex (Japan) sets AZOI OFF (AZOI shading is SOLID)
*alex (Japan) sets AZOI ON (AZOI shading is SOLID)

I anticipate my repl, in order to speed it up.

* alex (Japan) flips the [CV Junyo]
* Eliminated JP Naval Units: [CV Junyo] moves to 3410
* 3410: [CV Junyo] moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* alex (Japan) flips the [ED Army]
* alex (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 8
* Eliminated JP Ground Units: [ED Army] moves to 4205
* 4205: [ED Army] moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)

189 5/16/2019 1:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Barely Missed. Over to Japan for Reinforcements.
188 5/16/2019 1:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Diverted to Europe roll for 14 LRB
187 5/16/2019 1:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allied R&R For Turn 4:

* Allied ASPs to 3
* Turn 4 (Sep-Dec 1942): SW Pac HQ (Agreement) moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: BB North Carolina, CV Wasp moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 3NZ Division moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 1M Division moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: [XIV Corps] moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 13AF LRB moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 11AF LRB, 11AF Air moves to 2104 (Jarhat)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 3 Aus Corps moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 15 British Corps, 33 British Corps moves to 1805 (Calcutta)

To the Delay Box:
* BB Washington
* 2 MAW
* 2M Division
* 14 LRB
* 4 Ind Corps
* CA London

Need to roll for 4 Ind Corps

186 5/16/2019 1:17:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies End Turn
185 5/16/2019 1:16:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 8 to 6
184 5/16/2019 1:09:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message End of Operations Phase.

Political Phase:
* The Philippines Surrenders
* -1 US Political Will

Attrition Phase:
* None.
183 5/16/2019 12:59:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Change War in Europe value From 0 to -1
182 5/16/2019 12:59:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #14: 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:
Good Call, I will counter with my own Minor Allied Victory
181 5/16/2019 10:16:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #51: 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:
Thought a bit about that, at the end decided that I can't face the risk you have remained with the same card... no logfile submitted, WIE 0 -> -2.

Yours for the last Allied card.
180 5/15/2019 6:56:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Yamato moved to Saipan.

We designate the next Future Offensive.

Over to Japan.
179 5/15/2019 3:46:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Flip CA Northampton.

As for PBM:

alex (Japan) flips the [CA Northampton]
* 2112 (Khota Baru): 4 AD moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 2415 (Miri): 4 AD moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2616 (Tarakan): 4 AD moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 3814 (Guam): 26 AF moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3814 (Guam): 3 AD moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): BB Yamato moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 2012 (Singora): 2 AD moves to 2112 (Khota Baru)
* 2112 (Khota Baru): 2 AD moves to 2415 (Miri)

Changed my mind about BB Yamato, too much surface power concentrated on Eniwetok, place it back to Saipan.
178 5/15/2019 1:50:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Allied PBM:
* 3720 (Wewak): 5AF LRB moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3624 (Cape York): 5AF Air moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): BB Mississippi moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* 3825: CV Lexington, CV Enterprise moves to 3626 (Cairns)

Over to Japan for PBM
177 5/15/2019 1:47:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Critical! But irrelevant, since with only 8 factors the allied cruisers are the only valid targets. The Japanese need to choose to hit either CA Kent or CA Northampton.
176 5/15/2019 1:46:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


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

The Allies have 78 factors, more than enough to sink APD Kamikaze (worst possible roll is 19.5 => 20 hits, more than the 16 needed). We'll just roll for the Destroyers to see if he gets a shot at the Allied Cruisers:

J: 8 (+0)
175 5/15/2019 1:44:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message W Brigade wiped out. Japan reconquers Saipan.
174 5/15/2019 1:43:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Ground Battle at Saipan. Japan gets +4 for Naval and Air, -2 for Terrain. The W Brigade can't damage the [27th Army]

J: 9 (+2)

Basically you win the ground battle on anything but a 0
173 5/15/2019 1:42:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
A/N Battle at Saipan.

The Japanese will kill 1MAW (48 points, the worst possible roll is still 12 hits). We'll just roll for 1 MAW to see if they get a critical hit.
172 5/15/2019 1:39:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message A/N Battle at Kuantan (A)

This is a Japanese Auto-Win. We'll flip 3rd Indian Corps
171 5/15/2019 1:37:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message INTERCEPT. We activate South Pacific for 6

Activate:
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Lexington
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for 5AF Air
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for 10AF LRB
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for 5AF LRB
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Enterprise
* Francisco (Allies) toggles Activation for BB Mississippi

Move:
* 3822 (Lae): CV Lexington moves to 3825
* 4024 (Gili Gili): CV Enterprise moves to 3825
* 3626 (Cairns): 10AF LRB moves to 3720 (Wewak)

Battle:
* 3720 (Wewak): 5AF LRB joins Battle C.
* 3720 (Wewak): 10AF LRB joins Battle C.
* 3624 (Cape York): 5AF Air joins Battle C.
* 3825: CV Lexington joins Battle C.
* 3825: CV Enteprise joins Battle C.

170 5/15/2019 1:23:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Sure, no problem. I have made the adjustments. I will now roll for intel: (0-8)
169 5/15/2019 12:14:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Uhm, looks like in such a way I still lack an activation. Please add Air Division in Guam to the attack against Saipan. Sorry, and thx.
168 5/15/2019 11:24:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Singora and Khota Baru), not Jitra... please be patient!
167 5/15/2019 11:21:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Holy shit... thx for the explanation. So please forget that air division and use the activated 2 AD and 4 AD to land into 1912 (Jitra) and 2012 (Singora) to attack into 2014 (Kuantan) in order to flip 3 Ind. I leave you to submit a corrective logfile and to resolve all the combats (Battle A transferred from Mandalay to Kuantan, of course)
166 5/15/2019 11:04:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Hi Alex! Regarding the Yamato, no, it can't move to Hakodate, pick up the Army and escort it to Saipan. It's planning mechanism built into the game that naval escorts and ground units must activate together as a stack for naval escort to work.

That said, you Don't NEED to do that because in Saipan there are no allied naval units. The air unit just provides an AZOI umbrella, but doesn't make escort a requirement.

Your real problem is 23AF: you can't activate that air unit. Rangoon is 14 hexes from Combined Fleet.
165 5/15/2019 9:23:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #14: 3 / Operation MO: Battle of the Coral Sea
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Condtions: Only one ground unit (of any size) may be activated. Fortuitous Rain Squalls: Japanese CV (not CVL) naval units have their defense strength increased by 2 for the duration of the Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Comb HQ for 3+5 = 8 units activated.

* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for BB Yamato
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for [27th Army]
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for CVL Ryujo
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 2 AD
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 3 AD
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for APD Kamikaze
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 23 AF
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 4 AD
* 2915 (Davao): 3 AD moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3017 (Morotai): 3 AD moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 3 AD moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3407 (Kure): BB Yamato moves to 3704 (Hakodate)
* 3704 (Hakodate): [27th Army], BB Yamato moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 4017 (Truk): APD Kamikaze moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 2911 (Aparri): 2 AD moves to 2609 (Canton)
* 2609 (Canton): 2 AD moves to 2211 (Phnom Penh)
* 2211 (Phnom Penh): 2 AD moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 4 AD moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): CVL Ryujo moves to 2008 (Rangoon)

CVL Ryujo moves strategically, of course. I assume that the rules allow Yamato to Hakodate, pick up the army and then invade Saipan, in case my interpretation is wrong please point out, I'll ask you to revise the move.

3 Battles with 1 ASP:

a) Rangoon: 2, 4, 23 AD vs Mandalay

b) Guam/Saipan: 3 AD, BB Yamato vs 1 MAV (a/n); then [27th Army] vs W Brigade (Ground, ASP)

c) APD Kamikaze vs Gili Gili

Last one is typically a ... Kamikaze action (name of the units comes at purpose ;-) ) aimed to get rid of that nasty garrison in Saipan.

Logfile written, let me know if it's all correct or if I performed something wrong.
164 5/14/2019 6:03:00 PM May-Aug 1942 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:
On SEAC for 5 Activations.

* 2006 (Akyab): B Ind Division moves to 2007
* 1805 (Calcutta): SEAC Air moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 2106 (Mandalay): [FE Air] moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 1805 (Calcutta): [AVG Air] moves to 2106 (Mandalay)

No Battles. Back to Japan.

Observation: Since Japan moved its air from Iwo Jima, supply is no longer blocked to Saipan.
163 5/14/2019 8:00:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Alright, let's do PASS and PASS. It's back to me and the Allies.
162 5/14/2019 6:03:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message In the next 6 days I'll be slower and especially during the weekend I'll be mostly inactive.

In order to gain some time: if you are placing your "pass" here, the same I'll do, so in any case it's up to you now.
161 5/14/2019 6:01:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message PBM:

* 2812 (Clark Field): 3 AD moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): CA Takao moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
160 5/14/2019 12:02:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Japan Captures Manila! Over to the Japanese for PBM.
159 5/13/2019 11:52:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message The Ground Battle is also a Japanese Auto-win. The R Corps can't hurt either Japanese unit and Japan will score at least 14 hits.
158 5/13/2019 11:50:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message A/N Battle at Manila.

at 40 points Japan auto-wins this one and will hit the 2-10 SL Corps.
157 5/13/2019 11:48:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
No HQs within range, we'll roll for intel (0-5)
156 5/13/2019 5:57:00 PM May-Aug 1942 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 CF HQ for 3 + 3 = 6 units.

* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Agreement)
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 2 AD
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 14th Army
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 3 AD
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for [35th Army]
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for [21 AF]
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Takao
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): 2 AD moves to 3307 (Sasebo)
* 3307 (Sasebo): 2 AD moves to 2909 (Tainan)
* 2909 (Tainan): 2 AD moves to 2911 (Aparri)
* 2915 (Davao): [21 AF] moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): [21 AF] moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 3615 (Ulithi): [21 AF] moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 2909 (Tainan): CA Takao moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 2812 (Clark Field): [35th Army] moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 2812 (Clark Field): 14th Army moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)

1 Battle: 14th and 35th army vs Manila, 27 vs 7 with +2 if I'm not wrong (air, ships = +4; terrain = -2)

Pls resolve.
155 5/13/2019 10:57:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Log 45 is incomplete, I need to restore the Marshalls and deactivate my units. I'll make a log 46
154 5/13/2019 10:56:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Allied PBM:

* 4022: CV Enterprise moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): BB Mississippi, CA Northampton moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 4019: CV Lexington moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 3922 (Buna): 5AF Air moves to 3624 (Cape York)
* 3922 (Buna): 7AF Air, 7AF LRB moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)

Over to Japan for next Ops. Some tough luck with Soryu, I could have easily missed entirely.
153 5/13/2019 10:50:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Allies score 24 hits. Soryu is sunk in port. Japan scores 5 hits, not enough to hit the cruiser.
152 5/13/2019 10:50:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
4


Message from Allies:
A/N Battle at Guadalcanal (B)

A: 24
J: 10
151 5/13/2019 10:49:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Allies score 24 hits. Japan scored 6 hits. We'll flip both 25 AF and CA Aoba
150 5/13/2019 10:47:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
2


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

A: 48
J: 22


149 5/13/2019 10:46:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message That's ok, I've been there. My last game, my Allied Opponent played something like 5 straight military events in Turn 9 of 1944 to completely blow apart my air and naval forces.

You did roll a 3 which is an intercept. So that's already good for you. No surprise attack.
148 5/13/2019 10:42:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Please resolve, I'm far too depressed and this would influence results for sure... look what I've thrown upon myself not having chosen to move strategically a stupid carrier, which I could for sure have done (realizing now... :-( )
147 5/13/2019 10:40:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Reaction.
146 5/13/2019 10:21:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #20: 1 / Halsey Replaces Ghormley: Offensive Spirit
Activation: Halsey South HQ only. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: If the Ghormley South HQ is in play, remove it and place Halsey HQ in its location. If it is not yet in play, it is removed from the game and the Halsey South HQ is brought into play and placed in any friendly in supply port. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 3

Message from Allies:
As Event on South Pacific for 7 activations:

I will outline CV Lexington's move hex by hex to point out how I isolate Truk without entering the AZOI at Rabaul

* 3720 (Wewak): CV Lexington moves to 3719 (Ninigo)
* 3719 (Ninigo): CV Lexington moves to 3819
* 3819: CV Lexington moves to 3918

Truk is now OOS which puts the rest of the Solomon's OOS and avoids AZOI trigger

* 3918: CV Lexington moves to 4019, attack 4021 (Rabaul). Battle A
* 3624 (Cape York): 5AF Air moves to 3922 (Buna). Join Battle A
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 7AF Air moves to 3922 (Buna). Join Battle A
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 7AF LRB moves to 3922 (Buna). Join Battle A
* 3822 (Lae): CV Enterprise moves to 4022. Join Battle A

* 4024 (Gili Gili): BB Mississippi, CA Northampton moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal). Battle B.

While Japan won't be able to react units to the battles, they can still play reaction cards and roll the dice.

Over to you.
145 5/13/2019 10:07:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Sorry, 5 not 8, but with normal intercept that would have been a 1/2x results instead of the 1x, so overall the Ambush card did its job.

Attacking may have been overly ambitious, it's important to see what's in reaction range when you do your ops.
144 5/13/2019 10:05:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Correct. The die roll of 8 meant that the critical was meaningless but the ambush did allow me to strike first and maximize the chances of sinking the carrier without retaliation.

I'm sure you'll get great cards at some in the future. Lady Luck gives and often takes away. I think this is the first time ever I've had Rochefort in the very first game turn of the Campaign.
143 5/13/2019 3:08:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Yes, 21AF was meant to perform a strategical move.

As long as I can see, in this case having achieved a critical hit wasn't decisive, since with 28 attacking factors you'd have sunk Shokaku with any result apart from "0" or "1"; correct?

As a general consideration: Rochefort is useful for Allies if you pull out from your deck within first 3-4 turns, otherwise I won't say it's mostly unuseful but, oh well... and you pulled it out in your very FIRST turn... in your pants, I would feel ashamed ;-)

So it looks like I'm doomed to never bring an air capable unit to Truk, which was the scope playing such an economic and apparently not dangerous "1" card was aimed to. Holy shit... :-(

No pbm, of course.
142 5/13/2019 12:22:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Critical! Shokaku is sunk with no return fire possible.

Allied PBM:

* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Lexington moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Enterprise moves to 3822 (Lae)

Over to Japan for PBM

(If I'm not mistaken 21AF already made 2 hops, one from Hong Kong to Aparri and then Aparri to Davao, which means it can't move again this card, did I interpret that move correctly?

Ryujo however can still PBM.
141 5/13/2019 12:18:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Allied Ambush. We attack first.

A: 28 (+4)
140 5/13/2019 12:17:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive 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:
Use ANZAC to Activate my carriers.

* 4024 (Gili Gili): CV Enterprise, CV Lexington moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)

They Join Battle A to Ambush the raid by Shokaku
139 5/12/2019 2:55:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #65: 1 / Yamato Suicide Run
Activation: Any HQ Intelligence: Intercept Logistic Value: One more (+1) than Allied OC value. Conditions: Only air and naval units may be activated. During Post Battle Movement, if the Yamato naval unit is on the map it must be reduced one step, wether it participates in a battle or not. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Yes, sorry about Nagato, I should have messed up things between logfile and the .vsav

Activate CF HQ for 3 + 1 = 4 units

* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Agreement)
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for [21 AF]
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for CVL Ryujo
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for CV Shokaku
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for [35th Army]
* 3007 (Shanghai): [35th Army] moves to 2809 (Swatow)
* 2809 (Swatow): [35th Army] moves to 2812 (Clark Field)
* 2915 (Davao): CVL Ryujo moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): CV Shokaku moves to 3618
* 2709 (Hong Kong): [21 AF] moves to 2911 (Aparri)
* 2911 (Aparri): [21 AF] moves to 2915 (Davao)

1 a/n battle: CV Shokaku vs 5 AF LRB Wewak, shouldn't have triggered the -2 for interception.

You may resolve.
138 5/12/2019 1:06:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #82: 2 / China Offensive: Battle of Changsa-Hengyang
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.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
On Central Pacific for 6 Activations.

* 5321 (Funafuti): CV Enterprise, CV Lexington, BB Mississippi, CA Northampton moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)

(That's only 4 but I'm not using all my activations)

No Battles. Over to Japan for next play.
137 5/12/2019 1:03:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Well 26 AF could have gone there, but you leave Saipan uncovered which would allow Strategic Transport into the hex. Too many things to cover and not enough units to do it!

Noting that BB Nagato went to Uluthi during PBM.
136 5/12/2019 9:38:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message PBM:

* 3219 (Vogelkop): CA Nachi moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)

Obviously planned to send an air capable unit into Truk, but after the failure at Saipan it became impossible to cover all what should be covered.
135 5/11/2019 5:34:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I do not know of such a list. The circles are the easiest; those are atolls. But the various one hex islands really only have two types: mixed and clear. You can zoom in at 100% on VASSAL and that should be clear. If you have any doubt at all just ask.
134 5/11/2019 3:14:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Just a question: can I find somewhere a list of the terrain type of the various single hex islands or is it mandatory to depict the colour on the map? Sometimes it's not easy at all
133 5/11/2019 2:12:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message A true disaster, depending on the fact I simply forgot that Amph attackers defend at half strength (a part the fact that was foolish allowing you into Saipan on the last impulse of the former turn). I still have a lot to learn in such a game before pretending to play games of such a level... :-( I have not the map in front of me but I remeber that you had a stronger marine unit in Saipan, so eliminate that. I'll be travelling for most of the day so pbm later.
132 5/10/2019 9:47:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message 2x for the Allies. 20 hits eliminates ED Army. 1x for Japan. 8 hits will flip the M Brigade, with 10 hits remaining you should decide which other unit to eliminate: the W Brigade or the M Brigade.

Then PBM for Japan.
131 5/10/2019 9:44:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
8


Message from Allies:
10 hits. 1 MAW is flipped. Marines don't score enough hits. Ground Battle now. Off: -2 Terrain, +2 Naval. Net +. Half Defense for AA. Reac: +3 Defending against AA.

J: 18 (+0)
A: 10 (+3)
130 5/10/2019 9:41:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
8


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

J: 40
A: 6 (need a critical)
129 5/10/2019 9:40:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Intercept. Still, we won't react. We don't really have anything that can reach Saipan anyway, at least nothing I'm willing to risk at this time. I'll just roll for combat.
128 5/10/2019 9:38:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Intel Die Roll: 0-5 (-2 DRM)

Actual Saipan is well within Central Pacific's HQ Reaction Range, it's just that it can't activate anything there.
127 5/10/2019 5:16:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message I just revised my move, before submitting Logfile. Please don't considered the text reported within the card I played, correct activations and moves follow:

* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for BB Nagato
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for ED Army
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 26 AF
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 1 AD
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 3 SN Bde
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Nachi
* 3319 (Biak): 3 SN Bde moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* 3319 (Biak): CA Nachi moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* 4110 (Marcus): 26 AF moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3706 (Tokyo): 1 AD moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): 1 AD moves to 4110 (Marcus)
* 3407 (Kure): BB Nagato moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3706 (Tokyo): ED Army moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): W Brigade toggles Battle Tag
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): 1 MAW toggles Battle Tag
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): M Brigade toggles Battle Tag
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): BB Nagato toggles Battle Tag
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): ED Army toggles Battle Tag
* 4110 (Marcus): 1 AD toggles Battle Tag
* 3814 (Guam): 26 AF toggles Battle Tag
* Japanese Resources are now at 11
* alex (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Capture at 3219 (Vogelkop). Hex is now Japanese controlled

The only difference is, I attack in Battle A, a/n segment, with 40 factors instead of 38, using Nagato, 26 AF, 1 AD. Ground portion of the battle reports the same. Sometimes details matter... ;-)

Ground portion of the battle doesn't change.
126 5/10/2019 4:39:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #35: 3 / Operation KE: Guadalcanal Evacuation
Choose a Japanese occupied coastal hex. Up to 3 Japanese ground units in the chose hex and all adjacent hexes (that do not have to be coastal hexes) may conduct strategic naval movement (with no amphibious shipping points required) from these hexes to any single friendly port hex. No battles may be initiated. The move is unaffected by Allied air ZOI, however all other conditions for a strategic naval move apply.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Activate Comb Fleet for 3 + 3 units

* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for ED Army
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for BB Nagato
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for [21 AF]
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 2 AD
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Nachi
* alex (Japan) toggles Activation for 3 SN Bde
* 2709 (Hong Kong): [21 AF] moves to 3209 (Okinawa)
* 3209 (Okinawa): [21 AF] moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): [21 AF] moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3407 (Kure): BB Nagato moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3319 (Biak): CA Nachi moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* 3319 (Biak): 3 SN Bde moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* 3706 (Tokyo): ED Army moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)

1 Battle (Saipan/Tinian):

a/n: Nagato, [21AF], 2AD vs Saipan/Tinian (38 attacking factors vs 10)

ground: ED Army (18 attacking factors vs Saipan/Tinian)

2 ASP used

Here too looks like you have no HQs good for reaction, but you can roll for intercept (no -2 modifiers) and play cards, then resolve.

Logfile submitted.
125 5/10/2019 9:56:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Actually you had your own stroke of good fortune... my submarines completely missed your naval units in the Wake Island Invasion.

PBM:

* 3624 (Cape York): Aus Air moves to 3823 (Port Moresby) then moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 3720 (Wewak): 5AF Air moves to 3624 (Cape York)
* 3624 (Cape York): 5AF LRB moves to 3720 (Wewak)
124 5/10/2019 3:41:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For submarine.
123 5/10/2019 3:40:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Succeeded, Hermes is destroyed. You may perform your pbm, I haven't submitted any logfile for those combats.
122 5/10/2019 3:39:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Trying to sink Hermes (ok 0-4)
121 5/10/2019 3:39:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #24: 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:
Looks like I could have avoided to roll at all, after my failure to intercept, both for a7n and for ground battle as well. Both Junyo and 2SN are destroyed.

Trying to get revenge against CVL Hermes...
120 5/10/2019 3:33:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
The right result on the right moment (as usual...).

AP attack (+3)
119 5/10/2019 3:32:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Roll for interception (ok 0-6)

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