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25 5/17/2019 9:40:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message No worries. Thanks for the update.
24 5/17/2019 12:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hi Brian

Deep into moving to the new house and a visit from my kids so I will be out of commission until Thursday but I'll try to make up for lost time after that.
23 5/14/2019 10:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #26: 2 / Chiang Kai-shek: Anti Communist 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: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Activate CF HQ for 5 units

4017 (Truk): APD Kamikaze, 3 SN Bde moves to 4024 (Gili Gili) => [BH-A]
4021 (Rabaul): 21 AF stays in place => [BH-A]
3007 (Shanghai): [35th Army] moves to 4017 (Truk) using strategic naval move
2915 (Davao): CVL Ryujo moves to 3615 (Ulithi)

Over to you for reaction.
22 5/14/2019 2:44:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Think Battle A is an auto-elim so I wont roll for it. Japanese resources to 10
No PBM move possible

Allies will use their first pass
21 5/13/2019 9:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #59: 3 / Central Force: Conquest of Borneo
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:
Per the e-mail from Chris Crane, the 28th army in Bangkok should start the game flipped, and the 23 AF in Tainan should start in Taihoku.

Play as event to activate S HQ for 6 units.

Per card text, paratroopers will capture Medan (1813) and eliminate the Dutch regiment there. Japanese resources to 8.

1916 (Palembang): [19th Army] moves to 2017 (Bangka). Japanese resources to 9.

2220 (Soerabaja): [16th Army], Korean Army moves to 2119.

2516: ED Army moves to 2517 (Balikpapan) => [BH-A]

2909 (Tainan): 21 AF moves to 4021 (Rabaul) using strategic air transport (via 2812 (Clark Field), 2915 (Davao), 3416 (Palau Islands), 3615 (Ulithi) and 4017 (Truk))

3009 (Taihoku): 23 AF moves to 4017 (Truk) using strategic air transport (via 2812 (Clark Field), 2915 (Davao), 3416 (Palau Islands), and 3615 (Ulithi))

Over to you for reaction.
20 5/12/2019 11:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 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:
Activate C Pacific HQ, 5 activations

1-3) Lexington, Enterprise, (N Orleans) Pearl Harbor strategic move to Funafuti
4) 7th AF Midway strategic moves to Canton
5) 7th LRB strategic moves to Espiritu Santo

19 5/10/2019 10:47:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 3 / Operation C: Indian Ocean Raid
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: May activate only Naval units. Bonus: Add 1 to all Japanese air-naval battle die rolls if any Commonwealth naval units are present in the battle.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Play as Ops to activate CF HQ for 6 units

3814 (Guam): 3 SN Bde moves to 4017 (Truk)
3407 (Kure): 25 AF moves to 4017 (Truk)
2616 (Tarakan): ED Army moves to 2516
3305 (Seoul): Korean Army moves to 2220 (Soerabaja) via strategic naval movement
3704 (Hakodate): [27th Army] moves to 4600 (Attu/Kiska) => 6/7 ASP used
2915 (Davao): [18th Army] moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal) => 7/7 ASP used

No reaction is possible, so continue on to PBM.

4017 (Truk): 25 AF moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
18 5/8/2019 12:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #63: 3 / Operation Stalemate: Invasion of Pelelu and Ulithi
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate SEAC HQ Calcutta, 4 activations

1) 1st Ind Corps Imphal to Rangoon
2) B Ind Div Rangoon to Akyab
3) (66th CH) Kunming to Lashio
4) (6th CH) Kunming to Mandalay
17 5/7/2019 6:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM

2915 (Davao): 4 AD moves to 2620 (Makassar) via Tarakan
2620 (Makassar): CV Shokaku moves to 2915 (Davao)
3018 (Halmahera): CV Soryu moves to 2915 (Davao)
3418: CV Akagi moves to 2915 (Davao)
1916 (Palembang): CVL Ryujo moves to 2915 (Davao)
16 5/6/2019 11:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Japanese gain two resources
15 5/6/2019 11:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Too bad no critical hit in Battle A; (US Asia) elim

Battle B: Japanese inflict 3 hits so (US Asia A) survives

Battle C: Dutch unit elim

Battle D: Dutch unit elim

Over to you for PBM
14 5/6/2019 11:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 8

3
9
0
5
0
0
3
6


Message from Allies:
Condition Intercept, no reaction possible:

Battles attacker first, Defender second

Battle A: Air/Naval . Japanese 24 vs Allies 1 (just rolling for practice since Allies cant inflict a hit even with a critical

Battle B: Air/Naval. Japanese 12 vs Allied 2 Same as above

Battle C: No air naval needed. Ground Battle Japanese 9 +4 air/naval -1 jungle, Allies 1 +3 AA attack

Battle D: No air/naval needed. Ground Battle Japanese 9 +2 Air, -2 mixed, Allies 1 +3 AA attack
13 5/6/2019 11:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Rolling for intel. No drm for ZOI since all Allied air are OOS
12 5/4/2019 1:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 7 Float Plane Tactics: Japanese CA naval units add 2 to their attack strengths for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Play as event to activate SS HQ for 9 units (7+2)

3416 (Palau Islands): CV Shokaku moves to 2620 (Makassar) => attacks Kendari [BH-A]
3706 (Tokyo): CV Soryu moves to 3018 (Halmahera) => attacks Kendari [BH-A]
3706 (Tokyo): CV Akagi moves to 3418 => attacks Biak [BH-B]
2915 (Davao): CVL Ryujo moves to 1916 (Palembang) => [BH-C]
2913: [19th Army] moves to 1916 (Palembang) => [BH-C]
2/7 ASP used

2911 (Aparri): 1 SN Bde moves to 2620 (Makassar)
3/7 ASP used

3706 (Tokyo): ED Army moves to 2616 (Tarakan) => [BH-D]
5/7 ASP used

2915 (Davao): 4AD activates in place => attacks Tarakan [BH-D]
3706 (Tokyo): [18th Army] moves to 2915 (Davao)

Over to you for possible reaction.
11 5/3/2019 10:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Two error corrections for the journal. 19th AF must remain in Mendano since it was OOS and could not be activated (didn't effect the battle) and the ABDA cant be placed in Tilatjap & will be placed in Kendari
10 5/2/2019 8:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #4: 1 / Arcadia Conference
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: The Allied player receives the ABDA HQ, which is place in any in supply port in Java, Borneo, Sumatra or Celebes. If no such port is available this HQ is removed from play for the remained of the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Place ABDA at Tjilatjap
9 5/1/2019 8:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM

2313: CV Shokaku moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
2015 (Singapore): BB Nagato moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
2911 (Aparri): 4 AD moves to 2915 (Davao)
2112 (Khota Baru): 22 AF moves to 2111

5AD remains in Kuala Lumpur
Zuiho remains in Soerbaja
2 AD remains in Clark Field
8 4/29/2019 8:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Ok, updated the VASSAL file & over to you for PBM however how do you make the big yellow area go away? Other than the obvious answer for the US player : )
7 4/29/2019 8:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message BH A JP inflict 4 hits, US 2. Flip US Asia & Japan wins the battle & lands without opposition

BH B: JP 19 hits, Allies 6 hits Elim Br MA

BH C: JP 10 hits, US 4 Hits elim FEAF

PBM (US Asia CA) to Biak, (US Asia DD) & 19th AF to Kendari
6 4/29/2019 8:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

3
4
1
6
0
5


Message from Allies:
Ok, condition intercept:

Reaction HQ will be US SW. Pretty sure it is in supply viaJolo (if I get any of this wrong, just use the rolls with whatever I was able to muster in the battle).

Activate (19th AF) Menado to Balikpapan to participate in BH A. Activate (US Asia CA) to Sorebaja BH A. Cannot activate US Asia DD but participates in BHA

AIR/NAVAL BATTLES

In order

1 BH A JP 8, US 5

2 BH B JP 76, Allies 6

3 BHC JP 40, US 4

As a general convention, the attacker's roll will be first, the defender second.
5 4/27/2019 9:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Arcadia Conference' option.

4 4/27/2019 1:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Play as event to activate CF HQ for 8 units (5+3)

2915 (Davao): [16th Army], CVL Zuiho moves to 2220 (Soerabaja) => [BH-A]
1 ASP used

2212 (Saigon): 22 AF moves to 2112 (Khota Baru) => attack Singapore [BH-B]
2812 (Clark Field): 5 AD moves to 1913 (Kuala Lumpur) => attack Singapore [BH-B]
3004 (Peiping): 2 AD moves to 2812 (Clark Field) => attack Manila [BH-C]
3607 (Nagoya): 4 AD moves to 2911 (Aparri) => attack Manila [BH-C]
3407 (Kure): BB Nagato moves to 2015 (Singapore) => [BH-B]
3706 (Tokyo): CV Shokaku moves to 2313 attack Singapore [BH-B]

Note that the card text states that the intel condition is Intercept. Over to you for reaction.
3 4/27/2019 11:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Historical Opening' option.

2 4/25/2019 1:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Message Welcome to Round 2 of the 2018 BPA Empire of the Sun Tournament.

Reminder: The JP will draw using the Historical Opening Hand option and the Allies can choose to start with the Arcadia Conference card and must declare that choice before drawing.

Reporting results: The winner of the match should direct email the moderator with the game number, the bid, the winner and how victory was achieved (Political Will, A-Bomb, Japan Blockaded, Japan Conquered, Japan Survived)

Match will end on August 31st, 2019. Any match still going after that date will be adjudicated.

Few key bits from the other game/Journal:

Tom bid 1 to play Allies. And has also elected to start with Arcadia Conference in hand.

Emergency Move

CA Exeter to Dacca
CA Kent to Gili Gili
DD Asia to Sorebaja
CA (Asia) to Biak

Let me know if you guys need anything else.

Thanks,
Chris
1 4/25/2019 1:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 12 to 11

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