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890 7/8/2020 2:27:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message Soviets won't debate that as it is too far along the track. UK to play a card.
889 7/7/2020 5:18:00 PM Turn 7 UK Churchill Message sadly no debate from me
888 7/7/2020 4:27:00 PM Turn 7 US Roosevelt Message No debate from me either. Then I'll play Henry Stimson, a 5 with a +1 for Pol-Mil issues, to move the Pol-Mil 2/2 from the centre of the table to the US-6 space.
887 7/7/2020 5:24:00 AM Turn 7 UK Churchill Message no debate
886 7/7/2020 3:49:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message Play Kuznetsov. The Arctic gets naval marker and Kuznetsov moves Global Issue to Soviet 4 box.
885 7/6/2020 4:28:00 PM Turn 7 US Roosevelt Message No debate from me either
884 7/6/2020 1:45:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message USA to debate otherwise Soviets next up to play.

Am away from home Monday - Wednesday (first time since Feb). It shouldn't affect play, but assume the usual internet access caveats. The Pandemic year has cast such a shadow.
883 7/5/2020 1:20:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message No debate.
882 7/4/2020 5:18:00 PM Turn 7 UK Churchill Message I'll play Lord Beaverbrook - as Churchill is till in it
it's 5 for the Pacific Front marker
881 7/4/2020 12:22:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message Soviets won't debate so UK to play a card to advance an issue.
880 7/3/2020 6:16:00 PM Turn 7 UK Churchill Message NO DEBATE for me
879 7/3/2020 4:19:00 PM Turn 7 US Roosevelt Message Well I was unpleasantly surprised when you took the US production issue for winning the Agenda, instead of,say, a theatre leadership issue.

Anyway, no debate on the Soviet play and then I'll play Frank Knox, a 5, to move the US Production issue from the UK-2 to the US-3 space and because it's a production issue he also gives me two naval markers.
878 7/3/2020 10:34:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message Or going for a win?

USA to debate or make a play.
877 7/2/2020 6:05:00 AM Turn 7 UK Churchill Message No debate

Just a few comments - Nick, (and I forgot too) we forgot
to make sure we placed a Strategic material so to get extra offensive markers - and I'm surprised at the British offensive marker - are you siding with Russia here?
876 7/2/2020 4:12:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message Soviets start the meeting segment. Move UK directed offensive to Soviet 3 using Novikov. His card text places an OS marker on the Eastern Front: Ukraine.
875 7/2/2020 4:05:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message I'll send this out as file and we can then move on.
874 7/1/2020 8:55:00 PM Turn 7 US Roosevelt Message Sorry, working from memory here...I'll take the UK Directed Offensive instead.
873 7/1/2020 8:53:00 PM Turn 7 UK Churchill Message I'll do Euro leadership and 1/2 POL/MIL
872 7/1/2020 8:52:00 PM Turn 7 UK Churchill Message Nick - A bomb is already on the track

I'll make my pick now then you can just put one more on later
871 7/1/2020 5:34:00 PM Turn 7 US Roosevelt Message I pick the A-Bomb and Pacific Theatre Leadership issues. NO MAP as I've had a long day and went to bed before I remembered this so I'm on the iPad, please could Bob update with my picks as well as his. Over to Bob for his last two agenda item picks.
870 6/26/2020 2:11:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message I am playing Pol-Mil 22 and Global Issue to the middle.

My Vassal seems to be playing up. It might be that Nicks upgrade needs to be followed up by me (and perhaps Bob) updating too.
869 6/26/2020 2:09:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message Have made my play based on Bob's first file this conference as Percy noble wasn't flipped in the last one sent.

Note that A-Bomb being already on the track is correct as comes from the conference card.
868 6/25/2020 5:41:00 AM Turn 7 UK Churchill Message Okay, my ONE item on British space 2 is a US production
867 6/25/2020 1:30:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message Churchill putting forward Sir Percy Noble makes this a 2-2-1 'going low' agenda setting with UK and USA tied. However the UK Imperial Staff characteristic means that the values become 3-2-1 and the UK wins.

Bob should choose ONE agenda issue and place it on the 2 space on the UK track (the difference between the UK 3 and Soviet 1).
866 6/23/2020 6:15:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message The Soviets have Merkulov, a lowly 1 rating. What has Churchill done?
865 6/23/2020 3:28:00 PM Turn 7 US Roosevelt Message Finally I'm back with the game. USA reshuffles, deals seven cards and then plays and reveals James F. Byrnes, a 2, for the Agenda pick
864 6/22/2020 1:47:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message Good to know you are up and running. The fridge gave up yesterday and the washing is now stuck in the machine...
863 6/21/2020 8:48:00 PM Turn 7 US Roosevelt Message I finally have a Vassal machine running and will make my move tomorrow.
862 6/21/2020 2:29:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message Let us know how you are.
861 6/12/2020 7:45:00 PM Turn 7 US Roosevelt Message Sorry, I'm having problems with the Vassal computer at the moment. I hope to be able to make a move sometime over the weekend.
860 6/9/2020 2:26:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message Roosevelt to play a card after shuffle and deal.
859 6/5/2020 1:39:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message That file worked. Nick to do his reshuffle, deal and put a card out face up next.
858 6/3/2020 2:01:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message You need to go back to the end of my last file. Click on the little Green UK hand/deck icon.

Then click RESHUFFLE on the discards pile (might be a right click) and all the 20 or so cards go back into the staff cards pile to the right of the Churchill leader card. Then click on the Draw 7 Staff Cards box above the staff cards deck and the 7 slots to the right are replenished.

There might be another way of doing this, but it worked for me. I forget how to do this every time around.
857 6/3/2020 1:57:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message You didn't do the card draw correctly Bob. If you go up to the UK hand etc. you will see that there is still a stack of 14 Staff Discards and you have just 5 cards in your hand and one on the table.

Each player has a deck of 21 cards (some leave the game as it progresses due to the instructions on them / rolls for death etc.). Every odd numbered conference you deal 7 from the full deck. In the even conference you draw from the depleted deck. Then reshuffle so that about 1/3 of the cards do not come up across two conferences.
856 6/2/2020 4:26:00 PM Turn 7 UK Churchill Message do we bid now on cards?
855 6/2/2020 1:00:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message Sending a file with those events actioned and Soviets cards drawn with one face down on board. I right clicked RESHUFFLE on the discards and then clicked on the Draw 7 Staff Cards box.
854 6/2/2020 12:50:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR Stalin:
Partisan Dispute: if this is a 1-3 then that many rolls on the Pol-Mil table might remove Clandestine Networks.
853 6/2/2020 12:48:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message MaCarthur / Nimitz puts Japanese reserves in SW and Cen Pac Theatres so this will make a CBI advance on the Japanese homeland easier.
852 6/2/2020 12:46:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR Stalin:
Working through the conference card:

UK must use a production marker in CBI. Stalin can debate but is absent from Quebec and cannot advance an issue.

This roll is for the security failure and A-Bomb issue goes on the Soviet track in the space matching this roll.
851 6/2/2020 12:40:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message Thanks for checking. Yes place a marker. The wins are logged on the board, in the spreadsheet and on the right in this feed so sometimes things will get out of whack.

The F line is for 9.4 F in the rules. The UK is trying to preserve empire(s) in the post-war world. So for the five S E Asian colonies, from the British perspective, the best outcomes for each in order of priority are: UK Pol Alignment 3VP each [9.4 A], empty of any PA or CN 2VP each [9.4 F], then UK CN alone [9.4 B].

From a historical point of view I think this makes sense for all of them bar Malaya as unless the UK has control of a colony it would like the former colonial power to return.
850 6/1/2020 3:07:00 PM Turn 7 UK Churchill Message on the scoring a few questions.

What is the F line - what is an empty colony?

Also, I got pints for winning 3 conferences but the
on board marker only shows 2 - do I need to place one on my next move?
849 6/1/2020 12:56:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message Will work through card later.
848 6/1/2020 12:56:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Edit Current Conference / Version USSR Stalin: from London B. No Murmansk Convoy? to Quebec C. Stalin in Moscow
US Roosevelt: from 'D Day' puts a US directed offensive on table. to A-Bomb security failure, Jpn reserve placements
UK Churchill: from Dragoon 1 Prod Med to Slim: 1 Prod CBI
847 6/1/2020 12:44:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Stalin Message Conference 7 is Quebec - Octagon. The C card has come up. I'll send the score sheet and update (moved 3 German reserves I overlooked too) and then work out what it all means.
846 6/1/2020 12:40:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Stalin End Turn
845 6/1/2020 12:39:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Edit VPs USSR Stalin: from 37 to 38
US Roosevelt: from 32 to 34
UK Churchill: from 24 to 25
844 6/1/2020 12:30:00 PM Turn 6 UK Churchill Message WOW, against massive odds the allies get Hammered
in Med and East Russian fronts....
843 6/1/2020 10:58:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR Stalin:
Oh I forgot the Soviet Far East. Nothing is up against it so there's the base 2 in unmodified form. Advance into Jehol China on 1-2.
842 6/1/2020 10:56:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message Next I'll do a score update on the spreadsheet but do check everything is correct to this point.
841 6/1/2020 10:53:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message Similarly Vogelkop New Guinea is a 10 and gets an automatic advance for the Southwestern Pac.
840 6/1/2020 10:52:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR Stalin:
Central Pacific has base 2 + 8 for the four OS markers and no extra opposition due to the defence on the CBI front. So a 10. Automatic advance but not a breakthrough due to 7.74 and the amphibious spaces.
839 6/1/2020 10:49:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message Oops. Failure in the Med.

CBI has base 2 + 4 for the two OS markers but - 8 for the mass of reserves sent by Japan = -2 so no roll. Japan will not be invaded this time.
838 6/1/2020 10:47:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from USSR Stalin:
Mediterranean: base 2 + 6 for the three OS markers = 8. Success in reaching Central Italy on 1-8.
837 6/1/2020 10:45:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR Stalin:
Eastern Europe Theatre: base 2 + 10 for the five OS markers - 6 for the three reserve armies = 6.

Front will advance into Belorussia on a roll of 1-6.
836 6/1/2020 10:44:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message OK, resuming life after a mega-cleaning session:

Fronts try to advance. In Europe the Western Theatre is in negative territory to the Allies are still poised on the edge of the Rhineland and do not enter it.
835 5/31/2020 7:30:00 AM Turn 6 UK Churchill Message >We played a couple of games of Mythology this week

I thought there was a similar game on Yucata but perhaps not
834 5/30/2020 5:15:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message If nobody beats me to it, I'll roll for the front advances tomorrow.

We played a couple of games of Mythology this week. Probably the first opening of the box since the 80s and a number of house moves.
833 5/28/2020 4:37:00 PM Turn 6 US Roosevelt Message That looks right to me too.

I deliberately put all my resources into the pacific this time because I need to make some progress there. I did expect that the UK would put something in Germany, though.
832 5/28/2020 6:16:00 AM Turn 6 UK Churchill Message Looks good to me.
Strange about the Western Front - I think I was
going for the 'soft underbelly" more and lost track
Probably should have put Japan entry guys in the West
but they would still face 2 to 3
831 5/28/2020 5:55:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR Stalin:
Japan: we have the CBI front trying to enter Japan so all 4 Japanese reserve armies are placed against that.

This roll is for the Japanese fleet. It goes to central Pacific on a roll of 1-2.

Next up front advances but have a check we have this right.
830 5/28/2020 5:50:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message So 1 Western and 2 Eastern leading to 3 in each. The map is right that no offensive support is going into the Rhineland?
829 5/28/2020 5:48:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

3
2
3


Message from USSR Stalin:
Placement of German reserves where 1=Western etc.
828 5/28/2020 5:47:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message So good it posted twice? Rolls coming up. If they post twice the first set count.
827 5/28/2020 5:47:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message Axis Reserves: 6 Germans.

Condition 2: 1 reserve to Belorussia.
Cond 6: 2 in Rhineland.
Remaining 3 random.
826 5/28/2020 5:47:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message Axis Reserves: 6 Germans.

Condition 2: 1 reserve to Belorussia.
Cond 6: 2 in Rhineland.
Remaining 3 random.
825 5/26/2020 5:35:00 AM Turn 6 UK Churchill Message on behalf of my friend the French we'll try to take back Vietnam.....
824 5/26/2020 3:45:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message Soviets place political alignment markers in Austria and Bulgaria.
823 5/25/2020 12:45:00 PM Turn 6 US Roosevelt Message USA places its sole CN in Siam.

Political Alignments are next, first USSR with two to place then the UK with one. The USA has none to place so once the British have placed theirs I think we can go straight on to placement of Axis reserves.
822 5/25/2020 1:55:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message It's US CN play next.
821 5/20/2020 4:48:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message 4 Soviet CNs to place: 1 Malaya, 1 Cambodia/Laos, 1 Yugoslavia and 1 to remove 1 of the 2 US ones in Poland.
820 5/19/2020 2:36:00 AM Turn 6 US Roosevelt Message Sorry, Id completely forgotten about the extra Soviet cn. Let the UK placements stand and the USSR now make theirs.
819 5/19/2020 2:18:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message USSR actually have 4CNs as one was generated at step 770. The others come from the 2/2 issue plus the automatic one per turn. This means the USA could have let the Soviets go before the UK.

Does the US want UK going first to stand and I place 2nd or not?
818 5/19/2020 2:10:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message >Global Issue moves from Communist Cadres to United Nations

The world is swinging Roosevelt's way.
817 5/17/2020 9:10:00 PM Turn 6 UK Churchill Message Ah, I thought that was me....(too)
816 5/17/2020 9:09:00 PM Turn 6 US Roosevelt Message Paul had forgotten he needed to use a production for the Pol-Mil and changed things after being reminded, see journal entry 797.
815 5/17/2020 8:56:00 PM Turn 6 UK Churchill Message I have 4
I will place 2 in Vietnam - removing the US marker there

I will place 2 in Hungry replacing the USSR maker there
814 5/17/2020 8:53:00 PM Turn 6 UK Churchill Message we also have to 'watch' our Global markers as there are now restrictions for all 3 of us as to what we can and cannot do for placements
813 5/17/2020 8:51:00 PM Turn 6 UK Churchill Message IF Stalin placed all production markers on offesive
actions how does he get 3 - the POO/MIL (you told me)
had to be assigned a production maker.

So I get my 1 plus 3 more for POL/MIL
Stalin and Franklin just get the single assigned one right?
812 5/17/2020 1:44:00 PM Turn 6 US Roosevelt Message Success!

Now it's on to the War Phase, starting with clandestine networks. Including the inherent 1cn and those gained from activated Pol-Mil issues I think the UK has 4 to place, the USSR has 3 to place and the USA only has 1 to place.

If that's correct then the order of placement is UK, then USSR, and finally the USA.

Over to Bob for his cn placement.
811 5/17/2020 1:36:00 PM Turn 6 US Roosevelt Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US Roosevelt:
Presumably it's an AS-Bomb because we're only halfway through the programme?

Success on a 3-6 because USA spent one production for a +1
810 5/17/2020 1:33:00 PM Turn 6 US Roosevelt Message Global Issue moves from Communist Cadres to United Nations
809 5/14/2020 2:17:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message Next up is an AS-Bomb roll (6.10) and the USA won the Global issue (6.11). US to resolve those?
808 5/14/2020 2:12:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message Just making and sending a file to tidy up Theatre Leadership consequences.

2 Soviet OS in Belorussia to make it 5.

1UK in Med to make it 3.
807 5/12/2020 6:01:00 AM Turn 6 UK Churchill Message HUM...well the put my wayward Japan marker into the Med for the 'soft underbelly'.


806 5/12/2020 5:10:00 AM Turn 6 US Roosevelt Message I did spend all my bonus markers for the pacific. I had a total of nine available, six production plus three bonus markers. One production went to support the A-Bomb roll and then I placed four offensive support in each of the Central and Southwest Pacific.
805 5/12/2020 4:15:00 AM Turn 6 US Roosevelt Message So my understanding of the theatre leadership bonuses is that all bonuses for having theatre leadership or winning a theatre leadership issue in a conference must be placed in that theatre, but if both theatre leadership issues are won by the same player in a conference then they get an additional two bonus offensive/naval markers that can be placed in either theatre.
804 5/12/2020 4:09:00 AM Turn 6 US Roosevelt Message And now Ive read what Paul actually wrote...I agree that the first sentence of 6.91 has some ambiguity, but the last sentence of the first paragraph of the example on the following page makes the intent clear (All three markers must be placed in the Pacific Theater.)
803 5/12/2020 4:02:00 AM Turn 6 US Roosevelt Message From 6.92 first paragraph ...; the player who won the issue also receives two offensive support and/or naval support markers to be used in that theater.

What Bob must actually do is reallocate one of his production to place a marker in the Pacific and then replace the lost marker in Europe with the bonus one from the theatre leadership.
802 5/12/2020 3:40:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message I'll put those two Theatre Leadership as OS in Belorussia.

If Bob puts one in Japan for Europe, is there still a US one to place for the Pacific Theatre command? I don't see that having TL means that the markers must go in that theatre? They do for winning the issue.

No file sent at moment.
801 5/12/2020 3:28:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message > The Soviets do get the two bonus OSMs for winning the issue, see 6.92 third paragraph.

How right you are. I read that paragraph 'choosing' not to see a key point.
800 5/10/2020 8:38:00 AM Turn 6 UK Churchill Message I'll place my extra OPS in Japan to make it 3 now
799 5/10/2020 4:32:00 AM Turn 6 US Roosevelt Message The Soviets do get the two bonus OSMs for winning the issue, see 6.92 third paragraph. The UK will get a bonus of one OSM for now being the leader of the European theatre.
798 5/10/2020 2:15:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message Theatre leadership step. The Soviets get nothing here but having won the European Theatre issue award it to the UK.
797 5/10/2020 2:10:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Message >Just checking...you know that if you want to use the Pol-Mil 2/2 you have to use one production to activate it?

I think my rules retention is shot during this time of pandemic. I'll take 1 OSM off the eastern theatre.
796 5/7/2020 8:43:00 PM Turn 6 UK Churchill Message one of my production needs to go to Med

one goes to activate the 1/3 POL/MIL guy

2 of my production goes to Pacific

last one goes to Med
795 5/7/2020 1:44:00 PM Turn 6 US Roosevelt Message USA will spend one production to help the A-Bomb roll and use the other five, together with the theatre leadership bonus of one and the bonus of two for winning the theatre leadership issue, to support the Central and Southwest fronts to advance. I have a remaining total of eight to spend and will place four offensive support in each theatre (four in the Marianas and four in New Guinea).

My reading of the Axis placement rules is that all Japanese armies will stay in Japan, but that their navy will sail, and that should guarantee an advance for both my fronts.
794 5/7/2020 1:34:00 PM Turn 6 US Roosevelt Message And Bob will have to use one production for each Pol-Mil marker he wants to activate as well.
793 5/7/2020 1:33:00 PM Turn 6 US Roosevelt Message Yes, if the Allies advance into the Rhineland then one Soviet clandestine network will be removed from the Netherlands.

Just checking...you know that if you want to use the Pol-Mil 2/2 you have to use one production to activate it?

I'm operating entirely in the Pacific this turn so I'll go ahead anyway.
792 5/7/2020 6:30:00 AM Turn 6 UK Churchill Message so if Allies advance into the Rhine does the red POL marker in Holland go away?

I don't think it's math possible but COULD
the British march into Japan this turn?
791 5/7/2020 2:32:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Stalin Edit Conferences Won USSR Stalin: from 1 to 1
US Roosevelt: from 2 to 2
UK Churchill: from 2 to 3

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