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60 5/26/2019 6:46:00 AM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message Lord Beaverbrook gets into the action - he'll
move the POL/MIL marker from USA 3 to British 2


59 5/25/2019 2:43:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message No debate this time, although the Nyet +1 is strangely satisfying.
58 5/24/2019 9:43:00 AM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Message Yes, weíre waiting for Uncle Joe to decide whether or not to debate my play moving the Pol-Mil issue, and after that itís your move.

Iím not sure heís being friendly to me, heís just trying to stir things up until the Second Front arrives. Iíd be inclined to help out if he makes an offer, or hold out if youíd care to offer something...
57 5/24/2019 5:49:00 AM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message I 'think' I'm waiting for Soviet to debate but since
he is now FRIENDLY with the USA this might not happen.

If not, then I guess it's my turn again?
56 5/23/2019 7:04:00 PM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message no debate for me
55 5/23/2019 6:54:00 PM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Message I'll play Averell Harriman, 4 with a +1 for 5, and move the Pol-Mil 2/2 from USSR-2 to USA-3. Any debate?
54 5/23/2019 1:02:00 PM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message That's 2 NYET's for me vs your "friendly" relationship with Franklin...

Winny is starting to get annoyed

53 5/23/2019 12:02:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message PS Nick, I didn't tidy the cards up. Apologies.
52 5/23/2019 11:33:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message Kuznetsov's play meant a naval marker was placed in the Arctic box.
51 5/23/2019 11:33:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message My plan is to keep pestering you two to open a second front in the west.

Play Kuznetsov (later to give his name to a belching aircraft carrier). He does a Nyet debate of Bevin to get a 4+1 move of 2/2 Pol-Mil from UK 3 to Soviet 2.

Stalin then does a pass and it is the turn of Roosevelt.
50 5/22/2019 7:10:00 PM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message I'll play BEVIN - he's a 5 but -1 if POL/MIL on soviet track (which it is) so now only a 4.

I'll still move the marker from Soviet 1 to British 3
49 5/22/2019 4:04:00 PM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Message Next up is the UK to advance an issue.

My current plan is to place the two naval markers I got from my staff card in the Central Pacific, bringing it up to three so that I can advance there. Having had another look at the rules Iíd be inclined to put the UK DO in the Bolero space, I think we need to try and take that to win the Battle of the Atlantic (see 7.62, item 3).
48 5/22/2019 5:31:00 AM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message still not got the full "monty" of this - who is next?
47 5/22/2019 3:44:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message No debate from me.

Churchill and the Med/Italy eh?

Stalin will press forward in the Est but can make little headway without a Normandy effort. History, eh? The reserve cubes will just be deployed to block me.
46 5/21/2019 8:38:00 PM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message No debate for me.

Okay, I see the sense of going into the Pacific but
I also look at History - the 3 powers decided on a Europe first strategy for a reason and I see a lot more
German forces on the board the Japanese at this point.

The movement of Directed offensive will go for what purpose?
I will not debate this but Churchill wants to make sure this is not a US "push the little guy around" situation so I'll have to see how you use the power.

BTW, with only 3 spaces we can knock Italy out of the war reducing the German forces we'll face so just keep that in mind too.
45 5/21/2019 3:57:00 PM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Message I'll play Stanley Embrick, a 1 with a +2 for Directed Offensive issues, and move the British DO to the US-3 space. Round to you two for debate.

We probably need to talk about strategy. I'm hoping to get the Central and Southwest Pacific fronts moving as quickly as I can. It's a long way to Japan and because they're all amphibious spaces there can be no breakthroughs. I'm a little more relaxed about getting Overlord running as there's a bit more time to play with and once we're ashore we can throw resources at it for a breakthrough if we're getting behind. What do you both think?
44 5/19/2019 2:33:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message Kulik debates and nyets that. His 4+1 takes the Pol-Mil 2/2 to 1 on the Soviet track.

Stalin passes having done that so on to the US.
43 5/18/2019 6:27:00 AM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Message USA will not debate the British play.
42 5/18/2019 6:13:00 AM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message "C" will move the POL marker up 4 on the track
due to special ability
41 5/18/2019 1:12:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message Stalin will not debate so over to Churchill to advance an issue.
40 5/17/2019 4:29:00 PM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message okay with me - Good going Franklin....
39 5/17/2019 3:39:00 PM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Message I'll play Frank Knox and move one of the US production issues to space 5 on the US track. Because it's a production issue I also get two Naval markers (Knox's attribute), which I've placed next to Roosevelt's chair.

Back to you two for possible debate.
38 5/17/2019 2:37:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message Stalin chooses Pol-Mil 2-2 and another US Production.

US to start the debates.
37 5/16/2019 6:19:00 AM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message for my two I'll move strategic Production to center - if we leave it there we all get one production marker.

for my 2nd choice I'll do US production to try and get more forces on the battle board.
36 5/16/2019 2:32:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message I'm good for a day or two after an Atlantic flight. Mind over matter I say. Days 3 - 5 then get me.
35 5/15/2019 7:23:00 PM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Message No problem, Bob. I found that jetlag really clobbered me coming home from WBC, often took a couple of days to feel more or less back to normal.

We all need to talk about where we're going with this game. It's clear to me, though, that British resolve could be stronger. Here we are in 1943 and there's been NO progress towards Germany. So for my two issues I'll pick UK Production and the UK Directed Offensive and we'll see if we can buck their ideas up a bit.

Now it's round to Bob to pick his two issues.
34 5/15/2019 5:45:00 AM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message Sorry, guys - It's taken me a whole day to just
see what's in my e-mail.

I should be back on track by Thursday - Ireland (Dublin) was great but time changes and multiple game ladders, are kicking me for a loop.
33 5/15/2019 2:43:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message File name sent conforms I think to Nick's system. I am going to refer to my position as Soviet or Stalin as much as possible as I think part of the confusion is playing three U... powers.

Soviets won with a 4 card. UK lost with a modified 2 value so I am placing the first issue on the 2 spot on the Soviet side. It's the Global one.
32 5/14/2019 5:00:00 AM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Message So that gives Cambodia/Laos, Czechoslovakia and Cambodia/Laos again.

Now round to Paul for his choice of Issue for winning the Agenda bit.

I've also marked on of my production counters as used, for the Kasserine Pass event on the conference card so that I don't forget later.
31 5/14/2019 4:53:00 AM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

5
6
6
2
4
2


Message from US Roosevelt:
USA CNs, die rolls are three pairs of first die then second die
30 5/12/2019 12:40:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message I've been hit by the May head cold. I wish I could see the screen properly. I'm away Mon-Fri so usual hotel internet caveats.

US CNs still to do.

29 5/8/2019 11:14:00 AM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Message Sorry, I was hit by the Firefox bug on my Vassal machine, I can work round it now but itís held me up. Then yesterday was another difficult day with my father and Iím trying to get some work done in the house to make things easier on that front.

I should be able to do my CNs in the next few hours. Then itís you to pick a single agenda item, then we each pick another two, starting with me, then Bob and finally you.
28 5/8/2019 10:59:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message While Bob's away, am I right in thinking the US CN rolls are next and then I can make an Agenda pick?
27 5/8/2019 6:15:00 AM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message Okay fellas - I'll catch up with you on Tuesday

26 5/7/2019 5:54:00 AM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message Okay, looks good so far - Soviet goes first?

What are your first 2 choices?

Again, as a 'friendly' notion - we saw how
critical the A-bomb is and also offensive action
early on I would think should be attempted.

As for the 2nd front and soviet attack on Japan - except to 'distract' one of us I would think that
should NOT be played early so we can maximize the offensive power we need against the Axis -

At least that's my take on this for the start.
25 5/6/2019 2:22:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message Thanks for the file. Have unmasked too.

The result of the Agenda Phase will see Sov 4 beating US 3 and UK 1+1 to get the initial issue.
24 5/3/2019 8:41:00 PM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message Hitler to Tojo - the game hasn't even started
and the Allies are arguing and befuddled - luck for us... :-)
23 5/3/2019 5:45:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message That gives Netherlands, Vietnam and Yugoslavia.

I place in Netherlands and Yugoslavia. I remove the UK CN in Vietnam.

We had a good file numbering system with the conference and the file number. I've sent 101 out. I know it isn't the first file but it can represent Room 101 and my meltdown over not knowing which power I was playing.


22 5/3/2019 5:38:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

1
2
4
1
2
4


Message from USSR Stalin:
I have Bob's START HERE file open. I am now rolling for 3 Soviet CNs.
21 5/3/2019 3:37:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message Catching up: am I right in thinking that Bob now needs to place the CN markers that have already been rolled for? I was wrong about tie-breaking US as the 2nd paragraph of 5.12 gives the order Churchill, Stalin, Roosevelt. Tell me if I should be doing something.
20 5/3/2019 3:26:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message >My brain was obviously only partly reengaged

I'm extra confused reading things as I have the old power allocations imprinted.
19 5/2/2019 5:03:00 PM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Message I'm happy for one person to do all the rolling, but when I tried to place your markers the module wouldn't let me. Then after a bit more thought I realised that since the placement is determined by dice rolls it was probasbly easiest if we place them when we reveal our Agenda cards. The placement order is defined in 5.12

Sorry for the confusion, my father had a rough week last week following on from the unscheduled hospital visit and we're getting used to some changes in the daily routine at the moment.
18 5/2/2019 4:10:00 PM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message AH..okay - sorting this out.

Nick rolled for ME! - and then asked if Paul wanted to roll his own (no smoking here!)...and so not being able to place them BECAUSE they are MY markers..

starting to follow this.
SO, I get to place markers (where Nick indicated) then
what? Roll for Nick? or wait for Paul....

As far as I'm concerned one person can roll for all - if there is situation were there is CHOICE - I agree - if situation is just ROLLS OF DICE - first person up for the turn can certainly do it (IMHO). BUT, Paul, feel free to counter if you want to roll your own.
17 5/2/2019 4:06:00 PM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message > I can't actually place the markers, so Bob will need to do that when he next updates the map. UK CN markers need to go in Vietnam, Belgium and the Baltic States.


Can't place - like in physically NOT ABLE TO, or can't place like you roll and somebody else has to place them - seems rather odd to me.
16 5/2/2019 4:04:00 PM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message >I really didn't see it until I'd chosen my own, but do you want to pick a different one instead?

No, I'm okay with my choice
15 5/2/2019 2:57:00 PM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Message Sorry, does Paul want to roll his own CNs? They need to be done before I roll mine (see the order in 5.12, in blue text).
14 5/2/2019 2:55:00 PM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Message My brain was obviously only partly reengaged, as although I have rolled for the UK CN placement, I can't actually place the markers, so Bob will need to do that when he next updates the map. UK CN markers need to go in Vietnam, Belgium and the Baltic States.

5.12
13 5/2/2019 2:51:00 PM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

6
4
1
3
2
6


Message from US Roosevelt:
Never mind, brain reengaged. I've left my card masked and I'm happy for Bob to pick another card if he wants to.

Here are the Pol-Mil Table rolls for the UK, to be read as three sets of 1st die followed by second die.
12 5/2/2019 2:32:00 PM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Message Bob, your Agenda card was already unmasked when I picked mine. I really didn't see it until I'd chosen my own, but do you want to pick a different one instead?
11 5/2/2019 5:02:00 AM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Message I havenít picked my card yet, I got confused about the partisans from the conference card. From reading the card and the rules I think we have to use the Pol-Mil table to place three CNs each. Since thatís a purely mechanical exercise, see 5.12 for the procedure, Iíll do that for all of us when I draw my card unless anyone objects in the next couple of hours (Iím just sorting my father out for the day at the moment).
10 5/1/2019 3:57:00 PM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message I already picked my card - did US do so?

If so I'll reveal - if not I'll wait.
9 5/1/2019 12:36:00 PM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Message The order will be UK first, then USSR and finally the USA. Over to Bob for CNs. Iíll wait to draw my hand until Iíve done my CNs.
8 5/1/2019 12:12:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message We each get 3. Nobody has the most so 7.1 directs us to the US choosing the order this is done.
7 5/1/2019 12:09:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

4
6
4


Message from USSR Stalin:
We each get 2 or 3 CNs to place. Dice order: Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill. 1-3 = 2CNs, 4-6 = 3CNs.
6 5/1/2019 12:03:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message Good point. Before the hands are drawn. Never mind so far as I am concerned. Let's read that card carefully.
5 5/1/2019 5:37:00 AM Turn 1 UK Churchill Message when do we roll for partisan activity (the white portion of the card)?
4 5/1/2019 4:33:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Edit Current Conference / Version USSR Stalin: from to Casablanca A. Murm Conv, +1 Prod.
US Roosevelt: from to 2 Prod Pacific. -1 Prod Kasserine.
UK Churchill: from to 1 Prod Med Theatre, Montgom
3 5/1/2019 4:23:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message Have drawn 7 staff cards by clicking that icon (that's a note to self after dragging them out individually and them going everywhere).

Once lead off agenda card has been dragged, masked, to the table.

Over to both of you to draw and play in any order with whoever is last unmasking their card. Log file sent.


2 5/1/2019 4:21:00 AM Turn 1 US Roosevelt Message I am just about to busy with the morning routine until about 1130 UK time and should be able to make a move by 1200-ish, in case Bob wants to get himself set up before then
1 5/1/2019 4:16:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Stalin Message The Livadia Palace was where the US delegation was based for Yalta. Conference 1 is Casablanca.

I have created an initial game file, joining it as my power, drawing the Casablanca A card. That has been sent out. On to drawing my cards.

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