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102 7/17/2019 3:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I meant PBM!
101 7/17/2019 3:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hello Beda
Only PBM is in Davao.
5th AD air to Signapore(via Tarakan, and Miri)


100 7/17/2019 12:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message File sent, to you for PBM!
99 7/17/2019 12:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message 9 hits => Dutch Reg removed, +1 resource
98 7/17/2019 12:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Intercept, but no reaction.
(17th Army) attacks Tarakan with:
97 7/17/2019 12:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
IDR<=7?
96 7/16/2019 5:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #45: 3 / Operation Sho-Go
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if Combined Fleet HQ, otherwise: 4. Intelligence: Intercept. Bonus: If a Kamikaze attack reaction card is played in conjunction with this card, increase the effect of the Kamikaze reaction card by one additional Allied naval step loss in one battle. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
JP4
OPs
Combined Fleet
Card + HQ...6 activations
Strat Move
1)Tokyo>ED to Truk
2)Nagoya>3AD Air to Signapore
3)Peipang>2AD air to Rangoon

4)2516>17th Inf attacks Tarakan BHA
5)Aparii> 5th AD to Davao>BHA
Aparii ground battle> 9 vs 1; attacking mixed hex offset by Jap air

6)Khota Baru: (25th INf) to Batavia. 1 ASP used 2/4
Note....Dutch air out of supply...no AZOI

95 7/16/2019 3:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message AL3
+++
Pass 1/2

No file sent, to you.
94 7/16/2019 3:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message File sent, to you!
93 7/15/2019 4:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message B. Batavia A/N: 10/1 => (BB Force Z) sunk
92 7/15/2019 4:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
2


Message from Allies:
B. Batavia A/N
JP=10 vs AL=4*
91 7/15/2019 4:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message A. Medan A/N: 11/8 => CA Exeter + CVL Ryujo flip
90 7/15/2019 4:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Allies:
A. Medan A/N
JP=22 vs AL=8
89 7/15/2019 4:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
IDR<=8?
88 7/14/2019 7:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #37: 3 / 1st Convoy Escort Fleet: Escort Organization
Activation: Combined Fleet HQ only Logistic Value: 2 Bonus: The Japanese player places the Escort marker on the game turn track on its +2 side or flips the escort marker to its +4 side if the marker is already in play on its +2 side. See Submarine Warfare for effects of this die roll modifier. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Combined Fleet activate
with card, 5 activations

1)Miri>Mogami and 2SSN to Bangka ;Ryijo to 2114;BHA
2)Bangkok to Jitra; 21 AF; Attacks Medan;BHA
3)Davao:Nachi to Batavia: BHB

BHA 22 A/N vs 3 A/N
BHB 10 A/N vs 4 A/N
87 7/14/2019 6:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message So Burma Road is closed with Fall of Rangoon.
Closed/No Hump
86 7/14/2019 4:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Draw 1/3
85 7/14/2019 4:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #43: 1 / Japanese Army/Navy Dispute
Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivarly is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
AL2
+++
Event
84 7/14/2019 4:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message B. Singapore GR: 36/6 => 8th Aus Div + Malaya HQ removed, (MA Air) escapes to Medan, no loss for you.
83 7/14/2019 4:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Allies:
B. Singapore A/N
JP=18+4 vs AL=6
82 7/14/2019 4:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
B. Singapore A/N
JP=N vs AL=3*
81 7/14/2019 4:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message A. Rangoon A/N: no losses, GR is autowin, +1 resource
80 7/14/2019 4:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
A. Rangoon A/N
JP=N vs AL=4*
79 7/14/2019 9:58:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message So the Koreans Inf will go back to Seoul.
the rest of the turn proceeds
78 7/14/2019 8:51:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Okay on Dacca. I will need to change my
Correction coming.
77 7/14/2019 1:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I'd rather reduce 2nd IN Corps in Dacca than the 1st in Imphal.
15th Army starts in Burma, so efficiency of South HQ Saigon is reduced by 1 (13.79 - 2.).
See you!
76 7/13/2019 11:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #3: 2 / Col. Tsuji, Unit 82: Jungle Warfare
Activate: Any HQ Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Surprise Attack Conditions: Only Japanese ground units may be activated. Bonus: In any ground combat that occurs in a Malaya, Jungle or Mixed terrain hex for the duration of this operation, the final die roll modifier for the Japanese in any ground battles is +4.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
JP2

1)15 Inf, 2108 to Rangoon.BHA
+4 for ground attack
2)Kuantan, 38 INF attacks Signapore.+4

3)Seoul:Kor Inf strat move to Bangkok

4)Hong Kong..reduced 17 Inf to 2517.1 ASP, 6/7
75 7/13/2019 11:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Per Card,
drawing extra card
74 7/13/2019 11:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #21: 3 / Mahatma Gandhi: Worker Strikes in India
Can only be played in reaction to an Offensive activated by the SEAC HQ. Cancels a SEAC HQ offensive and the Allies must reduce one full strength Indian Corps (cannot eliminate a reduced unit, if none available, no additional effect). Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Playing this as a Reaction.
Units return to their starting point.
Reducing Ind 1
73 7/13/2019 4:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 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:
AL1
+++
OPS

SEAC HQ Dacca activates 1+2=3 units:

1) 1st IN Corps Imphal to Mandalay
2-3) 5th + 66th CH Army Kunming to 2007h

File sent, to you!
72 7/13/2019 4:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message My PBM:
CA Exeter to Dacca
(FE Air) to Rangoon
AVG Air to Akyab
71 7/13/2019 12:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message File with losses and PBM sent
70 7/13/2019 9:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message To you for my losses in Singapore + Kwai Bridge North, file sent.
69 7/13/2019 9:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message E. Batavia A/N: 4/1 => no losses
68 7/13/2019 9:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Allies:
E. Batavia A/N
JP=14 vs AL=4
67 7/13/2019 9:29:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message D. Kwai Bridge North GR: 10/9 => both IN Divs flip and retreat to Rangoon, no loss for 15th Army
66 7/13/2019 9:26:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Allies:
D. Kwai Bridge North GR
JP=20-2 vs AL=9
65 7/13/2019 9:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message D. Kwai Bridge North A/N: 16/7 => you have options, no loss for 21AF
64 7/13/2019 9:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Allies:
D. Kwai Bridge North A/N
JP=16 vs AL=13
63 7/13/2019 9:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message C. Manila GR: 27/3 => (US R Corps) with SW Pac HQ removed, +1 resource
62 7/13/2019 9:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Allies:
C. Manila GR
JP=18+2 vs AL=5
61 7/13/2019 9:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message C. Manila A/N: 6* => US R Corps flips
60 7/13/2019 9:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
C. Manila A/N
JP=6* vs AL=N
59 7/13/2019 9:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message B. Kuantan GR is autowin, (3rd IN Corps) removed, +1 resource
58 7/13/2019 9:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message B. Kuantan A/N: 8* => 3rd IN Corps flips
57 7/13/2019 9:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
B. Kuantan A/N
JP=8 vs AL=N
56 7/13/2019 9:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message A. Singapore A/N: 10/11 => you have options, 22AF flips
55 7/13/2019 9:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
8


Message from Allies:
A. Singapore A/N
JP=20 vs AL=11
54 7/13/2019 8:55:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Intercept, SEAC HQ activates 1+3=4 units.
53 7/13/2019 8:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
IDR<=8?
52 7/12/2019 7:59:00 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:
JP1
South Seas HQ
22AF Saigon;to Khota Baru; Battle Hex A; Singapore
20 AN/vs 6A/N

Zuiho>Miri>Hex 2214>Attacks Kuantan; 8 A/N; only hit on critical hit =9

Kuala Lumpur>38 Inf attacks Kuantan BHB
Air Naval> Mountain
18 ground vs 9 ground Plus one net roll on Japanese ground...-3 mountain, +4 naval and air

Davao> Ryujo/ 6AN vs Manila> only roll of 9 for critical hit

Manila> BHC>14 Inf vs R Infantry
18 +2(mixed -2, air and naval +4) vs 10

Hanoi>21 AF to Bangkok; 16 A/N vs 1B;

Ground; BHD(battle hex d)
16 Inf from 2109 to hex 1B
20 ground...depends on reaction...either 20 minus 2...or even...depends on reaction and who wins A/N..vs 6 Ground

Mogami>Miri to Batavia
+2 from card
14 A/N vs 4 A/N(force Z)
51 7/12/2019 5:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message To you for JP1!
50 7/12/2019 5:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 12 to 11
49 7/12/2019 4:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Fortunately..no affect
48 7/12/2019 4:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Just realized...sub warfare roll...my apology
47 7/12/2019 4:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Historical Opening' option.

46 7/12/2019 4:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hello Beda

Reinforcements
(Yamato) and (28 Inf) Rabaul
25th AF Kawjalein

Replacement
to full, 19th Inf Aparii
45 7/10/2019 1:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

44 7/10/2019 1:08:00 PM December 1941 Allies End Turn
43 7/10/2019 1:07:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message My Replacements:

2 ground => lost
5 Air => build 7AF in Guadalcanal and flip 7AF/LRB in Oahu, 2 lost
2 US Naval => flip carriers in Oahu

File sent, to you for R&R.

I won't take Arcadia Conference in first hand.

Have a good Wednesday, Larry!
42 7/10/2019 12:48:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message Turn 2 Reinforcements:

SEAC HQ to Dacca
5AF to Europe (= turn 5)
others to Delayed Box
41 7/10/2019 12:46:00 PM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 4

9
2
1
3


Message from Allies:
Turn 2 Reinforcements, some may be sent to Europe on 0-1:

XI Corps
10AF/LRB
5AF
5AF/LRB
40 7/10/2019 12:44:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message Sorry for the delay - to much work at home and at the Stadtwerke...

My Special ENM:

* 1307 (Columbo): CA Exeter moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2015 (Singapore): [BB Force Z] moves to 2018 (Batavia)
* 2019 (Tjilatjap): CL Dutch moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 2616 (Tarakan): [DD US Asia] moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3727 (Townsville): CA Kent moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)

No changes in National Status and US PW so far, and no attrition in turn 1.
39 7/4/2019 1:41:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message So sending post battle results and PBM
Rather than write every PBM, the log will show.

Over to your for EMS
38 7/4/2019 1:39:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message net roll of 7 means 9 hits on Wake Air unit...it dies
37 7/4/2019 1:38:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
Battle H
Wake
Reduced 24 AF with Tenyru
9 AF +3
36 7/4/2019 1:37:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message Close...no damage
35 7/4/2019 1:37:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
US Asia DD counterattack roll
34 7/4/2019 1:36:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message 6 hits on US Asia DD so it flips and survives
33 7/4/2019 1:35:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
battle G +3
32 7/4/2019 1:35:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message Battle G
Takao vs US Asia DD at Tarakan
12 A/N
+3
31 7/4/2019 1:33:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message Battle F
20 hits sinks US Asia CA
30 7/4/2019 1:32:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Battle F
+3
29 7/4/2019 1:32:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message Battle F
Nagato
20 A/N
+3
28 7/4/2019 1:31:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message Both Allied air units destroyed at Clarks Field
27 7/4/2019 1:30:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Battle E,
+3
26 7/4/2019 1:30:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message Battle E,,Clark Field

43 A/N
+3 Surprise

25 7/4/2019 1:28:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message 1.5 x 9=enough to kill M ground unit in Davao
24 7/4/2019 1:27:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Battle D ground
US unit cant hurt so only this roll
minus 2 mixed, plus 4 naval and air
+2 net to roll
23 7/4/2019 1:25:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message Ground unit M flips
22 7/4/2019 1:24:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Battle D
21 7/4/2019 1:24:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message Battle D Davao

A/N
Ryuho and Nachi=16a/n
+3 on ground unit M
20 7/4/2019 1:22:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message HOng Kong falls,
19 7/4/2019 1:22:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Hong Kong unit can't harm Japs
9units

-2 for mixed hex, +4 for Air and Naval so net +2
18 7/4/2019 1:21:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message 8 hits on Hong Kong Garrison...so unit flips
Now Ground assault Hong Kong
17 7/4/2019 1:20:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Battle C
Zuhio A/N HOng kong

+3 surprise
16 7/4/2019 1:18:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message No affect
for Force Z
15 7/4/2019 1:18:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
Force Z roll
14 7/4/2019 1:17:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message .5 x 25, so 12 hits..Force Z flips


13 7/4/2019 1:16:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
Battle B
Against force Z
Mogami and Kongo
25 AF
+3 for surprise
12 7/4/2019 1:15:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message MA air no affect
11 7/4/2019 1:14:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
No affect to MA Now counterattack
10 7/4/2019 1:13:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
battle A
22AF Saigon attacks Signapore MA
11 AF(half strength)
+3 for Surprise
9 7/4/2019 1:12:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #2: 3 / IAI-Operation No.1: Conquest of SE Asia
Activate: Any units within range of any Japanese HQ. Logistic Value: 20 +6 Total HQ Efficiency Intelligence: Surprise Attack Condtions: A total of 26 units may be activated. If a Japanese naval unit enters a Malaysian coastal hex, Force Z is placed in that hex during reaction movement. (If choice, Allied chooses). No Allied air ZOI during this Offensive, but if not in a battle hex automatically participates in one battle within range. May only Amphibious Assault hexes that are within 5 contiguous water hexes of a Japanese controlled port. AA to Manila/Singapore requires naval escort and each naval unit loses one step prior to battle. May only be played as an event as the second card of the December 1941 game turn. Remove after playing as an event.

OC: 0 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
file sent..will resolve battles now.
8 7/2/2019 5:01:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message To you for PBM, file sent.
7 7/2/2019 4:59:00 PM December 1941 Allies Change US Political Will From 0 to 8
6 7/2/2019 2:19:00 AM December 1941 Allies Message File will come this evening (Pacific Time Zone).
:-)
5 7/2/2019 2:17:00 AM December 1941 Allies Message Hello Larry, sorry for the delay!
I couldn't open your last file and so will prepare a new one with assorted cards.
I hope you're well.
See you!
4 6/26/2019 3:28:00 PM December 1941 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
+3 Surprise attack

36AF
3 6/26/2019 3:25:00 PM December 1941 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #1: 3 / Operation Z: Attack on Pearl Harbor
Activate: Hex 3705: CV Akagi, CV Soryu, CV Shokaku, and BB Hiei. Intelligence: Surprise Attack Condtions: These 4 naval units cannot be activated again during this game turn. Naval units may move 18 hexes. Must declare hex 5808 (Oahu) a Battle hex. Allied player does not roll during the AIr Naval Combat Segment and units defend at 1/2 strength. US Political Will marker is moved +8. The US CVs in hexes 5410/5609 cannot be attacked and must conduct post battle movement to 5808. May only be played as an event as the first card of the December 1941 game turn. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 0 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Kido Butai to hex 5507

Surprise
36AF

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