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373 11/12/2019 3:37:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Sorry Sean, didn't explain my thoughts
I think the unit that came in on amphibious assault returns home unscathed as i won the A/N battle
That leaves one unit - my roll gave 2x strength to 38 so eliminated your defending ground unit, i didnt use a critical to get rid of it...
So i think you end up with a unit back in Madras, check whether you agree, then i will do a cleanup
372 11/10/2019 8:56:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message File up and back to you

371 11/10/2019 8:55:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message PBM complete.

Critical hits don't apply in ground combat. I actually end up in worse shape though because of retreat rules and stacking.

370 11/10/2019 2:40:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message my PBM
none they stay where they are and i will get the CVL back from before
your PBM
file done
369 11/10/2019 2:39:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message so Allies unit elim
368 11/10/2019 2:38:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
9


Message from Japanese:
BHD
Ground
I think the 4 Aus unit has to retreat as Axis won the air naval battle
Allies: 20 +0drm
Axis: 19 +0drm
Allies roll first
Axis roll second
367 11/10/2019 2:33:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message indomitable sunk

366 11/10/2019 2:32:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
7


Message from Japanese:
BHB
A/N
Allies: 10 +0drm
Axis: 30 +0drm
Allies roll first
Axis roll second
365 11/10/2019 2:31:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message BHC no result
364 11/10/2019 2:31:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
BHC
Allies: 4 +3drm

Allies roll first

363 11/10/2019 2:31:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message BHB
Axis reduce Allied air unit
362 11/10/2019 2:30:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Japanese:
BHB
Allies: 4 +3drm
Axis: 10 +0drm
Allies roll first
Axis roll second
361 11/10/2019 2:29:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message BHA
no damage
360 11/10/2019 2:28:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Japanese:
BHA
A/N
Allies: 4 +3drm
Axis: 16 +0drm
Allies roll first
Axis roll second
359 11/10/2019 2:27:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message activate South HQ for 4 units
22AF to Ledo
28AF to Ledo
27AF to Ledo


358 11/10/2019 2:20:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
intel roll dr
need 7

357 11/9/2019 8:34:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #36: 3 / Operation Cherry Blossom: Bougainville Landing
Activate: Any HQ. Logistics Value: 5 Arleigh Burke: US CA naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Play as event. Activate SEAC for 1+5=6 activations

At Madras activate 10th AF LRB
At Calcutta activate 14th AF LRB and SEAC LRB.
At Madras activate 33rd British Corps
At Calcutta activate 4th Aus Corps
At Calcutta activate CV Indomitable

10th AF LRB attacks Rangoon - BHA
14th AF LRB attacks Mandalay - BHB
SEAC LRB attacks Akyab - BHC

33rd British Corps, 4th Aus Corps, and CV Indomitable move to and attack Dacca - BHD

File up and back to you.

And replace your CVL Amagi at Kure if you wish.

356 11/9/2019 6:20:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message will use a pass
back to you
file done

355 11/9/2019 11:05:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message You can replace your CVL and go ahead with your turn then. My PBM remains the same.


354 11/9/2019 12:07:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message so the battle doesnt happen

glad to hear your wife is doing well
353 11/9/2019 12:06:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
ok, if alright with you, then i will roll the special reaction intel roll dr here

if it passes then just use the log already done, otherwise the battle will be cancelled i think
352 11/7/2019 4:07:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message PBM complete.

Don't forget that there was no battle hex declared at Samar/Leyte. A special reaction die roll is required for you to create it as a battle hex. You can do that because it is in one of your ZOIs. If that succeeds then you can roll to react or play a reaction card.

Appreciate your patience while I was spending so much time tending to the wife. She is getting better so I get to pay attention to games again.

File up and back to you.


351 11/4/2019 2:26:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message file done
350 11/4/2019 2:23:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message no hits on Allies
only 2 steps on Japs due to number of air units, and due to CVL in fleet can elect to sink it instead of hit on CV

349 11/4/2019 2:21:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
0


Message from Japanese:
BHA
A/N
Allies: 40 +3drm
Axis: 36 +0drm
Allies roll first
Axis roll second
348 11/4/2019 2:09:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Activate Comb Fleet HQ for 4 units
Junyo, Taiho, Amagi to 3111
22AF
BHA 3014
347 11/4/2019 1:55:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
intel roll dr
need 6
346 11/3/2019 12:53:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #64: 2 / Tradewind Taskforce: Morotai Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Play as event. Activate SW Pac for 2+4=6 activations

At Sarong activate 6th MarDiv
At Palau activate BB New York and 2nd MarDiv
At Darwin activate CVL Belleau Wood
At Balikpapan activate CV Shangri La
At Davao activate 3rd MAW

Move CVL Belleau Wood to Balikpapan
Move CV Shangri La to 3215 to cover landing at Leyte
Move 6th MarDiv to Vogelkop
Move BB New York and 2nd MarDiv to Leyte for invasion
3rd MAW at Davao to support Leyte landing

1 ASP used

File up and back to you
345 11/3/2019 8:29:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

344 11/3/2019 5:16:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message over to you for first card
file done

343 11/3/2019 5:15:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

342 11/3/2019 5:12:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
strat bombing dr

341 11/3/2019 5:10:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
Sub warfare dr
340 11/2/2019 10:33:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message Forgot the Commonwealth naval replacement. I'll add that to the CV at Calcutta next logfile

339 11/2/2019 10:32:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message Allied replacements complete.

Back to you

338 11/2/2019 9:58:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Axis reinforcements done
File done
337 11/2/2019 10:14:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message Allied reinforcements placed.

File up and back to you

336 11/2/2019 10:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies End Turn
335 11/2/2019 9:51:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Play card into FO queue
334 11/2/2019 9:51:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #53: 3 / Operation Forager II: Invasion of Saipan and Tinian

Message from Allies:
So much for surprise.
333 11/2/2019 9:50:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #53: 3 / Operation Forager II: Invasion of Saipan and Tinian
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Play card into FO queue

Starting end of turn process.
332 11/2/2019 3:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #82: 3 / Indian Worker's Strike
Move the India Status marker one box toward India Revolts, if already in India Revolts box there is no additional effect. Bonus: The Allies lose 1 ground replacement step next game turn and any other ground replacement steps available during the next game turn can only be used for non-Commonwealth ground units.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
make india unhappier
331 11/1/2019 7:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Hi Ivan -

SEAC offensive placed back in original locations.

File up and back to you.

330 11/1/2019 3:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
from Gandhi card
329 11/1/2019 3:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 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:
Cancel offensive
and draw a card
328 10/31/2019 11:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #19: 2 / Anakim Operation: Burma Offensive
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: Only ground and air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Play as event. Activate SEAC for 1+3=4 activations

At Calcutta activate BB Warspite and 14th AF Tac. Move BB to Dacca. Both attack Dacca - BHA

At Calcutta activate SEAC Tac - attack Mandalay - BHB

At Calcutta activate 14th AF LRB - attack Rangoon - BHC
327 10/31/2019 2:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
play into FOC
326 10/28/2019 11:01:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message PBM complete
File up and back to you

325 10/28/2019 3:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
from the strategy card
324 10/28/2019 3:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message pbm in file
back to you for pbm and hits decision
323 10/28/2019 3:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message you get 22 hits, maybe reduce both carriers? your choice
i have 53 hits
with 3 air capable units i will reduce the other 2 carriers for 24 and then sink one with the third hit - the Essex for total of 40 hits

322 10/28/2019 3:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Japanese:
BHA
A/N
Allies: 44 +3drm
Axis: 53 +0drm

Allies roll first
Axis roll second
321 10/28/2019 3:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #62: 2 / Kamikaze Attack
Play prior to one battle of the Offensive that is within 11 hexes of Tokyo (3706) and within extended range of a Japanese air unit. The Japanese player eliminates two Allied naval steps (Japanese player's choice, may not eliminate a unit unless there is no other option), while reducing the Japanese air unit whose range was used one step (even if this would eliminate the air unit). No more than one Kamikaze per battle, but more than one Kamikaze per offensive is allowed. Draw One Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Will reduce both Hancock and Essex using air unit in Iwo Jima, thereby reducing it
320 10/28/2019 3:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Will activate Comb Fleet HQ for 4 units
Taiho
Nagato
Junyo
Mogami
319 10/28/2019 3:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
intelligence roll dr
318 10/25/2019 8:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #83: 2 / China Offensive: Battle for Central Honan
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:
play as operations

Activate SW Pac for 2+2=4 activations

At Palau activate CV Bunker Hill and CV Essex
At Ulithi activate CV Hancock and CVL San Jacinto

All move to 3614 and attack Saipan - BHA

file up and back to you
317 10/25/2019 6:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message file done
316 10/25/2019 6:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #10: 3 / 2nd Operational Phase: Solomon Island Expansion
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: May only be played as an event if the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker is on its Strategic Agreement side.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
use South HQ for 4 activations
35 Army to Rangoon
25 Army to Manila - use ASP
11AD to Tarakan
waste last point
315 10/25/2019 11:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message File up and back to you

314 10/25/2019 11:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
7


Message from Allies:
Air naval at Kwajalein is an auto-reduce.

Ground combat

Allies 8 factors +4 DRM defends at half strength.
IJN 2 factors +3 DRM




313 10/25/2019 3:42:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message failed again
back to you to roll out
312 10/25/2019 3:41:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
intelligence roll dr
311 10/23/2019 9:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message 1 ASP used I forgot to mark.

File up and back to you

310 10/23/2019 9:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 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:
Play as operations

Activate C Pac for 3+2=5 activations

At Eniwetok activate MarBgde, BB Mass, CV Hancock, CVL Bataan, and CVE Casablanca

BB Mass and MarBgde land at Kwajalein - BHA - and CVs support invasion from range.

309 10/23/2019 3:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message success and file done
back to you
308 10/23/2019 3:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
Divisions in China 5, no mods from Hump or air units in China

need 5 or less
307 10/23/2019 3:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Operations #28: 3 / Big Tokyo Express Operation: Battle of Cape Esperance
Acitvation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only one ground unit (of any size) may be activated. Bonus: Place the Tokyo Express marker in any Japanese controlled hex. See Emergency Supply Routes for the use of this marker.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Play from FOQ to conduct China OC Offensive
306 10/21/2019 10:01:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message PBM complete

File up and back to you

305 10/21/2019 9:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Allies:
BHD air naval

Allied 38 factors +6 DRM surprise
IJN 14 factors


304 10/21/2019 9:54:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from Allies:
BHC air naval

Allied 7 factors +3 DRM surprise
IJN 61 factors


303 10/21/2019 9:50:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from Allies:
BHB - air naval no effect due to last step

BHB ground combat

Allies 4 factors +4 DRM
IJN 2 factors +3 DRM


302 10/21/2019 9:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Allies:
BHA air/naval

Allies 8 factors +6 DRM - surprise
Japan 23 factors


301 10/20/2019 4:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message not sure if you mislabelled one battle
please check
file done
300 10/20/2019 4:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Allies elim both Axis units

299 10/20/2019 4:14:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
4


Message from Japanese:
BHA
Allies: 38 +3drm
Axis: 14 +0drm
Allies roll first
Axis roll second
298 10/20/2019 4:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Miss sunk
297 10/20/2019 4:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
9


Message from Japanese:
BHA
Allies: 7 +0drm
Axis: 61 +0drm
Allies roll first
Axis roll second
296 10/20/2019 4:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Allies reduce Nagato
Axis reduce Bataan
295 10/20/2019 4:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
1


Message from Japanese:
BHB
Allies: 16 +3drm
Axis: 45 +0drm
Allies roll first
Axis roll second
294 10/20/2019 12:54:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message BHA
8 hits vs Axis, no result
16 hits vs Allies, reduce air unit
293 10/20/2019 12:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from Japanese:
BHA
Allies: 8 +3drm
Axis: 31 +0drm
Allies roll first
Axis roll second
292 10/20/2019 12:51:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message activate comb fleet for 5 units
all in Kure plus air in saipan
air in saipan goes to admiral is
navy goes to BHB


291 10/20/2019 12:45:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
intelligence roll
290 10/18/2019 10:41:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #37: 3 / Operation Galvanic: Gilbert Islands Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Conditions: Only one ground unit (any size) may be activated during this Offensive. Banzai Charge: For the duration of this Offensive if ground combat occurs in a one hex island, the Allies add 2 to their ground combat die roll.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Play as event

Activate SW Pac for 2+6=8 activations

At Gili Gili activate 2nd MAW, move to Buna, attack Rabaul - BHA

At Eniwetok activate Bataan and Casablanca. At Nauru activate SF Bgde.
Move to Wake - BHB

At Eniwetok activate BB Miss. Move to and attack Truk - BHC

At Eniwetok activate Hancock, Enterprise, and BB Mass. Move to and attack Kwajalein - BHD

1 ASP used. File up and back to you
289 10/16/2019 2:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #30: 3 / Flight Instructors: Japanese Improve Training and Maintenance.
3 Air Replacements: The Japanese player receives 3 air replacement steps that may be used immediately or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
will use immediately
file done
288 10/15/2019 9:00:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
per card play
287 10/15/2019 9:00:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #2: 1 / Imperial HQ Debate: Japanese Inter-Service rivalry
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:
Play as event

file up and back to you
286 10/15/2019 4:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message back to you
285 10/15/2019 4:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #21: 3 / Mahatma Gandhi: Worker Strikes in India

Message from Japanese:
card put back into hand
284 10/15/2019 4:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Discard Strategy card #85: 2 / Battle of Kolombangara
OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
card discarded
283 10/15/2019 4:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #67: 2 / Japanese Army/Navy: Central Agreement
This event ends a Japanese inter-service rivalry. Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. Bonus: If this card is played as an event, the Japanese have the option to discard a card of their choice and re-place it with any card from the discard pile (not those removed from play).

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
will play the event
282 10/14/2019 8:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message 23 hits

14th Army flipped

file up and back to you

281 10/14/2019 8:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
BHC air bombardment

Allies 23 factors +6 DRM surprise


280 10/14/2019 8:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from Allies:
BHB

Allied 4 factors +6 DRM surprise
IJA - 10 factors


279 10/14/2019 8:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
2


Message from Allies:
BHA -

US 4 factors +6 DRM surprise
IJN - 16 factors


278 10/14/2019 5:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message failed to spot the offensive
over to you to resolve
277 10/14/2019 5:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
try to see this coming
276 10/12/2019 11:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Forgot to give the details.

Activate SEAC for 1+6=7 activations

At Calcutta activate 14th TAF Tac and LRB, and 10th AF
At Madras activate SEAC Tac and LRB

Move SEAC Tac and LRB to Calcutta

10th AF LRB attacks Rangoon - BHA
14th AF LRB attacks Mandalay - BHB
SEAC Tac, LRB, and 14th AF Tac attack Dacca - BHC

File up and back to you for reaction

275 10/12/2019 11:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #31: 3 / Black Day: US New Guinea Air Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air units may be activated.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
274 10/12/2019 1:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message i will use my pass, back to you

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