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316 9/7/2019 5:11:00 PM Master ID = 19085 Game Deleted
315 9/7/2019 5:10:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message A Partisan in Crete!
Yeah, that there would probably ensure I can't play TK. I don't know enough about the game but I think it's fair to say that if AX doesn't get the AV, no TK = AX loss.

I hate backing out of games but I am always one to call it when the writing's on the wall. Third time's a charm...

I'll set the other one up. You have to delete our first game BTW.
314 9/7/2019 5:07:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message sure, I'm up for the rematch

I didn't have much of a hand either - having Stalin around certainly helped with making Stavka useful. But also had US Buildup and Partisans (which I like to play to put Partisan in Crete - VP that the Axis can't get back). One other 4 and a 2.
313 9/7/2019 5:03:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message Yuck...now my map is messed up...

I think I might bight the bullet and resign Michael, and let you play the Axis (if you're up to another) to "show me how it's done."

My hand this turn (not a single 4 or 5 in my 5-card hand, and two 2s) isn't going to help me break the line. Next turn I might, but I also have a couple must play events to get in.
312 9/7/2019 5:00:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message I moved a front to Kharkov in msg 267 (listed as KAL, but I accidentally switched with BRY on my map. I've been referring to the one that went to Valdai as KAL [now in Leningrad]). So should have BRY in Kharkov
311 9/7/2019 4:44:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message So to clarify:

(GE11) in Kremenchug
PZ3 in Poltava
PZ2 in Kharkov
310 9/7/2019 4:41:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Change Victory Points +1: from 11 to 12
Message from Axis:
Kharkov
309 9/7/2019 4:41:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message Heck with it - PZ2 will go all the way to Kharkov
308 9/7/2019 4:35:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message PZ3 advances to Poltava via Konotop

OOS threats
307 9/7/2019 4:22:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message we both hit
6/3
WES replaced by SUa (4) which retreats Kharkov-Kursk
GE11 flips
advance?
306 9/7/2019 4:20:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Allied:
lol - true

Poltava
GE 15L
SU 3L
305 9/7/2019 4:14:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message I will say your 50/50 chance of flipping me on 3L is matched with irony at my typical failure to roll a LF of 6 on the 15L column (50/50) :-)

T6AX2

1-OP:

Kremenchug - attack Poltava (12L vs 3L)
304 9/7/2019 4:11:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message I have KAL in Kursh and BRY in Valdai - doesn't matter much though, but BRY now in Leningrad
303 9/7/2019 4:06:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message yeah, Axis success is either driven by maneuver, or just killing Soviets without taking losses
302 9/7/2019 4:05:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #3: 2 / Stavka
Cancels any Soviet Orders for this turn

Message from Allied:
ops/event with Stalin in Moscow
remove SF (nice placement though)

M Moscow CAU to Vyazma, VOR to Valdai
M Valdai KAL and STE to Leningrad (just to be annoying!)
301 9/7/2019 4:03:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message Yeah, your defense on 3L has been bad - but otherwise luck has swung more to the Allies. Of course, your skill has a bigger part to play.

Nice to see me FINALLY kill a front or two in combat. I really think the Germans need to do that in the first few turns for a successful campaign against Moscow and beyond.
300 9/7/2019 4:01:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message 6/2 (I've only hit you three times on the 3L column in 11 tries - including one hit first turn due to Zhukov)

LEN replaced by SUa (5) which flips to hold
299 9/7/2019 3:58:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Allied:
Leningrad
GE 9L
SU 3L
298 9/7/2019 3:57:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 to replenish hand to 5 cards.
297 9/7/2019 3:56:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message Actually, 9L vs 3L as Leningrad is also Urban
296 9/7/2019 3:54:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #12: 3 / Nordlicht
Axis units may attack Leningrad. Axis unit may only attack Leningrad this round. PREREQ: May not be played during Spring Thaw.

Message from Axis:
T6AX1

Event + 3 OPs:

Benghazi - ITc to El Agheila

Pskov - PZ1, PZ4 to Luga

Luga - attack Leningrad (12L vs 3L)
295 9/7/2019 3:51:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message Stalin Orders:

SF on Dnep, Nikopol, Poltava
294 9/7/2019 3:50:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from Axis:
T6 Orders:

AX
AL
293 9/7/2019 3:49:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 to replenish hand to 5 cards.
292 9/7/2019 3:49:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis End Turn
291 9/7/2019 3:48:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message correct on 5-card hands

holding 1
290 9/7/2019 3:46:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message RPs:
4 SU: flip DON Kursk, LEN Leningrad; build CAU Moscow
289 9/7/2019 3:46:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message Reminder - 5-card hand for each of us next turn
288 9/7/2019 3:45:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message I have 1 more GE RP, OOPS...

Build (GE16) in Warsaw
287 9/7/2019 3:44:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message T5 AX RPs:

AX (2):
Flip (HU2) in Kiev
ITc to RB (1,0)
FULL

GE (4):
Flip (GE6) in Luga
Flip (GE2) in Kirovograd
Flip (GEc) in Agedabia
(PZc) to RB (3,1)

286 9/7/2019 3:41:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Discard Strategy card Message from Axis:
285 9/7/2019 3:39:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #17: 2 / Zhukov
"+1DRM" for Su Offensive or Def fire.

Message from Allied:
C Gazala autokill Torbruk ITc, no advance
M Buq Buq CWc to Mechilli
284 9/7/2019 1:56:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message ...via Novgorod...
283 9/7/2019 1:55:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message Send (GE6) to Luga instead
282 9/7/2019 1:55:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #24: 3 / German Reinforcements
Place 1 PzC & 1 SS PzC ==> RB

Message from Axis:
T5AX6

3 OPs:

Mechili - ITm to El Agheila

Kholm - (GE6) to VL

Cherkassi - GE11 to Kremenchug

AX ends the turn on a whimper...
281 9/7/2019 1:48:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message DES and BRc advance to Gazala
280 9/7/2019 1:39:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message Another annihilation - 5/1 AL win

Eliminate PZc, flip GEc

(GEc) retreats to Agedabia via Mechili

Advance?
279 9/7/2019 1:38:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from Axis:
Gazala:

AL on 6L
AX on 5S
278 9/7/2019 1:15:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message second thought, leave WES in Poltava
277 9/7/2019 1:14:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #22: 5 / Operation Uranus
"+1DRM" for all Su attack this round. PREREQ: May NOT play during Spring Thaw

Message from Allied:
M Novgorod SUa to TV
M Rzhev STE to Valdai
M Poltava NW to Nikopol, STA to Dnep, WES to Kharkov
C Hellfire Pass vs Gazala, 6L vs 5s
M Mersa Mutrah CWc to Bir Hacheim
276 9/7/2019 1:08:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message 6/4
GE2 flips
CAU replaced by SUa (6)
[SUa] removed to hold
275 9/7/2019 1:06:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Allied:
Nikopol
GE 12L
SU 9L
274 9/7/2019 11:35:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #19: 3 / Luftwaffe Supply
Place Luftwaffe supply marker on any OOS axis units in 1 space. Units in that space are in limited supply this turn for defensive & attrition only.

Message from Axis:
T5AX5

3 OPs:

Dvinsk - (GE6) to Kholm via Vitebsk

Tarnopol - GE11 to Cherkassi

Kirovograd - attack Nikopol (12L vs 9L)
273 9/7/2019 11:30:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #21: 4 / British Reinforcements
Replace Desert Army (must be on map in full supply) w 8th Army. Remove Desert Army from play. PREREQ: Play any turn following the turn US Build-up is played. Desert Army (5) must be in play

Replacement points: BR: 2, US: 2, SU: 4

Message from Allied:
RPs
272 9/7/2019 8:14:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message Change my SR order:

Tobruk - GEc, PZc to Gazala

Gazala - ITc to Benghazi

Bir Hacheim - ITm to Mechili

ITc stays in Tobruk to await its destiny
271 9/7/2019 8:10:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message Same card, but I will use as SRs to negate the OPs cost for this move...

Tobruk - ITc to Crete, GEc & PZc to Gazala

Bir Hascheim - ITm to Mechili

You have made me realize (I kinda did already) that a campaign to take Tobruk is kind of futile without PZAA and full supply. Of course, ultimately it may be futile anyway, but it makes AL spend OPs...

Anyway, your ball.
270 9/6/2019 9:29:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message Going to have to revise that, might be a bit....

269 9/6/2019 9:23:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #2: 4 / Von Paulus Pause
Axis places 4 Combat markers in any axis ocupied spaces (include. Multi-nationality spaces). Cancels Su Trench No Retreat option this round. Axis must take 2x 1 OPS rounds on Turn 2. Cancels Winter 42 effects. PREREQ: Play on Turn 1 only. May not play if Barbarossa has been played.

Message from Axis:
T5AX4

4 OPs:

Bir Hasheim - ITm to El Agheila

Gazala - ITc to Agedabia

Dvinsk - (GE6) to Kholm via Vitebsk

Kirovograd - attack Nikopol (12L vs 9L)
268 9/6/2019 9:15:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message I also missed an AX RP - flip (ITc) in Tripoli (don't know how it was flipped, probably an accident on my map - but just in case)
267 9/6/2019 8:55:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message Thanks, of course pleasure playing with you as well.

Revised move:
M Luga [LEN] to Leningrad
M Narva SUa to Novgorod
M Tula BRY to Valdai, KAL to Kharkov
M Buq Buq DES and BRc to Hellfire Pass via Sidi Suleiman (MO complete)
266 9/6/2019 8:46:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message WES whole in Poltava
SU RB = (7,0)

PZ2 and PZ3 both advance to Kremenchug

To you to revise your move
265 9/6/2019 8:44:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message Of course, it's a friendly game among wargaming pals - no problem, else I would not have mentioned it :-)
264 9/6/2019 8:42:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message I'm ok with you adjusting advance if I can adjust RP. Must have missed flipping WES at the time.
263 9/6/2019 8:35:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message We are a few action rounds beyond that, but did you want to change your RPs?
Obviously as well, I wouldn't have advanced that far if you were on the 9L.

262 9/6/2019 8:34:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message wouldn't have built the [SUa]s if I had a flipped front. But yes, proceed with full fronts only; 6 vs 5
261 9/6/2019 7:21:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message WES is flipped in message #211, so you are on 6L - proceed?
260 9/6/2019 5:42:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #1: 4 / Torch
Beachheads: Allied/US K-L,S. [BR1A], 2xUS Corps. PREREQ: US Build-Up. May not play after Sledgehammer

Message from Allied:
M Luga [LEN] to Leningrad
M Narva SUa to Novgorod
M Tula BRY to Valdai, KAL to Kursk
C Poltava vs Konotop, 9L vs 5L
259 9/6/2019 7:17:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message PZ1, PZ4, GE6 advance to Pskov
PZ3 advances to Konotop
PZ2 advances to Chernigov
258 9/6/2019 12:21:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Message 5/2 - I still having problems hitting you back
DON flips, retreats Konotop-Kursk
HU2 flips
advance?
257 9/6/2019 12:20:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Allied:
Chernigov
GE 9L
SU 3L
256 9/6/2019 12:19:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Message 4/2 GE victory
LEN flips, retreats to Luga via Narva
advance?
255 9/6/2019 12:17:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
2


Message from Allied:
nice move

Pskov
GE 12L
SU 3L
254 9/4/2019 5:55:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message GE6 is also flipped
253 9/4/2019 5:54:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message Change part of the advance from Warsaw:

GEc to Pinsk
GE6 to Dvinsk
252 9/4/2019 5:52:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #21: 5 / Herkules
Place an Axis control marker on Malta. May trace full supply by sea to Tripoli/Tunis. PREREQ: May not be played if Allied units are in Benghazi or Algiers.

Message from Axis:
T5AX3

5 OPs:

Warsaw - PZ4 to Riga via Dvinsk; GEc to Kaunas; GE6 to Minsk

Smolensk - PZ2, PZ3 to Kiev

Kaunas - PZ1 to Riga via Tallinn

Riga - attack Pskov (12L vs 3L)

Kiev - attack Chernigov (9L vs 3L)
251 9/4/2019 4:28:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message Correct - it has loss priority, but hasnít had to take any yet.
250 9/4/2019 4:13:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message Skimming through the rules to refresh on the many exceptions. Looks like SW mech has to take the first loss if possible when attacking. I think it only attacked one time where LF to you was only 2?
249 9/4/2019 10:00:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Message No change, Bombs away!
248 9/4/2019 9:22:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message Bomber command can have other negative effects...I played a game once where I couldn't get HTC off in time!
247 9/4/2019 9:22:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message Let me know of course if you want to revise your AL2
246 9/4/2019 9:21:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #15: 3 / Wolfpacks
Allied hand size reduced by 2 for the next draw phase. PREREQ: May not be played after ASW Victory.

Message from Axis:
T5AX2 revised:

Would play this even if you play Bomber Command. Let's lesson the chance of US buildup getting into your hand, if it isn't there already.
245 9/4/2019 9:20:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Return Strategy card to hand #21: 5 / Herkules

Message from Axis:
244 9/4/2019 9:20:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Return Strategy card to hand #21: 5 / Herkules

Message from Axis:
243 9/4/2019 9:19:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Move permanently removed Strategy card to discard pile #21: 5 / Herkules

Message from Axis:
I'm not so much worried about the winter vp penalty as I am about VP in general right now!

But, you're right. And I have luftwaffe supply and Italian Navy as well that can help for a turn in NA...
242 9/4/2019 9:18:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #12: 3 / Bomber Command
Axis hand cap reduce by 2 for the next draw phase. PREREQ: Prior to Fall 44 maybe played as an event in Allied action rounds 1-5 only.

Message from Allied:
Assuming you keep that play, this for event - anything to slow you down while the allies mobilize...
241 9/4/2019 9:16:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Message And true, wouldnít wait for it to come around again to play for event. Just thought you were playing solely to help for potential winter VP.
240 9/4/2019 9:14:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Message Can be useful for reasons stated, but makes a bigger difference with PZAA in Africa, IMO. Happy to see how it plays out. I canít recall ever playing it for the event, as I like the 5op card for attacking Soviets.
239 9/4/2019 9:09:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message Let's talk about Herkules a minute. Bill Pettus played that on me and saved North Africa. It can really help me move stuff for cheaper, even if it is giving up a 5 ops card. Problem is if I don't play it now I won't get it back until after you've likely played Torch. Thoughts on the card in general?

I may revise after hearing what you have to say :-)
238 9/4/2019 9:07:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Message I canít remember enough about how the long game develops to be sure on continuing. Letís see if you can get TK. You have rebuilt a bunch, and the GE army can still pack a punch.

I donít think Herkules was a good choice for event before getting PZAA - how likely are you to keep Tobruk through next winter with DES already on board? Care to adjust?
237 9/4/2019 9:04:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Change Victory Points -1: from 12 to 11
Message from Axis:
In message 165 I already added the VP for the missed MO
236 9/4/2019 9:01:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #21: 5 / Herkules
Place an Axis control marker on Malta. May trace full supply by sea to Tripoli/Tunis. PREREQ: May not be played if Allied units are in Benghazi or Algiers.

Message from Axis:
Assuming you think we still have a game...

T2AX2

Event
235 9/4/2019 9:01:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Change Victory Points +1: from 11 to 12
Message from Allied:
Missed AL MO
234 9/4/2019 9:00:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message That may seal my fate. I was hoping for HDW at least next turn and FDR buried...

Think this is worth continuing?

Forgot about the PZ steps but remembered on the way to work. Bring back one of the GEc full instead. RB (2,2)
233 9/4/2019 8:56:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #6: 4 / FDR Declares War
Maybe played after Summer 41. US Enters the war. Allow play of US Build-Up.

NOTE: US enters the war. Total War cards will be added at the end of Winter 1943.

Message from Allied:
Got lucky and wasnít on bottom of deck.
232 9/4/2019 8:55:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Message Youíre limited to 2 pz steps to replace before TK. Let me know how you wish to adjust RPs.
231 9/4/2019 8:50:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
230 9/4/2019 7:15:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #14: 5 / Fall Blau
Axis places 5 Combat markers in any axis ocupied spaces (include. Multi-nationality spaces). +1DRM for all attack vs. Su this round. Allows Axis attack Stalingrad, Maikop, Armavir. PREREQ: May play after Hitler Takes Command.

Replacement points: GE: 4, AX: 2

Message from Axis:
T5AX1

RPs
229 9/4/2019 7:12:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Change Victory Points -3: from 14 to 11
Message from Axis:
Orel reclaimed, and -2 VP penalty for Winter 42
228 9/4/2019 7:11:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message AL MO
227 9/4/2019 7:11:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
2


Message from Axis:
T5 Orders:

AX
AL
226 9/4/2019 7:11:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 to replenish hand to 7 cards.NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
225 9/4/2019 7:11:00 AM Winter 1942 Axis End Turn
224 9/4/2019 7:10:00 AM Winter 1942 Axis Message Adjustment - instead, place (PZc) and 3x (GEc) to RB

PZc = (3,1)
GEc = (1,3)
223 9/4/2019 7:09:00 AM Winter 1942 Axis Message T4 AX RPs:

AX (2):
Flip (ITc) in Gazala
FULL

GE (7):
Flip (GE2) in Kirovograd
Flip (PZ2) in Kaunas
Flip (PZ4) in Warsaw
Flip (GE11) in Tarnopol
Build (GE6) in Warsaw
2x GEc to RB (3,0)
222 9/4/2019 6:58:00 AM Winter 1942 Axis Discard Strategy card Message from Axis:
221 9/3/2019 10:52:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message RPs:
2 BR: flip CWc hellfire pass, full
5 SU: flip SOU Dnep, CAU Nikopol; build BRY Tula, 2x[SUa] RB (7,2)

holding 1
220 9/3/2019 10:48:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message T1 Dnep
219 9/3/2019 10:48:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allied:
Dnep
218 9/3/2019 10:47:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message 1OP
M Dnep SWm and [SUa] to Nikopol via Kremenchug (SF removed); [SOU] digs
217 9/3/2019 7:00:00 AM Winter 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #15: 3 / Wolfpacks
Allied hand size reduced by 2 for the next draw phase. PREREQ: May not be played after ASW Victory.

Replacement points: GE: 2, AX: 1

Message from Axis:
T4AX6

I will need every man...

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