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64 9/20/2019 8:26:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Emergency air move:
1919: [Dut Air] moves to 2015 (Singapore)

63 9/19/2019 4:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hi Brian,
Yeah, my DB client did not post it for some reason. Sorry about that.

The file is there now.

my best,
Mark
62 9/19/2019 8:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I don't see a new log file out in Dropbox. The most recent file I see is "T2-015-A4-J5.vlog". Maybe things haven't synched up yet?
61 9/19/2019 2:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I am going to be AFV (away from VASSAL) from tomorrow evening through Sunday night to go have some alternate fun...
60 9/19/2019 1:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Of course I lost my head there. There is no advance in this game (too much PoG going in parallel), so both Japanese units are in Tjil.

Allies have [Dut Air] to Emergency Air move.
59 9/19/2019 1:55:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Japan, net 2, .5x, 13 hits. Flips Dutch J XX
Allies, 2x, 12 hits, not enough to damage the Full Strength Kor XXXX.

Japan wins Ground battle with 1 step vs. 0 step.

[Dutch J XX] retreated to 1918.
Kor XXXX advances.

PBM - 25AF returns to Kuala Lumpur
58 9/19/2019 1:52:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
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Message from Japanese:
No joy.

Ground Battle:
dr1: Japan 27 @-2 Mixed
dr2: Allies 6 @+0
57 9/19/2019 1:51:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
1x, 10 hits, Dutch Air flips.

It gets a pot-shot back... 4 @+0
56 9/19/2019 1:50:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Air/Nav at Tjil
dr1: Japan 10 @+3 (Surprise!)
55 9/19/2019 1:49:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I wish you would save up some of this high rolls for OPS where I need to be more stealthy.... ;-)
54 9/18/2019 8:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Apparently, the Allies have adopted a strategy of "ignorance is bliss". Intel failed. Proceed.
53 9/18/2019 8:01:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Intel die roll: OC = 4
52 9/18/2019 1:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #13: 2 / JN 25 Code Change: May 28, 1942
Intelligence: Intercept Conditions: May be played after an intelligence die roll, but not after the play of another intelligence reaction card. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
- Hi Brian,
- Allies take their pass and lay their cunning plans...
* Strategic Record Track (1): Allied Passes moves to Strategic Record Track (0)

- ...

- Meanwhile, the Emperor's exploratory committee try to establish new relations and invest in South-Shore Java...
- South HQ, 2 OC, 3 units
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for South HQ (Agreement)
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for [19th Army]
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for Korean Army
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for 25 AF

1: 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 25 AF moves to 1916 (Palembang), vs. Tjil [A]
2-3: 2018 (Batavia): [19th Army], Korean Army moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap) [A]

OC:4, No AZOI triggers.
51 9/17/2019 8:01:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Well, it worked so well last turn, I will use my second Pass.
50 9/15/2019 9:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM:
Akagi to Eniwetok
Shokaku to Palau
49 9/15/2019 9:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Net 3, .5x, 7 hits flips DD US Asia flips.

Allies have no air, so cannot effect the Shokaku.
48 9/15/2019 9:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
Battle B @ Wewak A/N, Japan gets min 6 hits, auto-kill.

Battle C @ Hollandia A/N:
dr1: Japan 14@+3 (Surprise)
47 9/15/2019 9:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Battle A at Tarakan:
Ground only.
Japan mix .5x, 7 hits.
Allies max 2 hits.
So an auto-win.
46 9/15/2019 8:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Intel failed. Proceed.
45 9/15/2019 8:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Intel die roll: EC = 7
44 9/14/2019 11:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #44: 3 / Tokyo Express: Bougainville Reinforcements
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Bonus: The Japanese temporarily gain 2 ASPs that can be used for the duration of this Offensive. 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:
Japan Card 4

- Tokyo Express: Bougainville for EC, Comb Flt, 7 units
- 2 bonus ASP this card

* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Agreement)
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for [17th Army]
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for 1 SN Bde
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for [27th Army]
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for 3 SN Bde
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for CV Shokaku
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for CV Akagi
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for 1 AD

1: 2709 (Hong Kong): [17th Army] AAs to 2715 (Jolo) to 2616 (Tarakan), 1st bonus ASP. [A]
Note should have jogged around 2713/2714 hexside in move file, sorry.
2: 2911 (Aparri): 1 SN Bde AAs to 2712 to 2613 to 2614 to 2714 to 2715 (Jolo) to 2616 (Tarakan), 2nd bonus ASP. [A]

3: 3704 (Hakodate): [27th Army] moves to 3805 to 4601 to 4600 (Attu/Kiska). 1 ASP, (6/7)

4: 3814 (Guam): 3 SN Bde moves to 3117 to 3119 (Sarong). 1 ASP (7/7)

5: 3706 (Tokyo): CV Akagi moves to 3717, vs. Wewak [B]

6: 3706 (Tokyo): CV Shokaku moves to 3716 (Woleai) to 3517, vs. Hollandia [C]

7: 3706 (Tokyo): 1 AD moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima) to 4110 (Marcus)

Place Tokyo Express Marker at Rabaul.

EC:7 but no AZOI triggers I believe.

my best,
Mark
43 9/12/2019 8:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allies will use their first Pass.
42 9/12/2019 1:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Palembang and Balikpapan join the Emperor's vacation resorts.

PBM:
CA Nachi moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
CVL Ryujo moves to 2018 (Batavia)
41 9/11/2019 8:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Actually, it looks like both battle are auto victory for Japan since the net modifier in both battles is +3, which guarantees at least a x1 result.

Back to you for PBM.
40 9/11/2019 8:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Intel roll was successful, but since there is nobody that can react, I'll go ahead and resolve the battles.
39 9/11/2019 8:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Intel die roll: EC = 7
38 9/11/2019 1:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #59: 3 / Central Force: Conquest of Borneo
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Paratroopers: Prior to movement place a Japanese control marker in a hex that is within extended range of an active Japanese air unit if (1) the hex is either unoccupied or is occupied solely by a Dutch regiment; and (2) the hex is not within an unneutralized Allied air ZOI. Eliminate the Dutch regiment.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
J3
Central Force, South HQ, 6 players
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for South HQ (Agreement)
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for 25 AF
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for CVL Ryujo
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for [25th Army]
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Nachi
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for [16th Army]
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for [28th Army]

1: 2110 (Bangkok): [28th Army] moves to 2109 (Kwai Bridge South)

2: 25AF sends Paras to take Medan:
* Mark Greenman (Japan) sets the Japanese Paratrooper Marker to Central Force
* Mark Greenman (Japan) creates Central Force in 1712
* Mark Greenman (Japan) eliminates 2 Regiment *
* Japanese Resources are now at 6
* Mark Greenman (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Control at 1813 (Medan). Hex is now Japanese controlled
then:
* 2012 (Singora): 25 AF moves to 1913 (Kuala Lumpur), vs. Palembang [A]

3: 2220 (Soerabaja): CA Nachi moves to 2218 to 1916 (Palembang) [A]
4: 2112 (Khota Baru): [25th Army] moves to 2115 to 1916 (Palembang), 1ASP (4/7) [A]
* Mark Greenman (Japan) sets (No Barges) to 4 ASP Used

5: 2220 (Soerabaja): [16th Army] moves to 2518 to 2517 (Balikpapan), 1ASP (5/7) [B]
6: 2018 (Batavia): CVL Ryujo moves to 2219 to 2517 (Balikpapan) [B]

Intel is vs. EC:7 but I believe no active AZOI's triggered.

my best,
Mark
37 9/10/2019 8:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #74: 3 / Operation Iceberg: Okinawa Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 Conditions: An Allied ground unit must make an amphibious move to a hex within 10 hexes of Tokyo or this card may only be used as an OC.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
I learn something new every game. I knew Indian units couldn't use ASP's, but didn't realize they couldn't do port-to-port movement. Good to know!

Activate SEAC for 4 units

2008 (Rangoon): AVG Air moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
2105 (Imphal/Kohima): 1 Ind Corps moves to 2106 (Mandalay) then to 2008 (Rangoon)
2407 (Kunming): [66 Army] moves to 2206 (Lashio) then to 2107
2407 (Kunming): [5 Army] moves to 2206 (Lashio) then to 2007
36 9/10/2019 7:55:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #35: 2 / Operation Ash: Vella Lavella Invasion

Message from Allies:
Fixing illegal play.
35 9/9/2019 1:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hi Brian,

Indian troops can neither Amphib nor Strat Ground Transport. Please see rules 8.44 and 8.45.

my best,
Mark
34 9/8/2019 5:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #35: 2 / Operation Ash: Vella Lavella Invasion
Activate: Anzac HQ only. Logistic Value: 2 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but the only ground unit that can be activated is the 3rd NZ division.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate SEAC for 3 units

2008 (Rangoon): AVG Air moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
1905 (Dacca): 2 Ind Corps moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
2105 (Imphal/Kohima): 1 Ind Corps moves to 1905 (Dacca)
33 9/8/2019 3:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Biak and Soerbaja convert to Japan control
* Japanese Resources are now at 5

PBM:
* 2220 (Soerabaja): CA Mogami moves to 2218 to (Billiton) to 2115 to 2314 to 2415 (Miri)
* 2015 (Singapore): BB Kongo moves to 2711 to 2709 (Hong Kong)

On to A2
32 9/8/2019 9:29:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Japan inflicts 32 points => Dutch CL eliminated
Allies inflict 3 points => no effect

Ground combat:
ABDA HQ eliminated

No pbm for allies.
31 9/8/2019 9:27:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
Battle B: A/N

DR1 = Japan: 32 points
DR2 = Allies: 3 points

30 9/8/2019 9:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Japan inflicts 23 points => MA air eliminated
Allies inflict 6 points => no effect
29 9/8/2019 9:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
Battle A: A/N

DR1 = Japan: 23 points
DR2 = Allies: 6 points
28 9/8/2019 9:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Reaction:

2015 (Singapore): MA Air moves to 1914 (BH-A)
27 9/8/2019 9:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Intel roll: EC = 7 + 2(AZOI) = 9
26 9/7/2019 4:40:00 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:
- J2
- Kondo, South, 8 players
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for [16th Army]
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Nachi
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for Korean Army
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for [35th Army]
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for BB Kongo
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Mogami
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for CVL Ryujo
* Mark Greenman (Japan) toggles Activation for 25 AF

1: 3007 (Shanghai): [35th Army] AA to 3308 (Shima) to 3319 (Biak); 1 ASP (2/7)

2: 3305 (Seoul): Korean Army strat moves to 3206 to 3209 (Okinawa) to 2313 to 2315 to 2017 (Bangka) to 2018 (Batavia)

3: 2311 (Cam Ranh): BB Kongo moves to 2313 to 2015 (Singapore) [A]
4: 2012 (Singora): 25 AF toggles Battle Tag [A]

5: 2311 (Cam Ranh): CA Mogami moves to 2314 to 2115 to 2118 to 2219 to 2220 (Soerabaja) [B]
6-7: 2915 (Davao): [16th Army], CA Nachi AA to 2916 to 2816 to 2219 to 2220 (Soerabaja) [B], 1 ASP (3/7)
8: 2018 (Batavia): CVL Ryujo toggles Battle Tag [B]

Battle A, Singapore:
Battle B, Soerbaja:

Intel vs. EC:7 with plenty of triggers... not much to hide this one.

Banzai!

Mark
25 9/7/2019 9:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #4: 1 / Arcadia Conference
This event ends a US inter-service rivalry. Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. Bonus: The Allied player receives the ABDA HQ, which is place in any in supply port in Java, Borneo, Sumatra or Celebes. If no such port is available this HQ is removed from play for the remained of the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
ABDA to Soerabaja.
24 9/6/2019 11:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Dutch cannot affect Ryujo without air.

PBM:
CVL Ryujo moves to 2018 (Batavia)
25 AF moves to 2415 (Miri) to 2012 (Singora)
CV Soryu moves to 3514 to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)

Over for Allied 1
23 9/6/2019 11:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Battle B @ Soerbaja:
dr1: Japan 6 @+3, need CH.
22 9/6/2019 11:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Battle A at Manila (A/N)
Japan has 10 + 10 + 16*.5 = 28 @+3, Min .5x result for elim of [FEAF].
21 9/6/2019 6:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Intel roll failed. Proceed.
20 9/6/2019 6:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Intel die roll: OC = 4 +2(AZOI) = 6
19 9/5/2019 11:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Quite right, sorry. Lost track of where it started.

Instead, sending 23AF to Miri (2 hops), and 25AF will stay at Clark.

Another mod: instead of Shokaku, sending Soryu. Do not need her factors this time.

File updated.
18 9/5/2019 8:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I don't think 25 AF can make it to Miri with only a 2OC card.
17 9/5/2019 12:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message One tweek.

25 AF goes to Miri to make it's attack vs. Manila instead of stopping at Clark Field.
16 9/5/2019 12:01:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #63: 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:
Hi Brian,

Nothing too crazy right off the bat.

2OC card with Comb Fleet, 5 units

1: 2915 (Davao): CVL Ryujo moves to 2916 to 2816 to 2318 (Bandjermasin) to 2117; vs. Soerbaja [B]

2: 2913: [19th Army] Amphibs to 2615 to 2514 to 2017 (Bangka) to 2018 (Batavia); 1 ASP (1/7).

3: 3009 (Taihoku): 23 AF moves to 2812 (Clark Field); vs. Manila [A]
4: 3407 (Kure): 25 AF moves to 2909 (Tainan) to 2812 (Clark Field); vs. Manila [A]
5: 3706 (Tokyo): CV Shokaku moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima) to 3112; vs. Manila [A]

2 battles

OC:4 Intel with AZOI triggers in the Singapore area.

Banzai!
15 9/4/2019 8:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 8 to 7
14 9/4/2019 8:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Arcadia Conference' option.

13 9/4/2019 8:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message The Allies will take the Arcadia card.

Emergency Naval Moves:

2616 (Tarakan): DD US Asia moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
3014 (Samar/Leyte): [CA US Asia] moves to 3720 (Wewak)
3727 (Townsville): CA Kent moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
2019 (Tjilatjap): CL Dutch moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)

12 9/4/2019 12:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Just need to know if you are taking ABDA, and what your ENM's will be...

Then Japan's forces can liberate more subjects for the Emperor.
11 9/4/2019 12:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Historical Opening' option.

10 9/4/2019 12:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hi Brian,

Thanks for the Dropbox and kicking off the save file. This matches very well how I prefer to play.

I normally post at least 1 move per day in my late evenings. I am in Utah, USA.

Good luck to you as well.

Tora! Tora! Tora!

Mark
9 9/2/2019 1:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Change Allies player Allies player changed from Mark Greenman to Brian Marrs
8 9/2/2019 1:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Change Japanese player Japanese player changed from Brian Marrs to Mark Greenman
7 9/2/2019 12:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message For 1 the Allies are yours.
6 9/2/2019 11:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hi Mark,

I'm looking forward to playing as well.

I will bid 1 to play the Allies. Back to you to decide whether to increase the bid or play the Japanese.

5 9/2/2019 11:32:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hi Brian

Great to be playing you.

I will bid 0 for Allied

Looking forward to it!

Mark
4 9/1/2019 9:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 12 to 11
3 9/1/2019 9:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Message Mark Greenman will bid first, if you need change sides just email me (craniumgroup@gmail.com).

Once sides have been picked, I will follow up with an email that will include a template Vassal .vsav file which will have the 1942 scenario already setup. When you open the file for the first time, you will be required to pick the side you’ve selected.

Good luck.
2 9/1/2019 9:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Moderator:
Die roll to determine who bids first:

0-4: Brian Marrs
5-9: Mark Greenman
1 9/1/2019 9:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Message Welcome to Round 3 of the 2018 BPA Empire of the Sun Tournament.

Reminder: The JP will draw using the Historical Opening Hand option and the Allies can choose to start with the Arcadia Conference card and must declare that choice before drawing.

Reporting results: The winner of the match should direct email the moderator with the game number, the bid, the winner and how victory was achieved (Political Will, A-Bomb, Japan Blockaded, Japan Conquered, Japan Survived)

Match will end on January 4th, 2019. Any match still going after that date will be adjudicated.

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