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243 9/30/2019 8:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Chris Thibault to Chris Thibault
242 9/30/2019 7:54:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Thatís too bad it looked like a couple very interesting turns ahead.

I donít think your goose is cooked in this game, though itís certainly in the pot. You have to go for the short game as the long game is tough for the JP even under ideal circumstances. No way you could hold out until T12 after that supply collapse.

I donít have a great hand but I do have the ability to get Galvanic back (with FO card). If I could have gotten the final card play I would bash at Midway guaranteeing the elimination of the JP invaders but also a 40% chance of the Marine being eliminated.

At Dutch Harbor I would just let you sit there until the big carriers came in and then went all in.

I think the JP are more fun to play but they are much more prone to getting hosed by the cards, especially at the beginning. And your draws were awful. Two Kamikazes on the first turn are a real handicap. If you donít draw event operations itís not possible to get done what you need to get done those first few turns.

Itís a long ways to January so if you want to go again Iím game. Either side, though I think the -1 PoW for the U.S. is a good play balance.

241 9/29/2019 8:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message OK Tom, I'm going to call it. I was looking for Tojo or a major WIE in hopes of getting within striking distance of the PW victory. I drew a Monsoon, but one without card replacement, so that would just delay the inevitable by a card or two.

I needed a three sigma hand this turn, and obviously didn't get it. Hardly a surprise. And frankly I'm not sure a super hand would have done me that much good. Even assuming I hold on to Midway this turn, I still need to hold Dutch Harbor all the way thru the end of Turn 7. You'll have a total of 20 ASPs during that time frame and even your reinforcements stay delayed, you'll get the first wave of Essex Class Carriers. So holding Alaska seems unlikely.

More likely, you'll be able to offset its hypothetical loss by retaking the DEI, probably by the end of next turn (maybe even this turn if your cards are exceptionally good!), and Malaya soon after. Last turn I made the decision to go for broke on a PW victory, and I don't regret it. You are a clever and very patient Allied player, so it was clear to me that my chances of a hold out victory were pretty slim.

This is the worse I've been trounced since Antero Kuusi waxed me about 5 years ago. I did not play up to my usual standards and did not give you much of a challenge. Apologies, and no excuse, for that. But in saying that, let me stress that I'm not taking anything away from your play. I think you had average hands for the Allies, no particular bad nor exceptionally good luck. Same for die rolls; you did not "out luck" me. You quite simply out played me!

So... CONGRATS! You can and should be proud of a well earned victory. I'll let you take the honors of reporting the game to the pair 'o Chris'es.

Again, apologies for the sloppy admin (like the air flot left on Midway, never remembering to update the divisions in china, and such.) You were quite patient in that regard. Good luck in your football league, but more importantly good luck in this tournament. I'd love to be able to say I lost to the ultimate winner!
240 9/29/2019 7:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Well a couple hit, and flip the Mississippi (or sink her companion, however you like to think about it).

But the main purpose of the attack was to draw this extra card....
239 9/29/2019 7:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
All torpedoes away, running hot and true...
238 9/29/2019 7:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #86: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis
Play during an offensive; at the end of all combat against any active Allied naval units or against any active Allied naval unit, if no battle hexes were declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-7: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 8-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
We'll play our own Reaction card and see if we can slip a torpecker into the Mississippi.
237 9/29/2019 11:49:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 3NZ Division
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for I Corps
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for BB Mississippi
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 1M Division
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for Aus Air
* Japanese Resources are now at 11
* Tom (Allies) sets Control Marker to Allied Progress of War at 2517 (Balikpapan). Hex is now Allied controlled
* Allies have captured 2 progress of war hexes
* 2516: 3NZ Division moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 2616 (Tarakan): I Corps moves to 2515
* 4021 (Rabaul): 1M Division moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 4021 (Rabaul): BB Mississippi moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 3319 (Biak): Aus Air moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 2719 (Kendari): Aus Air moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2616 (Tarakan): Aus Air moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* UNDO: * 2616 (Tarakan): Aus Air moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
- pbm
* 2616 (Tarakan): Aus Air moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
236 9/29/2019 11:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #32: 3 / Operation Reno II: Invasion of Rabaul
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 7 if US SW HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
ANZAC 1 +4

No battles
235 9/29/2019 6:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 9 to 7
234 9/29/2019 6:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Duds. Shouldn't of used those leftover detonators.

X Craft draw
233 9/29/2019 6:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
X Craft . . .
232 9/29/2019 6:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #78: 1 / Submarine Attack: British X Craft Attack Singapore
Play during an offensive before the beginning of the combat phase, or at the conclusion of the Offensive if no battle hexes are declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-7: Japanese lose one naval step (Allies chooses, can eliminated a unit). 8-9: No Effect. The target naval unit must be inactive and in a non-Japanese Islands port hex. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Let's launch these into Ulithi harbor.
231 9/28/2019 9:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #77: 3 / Fuel Shortage: Japanese re-deploy fleet
Due to fuel shortages the Japanese player may move the Combined Fleet HQ and up to 4 naval units of any type from their current location to any port hex which is within 3 hexes of a resource space. The movement of the HQ and naval units may not enter an unneutralized Allied air ZOI.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
I'm not sure where my head is in this game. Part of it, today, has been interminable interruptions. Not only did I not remember to move the AF off Midway after having realized that I meant to, but I also meant to bring 17th Army on at Saipan so that HQ South could have made the activations for this move. The whole package would look different. Probably not better, probably not worse, but different. (sigh, all my own fault of course, and definitely not taking anything away from your game! You'd be taking what I "give" you regardless.)

OPERATION REARRANGE DECK CHAIRS
Play for OPS on HQ South Seas for 1+3 Joint Activations:

a) 17th Army and 2 ASPs (n. 2/4) from Eniwetok to Midway
b) BB Yamato strategic moves from Palau to Dutch Harbor
c) CV Akagi strategic moves from Eniwetok to Dutch Harbor
d) CV Soryu strategic moves from Saipan to Dutch Harbor
230 9/28/2019 6:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message - ANZAC 1 +3
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for M Brigade
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 3NZ Division
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for I Corps
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 11AF Air
* 3119 (Sarong): M Brigade moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* Tom (Allies) sets Control Marker to Allied Progress of War at 2719 (Kendari). Hex is now Allied controlled
* Allies have captured 1 progress of war hexes
* 2616 (Tarakan): 3NZ Division moves to 2516
* 3720 (Wewak): I Corps moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 3921 (Gasmata): 11AF Air moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3520 (Hollandia): 11AF Air moves to 3119 (Sarong)
- No battles. PBM
* 3119 (Sarong): 11AF Air moves to 2719 (Kendari)
229 9/28/2019 6:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #84: 3 / U.S. Carrier Raids
Activate: Central Pacific HQ only. Logistic Value: 0 Intelligence: Surprise Attack, which cannot be changed by a reaction event card. Conditions: Only US Carrier naval units may be activated. This card cannot be cancelled by a weather card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
ANZAC 1 +3

No battles. File contains pbm.

Back to you.
228 9/28/2019 5:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message You are absolutely correct about the 28th AirFlot not going to Midway. And I knew it, and the did it anyway. I apologize for my wants overruling my brain.

Please move the 28th Air Flot to Samar/Leyte

****

The last paragraph in 6.21 defines Supply Eligible port as at the end of a seaborne trace of any length. Plus subparagraph (3) immediately above it relates to units being in supply from any supply eligible port. Finally, in the attrition section, 6.24. subparagraph (2), it just sez "unsupplied" for attriting a full strength unit. That Marine SF, at the time of Attrition, was in supply.

These new rules strongly favor the Japanese, it's only right that the Allies get to benefit occasionally from them.
227 9/28/2019 4:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message And the way to get the resource marker to move is to temporarily take control of a resource space for JP. That will automatically move it up. Then you can grab the air RP marker.
226 9/28/2019 4:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message I think units have to trace supply normally to be in supply at end of the turn. Marines aren't so flip.

Attrition is different in that you ignore all the tracing restrictions and just make a straight line count.

I'm going to assume the Marines in Saigon flip and are OoS.

Don't think 28 Naval air can go to Midway. The space is not in supply. Newly placed HQs only provide supply in the space they're placed in during R&R.
225 9/28/2019 4:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I take two Passes. I'll not use the FOQ to go first.

It'll be a while before I get a chance to re-digest that goofy logistics rule. If it has no immediate impact on your plans, then go ahead when you're ready.
224 9/28/2019 3:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

223 9/28/2019 3:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Well I was right to dread it. Japan is down one more ASP and a card.
222 9/28/2019 3:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
At least there are no B-29s yet. Here's the base die roll for US Subs.
221 9/28/2019 3:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I'll reread those v.3 rules. I know their too tricky. I wished I'd gotten a chance to proof them for Mark.... The SF guys are OOS now, all we need to do is figure out if they're flipped.

Japanese Reinforcements:

HQ Combined Fleet to Dutch Harbor
(That feels exactly like putting your knight in the corner square of a
Chess board!)
HQ South to Manila
(33rd Army) to Dutch Harbor
8th AirDiv to Dutch Harbor
28th AirFlot to Midway

Jpn Replacements
2 Divisions in China (n.7) restore 17th Army at Eniwetok

Next up, Strategic Warfare... I'm dreading it.
220 9/28/2019 3:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message I agree on reinf. Was looking at T4 on the chart.

I'll take the RP on the Chinese in Mandalay.

I thought an HQ had to be able to reach Saigon with its range for supply. Halsey would have to trace around Singapore. The AZoCs aren't a problem but the range is.

For attrition its a straight line to Halsey.

I could be wrong. It's happened before.
219 9/28/2019 2:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Re: Allied Attrition and Replacements

Good News: Saigon is a controlled port not in an unneutralized ZoI is within 10 hexes of Halsey, so it can take supplies and trace an overland supply line. So the Marine SF Bde doesn't need to flip. Maybe later if I can put the remnants of my air force back in supply. Or at least that's the way I understand it.

Bad News. This is Turn 5, so you get 1 Naval replacement because you still hold Pearl Harbor, and 1 Chinese Replacement. I'm sure you'd rather have 50,000 crack Nationalist troops than one lousy little CV like the Hornet.

I'll leave SF Bde flipped and OOS on the map. You can fix it first thing in your turn if you agree w/ me.
218 9/28/2019 6:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

217 9/28/2019 6:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message You will have fewer cards so could choose to go first by playing your FO as the event.

If not it's me to kick things off.
216 9/28/2019 6:51:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Delay roll for XXIV
215 9/28/2019 6:50:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message T5 Reinforcements

London to Dacca
4 Indian to Calcutta
2MAW to Tarakan
14LRB to Darwin
Washington to Honolulu
2Marines to Honolulu

RPs
Air 2 of 5: 7LRB to Hilo
Ground 1 of 2: I in Wewak
Naval 2 of 2: Enterprise to Honolulu

214 9/27/2019 11:06:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese End Turn
213 9/27/2019 11:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Turn 4
4.3 POLITICAL PHASE

4.31 National Status Segment: no changes

4.32 Political Will Segment
* US achieve Progress of War standard, no PW change
* First turn of Jpn occupation of Alaska
* First turn of Jpn occupation of Hawaii
* Major Japanese moral check failure, no PW change

4.4 ATTRITION PHASE

Attrition in Dutch Harbor and Midway first
* Don (Japan) eliminates [27th Army] *
* Don (Japan) flips the [ED Army]

Working North to South in the former HQ South area, first eliminating flipped units, then second pass to flip everything else.
* Don (Japan) eliminates [2 AD] at Rangoon
* Don (Japan) eliminates [28th Army] at Bangkok
* Don (Japan) eliminates [22 AF] at Cam Ranh
* Don (Japan) eliminates [25th Army] at Singapore
* Don (Japan) eliminates [17th Army] at Balikpapan
* Don (Japan) eliminates [6 AD] at Kendari

Now the pass to flip everything remaining...
Don (Japan) flips the [38th Army] south of Mandalay
* Don (Japan) flips the [15th Army] at Rangoon
* Don (Japan) flips the [Korean Army] at Rangoon
* Don (Japan) flips the [21 AF] at Bangkok
* Don (Japan) flips the [5 AD] at Kuala Lumpur
* Don (Japan) flips the [14th Army] at Singapore
* Don (Japan) flips the [23 AF] at Miri
* Don (Japan) flips the [2 SN Bde] at Soerabaja

That was something to see!

That ends the Turn. Over to you for your Turn 5 R&R
212 9/27/2019 10:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message 6th AirDiv is flipped, but fails to scratch the paint on the CA.
211 9/27/2019 10:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
4


Message from Japanese:
Surprise Air Strike at Kendari

First, Allied attack, 21 factors with +3 DRM
Second, Jpn will be looking for a critical on CA Northampton if it survives at all
210 9/27/2019 10:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
intel condition. Just trying to avoid surprise.
209 9/27/2019 8:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message File includes move and pbm.

Only attack is Kendari. Don't think any reaction is possible since no HQ in range.

You to resolve. I'm done for the day.
208 9/27/2019 8:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #26: 2 / US Army Breaks Japanese Army Codes
Intelligence: Ambush. Bonus: For the duration of the Offensive the Allies gain +4 in any ground combat, in addition to the normal ambush modifier for air-naval combat. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
The follow-up is nothing spectacular. All I could do to not play this during your Wake Island capture. But Turn 4 is all about making PoW for the US. Ambushes have to wait.

No reaction possible so will roll the one combat and pbm.

Then to you for attrition.
207 9/27/2019 8:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message When we get to it, please let me do my attrition. It'll help if I get a fingertip feel of where I really stand.
206 9/27/2019 8:20:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message At Eniwetok, we'll knock out (CV Enterprise). Doesn't do much more good than shooting Allied aircraft, but hey, it's for a turn and maybe I can build upon that.

At Saigon, move (22nd AirFlot) to Cam Ranh.

That was the left hook, back to you for the upper cut.
205 9/27/2019 8:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Well you were right. That hurts quite a bit. The surprise cards can be brutal, but what I don't like about them is that it's too easy for the Allies to keep recycling them. Once, OK. But playing them three or four times in a game seems a little much.

It was a major boo-boo on my part to have forgotten that i needed to move the Saigon garrison in Turn 2. Normally I don't have to call on it, so it slipped my mind, and enabled you to make a great, probably a war winning, move!
204 9/27/2019 2:33:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Wow. Guess it was close quarters.

I'll use my 28 to sink the Shokaku. You get to apply 19 any way you want.

I'll do PBM and wait to make sure that all was legal like.
203 9/27/2019 2:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
9


Message from Allies:
About as much missing as possible but JP Naval air flips and Marine SF lands to send the HQ REMFs packing.

A/N C
US 28+3
JP
202 9/27/2019 2:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
1


Message from Allies:
JP green cadets eliminated.

A/N at B
US 21+3
JP 10 possibly
201 9/27/2019 2:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from Allies:
I'll resolve and do my pbm since no reaction possible.

A/N at A

US 27+3
JP need crit if survive
200 9/27/2019 2:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message * Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Lexington
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for SF Brigade
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Wasp
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CA Northampton
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for [CV Enterprise]
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for BB North Carolina
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for BB Mississippi
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 11AF LRB
* 3023 (Darwin): CV Lexington moves to 2716
* 3319 (Biak): CV Wasp moves to 2413
* 3319 (Biak): CA Northampton moves to 2212 (Saigon)
* 3119 (Sarong): SF Brigade moves to 2212 (Saigon)
* 4020 (Kavieng): [CV Enterprise] moves to 4614
* 3720 (Wewak): BB North Carolina moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4021 (Rabaul): BB Mississippi moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 11AF LRB moves to 4719 (Nauru)
* 4719 (Nauru): Battle Hex (A) moves to 4719 (Nauru)
* 4719 (Nauru): Battle Hex (C) moves to 4619
* UNDO: * 4719 (Nauru): Battle Hex (C) moves to 4619
* 4415 (Eniwetok): BB Mississippi moves to 2915 (Davao)
199 9/27/2019 2:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
This is gonna hurt.

These surprise cards seem almost unfair.

SWPac 2 +6
198 9/27/2019 9:44:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Your continued ability to create back to back moves at the end of a turn, is going to be a real problem once you start getting more units!

I'm sticking this into the Future Ops Queue to try to mitigate that a bit.
197 9/26/2019 8:14:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Pbm done. Back to you.
196 9/26/2019 7:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Replacement card per #4 Instructions
195 9/26/2019 7:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I did prepare a VLOG file for my move, but I forgot to put it into Dropbox. So, I'm caught up by using the one you prepared instead. Sorry.
194 9/26/2019 7:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message As I caught up the map, I realized that HQ could not add it's Command rating to a battle in Burma. So consider the activation in the previous exchange of (2nd AirDiv) cancelled. No effect on anything except my embarrassment of once again not remembering that rule.
193 9/26/2019 7:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message There might have been fighting spirit, but there was no fighting skill on either side. No losses for anyone.

Jpn PBM
(2nd AirDiv) stays in Rangoon
CVL Ryujo to Singapore
192 9/26/2019 7:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
1


Message from Japanese:
Battle A: Rangoon

First die: Halsey's and Kenny's Flying Circus: 18 factors (last turn w/o DRM)
Second die: Japanese garrison: 29 factors
191 9/26/2019 7:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #4: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Play the Event on HQ South to change the Intel Condition to Intercept.

HQ South makes 1+1 Joint Activations:
a) (2nd AirDiv) at Rangoon, stays at Rangoon
b) CVL Ryujo at Rangoon moves to 1910
190 9/26/2019 5:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #20: 1 / Halsey Replaces Ghormley: Offensive Spirit
Activation: Halsey South HQ only. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: If the Ghormley South HQ is in play, remove it and place Halsey HQ in its location. If it is not yet in play, it is removed from the game and the Halsey South HQ is brought into play and placed in any friendly in supply port. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 3

Message from Allies:
Banish this dog from the deck.

Air raid on Rangoon Pt. Deux

Flying quietly. I got 18.

* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 5AF Air
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 14AF Air
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 5AF LRB
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for XI Corps
* 1905 (Dacca): 5AF LRB moves to 2104 (Jarhat)
* 1308 (Trincomalee): XI Corps moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 1805 (Calcutta): 14AF Air moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 1406 (Madras): 5AF Air moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
* 1905 (Dacca): 14AF Air moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 1905 (Dacca): Battle Hex (A) moves to 2006 (Akyab)
189 9/26/2019 3:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Didn't see a move file so I made one for your pbm/HQ relocate.
188 9/26/2019 10:04:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #36: 1 / Submarine Attack
Play during an offensive before the beginning of the combat phase against any active Allied naval units or against any active Allied naval unit, if no battle hexes were declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-4: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 5-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Play for OPS on HQ CF.

Those rear echelon pogues at Imperial HQ are exhausted from planning and conducting the last operation, so they're all taking leave.

(HQ Combined Fleet) to the Turn Record Track
187 9/26/2019 9:59:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I get why the 13th LRB went to Kauai; those flyboys couldn't compete with the submariners for the affections of the locals. They had to get their own island. I think I would have prefered your 7th LRB getting away; now they can reappear anywhere.

PBM
BB Hiei to Ulithi
CV Soryu to Saipan
CV Shokaku to Eniwetok
CV Akagi to Eniwetok

186 9/26/2019 6:24:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
185 9/26/2019 6:18:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Bombers didn't get away.

Your pbm.


Where you go doesn't matter to me. I'm playing to FO.
184 9/26/2019 6:16:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from Allies:
Only activation is the 7LRB which loads up what little food there is and flies it to Kauai.

A/N
JP 53
US 4
183 9/26/2019 6:08:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
IC -2
182 9/25/2019 9:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Instead of the Solomons, we'll try a Central Pacific expansion...

Play the Event on HQ Combined Fleet for 2+6 Joint Activations:
(again the CV ZoI must go in before the troops)

a) BB Hiei from Saipan to Midway (Battle M)
b) CV Akagi from Saipan to 5309 (M)
c) CV Shokaku from Saipan to 5111 (M)
d) CV Soryu from Saipan to 5111 (M)
e) ED Army and 2 ASP (n. 3/5) from Tokyo to Midway (M)
f) SS SNLF Bde strategic move from Wake to Eniwetok
g) (27th Army) and 1 ASP (n. 4/5) from Wake Island to Dutch Harbor
h) 27th AirFlot from Leyte via Yap and Guam to Ponape
181 9/24/2019 8:02:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change War in Europe value From -5 to -4
180 9/24/2019 8:02:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #14: 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:
Russians stiffen at Stalingrad
179 9/24/2019 7:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change US Political Will From 5 to 4
178 9/24/2019 7:33:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #74: 1 / Tokyo Rose: Mrs. Iva Ikuko D'Aquino
Reduce US Political Will by one. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
I can't remember the last game, on either side, when I got a PW impact card.
Unfortunately, it just counters your previous play, doesn't really advance the Japanese cause.

But I think I'll play this one now in case you've drawn a card that'll allow you to steal it.
177 9/24/2019 7:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 1M Division
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for BB Mississippi
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for XIV Corps
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 1 MAW
* Tom (Allies) removes Control Marker at 4021 (Rabaul). Hex is now Allied controlled
* Tom (Allies) sets Control Marker to Allied Progress of War at 4021 (Rabaul). Hex is now Allied controlled
* Allies have captured 1 progress of war hexes
* 3319 (Biak): 1M Division moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): XIV Corps moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3626 (Cairns): BB Mississippi moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* 4020 (Kavieng): 1 MAW moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
176 9/24/2019 7:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 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:
Operation Low Hanging Fruit

SWPac 2 +2

No battles
175 9/23/2019 10:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Another timely card for you. So seldom does one get the full value for Skip Bombing. And it's especially ironic that I lose the ASP because I used the Special Naval Transport option! And fundamentally all I was trying to do was get out of Rabaul without losing a CA and an airplane. Sigh.

First, I'll go ahead and flip CV Enterprise. That'll keep Hornet out of action for 4 additional months, but it's better than shooting at more easily replaced air factors.

Second, per 9.2.F.7, I'll transfer the hit on Akagi to Zuiho instead.

PBM:
(CA Aoba) to Eniwetok
BB Hiei to Saipan
CV Akagi to Saipan
CV Shokaku to Saipan
CV Soryu to Saipan
(CVL Zuiho) to Palau
26th Air Flot from Eniwetok to Kusaie

You may have missed moving 13th LRB back to Oahu during your PBM. If you want to make that move with it, go ahead.
174 9/23/2019 7:05:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Skip bombing draw
173 9/23/2019 7:04:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Didn't do my pbm on file:

It's (N.Orleans) back to Honolulu
Enterprise back to Kavieng
172 9/23/2019 7:01:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message What defenders?

Your pbm.
171 9/23/2019 7:00:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Ground is automatic for JP

Roll is US defense 2+3
170 9/23/2019 6:59:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
You do full and have options. I flip Akagi with my 13.

A/N at Wake
JP automatic no roll

Roll is US looking for crit
169 9/23/2019 6:57:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
4


Message from Allies:
Midway
JP 20
US 26
168 9/23/2019 6:56:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message We send some help to defend Midway. Leave Wake to its fate.

CPac 3+3 (using 4)

* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Enterprise
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Enterprise moves to 4913
* 4913: CV Enterprise moves to 5110
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 7AF LRB
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 13AF LRB
* 5808 (Oahu): 13AF LRB moves to 5708 (Kauai)
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for [CA New Orleans]
* 5808 (Oahu): [CA New Orleans] moves to 5108 (Midway)
167 9/23/2019 6:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
IC -2
166 9/23/2019 6:51:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #24: 2 / Skip Bombing Attack: Battle of the Bismark Sea
The Japanese permanently lose one Amphibious Shipping Point unless it is their last ASP. Bonus: Prior to battle, if an active Japanese CA, CL or APD naval unit moved within the extended range of a U.S. non-LRB air unit it loses one step. If more than one naval unit qualifies, Japanese player's choice. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
The Aoba hit a mine leaving Rabaul
165 9/22/2019 9:51:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
Better get the big Op in before I'm in ISR again...

Play the Event on HQ South Seas for 2+7 Joint Activations:
(Movement order matters for just-in-time neutralization of Allied ZoI)

a) CV Shokaku to 4413, attack Wake Island (Battle W)
b) CV Soryu to 4413, attack Wake Island (W)
c) BB Hiei to Wake Island (W)
d) (27th Army) and 1 ASP (n.1/6) from Hakodate to Wake Island (W)
e&f) CA Aoba special naval transports of SS Bde from Rabaul to Wake Island
(W)
g) 26th AirFlot from Rabaul via Truk to Eniwetok, attack Wake Island (@0.5)
(W)
h) CVL Zuiho from Palau to 4809, attack Midway (M)
i) CV Akagi to 4809, attack Midway (M)

This is like killing ants with a sledge hammer, but Sarong taught me not to trust the die, nor your ability to react.
164 9/22/2019 7:43:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #45: 3 / Operation Flintlock: Marshall Is. Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Operation Speedbump 2

SEAC 1 +4

Tom (Allies) flips the [1 Ind Corps]
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for [1 Ind Corps]
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 3 Aus Corps
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 66 Army
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for [6 Army]
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 33 British Corps
* 2006 (Akyab): 66 Army moves to 2007
* 2006 (Akyab): SEAC Air moves to 1906
* 1905 (Dacca): 3 Aus Corps moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 1906: SEAC Air moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): [6 Army] moves to 2305 (Myitkyina)
* 1905 (Dacca): [1 Ind Corps] moves to 2105 (Imphal/Kohima)
* 1905 (Dacca): 5AF LRB moves to 1806
* 1805 (Calcutta): 33 British Corps moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 1806: 5AF LRB moves to 1905 (Dacca)

163 9/21/2019 10:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies

Message from Japanese:
No, wait. Kondo makes more sense than one of the Three Sisters, so this is it.
162 9/21/2019 10:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Discard Strategy card #84: 1 / JN25 Code Change
OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Well, me discarding this in order to draw a card should frighten you senseless. What kind of desperate situation is impending, and for whom?

Anyway, this goes into discard and one of the Three Sisters comes out....
161 9/21/2019 10:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #33: 2 / Imperial Intervention
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:
Playing the Event.

This is why I jumped the gun earlier, I had these two cards confounded in my poor brain. I will be swapping a card momentarily.
160 9/21/2019 10:14:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
I left 054 in the Dropbox folder for the record's sake. I just loaded 055 which only documents what happened, otherwise it's the end of 053 as you suggested.

I'm not sure that the map would update if you load 055 from 054, but I know if you close the game and reopen it with 055, it'll be correct.

Per #21, I'm drawing a replacement card.
159 9/21/2019 5:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I think if you open 053 you'll be right where I was before the op.

Delete existing file 054.
158 9/21/2019 4:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message That's true. Indian 2 Corps was lost trying to hold Rangoon.

Did you want me to create a LogFile and restore your counters to their pre-move positions, or do you want to do it? I think we've got VASSAL set up so we can move each others pieces. Another option is just to cancel your previous LogFile by closing the game and reopening it with File 053 as the start??
157 9/21/2019 9:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I only have the one Indian unit in Dacca to reduce I believe.
156 9/21/2019 9:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 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:
It looks as if this offensive of yours is as good a one to cancel as the next.

Playing the Event to force you to hit the reset button.
155 9/20/2019 8:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message *Tom (Allies) toggles Ledo Route
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 3 Aus Corps
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 33 British Corps
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 15 British Corps
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for [6 Army]
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for [6 Army]
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 14AF Air
* 1805 (Calcutta): 33 British Corps moves to 2206 (Lashio)
* 2006 (Akyab): SEAC Air, 66 Army moves to 2005 (Dimasur)
* 1905 (Dacca): 3 Aus Corps moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2005 (Dimasur): 66 Army moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2005 (Dimasur): SEAC Air moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 1805 (Calcutta): 15 British Corps moves to 2305 (Myitkyina)
* 1805 (Calcutta): 14AF Air moves to 2205 (Ledo)
154 9/20/2019 8:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #33: 2 / Quadrant Conference: Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated. Bonus: 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. In addition, the Allies may immediately construct the Jarhat Trans Route for no cost. If Jarhat already constructed the either Ledo or Imphal can be constructed.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
SEAC 1 +3 - build TR in Ledo
153 9/20/2019 8:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

152 9/20/2019 5:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 11 to 9
151 9/20/2019 5:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change War in Europe value From -2 to -5
150 9/20/2019 5:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #55: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Major Axis Victory
Decrease the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 3 1943: 2 1944: 1 1945: No Effect Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Playing this card now. It's tempting to wait until later in the turn to see if you'd skip playing one of your own, but I think I need to chance that you can't match this at the moment and get all my troops on the same sheet of music.

WIE to -5
149 9/20/2019 5:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Forgot to record my Naval Replacement point. I'll do that on the map when I figure out which card to play.
148 9/20/2019 5:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

147 9/20/2019 5:33:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Well, I'm certainly going to need all 7 cards...

I think we're good to go for drawing them.
146 9/20/2019 5:32:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Allied Submarine Roll.

Last Turn for the +1 DRM
145 9/20/2019 5:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Japanese Reinforcements

(37th Army) to Palau
7th Air Div to Davao
27th AirFlot to Leyte

Japanese Replacements
1 Div in China (n. 10) redeems (16th Army) to Manila
1 Div in China (n.9) redeems (19th Army) to Davao
144 9/20/2019 6:51:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Possible Europe for 14LRB

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