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38 9/21/2019 2:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #82: 2 / China Offensive: Battle of Changsa-Hengyang
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 card as ops on SEAC HQ 2+1= 3 units
1. act 1st Ind inf move to Rangoon
2. act FE fighter move to Mandalay & attack hex 2108 BHA
3. act AVG fighter & attack hex 2108 BHA

your reaction Larry
37 9/21/2019 2:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #82: 2 / China Offensive: Battle of Changsa-Hengyang
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 card as ops on SEAC HQ 2+1= 3 units
1. act 1st Ind inf move to Rangoon
2. act FE fighter move to Mandalay & attack hex 2108 BHA
3. act AVG fighter & attack hex 2108 BHA

your reaction Larry
36 9/20/2019 9:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Battle hex B 1st B inf dead

I don't think there is a pbm so back to allies & I can do a file Larry
35 9/20/2019 9:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Battle hex A 3rd Ind inf dead
Battle hex B surprise attack
jap points 20 +4
34 9/20/2019 8:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Battle Hex A surprise attack
jap points 18 +4
33 9/20/2019 6:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hey Larry are you going to send a move file on that card thanks?
32 9/20/2019 4:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #3: 2 / Col. Tsuji, Unit 82: Jungle Warfare
Activate: Any HQ Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Surprise Attack Conditions: Only Japanese ground units may be activated. Bonus: In any ground combat that occurs in a Malaya, Jungle or Mixed terrain hex for the duration of this operation, the final die roll modifier for the Japanese in any ground battles is +4.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
activate Comb Fleet 3 + 3 = 6

19th Inf amp 2913 to 2017
2nd SN marines amp 2415 to 2220
28th Inf amp 2110 to 2018
16th Inf amp 2915 to 3319
34th Inf attacks 2014 at +4
15th Inf attacks 2108 at +4







31 9/20/2019 5:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Not much I can do just read it & weep
Play a pass option this card & wait for the pain
bty Larry
No file sent if that's alright
30 9/19/2019 6:29:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message sorry forgot to say this was an Intercept battle Larry
jap do 38 hits Dutch CL sunk , DUT fighter dead
ugly
your PBM
29 9/19/2019 6:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from Allies:
battle hex A
jap points - 76 D1
allies points - 10 D2
28 9/19/2019 6:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
allies will roll for reaction 1-7 -2zoi
27 9/18/2019 2:11:00 PM 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:
South 1 + 5 = 6

Nagato 2415 to 2019
Akagi/Hiel/Shokaku 2915 to 2019
Kongo 2311 to 2019
5AF 1913...drops paratroops on 1813
26 9/17/2019 6:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #54: 2 / Hurricane Taskforce: Biak Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Coast watchers spot large IJN movement heading south red alert Burma & Australia
Dutch East Indies your on your own not much we can do for you Goodbye

play as event on SEAC HQ for 3+1 = 4 units
1. act 66th, 6th , 5th chinese inf move to hex 2107 via trans route.
2. act 1st indian inf move to hex 2106 Mandalay

no combat bty Larry
25 9/16/2019 2:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #76: 2 / Operation Tsurugi: Japan Attacks a B29 Base with Giretsu Airborne unit
Activation: Any HQ Logistics Value: 1 Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but only one brigade size ground unit may be activated. Bonus: If the Allied player has a B29 LRB unit within 8 hexes of Tokyo (3706) or in the China Air units box, the Japanese player rolls a die. On a die roll of: 0-4: Lose one B29 Air step* 5-9: No Effect *Japanese choice Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
activate Comb Fleet 3 + 2 = 5

Nagato 3407 to 2415
Soryu 3706 to 2415
Hiei/Akagi/Shokaku 3706 to 2915

no combat...
24 9/15/2019 12:54:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 8 to 7
23 9/15/2019 12:46:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #16: 1 / Makin Island Raid: US Raiders
One Japanese air unit (Allied Player's choice) that is on a non-Japanese Islands hex within the range of a US HQ is reduced one step, even if this would eliminate the air unit. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
allies will play this card as event & flip the 5th Jap AF on hex 1913 Kuala Lumpur
will send move then bty Larry
22 9/13/2019 11:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message allied FEAF fighter dead
Jap PBM
back to you Larry
21 9/13/2019 11:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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5


Message from Allies:
allied MA fighter dead
Battle hex B
Jap points - 40 D1
allied points - 4 D2
20 9/13/2019 10:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
6


Message from Allies:
Battle hex A - intercept
Jap points - 82 D1
allied points - 6 D2

19 9/13/2019 10:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Battle hex A -
allies will roll for reaction need 1-7 -2
18 9/13/2019 10:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message allied NEM
1.(US Asia CA) to Darwin
2. US Asia DD to Darwin
3. Exeter CA to Rangoon
Next I will Star Rolling - sending file for ENM
17 9/13/2019 5:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hi Jon...you have your emergency moves, if any would effect my attacks let me know and I will do my move over...Larry
16 9/13/2019 5:31:00 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:
South 1 + 7 = 8

5th AF 2812 to 1913
22nd AF 2212 to 1913
Mogami 2311 to 2015
Takao 2909 to 2015
Nachi 2915 to 2015
21st AF 2909 to 2812
23rd AF 3009 to 2812
Zuijo 2915 to 2813
15 9/13/2019 5:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Historical Opening' option.

14 9/13/2019 5:54:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

13 9/13/2019 5:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Ok Larry can not see who draws cards first so lets start the AA fire. Allies will not draw the Arcadia Conference card . So drawing 5 cards & 2 passes
12 9/13/2019 5:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Finally Larry I think we have game on , are you good to go?
11 9/12/2019 9:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Message Sides switched... you should be all set.

Good luck!
10 9/12/2019 9:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Change Allies player Allies player changed from Larry Meyers to jon edwards
9 9/12/2019 9:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Change Japanese player Japanese player changed from jon edwards to Larry Meyers
8 9/11/2019 1:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I went into edit game and was unable to change...I only have Allied rights...so I guess Chris or Paul has to change it...
7 9/11/2019 7:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hey Larry does Chris need to swap our sides over on ACTS or can we do it ?
6 9/3/2019 5:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Vassal is good for me Larry , I will email the turn & write everything up in ACTS. Will now what for Chris to sort.
5 9/3/2019 5:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hi Jon...I'll accept your bid of 1 to play the Allies...so I'm IJN...good luck and good playing...

I assume will will exchange .vlog files in VASSAL?! Larry

P.S. I'll start my pulse tomorrow, once our sides are exchanged in ACTS...


4 9/2/2019 9:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Message Jon Edwards will bid first, if you need change sides just email me (christhibault@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.

3 9/2/2019 9:34:00 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: Jon Edwards
5-9: Larry Meyers

2 9/2/2019 9:34:00 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.

Die roll to determine who bids first:

0-4: Jon Edwards
5-9: Larry Meyers

1 9/2/2019 9:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 12 to 11

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