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66 11/12/2019 1:13:00 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 South HQ(0)due to 13.79...
15th Army in Burma...
38th Army in Malaya...
35th army in Shanghai..
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15th Army assaults Rangoon 18 ground +4 Surprise...
38th Army(18 ground +4) attacks 3rd Indian Corps at Kuantan...
35th army in Shanghai transfers to Davao...
65 11/12/2019 12:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
per #21...
64 11/12/2019 12:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I reduced 2nd Indian Corps at Dacca unless you wish to change that?.......
63 11/12/2019 12:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 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:
Problems in India cancels the Offensive!!!...
62 11/11/2019 8:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No battle hexes
61 11/11/2019 8:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #48: 2 / New China Army: Stilwell Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if SEAC HQ, for all others: 3 Conditions: Only ground and air units may be activated. Bonus: The Allies receive one Chinese ground replacement step for a reduced Chinese unit. This replacement step cannot be saved and is lost if not used immediately. Additionally, all Chinese army units in range of the activating HQ may be activated for no additional activation cost.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Bonus: Build (66A) from 4-12 to 66A 6-12 @ Kunming
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Activate HQ: SEAC (1+LV4)
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Activate Units:
1) AVG AF @ Rangoon, moves to Akyab
-) (CH 5A) @ Kunming, moves to 2107 via trans routes
-) (CH 6A) @ Kunming, moves to 2007 via trans routes
-) CH 66A @ Kunming, moves to Lashio via trans routes
2) IN 1C @ Imphal/Kohima, moves to Mandalay
3) IN 2C @ Dacca, moves to Akyab
4) FE AF @ Dacca, moves to Mandalay
60 11/11/2019 3:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM - All air units return to previous locations...
59 11/11/2019 3:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allies: Die roll request
Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
IJA 20 -2 Mixed

IJA roll is
===============
IJA should have had a +2 for Air which nets to no DRM

(1B) division is eliminated
58 11/11/2019 3:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
IJA 20 -2 Mixed

IJA roll is
57 11/11/2019 3:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Burnese 1B division reduced (1B)
56 11/11/2019 3:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
IJA air 52 A/N +3 surprise
vs
None

IJA roll is
55 11/11/2019 3:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Some things don't seem to change in the CBI. Allies are either really bad or really good, but mostly the former. :)))
54 11/11/2019 3:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Intel Change roll oc:4 -2 Air Recon

roll is....
53 11/11/2019 12:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #66: 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:
Activate Combined Fleet(3)+2 OC = 5 activations...
15th Army in Siam, KOR army, 5th Air Division in Bangkok, 22nd Air Flotilla at Kota Bharu, and 25th Air Flotilla at Miri...
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15th Army assaults the 1st Burmese Division supported by the 3 air units...
KOR Army transfers to Hanoi...
52 10/31/2019 6:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Historical Opening' option.

51 10/31/2019 6:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message no replacements...
50 10/30/2019 10:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Sending new logfile. Forgot to set allied passes to 2.
49 10/30/2019 10:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
should have set card draw to 5 not 4. drawing fifth card
48 10/30/2019 10:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Arcadia Conference' option.

47 10/30/2019 10:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message For card draw will be taking Arcadia option
46 10/30/2019 10:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allied sub warfare is unsuccessful
45 10/30/2019 10:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Allied sub warfare roll GT2 = -1DRM 1942 = +1DRM = Net -1DRM

roll is....
44 10/30/2019 10:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allied Replacements
Air
2 Rebuild US 7 AF to full from destroyed @ Oahu
2 Rebuild US 7 AF LRB to full from destroyed @ MIdway
1 Lost

US Naval
1 Restore CV Enterprise to full @ Oahu
Oahu Naval
1 Restore CV Lexington to full @ Oahu

Ground
2 Lost
43 10/30/2019 9:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message OMG!! What have you sneaky Niponese doing with all the force buildup
at Miri? This isn't an Indian Ocean raid is it?
42 10/30/2019 4:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I noticed Dutch Air was moved to Tarakan but I think it is an 'Emergency Naval Move' only isn't it??...
41 10/29/2019 11:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allies: Die roll request
Request: 10-sided die x 4

6
6
6
0


Message from Allies:
WIE die rolls:
1) US XI Corps
2) US 5th AF
3) US 5th AF LRB
4) US 10th AF LRB

Rolls are...
=================
US 10th AF LRB to turn 5 (+3 turns)
40 10/29/2019 11:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 4

6
6
6
0


Message from Allies:
WIE die rolls:
1) US XI Corps
2) US 5th AF
3) US 5th AF LRB
4) US 10th AF LRB

Rolls are...
39 10/29/2019 11:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allied Reinforcements
ASP marker to 1

SEAC HQ to Calcutta

All Allied Reinforcements to Delayed Box


38 10/29/2019 11:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Pressed END button on vassal module to let module update stuff.
37 10/29/2019 11:03:00 PM December 1941 Allies End Turn
36 10/29/2019 10:59:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message Allies Emergency Naval Moves
CA Exeter from Colombo to Calcutta
DD Asia from Balikpapan to Batavia
CA Asia from Leyte/Samar to Koepang
CL Dutch from Tjilatjap to Soerbaja
CA Kent from Townsville AU to Guadalcanal
35 10/29/2019 9:48:00 PM December 1941 Japanese Message PBM...
BB Kongo, CA Mogami, CVL Ryujo to Miri...
22nd AF to Kota Bharu...
CA Takao & 23rd AF to Davao...
21st AF to Aparri...
5th AD to Bangkok...
34 10/28/2019 6:30:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message Well I just set up our vassal positions on the EOTS map. Pretty impressive Admiral!! A little good fortune and you'd have wiped out Malaya AF as well!
You didn't lose any forces. Captured 1 Res Point. Captured 8 ports and an additional 5 airbases. SNLF forces with Naval units in great position. Ready to force your will on us lowly Allies!! :))))
33 10/27/2019 8:00:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message Allies: Die roll request
Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
8


Message from Allies:
22nd AF 20-10 +3 Surprise
vs
Mal AF 6-9

IJN first, allied roll if needed....
===========================
IJN 2+3=5=50%*20=10 hits (Malaya AF reduced 9 hits)
vs
Mal AF 8=100%*6=6 hits NE

32 10/27/2019 7:49:00 PM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
8


Message from Allies:
22nd AF 20-10 +3 Surprise
vs
Mal AF 6-9

IJN first, allied roll if needed....
31 10/27/2019 7:47:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message (25A) storms ashore at Khota Bharu.!!
30 10/27/2019 7:45:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message Allies: Die roll request
Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
1


Message from Allies:
Force Z mission (Allied die roll if needed)

IJN 25 +3 surprise
vs
Force Z 8

IJN is first
===============
Force Z rests tonight in Neptune's realm!!!! All Britain is shocked by their demise!!! Winston in disbelief had another mournful round of drink with cigar.
29 10/27/2019 7:42:00 PM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
1


Message from Allies:
Force Z mission (Allied die roll if needed)

IJN 25 +3 surprise
vs
Force Z 8

IJN is first
28 10/27/2019 6:44:00 PM December 1941 Japanese Message ok change to Force Z....
BB Kongo and CA Mogami support the landing of 25th army against Force Z(25 naval factors +3 surprise) with 22nd Air Flotilla(20-10-3)+3 surprise) attacking the Malaya air unit...
27 10/27/2019 9:51:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message it says Force Z moves in the Reaction Phase so I assumed because it's a 'battle hex' that they cannot leave the hex....
26 10/27/2019 9:41:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message I also had moved 14th Army to assault in Borneo at 2615 but moved them back to Tainan after I expended all the AA points.... :-) it was just a feint!...
25 10/27/2019 9:32:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message in Malaya that's why I attacked Singapore first... :-)
24 10/26/2019 10:44:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message That's everything resolved except Malay Peninsula
23 10/26/2019 10:41:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message Allies: Die roll request
Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Allies:
Clark Field Air/Naval
IJN 44 +3 Surprise
vs
US 10 (Second roll only applies if there are survivors)

IJN is first
==========================
IJN 6+3=9=100%*44=44 hits (both air units are elim)
22 10/26/2019 10:40:00 PM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Allies:
Clark Field Air/Naval
IJN 44 +3 Surprise
vs
US 10 (Second roll only applies if there are survivors)

IJN is first
21 10/26/2019 10:39:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message Allies: Die roll request
Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Allies:
Davao Ground
IJA 18-12/2 +2 Air +2 Naval -2 Mixed
vs
M 3-10 +3 Amphib

IJA is first
==================
IJA 4+2=6=100%*18=18 hits (M Reduced)
vs
M 4+3=7=150%*3=4.5=5 hits NE

(M) needs to retreat
20 10/26/2019 10:31:00 PM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Allies:
Davao Ground
IJA 18-12/2 +2 Air +2 Naval -2 Mixed
vs
M 3-10 +3 Amphib

IJA is first
19 10/26/2019 10:29:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message Allies: Die roll request
Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Davao Air/Naval
IJN 6 +3 Surprise

roll is...
=================
8+3=11=100%*6=6 hits NE
18 10/26/2019 10:28:00 PM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Davao Air/Naval
IJN 6 +3 Surprise

roll is...
17 10/26/2019 10:23:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message Continuing on with other action:
Miri falls to IJN control and resource centers is now at 4
16 10/26/2019 10:18:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message Have a question. Don't necessarily have an answer.

#2: 3 / IAI-Operation No.1: Conquest of SE Asia
Activate: Any units within range of any Japanese HQ. Logistic Value: 20 +6 Total HQ Efficiency Intelligence: Surprise Attack Condtions: A total of 26 units may be activated. If a Japanese naval unit enters a Malaysian coastal hex, Force Z is placed in that hex during reaction movement. (If choice, Allied chooses). No Allied air ZOI during this Offensive, but if not in a battle hex automatically participates in one battle within range. May only Amphibious Assault hexes that are within 5 contiguous water hexes of a Japanese controlled port. AA to Manila/Singapore requires naval escort and each naval unit loses one step prior to battle. May only be played as an event as the second card of the December 1941 game turn. Remove after playing as an event.

The card says "If a naval unit enters a Malaysian coastal hex, Force Z is placed in that hex during reaction movement. (if choice, Allied chooses).

Is the Amphib Assault against Khota Bharu considered a naval unit? The rules mention restrictions that don't apply if the card says so but otherwise wouldn't that be a naval movement of ground forces?

Note that Event cards that restrict the activation of naval units
do not prevent amphibious units from using amphibious assault,
and that Inter-service rivalry being in effect does not prevent Army
units (Japanese or US) from using amphibious assault movement.

What's your take on this? If it is a naval movement for Amphib Assault then as the Allied player I'd put Force Z in the Khota Bharu hex.

15 10/26/2019 10:00:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message Allies: Die roll request
Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
4


Message from Allies:
Wake Is Ground
IJA 9 +2 Air +2 Naval
vs
US 2 +3 Amphib

IJA is first
=====================
IJA 3+4=7=150%*9=13.5=14 hits (Mar W slim)
vs
US 4+3=7=150%*2=3 hits NE
14 10/26/2019 9:58:00 PM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
4


Message from Allies:
Wake Is Ground
IJA 9 +2 Air +2 Naval
vs
US 2 +3 Amphib

IJA is first
13 10/26/2019 9:56:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message Allies: Die roll request
Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Allies:
Wake Island Air/Naval
IJN 15 +3 surprise
vs
US 1

IJN roll is first
======================
IJN 4+3=7=100%*15=15hits (Mar 211 elim)
vs
US 4=50%*1=0.5=1 hit NE
12 10/26/2019 9:53:00 PM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Allies:
Wake Island Air/Naval
IJN 15 +3 surprise
vs
US 1

IJN roll is first
11 10/26/2019 9:50:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message Allies: Die roll request
Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
9


Message from Allies:
Hong Kong
IJA 9-12 -2 Mixed
vs
HK 3-4

IJA is first ....
=============================
IJA 1-2=0 = 50% * 9 =4.5 or 5 hits (HK reduced)
vs
HK 9 = 200% * 3 = 6 hits

HK surrenders
10 10/26/2019 9:47:00 PM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
9


Message from Allies:
Hong Kong
IJA 9-12 -2 Mixed
vs
HK 3-4

IJA is first ....
9 10/26/2019 9:43:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message Looks like the Nipponese want New Guinea. Just a guess.... :-))
8 10/26/2019 9:07:00 PM December 1941 Japanese Message 1)Hong Kong - 17th Army attacks HK Division(9-12 v 3-4)
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Wake - 27th army(1 ASP/7) supported by CA Nachi 10-10 & 24th AF 10-10-3/2...a/n= 15factors (+3 surprise) ground = 9 factors (+4?)...
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Malaya - 38th army marches to 2109
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Singapore - BB Kongo + CA Mogami + 22nd Air Flotilla attack Singapore = 45 a/n (+3 surprise)...
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2nd SNLF lands at Miri(1 ASP/6)
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Aparri - 1st SNLF lands (1 ASP/5)
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Davao - 14th Army(2 ASP's/2)18-12 v 3-10 M division supported by CVL Ryujo 6-8-3(+3 surprise)(+2/+2/-2)
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Siam - 15h army marches in 2109...
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Khota Baru - 25th army lands(1 ASP/6)
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APD Kamikaze + 3rd SNLF land at Biak...
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CL Tenryu + 4th SNLF land at Wewak...
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Hollandia - 16th army (1 ASP/0)lands...
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Rabaul - CA Aoba transports South Seas Detachment to capture it...
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Clark Field - CA Takao + 21st & 23rd Air Flotilla's attack...44 air (+3 surprise)...
----------------------------------------------------
5th Air Division activates at Tainan...

7 10/12/2019 11:15:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #2: 3 / IAI-Operation No.1: Conquest of SE Asia
Activate: Any units within range of any Japanese HQ. Logistic Value: 20 +6 Total HQ Efficiency Intelligence: Surprise Attack Condtions: A total of 26 units may be activated. If a Japanese naval unit enters a Malaysian coastal hex, Force Z is placed in that hex during reaction movement. (If choice, Allied chooses). No Allied air ZOI during this Offensive, but if not in a battle hex automatically participates in one battle within range. May only Amphibious Assault hexes that are within 5 contiguous water hexes of a Japanese controlled port. AA to Manila/Singapore requires naval escort and each naval unit loses one step prior to battle. May only be played as an event as the second card of the December 1941 game turn. Remove after playing as an event.

OC: 0 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
6 10/12/2019 10:59:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message Kido Butai returns to Saipan/Tinian...
5 10/12/2019 10:59:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Message 36 hits Eliminate air units & BB reduce CA...
4 10/12/2019 10:48:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
36 air factors +3 surprise...
3 10/12/2019 10:16:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Change US Political Will From 0 to 8
2 10/12/2019 10:14:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #1: 3 / Operation Z: Attack on Pearl Harbor
Activate: Hex 3705: CV Akagi, CV Soryu, CV Shokaku, and BB Hiei. Intelligence: Surprise Attack Condtions: These 4 naval units cannot be activated again during this game turn. Naval units may move 18 hexes. Must declare hex 5808 (Oahu) a Battle hex. Allied player does not roll during the AIr Naval Combat Segment and units defend at 1/2 strength. US Political Will marker is moved +8. The US CVs in hexes 5410/5609 cannot be attacked and must conduct post battle movement to 5808. May only be played as an event as the first card of the December 1941 game turn. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 0 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
1 10/12/2019 10:14:00 AM December 1941 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 2 cards.

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