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44 11/12/2019 7:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For JN25
43 11/12/2019 7:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message 12 hits for AP, all AP units eliminated.....and they come right back.
Let me know who you want to flip, Zuiho or 26 NAF.
I'll flip Zuiho for now as it is irreplaceable.

42 11/12/2019 7:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Japanese:
Buin A/N
AP=24, +1 DRM

JP=78
41 11/12/2019 7:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message React with CF (3+2)
Yamato, Nagato, Hiei, Zuiho, and 28th NAF react.
40 11/12/2019 7:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #70: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Will play this for the intercept.
39 11/12/2019 4:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
Activate C-PAC 2 + 3 = 5

11th AF Dutch Harbor to turn track
13AF Woodlark attacks Buin
5thAF attacks Buin from Woodlark
13AF LRB to Guadcanal attacks Buin
11AF LRB Dutch Harbor to turn track

38 11/12/2019 2:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #79: 2 / Tinian Raid: Japanese Attack B29 Base
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:
For OC on CF (3+2)
Junyo to Singapore (Strat move)
Nagato to palau
Zuiho to Biak
[27th Army] to Ulithi (Strat move)
[Mogami] to Ulithi
37 11/11/2019 4:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
for the future...no file...
36 11/10/2019 7:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change War in Europe value From -1 to 0
35 11/10/2019 7:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Sorry, it started at -1, then went to +1 with your WIE, then back to 0 with my WIE....
34 11/10/2019 7:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change War in Europe value From 0 to -1
33 11/10/2019 7:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #54: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor 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: 2 1943: 1 1944: No Effect 1945: No Effect Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Get back in there!
Same file.
32 11/10/2019 4:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #47: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Major 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: 2 1944: 3 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
play this...no file...

...tired of delays for Europe...:)
31 11/10/2019 11:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Will play this into FOQ.
Back to you for next card, please use your current file.
30 11/9/2019 8:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #29: 2 / Operation Toenails: New Georgia Invasion
Actiavte: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Artillery Support: During all battles for this Offensive, the Allies receive a +1 die roll modifier during Ground combat.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
activate SEAC 1 + 4 = 5

4th Inf 2006 to 1905
33rd Inf 2105 to 2005
1st Inf 2205 to 2205
London/Warspite to Dacca
29 11/9/2019 1:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Should have read: The air units used THEIR PBM to get to Burma.
See the Play Note at the bottom of 9.6. As long as the air/naval units did not use strategic movement, they can PBM. No battles necessary.
28 11/9/2019 12:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Hi Robert...I don't understand this line from your e-mail"

"The air unit in Burma used there PBM to get that far."

I thought you had to have a battle to use PBM...so you can use without a battle? Larry
27 11/8/2019 5:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #16: 3 / Operation RI: New Guinea Offensive
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Event on Comb. Fleet (4+3)
Combining moves with PBM
2nd and 4th AD Peiping to Mandalay
1 ADVTokyo to Lashio
KOR Army Strat move to Rangoon
28th Army Rangoon to 2007
ED Army Strat move Tokyo to Rangoon
8 AD Davao to Yap.
The air unit in Burma used there PBM to get that far.
Back to you for next card.
26 11/8/2019 11:45:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Well, good rolls, but I don't like the odds...
No reaction, landing succeeds, POW +1.
Back to you for PBM, please use current file.
25 11/8/2019 11:42:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
5


Message from Japanese:
Rolling first for special reaction to create a battle hex at Gasmata.
Then, second roll is for reaction, assuming the first roll succeeds.
0-6 in both cases.
24 11/8/2019 8:29:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Redo move...

activate ANZAC 1 + 5 = 6

Kent/PM Inf 3823 to Gasmata--AMP
Washington/N Carolina Guad to Gasmata
1st MAW Gaud to Woodlark
2nd MAW 4825 to Woodlark
23 11/7/2019 4:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Sorry Larry, I missed it too. Just put them in Guadalcanal when you redo your last op.
22 11/7/2019 3:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Hi Robert...I don't know why I have such an issue with this...but I left ships in Woodlark last turn...how should I handle this? Thanks...Larry
21 11/6/2019 5:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Larry, you are in ISR, so cannot activate USN and US Army units. Please adjust.
20 11/6/2019 12:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #76: 2 / Oboe: Australians Invade Borneo
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Any nationality air and naval units may be activated, but only Australian ground units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
activate C PAC 3 + 5 = 8

N Carolina/2nd Aust AMP and 13AF into Gasmata
Washington Guad supports Gasmata
5thAF 3922 supports Gasmata
2MAW 4825 to Woodlark...supports Gasmata
Aust AF 3823 supports Gasmata
11th AF in Dutch Harbor to turn track

19 11/5/2019 5:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change US Political Will From 6 to 4
18 11/5/2019 5:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #43: 1 / Tojo Resigns: Moderates in Power
If the game turn is 1944 or later, this card must be played as an event otherwise it is a Japanese option to play as an event, an OC, or discard. Reduce US Political Will by two. The Allied Manchurian Invasion card's prerequisite has been met. Flip the game turn marker from its PM Tojo to its Tojo Resigns side as a reminder. RESHUFFLE: If this card is played as an OC or a discard, reshuffle the Japanese deck at the end of this game turn. This card may not be played as a Future Offensive. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Probably a little late for this to work, but why not?
17 11/4/2019 11:54:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Woodlark is yours Larry, please proceed with PBM using current file. Sorry things have been slow on my end, will try to pick-up pace.
16 11/2/2019 3:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #13: 3 / Operation Watchtower: Guadalcanal Invasion
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Intelligence: Surprise Attack Conditions: A maximum of one ground unit may be activated for this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
activate ANZAC 1 + 5 = 6

Kent/2 AUS Inf amp Woodlark
N Carolina/Washington supports Woodlark invasion
5AF 3626 to 3922 supports Woodlark
13AF 4825 to 3922supports Woodlark
15 10/31/2019 8:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For ISR
14 10/31/2019 8:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #11: 2 / US/British Second Front Conference - Germany First: US Inter-Service Rivalry
Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivalry is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Ha ha ha!
Get back in there.
Will draw card, then back to you, please update ISR on current file when you play next card.
No file sent.
13 10/31/2019 7:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #13: 3 / Operation Watchtower: Guadalcanal Invasion

Message from Allies:
new card...
12 10/31/2019 7:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Discard Strategy card #46: 2 / Operation Brewer: Admiralty Is. Invasion
OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
my discard
11 10/31/2019 7:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #52: 1 / Roosevelt-Nimitz-MacArthur: End of US Army-Navy Dispute
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: If this card is played as an event, the Allies have the option to discard a card of their choice and replace it with any card from the discard pile (not those removed from play). Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Play and will discard to get another card from draw pile...
10 10/30/2019 9:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #26: 2 / Chiang Kai-shek: Anti Communist Offensive
Move the China marker one box to the left toward Government Collaped box. If moved into the Government Collapsed box China surrenders immediately. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
EVENT, marker to Threat to Chunking.
9 10/30/2019 2:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message no PBM...
8 10/30/2019 11:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For sub attack...
7 10/30/2019 11:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Subs miss, will draw card, then back to you for PBM.
Just use current file.
6 10/30/2019 11:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
Sub attack
5 10/30/2019 11:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #75: 1 / Submarine Attack
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:
Will try to damage a CV
4 10/29/2019 6:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
activate SW PAC 2 + 4 =6

SF Marine amp Kusaie from E Santo--one POW
SM Marine amp Nauru from Guad...one POW
Lexington/Enerprise/Washington/N. Carolina Noumea to Guad...
3 10/29/2019 5:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

2 10/29/2019 3:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message OK Larry, draw your cards and you go first.
1 10/29/2019 3:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

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