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63 12/6/2019 5:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message correction to previous movement (several errors in it):

SW.Pac HQ for 3 activations:
1.) 5AF (short range) in Bougainville attacks Woodlark
2.) 13AF (short range) in Gili Gili attacks Woodlark
3.) SF in Port Moresby moves to Buna

62 12/6/2019 2:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #27: 1 / Operation Vengeance: The Death Of Yamamoto
Immediately remove the Japanese Yamamoto Combined Fleet HQ from its current hex location and replace it with the Japanese Ozawa Combined Fleet HQ in that location. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
SW.Pac HQ for 3 activations:
1.) 5AF (short range) attacks Rabaul
2.) 13AF (short range) in Gili Gili, moves to Bougainville and attacks Rabaul
3.) 2 MAW in Espiritu Santo, moves to Guadalcanal -> Bougainville and attacks Rabaul
61 12/6/2019 11:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

60 12/6/2019 11:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

59 12/6/2019 11:15:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese End Turn
58 12/6/2019 11:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message correction to entry #57:

Submarine warfare

roll - 5 (turn) +0 (1943)

sucess on 0 or less

(same result: FAILURE)

57 12/6/2019 11:09:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Submarine warfare

roll - 5 (turn) +1 (1942)

sucess on 0 or less
56 12/6/2019 10:52:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Sent to Europe Die Roll for CVL San Jacinto ... (sent to Europe on 0-1)
55 12/6/2019 10:51:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Sent to Europe Die Roll for XXIV ... (sent to Europe on 0-1)
54 12/5/2019 12:16:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message 8 Damage US (to be decided)
24 Damage JPN (Flip 1 MAW and 13AF)
53 12/5/2019 12:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Japanese:
Battle in Rabaul

USA 32 vs JPN 95
52 12/5/2019 12:06:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message JPN Reaction Movement

Activate Combined Fleet HQ for 3 + 2 = 5 activations

Shokaku Yamato and Kongo from Truk to Rabaul
25th,27th naval participates from his current bases

51 12/5/2019 11:59:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Attempt to change intelligence (OC 2 + 2 ZOI Traspass)
50 12/5/2019 11:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Whole change of last movement:

SW.Pac HQ for 4 activations:

1.) [Lexington] moves to Bougainville and attacks Raubal
2.) [Enterprise] moves to Bougainville and attacks Raubal
3.) MAW (Guadalcanal) moves to Bougainville and attacks Raubal
4.) 13AF (Espiritu Santo) moves to Bougainville and attacks Raubal

49 12/5/2019 10:52:00 AM Sep-Dec 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:
C.Pac HQ for 5 activations:

1.) [XIV] (Gili Gili [4024]) moves to 3923
2.) [5AF] (short range) (Bougainville [4222]) moves to Gili Gili
3.) SF (Port Moresby [3823]) moves to Bougainville
4.) IX (Oahu [5808]) moves to Port Moresby
5.) 13AF (Espritu Santo [4825]) moves to Guadalcanal -> Gili Gili

48 12/5/2019 10:31:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message WASP Sunk, no more damage in the battles.

Shokaku,Hieie,Aoba,Kongo and Yamato return to truk
26th naval air to Biak
Zuiho to Rabaul
47 12/5/2019 10:19:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 14

5
0
3
0
6
1
6
6
2
3
2
8
0
7


Message from Japanese:
7 battles -> 14 dice

Battles in order (always JPN first dice)

1)Townsville
13 vs 8
2)Noumea
12 vs 8
3) Espiritu Santo
9 vs 10
4) Gili-Gili
16 vs 10
5) Port Moresby
10 vs 8
6) Guadalcanal
10 vs 6
7) Bugainville
18 vs 17
46 12/5/2019 8:18:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Intelligence dice roll, ... sucess except on 9
45 12/5/2019 5:34:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #29: 3 / Combined Fleet: Battle of Santa Cruz
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air and naval units may be activated. Effective Aerial Torpedo Tactics: Increase Japanese aircraft carrier naval units attack strength by 2 for the duration of the Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Combined fleet for 7 activations.
From Truk
Yamato Attacks Bugainville
Shokaku Attacks Gili-Gili
Zuiho Attacks Guadalcanal
[Hiei] Attacks Espiritu Santo
Kongo Attacks Townsville

From Rabaul
Aoba Attacks Noumea
26th Air Naval Unit attacks Port Moresby
44 12/4/2019 5:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Special reaction in Buna
43 12/4/2019 5:08:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
Inteligence die
42 12/4/2019 5:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #36: 3 / Operation Cherry Blossom: Bougainville Landing
Activate: Any HQ. Logistics Value: 5 Arleigh Burke: US CA naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
ANZAC HQ for 6 activations:

1.) 3Aus (Port Moresby [3823]) moves to Buna
2.) Aus (Port Moresby [3823]) moves to Bougainville
3.) 3NZ (Noumea [4828]) moves to Port Moresby
4.) 2Aus (Townsville [3727]) moves to Port Moresby
5.) Kent (Townsville [3727]) moves to Bougainville
6.) [PM] (Carins [3623]) amphibious assault in Sarong
41 12/4/2019 4:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Allies:
Battle in Guadalcanal

JPN 16
Allied 45

40 12/4/2019 4:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message JPN ... no losses
Allied ... 5AF(short range) destroyed, 5AF(long range) reduced

39 12/4/2019 4:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
1


Message from Allies:
Battle in Bougainville

JPN 30 ... +1 drm
Allied 14

38 12/4/2019 4:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message correction to entry #37

Allied Reaction Move

C.Pac HQ activated (3+3 activations)

[BB N.Carolina] moves to Guadalcanal
[CV Wasp] moves to Guadalcanal
[CV Enterprise] moves to Guadalcanal
[CV Lexington] moves to Guadalcanal
[13AF] (Gili Gili) fights at Guadalcanal [full strength]
13AF (Espiritu Santo) fights at Guadalcanal [half stregnth]

37 12/4/2019 4:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allied Reaction Move

[BB N.Carolina] moves to Guadalcanal
[CV Wasp] moves to Guadalcanal
[CV Enterprise] moves to Guadalcanal
[CV Lexington] moves to Guadalcanal
[13AF] (Gili Gili) moves to Guadalcanal
13AF (Espiritu Santo) moves to Guadalcanal -> Bougainville

36 12/4/2019 4:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Intelligence dice roll. Sucess on anything except 9
35 12/4/2019 2:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #32: 3 / Operation I-Go: Air Offensive
Acitvation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air units may be activated. Air Shuttle: The Japanese gain a +1 die roll modification during air-naval combat if the battle is within 6 hexes of an inactive Japanese CV or CVL naval unit.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Activate Combined Fleet
21th,25th,26th,27th Air naval groups.
26th from 3319 to Admiralty Islands and to Rabaul and Atacks Bugainville
27th and 25h Atacks Bugainville
21th atacks guadalcanal

The Atack un Bougainville has a +1 for being at 6 hexes to CV in Truk
34 12/2/2019 5:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Alied damages: 46
Wasp, N.Carolina, and 13AF reduced

JPN damages: 16
Hiei reduced

33 12/2/2019 5:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from Allies:
Battle in Woodlark

Allied 32
JPN 92

32 12/2/2019 5:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #85: 2 / Battle of Kolombangara
Activation: Any HQ Intelligence: Intercept Logistic Value: Equal to Allied OC value. Conditions: Only naval units may be activated. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Reaction. Activate Comb Fleet for 3 + 3 activations.
Shokaku + Zuiho + Kongo + Hiei + Yamato from Truk to Battle Hex in 4122
Aoba from Rabaul also to 4122
31 12/2/2019 1:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
1.) I (Gili Gili [4024]) amphibious assault in Bougainville
2.) BB N.Carolina (Port Moresby [3823]) moves to Bougainville
3.) [CV Lexington] (Townsville [3727]) moves to Bougainville and attacks Woodlark
4.) [CV Enterprise] (Nouméa [4828]) moves to Bougainville and attacks Woodlark
5.) CV Wasp (Gili Gili [4024]) moves to Bougainville and attacks Woodlark
6.) 5AF (short range) (Port Moresby [3823]) moves to Gili Gili -> Guadalcanal and covers amphibious assault in Bougainville
7.) 5AF (long range) (Port Moresby [3823]) moves to Guadalcanal and covers amphibious assault in Bougainville
8.) 13AF (short range) (Espiritu Santo [4825]) moves to Guadalcanal -> Gili Gili and attacks Woodlark
9.) SF (Nouméa [4828]) moves to Port Moresby
30 12/2/2019 1:16:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #36: 3 / Operation Cherry Blossom: Bougainville Landing

Message from Allies:
Undo due to error in movement
29 12/2/2019 1:16:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Due to an error in last movement, I undo and return played card to hand.
28 12/1/2019 8:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #36: 3 / Operation Cherry Blossom: Bougainville Landing
Activate: Any HQ. Logistics Value: 5 Arleigh Burke: US CA naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
C.Pac HQ for 8 activations:

1.) I (Gili Gili [4024]) amphibious assault in Bougainville
2.) BB N.Carolina (Port Moresby [3823]) moves to Bougainville
3.) [CV Lexington] (Townsville [3727]) moves to Bougainville and attacks Woodlark
4.) [CV Enterprise] (Nouméa [4828]) moves to Bougainville and attacks Woodlark
5.) CV Wasp (Gili Gili [4024]) moves to Bougainville and attacks Woodlark
6.) 5AF (short range) (Port Moresby [3823]) moves to Gili Gili -> Guadalcanal and covers amphibious assault in Bougainville
7.) 5AF (long range) (Port Moresby [3823]) moves to Guadalcanal and covers amphibious assault in Bougainville
8.) IX (Oahu [5808]) moves to Port Moresby
27 11/30/2019 11:10:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
(Bonus not used.)
26 11/30/2019 10:18:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 3 cards.

25 11/30/2019 10:18:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

24 11/30/2019 10:15:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies End Turn
23 11/30/2019 10:10:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message (I though that the dice rolled from 1 to 10. In this case sucess on 0 or less.)

22 11/30/2019 10:10:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Submarine warfare

roll - 4 (turn) +1 (1942)

sucess on 1 or less
21 11/25/2019 1:55:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Success. China front to "Threat to Chunking"
20 11/25/2019 1:55:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Offensive in China with 9 divisions. No burma road. +1 for one allied air unit in china.
19 11/25/2019 1:54:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #48: 3 / General Adachi: New Guinea Offensive
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated. Bonus: Neither the HQ nor the units being activated need to be in supply in order to be activated, but must be within HQ activation range.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Offensive in China with 9 divisions. No burma road. +1 for one allied air unit in china.
18 11/23/2019 12:09:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 1 / Australian Coast Watchers
Intelligence: Intercept. Conditions: Can only be played if Japanese air or naval units are activated for the current Offensive. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
ANZAC for 2 activations:

1.) [PM] (Port Moresby [3823]) moves to Cairns
2.) 3 Aus (Cairns [3626]) moves to Port Moresby
17 11/19/2019 3:05:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #73: 2 / Ants: Japanese Barge Traffic Reinforcement
Activation: South or South Seas HQ only Logistics Value: 3 Bonus: If the Allies have not yet played the PT Boats event (Allied card 23) flip the Japanese ASP marker to its Barges side. The Japanese can use Japanese Barge movement until the Allied play of the PT Boats event cancels this capability. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
To activate SouthSeas HQ. Logistic (3) + Efficiency (2) = 5 troops

Activate Army units.

18th Army (3720) to Lae(3822)
17th Army (Rabaul) to Lae (3822)
T Air Force (3822) to Hollandia(3520)

Flip ASP to Barges
16 11/17/2019 11:52:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #64: 2 / Tradewind Taskforce: Morotai Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
SW.Pac HQ for 6 activations (only 4 used):

1.) 5AF moves to Port Moresby
2.) 5AF(b) moves to Port Moresby
3.) [XIV] moves to 3923
4.) [III] moves to Gili Gili
15 11/17/2019 11:09:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change War in Europe value From 1 to -1
14 11/17/2019 11:09:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #52: 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:
13 11/17/2019 9:56:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message US Reaction post battle movement

1 MAW to Guadalcanal
N.Carolina to Port Moresby
CV Enterpise to Noumea
CV Wasp to Gili Gili
CV Lexington to Townsville

12 11/17/2019 9:11:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Correction to entry #8

Rabaul Air-Naval battle.

US -> Naval (9) = 9 . Dice 4 (*1.0) -> 5 damage
JPN -> Naval (12+4+10+8) + Card Bonus (2+2+2+2) + Air (16) = 58 . Dice 4 (*.5) -> 29 damage

Results ->
US -> 16 damage to sink Northampton CA, rest of damage lost.
JPN -> no damage received

No following land battle.


Guadalcanal Air-Naval Battle

US -> Naval (8+8+8+16) = 40 . Dice 2 (*.25) -> 10 Damage
JPN -> Air (10+10) = 20 . Dice 2 (*.25) -> 5 Damage

Results ->
US -> No damage
JPN -> 26th naval air flipped.

US wins the battle, US amphibious assault follows

11 11/17/2019 6:18:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message JPN Reaction post battle movement
[26th naval air] to 3319
25th naval air to 4122
10 11/17/2019 6:08:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Guadalcanal land battle

US = 12 , Dice 9 - 2 Mixed Terrain = 7 (*1.5) -> 18
JPN = 2 , Dice 7 + 3 Amphibious transport = 10 (*2) -> 4

US wins the battle

US no damage
JPN unit eliminated
9 11/17/2019 6:04:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
6


Message from Japanese:
Guadalcanal Land Battle

First dice US, second JP
8 11/17/2019 6:03:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Rabaul Air-Naval battle.

US -> Naval (9) = 9 , Dice 4 + 3 surprise attack = 7 (*1.0) -> 9 damage
JPN -> Naval (12+4+10+8) + Card Bonus (2+2+2+2) + Air (16) = 58 . Dice 4 (*.5) -> 29 damage

Results ->
US 16 damage to sink Northampton CA, rest of damage lost.
JP 9 damage to to flip Tenryu

No following land battle.


Guadalcanal Air-Naval Battle

US -> Naval (8+8+8) = 24. Dice 2 + 3 surprise = 5 (*.5) -> 12 Damage
JPN -> Air (10+10) = 20 . Dice 2 (*.25) -> 5 Damage

Results ->

US -> No damage
JPN -> 26th naval air flipped.

US wins the battle, US amphibious assault follows

7 11/17/2019 5:51:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 4

4
4
2
2


Message from Japanese:
2 Air-Naval Battles Hexes. (no ground battles)

First two dice to resolve Rabaul battle (US first, JP second dice)
Then two dice to resolve Guadalcanal (US third, JP forth dice)
6 11/16/2019 5:54:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message * 21st Naval Air also activated in Rabaul. Participate in Rabaul Battle.
5 11/16/2019 5:47:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
As a result of playing the counterattack card
4 11/16/2019 5:46:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #17: 2 / Japanese Counterattack at Savo Island
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Intercept. Conditions: Either air or naval units may be activated, but not both. Japanese Night Fighting Advantage: Japanese CA, CL and APD naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for all battles fought during the current Offensive. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Played as a reaction event.

Activate Combined Fleet for an efficiency value of 6.

* 26th Naval Air (3119) -> Aitape (3260) -> Green (4121) -> Participate in Gualdacanal Hex Battle

* 25th Naval Air (3822) -> Green (4121) -> Participate in Guadalcanal Hex Battle

3 11/13/2019 11:13:00 AM May-Aug 1942 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:

C.Pac HQ for 8 activations (only 7 used):

1.) CA Northampton (Noumea [4828]) moves and attacks Rabaul
2.) [CV Enterprise] (Noumea [4828]) moves to 4524 and attacks Guadalcanal
3.) [CV Lexington] (Noumea [4828]) moves to 4524 and attacks Guadalcanal
4.) [CV Wasp] (Noumea [4828]) moves to 4524 and attacks Guadalcanal
5.) BB N.Carolina (Noumea [4828]) moves and attacks Guadalcanal
6.) 1st Marines (Noumea [4828]) amphibious assault against Guadalcanal
7.) 1 MAW (Efate [4826]) are activated in Efate
2 11/12/2019 11:17:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 2 cards.

1 11/12/2019 11:12:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 2 cards.

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