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113 12/6/2019 11:22:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message pass 1/1
112 12/6/2019 11:18:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from Japanese:
A ground 12-2 vs 19
111 12/6/2019 11:03:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
7


Message from Japanese:
A a/n 20 vs 45
110 12/6/2019 10:57:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #46: 3 / Operation A-Go: Battle of the Philippine Sea
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if Combined Fleet HQ, otherwise: 4. Intelligence: Intercept. Tactical Wire Intercepts: Allied carrier units have their defense values increased by two for the duration of the Offensive. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
south hq for 1+4
109 12/6/2019 5:32:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #60: 3 / 20th Bomber Command: B29 Raids from China
Randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand if a B29 air unit is located in the China air unit box. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
SEAC HQ, 4 units
108 12/6/2019 8:38:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #78: 1 / Tainan Air Unit: Reinforcement
The Japanese player receives the Tainan Air Unit. This unit may be placed on any friendly, in supply, airfield that is within range of an in supply Japanese HQ. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
107 12/6/2019 5:03:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #25: 1 / Operation Lilliput: Buna, New Guinea Offensive
Activate: SW HQ only. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: May only activate US air and US/Australian ground units (an exception to the Allied HQ National Command rules). US Reservist Enter Combat: US ground units have their attack strength reduced by one for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
106 12/5/2019 8:27:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
9


Message from Japanese:

A ground 18+2 vs 3+3
105 12/5/2019 7:48:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I do nothing. You can go.
104 12/5/2019 7:47:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
as I understand, I can't react.
I just roll for intelligence to cancel the +3 modifier (even if it's useless).
pass if 7 and less
103 12/4/2019 4:13:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #37: 3 / 1st Convoy Escort Fleet: Escort Organization
Activation: Combined Fleet HQ only Logistic Value: 2 Bonus: The Japanese player places the Escort marker on the game turn track on its +2 side or flips the escort marker to its +4 side if the marker is already in play on its +2 side. See Submarine Warfare for effects of this die roll modifier. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
102 12/4/2019 3:25:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message you can play your first card
101 12/4/2019 3:21:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

100 12/4/2019 1:59:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

99 12/4/2019 1:55:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
my replacement point went to Yamato

strategic subs attack turn 3 -1 for faulty torp.
98 12/4/2019 1:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese End Turn
97 12/3/2019 2:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 8 to 5
96 12/3/2019 2:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message slight discrepancy in the order of ACTS message but you will understand.
I played until turn 3's reinforcements. see the file
95 12/3/2019 2:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
94 12/3/2019 2:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

4
2
5
2
8
8


Message from Allies:
roll for 6 US army reinforcements. Each goes to Europe on 0-1.
From left to right (see file) - 4 air units first, then 2 ground units
93 12/3/2019 1:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message you select card and should be an option ; play as event
; play as op
;play as future
92 12/3/2019 1:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I would like to keep my last card as future operation. Can you tell me how to do that with ACTS ?
91 12/2/2019 8:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message well I did send enough firepower this time to sink cv even with a quarter strength result. but perhaps you will have used up all the bad rolls early.

90 12/2/2019 5:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I'm not in the habit of blaming the dice but...
89 12/2/2019 5:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message is it my third 9 on intel roll for this turn ?

88 12/2/2019 4:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Intelligence roll. passed if <9.
87 12/2/2019 4:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message You had 6 military cards on 7 ! 5 of which were value 3 ! OMG, this turn is awful !
86 12/2/2019 3:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #44: 3 / Tokyo Express: Bougainville Reinforcements
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Bonus: The Japanese temporarily gain 2 ASPs that can be used for the duration of this Offensive. Place the Tokyo Express marker in any Japanese controlled hex. See Emergency Supply Routes for the use of this marker.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
CFHQ for 4+3
85 12/2/2019 2:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I just play China airlift as an event to flip the burma road marker to Hump side.
84 12/2/2019 2:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #17: 2 / China Airlift
Hump Operations into China: Flip the Burma Road Status marker from its No Hump to Hump side for the remainder of the game. Bonus: The AVG air unit (which normally cannot receive replacements) or a 14th AF air unit (either one) immediately receives a replacement step if it is in Northern India, Burma, or the Air units in China box. This replacement can be used to bring a 14th AF air unit (but not the AVG) back from elimination in any friendly in supply Northern India or Burma airfield. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
83 12/2/2019 12:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message checking you received file
82 12/1/2019 8:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
9


Message from Japanese:
C a/n 56 vs 18
81 12/1/2019 8:58:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from Japanese:
B a/n 12 vs 2
80 12/1/2019 8:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
a a/n 13
79 11/30/2019 3:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message no activation from my part. you can go on with resolution
78 11/30/2019 3:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
intell roll. Need less than 9
77 11/29/2019 1:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #8: 3 / Operation C: Indian Ocean Raid
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: May activate only Naval units. Bonus: Add 1 to all Japanese air-naval battle die rolls if any Commonwealth naval units are present in the battle.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
cfhq for 7
76 11/29/2019 10:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message sorry for that. I tend to forgot the rules when I need to forgot them...
Let's cancel my move and I pass for the second time
75 11/29/2019 10:27:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #4: 1 / Arcadia Conference

Message from Allies:
74 11/29/2019 9:44:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message you can undo card play in acts for example and play to futures, still able to get out of ISR or get the hq later in war.
73 11/29/2019 9:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #4: 1 / Arcadia Conference
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: The Allied player receives the ABDA HQ, which is place in any in supply port in Java, Borneo, Sumatra or Celebes. If no such port is available this HQ is removed from play for the remained of the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
72 11/29/2019 8:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
0


Message from Japanese:
A a/n 73+3 vs ?
71 11/29/2019 8:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message OMG, very bad intel. Pearl Harbour one was a really bad surprise. I think there will be a few court marshals over number two!
70 11/29/2019 6:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message ;)
69 11/29/2019 6:55:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
intelligence check
68 11/28/2019 8:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #9: 3 / Rear Admiral Matami Ugaki: Seizure of Hawaiian Islands
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Maximum 1 ground (any size) unit may be activated. Bonus: Naval units for both sides may move up to 21 hexes.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
CFHQ for 6+3
67 11/28/2019 7:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message then I pass. Your turn again
66 11/28/2019 7:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
combat D. I still can't harm you
65 11/28/2019 7:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
combat C. same
64 11/28/2019 7:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
combat B. same. your DR only
63 11/28/2019 7:29:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
combat A. The die roll is for you (I can't do any damage)
62 11/28/2019 7:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Ok. I will roll for you.
61 11/27/2019 11:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I have moved to laptop for a couple days so either you do combats and send file with next action ( as there will be no pbm for my units) or resend last file to me so I have it to go ahead from.

Greig
60 11/27/2019 2:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I don't play any Reaction card so you have Suprise. Go on...
(these first 4 months of 42 will not stay as good memories for american people...)
59 11/26/2019 4:32:00 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:
South hq for 4
58 11/26/2019 1:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I let you flip your grounbd unit and no PBM.
You can go on with your next card.
57 11/25/2019 4:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message flip Japan army, and pbm?

56 11/25/2019 4:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Totally surprised by that. A/N is 13 +3
55 11/25/2019 4:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Ok , intel roll at 1
54 11/25/2019 4:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 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:
let's try it again...
53 11/25/2019 2:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message it will hurt. You can go on.

52 11/25/2019 2:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
I can do nothing but rolling for Intelligence.
Intel value is 4
51 11/25/2019 12:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #81: 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:
2 OC for CFHQ for 5
intel 4
50 11/25/2019 2:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message no post battle moverments. air units stay where they are. You can go on with your next card.
49 11/24/2019 5:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message almost but no luck
48 11/24/2019 5:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
A a/n 16 +3
47 11/24/2019 5:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
ok intel is 1
46 11/24/2019 5:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #10: 1 / General Douglas MacArthur: Pacific First Strategy
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 re-place 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:
Activate SEAC HQ
45 11/24/2019 3:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Flipped air unit for your hit. Forgot to start log so save file to you.
44 11/24/2019 3:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
6


Message from Japanese:
B a/n 36 vs 10
43 11/24/2019 3:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
0


Message from Japanese:
A ground 18 -2+2 vs 6
42 11/24/2019 3:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
Ok
A a/n 20
41 11/24/2019 11:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Intelligence is Intercept but I don't activate. You can go on with battles A & B.
40 11/24/2019 11:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Intelligence roll
39 11/24/2019 11:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message SEAC too far, SW Pac out of supply... I fear I can do nothing but rolling intelligence to avoid the +3...
38 11/23/2019 2:35:00 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 hq for 5+1
37 11/23/2019 10:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message #8 file sent
36 11/23/2019 10:14:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message if you don't mind, I play that same card but as an event instead of Operation. It just allow me one more activated unit...

35 11/23/2019 10:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
as Operation on SEAC HQ
34 11/23/2019 9:41:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message sent again, wonder where they are getting to? Have you checked your junk mail ?
33 11/22/2019 5:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Sent a file back to you. Your option to play or pass.
32 11/22/2019 2:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
8


Message from Japanese:
C ground
9 +2+2 -1 vs 1 +3
31 11/22/2019 2:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
7


Message from Japanese:
B ground 18 +2 -2 vs 5
30 11/22/2019 2:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
A battles were all auto hits
B a/n 20 +3
29 11/22/2019 12:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I don't believe it... no comment. I don't need to send you any vlog. Go on... ;)
28 11/22/2019 12:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
this is my intel roll
27 11/22/2019 12:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I make an Intell roll. Failed on 9.
26 11/21/2019 5:27:00 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 hq for 7+1 CA have +2 to their attack strength
25 11/21/2019 9:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
strategic subs turn 2 +1 on roll
24 11/21/2019 9:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 4

5
7
8
3


Message from Japanese:
diversion rolls as per log , top down so infantry first. 0-1 is diverted
23 11/21/2019 9:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Am doing sequence of play stuff now, you will have the SEAC HQ to place somewhere
22 11/21/2019 2:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Sorry ! I was so eager to draw my first cards that I skipped turn 2's starting steps. (and it was late...)
I propose you play them from now. And let's see if you pass your submarine roll. With the +1 and the low turn number, I hope I will get this 5 cards draw.
21 11/20/2019 11:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message We missed replacements and reinforcement steps . Plus the sub roll with modifier for turn 2.Some diversion rolls as well.
20 11/20/2019 5:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Historical Opening' option.

19 11/20/2019 5:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Arcadia Conference' option.

18 11/20/2019 5:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Ok. All seems fine. It's a long time since I didn't play with ACTS but I think I'm OK.
I want to draw 4 cards + Arcadia conference.
I hope I will find the good commands to do that.
17 11/20/2019 1:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hope correct now.
16 11/20/2019 1:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Change Allies player Allies player changed from jean-philippe to jpdepotte
15 11/18/2019 11:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Did not do attrition or move the political will marker. You can adjust map when doing your ENM.
14 11/18/2019 11:16:00 PM December 1941 Japanese End Turn

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