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183 1/13/2020 6:39:00 PM Master ID = 25335 Game Deleted
182 1/13/2020 7:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Hi Cezary

Per 7.26, I don't think you have an HQ that can trace an activation path to either battle hex because my AZOI blocks the path. As a result, you can't activate units to those hexes Can you take a look and let me know if you agree? Maybe we ask the question on BGG (I've been wrong before!) thanks, Pete

From 7.26
"There must be at least one declared battle hex within range of this HQ (this range cannot be blocked by any
means); if there are no such HQs, no reaction is possible."
181 1/12/2020 11:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Your losses and pbm.
180 1/12/2020 11:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
As per event.
179 1/12/2020 11:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
San Jacinto
178 1/12/2020 11:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #24: 1 / Submarine Attack
Play during an offensive; at the end of all combat 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:
Also this one.
177 1/12/2020 11:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
8


Message from Japanese:
A/N B, AL first with +1
176 1/12/2020 11:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
2


Message from Japanese:
Amphib A, AL first with +4, JP with +3
175 1/12/2020 11:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
9


Message from Japanese:
A/N A, AL first with +1
174 1/12/2020 11:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
as per event text.
173 1/12/2020 11:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
Yes, I can react. ZOI has meaning to Special Reaction move and intel roll. CF HQ active.
172 1/12/2020 11:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
171 1/12/2020 11:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #53: 3 / Operation Forager II: Invasion of Saipan and Tinian
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
We activate CPAC. File is uploaded. I don't think you can react to either battle since there are no AZOI and we have air cover but please confirm.

as per other email, i also think you get to round up your resources so go ahead and draw another card
170 1/12/2020 3:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 7 to 5
169 1/12/2020 3:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Your turn.
168 1/12/2020 3:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

167 1/11/2020 8:46:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message over to you
166 1/11/2020 8:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

165 1/11/2020 8:37:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies End Turn
164 1/11/2020 8:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change game turn Game turn changed to Sep-Dec 1942
163 1/11/2020 8:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Set Deck Reshuffle Deck will not be reshuffled before next deal
162 1/11/2020 8:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Sub warfare
161 1/11/2020 8:33:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change game turn Game turn changed to Jan-Apr 1943
160 1/11/2020 7:56:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
27 factors +3 Surprise @ Paulau
159 1/11/2020 7:54:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #44: 2 / Operation Squarepeg: Green Is. Invasion
Activate: Anzac HQ only. Logistic Value: 2 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but the only ground unit that can be activated is the 3rd NZ division.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
ANZAC - surprise attack at Paulau
158 1/11/2020 1:47:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
No file. Over to you.
157 1/10/2020 12:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #69: 3 / S-Day: Invasion of Luzon
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Bonus: If the 11th Airborne Division is on an airfield, not activated, with ANY in supply US air unit, the 11th Airborne division can be placed on any unoccupied hex that is not in an unneutralized Japanese air ZOI and is within the extended range/normal LRB (including B29) range of the air unit that it is stacked with.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
we activate ANZAC and made 7 activations. File is up - over to you.
156 1/10/2020 11:28:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Done.
155 1/10/2020 10:10:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
5


Message from Allies:
air/naval near rangoon
1. JP with 49 factors
2. AP with 11 factors
154 1/10/2020 10:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
allied intell on 6 or less
153 1/10/2020 8:34:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #13: 2 / JN 25 Code Change: May 28, 1942
Intelligence: Intercept Conditions: May be played after an intelligence die roll, but not after the play of another intelligence reaction card. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
South HQ. Over to you.
152 1/9/2020 3:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change War in Europe value From 0 to 1
151 1/9/2020 3:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
Can you adjust WIE again? Thanks!
150 1/9/2020 8:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 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:
Over to you.
149 1/8/2020 7:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change War in Europe value From -1 to 0
148 1/8/2020 7:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #14: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor 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: 1 1944: 2 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
can you adjust WIE on the gameboard on your next play?
147 1/8/2020 2:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Your card play.
146 1/7/2020 7:47:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allied marines are KIA....to you for PBM
145 1/7/2020 7:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
6


Message from Allies:
No allied reaction.
1. JP with 9+2
2. AP with 4+0
144 1/7/2020 1:16:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #67: 2 / Japanese Army/Navy: Central Agreement
This event ends a Japanese inter-service rivalry. Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the Japanese 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 Japanese 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).

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
South Seas HQ active. Over to you.
143 1/7/2020 1:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
2


Message from Japanese:
Amphibious assault, AL first
142 1/6/2020 10:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
File uploaded. I believe just one battle that you cannot react to due to AZOI blocking the activation path. If so, go ahead and resolve (or you can possibly cancel via a card?)

I have no PBM assuming I am correct on the battle
141 1/6/2020 2:37:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Back to you.
140 1/6/2020 10:08:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I feel like those were very lucky results for the allies! You can allocate battles losses and do your PBM


139 1/6/2020 10:04:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
9


Message from Allies:
Land battle East of Rangoon
1. JP with 20 factors (-2 DRM for terrain)
2. AP with 16 factors (+1 DRM for Armor)

Note: Allies will have both naval and air units left after air/naval combat regardless of how JP allocates hits
138 1/6/2020 10:00:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
8


Message from Allies:
Air/Naval
1. JP with 73 factors
2. AP with 40 factors
137 1/6/2020 9:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Allied intelligence on 8 or less
136 1/6/2020 3:39:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #60: 3 / East Force: Conquest of Celebes
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 active. Over to you.
135 1/5/2020 8:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #18: 1 / Edwin Booz: Defense Consultant
Allied player immediately receives 1 permanent amphibious shipping point. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Adjusted Allied ASP. File up.
134 1/5/2020 1:24:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Looks ok, no changes. Over to you.
133 1/4/2020 12:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Files uploaded. Interesting battle - JP wins the land and the Allies lose armies and air...but JP loses air.....I took the air/naval loss on my big BB but you can change it if you want. Take a look and if the file looks okay I'll do my turn next.
132 1/4/2020 12:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Allies:
Land Battle of Kendari
1. JP with 54 factors -2DRM for mixed terrain
2. AP with 32 factors
131 1/4/2020 12:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
9


Message from Allies:
Air/Naval battle of Kendari
1. JP with 38 factors
2. AP with 42 factors
130 1/4/2020 11:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
AP reaction on 8 or less
129 1/4/2020 11:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 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:
South HQ active. Over to you.
128 1/4/2020 11:10:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message A painful battle. We are done with our results and PBM - back to you.
127 1/4/2020 3:09:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Your losses aplication and pbm.
126 1/4/2020 3:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
0


Message from Japanese:
A/N combat B, AL first.
125 1/4/2020 3:05:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
6


Message from Japanese:
A/N combat A, AL first.
124 1/4/2020 3:03:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Intel at -2
123 1/3/2020 11:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #55: 3 / Operation Forager: Marianas Is. Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot: Japanese aircraft carrier naval units have their attack strength reduced by 2 for the duration of this Offensive. In addition, at the conclusion of the Offensive, one active Japanese air unit or an air unit in a battle hex (Allied Player's choice) loses one step, which may eliminate the air unit.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate CPAC....2 battles for your consideration.
122 1/3/2020 1:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message You're right. File corrected. Over to you.
121 1/3/2020 5:56:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Hi Cezary - just looked at your move file. I don't think you can move / strat move the 2SN brigade to Koepang as Koepang is under an un-neutralized ZOI from the Allied plane. That's in 8.44 (now I'm double checking every rule I thought I knew!)
120 1/2/2020 11:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Your roll in Sub Warfare was 5 with +1 mod for torpedoes. We have 4th turn so subtracting turn number from die roll, what gives us 2, so result is more than 0. As per 12.21 card draw is lowered if die roll is zero or less.
119 1/2/2020 9:24:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Hey Cezary
Sorry for the notes, but I think you should only draw 6 cards as last turn my subs did hit....so you'll draw 6 and get 1 pass.

Also, you need to set the deck to reshuffle to recirculate the TOJO card that was discarded last turn.

Lastly, since you'll only have 6 cards and no FOQ , then the AP will go first since I have 7 cards. Let me know if I have this wrong - thanks!
118 1/1/2020 11:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #41: 3 / Patrick Hurley: Chinese Nationalist and Communist Reconciliation Fails
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: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Movements.
117 1/1/2020 11:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 9 to 7
116 1/1/2020 11:37:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

115 1/1/2020 11:37:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I draw 7 per 12.12. Only submarine could lower my hand.
114 1/1/2020 12:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message We are done. You need to set your deck to reshuffle because of the TOJO card discard. I think you still draw 6!
113 1/1/2020 12:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

112 1/1/2020 12:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
SUB Warfare on 3 or less
111 1/1/2020 12:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 6 to 5
110 1/1/2020 12:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Roll fo 14th AF delay on 0 or 1
109 1/1/2020 10:26:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Your reinf&repl.
108 1/1/2020 10:25:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese End Turn
107 1/1/2020 10:21:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change US Political Will From 7 to 6
106 1/1/2020 2:22:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Your losses and pbm.
105 1/1/2020 2:20:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
2


Message from Japanese:
A/N B AL first.
104 1/1/2020 2:19:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from Japanese:
A/N naval A, AL first.
103 12/31/2019 9:39:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message your intercept. Feel free to resolve the battles.
102 12/31/2019 9:39:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
since there is no JP card available to play, I'll roll for intercept. Need a 7 or less
101 12/31/2019 9:26:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #63: 3 / Operation Stalemate: Invasion of Pelelu and Ulithi
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate CPAC HQ
100 12/31/2019 9:25:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #83: 2 / China Offensive: Battle for Central Honan
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:
activate SEAC HQ to move units
99 12/31/2019 9:21:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
FOQ
98 12/31/2019 12:38:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Your turn.
97 12/29/2019 11:39:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Your pbem.
96 12/29/2019 11:36:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Japanese:
Ground combat A, JP first, no mods.
95 12/29/2019 11:35:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Japanese:
A/N combat A, JP first.
94 12/29/2019 10:01:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
For intercept Card. New file uploaded
93 12/29/2019 9:59:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #59: 1 / Ultra Information: Japanese Burma Operation is penetrated
Intelligence: Intercept. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
we use to intercept with ABDA HQ
92 12/29/2019 1:32:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
South HQ active. Over to you.
91 12/29/2019 1:27:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change War in Europe value From -2 to -1
90 12/28/2019 10:43:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #11: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor 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: 1 1944: 2 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
can you adjust the marker on your next go?
89 12/28/2019 2:36:00 PM May-Aug 1942 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:
South HQ active. Over to you.
88 12/28/2019 1:58:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message No pbm, over to you.
87 12/28/2019 1:57:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
1


Message from Japanese:
Combat A, JP first with -1
86 12/27/2019 11:23:00 PM May-Aug 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:
South HQ active. Over to you.
85 12/27/2019 11:11:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
3


Message from Allies:
AA in battle B
1 Allies with 8 factors
2. JP with 2 factors @ +3
84 12/27/2019 10:53:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message File up.

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