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391 3/18/2020 3:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Thanks for a most interesting game Cezary. I've never seen the WiE stay that low for that long. I won't bother with the combat roles then.

If you ever wish for another match, please let me know.
390 3/18/2020 3:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message You may resolve battles but it doesn't matter. Congratulations and thanks for a game.
389 3/18/2020 3:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Intel at -2
388 3/18/2020 11:00:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #9: 3 / Olympic and Coronet
Activate: US SW or Central Pacific HQs only. Logistic Value: 12 Conditions: In order for this card to be played as an event at least one Japanese Islands hex must be declared a battle hex and the potential for a ground combat must exist in the designated Japanese Islands battle hex. Bonus: The Allies temporarily gain 4 ASPs that can be used for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
My final play for the turn.

SW PAC for 14 activations.

Battles in Seoul, Sasebo, Iwo Jima, and Tokyo. Log file is up. Over to you.
387 3/18/2020 10:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #9: 3 / Olympic and Coronet

Message from Allies:
386 3/18/2020 10:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Discard Strategy card #8: 1 / Australian Coast Watchers
OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
385 3/18/2020 10:55:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #52: 1 / Roosevelt-Nimitz-MacArthur
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).

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Discarding to reclaim Olympic and Coronet
384 3/18/2020 9:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Discard Strategy card #61: 2 / Kamikaze Attack
OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Back to you, no file.
383 3/18/2020 8:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Allied PBM done. Back to you.
382 3/18/2020 8:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Back to you for pbm.
381 3/18/2020 8:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message OK corrected file posted. Now back to you for damage to Allies and PBM.
380 3/18/2020 8:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message No I made a mistake. I cannot hit all your carriers... new file coming.
379 3/18/2020 8:00:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message File is up. Back to you for damage and PBM.
378 3/18/2020 7:54:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
And the other die...
377 3/18/2020 7:54:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Battle A A/N

JP: 67
AP: 40 (+3 drm)
376 3/18/2020 7:47:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
375 3/18/2020 7:47:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Reaction file send. Over to you to resolve battle.
374 3/18/2020 7:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #70: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Reaction.
373 3/18/2020 6:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #57: 2 / Axiom
Activate: Any Commonwealth or Joint HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Only Commonwealth and Chinese units plus US air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
SW PAC for 4 activations

2M Division to Biak
BB Mass attacks Sasebo, battle A
CV Essex, CVL Cowpens to Rasa, join battle A
372 3/18/2020 3:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
371 3/17/2020 3:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message PBM file is up. Back to you.
370 3/17/2020 2:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Your pbm. No file.
369 3/17/2020 2:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
A/N AL
368 3/17/2020 2:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Intel -2
367 3/17/2020 1:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #12: 2 / Commander Rochefort
Intelligence: Ambush. Bonus: During all battles of this Offensive, the Allied player achieves a critical hit result on all modified air-naval combat die rolls of 9 or greater.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
It hurts a bit to play this for OC, but...

SW PAC for 4 activations
BB Mass to Nagoya, battle A
CVL Cowpens to 3609, joins battle A
CV Intrepid, CV Franklin to 3508, join battle A

File is up. Over to you for reaction.
366 3/17/2020 12:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #15: 3 / Mahatma Gandhi: Independence Campaign
Move the India marker to the unrest box, and if already in the unrest box move the marker to the Unstable box. Bonus: The Allies lose 1 ground replacement step next game turn and any other ground replacement steps available during the next game turn can only be used for non-Commonwealth ground units. Remove from played if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
365 3/17/2020 12:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message PBM done and file is up. Back to you.
364 3/17/2020 12:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
363 3/17/2020 12:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Your pbm.
362 3/17/2020 12:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
A/N AL roll
361 3/17/2020 12:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Submarine roll
360 3/17/2020 12:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #36: 1 / Submarine Attack
Play 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:
359 3/17/2020 12:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
Intel at -2
358 3/17/2020 8:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #48: 2 / New China Army
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 may then be activated at no additional activation cost.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
SW PAC for 4 activations

BB New Jersey to Osaka, Battle A
CV Franklin, CV Bunker Hill, CV Intrepid to 3308, join Battle A.

File up, over to you for reaction.
357 3/17/2020 7:46:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Discard. No file.
356 3/17/2020 7:46:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Move permanently removed Strategy card to discard pile #6: 2 / China Operation: Doolittle Raid Reprisal

Message from Japanese:
355 3/17/2020 7:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Hi Cezary. The full card text for that event requires that I have first played the Doolittle Raid. I've not done so.
354 3/17/2020 7:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #6: 2 / China Operation: Doolittle Raid Reprisal
Move the China marker one box to the left toward Government Collaped box, unless this would put the China marker in the China Collapsed box, in which case no effect. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
353 3/17/2020 7:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message OK, new file is up. Back to you.
352 3/17/2020 7:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Allies will also pass.

I forgot that CVEs must roll to divert, and so I need to make a roll for the Casablanca.
351 3/17/2020 6:46:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Second pass. No file.
350 3/17/2020 6:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message PBM file is up. Over to you for your next move.
349 3/17/2020 3:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Your pbm. No file.
348 3/17/2020 3:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from Japanese:
No reaction moves, AL first with +3
347 3/17/2020 3:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Intel roll at -2
346 3/16/2020 6:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #34: 2 / Operation Culverin
Activate: Any Joint or Commonwealth HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Contions: Only Commonwealth units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
C PAC for 5 activations

7AF to Tainan (strat move)
BB New Jersey to Guam, Battle A
CV Franklin, CV Intrepid, CVL Bataan to 3714, join Battle A
345 3/16/2020 3:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message First pass, no file.
344 3/16/2020 3:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
File is up. Back to you.
343 3/16/2020 3:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #23: 2 / PT Boats
Permanently remove the Japanese Barge marker. Flip the Japanese ASP marker to its No Barges side. If Japanese Barges are not currently in play (Japanese card 73) that event is permanently superseded. Place the PT Boat marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
342 3/16/2020 3:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Nevermindů I should have looked at the log, not the adjustment here. My error (again!).
341 3/16/2020 2:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message You can only draw out 2 divisions from China. See 11.23.
340 3/16/2020 2:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Done. Over to you.
339 3/16/2020 2:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

338 3/16/2020 2:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Strategic warfare
337 3/16/2020 2:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 9 to 5
336 3/16/2020 2:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

335 3/16/2020 2:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message End of turn and AP R & R files are up.

I'm drawing my hand. Once you've done your R & R you can roll for SW.
334 3/16/2020 2:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

8
3
9


Message from Allies:
Divert to Europe (0-7)
XXIV Corps, IX Corps, 11 AB Division
333 3/16/2020 1:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies End Turn
332 3/16/2020 1:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message I'll leave it to you, because Allied side makes his r&r activities first.
331 3/16/2020 1:02:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
That's it for me. No file.

Do you want to run through the end of turn sequence or shall I?
330 3/16/2020 12:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #72: 3 / Carrier Conversion: Reinforcement
3 Naval Replacements: The Japanese player receives 3 naval replacement steps. These are recorded as replacement steps, and may be used in the current or later turns. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
329 3/16/2020 12:37:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message File is up Cezary. Back to you.
328 3/16/2020 11:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Your losses and pbm.
327 3/16/2020 11:51:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Japanese:
A/N D AL first
326 3/16/2020 11:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
1


Message from Japanese:
AL C AL first
325 3/16/2020 11:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Japanese:
A/N B AL first
324 3/16/2020 11:48:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
2


Message from Japanese:
Ground A AL first
323 3/16/2020 11:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
6


Message from Japanese:
A/N A AL first
322 3/16/2020 11:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
intel at -2
321 3/16/2020 10:14:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #9: 3 / Olympic and Coronet
Activate: US SW or Central Pacific HQs only. Logistic Value: 12 Conditions: In order for this card to be played as an event at least one Japanese Islands hex must be declared a battle hex and the potential for a ground combat must exist in the designated Japanese Islands battle hex. Bonus: The Allies temporarily gain 4 ASPs that can be used for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
SW PAC for 14 activations.

File is up. Back to you for reaction.
320 3/16/2020 3:00:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #25: 3 / Operation KA: Battle for the Eastern Solomons
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Allied Tactical Confusion: US aircraft carrier naval units have their attack strength reduced by 2 for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Back to you.
319 3/15/2020 3:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Combat and PBM file up, Cezary. Back to you for next play.
318 3/15/2020 3:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Allies:
A/N Combat A

AP: 2 (+4 drm)
JP: 88
317 3/15/2020 1:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message No reaction. Over to you to resolve combats and pbm.
316 3/15/2020 5:38:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #37: 3 / Operation Galvanic
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Conditions: Only one ground unit (any size) may be activated during this Offensive. Banzai Charge: For the duration of this Offensive if ground combat occurs in a one hex island, the Allies add 2 to their ground combat die roll.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
CPAC for 9 activations

[CA Asia] to Tokyo, Battle A (just in case you have more reaction cards :)
[CA Northampton] to Jolo, Battle B
[CV Bunker Hill] to 2916, join Battle B
BB Mass, BB N. Carolina, 3M Division to Manila, Battle C
CV Essex, CV Enterprise, CVL Bellau Wood to 2914, join Battle C

File is posted, over to you for reaction. It's another surprise attack. So again no intel roll, only reaction cards.
315 3/15/2020 4:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #26: 2 / Chiang Kai-shek: Anti Communist Offensive
Move the China marker one box to the left toward Government Collaped box, unless this would put the China marker in the China Collapsed box, in which case no effect. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Moves only. Back to you.
314 3/15/2020 4:38:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message File for combat is up. You are up for PBM. There is no Allied PBM, so back to you for the next play.
313 3/15/2020 4:33:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message It's obvious. Corrected file send.
312 3/15/2020 4:26:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Hi Cezary. The file shows you activated the Kongo, but it does not go to the battle hex. I assume that was an error in the file and the Kongo also participated?

This is why I write the battle strengths when I call for dice. It helps prevent confusion or errors.
311 3/15/2020 4:19:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
4


Message from Japanese:
A/N Al first with +1
310 3/15/2020 4:16:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
Intel
309 3/14/2020 5:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 1 / Prime Minister Curtin
2 Ground replacements: The Australians get two ground replacements that must be used immediately to bring Australian ground units from reduced to full strength, or from the eliminated plie to reduced strength or full strength, which are placed in any friendly Australian port. Any unused replacements are forfeit.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
I am going back to my old habit of putting my activations on the card play so I don't make that mistake again.

SW PAC for 3 activations.
No units move.
11 AF attacks Tarakan from Menado (Battle A)
[CVL Jacinto], [CV Wasp] join Battle A from Balikpapan.

File is up. Over to you for reaction.
308 3/14/2020 4:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #7: 2 / Vinegar' Joe Stilwell
Activate: SEAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: May only activate air and ground units. Merrill's Marauders: During any ground combat in any battles initiated by this Offensive, the Allied player adds 2 to all Allied ground combat die rolls for the duration of this Offensive due to the assistance of the 5307th Composite Group.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Cezary, this was the card I played as an event for AP2. If you check the log you will see I did not play a card between your JP1 and JP2 moves even though I announced the SEAC activations and moved the units in the file.

My apologies, I seem to be making more and more stupid little errors as the game goes on. I still have to play a card for AP4 and will get to it at some point this evening.
307 3/14/2020 3:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message First pass. No file.
306 3/14/2020 1:29:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message PBM file up. Back to you Cezary.
305 3/14/2020 1:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Your pbm.
304 3/14/2020 1:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
A/N AL with +4
303 3/14/2020 1:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
302 3/14/2020 1:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
Submarine attack roll
301 3/14/2020 1:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 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 unit or any active Allied naval unit, if no battle are 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:
300 3/14/2020 9:48:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #44: 2 / Operation Squarepeg
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 for activations.

Carriers raid Palau. File is posted, over to you for reaction. It's a surprise attack so no intel roll, only reaction cards.
299 3/14/2020 7:24:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #39: 2 / Subhas Chandra Bose: Pro-Japanese Indian Army
2 Ground Replacements: The Japanese gain two ground replacement steps that must be used immediately. The recipent ground unit must be within 3 hexes of Rangoon (2008) to receive the replacement. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
298 3/14/2020 7:11:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Yes, I agree that I PBM first, but I wanted to give you a chance to allocate your battle damage before I did so, as indicated in my last message.

I've gone ahead with my next play. No combat, file is up. Back to you for JP2.
297 3/14/2020 2:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Done. I remind you that reaction player done his pbm first.
296 3/13/2020 8:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message JP inflicts 21 hits
AP inflicts 61 hits, eliminate 4 AD, 28 AF, and Mogami.

File up, over to you to inflict Allied losses and then I'll PBM.
295 3/13/2020 8:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
8


Message from Allies:
Allies react with SW PAC for 5 Activations

Send BB Miss, BB Washington, CV Lexington, [CV Wasp], and CVL Cowpens to join battle A

A/N A
JP: 42
AP: 61 (+1 drm)
294 3/13/2020 7:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Intel Condition

OC = 5
293 3/13/2020 5:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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 aircraft 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 active. Over to you.
292 3/13/2020 2:19:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Cezary, I made an error in the combat results. The SEAC air was at extended range, so there was no damage to the 28 AF. Please correct this when you do your PBM.

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