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91 2/4/2020 9:13:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Hello Mat. It has been a while, is all OK?
90 1/26/2020 2:05:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #9: 3 / Olympic and Coronet: the Invasion of Japan
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:
There is so much I could do if I still had two steps of aircraft carriers. Instead we shuffle deck chairs on the Titanic. ANZAC HQ for 4 activations as follows;
1) 1 Aus Corp from Darwin to Pt Moresby.
2) [PM Bde] from Pt Moresby to Lae.
3) XI Corp from PT Moresby to 3923.
4) 5AF LRB from Wewak to York.

File on the way.
89 1/26/2020 2:58:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message PBM:
BB Yamato: Wewak -> Gili Gili
CV Soryu: 4019 -> Gili Gili
[BB Nagato]: Wewak -> Rabaul
CV Shokaku: 4019 -> Eniwetok
88 1/25/2020 9:08:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
I can now draw my replacement card. This is the first of three allowable per turn.
87 1/25/2020 8:58:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message [Miss] to Lae
7 AF to Pt Moresby
86 1/25/2020 7:20:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message CV Enterprise and CV Lexington eliminated with 48 LF
BB Mississipi reduced with 12 LF
85 1/25/2020 2:00:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Looks like this will be a very quick game. I think that is your 3rd critical but the others didn't really matter. I will have to wait to see how you distribute your hits before I can do post battle move. My 16 hits will be used to flip Nagato.
84 1/25/2020 1:56:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
0


Message from Allies:
X-Craft hit, Akagi flipped.

Now to Air/Naval battle at Wewak.
JP attacker has 62 factors and no DRM
AL defender has 63 factors and no DRM

1st die is JP attacker, 2nd is Allied defender
83 1/25/2020 1:52:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
X Craft to Rabaul
82 1/25/2020 1:52:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #78: 1 / Submarine Attack: British X Craft Attack Singapore
Play during an offensive before the beginning of the combat phase, or at the conclusion of the Offensive if no battle hexes are declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-7: Japanese lose one naval step (Allies chooses, can eliminated a unit). 8-9: No Effect. The target naval unit must be inactive and in a non-Japanese Islands port hex. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
This is the point where reaction cards applicable before the combat phase get played. I will shoot at Akagi in Rabaul.
81 1/25/2020 1:50:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Almost missed but didn't. ANZAC will activate 4 as follows:
Miss, Enterprise and Lexington from Esp. Santo
7 AF from Pt Moresby.

Miss into Wewak
7AF to Madang
Carriers to 3822
80 1/25/2020 1:46:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Following the Offensives Sequence my first action it the Intel roll. Need 7 or less to detect.
79 1/25/2020 12:44:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 3 / New Operation Plan: Island Fortifications
The Japanese player gains a +1 ground combat die roll modification for the remainder of the game in any battle that occurs on a one hex island. Place the Japanese +1 Defensive Doctrine marker on the game turn track as a remainder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
JP1

Comb Fleet HQ, 6 units:
CV Shokaku (Tokyo)
CV Soryu (Tokyo)
BB Nagato (Kure)
BB Yamato (Kure)
[18 Army] (Tokyo)
[25 Army] (Khota Baru)

Moves:
[25 Army]: Khota Baru -> 2615, 1 ASP (1/6)
[18 Army]: Tokyo -> Eniwetok, Strategic
BB Yamato + BB Nagato: Kure -> Wewak
CV Shokaku + CV Soryu: Tokyo -> 4019

Battle Hex:
A in Wewak, the 4 naval units activated engaged
78 1/25/2020 12:27:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

77 1/25/2020 12:27:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 11 to 10
76 1/25/2020 12:27:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Replacements:
1 Naval: Yamato now full in Kure
1 Ground: 16 Army now full in Batavia
75 1/22/2020 6:09:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

74 1/22/2020 6:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies End Turn
73 1/22/2020 6:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Change War in Europe value From 0 to -2
72 1/22/2020 6:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message You get hit by a 30% chance. ASPs down to 6 and we both get a Pass. Also, you automatically go first now.
71 1/22/2020 6:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Sub roll for turn 3. JP loses a card on roll of 2 or less.
70 1/22/2020 6:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allied replacements.
Flip 66 Chinese Army to full
Flip 1 Aus Corp to full
Flip 2 Aus Corp to full
Flip Aus Air to full

I believe that is all I can use.

Next is your replacements then the Submarine roll. I will do the Sub roll now then draw my cards (I get 6). After you draw it will be my decision about forcing first move assuming you don't lose a card due to the subs.
69 1/22/2020 4:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message 6 AD: Gasmata
CV Junyo: Palau IslandS
26 AF: Truk
[31 Army]: Truk

File sent
68 1/22/2020 4:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message no problem, i move it in my file
67 1/22/2020 4:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Sorry for the error in placement. M Bde is supposed to be in Oahu.
66 1/22/2020 2:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hi Paul,

M Bde is placed in Oahu in the journal, but in Espiritu Santo in the Vassal file.

Can you tell me what where is M Bde on your map?
65 1/22/2020 1:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No diverts, all to the Delay Box.
Back to you for your Reinforcements. Then my Replacements.
File for all of the coming next.
64 1/22/2020 1:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

4
8
5
9
6
2


Message from Allies:
Need 6 rolls for turn 3 reinforcements. As follows:

1 = [I Corp]
2 = [XIV Corp]
3 = 11 AF
4 = 11 AF LRB
5 = 13 AF
6 = 13 AF LRB
Divert on rolls of 0 or 1
63 1/22/2020 1:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message On to the Political Phase
-National Status Segment, Mandates surrender to JP.
-US Political Will Segment, 1 turn of Alaska occupation complete. No other change.

Attrition Phase (all of the following flip but no units are eliminated).
1 Aus Corp, 2 Aus Corp, PM Bde, Aus Air, 8 Aus Div, MA Air, 3 Ind Corp, Dutch J Div, R Corp

TURN 3 Reinforcements, Allies first from Delay Box and Turn Track.

1) ANZAC HQ to Pt Moresby
2) S Pac HQ to Wewak
3) XI Corp to Pt Moresby
4) 7AF to Pt Moresby
5&6) 5AF and 5AF LRB to Wewak
7) 10 AF LRB to Efate
8&9) BB Miss and CA Northampton to Esp. Santo
10) SF Bde to Esp. Santo
11) M Bbe to Oahu
12) 1 MAW air to Hilo
13) CVL Hermes to Rangoon
14) CV Indomitable to Madras
15) Warspite to Dacca
16) SEAC air to Mandalay

Allies also gain 1 ASP and will have 1 Pass in turn 3.

This puts un-neutralized ZOI over Biak, Gili Gili and Cairns.

Will do the turn 3 divert to Europe rolls next.
62 1/22/2020 12:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 3 / Black Day: US New Guinea Air Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air units may be activated.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
C Pac for Ops (activates 6 but only use 5).
1&2) Lexington and Enterprise from Oahu to Esp. Santo.
3) 7AF from Midway to turn track (strategic transport).
4) 7AF LRB from Oahu to Midway.
5) [19 LRB] from Nauru to Hollandia.

I will send a log file for this then I will make a separate log file for the end of turn actions and my reinforcements.
61 1/21/2020 6:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message 4 AD: Gili Gili -> Guadalcanal
CA Aoba: Espiritu Santo -> Guadalcanal
CV Akagi: San Cristobal -> Rabaul
60 1/21/2020 5:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message What a bunch of losers. We both do 25% so no units are damaged. My post battle move first, [19 LRB] goes to Nauru (4719). Back to you for your PBM.

Log file on the way.
59 1/21/2020 5:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Allies:
Detected so I will activate the [19 LRB] and we both get a shot at Espiritu Santo.

1st die is JP attack with 24 factors.
2nd die is AL defense with 1 factor.
58 1/21/2020 5:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Intel roll needing 5 or less to detect.
57 1/21/2020 3:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #27: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-19 sinks the Wasp
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: Lose one naval step* 5-7: Lose two naval steps* 8-9: No Effect. *Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
JP7

South Seas HQ activated, 3 units:
CV Akagi (Rabaul)
CA Aoba (Guadalcanal)
4 AD (Gili Gili)

Moves:
CV Akagi: Rabaul -> San Cristobal
CA Aoba: Guadalcanal -> Espiritu Santo

Battle Hex:
A in Espiritu Santo, CA Aoba + CV Akagi engaged
56 1/19/2020 12:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
I will also play into the FO box.
55 1/19/2020 4:44:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
54 1/18/2020 8:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #33: 2 / Quadrant Conference: Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated. Bonus: 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. In addition, the Allies may immediately construct the Jarhat Trans Route for no cost. If Jarhat already constructed the either Ledo or Imphal can be constructed.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
SEAC for 4 but will only move 1.
First finish road at Jarhat.
Next move 1 Ind Corp from Mandalay to Rangoon.
File on the way.
53 1/18/2020 5:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #51: 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:
JP5

File sent
52 1/18/2020 5:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Will use my second pass. Back to you, file on the way.
51 1/18/2020 4:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM:
CV Akagi: 4523 -> Rabaul

File sent
50 1/18/2020 3:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Surprise attack with +3DRM makes it auto win for the JP with no possibility of a return shot. Dutch CL eliminated.
Back to you for PBM, I won't send a file for this.
49 1/18/2020 3:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Intel roll needing 4 or less.
48 1/18/2020 2:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 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:
JP4

South Seas HQ activated for 4 units:
CV Akagi (Truk)
CA Aoba (Rabaul)
SS Bde (Rabaul)
3 SN Bde (Gili Gili)

Moves:
CV Akagi: Truk -> 4523 (ZOI not entered)
CA Aoba + SS Bde: Rabaul -> Guadalcanal
3 SN Bde: Gili Gili -> Cairns, 1 ASP (7/7)

Battle Hex:
A in Guadalcanal, SS Bde, CA Aoba and CV Akagi engaged
47 1/18/2020 2:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Control taken: Gili Gili and Biak

PBM:
CV Akagi: 2914 -> Truk
4 AD: Ulithi -> Truk -> Rabaul -> Gili Gili

Then AL3: Pass
46 1/18/2020 12:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Roll of 5 yields 50% so 6 hits which is not enough to sink the reduced Dutch CL.
Your PBM for the Akagi is next.

Also, I will use my first Pass now so after doing the PBM you can continue on to your next card play.
45 1/18/2020 11:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
I can't activate anyone and I can't hit you even with a critical so the only roll needed is your attack with 12 factors.
44 1/18/2020 11:54:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Intel roll needing 5 or less to detect.
43 1/18/2020 11:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #40: 3 / Operation U-Go: Burma Offensive
Acivation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only Air and Ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
JP3

Comb HQ activated for 6 units:
Korean Army (Seoul)
[27 Army] (Hakodate)
4 AD (Nagoya)
[35 Army] (Shanghai)
3 AN Bde (Guam)
CV Akagi (Tokyo)

Moves:
CV Akagi: Tokyo -> 2914
4 AD: Nagoya -> Iwo Jima -> Saipan -> Ulithi
Korean Army: Seoul -> Bangkok
[35 Army]: Shanghai -> Biak, 1 ASP (4/7)
[27 Army]: Hakodate -> Attu, 1 ASP (5/7)
3 SN Bde: Guam -> Gili Gili, 1 ASP (6/7)

Battle Hex:
A in Tarakan, CV Akagi engaged
42 1/17/2020 1:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #70: 2 / Slim's Burma Offensive
Activate: SEAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only Commonwealth and Chinese units plus US air units may be activated. Bonus: The Allied player receives the 7th Armored Brigade. Place this unit in any friendly in supply, Indian or Burmese port hex. If this condition cannot be met, the unit is permanently remove from the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Slim to activate 5.
First place 7th Armor in Rangoon.
1) [5 Ch Army] Kunming to 2107
2) [6 Ch Army] Kunming to 2107
3) [66 Ch Army] Kunming to 2007
4) 1 Ind Corp Imphal to Mandalay
5) B Ind Div Rangoon to Myitkyina

File on the way.
41 1/17/2020 1:41:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM:
25 AF: Khota Baru -> Kuala Lumpur -> Batavia
22 AF: Batavia -> Kuala Lumpur -> Bangkok
CVL Zuiho: 2218 -> Saigon

File sent
40 1/16/2020 2:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message The MA air unit will step over to Kuantan.
The [Dutch CA] will jump over to Tarakan.

Back to you for your PBM. File sent with these changes.
39 1/16/2020 2:42:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message file sent
38 1/16/2020 2:40:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Tjilatjap:
Dut Air flip
[DD US Asia] elim

Soerabaja:
CL Dutch flip
[CA US Asia] elim

Control of Bangka nad Soerabaja taken (ABDA HQ elim)
37 1/15/2020 8:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message This time 100% for the JP and 25% for the Allies.

You again have options on loss distribution. Allies again do no damage.
2SN lands and eliminates ABDA HQ.

I will need to see how you do losses before I can make my post battle moves.
36 1/15/2020 8:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
2


Message from Allies:
Looks like the JP has an unlimited supply of critical hits and the Allies haven none.
Result at Tjilatjap.
JP gets 100% of 20 and a critical so you will need to decide how to distribute the hits before I make my post battle moves.
Allies do their usual 50% for 4 hits and no damage.

Last is battle C, Soerabaja.
JP has 18 attack factors, Allies have 5.
First die is JP attacker, second Allied defender.
35 1/15/2020 8:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
3


Message from Allies:
Result at Singapore. I had an error, JP only has 10 attack factors here.
JP does 50% for 5 hits, no damage to MA air.
Allies do 100% for 6 hits and no damage to 25AF.

Next battle B, Tjilatjap.
JP has 20 attack factors, Allies have 8.
First die is JP attacker, second Allied defender.
34 1/15/2020 8:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from Allies:
First battle A, Singapore.
JP has 20 AF, Allies have 6 AF.
First die is JP attacker, second Allied defender.
33 1/15/2020 8:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message ABDA will activate the following 4 units:
[US Asia DD]
[US Asia CA]
Dutch CA
MA air unit

None can move so we go to combat.
32 1/15/2020 8:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Intel roll, fails only on a 9.
31 1/15/2020 4:11:00 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:
JP2

South HQ activated, 5+1=6 units:
22 AF (Saigon)
CVL Zuiho (Batavia)
25 AF (Kure)
CA Nachi (Miri)
2 SN (Miri)
[17th Army] (Hong Kong)

Bonus:
used with 22 AF onto Medan

Moves:
22 AF: Saigon -> Kuala Lumpur -> Batavia
CVL Zuiho: Batavia -> 2218
25 AF: Kure -> Tainan -> Hanoi -> Khota Baru
CA Nachi + 2 SN: Miri -> Soerabaja
[17th Army]: Hong Kong -> Bangka (3/7 ASP)

Battle Hexes:
A in Singapore, 25 AF engaged
B in Tjilatjap, 22 AF engaged
C in Soerabaja, CVL Zuiho, CA Nachi and 2 SN engaged
30 1/15/2020 3:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hi Paul, no problem for your utilisation of Vassal.
If you want to, you can only write your action in the Journal, then a record all yous positions and moves Vassal. Then i send you the file, so you can check on your table map that we have tje same.
That's OK for me, so it's as you want
29 1/14/2020 10:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Mat, I had some time so I did make a log file showing my placement of ABDA HQ. Note that I am not updating anything related to supply or unit activation. I have the game set up on my game table so I don't use the Vassal program for anything other than unit placement.
28 1/12/2020 6:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
This situation is why I take this card. Place ABDA HQ in Soerabaja. Supply is temporarily restored to Singapore and Tjilatjap. Normally when I only place one unit on the board I don't bother sending an updated log file so I won't send one now. If you would prefer I can easily do so, just let me know for the future.
27 1/12/2020 4:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM:
1 AD: Aparri -> Davao -> Balikpapan
3 AD: Aparri -> Canton -> Cam Ranh -> Kuala Lumpur
CA Nachi: Batavia -> Miri
CVL Ryujo: Balikpapan -> Davao
CA Aoba + SS Bde: Guadalcanal -> Rabaul

[DD US Asia] and [CA US Asia] OOS
Singapore OOS
26 1/12/2020 2:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message For my Post Battle Move plus Emergency place Dutch CA in Soerabaja and [US Asia DD] in Tjilatjap. [19 LRB] flies to Espiritu Santo.

I will send an updated log file with my end positions and you can make your Post Battle Moves. Let me know if you see any errors in my resolution.
25 1/12/2020 2:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Result at Guadalcanal,
JP does 100% so flips Kent.
Allies so 50% for no damage.
BUT by rule 9.3 special exception, the Allies win the Air/Naval battle because they have the only surviving air unit. The attackers go back home.

24 1/12/2020 2:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
3


Message from Allies:
Feast or famine for the JP and I obviously sent the wrong ship.
JP only does 25% so 5 hits flips the US Asia DD.
Allies get 50% of 5 for no damage to the attackers.

No ground combat, the [16 Army] captures Batavia.

Next is Balikpapen which is an auto JP win with no losses possible.

Finally Battle D Guadalcanal.
JP has 12 factors.
Allies have 4 factors.
First die is JP attacker, second Allied defender.
23 1/12/2020 2:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Allies:
OK, good to get that reverse 9:1 result out of the way early. FEAF is eliminated and JP suffers no loss.

Next Air/Naval Battle B, Batavia
JP has 18 factors.
Allies have 5 factors.
First die is JP attacker, second Allied defender.
22 1/12/2020 2:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
1


Message from Allies:
First Air/Naval Battle A, Manila
JP attacks with 40 factors.
Allies defend with 4 factors.
First die is JP, second is Allies.
21 1/12/2020 2:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message There is a hole in your plan that I can exploit. SW Pac HQ will react with 3 units as follows:
1) [SL Corp] from 2912 to Manila.
2) US Asia DD from Koepang to Batavia.
3) [19 LRB] from Menado to Hollandia to Gili Gili to support Guadalcanal.
20 1/12/2020 12:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Intel roll, only fail on a 9.
19 1/12/2020 11:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No problem with using your revised move. I will see about my reaction opportunities soon.
18 1/12/2020 9:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message if you don't accept any change before opponent reaction, just erase my last file , and take my first Offensive directives
Mat
17 1/12/2020 9:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I played too early in the morning, before coffe.. Would you mind if i do a correction in my offensive? Usualy i play full campaign and MA fighter are out of play for T2. Here, i don't want to see my AA cancelled because of their reaction, so my offensive would be:

#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:
JP1:

Activate South Seas HQ (9 units):
1 AD (Tokyo)
3 AD (Nagoya)
CVL Zuiho (Davao)
[16 Army] (Davao)
CVL Ryujo (Davao)
[19 Army] (2913)
CA Aoba (Rabaul)
SS Bde (Rabaul)
CA Nachi

Moves:
1 AD: Tokyo -> Sasebo -> Okinawa -> Appari
3 AD: Nagoya -> Okinawa -> Appari
CVL Zuiho + [16th Army]: Davao -> Batavia, 1/7 ASP
CVL Ryujo: Davao -> Balikpapan
[19th Army]: 2913 -> Balikpapan, 2/7 ASP
CA Aoba + SS Bde: Rabaul -> Guadalcanal
CA Nachi: Davao -> Batavia

Battle Hexes:
A in Manila, 1 AD + 3 AD engaged
B in Batavia, CVL Zuiho + CA Nachi + [16th Army] engaged
C in Balikpapan, CVL Ryujo + [19th Army] engaged
D in Guadalcanal, CA Aoba + SS Bde engaged
16 1/12/2020 7:14:00 AM 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:
JP1:

Activate South Seas HQ (9 units):
1 AD (Tokyo)
3 AD (Nagoya)
CVL Zuiho (Davao)
[16 Army] (Davao)
CVL Ryujo (Davao)
[19 Army] (2913)
CA Aoba (Rabaul)
SS Bde (Rabaul)
[4 SN Bde] (Kwalajein)

Moves:
1 AD: Tokyo -> Sasebo -> Okinawa -> Appari
3 AD: Nagoya -> Okinawa -> Appari
CVL Zuiho + [16th Army]: Davao -> Batavia, 1/7 ASP
CVL Ryujo: Davao -> Balikpapan
[19th Army]: 2913 -> Balikpapan, 2/7 ASP
CA Aoba + SS Bde: Rabaul -> Guadalcanal
[4 SN Bde]: Kwalajein -> Gili Gili, 3/7 ASP

Battle Hexes:
A in Manila, 1 AD + 3 AD engaged
B in Batavia, CVL Zuiho + [16th Army] engaged
C in Balikpapan, CVL Ryujo + [19th Army] engaged
D in Guadalcanal, CA Aoba + SS Bde engaged
15 1/11/2020 3:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Arcadia Conference' option.

14 1/11/2020 3:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Emergency Moves:
Kent to Guadalcanal
Exeter to Rangoon
[US Asia CA] to Soerabaja
US Asia DD to Koepang
Dutch CA to Batavia
13 1/11/2020 3:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Yes Matt I received the file with no problem. Will submit the emergency move in a few minutes but I won't have time to distribute the units in the game file until later this evening. I will take the Arcadia card in my opening hand.
12 1/11/2020 3:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Paul, i have send you the 1st file. Is it OK with the email address?
11 1/11/2020 3:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Historical Opening' option.

10 1/11/2020 2:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Change Allies player Allies player changed from Mat Danel to Paul Gaberson
9 1/11/2020 2:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Change Japanese player Japanese player changed from Paul Gaberson to Mat Danel
8 1/11/2020 1:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Thank you , good luck to you too!

It's OK for me to send files by email too.
So you can go ahead with ENM
7 1/11/2020 10:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message My experience says that zero for the JP is the correct bid. I accept because I'm not giving either side a free point at the start. I will email Chris so he can make the change of sides.
I am in Pittsburgh and I know you are in France so we will probably be limited to about 1 play exchange per day. That should be sufficient. In my last games we simply exchanged log files by email but I saw that you liked to use Dropbox. I am not a big fan of Dropbox but I am willing to use it if it is your preferred method. Let me know if there is anything else we need to consider before starting.
Good Luck!
6 1/11/2020 6:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hello Paul, my bid is 0 to play Japaneses
5 1/10/2020 11:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hello Mathieu. Looks like you are up for the first bid. I am ready to go whenever you are.
4 1/6/2020 8:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 12 to 11
3 1/6/2020 8:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Message Mathieu Danel will bid first, if you need change sides just email me (craniumgroup@gmail.com).

Once sides have been picked, feel free to download the 1942 setup file from the Online Support section of the web site and start playing. Link: https://sites.google.com/view/eots-pbem/home/online-support

Good luck.
2 1/6/2020 8:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Moderator:
Die roll to determine who bids first:

0-4: Paul Gaberson
5-9: Mathieu Danel
1 1/6/2020 8:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Message Welcome to Round 4 of the 2018 BPA Empire of the Sun Tournament.

Reminder: The JP will draw using the Historical Opening Hand option and the Allies can choose to start with the Arcadia Conference card and must declare that choice before drawing.

Reporting results: The winner of the match should direct email the moderator with the game number, the bid, the winner and how victory was achieved (Political Will, A-Bomb, Japan Blockaded, Japan Conquered, Japan Survived)

Match will end on May 9th, 2020. Any match still going after that date will be adjudicated.

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