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119 1/27/2020 12:32:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message p.s. - I did place a file in the folder, with a few bookkeeping corrections.
118 1/27/2020 12:31:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Allies will burn their 1 pass.

back to you sir.
117 1/27/2020 12:28:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Surprise and auto-kill for Japan at Kuantan.
116 1/27/2020 12:28:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Intel vs. OC:4
115 1/26/2020 2:22:00 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:
As OPERATIONS on South HQ for 3

* 3119 (Sarong): [35th Army] moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* 2812 (Clark Field): 14th Army moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor).
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 38th Army moves to 2014 (Kuantan), Battle A.

Over to the Allies for Battle Resolution and next play.

114 1/26/2020 2:12:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Draw a card for Submarine Atttack.
113 1/26/2020 2:11:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
Submarine Attack against Indomitable
112 1/26/2020 2:11:00 PM May-Aug 1942 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:
Submarines on the prowl...
111 1/25/2020 1:31:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message > Apologies for the slow pace and delay. January has been hectic at work and in the household. I'll try to step up a bit.

No worries man. I know well how that goes. I have confidence we will make it in the round time.
110 1/25/2020 1:20:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #73: 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:
2OC w SEAC, 3 units

1: 2006 (Akyab): [1 Ind Corps] moves to 2105 (Imphal/Kohima)
2: 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): 33 British Corps moves to 2006 (Akyab)
3: 1307 (Columbo): CV Indomitable moves to 1005 (Maldive Islands)

No battles nor PBM
109 1/25/2020 1:00:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Per sub card. 1st draw.
108 1/25/2020 12:59:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
On a die roll of: 0-7: Japanese lose one naval step (Allies chooses, can eliminated a unit). 8-9: No Effect.
107 1/25/2020 12:59:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #68: 1 / Submarine Attack: Archerfish sinks Shinano
Play during an Offensive after combat against any active Japanese naval units or against any active Japanese naval unit 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. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Subs hunt the Nagato...
106 1/24/2020 2:21:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #28: 3 / Big Tokyo Express Operation: Battle of Cape Esperance
Acitvation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only one ground unit (of any size) may be activated. Bonus: 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:
As EVENT on Combined Fleet for 7

* 2110 (Bangkok): 6 AD moves to 2106 (Mandalay) moves to 2206 (Lashio)
* 2311 (Cam Ranh): BB Kongo moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2909 (Tainan): CA Takao moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 28th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon) via ST
* 3004 (Peiping): 2 AD moves to 3007 (Shanghai) moves to 2709 (Hong Kong) moves to 2409 (Hanoi) moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 3407 (Kure): BB Yamato moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* 3407 (Kure): BB Nagato moves to 4017 (Truk)

No Battles. Over to the Allies.
105 1/24/2020 2:13:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Apologies for the slow pace and delay. January has been hectic at work and in the household. I'll try to step up a bit.
104 1/24/2020 2:11:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Well if I had rolled a 0 the reaction would have looked much worse :-) Dumb is probably a bit much but at the risk of talking too much about strategy in an ongoing game: It's not usually wise for Japan to go challenging Allied air power in such a manner, you're just asking for an attrition war Japan can't win.

That said there can be advantages. Short term ones in that being wiped out in the first card play the Allied air will be a non-factor in the CBI for the rest of the turn (at least 6 plays) which is significant if Japan can press the short term advantage.

Also with all these losses Japan loses the psych edge of the allies eyeing all those 20 factor elite air units that can cause a lot of pain.

We'll see if long term I was wise or not.

Japanese PBM:

* 2008 (Rangoon): [22 AF] moves to 1912 (Jitra) moves to 1916 (Palembang) moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 2008 (Rangoon): [3 AD] moves to 2012 (Singora) moves to 1913 (Kuala Lumpur)
* 2008 (Rangoon): [4 AD] moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 2008 (Rangoon): [5 AD] stays put.
103 1/23/2020 10:38:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I dunno about 'dumb'. Seemed pretty effective, if costly.

I guess at this point, Allies will pursue a 'blunt' rather than 'elim' approach.

Flip 3AD (10), 4AD (10), 22AF (10) for 30 of the 34.

PBM:
[11LRB] to Calcutta
102 1/23/2020 8:19:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Over to the Allies to score their hits before Japanese PBM.
101 1/23/2020 8:19:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Yep, Dumb.

First, all Allied air reduced.
* 2104 (Jarhat) : [7AF Air] is reduced
* 1905 (Dacca) : [11AF LRB] is reduced
* 1905 (Dacca) : [11AF Air] is reduced
* 1905 (Dacca) : [SEAC Air] is reduced

Now:
* Francisco (Japan) eliminates [7AF Air] *
* Francisco (Japan) eliminates [11AF Air] *
* Francisco (Japan) eliminates [SEAC Air] *
100 1/23/2020 8:16:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
8


Message from Japanese:
A/N Battle at Mandalay

A: 34
J: 71
99 1/23/2020 8:15:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Intercept:

This is probably dumb but...

South HQ:

* 2812 (Clark Field): [5 AD] moves to 2609 (Canton) moves to 2409 (Hanoi) moves to 2008 (Rangoon), Join Battle A
* 2012 (Singora): 22 AF moves to 2008 (Rangoon), Join Battle A
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 4 AD moves to 2110 (Bangkok) moves to 2008 (Rangoon), Join Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): 3 AD joins Battle A
98 1/23/2020 8:10:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Japanese Intel Roll
97 1/22/2020 9:48:00 AM May-Aug 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:
SEAC, EC, 6 players:
1: 1805 (Calcutta) : 11AF Air to Dacca, vs. Mandalay [A]
2: 2104 (Jarhat) : 7AF Air, [A]
3: 1905 (Dacca) : SEAC Air, [A]
4: 1805 (Calcutta): 33 British Corps moves to 1905 (Dacca) to 2005 (Dimasur) to 2105 (Imphal/Kohima)
5: 1307 (Columbo): 15 British Corps ST to 1805 (Calcutta)
6: 1307 (Columbo): 11AF LRB moves to 1905 (Dacca), [A]

One battle [A] at Mandalay
96 1/21/2020 5:16:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #15: 3 / Mahatma Gandhi: Independence Campaign
Move the India marker one box toward India Revolts, if already in India Revolts box no additional effect. to the unrest 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:
As OPERATIONS on South HQ for 4

2008 (Rangoon): 15th Army moves to 2107, moves to 2106 (Mandalay), moves to 2206 (Lashio), moves to 2305 (Myitkyina), moves to 2206 (Lashio), moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2019 (Tjilatjap): Korean Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon) via ST
* 3007 (Shanghai): [35th Army] moves to 3119 (Sarong) via AA (1/7 ASP)
* 2911 (Aparri): 1 SN Bde moves to 3520 (Hollandia) via AA (2/7 ASP)

95 1/19/2020 2:34:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Japan may play first, thanks
94 1/19/2020 2:31:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

93 1/19/2020 2:13:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Allies get to play first out of the FO if they so desire.
92 1/19/2020 2:12:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

91 1/19/2020 2:12:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Allied Submarine Warfare: (-3 Game Turn, +2 Escorts, +1 Defective Torpedos). Net +0


90 1/19/2020 2:12:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Thanks for the heads up. I think I fixed that in revision 7 (Reinforcement Schedule)

Japanese Reinforcements

* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 26 AF moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: CV Junyo moves to 4222 (Buin)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [31st Army] moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 6 AD moves to 2110 (Bangkok)

Replacements:
* 3407 (Kure) : BB Yamato to full strength
* 4600 (Attu/Kiska) : 27th Army to full strength
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 28th Army to full strength

89 1/18/2020 3:35:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Note for the VASSAL module: 'Reinforcement' has a typo in the VASSAL generated log messages for 'Allied Reinforcement Chart'. It is showing as 'Reinfrocement'

Allied Turn 3 Reinforcements: Includes Turn 2 delayed, plus Turn 3, plus units from Turn Track

First the HQ placements
S Pac HQ (Ghormley) (Agreement) to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
SW Pac HQ (Agreement) to 3023 (Darwin)
ANZAC HQ (Agreement) to 3626 (Cairns)

CVL Hermes, BB Warspite to 1005 (Maldive Islands)
CV Indomitable, 15 BR XXX, 11AF LRB to 1307 (Columbo)
33 BR XXX, 11AF to 1805 (Calcutta)
SEAC Air, 3 AUS XXX to 1905 (Dacca)
10AF LRB, 7AF to 2104 (Jarhat)

13AF Air, 13AF, XI XXX moves to 3023 (Darwin)
3NZ XX, [I XXX], 5AF, 5LRB to 3626 (Cairns)

BB N Carolina, CV Wasp, BB Miss, CA Northampton, [XIV XXX], 1 MAW, 1st Mar XX to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
Mar SF X to 4826 (Efate)

Mar M x to 5808 (Oahu)

+1 ASP to 2

Replacements:
1 US Naval + 1 Pearl: None to take
2 Ground: [US XIV] Espirutu, [US I] in Cairns each go full
5 Air: [Aus Air] Townsville can go full
1 China: OOS, so no joy for Chang's brute squads.

US will have 6 cards, 1 pass.

Over to you for Japan R&R. Please always feel free to roll the Subs so you can get your cards... :-)



88 1/18/2020 2:37:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Change War in Europe value From 0 to 1
87 1/18/2020 2:37:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 8 to 7
86 1/18/2020 2:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies End Turn Allies deck was reshuffled.

85 1/18/2020 2:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message - End of Rounds
- Nat Status
- DEI is conquered.

- [19 LRB] temporarily EAMs to Darwin
* 2917 (Menado): [19 LRB] moves to 3023 (Darwin)
-
- Aus Mandates also go to Japan
-
- 1st turn of Alaska occupation

- US PW
- Drop of 1 to 7 for DEI
* Mark Greenman (Allies) sets Political Will to 7
-
- Attrition
- Chinese OOS, but in range of SEAC
- Malayan ground forces flip
* Mark Greenman (Allies) flips the [3 Ind Corps]
* Mark Greenman (Allies) flips the [8 Aus Division]
- Filipino already flipped, and no HQ, so they disappear
* Mark Greenman (Allies) eliminates [R Corps] *
* Mark Greenman (Allies) eliminates [SL Corps] *
* Mark Greenman (Allies) eliminates P Brigade *
- [19LRB] Darwin also goes
* Mark Greenman (Allies) eliminates [19 LRB] *
- Aussie ground and Air flip in Australia
* Mark Greenman (Allies) flips the [1 Aus Corps]
* Mark Greenman (Allies) flips the [2 Aus Corps]
* Mark Greenman (Allies) flips the [Aus Air]
-
- That is all I see
84 1/18/2020 2:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
- 2OC, Cent Pac
- 7AF to Turn track
- Wake Marines to Midway
* 4612 (Wake): W Brigade moves to 5108 (Midway)
* Mark Greenman (Allies) sets Allied ASP Marker to 1 ASP Used
83 1/18/2020 2:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 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:
This card is exactly why I defer taking ABDA as the US... better odds to draw a WiE. I do not know what the odds are for un-opposed Allied WiE play on Turn 2, but I have seen it happen often enough to empirically think it significant...
82 1/18/2020 2:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message > Over to the Allies for the next two card plays. I don't know why people think the Japanese are overpowered. This was a pretty powerful hand and I basically achieved a little bit more than historical, but certainly not a game ender for the Allies. (Maybe this means I'm not a good Japanese player?)
>
> I mean sure, with my hand I probably could have gone gung-ho in one specific theater but at the cost of giving the Allies a better position in a different theater

Pretty much my sentiments as well. The Historical hand is pretty much optimal for Japan, and when playing without it, I generally feel the Japanese side is much more susceptible to a crippling opening hand... they need good cards early! Hence my bid for Allies 0... :-}
81 1/17/2020 7:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Japanese PBM:

* 2915 (Davao): 21 AF moves to 3416 (Palau Islands) moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 2911 (Aparri): 25 AF moves to 2915 (Davao) moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)

3AD stays in 2008 (Rangoon)

Over to the Allies for the next two card plays. I don't know why people think the Japanese are overpowered. This was a pretty powerful hand and I basically achieved a little bit more than historical, but certainly not a game ender for the Allies. (Maybe this means I'm not a good Japanese player?)

I mean sure, with my hand I probably could have gone gung-ho in one specific theater but at the cost of giving the Allies a better position in a different theater
80 1/16/2020 11:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Battle C, Manila, requires no rolls, and R XXX is flipped.

Looks like full Japanese playground to PBM around within... :-)

my best,
Mark
79 1/16/2020 11:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Net 3, 1x, 27 hits will elim the Dutch.

Dutch Air EAM to Bali.
78 1/16/2020 10:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Battle B at Tjil, Ground:
dr1 Japan 27 @-2 (Mixed)
No roll for Allies, as they cannot damage full strength Kor XXXX.
77 1/16/2020 10:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message 1 IND XXX pounded to a flip.
76 1/16/2020 10:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Battle A @ Akyab, A/N only:
dr1 Japan: 20 @+0
75 1/16/2020 10:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Someone finally on watch.

Allied command still dithers, and no help sent anywhere... (no reaction moves).
74 1/16/2020 10:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Japanese running rampant again. Let's see if anyone notices...

Intel vs EC:5, no bonus
73 1/16/2020 7:45:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #20: 2 / Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Airfield Bombardment: If, prior to reaction, a Japanese BB naval unit occupies a battle hex that contains an Allied air unit, but no Allied BB naval unit, then the Allied air unit (max) is reduced (Japanese player's choice) one step prior to air-naval combat (even if this eliminates the unit).

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Japanese:
As EVENT on South HQ for 6:

* 2110 (Bangkok): 3 AD moves to 2008 (Rangoon) attacks 2006 (Akyab) - Battle A
* 2018 (Batavia): [16th Army] moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap) - Battle B
* 2018 (Batavia): Korean Army moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap) - Battle B
* 1916 (Palembang): [25th Army] moves to 2017 (Bangka)
* 3407 (Kure): 25 AF moves to 2909 (Tainan) moves to 2911 (Aparri), attack 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) - Battle C
* 2915 (Davao): 21 AF joins Battle C
72 1/16/2020 12:50:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #79: 3 / Soviets Invade Manchuria
Manchuria: If Tojo has resigned, then this card MUST be played as an event, otherwise it can only be played as an OC. If played as the event the Japanese permanently lose two Resource Hexes (3302 and 3303). Place a Soviet Flag in each hex to denote Allied control that counts for Progress of the War. Bonus: If China has not surrendered, move the China marker two boxes toward or into the Stable Front box.. RESHUFFLE: If played as an OC or discarded, place this card back in the deck and reshuffle the deck at the end of the game turn. If played as the event, permanently remove this card from the deck and do NOT reshuffle. This card may not be played as a Future Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 0

NOTE: Deck will be reshuffled before next deal.Message from Allies:
Time to leave the dugout Dug... Things are un-raveling fast behind you!

For OPS to send SW Pac to turn track
71 1/15/2020 6:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message That's ok! Well that invasion of Gili-Gili didn't go well, I mean it succeeded but I can't decide if those rolls were Insult to Injury or Injury to Insult. :-)

Japanese PBM:

* 2220 (Soerabaja): CA Nachi moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): CL Tenryu moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): [CA Aoba] moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* 3822 (Lae): 1 AD moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
70 1/14/2020 11:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Sorry, that dr was spurious. Just entered the message in wrong box.

Back for Japan PBM
69 1/14/2020 11:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
US Asia DD sunk without a shot.

Soerbaja captured.
68 1/14/2020 11:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Battle C, Soerbaja, A/N:

dr1: Japan 10+2 @+3
67 1/14/2020 11:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Torpedoes hit home. Aoba's sister ship goes down.

Japanese forces still prevail for the Invasion, and Gili Gili captured.

Kent ENM to Cairns.

G'canal falls as well.
66 1/14/2020 11:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
.5x, 7 hits, NE.

Australian Navy gets a crack back
65 1/14/2020 11:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Battle B, Gili Gili, A/N
dr1 Japan 12+2 = 14 @+3
64 1/14/2020 11:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Net 5, 1x, 9 hits will elim the [PM X]. Japan control.
63 1/14/2020 11:27:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Allies are surprised...

Battle A, PM, A/N:
1 AD will flip PM X at 20 @+3, min 10 damage.

Ground battle:
dr1 Japan 9 @+2 Air, -3 Mountain
62 1/14/2020 11:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Intel roll vs. EC:7
61 1/13/2020 10:50:00 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:
As EVENT on South Seas HQ for 9

* 1. 3822 (Lae): [17th Army] moves to 3823 (Port Moresby) - Battle A
* 2. 4021 (Rabaul): 1 AD moves to 3822 (Lae), joins Battle A
* 3-4. 4021 (Rabaul): SS Bde, CA Aoba moves to 4024 (Gili Gili) via Organic AA - Battle B
* 5-6. 4715 (Kwajalein): [4 SN Bde], CL Tenryu moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal) via Organic AA
* 7-8. 3319 (Biak): 2 SN Bde, CA Nachi moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 9. 3706 (Tokyo): [18th Army] moves to 4017 (Truk) via ST
60 1/13/2020 5:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allies load the FOQ
59 1/13/2020 5:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
58 1/13/2020 4:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message No. The units are exactly where they need to be.
57 1/13/2020 3:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No reaction.

Any PBM?
56 1/13/2020 2:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 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:
As EVENT on Combined Fleet for 5

* 3706 (Tokyo): 1 AD moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima) moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) moves to 3615 (Ulithi) moves to 4017 (Truk) moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* 2616 (Tarakan): [17th Army] moves to 3822 (Lae) via AA (5/7 ASP)
* 3704 (Hakodate): [27th Army] moves to 4600 (Attu/Kiska) via AA (6/7 ASP)
* 2415 (Miri): CA Nachi, 2 SN Bde moves to 3319 (Biak) via Oragnic AA

No Battles. Over to Allies for Reaction.

Bonus: Convoy Escorts +2
55 1/13/2020 1:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allies use 2nd pass.
54 1/13/2020 1:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No Intel card.

All 4 battles are auto-victories for Japan with no losses possible.

No PBM.

+4 resource control
53 1/13/2020 9:35:00 AM 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:
As EVENT on Combined Fleet for 6

* 1. 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): 15th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon) Battle A. (This activation reduces the total to 5 due to CBI logistics)
* 2. 2112 (Khota Baru): [25th Army] moves to 1916 (Palembang) via AA (2/7 ASP), Battle B
* 3. 2709 (Hong Kong): [17th Army] moves to 2616 (Tarakan) via AA (3/7 ASP), Battle C
* 4. 2913: [19th Army] moves to 2517 (Balikpapan) via AA (4/7 ASP), Battle D
* 5. 3305 (Seoul): Korean Army moves to 2018 (Batavia) via ST

Over to Allies for Reaction
52 1/12/2020 3:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #34: 2 / Operation Culverin: Invasion of Sumatra
Activate: Any Joint or Commonwealth HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Contions: Only Commonwealth units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
AL play 3

SEAC HQ, 2OC, 3 possible

1: 1 IND XXX Kohima to Akyab
2: FEAF Dacca to Madras

No battles nor PBM (barring a funky reaction event).
51 1/12/2020 11:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Japanese PBM:

* 2915 (Davao): 23 AF moves to 3416 (Palau Islands) moves to 3814 (Guam) moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 1910: CVL Ryujo moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 1607: CVL Zuiho moves to 2018 (Batavia)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 22 AF moves to 2012 (Singora)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 21 AF moves to 2212 (Saigon) moves to 2415 (Miri) moves to 2915 (Davao).

Over to Allies for next play.
50 1/11/2020 7:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Oops! My bad. I should be playing with revision 6 not 7. It's not released yet. But it's not an issue the only difference is I have fixed some typos with messages and added some missing commands to some units.

Keep playing normally with Rev 6. I'll release Revision 7 after this round is over.
49 1/11/2020 6:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Is module 5.0 rev 7 released? I think i got a couple warnings about it? Any problem just using rev 6 until 7 available?
48 1/11/2020 5:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Back for PBM
47 1/11/2020 5:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Perfect results for Japan. Commander is promoted and receives much sake and geisha time.
46 1/11/2020 5:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
No rolls required for Calcutta, Battle C

Battle D, 16 @+3 on Dutch CA
45 1/11/2020 5:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Again, I realize I didn't need a roll, as AVG elim with 20 hits.
44 1/11/2020 5:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Japan hits Rangoon with Air assets from land and sea...

20+16+6 = 42@+3 surprise
43 1/11/2020 5:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I guess the 1B was doomed in any case and is elim.
No damage on 15 XXXX which captures 2108.
42 1/11/2020 5:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
Asleep!

Battle A is ground only
dr1: Japan 20 @-2 Mixed
dr2: Burmese 6 @+0
41 1/11/2020 5:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Intel vs. EC:7 with no AZOI bonus...
40 1/11/2020 2:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Copy/Paste errors when I typed in my moves. Corrections to the attacks by the CVLs (Currently the moves are ILLEGAL)

* 2915 (Davao): CVL Ryujo moves to 1910 attack 2008 (Rangoon) - Battle B
* 2018 (Batavia): CVL Zuiho moves to 1607 attack 1805 (Calcutta) - Battle C

This reflects the VASSAL log.
39 1/11/2020 1:20:00 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:
As EVENT on South HQ for 6 Activations

BONUS:
* 1813 (Medan): Central Force Paratroopers Capture the Hex (from 20AF Saigon)

Moves/Battles:
* 2018 (Batavia): CVL Zuiho moves to 1607 attack 2008 (Rangoon) - Battle B
* 2915 (Davao): CVL Ryujo moves to 1910 attack 1908 (Dacca) - Battle C

Putting SEAC OOS

* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South): 15th Army moves to 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) - Battle A
* 2212 (Saigon): 22 AF moves to 2110 (Bangkok) attack 2008 (Rangoon), joins Battle B
* 2909 (Tainan): 21 AF moves to 2409 (Hanoi) moves to 2110 (Bangkok), joins Battle B
* 3009 (Taihoku): 23 AF moves to 2812 (Clark Field) moves to 2915 (Davao) attack 2616 (Tarakan) - Battle D
38 1/11/2020 9:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message No problems. I will be busy most of the day and need to figure out how to accomplish what I need to do with 5 cards. I likely won't be submitting a move until late tonight.
37 1/10/2020 10:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Apologies on delay. Allies will burn first pass. No file.
36 1/10/2020 10:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Apologies on delay. Allies will burn first pass. No file.
35 1/8/2020 6:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message We spend a round mending fences to get the offensive back on track.
34 1/8/2020 6:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies

Message from Japanese:
33 1/8/2020 6:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Discard Strategy card #49: 1 / JN25 Code Change
OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
32 1/8/2020 6:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
31 1/8/2020 10:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Return Strategy card to deck #4: 1 / Arcadia Conference
OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Returning to deck
30 1/8/2020 10:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 2-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
On a '1' discard the lower #'d card I just drew
On a '2' discard the higher #'d card I just drew
29 1/8/2020 10:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Arrgggh! My stupid mouse sent a 'double' click on the card draw. I will randomly discard one of the two cards drawn back to deck. Apologies.
28 1/8/2020 10:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Arrgggh! My stupid mouse sent a 'double' click on the card draw. I will randomly discard one of the two cards drawn back to deck. Apologies.
27 1/8/2020 10:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
1st of Turn
26 1/8/2020 10:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
1st of Turn
25 1/8/2020 10:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #2: 1 / Imperial HQ Debate: Japanese Inter-Service rivalry
Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivarly is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Allied Card 1

For the 'bickering'.
24 1/8/2020 8:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Japanese PBM:

* 2018 (Batavia): CA Nachi moves to 2415 (Miri)
* (Billiton): CVL Zuiho moves to 2018 (Batavia)
* 2314: CV Shokaku moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 3317: CV Soryu moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 3418: CV Akagi moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): [5 AD] moves to 2211 (Phnom Penh) moves to 2609 (Canton) moves to 2812 (Clark Field)
* 2911 (Aparri): 4 AD moves to 2609 (Canton) moves to 2211 (Phnom Penh) moves to 1913 (Kuala Lumpur)
* 2911 (Aparri): 3 AD moves to 2609 (Canton) moves to 2211 (Phnom Penh) moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
23 1/8/2020 1:40:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Forces of Freedom had no reaction units that time, so over for Japan PBM.

my best,
Mark
22 1/8/2020 1:40:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Forces of Freedom had no reaction units that time, so over for Japan PBM.

my best,
Mark
21 1/8/2020 1:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No damage to Japan.

Battle D @ Biak

Auto-kill of [US Asia CA] with no risk to Japan.
20 1/8/2020 1:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Battle C, Manila, A/N:
Japan 20+20 = 40 @+0, auto-kill
dr1: US 4 @+0

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