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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
156 1/27/2020 11:44:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message No battle, so Buin captured. Over to you for Pbm
155 1/27/2020 11:43:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Special reaction roll 0 to 4 required
154 1/27/2020 5:54:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #38: 2 / Operation Tarzan: Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: The Allied player may only activate ground and air units, of which one must be a Chinese Army unit IF there is one on the map and in HQ range. If no such unit is available, this requirement is ignored.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate Cent Pac for 3+2=5 units

* 5321 (Funafuti): 7AF Air moves to 5325 (Viti)
* 5325 (Viti): 7AF Air moves to 4926 (Tana)
* 4926 (Tana): 7AF Air moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): [CV Enterprise] moves to 4724
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): M Brigade moves to 4724
* 4724: M Brigade, [CV Enterprise] moves to 4222 (Buin)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): CV Lexington moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): CA Northampton moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)

Standard movement for all units apart from 7AF Air which moved strategically.

1 ASP: you may try special reaction die roll to counter invasion of Buin, so go on for possible combat and your PBM.
153 1/27/2020 5:10:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message No hurry. You have two cards I can't do much about, so worth some planning g
152 1/27/2020 5:02:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Since you moved ground units only, all of them out of range of any special reaction, I can't react and you haven't PBM. Maybe I can find out time for a move tonight, but not sure of that.
151 1/27/2020 2:05:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #21: 3 / Mahatma Gandhi: Worker Strikes in India
Can only be played in reaction to an Offensive activated by the SEAC HQ. Cancels a SEAC HQ offensive and the Allies must reduce one full strength Indian Corps (cannot eliminate a reduced unit, if none available, no additional effect). Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Activate South Seas for 5 Ops

4715 (Kwajalein): [4 SN Bde] moves to 5018 (Tarawa) [3 of 7 ASPs]

3822 (Lae): 31st Army moves to 3721 (Madang) overland, so no special reaction

3813 (Saipan/Tinian): [27th Army] moves to 3822 (Lae) (Strategic Move)

3319 (Biak): SS Bde moves to 3119 (Sarong) [4 of 7 ASPs]

3520 (Hollandia): [18th Army] moves to 3720 (Wewak) [5 o7 ASPs]

Log created, forgot to reset ASPs

Back to you for reaction and next card
150 1/27/2020 9:36:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Logfile submitted.
149 1/27/2020 9:36:00 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 SW Pac HQ for 2+2 units (in fact, 3):

* alex toggles Activation for X Corps
* alex toggles Activation for M Brigade
* alex toggles Activation for CA Northampton
* 5321 (Funafuti): CA Northampton moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* 5321 (Funafuti): X Corps moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): M Brigade moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)

No battles, no ASP. Yours for possible reaction cards and your last move of the turn (no PBM for me)
148 1/27/2020 4:51:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Probably just captured the Wolverine as well :-)
147 1/27/2020 4:50:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message I agree about the ASPs. [2 of 7 used]

PBM
CV Shokaku to Biak (3319)
1 AD to Saipan and then Guam (3814)

I don't have access to a map until this evening. Please continue with the above PBM and your next card.
146 1/27/2020 3:39:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message John Wayne, Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenneger all together. It's shameful that all those relevant people will pay for their courage with 3 full years of detention in an hellish japanese prison field ;-)

I feel that you spent 2 ASPs, since SS Bde moved alone.

No reaction; Wake Brigade suffers 1 step loss during a/n segment of the combat and the last one during ground segment, so Saipan back to JP control.

Go on with your PBM.
145 1/26/2020 9:47:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Time to deal with the Wake Brigade. Looks like they think they include John Wayne :-)

Play on South Seas for 4 Activations

3706 (Tokyo): 1 AD moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
3706 (Tokyo): CV Shokaku moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) (Battle A)
4017 (Truk): [27th Army] moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) (Battle A)
3822 (Lae): SS Bde moves to 3319 (Biak) [1 of 7 ASPs used)

Back to you for reaction
144 1/26/2020 3:43:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message No reaction. Probably tomorrow for my next move
143 1/26/2020 3:37:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #81: 2 / China Offensive: Counter-Offensive in Kweilin-Liuchow
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:
Well, your result in Battle A) was much more important than the mine, given his potentialities. I'd have signed with my blood for such an outcome ;-)

* alex toggles Activation for Cen Pac HQ
* alex toggles Activation for X Corps
* alex toggles Activation for CA Northampton
* alex toggles Activation for 7AF Air
* alex toggles Activation for W Brigade
* 4415 (Eniwetok): W Brigade moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 4926 (Tana): 7AF Air moves to 5325 (Viti)
* 5325 (Viti): 7AF Air moves to 5321 (Funafuti)
* 5808 (Oahu): CA Northampton moves to 5321 (Funafuti)
* 5808 (Oahu): X Corps moves to 5321 (Funafuti)

Last two were strat moves

No battles, 1 ASP. Bty for any rection cards and your move.
142 1/26/2020 11:53:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Japanese PBM

Marc Priest (Japan) flips the [CA Kent]]
Marc Priest (Japan) flips the [CV Enterprise]

4121 (Green): CV Soryu moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
4121 (Green): [CV Junyo] moves to 4017 (Truk)
4122 (Woodlark): 4 AD moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
4024 (Gili Gili): BB Nagato moves to 4017 (Truk)
4024 (Gili Gili): CA Aoba moves to 3822 (Lae)
4121 (Green): 26 AF moves to 4221 (Baka), 4316 (Ponape)

Back to you . At least both our die rolls were poor :-)
141 1/26/2020 11:33:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message We woud both have liked better rolls in that combat :-)
140 1/26/2020 9:46:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Nope. I anticipate my PBM:

* 4225: CV Enterprise moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* 3925: CVL Hermes moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)

Apply my losses, PBM wont't change in any case, then go with your pbm.
139 1/26/2020 9:24:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
0


Message from Allies:
Much Ado For Nothing, as a famous anchestor of your would have said... ;-)

20 for me, 8 for you. I obviously flip CV Junyo, you have to give me 20 hits.

Battle B):

JP 10
AP needs critical
138 1/26/2020 9:15:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
2


Message from Allies:
Let's try the more conservative option.

Activate Anzac HQ for 1+2 = 3 units

* alex (Allies) toggles Activation for ANZAC HQ
* alex (Allies) toggles Activation for CL Dutch
* alex (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Hermes
* alex (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Enterprise
* 4024 (Gili Gili): CV Enterprise moves to 4225
* 4225: CV Enterprise toggles Battle Tag
* 3023 (Darwin): CL Dutch moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 3023 (Darwin): CVL Hermes moves to 3925
* 3925: CVL Hermes toggles Battle Tag

JP 80
AP 35
137 1/26/2020 9:00:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Reaction die roll.
136 1/26/2020 5:46:00 AM May-Aug 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:
Time to liven things up !
Activate South Seas for 7

3520 (Hollandia): CV Soryu moves to 4121 (Green) Attacks Gili Gili (Battle A)
4017 (Truk): CV Junyo moves to 4121 (Green) joins Battle A
3814 (Guam): 26 AF moves to 4017 (Truk), 4121 (Green) joins Battle A
4021 (Rabaul): 4 AD moves to 4122 (Woodlark) joins Battle A
3822 (Lae): CA Aoba moves to 4024 (Gili Gili) ( Battle A)
4017 (Truk): BB Nagato moves to 4024 (Gili Gili) ( Battle A)

4316 (Ponape): 25 AF moves to 4020 (Kavieng), 3822 (Lae) attacks Cape York (Battle B)

Back to you for reaction and combat
135 1/25/2020 10:14:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
As well. No Logfile.
134 1/25/2020 9:17:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Playing to FoQ
133 1/24/2020 11:53:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Logfile submitted, your for next move.
132 1/24/2020 11:52:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
For PT Boats card.
131 1/24/2020 11:50:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #23: 2 / PT Boats
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. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Event. Used mostly for drawing an extra card, I placed the PT Boat marker on game turn track as suggested.
130 1/24/2020 5:32:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change War in Europe value From 0 to -3
129 1/24/2020 5:31:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #55: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Major 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: 3 1943: 2 1944: 1 1945: No Effect Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Playing for event. No log file. Back to you
128 1/24/2020 4:08:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Take it easy Marc, this is a friendly game at the end. And your health is by far more important than any game!

I just added a logfile with your corrected move and added something that has remained to be fixed.

Spending my "pass" here, so back to you.
127 1/24/2020 3:30:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Corrected move

Play for Ops on Combined Fleet for 4

3704 (Hakodate): [27th Army] moves to 4017 (Truk)
3706 (Tokyo): ED Army moves to 3720 (Rabaul) ]

3607 (Nagoya): 3 AD moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima), 3813 (Saipan/Tinian), 3515 (Yap), 3416 (Palau Islands)

3407 (Kure): 25 AF moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima), 3814 (Guam). 4017 (Truk), 4316 (Ponape)

No combat. Back to you

Sorry about no move yesterday . Unfortunately Thursday is one of the days I have dialysis for my kidneys and I had no time to spare between a day at work and then going to dialysis.

126 1/23/2020 6:46:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Never mind, the effect of brain disconnections of mine will be felt at soonest ;-)
125 1/22/2020 10:56:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Sorry about that. Suffering from brain disconnect at the moment !

I will rethink the move
124 1/22/2020 6:30:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I'm afraid here again you have to fix the move: distance between Tokyo and Wewak is 14 hexes and you can't invade it using ASP movement with the "2 OC" card you used. Other movements could be considered strategically played and so are OK.
123 1/22/2020 2:25:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #81: 2 / Kamikaze Attack
Play prior to one battle of the Offensive that is within 11 hexes of Tokyo (3706) and within extended range of a Japanese air unit. The Japanese player eliminates two Allied naval steps (Japanese player's choice, may not eliminate a unit unless there is no other option), while reducing the Japanese air unit whose range was used one step (even if this would eliminate the air unit). No more than one Kamikaze per battle, but more than one Kamikaze per offensive is allowed. Draw One Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Looks you are getting some ideal cards ...

Play for Ops on Combined Fleet for 4

3704 (Hakodate): [27th Army] moves to 4017 (Truk)
3706 (Tokyo): ED Army moves to 3720 (Wewak) [2 of 7 ASPs used]

3607 (Nagoya): 3 AD moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima), 3813 (Saipan/Tinian), 3515 (Yap), 3416 (Palau Islands)

3407 (Kure): 25 AF moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima), 3814 (Guam). 4017 (Truk), 4316 (Ponape)

No combat
122 1/22/2020 1:26:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #51: 2 / Chenault: 14th Air Force Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Condtions: Only air units may be activated. Bonus: The Allied player receives the non-LRB 14th AF air unit in any friendly, in supply airbase in North India or in the China air unit box. If neither of those locations is available, then bring the air unit into any friendly in supply airbase. If the US AVG air unit is in play, immediately remove it from the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
So let's make real your prophecy of journal entry #87 ;-)

My ENM:

* 2019 (Tjilatjap): [Dut Air] moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)
* 2019 (Tjilatjap): CL Dutch moves to 3023 (Darwin)

My Move: activate Anzac HQ for 1+4 units, in fact I'll move two only.

* alex toggles Activation for ANZAC HQ (Agreement)
* alex toggles Activation for Aus Air
* alex toggles Activation for [Dut Air]
* 2320 (Bali/Lombok): [Dut Air] moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 3727 (Townsville): Aus Air moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* 3626 (Cairns): Aus Air moves to 3226

My PBM:

* 3226: Aus Air moves to 2825 (Wyndham)
* 2825 (Wyndham): Aus Air moves to 2721 (Koepang)

Card Bonus:

* 14AF Air moves to 2105 (Imphal/Kohima)

No battles; yours for next move.
121 1/22/2020 12:04:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message OK. My move later tonight.
120 1/22/2020 10:58:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Sorry, 2 AD moves to Tarakan.

BB Nagato moves from Manila to Truk

BB Yamato moves to Rangoon
119 1/22/2020 10:47:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Please check the two rows below, I understand you move 2 AD first to Manila, then to Tarakan and finally to... Truk? Maybe there's a typo somewhere...

2812 (Clark Field): 2 AD moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)

2813 (Manila/Corregidor): 2 AD moves to 2616 (Tarakan), 4017 (Truk)
118 1/22/2020 9:36:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message PBM

2812 (Clark Field): 2 AD moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)

2813 (Manila/Corregidor): 2 AD moves to 2616 (Tarakan), 4017 (Truk)

2014 (Kuantan): BB Yamato moves to 2008 (Rangoon)

Just Singapore to get rid of :-)
117 1/22/2020 5:54:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Battle C) is an autowin so no die rolls. I won't submit logfile here, since all my ground targets are simply destroyed with no JP casualties (as you see, it's not always holidays as we say here in Italy ;-) ): you may add your pbm, I'll follow with with my first round move (ENM from Tjilatjap first)
116 1/22/2020 5:50:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Nope; so my ground unit is autodestroyed and I'll have to perform another one ENM later. Now to Battle B, where I have a single last ground step and can't be destroyed by your a/n assault. I roll for your ground attack (can fail with just a "0"):
115 1/22/2020 5:46:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
I have no intentions to bring in any a/n units to fight, so I won't waste a reaction die roll. But in Battle A, since you havent's a/n units as well, I still can try a critical even if surprised:
114 1/22/2020 3:52:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Changed Attack Plan (decided to finish off DEI and Phillipines)

Play Card on South for 7 Activations
2018 (Batavia): [16th Army] moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap) (Battle A)
2018 (Batavia): Korean Army moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap) (Battle A)

2812 (Clark Field): 14th Army moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) (Battle B)
2915 (Davao): BB Nagato moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) (Battle B)
2812 (Clark Field): 2 AD joins Battle B

1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 38th Army moves to 2014 (Kuantan) (Battle C)
3407 (Kure): BB Yamato moves to 2014 (Kuantan) (Battle C)

Realised that you can't intervene with enough at Tjilatjap for Air/Naval cover to be required
113 1/22/2020 3:29:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message OK, I can see your logfile now. So waiting for your correction (would be enough if you just write here the alternative hex where to send 23 AF... if any).
112 1/21/2020 1:27:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Good point, I can't use koepebang. I will replan my move. Will be a few hours or tomorrow morning.
111 1/21/2020 11:15:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Moreover: are you sure you can move air unit to Koepang? DEI has not fallen yet and that airport should be still under allied possession.
110 1/21/2020 11:01:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I can't see the logfile with your impulse and battles declaration, is it correct? I can provide to submit it according to the journal if you want.
109 1/21/2020 10:45:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #10: 3 / 2nd Operational Phase: Solomon Island Expansion
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: May only be played as an event if the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker is on its Strategic Agreement side.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Play on South for 7 . Best to play this immediately in case there is an ISR card out there :-)

2018 (Batavia): [16th Army] moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap) (Battle A)
2018 (Batavia): Korean Army moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap) (Battle A)
2018 (Batavia): CVL Zuiho moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap) (Battle A)

2620 (Makassar): 23 AF moves to 2721 (Koepang) attacks Darwin (Battle B)
2915 (Dava) BB Nagato moves to 3023 (Darwin) (Battle B)
2915 (Davao): CV Akagi moves to 3020 (Ceram) - attacks Darwin (Battle B)
2311 (Cam Ranh): CA Mogami moves to 3023 (Darwin) (battle B)
108 1/20/2020 4:18:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Probably tomorrow before I can move. Need access to the map and other family member is on the computer ...
107 1/20/2020 4:16:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

106 1/20/2020 4:15:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Sub roll with -1
105 1/20/2020 4:15:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 11 to 9
104 1/20/2020 4:15:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Flop 19th army in Lae, Korean Army in Batavia and BB Yamato

Japanese divisions in China to 9
103 1/20/2020 3:50:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message BTW, the Tokyo Express Marker we haven't been able to find is simply on the right of the units you just brought in as reinforcements... ;-)
102 1/20/2020 3:46:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

101 1/20/2020 3:45:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message - Replacements:

- 2 ground:

* flip the 2 Aus Corps
* flip the 1 Aus Corps

- 5 Air (in fact, 1):

* flip the Aus Air

- 1 China:

* flip the 66 Army

None else seen. You can go with your repl now, Submarine die roll, and your first round of Turn 3, since with no Future Offensive Cards on both sides you'll have to go first even with 6 cards.
100 1/20/2020 2:29:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Japanese Reinforcements :-

4325: CV Junyo moves to 4017 (Truk)
4226: 6 AD moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
4425: 26 AF moves to 3814 (Guam)
4227: [31st Army] moves to 3822 (Lae)

Increased Allied ASPs to 2. Reset Japanese and Allied Used ASPs. Reset Drawn Cards to zero for both
99 1/20/2020 3:44:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message At work now, will place reinforcements this evening.
98 1/20/2020 2:50:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies End Turn
97 1/19/2020 6:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message And... yes, I've been very lucky right now, both with dice and cards as well. But this is a long game and luck may change very soon... ;-)
96 1/19/2020 6:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message As for a last minute change of mind: CA Northampton to 5808n (Oahu) and 1 MAW to 5708 (Kauai). Please correct the map after charging my last logfile.
95 1/19/2020 6:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message bty for your Reinf Phase.
94 1/19/2020 6:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message My Reinf Placement:

ANZAC HQ (Agreement) moves to 3023 (Darwin)
CVL Hermes moves to 3023 (Darwin)
1 MAW moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
10AF LRB moves to 3624 (Cape York)
CA Northampton moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* BB Mississippi moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* M Brigade moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* SF Brigade moves to 5808 (Oahu)
* XI Corps moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* 5AF Air moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 5AF LRB moves to 2104 (Jarhat)
* SEAC Air moves to 1406 (Madras)
* CV Indomitable moves to 1308 (Trincomalee)
* BB Warspite moves to 1308 (Trincomalee)

South HQ resurrected in Port Moresby.
93 1/19/2020 6:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message 13AF Air deferred to Turn 6.
92 1/19/2020 6:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

7
9
0
3
8
4


Message from Allies:
Now, die rolls to decide Sent to Europe US units. I roll according to the list below:

* [XIV Corp]
* [I Corps]
* 13AF Air
* 13AF LRB
* 11AF Air
* 11AF LRB
91 1/19/2020 6:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Australian Mandates surrender, I have put under Japanese control all the required hexes.

Attrition:

* alex flips the [2 Aus Corps]
* alex flips the [Aus Air]
* alex flips the [PM Bde]
* alex flips the [1 Aus Corps]
* alex eliminates 6 Regiment *
* alex eliminates 7 Regiment *
* alex eliminates 4 Regiment *
* alex eliminates 8 Regiment *
* alex eliminates [SL Corps] *
* alex eliminates P Brigade *
* alex flips the [R Corps]
* alex flips the [3 Ind Corps]
* alex flips the [8 Aus Division]
* alex flips the [J Division]
* alex flips the [Dut Air]
* alex flips the [B Ind Division]
90 1/19/2020 3:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Okay. Only surrender is the Australian mandates
89 1/19/2020 3:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Just wait, I'll submit a logfile with EOT stuff (political, attrition etc.) and begin of next turn with my Reinf Phase later tonight.
88 1/19/2020 2:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Discard Strategy card #71: 2 / Victor Plans: MacArthur Liberates The Philippines
OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Spending this to put MacArthur (SW PAC HQ) on Record Track, will come back as a reinforcement next turn.
87 1/19/2020 11:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Have you been bribing the gods of dice ? That makes 3 criticals - 1 or 2 I would expect, 3 is very lucky... Oh well at least I rolled enough to kill the AVG (which means thw 14th Air Force card will turn up nexct turn ...)

PBM

2008 (Rangoon): [5 AD] moves to 2012 (Singora), [5 AD] moves to 1913 (Kuala Lumpur)

2008 (Rangoon): 21 AF moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
86 1/19/2020 9:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message AVG air unit dies but after a fight that will be celebrated thru many years... ;-)

Flip JP 22AF.

Logfile submitted, go on with PBM.
85 1/19/2020 9:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
9


Message from Allies:
All considered, better to spare FE Air for future use.

JP 47
AP 6, needs critical.
84 1/19/2020 9:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Reaction.
83 1/19/2020 8:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #62: 2 / Kamikaze Attack
Play prior to one battle of the Offensive that is within 11 hexes of Tokyo (3706) and within extended range of a Japanese air unit. The Japanese player eliminates two Allied naval steps (Japanese player's choice, may not eliminate a unit unless there is no other option), while reducing the Japanese air unit whose range was used one step (even if this would eliminate the air unit). No more than one Kamikaze per battle, but more than one Kamikaze per offensive is allowed. Draw One Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
The plan to close out New Guinea has been stymied ...

So :-
Activate South for 3

1913 (Kuala Lumpur): [5 AD] moves to 2110 (Bangkok), 2008 (Rangoon) Attacks Mandalay (Battle A)
2110 (Bangkok): 22 AF moves to 2008 (Rangoon), joins Battle A
2909 (Tainan): 21 AF moves to 2409 (Hanoi), 2008 (Rangoon), joins Battle A

Over to you to react
82 1/19/2020 4:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #20: 1 / Halsey Replaces Ghormley: Offensive Spirit
Activation: Halsey South HQ only. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: If the Ghormley South HQ is in play, remove it and place Halsey HQ in its location. If it is not yet in play, it is removed from the game and the Halsey South HQ is brought into play and placed in any friendly in supply port. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 3

Message from Allies:
Placing Halsey to Espiritu Santu, removing Ghormley from the game.

Activate Halsey for 3+4=7 units (in fact 3 only):

4825 (Espiritu Santo): CV Enterprise moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 5321 (Funafuti): CV Lexington moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* 5321 (Funafuti): 7AF Air moves to 5325 (Viti)
* 5325 (Viti): 7AF Air moves to 4926 (Tana)

All strat moves. So no battles and no PBM, go with possible reaction card and your last move of the turn. Logfile submitted.
81 1/18/2020 7:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Useful to get rid of the nuisance unit :-)

PBM
2517 (Balikpapan): 23 AF moves to 2620 (Makassar)
3216: CV Soryu moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
80 1/18/2020 6:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Both US attacked units are destroyed. I won't submit logfile, feel free to apply results and perform your PBM.
79 1/18/2020 6:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Surprise attack.

Battle A) is autokill.

I roll for JP Battle B) (10 +3)
78 1/18/2020 6:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Reaction.
77 1/18/2020 12:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #44: 3 / Tokyo Express: Bougainville Reinforcements
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Bonus: The Japanese temporarily gain 2 ASPs that can be used for the duration of this Offensive. Place the Tokyo Express marker in any Japanese controlled hex. See Emergency Supply Routes for the use of this marker.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Play for event on South Seas for 6

Place Tokyo Express Marker on Rangoon. I can't find the marker, we will just have to remember it.

2909 (Tainan): 23 AF moves to 2812 (Clark Field), 2616 (Tarakan), 2517 (Balikpapan) Attaks Kendari(2719) - Battle A

2911 (Aparri): 1 SN Bde moves to 2620 (Makassar) [1 of 2 ASPs used]

3706 (Tokyo): [18th Army] moves to 3520 (Hollandia) [2 of 2 ASPs used]

* 3706 (Tokyo): CV Soryu moves to 3216 Attacks Menado Battle B

* 4021 (Rabaul): SS Bde moves to 3822 (Lae) (Organic Transport on Aoba)
* 4021 (Rabaul): CA Aoba moves to 3822 (Lae)

Back to You

76 1/17/2020 7:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message PBM:

* 4612 (Wake): VF-211 moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 5814 (Palmyra): 7AF Air moves to 5717 (Canton Island)
* 5717 (Canton Island): 7AF Air moves to 5719 (Gardner)
* 5719 (Gardner): 7AF Air moves to 5321 (Funafuti)

bty.
75 1/17/2020 5:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Over to you for pbm. I will not provide a log file for the sinking
74 1/17/2020 5:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
From sub card
73 1/17/2020 5:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message (CA New Orleans) sunk
72 1/17/2020 5:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Torpedo new Orleans ca
71 1/17/2020 5:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #86: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis
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: 0-7: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 8-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Play as reaction and card draw
70 1/17/2020 4:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message ...was forgetting last movement:

* 5808 (Oahu): 7AF LRB moves to 5408 (Air Ferry)
* 5408 (Air Ferry): 7AF LRB moves to 5108 (Midway)

ok now, that's it.
69 1/17/2020 4:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 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:
Activate Cent Pac for 3+6=9 units (in fact, 7):

* 4612 (Wake): W Brigade moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 5108 (Midway): 7AF Air moves to 5408 (Air Ferry)
* 5408 (Air Ferry): 7AF Air moves to 5511 (Johnston)
* 5511 (Johnston): 7AF Air moves to 5814 (Palmyra)
* 5808 (Oahu): CV Lexington moves to 5321 (Funafuti)
* 5808 (Oahu): CV Enterprise moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* 5808 (Oahu): [CA New Orleans] moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)

I spent 1 ASP hitting Eniwetok; the 3 naval units moved strategically, of course.

I have some PBM to perform, but I wait for your statement about possible usage of attack rection cards.
68 1/17/2020 10:58:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Take your time on the move. I will be out this evening (local Wargames club - Playing Check Your 6 (WWII Aircraft). I think we are doing something from the Malta Campaign.
67 1/17/2020 10:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Your English is very good (much, much better than my Italian)
66 1/17/2020 10:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I was meaning "relief", of course... sorry for my awful english
65 1/17/2020 10:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Need to think a little about my next move, maybe I'll perform it in a couple of hours.
64 1/17/2020 10:32:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Yes, I've read something thru the journal of that game. If it can give you some releaf, Francisco pushed me out of the tourny as well! ;-) He's a very expert player, and the author of the Vassal module we're using too.
63 1/17/2020 10:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM :-
1916 (Palembang): CVL Zuiho moves to 2018 (Batavia)

I'm sure the luck will even out :-)

Sure nothing can be quite as bad as the last turn on my last game - invasion of Japan about to start , drew 7 cards, not one was a Military Offensive ...
62 1/17/2020 8:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message It's a bit too early to resign... clearly you haven't assessed your opponent yet, you have a lot of chances against me with any kind of die rolls and cards combination ;-)

Autowin in Palembang, go on with your pbm.
61 1/17/2020 8:27:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Ah ok, you're using a 1 OC card so no way to make it walking into the hex...
60 1/17/2020 8:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Aren't Bangka and Palembang connected by ground? Looks like they are - in that case no needs to spend an ASP. Let me know before I proceed.
59 1/17/2020 8:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I agree 15 Army in Rangoon is out of supply, but I can't find a toggle for that unit.
58 1/17/2020 8:14:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #74: 1 / Tokyo Rose: Mrs. Iva Ikuko D'Aquino
Reduce US Political Will by one. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Play on South for 2 Activations

2017 (Bangka): [35th Army] moves to 1916 (Palembang) (Amphibious Assault) (Battle A)
2018 (Batavia): CVL Zuiho moves to 1916 (Palembang) (Battle A)

[7 of 7] ASPs used
57 1/17/2020 8:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message You are correct with the 3% (I was thinking the Dutch could damage the Koreans on a double, but they can't).

I am going to think long and hard about the next play. To be honest the Japanese attack combined with a weak card draw has been sufficiently derailed to be close to resignable ! (Slight exageration - Rangon attack was a success, but closing out the DEI is going to be tricky ...

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