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209 2/25/2020 9:15:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
1


Message from Allies:
Air Naval Battle Midway

JP 30, AP 22
208 2/25/2020 9:11:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Intel Roll Midway
207 2/25/2020 8:50:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message I will actually play that for the event not the ops.
206 2/25/2020 8:47:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #12: 3 / Operation MI: Battle of Midway
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 Conditions: All battles must be fought in one hex islands. Long Range Reconnaissance of Pearl Harbor: If French Shoals (5508) is not in an Allied air ZOI or within 3 hexes of a US CA naval unit, then the Allies add +4 to any intelligence die roll due to superior Japanese information security.

OC: 5 EC: 8

Message from Japanese:
205 2/25/2020 6:20:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #29: 2 / Operation Toenails: New Georgia Invasion
Actiavte: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Artillery Support: During all battles for this Offensive, the Allies receive a +1 die roll modifier during Ground combat.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
204 2/24/2020 9:17:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message I pass.
203 2/24/2020 8:54:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #62: 3 / Operation King II: A-Day - "I Have Returned" Invasion of Leyte
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Conditions: may only be played as an event if at least one battle hex is declared in a Philippine hex. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
202 2/23/2020 2:18:00 PM May-Aug 1943 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:
201 2/22/2020 12:50:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Back to you , no file
200 2/22/2020 12:48:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #62: 3 / Operation King II: A-Day - "I Have Returned" Invasion of Leyte

Message from Allies:
199 2/22/2020 12:43:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Discard Strategy card #14: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Allied Victory
OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
198 2/22/2020 12:43:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #10: 1 / General Douglas MacArthur: Pacific First Strategy
This event ends a US inter-service rivalry. Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. Bonus: If this card is played as an event, the Allies have the option to discard a card of their choice and re-place it with any card from the discard pile (not those removed from play). Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
197 2/22/2020 11:39:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message i pass
196 2/22/2020 6:27:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Built Jarhat
195 2/22/2020 6:22:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #53: 3 / Operation Forager II: Invasion of Saipan and Tinian
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
194 2/21/2020 10:56:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message I posted my file. I do have a question about your chinesee units and supply. Are they drawing supply from the port in Dacca? are they always in supply within China? since the burma road is closed, Kunming is not a supply source correct?
193 2/21/2020 10:50:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #29: 3 / Combined Fleet: Battle of Santa Cruz
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air and naval units may be activated. Effective Aerial Torpedo Tactics: Increase Japanese aircraft carrier naval units attack strength by 2 for the duration of the Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
192 2/21/2020 10:21:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message ahh yes, i got sidetracked i messed that up. I'll hit your biggest unit
191 2/21/2020 10:10:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message The ground hits should have been 19 to 20, so we each lose 1 step. Yea, that was some weird rolling
190 2/21/2020 10:05:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message bty for PBM. If everything is correct, i got real lucky on that ground attack
189 2/21/2020 10:00:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
per event
188 2/21/2020 9:54:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
0


Message from Japanese:
Ground battle in Rangoon
JP38 vs AP40 -1 terrain, +1 7th armor bde, +2 card

JP, AP

187 2/21/2020 9:52:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
7


Message from Japanese:
Air battle over Rangoon:
JP40.5 vs AP19

JP,AP
186 2/21/2020 9:50:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #17: 2 / Japanese Counterattack at Savo Island
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Intercept. Conditions: Either air or naval units may be activated, but not both. Japanese Night Fighting Advantage: Japanese CA, CL and APD naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for all battles fought during the current Offensive. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
185 2/21/2020 9:39:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #7: 2 / Vinegar' Joe Stilwell: Burma Offensive
Activate: SEAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: May only activate air and ground units. Merrill's Marauders: During any ground combat in any battles initiated by this Offensive, the Allied player adds 2 to all Allied ground combat die rolls for the duration of this Offensive due to the assistance of the 5307th Composite Group. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
184 2/21/2020 9:33:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #42: 3 / Ichi-Go: China Offensive
Move the China marker one box to the left toward Government Collaped box. If moved into the Government Collapsed box China surrenders immediately. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
183 2/21/2020 9:19:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Per event
182 2/21/2020 9:19:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #80: 1 / New Submarine Doctrine: Japanese Escort Destruction Priority
The Japanese lose all Submarine Warfare modifiers, except defective torpedoes, for the remainder of the game. Remove the Japanese escort marker from the game. The play of this card supersedes the Event Bonus on Japanese cards 37 and 38 for the remainder of the game, even if they have not yet been played. . Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
181 2/21/2020 7:21:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message im not taking the initiative. bty

180 2/21/2020 7:21:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

179 2/21/2020 7:21:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 11 to 9
178 2/21/2020 12:17:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

177 2/21/2020 11:24:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Turn 6 sub roll
176 2/21/2020 11:24:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Change game turn Game turn changed to May-Aug 1943
175 2/21/2020 11:24:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies End Turn
174 2/21/2020 11:23:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Change US Political Will From 6 to 5
173 2/21/2020 11:09:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message File not posted since no access. PBM all units return to their original locations.

172 2/21/2020 11:05:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Japanese:
South HQ activates 3 units. air units in Rangoon, Miri and Batavia?.
JP28 vs AP23+1drm

JP,AP
171 2/21/2020 5:20:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Intel Roll Rangoon
170 2/21/2020 5:10:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #5: 2 / Operation Matador: Pre-emptive Malaya Offensive
Activate: Any Allied HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Intercept Conditions: No ASPs may be used. Bonus: Alert Defenses, add 2 to Allied air unit defense strengths.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
169 2/21/2020 1:53:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message I did the same. That was my last card. Bty
168 2/21/2020 1:53:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
167 2/20/2020 7:49:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Back to you I played an FOQ
166 2/20/2020 7:49:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
165 2/20/2020 7:28:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #45: 3 / Operation Sho-Go
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if Combined Fleet HQ, otherwise: 4. Intelligence: Intercept. Bonus: If a Kamikaze attack reaction card is played in conjunction with this card, increase the effect of the Kamikaze reaction card by one additional Allied naval step loss in one battle. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
164 2/20/2020 9:11:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #74: 3 / Operation Iceberg: Okinawa Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 Conditions: An Allied ground unit must make an amphibious move to a hex within 10 hexes of Tokyo or this card may only be used as an OC.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
163 2/20/2020 1:24:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #67: 2 / Japanese Army/Navy: Central Agreement
This event ends a Japanese inter-service rivalry. Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. Bonus: If this card is played as an event, the Japanese have the option to discard a card of their choice and re-place it with any card from the discard pile (not those removed from play).

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
162 2/19/2020 9:29:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #76: 2 / Oboe: Australians Invade Borneo
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Any nationality air and naval units may be activated, but only Australian ground units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
161 2/19/2020 10:10:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Land Battle

JP 18

JP +2
160 2/19/2020 10:08:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
1


Message from Allies:
Air / Naval Battle Tjilatjap

JP 50, AP 3
159 2/19/2020 9:04:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Intel Roll Tjilatjap
158 2/19/2020 8:42:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #83: 2 / Invasion of Java: Battle of the Java Sea
Activation: South HQ only Logistic Value: 4 Long Lance Torpedoes: Japanese CA naval units add 2 to their attack strengths for the duration of this offensive.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
157 2/19/2020 7:57:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Change US Political Will From 5 to 6
156 2/19/2020 7:35:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #1: 1 / Bataan Death March: Atrocity
Increase US Political Will by one if the Japanese control Manila (2813). Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
155 2/18/2020 11:21:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message bty for PBM. I will use my 2nd pass.
154 2/18/2020 11:18:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
2


Message from Japanese:
Battle for Attu:
JP9 +4drm vs AP20+2drm

JP,AP
153 2/18/2020 8:40:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #25: 1 / Operation Lilliput: Buna, New Guinea Offensive
Activate: SW HQ only. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: May only activate US air and US/Australian ground units (an exception to the Allied HQ National Command rules). US Reservist Enter Combat: US ground units have their attack strength reduced by one for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
152 2/18/2020 8:02:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message I pass.
151 2/18/2020 10:55:00 AM May-Aug 1943 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:
150 2/18/2020 8:31:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
149 2/18/2020 7:12:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Per card event
148 2/18/2020 7:11:00 AM May-Aug 1943 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:
147 2/17/2020 11:40:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

146 2/17/2020 11:35:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 10 to 11
145 2/17/2020 11:35:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 12 to 10
144 2/17/2020 1:01:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

143 2/17/2020 1:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies End Turn
142 2/17/2020 1:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change game turn Game turn changed to Jan-Apr 1943
141 2/17/2020 1:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Japanese player will get 5 cards next turn, loses escort modifier, 6 ASPs

140 2/17/2020 12:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Sub Roll T5 +2
139 2/17/2020 12:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 6 to 5
138 2/17/2020 12:29:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Here is my last move for the turn:
South Seas HQ for 6.
#1 Junyo CV moves to 4819 to place bombers OOS and remove ZOIs from Marshall Islands.
#2 4SN in 47116 uses barges to invade Jaluit.
#3+#4 Kamikaze in Truck transports 3SN for free to invade Mili.
#5 31th Army in 4815 Strat moves to Truk
#6 army unit in Sarong 3119 moves by land to Vogelkop.

There should be no SR or potential battles here.
PBM: Junyo returns to original place. Kamikaze goes to 4415

137 2/17/2020 9:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I don't see your file in DB, if you meant to post it, might wanna double check it.
136 2/17/2020 9:09:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #46: 3 / Operation A-Go: Battle of the Philippine Sea
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if Combined Fleet HQ, otherwise: 4. Intelligence: Intercept. Tactical Wire Intercepts: Allied carrier units have their defense values increased by two for the duration of the Offensive. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
135 2/17/2020 8:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message My POW requirement is 3 this turn, I have 1 asp remaining
134 2/17/2020 8:44:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Actually before I play my card to FO. What is your PoW requirement? is it 3 or 4? You have 4ASPs since you played that event. If it's 3 i might play my last card instead of going to FO.
133 2/17/2020 8:37:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I always thought you just needed to eliminate a US unit to get the PW. But you are right it does say entire force.

132 2/17/2020 8:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
131 2/17/2020 5:45:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 5 to 6
130 2/17/2020 2:17:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message bty for PBM.
129 2/17/2020 2:14:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
per event
128 2/17/2020 2:14:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change US Political Will From 6 to 5
127 2/17/2020 2:11:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
2


Message from Japanese:
Amphibious landing in Soerabaja:
JP9 +3drm vs AP24

JP, AP
126 2/17/2020 2:08:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Japanese:
Air Naval battle over Soerabaja
JP26 vs AP55
JP,AP
125 2/17/2020 2:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #84: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
124 2/16/2020 11:39:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #72: 2 / Halsey: Carrier Raids on Japan
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4. Bonus: If during the offensive a US carrier naval unit declares a battle in a Japanese Island hex, unless the Japanese immediately play a weather card, the Allies randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
123 2/16/2020 11:11:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Yes, I used my last 2 ASPs.
122 2/16/2020 11:09:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message You are now out of ASPs correct? The track is indicating 2 remaining, but you used 2 there correct?
121 2/16/2020 10:46:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #61: 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:
120 2/16/2020 7:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from Allies:
Maleolap Battle

JP 46, AP 21
119 2/16/2020 1:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I posted my reaction. You'll have to determine if the CV needs to be in the hex or not although i dont think it will make much difference int his case. I reacted with 46Factors. You hit back with factors depending on if the BB is in the battle hex or not.
118 2/16/2020 1:37:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
per event
117 2/16/2020 1:33:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #70: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
116 2/16/2020 1:17:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
SR roll trying to make the invasion hex a battle hex. -2drm
115 2/16/2020 1:17:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Does the CV need to be in the actual hex given the naval ending movement rules we discussed in the last game?

I'll roll for intel since it might not even matter.
114 2/15/2020 10:51:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message All set
113 2/15/2020 10:32:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Ok, go ahead and make the change you need.
112 2/15/2020 7:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Yes, that was an oversight on my part, unfortunately for me this is not something I can easily adjust, but had I realized it sooner I could have made some minor changes. I propose undoing my Ghormly Card play and instead using that play to move a carrier and an excort to Gili Gili, and from there I could support the landing. If you agree I will revise the move.
111 2/15/2020 2:49:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I dont think the amphibious landing is valid per the amphibious assault restrictions:
An Amphibious
Assault unit may not enter or exit a hex within an un-neutralized
opposing aircraft Zone Of Influence.
110 2/14/2020 9:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #28: 2 / Operation Chronicle: Woodlark Island Operation
Actiavte: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Bonus: If ground units are landed on an unoccupied one hex island, prior to ANY reaction place an Allied control marker on all adjacent unoccupied one hex islands.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:

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