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87 2/22/2020 6:35:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

86 2/22/2020 6:35:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

85 2/22/2020 6:34:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Strategic warfare T6
84 2/22/2020 6:33:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 9 to 8
83 2/22/2020 6:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies End Turn
82 2/22/2020 6:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change US Political Will From 3 to 2
81 2/22/2020 6:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
80 2/22/2020 6:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #33: 2 / Imperial Intervention
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:
79 2/22/2020 6:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #32: 3 / Operation Reno II: Invasion of Rabaul
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 7 if US SW HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
78 2/22/2020 6:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
China offensive
77 2/22/2020 6:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #35: 3 / Operation KE: Guadalcanal Evacuation
Choose a Japanese occupied coastal hex. Up to 3 Japanese ground units in the chose hex and all adjacent hexes (that do not have to be coastal hexes) may conduct strategic naval movement (with no amphibious shipping points required) from these hexes to any single friendly port hex. No battles may be initiated. The move is unaffected by Allied air ZOI, however all other conditions for a strategic naval move apply.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
76 2/22/2020 6:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #21: 3 / Operation Cartwheel: Breaking the Bismark Barrier
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
75 2/22/2020 6:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #13: 2 / JN 25 Code Change: May 28, 1942
Intelligence: Intercept Conditions: May be played after an intelligence die roll, but not after the play of another intelligence reaction card. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
74 2/22/2020 5:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Japanese dr for battle of Lae.
73 2/22/2020 5:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
Lae ground attack.
72 2/22/2020 5:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Truk attack.
71 2/22/2020 5:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Lae attack.
70 2/22/2020 5:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Intel condition dr, 4 or lower
69 2/22/2020 5:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #50: 2 / Tornado Taskforce: Hollandia Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3 Bonus, MacArthur's Navy: Applies only if SW PAC HQ is the activating HQ and US Inter-Service Rivalry is in effect. The allies may activate US Navy units OR US Army units and a maximum of one non-carrier US Naval unit.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
68 2/22/2020 4:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #73: 2 / Ants: Japanese Barge Traffic Reinforcement
Activation: South or South Seas HQ only Logistics Value: 3 Bonus: If the Allies have not yet played the PT Boats event (Allied card 23) flip the Japanese ASP marker to its Barges side. The Japanese can use Japanese Barge movement until the Allied play of the PT Boats event cancels this capability. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
67 2/22/2020 3:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Sub attack.
66 2/22/2020 3:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
65 2/22/2020 3:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #75: 1 / Submarine Attack
During an offensive before the beginning of the combat phase against any active Allied naval 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:
64 2/22/2020 3:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #82: 2 / China Offensive: Battle of Changsa-Hengyang
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:
63 2/20/2020 4:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

62 2/20/2020 4:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

61 2/20/2020 4:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
T5 Strategic Warfare dr.
60 2/20/2020 4:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Strategic Warfare dr.
59 2/20/2020 4:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies End Turn
58 2/20/2020 4:41:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
57 2/20/2020 4:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 4 to 3
56 2/20/2020 4:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
55 2/20/2020 4:37:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Special Reaction roll.
54 2/20/2020 4:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
EC
53 2/20/2020 4:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
52 2/20/2020 4:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #8: 1 / Australian Coast Watchers
Intelligence: Intercept. Conditions: Can only be played if Japanese air or naval units are activated for the current Offensive. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
EC
51 2/20/2020 4:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
50 2/20/2020 4:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
49 2/20/2020 4:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
48 2/20/2020 4:21:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
47 2/20/2020 4:21:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
EC
46 2/20/2020 4:20:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #16: 3 / Operation RI: New Guinea Offensive
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
45 2/20/2020 4:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #27: 1 / Operation Vengeance: The Death Of Yamamoto
Immediately remove the Japanese Yamamoto Combined Fleet HQ from its current hex location and replace it with the Japanese Ozawa Combined Fleet HQ in that location. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Kill Yamamoto
44 2/20/2020 3:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Japanese air-naval at Gili Gili
43 2/20/2020 3:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Japanese air-naval at Gili Gili
42 2/20/2020 3:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
23 Allied air attacking.
41 2/20/2020 3:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
40 2/20/2020 3:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #24: 2 / Skip Bombing Attack: Battle of the Bismark Sea
The Japanese permanently lose one Amphibious Shipping Point unless it is their last ASP. Bonus: Prior to battle, if an active Japanese CA, CL or APD naval unit moved within the extended range of a U.S. non-LRB air unit it loses one step. If more than one naval unit qualifies, Japanese player's choice. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Flip Tenryu
39 2/20/2020 3:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Reaction roll.
38 2/20/2020 2:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
37 2/14/2020 11:49:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

36 2/14/2020 11:48:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

35 2/14/2020 11:47:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change game turn Game turn changed to Sep-Dec 1942
34 2/14/2020 11:47:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change game turn Game turn changed to Jan-Apr 1943
33 2/14/2020 11:46:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies End Turn
32 2/14/2020 11:31:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Change game turn Game turn changed to Sep-Dec 1942
31 2/14/2020 11:25:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Japanese air fires back in Buna.
30 2/14/2020 11:11:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Flip 7 air.
After emergency move, both 5 AF units to Port Moresby (not over-stacked).
29 2/14/2020 11:07:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Buna Air/Nav battle. +3 for surprise.
28 2/14/2020 11:06:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message For the record -- SW Pac HQ
3 activations. 2x 5AF + 1(-) Corps.
5 TAC to Port Moresby, 1(-) Corps AA @ Buna.
1 ASP used (now 0).
27 2/14/2020 10:46:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Your plan is a good one. Go ahead and roll for the air battle in Buna. If the Japanese air survives it will do an emergency air move out of the hex.
26 2/14/2020 10:41:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #46: 2 / Operation Brewer: Admiralty Is. Invasion
Activate: SW PAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 1 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Bonus: MacArthur's Navy - applies only if US Inter-Service Rivalry is in effect. The allies may activate US Navy units OR US Army units and a maximum of one non-carrier US naval unit

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
EC
25 2/12/2020 12:45:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Japanese Counterattack at Savo Island card put into FOQ.
24 2/12/2020 12:31:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Nimitz activates both 13AF units in Espirito Santo, they fly to Guadalcanal. Activate XI army corps in Oahu, sails to Espiritu Santo.
23 2/12/2020 12:25:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
OC, Nimitz activate up to 6 units.
22 2/12/2020 12:11:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
Port Moresby defense.
21 2/12/2020 12:10:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Japanese air raid Port Moresby, surprise +3.
20 2/12/2020 12:09:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Air-naval attack vs Guadalcanal with, Japanese surprise attack +3 drm.
19 2/12/2020 12:06:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Intel dr vs air-naval attack Guadalcanal. Need 7 or less.
18 2/12/2020 11:56:00 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:
Fleet attack against Guad.
17 2/12/2020 10:48:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message We drew #17 Operation Brewer.

Interesting card if MacArthur plays it, as opposed to Nimitz. I believe MacArthur could "take" one of Nimitz's non-carrier naval units by the wording. Mac could then have it end the turn in one of his ports and keep it by our variant rule!
16 2/12/2020 10:43:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
15 2/12/2020 10:43:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #43: 1 / Japanese Army/Navy Dispute
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:
Japanese already in ISR condition so no effect from this EC except to draw another card.
14 2/12/2020 10:04:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Mac plays 'Japanese Army/Navy Dispute'. Please play the card and draw another.
Then,
Japanese HQ puts 'Naval Battle of Guad.' card into FO.
Erasmus A of D -- A(no), B(no), Event Strategy 1 (FOQ).
Also, it's what I would do, anyway.
I'll wait until you play my A-card, before I play the J-card (doing things in the correct order, for the sake of appearances, if nothing else).
Hey, if we allow ourselves to drink a toast, would we be doing things for sake's sake?


13 2/9/2020 7:37:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #9: 3 / Rear Admiral Matami Ugaki: Seizure of Hawaiian Islands
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Maximum 1 ground (any size) unit may be activated. Bonus: Naval units for both sides may move up to 21 hexes.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
China OC
12 2/9/2020 7:36:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
China roll.
11 2/9/2020 6:55:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Reaction roll.
10 2/8/2020 6:13:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I forgot to add in 1M ground unit in Noum also activated and sails to Guadalcanal.
9 2/8/2020 6:12:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Activate following units in Noumea (4828): [Lexington], [Wasp], [Enterprise], N Carolina, Northampton, all sail as a stack to Guadalcanal (4423).

Activate 1MAW in Efate (4826), hops to 4825.

Battle hex in 4423. Erasmus must attempt to play card #4 Japanese Counterattack at Savo Island by rolling d10 with 4 and below allowing play of this card. If this dr fails then Erasmusdoes does not play this card and something else which I will describe after you roll.
8 2/8/2020 6:01:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #13: 3 / Operation Watchtower: Guadalcanal Invasion
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Intelligence: Surprise Attack Conditions: A maximum of one ground unit may be activated for this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Future Offensives card played for event, preempts Japanese first card play.

Activate CPac HQ, Efficiency rating 3, add to Event Logistic Value 5 from card for a total of 8 possible activations. CPac can only activate USN units in New Hebrides which Noumea.
7 2/3/2020 9:56:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Here's the interesting card sequence for you. Japan is already in ISR, as are MacArthur and Nimitz, the card that causes Dispute is good only to draw a card that is added to our hand. The best part of this is that it gives us last card play this turn, a very powerful positive for us.

If you choose to play Cherry Blossom then I will play the Dispute card for my turn and then you get the last card to play. If you play Dispute then I get the choice of Cherry Blossom or a yet to be seen card to play and you still get last go.

Remember, you can't put a card into Future Offensive status if it's the last card in our hand.

I think since you will (most likely) get last card play this turn, Nimitz gets first play next turn. I like that for how we should split cards, alternate going through to new hand.
6 2/3/2020 9:46:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Unfortunately for Erasmus and the big value Japanese cards, no naval units in Truk can be activated on T3. Our hand not too strong but at least we get to draw another card with Army/Navy Dispute.

Since I play Watchtower first, you get choice of first card to play out of our hand. Will be an interesting choice for you. Good luck figuring out Erasmus tonight.

Sorry to hear baby is not feeling well. Hope things go better tomorrow.
5 2/3/2020 9:39:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message US cards in addition to Operation Watchtower:

13 Operation Cherry Blossom
15 Japanese Army/Navy Dispute
4 2/3/2020 8:52:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message It's almost 6 pm and I finally have a break -- baby has been colicky (just like his mom was).
If I have the time and energy this evening, I'll go thru Erasmus.
Japanese cards (besides Savo Isl.)
1 Rear Admiral Matami Ugaki
5 Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
Looks like the IJN is going balls-out from the get-go.
3 2/3/2020 8:48:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 2 cards.

2 2/2/2020 2:35:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Game restarted.
1 2/2/2020 2:33:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 2 cards.

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