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35 3/20/2020 7:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message OK Oly, Allies pass. Over to you when you get the time.
34 3/16/2020 10:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message JP inflicts 22 hits, eliminate Dutch Air.

File is up. Over to you for PBM if any and then let me know when you are ready for me to go ahead.
33 3/16/2020 10:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
OK then, Allies are surprised. So there is no reaction.

A/N A
JP: 22 (+3 drm)
32 3/16/2020 10:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Intel Condition

OC = 4 (-2 drm for entering ZoI)
31 3/8/2020 4:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #66: 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:
30 3/7/2020 1:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #4: 1 / Arcadia Conference
This event ends a US inter-service rivalry. Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. Bonus: The Allied player receives the ABDA HQ, which is place in any in supply port in Java, Borneo, Sumatra or Celebes. If no such port is available this HQ is removed from play for the remained of the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
New file posted Oly. Back to you.
29 2/29/2020 5:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
So the CVL is flipped.
28 2/29/2020 5:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
0-7 I hit the CVL
27 2/29/2020 5:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 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:
One final step... I forgot I had this to play, so I'll take a shot at the Rjuyo.
26 2/29/2020 5:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message JP inflicts 10 hits, flip Dutch CL
AP inflicts 3 hits, no effect

You army then lands because you win the A/N battle (you have 10 strength while I only have 2). My Naval unit will be forced to retreat after my PBM using emergency movement.

[Dutch CL] moves to Tjilatjap.

File is up, back to you Oly.
25 2/29/2020 5:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
8


Message from Allies:
JP inflict 27 hits, eliminate 3 Ind
AP inflict 9 hits, no effect

Combat C: A/N
JP: 10
AP: 3
24 2/29/2020 5:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Allies:
JP inflict 13 hits, eliminate MA Air
AP inflicts 1 hits, no effect

Combat B Ground
JP: 27 (-2 drm for terrain, +2 drm for shore bombardment, +2 drm for air superiority, net +2 drm)
AP: 9
23 2/29/2020 5:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Forgot the second die...
22 2/29/2020 5:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Combat A A/N

JP: 26
AP: 3
21 2/29/2020 5:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Allied Intel Condition

EC= 7 (no drm)
20 2/23/2020 4:32:00 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:
South HQ. Play as event.
19 2/23/2020 8:50:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message OK Oly, my file is in the Dropbox. Back to you for the next card play.
18 2/23/2020 8:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #55: 3 / Operation Forager: Marianas Is. Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot: Japanese aircraft carrier naval units have their attack strength reduced by 2 for the duration of this Offensive. In addition, at the conclusion of the Offensive, one active Japanese air unit or an air unit in a battle hex (Allied Player's choice) loses one step, which may eliminate the air unit.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Use MA HQ for 2 activations.
17 2/22/2020 1:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message JP inflict 36 hits, eliminate R Corps and [SL Corps]
AP inflicts 12 hits, flip 14 Army

The file has been posted to the Dropbox, so you can go ahead and do your PBM. To remove combat markers, activation markers, and movement tags use the buttons on the toolbar.
16 2/22/2020 1:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
4


Message from Allies:
JP inflict 16 hits, eliminate FEAF
AP inflict 1 hit, no effect

Battle D Ground
JP: 18 (-2 drm for terrain, +2 drm for air superiority)
AP: 12
15 2/22/2020 1:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Allies:
JP inflict 11 hits, eliminate 19 LRB
AP inflict 1 hit, no effect

Battle D A/N
JP: 16
AP: 4
14 2/22/2020 1:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from Allies:
JP inflict 9 hits, eliminate 3 Dutch Rgt
AP inflict 2 hits, no effect

These regiments can't hurt your armies, but I usually roll for them anyway.

Battle C A/N
JP: 22
AP 1

13 2/22/2020 1:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
7


Message from Allies:
Bad start for Japan there...

JP inflict 10 hits, flip MA Air
AP inflicts 6 hits, normally no effect, but because of the crit I flip the weakest unit.

Battle B Ground
JP: 9 (-2 drm for rough, +2 drm for shore bombardment)
AP: 1 (+3 drm for Amphibious Assault , AA)
12 2/22/2020 1:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
9


Message from Allies:
Intel condition is intercept.

I use SW PAC for up to 5 activations (logistics value + HQ efficiency.

[SL Corps] to Manila

No other responses.

Combat A A/N
JP: 20
AP: 6

11 2/22/2020 1:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Intel Condition

I could play a Reaction card here to change the intel condition if I have one and want to, but I am going to go with the die roll.

EC=7 (-2 drm for moving in an enemy ZOI)

Note: a roll of 9 always fails.
10 2/21/2020 2:08:00 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:
Sorry I'm looking at AZOI not range. I'll play this one and do as you suggested.
9 2/21/2020 2:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #59: 3 / Central Force: Conquest of Borneo

Message from Japanese:
There isn't an available hex as it must be taken before movement. I will try a third card!
8 2/20/2020 4:55:00 AM 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:
The plan is to use the South HQ, I can activate 5 units as LV is 5. I'm going to eliminate a Dutch regiment in Tarakan.
7 2/19/2020 4:29:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #52: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory

Message from Japanese:
Ok putting it into my hand instead of discard.
6 2/19/2020 4:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Move permanently removed Strategy card to discard pile #52: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory

Message from Japanese:
Hi Rob, undoing this.
5 2/18/2020 4:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #52: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory
Decrease the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 2 1943: 1 1944: No Effect 1945: No Effect Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Playing this as it seems like a good idea. My version of Vassal (3.2.17 on linux) is semi-crashing and submitting a bug report when loading the vlog you created. I will try on a Windows machine tomorrow.
4 2/18/2020 3:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Historical Opening' option.

3 2/18/2020 3:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message OK Oly,

I've set up the game here on ACTS. I've put a file in the Dropbox folder for my emergency naval move (ENM). You need to draw your seven cards and then you are first to play. If you've not used ACTS before and need any help, let me know.
2 2/18/2020 3:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Arcadia Conference' option.

1 2/18/2020 3:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 12 to 11

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