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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
51 3/27/2020 7:31:00 PM Summer 1941 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #9: 4 / Hitler Takes Command
Allow play of Totaler Krieg, Fall Blau, Zitadelle, Wacht am Rhein events. Prevents play of PzG Guderian. +2DRM to the Axis Order rolls.

Replacement points: GE: 3, AX: 1

Message from Axis:
50 3/27/2020 7:27:00 PM Summer 1941 Axis Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Axis:
Xxx
49 3/27/2020 7:14:00 PM Summer 1941 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #1: 4 / Torch
Beachheads: Allied/US K-L,S. [BR1A], 2xUS Corps. PREREQ: US Build-Up. May not play after Sledgehammer

Replacement points: BR: 2, US: 2, SU: 4

Message from Allied:
I play this for RPs. Axis turn
48 3/26/2020 1:02:00 PM Summer 1941 Axis Message Full PZ army to Vinnista
Reduced PZ army to LWOW
REDUCED small PZ corps to Brasow
47 3/26/2020 12:30:00 PM Summer 1941 Allied Message Ge get 6 hits on Su
Su get 5 hits on the Ge

The Su mech unit is killed and replaced by the Infantry unit and is placed in the eliminated unit box

The Su scu retreats to Kolomyja

How do you take your losses and advance?
46 3/26/2020 12:16:00 PM Summer 1941 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from Allied:
Top Roll Ge (13)
Bottom Roll SU (5)

No drms
45 3/26/2020 10:47:00 AM Summer 1941 Axis Message No CC cards
44 3/26/2020 10:46:00 AM Summer 1941 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 3 / Italian Naval Sortee
Axis unit may trace full supply across SR lines to Tripoli/Tunis this turn. May place 1 combat or Move marker.

Message from Axis:
Going to attack your Mech unit and the army with it
PZ ARMY attacks in Tarnopol
Vinnista PZ army goes to Tarnopol and joins in attack
Stack west of LWOW
3 units is activated
Small PZ goes to Tarnopol and joins attack
Reduced Army goes to Baranovich
Full Army goes to Zhitomir
DONE
43 3/21/2020 1:05:00 PM Summer 1941 Allied Message su mech unit in Lwow moves to chernovitsi
Unit in Kharkov moves to uman
Unit in Mozhaisk moves to Rzhev
Scu in Dnepropetrovsk moves to Cherkassi
SCu in sevastopol moves to Kirovograd

Su done
42 3/21/2020 12:55:00 PM Summer 1941 Allied Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #25: 5 / Enigma
The Axis player must show the Allied player his hand. PREREQ: May not be played if Allies control any space in Greater Germany. May not play during Spring Thaw.

Message from Allied:
I play this as an event
41 3/21/2020 12:53:00 PM Summer 1941 Allied Message The unit in vitebisk is killed
40 3/21/2020 12:53:00 PM Summer 1941 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Allied:
Top roll GE
Bottom Roll SU

Dvinsk against Vitebisk is not an auto kill, you need more than a one
39 3/20/2020 10:18:00 AM Summer 1941 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #2: 4 / Von Paulus Pause
Axis places 4 Combat markers in any axis ocupied spaces (include. Multi-nationality spaces). Cancels Su Trench No Retreat option this round. Axis must take 2x 1 OPS rounds on Turn 2. Cancels Winter 42 effects. PREREQ: Play on Turn 1 only. May not play if Barbarossa has been played.

Message from Axis:
PZ ARMY Pskov
To
Luga, Novgorod, Tikvin Volkhov, Novigirod, Vakdal
KAUNAS ARMY
To Luga
DVINSK ATTACKS Vitesbsk, goes to Pskov
Courland attacks Riga
goes to Riga
38 3/17/2020 12:35:00 PM Summer 1941 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #24: 3 / Soviet Reinforcements
Place Brynsk, Kalinin, & Volkhov Fronts. Place 3x Armies ==> RB.

Message from Allied:
One to Moscow, one to Kharkov, one to kiev. Your turn
37 3/17/2020 12:11:00 PM Summer 1941 Axis Message Both Panzar armies advance
36 3/17/2020 11:25:00 AM Summer 1941 Allied Message Results: attack 1

Ge get 5 hits on the Su unit killing it and its corps

Su gets 3 hits on the Ge units, one step loss

Where do you advance to?
35 3/17/2020 11:23:00 AM Summer 1941 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from Allied:
Top Roll: german
Bottom roll: Soviet
34 3/17/2020 11:23:00 AM Summer 1941 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from Allied:
Top Roll: german
Bottom roll: Soviet
33 3/17/2020 11:23:00 AM Summer 1941 Allied Message Attack: Dvinsk

Attacking units: 1 and 4 Pz in Vilna

Odds: 10 Ge to 2 Su

Drms: none
32 3/17/2020 11:21:00 AM Summer 1941 Allied Message Autokills:

AK Attack 1/2: The 2 and 3 Ge Pz. attack Tarnpol then Pinsk respectively. Both are auto kills. 3 pz to Vinnitsa, 2 pz to Tarnopol
31 3/17/2020 4:28:00 AM Summer 1941 Axis Message Whole stack in Vienna goes to Tarnow
30 3/17/2020 4:25:00 AM Summer 1941 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #7: 5 / Hedgehogs
Place 3x lvl1 Trench markers in Full Supply spaces w Ge Armies in Su. All GE units in Su may use no retreat option this turn.

Message from Axis:
1) Vilma attacks Dvinsk
2)Kovel attacks Tarnopol Rovno
3) Minsk moves
2 PZ Armies to Kovel
Question ? Does the whole stack have to attack Tarnopol Rovno ? Could one of them attack Pinsk also ? If so one of them attacks Pvinsk
1 PZ Army to Vilna
4) Vienna moves
Army to Tarnow
PZ corps to ?????
Am running out of time
Will get back to you on that one
5 ) Bialystok Moves
1 Army to Minsk
1 Army to Lublin
Note : Tarnopol Rovno is an auto kill
Army doesnít move
1 PZ Army to Tarnopol Rovno, 1 PZ Army to Vinnista
29 3/16/2020 2:20:00 PM Summer 1941 Allied Message You still need to decide where you to put the (1) and (7) inf in france
28 3/16/2020 2:08:00 PM Summer 1941 Allied Message Draw your Cards and start whenever you want
27 3/16/2020 2:07:00 PM Summer 1941 Allied Message Axis MO = none
Allied MO = SU MO
26 3/16/2020 2:07:00 PM Summer 1941 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Allied:
Axis MO
Allied MO
25 3/16/2020 2:06:00 PM Summer 1941 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 1 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
24 3/16/2020 2:06:00 PM June 1941 Allied End Turn
23 3/16/2020 2:06:00 PM June 1941 Allied Message All units are in supply.

No replacements.

You may discard any cards you would like to get rid of and then draw up to your hand size.

Remove Stand Fast markers. You don't have 20 VPs and it's not winter so we're onto the next turn after we draw cards and do our MO roll
22 3/16/2020 1:57:00 PM June 1941 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #14: 5 / Lend-Lease
Allow play of Su Mech Fronts (31,37,39) on any later turn.

Message from Allied:
I play this as an event
21 3/16/2020 1:54:00 PM June 1941 Allied Message Ro unit gets 1 hit on the Su SCU

The Su unit gets one hit on the Ro (no step loss)

The Su unit does not need to retreat.

I believe your action round is finished so I will go on to my action round. All your units are in supply
20 3/16/2020 1:49:00 PM June 1941 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
4


Message from Allied:
Top Roll: Ro unit (LCU)
Bottom Roll: SU unit (SCU)
19 3/16/2020 1:48:00 PM June 1941 Allied Message Attack 3: Odessa

Attacking units: Ro 4 in Galatz

Odds: 2 Ro (Goes down to 1 due to Odessa being a city) (LCU) vs 2 Su (Scu)

Drms: None (barbarossa only applies to Ge units)





18 3/16/2020 1:36:00 PM June 1941 Allied Message The Germans get 6 hits on the Su unit

The Su get 2 hits on the Ge (so no hits)

The Su LCU goes straight to a SCU however he is eliminated due to rule 4.4

The 2 pz advances to Minsk

The 4 inf. and 9 inf. advance to Bialystock

The 1 pz. attacks now an advances to Vilna

(if you would like to change this so the Su mech unit in Lwow can't escape by moving into Lublin, you can)
17 3/16/2020 1:22:00 PM June 1941 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Allied:
Top Roll: Ge (+1)
Bottom roll: Su

16 3/16/2020 1:22:00 PM June 1941 Allied Message Attack 2: Bialystock (space below insterberg

Attacking units: 9 inf. in Insterberg and 2 Pz. and 4 inf. in Warsaw.

Odds: 15 ge (trench makes you go down to 12-14) to 3 Su

Drm: +1 ge (Barbarossa)

15 3/16/2020 1:17:00 PM June 1941 Allied Message Ge get 5 hits on Su unit
Su unit gets 3 hits on Ge units

The Su unit takes a step loss and retreats to Dvink

I assume you take the step loss on the 16 inf.

The 3 and 4 pz. advance to Minsk
The (16) inf. advances to kaunas

14 3/16/2020 1:13:00 PM June 1941 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Allied:
Top roll: ge (+1)
Bottom roll: Su
13 3/16/2020 1:12:00 PM June 1941 Allied Message Atack 1: Kaunas
Attacking units: 16 inf. and 4 Pz. in Memel and the 3 Pz. in Insterberg

odds: 15 ge vs. 3 su

Drm: +1 Ge (barbarossa)

no cards played
12 3/16/2020 1:09:00 PM June 1941 Allied Message Axis attacks that will result in an auto kill:
Attack 1: The 18th inf. in Memel attacks the soviet SCU in Courland
Result 1:Auto kill, The 18th advances into Courland

Attack 2: The 6 inf. in Lublin attacks the SU SCU in Kovel
Result 2: Auto kill, the 6 inf. advances into Kovel


Attack 3: 1 Pz. attacks the SU SCU in Brest Litovsk
Result 3: Auto kill, I'm going to wait to adavnce until after the other combats
11 3/16/2020 10:36:00 AM June 1941 Axis Message Matthew
I do not play any combat cards.
Set the attacks up to the best of your abilities
Definitely have 15 ATTACK factories against Kaunas.
Remember itís just a game.
Have fun
Attacker rolls first when you do the attack rolls.
I will check back at 1210 or so
Have fun !
10 3/16/2020 10:27:00 AM June 1941 Axis Message I meant event
9 3/16/2020 10:26:00 AM June 1941 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #1: 5 / Barbarossa
Axis places 5 Combat markers in any axis ocupied spaces (include. Multi-nationality spaces). +1 DRM for all Ge attack vs. Su this round. Cancels Su Trench No Retreat option & Def 1R effect for entire turn. PREREQ: Play on Turn 1 only. May not play if Von Paulus Pause has been played.

Message from Axis:
Matt
Going to text my attacks
Just copy them on to the log
8 3/16/2020 10:26:00 AM June 1941 Axis Message So just keep an eye on the cards
7 3/16/2020 10:25:00 AM June 1941 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
6 3/16/2020 9:11:00 AM June 1941 Allied Message I think this is still using the first edition cards
5 3/16/2020 9:09:00 AM June 1941 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
4 3/16/2020 9:08:00 AM June 1941 Allied Message Disregard the first link: https://tinyurl.com/RussiaBtoB
3 3/16/2020 9:01:00 AM June 1941 Allied Message Where would you like to put your stand fast orders?
2 3/16/2020 9:00:00 AM June 1941 Allied Message Where are you placing the (1) and (7) infantry armies in France? They cannot be stacked
1 3/16/2020 8:56:00 AM June 1941 Allied Message Map Link : https://tinyurl.com/vrgvaml

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