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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
423 12/23/2020 11:56:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Don't worry Francisco, it's only a hobby.

Merry Christmas to you !
422 12/23/2020 8:54:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Sorry I've been hiatus but the last three weeks in the home front have been brutal. I'll try to get in a move soon.

Merry Christmas!
421 12/3/2020 4:44:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
for ISR
420 12/3/2020 4:42:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #11: 2 / US/British Second Front Conference - Germany First: US Inter-Service Rivalry
Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivalry is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
for the event
419 11/30/2020 10:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Allied PBM:

* 4015: CV Lexington, CV Essex, CV Bunker Hill moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 3816 (Faraulep): CV Wasp, CV Enterprise moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
418 11/25/2020 8:44:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message * Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 1/5 ASP

from previous move


* : [3 AD] is eliminated

417 11/25/2020 8:42:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
surprise attack

AP 64 (+4)
416 11/25/2020 8:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
Intelligence roll
415 11/21/2020 5:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Operations #19: 2 / Anakim Operation: Burma Offensive
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: Only ground and air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
* 5808 (Oahu) : Cen Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates for 5

* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Lexington Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Essex Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Bunker Hill Activates.
* 4020 (Kavieng) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 4020 (Kavieng) : CV Wasp Activates.

Movement
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Wasp moves to 3816 (Faraulep)
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Enterprise moves to 3816 (Faraulep)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Lexington moves to 4015
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Essex moves to 4015
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Bunker Hill moves to 4015

* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 3814 (Guam)
* 4015: CV Lexington joins Battle A
* 4015: CV Essex joins Battle A
* 4015: CV Bunker Hill joins Battle A
* 3816 (Faraulep): CV Wasp joins Battle A
* 3816 (Faraulep): CV Enterprise joins Battle A
414 11/15/2020 10:32:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Activating with outh Seas HQ (2+2):

* 4017 (Truk) : [Tainan AG] Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : [27th Army] Activates.
* 4316 (Ponape) : [25 AF] Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : [CL Tenryu] Activates.

* 4415 (Eniwetok): [CL Tenryu] moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 4017 (Truk): [27th Army] moves to 4110 (Marcus)
* 4017 (Truk): [Tainan AG] moves to 3515 (Yap)
* 3515 (Yap): [Tainan AG] moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3017 (Morotai): [Tainan AG] moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 2517 (Balikpapan): [Tainan AG] moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 4316 (Ponape): [25 AF] moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3814 (Guam): [25 AF] moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): [25 AF] moves to 3507 (Osaka)

no PBM, bty
413 11/13/2020 2:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message PBM:

* 4311: CV Bunker Hill, CV Essex, CV Lexington moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 4012: CV Wasp, CV Enterprise moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
412 11/12/2020 5:45:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message poor 28AF is eliminated

bty for PBM
411 11/12/2020 5:44:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
surprise attack !

AP 64 (+4)
410 11/12/2020 5:43:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Intelligence roll
409 11/11/2020 9:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #77: 2 / Mao Tse Tung: Communits Offensive
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. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
* 5808 (Oahu) : Cen Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates for 5

* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Wasp Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Bunker Hill Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Essex Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Lexington Activates.

Movement:
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Wasp moves to 4012
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Enterprise moves to 4012
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Bunker Hill moves to 4311
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Essex moves to 4311
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Lexington moves to 4311

Battles:
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 4110 (Marcus)
* 4012: CV Wasp joins Battle A
* 4012: CV Enterprise joins Battle A
* 4311: CV Bunker Hill joins Battle A
* 4311: CV Essex joins Battle A
* 4311: CV Lexington joins Battle A
408 11/8/2020 9:28:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #48: 3 / General Adachi: New Guinea Offensive
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated. Bonus: Neither the HQ nor the units being activated need to be in supply in order to be activated, but must be within HQ activation range.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Activating with South Seas HQ (3+2):

* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : 3 SN Bde Activates.
* 4316 (Ponape) : SS Bde Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : CA Aoba Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : [BB Hiei] Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : [3 AD] Activates.

* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): [3 AD] moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): CA Aoba moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 4316 (Ponape): SS Bde moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): 3 SN Bde moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): [BB Hiei] moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)

no PBM, bty
407 11/8/2020 8:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
for the typhoon
406 11/8/2020 8:47:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #64: 2 / Weather: Halsey's Typhoon
Allied Offensive is canceled. All units are placed back at their starting locations. The Japanese player may reduce one full strength Allied CA or DD naval unit (Japanese player choice) that was activated for the canceled Offensive. This can only reduce, not eliminate, the naval unit. If none of the specified naval units are available, there is no additional effect. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
I will cancel this big offensive !
405 11/2/2020 9:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
* 5808 (Oahu) : Cen Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates for 9

* 4020 (Kavieng) : CVE Sangamon Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : BB Massachusetts Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : BB North Carolina Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Bunker Hill Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Essex Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : BB Washington Activates.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : CA Northampton Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CVL Belleau Wood Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CVL Cowpens Activates.

* 4020 (Kavieng): CVE Sangamon moves to 3410
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CVL Belleau Wood moves to 3614
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CVL Cowpens moves to 3815
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): BB Massachusetts moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): BB Washington moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 4021 (Rabaul): BB North Carolina moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Bunker Hill moves to 4012
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Essex moves to 4014
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): CA Northampton moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)

* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3614: CVL Belleau Wood joins Battle A
* 3815: CVL Cowpens joins Battle A
* 4014: CV Essex joins Battle A
* 4012: CV Bunker Hill joins Battle A
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): BB Massachusetts joins Battle A
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): BB Washington joins Battle A
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): BB North Carolina joins Battle A

* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (B) in 3209 (Okinawa)
* 3410: CVE Sangamon joins Battle B
404 10/25/2020 3:31:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message file sent, back to you
403 10/25/2020 3:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 4 to 3
402 10/25/2020 3:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #11: 2 / US/British Second Front Conference - Germany First: US Inter-Service Rivalry

Message from Japanese:
...and taking back this one.
401 10/25/2020 3:29:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Discard Strategy card #63: 2 / Kamikaze Attack
OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
discarding this...
400 10/25/2020 3:28:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
for the event
399 10/24/2020 12:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Hi Philippe,

Probably somewhere in CSW and also BGG (though the one I found was me answering the question! But Mark Herman approved my answer)

But yes I'd you end ISR if happens prior to activation. It's a bonus that applies in step one (but the wording is nebulous. I think if it were up to me I would update all cards to mark when the bonus applies)
398 10/23/2020 12:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Hey Francisco,

I have a question about this one : when is the bonus implemented, before or after the activation of the units ? Apparently, according to my Player's Aid (the offensives phase, step 1), the activation of units is the first thing applied, before the bonus implementation.

More generally, these various steps often talk about bonuses that are supposed to be implemented before movement, or before reaction etc., but nothing says in a card's text where the bonus belongs...Any clarification hidden somewhere in CSW ?
397 10/19/2020 1:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #33: 2 / Quadrant Conference: Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated. Bonus: 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. In addition, the Allies may immediately construct the Jarhat Trans Route for no cost. If Jarhat already constructed the either Ledo or Imphal can be constructed.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
* Francisco (Allies) toggles American ISR (Agreement)
* 3023 (Darwin) : ANZAC HQ (Agreement) Activates fr 4

* 3319 (Biak) : 3NZ Division Activates.
* 3620 (Aitape) : I Corps Activates.
* 3624 (Cape York) : Aus Air Activates.
* 3626 (Cairns) : M Brigade Activates.

* 3319 (Biak): 3NZ Division moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* Allied ASP Marker uses 3/6 ASP
* 3626 (Cairns): M Brigade moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3620 (Aitape): I Corps moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3520 (Hollandia) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 2 progress of war hexes
* 3624 (Cape York): Aus Air moves to 3620 (Aitape)
* 3620 (Aitape): Aus Air moves to 3319 (Biak)

No Battles, No PBM, back to Japan.
396 10/19/2020 11:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
for the event
395 10/19/2020 11:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #11: 2 / US/British Second Front Conference - Germany First: US Inter-Service Rivalry
Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivalry is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
394 10/14/2020 9:43:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #22: 2 / Orde Wingate: Chindits
Cancel the activation of one Japanese ground unit that activated in Burma or Northern India (Allied player's choice). Place the deactivated unit back in its starting hex. 77 SF Bde: The Allies gain the 77 Special Forces Brigade as a reinforcement during the next game turn (it cannot be delayed). Place the unit on the game turn track as a reminder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
* 3023 (Darwin) : ANZAC HQ (Agreement) Activates for 3

* 3923 : 2 Aus Corps Activates.
* 3720 (Wewak) : I Corps Activates.
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : XIV Corps Activates.

Movement:
* 3923: 2 Aus Corps moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 3720 (Wewak): I Corps moves to 3620 (Aitape)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): XIV Corps moves to 3119 (Sarong) via AA
* Allied ASP Marker uses 2/6 ASP
* 4024 (Gili Gili) is now Allied controlled.

No Battles. Over to Japan.
393 10/10/2020 11:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message You may begin !
392 10/10/2020 10:51:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 6 to 4
391 10/10/2020 10:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

390 10/10/2020 10:48:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Waoh !
389 10/10/2020 10:47:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Submarine warfare
388 10/10/2020 10:47:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Reinforcements :

* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [2nd Army] moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [CVE Kaiyo] moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 10 AD moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)

Replacements :
* Eliminated JP Ground Units: [15th Army] moves to 3209 (Okinawa)
* Eliminated JP Ground Units: [28th Army] moves to 2212 (Saigon)
387 10/9/2020 5:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Over to Japan for R&R, Subwarfare and Card Draw
386 10/9/2020 5:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

385 10/9/2020 5:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Allied R&R

* Delayed Reinforcements Box: CV Essex, CV Bunker Hill moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: CVL Cowpens, CVL Belleau Wood moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: CVE Sangamon moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 3M Division moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)

* Allied Reinforcement Chart: BB New Jersey moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinforcement Chart: CV Franklin moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinforcement Chart: CV Intrepid moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinforcement Chart: CVL Bataan moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box

Replacements:

Air (2 out of 5)
* 2008 (Rangoon) : SEAC Air restored to full strength.
* 1905 (Dacca) : SEAC LRB restored to full strength.

Ground (2 steps)
* Eliminated AL Ground Units: 33 British Corps moves to 1805 (Calcutta)

US Naval (1 step)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Enterprise restored to full strength.
384 10/9/2020 5:46:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies End Turn Allies deck was reshuffled.

383 10/4/2020 1:03:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Salomon Islands are liberated, no attrition.

Back to you for another turn !
382 10/4/2020 12:58:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Don't worry Francisco, playing is not a priority.

FOC as well !
381 10/4/2020 11:54:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Apologies for the late move.
380 10/4/2020 11:54:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Saving for next turn.
379 9/27/2020 12:30:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #53: 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:
Activating with South HQ (3+1):

* 2517 (Balikpapan) : 2 SN Bde Activates.
* 2220 (Soerabaja) : CA Mogami Activates.
* 2311 (Cam Ranh) : BB Kongo Activates.
* 2709 (Hong Kong) : CA Takao Activates.

* 2517 (Balikpapan): 2 SN Bde moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 2220 (Soerabaja): CA Mogami moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 2311 (Cam Ranh): BB Kongo moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 2709 (Hong Kong): CA Takao moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
378 9/23/2020 4:54:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message For PBM everyone stays put. Back to you for next move (No File, you can just deactivate my forces when you play next)
377 9/23/2020 4:55:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message No reaction, no file sent.

bty for PBM
376 9/21/2020 10:52:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #79: 3 / Soviets Invade Manchuria
Manchuria: If Tojo has resigned, then this card MUST be played as an event, otherwise it can only be played as an OC. If played as the event the Japanese permanently lose two Resource Hexes (3302 and 3303). Place a Soviet Flag in each hex to denote Allied control that counts for Progress of the War. Bonus: If China has not surrendered, move the China marker two boxes toward or into the Stable Front box.. RESHUFFLE: If played as an OC or discarded, place this card back in the deck and reshuffle the deck at the end of the game turn. If played as the event, permanently remove this card from the deck and do NOT reshuffle. This card may not be played as a Future Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 0

NOTE: Deck will be reshuffled before next deal.Message from Allies:
* 5808 (Oahu) : Cen Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates for 6
* 4020 (Kavieng) : BB Washington Activates.
* 4020 (Kavieng) : CV Lexington Activates.
* 4020 (Kavieng) : 2M Division Activates.
* 4122 (Woodlark) : W Brigade Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : SF Brigade Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : 1M Division Activates.

Movement
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): 1M Division moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 4122 (Woodlark): W Brigade moves to 3921 (Gasmata)
* 4021 (Rabaul): SF Brigade moves to 4121 (Green)
* 4020 (Kavieng): 2M Division moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 4020 (Kavieng): BB Washington moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Lexington moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* Allied ASP Marker uses 4/5 ASP

No Battles. Over to Japan for reaction.
375 9/21/2020 7:04:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message I will use my pass.
374 9/20/2020 8:19:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Back to Japan for next move
373 9/20/2020 8:19:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message * 4719 (Nauru): 11AF LRB moves to 5018 (Tarawa)
* 4615 (Rongelap): CV Wasp moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 4617: CV Lexington moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): BB Massachusetts moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): BB Washington moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
372 9/20/2020 10:38:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Well...

6 AD eliminated

bty for PBM
371 9/20/2020 10:37:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Kwajalein battle :

AP 60 (+4)
370 9/20/2020 10:36:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
Intelligence roll
369 9/17/2020 2:42:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #30: 2 / Operation Sandcrab-Cottage: Recapture of Attu and Kiska
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: If there is at least one Japanese occupied Aleutian Island hex(hexes 4600 to 5100 inclusive) this event MUST be played as an event to declare a minimum of one battle hex against a Japanese occupied Aleutian Island hex OR this card must be discarded. If there is no Japanese occupied Aleutian Island hex this event may be played as an OC. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
* 5808 (Oahu) : Cen Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates for 5

Activations:
* 4221 (Baka) : 11AF LRB Activates.
* 4020 (Kavieng) : BB Washington Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : BB Massachusetts Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Wasp Activates.
* 4020 (Kavieng) : CV Lexington Activates.

Movement:
* 4221 (Baka): 11AF LRB moves to 4719 (Nauru)
* 4020 (Kavieng): BB Washington moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): BB Massachusetts moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Lexington moves to 4617
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Wasp moves to 4615 (Rongelap)

Battles:
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 4719 (Nauru): 11AF LRB joins Battle A
* 4617: CV Lexington joins Battle A
* 4615 (Rongelap): CV Wasp joins Battle A
* 4715 (Kwajalein): BB Washington joins Battle A
* 4715 (Kwajalein): BB Massachusetts joins Battle A
368 9/17/2020 9:26:00 AM May-Aug 1943 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:
Activating with Comb. HQ (2+2):

* 3407 (Kure) : Comb Fleet HQ (Oza) (Rivalry) Activates.
* 2715 (Jolo) : BB Yamato Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : CV Shokaku Activates.
* 2915 (Davao) : APD Kamikaze Activates.
* 2915 (Davao) : 1 SN Bde Activates.

* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): CV Shokaku moves to 3209 (Okinawa)
* 2915 (Davao): APD Kamikaze moves to 3209 (Okinawa)
* 2915 (Davao): 1 SN Bde moves to 3209 (Okinawa)
* 2715 (Jolo): BB Yamato moves to 3209 (Okinawa)
367 9/15/2020 6:24:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Change War in Europe value From -2 to 0
366 9/15/2020 5:40:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #73: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Major Allied Victory
Increase the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 1 1943: 2 1944: 3 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
365 9/15/2020 12:39:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Change War in Europe value From -1 to -2
364 9/15/2020 12:39:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #51: 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:
Hail to the hero !

Meanwhile, on the European Front...
363 9/13/2020 1:12:00 PM May-Aug 1943 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:
Yamamoto Dies.
362 9/11/2020 11:51:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Activating with Comb. HQ (3+3):

* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South) : 37th Army Activates.
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South) : Korean Army Activates.
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) : 5 AD Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 38th Army Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : [17th Army] Activates.
* 2212 (Saigon) : [4 AD] Activates.

* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): 5 AD moves to 2318 (Bandjermasin)
* 2212 (Saigon): [4 AD] moves to 1813 (Medan)
* 2110 (Bangkok): [17th Army] moves to 2017 (Bangka)
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South): Korean Army moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 38th Army moves to 2014 (Kuantan)
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South): 37th Army moves to 2110 (Bangkok)

no PBM
361 9/11/2020 9:47:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #16: 1 / Makin Island Raid: US Raiders
One Japanese air unit (Allied Player's choice) that is on a non-Japanese Islands hex within the range of a US HQ is reduced one step, even if this would eliminate the air unit. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Expect the worst, hope for the best as they say...

Raiders add insult to injury and destroy the 23rd AF.

* Medan: [23 AF] is eliminated

360 9/11/2020 6:01:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Only 3 intercept cards in a brand new deck, and you've got one. Come on.

I will flip the CA instead.


PBM :

* 2110 (Bangkok): [23 AF] moves to 1813 (Medan)
* 2110 (Bangkok): [21 AF] moves to 2415 (Miri)
359 9/10/2020 2:12:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Over to Japanese PBM.
358 9/10/2020 2:11:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Actually I mispoke on one point. The CA Exeter is at full strength Japan can choose to flip the cruiser instead of the 14 LRB.
357 9/10/2020 2:07:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Japan only scores 11 hits, which must be against the 14th LRB.

Allies score 32 hits, flipping both air units and eliminating 22 AF. I think Japan got greedy:

* 1805 (Calcutta) : [14AF LRB] suffers a step loss.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : [23 AF] suffers a step loss.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : [21 AF] suffers a step loss.
* : [22 AF] is eliminated

Allied PBM:
* 1807: [CV Indomitable] moves to 1307 (Columbo)
* 1805 (Calcutta): [14AF LRB] moves to 1307 (Columbo)


356 9/10/2020 2:04:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
7


Message from Allies:
A/N BAttle at Rangoon

J: 42
A: 31 (+1)
355 9/10/2020 2:04:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message * 1805 (Calcutta) : SEAC HQ (Agreement) Activates for 3

* 1905 (Dacca) : [SEAC LRB] Activates.
* 1307 (Columbo) : 14AF LRB Activates.
* 1307 (Columbo) : [CV Indomitable] Activates.

* 1307 (Columbo): [CV Indomitable] moves to 1807
* 1307 (Columbo): 14AF LRB moves to 1805 (Calcutta)

* 1805 (Calcutta): 14AF LRB joins Battle A
* 1905 (Dacca): [SEAC LRB] joins Battle A
* 1807: [CV Indomitable] joins Battle A
354 9/10/2020 2:00:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
For coast watchers. Wow those Australians can sure see far away.
353 9/10/2020 2:00:00 PM May-Aug 1943 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:
352 9/8/2020 5:39:00 AM May-Aug 1943 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:
Activating with South HQ (2+1):

* 1813 (Medan) : 21 AF Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : [22 AF] Activates.
* 2318 (Bandjermasin) : 23 AF Activates.

* 1813 (Medan): 21 AF moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 2415 (Miri): [22 AF] moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 2318 (Bandjermasin): 23 AF moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 2015 (Singapore): 23 AF moves to 2110 (Bangkok)

* 2008 (Rangoon): CA Exeter joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): 15 British Corps joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): [SEAC Air] joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): 1 Ind Corps joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): [BB Warspite] joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): [CA London] joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): Battle Hex (A) moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 23 AF joins Battle A
* 2110 (Bangkok): [22 AF] joins Battle A
* 2110 (Bangkok): 21 AF joins Battle A
351 9/8/2020 5:33:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Damn, I forgot the LRB...
350 9/7/2020 12:30:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Allied PBM:

* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South): [BB Warspite] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South): [CA London] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2008 (Rangoon): [AVG Air] moves to 2006 (Akyab)

SEAC air units stay where they are.
349 9/7/2020 12:28:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Also you did not flip the SEAC LRB first, so AVG is not eliminated.
348 9/7/2020 12:25:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Actually no, the 22 AF.
347 9/7/2020 12:25:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I actually have 40, so I still do 10 points of damage, flip the 21 AF
346 9/7/2020 12:08:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
for JN25
345 9/7/2020 12:07:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message PBM :

* 2111: 22 AF moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 2211 (Phnom Penh): 21 AF moves to 1813 (Medan)
* 2211 (Phnom Penh): 23 AF moves to 2318 (Bandjermasin)

bty for PBM
344 9/7/2020 12:04:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message IJN avenges our Army heroes !

AP does no damage (9)

JP flips everybody then eliminates the Flying Tigers (52)
343 9/7/2020 12:01:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
7


Message from Japanese:
battle A :

AP 36 (+1)
JP 52
342 9/7/2020 12:01:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #69: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Interception !


Activating with South HQ (2+1):

* 1813 (Medan) : 22 AF Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : 23 AF Activates.
* 2318 (Bandjermasin) : 21 AF Activates.

* 2314: 23 AF moves to 2211 (Phnom Penh)
* 1813 (Medan): 22 AF moves to 2111
* 2318 (Bandjermasin): 21 AF moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 2015 (Singapore): 21 AF moves to 2211 (Phnom Penh)

* 2211 (Phnom Penh): 23 AF joins Battle A
* 2211 (Phnom Penh): 21 AF joins Battle A
* 2111: 22 AF joins Battle A
341 9/1/2020 6:30:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #70: 2 / Slim's Burma Offensive
Activate: SEAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only Commonwealth and Chinese units plus US air units may be activated. Bonus: The Allied player receives the 7th Armored Brigade. Place this unit in any friendly in supply, Indian or Burmese port hex. If this condition cannot be met, the unit is permanently remove from the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
* 1805 (Calcutta) : SEAC HQ (Agreement) Activates for 7

Activations:
* 1905 (Dacca) : 15 British Corps Activates.
* 2007 : 1 Ind Corps Activates.
* 1307 (Columbo) : SEAC LRB Activates.
* 1307 (Columbo) : CA London Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : BB Warspite Activates.
* 2006 (Akyab) : SEAC Air Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : AVG Air Activates

BONUS:
* Allied Reinforcement Chart: 7 Armor Bde moves to 1905 (Dacca)

Movement:
* 2008 (Rangoon): BB Warspite moves to 2109 (Kwai Bridge South)
* 1307 (Columbo): CA London moves to 2109 (Kwai Bridge South)
* 1307 (Columbo): SEAC LRB moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 1905 (Dacca): 15 British Corps moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2007: 1 Ind Corps moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2006 (Akyab): SEAC Air moves to 2008 (Rangoon)

Battles:
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 2109 (Kwai Bridge South)
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South): BB Warspite joins Battle A
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South): CA London joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): AVG Air joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): SEAC Air joins Battle A
* 1905 (Dacca): SEAC LRB joins Battle A

Slim counter-attacks with a large raid.
340 8/31/2020 8:24:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message The Rangoon disaster...


PBM :

* 2110 (Bangkok): [2 AD] moves to 3009 (Taihoku)
* 2111 (Bangkok): [4 AD] moves to 2212 (Saigon)
339 8/29/2020 2:04:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Ack! I made a save instead of a log file. I'll get to it later.
338 8/29/2020 1:50:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message * 1805 (Calcutta): SEAC LRB moves to 1307 (Columbo)
* 2008 (Rangoon): CA London moves to 1307 (Columbo)

over to Japan for PBM
337 8/29/2020 1:23:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Allied PBM in a bit. I was interrupted.
336 8/29/2020 1:22:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
* : [7 AD] is eliminated

Now 8AD rolls for a critical to reduce a Chinese army.

J: 4
335 8/29/2020 1:21:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Battle B, Ambush:

A: 4 (+4)

Need a 5 or more to roll a critical and eliminate 7 AD
334 8/29/2020 1:20:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Japan rolls 7 modified to a 6 for 1x: which is enough to wipe out both Allied corps.

Allies roll a 9 for 2x: for 84 hits which wipes out all 3 Japanese armies. The Allies win the battle.
333 8/29/2020 1:18:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
9


Message from Allies:
No damage. Now the ground battle:

J: 56 (-1)
A: 42
332 8/29/2020 1:18:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
20 hits, both AD reduced.

* 2110 (Bangkok) : [2 AD] suffers a step loss.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : [4 AD] suffers a step loss

J: 10

At extended range...
331 8/29/2020 1:17:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Resolving Ambush Battle A:

A: 41 (+4)
330 8/29/2020 1:16:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #12: 2 / Commander Rochefort: HYPO Success - JN25 Code break
Intelligence: Ambush. Bonus: During all battles of this Offensive, the Allied player achieves a critical hit result on all modified air-naval combat die rolls of 9 or greater. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
* 1805 (Calcutta) : SEAC HQ (Agreement) Activates for 4

Activations:
* 1805 (Calcutta) : SEAC Air Activates.
* 1805 (Calcutta) : SEAC LRB Activates.
* 1307 (Columbo) : CA London Activates.
* 1307 (Columbo) : BB Warspite Activates.

Movement:
* 1805 (Calcutta): SEAC Air moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 1307 (Columbo): CA London moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 1307 (Columbo): BB Warspite moves to 2008 (Rangoon)

Battles:
* 2008 (Rangoon): CA London joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): BB Warspite joins Battle A
* 2006 (Akyab): SEAC Air joins Battle A
* 1805 (Calcutta): SEAC LRB joins Battle B
329 8/29/2020 6:04:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #50: 3 / Ha-Go: Burma Offensive
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
I'll go first...I play Burma Offensive for a...Burma offensive ! That's the way I figured out not to misplay too much.


Activating with South HQ (6+1):

* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) : 15th Army Activates.
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) : 28th Army Activates.
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) : 25th Army Activates.
* 3009 (Taihoku) : [7 AD] Activates.
* 2609 (Canton) : 8 AD Activates.
* 2212 (Saigon) : 2 AD Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 4 AD Activates.

* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): 15th Army, 28th Army, 25th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2609 (Canton): 8 AD moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 3009 (Taihoku): [7 AD] moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 2212 (Saigon): 2 AD moves to 2110 (Bangkok)

* 2008 (Rangoon): AVG Air joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): CA Exeter joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): 33 British Corps joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): 3 Aus Corps joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): 15th Army joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): 28th Army joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): 25th Army joins Battle A
* 2110 (Bangkok): 2 AD joins Battle A
* 2110 (Bangkok): 4 AD joins Battle A
* 2110 (Bangkok): [7 AD] joins Battle B
* 2007: 6 Army joins Battle B
* 2007: 1 Ind Corps joins Battle B
* 2110 (Bangkok): 8 AD joins Battle C
* 2106 (Mandalay): 5 Army joins Battle C
* 2106 (Mandalay): 66 Army joins Battle C
328 8/29/2020 5:26:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

327 8/29/2020 5:26:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Well, not even close...

6 cards and one pass then
326 8/29/2020 5:24:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
Subs roll...
325 8/29/2020 5:24:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Reinforcements :

* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 9 AD moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 50 AF moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 51 AF moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)


Replacements :

* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) : 25th Army restored to full strength.
* Eliminated JP Air Units: [26 AF] moves to 3407 (Kure)
* Eliminated JP Air Units: [7 AD] moves to 3009 (Taihoku)
324 8/27/2020 11:43:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

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