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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
401 5/26/2020 6:26:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message No file, your last card.
400 5/26/2020 6:26:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For the ISR card.
399 5/26/2020 6:26:00 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:
As event. Just to get the new card and see if it helps in NG.
398 5/26/2020 4:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Activate SW Pac HQ for 4 units
5AF units swap locations
13AF to Guadalcanal
XIV to Gili Gili
back to you
397 5/25/2020 1:34:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Only PBM is the 16 army -> Port Moresby.

File up. Your next card.
396 5/24/2020 3:09:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Activate SW Pac HQ for 2 air units in Cairns
I think i win the A/N, which means you return home i think
your pbm
back to you
395 5/24/2020 3:06:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message just
394 5/24/2020 3:05:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
try to get Cape York spotted
393 5/24/2020 3:05:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
intel dr

392 5/23/2020 8:14:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message File up, your reaction.
391 5/23/2020 8:14:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message 27AF -> Port Moresby
ED, 18 armies -> 3923
2 army -> 3923 (2 ASP)
16 army -> Cape York (1 ASP)

You'll have an SR on the sneaky Cape York raid if you get your intel roll, but not on the 3923 amph (not a named hex).
390 5/23/2020 8:11:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Operations #28: 3 / Big Tokyo Express Operation: Battle of Cape Esperance
Acitvation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only one ground unit (of any size) may be activated. Bonus: 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:
South Seas 2+3 (ops)
389 5/23/2020 6:47:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message pbm done
back to you
388 5/22/2020 5:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message No file from me for this, but I'm happy to PBM you if those units are just going back from whence they came, and go on with my next card.
387 5/22/2020 5:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message No good.

Shokaku gone.
386 5/22/2020 5:47:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
BHA A/N

AL=autokill Shokaku
JP=9

Only rolling JP
385 5/22/2020 5:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message South Seas 2+2

But after looking at it, no reaction units. Feels like a great way to get half my remaining air firces knocked out. Good bye Shokaku.
384 5/22/2020 5:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
JP intel

383 5/22/2020 9:24:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #66: 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:
Yes i read the wrong crt for the ground comabt - doh!
Activate Cent Pac HQ for 5 units
Mass, Miss to Truk BHA
Sangamon, Belleau Wood, San Jacinto to 4115 support BHA
back to you
382 5/21/2020 5:14:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Actually, you were right about my combat strength, it was 46. I just can't add up it seems.
381 5/21/2020 5:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message File up for your EM and next card.
380 5/21/2020 5:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message JP PBM

7AF -> Sarong

ANZAC to the turn record track. Aus air needs to do an EM.
379 5/21/2020 5:08:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message I think you may be looking at the A/N rather than ground combat table. Also, I think I only had 38 strength in the combat.

So a 7 for you is x1.5 and 38 hits
4 for me is x1.0 and 38 hits

You reduce 2 and eliminate 1 of mine. I elim both of yours and secure Port Moresby with what's left of that army stack.
378 5/21/2020 4:15:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message i think i still have a reduced unit in the hex, back to you to check
377 5/21/2020 4:14:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message 23 hits on me, 25 on you
376 5/21/2020 4:09:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
7


Message from Allies:
BHA
Ground
Axis: 46 -3drm
Allies: 25 +0drm
Axis roll first
Allies roll second
375 5/21/2020 4:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message n/e
374 5/21/2020 4:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
BHA
A/N
Axis: n/a
Allies: 10 +0drm


373 5/21/2020 4:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message n/e
372 5/21/2020 4:06:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
BHA
A/N
Axis: 4 +3drm
Allies: n/a
Axis roll first
Allies n/a
371 5/21/2020 4:05:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message surprise attack :)
370 5/21/2020 4:03:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
intel dr
369 5/20/2020 6:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message File up, your reaction
368 5/20/2020 6:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message I'll have a go at Port Moresby.

ED,15,18 armies -> Port Moresby - BHA
7AF -> - (BHA)
367 5/20/2020 6:02:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
South Seas 2+2
366 5/20/2020 5:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message pbm done
back to you
365 5/19/2020 7:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message File up for your PBM.
364 5/19/2020 7:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message JP PBM

Kaiyo -> Ulithi
9AF -> Saipan
28AF -> Rabaul
Nachi -> Admiralty Is
Hiei -> Wewak

363 5/19/2020 7:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Both amph landing are out of ZOI so no SR and both succeed. Well spotted, I overlooked those two.
362 5/19/2020 7:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message AL=x1.0=10 hits

AL elim 50AF
361 5/19/2020 7:02:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
7


Message from Japanese:
BHD A/N

AL=10+1
JP=need CH
360 5/19/2020 7:02:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message AL=x0.25=6 hits
JP=x0.5=19 hits

JP reduces Essex
359 5/19/2020 6:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
3


Message from Japanese:
BHC A/N

AL=24+1
JP=37
358 5/19/2020 6:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message AL=x0.25=4 hits

No damage either way.
357 5/19/2020 6:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Japanese:
BHB A/N

AL=16+1
JP=need CH
356 5/19/2020 6:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Close but no bandana. No damage either way.
355 5/19/2020 6:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
BHA A/N - only rolling JP

AL=nothing possible
JP=need CH
354 5/19/2020 6:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message South Seas 3+2

Kaiyo -> 3514 - (BHA)
9AF -> Guam - (BHC)
27AF -> Kavieng - (BHC)
Nachi, Hiei -> Truk - BHC
353 5/19/2020 6:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
JP intel

352 5/19/2020 5:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Activate Cent Pac HQ for 11 units
1M, Sangamon to Iwo Jima, 1 ASP
2M, Miss to Marcus, 1 ASP
Mass, N Carolina to Ulithi BHA
Wash to Namu BHB
Enterprise to 4516 support BHB
Belleau Woods, Essex to 4218 BHC at Truk
San Jacinto to Taongi attack Wake BHD
351 5/16/2020 11:20:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message OK, no problem.

7AF -> Vogelkop
51AF -> Lae

File up for your next card.
350 5/16/2020 8:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message back to you
349 5/16/2020 8:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message get 2 ASP back
348 5/16/2020 8:02:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message ah - thank you for the corrections
well concern was loss of PW, but that does not affect reaction forces
so will carry on with aim and send only the NZ forces, which means loss of both allies unit but Aussie stay at home

347 5/16/2020 2:32:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Much as I hate to say it Ivan, given the result was pretty schweet, there's a couple of things in that reaction.

The little one is the reaction move back by sea. Offensive amph that fails is turned back and PBMs like naval units but reaction amph does not. It just retreats like a regular land unit. So I would retreat those two reduced units to 3923.

The bigger one however, is that you can only use 1 amph in a reaction. So the NZ div could have made it, but then maybe you would not have sent just the one anyway?

If you just sent the NZ div and maybe another air unit, then I don't think any change to the A/N, but of course the NZers would be elim (Aus corp untouched though of course). If you decided not to send a land unit at all, but to add 2 to A/N, then maybe you would have killed the 51AF, not sure.

How do you want to repair it?
346 5/15/2020 8:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message i retreated and did my pbm
back to you
345 5/15/2020 8:51:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message i think i have 2 reduced units left, and i reduce your largest unit
but i think i retreat
344 5/15/2020 8:47:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Allies:
BHB
Ground
Axis: 56 -2drm
Allies: 43 +0drm
Axis roll first
Allies roll second
343 5/15/2020 8:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message n/e onto ground combat
342 5/15/2020 8:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Allies:
BHB
A/N
Axis: 4 +0drm
Allies: 21 +1drm
Axis roll first
Allies roll second
341 5/15/2020 8:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Axis air unit reduced
340 5/15/2020 8:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Allies:
BHA
A/N
Axis: 8 +0drm
Allies: 10 +0drm
Axis roll first
Allies roll second
339 5/15/2020 8:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message 3 ASP used
338 5/15/2020 8:41:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Activate ANZAC for 4 units
3NZ, 2 Aus to Buna
Kent to Buna
5AF to Gili Gili to support BHB
337 5/15/2020 8:33:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
for the intercept card
336 5/15/2020 8:33:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #59: 1 / Ultra Information: Japanese Burma Operation is penetrated
Intelligence: Intercept. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
to intercept
335 5/15/2020 7:41:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message BTW, I did reduce those AFs for your hits, I just forgot to turn on the log file before I did so...
334 5/15/2020 7:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message File up or your reaction.
333 5/15/2020 7:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message 14 army -> Truk
7 AF -> Madang - (BHA)
15, 18, ED armies -> Buna - BHB
51 AF -> Woodlark - (BHB)
332 5/15/2020 7:37:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #40: 3 / Operation U-Go: Burma Offensive
Acivation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only Air and Ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
South Seas 4+2
331 5/15/2020 6:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Will reduce 28AF and 10AD
pbm done
330 5/15/2020 7:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message File up for your 21 hits allocation and PBM.
329 5/15/2020 7:06:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Actually Kaiyo will go to Ulithi.

JP PBM
Shokaku -> Truk
Nachi -> Rabaul
9AF -> Saipan
28AF -> Rabaul
10AF stays at Ponape

328 5/15/2020 7:01:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Ouch, ouch, ouch.

AL=x1.0=24 hits - JP elim
JP=x1.0=18 hits - 3M elim, 1M damaged

Eniwetok falls, Comb HQ to the record track, Kaiyo ENM to Truk
327 5/15/2020 6:58:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
...and JP roll
326 5/15/2020 6:58:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
BHA A/N

AL=24 - need 3+ to wipe out Japs
JP=18+3 - need 4+ to wipe out US

Could this be a result of no-one left on the island except the HQ and some native inhabitants? :)
325 5/15/2020 6:56:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message AL=x0.5=21 hits
JP=0.25=13 hits

JP damage Ent
AL have a choice of 2 of 4 undamaged units
324 5/15/2020 6:54:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Japanese:
BHA A/N

AL=42+1
JP=51


323 5/15/2020 6:52:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message 9, 10, 28 AFs -> Ponape - (BHA)
Nachi, Shokaku, 37 army -> Eniwetok - BHA (1 ASP used)

322 5/15/2020 6:51:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For Code Change
321 5/15/2020 6:51:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #49: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Comb 3+3
320 5/15/2020 4:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #67: 3 / Curtis LeMay: Firebombing of Japan
Randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand if a B29 Long Range Bomber air unit is on a hex (not Air Units in China Box) within range of Tokyo. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate S Pac for 6 units
Essex, Enterprise, Belleau Woods to 4417 attack Eniwetok BHA
Sangamon to Eniwetok BHA
1M, 3M amph assault Eniwetok BHA 2 ASP
back to you


319 5/14/2020 5:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Actually, if you are saying it makes Kwaj OOS, then no it doesn't. The ZOI are simultaneous, and a unit is only OOS if even with the ZOI it can't make the connection it needs. Then if it's OOS it loses the ZOI. That's how I read it anyway...

I needed the unit at Wotje to make it a noose.
318 5/14/2020 5:47:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message It's the right size but it is a 4.3Q game module rather than 5.x. I find 5.x to be really really slow on my machine, so prefer 4.3Q if I can get away with it.

Namu is OK for me. It's not OOS and maintains the supply cut on the SF brigade.
317 5/14/2020 5:27:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Yes it is a fascinating game indeed :)
With the other log file of your other game, i cant seem to open it, it is much smaller in size, maybe it hasnt copied over correctly.
With your pbm a unit is still in Namu, i think that still has the supply choke in place, so maybe you wanted to pbm further away.
Just check please before i take my next turn
316 5/12/2020 7:10:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message I feel your pain brudda, but this game throws up some weird challenges, and can be really different from play to play. I've put a file in Dropbox for the other game I'm playing where I am the AL and did not contest the pacific at all, but went all out for Asia. Unfortunately, every single land combat we've had has been bloody and neither the US or Japan has any real army left. The British do, but they have been constrained by supply without the Kwai bridge in place.

In other news, your units in Kwajalein are in supply now if you didn't know already. Your two turns of frustration is over it seems, I couldn't afford another unit in Wotje.

I'll take my pass so no file.
315 5/12/2020 5:00:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message my pbm done, this is very frustrating based on an error of mine earlier !
314 5/11/2020 6:10:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message File up for your PBM
313 5/11/2020 6:10:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Nachi -> Rabaul
Shokaku -> Truk
Kaiyo -> Eniwetok
50AF -> Wake
51AF -> Tarawa
25AF -> Namu

312 5/11/2020 5:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message damage allocated
i will await for your pbm, before doing mine

311 5/10/2020 7:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message File up for your damage allocation, I'm going to need that before my PBM, apologies.
310 5/10/2020 7:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message BHC A/N

M damaged and needs to turn back
309 5/10/2020 7:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message AL=20 hits + CH
JP=16 hits - damage Cowpens

Going to leave you to decide how you want to take your 20 hits, there's a couple of options.
308 5/10/2020 7:47:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
4


Message from Japanese:
BHB A/N

AL=20+1
JP=31
307 5/10/2020 7:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message JP 8AF elim, no damage to AL
306 5/10/2020 7:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
6


Message from Japanese:
BHA A/N

AL=36+1
JP=need CH
305 5/10/2020 7:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Nachi -> Jaluit - BHC
24AF -> Fanafuti - (BHB)
51AF, 25AF -> Nauru - (BHB)
50AF -> Namu - (BHB)
Kaiyo, Shokaku -> 4717 - (BHB)
304 5/10/2020 7:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
Roll for Jaluit SR
303 5/10/2020 7:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #65: 1 / Yamato Suicide Run
Activation: Any HQ Intelligence: Intercept Logistic Value: One more (+1) than Allied OC value. Conditions: Only air and naval units may be activated. During Post Battle Movement, if the Yamato naval unit is on the map it must be reduced one step, wether it participates in a battle or not. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Sacrificing the Yamato who is resting quietly in Burma! :)

Comb 3+2+1
302 5/10/2020 4:31:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #56: 2 / Typhoon Taskforce: New Guinea: Vogelkop Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate SW Pac HQ for 6 units
Enterprise, Essex, Belleau Wood to Mili BHA Wotje
Cowpens, Bunker Hill to 5020 BHB Tarawa
M Corps to Jaluit 1 ASP

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