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358 5/8/2020 3:24:00 AM Master ID = 22976 Game Deleted
357 5/7/2020 12:07:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message I'm planning to write you privately in more detail tonight, wait until you'll have got my mail before opening the new game. In the meanwhile, thx for the interesting game.
356 5/7/2020 12:05:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Thx Marc. Objectively, it hasn't such meaning continuing anymore, all was about you had got both PW cards this turn or at least one of them in order to try a desperate assault to Malaya and/or Philippines. As for me I just had to avoid moving ships if not in reaction - as during last turn - so to minimize your chances to get more cards and all my duty was done.
355 5/7/2020 11:54:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message See comments above - well done on the win :-)

I will set up the return game in the next day or so.
354 5/7/2020 11:53:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Got Operation Lilliput - nothing useful
353 5/7/2020 11:53:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
For curiosity, seeing what would have happened if I managed an extra draw
352 5/7/2020 11:53:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message You are correct. I had missed the blocked hexsides (awkward to see when the AZOIs are switched on)

At this point, it is not actually worth going back and recalculating the move as there is no way I can actually avoid losing this turn. You have sensibly covered Dacca, the Phillipines and Singapore. I might with extreme luck be able to retake Malaya, but this still leaves me on a Political Will of 2. So I will lose at the end of the Turn. I have not got the Bataan or Doolittle cards and my only extra Draw Card is Coast Watchers which requires you to attack something with Air/Naval which is not something you need to do.

Congratulations on a well played Victory. I will have a think about where I could have improved. Fundamentally I lost to
- A well though out strategy on your pary
- Could card luck for you (Tojo and Tokyo Rose both appeared and I got neither of my possible cards, Did get Operation Vengeance which did save me one Political Will and I did get lucky that you drewno Gandhi cards until this turn)
351 5/7/2020 10:53:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I missed your query earlier, I will check when I get a chance
350 5/7/2020 8:23:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Effectively I know I am doomed, but I'll see how far can get :-)
349 5/7/2020 8:22:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
No use for WiE at this point. Playing for Ops on SW Pac for 4

2119: I Corps moves to 2220 (Soerabaja) (Battle A)
2517 (Balikpapan): 14AF Air moves to 2318 (Bandjermasin)
2318 (Bandjermasin): 14AF Air joins Battle A
2318 (Bandjermasin): 11AF LRB joins Battle A

2317: XXIV Corps moves to 2217
348 5/7/2020 3:19:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message A further doubt regarding the hex you just amphibiously assaulted. How did you enter it? If AA movement is subject to the same restrictions of naval moves, you couldn't enter 2119 from 2118 or 2219 since those two hexsides are un-crossable due to 8.21. So you should have passed thru Soerabaja but again, it looks impossible to pass from 2220 to 2119, for the same reason. The only way to assault 2119 looks from 2020 or from 2120 but those two hexes are covered by my not neutralized AZOI. You see my point? If you have any doubts, go on... we are at an already advanced stage of the game and I feel pretty unuseful to stop and ask Consimworld once more, we're not disputing a trophy at the end... ;-)
347 5/7/2020 2:00:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message No reaction in Tarakan; you have no pbm, so I directly spend my pass here (could become a problem to play it later...). So go straight with your next move. No logfile.
346 5/6/2020 10:24:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message You are right, forgot about ISR ...

Changing move to :-

2318 (Bandjermasin): XXIV Corps moves to 2317
2516: I Corps moves to 2119
2516: 15 British Corps moves to 2616 (Tarakan) (Battle A)
2516: 33 British Corps moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
2715 (Jolo): 10AF LRB joins Battle A

Allied ASP Marker to 2 ASP Used

345 5/6/2020 6:07:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message I'm not sure that under ISR you can activate 2M Division as long as US Army I corps. Clearly 2M Division is a ground unit but since they are Marines (depicted in blue and not in green) they should be considered belonging to Navy. Am I missing something?

In case I'm right, keep your move as valid, changing that last activation only.
344 5/6/2020 3:39:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #29: 2 / Operation Toenails: New Georgia Invasion
Actiavte: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Artillery Support: During all battles for this Offensive, the Allies receive a +1 die roll modifier during Ground combat.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Play on ANZAC for 5

2516: I Corps moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
2516: 15 British Corps moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
2516: 33 British Corps moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
2715 (Jolo): 10AF LRB joins Battle A (Tarakan)


4021 (Rabaul): 2M Division moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
343 5/6/2020 10:20:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #15: 3 / Mahatma Gandhi: Independence Campaign
Move the India marker one box toward India Revolts, if already in India Revolts box no additional effect. to the unrest box. Bonus: The Allies lose 1 ground replacement step next game turn and any other ground replacement steps available during the next game turn can only be used for non-Commonwealth ground units. Remove from played if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
... even two of them! ;-)

Activate South HQ for 1+3 = 4 units

* 2015 (Singapore): 2 SN Bde moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2616 (Tarakan): 14th Army moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 2616 (Tarakan): Korean Army moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 2616 (Tarakan): 28 AF moves to 2216 (Sinkawang)

No pbm, bty.
342 5/6/2020 8:13:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Okay
341 5/6/2020 8:00:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message > 2919 (Amboina): 13AF LRB moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
> 3520 (Hollandia): 13AF LRB moves to 4021 (Rabaul)

This is surely a typo. SInce they are two totally equivalent LRB units, in the logfile I'm preparing I'm sending 5AF to Hollandia and 13AF to Rabaul; ok?
340 5/6/2020 7:30:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Allied PBM
2318 (Bandjermasin): 14AF Air moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
2919 (Amboina): 13AF LRB moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
3520 (Hollandia): 13AF LRB moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
339 5/6/2020 3:22:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message My PBM:

* 2019 (Tjilatjap): [3 AD] moves to 2216 (Sinkawang)
* 2216 (Sinkawang): [3 AD] moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 2018 (Batavia): 50 AF moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 2220 (Soerabaja): CA Mogami moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)

Your PBM.
338 5/6/2020 3:07:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Flip 3 AD and 25 AF

No Log file provided.
337 5/5/2020 4:15:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message BTW, according to 6.5 I feel hex control is gained immediately - and is immediately available for other purposes - as soon as a ground unit moves into it using ground movement only.
336 5/5/2020 3:50:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Ap wins 20/10. Flip 11AF on your side, you have choices, I prefer to see them before my pbm.


335 5/5/2020 3:48:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Japanese:
Battle B)

AP 23 (+1)
JP 50
334 5/5/2020 3:46:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from Japanese:
Battle A):

AP 12 (+1)
JP 10

333 5/5/2020 3:45:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Activate South HQ for 1+2 = 3 units

* 1916 (Palembang): 50 AF moves to 2018 (Batavia)
* 2415 (Miri): 3 AD moves to 2017 (Bangka)
* 2017 (Bangka): 3 AD moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2015 (Singapore): CA Mogami moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)

All join Battle B; going to roll.
332 5/5/2020 3:32:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Reaction.
331 5/5/2020 11:45:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #71: 2 / Victor Plans: MacArthur Liberates The Philippines
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Play on SW Pac for 8

2517 (Balikpapan): I Corps moves to 2516
2418: XXIV Corps moves to 2318 (Bandjermasin), Set POW to 1

I believe I can use an Air Base that I have captured by Land. If I am wrong, let me know and I will re-plan the move

2517 (Balikpapan): 11AF Air moves to 2318 (Bandjermasin) joins Battle B (Soaerabaja)
2517 (Balikpapan): 11AF LRB moves to 2318 (Bandjermasin) joins Battle B
3119 (Sarong): 14AF Air moves to 2719 (Kendari), 2318 (Bandjermasin) joins Battle B

3520 (Hollandia): 13AF LRB moves to 2919 (Amboina), joins Battle A (Tarakan)
4021 (Rabaul): 5AF LRB moves to 3520 (Hollandia), 2919 (Amboina), joins Battle A (Tarakan)
2715 (Jolo): 10AF LRB joins Battle A, joins Battle A (Tarakan)


2 Battles.
330 5/5/2020 9:34:00 AM May-Aug 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:
> Shokaku attack would have been +4 as a surprise attack, but didn't matter anyway :-)

Correct! So I had far less than 50% to save the CV...

Activate South HQ for 1+3 = 4 units (in fact, here 2).

* 2917 (Menado): 28 AF moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2721 (Koepang): [22 AF] moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 2917 (Menado): [22 AF] moves to 2915 (Davao)

No battles, no ASP, no PBM. Your next move.
329 5/5/2020 9:17:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Shokaku attack would have been +4 as a surprise attack, but didn't matter anyway :-)
328 5/5/2020 9:15:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message No pbm. Over to you for your next card
327 5/5/2020 8:44:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message It was "a few more seconds", oh well...
326 5/5/2020 8:43:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message 0% right now... ;-(

Shokaku destroyed. Your pbm.
325 5/5/2020 8:35:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
OK... now 50% only!

AP 14 (+1)
324 5/5/2020 8:34:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Nicely played. Quite unrealistic the chance to react; still, I feel I should be happy since, at least for a few more sends, I keep more than 50% of chances to save Shokaku ;-)

Reaction.
323 5/5/2020 6:37:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 1 / Prime Minister Curtin
2 Ground replacements: The Australians get two ground replacements that must be used immediately to bring Australian ground units from reduced to full strength, or from the eliminated plie to reduced strength or full strength, which are placed in any friendly Australian port. Any unused replacements are forfeit. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Play as Operations on ANZAC for 2

Battle A Tarakan
2517 (Balikpapan): 11AF LRB joins Battle A
2715 (Jolo): Aus Air joins Battle A

No movement in an AZOI , so no +2 for intercept
322 5/4/2020 1:39:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #82: 3 / Indian Worker's Strike
Move the India Status marker one box toward India Revolts, if already in India Revolts box there is no additional effect. Bonus: The Allies lose 1 ground replacement step next game turn and any other ground replacement steps available during the next game turn can only be used for non-Commonwealth ground units.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
> This would have been more useful last turn :-)

This too! BTW, I feel that the text describing the card here in ACTS is obsolete, I apply the use of the card as it's described in the rules booklet (I can't have India surrendered during The Offensive Phase).

Activate South HQ for 1+3 = 4 units.

* 2318 (Bandjermasin): 25 AF moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 2008 (Rangoon): [27 AF] moves to 1912 (Jitra)
* 1912 (Jitra): [27 AF] moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)
* 1917 (Teloekbetoeng): [27 AF] moves to 2018 (Batavia)
* 2616 (Tarakan): [31st Army] moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2019 (Tjilatjap): Korean Army moves to 2616 (Tarakan)

No battles and no ASP as well. No PBM too, so you can go.
321 5/4/2020 11:27:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor 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: 1 1944: 2 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
This would have been more useful last turn :-)

Activate ANZAC for 3
2517 (Balikpapan): XXIV Corps moves to 2418
2517 (Balikpapan): 15 British Corps moves to 2516
4021 (Rabaul): I Corps moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)

No Combat or PBM - over to you
320 5/3/2020 6:05:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Got 6 cards and 1 pass. You go first.
319 5/3/2020 6:01:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

318 5/3/2020 6:01:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
Subs Die Roll.
317 5/3/2020 6:00:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Repl (spending my last Air RP remained):

* [27 AF] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* Flip the ED Army (Rangoon)
* [25th Army] moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
316 5/3/2020 5:39:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

315 5/3/2020 5:39:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Replacements

flips the CV Indomitable
flips the SEAC Air
3418: 5AF Air moves to 4517 (Kusaie)
3317: 14AF Air moves to 3119 (Sarong)

Eliminated AL Naval Units: [CV Lexington] 2517 (Balikpapan)
Eliminated AL Naval Units: [CV Wasp] moves to 4021 (Rabaul)

No Land Replacements used
314 5/3/2020 5:03:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Forgot to move India Surrender marker to "Unstable", we'll fix at the first chance.
313 5/3/2020 5:00:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message JP Reinf:

* 51 AF moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 50 AF moves to 1916 (Palembang)
* 9 AD moves to 3209 (Okinawa)

Your Repl.
312 5/3/2020 4:02:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Allied Reinforcements :-

XXIV Corps moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
CVL San Jacinto moves to 3319 (Biak)
BB Massachusetts moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
10AF LRB moves to 2715 (Jolo)
SEAC LRB moves to 3119 (Sarong)

Turn 6 Reinforcements to Delayed Box

Over to Japanese for Reinforcements
311 5/3/2020 4:00:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Rolling for CVE Sangamon
310 5/3/2020 3:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese End Turn
309 5/3/2020 3:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message EOT logfile submitted, you can go with reinforcements (thx God you hadn't a WIE card, while I was able to take back and play the mine...)
308 5/3/2020 2:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Makes sense. I have a mountain to climb. If I don't get a political will card in my draw I will have no chance at all. I suspect I will get Russians invade, which will be essentially a wasted card 😁
307 5/3/2020 2:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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 was leaning towards storing this as FOQ but at the end decided that it's better to get one more card to draw next turn, hopefully decisive.


Activate South HQ for 1+3 = 4 units.

* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): [SS Bde] moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 8 AD moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 3615 (Ulithi): 8 AD moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 4017 (Truk): 8 AD moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 2018 (Batavia): [22 AF] moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)
* 2320 (Bali/Lombok): [22 AF] moves to 2721 (Koepang)
* 1307 (Columbo): CA Mogami moves to 2015 (Singapore)

No battles, 1 ASP. No possible special reaction in Vogelkop since it's not affected by AZOI of yours (a remote consequence of the big clash at Truk).

So I achieve 13 RP and next turn I'll draw 6 cards (maybe 7 if subs die roll will be friendly).

My PBM: 8 AD from Eniwetok to Kwajalein.

I'll proceed with EOT routines.
306 5/3/2020 2:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message For sure it is. Still, from a gaming point of view I'm not completely convinced since as far as 2619 and 2719 are ground connected (we played this turn in such a way), it's not self evident that 2616 and 2715 are not. Anyhow, the move I'm performing has nothing to deal with that, so we can play according to your view, we'll come back on that matter at the end of game, if we feel it's necessary.

305 5/3/2020 1:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Just googled Jolo , it is an island
304 5/3/2020 1:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message I believe they are not
303 5/3/2020 12:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message A question, before proceeding: according to how you read the map, are Tarakan (2616) and Jolo (2715) ground connected?
302 5/3/2020 12:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message So my intuition to refrain from moving any ships but in reaction was well inspired. Have you prepared a logfile? If not, I'll do it before my last move.
301 5/3/2020 11:58:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Play on SEAC for 2

2719 (Kendari): Aus Air moves to 2715 (Jolo)

3727 (Townsville): 2 Aus Corps moves to 4024 (Gili Gili) (Strategic Move)

No PBM, No Battles, Back to you for last card
300 5/3/2020 8:41:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change War in Europe value From 1 to 0
299 5/3/2020 8:41:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #54: 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:
Event. No logfile as well.
298 5/3/2020 8:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Playing to FoQ. No Log file
297 5/3/2020 6:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Your move.
296 5/3/2020 6:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #54: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory

Message from Japanese:
295 5/3/2020 6:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Discard Strategy card #61: 2 / Kamikaze Attack
OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
294 5/3/2020 6:29:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #68: 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:
Playing this, essentially for the bonus (and the relevant chance of moving last this turn).
293 5/3/2020 5:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allied PBM :-

4017 (Truk): [CA Northampton] moves to 2715 (Jolo)
4017 (Truk): [BB Washington] moves to 3319 (Biak)
4017 (Truk): [BB North Carolina] moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
4017 (Truk): [BB Mississippi] moves to 3319 (Biak)
292 5/3/2020 4:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message > Pyrhus of Epirus would be proud of that battle !

Indeed he would! ;-)

As for eliminating Akagi and flipping Shokaku to full strength, I considered, but in the present situation, since both of them are CV, better to keep on the map 2 AZOI instead of 1.

* 3819: [CV Shokaku] moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 3716 (Woleai): [CV Akagi] moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 4017 (Truk): [BB Nagato] moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 4017 (Truk): [BB Hiei] moves to 2915 (Davao)

Your PBM before my next move. Logfile submitted.
291 5/3/2020 3:29:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Pyrhus of Epirus would be proud of that battle !

flips the [BB Nagato], [BB Hiei], [BB Yamato], [7 AD],
[CV Akagi], [CV Shokaku]

Japanese have the option to remove one carrier and return the other to full strength.


290 5/2/2020 5:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Logfile submitted. I'll perform pbm after you'll have declared my losses.
289 5/2/2020 3:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Geez... much bloodier than Leyte ;-)

Both US Carriers are sunk and all the rest is flipped.

You have choices.
288 5/2/2020 3:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
7


Message from Japanese:
AP 80 +1
JP 102
287 5/2/2020 3:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Activate CF HQ for 2+3 = 5 units

* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): CV Shokaku moves to 3819
* 3209 (Okinawa): CV Akagi moves to 3716 (Woleai)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): BB Yamato moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): BB Hiei moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 3615 (Ulithi): BB Nagato moves to 4017 (Truk)


286 5/2/2020 1:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I'll perform it later tonight.
285 5/2/2020 1:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
Reaction.
284 5/2/2020 10:34:00 AM 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:
Play on SW Pac for 8

2715 (Jolo): CV Wasp moves to 3818 supports Battle A Truk
2715 (Jolo): BB Washington moves to 4017 (Truk)
3319 (Biak): CV Lexington moves to 4019 supports Battle A Truk
3319 (Biak): BB Mississippi moves to 4017 (Truk)
4024 (Gili Gili): CA Northampton moves to 4017 (Truk)
4817 (Jaluit): M Brigade moves to 4517 (Kusaie)
4021 (Rabaul): BB North Carolina moves to 4017 (Truk)
4817 (Jaluit): 2 MAW moves to 4716 (Namu)
Marc Priest (Allies) sets Allied ASP Marker to 4 ASP Used

283 5/2/2020 3:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #23: 2 / Operation RE: Attack on Milne Bay
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Elite Units: The Japanese player gains a +1 ground combat die modifier if any brigade size ground units are involved in a ground combat during this Offensive.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
Activate South HQ for 1+3 = 4 units

* 1813 (Medan): [21 AF] moves to 2212 (Saigon)
* 2212 (Saigon): [21 AF] moves to 2709 (Hong Kong)
* 2006 (Akyab): 5 AD moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2008 (Rangoon): 5 AD moves to 2012 (Singora)
* 2012 (Singora): 5 AD moves to 1813 (Medan)
* 2015 (Singapore): 38th Army moves to 2212 (Saigon)
* 2318 (Bandjermasin): 2 SN Bde moves to 2015 (Singapore)

No battles, no pbm. Your move.
282 5/1/2020 6:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message My next move tomorrow (just trying to avoid the silliness that usually I perform at this stage and that most of times costs me the game ;-)
281 5/1/2020 2:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Japanese Corrections :-
2616 (Tarakan): [37th Army] moves to 2915 (Davao)
2813 (Manila/Corregidor): 14th Army moves to 2616 (Tarakan)

PBM
2616 (Tarakan): BB Washington moves to 2715 (Jolo)
2616 (Tarakan): BB Mississippi moves to 3319 (Biak)
2617: CV Lexington moves to 3319 (Biak)
3520 (Hollandia): 1 MAW moves to 3119 (Sarong)
3119 (Sarong): 1 MAW moves to 2919 (Amboina)
280 5/1/2020 12:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message OK. BTW, I noticed something wrong in the map. If you look at journal entry #267 I moved 14th Army from Manila to Tarakan, but for any strange reason writing the related logfile I picked up [33rd Army] instead from Davao. So it should be corrected, 14th Army which we have in Manile has to be shifted to Tarakan, and [33rd Army] in Tarakan should be shifted to Davao. Pls correct it (otherwise I'll do with my next move)
279 5/1/2020 12:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message 55 allied at +4 will wipe out the cruiser, so just PBM. Will do that at some point this evening.
278 5/1/2020 11:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Failure. So you can go straight with attack and pbm.

BTW, all seems to be returned normal with ACTS to me too...
277 5/1/2020 11:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Reaction.
276 5/1/2020 10:46:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Play on SW Pac for 6

2517 (Balikpapan): BB Washington moves to 2616 (Tarakan) (Battle A)
2517 (Balikpapan): CV Lexington moves to 2617 joins Battle A
2517 (Balikpapan): SF Brigade moves to 2715 (Jolo)
3319 (Biak): CV Wasp moves to 2715 (Jolo) supports Battle A
3520 (Hollandia): BB Mississippi moves to 2616 (Tarakan) (Battle A)

4024 (Gili Gili): 1 MAW moves to 3721 (Madang)
3721 (Madang): 1 MAW moves to 3520 (Hollandia)


(Allies) sets Allied ASP Marker to 3 ASP Used
(Allies) sets Control Marker to Allied Progress of War at 2715 (Jolo). Allies have captured 4 progress of war hexes

(I believe Jolo is not in any AZOI, so no special reaction to the landing.

Battle A can of course be reacted to
275 4/30/2020 2:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Ok. As I wrote you privately, no pm for me so you can go.
274 4/30/2020 11:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Latest log file should show correct result (no Air/Naval combat, army intercepted on way to Mendao)
273 4/30/2020 11:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Correction to all of that

Forgot 28th Air was not providing support. i 1ill put it back
272 4/30/2020 11:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allied PBM

CV Lexington moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
2919 (Amboina): CV Wasp moves to 3319 (Biak)
2919 (Amboina): BB Washington moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)

Japanese may PBM 1st Air

Got lucky with the reactions there . However unescorted transports was definitely a tempting target for the USN :-)
271 4/30/2020 10:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Japanese inflict no damage.
28th Air wiped out (40 * 0.5)

[25th Army] destroyed in transit (8.45 Rule B)
270 4/30/2020 10:54:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Allies:
Okay we can react. As No Naval cover, we mainly just need to send some ships.

2517 (Balikpapan): CV Wasp moves to 2919 (Amboina), joins Battle A
2517 (Balikpapan): BB Washington moves to 2919 (Amboina), joins Battle A
4024 (Gili Gili): CV Lexington moves to 2920 - joins Battle A

10 japanese at +0, 40 Allied at +1
269 4/30/2020 10:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Just enough at 6. So rolling for reaction
268 4/30/2020 10:47:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Special Reaction for Amboina
267 4/30/2020 10:14:00 AM Jan-Apr 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:
In some way I managed to cut and paste:

Activate South Seas HQ for 2+2 = 4 units.

* 2915 (Davao): 28 AF moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): 14th Army moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2812 (Clark Field): 1 AD moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): [25th Army] moves to 2919 (Amboina)

No battle, 1 possible Special Reaction, 1 ASP. Air unit in Menado is not there to support a possible battle, just to provide an AZOI to the ASP. Your possible reaction.
266 4/30/2020 7:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message The zeroes and Oscar's were on form !
265 4/30/2020 5:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Sorry, you have no pbm remained. I performed mine, now I have to think on my next.
264 4/30/2020 5:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I suspect hereafter I should use my smartphone only... ;-)

Attackers swept away, no JP losses. I finish logfile, then you'll have a pbm with unit currently in Amboina
263 4/30/2020 5:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
9


Message from Japanese:
AP 23(+1)
JP 70
262 4/30/2020 5:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Unfortunately until I won't be ale to reach the site with my PC I won't be able to cut and paste here moves from Vassal anymore, pls rely on the logfile.

Anyhow, reacting with South HQ for 1+3= 4 units for 70 global combat factors

261 4/30/2020 5:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Reaction
260 4/30/2020 3:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Play on SEAC for 6

3822 (Lae): 15 British Corps moves to 2517 (Balikpapan) (Strategic Move)

2517 (Balikpapan): 33 British Corps moves to 2516

2619: 3 Aus Corps moves to 2620 (Makassar), Allies have captured 3 progress of war hexes

2919 (Amboina): 5AF Air moves to 2517 (Balikpapan), joins Battle A
3119 (Sarong): 14AF Air moves to 2719 (Kendari), 2517 (Balikpapan), 14AF Air joins Battle A
3119 (Sarong): 14AF LRB moves to 2919 (Amboina), joins Battle A

1 Battle
259 4/29/2020 5:44:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message No logfile. Your move

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