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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
469 7/28/2020 7:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message No pbm.

bty
468 7/28/2020 7:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message defender eliminated. PoW: 1
467 7/28/2020 7:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Japanese:
surprise...
ground battle: 24(2) vs 9
466 7/28/2020 7:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Intel roll
465 7/28/2020 6:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
ANZAC 1 +2

* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 2 Aus Corps
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 3M Division
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for [CVL San Jacinto]
* 2517 (Balikpapan): [CVL San Jacinto] moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2516: 2 Aus Corps, 3M Division moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
464 7/28/2020 4:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #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:
Playing just for the 1 replacement step loss
463 7/27/2020 3:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #47: 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:
Russians are on the move.
462 7/27/2020 3:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Since not much has changed: My second pass.
461 7/27/2020 3:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Rainy day fund.

bty
460 7/27/2020 2:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message I am using my first pass
459 7/27/2020 10:01:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Forgot to send this:

3M does this instead:

* 2315: 3M Division moves to 2516
458 7/27/2020 8:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Hold on, going to have to make an adjustment.

I thought the ground supply rule only applied in CBI.
457 7/27/2020 7:50:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 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:
You always have the antidote for my poison.

ANZAC HQ 1 +4

* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 2M Division
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 1 MAW
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Wasp
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 3M Division
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 2 Aus Corps
- Strat move 1MAW
* 3626 (Cairns): 1 MAW moves to 3226
* 3226: 1 MAW moves to 2721 (Koepang)
* 2721 (Koepang): 1 MAW moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Wasp
* UNDO: * Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Wasp
* 2220 (Soerabaja): 3M Division moves to 2315
* 2220 (Soerabaja): CV Wasp moves to 2315
* 2320 (Bali/Lombok): 2 Aus Corps moves to 2516
* 3921 (Gasmata): 2M Division moves to 3023 (Darwin)
- pbm
* 2315: 3M Division, CV Wasp moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* UNDO: * 2315: 3M Division, CV Wasp moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 2315: CV Wasp moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
456 7/27/2020 6:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #30: 3 / Flight Instructors: Japanese Improve Training and Maintenance.
3 Air Replacements: The Japanese player receives 3 air replacement steps that may be used immediately or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
* Eliminated JP Air Units: [26 AF] moves to 4222 (Buin)
* Eliminated JP Air Units: [25 AF] moves to 4017 (Truk)
* Eliminated JP Air Units: [28 AF] moves to 3319 (Biak)
455 7/26/2020 11:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Just saw your msg. about my illegal LRB.

10LRB will bounce to Calcutta instead.
454 7/26/2020 11:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #84: 3 / U.S. Carrier Raids
Activate: Central Pacific HQ only. Logistic Value: 0 Intelligence: Surprise Attack, which cannot be changed by a reaction event card. Conditions: Only US Carrier naval units may be activated. This card cannot be cancelled by a weather card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
All attacks are automatic so file has them resolved and my pbm.

You could have a sub strike but that won't change anything.

Bty.

Cen Pac HQ 3 +0
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Intrepid
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Bataan
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Franklin
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): CV Franklin moves to 4118
* 4118: CV Franklin toggles Battle Tag
* 4017 (Truk): [CV Akagi] toggles Battle Tag
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): CV Intrepid moves to 4220
* 4220: CV Intrepid toggles Battle Tag
* 4222 (Buin): [21 AF] toggles Battle Tag
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): CVL Bataan moves to 3519
* 3519: CVL Bataan toggles Battle Tag
* 3319 (Biak): [CVE Kaiyo] toggles Battle Tag
* Tom (Allies) eliminates [CV Akagi] *
* Tom (Allies) eliminates [21 AF] *
* Tom (Allies) eliminates [CVE Kaiyo] *

- pbm
* 3519: CVL Bataan moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* 4220: CV Intrepid moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* 4118: CV Franklin moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
453 7/26/2020 7:26:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Myitkyina is not supplied, you can't go there, afaik.
452 7/26/2020 7:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Nothing can really happen at A. Bomber are chased away:

* 2206 (Lashio): 10AF LRB moves to 2305 (Myitkyina)
451 7/26/2020 7:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
IC
450 7/26/2020 6:27:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #20: 2 / Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Airfield Bombardment: If, prior to reaction, a Japanese BB naval unit occupies a battle hex that contains an Allied air unit, but no Allied BB naval unit, then the Allied air unit (max) is reduced (Japanese player's choice) one step prior to air-naval combat (even if this eliminates the unit).

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Japanese:
- 2EC with CombFleet + 8
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for [Korean Army]
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for [15th Army]
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for [2 AD]
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for [35th Army]
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for [2nd Army]

* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): [15th Army] moves to 2206 (Lashio)
* 2206 (Lashio): Battle Hex (A) moves to 2206 (Lashio)
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): [Korean Army] moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2110 (Bangkok): [2 AD] moves to 2012 (Singora)
* 2616 (Tarakan): [35th Army] moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 2516: [2nd Army] moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
- bty for reaction. no pbm for me.
- Logfile written.
449 7/26/2020 6:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #19: 2 / Weather: Monsoon Rains Cancel Offensive
Allied Offensive is canceled. All units are placed back at their starting locations. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
You were quite right about the weather.
448 7/25/2020 1:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 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:
It looks awfully cloudy but we'll try for some low hanging fruit.

ANZAC 1 +2

* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 13AF Air
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for [1 Aus Corps]
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for I Corps
* 2825 (Wyndham): 13AF Air moves to 2721 (Koepang)
* 2721 (Koepang): 13AF Air moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)
* 2320 (Bali/Lombok): 13AF Air moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2019 (Tjilatjap): 13AF Air moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)
* 2517 (Balikpapan): [1 Aus Corps] moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 2019 (Tjilatjap): I Corps moves to 2014 (Kuantan)

No battles, no pbm
447 7/25/2020 12:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message no pbm
bty
446 7/25/2020 11:26:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message You do full and eliminate all of me.

I do 1.5 and eliminate one and flip one.

My pbm:
CV to Columbo
Warspite to Calcutta
(SEAC) fighter to Akyab

To you for pbm.
445 7/25/2020 11:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Allies:
JP air eliminated but they opened the door for this ground attack

JP 36-1
US 24+1
444 7/25/2020 11:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
7


Message from Allies:
Full to you flips full and eliminates the reduced one.

I flipped SEAC fighter but you could choose the bomber for me.

B
JP 6
US 23+3
443 7/25/2020 11:14:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from Allies:
Dogfighting over Mandalay

A
JP 19
US 24+3
442 7/25/2020 11:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message I've been afeared of Gen. Adachi bringing the trapped armies back to life.

SEAC 1 +3 responds

* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for BB Warspite
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Indomitable
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 14AF Air
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 11AF LRB
* 1307 (Columbo): BB Warspite moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2205 (Ledo): 14AF Air toggles Battle Tag B
* 2104 (Jarhat): 11AF LRB toggles Battle Tag A
* 1406 (Madras): CV Indomitable moves to 1906
* 1906: CV Indomitable toggles Battle Tag A
441 7/25/2020 11:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
IC
440 7/25/2020 10:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #38: 3 / Grand Escort Command: Improved Escort Organization
Activation: Combined Fleet HQ only Logistic Value: 2 Bonus: The Japanese player places the Escort marker on the game turn track on its +2 side or flips the escort marker to its +4 side if the marker is already in play on its +2 side. See Submarine Warfare for effects of this die roll modifier. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Finally I have an offensive event. Last turn I could not try this for lack of suitable cards.

EC CombFleet + 5
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) creates Convoy Escorts Marker (+2) in Off Board
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Rivalry)
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for 28th Army
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for 38th Army
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for [5 AD]
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for 11 AD
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for 8 AD
* 2007: 28th Army moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2008 (Rangoon): 38th Army moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2106 (Mandalay): Battle Hex (A) moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2006 (Akyab): Battle Hex (B) moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2015 (Singapore): 11 AD moves to 2111
* 2111: 11 AD moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2008 (Rangoon): 11 AD toggles Battle Tag (B)
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): [5 AD] moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 2110 (Bangkok): [5 AD] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2008 (Rangoon): [5 AD] toggles Battle Tag (A)
* 2008 (Rangoon): 8 AD toggles Battle Tag (A)
- bty for reaction
439 7/22/2020 1:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
ISR Draw
438 7/22/2020 1:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #43: 1 / Japanese Army/Navy Dispute
Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivarly is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Don't have to spend any time thinking on this one.

Feel my pain.
437 7/22/2020 1:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message I will not go first
436 7/22/2020 1:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

435 7/22/2020 1:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 5 to 4
434 7/22/2020 1:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
strat roll
433 7/22/2020 1:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Japan replacements:
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 4
* Eliminated JP Ground Units: [16th Army] moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
432 7/22/2020 6:32:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

431 7/22/2020 6:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message That's a lot Japanese. At least our shiny new planes have arrived.

Ground: 2Marines Gasmata and I in Tjilatajap
Naval: Essex, Enterprise
Air: SEAC LRB, 2MAW

430 7/22/2020 1:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message The "horde" moves:

* Turn 10 (Sep-Dec 1944): IX Corps moves to Turn 11 (Jan-Apr 1945)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [29th Army] moves to 4017 (Truk)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: CV Taiho moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): CV Taiho moves to 2715 (Jolo)

* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 11 AD moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): 11 AD moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 3706 (Tokyo): 11 AD moves to 2015 (Singapore)

* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 62 AF moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 61 AF moves to 2715 (Jolo)
* 2715 (Jolo): 61 AF moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
- Logfile written.
429 7/21/2020 6:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message IX sent to Europe

Have to wait on Reps. until I see where your reinf. horde goes.
428 7/21/2020 6:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 4

4
3
0
4


Message from Allies:
Europe rolls
Casa.
11
IX
4Aus
427 7/21/2020 6:32:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Reinf.:
All ships to Espiritu Santo

SWPacHQ to Koepang

426 7/21/2020 1:28:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese End Turn
425 7/21/2020 1:28:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 7 to 5
424 7/21/2020 1:28:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Frank Riepenhausen (Japan)> - no PW changes
- attrition
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) flips the [SF Brigade]
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) flips the [2M Division]
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) flips the [2 MAW]

end of turn

- bty for reinforcements
- Logfile written.
423 7/21/2020 1:21:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #4: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
- 1OC with Comb Fleet + 4
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Agreement)
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for 7 AD
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for [2nd Army]
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for [25th Army]
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for SS Bde

* 2915 (Davao): [2nd Army] moves to 2516
* 4017 (Truk): SS Bde moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): [25th Army] moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 3721 (Madang): 7 AD moves to 3822 (Lae)

- Logfile written.
422 7/20/2020 4:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #17: 2 / China Airlift
Hump Operations into China: Flip the Burma Road Status marker from its No Hump to Hump side for the remainder of the game. Bonus: The AVG air unit (which normally cannot receive replacements) or a 14th AF air unit (either one) immediately receives a replacement step if it is in Northern India, Burma, or the Air units in China box. This replacement can be used to bring a 14th AF air unit (but not the AVG) back from elimination in any friendly in supply Northern India or Burma airfield. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Nothing ugly from me.

SWPac to turn track
421 7/20/2020 3:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #41: 3 / Patrick Hurley: Chinese Nationalist and Communist Reconciliation Fails
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:
- 3OC with South Seas + 5
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for South Seas HQ (Agreement)
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for APD Kamikaze
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Mogami
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for 7 AD
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for 50 AF
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for 10 AD

* 4110 (Marcus): 7 AD moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): 7 AD moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3814 (Guam): 7 AD moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 4017 (Truk): 7 AD moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): 50 AF moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 4017 (Truk): 50 AF moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): 50 AF moves to 4110 (Marcus)
* 3822 (Lae): CA Mogami moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 3615 (Ulithi): APD Kamikaze moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 2915 (Davao): 10 AD moves to 2917 (Menado)

- no real change and no battles ...
- bty
- Logfile written.
420 7/20/2020 6:17:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Trying to keep on dancing.

419 7/20/2020 1:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Saving a card
418 7/19/2020 10:45:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message We were the turkeys in that turkey shoot.

pbm

* 3624 (Cape York): [SEAC LRB] moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)

flipped 21NA for event
417 7/19/2020 10:04:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message PBM:
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): 21 AF moves to 4222 (Buin)
* 4020 (Kavieng): 50 AF moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): BB Yamato moves to 2915 (Davao)
forgot to flip SEAC Air in the file
416 7/19/2020 9:57:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Japanese:
- reaction with South Seas + 5
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for 21 AF
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for 50 AF
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for South Seas HQ (Agreement)
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for BB Yamato
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for [25th Army]
* 4021 (Rabaul): [25th Army] moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 4017 (Truk): BB Yamato moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 4222 (Buin): 50 AF moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 4020 (Kavieng): 50 AF toggles Battle Tag
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): 21 AF moves to 4020 (Kavieng)

Battle: Allies 4(need crit) vs Japan 42
415 7/19/2020 9:49:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
intel roll
414 7/19/2020 8:15:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive 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:
ANZAC 1 +4

* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for [CA New Orleans]
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 2 MAW
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for SEAC LRB
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for Aus Air
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for [1 Aus Corps]
* 2517 (Balikpapan): [CA New Orleans] moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)
* 2721 (Koepang): Aus Air moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)
* 3023 (Darwin): 2 MAW moves to 3226
* 3226: 2 MAW moves to 3624 (Cape York)
* 3624 (Cape York): 2 MAW moves to 4023 (D'Entrecasteaux)
* 4023 (D'Entrecasteaux): 2 MAW moves to 3921 (Gasmata)
* 3226: SEAC LRB moves to 3624 (Cape York)
* 2318 (Bandjermasin): [1 Aus Corps] moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 2320 (Bali/Lombok): Aus Air moves to 2318 (Bandjermasin)
413 7/19/2020 2:52:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Using my second pass
412 7/18/2020 6:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Drew a handful of small events. Good for making PoW. Not so good for doing what needs getting done.

pbm
* 2320 (Bali/Lombok): CV Lexington moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2320 (Bali/Lombok): CV Bunker Hill moves to 2721 (Koepang)
* 2320 (Bali/Lombok): CV Wasp moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 2721 (Koepang): [CV Essex] moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
411 7/18/2020 3:42:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message * Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) eliminates [51 AF] *
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) sets Control Marker to Allied Progress of War at 2318 (Bandjermasin). Hex is now Allied controlled
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) sets Control Marker to Allied Progress of War at 2320 (Bali/Lombok). Hex is now Allied controlled
* Allies have captured 5 progress of war hexes
- bty for pbm
410 7/18/2020 3:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
I will not react
Just roll for a Japanese crit, otherwise battles are automatic
409 7/18/2020 3:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
intel roll
408 7/18/2020 2:55:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
You are playing many events this turn ...
Special Reaction roll for Bali
407 7/17/2020 7:15:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #76: 2 / Oboe: Australians Invade Borneo
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Any nationality air and naval units may be activated, but only Australian ground units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
ANZAC 1 +5

* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for [1 Aus Corps]
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 2 Aus Corps
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Wasp
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Bunker Hill
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Lexington
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for [CV Essex]
* 2418: [1 Aus Corps] moves to 2318 (Bandjermasin)
* 2019 (Tjilatjap): CV Lexington moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)
* 2721 (Koepang): CV Wasp moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)
* 2220 (Soerabaja): CV Bunker Hill moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)
* 2517 (Balikpapan): [CV Essex] moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)
* 2721 (Koepang): 2 Aus Corps moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)
406 7/17/2020 3:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
405 7/17/2020 3:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #34: 2 / US Army/Navy Dispute: Slows US Reinforcements
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:
... surprise, surprise
404 7/17/2020 2:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message * 2019 (Tjilatjap): CV Bunker Hill moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 2019 (Tjilatjap): CV Wasp moves to 2721 (Koepang)
* 2019 (Tjilatjap): [CV Essex] moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)

403 7/17/2020 2:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Defender eliminated but I Corp flips
bty for PBM
402 7/17/2020 2:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
7


Message from Japanese:
I will not react
Ground Battle 22(+3) vs 9
401 7/17/2020 2:20:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
intel roll
400 7/17/2020 1:20:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
SWPac 2 +4

* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for I Corps
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 2M Division
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Wasp
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Bunker Hill
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Lexington
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for [CV Essex]
* 2517 (Balikpapan): [CV Essex] moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2220 (Soerabaja): CV Wasp moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2220 (Soerabaja): CV Bunker Hill moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2721 (Koepang): CV Lexington moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2119: I Corps moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 4022: 2M Division moves to 3921 (Gasmata)
399 7/17/2020 12:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #34: 2 / US Army/Navy Dispute: Slows US Reinforcements

Message from Japanese:
398 7/17/2020 12:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Discard Strategy card #54: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory
OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
397 7/17/2020 12:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
Trying to turn this around ...
396 7/17/2020 12:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
II draw
395 7/17/2020 12:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #2: 1 / Imperial HQ Debate: Japanese Inter-Service rivalry
Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivarly is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
bty
394 7/17/2020 11:54:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Using my first pass.
Bty.
393 7/17/2020 8:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #2: 1 / Imperial HQ Debate: Japanese Inter-Service rivalry

Message from Allies:
392 7/17/2020 8:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Discard Strategy card #22: 2 / Orde Wingate: Chindits
OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Discard
391 7/17/2020 8:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #52: 1 / Roosevelt-Nimitz-MacArthur: End of US Army-Navy Dispute
This event ends a US inter-service rivalry. Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. Bonus: If this card is played as an event, the Allies have the option to discard a card of their choice and replace it with any card from the discard pile (not those removed from play). Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Swapping cards.

Sent a file though nothing on map changed.
390 7/17/2020 1:20:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #79: 2 / Tinian Raid: Japanese Attack B29 Base
Activation: Any HQ Logistics Value: 1 Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but only one brigade size ground unit may be activated. Bonus: If the Allied player has a B29 LRB unit within 8 hexes of Tokyo (3706) or in the China Air units box, the Japanese player rolls a die. On a die roll of: 0-4: Lose one B29 Air step* 5-9: No Effect *Japanese choice Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
- 2OC with South Seas + 4
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for South Seas HQ (Agreement)
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for SS Bde
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for [25th Army]
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for [37th Army]
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Out of Supply Status for SF Brigade
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for [18th Army]

* 4017 (Truk): [37th Army] moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* 4021 (Rabaul): SS Bde moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 3822 (Lae): [25th Army] moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): [18th Army] moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 3822 (Lae): [18th Army] moves to 3922 (Buna)
- no battles
- Logfile written.
389 7/15/2020 10:20:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #58: 2 / Operation Romulus: British Arakan Offensive
Activate: SEAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only Commonwealth and Chinese units plus US air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
ANZAC HQ 1 +2
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for [1 Aus Corps]
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for I Corps
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for 2M Division
* 3923: 2M Division moves to 4022
* 2517 (Balikpapan): [1 Aus Corps] moves to 2418
* 2220 (Soerabaja): I Corps moves to 2119

No battles, no pbm, bty
388 7/15/2020 6:49:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Skip Bombing draw
387 7/15/2020 6:48:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #24: 2 / Skip Bombing Attack: Battle of the Bismark Sea
The Japanese permanently lose one Amphibious Shipping Point unless it is their last ASP. Bonus: Prior to battle, if an active Japanese CA, CL or APD naval unit moved within the extended range of a U.S. non-LRB air unit it loses one step. If more than one naval unit qualifies, Japanese player's choice. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
We catch some transports on the way to Wake.
386 7/15/2020 1:32:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #26: 2 / Chiang Kai-shek: Anti Communist 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: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
- 2OC with South Seas HQ + 4
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for South Seas HQ (Agreement)
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for [4 SN Bde]
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for [14th Army]
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for [27th Army]
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) toggles Activation for [23 AF]

* 3416 (Palau Islands): [23 AF] moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 2915 (Davao): [23 AF] moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 2415 (Miri): [23 AF] moves to 2018 (Batavia)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): [27th Army] moves to 2715 (Jolo)
* 4817 (Jaluit): [4 SN Bde] moves to 4612 (Wake)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): [14th Army] moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3319 (Biak): [CVE Kaiyo] moves to 3319 (Biak)

* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Capture at 4612 (Wake). Hex is now Japanese controlled
- Logfile written.
385 7/14/2020 8:20:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Slight adjustment:

Wasp also to Soerbaja
(San Jacinto) to Balikapan
384 7/14/2020 6:45:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message PBM

* Tom (Allies) flips the [CV Essex]
[CV Essex] moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
CV Bunker Hill moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
CV Lexington moves to 2721 (Koepang)



383 7/14/2020 12:42:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Essex flips
Drawing replacement card
382 7/14/2020 12:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
sub hits on 0-7
381 7/14/2020 12:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #86: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis
Play during an offensive; at the end of all combat against any active Allied naval units or against any active Allied naval unit, if no battle hexes were declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-7: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 8-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Changed my mind: Playing this on the Essex
380 7/14/2020 12:39:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message - intel roll fails, too

* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) eliminates [CVL Zuiho] *
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) sets Control Marker to Allied Progress of War at 1917 (Teloekbetoeng). Hex is now Allied controlled
* Allies have captured 1 progress of war hexes

- bty for pbm
379 7/14/2020 12:37:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
special reaction fails
intel roll
378 7/14/2020 12:33:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
rolling for special reaction
377 7/13/2020 1:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message All on Zuiho. Sorry. Will mark them all in the future.
376 7/13/2020 12:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Everyone attacking Zuiho or are any just escorting?
375 7/13/2020 8:50:00 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:
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for SW Pac HQ 2 +4

* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Essex
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Bunker Hill
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Wasp
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Lexington
** Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for [CVL San Jacinto]
* Tom (Allies) toggles Activation for SF Brigade
* 2220 (Soerabaja): CV Bunker Hill moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)
* 2721 (Koepang): SF Brigade moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)
* 2721 (Koepang): CV Essex moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)
* 2517 (Balikpapan): CV Wasp moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)
* 2220 (Soerabaja): CV Lexington moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)
* 1917 (Teloekbetoeng): BB Washington moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 1917 (Teloekbetoeng): CV Lexington moves to 1817
* 2517 (Balikpapan): [CVL San Jacinto] moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)

one potential battle
374 7/13/2020 1:39:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message 2 passes for me and I will not go first
373 7/13/2020 1:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

372 7/13/2020 1:35:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Japan loses a card and a ASP point
371 7/13/2020 1:34:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Strat roll
370 7/13/2020 1:34:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message * Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 10 AD moves to 2915 (Davao)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [CVE Kaiyo] moves to 3319 (Biak)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [2nd Army] moves to 2915 (Davao)

- replacements:
* Frank Riepenhausen (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 5
* Eliminated JP Ground Units: 38th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)

- Logfile written.

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