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735 6/30/2020 8:33:00 AM May-Aug 1945 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Chris Crane to Chris Crane
734 6/30/2020 7:53:00 AM May-Aug 1945 Allies Message I agree that the turn 8 forced resignation of the Emperor followed by the turn 9 Soviet Invasion of Manchuria and successful strategic bombming was the turning point in the game. It gives the Allies 4 turns to reclaim the necessary resource hexes while awaiting the results of strategic bombing. US PW was a close-run thing, but it usually is.

A brilliant campaign in Burma and India by the Japanese, which I have noted. It appears that three Japanese carriers are required initially to shut down SEAC reaction and go to work on the allied air/naval assets there. It requires several offensives cards to complete, but once done the allies need to divert a lot of cards to work their way back into the theater.

The dice were fickle, they seemed to love neither of us, but the cards were definitely in favor of the allies this game.

Halsey and S. PAC HQ got a real work-out this game! He was quite effective this game, although C. PAC HQ could reach most of the places as well.

I will report the results to the GM.
733 6/30/2020 3:54:00 AM May-Aug 1945 Japanese Message That is the game. I have nothing that would help to stop you from taking Miri and you can do an attack that makes it certain.

Tojo and Manchuria coming up right at the beginning of 1944 really killed me. I would have needed both Gandhi and Tokyo Rose to knock PW to 0 after that, but only got Tokyo Rose in time - and Gandhi turn too late.
732 6/29/2020 5:11:00 PM May-Aug 1945 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 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:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 2+2=4 units
1. 11th AB division Taihoku AA vs 2315. 1/12 ASP
2. 5th AF Tarakan, attack Miri. [A]
3. 13th LRB Balikpapan, attack Miri, [A]
4. 14th AF Davao to Tarakan, attack Miri [A]
731 6/29/2020 5:01:00 PM May-Aug 1945 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

730 6/29/2020 4:36:00 PM May-Aug 1945 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

729 6/29/2020 4:35:00 PM May-Aug 1945 Japanese Message 20 BC flipped, but 21 BC does the hit that likely guarantees Allied victory.
728 6/29/2020 4:35:00 PM May-Aug 1945 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
6


Message from Japanese:
B-29s. No more +1 due to Pusan.
727 6/29/2020 4:34:00 PM May-Aug 1945 Japanese Message No Japanese replacements left.
726 6/29/2020 4:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese End Turn
725 6/29/2020 4:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 2 to 0
724 6/29/2020 4:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Message Allies turn 12 reinforcements: None

Allies turn 12 replacements:
2 Ground: US XIV corps to Saipan
5 Air: Once again, I see no allied air units that need replacements
2 US Naval: CV Hancock to Pusan
1 Commonwealth Naval: CV Victorious at Saigon to full
723 6/29/2020 3:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Message Yes, all is correct.
722 6/29/2020 11:45:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Change US Political Will From 4 to 8
721 6/29/2020 11:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Message End of turn:
National Status:
Philippines recovered, Jolo flips to allied control.

US PW:
Allied PoW achieved.
+1 for recovery of Philippines
+3 for Japanese controll of <3 resource spaces

Attrition:
36th army Seoul flips
37th army Okinawa flips
2nd army 2912 flips

Will wait for your review before proceeding to allied replacements
720 6/29/2020 11:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Going to save my last one for next turn. I consider it an insurance policy.
719 6/29/2020 11:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Message Another oversight on my part. Attacking the Korean army with 34 factors is asking for trouble. I got away with it this time.

PBM
5th AF to Tarakan
[CV Franklin] remains at Manila
3rd MAW remains at 2911
BB Missouri and CV Shangri-La to Ulithi

718 6/29/2020 9:41:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Message No effect. Over to you for PBM and next card.
717 6/29/2020 9:40:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Battle B

Allies, eliminate one defender in a/n and second in ground battle, no roll
Japan 9
716 6/29/2020 9:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Message Just enough to eliminate the defenders, both attacking units flipped.
715 6/29/2020 9:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
8


Message from Japanese:
Intelligence fails, though it likely matters little

Battle A, Korean Army is flipped in a/n

Ground battle

Allies 34, +2
Japan 9, +3
714 6/29/2020 9:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
Intelligence roll
713 6/29/2020 9:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Discard Strategy card #29: 3 / Combined Fleet: Battle of Santa Cruz
OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
712 6/29/2020 9:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #65: 3 / MacArthur "moral obligation": US Invades Philippines
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Conditions: This card may only be played as an event if at least one battle hex is declared in a Philippine hex. 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. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
"I have returned"

Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 8+2=10 units
1. 6th Marine Division 2911 to Manila. [A]
2. XXIV corps Ulithi AA vs Manila. 8/11 ASP. [A]
3. 3rd MAW 2911, [A]
4-5. BB Missouri and [CV Franklin] Biak to Manila. [A]
6-7. 3rd Marine division and XI corps 2516 to Tarakan. [B]
8. 5th AF Bandjermasin to Balikpapan, [B]
9. CV Shangri-La Ulithi to Tarakan, [B]
10. I corps Davao AA vs 2315. 10/11 ASP.
711 6/29/2020 4:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Message Fails, 8 AD eliminated without ability to respond. Back to you for next card.
710 6/29/2020 4:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Intelligence roll
709 6/28/2020 9:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Message 13th AF will PBM to Taihoku
[CV Bunker Hill] will PBM to Pusan
708 6/28/2020 9:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 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:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 2+2=4 units
1. 2nd Marine division Marcus AA vs Pusan. 5/11 ASP.
2. 11th AB division Ulithi AA vs Taihoku. 6/11 ASP.
3. 13th AF Balikpapan to 2911, attack Clark Field. [A]
4. [CV Bunker Hill] Ulithi to Clark Field. [A]
707 6/28/2020 9:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
B-29s Bomb the last card from the Japanese hand.
706 6/28/2020 4:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #76: 2 / Operation Tsurugi: Japan Attacks a B29 Base with Giretsu Airborne unit
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:
Another card one turn late, last turn this would have been useful to try to knock out your damaged B-29.

CF HQ activates 5:

2nd Army from Manila to 2912
Korean Army from Tokyo to Manila
[8 AD] from 2812 to Jolo
[32nd Army] from Osaka to Miri
[38th Army] from Nagoya to Tarakan

PBM:
[8 AD]from Jolo to 2812
705 6/28/2020 3:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Message No PBM.
704 6/28/2020 3:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Message No effect, over to you for any PBM.
703 6/28/2020 3:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Japanese:
Succeeds, but nothing to do

Allies 10, +3
Japan needs a critical
702 6/28/2020 3:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
Intelligence, 0-2 needed.
701 6/27/2020 9:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 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:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 2+2=4 units
1. 5th Marine division Palembang to Bangka
2. 3rd Marine division Balikpapan to 2516
3. XI corps Kendari AA vs 2516. 4/11 ASP
4. 3rd MAW 2911 attacks Clark Field. [A]
700 6/27/2020 4:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Message I use my first pass, over to you.
699 6/26/2020 9:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Message 14th AF returns to Davao
CV Essex and [CV Enterprise] return to Saipan
698 6/26/2020 4:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Message Surprise, Tainan Wing eliminated.
697 6/26/2020 4:29:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Intelligence roll, 0-3 needed.
696 6/25/2020 4:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Message Oh for Heavens sake! MAW cannot attack at Extended range. Sorry, my brain is not in sync with the game yet.

Rather than 3MAW attack, activate I corps at Saipan and SGT to Davao.
695 6/25/2020 3:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Message Same Card.

Activate S PAC HQ: Logistics 1+3=4 units
1. 3rd MAW 2911 attacks Okinawa. [A]
2. 14th AF Davao to 2911, attack Okinawa, [A]
3-4. CV Essex and [CV Enterprise] Saipan to 3310, attack Okinawa. [A]

33.5 factors attack
694 6/25/2020 3:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Message Sorry, only one battle hex allowed...will reconsider.
693 6/25/2020 3:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #78: 1 / Submarine Attack: British X Craft Attack Singapore
Play during an offensive before the beginning of the combat phase, or at the conclusion of the Offensive 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. The target naval unit must be inactive and in a non-Japanese Islands port hex. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate S PAC HQ: Logistics 1+3=4 units
1. 3rd MAW 2911 attacks Clark Field. [A]
2. 14th AF Davao to 2911, [A]
3-4. CV Essex and [CV Enterprise] Saipan to 3310, attack Okinawa. [B]
692 6/25/2020 3:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #78: 1 / Tainan Air Unit: Reinforcement
The Japanese player receives the Tainan Air Unit. This unit may be placed on any friendly, in supply, airfield that is within range of an in supply Japanese HQ. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Few more planes left. Tainan Wing to Okinawa
691 6/25/2020 3:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Message CV Essex and [CV Enterprise] to Saipan
BB N. Carolina, CV Shangri-La and [CV Bunker Hill] to Ulithi
CV B.H. Richard and CVE St. Lo to Biak
690 6/25/2020 3:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Message PBM:

8 AD to 2812
689 6/25/2020 3:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Cowpens sunk at C

Battle D

Allies autokill, no roll
Japan needs a critical
688 6/25/2020 3:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Battle C

Allies kill of one air unit, no roll
Japan needs a critical
687 6/25/2020 3:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
Allies autokill, no roll
Japan needs a critical
686 6/25/2020 3:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
Battle A

Allies autokill, no roll
Japan needs a critical
685 6/25/2020 3:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Message South HQ activates 2:
[8 AD] from Kure to Sasebo, battle C
[6 AD] from 2812 to Sasebo, battle C
684 6/25/2020 3:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
And the actual roll...
683 6/25/2020 3:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Message Intelligence
682 6/25/2020 2:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 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:
Activate CPAC HQ: Logistics 5+3=8 units
1-2. CV Essex and [CV Enterprise} Saipan to 3708, attack Tokyo. [A]
3-4. CV Shangri-La and [CV Bunker Hill] Ulithi to 3509, attack Osaka. [B]
5. BB N. Carolina Ulithi to Kure. [C]
6. [CVL Cowpens] Ulithi to 33408, [C]
7-8. CV St. Lo and CV B.H. Richard Biak to 3211, attack Okinawa. [D]
681 6/25/2020 12:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #52: 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:
South HQ activates 3:
39th Army from 2615 to Kure
[6 AD] from Jolo to Tainan
[15th Army] from Kure to Tainan

PBM:
[6 AD] to 2812
680 6/24/2020 5:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 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:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 2+2=4 units.
1. 5th Marine Division Singapore AA vs Palembang. 1/11 ASP.
2. 6th Marine Division Saipan AA vs 2911. 2/11 ASP.
3. 3rd MAW Morotai to Davao.
4. 2nd MAW Bougainville to Hollandia

PBM -
3rd MAW Davao to 2911
2nd MAW Hollandia to Morotai
679 6/24/2020 5:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
OK then, will draw a card and then see what I have for you!
678 6/24/2020 3:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Message You can play Skip Bombing to any Japanese offensive if you don't care about the bonus. So that play is legal.
677 6/24/2020 3:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Ground battle at 2615.
Japanese with +4drm will eliminate the [XIV] corps.
US army battle roll.
676 6/24/2020 2:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 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:
I would like to play this response card, even though it has no effect, just to get it out of my hand and draw a replacement. I believe that is legal, but welcome your thoughts on that. I will not draw a replacement card until I hear from you.
675 6/24/2020 2:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Message Note that with the 6th AD at Jolo the US XIV corps suffers attrition.
674 6/24/2020 2:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

673 6/24/2020 2:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #3: 2 / Col. Tsuji, Unit 82: Jungle Warfare
Activate: Any HQ Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Surprise Attack Conditions: Only Japanese ground units may be activated. Bonus: In any ground combat that occurs in a Malaya, Jungle or Mixed terrain hex for the duration of this operation, the final die roll modifier for the Japanese in any ground battles is +4.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Starting off with a banzai-attack

CF HQ activates 1:
39th Army from Tarakan to 2615, battle A
672 6/24/2020 2:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Message And the HQs...

South to Okinawa, South Seas to Ominato.
671 6/24/2020 2:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

670 6/24/2020 2:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Change US Political Will From 3 to 4
669 6/24/2020 2:32:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
7


Message from Japanese:
B-29 rolls. +1 to both due to High Altitude Interceptors

20 BC
21 BC
668 6/24/2020 2:31:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese End Turn
667 6/24/2020 2:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Japanese replacements:

One Naval to rebuild [Taiho] in Osaka.
Last two China Divisions to rebuild 39th Army in full strength at Tarakan.
666 6/24/2020 2:28:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message And WWI on Corps level sounds pretty massive...
665 6/24/2020 2:28:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Note: 6 AD moved to Jolo in PBM of the last card (it was still on Tainan in Vassal).
664 6/23/2020 10:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message Allied turn 11 reinforcemets:
11th AB division, CVE Casablanca and CA Baltimore all to Ulithi

Allied turn 11 replacements:
2 Ground: Marine Brigade to Ulithi
5 Air:[20th BC] at Saipan to full, [SEAC LRB] at Medan to full.
1 China: [66th route army] to Kunming
1 US Naval: [CV Intrepid] to Bangkok
+1 ASP to 11

That is it. I placed the Japanese HQs near Honshu for you to relocate.
663 6/23/2020 10:15:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message Tuesday is "Empire and Alliances" day. A pretty simple game, but WW I with corps level units is a lot of game. It takes awhile to recover after 6-8 of that game. It still takes us almost 2 hours to get through a turn, which is one month of game time. Still in 1915!

National Status: Malaya is recovered.
Political Will: PoW achieved, Malaya recovered for +1
Attrition: Japanese ground and air units out of Combined Fleet Range take attrition.
@Dacca - [28th army] and [33rd army] eliminated.
@Akyab -[51st AF] eliminated
@Palembang - [27th army] eliminated
@Bangka - [39th army] eliminated
@Samar/Leyte - 1SN brigade flips

I think that is it for the turn.
662 6/23/2020 2:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #85: 2 / Battle of Kolombangara
Activation: Any HQ Intelligence: Intercept Logistic Value: Equal to Allied OC value. Conditions: Only naval units may be activated. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Nothing that can activated with this, so event is pretty useless.

CF HQ activates 3:
[ED Army] from Tokyo to 3606
[38th Army] from Seoul to Nagoya
[6 AD] from Seoul to Tainan; PBM to Jolo

So, if you could return [6 AD] to Jolo and [7 AD] to Okinawa before your R&R.
661 6/23/2020 9:29:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Next turn will be decisive, so save this card for next turn. Allies are all done for this turn!
660 6/23/2020 2:17:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #5: 2 / Japanese Aircraft Production Efficiency: War Crime
2 Air Replacements: The Japanese receive 2 air replacement steps. These steps may be used immediately or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
This time drew something useful from the subs.

Return [6 AD] to Seoul and [7 AD] to Okinawa.
659 6/22/2020 5:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message Kamikazi's! I-Boats! Oh My!

[CV Victorious] to Saigon.

Once your ground units are removed from Dacca I believe Saigon will be in supply from SEAC HQ.
658 6/22/2020 5:15:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For subs, last draw for Japan.
657 6/22/2020 5:15:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message No effect in the actual battle.

62 AF back to Tokyo.
656 6/22/2020 5:14:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
0


Message from Japanese:
Hit, Victorious flipped.

Battle A

Allies need a critical
Japan needs a critical
655 6/22/2020 5:14:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
Subs (this one is prior to battle)
654 6/22/2020 5:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message CF HQ activates 1:
[62 AF] from Tokyo to Kyoto, battle A
653 6/22/2020 5:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #36: 1 / Submarine Attack
Play during an offensive before the beginning of the combat phase 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: 0-4: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 5-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Succeeds. Also, some Japanese subs have still survived.
652 6/22/2020 5:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
Intelligence roll, 0-5 needed.
651 6/22/2020 4:36:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #60: 3 / 20th Bomber Command: B29 Raids from China
Randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand if a B29 air unit is located in the China air unit box. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate SEAC HQ: Logistics 3+1=4 units
1. CV Victorious Bangkok to 3208, attack Kure. [A]
2. [77th brigade] Calcutta AA vs Kuantan. 10/10 ASP
3. [33rd corps] Rangoon to Imphal.
--India Status reset to Stable
4. BB Duke of York Rangoon SR to Kendari
650 6/22/2020 3:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Played a card into FOQ, but there was an error message on the mail. Just to let you know if you didn't get it.
649 6/22/2020 3:33:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message Missed recording the ASP for the capture of Davao, so the allies have used 9 of 10 ASPs for the turn.
648 6/22/2020 3:33:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Store a card, back to you.
647 6/22/2020 3:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
Activate SEAC HQ: Logistics 2+1=3 units
1. [33rd corps] Calcutta to Rangoon
2. 1st Aus corps Medan AA vs Bangkok. 8/10 ASP
3. CV Victorious Rangoon to Singapore.

PBM CV Victorious to Bangkok.
646 6/22/2020 3:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message I had decided to abandon India and give up the 2 USPW. It would mean the dislocation of SEAC HQ and the loss of the ground units, but would allow me to place SEAC HQ at Rangoon, closer to the front. After an appeal by Churchill to reconsider, and the play of Tokyo Rose, I have thought better of it. The US Navy wants to press the attack against Nippon, but I believe I have the time to accomplish what needs to be done.

You could have another event card to hurt US PW, which I could counter by taking Kuantan and recovering Malaya, but letting India go into revolt when I have the resources to counter it just seems wrong.
645 6/22/2020 2:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Change US Political Will From 4 to 3
644 6/22/2020 2:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #74: 1 / Tokyo Rose: Mrs. Iva Ikuko D'Aquino
Reduce US Political Will by one. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
It was really too bad that I didn't draw the Worker Strikes last turn as that together with this would've been pushing PW to 0.

Can't think of anything to do with the OC, so might as well play this as event now.
643 6/22/2020 2:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message [CVL Cowpens] to Ulithi
14th AF to Davao
642 6/22/2020 2:35:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For Kamikazes.
641 6/22/2020 2:35:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Cowpens gets to try a critical on the ground unit at Okinawa.
640 6/22/2020 2:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #66: 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:
Fails, but kamikazes are not surprised. 10 AD and Hancock eliminated.
639 6/22/2020 2:33:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Intelligence, 0-4 needed.
638 6/22/2020 10:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #5: 2 / Operation Matador: Pre-emptive Malaya Offensive
Activate: Any Allied HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Intercept Conditions: No ASPs may be used. Bonus: Alert Defenses, add 2 to Allied air unit defense strengths.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate S PAC HQ: Logistics 2+3=5 units
1. XIV corps Vogelkop AA vs 2615. 6/10 ASP
2. 14th AF Rabaul to Biak
3. 1st Marine Division Guam AA vs Davao. 7/10 ASP
4. CV Hancock Ulithi to 3010, attack Okinawa. [A]
5. [CVL Cowpens] Ulithi to 3310, [A]
637 6/22/2020 8:01:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message I use my second pass. Back to you.
636 6/22/2020 8:01:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message CVE C. Bay and [CA Northampton] to Singapore
BB Missouri to Biak
BB N. Carolina, CV Hancock and CV Shangri-La to Ulithi
BB New York and CV Essex to Saipan

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