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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
125 5/18/2020 5:32:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message For the official record...2/3 ASP used.
124 5/18/2020 5:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #7: 2 / Vinegar' Joe Stilwell: Burma Offensive
Activate: SEAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: May only activate air and ground units. Merrill's Marauders: During any ground combat in any battles initiated by this Offensive, the Allied player adds 2 to all Allied ground combat die rolls for the duration of this Offensive due to the assistance of the 5307th Composite Group. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate CPAC HQ and get this dirty job out of the way.

CV Wasp escorts the Marine 2nd division and Marine Brigade to liberate Attu. Remaining 2 activations go unused.

The VASSAL module has ME as the Japanese player. When I am done with this log file I will resign my position as the Japanese player and become an observer. You should then be able to resign as the allied player and take over the Japanese position.

Let's see what happens. Curiously, as the Japanese player I am able to pull both sides counters from the eliminated tray to the board.
123 5/18/2020 5:16:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

122 5/18/2020 5:16:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 11 to 10
121 5/18/2020 3:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I will not use my FO card, Allies to start.
120 5/18/2020 3:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

119 5/18/2020 3:45:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese End Turn Japanese deck was reshuffled.

118 5/18/2020 3:44:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Another hit, 6 cards + pass for Japan.
117 5/18/2020 3:44:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Submarines hit on 0-3
116 5/18/2020 3:43:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Japanese replacements:
1 Naval step saved
1 saved air step to rebuild [25 AF at Woodlark]
1 China Division to bring 15th Army at Rangoon to full

For some reason I can't interact at all with 25 AF on the Vassal module. Could you try if you can move it?
115 5/18/2020 2:13:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Turn 4 - Allied replacements;
2 Ground, 5 Air, 2 US Naval, 1 ASP
1 Aus corps at Darwin to full, I corps at Wewak to full.
1st MAW at Wewak to full, 5th AF at Cape York to full, 3 unused.
No US Naval to replace.
Allies ASP +1 to 3
114 5/18/2020 12:27:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Japanese reinforcements:
7 AD to Medan
27 AF to Rabaul
[37th Army] to Biak
113 5/18/2020 12:13:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Allied turn 4 reinforcements, no delay.
CV Wasp and 2nd Marine division to Dutch Harbor.
2nd MAW, BB Washington, BB N. Carolina and 1st Marine division to Bougainville.
11th AF to Wake Is.
[I corps] to Wewak
13th AF to Lae
13th AFLRB to Hollandia
3rd NZ division and CA London to Darwin
14th AFLRB to Mandalay
33rd corps to Dacca
15th corps and 4th Ind corps to Calcutta
3rd Aus corps to Colombo
112 5/18/2020 11:51:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message National Status:
Philippines fall to the Japanese.
2nd turn of Alaska occupation.

US PW -1 for the loss of the Philippines

Attrition:
Japanese SS Brigade at Gili-Gili reduced
Japanese 3SN Brigade at Guadalcanal reduced
And I think that is it for the turn.
111 5/18/2020 11:43:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Big numbers favor the active player...for the most part. No PBM. USN makes a home at Bougainville.
110 5/18/2020 11:17:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Ah, no, you played that as OC. So both SR and Intelligence failed. That will also mean that 25 AF is automatically eliminated.

Back to you for PBM.
109 5/18/2020 11:11:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
7


Message from Japanese:
SR roll (first) and intelligence (second). 0-7 needed at both.
108 5/18/2020 9:15:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I failed to mark Woodlark as a battle hex. If by SR you create a battle for Bougainville by reacting into it, then the attack on Woodlark is aborted as the carriers will defend the AA.
107 5/18/2020 9:11:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Over to you to resolve.
106 5/18/2020 9:08:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 3 / Black Day: US New Guinea Air Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air units may be activated.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate C. PAC HQ: Logistics 3+3=6 units
1. Marine Brigade Oahu to Dutch Harbor
2-6. CV Lexington, CV Enterprise, BB Miss, CA Northampton, SF brigade Funafuti to Bougainville. 1/2 ASP Carriers attack Woodlark. [A]
105 5/18/2020 8:56:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Flip the 25th AF

PBM
[5th AF] to Cape York
[1st MAW] to Wewak
5th AF LRB to Cairns
104 5/18/2020 1:50:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Allies can flip any one unit. Japanese flip 5th AF TAC and 1 MAW.

PBM regardless of hit allocation:
25 AF to Woodlark
26 AF to Admiralty Islands
Kamikaze remains in Rabaul
103 5/18/2020 1:48:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
7


Message from Japanese:
Air battle over Rabaul

Allies 20
Japanese 23
102 5/18/2020 1:48:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message South Seas HQ activates 3:
25 AF at Rabaul
APD Kamikaze from Truk to Rabaul
26 AF from Saipan to Truk, joins at long range
101 5/17/2020 7:02:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Nope, not lucky, so over to the Japanese for Reaction.
100 5/17/2020 7:01:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
As the Japanese are out of cards, I will roll for Intel.
OC=1, -2drm, 0-3 for Intercept
99 5/17/2020 7:01:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #10: 1 / General Douglas MacArthur: Pacific First Strategy
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 re-place 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:
Now to see if the allies can get lucky.

Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 1+2=3 units
1. 1st MAW Wewak to Lae, attack Rabaul. [A]
2. 5th AF Cape York to Lae, [A]
3. 5th AF LRB Cairns to Cape York, [A]
98 5/17/2020 6:58:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Here comes the onslaught...although it won't be very impressive since the allies are a bit short of men and material for a major offensive.

This card will be more useful next turn.
97 5/17/2020 5:27:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 3 / New Operation Plan: Island Fortifications
The Japanese player gains a +1 ground combat die roll modification for the remainder of the game in any battle that occurs on a one hex island. Place the Japanese +1 Defensive Doctrine marker on the game turn track as a remainder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
I would like to play this as an event, too. But I need to prepare fro your upcoming onslaught

CF HQ activates 3:
4 AD from Nagoya to Palau
ED Army from Tokyo to Bangkok
[19th Army] from Tarakan to Saigon
96 5/17/2020 4:33:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message The last 7 die rolls have been three 7s, two 8s and two 9s. This game sure has had a lot of 9s.

Sink the CVL, so [CA Aoba] remains and unable to return fire.

Allied PBM
1st MAW to Wewak
Aus AF to Buna
5th AF to Cape York
10th AF LRB to Darwin
5th AF LRB @Cairns holds
95 5/17/2020 3:24:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Either Ryujo or Takao will have one stap left. Over to you to decide (and if Ryujo is left, to roll the return fire).
94 5/17/2020 3:23:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Surprise, Allies fire first at 34, +3
93 5/17/2020 3:22:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Intelligence roll, 0-6 needed.
92 5/17/2020 12:15:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #51: 2 / Chenault: 14th Air Force Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Condtions: Only air units may be activated. Bonus: The Allied player receives the non-LRB 14th AF air unit in any friendly, in supply airbase in North India or in the China air unit box. If neither of those locations is available, then bring the air unit into any friendly in supply airbase. If the US AVG air unit is in play, immediately remove it from the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
US AVG Air unit removed.
14th AF placed at Dacca.

Activate ANZAC HQ: Logistics 4+1=5 units
1. Aus AF PM to Buna, attack Gili-Gili [A]
2. 1MAW Cape York to Port Moresby, [A]
3. 5th AF Cairns to Port Moresby, [A]
4. 5th AFLRB Cairs, [A]
5. 10th AFLRB Darwin to Cape York, [A]

34 vs 18 prior to reaction.
91 5/17/2020 8:04:00 AM May-Aug 1942 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:
Since we seem to be in for the full duration, better take the replacements when they are available.
90 5/17/2020 8:02:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message You got a load of non-military events right on the turn where you had the most use for them, it seems. Quick victory seems to be out of question now...
89 5/16/2020 5:37:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 7 to 8
88 5/16/2020 5:34:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Russians are putting up a better defense than expected. Maybe no delay of my reinforcements?

Saving my surprise attacks until you are out of cards.
87 5/16/2020 4:11:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Store a card, back to you.
86 5/16/2020 4:10:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Well, that is another 9 that complicates things.

Anyway, PBM is:
5 AD to Manila
85 5/15/2020 7:01:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #1: 1 / Bataan Death March: Atrocity
Increase US Political Will by one if the Japanese control Manila (2813). Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Your PBM will have no effect on my next action, so once you determine the base for the 5th AD you may proceed to your next action.

Play this event for the +1 USPW now that you have so badly treated the POWs there.
84 5/15/2020 6:49:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Manila and Kuantan fall to the Japanese.
CV Indomitable returns to Colombo.
PBM?
83 5/15/2020 6:48:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
No problem for the [38th army]. Indian corps dispersed.

Ground battle at Manila. 0drm as air=Terrain
18 factors, no roll for the USA corps
82 5/15/2020 6:46:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Oh My! Japanese 38th army is flipped on the critical hit.

Ground battle at Kuantan. Roll only for the Japanese as the Defender cannot hurt you.

9 factors, -2drm
81 5/15/2020 6:43:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Only HQ in range is SEAC HQ. Might as well send the CV to see if it can dent the Japanese army.

CV Indomitable to Jitra, join battle B
Here is the air/naval attack by the CV at Kuantan.
Needs a '9' to do damage.
80 5/15/2020 6:39:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Actually, EC=5, -2drm so [7] is barely an intercept.
79 5/15/2020 6:38:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Did not see a log file, so I created one.

Intel, EC=7, -2drm, Intercept on 0-8
78 5/15/2020 6:05:00 PM May-Aug 1942 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:
At this rate, you are going to have half of your hand left by the time I'm out of cards.

South HQ activates 6 (army):

14th Army from 2812 to Manila, battle A
5 AD at 2812, joins battle A
38th Army from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan, battle B
Korean Army from Tjilatjap to Rangoon
[35th Army] from Sarong to Vogelkop
[16th Army] from Tjilatjap to Saipan
77 5/15/2020 5:11:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
76 5/15/2020 5:11:00 PM May-Aug 1942 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:
Let us try this. It will give you the chance to counter it and return one of those big turn 2 operational events to your hand.

Allies draw their 2nd additional card for the turn.
75 5/15/2020 4:48:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #18: 1 / Bridge on River Kwai: Death Railroad
If the Japanese control hexes 2108 and 2109, they become Trans Routes for the remainder of the game and any Japanese HQ that can trace a continuous Trans Routes via the Kwai RR to Rangoon has +1 added to its efficiency rating if any units are activated in Burma or Northern India. Place the Bridge Over the River Kwai marker near this location as a reminder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Let's improve the logistics some more. No file, over to you.
74 5/15/2020 2:33:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Replacement card for PT boats
73 5/15/2020 2:33:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #23: 2 / PT Boats
Flip the Japanese ASP marker to its No Barges side. If Japanese Barges are not currently in play (Japanese card 73) that event is permanently superseded. Place the PT Boat marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Will use this pause in the action to deploy the PT Boats.

Back to you.
72 5/15/2020 1:24:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Thanks, got a pretty good hand to support the historical hand draw as well. Too bad (for me, certainly not you) that Port Moresby was the one port too far.

I'll use my pass, right back to you.
71 5/15/2020 12:12:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message By the way, outstanding first turn for the Japanese! I have noted your operations in my notebook for future reference!
70 5/15/2020 12:12:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Nuances to this game. I decided I could not have the Hermes escort the Aus corps to Vogelkop without having to attack something since Vogelkop is allied controlled so no chance of a battle there.

Probably for the best, since leaving ANZAC HQ without a ground unit for defense is asking for trouble.
69 5/15/2020 12:05:00 PM May-Aug 1942 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:
Activate ANZAC HQ: Logistics 4+1=5 units
1. Aus AF Townsville to Port Moresby
2. 2nd Aus corps Townsville to Cairns
3. US XI corps Cairns SGT to Port Moresby
4. [USN Asia CA] Darwin to Townsville
5. 1MAW Darwin to Cape York
68 5/15/2020 2:48:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message PBM: Soryu to Saipan.
67 5/14/2020 10:21:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
On closer review, I see that Iwo Jima is rough terrain, so the net drm for your ground attack is only +2. The Japanese invasion needs a 1-9 in the ground combat to eliminate the defender.
66 5/14/2020 10:19:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message No need for an intel roll, as no allied reaction is possible. Combat results are DE at Iwo Jima with no Japanese losses possible.

To you for your PBM.
65 5/14/2020 4:36:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

64 5/14/2020 4:16:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #43: 1 / Tojo Resigns: Moderates in Power
If the game turn is 1944 or later, this card must be played as an event otherwise it is a Japanese option to play as an event, an OC, or discard. Reduce US Political Will by two. The Allied Manchurian Invasion card's prerequisite has been met. Flip the game turn marker from its PM Tojo to its Tojo Resigns side as a reminder. RESHUFFLE: If this card is played as an OC or a discard, reshuffle the Japanese deck at the end of this game turn. This card may not be played as a Future Offensive. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

NOTE: Deck will be reshuffled before next deal.Message from Japanese:
A bit early to play Tojo as event, so let's not.

CF HQ activates 4:
[17th Army] AAs from Saipan to Iwo Jima, battle A, 1/6 ASPs used
CV Soryu from Tokyo to Iwo Jima, battle A
[35th Army] from Biak to Sarong, 2/6 ASPs used
6 AD from Bangkok to Rangoon
63 5/14/2020 4:02:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

62 5/14/2020 4:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese End Turn
61 5/14/2020 4:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Six cards and one pass for both, Japan must go first.
60 5/14/2020 4:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Submarines, 0-2 hit.
59 5/14/2020 4:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message One naval replacement to Yamato.

No China Divisions used.
58 5/14/2020 1:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allied turn 3 replacements
2 Ground, 5 Air, 1 China, 1 USN, +1ASP
- 2nd Aus corps @Townsville to full strength.
- Decline the 2nd Ground.
- Aus AF @Townsville to full strength.
- 4 Air go unused
- 6th China army @2007 to full strength
- 1 USN goes unused
- Now 2 ASP.
57 5/14/2020 1:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

6
2
5
1
8
1


Message from Allies:
Indeed. My "Level of Distraction" was high yesterday, which is my only excuse for such an oversight. Let's get to it!

Units will be delayed 3 turns on a 0-1
1. 13th AF
2. 13th AFLRB
3. 11th AF
4. 11th AF LRB
5. [I corps]
6. [XIV corps]
56 5/14/2020 3:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message You are still missing the diversion rolls for the next reinforcements.

Japanese reinforcements:
Junyo to Truk
26 AF to Saipan
6 AD to Bangkok
[31st Army] to Eniwetok
55 5/13/2020 8:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allies turn 3 reinforcements:
Marine Brigade to Oahu
S. PAC HQ, BB Miss, CA Northampton, Marine SF brigade to Funafuti
SW PAC HQ, XI corps, 5th AF, 5th AFLRB to Cairns
ANZAC HQ, [CVL Hermes], 10th AFLRB, 1st MAW to Darwin
SEAC AF to Calcutta
BB Warspite and CV Indomitable to Colombo
54 5/13/2020 5:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message B Ind division flips. Kunming is not a supply source and it is not within 4 MP of a supply eligible Allied port. That makes it OOS.
53 5/13/2020 4:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 8 to 7
52 5/13/2020 4:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message End of turn
National Status:
DEI surrenders, Mandates convert to Japanese control.
[19th LRB] EAM to Darwin
Dutch units are all removed.

US Political Will, -1 for DEI conquest

Attriton:
Japanese 15th army Rangoon flips
Does the B Ind division flip? Burma Road is Closed.
3rd Ind corps Kuantan flips
8th Aus div Singapore flips
Reserve corps Manila flips
[SL corps] and [P brigade] eliminated, no HQ in range
[19th LRB] Darwin eliminated (should have gone to Hollandia)
1st Aus corps Darwin flips
PM Brigade Port Moresby flips
2nd Aus corps and Aus AF Townsville flip

Turn Ends

Will get to allied reinforcements later.
51 5/13/2020 3:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #57: 2 / Axiom: British Amphibious Rangoon-Singapore Operation.
Activate: Any Commonwealth or Joint HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Only Commonwealth and Chinese units plus US air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate CPAC HQ: Logistics 2+3=5 units
1-2.CV Enterprise and CV Lexington SR to Funafuti
3. 7th AFLRB Oahu to Midway
4. 7th AF to Oahu
5. [Wake Is. x] AA vs Iwo Jima 1/1 ASP
50 5/13/2020 12:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM:
Ryujo to Gili Gili
21 AF to Biak
49 5/13/2020 11:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
48 5/13/2020 11:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No combat losses in either battle.
ENM for the allies...
[CA US Asia] to Darwin
CA Kent to Port Moresby

Will draw my replacement card, awaiting your PBM
47 5/13/2020 11:40:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Allies:
air/naval at Biak
1st - Japanese with 6 factors
2nd - Allies with 2 factors
46 5/13/2020 11:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Allies:
a/n at Gili-Gili
1st - Japan with 12 factors
2nd - Allies with 3 factors
45 5/13/2020 11:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #8: 1 / Australian Coast Watchers
Intelligence: Intercept. Conditions: Can only be played if Japanese air or naval units are activated for the current Offensive. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Play the event to intercept. Not that CPAC HQ has anyone in range that can help, but it avoids surprise and maybe I can draw a useful replacement card.
44 5/13/2020 9:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 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:
South Seas HQ activates 5:
South Seas Detachment and CA Aoba from Rabaul to Gili Gili, battle A
CVL Ryujo and [35th Army] from Davao to Biak, battle B
21 AF from 2911 to Palau, joins battle B at long range
43 5/13/2020 9:32:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Discard Strategy card #4: 1 / Arcadia Conference
OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Submarine arrives at Luzon to remove MacArther from the Philippines. SW PAC HQ to the turn track.
42 5/13/2020 9:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message [5th Rte army] eliminated.
Rangoon falls.
AVG AF EAM to Mandalay
[CL Dutch] ENM to Kendari
41 5/13/2020 9:26:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Surprise achieved! Tarakan falls.
Here is the air/naval attack of the AVG at Rangoon.
Needs a 9 to do damage.
40 5/13/2020 1:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy 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:
South HQ activates 3 (-1 for Burma Infrastructure):
15th Army from 2108 to Rangoon, battle A
[19th Army] from 2516 to Tarakan, battle B
[17th Army] from Hong Kong to Saipan
39 5/12/2020 6:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #72: 2 / Halsey: Carrier Raids on Japan
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4. Bonus: If during the offensive a US carrier naval unit declares a battle in a Japanese Island hex, unless the Japanese immediately play a weather card, the Allies randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate SEAC HQ: Logistics 4+1=5 units
1. 1st Ind corps Kohima to Mandalay
2. B. Ind division Rangoon to 2107
3. [66th army] 2007 to Akyab
4. [5th army] 2107 to Rangoon
5. [6th army] 2107 to 2007
38 5/12/2020 5:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message 21 AF to 2911
23 AF to Davao
37 5/12/2020 4:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No reaction. Air units reduce the Burmese unit, ground forces eliminate it. Your PBM.
36 5/12/2020 4:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Intel, -2drm so Intercept on 0-6
35 5/12/2020 3:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #17: 2 / Japanese Counterattack at Savo Island
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Intercept. Conditions: Either air or naval units may be activated, but not both. Japanese Night Fighting Advantage: Japanese CA, CL and APD naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for all battles fought during the current Offensive. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
CF HQ activates 5:
15th Army and [28th Army] from 2109 to 2108, battle A
21 AF from Tainan to Hanoi, joins battle A
23 AF from Taihoku to Hanoi, joins battle A
[18th Army] from Tokyo to Truk
34 5/12/2020 3:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Save this one for next turn.

Continue!
33 5/12/2020 2:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #56: 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:
CF HQ activates 6:
[28th Army] from Bangkok to 2109
1 SN from 2911 to Makassar, 5/7 ASPs used
2 AD from Peiping to 2812
[35th Army] from Shanghai to Davao
3 SN from Guam to Guadalcanal, 6/7 ASPs used
25 AF from Kure to Truk

No battles, PBM:
2 AD to Makassar
25 AF to Rabaul
32 5/12/2020 1:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message '9's are both a blessing and a curse. It depends on which side of the game table you happen to be sitting. There are far worse (or better) times for a 9.

After considering all the options, and the fact that you still hold Col. Tsuji, the allies will use their 2nd PASS.

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31 5/12/2020 12:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message That was an unfortunate 9.

[22 AF] to Saigon
[Shokaku] to Miri
30 5/12/2020 10:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Dutch ground forces eliminated. Tjilatjap falls.

Dutch AF will EAM to Bali.

Your PBM is next.
29 5/12/2020 10:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Japanese with 5 hits do no damage, but the Dutch AF with a critical hit will flip the 22nd AF.

Ground battle for Tjilatjap
1st - Japanese with 27 factors, -2drm
2nd - Allies with 6 factors can do no damage, so no die roll needed
28 5/12/2020 10:00:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
9


Message from Allies:
Japanese capture Palembang, no die roll required as they have a +3drm and the Dutch cannot hurt them.

Air/Naval battle at Tjilatjap...
1st - Japan with 20 factors
2nd - Allies with 7 factors
27 5/12/2020 9:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Intel, Intercept on 0-7
26 5/12/2020 2:55:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #59: 3 / Central Force: Conquest of Borneo
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Paratroopers: Prior to movement place a Japanese control marker in a hex that is within extended range of an active Japanese air unit if (1) the hex is either unoccupied or is occupied solely by a Dutch regiment; and (2) the hex is not within an unneutralized Allied air ZOI. Eliminate the Dutch regiment.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
South HQ activates 6:
Korean Army and [16th Army] from Batavia to Tjilatjap, battle A
22 AF at Saigon, drops paratroopers at Medan, moves to Batavia, joins battle A
[25th Army] from Bangka to Palembang, battle B
[CV Shokaku] from Miri to Palembang, battle B
[19th Army] from Balikpapan to 2516

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