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144 6/22/2020 10:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #11: 2 / US/British Second Front Conference - Germany First: US Inter-Service Rivalry
Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivalry is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Two can play at that game. Based on the War in Europe number I think you really need to start thinking about Germany first. I will also draw another card.
No file for this.
143 6/22/2020 9:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Drawing for ISR
142 6/22/2020 9:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
A little Rivalry
141 6/20/2020 12:47:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message It is bad form to complain about a bloodless victory but it sure would have been nice to clean out all of the support at Saipan. PBM as follows:

Nagato and Hiei to Palau
[Akagi] and 27AF to Truk
21AF remains at Guam
140 6/20/2020 10:45:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Overall, an almost perfect battle for Japan.

* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : [11AF LRB] suffers a step loss.
* : CV Enterprise is eliminated

Japan is up for PBM
139 6/20/2020 10:44:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Allies fire back:

A: 2 (need a critical)
138 6/20/2020 10:43:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Surprise Attack:

J: 71 (+3)
137 6/20/2020 10:43:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
We'll Roll For Intel (0-4)
136 6/18/2020 8:35:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #6: 2 / China Operation: Doolittle Raid Reprisal
May only be played as an event after the allies have played the Doolittle Raid card as an event; Allied card #6 Move the China marker one box to the left toward Government Collapse box. If moved into the Government Collapse box China surrenders immediately. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Comb Flt HQ activates 5 as follows. All attacking Tinian/Saipan.

[Akagi] from Truk to 4112. Puts Saipan OOS so no ZOI.
21AF from Guam
27AF from Ulithi
Hiei from Tokyo to Saipan
Nagato from Biak to Saipan

Total attack (before your sub cards which I expect) is 71 factors.
135 6/17/2020 11:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Another sub hit. Great.

Will need to think some on this pile of . . .
134 6/17/2020 11:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

133 6/17/2020 11:08:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message ASP down to 5
132 6/17/2020 11:08:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Another Hit, Japan Draws 6 Cards and gets 1 Pass. Actually since we have equal number of cards, you get to go first since it's 1942.
131 6/17/2020 11:08:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Submarine Warfare Die Roll (-3 DRM)
130 6/17/2020 11:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Quite right, I forgot about the MAW.

* Eliminated AL Air Units: 1 MAW moves to 3720 (Wewak)


129 6/17/2020 10:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 9 to 7
128 6/17/2020 10:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I know you are expediting and in this case it has not mattered yet but we must remember that my reinforcements should go on before your replacements. In this case you have screwed yourself. You forgot (I assume) that you have the 1MAW air unit available for rebuilding. You can add him if you like.

My units as follows:
7AD to Iwo Jima
27AF to Ulithi
[37 Army] to Truk

Will bank the Naval replacement.
Flip 28 Army to full at Bangkok.
Flip 25 Army to full at Singapore.
Divisions in China down to 7.
Will put together a log file and send it next. Need your sub roll before I can know how many cards I draw.

127 6/17/2020 9:38:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

126 6/17/2020 9:35:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message As expected 14AF LRB diverted to Europe

* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 14AF LRB moves to Turn 7 (Sep-Dec 1943)

Replacements:
* 3727 (Townsville) : XIV Corps restored to full strength.
* 4024 (Gili Gili) : I Corps restored to full strength.
* 3922 (Buna) : Aus Air restored to full strength.

Over to Japan for R&R

(Allies will be drawing only 6 cards this turn).
125 6/17/2020 9:31:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: CV Wasp, BB North Carolina moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 1M Division moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 13AF Air moves to 3624 (Cape York)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 11AF LRB moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 3NZ Division moves to 4828 (Noumea)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 3 Aus Corps moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: [I Corps] moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: [XIV Corps] moves to 3727 (Townsville)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 15 British Corps moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 33 British Corps moves to 1905 (Dacca)

* Allied Reinforcement Chart: BB Washington moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinforcement Chart: CA London moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinforcement Chart: 2M Division moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinforcement Chart: 2 MAW moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinforcement Chart: 14AF LRB moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinforcement Chart: 4 Ind Corps moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box

I will roll for 14AF LRB (0-7)
124 6/17/2020 9:13:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies End Turn
123 6/15/2020 10:21:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Unfortunately that all looks correct. I guess this is the equivalent of Midway. Odd that when I play the Allies I can't seem to do anything but when I'm the JP I can't prevent anything. However, it could have been worse if I had not backfilled Truk.
I see nothing that needs to happen in the Political Phase so I think we go directly to Allied reinforcements for turn 4. No log file, there is nothing to change except the turn track.
122 6/15/2020 6:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Allied PBM:

* 4415 (Eniwetok): CA Northampton moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* 4116: CV Enterprise moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 4118: CV Lexington moves to 4828 (Noumea)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): BB Mississippi moves to 4828 (Noumea)
* 3922 (Buna): 5AF Air moves to 3624 (Cape York)
* 3624 (Cape York): 5AF Air moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* 3620 (Aitape): 5AF LRB moves to 3721 (Madang)

I'll pause here for you to review my attack and make sure I made no mistakes. I wouldn't want to go ahead to the end of turn and then find out I erred.
121 6/15/2020 6:48:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I won't bother rolling for Battle C: I have 24 strength which means I'll score at least 12. So Shokaku is sunk no matter what and can't fire back:

* : [CV Shokaku] is eliminated
120 6/15/2020 6:47:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message 10 hits, makes no difference which one we flip:

* 3922 (Buna) : [Aus Air] suffers a step loss.

(I'll point out that with the air parity rule only a critical would have allowed you to eliminate an air unit)
119 6/15/2020 6:45:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
1/2 Result.

* 4021 (Rabaul) : [1 AD] suffers a step loss.

Japan Fires back:
J: 40
118 6/15/2020 6:44:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Battle B. Allies go first

A: 20 (+3)
117 6/15/2020 6:43:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
1x Result:

* 4017 (Truk) : [CV Akagi] suffers a step loss.
* 4017 (Truk) : APD Kamikaze is eliminated

Japan fires back:

J: 8 (need a critical)
116 6/15/2020 6:42:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Battle A (Truk). Allies go first.

A: 28 (+3)
115 6/15/2020 6:41:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #37: 3 / Operation Galvanic: Gilbert Islands Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Conditions: Only one ground unit (any size) may be activated during this Offensive. Banzai Charge: For the duration of this Offensive if ground combat occurs in a one hex island, the Allies add 2 to their ground combat die roll.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
I really screwed up my positioning this turn. I did not expect to get the openings you offered since you were being very careful up to till your last card play.

* 3823 (Port Moresby) : ANZAC HQ (Agreement) Activates for 7.

Activations
* 3922 (Buna) : 5AF Air Activates.
* 3626 (Cairns) : Aus Air Activates.
* 4828 (Noumea) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 4828 (Noumea) : CV Lexington Activates.
* 4828 (Noumea) : BB Mississippi Activates.
* 4828 (Noumea) : CA Northampton Activates.
* 3922 (Buna) : 5AF LRB Activates.

Movement
* 3922 (Buna): 5AF LRB moves to 3620 (Aitape)
* 3626 (Cairns): Aus Air moves to 3624 (Cape York)
* 3624 (Cape York): Aus Air moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): Aus Air moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 4828 (Noumea): BB Mississippi, CA Northampton moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4828 (Noumea): CV Lexington moves to 4118
* 4828 (Noumea): CV Enterprise moves to 4116

Battles
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 4017 (Truk)
* 4116: CV Enterprise joins Battle A
* 4118: CV Lexington joins Battle A
* 3620 (Aitape): 5AF LRB joins Battle A

* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (B) in 4021 (Rabaul)
* 3922 (Buna): 5AF Air joins Battle B
* 3922 (Buna): Aus Air joins Battle B

* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (C) in 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): BB Mississippi joins Battle C
* 4415 (Eniwetok): CA Northampton joins Battle C

114 6/14/2020 12:23:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message So the good part is I took my objectives and suffered no losses. The bad part is by not being more aggressive I have not taken many of the objectives I need to take. There are so many holes that you can exploit I wonder which you will pick (but I have my guess). Not much I can do about that now so here is the PBM.
Yamato will go to Rabaul
26AF will fly to Palau
Nagato stays at Biak
23AF stays at Sarong

113 6/14/2020 9:55:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message This means the Battles are Auto-win. I'll let you resolve and PBM. No log for this.
112 6/14/2020 9:49:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Just missed it. Surprise Attack.
111 6/14/2020 9:48:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
We'll roll for Intel... 0-5
110 6/13/2020 9:01:00 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:
South Seas HQ for 7

1) 26AF from Ulithi to Admiralty Islands. He is attacking Hollandia (Battle A). This should put 19LRB out of supply and eliminate his ZOI.
2) [19 Army] Sarong to Vogelkop.
3)Yamato from Eniwetok to Hollandia, Battle A. By card bonus 19LRB will be eliminated before your reaction move.
4&5) ED Army and Nagato and 2ASP from Truk to Biak. Battle B.
6) 23AF from Sarong joins Battle B at Biak.
7) 3SN strat move Guam to Truk.
All that can be done without entering an active air ZOI so I double my odds of getting surprise.

Log file on the way.
109 6/12/2020 11:36:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message On the plus side, I won't need to take as many hexes for progress of war.
108 6/12/2020 11:35:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Change War in Europe value From -5 to -7
107 6/12/2020 11:32:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Tucking something for later as well. If anything this will make the game quite interesting.
106 6/12/2020 11:32:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
105 6/12/2020 9:17:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #57: 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:
Looks like even the Italians are helping. This probably isn't a wise use of resources but how often do you even get the chance to drive War in Europe all the way to -7?
104 6/12/2020 5:40:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message * 2109 (Kwai Bridge South) : [15th Army] suffers a step loss.

PBM:
* 2008 (Rangoon): SEAC Air moves to 2006 (Akyab)

Back to Japan.
103 6/11/2020 9:28:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Oh well, not an unexpected result. 15 Army is flipped back to you for PBM. I won't make a log file, please include the reduction of my poor army in your PBM.
102 6/11/2020 9:25:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Looks like you could have used a bigger card. I guess this isn't a bad time for the 9 roll on intel.

So here is your shot with +3DRM
101 6/11/2020 9:23:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
This time it will probably work. I only have 20% chance of avoiding the surprise. Here is the intel roll.
100 6/10/2020 11:36:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive 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:
1805 (Calcutta) : SEAC HQ (Agreement) Activates for 2

Activations
* 2006 (Akyab) : SEAC Air Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : AVG Air Activates.

Movement
* 2006 (Akyab): SEAC Air moves to 2008 (Rangoon)

Battles:
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 2109 (Kwai Bridge South)
* 2008 (Rangoon): AVG Air joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): SEAC Air joins Battle A

Tiny Air Raid, Take 2
99 6/10/2020 12:41:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Something for later.
98 6/9/2020 8:59:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : ANZAC HQ (Agreement) Activates for 4

Activations
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : 5AF LRB Activates.
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : 5AF Air Activates.
* 3727 (Townsville) : Aus Air Activates.
* 3727 (Townsville) : 2 Aus Corps Activates.

Movement
* 3727 (Townsville): Aus Air moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): 5AF Air moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): 5AF LRB moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3727 (Townsville): 2 Aus Corps moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)

No Battles, over to Japan.
97 6/9/2020 1:42:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message No PBM. The CA stays at Lae.
96 6/9/2020 9:28:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Had a 40% chance of inflicting a hit, oh well. Japan takes Singapore.

Over to Japan for PBM, if any.
95 6/9/2020 9:27:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Ground Battle at Singapore.

J: 27 (auto-win)
A: 3 (+3 Amphibious Assault)
94 6/9/2020 9:27:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Quite correct. I would roll for intel but it's a bit pointless. We can go on to the ground battle.
93 6/7/2020 10:01:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #72: 3 / Carrier Conversion: Reinforcement
3 Naval Replacements: The Japanese player receives 3 naval replacement steps. These 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:
South HQ for 4 units.

38 Army and 2 ASP from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. Only battle hex.
[25 Army] and 1 ASP from Palembang to Singapore.
[35 Army] port to port Balikpapan to Lae.
CA Takao Tainan to Lae.

Singapore is out of range from SEAC so there should be no reaction possible. over to you for resolution. File in a few minutes.
92 6/7/2020 9:29:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
My first card draw for this turn.
91 6/7/2020 9:29:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #21: 3 / Mahatma Gandhi: Worker Strikes in India
Can only be played in reaction to an Offensive activated by the SEAC HQ. Cancels a SEAC HQ offensive and the Allies must reduce one full strength Indian Corps (cannot eliminate a reduced unit, if none available, no additional effect). Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
With better planning this card would have been excellent. It almost seems like a waste just to save a step of infantry but play as event to cancel your little air raid. SEAC back to Akyab and you need to flip an Indian Corp (I'll assume you will flip 2Ind at Dacca).
Since there is nothing else you can do I'll draw my card then make my play.
90 6/7/2020 8:49:00 AM May-Aug 1942 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:
* 1805 (Calcutta) : SEAC HQ (Agreement) Activates for 2

Activations
* 2006 (Akyab) : SEAC Air Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : AVG Air Activates.

Moves:
* 2006 (Akyab): SEAC Air moves to 2008 (Rangoon)

Battles:
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 2109 (Kwai Bridge South)
* 2008 (Rangoon): SEAC Air joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): AVG Air joins Battle A

Tiny Air Raid. No AZOI entered.
89 6/6/2020 10:50:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change War in Europe value From -3 to -5
88 6/5/2020 1:09:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #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:
Play the FO card as the event. The help from Germany is much appreciated. Log file on the way.
87 6/4/2020 11:45:00 PM May-Aug 1942 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:
Time for the Allies to Brave the Subs too!

* 5808 (Oahu) : Cen Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates.

* 5321 (Funafuti) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 5321 (Funafuti) : CV Lexington Activates.
* 5321 (Funafuti) : BB Mississippi Activates.
* 5321 (Funafuti) : CA Northampton Activates.

* 5321 (Funafuti): CA Northampton, BB Mississippi, CV Lexington, CV Enterprise moves to 4828 (Noumea)
86 6/2/2020 9:41:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message OK, two can play at that game. I will also take my pass. Back to you.
85 6/2/2020 9:10:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Allies will take their Pass.
84 6/1/2020 9:57:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change US Political Will From 8 to 7
83 6/1/2020 9:57:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy 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:
Mrs. D'Aquino says the damage caused by the Americans was not as serious as reported. No file for this one.
82 5/31/2020 11:53:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 7 to 8
81 5/31/2020 11:47:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #6: 3 / Doolittle Raid: US Bombers Attack Japan
Increase US Political Will by one. The play of this event is the pre-condition for Japanese card number 6: Doolittle Raid Reprisal. Place the Doolittle Raid marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Doolittle Raid!
80 5/30/2020 6:18:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message PBM as follows:
Junyo to Davao
Akagi to Truk
[Shokaku] to Eniwetok
Yamato to Eniwetok
Nagato to Truk
21AF remains at Guam
79 5/29/2020 10:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Over to Japan for PBM.
78 5/29/2020 10:47:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message This is a sub attack that allows the Allies to choose, We'll hit the CV Shokaku.

* 4114 : [CV Shokaku] suffers a step loss.
77 5/29/2020 10:46:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Sub Attack.
76 5/29/2020 10:46:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message * : 1 MAW is eliminated
75 5/29/2020 10:45:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
A/N Battle Saipan.

J: 88 (Auto-win)
A: 6 (need a critical)

Japan will automatically slam 1MAW, we'll roll to see if we can get a critical here.
74 5/29/2020 10:45:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Draw for Acherfish
73 5/29/2020 10:44:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
We Shall indeed play a sub card. It resolves after battle though.
72 5/29/2020 10:44:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Intercept! Except I'm not going to risk that gauntlet. 1 MAW will have to fend for itself.
71 5/29/2020 10:42:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Rolling for Intel - Need a 5 or less.
70 5/28/2020 8:12:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #77: 3 / Fuel Shortage: Japanese re-deploy fleet
Due to fuel shortages the Japanese player may move the Combined Fleet HQ and up to 4 naval units of any type from their current location to any port hex which is within 3 hexes of a resource space. The movement of the HQ and naval units may not enter an unneutralized Allied air ZOI.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Great card at the wrong time. Not knowing what I should really do I'll use Comb Flt HQ for 6 and see if I can smoke out all of your submarine cards since the subs are already killing me.

All units will be attacking Saipan.
Junyo from Davao to 3511
Shokaku from Truk to 4114
Akagi from Tokyo to 3910
That should put Saipan OOS.
Yamato and Nagato from Kure to Saipan
21AF from Tainan to Guam (love the range on those guys)

That may seem like overkill but I really want that Marine air unit gone. Since I need everyone anyways if I get lucky and achieve surprise I won't even have to worry about a critical hit. So back to you for sub cards and other fun die rolls.
69 5/27/2020 10:34:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

68 5/27/2020 10:33:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message I don't know if I should laugh or cry. I will draw my 6 cards and do some thinking. I have a lot of other obligations on Wednesdays so I may not get my first card in until tomorrow.
67 5/27/2020 10:31:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 11 to 9
66 5/27/2020 8:36:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

65 5/27/2020 8:34:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Subs Hit, Japan gets 6 cards + 1 Pass. ASP Down to 6. Allies Draw 6 + 1 Pass.

Japan Goes First.
64 5/27/2020 8:34:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Allies Roll for Subs (Need a 2 or less)
63 5/26/2020 9:47:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message And 4 hours later I remember that on turn 3 I get a naval replacement point. Please flip Yamato back to full strength (that isn't in my log file).
62 5/26/2020 5:43:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Actually after rechecking my notes let me modify that a little. Junyo does not like Eniwetok, she would much rather be in Davao.
61 5/26/2020 5:36:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Got 2 out of the available 6 diverted. That is average so I won't complain but 50% sure would have been nice.

JP Reinforcements
Junyo to Eniwetok
[31Army] to Rabaul
6AD to Guadalcanal
26AF to Ulithi

Taking 2 from China to flip 31Army at Rabaul and 27Army at Lae.

That does it. Next is Strategic Warfare. Some players are particular about who rolls for what and the rules do say that the Allied make the sub roll so go ahead and see if I get 6 or 7 cards. If you don't care I'll remember to do it myself next time.
I am as usual at the mercy of the cards. If I get a typical JP hand of events and Offensives with lots of limitations I may have some problems. Log file on the way.
60 5/26/2020 6:54:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message 11 AF & 13 LRB Diverted
59 5/26/2020 6:53:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

8
6
1
6
9
1


Message from Allies:
Rolling for War in Europe (0-3)

* XIV Corps
* I Corps
* 11 AF
* 11 LRB
* 13 AF
* 13 LRB
58 5/26/2020 6:52:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Emergency Naval Move
* 2917 (Menado): [19 LRB] moves to 3520 (Hollandia):

Reinforcements:
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: BB Mississippi, CA Northampton moves to 5321 (Funafuti)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: SF Brigade moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: M Brigade moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 1 MAW moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* Allied Reinforcement Chart: ANZAC HQ (Agreement) moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* Allied Reinforcement Chart: S Pac HQ (Ghormley) (Agreement) moves to 3727 (Townsville)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: XI Corps moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 5AF LRB moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 5AF Air moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 10AF LRB moves to 3727 (Townsville)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: SEAC Air moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: BB Warspite, CV Indomitable, CVL Hermes moves to 1307 (Columbo)
* Off Board: 7AF Air moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)

Replacements:
* 3727 (Townsville) : Aus Air restored to full strength.
* 3727 (Townsville) : 2 Aus Corps restored to full strength.
* 3023 (Darwin) : 1 Aus Corps restored to full strength.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 66 Army restored to full strength.
57 5/26/2020 6:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies End Turn
56 5/24/2020 8:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Change US Political Will From 8 to 7
55 5/24/2020 8:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message OK, end of turn as follows.

Nat Status Segment:
DEI surrenders, all Dutch units eliminated and [19LRB] must make an emergency move. That will need to the first thing you do the next time you are up.
The Mandates also surrender and all locations are now JP controlled (I forgot to change control of all those spaces in the log file I sent, will do it next time).

US Political Will Segment: down 1 to 7 due to DEI surrender.

Attrition:
All of the following flip due to lack of supply,
3 Ind at Kuantan
8 Aus at Singapore
R Corp at Manila
1 Aus Corp at Darwin
2 Aus Corp at Townsville
Aus air at Townsville
PM Bde at Pt Moresby

That does it for turn 2. I have advanced to turn 3 and updated the ASP lists (assumes subs won't hit me). The next action is Allied Reinforcements so back to you for those.
54 5/24/2020 11:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #39: 2 / Sextant Conference: Burma Road
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: In addition the Allied player immediately receives 3 Chinese ground and 1 Allied air replacement steps that must be used immediately (cannot be saved) on in supply units. Allied air units can be in the air units in China box. In addition, the Allies may immediately construct the Jarhat Trans Route for no cost. If Jarhat already constructed then either Ledo or Imphal may be constructed. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
* 5808 (Oahu) : Cen Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates for 5

Activations:
* 5808 (Oahu) : CV Lexington Activates.
* 5808 (Oahu) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 4612 (Wake) : W Brigade Activates.
* 5808 (Oahu) : 7AF LRB Activates.
* 5108 (Midway) : 7AF Air Activates.

* 5108 (Midway): 7AF Air moves to Turn Track
* 5808 (Oahu): 7AF LRB moves to 5708 (Kauai)
* 5708 (Kauai): 7AF LRB moves to 5108 (Midway)
* 4612 (Wake): W Brigade moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) is now Allied controlled.
* Allied ASP Marker uses 1/1 ASP
* 5808 (Oahu): CV Enterprise, CV Lexington moves to 5321 (Funafuti) via ST

No Battles. That's it. Can you do the end of turn?
53 5/23/2020 8:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #49: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Not unusual, the last card is a 1 OP. South Seas HQ for 3.
1&2 - Aoba + SS Bde, Rabaul to Guadalcanal.
3 - [27Army] + 1ASP, Rabaul to Lae
In PBM Aoba returns to Rabaul.

File on the way. No battles so I just put everyone into their finished positions.
52 5/23/2020 1:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Save it for Later
51 5/22/2020 4:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Change War in Europe value From 0 to -3
50 5/22/2020 4:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #55: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Major 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: 3 1943: 2 1944: 1 1945: No Effect Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
I am not a strong player so I have no problem accepting help from Hitler. War in Europe to -3.
Updated log file on the way.
49 5/21/2020 11:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message The String of Victories continues. J Division loses a step, I don't think it matters much where the division retreats I'm assuming 1918 but you can change it.


* 2019 (Tjilatjap): J Division moves to 1918
* 1918 : [J Division] suffers a step loss.
* 2019 (Tjilatjap) is now Japanese controlled.

Emergency Air Movement:
* 2019 (Tjilatjap): Dut Air moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)

Allies will take their second pass.

Japan to play next.


48 5/21/2020 11:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
1


Message from Allies:
Ground Battle at Tjilatjap (skipped the Air/Naval, Dutch air can't do damage to the Japanese):

J: 9 (+4)
A: 6
47 5/21/2020 11:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Surprise Attack by Japan.

Battles A & B are auto-victories:

* : 1 Regiment is eliminated
* : 5 Regiment is eliminated
46 5/21/2020 12:45:00 PM 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:
Time for Tsuji.

South HQ for 4 units.
[25Army] Bangka to Palembang (Battle A)
[35Army] Tarakan to Balikpapan + 1ASP (Battle B)
[16Army] Batavia to Tjilatjap (Battle C)
KOR Army port to port Seoul to Saigon
Log file on the way.
45 5/20/2020 11:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Ok, I'll take my first pass at this time. No log.

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