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504 8/28/2020 6:03:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message OK, Comb Flt gets to send 4. As follows:

Nagato from Pt Arthur to 3808
23AF Sasebo to Tokyo attacking 3808
[22AF] Taihoku to Osaka attack 3808
[Kaiyo] from Ominato attack 3808
503 8/28/2020 5:52:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
That is a lot of activations. Intel roll need 6 or less.
502 8/28/2020 4:24:00 PM May-Aug 1944 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:
* 5808 (Oahu) : Cen Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates for 11

Activations:
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : CVE Casablanca Activates.
* 3720 (Wewak) : BB Massachusetts Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : BB Washington Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : CV Bunker Hill Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Wasp Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Intrepid Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Essex Activates.
* 3520 (Hollandia) : CV Lexington Activates.
* 3520 (Hollandia) : CV Hancock Activates.
* 3520 (Hollandia) : CVL Belleau Wood Activates.

Movement:
* 4415 (Eniwetok): CVE Casablanca moves to 3808
* 3720 (Wewak): BB Massachusetts moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): CV Bunker Hill moves to 3711
* 4415 (Eniwetok): BB Washington moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 3520 (Hollandia): CV Hancock moves to 3115
* 3520 (Hollandia): CVL Belleau Wood moves to 3115
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Enterprise moves to 3711
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Wasp moves to 3711
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Intrepid moves to 3115
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Essex moves to 3115
* 3520 (Hollandia): CV Lexington moves to 3711

Battles:
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 3607 (Nagoya)
* 3808: CVE Casablanca joins Battle A

* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (B) in 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 3711: CV Bunker Hill joins Battle B
* 3711: CV Enterprise joins Battle B
* 3711: CV Wasp joins Battle B
* 3711: CV Lexington joins Battle B
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): BB Washington joins Battle B

* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (C) in 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3115: CV Hancock joins Battle C
* 3115: CVL Belleau Wood joins Battle C
* 3115: CV Intrepid joins Battle C
* 3115: CV Essex joins Battle C
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): BB Massachusetts joins Battle C

If I'm not mistaken, you're out of weather cards and must discard your last card before reaction.
501 8/28/2020 3:28:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
I will do the same since in spite of my pathetic efforts it appears that we shall have another turn.
500 8/28/2020 2:27:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Putting into the FO
499 8/28/2020 1:49:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #9: 3 / Rear Admiral Matami Ugaki: Seizure of Hawaiian Islands
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Maximum 1 ground (any size) unit may be activated. Bonus: Naval units for both sides may move up to 21 hexes.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
South HQ for 2
15Army slips over to Saigon
[29Army] port to port Saigon to Singapore

File on the way.
498 8/28/2020 2:55:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message Allied PBM:

We'll hit the 61 AF
* 2616 (Tarakan) : [61 AF] suffers a step loss.

* 3119 (Sarong): 14AF LRB moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 3720 (Wewak): 14AF LRB moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 3119 (Sarong): 7AF Air moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3520 (Hollandia): 7AF Air moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 3119 (Sarong): 11AF LRB moves to 3520 (Hollandia)

Over to Japan for next play
497 8/27/2020 8:27:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Actually I change my mind. Why make a log file, none of my units have changed position. Please do the appropriate flips when you make your PBM.
496 8/27/2020 8:23:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message OK so your choice to flip either Nachi or 61AF. I will put my hit on 7AF.

The hit won't change my PBM so here it is.

61AF back to Tarakan.
Nachi back to Singapore.

I will make a log file and you can flip the appropriate guy when you do your PBM.
495 8/27/2020 8:21:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
5


Message from Japanese:
OK fight again at Kendari but thinking about it again [Soryu] adds nothing and could die if you hit for a critical so I will not include her. Only Nachi and 61AF join with [9AD].

1st is Allies with 13 factors and +3DRM
2nd is JP with 22 factors and no DRM
494 8/27/2020 8:15:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message That was unexpected so I guess I need to try a little.

Nachi, [Soryu] and 61AF will come to rhe rescue. 61AF flying to Balkipapan first.
493 8/27/2020 8:07:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Not much chance of seeing this one coming.
492 8/27/2020 7:48:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #38: 2 / Operation Tarzan: Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: The Allied player may only activate ground and air units, of which one must be a Chinese Army unit IF there is one on the map and in HQ range. If no such unit is available, this requirement is ignored.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
* 3727 (Townsville) : S Pac HQ (Halsey) (Agreement) Activates for 5

Activations:
* 4020 (Kavieng) : BB Massachusetts Activates.
* 4020 (Kavieng) : CVL Cowpens Activates.
* 3620 (Aitape) : 14AF LRB Activates.
* 3620 (Aitape) : 7AF Air Activates.
* 3520 (Hollandia) : 11AF LRB Activates.

Movement:
* 3520 (Hollandia): 11AF LRB moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3620 (Aitape): 7AF Air moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3520 (Hollandia): 7AF Air moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3620 (Aitape): 14AF LRB moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 4020 (Kavieng): BB Massachusetts, CVL Cowpens moves to 3720 (Wewak)

Battles:
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 2719 (Kendari)
* 3119 (Sarong): 11AF LRB joins Battle A
* 3119 (Sarong): 7AF Air joins Battle A
* 3119 (Sarong): 14AF LRB joins Battle A

Kendari Air Raid, Take 2
491 8/27/2020 5:59:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Oh sure, now I get the crit roll. I won't make a game file for this, note that it was my FO card.
490 8/27/2020 5:58:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
I actually don't see any benefit in moving anyone so I'll pass on the activations and just go for the roll.
489 8/27/2020 5:57:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #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:
And I thought two in a row was going to be bad.

I guess I'll have some fun too. We shall see if I can pull off the very rare elimination of a B29
488 8/27/2020 5:23:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
1st Draw of the turn
487 8/27/2020 5:21:00 PM May-Aug 1944 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:
Time for some PT boats.
486 8/27/2020 1:49:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message With this brief lull in the action I will take my pass. Will send a log file in a bit.
485 8/27/2020 1:42:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message I'm out so won't be able to create a log but I already had my PBM in mind:

13 AF stays in Sarong
[11 AF] goes to Hollandia
11 LRB goes to Hollandia

Back to Japan for next play.
484 8/27/2020 1:03:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
First draw for the turn.
483 8/27/2020 1:02:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message I will hit 11AF. You must flip Hiei.

PBM
[Hiei] back to Manila
[25AF] back to 2911
[Soryu] back to Swatow
File in a minute or two.
482 8/27/2020 1:00:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Japanese:
OK raid on Kendari

1st die is Allied attack 14 factors and +3DRM
2nd die is JP defense 33 factors and no DRM
481 8/27/2020 12:58:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #70: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
OK you are making this one easy so I'll throw in. If you flip Hiei that just means you will need to hit her again to finish her off. South HQ responds with 3 units as follows:

Hiei from Manila to Kendari
Soryu from Swatow to Menado
[25AF] from 2911 to Menado

That is only 33 factors but now total elimination of anyone requires a critical hit roll.
480 8/27/2020 11:22:00 AM May-Aug 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:
* 3727 (Townsville) : S Pac HQ (Halsey) (Agreement) Activates for 5

Activations:
* 3520 (Hollandia) : 13AF Air Activates.
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : XIV Corps Activates.
* 4020 (Kavieng) : 11 Abn Division Activates.
* 3721 (Madang) : 11AF LRB Activates.
* 3721 (Madang) : 11AF Air Activates.

Movement:
* 3520 (Hollandia): 13AF Air moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3721 (Madang): 11AF LRB moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3721 (Madang): 11AF Air moves to 3520 (Hollandia), moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): XIV Corps moves to 4715 (Kwajalein) via ST
* 4020 (Kavieng): 11 Abn Division moves to 3520 (Hollandia) via ST

Battles:
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 2719 (Kendari)
* 3119 (Sarong): 13AF Air joins Battle A
* 3119 (Sarong): 11AF LRB joins Battle A
* 3119 (Sarong): 11AF Air joins Battle A

No AZOI entered.
479 8/27/2020 11:00:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message I must have had a map error. Looks like Ryujo was not in Manila but was in Hong Kong? I guess it doesn't matter now, I think the log and the Vassal file are in agreement and Ryujo is moved to Pusan.
478 8/27/2020 10:45:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #83: 2 / Invasion of Java: Battle of the Java Sea
Activation: South HQ only Logistic Value: 4 Long Lance Torpedoes: Japanese CA naval units add 2 to their attack strengths for the duration of this offensive.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
South HQ for 4

23AF from Yungning to Sasebo
[22AF] from Pt Arthur to Taihoku
Ryujo from Manila to Pusan
Junyo from Singapore to Hong Kong

Log file in a few minutes.
477 8/26/2020 11:45:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message Ack! You're right, I miscounted. Send CV Enterprise to the Admiralty Islands.
476 8/26/2020 11:26:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Busy night so I can't make my play until tomorrow morning. However, you appear to be over stacked at Hollandia. Someone probably should be over at Admiralty Islands. Let me know who and I can fix when I post tomorrow.
475 8/26/2020 4:13:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message Allied PBM

* 3106: CV Bunker Hill moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 3307 (Sasebo): CV Hancock moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3307 (Sasebo): CV Essex moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 3307 (Sasebo): CV Intrepid moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 3307 (Sasebo): CV Lexington moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3307 (Sasebo): CV Enterprise moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3307 (Sasebo): CV Wasp moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
474 8/26/2020 2:49:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Not doing so well on those critical attempts. Taiho is smoked. Back to you for PBM. I won't make a log file for this you can do the elimination.
473 8/26/2020 2:48:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
It is obvious suicide to send anyone else no matter how badly you roll. So this is my try for a critical hit.
472 8/26/2020 2:47:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
This should be fun. Intel roll need 7 or less.
471 8/25/2020 9:54:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #32: 3 / Operation Reno II: Invasion of Rabaul
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 7 if US SW HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
* 3720 (Wewak) : SW Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates for 9

Activations
* 4020 (Kavieng) : CV Hancock Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Essex Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Wasp Activates.
* 4020 (Kavieng) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : CV Bunker Hill Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : CV Intrepid Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Lexington Activates.
* 3520 (Hollandia) : CVE Casablanca Activates.
* 4024 (Gili Gili) : I Corps Activates.

Movement
* 4024 (Gili Gili): I Corps moves to 4415 (Eniwetok) via ST
* 3520 (Hollandia): CVE Casablanca moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Lexington moves to 3307 (Sasebo)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): CV Bunker Hill moves to 3106
* 4415 (Eniwetok): CV Intrepid moves to 3307 (Sasebo)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Wasp moves to 3307 (Sasebo)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Essex moves to 3307 (Sasebo)
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Enterprise moves to 3307 (Sasebo)
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Hancock moves to 3307 (Sasebo)

Battles:
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 3305 (Seoul)
* 3307 (Sasebo): CV Lexington joins Battle A
* 3307 (Sasebo): CV Intrepid joins Battle A
* 3307 (Sasebo): CV Wasp joins Battle A
* 3307 (Sasebo): CV Essex joins Battle A
* 3307 (Sasebo): CV Enterprise joins Battle A
* 3307 (Sasebo): CV Hancock joins Battle A
* 3106: CV Bunker Hill joins Battle A

This is probably overkill but with my current luck as it is...
470 8/25/2020 5:47:00 PM May-Aug 1944 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:
Comb flt for 5

2SN Ulithi to Wenchow
Ryujo Ulithi to Manila
Nagato Saipan to Port Arthur
61AF Saipan to Tarakan
[25AF] Port Arthur to 2911

Giving you another sub shot opportunity.
469 8/25/2020 8:55:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message Allied PBM:

* 4216: CV Intrepid moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4214: CV Bunker Hill moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
468 8/25/2020 8:50:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message I'm just going to assume for the rest of the game that:

* You will score 1x and 2x and the occasional critical on ALL combats
* Sub Warfare will fail
* Strategic Bombing will fail

And plan accordingly.
467 8/24/2020 10:41:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message I should note in the log file I will eliminate 6M and flip 1M at Eniwetok along with elimination of my army.

Allies fail to score the critical. At 50% JP still does 33 hits which eliminates 10AF LRB.

Post Battle Move

Mogami to Wenchow
Hiei to Manila
Ryujo to Ulithi
[Soryu] to Swatow
Taiho to Seoul
[Kaiyo] to Ominato
61AF stays at Saipan

Log file in a few minutes.
466 8/24/2020 10:33:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
4


Message from Japanese:
The die continues to love the JP player. with 200% effective only a reduced marine survives the landings.

Now for Battle A
Allied attacks with 4 factors and +1DRM but needs a critical to do any damage. JP has 66 factors.

1st die is Allies, 2nd die is JP
465 8/24/2020 10:30:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
Will do Battle B first. Only one roll needed there and that is my ground defense with +3DRM.
464 8/24/2020 10:28:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #46: 3 / Operation A-Go: Battle of the Philippine Sea
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if Combined Fleet HQ, otherwise: 4. Intelligence: Intercept. Tactical Wire Intercepts: Allied carrier units have their defense values increased by two for the duration of the Offensive. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
I will respond with Op A-Go which allows me to activate 7 units using Comb Flt. As follows

1) 61AF Palau to Saipan
2) Hiei Palau to Ulithi
3) Mogami at Ulithi
4&5) [Soryu] and Ryujo from Yungning to 3513
6&7) [Kaiyo] and Taiho form Pt Arthur to 3413

Obviously everyone fights at Battle A. You will be happy to know your carriers have an increased defense for this effort.
463 8/24/2020 6:03:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #64: 2 / Tradewind Taskforce: Morotai Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
* 3720 (Wewak) : SW Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates for 6

Activations
* 3720 (Wewak) : BB Washington Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Bunker Hill Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Intrepid Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : 1M Division Activates.
* 3922 (Buna) : 10AF LRB Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : 6M Division Activates.

Movement
* 3922 (Buna): 10AF LRB moves to 3620 (Aitape)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): 6M Division moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): 1M Division moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* Allied ASP Marker uses 2/5 ASP
* 3720 (Wewak): BB Washington moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Bunker Hill moves to 4214
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Intrepid moves to 4216

Battles
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 3615 (Ulithi)
* 3620 (Aitape): 10AF LRB joins Battle A
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (B) in 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): 6M Division joins Battle B
* 4415 (Eniwetok): 1M Division joins Battle B
* 4415 (Eniwetok): BB Washington joins Battle B
* 4214: CV Bunker Hill joins Battle B
* 4216: CV Intrepid joins Battle B

Over to Japan for reaction.
462 8/24/2020 5:37:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message This game is definitely outside the 3 sigma range.
461 8/24/2020 5:36:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message I won't force the first move. Over to you for first card play.
460 8/24/2020 5:25:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

459 8/24/2020 5:21:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message Japan gets 1 Pass and 6 cards.

I should get a handicap score. The odds of that happening were 8%
458 8/24/2020 5:19:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Subs Miss.

Strategic Bombing at +1
457 8/24/2020 5:19:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Submarine Warfare (+4) (0-9)
456 8/24/2020 5:00:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Not much left to do now.

Amagi to Kure
12AD to Samar Leyte
32 Army] to Okinawa

I won't be taking any replacements this time.

Now to Strategic Warfsre
I am already down 1 card for loss of a resource space. The sub roll with be +4 and the B29 roll with be +1. I don't want to screw this part up so I'll hold. If we are good to go you can make your own sub and B29 rolls then I will draw whatever I have left which will probably be the minimum 4 and 2 passes. Log file in a few minutes.
455 8/24/2020 12:50:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message Forgot to increase Allied ASP to 5.

14LRB is not diverted to Europe.
454 8/24/2020 12:49:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

453 8/24/2020 12:48:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Allied Reinforcements

* Off Board: 5AF Air moves to 3814 (Guam)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 4 Aus Corps moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 6M Division moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: XXIV Corps moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 11 Abn Division moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: CVE Casablanca moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: CV Hancock moves to 4020 (Kavieng)

* Allied Reinforcement Chart: CV Shangri La moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinforcement Chart: BB Missouri moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinforcement Chart: BB New York moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinforcement Chart: 3 MAW moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinforcement Chart: 20BC (B29) moves to Air Units in China Box
* Turn 9 (May-Aug 1944): 13AF LRB moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box (Roll for Divert to Europe 0-1)

Ground Replacements:
* 4517 (Kusaie) : 3 Aus Corps restored to full strength.

China
* 2007 : 6 Army restored to full strength.

Air:
* Nothing (Need to find a way to burn air units!)

Naval:
* Eliminated AL Naval Units: [CV Franklin] moves to 3520 (Hollandia)


452 8/24/2020 12:40:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies End Turn
451 8/24/2020 12:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message End of Turn:

Political Phase:
* No Change. Allies meet progress of the war.

Attrition Phase:
* 3319 (Biak) : [ED Army] suffers a step loss.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : [31st Army] suffers a step loss.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : [14th Army] suffers a step loss.
450 8/24/2020 12:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Allied PBM:

* 3023 (Darwin): 5AF LRB moves to 3620 (Aitape)
* 3620 (Aitape): 5AF LRB moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): 5AF LRB moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3116: CV Wasp moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 3115: CV Enterprise moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 3507 (Osaka): CV Intrepid moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 3806: CV Bunker Hill moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
449 8/24/2020 12:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Misses. But I still get to reduce the 9AD per the Card Event bonus.

* 2719 (Kendari) : [9 AD] suffers a step loss.
448 8/24/2020 12:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Allies:
Rolling for Battle B:

A: 4
J: 8

Both need criticals to score.
447 8/24/2020 12:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Surprise Attack!

Battles A and C are auto kill for the Allies.


446 8/24/2020 12:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
To speed things up I'll roll for Japan's Intel. Because Japan is OOS this is just to see if I get the surprise modifier (Japan can't react to any battles anyway).
445 8/24/2020 12:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy 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:
* 5808 (Oahu) : Cen Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates for 9

Activations:
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Intrepid Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Bunker Hill Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : M Brigade Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : 3M Division Activates.
* 3520 (Hollandia) : 2M Division Activates.
* 4020 (Kavieng) : CV Wasp Activates.
* 4020 (Kavieng) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 4121 (Green) : 5AF LRB Activates.
* 4121 (Green) : 5AF Air Activates.

Movement:
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Intrepid moves to 3507 (Osaka)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Bunker Hill moves to 3806
- Japan is OOS (Note that Intrepid did not move into any AZOI)

* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 3M Division moves to 3814 (Guam)
* Allied ASP Marker uses 2/4 ASP
* 3520 (Hollandia): 2M Division moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* Allied ASP Marker uses 3/4 ASP
* 4715 (Kwajalein): M Brigade moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* Allied ASP Marker uses 4/4 ASP

* 4121 (Green): 5AF Air moves to Off Board to Turn Track
* 4121 (Green): 5AF LRB moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): 5AF LRB moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3520 (Hollandia): 5AF LRB moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Wasp moves to 3116
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Enterprise moves to 3115

Battles:
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 2915 (Davao)
* 3115: CV Enterprise joins Battle A
* 3116: CV Wasp joins Battle A
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (B) in 2719 (Kendari)
* 3023 (Darwin): 5AF LRB joins Battle B
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (C) in 3706 (Tokyo)
* 3806: CV Bunker Hill joins Battle C
* 3507 (Osaka): CV Intrepid joins Battle C

444 8/23/2020 9:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Allied PBM:

* 3115: CVL Bataan, CVL Belleau Wood moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3218: CVL San Jacinto moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 3816 (Faraulep): CV Enterprise moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 3410: CV Essex, CV Intrepid moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 3607 (Nagoya): BB Massachusetts moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 3806: CV Wasp, CVL Cowpens moves to 4020 (Kavieng)

Last Card Play to come up in a bit.
443 8/23/2020 9:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Battle Results:

* : 8 AD is eliminated
* : CVL Zuiho is eliminated
* : 62 AF is eliminated
* : 5 AD is eliminated
* : [51 AF] is eliminated
* : [2 AD] is eliminated
442 8/23/2020 9:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 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:
Actually between +3 Surprise and +3 1944, ALL combats will be 100%, I decided the dice have screwed me enough this game so time to take them out of the equation entirely:

* 5808 (Oahu) : Cen Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates for 9

Activations:
* 4020 (Kavieng) : CVL Cowpens Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : BB Massachusetts Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CVL Bataan Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CVL Belleau Wood Activates.
* 3720 (Wewak) : CVL San Jacinto Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Wasp Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Essex Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Intrepid Activates.

Movement:
* 4715 (Kwajalein): BB Massachusetts moves to 3607 (Nagoya)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Wasp moves to 3806
* 4020 (Kavieng): CVL Cowpens moves to 3806
* 3720 (Wewak): CVL San Jacinto moves to 3218
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CVL Bataan moves to 3115
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CVL Belleau Wood moves to 3115
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Enterprise moves to 3816 (Faraulep)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Essex moves to 3410
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Intrepid moves to 3410

Battles:
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 3704 (Hakodate)
* 3806: CV Wasp joins Battle A
* 3806: CVL Cowpens joins Battle A

* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (B) in 3607 (Nagoya)
* 3607 (Nagoya): BB Massachusetts joins Battle B

* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (C) in 3209 (Okinawa)
* 3410: CV Essex joins Battle C
* 3410: CV Intrepid joins Battle C
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (D) in 3014 (Samar/Leyte)

* 3115: CVL Bataan joins Battle D
* 3115: CVL Belleau Wood joins Battle D

* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (E) in 3119 (Sarong)
* 3218: CVL San Jacinto joins Battle E

* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (F) in 3814 (Guam)
* 3816 (Faraulep): CV Enterprise joins Battle F
441 8/23/2020 8:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Francisco, you can save time if you wish and make all the die rolls when you eventually play Galvanic. I will obviously haven no decisions to make for that one.
440 8/23/2020 5:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #14: 3 / Operation MO: Battle of the Coral Sea
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Condtions: Only one ground unit (of any size) may be activated. Fortuitous Rain Squalls: Japanese CV (not CVL) naval units have their defense strength increased by 2 for the duration of the Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
I guess it won't be much of a surprise when I get surprised.

Comb Flt for 7 who will try to find somewhere to hide.

1) [Soryu] from Davao to Yungning.
2) 23AF from Davao to Yungning.
3) Ryujo from Manila to Yungning.
4) [Kaiyo] from Ominato to Port Arthur.
5) Taiho from Osaka to Port Arthur.
6) 22AF from Tokyo to Port Arthur.
7) [25AF] Saipan to Port Arthur.
439 8/23/2020 2:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Japan is next.
438 8/23/2020 2:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #37: 3 / Operation Galvanic: Gilbert Islands Invasion

Message from Allies:
Grabbing this.
437 8/23/2020 2:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Discard Strategy card #81: 2 / China Offensive: Counter-Offensive in Kweilin-Liuchow
OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
BONUS: Discard this.
436 8/23/2020 2:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 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:
End of US Army/Navy Dispute. (if my card count is correct, American ISR will no longer be a factor for the rest of the game)
435 8/23/2020 2:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
South HQ for 2. 4AD at Soerabaja and 11AD at Davao will switch places.
434 8/23/2020 12:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Battle Results:
* 4110 (Marcus) : [BB New Jersey] suffers a step loss.
* 4110 (Marcus) : [BB North Carolina] suffers a step loss.
* : 21 AF is eliminated

Allied PBM
* 4110 (Marcus): [BB North Carolina] moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 4110 (Marcus): [BB New Jersey] moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 4311: CV Intrepid moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 4112: CV Essex moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 4012: CV Wasp moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 4309: CV Bunker Hill moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)

Japan is up for next play.
433 8/22/2020 9:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #63: 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:
That makes this decision even easier. No card draw anymore unfortunately but 21AF will flip both battleships before he gets eliminated. I'll pass on making the log file, you can include the damage distribution in your PBM.
432 8/22/2020 9:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
Intel roll need 5 or less
431 8/22/2020 7:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
* 5808 (Oahu) : Cen Pac HQ (Rivalry) Activates for 6

Activations:
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : BB North Carolina Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : BB New Jersey Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Intrepid Activates.
* 4020 (Kavieng) : CV Wasp Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Bunker Hill Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Essex Activates.

Movement:
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): BB New Jersey moves to 4110 (Marcus)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): BB North Carolina moves to 4110 (Marcus)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Bunker Hill moves to 4309
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Essex moves to 4112
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Intrepid moves to 4311
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Wasp moves to 4012

Battles:
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 4110 (Marcus)
* 4110 (Marcus): BB New Jersey joins Battle A
* 4110 (Marcus): BB North Carolina joins Battle A
* 4311: CV Intrepid joins Battle A
* 4309: CV Bunker Hill joins Battle A
* 4112: CV Essex joins Battle A
* 4012: CV Wasp joins Battle A

Air Raid! Over to Japan for reaction.
430 8/22/2020 6:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
I will do the same and play to FO. Back to you.
429 8/22/2020 3:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Saving for the FO
428 8/22/2020 1:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #8: 3 / Operation C: Indian Ocean Raid
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: May activate only Naval units. Bonus: Add 1 to all Japanese air-naval battle die rolls if any Commonwealth naval units are present in the battle.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
South HQ for 5 naval units

3SN Biak to Singapore
23AF Sarong to Davao
[51AF] Tarakan to Sarong
Ryujo Batavia to Manila
Nachi Saigon to Singapore
427 8/22/2020 10:58:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Allied PBM
* 3520 (Hollandia): 11AF Air moves to 3721 (Madang)
* 3520 (Hollandia): 7AF Air moves to 3620 (Aitape)

Japan is up for next play.
426 8/22/2020 10:51:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Not much I can do about that. No die rolls needed, CA and air unit both eliminated. No file needed here, back to you for PBM.
425 8/22/2020 12:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Ack! I made a mistake, that's the EVENT not OPERATIONS. It's a surprise attack. Either way the card goes to the discard pile.
424 8/22/2020 12:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Operations #35: 2 / Operation Ash: Vella Lavella Invasion
Activate: Anzac HQ only. Logistic Value: 2 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but the only ground unit that can be activated is the 3rd NZ division.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : ANZAC HQ (Rivalry) Activates for 3

Activations:
* 3520 (Hollandia) : 13AF Air Activates.
* 3721 (Madang) : 11AF Air Activates.
* 4024 (Gili Gili) : 7AF Air Activates.

Movement:
* 3721 (Madang): 11AF Air moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 7AF Air moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3922 (Buna): 7AF Air moves to 3520 (Hollandia)

Battle:
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 3319 (Biak)
* 3520 (Hollandia): 13AF Air joins Battle A
* 3520 (Hollandia): 11AF Air joins Battle A
* 3520 (Hollandia): 7AF Air joins Battle A

Over to Japan for reaction and resolution.
423 8/21/2020 11:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #62: 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:
Comb Flt for 3

[2 Army] from Ominato to Ulithi
19 Army from Attu/Kiska to Ominato
8AD Sasebo to Hakodate

That is all. File on the way.
422 8/21/2020 11:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Allied PBM:

* 4423 (Guadalcanal): BB New Jersey moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 4223: CVL Belleau Wood moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 4118: CVL Bataan moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 3918: CV Enterprise moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 3918: CV Intrepid moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)

Over to Japan for next play.
421 8/21/2020 10:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message At this point, I can't think of anything to say about the extreme run of lopsided luck. PBM soon.
420 8/21/2020 9:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
This is my last draw for this turn.
419 8/21/2020 9:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message The luck does hold. My choice and I can eliminate a unit so I will remove the Franklin.
418 8/21/2020 9:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
I-19 takes his shot.
417 8/21/2020 9:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #27: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-19 sinks the Wasp
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: 0-4: Lose one naval step* 5-7: Lose two naval steps* 8-9: No Effect. *Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Sorry to do this out of sequence but I intended to play my sub card. It hits after combat so there can't be a change to the result but I might still nick one of your carriers (or two if luck continues).
416 8/21/2020 9:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message A zero is clearly not going to do it. So SS is also eliminated. I won't make a log file for that mess, back to you for your PBM.
415 8/21/2020 9:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
A not totally unsurprising surprise attack. So that gives you a +6DRM and 26AF at Truk is gone without a return shot. SS is flipped at Guadalcanal. So the only die roll needed is to see if I can roll a 200% result at Guadalcanal to flip your 3M division. At least I get the +3DRM this time.
414 8/21/2020 9:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Halsey is a great card. Lots of hitting power and only a 1 op so little chance of responding. Need to roll 5 or less to even get a chance for a critical hit.
413 8/21/2020 5:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #20: 1 / Halsey Replaces Ghormley: Offensive Spirit
Activation: Halsey South HQ only. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: If the Ghormley South HQ is in play, remove it and place Halsey HQ in its location. If it is not yet in play, it is removed from the game and the Halsey South HQ is brought into play and placed in any friendly in supply port. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 3

Message from Allies:
3727 (Townsville) : S Pac HQ (Halsey) (Rivalry) Activates for 7

Activations
* 4020 (Kavieng) : 3M Division Activates.
* 4222 (Buin) : BB New Jersey Activates.
* 4222 (Buin) : CVL Belleau Wood Activates.
* 4222 (Buin) : CVL Bataan Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Intrepid Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Franklin Activates.

Movement:
* 4020 (Kavieng): 3M Division moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 4222 (Buin): BB New Jersey moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 4222 (Buin): CVL Belleau Wood moves to 4223
* 4222 (Buin): CVL Bataan moves to 4118
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Franklin, CV Intrepid, CV Enterprise moves to 3918

Battles:
* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 3M Division joins Battle A
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): BB New Jersey joins Battle A
* 4223: CVL Belleau Wood joins Battle A

* Francisco (Allies) creates Battle Hex (B) in 4017 (Truk)
* 3918: CV Enterprise joins Battle B
* 3918: CV Intrepid joins Battle B
* 3918: CV Franklin joins Battle B
* 4118: CVL Bataan joins Battle B

Over to Japan for reaction, If I did this correctly, no enemy air/or naval can reach Guadalcanal as the only unit that could reach it is pinned.
412 8/21/2020 4:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
For Darter-Dace
411 8/21/2020 4:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Soryu suffers a hit.
410 8/21/2020 4:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:

409 8/21/2020 4:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #61: 1 / Submarine Attack: Darter-Dace
Play during an Offensive prior to 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: 0-4: Japanese lose one naval step* 5-7: Japanese lose two naval steps* (can eliminate a unit) 8-9: No Effect. *Japanese chooses Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Subs find Soryu...
408 8/21/2020 2:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #61: 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:
Comb Flt for 3
3SN from Truk to Biak
[25AF] from Ponape to Saipan
Soryu from Ulithi to Davao
407 8/20/2020 11:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Never rains but it pours.

Could have been worse.

* 4322 (New Georgia): [BB Mississippi] moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 4120: CV Intrepid moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 4220: CV Franklin moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
406 8/20/2020 6:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Second card draw.
405 8/20/2020 6:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message No, [27AF] is eliminated.

PBM

[Aoba] to Biak
Soryu to Ulithi
[25AF] to Ponape
[26AF] to Truk

I will work on a log file showing the end positions.

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