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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
364 9/15/2020 2:41:00 AM Master ID = 26220 Game Deleted
363 9/9/2020 7:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #24: 2 / Skip Bombing Attack: Battle of the Bismark Sea
The Japanese permanently lose one Amphibious Shipping Point unless it is their last ASP. Bonus: Prior to battle, if an active Japanese CA, CL or APD naval unit moved within the extended range of a U.S. non-LRB air unit it loses one step. If more than one naval unit qualifies, Japanese player's choice. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Revealing hand.
362 9/9/2020 7:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #26: 2 / US Army Breaks Japanese Army Codes
Intelligence: Ambush. Bonus: For the duration of the Offensive the Allies gain +4 in any ground combat, in addition to the normal ambush modifier for air-naval combat. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Revealing hand.
361 9/9/2020 6:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #22: 2 / Weather: Monsoon Rains Cancel Offensive
Allied Offensive is canceled. All units are placed back at their starting locations. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
showing which card I held
360 9/9/2020 6:52:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
showing which card I held
359 9/9/2020 5:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #58: 3 / Western Force: Conquest of Sumatra
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:
activate south HQ
14 A Kure-Attu/Kisku ASP 0/6
no other moves

Any surprises ?
358 9/9/2020 4:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Over to the Japanese!
357 9/9/2020 4:52:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message * 3620 (Aitape): [CV Lexington] moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* 3720 (Wewak): 5AF Air moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 3720 (Wewak): 11AF Air moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3520 (Hollandia): [BB Mississippi] moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 3520 (Hollandia): [BB Washington] moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 3620 (Aitape): CV Wasp moves to 3822 (Lae)
356 9/9/2020 2:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Auch..Worst possible event for the Allies.
Unless you have a trump up your sleeve I fear it is game over for the Allies
You must still flip 2 Japanese army's in the Vassal file

PBM
Yamato-Tokyo
Yunyo-Hakodate
21 AF Biak-Palau
Kamikaze Hollandia-Rabaul
27 AF stays in Biak

You can flip 2 Japanese ground units in Hollandia and then PBM

It was a gamble you had to take and it did not work out.
Don't feel too bad about it, but let's finish the turn ,you never know what happens
355 9/9/2020 2:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change US Political Will From 1 to 0
354 9/8/2020 5:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message After 6 months of “phoney war” in Hollandia, Japanese have had plenty of time to prepare extensive fortified defenses in depth.

Huge casualties, loss of materiel, and jungle diseases wipe out the entire U.S. Army Pacific force, for little impact on fighting effectiveness of IJA.

U.S. population takes to the streets to demand Roosevelt reach a face-saving settlement with Japan.
353 9/8/2020 5:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
9


Message from Allies:
Rolling Hollandia ground. Allies first roll.
352 9/8/2020 5:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allies flip Nachi, Kamikaze, 27th air.
351 9/8/2020 2:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message bad reuslt in the air / naval Battle
Japan scores a 0.25 result 19 I will flip Lex

you score 4+1 for air is 5 so a 0.5 result
You score 30 hits.
File is in dropbox and than you can roll the big ground battle in Hollandia
350 9/8/2020 2:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
only asked one die so now rolling for Japan in Hollandia
349 9/8/2020 2:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
air naval battle in Hollandia
Allies 59
Japan 70

first roll is allies
348 9/8/2020 2:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message reaction move from Japan
only air/Naval reaction to battle B Hollandia

Yamato Ulithi-Hollandia : Battle B
Yunyo-Kwajalein-hex3517 attack Hollandia Battle B
27 AF Davao-Biak attack Hollandia Battle B
21 AF Palau-Biak attack Hollandia Battle B
Kamikaze Rabaul-Hollandia Battle B

347 9/8/2020 11:01:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
rolling for intell
need 5+2 is 7
346 9/8/2020 7:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Over to the Japanese for reaction!
345 9/8/2020 7:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message * 3727 (Townsville) : SW Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates.
* 3621: XIV Corps moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3620 (Aitape): I Corps, XI Corps moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3720 (Wewak): CV Wasp moves to 3620 (Aitape)
* 3720 (Wewak): [BB Mississippi] moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3822 (Lae): [BB Washington] moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): CV Lexington moves to 3620 (Aitape)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): 11AF Air moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 3922 (Buna): 5AF Air moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 3023 (Darwin) : [19 LRB] Activates.

* Battle hex A: 3420
* Battle hex B: 3520

* 3023 (Darwin): [19 LRB] joins Battle A
* 3620 (Aitape): CV Wasp joins Battle B
* 3620 (Aitape): CV Lexington joins Battle B
* 11AF Air joins battle B
* 5AF Air joins battle B
* BB Washington and Mississippi join battle B

344 9/8/2020 7:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #69: 3 / S-Day: Invasion of Luzon
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Bonus: If the 11th Airborne Division is on an airfield, not activated, with ANY in supply US air unit, the 11th Airborne division can be placed on any unoccupied hex that is not in an unneutralized Japanese air ZOI and is within the extended range/normal LRB (including B29) range of the air unit that it is stacked with.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:

Activate SW Pac.

It's going to be Ardennes 44, in the Pacific...


343 9/8/2020 4:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Operations #50: 3 / Ha-Go: Burma Offensive
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Play as OPS on South seas
1.(19 A) Kavieng-hex 3420 2/6 ASP

I adjusted POW in Vassal.It was at 1 it must be on 2

It feels like hell is gonna burst loose now.
I hope Japan will be prepared.

PS did not sleep well tonight.Was thinking about the board position.This game is getting under my skin.

To Allies !
342 9/7/2020 5:44:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Over to the Japanese!
341 9/7/2020 5:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #69: 3 / S-Day: Invasion of Luzon

Message from Allies:
Return to hand as swap for PM Curtin after play of Pacific First card.
340 9/7/2020 5:41:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Discard Strategy card #3: 1 / Prime Minister Curtin
OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:

I will discard this card. Australian 9th Division will need to spend a bit more time fighting Nazis in the Mediterranean.
339 9/7/2020 5:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Will play this as an event to discard a card and draw one from discard pile. At this point, MacArthur bickering with Nimitz is the least of Allied concerns...
338 9/7/2020 5:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Attu Kisku must be something of a cool climate resort town.
Japanese troops already enjoying the fruits of their forthcoming victory.
337 9/6/2020 5:27:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #25: 3 / Operation KA: Battle for the Eastern Solomons
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Allied Tactical Confusion: US aircraft carrier naval units have their attack strength reduced by 2 for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Gold or oil found in Attu/Kisku??

Japan reinforces Attu/Kisku

38 A Sasebo -Atuu Kisku ASP 3/6
37 A Saigon-Rangoon
2 SN Kure-Davao
Mogami Kure-Davao
Soryu Kure-Saipan
27 AF Davao
14 A Manilla-Kure



336 9/5/2020 8:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Vassal file is in dropbox.
Over to the Japanese!
335 9/5/2020 8:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message * 4020 (Kavieng): [BB Washington] moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 4221 (Baka): CV Lexington moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* 3920: CV Wasp moves to 3720 (Wewak)
334 9/5/2020 8:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Incoming Allied landing craft get stuck on reef in broad daylight. Are cut to ribbons by accurate machine gun, mortar and artillery fire of 20,000 heavily entrenched IJA troops..
333 9/5/2020 8:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
8


Message from Allies:
Ground combat. Allies first.
332 9/5/2020 7:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Zuiho sunk. No damag1e to Allies.
331 9/5/2020 7:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from Allies:
Air/naval Kavieng. Allies first roll.
330 9/5/2020 2:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Reaction move

Zuiho and (19 A ) Kendari-Kavieng

I will let you roll the battle but Zuiho will die (can only hit with a 9 )and allies will loose the ground battle so the invasion fails.
Japan will save its firepower for later and decides for a minimal air/naval force.


329 9/5/2020 6:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Intell is intercept.

Reaction to follow later (I think that will be tomorrow for you )

328 9/5/2020 6:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Pentagon military planners have to take some big chances if the U.S. is to stay in this war. Very concerned to see the lights on all night in the State Department as civilians work on terms of negotiated settlment...

Over to Japanese for reaction.
327 9/5/2020 6:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
rolling for intell
need 5
326 9/5/2020 6:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
trying to create bb hex
3+2 need 5
325 9/5/2020 6:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
trying to create bb hex
3+2 need 5
324 9/5/2020 6:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
trying to create bb hex
3+2 need 5
323 9/5/2020 5:58:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
* 3822 (Lae): [BB Washington] moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 3822 (Lae): SF Brigade moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 3720 (Wewak): CV Wasp moves to 3920
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): CV Lexington moves to 4221 (Baka)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): 11AF Air joins Battle A
* 3920: CV Wasp joins Battle A
* 4221 (Baka): CV Lexington joins Battle A
322 9/5/2020 4:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #32: 3 / Operation I-Go: Air Offensive
Acitvation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air units may be activated. Air Shuttle: The Japanese gain a +1 die roll modification during air-naval combat if the battle is within 6 hexes of an inactive Japanese CV or CVL naval unit.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
On south for 3+1 is 4

1. Zuiho Batavia Makassar
2. 38 A Singapore-Sasebo
3.(25 A) Medan-Singapore
4. Soryu Miri - Kure

no battles. Japan is pulling back to a defense line.
321 9/5/2020 3:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Vassal file is in dropbox.
Over to the Japanese!
320 9/5/2020 3:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allied PBM:
* 4023 (D'Entrecasteaux): CV Lexington moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): CV Wasp moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 3921 (Gasmata): [BB Mississippi] moves to 3720 (Wewak)

319 9/5/2020 2:26:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Japanese defenses not alert for Allied operations in the Solomons.
No reaction possible
318 9/5/2020 2:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
trying to create battle hex in Gasmata

need 5+2 for ZOI
317 9/4/2020 9:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Over to the Japanese for reaction.
Vassal file is in dropbox.
316 9/4/2020 9:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #40: 3 / Operation Dexterity: New Britain Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if US SW HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
* 3727 (Townsville) : SW Pac HQ (Agreement) activate for 7 activations
* 3720 (Wewak): XI Corps moves to 3620 (Aitape)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): 1M Division, [BB Mississippi] moves to 3921 (Gasmata)
* 5321 (Funafuti): CV Lexington moves to 4023 (D'Entrecasteaux)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): CV Wasp joins Battle A
* 4023 (D'Entrecasteaux): CV Lexington joins Battle A
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): 11AF Air joins Battle A
* 3922 (Buna): 5AF Air joins Battle A
* Allied ASP Marker uses 2/4 ASP
315 9/4/2020 6:27:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message In entry 100 Nagato Made a pBM move from ,Singapore to Medan, which was inlegal.
Shall we say that it had to stay In Singapore?
Seems the most logical to me but I am open to other suggestions.

314 9/4/2020 6:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message You are abosutely right about Nagato.
But I'm not sure how to corrct this.
The closest legal port is Singapore.
But not sure how to handle this in a fair way.
What do you think?

313 9/4/2020 6:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Hi Bob, I think Nagato is not in a port hex. If so, I’ll wait for you to move it before playing Aillied turn.
Cheers, James
312 9/4/2020 6:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Replacement for X-Craft.
311 9/4/2020 6:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Replacement for Darter-Dace.
310 9/4/2020 6:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allies will now draw two replacement cards.
309 9/4/2020 6:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Nagato survives! (But during raid, Allied intelligence detects that Nagato is illegally parked in a non-port hex.).
308 9/4/2020 6:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
British X Craft stalk Nagato.
307 9/4/2020 6:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #78: 1 / Submarine Attack: British X Craft Attack Singapore
Play during an offensive before the beginning of the combat phase, or at the conclusion of the Offensive if no battle hexes are declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-7: Japanese lose one naval step (Allies chooses, can eliminated a unit). 8-9: No Effect. The target naval unit must be inactive and in a non-Japanese Islands port hex. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Targeting Nagato.
306 9/4/2020 6:00:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Shokaku takes one hit.
305 9/4/2020 5:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Roll on Shokaku sub attack.
304 9/4/2020 5:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
HYPO intercepts Shokaku re-basing plans - submarine cordon thrown around Ominato!
303 9/4/2020 5:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allies will play two attack reaction cards.
302 9/3/2020 11:14:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #76: 2 / Operation Tsurugi: Japan Attacks a B29 Base with Giretsu Airborne unit
Activation: Any HQ Logistics Value: 1 Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but only one brigade size ground unit may be activated. Bonus: If the Allied player has a B29 LRB unit within 8 hexes of Tokyo (3706) or in the China Air units box, the Japanese player rolls a die. On a die roll of: 0-4: Lose one B29 Air step* 5-9: No Effect *Japanese choice Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
Play on CF for 5 activations
Shokaku Tokyo- Ominato
(18 A) Tokyo -Ominato
2 SN Manilla- Kure
Mogami Miri- Kure
Kamikaze Truk-Rabaul

No battles.
Japanse staff is getting soft....

So over to Allies
301 9/2/2020 6:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Vassal file is in dropbox.
Over to the Japanese!
300 9/2/2020 6:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message * 3721 (Madang): 5AF Air moves to 3922 (Buna)
299 9/2/2020 5:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Takao could have survived on a 0 or 1, but 9 sinks it.
298 9/2/2020 5:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Rolling for air-naval in Wewak.
297 9/2/2020 10:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message intercept.
no reaction
Allied HQ'S fear was not correct.
Japanese just fall back to a more defense position.

I'm not sure that was a right decision of Japan, we wil see.
Over to Allies for PBM
296 9/2/2020 10:01:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
intell roll
Japan needs 4+2 ZOI
295 9/2/2020 6:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allies suspect a trap, but take the bait...
Over to the Japanese.
294 9/2/2020 6:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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) : SW Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates.
* 3621: I Corps moves to 3620 (Aitape)
* 3721 (Madang): XI Corps moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 3721 (Madang): 5AF Air joins Battle A
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): 11AF Air joins Battle A
* 3922 (Buna): 2 MAW moves to 3721 (Madang)
* 3721 (Madang): 2 MAW joins Battle A
* 3822 (Lae): 5AF LRB joins Battle A
293 9/1/2020 10:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #73: 2 / Ants: Japanese Barge Traffic Reinforcement
Activation: South or South Seas HQ only Logistics Value: 3 Bonus: If the Allies have not yet played the PT Boats event (Allied card 23) flip the Japanese ASP marker to its Barges side. The Japanese can use Japanese Barge movement until the Allied play of the PT Boats event cancels this capability. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
3SN Hollandia-Rabaul STRAT MOVE
27 AF Hollandia-Saipan
17 A Wewak-Hollandia STRAT MOVE
ED army Wewak -Hollandia STRAT MOVE
31 A Bougainvile-Hollandia STRAT MOVE

Japanse army cowardly evacuates Wewak and leave poor crew of Takao flotilla to defend the port and city.

No battles
Over to Allied HQ
292 9/1/2020 7:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Vassal file is in Dropbox.
Over to the Japanese!
291 9/1/2020 7:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message * 3922 (Buna): 11AF Air moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 3922 (Buna): 5AF Air moves to 3721 (Madang)
* 4122 (Woodlark): [BB Washington] moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 4122 (Woodlark): [BB Mississippi] moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* 4122 (Woodlark): 1M Division moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
290 9/1/2020 3:42:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Japan PBM
Akagi-Hollandia
Yamato-Ulithi
28 AF Kusaie
21 AF Palau
Hie-Truk

file in dropbox
289 8/31/2020 12:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Japan flips BB Washington.
leaves allies 43
japan 48

I fear for you the invasion has failed.
PBM follows later-busy with opening of the schools tomorrow
288 8/30/2020 5:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allies flip:
Hiel, Akagi, 21AF, 28AF.
Leaves 48 Japanese AD.
Allies need to pay more attention to dAttack strength / dHits when planning composition of future naval strike groups.
287 8/30/2020 5:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Allies score 26 hits
Japan scores 19 hits

Allies can assign hits.
286 8/30/2020 5:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Allies score 26 hits
Japan scores 19 hits

Allies can assign hits.
285 8/30/2020 5:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Allies score 26 hits
Japan scores 19 hits

Allies can assign hits.
284 8/30/2020 5:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Japanese:
Allied air/naval : 52
Japan air/naval : 73

first roll allies

283 8/30/2020 5:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Japanse reaction :
Activate South Seas

BB Yamoto Ulithi-Woodlark
BB Hiei Truk - Woodlark
CV Akagi Saipan- Woodlark
21 AF Palau-Gasmata attack Woodlark
28 AF Kusaie-Green attack Woodlark
Allied air/naval : 52
Japan air/naval : 73

282 8/30/2020 4:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Japan can react to battle in Woodlark.
Reaction follows later
281 8/30/2020 4:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
BB hex for special reaction created.
roll forn intell
5(+2)=7
280 8/30/2020 4:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
trying to create B hex in Woodlark

EC=5(+2) for ZOI
279 8/29/2020 9:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Over to the Japanese for reaction.
Vassal file is in Dropbox.
278 8/29/2020 9:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #69: 3 / S-Day: Invasion of Luzon
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Bonus: If the 11th Airborne Division is on an airfield, not activated, with ANY in supply US air unit, the 11th Airborne division can be placed on any unoccupied hex that is not in an unneutralized Japanese air ZOI and is within the extended range/normal LRB (including B29) range of the air unit that it is stacked with.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
* 3727 (Townsville) : SW Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates.
* 3721 (Madang): XIV Corps, I Corps moves to 3621
* 3822 (Lae): XI Corps moves to 3721 (Madang)
* 3822 (Lae): 2 MAW moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3822 (Lae): 5AF Air moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): 11AF Air moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): [BB Mississippi], 1M Division moves to 4122 (Woodlark)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): BB Washington moves to 4122 (Woodlark)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): SF Brigade moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 3922 (Buna): 2 MAW joins Battle A
* 3922 (Buna): 5AF Air joins Battle A
* 3922 (Buna): 11AF Air joins Battle A
* 4122 (Woodlark): 1M Division joins Battle A
* 4122 (Woodlark): [BB Mississippi] joins Battle A
* 4122 (Woodlark): BB Washington joins Battle A
277 8/29/2020 2:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

276 8/28/2020 5:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

275 8/28/2020 5:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message I think we can now draw strategy cards.
274 8/28/2020 5:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Poor hunting season for US subs.
Start war roll is a fail.
273 8/28/2020 5:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Strat war roll
272 8/28/2020 4:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Over to Japanese for replacements, then I think I must roll for strategic warfare.
I have placed the vassal file in Dropbox.
Cheers, James
271 8/28/2020 4:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message * CV Enterprise to 5100 (Dutch Harbor)
* 3724: SF Brigade moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 5AF LRB to 3822 (Lae)
* 5AF Air to 3822 (Lae)

270 8/27/2020 8:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message reinforcements
8 AD Iwo Jima
28 AF Kusaie
(33 A) Truk

to allies for replacements
269 8/27/2020 4:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message XXIV Corp ships out of Los Angeles, not New York.
Over to the Japanese for reinforcements.
I have placed the Vassal file in Folder 5 in Dropbox.
268 8/27/2020 4:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
US XXIV sent to Europe roll.
267 8/27/2020 4:45:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allied reinforcements:
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 2M Division moves to 5100 (Dutch Harbor)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: CA London moves to 1308 (Trincomalee)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: BB Washington moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 4 Ind Corps moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 2 MAW moves to 3822 (Lae)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 14AF LRB moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)

266 8/26/2020 5:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I already pressed the end button in ACts
265 8/26/2020 5:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese End Turn

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