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220 7/11/2020 6:13:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Rewind. You get to draw a card for your sub, so back to;

PBM - CV to Ulithi
No file for this
Your card

:)

219 7/11/2020 6:11:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Just in case you missed it, Ulithi is in range of Tokyo for VPs.
218 7/11/2020 6:10:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Oh, I just noticed you don't have any left, so I'll do the PBM and my next card.
217 7/11/2020 6:08:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Ouch x2. I seem to be saying that quite a bit this game.

PBM is to put the CV into Ulithi. No file, your card.
216 7/11/2020 6:01:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message pbm done
back to you
215 7/11/2020 6:00:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message sink Mass
214 7/11/2020 6:00:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
sub attack
213 7/11/2020 6:00:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message sorry only reduce Mass due to CV defence value
212 7/11/2020 5:59:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message reduce both allied ships

211 7/11/2020 5:58:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
8


Message from Japanese:
BHA
A/N
Allies: 26 +1drm
Axis: 26 +0drm
Allies roll first
Axis roll second
210 7/11/2020 5:49:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Comb Fleet HQ for 7 units
Mogami, Nagato, Junyo to 3815
resolution to come
209 7/11/2020 5:46:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message oh a few errors there, i will redo the moves in corrected log, as cant get to Ulithi as SR with no EZOI
208 7/11/2020 5:42:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Comb Fleet HQ for 7 units
Junyo to 3815 support BHA
Nagato, Mogami to Ulithi
35 Army to Ulithi
8AD to Palau
22AF to Okinawa
1AD to Iwo Jima
resolution to come in next message

207 7/11/2020 5:33:00 AM May-Aug 1943 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:
For the intercept
206 7/11/2020 5:32:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #86: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis
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: 0-7: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 8-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
for the reaction
205 7/11/2020 1:16:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message File up for reaction, noting you'll need a card to 'unsurpise' yourself.

204 7/11/2020 1:15:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message 3NZ -> Ulithi - No SR, out of ZOI - 1 ASP
Mass -> Truk - BHA
San Jac -> 3818 - (BHA)


203 7/11/2020 1:09:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
ANZAC 2+1 - Surprise attack
202 7/10/2020 3:24:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message pbm done
201 7/8/2020 8:15:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message File up for your PBM.
200 7/8/2020 8:14:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message AL PBM

Ent, Mass -> Gili Gili
Lex, Wash -> Guadalcanal
N. Carolina -> Espiritu Santo
2 MAW -> Efate
199 7/8/2020 8:10:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message JP=x0.5=18 hits
AL=x0.25=15 hits

Assume you will damage the CV but change if you want.

AL just damage the CA.

AL win A/N, amph turned back.
198 7/8/2020 8:06:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
0


Message from Allies:
BHA A/N

JP=36
AL=60 +1
197 7/8/2020 7:58:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message CPac 3+3

N. Carolina, Wash, Mass -> Noumea - BHA
Ent, Lex, 2 MAW -> Efate - (BHA)
196 7/8/2020 7:42:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
AL intel
195 7/8/2020 6:44:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 3 / New Operation Plan: Island Fortifications
The Japanese player gains a +1 ground combat die roll modification for the remainder of the game in any battle that occurs on a one hex island. Place the Japanese +1 Defensive Doctrine marker on the game turn track as a remainder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Activate South Seas HQ for 5 units
Takao, Zuiho, Yamato to Noumea BHA
Shokaku to 4627 to support BHA
1 SN Bde ASP to Noumea
back to you
194 7/6/2020 8:09:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message No file, noting we need to record your pass and my sub card.
193 7/6/2020 8:08:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
192 7/6/2020 8:08:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #80: 1 / New Submarine Doctrine: Japanese Escort Destruction Priority
The Japanese lose all Submarine Warfare modifiers, except defective torpedoes, for the remainder of the game. Remove the Japanese escort marker from the game. The play of this card supersedes the Event Bonus on Japanese cards 37 and 38 for the remainder of the game, even if they have not yet been played. . Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
After much indecision, I'm going to play this for the card draw. About 5 decent options, but I think this has the biggest potential.
191 7/4/2020 4:18:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message will play my pass
CBI looks doomed (for me)

190 7/3/2020 11:42:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message JP armies OOS. I guess the CH doesn't matter quite so much given the supply situation, but I'll take it.

+2 PoW.

No PBM, File up.

189 7/3/2020 11:34:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Wow. And this one actually does something.

AL damage Kor army.
188 7/3/2020 11:33:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
BHB A/N

AL=4 +3 - need CH
187 7/3/2020 11:33:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message AL=x1.0=0 hits

4AD elim
186 7/3/2020 11:32:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
BHA A/N

AL=10 +3
185 7/3/2020 8:46:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message i do not see it coming, back to you for the surprise attack
184 7/3/2020 8:46:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
intel dr
183 7/2/2020 6:28:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message File up for your reaction.

Thanks. I got 'virused' in April. That is, me and my whole team were stood down when the company cut project funding to nil. Since then, pickings have been very slim, I think I'm fortunate to have gotten this one in 'only' a couple of months.
182 7/2/2020 6:26:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message 15 corp -> Mandalay - BHA
SEAC AF -> Akyab - (BHA)
10AF LRB - (BHB)
181 7/2/2020 6:15:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #50: 2 / Tornado Taskforce: Hollandia Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3 Bonus, MacArthur's Navy: Applies only if SW PAC HQ is the activating HQ and US Inter-Service Rivalry is in effect. The allies may activate US Navy units OR US Army units and a maximum of one non-carrier US Naval unit.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Reckon that's far enough!

SEAC 3+1
180 7/2/2020 5:01:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Congratulations about the new job, no problem on the time you take for logs, all good
I have done retreat.
Game is very good but always demanding :)
file updated
179 7/2/2020 4:03:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message File up for your PBM. You need to make any adjustment you want to the assumed damage, and retreat the Chinese army a hex.
178 7/2/2020 4:01:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message AL PBM

Indomitable -> Madras
14AF (not 11AF as I mistaken wrote before) -> Akyab
177 7/2/2020 3:57:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
BHB A/N

JP=10 - need CH
176 7/2/2020 3:56:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message JP=x1.0=27 hits
AL=forget it

Assume you elim the Ind corp after the Chi army gets damaged.
175 7/2/2020 3:54:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
0


Message from Allies:
BHA ground

JP=27 -2
AL=13

So I need you to get a 4 or less and me to get a 7 or greater. I think the last time I did this in a roll I got the numbers but the wrong way around! :)
174 7/2/2020 3:53:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message JP=x0.5=15 hits
AL=x1.0=23 hits + CH

Assume you damage the CV
I elim 2AD and 3AD
173 7/2/2020 3:50:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
9


Message from Allies:
...and the actual dice roll
172 7/2/2020 3:49:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message BHA A/N

JP=30
AL=23 +1
171 7/2/2020 3:45:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Decisions, decisions...

11AF, SEAC LRB - (BHA)
Indomitable -> 1906 - (BHA)
170 7/2/2020 12:47:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message SEAC 2+1
169 7/2/2020 12:46:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
AL intel, anything but a 9
168 7/1/2020 7:57:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Ivan, I started a new job yesterday, so feeling the pressure of the early learning curve and dont have the time I did. Not stopping but I'll be slower with turns for a bit. Apologies.
167 6/30/2020 8:49:00 AM May-Aug 1943 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:
Activate South HQ for 6 units
3AD to Mandalay support BHA
27 attack Akyab BHB
4AD to Mandalay support BHA
2AD support BHA
Kor, 38 to Imphal BHA
file done
back to you
166 6/29/2020 7:52:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message 15 corp -> Akyab
1st Chi, 1st Ind -> Imphal

That is all. No combat. File up. Your card.
165 6/29/2020 7:47:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #82: 2 / China Offensive: Battle of Changsa-Hengyang
Move the China marker one box to the right toward the Stable Front box, unless this would put the China marker in the Stable Front box, in which case no effect.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Blast you. Trying to disrupt the glorious Allied liberation of the South Pacific.

SEAC 2+1
164 6/29/2020 4:38:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message pbm done
163 6/28/2020 4:13:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message This game is such an emotional roller-coaster :)
162 6/28/2020 4:07:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message No damage either way.

File up for your PBM.
161 6/28/2020 4:06:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Not enough.

AL=9 +1 - need CH
160 6/28/2020 4:05:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
BHC A/N

JP=10 +3
159 6/28/2020 4:05:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message JP=x2.0=72 hits
AL=x0.5=13 hits

JP elim AL units
AL damage 38 army
158 6/28/2020 4:02:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
0


Message from Allies:
BHB Ground

JP=36 -1 +2
AL=26
157 6/28/2020 4:01:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
BHB A/N

JP+10 +3 - need critical hit
156 6/28/2020 4:00:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Oh, thats a die roll :)
155 6/28/2020 4:00:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Yuck! Poo! Yuck!

BHA A/N
JP=10 +3 - need CH
154 6/28/2020 3:41:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
AL intel
153 6/28/2020 1:16:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #54: 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:
Back to CBI
Activate South HQ for 5 units
27AF to Rangoon attack Imphal BHA
38 & Kor Army to Mandalay BHB
4AD support BHB
2AD attack Jarhat BHC
back to you
152 6/27/2020 11:21:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Move permanently removed Strategy card to discard pile #65: 3 / MacArthur "moral obligation": US Invades Philippines

Message from Allies:
151 6/27/2020 11:21:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Not that it probably matters for us in a single year game, but I'll retrieve that card and 'discard' it. You never know, if the decks get reshuffled, I might happen on it again.
150 6/27/2020 11:19:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Oh phuq. That puts a dent in things.

We can use my previous file as you had no PBM, everything is the same as at that point in time .
149 6/27/2020 10:16:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message back to you to undo
148 6/27/2020 10:16:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #19: 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:
too cloudy for operations :(
147 6/27/2020 7:04:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message ...and I missed one.

Sangamon -> 3114 - (BHF)
146 6/27/2020 7:04:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Oh, and 2 ASPs used.

That looks suitably annoying, file up for reaction.
145 6/27/2020 7:02:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message 11AF LRB -> Madang - (BHA)
San Jacinto, 2M (moving together) -> Rabaul - BHB
Mass, N. Carolina -> Rabaul - BHB
1M , Washington -> Admiralty Islands - BHC
11AF -> Altape - (BHD)
Ent -> 4421 - (BHE)
144 6/27/2020 6:59:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #65: 3 / MacArthur "moral obligation": US Invades Philippines
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Conditions: This card may only be played as an event if at least one battle hex is declared in a Philippine hex. Bonus: This event ends a US inter-service rivalry. Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
I guess pull out a big gun. US ISR flipped (for the moment).

Macca 8+2
143 6/27/2020 2:34:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message ouch
no pbm
back to you
142 6/27/2020 12:08:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message File up for your PBM.
141 6/27/2020 12:08:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message AL PBM

Mass -> Guadalcanal
140 6/27/2020 12:05:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message JP=x1.0=36 hits

JP armies emlim
XI corp elim, 3 Aus corp elim, PM brigade survives
139 6/27/2020 12:03:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
BHD Ground

JP=36 -1
AL=36 +3

AL autokill JP, only rolling for JP
138 6/27/2020 12:01:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message JP=x0.5=4 hits
AL=x0.5=13 hits

6AD damaged
137 6/26/2020 11:59:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Allies:
BHD A/N

JP=8
AL=26
136 6/26/2020 11:59:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message JP=x0.5=4 hits
AL=x1.0=28 hits

50AF elim
135 6/26/2020 11:58:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from Allies:
BHC A/N

JP=8
AL=28 +1
134 6/26/2020 11:57:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message JP=x0.5=4 hits
AL=x1.0=26 hits

51 AF elim
133 6/26/2020 11:56:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from Allies:
BHB A/N

JP=8
AP=26 +1
132 6/26/2020 11:55:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message JP=x0.5=5 hits
AL=x0.5=11 hits

Damage 26AF
131 6/26/2020 11:54:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from Allies:
BHA A/N

JP=10
AL=22 +1
130 6/26/2020 11:49:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Mass -> Medang - BHA
XI corp -> Medang - BHA (1 ASP)
Aus AF - (BHD)
11AF - (BHB)

129 6/26/2020 11:44:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message ANZAC 3+1
128 6/26/2020 11:42:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
AL intel - anything but a 9
127 6/26/2020 11:41:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Hmmm, not quite what I wanted.
126 6/26/2020 11:40:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
125 6/26/2020 11:40:00 PM May-Aug 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:
Play this even if though there is no CA/CL/APD, and see what the draw brings.
124 6/26/2020 11:39:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Gutsy move! Could be excellent, or a disaster. BHD looks like a complete elim of both ground forces if the dice are average.
123 6/26/2020 9:07:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive 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:
Activate South Seas for 6 units
51AF, 26AF to Admiralty Is.
26AF BHA Lae
51AF BHB Hollandia
50AF to Gasmata BHC Gili Gili
19 Army to Medang BHD
17 Army ASP to Medang BHD
6AD support BHD
back to you

122 6/24/2020 6:16:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message AL PBM

Indomitable, Warspite -> Colombo

File up for your card - sorry about the dice rolls, pretty one-sided :(
121 6/24/2020 6:14:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
BHB A/N

JP=10 - need CH

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