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84 7/11/2020 10:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese End Turn
83 7/11/2020 10:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change US Political Will From 4 to 3
82 7/11/2020 10:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
JP will also save one for next turn.
Back to AP for R&R
-1 PW for loss of fleet.
81 7/11/2020 6:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
80 7/10/2020 5:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message JP reduces Kent, AUS AF remains at full strength

JP PBM
Kongo to Kav


Yamato to Admiralties


[Shokaku], Zuiho, and Hiei to Bougainville


[26th NAF] remains at Madang

25th NAF to Kavieng


79 7/10/2020 6:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allied PBM
[13th LRB] to Cairns

[13th AF] to Efate
78 7/10/2020 6:51:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Battle D
J: Sink Lexington
A: No damage
77 7/10/2020 6:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Battle C
J: Sink Wasp (welcome to knock out the air)
A: No damage
76 7/10/2020 6:49:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Battle B
J: eliminate 5th AF
A: no damage
75 7/10/2020 6:49:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Battle A

J: reduce Aus Air
A: reduce 26th AF
74 7/10/2020 6:48:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Summary

Battle A
J: 10 1x
A: 12 1x

Battle B
J: 23 .5x
A: 5 1x

Battle C
J: 25 .5x
A: 13 .5x

Battle D
J 27 1x
A: 8 .25x
73 7/10/2020 6:47:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
1


Message from Allies:
Battle D
J 27
A 8
72 7/10/2020 6:47:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Battle C (forgot to change it to 2, this is the Allied roll)
71 7/10/2020 6:46:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Battle C
J 25
A 13
70 7/10/2020 6:46:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from Allies:
Battle B
J 23
A 5
69 7/10/2020 6:45:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
8


Message from Allies:
Battle A
J 10
A 12
68 7/10/2020 6:44:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message SW Pac for 4 activations

Townsville: [CV Lexington] to 3926

Noumea: [CV Wasp] to Efate

Espiritu Santo: [13th AF] non LRB to Efate

Gili-Gili: [5th AF] non LRB to Buna

Port Moresby: [13th AF] LRB to Cape York

Battle A
J: 10
A: 12

Battle B
J: 23
A: 5

Battle C
J: 25
A: 13

Battle D
J 27
A: 8
67 7/8/2020 5:44:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Intel
66 7/7/2020 4:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
Event on CF (5+2)


Madang: 26th NAF attacks Port moresby-A


Gasmata: 25th NAF attacks Gili Gili-B


Admiralties: Kongo to Gili Gili-B (bonus, flips 5 AF)


Bougainville: Hiei to Noumea-C


Bougainville: Zuiho to 4725 attack Noumea-C


Bougainville: [Zuikaku] to 3926 attack Townsville-D


Kavieng: Yamato to Townsville-D
65 7/6/2020 10:17:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #13: 3 / Operation Watchtower: Guadalcanal Invasion

Message from Allies:
From the discard...
64 7/6/2020 10:16:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Discard Strategy card #32: 3 / Operation Reno II: Invasion of Rabaul
OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
63 7/6/2020 10:16:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
Everyone is out of ISR... we are dumping Reno II and pulling in Watchtower.
62 7/5/2020 11:45:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #20: 2 / Naval Battle of Guadalcanal

Message from Japanese:
61 7/5/2020 11:44:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Discard Strategy card #73: 2 / Ants: Japanese Barge Traffic Reinforcement
OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
60 7/5/2020 11:44:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #33: 2 / Imperial Intervention
This event ends a Japanese inter-service rivalry. Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the Japanese 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 Japanese 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).

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
59 7/4/2020 5:20:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message CA Kent remains in Port Moresby

(LRB) to Lae

Over to the JP
58 7/4/2020 2:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message LRB flips. No damage to JP.
JP PBM:
Kongo to Admiralties
Yamato to kavieng
Tenryu ENM to Hollandia

Back to AP for PBM
57 7/4/2020 2:21:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
0


Message from Japanese:
A/N Lae
AP 4

JP 55
56 7/4/2020 2:20:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Reaction with CF (2+2).


Bougainville: Kongo and Yamato to Lae-A


Bougainville: 25th NAF to Gasmata-A.


Kavieng: 26 NAF to Madang-A.
55 7/3/2020 5:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Intercept
54 7/3/2020 1:33:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #28: 2 / Operation Chronicle: Woodlark Island Operation
Actiavte: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Bonus: If ground units are landed on an unoccupied one hex island, prior to ANY reaction place an Allied control marker on all adjacent unoccupied one hex islands.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Woodlark as EC on Anzac HQ for 4 activations

Port Moresby: 3 Aus Corps to Lae, battle A

Townsville: CA Kent to Port Moresby

Gili Gili: 2 Aus Corps AA to 4022 (2/3 ASPs), no battle

Espiritu Santo: 13AF LRB to Gili Gili (via G'canal), battle [A]
53 7/2/2020 8:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message JP PBM

26 NAF to Kavieng.


All ships return to Bougainville.


Back to AP for next op.
52 7/2/2020 1:36:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allied PBM

[Lexington] to Townsville

[Wasp} to Noumea
51 7/2/2020 6:59:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Battle A: J 13 hits (assume flip Lexington), Allies flip Shokaku

Battle B: J 25 hits, sink Enterprise, Allies no damage

Battle C: J 6 hits, no damage, Allies 5 hits, no damage
50 7/2/2020 6:57:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Results

Battle A:
J 27 .5x
A 20 1x

Battle B
J 25 1x
A 8 .5x

Battle C
J 24 .25x
A 9 .5x
49 7/2/2020 6:55:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Allies:
Battle C Espiritu Santo

J 24

A 9
48 7/2/2020 6:55:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from Allies:
Battle B Noumea

J 25

A 8
47 7/2/2020 6:54:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from Allies:
Battle A
J 27

A 20
46 7/2/2020 6:54:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message SW Pac for 5 activations

Townsville: CV Lexington to 4646 battle A

Efate: [CV Wasp] to 4626 battle A

Noumea: CV Enterprise to 4628 battle B
45 7/1/2020 12:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Intel
44 6/30/2020 4:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
EVENT on CF (5+2)


Bougainville: Kongo to Efate-A


Bougainville: Shokaku to 4625, attack Efate-A


Bougainville: Hiei to Noumea-B


Bougainville: Zuiho to 4726, attack Noumea-B


Bougainville: Yamato to Espiritu Santo-C (flip 13 AF prior to A/N combat)


Kavieng: 26 NAF to New Georgia, attack Espiritu Santo at Range-C


Lae: SS Brigade SGT to Rabaul.
43 6/29/2020 9:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For JN25
42 6/29/2020 8:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message LRB eliminated. No loss to JP. No PBM for AP.

All active JP units PBM to Bougainville.
41 6/29/2020 8:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
7


Message from Japanese:
B: A/N
AP=4

JP=74
40 6/29/2020 8:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message A: [PM Brigade] takes Buna, PW 1
39 6/29/2020 8:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #84: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Event to Intercept

Combined Fleet (3+2)

Truk: Yamato, Hiei, Kongo to Lae-B

Truk: Zuiho and Shokaku to 3920-B
38 6/29/2020 9:17:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #21: 3 / Operation Cartwheel: Breaking the Bismark Barrier
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Cartwheel: ANZAC for 5 activations

Noumea: 3rd NZ to Port Moresby via Strategic Transport

Townsville: 2nd Aus Corps to Gili Gili via Strategic Transport


Cairns: 3rd Aus Corps to Port Moresby via Strategic Transport

Port Moresby: [PM Bde] to Buna, battle A

Darwin: 5th AF LRB to Gili Gili via Cape York attack Lae, battle B
37 6/28/2020 11:52:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message JP will PASS here.
Back to AP.
36 6/27/2020 5:57:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #27: 1 / Operation Vengeance: The Death Of Yamamoto
Immediately remove the Japanese Yamamoto Combined Fleet HQ from its current hex location and replace it with the Japanese Ozawa Combined Fleet HQ in that location. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Yamamoto is buried at sea...
35 6/26/2020 10:03:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 3 cards.

34 6/26/2020 9:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

33 6/26/2020 9:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message DR 2 + 1 defective torpedoes = 3 minus 4 = -1

Subs hit

JP 3 cards + 1 pass

Allies 4 cards

Over to the JP for FoQ Military Event option
32 6/26/2020 9:11:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Strategic Warfare (Subs)
31 6/26/2020 9:10:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allied Reinforcements
2+1 ASP=3ASP

Replacements

Darwin: 5th AF LRB to full

Gili Gili: XIVth Corps flips to full

Townsville: CV Lexington to full
30 6/23/2020 11:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Turn 4 JP Reinforcements/Replacements
Combined Fleet HQ to Rabaul
27th NAF to Palau
7 AD to Hollandia
Slightly out of sequence Replacements
Flip Yamato to full.

Over to AP for replacements and roll for subs. Reinforcements to delay box.
29 6/23/2020 11:00:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese End Turn
28 6/23/2020 11:00:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #29: 3 / Combined Fleet: Battle of Santa Cruz
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air and naval units may be activated. Effective Aerial Torpedo Tactics: Increase Japanese aircraft carrier naval units attack strength by 2 for the duration of the Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Pull CF to TT
27 6/22/2020 2:41:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
26 6/22/2020 10:13:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
25 6/21/2020 7:49:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Both Allied units move to Gili Gili
24 6/20/2020 6:34:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Draw for JN25.
Last draw (3) for JP this turn.
23 6/20/2020 6:20:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message LRB eliminated, no damage to JP
PBM:
21st NAF to Biak
Tenryu to Lae
22 6/20/2020 6:18:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
6


Message from Japanese:
B A/N Rabaul
AP=4

JP=50
21 6/20/2020 6:17:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Flip 1 JP Air, assume it will be Tainan?
No damage to AP, but invasion is turned back.
20 6/20/2020 6:15:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Japanese:
A Buna A/N
AP=10

JP=28
19 6/20/2020 6:12:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #49: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Condition changed to intercept.
Biak: 21st NAF to Admiralties (Rabaul battle hex)
Kavieng: 26 NAF (Buna battle hex)
Bougainville: 25 NAF (Buna battle hex)
Rabaul: Tenryu activates
18 6/20/2020 11:51:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Mark,
Can we place 5th LRB in Cape York? Currenttly not in range of Rabaul.
17 6/20/2020 11:40:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #46: 2 / Operation Brewer: Admiralty Is. Invasion
Activate: SW PAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 1 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Bonus: MacArthur's Navy - applies only if 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: 0

Message from Allies:
SW Pac for 3 activations; Surprise Attack

Cairns: 5th AF non-LRB to Port Moresby, attack Buna, battle A

Cairns: 5th AF LRB attack Rabaul, battle B

Cairns: [XIVth Corps] to Buna via AA, 1 ASP, battle A
16 6/18/2020 10:35:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change War in Europe value From 1 to -1
15 6/18/2020 10:34:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #51: 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:
WIE to -2.
Back to Team AP for next card.
14 6/17/2020 4:20:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Allied PBM

[CV Lexington]: Townsville
[CV Wasp] Efate
[CV Enterprise] Noumea
1st MAW: G'canal
13 6/16/2020 9:59:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For Subs
12 6/16/2020 9:59:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For Savo
11 6/16/2020 9:58:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message JP PBM:
21st NAF to Biak
26th NAF to Kavieng
25 NAF to Bougainville
10 6/16/2020 9:52:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message North Carolina takes two hits and sinks.

9 6/16/2020 9:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Target is North Carolina
8 6/16/2020 9:50:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Miss for AP.
Now will roll for subs.
7 6/16/2020 9:49:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
Rabaul

JP has 78 CS with bonus, auto eliminate Northampton.
Just rolling for AP, need a 1x to damage Kamikaze
6 6/16/2020 9:43:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Guadalcanal is auto, no damage to AP
5 6/16/2020 9:41:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #17: 2 / Japanese Counterattack at Savo Island
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Intercept. Conditions: Either air or naval units may be activated, but not both. Japanese Night Fighting Advantage: Japanese CA, CL and APD naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for all battles fought during the current Offensive. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Reacting with this, using NAF
Event on CF (3+3)
26 NAF Sarong to Lae
25 NAF (Lae) and 21st NAF react in place
4 6/16/2020 9:38:00 PM May-Aug 1942 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:
Playing this after combat
3 6/16/2020 2:22:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #13: 3 / Operation Watchtower: Guadalcanal Invasion
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Intelligence: Surprise Attack Conditions: A maximum of one ground unit may be activated for this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Watchtower is out of the FoQ allowing the Allies to go first.

CentPac for 8 activations. From memory not near a set.

Activate:

Noumea: 3x(CV) to Rennell Is, attack G’canal battle A

Noumea: BB NC + 1st Mar Div to battle A

Efate: 1st MAW to Espiritu Santo, no battle

Noumea: CA Northampton to Rabaul battle B

No eighth activation.
2 6/14/2020 10:39:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 2 cards.

1 6/13/2020 10:58:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 2 cards.

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