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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
251 7/12/2020 10:32:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message PBM done, file 079 sent. To you.
250 7/12/2020 10:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message To you for PBM, file in arrive
249 7/12/2020 10:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Card 1/3
248 7/12/2020 10:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message No damage
247 7/12/2020 10:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Launched!
246 7/12/2020 10:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 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:
A torpedo against CV Wasp
245 7/12/2020 10:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Midway

(ED) dies, 1M Div flips
244 7/12/2020 10:01:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
0


Message from Japanese:
Midway Gr
All=24(+4) vs Jap=9(+3)
243 7/12/2020 9:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Oops, I intercept, but no reaction is possible, Midway is out of range.

Sorry for my mistake
242 7/12/2020 9:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
IDR<=2?
241 7/12/2020 9:47:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message You are right, the air unit cannot attack. It moves to Oahu instead. I hope you will fail interception, if I don't retake Midway I loose too many PoW and finally the game.
240 7/12/2020 9:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Be careful.

2MAW can't support Midway attack (2 hex range)
If I intercept, I may move an half corp that probably may sweep out the Marines

Any change?
239 7/12/2020 9:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message US return to Midway. To you for reaction. File 077 sent in D.
238 7/12/2020 9:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Allied Victory
Increase the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 1 1943: 1 1944: 2 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
CP HQ for 5 units of US Navy
237 7/12/2020 8:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Done.

Be careful with Hawai and Alaska. File sent
236 7/12/2020 8:52:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Wait a moment. We need a check of PoW.

I'll send a file
235 7/12/2020 8:49:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message élz, correct in your file
234 7/12/2020 8:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 9 to 8
233 7/12/2020 8:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message 27 Inf in Attu
232 7/12/2020 8:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Oops, wait a replacement forgotten
231 7/12/2020 8:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message No FO used. To you, file in arrive

PS: Escort lost
230 7/12/2020 8:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

229 7/12/2020 8:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

228 7/12/2020 8:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Successful.

6 cards, -1 ASP, +1 pass
227 7/12/2020 8:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
Submarine Warfare (+2)
226 7/12/2020 8:32:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Jap Repl: BB Yamato Palau
225 7/12/2020 8:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change US Political Will From 4 to 3
224 7/12/2020 2:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Ciao Nando! Allied replacement phase done. See 13.52 for Burma: surrender without control of Akyab is possible. File 074 sent.
223 7/10/2020 4:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Reinforcements placed, file sent
222 7/10/2020 4:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Burma still under Allied control (Akyab)
221 7/10/2020 4:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change US Political Will From 3 to 4
220 7/10/2020 3:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Ciao Nando! T4 End and T5 Allied Reinf. done.
Good night!
219 7/10/2020 3:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
XIV XXX in Europa?
218 7/10/2020 3:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies End Turn
217 7/10/2020 3:51:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 6 to 3
216 7/10/2020 2:06:00 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:
JP9
***
Event

HQ: yamamoto Kure
Log: 3+5=8

1) 14 Mandalay => 2007h
2) 2SN Bde Miri => Ulithi (SR)
3) 22AF Davao => Iwo Jima (PBM)
4) Kor Bangkok => Rangoon (SR)
5) (1AD) Guam => Marcus
6) BB Hiei Tokyo => Davao (SR)
7) (25) Ulithi => Kwajalein (SR)
8) CV Shokaku Ulithi => Samar

To you, for a check and to end the turn.

File in arrive
215 7/10/2020 1:08:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
JP8
***
Event

HQ: South Saigon
Log: 1+6=7

1) 14 Rangoon => Myitkyina => Mandalay
Burma Road closed
2) 25AF Kendari => Soerabaja
3) 3AD Soerabaja => Palau
4) CVL Ryujo Paņau => Manila
5) CV Soryu Saigon => Saipan (SR)
6) BB Nagato Miri => Davao
7) 4AD Kota Bharu => Saigon

No combat, no PBM, a file will follow after last card
214 7/9/2020 2:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message DE then PBM. To you. File 069 sent.
213 7/9/2020 2:32:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
US attack 46 +3
212 7/9/2020 1:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Surprise, to you, no file
211 7/9/2020 1:16:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
IDR<=4?
210 7/9/2020 7:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Attack on Guadalcanal with 4 naval units.
To you for reaction.
File 068 in D.
209 7/9/2020 7:17:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
SWP HQ
208 7/9/2020 2:57:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
JP6
+++
Ops

HQ: South Saigon
Log: 1+2=3

1) (15) 2109h => 2108h
2) (25) Singapore => Ulithi (SR)
3) (19) Koepang => Palau

To you, file sent
207 7/8/2020 11:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #75: 3 / Operation Detachment: Iwo Jima
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 Conditions: An Allied ground unit must make an amphibious move to a hex within 10 hexes of Tokyo or this card may only be used as an OC.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Ciao Nando! I just remove ANZAC HQ and put it in turn track. No file this round.
206 7/8/2020 5:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message No, only one HQ per card
205 7/8/2020 3:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Can I remove from map ANZAC HQ + SPac HQ with the same next card ?
204 7/8/2020 1:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message File sent
203 7/8/2020 7:52:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Air unit in Wewak has AZOC too...
202 7/8/2020 7:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Ciao Nando! I think air units in Port Moresby and Gili Gili permit supply of Admiralty Island, isn't it?
201 7/8/2020 2:43:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
JP6
***
Card in FO

File in arrive
200 7/7/2020 4:48:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message PBM done. File 064 in D. To you for next round.
199 7/7/2020 4:34:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Hollandia
24/28. BB Yamato and 13AF flip

My PBM:
my units back home

To you, file sent
198 7/7/2020 4:26:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
8


Message from Japanese:
A. Hollandia A/N
All=24 vs Jap=28
197 7/7/2020 4:25:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Intercept

HQ: SS Truk
Log: 2+3=5

1) (1AD) Guam => Biak, sup.(A)
2) BB Yamato Palau => Hollandia (A)

A. Hollandia A/N
All=24 vs Jap=28
196 7/7/2020 4:15:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
IDR<=5?
195 7/7/2020 12:17:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Just air attack on New Guinea. To you for reaction. File 062 in D.
194 7/6/2020 11:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #62: 3 / Operation King II: A-Day - "I Have Returned" Invasion of Leyte
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Conditions: may only be played as an event if at least one battle hex is declared in a Philippine hex. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Ciao Nando! ISR is a big problem for me
193 7/6/2020 4:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #26: 2 / Chiang Kai-shek: Anti Communist Offensive
Move the China marker one box to the left toward Government Collaped box. If moved into the Government Collapsed box China surrenders immediately. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
JP5
+++
Ops

HQ: South Saigon
Log: 1+2=3

1) 7AD Soerabaja => Rangoon (PBM)
2) 3AD Miri => Soerabaja
3) 3SN Bde Biak => Hollandia (ASP 4/5)

To you, file in arrive
192 7/6/2020 4:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message 4 Br. Air unit to Dacca and naval units to Columbo. No file. You can go to next round. Good night!
191 7/6/2020 3:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Rangoon
5AD down in flames.

To you for PBM, file in arrive
190 7/6/2020 3:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Rangoon A/N
All=20(+3)
189 7/6/2020 3:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
IDR<=4?
188 7/6/2020 3:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message The BB Warspite, if not in Rangoon, can't partecipate to the attack and your combat total is 20.

Any correction?
187 7/6/2020 3:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Op with SEAC. To you for reaction. File 058
186 7/6/2020 3:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #83: 2 / China Offensive: Battle for Central Honan
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:
185 7/6/2020 3:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message JP4
+++
My pass 1/1

No file, to you
184 7/6/2020 3:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Rabaul
10/20. 1AD, 7AF and 11AF flip.

My PBM:
(1AD) => Guam
2AD => Truk
BB Yamato => Palau
CV Shokaku => Ulithi

To you for PBM, file sent
183 7/6/2020 3:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
1


Message from Japanese:
A. Rabaul A/N
All=40 vs Jap=80
182 7/6/2020 3:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Intercept

HQ: SS Truk
Log: 2+2=4

1) BB Yamato Palau => Rabaul (A)
2) CV Shokaku Ulithi => 3918h, sup.(A)
3) 2AD Guam => Kavieng, sup.(A)
4) 1AD Truk => Kavieng, sup.(A)

A. Rabaul A/N
All=40 vs Jap=80


181 7/6/2020 2:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
IDR<=6?
180 7/6/2020 2:32:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Air attack on Rabaul. To you for reaction. 056 in D.
179 7/6/2020 2:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #54: 2 / Hurricane Taskforce: Biak Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
ANZAC HQ
178 7/6/2020 2:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message My PBM:
7AD back to Soerabaja.

No file, to you
177 7/6/2020 2:15:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Ciao Nando! No jap loss. To you for pbm. file 055 in D.
176 7/6/2020 2:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from Allies:
A-N A d1 Jap 8
d2 Brit 3
175 7/6/2020 2:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
reaction
174 7/6/2020 5:22:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #48: 3 / General Adachi: New Guinea Offensive
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated. Bonus: Neither the HQ nor the units being activated need to be in supply in order to be activated, but must be within HQ activation range.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
JP3
***
Event

HQ: South Saigon
Log: 1+5=6

1) 3SN Bde Sarong => Vogelkop (VP+1)
2) 38 Kuantan => Singapore (A)
3) (25) Khota Baru => Singapore (A)
4) 7AD Soerabaja => Palembang, sup.(A)
5) Kor Tjilatjap => Bangkok
6) (16) Batavia => Saipan (SR)

IDR<=7

A. Singapore A/N
Jap=8* vs All=3*

A. Singapore Gr
Jap=27(-2) vs All=3

To you, file sent
173 7/6/2020 4:50:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Card 2/3
172 7/6/2020 4:49:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #64: 2 / Weather: Halsey's Typhoon
Allied Offensive is canceled. All units are placed back at their starting locations. The Japanese player may reduce one full strength Allied CA or DD naval unit (Japanese player choice) that was activated for the canceled Offensive. This can only reduce, not eliminate, the naval unit. If none of the specified naval units are available, there is no additional effect. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Storm in Indian Ocean, offensive canceled and CA Exeter damaged
171 7/5/2020 1:15:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Ciao Nando! I'll try surprise again. You can react with a card at Rangoon and/or Sumatra. File in D.
170 7/5/2020 1:03:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive 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:
SEAC HQ
169 7/4/2020 3:06:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #38: 3 / Grand Escort Command: Improved Escort Organization
Activation: Combined Fleet HQ only Logistic Value: 2 Bonus: The Japanese player places the Escort marker on the game turn track on its +2 side or flips the escort marker to its +4 side if the marker is already in play on its +2 side. See Submarine Warfare for effects of this die roll modifier. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
JP2
***
Event

+2 escort

HQ: Yamamoto Kure
Log: 2+3=5

1) 5AD Clark Field => Rangoon
2) 14 Manila => Rangoon (SR)
3) (17) Manila => Eniwetok (SR)
4) 1SN Bde Guam => Sarong (ASP 1/5)
5) ED Tokyo => Midway (ASP 3/5)

To you, file in arrive
168 7/4/2020 2:03:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message CA Kent to Port Moresby. To you for next round.
167 7/4/2020 1:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Rabaul

7/4 => no loss

To you for PBM, file in arrive
166 7/4/2020 1:47:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Japanese:
A. Rabaul A/N
All=13(+3) vs Jap=?
165 7/4/2020 1:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message A risky attack, but no reaction => surprise!

164 7/4/2020 1:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message To you for reaction card and you can resolve A-N combat in Rabaul.
163 7/4/2020 1:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
162 7/4/2020 12:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Card 1/3
161 7/4/2020 12:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #80: 2 / Submarine Launched Air Attack on the Panama Canal: I-400
Allied Reinforcements for the next game turn are delayed. Place those reinforcements in the delay box when they arrive. If reinforcements are already delayed, there are no additional effects. Place the Panama Canal Attack marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
JP1
***
Event

To you, file in arrive
160 7/4/2020 7:56:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
To construct Imphal road and supply chinese units.
159 7/4/2020 7:46:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

158 7/4/2020 6:02:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

157 7/4/2020 5:58:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message To you, file in arrive
156 7/4/2020 5:58:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 12 to 9
155 7/4/2020 5:57:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Successful. -1 card, -1 ASP, +1 pass
154 7/4/2020 5:54:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Sub Warfare
153 7/4/2020 5:54:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Reinforcements:
27AF Biak
7AD Soerabaja
(37) Rabaul

Replacements:
28 Rangoon

You have to place your replacements
152 7/4/2020 5:39:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message To you for Reinforcement phase. file 045 in D.

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