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375 7/15/2020 1:49:00 PM Spring 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #37: 4 / German Reinforcements
Place 1st FJ Army

Replacement points: GE: 3, AX: 1

Message from Axis:
AX3
374 7/15/2020 1:32:00 PM Spring 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #12: 3 / Bomber Command
Axis hand cap reduce by 2 for the next draw phase. PREREQ: Prior to Fall 44 maybe played as an event in Allied action rounds 1-5 only.

Message from Allied:
Allied Second

Unfortunately, no second yellow card to followup. I was hoping you might burn a good card and SR a bunch of units.

Axis draw 5 cards next turn.
373 7/15/2020 10:11:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Message AX2.

1 OPS.

PZAA to Tripoli (via Sousse). OKW MO done.
372 7/15/2020 9:10:00 AM Spring 1943 Allied Change Victory Points -1: from 31 to 30
Message from Allied:
Kharkov
371 7/15/2020 9:10:00 AM Spring 1943 Allied Message Voronezh: (SU Central) and (SU South) ad ance into Kharkov. SUa remains.

Voroshilovgrad: SU Kalinin to (SU Kalinin) to satisfy 3LF and it remains there with SU Bryansk. SU Tank advances to Kharkov to escape the SF marker without penalty
370 7/15/2020 9:03:00 AM Spring 1943 Allied Message "Didn't think Patton could be played as an OPS/Event before US3 is on the map."

No prerequisites on the card. It is however potentially more effective if US3 is on the map.

Casablanca is a yellow card, but it can only be layed as OPS/Event or Event if its conditions are met.

Nordlicht is a yellow card as well. Its condition allow, but do not require an attack on Leningrad. Same with Krum.
369 7/15/2020 8:28:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Message 4/3. Elim PZc. GE11 ret to Poltava. Losses and adv?
368 7/15/2020 8:27:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Axis:
Kharkov SU12L v GE6L.
367 7/15/2020 8:25:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Message 4/1. Elim 2 ITc, flip GEc to hold.
366 7/15/2020 8:25:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Axis:
Tunis AL4L v AX4S.
365 7/15/2020 8:23:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Message No effect.
364 7/15/2020 8:22:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Axis:
Buerat.
363 7/15/2020 8:21:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Message Didn't think Patton could be played as an OPS/Event before US3 is on the map.
362 7/14/2020 7:22:00 PM Spring 1943 Allied Message Note: PZAA can be rebuilt in Tripoli or Alexandria, not Tunis. It can however take a replace back to full strength in Tunisia.
361 7/14/2020 7:15:00 PM Spring 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #55: 5 / Patton
US3A may make a 2nd attack after completing a 1st attack. May advance a max of 2 spaces after 2nd combat.

Message from Allied:
Allied First - an unrestricted Yellow Card!

Combat El Agheila: BR8 and two CWc attack IT Mech in Buerat. IT Mech to EB, but one CWc might flip. BR8 to Homs passing through Tarhuna. Both CWc must stop in Buerat, one might be flipped.

Combat (2 OPs): Bone: BR1 and USc attack two ITc and GEc in Tunis. 4L vs 4s after mtn.

Combat Voronezh and Voroshilovgrad combining (2 ops): (SU Central), (SU South) and SUa in Voronezh attack GE11 and PZc in Kharkov. SU Kalinin, SU Bryansk, and SU Tank also attack Kharkov. 15l vs 6l becomes 12L vs 6L after Urban.

No second round of combat as US3 is not in play yet. Patton must still be a corps commander, not yet an army commander.
360 7/14/2020 3:40:00 PM Spring 1943 Axis Message PZ(c) back to RB. Flip GE(c) in RB.

RB. PZc 3(1)
GEc 3(2)
359 7/14/2020 3:17:00 PM Spring 1943 Allied Message Please revise replacements, limit two Panzer steps, you took three.
358 7/14/2020 2:43:00 PM Spring 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #35: 5 / German Reinforcements
Place [5th PzA]. Place 1x Pz corps ==> RB. PREREQ: Play after Speer

Message from Axis:
AX1.

Munich

RB3(2).
357 7/14/2020 2:41:00 PM Spring 1943 Axis Message OKW
SO

sf
Voroshilov
Kursk
Vyazma

356 7/14/2020 2:40:00 PM Spring 1943 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
4


Message from Axis:
MO.
355 7/14/2020 2:04:00 PM Spring 1943 Allied Message If Hitler Orders, Stand Fast on Tunis, Kharkov, and Smolensk.
354 7/14/2020 1:57:00 PM Spring 1943 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
353 7/14/2020 1:55:00 PM Spring 1943 Allied Message Replacements:

SU(2): SU Leningrad full in Valdai; SU West full in Vyazma.

US(1): Full.

BR(1): CWc full in El Agheila. Now full.
352 7/14/2020 1:53:00 PM Spring 1943 Allied Message Limit 2 PZ steps until the turn AFTER TK is played.


351 7/14/2020 11:17:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Message Will wait to roll MO after your RPs.

Spring Thaw.
350 7/14/2020 11:16:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
349 7/14/2020 11:15:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Message One change to RPs. Flip PZ(c) Leningrad to f/s and place PZ(c) in RB.

RB. PZc 2(2).
348 7/14/2020 11:14:00 AM Spring 1943 Axis Change Victory Points -1: from 32 to 31
Message from Axis:
Only 5 VP spaces in SU/Egypt.
347 7/14/2020 11:12:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis End Turn
346 7/14/2020 11:11:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Message Other than Bomb Plot it was quite fortunate for me your hand wasn't great that turn.

345 7/14/2020 11:09:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Message RPs GE2.

Flip (3)PZA Warsaw. PZc to RB.


RB. PZc 3(1),SSPZc 1, GEc 2(3), ITc 3, ROMc 2, HUNc 1.
344 7/14/2020 10:27:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Message Keeping last card. Replacements later, no access to map at the moment.
343 7/14/2020 10:26:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Discard Strategy card Message from Allied:
342 7/14/2020 10:25:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #8: 2 / Fortified Boxes
"+1 DRM" for Allied Units defending a desert space.

Replacement points: BR: 1, US: 1, SU: 2

Message from Allied:
Allied Sixth
341 7/14/2020 9:57:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #29: 2 / FW-190
Cancels effect of 8th Air Force played this turn. Add 1VP. PREREQ: May not be played after P-51 Mustang.

Replacement points: GE: 2, AX: 0

Message from Axis:
AX6.
340 7/14/2020 9:44:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 3 / Tito
Place YPA LCU in any space in Yugoslavia w a Partisan marker & No Axis units. PREREQ: Need a Partisan marker in Yugoslavia

Message from Allied:
Axis Fifth

Move Agedabia: BR8, (CWc), CWc to El Agheila.

Move Constantine (2 OPs, still full supply): BR1 to Bone; USc to Bone via Souse; other USc to Tebessa via Gafsa.

339 7/14/2020 9:35:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #27: 3 / Fall Zitadelle
Axis places 2 combat markers in any Axis occupied spaces. Su gets +2 DRM for def fire. Add 1VP if Ge PzA adv to capture any space in Su occupied by 2 or more LCU this round. Subtract 1VP if no such adv is made. PREREQ: Play after Hitler Takes Command.

Message from Axis:
AX5.

Novgorod. PZ(c) to Leningrad.

El Agheila. PZAA to Mareth, IT224 to Buerat.
338 7/14/2020 9:30:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Axis:

337 7/14/2020 9:28:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #30: 2 / Bulgaria Defects
Remove all BU units from the game. All spaces in Bugaria not occupied by an Axis unit become Allied. Place 1 Su Army ==> RB. PREREQ: Play after Romania Defects.

Message from Allied:
Allied fourth

Combat Algiers: two USc and BR1 attack (PZc) in Constantine.

5L vs 2s. (PZc) to EB. All advance, but a USc might flip.
336 7/14/2020 9:22:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #24: 3 / German Reinforcements
Place 1 PzC & 1 SS PzC ==> RB

Message from Axis:
AX4.

RB. PZc 2(1)

SSPZc 1
335 7/14/2020 9:11:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Change Victory Points +20: from 12 to 32
Message from Allied:
TK
334 7/14/2020 9:10:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Message Allied Third

Lend-Lease played.

Soviet Mech Reinf can be played starting next turn.

Reminder: The Axis 3 PZ step replacement starts next turn (turn after TK).
333 7/14/2020 9:08:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #26: 5 / Totaler Krieg!
If Axis VP 11+ add 20 VP. Axis may no longer win an Auto victory. Pz Rep limit increase to 3. PREREQ: Play after Hitler Takes Command.

Message from Axis:
AX3.

Too true, nerves on edge, but I got lucky at the expense of a really good card.
332 7/14/2020 9:06:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Discard random Strategy card Message from Axis:
331 7/14/2020 9:06:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Message A nerve wracking game this time around for the Axis!
330 7/14/2020 9:03:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #48: 2 / Bomb Plot
Axis player must randomly discard 1 card from his current hand. Axis must now pay 1 VP per unit (not space) to ignore Hitler Orders.

Message from Allied:
If I get lucky, you might say it is a cheap win, but you chose to play replacements a second time instead of HTC.

Allied Second.
329 7/14/2020 9:02:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Change Victory Points +2: from 10 to 12
Message from Axis:
Athens
Belgrade
328 7/14/2020 9:01:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #48: 2 / Heinrici
"+1 DRM" Def fire any Ge unit vs. Su attackers.

Message from Axis:
AX2.

Trieste. ITc to Belgrade

Salonika. BULc to Athens.
327 7/14/2020 8:59:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Message GEc trapped in Crete until Partisan sweep played to clear Athens.
326 7/14/2020 8:57:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Change Victory Points -2: from 12 to 10
Message from Allied:
Partisans placed in Athens and Belgrade.
325 7/14/2020 8:56:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Message Allied First

Partisans placed in Belgrade and Athens.
324 7/14/2020 8:56:00 AM Winter 1943 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 6 cards.
323 7/14/2020 8:55:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #9: 4 / Hitler Takes Command
Allow play of Totaler Krieg, Fall Blau, Zitadelle, Wacht am Rhein events. Prevents play of PzG Guderian. +2DRM to the Axis Order rolls.

Message from Axis:
AX1.

The idiot assumes command.
322 7/14/2020 8:55:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Message None
SO

sf Voroshilov Kursk Vyazma
321 7/14/2020 8:53:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Axis:
MO.
320 7/14/2020 8:53:00 AM Winter 1943 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
319 7/14/2020 8:53:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis End Turn
318 7/14/2020 8:53:00 AM Fall 1942 Auto Unplayed cards updated Total War cards added to deck.
317 7/14/2020 8:52:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Message Keeping last card.
316 7/14/2020 8:52:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Message RPs GE8 AX4.

AX. 2 x ITc to RB. RB3. Full.

GE. Flip GE(11)Dneprop,GE(2)Gomel, GE(18)Novgorod, (4)PZA Pskov. GE4, (3)PZA to Warsaw. 2 GE(c)s to RB. RB. GEc 2(3), PZc 1(1).
315 7/14/2020 8:51:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Message Just in case Husky happens next turn.
314 7/14/2020 8:51:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Message Remove US BH from Beach K.
313 7/14/2020 8:49:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Message Turn 8 coming up:

Axis must have Six VPs in SU by the end of the turn or take VP penalties. They currently hold five.

Soviets may build level two trenches and may entrench in any terrain.

Axis replacements limited to two cards a turn.

Allies may play two Partisans per partisan action (that means I could delay TK until action three).

No invasions in the Atlantic beaches (Winter).
312 7/14/2020 8:45:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Message Therefore, drawing six cards and claiming Lend-Lease as the Seventh.
311 7/14/2020 8:44:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Message My obvious claim for Allied hand going into Total War is Lend-Lease as that is the one critical event from the Blitzkrieg deck that has not been played yet.
310 7/14/2020 8:41:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Message Replacements

BR(1): BR1 full in Algiers.

US(1): Full.

SU(2): SU Bryansk full in Voroshilovgrad; SU Don full in Velikiye Luki.
309 7/14/2020 8:40:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #8: 2 / Fortified Boxes
"+1 DRM" for Allied Units defending a desert space.

Replacement points: BR: 1, US: 1, SU: 2

Message from Allied:
Allied Sixth
308 7/14/2020 8:39:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Message Interesting, holding HTC into next turn.

Maybe I'll draw bomb plot and get lucky!
307 7/14/2020 8:32:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #7: 5 / Hedgehogs
Place 3x lvl1 Trench markers in Full Supply spaces w Ge Armies in Su. All GE units in Su may use no retreat option this turn.

Replacement points: GE: 4, AX: 2

Message from Axis:
AX6.

More replacements needed.
306 7/14/2020 8:31:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Message I knew I had to hold on to Africa, to cushion the likely losses in the east, otherwise no TK and an early defeat.PZc losses were the price to pay. The stubborn defence of Kharkov has given me some breathing space.At one point I couldn't see how I could get to 11VPs, but I may now just crawl over the line.
305 7/14/2020 8:25:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #21: 4 / British Reinforcements
Replace Desert Army (must be on map in full supply) w 8th Army. Remove Desert Army from play. PREREQ: Play any turn following the turn US Build-up is played. Desert Army (5) must be in play

Message from Allied:
Allied Fifth

(BR Desert) in Agedabia replaced with BR8.

Unlike Soviet Mech Upgrades, this event does not require full strength for replacement (same as PZc to PZAA upgrade does not require full strength).


Was hoping to take Kharkov to make it harder for you to play HTC and TK. I might have skipped playing Torch this turn, but that did consume a log of OPs defending Tunisia that you could have used on the Easter Front to go grab some a VP.
304 7/14/2020 8:13:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Message Losses:

Agedabia: BR Desert to (BR Desert) and CWc to (CWc) for 5 LF.

Voronezh: SU Central to SU Central for 3 of 6 OF.

Voronshilovgrad: SU Bryansk to (SU Bryansk for 6 of 6.
303 7/14/2020 5:39:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Change Victory Points +1: from 11 to 12
Message from Axis:
Minsk.
302 7/14/2020 5:38:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #5: 4 / Panzergruppe Guderian
2nd PzA may make a 2nd attack this round after all combat have been completed. It may advance only 1 space after this 2nd combat. PREREQ: May not be played after Hitler takes command. May not be played during Spring Thaw.

Message from Axis:
AX5.

Chernigov. GEc only to Minsk.

Orsha. GE(2) to Gomel.

Odessa. ROM3 only to Nikopol.

301 7/14/2020 5:17:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Return Strategy card to hand #9: 4 / Hitler Takes Command

Message from Axis:
300 7/14/2020 5:16:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Move permanently removed Strategy card to discard pile #9: 4 / Hitler Takes Command

Message from Axis:
A rethink.
299 7/14/2020 5:13:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #9: 4 / Hitler Takes Command
Allow play of Totaler Krieg, Fall Blau, Zitadelle, Wacht am Rhein events. Prevents play of PzG Guderian. +2DRM to the Axis Order rolls.

Message from Axis:
AX5.
298 7/14/2020 5:12:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Message 2/5. Elim ITc. BR losses?
297 7/14/2020 5:11:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Axis:
El Agheila BR5L v GE6L.
296 7/14/2020 5:10:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Message 5/6. GE(4) and rep GEc elim. SU losses?
295 7/14/2020 5:09:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Axis:
Kharkov SU12L v GE9L.
294 7/13/2020 7:47:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #23: 4 / Clearing the Scheldt
Allows Allied use of Antwerp supply PREREQ: May play if the Allies control Antwerp.

Message from Allied:
Allied Fourth

Move Tula: SU Tank to Voroshilovgrad joining SU Kalinin and SU Bryansk already there.; other SU Tank to Vyazma joining SU Shock and (SU West) already there.

First Combat Voroshilovgrad (combined with Voronezh): SU Kalinin, SU Bryansk and SU Tank attack (GE4), GE11, and PZc in Kharkov.

Combat Voronezh( combined with Voroshilovgrad ): SUa, SU Central, and (SU South) attacking Kharkov. 15L vs 9L becomes 12L vs 9L after Urban adjustment.

Second Combat Agedabia: BR Desert and two CWc attack PZAA, IT Mech, and ITc in El Agneila. 5L vs 6L after swamp adjustment.
293 7/13/2020 2:56:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #21: 5 / Herkules
Place an Axis control marker on Malta. May trace full supply by sea to Tripoli/Tunis. PREREQ: May not be played if Allied units are in Benghazi or Algiers.

Replacement points: GE: 4, AX: 2

Message from Axis:
AX4.
292 7/13/2020 1:33:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #4: 4 / Soviet Reinforcements
Place 1st-6th Tank Armies ==> RB. PREREQ: Play 4 or more turns after Industrial Evacuation

Message from Allied:
Allied Third

Place three SU Tank in Moscow joining Stalin and the TR1 marker.

Place one SU Tank in Rostov joining (SU Steppe) and SU Shock in the TR1.

Place two SU Tank in Tula in the TR1 marker.
291 7/13/2020 1:09:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Change Victory Points +2: from 9 to 11
Message from Axis:
Tunis
Marseilles
290 7/13/2020 1:08:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #14: 5 / Fall Blau
Axis places 5 Combat markers in any axis ocupied spaces (include. Multi-nationality spaces). +1DRM for all attack vs. Su this round. Allows Axis attack Stalingrad, Maikop, Armavir. PREREQ: May play after Hitler Takes Command.

Message from Axis:
AX3.

GEc Belgrade to Pskov

GEc Brest to Tunis (via Marseilles).

GEc Athens to Tripoli

ITc Albania to Tunis

ITc Zagreb to Tunis.
289 7/13/2020 8:26:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Message Valdai: Flip SU Leningrad and SUa to satisfy 4 LF.
288 7/13/2020 8:24:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Message Oh, missed that you changed the losses later (BR1) and two USc remain in Algiers.

(PZc) in Constantine and other (PZc) to EB. No axis units in Gafsa or Sousse.
287 7/13/2020 8:23:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Message Algiers: (BR1) advances to Tebessa; Both USc being mechanized mus stop in Constantine, but at least that keeps them in full supply.
286 7/13/2020 4:03:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Message 3/5 Flip 4PZA,flip DON.
285 7/13/2020 4:03:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Axis:
Pskov SU5L+1 v GE6L.
284 7/13/2020 4:02:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Message 3/4. Flip GE18. SU losses?
283 7/13/2020 4:02:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Axis:
Novgorod SU9L v GE6L.
282 7/13/2020 4:01:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Message change. Elim PZ(c) to hold.
281 7/13/2020 3:56:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Message 5/1. Flip both PZcs. PZc ret to Gatsa and Sousse. Adv?
280 7/13/2020 3:53:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Axis:
Constantine AL5L v GE6S.
279 7/12/2020 8:39:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message I am assuming your moves to Costantine went through Gagsa with one unit and Sousse with the other.

Tunis and Bone are the only remaining neutral spaces in Vichy North Africa.
278 7/12/2020 8:36:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message Move assumes Bryansk is empty (in case I missed a move).
277 7/12/2020 8:35:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Combat #17: 2 / Zhukov
"+1DRM" for Su Offensive or Def fire.

Message from Allied:
+1 vs Pskov.
276 7/12/2020 8:35:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message OPs

Move Oran: two USc to Algiers.

Move Moscow: SU Volkhov to Zabore joining SUa; SUa to Krusk joining SU Stalingrad and SU Shock.

Combat Algiers: (BR1) and two USc attack two PZc in Costantine. 5L vs 6s after Mtn adjustment.

Combat Novgorod: SU Leningrad, SUa, and SU Shock attack GE16 and (PZc) in Novgorod. 9L vs 6L.

Combat Velikiye Luki: SU Don and SU Reserve attack PZ3 in Pskov. 5L+1cc vs 5L after Swamp/CC.


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