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876 8/31/2020 5:30:00 AM Master ID = 20699 Game Deleted
875 8/30/2020 1:24:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message I never seem to get sick of BTB. I guess i has a lot of variation between games, even though the allies have a hard time of it (usually). VP bidding helps their chances, but there a lot of games where they cannot get into Greater Germany by the end of the game and taking a couple Wehrkreis to reduce replacements is critical to finish them off.

I could play another, or we could do Paths of Glory.

I am not a fan of Wilderness War. Seems like the card luck really can shift the balance of the game, in my opinion.

I played For the People a ton and got sick of it, but it has been long enough, I could play that again.

Twilight Struggle is not really a war game, but has a lot of interesting strategy twists.

Never tried Empire of the Sun, the rule seem a bit daunting, but if you like it and and coach me through it, I'd give it a go.

Pursuit of Glory is something I never tried, but would give it a shot.


874 8/30/2020 9:53:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message Agree. Those lousy dice the Allies rolled twice on Calais determined the game. An Allied landing at that point no doubt would have led to an Allied win. The Axis attack on Russia in 1941 fizzled out early which gave no breathing space to the Axis retreat. With Calais, the Allies would have won with some ease.

I'm ok for another if you wish, or we could try another game. Let me know.

873 8/30/2020 9:35:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Big factor in this game was my poor results attacking Calais and the arrival of Atlantic Wall before I could take it.

Still, I thought it was an interesting game, just enough factors leaving too little time to finish the axis.
872 8/30/2020 9:31:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Change Victory Points +1: from 4 to 5
Message from Allied:
Attrition: Antwerp goes back to Axis.
871 8/30/2020 9:30:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Change Victory Points -2: from 6 to 4
Message from Allied:
Allied Sixth - best I can do with only a 2 OP card. With a 3 OP card I could move the SU T to Paris and attack Nevers to link up supply. But even that would only net 1 VP instead of 2.

Partisans in Paris and Bordeaux
870 8/30/2020 5:56:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Change Victory Points +1: from 5 to 6
Message from Axis:
Saar.
869 8/30/2020 5:55:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 2PZA moves to Calais via Frankfurt Saar Ardennes Rheims.

GE units in France back in supply.
868 8/30/2020 5:48:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #30: 2 / Kesselring
"+1 DRM" for def fire for Ge units in Italy/Scily.

Message from Axis:
AX6.

Nuremberg. 2PZA to Calais.

Ostrava. (4)PZA to Nuremberg.

867 8/29/2020 11:50:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message I am thinking the Soviet unit would still be removed, but if the spaces has supply to a beach head or Naples or other source, it would remain in Allied control.

Interpretation: The Soviet unit overwhelmed by the abundance of Western Allied supplies, defect against their commissars and cease to be an effective fighting force.
866 8/29/2020 11:45:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Beach E: flip CND1 and BRc for 5 LF.
865 8/29/2020 6:21:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Change Victory Points -1: from 6 to 5
Message from Axis:
Saar
864 8/29/2020 6:21:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Return Strategy card to hand #30: 2 / Kesselring

Message from Axis:
A rethink.

If SU Tank on Antwerp is OOS and elim at the end of the turn, does Antwerp revert to AX control?
863 8/29/2020 6:08:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Change Victory Points +1: from 5 to 6
Message from Axis:
Saar
862 8/29/2020 6:07:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #30: 2 / Kesselring
"+1 DRM" for def fire for Ge units in Italy/Scily.

Message from Axis:
AX6.

Munich. PZc to Holland ( through Stuttgart Saar Ardennes Ruhr). France back in supply.

Ostrava. (4)PZA to Munich.
861 8/29/2020 5:52:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 3/5. Flip FJ. AL losses?
860 8/29/2020 5:52:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Calais AL6L v GE5L.
859 8/29/2020 5:51:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 0/1 flip FRc.
858 8/29/2020 5:50:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Nevers AL2S v GE0S.
857 8/28/2020 11:14:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message Correction: Nevers is OOS. So attack on Nevers is 2s vs 0s.
856 8/28/2020 11:13:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Change Victory Points -1: from 6 to 5
Message from Allied:
Antwerp
855 8/28/2020 11:13:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #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 Fifth

Move Saar: SU Tank to Antwerp passing through Ardennes putting all Axis units in France OOS.

Combat Lyon: FRc attacks (GEc) in Neers. 2s to 1s. FRc advances in if able.
and OOS adustments.

Combat Beach E: CND1, BRc, and CWc attack 1FJ in Calsis. 6L vs 5L after TR


854 8/28/2020 7:27:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message 3/3

Lyon: (FR1) to FRc.

Dijon: PZ5 to (PZ5).
853 8/28/2020 7:26:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
Dijon att Lyons 9L v 2L.
852 8/28/2020 4:04:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #55: 3 / National Redoubt
Place the National Redoubt supply marker in Munich. It now counts as a normal Axis Supply Center for ALL purposes. PREREQ: May not be played after the Bunker

Message from Axis:
AX5.

Lodz. GE11 to Stettin, GE(17) to Kustrin.

Calais. 5PZA only to Dijon.

Dijon att Lyons 9L v 2L.
851 8/28/2020 6:54:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Agree on Axis RB, The two flipped GEc there were moved out of place accidentally. Corrected.
850 8/28/2020 5:05:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message On my map GE RB now at GEc 1(2), PZc at 1(1). Agree?

At this point we need to be the same.
849 8/27/2020 9:55:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message Standfast removed from Brest Litovsk (all units advanced out).
848 8/27/2020 9:51:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Change Victory Points -1: from 7 to 6
Message from Allied:
Warsaw
847 8/27/2020 9:49:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message Brest Litovsk: SU 2Bel flips for 3LF. (SU 2Bel) and SU Shock advance into Warsaw.

Lublin: SU 3Bal to Thorn.

Konigsberg and Masurian Lakes in limited supply via port in Konigsberg.

Supply threat on Norway, Denmark and Prussia with move from Thorn to Hamburg.


846 8/27/2020 9:46:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message GEc RB now <1,0>.
845 8/27/2020 10:07:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 5/3. GE(2) and rep GEc elim. Losses and adv?
844 8/27/2020 10:06:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Warsaw SU6L v GE3L.
843 8/25/2020 2:38:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #46: 3 / Shingle
Beachheads: Allied K-U. 1xBr Corps, 1xUS Corps. PREREQ: US Build-Up. May not play if US7A is on the map.

Message from Allied:
Allied Fourth

Move Marseilles: (FR1) to Lyon passing through Grenoble. (US7) passes through Narbonne and back to Marseilles. Continued supply threats on France via Lyon and SU Tank in Saar.

Combat Brest Litovsk (combines with Lublin): SU 2Bel and SU Shock attacks (GE2) in Warsaw.

Combat Lublsin: SU 3Bal also attacks Warsaw. 12L vs 3L becomes 6L vs 3L after River and Urban.
842 8/25/2020 10:53:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #29: 2 / FW-190
Cancels effect of 8th Air Force played this turn. Add 1VP. PREREQ: May not be played after P-51 Mustang.

Message from Axis:
AX4.

Milan GE16 to Villach.

Villach. PZc to Milan.
841 8/25/2020 9:56:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Bialystok: Flip one SU Tank and SU 2Bal for 5LF.

CC discarded!
840 8/25/2020 5:17:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 4/5. Flip GE2. SU losses?
839 8/25/2020 5:16:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Warsaw SU9L+1 v GE5L.
838 8/24/2020 11:36:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message Combat Bialystok (combines with Bialystok): SU 2Bal and two SU Tank attack GE2 in Warsaw.

Combat Brest Litovsk: SU 2Bel and SU Shock also attacks Warsaw. 15L vs 5L becomes 9L+1cc vs 5L after River and Urban adjustments.
837 8/24/2020 11:35:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message Reuse Zhokov for +1 on Warsaw.
836 8/24/2020 11:31:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Change Victory Points -1: from 8 to 7
Message from Allied:
Saar.
835 8/24/2020 11:31:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #16: 5 / Sledgehammer
Beach head: Allied A-B,D. [Br1A], 2x US Corps. PREREQ: Play after US Build-Up. May not play after Torch.

Message from Allied:
Allied Third

Move Belgrade: US5 to Graz passing through Sarjevo, Brod and Zagreb.

Move Sofia: (SU South) to Brod.

Move Frankfurt (OOS, 2 MPs): SU Tank to Saar passing through Stuttgart. Trenches removed from Stuttgart and Saar. Supply threat on all Axis units in France.

Combat Bialystok (combines with Bialystok): SU 2Bal and two SU Tank attack GE2 in Warsaw.

Combat Brest Litovsk: SU 2Bel and SU Shock also attacks Warsaw. 15L vs 5L becomes 9L vs 5L after River and Urban adjustments.
834 8/24/2020 6:40:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message Should read
PZc to Villach
GEc Calais to Ruhr
833 8/24/2020 6:39:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #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.

La Spezia. GE16 to Milan.

Grenoble. PZc to illach.

Graaz. 2PZA to Munich

Munich att Nuremberg. SU(a) elim.2PZA adv to Nuremberg

Cali. GEc to Ruhr
832 8/24/2020 9:10:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Miskolc: SU Shock to EB and SU Tank flips for 4 LF.
831 8/23/2020 11:23:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 4/4. Flip 4PZA, elim GE(c). SU losses?
830 8/23/2020 11:21:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Ostrava SU9L+1 v GE6L.
829 8/23/2020 9:36:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Zhukov CC retained.
828 8/23/2020 9:35:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Linz gets an Allied control marker with the advances to Nurnberg and Frankfurt.
827 8/23/2020 9:35:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Lince gets an Allied control marker with the advances to Nurnberg and Frankfurt.
826 8/23/2020 9:34:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message The Soviet mech front passed through Pecs on the way to Vienna.
825 8/23/2020 9:33:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Vienna: (SU Stalingrad) to SUa to (SUa) for 4 LF. (SUa) advances to Nurnberg. SU Tank advances to Frankfort. SU Shock remains. Supply threat to Italy and France with Frankfort to Holland which is in 2 space range (reachable even if OOS).

Budapest: after destroying HUc in Pecs, SU 2Ukr advances to Vienna joining SU Shock.

Acknowledged supply threat at Budapest which is reachable by the PZc in Munich or PZ2 in Graz.

You may now resolve the Ostrava attack.
824 8/22/2020 10:50:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 6/4. 3PZA to PZc.

Ret to Munich.

Loses and adv?
823 8/22/2020 10:49:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Linz SU9L+1 v GE5L.
822 8/22/2020 10:40:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Combat #17: 2 / Zhukov
"+1DRM" for Su Offensive or Def fire.

Message from Allied:
+1 attack on Linz, can be reused if Soviets win.
821 8/22/2020 10:40:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Combat #20: 2 / Paradrop
"+1DRM" for Offensive fire. Maybe used once per turn only.

Message from Allied:
+1 attack on Ostrava, cannot be reused.
820 8/22/2020 10:40:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #33: 5 / Overlord
Beach Heads: BR & US, or 1 Allied Beaches: A-I. Br2A, US1A, place 1xBr Corps, 2xUS Corps==>RB PREREQ: Play after US Build-Up. May not play before turn 13 or after Round-Up.

Message from Allied:
Allied Second

Move Larissa: US5 to Belgrade (only path goes through spaces already allied).

Move Kolomyja: SU Tank to Vienna.

Combat Vienna (resolve first): (SU Stalingrad), SU Shocck, and SU Tank attack Linz. 9L+1 cc vs 5L.

Combat Budapet(resolve second): SU 2Ukr attacks HUc in Pecs. 5L vs 1s. AV. Advance depends on outcome of first battle. Pause at this point as advances might affect retreat routes for Ostrava.

Combat Miskolc (last): SU 1Bel, SU Tank, and SU Shock attack PZ4 and (GEc) in Ostrava. 9L+1 CC vs 6L.
819 8/22/2020 8:10:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message Flip GE17 Wasaw.

Adv GE(17), GE11 Breslau to Lodz.

PZc stands Breslau
GE2 stands Warsaw.
818 8/22/2020 2:26:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Actually, you needed to include the PZc (a mech unit) to combine attacks with the two spaces, but it did not matter since I only scored 3 LF. You still only flip an LCU.
817 8/22/2020 2:22:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message SUa RB now <8,1>.
816 8/22/2020 2:21:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message 4/3

Lodz: (SU 3Ukr) to SUa to (SUa). (SUa) and (SU 4Ukr) retreat to Krakow.

Losses and retreat?
815 8/22/2020 2:20:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
Warsaw and Breslau att Lodz 15L v 6L. (LCUs only).
814 8/21/2020 10:30:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message For Lodz attack, full armies only. PZc in Breslau not involve. Still 15 v 6.
813 8/21/2020 10:29:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message ok, fixed.
812 8/21/2020 9:40:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message " 721 8/16/2020 5:29:00 AM Winter 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #53: 4 / Wacht am Rhein

...

Tarnow. GE(c) to Posen.
811 8/21/2020 9:39:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message "718 8/15/2020 11:32:00 AM Winter 1945 Axis Message 6/3. 3PZA to PZc. Ret to Lodz. ..."
810 8/21/2020 9:38:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #41: 3 / Panther
"+1 DRM" off or Def fire w Ge Pz units.

Message from Axis:
AX2.

Warsaw and Breslau att Lodz 15L v 6L.

Verona. PZc to Prague

809 8/21/2020 9:38:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message I had a (GEc) in Posen and a PZc in Lodz and the Log appears to agree. I think you need put a PZc in the EB, keep the GE11 full, and put a (GEc) in Posen.
808 8/21/2020 9:34:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message What do you have in Posen?
807 8/21/2020 9:34:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Return Strategy card to hand #41: 3 / Panther

Message from Axis:
A change
806 8/21/2020 9:33:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #41: 3 / Panther
"+1 DRM" off or Def fire w Ge Pz units.

Message from Axis:
AX2.

Ostrava. GE(c) to Prague, 4PZA to Posen.

Graz and Linz att Vienna 9L v 6L.
805 8/21/2020 9:28:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Change Victory Points -1: from 9 to 8
Message from Allied:
Vienna
804 8/21/2020 9:28:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Krakow: SU 4Ukr flips for 3 LF. (SU 4Ukr) and (SU 3Ukr) advance into Lodz. SU 1Bel remains in Krakow.
803 8/21/2020 9:27:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message PZc
802 8/21/2020 9:25:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message What do you have in Posen?
801 8/21/2020 9:23:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Budapest: SU Stalingrad flips for 3 LF. (SU Stalingrad)and SU Shock advance into Vienna. SU 2Ukr remains.
800 8/21/2020 9:07:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 4/3. Flip GE11, elim GE(c).

GE(11)ret to Breslau.

Losses and adv?
799 8/21/2020 9:05:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Lodz SU12L v GE6L.
798 8/21/2020 9:03:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 4/3.Elim PZc. 3PZA ret to Linz. Losses and adv?
797 8/21/2020 9:01:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Vienna SU12L v GE6L.
796 8/21/2020 9:00:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message Assuming you mean Krakow (not Tarnow) for Chernovitsi move and Lodz attack.
795 8/21/2020 8:45:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #25: 5 / Enigma
The Axis player must show the Allied player his hand. PREREQ: May not be played if Allies control any space in Greater Germany. May not play during Spring Thaw.

Message from Allied:
Allied First - cannot play as event because I control Krakow.

Move Slovakia: SU 1Bel, SU Shock and SU Tank to Miskolc.

Moving Chernovitsi: SU 1Ukr to Tarnow.

Move Nis: SU 2Ukr to Budapest passing through Belgrade and Szeged. Partisan removed from Belgrade.

Combat Budapest: SU 2Ukr, SU Stalingrad, and SU Shock attack PZ3 and PZc in Vienna. 12L vs 6L.

Combat Tarnow: SU 1Ukr, SU 4Ukr, and (SU 3Ukr) attack GE11 and PZc in Lodz. 12L vs 6L.
794 8/21/2020 8:30:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #6: 4 / Panzer Refit
Flip any 3 reduced strength Pz units (Army or corps) to their unreduced sides. No space containing an affected Pz unit may be activated this round. PREREQ: May not be played during Spring Thaw.

Message from Axis:
AX1.

Miskolcz. GE11 to Lodz.

Ruhr. 3PZA to Vienna.

Brod. 2PZA to Graz.

La Spezia. GE14 only to Trieste.
793 8/21/2020 8:29:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Trieste should be marked as Axis during some attrition phase (wasn't on my map).
792 8/21/2020 8:23:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Hitler Orders: Standfast on Konigsberg, Masurian Lakes, and Warsaw again.
791 8/21/2020 8:23:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message sf Insterberg B.Lit Bialystok
790 8/21/2020 8:22:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
MO.
789 8/21/2020 8:22:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 6 cards.
788 8/21/2020 8:22:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 8 to replenish hand to 8 cards.NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
787 8/21/2020 8:21:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Axis draw 6, Allies 8.
786 8/21/2020 8:21:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message Meant Ostrava.
785 8/21/2020 8:20:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis End Turn
784 8/21/2020 8:19:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message Revise retreat to one space (difference 1LF).

Tarnow: SU 3Ukr to (SU 3Ukr) to satisfy 3 LF. SU 4Ukr and (SU 3Ukr) advance into Krakow. SUa remains.
783 8/21/2020 8:17:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Message 4/3. GE(6) to GE(c), ret both to Brun. Losses and adv?
782 8/21/2020 8:16:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Change Victory Points -1: from 10 to 9
Message from Allied:
Budapest
781 8/21/2020 8:16:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message Debrecen: SU Stalingrad and SU Shock advance into Budapest. SU Tank flips for 2 LF and remains.

(HUc) in Cluj was removed OOS after your last action and an allied control marker was placed there.
780 8/21/2020 8:15:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Krakow SU9L v GE6L+1.
779 8/21/2020 8:14:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Message 5/2. HUN3 elim (no rep HUNc). Losses and adv?
778 8/21/2020 8:12:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #51: 2 / Yalta
Subtract 1 VP. Allow play of Thunderclap. PREREQ: Play if Allied control all VP spaces in Su & 1 or more in Greater Germany.

Message from Allied:
Allied Sixth - a yellow card, but I have no VPs in Greater Germany to satisfy the event, so I must play it for OPs. Hard to save a 2 OP card for a shot at one VP.

Combat Debrecen: SU Salingrad, SU Tank, and SU Shock attack HU3 in Budapest. 6L vs 2L after Urban shift.

Combat Tarnow: SU 3Ukr, SU 4Ukr, and SUa attack (GE6) and PZ4 with Tiger CC in Krakow. 9L vs 6L+1 after River.
777 8/21/2020 8:12:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Budapest SU6L v AX2L.

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