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97 8/14/2020 5:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #22: 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:
As a 2 OC on South for 3 Activations
96 8/13/2020 7:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message After you're PBM, I'll use my 2nd Pass, so you can go straight into your Card-6 play.
95 8/13/2020 7:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Ground Battle A; Japanese 9 (with support)

94 8/13/2020 7:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Surprise attack A/N Battle A; Japanese 23

93 8/13/2020 7:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Balikpapan Intel roll. Need <3

92 8/13/2020 11:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #24: 1 / Submarine Attack
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: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 5-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
As a 1 OC on Combined Fleet for 4 Activations
91 8/13/2020 9:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I'll use my 1st Pass here, no file sent.

90 8/12/2020 10:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
8


Message from Allies:
Battle A_ground; Japanese 18 (with support) vs Dutch 6
89 8/12/2020 10:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Same again for the Dutch

88 8/12/2020 10:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Battle A; Japanese 33 vs Dutch 4

87 8/12/2020 10:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message At least it can shoot back.

86 8/12/2020 10:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Kamikaze Intel roll. Need <4 (Dutch Air does not have a ZOI as it is oos)

85 8/12/2020 7:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #66: 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:
As an OC on South
84 8/10/2020 10:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #32: 3 / Operation Reno II: Invasion of Rabaul
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 7 if US SW HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
As an Event on SEAC HQ for 5 activations.

The Dutch Air will PBM to Makassar via Soerabaja (not in Japanese control until end of the phase) and Bali.

Both 7th USAAF units will return at full strength, the 7th LRB at Midway and the 7th AF at Pearl.

*

1st Indian Corps at Imphal overland to Lashio, then using the transroute, down to hex 2107,
B Indian Div to hex 2108,
66th Chinese Army via trans route to Rangoon,
5th and 6th Chinese Armies via trans route to Mandalay.

(T2-A3)


83 8/10/2020 10:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
2


Message from Allies:
Battle C; Japanese 18 (with support) vs US 6

82 8/10/2020 10:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Battle B; Japanese bombards with 20 factors
81 8/10/2020 10:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
4


Message from Allies:
Battle A; Japanese 36 vs Allied 9

80 8/10/2020 10:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
2nd Operational Phase Intel roll. Need <8.
(With ABDA HQ at Soerabaja, the Dutch Air unit has an unhindered by JZOI supply line to the HQ)
79 8/10/2020 8:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #10: 3 / 2nd Operational Phase: Solomon Island Expansion
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: May only be played as an event if the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker is on its Strategic Agreement side.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Deja vu all over again
78 8/10/2020 7:50:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Discard Strategy card #84: 1 / JN25 Code Change
OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Good catch the discard. This is the discard.

This hand looks a lot like my first hand.
77 8/9/2020 6:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I don't see you discarding a card for Imperial Intervention to get: 2nd Operational Phase: Solomon Island Expansion.

As usual, am I missing something :)


76 8/9/2020 6:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #4: 1 / Arcadia Conference
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: The Allied player receives the ABDA HQ, which is place in any in supply port in Java, Borneo, Sumatra or Celebes. If no such port is available this HQ is removed from play for the remained of the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
As an Event, ABDA HQ at Soerabaja.

(T2-A2)
75 8/9/2020 3:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #10: 3 / 2nd Operational Phase: Solomon Island Expansion

Message from Japanese:
My retrieval from discards per Imperial Intervention
74 8/9/2020 3:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 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:
At least i have an ISR ender this time
73 8/9/2020 1:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
For Imperial HQ Debate
72 8/9/2020 1:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #2: 1 / Imperial HQ Debate: Japanese Inter-Service rivalry
Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivarly is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
As an Event.

(T2-A1)
71 8/8/2020 10:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Battle B; Japanese 13 vs Dutch 1

70 8/8/2020 10:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Allies:
Battle A; Japanese 21 vs Dutch 3

69 8/8/2020 10:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Intercept
68 8/8/2020 10:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Operational Phase Intel roll. Need <7

67 8/8/2020 8:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #10: 3 / 2nd Operational Phase: Solomon Island Expansion
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: May only be played as an event if the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker is on its Strategic Agreement side.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Guess I'd better play a card too.
66 8/7/2020 10:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I think Kondo is only for a hand with no military events.
65 8/7/2020 10:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I think Kondo is only for a hand with no military events.
64 8/7/2020 8:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message and if my first hand sucked, this one is only slightly better.
63 8/7/2020 8:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message OK, i have 7 new cards.

Is that Kondo option official? Or just something Mark H suggested if the JP turn 2 hand doesn't have enough mil events?
62 8/7/2020 8:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
61 8/7/2020 8:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
60 8/7/2020 8:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
59 8/7/2020 8:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
58 8/7/2020 8:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
57 8/7/2020 8:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
56 8/7/2020 8:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
55 8/7/2020 8:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Discard random Strategy card #41: 3 / Patrick Hurley: Chinese Nationalist and Communist Reconciliation Fails

Message from Japanese:
54 8/7/2020 8:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Discard random Strategy card #70: 1 / JN25 Code Change

Message from Japanese:
53 8/7/2020 8:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Discard random Strategy card #17: 2 / Japanese Counterattack at Savo Island

Message from Japanese:
52 8/7/2020 8:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Discard random Strategy card #64: 2 / Weather: Halsey's Typhoon

Message from Japanese:
51 8/7/2020 8:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Discard random Strategy card #20: 2 / Naval Battle of Guadalcanal

Message from Japanese:
50 8/7/2020 8:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Move Strategy card from discard pile back to deck #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies

Message from Japanese:
49 8/7/2020 8:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Historical Opening special discard #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies

Message from Japanese:
48 8/7/2020 8:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Historical Opening special discard #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies

Message from Japanese:
47 8/7/2020 8:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Historical Opening special discard #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies

Message from Japanese:
46 8/7/2020 8:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Historical Opening special discard #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies

Message from Japanese:
45 8/7/2020 7:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Back to my original hand.

44 8/7/2020 7:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #2: 1 / Imperial HQ Debate: Japanese Inter-Service rivalry

Message from Allies:
43 8/7/2020 7:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Return Strategy card to deck #22: 2 / Orde Wingate: Chindits
OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
42 8/7/2020 7:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I'll lead the way and revert to my starting hand.

41 8/7/2020 7:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Wait until the end of the turn.

40 8/7/2020 5:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message What about a reshuffle? Just wait until the end of the turn?
39 8/7/2020 4:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message My solution is to discard each card in your hand and then individually draw 7 new cards.

It may lack finesse, but I bet it works.
38 8/7/2020 3:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I don't see how to redo my draw. Any ides?
37 8/7/2020 3:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Sounds like a plan. Let me see if i can figure out how to do this . . .
36 8/7/2020 2:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message If you want, the simple thing to do is just discard your cards and draw another hand. I'm okay with that. AND now that I know what you drew, I think that is the best option.

Feel free to do that and start off GT-2 with a new hand.

I'm comfortable with the cards I drew.

35 8/7/2020 12:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Here is what I drew. Completely useless for a turn 2 JP:

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).

42 3 / Ichi-Go: China 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.

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.

41 3 / Patrick Hurley: Chinese Nationalist and Communist Reconciliation Fails
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.

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.

70 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

49 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

34 8/7/2020 12:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Oh, I see what you are saying and agree with your interpretation. In that case we need to start over. JP is going nowhere fast with this hand.
33 8/7/2020 10:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Your interpretation of the rule has the best interests of your client foremost.

14.2.A is clear in that HQ's cannot activate both Army and Navy units in the same offensive. But the rule doesn't say a Japanese Army unit can't use Amphibious Assault, just not while IJN units are also activated.

It's either an all Army or all Navy show.

32 8/7/2020 10:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #49: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Things don't get much better.
31 8/7/2020 9:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
For Imperial HQ Debate.
30 8/7/2020 9:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #2: 1 / Imperial HQ Debate: Japanese Inter-Service rivalry
Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivarly is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
As an Event. Welcome to ISR.

(T2-A1)
29 8/6/2020 10:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
I forgot to have the Dutch CL fire back with 2 factors.

28 8/6/2020 10:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Battle A; Japanese 21.

27 8/6/2020 10:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Ichi-Go Intel roll. Need <5

26 8/6/2020 9:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 4

1
3
7
0


Message from Allies:
"Divert to Europe, Northern Ireland in their case" rolls. (0-1)
XI Corps
10th LRB
5th AF
5th LRB,
in that order.

25 8/6/2020 8:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 3 / Ichi-Go: China 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: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Your cousin is back from vacation. This may be the best card in my hand.

On combined fleet as an OC for 6 activations.
24 8/4/2020 4:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message We've all been there.

23 8/4/2020 4:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I don't know that it is possible to draw a worse JP turn 2 hand

22 8/4/2020 4:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

21 8/4/2020 3:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Arcadia Conference' option.

20 8/4/2020 3:53:00 PM December 1941 Allies End Turn
19 8/4/2020 3:53:00 PM December 1941 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 0 cards.

18 8/4/2020 3:46:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message No hits.

17 8/4/2020 3:45:00 PM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Strategic Submarine Warfare roll for Turn-2.

16 8/4/2020 10:21:00 AM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
2


Message from Allies:
Battle F; Hong Kong - Japanese 9 vs CW 3

15 8/4/2020 10:14:00 AM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
I got interrupted.

The Wake Marines fight back with 2 factors.


14 8/4/2020 10:11:00 AM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Wake ground combat; Japanese 6 factors.

13 8/4/2020 10:08:00 AM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Battle E; Wake Island - Japanese with 12 factors

12 8/4/2020 10:06:00 AM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Battle D; Singapore - Japanese with 62 factors

11 8/4/2020 10:03:00 AM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Battle C; Takao vs CA Asia

10 8/4/2020 10:01:00 AM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Ground combat at Davao; Japanese 13 vs US 1

9 8/4/2020 9:59:00 AM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Battle B; Davao - Japanese bombard with 16 factors

8 8/4/2020 9:56:00 AM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Battle A; Clark Field - Japanese with 80 factors.

7 8/4/2020 9:55:00 AM December 1941 Allies Message Close but no cigar.

6 8/4/2020 9:54:00 AM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
One US Air unit fires back

5 8/4/2020 9:45:00 AM December 1941 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
-All attacks are Surprise Attack-

Pearl Harbor: Japanese 36 factors.

4 8/3/2020 5:28:00 PM December 1941 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #2: 3 / IAI-Operation No.1: Conquest of SE Asia
Activate: Any units within range of any Japanese HQ. Logistic Value: 20 +6 Total HQ Efficiency Intelligence: Surprise Attack Condtions: A total of 26 units may be activated. If a Japanese naval unit enters a Malaysian coastal hex, Force Z is placed in that hex during reaction movement. (If choice, Allied chooses). No Allied air ZOI during this Offensive, but if not in a battle hex automatically participates in one battle within range. May only Amphibious Assault hexes that are within 5 contiguous water hexes of a Japanese controlled port. AA to Manila/Singapore requires naval escort and each naval unit loses one step prior to battle. May only be played as an event as the second card of the December 1941 game turn. Remove after playing as an event.

OC: 0 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Here is the big one. Pretty conservative, i think
3 8/3/2020 4:17:00 PM December 1941 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #1: 3 / Operation Z: Attack on Pearl Harbor
Activate: Hex 3705: CV Akagi, CV Soryu, CV Shokaku, and BB Hiei. Intelligence: Surprise Attack Condtions: These 4 naval units cannot be activated again during this game turn. Naval units may move 18 hexes. Must declare hex 5808 (Oahu) a Battle hex. Allied player does not roll during the AIr Naval Combat Segment and units defend at 1/2 strength. US Political Will marker is moved +8. The US CVs in hexes 5410/5609 cannot be attacked and must conduct post battle movement to 5808. May only be played as an event as the first card of the December 1941 game turn. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 0 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
The easy one.

2 8/3/2020 4:17:00 PM December 1941 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 2 cards.

1 8/2/2020 10:17:00 PM December 1941 Allies Message Take your time. It's a thorny problem.

Even with the 26 activations, there are just some targets you can't get to.

Oh, what to hit and with what?

Better luck with the cards this time!

Good luck.

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