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218 9/19/2020 11:42:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Message Marc, ignore that move I just accidentally sent. Not ready to do the move until I ask a question about supply and ports.

I did an electronic look up of ports in the rules and do not fine the answer to my question.

The question - Using Tobruk as an example. If I have a unit in Tobruk and itís surrounded is it in supply due to the port? 13.1 for Full Supply says ďtrough regular connectorsĒ which is not defined.

I look at our discussion on Sevastapol as itís a port but itís also a fort. When I placed the Axis control marker in Malta we agree that put Libya and Egypt in supply across the desert but we didnít talk ports. I see I can SR units to Tobruk via the little ship/SR circle.

What do you think of the subject?
217 9/19/2020 11:33:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #20: 2 / Kammhuber Line
Cancels effect of Bomber Command played this turn. PREREQ: May not be played after Turn 14

Replacement points: GE: 2, AX: 0

Message from Axis:
6AX3 2 OPS

Movement - Libya

Gazala - IT INF corps to Bir Hacheim

Bir Hacheim - IT armor corps to Hellfire Pass
216 9/19/2020 10:53:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Message Marc, Iím guess you looked at the 4 col for your attack on the SCU table instead of the LCU table. Only way I can see that I took no damage.

On the LCU 4 col you caused 2 steps which flips me.
I inflicted 2 steps on you also which eliminated the xxx as you said.

I win the battle and hold on to Hellfire but you chipped away at me.

Let me know if Iím doing something incorrect!
215 9/18/2020 10:34:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message I take one hit, the (xxx) goes to Elim. You suffer no damage.
Back to you...
214 9/18/2020 10:33:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from Allied:
2nd Battle of Hellfire Pass!
213 9/18/2020 10:32:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message Play 1 OPS option. Mark Buq Buq for attack on Hellfire Pass.
212 9/18/2020 10:25:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message No worries. Some days you just have to rest.
By the way, forgot to respond to CC question. if I understand you correctly, I give the cad an even moe restrictive interpretation -- only good for a single combat, like paratroopers, a one shot deal.

211 9/18/2020 6:50:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message Battle of Elets

I will flip the GE 11th at Kursk for my 3 stops loss. As much as Iíd like to I will not advance.

As to the number of times youíve made a really bad roll, probably that 5 you mentioned. Itís usually me that has that happen.

Sorry this took me so long. Just had a busy day and ate supper early and fell asleep!
210 9/17/2020 11:06:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message So does that count as 4 or 5? I should stop rolling!
Reduced both fronts, The stack retreats Tambov to Ryazan
Your advance, sir
209 9/17/2020 11:06:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message So does that count as 4 or 5? I should stop rolling!
Reduced both fronts, The stack retreats Tambov to Ryazan
Your advance, sir
208 9/17/2020 11:01:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
1


Message from Allied:
No CC.
Battle of Elets.
207 9/17/2020 7:25:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #19: 3 / Luftwaffe Supply
Place Luftwaffe supply marker on any OOS axis units in 1 space. Units in that space are in limited supply this turn for defensive & attrition only.

Message from Axis:
6AX2 - 3 OPS

2 ops - Activate Orel and Kursk for attack on Elets.
15+ to 9

I will use no CC but you might have another. Iíll let you roll it based on that.

(Based on the wording in your #20 CC it seems it canít be used but in one action round in a turn. I that your take on it? Let me know what you think...I donít see anything more defining.)


Here is my last OPS point for a move since it will not affect the battle at Elets.

Yassi - Move the GE 2nd & Infantry corps to Cherkassi.
206 9/17/2020 7:00:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message Stan,
You are right -- he should be in Elets, not Tula. My mixup from the previous turn. So Tula has two fronts, no shock armies. Elets has two fronts and a Shock Army. There are four on the board and ne shock army in the reserve.
Hoper that clears it up,
Marc


205 9/17/2020 6:47:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message Marc,

One more question I forgot, Iíve been pretty busy today so not focused on our game yet.

Here is your entry on your move:

Here are the positions you asked about, at least on my map!
Tula: Reserve, Kalanin fronts, one SA
Moscow: Bryansk, two SAs, Stalin
Kaluga: Central, 1 XXXX
Kalinin: Steppe, SW
Valdai: XXXX

In Tula you show a tank army and I do not. This was the space we had a discussion about first of the week so I want to double check. When you attacked me at Orel (journal #161) your losses iended up including a tank army at Tula. I questioned you about it (journal #186) and that army, #3t went to the elim and then you brought it back in to the Reserve.

I show 4T at Elets and the space below that has the 5T. I donít see where another tank army arrived at Tula. I know I had a error with the Central front and the corps juet east of Tula but we were aligned on the other info you sent.

Can you remember how the tank army got to Tula, I canít find itís arrival. itís not that big a deal to me but I wanted to check.

Thanks buddy.
204 9/17/2020 4:35:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message Nothing in Ryazan, no.

203 9/17/2020 3:51:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message Let me confirm, there is no unit in Ryazan, just east of Tula?

I must have really fouled up an email from you. Likely just read part of it and stopped.
202 9/17/2020 11:58:00 AM Summer 1942 Allied Message Oh and Vyazma: Don Front, XXXX
201 9/17/2020 11:52:00 AM Summer 1942 Allied Message Here are the positions you asked about, at least on my map!
Tula: Reserve, Kalanin fronts, one SA
Moscow: Bryansk, two SAs, Stalin
Kaluga: Central, 1 XXXX
Kalinin: Steppe, SW
Valdai: XXXX

need any more?

200 9/17/2020 11:48:00 AM Summer 1942 Allied Message Hellfire losses: Flip both units for 4, the CW is eliminated for 5.
199 9/17/2020 10:32:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Message Marc, letís sync our maps in an area. I had the SU Central at Valdai and after checking the journal I know I am wrong. If you would, in the spaces just west of Moscow and from Orel north, list your troops and positions.

Here are a couple of mine for reference.

Orel - we know about.

Bryansk - HU 2nd

Smolensk - 16th

Velikiye - 9th

Pskov - 18th F& a PZ corps (the PZ 6th xxx actually)
These are just some of those west of you.

I show you in the following:

Vhyazma
Kaluga
Kalinin
Valdai

But Iím off somewhere.
198 9/17/2020 10:20:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Message Hellfire Pass outcome:
We both end up on the 5 col.

You roll a 3 + 1cc = 4 = 4 steps loss for the Germans.

I roll another 6 which = 5 steps loss for the Common Wealth.

The Germans win the battle and get to stay put. The PAA is flipped and then eliminated and replaced by a FS PZ corps from Reserve. I put the PZ 3rd corps in Hellfire Pass. You lost the battle but won in a big way by gettin the army out of your was. Darn.

You will need to let me know how you wish to take your losses as you have several ways to do so. That darn CC did the trick for you this time.
197 9/17/2020 10:14:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Axis:
2nd battle of Hellfire Pass 7 to 5 with a 1L col shift for the attacker. Also a +1 to attacker dr. No dr for the German defenders. As usual, attacker dr first.
196 9/16/2020 10:50:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Combat #20: 2 / Paradrop
"+1DRM" for Offensive fire. Maybe used once per turn only.

Message from Allied:
CC, battle of Hellfire pass
195 9/16/2020 10:50:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #4: 4 / Soviet Reinforcements
Place 1st-6th Tank Armies ==> RB. PREREQ: Play 4 or more turns after Industrial Evacuation

Message from Allied:
Play as OPS, assuming we are settled on Romanians. (I have FS RO3 ink Bucharest with two corps)
MV Sevastopol SU XXXX to Perekop
MV Stalingrad STALINGRAD to Voronezh
MV Roslav-Yenya CENTRAL to Kaluga
Combat Buq Buq to Hellfire Pass, 7 to 5
CC to follow. Do you also play a CC?
Go ahead and roll if you like; will check back in the morning
Marc
194 9/16/2020 6:09:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Message Marc, sent this message last night by normal email. Sending it this way also just in case that didnít come through. My response to your email. We had a misunderstanding.

Oh, no, not troubled, really. Your answer was a bit brief and I was not completely sure of your meaning. I just meant I thought we were agreeing that Romanian retreads needed to arrive at Bucharest and that the one I brought to Yassi could not come in there. I can see I wasnít clear in my reply and my verbiage led you to think I was disgruntled. I agree, stacking must be met. I really had two questions.

1. Is Bucharest the place the Romanians have to come back in?

2. If Bucharest is stacked full is there another space they can come in?

My confusion/questions arose because the rules say LCU replacements arrive at a capital or a supply center/urban area (rules not in front of me.). Those minor allies donít have a supply center and donít list the capitals (and I sure as heck donít know them off the top of my head.) Bucharest has a resource icon in it but I assume that does not mean anything as for replacements arriving.

Based on your response I took it to mean they need to come in to Bucharest, which is cool with me, and they have to meet stacking rules, no question there. I also concur that they cannot arrive at another space if Bucharest would be over stacked. That decided I went ahead and removed the one at Yassi and brought the other in at full strength in Bucharest.

Thanks for offering to accommodate me but not necessary. Iím just looking for the right way and was deferring to your possible experience in that game or two years back. Sorry that I came across wrong. My back was hurting and I got lazy and didnít feel like writing a longer bit of text on it. Just let me know that we are in agreement or what you believe to be the correct way to bring those guys in based on my two questions.

Thanks buddy,

Stan
193 9/15/2020 2:39:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message Based on our discussion about Romania, I will alter my replacements there. Instead of bringing in both Romanian armies, I will bring in only the Ro 3rd in at Bucharest at FS joining the two RO corps already there. The Romanian 4th remains in the Elim box.

I believe we agreed I need to bring Romanian units in at Bucharest.
192 9/15/2020 12:28:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 3 / Italian Naval Sortee
Axis unit may trace full supply across SR lines to Tripoli/Tunis this turn. May place 1 combat or Move marker.

Message from Axis:
6AX1 3 OPS

Movement:

Warsaw - GE 17th to Minsk to Dvinsk.

Slovakia - GE 2nd + corps move to Yassi. (This assumes I could not bring on the 2nd Romanian army there. If not, hold up on your move)

Riga - Pz corps top Pskov joining the GE 18th.
191 9/15/2020 11:32:00 AM Summer 1942 Allied Message Put the stand-fast markers in Orel, Kursk, Kharkov

190 9/15/2020 11:07:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Message Well, I managed to roll up a Hitler Order for your stand fast markers.
189 9/15/2020 11:05:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Axis:
Axis MO dr + 2
188 9/15/2020 8:50:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
187 9/15/2020 8:49:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Message End turn Axis Replacements
7 GE
3 Axis

Flip the PAA at Hellfire to FS = 1

Kursk - 11th to FS = 1

Elim Box - GE 17th to Warsaw = 2

Antwerp - 7th to FS = 1

Orel - GE corps to FS = 1/2 - Thatís 5 1/2 so far.

Slovakia - GE 2nd to FS = 1

Elim Box - GE corps to Reserve reduced = 1/2

Thatís 7 steps total for the Germans. Now the other Axis.

Elim Box - Place the Romanian 3rs & 4th at reduced strength = 2 points. Put the 3rd at Bucharest with the two Romanian corps already there. Place the 4th at Yassi.

Here I need your help/opinion. There is not a supply source in Romania just a resource space. I couldnít find anything special about the minor countries like Hungary and Romania as to placement of eliminated units. In the FAQ #380 it seems to say if I canít put a recreated unit in Bucharest due to stacking limits I canít bring one in. Is that your take or can I use another space? Donít hesitate to give me bad news. I canít believe they left this type of info off. If itís easier to discuss on the phone give me a call when convenient for you.

With the remaining point I will flip the IT 1st corps at Bir Hacheim to FS.
186 9/15/2020 8:16:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Message Marc, a couple of small things to clear up.

For the Hellfire Pass battle you reduced all three units for 7 steps loss but had 5 steps loss so you did 2 steps too many. I reduced the 2 Brits but not the CW. That then leaves you 1/2 point to use for your replacements as I see it.

Now your Soviet replacements. Your message in question:

Tula RESERVE FS, XXXX FS 1.5 points
Perekop SOUTH FS 1 point
4S to reserve 1 point

The Reserve to FS - no problem.
You seem to indicate the 4T xxxx is also in Tula but I show Elets. This was the one where we had to correct your losses and you ended up eliminating the army in Tula and reduced the 4T unit in Elets. This is around the journal #165 entries.

You then moved the 4T (4S as you list them) from Elim to Reserve. Due to the change in losses in that #165 journal area I had the 3T in the Elim box..

In the end this just comes down to having the correct number of units in the right board space, not as worried about the unit ID. But what I show is:
Tula - FS Reserve & Kalinin
Elets - FS West, Voronezh, & 4T
In Reserve at FS the 3T (and 9 other SU armies) + neutrals & 1 CW xxx. - I just stuck the neutrals in your Reserve box for convenience.

Let me know what you think and weíll get the units straight before I make a play.

185 9/14/2020 3:42:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message I called it allied MO!

184 9/14/2020 3:41:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allied:
ALLIED MO
183 9/14/2020 2:49:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 to replenish hand to 7 cards.NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
182 9/14/2020 2:49:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied End Turn
181 9/14/2020 2:48:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message OK, no attrition that I see. Here are my replacements.
Tula RESERVE FS, XXXX FS 1.5 points
Perekop SOUTH FS 1 point
4S to reserve 1 point
reduced XXXX in reserve to FS .5 points

All three brits in buq buq to FS 2 points



180 9/14/2020 2:41:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message OK, this is getting ridiculous. At least you flip. I take 5 hits -- reduce all three brit units.

179 9/14/2020 2:39:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Allied:
Play 1 OPS, mark Buq Buq for attack on Hellfire Pass. 7-5 shift left putting us both on 5 chart. Play CC is desired after roll

178 9/14/2020 12:29:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message Failed to say my replacement points are now GE 7 & AX 3
177 9/14/2020 12:28:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #4: 4 / Taifun
Axis places 4 Combat markers in any axis ocupied spaces (include. Multi-nationality spaces). +1DRM for all attack vs. Su this round. Allows Axis attack on Moscow. -1VP unless OKH Conference has been played.

Replacement points: GE: 3, AX: 1

Message from Axis:
5AX6 Replacements
176 9/14/2020 12:21:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message Axis losses at Perekop battle: eliminated the RO 3rds and replace with the RO corps from the Reserve.
175 9/14/2020 11:41:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #4: 4 / Soviet Reinforcements
Place 1st-6th Tank Armies ==> RB. PREREQ: Play 4 or more turns after Industrial Evacuation

Replacement points: BR: 2, US: 2, SU: 4

Message from Allied:
We will take replacements. Back to you!
174 9/14/2020 11:39:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Message Well that went better -- with or without the NKVD. We will flip in place. Go ahead and take you losses.
173 9/14/2020 11:36:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Allied:
Battle of Perekop
172 9/14/2020 11:36:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Combat #10: 2 / NKVD Boosts Morale
"+1 DRM" for defending Soviet Units.

Message from Allied:
Yes, we will play the CC
171 9/14/2020 11:28:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message Marc, read 13.5 and pay close attention to where it says fort.

Are they saying a fort that is OOS is not taken during the attrition phase? It seems to be but Iím not sure.

I think itís saying a cut off unit is eliminated but a fort, occupied or not, is not eliminated. I also really interested in you interpretation on where the fort is occupied makes a difference.
170 9/14/2020 11:11:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #18: 2 / Devil's Gardens
Treat desert space as a mountain space for 1 defensive combat.

Message from Axis:
5AX5 2 OPS
Two spaces for combat.

Velikiye-Luki to Rzhev - No dr needed here with 5 LCU to 2 SCU. Even with the 1col shift I eliminate your army and I am not damaged. So your army to the elim box.
I will NOT advance.

Now to the combat Nikopol to Perekop. 7 to 3 with a river modifier for you so Iím on the 5 col and you the 3. You should have #10 CC in your hand so I will let you decide whether or not to use it and you can roll it out, or if youíre tied up defer it back to me and Iíll get it done and you can get to your move later. I await your decision.
169 9/13/2020 3:42:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 2 / Stavka
Cancels any Soviet Orders for this turn

Message from Allied:
Play as OPS
MV Gorki -- SW, STEPPE to Kalinin
MV Savarov Voronezh to Elets

Back to you!
168 9/13/2020 12:32:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #24: 3 / German Reinforcements
Place 1 PzC & 1 SS PzC ==> RB

Message from Axis:
5AX4 3 OPS

All movement:

Knootop - HU 2nd to Bryansk

Vitebestk - 16th to Smolensk
9th to Velikiye Luki

Dnepropetrovsk - 3PZA to Stalino, Melitipol, to Nikopol joining the RO 3rd.
167 9/13/2020 11:53:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Message You are right of course -- reduced the SA in Elets, eliminate the one in Tula
166 9/13/2020 11:49:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message Marc, your reductions would only be 5 steps and not the needed 6. 3 for the Reserve and 2 for the 4SA.

As I count it you could reduce 2 fronts or elim 1 of the Tank armies and reduce the other. Either way gets you 6 steps.
165 9/13/2020 11:38:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Message Pretty depressing, but c'est la guerre
Reduce the Reserve in Tula and the 4SA in Elets
164 9/13/2020 11:24:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message Looks like the Soviets bounce off the trench works.

You roll a 1 +1CC = 2 = 4 steps loss on the 13 col or me.

I roll a 6 causing 6 steps loss to you on the 15 col.

(Mark, what have you done to so anger the gods! Thatís three crappy rolls in a row!!!!!!! Penance my man, penance!)

I will have to reduce the (17th) and send it to the Elim box and replace it with a corps from Reserve and flip it for my 4 steps. That leaves 4 infantry corps in the Reserve for me.

You will have to let me know how you take your losses since you have several options. Iím guessing you reduce and elim the tank armies.

Your CC goes away with the loss.
163 9/13/2020 11:15:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Axis:
Okay, no CC for me unfortunately so the battle goes ahead as you said 15 to 13. With the trench we swap columns with me on the 15 and you on the 13 which may be countered by your +1 to the dr...hope not.

Soviet roll first.
162 9/12/2020 9:50:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Combat #20: 2 / Paradrop
"+1DRM" for Offensive fire. Maybe used once per turn only.

Message from Allied:
We will play a CC here, the Airborne goes in, adding a plus 1 to the roll...
161 9/12/2020 9:50:00 PM Spring 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:
Move:
XXXX Veliki Luki to Rzhev
Don, XXXX Smolensk to Vyazma
Mark Tula, Elets for attack.
Battle of Orel is 15-13
Do you play a Combat Card?
160 9/12/2020 12:53:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Change Victory Points +2: from 11 to 13
Message from Axis:
I had forgotten to advance the VP counter in ACTS to 12, sorry. I have trouble remembering to do that but the board does add up to 13.
159 9/12/2020 12:51:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message Wow, that couldnít have come out better for me and youíve been screwed on two consecutive dr. I inflict 4 steps of damage and you 0 steps.

The CW xxx is eliminated and inflicts no injury to me which I was really worried about. Gamey as it is I will advance to Tobruk to claim it and then advance back to Hellfire Pass.

VP was at 12 and now goes to 13.
158 9/12/2020 12:46:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from Axis:
Axis first for the battle of Tobruk
157 9/12/2020 12:45:00 PM Spring 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:
5AX3 - 4 OPS


Movement 1st:

Orsha-Mogalev - 9th to Vitebsk

Dvinsk - 16th to Vitbesk

Narva - 18th to Luga then Pskov
Combat:

Hellfire Pass to Tobruk

I will assume no CC.

This one will need to be rolled out. I have 5 LCU dropped to the 4 COL due to the trench. You have 2 SCU which moves up to the 3 col due to the trench. You could harm me in this one with the SCU.

I will do the moves after the combat is
156 9/12/2020 12:15:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message Agreed. Let er rip!
155 9/12/2020 11:46:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message Just so weíre on the same page. Under Weather and Spring Thaw. Just the first two rounds of Spring is the thaw, right. The remainder is just like a Summer turn.
154 9/12/2020 11:40:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #7: 5 / Industrial Evacuation
May not be played if Moscow has ever been occupied by an Axis unit.

Message from Allied:
Just can't see not playing this, unless of course you take Moscow before I can.

I feel your pain on the armor -- there may have been missed opportunities. We can start again if you like -- I'm enjoying the game either way.

153 9/12/2020 11:34:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #16: 5 / Speer
Allow play of 5th Pz & 6th SS Pz A & Final Production Surge event. PREREQ: May not play after Totaler Krieg.

Replacement points: GE: 4, AX: 2

Message from Axis:
5AX2 - Replacements

Iíll play as replacement points and post 4 for the Germans and two for the Axis partners on the turn track.

I knew that Front Reinf card was going to drop this turn and was betting it would be your first play.

I thought further on my getting the order of turn in reverse and I actually screwed myself! I thought I understood how the armor worked and now realize I only had part of it down. I likely could have done a little better than I did. Oh well, live and learn the hard way!!
152 9/11/2020 5:50:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #2: 4 / Soviet Reinforcements
Place Don, Stalingrad, Steppe, & Voronezh Fronts. Place 4x Armies ==> RB

Message from Allied:
Those hedgehogs will indeed come in handy!

Place Fronts as follows:
Don -- Smolensk
Stalingrad -- Stalingrad (where else?)
Steppe -- Gorki
Voronezh -- Saratov
Add four XXXX to reserve

Back to you!
151 9/11/2020 5:03:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #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.

Message from Axis:
5AX1 Event

This came along at a pretty come time I think.

I will place a German trench in:
Orel

Kursk

Kharkov

That should do it. Card goes away.
150 9/11/2020 11:15:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message I end up with a dr 2 + 2 to add = 4 = None in the way of orders.

The Stand Fast markers come off. Just to let you know they were an annoyance in the south. I had to do some careful finaggling to get some troops where I wanted them after those darn Siberians showed up. I need to talk to the Japanese about that...unacceptable!
149 9/11/2020 11:13:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Axis:
For Axis Order roll and that +2 add still that is required.
148 9/11/2020 11:09:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 7 cards.NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
147 9/11/2020 11:09:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message I also forgot to mention as far was our losses were, I was going to ask you if you meant to take more than you had too. I though maybe you werenít worrying about it due to the replacement points you had.

I have no replacements which I thought long and hard about but used that Panzer Refit instead. Do wish I had at least 1 right now!
146 9/11/2020 10:39:00 AM Spring 1942 Axis Message For my losses at the battle of Orel I will flip the 17th Infantry. You mentioned flipping one of my panzer units. I donít know if that was you not realizing there was an infantry there or not. If there is some rule on having to take a panzer loss first Iím not finding it so let me know.

You also said your loses were 5 steps instead of the six my dr of 5 rendered but I suspect that was a typo because you took enough losses whatever the case.

Bum roll for you but Iím glad of it.

I may be a bit later today getting a move to you. Wife has a doctor appt to get too and that will kill a bit of time.
145 9/10/2020 11:35:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message Hey buddy, had a brain fart on my losses -- applied my 5 hits to myself. In reality, both Fronts would have flipped, not the two shock armies, but the rebuild cost works out the same in the end so all is as it should be. I. hope...
144 9/10/2020 11:20:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message Soviet MO this turn
143 9/10/2020 11:19:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allied:
Allied MO roll
142 9/10/2020 11:18:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
141 9/10/2020 11:18:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied End Turn
140 9/10/2020 11:18:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message That satisfied my MO and ends the turn as well.
Don't see any supply/attrition issues
Replacements
RU Flip the Reserve, 3SA to FS in Tula; 4SA to FS in Elets; the infantry SW to Gorki; (XXXX) at Voroshilovgrad to FS; 1 (XXXX) from eliminated to reserve.
All British units now at FS as well. (should have been last turn, but forgot to do it, though there are enough replacement points this round anyway.)
I'll advance the turn and draw may cards -- your go in the morning! Happy Spring Thaw!


139 9/10/2020 11:10:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message Didn't break my way, flip the (Reserve) and (3SA) in Tula, (4SA) in Elets for five hits. One of your panzers flips as well. Oh well, at least he's not coming back right yet.

138 9/10/2020 11:05:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Allied:
I'm guessing to CC but play if I'm mistaken.
Battle of Orel


137 9/10/2020 11:05:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #1: 4 / Torch
Beachheads: Allied/US K-L,S. [BR1A], 2xUS Corps. PREREQ: US Build-Up. May not play after Sledgehammer

Message from Allied:
Ply as OPS
Mark Tula and Elets for combat, attacking Orel. We are both on the 15 chart.
Move RU XXXX Vitebsk to Veliki Luki
Move RU xxxx Ryason to Valdai
Roll to follow
136 9/10/2020 4:12:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #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:
4AX6. Event

This is a Yellow Card so Event and 4 OPS. Iíll do Event first and get it out of the way.

Kursk - 1 PZA returns to full strength

Dnepropetrovsk - 3 PZA to FS

Only had the two panzers reduced so thatís it.

Now, the 4 OPS. Movement and combat making sure I do movement first as required. I will do spend 2 ops to move and 2 ops to combat.

Movement:
Mechili, Libys - Move PAA to Hellfire Pass

Warsaw -
Move a PZ xxx to Bobruisk

Move a PZ xxx up to Riga

GE INF xxx moves to Minsk

Combat Activations:
Tallin to Narva
Dvinsk to Pskov

In both cases I canít be harmed and you cannot damage me, even with the 1L col shift at Pskov, so no dr needed. If you have a CC you are welcome to play but from what I see of the available cards you wonít.

So, the SU xxxx at Narva and Pskov are removed and sent to the Eliminated Box.


The GE 11th at Tallin advances to Narva.

The GE 16th will stay put at Dvinsk

I selected to play this via the Ops/Event button to send the message that removed the card and says itís both.
135 9/10/2020 1:31:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message In other words, it looked to me like you were doing it in the correct sequence, or they were far sprat. But I'm glad you caught that!

134 9/10/2020 1:30:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message No worries, Stan,
I noticed a while back a turn where you said you were moving ahead of combat as it didn't appear they would affect each other. Meant to say something, but forgot in the hustle and bustle of the regular turn. That said, it appears there have been few combat, and none I saw where that would have been a factor. So no harm, no foul!
133 9/10/2020 1:19:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Message And now a very important message from our sponsors!

I for sure and maybe you, not sure on you, have been doing combat and movement wrong. This is both good and bad and I have no idea if it has really affected the outcome on the game so far. At the worst I think it might have helped me make a decision on what combat to do first.

The issue is the order of combat and move. I had it in my mind that combat went before movement and guess what, WRONG! (Page 6, left col.). Itís the other way around.

Thinking it over I think it might have affected a choice of movement to a space but I doubt it if has been serious.

We both process our moves a little loosely, sticking to strict order like play of CC only when we think it has a chance to alter and outcome or seems significant.

Just wanted to throw it out there and see if you thought it has affected things too much.

132 9/10/2020 1:11:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #22: 5 / Operation Uranus
"+1DRM" for all Su attack this round. PREREQ: May NOT play during Spring Thaw

Replacement points: BR: 2, US: 3, SU: 5

Message from Allied:
We will take the replacements. Back to you!
131 9/10/2020 12:59:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #25: 4 / Stuka
All Ge attack vs. Su get +1 DRM this round. PREREQ: Maybe played in Summer/Fall 1941-43 only.

Message from Axis:
4AX5. 4 OPS

I will activate to move only

Trippoli (2 OPS) to move-

GE PAA to Mechili

The It xxx gets over to El Agheila

Berlin - PZ xxx moves to Warsaw joining the GE INF XXX there.

Vienna -
The PZxxx also goes to Warsaw which makes 2 PZxxx and 1 GE Inf xxx there.
130 9/10/2020 8:17:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Message Place a level 1 trench at Moscow -- back to you.
Marc


129 9/10/2020 8:15:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allied:
Single OPS -- entrench attempt at Moscow
128 9/9/2020 11:46:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message Hi Stan,
Just not feeling too well, and it got to late. should be able to send turn early on the morrow...
Marc
127 9/9/2020 12:58:00 PM Winter 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:
4AX4 4 OPS

All Moves:

Kharkov - 2PZA to Orel joining the 4PZA & 17th

Kirovograd - GE 6th moves to Kharkov via Nikopol. You control Nikopol which is the first space I move in to so that satisfies the Orders requirement. I believe this removes the Stand Fast marker from Kirovograd.

Kishinev - The RO 3rd moves to Nikopol.

Cherkassi - GE (11th) move to Kursk joining the (1PZA) there.
126 9/8/2020 5:43:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #19: 3 / Partisans
Allow placement of Partisan markers in the Su, Greece, Albania, & Yugoslavia. May immediately play 1 Partisan marker.

Message from Allied:
Ops, 3 moves
Kamenskaya -- Volkhov Front, (xxxx) to Voroshilovgrad
Stalingrad -- Northwest Front, 5SA to Voronezh
Saratov -- West Front, 4SA to Elets

You are up!
125 9/8/2020 2:26:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #22: 4 / German Reinforcements
Place PzAA at Tripoli. Remove 1 supplied Pz Corps in Libya/Egypt to RB.

Message from Axis:
4AX3 Event

Place the PZAA in Tripoli joining the IT xxx there.
Also, remove the PZxxx at Hellfire Pass and place in Axis Reserve which = 5 PZxxx there.

Iím assuming they mean a German armor unit with the word Panzer.

Card is discarded.
124 9/8/2020 1:41:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #13: 3 / Siberians
Place 1st-5th Shock Armies on the map as if they were LCUs PREREQ: Play after Sorge.

Message from Allied:
The Siberians are here ! The Siberians are here!
Place SAs as follows:
1,2 Moscow
3 Tula
4 Saratov
5 Stalingrad
Back to you...
123 9/8/2020 1:36:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message The Unofficial FAQ at Boardgame Geek has this:

Can ĎHERKULESí give Full Supply to all North Africa?
Yes. All you need is friendly con- trolled spaces through which you can trace supply to Tripoli/Tunis.

I would suggest that's how we play unless we encounter something from the designer or something.
Marc
122 9/8/2020 1:31:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message That is very odd wording isn't it? My inclination was to be more generous and to extend full supply to Axis in Africa through those spaces, but now that you point it out, that's not what the card says. I really don't remember how we played it, so let me see if I can find something on Boardgame Geek.

121 9/8/2020 11:50:00 AM Winter 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #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.

Message from Axis:
4AX2 Event

Place an Iron Cross at Malta. Herkules marker goes on the turn track and the card is removed.

This card seems to leave Libya and Egypt in Limited Supply. Is that your take on it?
120 9/7/2020 11:03:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #11: 3 / Sorge
May place move/combat marker on 2 Soviet spaces. Allow play of Siberians

Message from Allied:
Two moves:
Nikopol -- South to Perkeop
Stalino -- Caucausus to Rostov

Back to you...
119 9/7/2020 10:33:00 AM Winter 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #19: 3 / Luftwaffe Supply
Place Luftwaffe supply marker on any OOS axis units in 1 space. Units in that space are in limited supply this turn for defensive & attrition only.

Message from Axis:
4AX1 3 OPS

Memel - GE 18th to:
Courland
Riga
Tallin

Kaunus - GE 16th to Dvinsk

Minsk - GE 9th to Orsha-Mogilev

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