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288 11/8/2020 8:42:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Chris Crane to Chris Crane
287 11/7/2020 11:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Good game. Well played. I was able to keep a lot of pressure on you with good die rolls so ISR didn't kill me. My opening hand was amazing, and you didn't have the cards to disrupt it. I was able to take out CBI and NEI before you could really fight back. That's going to be rare. I've had good luck recently really pushing the CBI, but it's a gamble as you're fighting Allied units that basically have no value while pretty much gifting the USA the Pacific. But the 13 hex range change is huge.

My turn 3 cards were even better but I wisely waited to see if you had ISR before I walked into anything. I looked at a lot of tempting options! IRS really made a mess of what was a great hand. But it might have saved me too. I tend to be too aggressive, like my loss to Antero. This game, ISR tamed me.

I'd say the jury's out on the SOUTH 13 hex range. It might be a necessary change to give Japan some extra options, but ISR for Japan is so game changing that when they fall in it early and can't get out, it's tough. I was lucky to keep you in it also for most of two turns.

I saw the British fleet CBI return and tried to lay a trap for them hoping you didn't have the surprise card to pull it off. But you did. But Ugaki bailed me out of that mess even with your ambush. Oh, and the dice!

There's nothing like good dice in this game. Especially early for Japan!

Itís an amazing game. The more I play the more I appreciate it. Remarkable how it plays so differently each time. Even in this game where almost every possible thing went my way, it was still possible to envision ways to blow it. Itís always exciting.

286 11/7/2020 9:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message That is a fitting end. With two cards left for Japan it is unlikely that I would have been able to hold on to my gains and keep the carrier in play at the end of the turn anyway.

I note that in the other game this round that Jay won in pretty much the same fashion. Japan goes big into Burma and N. India and shuts down the area and gets India to Revolt. I did hear some discussion that increasing the range of South HQ to 13 hexes would lead to something like this and it may be that Japanese play is learning how to make this plan work. I will have to look in on some of the following games to see if this continues.

Outstanding play on your part with some minor errors on my part that I need to be more careful about in the future. Good luck with the rest of the tournament.
285 11/7/2020 8:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message That seems fitting, the way my dice and cards have been this game.

We'll bag the last US CV:
284 11/7/2020 8:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
Battle A:
A/N:
AP 16+4
JP Need crit:
283 11/7/2020 8:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Intel:
282 11/7/2020 6:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #50: 2 / Tornado Taskforce: Hollandia Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3 Bonus, MacArthur's Navy: Applies only if SW PAC HQ is the activating HQ and US Inter-Service Rivalry is in effect. The allies may activate US Navy units OR US Army units and a maximum of one non-carrier US Naval unit.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Will need surprise here or the game is certainly over.
Need 6 units and two battle hexes, so will have to use the event.

Activate S. PAC HQ: Logistics 3+3=5 units
1-3. [BB N. Carolina] and [CV Enterprise] escort Marine Brigade Koepang AA vs Bali. 3/4 ASP [A]
4-5. [BB Washington] escorts 2nd Marine division Koepang AA vs Makassar. 4/4 ASP [B]
6. 1st MAW Koepang, [B]
281 11/7/2020 3:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Operations #21: 3 / Mahatma Gandhi: Worker Strikes in India
Can only be played in reaction to an Offensive activated by the SEAC HQ. Cancels a SEAC HQ offensive and the Allies must reduce one full strength Indian Corps (cannot eliminate a reduced unit, if none available, no additional effect). Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Activate SS 2+3=5

* 3014 (Samar/Leyte) : 7 AD Activates.
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) : [5 AD] Activates.
* 3814 (Guam) : [2 AD] Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : [37th Army] Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : [31st Army] Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein): [37th Army] moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): [31st Army] moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): 7 AD moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3814 (Guam): [2 AD] moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): [2 AD] moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3017 (Morotai): [2 AD] moves to 2919 (Amboina)
* 2919 (Amboina): [2 AD] moves to 2620 (Makassar)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): [5 AD] moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 2915 (Davao): [5 AD] moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3017 (Morotai): 7 AD moves to 2919 (Amboina)
- No battles
- No PBM:
- bty
280 11/7/2020 3:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Agreed on useless, except it locks in the move if anyone does go back and review it. I do it mostly because I'm lazy and it's easy.

- I'll swap the hit from the Shokaku to the Soryu and swap the two ships PBM:
* 3615 (Ulithi) : [CV Soryu] suffers a step loss.
* 4017 (Truk) : CV Shokaku restored to full strength.
* 3615 (Ulithi): [CV Soryu] moves to 4016 (Hall)
* 4017 (Truk): CV Shokaku moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 4016 (Hall): [CV Soryu] moves to 4017 (Truk)


279 11/7/2020 12:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message AH! I knew there was a reason I needed to achieve surprise for that attack, just forgot.

It helps to add these details in the log so when the opponent comes back to the game they can quickly see what has happened. Frankly, I find your posting of the log file from VASSAL into ACTS utterly useless and never look at it since I can simply replay the log file.

All allied units PBM to Koepang.
278 11/6/2020 10:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Invasion should fail due since I win A/N battle. So everyone has to PBM.
277 11/6/2020 10:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message For losses, flip BB Kongo and restore CV Shokaku to full strength.
That will total 46 hits.

Allied PBM
[CV Enterprise] and [BB Washington] to Koepang
Done

[26th AF] must conduct EAM
276 11/6/2020 10:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message * 2719 (Kendari) : [BB Washington] suffers a step loss.
* 2719 (Kendari) : [BB North Carolina] suffers a step loss.
* 3018 (Halmahera) : [CV Shokaku] suffers a step loss.
* 3018 (Halmahera) : [CV Soryu] suffers a step loss.
* 2719 (Kendari) : [CA Takao] suffers a step loss.
* 2719 (Kendari) : [26 AF] suffers a step loss.
- I'll guess at losses for me
- PBM:
* 3018 (Halmahera): [CV Shokaku] moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 3018 (Halmahera): [CV Soryu] moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 2719 (Kendari): [CA Takao] moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 2719 (Kendari): BB Yamato moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 2719 (Kendari): BB Kongo moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
- bty for PBM:
275 11/6/2020 10:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
Battle A:
A/N:
AP 46+1
JP 77+0
274 11/6/2020 10:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message React with COMB FLEET 2+3=5

* 3014 (Samar/Leyte) : BB Yamato Activates.
* 2616 (Tarakan) : BB Kongo Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : CV Shokaku Activates.
* 3615 (Ulithi) : CV Soryu Activates.
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) : [BB Nagato] Activates.
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) : [BB Nagato] Deactivates.
* 3416 (Palau Islands) : CA Takao Activates.
* 2616 (Tarakan): BB Kongo moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): BB Yamato moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): CA Takao moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 3615 (Ulithi): CV Soryu moves to 3018 (Halmahera)
* 4017 (Truk): CV Shokaku moves to 3018 (Halmahera)
All battle A

273 11/6/2020 9:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Intel:
272 11/6/2020 9:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #58: 2 / Operation Romulus: British Arakan Offensive
Activate: SEAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only Commonwealth and Chinese units plus US air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate S. PAC HQ: Logistics 2+3=5 units
1-2. [CV Enterprise] escorts 2nd Marine division Wewak AA vs Kendari. [A] 2/4ASP
3. BB Washington Hollandia to Kendari. [A]
4. BB N. Carolina Biak to Kendari. [A]
5. 1st MAW Koepang, [A]
271 11/6/2020 8:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #71: 3 / High Altitude Interceptors
2 Air Replacements: The Japanese receive 2 air replacement steps. These steps may be used immediately or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Bonus: Add +1 to Strategic bombing die rolls until the Allies control a supply eligible airbase within 5 hexes of Tokyo. Place the High Altitude Interceptors marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
I just finished Ian Toll's 3rd book on the war in the Pacific, Twilight of the Gods. So pretty sure we don't want to be around for that part of the war.

- We'll reinforce Okinawa with 25 AF
270 11/6/2020 2:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
There is a very good chance that there will not be a 'next turn' in this game, but if there is this card will be a big help for turn 6.

bty
269 11/6/2020 12:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message We'll take 1 of 1 passes.

bty.
268 11/5/2020 11:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Correct! 30 hits to flip the three big Japanese air units.
PBM
10th AF LRB Darwin to Wewak
[5th AF] Koepang to Darwin
[11th AF] Koepang to Sarong
[14th AF LRB] Biak to Rabaul
[11th AF LRB] Biak to Port Moresby
267 11/5/2020 9:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message * 2721 (Koepang) : [5AF Air] suffers a step loss.
* 2721 (Koepang) : [11AF Air] suffers a step loss.
* 3319 (Biak) : [14AF LRB] suffers a step loss.
* 3319 (Biak) : [11AF LRB] suffers a step loss.
- I'll assume you're hitting my big guys
* 2919 (Amboina) : [4 AD] suffers a step loss.
* 2919 (Amboina) : [5 AD] suffers a step loss.
* 2620 (Makassar) : [1 AD] suffers a step loss.
* 2620 (Makassar) : [1 AD] Activates.
- My PBM:
* 2620 (Makassar): [1 AD] moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)
* 2320 (Bali/Lombok): [1 AD] moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2019 (Tjilatjap): [1 AD] moves to 2018 (Batavia)
* 2620 (Makassar): 6 AD moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)
* 2919 (Amboina): [4 AD] moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 2917 (Menado): [4 AD] moves to 2715 (Jolo)
* 2919 (Amboina): [5 AD] moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 2915 (Davao): [5 AD] moves to 2811
* 2811: [5 AD] moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 2919 (Amboina): 7 AD moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3017 (Morotai): 7 AD moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
- bty for PBM:
266 11/5/2020 9:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
Battle A:
A/N:
AP 32+1
JP 88+0
265 11/5/2020 9:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message React with COMB FLEET 3+2=5

* 2715 (Jolo) : 5 AD Activates.
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) : 4 AD Activates.
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte) : 7 AD Activates.
* 2320 (Bali/Lombok) : 1 AD Activates.
* 2018 (Batavia) : 6 AD Activates.
* 2715 (Jolo): 5 AD moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 2917 (Menado): 5 AD moves to 2919 (Amboina)
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): 7 AD moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3017 (Morotai): 7 AD moves to 2919 (Amboina)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): 4 AD moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 2915 (Davao): 4 AD moves to 2919 (Amboina)
* 2320 (Bali/Lombok): 1 AD moves to 2620 (Makassar)
* 2018 (Batavia): 6 AD moves to 2318 (Bandjermasin)
* 2318 (Bandjermasin): 6 AD moves to 2620 (Makassar)
* 2620 (Makassar) : 6 AD Deactivates.
* 2620 (Makassar): 6 AD, 1 AD moves to 2620 (Makassar)
* 2620 (Makassar) : 1 AD Deactivates.
* 2620 (Makassar) : 6 AD Activates.
* 2620 (Makassar): 1 AD joins Battle A
* 2620 (Makassar): 6 AD joins Battle A
* 2919 (Amboina): 4 AD, 7 AD, 5 AD moves to 2920
* 2920: 5 AD joins Battle A
* 2920: 7 AD joins Battle A
* 2920: 4 AD joins Battle A
* 2920: 4 AD, 7 AD, 5 AD moves to 2919 (Amboina)

264 11/5/2020 9:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Intel:
263 11/5/2020 2:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Operations #26: 2 / US Army Breaks Japanese Army Codes
Intelligence: Ambush. Bonus: For the duration of the Offensive the Allies gain +4 in any ground combat, in addition to the normal ambush modifier for air-naval combat. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate S. PAC HQ: Logistics 2+3=5 units
1. 11th AF Sarong to Koepang, attack Kendari. [A]
2. 5th AF Aitape to Koepang, [A]
3. 11th AF LRB Rabaul to Biak, [A]
4. 14th AF LRB Port Moresby to Biak, [A]
5. 10th AF LRB Darwin, [A]
262 11/4/2020 11:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #57: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory
Decrease the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 2 1943: 1 1944: No Effect 1945: No Effect Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
SOUTH 1+3=4

* 1307 (Columbo) : CV Soryu Activates.
* 2909 (Tainan) : 28 AF Activates.
* 3307 (Sasebo) : 21 AF Activates.
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) : CV Shokaku Activates.
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): CV Shokaku moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 1307 (Columbo): CV Soryu moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 2909 (Tainan): 28 AF moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): 28 AF moves to 3515 (Yap)
* 3515 (Yap): 28 AF moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 4017 (Truk): 28 AF moves to 4316 (Ponape)
* 4316 (Ponape): 28 AF moves to 4716 (Namu)
* 3307 (Sasebo): 21 AF moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): 21 AF moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3814 (Guam): 21 AF moves to 4316 (Ponape)
- Done if no reaction cards. Soryu and 28 AF used Strategic movement
- bty
261 11/4/2020 8:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message PBM
11th AF LRB to Rabaul
14th AF LRB to Port Moresby
5th AF to Hollandia
11th AF Sarong sits tight.
260 11/3/2020 11:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message 25 AF dies, no damage.

bty for PBM:
259 11/3/2020 11:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
Battle A:
A/N:
AP 28+1
JP Need crit
258 11/3/2020 11:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message React with COMB FLEET 3+2=5

* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): [25 AF] moves to 3017 (Morotai)
Battle A

One brave soul:
257 11/3/2020 10:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Intel:
256 11/3/2020 10:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Ah, got it. It was right no email and I didn't catch it.

I'll resolve:
255 11/3/2020 10:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message He Greg, just a note to let you know I posted a move last night. I receive an error message that no mail was sent.
254 11/2/2020 10:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #81: 2 / China Offensive: Counter-Offensive in Kweilin-Liuchow
Move the China marker one box to the right toward the Stable Front box, unless this would put the China marker in the Stable Front box, in which case no effect.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 2+2=4 units
1. 11th AF Sarong, attack Vogelkop. [A]
2. 5th AF Aitape to Biak, [A]
3. 11th AF LRB Rabaul to Hollandia, [A]
4. 14th AF LRB Wewak, [A]
253 11/2/2020 8:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #72: 3 / Carrier Conversion: Reinforcement
3 Naval Replacements: The Japanese player receives 3 naval replacement steps. These may be used immediately, or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
We'll perform some ship repairs:

* 3014 (Samar/Leyte) : [BB Yamato] Activates.
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte) : BB Yamato restored to full strength.
- 1 NAV on Yamato
- 2 NAV on Junyo
* Eliminated JP Naval Units: [CV Junyo] moves to 3513
* 3513 : CV Junyo restored to full strength.
* 3513 : CV Junyo Activates.
* 3513: CV Junyo moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
- bty
252 11/2/2020 1:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message PBM
BB Washington to Hollandia
BB N. Carolina to Biak
1st MAW to Koepang
CV Lexington to....Davy Jones Locker
bty
251 11/1/2020 9:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message bty for PBM:

250 11/1/2020 9:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Draw for Sub 2:
249 11/1/2020 9:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Draw for sub:
248 11/1/2020 9:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
0-4 Vs Lexington:
247 11/1/2020 9:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
0-7 vs Lexington:
246 11/1/2020 9:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Vs Lexington:
245 11/1/2020 9:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #86: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis
Play during an offensive; at the end of all combat against any active Allied naval units or against any active Allied naval unit, if no battle hexes were declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-7: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 8-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Vs Lexington:
244 11/1/2020 9:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Actually two of them. I have to announce them both first.
243 11/1/2020 9:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message No reaction so we'll send in a submarine:
242 11/1/2020 9:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Intel:
241 11/1/2020 9:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
SR for Koepang:
240 11/1/2020 8:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #30: 2 / Operation Sandcrab-Cottage: Recapture of Attu and Kiska
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: If there is at least one Japanese occupied Aleutian Island hex(hexes 4600 to 5100 inclusive) this event MUST be played as an event to declare a minimum of one battle hex against a Japanese occupied Aleutian Island hex OR this card must be discarded. If there is no Japanese occupied Aleutian Island hex this event may be played as an OC. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate S. PAC HQ: Logistics 2+3=5 units
1-3. BB N. Carolina and CV Lexington escort Marine brigade Biak AA to Koepang. 1/4 ASP.
4. BB Washington Hollandia to Koepang, supports AA.
5. Activate 1st MAW at Darwin, no move.
239 11/1/2020 4:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 3 / Operation C: Indian Ocean Raid
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: May activate only Naval units. Bonus: Add 1 to all Japanese air-naval battle die rolls if any Commonwealth naval units are present in the battle.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
We're not against making things more difficult.

SOUTH 1+3+1=5

- We'll do some shuffling around too
* 1905 (Dacca) : 15th Army Activates.
* 1308 (Trincomalee) : [25th Army] Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 37th Army Activates.
* 3209 (Okinawa) : 14th Army Activates.
* 2012 (Singora) : 5 AD Activates.
* 1308 (Trincomalee): [25th Army] moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 1905 (Dacca): 15th Army moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 2008 (Rangoon): 37th Army moves to 2018 (Batavia)
* 3209 (Okinawa): 14th Army moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2012 (Singora): 5 AD moves to 2112 (Khota Baru)
* 2112 (Khota Baru): 5 AD moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 2415 (Miri): 5 AD moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 2721 (Koepang): 5 AD moves to 2715 (Jolo)
- We'll end up in Jolo.

bty.
238 11/1/2020 1:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #82: 2 / China Offensive: Battle of Changsa-Hengyang
Move the China marker one box to the right toward the Stable Front box, unless this would put the China marker in the Stable Front box, in which case no effect.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Need to make a few adjustments

Activate S. PAC HQ: Logistics 2+3=5 units
1. Marine Brigade Darwin to Biak
2. [1st Marine division] Biak to Hollandia
3. 1st MAW Hollandia to Darwin
4. BB Washington Wewak to Hollandia
5. CA Northampton Rabaul to Wewak

No battles
237 11/1/2020 1:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message ISR! Well, that is not going to make this already very difficult turn any easier!
236 10/31/2020 8:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Draw for ISR:
235 10/31/2020 8:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #11: 2 / US/British Second Front Conference - Germany First: US Inter-Service Rivalry
Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivalry is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
We're still mad at them for stopping us from taking Biak in the first place.

bty
234 10/31/2020 6:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Wow! The IJA air command was REALLY pissed at the US Asiatic cruiser squadron.

Allied PBM
BB N. Carolina to Biak
BB Washington to Wewak
11th AF to Sarong
5th AF to Aitape
2nd MAW to Wewak
233 10/31/2020 5:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message - PBM:
* 3416 (Palau Islands): [2 AD] moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 7 AD moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3017 (Morotai): 4 AD moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 2915 (Davao): 4 AD moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 3017 (Morotai): 6 AD moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 2719 (Kendari): 6 AD moves to 2721 (Koepang)
* 3017 (Morotai): 8 AD moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 2917 (Menado): 8 AD moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 3017 (Morotai): 1 AD moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 2719 (Kendari): 1 AD moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)
* 2721 (Koepang): 6 AD moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)
* 2320 (Bali/Lombok): 6 AD moves to 2018 (Batavia)
- We'll finish like that
- I lose 1 ASP to subs
* Strategic Record Track (7): Japanese ASP Marker (Barges) flips to Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges)
* Strategic Record Track (7): Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) moves to Strategic Record Track (6)

bty for PBM:


232 10/31/2020 4:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
Battle B:
Ground
AP 44+2
JP 18+0
231 10/31/2020 4:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Battle A:
A/N:
AP Auto kill
JP Need Crit
230 10/31/2020 4:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message We'll make the Army finally do something:
React Combine fleet 3+3=6

* 2415 (Miri) : 4 AD Activates.
* 2018 (Batavia) : 6 AD Activates.
* 2320 (Bali/Lombok) : 8 AD Activates.
* 2517 (Balikpapan) : 1 AD Activates.
* 4110 (Marcus) : 7 AD Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : [2 AD] Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): [2 AD] moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3814 (Guam): [2 AD] moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): [2 AD] joins Battle B
* 4110 (Marcus): 7 AD moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): 7 AD moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3814 (Guam): 7 AD moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 7 AD joins Battle B
* 2320 (Bali/Lombok): 8 AD moves to 2620 (Makassar)
* 2620 (Makassar): 8 AD moves to 2919 (Amboina)
* 2919 (Amboina): 8 AD joins Battle B
* 2517 (Balikpapan): 1 AD moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 2917 (Menado): 1 AD moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3017 (Morotai): 1 AD moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3017 (Morotai): 1 AD joins Battle B
* 2415 (Miri): 4 AD moves to 2715 (Jolo)
* 2715 (Jolo): 4 AD moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3017 (Morotai): 4 AD joins Battle B
* 2018 (Batavia): 6 AD moves to 2318 (Bandjermasin)
* 2318 (Bandjermasin): 6 AD moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 2719 (Kendari): 6 AD moves to 2919 (Amboina)
* 2919 (Amboina): 6 AD joins Battle B


229 10/31/2020 4:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
Intel:
228 10/31/2020 1:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #21: 3 / Operation Cartwheel: Breaking the Bismark Barrier
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 6+2=8 units
1-2. US I and XIV corps 3220 to Sarong, [A]
3. [US Asiatic CA] Biak to Vogelkop, [B]
4. BB N. Carolina Biak to Sarong, [A]
5. BB Washington Wewak to Sarong, [A]
6. 5th AF Admiralty Is to Biak, [A]
7. 2nd MAW Wewak to Biak, [A]
8. 11th AF Rabaul to Biak, [A]
227 10/31/2020 11:47:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

226 10/30/2020 11:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I'll have 1 pass.

225 10/30/2020 11:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I won't cut in.

Bty.
224 10/30/2020 11:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I won't cut in.

Bty.
223 10/30/2020 11:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

222 10/30/2020 11:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
Sub warfare:
221 10/30/2020 10:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change US Political Will From 2 to 1
220 10/30/2020 10:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 7 to 5
219 10/30/2020 10:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message - Reinforcements

* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) : Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Rivalry) Activates.
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [37th Army] moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 28 AF moves to 2909 (Tainan)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 8 AD moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)
- 1 NAV on Yamato
* 2715 (Jolo): [BB Yamato] moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3219 (Vogelkop) : 35th Army restored to full strength.
- 1 INF on 35 Army
* 3119 (Sarong) : 27th Army restored to full strength.
- 1 INF on 27 Army
- I'll roll subs and draw cards.
* Strategic Record Track (1): Japanese Naval Replacements moves to Strategic Record Track (0)
* Greg Waldeck (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 6
* Greg Waldeck (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 5
218 10/30/2020 8:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allies Turn 5 Reinforcements:
XXIV corps is not diverted, goes to Delayed box
CA London to Darwin
4th Indian corps (far from home!) to Biak
2nd MAW, 14th AF LRB, 2nd Marine division and BB Washington to Wewak.

Allies Turn 5 Replacements:
2 Ground - US [XIV corps] and [I corps] 3220 to full
5 Air - 11th AF LRB to Rabaul, [5th AF LRB] to Guadalcanal, 5th AF to Admiralty Island
1 China - None
1 US Naval - [CV Enterprise] to Wewak
+1 ASP, now 4
217 10/30/2020 8:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
US XXIV corps diverts to Europe on 0-1
216 10/30/2020 8:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message End of turn stuff...
National Status: India goes from Unrest to Strikes
US PW: Failed to meet PoW requirement, USPW -1 to +1
Attrition:
Madras - British 15th corps and 3rd NZ division flip
Calcutta - British 33rd corps and 3rd Aus corps flip
That looks to be it!
215 10/29/2020 8:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Bty for EoT and R&R
214 10/29/2020 8:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese End Turn
213 10/29/2020 8:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #37: 3 / 1st Convoy Escort Fleet: Escort Organization
Activation: Combined Fleet HQ only Logistic Value: 2 Bonus: The Japanese player places the Escort marker on the game turn track on its +2 side or flips the escort marker to its +4 side if the marker is already in play on its +2 side. See Submarine Warfare for effects of this die roll modifier. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
We'll put COMB FLEET on the TRT:
212 10/29/2020 8:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Yep, my error. I found enough factors to flip the BBs and sink the CVs, but didn't apply the hits as planned. Should have flipped both BBs and killed two CVs. I didn't post the results either, so I'll add them here.

Let me know if you want to change this or leave as is, I'm fine either way, it was my mistake.

- A: No affect
- B: 77 leave N Carolina
* : CV Wasp is eliminated
* : CV Enterprise is eliminated
* : BB Mississippi is eliminated
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : [BB North Carolina] suffers a step loss.
- You have 28 to use.
* : [19 LRB] is eliminated
- C: no loss
- D: Elim 19 LRB
- bty for losses.

211 10/29/2020 11:29:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message BB N. Carolina should be at full strength. 72 hits to eliminate the other three ship counters does not leave enough to flip it.

Allied PBM
BB N. Carolina and CV Lexington to Biak
CA Northampton to Rabaul

Done
210 10/28/2020 11:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message - PBM:
* 3512: CV Shokaku moves to 3413
* 3413: CV Shokaku moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): [BB Nagato] moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): [BB Hiei] moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 3512: [CVL Ryujo] moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 3814 (Guam): [24 AF] moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)

bty for PBM:
209 10/28/2020 10:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message 28 hits at Saipan = Flip 2nd AD, CVL Ryujo and 24th AF.
208 10/28/2020 10:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message bty for losses:
207 10/28/2020 10:03:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
8


Message from Japanese:
Battle D:
A/N:
AP need crit:
JP 20+0
206 10/28/2020 10:02:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Battle C:
A/N:
AP 14+0
205 10/28/2020 9:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
9


Message from Japanese:
Battle B:
A/N:
AP 55+0
JP 77+0
204 10/28/2020 9:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from Japanese:
Battle A:
A/N:
AP 12+0
JP 16+0
203 10/28/2020 9:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I guess there's enough at risk we might as well try this:

- COMB FLEET 3+2=5
* 2915 (Davao) : CVL Ryujo Activates.
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) : [BB Hiei] Activates.
* 2909 (Tainan) : [BB Nagato] Activates.
* 3706 (Tokyo) : CV Shokaku Activates.
* 3709 (Iwo Jima) : 24 AF Activates.
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): 24 AF moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3814 (Guam): 24 AF joins Battle B
* 3706 (Tokyo): CV Shokaku moves to 3512
* 3512: CV Shokaku joins Battle B
* 2915 (Davao): CVL Ryujo moves to 3512
* 3512: CVL Ryujo joins Battle B
* 2909 (Tainan): [BB Nagato] moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): [BB Hiei] moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)


202 10/28/2020 9:47:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Intel:
201 10/28/2020 9:47:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Discard random Strategy card #49: 1 / JN25 Code Change

Message from Japanese:
Discard randomly for Halsey raid:
200 10/28/2020 9:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Looks like I get to discard. No weather today.
199 10/28/2020 8:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #72: 2 / Halsey: Carrier Raids on Japan
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4. Bonus: If during the offensive a US carrier naval unit declares a battle in a Japanese Island hex, unless the Japanese immediately play a weather card, the Allies randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
With the command path for Central PAC HQ to New Guinea now clear, we will be able to maximize the use of this event!

Activate C. PAC HQ: Logistics 8+3 = 11 units

1. CV Lexington Biak to 3309, attacks Sasebo. [A]
-- Trigger for event. Got Weather?
2. BB N. Carolina Biak to Saipan, [B]
3. BB Miss Wewak to Saipan, [B]
4. CV Enterprise Wewak to 3815, [B]
5. CV Wasp Rabaul to 3815, [B]
6. CA Northampton Rabaul to Truk, [C]
7. 11th AF Guadalcanal to Rabaul, [C]
8. 1st MAW Rabaul to Hollandia.
9.[1st Marine division] Rabaul to Biak.
10. XI corps Guadalcanal to Rabaul.
11. [19th AF LRB] Port Moresby to Aitape, attack Palau Is. [D]
198 10/27/2020 11:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
We'll do the same:
197 10/27/2020 10:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Will save this card for next turn.
bty
196 10/26/2020 11:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
Morale is shattered by the sinking of both Super Battleships.

SOUTH 2+3=5

* 4316 (Ponape) : [25 AF] Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : CV Shokaku Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : 24 AF Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CL Tenryu Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : [4 SN Bde] Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CL Tenryu moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): 24 AF moves to 4316 (Ponape)
* 4316 (Ponape): 24 AF moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3814 (Guam): 24 AF moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): CV Shokaku moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 4316 (Ponape): [25 AF] moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3814 (Guam): [25 AF] moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): [25 AF] moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): [4 SN Bde] moves to 2415 (Miri)
No battles.
bty
195 10/25/2020 8:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I try not to comment on die rolls, as they tend to average out over time. But man, the number of 8s and 9s you have rolled in this game is really amazing!

Allied PBM
10th AF LRB Wewak to Darwin
11th AF to Guadalcanal
[19th LRB] to Port Moresby
BB N. Carolina to Biak
CV Enterprise and BB Miss to Wewak
CV Wasp and CA Northampton to Rabaul
194 10/25/2020 7:53:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message * 4316 (Ponape) : [25 AF] suffers a step loss.
* 4017 (Truk): BB Yamato moves to 4217
* 4017 (Truk): [CV Junyo] moves to 4217
* : BB Yamato is eliminated
* : [CV Junyo] is eliminated

Bty for PBM:
193 10/25/2020 7:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Battle B:
A/N:
AP 75+3
192 10/25/2020 7:51:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Battle A:
A/N:
JP Need crit
191 10/25/2020 7:51:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Battle A:
A/N:
AP Need crit

190 10/25/2020 7:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Intel:
189 10/25/2020 5:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #36: 3 / Operation Cherry Blossom: Bougainville Landing
Activate: Any HQ. Logistics Value: 5 Arleigh Burke: US CA naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate S. PAC HQ: Logistics 5+3=8 units
1. [19th LRB] Hollandia to Admiralty Is, attack Ponape. [A]
2. BB N. Carolina Darwin to Truk, [B]
3. BB Miss Rabaul to Truk, [B]
4. CA Northampton (attack 11 with event) Wewak to Truk, [B]
5. CV Wasp Darwin to 3817, [B]
6. CV Enterprise Wewak to 3817, [B]
7. 10th AF LRB Guadalcanal to Hollandia, [B]
8. 11th AF Port Moresby to Kavieng, [B]

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