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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
94 9/27/2020 1:20:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
And my replacement card for the A/N dispute. I hope it is a good one!
93 9/27/2020 1:19:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #43: 1 / Japanese Army/Navy Dispute
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:
Victory disease sets in to the Japanese HQ and the army and navy argue how to proceed.
92 9/27/2020 1:18:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I have nothing for it, so the Japanese turn is complete. I leave it to you to clean up the VASSAL file since my next card play will not have a file update.
91 9/27/2020 3:31:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #50: 3 / Ha-Go: Burma Offensive
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
SOUTH 1+6=7

- Fix S PAC HQ
- Not sure what happened on this one. Good catch
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): S Pac HQ (Ghormley) (Agreement) moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 2019 (Tjilatjap) : ED Army Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : Korean Army Activates.
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South) : 15th Army Activates.
* 2206 (Lashio) : 23 AF Activates.
* 3007 (Shanghai) : [35th Army] Activates.
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur) : 38th Army Activates.
* 1813 (Medan) : [16th Army] Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon): Korean Army moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2106 (Mandalay): Korean Army moves to 2105 (Imphal/Kohima)
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima) is now Japanese controlled.
* 2106 (Mandalay) is now Japanese controlled.
* 1813 (Medan): [16th Army] moves to 1005 (Maldive Islands)
* 1005 (Maldive Islands) is now Japanese controlled.
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 38th Army moves to 2014 (Kuantan) Battle A
* 2019 (Tjilatjap): ED Army moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South): 15th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 3007 (Shanghai): [35th Army] moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3119 (Sarong) is now Japanese controlled.
* 2206 (Lashio): 23 AF moves to 2211 (Phnom Penh)
* 2211 (Phnom Penh): 23 AF moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 2415 (Miri): 23 AF moves to 2917 (Menado)
- 2 ASPs
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 1/7 ASP
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 2/7 ASP
- I believe Battle A is auto kill with no loss so I'll resolved. If you need to change we can back up to here.
* : [3 Ind Corps] is eliminated
- PBM:
* 2917 (Menado): 23 AF moves to 3119 (Sarong)
- bty

90 9/26/2020 11:30:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message S. PAC HQ should be at Wewak, but the map shows it on Admiralty Islands.

Allies will not use their FO card to play first this turn, Japanese to initiate hostilities for turn 3.
89 9/26/2020 11:25:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

88 9/25/2020 9:00:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

87 9/25/2020 9:00:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Sub warfare:
86 9/25/2020 8:59:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message - Reinforcements
* Strategic Record Track (1): Allied ASP Marker moves to Strategic Record Track (2)
* 4021 (Rabaul): SS Bde is in supply.
* 4021 (Rabaul): CA Aoba is in supply.
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule : CV Junyo Activates.
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule : 26 AF Activates.
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule : 6 AD Activates.
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule : [31st Army] Activates.
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [31st Army] moves to 4017 (Truk)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: CV Junyo moves to 4017 (Truk)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 6 AD moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 26 AF moves to 2719 (Kendari)
- Replacements
* 2008 (Rangoon) : [Korean Army] Activates.
* : [Korean Army] is eliminated
* UNDO: * : [Korean Army] is eliminated
* 2008 (Rangoon): [Korean Army] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2008 (Rangoon) : [BB Nagato] suffers a step loss.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : Korean Army restored to full strength.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : BB Nagato restored to full strength.
- 1 INF on KOR
* Eliminated JP Ground Units: [28th Army] moves to 2212 (Saigon)
- 1 INF on 28 Army
* Greg Waldeck (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 10
* Greg Waldeck (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 9
* 3607 (Nagoya): 4 AD, 3 AD moves to 3607 (Nagoya)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): 24 AF, CL Tenryu, [4 SN Bde] moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 3520 (Hollandia): [19 LRB] is out of supply.
* 3407 (Kure) : BB Yamato restored to full strength.
* 3407 (Kure) : BB Yamato Activates.
- 1 NAV on Yamato
- I'll save here and roll for subs and draw cards.
85 9/25/2020 8:58:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 11 to 9
84 9/25/2020 May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I must have removed the 19th AF LRB when I removed the Dutch regiment...it is not on my board. I guess it was hiding! It will conduct EAM to Hollandia.

CA Northampton and Marine Special Forces brigade to Lae. You can make those adjustments.

Once you have completed the Japanese reinforcements and replacements, go ahead and make the Strategic Submarine die roll. You need to do that before drawing cards for turn 3 anyway so no sense in waiting for me to roll it.
83 9/24/2020 9:08:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Tom,
Couple of items:

PT Moresby is actually not in supply. CENT PAC can activate it, but not get them gas since it has to go through Lae.

19 LRB can EAM from Menado.

Let me know on those and I can to R&R, subs and draw. If you're okay with me rolling for Subs?


82 9/24/2020 3:14:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message ABDA HQ removed.

Additional attrition - 1 Aus corps Darwin and PM brigade Port Moresby flipped.

Alled turn 3 reinforcements and replacements, redux:
ANZAC HQ, BB Warspite, CV Indomitable, CVL Hermes and SEAC AF to Darwin.
CA Northampton, Marine SF Brigade to Port Moresby
5th AF LRB to Admiralty Islands
S. PAC HQ, Marine Brigade and 5th AF to Wewak
1st MAW to Bougainville
XI corps, 10th AF LRB to Guadalcanal
BB Miss to Oahu

Allied Turn 3 replacements:
1st Aus corps Darwin, 2nd Aus corps Townsville and Aus AF Townsville to full strength.

81 9/24/2020 10:03:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message You are correct! There are some rule changes and clarifications over the years that seem to jump up and bite me in every game. Some of those bites are lethal. I probably should have checked that before saving my last card which I could have used to bring the 1 Aus corps from Darwin to Kendari.

I will revisit this later today and make the adjustments.
80 9/23/2020 7:39:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Tom,

ABDA doesn't survive the Dutch surrender on it's own. It will be eliminated due to leaving the map and being a yellow dot unit. It needs a ground unit with it to survive the NEI surrender. This will impact hexes your reinforcements can go in so feel free to change. PM and Darwin Aussie INF will flip so that may change your replacement usage.

I think the 19 LRB survived and gets to EAM from Menado. Looks like it died hiding under the Dutch Regiment.

If you want to update on the file you sent that works for me.
79 9/23/2020 3:44:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Allied turn 3 reinforcements:
BB Miss to Oahu
S. PAC HQ, Marine Brigade and CA Northampton to Guadalcanal
1st MAW to Bougainville
Marine Special forces brigade and 10th AF LRB to Biak
XI corps and 5th AF to Kendari
5th AF LRB to Wewak
SEAC AF to Darwin
ANZAC HQ, BB Warspite, CV Indomitable and CVL Hermes to Port Moresby

Allied turn 3 replacements:
2 Ground - @Townsville: 2nd Aus corps to full
5 Air - @Townsville: Aus AF to full
That is all I got!
78 9/23/2020 3:17:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Allied turn 3 reinforcements:
13th AF delayed to turn 6
An unusual turn 3 reinforcements situation for me. Need to ponder my options a bit.
77 9/23/2020 3:07:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

9
6
1
8
6
7


Message from Allies:
Allied turn 3 reinforcements:
Let's see if any US units divert to Europe.
3 turn delay on a 0-1
1. [XIV corps]
2. [I corps]
3. 13th AF
4. 13th AF LRB
5. 11th AF
6. 11th AF LRB
76 9/23/2020 3:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies End Turn
75 9/23/2020 3:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 7 to 6
74 9/23/2020 3:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message National Status: Dutch East Indies surrenders, remove all Dutch units
Political Will: US PW -1 for fall of DEI
Attrition: 2nd Ind corps Dacca, 3rd Ind corps Kuantan, 8th Aus division Singapore, US R corps Manila, 2nd Aus corps and Aus AF Townsville all flip.
If you see any more, let me know!
73 9/23/2020 2:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Japanese [28th army] eliminated by the die-hard Chinese defenders of Rangoon.

Since I cannot think of anything really useful to do with my last card, I will save it for next turn.
72 9/23/2020 2:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Right you are about the Chinese army defending Rangoon!

Defenders roll at Rangoon with 4 factors and +3drm
71 9/22/2020 10:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I think you get a roll for Rangoon. Since I have 1/2 defense landing there. 4 or higher will kill 28 Army. It won't change the PBM below:

- PBM:
* 2008 (Rangoon): CV Soryu moves to 1307 (Columbo)
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 22 AF, 38th Army moves to 1913 (Kuala Lumpur)
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 22 AF moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 22 AF moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2015 (Singapore): BB Nagato moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
*Greg Waldeck (Japan) removes all battle markers
- Alright, time for the big reveal.

bty


70 9/22/2020 4:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No effect. To you for Japanese PBM and then my final card for the turn!
69 9/22/2020 4:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
After a long, hard look at the situation, the allies decline to activate any units in reaction. Nothing clever occurs to me so let's go to combat.

Rangoon is an automatic, as the Japanese have a +3drm for 18 assured hits to eliminate the Chinese [66th route army] while the maximum of 4 hits cannot do any damage to the Japanese.

At Singapore the Japanese have 40 air/naval factors so are assured of eliminating the [MA AF] while the Malaya air unit needs a '9' to do damage. Here is the roll for the obsolete allied air unit.
68 9/22/2020 4:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Intel roll, 0-8 for intercept
67 9/21/2020 11:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #60: 3 / East Force: Conquest of Celebes
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Paratroopers: Prior to movement place a Japanese control marker in a hex that is within extended range of an active Japanese air unit if (1) the hex is either unoccupied or is occupied solely by a Dutch regiment; and (2) the hex is not within an unneutralized Allied air ZOI. Eliminate the Dutch regiment.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
See if my reserve chute opens:

SOUTH 1+5-1=5

* 1916 (Palembang) : [28th Army] Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : CV Soryu Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 22 AF Activates.
* 2415 (Miri): CV Soryu, CA Nachi moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 2415 (Miri) : CA Nachi Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : CV Soryu Deactivates.
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) : [Korean Army] Activates.
* 3407 (Kure) : BB Nagato Activates.
* 2006 (Akyab) is now Japanese controlled.
- Airdrop into Akyab.
* 2110 (Bangkok): 22 AF moves to 1913 (Kuala Lumpur)
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 22 AF joins Battle A
* 3407 (Kure): BB Nagato moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 2015 (Singapore): BB Nagato joins Battle A
* : [J Division] is eliminated
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): [Korean Army] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2008 (Rangoon): [Korean Army], [66 Army] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 1916 (Palembang): [28th Army] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2415 (Miri) : CA Nachi Deactivates.
* 2415 (Miri) : CV Soryu Activates.
* 2415 (Miri): CV Soryu moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2008 (Rangoon): CV Soryu joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): CV Soryu joins Battle B
- 2 batteles
- 1 ASP
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 7/7 ASP
66 9/21/2020 1:19:00 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:
With no Japanese PBM, the allies will proceed with their next action, which is to establish ABDA HQ at Kendari.

For a brief moment in time the units in Malaya and the Dutch East Indies are in supply.

Done.
65 9/21/2020 1:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allies again roll well in the ground combat, but 9 hits do no damage to the Japanese army. The Japanese get 18 hits to flip the Dutch Java division and it will retreat to either 1918 or 2119, your choice.

Dutch air unit will EAM to Bandjermasin following your PBM.
64 9/21/2020 1:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
7


Message from Allies:
The Japanese Eastern District Army is undamaged by the Dutch air.
Ground battle at Tjilatjap.
1st - Japanese with 18 factors and +2drm
2nd - Allies with 6 factors
63 9/21/2020 1:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Japanese achieve surprise. Battles at Medan, Palembang and Tarakan are all automatic DE with no loss to the Japanese. The only place the allies have a fighting chance is at Tjilatjap.

Air/Naval battle at Tjilatjap.
Allies with 7 factors need a '9' to flip the attacking army.
62 9/20/2020 10:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #3: 2 / Col. Tsuji, Unit 82: Jungle Warfare
Activate: Any HQ Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Surprise Attack Conditions: Only Japanese ground units may be activated. Bonus: In any ground combat that occurs in a Malaya, Jungle or Mixed terrain hex for the duration of this operation, the final die roll modifier for the Japanese in any ground battles is +4.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
SOUTH 3+1=4

Better finish off these Dutch.

* 2017 (Bangka) : [28th Army] Activates.
* 2018 (Batavia) : ED Army Activates.
* 2018 (Batavia) : [16th Army] Activates.
* 2517 (Balikpapan) : [19th Army] Activates.
* 2517 (Balikpapan): [19th Army] moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2018 (Batavia): ED Army moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2018 (Batavia): [16th Army] moves to 1813 (Medan)
* 2017 (Bangka): [28th Army] moves to 1916 (Palembang)
- 4 battles
- 2 ASPs
- bty
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 5/7 ASP
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 6/7 ASP

61 9/20/2020 10:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allies use their 2nd Pass.
Back to you.
60 9/19/2020 11:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message - PBM:
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): 2 AD moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 2008 (Rangoon): CV Soryu moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 2309: CV Shokaku moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
*Greg Waldeck (Japan) removes all battle markers
*Greg Waldeck (Japan) deactivates Japanese units.
- All yours
59 9/18/2020 10:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Sounds good. I copied you on the files I sent to Chris. See what he does on these.
58 9/18/2020 11:47:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I'm easy. Just playing a game here. I am up to my neck in a home improvement project, so I leave it to you to explain the situation to Chris and get a ruling.
57 9/18/2020 12:01:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I'm sure this is more common than you think so I'm happy to weight in on options. However Chris resolves these is fine with me. We both have a dog in this hunt, so we're certainly not deciding.
56 9/15/2020 11:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Greg - I do not know what happened! I typed up a message "SEAC HQ activates B Ind division which moves to Rangoon", but it looks like that message did not make it into ACTS. I usually post the message to ACTS and then copy it from ACTS into the vlog file. That message is in the vlog file, but not on ACTS, which makes even less sense to me.

Even more shocking to me is that the results of the air/naval battle is in the vlog file, but not on ACTS. My only excuse is that things have been a bit hectic around here today and I must have been distracted when posting the files.

Since this is unprecedented, I have no idea how to proceed. You can either accept my word that the vlog file was created as I was going through the combat sequence or ask the GM what to do.

And please accept my apologies for this oversight.


55 9/15/2020 10:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Tom,
How do we handle difference between no reaction posted in ACTS and the Vassal reaction move with the very different outcomes. I'm open to suggestions. Thought I'd won until I opened the Vassal file.
54 9/15/2020 8:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Japanese with x1 get 18 hits.
Allies with x1.5 get 18 hits.
Korean army flips, 1st Ind corps eliminated.
Both sides lose 1 step, so [Kor army] retreats to 2108.

bty for PBM
53 9/15/2020 8:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
8


Message from Allies:
Ground battle for Rangoon.
1st -Japan with 18 factors, +3drm
2nd - Allies with 12 factors
52 9/15/2020 8:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Air/Naval battle at Rangoon.
Japan with 24 air/naval factors
51 9/15/2020 8:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Intel roll - 0-5 for intercept.
50 9/15/2020 12:50:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #40: 3 / Operation U-Go: Burma Offensive
Acivation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only Air and Ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Headed past the point of no return:

COMB FLEET 3+3-1=5

* 2112 (Khota Baru) : [25th Army] Activates.
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) : Korean Army Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : CV Shokaku Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : CV Soryu Activates.
* 3004 (Peiping) : 2 AD Activates.
* 3004 (Peiping): 2 AD moves to 3306 (Pusan)
* 3306 (Pusan): 2 AD moves to 3507 (Osaka)
* 3507 (Osaka): 2 AD moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): Korean Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2415 (Miri): CV Shokaku moves to 2309
* 2309: CV Shokaku joins Battle A
* 2415 (Miri): CV Soryu moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2008 (Rangoon): CV Soryu joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): Battle Hex (A) moves to 1908
* Greg Waldeck (Japan) removes Battle Hex (A)
* 2112 (Khota Baru): [25th Army] moves to 1307 (Columbo)
* 1307 (Columbo) is now Japanese controlled.
*Greg Waldeck (Japan) unmarks all moved units
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 4/7 ASP
- 1 battle
- 1 ASP
- bty
49 9/14/2020 5:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allies have a couple of PASSES to use, so let's use one here and see what else ya got!

bty
48 9/14/2020 12:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Surprise helps.

- PBM:
* 1905 (Dacca): CA Mogami moves to 2212 (Saigon)
* 2206 (Lashio): 22 AF moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 1908: CVL Zuiho moves to 2020
* 2020: CVL Zuiho moves to 2018 (Batavia)
* 1607: CV Shokaku moves to 2415 (Miri)
- Losses
*Greg Waldeck (Japan) removes all battle markers
*Greg Waldeck (Japan) deactivates Japanese units.
*Greg Waldeck (Japan) deactivates Allied units.
* 1905 (Dacca): CA Exeter moves to 1807
* 1905 (Dacca): FE Air moves to 1808
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): Korean Army, 1B Division moves to 2108 (Kwai Bridge North)
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): Korean Army, 1B Division moves to 2108 (Kwai Bridge North)
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): Korean Army, 1B Division moves to 2108 (Kwai Bridge North)
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): 1B Division moves to 1809 (Andaman)
* : CA Exeter is eliminated
* : FE Air is eliminated
* : 1B Division is eliminated
- Supply
* 2206 (Lashio): 23 AF is in supply.
* 2106 (Mandalay): B Ind Division is out of supply.
* 1905 (Dacca): 2 Ind Corps is out of supply.
* 1805 (Calcutta): SEAC HQ (Agreement) is out of supply.
* 2015 (Singapore): Malaya HQ (Agreement) is in supply.
* 2015 (Singapore): 8 Aus Division is in supply.
* 2015 (Singapore): [MA Air] is in supply.
* 2014 (Kuantan): 3 Ind Corps is in supply.
* 2107: [5 Army], [6 Army] moves to 2107
- bty
47 9/13/2020 10:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I am pretty sure everything is automatic. The surprise attack at Dacca will get enough hits to eliminate the air and naval units and the Korean army eliminates the Burmese division with no loss on any die rolls.

So, over to you to implement and conduct PBM
46 9/13/2020 10:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Intel roll: 0-7 needed for intercept
45 9/13/2020 10:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #59: 3 / Central Force: Conquest of Borneo
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Paratroopers: Prior to movement place a Japanese control marker in a hex that is within extended range of an active Japanese air unit if (1) the hex is either unoccupied or is occupied solely by a Dutch regiment; and (2) the hex is not within an unneutralized Allied air ZOI. Eliminate the Dutch regiment.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
SS 1+5=6

Tried to avoid hitting any AZOIs with this move. I guess it only matters on an 8.

- What I wouldn't give to know that last card you have!
- Well, I set this up, let's see what happens.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 23 AF Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : CV Shokaku Activates.
* 2311 (Cam Ranh) : CA Mogami Activates.
* 2018 (Batavia) : 22 AF Activates.
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South) : Korean Army Activates.
* 2018 (Batavia) : CVL Zuiho Activates.
- para drop on Lashio
* 2206 (Lashio) is now Japanese controlled.
* 2415 (Miri): CV Shokaku moves to 1607
* 1607: CV Shokaku joins Battle A
* 2018 (Batavia): CVL Zuiho moves to 1908
* 1908: CVL Zuiho joins Battle A
* 2311 (Cam Ranh): CA Mogami moves to 1905 (Dacca) Battle A
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South): Korean Army moves to 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) Battle B
* 2110 (Bangkok): 23 AF moves to 2206 (Lashio)
* 2206 (Lashio): 23 AF joins Battle A
* 2018 (Batavia): 22 AF moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 2415 (Miri): 22 AF moves to 2211 (Phnom Penh)
* 2211 (Phnom Penh): 22 AF moves to 2206 (Lashio)
* 2206 (Lashio): 22 AF joins Battle A
- 2 battles
- bty
44 9/13/2020 4:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #65: 3 / MacArthur "moral obligation": US Invades Philippines
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Conditions: This card may only be played as an event if at least one battle hex is declared in a Philippine hex. Bonus: 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. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
With Rangoon now cut off from the Indian Ocean, Rangoon is no longer supply eligible. I need to fix that right away!

So, build the transport route through Ledo to complete the overland supply path into Burma.
43 9/13/2020 2:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I can only hope my staff planning is commensurate with my troops execution.

* 2508 (Yungning): 25 AF moves to 2812 (Clark Field)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 22 AF moves to 1913 (Kuala Lumpur)
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 22 AF moves to 2018 (Batavia)
*Greg Waldeck (Japan) removes all battle markers
*Greg Waldeck (Japan) deactivates Japanese units.
*Greg Waldeck (Japan) deactivates Allied units.
- bty
42 9/13/2020 1:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Weather if fine! Both sides roll x1. Unfortunately this does the allies no good as the AVG AF is eliminated with no loss to the Japanese.

To you for PBM
41 9/13/2020 1:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
6


Message from Allies:
(Fingers drumming on table...thinking, thinking..)

If I could get 20 a/n factors into the battle I would risk it. SEAC declines to activate any units in reaction.

1st - Japan with 41 factors
2nd - Allies with 6 factors
40 9/13/2020 1:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Let's see if I have to think about this...
Intel roll, ZoI of AVG AF entered so -2drm.
Intercept on 0-6
39 9/13/2020 12:14:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #79: 2 / Tinian Raid: Japanese Attack B29 Base
Activation: Any HQ Logistics Value: 1 Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but only one brigade size ground unit may be activated. Bonus: If the Allied player has a B29 LRB unit within 8 hexes of Tokyo (3706) or in the China Air units box, the Japanese player rolls a die. On a die roll of: 0-4: Lose one B29 Air step* 5-9: No Effect *Japanese choice Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
COMB FLEET 2+3=5

I need some prisoners to build this bridge over the Kwai.

* 2110 (Bangkok) : Korean Army Activates.
* 3706 (Tokyo) : ED Army Activates.
* 3407 (Kure) : 25 AF Activates.
* 3009 (Taihoku) : 23 AF Activates.
* 2212 (Saigon) : 22 AF Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok): Korean Army moves to 2109 (Kwai Bridge South)
* 2212 (Saigon): 22 AF moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 3009 (Taihoku): 23 AF moves to 2508 (Yungning)
* 2508 (Yungning): 23 AF moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 23 AF joins Battle A
* 2110 (Bangkok): 22 AF joins Battle A
* 3407 (Kure): 25 AF moves to 2908 (Wenchow)
* 2908 (Wenchow): 25 AF moves to 2508 (Yungning)
* 2508 (Yungning): 25 AF joins Battle A
* 3706 (Tokyo): ED Army moves to 2711
* 2711: ED Army moves to 2018 (Batavia)
- 1 Battle
- bty
38 9/12/2020 1:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #67: 3 / Curtis LeMay: Firebombing of Japan
Randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand if a B29 Long Range Bomber air unit is on a hex (not Air Units in China Box) within range of Tokyo. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
When Mountbatten is informed of the arrival of the Japanese army at Bangkok from Korea, he immediately orders the construction of an overland supply road to Rangoon.

British engineers complete the construction of the railway to Jarhat.
37 9/12/2020 12:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message We'll just hope we can keep it up.

*Greg Waldeck (Japan) removes all battle markers
* 2220 (Soerabaja): CL Dutch moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 2719 (Kendari) : [CL Dutch] suffers a step loss.
* 2220 (Soerabaja): CA Nachi moves to 2415 (Miri)
* Japanese Resources are now at 7
* 2220 (Soerabaja) is now Japanese controlled.
* 3615 (Ulithi): CV Akagi moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 3319 (Biak): [CA US Asia] is in supply.
- PBM done.
- bty
36 9/12/2020 10:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message The Dutch CL is flipped, no damage to the Japanese.
Japanese forces remain untouched!
Soerabaja falls to Japan.
[CL Dutch] again conducts ENM (third time so far!) to Kendari.

No file for this, you can update with your PBM.
35 9/12/2020 10:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
7


Message from Allies:
Surprise!
1st - Nachi attacks first with +3drm for surprise.
2nd - Dutch CL returns fire, needing a '9'

34 9/12/2020 10:00:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Intel check! 0-4 required to intercept.
33 9/11/2020 10:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #61: 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:
COMB FLEET 2+3=5

3706 (Tokyo) : CV Akagi Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : CA Nachi Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : 2 SN Bde Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : [28th Army] Activates.
* 3305 (Seoul) : Korean Army Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok): [28th Army] moves to 2017 (Bangka)
* Japanese Resources are now at 6
* 2017 (Bangka) is now Japanese controlled.
* 3305 (Seoul): Korean Army moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 3706 (Tokyo): CV Akagi moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 2415 (Miri): 2 SN Bde moves to 2220 (Soerabaja) Battle A
* 2415 (Miri): CA Nachi moves to 2220 (Soerabaja) Battle A
- 1 battle
- 1 ASP
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 3/7 ASP
- bty
32 9/10/2020 10:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No battles. Done.
31 9/10/2020 10:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Overstack at Rangoon, so a slight revision.
5th activation is B Ind division, moves to Mandalay.
30 9/10/2020 10:14:00 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:
Activate SEAC HQ: Logistics 4+1=5 units
1. 1 Ind xxx Imphal to Rangoon
2. [66th Route army] Kunming to Rangoon
3-4. [5th Route army] and [6th Route army] Kunming to 2107
5. FE AF Dacca to Jarhat
29 9/10/2020 9:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Posting VASSAL info is fine, as far as it goes. If I have any questions about a posting I will ask.
28 9/10/2020 8:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hopefully the storm has passed you by. IRL not in the game!

Are you okay with just copy and pasting our Vassal moves into ACTS? It's easier, and I think clear enough, but let me know.

All you,
27 9/10/2020 8:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message - PBM:
* 2018 (Batavia): CA Nachi moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 2118: CVL Zuiho moves to 2018 (Batavia)
*Greg Waldeck (Japan) removes all battle markers
* 2812 (Clark Field): 1 AD moves to 3015
* 3015: 1 AD moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 2915 (Davao): 1 AD moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 2517 (Balikpapan): CVL Ryujo moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 3015: CV Soryu moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 3112: CV Shokaku moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 5 AD moves to 2012 (Singora)
- bty
26 9/10/2020 3:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message [US FEAF] air unit eliminated with no loss to the Japanese. Dutch CL will conduct Emergency Naval Move to Soerabaja. To you for PBM.
25 9/10/2020 3:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
US Asiatic destroyer squadron eliminated with 8 hits.
[E] - Air/Naval battle at Manila.
With 44 attacking factors the [US FEAF] is eliminated.
US returns fire with 4 factors, needing a critical hit.
24 9/10/2020 3:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
No damage to either side at Batavia.
The invasion proceeds and the Japanese occupy Batavia.
[D] - Air/Naval battle at Soerabaja.
Japanese attack with 8 factors, allies have no air units so cannot damage the CVL.
23 9/10/2020 3:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
4


Message from Allies:
Power went out right after I received the die roll results! Still kind of iffy here. Heavy rains this morning.

MA AF is flipped, 5th AD is unaffected.

[B] - No die rolls needed as the Japanese air/naval attack cannot damage the ground unit, the Dutch ground unit cannot damage the Japanese army and with a +3drm the Japanese army will get at least 9 hits to eliminate the Dutch regiment at Balikpapan.

[C] - Air/Naval battle at Batavia
1st - Japanese attack with 10
2nd - Allies defend with 3
22 9/10/2020 2:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from Allies:
I will always resolve attacks in alphabetical order.
A - Air/Naval at Singapore
1st - Japan with 22 factors.
2nd - Allies with 6 factors.
21 9/10/2020 2:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
No possible reaction with the allied HQs either out of range or out of supply. Let us check the intel condition. Surprise on a '9' only.
20 9/10/2020 12:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Game on!
19 9/10/2020 12:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 7 Float Plane Tactics: Japanese CA naval units add 2 to their attack strengths for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
SS 2+7=9

* 2812 (Clark Field) : 5 AD Activates.
* 2913 : [19th Army] Activates.
* 2915 (Davao) : CVL Zuiho Activates.
* 2915 (Davao) : CVL Ryujo Activates.
* 2915 (Davao) : CA Nachi Activates.
* 2915 (Davao) : [16th Army] Activates.
* 3706 (Tokyo) : 1 AD Activates.
* 3706 (Tokyo) : CV Shokaku Activates.
* 3706 (Tokyo) : CV Soryu Activates.
* 2812 (Clark Field): 5 AD moves to 2609 (Canton)
* 2609 (Canton): 5 AD moves to 2211 (Phnom Penh)
* 2211 (Phnom Penh): 5 AD moves to 1913 (Kuala Lumpur)
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 5 AD joins Battle A Singapore
* 2913: [19th Army] moves to 2517 (Balikpapan) Battle B Balikpapan
* 2915 (Davao): CVL Ryujo moves to 2517 (Balikpapan) Battle B
* 2915 (Davao): [16th Army] moves to 2018 (Batavia) Battle C Batavia
* 2915 (Davao): CVL Zuiho moves to 2118
* 2118: CVL Zuiho joins Battle D Soerabaja
* 3706 (Tokyo): CV Soryu moves to 3015
* 3015: CV Soryu joins Battle E
* 3706 (Tokyo): CV Shokaku moves to 3112
* 3112: CV Shokaku joins Battle E
* 3706 (Tokyo): 1 AD moves to 3307 (Sasebo)
* 3307 (Sasebo): 1 AD moves to 2909 (Tainan)
* 2909 (Tainan): 1 AD moves to 2812 (Clark Field)
* 2812 (Clark Field): 1 AD joins Battle E Manilla
- 2 ASPs
- 5 battles
- Bty
18 9/9/2020 11:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Is this correct for the bid of 1 for USA?

17 9/9/2020 11:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Change US Political Will From 8 to 7
16 9/9/2020 8:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Historical Opening' option.

15 9/9/2020 10:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Arcadia Conference' option.

14 9/9/2020 10:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hi Greg - I have created a dropbox folder for the game and will post my opening ENM there. Will then draw cards which will include Arcadia Conference.

Then...await Vice Admiral Kondo's plan.

Allied opening ENM
CA Kent to Gili-Gili
[USN Asiatic CA] to Biak
USN Asiatic DD to Soerabaja
Dutch CL to Batavia
CA Exeter to Dacca
13 9/9/2020 8:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Message Sides are switched. Enjoy.
12 9/9/2020 8:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Change Allies player Allies player changed from Greg Waldeck to Tom Thornsen
11 9/9/2020 8:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Change Japanese player Japanese player changed from Tom Thornsen to Greg Waldeck
10 9/8/2020 11:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I've played about 60 games now and I've never seen an A-bomb victory. I did have to invade Japan one game after rolling 9/9 on bombing.

No need to think you need to show me one now btw!

9 9/8/2020 11:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I'll pass on giving up two for the Allies. Not sure on what bid is right, but for better or worse, I'll take Japan. I considered a 1 bid, but decided it was a close run thing. We shall see.

I think we need to switch sides. Never done that before, so Chris may need to do that for us as moderator.

Do you want to set up dropbox for exchanging turns?


8 9/8/2020 11:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message OR give up 2 USPW to play the allies.

Missed a key word there!
7 9/8/2020 11:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Alas, when playing the Japanese in an earlier round I was defeated by Jay Meyers on the last turn. It really was not that close, as I was fighting a desperate defense for the last three turns. My guess is that Jay is one of the undefeated players, as he had a bye in one round.

The cards and dice gave me a victory over Antero in the last round. The Emperor resigned on turn 9 and I was immediately able to play the Soviet invasion event giving me plenty of time to secure all the resource spaces for the win as long as the strategic bombing campaign did not fail me.

Given the results of the previous round, I believe a bid of 1 to play the allies is in order here, and I will make that bid. Back to you to see if you want to accept the Japanese side give up 2 USPW to play the allies.
6 9/7/2020 10:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hi Tom,

I have been lucky this tournament not to play anyone I've played before. I played Frank three games when I very first started playing and I played Francisco in round 1.

I lost to Antero in Round 2. He's my loss. I think you're the other undefeated player.

I'm in Wichita KS (CDT)and I've been playing about 5 years or so. I have to agree, it's a classic game.

I should be good for a play a day. I'll go ahead and bid 0 for the USA.

Bty.
5 9/7/2020 10:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hi Tom,

I have been lucky this tournament not to play anyone I've played before. I played Frank three games when I very first started playing and I played Francisco in round 1.

I lost to Antero in Round 2. He's my loss. I think you're the other undefeated player.

I'm in Wichita KS (CDT)and I've been playing about 5 years or so. I have to agree, it's a classic game.

I should be good for a play a day. I'll go ahead and bid 0 for the USA.

Bty.
4 9/7/2020 10:55:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hi Greg - An unfamiliar name to me. Since I have been playing this game since GMT East 2005 that is unusual.

I am in the New York area, which has a lot of active gamers so I have some regular face-to-face game sessions and often with the newest games. Still, I really like this one and come back to it often.

Seems like the allies have the edge in this tournament, so I await your opening bid!
3 9/6/2020 8:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 12 to 11
2 9/6/2020 8:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Message Greg Waldeck will bid first, if you need change sides just email me (craniumgroup@gmail.com).

Once sides have been picked, feel free to download the 1942 setup file from the Online Support section of the web site and start playing. Link: https://sites.google.com/view/eots-pbem/home/online-support

Good luck.
1 9/6/2020 8:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Moderator Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Moderator:
Welcome to Round 6 of the 2018 BPA Empire of the Sun Tournament.

Reminder: The JP will draw using the Historical Opening Hand option and the Allies can choose to start with the Arcadia Conference card and must declare that choice before drawing.

Reporting results: The winner of the match should direct email the moderator with the game number, the bid, the winner and how victory was achieved (Political Will, A-Bomb, Japan Blockaded, Japan Conquered, Japan Survived)

Match will end on Jan 9th, 2021. Any match still going after that date will be adjudicated.

Die roll to determine who bids first:

0-4: Tom Thornsen
5-9: Greg Waldeck

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