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46 12/2/2020 2:55:00 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:
OK, here is another target for you...
Not too many places left to place it....
Bty...
45 12/2/2020 2:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Yeah, but that was four 9's in one turn! Crazy!
44 12/2/2020 1:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Yes, Kor goes back to Batavia. I suppose it was bound to happen eventually that the 1 shot in 10 would occur. Oh well.

* 1916 (Palembang): CVL Zuiho moves to 2018 (Batavia)

4AD stays put.

Back to you.
43 12/1/2020 11:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message 1/2 for both. I think KOR retreats back to Batavia.
Back to you to sort what happened and your PBM.
42 12/1/2020 11:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
2


Message from Allies:
Ground C Tjilatjap
JP probably 18?, -2 DRM

AP 6
41 12/1/2020 11:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message OK, as I'm not sure of the rule here I'll leave both Armies in place. I'll roll for the ground battle, just in case I could reduce KOR, in which case a 2x would eliminate 16th Army. But by my reading, the A/N could only hit 16th, so KOR can't be affected in the ground battle.
40 12/1/2020 11:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
These Zeroes.....
OK, B is auto, no damage to JP.

Will roll for a crit with Dutch AF at C, which I think must go to the reduced Army. Is that correct?

39 12/1/2020 11:27:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
4


Message from Allies:
A A/N
JP 20

AP 6
38 12/1/2020 11:27:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Will react with SEAC, just AVG to deflect attack on Indian Corps.
37 12/1/2020 11:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Intercept
36 11/30/2020 11:06:00 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:
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for South HQ (Agreement) for 6
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for [25th Army]
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for Korean Army
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for [16th Army]
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for [17th Army]
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for CVL Zuiho
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for 4 AD

BONUS:
* Francisco (Japan) creates Central Force Paratroopers in 1813 (Medan)
* Francisco (Japan) eliminates 2 Regiment *
* Japanese Resources are now at 10
* Francisco (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Capture at 1813 (Medan). Hex is now Japanese controlled

Movement:
* 2017 (Bangka): [25th Army] moves to 1916 (Palembang)
* 2018 (Batavia): CVL Zuiho moves to 1916 (Palembang)
* 2616 (Tarakan): [17th Army] moves to 3822 (Lae)
* Francisco (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Capture at 3822 (Lae). Hex is now Japanese controlled
* Francisco (Japan) sets (No Barges) to 6 ASP Used
* 2018 (Batavia): [16th Army], Korean Army moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 4 AD moves to 2008 (Rangoon)

Battles:
* Francisco (Japan) creates Battle Hex (A) in 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2008 (Rangoon): 4 AD joins Battle A
* Francisco (Japan) creates Battle Hex (B) in 1916 (Palembang)
* Francisco (Japan) creates Battle Hex (C) in 2019 (Tjilatjap)
35 11/26/2020 7:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #77: 2 / Mao Tse Tung: Communits Offensive
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. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Dugout Doug to TT

Back to you.
34 11/26/2020 7:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Well, I guess that's something :-)
OK, no PBM, so will play next card...
33 11/26/2020 7:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Nope, A, B, and C are all auto elim for JP. Just rolling to see if Rangoon can flip JP on 7-9
AVG will EAM to Akyab after battle.
32 11/26/2020 7:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Rolling for a crit for AVG first.
31 11/26/2020 5:14:00 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:
PBM:

* 4612 (Wake): CV Soryu moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4612 (Wake): CL Tenryu moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)

* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for South HQ (Agreement) for 4
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for 15th Army (costs 2)
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for [17th Army]
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for [19th Army]

* 2913: [19th Army] moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 2709 (Hong Kong): [17th Army] moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): 15th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)

* Francisco (Japan) creates Battle Hex (A) in 2008 (Rangoon)
* Francisco (Japan) creates Battle Hex (B) in 2616 (Tarakan)
* Francisco (Japan) creates Battle Hex (C) in 2517 (Balikpapan)

* Francisco (Japan) sets (No Barges) to 5 ASP Used
30 11/21/2020 9:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Ground is auto.
A guy I used to work with had a Grandfather who was captured on Wake. He was a construction worker, wrong place, wrong time. He did not survive captivity. Lot of history in these hexagons!

OK, back to you for PBM, then will take second PASS, so you can play next card.
29 11/21/2020 9:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from Allies:
Wake A/N
JP 14, +3 DRM

AP Survivor?
28 11/21/2020 9:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Surprise attack.
27 11/21/2020 9:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Intercept
26 11/21/2020 6:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #69: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for South Seas HQ (Agreement) for 3
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for CV Soryu
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for [35th Army]
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for CL Tenryu

* 4715 (Kwajalein): CL Tenryu moves to 4612 (Wake)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): CV Soryu, [35th Army] moves to 4612 (Wake)

Battle A in 4612 Wake
25 11/17/2020 11:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message First pass Francisco. Back to you.
24 11/16/2020 5:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #76: 2 / Operation Tsurugi: Japan Attacks a B29 Base with Giretsu Airborne unit
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:
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Agreement) for 5

* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for 2 SN Bde
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Nachi
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for [25th Army]
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for [35th Army]
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for 1 SN Bde

* 2911 (Aparri): 1 SN Bde moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 3007 (Shanghai): [35th Army] moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 2112 (Khota Baru): [25th Army] moves to 2017 (Bangka)
* Francisco (Japan) sets (No Barges) to 3 ASP Used
* Japanese Resources are now at 5
* Francisco (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Capture at 2017 (Bangka). Hex is now Japanese controlled
* 2415 (Miri): 2 SN Bde, CA Nachi moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* Japanese Resources are now at 6
* Francisco (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Capture at 2220 (Soerabaja). Hex is now Japanese controlled

PBM:
* 2220 (Soerabaja): CA Nachi moves to 2915 (Davao)
23 11/12/2020 3:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 1 / Prime Minister Curtin
2 Ground replacements: The Australians get two ground replacements that must be used immediately to bring Australian ground units from reduced to full strength, or from the eliminated plie to reduced strength or full strength, which are placed in any friendly Australian port. Any unused replacements are forfeit. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Well, there goes my invasion of Saigon plan...
OC on SEAC
FEAF Strat move to Madras
Exeter to Dacca
Bty.
22 11/12/2020 1:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message * 2018 (Batavia): 22 AF moves to 1913 (Kuala Lumpur)
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 22 AF moves to 2212 (Saigon)

22AF are the only guys that need to move back! Over to you now.
21 11/11/2020 6:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I guess things could be going worse :-)
OK, there goes the Dutch Navy, back to you for PBM...
Alaska occupied marker placed.
20 11/11/2020 6:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
I seem to be somewhat limited in reaction options...
Just rolling for JP Air against Surabaya...
19 11/11/2020 6:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Intercept (0-6)
18 11/11/2020 11:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Dude,
Please donít stress! The pace is just fine. Anyway, at the moment I find myself very distracted by some maniac in D.C. who apparently has the nuclear codes!
17 11/11/2020 9:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Sorry for being really late on this. Just going through a lot of stuff. I'll try to be more diligent.
16 11/11/2020 9:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #85: 2 / Battle of Kolombangara
Activation: Any HQ Intelligence: Intercept Logistic Value: Equal to Allied OC value. Conditions: Only naval units may be activated. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Agreement) for 5

* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for [27th Army]
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for Korean Army
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for 15th Army
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for 25 AF
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for 22 AF

Movement:
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South): 15th Army moves to 2108 (Kwai Bridge North)
* 3305 (Seoul): Korean Army moves to 2018 (Batavia)
* 3704 (Hakodate): [27th Army] moves to 4600 (Attu/Kiska)

* 3407 (Kure): 25 AF moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): 25 AF moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3814 (Guam): 25 AF moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 4017 (Truk): 25 AF moves to 4021 (Rabaul)

* 2212 (Saigon): 22 AF moves to 1913 (Kuala Lumpur)
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 22 AF moves to 2018 (Batavia)

Battles:
* Francisco (Japan) creates Battle Hex (A) in 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 2018 (Batavia): 22 AF joins Battle A
15 11/5/2020 11:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #71: 2 / Victor Plans: MacArthur Liberates The Philippines
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Event on SEAC (4+1)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 1 Ind Corps
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 1B Division
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for [5 Army]
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for [66 Army]
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): 1B Division moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): 1 Ind Corps moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2407 (Kunming): [66 Army] moves to 2007
* 2407 (Kunming): [5 Army] moves to 2206 (Lashio)
- Back to you...
- Forgot 1...
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for [6 Army]
* 2407 (Kunming): [6 Army] moves to 2305 (Myitkyina)
Back to JP
14 11/4/2020 5:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM Complete, over to Allies for 1st Card Play
13 11/4/2020 5:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message * 3317: CV Soryu moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 3317: CV Akagi moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 2314: CV Shokaku moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 2018 (Batavia): CA Nachi moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 2812 (Clark Field): 4 AD moves to 2609 (Canton)
* 2609 (Canton): 4 AD moves to 2211 (Phnom Penh)
* 2211 (Phnom Penh): 4 AD moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
12 11/3/2020 6:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Sheesh!
Batavia falls (1/7 ASP)
D is auto, no return fire.

Back to you for PBM, file up.

11 11/3/2020 6:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
2


Message from Allies:
C
JP 20

AP 2 (Crit?)
10 11/3/2020 6:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Should have reversed it :-)
9 11/3/2020 6:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
6


Message from Allies:
B
JP 22

AP 6 (only hits on a Crit)
8 11/3/2020 5:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
A
JP auto, no roll needed.
Just rolling for AP Crit
7 11/3/2020 5:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Reaction:
[SL Corps] to Manila.
I guess that's it...
6 11/3/2020 5:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Intercept
5 11/3/2020 5:05:00 PM 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:
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for South Seas HQ (Agreement) for 9
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for 5 AD
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for 3 AD
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for 4 AD
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for CV Shokaku
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for CV Soryu
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for CV Akagi
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for CVL Zuiho
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Nachi
* Francisco (Japan) toggles Activation for [16th Army]

Movement:
* 3706 (Tokyo): CV Shokaku moves to 2314
* 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)
* 3607 (Nagoya): 4 AD moves to 3209 (Okinawa)
* 3209 (Okinawa): 4 AD moves to 2911 (Aparri)
* 2911 (Aparri): 4 AD moves to 2812 (Clark Field)
* 3607 (Nagoya): 3 AD moves to 3209 (Okinawa)
* 3209 (Okinawa): 3 AD moves to 2911 (Aparri)
* 2911 (Aparri): 3 AD moves to 2812 (Clark Field)
* 2915 (Davao): [16th Army], CVL Zuiho moves to 2018 (Batavia)
* 2915 (Davao): CA Nachi moves to 2018 (Batavia)
* 3706 (Tokyo): CV Soryu moves to 3317
* 3706 (Tokyo): CV Akagi moves to 3317

Battles:
* Francisco (Japan) creates Battle Hex (A) in 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 2812 (Clark Field): 4 AD Joins Battle A
* 2812 (Clark Field): 3 AD Joins Battle A

* Francisco (Japan) creates Battle Hex (B) in 2015 (Singapore)
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 5 AD Joins Battle B
* 2314: CV Shokaku Joins Battle A

* Francisco (Japan) creates Battle Hex (C) in 2018 (Batavia)

* Francisco (Japan) creates Battle Hex (D) in 3319 (Biak)
* 3317: CV Soryu Joins Battle D
* 3317: CV Akagi Joins Battle D
4 11/2/2020 9:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Historical Opening' option.

3 10/31/2020 4:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Arcadia Conference' option.

2 10/31/2020 4:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 12 to 11
1 10/31/2020 4:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message OK, here we go. I'll take ABDA, assume Historical for you?
ENM
Exeter to Rangoon
Dutch CL to Surabaya
US Asia DD to Batavia
[US Asia CA] to Biak
Kent to Gili Gili

Will send file, then over to you.

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