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196 12/3/2020 1:33:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message yes, (SUa) to Tula
(GE4) stays
3PZA advances to Voronezh
195 12/3/2020 1:29:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Message I believe a reduced army survived, retreats to Tula via Moscow.
194 12/3/2020 1:25:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from Allied:
Bryansk attacks Kaluga (6v2). No CC.

193 12/3/2020 1:21:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #7: 5 / Hedgehogs
Place 3x lvl1 Trench markers in Full Supply spaces w Ge Armies in Su. All GE units in Su may use no retreat option this turn.

Message from Axis:
CP3 OPS

Move: Kiev, Kharkov, Konotop, Warsaw
Attack: Bryansk

GE6 to Kalach, GE11 to Kharkov, (4PZA) to Vitebsk, PZc to Serafimovich (Mikhaylovska)

Bryansk attacks Kaluga (6v2)
192 12/3/2020 8:46:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Message Will stick to Cairo and Tobruk, bty for AR3.
191 12/3/2020 8:37:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Message Wait, let me read a bit about SR rules before deciding on that.
190 12/3/2020 8:36:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Message Cairo and Tobruk will depart to the Far East. bty for AR3.
189 12/3/2020 6:22:00 AM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #12: 3 / Bomber Command
Axis hand cap reduce by 2 for the next draw phase. PREREQ: Prior to Fall 44 maybe played as an event in Allied action rounds 1-5 only.

Message from Allied:
Haven’t looked at the logfile. But this will be my play for AR2 regardless. Will update map a bit later. If it doesn’t affect your next play you can ahead and do your next round.
188 12/2/2020 10:40:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #17: 2 / Bonzai!
Allied player removes 2x CW corps from the map, RB, or Elim unit box, in that order. PREREQ: Play after Fall 41.

Message from Axis:
AX2 event, please remove 2 CWc and back to you

file up from previous combat
187 12/2/2020 10:39:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message 4/4, flip West and GE17
186 12/2/2020 10:38:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from Axis:
AL6
AX4
185 12/2/2020 4:49:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #11: 3 / Sorge
May place move/combat marker on 2 Soviet spaces. Allow play of Siberians

Message from Allied:
Saratov to Mikhaylovska and back to Tambov
Stalingrad attacks Serafimovich, which is defending OOS. 6 vs 4. No CC.
Please resolve. No advance.
184 12/2/2020 4:09:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Allied:
9-11 vs 3. No CC.
183 12/2/2020 4:00:00 PM Spring 1942 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 7 cards.NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
182 12/2/2020 3:31:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #3: 2 / OKH Conference
Allow play of Taifun w/o VP penalty.

Message from Axis:
AX1 event/ops

(I believe this is allowed during thaw since not explicitly prohibited)
move: Vorosh
attack: Bryansk
Vorosh.: GE17 to Serafimovich (Millerovo, Mikhaylovska), 3PZA to Bryansk (Voronezh)

Bryansk attacks Kaluga 9v3
181 12/2/2020 3:25:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Message AL Mo
180 12/2/2020 3:24:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
2


Message from Axis:
Orders

AX
AL
179 12/2/2020 3:23:00 PM Spring 1942 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 7 cards.NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
178 12/2/2020 3:23:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis End Turn
177 12/2/2020 3:22:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Message so, only 2 PZ steps from what I understand

7GE:
flip 3PZA Vorosh.
rebuild (4PZA) to Warsaw
flip Kaunas, Kiev, Bryansk, Orel, Calais

3AX: flip RO4 Krapotkin, flip IT Mech Agedabia
re build (RO3) to Bucharest
(ITc) to RB
176 12/2/2020 2:17:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message Done. file up. no discard.
175 12/2/2020 1:46:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Message You'll be up to spend RPs first, so I'll let you update.
174 12/2/2020 1:37:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #14: 5 / Lend-Lease
Allow play of Su Mech Fronts (31,37,39) on any later turn.

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

Message from Allied:
RPs to end season. No file. Please update.
173 12/2/2020 1:28:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #9: 4 / Hitler Takes Command
Allow play of Totaler Krieg, Fall Blau, Zitadelle, Wacht am Rhein events. Prevents play of PzG Guderian. +2DRM to the Axis Order rolls.

Replacement points: GE: 3, AX: 1

Message from Axis:
(GE4) retreats to Bryansk, advancing Don front to Tula per your instructions

AX6, 2nd round of RPs
172 12/2/2020 11:36:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Change Victory Points -1: from 17 to 16
Message from Allied:
For Tula.
171 12/2/2020 11:36:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Message Advancing Full strength Front to Tula.
170 12/2/2020 11:34:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from Allied:
TULA 5 vs 4 No CCs
169 12/2/2020 11:33:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Message will resolve dice then
168 12/2/2020 10:20:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Message Indeed, instead of RIga, activate Moscow to attack Tula, no terrain modifiers. 5 vs 4 column
Instead of Pskov, Alexandria to Buq Buq.
Please resolve dice. no file.
167 12/2/2020 9:58:00 AM Winter 1942 Axis Message I don't think there is a map connection between Memel and Konigsberg (the line there I believe is an island chain).
166 12/2/2020 5:29:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #5: 4 / British Reinforcements
Place Desert Army ==> Alexandria, Cairo, or Basra. Place 1 CW Corps ==> RB. Allows play of Br8A(21) on any following turn.

Message from Allied:
Riga to Konigsberg, destroying GE Fortress.
Pskov Army to Tallinn.
Milevoro Army to Saratov via Tambov. Milevoro Front to Ryazan.
Mordok to Grozny and Orzho mountains
165 12/2/2020 5:04:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Return Strategy card to hand #14: 5 / Lend-Lease

Message from Allied:
taking back, to avoid auto-loss
164 12/2/2020 4:54:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Message No file, please update.
163 12/2/2020 4:54:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #14: 5 / Lend-Lease
Allow play of Su Mech Fronts (31,37,39) on any later turn.

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

Message from Allied:
RPs
162 12/2/2020 4:53:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Return Strategy card to hand #14: 5 / Lend-Lease

Message from Allied:
not ops, RPs
161 12/2/2020 4:53:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 5 / Lend-Lease
Allow play of Su Mech Fronts (31,37,39) on any later turn.

Message from Allied:
RPs. no file.
160 12/2/2020 12:21:00 AM Winter 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #12: 3 / Nordlicht
Axis units may attack Leningrad. Axis unit may only attack Leningrad this round. PREREQ: May not be played during Spring Thaw.

Message from Axis:
AX5 event/ops

Armavir to Maikop (Sukhumi)
Bir Hacheim to Agedabia
V-L to Vitebsk
159 12/1/2020 9:56:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message both flip, file up.
158 12/1/2020 9:50:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from Allied:
Mozdok attacks Armavir, 6-8 vs 4. No CCs.
157 12/1/2020 9:50:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #3: 2 / Stavka
Cancels any Soviet Orders for this turn

Message from Allied:
Event + Ops.
Tobruk autokills Italian Corps. no advance.
Mozdok attacks Armavir, 6-8 vs 4. No CCs.
wil resolve attacks
156 12/1/2020 9:16:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #7: 5 / Hedgehogs
Place 3x lvl1 Trench markers in Full Supply spaces w Ge Armies in Su. All GE units in Su may use no retreat option this turn.

Replacement points: GE: 4, AX: 2

Message from Axis:
Ax4: RPs, no file
155 12/1/2020 6:02:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message As I read 8.5 I can´t move out to Kaluga. Instead of activating Moscow will activate Yaroslavl to Rhzev.
154 12/1/2020 5:53:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message Now I'm not sure if I can advance out of Moscow through Kaluga, because of Stalin orders. will have to check rules.
153 12/1/2020 5:15:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message Armor SCU elim. No advance. file up. bty
152 12/1/2020 5:13:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Allied:
1 CL each. (Italian luck)

Now Kaluga attacks Vyazma. No CC 3 LCU vs 1 SCU.
151 12/1/2020 5:11:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Allied:
Tobruk attacks Gazala. No advance. No CC
4 vs 1 SCU.


150 12/1/2020 5:09:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #7: 5 / Industrial Evacuation
May not be played if Moscow has ever been occupied by an Axis unit.

Message from Allied:
Rybinsk move to Pskov
Moscow to Bryansk
Grozny to Mozdok
Kaluga attacks Vyazma
Tobruk attacks Gazala.
MOVE files up. will continue with attacks.
149 12/1/2020 3:20:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Change Victory Points +1: from 16 to 17
Message from Axis:
Kharkov
148 12/1/2020 3:20:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #4: 4 / Taifun
Axis places 4 Combat markers in any axis ocupied spaces (include. Multi-nationality spaces). +1DRM for all attack vs. Su this round. Allows Axis attack on Moscow. -1VP unless OKH Conference has been played.

Message from Axis:
AX3 OPS

move: Warsaw, Rzhev, Ryazan, Voronezh

Rzhev: GE18 to Dvinsk
Ryazan: GE6 to Kharkov
Voronezh: GE17 to Voroshilovgrad
Warsaw: (GE2) and GEc to Kaunas, GEc to Insterberg
147 12/1/2020 3:13:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Message for Kaluga, flip GE9 and Voronezh Front

(GE9) to Orel
advancing Central to Kaluga per your instructions

didn't get 2nd file, so implemented this in mine.
146 12/1/2020 12:30:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message 2 files up. 1 full front will advance to Kaluga.
bty
145 12/1/2020 12:27:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from Allied:
Moscow attacks Kaluga, 9-11 vs 4 (Winter), no terrain effects benefit.
No CCs.

144 12/1/2020 12:24:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Message 1 CW Corp from Buq Buq to Tobruk.
1 Front from Stalingrad to Milenovo
1 Front from Leningrad to Riga.
Front in Kholm to Pskov passing through Dvinsk.
Moscow "garrison" attacks Kaluga. No CC. Since there are no CCs involved. I will roll.
143 12/1/2020 12:03:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Message 4 4 / Taifun
Axis places 4 Combat markers in any axis ocupied spaces (include. Multi-nationality spaces). +1DRM for all attack vs. Su this round. Allows Axis attack on Moscow. -1VP unless OKH Conference has been played.
22 4 / German Reinforcements
Place PzAA at Tripoli. Remove 1 supplied Pz Corps in Libya/Egypt to RB.
8 2 / Hitler Declares War
Add 1 VP. US Enters the war. Allow play of Allied US Build-Up card. PREREQ: May play after Summer 41.
15 3 / Wolfpacks
Allied hand size reduced by 2 for the next draw phase. PREREQ: May not be played after ASW Victory.
7 5 / Hedgehogs
Place 3x lvl1 Trench markers in Full Supply spaces w Ge Armies in Su. All GE units in Su may use no retreat option this turn.
9 4 / Hitler Takes Command
Allow play of Totaler Krieg, Fall Blau, Zitadelle, Wacht am Rhein events. Prevents play of PzG Guderian. +2DRM to the Axis Order rolls.
12 3 / Nordlicht
Axis units may attack Leningrad. Axis unit may only attack Leningrad this round. PREREQ: May not be played during Spring Thaw.
142 12/1/2020 12:03:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Message I think the ACTS module will automatically add the cards, but yes, a VASSAL reminder wouldn't hurt.
141 12/1/2020 7:02:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Message On next logfile I think a marker should be placed in fall ´42 to remind of US entering the war.
140 12/1/2020 6:39:00 AM Winter 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #25: 5 / Enigma
The Axis player must show the Allied player his hand. PREREQ: May not be played if Allies control any space in Greater Germany. May not play during Spring Thaw.

Message from Allied:
Intel arrives. pleease show hand of cards. no file.
139 11/30/2020 11:23:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #22: 4 / German Reinforcements
Place PzAA at Tripoli. Remove 1 supplied Pz Corps in Libya/Egypt to RB.

Message from Axis:
Tripoli, remove PZc at Hellfire pass to RB

file up
138 11/30/2020 7:41:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #24: 3 / Soviet Reinforcements
Place Brynsk, Kalinin, & Volkhov Fronts. Place 3x Armies ==> RB.

Message from Allied:
The much needed Reinf. in fall ´41 arrive in Winter.
Leningrad, Stalingrad and Grozny.
file up
137 11/30/2020 6:02:00 PM Winter 1942 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
136 11/30/2020 5:38:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Change Victory Points +1: from 15 to 16
Message from Axis:
Hitler Declares War
135 11/30/2020 5:37:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Message also, standfast to Millerovo and Moscow
134 11/30/2020 5:36:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #8: 2 / Hitler Declares War
Add 1 VP. US Enters the war. Allow play of Allied US Build-Up card. PREREQ: May play after Summer 41.

NOTE: US enters the war. Total War cards will be added at the end of Fall 1942.

Message from Axis:
AX1 event
133 11/30/2020 5:34:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
132 11/30/2020 5:34:00 PM Winter 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Axis:
Orders

AX
AL
131 11/30/2020 5:33:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis End Turn
130 11/30/2020 5:33:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Message 2PZA to Armavir via Elista
129 11/30/2020 6:17:00 AM Fall 1941 Allied Message special rules for W´42, check 15.2 and 15.3
No discarding, when done with your advance decision in Armavir and with discards, please advance turn.
File up, don't pay attention to the name of the file, is misleading, it is the whole end of turn.
128 11/30/2020 6:07:00 AM Fall 1941 Allied Change Victory Points +1: from 14 to 15
Message from Allied:
For not executing MO.
127 11/30/2020 6:07:00 AM Fall 1941 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #20: 2 / Paradrop
"+1DRM" for Offensive fire. Maybe used once per turn only.

Replacement points: BR: 1, US: 1, SU: 2

Message from Allied:
Soviets reduced and retreats to Grozny. German advance pending.
RPs to end the turn. No Soviet Attrition. Lose a VP for MO.
126 11/30/2020 5:57:00 AM Fall 1941 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Allied:
Armavir. 5 vs 3. No CCs

125 11/30/2020 5:52:00 AM Fall 1941 Allied Message The RO army can only flip Soviet unit with a roll of 6.
So the Front in Armavir is still full strength.
124 11/29/2020 4:48:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #20: 2 / Kammhuber Line
Cancels effect of Bomber Command played this turn. PREREQ: May not be played after Turn 14

Message from Axis:
Ax6 OPS

Vitebsk: GE9 to Kaluga
2PZA attacks Armavir (should be legal becuase I previously occupied a vacant Blua space) 5v2
123 11/29/2020 4:42:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Message 2/3 both flip
122 11/29/2020 4:41:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from Axis:
Krapotkin

AL3
AX2
121 11/29/2020 4:41:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Message my (PZc) advanced to Roslav then back to Vyazma, so that should be captured
120 11/29/2020 4:36:00 PM Fall 1941 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #12: 3 / Bomber Command
Axis hand cap reduce by 2 for the next draw phase. PREREQ: Prior to Fall 44 maybe played as an event in Allied action rounds 1-5 only.

Message from Allied:
Kalinin to Rybinsk
Vladimir to Yaroslav.
Armavir attacks Krapotkin. No CC. No advance.
file up, changed a lot the placement of markers, but settle at the end in these 3 spaces.
119 11/29/2020 4:12:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Message supply threat to Moscow
118 11/29/2020 4:11:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Message GE18 to Rhzev
(PZc) to Roslav and back to Vyazma

1PZA to Kamenskya via Rostov
(3PZA) to Voroshilovgrad
117 11/29/2020 4:05:00 PM Fall 1941 Allied Message bty for advances. file up.
116 11/29/2020 4:02:00 PM Fall 1941 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from Allied:
6 vs 2 CL, retreats to Kalinin.

Battle at Rostov. 5 vs 2. No CCs.
115 11/29/2020 3:59:00 PM Fall 1941 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Allied:
Battle at Rzhev. No Ccs.
12-14 vs 3.

114 11/29/2020 12:22:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Change Victory Points -1: from 15 to 14
Message from Axis:
Kharkov partisans
113 11/29/2020 12:21:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #21: 5 / Herkules
Place an Axis control marker on Malta. May trace full supply by sea to Tripoli/Tunis. PREREQ: May not be played if Allied units are in Benghazi or Algiers.

Message from Axis:
AX5 OPS

Combat: V-L, Vyazma, Stalino
move: Orel, Kerch

RO4 to Krapotkin
PZc to Vyazma (Kaluga, Mozhaisk)
GE6 to Ryazan (Tambov)

VL and Vyazma vs Rzhev (12v3)
Stalino vs Rostov (5v2)

file up
112 11/28/2020 7:08:00 PM Fall 1941 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #19: 3 / Partisans
Allow placement of Partisan markers in the Su, Greece, Albania, & Yugoslavia. May immediately play 1 Partisan marker.

Message from Allied:
Partisans movement start to form.
Partisans activity in Kharkov. reduces 1 VP while unoccupied by Axis forces.
Check section for Partisans. file up.
111 11/28/2020 6:51:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Message 3/4, flip Vor. front and flip 3PZA, back to you, no file for combat result
110 11/28/2020 6:50:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Axis:
Rostov

AX6
AL3
109 11/28/2020 6:48:00 PM Fall 1941 Allied Message No CC. Please roll.
108 11/28/2020 6:42:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Change Victory Points +2: from 13 to 15
Message from Axis:
Tula, Kharkov
107 11/28/2020 6:41:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #11: 3 / Italian Naval Sortee
Axis unit may trace full supply across SR lines to Tripoli/Tunis this turn. May place 1 combat or Move marker.

Message from Axis:
Ax4 OPS

MOVE: Bryansk
ATTACK: Kharkov, Stalino

3PZA to Stalino (Kursk, Voroshilovgrad)

Kharkov attacks Voronezh (4v2L) autokill, advance

Stalino attacks Rostov (6v3)

file up
106 11/28/2020 12:00:00 PM Fall 1941 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #6: 4 / FDR Declares War
Maybe played after Summer 41. US Enters the war. Allow play of US Build-Up.

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

Message from Allied:
No file. RP bty, please update board.
105 11/27/2020 10:34:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #13: 3 / Krim
Cancels Su fort combat effects for 1 attack vs. Sevastopol.

Message from Axis:
AX3 event/ops

Slovakia: (GE9) and GEc to Warsaw
Chernovitsi: (PZc) to Konotop, (GE11) to Kiev
Smolensk: autokill (SUa) in Vitebsk and advance in.

my units back in suppy

NOTE: file mislabeled as Ax4
104 11/27/2020 10:25:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Message gotcha, (SUa) in Vitebsk, GE9 advances to Smolensk
this leaves Vyazma in supply after your last move, though the panzers are still up.
103 11/27/2020 10:16:00 PM Fall 1941 Allied Message If it can retreat to the space towards Minsk.
102 11/27/2020 10:15:00 PM Fall 1941 Allied Message Sorry, I have guests this weekend and will be a bit away from laptop.

I think you are correct, the reduced SCU is still on the board if it only needs to retreat only 1 space.
101 11/27/2020 10:12:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Message Under rule 11.3

• Soviet 5-3-4 and 3-3-3 Fronts are both replaced by a regular infantry Army.

You only took 4LF which should elim the (SW) and flip the replacing SUa.
100 11/27/2020 5:20:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Message I believe he gets replaced by an SUa, and I only did 4LF to you, so 3 to eliminate, one to flip the replacement SCU, correct?
99 11/27/2020 4:56:00 PM Fall 1941 Allied Message SW is in the elim box
98 11/27/2020 4:53:00 PM Fall 1941 Axis Message your (SW) should've been reduced to (SUa). where did he rettreat?
97 11/27/2020 4:50:00 PM Fall 1941 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allied:
Trenches at Moscow

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