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774 4/17/2021 3:56:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message 4-3 win for the Germans.

(Steppe) front gets replaced by an SUa that flips <4,3>


773 4/17/2021 3:54:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Allied:
Budapest attacks Vienna, 10H to 8H
772 4/17/2021 3:50:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message Hi Josh. I went back through the log, using your starting point from Fall '44. Starting with msg 606, where you SR a GEc into the RB, giving you <3,0> in there:
1. You remove a GEc from the RB in msg 611, leaving <2,0>
2. Msg 671, another GEc gets removed from the RB, now <1,0>
3. Msg 677, you add a flipped corps to the RB in your replacement phase, now <1,1>
4. Msg 739, another GEc gets pulled out of the RB, so you are down to <0,1>
5. In this last combat (msg 755), you remove the last corps from the box, leaving it now empty. The corps is a flipped one, so it is gone, vice just getting flipped.



771 4/17/2021 3:28:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message >> I have 6H at Vienna

I missed the fact that the PZc moved there too
770 4/17/2021 1:41:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message also, I have 6H at Vienna with the things I just moved in, if that's ok, you can go ahead and roll (GE19, GEc, PZc). I suppose we need to sort out where the RB is actually at as well.
769 4/17/2021 1:40:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message I can't say on the RB, the last notation I made was in fall 1944 where I was at 3/0. I should've kept better track in the notes I suppose.
768 4/16/2021 9:28:00 AM Summer 1945 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:
AL2:
+++

Move markers on Turin and Brod
Combat marker on Budapest

BR8 moves from Turin to Innsbruck
1UKR moves from Brod to Budapest
Budapest attacks Vienna, 10H to 5H
767 4/16/2021 9:20:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message >> (GE7) to (GEc)

I had your RB empty of infantry corps except for a single flipped GEc. It would be eliminated vice ending as a flipped corps. And your RB should be empty now. Did I have that wrong?
766 4/16/2021 9:18:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Cool. Thanks!!
765 4/14/2021 8:20:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message No worries, I reckon let's just play on.
764 4/14/2021 7:51:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message And sorry!!!
763 4/14/2021 7:51:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message Aak! I totally missed that. Probably knew it years ago, but I am pretty rusty. How do you want to handle it? I can back up to my AL1 and redo my card play? Or just play on from here using the actual rules... Or something else you suggest?
762 4/13/2021 2:14:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message look at the note on the board west of Turin, I think full supply only reaches that far in that direction
761 4/13/2021 1:33:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message Hi Josh. I think that Naples is a full supply source, so everyone is tracing to there. If ai have that wrong, lmk.
760 4/13/2021 1:30:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message oh, Bill, question also about previous play, isn't Metz still under BH supply meaning you would've needed 3 ops to activate it?
759 4/13/2021 1:25:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #51: 2 / Anti-Partisan Sweep
Remove 2x partisan markers

Message from Axis:
AX2 OPS

Ruhr: 1FJ to Holland, PZc to Vienna
Frankfurt: GE19 to Vienna
758 4/13/2021 1:19:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Change Victory Points -1: from 4 to 3
Message from Axis:
Budapest
757 4/13/2021 1:19:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message 5/3, HU force eliminated with replacement
flip CAU, advancing both per instructions
756 4/13/2021 1:16:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Axis:
Buda

AL6
AX2
755 4/13/2021 1:16:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message 4/5

(GE7) to (GEc)
flip US9 and USc
754 4/13/2021 1:14:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Axis:
Ardennes

AL9
AX6+
753 4/13/2021 1:14:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #44: 2 / Volkssturm
"+1 DRM" Def fire in any space in Greater Germany.

Message from Axis:
I'll try this for Ardennes
752 4/12/2021 5:19:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #45: 4 / Avalanche
Beachheads: Allied N-S, U. [US5A], 1xBr Corps==>RB PREREQ: US Build-Up. May not play if US7A is on the map.

Message from Allied:
AP1:
+++

Move markers on Dijon and Cluj
Combat markers on Metz and Szeged

(US3) moves from Dijon to Antwerp
DON moves from Cluj to Miscolkcz (via Drebecen and Slovakia)
Metz attacks the troublesome Ardennes, 9H to 7H
Szeged hits Budapest, 6H to 2H; advance all who can
751 4/12/2021 5:11:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message you got PoG rules on your brain, right? no advance desired anyway
750 4/12/2021 4:58:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message Auto-kill at Antwerp. No advance because both of your guys are flipped
749 4/12/2021 4:57:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 8 to replenish hand to 8 cards.
748 4/12/2021 4:03:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #18: 2 / Devil's Gardens
Treat desert space as a mountain space for 1 defensive combat.

Message from Axis:
Ardennes armies against Antwerp 4 vs 2s
Lodz: (GEc) to Ostrava
747 4/12/2021 3:59:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message Krakow is the 3rd one, not Radom
746 4/12/2021 3:59:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message SF to Insterberg, Bialystock, Radom
745 4/12/2021 3:58:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Axis:
orders

AX+2
AL
744 4/12/2021 3:57:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 6 cards.
743 4/12/2021 3:57:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis End Turn
742 4/12/2021 3:57:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message I'm down 1 RP from Krakow

flip 1PZ and 5PZ Warsaw
flip GE15 Saar

2A's: 2xHUc to RB
741 4/12/2021 3:50:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message 4 LF replaces (3Baltic) with an SUa that flips <5,3>

1BAL and 2BEL advance into Radom
The (SUa) stays in Lublin


740 4/12/2021 3:47:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message >> flipped CW is 1LF, so you have to flip BRc at Antwerp

Roger that. Sorry about that.
739 4/12/2021 3:33:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message 6/4, kill (GE18), kill (PZc), flip GEc

(6PZA) to Breslau, (GEc) to Posen

losses, advance?
738 4/12/2021 3:32:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Axis:
Radom

AL9++
AX9
737 4/12/2021 3:30:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message flipped CW is 1LF, so you have to flip BRc at Antwerp
736 4/12/2021 3:30:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Combat #20: 2 / Paradrop
"+1DRM" for Offensive fire. Maybe used once per turn only.

Message from Allied:
735 4/12/2021 3:30:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #49: 2 / Maquis
Partisan markers may be placed in France, Norway, Sweden, and Italy (after Italy Defects). May immediately play one Partisan Marker.

Message from Allied:
AL6:
+++

I had a couple of good events that turn, but four 2's and three 3's. I will need a much better hand next turn to pull this out.

I would love to take some RPs now, but Stalin says "nyet"!

Move marker on Tarnopol
Combat marker on Lublin

WEST and one TKa move from Tarnopol to Krakow; the other TKa goes to Lwow
Lublin hits Radom with T-34 (up from before) and paratroopers, 9H+2 to 9H
734 4/12/2021 3:21:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Change Victory Points -3: from 7 to 4
Message from Allied:
Sofia, Athens and Crete attrite to Allied control
733 4/12/2021 3:20:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message At the end of your 6th impulse, the Balkans all attrite to Allied control. The two Bulgarian units head back to the farms, some with new Greek wives; all wondering what the big fuss was about.

I get VPs for Sofia, Athens and Crete.
732 4/12/2021 3:18:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message 2-2

Kill the flipped CWc. No damage to you.
731 4/12/2021 3:10:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Allied:
Ardennes: armies only attack Antwerp 4L vs 3s
730 4/12/2021 2:58:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #54: 2 / The Bunker
Place a lvl-1 Trench on Berlin PREREQ: May not be player after National Redoubt

Message from Axis:
AX6 OPS

Ardennes: armies only attack Antwerp 4L vs 3s
Trondheim: GEc to Oslo
729 4/10/2021 1:13:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Change Victory Points -2: from 9 to 7
Message from Allied:
Yalta Conference and Soviets take Belgrade
728 4/10/2021 1:12:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message As I am sure you expected and were OK with: Sofia and Salonika now OOS
727 4/10/2021 1:11:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #51: 2 / Yalta
Subtract 1 VP. Allow play of Thunderclap. PREREQ: Play if Allied control all VP spaces in Su & 1 or more in Greater Germany.

Message from Allied:
AL5:
+++

Event: -1 VP

OPS:
Combat markers on Temesvar and Kolomyja

1UKR in Temesvar kills the HUc in Belgrade and advances to Brod (via Belgrade)
Kolomyja kills the HUc in Cluj; DON front advances to Cluj; TKa advances to Temesvar; you can roll your defense to see if you can ding the TKa
726 4/10/2021 12:58:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #10: 2 / Desert Fox
"+1 DRM" for any Ge Pz unit(s) attacking into or defending in a desert space.

Message from Axis:
Slovakia: 2PZA to Ostrava
Krakow: GEc to Vienna
725 4/10/2021 10:21:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message It looks like I am going to come up short, but I will try to keep it interesting
724 4/10/2021 10:19:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message HUc in Cluj OOS
OOS threats to PZ2 in Slovakia plus Belgrade, Sofia, Salonika
723 4/10/2021 10:15:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #46: 3 / Shingle
Beachheads: Allied K-U. 1xBr Corps, 1xUS Corps. PREREQ: US Build-Up. May not play if US7A is on the map.

Message from Allied:
AL4:
+++

Yep, I wish I could take RPs myself, but I'm a bit busy here... :)

Move markers on Riga, Pskov and Craiova

2BAL and SHa move from Riga to Insterberg (via Courland, Memel); (SUa) to Bialystock
4UKR moves from Pskov to Bialystock (via Dvinsk and Vilna); SHa to Kaunas
Steppe and CAU move from Craiova to Szeged (via Drebecen)
722 4/9/2021 5:21:00 PM Spring 1945 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:
I think I have a breather to take these RPs for the last turn
721 4/9/2021 3:38:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Change Victory Points -1: from 10 to 9
Message from Allied:
Bucharest taken by the Soviets
720 4/9/2021 3:37:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #29: 3 / Romania Defects
Remove all RO units from the game. All spaces in Romania not occupied by an Axis unit become Allied. Place 1 Su Army ==> RB. Allow play of Bulgaria Defects. PREREQ: May be played if the Su control at least 1 space in Romania.

Message from Allied:
AL3:
+++

Event: remove all Romanian units from the game (hoorah!). All spaces in Romania get marked as Allied. (-1 VP for Bucharest; oil down to zero, which I think costs you a card next turn, but will have to look up). SUa to the RB <6,3>

And 3 OPS:
Move markers on Zhitomer, Yassi and Odessa

SW front and one TKa move from Zhitomer to Tarnow (via Lwow); the other TKa goes to Kolomyja
Don front moves from Yassi to Kolomyja; 1UKR to Temesvar; (SUa) to Burgas
CAU and Steppe Fronts move from Odessa to Craiova; SHa to Bucharest;
719 4/9/2021 2:40:00 PM Spring 1945 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:
AX3 OPS

Bialystock: (6PZA) and (PZc) to Radom, (GEc) to Lodz
Insterberg: GE4 to Konigsberg, 4PZA to Masurian Lakes, PZc to Masurian Lakes
Radom: (3PZA) to Graz, (GEc) to Breslau
718 4/9/2021 2:34:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message sorry for the long response

I will flip 6PZ and PZc in Bialystock
717 4/6/2021 3:51:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message My whole stack in Kishinev will advance into Yassi
716 4/6/2021 3:50:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message After killing the GEc in Vilna, 2BEL will advance to Lublin (via B-L), removing the SFM from Baranovichi
715 4/6/2021 3:46:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message I had a +1 at Bialystock, so the result was 5-5 vice 4-5. So you need to adjust your losses: let me know if you want to flip the Pz corps instead of killing the (GEc), or you could kill the PZc and the (GEc) and keep the army unflipped.

Either way, you do not retreat, so I do not advance.
714 4/6/2021 3:44:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message 1BAL and (3BAL) advance into Lublin
(TKa) remains at Kovel

T-34 cc stays up
713 4/6/2021 2:13:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message flip SUa, awaiting your advances
712 4/6/2021 2:13:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Axis:
Yassi

AX1s
711 4/6/2021 2:13:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message 4/5

flip 6PZ and elim (GEc)
flip 2UKR

retreat both mine to Masurian Lakes
710 4/6/2021 2:12:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from Axis:
Bial

AL9
AX9
709 4/6/2021 2:11:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message 6/5, flip both of mine

flip 3BALT and STa
both mine retreat to Radom
708 4/6/2021 2:09:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from Axis:
AL12++
AX9+
707 4/6/2021 2:09:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Combat #41: 3 / Panther
"+1 DRM" off or Def fire w Ge Pz units.

Message from Axis:
Lublin
706 4/6/2021 11:52:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Combat #18: 2 / T-34
"+1DRM" for Su Offensive or Def fire w Mech unit.

Message from Allied:
705 4/6/2021 11:52:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #35: 5 / Bagration
"+1DRM" for all Su attacks & cancels all Axis No retreat options this round against Soviet attacks. PREREQ: May not play during Spring Thaw.

Message from Allied:
AL2:
+++

Move markers on Pinsk and Bobruisk
Combat markers on Baranovichi, Kovel and Kishinev

2UKR moves from Bobruisk to Baranovichi; TKa to Kovel
2BEL moves from Pinsk to Baranovichi

Kovel attacks Lublin with cc, 13H+2 to 10H
2UKR and 3UKR in Baranovichi attack Bialystock, 10H+1 to 9H
2BEL in Baranovichi kills the GEc in Vilna; advance tbd based on first two attacks
Kishinev kills the (GEc) in Yassi. You get to fire back at 1s. Advance also tbd based on Lublin attack.
704 4/5/2021 6:10:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message That sounds like a fair fix.
703 4/5/2021 5:46:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message I just realized that it is the Spring Thaw. My first play and your second were both OK for Spring Thaw plays, but your first was a 4 OPS. I propose that we continue on, but allow me to ignore the Spring Thaw now on my second round. Not a big deal, as I could always take RPs instead. Let me know if that works, or how you want to handle it.
702 4/5/2021 4:38:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #37: 4 / German Reinforcements
Place 1st FJ Army

Message from Axis:
sorry for delay

event, to Ruhr
701 4/4/2021 3:20:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message I am good with yours. Let's move on.
700 4/4/2021 2:40:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message correct on my losses

should we get a ruling on the SF marker? rereading the rule, I see how the interpretations could be different
699 4/4/2021 10:23:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Change Victory Points -4: from 14 to 10
Message from Allied:
Casablanca
698 4/4/2021 10:23:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #15: 3 / Casablanca
Treat all Neutral spaces as Allied for VP purposes. PREREQ: May play if Allies control Oran & Algiers, or Syracusa, & there are no Axis controlled spaces in Libya or Egypt. (Subtract 1 VP for each currently neutral VP space.)

Message from Allied:
AL1:
+++

Event plus OPS

I get VPs for the 4 neutral spaces: Stockholm, Istanbul, Ankara and Erzinjan

3OPS:
Move markers on Rennes and Rome
Combat marker on Milan

The two USc in Rennes move to Metz
BR8 moves from Rome to Milan
Milan attacks Verona with cc, 5A+1 to 3s. Auto kill both your units. FF1 advances into Verona. BR8 advances into Turin.
697 4/4/2021 10:16:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message For your SFM in the Saar, I always thought that the SFM stays until all units move or advance out of the space. So GE16 gets to advance into Stuttgart without a penalty, but the other two are stuck for now. It seems you play it differently. I am OK either way, but I figured I would bring it up.
696 4/4/2021 10:09:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message Hi Josh. You didn't give me your losses from your attack on Antwerp. I will assume your 5 LF is: flip GE7 and the SSPZc. If you wanted to do this differently, just lmk.
695 4/3/2021 8:28:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message GE16 advances to Stuttgart, SF marker removed from Saar
694 4/3/2021 4:39:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message 5-3 win for the Germans

US3 flips and retreats to Dijon
GE15 flips

Advance?
693 4/3/2021 4:38:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Allied:
Saar attacks Stuttgart 9v6
692 4/3/2021 3:53:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message Of course, go ahead and roll it.
691 4/3/2021 1:21:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message Against Stuttgart, I show you with 13 combat factors, but down to the 9L column because of the Rhine. Agree? Want to proceed or change your last OPS? Sorry for not noticing before I rolled the first one.
690 4/3/2021 1:17:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message 5-5 grinder

Kill (1CND) and flip its replacement CWc <1>
Your losses?
689 4/3/2021 1:16:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from Allied:
Ardennes attacks Antwerp 9v5
688 4/3/2021 1:15:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message Nice! The Germans are still very strong going into Spring 1945. I just didn't do a good job bleeding you with my Soviets. Still pretty exciting though!
687 4/1/2021 11:09:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Change Victory Points -1: from 15 to 14
Message from Axis:
SF Verona
686 4/1/2021 11:09:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #5: 4 / Panzergruppe Guderian
2nd PzA may make a 2nd attack this round after all combat have been completed. It may advance only 1 space after this 2nd combat. PREREQ: May not be played after Hitler takes command. May not be played during Spring Thaw.

Message from Axis:
AX1 OPS

Holland: GE19 to Frankfurt,
Verona: GE11 to Munich (-1VP)

time for some bold strats...
Ardennes attacks Antwerp 9v5
Saar attacks Stuttgart 12v6
685 4/1/2021 10:58:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
684 3/31/2021 6:55:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 8 to replenish hand to 8 cards.NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
683 3/31/2021 6:55:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message That's the first SFMs I've gotten on you in a few turns. Came at a good time. Hitler insists on Not One Step Back! at:

The Ardennes
The Saar
Verona
682 3/31/2021 6:50:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message You rolled a 1 last turn for your MO, so you did not have an OKW MO. So you do not lose a VP.

However, you do lose one for Bordeaux: all the spaces in SW France and Northern Italy attrite to Allied control.

So 15 VP going into the Spring turn is correct.
681 3/31/2021 6:45:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Discard Strategy card Message from Allied:
680 3/31/2021 12:28:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Message Kovel, Baranovich, Kishinev

where to mine go?
679 3/31/2021 12:27:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Axis:
MO

AX+2
AL
678 3/31/2021 12:27:00 AM Winter 1945 Axis End Turn
677 3/31/2021 12:27:00 AM Winter 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #30: 2 / Kesselring
"+1 DRM" for def fire for Ge units in Italy/Scily.

Replacement points: GE: 2, AX: 0

Message from Axis:
no Rps for you

I lose one for Stuttgart

no AL to use
3GE: flip GE15 and GE16 in Saar, flip PZc Saar, (GEc) to RB
676 3/31/2021 12:25:00 AM Winter 1945 Axis Change Victory Points -1: from 16 to 15
Message from Axis:
missed OKW
675 3/28/2021 9:54:00 PM Winter 1945 Allied Message Yep, US3 advances into Stuttgart.

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