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304 1/18/2021 11:32:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message Cool: talk to you tomorrow!
303 1/18/2021 11:30:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message oh, right, I forgot and moved the other GEc instead of PZc back over there. I'll fix it tomorrow.
302 1/18/2021 11:28:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message Allied MO done
301 1/18/2021 11:26:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Change Victory Points -1: from 36 to 35
Message from Allied:
Soviets retake Kharkov
300 1/18/2021 11:25:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message I was just checking back through and realized that I actually only won the combat vs Tunis 4-1 vice 5-1. So you get to allocate your losses and end with a flipped corps there - as you thought, though a bit differently.

And so I do not get to advance at all.
299 1/18/2021 11:23:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message Whoops: hold up
298 1/18/2021 11:23:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message Flip DON front in Voronezh

1UKR from Voronezh advances into Kharkov: -1 VP
No other advances
297 1/18/2021 11:19:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message (BR1) advances into Tunis: -1 VP
CND advances to Tebessa
296 1/18/2021 11:18:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message >> flip PZc, elim ITc, flip ITc, then elim (ITc) to hold

You do not have a PZc in Tunis. Remember that you couldn't SR the PZc from Minsk, so you had to send the GEc from Oslo instead. So the 5 LF kill all but a flipped corps, which dies because it cannot retreat.
295 1/18/2021 11:00:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message losses and advance?
294 1/18/2021 10:59:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message ouch, 6/3

GE6 to GEc
GEc's retreat one to Kremenchburg, one to Cherkassi
293 1/18/2021 10:58:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Axis:
Kharkov:

AL12
AX6
292 1/18/2021 10:58:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message well that's disappointing.

5/1

flip PZc, elim ITc, flip ITc, then elim (ITc) to hold
no damage to you.
291 1/18/2021 10:57:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from Axis:
Tunis

AL5H
AX4l
290 1/18/2021 10:52:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #31: 4 / Soviet Reinforcements
Replace any 4 2-step 3-3-3 Fronts in Full Supply w the 1st-4th Ukranian Fronts. Replaced Fronts are removed from the game. OPS are expended after replacement. PREREQ: Play after Lend-Lease. May not play during Spring Thaw.

Message from Allied:
AL4:
+++

Replace:
Kalinin Front in Voronezh with 1 UKR
VOR in Kursk with 2 UKR
CEN in Moscow with 3 UKR
VOLK in Luga with 4 UKR

Move marker on the Allied BH
Combat markers on Bone, Kursk and Voronezh

CND moves from the AL BH to Bone
Bone attacks Tunis, 5H to 4c
Kursk and Voronezh hit Kharkov, 12H to 7H
289 1/18/2021 10:05:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #20: 2 / Kammhuber Line
Cancels effect of Bomber Command played this turn. PREREQ: May not be played after Turn 14

Message from Axis:
SR:
ITc Albania to Tunis
PZc: RB to Warsaw
288 1/18/2021 10:02:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message If I recall, a BR army can take either (preferring BRc's) but 1CDN must take a CWc specifically
287 1/18/2021 5:17:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #26: 5 / British Reinforcements
Place 1st Canadian Army. Place 1 CW corps ==> RB.

Message from Allied:
AL3:
+++

1st Canadian army to the Allied BH off Algiers
CWc to the RB. Now 1 BRc and 1 CWc. I think they are interchangeable, so I will just denote <2>, etc. If I need to differentiate, just lmk.
286 1/18/2021 5:17:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #26: 5 / British Reinforcements
Place 1st Canadian Army. Place 1 CW corps ==> RB.

Message from Allied:
AL3:
+++

1st Canadian army to the Allied BH off Algiers
CWc to the RB. Now 1 BRc and 1 CWc. I think they are interchangeable, so I will just denote <2>, etc. If I need to differentiate, just lmk.
285 1/18/2021 4:51:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message 1OP: ITPZc Homs to Mareth
284 1/18/2021 3:23:00 PM Winter 1943 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:
AL2:
+++

Move markers on Oran and Algiers

(BR1) moves from Algiers to Bone
One USc moves from Oran to Sousse; the other moves to Gafsa (via Constantine and Tebessa)
283 1/18/2021 2:52:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message ok, I'll take him from Oslo instead
282 1/18/2021 2:43:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message You cannot SR out of Kiev due to the Partisans (16.3), so you will need to make some kind of adjustment to your move.
281 1/17/2021 8:14:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Change Victory Points +1: from 35 to 36
Message from Axis:
up Marseilles and Tunis, down Partisan occupied Kiev
280 1/17/2021 8:14:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #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:
AX2 SR

PZc Kiev to Tunis (+1VP, -1VP)
GEc Belgrade to Marseilles (via all of mainland Vichy)
ITc Zagreb to Tunis
279 1/17/2021 5:42:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #1: 4 / Torch
Beachheads: Allied/US K-L,S. [BR1A], 2xUS Corps. PREREQ: US Build-Up. May not play after Sledgehammer

Message from Allied:
AL1:
+++

OK, back to my move, 3 months later...

US BH to K
Allied BH to L

Two USc come ashore through K into Oran
(BR1) comes ashore through L into Algiers
278 1/17/2021 2:16:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message final answer, I think that addresses any immediate supply issues.
277 1/17/2021 2:15:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #15: 3 / Wolfpacks
Allied hand size reduced by 2 for the next draw phase. PREREQ: May not be played after ASW Victory.

Message from Axis:
I'll play this instead

AX1 OPS

RO4 to Kerch
Kirovgrad: GEc to Perekop
Stalino: 3PZA to Nikopol, GE2 to Dnep
276 1/17/2021 2:12:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message actually, if it's not too late, I considered something else.
275 1/17/2021 2:08:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message Yes, I considered that. I'll stick with it.
274 1/17/2021 1:49:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message I will wait for you to respond to msg 272 before moving.
273 1/17/2021 1:47:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
272 1/17/2021 1:46:00 PM Winter 1943 Allied Message >> Dnep: RO4 to Kerch

Assuming my board is correct, that leaves your 2 armies in Stalino open to me to move in behind them and cut their supply. Admittedly, that would leave my guys hanging by a thread, so you may be ok with that. But I figured I would ask to make sure you hadn't missed it.
271 1/17/2021 1:38:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message moving via Melitopol
270 1/17/2021 1:38:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message cancel that.

Instead, 1OP

Dnep: RO4 to Kerch
269 1/17/2021 1:37:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message wait
268 1/17/2021 1:36:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Message I think I will open with the 1 op play I have to do:

Kharkov: GEc to Nikopol, GE6 to Cherkassi
267 1/17/2021 1:33:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from Axis:
AX +2
AL
orders
266 1/17/2021 1:31:00 PM Winter 1943 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 to replenish hand to 5 cards.
265 1/17/2021 1:31:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis End Turn
264 1/17/2021 1:31:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Message 4GE: flip GE15 and GE19 in Ruhr

I think I'm full everywhere. Let's throw down!
263 1/17/2021 1:28:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Message My last card:

36 5 / German Reinforcements
Place 6th SS PzA. Place 1x SS Pz corps ==> RB. PREREQ: Play after Speer
262 1/17/2021 10:19:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Message Reminder: only 5 cards for you next turn
261 1/17/2021 10:18:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Message Not much need for RPs for either of us right now. Here are mine:

SU(3): add three SUa to the RB <12,2>
BR: flip the (CWc) in El Alamein

Holding one card
260 1/17/2021 10:15:00 AM Fall 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:
AL6:
+++

Event with OPS: just let me know what your last card is

Move markers on Elets, Tambbov, Stalingrad, Armavir and Sukhumi

The decidedly unmechanized Soviet army begins a very long walk to Berlin... :)

STEPPE and SHa move from Sukhumi to Krasnodar
CAU moves from Armavir to Rostov; the (SUa) remains at Armavir
STAL moves from Stalingrad to Rostov; SHa to Mikhaylovka; (SUa) stays put
DON and KAL move from Elets to Voronezh
VOR and SUa move from Tambov to Kursk
259 1/17/2021 10:01:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Message Sorry for the delay. Busy few days.
258 1/17/2021 10:00:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Change Victory Points -1: from 36 to 35
Message from Allied:
Soviets re-take Orel
257 1/12/2021 3:34:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #51: 2 / Anti-Partisan Sweep
Remove 2x partisan markers

Message from Axis:
AX6 OPS

Vyazma: GE18 to R-Y
Bryansk: GE4 to Konotop, GEc to Smolensk
256 1/12/2021 1:57:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
+++

Move markers on Saratov and Tblisi

South and LEN fronts move from Saratov to Orel
(SUa) moves from Tblisi to Armavir; Steppe and SHa move to Sukhumi
255 1/12/2021 1:46:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #28: 2 / Skorzeny
Add 1 VP. PREREQ: Play after Asche or Allies control Rome.

Message from Axis:
AX5 OPS

ITc El Aghelia to Tripoli
ITPc to Homs
254 1/12/2021 12:49:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #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:
AL4:
+++

SRs:
(SUa) from the RB to Moscow
(SUa) from the RB to Stalingrad
(SUa) from the RB <9,2> to Tblisi
253 1/11/2021 4:19:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #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.

Replacement points: GE: 4, AX: 2

Message from Axis:
was somewhat tempted to play this for event, but I think that might have been a pipe dream.

AX4 RPs
252 1/11/2021 3:29:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #43: 3 / Operation Strangle
Axis units in France are in Limited Supply & No Axis SR in France thereafter. PREREQ: Play after P-51 Mustang

Replacement points: BR: 1, US: 2, SU: 3

Message from Allied:
AL3:
+++

Replacements
251 1/11/2021 2:46:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #33: 5 / German Reinforcements
Place [15thA] & [19thA]. Place 2x corps ==> RB.

Message from Axis:
AX3 event

both to Ruhr
RB [4,0]
250 1/11/2021 12:17:00 PM Fall 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:
AL2:
+++

The British continue to send bombers to the Ruhr. German fighters still ready?
249 1/11/2021 12:15:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message Rumors of intended Allied landings in Morocco and Algeria start filtering into OKW: is it a ruse? :)
248 1/11/2021 12:13:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Return Strategy card to hand #1: 4 / Torch

Message from Allied:
247 1/11/2021 12:13:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Move permanently removed Strategy card to discard pile #1: 4 / Torch

Message from Allied:
246 1/11/2021 12:52:00 AM Fall 1942 Allied Message Good catch! Sorry about that. Will get you a revised move tomorrow.
245 1/11/2021 12:42:00 AM Fall 1942 Axis Message Bill, check the US Buildup card text. I believe it says it allows invasions, etc. on following turns. doesn't this mean you have to at least wait until winter (or spring, if in northern part)?
244 1/10/2021 11:28:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #1: 4 / Torch
Beachheads: Allied/US K-L,S. [BR1A], 2xUS Corps. PREREQ: US Build-Up. May not play after Sledgehammer

Message from Allied:
AL2:
+++

Event

Allied BH to L
US BH to K

(BR1) comes ashore via L to Algiers
The two USc come ashore via K to Oran
243 1/10/2021 8:36:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Change Victory Points +20: from 16 to 36
Message from Axis:
All in now.
242 1/10/2021 8:35:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #26: 5 / Totaler Krieg!
If Axis VP 11+ add 20 VP. Axis may no longer win an Auto victory. Pz Rep limit increase to 3. PREREQ: Play after Hitler Takes Command.

Message from Axis:
I'll go ahead and get this done

AX2
241 1/10/2021 8:31:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Message oh yeah, held that one
240 1/10/2021 5:36:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message AL1:
+++

I will play US Buildup as an event
239 1/10/2021 5:34:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 to replenish hand to 6 cards.
238 1/10/2021 5:34:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message As I mentioned, I will choose to have US Buildup "in my hand" and so will only draw up to 6.
237 1/10/2021 5:33:00 PM Fall 1942 Allied Message A timely play. Did you hold it over from last turn, or get lucky and draw it this turn?
236 1/10/2021 2:46:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #16: 5 / Speer
Allow play of 5th Pz & 6th SS Pz A & Final Production Surge event. PREREQ: May not play after Totaler Krieg.

Message from Axis:
SF to Luga, Kholm, Rzhev

AX1 event
235 1/10/2021 2:45:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from Axis:
orders

AX +2
AL
234 1/10/2021 2:45:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
233 1/10/2021 2:44:00 PM Fall 1942 Axis Message actually, the module gives me the option to grab it, so I'll do that.
232 1/10/2021 2:44:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis End Turn
231 1/10/2021 2:44:00 PM Summer 1942 Auto Unplayed cards updated Total War cards added to deck.
230 1/10/2021 2:44:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message I will take the Totaler Krieg card, so refilling to 6.
229 1/10/2021 2:40:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message 4G's: flip PZc Buq Buq
GE11 to Warsaw
flip GEc Kirovgorod, full (I think)

2A: flip ITc Hellfire, full
228 1/10/2021 2:37:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message I think if I take that option it has to be the Totaler Krieg card, correct?
227 1/10/2021 2:12:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message For my RPs:

SU(3): add three SUa to the RB <9,5>

BR: flip (DES) in El Alamein
226 1/10/2021 2:10:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message We are about to get our Total War cards dealt in. We each get to pick one card to put in our hand. I will choose US Buildup, which I missed on the partial second time through the deck. I am assuming that we each just let the other guy know which card we are keeping, and then draw up to only 6 cards. If you don't receive the card, you can just say you are playing it at any time. If otoh you do draw it, you just draw an extra card. Sound good?
225 1/10/2021 2:07:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #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.

Replacement points: BR: 1, US: 2, SU: 3

Message from Allied:
AL6:
+++

Replacements for me too
224 1/10/2021 2:07:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #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.

Replacement points: BR: 1, US: 2, SU: 3

Message from Allied:
AL6:
+++

Replacements for me too
223 1/10/2021 1:34:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #14: 5 / Fall Blau
Axis places 5 Combat markers in any axis ocupied spaces (include. Multi-nationality spaces). +1DRM for all attack vs. Su this round. Allows Axis attack Stalingrad, Maikop, Armavir. PREREQ: May play after Hitler Takes Command.

Replacement points: GE: 4, AX: 2

Message from Axis:
RPs

AX6
222 1/10/2021 11:10:00 AM Summer 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #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:
AL5:
+++

SRs:
CWc in Mersa Matruh to Alexandria
BRc in Basra to the RB <1>
One SHa from the RB <1> to Leningrad
221 1/10/2021 1:24:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Message flip PZc and ITc
advance PAA and (PZc) to Buq Buq
220 1/9/2021 9:22:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message 5-3 win for the Germans

DES and the CWc flip
(DES), BRc and (CWc) all retreat to El Alamein

Your losses and advance?
219 1/9/2021 9:20:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Allied:
I'll take a stab at the Desert army, 9v6
218 1/9/2021 8:00:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Change Victory Points +1: from 15 to 16
Message from Axis:
Tobruk
217 1/9/2021 8:00:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Message apologies for that, I certainly would've moved through

same activation, but I'll take a stab at the Desert army, 9v6
216 1/9/2021 7:40:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message Hi Josh. Tobruk is empty. It had two corps in it, and I moved them both out in msg 211. We can just assume that you moved through it on your last move, if that works. And then you can redo your current move.
215 1/9/2021 6:42:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #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.

Message from Axis:
AX5 OPS

Hellfire pass attacks Tobruk

6Lv3s
214 1/9/2021 2:52:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message AL4:
+++

1 OPS

Move marker on Leningrad

VOLK to Luga
SHa to K-D
213 1/9/2021 2:51:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Change Victory Points +2: from 13 to 15
Message from Allied:
Minsk and Kiev back to Axis control
212 1/9/2021 1:45:00 PM Summer 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #2: 4 / Von Paulus Pause
Axis places 4 Combat markers in any axis ocupied spaces (include. Multi-nationality spaces). Cancels Su Trench No Retreat option this round. Axis must take 2x 1 OPS rounds on Turn 2. Cancels Winter 42 effects. PREREQ: Play on Turn 1 only. May not play if Barbarossa has been played.

Message from Axis:
AX4 OPS

Warsaw: PZc to Kiev, GE16 and GEc to Minsk
Agedabia: PAA and PZc to Hellfire Pass
Benghazi: ITc to Hellfire pass
Insterberg: GEc to Talinn, GE9 to Pskov
211 1/9/2021 1:07:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Fortified Boxes
"+1 DRM" for Allied Units defending a desert space.

Message from Allied:
AL3:
+++

Move markers on Tobruk and Alexandria

The BRc in Tobruk moves to Buq-Buq; CWc to Mersa Matruh
The Desert Army moves from Alexandria to Buq-Buq
210 1/9/2021 1:03:00 PM Summer 1942 Allied Message Wow, a trifecta of Axis North African cards really steps up the pressure in the South. I am glad I drew Desert Army this turn!
209 1/9/2021 12:16:00 AM Summer 1942 Axis Play Strategy card as Event #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 event

Move on Tripoli, PAA and PZc to Agedabia
208 1/8/2021 11:20:00 AM Summer 1942 Allied Change Victory Points -1: from 14 to 13
Message from Allied:
Partisans take control of Kiev
207 1/8/2021 11:19:00 AM Summer 1942 Allied Message AL2:
+++

I will place a partisan in Kiev
206 1/8/2021 11:14:00 AM Summer 1942 Allied Message Remove the corps in Alexandria and Cairo
205 1/7/2021 6:37:00 PM Summer 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's

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