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28 2/3/2021 9:47:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hi, I'll roll later today.
Thanks for pointing out the chinese OS unit. However, if SEAC HQ is still alive at the end of the turn, there is no further attrition to this unit, right?
Sorry, too many details.
27 2/1/2021 10:31:00 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:
JP2
Combined Fleet
6 activations, Card plus HQ;minus one for activating
unit in Burma

1)2108; 20 INF attacks Burma; BHA
2)Clarks Field; 14th Inf Attacks Manila BHB
3)2913;(19th) INF to Balkipapan attacks;2/7 ASP BHC
4)Bangkok;(25) INF to Tarakan attacks 3/7 ASP;BHD
5)Khota Baru;to Palembang;(28)INF;4/7 ASP

Rangoon BHA
Ground JP 20 +4 vs 3 AL

BHB
JP 18 +4 vs 10

BHC, D, and E are automatic wins
Dutch Can't win. No reaction possible
26 2/1/2021 6:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Mixed hexes are two MP and Jungle is 2 MP to enter.

If Imphal railroad was built, No problem but...not built!
25 2/1/2021 6:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Imphal to Mandaly cost 2 MP
Imphal rail is not build yet.
So 1 Ind can move to Mandalay, or Akyab or Ledo or Northwest.
24 2/1/2021 6:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Rigth. Put Exeter back to their original place. No other units wil move.

23 2/1/2021 6:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Your card only allows Air and Ground to be activated.

So , Exeter can not move
22 2/1/2021 6:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I will look at map
21 2/1/2021 6:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Most excellent card to use!
20 2/1/2021 6:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #48: 2 / New China Army: Stilwell Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if SEAC HQ, for all others: 3 Conditions: Only ground and air units may be activated. Bonus: The Allies receive one Chinese ground replacement step for a reduced Chinese unit. This replacement step cannot be saved and is lost if not used immediately. Additionally, all Chinese army units in range of the activating HQ may be activated for no additional activation cost.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activating SEAC. If i understand correctly i may activate 1+4=5 units plus chinese armies.
If i'm wrong please tell me and i'll redo my impulse.

66 Army to full strength

Activating:
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima) : 1 Ind Corps Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : B Ind Division Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : AVG Air Activates.
* 1905 (Dacca) : FE Air Activates.
* 1905 (Dacca) : CA Exeter Activates.
* 2407 (Kunming) : 66 Army Activates.
* 2407 (Kunming) : [6 Army] Activates.
* 2407 (Kunming) : [5 Army] Activates.

Movements:
Chinese go to 2106, 2206,2305
1 Ind to Rangoon
B Ind to Mandalay
FE to Akyab
AVG to Madras
Exeter to Rangoon.

19 2/1/2021 4:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Thanks.
PBM sent. Have a splendid week
18 2/1/2021 6:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Perfect Japanese offensive.
17 2/1/2021 6:00:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
8


Message from Allies:
Again allied destroyed no jap losses.

BHE Batavia
JP 14 A/N vs 2 AL A/N
16 2/1/2021 5:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
3


Message from Allies:
Battle D Soerajaba
JP 18 A/N vs 3 Dutch A/N


15 2/1/2021 5:58:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message MA Air destroyed. No Jap losses.

BHC Hex 2108
No reaction. I think that it is automatic.
Japanese A/N (20 factors) is doing at least 1 step loss at 1B. Then ground combat is autowin for japanese. You may fix if i'm wrong.

14 2/1/2021 5:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
2


Message from Allies:
FEAF destroyed. No Jap losses.

BHB Singapore
JP 36 A/N vs 6 A/N AL Singapore
13 2/1/2021 5:52:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
4


Message from Allies:
BHA Manila
JP 40 A/N vs 4 AL Manila
As usual, first die is attacker, second is defender.
12 2/1/2021 5:50:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No reaction movements.
11 2/1/2021 5:29:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Intelligence roll
10 2/1/2021 5:29:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Arcadia Conference' option.

9 1/31/2021 3:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Is okay. No rush. Hope your convention was fun
8 1/31/2021 11:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Ok. Sorry, I am busy with the wargaming convention. I'll try to solve the attack later tonight or tomorrow morning.
7 1/31/2021 11:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message This should have said attack Signapore, not Manila
The 5 AD came from Manila.

1)5AF>Clark Field to Kuala Lumpur; I have turned on the movement trail on my vlog so you can see the legs of each move>this sbaves mucho writing here
5 AF attacks Manila>BHB(battle hex B)
6 1/29/2021 4:24:00 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:
JP1
Combined Fleet HQ
10 Activations

1)5AF>Clark Field to Kuala Lumpur; I have turned on the movement trail on my vlog so you can see the legs of each move>this sbaves mucho writing here
5 AF attacks Manila>BHB(battle hex B)

2)2AD>Peiping to Clarks Field>attack Manila>BHA

3)4AF>Nagoya to Clarks Field>BHA

4)Cam Ranh>Mogami>Singapore>BHB

5)2109>2108>15h INF; BHC

6)Saigon to Bangkok 22AF(i desginate army JP Air AD; Navy Air AF)>BHC

7,8,9)Nachi, Zuiho, (16 INF)1/7 ASP used attack
Soerajaba
BHD

10)Tainan to Batavia; Takao BHE



1)Battle A
JP 40 A/N vs 4 AL Manila

2)Battle B
JP 36 A/N vs 6 A/N AL Singapore

3)Battle C @ 2108

JP A/N 20 vs zero

Ground 15 JP Ground -2(mixed hex) vs 6 Allied Ground

4)Battle D Soerajaba
JP 18 A/N vs 3 Dutch A/N

5)Batavia Battle E
JP 14 A/N vs 2 AL A/N

the card give CA +2 on attack strength which has been factored in

IDR=9

Since i entered allied air space, only way on a Intelligence roll failure is a roll of 9...not very likely.


5 1/29/2021 2:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hi,

Emergency Naval:
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): [CA US Asia] moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 2616 (Tarakan): DD US Asia moves to 2018 (Batavia)
* 2019 (Tjilatjap): CL Dutch moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 1307 (Columbo): CA Exeter moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 3727 (Townsville): CA Kent moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
4 1/29/2021 10:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Alberto
Before I can do my first move...i need to to know where your Emergency Naval move units are going to go.
Please let me know what ships and where they go.
Either Map or e mail with location will do.

I will send you a start map with the Vassal 5.0 just for ease of play


3 1/29/2021 10:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hello Alberto

I will be using Vassal Module 5.0 (revision 8)
It is listed in the Vassal Engine Module web page.

Currently, it is the only version listed.
Cheers
2 1/29/2021 10:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Okay...this draw worked...on 7 cards.
1 1/29/2021 10:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Historical Opening' option.

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