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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
269 4/8/2021 5:03:00 PM Master ID = 20905 Game Deleted
268 4/8/2021 4:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Why don't I take JP; I'm a few turns ahead in my game with James so maybe I can apply those lessons here. We can restart if my errors become insurmountable. Thanks.
267 4/8/2021 11:58:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Youíre welcome.
Ok, will set up new game. Who did you want to be?
266 4/7/2021 12:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Also, I'll just say it again for the record: I really appreciate you going through the trouble of demonstrating this stuff, it's a ton of work to invest in a game with a complaining newb who doesn't even see the hammer falling. I owe you many drinks.
265 4/7/2021 12:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message J/K, I do--but that is a pretty brutal lesson! So obviously Japan needs to be garrisoned much more heavily. I sensed that I didn't have enough troops at home here, but didn't realize how imminent the invasion was. I guess I should pull from CBI much earlier? Or have I fortified the perimeter too strongly at the expense of the rear?

Anyway, happy to throw this one in the trash and move on to '42, the grownup game. I can take a stab at JP if you're willing to hold my hand through it, or we can do as planned and I can take AP and watch you whup up on me sensei-style.
264 4/7/2021 12:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message I don't want to play anymore...
263 4/7/2021 12:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #75: 3 / Operation Detachment: Iwo Jima
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 Conditions: An Allied ground unit must make an amphibious move to a hex within 10 hexes of Tokyo or this card may only be used as an OC.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Last card was this, would use to reinforce Tokyo and attack
Ominato...
Event on CPAC (8+3)
* 3606: 3M Division moves to 3705 (Ominato)
* 3706 (Tokyo): M Brigade moves to 3705 (Ominato)
* 3706 (Tokyo): [2M Division] moves to 3606
* 3606: [2M Division] moves to 3705 (Ominato)
* 3705 (Ominato): 3M Division moves to 3606
* 3705 (Ominato): [2M Division] moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 3705 (Ominato): M Brigade moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
- Logging begun
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for XI Corps
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for XXIV Corps
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for SF Brigade
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 3M Division
* 3606: 3M Division moves to 3705 (Ominato)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for M Brigade
* 3706 (Tokyo): M Brigade moves to 3705 (Ominato)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for [2M Division]
* 3706 (Tokyo): [2M Division] moves to 3705 (Ominato)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 11AF LRB
* 4612 (Wake): 11AF LRB moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 4612 (Wake): SF Brigade moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 4021 (Rabaul): XXIV Corps moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 3520 (Hollandia): XI Corps moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CVL Bataan moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Bataan
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Cowpens
* 4020 (Kavieng): CVL Cowpens moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVE Sangamon
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CVE Sangamon moves to 2719 (Kendari)
That gives AP 2 out of the 6 hexes needed for Honshu (see file 086). It would be a very tough fight to get the last 4, but with 4 turns remaining it would be very tough for JP to hold.
Now, how about we try 42?
262 4/7/2021 12:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Then after combat your move map would probably look like something approximating 085...
261 4/7/2021 12:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #9: 3 / Olympic and Coronet: the Invasion of Japan
Activate: US SW or Central Pacific HQs only. Logistic Value: 12 Conditions: In order for this card to be played as an event at least one Japanese Islands hex must be declared a battle hex and the potential for a ground combat must exist in the designated Japanese Islands battle hex. Bonus: The Allies temporarily gain 4 ASPs that can be used for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Event of CPAC (12+3)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 5AF LRB
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 7AF LRB
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for BB Massachusetts
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL San Jacinto
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for M Brigade
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Belleau Wood
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for BB North Carolina
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for BB New Jersey
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 2M Division
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Bataan
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 3M Division
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Franklin
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for XIV Corps
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Intrepid
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): BB North Carolina moves to 3407 (Kure)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): BB Massachusetts moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CVL Belleau Wood moves to 3807
* 3720 (Wewak): 5AF LRB moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): Battle Hex (A) moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): M Brigade moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 4110 (Marcus): 3M Division moves to 3606
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): 2M Division moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): BB New Jersey moves to 3407 (Kure)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CVL San Jacinto moves to 3608
* 4020 (Kavieng): XIV Corps moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 4020 (Kavieng): CVL Bataan moves to 3608
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Franklin moves to 3608
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Intrepid moves to 3608
* 5108 (Midway): 7AF LRB moves to 4110 (Marcus)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): Battle Hex (A) moves to 4109
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 3407 (Kure): Battle Hex (A) moves to 3607 (Nagoya)
* 4109: Battle Hex (C) moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 4021 (Rabaul): 13AF LRB moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 13AF LRB
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): Battle Hex (A) moves to 3520
* 3807: CVL Belleau Wood moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Belleau Wood
* 3608: CVL San Jacinto moves to 3408
* 3607 (Nagoya): Battle Hex (B) moves to 3408
* 3608: CV Intrepid moves to 3707
* 3407 (Kure): BB New Jersey moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 3407 (Kure): BB North Carolina moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 3608: CVL Bataan moves to 3609
* 3608: CV Franklin moves to 3609
* 3707: CV Intrepid moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Belleau Wood
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CVL Belleau Wood moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
Here is a quick approximation of what I'd try to do next turn. The marines will get beat up in Tokyo, but I can reinforce with Army there next card...
You don't have to roll it out.
260 4/6/2021 11:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Hey Rob,

You see why I call you my sensei? You're literally about to demonstrate a one-two takedown for me. Okay, thanks, this should be another good lesson.

I guess I should have pulled them from CBI sooner and accepted the loss of Rangoon?

Thanks,
Kirill
259 4/6/2021 10:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Hey Kirill,
I have 2 big cards left, will put together a sequence to show you tomorrow. I think you needed to get JP ground forces back to the mainland by late 43. I was not going to play Olympic till next turn, as with 4 cards AP can be assured of ending the turn, but we should do a restart so you can adjust based on some of your new findings...
258 4/6/2021 3:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Kirill,
As far as what to put in the FOQ at this stage. A Mil Event is never a bad idea. That way if AP invades Japan as their last card, you can go first and potentially attack the beachhead before too many ground units show up. Other possibilities include a strong reaction card, or a Weather Card. Those weather cards can be Golden at the right time!
257 4/6/2021 3:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Will follow your advice, no file. BTY.
256 4/6/2021 11:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message PBM:
* 2918 (Batjan): CV Intrepid moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 2918 (Batjan): CV Franklin moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 2918 (Batjan): CVL Cowpens moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 2918 (Batjan): CVL Bataan moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 2719 (Kendari): CVE Sangamon moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 2719 (Kendari): BB New Jersey moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 2719 (Kendari): BB North Carolina moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 3119 (Sarong): 7AF Air moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 3119 (Sarong): 5AF LRB moves to 3720 (Wewak)
Bty...
255 4/6/2021 2:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #54: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory

Message from Japanese:
254 4/6/2021 2:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Move permanently removed Strategy card to discard pile #54: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory

Message from Japanese:
Trying to reverse my mistake...
253 4/6/2021 12:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Well there you have it folks! BTY for PBM.
252 4/6/2021 12:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Intercept, but nobody coming to the party.

AP: 100 (+3 DR, yikes! autoelim)
JP: 10

Rolling for JP only.
251 4/6/2021 12:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Roll for intercept...
250 4/5/2021 7:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Haha Rob, seriously! I'm the one who blew it not reading the card properly!! And I still need you as my sensei, so your resignation is refused. Though a lot of wine does sound good right about now...

Do I still have a second pass left? I thought I might use that instead, so as to minimize disruption, and keep this useless POS in my hand. Otherwise I can send it to FOQ, so it can be useless in the future. TBH my early mistakes and the improbable board position I've created here are also weighing me down a bit, so take this as additional incentive for us to start a new one at some point!

And sorry to drag my feet resolving the turn, things are a bit crazy workwise right now. Will roll some dice tonight, hopefully. Thanks!
249 4/5/2021 7:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Shit, I blew it again Kirill...
That WIE card you played is worthless, it's 1944.
I'm glad you are working with James, because he knows the rules, and I'm freaking braindead. Do something else with that card, or pull it back and put something in the FOQ, or do anything you want. I am no longer qualified to be your Sensei. Time for Seppuku, after some wine. Well, a lot of wine.
248 4/5/2021 12:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #69: 3 / S-Day: Invasion of Luzon
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Bonus: If the 11th Airborne Division is on an airfield, not activated, with ANY in supply US air unit, the 11th Airborne division can be placed on any unoccupied hex that is not in an unneutralized Japanese air ZOI and is within the extended range/normal LRB (including B29) range of the air unit that it is stacked with.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
EVENT on SWPAC (8+2)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 5AF LRB
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 7AF Air
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for I Corps
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Intrepid
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Franklin
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for BB New Jersey
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Bataan
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Cowpens
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for BB North Carolina
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVE Sangamon
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CVL Bataan moves to 2918 (Batjan)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CVL Cowpens moves to 2918 (Batjan)
* 3520 (Hollandia): 7AF Air moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3520 (Hollandia): I Corps moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): BB North Carolina moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 4020 (Kavieng): BB New Jersey moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Franklin moves to 2918 (Batjan)
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Intrepid moves to 2918 (Batjan)
* 4020 (Kavieng): CVE Sangamon moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 3626 (Cairns): 5AF LRB moves to 3119 (Sarong)
Sorry, forgot to put battle markers on map. All active units are attacking Kendari...
Bty.
247 4/5/2021 1:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #54: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory
Decrease the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 2 1943: 1 1944: No Effect 1945: No Effect Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Really worth the wait, I know. I put up a short file. BTY! Thanks for bearing with me.
246 4/2/2021 12:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message PBM
* 3520 (Hollandia): 13AF Air moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 3520 (Hollandia): 13AF LRB moves to 4021 (Rabaul)

Stop rolling those 2 sided dice!
245 4/2/2021 12:26:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message PBM:

* 3017 (Morotai): 8 AD moves to 2915 (Davao)

BTY.
244 4/2/2021 12:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message AP: 1+3=4=*0.5=12 hits, flips 6th AD (I assume).
JP: 1=*0.25=3 hits, no damage
243 4/2/2021 12:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
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Message from Japanese:
AP: 24 (+3)
JP: 12 (one AD fighting at extended range)
242 4/2/2021 12:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Intercept, I'm lucking out with these.

* Leningrad84 (Japan) toggles Activation for 8 AD
* 2915 (Davao): 8 AD moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3017 (Morotai): 8 AD toggles Battle Tag
241 4/1/2021 11:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Roll for intercept
240 4/1/2021 3:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Definitely play the Tournaments!
239 4/1/2021 3:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #59: 1 / Ultra Information: Japanese Burma Operation is penetrated
Intelligence: Intercept. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
OC on CPAC (3+1)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 13AF LRB
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 13AF Air
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 7AF Air
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for XIV Corps
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): XIV Corps moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 3721 (Madang): 13AF LRB moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3721 (Madang): 13AF Air moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3822 (Lae): 7AF Air moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 3319 (Biak): Battle Hex (A) moves to 3519
Bty to resolve...
238 4/1/2021 3:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #71: 3 / High Altitude Interceptors
2 Air Replacements: The Japanese receive 2 air replacement steps. These steps may be used immediately or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Bonus: Add +1 to Strategic bombing die rolls until the Allies control a supply eligible airbase within 5 hexes of Tokyo. Place the High Altitude Interceptors marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
I love these replacement cards! Used one and banked the other. BTY.
237 4/1/2021 3:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Haha, yeah right--BTW, do you play in any of the tournaments?

Re: the 1942 game, it's funny, two months ago I would have protested at having to play AP, but at this point I'm ready for a change of pace (and some naval units that can take replacements...).
236 4/1/2021 2:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Yeah, not so much.
More like you are learning from "mediocre, at best".
Anyway, we can play the first one as me being JP, just so you can get a sense of what JP typically does.
235 4/1/2021 1:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Haha, that's nice of your to say--I definitely don't feel ready! I think I will require a lot of hand-holding and guidance, but you've been a patient sensei and I'm learning from the best. :)
234 4/1/2021 1:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message You are definitely ready for 42-45!
Will play this for another turn or two and then set it up.
233 4/1/2021 12:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #39: 2 / Sextant Conference: Burma Road
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: In addition the Allied player immediately receives 3 Chinese ground and 1 Allied air replacement steps that must be used immediately (cannot be saved) on in supply units. Allied air units can be in the air units in China box. In addition, the Allies may immediately construct the Jarhat Trans Route for no cost. If Jarhat already constructed then either Ledo or Imphal may be constructed. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Will it stick?
* RobC (Allies) flips the 6 Army
*RobC (Allies) toggles Ledo Route
* RobC (Allies) toggles American ISR (Agreement)
232 4/1/2021 10:40:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message P.S. After uploading my file, I checked the Dropbox page and saw it said at the bottom "File not uploaded, server error." I fixed it now, but this confirms my sense that I'm not just crazy and there were probably some previous files where I hit upload but it didn't work!
231 4/1/2021 10:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #82: 3 / Indian Worker's Strike
Move the India Status marker one box toward India Revolts, if already in India Revolts box there is no additional effect. Bonus: The Allies lose 1 ground replacement step next game turn and any other ground replacement steps available during the next game turn can only be used for non-Commonwealth ground units.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Thanks Rob!

There's no hope of making India fall, but I'll hit you for the replacement (and also don't have too many other good ideas). Uploaded a short file. BTY.

Starting to think maybe after this game we can give 42-45 a shot? I do need to get into the deep end of the pool at SOME point...
230 3/31/2021 7:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Absolutely no rush Kirill...
PBM:
* 1805 (Calcutta): SEAC Air moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 1805 (Calcutta): SEAC LRB moves to 2206 (Lashio)
229 3/31/2021 5:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message It goes without saying you don't need to apologize for not catching my play errors! And same thing for RL intervening, I'm actually going to be out of town on a trip for my mother-in-law's bday this weekend, so I'll probably be very slow in responding, apologies in advance.
228 3/31/2021 5:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Yikes! At least it wasn't a surprise attack I guess...

Both JP air units flip.

* 2008 (Rangoon): [5 AD] moves to 2212 (Saigon)
* 2106 (Mandalay): [9 AD] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
227 3/31/2021 5:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
BH(A) A/N

AP: 27 (+3)
JP: 30
226 3/31/2021 5:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Whew, intercept.

* Leningrad84 (Japan) toggles Activation for 9 AD
* Leningrad84 (Japan) toggles Activation for 5 AD
* 2212 (Saigon): 9 AD moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2008 (Rangoon): 5 AD toggles Battle Tag
* 2106 (Mandalay): 9 AD toggles Battle Tag
225 3/31/2021 5:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Alright, rolling for intercept...
224 3/31/2021 3:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #58: 2 / Operation Romulus: British Arakan Offensive
Activate: SEAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only Commonwealth and Chinese units plus US air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Event on SEAC (4+1)
Note: No AZOI's entered.
* 2305 (Myitkyina): [6 Army], 66 Army moves to 2406
* 2406: [6 Army], 66 Army moves to 2305 (Myitkyina)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 14AF Air
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 10AF LRB
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for SEAC LRB
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Indomitable
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Indomitable
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for SEAC Air
* 1307 (Columbo): SEAC LRB moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 66 Army
* 2305 (Myitkyina): 66 Army moves to 2206 (Lashio)
* RobC (Allies) sets Control Marker to Allied Progress of War at 2206 (Lashio). Hex is now Allied controlled
* Allies have captured 1 progress of war hexes
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2008 (Rangoon): Battle Hex (A) moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2008 (Rangoon): Battle Hex (A) moves to 1804
* 2008 (Rangoon): Battle Hex (A) moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 1905 (Dacca): Battle Hex (A) moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
Back to you to resolve...
223 3/31/2021 3:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Sorry Kirill, right on the modifier, and i should have caught the Canal thing. Too many distractions around here. World is blooming, and I have to restart half a dozen projects around this hell-hole! Will try to tighten things up (I forgot you moved HQ to manila, so miscounted your reaction....)!
222 3/31/2021 2:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Yeah, that was a tough one! "Broken clock right twice a day" rule is in full effect. I will use on of my passes for this turn, so no file. A couple of small notes:

- I got the modifier wrong for you this turn, it should have been +3 not +4, but didn't make a difference, still *0.5, I see that's the new minimum for AP (still super annoying to roll it on a 0-2).

- I just realized I screwed up and didn't draw a card for the Panama Canal attack last turn--I missed that text, and noticed it now because I'm playing in VASSAL with Elliott where you see pictures of the cards in your hand. Absolutely no way to fix it now, will have to remember for next time.
221 3/31/2021 11:49:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message ACK!
PBM:
* 2820: CVL Cowpens moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 2820: [CV Essex] moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 2820: [CV Enterprise] moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 2820: CVL Bataan moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
Bty.
220 3/31/2021 12:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Forgot to update Drawn Cards tracker, that's 3 for me so I'm maxed.
219 3/31/2021 12:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message * 2918 (Batjan): [CV Taiho] moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 2719 (Kendari): 61 AF moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 2719 (Kendari): [23 AF] moves to 2415 (Miri)

BTY for your PBM.
218 3/31/2021 12:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message As lucky a break as I'll ever get.

AP: 4, 46*0.5=23, I assume you will reduce the 16-str AF and Taiho

JP: 4, 54*0.5=27, will flip Essex and Enterprise
217 3/31/2021 12:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
AP: 46 (+4)
JP: 54
216 3/31/2021 12:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message South Seas HQ 2+2=4

* Leningrad84 (Japan) toggles Activation for 27 AF
* Leningrad84 (Japan) toggles Activation for 61 AF
* Leningrad84 (Japan) toggles Activation for 23 AF
* Leningrad84 (Japan) toggles Activation for CV Taiho
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 27 AF moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 2415 (Miri): 61 AF moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): 23 AF moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): CV Taiho moves to 2918 (Batjan)
* 2719 (Kendari): 27 AF toggles Battle Tag
* 2719 (Kendari): 61 AF toggles Battle Tag
* 2719 (Kendari): 23 AF toggles Battle Tag
* 2918 (Batjan): CV Taiho toggles Battle Tag
215 3/30/2021 11:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Intercept.

By the way, were you trying to lure me in to attack the Lex and then use this ambush card? I was wondering if you had one up your sleeve...
214 3/30/2021 11:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Roll for intercept
213 3/30/2021 11:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Missed! For subs.
212 3/30/2021 11:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Subs...
211 3/30/2021 11:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #75: 1 / Submarine Attack
During an offensive before the beginning of the combat phase against any active Allied naval units or against any active Allied naval unit, if no battle hexes were declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-4: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 5-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Drew this one after playing the last one. Will take a shot at the Essex and try to avenge the Nagato.
210 3/30/2021 10:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #26: 2 / US Army Breaks Japanese Army Codes
Intelligence: Ambush. Bonus: For the duration of the Offensive the Allies gain +4 in any ground combat, in addition to the normal ambush modifier for air-naval combat. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
On CPAC (3+2)
Using 2 ASP's for Rabaul, which will give US a lot of POW hexes!
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Enterprise
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Essex
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Cowpens
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Bataan
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CVL Bataan moves to 2820
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Enterprise moves to 2820
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Essex moves to 2820
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CVL Cowpens moves to 2820
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for XXIV Corps
* 3823 (Port Moresby): XXIV Corps moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* 2620 (Makassar): Battle Hex (A) moves to 2620 (Makassar)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2620 (Makassar): Battle Hex (A) moves to 2820
Back to you to roll for Makassar...
209 3/30/2021 4:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For ISR. BTY, no file.
208 3/30/2021 4:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #34: 2 / US Army/Navy Dispute: Slows US Reinforcements
Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivalry is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Will cycle this for a new card.
207 3/30/2021 3:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message PBM:
* 4417: CV Franklin, CV Intrepid moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 4615 (Rongelap): [CV Bunker Hill] moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): BB Massachusetts moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
BTY.
206 3/30/2021 2:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Surprise attack, with the +7 bonus striking first the battle is a foregone conclusion! AF eliminated without shooting back.

BTY for PBM.
205 3/30/2021 2:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Roll for intercept
204 3/30/2021 2:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Got the hit, drawing for subs.
203 3/30/2021 2:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Torpedoes away...
202 3/30/2021 2:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #24: 1 / Submarine Attack
Play during an offensive; at the end of all combat against any active Allied naval units or against any active Allied naval unit, if no battle hexes were declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-4: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 5-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Will take a shot on Bunker Hill...
201 3/30/2021 1:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #49: 1 / Roosevelt Threatens Chungking: Chinese Army 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: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
OC on CPAC (3+1)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for BB Massachusetts
* 4715 (Kwajalein): BB Massachusetts moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL San Jacinto
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CVL San Jacinto moves to 4615 (Rongelap)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Belleau Wood
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CVL Belleau Wood moves to 4615 (Rongelap)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Bunker Hill
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Bunker Hill moves to 4615 (Rongelap)
* 4615 (Rongelap): CVL Belleau Wood moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 4615 (Rongelap): CVL San Jacinto moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL San Jacinto
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Belleau Wood
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Franklin
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Franklin moves to 4417
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Intrepid
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Intrepid moves to 4417
* 4415 (Eniwetok): Battle Hex (A) moves to 4515
Roll 'em..
200 3/30/2021 1:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message You got some useful info there about card I DON'T have, but that's my fault for screwing up!

Please go first.
199 3/30/2021 1:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Return Strategy card to deck #37: 3 / 1st Convoy Escort Fleet: Escort Organization
OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
It kept re-ordering them each time I returned one, but I think this is honest and correct.
198 3/30/2021 1:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Return Strategy card to deck #43: 1 / Tojo Resigns: Moderates in Power
OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
197 3/30/2021 1:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Return Strategy card to deck #41: 3 / Patrick Hurley: Chinese Nationalist and Communist Reconciliation Fails
OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
196 3/30/2021 1:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Return Strategy card to deck #16: 3 / Operation RI: New Guinea Offensive
OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
195 3/30/2021 1:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Return Strategy card to deck #16: 3 / Operation RI: New Guinea Offensive
OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
194 3/30/2021 1:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Return Strategy card to deck #70: 1 / JN25 Code Change
OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Wish I'd gotten to keep this one...
193 3/30/2021 1:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message Shit! I got impatient and accidentally hit the button twice, looks like. I will discard the second set of five cards.
192 3/30/2021 1:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

191 3/30/2021 1:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

190 3/30/2021 1:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 5 to 4
189 3/30/2021 1:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese Message That was a rough way to close out the turn! I sense the end is not far off.

R/R:

* Off Board: South Seas HQ (Rivalry) moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): South Seas HQ (Rivalry) moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: CV Taiho moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 61 AF moves to 2415 (Miri)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 62 AF moves to 3009 (Taihoku)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 11 AD moves to 2017 (Bangka)
* 2017 (Bangka): 11 AD moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [29th Army] moves to 3305 (Seoul)
*Leningrad84 (Japan) sets AZOI OFF (AZOI shading is SOLID)
*Leningrad84 (Japan) sets AZOI ON (AZOI shading is SOLID)
* Leningrad84 (Japan) flips the 2nd Army
* Leningrad84 (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 4
* Leningrad84 (Japan) flips the 6 AD
* Strategic Record Track (3): Japanese Air Replacements moves to Strategic Record Track (2)

Sorry it was a bit messy.
188 3/30/2021 12:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

187 3/30/2021 12:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Message Subs hit, JP 5 cards, 2 passes. ASP to 3 (2 ISR)
AP ASP to 8.
Over to you for R&R, then AP to start as JP has no FOQ.
186 3/30/2021 12:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Strat war, subs
185 3/30/2021 12:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies End Turn Allies deck was reshuffled.

184 3/30/2021 12:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 8 to 5
183 3/30/2021 12:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message End of turn. No attrition, AP Reinfs to delay
Reps.
* Strategic Record Track (7): moves to Strategic Record Track (8)
* RobC (Allies) flips the 1M Division
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 1M Division
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for [CV Bunker Hill]
* RobC (Allies) flips the CV Bunker Hill
* RobC (Allies) flips the [CV Wasp]
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for [CV Wasp]
* Eliminated AL Naval Units: [CV Wasp] moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 4020 (Kavieng): [CV Wasp] moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* Allied Reinfrocement Chart: CV Hancock moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinfrocement Chart: CVE Casablanca moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinfrocement Chart: 6M Division moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinfrocement Chart: IX Corps moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinfrocement Chart: 11 Abn Division moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* Allied Reinfrocement Chart: 4 Aus Corps moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
182 3/30/2021 12:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message No damage to either side.
PBM:
* 2419: CV Lexington moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 2819 (Soela): CV Enterprise moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
062 up with com and PBM...
181 3/30/2021 12:03:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from Allies:
A/N B Definite survivor here.
AP 12, +4 DRM

JP 10, or 5 depending on first roll...
180 3/30/2021 12:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message No survivor, 22 NAF eliminated.
179 3/30/2021 12:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
No reaction possible, so I will just roll them ...
A/N A
AP 12, +4 DRM

JP survivor?, only hits on a 9
178 3/30/2021 11:59:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #35: 2 / Operation Ash: Vella Lavella Invasion
Activate: Anzac HQ only. Logistic Value: 2 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but the only ground unit that can be activated is the 3rd NZ division.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
EVENT on ANZAC (2+1)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 3NZ Division
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Enterprise
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Lexington
* 3023 (Darwin): CV Lexington moves to 2419
* 3023 (Darwin): CV Enterprise moves to 2918 (Batjan)
* 3219 (Vogelkop): 3NZ Division moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* Japanese Resources are now at 12
* RobC (Allies) sets Control Marker to Allied Progress of War at 2517 (Balikpapan). Hex is now Allied controlled
* Allies have captured 7 progress of war hexes
* 2918 (Batjan): CV Enterprise moves to 2819 (Soela)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (B)
* 2620 (Makassar): Battle Hex (B) moves to 2819 (Soela)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
177 3/30/2021 11:56:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Got it, so now I think you just use your last card? Or is that your FOQ card? Iím out of cards...
176 3/30/2021 11:49:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Forget 060, use 061...
175 3/30/2021 11:47:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message 060 up with PBM.
174 3/29/2021 7:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message OK, definite miss. I could something like 98 AP factors, with the +4 shooting first that's an autoelim with no chance of response.

Sarong is liberated/conquered. BTY for PBM.

173 3/29/2021 7:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Oh boy, that's quite a fleet!

Rolling for intercept...
172 3/29/2021 6:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #75: 3 / Operation Detachment: Iwo Jima
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 Conditions: An Allied ground unit must make an amphibious move to a hex within 10 hexes of Tokyo or this card may only be used as an OC.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
EVENT on CPAC (8+3)
SF Brigade satisfies card requirements for amphibious move to within 10hexes of Tokyo.
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 2M Division
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for SF Brigade
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Intrepid
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Franklin
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for BB New Jersey
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Essex
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Enterprise
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Lexington
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for BB North Carolina
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 2 MAW
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Bataan
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): CV Intrepid moves to 3118 (Waigeo)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): CV Franklin moves to 3118 (Waigeo)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CVL Bataan moves to 3118 (Waigeo)
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Lexington moves to 3118 (Waigeo)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Essex moves to 3218
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Enterprise moves to 3218
* 4612 (Wake): 2M Division moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 4816 (Maleolap): SF Brigade moves to 4612 (Wake)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 2 MAW moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): BB New Jersey moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 4020 (Kavieng): BB North Carolina moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for [1M Division]
* 4020 (Kavieng): [1M Division] moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3118 (Waigeo): CVL Bataan moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Bataan
Over to you for reaction/rolls.
171 3/29/2021 2:36:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
The smart move would probably be to follow suit and save this for a brutal jungle counterattack, but I am concerned about saving and redeploying SS HQ. Will use this to pull it to the TT.

Now I get to feel your wrath with no cards in hand! File uploaded, BTY.
170 3/29/2021 12:37:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message No file, bty.

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