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189 3/25/2021 10:55:00 PM Master ID = 26111 Game Deleted
188 3/24/2021 5:19:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Hi Roger,

Thank you for your concession and for the game.

I think that you are being too hard on yourself. The historical hand is powerful and with it I drew a total of 7 military events on Turn 2. That hand is so overpowered that no Allied Player in the world that could stop the collapse of the CBI against that many activation and Battle Hexes.

Frankly, I didnít notice you doing anything much that I would not have done as AP. The unsupported ground attack on Akyab perhaps the only thing - but I see why you attempted it given the supply situation in Mandalay. In the end that attack didnít change the result in my view.

Mark Herman has a revised VP table for this scenario which might balance it out a bit. That was the first time that I have played it and it does seem a bit odd in the way it is structured. I havenít played the 1943 but I understand it may be more balanced and the 1942 Campaign Start I think is probably a fair contest.

Hope to have the chance to play you another time. perhaps next time you will be the JP and get some great cards and the opportunity to get some pay back.

Best regards

James
187 3/24/2021 1:45:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message That was just a final shot; at this point, I concede. The CBI is lost and there is no path to victory.

This is a brutal game. I strongly disagree with many of the design decisions, but the operational aspects work well and it is fun to play.

You are an excellent player, and deserved a better opponent. But, thanks to you, I have a better appreciation of the Allied weaknesses in the CBI, although I am still unsure how to achieve a stalemate. One thing is certain: my play can't get any worse.
186 3/24/2021 1:07:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
For Submarine Attack: Archerfish sinks Shinano
185 3/24/2021 1:07:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message 2415 (Miri): [CV Shokaku] is eliminated
184 3/24/2021 1:05:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Target is [Shokaku]
183 3/24/2021 1:04:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #68: 1 / Submarine Attack: Archerfish sinks Shinano
Play during an Offensive after combat against any active Japanese naval units or against any active Japanese naval unit if no battle hexes are declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-7: Japanese lose one naval step (Allies chooses, can eliminated a unit). 8-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
182 3/23/2021 10:02:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message JP inflicts 49 hits
14AF eliminated (20/49)
[SEAC Air] eliminated (30/49)
[FE Air] eliminated (39/49)
[CA Exeter] eliminated (47/49)

AP inflicts 11 hits - [CV Junyo] - flipped.

PBM:

[CV Junyo] to Rangoon
[CV Shokaku], BB Nagato, CV Akagi to Miri

SEAC HQ in supply

File up. (I forgot to flip Junyo in Vassal - can you pls update?)




181 3/23/2021 9:52:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Japanese:
IC condition - intercept

Air/Naval combat

JP 49
AP 21

180 3/23/2021 9:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
IC roll - 5 or less for intercept
179 3/23/2021 9:49:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Thereís nothing I can do about it, so go ahead and roll for IC and resolve the battle.
178 3/23/2021 9:08:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Oh crap - I just realised that this is a Reaction Card, not a Military Event!

I will play it on South HQ for the OC instead for 3+1 activations and remove Yamato from the Battle.

Sorry Roger.

177 3/23/2021 8:53:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Apologies it should be South HQ for 1+4 activations. Only 5 units in total were activated.
176 3/23/2021 8:53:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #46: 3 / Operation A-Go: Battle of the Philippine Sea
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if Combined Fleet HQ, otherwise: 4. Intelligence: Intercept. Tactical Wire Intercepts: Allied carrier units have their defense values increased by two for the duration of the Offensive. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
South HQ = 1+5 activations

1. CV Junyo (Rangoon) to 1105 (avoiding 2 hex ZOI of Columbo - refer to Vassal log for exact path taken) - Attack Columbo BHA

2. CV Akagi (Rangoon) to 1109 (avoiding 2 hex ZOI of Columbo - refer to Vassal log for exact path taken) - join BHA

3. [CV Shokaku] (Rangoon) to 1609 - join BHA

SEAC now temporarily OOS as no legal supply trace from Allied Ultimate Supply Source (Eastern, Southern or Western Map Edge) to Calcutta due to EZOI's from 3 JP carriers

[FE AF], [SEAC Air], 14AF, [CA Exeter] OOS. No Allied ZOI projected.

BB Yamato, BB Nagato (Miri) to Columbo - BHA (15 hexes exactly). No ZOI breach (ZOI not active for OOS air units)

File up for Reaction - No ZOI breach

175 3/23/2021 8:15:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message A reverse Midway! All survivors retreat to Colombo. The CBI is toast. No file.
174 3/23/2021 8:11:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Yes per rule 9.2F6.
173 3/23/2021 8:07:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Oh, I see, because you rolled a 9 you can avoid that requirement.
172 3/23/2021 7:54:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Remember that you have to flip 14 AF before you start sinking the fleet: per 9.2 "All full strength units must be reduced before any units can be eliminated".
171 3/23/2021 6:25:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Sorry forgot to start vassal log. Have captured end state as .sav file.

170 3/23/2021 6:24:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message

Yikes!

AP 45 hits

[1AD], [3AD], [BB Kongo], [23AF] each take step loss (44/45)

JP 69 hits - critical

BB Warspite - sunk (28/69)
CV Indominable - sunk (52/69)
CV Hermes - sunk (60/69)
[CA Exeter] - flipped (68/69)

JP PBM:

[1AD] to Singora
[3AD] to Kuantan
[BB Kongo] remain in Dacca.

File up

169 3/23/2021 6:18:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
9


Message from Japanese:
Battle A - Dacca

Air/naval

AP 45
JP 69

168 3/23/2021 6:17:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Intercept
South HQ = 1+2 activations.

BB Kongo (Rangoon) to Dacca - BHA
1AD (Singora) to Mandalay - BHA
3AD (Kuantan) to Mandalay - BHA
167 3/23/2021 5:45:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
IC roll EC=4 (-2 DRM), 6 or less for intercept

166 3/23/2021 5:20:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Battle A in Dacca
1805 (Calcutta): [SEAC Air] joins Battle A
1805 (Calcutta): 14AF Air joins Battle A

165 3/23/2021 5:12:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #76: 2 / Oboe: Australians Invade Borneo
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Any nationality air and naval units may be activated, but only Australian ground units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
1805 (Calcutta) : SEAC HQ (Agreement) Activates 1 + 5 units.
1307 (Columbo) : CVL Hermes Activates.
1307 (Columbo) : 14AF Air Activates.
1307 (Columbo) : BB Warspite Activates.
1307 (Columbo) : CV Indomitable Activates.
1307 (Columbo) : [SEAC Air] Activates.
1307 (Columbo) : CA Exeter Activates.

1307 (Columbo): CA Exeter moves to 1905 (Dacca)
1307 (Columbo): BB Warspite moves to 1905 (Dacca)
1307 (Columbo): CVL Hermes moves to 1905 (Dacca)
1307 (Columbo): CV Indomitable moves to 1905 (Dacca)
1406 (Madras): [SEAC Air] moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
1307 (Columbo): 14AF Air moves to 1406 (Madras)
1406 (Madras): 14AF Air moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
164 3/23/2021 4:45:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Yes, that cleared it up for me. Thanks for the explanation.
163 3/23/2021 4:28:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
No file.

Is everything ok in terms of the combat dice rolls at Kendari? (You didn't respond, so I just wanted to check that you are ok with my explanation as to how it played out)
162 3/23/2021 12:24:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message The Allies PASS. File uploaded.
161 3/22/2021 11:24:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message I also stated the AP factors and DRM before mentioning any JP roll effects.

I hope that is clear?

For the record I always roll attacker then defender for any 2 dice combat roll.
160 3/22/2021 11:19:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Hi - Yes attacker dice is always first.

It was a surprise attack so there was a chance that the JP unit would be eliminated. I rolled 2 dice rather than 1 to save time - in case the JP defender survived and the second dice roll was "live".
159 3/22/2021 11:13:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Is the first die for the Japanese or for the attacker? Iím confused.
158 3/22/2021 10:56:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Sorry it should be 2MP from Myitkyana to Ledo (total of 3MP)

Your card play (please adjust the Vassal log to reflect)
157 3/22/2021 10:55:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #30: 3 / Flight Instructors: Japanese Improve Training and Maintenance.
3 Air Replacements: The Japanese player receives 3 air replacement steps that may be used immediately or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
South HQ = 1+3 activations

2AD (Peiping) to Saigon
[35th army] Shanghai to Rangoon
28th Army (Mandalay) to Lashio (capture) 0.5MP, Myitkyina (capture) 0.5MP to Ledo (Vassal log shows Imphal but that is incorrect, Please place in Ledo)
25th Army (Mandalay) to Akyab

File up
156 3/22/2021 10:39:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
[CV Enterprise] flipped

JP card Draw at 1/3
155 3/22/2021 10:39:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Sub on Enterprise

On a die roll of: 0-4: Lose one naval step* 5-7: Lose two naval steps* 8-9: No Effect.
154 3/22/2021 10:38:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #27: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-19 sinks the Wasp
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: Lose one naval step* 5-7: Lose two naval steps* 8-9: No Effect. *Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Attack Enterprise
153 3/22/2021 10:38:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message [6AD] Kendari - flipped.

No dmg to AP.

AP PBM back to start locations
152 3/22/2021 10:36:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
8


Message from Japanese:
Sorry I see that your PBM is back to the original locations, so the carriers must be participating!

AP - 28 (+3DRM)

JP roll in case not eliminated. Needs a crit.

151 3/22/2021 10:32:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Surprise.

You did not mark the carriers as participating in this battle. Did you mean that?

150 3/22/2021 10:30:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
IC roll

OC=2 -2RM (ZOI)

149 3/22/2021 9:41:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message File uploaded
148 3/22/2021 9:36:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #82: 2 / China Offensive: Battle of Changsa-Hengyang
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.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
3727 (Townsville) : SW Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates 2 + 2 units
3626 (Cairns) : CV Enterprise Activates.
3626 (Cairns) : CV Lexington Activates.
3626 (Cairns) : BB Mississippi Activates.
3023 (Darwin) : 10AF LRB Activates.
3626 (Cairns): BB Mississippi moves to 2821 (Wetar)
3626 (Cairns): CV Enterprise moves to 2821 (Wetar)
3626 (Cairns): CV Lexington moves to 2821 (Wetar)
3023 (Darwin): 10AF LRB joins Battle A

PBM back to starting locations
147 3/22/2021 8:42:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message No dmg ro JP units.

Mandalay captured

AP PBM:

[SEAC Air] to Madras
14AF, Warspite, Indominable to Columbo

JP PBM: 1AD to Singora

File up


146 3/22/2021 8:38:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
[SEAC Air] flipped
No dmg to JP air unit

Ground combat

JP 54 (-1 DRM)
AP 12

JP automatic ([1 Ind] & [66th army] eliminated)

Rolling for AP only
145 3/22/2021 8:35:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
0


Message from Japanese:
Battle A - air/naval combat

JP- 20
AP- 20

144 3/22/2021 8:26:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message SEAC HQ activates 4 units.
1307 (Columbo) : 14AF Air Activates.
1406 (Madras) : SEAC Air Activates.
1307 (Columbo) : CV Indomitable Activates.
1307 (Columbo) : BB Warspite Activates.
1307 (Columbo): BB Warspite moves to 1906
1307 (Columbo): CV Indomitable moves to 1906
1906: CV Indomitable joins Battle A
1906: BB Warspite joins Battle A
1406 (Madras): SEAC Air moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
1805 (Calcutta): SEAC Air joins Battle A
1307 (Columbo): 14AF Air moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
1805 (Calcutta): 14AF Air joins Battle A

Please resolve battle. PBM is to return to starting locations.

143 3/22/2021 8:15:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
IC: 5
142 3/22/2021 8:01:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message File up
141 3/22/2021 8:00:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
South HQ - 1+3 activations

2107: 25th Army moves to Mandalay - BHA
2008 (Rangoon): 14th Army moves to Mandalay
2105 (Imphal/Kohima): 28th Army moves to Mandalay
1AD (Aparri) moves to Rangoon - join BHA
140 3/22/2021 6:58:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message PBM. File uploaded.

4021 (Rabaul): BB Mississippi moves to 3626 (Cairns)
4021 (Rabaul): CV Lexington moves to 3626 (Cairns)
4021 (Rabaul): CV Enterprise moves to 3626 (Cairns)
4021 (Rabaul): CA Northampton moves to 3626 (Cairns)
3922 (Buna): 5AF Air, 5AF LRB moves to 4021 (Rabaul)

139 3/22/2021 6:24:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message XI Corps flipped.

JP eliminated. No file. Back to you for PBM.
138 3/22/2021 6:23:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
2


Message from Japanese:
Surprise attack

No air/naval.

Ground combat

AP 22 (+2 DRM, defend at 1/2 strength)
JP 9 (+3 DRM)

137 3/22/2021 6:05:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Intel roll - 5 or less
136 3/22/2021 11:45:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #36: 3 / Operation Cherry Blossom: Bougainville Landing
Activate: Any HQ. Logistics Value: 5 Arleigh Burke: US CA naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
3727 (Townsville) : SW Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates 5 + 2
5321 (Funafuti) : BB Mississippi Activates.
5321 (Funafuti) : CA Northampton Activates.
5321 (Funafuti) : CV Lexington Activates.
5321 (Funafuti) : CV Enterprise Activates.
3626 (Cairns) : XI Corps Activates.
3624 (Cape York) : 5AF Air Activates.
3624 (Cape York) : 5AF LRB Activates.

5321 (Funafuti): CA Northampton moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
5321 (Funafuti): BB Mississippi moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
5321 (Funafuti): CV Lexington moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
5321 (Funafuti): CV Enterprise moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
3626 (Cairns): XI Corps moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
3624 (Cape York): 5AF Air, 5AF LRB moves to 3922 (Buna)

Allied ASP Marker uses 1/2 ASP
Allied ASP Marker uses 2/2 ASP

BHA Rabaul
3922 (Buna): 5AF LRB joins Battle A
3922 (Buna): 5AF Air joins Battle A

135 3/21/2021 9:48:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Log updated for US Card Play and Draw

File up
134 3/21/2021 9:48:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #23: 2 / Operation RE: Attack on Milne Bay
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Elite Units: The Japanese player gains a +1 ground combat die modifier if any brigade size ground units are involved in a ground combat during this Offensive.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
South HQ 1+3 activations

25th Army to 2107
28th Army to Imphal/Kohima
14th Army to Rangoon
BB Yamato to Miri
133 3/21/2021 9:27:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
PT boats
132 3/21/2021 9:26:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #23: 2 / PT Boats
Flip the Japanese ASP marker to its No Barges side. If Japanese Barges are not currently in play (Japanese card 73) that event is permanently superseded. Place the PT Boat marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Please put this in your next log
131 3/21/2021 8:23:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Kuantan captured.

JP resources at 13 (Vassal module is showing only 11 - but that is some sort of bug).

[5AD] to Medan
3AD to Kuantan

File up



130 3/21/2021 7:35:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I should have let you roll. [3 Ind] eliminated. No damage to you. You can create log file with battle results and PBM.
129 3/21/2021 7:32:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Allies:
BHA: 18-5
128 3/21/2021 7:28:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
IC: 4
127 3/21/2021 7:15:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Sorry - not sure what happened there.

I didn't start the log file so it is there as a .sav file

"021 T3 JP 1.sav"

Sorry


126 3/21/2021 7:12:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I'm not seeing your file in Dropbox
125 3/21/2021 6:42:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #26: 2 / Chiang Kai-shek: Anti Communist Offensive
Move the China marker one box to the left toward Government Collaped box. If moved into the Government Collapsed box China surrenders immediately. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
South HQ 2+1 activations

38th Army to Kuantan - BHA
3AD to Singora - BHA
5AD in Place - BHA

File up for reaction and Combat
124 3/21/2021 5:26:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Turn 3 (May-Aug 1942): SW Pac HQ (Agreement) moves to 3727 (Townsville)
3319 (Biak): [19 LRB] is in supply.
Delayed Reinforcements Box: BB Warspite, CV Indomitable, CVL Hermes moves to 1307 (Columbo)
Delayed Reinforcements Box: 1 MAW moves to 5808 (Oahu)
Delayed Reinforcements Box: SF Brigade moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
Delayed Reinforcements Box: M Brigade moves to 5321 (Funafuti)
Delayed Reinforcements Box: CA Northampton moves to 5321 (Funafuti)
Delayed Reinforcements Box: BB Mississippi moves to 5321 (Funafuti)
Delayed Reinforcements Box: SEAC Air moves to 1406 (Madras)
Delayed Reinforcements Box: XI Corps moves to 3626 (Cairns)
Delayed Reinforcements Box: 5AF Air moves to 3624 (Cape York)
Delayed Reinforcements Box: 5AF LRB moves to 3624 (Cape York)
Delayed Reinforcements Box: 10AF LRB moves to 3023 (Darwin)
Allied Reinforcement Chart: S Pac HQ (Ghormley) (Agreement) moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
Allied Reinforcement Chart: ANZAC HQ (Agreement) moves to 3023 (Darwin)
3023 (Darwin) : 1 Aus Corps restored to full strength.
3727 (Townsville) : 2 Aus Corps restored to full strength.
3727 (Townsville) : Aus Air restored to full strength.
3023 (Darwin): 1 Aus Corps is in supply.
3727 (Townsville): Aus Air is in supply.
3727 (Townsville): CA Kent is in supply.
3727 (Townsville): [2 Aus Corps] is in supply.
2426 (Broome): [DD US Asia] is in supply.
3823 (Port Moresby): PM Bde is in supply.

123 3/21/2021 4:07:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

122 3/21/2021 4:04:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message No
121 3/21/2021 3:44:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message File up.

Will you play a card out of the FO for the Event to go first?
120 3/21/2021 3:42:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

119 3/21/2021 3:42:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
Subs

Turn 3 = 3 (+1 DRM subs, +2 DRM escorts) = 0 to hit
118 3/21/2021 3:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese End Turn
117 3/21/2021 3:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 11 to 9
116 3/21/2021 3:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Ok. W Brigade stays put.

JP re-inforcements

CV Junyo to Rangoon
6AD to Kendari
26AF to Eniwetok
[31st army] to Truk

JP Replacements

[BB Yamato] (Kure) to full strength
25th army (2108) to full strength
28th army (Jarhat) to full strength



115 3/21/2021 3:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I guess the marine W brigade has to stick it out in Wake also
114 3/21/2021 3:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Reducing US politival will to 6
-1 DEI surrender
-1 Philippines surrender

Even though North India has ben captured, Burma has not surrendered - 3 surrender hexes are still in Allied Hands.

Moving India status from Stable to Unrest
113 3/21/2021 3:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Change US Political Will From 8 to 6
112 3/21/2021 3:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Done. Did you want to do anything else with the Marine Brigade at Wake from your last card play?
111 3/21/2021 3:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message In that case, leave the Wake air unit where it is
110 3/21/2021 3:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I found it:

11.1 Pre-War Unit Restrictions

Pre-War units from the Allied and Japanese sides cannot accept replacements (except through an event that explicitly allows it) and consequently when eliminated are permanently removed from play. These units are marked with a single dot on the front and back of
their unit counters. If Pre-War units, including HQs, leave the map for any reason they are considered eliminated and cannot return to play.
109 3/21/2021 3:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Also for the Marine Squadron on Wake, I do not believe that historical yellow dotted units can be removed form the map board. Once they are removed I believe that they are eliminated. Let me check that.
108 3/21/2021 3:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hi Roger,

Espiritu Santo is too far for the Marine W Brigade to reach on a 2OC. It has a maximum movement range of 10 hexes as there is no port on Wake Island.
107 3/21/2021 2:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Over to you for your reinforcements, replacements and strategic warfare
106 3/21/2021 2:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

9
4
9
2
2
3


Message from Allies:
Send to Europe 0-1

XIV Corps
I Corps
13 AF
13 AF LRB
11 AF
11 AF LRB
105 3/21/2021 2:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message 3820 (Admiralty Islands) is now Japanese controlled.
4020 (Kavieng) is now Japanese controlled.
4222 (Buin) is now Japanese controlled.
4322 (New Georgia) is now Japanese controlled.
4122 (Woodlark) is now Japanese controlled.
3921 (Gasmata) is now Japanese controlled.
4221 (Baka) is now Japanese controlled.
4121 (Green) is now Japanese controlled.
2912: [SL Corps] is eliminated
3014 (Samar/Leyte): P Brigade is eliminated
3014 (Samar/Leyte) is now Japanese controlled.
2715 (Jolo) is now Japanese controlled.
Roger Hart (Allies) creates Philippines Surrender Marker in Off Board
Roger Hart (Allies) sets Political Will to 7
Roger Hart (Allies) creates DEI Surrender Marker in Off Board
Roger Hart (Allies) sets Political Will to 6
2917 (Menado): 6 Regiment is eliminated
2919 (Amboina): 4 Regiment is eliminated
2919 (Amboina) is now Japanese controlled.
2719 (Kendari): 7 Regiment is eliminated
2719 (Kendari) is now Japanese controlled.
2620 (Makassar) is now Japanese controlled.
2917 (Menado): [19 LRB] moves to 3319 (Biak)
2917 (Menado) is now Japanese controlled.
2721 (Koepang): 8 Regiment is eliminated
1914 is now Japanese controlled.
1917 (Teloekbetoeng) is now Japanese controlled.
2216 (Sinkawang) is now Japanese controlled.
2318 (Bandjermasin) is now Japanese controlled.
2320 (Bali/Lombok) is now Japanese controlled.
2721 (Koepang) is now Japanese controlled.
3017 (Morotai) is now Japanese controlled.
2015 (Singapore): Dut Air is eliminated
2015 (Singapore): CL Dutch is eliminated
2106 (Mandalay) is now Japanese controlled.
2206 (Lashio) is now Japanese controlled.
2305 (Myitkyina) is now Japanese controlled.
Roger Hart (Allies) creates Burma Surrender Marker in Off Board
Roger Hart (Allies) sets Political Will to 5
3023 (Darwin) : [1 Aus Corps] suffers a step loss.
3727 (Townsville) : [Aus Air] suffers a step loss.
3727 (Townsville) : [2 Aus Corps] suffers a step loss.
2014 (Kuantan) : [3 Ind Corps] suffers a step loss.
2015 (Singapore) : [8 Aus Division] suffers a step loss.
2106 (Mandalay) : [1 Ind Corps] suffers a step loss.
104 3/21/2021 1:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #44: 2 / Operation Squarepeg: Green Is. 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:
5808 (Oahu) : Cen Pac HQ 2 + 3

5108 (Midway) : 7AF Air Activates.
5808 (Oahu) : CV Lexington Activates.
5808 (Oahu) : CV Enterprise Activates.
4612 (Wake) : VF-211 Activates.
4612 (Wake) : W Brigade Activates.

5808 (Oahu): CV Enterprise moves to 5321 (Funafuti)
5808 (Oahu): CV Lexington moves to 5321 (Funafuti)
5108 (Midway): 7AF Air moves to 5408 (Air Ferry)
5408 (Air Ferry): 7AF Air moves to 5808 (Oahu)
4612 (Wake): W Brigade moves to 5020
5020: W Brigade moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
4612 (Wake): VF-211 moves to Turn 3 (May-Aug 1942)
103 3/21/2021 1:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message ENM

2220 (Soerabaja): [DD US Asia] moves to 2426 (Broome)
102 3/20/2021 11:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message For the record - here are the victory conditions we are using - before accounting for my bid of 1 VP for JP with the historical hand:

17.27 Victory Conditions

Automatic Victory: If the Japanese do not control at least 11 of the 14 Resource hexes by the conclusion of game turn 4, they lose the game and the Allies win an automatic victory. If an automatic victory has not occurred then the Japanese player gains victory points for the following conditions at the conclusion of game turn 4. Victory points are assessed at the end of game turn 4 unless otherwise indicated.

For Tournament play: A hex counts as captured for victory points only if some non-HQ unit would be in supply in it. If these criteria are not fulfilled, the hex counts as being held by the player who had
control of it at the start of the scenario.

A. If China surrenders receive a bonus 5 victory points.

B. For closing the Burma Road, 1 victory point.

C. For isolating Townsville from Oahu, e.g., no supply line can be drawn between the two locations, 5 victory points.

D. For controlling each hex of Northern India, 1 victory point per hex.

E. For India Unrest or Strikes, 1 victory point (awarded on the last
game turn).

F. For India Unstable, Revolts, or Surrender; 2 victory points (not cumulative with E; awarded on last game turn).
G. For Control of Australian Mandates, 1 victory point.

H. For each box US Political Will is 5 or below, 1 victory point per box. Example a US Political Will of 5 equals 1 victory point.

I. For each box US Political Will is 6 or above, minus 1 victory point per box. Example a US Political Will of 7equals 2 victory points.

J. For the capture Kauai or Hawaii, 1 victory point, for each hex, if controlled and occupied at the end of any game turn, but only once per hex per game.

K. For the capture Oahu, 3 victory points if controlled and occupied at the end of any game turn, but only once per game.

Victory Point Levels:
ē Allied Decisive Victory: Japanese have 2 or less victory points.
ē Allied Tactical Victory: Japanese have 3 to 5 victory points.
ē Japanese Tactical Victory: Japanese have 6-9 victory points.
ē Japanese Decisive Victory: Japanese have 10 or more victory points.

I note that these are actually pretty limited and create weird incentives for ahistorical play (e.g. China Surrender is 5 VP or nothing - why would you bother? Why 1VP for each of Kauai and Hawaii?)

Mark Herman has proposed revised and updated VP conditions for the next reprint.

101 3/20/2021 9:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Sorry I just noticed that you are using the Turn Track for the VP marker. That's a good idea.
100 3/20/2021 8:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Don't forget to log your Emergency Naval Move of [DD Asia] out of Soerabaja
99 3/20/2021 8:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #40: 3 / Operation U-Go: Burma Offensive
Acivation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only Air and Ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
South Seas HQ - 3 +2 activations
[18th Army] to Rabaul
CA Aoba, SS Brigade to Guadalcanal (no ASP)
4AD Soryu to Truk.

PBM CA Aoba to Truk.

Guadalcanal Captured.

That was my last card (phew!) [7 Military Events.....]

File up.

Over to you to cause trouble with your final card!
98 3/20/2021 8:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message No dmg.

PBM: 23AF to Dacca
97 3/20/2021 8:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Battle C - Air/naval

JP - 16
96 3/20/2021 8:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message DD Asia - flipped
Soerbaja captured
95 3/20/2021 8:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from Japanese:
Battle A - automatic. Balikpapan captured

Battle - B

Air/naval

8-2

94 3/20/2021 8:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
No file
93 3/20/2021 7:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #60: 3 / East Force: Conquest of Celebes
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Paratroopers: Prior to movement place a Japanese control marker in a hex that is within extended range of an active Japanese air unit if (1) the hex is either unoccupied or is occupied solely by a Dutch regiment; and (2) the hex is not within an unneutralized Allied air ZOI. Eliminate the Dutch regiment.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:



South HQ 5+1 activations

23AF - paratroopers capture Ledo
[15th army] to Dimasur, 1 MP (capture) then Dacca 0.5MP (capture)
[28th Army] to Imphal/Kohim 2MP (capture) then Ledo 1MP (capture)
ED Army to Balikpapan - BHA
CVL Zuiho, [16th Army] to Soerbaja - BHB, 1 ASP (7/7)
23AF to Singora - attack Kuantan - BHC

VP +5 (1 for each hex in North India) (VP's now at +6)

Am embarrassment of military event riches for the JP player for this hand.....

File up
92 3/20/2021 7:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allies PASS. File uploaded.
91 3/20/2021 7:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message 2019 (Tjilatjap): CL Dutch moves to 2015 (Singapore)
2019 (Tjilatjap): Dut Air moves to 2015 (Singapore)

90 3/20/2021 6:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Dutch division eliminated
Tjilatjap eliminated

No PBM. No file.

Back to you for Emergency moves and card play

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