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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
107 4/14/2021 11:28:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message 0.5 result on each side... fair outcome!
I flip your 3 air units and you can reduce US units in your next PBM file (42 hits).
106 4/14/2021 11:25:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from Allies:
So for this first big battle we have
AP 63
JP 84


105 4/14/2021 11:24:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message hi Alfonso,
it is better practice if you roll for the battle, update losses on both sides and do your PBM in the reaction file. This avoids an extra file and waste of time. :)
I will roll for this battle now.

104 4/14/2021 10:36:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Card draw from the interception card
103 4/14/2021 10:27:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #70: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Japan will answer this! XD
102 4/14/2021 1:57:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #32: 3 / Operation Reno II: Invasion of Rabaul
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 7 if US SW HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
time to confront the Japanese, although I go after a very small target :)
You can intercept on 0-5
101 4/13/2021 12:02:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Both units are eliminated and I retain control.
I got lucky although I only needed 4 or above for the same outcome.
File up
100 4/13/2021 11:58:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
9


Message from Allies:
now to the ground combat
JP 18 (+2)
AP 8 (+3)
99 4/13/2021 11:57:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
I got lucky and I activate 7AF who is eliminated automatically, so I roll for it (need a crit)
98 4/13/2021 11:54:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
This must be unusual to use Tokyo Rose this way! Looks like you are not committed to an early PW victory!
Well I'll need a bit of luck here, so let's see how is my intercept roll
97 4/12/2021 6:06:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #74: 1 / Tokyo Rose: Mrs. Iva Ikuko D'Aquino
Reduce US Political Will by one. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Let's see if we can sneak in Guadalcanal....
96 4/12/2021 2:59:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message after much thinking and pondering, I decided it is time to use my pass!
file up
95 4/12/2021 12:04:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message PBM done, Nagato to Davao, air unit to Lae
94 4/12/2021 1:56:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I don't have much luck with intercept rolls in this game :)
You can eliminate the Kent. Don't forget that landing of 35A next to Sarong consumes 1 ASP.
93 4/12/2021 1:53:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
intercept roll
92 4/11/2021 5:26:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 3 / Ichi-Go: China 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: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Time to claim the Solomons and extend as far as Espiritu Santo. Pitty, South Seas does not reach Efate...So clever every location in this map...
91 4/11/2021 3:49:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #70: 2 / Slim's Burma Offensive
Activate: SEAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only Commonwealth and Chinese units plus US air units may be activated. Bonus: The Allied player receives the 7th Armored Brigade. Place this unit in any friendly in supply, Indian or Burmese port hex. If this condition cannot be met, the unit is permanently remove from the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
now you force me to rearrange the CBI defense, and I bring some reinforcements in!
90 4/11/2021 3:34:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message PBM done.
89 4/11/2021 12:52:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message 1 flip each, bty for PBM
88 4/11/2021 12:46:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
3


Message from Allies:
I was wondering when you would turn your attention to the CBI... now is the time :)
battle resolution
JP 52
AP 24
87 4/11/2021 12:40:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
intercept roll
86 4/11/2021 10:37:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #32: 3 / Operation I-Go: Air Offensive
Acitvation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air units may be activated. Air Shuttle: The Japanese gain a +1 die roll modification during air-naval combat if the battle is within 6 hexes of an inactive Japanese CV or CVL naval unit.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Time to heat the Burma Theater
85 4/11/2021 3:32:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #17: 2 / China Airlift
Hump Operations into China: Flip the Burma Road Status marker from its No Hump to Hump side for the remainder of the game. Bonus: The AVG air unit (which normally cannot receive replacements) or a 14th AF air unit (either one) immediately receives a replacement step if it is in Northern India, Burma, or the Air units in China box. This replacement can be used to bring a 14th AF air unit (but not the AVG) back from elimination in any friendly in supply Northern India or Burma airfield. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
file up, bty
84 4/10/2021 6:10:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message PBM done. You can do an ENM with the Kent, and with LRB unit of Bougaville?
83 4/10/2021 4:57:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message file up for your pbm
82 4/10/2021 4:53:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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6


Message from Allies:
miss
combat C
JP 20
AP 4
81 4/10/2021 4:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
10 AF destroyed
battle B
JP 8
AP cannot react
80 4/10/2021 4:49:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
8


Message from Allies:
battle A
JP 20
AP 4
79 4/10/2021 4:47:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
intercept roll
78 4/10/2021 2:13:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message I have just sent the log. I forgot to put the Tokyo express ( I will put it in Koepang)
77 4/10/2021 1:15:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #44: 3 / Tokyo Express: Bougainville Reinforcements
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Bonus: The Japanese temporarily gain 2 ASPs that can be used for the duration of this Offensive. Place the Tokyo Express marker in any Japanese controlled hex. See Emergency Supply Routes for the use of this marker.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Here we go, Solomons 1st phase
76 4/9/2021 1:31:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #34: 2 / Operation Culverin: Invasion of Sumatra
Activate: Any Joint or Commonwealth HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Contions: Only Commonwealth units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
The US Navy is concerned by these massive movements of units into New Guinea... pretty scary!
75 4/8/2021 4:22:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change US Political Will From 7 to 6
74 4/8/2021 11:53:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message I have just upload it. It took me a while to think what to move and where....XD
73 4/8/2021 11:12:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I don't see your file!
72 4/8/2021 7:23:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #52: 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:
Here we go, all in for the New Guinea/Solomons Islands
71 4/8/2021 2:51:00 AM 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:
file up, back to you
70 4/7/2021 5:36:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Card draw for the event
69 4/7/2021 5:35:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #11: 2 / US/British Second Front Conference - Germany First: US Inter-Service Rivalry
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:
ISR, I hope you did not keeep as future offensive the opposite.....
68 4/7/2021 4:27:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message please don't forget to send a message through ACTS when you post your file... or it can take a while before I realize!
67 4/7/2021 4:26:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message nope, sorry I forgot to tell you!
66 4/7/2021 3:07:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Hi, do you play you future offensive now?
65 4/6/2021 4:40:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Submarine warfare
64 4/6/2021 4:35:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

63 4/6/2021 4:35:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message a pitty, I've burned out all my 9s! :)
file is up, you can do R&R and roll for submarine warfare
I draw my cards
62 4/6/2021 4:25:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

9
2
2
9
9
5


Message from Allies:
WIE delay on 0-1, in order
XIVC
IC
13AF
13AF LRB
11AF
11AF LRB

61 4/6/2021 4:24:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Actually, reinforcements and replacements first of all. Go ahead

60 4/6/2021 4:19:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Do you play your future offensive?
59 4/6/2021 4:18:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

58 4/6/2021 4:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies End Turn
57 4/6/2021 4:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 8 to 7
56 4/6/2021 3:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
ok sorry, I still have to roll for the ground battle :)
no need for you, but I could reduce your army
55 4/6/2021 3:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 3 / Black Day: US New Guinea Air Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air units may be activated.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
close but not enough
I play my last card
54 4/6/2021 3:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
no need to roll for intercept, but I get to roll during the air-naval battle
this is where you take a small risk in your attack because if I roll a crit, your army will be reduced
let's see!
53 4/6/2021 2:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #69: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
52 4/6/2021 12:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
file is up, bty for final card
51 4/6/2021 1:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message you capture Soerabaja
Tell me where Tenryu moves and I will implement in my next file
50 4/6/2021 1:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
0


Message from Allies:
Surprise attack
I make 2 rolls but they are sequential. We each need a crit to hit
49 4/6/2021 1:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
intercept roll (0-4)
48 4/5/2021 6:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #66: 2 / Kamikaze Attack
Play prior to one battle of the Offensive that is within 11 hexes of Tokyo (3706) and within extended range of a Japanese air unit. The Japanese player eliminates two Allied naval steps (Japanese player's choice, may not eliminate a unit unless there is no other option), while reducing the Japanese air unit whose range was used one step (even if this would eliminate the air unit). No more than one Kamikaze per battle, but more than one Kamikaze per offensive is allowed. Draw One Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Activation South HQ, I am gonna get that dammit Dutch Indies...XXDD (This card was waiting your answer in Wake...., well)
47 4/5/2021 12:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message sorry this referred to battle C
my units are eliminated
I use my second pass, so you can go on (file up)
46 4/5/2021 12:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
0


Message from Allies:
the attack failed
battle B
JP 18 (+4)
AP 11
45 4/5/2021 12:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
6


Message from Allies:
battle A
JP 9 (+4)
AP 6
44 4/5/2021 12:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Correct, any of the conditions apply so it is very useful during the first Japanese turns!
43 4/5/2021 12:20:00 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:
I do understand this card as Malaya and/or Jungle and/or Mixed. So every attack on Jugle or mixed terrain get the +4. Am I right?
42 4/5/2021 3:40:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I use my first pass, file is up
41 4/4/2021 2:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message no need to go further, the W brigade cannot damage your reduced army (even with its half strength), so you capture Wake and can do PBM immediately
40 4/4/2021 2:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
intercept roll
39 4/4/2021 2:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Activation of Comb Fleet HQ 3+3
38 4/4/2021 4:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #57: 2 / Axiom: British Amphibious Rangoon-Singapore Operation.
Activate: Any Commonwealth or Joint HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Only Commonwealth and Chinese units plus US air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
I rearrange units in the CBI, file posted
37 4/3/2021 6:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM done
36 4/3/2021 4:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message file posted,
over to you for pbm
35 4/3/2021 4:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
battle C
roll only for me (need crit)
34 4/3/2021 4:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Based on my previous roll this is not a surprise attack.
I do not react
battle A: no need to roll for air/naval (cannot eliminate the last ground step) and with the +4 dam you automatically kill the Dutch regiment
battle B
JP 14
33 4/3/2021 2:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hi, movements redo.
32 4/3/2021 1:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I can react... note you misplaced the Dutch naval unit, it is at Soerabaja and thus could be used in reaction (eg to prevent your unit to AA at Bangka)
Do you want to make some changes?
31 4/3/2021 1:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
intercept roll
30 4/3/2021 1:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I have just done my moves. I did forget to add one extra anphibious point at the end of the log.
29 4/3/2021 11:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #58: 3 / Western Force: Conquest of Sumatra
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:
Card played in my turn (I was very lucky with a second force card on starting hand)
28 4/3/2021 11:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Extra card from Weather reaction card
27 4/3/2021 11:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #64: 2 / Weather: Halsey's Typhoon
Allied Offensive is canceled. All units are placed back at their starting locations. The Japanese player may reduce one full strength Allied CA or DD naval unit (Japanese player choice) that was activated for the canceled Offensive. This can only reduce, not eliminate, the naval unit. If none of the specified naval units are available, there is no additional effect. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
I will put back you units to their positions. No CA or DD to eliminate. I will draw and extra card as per event.
26 4/3/2021 6:44:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #25: 1 / Operation Lilliput: Buna, New Guinea Offensive
Activate: SW HQ only. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: May only activate US air and US/Australian ground units (an exception to the Allied HQ National Command rules). US Reservist Enter Combat: US ground units have their attack strength reduced by one for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
I posted my file
Note I had not realized your PBM file was there until now. Please send me a message with ACTS or by mail when you upload a file in dropbox so I know it is my turn!
25 4/1/2021 2:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No problem for file 007, I uploaded it again.
Units remain supplied until the end of the offensive (6.21A) so you must PBM Kongo (it cannot stay in an Allied occupied hex anyway). You must also PBM the Shokaku (and other air/naval units if you want to)
24 3/31/2021 5:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message OK, I understand, the battle C is where you did move the DD, hence with 20 I can only flip the plane and destroy the ship.
23 3/31/2021 5:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Hi, check the battle C too, please. If I rolled 8 with factor 20, It should have eliminated the Aus air unit,isn't it?
22 3/31/2021 4:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message It is ok, I could not anyways move there. I did a mistake too, and I overwrote your previous Vassal log, so now the 007 and the 008 are the same.....On the other hand I left my Kongo and 27th OOS by mistake....XXDD
21 3/31/2021 3:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I realize I made a small mistake and the US Asia should be eliminated
20 3/31/2021 2:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message combat resolved, back to you
19 3/31/2021 2:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
3


Message from Allies:
battle D
JP 27
AP 7
18 3/31/2021 2:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
8


Message from Allies:
battle C
JP 20
AP 8
17 3/31/2021 2:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
3


Message from Allies:
battle B
JP 18 (-2)
AP 9
16 3/31/2021 2:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
9


Message from Allies:
battle A
JP 12
AP 3
15 3/31/2021 2:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
you should not look at material from the 1st ed... there have been several changes!
ok let's see if I have more chance on this reaction
14 3/31/2021 4:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message You are right. It is curious, the card from my first edition has not the sentence "prior to movement", hence my mistake....
13 3/31/2021 2:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message hi Alfonso, the card states that the para are dropped "prior to movement" so you cannot take control of Palembang in this situation
12 3/30/2021 2:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #59: 3 / Central Force: Conquest of Borneo
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:
Activation of South HQ 5+1 (NO units in Burma)
11 3/30/2021 1:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #4: 1 / Arcadia Conference
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: The Allied player receives the ABDA HQ, which is place in any in supply port in Java, Borneo, Sumatra or Celebes. If no such port is available this HQ is removed from play for the remained of the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
file is up, back to you
10 3/29/2021 4:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I think we should have roll the battle A to see if after killing the FEAF units some hits were still remaining to flip the ground unit
9 3/29/2021 2:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message file up, you can perform PBM
8 3/29/2021 1:55:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
combat C
JP 10 (+3)

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