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143 4/14/2021 11:53:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Thanks James, yeah I guess I always try to go for ships since they're harder to replace (but just now realizing the AVG unit is non-replaceable--I'm too used to 1943 where all the AP units can come back).

PBM:

* 1406 (Madras): [CV Indomitable] moves to 1905 (Dacca) (your fix)
* 2110 (Bangkok): [1 AD] moves to 1813 (Medan)
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) is now Japanese controlled.

BTY for your turn.
142 4/14/2021 12:22:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I probably would have flipped Indominable (or killed the AVG unit outright)

PBM

SEAC Air to Madras
Warspite to Dacca
[CV Indominable] to Dacca (Sorry vassal shows Madras but this is incorrect - please update)

AVG in place.

File up
141 4/13/2021 11:57:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Haha thanks for being so nice about it!

Yes, I think so, Warspite is bigger and scarier, but itís nice to damage the carrier. What would you do in my shoes, out of curiosity?
140 4/13/2021 11:48:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Hi

Yes, I have got excited and gone that before also.

Nevermind!

Do you still want to flip Indominable?

You have 20 hits to apply in total.
139 4/13/2021 11:39:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #86: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis

Message from Japanese:
So uh... Iíve got a sub card FYI.
138 4/13/2021 11:37:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to deck #61: 2 / Kamikaze Attack
OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
137 4/13/2021 11:37:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Sorry James, Iím really out of itóI played a reaction card against your reaction force! Stay away from the Moderna vaccine, Iím a mess. Iíll take all of that back and discard the card I drew...
136 4/13/2021 11:23:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For subs...
135 4/13/2021 11:23:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message A palpable hit! (Though this doesn't change my feelings about the state of the game...)
134 4/13/2021 11:22:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Torpedoes away...
133 4/13/2021 11:22:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #86: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis
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: 0-7: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 8-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
I think this is the appropriate time to roll this, against Indomitable.
132 4/13/2021 11:21:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message I also have a reaction card to play, if you don't mind...
131 4/13/2021 11:21:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Yeah, that was a doozy! You didn't quite kill them outright but you've certainly wrecked my army air. I put all my eggs in that basket and the basket fell off a cliff! My instinct, not to be a spoil-sport, is that I should hang it up and we should probably restart, bc setting aside this debacle, there are a number of things that I would like to try doing differently (pushing on Rangoon more aggressively on Turn 2, for one). But also happy to play on for a bit as well, this is a game for you too, not just free lessons for me!

I assigned my damage, flipped HMS Indomitable, file up.
130 4/13/2021 11:15:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I decided to use the Ambush Card so as to get some decent use out of it.

I could have kept it back waiting for the "perfect" time but I figured why not try to kill 2 elite air units outright.
129 4/13/2021 11:08:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message : 1B Division is eliminated
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) is now Japanese controlled.

Please apply your hits then I can do my PBM.
128 4/13/2021 11:06:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
JP = 20 hits (critical).

Please apply damage.

Ground Battle:

JP automatic
AP needs 9 to flip unit.

127 4/13/2021 11:05:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
AP roll = 4+4 = 8 (no critical)

40 hits

* : 5 AD is eliminated
* 2110 (Bangkok) : [1 AD] suffers a step loss.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : [2 AD] suffers a step loss.

JP Response - 20 factors

126 4/13/2021 11:03:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Battle - A Air/naval combat

AP 40 (+4DRM) (modified 9 for critical).

Will do AP first then resolve hits then JP response with remaining units.

Hoping for at least a 1.0x result!
125 4/13/2021 11:01:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #12: 2 / Commander Rochefort: HYPO Success - JN25 Code break
Intelligence: Ambush. Bonus: During all battles of this Offensive, the Allied player achieves a critical hit result on all modified air-naval combat die rolls of 9 or greater. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Ambush

Activate SEAC - 1+3 activations

* 1406 (Madras) : BB Warspite Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : AVG Air Activates.
* 1406 (Madras): CV Indomitable Activates
* 2008 (Rangoon): AVG Air Activates

* 1909: CV Indomitable moves to 1909 - joins Battle A
* 1805 (Calcutta): SEAC Air moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 1406 (Madras): BB Warspite moves to 2108 (Kwai Bridge North)
* 2008 (Rangoon): SEAC Air joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): AVG Air joins Battle A
124 4/13/2021 8:22:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I am syncing some very large work files in my dropbox and it is preventing new vassal files from appearing.

I hope this will be done by the end of today but in the meantime I still cannot see the file you uploaded at my end....
123 4/13/2021 10:57:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #48: 3 / General Adachi: New Guinea Offensive
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated. Bonus: Neither the HQ nor the units being activated need to be in supply in order to be activated, but must be within HQ activation range.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Hi James,

I apologize again--you'll see I uploaded a file around noon my time yesterday, but the card play and description ALSO (somehow) went to my other opponent. I think I need to keep only one ACTS window open at a time...

South HQ 1+5=6

* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South) : 15th Army Activates.
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South) : 28th Army Activates.
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South) : Korean Army Activates.
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur) : 5 AD Activates.
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 5 AD moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 2709 (Hong Kong) : 2 AD Activates.
* 2709 (Hong Kong): 2 AD moves to 2409 (Hanoi)
* 2409 (Hanoi): 2 AD moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 2911 (Aparri) : 1 AD Activates.
* 2911 (Aparri): 1 AD moves to 2609 (Canton)
* 2609 (Canton): 1 AD moves to 2409 (Hanoi)
* 2409 (Hanoi): 1 AD moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South): 15th Army, 28th Army, Korean Army moves to 2108 (Kwai Bridge North)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 5 AD joins Battle A
* 2110 (Bangkok): 2 AD joins Battle A
* 2110 (Bangkok): 1 AD joins Battle A

BTY, thanks.
122 4/13/2021 6:36:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Ha! No problems. I think it is with you for your next card play.
121 4/12/2021 3:06:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Haha--James, I'm sorry, ACTS does this weird thing where it constantly switches my tabs to my other EOTS game when I hit "forward" or "back"; that crass message was intended for my other opponent Rob, but you can accept the idiocy as somewhat applicable to our game as well. :)
120 4/12/2021 3:05:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message I had a feeling the dice gods might have saved up a little something for my "almost certain" attack against Manila.

But no matter, the Allied defenses have crumbled like a house of cards, and the war is all but won! Surely they will be suing for peace any time now. And if the remnants of the US Navy dare to creep across the Pacific our fleet will wipe them out in a great battle of annihilation!!

I'm ready to accept your resignation at any time, jeez, I don't know why we didn't play 1942 earlier...

Second Moderna shot this morning, so please expect delays/more-nonsensical-than-usual turns.
119 4/11/2021 9:04:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message No worries, all sorted now

My PBM:

5AF LRB to Nauru
7AF Air to Guadalcanal

File up. Your next card play.
118 4/11/2021 9:00:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Sorry James--I got all screwed up and used the 3 OC value of Sho-Go by accident, maybe because it's a big counteroffensive card and I got overambitious. Thanks, your correction is what I would have done.

I'll PBM the flipped 26th AF back to Eniwetok, and send the full-strength 25th to Rabaul.
117 4/11/2021 6:46:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message (Happy to that Reaction Card out of the deck)
116 4/11/2021 6:41:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Do you want to redo your PBM?

115 4/11/2021 6:40:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Hi - I played a 1OC Offensive Card.

That means that in Reaction you can activate any naval unit within 5 hexes of Rabaul or any air unit that is within 1 hop of participating in the battle.

All activated reaction units must participate in the battle.

21AF, 25AF and 26AF can reach the battle

24AF cannot.

I will assume that you just activated the 2 replaceable air units to participate - since that gives you an attack strength of 22 factors.

I will flip 26AF.
114 4/11/2021 1:14:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Sorry, I thought a bit more and eliminated 5th tac air instead.

* : 5AF Air is eliminated

Reaction PBM:

* 4017 (Truk): 25 AF moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* 4017 (Truk): 24 AF moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): 24 AF moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 4017 (Truk): 26 AF moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)

BTY for your PBM!
113 4/11/2021 1:11:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message JP lucked out here.

AP 4=*0.5=12; I assume you want to reduce the Aoba
JP 9=1+crit; I will eliminate 7th AF tac air. (The crit is nice, but not sure how much it matters here, since you have plenty of reps.)
112 4/11/2021 1:05:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
9


Message from Japanese:
BH(A) A/N

AP: 24
JP: 27
111 4/11/2021 1:04:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #45: 3 / Operation Sho-Go
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if Combined Fleet HQ, otherwise: 4. Intelligence: Intercept. Bonus: If a Kamikaze attack reaction card is played in conjunction with this card, increase the effect of the Kamikaze reaction card by one additional Allied naval step loss in one battle. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Alright, a pretty ignominious use for Sho-Go, but I have to do something here.

* 4017 (Truk) : 26 AF Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : 25 AF Activates.
* 3814 (Guam) : 21 AF Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : 24 AF Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok): 25 AF moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): 24 AF moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): 24 AF moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 3814 (Guam): 21 AF moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 4017 (Truk): 26 AF joins Battle A
* 4017 (Truk): 25 AF joins Battle A
* 4017 (Truk): 24 AF joins Battle A

The 16-strength 21st AF is not joining the battle; the remaining 3 are fighting at extended range to their 30 factors will be reduced to 15.
110 4/11/2021 1:02:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Ack! I kept thinking that I needed to put an AZOI over Rabaul, and came close to doing it with my Escorts redeployment, but figured I'd get to it later in the turn. Now I've hung the Aoba out to dry!

I think I will use a high-value counterattack card that would have been better saved for a rainy day to save the Aoba, on the theory that this is a learning game and hopefully at some point we can restart so I can correct for some of these errors. On the whole, as you can tell I was singularly focused on using my T2 cards to take down the Allies in the Western Pacific, but I'm starting to think that experienced JP players probably save a few activations to redeploy and prevent stuff like this from happening, and maybe save Malaya/PI for T3?
109 4/11/2021 2:59:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #52: 1 / Roosevelt-Nimitz-MacArthur: End of US Army-Navy Dispute
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: If this card is played as an event, the Allies have the option to discard a card of their choice and replace it with any card from the discard pile (not those removed from play). Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
SWPaC HQ 2+1 =3 activations

* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : 7AF Air Activates.
* 4222 (Buin) : 5AF Air Activates.
* 4222 (Buin): 5AF Air attacks Rabaul - Battle A
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 7AF Air moves to 4222 (Buin)
* 4222 (Buin): 7AF Air joins Battle A
* 4719 (Nauru) : 5AF LRB Activates.
* 4719 (Nauru): 5AF LRB moves to 4221 (Baka)
* 4221 (Baka): 5AF LRB joins Battle A

File up
108 4/10/2021 11:55:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Thanks James, that's what I figured--though I imagine the temptation of dinging AP for 2 PW points is tough to pass up for an aggressive player. But as you say, if it doesn't fit with my overall plan, what's the point?

Alright, more modest expansion/preparation.

OC on South HQ 1+2=3

* 2110 (Bangkok) : Korean Army Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok): Korean Army moves to 2109 (Kwai Bridge South)
* 2220 (Soerabaja) : 2 SN Bde Activates.
* 2220 (Soerabaja) : CA Nachi Activates.
* 2220 (Soerabaja): 2 SN Bde, CA Nachi moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* Japanese Resources are now at 13
* 3219 (Vogelkop) is now Japanese controlled.

No battles, no PBM, BTY.
107 4/9/2021 7:23:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Makes sense. If you don't want to go for PW win then why play Tojo for the event?

I use my pass.

No file.

106 4/9/2021 1:09:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #43: 1 / Tojo Resigns: Moderates in Power
If the game turn is 1944 or later, this card must be played as an event otherwise it is a Japanese option to play as an event, an OC, or discard. Reduce US Political Will by two. The Allied Manchurian Invasion card's prerequisite has been met. Flip the game turn marker from its PM Tojo to its Tojo Resigns side as a reminder. RESHUFFLE: If this card is played as an OC or a discard, reshuffle the Japanese deck at the end of this game turn. This card may not be played as a Future Offensive. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

NOTE: Deck will be reshuffled before next deal.Message from Japanese:
Makes sense, in the meantime I am also creeping around.

I know Tojo is a mandatory EC play if JP is going for a blowout PW win, but without giving anything away I don't think I am, and his resignation feels premature. Also the last thing I want is my Soviet comrades in Manchuria. This may be a silly mistake?

OC on South HQ 1+1=2

* 2019 (Tjilatjap) : Korean Army Activates.
* 3004 (Peiping) : 2 AD Activates.
* 2019 (Tjilatjap): Korean Army moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 3004 (Peiping): 2 AD moves to 2709 (Hong Kong)

No battles or PBM, BTY.
105 4/9/2021 9:38:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I can't do much right now....
104 4/9/2021 9:37:00 AM May-Aug 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:
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : ANZAC HQ (Agreement) Activates.

1+5 activations

* 3319 (Biak) : [CA US Asia] Activates.
* 3727 (Townsville) : 2 Aus Corps Activates.
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : [PM Bde] Activates.
* 3119 (Sarong) : [19 LRB] Activates.
* 3727 (Townsville) : Aus Air Activates.
* 3626 (Cairns) : CA Kent Activates.
* 3727 (Townsville): 2 Aus Corps moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): [PM Bde] moves to 3727 (Townsville)
* 3727 (Townsville): Aus Air moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* 3626 (Cairns): CA Kent moves to 3727 (Townsville)
* 3319 (Biak): [CA US Asia] moves to 3821
* 3821: [CA US Asia] moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 3119 (Sarong): [19 LRB] moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3520 (Hollandia): [19 LRB] moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)

File up.

Back to you
103 4/9/2021 3:29:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message No reaction cards

102 4/9/2021 12:54:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Haha I'm so used to playing with my other buddy that I called you Rob by accident--my fault!
101 4/9/2021 12:28:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #37: 3 / 1st Convoy Escort Fleet: Escort Organization
Activation: Combined Fleet HQ only Logistic Value: 2 Bonus: The Japanese player places the Escort marker on the game turn track on its +2 side or flips the escort marker to its +4 side if the marker is already in play on its +2 side. See Submarine Warfare for effects of this die roll modifier. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Thanks Rob. I'll play this thing and start moving in a few different directions...

CF HQ 3+2=5

* Leningrad84 (Japan) creates Convoy Escorts Marker (+2) in Turn 3 (May-Aug 1942)
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 28th Army Activates.
* 3407 (Kure) : BB Yamato Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : BB Kongo Activates.
* 3407 (Kure) : 25 AF Activates.
* 2909 (Tainan) : 21 AF Activates.
* 3407 (Kure): BB Yamato moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 2415 (Miri): BB Kongo moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 28th Army moves to 2010
* 2010: 28th Army moves to 2109 (Kwai Bridge South)
* 2909 (Tainan): 21 AF moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): 21 AF moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 21 AF moves to 3814 (Guam)
- strategic air transport
* 3407 (Kure): 25 AF moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): 25 AF moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3814 (Guam): 25 AF moves to 4017 (Truk)
- after your reaction cards if any, this AF will PBM to Eniwetok
* 4017 (Truk): 25 AF moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)

BTY for any reaction cards, I've already done my PBM move.
100 4/8/2021 5:01:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message All sorted, sorry about that.
99 4/8/2021 5:01:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Move Strategy card from discard pile back to deck #42: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Allied Victory

Message from Allies:
98 4/8/2021 5:00:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Discard random Strategy card #42: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Allied Victory

Message from Allies:
Drew 7 by mistake
97 4/8/2021 5:00:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Oops I drew one too many cards. Will
Need to randomly discard one card
96 4/8/2021 4:57:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Sorry! I thought you had less than 7. I guess I have to go first.
95 4/8/2021 4:57:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Hi - I have fewer cards but I wonít play my FOC.

Over to you!
94 4/8/2021 4:57:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Let me know if you'd like to use your FOQ card to go first.
93 4/8/2021 4:56:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

92 4/8/2021 4:55:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

91 4/8/2021 4:54:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
Game Turn 3, with +1 modifier, need at least a 3.
90 4/8/2021 4:52:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Thanks for resetting the turn James.

I did everything in one file:

* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: CV Junyo moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 26 AF moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
- wait they can't go there because of ZOI--clever!
* 4415 (Eniwetok): 26 AF moves to 4017 (Truk)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [31st Army] moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 6 AD moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
- ok, that's reinforements; now replacements
* 3407 (Kure) : BB Yamato restored to full strength.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 28th Army restored to full strength.
* Leningrad84 (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 10

File up. Will now roll for subs.
89 4/8/2021 8:41:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message - I may as well do these now as they wont change regardless
- 2 ground
* 3023 (Darwin) : 1 Aus Corps restored to full strength.
* 3727 (Townsville) : 2 Aus Corps restored to full strength.
- 1 China
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 66 Army restored to full strength.
- 5 air
* 3727 (Townsville) : Aus Air restored to full strength.
- That's it

88 4/8/2021 8:28:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Nice solid job on turn 2. No disgrace.

Now you need to think about what your strategy is:

Burma and CBI Theater or Central Pacific?

With Junyo as a re-inforcement and the Naval Replacement to bring Yamato up to full strength this is the peak Turn for the Japanese Navy in terms of relative strength vs US Navy.

Do your re-inforcements, then I do my replacements, then you do yours.

Then Submarine Warfare then draw cards.


Good luck!
87 4/8/2021 8:22:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Emergency Naval Move - [19th LRB] to Sarong

Delayed Reinforcements Box: BB Warspite, CV Indomitable to Madras
CVL Hermes to Columbo
Delayed Reinforcements Box: SEAC Air moves to Calcutta
Delayed Reinforcements Box: BB Mississippi, CA Northampton moves to 5321 (Funafuti)
SW Pac HQ moves to 3727 (Townsville)
Allied Reinforcement Chart: ANZAC HQ (Agreement) moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
Allied Reinforcement Chart: S Pac HQ (Ghormley) (Agreement) moves to Gilli Gilli
Delayed Reinforcements Box: M Brigade moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: SF Brigade moves to 5321 (Funafuti)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 5AF Air moves to 4222 (Buin)
Delayed Reinforcements Box: 1 MAW moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
Delayed Reinforcements Box: 10AF LRB moves to 4316 (Ponape)
Turn 3 (May-Aug 1942): 7AF Air moves to (Guadalcanal)
5321 (Funafuti): 5AF LRB moves to 4719 (Nauru)

4021 (Rabaul): SS Bde is out of supply.
* 4021 (Rabaul): CA Aoba is out of supply.


Ok back to you.

File up




86 4/8/2021 8:17:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message 11AF Air moves to Turn 6 (May-Aug 1943)
85 4/8/2021 8:17:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

9
4
6
5
0
7


Message from Allies:
Sent to Europe - 0-1

I
XIV
13AF
13LRB
11AF
11LRB

84 4/8/2021 1:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies End Turn
83 4/8/2021 1:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 8 to 5
82 4/8/2021 1:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Political Will - National Surrender
* James Strong creates DEI Surrender Marker in Off Board
* James Strong (Referee) sets Political Will to 7
* James Strong (Referee) creates Malaya Surrender
* James Strong (Referee) sets Political Will to 6
* James Strong (Referee) creates Philippines Surrender Marker
* James Strong (Referee) sets Political Will to 5


81 4/8/2021 1:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #77: 2 / Mao Tse Tung: Communits 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: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
CPacHQ 2+3

* 5808 (Oahu) : 7AF LRB Activates.
* 5808 (Oahu) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 5808 (Oahu) : CV Lexington Activates.
* 5108 (Midway) : 7AF Air Activates.
* 4612 (Wake) : W Brigade Activates.

W Brigade to Ponape (4316) - 1 ASP
* 5808 (Oahu) : CV Enterprise + CV Lexington to Funafuti
7AF LRB to Midway
7AF Air Turn 3 Track (Strategic Redeployment next Turn)

Ponape Captured

File up

I will do end of Tunr Stuff now
80 4/8/2021 1:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Just to remind you that the War ain't won yet....

:)


79 4/8/2021 1:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Not nasty - but maybe a small sting>

:)
78 4/8/2021 1:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Oh sorry, looks like you have one left--not a nasty surprise I hope!
77 4/8/2021 1:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
76 4/8/2021 1:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Thanks James! I've had a very good teacher! :) Yeah, it's not all as scary and insurmountable as it seems at first. Now the hard part, figuring out what the hell I'm supposed to do next...

I do wonder what would happen if you had tried to hold on in Malaya--would I have had the necessary activations to grind through and take Singapore this turn? I tend to doubt it, though I suppose as long as I eliminated the Malaya air unit the HQ would be out of supply and would suffer attrition at the end of the turn, making my task a lot simpler.

You're right on my ASPs, I forgot to mark, it's at 4/7. BTW, does this mean that if I go into ISR I'll have 0 left?

I'll play my last card to FOQ as well, so that will be it for the turn.
75 4/8/2021 1:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I think your ASP count is 4/7
74 4/8/2021 1:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Hi,

Congrats - by my reckoning that is DEI, Malaya and Philippines Surrender all taken care of - with one card spare!

Given this is your first ever 1942 Campaign (am I right?) that is a seriously good effort! Well done!

I will play a card into the FOC.

No file.

Back to you for your last card.


73 4/8/2021 1:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Tarakan Dutch regiment is eliminated.

PBM:

* 2916: CV Shokaku moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 2616 (Tarakan): CVL Ryujo moves to 2915 (Davao)
* Japanese Resources are now at 12
* 2616 (Tarakan) is now Japanese controlled.

File up, BTY.
72 4/8/2021 1:01:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
7=*1=20 hits, Dutch CL is eliminated.

BH(A) Ground:

JP: 9 (+4 air/naval, -2 terrain, net +2)

AP can't damage, rolling for JP only.
71 4/8/2021 12:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Intercept fails, surprise attack.

JP: 20
70 4/8/2021 12:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
I think no reaction is possible here, so I'll do the rolls.

Rolling for intercept.
69 4/8/2021 12:55:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #81: 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:
South HQ 1+2=3

* 2517 (Balikpapan) : CVL Ryujo Activates.
* 2517 (Balikpapan) : [19th Army] Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : CV Shokaku Activates.
* 2517 (Balikpapan): CVL Ryujo, [19th Army] moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2415 (Miri): CV Shokaku moves to 2916
* 2916: CV Shokaku joins Battle A

BTY for resolution, or I can if you prefer.
68 4/7/2021 9:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message EAM - [Dutch Air] to Banjamarsim

I use my second pass (2/2)

File up
67 4/7/2021 8:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I think that's it, BTY for your emergency air move.
66 4/7/2021 8:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Tjilatjap Dutch division is eliminated.

BH(C) I believe is also an autoelim for JP, no chance of damage.
65 4/7/2021 8:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
BH(B) Tjilatjap - Ground:

JP: 18 (+4 die)
AP: 6 (no chance of damage)

Rolling for JP only.
64 4/7/2021 8:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Got it! I want to make sure I don't have to use another card to capture Singapore this turn, so I'll forego the 4th attack and just stick with my original moves.

BH(A) Palembang

A/N - can't reduce final JP step and not enough AFs, no roll

Grd - JP with +4 gets autoelim, AP can't damage JP
63 4/7/2021 8:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allied counter-attacks on Turn 2 (without guarantee of surprise) are extremely risky. I am always happy as the JP if my opponent tries one!
62 4/7/2021 8:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Surprise attack. No reaction.

Go ahead and do the offensive. If you want to change to use the 15th instead that's up to you. I don't mind either way.

61 4/7/2021 7:59:00 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:
South HQ 1+3=4

* 2018 (Batavia) : Korean Army Activates.
* 2017 (Bangka) : [16th Army] Activates.
* 2812 (Clark Field) : 14th Army Activates.
* 2014 (Kuantan) : [25th Army] Activates.
* 2014 (Kuantan): [25th Army] moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 2017 (Bangka): [16th Army] moves to 1916 (Palembang)
* 2018 (Batavia): Korean Army moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2812 (Clark Field): 14th Army moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)

Most of this stuff seems pretty straightforward, only question is if I should use my 4th activation to attack Indian 1B with JP 15th Army, but feel like I'm potentially putting them at risk of counterattack on your turn if I do...
60 4/7/2021 7:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Yes, that's exactly the play I was setting up! :)
59 4/7/2021 7:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message This looks like a good time to play Tsugi....
58 4/7/2021 7:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I will use my first pass (finally!) (

Allied Passes 1/2

No file (please update the log when you make your move)

Back to you!
57 4/7/2021 7:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Got it re: the AP play, thanks for the insights on this.

PBM is up, there was none, AD was left in place.
56 4/7/2021 7:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Manila:[R Corps] takes a step loss.

* 2012 (Singora) is now Japanese controlled
2017 (Bangka) is now Japanese controlled.
* Japanese Resources are now at 9
* 2014 (Kuantan) is now Japanese controlled.

No file

Back to you for your PBM
55 4/7/2021 7:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Intercept.

No reaction possible

Battle A: Manila

Air/naval: JP 20
54 4/7/2021 7:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Intel roll - 4 or less for intercept.

53 4/7/2021 7:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #6: 2 / China Operation: Doolittle Raid Reprisal
May only be played as an event after the allies have played the Doolittle Raid card as an event; Allied card #6 Move the China marker one box to the left toward Government Collapse box. If moved into the Government Collapse box China surrenders immediately. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
South HQ 2+1=3

* 2018 (Batavia) : [16th Army] Activates.
* 2911 (Aparri) : 1 AD Activates.
* 2112 (Khota Baru) : [25th Army] Activates.
* 2018 (Batavia): [16th Army] moves to 2017 (Bangka)
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 3/7 ASP
* 2112 (Khota Baru): [25th Army] moves to 2012 (Singora)
* 2012 (Singora): [25th Army] moves to 2112 (Khota Baru)
* 2112 (Khota Baru): [25th Army] moves to 2013
* 2013: [25th Army] moves to 2014 (Kuantan)
* 2012 (Singora) is now Japanese controlled.
* 2911 (Aparri): 1 AD joins Battle A
* Japanese Resources are now at 8
* 2017 (Bangka) is now Japanese controlled.

BTY to resolve, or I can since there's no reaction to BH(A) if you prefer.
52 4/7/2021 7:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Let me try that again as my typing was horrible:

"Yes - If you draw a 3OC Card as the Allies on Turn 2, you are best to use it to:

1. Get 1B India out of Rangoon to cover Akyab.
2. Get 1 India Division and 66th Army into Rangoon
3. Get the other 2 Chinese armies out of Kunming"
51 4/7/2021 7:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hi Sure.

Yes - I you draw a 3OC Card as the Allies on Turn 2, you are best to use it to:

1. Get 1B India out of Rangoon
2. Get 1 India Division and 66th Army into Rangoon to cover Akyab.
3. Get the other 2 Chinese armies out of Kunming
50 4/7/2021 7:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Thanks James, sounds like we have a similar view of Singapore. Maybe at some point down the line I'll flesh this idea out further.

CBI is looking like an increasingly hard target... about to post my next turn.
49 4/7/2021 5:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Re-organising the CBI

Would normally do it earlier in the turn but Malaya evacuation was more pressing.

I like the idea of your Matador variant. British defence of Singapore was disgrace and tinged with racist underestimation of the capabilities of the JP army and naval air. I guess at the time Churchill saw Germany as the main threat.
48 4/7/2021 5:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 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:
SEAC 1+7 activations

* 2407 (Kunming) : [6 Army] Activates.
* 2407 (Kunming) : [5 Army] Activates.
* 2407 (Kunming) : [66 Army] Activates.
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima) : 1 Ind Corps Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 8 Aus Division Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : B Ind Division Activates.

* Aus to Mandalay
1 Ind Corps to Rangoon
[66th Arm] to Rangoon
B Ind division to Akyab
[5th army] to Imphal Kohima
[6th army] to 2007
47 4/7/2021 12:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Thanks James. I will keep the AD where it is, so no PBM for me, and I think we can work off the same file, if that's ok. BTY.

Also, I don't know if you saw, I sent you a random scenario variant idea to your Gmail--hope that wasn't too forward of me! No need to respond or delve into it, just wanted to make sure I didn't send it to the wrong person or that it didn't go to your spam (which is where it maybe belongs).
46 4/7/2021 2:51:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message [3rd Indian] takes step loss

Ground combat - automatic.

[3rd Indian Eliminated]

Jitra Captured.

Your PBM

45 4/7/2021 2:49:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
I choose note to React.

Battle A - Jitra

Air/Naval - JP 22

44 4/7/2021 2:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Intel Roll OC value = 4 (no DRM)

Yes in Vassal I move units units to each leg to show the correct number of hops.

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