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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
58 5/1/2021 9:26:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message end of turn completed.

file up and back to you for your reinforcements

57 5/1/2021 9:25:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 12 to 11
56 5/1/2021 9:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese End Turn
55 5/1/2021 9:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Placing last card into FO queue.

Since we have no cards I will proceed to end of turn procedures and then upload a file
54 5/1/2021 3:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
53 4/30/2021 10:49:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM completed - file up and back to you

52 4/30/2021 3:58:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message [DD US Asia] is eliminated
[MA Air] is eliminated
51 4/30/2021 3:55:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Surprise Attack :
Japan 28 FP DRM +3
50 4/30/2021 3:54:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Detection roll 5 or less
49 4/28/2021 11:46:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #70: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Play as operations. Activate South HQ for 1+1=2 activations

* 2018 (Batavia) : 23 AF Activates.
* 2018 (Batavia) : CA Mogami Activates.

Mogami moves to and attacks Tjilatjap - BHA
23AF supports BHA

file up and back to you
48 4/28/2021 9:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Change War in Europe value From 0 to 1
47 4/28/2021 9:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #14: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Allied Victory
Increase the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 1 1943: 1 1944: 2 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
46 4/27/2021 9:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM completed - file up and back to you

45 4/27/2021 6:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message 24 Hits for Japan :
[DD US Asia] suffers a step loss.
[CL Dutch] suffers a step loss.
[Dut Air] is eliminated

7 Hits for Allied : no damage


PBM:
[CL Dutch] moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)
[DD US Asia] moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)

44 4/27/2021 6:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Allies:
ABDA HQ (Rivalry) Activates.
2 activations

CL Dutch activates and moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap) BHA
CA US Asia activates and moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap) BHA

Battle :
Japan 24 FP
Allied : 14 FP

43 4/27/2021 6:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Detection roll, 3 or less to succeed
42 4/25/2021 1:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #4: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Play as operations. Activate South HQ for 1+1=2 activations

* 2018 (Batavia) : 23 AF Activates.
* 2015 (Singapore) : CVL Zuiho Activates.

Zuiho moves to 2116 and attacks Tjilatjap - BHA
23 AF joins BHA

No Allied AZOI activity

file up and back to you
41 4/25/2021 2:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I use my second pass
40 4/24/2021 3:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM completed - file up and back to you

39 4/24/2021 3:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message 9 Hits for both players
[Dut Air] suffers a step loss.
No damage for Japanese forces

PBM:
[CA US Asia] moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
CL Dutch moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)
38 4/24/2021 3:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
3


Message from Allies:
ABDA HQ (Rivalry) Activates.
* 1917 (Teloekbetoeng) : CL Dutch activates and joins battle A
* 2220 (Soerabaja) : [CA US Asia] activates and joins battle A

Air/Naval battle :
Japan : 34 FP
Allied :17 FP


37 4/24/2021 3:29:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Cool ! a weather card for opération, I like that !

Detection roll: 6 or less to succeed
36 4/21/2021 3:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #19: 2 / Weather: Monsoon Rains Cancel Offensive
Allied Offensive is canceled. All units are placed back at their starting locations. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Play as operations. Activate Combined Fleet for 3+2=5 activations

* 2112 (Khota Baru) : [25th Army] Activates.
* 2915 (Davao) : 23 AF Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 5 AD Activates.
* 2212 (Saigon) : [BB Kongo] Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : [19th Army] Activates.

23 AF moves to Batavia and attacks Tjilatjap - BHA
5 AD moves to Singapore and joins BHA
Kongo moves to and joins BHA

25 Army strat move from Khota Baru to Batavia

19 Army moves to and invades Lae - 1 ASP

file up and back to you
35 4/21/2021 2:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I use my first pass

34 4/21/2021 2:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
per ISR card play
33 4/21/2021 2:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 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:
Play as event - US in ISR

and drawing a card -

file up and back to you
32 4/21/2021 12:23:00 PM 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:
Place ABDA HQ at Tjilatjap
31 4/20/2021 5:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM completed - file up and back to you


30 4/20/2021 1:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message 3 Hits for Japan, no damage and no damage for US (critical was needed)
Air/Naval Battle won by Japan
Landing successful
2018 (Batavia) is now Japanese controlled.
Your PBM then my emergency move
29 4/20/2021 1:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
7


Message from Allies:
No reaction possible, no HQ in range
Japan : 12
US : 2
28 4/20/2021 1:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Detection roll, 4 or less needed
27 4/19/2021 6:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #62: 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:
Play as operations. Activate Combined Fleet for 3+2=5 activations

* 2415 (Miri) : 2 SN Bde Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : CA Mogami Activates.
* 2911 (Aparri) : 1 SN Bde Activates.
* 3814 (Guam) : 3 SN Bde Activates.
* 2913 : [19th Army] Activates.

Mogami and 2 SN Bde move to and AA Batavia

1 SN Bde move to and AA Bangka - 1 ASP

3 SN Bde move to and invade Vogelkop - 1 ASP

19 Army moves to and invades Biak - 1 ASP

file up and back to you


26 4/19/2021 4:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I update the logfile, but I think I'm in supply.
If not, never mind, I have a silly idea in mind I want to try !

25 4/19/2021 3:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Before we continue - you know that move places 1st Indian out of supply?


24 4/19/2021 1:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #54: 2 / Hurricane Taskforce: Biak Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
EAC HQ (Agreement) Activates.
*(Imphal/Kohima) : 1 Ind Corps activates and moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
Back to you for reaction
23 4/17/2021 3:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM completed - file up and back to you

22 4/17/2021 4:32:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Just see at the end that 4 on air/naval DR is just 0.5 so no damage against your air unit.
I've already corrected the log.
21 4/17/2021 4:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message 4 Hits for Japan no damage and 1 Hit for allies no damage
Japan wins the air/naval battle, landing occurs.
No troups on Singapore so Japan takes control of the area.

Malaya HQ (Agreement) is eliminated
2015 (Singapore) is now Japanese controlled.
Japanese Resources are now at 5
2008 (Rangoon) is now Japanese controlled.

PBM:
FE Air moves to 1805 (Calcutta)

I will just have to make my emergency moves after your PBM

File update and back to you

20 4/17/2021 4:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from Allies:
1 for Japan = 5 Hits and 4 for Allies = 13 Hits
2110 (Bangkok) : [22 AF] suffers a step loss.

Ground battle :
Japan 20 FP DRM -1 for jungle
Allies :3 FP

I can't damage you and your worst result would lead to 10 Hits and eliminate my brigade so :
2008 (Rangoon): B Ind Division is eliminated

Battle B :
Air/Naval battle:
Japan: 8 FP // Allies : 3 FP

19 4/17/2021 4:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from Allies:
SEAC HQ (Agreement) Activates.
1905 (Dacca) : FE Air Activates and moves to Akya
2008 (Rangoon) : AVG Air Activates and moves to Akya

Air Battle A :
Japan : 20 FP
Allied : 13 FP
18 4/17/2021 4:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Detection roll, only 9 fails
17 4/16/2021 4:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I just realized that South HQ gets a -1 efficiency for activating units in Burma with no Kwai Bridge and no control of Rangoon.

Please remove CVL Ryujo from the Singapore attack and return it to Davao -


16 4/16/2021 4:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #83: 2 / Invasion of Java: Battle of the Java Sea
Activation: South HQ only Logistic Value: 4 Long Lance Torpedoes: Japanese CA naval units add 2 to their attack strengths for the duration of this offensive.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
Play as event - activate South HQ for 1+4=5 activations

* 2915 (Davao) : [16th Army] Activates.
* 2915 (Davao) : CVL Ryujo Activates.
* 2915 (Davao) : CVL Zuiho Activates.
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) : 15th Army Activates.
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur) : 22 AF Activates.

15 Army moves to and attacks Rangoon - BHA
22 AF moves to Bangkok and supports BHA

Ryujo, Zuiho and 16 Army move to and AA Singapore - BHB

File up and back to you
15 4/16/2021 2:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 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:
Malaya HQ (Agreement) Activates.
(Singapore) : 8 Aus Division Activates and strategic moves from port to port to 1307 (Columbo).
No Battle Hex, no PBM.
file updated for your reaction and next card
14 4/16/2021 12:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM completed - file up and back to you

13 4/16/2021 3:08:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
12 4/16/2021 3:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message [BB Kongo] suffers a step loss.
Will draw a card
No PBM for me so back to you
11 4/16/2021 3:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
I can damage one of your ship with a 7 or less
10 4/16/2021 3:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 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:
9 4/16/2021 3:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): [FEAF Air] is eliminated
No ground battle, oops, realize the presence of Takao, but no change.
No ground battle

End of battle
during step 9 I play this reaction card

8 4/16/2021 3:00:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Allies:
12 Hits versus none
[MA Air] suffers a step loss.
No ground battle

Battle C:
Japan: 32 FP against 4

7 4/16/2021 2:14:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Allies:
[1B Division] suffers a step loss.

Ground combat :
JP : 20 FP DRM +1 (-1 for terrain, +2 for air superiority)
Indian :3 FP
I can't make any damage and you will obviously destroy me. so no roll for this one.
[1B Division] is eliminated
(Kwai Bridge North) is now Japanese controlled.

Combat B:
Air/Naval combat :
Japan : 45FP +2 for the event bonus = 47
British : 6 FP

6 4/16/2021 2:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Combat A : Air battle against my Indian Brigade
5 4/16/2021 2:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Detection roll, only 9 fails
4 4/15/2021 3:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 7 Float Plane Tactics: Japanese CA naval units add 2 to their attack strengths for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Play as event. Activate South HQ for 1+7=8 activations

* 2812 (Clark Field) : 5 AD Activates.
* 2909 (Tainan) : CA Takao Activates.
* 2909 (Tainan) : 21 AF Activates.
* 3009 (Taihoku) : 23 AF Activates.
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South) : 15th Army Activates.
* 2212 (Saigon) : 22 AF Activates.
* 2311 (Cam Ranh) : BB Kongo Activates.
* 2311 (Cam Ranh) : CA Mogami Activates.

15 Army moves to and attacks Kwai North - BHA
5 AD moves to Bangkok and supports BHA

22 AF moves to Kuala Lumpur and attacks Singapore - BHB
Mogami and Kongo move to and join BHB

21 AF and 23 AF move to Clark Field and attack Manila - BHC
Takao moves to and joins BHC

file up and back to you

3 4/15/2021 3:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

2 4/15/2021 9:27:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hi Sean, so I choose the allies for this game. Last time I was Japan.
I made my emergency moves, I took the Arcadia option.

Here are my moves :
DD US Asia moves to 2018 (Batavia)
CA US Asia moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
CL Dutch moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)
CA Kent moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)

The file is in our shared folder on Dropbox.
Thanks and good game !
1 4/15/2021 9:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Arcadia Conference' option.

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