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256 7/14/2021 5:36:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Allies
255 7/14/2021 5:36:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Midway Attack

Allies +4, Japanese +3, japanese first
254 7/14/2021 5:34:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
8


Message from Japanese:
Oahu Attack

Japanese First
253 7/14/2021 5:21:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Japanese Army destroyed and Marines take 1 step loss
252 7/14/2021 5:20:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
7


Message from Japanese:
Land Battle Kauai

Japanese 9 factors, +2 cumulative, Allies 12 factors, no +3 AA modifier, japanese first
251 7/14/2021 5:18:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Japanese:
Hypothetical AN for Kauai

Allies react with 1 CV, Japanese have 25 factors, Japanese first
250 7/12/2021 2:34:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

249 7/12/2021 2:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese End Turn
248 7/12/2021 2:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
247 7/12/2021 2:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
246 7/12/2021 10:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Don - Can you give an update on the status of the game?
245 7/11/2021 7:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Alas I'm a little too old for hair of the dog
244 7/11/2021 11:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
We see you guys...

Rolling to change the Intel Condition
243 7/11/2021 11:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Never any need to play with a hangover... either wait, or drink enough hair of the dog. (grin)

Rolling for the SR
242 7/11/2021 10:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Sorry for the confusion Don, it's hard to play this game with a hangover :(
241 7/11/2021 9:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #51: 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:
Play for OPS - SSHQ - 5 Activations

1. Akagi from Kwaj to 5809 - Attacks Oahu - Battle A

2. 27th Army AA from Eniwetok to Kauai (5708) - SR Opportunity

3. Junyo moves from Eniwetok to Kauai in support of AA

4. Hiei moves from Kwaj to Kauai in support of AA

5. 37th Army SM from Hollandia to Singapore
240 7/11/2021 8:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #51: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory

Message from Japanese:
Withdrawing card play to use a different card for this op
239 7/11/2021 8:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Wait...nevermind...
238 7/11/2021 8:33:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Withdrawing card play
237 7/11/2021 8:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Correction:

Junyo supports landing at Kauai, Akagi attacks Pearl
236 7/11/2021 6:46:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #51: 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:
Play for OPS - SSHQ - 5 Activations

1. Junyo from Eniwetok to 5809 - Attacks Oahu - Battle A

2. 27th Army AA from Eniwetok to Kauai (5708) - SR Opportunity

3. Akagi moves from Kwaj to Kauai in support of AA

4. Hiei moves from Kwaj to Kauai in support of AA

5. 37th Army SM from Hollandia to Singapore

235 7/10/2021 3:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #41: 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:
Play for OPS on HQ ANZAC for 2+1 Combined Army Activations:

1. US I Corps from Wewak to NG 3621
2. US XI Corps from Wewak to NG 3621
3 Aus (PM Bde) strategic moves from Port Moresby to Darwin

No Battle Hexes
234 7/9/2021 7:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 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. 14th Army from Rangoon to Davao

2. Zuiho from Tarakan to Davao

3. 24th AF from Davao to Tarakan
233 7/8/2021 9:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Play for OPS on HQ SWPAC for 2+2 Army activations

1. US I Corps strategic moves from Bougainville to Wewak
2. US XI Corps strategic moves from Guadalcanal to Wewak
3. 7th AF from Wewak to Admiralty Islands
4. 5th LRB from Cape York via Green Island to Nauru

No PBM
No Battle Hexes
232 7/8/2021 9:18:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message After (too) much Sturm und Drang, we've agreed that the previous Allied move was illegal.

The move is retroactively modified with the same activations, and (thru the good graces of the Jpn Staff) same die roll results.

1. First MarDiv strategic move from Wewak to Funafuti
2. CV Lexington to Guadalcanal and in PBM to Funafuti
3. MarBde and 1 ASP (n.1/4) from Espiritu Santo to Mili (Marshalls), declare Special Reaction Hex.
4. 2nd MAW remains at Tarawa, and in PBM to Mili

The Jpn fail the Special Reaction Role, Mili falls and Allies take credit for the first PoW..
231 7/6/2021 10:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I'd rather be good, luck always runs out
230 7/6/2021 10:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Better to be lucky than good... especially now, in this game.

CV Lexington moves back to Wewak
2nd MAW moves to Namu
229 7/6/2021 9:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Per ISR event
228 7/6/2021 9:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
Your PBM won't change this play Don
227 7/6/2021 8:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Your landing succeeds
226 7/6/2021 8:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
SR Roll -2 DRM
225 7/6/2021 8:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #81: 2 / China Offensive: Counter-Offensive in Kweilin-Liuchow
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:
Play for OPS on HQ SWPAC for 2+2 Joint Activations:

1. CV Lexington escorts...
2. 1st MarDiv and 1 ASP (n.1/4) from Wewak to Namu(4716), declares Special Reaction Hex
3. MarBde strategic movement from Espiritu Santo to Funafuti
4. 2nd MAW at Tarawa, remains in Tarawa

One Special Reaction Hex
224 7/5/2021 8:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #11: 2 / US/British Second Front Conference - Germany First: US Inter-Service Rivalry

Message from Japanese:
Returning to hand per Central Agreement
223 7/5/2021 8:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Discard Strategy card #76: 2 / Operation Tsurugi: Japan Attacks a B29 Base with Giretsu Airborne unit
OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
222 7/5/2021 8:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #68: 2 / Japanese Army/Navy: Central Agreement
This event ends a Japanese inter-service rivalry. Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the Japanese 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 Japanese have the option to discard a card of their choice and re-place it with any card from the discard pile (not those removed from play).

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
221 7/4/2021 4:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Draw a card per #23
220 7/4/2021 4:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
Play this card for the EVENT.
219 7/3/2021 7:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

218 7/3/2021 5:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

217 7/3/2021 5:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message DR - Turn +/- Escort status = ?
4 - 5 + 2 = +1

US Subs remain worthless when we need them the most!
216 7/3/2021 5:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
There are no Japanese losses to replace, so moving on to Strategic Warfare with this die roll
215 7/3/2021 5:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allied Replacements

Chinese: lost
Naval: CV Wasp at Pearl Harbor to Full Strength
Ground 1: XIV Corps at Aitape to Full Strength
Ground 2: lost
Air 1 and 2: 5th Air Force to Madang
Air 3: (7th LRB) to Baku
Air 4 and 5: 7th Air Force to Wewak
214 7/3/2021 4:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message IJ Reinforcments

33rd Army to Kwaj

28th AF to Kusaie

8th AD to Sarong
213 7/3/2021 3:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message US XXIV to Delay Box. Let's hope it matters...
212 7/3/2021 3:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Allied Reinforcements

Indian 4 Corps to Calcutta
CA HMS London to Darwin
2nd MarDiv to Pearl Harbor
BB Washington to Pearl Harbor
2nd MAW to Tarawas

Turn 5 Reinforcements are Delayed
SEAC LRB to Delay Box
BB Mass to Delay Box
CVL San Jacinto to Delay Box

This die roll is to check for diversion to Europe for the US XXIV Corps
211 7/3/2021 2:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies End Turn
210 7/2/2021 9:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 5 to 1
209 7/2/2021 9:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message End of Turn Mechanics

4.3 POLITICAL PHASE

4.31 National Status Segment: Per 13.52, Burma surrenders to Imperial Japan, Political Will -1, from +3 to +2

4.32 Political Will Segment
Midway (Hawaii) Occupied, no PW loss this turn. Place Marker.
U.S. captures and holds Buna and Menado, two Progress of War hexes. Fails to make the required 3 PoW hexes. Political Will -1 from +2 to +1

4.4 ATTRITION PHASE

3rd NZ Div on Menado is isolated and OOS. Flip .
Jpn 38th Army at Midway is OOS. Flip.

4.5 END OF TURN PHASE
Allies have not achieved automatic victory conditions, so game continues.


208 7/2/2021 4:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Japanese PBM

1. Yamato to Rabaul

2. 22AF to Truk

3. 4 AD to Manila

4. Nagato to Saipan

5. Junyo to Eniwetok

6. Heiei to Kwaj

7. Akagi to Kwaj
207 7/2/2021 9:49:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allied PBM

BB N.Carolina from Guadalcanal to Wewak
BB Mississippi stays at Guadalcanal
CV Enterprise to Wewak
CV Lexington to Guadalcanal
206 7/1/2021 5:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Stand easy. The Staff will need to be consulted for the Allied PBM.
205 7/1/2021 5:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Jpn gets 78 hits and eliminates 5th AF and 7th AF

Allies get 4 hits for no effect.
204 7/1/2021 5:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
0


Message from Allies:
Battle C: Amboina

First Die: Japan attacks with 78 points, no DRM
2nd Die: US counters with 12.5 or 13 points, (7th AF) at Long Range, no DRM
203 7/1/2021 5:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Battle B

Jpn fails to get a Critical Hit
Allies do 25% effectiveness for 15.75 or 16 hits. Sufficient to flip and sink CL Tenryu
202 7/1/2021 5:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
2


Message from Allies:
Battle B: Guadalcanal

First Die: Jpn attack w/ 4 points, no DRM
Second Die: Allies throw the kitchen sink at them for 63 points, no DRM
201 7/1/2021 5:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message At Midway, Jpn achieve a critical hit, and eliminate 7th LRB without problem.

7th LRB fails to make a critical hit.

200 7/1/2021 5:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
5


Message from Allies:
Battle A: Midway Island

First Die: Jpn Attack: 33 points, no DRM
Second Die: 7th LRB: 4 points, no DRM
199 7/1/2021 5:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message HQ SW Pac reacts with 3+2 joint reactions:

1. (7th AF) from Buna via Cape York and 3221 to Darwin, Join Battle C
2. CV Enterprise from Wewak to 4622, Join Battle B
3. BB Mississippi from Wewak to Guadalcanal, Join Battle B
4. CV Lexington from Guadalcanal to 4622, remains in Battle B
5. BB N. Carolina stays at Guadalcanal, remains in Battle B
198 7/1/2021 5:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Rolling to change the Intel Condition.

We happen to have a Cruiser patroling within 3 hexes of French Frigate Shoals, so no adverse DRM. We do have the Air Recon DRM, so trying to avoid rolling a 9...
197 7/1/2021 12:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Numbering is for illustrative purposes only with respect to # of activations not sequence
196 7/1/2021 11:42:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #12: 3 / Operation MI: Battle of Midway
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 Conditions: All battles must be fought in one hex islands. Long Range Reconnaissance of Pearl Harbor: If French Shoals (5508) is not in an Allied air ZOI or within 3 hexes of a US CA naval unit, then the Allies add +4 to any intelligence die roll due to superior Japanese information security.

OC: 5 EC: 8

Message from Japanese:
SSHQ: Activate 10

Battle A: (33 Factors)

1. 38th Army 18-12 from Kwaj AA to Midway (3/7)
2. Akagi from Kwaj covers Midway
3. Hiei from Kwaj to Midway
4. Junyo from Truk covers Midway

Battle B: 4 Factors

5. CL Tenryu from Eniwetok to GC

Battle C: 78 Factors

6. 2SN from Manila AA to Amboina (4/7)
7. BB Nagato from Saipan to Amboina
8. BB Yamato from Rabaul to Amboina
9. 22 AF from Ponape to Sarong joins battle
10. 4AD from Biak to Sarong joins battle
195 7/1/2021 9:17:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Surprise achieved, back to you for PBM
194 7/1/2021 9:16:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Change intel condition

-2 DRM
193 7/1/2021 9:15:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
SR Reaction Roll -2 DRM
192 7/1/2021 9:01:00 AM Sep-Dec 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:
Play for OPS on HQ ANZAC for 1+1 Commonwealth Activations:

1. 3rd NZ Div and 1 ASP (n.3/3) from Amboina to Menado
2. Aus 2 Corps from Buna to Port Moresby.

One possible SR Hex
No Allied PBM
191 6/30/2021 11:09:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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

Message from Japanese:
190 6/29/2021 10:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Actually, the Card is a "Surprise" card, so even tho you got the SR roll, you needed a card to change the Intel Condition

Allied PBM

CV HMS Hermes to Darwin
5th AF to Amboina
189 6/29/2021 10:33:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message No SR
188 6/29/2021 10:32:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
Roll to change intel condition -2 DRM
187 6/29/2021 10:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
SR Amboina -2 DRM
186 6/29/2021 9:33:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #35: 2 / Operation Ash: Vella Lavella Invasion
Activate: Anzac HQ only. Logistic Value: 2 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but the only ground unit that can be activated is the 3rd NZ division.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Play the EVENT on HQ ANZAC for 2+1 combined activations:

1. CV HMS Hermes escorts...
2. 3rd NZ Division and 1 ASP (n.2/3) from Darwin to Amboina
3. 5th AF stays at Darwin, supports amphib landing at Amboina

One possible Special Reaction Hex
185 6/29/2021 10:15:00 AM Sep-Dec 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:
Activate South HQ for 3 Activations

1. Soerabaja Army to Vogelkop

2. Bangkok Army to Soerabaja

3. Telok Marines to Manila
184 6/28/2021 8:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
IJ Player Draw 3/3
183 6/28/2021 8:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Future Offensive 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:
182 6/28/2021 6:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change Japanese player Japanese player changed from Pablo Garcia to Brad Stirrat
181 6/28/2021 5:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message It's probably obvious, but FE AF is actually Calcutta to Akyab, Battle A
180 6/28/2021 5:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
Play the EVENT on HQ SEAC for 5+1 Commonwealth activations:

1. BB Warspite Dacca to Rangoon, declares Battle [A]
2. SEAC AF Akyab, joins [A]
3. 13th AF Calcutta to Akyab, joins [A]
4. FE AF Calcutta to Dacca, joins [A]
5. CV Indomitable Columbo to 1809, joins [A]
6. 13th LRB from Colombo to Dacca, attacks Bangkok, Battle [B]

Two Battle Hexes: Rangoon, Bangkok
179 6/27/2021 5:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
South HQ activates 5 units

1. 2ad SM to Marcus

2. 22af SM to Ponape

3. (18A) SM to Biak

4. Nachi CA to Manila

178 6/27/2021 10:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Battle P

Again the US surprise DRM results in eliminating the Jpn (23rd AirFlot) before they can counterattack.

US PBM

(CV Wasp) from 4311 to Pearl Harbor
CV Lexington from 4311 to Guadalcanal
CV Enterprise from 4416 to Wewak
177 6/27/2021 10:25:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Allies:
Battle P

First die is US Attack w/ 12 factors and +3 DRM for surprise
Second die is Jpn Defense if required.
176 6/27/2021 10:24:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Battle M

US mediocre roll is redeemed by the +3 DRM to result in 20 hits (100%), which eliminates 1st AirDiv.
175 6/27/2021 10:22:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
8


Message from Allies:
Per Pablo's CSW request, resolving the two battles.

Battle M
First die is US Attack w/ 20 factors and +3 DRM for surprise
Second die is Japanese counter fire
174 6/27/2021 9:57:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change Japanese player Japanese player changed from Brad Stirrat to Pablo Garcia
173 6/26/2021 9:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change Japanese player Japanese player changed from Pablo Garcia to Brad Stirrat
172 6/26/2021 9:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #84: 3 / U.S. Carrier Raids
Activate: Central Pacific HQ only. Logistic Value: 0 Intelligence: Surprise Attack, which cannot be changed by a reaction event card. Conditions: Only US Carrier naval units may be activated. This card cannot be cancelled by a weather card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Play #84 as the EVENT on HQ CENTPAC for 0+3 CV activations:

1. (CV Wasp) from Guadalcanal to 4311, attack Marcus Island (Battle M)
2. CV Lexington from Pearl Harbor to 4311, join Battle M.
3. CV Enterprise from Pearl Harbor to 4416, attack Ponape (Battle P)

Two Battle Hexes. Special Surprise rules, but Jpn may still react w/ certain cards, such as Submarines.
171 6/26/2021 9:57:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Per event.
170 6/26/2021 9:56:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #80: 2 / Submarine Launched Air Attack on the Panama Canal: I-400
Allied Reinforcements for the next game turn are delayed. Place those reinforcements in the delay box when they arrive. If reinforcements are already delayed, there are no additional effects. Place the Panama Canal Attack marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
As Event.
169 6/25/2021 9:14:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Change 1

BB Mississippi to Wewak vice E.Santo
CA Northampton to Espirtu Santo vice Wewak
168 6/25/2021 9:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allied PBM

(CV Wasp) to Guadalcanal
BB North Carolina to Guadalcanal
BB Mississippi to Espiritu Santo
CA Northampton to Wewak
(7th AF) to Buna
5th AF to Darwin
11th AF stays at Woodlark Is.
1st MAW to Guadalcanal
167 6/25/2021 6:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message In PBM:

(24af) to Davao
(Shokaku) to Ulithi
26af to Palau
Nagato to Saipan
27af to Hollandia
(
166 6/25/2021 6:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allies flip CV Shokaku
Allies flip 24th AirFlot
165 6/25/2021 11:38:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Japanese flip Wasp and 7AF SR for a total of 22 hits, wasting one.
164 6/25/2021 8:08:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
2


Message from Japanese:
A/N over Rabaul

US 88
JP 92
163 6/25/2021 8:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message It is intercept. IJN reacts with 5:

24, 26, 27 air flotillas to Kavieng.
Nagato to Rabaul
Shokaku to 3719
162 6/25/2021 7:58:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Intel roll
161 6/24/2021 6:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
Play out of the FOQ as the EVENT on HQ SWPAC for 7+2 joint activations:

1. 1st MarDiv strategic moves from Funafuti to Wewak
2. BB Mississippi from Efate to Rabaul, attack Rabaul, Battle R
3. BB North Carolina from Espiritu Santo to Rabaul, join Battle R
4. CV Wasp from Espiritu Santo to 4019, join Battle R
5. 11th AF stays at Woodlark Is., join Battle R
6. 7th AF from Wewak to Gasmata, join Battle R
7. 5th AF from Darwin via 3226 and Cape York to Gasmata, join Battle R
8. 1st MAW from S.Georgia to Baka, joins Battle R
9. CA Northampton from Cairns to Rabaul, joins Battle R

I get 88 Allied factors. Given what starts in Rabaul, we're pretty sure you can match or exceed that. Our Staff is 50-50 on whether or not you will.
160 6/24/2021 6:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I was not aware how easy was to change players lol.
159 6/24/2021 6:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Hi! Same here. Fun game.
158 6/24/2021 6:36:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Hey Pablo!

Nice to be exchanging moves with you again!
157 6/23/2021 1:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change Japanese player Japanese player changed from Brad Stirrat to Pablo Garcia

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