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259 8/20/2021 6:22:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 9 to 8
258 8/20/2021 6:21:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

257 8/20/2021 6:20:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Gonna be out of ASPs soon!
256 8/20/2021 6:20:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
Subs...
255 8/20/2021 6:19:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message JP R&R:

* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 9 AD moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 50 AF moves to 4316 (Ponape)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 51 AF moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 3615 (Ulithi) : 26 AF restored to full strength.
* Strategic Record Track (2): Japanese Air Replacements moves to Strategic Record Track (1)
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 28th Army restored to full strength.
* Leningrad84 (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 8
254 8/20/2021 6:19:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Yes, usually I'm the weak link in the chain, but I have managed to keep things moving this week! I doubt it will last.
253 8/20/2021 4:49:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

252 8/20/2021 4:49:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Change US Political Will From 5 to 4
251 8/20/2021 4:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies End Turn
250 8/20/2021 4:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message T6 reinforcements & replacements uploaded
We've been very efficient and quick this turn, barely a week!
249 8/20/2021 4:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Play this to FOQ and that's the end of the turn. File up!
248 8/20/2021 4:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #18: 1 / Bridge on River Kwai: Death Railroad
If the Japanese control hexes 2108 and 2109, they become Trans Routes for the remainder of the game and any Japanese HQ that can trace a continuous Trans Routes via the Kwai RR to Rangoon has +1 added to its efficiency rating if any units are activated in Burma or Northern India. Place the Bridge Over the River Kwai marker near this location as a reminder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Alright, it's a turn full of war crimes for me. I will build the bridge.
247 8/20/2021 4:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Yes, I've seen you're very adept at timing your attacks so that any losses are quickly replenished, making my reaction feel extra futile. Meanwhile, for JP the game is entering that unpleasant phase where every AP attack presents a choice: react in force and risk losing even more units, or simply let the Allies pick off your units one by one! Much of the time you're left feeling like you made the wrong choice (as with the air combat earlier earlier in the turn). Made all the more difficult by a very able adversary! :)
246 8/20/2021 1:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message PBM file up
Clearly, the idea was to make this attack and take advantage of the 2 free naval steps that are coming. Of course I expected an air-based defense and I was hoping for a quarter or half result. :)
bty for the end of the turn, I passed on the FOC so I can no longer play.
245 8/20/2021 12:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message PBM:

* 4517 (Kusaie) : [BB North Carolina] suffers a step loss.
* 4517 (Kusaie) : [BB Washington] suffers a step loss.
* 4318 : [CV Wasp] suffers a step loss.
* 4419 : [CV Lexington] suffers a step loss.
* 4216: CV Akagi moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 4216: CV Junyo moves to 4017 (Truk)

BTY for PBM.
244 8/20/2021 12:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Fortune favors the defenders... x1 for JP = 56, just enough to flip both CVs and both of the large BBs. Good thing you have 2 naval replacements coming!

AP gets x0.25 which is 18 hits, I am guessing you will flip the big air unit and Junyo, but I'll leave it up to you. In retrospect I should have brought a bigger carrier, but AP rolling x0.25 was the one outcome I wasn't thinking about seriously...
243 8/20/2021 12:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Japanese:
BH(A) A/N

AP: 71 (+1)
JP: 56
242 8/20/2021 12:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message After some deliberation, I'll err on the side of caution and try to take advantage of the air parity rule.

SS HQ 2+2=4 acts

* 4715 (Kwajalein) : 23 AF Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : 28 AF Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : CV Akagi Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : CV Junyo Activates.
* 4017 (Truk): CV Akagi moves to 4216
* 4017 (Truk): CV Junyo moves to 4216
* 4715 (Kwajalein): 23 AF joins Battle B
* 4415 (Eniwetok): 28 AF joins Battle A
* 4216: CV Akagi joins Battle A
* 4216: CV Junyo joins Battle A
* 4715 (Kwajalein): 23 AF joins Battle A
241 8/20/2021 12:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For JN-25.
240 8/20/2021 12:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #4: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
The IJN cannot ignore the challenge! Intercept.
239 8/20/2021 2:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Time to assess the value of the US navy, they have been pretty quiet so far!
238 8/19/2021 6:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #65: 1 / Yamato Suicide Run
Activation: Any HQ Intelligence: Intercept Logistic Value: One more (+1) than Allied OC value. Conditions: Only air and naval units may be activated. During Post Battle Movement, if the Yamato naval unit is on the map it must be reduced one step, wether it participates in a battle or not. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Yeah, things are looking pretty grim for the Empire!

OC on South HQ 1+1=2 acts

* 2206 (Lashio) : [37th Army] Activates.
* 2616 (Tarakan) : [17th Army] Activates.
* 2616 (Tarakan): [17th Army] moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 2206 (Lashio): [37th Army] moves to 2305 (Myitkyina)
* 2305 (Myitkyina) is now Japanese controlled.
* Japanese ASP Marker (Barges) uses 1/3 ASP

No battles, no PBM, BTY.
237 8/19/2021 1:14:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Happy with the outcome :)
PBM file up
236 8/18/2021 4:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Less spectacular, but plenty sufficient. The elite AF is eliminated, deals 1 step loss in exchange.

Resolution and PBM:

* 2915 (Davao) : [CL Tenryu] suffers a step loss.
* 3319 (Biak): 5AF LRB is eliminated
* 2917 (Menado): 22 AF is eliminated
* 2919 (Amboina) : [11AF Air] suffers a step loss.
* 2715 (Jolo): [4 AD] moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2915 (Davao): [CL Tenryu] moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): 27 AF moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
235 8/18/2021 4:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
4


Message from Japanese:
Well there's the crit! CL Tenryu is there to absorb it. x0.5 for JP which eliminates the LRB.

BH(B) - A/N

AP: 44
JP: 20
234 8/18/2021 4:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
4


Message from Japanese:
BH(A) - A/N

AP: 4 (+1) - rolling for crit
JP: 42
233 8/18/2021 4:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Intercept, reaction on South HQ 3+1=4 acts

* 3416 (Palau Islands) : 27 AF Activates.
* 2216 (Sinkawang) : [4 AD] Activates.
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte) : CL Tenryu Activates.
* 2216 (Sinkawang): [4 AD] moves to 2715 (Jolo)
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): CL Tenryu moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 27 AF moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 2715 (Jolo): [4 AD] joins Battle A
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): 27 AF joins Battle A
232 8/18/2021 3:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Hi Didier,

I owe you another apology. I've discovered a much bigger issue--I reloaded my JP 4 file a couple of times to rework my JP 5 turn, and the last time I did it it look like I failed to click through the JP 4 log. In other words, my JP 5 turn didn't have the moves from JP 4 registered, and consequently your latest move also still has all my naval units in their pre redeployment positions.

I'm frankly not sure how to address this, just a dumb mistake on my part. Let me know how you want to proceed--I think the effectiveness of your air attack this turn will not really be impacted by my redeployed naval units.

I will post a file shortly reflecting how I think things should have looked prior to your last move.

Thanks,
Kirill
231 8/18/2021 2:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Yes youíre right, your attack with the crit had to hit a lower defense unit. You can make the change in the next file.
230 8/18/2021 2:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Roll for int
229 8/18/2021 2:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message No excuse to have left the 20-str AF on the front lines, I should have thought about rotating it out on my last card play. Playing inattentively and making unforced errors...

BTW, I noticed that you reduced Indomitable for the JP crit in the CBI A/N combat--shouldn't it have been one of the smaller air units, since they have lower defense values?
228 8/18/2021 3:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #62: 3 / Operation King II: A-Day - "I Have Returned" Invasion of Leyte
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Conditions: may only be played as an event if at least one battle hex is declared in a Philippine hex. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
a big air operation in NG
227 8/18/2021 2:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
7


Message from Allies:
reaction with available units
a/n battle
JP 8
AP 27 (+1)
226 8/18/2021 2:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
intel roll (-2)
225 8/17/2021 5:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #57: 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:
Well, looks like this is going to be pretty much totally useless... will use it for OC instead and try to push on in Burma.

OC on South HQ 1+3=4 acts

* 1813 (Medan) : 6 AD Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : [28th Army] Activates.
* 2107 : 15th Army Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : [37th Army] Activates.
* 2107: 15th Army moves to 2206 (Lashio)
* 2008 (Rangoon): [37th Army] moves to 2206 (Lashio)
* 1813 (Medan): 6 AD moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2106 (Mandalay): 6 AD joins Battle A
* 2110 (Bangkok): [28th Army] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)

BTY for resolution.


224 8/16/2021 11:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change War in Europe value From 0 to 3
223 8/16/2021 11:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #11: 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:
No subs lurking
Ok letís try to secure the next batch of reinforcements!
Could you adjust the WIE level in your next file?
222 8/16/2021 11:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Fleet redeployment, really hoping you're not holding a bunch of sub cards...
221 8/16/2021 11:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #8: 3 / Operation C: Indian Ocean Raid
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: May activate only Naval units. Bonus: Add 1 to all Japanese air-naval battle die rolls if any Commonwealth naval units are present in the battle.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
EC on SS HQ 2+4=6 acts

* 4415 (Eniwetok) : CV Junyo Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : BB Kongo Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : BB Nagato Activates.
* 2915 (Davao) : CV Soryu Activates.
* 3615 (Ulithi) : CVL Zuiho Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CL Tenryu Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok): CV Junyo moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 2915 (Davao): CV Soryu moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3615 (Ulithi): CVL Zuiho moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CL Tenryu moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3814 (Guam): CL Tenryu moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): BB Kongo moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): BB Nagato moves to 3407 (Kure)

No battles, no PBM, BTY.
220 8/15/2021 11:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message file up
219 8/15/2021 5:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Nope! BTY for PBM.
218 8/15/2021 5:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Alright, rolling for SR...
217 8/15/2021 2:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #1: 1 / Bataan Death March: Atrocity
Increase US Political Will by one if the Japanese control Manila (2813). Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
ok let's try this... roll 0-3 for special reaction and interception
216 8/15/2021 2:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #31: 3 / New Operation Plan: Island Fortifications
The Japanese player gains a +1 ground combat die roll modification for the remainder of the game in any battle that occurs on a one hex island. Place the Japanese +1 Defensive Doctrine marker on the game turn track as a remainder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Looks like the Red Army has held off the Germans at Stalingrad!

Meanwhile the Japanese dig in... File up.
215 8/15/2021 4:45:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #47: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Major 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: 2 1944: 3 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
let's try to turn things a little more into our favor
file up
214 8/14/2021 4:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Ah, that's excellent timing for the repairs!

After significant deliberation and plotting out a few potential ops I'll just use my PASS. No file, BTY.
213 8/14/2021 2:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #15: 2 / Heroic Repair: Emergency Battle Repairs
2 Naval Replacements: The Allies gain two US naval replacements that must be used immediately. Unused replacements are lost. If the Allied Player brings a naval unit from the eliminated pile back into the game it is placed within range of a US or Joint HQ, in any friendly, in supply port.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Well those subs hurt!
I wasn't sure if I would make use of this card for Ops or Event, now I know :)
212 8/14/2021 2:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message The way I understand the sub cards is that you don't need to declare targets before rolling. It is up to the JP to choose among the activated units.
211 8/13/2021 10:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #5: 2 / Japanese Aircraft Production Efficiency: War Crime
2 Air Replacements: The Japanese receive 2 air replacement steps. These steps may be used immediately or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
I'll play this war crime for the air replacements.
210 8/13/2021 10:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
I lucked out! 2 hits, will hit both ships.

Drawing for subs...
209 8/13/2021 10:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Subs...
208 8/13/2021 10:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #27: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-19 sinks the Wasp
Play during an offensive; at the end of all combat against any active Allied naval units or against any active Allied naval unit, if no battle hexes were declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-4: Lose one naval step* 5-7: Lose two naval steps* 8-9: No Effect. *Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Torpedoes!

I'm not sure if I need to declare targets before I fire, I don't believe I do? I'll assign a hit each to the BB and to CV Wasp if I get very lucky.
207 8/13/2021 5:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
ok let's start gentle and secure the solomons.
you're gone anyway :)
206 8/12/2021 4:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

205 8/12/2021 4:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message That's a hit, with -1 ASP for me as well which I need to remember. Drawing 6 and a pass, and then it will be your move.
204 8/12/2021 4:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Subs roll
203 8/12/2021 4:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 10 to 9
202 8/12/2021 4:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message That's good news indeed! Here's my R&R:

* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 8 AD moves to 1916 (Palembang)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 28 AF moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [37th Army] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* Leningrad84 (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 9
* 2107 : 15th Army restored to full strength.
* Leningrad84 (Japan) creates Japanese Naval Replacements in Strategic Record Track (1)
- I think I forgot to give myself that for previous turn
201 8/12/2021 2:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

200 8/12/2021 2:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message I placed R&R, bty
199 8/12/2021 2:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
XXIVC delayed?
198 8/12/2021 2:01:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 11 to 10
197 8/12/2021 2:00:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change US Political Will From 7 to 5
196 8/12/2021 2:00:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies End Turn Japanese deck was reshuffled.

195 8/12/2021 2:00:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message PBM file up
Good news for you... my air attack was at extended range, so only 5 hits inflicted!
The whole point of the offensive was to transfer the British navy to the CBI. You made a solid push there and I felt it needed some reinforcements to oppose your air forces, should you decide to continue your expansion further north :)
194 8/11/2021 8:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I think it's BTY for PBM and end of turn.
193 8/11/2021 8:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message My terrible dice validated my logic. 10 hits each, I'll flip US air unit, not that it matters. I assume you flip the invaluable 20-str naval air unit!

* 3119 (Sarong) : [7AF Air] suffers a step loss.
* 2917 (Menado) : [22 AF] suffers a step loss.
* 3017 (Morotai): 27 AF moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3017 (Morotai): [4 AD] moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 2415 (Miri): [4 AD] moves to 2216 (Sinkawang)
192 8/11/2021 8:35:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
0


Message from Japanese:
BH(A) - A/N

AP: 20
JP: 40
191 8/11/2021 8:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Intercept; after some consideration, I think I'll send just a small reaction force, because you'll be able to replace 5 steps next turn anyway, so sending 80 factors and risking larger ships/air units doesn't seem worth it. I may be wrong in this.

* 3416 (Palau Islands) : 27 AF Activates.
* 2719 (Kendari) : [4 AD] Activates.
* 2719 (Kendari): [4 AD] moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 27 AF moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3017 (Morotai): 27 AF joins Battle A
* 3017 (Morotai): [4 AD] joins Battle A
190 8/11/2021 8:20:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
Roll for intercept
189 8/9/2021 1:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #21: 3 / Operation Cartwheel: Breaking the Bismark Barrier
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
A small air attack and a diversion to conclude the turn.
Intel roll on 0-5
188 8/6/2021 10:00:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Save this to FOQ, file up. I think we're done with the turn!
187 8/6/2021 1:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
A bit of reorg among the Aussies
Bty for last card
186 8/5/2021 4:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Haha yes, but still, could have been worse...

PBM:

* 2008 (Rangoon): 5 AD moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2008 (Rangoon): 21 AF moves to 2212 (Saigon)
185 8/5/2021 1:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message This is where the extra air unit would have helped to get the kill :)
file up
184 8/5/2021 1:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Allies:
I don't react with any unit
air-naval battle
JP 38
AP 7
183 8/5/2021 11:28:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
182 8/5/2021 11:28:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #8: 1 / Australian Coast Watchers
Intelligence: Intercept. Conditions: Can only be played if Japanese air or naval units are activated for the current Offensive. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
I play this to intercept and draw a card
181 8/5/2021 11:06:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I took your advice and deactivated [2 AD], file up!
180 8/1/2021 4:16:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message No reason to worry I think. You can inactivate [2AD] and still have 38 strength in the air attack. I can only bring maximum 15 air factors in defense...
179 7/31/2021 4:29:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message hi Kirill, I am back from holiday so we can continue our game.
You activated 2+3 with South HQ. However, you don't have +1 activation as this would require the bridge to be built. Am I missing something?
178 7/22/2021 11:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Operations #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:
Hi Didier,

I've been holding off on moving so you can relax on vacation, but I see you helping to lead us in the Staff Game anyway so I figure I'll throw a turn your way, feel free to ignore it until you get back!

OC on South HQ 2+3=5 acts

* 2107 : 25th Army Activates.
* 2007 : Korean Army Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : [2 AD] Activates.
* 1916 (Palembang) : 5 AD Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 21 AF Activates.
* 1916 (Palembang): 5 AD moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 21 AF moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2107: 25th Army moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2007: Korean Army moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2008 (Rangoon): [2 AD] joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): 5 AD joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): 21 AF joins Battle A

BTY for resolution.
177 7/16/2021 5:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Got it Didier, have a great and safe vacation!!
176 7/16/2021 2:02:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #29: 2 / Operation Toenails: New Georgia Invasion
Actiavte: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Artillery Support: During all battles for this Offensive, the Allies receive a +1 die roll modifier during Ground combat.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
file up
I will be out of town for a couple of weeks, time for some holiday!
175 7/15/2021 2:13:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message For fuck's sake. I accidentally forgot to change the number at the head of the file (this frequently happens to me, we have complex file names in our game) and then went back and changed the number... for the wrong file (reaction instead of PBM) and uploaded that one. Just uploaded the right one. Sorry Didier!
174 7/15/2021 1:45:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Looks like you uploaded the wrong file (it has the same moves as my last file)
173 7/14/2021 2:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Sorry to make you wait so long for a lame PBM:

* 2008 (Rangoon): 6 AD moves to 1813 (Medan)

I have been riveted by the discussion on the CSW forum which has consumed much of my already-limited EOTS time!
172 7/11/2021 2:15:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I am not blaming anyone of missing rules in this game. I am amazed by the number of mistakes I still do, despite having a fairly deep knowledge by now!

We messed up a bit the move in the staff game, as it is open to ground reaction and this could have been easily avoided. But it was picked up a bit too late!
171 7/11/2021 2:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message File up, bty for PBM
170 7/11/2021 2:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
air-naval
JP 28
AP 13
169 7/11/2021 2:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
intercept roll
168 7/11/2021 11:11:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Thanks for the catch Didier! You'd think as a real-life lawyer I'd be able to figure out these CBI rules by now... Anyway, I sent the smaller air division to support the attack. I appreciate it, uploaded a new file.

I can't keep up with the staff game anymore, but looks like we're contemplating some game-breaking PoW move?
167 7/11/2021 3:04:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message You actually have 5 activations on this one. The -1 penalty no longer applies once you control Rangoon! Do you want to take advantage of the fifth activation?

On paper, 5 games looks like a lot but most go through a fairly slow pace (and one is on hold for several weeks). So on any single day, I usually have to take care of 1 or 2 moves. The staff game is the real time consuming activity at the moment! :)
166 7/10/2021 11:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:

I don't know how you manage 5 games at once, and such active leadership on the staff game! I can barely keep 3 games crawling along...

OC on South HQ 1(-1)+4=4

* 2015 (Singapore) : 38th Army Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 25th Army Activates.
* 2007 : [15th Army] Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 2 AD Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon): 25th Army moves to 2107
* 2007: [15th Army] moves to 2107
* 2015 (Singapore): 38th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2008 (Rangoon): 2 AD joins Battle A

BTY for resolution.
165 7/8/2021 3:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
file up
164 7/8/2021 12:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I flip the 15A as a meager consolation!
I play my next card since there is no PBM
163 7/8/2021 12:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Interesting, this front seemed very quiet. TOO quiet :)
I have no card to intercept so let's go to
Battle resolution
JP 38 (+4) automatic elimination of the Indian corps
AP 12
162 7/8/2021 1:33:00 AM Sep-Dec 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:
Too bad I didn't get to keep Chandra Bose and the INA, I sense he might have come in handy!

Will try this anyway...

South HQ 1(-1 for Rangoon)+3=3 acts

* 2008 (Rangoon) : Korean Army Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 15th Army Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon): Korean Army moves to 2007
* 2008 (Rangoon): 15th Army moves to 2007
* 2015 (Singapore) : 25th Army Activates.
* 2015 (Singapore): 25th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)

BTY for resolution.
161 7/7/2021 1:34:00 AM 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:
file up, no battle
160 7/6/2021 11:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Didier, I'll use my pass, which I think I still have. I didn't realize the card disadvantage those subs would create for me!

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