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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
119 8/28/2021 10:53:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message George,
That's a reaction event, so must be played in this case as an OC. Of course, as an OC, you can only have 1 battle hex. Please correct move, and send a new file when you get a chance.
118 8/28/2021 9:44:00 AM 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:
Note that I originally activated the APD, but then decided not to.

*GY (Japan) unmarks all moved units
*GY (Japan) deactivates Japanese units.
*GY (Japan) deactivates Allied units.
*GY (Japan) removes all battle markers
*GY (Japan) removes all range markers
*GY (Japan) unmarks all moved units
*GY (Japan) deactivates Japanese units.
*GY (Japan) deactivates Allied units.
*GY (Japan) removes all battle markers
*GY (Japan) removes all range markers
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for South Seas HQ (Rivalry)
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for APD Kamikaze
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for 1 SN Bde
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for BB Nagato
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): BB Nagato moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* 3822 (Lae): APD Kamikaze moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3822 (Lae): 1 SN Bde moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for BB Yamato
* 3416 (Palau Islands): BB Yamato moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3219 (Vogelkop): BB Nagato moves to 3118 (Waigeo)
* 3118 (Waigeo): BB Nagato moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* 3814 (Guam): 25 AF moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 25 AF moves to 3319 (Biak)
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for CV Shokaku
* 3119 (Sarong): APD Kamikaze moves to 3822 (Lae)
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for APD Kamikaze
* 4017 (Truk): CV Shokaku moves to 3117
* 3822 (Lae): 21 AF moves to 3319 (Biak)
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for 21 AF
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for 25 AF

Battles marked
117 8/25/2021 1:12:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I think you're up George?
116 8/21/2021 6:14:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #82: 2 / China Offensive: Battle of Changsa-Hengyang
Move the China marker one box to the right toward the Stable Front box, unless this would put the China marker in the Stable Front box, in which case no effect.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
OC on ANZAC (2+1)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 2 Aus Corps
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Hermes
* 3023 (Darwin): CVL Hermes moves to 2721 (Koepang)
* 3023 (Darwin): 2 Aus Corps moves to 2719 (Kendari)
No PBM, file up, bty.
115 8/21/2021 12:37:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message No PBM.
114 8/20/2021 10:00:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message That will get it done.
AP PBM:
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): [5AF Air] moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3017 (Morotai): 5AF LRB moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 3023 (Darwin): 5AF LRB moves to 3626 (Cairns)
Back to you foor PBM and confirmation of results.
113 8/20/2021 9:57:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Singapore ground.
Again, just rolling for JP

JP 18, no modifier.

112 8/20/2021 9:56:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Palembang falls..
111 8/20/2021 9:55:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Palembang ground
Just rolling for JP

JP 9, -1 DRM
110 8/20/2021 9:54:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Manila holds, 14th Army retreats.
109 8/20/2021 9:53:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Ground Manila
Just rolling for JP
18, -2 DRM

108 8/20/2021 9:52:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message One flip each, assume you will flip a SR AF.
107 8/20/2021 9:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from Allies:
A/N Manila
JP 20

AP 24
106 8/20/2021 9:50:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Will assume 5 AD is helping at Singapore...
SW PAC (2+2)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 7AF Air
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 5AF Air
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 5AF LRB
* 3626 (Cairns): 5AF LRB moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): 7AF Air moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3023 (Darwin): 5AF LRB moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3017 (Morotai): 7AF Air moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3119 (Sarong): 5AF Air moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3017 (Morotai): 5AF Air moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): 14th Army toggles Battle Tag
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): 14th Army toggles Battle Tag
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): Battle Hex (A) moves to 2812 (Clark Field)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): Battle Hex (A) moves to 3013
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): Battle Hex (A) moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (C)
* 2015 (Singapore): Battle Hex (C) moves to 1913 (Kuala Lumpur)

105 8/20/2021 9:43:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Intercept
104 8/20/2021 9:42:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Reaction?
103 8/20/2021 9:40:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Got it! Will run now.
102 8/20/2021 9:17:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Sorry. Forgot to hit end logfile. Fixed now.
101 8/20/2021 9:16:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message George, I dont know where the air units moved, so I think you need to upload your last move to the Drop Box...
100 8/20/2021 9:07:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message No file, but will create based on log...
99 8/19/2021 10:55:00 PM May-Aug 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:
Using South HQ.
5 Activations

GY (Japan) toggles Activation for South HQ (Rivalry)
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for 38th Army
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for 5 AD
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for [17th Army]
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for 2 AD
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for 2 AD
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for 1 AD
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for 14th Army
* 2812 (Clark Field): 14th Army moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 2014 (Kuantan): 38th Army moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 2017 (Bangka): [17th Army] moves to 1916 (Palembang)
98 8/16/2021 1:09:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Build Jarhat trans route.
File up.
Bty.
97 8/15/2021 11:36:00 PM May-Aug 1942 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:
Combined Fleet

Not very exciting
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Rivalry)
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for BB Yamato
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for BB Nagato
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for 25 AF
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Takao
* 2909 (Tainan): CA Takao moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3407 (Kure): BB Nagato moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3407 (Kure): 25 AF moves to 2909 (Tainan)
* UNDO: * 3407 (Kure): 25 AF moves to 2909 (Tainan)
* 3407 (Kure): 25 AF moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): 25 AF moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3407 (Kure): BB Yamato moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
96 8/14/2021 2:58:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #76: 2 / Oboe: Australians Invade Borneo
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Any nationality air and naval units may be activated, but only Australian ground units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Event on ANZAC (5+1)2/2 ASP's
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 1 Aus Corps
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for Aus Air
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 2 Aus Corps
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 5AF Air
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 7AF Air
* 3023 (Darwin): 1 Aus Corps moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for [PM Bde]
* 3823 (Port Moresby): 5AF Air moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3624 (Cape York): Aus Air moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): [PM Bde] moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 3727 (Townsville): 2 Aus Corps moves to 3023 (Darwin)
PBM
* 3119 (Sarong): 7AF Air moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3520 (Hollandia): 5AF Air moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3017 (Morotai): 7AF Air moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
bty to cancel, or next card...
95 8/14/2021 12:03:00 PM 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:
As event.
94 8/14/2021 11:35:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Will use PASS here, file up, bty.
93 8/13/2021 11:56:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #74: 1 / Tokyo Rose: Mrs. Iva Ikuko D'Aquino
Reduce US Political Will by one. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
As event. PW to +7
92 8/11/2021 4:12:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
EVENT on ANZAC (3+1)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 7AF Air
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 5AF Air
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for XI Corps
* 3626 (Cairns): 7AF Air moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): 7AF Air moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3626 (Cairns): 5AF Air moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* 3626 (Cairns): XI Corps moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Out of Supply Status for [PM Bde]
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for Aus Air
* 3727 (Townsville): Aus Air moves to 3624 (Cape York)
- PBM:
* 3520 (Hollandia): 7AF Air moves to 3119 (Sarong)
No attacks, back to you...
91 8/10/2021 9:37:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message No further PBM
90 8/10/2021 7:56:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Manila holds for the moment.
File up.
Bty for PBM...
89 8/10/2021 7:55:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Just one roll for JP ground at Manila. Don't need to roll for reaction, as nothing to react with...
JP 18, -2 DRM for terrain, +2 DRM< for air support.
88 8/10/2021 11:16:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Oops. One more. Since it can now move farther.
* 3007 (Shanghai): 2 AD moves to 2709 (Hong Kong)
* 2709 (Hong Kong): 2 AD moves to 2409 (Hanoi)
* 2409 (Hanoi): 2 AD moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
87 8/10/2021 11:14:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #40: 3 / Operation U-Go: Burma Offensive
Acivation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only Air and Ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
We'll use this instead.
Same initial activations, but I'll add 3 more units and change one move.

* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for [17th Army]
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for [18th Army]
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for [28th Army]
* 2110 (Bangkok): [28th Army] moves to 2109 (Kwai Bridge South)
* 2709 (Hong Kong): [17th Army] moves to 2017 (Bangka)
* 3706 (Tokyo): [18th Army] moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
86 8/10/2021 11:05:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #65: 1 / Yamato Suicide Run

Message from Japanese:
85 8/8/2021 11:08:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Hey George,
Glad youíre back. So the number 1 mistake I make in this game is using a 1 OC card to move into a 2 or 3 MP hex. I do it at least once a game, and often more. Sometimes on consecutive cards! Anyway, please check your move, because I think you just joined the club!
84 8/8/2021 4:38:00 PM May-Aug 1942 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:
An exciting start to the turn.
First, I'll flip Yamato. Should have done this during R&R.
* GY (Japan) flips the BB Yamato
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Rivalry)
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for 14th Army
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for 1 AD
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for 2 AD
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for [35th Army]
* 2110 (Bangkok): [35th Army] moves to 2109 (Kwai Bridge South)
* 3004 (Peiping): 2 AD moves to 3007 (Shanghai)
* 2812 (Clark Field): 14th Army moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)

One battle in Manila with Air support
83 8/8/2021 4:29:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Hmm. I did this before. Not sure why the R&R didn't save.
82 8/3/2021 12:59:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message George, awaiting your play...
81 7/28/2021 11:28:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

80 7/28/2021 11:28:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Everybody makes it.
Over to you to open the turn.
79 7/28/2021 11:27:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

6
5
6
3
6
5


Message from Allies:
Rolling in order of AP Reinf. Schedule (from XIV to 11 AFLRB)
78 7/28/2021 11:24:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Yes, will do so now!
Sorry...
77 7/28/2021 10:00:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Did you need to roll for War in Europe for the army units?
76 7/28/2021 9:59:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message * GY (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Control at 3822 (Lae). Hex is now Japanese controlled
* GY (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Control at 2616 (Tarakan). Hex is now Japanese controlled
* GY (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Control at 4024 (Gili Gili). Hex is now Japanese controlled
* GY (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Control at 2517 (Balikpapan). Hex is now Japanese controlled
* GY (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Control at 2019 (Tjilatjap). Hex is now Japanese controlled
* GY (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Control at 2018 (Batavia). Hex is now Japanese controlled
* GY (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Control at 2220 (Soerabaja). Hex is now Japanese controlled
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: CV Junyo moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 26 AF moves to 4017 (Truk)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 6 AD moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [31st Army] moves to 4017 (Truk)
* GY (Japan) flips the BB Yamato
* GY (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 12
* UNDO: * GY (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 12
* GY (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 10
* GY (Japan) flips the 15th Army
75 7/28/2021 9:59:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

74 7/28/2021 9:59:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Fortunately, you have defective torpedoes
73 7/28/2021 9:56:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Strategic
72 7/28/2021 9:54:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 11 to 10
71 7/27/2021 11:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies End Turn
70 7/27/2021 11:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Usual attrition: Singapore, PI

Replacements:
Flip AUS Corps in Darwin and Townsville, flip AUS AF in Townsville.
Everything else wasted.
OK, over to you to check everything. Take R&R, roll subs, and unleash destruction, etc...
File up.

69 7/27/2021 11:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message End of turn:
No change in PW...yet.
R&R
* RobC (Allies) sets Control Marker to Allied Control at 4415 (Eniwetok). Hex is now Allied controlled
* RobC (Allies) flips the [8 Aus Division]
* RobC (Allies) flips the [R Corps]
* RobC (Allies) flips the [Aus Air]
* RobC (Allies) flips the Aus Air
* RobC (Allies) toggles Out of Supply Status for Aus Air
* 3727 (Townsville): Aus Air * OOS = 0
* RobC (Allies) toggles Out of Supply Status for 2 Aus Corps
*RobC (Allies) deactivates Allied units.
*RobC (Allies) deactivates Japanese units.
*RobC (Allies) unmarks all moved units
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: SF Brigade moves to 4908
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for SF Brigade
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: BB Mississippi, CA Northampton moves to 5824
* 5824: CA Northampton moves to 5724 (Tongatabu)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CA Northampton
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for BB Mississippi
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 1 MAW moves to 5923
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 1 MAW
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: M Brigade moves to 6023
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for M Brigade
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: BB Warspite, CV Indomitable, CVL Hermes moves to 5624
* 5624: CVL Hermes moves to 5823 (Samoa)
* 5624: CV Indomitable moves to 5723
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CVL Hermes
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CV Indomitable
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for BB Warspite
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: SEAC Air moves to 5623
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for SEAC Air
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 7AF Air moves to 5722
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 7AF Air
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 10AF LRB, 5AF Air, 5AF LRB moves to 5721
* 5721: 5AF LRB moves to 5821 (Fakaofo)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 5AF LRB
* 5721: 5AF Air moves to 5622
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 5AF Air
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 10AF LRB
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: XI Corps moves to 5822
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for XI Corps
* 4908: SF Brigade moves to 5100 (Dutch Harbor)
* 5822: XI Corps moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* Allied Reinfrocement Chart: S Pac HQ (Ghormley) (Agreement) moves to 5621
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for S Pac HQ (Ghormley) (Agreement)
* Allied Reinfrocement Chart: ANZAC HQ (Agreement) moves to 5720 (Atafu)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for ANZAC HQ (Agreement)
* 5621: S Pac HQ (Ghormley) (Agreement) moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* 5720 (Atafu): ANZAC HQ (Agreement) moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 5622: 5AF Air moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* 5821 (Fakaofo): 5AF LRB moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* 5721: 10AF LRB moves to 5002
* 5002: 10AF LRB moves to 5100 (Dutch Harbor)
* 5623: SEAC Air moves to 1509
* 5624: BB Warspite moves to 1508
* 5723: CV Indomitable moves to 1609
* 5823 (Samoa): CVL Hermes moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 5824: BB Mississippi moves to 5808 (Oahu)
* 5724 (Tongatabu): CA Northampton moves to 5808 (Oahu)
* 6023: M Brigade moves to 5808 (Oahu)
* 5722: 7AF Air moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* 5923: 1 MAW moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* 1609: CV Indomitable moves to 1406 (Madras)
* 1508: BB Warspite moves to 1406 (Madras)
* 1509: SEAC Air moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
* 1406 (Madras): CV Indomitable moves to 1307 (Columbo)
* 1406 (Madras): BB Warspite moves to 1307 (Columbo)
68 7/27/2021 11:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message File up.
Will do end of turn and R&R for next turn...
67 7/27/2021 11:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #45: 3 / Operation Flintlock: Marshall Is. Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Event on CPAC (8+3) don't think I need 'em all...
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for [CA New Orleans]
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for VF-211
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for W Brigade
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 7AF Air
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 7AF LRB
* 4612 (Wake): W Brigade moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 5108 (Midway): 7AF Air moves to 5817
* 5817: 7AF Air moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
* 5808 (Oahu): 7AF LRB moves to 5108 (Midway)
* 5808 (Oahu): [CA New Orleans] moves to 5100 (Dutch Harbor)
- PBM:
* 4612 (Wake): VF-211 moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
66 7/27/2021 11:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message PBM:
*RobC (Allies) removes all battle markers
* RobC (Allies) flips the [15th Army]
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): CA Exeter moves to 1308 (Trincomalee)
* 2008 (Rangoon): FE Air moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2008 (Rangoon): AVG Air moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
* 1805 (Calcutta): AVG Air moves to 1905 (Dacca)
65 7/26/2021 8:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Defender flips.
No file sent. You can do PBM, then your last card.
64 7/26/2021 8:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
18 +3 attack
63 7/26/2021 8:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
Intelligence roll
62 7/26/2021 6:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 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:
OC on SEAC (2+1)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for CA Exeter
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for AVG Air
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for FE Air
* 2008 (Rangoon): CA Exeter moves to 2108 (Kwai Bridge North)
* 2006 (Akyab): FE Air moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): Battle Hex (A) moves to 2007
One attack, Bty.
61 7/26/2021 1:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Looks like you get 2 card plays to finish turn.
60 7/26/2021 1:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Air unit eliminated [I'm assuming you didn't want to throw away a second ship there.]

* GY (Japan) flips the 19 LRB
* GY (Japan) flips the [19 LRB]
* GY (Japan) eliminates [19 LRB] *
* 2420: CV Shokaku moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 3116: CV Akagi moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* 2420: CV Soryu moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3814 (Guam): 2 SN Bde, APD Kamikaze, CV Soryu moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): 2 SN Bde moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): APD Kamikaze moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 2917 (Menado): BB Hiei moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 2220 (Soerabaja): CA Aoba moves to 4021 (Rabaul)

I'd like to move Mogami, but need to be prepared for another turn of ISR.
59 7/26/2021 1:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from Japanese:
There was a second battle in 2917.
IJN 29
US 1
58 7/26/2021 12:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message That'll get it done.
Bty for PBM...
57 7/26/2021 12:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Allies:
No reason to throw Kent away in that mess..
JP 46

AP 8
56 7/26/2021 12:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Intercept...
55 7/25/2021 10:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message George,
Itís on the DIY channel, which is on DirecTV for me. Iím sure they have done restorations on Moosehead Lake. Maybe some of their stuff is on YouTube? They were on Monday nights, but I havenít seen them for a few weeks. If they got canceled I will cut the cord, because I can only watch Goodfellas so many times...
Will resolve in AM, just got invaded by fam....
54 7/25/2021 9:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message
Fixed the move.

Haven't seen the show you mentioned.
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for 1 SN Bde
* 4017 (Truk): 1 SN Bde moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 2519: CV Shokaku, CV Soryu moves to 2419
* 2419: CV Shokaku, CV Soryu moves to 2420
* 4017 (Truk): APD Kamikaze moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3814 (Guam): APD Kamikaze moves to 4017 (Truk)
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for APD Kamikaze
* 4017 (Truk): APD Kamikaze moves to 3814 (Guam)

53 7/25/2021 8:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Nice card!
Have you ever watched Maine cabin masters? My favorite show of all time. These Mainers restore lakefront cabins.
Hey, only one ground unit can move with that card, and you need to get Soryu or Shokaku one hex closer to neutralize my AZOI so you can land there. Please check, and modify as needed. No problem on the pace, we'll finish when we finish.
52 7/25/2021 8:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #9: 3 / Rear Admiral Matami Ugaki: Seizure of Hawaiian Islands
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Maximum 1 ground (any size) unit may be activated. Bonus: Naval units for both sides may move up to 21 hexes.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:





Sorry for the delay. Limited connectivity last week while up at Moosehead Lake in Maine.

* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for South Seas HQ (Rivalry)
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for SS Bde
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Aoba
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for CV Soryu
* GY (Japan) sets Control Marker to Allied Control at 3416 (Palau Islands). Hex is now Allied controlled
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for CV Shokaku
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for 1 SN Bde
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for CV Akagi
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for BB Hiei
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Nachi
* 4024 (Gili Gili): SS Bde moves to 3924
* 4024 (Gili Gili): CA Aoba moves to 3924
* 3924: SS Bde, CA Aoba moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 4021 (Rabaul): CA Nachi moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 3822 (Lae): 1 SN Bde moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): CV Shokaku moves to 2519
* 4017 (Truk): CV Soryu moves to 2519
* GY (Japan) removes Control Marker at 3416 (Palau Islands). Hex is now Japanese controlled
* 3706 (Tokyo): BB Hiei moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 3706 (Tokyo): CV Akagi moves to 3116

2 battles.
51 7/21/2021 8:03:00 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:
ABDA to Surabaya---or however you spell it...
Bty.
50 7/21/2021 4:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM. Since no battles, it's technically finishing strategic moves for the 2 air units.
* 2812 (Clark Field): 3 AD moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 3615 (Ulithi): 4 AD moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 4 AD moves to 3322
* 3322: 4 AD moves to 3319 (Biak)
[Last 2 are misclick. Just one hop from Palau to Biak]
49 7/21/2021 4:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
For Ops.
*george (Japan) unmarks all moved units
*george (Japan) deactivates Japanese units.
*george (Japan) deactivates Allied units.
*george (Japan) removes all battle markers
*george (Japan) removes all range markers
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Rivalry)
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for [27th Army]
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for Korean Army
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for 4 AD
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for 3 AD
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for ED Army
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for [35th Army]
* 3704 (Hakodate): [27th Army] moves to 4600 (Attu/Kiska)
* 3305 (Seoul): Korean Army moves to 3619
* 3706 (Tokyo): ED Army moves to 3819
* 3819: ED Army moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 3607 (Nagoya): 4 AD moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): 4 AD moves to 3816 (Faraulep)
* 3816 (Faraulep): 4 AD moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): 4 AD moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 3607 (Nagoya): 3 AD moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): 3 AD moves to 3506 (Kyoto)
* UNDO: * 3709 (Iwo Jima): 3 AD moves to 3506 (Kyoto)
* UNDO: * 3607 (Nagoya): 3 AD moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 3607 (Nagoya): 3 AD moves to 3209 (Okinawa)
* 3209 (Okinawa): 3 AD moves to 2909 (Tainan)
* 2909 (Tainan): 3 AD moves to 2812 (Clark Field)
* 3619: Korean Army moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 4020 (Kavieng): ED Army moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 3007 (Shanghai): [35th Army] moves to 2110 (Bangkok)

No battles. No reaction movement.
48 7/20/2021 8:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
FOQ for me as well, please use current file.
47 7/20/2021 8:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message I hear ya' brother!
I saw that in another game with a very different result.
JP played KONDO first card, AP played ISR.
JP played ISR ender, and back came KONDO!
It was a bloodbath.
They say this game, and CDG's in general, is 30% skill, 30% luck, and 40% cards.
I'd say that may be average, but I've been getting the CBI blitz treatment due to cards on a regular basis. Sometimes it can be pretty painful to watch...
46 7/20/2021 8:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I saw it. Just crippled by the ISR this turn.
45 7/20/2021 8:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message George, just want to confirm that you saw my change from ABDA to PASS?
If you did not, you can certainly change your FOQ play if you want?
44 7/20/2021 8:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Play as FO.
Back to you
43 7/20/2021 8:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Instead, will just play second PASS. Bty. Will update last file.
42 7/20/2021 8:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Return permanently removed Strategy card to hand #4: 1 / Arcadia Conference

Message from Allies:
41 7/20/2021 8:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Hold that last move!
40 7/20/2021 8:27:00 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:
Looks good George.

OK, let's see how long ABDA lasts :-)
Bty.
39 7/20/2021 8:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Original file uploaded. Need to make one correction, using an ASP.
2 other points. With the event, paratroops seized Tarakan on Borneo.
Also, the combat at Milne Bay included the air unit in Rabaul, although with the dR of 1, I still missed so no change.

* 4021 (Rabaul): 23 AF moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 3319 (Biak): 2 SN Bde, 21 AF moves to 3822 (Lae)
* george (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Capture at 4423 (Guadalcanal). Hex is now Japanese controlled
* george (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Capture at 4024 (Gili Gili). Hex is now Japanese controlled
* george (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Capture at 2517 (Balikpapan). Hex is now Japanese controlled
* george (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Capture at 2019 (Tjilatjap). Hex is now Japanese controlled
* george (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Capture at 2018 (Batavia). Hex is now Japanese controlled
* 4024 (Gili Gili): CA Kent moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 3822 (Lae): 2 SN Bde moves to 3814 (Guam)
- Not a move. He wasn't activated so should remain where he started.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): CA Nachi moves to 4021 (Rabaul)

Note: Some of the control changes were just clean up.
38 7/20/2021 1:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No damage.
ENM to Darwin.
Bty for PBM.
File up.
Mandates fall.
37 7/20/2021 1:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Allies:
Gili-Gili A/N
JP 12

AP 3
36 7/20/2021 1:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Intercept
35 7/20/2021 1:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message George, did not see your move in Drop Box, so i re-created it based upon the log. Please check for accuracy!
34 7/19/2021 9:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #59: 3 / Central Force: Conquest of Borneo
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Paratroopers: Prior to movement place a Japanese control marker in a hex that is within extended range of an active Japanese air unit if (1) the hex is either unoccupied or is occupied solely by a Dutch regiment; and (2) the hex is not within an unneutralized Allied air ZOI. Eliminate the Dutch regiment.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
As event
*george (Japan) unmarks all moved units
*george (Japan) deactivates Japanese units.
*george (Japan) deactivates Allied units.
*george (Japan) removes all battle markers
*george (Japan) removes all range markers
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for South Seas HQ (Rivalry)
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for 21 AF
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for 21 AF
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for 21 AF
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for 3 SN Bde
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Nachi
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for SS Bde
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Aoba
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for 23 AF
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Nachi
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Nachi
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for 2 SN Bde
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for 2 SN Bde
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for 1 SN Bde
* 4021 (Rabaul): SS Bde, CA Aoba moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 3814 (Guam): 3 SN Bde, CA Nachi moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 4017 (Truk): 23 AF moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* george (Japan) eliminates 3 Regiment *
* Japanese Resources are now at 6
* george (Japan) sets Control Marker to Japanese Capture at 2616 (Tarakan). Hex is now Japanese controlled
- Per event card
* 2911 (Aparri): 1 SN Bde moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 2915 (Davao): 21 AF moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 21 AF moves to 3319 (Biak)
33 7/19/2021 11:27:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Houston sinks, Biak falls.
Back to you for PBM.

AP will use first PASS here, so you can play another card...
32 7/19/2021 11:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
2


Message from Allies:
Biak A/N
JP 20

AP 2
31 7/19/2021 11:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Intercept
30 7/18/2021 9:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #76: 2 / Operation Tsurugi: Japan Attacks a B29 Base with Giretsu Airborne unit
Activation: Any HQ Logistics Value: 1 Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but only one brigade size ground unit may be activated. Bonus: If the Allied player has a B29 LRB unit within 8 hexes of Tokyo (3706) or in the China Air units box, the Japanese player rolls a die. On a die roll of: 0-4: Lose one B29 Air step* 5-9: No Effect *Japanese choice Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
For Ops.
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Rivalry)
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for 2 SN Bde
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for CA Nachi
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for 23 AF
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for 21 AF
* 3416 (Palau Islands): CV Shokaku toggles Battle Tag
* UNDO: * 3416 (Palau Islands): CV Shokaku toggles Battle Tag
* george (Japan) toggles Activation for CV Soryu
* 2415 (Miri): 2 SN Bde, CA Nachi moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 2915 (Davao): CV Soryu moves to 3418
* 2909 (Tainan): 21 AF moves to 2812 (Clark Field)
* 2812 (Clark Field): 21 AF moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 3009 (Taihoku): 23 AF moves to 3209 (Okinawa)
* 3209 (Okinawa): 23 AF moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
29 7/17/2021 10:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #60: 3 / 20th Bomber Command: B29 Raids from China
Randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand if a B29 air unit is located in the China air unit box. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
OC on SEAC (3+1)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for 1 Ind Corps
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for [5 Army]
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for [6 Army]
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for [66 Army]
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): 1 Ind Corps moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2407 (Kunming): [66 Army] moves to 2007
* 2407 (Kunming): [6 Army] moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for [5 Army]
* RobC (Allies) toggles Activation for FE Air
* 1905 (Dacca): FE Air moves to 2006 (Akyab
28 7/17/2021 10:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message EAM to Surabaya
27 7/17/2021 10:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Can't buy one! Dutch flip, assume you will retreat them to 1918?
If not , you can fix on your next play. I'll go ahead and play my next card...
26 7/17/2021 9:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
8


Message from Allies:
Tjilatjap
JP 9, +4 DRM (flips Dutch on 3-9)

AP 6 (only hits on a 9)
25 7/17/2021 9:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Kuantan, also auto for JP.
Need a 7-9 to flip 38th Army...
24 7/17/2021 9:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Just missed....by 9 :-)
23 7/17/2021 9:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Kwai bridge north
Auto for JP, just seeing if 15th Army is reduced. Need a 9.
22 7/16/2021 11:23:00 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:
As event.
Activate South HQ
GY (Japan) toggles Activation for 15th Army
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for [16th Army]
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for [17th Army]
* GY (Japan) toggles Activation for [25th Army]
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 38th Army moves to 2014 (Kuantan)
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South): 15th Army moves to 2108 (Kwai Bridge North)
* 2018 (Batavia): [16th Army] moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2112 (Khota Baru): [25th Army] moves to 2018 (Batavia)
3 battles. All with _4 drm for IJN.
Back to you.
ISR was rather unfortunate
21 7/16/2021 1:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
For ISR
20 7/16/2021 1:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #43: 1 / Japanese Army/Navy Dispute
Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivarly is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Worth a try, although you will probably end up recycling KONDO for my trouble...

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