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244 9/13/2021 10:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Thank you Tom. Although the dice were a little cruel at times, you completely outplayed me, and certainly deserved the win!
243 9/12/2021 11:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Hey Rob;

OK, I have reported the result. You should have the e-mail. It seems that 2/3 of the time this game is very one sided with one side or the other getting good cards and good dice while the opponent gets skunked. That certainly seems to be the case here as the Japanese lost several key battles early.

It is a fun game when the cards and battles go 50/50, it just did not turn out that way this game.

We are likely to meet across the table again. Maybe the next time you will get the breaks. Thanks for the game.
242 9/12/2021 10:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message OK, please report your victory in this fiasco to the ladder. I will go hide in the basement for a couple of days. Thank you for the lesson! Look forward to playing you again....I think :-)
241 9/12/2021 10:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Japanese:
B A/N
28, +1 DRM

JP 8
240 9/12/2021 10:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Sometimes, one must accept the inevitable...
239 9/12/2021 10:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
0


Message from Japanese:
Ground A
AP 20, +4 DRM

JP 9, +3 DRM
238 9/12/2021 10:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Hiei sunk
237 9/12/2021 10:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from Japanese:
A/N A
AP 30, +1 DRM

JP 17
236 9/12/2021 10:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I think I still got the -2 modifier, but it didn't matter.
No one can intercept...
235 9/12/2021 10:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Japanese:
Intercept
234 9/11/2021 12:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #53: 3 / Operation Forager II: Invasion of Saipan and Tinian
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate CPAC HQ: Logistics 6+3=9 units
1. [CV Wasp] Rabaul to 4216, attack Eniwetok. [A]
This puts South Seas HQ OOS, so Japanese air at Ponape and Kwajalein lose their AZOI.
2-3. BB Washington escorts 2nd Marine division Rabaul AA vs Eniwetok. [A] 1/4 ASP.
4-5. [CA N. Orleans] escorts Marine Brigade Oahu AA vs Eniwetok. [A] 2/4 ASP.
6. 1st Marine division Marcus AA vs Ponape. [B] 3/4 ASP
7. CV Enterprise Rabaul to Kusaie, support [B]
8. BB N. Carolina Guadalcanal to Ponape, support [B]
9. [Marine SF] brigade Namu AA Kusaie. 4/4 ASP

No Japanese reaction is possible as South Seas HQ is OOS and no other HQ is within range of any battle.
233 9/10/2021 4:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Will save this one.
Bty, no file.
232 9/9/2021 8:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change US Political Will From 3 to 4
231 9/9/2021 8:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Best to play this now, before the excitement really begins.
230 9/9/2021 4:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #15: 3 / Mahatma Gandhi: Independence Campaign
Move the India marker one box toward India Revolts, if already in India Revolts box no additional effect. to the unrest box. Bonus: The Allies lose 1 ground replacement step next game turn and any other ground replacement steps available during the next game turn can only be used for non-Commonwealth ground units. Remove from played if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
OC on South (3+0)
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) : [Korean Army] Activates.
* 2012 (Singora) : 25th Army Activates.
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur) : 5 AD Activates.
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 5 AD moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 2012 (Singora): 25th Army moves to 3209 (Okinawa) SGT
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): [Korean Army] moves to 2212 (Saigon) SGT
No PBM, no battles. Bty.
229 9/8/2021 4:35:00 PM 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:
Japanese Reports of the sinking of the entire BB N. Carolina division are not to be believed. The entire division makes it back to Guadalcanal and is repaired and ready for duty.

BB N. Carolina at full strength to Guadalcanal.
228 9/6/2021 4:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change War in Europe value From -4 to -5
227 9/6/2021 4:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #54: 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:
Push this into orange for the moment..
Bty.
226 9/6/2021 4:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message PBM:
* 4816 (Maleolap): 8 AD moves to 4316 (Ponape)
* 4816 (Maleolap): 7 AD moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
225 9/4/2021 11:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allied PBM
2nd MAW to Namu
BB Washington and CV Enterprise to Rabaul
11th LRB remains at Nauru
224 9/4/2021 11:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allies can apply damage to only two of the air units, so we will eliminate the CV Junyo, 28th AF and [CL Tenryu] for 39 hits.
223 9/4/2021 10:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message WOW
North Carolina eliminated. You have choices, so will wait on PBM.
Bty. file up.
222 9/4/2021 10:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
9


Message from Japanese:
A/N Kwajalein
AP 48, +1 DRM, 2 Air

JP 34, 4 Air
221 9/4/2021 10:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Sorry about screwing up China Divisions Tom.
Also sorry about Pablo's rolling. Unbelievable!
SS react (2+2)
* 4316 (Ponape) : 7 AD Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : 8 AD Activates.
* 3615 (Ulithi) : CV Junyo Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : 28 AF Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein): 28 AF moves to 4816 (Maleolap)
* 4316 (Ponape): 7 AD moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): 7 AD moves to 4816 (Maleolap)
* 4017 (Truk): 8 AD moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): 8 AD moves to 4816 (Maleolap)
* 3615 (Ulithi): CV Junyo moves to 4616 (Ujae)
* 4616 (Ujae): CV Junyo joins Battle A
* 4816 (Maleolap): 8 AD joins Battle A
* 4816 (Maleolap): 7 AD joins Battle A

220 9/4/2021 5:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Will react tonight. Diving back from coast…
219 9/4/2021 5:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
Reaction
218 9/4/2021 12:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 8 to 6
217 9/4/2021 12:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #38: 2 / Operation Tarzan: Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: The Allied player may only activate ground and air units, of which one must be a Chinese Army unit IF there is one on the map and in HQ range. If no such unit is available, this requirement is ignored.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate CPAC HQ: Logistics 2+3=5 units
1. BB Washington Rabaul to Eniwetok. [A]
2. BB N. Carolina Guadalcanal to Eniwetok. [A]
3. 11th LRB Nauru, [A]
4. CV Enterprise Rabaul to Jaluit, [A]
5. 2nd MAW Tarawa to Namu.
216 9/2/2021 4:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive 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:
Sorry, clicked wrong thing. Playing this as an OC on CF (2+2)
* 2812 (Clark Field) : 1 AD Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : 28 AF Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): 28 AF moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3814 (Guam): 28 AF moves to 4316 (Ponape)
* 2812 (Clark Field): 1 AD moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): 1 AD moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
- PBM
* 4316 (Ponape): 28 AF moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 1 AD moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3814 (Guam): 1 AD moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
215 9/2/2021 4:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
OC
214 9/2/2021 4:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
OC
213 9/2/2021 4:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
OC
212 9/1/2021 8:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. I seem to roll '0' like Pablo rolls '9'. The Karma of ACTS.

PBM
[13th LRB] - Wake Is.-Marcus.
BB N. Carolina and [CV Lexington] to Guadalcanal.
BB Washington and CV Enterprise to Rabaul.
211 9/1/2021 8:49:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
27 hits eliminates the 6th AD.
Return fire from the [CL Tenyru] with 3 factors.
210 9/1/2021 8:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Allies attack Kwajalein with 54 factors, +4drm
209 8/31/2021 10:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Feel free to run offensive…
208 8/31/2021 10:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
React
207 8/31/2021 8:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 4+2=6 units.
1. I corps Aitape to Hollandia.
2-3. BB Washington, BB N. Carolina Rabaul to Kwajalein. [A]
4-5. CV Enterprise, [CV Lexington] Rabaul to Jaluit, support [A]
6. [13th LRB] Guadalcanal-Nauru-Namu, support [A]
206 8/31/2021 7:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message flip 5th AF @Sarong, flip 5th LRB @Darwin and flip 11th LRB @Nauru.

None of these air units are flipped to full strength on the board. I must have overlooked that. I will update their status with my first operation.
205 8/31/2021 7:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

204 8/31/2021 6:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

203 8/31/2021 6:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message 7 cards each. AP will go first.
File up.
202 8/31/2021 6:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
Strat war subs
201 8/31/2021 6:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message R&R
* Air Units in China Box: [37th Army] moves to 2915 (Davao)
* Air Units in China Box: 8 AD moves to 4017 (Truk)
* Air Units in China Box: 28 AF moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* RobC (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 7
* RobC (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 6
* Eliminated JP Ground Units: 38th Army moves to 2410 (Hue)
* 2410 (Hue) : 38th Army Activates.
* 2410 (Hue): 38th Army moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
Will roll for subs...
200 8/31/2021 6:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese End Turn
199 8/30/2021 10:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allies turn 5 Reinforcements:
1st MAW to Tarawa
BB Washington and 2nd Marine division to Rabaul.
CA London to Rangoon.
4th Ind xxx to Dacca
14th LRB to Jarhat

Allies turn 5 Replacements:
2 Ground - 15th xxx and 33rd xxx @Dacca to full strength.
5 Air - SEAC AF to Akyab, flip 5th AF @Sarong, flip 5th LRB @Darwin and flip 11th LRB @Nauru.
1 China - Flip 6th Chinese army @Mandalay to full.
1 US Naval - [CV Wasp] to Rabaul.
198 8/30/2021 9:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
I have mentioned these problems to Francisco. The module is so complicated now that any attempt to add something breaks other things. We will simply have to keep track of Japanese Resources and Allied Progress of War ourselves.

Check for XXIV corps diversion to Europe. Three turn delay on 0-4
197 8/30/2021 7:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Looks good!
Advanced turn marker, but POW did not reset. Did not reset with manual control markers. I dunno...
File up, over to you for R&R. I put new JP units in China box.
196 8/29/2021 1:14:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message End of turn 4.
The board needs to be updated to reflect the Resignation of the Emperor. Also added the Surrender of the Philippines and Malaya markers.

National Status: No changes.
US PW: Allies capture 3 bases, so meet PoW
No changes to US PW.

Attrition:
Marine SF at Namu, abandoned by the USN, loses a step.

Looks like that is all. Will post file and wait for your review before going to turn 5.
195 8/29/2021 1:06:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message About as close to an Ambush result as you can get without actually having an event card!

At Davao: CVL Ryujo is flipped.
At Biak: 21st AF is flipped, USA 5th AF is flipped with the critical hit.
At Hollandia: Japanese 2nd AD is eliminated.
At Kwajalein: Japanese [6th AD] is flipped, Japanese critical hit flips either naval unit, will assume you flip the CV Lexington.

Allied PBM
BB N. Carolina, CV Enterprise, BB Miss and [CV Lexington] to Rabaul. Allied air units remain where they are.
194 8/29/2021 12:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

5
9
9


Message from Allies:
Pretty disappointing surprise attack results!
Japanese get defensive fire in three out of four.

1. Davao with 3 factors.
2. Biak with 8 factors.
3. Kwajalein with 7 factors.
193 8/29/2021 12:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 4

1
2
3
2


Message from Allies:
Surprise attack and the allies have no cards remaining, so I will resolve the battles.

Four air/naval battles. Allies attack first with +3drm.

1. Davao with 16 factors.
2. Biak with 22 factors.
3. Hollandia with 20 factors.
4. Kwajalein with 27 factors.
192 8/29/2021 12:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #37: 3 / Operation Galvanic: Gilbert Islands Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Conditions: Only one ground unit (any size) may be activated during this Offensive. Banzai Charge: For the duration of this Offensive if ground combat occurs in a one hex island, the Allies add 2 to their ground combat die roll.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
I was all set up to AA Kwajalein, and the [27th army] arrived just in time to spoil my plans. It took some time to come up with an alternate play. Too many options, really.
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 6+2=8 units.
1. BB N. Carolina Rabaul to Davao. [A]
2. CV Enterprise Rabaul to 3518, attack Biak. [B]
3. 5th AF Cape York-3226-Darwin-Sarong, support [B]
4. 13AF Aitape, attack Hollandia. [C]
5. 11th AF Wewak, attack Hollandia. [C]
6. BB Miss Funafuti to Kwajalein. [D]
7. CV Lexington Funafuti to Jaluit, support [D]
8. Marine SF brigade Rabaul AA vs Namu. 3/3 ASP
191 8/28/2021 4:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
OC on South Seas (2+1)
Rearranging deck chairs...
* 3520 (Hollandia) : 2 AD Activates.
* 3520 (Hollandia) : ED Army Activates.
* 3520 (Hollandia) : 2 AD Deactivates.
* 3319 (Biak) : [31st Army] Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : [27th Army] Activates.
* 3319 (Biak): [31st Army] moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 4017 (Truk): [27th Army] moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 3520 (Hollandia): ED Army moves to 4017 (Truk)
bty to finish it...
190 8/28/2021 4:51:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message PBM:
* 3615 (Ulithi) : [BB Nagato] suffers a step loss.
* 3814 (Guam) : 27 AF Deactivates.
* 3814 (Guam) : 27 AF Activates.
* 3814 (Guam) : [27 AF] suffers a step loss.
* 3620 (Aitape): [5AF LRB] moves to 3619
* 3620 (Aitape): [13AF LRB] moves to 3718
* 3720 (Wewak): [11AF LRB] moves to 3819
* 3513: CV Soryu moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3615 (Ulithi): [BB Nagato] moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3713: CV Akagi moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3814 (Guam): [27 AF] moves to 3209 (Okinawa)
189 8/27/2021 9:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message You may as well conduct the allied PBM after doing yours.

[5th LRB] to Darwin.
[13th LRB] to Guadalcanal
[11th LRB] to Nauru

188 8/27/2021 8:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message 24 hits will flip the BB Negato and the 27th AF.

187 8/27/2021 8:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Wasp sinks and LRB's flip.
24 hits for AP. Will wait for your allocation before PBM...
File up, bty.
186 8/27/2021 8:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
8


Message from Japanese:
A/N Ulithi
AP 24 (4 air)

JP 60 (4 air)


185 8/27/2021 8:06:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message ...just made it.
React with South Seas (3+2)
* 3520 (Hollandia) : [18th Army] Activates.
* 3416 (Palau Islands) : CV Soryu Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : BB Yamato Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : CV Akagi Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : 27 AF Activates.
* 3416 (Palau Islands) : BB Nagato Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : BB Yamato Deactivates.
* 3416 (Palau Islands): CV Soryu moves to 3513
* 3416 (Palau Islands): BB Nagato moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): 27 AF moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 4017 (Truk): CV Akagi moves to 3713
* 3520 (Hollandia): [18th Army] moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 6/7 ASP
184 8/27/2021 7:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Intercept roll...
183 8/25/2021 8:37:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 3 / Black Day: US New Guinea Air Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air units may be activated.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 3+2=5 units.
1. CV Wasp Guadalcanal to Faraulep, attack Ulithi. [A]
2. 11th LRB Wewak, supports [A]
3. 5th LRB Darwin - Aitape, supports [A]
4. 13th LRB Nauru-Buin-Aitape, supports [A]
5. 1st Marine Division Rabaul AA vs Marcus, 2/3 ASP.
182 8/25/2021 8:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message BAH! I forgot to activate SEAC AF for that battle and fight from Akyab. I didn't think it was important. Now I am over-stacked in Rangoon and have to remove the SEAC AF.

This game requires an almost fanatical attention to detail.
181 8/25/2021 1:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message No PBM, will play this out for the rest of the turn...
180 8/24/2021 11:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Let me know if the 4th AD wants to PBM anywhere. Guess I forgot to mention that.
179 8/24/2021 10:43:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Glad I didn’t look at this yesterday.
Will re-evaluate later today. I think this one is over…
178 8/23/2021 3:03:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message A very bad day for the Japanese at the gates of Rangoon.

Japanese with a 0 get x1/2 for 27 hits to flip the two full strength British units.

Allies with a 7 get x1.5 for 66 hits. 42 hits to flip all three attacking armies and 24 more to eliminate the 28th and 38th armies. [Kor army] retreats to 2108.

CV Indomitable returns to Columbo. To you for PBM.

Allies with a 7 get 66 hits
177 8/23/2021 2:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
7


Message from Allies:
Not enough hits by either side to do any damage in the air/naval combat. Now to the main event.

Ground battle for Rangoon.
1st - Japanese with 54 factors, -1drm for terrain.
2nd - Allies with 44 factors.
176 8/23/2021 2:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Allies:
SEAC HQ reacts with 2+1=3 units. Only using 2.
1. [1st Ind corps] 2107 into Burma. [A]
2. CV Indomitable Columbo to Akyab. [A]

Air/Naval battle at Rangoon.
1st - Japanese with 10 factors.
2nd - Allies with 20 factors.

175 8/23/2021 2:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Let's see if I have to think about this.
Intel roll with -2drm, so Intercept on 0-8
174 8/23/2021 1:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
Event on South (4+1-1)
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) : Korean Army Activates.
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) : 38th Army Activates.
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) : 28th Army Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 4 AD Activates.
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): Korean Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): 38th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): 28th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* RobC (Japan) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2008 (Rangoon): Battle Hex (A) moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
Bty.
173 8/23/2021 10:45:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
That is what I like about this game. Both sides always feel like they are losing!

Save this one for next turn. No file, BTY.
172 8/23/2021 12:27:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Just desperation at this point…
171 8/23/2021 12:27:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change US Political Will From 5 to 3
170 8/23/2021 12:27:00 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:
No file, bty.
169 8/22/2021 8:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Other than the fact that neither of us now hold a card as an FO, the board does not change so no file for this one. BTY
168 8/22/2021 8:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #37: 3 / Operation Galvanic: Gilbert Islands Invasion

Message from Allies:
Will likely need this one.
167 8/22/2021 8:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Discard Strategy card #5: 2 / Operation Matador: Pre-emptive Malaya Offensive
OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Discard this
166 8/22/2021 8:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #52: 1 / Roosevelt-Nimitz-MacArthur: End of US Army-Navy Dispute
This event ends a US inter-service rivalry. Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. Bonus: If this card is played as an event, the Allies have the option to discard a card of their choice and replace it with any card from the discard pile (not those removed from play). Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Looks like it is time to get this out of the FO. Will be going to the discard pile.
165 8/22/2021 6:35:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Event on South (4+1)
* 3416 (Palau Islands) : ED Army Activates.
* 3220 : [19th Army] Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 2 AD Activates.
* 2909 (Tainan) : 25 AF Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : 2 SN Bde Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : 2 SN Bde Deactivates.
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South) : 25th Army Activates.
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South): 25th Army moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 25th Army moves to 2011
* 2011: 25th Army moves to 2012 (Singora)
* 2012 (Singora): 25th Army moves to 2112 (Khota Baru)
* 2112 (Khota Baru): 25th Army moves to 2012 (Singora)
* 2112 (Khota Baru) is now Japanese controlled.
* 2012 (Singora) is now Japanese controlled.
* 2110 (Bangkok): 2 AD moves to 2212 (Saigon)
* 2212 (Saigon): 2 AD moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 2415 (Miri): 2 AD moves to 2715 (Jolo)
* 3220: [19th Army] moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): ED Army moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 2909 (Tainan): 25 AF moves to 3209 (Okinawa)
* 3209 (Okinawa): 25 AF moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): 25 AF moves to 4110 (Marcus)
* 4110 (Marcus): 25 AF moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
- PBM:
* 2715 (Jolo): 2 AD moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3017 (Morotai): 2 AD moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3319 (Biak): 2 AD moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
Totally defensive in 42. Not good for JP!
164 8/21/2021 3:51:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message 14th army eliminated with 24 of 30 hits. They never made it off of the transports!

Allied PBM
13th AF remains at Aitape
5th AF to Cape York
7th AF to Port Moresby
163 8/21/2021 3:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Allies a/n air raid on Hollandia.
30 factors, +3drm for surprise
162 8/21/2021 3:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message You can roll it out and PBM…
161 8/21/2021 3:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Intercept?
160 8/20/2021 11:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 2+2=4 units.
1. XIV corps Wewak to Aitape.
2. 13th AF Aitape, attack Hollandia. [A]
3. 5th AF Lae to Madang, support [A]
4. 7thAF PM to Madang, support [A]
159 8/20/2021 9:37:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #44: 3 / Tokyo Express: Bougainville Reinforcements
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Bonus: The Japanese temporarily gain 2 ASPs that can be used for the duration of this Offensive. Place the Tokyo Express marker in any Japanese controlled hex. See Emergency Supply Routes for the use of this marker.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Event on South (4+1) +2 ASP's
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) : 14th Army Activates.
* 2616 (Tarakan) : [19th Army] Activates.
* 2019 (Tjilatjap) : Korean Army Activates.
* 2212 (Saigon) : South HQ (Agreement) Activates.
* 2909 (Tainan) : CA Takao Activates.
* 2010 : 15th Army Activates.
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): 14th Army moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 2909 (Tainan): CA Takao moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 2616 (Tarakan): [19th Army] moves to 3220
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 3/7 ASP
* 2010: 15th Army moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2019 (Tjilatjap): Korean Army moves to 2108 (Kwai Bridge North)
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 4/7 ASP
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 5/7 ASP
No battles, bty.
158 8/19/2021 12:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 2+2=4 units
1. I corps Wewak to Aitape.
2. XIV corps Rabaul to Wewak.
3. 13th AF Buin to Aitape
4. Marine SF Darwin SR to Rabaul
157 8/18/2021 11:33:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #66: 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:
OPS on CF (2+2)
* 3704 (Hakodate) : [27th Army] Activates.
* 3407 (Kure) : BB Yamato Activates.
* 3407 (Kure) : 25 AF Activates.
* 2909 (Tainan) : 21 AF Activates.
* 3704 (Hakodate): [27th Army] moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 2909 (Tainan): 21 AF moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): 21 AF moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3407 (Kure): 25 AF moves to 2909 (Tainan)
* 3407 (Kure): BB Yamato moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
- PBM:
* 3017 (Morotai): 21 AF moves to 3319 (Biak)
- Bty.
156 8/17/2021 11:47:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #34: 2 / Operation Culverin: Invasion of Sumatra
Activate: Any Joint or Commonwealth HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Contions: Only Commonwealth units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate CPAC HQ: Logistics 2+3=5 units.
1-3. CV Lexington, BB Miss, CA Northampton Oahu SR to Funafuti.
4. CV Wasp Espiritu Santo to Guadalcanal.
5. XIV corps Guadalcanal to Rabaul
155 8/16/2021 6:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change War in Europe value From -1 to -4
154 8/16/2021 6:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #55: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Major 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: 3 1943: 2 1944: 1 1945: No Effect Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Going very poorly here, will attack in Europe...
153 8/16/2021 3:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Not even close.

Allies PBM
CV Enterprise joins BB N. Carolina at Rabaul.
11th AF to Wewak
5th LRB to Darwin
7th AF to Port Moresby
All other air units remain where they are.
BTY
152 8/16/2021 3:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
How soon we forget!
Surprise attack only affects air/naval combat.
The lowly [3SN] has enough firepower to threaten the 1st Marine division with a step loss on a x2 result.

[3SN] defense roll with a +3drm for AA
151 8/16/2021 2:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message File up...
150 8/16/2021 2:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For subs
149 8/16/2021 2:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message OK, back to you for PBM
I'm going back to bunker...
148 8/16/2021 2:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Sub attack.
147 8/16/2021 2:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Surprise attack, everybody very dead.
Sub will go after Enterprise.
146 8/16/2021 2:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Intercept?
145 8/16/2021 2:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #24: 1 / Submarine Attack
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: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 5-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Will play this after no reaction...

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