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345 9/20/2021 10:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Allies use 10 of their 17 hits to flip the CVL San Jacinto.

Allies have 20 hits to assign for battle [A] and 18 hits to assign for battle [C]. Once we know them we will conduct PBM.
344 9/20/2021 10:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
[C] Air/Naval battle over Iwo Jima.
1st - Allies with 36 factors, +1drm
2nd - Japanese with 67 factors
343 9/20/2021 10:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message [C] Air/Naval battle over Iwo Jima
Japanese implement the Kamikaze attack, losing a step from the 50th AF. BB Washington and CV Wasp are flipped.
342 9/20/2021 10:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Allies with 23 hits eliminate the 21st AF.
Japanese with 8 hits do no damage.
341 9/20/2021 10:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
[B] Air/Naval battle over Marcus
1st - Allies with 46 factors, +1drm
2nd - Japan with 16 factors
340 9/20/2021 9:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Allies have a +1drm for battle, so 20 hits vs 14 hits for the Japanese.
12 of our 14 hits flip the CV Lexington.
Let us know which air units you will flip.
339 9/20/2021 9:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
[A] Air/Naval Battle over Kwajalein
1st - Allies with 20 factors.
2nd - Japanese with 28 factors.
338 9/20/2021 9:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Activate Combined Fleet HQ for Reaction: Logistics 3+3=6 IJN units
1. 28th AF Ponape-Maloelap. [A]
2. 51st AF Wake Is.-Wotje. [A]
3. 50th AF Palau Is.-Samar/Leyte-Taihoku-Osaka. [C]
4. CV Soryu Davao-3511. [C]
5. BB Negato Tarakan-Iwo Jima. [C]
6. BB Hiei Saipan-Iwo Jima. [C]
337 9/20/2021 8:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Hi Tom, I hate to nitpick but shouldn’t cards be drawn after you resolve combat and do pbm?
336 9/20/2021 7:53:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
3rd Replacement card for the turn. Replacement for Kamikaze Response card.
335 9/20/2021 7:53:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
2nd extra card for the turn. Replacement for JN25
334 9/20/2021 7:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #62: 2 / Kamikaze Attack
Play prior to one battle of the Offensive that is within 11 hexes of Tokyo (3706) and within extended range of a Japanese air unit. The Japanese player eliminates two Allied naval steps (Japanese player's choice, may not eliminate a unit unless there is no other option), while reducing the Japanese air unit whose range was used one step (even if this would eliminate the air unit). No more than one Kamikaze per battle, but more than one Kamikaze per offensive is allowed. Draw One Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Pilots! To your planes!

The Japanese staff are still working out the details of our reaction. These are all the response cards that will be played for this operation, so I will now draw two replacement cards. These are our 2nd and 3rd card draws for the turn.
333 9/20/2021 7:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #4: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Japanese detect the operation, change the Intel condition to Intercept.
332 9/20/2021 8:44:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #75: 3 / Operation Detachment: Iwo Jima
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 Conditions: An Allied ground unit must make an amphibious move to a hex within 10 hexes of Tokyo or this card may only be used as an OC.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
CPAC activates 11 USN units

1- 2MAW attacks Kwajalein (A)
2- Lexington CV to 4514 attacks Kwajalein (A)
3- Bunker Hill CV to 4112 attacks Marcus (B)
4- Enterprise CV to 4112 attacks Marcus (B)
5- Cowpens CVL to 4112 attacks Marcus (B)
6- Belleau Wood CVL to 4112 attacks Marcus (B)
7- (Essex CV) to 3711 attacks Iwo Jima (C)
8- (M Bde) invades Iwo Jima (C), asp 4/7
9- Wasp CV to 3711 attacks Iwo Jima (C)
10- San Jacinto CVL to 3711 attacks Iwo Jima (C)
11- Washington BB to Iwo Jima (C)
331 9/19/2021 8:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Japanese 7-3 Action will be to use the first of our two PASSES. No file needed, so back the allies.
330 9/19/2021 11:28:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 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:
SWPac activates 5 USN units

- SF Bde invades Kavieng (asp 4/7)
- Wasp CV pbms to Kavieng
- Enterprise CV pbms to Kavieng
- Washington BB pbms to Kavieng
- San Jacinto CVL pbms to Kavieng

Progress of war @ 2.
329 9/17/2021 12:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Allies draw their 1st replacement card for the turn, so both sides have now drawn 1 card.
328 9/17/2021 12:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #7: 2 / US Joint Staff Debate: US Inter-Service Rivalry
Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivalry is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
I am reasonably sure it comes as no surprise that the Japanese Future Offensive card is an allied ISR event. Our future offensive turns out to be a Diplomatic Offensive to restore the Allied ISR condition.
327 9/17/2021 10:51:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #39: 2 / Sextant Conference: Burma Road
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: In addition the Allied player immediately receives 3 Chinese ground and 1 Allied air replacement steps that must be used immediately (cannot be saved) on in supply units. Allied air units can be in the air units in China box. In addition, the Allies may immediately construct the Jarhat Trans Route for no cost. If Jarhat already constructed then either Ledo or Imphal may be constructed. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Now as event.
326 9/17/2021 10:51:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #39: 2 / Sextant Conference: Burma Road

Message from Allies:
325 9/17/2021 10:51:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #39: 2 / Sextant Conference: Burma Road
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: In addition the Allied player immediately receives 3 Chinese ground and 1 Allied air replacement steps that must be used immediately (cannot be saved) on in supply units. Allied air units can be in the air units in China box. In addition, the Allies may immediately construct the Jarhat Trans Route for no cost. If Jarhat already constructed then either Ledo or Imphal may be constructed. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
ISR ends. Jarhat route is built. Replacements are lost. I am pretty busy this weekend and will try to post files during the day.
324 9/17/2021 9:14:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Per sub attack
323 9/17/2021 9:14:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Shokaku sinks. Will draw replacement card and plan next move.
322 9/17/2021 9:13:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Sub attack
321 9/17/2021 9:13:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #78: 1 / Submarine Attack: British X Craft Attack Singapore
Play during an offensive before the beginning of the combat phase, or at the conclusion of the Offensive if no battle hexes are declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-7: Japanese lose one naval step (Allies chooses, can eliminated a unit). 8-9: No Effect. The target naval unit must be inactive and in a non-Japanese Islands port hex. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
X Craft against Shokaku at Truk
320 9/17/2021 9:02:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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

NOTE: Deck will be reshuffled before next deal.Message from Japanese:
Activate South Seas HQ: Logistics 2+1=3 units.
1. 25th army Kwajalein SNT to Truk.
2. 31st army Truk SNT to Palau Is.
3. [18th army] Palau Is. SNT to Samar/Leyte
319 9/16/2021 10:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message Bunker Hill, Cowpens, Lexington, (Essex) to Lae. The rest remain in Eniwetok.
318 9/15/2021 8:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Note that the SS brigade at Midway is now in supply.
317 9/15/2021 8:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Just enough for the x2 result and 18 hits.
All three Marine units are flipped for 16 of the 18 hits.
To you for PBM and posting the files as all the Japanese units are wiped out.
316 9/15/2021 8:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Both sides are x1.
BB Yamato and CV Akagi are eliminated with 60 of your 91 hits.
Allies flip the BB N. Carolina and CV Essex with their 30 hits.

Ground battle at Eniwetok.
Allies have 32 factors, so auto-elim the [37th army]
Japanese defense with 9 factors and +3drm
315 9/15/2021 8:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
South Seas HQ activates 2 units in reaction. BB Yamato and CV Akagi,both at Eniwetok.

1st - Allies with 91 factors, +1drm.
2nd - Japan with 30 factors
314 9/15/2021 8:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Sorry, Wednesday is a crazy day here.

Intel Roll, 0-7 for intercept
313 9/15/2021 8:08:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Message A minor correction: Essex CV moves to 4516. It cannot reach the previous hex posted.
312 9/15/2021 7:55:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive 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:
The Allies do use their FoQ to initiate hostilities though!

One battle (A) at Eniwetok

1. 2. BWood CVL and 3MarDiv invade Eniwetok
3. 4. N Carolina BB and Mar Bde invade Eniwetok
5. 6. Sangamon CVE and 1MarDiv invade Eniwetok
7. Northampton CA to Eniwetok
8. Lexington CV to 4417 attacks Eniwetok
9. Cowpens CVL to 4417 attacks Eniwetok
10. Bunker Hill CV to 4417 attacks Eniwetok
11. Essex CV to 4417 attacks Eniwetok
311 9/14/2021 8:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message Japanese will NOT use their FO card to go first. Allies to initiate hostilities for Sept-Dec '43
310 9/14/2021 8:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message OOPS! Forgot about Combined Fleet HQ. To Saipan.
309 9/14/2021 8:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

308 9/14/2021 8:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Turn 7, Allies Strategic Warfare Roll
307 9/14/2021 8:21:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese Message 10th AD to Manila
[CVL Kaiyo] to Ulithi
[2nd army] to Soerabaja
No army or naval replacements.
306 9/14/2021 11:39:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

305 9/14/2021 11:39:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies End Turn
304 9/14/2021 11:39:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Ending turn and drawing Allied cards.
303 9/14/2021 11:34:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message PBM:

- 13AF SR to Buin
- 5AF SR to Sarong
- 11AF LRB to Lae

End of turn:

- National Status, N/A
- US PWill is unchanged as Progress of War was achieved
- Attrition, SS Bde flips in Midway

T7 starts

Reinforcements:

- +1 ASP to 7
- CV Bunker Hill; CVL Cowpens to Buin
- CVE Sangamon to Lae
- CV Essex, CVL Belleau Wood, 3MarDiv to Oahu

Replacements:

- Ground: unflip 1MarDiv, 3NzDiv, 6CN
- Naval: unflip N Carolina BB
- Air: unflip Aussie Air
302 9/13/2021 3:34:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
As Allied planes did not enter JP AZOI, surprise is achieved.

US shoots first, 14 +4
JP shoots second if still alive
301 9/13/2021 3:32:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Rolling intel as JP are out of cards.
300 9/13/2021 3:27:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Allied Victory
Increase the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 1 1943: 1 1944: 2 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Not a terribly exciting card.

SWPac activates 4 Army units

1- (XIV US corps) invades Buin (asp 3/5)
2- 5AF SR to Lae attacks Kavieng (A)
3- 13AF SR to Lae attacks Kavieng (A)
4. 11AF LRB in Cape York attacks Kavieng (A)
299 9/13/2021 11:59:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #86: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis
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: 0-7: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 8-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Send Combined Fleet HQ from Kure to the turn track.

All done. Now to see what the allies have saved for last!
298 9/13/2021 10:19:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
297 9/13/2021 9:26:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message BB Hiei and CV Junyo to Saipan. Over to the allies.
296 9/13/2021 7:06:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message No damage either way. LRB to Oahu. Back to you for pbm, I will not post a file as I am away from laptop.
295 9/13/2021 7:05:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
The LRB in Midway activates and moves to Johnston Island

JP 24
US 4 needing a crit
294 9/13/2021 7:02:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Intel
293 9/12/2021 11:04:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #21: 3 / Mahatma Gandhi: Worker Strikes in India
Can only be played in reaction to an Offensive activated by the SEAC HQ. Cancels a SEAC HQ offensive and the Allies must reduce one full strength Indian Corps (cannot eliminate a reduced unit, if none available, no additional effect). Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Activate South Seas HQ: Logistics 3+2=5 IJN units
1. CV Junyo Saipan to Midway. [A]
2. BB Hiei Kwajalein to Midway. [A]
3. SS Brigade Truk AA vs Midway. [A] 1/2 ASP
4. 21st AF Kwajalein-Wake Is.-Marcus
5. 27th AF Marcus-Wake Is.-Kwajalein
292 9/11/2021 7:50:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Change War in Europe value From -3 to -1
291 9/11/2021 7:50:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #66: 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:
For the event.
290 9/10/2021 10:04:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Activate South Seas HQ: Logistics 1+2=3 Army units
1. [8th AD] Gasmata to Kavieng.
2. 14th army Rabaul SNT to Saipan.
3. [27th army] Saipan SNT to Rabaul.

No battles, no PBM
289 9/10/2021 10:16:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Japanese replacement card for JN25.
288 9/10/2021 10:14:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message CVL Hermes eliminated, no loss to the Japanese.
[3SN] is overrun by the 2nd Marine division, no loss.

Japanese PBM.
BB Negato to Tarakan.
CA Takao to Samar/Leyte.
APD Kamikaze returns to Truk.
50th AD remains at Palau.
23rd AF to Iwo Jima.
287 9/10/2021 10:11:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Air/Naval battle at Vogelkop.
Allies with 2 factors.
Japanese have 52 factors, enough to ensure the sinking of the CVL Hermes.
286 9/10/2021 10:05:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #49: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Activate Combined Fleet HQ in reaction: Logistics 2+3=5 IJN units.
1-2. BB Nagato & CA Takao CA to Vogelkop. [A]
3. APD Kamikaze Truk to Vogelkop. [A]
4. 23AF in Palau, [A]
5. 50AF in Iwo Jima to Palau. [A]
285 9/9/2021 3:29:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 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:
ANZAC HQ activates 3 USN/CW units

1- 1Mar Div attacks Vogelkop (A)
2- Hermes CVL to 3119, attacks Vogelkop (A)
3- (2Mar Div) takes Lae

Progress of War @ 3.
284 9/9/2021 11:26:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message The allies have had success with every Strategic Submarine Warfare roll. It appears that your Submarine Attacks will enjoy the same success.

No changes to our PBM. Carry on.
283 9/9/2021 10:56:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Per sub card.
282 9/9/2021 10:53:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Sub roll.
281 9/9/2021 10:53:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #61: 1 / Submarine Attack: Darter-Dace
Play during an Offensive prior to combat against any active Japanese naval units or against any active Japanese naval unit if no battle hexes are declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-4: Japanese lose one naval step* 5-7: Japanese lose two naval steps* (can eliminate a unit) 8-9: No Effect. *Japanese chooses Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Subs on the hunt always.
280 9/9/2021 10:32:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #10: 3 / 2nd Operational Phase: Solomon Island Expansion
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: May only be played as an event if the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker is on its Strategic Agreement side.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Activate South Seas HQ: Logistics 3+2=5 IJN units.
1. CA Aoba Rabaul to Samar/Leyte.
2. 2SN from Ponape to Samar/Leyte.
3. 28th AF Baka to Ponape.
4. SS from Wake Is. to Truk.
5. 51st AF from Ulithi to Wake Is.

No battles, no PBM
279 9/8/2021 7:58:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #19: 2 / Weather: Monsoon Rains Cancel Offensive
Allied Offensive is canceled. All units are placed back at their starting locations. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
We are going to rain-out your operation. No Operation, No Transport Route, Allied ISR continues.

We are working out the details of our next card play now.
278 9/8/2021 9:18:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message The Jarhat transroute is constructed as well.
277 9/8/2021 9:14:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #33: 2 / Quadrant Conference: Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated. Bonus: 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. In addition, the Allies may immediately construct the Jarhat Trans Route for no cost. If Jarhat already constructed the either Ledo or Imphal can be constructed.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
SWPac activates 5 air/ground units. ISR ends.

1- 2Mar Div attacks Vogelkop (A)
2- 11AF LRB to Biak attacks Vogelkop (A)
3- 2MAW in Mili attacks Kwajalein (B)
4- 1MAW to Mili attacks Kwajalein (B)
5- 11AF SR to Namu attacks Kwajalein (B)
276 9/7/2021 9:41:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Japanese 6-2

Japanese will use their PASS here.

BTY, no file for this.
275 9/6/2021 10:20:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Lexington and (N Carolina) remain in Gili Gili, Northampton goes back to Guadalcanal.
274 9/6/2021 9:52:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Replacement for JN25
273 9/6/2021 9:50:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message No, 28th AF to Baka instead.
272 9/6/2021 9:49:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message 16 of 18 hits to flip the BB N. Carolina.

PBM
[CV Shokaku] returns to Truk.
CA Aoba returns to Rabaul.
28th AF to Green.
271 9/5/2021 10:03:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Japanese get 1/2 result for 18 hits.
Allies get x1 result for 12 hits.
I assume you will flip the CV.

I will consult with my staff to determine how we apply our 18 hits and our PBM.
270 9/5/2021 9:59:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
Air/Naval Battle at Woodlark.
1st - Allies with 12 factors, +1drm
2nd - Japanese with 36 factors
269 9/5/2021 9:54:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #70: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Japanese change Intel to Intercept.
South Seas HQ activates 3 units in reaction.
1. 28th AF @Woodlark, [A]
2. CA Aoba Rabaul to Woodlark, [A]
3. CV Shokaku Truk to Kavieng, [A]
268 9/5/2021 8:30:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Nope, so over to you for PBM.
267 9/5/2021 8:30:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
SR roll for Gili-Gili.
0-3 required to create a battle hex.
266 9/5/2021 3:29:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #49: 1 / Roosevelt Threatens Chungking: Chinese Army 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: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
As OC, CPAC activates 4 USN units. All from Guadalcanal go to Gili Gili:

- N Carolina BB
- Lexington CV
- Northampton CA
- M Mar Bde

265 9/4/2021 2:55:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Again, wrong set of final orders.
Only 4 units, 14th army remains at Rabaul.
[35th army] to Davao.

264 9/4/2021 2:50:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #23: 2 / Operation RE: Attack on Milne Bay
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Elite Units: The Japanese player gains a +1 ground combat die modifier if any brigade size ground units are involved in a ground combat during this Offensive.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
Activate South Seas HQ: Logistics 2+2=4 units
[33rd army] to Balikpapan.
14th army to Davao.
[18th army] to Palau Is.
[19th army] to Ulithi.
[35th army] to Saipan.
263 9/3/2021 6:10:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Sorry for the SR mistake. Move stands, there is no battle so naval units remain in their position. Will post logs later.
262 9/2/2021 5:09:00 PM May-Aug 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:
SWPac activates 4 units:

1- 2Mar division to Sarong

2- Washington BB to Sarong

3- Wasp CV to 3318 covers Sarong

4- Enterprise CV to 3318 covers Sarong

All fight in Sarong if a SR is triggered.
261 9/2/2021 1:21:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Oh, yeah. We are NOT playing our FO card to go first.

Allies are up!
260 9/2/2021 1:15:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

259 9/2/2021 1:10:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Success, so Japanese now have 3 ASPs, will draw 6 cards and have one PASS to the allies 7 cards.
258 9/2/2021 1:09:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
Turn 6 Allies Strategic Submarine Warfare.
257 9/2/2021 1:09:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 6 to 4
256 9/2/2021 1:04:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Japanese turn 6 R&R

50th AF to Iwo Jima
51st AF to Ulithi
9th AD to Bangkok

1 Division from China to rebuild [28th army] at Manila.
1 Division from China to rebuild [15th army] at Tarakan.
255 8/31/2021 9:42:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Sorry, a small correction. We overlooked that we could unflip the corps in Kusaie.
254 8/31/2021 9:20:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

253 8/31/2021 9:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies End Turn
252 8/31/2021 9:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Will end turn and draw cards
251 8/31/2021 9:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change US Political Will From 7 to 6
250 8/31/2021 9:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Last part was Enterprise to Hollandia in PBM
249 8/31/2021 9:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Had logged already the previous events.

In PBM:

Washington, Miss, Wasp in Biak
Lexington, N Carol, Northampton to Guadalcanal

End of turn actions:

National Status N/A
Political Will down 1 to 6 due to lack of PoW
Attrition: 3SN, Kiwis, and Aussie air flip

Turn ends

T6 reinforcements.

CVE is not diverted
St Jacinto CVL to Darwin
Mass BB and XXIV corps to Hollandia
SEAC LRB and Chindits to Rangoon

We will do replacements because we have enough

Indomitable CV
XI corps
Northampton CA

Enterprise to Hollandia
248 8/31/2021 9:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
CVE diversion roll
247 8/31/2021 7:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message 22af is shot down as well.

PBM will follow with end of turn and our reinforcements.
246 8/31/2021 7:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
0


Message from Allies:
In a/n combat both battles A and B result in auto kills thanks to the net +4 drm for the USN.

Battle C follows

US 22 +3 for surprise (no air units)
JP shoots back if still alive

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