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245 8/31/2021 6:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message CPAC HQ activates 8 USN units

1- CV Wasp to Biak (A)
2- BB Washington to Biak (A)
3- BB Mississippi to Biak (A)
4- 2Mar Division invades Biak (A) asp (4/5)
5- CV Lexington attacks Adm Islands (B)
6- CV Enterprise attacks Adm Islands (B)
7- BB North Carolina attacks Green Island (C)
8- (CA Northampton) attacks Green Island (C)
244 8/31/2021 2:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #13: 3 / Operation Watchtower: Guadalcanal Invasion
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Intelligence: Surprise Attack Conditions: A maximum of one ground unit may be activated for this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Will lay out the details later.
243 8/30/2021 4:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message CL Tenyru fails to do damage and has no chance of surviving the 100+ factors of return fire.

PBM
28 AF moves to -Truk-Rabaul-Woodlark.
CV Akagi moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
CA Aoba moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
242 8/30/2021 4:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
Japanese capture Wake Island without loss.

CL Tenyru sneaks into the Guadalcanal Harbor and shells the airstrip, attempting to hit some planes. Needs a '9' to flip one.
241 8/30/2021 4:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Japanese:
Marine Air unit is destroyed on the ground by surprise attack. Ground combat follows.

1st - SS Brigade with 6 factors and +4drm.
2nd - Allies with 2 factors and +3drm
240 8/30/2021 4:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Got it! So the picture is correct. Thanks Tom.
239 8/30/2021 3:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #28: 3 / Big Tokyo Express Operation: Battle of Cape Esperance
Acitvation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only one ground unit (of any size) may be activated. Bonus: 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:
Here is what it SHOULD be!

Activate South Seas HQ: Logistics 4+2=6 navy units.
1. CL Tenryu to Guadalcanal. [A]
2. CV Akagi to Wake Is. [B]
3. CA Aobo Saipan to Wake Is. [B]
4. SS Bde Wewak AA vs Wake Is. [B] 1/2 ASP.
5. 28th AF Iwo Jima-Guam-Ponape-Eniwetok. [B]
6. 22nd AF Gili-Gili to Green.

Place the Tokyo Express Marker in Kwajalein
238 8/30/2021 3:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #28: 3 / Big Tokyo Express Operation: Battle of Cape Esperance

Message from Japanese:
We had a couple of operations under consideration. It appears I cut and pasted the wrong one into the Journal.
237 8/30/2021 3:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Tom, check CSW. Dave pointed out an inconsistency between the journal and the picture.
236 8/30/2021 2:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Surprise! Go ahead and resolve.
235 8/30/2021 2:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Intel roll on Wake invasion.
234 8/30/2021 2:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #28: 3 / Big Tokyo Express Operation: Battle of Cape Esperance
Acitvation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only one ground unit (of any size) may be activated. Bonus: 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:
Activate South Seas HQ: Logistics 4+2=6 navy units.
1. CL Tenryu to Guadalcanal. [A]
2. CV Akagi to Wake Is. [B]
3-4. BB Yamato and SS Bde to Wake Is. 1/2 ASP. [B]
5-6. 27th and 28th AF to Eniwetok. [B]

Place the Tokyo Express Marker in Kwajalein
233 8/29/2021 8:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message With reaction that would have been more exciting! JP air is shot down. 13AF units PBM into GC, rest go to original spots.
232 8/29/2021 8:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
1


Message from Allies:
Air combat over Buin

US 26 +4 for surprise, 1943, and shoots first
JP shoots second if alive
231 8/29/2021 7:46:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Surprise attack! Go ahead and resolve it.
230 8/29/2021 7:46:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Intel Roll: 0-5 for Intercept.
229 8/28/2021 5:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Operations #40: 3 / Operation Dexterity: New Britain Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if US SW HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
SWPac activates 5 USAAF units, all attack Bougainville.

13AF LRB and 11AF LRB to Cape York
5AF LRB in Cape York
13AF SR to Guadalcanal
10AF LRB in Nauru
228 8/28/2021 8:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #53: 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:
Activate South HQ: Logistics 3+1=4 army units.
1. [17th army] Saigon to 2011.
2. [Kor army] Miri SNT to Bangkok
3. [16th army] Soerabaja SNT to Saigon.
4. [3rd AD] Bangkok to Singora
227 8/26/2021 1:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #64: 2 / Tradewind Taskforce: Morotai Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
SEAC activates 4 units

15BR and (1 Ind) to 2010
66CN to Rangoon
4 Ind to Akyab
226 8/26/2021 9:41:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #5: 2 / Japanese Aircraft Production Efficiency: War Crime
2 Air Replacements: The Japanese receive 2 air replacement steps. These steps may be used immediately or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
[7th AD] to Sasebo
[8th AD] to Gasmata
225 8/25/2021 10:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #56: 2 / Typhoon Taskforce: New Guinea: Vogelkop Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
SEAC activates 4 units.

33BR, 15BR and (1Ind) move to Kwai south.
Warspite moves to Rangoon.

No battles, no pbm.
224 8/25/2021 6:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Yes, battles have gone sideways for Japan. We are discussing next moves.
223 8/24/2021 11:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Japanese PBM to.....

Oh, wait. There were no survivors. Every man and plane was lost.

I reviewed the log to make sure I was not paranoid. We have had 18 battles where both of us could do damage and rolled dice.
In 9 of those 18 battles the allies have rolled '8' or '9'.
In 15 of those 18 battles the Japanese have rolled 4 or less.
In fact, the 'mean' value of those 18 rolls for the Japanese is '2', while for the allies it is between 7 and 8. Very one sided.
222 8/24/2021 6:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message USN pbms back to Guadalcanal.
221 8/24/2021 6:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Not a good day at all for the IJA. Allies inflict 64 hits, wiping out the ED and the 38 armies. They manage to flip one Allied unit. I assume it is the Marines.

AUS Air would be overstacked if it remained there so it PBMs to Madang, and will be OOS. The stack in Buna will also be OOS.


220 8/24/2021 6:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
9


Message from Allies:
Well it was the other crit... 8ad is shot down, no losses to Allies.

Ground combat

JP 36 -2 for rough
AL 32
219 8/24/2021 6:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
9


Message from Allies:
Buna a/n combat

JP 8 needs a crit
AL 42


218 8/24/2021 6:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Marines and sailors hear all the fun, games, girls and rock&roll is happening at Buna Beach...

ANZAC HQ activates 4 USN/AUS units

- AUS AF in place
- 1Mar Div to Buna (A), ASPs 3/5
- BB Washington to Buna
- BB N Carolina to Buna
217 8/24/2021 11:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allies made intel. We will discuss options now.
216 8/24/2021 11:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Intel
215 8/24/2021 11:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
Flip the 1st Ind corps at the massacre outside Rangoon.

Activate South Seas HQ for 5 activations.
1. 38th army Lae to Buna. [A]
2. ED army PM to Buna. [A]
3. 4th AD Kavieng to Lae. [A]
4. 25th army Gili-Gili SNT to Kwajalein.
5. [19th army] Kwajalein SNT to Gili-Gili.
214 8/23/2021 4:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message And Koreans take some CW with them. The 1 Ind is unreplaceable so maybe you prefer that to the big CW corps. You can implement on your next log.

In pbm, Warspite to Colombo and SEAC SR to Rangoon.
213 8/23/2021 4:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
a/n bombardment with surprise inflicts 24 hits, killing the 15 army. In ground combat, CW stack has 48 factors enough to auto kill the flipped Korean Army. It gets to shoot back though.
212 8/23/2021 4:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Combat A CW a/n bombardment. With surprise it is 24 factors +3.
211 8/23/2021 3:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Picked a bad time to roll a '7'.
Allies achieve surprise, go ahead and resolve it.
210 8/23/2021 3:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
Intel roll. Need 0-6 for Intercept
209 8/23/2021 12:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #29: 2 / Operation Toenails: New Georgia Invasion
Actiavte: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Artillery Support: During all battles for this Offensive, the Allies receive a +1 die roll modifier during Ground combat.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
SEAC HQ activates 5 units, all attack Kwai north (A)


- BR33
- BR15
- Ind1
- SEAC SR to Rangoon
- Warspite to Kwai north
208 8/23/2021 11:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Next move follows in an hour or so.
207 8/23/2021 11:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #22: 2 / Orde Wingate: Chindits
Cancel the activation of one Japanese ground unit that activated in Burma or Northern India (Allied player's choice). Place the deactivated unit back in its starting hex. 77 SF Bde: The Allies gain the 77 Special Forces Brigade as a reinforcement during the next game turn (it cannot be delayed). Place the unit on the game turn track as a reminder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
It took us a while to think our next move through. The Imperials were having too much fun with the IJA to let them go without saying goodbye.

15 army remains in Kwai North.
206 8/22/2021 1:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #32: 3 / Operation I-Go: Air Offensive
Acitvation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air units may be activated. Air Shuttle: The Japanese gain a +1 die roll modification during air-naval combat if the battle is within 6 hexes of an inactive Japanese CV or CVL naval unit.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Activate South HQ: Logistics 3+1-1=3 army units.
1. 38th army Singapore SNT to Lae.
2. 15th army Kwai River North SNT to Bangkok.
3. [Kor army] Kwai River North SNT to Miri.
205 8/21/2021 12:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Per sub doctrine
204 8/21/2021 12:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #80: 1 / New Submarine Doctrine: Japanese Escort Destruction Priority
The Japanese lose all Submarine Warfare modifiers, except defective torpedoes, for the remainder of the game. Remove the Japanese escort marker from the game. The play of this card supersedes the Event Bonus on Japanese cards 37 and 38 for the remainder of the game, even if they have not yet been played. . Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
As event.
203 8/21/2021 10:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message After much discussion, the Japanese will use their PASS here.
202 8/20/2021 3:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #19: 2 / Anakim Operation: Burma Offensive
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: Only ground and air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
SEAC HQ activates 3 units

- 1Ind to Rangoon
- SEAC SR to Akyan
- London CA to Rangoon

No battles, no PBM
201 8/19/2021 8:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message We both do 0.5x, so the attack bounces back. Checking rules for retreat directions. Will consult with staff on how to apply the hits. I imagine you apply hits to the US corps.
200 8/19/2021 8:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
2


Message from Allies:
JP (7ad) is shot down

Buna ground combat

JP 36 -2 for terrain
AL 31
199 8/19/2021 8:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
7


Message from Allies:
Buna a/n battle

JP 4 needs a crit
AL 23 +1 for 1943
198 8/19/2021 8:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message US SWPac HQ reacts with 4 army units.

- 5AF SR (@ long range), 11 AF LRB and 13 AF LRB fight in Buna

- XIV corps moves into Buna
197 8/19/2021 3:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Intel condition
196 8/19/2021 3:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #63: 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:
Activate South Seas HQ: Logistics 2+2=4 army units.
1. 35th army Lae to Buna. [A]
2. ED army PM to Buna. [A]
3. [7th AD] Sarong-Biak-Wewak. [A] at extended range.
4. [18th army] Buin SR to PM.
195 8/18/2021 3:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
CPAC activates 4 army units

- XIV corps lands in 3923 (asp 2/5)
- 13AF LRB strat moves Funafuti-GC-Buna-Cape York-Townsville
- 11AF LRB strat moves Kusaie-GC-Buna-Cape York-Cairns
- 5AF LRB strat moves Tarawa-Nauru-GC-Buna-Cape York
194 8/18/2021 11:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Sorry just saw you stated we go first.
193 8/18/2021 10:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Hi Tom, so then we are correct in assuming you do not play your FoQ to move first?
192 8/18/2021 9:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

191 8/18/2021 9:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Subs hit again, so Japanese are down to 4 ASPs, 6 cards, one PASS this turn. That is not in the log file I posted, so you can update those markers with your first action.
190 8/18/2021 9:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Allies Strategic Submarine Warfare.
No drm, so successful on 0-5
189 8/18/2021 9:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 8 to 6
188 8/18/2021 9:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Japanese use two divisions from China to flip the armies at Lae and Truk to full strength. I will roll the subs now and draw cards. Allies will go first.

In a bit of a rush right now, but don't want to keep the game waiting.
187 8/17/2021 5:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

186 8/17/2021 5:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies End Turn
185 8/17/2021 5:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allied replacements:

2 ground: 33BR and X Mar Bde
Air: 5AF SR in Cape York
Naval:Northampton CA appears flipped in Funafuti
Chinese 5army flips back

184 8/17/2021 5:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Japanese turn 5 reinforcements.
28th AF to Iwo Jima.
8th AD and [33rd army] to Kavieng.
183 8/17/2021 12:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message No diversion. PTO first!
182 8/17/2021 12:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
7


Message from Allies:
Divert to Europe from WiE on a 0-3:

San Jacinto CVL
XXIV US corps


181 8/17/2021 12:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message - T5 Allied reinforcements

- Allies ASPs to 5
- 4 Ind corps, London CA and 14AF LRB to Dacca
- 2MAW to Mili
- 2Mar Div and Washington BB to Guadalcanal

Rolling next for delays
180 8/17/2021 12:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message - National status, N/A
- PWill, N/A
- Attrition, N/A

End of T4
179 8/16/2021 8:06:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message SR roll fails, so Namu is taken. Progress of War is made.

I will close up the turn tomorrow, up to and including our reinforcements for next turn.

A pretty eventful turn!
178 8/16/2021 8:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
2


Message from Allies:
Namu SR and intel condition. Need a 4 or less on each to succeed.
177 8/16/2021 8:04:00 PM 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:
Just a 2OC...

CPAC HQ activates 5

SF Bde invades Namu (asp 4/4)
NCarol BB to Namu
Lexington, Enterprise and Wasp to 4618

All naval units will fight at Namu if battle ensues.

As Japan is out of cards I will take the liberty to roll the SR and intel conditions.
176 8/16/2021 6:37:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
175 8/16/2021 2:15:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
174 8/16/2021 11:35:00 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:
Activate Combined Fleet HQ: Logistics 2+3=5 army units
1. 14th army Manila to Rabaul.
2. [18th army] Tokyo to Bougainville.
3. [27th army] Hakodate to Saipan.
4. 1st AD Manila to Biak.
5. Sorry, no more army units to move!
173 8/15/2021 4:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message In Allied PBM, all units move to Guadalcanal.
172 8/15/2021 3:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Both Allied cruisers are eliminated with no loss to the Japanese. There is no air/naval battle at Guadalcanal and the 1st Marine division eliminates the Japanese [4th SN] on any die roll with no possible loss. There are no allied air/naval units at Ponape so the Marine brigade is flipped an must PBM.

Japanese PBM:
23rd AF returns to Palau Is.
22nd AF remains at Gili-Gili
APD Kamikaze to Truk
171 8/15/2021 3:21:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
air/naval battle at Port Moresby.
Allies have no air units, so no damage possible.
Japanese fire with 36 factors.
170 8/15/2021 3:19:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
Air/Naval battle at Kwajalein.
Allied attack with 6 factors, needs a critical hit
Japanese with 33 factors get at least 8 hits to eliminate the CA N. Orleans.

169 8/15/2021 3:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Activate South Seas HQ in Reaction: Logistics 2+2=4 navy units.
1. 22nd AF Port Moresby to Gili-Gili. [B]
2. 23rd AF Palau Is - Lae, support [B]
3. APD Kamikaze Biak to Ponape [D]
4. 2SN Gili-Gili AA vs Ponape. 1/3 ASP [D]
168 8/14/2021 11:36:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message The landing at Mili by the Marine Special Forces is undetected. However, the landing of the Marine Brigade at Ponape IS detected and a battle hex is created there, plus the Japanese are successful at changing the Intel condition to Intercept.

Tomorrow is Sunday, a slow day for Japanese staff communications. Not much to discuss with only 4 possible activations in reaction, so hope to have something posted 12-18 hours from now.
167 8/14/2021 11:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

9
3
3


Message from Japanese:
Let's roll all the dice at once and see if the Japanese need to think about a reaction move at all.
All rolls successful on 0-6

1st - SR for Mili/4916
2nd - SR for Ponape/4316
3rd - Intel Condition
166 8/14/2021 5:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #72: 2 / Halsey: Carrier Raids on Japan
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4. Bonus: If during the offensive a US carrier naval unit declares a battle in a Japanese Island hex, unless the Japanese immediately play a weather card, the Allies randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
CPAC HQ activates 10 units

- (N Orleans CA) attacks Kwajalein (A)
- Northampton CA attacks Port Moresby (B )
- Wasp, Enterprise, Lexington CVs attack GC (C)
- Missisipi and N Carolina BBs attack GC (C)
- 1Mar Div from E Santo invades Guadalcanal (C) ASP 1/4
- X Mar Bde invades Ponape ASP 2/4
- SF Mar Bde invades Mili ASP 3/4
165 8/13/2021 5:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message The lone survivor, 1st AD, PBMs to Manila.
You can implement that with your next move file.
164 8/13/2021 3:35:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Per Coast Watchers. I forgot to mark the draw on the track Tom.
163 8/13/2021 3:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message In pbm, SEAC SR goes to Rangoon, ships go to Colombo.
162 8/13/2021 3:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I assume JP flips the big CW corps.
161 8/13/2021 3:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message JP attackers inflict 18 hits on defenders, CW defenders inflict 36 hits.

Both JP armies are flipped, One CW defender flips. The attack bounces back.
160 8/13/2021 3:16:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Allies:
Sorry, wrong window

Battle A @ Rangoon, ground combat

JP 36 -1 jungle
CW 36
159 8/13/2021 3:16:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Battle A @ Rangoon, ground combat

JP 36 -1 jungle
CW 36
158 8/13/2021 3:14:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Critical hits all around. 5ad is shot down. Indomitable CV flips.
157 8/13/2021 3:14:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
9


Message from Allies:
A lot of flying around, not effects on either side

Battle B a/n

JP 5ad at long range, 11
CW Indomitable CV + Warspite BB, 24
156 8/13/2021 3:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Allies:
Battle A, a/n combat

JP 1ad at long range, 10
CW SEAC SR from Mandalay, 10
155 8/13/2021 3:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Sorry, three units of course.
154 8/13/2021 3:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message SEAC HQ reacts with four units

SEAC SR flies to Mandalay and participates in Battle A

Indomitable to 1807 and Warspite to Rangoon fight in Battle B
153 8/13/2021 2:20:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #8: 1 / Australian Coast Watchers
Intelligence: Intercept. Conditions: Can only be played if Japanese air or naval units are activated for the current Offensive. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
These Australian Coast Watchers have a hell of an eyesight!
152 8/13/2021 12:50:00 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:
Activate South HQ: Logistics 4+1-1=4 army units.
1-2. Kor army and 28th army Kwai River North attack Rangoon. [A]
3. 1st AD Clark field - Canton - Hanoi, support [A]
4. 5th AD Singora - Bangkok, attack 2007. [B]
151 8/12/2021 4:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Bah! Not enough practice I guess. Missed.
Replacement card.
150 8/12/2021 4:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
0-4 required to score a hit.
149 8/12/2021 4:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #75: 1 / Submarine Attack
During an offensive before the beginning of the combat phase 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:
The I-Boats are out, looking for targets. At last!
148 8/12/2021 2:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
CPAC HQ activates 5 units

- Lexington, Enterprise and (N Orleans) SM to Funafuti
- BB Miss to Funafuti
- BB N Carolina to E Santo

No battles, no PBM.


147 8/12/2021 11:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Japanese have 81 factors. They will get at least 41 hits and eliminate both allied units with 36 hits.

PBM:
CV Soryu to Davao
BB Negato, CA Takao and CVL Ryujo to Miri
BB Kongto to Singapore
CA Mogami to Saigon
23rd AF returns to Palau Is.
146 8/12/2021 6:34:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message You achieve surprise. Go ahead with pbm.

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