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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
77 8/21/2021 6:14:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Still up?
76 8/16/2021 3:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Up to you to play offensive card
75 8/12/2021 5:38:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Applied losses and made PBM.

file up.

Up to you
74 8/12/2021 2:34:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message 12 allied damage so one of the planes gets stepped

21 japan damage so washington gets stepped

I believe this cancells the allied invasion. No PBM from me
73 8/12/2021 2:32:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
5


Message from Japanese:
resolving air naval battle C

JP
AP
72 8/12/2021 2:32:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message your air unit dies, no damage to me
71 8/12/2021 2:31:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
0


Message from Japanese:
Air battle B

JP
AP
70 8/12/2021 2:31:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message my guy there dies, no damage to your guy. resolving battle B next
69 8/12/2021 2:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from Japanese:
ground battle A, no DRM for either side

JP
AP


68 8/12/2021 2:29:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message air unit joins battle C instead not A
67 8/12/2021 2:26:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message activate combined fleet hq, army air unit in wewak to battle A. resolving battles now
66 8/12/2021 2:26:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
activation intelligence roll
65 8/11/2021 4:35:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Sorry wrong game :)
64 8/11/2021 4:35:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Intelligence Roll for reaction
63 8/9/2021 8:38:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
Remember to place your reinfm they are on turn track

Activate SW Pac HQ

6 activations

1) Marine Air suicides vs Rabaul to block the stack
2) Ground attack Lae
3) AA and attack in Buna

up to you for reaction

file up
62 8/9/2021 2:15:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message planes take losses and all the boys to rabul. you're offensive

61 8/7/2021 2:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I think you forgot to add your reinf and you also had reps that could use on the not dotted units: 2 Air and 2 Naval for all the game

60 8/7/2021 2:37:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message That was very lucky

AP: 78 hits
JP: 22 hits

Done mine and done PBM, file up
59 8/7/2021 2:36:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
8


Message from Allies:
Reaction move activate ANZAQ HQ to bring some air help

Battle JP 83 vs AP 78...that's a BATTLE!!!

JP
AP
58 8/7/2021 2:29:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Intelligence roll
57 8/7/2021 8:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message and I mixed up my HQ's again, meant to use COMBINED FLEET not south seas hq because combined fleet is the higher logistics value. Its all correct in the log
56 8/7/2021 8:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I'm sorry, I meant to click PLAY AS EVENT because I used the logistic value. So the last card was played as EC not OC
55 8/7/2021 8:35:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
south seas HQ, can activate 9 units

all truk units + buna air unit + naichi + aoba activate and move to gili gili, battle hex in gili gili

air unit in green activates but moves to vogelkop
54 8/7/2021 8:27:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message PBM done, 3NZ goes to Buin

Up to you for first card, file up
53 8/7/2021 7:39:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message He goes home to rabul*
52 8/7/2021 7:39:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Activate Tenryu to biak, then in pbm he goes home to biak. no naval units there so offensive is auto cancelled.
51 8/7/2021 7:33:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
From reaction card
50 8/7/2021 7:32:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #49: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Become intelligent at biak
49 8/7/2021 6:52:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
SR for biak
48 8/3/2021 8:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
Activate Anaz HQ

Invasion of Biak, you can't use Savo but you can do a special reaction roll to declare that a battle hex and then an intelligence roll. 4 or less to succeed

file up
47 8/2/2021 6:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 3 cards.

46 8/2/2021 6:06:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I think this mean you draw one card less because it is

0 =< d10 - TG +1 (1942) is zero
45 8/2/2021 5:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Submarine Warfare
44 8/2/2021 5:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

43 8/2/2021 5:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message file up with my reinf and reps

I moved your fleet in Gil because they could not stay after after attacks, but feel free to move them to another lcoation

file up
42 8/2/2021 5:56:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies End Turn
41 8/2/2021 2:31:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
40 8/2/2021 2:26:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
39 8/2/2021 2:20:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Rabul* not biak


38 8/2/2021 2:12:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message no pbm all ships back to biak over to allies offensive

airplane location corrected in log to madang (see earlier log entry)
37 8/2/2021 1:58:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message 53vs50 hits, you win but I still retain the control of the hex because you didn't bring any land troops.

I already applied your hits, you had little choice

I did my PBM, you have to condutc yours

file up
36 8/2/2021 1:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
AP Defense 50
35 8/2/2021 1:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
JP Attack 53
34 8/2/2021 1:46:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Inteligence Roll 7 or less
33 8/1/2021 7:04:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #35: 3 / Operation KE: Guadalcanal Evacuation
Choose a Japanese occupied coastal hex. Up to 3 Japanese ground units in the chose hex and all adjacent hexes (that do not have to be coastal hexes) may conduct strategic naval movement (with no amphibious shipping points required) from these hexes to any single friendly port hex. No battles may be initiated. The move is unaffected by Allied air ZOI, however all other conditions for a strategic naval move apply.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
play for operations

Activate the 3 planes

plane in the northwest moves to madang via biak

activate tenru , aoba, naichi

battle hex in gili gili, all activated units fight there

US roll for intelligence or reactiom next
32 8/1/2021 6:59:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message so for log purposes the reaction roll will count as a failed intelligence roll making the savo play illegal
31 8/1/2021 6:58:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to deck #29: 3 / Combined Fleet: Battle of Santa Cruz
OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
30 8/1/2021 6:58:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #17: 2 / Japanese Counterattack at Savo Island

Message from Japanese:
29 7/31/2021 7:53:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Actually I wasn't totally sure and I had to check to the rules and 7.27 says

To make this Special Reaction the Reaction player must make a successful intelligence die roll (play of a Reaction card cannot be used; however the 2 ZOI modifier applies)

So you couldn't use the Savo Reaction Card Actually. Sorry for not having spotting out, but was the first time for me as well in that situation.

So the hex is conquered because you failed intelligence roll and now it's up to you to play your second card. You should take back Savo from discard pile and discard back to the deck the card you drew.
28 7/30/2021 7:22:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message I win, but in the most wet noodle way possible. No damage to either side and the landing units are turned around. My units stay in their hex, USA to conduct PBM
27 7/30/2021 7:19:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
0


Message from Japanese:
air battle at Savo

AP die 1
JP die 2

JP attack 26 vs allied attack 20
26 7/30/2021 7:18:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
card from savo play
25 7/30/2021 7:18:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #17: 2 / Japanese Counterattack at Savo Island
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Intercept. Conditions: Either air or naval units may be activated, but not both. Japanese Night Fighting Advantage: Japanese CA, CL and APD naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for all battles fought during the current Offensive. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
event, reaction.

activate both air units at biak + the south seas HQ
24 7/30/2021 6:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
rolling for special reaction, success 4 or less
23 7/30/2021 6:34:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #44: 2 / Operation Squarepeg: Green Is. Invasion
Activate: Anzac HQ only. Logistic Value: 2 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but the only ground unit that can be activated is the 3rd NZ division.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate Anzac and 3 units

Invasion of Bouganville, you can try a special reaction roll because it is an airbase. See rule 7.27 (like intelligence conditions, success on 4 or less, but it is still a surprise attack so that you have roll again for intelligence conditions in order to change that into intercept

file up
22 7/30/2021 1:58:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
5


Message from Japanese:
battle hex D

Dice 1 JP
Dice 2 AP

JP 20 vs AP 2
21 7/30/2021 1:58:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from Japanese:
battle hex C

dice 1 JP
dice 2 AP

JP 30 vs AP 3
20 7/30/2021 1:57:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
battle hex B allied dice, forgot to roll 2
19 7/30/2021 1:56:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
battle hex B

dice 1 JP
dice 2 AP

JP 40 vs AP 4
18 7/30/2021 1:54:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
0


Message from Japanese:
Battle hex A (singapore)

dice 1 JP
dice 2 AP

JP attack: 46
AP attack: 6
17 7/29/2021 9:17:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message (last message I promise) forgot the tenryu was left out of the battle so it sayed in Rabul. Therefore all the ships go to rabul NOT lae in PBM.
16 7/29/2021 9:08:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message aaaand I forgot about the AUS air. Geez, today aint my day.

step losses are first going to the aus air, Northampton and North Carolina (8+16+10 = 34)

next the North Carolina sinks (16)

50 total damage

airplanes to green

ships to lae

Corrected file up. Sorry for the messy log



15 7/29/2021 9:02:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Wow, that adds to 40 not 50. I'm dumb. Also your carriers were already stepped that I didn't initially realize were stepped. So a few things change:

The ACTUAL step losses are first going to Northampton and North Carolina (8+16 = 24)

next I get to kill some units because everything is stepped. Enterprise and Lexington sink (12*2 = 24)

48 total damage

airplanes to green

ships to lae

Corrected file up


14 7/29/2021 8:48:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message N Carolina, Lexington, wasp all suffer step losses.

airplanes to the island green and ships to lae

file up!
13 7/29/2021 5:27:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message JP wins 50vs28

flip CA Aoba, CA Nachi, APD Kamikaze

PBM: BB North Carolina and CV Enterprise back to Guadalcanal


You can apply losses and then conduct PBM
12 7/29/2021 5:20:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
3


Message from Allies:
Battle: JP 50 vs AP 59

JP
AP
11 7/29/2021 5:20:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Activate ANZAC HQ so 2+1 units to activate fleet in guadalcanal and Aus Air in Port Moresby


10 7/29/2021 3:49:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Intelligence roll
9 7/29/2021 3:42:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message correction on activation, I used the intelligence value for activation. Combined fleet HQ instead and the Tenru stays out of the battle. Roll for intelligence next?
8 7/29/2021 3:33:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #13: 2 / JN 25 Code Change: May 28, 1942
Intelligence: Intercept Conditions: May be played after an intelligence die roll, but not after the play of another intelligence reaction card. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Battle in Gili Gili

I activate the south seas HQ, all naval units+naval air unit in rabul + naval air unit on new guinea are activated, fight battle in gili gili

* 4017 (Truk) : South Seas HQ (Rivalry) Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : APD Kamikaze Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : CL Tenryu Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : CA Aoba Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : CA Nachi Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : 21 AF Activates.
* 3822 (Lae) : 25 AF Activates.
* 3822 (Lae): 25 AF joins Battle A
* 4021 (Rabaul) : 21 AF Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul): 21 AF joins Battle A
* 4021 (Rabaul): CA Nachi moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 4021 (Rabaul): CA Aoba moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 4021 (Rabaul): CL Tenryu moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 4021 (Rabaul): APD Kamikaze moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
7 7/28/2021 8:06:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Combact is an automatic win with no losses for the allies.

File up wiht my PBM.
6 7/28/2021 3:44:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message no reaction you get surprise attack
5 7/27/2021 4:47:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
rolling to change intelligence for Guadalcanal invasion. must roll exactly 0. . . .
4 7/27/2021 3:41:00 AM May-Aug 1942 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:
Attack on Guadalcanal

You can use you reaction card

file up (go through because it is a bit messy, sorry for that)
3 7/27/2021 2:08:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 2 cards.

2 7/26/2021 9:50:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message The Game Begins! Cards drawn for Japan (first turn no replacement or strategic warfare). Roosevelt may decide to pre-empt the first offensive with his FO card
1 7/26/2021 9:29:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 2 cards.

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