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238 9/20/2021 10:42:00 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:
OC on ANZAC (2+1)
* 3922 (Buna) : 3 Aus Corps Activates.
* 3921 (Gasmata) : I Corps Activates.
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : Aus Air Activates.
* 3922 (Buna): 3 Aus Corps moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 3921 (Gasmata): I Corps moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): Aus Air moves to 3921 (Gasmata)
No PBM.
Back to you.
Merlot is my only friend :-(
237 9/20/2021 10:36:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message …….and a mean drunk.
236 9/19/2021 11:02:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message You’re a bad person and a bad friend!
235 9/19/2021 10:23:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Lazy fuck!
234 9/19/2021 6:47:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
A man, a plan, a canal...

I didn't upload a file for this one.
233 9/19/2021 6:47:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #80: 2 / Submarine Launched Air Attack on the Panama Canal: I-400
Allied Reinforcements for the next game turn are delayed. Place those reinforcements in the delay box when they arrive. If reinforcements are already delayed, there are no additional effects. Place the Panama Canal Attack marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
OK, I'll bomb the canal.
232 9/18/2021 1:14:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
For ISR...
231 9/18/2021 1:13:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #43: 1 / Japanese Army/Navy Dispute
Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivarly is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
ISR.
File up, bty...
230 9/17/2021 9:48:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Got it Kirill, thanks!
229 9/17/2021 8:37:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

228 9/17/2021 8:36:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message R&R...

* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 51 AF moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 50 AF moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 9 AD moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 1905 (Dacca) : Korean Army restored to full strength.
* 2006 (Akyab) : 38th Army restored to full strength.
* Leningrad84 (Referee) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 7
* Leningrad84 (Referee) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 6
227 9/17/2021 8:35:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Sent it to you by email, did you get it?
226 9/16/2021 8:00:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Hey Kirill,
Can you send me Janes Strong’s email address? Can’t find anything on wonky computer…
225 9/15/2021 12:28:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Just made it.
224 9/15/2021 12:28:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Forgot to roll for Sangamon...
223 9/15/2021 12:25:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

222 9/15/2021 12:25:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message File 051 up for your R&R...
221 9/15/2021 12:23:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message subs miss, both sides draw 7 cards. AP will go first.
220 9/15/2021 12:23:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Strat war subs
219 9/15/2021 12:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies End Turn
218 9/15/2021 12:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 9 to 8
217 9/15/2021 12:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message No change in PW, 2 OOS Chinese armies flip. India to unrest. I think that's it?
R&R
* Delayed Reinforcements Box : BB Massachusetts Activates.
* Delayed Reinforcements Box : CVL San Jacinto Activates.
* Delayed Reinforcements Box : SEAC LRB Activates.
* Delayed Reinforcements Box : XXIV Corps Activates.
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: CVL San Jacinto moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: BB Massachusetts moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: SEAC LRB moves to 1308 (Trincomalee)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: XXIV Corps moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* 1406 (Madras) : CV Indomitable restored to full strength.
* 1406 (Madras) : CV Indomitable Activates.
* Eliminated AL Ground Units : 15 British Corps restored to full strength.
* Eliminated AL Ground Units : 15 British Corps Activates.
* Eliminated AL Ground Units: 15 British Corps moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
* Eliminated AL Naval Units : CA Northampton Activates.
* Eliminated AL Naval Units: CA Northampton moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
216 9/15/2021 11:45:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Save this, and will go to end of turn after walk….
215 9/15/2021 11:45:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Ummm……
214 9/14/2021 11:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Looks great! Looks really good.

No, in all seriousness 1) f--- you, 2) well played, and 3) this illustrates a potential problem with giving AP Watchtower in their opening hand, but not in FOQ, so a skilled player can patiently hold it and use it at the opportune time.

Particularly annoying because my last card was an intercept (oops, j/k, let me delete that post!), but I couldn't hold on to it and had to play it to FOQ because of your card advantage, even though I drew the max 3 cards! Isn't life just super unfair?

Anyway, keep screwing me, as is your prerogative!
213 9/14/2021 8:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message OK, file up. If that looks ok, let me know, and I will play last card and do end of turn...
212 9/14/2021 8:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Miss.
AP PBM
* 3815: CV Lexington moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): BB North Carolina moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 3815: CV Wasp moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): BB Washington moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 2 MAW moves to 3921 (Gasmata)
* 4413: CV Enterprise moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
211 9/14/2021 8:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
A and B eliminate all JP

c JP 8, needs a crit
210 9/14/2021 8:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

6
5
1


Message from Allies:
AP attacks:
A 56, +4 DRM

B 12, +4 DRM

C 6, +4 DRM (only hits on a crit)
209 9/14/2021 8:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Ulithi falls, AP make POW.
208 9/14/2021 8:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive 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:
Event on Halsey (5+3)
* 4719 (Nauru) : 1M Division Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : BB North Carolina Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : CV Lexington Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : BB Washington Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Wasp Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : 1 MAW Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : 2 MAW Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 2 MAW moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 4719 (Nauru): 1M Division moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Wasp moves to 3815
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 2 MAW moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): BB North Carolina moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): CV Lexington moves to 3815
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): CV Enterprise moves to 3815
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): BB Washington moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3720 (Wewak): BB North Carolina moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3815: CV Enterprise moves to 4413
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): Battle Hex (A) moves to 3815
* 4612 (Wake): Battle Hex (B) moves to 4612 (Wake)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (B)
* 4612 (Wake): Battle Hex (B) moves to 4413
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (C)
* 3720 (Wewak): Battle Hex (C) moves to 3820
Will roll it out, as you are out of cards...
207 9/14/2021 7:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Everybody’s a critic…..
206 9/14/2021 6:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Nice one. You suck!

I'll send this to FOQ.
205 9/14/2021 6:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Nice one. You suck!

I'll send this to FOQ.
204 9/14/2021 6:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message PBM:
* 3921 (Gasmata): 1 MAW moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): CV Wasp moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
That is 3 POW hexes, bty for next card...
203 9/14/2021 6:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Miss! No reaction possible. Please continue with PBM.
202 9/14/2021 6:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
OK let me just roll for the SR since it's so unlikely...
201 9/14/2021 6:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
Event on ANZAC (2+1)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : 3NZ Division Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : CV Wasp Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : CV Wasp Deactivates.
* 4322 (New Georgia) : 1 MAW Activates.
* 3922 (Buna) is now Allied controlled.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : CV Wasp Activates.
* 4322 (New Georgia): 1 MAW moves to 3921 (Gasmata)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 3NZ Division moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* Allied ASP Marker uses 2/4 ASP
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): CV Wasp moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
Trying to sneak into Admiralties. Remember to use the OC value when trying for Special Reaction
200 9/14/2021 6:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message That's true, but my idea was that we would only play to the end of Turn 8! I mean, I don't want to be presumptuous, I suppose we'll see how things shake out...
199 9/14/2021 6:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message It’s still hard to hold it by the end if 44!
198 9/14/2021 5:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message EM:

* 1905 (Dacca): BB Warspite moves to 1406 (Madras)
* 2006 (Akyab): SEAC Air moves to 1406 (Madras)
Will proceed with next card...
197 9/14/2021 5:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Exactly, I think that's right!

Thanks, no rush... this "scenario" I've designed may be broken for exactly the reason I feared, i.e. JP can pile all of their substantial reserves into the CBI and create a blowout.
196 9/14/2021 5:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message I think I got it now. If you stay in the hex there will be a battle, but you could move right thru the naval units as they can’t stop you. Not relevant in this case, but good to know. I’ll Emergency move when I get back, and play next card…
195 9/14/2021 5:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message This seems pretty categorical:

7.24 Declaring Battle Hexes
After all Offensive unit movement, the Offensives player declares which hex(s) are battle hexes. Any hex that contains Offensive and Reaction units (including HQs) must be declared a battle hex. Hexes that contain Reaction units only, but are in range of activated Of- fensives player air and carrier units that are not taking part in other battles may be declared battle hexes. Non-coastal hexes in China may not be declared as battle hexes.
194 9/14/2021 5:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Hmm, good question. I'm not entirely sure, I hadn't given it serious thought.

On the one hand, naval units on their own don't inhibit ground movement, so perhaps not:

"A ground unit using ground movement must cease movement when it enters a hex containing opposing land or air units or an opposing HQ, but it is not inhibited by the presence of naval units. A ground unit may not exit a declared battle hex and must stop if entering one."

But on the other hand, the battle resolution rules state that "air and/or naval" units can assign hits to ground, which implies you could have a pure naval vs. ground battle if the ground units remain in the hex:

"5. If a player was the only side with air and/or naval units in the air naval battle, then hits may be applied to any opposing ground units in the hex. If opposing air or naval units were present in the battle, hits can only be applied to air and/or naval units. The last ground step in a hex cannot be eliminated due to air and naval hits; when sufficient hits are generated to eliminate the ground units in a hex, the Reaction player chooses which reduced unit will be the last ground step. However, a hex with intrinsic defense strength is always the last step remaining in a hex. Additional hits that cannot be used are lost."
193 9/14/2021 5:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Kirill,
If they are reduced, they are invulnerable, but I don’t think Warspite would trigger a battle?
192 9/14/2021 5:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message You're right, and Warspite is in Dacca, so that's a battle hex too. I'm being cavalier, you'll be able to activate and react, I was just saying because they're flipped armies and I don't think any ground units can reach the battle hexes there won't be any actual fighting. I could be wrong.
191 9/14/2021 5:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Kirill,
Not in front of map right now, but I think I have an air unit in Akyab, so that will result in a battle hex.
190 9/14/2021 5:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #52: 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:
I'll try to isolate your remaining guys in the CBI--I think this should do it, closing off the Hump airfields and putting them OOS?

OC on South HQ 2+3=5 acts

* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima) : [38th Army] Activates.
* 2106 (Mandalay) : [Korean Army] Activates.
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima) : 37th Army Activates.
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): [38th Army] moves to 2005 (Dimasur)
* 2005 (Dimasur): [38th Army] moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 2106 (Mandalay): [Korean Army] moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): 37th Army moves to 2205 (Ledo)
* 2205 (Ledo): 37th Army moves to 2104 (Jarhat)
* 2205 (Ledo) is now Japanese controlled.
* 2104 (Jarhat) is now Japanese controlled.
- actually I think I can switch the two flipped armies... Kor takes .5 to get to Imphal, 1 more to Dimasur, and 1 more to Dacca
* 2006 (Akyab): [Korean Army] moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 1905 (Dacca): [38th Army] moves to 2006 (Akyab)

BTY for what I think are just ENM and EAM, unless I missed something.
189 9/14/2021 5:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Yeah, for sure... I have to say I've really enjoyed learning and playing EOTS with your guidance, but I do feel there is some level of disproportion between the amount of planning that goes into the operations and the brutal, abstracted randomness of the dice that determines the outcome. It is a beautiful and elegant game, and puts you in the position of a grand strategist who would not have detailed tactical control over any of these battles, but it does make me feel like I'm hitting a bit of a wall, at least for the moment.
188 9/12/2021 10:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message No PBM here. No file
Bty for next card, also dont forget to flip one of my ground units in that attack...
The CRT in this game is designed to produce dramatic battles. I guess?
187 9/12/2021 8:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Kingside's looking a lot better.

PBM:

* 3720 (Wewak): 24 AF moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 4020 (Kavieng): 27 AF moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4020 (Kavieng): [28 AF] moves to 4517 (Kusaie)
186 9/12/2021 8:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Heh, if only you'd gotten the crit there, that would have been a perfect turn. JP finally manages x0.5 to flip the LRB unit.
185 9/12/2021 8:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
4


Message from Japanese:
BH(B) A/N

AP: 4
JP: 20
184 9/12/2021 8:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Jesus, talk about throwing good money after bad. JP wiped out, including the timely-arriving reaction force, great thinking there.
183 9/12/2021 7:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
2


Message from Japanese:
Allies flip an air unit, Japanese get nothing.

BH(A) Ground

AP: 66
JP: 27
182 9/12/2021 7:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
0


Message from Japanese:
BH(A) A/N

AP: 10 (+1)
JP: 20
181 9/12/2021 7:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message South HQ 2+2=4 acts

* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : [37th Army] Activates.
* 3119 (Sarong) : 24 AF Activates.
* 4517 (Kusaie) : 27 AF Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : 28 AF Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok): 28 AF moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 4517 (Kusaie): 27 AF moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 3119 (Sarong): 24 AF moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): [37th Army] moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 4020 (Kavieng): 28 AF joins Battle A
* 4020 (Kavieng): 27 AF joins Battle A
* 3720 (Wewak): 24 AF joins Battle A
* 3720 (Wewak): 24 AF joins Battle B

1 ASP used for reaction.
180 9/12/2021 7:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 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:
OK, I'll play this for the intercept, but no more cards for me...
179 9/10/2021 4:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #71: 2 / Victor Plans: MacArthur Liberates The Philippines
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Event on ANZXAC (4+1)
* 3923 : XI Corps Activates.
* 3923 : XIV Corps Activates.
* 4024 (Gili Gili) : 13AF Air Activates.
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : 3 Aus Corps Activates.
* 3626 (Cairns) : 5AF LRB Activates.
* 3923: XI Corps moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3923: XIV Corps moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): 3 Aus Corps moves to 3922 (Buna)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 3922 (Buna): Battle Hex (A) moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (B)
* 3822 (Lae): Battle Hex (B) moves to 3725
* 3725: Battle Hex (B) moves to 3626 (Cairns)
Bty. Back to King side. Don't want to look over there at Queen side :-(
178 9/10/2021 1:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Yes, of course--it occurred to me as I was lying in bed last night. It was just screening the carrier, a tactic I always forget about. Sorry, thanks for the reminder!
177 9/10/2021 11:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message It did participate in the battle. As a target :-)
176 9/9/2021 11:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Jeez, that was a really lucky crit. CBI is a godforsaken bloodbath as always.

One quick question: can you explain the Warspite move to me? I thought every reaction unit has to participate in a battle...

PBM:

* 2008 (Rangoon): 23 AF moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 2106 (Mandalay): [5 AD] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2106 (Mandalay): [2 AD] moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 2106 (Mandalay): [4 AD] moves to 1813 (Medan)
175 9/9/2021 4:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Both 1x
AP wiped out
38th Army flips.
AP PBM:
* 1906: [CV Indomitable] moves to 1406 (Madras)
* 1905 (Dacca): 10AF LRB moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
* 1906: BB Warspite moves to 1905 (Dacca)
Bty for PBM...
174 9/9/2021 4:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
6


Message from Allies:
Ground Imphal A
JP 36, -2 DRM

AP 19
173 9/9/2021 4:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message 15 hits for JP, you can flip anyone. 19 hits for AP, flip 4th AD.
172 9/9/2021 4:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Allies:
A Imphal A/N
JP 57

AP 19, +1 DRM
171 9/9/2021 4:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Crit, 33rd flips.
170 9/9/2021 4:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
B Lashio A/N
JP 8
169 9/9/2021 4:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message SEAC (3+1)
* 1905 (Dacca) : 10AF LRB Activates.
* 2006 (Akyab) : SEAC Air Activates.
* 1406 (Madras) : [CV Indomitable] Activates.
* 1005 (Maldive Islands) : BB Warspite Activates.
* 1406 (Madras): [CV Indomitable] moves to 1906
* 1005 (Maldive Islands): BB Warspite moves to 1906
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): Battle Hex (A) moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): Battle Hex (A) moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): Battle Hex (A) moves to 1906
Warspite is escorting, but does not contribute to attack strength (see 9.12).
168 9/9/2021 4:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Intercept
167 9/8/2021 11:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #48: 3 / General Adachi: New Guinea Offensive
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated. Bonus: Neither the HQ nor the units being activated need to be in supply in order to be activated, but must be within HQ activation range.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Alright, I'll try again...

* 2008 (Rangoon) : 38th Army Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 37th Army Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 4 AD Activates.
* 2106 (Mandalay) : 8 AD Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : [5 AD] Activates.
* 1813 (Medan) : [2 AD] Activates.
* 2220 (Soerabaja) : 23 AF Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon): 37th Army, 38th Army moves to 2105 (Imphal/Kohima)
* 2008 (Rangoon): 4 AD moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2110 (Bangkok): [5 AD] moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 1813 (Medan): [2 AD] moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2220 (Soerabaja): 23 AF moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2106 (Mandalay): 4 AD joins Battle A
* 2106 (Mandalay): [5 AD] joins Battle A
* 2106 (Mandalay): [2 AD] joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): 23 AF joins Battle A
* 2106 (Mandalay): 8 AD joins Battle B

BTY for resolution.
166 9/7/2021 5:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message AP PBM:
* 3823 (Port Moresby): 11AF Air moves to 3626 (Cairns)
* 3921 (Gasmata): 5AF Air moves to 3624 (Cape York)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 14AF LRB moves to 3023 (Darwin)
Bty, file up.
165 9/6/2021 11:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Nope! With +4 for surprise and '43 that's an auto. BTY.
164 9/6/2021 11:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
Sorry for delay. Happy Labor Day!

Roll for intercept...
163 9/4/2021 10:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #45: 3 / Operation Flintlock: Marshall Is. Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Event on SW PAC (4+2)
* 3624 (Cape York) : 11AF Air Activates.
* 3921 (Gasmata) : 5AF Air Activates.
* 3921 (Gasmata) : 7AF Air Activates.
* 4024 (Gili Gili) : XI Corps Activates.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : 13AF Air Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : 14AF LRB Activates.
* 4024 (Gili Gili): XI Corps moves to 3923
* 3624 (Cape York): 11AF Air moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): 13AF Air moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 3922 (Buna): Battle Hex (A) moves to 3921 (Gasmata)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 3922 (Buna): Battle Hex (A) moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 3922 (Buna): Battle Hex (A) moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): Battle Hex (A) moves to 4422 (Santa Isabel)
* 3922 (Buna): Battle Hex (A) moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* RobC (Allies) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): Battle Hex (A) moves to 3922 (Buna)
Air raid Buna.
Bty.
162 9/4/2021 3:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #85: 2 / Battle of Kolombangara
Activation: Any HQ Intelligence: Intercept Logistic Value: Equal to Allied OC value. Conditions: Only naval units may be activated. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Will try to stave off disaster...

OC on South HQ 2+2=4 acts

* 2212 (Saigon) : 37th Army Activates.
* 2212 (Saigon) : 38th Army Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 14th Army Activates.
* 1916 (Palembang) : [25th Army] Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon): 14th Army moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2212 (Saigon): 37th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2212 (Saigon): 38th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 1916 (Palembang): [25th Army] moves to 2212 (Saigon)

No battles, BTY.
161 9/4/2021 10:44:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message No problemo. Bty for next card…
160 9/4/2021 1:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message One more thing, according to my contrived scenario rules I was supposed to automatically get Kwai Bridge at the start of '43, but I didn't build it, which is on me. However if you don't mind, I'll build it now midway through the turn...
159 9/4/2021 1:03:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For Gandhi, I think this is my last one for the turn.
158 9/4/2021 1:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
"No so fast!" says peacenik and best friend of the Japanese Empire Mahatma Gandhi. Time for some nonviolent noncooperation!

Too bad you don't have any full strength Indian Corps left...
157 9/3/2021 9:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Event on SEAC (5+1)
* 2206 (Lashio) : 33 British Corps Activates.
* 2206 (Lashio) : 6 Army Activates.
* 2206 (Lashio) : 66 Army Activates.
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima) : [4 Ind Corps] Activates.
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima) : [15 British Corps] Activates.
* 2006 (Akyab) : SEAC Air Activates.
* 1905 (Dacca) : 10AF LRB Activates.
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima) : 4 Ind Corps restored to full strength.
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima) : [4 Ind Corps] suffers a step loss.
* 2206 (Lashio) : 33 British Corps Deactivates.
* 2206 (Lashio): 66 Army moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2206 (Lashio): 6 Army moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): [4 Ind Corps] moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): [15 British Corps] moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* newbie () clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2008 (Rangoon): Battle Hex (A) moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* newbie () clones Battle Hex (B)
* 2106 (Mandalay): Battle Hex (B) moves to 2006 (Akyab)
Bty to resolve...
156 9/3/2021 6:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message No worries, no rush...

Yikes, that was pretty ugly!

PBM:

* 2106 (Mandalay): 4 AD moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2106 (Mandalay): [2 AD] moves to 1813 (Medan)
* 2106 (Mandalay): [5 AD] moves to 2110 (Bangkok)

BTY!
155 9/3/2021 5:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Blood bath!
A/N 16 hits flips Indomitable, 24 hits flips 5 AD and 2 AD
Ground
1x for JP 56 hits flips everybody, the 12 to kill irreplaceable Indian Corp for 48.
1.5x for AP 67 hits flip everybody for 42, then eliminate 15th and 28th. [KOR] retreats
PBM:
* 2006 (Akyab): [CV Indomitable] moves to 1406 (Madras)
Bty for PBM...
154 9/3/2021 4:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
8


Message from Allies:
Ground Imphal
JP 56, -2 DRM

AP 45
153 9/3/2021 4:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
6


Message from Allies:
A/N Imphal
JP 62

AP 24, +1 DRM
152 9/3/2021 4:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message That is a miss.
151 9/3/2021 4:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
A/N Lashio
JP 8

AP no A/N
150 9/3/2021 4:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Sorry for delay. Out at coast, lots to do, and wonky internet in trailer.
SEAC (3+1)
* 2006 (Akyab) : SEAC Air Activates.
* 1005 (Maldive Islands) : CV Indomitable Activates.
* 1905 (Dacca) : 4 Ind Corps Activates.
* 1905 (Dacca) : 10AF LRB Activates.
* 1005 (Maldive Islands): CV Indomitable moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 1905 (Dacca): 4 Ind Corps moves to 2105 (Imphal/Kohima)
* newbie () clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): Battle Hex (A) moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* newbie () clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2105 (Imphal/Kohima): Battle Hex (A) moves to 2006 (Akyab)
Everybody to Imphal.
149 9/3/2021 11:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Intercept
148 9/3/2021 11:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Reaction
147 9/2/2021 6:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message PS: In retrospect it was probably a play error, but let's assume I just played JN-25 for the draw since we're so far out now.
146 9/2/2021 6:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Attu falls!! Congratulations Rob!!!

All joking aside, I'm not sure why people don't knock it out more often, I guess in normal games JP will use a 9-12 army to occupy it, not the dinky 2-6. Anyway... why don't you do your PBM at the start of the Burma resolution file and take all your laurels and hard earned glory.
145 9/2/2021 6:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
1


Message from Japanese:
OK, BH(A) Ground

AP: 8 (+2 for naval support, -2 for terrain = net 0)
JP: 2 (can possibly reduce you on a 9 only)
144 9/2/2021 6:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Sorry, you're right--I thought that 2 OC was enough for the carrier to reach the battle, but it's one hex too far. So I need to resolve your ground battle instead.
143 9/2/2021 6:12:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Can you run what happened by me? Not sure that was done correctly?
142 9/2/2021 4:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message So close! The attack gets bounced, but bloodlessly.
141 9/2/2021 4:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
I'll activate CF and send just the Ryujo to intercept, at range. Rolling for a JP crit...
140 9/2/2021 4:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For JN25...
139 9/2/2021 4:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #49: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Will play this for the int...

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