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81 9/3/2021 3:21:00 PM Master ID = 27158 Game Deleted
80 9/2/2021 8:47:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Okay, let's do that. I will create a new scenario.
79 9/2/2021 7:10:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message I don't mind, you can decide!

It's a tense little scenario, not less interesting than any of the full-map ones.
78 9/2/2021 10:45:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Ok!, we could play this scenario or other. If we play this one we could change sides and try the point victory condition which is similar but a little more complex.
77 9/2/2021 4:58:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Yep, sure!

ISR made it impossible for me to retake anything after I lost the SNLF. I got ridiculously lucky in a few rolls, but not enough to offset the losses.
76 9/2/2021 1:03:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Okay, thanks for the game!

Yeah it was going t be though trying to retake even a single port with your remaining forces.

Rematch?
75 9/1/2021 8:19:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Hmm I think at this stage I should concede.

I have 7 ports and you control 13 ports plus the one resource hex, so you win by victory condition. I don't think I have the cards or the units enough to retake anything.
74 9/1/2021 8:07:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
73 9/1/2021 8:06:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive 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:
Play as event to draw a card. Back for your play.
72 9/1/2021 12:53:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #27: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-19 sinks the Wasp
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: Lose one naval step* 5-7: Lose two naval steps* 8-9: No Effect. *Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
OC play, activating Comb Fleet HQ for 4 units:

21 AF, 28 AF, Shokaku, Kongo
Everybody stays in place, everyone attacks 1M and 2M
71 8/31/2021 10:01:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #27: 1 / Operation Vengeance: The Death Of Yamamoto
Immediately remove the Japanese Yamamoto Combined Fleet HQ from its current hex location and replace it with the Japanese Ozawa Combined Fleet HQ in that location. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Play as OC: SW Pac HQ for 1+2 activations:

-Guadalcanal: 1M Div
-Port Moresby: 2M Div
-Espiritu Santo: M Bgde

1M and 2M Div AA hex 4022
M Bgde AA New Georgia
3/5 ASP used.

Back for your play.
70 8/31/2021 5:59:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message I'll pass. Back to you, thank you.
69 8/31/2021 10:06:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 8 to 7
68 8/31/2021 4:19:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
67 8/31/2021 4:07:00 AM May-Aug 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:
Intercept. Comb Fleet HQ activates.
66 8/31/2021 2:25:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #32: 3 / Operation Reno II: Invasion of Rabaul
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 7 if US SW HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Play for the event: SW Pac HQ for 2+7 activations:

-Efate:BB N. Carolina
-Guadalcanal: BB Washington, CVL Cowpens, 1 MAW
-Buna: [2 MAW]
-Lae: BB Mass, CV Essex, CVL San Jacinto
-Biak: CV Bunker Hill

All BBs and CVs attack Rabaul BHA
1 MAW attacks Buin BHB
2 MAW to Wewak and attack Hollandia BHC

back to your reaction.
65 8/31/2021 1:37:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

64 8/31/2021 1:31:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 3 cards.

63 8/31/2021 1:31:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Not pre-empting, go ahead please.
62 8/31/2021 1:30:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Subs didn't miss once this game, Japan draws 3 cards and 1 pass.

This is the last turn!, the Allies win if they control 6 or more ports/resource hexes than the Japanese, to count they must be in supply.

Waiting for your decision to pre-empt with your FO.
61 8/31/2021 1:25:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Allied replacements done.
Rolling for Subs, success with ≤ 6

60 8/31/2021 1:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies End Turn
59 8/31/2021 12:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message FOQ, back to you.
58 8/31/2021 12:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
57 8/30/2021 11:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 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:
Last card: Play as event, WIE -1 to +1, back to you.
56 8/30/2021 11:57:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change War in Europe value From -1 to 1
55 8/30/2021 7:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive 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:
OC play

South Seas HQ, 5 units: 25, 26, 27, 28 AF, and Yamato

26 and 28 AF to Aitape, Yamato to Biak, then everyone attacks Biak

54 8/30/2021 7:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
To FO, no file. Back for your play.
53 8/30/2021 5:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #16: 3 / Operation RI: New Guinea Offensive
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
South Seas HQ, 5 units

25, 26, 27, 28 AF, and Yamato
28 AF to Aitape, Yamato to 3519, create BHA. Everyone contributes to BHA
52 8/29/2021 1:49:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
51 8/29/2021 1:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #84: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Intercepting...
50 8/29/2021 12:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Play for the event: Anzac HQ for 1+3 activations:

-Madang: XIV corp
-3519: I Corp
-Sarong: 1 Aus Corp, [13 AF LRB]

1 Aus Corp moves to Vogelkop
XIV Corp moves to Wewak BHA
I Corp moves to Hollandia BHB, 13 AF LRB joins BHB

Back to you.
49 8/29/2021 12:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 9 to 8
48 8/28/2021 4:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #73: 2 / Ants: Japanese Barge Traffic Reinforcement
Activation: South or South Seas HQ only Logistics Value: 3 Bonus: If the Allies have not yet played the PT Boats event (Allied card 23) flip the Japanese ASP marker to its Barges side. The Japanese can use Japanese Barge movement until the Allied play of the PT Boats event cancels this capability. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
OC, South Seas HQ, 4 units

Aoba and Hiei to Madang, 25 AF stays in place, 26 AF to Rabaul, then all attack Madang
47 8/28/2021 10:44:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #25: 1 / Operation Lilliput: Buna, New Guinea Offensive
Activate: SW HQ only. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: May only activate US air and US/Australian ground units (an exception to the Allied HQ National Command rules). US Reservist Enter Combat: US ground units have their attack strength reduced by one for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Play as event: SW Pac HQ for 2+3 activations:

-Madang: 5 AF
-Guadalcanal: 13 AF
-Cairns: 5 AF LRB
-Lae: I Corp
-Townsville: 2 AUS corp (using the event bonus)

13 AF strat move to Madang
5 AF moves to Biak, 5 AF LRB strat moves to Biak
I Corp AA Hex 3519, 2/4 ASP used
2 AUS corp moves to Cairns

Back for your play
46 8/28/2021 5:44:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I'll use my pass, thank you.
Back to you.
45 8/27/2021 9:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Per event, back to you.
44 8/27/2021 9:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #23: 2 / PT Boats
Flip the Japanese ASP marker to its No Barges side. If Japanese Barges are not currently in play (Japanese card 73) that event is permanently superseded. Place the PT Boat marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
1st card play: playing as the event.

43 8/27/2021 8:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message I'm sorry but only 1 ground replacement per turn in this scenario.
42 8/27/2021 8:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

41 8/27/2021 8:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 3 cards.

40 8/27/2021 7:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Japan will receive 3 cards and 1 pass, however you can start by using your FO as an EC, waiting for your decision.
39 8/27/2021 7:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
Allied replacements done, rolling for subs, success with 5 or less:
38 8/27/2021 7:16:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies End Turn
37 8/27/2021 7:16:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change War in Europe value From 1 to -1
36 8/26/2021 12:17:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #21: 3 / Operation Cartwheel: Breaking the Bismark Barrier
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Last card play: As event, ANZAC HQ for 1+4 activations:

-Eftae: 3NZ Div
-Gili-Gili: [PM Bgde]
-Darwin: 1 AUS Corp
-Lae: [XIV Corp]
-Port Moresby: [13 AF LRB]

3NZ Div strat moves to Gili Gili
PM Bgde AA Biak 1/3 ASP used
1 AUS Corp AA Sarong 3/3 ASP used, no SR possible in both landings.
XIV Corps moves to Madang BHA

Back to your reaction
35 8/25/2021 10:03:00 PM Sep-Dec 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:
Play as event: Anzac HQ for 1+2 activations:

-Guadalcanal: BB N. Carolina, CV Lexington
-Port Moresby: BB Washington

All attack Woodlark.

The intelligence is surprise per event, I think you cannot use your FO even if it was a reaction since you are out of cards in the hand.
34 8/25/2021 6:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
As per event
33 8/25/2021 6:51:00 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:
Auto-interception with this card.
32 8/25/2021 6:08:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 3 / Ichi-Go: China Offensive
Move the China marker one box to the left toward Government Collaped box. If moved into the Government Collapsed box China surrenders immediately. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
OC, South Seas HQ, 5 units

25 AF, 26 AF, 27 AF, Shokaku, Zuiho
Zuiho to 4020, everybody else stays in place
Everyone attacks 2MAW in Buna
31 8/25/2021 10:34:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #82: 2 / China Offensive: Battle of Changsa-Hengyang
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.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Play as OC, activate

-Espiritu Santo: BB Washington, 2M Div
-Efate: SF Bgde
-Gili-Gili: 2 MAW

Back

2 MAW moves to Buna
All other units strat move to Port Moresby
30 8/25/2021 4:43:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
29 8/24/2021 11:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #28: 2 / Operation Chronicle: Woodlark Island Operation
Actiavte: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Bonus: If ground units are landed on an unoccupied one hex island, prior to ANY reaction place an Allied control marker on all adjacent unoccupied one hex islands.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Play for the event: ANZAC HQ for 3+1 activations:

-Port Moresby: [XIV Corp]
-Buna: 3 AUS, I Corp
-Espiritu Santo: 13 AF LRB

13 AF to Guadalcanal and attack Lae BHA
All ground units move to Lae BHA

Back to you.
28 8/23/2021 11:32:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
OC, Comb Fleet HQ, 6 units
27 8/23/2021 12:13:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #36: 3 / Operation Cherry Blossom: Bougainville Landing
Activate: Any HQ. Logistics Value: 5 Arleigh Burke: US CA naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Play as event: activate ANZAC HQ for 1+5 activations:

-Port Moresby: I Corp, 3 Aus Corp, AUS AF
-Cairns: [XIV Corp], 5 AF
-Guadalcanal: 13 AF

I Corp, 3 AUS Corp attack Buna BHA, AUS AF joins BHA
5 AF and 13 AF to Port Moresby and attack Lae BHB
XIV Corp strat move to Port Moresby

Back to you.
26 8/23/2021 11:43:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

25 8/23/2021 12:29:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 3 cards.

24 8/22/2021 11:19:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Subs hit, Japan ASP 7 -> 6 (although Japan under ISR only may use half)

Japan will draw 3 cards and 1 pass, and since I will draw 4, I will have the initiative.
Unless you take the initiative by playing the FO card as an EC. Gonna wait for your decision.
23 8/22/2021 11:19:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Subs hit, Japan ASP 7 -> 6 (although Japan under ISR only may use half)

Japan will draw 3 cards and 1 pass, and since I will draw 4, I will have the initiative.
Unless you take the initiative by playing the FO card as an EC. Gonna wait for your decision.
22 8/22/2021 11:14:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
Allied replacements placed, back for yours.

Rolling for subs with ACTS, Subs successful with ≤ 3:
21 8/22/2021 11:10:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies End Turn
20 8/22/2021 7:35:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
South Seas HQ

6 AD Wewak to Madang
18 Army Wewak to Buna

No combat.
19 8/22/2021 7:16:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Last card, also to FOQ. Back to you.
18 8/22/2021 7:05:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
17 8/22/2021 6:56:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 3 / Black Day: US New Guinea Air Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air units may be activated.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Revised, play as OC: Activate Anzac HQ for 1+3 activations:

-Port Moresby: [PM Bgde]
-Cairns: 22 Aus Corp
-Townsville: [I Corps]
-Espiritu Santo: 13 AF

13 AF to Guadalcanal
22 AUS and I Corps strat move to Port Moresby
PM Bgde strat move to Gili-Gili

back to you
16 8/22/2021 6:44:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #31: 3 / Black Day: US New Guinea Air Offensive

Message from Allies:
oops I can't attack 2 places with an OC
15 8/22/2021 6:41:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 3 / Black Day: US New Guinea Air Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air units may be activated.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Play as OC, activate SW HQ for 2+3 activations:

-Espiritu Santo: 13 AF, 13 AF LRB
-Cairns: 5 AF, [XIV Corps]
–Townsville: [I Corps]

13 AF and 5 AF to Port Moresby and attack Lae BHA
13 AF LRB to Guadalcanal and attack Rabaul BHB
[XIV Corps] strat move to Port Moresby
[I Corps] AA Gasmata 2/2 ASP used
14 8/22/2021 1:21:00 AM May-Aug 1942 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:
13 8/17/2021 11:14:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Uploaded the log file to dropbox.

Do you think we should use ACTS for die rolling?
12 8/17/2021 11:10:00 PM 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:
Ok here goes my 1st card!
Also we are using the port control victory condition, the allies need to control 6 more ports that Japan at the end of the scenario (5 more if reinforcements are delayed)


Activate C Pac HQ for 3+5 activations:

-Efate: 1 MAW
-Noumea: 1M Div, BB North Carolina, CVs [Enterprise], [Lexington], [Wasp], CA Northampton.

1 MAW moves to Espiritu Santo
1M Div, BB N. Carolina and al CVs attack Guadalcanal BHA. 1/2 ASP used.
CA Northampton attacks Rabaul BHB

Intelligence is surprise by event. Back to you.
11 8/17/2021 10:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Done.
10 8/17/2021 10:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
9 8/17/2021 10:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
8 8/17/2021 10:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to deck #23: 2 / Operation RE: Attack on Milne Bay
OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
7 8/17/2021 10:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to deck #75: 1 / Submarine Attack
OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
6 8/17/2021 10:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to deck #32: 3 / Operation I-Go: Air Offensive
OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
5 8/17/2021 10:50:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message You should have drawn only 2 cards this turn according to E) rule, you also start with Savo Island.

I think you may return the cards individually and draw again.
4 8/17/2021 10:49:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 2 cards.

3 8/17/2021 10:43:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Ok, drawn my hand. Go ahead with your turn. Good luck!
I've never played this scenario before, looks fun.

2 8/17/2021 10:42:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 3 cards.

1 8/17/2021 10:35:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Okay, I created the game and I choose the Allies, you will have the Japanese.

I recommend you check the special rules of the scenario if you haven't played it before. I uploaded the rules, since they were recently updated and they made some small changes to the scoring for this scenario.

When you are ready just draw your hand and I will begin the turn by playing my FO card.

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