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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
50 9/19/2021 7:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
CL Dutch ENM to Tjilatjap. Card played into FOQ.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/94r1li1j2s7b5jp/021%20T2%20AL%20AR5.vlog?dl=0
49 9/15/2021 11:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM complete and back to you.
48 9/15/2021 5:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Intelligence condition changed to intercept.
CA Nachi loses one step due to AL critical hit.
CL Dutch will perform ENM after JP PBM.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gigq31iq6eg150e/019%20T2%20JP%20AR5%20R.vlog?dl=0
47 9/15/2021 4:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
9


Message from Allies:
Battle A A/N combat: JP, AL
46 9/15/2021 4:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Intelligence die roll
45 9/10/2021 11:58:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #6: 2 / China Operation: Doolittle Raid Reprisal
May only be played as an event after the allies have played the Doolittle Raid card as an event; Allied card #6 Move the China marker one box to the left toward Government Collapse box. If moved into the Government Collapse box China surrenders immediately. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Play as OC, South HQ for 1+2 activations:

-Rangoon: CVL Zuiho
-Davao: CA Nachi and 1 SN Brigade

CVL Zuigo to Colombo
CA Nachi and 1 SN to Soerebaja BHA for no ASP

Back to you.
44 9/10/2021 12:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allies pass

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4kgi3ttmflosv0y/017%20T2%20AL%20AR4.vlog?dl=0
43 9/9/2021 12:42:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM complete and back for your play.
42 9/8/2021 6:45:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message All AL A/N units in Dacca eliminated. No AL PBM.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4evsugfuzjw9vls/015%20T2%20JP%20AR4%20R.vlog?dl=0
41 9/8/2021 6:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
second die for battle A
40 9/8/2021 6:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Battle A Air/Naval combat: JP, AL
39 9/8/2021 6:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Intelligence die roll. drm -2
38 9/4/2021 10:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #59: 3 / Central Force: Conquest of Borneo
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Paratroopers: Prior to movement place a Japanese control marker in a hex that is within extended range of an active Japanese air unit if (1) the hex is either unoccupied or is occupied solely by a Dutch regiment; and (2) the hex is not within an unneutralized Allied air ZOI. Eliminate the Dutch regiment.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Play event: South HQ for 1+5 activations:

-Davao: 23 AD
-Saigon: 3 AD
-Bangkok: 2 AD
-Akyab: 22 AD
-Rangoon: 15 Army
-Medan: [17 Army]

Deploy paratroopers in Balikpapan using 23 AD range
23 AD and 22 AD to Rangoon and attack Dacca BHA
2AD and 3 AD to Akyab and join BHA
15 Army to Myitkyina and back to Mandalay
17 Army AA Colombo 6/7 ASP used

Back for your reaction
37 9/4/2021 8:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message AVG Air emergency moves to Dacca. Allies pass.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5cp81oc0u7t5rl5/013%20T2%20AL%20AR3.vlog?dl=0
36 9/1/2021 7:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM complete and file up. Back for your emergency move and next move.
35 9/1/2021 1:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Well, that's annoying! Still, I guess it could be worse.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ktynh9f9fywphu/011%20T2%20JP%20AR3%20R.vlog?dl=0
34 9/1/2021 1:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
0


Message from Allies:
Battle B G combat: JP, AL
33 9/1/2021 1:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
8


Message from Allies:
Battle B A/N combat: JP, AL
32 9/1/2021 1:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
0


Message from Allies:
Battle A A/N combat: JP, AL
31 9/1/2021 1:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Intelligence die roll
30 8/30/2021 11:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 7 Float Plane Tactics: Japanese CA naval units add 2 to their attack strengths for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Play as event: South HQ for 1+7-1 activations:

-Kwai Bridge N.: 15 army
-Saigon: 22 AD
-Hong Kong: CV Soryu, [17 Army]
-Tarakan: CV Shokaku
-Batavia: CVL Zuiho
-Bangkok: [28 Army]

Zuiho to hex 1607 and attack Dacca BHA
Shokaku to 1908 and join BHA, the carriers put SEAC OOS
15 army to Rangoon BHB, 22 AD to Bangkok and join BHB
28 army AA Akyab, 4/7 ASP used
17 Army and CV Soryu to Medan BHC, 5/7 ASP used

Back to you.
29 8/30/2021 10:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
As per event
28 8/30/2021 10:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #64: 2 / Weather: Halsey's Typhoon
Allied Offensive is canceled. All units are placed back at their starting locations. The Japanese player may reduce one full strength Allied CA or DD naval unit (Japanese player choice) that was activated for the canceled Offensive. This can only reduce, not eliminate, the naval unit. If none of the specified naval units are available, there is no additional effect. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
I'm cancelling the offensive, all units placed back.
My play is coming next.
27 8/30/2021 11:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #67: 3 / Curtis LeMay: Firebombing of Japan
Randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand if a B29 Long Range Bomber air unit is on a hex (not Air Units in China Box) within range of Tokyo. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activating SEAC to rearrange CBI units. No battle hex.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/06slhxl9w3k9m7x/009%20T2%20AL%20AR2.vlog?dl=0
26 8/26/2021 11:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message PBM complete and file up.
25 8/26/2021 3:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Nothing exciting here. Bad dice all around.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/t031i3nplr4tomz/007%20T2%20JP%20AR2%20R.vlog?dl=0
24 8/26/2021 3:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Allies:
Battle A ground combat JP, AL
JP drm -2
23 8/26/2021 3:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
2


Message from Allies:
Battle A Air/Naval combat JP, AL
22 8/26/2021 3:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Intelligence die roll. drm -2
21 8/24/2021 5:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #72: 3 / Carrier Conversion: Reinforcement
3 Naval Replacements: The Japanese player receives 3 naval replacement steps. These may be used immediately, or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Play as OC, Combined fleet for 3+3 activations:

-Seoul: Kor Army
-Kure: 25 AD
-Nagoya: 3 AD
-Kwai Bridge S.: 15 Army
-Aparri: 1 SN Bgde
-2913: [19 Army]

19th Army AA Makassar 3/7 ASP, no SR posible without ZOI.
15 Army attacks Kwai Bridge N. BHA
3 AD and 25 AD to Hanoi and join BHA
Kor Army strat move to Batavia, 1 SN strat move to Davao

Log file up.
20 8/24/2021 2:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #4: 1 / Arcadia Conference
This event ends a US inter-service rivalry. Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. Bonus: The Allied player receives the ABDA HQ, which is place in any in supply port in Java, Borneo, Sumatra or Celebes. If no such port is available this HQ is removed from play for the remained of the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
ENM and ABDA to Kendari.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gv1ll5r82j24y5k/005%20T2%20AL%20AR1.vlog?dl=0
19 8/24/2021 11:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Everything is alright, PBM complete and log file up.
18 8/24/2021 12:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Alright, finally getting this game moving! Sorry again about the delays. Let me know if you want me to change how I'm presenting anything.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3lz2edo21jtftgm/003%20T2%20JP%20AR1%20R.vlog?dl=0
17 8/24/2021 12:40:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Battle E Air/Naval AL
16 8/24/2021 12:40:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Battle E Air/Naval JP
15 8/24/2021 12:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Battle D Air/Naval AL
14 8/24/2021 12:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Battle D Air/Naval JP
13 8/24/2021 12:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Battle C Ground AL
12 8/24/2021 12:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Battle C Ground JP
11 8/24/2021 12:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
Battle B Air/Naval AL
10 8/24/2021 12:26:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:

9 8/24/2021 12:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:

8 8/24/2021 12:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Battle A
7 8/24/2021 12:14:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Intelligence die roll
6 8/20/2021 11:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Okay let's use ACTS for rolling.

Thank you, then if you let me I will make a slight change to my move.

1 AD goes to Aparri instead of Clarks Field
Instead of activating the 35th army in Shanghai, activate the CV Soryu move to 3015 and attack Menado BHE

This should put Singapore and Manila OOS, I will update the logfile with the new move.
5 8/18/2021 1:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #10: 3 / 2nd Operational Phase: Solomon Island Expansion
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: May only be played as an event if the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker is on its Strategic Agreement side.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
1st card play incoming! (also I'm playing with historical hand)

Activate C Pac HQ for 3+6 activations:

-Tokyo: CV Shokaku, 1 AD, [18 Army]
-Peiping: 2 AD
-Shanghai: [35 Army]
-Taihoku: 23 AD
-Clark Field: 5 AD
-Davao: CVL Zuiho, [16 Army]

1 AD and 2 AD to Clark Field and attack Manila BHA
5 AD to Kuala Lumpur, 23 AD to Khota Bahru, both attack Singapore BHB
CV Shokaku and 18th Army both to Tarakan BHC, 1/7 ASP used
CVL Zuiho and 16th army to Batavia BHD, 2/7 ASP used
35th Army to Bangka, 3/7 ASP used

Back to you. We will use ACTS for die rolling?
4 8/18/2021 11:40:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 12 to 11
3 8/18/2021 11:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Historical Opening' option.

2 8/17/2021 11:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
1 8/17/2021 11:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Arcadia Conference' option.

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