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732 6/27/2022 2:32:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Ops/Event #32: 5 / IX Tac-Air
"+1DRM" for all BR/US attacks this round. PREREQ: Play Spring/Summer only, after P-51 Mustang

Message from Allied:
Eisenhower orders the Air Forces to support an offensive. General Marshall arrives unexpectedly to discuss a recent event in New Mexico at the other end of the SHAEF HQ runway.

Congratulations on a very well-played game. Go ahead and roll the 2 combats if you want, but at this point it is mathematically out of reach. 3 5 ops cards but no Patton. Losing the Battle of Maikop basically put this out of reach but it has been enjoyable. Thanks again for a great game.





AL4.

1. M US3A to Antwerp.
2. C Antwerp vs Holland.
3& 4& 5. C Ardennes , Metz and Belfort vs Saar.
731 6/22/2022 9:36:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message For Allied BH, US1 was already flipped, so [US1] to EB (2), and USc flips to hold space
-the alternative would be elim BRc for first 3LF, but then lose [US1] to hold space

So on BH, BRc and [USc] remain

flip GE9 Holland, GE4 Ruhr, GE11 Stuttgart
730 6/22/2022 1:36:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message 4-5. Belfort flips. No advance or retreat.

Too little, too late I'm sure but let me know your losses.
729 6/22/2022 1:35:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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6


Message from Allied:
C GE15 Saar and Stuttgart vs Belfort, 12L vs 5L, loss/advance tbd

Axis
Allied.
728 6/22/2022 1:34:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message 5-5. I flip. No advance or retreat.
727 6/22/2022 1:33:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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6


Message from Allied:
C Ruhr and 1PZ Saar vs Ardennes, 15L vs 5L, loss to 1PZ; advance Ruhr units if possible

Axis
Allies
726 6/22/2022 1:32:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message US1 flips for the damage and to eb to stop retreat (1,0) I think.
725 6/22/2022 1:30:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message 4-3.
724 6/22/2022 1:29:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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2


Message from Allied:
C Holland vs BH, 9L vs 5L

Axis
Allied
723 6/19/2022 4:33:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #25: 4 / Stuka
All Ge attack vs. Su get +1 DRM this round. PREREQ: Maybe played in Summer/Fall 1941-43 only.

Message from Axis:
C Holland vs BH, 9L vs 5L
C Ruhr and 1PZ Saar vs Ardennes, 15L vs 5L, loss to 1PZ; advance Ruhr units if possible
C GE15 Saar and Stuttgart vs Belfort, 12L vs 5L, loss/advance tbd
722 6/19/2022 4:28:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message 4/5
[GE2] reduces to [GEc] (0,3)
[1CDN] reduces to [CWc] (1)
721 6/19/2022 4:26:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from Axis:
Munich
BR 4L
GE 6L
720 6/19/2022 4:25:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message 3/4
[3PZ] reduces to [pzc] (0,1)
[BRc] elim
US1 flips
719 6/19/2022 4:24:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from Axis:
Holland
US 5A
GE 9A
718 6/19/2022 10:06:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Fortified Boxes
"+1 DRM" for Allied Units defending a desert space.

Message from Allied:
T18, AL3.

1. C BH on Holland. US1 and (brscu) only. 5L (swamp) vs 9L.
2, C Innsbruck again. 4L (urban and mtn) vs 6-8L. No cc's, please resolve.
717 6/19/2022 10:04:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message usscu takes loss in Antwerp.
716 6/19/2022 10:03:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message usscu takes loss in Antwerp.
715 6/18/2022 7:52:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #50: 4 / Foreign Armies East
Allied player must reveal any of cards 2-4,13,17,24,31,37,39. in his hand. At end of turn he must reveal any unplayed cards. PREREQ: May not be played during Spring Thaw.

Message from Axis:
your losses won't affect my play

SR Sharya GE4 to Ruhr
SR Kalmyk Steppes GEc to Holland
714 6/18/2022 7:48:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 3/3 tie
1CDN flips
GE2 flips
713 6/18/2022 7:48:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Munich
BR 5L
GE 9L
712 6/18/2022 7:47:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Message 4/4 tie
flip 3PZ
you have choice
711 6/18/2022 7:47:00 AM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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2


Message from Axis:
Holland
US/BR 12L
GE 9L + 1 (reuse Panther CC)
710 6/18/2022 7:35:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #25: 5 / Enigma
The Axis player must show the Allied player his hand. PREREQ: May not be played if Allies control any space in Greater Germany. May not play during Spring Thaw.

Message from Allied:
T18, AL2

1. M US9 to Ardennes.
2. M US3A to Antwerp.
3&4. C BH and Antwerp on Holland. 12-14L (swamp) vs 9-11L.
5. C Innsbruk on Munich. 5L (mtn, urban) vs 9-11L. No cc's, please resolve.
709 6/18/2022 7:28:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message 5-4. US15 flips for loss and then flips again to stop retreat. (2,0).


In 11.42:

Antwerp, if Allied controlled, is considered to be No Retreat terrain.
708 6/18/2022 7:25:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
C Holland vs Antwerp, 12L + 1 vs 5L; flip panzer if 3/5LF.

Axis.
Allied.
707 6/17/2022 6:12:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Combat #41: 3 / Panther
"+1 DRM" off or Def fire w Ge Pz units.

Message from Axis:
Antwerp
706 6/17/2022 6:12:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #27: 3 / Fall Zitadelle
Axis places 2 combat markers in any Axis occupied spaces. Su gets +2 DRM for def fire. Add 1VP if Ge PzA adv to capture any space in Su occupied by 2 or more LCU this round. Subtract 1VP if no such adv is made. PREREQ: Play after Hitler Takes Command.

Message from Axis:
M Munich 3PZ to Holland
M Ruhr pzc to Holland, GEc to Hannover via Ardennes
C Holland vs Antwerp, 12L + 1 vs 5L; flip panzer if 3/5LF
705 6/17/2022 11:46:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Message Allies are a day late and a dollar short.

BR2 takes the loss. scu comes out.
704 6/16/2022 9:48:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message 4/6
2xGEc elim
you have choice for loss
703 6/16/2022 9:47:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from Axis:
Holland
US/BR 12L
GE 9L
702 6/16/2022 9:47:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message yes, there's a second GEc from msg 688 (unflipped with last RPs)
701 6/16/2022 7:42:00 AM Summer 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 3 / Tito
Place YPA LCU in any space in Yugoslavia w a Partisan marker & No Axis units. PREREQ: Need a Partisan marker in Yugoslavia

Message from Allied:
T18, AL1

1. M Dijon. US7 to Metz.
2&3. Antwerp and BH vs Holland. 12-14 (swamp) vs 6-8L. (I have 9 and Corps but if I'm missing a Corps I go anyway).
700 6/14/2022 8:14:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #54: 2 / The Bunker
Place a lvl-1 Trench on Berlin PREREQ: May not be player after National Redoubt

Message from Axis:
SR RB pzc to Ruhr (0,2)
SR Masurian Lakes GEc to Hamburg
699 6/14/2022 6:52:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 to replenish hand to 6 cards.NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
698 6/14/2022 6:52:00 PM Summer 1945 Allied Message HO on Saar, Stuugart and Munich.
697 6/14/2022 2:37:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message Autocorrect - Hitlerís orders, you have options
696 6/14/2022 1:59:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Message Hurlers and AL MO
695 6/14/2022 1:59:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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2


Message from Axis:
Orders
AX
AL
694 6/14/2022 1:56:00 PM Summer 1945 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 8 to replenish hand to 8 cards.
693 6/14/2022 1:56:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis End Turn
692 6/14/2022 8:47:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message Build British 2 on BH. US 100%.

Just add 4,0 in Soviet RB.

Confirm allied had of 6. Go ahead and flip turn and roll orders.
691 6/14/2022 8:45:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Discard Strategy card Message from Allied:
690 6/14/2022 8:45:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Discard Strategy card Message from Allied:
689 6/13/2022 6:22:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message RPs:
4 GE: flip GE9 and GEc Holland, build GE6 Ruhr and [GEc] RB (1,3)
2 AX: full

regarding cards for next turn, Axis units trace limited supply "through" a space with Partisans. So as I recall, the space with Partisans is itself in full supply. So Baku would be a second oil in full supply, +1 card for Axis. Allies control no oil, so -2 cards. Axis hand = 8 and Allies hand = 6. Please confirm with your RPs.
688 6/13/2022 6:14:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message 4/5
[GE7] elim, replacing GEc flips (1,2)
[BR2] elim, replacing BRc flips (2)
687 6/13/2022 6:12:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Holland
US/BR 9L
GE 6L
686 6/13/2022 3:19:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 2 / Fortified Boxes
"+1 DRM" for Allied Units defending a desert space.

Message from Allied:
T17, AL6. As ops.

1&2. Antwerp and Allied BH vs Holland. 9-11L (swamp) vs 6-8L. No cc's, please resolve.
685 6/13/2022 3:15:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message Yes. We can push through.
684 6/12/2022 8:34:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message Doug - we started this turn over a month ago; can we push through to finish it up?
683 6/9/2022 11:12:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #43: 3 / Panzerfaust
1 attacking Su mech unit takes a step loss before resolving combat.

Message from Axis:
GE7 flipped

M Ringsaker GEc to Trondheim
M Mozduk GEc to Baku
M Vienna 1PZ to Saar, 2PZ to Stuttgart

This is the first time I can recall ever seeing ALL US and BR armies on the board.
682 6/9/2022 11:10:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message Flip BR1.
681 6/9/2022 10:55:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Message 3/4 GE holds
Flip full army
You have choice for loss
680 6/9/2022 10:54:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
Holland
US/BR 6L
GE 6L
679 6/9/2022 10:45:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #33: 5 / Overlord
Beach Heads: BR & US, or 1 Allied Beaches: A-I. Br2A, US1A, place 1xBr Corps, 2xUS Corps==>RB PREREQ: Play after US Build-Up. May not play before turn 13 or after Round-Up.

Message from Allied:
T17, AL5, As event.

Invade Holland on Allied BH, Beach C.

C Br2A, US1A. 6-8L swamp vs 7, (9) and ge corps. If 9 is healthy go anyway. No cc's, please resolve.
678 6/9/2022 10:42:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message Agreed. Forgot I had to drop on directly after Partisan removal.
677 6/9/2022 10:22:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Message Not at computer to check map, but I donít recall a partisan in Elista? I had a clear path via Stalingrad to Baku from the turn prior (hence earning 8 card hand). You put a partisan in Baku and Trondheim, but I donít see Elista.
676 6/9/2022 10:12:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message Partisans, I forgot to say.
675 6/9/2022 10:11:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message Perekop Krapotkin and Elista block I believe. Perekop also blocks sea by Sevastopol to Batumi.
674 6/8/2022 10:28:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #47: 2 / Model
"+1 DRM" Def fire any Ge unit.

Message from Axis:
SR Metz GEc to Ringsaker
SR Ardennes GEc to Mozduk
673 6/8/2022 9:27:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message Yes, to Dijon.
672 6/7/2022 9:59:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message I showed US7 in Genoa - does it move?
671 6/7/2022 8:16:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message Sorry about that last line.
670 6/7/2022 8:16:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Operations #25: 5 / Enigma
The Axis player must show the Allied player his hand. PREREQ: May not be played if Allies control any space in Greater Germany. May not play during Spring Thaw.

Message from Allied:
T17, AL4.
Lets give it the old college try. As Ops, I have a space in Germany.

1. M Genoa. tka to Lyon, tka to Nevers.
2. M Turin. US5 to Belfort, 3A to Paris via Orleans. tka to Troyes.
3. M Grenoble. US9 to Rheims.
4. M Lyon. US15 to Antwerp.
5. M Ancona. tka to Grenoble.

3. M Grenoble. US9 to
669 6/7/2022 7:58:00 AM Spring 1945 Allied Message The post war Middle East will look different...

I went back and looked up what the effects would be, however weird.
668 6/2/2022 12:55:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Message you're up
667 5/24/2022 8:17:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message no supply threats - everything fed from Naples, regardless if it makes sense or not, lol
666 5/24/2022 8:16:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Change Victory Points +1: from 31 to 32
Message from Axis:
Basra - just nice to see a late Iraq offensive, lol
665 5/24/2022 8:13:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 3 / Tiger
"+1 DRM" Def fire w Ge Pz units.

Message from Axis:
second thoughts
M Kermanshah GEc to Amara via Basra, pzc to Jerusalem via Baghdad-Ramadi-Rutbah-Amman
M Dijon GEc to Ruhr

Mosul oil now OOS

Supply threat to
664 5/24/2022 8:08:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message 1op
M Dijon GEc to Ruhr
663 5/24/2022 1:33:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Event #43: 3 / Operation Strangle
Axis units in France are in Limited Supply & No Axis SR in France thereafter. PREREQ: Play after P-51 Mustang

Message from Allied:
T17, AL3 As Yellow Pre-Overlord event/ops.

1&2. M Verona. BR8 and 1Cd to Innsbruck. US15 to Lyon.
3. M Naples. US7 to Genoa, 2xUS Corps to Genoa.
662 5/23/2022 9:18:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message you're up
661 5/17/2022 11:08:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message 1op
M Vologda [GEc] to Novgorod
660 5/17/2022 5:11:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Strategic Redeployment #23: 4 / Clearing the Scheldt
Allows Allied use of Antwerp supply PREREQ: May play if the Allies control Antwerp.

Message from Allied:
T17AL2, As SR.

1&2: SR 2 uscorps from RB to Naples. (0,0)
3: SR uscorps from Algiers to RB. (1,0)
4: SR Soviet tka from RB to Chelyabinsk (0,0) tkas.
659 5/14/2022 11:44:00 AM Spring 1945 Axis Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #7: 5 / Hedgehogs
Place 3x lvl1 Trench markers in Full Supply spaces w Ge Armies in Su. All GE units in Su may use no retreat option this turn.

Replacement points: GE: 4, AX: 2

Message from Axis:
Last RPs for me
658 5/13/2022 4:38:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Message I am out of town till Sunday. One of the licensed guides at Gettysburg is giving a day and a half tour of Chancellorsville. But can answer Sunday night/Monday am. Have a good weekend.
657 5/13/2022 4:35:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Play Strategy card as Replacement Points #16: 5 / Sledgehammer
Beach head: Allied A-B,D. [Br1A], 2x US Corps. PREREQ: Play after US Build-Up. May not play after Torch.

Replacement points: BR: 2, US: 3, SU: 5

Message from Allied:
Almost forgot about Spring thaw.

AL1, As RP.
656 5/13/2022 4:30:00 PM Spring 1945 Allied Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 to replenish hand to 7 cards.
655 5/10/2022 11:35:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message 1op
M Ruhr [GE9] to Holland, GE15 to Saar
654 5/10/2022 11:28:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Message AL MO - shouldn't be too hard
653 5/10/2022 11:27:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Axis:
orders
AX
AL
652 5/10/2022 11:27:00 PM Spring 1945 Axis Draw Strategy cards Drew 2 to replenish hand to 4 cards.
651 5/10/2022 11:27:00 PM Winter 1945 Axis End Turn
650 5/10/2022 4:46:00 PM Winter 1945 Allied Message Go ahead and flip turn and roll orders.
649 5/10/2022 4:46:00 PM Winter 1945 Allied Message I agree on your assessment. I am at 7 cards, you are at 4.
648 5/10/2022 4:45:00 PM Winter 1945 Allied Message Build Central in Chelyabinsk for my 2 more RPs.
647 5/8/2022 4:05:00 PM Winter 1945 Axis Message so to confirm, Axis down one card for no ore spaces and down two for 8th AF; net 4

Allies down one for losing oil space, net 7

your 2 RPs and confirm card draws?
646 5/8/2022 4:01:00 PM Winter 1945 Axis Message RPs:
4 GE: flip GE18 Yaroslavl, build GE15 and [GE9] Ruhr
2 AX: flip HU2 Sarajevo, RO3 Bucharest
645 5/8/2022 3:53:00 PM Winter 1945 Axis Message You fixed these in the prior turn RPs, msg 609: "(3Bal) in Kuibishev and (4UK) in Urbach". You have two more Soviet RPs to use.
644 5/7/2022 2:53:00 PM Winter 1945 Allied Discard Strategy card Message from Allied:
643 5/7/2022 2:53:00 PM Winter 1945 Allied Discard Strategy card Message from Allied:
642 5/7/2022 2:53:00 PM Winter 1945 Allied Message Thank you, compliment appreciated. Not entirely sure myself of effect but will see how it goes.

Allied RPs (4,5,7 w/ Stalin penalty):

Brits 100%.
US: Build US7 in Naples, fis (US5) in Turin, fix (Corps) in Ancona.
USSR: Fix (3Bal) in Kuibishev, (4UK) in Urbach. Build 1Bal in Gorki. Build 1Bel in Chelyabinsk. Build two flipped scus (0,2).

I will discard my remaining cards. All Beachheads remain available in RB.
641 5/7/2022 1:18:00 PM Winter 1945 Axis Message nice play, had to check the rules for impact

your RPs next
640 5/7/2022 11:13:00 AM Winter 1945 Allied Message I have sketched out my discards and RPs. I think what also threw me last turn was the 8 card hand in POG so I didn't immediately realize one card was a combat card play.
639 5/7/2022 11:01:00 AM Winter 1945 Allied Message AL6, As Place Partisans.

Partisans spring up in Norway, Trondheim coal space and in Baku oil fields.
638 5/6/2022 2:47:00 PM Winter 1945 Axis Message Pzc and GEc to Zengan
637 5/6/2022 9:07:00 AM Winter 1945 Allied Message Go ahead and reconfirm losses and advance, wont affect my next play.
636 5/6/2022 9:04:00 AM Winter 1945 Allied Message 3-3, but I am permanently eliminated.
635 5/6/2022 9:03:00 AM Winter 1945 Allied Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Allied:
Ardebil combat.

C(2) Ardebil permkill Zengan [1UKR], 6L vs 3L;

AX
AL
634 5/3/2022 9:15:00 AM Winter 1945 Axis Message Itís an extra op per LCU - the pzc doesnít add extra op. Since full supply, 2OPs. Back when in limited supply and 2PZ also stacked in Baku, would have taken 5 to do anything with the stack.
633 5/3/2022 8:16:00 AM Winter 1945 Allied Message I think the Baku attack would take 4 ops, 2 for each unit. This is the first time I have seen the Axis get this far in, with this being one of the reasons.

13.6 Axis Units in the Caucasus
Axis LCUs tracing supply through Maikop or Armavir or tracing supply across a Sea SR connection by way of Baku or Batumi, cost 1 additional OP (per unit) to activate, up to a maximum of 5 OPs per space.

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