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288 4/21/2022 1:20:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Nah, I believe in you, you're a surgeon with AP! Looks intimidating though...
287 4/19/2022 8:50:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Got AP, but am playing one of the ultimate sharks. I will die quickly to avoid the whole long suffering thing…
286 4/19/2022 6:24:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Sorry I missed this one--I believe in you! Who'd you get? Did you at least get AP?
285 4/16/2022 10:18:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Absolutely.
Meanwhile, I’ve been paired with a guy that actually wins this tournament! It’s gonna be ugly!
284 4/16/2022 1:20:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Hey man,

You kind of read my mind on that one… I was starting to feel a bit overwhelmed between this game, the tournament and the staff game. If you don’t mind putting this one on hold for a bit, that might actually be helpful. Is that cool?

Thanks,
K
283 4/16/2022 12:19:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Hey,
If you want to take a break from this one while you start the next tournament game totally OK!
282 4/15/2022 8:34:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Sorry! Driving all day, so couldn’t answer.
Yes, that’s jus a throw-away to neutralize the AZOI.
Also, you have too many full strength armies.
You need to pair ships with reduced armies so you can defeat my weak invasions!
281 4/15/2022 5:28:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Or is that just a throwaway attack that's necessary so that the Wasp can neutralize AZOI?
280 4/15/2022 4:33:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Hey man,

The way I read the file it looks like the Wasp is bombing the reduced 15th Army, but I don't think you mean to do that bc they're already reduced and won't take damage--or am I missing something?

Thanks,
K
279 4/14/2022 10:12:00 PM 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:
Event on SW PAC (7+2)

* 3119 (Sarong) : 7AF Air Activates.
* 3119 (Sarong) : 5AF Air Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : 13AF Air Activates.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : CA Northampton Activates.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : CA Northampton Deactivates.
* 3119 (Sarong) : [13AF LRB] Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : [CV Wasp] Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : [BB Washington] Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : [BB North Carolina] Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : M Brigade Activates.
* 3023 (Darwin) : [CV Lexington] Activates.
* 3319 (Biak): [CV Wasp] moves to 2817
* 3319 (Biak): [BB Washington] moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 3319 (Biak): [BB North Carolina] moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 3319 (Biak): M Brigade moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 3119 (Sarong): [13AF LRB] moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3023 (Darwin): [CV Lexington] moves to 2918 (Batjan)
* 3319 (Biak): 13AF Air moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 2817: Battle Hex (A) moves to 2717
* 2817: [CV Wasp] moves to 2716
* 2717: Battle Hex (A) moves to 2716
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2716: Battle Hex (A) moves to 2516
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (B)
* 2917 (Menado): Battle Hex (B) moves to 2918 (Batjan)
* 2917 (Menado): Battle Hex (B) moves to 3118 (Waigeo)
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (B)
* 3118 (Waigeo): Battle Hex (B) moves to 2917 (Menado)
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (C)
* 4017 (Truk): Battle Hex (C) moves to 3921 (Gasmata)
Gotta get lucky one of these days...
bty.
278 4/14/2022 7:59:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Haha well put!
277 4/14/2022 7:48:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Just wish that POS was standing on the bridge with Trump….
276 4/14/2022 7:40:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Man, you're really laying into the Moskva!
275 4/13/2022 8:37:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Whoa, my great luck holds up in the air and at sea, though not so much on land...

You guys really nailed us in the Staff Game!

PBM:

* 2915 (Davao): 51 AF moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 2715 (Jolo): 28 AF moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 2715 (Jolo): [26 AF] moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 2517 (Balikpapan): 9 AD moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 2517 (Balikpapan): [3 AD] moves to 1916 (Palembang)

BTY for next card.
274 4/12/2022 11:06:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
For intercept...
273 4/12/2022 11:06:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message 1 X for JP flips everybody, 1/4 for AP flips
Ground JP flips, no damage to AP.
PBM:
* 2715 (Jolo) : [26 AF] suffers a step loss.
* 2615: Battle Hex (A) moves to 2615
* 2616 (Tarakan) : [BB North Carolina] suffers a step loss.
* 2616 (Tarakan) : [BB Washington] suffers a step loss.
* 3119 (Sarong) : [13AF LRB] suffers a step loss.
* 2616 (Tarakan): 15th Army moves to 2516
* 2516 : [15th Army] suffers a step loss.
* 2616 (Tarakan): [BB North Carolina] moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 2616 (Tarakan): [BB Washington] moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 2716: [CV Wasp] moves to 3319 (Biak)
Bty for PBM
272 4/12/2022 10:57:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 4

8
1
3
5


Message from Allies:
Tarakan A/N
JP 46 (5 air)
AP 44 (2 Air)
Tarakan Ground
JP 20 (-2 DRM?)
AP 23
271 4/12/2022 10:55:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive 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:
Intercept
* 3119 (Sarong) : 1M Division Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : BB North Carolina Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : BB Washington Activates.
* 4024 (Gili Gili) : 13AF LRB Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : [CV Wasp] Activates.
* 3319 (Biak): [CV Wasp] moves to 2716
* 3119 (Sarong): 1M Division moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 3319 (Biak): BB Washington moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 3319 (Biak): BB North Carolina moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 13AF LRB moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3922 (Buna): 13AF LRB moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3319 (Biak): 13AF LRB moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2615: Battle Hex (A) moves to 2716
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2615: Battle Hex (A) moves to 3118 (Waigeo)
270 4/12/2022 10:48:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message HEY! Self-deprecation IS MY THING!
Don't cross lines!
269 4/11/2022 11:57:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #20: 2 / Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Airfield Bombardment: If, prior to reaction, a Japanese BB naval unit occupies a battle hex that contains an Allied air unit, but no Allied BB naval unit, then the Allied air unit (max) is reduced (Japanese player's choice) one step prior to air-naval combat (even if this eliminates the unit).

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Japanese:
Heh, it's a shame I screwed that up bc it would have been fun and instructive to play on the AP staff with you... oh well. Not like I'd have anything even mildly useful to contribute to the Allied strategy discussion (though with Tom and Mark leading JP we're all basically bystanders...).

Anyway, I'll see you on the battlefield!

EC on South HQ 1+5=6 acts

* 2516 : 15th Army Activates.
* 1916 (Palembang) : 9 AD Activates.
* 2220 (Soerabaja) : [3 AD] Activates.
* 2719 (Kendari) : 28 AF Activates.
* 2915 (Davao) : 51 AF Activates.
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte) : 26 AF Activates.
* 2220 (Soerabaja): [3 AD] moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 1916 (Palembang): 9 AD moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 2719 (Kendari): 28 AF moves to 2715 (Jolo)
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): 26 AF moves to 2715 (Jolo)
* 2516: 15th Army moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2517 (Balikpapan): [3 AD] joins Battle A
* 2517 (Balikpapan): 9 AD joins Battle A
* 2715 (Jolo): 28 AF joins Battle A
* 2715 (Jolo): 26 AF joins Battle A
* 2915 (Davao): 51 AF joins Battle A

BTY for resolution.
268 4/10/2022 7:37:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Forgetting?
I don’t remember what I had for breakfast…
OK, just use your last file, and carry on.
Hey, we are the AP in the staff game……I think?
267 4/10/2022 4:54:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #22: 2 / Weather: Monsoon Rains Cancel Offensive
Allied Offensive is canceled. All units are placed back at their starting locations. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Alright, I think you did me the courtesy of politely "forgetting" that I was holding this get-out-of-jail-free card, and I'll take this opportunity to use it.
266 4/10/2022 1:20:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #69: 3 / S-Day: Invasion of Luzon
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Bonus: If the 11th Airborne Division is on an airfield, not activated, with ANY in supply US air unit, the 11th Airborne division can be placed on any unoccupied hex that is not in an unneutralized Japanese air ZOI and is within the extended range/normal LRB (including B29) range of the air unit that it is stacked with.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Event 8+2
* 3023 (Darwin) : [5AF LRB] Activates.
* 4024 (Gili Gili) : 13AF LRB Activates.
* 3119 (Sarong) : 7AF Air Activates.
* 3119 (Sarong) : 5AF Air Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : 13AF Air Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : [CV Wasp] Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : M Brigade Activates.
* 3922 (Buna) : XIV Corps Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : BB North Carolina Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : BB Washington Activates.
* 3319 (Biak): BB Washington moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3319 (Biak): [CV Wasp] moves to 2817
* 2817: [CV Wasp] moves to 2717
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2517 (Balikpapan): Battle Hex (A) moves to 2717
* 3319 (Biak): BB Washington moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 3319 (Biak): 13AF Air moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3319 (Biak): M Brigade moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 3319 (Biak): BB North Carolina moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 3922 (Buna): XIV Corps moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 13AF LRB moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3023 (Darwin): [5AF LRB] moves to 3922 (Buna)
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (B)
* 4017 (Truk): Battle Hex (B) moves to 3921 (Gasmata)
* 3023 (Darwin) : [CV Lexington] Activates.
* 4024 (Gili Gili) : [CV Enterprise] Activates.
* 3119 (Sarong): 13AF LRB moves to 3622
* 3622 : 13AF LRB Deactivates.
* 3622: 13AF LRB moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3119 (Sarong) : 13AF Air Deactivates.
* 3119 (Sarong): 13AF Air moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3023 (Darwin): [CV Lexington] moves to 3019 (Obi)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): [CV Enterprise] moves to 3019 (Obi)
* 2917 (Menado): BB North Carolina joins Battle C
* 2917 (Menado): BB North Carolina retires from Battle
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (C)
* 2917 (Menado): Battle Hex (C) moves to 3019 (Obi)
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (C)
* 2917 (Menado): Battle Hex (C) moves to 3118 (Waigeo)
Need special reaction at C...
Bty.
265 4/10/2022 12:24:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Hey Kirill
Join the Staff game.
Was having drop Box issues, but think its fixed now. Move up later this AM...
264 4/9/2022 12:33:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Dude,

It’s ironic I was just now reading the news piece about this and thinking about how that will be misinterpreted; the article addressed it, but far below the headline. Obviously the bombing of the train station is inexcusable, but that construction “za detei” means something akin to “on behalf of our children” rather than “here’s a delivery for your children.” It’s similar to “za rodinu” (for the motherland) or “za Stalina” (for Stalin) which the Soviets would paint on their tanks. It’s not “for” in the sense that it’s being commonly understood.

Again, not that it really matters.

K
263 4/8/2022 10:54:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I think next round should start in a couple of weeks.
"For the Children"?
Are they fucking kidding?
Would not want to be in the Russian Army next week when they go all out in the East......

262 4/8/2022 6:30:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Also, I used to live a short drive away from where they would play that Booz Allen golf tournament. I guess Booz Allen Hamilton was headquartered not far from us in N. Va.
261 4/8/2022 6:24:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Sorry, that was supposed to be I think I *can* still play barges, the weird typos continue...
260 4/8/2022 6:20:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #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:
I think I cant still play barges? I know you love barges.

Bonus on South HQ 1+3=4 acts

* 2517 (Balikpapan) : 15th Army Activates.
* 2517 (Balikpapan): 15th Army moves to 2516

No battles or PBM.

BTW, any idea what's up with our tourney?
259 4/6/2022 9:52:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #18: 1 / Edwin Booz: Defense Consultant
Allied player immediately receives 1 permanent amphibious shipping point. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
ASP to 6
file up, bty..
258 4/6/2022 7:26:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message File up!
257 4/6/2022 7:26:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #39: 2 / Subhas Chandra Bose: Pro-Japanese Indian Army
2 Ground Replacements: The Japanese gain two ground replacement steps that must be used immediately. The recipent ground unit must be within 3 hexes of Rangoon (2008) to receive the replacement. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
The Indian National Army joins the struggle against Western imperialism!

* 2106 (Mandalay) : 33rd Army restored to full strength.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 16th Army restored to full strength.
256 4/6/2022 7:23:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Heh, I'm sure I'll get some nice 0s when I least want them...

Sorry, I realized I never uploaded a file.

EAM:

* 3019 (Obi): 26 AF moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
255 4/6/2022 7:08:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Freakin' 9 machine...
PBM:
* 3023 (Darwin): 5AF Air moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3023 (Darwin): 7AF Air moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3218: [5AF LRB] moves to 3023 (Darwin)

POW totally hosed, but that is one...
254 4/5/2022 7:23:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!!! It's all crits for me baby. LRB is... flipped.

I think you do PBM and then I do EAM.


253 4/5/2022 7:05:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
It is not a crit. JP shoots back.

JP: 10
252 4/5/2022 7:04:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Well it's a surprise attack! Just one short.

BH(A) A/N

AP: 4 (+4, rolling for crit)
251 4/5/2022 7:03:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
Roll for intercept.
250 4/5/2022 7:03:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Sorry for the delay... first week back from vacation, digging out, you know how it goes.
249 4/2/2022 10:55:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #5: 2 / Operation Matador: Pre-emptive Malaya Offensive
Activate: Any Allied HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Intercept Conditions: No ASPs may be used. Bonus: Alert Defenses, add 2 to Allied air unit defense strengths.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
OPS on SW PAC (2+2)
* 3220 : 1M Division Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : 13AF Air Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : 5AF LRB Activates.
* 3023 (Darwin) : 5AF Air Activates.
* 3220: 1M Division moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3319 (Biak): 5AF LRB moves to 3218
* newbie () clones Battle Hex (A)
* 3119 (Sarong): Battle Hex (A) moves to 3218
* 3319 (Biak) : 13AF Air Deactivates.
* 3023 (Darwin) : 7AF Air Activates.
bty.
248 4/2/2022 10:49:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Change US Political Will From 6 to 5
247 4/2/2022 10:48:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 9 to 5
246 3/31/2022 2:47:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message I think we're set for a bloody and interesting next few turns... fire away, mon frere.
245 3/31/2022 2:45:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

244 3/31/2022 2:45:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message More good luck for me on the subs...

R/R:

* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 50 AF moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 9 AD moves to 1916 (Palembang)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 51 AF moves to 2915 (Davao)
* Eliminated JP Naval Units: 15th Army moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* Leningrad84 (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 6
* Leningrad84 (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 5
243 3/30/2022 1:35:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

242 3/30/2022 1:35:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Subs miss!
7 each, AP up first after JP R&R
241 3/30/2022 1:34:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Strat War Subs...
240 3/30/2022 1:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies End Turn
239 3/30/2022 1:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allies make POW, marker stuck...
No attrition
AP R&R
* Eliminated AL Naval Units : [CV Enterprise] suffers a step loss.
* Eliminated AL Naval Units : [CV Lexington] Activates.
* Eliminated AL Naval Units : [CV Indomitable] suffers a step loss.
* Eliminated AL Naval Units : [CV Indomitable] Activates.
* Eliminated AL Air Units : 13AF Air Activates.
* Eliminated AL Air Units : 14AF LRB Activates.
* Eliminated AL Air Units : 13AF LRB Activates.
* Eliminated AL Ground Units : 33 British Corps Activates.
* Eliminated AL Ground Units: 33 British Corps moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
* Eliminated AL Naval Units: [CV Indomitable] moves to 1406 (Madras)
* Eliminated AL Air Units: 13AF Air moves to 3319 (Biak)
* Eliminated AL Naval Units: [CV Lexington] moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* Eliminated AL Naval Units: [CV Enterprise] moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* Eliminated AL Air Units: 14AF LRB moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* Eliminated AL Air Units: 13AF LRB moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
238 3/30/2022 1:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Yeessh!

PBM:
* 3919: [CV Wasp] moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3023 (Darwin): [5AF LRB] moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3922 (Buna): 5AF Air moves to 3023 (Darwin)
237 3/29/2022 6:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message File up, BTY for PBM and end of turn stuff...
236 3/29/2022 6:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Convoluted PB/m:

* 2919 (Amboina): [22 AF] moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 2919 (Amboina): 28 AF moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 2517 (Balikpapan): 28 AF moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 2919 (Amboina): [3 AD] moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 2517 (Balikpapan): [3 AD] moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 2919 (Amboina): [23 AF] moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): [22 AF] moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 2517 (Balikpapan): [23 AF] moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
235 3/29/2022 6:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Eesh! Alright, there was the crit, AP also gets a nice x1, I assume you will flip the elite NAFs. JP gets 66 which I believe eliminated everyone except one flipped LRB.
234 3/29/2022 6:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
9


Message from Japanese:
That's x0.5 for both sides, JP AD is eliminated, does not score any hits.

Main event...

BH(D) A/N:

AP: 28 (+1)
JP: 66

233 3/29/2022 5:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from Japanese:
That was not a crit! Though I wish I'd saved your 0s for other battles...

BH(C) A/N

AP: 28 (+1)
JP: 10
232 3/29/2022 5:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
BH(B) A/N:

AP: 4 (for crit)
JP: 82 (auto)
231 3/29/2022 5:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I believe BH(A) is an auto against the Tokyo garrison.
230 3/29/2022 5:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message OK, sorry for long delay. Reacting with South HQ.

South HQ 1+3=4 acts

* 2220 (Soerabaja) : 23 AF Activates.
* 2620 (Makassar) : 22 AF Activates.
* 3416 (Palau Islands) : 28 AF Activates.
* 1916 (Palembang) : [3 AD] Activates.
* 2620 (Makassar): 22 AF moves to 2919 (Amboina)
* 2220 (Soerabaja): 23 AF moves to 2919 (Amboina)
* 1916 (Palembang): [3 AD] moves to 2919 (Amboina)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 28 AF moves to 2919 (Amboina)
* 2919 (Amboina): 28 AF joins Battle A
* 2919 (Amboina): 28 AF joins Battle D
* 2919 (Amboina): 22 AF joins Battle D
* 2919 (Amboina): 23 AF joins Battle D
* 2919 (Amboina): [3 AD] joins Battle D
229 3/23/2022 11:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Or, I guess I wouldn't have needed to do an additional intercept roll for the SR hex, but it doesn't matter anyway.
228 3/23/2022 11:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message That is a definite miss. OK, so we won't be rolling for intercept or reacting there.
227 3/23/2022 11:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Before I forget, let me roll for the SR at Biak.
226 3/23/2022 11:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Don’t forget special reaction at Biak
225 3/23/2022 11:18:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message OK, that was successful. Let me try to figure out if I can mount a response, probably won't be tonight though.
224 3/23/2022 11:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
Roll for intercept...
223 3/23/2022 11:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Blarg, I knew that restriction applied to using an FOQ for your last offensive card play, but didn't realize it applied to reaction as well. It will take me a moment to figure out what I can do, unless of course I miss the intercept roll...
222 3/23/2022 11:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Sadly yes, you cannot play out of FOQ as last card.
Key rule!
221 3/23/2022 11:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Whoa man, that's pretty epic. Way to ruin my vacation!!

I thought I had prepared for this because I have a Weather card in FOQ, but upon rereading the rules I'm pretty sure I can't play it as my last card, even during reaction, is that correct?
220 3/23/2022 7:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Here you go...
* 4612 (Wake) : SF Brigade Activates.
* 4612 (Wake): SF Brigade moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 4517 (Kusaie) : 14AF LRB Activates.
* 4017 (Truk): Battle Hex (B) moves to 4517 (Kusaie)
* 3626 (Cairns) : 5AF LRB Activates.
* 3626 (Cairns) : 13AF LRB Activates.
* 3624 (Cape York) : 11AF Air Activates.
* 3922 (Buna) : [I Corps] Activates.
* 3626 (Cairns): 5AF LRB moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 3626 (Cairns): 13AF LRB moves to 3122
* 3922 (Buna): [I Corps] moves to 3821
* 3624 (Cape York): 11AF Air moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : BB Washington Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : BB North Carolina Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : 1M Division Activates.
* 4517 (Kusaie) : M Brigade Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : [CV Wasp] Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein): [CV Wasp] moves to 3919
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (C)
* 3720 (Wewak): Battle Hex (C) moves to 3919
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Enterprise moves to 3318
* 3318: CV Enterprise moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : [CV Lexington] Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein): [CV Lexington] moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): 1M Division moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 4517 (Kusaie): M Brigade moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): BB Washington moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): BB North Carolina moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* 3821: [I Corps] moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 3727 (Townsville) : 5AF Air Activates.
* 3727 (Townsville): 5AF Air moves to 3922 (Buna)
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (C)
* 3720 (Wewak): Battle Hex (C) moves to 3921 (Gasmata)
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (B)
* 4517 (Kusaie): Battle Hex (B) moves to 4116
* 3319 (Biak): 1M Division moves to 3220
* 3219 (Vogelkop): BB North Carolina moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3219 (Vogelkop): M Brigade moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3219 (Vogelkop): CV Enterprise moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3319 (Biak): CV Enterprise moves to 3218
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (D)
* 3122: 13AF LRB moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 3119 (Sarong): Battle Hex (D) moves to 3122
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (D)
* 3119 (Sarong): Battle Hex (D) moves to 3318
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (D)
* 3119 (Sarong): Battle Hex (D) moves to 3218
Same deal, but if you react at Biak, everybody supports.
219 3/23/2022 7:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Wait a minute, got to fix that move...
218 3/23/2022 7:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #9: 3 / Olympic and Coronet: the Invasion of Japan
Activate: US SW or Central Pacific HQs only. Logistic Value: 12 Conditions: In order for this card to be played as an event at least one Japanese Islands hex must be declared a battle hex and the potential for a ground combat must exist in the designated Japanese Islands battle hex. Bonus: The Allies temporarily gain 4 ASPs that can be used for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
EVENT on SWPAC
* 4612 (Wake) : SF Brigade Activates.
* 3922 (Buna) : [I Corps] Activates.
* 4517 (Kusaie) : 14AF LRB Activates.
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 4017 (Truk): Battle Hex (A) moves to 4516
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : 1M Division Activates.
* 3624 (Cape York) : 11AF Air Activates.
* 3727 (Townsville) : 5AF Air Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : [CV Wasp] Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein): [CV Wasp] moves to 3919
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (B)
* 3720 (Wewak): Battle Hex (B) moves to 3919
* 4715 (Kwajalein): 1M Division moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3319 (Biak): 1M Division moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Enterprise moves to 3218
* 3119 (Sarong): 26 AF joins Battle C
* RobC (Referee) removes Battle Hex (A)
* 3119 (Sarong): 26 AF retires from Battle
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (C)
* 3119 (Sarong): Battle Hex (C) moves to 3218
* 3119 (Sarong): Battle Hex (C) moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): 1M Division moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 4517 (Kusaie) : M Brigade Activates.
* 4517 (Kusaie): M Brigade moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* 3922 (Buna) : [I Corps] Deactivates.
* 3624 (Cape York): 11AF Air moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3727 (Townsville): 5AF Air moves to 3922 (Buna)
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (B)
* 3720 (Wewak): Battle Hex (B) moves to 3921 (Gasmata)
* 3023 (Darwin) : 7AF Air Activates.
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (C)
* 3119 (Sarong): Battle Hex (C) moves to 3022
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : BB Washington Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein): BB Washington moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : BB North Carolina Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein): BB North Carolina moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* 4612 (Wake): SF Brigade moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 3626 (Cairns) : 5AF LRB Activates.
* 3626 (Cairns): 5AF LRB moves to 3123
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (C)
* 3119 (Sarong): Battle Hex (C) moves to 3123
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : [CV Lexington] Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein): [CV Lexington] moves to 3318
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (C)
* 3022: Battle Hex (C) moves to 3318
* 2620 (Makassar): Battle Hex (A) moves to 2720
* 2720: Battle Hex (D) moves to 3024
* 2620 (Makassar): Battle Hex (E) moves to 3124
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (E)
* 3124: Battle Hex (E) moves to 3319 (Biak)
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (D)
* 3024: Battle Hex (D) moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (D)
* 3024: Battle Hex (D) moves to 3217
* RobC (Referee) clones Battle Hex (E)
* 3124: Battle Hex (E) moves to 3418
* 3626 (Cairns) : 13AF LRB Activates.
* 3626 (Cairns): 13AF LRB moves to 3123
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : CA Northampton Activates.
* 3123: 13AF LRB moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): CA Northampton moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3319 (Biak): CA Northampton moves to 4825 (Espiritu Santo)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : CA Northampton Deactivates.
* 3023 (Darwin): 7AF Air moves to 3123
OK, this looks like a mess, but basically, in western new Guinea everybody except the landing hexes are attacking Sarong.
If you make special reaction in either or both hexes, and react, the units in question will support the landings as per the dual designation for each group.
One mistake, the 7 AF SR should never switch from the Sarong attack, as it is out of range
217 3/22/2022 11:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Nice! Best time to be in DC.
I’d go in a heartbeat, but don’t think they have much interest in my specialty. They said “they’d let me know”, which is like someone telling you “the check is in the mail” :-(
Hey, I just bought a T-72 from a Ukrainian farmer on EBay. Gonna use it as a camper!
216 3/21/2022 11:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #60: 3 / East Force: Conquest of Celebes
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:
Thanks, went into DC today to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Sakura...

Dude, please don't go to Ukraine! We need the dwindling few sane Americans to remain where they are, here at home.

OC on SS HQ 2+3=5 acts

* 3706 (Tokyo) : BB Hiei Activates.
* 3721 (Madang) : [SS Bde] Activates.
* 5018 (Tarawa) : 1 SN Bde Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : APD Kamikaze Activates.
* 3706 (Tokyo): BB Hiei moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 5018 (Tarawa): 1 SN Bde moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 3721 (Madang): [SS Bde] moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 4021 (Rabaul): APD Kamikaze moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)

No battles, no PBM. BTY.
215 3/19/2022 9:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #26: 2 / US Army Breaks Japanese Army Codes
Intelligence: Ambush. Bonus: For the duration of the Offensive the Allies gain +4 in any ground combat, in addition to the normal ambush modifier for air-naval combat. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Have a great trip!
I'm on stand-by for my thing.
I think they want "real" docs...
OPS on CPAC
* 4719 (Nauru) : M Brigade Activates.
* 4719 (Nauru) : 14AF LRB Activates.
* 4719 (Nauru): M Brigade moves to 4517 (Kusaie)
* Allied ASP Marker uses 4/4 ASP
- PBM:
* 4719 (Nauru): 14AF LRB moves to 4517 (Kusaie)
That's 4 POW hexes, not 5...Great module!
214 3/18/2022 12:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Hey chief, I'm flying out to the East Coast tomorrow with the fam to see my folks. I'll be there all next week, apologies in advance if I'm delayed responding to your dastardly moves!
213 3/18/2022 12:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #67: 2 / Japanese Army/Navy: Central Agreement
This event ends a Japanese inter-service rivalry. Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. Bonus: If this card is played as an event, the Japanese have the option to discard a card of their choice and re-place it with any card from the discard pile (not those removed from play).

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Alright, me too, though I'm sure I'll regret using this card to do it.

OC on South HQ 1+2=3 acts

* 2220 (Soerabaja) : [16th Army] Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : [33rd Army] Activates.
* 2104 (Jarhat) : 8 AD Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon): [33rd Army] moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2220 (Soerabaja): [16th Army] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2104 (Jarhat): 8 AD moves to 2110 (Bangkok)

No battles or PBM, BTY.
212 3/16/2022 10:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #19: 2 / Anakim Operation: Burma Offensive
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: Only ground and air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Repo
SEAC (3+1)
* 1005 (Maldive Islands) : BB Warspite Activates.
* 2006 (Akyab) : [1 Ind Corps] Activates.
* 2006 (Akyab): [1 Ind Corps] moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 1005 (Maldive Islands): BB Warspite moves to 1905 (Dacca)
no PBM, bty...
211 3/16/2022 1:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change War in Europe value From 1 to 0
210 3/16/2022 1:29:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #54: 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 had an elaborate move planned but decided to scrap it and play this instead. Let's see if it holds...
209 3/15/2022 9:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Will save this one. Bty.
File up
208 3/15/2022 6:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Jeez! Glad I didn't redeploy BB Hiei instead, like I had considered doing...
207 3/15/2022 6:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
206 3/15/2022 6:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
205 3/15/2022 6:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Got him.
Now 2 draws..
204 3/15/2022 6:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Allies:
Then Archerfish
203 3/15/2022 6:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
First Darter -Dace
202 3/15/2022 6:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #68: 1 / Submarine Attack: Archerfish sinks Shinano
Play during an Offensive after combat against any active Japanese naval units or against any active Japanese naval unit if no battle hexes are declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-7: Japanese lose one naval step (Allies chooses, can eliminated a unit). 8-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
And this one.
201 3/15/2022 6:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #61: 1 / Submarine Attack: Darter-Dace
Play during an Offensive prior to combat against any active Japanese naval units or against any active Japanese naval unit if no battle hexes are declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-4: Japanese lose one naval step* 5-7: Japanese lose two naval steps* (can eliminate a unit) 8-9: No Effect. *Japanese chooses Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Glad you moved that boat.
Will play 2 sub cards.
200 3/15/2022 2:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
OK, I'll do some SoPac redeployment.

OC on SS HQ 2+3=5 acts

* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : 14th Army Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : [31st Army] Activates.
* 3822 (Lae) : [SS Bde] Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : [4 SN Bde] Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : CL Tenryu Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 14th Army moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): [31st Army] moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 3822 (Lae): [SS Bde] moves to 3721 (Madang)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): [4 SN Bde] moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 4021 (Rabaul): CL Tenryu moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)

No battles, no PBM.
199 3/15/2022 1:45:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message And I guess no PBM for you, so I have to figure out my next play.
198 3/15/2022 1:42:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Sorry, I forgot to eliminate your air unit in the log, posted an update.
197 3/15/2022 1:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Heh, wow alright, net zeroes for both sides, so *0.5.

AP gets 33 which is enough to eliminate JP 18th Army and flip the SS Bde, JP gets 12 to flip one of the US Army Corps.

PBM:

* 3922 (Buna) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 3 progress of war hexes
* 3720 (Wewak): 28 AF moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3922 (Buna): BB Yamato moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 3919: CV Shokaku moves to 4017 (Truk)
196 3/15/2022 1:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
0


Message from Japanese:
AP *0.5=no hits, JP *1 is enough to kill the 13th AF.

BH(A) GRD

AP: 66 (-2)
JP: 24
195 3/15/2022 1:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Japanese:
BH(A) A/N

AP: 10 (+1)
JP: 42
194 3/15/2022 1:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Sorry for the delay, had to go to dinner at the in-laws' place.

* 3822 (Lae) : SS Bde Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : BB Yamato Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : CV Shokaku Activates.
* 3416 (Palau Islands) : 28 AF Activates.
* 4017 (Truk): BB Yamato moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 3822 (Lae): SS Bde moves to 3922 (Buna)
* 4017 (Truk): CV Shokaku moves to 3919
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 28 AF moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 3720 (Wewak): 28 AF joins Battle A
* 3919: CV Shokaku joins Battle A
193 3/14/2022 7:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Oh sorry, of course--I was confused by the other "A" marker placement.
192 3/14/2022 7:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Nope, no pinning. Everybody in the same hex. Can only have 1 battle hex with OC play.
191 3/14/2022 7:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Sorry, just to confirm your move before I react--so the 13th AF is pinning Lae, and the US army units are hitting Buna without air/naval cover?
190 3/14/2022 7:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For intercept.
189 3/14/2022 7:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #69: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Alright, I'll play this mostly for the draw, since I think your scariest surprise attacks are in the discard pile for the moment.

Intercept.

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