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391 6/27/2022 11:00:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message (Japan) creates Battle Hex (A) in 1905 (Dacca):
* 2006 (Akyab): 6 AD joins Battle A

(Japan) creates Battle Hex (B) in 1805 (Calcutta):
* 1807: CV Akagi joins Battle B

(Japan) creates Battle Hex (C) in 2104 (Jarhat):
* 2106 (Mandalay): 8 AD joins Battle C

Per the event, Yamato (BB) conducting airfield bombardment; 5AF eliminated
* 1905 (Dacca): [5AF LRB] is eliminated

Back to you for RR ...

390 6/27/2022 10:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 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:
(Gulp) ... here goes, Japan's moment of truth ...

Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Agreement) Activates.

Logistics 5 + (Comb Fleet HQ) 3 = 8 activations:
* 2006 (Akyab) : Korean Army Activates.
* 2006 (Akyab) : 28th Army Activates.
* 2006 (Akyab) : 38th Army Activates.
* 2007 : 18th Army Activates.
* 2015 (Singapore) : BB Yamato Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 8 AD Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : CV Akagi Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 6 AD Activates.

Movement:
* 2015 (Singapore): BB Yamato moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 2006 (Akyab): Korean Army, 28th Army, 38th Army moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 2007: 18th Army moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2008 (Rangoon): 6 AD moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2008 (Rangoon): 8 AD moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2008 (Rangoon): CV Akagi moves to 1807
389 6/27/2022 9:49:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
(JP ASP set to 3 used/5 total, as requested)

Playing for OPS on ANZAC: 3+1 = 4 activations
* 3023 (Darwin) : ANZAC HQ (Agreement) Activates.

* 3319 (Biak) : 1M Division Activates. moves to 4110 (Marcus). 1 ASP. (does not enter JP ZOI)

* 3626 (Cairns) : CVL Hermes Activates. moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 3626 (Cairns) : BB Mississippi Activates. moves to 4017 (Truk)

* 3823 (Port Moresby) : [PM Bde] Activates. moves to 2919 (Amboina). 1 ASP.

* 4110 (Marcus) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 3 progress of war hexes
* 2919 (Amboina) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 4 progress of war hexes


No reaction possible. Back to you for next card play.
388 6/24/2022 12:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Ack, forgot to reduce my ASPs by x3. Would you mind doing so when you do your file?

Two units that moved were strategic, but I did 3 steps of amphibious ...
387 6/24/2022 12:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #40: 3 / Operation U-Go: Burma Offensive
Acivation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only Air and Ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Agreement) Activates.
Logistics 4 + (Comb Fleet HQ) 3 = 7 activations:
* 2006 (Akyab) : 8 AD Activates.
* 2007 : 38th Army Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 31st Army Activates.
* 1813 (Medan) : [19th Army] Activates.
* 2015 (Singapore) : 18th Army Activates.
* 3007 (Shanghai) : [35th Army] Activates.
* 3212 : [27th Army] Activates.
(in the logfile I'd forgotten to activate the 27th, sorry)

Movement:
* 2008 (Rangoon): 31st Army moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2006 (Akyab): 8 AD moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2007: 38th Army moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2015 (Singapore): 18th Army moves to 2007
* 1813 (Medan): [19th Army] moves to 2007
* 3007 (Shanghai): [35th Army] moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 3704 (Hakodate): [27th Army] moves to 2915 (Davao)

Back to you!
386 6/23/2022 9:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Correction: Will not move the 15 BR from Ledo.

corrected log file dropped.
385 6/23/2022 9:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #38: 2 / Operation Tarzan: Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: The Allied player may only activate ground and air units, of which one must be a Chinese Army unit IF there is one on the map and in HQ range. If no such unit is available, this requirement is ignored.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activating SEAC HQ 2+1 = 3

* 2205 (Ledo): 15 British Corps moves to 2105 (Imphal/Kohima)
* 2407 (Kunming): 66 Chinese Army, [5 Chinese Army] moves to 2206 (Lashio)

No battle hexes. Logfile dropped. back to you.
384 6/23/2022 9:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message PBM looks good.

AP PBM:
* 4316 (Ponape): 1 MAW moves to 4415 (Eniwetok) to 4612 (Wake)
* 4216: CV Enterprise moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* 4216: [CV Lexington] moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 4216: CVL San Jacinto moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): [CA Northampton] moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): [BB Massachusetts] moves to 3319 (Biak)
383 6/23/2022 11:26:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Let me know if I did anything wrong here ... otherwise, back to the Allies!
382 6/23/2022 11:26:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Answer obtained re 9.2.F.4
* 4215 : [CVL Ryujo] suffers a step loss.

Applying 28 hits to Mass and Lexington:
* 4216 : [CV Lexington] suffers a step loss.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : [BB Massachusetts] suffers a step loss.

I'll go ahead and do PBM:
* 4412: [CV Shokaku] moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 4612 (Wake): CA Takao moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 4215: [CVL Ryujo] moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 4215: [CV Soryu] moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): [BB Hiei] moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): [CA Mogami] moves to 3915
* 3915: [CA Mogami] moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)

381 6/22/2022 5:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Over to you to apply hits, then I'll resume with PBM.
380 6/22/2022 5:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message JP: Crit! but doesn't matter. VF-211 eliminated.
AP: n/e
379 6/22/2022 5:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
1


Message from Allies:
Wait, wait.

A/N Battle B: Wake
JP: 21, 0
AP: 1, +1
378 6/22/2022 5:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message JP: 6 = 1x = 34 hits
AP: 1+1 = 2 = .25x = 18

AP will flip Mogami and Ryujo for 18 hits.

Will let you apply your hits - note that only two targets outside Eniwetok can be hit, and no unit can be eliminated until all are flipped.

Logfile dropped
377 6/22/2022 5:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
1


Message from Allies:
A./N Battle B: Eniwetok
JP: 34, 0 (+2 def for CV Soryu)
AP: 70, +1
376 6/22/2022 5:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Intercept.

Activating CF HQ for 3+3 = 6 activations.


* 3319 (Biak) : CVL San Jacinto Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Lexington Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 4517 (Kusaie) : 1 MAW Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : BB Massachusetts Activates.
* 5018 (Tarawa) : [CA Northampton] Activates.

These all join Battle A (Eniwetok)
* 3319 (Biak): CVL San Jacinto moves to 4216
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Lexington moves to 4216
* 4017 (Truk): CV Enterprise moves to 4216
* 4517 (Kusaie): 1 MAW moves to 4316 (Ponape)
* 3319 (Biak): BB Massachusetts moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 5018 (Tarawa): [CA Northampton] moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)

No one joins Battle B (Wake)
375 6/22/2022 4:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
Intelligence roll. 7+2.
374 6/22/2022 2:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #14: 3 / Operation MO: Battle of the Coral Sea
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Condtions: Only one ground unit (of any size) may be activated. Fortuitous Rain Squalls: Japanese CV (not CVL) naval units have their defense strength increased by 2 for the duration of the Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
South Seas HQ (Agreement) Activates.

Logistics 5 + (South Seas HQ) 2 = 7 activations:
* 2517 (Balikpapan) : 18th Army Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : CA Takao Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : [CV Shokaku] Activates.
* 3615 (Ulithi) : [CV Soryu] Activates.
* 3615 (Ulithi) : CA Mogami Activates.
* 3416 (Palau Islands) : [BB Hiei] Activates.
* 3416 (Palau Islands) : CVL Ryujo Activates.

Movement:
* 2517 (Balikpapan): 18th Army moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): CA Takao moves to 4612 (Wake)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): [CV Shokaku] moves to 4412
* 3615 (Ulithi): CA Mogami moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 3615 (Ulithi): [CV Soryu] moves to 4215
* 3416 (Palau Islands): CVL Ryujo moves to 4215
* 3416 (Palau Islands): [BB Hiei] moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)

Battle Hex (A) in 4415 (Eniwetok):
* 4215: [CV Soryu] joins Battle A
* 4215: CVL Ryujo joins Battle A

Battle Hex (B) in 4612 (Wake)
* 4412: [CV Shokaku] joins Battle B

Back to you for RR ...

(CV +2 for defense this operation)
373 6/22/2022 8:55:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #39: 2 / Sextant Conference: Burma Road
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: In addition the Allied player immediately receives 3 Chinese ground and 1 Allied air replacement steps that must be used immediately (cannot be saved) on in supply units. Allied air units can be in the air units in China box. In addition, the Allies may immediately construct the Jarhat Trans Route for no cost. If Jarhat already constructed then either Ledo or Imphal may be constructed. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
I just drew this for the Submarines card... :)

Flip ISR to Agreement.
* 2206 (Lashio) : 6 Chinese Army restored to full strength.
* 2407 (Kunming) : 66 Chinese Army restored to full strength.
* Eliminated AL Ground Units: [5 Chinese Army] moves to 2407 (Kunming)
* Eliminated AL Air Units: [5AF LRB] moves to 1905 (Dacca)

I decline to build the Imphal Trans Route.

Logfile dropped
372 6/22/2022 8:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Just updated the Japanese Divisions number in ACTS.

PBM:
* 1807: CV Akagi moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 1905 (Dacca): BB Yamato moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 1905 (Dacca): [BB Nagato] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)

Back to you ...

371 6/22/2022 8:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 9 to 7
370 6/22/2022 5:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
For Submarines.
369 6/22/2022 5:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Nagato suffers a hit and is flipped.

No AP PBM. Logfile dropped. Back to you for PBM.
368 6/22/2022 5:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Allies:
hit on 0-7
367 6/22/2022 5:56:00 AM 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:
But there are submarines in the Bay of Bengal!
366 6/22/2022 5:55:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Crit! 1x result = 58 hits, sinking HMS Warspite outright.

No damage to JP... yet
365 6/22/2022 5:52:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
2


Message from Allies:
A/N Battle for Dacca
JP: 58,0
AP: 14,0
364 6/22/2022 5:50:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message No activation for Reaction, will go on to resolve.
363 6/22/2022 5:46:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
Rolling for Reaction. EC:7+2 for entering a ZOI, only a 9 will fail.
362 6/21/2022 2:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Redoing #3 Grand Escorts as Event

(Japan) creates Convoy Escorts Marker (+2) in Strategic Record Track (2)

Logistics 2 + 3 (Comb Fleet) = 5 activations:
* 2007 : 25th Army Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : BB Nagato Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : CV Akagi Activates.
* 2106 (Mandalay) : 8 AD Activates.
* 2015 (Singapore) : BB Yamato Activates.

Movement:
* 2106 (Mandalay): 8 AD moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2007: 25th Army moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2008 (Rangoon): CV Akagi moves to 1807
* 2008 (Rangoon): BB Nagato moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 2015 (Singapore): BB Yamato moves to 1905 (Dacca)

Battle A:
(Japan) creates Battle Hex (A) in 1905 (Dacca)
* 2006 (Akyab): 8 AD joins Battle A
* 1807: CV Akagi joins Battle A

Back to you ... logfile dropped.

361 6/19/2022 2:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #38: 3 / Grand Escort Command: Improved Escort Organization
Activation: Combined Fleet HQ only Logistic Value: 2 Bonus: The Japanese player places the Escort marker on the game turn track on its +2 side or flips the escort marker to its +4 side if the marker is already in play on its +2 side. See Submarine Warfare for effects of this die roll modifier. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
(Japan) creates Convoy Escorts Marker (+2) in Strategic Record Track (2)

Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Agreement) Activates.
Logistics 2 + 3 (Comb Fleet) = 5 activations:
* 2007 : 38th Army Activates.
* 2007 : 25th Army Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 31st Army Activates.
* 2517 (Balikpapan) : 18th Army Activates.
* 1813 (Medan) : [19th Army] Activates.

Movement:
* 2007: 25th Army moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2007: 38th Army moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2008 (Rangoon): 31st Army moves to 1705
* 1813 (Medan): [19th Army] moves to 1505
* 2517 (Balikpapan): 18th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
(Strategic movement)

* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 3/5 ASP

Done -- no battles, back to you
360 6/18/2022 4:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message No log file. Back to you
359 6/18/2022 4:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change War in Europe value From 1 to 2
358 6/18/2022 4:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #41: 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:
Playing for the event
357 6/17/2022 5:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Done; logfile dropped, back to the Allies
356 6/17/2022 5:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Per Event
355 6/17/2022 5:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #11: 2 / US/British Second Front Conference - Germany First: US Inter-Service Rivalry
Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivalry is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Playing as Event; will draw card per event
354 6/17/2022 5:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message AP PBM:

* 3620 (Aitape): 11AF LRB moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 4017 (Truk): 13AF LRB moves to 3720 (Wewak)
* 4215: [CV Wasp] moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4316 (Ponape): [BB North Carolina] moves to 4222 (Buin)
* 4316 (Ponape): CV Lexington moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* 5018 (Tarawa): 1 MAW moves to 4719 (Nauru) to 4517 (Kusaie)

Also: I've marked JP units in Rabaul and Kwajalein as OOS.

Finally, I fixed a mistake I made during Replacements: The returning Chinese Army needed to go in Kunming (only legal placement).

Logfile dropped. Over to you!
353 6/17/2022 5:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message PBM:
* 2715 (Jolo): CV Akagi moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2915 (Davao): CA Nachi moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): BB Yamato moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 3515 (Yap): CVL Ryujo moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)

done

352 6/17/2022 3:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Summarizing (and cleaning up) results a bit. AP receives +1 for 1943 and US air/naval. I would really like us to stick to the convention that the first die roll is always the Offensives Player, it will keep us sane to be consistent.

So that means:

Battle A: Davao
AP: 1, +1. Roll: 2, n/e
JP: 50, 0. Roll: 1 = .25x = 13 = [19 LRB] eliminated (Sarong)

Battle B: Ulithi
AP: 4,+1. Roll: 1, n/e
JP: 25, 0. Roll: 0 = 7 hits, n/e

Battle C: Palau
AP: 4,+1. Roll: 1, n/e
JP: 32, 0. Roll: 7 = 1x = 32 hits, flips and eliminates 5AF LRB (in Biak)

Battle D: Saipan
AP: 4, +1. Roll: 8, n/e (needed natural 9 for a crit)
JP: 31, 0. Roll: 1 = .25x = 8 = n/e

Battle E: Ponape
AP: 28,+1. Roll: 8 = 9 = 1x = 28 = eliminates [27 AF]
JP: 5,0. Roll: 2, n/e

Note that this means that JP kill the 5AF LRB (Biak) instead of the 13AF LRB (in Truk). And [27AF] in Ponape is eliminated.

Bottom line: JP kill three air steps, AP kill one, and capture Ponape and Kusaie. 2 ASP, 2 Progress of war.

I'll drop a new log file, too.
351 6/17/2022 2:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message I'll hand back to you to take a look, make sure everything done was kosher.

Then if so, we can do PBM
350 6/17/2022 2:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message JPN = 32 x 0.25 = 8; n/e
AP = 5 x 1 = 5; n/e
349 6/17/2022 2:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
2


Message from Japanese:
Lastly, resolution Battle E:
Resolution, Battle D:
Jpn = 5
AP = 28
348 6/17/2022 2:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message JPN = 4 x 0.25 = 1; n/e
AP = 32 x 1 = 23 hits, 13th AF eliminated
347 6/17/2022 2:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

8
1


Message from Japanese:
Resolution, Battle D:
Jpn = 31
AP = 4
346 6/17/2022 2:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message JPN = 4 x 1.5 = 6; n/e
AP = 32 x 0.25 = 8; n/e
345 6/17/2022 2:21:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
7


Message from Japanese:
Resolution, Battle C:
Jpn = 32
AP = 4
344 6/17/2022 2:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message JPN = 4 x 0.25 = 1; n/e
AP = 25 x 0.25 = 7; n/e
343 6/17/2022 2:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
0


Message from Japanese:
Resolution, Battle B:
Jpn = 25
AP = 4
342 6/17/2022 2:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Never mind, you are doing it! Thanks.
341 6/17/2022 2:16:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Thanks for resolving. Can we stick to the convention that the first die roll is always the Offensives Player, second die roll always the Reaction Player? Just to keep it consistent, please.
340 6/17/2022 2:15:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message JPN = 1 x 0.25 = 0.25; n/e
AP = 50 x 0.25 = 13; 19th AF eliminated
339 6/17/2022 2:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Japanese:
Resolution, Battle A:
Jpn (Strength) = 50
AR (Strength) = 1

(I guess this was overkill)
338 6/17/2022 12:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Redo of my RR

* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) : Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Agreement) Activates.

OC 3 + (Comb Fleet HQ) 3 = 6 activations:
* 2110 (Bangkok) : CV Akagi Activates.
* 2015 (Singapore) : BB Yamato Activates.
* 2220 (Soerabaja) : CA Mogami Activates.
* 2220 (Soerabaja) : CVL Ryujo Activates.
* 2517 (Balikpapan) : CA Takao Activates.
* 2212 (Saigon) : CA Nachi Activates.

Movement:
* 2517 (Balikpapan): CA Takao moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 2220 (Soerabaja): CA Mogami moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 2220 (Soerabaja): CVL Ryujo moves to 3515 (Yap)
* 2015 (Singapore): BB Yamato moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 2212 (Saigon): CA Nachi moves to 2714
* 2714: CA Nachi moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 2110 (Bangkok): CV Akagi moves to 2715 (Jolo)

* 2715 (Jolo): CV Akagi joins Battle A
* 2915 (Davao): CA Nachi joins Battle A
* 3615 (Ulithi): CA Mogami joins Battle B
* 3515 (Yap): CVL Ryujo joins Battle B
* 3416 (Palau Islands): BB Yamato joins Battle C
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): CA Takao joins Battle D

Logfile dropped, back to you ...

(let me know if what I did is ok)
337 6/17/2022 11:44:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message -2 = 2; condition = Intercept
336 6/17/2022 11:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
Rolling for intelligence condition against EC 5; -2 drm for ZOI
335 6/17/2022 11:42:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Return Strategy card to deck #51: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory
OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Undoing -- returning card to deck
334 6/17/2022 11:41:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #84: 1 / JN25 Code Change

Message from Japanese:
Undoing -- returning to hand
333 6/17/2022 8:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message OC 3 + 2 (South Seas HQ) = 5 activations:
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : BB Kongo Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : APD Kamikaze Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : CL Tenryu Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : CV Junyo Activates.
* 3706 (Tokyo) : [3 AD] Activates.

Movement:
* 4715 (Kwajalein): BB Kongo moves to 4417
* 4417: BB Kongo moves to 4316 (Ponape)
* 4021 (Rabaul): CV Junyo moves to 4318
* 4021 (Rabaul): APD Kamikaze, CL Tenryu moves to 4316 (Ponape)
* 3706 (Tokyo): [3 AD] moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)

* 3709 (Iwo Jima): [3 AD] joins Battle D
* 4316 (Ponape): BB Kongo joins Battle E
* 4316 (Ponape): APD Kamikaze joins Battle E
* 4316 (Ponape): CL Tenryu joins Battle E
* 4318: CV Junyo joins Battle E

Back to you ...
332 6/17/2022 7:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Per Event
331 6/17/2022 7:37:00 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:
Playing this properly (this time) as a Reaction.
330 6/17/2022 7:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message And the fight is on!
329 6/16/2022 6:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #62: 3 / Operation King II: A-Day - "I Have Returned" Invasion of Leyte
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Conditions: may only be played as an event if at least one battle hex is declared in a Philippine hex. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
SW Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates for 8+2=10 activations

* 3119 (Sarong) : [19 LRB] Activates.
* 3023 (Darwin) : 11AF LRB Activates.
* 3720 (Wewak) : 13AF LRB Activates.
* 4222 (Buin) : CV Lexington Activates.
* 4222 (Buin) : M Brigade Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : [CV Wasp] Activates.
* 5018 (Tarawa) : 1 MAW Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) is now Allied controlled.
* 4322 (New Georgia) is now Allied controlled.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : 2M Division Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : [BB North Carolina] Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : 5AF LRB Activates.

* 3119 (Sarong) [19 LRB] raids Davao (Battle A) = battle hex in the Philippines (per event)

* 3023 (Darwin): 11AF LRB moves to 3620 (Aitape), attacks Ulithi (Battle B)

* 3319 (Biak): 5AF LRB attack Palau Is. (Battle C)

* 3720 (Wewak): 13AF LRB moves to 4017 (Truk), attacks Saipan (Battle D)

* 4415 (Eniwetok): [CV Wasp] moves to 4215, attacks Ponape (Battle E)
* 4222 (Buin): CV Lexington, M Brigade move to 4316 (Ponape), join Battle E
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): [BB North Carolina] moves to 4316 (Ponape), joins Battle E

* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 2M Division moves to 4517 (Kusaie) - not battle hex, no SR

Over to you for R&R. Logfile saved.
328 6/9/2022 9:40:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Won't be playing my FOQ card - so initiative goes to the Allies...
327 6/9/2022 9:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

326 6/9/2022 9:37:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message damn, stays at 6 cards!

325 6/9/2022 9:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Turn 5 Strategic Warfare -- Allied subs roll.
-5 drm
324 6/8/2022 10:46:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message correction: Chinese ground replacement should have gone to Kunming.
323 6/8/2022 10:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

322 6/8/2022 10:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message After JP do their Reinforcements and Replacements, we'll do strategic warfare (submarines, 12.21), to determine whether JP draw 7 cards or 6 this turn. (7 because JP control 13/14 resources hexes, see 12.11).

Since AP card draw is 7 and won't be modified this turn, I'll go ahead and draw AP cards (see 12.5).
321 6/8/2022 10:29:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies End Turn
320 6/8/2022 10:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message AP Turn 5 Reinforcements and Replacements (I just did them both together)

Reinforcements:
* BB Massachusetts is available for deployment
* CVL San Jacinto is available for deployment
* XXIV Corps is available for deployment
* SEAC LRB is available for deployment

* CW Air: SEAC LRB moves to 2005 (Dimasur)
* USA Ground: XXIV Corps moves to 4017 (Truk)
* USN Naval: BB Massachusetts, CVL San Jacinto moves to 3319 (Biak)

* Eliminated AL Ground Units: [ 66 Chinese Army] moves to 2206 (Lashio)

Replacements:

2 ground:
* 2205 (Ledo) : 15 British Corps restored to full strength.
* 1905 (Dacca) : 1 Aus Corps restored to full strength.

5 air:
* 2104 (Jarhat) : SEAC Air restored to full strength.
* 3720 (Wewak) : 13AF LRB restored to full strength.
* 3023 (Darwin) : 13AF Air restored to full strength.
* 3023 (Darwin) : 11AF LRB restored to full strength.

1 US naval:
* 4017 (Truk) : CV Enterprise restored to full strength.

Logfile dropped.
319 6/8/2022 1:29:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message (we forgot to set Divisions in China last turn)
318 6/8/2022 1:29:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 11 to 9
317 6/8/2022 1:29:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 6 to 4
316 6/8/2022 1:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Allied ENM:
* 2719 (Kendari): [19 LRB] moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 2919 (Amboina): 2 MAW moves to 3921 (Gasmata)
* 2715 (Jolo): [13AF Air] moves to 3023 (Darwin)

Overstack in Rangoon: One unit must move to the turn track - will return with reinforcements (feel free to change which unit)
* 2008 (Rangoon): 6 AD moves to Turn 5 (Jan-Apr 1943)

Attrition: (beyond range of ANZAC)
* 4017 (Truk) : [3NZ Division] suffers a step loss.

You can mark units as OOS in Vassal, which I have done for my unit ([3NZ]) and yours.

As I make it out, the following locations are beyond command range for your HQs:
Rabaul
Ponape
Kwajalein

Also, AP didn't meet the required 3 Progress of War this turn, so suffer an additional -1PW. (ack!)

I've saved the log file for you to double-check.

If you are satisfied, we can go ahead and click the "end turn" button in ACTS. Please go ahead. We'll then start with T5:
1. Reinforcements (AP first)
2. Replacements (AP first)
3. Strategic Warfare
4. Deal cards (don't draw cards until this step).

Your air unit and HQ on the turn track will enter with Reinforcements.

If you're okay with it, we can do Reinforcements and Replacements in one single step.
315 6/8/2022 12:53:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
314 6/8/2022 12:53:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message I still have one card to play, but will stick it in the FOQ.
313 6/8/2022 10:48:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message End of Turn:

National Status Segment:
(Japan) creates DEI Surrender Marker in 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2917 (Menado): 6 Regiment is eliminated
* 2917 (Menado) is now Japanese controlled.
* 3017 (Morotai) is now Japanese controlled.
* 2721 (Koepang): 8 Regiment is eliminated
* 2721 (Koepang) is now Japanese controlled.
* 2719 (Kendari): 7 Regiment is eliminated
* 2919 (Amboina): 4 Regiment is eliminated

Your air units on Amboina (2919), Kendari (2719) and Jolo (2715) will need to conduct emergency air movement

Political Will:
* (Japan) sets Political Will to 5

Attrition:
* 4021 (Rabaul): [SS Bde] is eliminated
* 4715 (Kwajalein): [4 SN Bde] is eliminated
* 4316 (Ponape) : [27 AF] suffers a step loss.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : [24 AF] suffers a step loss.

Back to you for your emergency movements ...

312 6/7/2022 6:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Logfile dropped.

As you conduct your ENM, please consider supply status of the units beyond the activation range of CF HQ (Rabaul, Ponape, Kwajalein) - non-naval units may attrit this turn.
311 6/7/2022 6:11:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message [Soryu] will have to conduct an emergency Naval Move (8.22)

The ground combat succeeds automatically, Truk is captured (progress of War +1), and South Seas HQ is placed on the turn track.

AP PBM: Enterprise to Buin.

310 6/7/2022 5:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message AP 10 = 1x = 20 hits, flips the Soryu
JP 1 = .25 = n/e

AP win the A/N battle.
309 6/7/2022 5:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
Since this is a surprise attack and JP has no cards left, I will go ahead and resolve.

A/N battle for Truk:
AP: 20, +3
JP: 10, 0
308 6/7/2022 5:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #35: 2 / Operation Ash: Vella Lavella 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:
All right. Raid on Truck, take two.

Activating ANZAC for 3 total

* 3822 (Lae): [CV Enterprise], 3NZ Division moves to 4017 (Truk): Battle A
* 4024 (Gili Gili): CV Lexington moves to 3816 (Faraulep) joins Battle A
307 6/7/2022 3:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Chinese units eliminated, no effect on Jpn.

Back to you ...
306 6/7/2022 3:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message AP = 6 = x1
Jpn = 6+4=10 = x2

AP = 20 hits
Jpn = 6 hits (no effect)
305 6/7/2022 3:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
Battle B:
AP = 3 strength points
Jpn = 20 strength points

Jpn + 4 drm per the event
304 6/7/2022 3:15:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Jpn +4 drm per the event, thus:

AP = 9 = x2
Jpn = 2+4=6 = x1

AP = 36 hits
Jpn = 8 hits (no effect)

AP =
303 6/7/2022 3:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
No Allied reaction card.

Battle A:
AP = 4 strength points
Jpn = 36 strength points
302 6/7/2022 2:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message No reaction card from AP
301 6/7/2022 1:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #3: 2 / Col. Tsuji, Unit 82: Jungle Warfare
Activate: Any HQ Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Surprise Attack Conditions: Only Japanese ground units may be activated. Bonus: In any ground combat that occurs in a Malaya, Jungle or Mixed terrain hex for the duration of this operation, the final die roll modifier for the Japanese in any ground battles is +4.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) : Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Agreement) Activates.

Event Logistics 3 + 3 (Comb Fleet HQ) = 6 activations:
* 2007 : Korean Army Activates.
* 2007 : 15th Army Activates.
* 2007 : 28th Army Activates.
* 2008 (Rangoon) : 38th Army Activates.
* 2015 (Singapore) : [25th Army] Activates.
* 2915 (Davao) : [31st Army] Activates.

Movement:
* 2007: Korean Army moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2007: 28th Army moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 2007: 15th Army moves to 2106 (Mandalay)
* 2008 (Rangoon): 38th Army moves to 2007
* 2015 (Singapore): [25th Army] moves to 2007
* 2915 (Davao): [31st Army] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)

* Stephen R Welch (Japan) creates Battle Hex (A) in 2006 (Akyab)
* Stephen R Welch (Japan) creates Battle Hex (A) in 2106 (Mandalay)
300 6/7/2022 12:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #75: 3 / Operation Detachment: Iwo Jima
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 Conditions: An Allied ground unit must make an amphibious move to a hex within 10 hexes of Tokyo or this card may only be used as an OC.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activating SEAC for 3+1 = 4 activations.

* 2006 (Akyab): 2 Ind Corps moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 2006 (Akyab): 33 British Corps moves to 2105 (Imphal/Kohima)
* 2006 (Akyab): 3 Aus Corps moves to 2005 (Dimasur)
* 2305 (Myitkyina): [ 66 Chinese Army] moves to 2006 (Akyab)

No reaction possible. Logfile dropped. Back to you.
299 6/7/2022 8:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Back to you ... no logfile.
298 6/7/2022 8:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #3: 2 / Col. Tsuji, Unit 82: Jungle Warfare

Message from Japanese:
Per the event
297 6/7/2022 8:29:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Discard Strategy card #22: 2 / Weather: Monsoon Rains Cancel Offensive
OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
296 6/7/2022 8:29:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #33: 2 / Imperial Intervention
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:
Will discard and draw per the event.
295 6/6/2022 5:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Added: In the A/N battle of Makassar, [13AF] (Amboina) suffers a step loss.

Allied PBM:
* 4222 (Buin): [CV Wasp] moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): [CV Enterprise] moves to 3822 (Lae)
* 3119 (Sarong): 5AF LRB moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 2919 (Amboina): [13AF Air] moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 2917 (Menado): [13AF Air] moves to 2715 (Jolo)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): [13AF LRB] moves to 3720 (Wewak)

Done. Over to you. Logfile dropped.
294 6/6/2022 5:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message * 3823 (Port Moresby) : [13AF LRB] suffers a step loss.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : [BB Hiei] suffers a step loss.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : [CV Junyo] suffers a step loss.

Reaction PBM:
* 2517 (Balikpapan): 5 AD moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 4017 (Truk): 27 AF moves to 4316 (Ponape)
* 4019: CV Soryu moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 4021 (Rabaul): BB Kongo moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 4021 (Rabaul): [BB Hiei] moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)

Back to you for your PBM

293 6/6/2022 4:47:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Jpn = 1 * 24 = 24 hits (Ouch!)
AP = 0.25 * 60 = 15 hits
292 6/6/2022 4:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
AP = 24 strength
Jpn = 60 strength

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