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488 6/3/2022 9:14:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Moderator Change Moderator player Moderator player changed from Chris Thibault to Chris Thibault
487 5/28/2022 5:24:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Yep. I know how frustrating could be playing Allied, going into ISR in Turn 3, not being able to get rid of it for 3 full turns against an opponent who quietly enjoys his service agreement from the beginning to the end. I was mostly lucky with cards, who gave me back what dice have stolen (but in a couple of decisive circumstances I couldn't complain of dice too...). I played maybe a solid game strategically even if I committed some nasty blunders at tactical level. As for you, you played a very good game, the only blunder was not having seen my chance to use organic transport in reaction at the Biak battle, which costed you a -1 in PW due to ground casuualties and, maybe, the whole game. Shit happens, as you say... ;-)

Well, I'll report the result to Moderator. If you are interested, we may continue this analysis privately, via email: let me know if interested.

Wishing you all the best for what remains of the tourney; good luck!
486 5/28/2022 5:09:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message You got me. Good game. You played an excellent opening and proceeded to block me at every turn.

Man, this is what it feels like to have one's hopes dashed. :D
485 5/28/2022 5:00:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy 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:
Event. Your offensive is cancelled... and that's game.

I was lurking here with this card since the very beginning of the turn, looking forward to:

a) move last
b) using it at the very end of the turn, in order to deny you the last PoW target.

In order to achieve that, it was necessary that you wouldn't get your 4th PoW target BEFORE your last move. But quite soon it was clear that not being able to get rid of ISR you were forced to save your last ASP until the very end, so - despite some unlucky intelligence die rolls - I realized that my chances to succeed were very good.

You could (in theory) have improved your chances using US [XIV Army] to invade, let say, Gasmata instead of moving it to Port Moresby in your former move... in that case I had cancelled THAT move with this card and then used the one I stored as FO to take back Koepang. At that point, you had moved last but... hardly you could have taken 3 more PoW targets with 2 ASP only remaining... so very likely, you were doomed even with a superior level of hindsight (it's hard to fight against a JP player who pulls out all 3 weather cards within the first half of the game...)
484 5/28/2022 4:39:00 PM May-Aug 1943 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:
- This reminds me. I don't have a future offensive.
* Todd (Allies) removes Allied Future Ops
- Playing my 3 ops card on ANZAC. 4 activations
* 4024 (Gili Gili) : CVL Belleau Wood Activates.
* 3620 (Aitape) : SEAC LRB Activates.
* 3520 (Hollandia) : [3 Aus Corps] Activates.
* 4024 (Gili Gili): CVL Belleau Wood moves to 3816 (Faraulep)
* 3620 (Aitape): SEAC LRB joins Battle A
* 3816 (Faraulep): CVL Belleau Wood joins Battle A
* 4017 (Truk): [15th Army] joins Battle A
* 3520 (Hollandia): [3 Aus Corps] moves to 4110 (Marcus)
* Allied ASP Marker uses 5/5 ASP
- This was my bonkers idea from before, btw.
483 5/28/2022 4:19:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Storing this as FO.

File in the box. Bty for your last card of the turn.
482 5/28/2022 4:15:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Failure. So no battle hexes, no possible reaction. I go on with my next move.
481 5/28/2022 4:14:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Attempt to turn Admiralty Island into a battle hex (ok 0-4)
480 5/28/2022 4:05:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #57: 2 / Axiom: British Amphibious Rangoon-Singapore Operation.
Activate: Any Commonwealth or Joint HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Only Commonwealth and Chinese units plus US air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Sorry. Here's the card.
479 5/28/2022 3:46:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Er... apparently you didn't play any card, even if I can guess it's a 2 OPS card! ;-)
478 5/28/2022 1:54:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message It's okay. As the old saying goes, your English is better than my Italian. :)

Also, I agree with your point on Wetar. It does connect.

File submitted:
- 2ops card on ANZAC
* 3822 (Lae) : XI Corps Activates.
* 3922 (Buna) : [XIV Corps] Activates.
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : [3NZ Division] Activates.
- 9th army is moving strategically
* 3822 (Lae): XI Corps moves to 2721 (Koepang)
* 3922 (Buna): [XIV Corps] moves to 3823 (Port Moresby)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): [3NZ Division] moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* Strategic Record Track (5): Allied ASP Marker flips to Allied ASP Marker (+10)
* UNDO: * Strategic Record Track (5): Allied ASP Marker flips to Allied ASP Marker (+10)
* Allied ASP Marker uses 4/5 ASP
- Well, 1 quarter chance this won't work. YOLO! :
477 5/28/2022 11:42:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Sorry, I should have written: "I base this move ON a prerequisite...", of course. My awful english...
476 5/28/2022 11:38:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #53: 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 base this move with a prerequisite: that hex 2821 (Wetar) grants a direct ground movement into hex 2721 (Koepang). My assumption is based on the thin stripe of land which is visible in the lower part of hex 2821. If you agree, my move is confirmed and since I have no batlles declared, you may go on with your next move. Otherwise, given the evident relevance of such a move, we should rely on Consimworld again (or, maybe better, ask to the Moderator of our game).

Activate CF HQ for 2+3 = 5 units.

* 3709 (Iwo Jima): 28 AF moves to 3814 (Guam)
* 3814 (Guam): 28 AF moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 28 AF moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 2212 (Saigon): [18th Army] moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 2110 (Bangkok): [28th Army] moves to 2212 (Saigon)
* 2517 (Balikpapan): [19th Army] moves to 2821 (Wetar)
* 2018 (Batavia): [ED Army] moves to 2821 (Wetar)

No battles. My pbm:

* 2917 (Menado): 28 AF moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 2517 (Balikpapan): 28 AF moves to 2318 (Bandjermasin)

3 ASP used (now 3/5). File in the box.

Your next move (under the condition I declared above).
475 5/28/2022 7:22:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Oh, I just realized I didn't spend an ASP for that invasion.
474 5/28/2022 7:21:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Wow. I actually have a little but of hope now.

* Todd (Allies) removes Battle Hex (A)
* 2320 (Bali/Lombok): [6 AD] is eliminated
- pbm
* (Soemba): CVL Cowpens moves to 2525 (Derby)
* 2721 (Koepang) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 2 progress of war hexes
473 5/28/2022 2:40:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message [6 AD] destroyed. No file, go straight with your pbm.
472 5/28/2022 2:39:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Surely I'm guilty of something really "unethic" in these days but can't remember what...

AP Lombok (10, +4)
471 5/28/2022 2:34:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Reaction attempt (ok 0-4)
470 5/28/2022 2:33:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Adding Koepang to battle hexes (ok 0-4)
469 5/27/2022 5:06:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #66: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Major Allied Victory
Increase the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 1 1943: 2 1944: 3 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
- 2 ops SW
* 2119 : 3M Division Activates.
* 3023 (Darwin) : CV Lexington Activates.
* 2825 (Wyndham) : CVL Cowpens Activates.
* 2119 : 3M Division Deactivates.
* 3023 (Darwin) : [M Brigade] Activates.
* 2525 (Derby) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 2825 (Wyndham): CVL Cowpens moves to (Soemba)
* (Soemba) : CVL Cowpens Deactivates.
* (Soemba) : CVL Cowpens Activates.
* (Soemba): CVL Cowpens joins Battle A
* 3023 (Darwin): CV Lexington moves to 2721 (Koepang)
* UNDO: * 3023 (Darwin): CV Lexington moves to 2721 (Koepang)
* 3023 (Darwin): [M Brigade] moves to 2721 (Koepang)
* 3023 (Darwin): CV Lexington moves to 2721 (Koepang)
* 2525 (Derby): CV Enterprise moves to 2624
* UNDO: * 2525 (Derby): CV Enterprise moves to 2624
* 2525 (Derby): CV Enterprise moves to 2721 (Koepang)
468 5/27/2022 2:35:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message > Btw, how can you tell the pace that the other players are playing?

Just a look to the EOTS window on ACTS shows us that most players are playing slower than us:

acts.warhorsesim.com/eos
467 5/27/2022 12:57:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #77: 3 / Fuel Shortage: Japanese re-deploy fleet
Due to fuel shortages the Japanese player may move the Combined Fleet HQ and up to 4 naval units of any type from their current location to any port hex which is within 3 hexes of a resource space. The movement of the HQ and naval units may not enter an unneutralized Allied air ZOI.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Activate CF HQ for 2+3 = 5 units.

* 3416 (Palau Islands): CV Shokaku moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)
* 2015 (Singapore): 38th Army moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2721 (Koepang): [33rd Army] moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): [CA Aoba] moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 2609 (Canton): 51 AF moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): 51 AF moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3017 (Morotai): 51 AF moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)

No battles, no pbm. File in the box, bty.
466 5/27/2022 7:39:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message - Zuiho destroyed
* 2018 (Batavia): [CVL Zuiho] is eliminated
- pbm
* 2219: CV Enterprise moves to 2525 (Derby)
* 2219: [CV Wasp] moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)

Back to you.
465 5/27/2022 5:12:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message CVL Zuiho destroyed; no file, go with your pbm.
464 5/27/2022 5:11:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
AP Batavia 20 (+1)
463 5/27/2022 5:10:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Reaction attempt die roll.
462 5/27/2022 12:23:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #17: 2 / China Airlift
Hump Operations into China: Flip the Burma Road Status marker from its No Hump to Hump side for the remainder of the game. Bonus: The AVG air unit (which normally cannot receive replacements) or a 14th AF air unit (either one) immediately receives a replacement step if it is in Northern India, Burma, or the Air units in China box. This replacement can be used to bring a 14th AF air unit (but not the AVG) back from elimination in any friendly in supply Northern India or Burma airfield. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
- 2 ops on SW for 4 activations
* 2525 (Derby) : 2M Division Activates.
* 2525 (Derby) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 2220 (Soerabaja) : 3M Division Activates.
* 2220 (Soerabaja) : [CV Wasp] Activates.
* 2220 (Soerabaja): [CV Wasp] moves to 2219
* 2525 (Derby): CV Enterprise moves to 2219
* 2220 (Soerabaja): 3M Division moves to 2119
* 2525 (Derby): 2M Division moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 2219: [CV Wasp] joins Battle A
* 2219: CV Enterprise joins Battle A
461 5/26/2022 11:56:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Return Strategy card to hand #75: 3 / Operation Detachment: Iwo Jima

Message from Allies:
Starting over and rethinking. You're right, I need to take things slowly. But I think my rushing is more to do with excitement.

Btw, how can you tell the pace that the other players are playing?
460 5/26/2022 5:26:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Todd, at times I have the sensation you feel compelled to be hasty. Take your time, we're not in a hurry at all, in fact we are above the average of the pace of other players. Really plenty of time to finish such a game within the deadline.
459 5/26/2022 5:18:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Sorry. I need more time to think. I did write a file. But it is completely bonkers. So, that's not really my move.
458 5/26/2022 4:57:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Oh… I just realized I have to use this card as an oc… dang it. Redoing.
457 5/26/2022 4:16:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Yeah, the trailer looked really fun for Top Gun. Glad you liked it. I'll have to check it out.
456 5/26/2022 4:15:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
- 4 logistics on SW
* 2220 (Soerabaja) : [CV Wasp] Activates.
* 2426 (Broome) : CVE Sangamon Activates.
* 2525 (Derby) : 2M Division Activates.
* 2525 (Derby) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 2220 (Soerabaja) : CV Essex Activates.
* 2220 (Soerabaja) : BB Washington Activates.
* 2220 (Soerabaja): [CV Wasp] moves to 2118
* 2426 (Broome): CVE Sangamon moves to 2214
* 2220 (Soerabaja): BB Washington moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2220 (Soerabaja): CV Essex moves to 2020
* 2525 (Derby): CV Enterprise moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2525 (Derby): 2M Division moves to 2019 (Tjilatjap)
* 2020: CV Essex joins Battle A
* 2118: [CV Wasp] joins Battle B
* 2212 (Saigon): South HQ (Agreement) joins Battle B
* 2212 (Saigon): [18th Army] joins Battle B
* 2212 (Saigon): CA Takao joins Battle B
* 2212 (Saigon): South HQ (Agreement) joins Battle C
* 2212 (Saigon): [18th Army] joins Battle C
* 2212 (Saigon): CA Takao joins Battle C
* 2214: CVE Sangamon joins Battle C
* Allied ASP Marker uses 3/5 ASP
455 5/26/2022 3:11:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #85: 2 / Battle of Kolombangara
Activation: Any HQ Intelligence: Intercept Logistic Value: Equal to Allied OC value. Conditions: Only naval units may be activated. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Activate SS HQ for 2+2 = 4 units

* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): BB Hiei moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): CA Takao moves to 2212 (Saigon)
* 2915 (Davao): [6 AD] moves to 2517 (Balikpapan)
* 2517 (Balikpapan): [6 AD] moves to 2320 (Bali/Lombok)
* 4110 (Marcus): 51 AF moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): 51 AF moves to 3209 (Okinawa)
* 3209 (Okinawa): 51 AF moves to 2809 (Swatow)
* 2809 (Swatow): 51 AF moves to 2609 (Canton)

No battles, no pbm. Bty.
454 5/26/2022 3:09:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message > No, I haven't seen the new Top Gun. Is it good?

Yes, it is. Very tense. Nothing to deal with the classic Top Gun which was very "eighties" with his substantially light atmosphere and all his comic relief.
453 5/26/2022 6:51:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Thank you. If this didn't work, I'd be crushed! I'm very happy with this result.

No, I haven't seen the new Top Gun. Is it good?

Here's my move.

- pbm
* 2219: [CV Wasp] moves to 2525 (Derby)
* UNDO: * 2219: [CV Wasp] moves to 2525 (Derby)
* 2321: CV Enterprise moves to 2525 (Derby)
* 2222: CV Essex, CV Bunker Hill moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 2219: [CV Wasp] moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
452 5/26/2022 5:05:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message The global sequence that you was dreaming, especially this last one (subtract "1" to your result and add "1" to the mine... would have been almost over).

Soerabaja hex cleared of JP units, zero casualties for AP.

Apart from jokes, this was a very good move on your side and luck here was well deserved. Go straight with your pbm, my move later tonight.

File is in the box.
451 5/26/2022 4:56:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
Wow, it's a party for Allies... In Battle B) a/n segment is auto, all JP naval units are destroyed. Some interest there is for ground segment only:

AP 12 (+2)
JP 4 (+3)
450 5/26/2022 4:51:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
Better here than some elsewhere...

Battle A):

AP 8 (+4)
JP (what remains, still needs critical)
449 5/26/2022 4:48:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Reaction attempt die roll (ok 0-6)
448 5/26/2022 4:48:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message > No more beating around the bush. Time to do or die.

Uhm, I strongly suspect that yesterday you've seen "Top Gun: Maverick" on a very large screen, haven't you?!? ;-)))
447 5/25/2022 11:33:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #64: 2 / Tradewind Taskforce: Morotai Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
No more beating around the bush. Time to do or die.

- I did a card draw before
* Strategic Record Track (0): Allied Drawn Cards Marker moves to Strategic Record Track (1)
- 4 logistics on SW. 6 activations
* 2426 (Broome) : 3M Division Activates.
* 2426 (Broome) : CV Essex Activates.
* 2525 (Derby) : BB Washington Activates.
* 2525 (Derby) : CV Bunker Hill Activates.
* 3023 (Darwin) : [CV Wasp] Activates.
* 2825 (Wyndham) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 3023 (Darwin): [CV Wasp] moves to 2219
* 2426 (Broome): CV Essex moves to 2222
* 2525 (Derby): CV Bunker Hill moves to 2222
* 2825 (Wyndham): CV Enterprise moves to 2321
* 2525 (Derby): BB Washington moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
* 2018 (Batavia): CVL Zuiho joins Battle A
* 2018 (Batavia): [ED Army] joins Battle A
* 2219: [CV Wasp] joins Battle A
* 2426 (Broome): 3M Division moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
- Sorry forgot to move him
* 2222: CV Essex joins Battle B
* 2222: CV Bunker Hill joins Battle B
* 2321: CV Enterprise joins Battle B
* Allied ASP Marker uses 2/5 ASP
446 5/25/2022 12:36:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #30: 3 / Flight Instructors: Japanese Improve Training and Maintenance.
3 Air Replacements: The Japanese player receives 3 air replacement steps that 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:
Event (my last for today:

* 2719 (Kendari) : 9 AD restored to full strength.
* 2616 (Tarakan) : 7 AD restored to full strength.
* 2911 (Aparri) : 8 AD restored to full strength.

File in the box.
445 5/25/2022 7:27:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
444 5/25/2022 7:26:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #80: 1 / New Submarine Doctrine: Japanese Escort Destruction Priority
The Japanese lose all Submarine Warfare modifiers, except defective torpedoes, for the remainder of the game. Remove the Japanese escort marker from the game. The play of this card supersedes the Event Bonus on Japanese cards 37 and 38 for the remainder of the game, even if they have not yet been played. . Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Well then I better do this rather ineffective thing to keep the same card count.
443 5/25/2022 7:24:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message File submitted, bty.
442 5/25/2022 7:22:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
441 5/25/2022 7:22:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Event #34: 2 / US Army/Navy Dispute: Slows US Reinforcements
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 this for the extra card only (3/3, the last of the current turn).
440 5/25/2022 6:36:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Yep... with the subtle difference that losing "those" 20 attacking factors I had got a hole to close in my AZOI umbrella, while losing these 22 I have the chance to play as follows...
439 5/25/2022 6:27:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Yeah, I meant to take out 20 SP of air and you gave me 22 instead. Ty! :)

- pbm
* 2917 (Menado): [CV Wasp] moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 2917 (Menado): CV Lexington moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 2917 (Menado): CVL Cowpens moves to 2825 (Wyndham)
* 2917 (Menado): CV Enterprise moves to 2825 (Wyndham)
438 5/25/2022 3:06:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Bad this time...

JP: 1/4, 12 hits. Flip CV Wasp.

AP: 1. Mandatorily, flip all four air units that fought at full strength: 3AD, 6AD, 8AD, 9AD.

My PBM:

* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): [8 AD] moves to 2911 (Aparri)
* 2715 (Jolo): [6 AD] moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 2715 (Jolo): [7 AD] moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 3017 (Morotai): [9 AD] moves to 2719 (Kendari)

Yours for pbm.
437 5/25/2022 2:57:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
AP 46 (+1)
JP 48
436 5/25/2022 2:55:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Reaction move:

Activate CF HQ for 2+2 = 4 units.

* 2911 (Aparri): 8 AD moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* 2719 (Kendari): 9 AD moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 2616 (Tarakan): 6 AD moves to 2715 (Jolo)
* 3017 (Morotai): 9 AD joins Battle A
* 2715 (Jolo): [7 AD] joins Battle A
* 2715 (Jolo): 6 AD joins Battle A
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): 8 AD joins Battle A
435 5/24/2022 2:48:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Change War in Europe value From 1 to 0
434 5/24/2022 2:47:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message This time too my response needs some time to be elaborated, so my reaction move will be performed tomorrow.
433 5/24/2022 2:47:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Reaction Attempt (ok 0-4)
432 5/24/2022 11:36:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Operations #14: 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:
- 2 ops on SW for 4 activations
- First, adjusting 1AD
* 3219 (Vogelkop): [1 AD] moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3720 (Wewak) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 3023 (Darwin) : CV Lexington Activates.
* 3023 (Darwin) : CV Wasp Activates.
* 2825 (Wyndham) : CVL Cowpens Activates.
* 3720 (Wewak): CV Enterprise moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 3023 (Darwin): CV Lexington moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 3023 (Darwin): CV Wasp moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 2825 (Wyndham): CVL Cowpens moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 2917 (Menado): CV Enterprise joins Battle A
* 2917 (Menado): CV Lexington joins Battle A
* 2917 (Menado): CV Wasp joins Battle A
* 2917 (Menado): CVL Cowpens joins Battle A
- Let's see if we can take him out.
431 5/24/2022 11:19:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Of course... sorry for the misplacement, go on and pls correct it before your move.
430 5/24/2022 11:11:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I'm looking over my move now and I noticed that you put 1AD in Vogelkorp where there's no airport. I think you meant to put him in Sarong. So, if there's no objections, I'm just going to move him over when I start my move. Is that okay with you?
429 5/24/2022 7:29:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message File in the box.
428 5/24/2022 7:28:00 AM May-Aug 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:
Playing this as an Event. Bty.
427 5/24/2022 7:28:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Losses and pbm for both of us:

* 2620 (Makassar) : [7 AD] suffers a step loss.
* 2919 (Amboina): [1 AD] moves to 3219 (Vogelkop)
* 2620 (Makassar): 9 AD moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 2620 (Makassar): [7 AD] moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2616 (Tarakan): [7 AD] moves to 2715 (Jolo)
* 2919 (Amboina): 6 AD moves to 2917 (Menado)
* 2917 (Menado): 6 AD moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2719 (Kendari): [M Brigade] moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 2821 (Wetar): CV Essex moves to 2426 (Broome)
* Allied ASP Marker uses 1/5 ASP


426 5/24/2022 6:56:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Wow. That stinks. So, I guess I flip 7AD.

Also, I forgot to spend an ASP before.

Oh and I don't think it matters too much if you know my PBM. So, for the sake of speed, you can put my Marine unit back in Darwin and my Essex back in Broome, please. TY!
425 5/24/2022 5:34:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
Ah, I was forgetting the - maybe - most juicy part of the whole stuff... the extra card I can pull out due to the reaction one I played.
424 5/24/2022 4:26:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Finally, a critical for me too...

Both of us realize a "1": I inflict 40 hits, the critical allows me to destroy BB Massachussets, which I do indeed. You inflict 30 hits but since all my striking units are out of the battle hex, with a single a/n unit involved in the battle you can hit an air unit only: please choose which one you want to flip since it may be relevant before I choose how to perform my pbm.

In the meanwhile, I submitted logfile in the box. It's not necessary you submit a file of yours, just declare which JP air unit you want to flip and I'll execute on top of my following pbm logfile.
423 5/24/2022 4:17:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
AP 30 (+1)
JP 34
422 5/24/2022 4:17:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Logistics allow me to use OC value to determine the number of my reaction units, so:

Activate CF HQ for 2+2 = 4 units.

* 2719 (Kendari): 6 AD moves to 2919 (Amboina)
* 3119 (Sarong): [1 AD] moves to 2919 (Amboina)
* 2616 (Tarakan): 7 AD moves to 2620 (Makassar)
* 2715 (Jolo): 9 AD moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 2616 (Tarakan): 9 AD moves to 2620 (Makassar)

All those units join Battle A.

421 5/24/2022 4:13:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #70: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
In fact, I have. But needed to mind a lot about the convenience to use it or not (you may have more susrprise cards in your hand...) and, eventually, how to react. Hopefully I reached the correct decision, let's see.
420 5/23/2022 2:51:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #46: 2 / Operation Brewer: Admiralty Is. Invasion
Activate: SW PAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 1 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Bonus: MacArthur's Navy - applies only if US Inter-Service Rivalry is in effect. The allies may activate US Navy units OR US Army units and a maximum of one non-carrier US naval unit

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
- logistics 1 sw for three activations (2 op card). Surprise.
* 3023 (Darwin) : [M Brigade] Activates.
* 3023 (Darwin) : CV Lexington Activates.
* 3023 (Darwin) : CV Lexington Deactivates.
* 2426 (Broome) : CV Essex Activates.
* 2825 (Wyndham) : BB Massachusetts Activates.
* 2426 (Broome): CV Essex moves to 2821 (Wetar)
* 3023 (Darwin): [M Brigade] moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 2825 (Wyndham): BB Massachusetts moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 2719 (Kendari): BB Massachusetts joins Battle A
* 2821 (Wetar): CV Essex joins Battle A

Let's see you pull out an intelligence change card. :)
419 5/23/2022 12:41:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Playing my "pass" here.

File submitted, bty.
418 5/23/2022 12:34:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
A wasted good card. At least, I pull out an extra one from the deck.
417 5/23/2022 12:33:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:

416 5/23/2022 12:33:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #27: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-19 sinks the Wasp
Play during an offensive; at the end of all combat against any active Allied naval units or against any active Allied naval unit, if no battle hexes were declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-4: Lose one naval step* 5-7: Lose two naval steps* 8-9: No Effect. *Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Playing this against BB Washington.
415 5/23/2022 10:41:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message - @nd try
- 2nd
- Okay, that wasn't the best start. Carrying on!
- 2 ops on SW for 4 activations
* 3023 (Darwin) : 2M Division Activates.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : [M Brigade] Activates.
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : BB Washington Activates.
- Now just moving people. Marine unit using strategic
* 3023 (Darwin): 2M Division moves to 2525 (Derby)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): [M Brigade] moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): BB Washington moves to 2525 (Derby)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): BB Mississippi moves to 2825 (Wyndham)
- no battles
414 5/23/2022 8:51:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Oh darn. As I was walking away from the computer, I realized that I didn't have enough MP to make the move from Gili Gili to Palau. Sorry, about that. I'll redo in a bit. I need to do something right now.
413 5/23/2022 8:47:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
- 2 ops SW to move units
* 3023 (Darwin) : 2M Division Activates.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : [M Brigade] Activates.
* 4024 (Gili Gili) : BB Mississippi Activates.
* 3720 (Wewak) : 1 MAW Activates.
* 3720 (Wewak) : 1 MAW Deactivates.
* 3822 (Lae) : BB North Carolina Activates.
* 3023 (Darwin): 2M Division moves to 2525 (Derby)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): [M Brigade] moves to 3023 (Darwin)
- That one was strategic
* 3822 (Lae): BB North Carolina moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 4024 (Gili Gili): BB Mississippi moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
- Let's see how this goes.
412 5/23/2022 6:35:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Wait and study until necessary, we absolutely are not in a hurry, especially considering the timing of other games.
411 5/23/2022 6:32:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I don't have enough time to make a move right now. But I wanted to see my options. I'll probably do something about an hour from now.
410 5/23/2022 6:27:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

409 5/23/2022 6:24:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Collected 6 cards and 1 "pass". Won't sneak in with my FOC, so it's up to you to begin the new turn. File is in the box.
408 5/23/2022 6:21:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

407 5/23/2022 6:20:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Submarine Warfare Die Roll:
406 5/23/2022 6:19:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Spending 2 more units from the China reserve in order to get 2 more JP Ground Replacements:

* Eliminated JP Ground Units: [17th Army] moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) : Korean Army restored to full strength.

... and that's it.

405 5/23/2022 6:18:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 5 to 3
404 5/22/2022 8:28:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message - Turn six, I get 2 ground.
* Eliminated AL Ground Units : 2M Division restored to full strength.
*Todd (Allies) unmarks all moved units
*Todd (Allies) deactivates Japanese units.
*Todd (Allies) deactivates Allied units.
*Todd (Allies) removes all battle markers
*Todd (Allies) removes all range markers
* Eliminated AL Ground Units: 2M Division moves to 3023 (Darwin)
- 5 air.. I don't think I can use.
- 1 US Naval and one more for Oahu
* 3023 (Darwin) : CV Wasp restored to full strength.
* 3023 (Darwin) : CV Lexington restored to full strength.
- and I get one common wealth naval step
* Eliminated AL Naval Units : [CA London] suffers a step loss.
* Eliminated AL Naval Units: [CA London] moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
- okay. Ready for your replacements, if any
403 5/22/2022 5:24:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message JP Reinforcements:

* 9 AD moves to 2715 (Jolo)
* 51 AF moves to 4110 (Marcus)
* 50 AF moves to 4222 (Buin)
* Comb Fleet HQ (Oza) moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)

Yours for AP replacements. File in the box.
402 5/22/2022 5:19:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Wow, the big amount of people you're mustering is frightening compared to the few poor souls I'm summoning in response... anyhow, since it will be a busy sunday, my next move not before tonight.
401 5/21/2022 11:37:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 7 to 5
400 5/21/2022 11:37:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Change War in Europe value From 0 to 1
399 5/21/2022 11:37:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Change US Political Will From 2 to 1
398 5/21/2022 11:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies End Turn
397 5/21/2022 11:36:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Note: I made a mistake about bringing on the 13AF. It should be delayed because of ISR. I corrected it at the end of the file.

* Turn 5 (Jan-Apr 1943): Game Turn Marker (PM Tojo) moves to Turn 6 (May-Aug 1943)
* Strategic Record Track (4): Allied ASP Marker moves to Strategic Record Track (5)
* Allied ASP Marker uses 3/5 ASP
* Allied ASP Marker uses 2/5 ASP
* Allied ASP Marker uses 1/5 ASP
* Allied ASP Marker uses 0/5 ASP
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 3/6 ASP
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 2/6 ASP
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 1/6 ASP
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 0/6 ASP
* Turn 6 (May-Aug 1943): 13AF Air moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
- Just moving that one so I can be reminded about what I have.
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: SEAC LRB moves to 3620 (Aitape)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: CVL San Jacinto moves to 5808 (Oahu)
- oh I forgot to take off the tokyo express
* Turn 6: CVL Belleau Wood moves to 4123
* 4123: CVL Belleau Wood moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: BB Massachusetts moves to 2825 (Wyndham)
* Turn 6: CVL Cowpens moves to 2825 (Wyndham)
* Turn 6: CV Essex moves to 2426 (Broome)
* Turn 6: CV Bunker Hill moves to 2525 (Derby)
* Turn 6: CVE Sangamon moves to 2426 (Broome)
* 2525 (Derby): CV Bunker Hill moves to 2524
* 2524: CV Bunker Hill moves to 2525 (Derby)
- oh that's odd, the port stucks up above the Derby hex
* Turn 6: 3M Division moves to 2426 (Broome)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: XXIV Corps moves to 2525 (Derby)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 13AF Air moves to 2525 (Derby)
- Oh wait, all US army air coprs are auto delayed because of ISR.
* 2525 (Derby): 13AF Air moves to Delayed Reinforcements Box
- So, nevermind, I dont get that one yet
396 5/21/2022 11:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message - End of turn stuff
- poltical will phase, no progress of war
* Todd (Allies) sets Political Will to 1
* 5708 (Kauai) is now Allied controlled.
* Allies have captured 0 progress of war hexes
- I checked the ranges before and there doesn't seem to be attrition either.

File submitted. I'm working on the next one.
395 5/21/2022 5:27:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Discard Strategy card #66: 2 / Kamikaze Attack
OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
As for my last card, I withdraw CF HQ from the map placing it on the Record Track ready to be replaced among my reinforcements of the next turn.

File is coming, you may follow with EOT routines, then with your reinforcements.
394 5/21/2022 8:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Back to you.
393 5/21/2022 5:46:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #29: 3 / Combined Fleet: Battle of Santa Cruz
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air and naval units may be activated. Effective Aerial Torpedo Tactics: Increase Japanese aircraft carrier naval units attack strength by 2 for the duration of the Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Activate SS HQ for 2+3 = 5 units.

* 4110 (Marcus): [25th Army] moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): [37th Army] moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 4715 (Kwajalein): BB Hiei moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 4222 (Buin): 28 AF moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 4020 (Kavieng): 28 AF moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 4017 (Truk): 28 AF moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): 28 AF moves to 3709 (Iwo Jima)
* 4517 (Kusaie): 7 AD moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): 7 AD moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 4017 (Truk): 7 AD moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 3615 (Ulithi): 7 AD moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 7 AD moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 3017 (Morotai): 7 AD moves to 2616 (Tarakan)

Last two moves were strategical; no battles, no pbm, no ASP used. Bty for the last move of your turn.
392 5/20/2022 1:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message - battle was no effect
* 3922 (Buna): 5AF Air moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3624 (Cape York): 10AF LRB moves to 2825 (Wyndham)
* 3624 (Cape York): 5AF LRB moves to 3922 (Buna)
* UNDO: * 3624 (Cape York): 5AF LRB moves to 3922 (Buna)
* UNDO: * 3624 (Cape York): 10AF LRB moves to 2825 (Wyndham)
* UNDO: * 3922 (Buna): 5AF Air moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3624 (Cape York): 5AF LRB moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3624 (Cape York): 11AF LRB moves to 2825 (Wyndham)
* UNDO: * 3624 (Cape York): 11AF LRB moves to 2825 (Wyndham)
* UNDO: * 3624 (Cape York): 5AF LRB moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3922 (Buna): 5AF Air moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* UNDO: * 3922 (Buna): 5AF Air moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3624 (Cape York): 5AF LRB moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
* 3624 (Cape York): 11AF LRB moves to 2825 (Wyndham)
- okay. Sorry for going back and forth.
*Todd (Allies) unmarks all moved units
*Todd (Allies) deactivates Japanese units.
*Todd (Allies) deactivates Allied units.
*Todd (Allies) removes all battle markers
*Todd (Allies) removes all range markers
391 5/20/2022 12:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message No hits on both sides.

No file submitted, you may go with your pbm, my next move tomorrow.
390 5/20/2022 12:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
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Message from Japanese:
No reaction move.

AP 21 (+1)
JP 20
389 5/20/2022 12:28:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Reaction attempt die roll (ok 0-4)

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