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277 6/22/2022 7:08:00 PM Master ID = 26118 Game Deleted
276 6/11/2022 4:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message GG thanks Daniel.

I learned more about the China strategy.

Happy to play again as the AP. I will set up and send you the files.
275 6/11/2022 3:32:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Would you give me a chance again with JP next week?
274 6/11/2022 3:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Nope.

GG this was a SUPER fun and learningfull game for me.

NEVER leave Turk without a ground unit
ALWAYS put a ZOI over JP

Written in the stone so I can't forget those lessons
273 6/11/2022 3:29:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Japanese:
China Offensive
272 6/11/2022 3:28:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 3 / Operation C: Indian Ocean Raid
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: May activate only Naval units. Bonus: Add 1 to all Japanese air-naval battle die rolls if any Commonwealth naval units are present in the battle.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Ok let's try this as China Offensive and if it doesn't work I simply surrender
271 6/11/2022 3:27:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message What a newbie mistake from me...I knew I had no ZOI over JP and I was planning to put one the next air coming ad reinf there. I was aware of a possible blockade for a single card and so no reaction, honestly I never thought about Olympic used that early in Tokyo. Chapeaux, nothing else to say, this is a geniuos move.

Yeah China in this way when you have Burma I think is an interesting idea because it gives you a possible way of win without de facto depleting your force. Then if AL has some China cards good timing, you can switch to normal play, but it is worth leaving the chance for it
270 6/11/2022 2:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message AS JP I have previously always ignored China and just used the China ground replacements as a piggy bank to boost my defences elsewhere.

Maybe I need to rethink that? If the Burma Road is closed, then the China OC is almost always a success (unless the Hump is active).

I think Turn 2 is too early to play a China OC but like you said - if you see the AP use one or more China EC events in either Turn 2 and Turn 3 - it would be a good idea to play a China OC on Turn 3.

Then you can play one and Turn 5 and on Turn 7.

Then you need 2 China EC events and you can cause China to surrender for -2PW.

I think this actually could be quite strong.

Makes it very important to capture Burma before the Commonwealth Ground Re-inforcements arrive.

269 6/10/2022 9:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message The China play is interesting as JP.

This is the first game I ever played where my opponent moved the China Status.

268 6/10/2022 9:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message If you play a China OC card you will win on a roll of 0-1 (11-8) with +2DRM for my 2 air units in the China Box.

If you lose the China Status will move one step to the right - as I have in supply non-LRB air units in the China Box
267 6/10/2022 9:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message No - not yet.

13.93 Japanese Surrender

Japan surrenders when all hexes on Honshu are Allied controlled or if no ultimate Japanese Supply Source can trace a path of hexes to a Resource hex for three consecutive National Status segments. This path is traced like a supply line. If Japan surrenders, Allied player wins the game immediately.

I need to capture all of Japan or wait until 3 National Status Segments (End of Game Turn 7)

In the meantime if you get Tokyo Rose or China EC Events, you could still win on PW.

266 6/10/2022 7:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Nope...is it game over?
265 6/10/2022 7:27:00 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:
James Strong (Allies) creates Japanese Air -Replacements in Strategic Record Track (3)

Ok Let's move up our invasion timetable...hopefully the weather is favourable...

* 4222 (Buin) : SW Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates.

12+2 = 14 activations

* 3520 (Hollandia) : 1M Division Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : 2M Division Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : CV Wasp Activates.
* 4816 (Maleolap) : M Brigade Activates.
* 4716 (Namu) : SF Brigade Activates.
* 4020 (Kavieng) : CV Enterprise Activates.

* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Enterprise moves to 3408
* 3407 (Kure): Comb Fleet HQ (Yam) (Agreement) joins Battle A
* 3408: CV Enterprise joins Battle A

* 4715 (Kwajalein): CV Wasp moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 3706 (Tokyo): CV Wasp joins Battle D

* 2220 (Soerabaja): CVL Zuiho is out of supply.
* 2220 (Soerabaja): [16th Army] is out of supply.
* 2721 (Koepang): 6 AD is out of supply.
* 2616 (Tarakan): 4 AD is out of supply.
* 3319 (Biak): 3 SN Bde is out of supply.
* 3319 (Biak): 7 AD is out of supply.
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): [19th Army] is out of supply.
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): 14th Army is out of supply.
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): 2 AD is out of supply.
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): [26 AF] is out of supply.
* 2008 (Rangoon): 15th Army is out of supply.
* 2008 (Rangoon): Korean Army is out of supply.
* 2008 (Rangoon): [CA Takao] is out of supply.
* 2008 (Rangoon): 25 AF is out of supply.
* 2212 (Saigon): South HQ (Agreement) is out of supply.
* 2212 (Saigon): [31st Army] is out of supply.
* 2015 (Singapore): 38th Army is out of supply.
* 1917 (Teloekbetoeng): CVL Ryujo is out of supply.
* 2110 (Bangkok): [28th Army] is out of supply.
* 2110 (Bangkok): 8 AD is out of supply.
* 2415 (Miri): 28 AF is out of supply.
* 2915 (Davao): [33rd Army] is out of supply.
* 3219 (Vogelkop): [17th Army] is out of supply.
* 3017 (Morotai): 1 AD is out of supply.
* 2719 (Kendari): [25th Army] is out of supply.
* 2719 (Kendari): CV Junyo is out of supply.
* 3814 (Guam): [5 AD] is out of supply.
* 3709 (Iwo Jima): ED Army is out of supply.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): CA Nachi is out of supply.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): [CV Akagi] is out of supply.
* 3416 (Palau Islands): BB Kongo is out of supply.
* 3515 (Yap): 3 AD is out of supply.
* 3615 (Ulithi): South Seas HQ (Agreement) is out of supply.
* 3615 (Ulithi): [37th Army] is out of supply.
* 3615 (Ulithi): [BB Nagato] is out of supply.
* 4415 (Eniwetok): BB Yamato is out of supply.
* 4415 (Eniwetok): CA Mogami is out of supply.
* 4415 (Eniwetok): [18th Army] is out of supply.
* 4316 (Ponape): 1 SN Bde is out of supply.
* 4316 (Ponape): 27 AF is out of supply.

* 3520 (Hollandia): 1M Division moves to 3306 (Pusan)
- 1 ASP (1/4 bonus)

* 4715 (Kwajalein): 2M Division moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 4716 (Namu): SF Brigade moves to 3706 (Tokyo)
* 4816 (Maleolap): M Brigade moves to 3706 (Tokyo)

3 ASP (4/4 bonus)

No reaction possible.

Weather?
264 6/10/2022 7:14:00 PM Jan-Apr 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:
Some future help

3 Reps for future use

No File
263 6/10/2022 6:56:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message (I am very glad that you have not captured Burma)
262 6/10/2022 6:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Need some more air power in China:

Forgot to do my air replacement for SEAC
* 2106 (Mandalay) : SEAC Air restored to full strength.


* 1805 (Calcutta) : SEAC HQ (Agreement) Activates.

5+1 = 6 activations

* 1905 (Dacca) : 4 Ind Corps Activates.
* 1805 (Calcutta) : 33 British Corps Activates.
* 1805 (Calcutta) : 7 Armor Bde Activates.
* 1905 (Dacca) : AVG Air Activates.
* 1805 (Calcutta) : 11AF LRB Activates.
* 2106 (Mandalay) : SEAC Air Activates.

* 1905 (Dacca): AVG Air moves to 2104 (Jarhat)
* 2104 (Jarhat): AVG Air moves to Air Units in China Box
* 2106 (Mandalay): SEAC Air moves to 2104 (Jarhat)
* 2104 (Jarhat): SEAC Air moves to Air Units in China Box
* 1905 (Dacca): 4 Ind Corps moves to 2006 (Akyab)
* 1805 (Calcutta): 7 Armor Bde moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 1805 (Calcutta): 33 British Corps moves to 1905 (Dacca)
* 1805 (Calcutta): 11AF LRB moves to 2106 (Mandalay)

2 non-LRB air units in China Box (+2 DRM for China Offensives)

File up

BTY
261 6/10/2022 6:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message hmmmm. That's not good
260 6/10/2022 6:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Change US Political Will From 4 to 2
259 6/10/2022 6:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #43: 1 / Tojo Resigns: Moderates in Power
If the game turn is 1944 or later, this card must be played as an event otherwise it is a Japanese option to play as an event, an OC, or discard. Reduce US Political Will by two. The Allied Manchurian Invasion card's prerequisite has been met. Flip the game turn marker from its PM Tojo to its Tojo Resigns side as a reminder. RESHUFFLE: If this card is played as an OC or a discard, reshuffle the Japanese deck at the end of this game turn. This card may not be played as a Future Offensive. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Let's put some interest in the game...
258 6/10/2022 6:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Return Strategy card to hand #8: 3 / Operation C: Indian Ocean Raid

Message from Japanese:
Sorry didn't notice
257 6/10/2022 6:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Yes - See Card Play report:

Turn 2: Allied Card 5

"33: 2 / Quadrant Conference: Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated. Bonus: 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. In addition, the Allies may immediately construct the Jarhat Trans Route for no cost. If Jarhat already constructed the either Ledo or Imphal can be constructed.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
5808 (Oahu) : Cen Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates.

3+3=6 activations

*James Strong (Allies) toggles Jarhat Route (Bonus)"


Turn 4 - AL Card 2:

"#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:
James Strong (Allies) toggles American ISR (Agreement)

Bonus:

James Strong (Allies) toggles Ledo Route
* James Strong (Allies) sets Burma Road Open"



256 6/10/2022 6:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message How is it open? You didn't build any rail route
255 6/10/2022 6:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Why is it automatic success?

The Burma Rd is open so the dice roll is at -8

You have 11 divisions in China so the roll is 11-8 = 3 or less for success


254 6/10/2022 5:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 3 / Operation C: Indian Ocean Raid
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: May activate only Naval units. Bonus: Add 1 to all Japanese air-naval battle die rolls if any Commonwealth naval units are present in the battle.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
China Offensive automatic success

No file
253 6/10/2022 5:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message JP ASP marker should be 0/6

252 6/10/2022 5:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Allied PBM

Kwajalein allied controlled
Allies have captured 1 progress of war hexes



4817 (Jaluit): 11AF Air moves to 4719 (Nauru)
* 4516: CV Wasp moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* 4516: CV Enterprise moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 4121 (Green): [5AF LRB] moves to 3520 (Hollandia)

File up
251 6/10/2022 4:09:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message AP 12 hits

JP nothing

PBM

* 4116: CV Junyo moves to 2719 (Kendari)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 1 AD moves to 3017 (Morotai)
* 4316 (Ponape): BB Kongo moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 4314: [CV Akagi] moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)

File up
250 6/10/2022 4:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
2


Message from Japanese:
Battle D (Kwajalein) Ground

AP 12(+4)
JP 4(+3)
249 6/10/2022 4:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message AP 49 hits

* 4715 (Kwajalein): [BB Hiei] is eliminated
* 4715 (Kwajalein): [CV Soryu] is eliminated

JP nothing


248 6/10/2022 4:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Japanese:
Now the important one

Battle D (Kwajalein) A/N

AP 49(+1)
JP 16
247 6/10/2022 4:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message AP nothing

JP 10 hits
* 5018 (Tarawa) : [5AF LRB] suffers a step loss.
246 6/10/2022 4:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
0


Message from Japanese:
Battle C (Eniwetok) A/N

AP 4(+1)
JP 38
245 6/10/2022 4:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message AP nothing

JP 31 hits

* 4719 (Nauru): 14AF LRB is eliminated
244 6/10/2022 4:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
8


Message from Japanese:
Battle B (Ponape) A/N

AP 4(+1)
JP 31
243 6/10/2022 4:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message AP nothing

JP 50 hits

* 3720 (Wewak): 7AF LRB is eliminated
242 6/10/2022 4:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
8


Message from Japanese:
Battle A (Ulithi) A/N

AP 4(+1)
JP 50
241 6/10/2022 4:02:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Reaction

* 3615 (Ulithi) : South Seas HQ (Agreement) Activates. 3+2=5

* 3515 (Yap) : 3 AD Activates.
* 2719 (Kendari) : CV Junyo Activates.
* 3017 (Morotai) : 1 AD Activates.
* 3416 (Palau Islands) : BB Kongo Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : [CV Akagi] Activates.


* 3515 (Yap): 3 AD joins Battle A
* 2719 (Kendari): CV Junyo moves to 4116
* 4116: CV Junyo joins Battle B
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): [CV Akagi] moves to 4314
* 4314: [CV Akagi] joins Battle C
* 3416 (Palau Islands): BB Kongo moves to 4316 (Ponape)
* 3017 (Morotai): 1 AD moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 1 AD joins Battle A

Battle A (Ulithi) A/N

AP 4(+1)
JP 50

Battle B (Ponape) A/N

AP 4(+1)
JP 31

Battle C (Eniwetok) A/N

AP 4(+1)
JP 38

Battle D (Kwajalein) A/N

AP 49(+1)
JP 16
240 6/10/2022 5:25:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
IDR 7-
239 6/9/2022 9:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 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:
4222 (Buin) : SW Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates.
8+2=10 activations

* 4222 (Buin) : 2M Division Activates.
* 4222 (Buin) : BB Mississippi Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 4020 (Kavieng) : CV Wasp Activates.
* 4916 (Mili) : 1M Division Activates.
* 4719 (Nauru) : 14AF LRB Activates.
* 4817 (Jaluit) : 5AF LRB Activates.
* 3720 (Wewak) : 7AF LRB Activates.
* 4222 (Buin) : XIV Corps Activates.
* 4817 (Jaluit) : 11AF Air Activates.

* 3615 (Ulithi): [BB Nagato] joins Battle A
* 3720 (Wewak): 7AF LRB joins Battle A

* 4316 (Ponape): 27 AF joins Battle B
* 4719 (Nauru): 14AF LRB joins Battle B

* 4817 (Jaluit): 5AF LRB moves to 5018 (Tarawa)
* 5018 (Tarawa): 5AF LRB joins Battle C
* 4415 (Eniwetok): BB Yamato joins Battle C
* 4415 (Eniwetok): CA Mogami joins Battle C

* 4222 (Buin): BB Mississippi, 2M Division moves to 4715 (Kwajalein) - Battle D

* 4715 (Kwajalein): [CV Soryu] joins Battle D
* 4715 (Kwajalein): [BB Hiei] joins Battle D
* 4715 (Kwajalein): 2 SN Bde joins Battle D

* 4715 (Kwajalein): BB Mississippi joins Battle D
* 4715 (Kwajalein): 2M Division joins Battle D
* Allied ASP Marker uses 1/4 ASP

* 4916 (Mili): 1M Division moves to 3520 (Hollandia)

* 4423 (Guadalcanal): CV Enterprise moves to 4516
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Wasp moves to 4516

* 4516: CV Enterprise joins Battle D
* 4516: CV Wasp joins Battle D
* 4817 (Jaluit): 11AF Air joins Battle D

* 4222 (Buin): XIV Corps moves to 4020 (Kavieng)

4 Battles

A - Air Naval

AL - 4 (1 air)
JP - 10 (no air)


B - Air Naval
AL - 4 (1 air)
JP - 10 (1 air)

C - Air Naval
AL - 4 (1 air)
JP - 30 (no air)

D - Air Naval
AL - 49 (3 air) +1 DRM
JP - 16 (1 air)

D - Ground

AL 12 (defend at half strength)
JP 4 (+3 DRM)

File up for your reaction/combat
238 6/9/2022 5:24:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Let's try this turn...I always learn something from you

I don't use my FO so you can go first

File up
237 6/9/2022 5:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

236 6/9/2022 5:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message -1 Card and -1 ASP to 6
235 6/9/2022 5:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
Sub roll
234 6/9/2022 5:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Reinf

* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 8 AD moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 28 AF moves to 2415 (Miri)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [33rd Army] moves to 2915 (Davao)

No Reps
233 6/9/2022 4:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

232 6/9/2022 4:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message XIV Corps stays in the Pacific.

Allied ASP Marker moves to Strategic Record Track (4)
Submarine Warfare moves to Strategic Record Track (5)

2 MAW moves to 4916 (Mili)
2M Division moves to 4222 (Buin)
4 Ind Corps moves to 1905 (Dacca)
CA London moves to 1905 (Dacca)
14AF LRB moves to 4719 (Nauru)
BB Washington moves to 4017 (Truk)

Replacements

1 US Naval

* 4020 (Kavieng) : CV Wasp restored to full strength.

2 Ground

* 3727 (Townsville) : 2 Aus Corps restored to full strength.

1 China
* 2206 (Lashio) : 5 Chinese Army restored to full strength.

5 air

None!

Sav file up.

I will draw my hand now.

Your:

1. Reinforcements
2. Replacements
3. Submarine Warfare
4. Card Draw (6 or 7 cards)
231 6/9/2022 3:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
Sent to Europe 0-1

* Turn 5 : XXIV Corps Activates.
230 6/9/2022 3:50:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message DEI is not essential to capture Turn 2 (but nice if you can).

Generally - but not always - I try to push hard to capture the "Outside Targets" first (Burma, Mandates and Alaska if I can) and then mop up the "inside" ones later (Manila, Singapore, Palembang, Bangka are not in range of any Allied HQ, so they can be captured later if you need).

I did not have ISR and I got Operation MI (10 activations) on Turn 2, so I was in a very good position.

Alaska is nice on Turn 2 but can wait to Turn 3
Midway can definitely wait until Turn 3


Palembang and Bangka are indefensible, so they can be done on Turn 3.

I will do my re-inforcements and replacements later.

229 6/9/2022 3:43:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Let's see if I draw something decent otherwise yes I think I will surrender. Please go on with your reinf then I will do mine this evening.

There are so many things to do on T2 with JP...without ISR many of them could be accomplished. That was my first time in bring ISR first turn so probably I made some suboptimal decisions. Rangoon is always my priority because it's now or never and then DEI. But also use of the precious ASP to Alaska is almost mandatory or do you wait T3 for that usually?
228 6/9/2022 3:35:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Plan was ok.

I like to take Burma on Turn 2 if I can. It can be quite hard to take later.

China strategy was good but I had the card in hand, which was unlucky for you - but even if I didn't I was able to open the Burma Rd because you didn't capture Mandalay and Lashio.

In the Pacific I think you needed to put South Seas HQ into Eniwetok and attack Midway for more PW pressure.

I got good cards (Halsey Haha) and no bad dice rolls, so it was easier.

Unlike in Game 1, with the Mandates not captured you could not use your Land Based Air to attack my Navy. This meant that I could pick off your units at leisure.

I guess you are done now?

227 6/9/2022 3:27:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Yeah. I can't win this game anymore. I made that mistake in Truk, but vs this cards and rolls I can't simply not win even with two wheater cards. I don't have enough resources. It was all or nothing this turn and turned out nothing. I wasn't really worried about Truk because the plan was to steal a PW this turn and then turning away from Marshall anyway and Tru to hold Rangoon and maybe using my remaing resources to conquer Burma. Other option was China surrender and hoping in some luck in drawing the two right cards. That was such a bad plan?
226 6/9/2022 3:26:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies End Turn
225 6/9/2022 3:26:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 6 to 4
224 6/9/2022 3:26:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message End Turn 4

PW reduction:
-1 Malaya
-1 Alaska
Allies have 3 PoW hexes. No reduction

PW reduce to 4

No attrition
223 6/9/2022 3:23:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message It's a surprise...don't tell me

If I can't steal the PW I think I will simply surrender
222 6/9/2022 3:22:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
* 4222 (Buin) : SW Pac HQ (Agreement) Activates.

2+1 = 3 activations


* 4817 (Jaluit) : M Brigade Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : SF Brigade Activates.
* 4222 (Buin) : 1M Division Activates.

* 4222 (Buin): 1M Division moves to 4916 (Mili)
* 4817 (Jaluit): M Brigade moves to 4816 (Maleolap)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): SF Brigade moves to 4716 (Namu)
* Allied ASP Marker uses 1/3 ASP
* Allied ASP Marker uses 2/3 ASP
* Allied ASP Marker uses 3/3 ASP

4916 (Mili) - 4816 (Maleolap) - 4716 (Namu) are now Allied controlled

Allies have captured 3 PoW Hexes

Surprise attack - No reaction possible

There is a problem with the Map and I can't mark these as Allied Controlled.

I will do end of Turn Stuff now
221 6/9/2022 3:18:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Success!!

* 2015 (Singapore): Malaya HQ (Agreement) is eliminated
* 2015 (Singapore): [8 Aus Division] is eliminated
* 2015 (Singapore) is now Japanese controlled.

* 2015 (Singapore): CVL Ryujo moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)

File updated for my last card.

(You are not going to like it)
220 6/9/2022 3:16:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

5


Message from Allies:
3rd Battle of Singapore

JP 18 (+2 DRM)
AL - Can't damage
219 6/9/2022 3:15:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
This one
218 6/9/2022 3:15:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message A bit demoralized by rolls :(

At work, but even if had some plans I had to waste this good card in the conquest of Singapore

Same move of CV and attack with +2

No file

Same happened in another game where as Jap I can not conquer last hex of DEI where I keep attacking and for three times I rolled 0.5 in ground combact.

Sometimes this game is cruel, but lots of fun anyway. Sorry for such a poor resistance and performance
217 6/9/2022 3:06:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message File up for your last card
216 6/9/2022 3:05:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
215 6/9/2022 3:03:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Sorry that is cruel...

Australians hold again!
214 6/9/2022 3:02:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Battle at Singapore

Intel irrelevant

JP 18 (+2 DRM)

213 6/9/2022 2:59:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #63: 2 / Kamikaze Attack
Play prior to one battle of the Offensive that is within 11 hexes of Tokyo (3706) and within extended range of a Japanese air unit. The Japanese player eliminates two Allied naval steps (Japanese player's choice, may not eliminate a unit unless there is no other option), while reducing the Japanese air unit whose range was used one step (even if this would eliminate the air unit). No more than one Kamikaze per battle, but more than one Kamikaze per offensive is allowed. Draw One Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
* 2212 (Saigon) : South HQ (Agreement) Activates. 2+1=3

* 3416 (Palau Islands) : 25 AF Activates.
* 2014 (Kuantan) : 38th Army Activates.
* 1917 (Teloekbetoeng) : CVL Ryujo Activates.


* 3416 (Palau Islands): 25 AF moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 2915 (Davao): 25 AF moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 2415 (Miri): 25 AF moves to 2212 (Saigon)
* 2212 (Saigon): 25 AF moves to 2008 (Rangoon)

* 2014 (Kuantan): 38th Army moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 1917 (Teloekbetoeng): CVL Ryujo moves to 2015 (Singapore)

IDR 6-

Battle A (Singapore) Ground

JP 18(+2)
AP 3

PBM

* 2015 (Singapore): CVL Ryujo moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)

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212 6/8/2022 7:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message My luck holds

AL: 20 hits:
* 2008 (Rangoon) : [CA Takao] suffers a step loss.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : [26 AF] suffers a step loss.

JP: 11 hits

* 2106 (Mandalay) : [SEAC Air] suffers a step loss.

PBM:
* 2110 (Bangkok): [26 AF] moves to 1913 (Kuala Lumpur)
* 1808: CV Indomitable moves to 1307 (Columbo)

File up for your next card
211 6/8/2022 7:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
5


Message from Allies:
One 1 in range

* 2212 (Saigon) : South HQ (Agreement) Activates.

* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur) : 26 AF Activates.
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 26 AF moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 26 AF joins Battle A

Battle A:

AL:20 (2 air units)
JP:22 (1 air unit)

210 6/8/2022 6:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Two air units if possible obviously
209 6/8/2022 6:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Good guys..let's acrivate South HQ and send an air unit that can reach there maximizing my possible hits and resolve.
In PBM going back to the starting location.

In bed now
208 6/8/2022 6:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
IDR 1-
207 6/8/2022 6:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 1 / Prime Minister Curtin
2 Ground replacements: The Australians get two ground replacements that must be used immediately to bring Australian ground units from reduced to full strength, or from the eliminated plie to reduced strength or full strength, which are placed in any friendly Australian port. Any unused replacements are forfeit. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
1805 (Calcutta) : SEAC HQ (Agreement) Activates.

1+1 = 2 activations

* 1307 (Columbo) : CV Indomitable Activates.
* 2106 (Mandalay) : SEAC Air Activates.
* 1307 (Columbo): CV Indomitable moves to 1808

* 1808: CV Indomitable joins Battle A
* 2106 (Mandalay): SEAC Air joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): CA Takao joins Battle A

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IC 1-
206 6/8/2022 6:41:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message No Rangoon is OOS now without a ZOI, but there is a naval unit

I am going to sleep so no rush
205 6/8/2022 6:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Ok. Does Rangoon have any air unit?

I canít see my screen
204 6/8/2022 6:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message No changes in my PBM

let's finish the turn and see if I am able to steal that PW, otherwise I will simply surrender after this bloodbath of my air forces
203 6/8/2022 6:19:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Hi - I will Kill 22AF

No dmg to 26AF
202 6/8/2022 6:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
FO

No file
201 6/8/2022 6:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Yes that was awful for JP :(

SEAC air stays at Mandalay. Everyone else back to their starting locations.

No file

BTY
200 6/8/2022 5:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message WTF, you are stronger, you don't need more luck than me :(

AP 51 hits and critical

You can choose the losses, but i guess are going to be

* 2110 (Bangkok): 21 AF is eliminated
* 2008 (Rangoon): 23 AF is eliminated
* 2311 (Cam Ranh) : [26 AF] suffers a step loss.

JP 15

* 2008 (Rangoon) : [BB Warspite] suffers a step loss.

my PBM

* 2311 (Cam Ranh): [26 AF] moves to 1913 (Kuala Lumpur)

This is game over I think...

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199 6/8/2022 5:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
2


Message from Japanese:
Battle A (Rangoon) A/N

AP 51
JP 59
198 6/8/2022 5:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message * 2212 (Saigon) : South HQ (Agreement) Activates. 2+1=3

* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur) : 21 AF Activates.
* 3209 (Okinawa) : 26 AF Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : [22 AF] Activates.

* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur): 21 AF moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 21 AF joins Battle A

* 3209 (Okinawa): 26 AF moves to 2709 (Hong Kong)
* 2709 (Hong Kong): 26 AF moves to 2311 (Cam Ranh)
* 2311 (Cam Ranh): 26 AF joins Battle A

* 2110 (Bangkok): [22 AF] joins Battle A
197 6/8/2022 6:04:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Sure no problem
196 6/8/2022 5:33:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I will send reaction move later on during my evening when home
195 6/8/2022 5:32:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

3


Message from Japanese:
IDR
194 6/8/2022 5:32:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message You have big events too..I will only roll for IDR now
193 6/8/2022 5:13:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Oops 3 Aus Corps is obvously not attacking Rangoon!

Just Air/Naval battle
192 6/8/2022 5:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #70: 2 / Slim's Burma Offensive
Activate: SEAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only Commonwealth and Chinese units plus US air units may be activated. Bonus: The Allied player receives the 7th Armored Brigade. Place this unit in any friendly in supply, Indian or Burmese port hex. If this condition cannot be met, the unit is permanently remove from the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
1805 (Calcutta) : SEAC HQ (Agreement) Activates.

6+1 = 7 activations

* offboard: 7 Armor Bde moves to 1805 (Calcutta)
(Event Bonus)

* 1905 (Dacca) : 3 Aus Corps Activates.
* 1805 (Calcutta) : 11AF LRB Activates.
* 1406 (Madras) : SEAC Air Activates.
* 1307 (Columbo) : CV Indomitable Activates.
* 1307 (Columbo) : BB Warspite Activates.
* 2006 (Akyab) : FE Air Activates.
* 1905 (Dacca) : AVG Air Activates.

* 1905 (Dacca): 3 Aus Corps moves to 2006 (Akyab) - Attack Rangoon

* 2008 (Rangoon): 23 AF joins Battle A
* 2008 (Rangoon): CA Takao joins Battle A

* 2006 (Akyab): FE Air joins Battle A

AVG Air moves to 2106 (Mandalay) - joins Battle A
11AF LRB moves to 2104 (Jarhat) - joins Battle A
CV Indomitable moves to 1809 (Andaman)- joins Battle A
BB Warspite moves to 2008 (Rangoon) - joins Battle A
SEAC Air moves to 2106 (Mandalay)- joins Battle A

1 battle - Rangoon

AL: 51
JP 28

Intel roll 6-


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191 6/8/2022 5:09:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I saw this opportunity to steal that PW, but not sure I can deny your invasion for the following 4 cards.. let's see what happens and then I have to be lucky drawing the right sequence or events anyway to arrive near to 0/1
190 6/8/2022 4:44:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message The Australian's hang on stubbornly

BTW - It never costs an ASP to move TO a friendly port.

* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 1/7 ASP

189 6/8/2022 4:42:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Ouch 2 weather cards in one Turn!

Ok at least that leaves only 1 more in the JP deck plus that Gandhi card that cancels a SEAC offensive and gives card draw.

Intel is irrelevant so I am rolling for Combat at Singapore

JP: 18 (0 DRM)
AL: Cant' hit


188 6/8/2022 2:31:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
* 2212 (Saigon) : South HQ (Agreement) Activates. 3+1=4

* 2517 (Balikpapan) : [18th Army] Activates.
* 2014 (Kuantan) : 38th Army Activates.
* 1916 (Palembang) : [19th Army] Activates.
* 2012 (Singora) : 26 AF Activates.

* 2517 (Balikpapan): [18th Army] moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 2014 (Kuantan): 38th Army moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 2012 (Singora): 26 AF joins Battle A
* 1916 (Palembang): [19th Army] moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 2/7 ASP

No Reaction possible

Battle A (Singapore) Ground

JP 18(-2+2)
AP 3

PBM

* 2012 (Singora): 26 AF moves to 2409 (Hanoi)
* 2409 (Hanoi): 26 AF moves to 2909 (Tainan)
* 2909 (Tainan): 26 AF moves to 3209 (Okinawa)

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187 6/8/2022 2:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #19: 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:
That was the card I was afraid of...you almost had everything good in this start of the game.
186 6/8/2022 2:05:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Sorry 1 change.

I will send the 8-8 Marine unit instead of the 12-12

* 4222 (Buin) : 1M Division Deactivates.

* 4817 (Jaluit) : M Brigade Activates.
* 4817 (Jaluit): M Brigade moves to 4816 (Maleolap)
185 6/8/2022 2:01:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message So is the US Army Air unit 11AF

So there are 3 air units supporting the potential battle.

Let me know if that does not make sense
184 6/8/2022 1:58:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message The 2 US carriers are supporting the potential AA
183 6/8/2022 1:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #28: 2 / Operation Chronicle: Woodlark Island Operation
Actiavte: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Bonus: If ground units are landed on an unoccupied one hex island, prior to ANY reaction place an Allied control marker on all adjacent unoccupied one hex islands.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
S Pac HQ (Halsey) (Agreement) Activates.
3+3 = 6 activations
* 4222 (Buin) : BB Mississippi Activates.
* 4020 (Kavieng) : BB North Carolina Activates.
* 4222 (Buin) : 1M Division Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 4222 (Buin) : [CV Lexington] Activates.
* 4817 (Jaluit) : 11AF Air Activates.

* 4222 (Buin): 1M Division moves to 4816 (Maleolap)

* Allied ASP Marker uses 1/3 ASP


* 4222 (Buin): BB Mississippi moves to 4816 (Maleolap)
* 4222 (Buin): [CV Lexington] moves to 4617
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): CV Enterprise moves to 4717
* 4020 (Kavieng): BB North Carolina moves to 4816 (Maleolap)

-From Card Event -
4815 (Wotje), 4916 (Mili), 4716 (Namu) are now Allied Controlled

Allies have captured 3 PoW hexes

[Map control markers are not working so using range markers instead]

No Battles

Special Reaction roll 6- for Maleolap AA to create Battle Hex

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182 6/7/2022 6:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message You are right. I didn't consider the LRB ZOI in Wewak

instead then send

* 4415 (Eniwetok): [35th Army] moves to 4021 (Rabaul)

No File
181 6/7/2022 6:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message The entire path of the ground unit must be free of ZOI. If Akagi is in Rabaul which path does the ground unit take?


180 6/7/2022 6:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I moved Akagi to create a ZOI over Rabaul and then in PBM I moved that away.

If not legal instead attack Singapore with [BB Nagato] and put it in Davao during PBM o that the second PBM of Akagi works

No is it legal?
179 6/7/2022 4:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Hi - the move of 18th army to Rabaul is not legal as it passed through unneutralised ZOI.

178 6/7/2022 3:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #50: 3 / Ha-Go: Burma Offensive
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
* 3615 (Ulithi) : South Seas HQ (Agreement) Activates. 3+2=5

* 2517 (Balikpapan) : [18th Army] Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : [CV Akagi] Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : 2 SN Bde Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : CA Mogami Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : [BB Nagato] Activates.

* 2517 (Balikpapan): [18th Army] moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* 4415 (Eniwetok): [CV Akagi] moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* 2415 (Miri): 2 SN Bde moves to 4715 (Kwajalein) -> SR
* 2415 (Miri): CA Mogami moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 2415 (Miri): [BB Nagato] moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 4021 (Rabaul): [CV Akagi] moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) -> PBM

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