Warhorse Simulations

Automated Card Tracking System: Home

Empire of the Sun: Steve & Manfred II Journal

Number of entries per page:
  Sort order:
Most recent entries first
Oldest entries first

Filter on: (filter will search Player, Title, and Entry)

View elapsed game time

View game card play report

Next 100 entries

Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
283 3/14/2023 9:32:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Okay then, I'll try my hand at creating a new game for us. I guess we'll leave this one up for a short time before closing it down?
282 3/13/2023 9:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Absolutely. Would love to. I don't feel like I know what I am doing as the Japanese but did have an unexpected number of lucky breaks.


281 3/13/2023 9:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message You played Japan very well, applying the strategies that Herman wrote about in C3i. So, yours is a well-deserved win.

Moving from JPN in my first game to the Allies, I felt a bit at a loss of what to do, and made several errors. If you have no objection, could have a rematch with the same sides?
280 3/13/2023 8:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Logfile dropped, flipped the turn marker.
279 3/13/2023 8:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
278 3/13/2023 8:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I think the move was okay. Here is why:

>Intercept!

>* 4017 (Truk) : South Seas HQ (Agreement) Activates. 2+2 = 4

Can SS HQ be activated despite the unneutralized AZOI around the battle hex (Buin)? The rule says: "If the intelligence condition is Intercept or Ambush, the reaction player may designate one (and only one) in-supply HQ as the reacting HQ, which may activate units to react to battles. There must be at least one declared battle hex within range of this HQ (this range cannot be blocked by any means); ..." This means that SS HQ can be activated, as it is 6 hexes from the battle field and has a range of 12. The ZOI does not block this range. See the "Charts" in Vassal, which are under the same button as the combat tables, but navigate to the tab "Additional Charts." Top right: HQ Path Chart, right column 'Reaction/Attrition' shows that ZOIs do not block this range.

>* 4017 (Truk) : BB Nagato Activates. (same as HQ)
>* 4017 (Truk) : CV Shokaku Activates.
>* 3615 (Ulithi) : CV Akagi Activates.(northwest of HQ)
>* 3615 (Ulithi) : BB Yamato Activates.

The activation paths are solely under JP ZOIs (unneutralized, though they wouldn't need to be).

So, I think the move was all right. But I wish I had gotten it wrong, because I believe this battle result means that this will be the last turn. My next card play will drop you PW to 1, and unless you have a reinforcements card that allows you to bring back a step of a carrier unit, you will lose another point of PW at the end of the turn. Also, because of this wasted ASP, you are down to 1 ASP but still need 2 captures to make Progress of War. That means another point of PW lost unless you can liberate one of the nations that have surrendered to the Japanese (DEI, Malaya, Burma, and Philippines). Tough break.
277 3/13/2023 7:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message God, I hope you are right. I'll check, sorry if I got it wrong.
276 3/13/2023 7:02:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Hmmm ... hey, I had a question.

Per 7.26, "There must be at least one declared battle hex within range of this HQ (this range cannot be blocked by any means)."

Looking back at logfile 058, your HQ range appears to be blocked by my ZOIs, no? Buin is completely surrounded by my ZOIs ... would your naval units have been able to move to join Battle A?
275 3/13/2023 4:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Hey there -- I'm back.

I think I may wish to flip the Nagato instead ...
* 3416 (Palau Islands) : [BB Nagato] suffers a step loss.
* 4017 (Truk) : CV Shokaku restored to full strength.

That's it; back to you ...
274 3/8/2023 8:55:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message AP: 3 = .5x = 18, which allows AP to flip one of the ships, up to the Yamato (18-18), but you may want to pick another ship, with a yellow dot, like the Shokaku ( 14-12) or BB Nagato ( 20-14). I'll go ahead and flip the Shokaku, you can change it later.

JP: 8 = 1x = 64 hits.

flip:
CV Wasp (12/64)
BB Miss (24/64)

eliminate:
CV Wasp (36/64)
CV Enterprise (48/64)
BB Miss (60/64)

Wow. Total party kill.

The JP win the A/N battle for Buin. As a result there will be no ground battle, and the M Brigade must conduct PBM. I will stick it in Rabaul. Incidentally, the M Brigade had to pay 1 ASP for the attempt on Buin.

JP PBM:
* 4119: [CV Shokaku] moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 4222 (Buin): BB Yamato moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Akagi moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 4222 (Buin): BB Nagato moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)

Very tough break for the Allies, as there was only a 12% chance of getting the Intercept and a 1x result.
273 3/8/2023 8:35:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
8


Message from Japanese:
A/n battle for Buin (A)

AP: 35,0
JP: 64,0
272 3/8/2023 8:33:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Intercept!

* 4017 (Truk) : South Seas HQ (Agreement) Activates. 2+2 = 4

* 4017 (Truk) : BB Nagato Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : CV Shokaku Activates.
* 3615 (Ulithi) : CV Akagi Activates.
* 3615 (Ulithi) : BB Yamato Activates.

Battle A: Buin
* 4017 (Truk): BB Nagato moves to 4222 (Buin)
* 3615 (Ulithi): BB Yamato moves to 4222 (Buin)
* 3615 (Ulithi): CV Akagi moves to 4020 (Kavieng) joins Battle A
* 4017 (Truk): CV Shokaku moves to 4119 joins Battle A
271 3/8/2023 8:18:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Not playing a reaction card. Rolling for reaction.

OC: 2, no modifier.
270 3/7/2023 9:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Operations #82: 2 / China Offensive: Battle of Changsa-Hengyang
Move the China marker one box to the right toward the Stable Front box, unless this would put the China marker in the Stable Front box, in which case no effect.

OC: 2 EC: 0

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

OC 2 + (C Pac) 3 = 5 activations:
* 5321 (Funafuti) : CV Wasp Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : M Brigade Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : BB Mississippi Activates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : [CV Enterprise] Activates.
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : [DD US Asia] Activates.

Movement:
* 5321 (Funafuti): CV Wasp moves to 4822
* 4822: CV Wasp moves to 4320
* 3823 (Port Moresby): [DD US Asia] moves to 4828 (Noumea)
* 4021 (Rabaul): M Brigade, BB Mississippi moves to 4222 (Buin)

(Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 4222 (Buin)
* 4320: CV Wasp joins Battle A
* 4021 (Rabaul): [CV Enterprise] joins Battle A

Back to you for Reaction
269 3/7/2023 11:54:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Logfile written. Over to you again.
268 3/7/2023 11:53:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #78: 1 / Tainan Air Unit: Reinforcement
The Japanese player receives the Tainan Air Unit. This unit may be placed on any friendly, in supply, airfield that is within range of an in supply Japanese HQ. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
For the event.

Tainan AG moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)

I also placed some card draw tracker markers.
267 3/7/2023 11:43:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message FYI, you put the 11AF LRB out of supply in Hollandia. So you won't be able to activate it until you put it back in supply by either taking out my air unit in Biak or putting a non-LRB ZOI over Hollandia.
266 3/7/2023 9:27:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message back to you!
265 3/7/2023 9:26:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message PBM:
* 4122 (Woodlark): 11AF LRB moves to 3520 (Hollandia)
264 3/7/2023 9:20:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message AP: 4+3 = 7 = (1.0 x 14) = 14 hits to the Japanese

Jpn: SS loses a step

263 3/7/2023 9:19:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
A/N Battle A:

AP: 14, +3 (Surprise Attack)

262 3/6/2023 8:57:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message And thank you for adjusting the control for Wake Island.
261 3/6/2023 8:56:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Surprise. The SS Brigade is asleep or drunk or both.

Go ahead and resolve.
260 3/6/2023 8:55:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
Reaction for the raid on Buin - no DRM, need 0, 1.
259 3/6/2023 8:42:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message * 5108 (Midway): XIV Corps moves to 5708 (Kauai)
* 4612 (Wake) is now Japanese controlled.

Back to you ...
258 3/6/2023 8:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Ah ... I hadn't considered Midway isn't a port, thanks for pointing that out.

I'll redo that part of the move ...
257 3/6/2023 8:32:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I bring this up because in the early turns, limited ASPs are a challenge in making progress of war. If you don't make progress of war this turn, you will drop to 2 PW, which means that the JP will win as soon as India or China surrender or through the play of Tojo Resigns (-2 PW for the Allies).
256 3/6/2023 8:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message A strategic ground move requires a move to a (friendly controlled) port. Midway is only an airfield.

Rule 8.44 Strategic Ground Transport
An Amphibious Assault Capable ground unit may move from a coastal hex (with or without a port) to a friendly port a distance equal to the distance a friendly naval unit in the current offensive may move. Since a naval unit can move twice its movement allowance if it moves from a friendly port to a friendly port, a ground unit conducting Strategic Ground Transport that starts its move in a friendly port may also double its movement allowance.

The path of the move may not enter an un-neutralized opposing Air- craft Zone Of Influence and may not end the move in a hex with an enemy unit. The ground unit must finish its movement in a friendly port. ...
255 3/6/2023 8:25:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Midway is Allied-controlled still, so this would be a Strategic move, no?

Btw Wake Island should be identified as Japanese controlled.
254 3/6/2023 8:11:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Before I play a reaction card or roll for reaction, a quick note:

The move with the XIV Corp to midway costs 2 ASPs, taking you down to 0 remaining for the turn. (Movement is not strategic because the corps's destination is not a port, 8.44.) I don't mind if you want to reconsider your move.
253 3/5/2023 1:13:00 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:
* 5808 (Oahu) : Cen Pac HQ (Rivalry) Activates.

OC 1 + (C Pac) 3 = 4 activations:
* 5708 (Kauai) : XIV Corps Activates.
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : XI Corps Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : 5AF Air Activates.
* 4024 (Gili Gili) : 11AF LRB Activates.

Movement:
* 5708 (Kauai): XIV Corps moves to 5108 (Midway)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): XI Corps moves to 4828 (Noumea) (strategic)

Battle A:
(Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 4222 (Buin)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 5AF Air joins Battle A
* 4024 (Gili Gili): 11AF LRB moves to 4122 (Woodlark)
* 4122 (Woodlark): 11AF LRB joins Battle A

Back to you for Intelligence Condition, Reaction Card play
252 3/4/2023 8:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message JP PBM:
* 4412: CV Akagi moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 4612 (Wake): BB Yamato moves to 3615 (Ulithi)

Done. Logfile dropped. Back to you.
251 3/4/2023 6:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Wake Island falls!

PBM (AP):
* 4711: 10AF LRB moves to 5108 (Midway)

Back to you for PBM
250 3/4/2023 5:59:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Jpn: 5+0 = 5; (1.0 x 9) = 9 hits to the Allies
AP: 5+3 = 8; (1.5 x 2) = 3 hits to the Japanese

Jpn: N/E
AP: W Brigade eliminated
249 3/4/2023 5:53:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from Allies:
Ground Combat Battle A:

Jpn: 9, +
AP: 2, +3 (amphibious attack)

248 3/4/2023 5:48:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Jpn: 2+0 = 2; (0.25 x 30) = 8 hits to the Allies
AP: 1+0 = 1; (0.25 x 5) = 1 hits to the Japanese

Jpn: N/E
AP: VF-211 eliminated

Now for the land battle ...
247 3/4/2023 5:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Allies:
A/N Battle A:

Jpn: 30, +0
AP: 5, +0
246 3/4/2023 5:41:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message * 5808 (Oahu) : Cen Pac HQ (Rivalry) Activates.
* 4612 (Wake) : 10AF LRB Activates.

On to the battle ...
245 3/4/2023 5:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
Per play of #59: 1 / Ultra Information
244 3/4/2023 5:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #59: 1 / Ultra Information: Japanese Burma Operation is penetrated
Intelligence: Intercept. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
243 3/4/2023 11:25:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #73: 2 / Ants: Japanese Barge Traffic Reinforcement
Activation: South or South Seas HQ only Logistics Value: 3 Bonus: If the Allies have not yet played the PT Boats event (Allied card 23) flip the Japanese ASP marker to its Barges side. The Japanese can use Japanese Barge movement until the Allied play of the PT Boats event cancels this capability. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
For Ops.

* 4017 (Truk) : South Seas HQ (Agreement) Activates. 2+2 = 4 activations

* 3615 (Ulithi) : CV Akagi Activates.
* 4110 (Marcus) : [18th Army] Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : BB Yamato Activates.
* 3814 (Guam) : 3 SN Bde Activates.

Move

Battle A: Wake Island
* 3615 (Ulithi): CV Akagi moves to 4412, joins battle A
* 4110 (Marcus): [18th Army] moves to 4612 (Wake) - 1 ASP
* 4415 (Eniwetok): BB Yamato moves to 4612 (Wake)

Also:
* 3814 (Guam): 3 SN Bde moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)


over to you for RR
242 3/4/2023 11:23:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message ouch!
241 3/3/2023 6:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Battle A:
* 4021 (Rabaul) : [6 AD] suffers a step loss.
* 4021 (Rabaul): [6 AD] is eliminated

* Allies have captured 1 progress of war hexes

Now for the sub attack:
* 4020 (Kavieng) : [CV Enterprise] suffers a step loss.

PBM:
* 4020 (Kavieng): [CV Enterprise] moves to 4021 (Rabaul)

Remember Pearl Harbor!

Back to you :)

240 3/3/2023 5:51:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message AP: 8+3 = 11 = (1.0 x 27) = 27 hits to the Japanese

Jpn: 6 AD eliminated
239 3/3/2023 5:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
A/N Battle A:

AP: 27, +3 (Surprise Attack)
Jpn: N/A
238 3/3/2023 11:09:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For submarines
237 3/3/2023 11:09:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #86: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis
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: 0-7: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 8-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Playing against the Enterprise. Will resolve after combat. (7.2 Step 12).

I am not playing a reaction card, so go ahead and resolve your cowardly attack on Rabaul.
236 3/3/2023 10:13:00 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:
* 2525 (Derby) : SW Pac HQ (Rivalry) Activates.

Logistics 1 + (SW Pac) 2 = 3 activations:
(Forgot to activate the counters in Vassal, but these are the ones:)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): CV Enterprise
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): BB Mississippi
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): M Brigade

Movement:
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): CV Enterprise moves to 4020 (Kavieng)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): BB Mississippi moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): M Brigade moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* Allied ASP Marker uses 1/3 ASP

(Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 4021 (Rabaul)
* 4020 (Kavieng): CV Enterprise joins Battle A

Surprise Attack per the Event -- please advise of any reaction card
235 3/3/2023 10:04:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Ah -- I didn't catch that with the ZOI. It's the fact that my LRB ZOI doesn't neutralize yours, correct?

I'll move US Asia back ... thanks for correcting the file names, too
234 3/3/2023 8:14:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Done. Logfile dropped.

Couple of things: I just noticed that our vassal logs are misnamed (we are in turn 4, not 3) and I'll fix that.

Also, and sorry for not catching this sooner: I don't think you were able to activate the DD US Asia in port Moresby. That port is at the extreme edge of C Pac's activation range and with the JP ZOI from the air unit in Rabaul, it's beyond reach. But doesn't really matter, no need to fix it since I didn't catch it.

ISR Rules are in 14.1
233 3/3/2023 8:06:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Japanese:
For the US Joint Staff Debate.
232 3/3/2023 8:03:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #7: 2 / US Joint Staff Debate: 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:
For the event.
231 3/2/2023 7:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Done, no battles.

Sorry it took so long ... work has calmed down a little but not as much as I expected.
230 3/2/2023 7:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #76: 2 / Oboe: Australians Invade Borneo
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Any nationality air and naval units may be activated, but only Australian ground units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

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

- Logistics 5 + (Cen Pac) 3 = 8 activations:
* 4828 (Noumea) : CV Enterprise Activates.
* 4828 (Noumea) : BB Mississippi Activates.
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : [DD US Asia] Activates.
* 4423 (Guadalcanal) : 1 MAW Activates.
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo) : 5AF Air Activates.
* 5108 (Midway) : 10AF LRB Activates.
* 5808 (Oahu) : CV Wasp Activates.
* 5808 (Oahu) : CA Northampton Activates.

- Movement:
* 4828 (Noumea): BB Mississippi, CV Enterprise moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 3823 (Port Moresby): [DD US Asia] moves to 4828 (Noumea)
* 4423 (Guadalcanal): 1 MAW moves to 4826 (Efate)
* 4825 (Espiritu Santo): 5AF Air moves to 4423 (Guadalcanal)
* 5108 (Midway): 10AF LRB moves to 4612 (Wake)
* 5808 (Oahu): CV Wasp moves to 5321 (Funafuti) (strategic)

Changed mind about Northampton -- leaving in Honoluluu
229 3/1/2023 12:03:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Take your time and good lock.
228 3/1/2023 11:58:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Sorry for the delay - I'm studying what to do next (amidst another flurry of work-related stuff).
227 2/27/2023 6:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Logfile dropped. Over to you.
226 2/27/2023 6:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #58: 3 / Western Force: Conquest of Sumatra
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Paratroopers: Prior to movement place a Japanese control marker in a hex that is within extended range of an active Japanese air unit if (1) the hex is either unoccupied or is occupied solely by a Dutch regiment; and (2) the hex is not within an unneutralized Allied air ZOI. Eliminate the Dutch regiment.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
South HQ (Agreement) Activates: 5+1+1 (Kwai) = 7 activations
* 2104 (Jarhat) : [28th Army] Activates.
* 2112 (Khota Baru) : [25th Army] Activates.
* 3007 (Shanghai) : [35th Army] Activates.
* 2311 (Cam Ranh) : BB Kongo Activates.
* 3319 (Biak) : CVL Ryujo Activates.
* 3416 (Palau Islands) : 26 AF Activates.
* 3009 (Taihoku) : 23 AF Activates.

Paratroopers take Vogelkop (within extended range of the 26AF in Palau
* Japanese Resources are now at 14
* 3219 (Vogelkop) is now Japanese controlled.

* 3007 (Shanghai): [35th Army] moves to 2415 (Miri) - strategic
* 2112 (Khota Baru): [25th Army] moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng) - strategic
* 2311 (Cam Ranh): BB Kongo moves to 1917 (Teloekbetoeng)
* 3319 (Biak): CVL Ryujo moves to 2616 (Tarakan)
* 3416 (Palau Islands): 26 AF moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 2104 (Jarhat): [28th Army] moves to 2005 (Dimasur) to 2006 (Akyab)
* 3009 (Taihoku): 23 AF moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) to 2917 (Menado)

No battles
225 2/25/2023 5:37:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

224 2/25/2023 5:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Okay, I will take a little time to think about the coming turn.
223 2/25/2023 4:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

222 2/25/2023 4:47:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message All right, I think we are ready to draw cards:

JP: 7 cards
AP: 7 cards

JP will move first (4.21)
221 2/25/2023 1:20:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Brought Enterprise to full strength per Oahu add'l US Naval Replacement

Done; back to you
220 2/25/2023 1:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message 8-3 = 5, no effect
219 2/25/2023 1:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
Strategic Warfare Turn 4:
-4 (Turn) +1 (1942) = -3 drm
218 2/24/2023 7:27:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Japanese Reinforcements:
[37th Army] moves to 2220 (Soerabaja)
27 AF moves to 2318 (Bandjermasin)
7 AD moves to 2015 (Singapore)

Japanese Replacements:
CV Junyo restored to full strength.

Not drawing any divisions out of China.

Logfile dropped.
217 2/24/2023 6:44:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message I think you will get 1 more US Naval replacement, see Replacement Notes on the game board: one US naval repl. per turn if AP controls Oahu, which of course you do.
216 2/24/2023 6:40:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Thanks for pointing out where the eliminated unit boxes are ...

Ah yes, I recalled afterwards that only US Army units are affected by WiE
- 1 US Naval replacement -- Enterprise at 1/2 step
* Eliminated AL Naval Units: [CV Enterprise] moves to 4828 (Noumea)

Lastly, the 5 air replacement steps:
* 3119 (Sarong) : Aus Air restored to full strength.
* Eliminated AL Air Units: [7AF LRB] moves to 2825 (Wyndham)
* 2825 (Wyndham) : 7AF LRB restored to full strength.

Last two air steps are lost.

Lastly, one more ASP
* Strategic Record Track (2): Allied ASP Marker moves to Strategic Record Track (3)

Over to you!

215 2/24/2023 6:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message After replacements, you'll also roll for submarine warfare, to determine JP hand size, which will drop to 6 if you make the roll.

Modifier: -4 (game turn) +1 (1942/faulty torpedoes), must roll 0 or less after modifiers to reduce JP hand size to 6 and reduce JP ASPs by 1.

US hand size is 7.
214 2/24/2023 6:32:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message (I should have had 10 divisions in China all along, the Vassal game is correct.)
213 2/24/2023 6:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 11 to 10
212 2/24/2023 6:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Go ahead and place your replacements, and then I'll do my reinforcements and replacements (if any).

Don't forget that you get 1 ASP (you'll have 3)
211 2/24/2023 6:30:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese End Turn
210 2/24/2023 6:26:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Eliminated units that can be brought back as replacements (no yellow dot) are in the box with a blue US and white JP unit and a single red slash through it, the third button left of the Markers button in the toolbar. (The double red slash shows you permanently eliminated units, like the Dutch.)

Also note that the reinforcements window (blue counter, right next to the replaceable units button), has a "DEPLOYABLE UNITS" button at the top, which opens another little window, which has a button "dispatch" at the top. If you hit that button, the modul will move this turn's reinforcements to the Delayed Units box (as appropriate), and will move all units from the Delayed Units box to this Deployable units box, so you can place them on the map from there. I'm sure it's fine the way you did it, but wanted to let you know.

Also, you didn't have to roll for all units to be sent to Europe, only US Army and airfare and US CVEs can be delayed (not B29s or Marine units). But doesn't matter since none would have been sent anyway.
209 2/24/2023 5:38:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Replacements:
- 2 Ground, 5 Air, 1 US Naval
* 5708 (Kauai) : XIV Corps restored to full strength.
* 4024 (Gili Gili) : I Corps restored to full strength.

Will pause here for a question (logfile dropped).

Where can I find eliminated units for replacement on the map?
208 2/24/2023 5:29:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message None suffer additional delay; all go to Delayed box on map

207 2/24/2023 5:29:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

7
6
9
2
9
8


Message from Allies:
Now to the scheduled Reinforcements for Turn 4, subject to WiE delay.

WiE level 1, so 3-turn delay if roll 0-1. Rolling 6 dice, for:
-Washington
-London
-14AF
-2MAW
-2M US
-4 Ind
206 2/24/2023 5:27:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Allright -- 1942 is ending
- I'll move the 19th to Wyndham (EAM)
* 3023 (Darwin): [19 LRB] moves to 2825 (Wyndham)

Reinforcements Phase
- Coming on board from the Delayed Reinforcements track:
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 3NZ Division moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 15 British Corps, 33 British Corps moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 3 Aus Corps moves to 3822 (Lae)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 11AF LRB moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 1M Division moves to 2525 (Derby)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 11AF Air moves to 2525 (Derby)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: 13AF Air moves to 2525 (Derby)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: CV Wasp moves to 5808 (Oahu)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: BB North Carolina moves to 2525 (Derby)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: [I Corps] moves to 4024 (Gili Gili)
* Delayed Reinforcements Box: [XIV Corps] moves to 5708 (Kauai)

- And from the Turn track, SW PAC ...
* Turn 4 (Sep-Dec 1942): SW Pac HQ (Agreement) moves to 2525 (Derby)

205 2/24/2023 4:44:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Logfile dropped.

You should determine wether you want the 19LRB to move any other place than Darwin in EAM.

I've advanced the turn marker to turn 4. Next up Reinforcements.
204 2/24/2023 4:29:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Finally, attrition phase.

As far as I can see, everybody is in supply, except the [2SN] in the Maldives, and the CW units in India, Burma, China.

1. JP [2SN] is within 13 hexes of South HQ, so is not eliminated.
2. AP 1 Ind is OOS and will be flipped.
All other units in the CBI are already flipped and within range of an HQ (whether in supply or not), and no units are removed.

203 2/24/2023 4:24:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change US Political Will From 8 to 3
202 2/24/2023 4:23:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message B. U.S. Political Will

Allied Surrenders 16.41
Burma: -1
DEI: -1
Malaya: -1
Philippines: -1

Strategic Naval Situation, 16.46
There are no U.S. carrier units on the map. -1

Progress of War only kicks in next turn.

Total Political Will impact: -5
201 2/24/2023 4:20:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Okay, I'll go ahead and close out Turn 3.

First up, the Political Phase

A. National Status Phase: check whether any nations surrender.

1. Philipines:
Surrender because JP control Manila and Davao, 13.22. Allied ground units are removed from the game. McArthur's HQ is already on the turn track.

2. Malaya & Siam:
Surrender because JP control Singapore and Kuantan, 13.32.

3. Dutch East Indies
Surrender because JP control the seven resource hexes in Sumatra, Borneo & Java, AND controls Tjilatjap, 13.42. (resources hexes are: Medan, Palembang, Bangka, Soerabaja, Balikpapan, Miri, and Tarakan). as a result all Dutch units are removed, and all airfields and ports in the DEI come under Japanese control.

* 2318 (Bandjermasin): [Dut Air] is eliminated
* 2719 (Kendari): [CL Dutch] is eliminated

[19 LRB] in Menado needs to make an immediate EAM - I've stuck it in Darwin for now, feel free to change of course.

4. Burma:
Because JP control Rangoon, Mandalay, Lashio and Mytkiyina, Burma surrenders. No units are removed, no additional changes of hex control, 13.52.

5. India:
JP control all hexes in Northern India (Dacca, Dimasaur, Jarhat, Ledo, and Imphal. If the Japanese player controls all hexes of Northern India, move the India marker from right to left to the next box in the India Status track during the National Status Segment, 13.62. (India will surrender once the marker reaches the surrender box; the marker will re-set the moment the AP gains control of any Northern-Indian hex.)
200 2/24/2023 2:22:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Discard Strategy card #55: 3 / Operation Forager: Marianas Is. Invasion
OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
That's it ... I'm too weak to go on any offensives.

On to next Turn ...
199 2/24/2023 9:11:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Ah ... JPN has no more cards, so back to me!
198 2/24/2023 9:11:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Discard Strategy card #62: 3 / Operation King II: A-Day - "I Have Returned" Invasion of Leyte
OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
No activations, no movement.

And back to you ...
197 2/23/2023 7:56:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Should mention that I can do an OC-card China Offensive no more once per two turns. There are also China Offensives as events on a card or two.

Speaking of two: you have two more cards, duh!



196 2/23/2023 7:42:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message (Note: The die roll modifier is of course the number of in-supply nonLRB/14AF LRB *IN CHINA* - the little box you reach with one leg of movement from a North-Indian airfield, or as a (specific) reinforcement.)
195 2/23/2023 7:37:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Success.

A successful Japanese conducted China Offensive moves the China marker one box toward the Government Collapsed box...

So, Forward, Chinese Worker's and Peasant's Red Army! Forward to revolution!

Logfile dropped over to you for your last card play of the turn.
194 2/23/2023 7:33:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Japanese:
I am playing a 3OC card to conduct a China offensive.

13.72.A
Offensive baseline value: JP Divisions in China (10) minus Allied Burma Road support (yellow modifier on the Burma Road Status: 0.) equals 10

Die roll modifier: 0 (number of Allied air support, i.e. in-supply non-LRB and 14AF LRB)

This won't be too tough, I think.

193 2/23/2023 7:30:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #52: 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 for Ops for a China Offensive, which I don't think we've done before. At least for me, it's been a while. Rule 13.72


192 2/23/2023 6:55:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message PBM:
* 3319 (Biak): [BB Warspite] moves to 3023 (Darwin)
* 3419: CV Indomitable moves to 3820 (Admiralty Islands)

Done, back to you!
191 2/22/2023 10:23:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message A lot of firing in the dark, wasting ammo, and missing each other!

AP: 1 = .25x = 9 hits - you can flip the Ryujo ( 6-8-3) or the Junyo (8-8-3). I am assuming you'll flip the stronger unit, but feel free to change.

JP: 0 = .25x = 17 hits. Will flip the Warspite (14-14).

JP PBM:
* 3217: [CV Junyo] moves to 2415 (Miri)
* 3217: CV Shokaku moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 3319 (Biak): BB Nagato moves to 4017 (Truk)

Back to you for PBM.
190 2/22/2023 10:03:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
0


Message from Japanese:
A/N battle in Biak

AP: 34, 0
JP: 65, 0
189 2/22/2023 10:02:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message JP Reaction:

Activating SS HQ for 2+2 =4 activations

* 4017 (Truk) : CV Junyo Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : BB Nagato Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : BB Hiei Activates.
* 3615 (Ulithi) : CV Shokaku Activates.

* 3615 (Ulithi): CV Shokaku moves to 3217 joins Battle A
* 4017 (Truk): CV Junyo moves to 3217 joins Battle A
* 4017 (Truk): BB Nagato moves to 3319 (Biak) joins Battle A
* 4017 (Truk): BB Hiei moves to 3319 (Biak) joins Battle A

188 2/22/2023 5:09:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Intercept. I'll move later.

Also, just to record it here in the log:

AP's Emergency Naval Movement: [CL Dutch] to Kendari.
187 2/22/2023 5:07:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

2


Message from Japanese:
Okay, you are playing this as OPs, and entered a ZOI, so -2

OC: 2
186 2/22/2023 4:29:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Back at it, at last!

* 3023 (Darwin) : ANZAC HQ (Agreement) Activates.
Logistics 3 + (ANZAC) 1 = 4 activations:
* 2917 (Menado) : SEAC Air Activates.
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands) : CV Indomitable Activates.
* 3023 (Darwin) : BB Warspite Activates.

Movement:
* 2917 (Menado): SEAC Air moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3119 (Sarong): SEAC Air joins Battle A
* 3820 (Admiralty Islands): CV Indomitable moves to 3419
* 3023 (Darwin): BB Warspite moves to 3118 (Waigeo)
* 3118 (Waigeo): BB Warspite moves to 3319 (Biak)

* 3419: CV Indomitable joins Battle A
* Stephen R Welch (Allies) creates Battle Hex (A) in 3220 (Biak)

Back to you for Intelligence Condition roll, then Battle A A/N resolution
185 2/19/2023 12:08:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Forgot:

JP PBM:
* 2220 (Soerabaja): 22 AF moves to 2620 (Makassar)
184 2/19/2023 9:35:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Okay. Battle A: Tarakan:

A/N: Only the Allies have air/navel, the [CL Dutch], but can't eliminate the Japanese last ground step, so will have no effect.

Ground: Only the JP have ground troops, so Tarakan will fall, no battle necessary. JP takes control of Tarakan.

[CL Dutch] needs to make an emergency naval move (place in friendly port with 10 hexes of Tarakan, 8.22).

And after that, you're up again. Logfile saved.

Next 100 entries

Copyright 2005 Warhorse Simulations