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Entry # Time Turn Player Card Number Ops Type Entry
732 6/29/2020 5:11:00 PM May-Aug 1945 Allies 42 2 Operations #42: 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:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 2+2=4 units
1. 11th AB division Taihoku AA vs 2315. 1/12 ASP
2. 5th AF Tarakan, attack Miri. [A]
3. 13th LRB Balikpapan, attack Miri, [A]
4. 14th AF Davao to Tarakan, attack Miri [A]
713 6/29/2020 9:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese 29 3 #29: 3 / Combined Fleet: Battle of Santa Cruz
OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
712 6/29/2020 9:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies 65 3 card as Event #65: 3 / MacArthur "moral obligation": US Invades Philippines
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Conditions: This card may only be played as an event if at least one battle hex is declared in a Philippine hex. 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. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
"I have returned"

Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 8+2=10 units
1. 6th Marine Division 2911 to Manila. [A]
2. XXIV corps Ulithi AA vs Manila. 8/11 ASP. [A]
3. 3rd MAW 2911, [A]
4-5. BB Missouri and [CV Franklin] Biak to Manila. [A]
6-7. 3rd Marine division and XI corps 2516 to Tarakan. [B]
8. 5th AF Bandjermasin to Balikpapan, [B]
9. CV Shangri-La Ulithi to Tarakan, [B]
10. I corps Davao AA vs 2315. 10/11 ASP.
708 6/28/2020 9:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies 14 2 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:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 2+2=4 units
1. 2nd Marine division Marcus AA vs Pusan. 5/11 ASP.
2. 11th AB division Ulithi AA vs Taihoku. 6/11 ASP.
3. 13th AF Balikpapan to 2911, attack Clark Field. [A]
4. [CV Bunker Hill] Ulithi to Clark Field. [A]
707 6/28/2020 9:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies 67 3 Event #67: 3 / Curtis LeMay: Firebombing of Japan
Randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand if a B29 Long Range Bomber air unit is on a hex (not Air Units in China Box) within range of Tokyo. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
B-29s Bomb the last card from the Japanese hand.
706 6/28/2020 4:35:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese 76 2 Operations #76: 2 / Operation Tsurugi: Japan Attacks a B29 Base with Giretsu Airborne unit
Activation: Any HQ Logistics Value: 1 Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but only one brigade size ground unit may be activated. Bonus: If the Allied player has a B29 LRB unit within 8 hexes of Tokyo (3706) or in the China Air units box, the Japanese player rolls a die. On a die roll of: 0-4: Lose one B29 Air step* 5-9: No Effect *Japanese choice Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
Another card one turn late, last turn this would have been useful to try to knock out your damaged B-29.

CF HQ activates 5:

2nd Army from Manila to 2912
Korean Army from Tokyo to Manila
[8 AD] from 2812 to Jolo
[32nd Army] from Osaka to Miri
[38th Army] from Nagoya to Tarakan

PBM:
[8 AD]from Jolo to 2812
701 6/27/2020 9:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies 30 2 Operations #30: 2 / Operation Sandcrab-Cottage: Recapture of Attu and Kiska
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: If there is at least one Japanese occupied Aleutian Island hex(hexes 4600 to 5100 inclusive) this event MUST be played as an event to declare a minimum of one battle hex against a Japanese occupied Aleutian Island hex OR this card must be discarded. If there is no Japanese occupied Aleutian Island hex this event may be played as an OC. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 2+2=4 units
1. 5th Marine division Palembang to Bangka
2. 3rd Marine division Balikpapan to 2516
3. XI corps Kendari AA vs 2516. 4/11 ASP
4. 3rd MAW 2911 attacks Clark Field. [A]
693 6/25/2020 3:51:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies 78 1 Operations #78: 1 / Submarine Attack: British X Craft Attack Singapore
Play during an offensive before the beginning of the combat phase, or at the conclusion of the Offensive if no battle hexes are declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-7: Japanese lose one naval step (Allies chooses, can eliminated a unit). 8-9: No Effect. The target naval unit must be inactive and in a non-Japanese Islands port hex. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate S PAC HQ: Logistics 1+3=4 units
1. 3rd MAW 2911 attacks Clark Field. [A]
2. 14th AF Davao to 2911, [A]
3-4. CV Essex and [CV Enterprise] Saipan to 3310, attack Okinawa. [B]
692 6/25/2020 3:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese 78 1 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:
Few more planes left. Tainan Wing to Okinawa
682 6/25/2020 2:44:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies 36 3 Event #36: 3 / Operation Cherry Blossom: Bougainville Landing
Activate: Any HQ. Logistics Value: 5 Arleigh Burke: US CA naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate CPAC HQ: Logistics 5+3=8 units
1-2. CV Essex and [CV Enterprise} Saipan to 3708, attack Tokyo. [A]
3-4. CV Shangri-La and [CV Bunker Hill] Ulithi to 3509, attack Osaka. [B]
5. BB N. Carolina Ulithi to Kure. [C]
6. [CVL Cowpens] Ulithi to 33408, [C]
7-8. CV St. Lo and CV B.H. Richard Biak to 3211, attack Okinawa. [D]
681 6/25/2020 12:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese 52 3 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:
South HQ activates 3:
39th Army from 2615 to Kure
[6 AD] from Jolo to Tainan
[15th Army] from Kure to Tainan

PBM:
[6 AD] to 2812
680 6/24/2020 5:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies 77 2 Operations #77: 2 / Mao Tse Tung: Communits Offensive
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. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 2+2=4 units.
1. 5th Marine Division Singapore AA vs Palembang. 1/11 ASP.
2. 6th Marine Division Saipan AA vs 2911. 2/11 ASP.
3. 3rd MAW Morotai to Davao.
4. 2nd MAW Bougainville to Hollandia

PBM -
3rd MAW Davao to 2911
2nd MAW Hollandia to Morotai
676 6/24/2020 2:59:00 PM Jan-Apr 1945 Allies 24 2 Event #24: 2 / Skip Bombing Attack: Battle of the Bismark Sea
The Japanese permanently lose one Amphibious Shipping Point unless it is their last ASP. Bonus: Prior to battle, if an active Japanese CA, CL or APD naval unit moved within the extended range of a U.S. non-LRB air unit it loses one step. If more than one naval unit qualifies, Japanese player's choice. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
I would like to play this response card, even though it has no effect, just to get it out of my hand and draw a replacement. I believe that is legal, but welcome your thoughts on that. I will not draw a replacement card until I hear from you.
673 6/24/2020 2:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1945 Japanese 3 2 card as Event #3: 2 / Col. Tsuji, Unit 82: Jungle Warfare
Activate: Any HQ Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Surprise Attack Conditions: Only Japanese ground units may be activated. Bonus: In any ground combat that occurs in a Malaya, Jungle or Mixed terrain hex for the duration of this operation, the final die roll modifier for the Japanese in any ground battles is +4.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Starting off with a banzai-attack

CF HQ activates 1:
39th Army from Tarakan to 2615, battle A
662 6/23/2020 2:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese 85 2 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:
Nothing that can activated with this, so event is pretty useless.

CF HQ activates 3:
[ED Army] from Tokyo to 3606
[38th Army] from Seoul to Nagoya
[6 AD] from Seoul to Tainan; PBM to Jolo

So, if you could return [6 AD] to Jolo and [7 AD] to Okinawa before your R&R.
660 6/23/2020 2:17:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese 5 2 Event #5: 2 / Japanese Aircraft Production Efficiency: War Crime
2 Air Replacements: The Japanese receive 2 air replacement steps. These steps may be used immediately or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
This time drew something useful from the subs.

Return [6 AD] to Seoul and [7 AD] to Okinawa.
653 6/22/2020 5:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese 36 1 Event #36: 1 / Submarine Attack
Play during an offensive before the beginning of the combat phase 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: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 5-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Succeeds. Also, some Japanese subs have still survived.
651 6/22/2020 4:36:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies 60 3 Operations #60: 3 / 20th Bomber Command: B29 Raids from China
Randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand if a B29 air unit is located in the China air unit box. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate SEAC HQ: Logistics 3+1=4 units
1. CV Victorious Bangkok to 3208, attack Kure. [A]
2. [77th brigade] Calcutta AA vs Kuantan. 10/10 ASP
3. [33rd corps] Rangoon to Imphal.
--India Status reset to Stable
4. BB Duke of York Rangoon SR to Kendari
647 6/22/2020 3:31:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies 12 2 Operations #12: 2 / Commander Rochefort: HYPO Success - JN25 Code break
Intelligence: Ambush. Bonus: During all battles of this Offensive, the Allied player achieves a critical hit result on all modified air-naval combat die rolls of 9 or greater. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate SEAC HQ: Logistics 2+1=3 units
1. [33rd corps] Calcutta to Rangoon
2. 1st Aus corps Medan AA vs Bangkok. 8/10 ASP
3. CV Victorious Rangoon to Singapore.

PBM CV Victorious to Bangkok.
644 6/22/2020 2:55:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese 74 1 card as Event #74: 1 / Tokyo Rose: Mrs. Iva Ikuko D'Aquino
Reduce US Political Will by one. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
It was really too bad that I didn't draw the Worker Strikes last turn as that together with this would've been pushing PW to 0.

Can't think of anything to do with the OC, so might as well play this as event now.
640 6/22/2020 2:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese 66 2 Event #66: 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:
Fails, but kamikazes are not surprised. 10 AD and Hancock eliminated.
638 6/22/2020 10:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies 5 2 Operations #5: 2 / Operation Matador: Pre-emptive Malaya Offensive
Activate: Any Allied HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Intercept Conditions: No ASPs may be used. Bonus: Alert Defenses, add 2 to Allied air unit defense strengths.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate S PAC HQ: Logistics 2+3=5 units
1. XIV corps Vogelkop AA vs 2615. 6/10 ASP
2. 14th AF Rabaul to Biak
3. 1st Marine Division Guam AA vs Davao. 7/10 ASP
4. CV Hancock Ulithi to 3010, attack Okinawa. [A]
5. [CVL Cowpens] Ulithi to 3310, [A]
630 6/21/2020 8:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies 69 3 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:
Let's see what else ya got!

Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 8+2=10 units
1. CVE C. Bay Balikpapan to Medan, attack Kuantan. [A]
--- Momentarily blocks Sea lanes to Dacca.
2. [CA Northampton] Kendari to Kuantan. [A]
3. BB Missouri Biak to Singapore. [B]
4. CV Hancock Biak to 2215, [B]
5. 5th Marine division Kendari AA vs Singapore. [B] 3/10 ASP.
6-7. BB N. Carolina escorts [Marine SF x] Ulithi to Saigon. [C] 4/10 ASP
8. CV Shangri-La Ulithi to 2414, [C]
9. BB New York Saipan to Samar/Leyte. [D]
10. BB Essex Saipan to 3012, [D]
621 6/21/2020 4:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese 81 2 Event #81: 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:
3 AD from 2911 conduct Kamikaze attacks at battle B: Bataan flipped and Intrepid sunk.
618 6/21/2020 3:50:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies 53 3 Event #53: 3 / Operation Forager II: Invasion of Saipan and Tinian
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate CPAC HQ: Logistics 6+3=9 units
1. BB Missouri Biak to Manila. [A]
2. CV Hancock Biak to 2614. [A]
3-4. CVL Bataan and [CV Intrepid] Ulithi to 3214, attack Samar/Leyte. [B]
5. BB N. Carolina Ulithi to 2911. [C]
6. [CV Enterprise] Saipan to 3010. [C]
7. BB New York Saipan to Ominato. [D]
8-9. CV Shangri-La and [CV Bunker Hill] Ulithi to 3707. [D]
615 6/20/2020 12:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese 82 3 Operations #82: 3 / Indian Worker's Strike
Move the India Status marker one box toward India Revolts, if already in India Revolts box there is no additional effect. Bonus: The Allies lose 1 ground replacement step next game turn and any other ground replacement steps available during the next game turn can only be used for non-Commonwealth ground units.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
This would have been good last turn...

South HQ activates 5 (Burma):
[8 AD] to from Singapore to Kuantan
[38th Army] from Seoul to Akyab
[51 AF] from Akyab to Dacca
[27th Army] from Teleokbetoeng to Bangka
[39th Army] from Teleokbetoeng to Palembang
608 6/19/2020 10:03:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies 76 2 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:
Activate SEAC HQ: Logistics 5+1=6 units
1. 1st Aus corps Rangoon AA vs Medan. 2/10 ASP
2. SEAC AF Rangoon, attack Akyab. [A]
3. CV Victorious Calcutta, attack Akyab. [A]
4. BB Duke of York Calcutta to Colombo. [B]
5. [CV Indomitable] Calcutta to 1508, [B]
6. [SEAC LRB] Madras, [B]
587 6/19/2020 4:26:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese 24 1 Event #24: 1 / Submarine Attack
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: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 5-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Sadly no intelligence, but just a sub attack.
586 6/18/2020 8:42:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies 13 3 Event #13: 3 / Operation Watchtower: Guadalcanal Invasion
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Intelligence: Surprise Attack Conditions: A maximum of one ground unit may be activated for this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Not going to save a card this turn. Too much yet to do.

Activate ANZAC HQ: Logistics 5+1=6 units
Surprise Attack - But my guess is that you have an JN25 or other reaction card. Either that or the Gandhi card to put India into revolt anyway.

1. [CVL Hermes] Soerabaja to 1807, attack Akyab. [A]
2-3. [CV Indomitable] escorts 1 Aus corps Soerabaja AA vs Rangoon.
--- Blocks Sea connections to Dacca and Rangoon, 51st AF is OOS.
4. BB Missouri Biak to Osaka. [B]
5-6. CV Hancock and [CV Franklin] Biak to 3409. [B]
580 6/18/2020 4:05:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese 51 3 o deck #51: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory
OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
And I see I hit the totally wrong button there...
577 6/18/2020 3:59:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese 48 3 Event #48: 3 / General Adachi: New Guinea Offensive
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated. Bonus: Neither the HQ nor the units being activated need to be in supply in order to be activated, but must be within HQ activation range.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
That was also something I would have rather not seen.

Anyway, a bit of reorganization is in order:

South HQ activates 7 (Burma):

2nd Army from Dacca to Manila
[14th Army] from Manila to Miri
[19th Army] from Saigon to Tarakan
[38th Army] from Leyte to Seoul
1 SN from Seoul to Leyte
[8 AD] from Tarakan to Singapore
[31st Army] from Kure to Ominato
12 AD from Tainan to Ominato

37th Army from Okinawa to Manila
[14th Army] from Manila to Seoul
1 SN from Seoul to Leyte
[38th Army] from Leyte to Miri
[ED Army] from Tokyo to Tarakan
576 6/18/2020 3:35:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies 79 3 Event #79: 3 / Soviets Invade Manchuria
Manchuria: If Tojo has resigned, then this card MUST be played as an event, otherwise it can only be played as an OC. If played as the event the Japanese permanently lose two Resource Hexes (3302 and 3303). Place a Soviet Flag in each hex to denote Allied control that counts for Progress of the War. Bonus: If China has not surrendered, move the China marker two boxes toward or into the Stable Front box.. RESHUFFLE: If played as an OC or discarded, place this card back in the deck and reshuffle the deck at the end of the game turn. If played as the event, permanently remove this card from the deck and do NOT reshuffle. This card may not be played as a Future Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 0

NOTE: Deck will be reshuffled before next deal.Message from Allies:
Must play event
575 6/18/2020 3:30:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese 37 3 Operations #37: 3 / 1st Convoy Escort Fleet: Escort Organization
Activation: Combined Fleet HQ only Logistic Value: 2 Bonus: The Japanese player places the Escort marker on the game turn track on its +2 side or flips the escort marker to its +4 side if the marker is already in play on its +2 side. See Submarine Warfare for effects of this die roll modifier. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
South Seas HQ again to turn track
569 6/18/2020 1:55:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies 33 2 Event #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:
Another attempt by the allies to find agreement between the army and navy. What to do with a hand full of offensives that are limited to air and ground units!

Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 3+2=5 units
1. 3rd Marine division 2418 to Balikpapan
2. 5th AF Bandjermasin to Balikpapan, attack Tarakan. [A]
3. 13th AF Sarong to Balikpapan, [A]
4-5. 13th LRB and 14th LRB Hollandia to Sarong, [A]
565 6/18/2020 11:07:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese 35 3 Event #35: 3 / Operation KE: Guadalcanal Evacuation
Choose a Japanese occupied coastal hex. Up to 3 Japanese ground units in the chose hex and all adjacent hexes (that do not have to be coastal hexes) may conduct strategic naval movement (with no amphibious shipping points required) from these hexes to any single friendly port hex. No battles may be initiated. The move is unaffected by Allied air ZOI, however all other conditions for a strategic naval move apply.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Evacuate Eniwetok: [31st Army] to Kure
564 6/18/2020 11:02:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies 48 2 Operations #48: 2 / New China Army: Stilwell Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if SEAC HQ, for all others: 3 Conditions: Only ground and air units may be activated. Bonus: The Allies receive one Chinese ground replacement step for a reduced Chinese unit. This replacement step cannot be saved and is lost if not used immediately. Additionally, all Chinese army units in range of the activating HQ may be activated for no additional activation cost.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate ANZAC HQ: Logistics 2+1=3 units.
1-2. [CV Indomitable] and [CVL Hermes] Darwin to Soerabaja.
3. 3rd Marine division Bandjermasin to 2418.
558 6/18/2020 10:18:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies 59 1 Operations #59: 1 / Ultra Information: Japanese Burma Operation is penetrated
Intelligence: Intercept. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate ANZAC HQ: Logistics 1+1=2 units
1. 1st AUS corps Kendari AA vs Soerabaja. [A] 3/9 ASP.
2. AUS AF Bandjermasin, supports [A]
552 6/17/2020 5:54:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies 50 2 Event #50: 2 / Tornado Taskforce: Hollandia Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3 Bonus, MacArthur's Navy: Applies only if SW PAC HQ is the activating HQ and 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: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 4+2=6 units
1. [CA Northampton] Biak to Vogelkop. [A]
...non-carrier naval unit per event.
2. XIV corps Sarong to Vogelkop. [A]
3. 13th AF Sarong, [A]
4. 5th AF Morotai to Sarong, [A]
5. XI corps Port Moresby to Kendari
6. XXIV corps Guadalcanal to Ulithi
551 6/17/2020 3:55:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese 31 3 Event #31: 3 / New Operation Plan: Island Fortifications
The Japanese player gains a +1 ground combat die roll modification for the remainder of the game in any battle that occurs on a one hex island. Place the Japanese +1 Defensive Doctrine marker on the game turn track as a remainder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
This might still have some effect at some point, so might as well play it.
550 6/17/2020 3:40:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies 70 2 card as Operations #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:
Into every life a little rain must fall.

Maybe I should have pulled SEAC HQ from the board and placed him somewhere I could use this event, but there was no advanced port where it would do me much good. So we play for OPS.

Activate ANZAC HQ: Logistics 2+1=3 units
1. 3rd Marine division Biak AA vs Bandjermasin. 1/10 ASP
2. 1st MAW Wewak to Sarong.
3. Aus AF Buna to Sarong.

PBM
1st MAW to Kendari
Aus AF to Bandjermasin
548 6/17/2020 9:27:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese 7 2 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:
Abd then the ISR.
547 6/17/2020 9:27:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese 19 2 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:
JN25 in hand is still a great psychological boost for Japanese. And speaking of the weather, I think I better cancel this. Was planning to hold this longer, but since you will be out of ISR for this card, it is time for it.
546 6/17/2020 9:19:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies 32 3 Event #32: 3 / Operation Reno II: Invasion of Rabaul
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 7 if US SW HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 7+2=9 units
1. BB Missouri Biak to Balikpapan. [A]
2. 14th AF LRB Hollandia to Sarong, [A]
3. 5th AF Morotai, attack Samar/Leyte. [B]
4. CV Hancock Biak to 3215, [B]
5. BB N. Carolina Ulithi to Aparri. [C]
6. 13AF LRB Hollandia to Morotai, support [C]
7. BB New Jersey to Osaka. [D]
8. [CV Enterprise] Saipan to 3509, support [D]
9. CVL Bataan Ulithi to 3110, attack Tainan. [E]
541 6/17/2020 7:00:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese 7 2 o hand #7: 2 / US Joint Staff Debate: US Inter-Service Rivalry

Message from Japanese:
And take this back. Over to you to start, then.
540 6/17/2020 7:00:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese 69 1 o deck #69: 1 / JN25 Code Change
OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
I probably could've used this at some point...
536 6/17/2020 3:52:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese 7 2 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:
I'll sacrifice a bit of card count to keep you from starting off big this turn. Using the FO card to go first.
526 6/16/2020 8:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies 39 2 Event #39: 2 / Sextant Conference: Burma Road
This event ends a US inter-service rivalry. Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. Bonus: In addition the Allied player immediately receives 3 Chinese ground and 1 Allied air replacement steps that must be used immediately (cannot be saved) on in supply units. Allied air units can be in the air units in China box. In addition, the Allies may immediately construct the Jarhat Trans Route for no cost. If Jarhat already constructed then either Ledo or Imphal may be constructed. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
And have the army and navy unite for the final offensive. It likely won't last long, but the allies will have the first action of the next turn to take advantage of it.

Allies are unable to use any of the bonus effects.
523 6/16/2020 5:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese 43 1 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:
I did not really like my sub draw this turn. Tojo finally resigns after threatening it several times.
522 6/16/2020 5:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies 47 2 Operations #47: 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:
Actiate ANZAC HQ: Logistics 2+1=3 units
1. 3NZ division Darwin AA vs Morotai. 3/8 ASP
2. 1 Aus corps Darwin AA vs Kendari. 5/8 ASP.
3. 5th AF Cape York to Hollandia, PBM to Menado.
510 6/16/2020 3:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese 45 3 card as Event #45: 3 / Operation Sho-Go
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if Combined Fleet HQ, otherwise: 4. Intelligence: Intercept. Bonus: If a Kamikaze attack reaction card is played in conjunction with this card, increase the effect of the Kamikaze reaction card by one additional Allied naval step loss in one battle. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Wrong button there...
508 6/15/2020 7:01:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies 37 3 Event #37: 3 / Operation Galvanic: Gilbert Islands Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Conditions: Only one ground unit (any size) may be activated during this Offensive. Banzai Charge: For the duration of this Offensive if ground combat occurs in a one hex island, the Allies add 2 to their ground combat die roll.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate S. PAC HQ: Logistics 6+3=9 navy units
1. 1st Marine division Eniwetok AA vs Guam. 2/8 ASP.
2. CV Essex Saipan to 3708, attack Tokyo. [A]
3. BB New Jersey Ulithi to Okinawa. [B]
4. [CV Enterprise] Biak to 3310, [B]
5. CVL Cowpens Ulithi to 2911, attack Tainan. [C]
6. BB N. Carolina Biak to Samar/Leyte. [D]
7. CV Bataan Ulithi to 3214, [D]
8. CA Northampton Saipan to Tarakan. [E]
9. CV Franklin Saipan to 2816, [E]
507 6/15/2020 5:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese 38 3 Operations #38: 3 / Grand Escort Command: Improved Escort Organization
Activation: Combined Fleet HQ only Logistic Value: 2 Bonus: The Japanese player places the Escort marker on the game turn track on its +2 side or flips the escort marker to its +4 side if the marker is already in play on its +2 side. See Submarine Warfare for effects of this die roll modifier. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
South HQ activates 1:
8 AD from Kendari to Tarakan
493 6/15/2020 4:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies 55 3 Event #55: 3 / Operation Forager: Marianas Is. Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot: Japanese aircraft carrier naval units have their attack strength reduced by 2 for the duration of this Offensive. In addition, at the conclusion of the Offensive, one active Japanese air unit or an air unit in a battle hex (Allied Player's choice) loses one step, which may eliminate the air unit.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate C. PAC HQ: Logistics 6+3=9 navy units
1. CVL Cowpens Rabaul to Amboina, attack Kendari [A]
2. CV Enterprise Biak to Jolo, attack Tarakan [B]
3. BB N. Carolina Rabaul to Davao [C]
4. CVL Bataan Biak to Morotai [C]
5. BB New Jersey Biak to Samar/Leyte [D]
6. CV Franklin Saipan to 3213 [D]
7. BB Washigton Saipan to Okinawa [E]
8. CV Essex Saipan to Rasa [E]
9. CV Bunker Hill Saipan to Manila [F]
492 6/15/2020 3:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese 40 3 Operations #40: 3 / Operation U-Go: Burma Offensive
Acivation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only Air and Ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
South Seas HQ activates 1:
[38th Army] from Maledives to Davao
487 6/15/2020 1:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies 82 2 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:
Activate S. PAC HQ: Logistics 2+3=5 navy units
1. 1st Marine division Eniwetok AA vs Ulithi. 1/8 ASP
2. BB Washington Saipan to Iwo Jima. [A]
3-4. CV Essex & CV Franklin Saipan to 3711, [A]
5. CV Bunker Hill Eniwetok to 3711, [A]
486 6/15/2020 12:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese 26 2 Operations #26: 2 / Chiang Kai-shek: Anti Communist Offensive
Move the China marker one box to the left toward Government Collaped box. If moved into the Government Collapsed box China surrenders immediately. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Bit of shuffling, CF HQ activates 3:
[BB Kongo] from Palau to Seoul
1 SN from Ulithi to Seoul
[29th Army] from Leyte to Palau
480 6/15/2020 12:03:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese 27 1 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:
Surprise, 23 AF eliminated. However, subs stalk the carriers.
478 6/15/2020 10:58:00 AM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies 3 1 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:
Activate S. PAC HQ: Logistics 1+3=4 navy units
1. BB Washigton Saipan to Ulithi. [A]
2-4. CV Essex, CV Franklin & CV Intrepid Saipan to Guam. [A]
475 6/14/2020 7:29:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies 66 2 card as Event #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:
Let's get this administrative move out of the way.
Excellent news from Europe, especially in 1944
474 6/14/2020 4:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese 7 2 o hand #7: 2 / US Joint Staff Debate: US Inter-Service Rivalry

Message from Japanese:
This seems the most impactful card at this point.
473 6/14/2020 4:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese 53 3 #53: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory
OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
For Central Agreement bonus.
472 6/14/2020 4:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Japanese 67 2 card as Event #67: 2 / Japanese Army/Navy: Central Agreement
This event ends a Japanese inter-service rivalry. Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. Bonus: If this card is played as an event, the Japanese have the option to discard a card of their choice and re-place it with any card from the discard pile (not those removed from play).

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
You are correct on my FO card.
470 6/14/2020 12:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1944 Allies 2 1 Event #2: 1 / Imperial HQ Debate: Japanese Inter-Service rivalry
Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivarly is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Let's get this played right away, as I am not home at the moment so I want to do something simple. I suspect your FO card is an ISR ender so this will allow you to play that and return something useful to your hand. Mostly I just want the extra card!

No file from me for this.
455 6/13/2020 5:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese 44 3 Operations #44: 3 / Tokyo Express: Bougainville Reinforcements
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Bonus: The Japanese temporarily gain 2 ASPs that can be used for the duration of this Offensive. Place the Tokyo Express marker in any Japanese controlled hex. See Emergency Supply Routes for the use of this marker.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Last card to withdraw South Seas HQ to turn track.
451 6/13/2020 3:36:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies 9 3 Operations #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:
That was cruel! I spent the last half of the turn setting up for an AA against Tokyo, and now the Japanese decide to send an army to garrison it. Perhaps your action has saved me from a foolhardy undertaking.

So, after looking around for quite some time for something else to do with this card I have decided on this.

Activate S PAC HQ: Logistics 3+3=6 navy units.
1. 211 AF Wake - Wotje-Namu-Ponape
2. 3rd Marine division Saipan AA vs Biak. 5/7 ASP.
3-4. BB Washington escorts 1st Marine division to Kwajalein. [A]
5. CV Bunker Hill Wewak to 4516. [A]
6. CV Enterprise Saipan to 4514. [A]
450 6/13/2020 11:30:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese 9 3 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:
Can't think of much to do, so this'll be almost a pass:

South HQ activates 1:
Korean Army from Rangoon to Tokyo
446 6/13/2020 9:20:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies 34 2 Operations #34: 2 / Operation Culverin: Invasion of Sumatra
Activate: Any Joint or Commonwealth HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Contions: Only Commonwealth units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 2+2=4 navy units
1-2. CV Bunker Hill and CVE Sangamon Darwin to 3317, attack Biak. [A]
3. 1st MAW Hollandia, attack Biak. [A]
4. [Marine SF brigade] Bougainville AA vs Ponape. 4/7 ASP
436 6/12/2020 3:08:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese 10 3 Event #10: 3 / 2nd Operational Phase: Solomon Island Expansion
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: May only be played as an event if the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker is on its Strategic Agreement side.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
CF HQ activates 9:
[CA Aoba] from Ulithi to Rabaul, battle A
[28 AF] from Palau to Koepang, attacks Darwin, battle B
BB Kongo from Davao to Saipan, battle C
2 AD from Tarakan to Guam, battle C
[BB Yamato] from Manila to Saipan, battle C
[CV Shokaku] from Manila to 3513, battle C
BB Nagato from Okinawa to Saipan, battle C
23 AF from Pusan to Guam, battle C
CA Takao from Tainan to Marcus, battle D
431 6/11/2020 4:38:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies 38 2 Event #38: 2 / Operation Tarzan: Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: The Allied player may only activate ground and air units, of which one must be a Chinese Army unit IF there is one on the map and in HQ range. If no such unit is available, this requirement is ignored.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate ANZAC HQ: Logistics 4+1=5 units
1. [PM brigade] Port Moresby AA vs Gili-Gili
2. 13th AF Sarong attacks Biak. [A]
3. 14th Hollandia support [A]
4. 5th AF Cape York to Hollandia, supports [A]
5. Aus AF Buna to Hollandia, supports [A]
430 6/11/2020 1:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese 16 3 Operations #16: 3 / Operation RI: New Guinea Offensive
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
South HQ activates 4:
2nd Army from Manadalay to Dacca
Korean Army from Mandalay to Myitkyina, then to Rangoon
37th Army from Bangkok to Okinawa
CA Takao from Singapore to Tainan
429 6/11/2020 12:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies 18 1 Event #18: 1 / Edwin Booz: Defense Consultant
Allied player immediately receives 1 permanent amphibious shipping point. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Let's build some additional assault ships.
428 6/11/2020 11:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese 39 2 Event #39: 2 / Subhas Chandra Bose: Pro-Japanese Indian Army
2 Ground Replacements: The Japanese gain two ground replacement steps that must be used immediately. The recipent ground unit must be within 3 hexes of Rangoon (2008) to receive the replacement. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Bose joins in on the action a bit late.

2nd Army in Mandalay and 37th Army in Bangkok to full.
421 6/10/2020 5:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese 58 3 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 activates 5:
[2nd Army] and Korean Army from Kohima/Imphal to Mandalay, battle A
23 AF drops paratroopers at Jarhat, moves from Akyab to Yungning, joins battle A
[51 AF] from Sasebo to Yungning, joins battle A
[37th Army] from Biak to Bangkok
416 6/10/2020 5:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese 17 2 Event #17: 2 / Japanese Counterattack at Savo Island
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Intercept. Conditions: Either air or naval units may be activated, but not both. Japanese Night Fighting Advantage: Japanese CA, CL and APD naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for all battles fought during the current Offensive. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Japanese counterattack at night.

CF HQ activates 6:
BB Nagato from Okinawa to Tainan
[BB Yamato] from Manila to Tainan
[CV Shokaku] from Manila to 2811
[CV Junyo] from Davao to 2811
BB Kongo from Davao to Tainan
[CA Aoba] from Ulithi to Tainan
415 6/10/2020 4:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies 46 2 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:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 1+2=3 units.
Surprise attack!
1. BB Mass Saipan to Tainan. [A]
2-3. CV Wasp and CV Lexington Saipan to 3110. [A]
411 6/10/2020 1:03:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies 61 1 Event #61: 1 / Submarine Attack: Darter-Dace
Play during an Offensive prior to combat against any active Japanese naval units or against any active Japanese naval unit if no battle hexes are declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-4: Japanese lose one naval step* 5-7: Japanese lose two naval steps* (can eliminate a unit) 8-9: No Effect. *Japanese chooses Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
US Submarines stalk your BBs.
410 6/10/2020 10:41:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese 8 3 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:
South HQ activates 5 (Burma):
[2nd Army] and Korean Army from Dacca to Kohima/Imphal via Dimasur
BB Yamato from Miri to Manila
BB Nagato from Sinagpore to Okinawa
9 AD from Bandjermasin to Biak
408 6/10/2020 10:00:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies 41 2 card as Event #41: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Allied Victory
Increase the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 1 1943: 1 1944: 2 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Just enough time for a quick card play.
A minor victory in Europe.
406 6/10/2020 9:09:00 AM Sep-Dec 1943 Japanese 7 2 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:
Let's see if we can slow Allies a bit. US under ISR, no move file.
396 6/9/2020 5:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1943 Allies 74 3 Event #74: 3 / Operation Iceberg: Okinawa Invasion
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:
Activate CPAC HQ: Logistics 8+3=11 units
1. 2nd marine division Attu AA vs Marcus. 1/6 ASP.
-- Satisfy the event requirement
2. [XIV corps] Rabaul AA vs Sarong. 2/6 ASP.
3. BB Mass Guadalcanal to Ponape. [A]
4. CV Lexington Rabaul to 4116. [A]
5. BB Washington Rabaul to Truk. [B]
6. CV Enterprise Rabaul to 3817. [B]
7. 13th AF Lae to Kavieng, [B]
8. BB N. Carolina Saipan to Palau Is. [C]
9-10. CV Wasp and CV Essex Saipan to 3414. [C]
11. CVL Cowpens Saipan to 3418. [C]
379 6/4/2020 4:18:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese 23 2 Event #23: 2 / Operation RE: Attack on Milne Bay
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Elite Units: The Japanese player gains a +1 ground combat die modifier if any brigade size ground units are involved in a ground combat during this Offensive.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
South HQ activates 5 (Burma):

Korean Army from Akyab to Dacca, battle A
23 AF at Akyab, joins battle A
CA Takao and BB Nagato from Singapore to Dacca, battle A
4 AD from Singora to Tainan
378 6/4/2020 4:06:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies 49 1 #49: 1 / Roosevelt Threatens Chungking: Chinese Army Offensive
OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Finally, remove Admiral Halsey to the turn track. I will find a better location for him next turn.
375 6/4/2020 2:39:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese 6 2 Operations #6: 2 / China Operation: Doolittle Raid Reprisal
May only be played as an event after the allies have played the Doolittle Raid card as an event; Allied card #6 Move the China marker one box to the left toward Government Collapse box. If moved into the Government Collapse box China surrenders immediately. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Probably high time to get a bit of fleet back to Western Pacific.

First BB Hiei does ENM to Palau.

South HQ activates 4 (Burma):
[27 AF] from Sarong to Ulithi
[CV Shokaku] from Tjilatjap to Manila
BB Kongo from Rangoon to Davao
[38th Army] from Colombo to Maldives, 3/4 ASPs used
362 6/4/2020 1:31:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies 71 2 Event #71: 2 / Victor Plans: MacArthur Liberates The Philippines
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
One key to any CDG is to "Do what the Cards tell you to do!"
Might as well make progress in the Central Pacific with the IJN off in the Indian Ocean.

Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 6+2=8 units
1. CV Wasp Wewak to 3714, attack Ulithi. [A]
2. BB Washington Rabaul to Ulithi. [A]
3-4. BB N. Carolina escorts I corps Wewak to Saipan. 2-3/5 ASP [B]
5-6. CVL San Jacinto escorts 1st Marine division Rabaul to Saipan. 4/5 ASP [B]
7. CV Lexington Rabaul to 3516, supports [A]
8. CV Enterprise Rabaul to 4115, attack Truk. [C]
356 6/4/2020 2:25:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese 59 3 Event #59: 3 / Central Force: Conquest of Borneo
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 activates 7 (Burma):

CV Soryu from Tjilatjap to 1507, attacks Colombo, battle A
BB Kongo and 38th Army from Rangoon to Colombo, battle A
Korean Army from Rangoon to Akyab, battle B
CV Shokaku from Singapore to Akyab, battle B
BB Yamato from Singapore to Dacca, battle C
23 AF at Rangoon, drops paratroops at Ledo, joins battle C
345 6/3/2020 4:15:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies 40 3 Event #40: 3 / Operation Dexterity: New Britain Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if US SW HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 5+2=7 units
1. BB Washington Bougainville to Palau Is. [A]
2. 13AF LRB Hollandia, supports [A]
3. BB N. Carolina Rabaul to Saipan. [B]
4-5. CV Wasp and CV Enterprise Bougainville to 3815, support [B]
6. BB Mass Rabaul to Truk. [C]
7. CV Lexington Bougainville to Ifalik, supports [C]
341 6/3/2020 1:49:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese 46 3 card as Operations #46: 3 / Operation A-Go: Battle of the Philippine Sea
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if Combined Fleet HQ, otherwise: 4. Intelligence: Intercept. Tactical Wire Intercepts: Allied carrier units have their defense values increased by two for the duration of the Offensive. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
South HQ activates 5 (Burma):
CV Soryu from Rangoon to 1607, attacks Colombo, battle A
23 AF from Davao to Rangoon
CA Takao and BB Nagato from Singapore to Colombo, battle A
38th Army from Manila to Rangoon

SEAC HQ is OOS before any of my unit enters ZoI, so no recon bonus for intelligence roll
334 6/3/2020 8:26:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies 20 1 Event #20: 1 / Halsey Replaces Ghormley: Offensive Spirit
Activation: Halsey South HQ only. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: If the Ghormley South HQ is in play, remove it and place Halsey HQ in its location. If it is not yet in play, it is removed from the game and the Halsey South HQ is brought into play and placed in any friendly in supply port. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 3

Message from Allies:
Using the Event, activate S. PAC HQ: Logistics 4+3=7 units.
Will activate 5 of the 6 units within range of the HQ.
1. 11th AF Namu attacks Kwajalein. [A]
2. BB Mass Guadalcanal to Kavieng. [B]
3-5. BB N. Carolina and CVL San Jacinto escort 1st Marine division Guadalcanal to Rabaul. CVL Jacinto supports [B].
If a battle occures for Rabaul, the CVL will be forced to switch to that battle.
329 6/2/2020 5:37:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese 28 3 Event #28: 3 / Big Tokyo Express Operation: Battle of Cape Esperance
Acitvation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only one ground unit (of any size) may be activated. Bonus: Place the Tokyo Express marker in any Japanese controlled hex. See Emergency Supply Routes for the use of this marker.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
South HQ activates 6 (Burma bonus):
CA Takao from Singapore to Trincomalee, battle A
CV Soryu from Miri to 1707, attacks Madras, battle B
BB Kongo from Rangoon to Madras, battle B
BB Nagato from Miri to Dacca, battle C
BB Yamato from Singapore to Dacca, battle C
[CVL Zuiho] from Rangoon to 1908, joins battle C
319 6/2/2020 4:57:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies 19 2 Event #19: 2 / Anakim Operation: Burma Offensive
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: Only ground and air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
We will rearrange the deck chairs and see if the IJN follows up with another attack.

Activate SEAC HQ: Logistics 3+1=4 units
1. 3rd Aus corps 2007 to Mandalay. [A]
2. [6th route army] Lashio to Mandalay. [A]
3. 14th AF Akyab, supports [A]
4. 14th AF LRB Madras, attacks Rangoon. [B]
312 6/2/2020 1:29:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese 14 3 Event #14: 3 / Operation MO: Battle of the Coral Sea
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Condtions: Only one ground unit (of any size) may be activated. Fortuitous Rain Squalls: Japanese CV (not CVL) naval units have their defense strength increased by 2 for the duration of the Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
South HQ activates 7 (Burma bonus):
CVL Zuiho from Rangoon to 1207, attacks Colombo, battle A
CV Shokaku from Singapore to 1210, joins battle A
CV Soryu from Miri to 1610, joins battle A
BB Kongo from Rangoon to Colombo, battle A
BB Hiei from Miri to Colombo, battle A
BB Yamato from Singapore to Calcutta, battle B
BB Nagato from Miri to Dacca, battle C

Note that SEAC HQ is OOS after these moves.
311 6/2/2020 11:57:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies 17 2 card as Event #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:
Put the remaining Chinese forces in supply and flip the 14th AF to full strength.
310 6/2/2020 11:32:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese 12 3 Event #12: 3 / Operation MI: Battle of Midway
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 Conditions: All battles must be fought in one hex islands. Long Range Reconnaissance of Pearl Harbor: If French Shoals (5508) is not in an Allied air ZOI or within 3 hexes of a US CA naval unit, then the Allies add +4 to any intelligence die roll due to superior Japanese information security.

OC: 5 EC: 8

Message from Japanese:
CF HQ activates 9:
BB Kongo from Cam Ranh to Rangoon
BB Yamato from Kure to Singapore
BB Nagato from Kure to Miri
CA Takao from Tainan to Singapore
[CV Shokaku] from Davao to Singapore
CV Soryu from Saipan to Miri
BB Hiei from Tokyo to Miri
50 AF from Iwo Jima to Saipan
[CA Aoba] from Eniwetok to Ulithi
300 6/1/2020 4:58:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies 56 2 Event #56: 2 / Typhoon Taskforce: New Guinea: Vogelkop Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate SEAC HQ: Logistics 3+1=4 units
1. 4th Ind corps Akyab to Mandalay. [A]
2. 3 Aus corps Akyab to 2007.
3. 14th AF Akyab attacks Rangoon. [B]
4. BB Warspite Colombo to Rangoon. [B]
287 6/1/2020 3:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese 15 3 Operations #15: 3 / Mahatma Gandhi: Independence Campaign
Move the India marker one box toward India Revolts, if already in India Revolts box no additional effect. to the unrest box. Bonus: The Allies lose 1 ground replacement step next game turn and any other ground replacement steps available during the next game turn can only be used for non-Commonwealth ground units. Remove from played if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Looks like it's time to cut losses at Burma.

South HQ activates 4 (no Burma bonus as Rangoon is not currently supply eligible):
38th Army from Rangoon to Manila
[33rd Army] from Rangoon to Davao
[Korean Army] from Mandalay to Rangoon
[6 AD] from Manila to Rangoon
279 5/31/2020 4:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies 63 3 Event #63: 3 / Operation Stalemate: Invasion of Pelelu and Ulithi
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate SEAC HQ: Logistics 4+1=5 units
1. BB Warspite Colombo to Rangoon. [A]
2. 3 Aus corps Dacca to Akyab
3. [4th Ind corps] Calcutta to Akyab
4. 14th AF Dacca to Akyab, attack Mandalay. [B]
5. SEAC AF Calcutta to Dacca, [B]
273 5/31/2020 3:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese 40 3 Event #40: 3 / Operation U-Go: Burma Offensive
Acivation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only Air and Ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
South HQ activates 6:
Korean Army from Akyab to Mandalay, battle A
[25th Army] from Rangoon to Mandalay, battle A
[7 AD] at Akyab, joins battle A
[22 AF] from Saigon to Palau
1 SN from Makassar to Ulithi
38th Army from Singapore to Rangoon
264 5/30/2020 9:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies 28 2 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:
Activate CPAC HQ: Logistics 3+3=6 units
1. BB N. Carolina Guadalcanal to Kwajalein. [A]
2. CV Lexington Guadalcanal to Namu, [A]
3. 11th AF Wake Is, [A]
4. SF brigade 4022 AA vs Maloeap. 3/4 ASP
- Per event allied control to 4 adjacent islands.
5. BB Washington Lae to Kavieng. [B]
6. 13th AF LRB Hollandia, [B]
263 5/30/2020 9:06:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese 71 3 Event #71: 3 / High Altitude Interceptors
2 Air Replacements: The Japanese receive 2 air replacement steps. These steps may be used immediately or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Bonus: Add +1 to Strategic bombing die rolls until the Allies control a supply eligible airbase within 5 hexes of Tokyo. Place the High Altitude Interceptors marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Return [27AF] in Sarong and [25 AF] in Marcus, if you could move the units again.
259 5/29/2020 8:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies 25 1 Operations #25: 1 / Operation Lilliput: Buna, New Guinea Offensive
Activate: SW HQ only. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: May only activate US air and US/Australian ground units (an exception to the Allied HQ National Command rules). US Reservist Enter Combat: US ground units have their attack strength reduced by one for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Activate CPAC HQ: Logistics 1+3=4 units
1-3. BB N. Carolina, CV Lexington and 1st Marine division Bougainville AA vs Guadalcanal. 1/4 ASP
4. Marine SF brigade AA vs 4022. 2/4 ASP.

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