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Entry # Time Turn Player Card Number Ops Type Entry
241 7/11/2021 9:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese 51 3 Operations #51: 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:
Play for OPS - SSHQ - 5 Activations

1. Akagi from Kwaj to 5809 - Attacks Oahu - Battle A

2. 27th Army AA from Eniwetok to Kauai (5708) - SR Opportunity

3. Junyo moves from Eniwetok to Kauai in support of AA

4. Hiei moves from Kwaj to Kauai in support of AA

5. 37th Army SM from Hollandia to Singapore
240 7/11/2021 8:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese 51 3 o hand #51: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory

Message from Japanese:
Withdrawing card play to use a different card for this op
236 7/11/2021 6:46:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese 51 3 Operations #51: 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:
Play for OPS - SSHQ - 5 Activations

1. Junyo from Eniwetok to 5809 - Attacks Oahu - Battle A

2. 27th Army AA from Eniwetok to Kauai (5708) - SR Opportunity

3. Akagi moves from Kwaj to Kauai in support of AA

4. Hiei moves from Kwaj to Kauai in support of AA

5. 37th Army SM from Hollandia to Singapore

235 7/10/2021 3:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies 41 2 Operations #41: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Allied Victory
Increase the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 1 1943: 1 1944: 2 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Play for OPS on HQ ANZAC for 2+1 Combined Army Activations:

1. US I Corps from Wewak to NG 3621
2. US XI Corps from Wewak to NG 3621
3 Aus (PM Bde) strategic moves from Port Moresby to Darwin

No Battle Hexes
234 7/9/2021 7:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese 81 2 Operations #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:
South HQ

1. 14th Army from Rangoon to Davao

2. Zuiho from Tarakan to Davao

3. 24th AF from Davao to Tarakan
233 7/8/2021 9:31:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 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:
Play for OPS on HQ SWPAC for 2+2 Army activations

1. US I Corps strategic moves from Bougainville to Wewak
2. US XI Corps strategic moves from Guadalcanal to Wewak
3. 7th AF from Wewak to Admiralty Islands
4. 5th LRB from Cape York via Green Island to Nauru

No PBM
No Battle Hexes
228 7/6/2021 9:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese 11 2 Event #11: 2 / US/British Second Front Conference - Germany First: US Inter-Service Rivalry
Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivalry is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Your PBM won't change this play Don
225 7/6/2021 8:40:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies 81 2 Operations #81: 2 / China Offensive: Counter-Offensive in Kweilin-Liuchow
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:
Play for OPS on HQ SWPAC for 2+2 Joint Activations:

1. CV Lexington escorts...
2. 1st MarDiv and 1 ASP (n.1/4) from Wewak to Namu(4716), declares Special Reaction Hex
3. MarBde strategic movement from Espiritu Santo to Funafuti
4. 2nd MAW at Tarawa, remains in Tarawa

One Special Reaction Hex
224 7/5/2021 8:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese 11 2 o hand #11: 2 / US/British Second Front Conference - Germany First: US Inter-Service Rivalry

Message from Japanese:
Returning to hand per Central Agreement
223 7/5/2021 8:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese 76 2 #76: 2 / Operation Tsurugi: Japan Attacks a B29 Base with Giretsu Airborne unit
OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
222 7/5/2021 8:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese 68 2 Event #68: 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:
220 7/4/2021 4:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies 23 2 Event #23: 2 / PT Boats
Flip the Japanese ASP marker to its No Barges side. If Japanese Barges are not currently in play (Japanese card 73) that event is permanently superseded. Place the PT Boat marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Play this card for the EVENT.
196 7/1/2021 11:42:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
SSHQ: Activate 10

Battle A: (33 Factors)

1. 38th Army 18-12 from Kwaj AA to Midway (3/7)
2. Akagi from Kwaj covers Midway
3. Hiei from Kwaj to Midway
4. Junyo from Truk covers Midway

Battle B: 4 Factors

5. CL Tenryu from Eniwetok to GC

Battle C: 78 Factors

6. 2SN from Manila AA to Amboina (4/7)
7. BB Nagato from Saipan to Amboina
8. BB Yamato from Rabaul to Amboina
9. 22 AF from Ponape to Sarong joins battle
10. 4AD from Biak to Sarong joins battle
192 7/1/2021 9:01:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
Play for OPS on HQ ANZAC for 1+1 Commonwealth Activations:

1. 3rd NZ Div and 1 ASP (n.3/3) from Amboina to Menado
2. Aus 2 Corps from Buna to Port Moresby.

One possible SR Hex
No Allied PBM
191 6/30/2021 11:09:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
186 6/29/2021 9:33:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies 35 2 Event #35: 2 / Operation Ash: Vella Lavella Invasion
Activate: Anzac HQ only. Logistic Value: 2 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but the only ground unit that can be activated is the 3rd NZ division.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Play the EVENT on HQ ANZAC for 2+1 combined activations:

1. CV HMS Hermes escorts...
2. 3rd NZ Division and 1 ASP (n.2/3) from Darwin to Amboina
3. 5th AF stays at Darwin, supports amphib landing at Amboina

One possible Special Reaction Hex
185 6/29/2021 10:15:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
Activate South HQ for 3 Activations

1. Soerabaja Army to Vogelkop

2. Bangkok Army to Soerabaja

3. Telok Marines to Manila
183 6/28/2021 8:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese 64 2 card as Event #64: 2 / Weather: Halsey's Typhoon
Allied Offensive is canceled. All units are placed back at their starting locations. The Japanese player may reduce one full strength Allied CA or DD naval unit (Japanese player choice) that was activated for the canceled Offensive. This can only reduce, not eliminate, the naval unit. If none of the specified naval units are available, there is no additional effect. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
180 6/28/2021 5:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies 57 2 Event #57: 2 / Axiom: British Amphibious Rangoon-Singapore Operation.
Activate: Any Commonwealth or Joint HQ. Logistic Value: 5 Conditions: Only Commonwealth and Chinese units plus US air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Play the EVENT on HQ SEAC for 5+1 Commonwealth activations:

1. BB Warspite Dacca to Rangoon, declares Battle [A]
2. SEAC AF Akyab, joins [A]
3. 13th AF Calcutta to Akyab, joins [A]
4. FE AF Calcutta to Dacca, joins [A]
5. CV Indomitable Columbo to 1809, joins [A]
6. 13th LRB from Colombo to Dacca, attacks Bangkok, Battle [B]

Two Battle Hexes: Rangoon, Bangkok
179 6/27/2021 5:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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 5 units

1. 2ad SM to Marcus

2. 22af SM to Ponape

3. (18A) SM to Biak

4. Nachi CA to Manila

172 6/26/2021 9:12:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies 84 3 Event #84: 3 / U.S. Carrier Raids
Activate: Central Pacific HQ only. Logistic Value: 0 Intelligence: Surprise Attack, which cannot be changed by a reaction event card. Conditions: Only US Carrier naval units may be activated. This card cannot be cancelled by a weather card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Play #84 as the EVENT on HQ CENTPAC for 0+3 CV activations:

1. (CV Wasp) from Guadalcanal to 4311, attack Marcus Island (Battle M)
2. CV Lexington from Pearl Harbor to 4311, join Battle M.
3. CV Enterprise from Pearl Harbor to 4416, attack Ponape (Battle P)

Two Battle Hexes. Special Surprise rules, but Jpn may still react w/ certain cards, such as Submarines.
170 6/26/2021 9:56:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese 80 2 Event #80: 2 / Submarine Launched Air Attack on the Panama Canal: I-400
Allied Reinforcements for the next game turn are delayed. Place those reinforcements in the delay box when they arrive. If reinforcements are already delayed, there are no additional effects. Place the Panama Canal Attack marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
As Event.
161 6/24/2021 6:46:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies 32 3 card as 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:
Play out of the FOQ as the EVENT on HQ SWPAC for 7+2 joint activations:

1. 1st MarDiv strategic moves from Funafuti to Wewak
2. BB Mississippi from Efate to Rabaul, attack Rabaul, Battle R
3. BB North Carolina from Espiritu Santo to Rabaul, join Battle R
4. CV Wasp from Espiritu Santo to 4019, join Battle R
5. 11th AF stays at Woodlark Is., join Battle R
6. 7th AF from Wewak to Gasmata, join Battle R
7. 5th AF from Darwin via 3226 and Cape York to Gasmata, join Battle R
8. 1st MAW from S.Georgia to Baka, joins Battle R
9. CA Northampton from Cairns to Rabaul, joins Battle R

I get 88 Allied factors. Given what starts in Rabaul, we're pretty sure you can match or exceed that. Our Staff is 50-50 on whether or not you will.
156 6/22/2021 2:24:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese 27 1 Operations #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:
Activate SS HQ for 3 activations:

37th Army SM from Saipan to Hollandia

1 AD SM from Tokio to Marcus Island

4 SN BDE SM from Hollandia to Eniwetok

No battles

149 6/21/2021 10:09:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese 36 1 Operations #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:
Submarine attack on the Kent
148 6/21/2021 7:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
Play the EVENT on HQ ANZAC for 4+1 Combined Activations:

1. Aus 1 Corps from Port Moresby to Buna - Declare Battle A
2. Aus 2 Corps from Lae to Buna, Join Battle A
3. CA Kent from Gili-Gili to Buna, Join Battle A
4. 7th AF Port Moresby to Wewak.
5. [XIV corps] from Cairns AA to Aitape. 1/3 ASP

Battle Hex: Buna
147 6/19/2021 8:39:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese 66 2 Operations #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:
14th Army from Manila to Rangoon by SM

25th AF from Kuala Lampur to Palembang

35th Army from Palembang to Koepang
143 6/19/2021 11:00:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
Play for OPS on HQ SEAC for 3+1 combined activations:

1. FE AF at Ledo stays put, attacks ED Army at Lashio (Battle A)
2. 13th AF at Jarhat stays put, joins Battle A.
3. AVG AF at Akyab stays put, does NOT join Battle A
4. SEAC AF at Calcutta stays put, does not joing Battle A.

No movement within a Jpn AZoI, ergo no Air Recon DRM
141 6/17/2021 11:57:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese 79 2 Operations #79: 2 / Tinian Raid: Japanese Attack B29 Base
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:
South HQ 3 Activations

Kuantan Army to Rangoon by SM

Korean Army to Mandalay

15th Army 18-12 at 2107 to Lashio Via Myikuna

This will not effect the placement in question since no reaction is possible. Moving the game along.
139 6/17/2021 8:58:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 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:
Playing the Event.

1 Chinese Replacement to bring 5th Chinese Route Army to full strength at 2007.

2 Chinese replacements lost because Kunming cannot currently act as a supply source.

1 Air replacement to bring (10th LRB) on in Madras.

The Allies decline to build the Transport Route in Jarhat, thank you for offering.
136 6/16/2021 8:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 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 - 6 Activations

0. Airborne takes Mandalay
1. 2 AD to Mandalay attack 2107 Battle A
2. 5 AD to Mandalay attack 2107 Battle B
3. 22 AF attacks 2107
4. 15th Army attacks 2107
5. ED attacks 2107
6. Korean army SM to Rangoon
114 6/13/2021 1:16:00 PM May-Aug 1942 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:
Play as the Event on HQ CENTPAC for 6+3 Army Air Force Activations:
1. 11th LRB at Espiritu Santo to Guadalcanal, declare Battle A at Buna
2. 11th AF at Woodlark Island stays put, Battle A
3. 10th LRB at Bougainville stays put, Battle A
4. 5th AF at Gili-Gili stays put, Battle A
5. 5th LRB at Gili-Gili stays put, Battle A
6. 7th LRB at Midway to Wake, declares Battle B at Kwajalein

No Jpn AZoI entered.
111 6/10/2021 8:29:00 PM May-Aug 1942 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:
South Seas HQ

1. Hiei to Kwaj by SM
2. 23rd Naval Air to Sarong
3. SS BN Kavieng by AA (4/7)
4. 19th Army from Biak to Saigon by SM
110 6/10/2021 1:36:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies 12 2 card as 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:
Play for OPS on HQ ANZAC for 2+1 Army Activations:
1. 5th AF from Darwin via 3226 to Cape York
2. 5th LRB from Darwin via Cape York to Gili-Gili
3. 10th LRB from Cairns via Cape York to Bougainville

No Battle Hexes

PBM

5th AF from Cape York to Gili-Gili
108 6/6/2021 10:32:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese 56 3 Event #56: 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:
107 6/6/2021 7:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 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:
Play for OPS on HQ CENTPAC for 1+3 Army Activations:

1. 7th AF from Midway to Turn 4, TRT
2.7th LRB from Hickham AB to Kauai
3. 11th AF from Guadalcanal to Woodlark Island
4. (I Corps) strategic moves from Efate to Bougainville

No Battle Hexes

PBM
7th LRB from Kauai to Midway
98 6/3/2021 8:31:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese 47 3 Event #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 7 Float Plane Tactics: Japanese CA naval units add 2 to their attack strengths for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
South HQ 8 Units Activated

1. 14th Army Attacks Manila - Battle A
2. Zuiho joins Battle A
3. 25th Army attacks Kuantan - Battle B
4. Mogami joins battle B
5. Korean Army attacks Batavia - Battle C
6. Takao joins battle C
7. 3SN moves to Sarong
8. 38th Army SM to Kwajalein

97 6/2/2021 10:32:00 PM May-Aug 1942 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:
Play for OPS to remove MacArthur from Manila and send him to Turn 4 on the TRT.
96 6/2/2021 9:14:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese 47 3 o hand #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies

Message from Japanese:
95 6/2/2021 9:14:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese 5 2 #5: 2 / Japanese Aircraft Production Efficiency: War Crime
OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
94 6/2/2021 9:13:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese 33 2 Event #33: 2 / Imperial Intervention
This event ends a Japanese inter-service rivalry. Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. Bonus: If this card is played as an event, the Japanese have the option to discard a card of their choice and re-place it with any card from the discard pile (not those removed from play).

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
93 6/1/2021 10:20:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies 58 2 Event #58: 2 / Operation Romulus: British Arakan Offensive
Activate: SEAC HQ only. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only Commonwealth and Chinese units plus US air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Play the Event on HQ SEAC for 4+1 CW Activations:

1. 66th Route Army from Mandalay to 2007
2. Indian 1 Corps from Imphal to Akyab
3. Indian 2 Corps from Dacca to Akyab
4. Brit 15 Corps from Calcutta to Dacca
5. Far East AF from Dacca to Ledo

No Battle Hexes, No PBM
89 5/29/2021 2:26:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese 31 3 Operations #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:

Message from Japanese:
1. Yamato to Rabaul
2. Nagato to Truk
3. Guam NB AA to Vogelkopf (2/4)
4. Luzon NB AA to Singapore (3/4)
5. BB Kongo to Batavia Battle A
88 5/29/2021 2:26:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese 31 3 oved Strategy card to hand #31: 3 / New Operation Plan: Island Fortifications

Message from Japanese:
87 5/29/2021 2:25:00 PM May-Aug 1942 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:
1. Yamato to Rabaul
2. Nagato to Truk
3. Guam NB AA to Vogelkopf (2/4)
4. Luzon NB AA to Singapore (3/4)
5. BB Kongo to Batavia Battle A
84 5/27/2021 7:30:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese 11 2 Event #11: 2 / US/British Second Front Conference - Germany First: US Inter-Service Rivalry
Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivalry is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
81 5/27/2021 2:47:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies 34 2 Event #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:
Play the EVENT on HQ ANZAC for 4+1 CW Activations:

(Movement Order Critical)
Aus AF from Townsville via Cairns to Port Moresby
Aus 1 Corps strategic move from Darwin to Port Moresby
Aus 2 Corps strategic move from Townsville to Lae
CA HMAS Kent to Gili-Gili
CVL HMS Hermes activated but remains in Darwin

No Battle Hexes

Pause for possible Japanese Reaction Card???
80 5/26/2021 8:04:00 AM May-Aug 1942 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:
CF HQ with OP-C:Indian Ocean Raid for a 3OC army activation

1. 4ad to Clark Field
2. (19 army) invades Biak, ASP (1/4)
3. ED army strat moves to Rangoon
4. 3ad to Saipan
5. (27 army) strat moves to Eniwetok


4ad PBMs to Biak.

No battles.
61 5/20/2021 2:23:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese 47 3 Event #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 7 Float Plane Tactics: Japanese CA naval units add 2 to their attack strengths for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
1&2. SS Bde/CA Aoba invade Buna from Rabaul

3&4. (4SN)/CL Tenyru invade Hollandia from Kwajalein

5. Shokaku to 3417, attacks Biak - Battle A

6. 21af to Yap, attacks Biak long range - Battle A

7&8. Akagi and Soryu to 3216, attack Menado, Battle B

9. 22af attacks Menado - Battle B
59 5/19/2021 2:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies 73 2 Event #73: 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:
Playing the Event
52 5/18/2021 11:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese 3 2 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:
35th Army attacks Palembang

Korean Army attacks Tjilatjap

15th Army attacks Rangoon
51 5/18/2021 9:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies 46 2 Operations #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:
Play for OPS on HQ SEAC for 2+1 Combined Activations:

(5th Chinese Army) from Kunming to Burma 2007
(6th Chinese Army) from Kunming to Burma 2107
(66th Chinese Army) from Kunming to Mandalay

No Battle Hexes
42 5/17/2021 4:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese 60 3 Event #60: 3 / East Force: Conquest of Celebes
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:
17th Army SM to Truk

5th AD Attacks Kwai Bridge 2108 from Bangkok Battle A

15th Army attacks Kwai Bridge 2108 Battle A

38th Army AA to Tarakan - Battle B

35th Army to Bangka

Airborne seize Medan


41 5/16/2021 3:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese 37 3 Event #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:
2nd Army AD SM to Bangkok

35th Army SM to Telok

18th Army SM to Balikpapan

Korean Army SM to Soerabaja
34 5/14/2021 11:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese 70 1 Operations #70: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
33 5/13/2021 10:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies 27 1 Event #27: 1 / Operation Vengeance: The Death Of Yamamoto
Immediately remove the Japanese Yamamoto Combined Fleet HQ from its current hex location and replace it with the Japanese Ozawa Combined Fleet HQ in that location. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Playing the Event, of course.

I won't be posting a VLOG nor PNG for this play.
26 5/13/2021 4:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies 8 1 Event #8: 1 / Australian Coast Watchers
Intelligence: Intercept. Conditions: Can only be played if Japanese air or naval units are activated for the current Offensive. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Playing the Event on HQ ABDA to change the Intel Condition to Intercept and 1+3 Combined Activations:
(CA Asia) in Singapore escorts...
8th Aus Div and 1/1 ASP from Singapore to Batavia
(DD Asia) in Teloekbetoeng to Batavia
CA Dutch in Batavia remains in Batavia

All join Battle C
25 5/12/2021 9:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 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 Activate 6

Paratroopers land in Balikpapan

Battle A: TJ - 22nd and 23rd Naval Air

Battle B: Palembang - 21st and 25th Naval Air, CA Takao

Battle C: Batavia - Zuiho

23 5/12/2021 5:04:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies 43 1 Event #43: 1 / Japanese Army/Navy Dispute
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:
Sorry, but for the moment at least, our hand is playing itself...

Placing the Jpn Staff into ISR...
8 5/10/2021 8:30:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies 59 1 Event #59: 1 / Ultra Information: Japanese Burma Operation is penetrated
Intelligence: Intercept. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Playing the Event to change the Intel Condition

Activate HQ ABDA for 1+3 Joint Activations:

1) CA HNMS Java/DeRuyter from Teloek to Singapore
2) (CA Asia/Houston) from Batavia to Singapore
3) Malaya Air Force from Singapore to Sumatra 1914
4) Dutch Air Force from Tjilatjap to Teloek
7 5/9/2021 7:41:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 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:
Combined Feet
6 5/6/2021 11:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies 4 1 Event #4: 1 / Arcadia Conference
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: The Allied player receives the ABDA HQ, which is place in any in supply port in Java, Borneo, Sumatra or Celebes. If no such port is available this HQ is removed from play for the remained of the game. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Playing the Card immediately as the EVENT in order to remove it from the Deck

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