Victory in the Pacific

A Quick, Random Start
by John R. Pack

These are all situations that could have occurred as a result of the Turn 1 dice and player decisions.  However, instead of bidding and then playing turn one to find out what happened, roll 2d6 to determine the Start of Turn 2 situation and then start the bidding!

The benefit of using this quick start instead of randomizing by playing the normal rules is that bidding can take the situation into account -- and also that unusual situations can be played more often!

Die
Roll
PoC Pearl Harbor/
Indonesia Survivors
WXYZ
Availability
Other
Losses
Control Maximum
at Midway
2 3 553 [-4], 453 [-3], 443 [-4]
443 [-7], 117 [-2]
336 [-1]
2x137+4
3x027+4
8x117
2x436, 2x1+18, 145+4, 138+4,
128+3, 118+3, 005+2

4x117, 2x137+4, 027+4
CPO, HI 2x027+4
4x117
3 6 443 [-2], 117 [-1], 24*
456 [-5]
2x137+4
3x027+4
8x117
3x1+27, 2x1+18 CPO 2x137+4
3x027+4
8x117
4 4 2x553, 2x453, 443 [-1],
443 [-2], 2x117, 24*,

443 [-6], 443 [-7], 456
137+4
3x027+4
8x117
146+4, 145+4, 138+4, 128+3,
118+3, 005+2

137+4, 3x027+4
HI None
5 7 117, 24*
456 [-3]
2x137+4
3x027+4
8x117
None No Change None
6 7 453 [-1], 2x117, 24*
456 [-1], 336
2x137+4
2x027+4
8x117
None No Change None
7 7 453 [-3], 443 [-4], 2x117,
24*,
456 [-2]
3x027+4
5x117
None No Change None
8 7 553 [-1], 453 [-2], 453,
2x117, 24*
2x137+4
3x117
None No Change None
9 7 453, 453 [-2], 443 [-4],
443 [-1], 117
027+4
3x117
34* No Change None
10 7 553 [-2], 453 [-1], 2x24*,
553 [-6], 453 [-6], 443 [-8]
456, 336
2x137+4
2x027+4
5x117
436, 2x1+17, 146+4,
138+4, 118+3, 005+2

5x117, 137+4
No Change None
11 4 24*, 553 [-9], 453 [-7],
443 [-8], 443[-6], 117 [-2]
456, 336 [-3]
2x137+4
3x027+4
8x117
3x436, 4x1+18,
145+4, 2x138+4, 005+2

3x117, 137+4, 027+4
HI None
12 6 553 [-4], 443 [-3], 117,
24*,
336 [-1]
2x137+4
3x027+4
8x117
554, 4x1+27, 2x1+17,
1+07, 014+1

027+4
CPO 2x137+4
2x027+4
8x117

By default, none of the units in Pearl/Indo survive and the control/PoC situation is the standard situation (i..e, 7 PoC, no control of the Hawaiians or NPO, Allied control of USM, CS, IO, BOB, and IJN control of the rest).

IJN places all forces in Truk, Yokosuka Navy Yard, or Saigon; USN may base Pearl survivors at Australia, Samoa, or Johnston Islands; surviving WXYZ units may base in Australia, Samoa, or Pearl Harbor; British units base in Ceylon or Singapore.  Turn 2 reinforcements are placed per normal rules.  The IJN may exchange the Yokosuka NLF for any base within range of Yokosuka Navy Yard rather than placing it on the board; if so, it returns on Turn 3.

Any units (other than Pearl Harbor and Indonesian forces) which are lost are shown in "Other Losses."  These may include available WXYZ units.