There are a couple of questions at the end.
This is a pic at the beginning of card play on turn 7.
Prior to this turn the Allies had decisively crushed a Japanese army and a half that were in hex 2108 threatening Rangoon. It was one of those 9 to 1 die rolls. It opened the door for an Allied move south. To counter this threat the Japanese then moved massive reinforcements into Phnom Penh and hex 2111.
On turn 6 the Allies needed to move into Indochina to help offset the Progress of War goal failures in the South Pacific. This was a problem as the “Bridge over the River Kwai” event card had not been played and the units that moved further than 4 movement points from Rangoon or were not on the Bay of Bengal coast would be out of supply (I Think) at the end of the turn.
The Allies had the “Slim” card and were desperate. They went ahead and moved into unoccupied Bangkok and Udorn. The Japanese failed to change the intelligence condition so there was no battles. The Allies were going to use their final card to move the 4th Indian Army into Hanoi. The hope was that this could be accomplished and the Progress of War goal could be met. This unit could also stay in supply via Kunming. The Japanese nixed this with a weather card although they would have liked to have used this later on a bigger offensive. The turn ended with the Allies losing a Political Will point for Progress of War and the full strength armies in Bangkok and Udorn were reduced through attrition.
On turn 7 the Japanese put a reinforcement land based air unit and a replacement depleted army in Hanoi to close that door.
I think the Allied units in Bangkok and Udorn are trapped in supply hole that cannot be rectified without basically re-conquering Malaya and much of the DEI.
Do I have it right that these Allied units in those two cities are basically out of the war unless a supply link to them can be reestablished via the South China Sea?
Do the locations captured to meet the Progress of War Goals have to be in supply to count?