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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
61 4/12/2019 2:42:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message CIA resolve:
My hand:
2 / Fidel* (USSR)
7 3 / Socialist Governments (USSR)
32 1 / UN Intervention (Both)
106 3 / NORAD* (US)
31 4 / Red Scare/Purge (Both)
105 2 / Special Relationship (US)
22 2 / Independent Reds* (US)

Time for Your 1 op action:
60 4/12/2019 2:39:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Ouch! Decolonization was mistake here.
Decol resolve:
Thailand 0/1
Indonesia 0/1
Zaire 0/1
Algeria 0/1
59 4/12/2019 1:45:00 PM Turn 2 US Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #26: 1 / CIA Created* (US)
USSR reveals hand this turn. Then the US may Conduct Operations as if they played a 1 Op card.

USSR: #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)
Add one USSR Influence in each of any four African an/or SE Asian countries.

Message from US:
58 4/12/2019 1:29:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
57 4/12/2019 12:36:00 PM Turn 2 USSR End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 6 cards drawn.
56 4/12/2019 12:36:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Ok. I perform end of 1 Turn.
No VP loss due to Military Operation Requirement
55 4/12/2019 12:28:00 PM Turn 1 US Adjust Victory Points From -5 to -4
54 4/12/2019 12:28:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Space Race succesful

US +1 VP
VP = -4

END US-6
53 4/12/2019 12:27:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
Space Race:


Success 1-3
52 4/12/2019 12:26:00 PM Turn 1 US Discard Card #33: 3 / De-Stalinization* (USSR)

Message from US:
Gonna fire em into Space

Space Race
51 4/12/2019 12:17:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
No VP swing, both have presence + 2 battlegrounds.
End of last USSR round.
50 4/12/2019 12:14:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -2 to -5
49 4/12/2019 11:35:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
I don't see things improving, so I will pley it now

USSR - Dominence +2 Battle ground = -7
US - Presence +1 Battle Ground = +4

Net = -3 VP
END US-5
48 4/10/2019 3:11:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Can we speed up a little?
47 4/7/2019 11:08:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Operations #24: 2 / Indo-Pakistani War (Both)
India or Pakistan invades the other (player's choice). Roll one die and subtract 1 for every opponent-controlled country adjacent to the target of the invasion. Player Victory on modified die roll of 4-6. Player adds 2 to Military Ops Track.

Effects of Victory: Player gains 2 VP, and replaces all opponent's Influence in target country with his Influence.

Message from USSR:
USSR R5:
2 influence goes to
EGYPT 0/2*

46 4/7/2019 10:02:00 AM Turn 1 US Message S. Korea 1/1
Israel 5*/1

End US-4
45 4/7/2019 10:02:00 AM Turn 1 US Message My apologies...success 4-6, so USSR wins

S. Korea 0/1

Next doing US Turn for 2 OPs
44 4/7/2019 10:01:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust Victory Points From 0 to -2
43 4/7/2019 9:55:00 AM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
Korean War

No DRM

Success on 5-6
42 4/7/2019 8:54:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #11: 2 / Korean War* (USSR)
North Korea invades South Korea. Roll one die, and subtract 1 for every US Controlled country adjacent to South Korean. USSR Victory on modified die roll 4-6. USSR adds 2 to Military Operations Track. Effects of Victory: USSR gains 2 VP and replace all US Influence in South Korea with USSR Influence.

Message from US:
I'll do the event first
41 4/4/2019 9:55:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message All right, then
Israel 4/1

End of USSR R4
40 4/4/2019 5:19:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Mid East Scoring is the only one I have
39 4/4/2019 2:48:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Event #104: 2 / Cambridge Five (USSR)
The US player exposes all scoring cards in their hand. The USSR player may then add 1 Influence in any single region named on one of these scoring cards (USSR choice). Cannot be played as an event in Late War.

Message from USSR:
USSR R4

As a event.
Please show me the scoring cards
38 4/4/2019 1:50:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #25: 3 / Containment* (US)
All further Operations cards played by US this turn add one to their value (to a maximum of 4).

Message from US:
Israel 4*/0

* = Control (seems to be the more common notation

END US-3
37 4/3/2019 1:50:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
36 4/3/2019 1:49:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message Iran 0/2*
Defcon 2
USSR milops 5

End USSR R3
35 4/3/2019 1:47:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
Coup in Iran
34 4/3/2019 1:47:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
Another Coup in Iran
33 4/3/2019 1:42:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message 5 influence i Eastern Europe
East Germany 0/4*
Poland 0 /4*
Yugoslavia 0/4*
Bulgaria 0/1
Austria 0/2

Warsaw Pact in Effect - NATO playable
32 4/2/2019 11:47:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Warsaw Pact now in effect

USSR needs to use Warsaw Pact Event
31 4/2/2019 11:46:00 PM Turn 1 US Message 3rd Realignment roll - No Effect

END US - 2
30 4/2/2019 11:46:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from US:
3rd Realignment roll - Syria

1st DR - US
2nd DR USSR (+1 DRM - Syria)
29 4/2/2019 11:45:00 PM Turn 1 US Message 2nd Realignment roll...no effect
28 4/2/2019 11:43:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
6


Message from US:
2nd Realignment roll - Syria

1st DR - US
2nd DR USSR (+1 - Syria)
27 4/2/2019 11:41:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Iraq 0/0
26 4/2/2019 11:40:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from US:
1st Realignment roll - Iraq

1st DR US (+1 DRM - Iran)
2nd DR USSR (+1 DRM - Iraq)
25 4/2/2019 11:39:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #16: 3 / Warsaw Pact Formed* (USSR)
Remove all US influence from four countries in Eastern European, or add 5 USSR Influence in Eastern Europe, adding no more than 2 per country. Allows play of #21 NATO.

Message from US:
Realignment rolls
USSR Event afterwards
24 4/2/2019 6:06:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
23 4/2/2019 5:56:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Operations #14: 3 / COMECON* (USSR)
Add 1 USSR Influence in each of four non-US Controlled countries in Eastern Europe.

Message from USSR:
USSR R2:

IRAQ 0/3*
SYRIA 0/2*
22 4/2/2019 8:40:00 AM Turn 1 US Message Iran 4 C /0
DEFCon 3
US MilOps = 4

END US-1
21 4/2/2019 8:39:00 AM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
Iran coup roll
20 4/2/2019 8:39:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #34: 4 / Nuclear Test Ban (Both)
Player earns VPs equal to current DEFCON level minus 2, then improve DEFCON two levels.

Message from US:
Counter-Coup Iran
19 4/1/2019 3:39:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
18 4/1/2019 3:38:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message USSR R1:

Iran 0/1
DEFCON 4
USSR MilOps 4
17 4/1/2019 3:35:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:
Iran Coup
16 4/1/2019 3:35:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Discard Card #21: 4 / NATO* (US)

Message from USSR:
NATO will not take place
4 Op for coup in Iran
15 4/1/2019 3:28:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Olympics - you win. US gain 2vp

Nazi scientist USsR advance to first space race track - VP on zero
14 4/1/2019 3:21:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from USSR:
I participate.
First die is yours +2.
13 4/1/2019 2:55:00 PM Turn 1 US Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #20: 2 / Olympic Games (Both)
Player sponsors Olympics. Opponent may participate or boycott. If Opponent participates, each player rolls one die, with the sponsor adding 2 to his roll. High roll gains 2 VP. Reroll ties. If Opponent boycotts, degrade DEFCON one level and the Sponsor may Conduct Operations as if they played a 4 Ops card.

USSR: #18: 1 / Captured Nazi Scientist* (Both)
Advance player's Space Race marker one box.

Message from US:
12 4/1/2019 2:27:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
11 4/1/2019 1:23:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Italy. 3 C /0
W. Germany. 4 C /0
10 4/1/2019 9:30:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message What's yours position in Europe?
9 3/31/2019 6:30:00 PM Turn 1 US Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

8 3/30/2019 4:46:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message Frankly i didn't expect you to show up. But im really willing to play the game
7 3/28/2019 7:27:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Ahh...hello. I didnt realize the Game got filled. I will do my turn shortly. Thanx for joining!
6 3/26/2019 5:11:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message USSR initial influence in Europe:
Poland 3*/0
Yugoslavia 3*/0

5 3/26/2019 4:45:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message Hi!.
Shall We play?
4 3/26/2019 4:44:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

3 2/11/2019 8:46:00 AM Turn 1 US Change US player US player changed from Mike Cannon to Mike Cannon
2 1/31/2019 10:06:00 AM Turn 1 US Change US player US player changed from Mike Cannon to Mike Cannon
1 1/31/2019 10:06:00 AM Turn 1 US Change US player US player changed from Mike Cannon to Mike Cannon

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