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79 10/6/2018 10:28:00 AM Turn 4 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
78 10/5/2018 5:12:00 PM Turn 4 US End Turn Mid War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
77 10/5/2018 5:12:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust Victory Points From -12 to -10
76 10/5/2018 5:11:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #15: 1 / Nasser* (USSR)
Add two USSR Influence in Egypt. US loses half (rounded up) of its Influence in Egypt.

Message from US:
Ugh go Nassar yourself.

+1 Indonesia
75 10/5/2018 5:09:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)
Add one USSR Influence in each of any four African an/or SE Asian countries.

Message from USSR:
PLaying for event.
1 in Indonesia.
1 in Algeria
1 in South Africa
1 in Tunisia
74 10/5/2018 5:07:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
AR5 US - 2 ops - +1 Iran, +1 Morocco

No scoring cards here.
73 10/5/2018 5:03:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -13 to -12
72 10/5/2018 5:03:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -10 to -13
71 10/5/2018 5:03:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
Why did I wait to play this.
70 10/5/2018 5:02:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #5: 3 / Five-Year Plan (US)
USSR Player must randomly discard a card. If the card is a US associated Event, the Event occurs immediately. If the card is a USSR associated Event or an Event applicable to both players, then the card must be discarded without triggering the Event.

Message from US:
AR5 - 3 ops - +3 Denmark
69 10/5/2018 4:55:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Operations #18: 1 / Captured Nazi Scientist* (Both)
Advance player's Space Race marker one box.

Message from USSR:
yeah, kinda figured Iran would get targeted. What can you do, at least Pakistan is safe next turn (I guess). Think if you'd saved that roll for the event on India though!
Finishing the acquisition of Saudi and its delicious delicious oil.
68 10/5/2018 4:52:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
67 10/5/2018 4:52:00 PM Turn 3 US Message US to 1 in Iran
66 10/5/2018 4:52:00 PM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:

65 10/5/2018 4:52:00 PM Turn 3 US 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 US:
AR3 US - 2 ops - Coup Iran!

64 10/5/2018 4:46:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -11 to -10
63 10/5/2018 4:46:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Operations #103: 2 / Defectors (US)
Play in Headline Phase to cancel USSR Headline event, including Scoring Card. Canceled card returns to Discard Pile. If Defectors played by USSR during Soviet action round, US gains 1 VP (unless played on the Space Race).

Message from USSR:
2 influence in Saudi
62 10/5/2018 4:45:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #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.

Message from US:
AR 2 US - 2 ops - +2 Canada
61 10/5/2018 4:25:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #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 USSR:
For the event.
1 Czechoslovakia
2 Hungary
2 Bulgaria
60 10/5/2018 4:24:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message 1 Czechoslovakia
1 Poland
1 Bulgaria
1 Hungary
59 10/5/2018 4:21:00 PM Turn 3 US 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 US:
AR1 US - 3 ops, +3 Romania

Long Live the Monarchy!

Now go spread communism somewhere else.
58 10/5/2018 4:15:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Operations #27: 4 / US/Japan Mutual Defense Pact* (US)
US gains sufficient Influence in Japan for Control. USSR may no longer make Coup or Realignment rolls in Japan.

Message from USSR:
3 influence in Italy.
1 influence in Czechoslovakia
57 10/5/2018 4:13:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -9 to -11
56 10/5/2018 4:07:00 PM Turn 3 US Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

USSR: #7: 3 / Socialist Governments (USSR)
Remove US Influence in Western Europe by a total of three Influence points, removing no more than two per country. May not be played after #83 'The Iron Lady'.

Message from US:
55 10/5/2018 4:05:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
54 10/5/2018 4:01:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust Victory Points From -7 to -9
53 10/5/2018 4:01:00 PM Turn 3 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
52 10/5/2018 4:00:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Event #22: 2 / Independent Reds* (US)
Add sufficient US Influence in either Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary or Czechoslovakia to equal USSR Influence.

Message from US:
For event, bring back the monarchy in Romania!
51 10/5/2018 3:59:00 PM Turn 2 US Discard Card #33: 3 / De-Stalinization* (USSR)

Message from US:
TAKE THAT COMMIE BASTARDS
50 10/5/2018 3:57:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #10: 1 / Blockade* (USSR)
Unless US Player immediately discards a '3' or more value Operations card, eliminate all US Influence in West Germany.

Message from USSR:
Playing for event
49 10/5/2018 3:55:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #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.

Message from US:
AR5 US - 2 ops - +2 Israel
48 10/5/2018 3:34:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Operations #35: 2 / Formosan Resolution* (US)
Taiwan shall be treated as a Battleground country for scoring purposes if the US controls Taiwan when Asia Scoring is played. Taiwan is not a Battleground country for any other purpose. This card is discarded after US play of The China Card.

Message from USSR:
2 ops Iraq
47 10/5/2018 3:33:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #106: 3 / NORAD* (US)
If the US controls Canada, the US may add 1 Influence to any country already containing US Influence at the conclusion of any Action Round in which the DEFCON marker moves to the '2' box. This event is cancelled by #42 Quagmire.

Message from US:
AR3 US - 3 ops - +2 Jordan, +1 Israel
46 10/5/2018 3:26:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Operations #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from USSR:
1 into Yugoslavia.

Then you can remove the 1 from Finland. Sad!
45 10/5/2018 3:24:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #31: 4 / Red Scare/Purge (Both)
All further Operations cards played by your opponent this turn are -1 to their value (to a minimum value of 1 OP).

Message from US:
AR3 US - 4 ops - +1 UK; +1 Spain/Port; +2 Israel
44 10/5/2018 3:03:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Operations #17: 3 / DeGaulle Leads France* (USSR)
Remove 2 US Influence in France, add 1 USSR Influence. Cancels the effect of #21 NATO for France.

Message from USSR:
He really does. All into France, ty.
43 10/5/2018 3:02:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From -5 to -7
42 10/5/2018 3:01:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
2 VP for USSR
41 10/5/2018 2:58:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -8 to -5
40 10/5/2018 2:58:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
39 10/5/2018 2:58:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Operations #4: 3 / Duck and Cover (US)
Degrade DEFCON level by one. Then US player earns VPs equal to 5 minus current DEFCON level.

Message from USSR:
Defcon drops 1. +3 VPs (though I think net this will actually be +1, as I'll earn the points back on Milops).

1 influence in West Germany, 1 influence in Yugoslavia.
38 10/5/2018 12:57:00 PM Turn 2 US Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from US:
5 ops in Asia: +1 Indonesia, +1 Philippines, +3 Taiwan
37 10/5/2018 12:32:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
36 10/5/2018 12:32:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:

35 10/5/2018 12:31:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Operations #21: 4 / NATO* (US)
USSR player may no longer make Coup or Realignment rolls in any US Controlled countries in Europe. US Controlled countries in Europe may not be attacked by play of the Brush War event. Requires prior play of #16 Warsaw Pact or #23 Marshall Plan.

Message from USSR:
Couping Thailand. Baboom.
34 10/5/2018 12:30:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #103: 2 / Defectors (US)
Play in Headline Phase to cancel USSR Headline event, including Scoring Card. Canceled card returns to Discard Pile. If Defectors played by USSR during Soviet action round, US gains 1 VP (unless played on the Space Race).

USSR: #9: 2 / Vietnam Revolts* (USSR)
Add 2 USSR Influence in Vietnam. For the remainder of the turn, the Soviet player may add 1 Operations point to any card that uses all points in Southeast Asia.
NOTE: discarded without effect.

Message from USSR:
Rawr.
33 10/5/2018 12:26:00 PM Turn 2 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
32 10/5/2018 12:24:00 PM Turn 2 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 4

US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 6 cards drawn.
31 10/5/2018 12:22:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #12: 1 / Romanian Abdication* (USSR)
Eliminate all US Influence in Romania. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Romania for Control.

Message from US:
USSR gets the rule in Old Romania!

US gets the rule (+2 ops) in Old Thailand!
30 10/5/2018 12:12:00 PM Turn 1 USSR 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 USSR:
3 ops in India
29 10/5/2018 12:06:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message That's a really good move.
28 10/5/2018 11:33:00 AM Turn 1 US 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 US:
2 ops: +2 in Malaysia

27 10/5/2018 11:32:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
26 10/4/2018 7:12:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Operations #8: 2 / Fidel* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Cuba. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Cuba for Control.

Message from USSR:
2 influence in Pakistan
25 10/4/2018 5:39:00 PM Turn 1 US Message You're out of Pakistan (but not for long I'd wager). New map posted, your go
24 10/4/2018 5:38:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
For PakiCoup
23 10/4/2018 5:38:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #29: 3 / East European Unrest (US)
In Early or Mid War: Remove 1 USSR Influence from three countries in Eastern Europe. In Late War: Remove 2 USSR Influence from three countries in Eastern Europe.

Message from US:
3 ops: Coup Pakistan
22 10/4/2018 4:37:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
3 influence in Pakistan.
2 influence in Afghanistan.

Cheers big ears.
21 10/4/2018 4:21:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #27: 4 / US/Japan Mutual Defense Pact* (US)
US gains sufficient Influence in Japan for Control. USSR may no longer make Coup or Realignment rolls in Japan.

Message from US:
4 Ops: +1 S. Korea, +3 Japan
20 10/4/2018 1:34:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -2 to -8
19 10/4/2018 1:34:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
Domination + 1 is 6 point to the Soviet Union. Glory.
18 10/4/2018 1:30:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:
For US coup on Lebanon
17 10/4/2018 1:30:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #32: 1 / UN Intervention (Both)
Play this card simultaneously with a card containing your opponent's associated Event. The Event is canceled, but you may use its Operations value to Conduct Operations. The canceled event card returns to the discard pile. May not be played during Headline Phase.

Message from US:
US 1 op: Coup Lebanon
16 10/4/2018 1:26:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Operations #105: 2 / Special Relationship (US)
If UK is US controlled but NATO is not in effect, US adds 1 Influence to any country adjacent to the UK. If UK is US controlled and NATO is in effect, US adds 2 Influence to any Western European country and gains 2 VPs.

Message from USSR:
This doesn't fire due to the lack of control of UK.
1 op in Lebanon.
1 op in Syria.
15 10/4/2018 1:21:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #28: 3 / Suez Crisis* (USSR)
Remove a total of four US Influence from France, the United Kingdom and Israel. Remove no more than 2 Influence per country.

Message from US:
USSR Event: -2 US influence in UK (nowhere else to take from), US down to 4 and loses control.

US 3 ops: +1 Syria, +1 Greece, +1 South Korea
14 10/4/2018 1:10:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
13 10/4/2018 1:10:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
Iran coup.
12 10/4/2018 1:10:00 PM Turn 1 USSR 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 USSR:
Coup Iran.
11 10/3/2018 7:03:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Sure thing -- I'll title them with a turn number and action round number. 1.1 up!
10 10/3/2018 6:46:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message So we can actually keep playing without VASSAL if you upload screenshots to a shared Dropbox. I can make the calls based on pictures, you can post screenshots after every one of your turns?
9 10/3/2018 6:44:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 0 to -2
8 10/3/2018 6:43:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR:
Rolling for the Arab Israeli war. 2 Milops guaranteed, success on 4-6
7 10/3/2018 6:38:00 PM Turn 1 US Message US Headline: Add 1 US influence to each of West Germany; Italy; Turkey; Greece; Spain/Portugal; Canada; UK
6 10/3/2018 6:07:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #23: 4 / Marshall Plan* (US)
Allows play of #21 NATO. Add one US Influence marker in each of seven non-USSR Controlled Western European countries.

USSR: #13: 2 / Arab-Israeli War (USSR)
Pan-Arab Coalition invades Israel. Roll a die, and subtract 1 for US Control of Israel and every US Controlled country adjacent to Israel. USSR Victory on modified die roll 4-6 USSR adds 2 to Military Ops Track. Effects of Victory: USSR gains 2 VP and replaces all US Influence in Israel with USSR Influence.

Message from USSR:
Let's go.
5 10/3/2018 3:54:00 PM Turn 1 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
SECRET HEADLINE CARD
4 10/3/2018 3:45:00 PM Turn 1 US Message I'll do 4 W. Germany, 2 Italy, 1 Turkey.
3 10/3/2018 3:43:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Typical USSR start - 1 East Germany, 4 Poland, and 1 Yugoslavia.
2 10/3/2018 3:32:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

1 10/3/2018 3:31:00 PM Turn 1 US Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

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