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91 12/8/2018 5:41:00 PM Turn 3 US Message +2 US MILOPS

Uruguay (0/0)
90 12/8/2018 5:41:00 PM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:
Uruguay coup, +2
89 12/8/2018 5:40:00 PM Turn 3 US Discard Card #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)

Message from US:
Coup Uruguay.
88 12/8/2018 5:39:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Event #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:
Playing event.
87 12/8/2018 1:53:00 PM Turn 3 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:
USSR3 AR4

Your event. I will add 1 to Venezuela (0,2*), Brazil (0,2*), Cameroon (0,1*), and Uruguay (0,1).
86 12/2/2018 8:03:00 PM Turn 3 US Message Oops, forgot again to increase VP in Vassal file. I'll let you do it. Looks like I'm going to need every last one.
85 12/2/2018 8:02:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust Victory Points From 3 to 4
84 12/2/2018 8:01:00 PM Turn 3 US Message Argentina(0/0)
83 12/2/2018 8:00:00 PM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from US:
2nd re-alignment. Lets try Argentina this time:

US:
USSR: +1
82 12/2/2018 8:00:00 PM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
5


Message from US:
Re-align Zaire

US: +1
USSR: +1
81 12/2/2018 7:59:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #22: 2 / Independent Reds* (US)
Add sufficient US Influence in either Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary or Czechoslovakia to equal USSR Influence.

Message from US:
US3 AR3

And I almost played this for Romania last turn, drat!

Re-alignments. First one Zaire.
80 12/2/2018 4:11:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Yes. Add in another VP for you for Taiwan.
79 12/2/2018 3:51:00 PM Turn 3 US Message Oh yeah I forgot I was going to mention this: With the last Asia scoring US should have 4 BGs due to Formosan Resolution. Let me know if you agree.
78 12/2/2018 3:24:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #33: 3 / De-Stalinization* (USSR)
USSR may relocate up to four Influence points to non-US controlled countries. No more than two points may be placed in the same country.

Message from USSR:
USSR3 AR3

Reallocate the 3 influence in Romania and 1 of the four in E Germany to Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina -- all becoming (0,1) and Zaire (0,1*).
77 12/2/2018 11:12:00 AM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
AIW, -2 for Jordan/Lebanon
76 12/2/2018 11:12:00 AM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
US3 AR2

Ops then event:

+1 South Africa(2/0)
+1 Angola(*1/0)
75 12/1/2018 3:59:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
Need 5-6 for victory.
74 12/1/2018 3:59:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
USSR3 AR2

For the event with -1 DRM because of Afghanistan

73 12/1/2018 11:14:00 AM Turn 3 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:
US3 AR1

For Ops.

+1 Turkey(*2/0)
+1 Canada(*4/0)
+2 Afghanistan(*2/0)
72 11/29/2018 9:50:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message No effect.
71 11/29/2018 9:49:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
Copu Panama. Stability is 2 doubled to 4 and you have 1 influence.
70 11/29/2018 9:48:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 2 to 3
69 11/29/2018 9:48:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
68 11/29/2018 9:48:00 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:
USSR3 AR1

Coup Panama. Defcon to 2 and you get a VP.
67 11/29/2018 9:46:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -5 to 2
66 11/29/2018 9:46:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Romania becomes (0,3*). In Asia I have Presence and you have Dominiation. I have 1 BG and you have 3. You gain 7 VPs.

65 11/29/2018 9:43:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

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

USSR: #12: 1 / Romanian Abdication* (USSR)
Eliminate all US Influence in Romania. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Romania for Control.

Message from USSR:
64 11/23/2018 12:54:00 AM Turn 3 US Message Gone for a few days
63 11/23/2018 12:53:00 AM Turn 3 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
62 11/23/2018 12:52:00 AM 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.
61 11/23/2018 12:51:00 AM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From -4 to -5
60 11/23/2018 12:51:00 AM Turn 2 US Message +1 VP to you for MILOPS
59 11/23/2018 12:50:00 AM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #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.

Message from US:
US2 AR6

Vietnam(0/2*)

+1 Thailand (*2/0)
+1 Laos/Cambodia (*1/0)
58 11/22/2018 5:16:00 PM Turn 2 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:
USSR2 AR6

+1 in Egypt (0,1) and +2 in Gulf States (0,2).
57 11/20/2018 8:55:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Whew, I was sweating that. No effect.
56 11/20/2018 8:55:00 PM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
Korean War

-2 to roll
55 11/20/2018 8:54:00 PM Turn 2 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:
US2 AR5

Ops first.

+2 Taiwan (*3/0)

Now your event. Lets see if South Korea goes the way of Isreal(!)
54 11/18/2018 4:27:00 PM Turn 2 USSR 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 USSR:
USSR2 AR5

Your event affects E Germany, Poland and Yugoslavia removing 1 influence from each. I will replace 1 influence in E Germany and Yugoslavia leaving them unchanged so the only change is in Poland, becoming (0,3*).
53 11/13/2018 11:26:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From 2 to -4
52 11/13/2018 11:26:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
Well it has to be played at some point.

US2 AR4

US Presence for 3
USSR Domination +4 BG for 9

+6 VP USSR.
51 11/11/2018 7:50:00 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:
USSR2 AR4

Add +1 in Algeria (0,2*).
50 11/7/2018 4:36:00 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:
US2 AR3

For ops:
+1 Thailand(1/0)
+1 Taiwan(1/0)
49 11/7/2018 11:50:00 AM 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:
USSR2 AR3

My ops first. +1 in Yugoslavia (0,3*). Then your event which I think has to be Finland, making Finland (0,0).
48 11/5/2018 10:39:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #8: 2 / Fidel* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Cuba. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Cuba for Control.

Message from US:
US2 AR2

Cuba(0/3*)

+1 OPS Malaysia(1/0)
+1 OPS Spain/Portual(*2/0)
47 11/4/2018 2:53:00 PM Turn 2 USSR 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 USSR:
USSR2 AR2

+1 in Saudi Arabia (0.3*) and +1 in Yugoslavia (0,2).
46 11/4/2018 12:39:00 AM Turn 2 US Play Card as Event #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.

Message from US:
USR2 AR1

Playing event.

+1 Turkey(1/0)
+1 Greece(*2/0)
+1 Spain(1/0)
+1 Canada(3/0)
+1 Italy(*4/0)
+1 UK(*6/0)
+1 Denmark(1/0)
45 11/3/2018 2:39:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Discard Card #21: 4 / NATO* (US)

Message from USSR:
USSR2 AR1

+2 in Iran (0,2*) and +1 in Saudi Arabia (0,2). Event not triggered.
44 10/31/2018 11:37:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From 4 to 2
43 10/31/2018 10:19:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
42 10/31/2018 10:19:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Iran(0/0)

+1 US MILOPS
41 10/31/2018 10:18:00 PM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
For my CIA ops I'll (appropriately enough) coup Iran.

+1
40 10/31/2018 3:34:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Here's my Hand. Not a lot of good choices for my Headline as you can see. You get a free 1 Ops.

34 4 / Nuclear Test Ban (Both)
Player earns VPs equal to current DEFCON level minus 2, then improve DEFCON two levels.

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

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.

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.

19 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.
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.

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.

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.

6 4 / The China Card
+1 Operations value when all points are used in Asia. Pass to opponent after play. +1 VP for the player holding this card at the end of Turn 10.

39 10/31/2018 3:32:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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).

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

Message from USSR:
38 10/30/2018 10:59:00 PM Turn 2 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
37 10/30/2018 10:56:00 PM Turn 2 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
36 10/30/2018 10:55:00 PM Turn 1 US Message EOT stuff, lets hope I remember:

USSR fulfills MO, US missed by 2 for -2 VP

DEFCON to 3.
35 10/30/2018 10:53:00 PM Turn 1 US Adjust Victory Points From -1 to 4
34 10/30/2018 10:53:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
US 1 AR 6

Board looks horrible but at least I'll get some points.

US Domination, + 2 BG for 9VP
USSR Presence, +1 GB for 4VP

+5 US VP
33 10/28/2018 12:32:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Operations #18: 1 / Captured Nazi Scientist* (Both)
Advance player's Space Race marker one box.

Message from USSR:
USSR1 AR 6

Add 1 in Iran (0,2*).
32 10/24/2018 12:47:00 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 AR 5

Play for Ops:

+2 South Korea (*3/0)
31 10/24/2018 11:20:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
30 10/24/2018 11:20:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message 3 Mil Ops for me and Def Con degrades to 2.
29 10/24/2018 11:19:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message Remove your 2 influence in Iran and add in 1 for me in Iran (0,1) as a result of the coup.
28 10/24/2018 11:18:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
Coup Iran.
27 10/24/2018 11:18:00 AM 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:
USSR1 AR5

Your event. I will use the ops to Coup Iran.
26 10/19/2018 8:10:00 PM Turn 1 US Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 3
25 10/19/2018 8:10:00 PM Turn 1 US Message +1 US MILOPS

Egypt(0/0)
24 10/19/2018 8:07:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
US Coup Egypt, +1
23 10/19/2018 8:06:00 PM Turn 1 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:
US 1 AR 4

More good news for you in the Middle East. Event, then ops for coup Egypt.

Egypt (0/2*)

22 10/19/2018 11:53:00 AM Turn 1 USSR 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 USSR:
USSR1 AR4
+1 in Saudi Arabia (0,1).
21 10/17/2018 10:47:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #22: 2 / Independent Reds* (US)
Add sufficient US Influence in either Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary or Czechoslovakia to equal USSR Influence.

Message from US:
US 1 AR3

+2 Pakistan (*2/0)
20 10/17/2018 1:29:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Operations #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 USSR:
USSR1 AR3

+3 in Israel (0,4*).
19 10/14/2018 10:21:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust Victory Points From 0 to -1
18 10/14/2018 10:20:00 AM Turn 1 US Message Yowza.

+2 USSR MILOPS
+2 USSR VP

Israel (0/1)
17 10/14/2018 10:18:00 AM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
AIW, -2 US control Lebanon & Jordan
16 10/14/2018 10:18:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
US R1 AR2

Ops first:

+2 Jordan(*2/0)

Now event roll.
15 10/13/2018 2:05:00 PM Turn 1 USSR 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 USSR:
Ops. +2 in Iraq (0,3*) and +1 in Syria (0,2*).
14 10/11/2018 6:45:00 PM Turn 1 US Discard Card #33: 3 / De-Stalinization* (USSR)

Message from US:
for Blockade.
13 10/11/2018 6:45:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
US R1 AR1

Better do this instead.

+1 Lebanon (*1/0)
12 10/11/2018 6:38:00 PM Turn 1 US Return Strategy card to hand #32: 1 / UN Intervention (Both)

Message from US:
Hmm, better not.
11 10/11/2018 6:37:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Event #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:
Playing event
10 10/11/2018 3:01:00 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:
USSR1 AR1

+2 in France (0,3*) and +1 in Algeria (0,1).
9 10/11/2018 2:55:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message My Headline event gives me 1 influence in France (0,1).
8 10/11/2018 2:53:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Duck and Cover is triggered. You get 5-4 = 1 VP and Def Con goes to 4.
7 10/11/2018 2:51:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Discard random Strategy card Operations - 3 / Duck and Cover (US)

Message from USSR:
Your Headline first. This is my discard.
6 10/11/2018 2:49:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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.

USSR: #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:
5 10/10/2018 11:02:00 PM Turn 1 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
4 10/10/2018 10:59:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Initial 7:

+4 West Germany(*4,0)
+2 Italy (*2,0)
+1 Greece (1,0)

Additional 2
+1 Italy (*3,0)
+1 Iran (*2,0)
3 10/10/2018 10:54:00 PM Turn 1 US Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

2 10/8/2018 12:23:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Here are my 6 additional starting influence: +1 in E Germany (0,4*), +4 in Poland (0,4*), +1 in Yugoslavia (0,1).


1 10/8/2018 12:01:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

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