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303 12/7/2018 12:16:00 AM Master ID = 2018 Game Deleted
302 12/7/2018 12:14:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Message yes
301 12/6/2018 5:32:00 PM Turn 8 US Message sure, switch sides?
300 12/6/2018 4:50:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Message congratulations!

no - that's the game.
i'd rather ask for a re-match. what do you say?
299 12/6/2018 3:10:00 PM Turn 8 US Play Card as Event #100: 4 / Wargames* (Both)
If DEFCON Status 2, you may immediately end the game (without Final Scoring) after giving opponent 6 VPs. How about a nice game of chess?

Message from US:
For the win

If you would like to play this out to Final Scoring, I'll play a different card. If not, thanks for the game!
298 12/6/2018 10:47:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Message reverts Angola to soviet control (0/1*)
297 12/6/2018 10:46:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
coupo roll 3 + ?
296 12/6/2018 10:45:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Play Card as Operations #83: 3 / The Iron Lady* (US)
US gains 1 VP. Add 1 USSR Influence in Argentina. Remove all USSR Influence from UK. #7 Socialist Governments no longer playable.

Message from USSR:
coup in Angola
295 12/6/2018 10:43:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 7 to 9
294 12/6/2018 10:42:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
293 12/6/2018 10:42:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #4: 3 / Duck and Cover (US)
Degrade DEFCON level by one. Then US player earns VPs equal to 5 minus current DEFCON level.

USSR: #82: 3 / Iranian Hostage Crisis* (USSR)
Eliminate all US Influence in Iran. Add two USSR Influence in Iran. Doubles effect of Terrorism card against US.

Message from USSR:
292 12/5/2018 5:22:00 AM Turn 8 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
4: 3 / Duck and Cover (US)
Degrade DEFCON level by one. Then US player earns VPs equal to 5 minus current DEFCON level.
291 12/5/2018 5:08:00 AM Turn 8 US End Turn Late War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 4

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
290 12/5/2018 5:08:00 AM Turn 7 US Message ANGOLA (1*-0)

both sides have at least 3 military ops
289 12/5/2018 5:07:00 AM Turn 7 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
2-op coup against Angola (0-1)
need a 1 to clear, so die roll - 1 = final USA influence
288 12/5/2018 5:01:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Message 2 Mexico (0/2*)
1 Guatemala (0/1*)
287 12/5/2018 4:59:00 AM Turn 7 US Adjust DEFCON From 2 to 3
286 12/5/2018 4:59:00 AM Turn 7 US Play Card as Operations #75: 2 / Liberation Theology (USSR)
Add three USSR Influence in Central America, no more than two per country.

Message from US:
clever
your event first
285 12/5/2018 4:54:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Play Card as Event #46: 2 / How I Learned to Stop Worrying* (Both)
Set the DEFCON at any level you want (1-5). This event counts as 5 Military Operations for the purpose of required Military Operations.

Message from USSR:
set DEFCON to 3
284 12/5/2018 4:47:00 AM Turn 7 US Play Card as Operations #44: 3 / Bear Trap* (US)
On the next action round, USSR player must discard an Operations card worth 2 or more and roll 1-4 to cancel this event. Repeat each USSR player Action Round until successful or no appropriate cards remain. If out of appropriate cards, the USSR Player may only play scoring cards until the next turn.

Message from US:
as ops

THAILAND (4*-1)
JAPAN (4-1)
Iberia (2*-0)
283 12/5/2018 4:46:00 AM Turn 7 US Give China card #6: 4 / The China Card


282 12/5/2018 4:35:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Message didn't post a file in the dropbox
281 12/5/2018 4:34:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Play Card as Event #58: 3 / Cultural Revolution* (USSR)
If the US has The China Card, claim it face up and available for play. If the USSR already has it, USSR gains 1 VP.

Message from USSR:
I'd like to have my Chinese partners back ...
280 12/5/2018 4:31:00 AM Turn 7 US Play Card as Event #81: 0 / South America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
0 VPs
279 12/5/2018 4:13:00 AM Turn 7 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:
Zaire (0/1*)
Nigeria (1/1)
Cameroon (0/1*)
Thailand (3*/1)
278 12/4/2018 4:03:00 PM Turn 7 US Message VENEZUELA (5*-2)
277 12/4/2018 4:02:00 PM Turn 7 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
2-op coup against Venezuela (5-5)
need a 3 to reduce, 4 to control
276 12/4/2018 4:01:00 PM Turn 7 US 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 US:
as ops
275 12/4/2018 4:00:00 PM Turn 7 US Return Card to Deck Message from US:
return just one
274 12/4/2018 4:00:00 PM Turn 7 US Discard Card #52: 2 / Portuguese Empire Crumbles* (USSR)

Message from US:
very good espionage agent in Iran, discarding 4
273 12/4/2018 4:00:00 PM Turn 7 US Discard Card #55: 2 / Willy Brandt* (USSR)

Message from US:
discard 3
272 12/4/2018 3:59:00 PM Turn 7 US Discard Card #53: 2 / South African Unrest (USSR)

Message from US:
discard 2
271 12/4/2018 3:59:00 PM Turn 7 US Discard Card #9: 2 / Vietnam Revolts* (USSR)

Message from US:
discard 1
270 12/4/2018 3:57:00 PM Turn 7 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
5
269 12/4/2018 3:56:00 PM Turn 7 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
4
268 12/4/2018 3:56:00 PM Turn 7 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
3
267 12/4/2018 3:55:00 PM Turn 7 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
2
266 12/4/2018 3:55:00 PM Turn 7 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
1
265 12/4/2018 6:03:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Message ove to you for event and next card play
264 12/4/2018 6:02:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Play Card as Operations #108: 2 / Our Man in Tehran* (US)
If the US controls at least one Middle East country, the US player draws the top 5 cards from the draw pile. They may reveal and then discard any or all of these drawn cards without triggering the Event. Any remaining drawn cards are returned to the draw deck, and it is reshuffled.

Message from USSR:
1 Chile (0/3*)
1 Venezuela (5/5)
263 12/4/2018 5:27:00 AM Turn 7 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:
as ops

ARGENTINA (2*-0)
VENEZUELA (5-4)
262 12/4/2018 5:15:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Play Card as Event #54: 1 / Allende* (USSR)
USSR receives two Influence in Chile.

Message from USSR:
Chile (0/2)
261 12/4/2018 5:10:00 AM Turn 7 US Play Card as Event #66: 2 / Puppet Governments* (US)
US may add one Influence in three countries that currently contain no Influence from either power.

Message from US:
as event

ARGENTINA (1-0)
Colombia (1*-0)
Iberia (1-0)
260 12/4/2018 4:05:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Play Card as Operations #42: 3 / Quagmire* (USSR)
On the next action round, US player must discard an Operations card worth 2 or more and roll 1-4 to cancel this event. Repeat each US player phase until successful or no appropriate cards remain. If out of appropriate cards, the US player may only play scoring cards until the next turn.

Message from USSR:
2 Uruguay (0/2*)
1 Venezuela (4/4)
259 12/4/2018 3:36:00 AM Turn 7 US Message actually, no

DEFCon went to 2 the first time during the Headline of We Will Bury You, so no NORAD point

I get the NORAD point for USSR action round 1 after ABM Treaty and the subsequent coup dropping DEFCon down to 2 again.

Therefore, after my round

VENEZUELA (4-3)
BRASIL (0-4*)
258 12/4/2018 3:17:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Message you get to place 1 more influence for the 2nd time DEFCON reached 2 box
257 12/4/2018 2:52:00 AM Turn 7 US Adjust Victory Points From 10 to 7
256 12/4/2018 2:52:00 AM Turn 7 US Message 2 more in Venezuela from Missile Envy
VENEZUELA (4-3)
255 12/4/2018 2:43:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Message you're absolutely right! I confused with the other gme where I'm USA and always get the extra influence

now you get the NORAD-influence again for my coupin Brazil - and then you're good to play missile envy

sorry!
254 12/4/2018 2:27:00 AM Turn 7 US Message I dispute your entire round

First, how are you getting a NORAD point from my event?
*USA* will add 1 influence to Venezuela (2-3)

second, coup result for a 6 removes all 5 of my influence and adds 1 to you
BRASIL (0-4*) [not 5]
253 12/4/2018 2:21:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Message Brazil now (0/5*)
252 12/4/2018 2:20:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
coip in Brazil: 4 OPS + ?
251 12/4/2018 2:19:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Play Card as Event #57: 4 / ABM Treaty (Both)
Improve DEFCON one level. Then player may Conduct Operations as if they played a 4 Ops card.

Message from USSR:
coup in Brazil

NORAD gives me 1 influence in Venezuela (1/4*)
250 12/4/2018 2:18:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Message Norad gives me 1 influence in Brazil (
249 12/4/2018 2:18:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Message Norad gives me 1 influence in Brazil (
248 12/4/2018 2:15:00 AM Turn 7 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
247 12/4/2018 2:15:00 AM Turn 7 US Play Card as Operations #50: 4 / We Will Bury You'* (USSR)
Unless UN Intervention is played as an Event on the US player's next round, USSR gains 3VP prior to any US VP award. Degrade DEFCON status one level.

Message from US:
triggered by Missile Envy
246 12/4/2018 2:12:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #41: 2 / Nuclear Subs* (US)
US Coup attempts in Battleground Countries do not affect the DEFCON track for the remainder of the turn. (does not effect #40 Cuban Missile Crisis).

USSR: #49: 2 / Missile Envy (Both)
Exchange this card for the highest valued Operations card in your opponent's hand. If two or more cards are tied, opponent chooses. If the exchanged card contains your event, or an event applicable to both players, it occurs immediately. If it contains opponent's event, use Operations value without triggering event. Opponent must use this card for Operations during his next action round.

Message from USSR:
245 12/4/2018 2:08:00 AM Turn 7 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
41: 2 / Nuclear Subs* (US)
US Coup attempts in Battleground Countries do not affect the DEFCON track for the remainder of the turn.
244 12/4/2018 1:53:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Message you have to show me yur headline event before I play mine
243 12/4/2018 1:38:00 AM Turn 7 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 9 cards drawn.
USSR: 9 cards drawn.

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
242 12/4/2018 1:38:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From 11 to 10
241 12/4/2018 1:38:00 AM Turn 6 US Message USA loses 1 VP for insufficient military ops
240 12/4/2018 1:37:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Event #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:
as event

DDR (1-3)
POLAND (0-3*)
Romania (0-2)
239 12/3/2018 11:50:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message Pope first man in space ...
238 12/3/2018 11:49:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:
space roll
237 12/3/2018 11:49:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Discard Card #68: 2 / John Paul II Elected Pope* (US)

Message from USSR:
the Pope into space!
236 12/3/2018 2:35:00 PM Turn 6 US Message Botswana (2*-0)
235 12/3/2018 2:35:00 PM Turn 6 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
1-op coup against Botswana (0-1)
need a 4 to clear, 6 to control
234 12/3/2018 2:35:00 PM Turn 6 US Play Card as Operations #71: 2 / Nixon Plays the China Card* (US)
If US has The China Card, gain 2 VP. Otherwise, US player receives The China Card now, face down and unavailable for immediate play.

Message from US:
as ops
233 12/3/2018 10:05:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Event #53: 2 / South African Unrest (USSR)
USSR either adds two Influence in South Africa or adds one Influence in South Africa and two Influence in any countries adjacent to South Africa.

Message from USSR:
1 South Africa (1/1)
1 Angola (0/1*)
1 Botswana (0/1)
232 11/30/2018 6:22:00 PM Turn 6 US Discard Card #56: 4 / Muslim Revolution (USSR)

Message from US:
3-op for influence
BRASIL (5*-3)
231 11/30/2018 6:21:00 PM Turn 6 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:
cancel the Revolution
230 11/30/2018 3:18:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Operations #52: 2 / Portuguese Empire Crumbles* (USSR)
Add two USSR Influence in both the SE African States and Angola.

Message from USSR:
2 in Brazil (2/3)
229 11/30/2018 3:05:00 PM Turn 6 US 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 US:
well, that kind of did you a favor
play as ops

BRASIL (2-1)
228 11/30/2018 7:18:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Give random Strategy card to US Operations - 3 / Duck and Cover (US)

Message from USSR:
227 11/30/2018 4:43:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Event #67: 2 / Grain Sales to Soviets (US)
Randomly choose one card from USSR hand. Play it or return it. If returned (or Soviet player has no cards), use this card to conduct Operations normally.

Message from US:
as event
please give me a card
226 11/30/2018 4:24:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Operations #55: 2 / Willy Brandt* (USSR)
USSR gains 1 VP. USSR receives 1 Influence in West Germany. Cancels #21 NATO for West Germany. This event canceled/unplayable by #96 'Tear Down this Wall'.

Message from USSR:
1 VEnezuela (1/3*)
1 Brazil (0/1)
225 11/30/2018 4:19:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Event #64: 1 / Panama Canal Returned* (US)
Add one US Influence in Panama, Costa Rica and Venezuela.

Message from US:
as event

PANAMA (1-4*)
Costa Rica (1-0)
VENEZUELA (1-2)
224 11/30/2018 4:19:00 AM Turn 6 US Message your realignment rolls are beating the odds
even at +2, that second die roll clears out Mexico

MEXICO (0-0)
223 11/30/2018 12:30:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message Mexico now (1/0)
222 11/30/2018 12:29:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from USSR:
2nd try

UsSR
US +2
221 11/30/2018 12:29:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
4


Message from USSR:
realognment rolls Mexico

UsSR
US +2
220 11/30/2018 12:29:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Event #47: 2 / Junta (Both)
Place two Influence in any Central or South American country. Then you may make a free Coup attempt or Realignment roll in one of these regions (using this card's Operations Value).

Message from USSR:
2 influence in Venezuela (0/2*)
219 11/30/2018 12:28:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Return Strategy card to hand #52: 2 / Portuguese Empire Crumbles* (USSR)

Message from USSR:
218 11/30/2018 12:27:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as End Active Event #73: 3 / Shuttle Diplomacy (US)
Play in front of US player. During the next scoring of the Middle East or Asia (whichever comes first), subtract one Battleground country from the USSR total, then put this card in the discard pile. Does not count for Final Scoring at the end of Turn 10.

Message from USSR:
217 11/30/2018 12:26:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Event #52: 2 / Portuguese Empire Crumbles* (USSR)
Add two USSR Influence in both the SE African States and Angola.

Message from USSR:
Angola (0/2*)
SEA States (0/2*)
216 11/29/2018 3:33:00 PM Turn 6 US Play Card as Operations #39: 3 / Arms Race (Both)
Compare each player's status on the Military Operations Tracks. If Phasing Player has more Military Operations points, he or she scores 1VP. If Phasing Player has more Military Operatons points and has met the Required Military Operations amount, he/she scores 3 VP instead.

Message from US:
as ops for influence

BRD (5*-0)
INDIA (3-4)
215 11/29/2018 5:08:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message no file posted
214 11/29/2018 5:07:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 2 to 11
213 11/29/2018 5:07:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
Pakistan is not counted

dominance for US = 4 + 3 BC + 2 countries adjacent to Russia = 9 VP for US
212 11/29/2018 4:58:00 AM Turn 6 US 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 US:
NORAD point
INDIA (2-4)

ops for influence
IRAN (2*-0)
JAPAN (3-1)
211 11/29/2018 4:33:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message Iran empty
210 11/29/2018 4:32:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
coup roll 3 +?
209 11/29/2018 4:32:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
208 11/29/2018 4:32:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Operations #60: 3 / U2 Incident* (USSR)
USSR gains 1 VP. If UN intervention played later this turn as an Event, either by US or USSR, gain an additional 1 VP.

Message from USSR:
coup Iran
207 11/29/2018 4:28:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #73: 3 / Shuttle Diplomacy (US)
Play in front of US player. During the next scoring of the Middle East or Asia (whichever comes first), subtract one Battleground country from the USSR total, then put this card in the discard pile. Does not count for Final Scoring at the end of Turn 10.

USSR: #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 USSR:
206 11/29/2018 3:37:00 AM Turn 6 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
205 11/29/2018 3:26:00 AM Turn 6 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.
204 11/29/2018 3:26:00 AM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From 0 to 2

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