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293 6/21/2019 8:44:00 PM Turn 7 US Message Want to start another game? This or Wellington?
292 6/21/2019 4:25:00 PM Turn 7 US Play Card as Event #79: 0 / Africa Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
Round 1

I believe I still have all five battlegrounds (though you emptied Morocco) which gives me control for 6 points plus 5 for the five BGs for 11. You don't have presence, so it's all 11 for me, up to 20.

I drew Africa Scoring among the Ask Not redraws
291 6/21/2019 3:23:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Message excellent
290 6/21/2019 3:22:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:

289 6/21/2019 3:22:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Discard Card #63: 2 / Colonial Rear Guards (US)

Message from USSR:
288 6/21/2019 1:08:00 PM Turn 7 US Message Now your discard
287 6/21/2019 1:07:00 PM Turn 7 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
Fourth replacement card
286 6/21/2019 1:07:00 PM Turn 7 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
Third replacement card
285 6/21/2019 1:07:00 PM Turn 7 US Draw Extra Strategy card NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
Message from US:
Second replacement card
284 6/21/2019 1:07:00 PM Turn 7 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
First replacement card
283 6/21/2019 1:06:00 PM Turn 7 US Discard Card #72: 1 / Sadat Expels Soviets* (US)

Message from US:
Fourth discard
282 6/21/2019 1:06:00 PM Turn 7 US Discard Card #52: 2 / Portuguese Empire Crumbles* (USSR)

Message from US:
Third discard
281 6/21/2019 1:06:00 PM Turn 7 US Discard Card #69: 2 / Latin American Death Squads (Both)

Message from US:
Seco d discard
280 6/21/2019 1:06:00 PM Turn 7 US Discard Card #42: 3 / Quagmire* (USSR)

Message from US:
First discard
279 6/21/2019 1:06:00 PM Turn 7 US Message Okay, so I do my headline first. I will discard and draw four cards.

Then Chile goes to 0/2.

Then you've still got to discard to end the Bear Trap
278 6/21/2019 12:56:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #77: 3 / Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for you…'* (US)
US Player may discard up to entire hand (including Scoring cards) and draw replacements from the deck. The number of cards discarded must be decided prior to drawing any replacements.

USSR: #54: 1 / Allende* (USSR)
USSR receives two Influence in Chile.

Message from USSR:
277 6/18/2019 8:55:00 PM Turn 7 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
My headline is:

#77: 3 / Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for you…'* (US)

US Player may discard up to entire hand (including Scoring cards) and draw replacements from the deck. The number of cards discarded must be decided prior to drawing any replacements.
276 6/18/2019 2:54:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Message 6-3 =3

so your 3 are out. now 0/0 influence
275 6/18/2019 2:53:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:

274 6/18/2019 2:53:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Message The second coup will be in Morocco.

3 Ip vs 6 defense so minus 3 to die roll
273 6/18/2019 11:46:00 AM Turn 7 US Message Close, but. . .

1. 6 + 1 is 7, so my 1 comes out of Colombia and you get 6 (not 4) in the country. Colombia now 0/6*

2. On the Che card, if you remove IP on the first roll, you get a second roll. So pick another non-BG and roll again.
272 6/18/2019 11:42:00 AM Turn 7 USSR End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 2 cards drawn.
271 6/18/2019 11:41:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message 1 us ip removed 4 into Columbia now 0/4*
270 6/18/2019 11:39:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:

269 6/18/2019 11:39:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message Mill ops vs Columbia

3 to 2, so plus one to die roll
268 6/18/2019 11:19:00 AM Turn 6 US Message (Not sure if you've seen this part of the interface.) After you do the coups, you can just press End Turn. ACTS will ask you again if you really want to end the turn. If you press it again, ACTS will deal the cards and raise Defcon back to 3. Ready for the next turn.
267 6/18/2019 11:16:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From 16 to 9
266 6/18/2019 11:15:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Operations #107: 3 / Che (USSR)
USSR may immediately make a Coup attempt using this card's Operations value against a non-battleground country in Central America, South America, or Africa. If the Coup removes any US Influence, USSR may make a second Coup attempt against a different target under the same restrictions.

Message from US:
Round 7.

I will do the Ops first.

2 IP in Argentina (2*/0)
1 more IP in Uruguay (3*/0)

Now you get to do the event. My three non-BG countries are Morocco, Uruguay and Colombia

After you do the event, you will have MilOps (since the card doesn't say it is a free Coup attempt) and I will not have MilOps this turn. That will be 7 VP for you this turn.

Pretty good for sitting doing nothing. :-)

Then you can go ahead and deal the cards if you want.
265 6/18/2019 11:11:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Operations #36: 3 / Brush War (Both)
Attack any country with a stability of 1 or 2. Roll a die and subtract 1 for every adjacent enemy controlled country. Success on 3-6. Player adds 3 to his Military Ops track. Effects of Victory: Player gains 1 VP and replace all opponent's Influence with his Influence.

Message from US:
Round 6. For the ops

You get 2 VP because of Flower Power. that's 5 VP this turn

2 IP in Uruguay (2*/0)
1 IP in West Germany (7*/2)
264 6/18/2019 11:09:00 AM Turn 6 US Message Whiff
263 6/18/2019 11:08:00 AM Turn 6 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
Decolonization to the space race.

Need 1 thru 3 to get to the third box
262 6/18/2019 11:08:00 AM Turn 6 US Discard Card #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)

Message from US:
Round 5. To the space race.

Need 1 thru 3 to get to the third box
261 6/18/2019 11:07:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Operations #61: 3 / OPEC (USSR)
USSR gains 1 VP for each of the following countries he controls: Egypt, Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Gulf States, and Venezuela. Unplayable as an event if #86 'North Sea Oil' is in effect.

Message from US:
Round 4.

You get 3 VP (Iraq, Gulf States, Saudi Arabia)

2 IP in Brazil (2*/0)
1 IP in France (8*/4)
260 6/18/2019 11:04:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Operations #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).

Message from US:
Round 3. For the ops

2 IP in Venezuela (2*/0)
259 6/18/2019 11:03:00 AM Turn 6 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:
Round 2. For the ops

1 IP in Colombia (1*/0)
258 6/18/2019 10:58:00 AM Turn 6 US Message You just did it. In a face-to-face game, there's nothing to 'do'. You just tell me you have to pass. In this environmental, 'telling me something' is sending a Message.

So I finish out the turn, deal the cards and show you my headline for the next turn.
257 6/18/2019 10:23:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message How do I pass since I have no cards that can be used to end Bear Trap. No scoring cards either!!!!
256 6/18/2019 10:18:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
255 6/17/2019 4:15:00 PM Turn 6 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:
Round 1.

First I will pull 2 IP out of Turkey, cancelling the Cuban Missile Crisis

Then I will use this card to put 2 IP back into Turkey (now back to 2*/0.

Cuban Missile Crisis no longer in effect
254 6/17/2019 4:13:00 PM Turn 6 US Play Card as Event #40: 3 / Cuban Missile Crisis* (Both)
Set DEFCON to Level 2. Any further Coup attempt by your opponent this turn, anywhere on the board, will result in Global Thermonucelar War. Your opponent will lose the game. This card may be canceled at any time if the USSR player removes two Influence from Cuba or the US player removes two Influence from West Germany or Turkey.

Message from US:
Hmm. No choice to make it an Active Event. Oh well
253 6/17/2019 4:12:00 PM Turn 6 US Return Strategy card to hand #40: 3 / Cuban Missile Crisis* (Both)

Message from US:
To make it an Active Event so we see it on our card choice page
252 6/17/2019 3:01:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
For Bear trap
251 6/17/2019 3:01:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Discard Card #29: 3 / East European Unrest (US)

Message from USSR:
Russian Round 1

Discard
250 6/17/2019 2:59:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message I have them now?????
249 6/17/2019 2:58:00 PM Turn 6 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: #40: 3 / Cuban Missile Crisis* (Both)
Set DEFCON to Level 2. Any further Coup attempt by your opponent this turn, anywhere on the board, will result in Global Thermonucelar War. Your opponent will lose the game. This card may be canceled at any time if the USSR player removes two Influence from Cuba or the US player removes two Influence from West Germany or Turkey.

Message from USSR:
248 6/17/2019 2:56:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message For some reason, I did not get any new cards at the beginning of turn 6. I still have the left over cards from the previous turn.

247 6/17/2019 2:47:00 PM Turn 6 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
My headline is:

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).

Make it a little tougher to get rid of the Bear Trap.
246 6/17/2019 2:45:00 PM Turn 6 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 6 cards drawn.
245 6/17/2019 2:45:00 PM Turn 5 US Message And we're on to the next turn.
244 6/17/2019 2:45:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From 14 to 16
243 6/17/2019 2:45:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #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:
Round 7. You're in the Bear Trap. You have to discard in your first round of next turn.

I got MilOps back in entry 210. You didn't get MilOps this turn. 2 VP to me.
242 6/17/2019 2:36:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message Russian Round 7

Playing China card for ops

2 ips in UK now 6*/1 US control

1 Ip in Iraq now 0/4* Russian control

1 Ip in Jordan mow 0/1 Russian influence
241 6/12/2019 2:50:00 PM Turn 5 US Message We can discuss it tonight
240 6/12/2019 2:37:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message I Miss read it game over I lose
239 6/12/2019 2:36:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message 2 Us influence removed and 2 Russian in. Defcon now at 4

4 russian Millops

now 0/2* in Panama
238 6/12/2019 2:35:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:

237 6/12/2019 2:35:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
coup in Central America

Panama

4 ops versus 4 defence no mod to die roll
236 6/12/2019 2:27:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From 12 to 14
235 6/12/2019 2:12:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
Round 6. For the ops

2 IP in Libya (2*/0)
234 6/12/2019 1:21:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #78: 3 / Alliance For Progress* (US)
Gain 1VP for each US controlled Battleground country in Central and South America.

Message from USSR:
Russian turn 6

You have gain 2 vps, now at 14

I put all 3 Ip in Gulf states, now 0/3*
233 6/10/2019 5:37:00 PM Turn 5 US Message I typed incorrectly. I actually only added 2 IP to West Germany.

It was at 4/2 in entry 206 and it is now at 6*/2
232 6/10/2019 3:05:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From 13 to 12
231 6/10/2019 3:04:00 PM Turn 5 US 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 US:
Round 5.

You get 1 VP. And I hope you don't have UN Intervention.

1 IP in France (7*/4)
3 IP in West Germany (6*/2)
230 6/10/2019 2:38:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message space race successful. You have to show Headlines card first.
229 6/10/2019 2:37:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:

228 6/10/2019 2:36:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message Round 5 russian

I forgot to note that it is space race
227 6/10/2019 2:34:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Discard Card #71: 2 / Nixon Plays the China Card* (US)

Message from USSR:
226 6/9/2019 9:02:00 PM Turn 5 US Give China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from US:
Have a China card
225 6/9/2019 9:01:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
Round 4. Your event happens.

I'll use the 3 ops to put all three IP into France.

Now 6/4
224 6/9/2019 9:00:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Actually you should have played Shuttle Diplomacy for the event. Even though you used the ops, my event happens.

But it doesn't really matter because the card never gets removed from the deck.

But now you know. Asia or Middle East
223 6/9/2019 8:55:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:
Russian Round 4

3 Ips in France now 3/4 influence
222 6/9/2019 5:06:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From 14 to 13
221 6/9/2019 5:06:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #38: 0 / Southeast Asia Scoring* (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
ROund 3.

I have 3 countries.

You have three countries, including Thailand which is worth 2.

Net 1 VP to you
220 6/9/2019 5:01:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message Russian Round 3

1 Ip in Laos / Cambodia 0/1*
219 6/9/2019 4:52:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Lone Gunman was your Round 3 card
218 6/9/2019 4:45:00 PM Turn 5 US Message # 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.

# 57 - 4 / ABM Treaty (Both)
Improve DEFCON one level. Then player may Conduct Operations as if they played a 4 Ops card.

# 38 - 0 / Southeast Asia Scoring* (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

# 36 - 3 / Brush War (Both)
Attack any country with a stability of 1 or 2. Roll a die and subtract 1 for every adjacent enemy controlled country. Success on 3-6. Player adds 3 to his Military Ops track. Effects of Victory: Player gains 1 VP and replace all opponent's Influence with his Influence.

# 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.

# 79 - 0 / Africa Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

# 76 - 3 / Ussuri River Skirmish* (US)
If the USSR has The China Card, claim it face up and available for play. If the US already has The China Card, add 4 US Influence in Asia, no more than 2 per country.

# 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.

# 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.

And I have the China card, though it doesn't count as being in my hand.
217 6/9/2019 4:40:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #62: 1 / Lone Gunman'* (USSR)
US Player reveals his hand. Then the USSR may Conduct Operations as if they played a 1 Op card.

Message from USSR:
216 6/9/2019 4:28:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
215 6/9/2019 4:28:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From 3 to 14
214 6/9/2019 4:28:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #79: 0 / Africa Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
Round 2.

You don't have Presence.

I Control Africa (all BGs and more countries than the opponent) for 6 VP and all five BGs for 5 more VP.

Total 11 VP
213 6/9/2019 4:26:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From -3 to 3
212 6/9/2019 4:26:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Asia can't be Dominated if both players have the same number of Battlegrounds.

To Dominate, a player needs:

A. More total countries
B. More Battlegrounds and
C. At least one non-Battleground.

But we don't have the same number of Battlegrounds.

I control Taiwan, and because you played Formosan Resolution in entry 40 (and I reminded you in entry 42) and I haven't played the China card, I have 4 BGs to your 3 BGs, so I do Dominate.

You have Presence and 3 BGs for 6 VP.

I Dominate (7 VP) with 4 BGs (4 more VP) and Afghanistan which is adjacent to you (1 more VP) for a total of 12 VP.

Net 6 VP for me.
211 6/9/2019 3:30:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
Russian Round 2

You Dominate bur we are equal on Battle grounds

score 7/3 4 vp to you current vp total is +1
210 6/9/2019 3:03:00 PM Turn 5 US Message 2 USSR out, 4 US in. Egypt now 4*/0

4 US MilOps

DefCon to 2.

Because of NORAD, I will place 1 IP in Malaysia which goes to 2*/0
209 6/9/2019 3:01:00 PM Turn 5 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
Coup in Egypt. 4 card - 4 defense = dr (no mod)
208 6/9/2019 3:01:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #57: 4 / ABM Treaty (Both)
Improve DEFCON one level. Then player may Conduct Operations as if they played a 4 Ops card.

Message from US:
Round 1. For the ops (not the event)

Coup in Egypt. 4 card - 4 defense = dr (no mod)
207 6/9/2019 2:59:00 PM Turn 5 US Message From the Ussuri River Skirmish headline, i will place:

2 IP In Pakistan (2*/0)
1 IP in Malaysia (1/0)
1 IP in Indonesia (1*/0)
206 6/9/2019 2:57:00 PM Turn 5 US Message West Germany was 5/2 (entry 185). After Socialist Governments, it is now at 4/2.
205 6/9/2019 2:28:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message Russian Round 1

2 ops from previous turn voice of America in N. Korea
now 0/3*
204 6/9/2019 2:23:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #76: 3 / Ussuri River Skirmish* (US)
If the USSR has The China Card, claim it face up and available for play. If the US already has The China Card, add 4 US Influence in Asia, no more than 2 per country.

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 USSR:
Russian Turn 5 Headline event

Remove 1 Ip from W Germany now 4/3

Remove 1 Ip from France now 3/1

Remove 1 Ip from Italy now 3*/0
203 6/9/2019 12:19:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Just a gentle reminder it's your turn
202 6/7/2019 5:08:00 PM Turn 5 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
My headline
201 6/7/2019 5:05:00 PM Turn 5 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 9 cards drawn.
200 6/7/2019 5:05:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #74: 2 / The Voice of America (US)
Remove four USSR Influence from non-European countries. No more than two may be removed from any one country.

Message from US:
Event occurs

2 IP from Pakistan (now empty)
2 IP from North Korea (now 0/1)

That's it for the turn. We both have MilOps.

On to the next turn. You have to play 2 Ops (from Missile Envy) for your first card play
199 6/7/2019 5:00:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Give card to US #74: 2 / The Voice of America (US)

Message from USSR:
Here it is
198 6/7/2019 4:58:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message yes I did

3 Ips in Romania

now 3/6*
197 6/7/2019 6:34:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #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 US:
Round 7. For the event

Give me your last card. I'll do what's necessary and then I'll end the turn
196 6/7/2019 6:34:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #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 US:
Round 7. For the event

Give me your last card. I'll do what's necessary and then I'll end the turn
195 6/7/2019 6:33:00 AM Turn 4 US Message By the way, that was your Round 7.
194 6/7/2019 6:32:00 AM Turn 4 US Message (Just to keep things moving) You said you were going to take back Romania - Now 3/6*

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