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174 9/12/2019 12:01:00 AM Turn 5 US Message fails :-(
173 9/12/2019 12:01:00 AM Turn 5 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:

172 9/12/2019 12:01:00 AM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #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:
as event against Iran
171 9/11/2019 7:50:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
Space Race, needing a 4
170 9/11/2019 7:48:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Discard Card #74: 2 / The Voice of America (US)

Message from USSR:
I'll also goto Space
169 9/11/2019 4:57:00 AM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From 6 to 8
168 9/11/2019 4:56:00 AM Turn 5 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:

167 9/11/2019 4:56:00 AM Turn 5 US Discard Card #61: 3 / OPEC (USSR)

Message from US:
space race
166 9/11/2019 3:04:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Message Cambodia (0-2*)
165 9/11/2019 3:03:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR:
1-op coup of Cambodia (2-0)
need a 3 to clear, 4 to control
164 9/11/2019 3:02:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #45: 1 / Summit (Both)
Both players roll a die. Each adds 1 for each Region they Dominate or Control. High roller gains 2 VP and may move DEFCON marker one level in either direction. Do not reroll ties.

Message from USSR:
as ops
163 9/11/2019 2:46:00 AM Turn 5 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 Paraguay (2*/0)

162 9/11/2019 2:39:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #54: 1 / Allende* (USSR)
USSR receives two Influence in Chile.

Message from USSR:
as event
CHILE (0-2)
161 9/10/2019 12:03:00 AM Turn 5 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:
2 South Africa (3*/0)
1 Argentina (2*/0)
160 9/9/2019 6:24:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 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 USSR:
triggering the event
159 9/9/2019 6:23:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Return Strategy card to hand #71: 2 / Nixon Plays the China Card* (US)

Message from USSR:
158 9/9/2019 6:22:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 7 to 6
157 9/9/2019 6:22:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #38: 0 / Southeast Asia Scoring* (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
I'll score 1 VP for Southeast Asia
156 9/9/2019 6:21:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Give China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
damnit, I was going to play the China card and give you the VPs
155 9/9/2019 6:20:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Discard random Strategy card Operations - 2 / Nixon Plays the China Card* (US)

Message from USSR:
discard to Five Year Plan
154 9/8/2019 11:35:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #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:
153 9/6/2019 9:01:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 10 to 7
152 9/6/2019 9:01:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #37: 0 / Central America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
presence (with no USA presence) + 1 battleground + adjacency = 3 VPs
151 9/4/2019 4:15:00 AM 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:
3 Italy (3*/0)
1 Turkey (2*/0)
150 9/3/2019 11:06:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message finally!
ITALY (0-0)
149 9/3/2019 11:06:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from USSR:
ITALY (2*-0)
well, at least it did something

Italy, one more time, still USSR +1
148 9/3/2019 11:05:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
this is proving pointless :-p
here's the USA half of the second roll
147 9/3/2019 11:04:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
again
146 9/3/2019 11:04:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from USSR:
realign Italy, USSR (first die) +1
145 9/3/2019 11:04:00 PM Turn 5 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:
as ops
144 9/3/2019 11:04:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message my event 2 in Mexico, 1 in Panama
then, Panama Canal Returned

MEXICO (0-2*)
VENEZUELA (7*-0)
PANAMA (2-1)
Costa Rica (1-0)
143 9/3/2019 10:58:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #64: 1 / Panama Canal Returned* (US)
Add one US Influence in Panama, Costa Rica and Venezuela.

USSR: #75: 2 / Liberation Theology (USSR)
Add three USSR Influence in Central America, no more than two per country.

Message from USSR:
142 9/3/2019 9:45:00 AM Turn 5 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
141 9/3/2019 9:43:00 AM Turn 5 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 5

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
140 9/3/2019 9:43:00 AM Turn 4 US Message Venezuela (6*/0)
139 9/3/2019 9:41:00 AM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
3 + 1 + ?
138 9/3/2019 9:41:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #51: 3 / Brezhnev Doctrine* (USSR)
All further Operations cards played by the USSR this turn increase their Ops value by one (to a maximum of 4).

Message from US:
coup in Venezuela
137 9/2/2019 5:57:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message oops! forgot DEFCON is 4 not 5
Iberia (2*-0)

place 3 in Yugoslavia instead (1-4*)
136 9/2/2019 5:52:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message Iberia (0-0)
135 9/2/2019 5:52:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
3-op coup of Iberia (2-0)
need a 3 to clear, 5 to control
134 9/2/2019 5:50:00 PM Turn 4 USSR 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 USSR:
thought you might have at least one battleground by now

as ops
133 9/2/2019 2:59:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #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.

Message from US:
3 OPs for Gulf States (3*/0)
132 8/30/2019 11:34:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message Lebanon (0-2*)
131 8/30/2019 11:34:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
1-op coup of Lebanon (1-0)
need a 2 to clear, 3 to control
130 8/30/2019 11:33:00 PM Turn 4 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:
as ops
129 8/29/2019 3:36:00 PM Turn 4 US Message Argentina (1/0)
128 8/29/2019 3:35:00 PM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
coup Argentina
3 + 1 + ?
127 8/29/2019 3:35:00 PM Turn 4 US 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 US:
coup Argentina
126 8/28/2019 5:32:00 AM Turn 4 USSR 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 USSR:
as ops for influence

ARGENTINA (0-1)
Greece (1-3*)
Colombia (0-1*)
125 8/23/2019 4:29:00 PM Turn 4 US Message Laos (2*/0)
124 8/23/2019 4:29:00 PM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:
Laos 2 + ?
123 8/23/2019 4:29:00 PM Turn 4 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:
coup Laos
122 8/22/2019 3:37:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message Malaysia (0-3*)
121 8/22/2019 3:37:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
3-op coup of Malaysia (2-0)
need a 3 to clear, 5 to control
120 8/22/2019 3:36:00 PM Turn 4 USSR 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 USSR:
DEFCon is still 4; you played Nuclear Subs
as ops
119 8/22/2019 3:36:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 2 to 4
118 8/22/2019 4:31:00 AM Turn 4 US Message Brazil (4*/0)
117 8/22/2019 4:30:00 AM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
coup roll Brazil 3 + ? + 1
116 8/22/2019 4:30:00 AM Turn 4 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
115 8/22/2019 4:30:00 AM Turn 4 US 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 US:
coup in Brazil
114 8/22/2019 4:29:00 AM Turn 4 US Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
113 8/22/2019 2:00:00 AM Turn 4 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:
as ops
VENEZUELA (1-1)
Uruguay (0-1)
112 8/21/2019 5:53:00 PM Turn 4 US Message yes - sorry - you're right.
111 8/21/2019 5:46:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message your math is off
normally a 6 would just empty it, but your +1 DRM gives you 1 influence

VENEZUELA (1-0)
please confirm
110 8/21/2019 4:12:00 PM Turn 4 US Message Venezuela (3*/0)
109 8/21/2019 4:12:00 PM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:
coup 3 + ? + 1
108 8/21/2019 4:11:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #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.

Message from US:
coup Venezuela
107 8/21/2019 2:01:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 2 to 4
106 8/21/2019 2:01:00 AM Turn 4 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:
as event
set DEFCon to 4
105 8/19/2019 4:04:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #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:
104 8/15/2019 4:43:00 PM Turn 4 USSR 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 USSR:
as ops

BRASIL (0-2*)
Greece (1-2)
103 8/15/2019 4:34:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
102 8/15/2019 4:34:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
VENEZUELA (0-2*)

then 2-op coup of Panama (1-0) at -1 due to Death Squads, need a 4 to clear, 6 to control
101 8/15/2019 4:22:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #69: 2 / Latin American Death Squads (Both)
All of the player's Coup attempts in Central and South America are +1 for the remainder of the turn, while all opponent's Coup attempts are -1 for the remainder of the turn.

USSR: #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:
100 8/15/2019 7:14:00 AM Turn 4 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
99 8/15/2019 7:12:00 AM Turn 4 US End Turn Mid War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 9 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
98 8/15/2019 7:12:00 AM Turn 3 US Message military ops
97 8/15/2019 7:12:00 AM Turn 3 US Adjust Victory Points From 12 to 10
96 8/15/2019 7:10:00 AM 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:
Egypt (1/2)

1 Turkey (1/0)
95 8/15/2019 5:35:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 7 to 12
94 8/15/2019 5:35:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
USA dominance + 3 battlegrounds = 5 VPs
93 8/15/2019 4:26:00 AM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from US:
1 Canada (4*/0)
92 8/13/2019 6:28:00 PM Turn 3 USSR 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 USSR:
you get 1 in Yugoslavia
I'll place 1 each in Greece and Jordan

including your 1-op into Greece, board now looks like this:

Yugoslavia (1-1)
Greece (1-1)
Jordan (0-2*)
91 8/11/2019 11:21:00 AM Turn 3 US Message sorry - travelling in Germany during my vacation - keep forgetting that you've played Red Scare
please, put 1 influence into Greece
90 8/6/2019 2:49:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message 1. Turkey is empty, so it would require 2-ops to control it.
2. You are not adjacent to Turkey.
89 8/6/2019 8:20:00 AM Turn 3 US Discard Card #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)

Message from US:
2 Turkey (2*/0)
88 8/6/2019 8:19:00 AM 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:
87 8/6/2019 1:06:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
as event

Greece and Turkey (0-0)
86 8/5/2019 7:07:00 PM Turn 3 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:
Canada (3/0)
Turkey (1/0)
Ital (3*/0)
W. Germany (5*/0)
Benelux (1/0)
Denmark (1/0)
Finland (1/0)
85 8/5/2019 4:56:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Message FRANCE (1-4*)
Jordan (0-1)
84 8/4/2019 6:20:00 PM Turn 3 US Message 1 France (1/3)

please include in your next file.
83 8/3/2019 9:01:00 PM Turn 3 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:
event first
82 8/3/2019 5:28:00 PM Turn 3 US Discard Card #28: 3 / Suez Crisis* (USSR)

Message from US:
81 8/3/2019 5:28:00 PM Turn 3 US Return Strategy card to hand #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)

Message from US:
80 8/2/2019 10:10:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Red Scare prevents you from Spacing Decolonization
79 8/2/2019 7:16:00 PM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:

78 8/2/2019 7:16:00 PM Turn 3 US Discard Card #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)

Message from US:
space race
77 8/2/2019 2:35:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
as event
76 8/2/2019 5:33:00 AM Turn 3 US Adjust Victory Points From 0 to 7
75 8/2/2019 5:33:00 AM Turn 3 US Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:

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