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265 11/11/2019 12:16:00 AM Turn 7 US Message succeeds ..

thank you for the game!

another one?
264 11/11/2019 12:16:00 AM Turn 7 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
sorry - didn't realize that space race could give me the victory ...

but now: space race
263 11/11/2019 12:15:00 AM Turn 7 US Discard Card #56: 4 / Muslim Revolution (USSR)

Message from US:
space race
262 11/10/2019 5:05:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Play Card as Operations #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.

Message from USSR:
so, we're just going to drag this out another card play?

Camp David:

ISRAEL (1-3)
EGYPT (3*-0)
Jordan (1-2)

then, my ops

CHILE (0-3*)
NIGERIA (0-1*)
261 11/10/2019 8:15:00 AM Turn 7 US Adjust Victory Points From 18 to 19
260 11/10/2019 8:15:00 AM Turn 7 US Play Card as Event #65: 2 / Camp David Accords* (US)
US gains 1 VP. US receives one Influence in Israel, Jordan and Egypt. Arab-Israeli War event no longer playable.

Message from US:
259 11/9/2019 2:47:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Message ARGENTINA (0-2*)
258 11/9/2019 2:47:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
257 11/9/2019 2:46:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR:
3-op coup of Argentina (2-0)
need a 3 to clear, 5 to control
256 11/9/2019 2:44:00 PM Turn 7 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:
Well, looks like you've got a 50% chance of victory next phase

You out-op'd me in Turn 1 to take a commanding position in Asia, and not having the China card hurt in the game, especially also being under Red Purge in Turn 2

Then, you happened to play Nixon just when I was planning to use the China card

this is as ops
(and this event and Romanian Abdication not happening [admittedly, some of it my choice], meant I had to shore up Europe more than usual)
255 11/3/2019 1:21:00 PM Turn 7 US Adjust Victory Points From 11 to 18
254 11/3/2019 1:20:00 PM Turn 7 US Message +7 VP: 4 dominance vs. presence; 2 BCs; 1 Afghanistan
253 11/3/2019 1:19:00 PM Turn 7 US Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
252 11/3/2019 12:39:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Message on second thought, let's remove from Canada instead
Canada (3-0)
Greece (1-3*)
251 11/3/2019 12:38:00 PM Turn 7 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:
as ops for influence
ITALY (0-2*)
250 11/3/2019 12:37:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Message all that work for Thailand, down the drain
I just didn't have enough ops last turn

Socialist Governments
ITALY (0-0)
Greece (0-3*)
249 11/3/2019 11:40:00 AM Turn 7 US 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 US:
2 Thailand (2*/0)
2 Vietnam (2*/1)
248 11/3/2019 11:12:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
You did get 2 military ops. SALT assigns a -1 DRM; it does not reduce the ops. So, no military ops points for me

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'.
247 11/3/2019 11:10:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 10 to 11
246 11/2/2019 5:18:00 AM Turn 7 US Message please show me your headline
245 11/2/2019 5:16:00 AM Turn 7 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
244 11/2/2019 5:15:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From 11 to 10
243 11/2/2019 5:15:00 AM Turn 6 US Message this was nothing - just reduced the military OPs penalty to -1 VP
242 11/2/2019 5:14:00 AM Turn 6 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:
Israel now 0/3)

coup colombia with -1 OPs
241 11/2/2019 5:13:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From 13 to 11
240 11/2/2019 5:13:00 AM Turn 6 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
Arab-Israeli War (5-6 needed)
239 11/2/2019 5:13:00 AM Turn 6 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:
first war
then coup in Colombia
238 11/2/2019 1:19:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 14 to 13
237 11/2/2019 1:19:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
score Europe for -1 VP
236 11/1/2019 7:25:00 AM Turn 6 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:

235 11/1/2019 7:25:00 AM Turn 6 US Discard Card #42: 3 / Quagmire* (USSR)

Message from US:
space race - need 1-4
234 11/1/2019 7:22:00 AM Turn 6 US Message didn't see your file in the dropbox - so I'll include USSR 5 in my next file
233 10/31/2019 10:09:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message I restarted my dropbox, so try again
232 10/31/2019 9:09:00 AM Turn 6 US Message did you post a file in dropbox?
231 10/31/2019 3:06:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 12 to 14
230 10/31/2019 3:06:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Operations #48: 1 / Kitchen Debates* (US)
If the US controls more Battleground countries than the USSR, taunt opponent and gain 2VP!

Message from USSR:
your battleground advantage is large enough that it doesn't matter if the event is before or after my ops
+2 VPs

POLAND (0-3*)
229 10/29/2019 1:29:00 AM Turn 6 US Message Egypt (2*/0)
228 10/29/2019 1:28:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Event #72: 1 / Sadat Expels Soviets* (US)
Eliminate all USSR Influence in Egypt and add one US Influence.

Message from US:
227 10/26/2019 4:46:00 AM Turn 6 US Message My laptop is beeing repaired - hope to get him back Sunday.
226 10/25/2019 8:34:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
Space Race, needing a 3
225 10/25/2019 8:34:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Discard Card #67: 2 / Grain Sales to Soviets (US)

Message from USSR:
discard to Space Race
224 10/24/2019 12:09:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Event #79: 0 / Africa Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
no - on 3rd thought I stick with my cardplay - back to you
223 10/24/2019 12:05:00 AM Turn 6 US Return Strategy card to hand #79: 0 / Africa Scoring (Both)

Message from US:
indeed I wouod like to play differently ...
222 10/23/2019 2:45:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message forgot about the -1 for the coup
Sahara (0-1*)

if that affects your scoring of Africa, feel free to play a different card
221 10/23/2019 10:13:00 AM Turn 6 US Message no VPs for either side
220 10/23/2019 10:12:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Event #79: 0 / Africa Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
219 10/23/2019 7:08:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message Sahara (0-2*)
218 10/23/2019 7:08:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
2-op coup of Saharan States (1-0)
die roll = final Soviet influence (USA influence cleared for any die roll)
217 10/23/2019 7:06:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Operations #80: 2 / One Small Step ' (Both)
If you are behind on the Space Race track, play this card to move your marker two boxes forward on the Space Race Track, gaining the VP value of the second box only.

Message from USSR:
as ops
216 10/13/2019 5:09:00 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:
OPs
1 Saharan States (1*/0)
2 Botswana (2*/0)
1 Philippines (2*/0)
215 10/12/2019 12:21:00 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:
as ops

FRANCE (2-5*)
ZAIRE (0-1*)
214 10/11/2019 7:16:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Operations #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:
2 Algeria (2*/0)
1 Sudan (1*/0)
213 10/11/2019 7:14:00 AM Turn 6 US Message Norad point in France (2/4)
212 10/10/2019 3:53:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message ANGOLA (0-2*)

You get a NORAD point before your card play
211 10/10/2019 3:53:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
210 10/10/2019 3:53:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
3-op coup of Angola (1-0), at -1 due to SALT
die roll - 1 = final Soviet influence (USA influence cleared on any die roll)
209 10/10/2019 3:46:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 10 to 12
208 10/10/2019 3:46:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
207 10/10/2019 3:46:00 PM Turn 6 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:
event first, you get 2 VPs
then ops
206 10/9/2019 4:22:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
205 10/9/2019 4:22:00 AM Turn 6 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:
Ialy 2 (2*/0)
Spain 1 (2*/0)
Angloa 1 (1*/0)
204 10/8/2019 3:49:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message POLAND (0-2)
203 10/8/2019 3:48:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from USSR:
one more time against Poland
202 10/8/2019 3:48:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
4


Message from USSR:
try Poland instead, also +1
201 10/8/2019 3:48:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from USSR:
that's more like it
ITALY 0-0

realign Turkey
USSR (first die), +1
200 10/8/2019 3:47:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from USSR:
realign Italy
USSR (first die), +2
199 10/8/2019 3:46:00 PM Turn 6 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:
as ops for realignments
198 10/8/2019 3:41:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message John Paul:

POLAND (1-2)
197 10/8/2019 3:41:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Return Strategy card to hand #7: 3 / Socialist Governments (USSR)

Message from USSR:
drawing for SALT
196 10/8/2019 3:32:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #68: 2 / John Paul II Elected Pope* (US)
Remove 2 USSR Influence in Poland and then add 1 US Influence in Poland. Allows play of #81 Solidarity.

USSR: #43: 3 / SALT Negotiations* (Both)
Improve DEFCON Status by two levels. Further Coup attempts incur -1 die roll modifier for both players for the remainder of the turn. Player may sort through discard pile and reclaim one non-scoring card, after revealing it to their opponent.

Message from USSR:
195 10/3/2019 11:08:00 AM Turn 6 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
194 10/3/2019 11:05:00 AM Turn 6 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 5

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 9 cards drawn.
193 10/3/2019 11:04:00 AM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From 8 to 10
192 10/3/2019 11:04:00 AM Turn 5 US Message no change of situation in Egypt

but USSR loses 2 VP due to mil-ops status
191 10/3/2019 11:03:00 AM Turn 5 US Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
190 10/3/2019 11:02:00 AM Turn 5 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
1 OPs coup in Egypt
189 10/2/2019 9:34:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message Iberia (1-0)
188 10/2/2019 9:34:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
1-op coup of Iberia (2-0)
need a 4 to reduce, 5 to clear
187 10/1/2019 9:23:00 AM Turn 5 US Return Strategy card to hand #72: 1 / Sadat Expels Soviets* (US)

Message from US:
186 10/1/2019 9:23:00 AM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #72: 1 / Sadat Expels Soviets* (US)
Eliminate all USSR Influence in Egypt and add one US Influence.

Message from US:
185 10/1/2019 6:31:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Message you didn't reveal your last card
184 9/27/2019 8:50:00 AM Turn 5 US Message that's my last card - you to use 1 OPs
183 9/27/2019 8:50:00 AM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
event first
182 9/26/2019 3:48:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message no effect to Turkey
181 9/26/2019 3:47:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
4


Message from USSR:
I see. Well, thank you for the well wishes.
second realignment will be against Turkey

USSR (again first), net +1
180 9/21/2019 3:30:00 PM Turn 5 US Message you probably told me - but I forgot
anyway: good luck to you bopth!

but we're still not in the same time zone since I'm living in Israel at the moment ...
179 9/21/2019 7:33:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Message THAILAND (0-0)
need to look at the board to decide second target
178 9/21/2019 7:31:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
1


Message from USSR:
realign Thailand, USSR (first die) +2
177 9/21/2019 7:28:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:
as ops for realignments
176 9/21/2019 7:28:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Message Sorry. I thought I told all my games that I would be out on my honeymoon. Guess I forgot this one.

We're in the same time zone right now, I think. Guten tag von Wien.
175 9/20/2019 2:01:00 AM Turn 5 US Message has there been a purge in the Kremlin? no one left to deal with world politics?
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*)

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