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98 7/17/2019 1:46:00 PM Turn 4 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:
Hi, as the event, placing in Africa

* American player changes US Influence in Nigeria to 1.
* American player changes US Influence in Zaire to 1.
* American player changes US Influence in Cameroon to 1.
97 7/17/2019 12:09:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 4
96 7/17/2019 12:07:00 PM Turn 4 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:
Ok, so I think based on your headline I only get 3 ops, wording of the card is a little weird.
95 7/17/2019 12:05:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message I'll remove your influence from Iran and Jordan.
94 7/17/2019 12:04:00 PM Turn 4 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: #56: 4 / Muslim Revolution (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in two of the following countries: Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan.

Message from USSR:
93 7/16/2019 8:14:00 PM Turn 4 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
92 7/16/2019 7:53:00 PM Turn 4 US End Turn Mid War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
91 7/16/2019 7:51:00 PM Turn 3 US Message 1 VP for you for Mil Ops
I'll use my 4 influence to place/break control in:

* American player changes US Influence in S. Korea to 2.
* American player changes US Influence in Mexico to 1.
90 7/16/2019 7:51:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust Victory Points From -7 to -8
89 7/16/2019 7:41:00 PM 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:
My last play
4 ops
88 7/16/2019 11:46:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR:

87 7/16/2019 11:46:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Discard Card #22: 2 / Independent Reds* (US)

Message from USSR:
Space Race
86 7/15/2019 1:12:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
85 7/15/2019 1:01:00 PM Turn 3 US Message Wow, crazy dice this game
6+1 ops is 7
2x2 stability is 4
net 3 to the USA
84 7/15/2019 1:00:00 PM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
Coup roll vs Venezuala
83 7/15/2019 1:00:00 PM Turn 3 US Discard Card #28: 3 / Suez Crisis* (USSR)

Message from US:
Blockade Discard
82 7/15/2019 1:00:00 PM Turn 3 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:
Hi, I'll coup Venezula with this 1 ops
Will also discard a 3 op Russian event to avoid the influence removal
81 7/15/2019 12:43:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:
Putting 2 in Venezuela and 1 in Saharan States.
80 7/15/2019 7:03:00 AM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
Space Race roll
79 7/15/2019 7:02:00 AM Turn 3 US Discard Card #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)

Message from US:
Hi , space race this as my next play
78 7/14/2019 9:55:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -6 to -7
77 7/14/2019 9:55:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
You battled back well here! I get 1 VP for having 1 more battleground but that's it.
76 7/14/2019 9:47:00 PM Turn 3 US Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from US:
Hi, I'll use the China Card now ..

Take Jordan and Belgium

* American player changes US Influence in Jordan to 2.
* American player changes US Influence in Benelux to 1.
* American player changes US Influence in Benelux to 2.
* American player changes US Influence in Benelux to 3.
75 7/14/2019 9:28:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -4 to -6
74 7/14/2019 9:27:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:

73 7/14/2019 9:27:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #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 USSR:
I'll try another war, worked well for me last time! You have no controlled countries next to Israel, so victory on a 4 through 6.
72 7/14/2019 3:47:00 PM Turn 3 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:
Yep, VP's look good now, thanks!
4 ops for me to counter, and 1 into Jordan as well

* American player changes VPs to 3 Soviet Victory Points.
* American player changes VPs to 4 Soviet Victory Points.
* American player changes US Influence in Spain/Portugal to 1.
* American player changes US Influence in Spain/Portugal to 2.
* American player changes US Influence in W. Germany to 4.
* American player changes US Influence in Jordan to 1.
71 7/14/2019 1:47:00 PM 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:
I'll take 2 out of Spain/Portugal and 1 out of W Germany
70 7/14/2019 1:45:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -2 to -4
69 7/14/2019 1:43:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -3 to -2
68 7/14/2019 8:19:00 AM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #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:
4 ops to Europe, back to you

* American player changes US Influence in Canada to 4.
* American player changes US Influence in Denmark to 1.
* American player changes US Influence in Denmark to 2.
* American player changes US Influence in Denmark to 3.
67 7/14/2019 8:18:00 AM Turn 3 US Message Hi, did your Asia scoring 7VP consider that I have Afghanst for a VP? (Adj to you)
66 7/13/2019 10:57:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 4 to -3
65 7/13/2019 10:57:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
That Pakistan roll was pretty huge, that flipped it to Domination for me. So that is 7, plus the 3 Battleground advantage for me, minus your 3 for presence, is a net 7 for me.
64 7/13/2019 10:54:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Shocker! Pakistan falls to the commies.
63 7/13/2019 10:53:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
Ok, now my die roll
62 7/13/2019 10:53:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 2 to 4
61 7/13/2019 10:52:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Rigged! Oh well, 2 VP's for you
60 7/13/2019 10:51:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from USSR:
First die will be mine
59 7/13/2019 10:50:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message I will participate in the Olympics, rolling for that first
58 7/13/2019 10:47:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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.

USSR: #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:
Not a good chance of this working but I do get 2 military ops either way. Need a 6

57 7/13/2019 10:24:00 PM Turn 3 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
56 7/13/2019 10:21:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
55 7/13/2019 10:20:00 PM Turn 3 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 4

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

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
54 7/13/2019 10:20:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From 0 to 2
53 7/13/2019 10:19:00 PM Turn 2 US Message I'll put 1 infl into Canada with my ops from that last card. I'll do end turn now!
US gets 2 VP for Mil Ops
52 7/13/2019 10:15:00 PM 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:
2 more infl for you in Vietn.
51 7/13/2019 10:03:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Discard Card #10: 1 / Blockade* (USSR)

Message from USSR:
Never seem to be able to catch you with this
50 7/13/2019 10:03:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Operations #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 USSR:
Only have 1 card left besides this one, so that will get discarded. 3 ops , I'll put 1 in Mexico and 2 in Libya.
49 7/12/2019 1:46:00 PM Turn 2 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 Korean war
48 7/12/2019 1:46:00 PM Turn 2 US Discard Card #11: 2 / Korean War* (USSR)

Message from US:
Cancel event with US
Use the 1 ops to incr Panama
47 7/12/2019 11:49:00 AM Turn 2 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:
I will take 3 out of Romania and 1 out of Poland, and put 2 in Brazil, 1 in Colombia, and 1 in Mexico
46 7/11/2019 10:05:00 PM Turn 2 US Message NE
Another Mil Op for me, and Defcon to 2
45 7/11/2019 10:05:00 PM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:
Egypt Coup
44 7/11/2019 10:05:00 PM Turn 2 US 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 US:
Russians make it to Space!
I'll use this, 1 ops, to coup Egypt now
43 7/11/2019 10:00:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 1 to 0
42 7/11/2019 9:59:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:

41 7/11/2019 9:59:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Discard Card #29: 3 / East European Unrest (US)

Message from USSR:
Going to Space Race this one
40 7/11/2019 8:58:00 PM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:
Lebanon coup roll, no Defcon adjmt .. not a BG
39 7/11/2019 8:57:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
Hi
I'll coup Lebanon with the 1 ops of this card.
Not playing it as the event
38 7/11/2019 12:25:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Operations #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.

Message from USSR:
So you get 3 influence in Japan, I am going to put 2 in Iraq, 1 in Syria, and 1 in Lebanon
37 7/10/2019 8:37:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From 2 to 1
36 7/10/2019 8:37:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
The US evacuates the embassy before its overrun!
1 point for you?

Each have 6 countries
You have 3 BG .. I have 1 BG and the Afghans
35 7/10/2019 11:52:00 AM Turn 2 USSR 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 USSR:
Putting 2 in Burma
34 7/10/2019 8:03:00 AM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #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:
Rts! Nice play
3 ops for this card then

merican player changes US Influence in Malaysia to 1.
* American player changes US Influence in Malaysia to 2.
* American player changes US Influence in Philippines to 2.
33 7/9/2019 10:23:00 PM Turn 2 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:
I will put 3 into South Korea
32 7/9/2019 10:22:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message So 2 VP's for you, but you also have -1 ops for the rest of the turn. On to my first turn!

31 7/9/2019 10:21:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 0 to 2
30 7/9/2019 10:20:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #18: 1 / Captured Nazi Scientist* (Both)
Advance player's Space Race marker one box.

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:
29 7/9/2019 9:01:00 PM Turn 2 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
28 7/9/2019 8:59:00 PM Turn 2 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 6 cards drawn.
27 7/9/2019 8:57:00 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:
Hate to play it, but here it is
I'll use my 1 influence to bring the Afghan's into the US' camp
26 7/9/2019 12:28:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Operations #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from USSR:
Only uncontrolled country is Czechoslovakia, so I will remove the one influence in there. I'll put 1 in South Korea
25 7/9/2019 8:08:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
24 7/9/2019 8:08:00 AM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:

23 7/9/2019 8:07:00 AM Turn 1 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:
Hi - figured you had that, but was hoping you didn't!
I'll coup Algeria with this, 2 ops

22 7/8/2019 10:05:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 5 to 0
21 7/8/2019 10:04:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
I'm sure I hid this super well! I've got 1 more battleground and domination, so that is 5 points for the Commies.
20 7/2/2019 10:59:00 PM Turn 1 US 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 US:
More commies seize power in Europe.
I'll use my 1 influence in Afghanistan
19 7/2/2019 12:08:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
Breaking out the China card early! Going with this influence placement:
* Soviet player changes USSR Influence in Finland to 4.
* Soviet player changes USSR Influence in Thailand to 2.
* Soviet player changes USSR Influence in Greece to 1.
* Soviet player changes USSR Influence in Greece to 2.
18 7/1/2019 8:20:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Ok, I'll use the 3 ops as:

* American player changes US Influence in Spain/Portugal to 1.
* American player changes US Influence in Spain/Portugal to 2.
* American player changes US Influence in Indonesia to 1.
17 7/1/2019 8:13:00 PM Turn 1 US Message I'll put 2 in Yugoslavia, 2 in Finland, and 1 in Czechoslovakia
16 6/30/2019 2:42:00 PM Turn 1 US 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 US:
Nice move sneaking in the back door via Algeria
Your event, I choose for you to resolve the event before my ops
15 6/30/2019 12:46:00 PM Turn 1 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:
Putting 3 in France
14 6/30/2019 8:34:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust Victory Points From 1 to 5
13 6/30/2019 8:34:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
A quick 4 points for the US before the Russians can send their advisors to the region!

Presence and 1 BG for me = 4VP
12 6/29/2019 11:30:00 PM Turn 1 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:
Putting 1 in Thailand, Laos/Cambodia, Vietnam, and Algeria
11 6/27/2019 8:10:00 AM Turn 1 US 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 US:
Influence in Iran to 2.
* American player changes US Influence in Pakistan to 1.
* American player changes US Influence in Pakistan to 2.
10 6/27/2019 8:09:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust Victory Points From 0 to 1
9 6/27/2019 8:09:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 3
8 6/27/2019 8:08:00 AM Turn 1 US Message Defcon down to 3
Event and the Coup of a BG
7 6/26/2019 12:43:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Well that was terrible. No effect
6 6/26/2019 12:42:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:

5 6/26/2019 12:41:00 PM Turn 1 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:
Going to play this for the ops, using it to coup Iran. You get 1 VP
4 6/26/2019 12:35:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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).

USSR: #8: 2 / Fidel* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Cuba. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Cuba for Control.
NOTE: discarded without effect.

Message from USSR:
3 6/26/2019 7:59:00 AM Turn 1 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
2 6/25/2019 4:01:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

1 6/24/2019 9:13:00 PM Turn 1 US Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

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