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166 8/9/2019 8:19:00 PM Master ID = 24692 Game Deleted
165 8/8/2019 8:32:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message Switching sides?
164 8/8/2019 8:31:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -15 to -20
163 8/8/2019 8:31:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
I will go ahead and end your pain (indeed not much has gone your way).

Domination to Presence
7 - 3 = 4
4 - 1 = 3 for battlegrounds

Total +7

(Even if you put all 4 influence from your event in there would not have stopped me).
162 8/8/2019 8:29:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message 1 in South Africa, 2 in Botswana

161 8/8/2019 8:24:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Thailand, South Africa, Angola, Nigeria
160 8/8/2019 8:23:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message Same value, you play first.
159 8/8/2019 8:21:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #63: 2 / Colonial Rear Guards (US)
Add one US Influence in each of four different African and/or Southeast Asian countries.

USSR: #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:
158 8/8/2019 8:21:00 PM Turn 5 US Message yes sir.
157 8/8/2019 8:19:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -13 to -15
156 8/8/2019 8:19:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message I think I get 2 more VP for lack of MILOPS for the US.
155 8/8/2019 7:47:00 PM Turn 5 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
154 8/8/2019 7:46:00 PM Turn 5 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
153 8/8/2019 7:45:00 PM Turn 4 US 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 US:
your event

1 in West Germany
1 in Cuba

152 8/8/2019 7:42:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -12 to -13
151 8/8/2019 7:41:00 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:
Really surprised you didn't want that last event.
Well, third time I have had this card, finally playing it.
2 in Burma and 1 in Laos/Cambodia
150 8/8/2019 6:27:00 AM Turn 4 US 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 US:
2 Ops to Cuba

149 8/8/2019 12:19:00 AM Turn 4 USSR 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 USSR:
Tempting to go for a big coup in the Middle East, but I will just use it for ops.
3 in Saudi Arabia and 1 in Angola
148 8/7/2019 8:40:00 PM Turn 4 US Message US will lose 1 Ops

Angola is now 2,2

file on the way sir.


147 8/7/2019 8:39:00 PM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
4


Message from US:
US will be 1st Roll


146 8/7/2019 8:39:00 PM Turn 4 US Message realign Angola for 2nd roll

US +2
USSR +1


145 8/7/2019 8:38:00 PM Turn 4 US Message
Cuba is now 0,0


144 8/7/2019 8:38:00 PM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from US:
US will be 1st dice


143 8/7/2019 8:37:00 PM Turn 4 US 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 US:
realign Cuba

US +1
USSR +1

142 8/7/2019 9:27:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Message Missed. Would have been nice to see the headlines.
141 8/7/2019 9:26:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
space shot #2
140 8/7/2019 9:26:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Discard Card #71: 2 / Nixon Plays the China Card* (US)

Message from USSR:
Nixon visits DeGaulle
139 8/7/2019 9:25:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Message Sorry, missed your play. Must have deleted the messages not knowing they were new, good I checked acts.

138 8/4/2019 4:35:00 PM Turn 4 US Message That would be a no.

Have a great time!!

(no file sir)
137 8/4/2019 4:34:00 PM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:

136 8/4/2019 4:34:00 PM Turn 4 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:
off to space with this bad boy.

135 8/4/2019 4:31:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -10 to -12
134 8/4/2019 4:30:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
Space Shot
133 8/4/2019 4:30:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Discard Card #66: 2 / Puppet Governments* (US)

Message from USSR:
SPACE PUPPETS!
132 8/4/2019 4:26:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
I was not going to say that out loud but I'm glad you did.

When you hot your hot!

2 into Angola

131 8/4/2019 4:06:00 PM Turn 4 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:
And of course I have the perfect counter to your move.
130 8/4/2019 3:53:00 PM Turn 4 US 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 US:
Play for Ops

2 in South Africa, 1 in Angola

129 8/4/2019 3:48:00 PM Turn 4 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:
Although points played, still will go heavy into South America while I can.
1 in Venezuela
2 in Brazil
1 in Algeria
128 8/4/2019 3:45:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message Smart play, unless you had a card to get in, I wasn't going to give you any chance too, and my next card would have been control of a bunch more battlegrounds.
127 8/4/2019 3:33:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -7 to -10
126 8/4/2019 3:33:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #81: 0 / South America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:

I see this as 3 points.

125 8/4/2019 3:26:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
124 8/4/2019 3:26:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:
Use the 2 CP as coups in Libya to bring the DEFCON down.
123 8/4/2019 3:24:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message Yes, funny how acts does things sometimes.
122 8/4/2019 3:22:00 PM Turn 4 US Message the two cards I discarded are still in my hand unable to be drawn.

back to you sir


121 8/4/2019 3:20:00 PM Turn 4 US Discard Card #20: 2 / Olympic Games (Both)

Message from US:
120 8/4/2019 3:20:00 PM Turn 4 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
last one
119 8/4/2019 3:20:00 PM Turn 4 US Return Card to Deck Message from US:
118 8/4/2019 3:19:00 PM Turn 4 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
4
117 8/4/2019 3:19:00 PM Turn 4 US Return Card to Deck Message from US:
116 8/4/2019 3:19:00 PM Turn 4 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
3
115 8/4/2019 3:18:00 PM Turn 4 US Return Card to Deck Message from US:
114 8/4/2019 3:18:00 PM Turn 4 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
2
113 8/4/2019 3:18:00 PM Turn 4 US Discard Card #60: 3 / U2 Incident* (USSR)

Message from US:
112 8/4/2019 3:17:00 PM Turn 4 US Draw Extra Strategy card
111 8/4/2019 1:51:00 PM Turn 4 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:
This is a strange card. So you draw 5 cards and either discard them or use the return to deck and reshuffle button (without showing me).

You can do that first before my 2 ops.
110 8/4/2019 1:48:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message That's exciting, I will add 1 in Venezuela.
109 8/4/2019 1:28:00 PM Turn 4 US Message yes, yes I do sir. I'm holding card 81. South America Scoring


108 8/4/2019 12:42:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #104: 2 / Cambridge Five (USSR)
The US player exposes all scoring cards in their hand. The USSR player may then add 1 Influence in any single region named on one of these scoring cards (USSR choice). Cannot be played as an event in Late War.

Message from USSR:
My headline, do you have any scoring cards?
107 8/4/2019 12:40:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message Suppose you meant that as your headline.
106 8/4/2019 12:35:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #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 US:
105 8/4/2019 12:33:00 PM Turn 4 US Message you will pick up 1 VP for me not getting all my required work done.


104 8/4/2019 12:32:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -6 to -7
103 8/4/2019 12:32:00 PM Turn 4 US End Turn Mid War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 9 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
102 8/4/2019 12:32:00 PM Turn 3 US Message please the 1 in France.

this will end the day.


101 8/4/2019 9:31:00 AM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)
Add one USSR Influence in each of any four African an/or SE Asian countries.

Message from US:
Sadly, your play was outstanding this round and I'm force to play this.

Let's do the event first, I'll update the file on my end.

100 8/4/2019 8:40:00 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:
Remove 1 in France and 2 in Turkey
99 8/4/2019 8:39:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Message Yes, Red Scare/Purge for 2 of the first 3 turns is really nasty.

2 in Bulgaria
2 in Yugoslavia
1 in Czechoslovakia
98 8/4/2019 7:56:00 AM Turn 3 US Message
please remove: 1 Indonesia


97 8/4/2019 7:25:00 AM Turn 3 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:

1 Indonesia, 2 Mexico

and now your event sir.
96 8/3/2019 8:28:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message sent
95 8/3/2019 8:22:00 PM Turn 3 US Message
Google has done something with our post and I can't find it.

Can you resend our last file


94 8/3/2019 8:10:00 PM Turn 3 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:
Not as attractive now.
Will put 2 into Argentina.
93 8/3/2019 8:00:00 PM Turn 3 US Discard Card #17: 3 / DeGaulle Leads France* (USSR)

Message from US:
I would have spaced this card as it has enough ops.

Since I already rolled, I don't think it fair I get a second roll.

92 8/3/2019 7:59:00 PM Turn 3 US Return Strategy card to hand #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)

Message from US:
Returning this to my hand.
91 8/3/2019 7:55:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message CLYDE,

Cannot space shot Decolonization. For you, it is only a 1 point card :-(

DAVE
90 8/3/2019 7:54:00 PM Turn 3 US Message
rrr, no sir. Let me get the file updated


89 8/3/2019 7:53:00 PM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
space?


88 8/3/2019 7:52:00 PM Turn 3 US Discard Card #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)

Message from US:
my turn for a space try

87 8/3/2019 7:52:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
86 8/3/2019 7:40:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
space shot
85 8/3/2019 7:40:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Discard Card #103: 2 / Defectors (US)

Message from USSR:
Attempting another animal
84 8/3/2019 7:28:00 PM Turn 3 US Message
2x2=4

Card 1 + die of 5

Algeria is 0,0


83 8/3/2019 7:27:00 PM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
Algeria...

82 8/3/2019 7:26:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #8: 2 / Fidel* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Cuba. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Cuba for Control.

Message from US:

Your event sir.

I'll Coup Algeria.

81 8/3/2019 7:21:00 PM Turn 3 US Discard Card #27: 4 / US/Japan Mutual Defense Pact* (US)

Message from US:

still a good trade.

80 8/3/2019 7:19:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #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 USSR:
Still a long game and lots can happen.
As event.
Since all your cards are -1, let's see if you have one of those "4" point cards.
NO FILE
79 8/3/2019 7:01:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Event #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from US:
well crap, good play.

I'll take the event and I'll look to take one from France.

78 8/2/2019 9:54:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -4 to -6
77 8/2/2019 9:50:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
invasion!
76 8/2/2019 9:50:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #11: 2 / Korean War* (USSR)
North Korea invades South Korea. Roll one die, and subtract 1 for every US Controlled country adjacent to South Korean. USSR Victory on modified die roll 4-6. USSR adds 2 to Military Operations Track. Effects of Victory: USSR gains 2 VP and replace all US Influence in South Korea with USSR Influence.

Message from USSR:
Think this is my best chance.
75 8/2/2019 9:45:00 PM Turn 3 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:

1 to Egypt, 1 to Pakistan

74 8/2/2019 9:40:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
Europe is just too tricky to screw around with. I will just take the 0 point wash. NO FILE so you can add your 1 to France.
73 8/2/2019 9:30:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message ok

72 8/2/2019 9:25:00 PM Turn 3 US Message
can you add 1 Op to France prior to starting your Turn 1?


71 8/2/2019 9:22:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Socialist Governments
Blockade
Cambridge Five
Arab Israeli War
Korean War
Defectors
Europe Scoring

Red Scare (played)

You get your one op
70 8/2/2019 9:19:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #26: 1 / CIA Created* (US)
USSR reveals hand this turn. Then the US may Conduct Operations as if they played a 1 Op card.

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:
69 8/2/2019 9:09:00 PM Turn 3 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
68 8/2/2019 9:09:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Finally a Coup that worked!

Not too bad of a result with 2 scoring cards and all white cards. Only red I had I had held from last turn!

67 8/2/2019 9:08:00 PM Turn 3 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

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

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.

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