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224 8/20/2019 8:05:00 PM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From -11 to -6
223 8/20/2019 8:02:00 PM Turn 6 US Play Card as Event #81: 0 / South America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
5-2 = 3
3-1 = 2
A nice 5VP score
222 8/20/2019 7:53:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message results

2x1=2

Die 4 + card 2= 6

you have 1 Op

Dominican Rep 0,3


221 8/20/2019 7:52:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
I will coup Dominican Rep


220 8/20/2019 7:49:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message that you did :-)


219 8/20/2019 7:48:00 PM Turn 6 US Message I said WOULD have been Afghanistan.
218 8/20/2019 7:47:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message I have a guy in Afghanistan, see note 213


217 8/20/2019 7:36:00 PM Turn 6 US Message Was going to be Afghanistan
Finland
Gulf States
Dominican Republic
216 8/20/2019 7:06:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Operations #66: 2 / Puppet Governments* (US)
US may add one Influence in three countries that currently contain no Influence from either power.

Message from USSR:
your event first sir.

215 8/20/2019 7:01:00 PM Turn 6 US Play Card as Operations #29: 3 / East European Unrest (US)
In Early or Mid War: Remove 1 USSR Influence from three countries in Eastern Europe. In Late War: Remove 2 USSR Influence from three countries in Eastern Europe.

Message from US:
Figured that card might be coming with your Egypt play earlier.

Nice you played Che earlier.

2 in Peru
1 in Colombia
214 8/20/2019 7:00:00 PM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From -12 to -11
213 8/20/2019 5:42:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Operations #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 USSR:
you event 1st

my play for Ops

1 Jordan
1 Aghanistan

212 8/19/2019 5:39:00 PM Turn 6 US 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 US:
remove USSR from Greece
1 in France
1 in Panama
211 8/19/2019 5:21:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message
oops, your event sir.


210 8/19/2019 5:18:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message Results

2x1=2

Card 1 + die 5 =6

You have 1 Ops

SE African States 0,3


209 8/19/2019 5:17:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR:

208 8/19/2019 5:17:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Operations #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from USSR:
Coup SE African States
207 8/19/2019 7:16:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From -14 to -12
206 8/19/2019 7:16:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Event #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 US:
Couldn't very well have played that card.

Nixon counters your space shot with a visit to China.
205 8/19/2019 5:55:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message I jump in front of the space race.


204 8/19/2019 5:55:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -11 to -14
203 8/19/2019 5:53:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:

202 8/19/2019 5:53:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Discard Card #4: 3 / Duck and Cover (US)

Message from USSR:
Space

201 8/18/2019 9:43:00 PM Turn 6 US Play Card as Event #64: 1 / Panama Canal Returned* (US)
Add one US Influence in Panama, Costa Rica and Venezuela.

Message from US:
200 8/18/2019 8:33:00 PM Turn 6 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:
1 Chile
1 Iran
1 Egypt
199 8/18/2019 6:45:00 PM Turn 6 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:
2 from Panama
1 from Chile
1 from Iran
198 8/18/2019 1:21:00 PM Turn 6 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:
Nice play!

2 Chile
1 Iraq

Then your event.

197 8/18/2019 8:12:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
196 8/18/2019 8:11:00 AM Turn 6 US Message Like that result!

2+6=8 for me

2*2+2=6 for you

Now 2,0
195 8/18/2019 8:09:00 AM Turn 6 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:

194 8/18/2019 8:09:00 AM Turn 6 US Message 2 into Chile and coups in argentina
193 8/18/2019 8:07:00 AM Turn 6 US Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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).

USSR: #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:
192 8/18/2019 8:07:00 AM Turn 6 US Message Never changed to 2 when I did my coups
191 8/18/2019 8:06:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
190 8/18/2019 6:48:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
189 8/18/2019 6:48:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
188 8/18/2019 6:48:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message USSR Headline

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.


187 8/17/2019 10:28:00 PM Turn 6 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 4

US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
186 8/17/2019 10:25:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From -12 to -11
185 8/17/2019 10:23:00 PM Turn 5 US Message 3-1+6=8
1*2+1=3
So now I am 5,0

Wish I had gone somewhere else

184 8/17/2019 10:21:00 PM Turn 5 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:

183 8/17/2019 10:21:00 PM Turn 5 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 Nigeria, my NORAD point will go in Iraq
182 8/17/2019 10:20:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Actually, that was my held card from last turn!

Thought I might play it on Iran if you were down to just one, but couldn't even afford that!
181 8/17/2019 6:50:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message Hated to see that card go.

You still have 1 play left correct?


180 8/17/2019 5:47:00 PM Turn 5 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
For 1 discard
179 8/17/2019 5:45:00 PM Turn 5 US Discard Card #61: 3 / OPEC (USSR)

Message from US:
178 8/17/2019 5:45:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Discard 1 card
177 8/17/2019 12:34:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 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 USSR:
Sorry, Mr. Google had not sent it. I believe I just did.

Agreed on -1 DRM for Nigeria.


1 Nigeria 2 in India

Your event.

176 8/17/2019 12:10:00 PM Turn 5 US 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 US:
3 in Japan
1 in Burma

BTW, there should have been a -1 to your coup due to Salt, so 0,0
175 8/17/2019 10:40:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
174 8/17/2019 10:40:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Message Results

2x1= 2
Card 1 + die 3

you have 1 Ops

Nigeria 0,1


173 8/17/2019 10:39:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:

172 8/17/2019 10:39:00 AM Turn 5 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:
Coup Nigeria

171 8/16/2019 10:50:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Orbit achieved!

Get to see your headlines

Nice
170 8/16/2019 10:50:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Orbit achieved!

Get to see your headlines

Nice
169 8/16/2019 10:49:00 PM Turn 5 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
Space
168 8/16/2019 10:47:00 PM Turn 5 US Discard Card #55: 2 / Willy Brandt* (USSR)

Message from US:
Nothing exciting planned, yet.
167 8/16/2019 4:56:00 PM Turn 5 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:
please remove 2 from Cuba.

Play card or Ops.
+2 in Cuba
1 in Pakistan

166 8/16/2019 7:30:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Message It's amazing how good I feel compared to yesterday. The fog has been lifted somewhat.

Agreed that the defcon is at 4. Now I can take 2 Ops off of Cuba to remove my Coup restrictions? How is that done? I've never done that before.

Is just taking them off my turn or like part of a turn?


165 8/16/2019 12:24:00 AM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From -15 to -12
164 8/16/2019 12:07:00 AM Turn 5 US Message My event actually increases two levels
163 8/16/2019 12:06:00 AM Turn 5 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 4
162 8/15/2019 9:37:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #78: 3 / Alliance For Progress* (US)
Gain 1VP for each US controlled Battleground country in Central and South America.

Message from US:
My adventures in South America were towards this card, score 3 VP
161 8/15/2019 9:31:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 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 USSR:
1 in Cuba, 2 in Libya

and now bed for real...

160 8/15/2019 9:22:00 PM Turn 5 US Return Strategy card to hand #74: 2 / The Voice of America (US)

Message from US:
159 8/15/2019 9:22:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust DEFCON From 2 to 3
158 8/15/2019 9:22:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #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:
will pull Voice of America from the discards
157 8/15/2019 9:10:00 PM Turn 5 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:
1 in Chile
1 in Argentina
1 in Pakistan

156 8/15/2019 9:02:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #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:
2 in Brazil
155 8/15/2019 8:47:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #54: 1 / Allende* (USSR)
USSR receives two Influence in Chile.

Message from USSR:
let me try this for event.
154 8/15/2019 8:38:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
153 8/15/2019 8:37:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From -12 to -15
152 8/15/2019 8:36:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #70: 1 / OAS Founded* (US)
Add two US Influence in Central or South America

Message from US:
2 into Venezueal
151 8/15/2019 8:35:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust DEFCON From 2 to 3
150 8/15/2019 8:26:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
149 8/15/2019 8:26:00 PM Turn 5 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:
My headline first then yours.

I will play this card for Ops

3 Iraq 1 Inda

148 8/15/2019 8:24:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Nice, effectively 3 VP for you,
147 8/15/2019 8:18:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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.

USSR: #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 USSR:
146 8/15/2019 8:16:00 PM Turn 5 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
145 8/15/2019 7:57:00 PM Turn 5 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.
144 8/15/2019 7:53:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #37: 0 / Central America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
And of course I had this, got it to 0
143 8/15/2019 7:52:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -17 to -12
142 8/15/2019 7:51:00 PM Turn 4 US Message I think it is only 5
7-3=4
3-2=1

141 8/15/2019 7:25:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
both in S. Africa

this soccer, 7 points?

140 8/15/2019 7:10:00 PM Turn 4 US 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 US:
You get more points into Africa.
I put 1 in Cuba
139 8/15/2019 7:04:00 PM Turn 4 USSR 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 USSR:
Pakistan, Panama Malaysia 1 ops each

138 8/15/2019 6:58:00 PM Turn 4 US 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 US:
2 in Mexico
137 8/15/2019 6:42:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message yes


136 8/15/2019 6:42:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:

135 8/15/2019 6:42:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Discard Card #74: 2 / The Voice of America (US)

Message from USSR:
space
134 8/15/2019 6:25:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -19 to -17
133 8/15/2019 6:25:00 PM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:
space shot
132 8/15/2019 6:25:00 PM Turn 4 US Discard Card #42: 3 / Quagmire* (USSR)

Message from US:
Can't have this card lying around.
131 8/15/2019 6:24:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -15 to -19
130 8/15/2019 9:21:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #79: 0 / Africa Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
yes I do and this should seal the deal

129 8/15/2019 9:11:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #38: 0 / Southeast Asia Scoring* (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
I will take 0 points. No file.
So, 5 scoring cards for me, do you finally have 1 as it appears?
128 8/15/2019 9:01:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
2 Zaire, 1 saharan states, 1 Cameroon.

127 8/15/2019 8:53:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #63: 2 / Colonial Rear Guards (US)
Add one US Influence in each of four different African and/or Southeast Asian countries.

Message from US:
Nigeria
Zaire
Vietnam
Laos/Cambodia
126 8/15/2019 8:23:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:

2 in Tunisia, 2 Botswana

125 8/15/2019 8:12:00 AM Turn 4 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2

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