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382 9/2/2019 7:54:00 PM Turn 10 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 9 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
381 9/2/2019 7:53:00 PM Turn 10 US Adjust Victory Points From -18 to 18
380 9/2/2019 7:53:00 PM Turn 10 US Adjust Victory Points From 5 to -18
379 9/2/2019 7:52:00 PM Turn 10 US Message Central America 3-0+2-0=5
South America 5-2+2-1=4 to +9
Africa 1-1+3-2=1 to +10
Middle East 5-3+3-2=3 to +13
Asia 3-7+2-5=-7 to +6
Europe 7-3+3-2+1=6 to +12
China +1 to +13
378 9/2/2019 7:46:00 PM Turn 10 US Play Card as Operations #42: 3 / Quagmire* (USSR)
On the next action round, US player must discard an Operations card worth 2 or more and roll 1-4 to cancel this event. Repeat each US player phase until successful or no appropriate cards remain. If out of appropriate cards, the US player may only play scoring cards until the next turn.

Message from US:
2 in Uruguay
1 in Zaire
377 9/2/2019 7:44:00 PM Turn 10 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:
HEAR the VOICE

-2 Cuba (-3 VP)
-1 Israel (-3 VP)
-1 Zaire (-4 VP)

WOW, essentially a 10 VP card
376 9/2/2019 7:07:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Play Card as Operations #94: 3 / Chernobyl* (US)
The US player may designate one Region. For the remainder of the turn the USSR may not add additional Influence markers to that Region by the play of Operations Points.

Message from USSR:
1 each in North & South Korea Cuba
375 9/2/2019 7:51:00 AM Turn 10 US Play Card as Event #86: 3 / North Sea Oil* (US)
#61 OPEC event no longer playable. US may play eight cards this turn.

Message from US:
As the event.
Although OPEC already played, I will take last two moves.
374 9/2/2019 5:46:00 AM Turn 10 USSR Play Card as Operations #96: 3 / Tear Down This Wall* (US)
Cancels/prevents #55 Willy Brandt. Add 3 US Influence in East Germany. Then US may make a free Coup attempt or Realignment rolls in Europe using this card's Ops Value.

Message from USSR:
I'll drop my 3 in E Germany. Then your event.

373 9/1/2019 3:37:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Message I this our last play?


372 9/1/2019 2:54:00 PM Turn 10 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:
1 in Finland
2 in Ivory Coast
371 9/1/2019 10:19:00 AM Turn 10 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:
Afghanistan well get 2 Ops

370 9/1/2019 7:32:00 AM Turn 10 US Message Not successful, no file.
369 9/1/2019 7:31:00 AM Turn 10 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
Space Che
368 9/1/2019 7:31:00 AM Turn 10 US Discard Card #107: 3 / Che (USSR)

Message from US:
Even with the -1 on coups, don't want to give you any opportunity.
367 8/31/2019 10:11:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Message SOuth Africa 7,1

file on the way.


366 8/31/2019 10:10:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from USSR:

365 8/31/2019 10:10:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Message South Africa 8,1

last time
364 8/31/2019 10:10:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from USSR:

363 8/31/2019 10:09:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Message South Africa 8,2

Try again


362 8/31/2019 10:08:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from USSR:

361 8/31/2019 10:08:00 PM Turn 10 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:
let me realign South Africa

Me +2
You +1

1st die me
360 8/31/2019 7:38:00 AM Turn 10 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:
1 US in Spain
3 USSR in Romania
359 8/31/2019 6:29:00 AM Turn 10 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:
all is Israel.

358 8/31/2019 6:25:00 AM Turn 10 USSR Message for some reason I did not get anything on this turn. I'm glad I check the log. Give me a few mins and I will up date my last file and carry on.
357 8/29/2019 11:09:00 PM Turn 10 US Play Card as Operations #82: 3 / Iranian Hostage Crisis* (USSR)
Eliminate all US Influence in Iran. Add two USSR Influence in Iran. Doubles effect of Terrorism card against US.

Message from US:
NORAD into Zaire

3 into Egypt

2 USSR into Iran
356 8/29/2019 11:05:00 PM Turn 10 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
355 8/29/2019 11:02:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Message Fail. no file

night my friend.


354 8/29/2019 11:02:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:

353 8/29/2019 11:02:00 PM Turn 10 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:
Coup Egypt
352 8/29/2019 10:51:00 PM Turn 10 US Message just missed but got the milops
351 8/29/2019 10:51:00 PM Turn 10 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:

350 8/29/2019 10:51:00 PM Turn 10 US Play Card as Event #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:
get my milops this way
Pakistan invades India.

349 8/29/2019 10:10:00 PM Turn 10 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:
2 each

E Germany, Poland
348 8/29/2019 10:07:00 PM Turn 10 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: #109: 2 / Yuri and Samantha* (USSR)
USSR receives 1 VP for each US coup attempt made for the remainder of the current turn.

Message from USSR:
I did not pick headline...
347 8/29/2019 10:07:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Return Strategy card to hand #109: 2 / Yuri and Samantha* (USSR)

Message from USSR:
346 8/29/2019 10:06:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Play Card as Operations #109: 2 / Yuri and Samantha* (USSR)
USSR receives 1 VP for each US coup attempt made for the remainder of the current turn.

Message from USSR:
well you didn't get the card you wanted and I did not see that play till now. Great try!

345 8/29/2019 7:34:00 PM Turn 10 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
344 8/29/2019 7:25:00 PM Turn 10 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 9 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
343 8/29/2019 7:23:00 PM Turn 9 US Adjust Victory Points From 7 to 5
342 8/29/2019 7:23:00 PM Turn 9 US Message You get another 2 for milops
341 8/29/2019 7:22:00 PM Turn 9 US Adjust Victory Points From 9 to 7
340 8/29/2019 7:22:00 PM Turn 9 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:
Tough choice to play or to space. Hate giving you the points, but 4 ops is great for positioning. I will go first.

1 into Egypt (for 2 ops)
1 into East Germany
1 into France

You get 2 VP (Libya and Iran)
339 8/29/2019 7:10:00 PM Turn 9 US Message My turn for brain lapse. So excited to bomb Libya that I could have gotten my milops there and had a 2/3 chance of gaining a major score.
338 8/29/2019 5:31:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 7 to 9
337 8/29/2019 5:30:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Event #81: 0 / South America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
+2 more to you sir.

336 8/29/2019 8:04:00 AM Turn 9 US Adjust Victory Points From 5 to 7
335 8/29/2019 7:59:00 AM Turn 9 US Play Card as Event #84: 2 / Reagan Bombs Libya* (US)
US gains 1 VP for every 2 USSR Influence in Libya.

Message from US:
Knew that would happen sooner or later.

Effectively achieve my "milops" by bombing Libya.
334 8/29/2019 6:00:00 AM Turn 9 USSR Message Results

2x1=2

card 2 + die 4=6

you have 1 Op

Colombia 0,3
333 8/29/2019 5:59:00 AM Turn 9 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:

332 8/29/2019 5:59:00 AM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:
Coup Colimbia
331 8/28/2019 10:57:00 PM Turn 9 US Message South Africa
Israel
Canada

330 8/28/2019 8:08:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Message South Africa, Zimbabwe, Burma, Philippines
329 8/28/2019 8:10:00 AM Turn 9 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:
These areas are both pretty strong your way already, so you can place influence first.
328 8/28/2019 5:46:00 AM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Operations #110: 3 / AWACS Sale to Saudis* (US)
US receives 2 Influence in Saudi Arabia. Muslim Revolution may no longer be played as an event.

Message from USSR:
your event

1 Egypt
2 Israel

327 8/27/2019 8:23:00 PM Turn 9 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:
3 into South Africa
326 8/27/2019 8:01:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Message well, I'm a bit short. No file.

I'm out for the night. Be well friend!


325 8/27/2019 7:59:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:

324 8/27/2019 7:59:00 PM Turn 9 USSR 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 USSR:
event Argentina

323 8/27/2019 7:54:00 PM Turn 9 US Message tired of NORAD?

1 back into France
3 into Argentina

(was a great turn for containment)
322 8/27/2019 7:49:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Message lets do France, Spain, Canada
321 8/27/2019 7:47:00 PM Turn 9 US Message my defcon 2 influence will go into Egypt.
320 8/27/2019 7:46:00 PM Turn 9 US Adjust Victory Points From 6 to 5
319 8/27/2019 7:45:00 PM Turn 9 US Play Card as Operations #99: 3 / Pershing II Deployed* (USSR)
Gain 1VP. Remove one US Influence from up to three Western European countries.

Message from US:
I'll give you your VP back, select your 3 western European countries to subtract 1 from first.
318 8/27/2019 7:14:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 5 to 6
317 8/27/2019 7:14:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Message you event

316 8/27/2019 7:13:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
315 8/27/2019 7:13:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Message results

2x2=4

card 3 + die 3 = 6

you have 2 ops

Argentina 0,0


314 8/27/2019 7:12:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:

313 8/27/2019 7:12:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Operations #83: 3 / The Iron Lady* (US)
US gains 1 VP. Add 1 USSR Influence in Argentina. Remove all USSR Influence from UK. #7 Socialist Governments no longer playable.

Message from USSR:
coup Argentina
312 8/27/2019 8:18:00 AM Turn 9 US Play Card as Operations #95: 2 / Latin American Debt Crisis (USSR)
Unless the US immediately discards a '3' or greater Operations card, double USSR Influence in two South American countries.

Message from US:
You get to double Peru to 6 and Chile to 10.

I will put 1 in Israel and 2 in Gulf States
311 8/27/2019 6:02:00 AM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Operations #111: 3 / Aldrich Ames Remix* (USSR)
US player exposes his hand to the USSR player for the remainder of turn. USSR player then chooses one card from US hand; this card is discarded.

Message from USSR:
3 in Israel

310 8/26/2019 8:14:00 PM Turn 9 US Discard Card #88: 2 / Marine Barracks Bombing* (USSR)

Message from US:
blockade discard
309 8/26/2019 8:14:00 PM Turn 9 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:
2 into France
308 8/26/2019 6:39:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
Event.

307 8/26/2019 6:34:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Message Please remove 2 from France and Israel


306 8/26/2019 6:31:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #25: 3 / Containment* (US)
All further Operations cards played by US this turn add one to their value (to a maximum of 4).

USSR: #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:
305 8/26/2019 7:45:00 AM Turn 9 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
304 8/26/2019 7:40:00 AM Turn 9 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
303 8/26/2019 7:36:00 AM Turn 8 US Adjust Victory Points From 3 to 5
302 8/26/2019 7:36:00 AM Turn 8 US Play Card as Event #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:
And to make Europe really nasty, subtract 2 from East Germany, 2 from Poland and 1 from Yugoslavia.
301 8/26/2019 7:35:00 AM Turn 8 US Message Finally a nice card for me, 2 into France.

And 2VP is very nice too. 6 this turn with a relatively weak hand compared to you.
300 8/26/2019 7:33:00 AM Turn 8 US Message You placed in Syria, message says Turkey, but I think Syria is indeed what you meant.

299 8/26/2019 5:57:00 AM Turn 8 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:
Turkey 1, Jordan 1

then your event.

298 8/25/2019 8:35:00 PM Turn 8 US Adjust Victory Points From 1 to 3
297 8/25/2019 8:35:00 PM Turn 8 US Play Card as Event #37: 0 / Central America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
Snuck this in there.

3-1 = 2
2-1 = 1
but adjacent to US is -1 so 2 points.
296 8/25/2019 8:21:00 PM Turn 8 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:
1 Egypt
1 Jordan

295 8/25/2019 8:15:00 PM Turn 8 US Message Could have done Peru!

2+6 = 8
2x1 = 2
6-3 goes 3 my way.

Up to 9 MILOPS this turn
294 8/25/2019 8:13:00 PM Turn 8 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:

293 8/25/2019 8:13:00 PM Turn 8 US Play Card as Event #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 US:
Clean up here, 2 in Costa Rica. With Iran Contras, no use doing Realignments and not many targets, COUP in Dominican Republic
292 8/25/2019 8:05:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Play Card as Operations #100: 4 / Wargames* (Both)
If DEFCON Status 2, you may immediately end the game (without Final Scoring) after giving opponent 6 VPs. How about a nice game of chess?

Message from USSR:
Egypt will get all 4 points,

Egypt 2,3

291 8/25/2019 9:11:00 AM Turn 8 US Message BTW, do you have any LOW value cards?
290 8/25/2019 9:02:00 AM Turn 8 US Adjust Victory Points From -1 to 1
289 8/25/2019 9:02:00 AM Turn 8 US Message Got it!

Didn't even need to break control of Jordan.
288 8/25/2019 9:02:00 AM Turn 8 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:

287 8/25/2019 9:02:00 AM Turn 8 US Play Card as Event #102: 2 / Iran-Iraq War* (Both)
Iran or Iraq invades the other. Roll one die and subtract one for every opponent-controlled country adjacent to target of invasion. Phasing player Victory on modified die roll of 4-6. Player adds 2 to Military Operations Track. Effects of Victory: 2 VP and replace opponent's Influence in target with your own.

Message from US:
Iran invades IRAQ
286 8/25/2019 8:39:00 AM Turn 8 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:
2 Zaire 1 South Africa

285 8/24/2019 9:45:00 PM Turn 8 US Message That is annoying

2+2 against 2x1 so subtract 2, making it 1/1

NORAD point into Jordan

284 8/24/2019 9:43:00 PM Turn 8 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:

283 8/24/2019 9:43:00 PM Turn 8 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2

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