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365 1/18/2020 5:59:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Message yes - would love to.
364 1/18/2020 3:18:00 PM Turn 10 US Message either that, or we're both not as good Soviet players :-)

You want to start a Wilderness War at the beginning of the month?
363 1/17/2020 2:22:00 AM Turn 10 USSR Message congratulations;
the Chinese War variant seems to be very hard to win for the Commies ...

yes - I play other CDGs
I see you play Wilderness War - I would like to play this again after a while.
362 1/16/2020 5:57:00 PM Turn 10 US Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
I will score Europe for the win

USA dominance + 3 battlegrounds + Poland adjacency = 8 VPs + 12 = 20

So, do you play any other card-driven wargames?
361 1/16/2020 5:31:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Message Angola (0/1*)
360 1/16/2020 5:29:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
2 +
359 1/16/2020 5:29:00 PM Turn 10 USSR 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 USSR:
coup in Angola
358 1/16/2020 5:26:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 10 to 12
357 1/16/2020 5:26:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Message remove 1 influence in Iraq (0/3*), Libya (1/0)
356 1/16/2020 4:31:00 PM Turn 10 US Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #48: 1 / Kitchen Debates* (US)
If the US controls more Battleground countries than the USSR, taunt opponent and gain 2VP!

USSR: #88: 2 / Marine Barracks Bombing* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Lebanon plus remove two additional US Influence from anywhere in the Middle East

Message from US:
355 1/16/2020 4:29:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
354 1/16/2020 4:17:00 PM Turn 10 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 9 cards drawn.
USSR: 9 cards drawn.
353 1/16/2020 4:17:00 PM Turn 9 US Message I will not play the China card for an eighth card

no VPs for military ops
USSR has no cards to discard
352 1/16/2020 4:16:00 PM Turn 9 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:
as ops, no meaningful event

BRD (5*-1)
Guatemala (1*-0)
351 1/16/2020 7:21:00 AM Turn 9 USSR Message Nicaragua (0/6*)
350 1/16/2020 7:20:00 AM Turn 9 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:

349 1/16/2020 7:20:00 AM Turn 9 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:
coup Nicaragua
348 1/16/2020 3:45:00 AM Turn 9 US Adjust Victory Points From 9 to 10
347 1/16/2020 3:45:00 AM Turn 9 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:
Space Race, needing a 3
346 1/16/2020 3:45:00 AM Turn 9 US Discard Card #33: 3 / De-Stalinization* (USSR)

Message from US:
well, that's annoying
let's see if I can be more successful in Space
345 1/15/2020 11:43:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Operations #86: 3 / North Sea Oil* (US)
#61 OPEC event no longer playable. US may play eight cards this turn.

Message from USSR:
3 influence Iraq (1/3)
344 1/15/2020 11:39:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Discard random Strategy card Operations - 2 / Colonial Rear Guards (US)

Message from USSR:
343 1/15/2020 6:10:00 PM Turn 9 US Play Card as Event #92: 2 / Terrorism (Both)
Opponent must randomly discard one card. If played by USSR and 'Iranian Hostage Crisis' is in effect, the US player must randomly discard 2 cards (Events on discards do not occur).

Message from US:
as event
discard a card, please
342 1/15/2020 3:52:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Message I didn't achieve Lunar Orbit yet
341 1/15/2020 3:42:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
space race
340 1/15/2020 3:42:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Discard Card #89: 4 / Soviets Shoot Down KAL-007* (US)

Message from USSR:
space race
339 1/15/2020 3:27:00 PM Turn 9 US Play Card as Operations #93: 2 / Iran-Contra Scandal* (USSR)
All US Realignment rolls have a -1 die roll modifier for the remainder of the turn.

Message from US:
as ops

ITALY (4*-2)
FRANCE (6*-3)
338 1/15/2020 3:27:00 PM Turn 9 US Message note, Germany is 3-1, not 2-1
337 1/15/2020 3:08:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 10 to 9
336 1/15/2020 3:07:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Event #99: 3 / Pershing II Deployed* (USSR)
Gain 1VP. Remove one US Influence from up to three Western European countries.

Message from USSR:
Italy (3/2)
France (5/3)
W. Germany (2/1)
335 1/15/2020 1:59:00 AM Turn 9 US Message LIBYA (2*-0)
IRAQ (1-0)
POLAND (7*-4)

334 1/14/2020 9:26:00 AM Turn 9 USSR Message Iraq, Libya
333 1/14/2020 4:48:00 AM Turn 9 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
you played Aldrich just in time, as Tear Down This Wall was my next play

event first
332 1/14/2020 4:47:00 AM Turn 9 US Discard Card #96: 3 / Tear Down This Wall* (US)

Message from US:
as my only USA card, it was pretty obvious this would be going
331 1/14/2020 12:45:00 AM Turn 9 USSR Message please discard "tear down this Wall"
330 1/13/2020 8:14:00 PM Turn 9 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
329 1/13/2020 8:11:00 PM Turn 9 US Message 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).
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.
92 2 / Terrorism (Both)
Opponent must randomly discard one card. If played by USSR and 'Iranian Hostage Crisis' is in effect, the US player must randomly discard 2 cards (Events on discards do not occur).
93 2 / Iran-Contra Scandal* (USSR)
All US Realignment rolls have a -1 die roll modifier for the remainder of the turn.
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.
56 4 / Muslim Revolution (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in two of the following countries: Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan.
328 1/13/2020 4:11:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
327 1/13/2020 3:34:00 PM Turn 9 US Message Nicaragua (1*-0)
326 1/13/2020 3:33:00 PM Turn 9 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
2-op coup of Nicaragua (0-1)
need a 1 to clear, so die roll - 1 = final USA influence
325 1/13/2020 3:32:00 PM Turn 9 US Play Card as Operations #84: 2 / Reagan Bombs Libya* (US)
US gains 1 VP for every 2 USSR Influence in Libya.

Message from US:
as ops
324 1/13/2020 1:03:00 AM Turn 9 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:
1 E. Germany (0/3*)
1 Yugoslavia (1/4*)
1 Nicaragua (0/1*)
1 Haiti (0/1*)
323 1/12/2020 3:37:00 PM Turn 9 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:
as event

DDR (0-2)
POLAND (6-4)
Czechoslovakia (0-1)
322 1/12/2020 12:46:00 AM Turn 9 USSR Message Panama (0/3*)
321 1/12/2020 12:45:00 AM Turn 9 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR:
coup Panama 2 + ?
320 1/12/2020 12:45:00 AM Turn 9 USSR 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 USSR:
2 Panama (2/2)

coup in Panama
319 1/12/2020 12:41:00 AM Turn 9 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: #109: 2 / Yuri and Samantha* (USSR)
USSR receives 1 VP for each US coup attempt made for the remainder of the current turn.
NOTE: discarded without effect.

Message from USSR:
318 1/11/2020 9:28:00 PM Turn 9 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
317 1/11/2020 9:27:00 PM Turn 9 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 9 cards drawn.
USSR: 9 cards drawn.
316 1/11/2020 9:26:00 PM Turn 8 US Adjust Victory Points From 5 to 10
315 1/11/2020 9:26:00 PM Turn 8 US Play Card as Event #81: 0 / South America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
USA dominance + 2 battlegrounds = 5 VPs
314 1/11/2020 3:03:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Message Zimbabwe empty now
313 1/11/2020 3:02:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:
coup roll 3 + ?
312 1/11/2020 3:02:00 PM Turn 8 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:
no card left to discard :-(

coup Zimbabwe
311 1/11/2020 2:15:00 PM Turn 8 US Adjust Victory Points From 6 to 5
310 1/11/2020 2:15:00 PM Turn 8 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:
POLAND (6-6)
BRD (4-1)
309 1/11/2020 4:11:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Play Card as Operations #101: 2 / Solidarity* (US)
Add 3 US Influence in Poland. Playable as an event only if #68 'John Paul II Elected Pope' is in effect.

Message from USSR:
2 Poland (4/6)
308 1/10/2020 3:05:00 PM Turn 8 US Message Ok, I can stop showing you my Headline
307 1/10/2020 3:04:00 PM Turn 8 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:
Oops
306 1/10/2020 3:04:00 PM Turn 8 US Message Space Race, needing a 4
305 1/10/2020 3:03:00 PM Turn 8 US Discard Card #7: 3 / Socialist Governments (USSR)

Message from US:
Ok, I'll space, too
304 1/10/2020 9:23:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Message failed
303 1/10/2020 9:23:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 2 to 6
302 1/10/2020 9:22:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 6 to 2
301 1/10/2020 9:22:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:

300 1/10/2020 9:22:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Discard Card #76: 3 / Ussuri River Skirmish* (US)

Message from USSR:
space race
299 1/10/2020 6:20:00 AM Turn 8 US Adjust Victory Points From 1 to 6
298 1/10/2020 6:20:00 AM Turn 8 US Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
USA dominance + 1 battleground = 5 VPs
297 1/10/2020 1:27:00 AM Turn 8 USSR 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 USSR:
2 Egypt (1/3*)
296 1/9/2020 3:02:00 PM Turn 8 US Message EGYPT (1-1)
295 1/9/2020 3:02:00 PM Turn 8 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
294 1/9/2020 3:02:00 PM Turn 8 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:
3-op coup of Egypt (1-3)
need a 2 to reduce, 5 to control
293 1/9/2020 2:46:00 PM Turn 8 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 Quagmire
292 1/9/2020 2:45:00 PM Turn 8 US Discard Card #42: 3 / Quagmire* (USSR)

Message from US:
as ops
291 1/9/2020 7:20:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 3 to 1
290 1/9/2020 7:20:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 2 to 3
289 1/9/2020 7:20:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Play Card as Event #90: 4 / Glasnost* (USSR)
USSR gains 2 VP. Improve DEFCON one level. If 'The Reformer' is in effect, then the USSR may place Influence or attempt Realignments as if they played a 4 Ops card.

Message from USSR:
2 Algeria (1/3*)
2 Yugoslavia (1/3)
288 1/9/2020 2:10:00 AM Turn 8 US Play Card as Operations #97: 3 / An Evil Empire'* (US)
Cancels/prevents #59 Flower Power. US gains 1 VP.

Message from US:
as ops for influence

FRANCE (6*-3)
ITALY (4*-2)
287 1/9/2020 1:25:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Play Card as Event #87: 3 / The Reformer* (USSR)
Add 4 Influence in Europe (no more than 2 per country). If USSR ahead of US in VP, 6 Influence may be added instead. USSR may no longer conduct Coup attempts in Europe. Improves effect of #90 Glasnost.

Message from USSR:
2 France (4/3)
2 Italy (3/2)
286 1/8/2020 4:32:00 PM Turn 8 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:
as ops for influence

MEXICO (2*-0)
Cambodia (4*-3)
Indonesia (2*-1)
285 1/8/2020 3:57:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Play Card as Event #8: 2 / Fidel* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Cuba. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Cuba for Control.

Message from USSR:
284 1/8/2020 2:07:00 PM Turn 8 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
283 1/8/2020 2:07:00 PM Turn 8 US Message NIGERIA (4*-0)
282 1/8/2020 2:07:00 PM Turn 8 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
2-op coup of Nigeria (0-1)
need a 1 to clear, so die roll - 1 = final USA influence
281 1/8/2020 11:40:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Message Algeria (1/1)
Cambodia (3/3)
Malaysia (2/1)
Indonesia (1/1)


280 1/8/2020 10:54:00 AM Turn 8 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:
I'll play this, event first
279 1/8/2020 5:04:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Give random Strategy card to US Operations - 2 / Decolonization (USSR)

Message from USSR:
278 1/8/2020 2:47:00 AM Turn 8 US Message agree on the CIA discard
now, please give me a card for Grain Sales
277 1/7/2020 11:53:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #67: 2 / Grain Sales to Soviets (US)
Randomly choose one card from USSR hand. Play it or return it. If returned (or Soviet player has no cards), use this card to conduct Operations normally.

USSR: #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:
276 1/7/2020 11:51:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Draw Extra Strategy card
275 1/7/2020 11:50:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Discard Card #26: 1 / CIA Created* (US)

Message from USSR:
this was to fast: I can discrad 1 card - this one was left in my hand last turn
274 1/7/2020 4:54:00 PM Turn 8 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
67: 2 / Grain Sales to Soviets (US)

Randomly choose one card from USSR hand. Play it or return it. If returned (or Soviet player has no cards), use this card to conduct Operations normally.
273 1/7/2020 4:49:00 PM Turn 8 US End Turn Late War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
272 1/7/2020 4:49:00 PM Turn 7 US Adjust Victory Points From -2 to 3
271 1/7/2020 4:49:00 PM Turn 7 US Message then another VP for insufficient Soviet military ops
270 1/7/2020 4:48:00 PM Turn 7 US Play Card as Event #38: 0 / Southeast Asia Scoring* (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
USA scores 4 VPs
269 1/7/2020 3:49:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Message 1 Egypt (1/3*)
268 1/4/2020 2:54:00 PM Turn 7 US Message Voice of America

remove 2 from Indonesia and 1 each from Cambodia and Egypt

EGYPT (1-2)
Cambodia (3*-2)
Indonesia (1*-0)

267 1/4/2020 3:27:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Play Card as Operations #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 USSR:
event first, please
266 1/1/2020 3:39:00 PM Turn 7 US Message no move file as I'm not at home for New Years

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