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296 12/6/2019 12:53:00 PM Turn 8 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
RS/P
295 12/6/2019 12:52:00 PM Turn 8 US End Turn Late War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.
294 12/6/2019 12:51:00 PM Turn 7 US Message 0/0
293 12/6/2019 12:51:00 PM Turn 7 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
SE Africa coup
292 12/6/2019 12:51:00 PM Turn 7 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:
VOA:
-2 NK 5/3
-2 SK 1/2

coup SE Africa with OMIT for MilOps
291 12/6/2019 9:08:00 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:
With this kind of hand is a miracle the mere fact the game hasn't finished yet (but we may decide to call it after this turn will be over).

North Korea (5,5), go with your Event and your last round.
290 12/6/2019 7:36:00 AM Turn 7 US 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 US:
3 NK 5/3
289 12/6/2019 3:26:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Message Indonesia (4,5).
288 12/6/2019 12:32:00 AM Turn 7 US Message 2 NK 2/3
2 Indonesia 4/3
287 12/6/2019 12:19:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Play Card as Operations #76: 3 / Ussuri River Skirmish* (US)
If the USSR has The China Card, claim it face up and available for play. If the US already has The China Card, add 4 US Influence in Asia, no more than 2 per country.

Message from USSR:
Event first, choose your influence to add.
286 12/5/2019 6:08:00 PM Turn 7 US Message yes. no VP.
285 12/5/2019 6:07:00 PM Turn 7 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:
Space advance?
284 12/5/2019 6:07:00 PM Turn 7 US Discard Card #61: 3 / OPEC (USSR)

Message from US:
space
283 12/5/2019 5:59:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Play Card as Operations #72: 1 / Sadat Expels Soviets* (US)
Eliminate all USSR Influence in Egypt and add one US Influence.

Message from USSR:
Egypt (2,0).
Czechoslovakia (0,3).
282 12/5/2019 2:07:00 PM Turn 7 US Adjust Victory Points From 1 to 3
281 12/5/2019 2:07:00 PM Turn 7 US Play Card as Event #48: 1 / Kitchen Debates* (US)
If the US controls more Battleground countries than the USSR, taunt opponent and gain 2VP!

Message from US:
+2 VP
I make it +6 to US on BG
280 12/5/2019 3:14:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:

279 12/5/2019 3:14:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Discard Card #4: 3 / Duck and Cover (US)

Message from USSR:
Send this to the space.
278 12/4/2019 11:31:00 PM Turn 7 US 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 US:
2 South Africa 3/0
1 Turkey 3/1
277 12/4/2019 5:41:00 PM Turn 7 USSR 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 USSR:
Poland (1,4).
276 12/4/2019 5:00:00 PM Turn 7 US Message yes.
275 12/4/2019 5:00:00 PM Turn 7 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:
Out of Quag?
274 12/4/2019 5:00:00 PM Turn 7 US Discard Card #75: 2 / Liberation Theology (USSR)

Message from US:
Feed Quag
273 12/4/2019 4:59:00 PM Turn 7 US Message Correct. the event triggers, and NORAD is active. it only does something on an AR, not during Headline, where DEFCON drops to 2. this includes an AR where it went up and down in the same AR, such as ABM or US playing Glasnost.
272 12/4/2019 1:53:00 PM Turn 7 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:
If I'm not wrong, the event related with such a card is not triggered now (but maybe in the future) since DEFCON is already at level 2; correct?

Saudi Arabia (0,3).
271 12/4/2019 1:45:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Return Strategy card to hand #51: 3 / Brezhnev Doctrine* (USSR)

Message from USSR:
270 12/4/2019 1:39:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Message Nope. Sorry, I can't... let me amend it.
269 12/4/2019 1:39:00 PM Turn 7 USSR 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 USSR:
Brasil (3,2).
268 12/4/2019 1:06:00 PM Turn 7 US Message just discard. that is my turn.
267 12/4/2019 1:05:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Message Just a question: next round you have to discard AND play another of yours or must discard only?
266 12/4/2019 11:14:00 AM Turn 7 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 Argentina 2/0
1 Brazil 3/0
event triggers
265 12/4/2019 8:06:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Message Argentina (0,0).

USSR MO = 4.
264 12/4/2019 8:05:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
263 12/4/2019 8:04:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:

262 12/4/2019 8:04:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
Coup in Argentina.
261 12/4/2019 6:53:00 AM Turn 7 US Give China card #6: 4 / The China Card


260 12/4/2019 6:16:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #68: 2 / John Paul II Elected Pope* (US)
Remove 2 USSR Influence in Poland and then add 1 US Influence in Poland. Allows play of #81 Solidarity.

USSR: #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:
Poland (1,1).

Gimme China Card, then I'll decide what to do as my first round of the turn.
259 12/4/2019 12:18:00 AM Turn 7 US Message HL is Pope
258 12/3/2019 6:18:00 PM Turn 7 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
257 12/3/2019 6:15:00 PM Turn 7 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

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

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
256 12/3/2019 6:15:00 PM Turn 6 US Message sigh. Nigeria to 0/3.
255 12/3/2019 6:15:00 PM Turn 6 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
Nigeria coup
254 12/3/2019 6:15:00 PM Turn 6 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:
coup Nigeria
253 12/3/2019 6:13:00 PM Turn 6 US Message Subs event triggers
252 12/3/2019 4:49:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Operations #41: 2 / Nuclear Subs* (US)
US Coup attempts in Battleground Countries do not affect the DEFCON track for the remainder of the turn. (does not effect #40 Cuban Missile Crisis).

Message from USSR:
Turkey (2,1).

Yours for last card of the turn.
251 12/3/2019 12:52:00 PM Turn 6 US Message right
250 12/3/2019 9:31:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message You were already at MO=3 after Brush War, so US MO = 4 now.
249 12/3/2019 8:28:00 AM Turn 6 US Message under RS/P, this misses.
US MilOPs = 1
248 12/3/2019 8:27:00 AM Turn 6 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
Haiti ooup
247 12/3/2019 8:27:00 AM Turn 6 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:
coup Haiti
246 12/3/2019 8:26:00 AM Turn 6 US Message you can use it. would have succeeded on 5+
245 12/3/2019 3:05:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message I took as granted that I can use such a card as an Event even in the current situation, when both countries are controlled by the opponent; but tell me if I'm wrong, in which case I'll use it operationally.
244 12/3/2019 2:50:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message USSR MO = 4.
243 12/3/2019 2:49:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:

242 12/3/2019 2:49:00 AM Turn 6 USSR 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 USSR:
Would be important to be lucky here... attack India, with -1 modifier.

241 12/3/2019 2:00:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Event #38: 0 / Southeast Asia Scoring* (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
0 VP
240 12/3/2019 1:29:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:

239 12/3/2019 1:29:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Discard Card #78: 3 / Alliance For Progress* (US)

Message from USSR:
Let's space this.
238 12/2/2019 11:59:00 PM Turn 6 US Play Card as Operations #44: 3 / Bear Trap* (US)
On the next action round, USSR player must discard an Operations card worth 2 or more and roll 1-4 to cancel this event. Repeat each USSR player Action Round until successful or no appropriate cards remain. If out of appropriate cards, the USSR Player may only play scoring cards until the next turn.

Message from US:
2 Angola 5/3
237 12/2/2019 5:45:00 PM Turn 6 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:
Angola (3,3)
SE African States (0,2)
236 12/2/2019 5:22:00 PM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From 2 to 1
235 12/2/2019 5:21:00 PM Turn 6 US 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 US:
-1 VP
234 12/2/2019 5:21:00 PM Turn 6 US Return Strategy card to hand #44: 3 / Bear Trap* (US)

Message from US:
I'll probably end up using it for ops anyway, but it is what I should have done.
233 12/2/2019 4:33:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message Feel free to take it back David and totally repeat the move: this is a friendly game at the end (and kinda "tutorial against expert players" for me ;-) ).
232 12/2/2019 1:56:00 PM Turn 6 US Message actually, given that, can I use a different 3 op card? might want to use Bear as event when only worth 2 ops.
231 12/2/2019 1:55:00 PM Turn 6 US Message True! Playdek prevents such errors. :)
leave out play into South Africa.
230 12/2/2019 11:34:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message You are under Red Scare/Purge, aren't you? If yes, this cards grants you a value of "2", not "3".
229 12/2/2019 8:56:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Operations #44: 3 / Bear Trap* (US)
On the next action round, USSR player must discard an Operations card worth 2 or more and roll 1-4 to cancel this event. Repeat each USSR player Action Round until successful or no appropriate cards remain. If out of appropriate cards, the USSR Player may only play scoring cards until the next turn.

Message from US:
1 Zaire 3/1
1 Angola 3/1
1 South Africa 2/0
228 12/2/2019 8:54:00 AM Turn 6 US Message note that Brush also provides me 3 MilOps
227 12/2/2019 8:40:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 6 to 2
226 12/2/2019 8:39:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Event #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 USSR:
Was pretty aware of that... trying to relieve the pain.

USSR VP + 4, id I'm not wrong.
225 12/2/2019 8:34:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From -2 to 6
224 12/2/2019 8:33:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Event #81: 0 / South America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
can't have the party incomplete. :)
8 VP
223 12/2/2019 3:50:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
Missile Envy, then Brush War; now it lacks South America Scoring and the party is complete :-(

Philippines (2,4).
222 12/1/2019 5:37:00 PM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From -3 to -2
221 12/1/2019 5:37:00 PM Turn 6 US Message got it back. 2/0. 1 VP
220 12/1/2019 5:37:00 PM Turn 6 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
Brazil
219 12/1/2019 5:37:00 PM Turn 6 US 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 US:
Brazil on 3+
218 12/1/2019 5:36:00 PM Turn 6 US Discard Card #59: 4 / Flower Power* (USSR)

Message from US:
217 12/1/2019 5:34:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
216 12/1/2019 5:33:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message Rewarded... couldn't roll less, for my purpose.

Brasil (0,2).

USSR MO = 2.


215 12/1/2019 5:32:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
Using Missile Envy for a Coup in Brasil.
214 12/1/2019 5:28:00 PM Turn 6 US Message 2 Chile 3/0
1 Veneuela 6/3
213 12/1/2019 5:13:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Give card to US #59: 4 / Flower Power* (USSR)

Message from USSR:
212 12/1/2019 5:12:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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.

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:
211 12/1/2019 4:50:00 PM Turn 6 US Message ah. the downside of using One Step for ops.
Missile Envy
210 12/1/2019 4:49:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message You still have to tell me your headline card, if I'm not wrong.
209 12/1/2019 4:31:00 PM Turn 6 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
208 12/1/2019 4:28:00 PM Turn 6 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
207 12/1/2019 4:27:00 PM Turn 5 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:
OAS puts 2 in Venezuela, then this card puts 2 more in Venezuela, which ends at 5/3
206 12/1/2019 2:29:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message Was my last for Turn 5.
205 12/1/2019 2:28:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #70: 1 / OAS Founded* (US)
Add two US Influence in Central or South America

Message from USSR:
I haven't subtleties like that in my repertory yet ;-) What made me decide was, maybe I won't see such a card anymore so better playing it worth 5 IPs instead of 3.

Here I first add 1 IP in Peru (0,1), then leave you to decide where to put yours.
204 12/1/2019 1:12:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #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:
I think it would serve you better to play Warsaw as ops and take Turkey, if Europe is your focus. Warsaw is likely to come back, either in my hand or yours, and can eliminate US IP in Poland and/or EG late in the game. Just a thought.
1 Turkey 2/0
1 Canada 4/0
203 12/1/2019 2:10:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #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 USSR:
Correct, I was aware but forgot...

Let's think fort the future playing this as Event.

Czechoslovakia (0,2)
Hungary (0,3)
Bulgaria (0,3).

202 11/30/2019 7:23:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Cuba is adjacent to US, and worth an extra VP for you
201 11/30/2019 6:06:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message It's 1 VP for US, isn't it? You have Mexico and Panama, I have Cuba only.
200 11/30/2019 4:33:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #37: 0 / Central America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
0 VP
199 11/30/2019 4:14:00 PM Turn 5 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:
Ecuador (0,2).
198 11/30/2019 1:49:00 PM Turn 5 US 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 US:
2 Japan 4/0*
197 11/30/2019 12:09:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 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 USSR:
3 to Indonesia (2,3)
1 to Egypt (1,3).

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