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106 12/6/2019 1:01:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Operations #35: 2 / Formosan Resolution* (US)
Taiwan shall be treated as a Battleground country for scoring purposes if the US controls Taiwan when Asia Scoring is played. Taiwan is not a Battleground country for any other purpose. This card is discarded after US play of The China Card.

Message from USSR:
Play this. Won't come into play until Asia scoring comes again.

Influence in E. Germany and France
105 12/6/2019 12:57:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Oh boy. Should have played a nice USA card. No damage on the score.
My #1 coming up.
104 12/6/2019 12:55:00 PM Turn 3 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: #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.
NOTE: discarded without effect.

Message from USSR:
Maybe limit the damage
Only net 1 to you at the moment.
103 12/6/2019 5:57:00 AM Turn 3 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
102 12/5/2019 11:19:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Mulling my options. Sorry for the delay.
101 12/5/2019 11:09:00 PM Turn 3 USSR End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

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

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
100 12/5/2019 11:09:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Okay, looks good. I'll end the turn.
99 12/5/2019 5:40:00 AM Turn 2 US Message WOW, what a mess -

Who is the student and who is the teacher here?

YIKES..

Okay board and some order should now be re-established in the world play - verify and then end the turn and we can start year 3
98 12/5/2019 5:38:00 AM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From 3 to 2
97 12/5/2019 12:34:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message Okay, I'm confused. I don't remember what I had in Cambodia/Laos, nor in Syria.

I'll let you redo the map. So you will lose 2 for MilOps, so back to 2?

I do get the 2 influence in Egypt.


96 12/4/2019 9:45:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Not able to send map right now
95 12/4/2019 9:45:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Well, dang son....

I can't do Africa as it would cause Nuclear rain
I can't do S or Central America as you have no
markers there

I'll just pu1 1 more marker in Panama to gain control
take my lumps on points and call it a day.


94 12/4/2019 10:39:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message Hate to break it to you but Middle East is off limits too. Central South and Africa are your choices.
93 12/4/2019 5:25:00 AM Turn 2 US Message USSR reduced by 1 and my MIL OPS is fulfilled (sort of).

Re-verify the map then end turn.

Id almost forgot to put the 2 in Egypt due to your
event card for my coup.

BOY it was tough finding anybody to coup/re-aline as
you have either all BG countries, no coup allowed areas or no markers....
92 12/4/2019 5:22:00 AM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
Bob, you can't Coup in Asia at DefCon 2.
Need to redo you last card.

COUP in Syria - the only place I can do it without
causing Nuclear winter

I'll re-roll also

USSR has 4
I have 1 + die roll
91 12/4/2019 12:45:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 4 to 3
90 12/4/2019 12:45:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message Sorry, my computer is being really slow on the posting, but it recognizes when I push the button a 2nd time.
So you were changing this VP to account for your failure to conduct enough MilOps. +2 for Space, -1 for milops = 3. Got it.
89 12/4/2019 12:43:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 4 to 4
88 12/4/2019 12:42:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 3 to 4
87 12/4/2019 12:42:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message Bob, you can't Coup in Asia at DefCon 2.
Need to redo you last card.
86 12/4/2019 12:42:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message Bob, you can't Coup in Asia at DefCon 2.
Need to redo you last card.
85 12/3/2019 6:12:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From 2 to 3
84 12/3/2019 6:12:00 PM Turn 2 US Message You gain 1 for MIL/OPS and then we end the turn once you check the board
83 12/3/2019 6:10:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Cambodia is now 2 US control
82 12/3/2019 6:09:00 PM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:
Coup attempt
81 12/3/2019 6:09:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #15: 1 / Nasser* (USSR)
Add two USSR Influence in Egypt. US loses half (rounded up) of its Influence in Egypt.

Message from US:
COUP attempt in Laos/Cambodia

I will have 1 + die roll
you will have 2

This will give me 1 MIL/OPS also

Then I'll place 2 in Egypt - USSR is running wild over Truman
80 12/3/2019 4:23:00 PM Turn 2 US Message WHATS A 3 OPS look like?

NOPE -

I'll do my final move when I get home
79 12/3/2019 3:10:00 PM Turn 2 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:
See if this messes with your plans.
Event
Discard or lose influence

Not at board so no update yet. I think that you did launch successfully.
78 12/3/2019 2:49:00 PM Turn 2 US Message NOT near map but I think we did something right.
77 12/3/2019 2:48:00 PM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:
countdown started
76 12/3/2019 2:48:00 PM Turn 2 US Discard Card #11: 2 / Korean War* (USSR)

Message from US:
SPACE RACE - let's see if we can launch this time
75 12/3/2019 1:57:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
74 12/3/2019 1:57:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message NE on the coup
Defcon to 2
Soviet MilOps to 2

Over to your 5.
73 12/3/2019 1:55:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:
Coup in Iran
Stable 2*2 =4
Coup 2+dr
72 12/3/2019 1:55:00 PM Turn 2 USSR 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 USSR:
Coup in Iran
DefCon to 2
Stable 2*2 = 4
Coup 2+dr
71 12/3/2019 1:50:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message SE Asia it is

Burma, Laos/Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonsia
70 12/3/2019 5:50:00 AM Turn 2 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:
One in Iran for control
One in Philippines for control

Okay, go at it.

It really sucks when USSR is short cards this turn
but still gets to place a bunch of markers...BO...Ho..
69 12/2/2019 11:39:00 AM Turn 2 US Message >USER wins gains two points. No file. Back to you.

Obvious doping/cheating scandal ensues...
68 12/2/2019 10:52:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message USER wins gains two points.
No file. Back to you.
67 12/2/2019 10:50:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 4 to 2
66 12/2/2019 10:50:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
2


Message from USSR:
Third time the charm?
USSR +2
USA
65 12/2/2019 10:48:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from USSR:
Refill
USSR +2
USA
64 12/2/2019 10:48:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
3


Message from USSR:
1 USSR +2
2 USA
63 12/2/2019 5:31:00 AM Turn 2 US Message Except if the Defcon was a 2 - why would you NOT participate?

Yes roll the dice and we'll see what happens
62 12/1/2019 10:14:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
We're hosting the Olympics. Are you coming?
4Ops for me if not, +2 dr if you are.
61 11/30/2019 7:12:00 AM Turn 2 US Message 1 in Spain
1 (needing 2) into E. Germany
60 11/30/2019 2:16:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message Sorry to be slow. I forgot that I needed to go.

Remove Rumania, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia
Add 1 to Italy and 2 to France

Now your part.
59 11/29/2019 1:00:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #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.

Message from US:
I'll let you do this even FIRST - then I'll do my move
58 11/29/2019 12:23:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Sorry for all that excitement.

Place 2 influence in W. Germany (now 6), 1 in Italy (now 2).

Pay attention to the rules, Anthony
57 11/29/2019 12:21:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Okay, okay, okay. I just read the DefCon track. No realignments in Europe or Asia. I thought it was just Coups.

Redoing my turn. Same cards, just different actions.
56 11/29/2019 12:19:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Remove USA influence

Your 3.
55 11/29/2019 12:19:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from USSR:
Remove US influence from Italy

3rd Realign - Finland
1st USSR +2
2nd USA
54 11/29/2019 12:17:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from USSR:
Remove the 2 US influence in W. Germany
Realign Italy

1st USSR +1
2nd USA
53 11/29/2019 12:16:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from USSR:
Realign W. Germany
1st USSR +3
2nd USA
52 11/29/2019 12:16:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Discard Card #23: 4 / Marshall Plan* (US)

Message from USSR:
Here is the voided card.
I have 3 Ops
I will do a realign.
51 11/29/2019 12:15:00 PM Turn 2 USSR 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 USSR:
Voiding the next card.
I get to use it's OPS (though 1 less).
50 11/29/2019 12:12:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Okay, 4 Influence in Eastern Europe
Finland(now2), Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Rumania, each get 1.
49 11/28/2019 6:57:00 AM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #14: 3 / COMECON* (USSR)
Add 1 USSR Influence in each of four non-US Controlled countries in Eastern Europe.

Message from US:
2 in Botswana and 1 in Zaire

YOU can do your event.
48 11/27/2019 8:25:00 PM Turn 2 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:
Event
Remove 2 from Italy, 1 from Spain/Portugal

Glad this doesn't get affected by the -1

Back to you.
47 11/27/2019 7:44:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Event #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 US:

No map for me but let's see how YOU deal
with -1 OPS for rest of turn....

My Nephew played the card I played on you in headline
only I was playing Korean War and lost the points and
the ability to put stuff into S. Korea - a real snake move...
46 11/27/2019 7:44:00 PM Turn 2 US Message This is weird I'm playing a game with my Nephew -
In that game he is US - you and he both just played
the same card and I just played the same card in both.


45 11/27/2019 8:28:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
44 11/27/2019 8:28:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 2 to 4
43 11/27/2019 8:27:00 AM Turn 2 USSR 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 USSR:
Okay, I'll let you have 2VP's, Defcon down to 3
Place 3 Influence in W. Germany

Over to you.
42 11/27/2019 8:25:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message So nothing happened.
My 1 of 6 coming.
41 11/27/2019 8:24:00 AM Turn 2 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: #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.
NOTE: discarded without effect.

Message from USSR:
Here's my headline
40 11/27/2019 5:52:00 AM Turn 2 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
39 11/27/2019 5:51:00 AM Turn 2 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 4

US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.
38 11/27/2019 5:51:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust Victory Points From 1 to 2
37 11/27/2019 5:50:00 AM Turn 1 US Message That should end the turn

- I gain 1 VP due to MIL/OPS
Defcon at 3 so- I have 2 - you have 1

DEFCON back up to 4
36 11/27/2019 5:48:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
35 11/27/2019 5:48:00 AM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:
you have 2
I have 2 + die roll
34 11/27/2019 5:47:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #22: 2 / Independent Reds* (US)
Add sufficient US Influence in either Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary or Czechoslovakia to equal USSR Influence.

Message from US:
Let's fight for Nigeria - dang son - you have NO
areas with markers of little countries that I can 'easily' coup attempt.


you have 2
I have 2 + die roll
33 11/27/2019 12:09:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
32 11/27/2019 12:09:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message 2 Influence in Nigeria
31 11/27/2019 12:09:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
Stable 1*2 =1
Coup 1+dr
30 11/27/2019 12:08:00 AM Turn 1 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 in Nigeria
29 11/26/2019 8:47:00 PM Turn 1 US Message KA-BOOM......Cape Canaveral is a smoldering pile of rubble....
28 11/26/2019 8:46:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
ready to launch......T minus 10, 9, 8, 7
6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1......
27 11/26/2019 8:45:00 PM Turn 1 US Discard Card #13: 2 / Arab-Israeli War (USSR)

Message from US:
DISCARD - Space Race - let's put those Nazi guys to work....


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.
26 11/26/2019 7:12:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Sorry. No file.
25 11/26/2019 7:11:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
Neither of us score.

Back to you.
24 11/26/2019 5:53:00 PM Turn 1 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:
2 in S. Africa
1 in Angola
1 in Syria
23 11/26/2019 4:17:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Wait, I'm US - Okay the Sneaky Russians are trying to steal our liberty and freedom....there, that's what I meant.
22 11/26/2019 4:17:00 PM Turn 1 US Message >Not quite so fast. I do get 3 points for Presence.

Typical Capitalist Ploy to try and take money (or points) from the workers....
21 11/26/2019 12:02:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 2 to 1
20 11/26/2019 12:02:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
I gain +1, I have 2 BG, you have 1, we both have Presence, so net 1 to me.
19 11/26/2019 12:00:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 5 to 2
18 11/26/2019 11:59:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message Not quite so fast. I do get 3 points for Presence.
17 11/25/2019 5:52:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust Victory Points From -3 to 5
16 11/25/2019 5:51:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
Let's do this while I'm ahead hear.

I have Dominance for 7
I have one more BG state that you so I get 1 more
So total gain of 8
15 11/24/2019 3:39:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Operations #8: 2 / Fidel* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Cuba. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Cuba for Control.

Message from USSR:
Remove 2 from UK, now 3
Remove 1 from Israel, now 0

Ops
Place 1 in Poland, now control, and 1 in West Germany

Over to you.
14 11/22/2019 10:59:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
1 in Italy
2 in Pakistan

Now you can do the event then take your next turn
13 11/22/2019 2:27:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Operations #9: 2 / Vietnam Revolts* (USSR)
Add 2 USSR Influence in Vietnam. For the remainder of the turn, the Soviet player may add 1 Operations point to any card that uses all points in Southeast Asia.

Message from USSR:
Influence in Austria and E. Germany

That was really evil on your part.
12 11/22/2019 5:38:00 AM Turn 1 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:
Remove 1 in E. Germany, Poland, Austria presence
11 11/22/2019 12:07:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:
Ops
1 influence in Austria
1 (costs 2) in Italy

Your card play
10 11/22/2019 12:04:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 0 to -3
9 11/22/2019 12:02:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message Both 4's so US is first
You have control of Japan
I score 3VP's and DefCon stays at 5

My card play, right?
8 11/22/2019 12:01:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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.

USSR: #34: 4 / Nuclear Test Ban (Both)
Player earns VPs equal to current DEFCON level minus 2, then improve DEFCON two levels.

Message from USSR:
Headline card
7 11/21/2019 8:52:00 PM Turn 1 US Headline Event selected Message from US:

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