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60 12/6/2019 7:31:00 PM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
For a legal coup of Iran. (down with the democratically elected Mossadeq!)
59 12/6/2019 8:29:00 AM Turn 3 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
58 12/6/2019 8:28:00 AM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:
for use in a coup on Thailand.
57 12/5/2019 10:21:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Well, if that wasn't a message that McArthur was given a green light at the Yalu.
56 12/5/2019 10:19:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
Desperately need a 5 or 6 since you control Japan and I get one subtracted from my roll.
55 12/5/2019 10:03:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #26: 1 / CIA Created* (US)
USSR reveals hand this turn. Then the US may Conduct Operations as if they played a 1 Op card.

USSR: #11: 2 / Korean War* (USSR)
North Korea invades South Korea. Roll one die, and subtract 1 for every US Controlled country adjacent to South Korean. USSR Victory on modified die roll 4-6. USSR adds 2 to Military Operations Track. Effects of Victory: USSR gains 2 VP and replace all US Influence in South Korea with USSR Influence.

Message from USSR:
How desperate am I? Playing Korean War as a headline with only a 1/3 chance of success shows how desperate I am and how bad my hand is ONCE AGAIN!
54 12/5/2019 7:27:00 PM Turn 3 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
Here is my headline card for turn 3.
53 12/5/2019 7:25:00 PM Turn 3 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 6 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
52 12/5/2019 7:24:00 PM Turn 2 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:
Card play from my last turn.
51 12/4/2019 11:21:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Discard Card #5: 3 / Five-Year Plan (US)

Message from USSR:
I have no cards to discard, so there is no event, so I chose the No Event button.
50 12/4/2019 10:42:00 AM Turn 2 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:
49 12/3/2019 9:09:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -4 to -6
48 12/3/2019 9:08:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
now i need a low number.
47 12/3/2019 9:06:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Discard Card #23: 4 / Marshall Plan* (US)

Message from USSR:
Sending this to space. 4 ops is nice, but 7 influence is too much to pay.
46 12/3/2019 8:36:00 PM Turn 2 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:
45 12/3/2019 8:22:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:
Don't want to give up my SE Asia bonus, especially as it lets me take Thailand out of your Battleground country list (if only temporarily.)

44 12/3/2019 7:45:00 PM Turn 2 US 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 US:
Ops are good, your influence in Eastern Europe is not.
43 12/3/2019 7:28:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
Can't let you take ALL of Asia.
42 12/2/2019 8:30:00 PM Turn 2 US Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from US:
5 ops in Asia is quite nice.
41 12/2/2019 9:53:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 0 to -4
40 12/2/2019 9:51:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Discard Card #26: 1 / CIA Created* (US)

Message from USSR:
39 12/2/2019 9:51:00 AM 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:
Have to cancel the DEFCON suicide card of CIA Created
38 12/2/2019 7:20:00 AM Turn 2 US Play Card as Event #25: 3 / Containment* (US)
All further Operations cards played by US this turn add one to their value (to a maximum of 4).

Message from US:
37 12/1/2019 10:26:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #15: 1 / Nasser* (USSR)
Add two USSR Influence in Egypt. US loses half (rounded up) of its Influence in Egypt.

Message from USSR:
Can't coup, so must do something.
36 12/1/2019 10:20:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
35 12/1/2019 10:09:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #4: 3 / Duck and Cover (US)
Degrade DEFCON level by one. Then US player earns VPs equal to 5 minus current DEFCON level.

USSR: #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
I need to get this done as I am woefully weak in Europe.
34 12/1/2019 8:56:00 PM Turn 2 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
Let's hope that this doesn't lead to nuclear war.
33 12/1/2019 8:21:00 AM Turn 2 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 6 cards drawn.
32 12/1/2019 8:20:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Event #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from US:
31 11/30/2019 2:55:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message 5 isn't bad. 5+2 minus 4 = 3 so all US influence in Libya is removed.
30 11/30/2019 2:51:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR:
A High roll please.
29 11/30/2019 2:51:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
28 11/30/2019 2:50:00 PM Turn 1 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:
Now I will try to coup Libya and reduce DEFCON to 2.
27 11/30/2019 2:49:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
26 11/30/2019 7:35:00 AM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
die roll for coup on Pakistan.
25 11/30/2019 7:34:00 AM Turn 1 US Discard Card #33: 3 / De-Stalinization* (USSR)

Message from US:
Discarding for Blockade.
24 11/30/2019 7:33:00 AM Turn 1 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:
Die roll for coup will be soon.
23 11/29/2019 11:06:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
See my TS02 email for the details.
22 11/29/2019 8:22:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
21 11/27/2019 10:51:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Wyatt, I moved DEFCON back to 4 in ACTS. I leave it to you to do so in your log for VASSAL.
20 11/27/2019 10:51:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 4
19 11/27/2019 9:09:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
18 11/27/2019 9:08:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message 2 is not so great. 3+2 = 5 - 4 = 1, so I remove one influence from Malaysia. A failed coup, and DEFCON declines.
17 11/27/2019 9:07:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:
High number please...
16 11/27/2019 9:07:00 PM 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:
I hate to lose DeGaulle, but times are desperate in Asia. I need to coup Malaysia.
15 11/27/2019 8:38:00 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:
Drastic times require drastic measures.
14 11/26/2019 11:43:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
Couldn't pass up the bonus point.
13 11/26/2019 8:47:00 PM Turn 1 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:
Well, here Europe back again.
12 11/26/2019 6:44:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message I will adjust Vassal and it will be your round.
11 11/26/2019 6:44:00 PM Turn 1 USSR 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 USSR:
There goes Europe again.
10 11/26/2019 6:40:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
9 11/26/2019 10:43:00 AM 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:
8 11/26/2019 6:16:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message
7 11/26/2019 6:10:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
Hoping for a high number.
6 11/26/2019 6:10:00 AM Turn 1 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:
Coup Iran with as much power as possible.
5 11/26/2019 6:05:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message Well, at least I don't have to worry about Defectors again until the Turn 3 reshuffle.
4 11/26/2019 6:00:00 AM Turn 1 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: #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).
NOTE: discarded without effect.

Message from USSR:
This card is a real pain in the critical first turn.
3 11/25/2019 8:55:00 PM Turn 1 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
Here's my headline event.
2 11/25/2019 8:49:00 PM Turn 1 US Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

1 11/23/2019 6:48:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

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