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64 1/21/2020 9:05:00 AM Turn 3 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:
I didn't play this card before. It still seems like you should have more cards than me, but I think that the China card might effect this.
63 1/21/2020 9:05:00 AM Turn 3 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:
I didn't play this card before. It still seems like you should have more cards than me, but I think that the China card might effect this.
62 1/21/2020 8:59:00 AM Turn 3 US Message Somehow ACTS still thinks you have 5 cards to my 3. I think this is not up to date, right?
61 1/21/2020 8:58:00 AM Turn 3 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:
I have to take a run at Europe.
60 1/21/2020 8:33:00 AM Turn 3 USSR 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 USSR:
59 1/21/2020 8:33:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


58 1/21/2020 8:33:00 AM Turn 3 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:
catching up for ACTS
57 1/20/2020 3:23:00 PM Turn 3 US 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 US:
Don't forget to catch up with ACTS card play.
56 1/19/2020 10:19:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust Victory Points From 7 to 1
55 1/19/2020 10:19:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
Don't forget to discard Warsaw Pact Formed that you played for ops.
54 1/18/2020 12:48:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust Victory Points From 0 to 7
53 1/18/2020 12:39:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
52 1/18/2020 12:39:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
51 1/18/2020 10:14:00 AM Turn 3 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: #18: 1 / Captured Nazi Scientist* (Both)
Advance player's Space Race marker one box.

Message from USSR:
Ever is there hope in the new dawn. Let us hope that this turn is that dawn. Asian scoring will get you a lot of points, though.
50 1/17/2020 3:18:00 PM Turn 3 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
49 1/17/2020 2:33:00 PM Turn 3 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

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

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
48 1/17/2020 2:32:00 PM Turn 2 US 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 US:
47 1/17/2020 2:25:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
here's the ACTS play.
46 1/16/2020 9:17:00 PM Turn 2 US Discard Card #7: 3 / Socialist Governments (USSR)

Message from US:
Discard, but still get 4 ops. Containment has been a HUGE help this turn.
45 1/16/2020 9:16:00 PM Turn 2 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:
44 1/16/2020 8:32:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Discard random Strategy card Operations - 2 / Indo-Pakistani War (Both)

Message from USSR:
For the Five year plan.
43 1/16/2020 8:32:00 PM Turn 2 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:
Well, here goes nothing.
42 1/16/2020 11:42:00 AM Turn 2 US Message I luck out and don't lose Korea, now I have 3 ops because of Containment.
41 1/16/2020 11:40:00 AM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:
The Korean War die roll, I need a 4 or less.
40 1/16/2020 11:39:00 AM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
Since I have control of Japan now, the die roll is reduced by one.
39 1/16/2020 10:15:00 AM Turn 2 USSR 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 USSR:
38 1/15/2020 6:36:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Operations #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).

Message from USSR:
playing for last turn. I will do my COMECON influence after school
37 1/14/2020 8:49:00 PM 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:
Playing for event, then ops. You place in Eastern Europe first, then I try and fix the situation.
36 1/13/2020 10:29:00 PM Turn 2 US Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from US:
5 ops in Asia is hard to pass up.
35 1/13/2020 8:34:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #12: 1 / Romanian Abdication* (USSR)
Eliminate all US Influence in Romania. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Romania for Control.

Message from USSR:
34 1/13/2020 8:35:00 AM Turn 2 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:
Take back Iran and take two more battlegounds.
33 1/13/2020 8:34:00 AM Turn 2 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
32 1/13/2020 7:45:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
for use in my THIRD coup of Iran in two turns.
31 1/13/2020 7:44:00 AM Turn 2 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:
30 1/12/2020 4:08:00 PM Turn 2 US 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: #8: 2 / Fidel* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Cuba. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Cuba for Control.

Message from US:
29 1/12/2020 2:08:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
28 1/12/2020 8:34:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
I think that we are ready to go for turn two. I will populate my VASSAL hand with my first logfile.
27 1/12/2020 8:31:00 AM Turn 2 USSR End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 4

US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 6 cards drawn.
26 1/12/2020 8:30:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
25 1/11/2020 9:25:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust DEFCON From 2 to 3
24 1/11/2020 9:24:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from US:
You need to get rid of all of your cards but one.
23 1/8/2020 9:56:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #18: 1 / Captured Nazi Scientist* (Both)
Advance player's Space Race marker one box.

Message from US:
Another in a long line of weak cards.
22 1/8/2020 8:41:00 PM Turn 1 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:
The turn continues, with the lack of good cards preventing any effective counter to your exploitation of Iran.
21 1/8/2020 10:42:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #23: 4 / Marshall Plan* (US)
Allows play of #21 NATO. Add one US Influence marker in each of seven non-USSR Controlled Western European countries.

Message from US:
I thought I could really put the pressure on Europe, but the Thailand situation makes a move into Asia necessary.
20 1/7/2020 8:46:00 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:
I noticed that this wasn't gone, so here it is.
19 1/7/2020 8:45:00 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:
18 1/7/2020 8:45:00 PM Turn 1 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:
17 1/7/2020 10:38:00 AM Turn 1 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:
This is where the game turns for you.
16 1/6/2020 9:39:00 PM Turn 1 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
15 1/6/2020 9:38:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Just barely got it back, but I did get it back, and now DEFCON is at 2.
14 1/6/2020 9:37:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:
Nice, high number please....

13 1/6/2020 9:37:00 PM Turn 1 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:
Try to coup Iran back.
12 1/6/2020 9:37:00 PM Turn 1 US Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
11 1/6/2020 8:42:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
Anything but a one serves me fine.
10 1/6/2020 8:42:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
If you keep Iran, I'll be reeling in Asia anyways. I do not like how this game is opening.
9 1/6/2020 2:10:00 PM Turn 1 US Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
8 1/6/2020 2:10:00 PM 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:
As I say in my email with the logfile, had to get rid of this, so didn't put any setup influence in W. Germany.
7 1/6/2020 1:55:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Wyatt, I think your coup in Iran should fail. You are under Purge, so the Formosan Resolution ops value is 1, not 2. 1 +3 = 4 and Iran defends at 2 doubled to 4. So the net is no change. Please tell me if I'm wrong.
6 1/6/2020 12:54:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
For a coup of Iran.
5 1/6/2020 12:50:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:
For the Arab Israeli war. If I can be successful, the US may be practically excluded from the Middle East.
4 1/4/2020 8:55:00 AM Turn 1 US Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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).

USSR: #13: 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.

Message from US:
3 1/3/2020 10:28:00 AM Turn 1 US Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

2 1/3/2020 7:13:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
1 1/3/2020 6:59:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

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