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138 1/21/2020 5:21:00 AM Turn 5 US Message FAIL
137 1/21/2020 5:21:00 AM Turn 5 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
space roll
136 1/21/2020 5:21:00 AM Turn 5 US Discard Card #75: 2 / Liberation Theology (USSR)

Message from US:
on the Space track -

Event info:
#75: 2 / Liberation Theology (USSR)
Add three USSR Influence in Central America, no more than two per country.

Remove after playing as event? No
135 1/20/2020 9:29:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message nope
134 1/20/2020 9:29:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
-1 modifier
133 1/20/2020 9:29:00 PM Turn 5 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:
I'll target India

132 1/20/2020 8:40:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #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 US:
2 in N. Korea
2 in Laos/Cambodia
131 1/20/2020 7:23:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 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 USSR:
1 influence for Iraq and 1 for Venezuela
130 1/20/2020 7:21:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message :(
129 1/20/2020 3:24:00 PM Turn 5 US 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: #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).
NOTE: discarded without effect.

Message from US:
128 1/20/2020 1:46:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
127 1/20/2020 1:44:00 PM Turn 5 USSR End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 4

US: 9 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
126 1/20/2020 1:43:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Give China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
here's the card
125 1/20/2020 8:01:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #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'll play this to seal the China Card (worth 1 point)
124 1/19/2020 2:55:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -11 to -12
123 1/19/2020 2:55:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #37: 0 / Central America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
okay my third and last scoring card for this turn

we actually cancel eachother out again but Cuba borders the US so I edge out with 1 VP
122 1/19/2020 6:49:00 AM Turn 4 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 in Italy and 1 in UK
121 1/18/2020 2:24:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #81: 0 / South America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
well all right fine looks like I can't stop you

Presence +2 BG countries vs. presence +2 BG countries, so no score changes
120 1/18/2020 12:37:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 3
119 1/18/2020 12:37:00 PM Turn 4 US Message So +4 US means -2 USSR and +2 US
118 1/18/2020 12:36:00 PM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
roll + 4
117 1/18/2020 12:36:00 PM Turn 4 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:
Coup in Argentina

I have 4 + die
You have 2 x 2 = 4
116 1/18/2020 11:07:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Message Okay so -3 American influence and +3 Soviet influence
115 1/18/2020 11:06:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
Brazil has 2 stability so 4
+4 Ops modifier
114 1/18/2020 11:05:00 AM Turn 4 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:
Coup attempt in Brazil
113 1/18/2020 7:31:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
1 in Brazil
1 in Italy
112 1/18/2020 7:29:00 AM Turn 4 US Message first the 3 countries

Nicaragua
Peru
Cameroon
111 1/17/2020 8:48:00 PM Turn 4 USSR 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 USSR:
1 influence for Brazil

And you get some free points too
110 1/17/2020 8:16:00 PM Turn 4 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:
2 in Brazil
1 in Angola
109 1/17/2020 6:22:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Operations #40: 3 / Cuban Missile Crisis* (Both)
Set DEFCON to Level 2. Any further Coup attempt by your opponent this turn, anywhere on the board, will result in Global Thermonucelar War. Your opponent will lose the game. This card may be canceled at any time if the USSR player removes two Influence from Cuba or the US player removes two Influence from West Germany or Turkey.

Message from USSR:
1 influence for Argentina and 2 for Uruguay
108 1/17/2020 5:51:00 PM Turn 4 US Discard Card #42: 3 / Quagmire* (USSR)

Message from US:
1 for 2 in Italy
1 in Turkey
107 1/17/2020 5:50:00 PM Turn 4 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:
106 1/17/2020 12:25:00 PM Turn 4 US Message MERDE....
Dang commies....
105 1/17/2020 11:27:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -5 to -11
104 1/17/2020 11:27:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #38: 0 / Southeast Asia Scoring* (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
US-Philippines-1 VP
USSR-Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia-7 VP
So net gain of 6 for me
103 1/17/2020 5:33:00 AM Turn 4 US Message No real change on map but I moved the DEFCON to 5
102 1/17/2020 5:32:00 AM Turn 4 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
Replacement 3
101 1/17/2020 5:32:00 AM Turn 4 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
Replacement 2
100 1/17/2020 5:32:00 AM Turn 4 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
Replacement 1
99 1/17/2020 5:31:00 AM Turn 4 US Discard Card #51: 3 / Brezhnev Doctrine* (USSR)

Message from US:
98 1/17/2020 5:31:00 AM Turn 4 US Discard Card #12: 1 / Romanian Abdication* (USSR)

Message from US:
97 1/17/2020 5:31:00 AM Turn 4 US Discard Card #28: 3 / Suez Crisis* (USSR)

Message from US:
96 1/17/2020 5:31:00 AM Turn 4 US Message Here is the wording on the 3 I'll discard

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)

12 1 / Romanian Abdication* (USSR)
Eliminate all US Influence in Romania. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Romania for Control.

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.
95 1/17/2020 5:30:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #77: 3 / Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for you…'* (US)
US Player may discard up to entire hand (including Scoring cards) and draw replacements from the deck. The number of cards discarded must be decided prior to drawing any replacements.

Message from US:
94 1/16/2020 10:16:00 PM Turn 4 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:
1 influence each for Chile, Thailand and Argentina
93 1/16/2020 10:13:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message hmmm this is an unusual hand, this will be interesting...
92 1/16/2020 10:12:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #72: 1 / Sadat Expels Soviets* (US)
Eliminate all USSR Influence in Egypt and add one US Influence.

USSR: #54: 1 / Allende* (USSR)
USSR receives two Influence in Chile.

Message from USSR:
91 1/16/2020 8:18:00 PM Turn 4 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
90 1/16/2020 8:16:00 PM Turn 4 US End Turn Mid War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 5

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
89 1/16/2020 8:16:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust Victory Points From -6 to -5
88 1/16/2020 8:15:00 PM Turn 3 US Message DEFCON is at 4 and I have 3 and you have 2 MILOPS
So I gain 1 VP
87 1/16/2020 8:14:00 PM Turn 3 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:
I'll place 2 in Venezuela
86 1/16/2020 8:04:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Well that's a no

Okay that was my last move for this turn
85 1/16/2020 8:04:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
Need a 1-3
84 1/16/2020 8:04:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Discard Card #5: 3 / Five-Year Plan (US)

Message from USSR:
Discarding for the space race
83 1/16/2020 5:27:00 AM Turn 3 US Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
82 1/16/2020 5:27:00 AM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:
Coup attempt in Thailand

You have 2 so 4
I have 3 plus die roll
81 1/16/2020 5:27:00 AM Turn 3 US 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 US:
Coup attempt in Thailand

You have 2 so 4
I have 3 plus die roll
80 1/15/2020 9:51:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Operations #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from USSR:
yeah wow three scoring cards in one turn!

I'll do my move first-1 influence for Yugoslavia

And then the event, but now all of my influence in Europe is in controlled countries so no effect
79 1/15/2020 8:58:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust Victory Points From -7 to -6
78 1/15/2020 8:58:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
Just did this last turn now have to do again.

2 scoring cards in a turn is crazy

We have the same # of BG and presence so I get
1 for Afghanistan
77 1/15/2020 8:45:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:
2 influence for Italy, 1 for Egypt and 1 for Zimbabwe
76 1/15/2020 8:12:00 PM Turn 3 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:
3 in India
1 in Columbia
75 1/15/2020 8:02:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -2 to -7
74 1/15/2020 8:01:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
I'll play my own scoring card-

US-presence plus FRG-4
USSR-domination plus GDR, Poland-9

So 5 points in my favor
73 1/15/2020 6:50:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
can't risk this going to Commies so we'll score this now.

we both have same BG and both have presence so no score change
72 1/15/2020 12:31:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message actually before I send the map I'm going to change that a little bit-2 influence for Italy, 1 for Romania
71 1/15/2020 12:28:00 PM 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:
3 influence for Italy
70 1/15/2020 5:53:00 AM Turn 3 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:
1 (for 2) in both Iraq and Syria
69 1/14/2020 8:29:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)
Add one USSR Influence in each of any four African an/or SE Asian countries.

Message from USSR:
And now my first move-
I'll choose Indonesia, Zaire, Nigeria and Angola
68 1/14/2020 8:26:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 0 to -2
67 1/14/2020 8:26:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Okay so 2 military ops, 2 VPs and 2 influence for the USSR

And then the US advances one spot on the space race
66 1/14/2020 8:24:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
Okay so my event first-
Modifier of -1 from US control of Lebanon
65 1/14/2020 8:22:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #18: 1 / Captured Nazi Scientist* (Both)
Advance player's Space Race marker one box.

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 USSR:
64 1/14/2020 6:26:00 PM Turn 3 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
63 1/14/2020 6:25:00 PM Turn 3 US Message NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
62 1/14/2020 6:24:00 PM Turn 3 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 5

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

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
61 1/14/2020 6:24:00 PM Turn 2 US Message We both suffer negative for MIL OPS so no change there either
60 1/14/2020 6:23:00 PM Turn 2 US Message I totally lost count of cards and thought I had one more turn
59 1/14/2020 6:22:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From 4 to 0
58 1/14/2020 6:22:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
Drat...

Okay

USSR for 7
US for 3 - USSR gain of 4 so far

USSR BG 2
US BR 1 - now up to +5

US has +1 VP per country they Control in the scoring region that is adjacent to the enemy superpower

Drops USSR to +4
57 1/14/2020 6:15:00 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:
Soviet influence goes up by 2, American influence down by 2
56 1/14/2020 2:12:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Here is the info on the card

1 / Blockade* (USSR)
Unless US Player immediately discards a '3' or more value Operations card, eliminate all US Influence in West Germany.
55 1/14/2020 2:12:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From 2 to 4
54 1/14/2020 2:11:00 PM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:
launch?
53 1/14/2020 2:10:00 PM Turn 2 US Discard Card #10: 1 / Blockade* (USSR)

Message from US:
I'll play on Space Race since I can as it's now worth 2

I'll need a roll of 1+3
52 1/14/2020 1:55:00 PM 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:
2 each for Burma and Malaysia, and 1 for Thailand as the bonus
51 1/14/2020 5:36:00 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:
2 in Afghanistan
1 in s. Korea
1 in Sahara States
50 1/13/2020 10:17:00 PM Turn 2 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:
2 points for Thailand, and with my SE Asia bonus another one for Laos
49 1/13/2020 7:01:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #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:
2 in Pakistan
1 in Philippines
1 in Spain
48 1/13/2020 2:41:00 PM 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:
An Ops modifier of my own
47 1/13/2020 2:39:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message From your card's event-
1 influence each for GDR, Poland, Romania and Yugoslavia
46 1/13/2020 5:40:00 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:
This OPS are worth 4 this turn.

Add to to W. Germany and 2 to Italy

Now you can add more 1 influence to some EE countries
45 1/12/2020 3:08:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Oops that's six points, none for Hungary
44 1/12/2020 3:07:00 PM Turn 2 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:
Some more influence in Europe-

1-GDR
1-Poland
2-Romania
1-Yugoslavia
1-Hungary
43 1/12/2020 3:04:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message well hopefully the CIA can't confirm or deny that for you this turn
42 1/12/2020 7:59:00 AM Turn 2 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 from E Germany, Poland and Romania
41 1/12/2020 7:57:00 AM Turn 2 US Message HUM...could my opponent have a possible EURO score card?
40 1/11/2020 9:01:00 PM Turn 2 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:
I'll let the event go first, but I have 0 influence in all of those countries so there's no effect

And then 2 points for Romania
39 1/11/2020 8:56:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message was kinda expecting another defectors card

I'll remove one influence from the Uk and two from Italy

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