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180 2/19/2020 5:20:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -3 to -4
179 2/19/2020 5:20:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #55: 2 / Willy Brandt* (USSR)
USSR gains 1 VP. USSR receives 1 Influence in West Germany. Cancels #21 NATO for West Germany. This event canceled/unplayable by #96 'Tear Down this Wall'.

Message from USSR:
178 2/18/2020 9:22:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #63: 2 / Colonial Rear Guards (US)
Add one US Influence in each of four different African and/or Southeast Asian countries.

Message from US:
Points for-Burma, Zaire, Nigeria and Ethiopia
177 2/18/2020 8:16:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 1 to -3
176 2/18/2020 8:16:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #81: 0 / South America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
USSR Dom for 5
US Pres for 2
USSR BG - 2
US BR - 1

So 7 to 3 I gain 4
175 2/18/2020 7:08:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #64: 1 / Panama Canal Returned* (US)
Add one US Influence in Panama, Costa Rica and Venezuela.

Message from US:
Not quite ready to give up on Venezuela
174 2/18/2020 5:21:00 AM Turn 5 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:
1 in Brazil
1 in Venezuela

173 2/17/2020 9:34:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
172 2/17/2020 9:34:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Soviets lose just 1 influence
171 2/17/2020 9:34:00 PM Turn 5 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
+3 modifier for me

Venezuela has a stability of 4
170 2/17/2020 9:33:00 PM Turn 5 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:
I'll attempt a coup of my own in Venezuela
169 2/17/2020 6:44:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Message 2 Mil OPS for me also
168 2/17/2020 6:44:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
167 2/17/2020 6:43:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Message 7 to 4 so 3 for me
166 2/17/2020 6:43:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR:
Coup attempt in Brazil
I have 2 + die
you have 4
165 2/17/2020 6:43:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #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.

Message from USSR:
So now I have to use this card for my OPS

Coup attempt in Brazil
I have 2 + die
you have 4
164 2/16/2020 11:43:00 PM Turn 5 US Discard Card #61: 3 / OPEC (USSR)

Message from US:
Ahhh good thing I got this in time, just when I'm starting to make some headway with VPs

2 for South Africa, 1 for Mexico
163 2/16/2020 8:30:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Give card to US #61: 3 / OPEC (USSR)

Message from USSR:
Dang nabit - I was going to use this card last turn
but tried to get one more point - now I'll have nothing
162 2/16/2020 7:09:00 PM Turn 5 US Give card to USSR #49: 2 / Missile Envy (Both)

Message from US:
I'll give this to you for your next action and then wait for your card
161 2/16/2020 4:10:00 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:
2 for Gulf States
1 for Zaire
160 2/16/2020 3:37:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #57: 4 / ABM Treaty (Both)
Improve DEFCON one level. Then player may Conduct Operations as if they played a 4 Ops card.

Message from US:
1 each for Brazil and Argentina, plus 2 for Uruguay
159 2/16/2020 6:37:00 AM Turn 5 USSR 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 USSR:
2 to Venezuela, 1 to Chile
158 2/15/2020 10:56:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #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 US:
1 from Mexico, 2 from Venezuela, 1 from Chile
157 2/15/2020 10:54:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Let me know if want the text of any of those cards
156 2/15/2020 10:54:00 PM Turn 5 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
4
155 2/15/2020 10:54:00 PM Turn 5 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
3
154 2/15/2020 10:54:00 PM Turn 5 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
2
153 2/15/2020 10:54:00 PM Turn 5 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
1
152 2/15/2020 10:53:00 PM Turn 5 US Discard Card #50: 4 / We Will Bury You'* (USSR)

Message from US:
151 2/15/2020 10:53:00 PM Turn 5 US Discard Card #52: 2 / Portuguese Empire Crumbles* (USSR)

Message from US:
150 2/15/2020 10:53:00 PM Turn 5 US Discard Card #41: 2 / Nuclear Subs* (US)

Message from US:
149 2/15/2020 10:53:00 PM Turn 5 US Discard Card #75: 2 / Liberation Theology (USSR)

Message from US:
148 2/15/2020 10:53:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Okay I have 4 cards I'll discard
147 2/15/2020 9:36:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #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 USSR:
1 in Chile, one in Columbia, 1 in Gulf States

Now you discard and replace up to your whole hand
146 2/15/2020 9:32:00 PM Turn 5 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: #54: 1 / Allende* (USSR)
USSR receives two Influence in Chile.

Message from USSR:
145 2/15/2020 7:29:00 PM Turn 5 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
144 2/15/2020 7:28:00 PM Turn 5 US Give China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from US:
Here's the China Card
143 2/15/2020 7:27:00 PM Turn 5 US End Turn US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.
142 2/15/2020 7:27:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 5
141 2/15/2020 7:26:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -2 to 1
140 2/15/2020 7:26:00 PM Turn 4 US Message So now with the end of turn military ops I'll gain 3 VPs
139 2/15/2020 7:25:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #46: 2 / How I Learned to Stop Worrying* (Both)
Set the DEFCON at any level you want (1-5). This event counts as 5 Military Operations for the purpose of required Military Operations.

Message from US:
I'll move DEFCON to 5
138 2/15/2020 4:09:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
space roll
137 2/15/2020 4:08:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Discard Card #73: 3 / Shuttle Diplomacy (US)

Message from USSR:
space race attempt

card reads:

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.
136 2/15/2020 1:00:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -4 to -2
135 2/15/2020 1:00:00 PM Turn 4 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:
I count 11-8 in my favor
134 2/14/2020 9:04:00 PM Turn 4 USSR 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 USSR:
2 in Iran
1 in Cameroon
133 2/14/2020 9:01:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message HUM....In ACTS it's still with me - so when you get it
at end of turn just turn it back over tot me.
132 2/14/2020 8:47:00 PM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
I need a 1-4
131 2/14/2020 8:47:00 PM Turn 4 US Discard Card #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)

Message from US:
Discarding for the space race
130 2/14/2020 8:46:00 PM Turn 4 US Message So I'm not sure where in ACTS the card is
129 2/14/2020 8:45:00 PM Turn 4 US Message Oh I don't have it? I thought I claimed the China Card at the end of the turn it was used?
128 2/14/2020 5:22:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
I'll take the China card back now please
127 2/13/2020 9:09:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #66: 2 / Puppet Governments* (US)
US may add one Influence in three countries that currently contain no Influence from either power.

Message from US:
1 point each for Brazil, Argentina and Lebanon
126 2/13/2020 9:08:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -5 to -4
125 2/13/2020 7:18:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #38: 0 / Southeast Asia Scoring* (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
Ah, starting to know your cards....

Well as good a time as any

I show you having 4
I have 3 so you (ONLY) gain 1
124 2/13/2020 6:52:00 PM Turn 4 US Give card to USSR #55: 2 / Willy Brandt* (USSR)

Message from US:
You can have it back-

Instead I'll place 2 points in Thailand with my original card's ops

123 2/13/2020 5:12:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Give random Strategy card to US Operations - 2 / Willy Brandt* (USSR)

Message from USSR:
122 2/12/2020 9:29:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #67: 2 / Grain Sales to Soviets (US)
Randomly choose one card from USSR hand. Play it or return it. If returned (or Soviet player has no cards), use this card to conduct Operations normally.

Message from US:
I sense a SE Asia scoring card...

Let's see what I can get with this
121 2/12/2020 8:49:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
2 for 1 in Thailand
2 for 1 in Laos/Cambodia
1 more in Laos
120 2/12/2020 8:41:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -6 to -5
119 2/12/2020 8:41:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #65: 2 / Camp David Accords* (US)
US gains 1 VP. US receives one Influence in Israel, Jordan and Egypt. Arab-Israeli War event no longer playable.

Message from US:
US returns to the ME after getting kicked out during turn 1
118 2/12/2020 5:24:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Operations #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 USSR:
1 in Venezuela
1 in Burma
1 in Philippines

117 2/11/2020 11:51:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -12 to -6
116 2/11/2020 11:50:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
US-domination plus 3 BG states-10

USSR-presence plus E. Germany-4

So net gain of 6 for the US
115 2/11/2020 5:30:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message please correct the map on your turn
114 2/11/2020 5:29:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message Ah, reports from operatives in Central America seem to have been exaggerated - these operatives will be rewarded with a trip to sunny Magnitogorsk

https://panethos.wordpress.com/2017/08/22/russian-cities-that-arose-from-the-gulag-era/

113 2/11/2020 5:27:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -14 to -12
112 2/10/2020 8:04:00 PM Turn 4 US Message But didn't your coup fail in Panama? So then it would be 5-2 in favor of the USSR, with a net gain of 3?
111 2/10/2020 5:25:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -9 to -14
110 2/10/2020 5:25:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #37: 0 / Central America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
I'll now score this.
I have presence you have none so 1
I have 2 BG you have none so 2 more
I have 2 next to the Evil US so 2 more
TOTAL gain of 5
109 2/10/2020 5:22:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
place 2 in Mexico

Now for Coup roll
in Panama you have 4 I have 2 + die roll
108 2/9/2020 9:53:00 PM Turn 4 US Message I'll choose Yugoslavia for my event
107 2/9/2020 9:20:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message you get to go first as we are tied 2 to 2 on OPS value
106 2/9/2020 9:18:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #22: 2 / Independent Reds* (US)
Add sufficient US Influence in either Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary or Czechoslovakia to equal USSR Influence.

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).

Message from USSR:
105 2/9/2020 4:38:00 PM Turn 4 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
Headline card
104 2/9/2020 4:35:00 PM Turn 4 US End Turn Mid War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 9 cards drawn.
103 2/9/2020 4:35:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust Victory Points From -7 to -9
102 2/9/2020 4:35:00 PM Turn 3 US Message End of turn-

Military ops gives another 2 VPs to the USSR
101 2/9/2020 4:34:00 PM 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:
-1 Soviet influence in E. Germany, Poland and Bulgaria
100 2/9/2020 4:33:00 PM Turn 3 US Message ahh okay thanks
99 2/9/2020 7:06:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Message SO.... It's all you still
98 2/9/2020 7:06:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Message 9.8 Play of ‘The China Card’ can never be compelled by events
or a shortage of cards during the action rounds.

97 2/9/2020 7:04:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Message If a player has insufficient cards to take the requisite number
of actions for the turn, that player must sit out of the remaining
Action Rounds while the opposing player completes the turn.

96 2/8/2020 11:28:00 PM Turn 3 US Message err wait you have the China card still, right, even if ACTS says you have 0 cards? Is that something you have to or can use right now?
95 2/8/2020 11:24:00 PM Turn 3 US Message ahh oops I forgot you're down a card so I have another move
94 2/8/2020 11:00:00 PM 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:
I'll replace my markers in France, Italy and the FRG, and then add one to Panama
93 2/8/2020 9:15:00 PM Turn 3 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:
1 each from France Italy and W. Germany

What are you guys doing to piss off Europe?
92 2/8/2020 8:12:00 PM Turn 3 US Message I'll remove the 2 Soviet markers in Finland
91 2/8/2020 6:47:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Message 19 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

90 2/8/2020 6:47:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Discard random Strategy card Operations - 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)

Message from USSR:
89 2/7/2020 9:52:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Event #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 US:
Hopefully a US event?
88 2/7/2020 8:41:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message NO MAP
87 2/7/2020 8:41:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message FAIL -BUT didn't start WW3 either
86 2/7/2020 8:40:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
roll for space
85 2/7/2020 8:40:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message card wording

3 / Duck and Cover (US)
Degrade DEFCON level by one. Then US player earns VPs equal to 5 minus current DEFCON level.
84 2/7/2020 8:40:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Discard Card #4: 3 / Duck and Cover (US)

Message from USSR:
space race
83 2/7/2020 4:50:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust Victory Points From -13 to -7
82 2/7/2020 4:50:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
US-domination +S. Korea, Japan, Thailand-10

USSR-presence plus N. Korea-4

6 points for US
81 2/7/2020 5:21:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Message FAIL

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