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172 4/6/2020 7:52:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 4 to 2
171 4/6/2020 7:51:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message Ouch. You have to decide if you want to coup somewhere.
170 4/6/2020 7:50:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
Your die roll. You'd have to roll pretty terribly to fail.
169 4/6/2020 7:50:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
My die roll.
168 4/6/2020 7:50:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Event #45: 1 / Summit (Both)
Both players roll a die. Each adds 1 for each Region they Dominate or Control. High roller gains 2 VP and may move DEFCON marker one level in either direction. Do not reroll ties.

Message from USSR:
A summit is called! I will do both die rolls, starting with my own, which gets plus one due to me dominating three places, and you only two.
167 4/6/2020 7:34:00 AM Turn 6 US Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from US:
Now I re-dominate Asia.
166 4/6/2020 7:09:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Discard Card #77: 3 / Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for you…'* (US)

Message from USSR:
This is a really nasty card.
165 4/6/2020 7:06:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
Here we go...
164 4/6/2020 7:06:00 AM Turn 6 USSR 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 USSR:
163 4/5/2020 10:05:00 PM Turn 6 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:
Really a great card while holding the China Card.
162 4/5/2020 8:21:00 AM Turn 6 US Message Phew, that was close.
161 4/5/2020 8:21:00 AM Turn 6 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
Come on - 1-4 ...
160 4/5/2020 8:20:00 AM Turn 6 US Discard Card #51: 3 / Brezhnev Doctrine* (USSR)

Message from US:
Discard to a troubled future draw by you. Now I NEED a 1-4 to escape its clutches.
159 4/5/2020 7:23:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
That final assault on East Germany seems ominous. It should be avoided. Hence, I shall redirect the American forces to Vietnam.
158 4/5/2020 7:16:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Event #61: 3 / OPEC (USSR)
USSR gains 1 VP for each of the following countries he controls: Egypt, Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Gulf States, and Venezuela. Unplayable as an event if #86 'North Sea Oil' is in effect.

Message from USSR:
Whoops, didn't realize this was not played yet. Here it is.
157 4/5/2020 7:15:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:
last turns play
156 4/4/2020 10:43:00 PM Turn 6 US Play Card as Operations #106: 3 / NORAD* (US)
If the US controls Canada, the US may add 1 Influence to any country already containing US Influence at the conclusion of any Action Round in which the DEFCON marker moves to the '2' box. This event is cancelled by #42 Quagmire.

Message from US:
Remember to catch up your card play in ACTS.
155 4/2/2020 11:43:00 PM Turn 6 US 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 US:
My R1 play
154 4/1/2020 11:03:00 PM Turn 6 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
153 4/1/2020 11:02:00 PM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From 6 to 4
152 4/1/2020 11:02:00 PM Turn 6 US Message So you score 5 as you get 2 points each for Mexico and Cuba and one point for Panama and I get 3 for DEFCON 5-2. Is this right? If so the VPs move two your way to 4.
151 4/1/2020 10:56:00 PM Turn 6 US 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: #37: 0 / Central America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
I have nothing to lose. My cards this hand continue to stink. Hopefully it means you have a handful of US cards and not a handful of scoring cards.
150 4/1/2020 10:55:00 PM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From 8 to 6
149 4/1/2020 8:50:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
My headline event is chosen.
148 4/1/2020 8:48:00 PM Turn 6 USSR End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.
147 4/1/2020 8:38:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
last turns play. I will change the turn on ACTS once I place my decolonization influence.
146 4/1/2020 11:20:00 AM Turn 5 US Message No I can't, you have to place your Decolonization influence - then you can set the next turn. Remember to send me the China card in ACTS.
145 4/1/2020 11:18:00 AM Turn 5 US Message I will try to go to turn 6 now.
144 4/1/2020 11:18:00 AM Turn 5 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:
Yet another 4 influence for you AND IT WILL BE BACK!
Red Scare has killed me. At least I temporarily staved off disaster in Central America by taking Cost Rica.
143 4/1/2020 7:04:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #48: 1 / Kitchen Debates* (US)
If the US controls more Battleground countries than the USSR, taunt opponent and gain 2VP!

Message from USSR:
142 3/31/2020 11:40:00 PM Turn 5 US Return Card to Deck Message from US:
This goes back in the deck
141 3/31/2020 11:40:00 PM Turn 5 US Return Card to Deck Message from US:
This goes back in the deck
140 3/31/2020 11:40:00 PM Turn 5 US Return Card to Deck Message from US:
This goes back in the deck
139 3/31/2020 11:39:00 PM Turn 5 US Discard Card #52: 2 / Portuguese Empire Crumbles* (USSR)

Message from US:
Might as well discard this.
138 3/31/2020 11:39:00 PM Turn 5 US Discard Card #79: 0 / Africa Scoring (Both)

Message from US:
Avoid Africa scoring for now
137 3/31/2020 11:27:00 PM Turn 5 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
5 of 5
136 3/31/2020 11:26:00 PM Turn 5 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
4 of 5
135 3/31/2020 11:26:00 PM Turn 5 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
3 of 5
134 3/31/2020 11:25:00 PM Turn 5 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
2 of 5
133 3/31/2020 11:25:00 PM Turn 5 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
1 of 5
132 3/31/2020 11:23:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #108: 2 / Our Man in Tehran* (US)
If the US controls at least one Middle East country, the US player draws the top 5 cards from the draw pile. They may reveal and then discard any or all of these drawn cards without triggering the Event. Any remaining drawn cards are returned to the draw deck, and it is reshuffled.

Message from US:
Not sure how this is going to work.
131 3/31/2020 12:23:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Forgot to give you your 2 in Chile in Vassal, I'm sure you're happy to fix that.
130 3/31/2020 12:10:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #54: 1 / Allende* (USSR)
USSR receives two Influence in Chile.

Message from US:
Another horrible card.
129 3/31/2020 10:39:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #59: 4 / Flower Power* (USSR)
USSR gains 2 VP for every subsequently US played 'War Card' (played as an event or Operations) unless played on Space Race. War Cards: Arab-Israeli War, Korean War, Brush War, Indo-Pakistani War or Iran-Iraq War. This event cancelled by #97 'An Evil Empire'.

Message from USSR:
128 3/30/2020 10:00:00 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:
127 3/30/2020 11:54:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #73: 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.

Message from USSR:
play for this turn (USSR 4)
126 3/30/2020 11:48:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
last turn.
125 3/28/2020 10:18:00 PM Turn 5 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:

124 3/28/2020 10:18:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #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:
Anything but a 6.
123 3/28/2020 12:01:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Gave you your U2 Incident VP. I believe once you discard Missile Envy you'll be ready for your AR3.
122 3/28/2020 12:00:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From 9 to 8
121 3/28/2020 9:23:00 AM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #60: 3 / U2 Incident* (USSR)
USSR gains 1 VP. If UN intervention played later this turn as an Event, either by US or USSR, gain an additional 1 VP.

Message from US:
120 3/28/2020 9:18:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
A fun event.
119 3/28/2020 9:18:00 AM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #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 US:
118 3/28/2020 9:02:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
117 3/28/2020 8:55:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
for coup of Nigeria.
116 3/28/2020 8:55:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:
115 3/27/2020 11:39:00 AM Turn 5 US Message I will do puppet governments in Vassal and send you the log.
114 3/27/2020 11:36:00 AM Turn 5 US Message You get Red Scare AGAIN!?! The game has definitely turned.
113 3/27/2020 11:36:00 AM Turn 5 US Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #66: 2 / Puppet Governments* (US)
US may add one Influence in three countries that currently contain no Influence from either power.

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).

Message from US:
Just in case you have Central American Scoring
112 3/27/2020 10:55:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
My headline event is chosen.
111 3/27/2020 10:53:00 AM Turn 5 USSR End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 9 cards drawn.
110 3/27/2020 10:53:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Operations #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 USSR:
109 3/26/2020 9:51:00 PM Turn 4 US Message I keep forgetting that DEFCON is raised automatically when the turn ends. You can play containment, then end the turn.
108 3/26/2020 9:50:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
107 3/26/2020 9:50:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust DEFCON From 2 to 3
106 3/26/2020 9:50:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From 10 to 9
105 3/26/2020 9:50:00 PM Turn 4 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:
3 ops due to containment, which you must play in ACTS before moving to Turn 4 in ACTS.
104 3/26/2020 11:38:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #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:
103 3/26/2020 11:38:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #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.

Message from US:
102 3/26/2020 11:37:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #38: 0 / Southeast Asia Scoring* (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
101 3/26/2020 10:00:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Operations #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 USSR:
100 3/26/2020 9:47:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #80: 2 / One Small Step …' (Both)
If you are behind on the Space Race track, play this card to move your marker two boxes forward on the Space Race Track, gaining the VP value of the second box only.

Message from USSR:
99 3/26/2020 9:46:00 AM Turn 4 US Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


98 3/26/2020 9:35:00 AM Turn 4 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:
97 3/26/2020 9:34:00 AM Turn 4 US 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 US:
96 3/26/2020 9:17:00 AM Turn 4 USSR 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 USSR:
my round three play.
95 3/26/2020 9:15:00 AM Turn 4 US Discard Card #50: 4 / We Will Bury You'* (USSR)

Message from US:
94 3/26/2020 9:15:00 AM 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:
93 3/26/2020 9:04:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 11 to 10
92 3/26/2020 9:02:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
I need a 3-6.
91 3/26/2020 9:00:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
This will be used to try and take advantage of your influence in Angola.
90 3/26/2020 8:56:00 AM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From 7 to 11
89 3/26/2020 8:56:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
88 3/26/2020 8:56:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #70: 1 / OAS Founded* (US)
Add two US Influence in Central or South America

Message from US:
87 3/26/2020 8:37:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Operations #107: 3 / Che (USSR)
USSR may immediately make a Coup attempt using this card's Operations value against a non-battleground country in Central America, South America, or Africa. If the Coup removes any US Influence, USSR may make a second Coup attempt against a different target under the same restrictions.

Message from USSR:
86 3/26/2020 8:25:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR:
Roll for coup of Panama.
85 3/26/2020 8:23:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Give random Strategy card to US Operations - 0 / Southeast Asia Scoring* (Both)

Message from USSR:
Card for Grain sales.
84 3/26/2020 8:22:00 AM Turn 4 US Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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.

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 US:
A Nice card
83 3/26/2020 8:14:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
82 3/26/2020 8:12:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 8 to 7
81 3/26/2020 8:12:00 AM Turn 4 USSR End Turn Mid War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.
80 3/26/2020 8:12:00 AM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #104: 2 / Cambridge Five (USSR)
The US player exposes all scoring cards in their hand. The USSR player may then add 1 Influence in any single region named on one of these scoring cards (USSR choice). Cannot be played as an event in Late War.

Message from US:
79 3/26/2020 8:08:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 3 to 8
78 3/25/2020 12:09:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
I don't think that either of us will ever complain about having the worst hand again. Nonetheless, the Soviet Union will continue to fight.
77 3/25/2020 11:09:00 AM 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:
Try to get ready for SE Asia scoring
76 3/25/2020 10:47:00 AM Turn 3 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:
This card got played a while back, but here it is.
75 3/25/2020 10:41:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -4 to 3
74 3/25/2020 10:41:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
Wait, and you shall receive. This hurts.
73 3/24/2020 10:18:00 PM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
Anything but a six

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