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62 4/10/2020 9:21:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -6 to -10
61 4/10/2020 9:20:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
Play Scoring Event.

USSR has Dominance - 7 VP
US has Presence - 3 VP

So Net 4 VP
60 4/9/2020 12:07:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Event #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from US:
removed influence from finland
59 4/3/2020 5:32:00 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:
Play as Event.

Add 1 to East Germany, Poland , Rumania,
Add 2 to Czechoslovakia
58 4/3/2020 3:49:00 AM Turn 2 US Message Removed 1 influence from poland, east germany and romania
57 4/2/2020 7:53:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message P.s. I have got quite a few US events this turn
56 4/2/2020 7:51:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message You do, it is your event
55 4/2/2020 5:00:00 AM Turn 2 US Message You sod.
DO I pick the influence to be removed or do you?
54 4/2/2020 4:59:00 AM Turn 2 US Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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.

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:
53 4/2/2020 3:04:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
Headline Card set up.

Ready for yours :-)
52 4/2/2020 3:03:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
51 4/2/2020 3:03:00 AM Turn 2 USSR End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 4

US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.
50 4/1/2020 5:43:00 PM Turn 1 US Message My last card is blockade which I will carry through
Will volunteer you to deal with the end of turn counting up effects :D
49 4/1/2020 5:43:00 PM Turn 1 US Message 5 +2 = 7,
good roll, , ends with me on +1 in syria
48 4/1/2020 5:41:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
for the coup
47 4/1/2020 5:41:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Launch coup in syria from that card
46 4/1/2020 5:39:00 PM Turn 1 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:
45 4/1/2020 5:38:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Put 1 op point into Iraq
44 4/1/2020 5:08:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Hello , is anybody there? 😁
43 3/29/2020 8:30:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message So I did have one useful event for you (plus the one that went to Space :-)

Hopefully you wll get a better hand in Turn 2.

Over to you to play the 1 Ops from my CIA play and then play your last card for Turn 6.
42 3/29/2020 8:29:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Operations #26: 1 / CIA Created* (US)
USSR reveals hand this turn. Then the US may Conduct Operations as if they played a 1 Op card.

Message from USSR:
Add 1 Influence to Syria - USSR Control.

My remaining Card is "Suez Crisis" which I will hild for next Turn

You get a 1 Op and can then play your last card
41 3/28/2020 5:54:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Oooh bugger, blew up on launch pad :(
40 3/28/2020 5:52:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
tryng to launch space
39 3/28/2020 5:52:00 PM Turn 1 US Discard Card #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)

Message from US:
Firing into space race as well- no event occurs
38 3/27/2020 6:08:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -4 to -6
37 3/27/2020 4:50:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Sputnik 1 Launced - Add 2 USSR VP .


36 3/27/2020 4:49:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:
Space Race
35 3/27/2020 4:48:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Discard Card #25: 3 / Containment* (US)

Message from USSR:
Adding Influence from your last card

USSR Influence in Czechoslovakia to 1.
USSR Influence in Hungary to 1.
USSR Influence in Finland to 2.
USSR Influence in Bulgaria to 2.

Playing this card on Space Race
34 3/27/2020 12:26:00 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:
AARGH I have so many events of yours, hence why I am having a very slow turn or three
Don' forget to put these points in for you before your turn
I'm adding 1 to pakistan, turkey and mexico
33 3/26/2020 4:07:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message Hint - it is your move :-)
32 3/22/2020 4:47:00 PM Turn 1 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:
Play as Operations
2 Influence to South Korea - take over the Korean peninsula.

Mwah a hah a hah...

31 3/22/2020 4:22:00 PM Turn 1 US Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 3
30 3/22/2020 4:22:00 PM Turn 1 US Adjust Victory Points From -2 to -4
29 3/22/2020 4:20:00 PM Turn 1 US Message bother, you won that (I have so many USSr cards)
Resolving data put in map
28 3/22/2020 4:19:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
Coup in Iraq succesful, USSR-1, US +1, defcon degraded, 2 military ops to US.
Now rolling for korean war

27 3/22/2020 4:18:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
Coup in Iraq attempt
26 3/22/2020 4:17:00 PM Turn 1 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:
Attempting coup in Iraq
25 3/22/2020 6:03:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message Good roll. Remove US Influence in Iran.
Add 3 USSR to Iran (Control)
Defcon to 4
USSR Millitary Ops to 5
24 3/22/2020 6:00:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
For Coup
23 3/22/2020 6:00:00 AM 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:
Launch Coup against Iran.

Counts as 2 Millitary Ops
22 3/21/2020 2:41:00 PM Turn 1 US Message US side victory arab-israeli war.
Added 2 to USSSR military ops track, no other effects.
21 3/21/2020 2:40:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:
rolling to see who wins arab israeli
20 3/21/2020 2:39:00 PM Turn 1 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:
1 ops point into Iran and pakistan
19 3/21/2020 4:45:00 AM Turn 1 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:
Take control of Roumania
18 3/20/2020 7:13:00 PM Turn 1 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:
Putting 1 into italy, 1 into algeria and 1 into mexico
17 3/20/2020 6:16:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Event #8: 2 / Fidel* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Cuba. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Cuba for Control.

Message from USSR:
Go Fidel Castro - Cuba to USSR Control
16 3/20/2020 4:37:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Added 1 influence in bulgaria to equal yours
15 3/20/2020 3:46:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Hello Isobel,
I've uploaded a log file to show my 2 Victory Points for the Olympics.

You need to add an Influence Point as per your Headline (i.e. 1 in one of Roumania, Yugoslavia, Czechoslavakia
14 3/19/2020 1:22:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Over to you to apply the independent reads headliner.
I then play my first card
13 3/19/2020 1:21:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 0 to -2
12 3/19/2020 1:20:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message USSR just wins the olympics
11 3/19/2020 1:20:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
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Message from USSR:
We use the submit die roll request. Convention is that the person who submits the card rolls first if a pair is needed.

So 1st roll USSR, 2nd us
10 3/19/2020 12:52:00 PM Turn 1 US Message I'll prticipate. How do dice work?
9 3/19/2020 12:51:00 PM Turn 1 US 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: #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:
Go for bulgaria
8 3/19/2020 12:46:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
Playing as Headline event
7 3/19/2020 12:44:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

6 3/19/2020 12:43:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Put influence in France turkey, sweden, w germany, and can't remember where else.
5 3/19/2020 12:42:00 PM Turn 1 US Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

4 3/19/2020 12:06:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message I have now got the China card
3 3/19/2020 12:06:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Set up my influence points in Europe. Over to you.

Once you have done that, put a new file in Dropbox. Increase the sequence number to 002. We can then draw cards and do the Headline phase.


2 3/19/2020 12:04:00 PM Turn 1 US Change US player US player changed from Marc Priest to Isobel P
1 3/19/2020 12:03:00 PM Turn 1 US Change USSR player USSR player changed from Isobel P to Marc Priest

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