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331 4/2/2020 3:04:00 PM Turn 10 US Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 3
330 4/2/2020 3:04:00 PM Turn 10 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:
Angola coup @ +1
329 4/2/2020 3:03:00 PM Turn 10 US Play Card as Operations #102: 2 / Iran-Iraq War* (Both)
Iran or Iraq invades the other. Roll one die and subtract one for every opponent-controlled country adjacent to target of invasion. Phasing player Victory on modified die roll of 4-6. Player adds 2 to Military Operations Track. Effects of Victory: 2 VP and replace opponent's Influence in target with your own.

Message from US:
Coup of Angola
328 4/2/2020 2:46:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
Red Brigade, come out and play, +4
327 4/2/2020 2:45:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Play Card as Operations #100: 4 / Wargames* (Both)
If DEFCON Status 2, you may immediately end the game (without Final Scoring) after giving opponent 6 VPs. How about a nice game of chess?

Message from USSR:
The long delayed Coup in Italy.
326 4/2/2020 11:07:00 AM Turn 10 US Message Red scare on Turn 10?!? Damn man...

Truman removes USSR influence in East Germany (no file)
325 4/2/2020 10:32:00 AM Turn 10 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

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 USSR:
324 4/2/2020 10:05:00 AM Turn 10 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
323 4/2/2020 10:03:00 AM Turn 10 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 5

US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
322 4/2/2020 10:02:00 AM Turn 9 US Play Card as Operations #86: 3 / North Sea Oil* (US)
#61 OPEC event no longer playable. US may play eight cards this turn.

Message from US:
Ops, then EOT
321 4/2/2020 9:43:00 AM Turn 9 USSR Return Strategy card to hand #56: 4 / Muslim Revolution (USSR)

Message from USSR:
320 4/2/2020 9:42:00 AM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
319 4/1/2020 9:17:00 PM Turn 9 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
Today TASS reported a massive recall of Soviet Borscht delivered to subversive agents in the Caribbean...

coup Haiti @ +2
318 4/1/2020 9:16:00 PM Turn 9 US Play Card as Operations #101: 2 / Solidarity* (US)
Add 3 US Influence in Poland. Playable as an event only if #68 'John Paul II Elected Pope' is in effect.

Message from US:
And back to Haiti pls
317 4/1/2020 6:17:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR:
Haiti misses the taste of Soviet borscht, +2
316 4/1/2020 6:13:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Operations #88: 2 / Marine Barracks Bombing* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Lebanon plus remove two additional US Influence from anywhere in the Middle East

Message from USSR:
315 3/31/2020 9:53:00 PM Turn 9 US Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from US:
North Korea or bust or perhaps North Korea and bust.
314 3/31/2020 7:17:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Operations #93: 2 / Iran-Contra Scandal* (USSR)
All US Realignment rolls have a -1 die roll modifier for the remainder of the turn.

Message from USSR:
313 3/31/2020 7:02:00 PM Turn 9 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:
ops
312 3/31/2020 4:28:00 PM Turn 9 USSR 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 USSR:
311 3/31/2020 3:17:00 PM Turn 9 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
Haiti - welcome to the US! Coup @+3
310 3/31/2020 3:17:00 PM Turn 9 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
Event is n/a. Coup in Haiti.
309 3/31/2020 3:14:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:
+2
308 3/31/2020 3:14:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Operations #84: 2 / Reagan Bombs Libya* (US)
US gains 1 VP for every 2 USSR Influence in Libya.

Message from USSR:
Event is null. Coup in Paraguay.
307 3/31/2020 3:03:00 PM Turn 9 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:
Ops in Paraguay
306 3/31/2020 2:46:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Operations #83: 3 / The Iron Lady* (US)
US gains 1 VP. Add 1 USSR Influence in Argentina. Remove all USSR Influence from UK. #7 Socialist Governments no longer playable.

Message from USSR:
305 3/31/2020 8:49:00 AM Turn 9 US Play Card as Operations #75: 2 / Liberation Theology (USSR)
Add three USSR Influence in Central America, no more than two per country.

Message from US:
This was played during HL
304 3/31/2020 8:48:00 AM Turn 9 US Play Card as Operations #89: 4 / Soviets Shoot Down KAL-007* (US)
Degrade DEFCON one level. US gains 2 VP. If South Korea is US controlled, then the US may place Influence or attempt Realignments as if they played a 4 Ops card.

Message from US:
Ops
303 3/30/2020 9:01:00 PM Turn 9 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:
302 3/29/2020 8:28:00 PM Turn 9 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
Ok, lets drop defcon to 2 by resetting Angola to the right path. Coup @ +2
301 3/29/2020 8:24:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Message Done.
300 3/29/2020 9:46:00 AM Turn 9 US Message I will keep this card - you can play the event first then I will use the ops please. Then you can that filthy Fidel person.
299 3/28/2020 8:28:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Give random Strategy card to US Operations - 2 / Liberation Theology (USSR)

Message from USSR:
298 3/28/2020 8:27:00 PM Turn 9 USSR 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: #8: 2 / Fidel* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Cuba. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Cuba for Control.

Message from USSR:
297 3/28/2020 8:25:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Give China card #6: 4 / The China Card


296 3/28/2020 8:24:00 PM Turn 9 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
295 3/28/2020 8:24:00 PM Turn 9 US Message Hey I think I am supposed to have the China card right (nixon)?
294 3/28/2020 8:22:00 PM Turn 9 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 4

US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 9 cards drawn.
293 3/28/2020 8:20:00 PM Turn 8 US Play Card as Operations #82: 3 / Iranian Hostage Crisis* (USSR)
Eliminate all US Influence in Iran. Add two USSR Influence in Iran. Doubles effect of Terrorism card against US.

Message from US:
Event then ops then EOT
292 3/28/2020 8:19:00 PM Turn 8 US Adjust Victory Points From 7 to 8
291 3/28/2020 8:13:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Play Card as Event #79: 0 / Africa Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
1 VP for you.
290 3/28/2020 8:06:00 PM Turn 8 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:
Event
289 3/28/2020 7:59:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Message I did that wrong. You don't get 2 VPs. You get the China Card again next turn. Please fix in your file.
288 3/28/2020 7:58:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
Zimbabwe again, +2
287 3/28/2020 7:57:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Play Card as Operations #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 USSR:
So painful.
286 3/28/2020 12:03:00 PM Turn 8 US Adjust Victory Points From 11 to 7
285 3/28/2020 12:03:00 PM Turn 8 US Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
Ugh. New file online.
284 3/28/2020 11:06:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Message Turns out to be a bad choice.
283 3/28/2020 11:06:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
Scratch that, I'll coup Zimbabwe, +2
282 3/28/2020 11:04:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Play Card as Operations #109: 2 / Yuri and Samantha* (USSR)
USSR receives 1 VP for each US coup attempt made for the remainder of the current turn.

Message from USSR:
Kenya enjoys the Walkmans, but only for songs that inspire socialist devotion.
281 3/28/2020 10:58:00 AM Turn 8 US Message New file to you to take event + your turn
280 3/28/2020 10:56:00 AM Turn 8 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
Time to send some walkmans to Zimbabwe. Coup @ +2
279 3/28/2020 10:55:00 AM Turn 8 US Play Card as Operations #95: 2 / Latin American Debt Crisis (USSR)
Unless the US immediately discards a '3' or greater Operations card, double USSR Influence in two South American countries.

Message from US:
Ops then event.
278 3/28/2020 10:20:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Discard Card #66: 2 / Puppet Governments* (US)

Message from USSR:
277 3/28/2020 10:19:00 AM Turn 8 USSR 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 USSR:
276 3/28/2020 10:03:00 AM Turn 8 US Message No file
275 3/28/2020 10:03:00 AM Turn 8 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
Space Race - need a 1-3
274 3/28/2020 10:02:00 AM Turn 8 US Discard Card #56: 4 / Muslim Revolution (USSR)

Message from US:
Space Shuttle here we come!
273 3/28/2020 8:25:00 AM Turn 8 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:
Nice sequence, capitalist bully-boy. It seems people are turning away from the Yugo, the people's car.
272 3/27/2020 6:50:00 PM Turn 8 US Adjust Victory Points From 6 to 11
271 3/27/2020 6:50:00 PM Turn 8 US Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
+5 VP (Domination + 3 BGs - Presence + 2 BGs)
270 3/27/2020 5:04:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
Need 1-3
269 3/27/2020 5:04:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Discard Card #76: 3 / Ussuri River Skirmish* (US)

Message from USSR:
Space...
268 3/27/2020 2:56:00 PM Turn 8 US Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from US:
Hey comes the Chinese Army!
267 3/27/2020 2:09:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
+3
266 3/27/2020 2:08:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Play Card as Operations #97: 3 / An Evil Empire'* (US)
Cancels/prevents #59 Flower Power. US gains 1 VP.

Message from USSR:
Coup Angola
265 3/27/2020 2:03:00 PM Turn 8 US Message I pick Asia
264 3/27/2020 2:03:00 PM Turn 8 US Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #94: 3 / Chernobyl* (US)
The US player may designate one Region. For the remainder of the turn the USSR may not add additional Influence markers to that Region by the play of Operations Points.

USSR: #53: 2 / South African Unrest (USSR)
USSR either adds two Influence in South Africa or adds one Influence in South Africa and two Influence in any countries adjacent to South Africa.

Message from US:
263 3/27/2020 1:54:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
262 3/27/2020 1:43:00 PM Turn 8 US End Turn Late War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
261 3/27/2020 1:43:00 PM Turn 7 US Adjust Victory Points From 4 to 6
260 3/27/2020 1:43:00 PM Turn 7 US Message USSR = pacifists. Not enough Mil Ops.
259 3/27/2020 1:41:00 PM Turn 7 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:
Event - then EOT stuff.
258 3/27/2020 1:21:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 7 to 4
257 3/27/2020 1:20:00 PM Turn 7 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:
Get a few VPs back.
256 3/27/2020 12:13:00 PM Turn 7 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:
Event n/a (no scoring cards) then ops
255 3/27/2020 11:22:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 6 to 7
254 3/27/2020 11:22:00 AM Turn 7 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:
Painful.
253 3/27/2020 11:13:00 AM Turn 7 US 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 US:
Ops into Italy
252 3/27/2020 11:09:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
The Red Brigades shows up.
251 3/27/2020 11:03:00 AM Turn 7 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:
Ops - Spain + UK
250 3/27/2020 9:16:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Message No file.
249 3/27/2020 9:16:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR:
Need 1-3
248 3/27/2020 9:16:00 AM Turn 7 USSR Discard Card #44: 3 / Bear Trap* (US)

Message from USSR:
We shall show the world what Soviet Man can do!
Space Race.
247 3/27/2020 9:13:00 AM Turn 7 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:
Meanwhile Race Banner makes the final prep for space launch... (need a 1-4)
246 3/27/2020 9:12:00 AM Turn 7 US Discard Card #33: 3 / De-Stalinization* (USSR)

Message from US:
Rogers! The damed Russkies now have a man in orbit. Do something!

(Space Race)
245 3/27/2020 8:59:00 AM Turn 7 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:
We shall spread the revolution to other planets!
244 3/27/2020 8:42:00 AM Turn 7 US Adjust Victory Points From 3 to 6
243 3/27/2020 8:40:00 AM Turn 7 US Play Card as Event #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:
Play for event +3VP
242 3/26/2020 9:15:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Play Card as Event #52: 2 / Portuguese Empire Crumbles* (USSR)
Add two USSR Influence in both the SE African States and Angola.

Message from USSR:
241 3/26/2020 8:05:00 PM Turn 7 US Message Done. No file
240 3/26/2020 8:04:00 PM Turn 7 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
Rolling for Quagmire
239 3/26/2020 8:04:00 PM Turn 7 US Discard Card #50: 4 / We Will Bury You'* (USSR)

Message from US:
238 3/26/2020 8:04:00 PM Turn 7 US Give China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from US:
All yours...
237 3/26/2020 6:51:00 PM Turn 7 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:
Gimme. No file.
236 3/26/2020 6:07:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Message Ignore my last file.
235 3/26/2020 6:06:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Message Nevermind, I got it wrong. Your headline comes before by 1st action.
234 3/26/2020 6:05:00 PM Turn 7 USSR Message DEFCON was at 2. You can't coup a battleground country.
233 3/26/2020 6:03:00 PM Turn 7 US Discard Card #107: 3 / Che (USSR)

Message from US:
Used for ops
232 3/26/2020 6:02:00 PM Turn 7 US Message Please remove the Cubans mercenaries and add 5 US to Angola. We are renaming it Angola, DC.

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