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169 7/26/2020 6:34:00 PM Master ID = 23930 Game Deleted
168 7/24/2020 6:50:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message This was my hand this turn which was pretty good

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.
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.
63 2 / Colonial Rear Guards (US)
Add one US Influence in each of four different African and/or Southeast Asian countries.
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).
62 1 / Lone Gunman'* (USSR)
US Player reveals his hand. Then the USSR may Conduct Operations as if they played a 1 Op card.
64 1 / Panama Canal Returned* (US)
Add one US Influence in Panama, Costa Rica and Venezuela.
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.
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.
12 1 / Romanian Abdication* (USSR)
Eliminate all US Influence in Romania. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Romania for Control.

See below message
167 7/24/2020 6:49:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message When I saw your hand of cards this turn I knew it was going to be a difficult turn to manage.

Good Game !

Ready to switch sides and start fresh ? I am really enjoying this !
166 7/24/2020 1:18:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #79: 0 / Africa Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
I will play this by way of surrender. As you saw, I have only 1 US card in my hand. Every other card helps you.

You collect 7 points for the win.

165 7/23/2020 6:09:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message never mind I see,, how it went....

USA up for card #2

164 7/23/2020 6:07:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message On the Vassal Board it says 7VP for Domination of Europe ?

I went ahead and played USSR 2 below.
163 7/23/2020 6:05:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #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).

Message from USSR:
USSR 2
++++++++++++++++++

+1 to USSR cards for the rest of the turn
162 7/23/2020 4:21:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -14 to -18
161 7/23/2020 4:21:00 PM Turn 4 US Message Wow something is wrong with my brain right now.

You gain 5. & for domination-3 for presence +1 for BGs.

VP=18
160 7/23/2020 4:20:00 PM Turn 4 US Message Nope. You gain 8, which is the win.
159 7/23/2020 4:19:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -13 to -14
158 7/23/2020 4:19:00 PM Turn 4 US Message Nope, you gain 1 for Poland.
157 7/23/2020 4:17:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
US 1
Europe is a tie, no score change.
156 7/21/2020 9:08:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message That was Yugaoslavia, not Austria
155 7/21/2020 9:07:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Give China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
USSR 1
+++++++++++++++++++++

2 Influence Poland <4> and control

2 Influence in Austira <3> and control
154 7/21/2020 9:03:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message Add 1 to Poland now <2USSR>
153 7/21/2020 8:47:00 PM Turn 4 US Message Now your 1 op, then your first play.
152 7/21/2020 8:47:00 PM Turn 4 US Message My hand:

79 0 / Africa Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.
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.
52 2 / Portuguese Empire Crumbles* (USSR)
Add two USSR Influence in both the SE African States and Angola.
2 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.
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.
56 4 / Muslim Revolution (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in two of the following countries: Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan.
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'.
17 3 / DeGaulle Leads France* (USSR)
Remove 2 US Influence in France, add 1 USSR Influence. Cancels the effect of #21 NATO for France.
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.
151 7/21/2020 8:47:00 PM Turn 4 US Message Higher value event fires first.

USSR loses 2 in Poland, US gains 1, so now 1-1.

150 7/18/2020 6:29:00 PM Turn 4 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: #62: 1 / Lone Gunman'* (USSR)
US Player reveals his hand. Then the USSR may Conduct Operations as if they played a 1 Op card.

Message from USSR:
149 7/18/2020 12:53:00 PM Turn 4 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
148 7/18/2020 12:49:00 PM Turn 4 US End Turn Mid War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 9 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
147 7/18/2020 12:49:00 PM Turn 3 US Message NOT confirmed.

I have 2 Mil Ops from the coup in Egypt.

DEFCON is 2, so neither of us gets VP. It doesn't matter if you have more Mil Ops. What matters is if you have at least as many Mil Ops as DEFCON. We both have at least 2.

146 7/17/2020 11:38:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message End of turn

USSR 4 Military ops

USA 0 military ops


Net -4VP for USSR = -17 ?

Confirm ?

Then I end turn and draw cards ?
145 7/17/2020 12:10:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from US:
1 in Egypt for 2 and control.
144 7/17/2020 12:09:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
143 7/17/2020 12:08:00 PM Turn 3 US Message Everything else is confirmed.
142 7/17/2020 12:07:00 PM Turn 3 US Message No, DEFCON is at 2. If it were at 1, you would have triggered nuclear war and lost the game.
141 7/16/2020 6:23:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Panama Coup is a success

Modified 7 - 4 =3 Infulence

-2 USA Influnce now <0>

+1 USSR Influence now <1>

+2 Military OPS = 4

Defcon degraded to Level 1

Confirm ?
140 7/16/2020 6:21:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR:
Panama Coup attempt

Stability 2, X2 = 4

+2DRM
139 7/16/2020 6:20:00 PM Turn 3 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:
USSR 6th
+++++++++++++++++

Coup attempt Panama

138 7/16/2020 2:39:00 PM Turn 3 US Message No.
137 7/16/2020 2:39:00 PM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
To boldly go...
136 7/16/2020 2:39:00 PM Turn 3 US Discard Card #14: 3 / COMECON* (USSR)

Message from US:
Meanwhile, the Americans try to get their space program off the launching pad.
135 7/14/2020 5:38:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message USSR Space program continues to be sabotaged by capitalist sympathizers........

Your turn
134 7/14/2020 5:37:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR:
USSR 2nd Space Race

1-3 sucess
133 7/14/2020 5:37:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Discard Card #23: 4 / Marshall Plan* (US)

Message from USSR:
USSR 5
+++++++++++++++

No event will be launched into Space

2nd Space attempt this turn
132 7/14/2020 2:07:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust Victory Points From -14 to -13
131 7/14/2020 2:07:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
Soviet judges...

US4
Bluff!

I had it. We both have presence, I have 3 BGs, you have 2, so +1 VP. Now 13.
130 7/14/2020 1:33:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message your up....... Silver Medal winner.......
129 7/14/2020 1:32:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -12 to -14
128 7/14/2020 1:32:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message USSR gains 2 VP = -14
127 7/14/2020 1:32:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from USSR:
Pyongyang is the host City


USSR +2

USA
126 7/14/2020 9:07:00 AM Turn 3 US Message Yeah, we'll play. Roll it.
125 7/13/2020 1:21:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #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 USSR:
USSR 4
+++++++++++++++++

Shall we play some games ?
124 7/13/2020 12:14:00 PM Turn 3 US Message That's a 3, no joy for the USSR.

But you do get 2 MIL OPS out of it.
123 7/13/2020 12:13:00 PM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
Korean War event fires. Roll is -2 for Japan and Taiwan.
122 7/13/2020 12:11:00 PM Turn 3 US Message 7-4 equals 3.

You lose 2 INF in Egypt and lose control.
I gain 1 INF in Egypt.
121 7/13/2020 12:10:00 PM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
Rolling at +2, against a 4 stability.
120 7/13/2020 12:09:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
119 7/13/2020 12:09:00 PM Turn 3 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:
US 3
+++++++
Coup attempt in Egypt.

Defcon to 3. US gains 2 MIL OPs.
118 7/9/2020 7:24:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Daily Pravda

USSR announces the execution of a capitalist sympathizer that was found to be working in the USSR space program.......

over to you
117 7/9/2020 7:23:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR:
USSR Space Race

1-3
116 7/9/2020 7:23:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Discard Card #22: 2 / Independent Reds* (US)

Message from USSR:
USSR 3
+++++++++++++++++

Space Race
115 7/9/2020 3:44:00 PM Turn 3 US Discard Card #33: 3 / De-Stalinization* (USSR)

Message from US:
US 2

No event due to UN diplomacy.

3 in Saudi Arabia for control.
114 7/9/2020 3:42:00 PM Turn 3 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:
My next card is canceled.
113 7/8/2020 6:19:00 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:
USSR 2
+++++++++++++++++

Angola

Zaire

Nigeria

Saharian States
112 7/8/2020 3:49:00 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:
4 in Israel for control.

Got ME scoring over there, do you?
111 7/7/2020 5:45:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message agreed

keep the play
110 7/7/2020 3:11:00 PM Turn 3 US Message OK, so both of our boards are bad. I'm not sure how well this game plays if you can't share boards.

You have Egypt, so you can play in Libya.

I have 2 in Iraq (see 99), so 3 definitely does not give you control of Iraq. same play?
109 7/7/2020 3:09:00 PM Turn 3 US Message So you need a new move!
108 7/7/2020 3:09:00 PM Turn 3 US Message Also, you can't play in Libya. You don't have any influence in an adjacent country.
107 7/7/2020 3:08:00 PM Turn 3 US Message I have 1 in Iraq. 3 doesn't give you control.

Same move anyway?
106 7/2/2020 8:05:00 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:
USSR
++++++++++++++++++

Libya <4>

Iraq <3>

Both for control
105 7/2/2020 8:03:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Nice Play !
104 7/2/2020 8:02:00 PM Turn 3 USSR 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: #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.
NOTE: discarded without effect.

Message from USSR:
103 7/1/2020 6:48:00 PM Turn 3 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
102 7/1/2020 6:45:00 PM Turn 3 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 4

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
101 7/1/2020 6:44:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From -13 to -12
100 7/1/2020 6:44:00 PM Turn 2 US Message USSR loses 1 for Mil Ops (you have 2, Defcon is 3).
99 7/1/2020 6:44:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #15: 1 / Nasser* (USSR)
Add two USSR Influence in Egypt. US loses half (rounded up) of its Influence in Egypt.

Message from US:
1 in Iraq for 2.

Event fires, so you get 2 in Egypt for control.
98 6/30/2020 9:43:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message 1 Influence to Syria and conrtol

to you for USA 6th
97 6/30/2020 8:30:00 PM Turn 2 US Message 1 in Panama for 2 and control.
96 6/29/2020 11:06:00 AM Turn 2 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:
USSR 6
++++++++++++++++++++++++

My Hand

China Card that you will pass at end of turn


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.

Conduct your 1 ops and then Ill do my 1 ops
95 6/28/2020 7:11:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
94 6/28/2020 7:10:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Total of 9, difference of 5.

USSR loses 2, US gains 3 and control.

Defcon to 3.

US mil ops to 4.
93 6/28/2020 7:09:00 PM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
Coup roll.
92 6/28/2020 7:08:00 PM Turn 2 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:
Coup in Thailand.

Rolling against a 4.
91 6/27/2020 8:10:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message I do not have the China Card.

At the start of next turn should it appear in your hand simply pass it to me before the headline event

to you for your 5th action
90 6/27/2020 7:05:00 PM Turn 2 US Message I thought the China card came to you automatically when I played it. When you have it, it's just grayed out for me.

Is it grayed out on your side too? Maybe it should be, because you can't play it til the end of the turn.

I don't see it in the discard or removed piles.

Confirm?
89 6/25/2020 7:24:00 PM Turn 2 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:
USSR 5th
++++++++++++++++++++

Cuba gains 3 Influence and USSR control

Shouldn't you have passed me the China Card ?
88 6/24/2020 7:33:00 PM Turn 2 US Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from US:
US 4.

+1 for 2 and control in Pakistan.

+3 for 3 and control in India.

+1 for 1 and control in Indonesia.
87 6/24/2020 7:30:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
86 6/24/2020 7:30:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From -15 to -13
85 6/23/2020 9:38:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Wrong game.

84 6/23/2020 9:38:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Yes, absolutely.
83 6/20/2020 3:37:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Also Defcon to Level 4

see below please.
82 6/20/2020 3:36:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Pakistan wins

2VP for the USA

2 MIlitary ops for the USSR

Confirm ?
81 6/20/2020 3:36:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:
India- Pakistan War

Dice roll is even Iran/Afghanistan balance out.

4-6 is Vitory
80 6/20/2020 3:35:00 PM Turn 2 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:
USSR 4
+++++++++++++++++++++

India invades pakistan

79 6/19/2020 7:10:00 PM Turn 2 US Message No.
78 6/19/2020 7:10:00 PM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
US in Space!
77 6/19/2020 7:09:00 PM Turn 2 US Discard Card #14: 3 / COMECON* (USSR)

Message from US:
USA 3

Space race
76 6/17/2020 7:02:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Daily Pravda announces the sabotage of the launch by capitalist sympathizers....... Launch aborted....

USA is up
75 6/17/2020 7:02:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
USSR Space Race #2

Man in Space 1-3
74 6/17/2020 7:01:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Discard Card #4: 3 / Duck and Cover (US)

Message from USSR:
USSR 3rd
+++++++++++++++++++++

2nd card play for Space Race Bonus on the Space Race Track.
73 6/17/2020 5:05:00 PM Turn 2 US Discard Card #16: 3 / Warsaw Pact Formed* (USSR)

Message from US:
No event.

1 in Iran (2)
1 in Iraq (1)
1 in Pakistan (1)
72 6/17/2020 5:04:00 PM Turn 2 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:
Playing with next card
71 6/15/2020 10:31:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Daily Pravda announces that the USSR has successfully launched a Chimpanzee named "A" into orbit, thus showing the communist superiority in space and all other ways of life.
70 6/15/2020 10:28:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
Space

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