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218 6/3/2020 4:25:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Operations #105: 2 / Special Relationship (US)
If UK is US controlled but NATO is not in effect, US adds 1 Influence to any country adjacent to the UK. If UK is US controlled and NATO is in effect, US adds 2 Influence to any Western European country and gains 2 VPs.

Message from USSR:
So my feeling that you are 2-3 weeks behind us in the Covid-19 timetable is confirmed, we've begun the same slight relax in the lockdown at the beginning of May, and today we're allowing movements among different regions (from Milan to Rome or Turin, just to say). Hopefully all will be solved a bit quicker than expected...

Since you've not played Nato as an Event, maybe it's time to try this. Choose the country where you want place Influence, then I'll decide the kind of operations.
217 6/3/2020 3:04:00 AM Turn 6 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:
Play for Influence

Morocco (3, 0)
West African States (2, 0)

Had visitors (in the garden) yesterday as we have eased lockdown slightly, hence delay to the move.

216 6/2/2020 4:36:00 AM Turn 6 US Message Time for us to shoot a few rocket scientists to encourage the others ?
215 6/2/2020 3:08:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message ...which he doesn't look to appreciate, oh well...
214 6/2/2020 3:08:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:

213 6/2/2020 3:08:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Discard Card #72: 1 / Sadat Expels Soviets* (US)

Message from USSR:
I assume that after my headline operational value of this card is "2", which allows me to send Sadat to the orbit...
212 6/2/2020 2:45:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From -9 to -8
211 6/2/2020 2:44:00 AM Turn 6 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:
Play for Event
Israel (5, 0)
Jordan (3, 0)
Egypt (4, 1)
210 6/1/2020 3:53:00 PM Turn 6 USSR 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 USSR:
Peru (0,2)
Turkey (0,2)
209 6/1/2020 2:36:00 PM Turn 6 US Message Thanks for reminding me.
Add 1 to Argentina (Says it ius at teh end of the play)
Argentina to (2,0)
208 6/1/2020 9:02:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message With much regret I have to remember you that you have to apply consequences of NORAD card (hopefully for the last time, since Quagmire should really be approaching...)
207 6/1/2020 8:42:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
206 6/1/2020 8:42:00 AM Turn 6 US Message Argentina to (1, 0)

Defcon to 2


205 6/1/2020 8:41:00 AM Turn 6 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
For Argentina
204 6/1/2020 8:40:00 AM Turn 6 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:
Coup Argentina
203 6/1/2020 8:38:00 AM Turn 6 US Message I agree Net 6 to you. I was afraid of that one ...
202 6/1/2020 8:36:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -3 to -9
201 6/1/2020 8:35:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Event #38: 0 / Southeast Asia Scoring* (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
I was feared of Thailand, even if confident you had avoided it, having 33% only; without considering that you couldn't be aware of what I have got in my hand.

If I'm not wrong, here we have a net +6 for USSR now.
200 6/1/2020 8:27:00 AM Turn 6 US Message Failed - Military Ops to 3.
199 6/1/2020 8:26:00 AM Turn 6 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
Egypt is tempting, but you would still end up Dominant in teh Middle East.

Lets go for Argentina
198 6/1/2020 7:52:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Message Make your choice and roll for Brush War.
197 6/1/2020 7:51:00 AM Turn 6 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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.

USSR: #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:
196 6/1/2020 6:43:00 AM Turn 6 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
195 6/1/2020 6:38:00 AM Turn 6 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
194 6/1/2020 6:32:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Message Mexico (2,2)
Guatemala (0,1).

You may go with end of the turn.
193 6/1/2020 6:21:00 AM Turn 5 US Message Columbia to (0, 0)
Add 2 US Millitary Ops
192 6/1/2020 6:20:00 AM Turn 5 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:
Roll for Coup
191 6/1/2020 6:20:00 AM Turn 5 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:
Coup in Columbia
USSR can add 3 Influence
190 6/1/2020 6:12:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Message Done. Your for the last card of the turn.
189 6/1/2020 6:11:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:

188 6/1/2020 6:11:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Discard Card #78: 3 / Alliance For Progress* (US)

Message from USSR:
To the space as well.
187 6/1/2020 6:10:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Message This really hurts... I built a good part of my strategy on this mid-game prize. Right now, all scoring cards have gone to you, including this one, the only that really matters if it comes to your hand instead of your opponents's...
186 6/1/2020 6:02:00 AM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From -4 to -3
185 6/1/2020 6:02:00 AM Turn 5 US Message Yea - lift off
184 6/1/2020 6:02:00 AM Turn 5 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:
Light the blue touch papaer
183 6/1/2020 6:02:00 AM Turn 5 US Discard Card #61: 3 / OPEC (USSR)

Message from US:
Launching to space (Can't afford that many VPs)
182 6/1/2020 4:30:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:
Yoa already had 1 IP in Algeria, so now:

Algeria: (2,0) for control.

Now:

Nigeria (0,1)
Turkey (0,1)
181 6/1/2020 4:12:00 AM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #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:
Add Influence
Algeria (1, 0)
Benelux (3, 0)
Morocco (1, 0)
180 6/1/2020 2:55:00 AM Turn 5 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:
Event.

Czechoslovakia (0,3)
Hungary (0,3)
Yugoslavia (0,3)
179 6/1/2020 2:47:00 AM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From -3 to -4
178 6/1/2020 2:47:00 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:
Gary Powers gets shot down

USSR gains 1 VP

Play for Influence
Israel (4, 0)
Algeria (1, 0)
177 5/31/2020 3:55:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
Argentina (0,2)
Saudi Arabia (0,3)
Yugoslavia (0,2)
176 5/31/2020 3:07:00 PM Turn 5 US 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 US:
Agreed about the last card :-)

Play for Influence.

1 in Venezuela (2, 0)
2 in Brazil (2, 0)
175 5/31/2020 9:12:00 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:
Let's get rid of this, that could become a nasty card at times...

Saudi Arabia (0,2).

Event not triggered but according to 5.2, bullet 4, it's considered played in any case and so eliminated. Let me know if you disagree...
174 5/31/2020 8:55:00 AM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from US:
Remove USSR influence in West Germany (4, 0)

Added your VP from last card (VP to 3)
173 5/31/2020 8:54:00 AM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From -2 to -3
172 5/31/2020 6:39:00 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:
Event.

West Germany (4,1).
171 5/31/2020 4:29:00 AM 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:
Event played
(Costa Rica 4, 0)
(Panama 3, 0)
Venezuela (1, 0)

At least it gets me into South America :-)
170 5/30/2020 11:40:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Message Could have gone worse...
169 5/30/2020 11:38:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Give random Strategy card to US Operations - 1 / Panama Canal Returned* (US)

Message from USSR:
I assume the random choice doesn't include China Card...
168 5/30/2020 11:35:00 AM Turn 5 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:
Lets see what happens - Please pass me a random card :-)
167 5/30/2020 4:28:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
166 5/30/2020 4:28:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Message No Effect; at least, 2 Mil Ops points achieved.

As for your failure in the Space: curiously, ALL Space attempts have failed, right now: I performed one step due to Nazi Scientists only (luckily, Von Braun looks having joined the correct side in this alternative scenario ;-) )
165 5/30/2020 4:24:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:

164 5/30/2020 4:24:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
... you sligthy dog! ;-)

Event.

Chile (0,3)
Columbia (0,1)

Coup in Panama.
163 5/30/2020 4:19:00 AM Turn 5 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: #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.
NOTE: discarded without effect.

Message from USSR:
162 5/29/2020 11:24:00 PM Turn 5 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
161 5/29/2020 11:21:00 PM Turn 5 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
160 5/29/2020 11:21:00 PM Turn 4 US Message Oh for pities sake....
159 5/29/2020 11:21:00 PM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:

158 5/29/2020 11:20:00 PM Turn 4 US Discard Card #50: 4 / We Will Bury You'* (USSR)

Message from US:
Launch to space
157 5/29/2020 6:55:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #54: 1 / Allende* (USSR)
USSR receives two Influence in Chile.

Message from USSR:
My last for the turn.

Chile (0,2).
156 5/29/2020 3:20:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #37: 0 / Central America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
Realistically I am not going to be able to force this.

Net 0 to score (Both have presence, I have 2 battlegrounds, you have 1, but you have 1 next to US)
155 5/29/2020 3:56:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Message Nope... it would be a meaningless risk.

Simply add Influence:

South Korea (3,6)
Poland (1,4)
154 5/29/2020 3:53:00 AM Turn 4 USSR 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 USSR:
Time to try a couple of Reallignment Die Rolls...
153 5/29/2020 3:03:00 AM Turn 4 US Message No effect on Iran.
Add 1 Influence due to Norad to South Korea
152 5/29/2020 3:02:00 AM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
Defcon back to 2. Rolling for Coup
151 5/29/2020 3:01:00 AM Turn 4 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
150 5/29/2020 3:01:00 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:
Forgot to change Defcon to 3 after ABM treaty

Coup in Iran - Defcon to 2 . Millitaery Ops to 3
149 5/29/2020 3:00:00 AM Turn 4 US Adjust DEFCON From 2 to 3
148 5/28/2020 12:04:00 PM Turn 4 USSR 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 USSR:
Poland (1,3).
147 5/28/2020 8:32:00 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:
Playing for event as at least that means no -1

Poland to (1, 1)
146 5/28/2020 3:16:00 AM Turn 4 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:
Haiti (0,1)
Saudi Arabia (0,1)
145 5/28/2020 2:50:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #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:
Playing this instead of Misile envy. Defcon to 3

3 Influence to Costa Rica (3, 0)
144 5/27/2020 4:34:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message In fact, I think you can use 3 Operations only instead of 4 due to Red Scare/Purge.
143 5/27/2020 4:33:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Give card to US #57: 4 / ABM Treaty (Both)

Message from USSR:
142 5/27/2020 4:33:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Return Strategy card to hand #49: 2 / Missile Envy (Both)

Message from USSR:
141 5/27/2020 3:01:00 PM Turn 4 US 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 US:
Just for fun, playing this as event
140 5/27/2020 11:10:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Message Nicaragua (0,3).

The dark side of the medal is that now you know I have Allende, ell, my fault...
139 5/27/2020 11:09:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:

138 5/27/2020 11:09:00 AM Turn 4 USSR 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 USSR:
... and discovered I had different priorities.

Coup in Nicaragua as well.
137 5/27/2020 11:07:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Return Strategy card to hand #54: 1 / Allende* (USSR)

Message from USSR:
Sorry, changed my mind...
136 5/27/2020 11:07:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Move permanently removed Strategy card to discard pile #54: 1 / Allende* (USSR)

Message from USSR:
135 5/27/2020 10:51:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #54: 1 / Allende* (USSR)
USSR receives two Influence in Chile.

Message from USSR:
Event.

Chile (0,2).
134 5/27/2020 10:39:00 AM Turn 4 US Message Nicaragua to (1, 0)
133 5/27/2020 10:38:00 AM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
Roll for Coup
132 5/27/2020 10:38:00 AM Turn 4 US 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 US:
At least this does not get any worse :-)

Coup against Nicaragua
131 5/27/2020 6:34:00 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:
Sorry, I'm an idiot... I even forgot the headline I played ;-)

Thailand (2,4)
Philippines (2,4)
130 5/27/2020 5:58:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Message It was a "3" card so you have a third IP you can place.
129 5/27/2020 5:50:00 AM Turn 4 US 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 US:
Play for Ops . Add to Mexico (2, 0)
128 5/27/2020 5:48:00 AM Turn 4 US Message Defcon to 2. Norad has been played, so add 1 Influence to Thailand (2, 3)
127 5/26/2020 3:54:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Message SU Mil Ops = 4
126 5/26/2020 3:53:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
125 5/26/2020 3:53:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Message Iran (0,1).
124 5/26/2020 3:52:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:

123 5/26/2020 3:52:00 AM Turn 4 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:
Coup in Iran.
122 5/26/2020 3:49:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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.

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:
It's your turn now...
121 5/26/2020 3:48:00 AM Turn 4 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
I had forgotten containment .
On to the Mid Game
120 5/26/2020 3:44:00 AM Turn 4 US End Turn Mid War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
119 5/26/2020 3:19:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Message You're absolutely right, I completely forgot it; and in fact, I repeated the error when I played Containment as Operation: another pint less to be played. So you may subtract SU influence to Saudi Arabia and Philippines, so that actually situation af the nations I influenced during last two rounds is:

- Cameroon (0,1)
- Saudi Arabia (0,0)
- Philippines (2,3)

The rest looks ok. Sorry for that!

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