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99 5/25/2020 10:33:00 AM Turn 4 US Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
98 5/25/2020 10:32:00 AM Turn 4 US Message ALGERIA 0/1
97 5/25/2020 10:32:00 AM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:

96 5/25/2020 10:32:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #41: 2 / Nuclear Subs* (US)
US Coup attempts in Battleground Countries do not affect the DEFCON track for the remainder of the turn. (does not effect #40 Cuban Missile Crisis).

Message from US:
2 COUP ALGERIA
95 5/25/2020 10:31:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #79: 0 / Africa Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
94 5/25/2020 10:30:00 AM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from US:
US
USSR
93 5/25/2020 10:29:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #54: 1 / Allende* (USSR)
USSR receives two Influence in Chile.

Message from US:
2 chile

1 rEA
92 5/25/2020 10:28:00 AM Turn 4 US Message Marshall Plan
1 5/0*
1 UK 7/1*
1 BEN 4/0*
1 ITALY 4/0*
1 sPAIN 1/0
1 GREECE 3/0*
1 TURK 3/0*
91 5/25/2020 10:26:00 AM Turn 4 USSR 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 USSR:
2 alg, 2 S. Korea
90 5/25/2020 10:24:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #81: 0 / South America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
89 5/25/2020 10:24:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:

88 5/25/2020 10:24:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Discard Card #76: 3 / Ussuri River Skirmish* (US)

Message from USSR:
SPACE
87 5/25/2020 10:22:00 AM Turn 4 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 WG 22/17
86 5/25/2020 10:21:00 AM Turn 4 USSR 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 USSR:
18 / 17 WG
85 5/25/2020 10:20:00 AM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:

84 5/25/2020 10:20:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #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:
83 5/25/2020 10:19:00 AM Turn 4 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:
82 5/25/2020 10:19:00 AM Turn 4 US Message TOTAL 5VPS USSR
81 5/25/2020 10:18:00 AM Turn 4 US Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
80 5/25/2020 10:17:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #50: 4 / We Will Bury You'* (USSR)
Unless UN Intervention is played as an Event on the US player's next round, USSR gains 3VP prior to any US VP award. Degrade DEFCON status one level.

Message from US:
4 WG 18/15
def TO 4
3 VPS USSR
79 5/25/2020 10:16:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from USSR:
US

USSR +3
78 5/25/2020 10:15:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
5


Message from USSR:
US

USSR +2
77 5/25/2020 10:15:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from USSR:
US

USSR +2
76 5/25/2020 10:13:00 AM Turn 4 USSR 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 USSR:
realignment rolls x3
75 5/25/2020 10:12:00 AM Turn 4 US Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 5
74 5/25/2020 10:12:00 AM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
4 coup ITALY
73 5/25/2020 10:11:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #57: 4 / ABM Treaty (Both)
Improve DEFCON one level. Then player may Conduct Operations as if they played a 4 Ops card.

USSR: #34: 4 / Nuclear Test Ban (Both)
Player earns VPs equal to current DEFCON level minus 2, then improve DEFCON two levels.

Message from USSR:
72 5/25/2020 10:10:00 AM Turn 4 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
71 5/25/2020 10:10:00 AM Turn 4 US End Turn Mid War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 4

US: 9 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.
70 5/25/2020 10:09:00 AM Turn 3 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:
2 GREECE 2/0*
0/3* VIET
69 5/25/2020 10:08:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
68 5/25/2020 10:07:00 AM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #35: 2 / Formosan Resolution* (US)
Taiwan shall be treated as a Battleground country for scoring purposes if the US controls Taiwan when Asia Scoring is played. Taiwan is not a Battleground country for any other purpose. This card is discarded after US play of The China Card.

Message from US:
1 CAN 4/0*
1 UK 6/1*
67 5/25/2020 10:06:00 AM Turn 3 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:
5 / 1 uk
66 5/25/2020 10:05:00 AM Turn 3 US Message 3 WG 20/16*
65 5/25/2020 10:04:00 AM Turn 3 US Discard Card #33: 3 / De-Stalinization* (USSR)

Message from US:
64 5/25/2020 10:04:00 AM 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:
63 5/25/2020 10:04:00 AM Turn 3 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:
2 more, 17, 16
62 5/25/2020 10:03:00 AM Turn 3 US 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 US:
3 WG 17/14
61 5/25/2020 10:03:00 AM 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:
2 more

60 5/25/2020 10:02:00 AM Turn 3 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:
3 WG 14/12
59 5/25/2020 10:02:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:
3 more into WG
58 5/25/2020 10:01:00 AM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #27: 4 / US/Japan Mutual Defense Pact* (US)
US gains sufficient Influence in Japan for Control. USSR may no longer make Coup or Realignment rolls in Japan.

Message from US:
4 WG 11/9
57 5/25/2020 10:00:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


56 5/25/2020 9:59:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #12: 1 / Romanian Abdication* (USSR)
Eliminate all US Influence in Romania. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Romania for Control.

USSR: #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 USSR:
55 5/25/2020 9:58:00 AM Turn 3 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
54 5/25/2020 9:57:00 AM Turn 3 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 6 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
53 5/25/2020 9:57:00 AM Turn 2 US Return Strategy card to hand #9: 2 / Vietnam Revolts* (USSR)

Message from US:
52 5/25/2020 9:56:00 AM Turn 2 US Move permanently removed Strategy card to discard pile #9: 2 / Vietnam Revolts* (USSR)

Message from US:
51 5/25/2020 9:53:00 AM Turn 2 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:
2 vIET 03*

2 Greece 2/0*
50 5/25/2020 9:52:00 AM Turn 2 US Discard Card #25: 3 / Containment* (US)

Message from US:
49 5/25/2020 9:52:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #10: 1 / Blockade* (USSR)
Unless US Player immediately discards a '3' or more value Operations card, eliminate all US Influence in West Germany.

Message from USSR:
48 5/25/2020 9:51:00 AM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:

47 5/25/2020 9:51:00 AM Turn 2 US Discard Card #13: 2 / Arab-Israeli War (USSR)

Message from US:
SPACE
46 5/25/2020 9:51:00 AM Turn 2 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
45 5/25/2020 9:50:00 AM Turn 2 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:
1 viet, 1 ind, 1 laos, 1 mal
44 5/25/2020 9:48:00 AM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #28: 3 / Suez Crisis* (USSR)
Remove a total of four US Influence from France, the United Kingdom and Israel. Remove no more than 2 Influence per country.

Message from US:
1 LEB 1/0*
2 BENE 3/0*

UK 5/0*
ISreal 0/0
43 5/25/2020 9:46:00 AM Turn 2 US Message NORAD 1 SK 2/4
42 5/25/2020 9:44:00 AM Turn 2 USSR 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 USSR:
41 5/25/2020 9:43:00 AM Turn 2 US 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 US:
2 TURK 2/0*
1 Benelux 1/0

France 0/6*
40 5/25/2020 9:41:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:

39 5/25/2020 9:41:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Discard Card #29: 3 / East European Unrest (US)

Message from USSR:
Space
38 5/25/2020 9:40:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message 3 WG, 5 and 5
37 5/25/2020 9:40:00 AM Turn 2 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 WG 9/5*
36 5/25/2020 9:39:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:
35 5/25/2020 9:38:00 AM Turn 2 US Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from US:
4 WG 5/2
34 5/25/2020 9:38:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message 10 1 / Blockade* (USSR)
Unless US Player immediately discards a '3' or more value Operations card, eliminate all US Influence in West Germany.
4 3 / Duck and Cover (US)
Degrade DEFCON level by one. Then US player earns VPs equal to 5 minus current DEFCON level.
30 2 / Decolonization (USSR)
Add one USSR Influence in each of any four African an/or SE Asian countries.
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.
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.
19 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.
33 5/25/2020 9:36:00 AM Turn 2 US Message 1 WG 1/2
32 5/25/2020 9:35:00 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:
31 5/25/2020 9:33:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

USSR: #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
30 5/25/2020 9:33:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Return Strategy card to hand #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)

Message from USSR:
29 5/25/2020 9:32:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
28 5/25/2020 9:31:00 AM Turn 2 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
27 5/25/2020 9:31:00 AM Turn 2 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.
26 5/25/2020 9:29:00 AM 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:
3 Canada 4/0*
25 5/25/2020 9:28:00 AM Turn 1 USSR 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 USSR:
24 5/25/2020 9:27:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #8: 2 / Fidel* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Cuba. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Cuba for Control.

Message from US:
2 France 1/3

Cuba 0/3*
23 5/25/2020 9:26:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


22 5/25/2020 9:24:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
21 5/25/2020 9:24:00 AM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:

20 5/25/2020 9:24:00 AM Turn 1 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:
3 coup iraq
19 5/25/2020 9:23:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:
18 5/25/2020 9:23:00 AM Turn 1 US Discard Card #20: 2 / Olympic Games (Both)

Message from US:
17 5/25/2020 9:22:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Give random Strategy card to US Operations - 2 / Olympic Games (Both)

Message from USSR:
16 5/25/2020 9:22:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Event #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.

Message from US:
15 5/25/2020 9:19:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
14 5/25/2020 9:18:00 AM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:

13 5/25/2020 9:18:00 AM Turn 1 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:
12 5/25/2020 9:17:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Event #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 USSR:
11 5/25/2020 9:16:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
10 5/25/2020 9:15:00 AM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:

9 5/25/2020 9:15:00 AM Turn 1 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 COUP Egypt
8 5/25/2020 9:14:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
7 5/25/2020 9:14:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
6 5/25/2020 9:13:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:

5 5/25/2020 9:13:00 AM Turn 1 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:
4 5/25/2020 8:57:00 AM Turn 1 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: #18: 1 / Captured Nazi Scientist* (Both)
Advance player's Space Race marker one box.
NOTE: discarded without effect.

Message from USSR:
3 5/25/2020 8:56:00 AM Turn 1 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
2 5/25/2020 8:54:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

1 5/25/2020 8:51:00 AM Turn 1 US Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

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