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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
45 8/11/2020 8:26:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Event #18: 1 / Captured Nazi Scientist* (Both)
Advance player's Space Race marker one box.

Message from US:
USA 6th
+++++++++++++

Event

Space Race marker moves up one space.
44 8/11/2020 8:25:00 PM Turn 1 US Message With the coup in France attempt...

USSR gets 2 Military ops and Defcon to Level 4 right ?
43 8/11/2020 8:24:00 PM Turn 1 US Message 3 influence to Yugoslavia for the event <3/3> now
42 8/11/2020 6:17:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Nope.

Event fires for you.
41 8/11/2020 6:16:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
France at +2 vs 6
40 8/11/2020 6:16:00 PM Turn 1 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:
USSR 6

Coup attempt in France.
39 8/11/2020 6:11:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 2 to 3
38 8/10/2020 10:04:00 PM Turn 1 US Message USA launches a satellite despite the fact the Soviet Union stole OUR secrets and launched first.

"This satellite is going to be "yuge", nothing like it has ever been done before, nobody makes satellites like we do......"

+1 VP = 3
37 8/10/2020 10:02:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
USA

Space Race
36 8/10/2020 10:01:00 PM Turn 1 US Discard Card #11: 2 / Korean War* (USSR)

Message from US:
USA 5th
++++++++++++++++++

Space Race, no event
35 8/8/2020 5:52:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message VP=2.
34 8/8/2020 5:52:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 4 to 2
33 8/8/2020 5:52:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Sputnik, baby!
32 8/8/2020 5:52:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:

31 8/8/2020 5:51:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Discard Card #25: 3 / Containment* (US)

Message from USSR:
USSR 5

space race
30 8/8/2020 5:50:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 0 to 4
29 8/8/2020 5:49:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message confirm the scoring

28 8/6/2020 7:32:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
USA 4
+++++++++++++++

Presence and +1BG = 4VP for the Amerikans

Confirm ?
27 8/6/2020 6:45:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Event #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 USSR:
USSR 4

Remove 1 from UK, now 4, no control.
Remove 2 from France, now 1, no control.
Remove 1 from Israel, now 0, no control.
26 8/4/2020 6:43:00 PM Turn 1 US Message that was to Iran, not LIbya
25 8/4/2020 6:42:00 PM Turn 1 US Discard Card #7: 3 / Socialist Governments (USSR)

Message from US:
USA 3
+++++++++++++++++++

Event cancelled due to prior card played with this one.

3 Influence

2 to France for Control

1 to Libya for Control
24 8/4/2020 6:41:00 PM Turn 1 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:
USA 3
++++++++++++++++++

Playing with my next card to cancel event
23 8/4/2020 5:07:00 PM Turn 1 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:
USSR 3

2 in Czechoslovakia for 3 and control.
1 in Yugoslavia for 3 and control.
2 in Romania for 3 and control.
22 8/4/2020 5:04:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message confirm--you cannot use the second op, as you have no other place for realignment.
21 7/31/2020 10:50:00 PM Turn 1 US Message I don't think I can attempt realignment again as I don't have any influence in the same country as you.

Confirm ?
20 7/31/2020 1:48:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message All OPs from one card have to be used for the same thing.

Iran stays at US 1.

The only thing you can do with the second point is another realignment roll.
19 7/30/2020 7:02:00 PM Turn 1 US Message France realignment USA wins 7-6

remove the USSR influence in France

2nd OPS point

1 Influence to Iran <2> and control
18 7/30/2020 7:01:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from US:
France realignment

USA +3

USSR
17 7/30/2020 7:00:00 PM 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:
USA 2
+++++++++++++++

Cuba becomes Commie

2ops

1st realignment in France +3 to the roll for UK,Italy and Germany
16 7/30/2020 6:47:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
USSR 2

France now US 1, USSR 1.
15 7/30/2020 6:31:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #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:
USA 1
++++++++++++++++

3 Influence in France and control ,3>
14 7/30/2020 9:10:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message Ha! I'm still playing the last game, looking at US as the adjacent pieces.

Change to 1 in Czechoslovakia [1], 1 in Romania [1], 2 in Yugoslavia [2].
13 7/29/2020 5:32:00 PM Turn 1 US Message you can't place in France as you don't have any USSR influence next to them.

confirm ?
12 7/29/2020 4:45:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Discard Card #21: 4 / NATO* (US)

Message from USSR:
USSR 1

Event does not happen, no prereqs.

4 in France for control.
11 7/29/2020 4:43:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message US event fires first. US now 4 and control in Japan.

USSR event fires second. Your only eligible choice is Finland, no no influence from either side.
10 7/28/2020 8:34:00 PM Turn 1 US Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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.

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

Message from US:
9 7/28/2020 7:31:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
ACTS hates me.
8 7/28/2020 7:27:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

7 7/27/2020 8:33:00 PM Turn 1 US Message 4 in West Germany 3 to Italy
6 7/27/2020 4:38:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message 3 in Poland [3]
3 in Czechoslovakia [3]

Now you put 7 in Western Europe.
5 7/27/2020 4:37:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message No, no, we have to finish setup first.

I place 6 in Eastern Europe to begin.
4 7/26/2020 6:34:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Ok

I'll delete the other one now
3 7/25/2020 7:23:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message I'll get this one started, probably tomorrow.
2 7/25/2020 3:19:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Draw and play your headline event when ready Comrade !
1 7/25/2020 3:18:00 PM Turn 1 US Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

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