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85 10/6/2020 5:29:00 PM Turn 2 US Message ok, I understand.............

sharing the board is such a pain in the ass for me and I cannot get all the steps down, creating new files, saving etc etc....I REALLY dislike it.
84 10/5/2020 8:48:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message I'm not going to start anything new now.

I don't think I want to play Twilight Struggle without sharing the board. The exact game state matters too much.
83 9/29/2020 10:28:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Bummer..........

Shall we start another or should we wait for better timing on your end ?
82 9/28/2020 8:39:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message In that case, I'm going to concede this one. I'm time-overwhelmed right now anyway. And we've messed up our boards multiple times.

Not sure this game works without sharing the board.

Still going on with our other games.
81 9/24/2020 11:55:00 PM Turn 2 US Message There is no influence in Hungary, check the log my friend.

80 9/24/2020 7:53:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message You don't have Domination.

I have E. Germany, Poland, Czech, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria.

You have UK, W. Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey.

6 to 6--no domination.

We are OK, hope the same for you. My walking is at lunchtime now.
79 9/22/2020 10:22:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

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

Score Europe

US has Domination = 7
USSR Presence = 3, = +4 Net for USA.

Battle Ground Countries USA 3,USSR 2, Net +1 USA

USA gains Net +5 = 7

Confirm ?

Hope you and the family are dong great my friend, missing you on the walks around here every night !
78 9/22/2020 7:46:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message that was USSR 5
77 9/22/2020 7:46:00 PM 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:
Defcon to 4.

You get 1 VP=2.

2 in Bulgaria for 3 and control.
76 9/21/2020 10:46:00 AM Turn 2 US Message That was USA 4

See below
75 9/21/2020 10:43:00 AM Turn 2 US Message USSR Wins -2VP = 1

+2 Military Ops now <2>

Confirm and then its over to you
74 9/21/2020 10:42:00 AM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from US:
Arab Israeli War for my event with No modifiers

USSR

USA
73 9/21/2020 10:41:00 AM Turn 2 US 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 US:
Turkey <2> and Greece <2> get 1 Influence Each and Control
72 9/20/2020 1:08:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #14: 3 / COMECON* (USSR)
Add 1 USSR Influence in each of four non-US Controlled countries in Eastern Europe.

Message from USSR:
USSR 4

1 in Yugoslavia for 4.
1 each in Bulgaria, Austria, Finland.
71 9/14/2020 10:43:00 PM Turn 2 US Message that was USA #3
70 9/14/2020 10:42:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #12: 1 / Romanian Abdication* (USSR)
Eliminate all US Influence in Romania. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Romania for Control.

Message from US:
1 Influence to France <3> and control.
69 9/14/2020 7:32:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
I'll settle for the tie.

No VP change.
68 9/14/2020 7:30:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Cancel that. Wrong board open.

67 9/14/2020 7:30:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Operations #33: 3 / De-Stalinization* (USSR)
USSR may relocate up to four Influence points to non-US controlled countries. No more than two points may be placed in the same country.

Message from USSR:
Ops.

1 each in Burma, Thailand, and Malaysia for control.
66 9/7/2020 2:22:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Take the one asway from Austria <0>

France confirmed at 2 USA influence
65 9/5/2020 5:49:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message See #27 for France.
64 9/5/2020 5:49:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message I can't play yet.

You added 8--I don't know which one not to do.

And France only has 1 US in it--not 2, so placing 1 there doesn't control.
63 9/5/2020 5:43:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message I think ACTS passes the China Card at the end of the turn, since you can't play it this turn.
62 8/31/2020 11:15:00 AM Turn 2 US Message shouldn't the China Card have been passed to me ?
61 8/31/2020 11:14:00 AM Turn 2 US Play Card as Event #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:
USA 2
++++++++++++++++++

Event

France <3> and control
U.K <5> and control
Spain <1>
Italy <4> already controlled
Greece <1>
Turkey <1>
Denmark <1>
Austira <1>
60 8/30/2020 4:18:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
USSR 2

4 OPs with Red Scare, since I will use in Asia.

1 in Thailand for 2 and control.
3 in India for 3 and control.
59 8/17/2020 11:09:00 AM Turn 2 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:
USA 1
+++++++++++++++++++

2 Influence to Pakistan and control <2>

2 Influence to South Korea and control <3>
58 8/16/2020 4:17:00 PM 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:
USSR 1

1 each in Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Vietnam. USSR control of Vietnam.
57 8/16/2020 4:14:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 1 to 3
56 8/14/2020 6:13:00 PM Turn 2 US Message America Wins GOLD !

East German women's swim team and the entire Men's weightlifting team from Bulgaria tested positive for steroids and forced to forfeit their bronze medals.

+2 VP =3

Confirm ? Then you may play USSR 1 with Red Scare in place -1 to ops
55 8/14/2020 6:10:00 PM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from US:
Olympic Games Sponsored by the USSR

USSR +2drm

USA
54 8/14/2020 6:09:00 PM Turn 2 US Message OK Olympic games are on !
53 8/14/2020 6:09:00 PM Turn 2 US Message never mind...i see it now
52 8/14/2020 6:08:00 PM Turn 2 US Message your headline event didn't show up ?
51 8/14/2020 6:08:00 PM Turn 2 US Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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).

USSR: #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 US:
USA

Head Line Event
50 8/14/2020 4:47:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
49 8/14/2020 4:45:00 PM Turn 2 USSR End Turn US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.
48 8/14/2020 4:44:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message VP now 1, Defcon back to 5.

47 8/14/2020 4:44:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 3 to 1
46 8/14/2020 4:44:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message USSR gains 2 VP for MILOPS.

Defcon at 4, US loses 4, USSR loses 2
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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