Warhorse Simulations

Automated Card Tracking System: Home

Twilight Struggle: Twilight Struggle v2 Journal

Number of entries per page:
  Sort order:
Most recent entries first
Oldest entries first

Filter on: (filter will search Player, Title, and Entry)

View elapsed game time

View game card play report

Next 100 entries

Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
511 9/23/2020 11:05:00 AM Turn 10 USSR Message Great! Will you set up the new game? I'm not sure how to do that.

PS -- This is a good chance to clean up the game board and my playing space. We had ash debris all over the house from the smoke last week and a fine grit on the game table. I didn't want to risk wiping everything out while wiping everything off! Now I'm clean again.
510 9/22/2020 11:52:00 PM Turn 10 US Die roll request Request: 999-sided die x 2

527
178


Message from US:
High roll plays the USSR:

1: Comrade Bill
2: Comrade Dave
509 9/22/2020 10:54:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Message I'm easy with either changing places or staying the same. Should we roll the dice to decide (though my rocket will blow up on the launch pad if we do.)

What does it mean for you to lose the class this term? Does that load you up for Winter or will you have to do extra school service for the Fall? Washing everyone's car or something? You still have the Honors class this Fall, right?
508 9/22/2020 8:09:00 PM Turn 10 US Message Let's do it!

Do you want to change sides? Or would it be better to stick with the "devil you know"?

By the way... I had a chuckle as I received an email at 3:16 pm today informing me that my class (MATS 671) was below the minimum and could be canceled. At first I was ticked off at the late notice, but then thought it might be a blessing if it could be delayed until winter term- when maybe (just maybe) it could be delivered in person.

As Joe says... "oh well..."
507 9/22/2020 7:55:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Message Absolutely! As long as you're not tired of keeping me from blowing up the world! It's a very interesting game and has lots of simultaneous objectives to keep track of. I think I didn't realize how far I'd let Europe slip until mid-way through turn 9, and then I realized I should be keeping better track of our relative positions all over the board. Yes, let's try again whenever you're ready to start.
506 9/22/2020 6:52:00 PM Turn 10 US Message Thanks - I hope you enjoyed it!

One of the downsides of this game is there is a huge benefit for experienced players. It's easier for the USSR player in the beginning, but there are lots of things to worry about and prepare for in the end-game. And after playing 5-10 games you can anticipate a lot of the worst case scenarios (Chernobyl, France and de Gaulle, etc.)

Would you be up for a re-match?


505 9/22/2020 4:09:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Message Round 6: Well, I don't see what zinger I could possibly have that would change the results, so my only choices are to either,

1) Deny that anything happened in Chernobyl and go ahead and play some IP in Europe (which has the strength of historical accuracy),
2) Try a coup in a battleground country and drive us to nuclear extinction, or
3) Admit defeat and throw in the towel.

I'm pretty sure you won't let me get away with number one, so I'll have to go with number three.

Congratulations! That was a good game!

Do you see a card that, if I had it, it would have made a difference? I don't see a way to make any progress in Europe ever since the Chernobyl card was played.

Awesome!
504 9/22/2020 12:09:00 PM Turn 10 US Message Korean War fails, USSR MilOps=2

2 more rounds!
503 9/22/2020 12:08:00 PM Turn 10 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:
Korean War
502 9/22/2020 12:08:00 PM Turn 10 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:
This event is for you - I'll play it for 2 Ops:

+2 East Germany, now (8/5)

Now I control all 5 BG countries in Europe - and I wait to see if you have a zinger in your hand!
501 9/22/2020 11:28:00 AM Turn 10 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -2 to -3
500 9/22/2020 11:28:00 AM Turn 10 USSR Play Card as Operations #97: 3 / An Evil Empire'* (US)
Cancels/prevents #59 Flower Power. US gains 1 VP.

Message from USSR:
Round 5:

I get 2 VP for the Flower Power and your war card last round.

I'll use this card for 3 op (which also cancels Flower Power and gives you 1 VP).

Add 1 point to N Korea (1/4), and
1 point to Japan (costs 2), now (4/1).

Your turn!
499 9/21/2020 8:34:00 PM Turn 10 US Play Card as Operations #102: 2 / Iran-Iraq War* (Both)
Iran or Iraq invades the other. Roll one die and subtract one for every opponent-controlled country adjacent to target of invasion. Phasing player Victory on modified die roll of 4-6. Player adds 2 to Military Operations Track. Effects of Victory: 2 VP and replace opponent's Influence in target with your own.

Message from US:
2 more Ops

+2 East Germany, now (6/5)
498 9/21/2020 7:02:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Message Another disaster on the launch pad! Your move!
497 9/21/2020 7:01:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
Shoot for the moon!
496 9/21/2020 7:01:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Discard Card #73: 3 / Shuttle Diplomacy (US)

Message from USSR:
Round 4. Since I'm losing my grip on the earth, I'll try to make some progress in space.
495 9/21/2020 6:29:00 PM Turn 10 US Play Card as Operations #85: 2 / Star Wars* (US)
If the US is ahead on the Space Race track, play this card to search through the discard pile for a non-scoring card of your choice. Event occurs immediately.

Message from US:
Play for 2 Ops:
+1 West Germany (5/1)
+1 East Germany (4/5)
494 9/21/2020 5:51:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Message I was afraid you wouldn't fall for that...

I'll double my points in Columbia (1/4) and Uruguay (0/4). Whee!

Your round 3 play...
493 9/21/2020 3:05:00 PM Turn 10 US Message I'll pass! I need to save my cards - I have just enough Ops to push Europe to Control.
492 9/21/2020 1:49:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Play Card as Event #95: 2 / Latin American Debt Crisis (USSR)
Unless the US immediately discards a '3' or greater Operations card, double USSR Influence in two South American countries.

Message from USSR:
Got it! Well, I think it's all over except the shouting but let's play on. I'll try to finesse you out of a big op card with this as an event.
491 9/21/2020 1:39:00 PM Turn 10 US Message > +1 WGermany (costs 2), now (3/5)

> Did you mean East Germany? I'll assume so.

Ah - yes - East Germany!
490 9/21/2020 1:23:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Message Just to clarify, you said:

Will place 4 IP in Europe:
+1 France (4/1)
+1 Poland (4/1)
+1 WGermany (costs 2), now (3/5)

Did you mean East Germany? I'll assume so.
489 9/20/2020 5:35:00 PM Turn 10 US Message This is going to be really close - it really depends on what events you have. I'll likely have just enough to get the automatic victory by achieving Control of Europe, but that will only happen at the end of the game. After our last card play, and allocating VPs for MilOps, we run through all areas of the map doing a scoring round. At that time, if I still Control Europe (i.e. control all BG countries and control a majority of all countries (and I must control at least 1 BG and 1 non-BG country) then I will gain the automatic victory.

However, I know what's in the deck, and there's only 4 "undrawn" cards so I'm not sure what you have!

I told you the US comes roaring back!
488 9/20/2020 5:28:00 PM Turn 10 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
487 9/20/2020 5:28:00 PM Turn 10 US Adjust Victory Points From -4 to -2
486 9/20/2020 5:28:00 PM Turn 10 US Play Card as Event #89: 4 / Soviets Shoot Down KAL-007* (US)
Degrade DEFCON one level. US gains 2 VP. If South Korea is US controlled, then the US may place Influence or attempt Realignments as if they played a 4 Ops card.

Message from US:
I'll play this for the event - DEFCON drops to 2.

Will place 4 IP in Europe:
+1 France (4/1)
+1 Poland (4/1)
+1 WGermany (costs 2), now (3/5)
485 9/20/2020 5:19:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 5 to -4
484 9/20/2020 5:19:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Message I'm in agreement with you except I had a mistake on W Germany (I had 5/1, not 4/1). I've fixed it now and put the VP points back. Thanks! Over to you again...
483 9/18/2020 5:19:00 PM Turn 10 US Message Somehow we're way out of whack in Europe:

For me - I've got:
UK (5/0)
Benelux (3/0)
Greece (2/0)
Italy (4/2)


For you I've got:
E.Germany (2/5)
Turkey (0/2)

And lots of uncontrolled countries:
Spain (1/0)
France (3/1)
W.Germany (4/1)
Poland (3/1)
Czechoslovakia (0/1)
Romania (0/1)
Finland (0/1)

So by my count it's a tie - we both simply have Presence and tie in BG's 1-1.

What does your map say?
482 9/18/2020 5:09:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -4 to 5
481 9/18/2020 5:09:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
Round 2: I'm not sure it'll make much difference but I've gotta play it sometime and it's not going to get any better for me!

I count you as 3 BG and 3 non, and me with 1 and 1. That gives you domination for 7 VP, plus 3 for the BGs for a total of 10, and me with 1 BG. A difference of +9!

And your turn again!
480 9/18/2020 4:21:00 PM Turn 10 US Play Card as Event #94: 3 / Chernobyl* (US)
The US player may designate one Region. For the remainder of the turn the USSR may not add additional Influence markers to that Region by the play of Operations Points.

Message from US:
I think this is the beginning of the end. I'll play this on Europe - so you can only place IPs in Europe with events. Hopefully I can get Europe into the automatic win condition!
479 9/18/2020 1:21:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Play Card as Operations #56: 4 / Muslim Revolution (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in two of the following countries: Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan.

Message from USSR:
Here we go with Round 1 of the last turn! You are kicking my butt!

I'll use the op for some influence in Europe:

1 point in Poland, costs 2, now (3/1), and
2 in East Germany (2/5).

Do your thing!
478 9/18/2020 11:30:00 AM Turn 10 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -3 to -4
477 9/18/2020 11:29:00 AM Turn 10 USSR Message Alright, here's my deployment:

Remove 1 from W Germany (4/1)
1 from France (3/1), and
1 from Spain (1/0).
476 9/17/2020 7:30:00 PM Turn 10 US Message OK - we tied with our headlines so the US goes first (rule 4.5.C)

I'll remove 2 IP from:

EGermany (2/3)
Czechoslovakia (0/1)
Romania (0/1)

Now it's time for your event!

475 9/17/2020 6:42:00 PM Turn 10 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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.

USSR: #99: 3 / Pershing II Deployed* (USSR)
Gain 1VP. Remove one US Influence from up to three Western European countries.

Message from USSR:
Question as we start into the end game here. I'm assuming that if I play the China card this turn, that counts as it being "held by" you at the end of the turn. Is my assumption correct?

Second question: how did the "offsite" go today? Were most people sitting alone in their zoom spaces quietly drinking the whole time? Hope you survived it all and we're looking for better air tomorrow!
474 9/17/2020 6:05:00 PM Turn 10 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
473 9/17/2020 6:02:00 PM Turn 10 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 9 cards drawn.
USSR: 9 cards drawn.
472 9/17/2020 6:02:00 PM Turn 9 US Message We're both good for MilOps, so VPs, and now on to the final Turn 10!
471 9/17/2020 6:01:00 PM Turn 9 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
I'll add:
+2 to WGermany (5/1)
+1 to Dominican Republic (1/0)
470 9/17/2020 5:49:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Discard Card #45: 1 / Summit (Both)

Message from USSR:
Discard for the event, and over to you for the last play of the penultimate turn!
469 9/17/2020 5:48:00 PM Turn 9 USSR 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 USSR:
Alright, here's the last round of turn 9!

I'll use this for the op and the event happens for you; I'll do that second.

First, add 1 to East Germany, now (2/5),

and 1 to West Germany (3/1), and finally

add 1 to Romania (0/3).

Now the event, I have to discard a random card, but there's only one left and it is an event for both of us, so it doesn't trigger. I'll discard it next.
468 9/17/2020 11:11:00 AM Turn 9 US Message The China card is different - I think it's not really in your hand - it sits in front of you (if we were playing live).

Today is our MIME retreat - online of course. Wish I was retired!

As you can imagine all the smoke has poured through the porous windows in Dearborn so my office and lab are covered in ash. I'll probably be cleaning up while listening to the retreat.
467 9/17/2020 10:44:00 AM Turn 9 USSR Message I didn't expect that either; I thought I was more of a goner than that!

Question before my last play. I have a card that requires me to randomly discard a card from my hand. Would the choice of random discard include the China card, which would then go to you, or is the China card different somehow? My guess is that it's considered part of my hand so it would be included as possible discard, but I'll wait for your ruling.
466 9/16/2020 9:34:00 PM Turn 9 US Message Ok - I lose one IP in East Germany

The final status of Germany is:

West Germany (3/0)
East Germany (2/4)

That wasn't what I expected!
465 9/16/2020 9:33:00 PM Turn 9 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from US:
OK - West Germany is now (3/0)

Final roll - East Germany

- I get +1 for Poland
- You get +1 for Czechoslovakia and +1 for having the advantage in East Germany

1: USA+1
2: USSR+2
464 9/16/2020 9:32:00 PM Turn 9 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from US:
That was a spectacular failure! I lose 1 IP - West Germany is now (3/1)

Second roll - West Germany:
- I still get +1 for France, +1 for Benelux, and +1 since I have more IP in West Germany than you do

Thus:
1. USA+3
2. USSR
463 9/16/2020 9:31:00 PM Turn 9 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from US:
First - West Germany:
- I get +1 for France, +1 for Benelux, and +1 since I have more IP in West Germany than you do

Thus:
1. USA+3
2. USSR
462 9/16/2020 9:29:00 PM Turn 9 US Play Card as Event #96: 3 / Tear Down This Wall* (US)
Cancels/prevents #55 Willy Brandt. Add 3 US Influence in East Germany. Then US may make a free Coup attempt or Realignment rolls in Europe using this card's Ops Value.

Message from US:
This is a killer event. Two things to note:
1. The card says that I can make coup/realignment attempts in Europe. Somewhere in the rules, it says that if a card says you can do it - you can do it. Basically events will always allow you to override the written rules. Thus even though we're at DEFCON 2, normally I wouldn't be able to do a coup or realignment in Europe - this lets me do so. That said, if I chose a BG country for a coup it will still lower DEFCON (and I would lose the game).

2. I don't have the Europe scoring card, but if I did there is an automatic victory condition if I achieve "Control" in Europe when the Europe Scoring card is played (remember, "Control" means I control ALL BG countries in Europe, and I control a majority of total countries).

Again, I don't have the Europe scoring card (and I hope you don't) but you'll have to keep an eye on it next turn because the game would end immediately.

OK - on to this event!

First- I'll add 3 USA IP in EGermany (now 3/4)

Next- I'll run 3 Realignment rolls in hopes of taking control of WGermany and EGermany.

Here comes the dice!
461 9/16/2020 8:01:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
460 9/16/2020 8:01:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Message Another fail! At least I grab a couple of MilOps points and I don't think I started WWIII this time!
459 9/16/2020 8:00:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
Brazil!

Here goes...

(Did you like that dramatic pause I put in?)
458 9/16/2020 7:59:00 PM Turn 9 USSR 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 USSR:
Round 6 of turn 9.

I'll play for the op and try for a coup in...
457 9/16/2020 6:17:00 PM Turn 9 US Discard Card #16: 3 / Warsaw Pact Formed* (USSR)

Message from US:
Add +3 IP to WGermany, now (4/1)
456 9/16/2020 6:17:00 PM Turn 9 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:
Will play with next card
455 9/16/2020 5:04:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Message Another explosion on the launch pad!

Your play!
454 9/16/2020 5:03:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
SPACE!
453 9/16/2020 5:03:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Discard Card #21: 4 / NATO* (US)

Message from USSR:
I'll make a run at another space launch with this (round 5 turn 9).

Here goes!
452 9/16/2020 1:44:00 PM Turn 9 US Message Argh!!!
451 9/16/2020 1:44:00 PM Turn 9 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
Brush War on Iran
450 9/16/2020 1:44:00 PM Turn 9 US Play Card as Event #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.

Message from US:
I'll attack Iran here - no die roll modifiers.

US MilOps = 3
449 9/15/2020 4:44:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Operations #91: 2 / Ortega Elected in Nicaragua* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence from Nicaragua. May make one free Coup attempt (with this card's Operations value) in a country adjacent to Nicaragua.

Message from USSR:
Round 4 of turn 9.

I'll play for the ops and add 2 to Jordan (0/2).

Over to you!
448 9/15/2020 1:32:00 PM Turn 9 US Discard Card #61: 3 / OPEC (USSR)

Message from US:
This event is nullified since we played North Sea Oil earlier.

+2 Iraq, now (3/0)
+1 Haiti, now (1/0)
447 9/15/2020 1:21:00 PM Turn 9 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:
Round 3 of Turn 9

I'll use the operations points to try to repair some of the damage you did to me last time!

1 in Egypt (0/2)
1 in Libya (0/2)
1 in Israel (0/4), and
1 in Iran (0/2).

Your play!
446 9/14/2020 6:36:00 PM Turn 9 US Play Card as Event #74: 2 / The Voice of America (US)
Remove four USSR Influence from non-European countries. No more than two may be removed from any one country.

Message from US:
I'll play this as an event - remove 1 IP from:
Egypt (0/1)
Libya (0/1)
Israel (0/3)
Iran (0/1)
445 9/14/2020 5:25:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Event #88: 2 / Marine Barracks Bombing* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Lebanon plus remove two additional US Influence from anywhere in the Middle East

Message from USSR:
Round 2 of turn 9,

I'll play the event and take the 2 ip out of Iraq, now (1/0).
444 9/14/2020 4:49:00 PM Turn 9 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
Need 1-3
443 9/14/2020 4:49:00 PM Turn 9 US Discard Card #33: 3 / De-Stalinization* (USSR)

Message from US:
Space race!
442 9/14/2020 4:25:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Play Card as Event #82: 3 / Iranian Hostage Crisis* (USSR)
Eliminate all US Influence in Iran. Add two USSR Influence in Iran. Doubles effect of Terrorism card against US.

Message from USSR:
Here goes round 1 on turn 9.

I'll use the event and Iran is now (0/2).
441 9/14/2020 1:45:00 PM Turn 9 US Message Yep - that Aldrich Ames is a real zinger! I'm lucky I played it now! I was thinking about saving it for turn 10!
440 9/14/2020 1:36:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Message So, I think that means I go next for the first round of turn 8?
439 9/14/2020 1:33:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Message Nice play!
438 9/14/2020 1:33:00 PM Turn 9 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: #98: 4 / Aldrich Ames* (USSR)
Original Edition: US player must display his hand. USSR player then orders the US player's cards. US player must play hand in that order. US player may not play The China Card for the rest of this turn. Deluxe Edition: This card has an Operations value of 3. US player exposes his hand to the USSR player for the remainder of turn. USSR player then chooses one card from US hand; this card is discarded.
NOTE: discarded without effect.

Message from USSR:
The description of the card has two different effects. Are we playing Original or Deluxe? Either way, this seems like a killer card for me.
437 9/13/2020 11:34:00 PM Turn 9 US Adjust Victory Points From -8 to -3
436 9/13/2020 11:34:00 PM Turn 9 US Message OK - first I'll add 4 IP to the following African and SE Asian countries:

+1 Zaire, now (1/1)
+1 Nigeria, now (2/2)
+1 Sudan, now (1/0)
+1 Vietnam, now (1/1)


So that changes the Africa scoring significantly. Now my count is:

BG's: 1-1 tie
Overall: 6-5 US lead

That means we each have only Presence, and the BG's cancel out, so no VP's at all.

Thanks for catching that! If I end up winning you get the sportsmanship award!
435 9/13/2020 11:29:00 PM Turn 9 US Message Two quick questions before we leave this turn behind.

1: Don't you get to use the event on the Colonial Rear Guards (before you play the Africa scoring)?

>> Wo-hoo!!! I missed that. That will change things for the better!

2: You also have the opportunity to play another card this round from my play of North Sea Oil, isn't that right?

>> Forgot that too - however, there wasn't any cards I wanted to play anyway!!

I'll fix the VPs from Africa!


434 9/13/2020 11:24:00 PM Turn 9 USSR Message Two quick questions before we leave this turn behind.

1: Don't you get to use the event on the Colonial Rear Guards (before you play the Africa scoring)?

2: You also have the opportunity to play another card this round from my play of North Sea Oil, isn't that right?

433 9/13/2020 8:44:00 PM Turn 9 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
432 9/13/2020 8:43:00 PM Turn 9 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
431 9/13/2020 8:43:00 PM Turn 8 US Message OK - turn is over, and we both made our MilOps requirement.

On to turn 9!
430 9/13/2020 8:41:00 PM Turn 8 US Adjust Victory Points From -3 to -8
429 9/13/2020 8:41:00 PM Turn 8 US Play Card as Event #79: 0 / Africa Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
Ouch - you've got me here.

I only have presence and 1 BG country, so 2 VPs

You have domination and 4 BGs, so 7 VPs.

Net 5 VPs for you!
428 9/13/2020 8:27:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Message Oops, no, I mean (0/0) in Sudan!!!
427 9/13/2020 8:27:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Message Okay, after much grunting, Sudan is now (0/1).

And over to you, I think?
426 9/13/2020 8:26:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
and the USSR roll...
425 9/13/2020 8:26:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
One more try on realignment in Sudan:

1: US
2: USSR
424 9/13/2020 8:25:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from USSR:
Okay, I'll try this again.

Realignment in Sudan. You are +2 (-1 for Iran-Contra) and I am +1, so an even steven roll

1: US
2: USSR
423 9/13/2020 8:15:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Message Grrr... I missed that in the rules. Hmm, let me think...
422 9/13/2020 3:28:00 PM Turn 8 US Message Actually, neither realignments nor coups are allowed in Europe or Asia or the Middle East at DEFCON=2.

Feel free to pick other countries or do something different altogether!
421 9/13/2020 2:26:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Message A stalemate in Iraq!

Your turn; you have lots to do to finish the turn! Good luck.
420 9/13/2020 2:24:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
Oops, here's the second roll...
419 9/13/2020 2:24:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
Realignment for Iraq:

1: US +1
2: USSR
418 9/13/2020 2:24:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Message Okay, so Poland is now (0/0).

For the other realignment, I'll target Iraq again.

You have +1 for influence, +1 for neighbors, and -1 for Iran-Contra
I am +0.
417 9/13/2020 2:19:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from USSR:
For Poland:

1: US
2: USSR +3
416 9/13/2020 2:19:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Discard Card #63: 2 / Colonial Rear Guards (US)

Message from USSR:
I'll use this for the ops to try a realignment, and try to take advantage of the last chance to get help from the Iran-Contra scandal.

Looking at Poland:

You get a +1 for more influence, and a -1 for Iran-Contra.
I get a +2 for adjacent countries, and +1 for being next to the USSR.

Here goes:
415 9/12/2020 5:32:00 PM Turn 8 US Play Card as Operations #101: 2 / Solidarity* (US)
Add 3 US Influence in Poland. Playable as an event only if #68 'John Paul II Elected Pope' is in effect.

Message from US:
For my round 6- I'll play this for Ops:

+2 Italy, now (4/2)

Over to you for the last card play!
414 9/12/2020 5:30:00 PM Turn 8 US Message > 1 in Israel (0/3)

I think it is now Israel (0/4) now.

In message #403 in the Journal you placed an IP there from the Arab-Israeli War.
413 9/12/2020 5:21:00 PM Turn 8 USSR Discard Card #86: 3 / North Sea Oil* (US)

Message from USSR:
Round 6 here we go!

I'll use for the ops and put
1 in Israel (0/3), and
2 in Egypt (0/2).

You can play 8 cards this turn!
412 9/12/2020 12:39:00 PM Turn 8 US Message FYI - by my count we just completed round 5. Two more to go!

Next 100 entries

Copyright 2005 Warhorse Simulations