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93 10/9/2020 5:51:00 AM Master ID = 8313 Game Deleted
92 10/7/2020 5:21:00 AM Turn 3 US Message Same sides start again
91 10/7/2020 5:21:00 AM Turn 3 US Message I also have
1 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.
3 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

And a USSR event card - we're done

90 10/7/2020 5:19:00 AM Turn 3 US Adjust Victory Points From -8 to -17
89 10/7/2020 5:19:00 AM Turn 3 US Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
you have 7 to my 3 so you gain 4 so far
then 5 more for BG so gain of 9
88 10/7/2020 5:18:00 AM Turn 3 US Message This should be funny.

Okay I have 3 more turns after this one
I have 3 scoring cards in my hand so I might
as well play them
87 10/7/2020 Turn 3 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:
With the Vietnam revolts card from earlier, I get another 1 ops for SE Asia

3 influence for Thailand
2 for Burma
86 10/6/2020 11:57:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -6 to -8
85 10/6/2020 11:57:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message So 1 Soviet influence in Israel, 2 military ops and 2 VPs
84 10/6/2020 11:56:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
Need a 4-6, no modifiers
83 10/6/2020 5:38:00 AM Turn 3 US Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
82 10/6/2020 5:38:00 AM Turn 3 US Message Go ahead and roll for your event then you get to do your REAL turn.....

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.

81 10/6/2020 5:36:00 AM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
you have 4
I have 2 + die roll
80 10/6/2020 5:36:00 AM Turn 3 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:
Coup attempt in Egypt - then your event can happen
79 10/5/2020 11:47:00 PM Turn 3 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:
influence for-
Thailand
Malaysia
Indonesia
Laos
78 10/5/2020 5:32:00 AM Turn 3 US 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 US:
2 in Thailand
77 10/5/2020 12:04:00 AM Turn 3 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:
4 influence for West Germany
76 10/4/2020 7:38:00 AM Turn 3 US Message Okay both Headlines done and VP corrected - it's your impulse 1
75 10/4/2020 7:36:00 AM Turn 3 US Message >Perhaps you thought you were the USSR

HAHA - I can;t stop being the Soviets....You are right
74 10/3/2020 11:48:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -2 to -6
73 10/3/2020 11:47:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message So the VPs were at -5 before that, then with DEFCON at 4 and military ops 2-1, I gained a point
72 10/3/2020 11:46:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message I believe US headline goes first if tied

But first, I think you were looking at my military ops when you did your last move-I was at 2 and I think you should have been at 1 after that coup. Perhaps you thought you were the USSR, added your coup attempt to my 2 and got to 3-0 instead of 2-1?
71 10/3/2020 11:37:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #22: 2 / Independent Reds* (US)
Add sufficient US Influence in either Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary or Czechoslovakia to equal USSR Influence.

USSR: #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:
70 10/3/2020 7:57:00 AM Turn 3 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
69 10/3/2020 7:55:00 AM Turn 3 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 5

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
68 10/3/2020 7:55:00 AM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From -5 to -2
67 10/3/2020 7:54:00 AM Turn 2 US Message You control Europe and Middle East
I control Central America

Last of the 6 card turns coming up
66 10/3/2020 7:52:00 AM Turn 2 US Message I have no cards left so no hidden scoring cards.

Okay I have 3 MIL ops with Defcon at 4 so loss of 1
You have NO MIL ops so loss of 4 - my gain of 3 VP
65 10/3/2020 7:51:00 AM Turn 2 US Message So Gain of 5 and also gain of 1 more OPS
64 10/3/2020 7:51:00 AM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
You have 2 value

I have 1 + die roll
63 10/3/2020 7:50:00 AM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
>Rest of the turn is yours

except my last card is also a USSR card so it's really YOURS

I'll do your event first
THEN I'll try a COUP in Zimbabwe
(non BG so No movement of DEFCON)
62 10/2/2020 11:48:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
61 10/2/2020 11:48:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -6 to -5
60 10/2/2020 11:48:00 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:
Well DEFCON is at 5 right now so I'll give you 1 VP for the sake of placing 3 influence in France
59 10/2/2020 5:13:00 AM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From -8 to -6
58 10/2/2020 5:13:00 AM Turn 2 US Message success
57 10/2/2020 5:13:00 AM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from US:

56 10/2/2020 5:13:00 AM Turn 2 US Discard Card #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)

Message from US:
my own space attempt

2 / Decolonization (USSR)
Add one USSR Influence in each of any four African an/or SE Asian countries.
55 10/1/2020 11:49:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message nope
54 10/1/2020 11:49:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
Need a 1-3
53 10/1/2020 11:49:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Discard Card #29: 3 / East European Unrest (US)

Message from USSR:
Space race attempt
52 10/1/2020 5:18:00 AM Turn 2 US Play Card as Event #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:
My one good card - was tempted to use for the 4 OPS but
getting Japan and decontrolling Asia is also good
51 9/30/2020 11:47:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message that's definitely a nope

2 military ops at least though
50 9/30/2020 11:46:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:
Need a 4-6
-1 modifier for American control of Taiwan
49 9/30/2020 11:45:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
let's see how this goes
48 9/30/2020 11:44:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message wow even more influence-

Poland, E. Germany, Finland, Yugoslavia
47 9/30/2020 5:30:00 AM Turn 2 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:
2 in Malaysia and 1 in Greece
and now your event (wow all the PC you get to place on my turn - I think that will be what - 8 or 9 my now?
46 9/29/2020 11:08:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
Time to airlift some influence

1-Finland to Nigeria
1-Finland to Zaire
1-Poland to Zimbabwe
1-Yugoslavia to Brazil
45 9/29/2020 11:04:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Warsaw Pact event-
1 influence each for E. Germany, Poland, Yugoslavia
2 influence for Finland
44 9/29/2020 5:14:00 AM Turn 2 US 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 US:
2 in Botswana and 1 in Angola

Now you can do your event
43 9/28/2020 11:39:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Here's my current hand-

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.
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 andll US Influence in South Korea with USSR Influence. replace a
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.3 / Duck and Cover (US)
Degrade DEFCON level by one. Then US player earns VPs equal to 5 minus current DEFCON level.
1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.
4 / The China Card
+1 Operations value when all points are used in Asia. Pass to opponent after play. +1 VP for the player holding this card at the end of Turn 10.
42 9/28/2020 5:34:00 AM Turn 2 US Message No map yet
41 9/28/2020 5:33:00 AM Turn 2 US Play Card as Event #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 US:
let's see what you got
40 9/27/2020 11:28:00 PM Turn 2 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:
2 influence for Italy, 2 for Algeria
39 9/27/2020 7:38:00 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:
I'll so the 2 removal first and place 1 USSR marker

THEN I'll use the OPS to place 1 in France and 2 in
South Africa
38 9/26/2020 11:49:00 PM Turn 2 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:
-2 influence in Italy, -1 in France
37 9/26/2020 11:48:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message oh no was that the one US card you said you have this turn!!!!!
36 9/26/2020 11:44:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message haha I was going to play a more valuable card, but then I thought of all those times I've played defectors, so my sixth sense warned me
35 9/26/2020 11:43:00 PM Turn 2 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:
34 9/26/2020 7:30:00 AM Turn 2 US Message One of my other gamer friends said there is a game called IMPERIAL STRUGGLE that is like this game but time period of the late 1600's

https://www.wargamer.com/reviews/imperial-struggle/
33 9/26/2020 7:29:00 AM Turn 2 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
I forgot to reset the DEFCON on the board.

LOL - well really CRY OUT LOUE COL?

I have ONE US card this turn and only one 'both' cards.

THIS is going to get ugly fast
32 9/26/2020 7:27:00 AM Turn 2 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 5

US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
31 9/26/2020 7:25:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust Victory Points From -10 to -8
30 9/26/2020 7:25:00 AM Turn 1 US Message Defcon at 4 and I have 2 OPS to your none

US 4 - 2 = 2
USSR 4 - 0 = 4
US gains 2 for OPS
29 9/26/2020 7:24:00 AM Turn 1 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:
place 1 in Panama
then your event
28 9/26/2020 7:23:00 AM Turn 1 US Message Sadly I don't control S. Korea YET so only 3 + 1 or 4
27 9/26/2020 7:22:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust Victory Points From -9 to -10
26 9/25/2020 11:54:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -4 to -9
25 9/25/2020 11:54:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
One last scoring card for this turn-

US-presence plus Taiwan, S. Korea-5

USSR-domination plus India, Pakistan, N. Korea-10

Net gain of 5 for Russia
24 9/25/2020 5:26:00 AM 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:
3 markers in Taiwan
23 9/24/2020 11:10:00 PM 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:
1 influence for Afghanistan, 3 for India
22 9/24/2020 5:20:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Event #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:
could have used this for a few more PC but
wanted try and set myself up for midgame better scores
21 9/23/2020 10:42:00 PM Turn 1 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:
1 influence each for Pakistan and Afghanistan
20 9/23/2020 5:15:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Event #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:
19 9/22/2020 11:47:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 0 to -4
18 9/22/2020 11:47:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
I'll play this now before any more pesky coup attempts happen

US-presence, no battleground states-3 VPs
USSR-domination, 2 battleground states-7 VPs
net gain of 4 for the Russians
17 9/22/2020 8:04:00 PM Turn 1 US Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
16 9/22/2020 8:04:00 PM Turn 1 US Message No effect but MIL OPS up by 2 for me
15 9/22/2020 8:04:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
I have 2 + die
you have 2x2 = 4
14 9/22/2020 8:03:00 PM 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:
Coup in Libya

13 9/22/2020 4:09:00 PM Turn 1 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:
One influence each for Syria and Pakistan

12 9/22/2020 5:10:00 AM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
launch?
11 9/22/2020 5:10:00 AM Turn 1 US Discard Card #28: 3 / Suez Crisis* (USSR)

Message from US:
Space shot attempt

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.
10 9/22/2020 12:05:00 AM Turn 1 USSR 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 USSR:
Now that this is cancelled-
2 influence for Libya
1 for Iran
9 9/22/2020 12:04:00 AM Turn 1 USSR 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 USSR:
Okay first this
8 9/21/2020 9:00:00 PM Turn 1 US Message >seven non-USSR Controlled Western European countries

Austria
Greece
Spain
Turkey
Italy
France
Finland
7 9/21/2020 2:34:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Nice starting card for the US. I'll wait for you to place your influence
6 9/21/2020 2:32:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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.

USSR: #15: 1 / Nasser* (USSR)
Add two USSR Influence in Egypt. US loses half (rounded up) of its Influence in Egypt.

Message from USSR:
5 9/21/2020 5:52:00 AM Turn 1 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
4 9/21/2020 5:51:00 AM Turn 1 US Message Opening Setup
7 anywhere in Western Europe.

4 in W. Germany
2 in France
1 in Italy
3 9/21/2020 5:47:00 AM Turn 1 US Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

2 9/21/2020 12:16:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message My starting 6 influence in Eastern Europe-

3 in Poland
2 in Yugoslavia
1 in Romania
1 9/21/2020 12:15:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

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