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207 12/24/2020 4:25:00 PM Master ID = 8313 Game Deleted
206 12/22/2020 5:00:00 AM Turn 6 US Message Thanks for the wishes and thanks for the game.

Yes I would like that - Just drop me a line
when you are ready to start a game and we'll
get back to it
205 12/21/2020 9:22:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message Ah well I had an African scoring card too but the Europe one definitely would have done it. Good game!

Apologies again for my absence. Perhaps after the New Years we can go back to Washington's War (and probably back to you winning most games)

It's too bad we won't see each other in person this year, but likewise to you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
204 12/20/2020 7:26:00 AM Turn 6 US Message WOW, a tremendous fail...

Okay let's stop - have European Score card which
would certainly (now) spell my doom and the other cards I have are USSR cards.

Thanks for the game - you sound like you are not interested in doing another game of any kind so I'll
just offer if ever you DO want to play a game just drop me a line.

Sorry we probably won't see you guys for Christmas this year but I hope you and your family have a Happy and Holy one.

I'll end/delet the game in a few days
203 12/20/2020 7:23:00 AM Turn 6 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from US:
You have 4
I have 3 + die roll
202 12/20/2020 7:23:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Operations #43: 3 / SALT Negotiations* (Both)
Improve DEFCON Status by two levels. Further Coup attempts incur -1 die roll modifier for both players for the remainder of the turn. Player may sort through discard pile and reclaim one non-scoring card, after revealing it to their opponent.

Message from US:
Coup in Italy
201 12/19/2020 11:08:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Operations #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 USSR:
hi, I hope that you've been well. many apologies for my absence. I haven't really had any internet access or cellular service the last two weeks. I've been otherwise distracted during that time, and in that confusion I honestly thought I had ended the game with my last move before I went offline. obviously that wasn't true and I thought my next two cards had happened already. I'm very sorry about that.

I'm back online now though, and (spoilers) the game will probably end in the next few moves, so we can finish it for the sake of completion if you want

so now with this card-

2 influence for Zaire, 1 for South Africa
200 12/19/2020 5:13:00 PM Turn 6 US Message did you want to bag this game or are you just very busy?
199 12/5/2020 7:50:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From -19 to -17
198 12/5/2020 7:50:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Event #38: 0 / Southeast Asia Scoring* (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
looks like points for me so slightly back from the brink
197 12/4/2020 3:22:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Event #52: 2 / Portuguese Empire Crumbles* (USSR)
Add two USSR Influence in both the SE African States and Angola.

Message from USSR:
some free points in Africa
196 12/2/2020 9:31:00 PM Turn 6 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:
remove 1 from Laos/Cambodia, 2 from Vietnam & 1 from Thailand
195 12/2/2020 8:54:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 5
194 12/2/2020 8:54:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Event #57: 4 / ABM Treaty (Both)
Improve DEFCON one level. Then player may Conduct Operations as if they played a 4 Ops card.

Message from USSR:
Now my first move-

DEFCON up to 5

2 influence for South Africa, 1 for US controlled Zaire
193 12/2/2020 8:52:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -12 to -19
192 12/2/2020 8:52:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message Okay first your event in Poland, then the South America scoring

US- no presence

USSR-domination plus 2 battleground=7 VPs
191 12/2/2020 8:48:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #68: 2 / John Paul II Elected Pope* (US)
Remove 2 USSR Influence in Poland and then add 1 US Influence in Poland. Allows play of #81 Solidarity.

USSR: #81: 0 / South America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
190 11/30/2020 5:49:00 AM Turn 6 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
189 11/30/2020 5:49:00 AM Turn 6 US Message you gain 2 for your OPS - lost track of it and forgot
188 11/30/2020 5:48:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From -10 to -12
187 11/30/2020 5:47:00 AM Turn 6 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 4

US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 9 cards drawn.
186 11/30/2020 5:46:00 AM Turn 5 US Message FAIL - end turn
185 11/30/2020 5:46:00 AM Turn 5 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
attempt to launch
184 11/30/2020 5:46:00 AM Turn 5 US Message BTW - that card would have carried over to next turn - I checked
183 11/30/2020 5:45:00 AM Turn 5 US Discard Card #42: 3 / Quagmire* (USSR)

Message from US:
I'll discard this and Play on Space Race.

#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.

Remove after playing as event? Yes
182 11/29/2020 11:37:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #73: 3 / Shuttle Diplomacy (US)
Play in front of US player. During the next scoring of the Middle East or Asia (whichever comes first), subtract one Battleground country from the USSR total, then put this card in the discard pile. Does not count for Final Scoring at the end of Turn 10.

Message from USSR:
another US event...

1 influence for Iraq, another 2 for Pakistan
181 11/29/2020 6:59:00 AM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #66: 2 / Puppet Governments* (US)
US may add one Influence in three countries that currently contain no Influence from either power.

Message from US:
Nigeria
Ethiopia
Guatemala

180 11/28/2020 11:43:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #72: 1 / Sadat Expels Soviets* (US)
Eliminate all USSR Influence in Egypt and add one US Influence.

Message from USSR:
first the US event, then I'll add 1 influence of my own to Iraq
179 11/28/2020 6:27:00 AM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #64: 1 / Panama Canal Returned* (US)
Add one US Influence in Panama, Costa Rica and Venezuela.

Message from US:
178 11/27/2020 11:03:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message Okay so now with the 2 ops-

1 for India, 1 for Angola

177 11/27/2020 7:08:00 AM Turn 5 US Message Add one US Influence in each of four different African and/or Southeast Asian countries.

1 in Zaire
1 in Angola
1 in Burma
1 in Indonesia

176 11/27/2020 7:04:00 AM Turn 5 US Message Had a good day thanks - how about you?

>It's unfortunate we didn't get to see each other at Aunt Rita's like usual.
Yes especially as my parents were up this year.
175 11/26/2020 11:10:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message I think you had some bad hands during our last TS game, but I don't think anything close to what you have in that other game now. Wow, I mean how do you even try to limit the damage at that point!
174 11/26/2020 11:07:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #63: 2 / Colonial Rear Guards (US)
Add one US Influence in each of four different African and/or Southeast Asian countries.

Message from USSR:
Well looks like I have to give you some free influence...I'll let your event go first before I use the ops (no map yet)

I hope you had a good Turkey Day as well, or as good as could be in a pandemic. It's unfortunate we didn't get to see each other at Aunt Rita's like usual.
173 11/26/2020 7:21:00 AM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #40: 3 / Cuban Missile Crisis* (Both)
Set DEFCON to Level 2. Any further Coup attempt by your opponent this turn, anywhere on the board, will result in Global Thermonucelar War. Your opponent will lose the game. This card may be canceled at any time if the USSR player removes two Influence from Cuba or the US player removes two Influence from West Germany or Turkey.

Message from US:
2 OPS in Afghanistan
1 OPS in Pakistan
172 11/26/2020 7:18:00 AM Turn 5 US Message I'm playing another game with another opponent.

Here is my opening had as the US...

Anything missing? LIKE A US CARD?


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.
17 3 / DeGaulle Leads France* (USSR)
Remove 2 US Influence in France, add 1 USSR Influence. Cancels the effect of #21 NATO for France.
8 2 / Fidel* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Cuba. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Cuba for Control.
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.
34 4 / Nuclear Test Ban (Both)
Player earns VPs equal to current DEFCON level minus 2, then improve DEFCON two levels.
18 1 / Captured Nazi Scientist* (Both)
Advance player's Space Race marker one box.
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.
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.
171 11/25/2020 11:47:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message Well, that man died for science etc, and so forth
170 11/25/2020 11:46:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
need a 1-4
169 11/25/2020 11:46:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Discard Card #4: 3 / Duck and Cover (US)

Message from USSR:
Okay now I'm launching the space rocket
168 11/25/2020 11:45:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Return Strategy card to hand #72: 1 / Sadat Expels Soviets* (US)

Message from USSR:
wrong card ooops I think I need a 2 ops anyway
167 11/25/2020 11:45:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Discard Card #72: 1 / Sadat Expels Soviets* (US)

Message from USSR:
space race attempt
166 11/25/2020 5:23:00 AM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From -12 to -10
165 11/25/2020 5:23:00 AM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #71: 2 / Nixon Plays the China Card* (US)
If US has The China Card, gain 2 VP. Otherwise, US player receives The China Card now, face down and unavailable for immediate play.

Message from US:
164 11/24/2020 11:38:00 PM Turn 5 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:
apologies, I just saw that your back online, I'm glad everything worked out with your computer

I'll place 1 influence each in North Korea and Thailand

163 11/21/2020 4:38:00 PM Turn 5 US Message 1 in Pakistan and 1 in N. Korea

Okay, now back to you.
162 11/14/2020 11:39:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message Sorry to hear about your computer's hard drive, my own computer has been slowly dying for the past half year so I'm sure it'll happen to me sooner or later

Well I hope you're able to get everything fixed soon, let me know when you can resume the game
161 11/14/2020 8:15:00 AM Turn 5 US Message I believe you are right but will have to wait until computer is back to resolve
160 11/13/2020 10:36:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message I think you still have 2 more influence since the event just gives you 4 influence to place, so I don't think you have to "pay extra" like if you were playing a card as ops

I'll hold off on my turn in case that sounds right to you and you want to place more
159 11/13/2020 6:03:00 AM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #76: 3 / Ussuri River Skirmish* (US)
If the USSR has The China Card, claim it face up and available for play. If the US already has The China Card, add 4 US Influence in Asia, no more than 2 per country.

Message from US:
2 for 1 in India
2 for 1 in Thailand
158 11/12/2020 11:39:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -10 to -12
157 11/12/2020 11:39:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #80: 2 / One Small Step …' (Both)
If you are behind on the Space Race track, play this card to move your marker two boxes forward on the Space Race Track, gaining the VP value of the second box only.

Message from USSR:
this will give me 2 VPs
156 11/12/2020 11:36:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Give China card #6: 4 / The China Card


155 11/12/2020 5:54:00 AM Turn 5 US Message Okay, Ill play this one as EVENT so you need to give me the China card then it's your turn
154 11/11/2020 11:40:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Give random Strategy card to US Operations - 2 / Nixon Plays the China Card* (US)

Message from USSR:
not good! not good! not good!
153 11/11/2020 5:30:00 AM Turn 5 US Message No Map Yet
152 11/11/2020 5:29:00 AM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #67: 2 / Grain Sales to Soviets (US)
Randomly choose one card from USSR hand. Play it or return it. If returned (or Soviet player has no cards), use this card to conduct Operations normally.

Message from US:
lets see what I get here...
151 11/11/2020 5:24:00 AM Turn 5 US Message You get 2 MIL OPS due to Coup so I'll advance the marker on the Vassal board also.

150 11/11/2020 Turn 5 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
149 11/11/2020 Turn 5 USSR Message here's my headline card-

USSR: #47: 2 / Junta (Both)
Place two Influence in any Central or South American country. Then you may make a free Coup attempt or Realignment roll in one of these regions (using this card's Operations Value

so I got to do both actions because of the event

sorry about DEFCON confusion, I went with the ACTS DEFCON which was off. I went back through the log to verify and DEFCON was at 4 at start of last turn, then went down to 3 because of your Thailand coup. But DEFCON wasn't changed on ACTS after the coup, so at the end of the turn it said it was still at 4 and went up to 5.

so you're indeed right, DEFCON was at 4 at the start of this turn so my first move would have been 4 to 3
148 11/10/2020 5:18:00 AM Turn 5 US Message I will await your corrections on the last two
moves (Headline and turn) before proceeding with my turn
147 11/10/2020 5:18:00 AM Turn 5 US Message >so since DEFCON was actually at 5, I'll move it to 4 now

Defcon was at 3 at end of last turn
then was moved to 4 -
Please modify / verify this
146 11/10/2020 5:16:00 AM Turn 5 US Message >2 influence for Argentina, and then I'll attempt a coup in Columbia

You can do one of 3 things.

Place PC
Do a Coup
Do Alignment rolls

You can NOT (I believe) combine two (or three) of
these things in one turn/card.
145 11/9/2020 11:45:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -8 to -10
144 11/9/2020 11:44:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
143 11/9/2020 11:44:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message oops looks like the map was still at 4

so since DEFCON was actually at 5, I'll move it to 4 now
142 11/9/2020 11:43:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message so 2 VPs for me, and I'll move DEFCON to 3
141 11/9/2020 11:43:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from USSR:
Soviets
Europe, Central America, South America, Asia so +4 modifier

Americans
no modifier
140 11/9/2020 11:42:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #45: 1 / Summit (Both)
Both players roll a die. Each adds 1 for each Region they Dominate or Control. High roller gains 2 VP and may move DEFCON marker one level in either direction. Do not reroll ties.

Message from USSR:
free VPs?
139 11/9/2020 11:40:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message -1 American influence, +5 Soviet
138 11/9/2020 11:40:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
Columbia has a stability of 2

+2 modifier from card
137 11/9/2020 11:40:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message okay my headline event-

2 influence for Argentina, and then I'll attempt a coup in Columbia
136 11/9/2020 5:22:00 AM Turn 5 US Message Now your headline and then your 1st turn
135 11/9/2020 5:22:00 AM Turn 5 US Draw Extra Strategy card
134 11/9/2020 5:21:00 AM Turn 5 US Draw Extra Strategy card Message from US:
Okay, now for my 2 replacements
133 11/9/2020 5:21:00 AM Turn 5 US Discard Card #61: 3 / OPEC (USSR)

Message from US:
OPEC (USSR)
USSR gains 1 VP for each of the following countries he controls: Egypt, Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Gulf States, and Venezuela. Unplayable as an event if #86 'North Sea Oil' is in effect.
132 11/9/2020 5:21:00 AM Turn 5 US Discard Card #54: 1 / Allende* (USSR)

Message from US:
1 / Allende* (USSR)
USSR receives two Influence in Chile.
131 11/9/2020 12:04:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Message okay looks like you get to change your cards first
130 11/9/2020 12:04:00 AM Turn 5 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #77: 3 / Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for you…'* (US)
US Player may discard up to entire hand (including Scoring cards) and draw replacements from the deck. The number of cards discarded must be decided prior to drawing any replacements.

USSR: #47: 2 / Junta (Both)
Place two Influence in any Central or South American country. Then you may make a free Coup attempt or Realignment roll in one of these regions (using this card's Operations Value).

Message from USSR:
129 11/8/2020 8:05:00 AM Turn 5 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
128 11/8/2020 8:02:00 AM Turn 5 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 5

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
127 11/8/2020 8:02:00 AM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -10 to -8
126 11/8/2020 8:02:00 AM Turn 4 US Message Okay end of turn

DEFCON at 3
I have 2 OPS so lose 1
you have NO Ops so lose 3 (or US gain of 2)
125 11/8/2020 7:59:00 AM Turn 4 US Message difference of 2 so I'll remove 2 from Soviet side.

WOW that is the first time I've EVEN done any of these
successfully
124 11/8/2020 7:58:00 AM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from US:
Tie again - No effect

Last attempt

Iraq -
I have die +2
you have die +1
123 11/8/2020 7:56:00 AM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from US:
TIE - NO EFFECT

2nd attempt

E. Germany
I have die roll +1
You have die roll +2
122 11/8/2020 7:54:00 AM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
2


Message from US:
First attempt
Pakistan
I have die roll
you have die roll +1
121 11/8/2020 7:54:00 AM Turn 4 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:
Re-alignment rolls

As this is last turn there is no Soviet event persay
120 11/7/2020 11:56:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #53: 2 / South African Unrest (USSR)
USSR either adds two Influence in South Africa or adds one Influence in South Africa and two Influence in any countries adjacent to South Africa.

Message from USSR:
I'm picking the first version-2 influence in South Africa
119 11/7/2020 7:24:00 AM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:
need 1-4
118 11/7/2020 7:24:00 AM Turn 4 US Discard Card #60: 3 / U2 Incident* (USSR)

Message from US:
My Space attempt this turn


#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.
117 11/6/2020 11:57:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -9 to -10
116 11/6/2020 11:57:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
ooops didn't see I had caps lock on :)

need a 1-3
115 11/6/2020 11:56:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Discard Card #44: 3 / Bear Trap* (US)

Message from USSR:
SPACE RACE
114 11/6/2020 5:26:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #48: 1 / Kitchen Debates* (US)
If the US controls more Battleground countries than the USSR, taunt opponent and gain 2VP!

Message from US:
1 in Philippines
113 11/6/2020 5:23:00 AM Turn 4 US Message Yes, if you did your play FIRST then the US event that
is exactly what I would conclude also so I'll do your move then remove the Yugo marker and then end your turn and do mine
112 11/6/2020 12:07:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Operations #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from USSR:
1 point for France

the way this is worded makes me think it means any European country not controlled by either player, i.e. you can't remove Russian influence in an American controlled country

so that would mean you only can pick Yugoslavia, but I'm not 100% sure on that so I didn't do it on the map yet (cause otherwise you could do W. Germany)
111 11/5/2020 5:09:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #39: 3 / Arms Race (Both)
Compare each player's status on the Military Operations Tracks. If Phasing Player has more Military Operations points, he or she scores 1VP. If Phasing Player has more Military Operatons points and has met the Required Military Operations amount, he/she scores 3 VP instead.

Message from US:
2 for 1 in France and 1 in W Germany
110 11/5/2020 12:05:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Operations #58: 3 / Cultural Revolution* (USSR)
If the US has The China Card, claim it face up and available for play. If the USSR already has it, USSR gains 1 VP.

Message from USSR:
3 influence in France
109 11/4/2020 5:26:00 AM Turn 4 US Message FAIL - NO effect except the Mil Ops
108 11/4/2020 5:26:00 AM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:
Can I do it?

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