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68 10/26/2020 5:55:00 AM Turn 3 US 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 US:
2 for 1 in Iraq

2 for 1 in Libya
67 10/25/2020 11:50:00 PM Turn 3 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:
2 influence for Pakistan
66 10/25/2020 11:46:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message I didn't even like that card anyway, whatever that's fine...
65 10/25/2020 11:45:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message :(
64 10/25/2020 11:44:00 PM Turn 3 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: #17: 3 / DeGaulle Leads France* (USSR)
Remove 2 US Influence in France, add 1 USSR Influence. Cancels the effect of #21 NATO for France.
NOTE: discarded without effect.

Message from USSR:
63 10/25/2020 7:16:00 AM Turn 3 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
62 10/25/2020 7:15:00 AM Turn 3 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 5

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

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
61 10/25/2020 7:14:00 AM Turn 2 US Message End of turn - Neither of us has any OPS so no effect

I forgot to move the DEFCON on board to 5 so whoever
is first up needs to do so.

On to turn 3 - the last turn with only 6 pulses
60 10/25/2020 7:11:00 AM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From 2 to -2
59 10/25/2020 7:11:00 AM Turn 2 US Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
well, last care - I tried -

US - 3 / Russia 5 - USSR net 2

BG - US 1 / Russia 3 - USSR net 2 more

Total gain of 4 - Rats
58 10/25/2020 Turn 2 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 each for Libya and Iraq, plus 2 for 1 in Saudi Arabia
57 10/24/2020 6:33:00 AM Turn 2 US 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 US:
1 for 2 in Libya and 1 for 2 in Iraq.

Trying to do something before my last FORCED cardplay
56 10/23/2020 11:28:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 1 to 2
55 10/23/2020 11:28:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
54 10/23/2020 11:28:00 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:
1 influence each for Italy, Lebanon and Jordan

then DEFCON to 4, +1 US VP
53 10/23/2020 5:32:00 AM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from US:
1 for Iran
52 10/23/2020 12:04:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Operations #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 USSR:
well you get some free stuff too though since Marshall Plan is already activated

1 point for Libya, 1 in Italy and 2 for 1 in Iran
51 10/23/2020 12:01:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message oh I love free points

-2 US influence in Italy, 1 in France
50 10/22/2020 5:36:00 AM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #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 US:
Place 3 in Saudi Arabia

and now your 'other turn' playing MY card
49 10/21/2020 11:12:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 7 to 1
48 10/21/2020 11:12:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
surprise...

USSR domination plus India, Thailand, N. Korea-10
US presence plus Japan-4

So net gain of 6 for me
47 10/21/2020 5:23:00 AM Turn 2 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:
2 for 1 in Libya
Then you get to control Cuba...sign
46 10/21/2020 12:15:00 AM Turn 2 USSR 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 USSR:
sorry I forgot it was my turn
3 influence for India
45 10/19/2020 5:21:00 AM 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 in Jordan - I'll also place markers in Romania to
allow you control over that POOR COUNTRY also
44 10/19/2020 5:19:00 AM Turn 2 US Message NOW I know why I was thinking USSR - I have all their
event cards.....
43 10/19/2020 12:06:00 AM Turn 2 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:
2 for Burma, and 1 for Malaysia since I get an extra influence from my headline card

42 10/18/2020 7:32:00 AM Turn 2 US Message >RIGHT - I thought it was one of those 'place anywhere' Ops choices - okay place marker in Brazil

And now I think I'm USSR - FINAL ANSWER place 1 USA OPS marker in Algeria
41 10/18/2020 7:29:00 AM Turn 2 US Message RIGHT - I thought it was one of those 'place anywhere' Ops choices - okay place marker in Brazil
40 10/18/2020 12:06:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message I don't think you have any neighboring influence to Zaire right now
39 10/17/2020 4:48:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Yikes. Okay one in Zaire

Please mark on your turn.
38 10/17/2020 11:29:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message Actually the CIA card also gives you 1 ops to use
37 10/17/2020 7:58:00 AM Turn 2 US Message okay, nothing I can do from stopping you so go ahead and take your first turn
36 10/16/2020 11:48:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message My remaining cards

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.

3 / COMECON* (USSR)
Add 1 USSR Influence in each of four non-US Controlled countries in Eastern Europe.

4 / Nuclear Test Ban (Both)
Player earns VPs equal to current DEFCON level minus 2, then improve DEFCON two levels.

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.

3 / Duck and Cover (US)
Degrade DEFCON level by one. Then US player earns VPs equal to 5 minus current DEFCON level.

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.

0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.
35 10/16/2020 11:43:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #26: 1 / CIA Created* (US)
USSR reveals hand this turn. Then the US may Conduct Operations as if they played a 1 Op card.

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:
34 10/16/2020 5:36:00 AM Turn 2 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
33 10/16/2020 5:36:00 AM Turn 2 US End Turn US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.
32 10/16/2020 5:35:00 AM Turn 1 US Message well, we both fail our MIL OPS so no loss to either side

31 10/16/2020 5:35:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust Victory Points From 5 to 7
30 10/16/2020 5:35:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Event #18: 1 / Captured Nazi Scientist* (Both)
Advance player's Space Race marker one box.

Message from US:
29 10/15/2020 11:33:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:
1 for Egypt, 2 for Iraq
28 10/15/2020 5:37:00 AM 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:
Okay now 3 points

2 for one in Egypt
1 in Iran
Middle East De-controlled for moment
27 10/14/2020 11:14:00 PM 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:
2 influence for Libya, 1 for Laos

Unfortunately I have to give you an extra ops point as well
26 10/14/2020 5:37:00 AM Turn 1 US Message And Yes 5 not 4 for VP - thanks
25 10/14/2020 5:37:00 AM Turn 1 US Message same result - a flop - NO MAP
24 10/14/2020 5:36:00 AM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:

23 10/14/2020 5:36:00 AM Turn 1 US Discard Card #11: 2 / Korean War* (USSR)

Message from US:
Space race try for me

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.
22 10/13/2020 11:28:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:
need a 1-3

21 10/13/2020 11:27:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Discard Card #29: 3 / East European Unrest (US)

Message from USSR:
Space race
20 10/13/2020 11:26:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 4 to 5
19 10/13/2020 11:26:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message your VP gain was 5, right?
18 10/13/2020 5:21:00 AM Turn 1 US Adjust Victory Points From 0 to 4
17 10/13/2020 5:20:00 AM Turn 1 US Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
well, no better time to do this.

I have 7 for DOm / you have 3 for control I gain 4
I have 3 BG and you have 2 - I gain 1 more

Total gain of 5
16 10/12/2020 11:56:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Operations #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).

Message from USSR:
1 influence for Thailand, 1 for Syria
15 10/12/2020 6:56:00 AM Turn 1 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 markers in France
14 10/11/2020 10:05:00 PM Turn 1 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:
1 from Finland to Angola
1 from Yugoslavia to Thailand
1 from Yugoslavia to Brazil
13 10/11/2020 7:33:00 AM Turn 1 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:
One is
Spain
Finland
Turkey
France
Austria
Greece
Denmark
12 10/11/2020 7:30:00 AM Turn 1 US Message First OFF - HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!


11 10/10/2020 11:25:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Event #15: 1 / Nasser* (USSR)
Add two USSR Influence in Egypt. US loses half (rounded up) of its Influence in Egypt.

Message from USSR:
No US influence so just 2 for me

I think this was the first card I played last game too
10 10/10/2020 11:24:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message yeah unfortunately I don't get the event...starting to think my headline card benefitted you more than me...
9 10/9/2020 5:46:00 AM Turn 1 US Message NO MAP
8 10/9/2020 5:45:00 AM Turn 1 US Discard Card #16: 3 / Warsaw Pact Formed* (USSR)

Message from US:
Okay, the DISCARD - this is still part of HEADLINE

As a discard you do NOT get the event (I believe)
as other cards say ..... if event is opponent event it takes effect....

So here is my discard - and now it's your turn 1

HERE is the wording on the discard card.
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.
7 10/8/2020 11:44:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message looks like you go first
6 10/8/2020 11:43:00 PM Turn 1 USSR 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: #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 USSR:
5 10/8/2020 6:00:00 AM Turn 1 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
4 10/8/2020 5:59:00 AM Turn 1 US Message 7 anywhere in Western Europe

4 in W. Germany
2 in Italy
1 in Spain
3 10/8/2020 5:56:00 AM Turn 1 US Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

2 10/8/2020 12:07:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Message My 6 influence for Eastern Europe

3 in Poland
3 in Yugoslavia
1 10/8/2020 12:05:00 AM Turn 1 USSR Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

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