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74 10/25/2020 7:16:00 PM 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:
+1 Malaysia 2,0
+1 Philippines 2,0
+1 Spain 1,0
+1 Turkey 2,0

73 10/25/2020 6:01:00 PM Turn 2 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:
This turn, Middle East is hot as ever can be.
-2 UK
-2 France
72 10/25/2020 5:37:00 PM Turn 2 US Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from US:

+3 Thailand 3.0
+2 India 3,0

71 10/25/2020 5:07:00 PM Turn 2 US Message no sir. It is not required.
70 10/25/2020 5:05:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message I don't think I need to roll a die here. Am I?
69 10/25/2020 5:04:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #18: 1 / Captured Nazi Scientist* (Both)
Advance player's Space Race marker one box.

Message from USSR:
68 10/25/2020 4:56:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From 5 to 3
67 10/25/2020 4:56:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Israel falls to the dark side
and you pick up 2 points.


66 10/25/2020 4:55:00 PM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
I need a die for Arab-Israeli War


65 10/25/2020 4:54:00 PM 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:
Ops before event

+1 France 2,0
+1 Jordan 2,0

64 10/25/2020 4:54:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From 7 to 5
63 10/25/2020 4:50:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Success: Gain 2VP
Total tally: US 5VP
62 10/25/2020 4:49:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
Die roll 1-3

61 10/25/2020 4:49:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Discard Card #27: 4 / US/Japan Mutual Defense Pact* (US)

Message from USSR:
Play as Space Race
60 10/25/2020 4:37:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From 5 to 7
59 10/25/2020 4:37:00 PM Turn 2 US Message 5 +2= 7
6

US picks up 2 points. Can you adjust the board, I will do ACTS sir?

58 10/25/2020 4:35:00 PM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from US:
I will be the 1st die while you can take the second one.


57 10/25/2020 4:23:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message I participate.
Roll the die
56 10/23/2020 6:14:00 PM Turn 2 US Message You may not know here...

Do you boycott or do you participates?


55 10/22/2020 6:07:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Event #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:
Play Event
54 10/22/2020 5:53:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message Laika is doing a tour around the Earth
53 10/22/2020 5:52:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:

52 10/22/2020 5:52:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Discard Card #4: 3 / Duck and Cover (US)

Message from USSR:
Space Race
Roll a dice 1 to 4
51 10/21/2020 7:56:00 PM Turn 2 US Message If you will update the board when you do your 1st play. I'll go ahead and do my headline now.

US +5 sir
50 10/21/2020 7:55:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From 0 to 5
49 10/21/2020 7:54:00 PM Turn 2 US Message https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/617920/cambridge-five-vs-scoring-card-headlines

cool that this has been asked
48 10/21/2020 7:52:00 PM Turn 2 US Message I do not have any scoring cards.

I'm not sure Mid East counts. let me google it...
47 10/21/2020 6:17:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Message How do you show me your Scoring cards? Do you have any other than Middle East?
46 10/21/2020 6:10:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

USSR: #104: 2 / Cambridge Five (USSR)
The US player exposes all scoring cards in their hand. The USSR player may then add 1 Influence in any single region named on one of these scoring cards (USSR choice). Cannot be played as an event in Late War.

Message from USSR:
45 10/21/2020 5:54:00 PM Turn 2 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
44 10/21/2020 5:53:00 PM Turn 3 US Change game turn Game turn changed to Turn 2
43 10/21/2020 5:53:00 PM Turn 3 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 5

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.
42 10/21/2020 5:53:00 PM Turn 1 US Change game turn Game turn changed to Turn 2
41 10/21/2020 5:50:00 PM Turn 1 US Message We did not address the ACTS log for Defcon and VPs

I have corrected it and now I will send an up dated VASSAL file
40 10/21/2020 5:49:00 PM Turn 1 US Adjust Victory Points From 1 to 0
39 10/21/2020 5:49:00 PM Turn 1 US Adjust Victory Points From 2 to 1
38 10/21/2020 5:48:00 PM Turn 1 US Message End of day stuff

Defcon to 4
I will lose a point for Military Ops

I will deal us a new hand.


37 10/21/2020 5:47:00 PM Turn 1 US 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 US:
Place some Ops
+1 S. Korea 1,1
+1 France 1,0
+1 Saudi Arabia 1,0
+1 Malaysia 1,0

36 10/20/2020 5:20:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message You're right about the +1ops for the coup as it was done in an Asian country. +1 influence for the Worker's New World Order, aka the soviets
35 10/20/2020 5:12:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Give China card #6: 4 / The China Card


34 10/20/2020 5:12:00 PM Turn 1 USSR #6: 4 / The China Card


33 10/19/2020 7:16:00 PM Turn 1 US Message two things

1. You played all the ops in China. I'm not sure but I think you would get 5 ops to Coup. What do you think?

2. Please send the China card to me.


32 10/19/2020 7:02:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Defcon to 3
USSR requiered military ops to 4
31 10/19/2020 7:02:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message 4 from the card + 3 dr = 7
Coup successful. Elimanate 1 influence of US in South Korea
30 10/19/2020 6:57:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
Roll for coup in South Korea

29 10/19/2020 6:57:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
Use the China card for a Coup in South Korea.
3x3=6
28 10/19/2020 6:35:00 PM Turn 1 US Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 4
27 10/19/2020 6:35:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Your math.
2x2= 4

My math.
Ops 2 + die 4= 6

4-6= -2 Please remove the 2 Ops in Egypt

Egypt is now 0,0

Defcon to 4
Place US marker for required Ops to 2.


26 10/19/2020 6:33:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
I will use the 2 ops to Coup Egypt


25 10/19/2020 6:32:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #15: 1 / Nasser* (USSR)
Add two USSR Influence in Egypt. US loses half (rounded up) of its Influence in Egypt.

Message from US:
Play 5

Play your event first.
24 10/18/2020 5:07:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Advance on the Space Race for 1VP
23 10/18/2020 5:06:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
1 to 3
22 10/18/2020 5:06:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Discard Card #23: 4 / Marshall Plan* (US)

Message from USSR:
Space
21 10/18/2020 3:41:00 PM Turn 1 US Adjust Victory Points From 0 to 2
20 10/18/2020 3:41:00 PM Turn 1 US Message US Advance 1 in Space, 2 Points


19 10/18/2020 3:38:00 PM Turn 1 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
Space


18 10/18/2020 3:38:00 PM Turn 1 US Discard Card #8: 2 / Fidel* (USSR)

Message from US:
Space

17 10/18/2020 3:37:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Anytime you play a new game there will be some misunderstanding. Please note that I would not chart you. I may make a mistake but I would not cheat you.

You are misreading what I wrote.
I wrote,,,

Place 1 Iran 3,0

That means I placed 1 in Iran
Total is 3 US, 0 USSR


16 10/18/2020 2:59:00 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:
2 in Bulgaria
1 in Czechoslovakia
1 in Finland
1 in Rumania
15 10/18/2020 2:44:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Your card was a 2 operations card. You have a 3rd due to the headline. It makes 3. Why do you place 5?
14 10/18/2020 12:45:00 PM Turn 1 US 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 US:
question 1. My headline allows me to add +1 opp to all cards played this turn.

question 2. You are correct, they do not have to be corrected.

Place 1 Iran 3,0
Place 1 Jordan 1,0
Place 1 in Turkey 1,0




13 10/18/2020 10:21:00 AM Turn 1 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:
I understand they don't need to be conected. Am I right?
Zaire, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia
12 10/17/2020 5:52:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #106: 3 / NORAD* (US)
If the US controls Canada, the US may add 1 Influence to any country already containing US Influence at the conclusion of any Action Round in which the DEFCON marker moves to the '2' box. This event is cancelled by #42 Quagmire.

Message from US:
Play 2 of 6

India +1 1,0
Pakistan +1 3,0
Lebanon +1 1,0
Greece +1 1,0

11 10/17/2020 2:31:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Message Correction on my last play

2 to Austria
2 to Yugoslavia
10 10/15/2020 6:50:00 PM Turn 1 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 in Austria
2 in Pakistan
9 10/15/2020 4:52:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Operations #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:
Place for 2 Ops

Pakistan 2,0
8 10/15/2020 4:51:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Please load the card, then hit discard. That will remove it from your hand.
7 10/14/2020 3:13:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Return Card to Deck Message from USSR:
Played together with my previous card. I don't know if I have to discard the card or click on the "return to deck and reshuffle". I'll the second.
My 2 operations points go to Afghanistan
6 10/14/2020 3:08:00 PM 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:
Opponents card played 105: Special relationship
5 10/13/2020 6:38:00 PM Turn 1 US Discard Card #33: 3 / De-Stalinization* (USSR)

Message from US:
4 10/13/2020 6:32:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #25: 3 / Containment* (US)
All further Operations cards played by US this turn add one to their value (to a maximum of 4).

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:
3 10/13/2020 6:10:00 PM Turn 1 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
Headline
2 10/11/2020 5:46:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

1 10/10/2020 6:32:00 PM Turn 1 US Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

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