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95 10/17/2020 8:21:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Discard Card #77: 3 / Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for you…'* (US)

Message from USSR:
94 10/17/2020 8:19:00 PM Turn 6 US Play Card as Event #65: 2 / Camp David Accords* (US)
US gains 1 VP. US receives one Influence in Israel, Jordan and Egypt. Arab-Israeli War event no longer playable.

Message from US:
93 10/17/2020 8:16:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Event #79: 0 / Africa Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
92 10/17/2020 8:07:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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).

USSR: #62: 1 / Lone Gunman'* (USSR)
US Player reveals his hand. Then the USSR may Conduct Operations as if they played a 1 Op card.

Message from USSR:
91 10/17/2020 7:59:00 PM Turn 6 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
90 10/17/2020 7:54:00 PM Turn 6 US End Turn US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
89 10/17/2020 7:53:00 PM Turn 5 US Discard Card #50: 4 / We Will Bury You'* (USSR)

Message from US:
88 10/17/2020 7:46:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #64: 1 / Panama Canal Returned* (US)
Add one US Influence in Panama, Costa Rica and Venezuela.

Message from USSR:
87 10/17/2020 7:44:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #37: 0 / Central America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
86 10/17/2020 7:43:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Discard Card #78: 3 / Alliance For Progress* (US)

Message from USSR:
85 10/17/2020 7:38:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #75: 2 / Liberation Theology (USSR)
Add three USSR Influence in Central America, no more than two per country.

Message from US:
84 10/17/2020 7:35:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #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:
83 10/17/2020 7:33:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #54: 1 / Allende* (USSR)
USSR receives two Influence in Chile.

Message from US:
82 10/17/2020 7:31:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #46: 2 / How I Learned to Stop Worrying* (Both)
Set the DEFCON at any level you want (1-5). This event counts as 5 Military Operations for the purpose of required Military Operations.

Message from USSR:
81 10/17/2020 7:29:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #44: 3 / Bear Trap* (US)
On the next action round, USSR player must discard an Operations card worth 2 or more and roll 1-4 to cancel this event. Repeat each USSR player Action Round until successful or no appropriate cards remain. If out of appropriate cards, the USSR Player may only play scoring cards until the next turn.

Message from US:
80 10/17/2020 7:26:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 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 USSR:
79 10/12/2020 10:31:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)
Add one USSR Influence in each of any four African an/or SE Asian countries.

Message from US:
78 10/12/2020 10:28:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #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 USSR:
77 10/12/2020 10:27:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #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:
76 10/12/2020 10:22:00 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:
75 10/12/2020 10:16:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

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

USSR: #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 USSR:
74 10/12/2020 10:16:00 PM Turn 5 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
73 10/12/2020 10:08:00 PM Turn 5 US End Turn US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 9 cards drawn.
72 10/12/2020 10:07:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #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:
71 10/12/2020 10:02:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Discard Card #67: 2 / Grain Sales to Soviets (US)

Message from USSR:
70 10/12/2020 10:02:00 PM Turn 4 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:
69 10/12/2020 10:02:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #18: 1 / Captured Nazi Scientist* (Both)
Advance player's Space Race marker one box.

Message from US:
68 10/12/2020 9:58:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Operations #41: 2 / Nuclear Subs* (US)
US Coup attempts in Battleground Countries do not affect the DEFCON track for the remainder of the turn. (does not effect #40 Cuban Missile Crisis).

Message from USSR:
67 10/12/2020 9:57:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #66: 2 / Puppet Governments* (US)
US may add one Influence in three countries that currently contain no Influence from either power.

Message from US:
66 10/12/2020 9:55:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #38: 0 / Southeast Asia Scoring* (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
65 10/12/2020 9:54:00 PM Turn 4 US Discard Card #42: 3 / Quagmire* (USSR)

Message from US:
64 10/12/2020 9:51:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Discard Card #4: 3 / Duck and Cover (US)

Message from USSR:
63 10/12/2020 9:50:00 PM Turn 4 US Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


62 10/12/2020 9:44:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
61 10/12/2020 9:38:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #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.

Message from US:
60 10/12/2020 9:31:00 PM Turn 4 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:
59 10/12/2020 9:28:00 PM Turn 4 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:
58 10/12/2020 9:27:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Operations #52: 2 / Portuguese Empire Crumbles* (USSR)
Add two USSR Influence in both the SE African States and Angola.

Message from USSR:
57 10/12/2020 9:20:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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.

USSR: #8: 2 / Fidel* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Cuba. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Cuba for Control.

Message from USSR:
56 10/12/2020 9:19:00 PM Turn 4 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
55 10/12/2020 9:15:00 PM Turn 4 US End Turn Mid War Cards added to deck

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
54 10/12/2020 9:13:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Event #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from US:
53 10/12/2020 9:13:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
52 10/12/2020 9:11:00 PM Turn 3 US 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 US:
51 10/12/2020 9:09:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


50 10/12/2020 9:08:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
49 10/12/2020 9:07:00 PM Turn 3 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:
48 10/12/2020 9:06:00 PM Turn 3 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:

47 10/12/2020 9:05:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Operations #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 USSR:
46 10/12/2020 9:00:00 PM Turn 3 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:
45 10/12/2020 8:59:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Discard Card #29: 3 / East European Unrest (US)

Message from USSR:
44 10/12/2020 8:59:00 PM Turn 3 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:
43 10/12/2020 8:52:00 PM 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:
42 10/12/2020 8:48:00 PM 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:
41 10/12/2020 8:43:00 PM Turn 3 US 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: #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).
NOTE: discarded without effect.

Message from US:
40 10/12/2020 8:41:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
39 10/12/2020 8:40:00 PM Turn 3 US End Turn US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
38 10/12/2020 8:38:00 PM Turn 2 US 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 US:
37 10/12/2020 8:35:00 PM Turn 2 USSR 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 USSR:
36 10/12/2020 8:33:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #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:
35 10/12/2020 8:30:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Discard random Strategy card Operations - 1 / Captured Nazi Scientist* (Both)

Message from USSR:
34 10/12/2020 8:30:00 PM Turn 2 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:
33 10/12/2020 8:28:00 PM Turn 2 US Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


32 10/12/2020 8:24:00 PM Turn 2 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:
31 10/11/2020 6:25:00 PM 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:
30 10/11/2020 6:21:00 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:
29 10/11/2020 6:20:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #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.

Message from US:
28 10/11/2020 6:16:00 PM Turn 2 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:
27 10/11/2020 6:15:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Return Strategy card to hand #33: 3 / De-Stalinization* (USSR)

Message from USSR:
26 10/11/2020 6:15:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Move permanently removed Strategy card to discard pile #33: 3 / De-Stalinization* (USSR)

Message from USSR:
25 10/11/2020 6:13:00 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:
24 10/11/2020 6:08:00 PM Turn 2 US 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 US:
23 10/11/2020 6:03:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Operations #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 USSR:
22 10/11/2020 5:57:00 PM Turn 2 US Discard Card #28: 3 / Suez Crisis* (USSR)

Message from US:
21 10/11/2020 5:56:00 PM Turn 2 US Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #10: 1 / Blockade* (USSR)
Unless US Player immediately discards a '3' or more value Operations card, eliminate all US Influence in West Germany.

USSR: #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:
20 10/11/2020 5:50:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
19 10/11/2020 5:47:00 PM Turn 2 US End Turn US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 6 cards drawn.
18 10/11/2020 5:44:00 PM Turn 1 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:
17 10/11/2020 5:43:00 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:
16 10/11/2020 5:42:00 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:
15 10/11/2020 5:40:00 PM Turn 1 USSR 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 USSR:
14 10/11/2020 5:36:00 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:

13 10/11/2020 5:29:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


12 10/11/2020 5:25:00 PM Turn 1 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:
11 10/11/2020 5:24:00 PM Turn 1 US Return Strategy card to hand #24: 2 / Indo-Pakistani War (Both)

Message from US:
10 10/11/2020 5:23:00 PM Turn 1 US Play Card as Event #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:

9 10/11/2020 5:19:00 PM Turn 1 USSR 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 USSR:
8 10/11/2020 5:14:00 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:
7 10/11/2020 5:12:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Operations #8: 2 / Fidel* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Cuba. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Cuba for Control.

Message from USSR:
6 10/11/2020 5:06:00 PM Turn 1 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:
5 10/11/2020 4:58:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Play Card as Operations #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 USSR:
4 10/11/2020 4:52:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

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

USSR: #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:
3 10/11/2020 4:51:00 PM Turn 1 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
2 10/11/2020 4:38:00 PM Turn 1 USSR Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

1 10/11/2020 4:38:00 PM Turn 1 US Draw Cards 8 cards drawn.

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