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215 1/19/2021 5:32:00 AM Turn 6 US 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 US:
1 for 2 in France

2 in S. Africa
214 1/18/2021 8:29:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message france, iraq and 2 in jordan
213 1/18/2021 8:28:00 PM Turn 6 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:
212 1/18/2021 6:13:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From -12 to -10
211 1/18/2021 6:12:00 AM Turn 6 US Play Card as Event #81: 0 / South America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
I'll snag the 2 quick points for Presence
210 1/17/2021 7:54:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Message from what i read on BGG...it is only middle east or asia score card, not SE asia so dont think triggers yet

anyways bty
209 1/17/2021 7:53:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
no file
208 1/17/2021 8:17:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust Victory Points From -13 to -12
207 1/17/2021 8:17:00 AM Turn 6 US Message I marked the board as 1 for now
206 1/17/2021 8:16:00 AM Turn 6 US Message SE Asia.

US =- Burma, Laos, Philippines, Indo = 4
USSR Thailand for 2, Vietnam = 3

NOT Sure if Shuttle Dip. can be used here

IF NOT I gain 1
IF so I gain 2
205 1/17/2021 8:09:00 AM Turn 6 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
204 1/17/2021 8:07:00 AM Turn 6 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
Place markers in Brazil and Venezuala

Now my COUP attempt at Argentina

You are 4
I am 2 + die
203 1/17/2021 8:04:00 AM Turn 6 US 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: #38: 0 / Southeast Asia Scoring* (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
202 1/16/2021 8:22:00 PM Turn 6 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
201 1/16/2021 8:21:00 PM Turn 6 USSR End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
200 1/15/2021 5:25:00 AM Turn 5 US Message I'll add 1 to W. Germany
I'll add 1 to Libya
199 1/15/2021 5:24:00 AM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From -12 to -13
198 1/15/2021 5:24:00 AM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #55: 2 / Willy Brandt* (USSR)
USSR gains 1 VP. USSR receives 1 Influence in West Germany. Cancels #21 NATO for West Germany. This event canceled/unplayable by #96 'Tear Down this Wall'.

Message from US:
Your event first
197 1/14/2021 8:10:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message nope no file bty
196 1/14/2021 8:10:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
attack on zaire
195 1/14/2021 8:10:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 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 USSR:
194 1/13/2021 4:50:00 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:
El Salvador
Libya
Saudi Arabia

193 1/12/2021 2:06:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message added US influence...used op to tak back venezuela
192 1/12/2021 2:06:00 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:
191 1/12/2021 2:05:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message remove in iran and egypt
190 1/12/2021 5:30:00 AM Turn 5 US 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 US:
2 for 1 in France

2 for 1 in S. Africa

And now you get your event
189 1/11/2021 1:12:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message 2 in south africa, 1 in algeria
188 1/11/2021 1:12:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 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 USSR:
187 1/11/2021 5:32:00 AM Turn 5 US Message and fail
186 1/11/2021 5:32:00 AM Turn 5 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from US:
launch?
185 1/11/2021 5:32:00 AM Turn 5 US Discard Card #50: 4 / We Will Bury You'* (USSR)

Message from US:
Have to play this on Space Race or I end the game in
a Nuke strike per event.

4 / We Will Bury You'* (USSR)
Unless UN Intervention is played as an Event on the US player's next round, USSR gains 3VP prior to any US VP award. Degrade DEFCON status one level.
184 1/10/2021 6:55:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message add 1 to israel and 1 to egypt
183 1/10/2021 6:55:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -13 to -12
182 1/10/2021 6:54:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #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 USSR:
181 1/10/2021 7:46:00 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 for 1 in Algeria
1 in UK
180 1/9/2021 5:38:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
179 1/9/2021 5:38:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR:

178 1/9/2021 5:38:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message will couop in nigeria
177 1/9/2021 5:37:00 PM Turn 5 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:
176 1/9/2021 5:36:00 PM Turn 5 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:
175 1/8/2021 5:13:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust DEFCON From 5 to 3
174 1/8/2021 5:13:00 PM Turn 5 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
I have 3 + die roll

you have defense of 2
173 1/8/2021 5:12:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From -12 to -13
172 1/8/2021 5:12:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Operations #61: 3 / 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.

Message from US:
Only 1 point for Venezuela

I'll COUP in Nigeria
171 1/8/2021 4:24:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message hahaha i havnt rolled like this in any game!
170 1/8/2021 4:23:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
coup in angola
169 1/8/2021 5:32:00 AM Turn 5 US Message Talk about a PRO SOVIET HAND....

56 4 / Muslim Revolution (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in two of the following countries: Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan.

50 4 / We Will Bury You'* (USSR)
Unless UN Intervention is played as an Event on the US player's next round, USSR gains 3VP prior to any US VP award. Degrade DEFCON status one level.

66 2 / Puppet Governments* (US)
US may add one Influence in three countries that currently contain no Influence from either power.

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.

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

61 3 / 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.

55 2 / Willy Brandt* (USSR)
USSR gains 1 VP. USSR receives 1 Influence in West Germany. Cancels #21 NATO for West Germany. This event canceled/unplayable by #96 'Tear Down this Wall'.

6 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.
168 1/7/2021 5:37:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
lets see what you got
167 1/7/2021 5:45:00 AM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From -11 to -12
166 1/7/2021 5:45:00 AM Turn 5 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:
3 in Pakistan

I added your 1 point
165 1/6/2021 2:08:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message add to N. korea and india
164 1/6/2021 2:08:00 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:
163 1/5/2021 5:02:00 AM Turn 5 US Message >add 4 US Influence in Asia, no more than 2 per country.

India, Pakistan, N. Korea and s. Korea
162 1/4/2021 8:57:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message nice...you get card to place influence i believe
161 1/4/2021 8:56:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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.

USSR: #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:
160 1/4/2021 5:34:00 AM Turn 5 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
159 1/4/2021 5:33:00 AM Turn 5 US End Turn US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
158 1/4/2021 5:32:00 AM Turn 4 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 5
157 1/4/2021 5:32:00 AM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -16 to -11
156 1/4/2021 5:32:00 AM Turn 4 US Message That should be end of turn

I have 5 MIL OPS and DEFCON is 5 so I gain 5 poins
155 1/4/2021 5:30:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #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 US:
I'll set to 5 in hopes of gaining 5 points
for MIl Ops vs your zero points
154 1/3/2021 6:14:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message algeria/nigeria/israel
153 1/3/2021 6:14:00 PM Turn 4 USSR 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 USSR:
152 1/2/2021 7:37:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #63: 2 / Colonial Rear Guards (US)
Add one US Influence in each of four different African and/or Southeast Asian countries.

Message from US:
looks like the counter to the card you just played.

Nigeria
Algeria
Angola
Sudan
151 1/1/2021 6:27:00 PM Turn 4 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:
150 12/28/2020 7:14:00 PM Turn 4 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:
1 in Nigeria
1 in Algeria
1 in Egypt
1 in Israel
149 12/28/2020 6:46:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message 3 in italy
148 12/28/2020 6:45:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message no BG controlled so no points
147 12/28/2020 6:45:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Operations #78: 3 / Alliance For Progress* (US)
Gain 1VP for each US controlled Battleground country in Central and South America.

Message from USSR:
146 12/28/2020 7:27:00 AM Turn 4 US 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 US:
2 back in West Germany - we have to hold the line here
145 12/27/2020 6:36:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message remove 2 in germany and 1 in italy
144 12/27/2020 6:36:00 PM Turn 4 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:
143 12/26/2020 12:44:00 PM Turn 4 US Message WHEW, back from the brink...for now
142 12/26/2020 12:44:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -18 to -16
141 12/26/2020 12:44:00 PM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
attempt to get a man into space
140 12/26/2020 12:43:00 PM Turn 4 US Discard Card #53: 2 / South African Unrest (USSR)

Message from US:
Since I now can play 2nd card on Space I'll do
so in hopes of getting 2 points

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.
139 12/26/2020 12:38:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -11 to -18
138 12/26/2020 9:24:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Message if agreed no file
137 12/26/2020 9:24:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Message believe i have domination for 3, then 2 BG and then +2 for adjacency so total of 7, VP at -18
136 12/26/2020 9:23:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #37: 0 / Central America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
135 12/24/2020 4:25:00 PM Turn 4 US Message Animal launched
134 12/24/2020 4:24:00 PM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
launch?
133 12/24/2020 4:24:00 PM Turn 4 US Discard Card #58: 3 / Cultural Revolution* (USSR)

Message from US:
attempt a space launch

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.
132 12/24/2020 11:46:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Message add to brazil, france, guatamala
131 12/24/2020 11:46:00 AM Turn 4 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:
130 12/23/2020 6:56:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #70: 1 / OAS Founded* (US)
Add two US Influence in Central or South America

Message from US:
1 in Brazil
1 in Columbia
129 12/23/2020 1:32:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message succes!...bty to continue (file up with central america placement)
128 12/23/2020 1:32:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from USSR:

127 12/23/2020 1:32:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Discard Card #4: 3 / Duck and Cover (US)

Message from USSR:
bear trap #1
126 12/23/2020 5:29:00 AM Turn 4 US Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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.

USSR: #75: 2 / Liberation Theology (USSR)
Add three USSR Influence in Central America, no more than two per country.

Message from US:
125 12/23/2020 5:25:00 AM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -9 to -11
124 12/22/2020 8:10:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Headline Event selected Message from USSR:
123 12/22/2020 8:10:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message hm just to clarify..i had 3 military ops you had 0 with defcon at 2..do i get 2 more VP?
122 12/22/2020 8:09:00 PM Turn 4 USSR End Turn Mid War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 9 cards drawn.
121 12/22/2020 5:16:00 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:
1 for 2 in France
2 in Afghanistan
120 12/22/2020 5:13:00 AM Turn 3 US Return Strategy card to hand #10: 1 / Blockade* (USSR)

Message from US:
119 12/22/2020 5:13:00 AM Turn 3 US Move permanently removed Strategy card to discard pile #10: 1 / Blockade* (USSR)

Message from US:
118 12/22/2020 5:13:00 AM Turn 3 US Message Ah good point.
Okay I'll redo that move.
117 12/21/2020 8:23:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message sory explain why blockade not in effect? you place op but trigger USSR event which states you must discard 3 op card or remove all influence in W germany...so i believe you have to discard your remininag card if it is 3 op correct?
116 12/20/2020 8:12:00 PM Turn 3 US Message we now move now Mid-War section and have 7 phases

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