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144 2/4/2023 4:33:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
143 2/4/2023 4:25:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message wow, big roll 4ops+6 die roll = 10
subtract 4 for Iran stability and 2 for the US influence and 4 Soviet influence remain (0/4*)
142 2/4/2023 4:24:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from USSR:
coup in Iran
141 2/4/2023 4:24:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Operations #59: 4 / Flower Power* (USSR)
USSR gains 2 VP for every subsequently US played 'War Card' (played as an event or Operations) unless played on Space Race. War Cards: Arab-Israeli War, Korean War, Brush War, Indo-Pakistani War or Iran-Iraq War. This event cancelled by #97 'An Evil Empire'.

Message from USSR:
I will attempt a coup in Iran
140 2/4/2023 4:23:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message I will use my headline card to place an influence in brazil (0/2*)
139 2/4/2023 4:20:00 PM Turn 4 US Message 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'.
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.
3 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.
81 0 / South America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.
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.
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.
80 2 / One Small Step Ö' (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.
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.
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.
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.
138 2/4/2023 4:19:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From 2 to 4
137 2/4/2023 4:19:00 PM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from US:
US +2
USSR
136 2/4/2023 4:18:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message I will participate in the olympics, you may roll for it

Then please reveal your hand to me and I'll play my op, thank you!
135 2/4/2023 4:17:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #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.

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:
134 2/4/2023 4:12:00 PM Turn 4 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
133 2/4/2023 4:11:00 PM Turn 4 US Message US missed military OPs
132 2/4/2023 4:11:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From 4 to 2
131 2/4/2023 4:10:00 PM Turn 4 US End Turn Mid War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 9 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.
130 2/4/2023 4:10:00 PM Turn 3 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:
Vietnam (2*/0)

2 Mexico (2/1)
129 2/4/2023 3:41:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Sorry I think I sent the turn file and didnít mention my move. I put one in Zaire (0/1*)
128 2/4/2023 1:30:00 PM Turn 3 US Message somehow I missed what you did with your 1 OPs ...
127 2/4/2023 12:39:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message it's your turn for the card play
126 2/4/2023 10:35:00 AM Turn 3 US Message remove 1 influence from Austria (no file sent)
125 2/4/2023 12:24:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Operations #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from USSR:
over to you for the event
124 2/3/2023 5:49:00 PM Turn 3 US Message thank you!I keep forgetting ...

1 more in Botswana (2*/0)
123 2/3/2023 4:25:00 AM Turn 3 US 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 US:
2 S. Africa (3*/0)
1 Botswana (1/0)
122 2/2/2023 1:05:00 PM Turn 3 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:
remove 2 influence from Romania (0/0)
remove 1 influence from Czechoslovakia (0/0)
remove 1 influence from Hungary (0/0)

place 1 influence in Mexico (0/1)
place 1 influence in Argentina (0/1)
place 1 influence in Brazil (0/1)
place 1 influence in Panama (0/1)
121 2/1/2023 1:09:00 AM Turn 3 US Discard Card #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)

Message from US:
2 influence in Iran (2*/0)
120 2/1/2023 1:08:00 AM Turn 3 US 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 US:
119 2/1/2023 1:06:00 AM Turn 3 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
118 1/31/2023 4:29:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message I believe the math is 4ops+3 for die roll = 7
2 stability X2 plus = 4
7-4= US loses 3 influence in Iran
117 1/31/2023 4:27:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from USSR:
coup attempt in Iran 4 ops
116 1/31/2023 4:26:00 PM Turn 3 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:
I'll attempt a coup in Iran
115 1/31/2023 2:38:00 AM Turn 3 US Message yes, that's right
114 1/31/2023 12:36:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Message should defcon be at 2 or 3? It seems like we haven't had a coup this round, shouldn't it be at 3?
113 1/29/2023 3:39:00 PM Turn 3 US Message 2 Iraq (3*/0)
2 Jordan (2*/0)
112 1/28/2023 8:40:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message sorry, that would be (0/6*) and (0/6*)
111 1/28/2023 8:39:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message sorry, crazy week.

2 in poland (0/7*), 2 in east germany (0/7*) and 1 in Hungary (0/1)
110 1/24/2023 11:33:00 AM Turn 3 US 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 US:
first event
109 1/24/2023 11:32:00 AM Turn 3 US Message EEU:
E. Germany (0/4*)
Poland (0/4*)
Romania (0/2)
108 1/24/2023 1:02:00 AM Turn 3 USSR 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 USSR:
add 2 in W Germany (2/6*)
add 1 in Algeria (0/2*)

Over to you to remove 3 influence in East Europe
107 1/23/2023 4:24:00 AM Turn 3 US Adjust Victory Points From 2 to 4
106 1/23/2023 4:24:00 AM Turn 3 US Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
105 1/22/2023 11:47:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from USSR:
Flip afghanistan (2/4*)
104 1/22/2023 11:43:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message for comecon I add 1 in East Germany (0/5*), Poland (0/5*), Austria (1/1) and Chechoslovakia (0/1)
103 1/22/2023 3:41:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Will do, Iíll be back home tonight and will get the file up
102 1/22/2023 3:41:00 PM Turn 3 US Message thank you!
so: put 1 in W. Germany (2/4)

will you do that in your next file, please?
101 1/22/2023 3:40:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message For containment
100 1/22/2023 3:39:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message You get 1 more right?
99 1/22/2023 3:38:00 PM Turn 3 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:
1 S. Korea (3*/0)
2 Afghanisan (2*/0)
98 1/22/2023 3:35:00 PM Turn 3 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:
4 into Germany, Iím not near my pc though so if you donít mind adding that Iíd appreciate it
97 1/22/2023 3:33:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:
I believe I need a 5 or better sue to Japan
96 1/22/2023 3:33:00 PM Turn 3 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: #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:
95 1/22/2023 3:30:00 PM Turn 3 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
94 1/22/2023 3:30:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Itís up to you, I wonít be upset either way
93 1/22/2023 3:30:00 PM Turn 3 US Return Strategy card to hand #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)

Message from US:
if that's OK with you

I just would put that 1 influence into W. Germany instead of Jordan
92 1/22/2023 3:27:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message No worries. Should we just remove the guys in Germany and play on? I have quite a good hand, Iíd hate to lose it, lol
91 1/22/2023 3:26:00 PM Turn 3 US Message sorry - it's a complete fuck-up ...
90 1/22/2023 3:26:00 PM Turn 3 US Message no, I'm not down a card ...
89 1/22/2023 3:25:00 PM Turn 3 US Message we cannot discard that one, because it has to show up nor

I think we are stuck - better to start the game cromscratch ...
88 1/22/2023 3:25:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Wouldnít that put you down a card? If you hadnít played destal youíd have more cards in your hand right now wouldnít you?
87 1/22/2023 3:24:00 PM Turn 3 US Discard random Strategy card Operations - 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)

Message from US:
86 1/22/2023 3:24:00 PM Turn 3 US Return Strategy card to hand #32: 1 / UN Intervention (Both)

Message from US:
85 1/22/2023 3:24:00 PM Turn 3 US Discard random Strategy card Operations - 1 / UN Intervention (Both)

Message from US:
84 1/22/2023 3:23:00 PM Turn 3 US Message I could discard a random card from my hand & you give me back destalinization++

the only problem is: I had UM intervention in hand - and I don't want that to be discarded, of course.


83 1/22/2023 3:21:00 PM Turn 3 US Return Headline Event to hand Message from US:
82 1/22/2023 3:21:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message It looks like I drew it so I can give it to you and draw a random replacement. Itís up to you.
81 1/22/2023 3:20:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Or we can get you the destal card back but Iím guessing youíd prefer random
80 1/22/2023 3:19:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Iím not sure. What do you think about this:

1) remove US influence from Germany
2) you can replay your last CP if youíd like
3) you draw another random card to replace destal in your hand since your down a card
79 1/22/2023 3:17:00 PM Turn 3 US Return Headline Event to hand Message from US:
78 1/22/2023 3:16:00 PM Turn 3 US Message arrrrrgh - didn't realize that ...

what now?
77 1/22/2023 3:14:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message Was destal for the blockade? That is only a 2CP card because of red scare.
76 1/22/2023 3:10:00 PM Turn 3 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
75 1/22/2023 3:08:00 PM Turn 3 US End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
74 1/22/2023 3:08:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From 4 to 2
73 1/22/2023 3:08:00 PM Turn 2 US Message 2 VP to SU for US missed Mil OPs
72 1/22/2023 3:07:00 PM Turn 2 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:
1 Jordan (1/0)
71 1/22/2023 3:04:00 PM Turn 2 US Discard Card #33: 3 / De-Stalinization* (USSR)

Message from US:
70 1/22/2023 12:29:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #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:
moment of truth, what do you have in your pockets?
69 1/20/2023 5:45:00 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:
1 S. Korea (2/0)
68 1/19/2023 3:38:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Discard random Strategy card Operations - 2 / Indo-Pakistani War (Both)

Message from USSR:
67 1/19/2023 3:38:00 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:
1 in Burma (0/2*)
1 in Laos (0/1*)
1 in Indonesia (0/2*)
66 1/19/2023 2:33:00 PM Turn 2 US Play China card #6: 4 / The China Card


Message from US:
2 India (3*/0)
1 Pakistan (2*/0)
1 Philippines (2*/0)
65 1/19/2023 12:03:00 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:
Nigeria (0/1*)
Angola (0/1*)
Burma (0/1)
Algeria (0/1)
64 1/18/2023 2:25:00 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:
Romania (0/3*)

1 India (1/0)
63 1/18/2023 2:24:00 AM Turn 2 US Message correct
62 1/17/2023 1:03:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 7 to 4
61 1/17/2023 1:03:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
for 3 vps I believe
60 1/17/2023 11:59:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message did you send me a file with your marshal plan locations?
59 1/17/2023 4:39:00 AM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From 6 to 7
58 1/17/2023 4:39:00 AM Turn 2 US Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
57 1/16/2023 12:57:00 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:
+1 Spain (0/2*)
+1 Greece (0/2*)
+2 Turkey (0/2*)

over to you for event
56 1/15/2023 3:12:00 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:
1 Canada (4*/0)
1 France (4*/1)
55 1/15/2023 3:11:00 PM Turn 2 US Message that removes 1 US influence from Panama
54 1/15/2023 5:39:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message Over to you
53 1/15/2023 5:39:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Message Lol, I think thatís no effect
52 1/15/2023 5:38:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from USSR:

51 1/15/2023 5:38:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 2
50 1/15/2023 5:38:00 AM Turn 2 USSR Adjust Victory Points From 4 to 6
49 1/15/2023 5:38:00 AM 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:
Trigger the event first gives US 2 VPs then coup Panama. I believe you only have 1 cp there but Iím away from the computer so I scant check.
48 1/15/2023 5:34:00 AM Turn 2 US Message no file sent
47 1/15/2023 5:34:00 AM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From 2 to 4
46 1/15/2023 5:33:00 AM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from US:
tie

I'll reroll:
US +2
USSR
45 1/15/2023 5:33:00 AM Turn 2 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:

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