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The Reformer
« on: December 09, 2012, 11:48:52 am »

Discussions?  Historical viewpoint?
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Re: The Reformer
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 03:18:00 pm »

The USSR's only hope to stay competitive in W. Europe in the Late War. Europe has probably completely solidified by now, and the biggest upset, Socialist Governments, is likely cancelled by Iron Lady. (And even if it isn't, there are probably better headlines.)
Very satisfying to play this card when the USSR has 1VP.

You should play it quickly to make Glasnost stronger, but also be wary that if Glasnost is stronger and the US has it, it simply goes to space. (Still better than giving them a pseudo-ABM Treaty.) Nothing wrong with playing Glasnost yourself, but the side effect of raising the defcon level and leaving it there means Glasnost is really only effective in two areas:
1. As a headline.
2. A desperation card to stave off your opponent winning by Wargames. (Which you should always be wary of if they have over 6VP.)
Otherwise Glasnost is like giving your opponent a free bg-coup, so don't be too depressed if it's activated before you could trigger The Reformer.

This card is useful to the US only for the Space Race or a satisfying UN Intervention play.
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