The East is Red is a simulation on a strategic/operational level of a possible attempt by Soviet forces to invade and occupy Manchuria and North China sometime in the 1970s. Within the theatre of operations it is assumed that tactical nuclear weapons and atomic demolations will be used. The game is played with variants of two basic scenarios. The M-1 scenario variants postulate a hasty Soviet attack into China and the M-30 variants describe a later stronger attack.
Variant counters, rules and scenarios were published in issue 226.
An Advanced East is Red Variant with new Counter Graphics.
Partially based on Joseph Miranda's variant but with ideas borrowed from other games as well. Chinese Air Units, Rail Conversion,expanded North Korean rules and Victory Conditions based on the extent of Nuclear and Chemical weapons use by both sides.