It's kind of a Kobiyashi Maru situation, Rich. For players who know the rules cold and play it perfectly, the Soviets can't get to Harbin. This scenario is meant more for a training exercise, not a real competitive situation. If you feel like you have a handle on things, by all means move to the main event!
I guess the email made it. Couldn't tell. Thank you! I thought I was losing my mind!