January 19th 1958: The cold war is raging on the Earth. On Mars, the war is not so cold. The NATO and the Soviet Union confront each other to gain control of the Red Planet.
Ratti, Campano and Verdi try to stop a Russian squad that is going to deliver some important documents. The fight takes place South of the octagonal square at the center of Martian city M17.
The three Italians take cover on the two sides of the street and keep shooting against the Soviets, who are also delayed by a perilous area near a crossroad. Campano gets distracted by a weird Martian conduit he spots in the build where he was taking cover (a minor Plot Point). The Italians should have attempted to stop the Russians with a hand-to-hand combat, but they did not. So the Soviets reached their target area, wounded but alive, taking away the major Plot Point and a second minor one. Campano gets a +1 Experience as a reward for the minor Plot Point he recovered.