The active player advances the day marker on the calendar a number of spaces equal to the day number indicated on the command or leader card just played.
If this causes the day marker to advance past 31, advance the month marker one space and then continue advancing the day marker from the 1 space.
If the month marker advances, the will of the people marker moves immediately to the active player’s side of the game board. All neutral unit tokens and neutral leader tokens in the city are now under the active player’s control as long as they have a faction unit token or leader token in the region. (If the active player already had the will of the people, nothing happens.)
If the day marker advances to either the 29 or the 30 space, move it to the 31 space. Then, if the day marker is either on the 15 space or the 31 space, the active player is entitled to a bonus action that they will take after performing their regular action.
There are two special events on the calendar:
Trotsky Returns from Exile occurs when the month marker is advanced to the May/June space. Immediately place the neutral Trotsky token in the region indicated by the region tile in the “Unrest!” space. Like the neutral unit tokens, Trotsky is controlled by the player with the will of the people as long as they have a faction unit token or leader token in the region.
Trotsky Joins the Bolsheviks occurs when the month marker is advanced to the August space. If the neutral Trotsky token is still on the game board, immediately replace it with the red Trotsky token, retaining its fresh or exhausted state; the red player now controls Trotsky. If the neutral Trotsky token has already been removed from the game board when this event occurs, the red Trotsky token does not enter play; remove it from the game.