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Arabian Nightmare : The Kuwait War (ANKW) was designed and published while the late 1990 events in Kuwait were still unfolding, so in effect it was a near-future game which became an historical game within a few months.

The game has one map and 300 counters. The map covers the Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia, the eastern part of Iraq and its border with Iran. Scale is 1-3 per Military Action Segment and 4-6 days per Political Action Segment (a full turn is 2 MAS and 1 PAS, so 6-12 days total). Units are ranging from battalions to corps, naval squadrons and air wings.

The game may be played using only the Military rules, the Political rules or both sets. There is an Introductory Game as well. There are 7 scenarios including the full campaign.

This is a medium-high complexity game with many creative mechanisms and special rules. For the experienced wargamer.

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This game was published in Strategy & Tactics magazine #139.

Expanded by Desert Sword: Arabian Nightmare.
First published separately in 1991, adding a new map covering the western part of the Middle East to the shores of the Mediterranean plus 200 counters. The kit includes the historical Coalition offensive vs. Iraq.


Magazine reference:

Moves article list:

  • Moves #63
    • Arabian Nightmare: The Kuwait War: Matthew Caffrey, Jr. (Analysis)
    • A Replay of Arabian Nightmare: The Kuwait War: Matthew Caffrey, Jr. (Replay)
    • The Gulf War Anthology: Matthew Caffrey, Jr. (Review)
    • Arabian Nightmare: The Kuwait War; New Rules and Variants: Keith R. Schlesinger (Variant)
  • Moves #75 - Updating the Nightmare: James E. Meldrum (Variant)

Strategy & Tactics article list:

  • S&T #139
    • Arabian Nightmare: The 1990 Crises in the Persian Gulf: Austin Bay (Historical)
    • Gamer's Guide: Tom Lehmann (Strategy)
    • Designer's Notes: Austin Bay (Design Notes)
  • S&T #141 - Update: US, Allied, and Iraqi Forces Order of Battle for Desert Storm (Historical)

Fire & Movement article list:

  • F&M #72 - Media Notes: Strategy and Tactics #139 (Arabian Nightmare: The Kuwait War): Joseph Miranda (Review)
  • F&M #74 - Current Affairs: Predictions and Hindsight in Game Design: The Arabian Nightmare Experiance: Keith R. Schlesinger (Review)

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A rewrite of the Introductory Game rules to fit 1 page, as a core rules set, with special rules for each of the 2 published scenarios (Iraqi invasion of Kuwait / Operation Desert Storm, 2 pages each inc. set-up/reinforcements). In both cases, solitaire play recommended!
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Num Ratings: 75
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