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For the longest time I could not see the appeal of operational games until I read about the Iraqi/Irani war. All the missed opportunities, all the poor planning, just seems like it would be fun to game and see what would happen differently. If Iran were able to co-ordinate it's earlier offensives would it have been able to break through? If Iraq had invaded differently would it have been over before it began? All these questions intrigue me and I would love to seem them played.

So I ask, is there a game that does a respectable treatment of that war? Also, I'm not sure if I'm looking for strategic or operational. Part of the history that intrigued me was that Iraq was able to hold back Iran because Iran attack near the Iraqi bases which kept the frontline supplied which sounds operational to me, but dealing with a whole invasion seems strategic; the distinction to me is fuzzy.
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Ignorant Armies: Iran-Iraq War. Good game by the way.
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I second Ignorant Armies. Fun game, very fluid especially as there are no ZOC rules! So you really have to watch how you deploy your forces: it is really easy to get flanked!
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There's a scenario in Gulf Strike for it.
 
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rshipley wrote:
There's a scenario in Gulf Strike for it.


The war was less then halfway through when that was released...
 
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I just want to say, God, on behalf of all of us thank you for all of the good things we do in your name, like charity and forgiveness. That’s an idea we would never come up with. That’s for sure. You know that better than anybody.
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Great post, never thought much abt this in terms of gaming
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catosulla wrote:
I second Ignorant Armies. Fun game, very fluid especially as there are no ZOC rules! So you really have to watch how you deploy your forces: it is really easy to get flanked!


Typical Bomba's treatment of warfare - one that I dislike. Such a ZOC free-for-all approach makes no difference to what subject you are really working on.
 
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AngryStarAnarchy wrote:
rshipley wrote:
There's a scenario in Gulf Strike for it.


The war was less then halfway through when that was released...


There are several editions with updates to the scenarios. It tried to cover recent and possible operations in the area. Turns represent only 2 days IIRC, so I doubt it covers the whole war (that would be a lot of turns).
 
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I own ignorant armies but have not played it. Otherwise, I think the world is waiting for S&T's new Modern Warfare magazine to pick up the slack.
 
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