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Lions Den01 Jan 2015 10:33 p.m. PST

What is the coolest name for Ultra modern gaming in the middle east?
I want to use a name like we do when gamers are doing AK47 style games in fictional Africa.

Here is the scratch on the surface.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian01 Jan 2015 10:46 p.m. PST

Ask someone that has been there

Lions Den01 Jan 2015 10:54 p.m. PST

I am thinking this site might get me that feedback. Someone who knows. Without getting into disrespecting the commitment and the sacrifice our troops make. I have been looking at a lot of DVD's from the library.

I like the Baker Boys DVD.

Halfmanhalfsquidman01 Jan 2015 11:14 p.m. PST

I've only heard Iraqistan as the somewhat humorous nickname for that part of the world while I was in Helmand/Kandahar. Afraqistan also works, but Afghanisraq just isn't a formulation that sounds like a country name at all. I'd recommend going with Lamekanistan which, forgive me if I transliterated it incorrectly, means "nowhere-istan."

Privateer4hire02 Jan 2015 12:11 a.m. PST

Battle Rattle covers both OIF/OEF, I'd think (unless you're looking for a semi-humorous term for the region).

Containerized Housing Unit (CHU) also known as 'cans' where I served are sometimes collectively called CHUville.

Jamesonsafari02 Jan 2015 2:45 a.m. PST

"The Sandbox"

dBerczerk02 Jan 2015 3:31 a.m. PST


Sigwald02 Jan 2015 6:17 a.m. PST

Afghanistan Banana stand

Dynaman878902 Jan 2015 6:22 a.m. PST

> Ask someone that has been there

My brother was a chopper pilot in Afghanistan and well, you could not use the names he would come up with. Nor can I post them here…

latto6plus202 Jan 2015 6:39 a.m. PST

Jihadistan or more traditionally East of Suez.

MajorB02 Jan 2015 7:47 a.m. PST


ScoutJock02 Jan 2015 8:05 a.m. PST

A 'Stan too Far
Off to See the Hajis
Southwest Asian Flying Circus
Haji Wars

Who asked this joker02 Jan 2015 8:14 a.m. PST

Personally I like "The Sandbox." Evocative, simple and not terribly offensive.

Rakkasan02 Jan 2015 9:11 a.m. PST

BOG (boots on the ground)
Defend the FOB (forward operating base)
On the Borders of the New Caliphate
Against the Forces of Disorder
Emirs and Imams

Weasel02 Jan 2015 10:54 a.m. PST

"An RPG too far"

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2015 11:31 a.m. PST

The Sandbox is good

Guns and Rags

Aint no Oasis

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian02 Jan 2015 11:47 a.m. PST

Dynaman, somewhat to my point

7dot62mm02 Jan 2015 12:48 p.m. PST

Hmmm, how about:


hagenthedwarf02 Jan 2015 4:42 p.m. PST


tuscaloosa02 Jan 2015 4:57 p.m. PST

Agree with "Sandbox". It's short and sweet, it's solid soldier slang, and it can apply to everywhere of (gaming) interest.

Weasel03 Jan 2015 11:40 a.m. PST

Sandbox has a nice double play as well, since it also refers to us playing with toy soldiers.

combatpainter Fezian03 Jan 2015 12:28 p.m. PST

Pain and Gain

BIG WALLY26 Feb 2015 3:00 p.m. PST

Camel jockeys & Towelheads…………I cant believe you guys missed these!!!


49mountain26 Feb 2015 3:04 p.m. PST

Jihad ME

Rod I Robertson26 Feb 2015 4:00 p.m. PST

"The little soldiers that Quds"
"SEAL's and Sunnis"
"Jihad enough yet?"
"Holy Warriors and Secular Soldiers"
"Mecca my day!"

Lion in the Stars26 Feb 2015 8:38 p.m. PST

I used Asscrackistan when talking with my friend who was there.

Visceral Impact Studios27 Feb 2015 5:37 p.m. PST

We're working on an expansion for Age of Madness called Afraqistan. It's a fictional island set in the Indian ocean. It will also be "rules agnostic" to work with games such as Ambush Alley. We'll also be launching a website ( to cover news and background information on an ongoing basis.

If you're looking for an AK-47 style moderns game check out Warfare in the Age of Madness and the free moderns expansion A Clear and Present Madness. Its main feature is complete force customization as with AK-47 Republic but cover moderns, near future, and post-apoc.

Davethe13th22 May 2017 7:00 a.m. PST

Jihad me at hello

per ardua27 May 2017 9:07 a.m. PST

Jackiechanistan. Is what we first called it in 2001.

Codsticker27 May 2017 7:29 p.m. PST

We're working on an expansion for Age of Madness called Afraqistan. It's a fictional island set in the Indian ocean.

That sounds quite a bit like Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein's Afristan which used The Sword and The Flame rules.

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