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Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 9:45 a.m. PST

Vandering Publications has published another scenario book for Shipwreck. This time it's the US vs Iran in the Persian, sorry *Arabian* Gulf in the 1988 Operation Praying Mantis.


Three bucks!

Looks like fun to me because I like varied forces, and here we have boghammars and oil rigs, along with aircraft and ships of quite different types. No CVs or subs.

I need to give this a read before I can give it a proper review, but I will say the strategic map is kind of a mess but the Victory conditions and special rules look like they will create some painful choices for the US player.

Hope I can put together a chance to play it!

fantasque01 Jun 2017 3:15 a.m. PST

Purchased – an interesting asymmetric situation.
Looking forward to getting it on the table after I dust off my Iranian navy.
"Death to the Great Satan!"

Bozkashi Jones01 Jun 2017 8:47 a.m. PST

At $3 USD I reckon I'll get this just for the scenario ideas!

I've never understood why this conflict hasn't been gamed more as there are a whole host of "what ifs"

I have gamed part of Praying Mantis twice, once solo and another game with my lad, and both were really fun and tense games.

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Off to the vault to spend some money I reckon!


Bozkashi Jones02 Jun 2017 3:02 p.m. PST

Well, bought and read.

I have never been able to locate the oil platforms satisfactorily and, looking at the map in the bundle, I'm still none the wiser!

Good scenario though and some good ideas. Worth the 3 dollars.


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