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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 Jun 2019 6:47 a.m. PST

Fueled by bitter religious and political acrimony, the Iran-Iraq War, one of the longest interstate conflicts of the 20th century, spread into the Persian Gulf in 1987. Forced to protect vital petroleum tankers, NATO and Soviet naval forces in the Gulf faced new and old challenges from a variety of Iranian and Iraqi threats. As the war drags into 1988, there is little prospect of either belligerent raising a white flag…


Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2019 8:31 a.m. PST

Neat numbers.

That little "campaign" needs more gaming.

Bozkashi Jones23 Jun 2019 3:34 a.m. PST

I've always been surprised that this conflict hasn't had more interest from modern gamers. It might because of the asymmetric nature of the campaign, though this isn't an insurmountable problem. As it is the scenarios include both surface and air combat, varied objectives and some real cat-and-mouse tension.

I'm about ready to start my Tanker War campaign, see below:

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I received the P-3 from Magister Militum whilst on holiday, so I just need to get that painted, finish some scenery and I'm ready to go.


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