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Modern wargaming falls neatly into three sub-categories:

  • land - This period is dominated by the War That Never Was, the potential conflict in Europe between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. Yet the period is also rich in guerilla conflicts - Vietnam, Malaysia, Algeria - and limited wars - the Korean War, the Iran-Iraq War, the Indo-Pakistani Wars, the China-Vietnam War, the Falklands, and finally the Gulf War against Iraq. Almost in their own category are the series of Arab-Israeli Wars fought in this period.
  • sea - The modern period saw the rise of the missile as the dominant weapons system, and the continued evolution of the aircraft carrier and the submarine.
  • air - The Korean War is commonly thought of as the dawn of the jet fighter, and the Vietnam War saw the introduction of the first effective missile systems. Air warfare was an important part of the Arab-Israeli and Falkland conflicts as well.

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Thursday
18 December

Hundreds of US troops now deployed in Iraq’s Anbar province (4)
Tango01 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
How will Pakistan deal with armed groups? (5)
Tango01 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
New Mass Kidnap By Boko Haram At Remote Nigerian... (2)
Tango01 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
American Troops Battle Islamic State Forces For ... (3)
Tango01 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
Are Islamic State Fighters Now At The Borders Of Israel? (3)
Tango01 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
The Man of (Cold) Steel
Tango01 on Cold War (1946-1989)
Syria: where modern and medieval warfare combines (2)
Tango01 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
Backed by U.S. Airstrikes, Kurds Regain Ground From ISIS (3)
Tango01 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
Has Hollywood Compromised The Tactics Used By U.S. (3)
Tango01 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
North Korea Planned Attacks on US Nuclear Plants
Tango01 on Modern Discussion (1946 to 2004)
Map Shows How Alcatraz Escapees Could Have Survived (3)
Tango01 on Modern Media
FOW fort (4)
marius1214 on Flames of War
figures and rules compatible with FOW figures (14)
EJNashIII on Flames of War
Videos of military hardware. Share here. (2)
Weasel on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
Modern US infantry Squad in ACU (3)
Amalric on Modern Gallery
Next of Kin movie good gaming ideas (3)
piper909 on Modern Scenarios
Pre-painted modern figures? (10)
agoodall on Modern Discussion (1946 to 2004)
Khurasan: pre-teen and teen survivors (11)
khurasanminiatures on Zombies
Zombicide - play area question (6)
Darrell B D Day on Zombies
Nam era Huey paint schemes (5)
Texas Grognard on Modern Painting Guides

Monday
15 December

Isis: the inside story (7)
Tango01 on Modern Media
Embedding With the Women Who Are Kicking ISIS Ass
Tango01 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
A Desert War on ISIS, Fought From a Floating City (3)
Tango01 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
Review of Hill 488 by Hildreth and Sasser (3)
Blake Walker on Modern Media
Future Russian Attack Submarines to Keep ... (12)
Tango01 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
DARPA Is Developing A Self Guiding .50 Caliber Bullet (2)
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Free Sources for US Cold War Field Manuals? (3)
Mako11 on Modern Media
No-Bugs-Land (7)
tsofian on Zombies
Another Space Race? (6)
skippy0001 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
French soldiers' view of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan (43)
Flashman14 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
A quick review of a WWII book, The War That Never Was (3)
Mike G on Cold War (1946-1989)
Islamist rebels kill 10 Somali soldiers.
Tango01 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
About 300 Chinese said fighting alongside Islamic... (17)
Tango01 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
Rebels capture key Idlib army bases.
Tango01 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
Around 1,300 Killed In Ukraine Since Ceasefire
Tango01 on Ultramodern (2004-2014)
Vietnam: ANZACs vs PAVN battle report (7)
indierockclimber on Modern Battle Reports
Worse than a Defeat (3)
Tango01 on Modern Media
Spaceship X Kickstarter terrain (5)
Tango01 on Zombies
update - North Star, Hasslefree, and Artizan figs (2)
Oiler72 on Modern Gallery
Blog update - Fate of a Nation battle report (4)
Oiler72 on Modern Battle Reports
December 15 Daily Deal-Novus Design (9)
Novus Design Studio on Flames of War

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