The Megagame of the Iran-Iraq War
By Ben Moores
London - 18th November 2017
approx 70 player roles
Before the 1991 Operation Desert Storm, before the 2003 invasion of Iraq there was the Iran-Iraq war; in the grim darkness of the 1980's there was only war.
This game will cover the Iran-Iraq war which ran from 1980 to 1988. Saddam's Hussein's Ba'athist Iraq versus Ayatollah Khomeini's revolutionary Iran. Saddam invaded a weakened post-revolutionary Iran in order to secure his internal position and establish Iraq as the dominant state in the region. Khomeini's Iran fought back desperately and both countries began a vicious cycle of escalation in order to land the knockout blow.
This megagame will capture the confusion of a fast developing war and demonstrate the difficulties of managing military operations. The game will do this by creating real time pressure through a new approach to turn time and through the use of a structure that conceals enemy force strength and makes friendly force strength uncertain.
A primary goal of the game is to simulate the discussion and tension that came from each side learning about war, and the difficulties of trying to spread that learning to their forces in often dysfunctional organizational structures. Therefore this will be a game about communication, tension and trying to join the dots rather than moving units in hexes and using combat tables.
This is a megagame that explores the conflict through three prisms:
There will also be a Control Team running the
game and playing the role of the myriad of states trying to influence
Ruling council - Heads of the major departments
including; Foreign affairs, Defence acquisition, Domestic Affairs, War
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