The Iran-Iraq War

Bloody Dawns: The Iran-Iraq War is a two-player grand strategic level card driven wargame depicting the struggle between Iraq and Iran from September 1980 to August 1988. This terrible confrontation between Saddam Hussein and Ayatollah Khomeini drastically changed the geopolitical balance of power in the Gulf and was the last Total War of the 20th Century. Its events still shape and influence those of today.

As a grand strategic card driven game with boxes, instead of hexagons, and for 4 month turns. The card driven system maintains suspense and obliges the players to coordinate carefully their actions.

Bloody Dawns : the Iran-Iraq War is designed by Pierre Razoux. He is also the author of The Iran-Iraq War, published by Belknap Press in 2015. Since 2012, he has been the Research Director at the Strategic Research Institute of the Military School (IRSEM) in Paris.

The game contains three eight turn scenarios:  
   · Saddam's Qadisiya, Iraq invades Iran
   · The Mullahs Strike Back, Iran invades Iraq
   · In God We Believe, Total War between Iran and Iraq
And the campaign game, Bloody Dawns, covering the entire conflict.

Game contents:
One 1
7" x 22" map | 98, double-sided and die cut unit counters and markers | One, 54 card Action and Event Deck| One rule book

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Contributors to High Flying Dice Games: Paul Rohrbaugh, Tim Allen, Antonio Pinar Pena, Nils Johansson, Perry Moore, Pieter-Jan deWilde, Roberto Chiavini, John Theissen, Mark H. Sheppard, Ilya Kudriashov and Pierre Razoux

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Operation Blücher
May-June, 1918

Breakout to Paris depicts the third German Aisne offensive. It followed Operation Michel in March. General Erich Ludendorff was determined to win the war, and these offensives were Germany's last attempts. Ludendorff’s earlier Operation Michel was a near catastrophe for the Allies and Operation Blücher would be just as dire and another German near miss with the German offensive ending within hours of reaching Paris.

Some historians claim the two American divisions timely arrival saved Paris from calamity. The German offensive within a period of a few days had created a huge bulge and gained over 35 miles and had taken 50,000 Allied prisoners.

Game contents:
Two 11
" x 17" maps | 380, unit counters and markers | One Player Aid Sheet | One rule book

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Operation Fredericus
May 12-25, 1942

Currently in the production queue.  Ownership of Baiting the Bear is required to play Springing the Trap.



Battle of Teruel
December 15, 1937

This mini-game is currently in the production queue.

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September's Eagles

The first Thompson Trophy contest was a six lap race about a course marked by three pylons. As planes became increasingly more powerful and fast, and the numbers of attendees grew by thousands each year, the length and challenge of the race also increased. Nearly each year the number of pylons and size of the race course, as well as the number of laps, were increased. The risk and toll on planes and pilots also rose. From the very first in Cleveland, air racing was marked as the most dangerous of all sports.

September's Eagles recreates the excitement of the Golden Age of Air Racing. The game is for 2-4 players with an Action Card Deck using interactive play to fly the airplanes and wreak havoc among the other players.

Game contents:
54 card Action Deck | 33 Pilot Cards | 36 Plane Cards | 22" x 34" racing map | 36 Plane tokens and various game markers | 16 page Racing Program | 20 page illustrated Rule Book | 4 Player Mats

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