Wargame themed cartoon on the latest Afghanistan debacle

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Wargame themed cartoon on the latest Afghanistan debacle

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Here is a link to wargame themed cartoon on the latest Afghanistan debacle, which I was going to post on the Chain of Command 'Fighting Season' discussion, but I decided to post it here, because it is about the historical setting rather than the (still unpublished and possibly never to be published) wargames rules.
https://www.spectator.co.uk/illustratio ... art-again-

Risk: Afghanistan Edition.
Rules: ‘Play for 30 years. Give up. Reset all pieces to original positions. Start again.’
The Spectator 10 Sep 2021.

I've never played Risk, but I've heard bad reports. More positively, I've heard good reports about 'A Distant Plain' from the COIN series of boardgames by Volko Ruhnke:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/127 ... tant-plain
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A Distant Plain is very good, as are most of the COIN series of games.
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I've always felt ADP is the best Coin game if you're after thematic richness. Every faction feels motivated to play a certain way and every subsystem just fits. There's a grid at the end of the rule book showing how each faction is able to employ checks and balances on each other faction in unique ways across various axis' and that's where I think the genius of this game's design is clearly illustrated!

And yeah, real life turned out to have a much wilder ending than even this game could predict.

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