Bloody Dawns: The Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988
Bloody Dawns: The Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988 (2017)


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. Each turn represents four months of real time and is divided into two phases; one for the player who has the initiative and one for the other player (see the Sequence of Play in the Chart). The cards constitute the driving mechanism of the game, allowing for the movement of units, offensives or replacements, generating specific events, and influencing combat resolution. Each copy of Bloody Dawns is composed of the following: One 17 by 22 inch point-to-point map One sheet of 98 die cut counters One deck of 54 game cards One 12 page illustrated full color rules book One Players' Aid Sheet Scenarios cover the beginning, mid and late war periods, as well as a full campaign game.

Point to Point Movement
Modern Warfare
Campaign \/ Battle Card Driven
Dice Rolling
Action Points
High Flying Dice Games
Pierre Razoux
90 - 300