Contents: Map, Rules, play aids. Mini's will be extra.
2025 – THE
The decline in oil prices caused by US shale oil & gas combined
with a shift toward 3D manufacture spurred a major economic recession in oil
exporters (Russia, and the Middle East) and manufacturing (China) which
contributed to significant unrest and economic instability. By 2019, the shift
created obvious winners and losers in the global economy, and brought to the
surface age-old resentments, and fueled ethnic and religious tensions. This brought hard liners to power in the
Russian Federation and China.
Federation: Economic instability has lead to rising tensions among
the ethnically diverse groups in Russia.
Russia’s forceful integration of Ukraine increased hostility with the
West. Russia responded to the West’s
rhetoric and embargos with increasing invasions of territorial air space and
sabre rattling. The West’s success left
Russia with an unlikely ally –China. Promising
China a sphere of influence in the Pacific, Russia set its course towards
crushing Europe while it had one advantage left – military strength.
China: A slow down in
manufacturing has left many factories deserted and many workers idle. An idle workers has fueled dissident ideas
and tensions among ethnic minorities.
The loss of U.S. markets left China looking for new markets in the
burgeoning populations of SE Asia.
Chinese Nationalism has also stirred her territorial ambitions to
reclaim Taiwan, and forever expel the U.S. from the Korean peninsula.
The Middle East: During the last
several years ISIS has increased its hold over the Middle East, creating a
loose caliphate of states and groups claiming allegiance. Unable to field a conventional army due to
ongoing pressure from the US and Europe, they none the less made strides in
Iran and Pakistan, gaining access to nuclear weapons and millions of
converts. In 2020, ISIS delegates
achieved majority in the Pakistani Government.
Border tensions continue to rise with India over the disputed territory
of Kashmir. Now with their Russian
allies prepared to funnel in arms, the Islamic Caliphate is prepared to achieve
its ultimate goals – the collapse of Israel.
War Series: Our Global War series consists of
interconnected games spanning the time period of 1850-2025. Players can play any Global War game
individually, or connect them together in one monster game where victory in one
affects the starting point of the next.
These games consist of both large scale wars (World War I, World War II,
and hypothetical wars in 1985 and 2025), and interwar periods where players
fight limited conflicts. As players
transition from one game to the next, they upgrade units to new models, and
make decisions about how their nation will enter the coming era.