Soviet-Afghan War

On Christmas Eve, 1979, Soviet paratroopers seized the airports at Bagram and Kabul. Three days later, motorized infantry of the Soviet 40th Army crossed the border into the deserts and mountains of Afghanistan. The following nine years saw a fierce guerilla war as the Soviets with their communist Afghan allies battled the Muslim rebels, the Mujahideen. It was a war of small units and small unit leaders and one the Soviets were not prepared to fight. Now you can plan an ambush against a Soviet convoy or try to take a mountain redoubt from the Mujahideen with support from Hind helicopters and T-62 tanks.

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  • 57 stand alone scenarios
  • 3 campaigns
  • 39 unique maps ranging in size from 1900 hexes to 59,000 hexes.

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  • Players control squads or fire teams of men, individual leaders and individual vehicles in a variety of conditions.
  • Based on a tried and true turn-based platform using 40 meter hexes and an intuitive interface allowing players to use a combination of mouse clicks, menu commands and hot keys to control their units.
  • Views are in two levels of 2D
  • Supports play against the computer AI as well as two-player Play-By-E-Mail.

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  • Game Coordinator: Rich Hamilton
  • Scenario Maps: Dave "Blackie" Blackburn, Rich Hamilton, Mike Cox, Ozgur Budak
  • Orders of Battle: Ozgur Budak, Mike Cox, Jeff Conner
  • Scenario Designers: Ozgur Budak, Mike Cox, Jeff Conner, Joao Lima
  • Playtesters: Atle Jenssen, Joao Lima, Jeff Conner, Greg Coleman, Nik Butler, Bob Bannerman
  • Historical Background Documentation: Jeff Conner

System Requirements

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10
Processor: 1 GHz
Disk Space: 1 GB
Memory: 1 GB

Soviet-Afghan War is available for sale at the John Tiller Software Store.