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Raid on Iran: Player Aids

Charts, Rules, Custom Counters

Raid on Iran - Player Aids
by Mark D.  *  30-Jun-2011

Player Aid Sheet

This Player Aid Sheet allows for tracking of the following important Raid on Iran information:

Raid on Iran is a two player game simulating the U.S. attempt to rescue American hostages who were being held by the newly formed Islamic Republic of Iran after the ouster of the U.S.-backed Shah of Iran. The real rescue attempt ended tragically and unsuccessfully in the deserts of Iran without ever having even come close to the location of the hostages. A series of unfortunate events left 8 American service men dead and an insufficient number of operational helicopters to proceed with the mission. A decision was made to call the mission off, and everyone packed up and headed home. The subject matter was quite topical at the time of publication, when the hostage crisis was still in the news headlines but, sadly, it’s still topical today as the United States and Iran are no closer to reconciliation now than in 1980.

  • Game Turn – Pretty basic thing to keep track of. Now you have a place to do it.
  • Hostage Counters – Track the contents of all 10 hostage counters.
  • U.S. Helicopter Chart – Scheduled arrival turn, Turn called, Arrival Turn #, Total Turns Hovering, Hits, Disabled?, Out of Play? All the important stuff you need to track about your helicopters.
  • Iranian and U.S. Victory Point Schedules – Keep track of victory points earned/lost.
  • Other Info – U.S. Special Advantage chosen, Iranian Special Advantage chosen, Turn Iranian Sentries Alerted, Hostages Killed/Executed, Commandos/Crew Killed, Satchel Charges Used, etc.

Click to download Raid on Iran Player Aid Sheet in PDF format.

Custom Counters

I’ve also created custom counters that I believe are more functional.

  • Each Iranian militant unit, hostage counter and “dummy” counter has an Iranian Flag on its reverse side.
  • Each U.S. unit now has a reverse side that indicates if the unit has Moved or Fired for the turn. This is a more reliable way of keeping track as opposed to rotating the unit 90 degrees.
  • The U.S. now has separate and distinct counters for Air Crews and Wounded Soldiers. Now you no longer have to mix the wounded commandos in with the Hostage counters.
  • Each U.S. helicopter now has a reverse side that shows it is “Disabled”.

Click to download Custom Counter Sheet #1 and Custom Counter Sheet #2 in PDF format.

Rules in PDF Format

Contains the full basic game rules, Charts & Tables, About This Game, Historical Notes, and new Player Aid Sheet. Note that this document does NOT yet include the rules for the alternate “What’s Sauce for the Goose…” scenario. We’ll eventually get that transcribed and PDF’d as well, and will publish it when we do.

Click to download Raid on Iran Rules in PDF format.