[Forum Game] Graveyard of Empires

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Hello and welcome to the Graveyard of Empires. It is September, 1988, and the Soviet withdrawal from their costly and exhausting campaign to back the PDPA government of Afghanistan is in full swing, its first phase already completed. Many political and military spectators, from Islamabad to Washington DC, expect an imminent collapse of the socialist regime. As mujahidin rebel groups in all parts of the country prepare for a final battle for the control of the isolated and besieged populated centers of the country, it is according to these analysts only a matter of time until the final Soviet troops are humiliatingly thrown out of Afghanistan. But even in these hard times, the government of Mohammad Najibullah can rely on a large, robust and well-equipped military bolstered by various ad hoc formations of local gendarmerie and militias. Together with Soviet military advisors, the Afghan military leadership is confident in repelling the expected enemy offensive, as Gorbachev has promised Kabul extensive military aid and financial support even after withdrawal. However clear rifts are starting to unfold within the regime, as a policy of national reconciliation promoted by Najibullah with Soviet backing certainly hasn't matched expectations, and the old Khalq-Parchim factionalism still plagues the halls of the socialist government. Meanwhile the mujahidin warlords train their troops, equip them with new equipment bankrolled by Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and devout Muslim benefactors. The lion of Panjshir is poised to show his strength once again, and the pious mujahids of Hekmatyar and Khalis prepare to show their Pakistani backers their true power. The international political situation is also precarious, the Pakistani strongman Zia-ul-Haq has just lost his life, the Iranian Islamist revolutionaries have thwarted an Iraqi attempt at containment and there is serious trouble brewing in the Soviet sphere of influence and in the very heart of the Communist empire. The human cost of the war has been staggering and an UN report just released states the war has reduced Afghanistan "to the status of one of the poorest, least developed countries." It remains to be seen if the latest phase of the civil war in the spectacularly beautiful mountainous country will draw new empires to meet their fate.

So what am I even supposed to do?

This game will be a combination of the very well known political games around on this forum, as well as a more military-focused gameplay. The closest example and my inspiration is Dutchbag’s Ultramememar. In short, the objective of the rebels is to seize Kabul, and the objective of the PDPA government is to, obviously, survive the incoming onslaught. Political maneuvering and international overtures will be almost as important as actual tactical and strategic military decisions. Afghanistan is a diverse country with multiple religious, ethnic and political groups, so there's plenty of room for possible influencing and alienation.

But what about the stats?

If you thought this would be a nation-building game, you are in the wrong thread, kiddo. Here we break things, so no stats save for military ones. These will be delivered to the players in command of said formations.

So, how about my orders?

You will PM me a maximum of 250 words a turn. Make them count, and please do not test trying send me more. Clarity and formatting will be appreciated and possibly rewarded. A single turn will be three months in-game. This includes requests of intelligence information.

How do I sign up?

Pick an interesting character (either historical or fictional), who is an important member of the PDPA, an opposition and mujahidin group or of the Afghan military and affiliated militias. Obviously fictional characters won’t start as commanders of anything too big and influential, but can easily fight their way there in a couple of turns. If you pick a more, let’s say controversial, character; try to not break any forum rules, please. For the first day of signups I reserve the right to choose the applicant I deem the most able to RP as a certain character, after that it's free game.

Is there an IRC channel?

Yes, #TA on coldfront

When will this start?

Soon

Please note that the GM doesn't condone jihadism, communism or some other such ideology.
 
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Turn 1 – September 1988

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General Secretary of PDPA, President of Afghanistan, Mohammad Najibullah (Bonecracker(NL)/Dutchbag)
Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Mohammad Hasan Sharq (OPEN)
Minister of State Security, Ghulam Faruq Yaqubi (Terraferma)
Minister of Interior, Mohammad Gulabzoy (OPEN)
Minister of Communications, Mohammad Aslam Watanjar (LatinKaiser)
Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Sultan Ali Keshtmand (OPEN)

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Chief of Army Staff, Minister of Defense, Shahnawaz Tanai (Julius Maximus)
Commander of Afghan Air Force, Abdul Qadir Aqa (Shynka)
Commander of 53rd Jowjani Infantry Division, Abdul Rashid Dostum (King50000)
Commander of 4th Herati Corps, Abdul Wahid Baba Jan (Korona)
Commander of Jalalabad elements of 11th Infantry Division, Nur ul-Haq Ulumi (Arrowfiend)
Commander of 8th Infantry Division, Central Corps, Mohammad Nabi Azimi (KF25)
Commander of Bagram Garrison, Mohammed Zafar Khan (Corman50)
Commander of Baghlan Ismaili Sarandoy, Sayed Jafar Naderi (MastahCheef117)
Commander of Hairatan Sarandoy, Abdul Momim (OPEN)
Commander of pro-government Achakzai tribal militia in Kandahar, Ismatullah Muslim (OPEN)

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Leader of Gulbuddinist faction, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (Noco19)
Leader of Khalist faction, Mohammad Yunus Khalis (Kho)
Khalist Mujahedin commander in Kabul, Abdul Haq (BlackCrown)
Khalist Mujahedin commander in Paktia, Jalaluddin Haqqani (OPEN)

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Leader of Jamiat e-Islami, Burhanuddin Rabbani (aedan777)
Party Mujahidin Commander, Ahmad Shah Massoud (baboushreturns)
Mujahedin Commander in Herat, Mohammad Ismail Khan (OPEN)
Mujahedin Commander in Northern Afganistan, Atta Muhammad Nur (OPEN)
Mujahedin Commander in Southern Afganistan, Mullah Naqib (OPEN)

Minor Mujahedin Groups

Leader of Harakat e-Inghilab, Mohammad Nabi Mohammadi (Shebedaone)
Leader of Mahaz-e Milli, Sayyid Ahmed Gailani (Rolman99)
Commander of Mahaz-e Milli Mujahedin, Abdul Rahim Wardak (Dadarian)
Commander of Mahaz-e Milli Mujahedin near Shindand, Vali Farah Yousef (Mikkel Glahder)
Leader of Ittihad-e Islami, Abdul Rasul Sayyaf (Cleeque)

Shiite Mujahedin Groups

Co-leader of Al-Nasr, Abdul Ali Mazari (etranger01)
Leader of Revolutionary Council of Islamic Unity of Afghanistan, Sayyid Ali Beheshti (OPEN)
Leader of Islamic Movement of Afghanistan, Muhammad Asif Mohseni (OPEN)
Commander of Islamic Movement of Afghanistan Mujahedin, Sayed Hussein Anwari (tyriet)

Other Resistance Groups

Leader of Movement for Popular Revolution, Sayyid Abdul Noor (sealy300)
Leader of Society for the Call to the Quran, Jamil al-Rahman (Maxwell500)
 
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GM: Feel free to start signing up, you know the drill. Signups last for the first 24 hours, after an initial allocation based on those you can just grab what you want.
 

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Name: Sayyid Abdul Noor Nom de guerre: Arensetw Ma'ew (ارنستو مائو)
Born: Not known, 30-40 years old
Ethnicity: Persian
Bio: Not much is known about
Affiliation: Jenbesh-Azada-Mhebweb*, part of Settam-e-Melli.
(جنبش آزادی محبوب, Movement for Popular Revolution)

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Ideology: [proto] Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Foco Theory, Naxhilitism.
Religion: Secularism, Radical atheism [faction]
Ethnicity: De Jure pluralist, de facto anti-Pashtun supremacy
Leader: Arensetw Ma'ew
Size: 20,000 Fighting men and women; with 100,000 loyal supporters.
AoO: Badakhshan, Nuristan, Takhar, Kumar
Foreign supporters: The Peoples' Republic of China, The Republic of Cuba, Peoples' Republic of Albania, Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea, Socialist Republic of Romania, Union of Iranian Communists [Sarbedaran], Communist Party of Nepal [Masal], Central Organisation Committee of the Communist Party of India.
 
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