We're pretty proud of our game Fighting the Islamic State, released back in late 2015 well before the events occuring there today (the recapture of Mosul and the imminent fall of Al Raqqah, as well as US-Russian hostilities) had happened. The rules have held up well. But the Kurds have been allowed a longer leash than we originally predicted, so a rules change is in order:


Changes and Additions to Rules

Fighting the Islamic State


1. Kurdish units in Syria are not required to remain adjacent to their home areas when entering areas marked on the map with an ISIS faction symbol.


Designer Note. In the Spring of 2017, Kurdish units began moving on Al Raqqah, the "capital" of ISIS.  The game's rules had previously restricted the Kurds to their own purple areas, or adjacent.