Jaws of the Dragon

Jaws of the Dragon is a brigade level wargame of a US-China war happening tomorrow. It can be played by 2-200 people and is just as much a game as it is a toolbox, ready to have new rules, units, and capabilities added or modified.

General Information
Rulebook, Order of Battle, Reinforcement Sheet, Missile and Supply Tracker Sheets, Space Capabilities, Unit Handout, optional United States Nuclear Handout and Strategic Nuclear Rules for strategic nuclear play.

Cyberattack Capabilities – Contains capabilities for United States, China, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Canada, United Kingdom, and France.

Operations Map – Full-size (non-standard print size) or Top and Bottom (each A0 Size), Air Map (A1 Size), Taiwan Map (A2 size).

Physical Counters
Color Counters, Black and White Counters – Sized for 2cm wooden blocks, using printer label paper, they will need to be cut out and stickered. Budget 1 hour to cut out and sticker blocks per sheet.

Taiwan Blockade Scenario
Briefings: General, Intelligence, United States, China, Taiwan, Japan, Joint Task Force (Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, France, Canada), Philippines, Vietnam, Press.

If you choose to use the Taiwan Blockade Scenario, see this paper for how long Taiwan could hold out: Taiwan Airlift Paper.

Digital Game Boards
Operations Map, Air Map, Taiwan Map, Missile Tracker, Counter Sheet (these may not properly open in Powerpoint, but will import correctly into Google Sheets). All of the boards already have the units set up for the Blockade scenario.

A digital version of all the Counters for the game.

Backend Information
This Order of Battle to Units document shows how I arrived at the units from the Order of Battle and how I calculated the combat power of land units via their subcomponents from various sources.

I was commissioned to write this wargame for Kings College London Crisis Simulations and have since run it for the the Wargaming and Conflict Simulation: Principles and Practice course in the Department of War Studies at Kings College London and the Global China Studies Society at University College London.