Many small-brained armchair generals totally misunderstand war. Naturally, they have an even harder time dealing with insurgencies. From commenters on Funker videos to folks making Men of War mods where you can fight (as) ISIS, they really can’t grasp asymetric warfare. Most games aren’t suited to it – insurgents don’t really have a base like in CnC Generals. Afghanistan ’11, however, is just the game about fighting these asymetric wars. And with the Royal Marines DLC, we get to throw the Queen’s Own Royal Marines at Operation Bomb Useless Dirt.
Back when the USA used to launch surgical strikes against countries that did something wrong instead of just getting into unwinnable grind of Operation Bomb Useless Dirt, they had trading cards for Operation Desert Storm. Ah, the days when high-tech war meant laser guided bombs going into the chimney of an Iraqi defense ministry instead of using drones to defeat Christendom’s greatest enemy: Afghani weddings. A Something Awful goon found a trove of Desert Storm cards and you can follow his adventures in this thread.