Ownership of the Falkland Islands has always been a hotly contested issue between the governments of Argentina and Great Britain. Argentina had claimed the islands since 1820, but the British actually occupied the islands from 1833 onwards. On March 26th, 1982 the Argentinean dictatorship of General Galtieri decided to invade the islands in an operation titled Operación Rosario, not for any true military objective, but simply to save his skin, and the other heavy handed rulers of Argentina. Civil unrest had been steadily growing, inflation was taking its toll on the economy (which was already in shambles), and if the people did not have an external enemy they would soon turn on the junta. Why not take what they had claimed was theirs for all those decades? On April 2nd the war began, with thousands of Argentine troops landing on the Falklands.
The Falklands War: 1982 is what true wargaming is all about; you don't just play history, you learn history (and perhaps even change it). Are you ready for the challenge?