Attached are both a PowerPoint and PDF version of this presentation, given at the Marine Corps Training and Education Command (TECOM) "Rejuvenating Maneuver Warfare" Workshop 2017-02.  This is slightly modified from the original version given to the Defense First Friday Lunch in Washington D.C. and posted on StrategyPage.com. Check out the speaker notes (for the PDF these are contained in the Comments tab).

Two things struck the audience at the workshop.  The first was that, regarding the educational aspects of wargaming, that one should not take game experience into combat.  While real-world tactics usually work in games, tactics developed in games don't often carry over into the real-world.  That's because games are an imperfect and simplified model of reality.  More importantly, physical fear and danger is missing from the competition.  But there is still a lot in wargaming that will educate the mind--particularly regarding decisionmaking in any kind of environment.

The second thing was how diverse and large the hobby wargame community was.  A number of workshop participants expressed surprise at the Advanced Squad Leader Starter Kit #1 demo that these kinds of commercial wargames even existed.

 

Views: 39

Attachments:

Help Center

Latest Activity

Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read:" Siege of Acre, 1189-1191:Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and the Battle That Decided…"
2 hours ago
Markm1767 posted photos
6 hours ago
Ian Schofield posted a photo

Shiva Group First

The third ever show Shiva was entered into and he won the Hound Group. My wife was thrilled. The…
Wednesday
Nathan posted a video

'The Grand Campaign' [4 - FINAL] - Serbien muss sterbien (2 Nov to 23 Dec - 1914)

'The Grand Campaign, The Battle for Serbia 1914' 1914: Serbien Muss Sterbien [GMT Games 2015] Designer: Michael Resch
Tuesday
Profile IconKevin Strong, Jose Luis Gomez and Kenneth Trout joined ConsimWorld
Monday
Ian Schofield posted a photo

Group 4th

Shiva is very tired after his second dog show of the day.
Monday
Grofaz joined Eric Walters's group
Thumbnail

Gaming Contemporary Tactical Ground Combat

Discuss your favorite games/systems/scenarios covering pre-WWII to hypothetical future tactical…See More
May 17
Jim Millard commented on Brian Blad's group World At War
"Anybody out there have the Compendium Vol. 2 that they want to part with?"
May 17

Events

Members

CSW Related Links

Please be sure to check-out these CSW services.

© 2019   Created by John Kranz.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service