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Maneuver Warfare in a Static Siege?

Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble (Legion Games, 2014) depicts a classic siege in the last gasp of the French Indochina War in 1954.  Given…

Started by Eric Walters

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Older Out Of Print Board Wargames Teaching Maneuver Warfare

In this discussion thread we hope to cover a few of the older board wargames that still do a terrific job of teaching maneuver warfare.  So…

Started by Eric Walters

3 on Tuesday
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Getting Started in Historical Board Wargaming

Here are a few resources for those just getting started! "On Board: Getting Started in Board Wargaming" by Wargamer.com "Guide: Wargames Fo…

Started by Eric Walters

0 on Monday

Wargames Teaching OODA Loop Competition--Multiman Publishing

There aren't that many games that explicitly illustrate how a faster OODA Loop/Decision Cycle can create battlefield advantage.  One game…

Started by Eric Walters

1 on Sunday
Reply by Eric Walters

Squad Leader (and similar games) as a tool for creating tactical decision games (TDGs) and free wargames

In the early 1980s, when I was serving on active duty and a great enthusiast for the Squad Leader franchise, I used the scenarios, boards,…

Started by Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson

2 Jul 11
Reply by Eric Walters

Wargaming and Military Culture: Education and Cohesion-Building

Attached are both a PowerPoint and PDF version of this presentation, given at the Marine Corps Training and Education Command (TECOM) "Reju…

Started by Eric Walters

0 Jul 11

Wargames Teaching Surfaces and Gaps, Dilemmas, As Well As Main Effort--ASL Starter Kits

Just about every wargame out there teaches this, so it becomes a matter of deciding between complexity/ease to learn, time to play, and exp…

Started by Eric Walters

0 Jul 10

Gaming Maneuver Warfare in COIN?

I finally acquired this gem of a game (thank you, Nadir Elfarra!) which replaces my old beat-up copy of SPI's Grunt!  Both these titles are…

Started by Eric Walters

3 Jul 10
Reply by Brian Train

The Death of Synchronization (When Playing Wargames)

Back in the early days of commercial board wargaming, players had perfect control over their unit counters, who could seemingly magically a…

Started by Eric Walters

1 Jul 10
Reply by Eric Walters

Focus on MCDP 1-2 Campaigning

If Marines pride themselves on "Winning Battles and Making Marines" as their primary institutional purpose, why then did they publish the…

Started by Eric Walters

0 Jul 10

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