Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson
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Eric Walters replied to Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson's discussion Squad Leader (and similar games) as a tool for creating tactical decision games (TDGs) and free wargames in the group Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers
"Here is an old article about Steve Deflethsen's use of Advanced Squad Leader Code of Bushido to train his Marines prior to the ground war in OPERATION DESERT STORM.  This was originally printed in Heat of Battle's Recon...by Fire!…"
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Eric Walters replied to Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson's discussion Squad Leader (and similar games) as a tool for creating tactical decision games (TDGs) and free wargames in the group Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers
"Bruce, think we'd all want to hear about how this works out!  Looking forward to it!"
Jan 12
Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson replied to Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson's discussion Squad Leader (and similar games) as a tool for creating tactical decision games (TDGs) and free wargames in the group Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers
"I am about to begin experimenting with the use of games using with present-day (post 2001) scenarios as "free war games." I will report on this on this site, and on "The Military Instructor" as well."
Jan 11
Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson replied to Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson's discussion Squad Leader (and similar games) as a tool for creating tactical decision games (TDGs) and free wargames in the group Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers
"This is splendid.  Thank you so much for the post, as well as for the article."
Nov 15, 2017
Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson and Alan Hastings are now friends
Nov 15, 2017
Eric Walters replied to Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson's discussion Squad Leader (and similar games) as a tool for creating tactical decision games (TDGs) and free wargames in the group Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers
"Brian, you'll be gratified to know that the ASL Starter Kit #1 featured in the article was the game I demonstrated to four Marines at the "Rejuvenating Maneuver Warfare" workshop.  For such an inexpensive package it provides a…"
Jul 11, 2017
Brian Train replied to Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson's discussion Squad Leader (and similar games) as a tool for creating tactical decision games (TDGs) and free wargames in the group Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers
"LCOL Ivor Gardiner, CO 1 Royal Irish, had an article in an issue of British Army Review where he discussed his use of Advanced Squad Leader as a tool for training the junior officers in his battalion in making combat estimates, planning operations…"
Jul 11, 2017
Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson added a discussion to the group Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers
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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, and playing pieces from that game system to simple create tactical decision games (TDGs) for the Marines of my section and free war games to play with my brother officers.  I found this worked very well and, in particular, allowed the players to overcome one of the great obstacles to playing board war games, that of formal rules.I am wondering if anyone has…See More
Jul 11, 2017
Eric Walters left a comment for Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson
"Bruce, consider writing a discussion based on your wargaming demonstration--"How To Create An Educational Wargame."  --Eric"
Jul 11, 2017
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Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers

A group devoted to studying and practicing Marine Corps maneuver warfare doctrine through wargaming.  A place to talk about wargames that best support maneuver warfare practice, networking for online and/or face-to-face sessions, and more.See More
Jul 10, 2017
Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson and Eric Walters are now friends
Jul 10, 2017
Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson is now a member of ConsimWorld
Jul 10, 2017

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
I played SPI games when I was a lad. If memory serves, the first was "Bloody Ridge."
Your favorite game(s):
Squad Leader: Crescendo of Doom
Squad Leader: Cross of Iron
World at War: Stalingrad
World at War: Operation Crusader
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Alas, I am not at present playing a game. :O(
What game(s) have you played recently?
In December of 2016, I designed, organized, and umpired a free Kriegspiel inspired by a wargame run by the British Army in 1907. The scenario called for the dispatch of a "striking force" to assist the Belgian defenders of Antwerp against a "Continental Power."
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
Far too little.
How big is your game collection?
Far too small.
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
We don't have a game club here in Quantico, but we do have a Case Method Club.
About Me
I am a military historian who, for the past ten years, has occupied the Case Method Chair at the Marine Corps University.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
My great passion is the promotion of interactive learning methods within military organizations and, in particular, the US Marine Corps.
Website:
http://casemethodusmc.blogspot.com/

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At 6:37am on July 11, 2017, Eric Walters said…

Bruce, consider writing a discussion based on your wargaming demonstration--"How To Create An Educational Wargame."  --Eric

 
 
 

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