Author Archives: Rex Brynen
Connections North, a one day mini-conference on professional wargaming, will be held in Ottawa on Monday, 22 February 2016. Additional details can be found at PAXsims.
The first ever “game lab” at the 2012 Connections interdisciplinary wargaming conference focused on humanitarian assistance/disaster relief operations, with participants divided into groups to discuss how they might game HA/DR operations during the 2010 Haiti earthquake. During those sessions Brant … Continue reading
At PAXsims we recently posted a long discussion of women and professional wargaming, drawing upon the insights of women working in the field. You’ll find the discussion here.
“Matrix games” ares a free-form, umpired alternative to more rigid, rules-based wargames, first pioneered by Chris Engle In such games players take turns making an argument about what they wish to do, why they believe they would be successful, and what effects … Continue reading
Two reports on the recent Connections UK interdisciplinary wargaming conference are now available on PAXsims: Situation Report Final Report UPDATE: The full conference details (including presentations, biographies, and audio recordings of some sessions) are now available here on the Connections … Continue reading
A series of reports from the recent Connections 2014 interdisciplinary wargaming conference have been posted at PAXsims. If any others appear elsewhere let me know, and I’ll add them to this list: Connections 2014 – a first report (Rex Brynen—PAXsims) Connections 2014 … Continue reading
Australia is to get its own Connections interdisciplinary wargaming conference, to be held to be held at the University of Melbourne on 8-9 December 2014. You’ll find the preliminary details here.
A summary of some of the wargaming panels and presentations from the 82nd annual Military Operations Research Society symposium (16-19 June 2014) can be found at the PAXsims blog: Not-quite-live from MORS 82 MORS 82 summary – Day 1 MORS 82 Summary … Continue reading
Following on from the very successful Israel vs Iran wargame compendium and North Korea wargame compendium, I have also put together a short list of wargames set in recent or contemporary Ukraine (hosted this time at PAXsims).
After the success of the long-running Connections professional wargaming conference in the US, and with Connections UK now entering its second year, Todd Mason has sent around an announcement asking if there would be sufficient interest to convene a Connections Australia conference or workshop … Continue reading