Author Archives: Rex Brynen

About Rex Brynen

Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University.

Connections UK 2014

The dates for Connections UK 2014 have now been announced: 2-4 September 2014, at King’s College London. Further details will follow on the Connections UK website.

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Connections UK conference report

An overview of the recent Connections UK interdisciplinary wargaming conference can be found here (Day 1) and here (Day 2) at PAXsims. The various conference presentations will be posted soon are now available at the Connections UK website.

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Did you miss Connections 2013?

Well, you can find an after action review at PAXsims, courtesy of Devin Hayes Ellis (ICONS Project).

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Presentations on wargaming from Virtual MORS 81.1

This year MORS has offered a “virtual” symposium, part of which is unclassified and includes (*gasp*) foreigners. Two of those presentations directly addressed professional wargaming, and have been summarized at PAXsims: Ellie Bartels (and Deirdre Hollingshed) on “Can your game multi-task?” Brian Train on … Continue reading

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Connections 2013 update

The Connections 2013 conference will be held 22-25 July in Dayton Ohio, near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Connections is the only national event dedicated specifically to professional military wargaming. Organized and chaired since its beginning in 1993 by (now retired) … Continue reading

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How humanitarians do it

The Emergency Capacity Building Project—a coalition of some of the world’s largest NGOs involved in disaster response—has a major ongoing project on the use of simulations for enhancing training and preparedness. You’ll find an overview of their work at PAXsims, … Continue reading

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North Korea wargame compendium

Given the success of the previous (and ongoing) Israel vs Iran wargame compendium, I thought it might be a good time to start a similar listing of wargames dealing with a potential future conflict in the Korean peninsula. The listing includes commercial/hobby … Continue reading

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Connections UK

The first Connections UK conference—an offshoot of the original, US-based Connections interdisciplinary wargaming conference—will be held at King’s College London on 3-4 September 2013. Additional details can be found at the Connections UK website.

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Ngram-ing “wargame”

Google’s Ngram feature allows anyone to examine the historical use of a verbal term in printed materials by displaying a frequency graph of that term based on material scanned and stored in Google books. It isn’t perfect as a research … Continue reading

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NDU CASL Lectures on Strategic Gaming

The announcement for the next in CASL’s periodic “Lessons for the Journeyman (or woman) Gamer” lecture series is below (click to enlarge). Please note that the talk will take place on 26 October 2012, not 2013.

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