Category Archives: Community Development

Discussion of things that relate to growing the community of wargamers and introducing new members to it.

Connections UK AAR

I was privileged to participate as a panelist on “Wargaming for Innovation” this past week at King’s College in London. A wonderful set of AAR’s on the “Civil War in Binni” mega-game and the full conference are available on Rex … Continue reading

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Battle of Jutland Centennial #2

The Naval War College put on the truly historical Jutland game – using a version of the actual 1916 war College rules. Over at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, as the kickoff game in our Historic Naval Battles series, we … Continue reading

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Connections 2016 Registration Open

This blog had its origins in the Connections Interdisciplinary Wargaming Conference, an annual event which is held each summer to bring together practitioners from every segment of the wargaming community to share with and learn from one another.  To read … Continue reading

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GrogHeads Reviews Zones of Control: Perspectives on Wargaming

GrogHeads Reviews Zones of Control: Perspectives on Wargaming excerpt “Do you need to buy this book?” is the ultimate question.  Unless you’re a single-track wargamer, who eats, sleeps, breathes, and lives & dies with one type of game – tabletop … Continue reading

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The Battle to Teach Wargaming

In a War on the Rocks piece a couple of weeks ago Dr. Jim Lacy  recounts the travails and successes of using wargaming as a teaching tool in his Marine Corps War College classes. It caused a bit of a dust up … Continue reading

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The Connections Conference updated website is LIVE

The NEW and IMPROVED Connections Conference website is now available! The link to the registration page for this years conference at NDU 27-30 July is up, and details such as the conference hotel and preliminary agenda can be found there! … Continue reading

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Another can of worms…mailing list, Blog or forum…which do you prefer?

In preperation of a forum for another project I came upon  www.proboards.com a free hosting site for forums. As I was making one up for that project, I made one to accompany this site and the “coming soon” new Connections … Continue reading

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