Category Archives: Community Development

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

Welcome MORS Wargaming Working Group!

I will post some additional after action info later in the weekend, but the major news for this blog is the connection made between those working the Connection Conference and those working the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Wargaming working … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event on Nuclear Wargaming and Dr. Philip Sabin at the Center for Applied Strategic Learning

CASL is pleased to announce two upcoming events that we believe will be of interest to many of you. On May 2nd, from 1600-1800 we will be holdinng a special session of our Roundtable on Innovation in Strategic Gaming Series … Continue reading

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CASL Lectures on Strategic Gaming – Way of the Wargamer

CASL Lectures on Strategic Gaming

We hope you enjoyour first lecture, Peter Perla’s “Way of the Wargaming”.  Information about the series is also availible on the website.

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More on CASL’s New Lectures on Strategic Gaming Series

As Rex noted below, CASL is launching a new distributed series of Lectures on Strategic Gaming.  This initiative grew out of discussions at last year’s Connections Conference where the Working Group on Professional Development identified a need for more educational programs for … Continue reading

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Peter Perla on “The Way of the Wargamer” at NDU (April 4)

The Center for Applied Strategic Learning at National Defense University is launching their new (virtual) lecture series on strategic gaming on April 4 in the best possible way, with a lecture by Peter Perla on “The Way of the Wargamer.” … Continue reading

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Standing Inside the Outside Box

In his book Empirical Model-Building and Response Surfaces, George Box made the now semi-famous statement “All models are wrong, some are useful.” In summing up mathematical modeling and statistics, this comes about as close to ground truth on the subject … Continue reading

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Overcoming the PolMil Prediction Addiction

(from the intro to a paper I’m writing) The dealer calmly dealt two cards to each of the eight players who sat around the table. I look at my cards and see a pair of queens. My first impulse is … Continue reading

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Previous Connections Briefings

I have uploaded the collection of previous Connections conference briefs that I had handy (2004, 2005 and 2007; I had 2006 but they turned out not to be in the folder labeld such). I have uploaded them to a Microsoft Skydrive … Continue reading

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Connections 11 AARs

The following are links to the AARs from Connections 11:  Rex Brynen: http://paxsims.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/connections-2011-aar/ Matthew Kirschenbaum: http://www.playthepast.org/?p=1819 Brian Train: http://ltmurnau.livejournal.com/237527.html (hat tip to Skip Cole) (adding the link from Skip’s coment to the main article…and modified per the comment by Brant) … Continue reading

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The Case for Print

The discussion regarding a professional journal for wargaming is an interesting one. Rex Brynen makes cogent points about the logistics of having a refereed journal dedicated to the practice of wargaming. Having been assistant editor of such a journal in … Continue reading

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