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The Crimea crisis in games

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).

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Looking for Research Papers

If you’ve got folks (or have your own) research papers that examine gamers, gaming, etc from any sort of social science, ethnographic, or sociological perspective, we’d love to see them.  There are all sorts of them out there where students … 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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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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Connections 2013

The 2013 session of the Connections Interdisciplinary Wargaming Conference will be held in Dayton, OH, July 22-25.  In keeping with the challenges of operating in an era of limited resources, this year’s theme is “Enhancing Wargaming Support to Budget Decisions.” As … Continue reading

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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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Dark Guest: Training Games for Cyber Warfare

My apologies for being such a stranger here – end of summer is a busy time for everyone! My daughter is off to Wagner College on Staten Island to begin her 5 year masters program leading to sitting for the … Continue reading

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Shared Documents

I am experimenting with ways to share documents as my skydrive links seem to be having issues…

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Quote of the week:

I will simply say that this quote resonated with me this week 😉 “I have often seen how pathetic those general staff officers are who draw their advice from their own observed data, how indecisive and timid they are to … Continue reading

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