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Tango0106 Oct 2017 3:46 p.m. PST

…and the trade-off between realism and simplicity.

Of possible interest?



evilgong06 Oct 2017 6:56 p.m. PST

Many thanks

An interesting read and a useful study of wargames 1770-1830.

If nothing else it made me curious about Opitz' 1806 game – I wonder if it is easily available.

Of course there's a whole stream of wargame theory that says playablity and realism are not mutually exclusive and you need to re-calibrate your thinking about such things.

For an academic article the author might have made a stab at defining 'playability' given it's a core concept in his work.

David F Brown

Tango0107 Oct 2017 10:48 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


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