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Tango0130 Nov 2020 3:45 p.m. PST

"‘Wargaming is a powerful tool. I am convinced that it can deliver better understanding and critical thinking, foresight, genuinely informed decision making and innovation. It allows those involved to experiment and learn from the experiences in a safe to fail environment'.

In late 2017, Headquarters Forces Command hosted a Wargaming Conference with the aim of re-invigorating wargaming as a skill within the Australian Army. The need had been identified in the lessons learned from the HAMEL series over a number of years; the Australian Army was recognising that the wargaming skills of its officers and soldiers had languished in recent years. The Australian Army was not alone in this realisation, in 2014 the United States Department of Defense funded a program to revitalise analytical wargaming through the conduct of tabletop exercises, seminars, workshops and turn based wargames.[2] Additionally, in 2017, the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence released the Wargaming Handbook to ‘reinvigorate wargaming in defence' and to ‘restore it as part of their DNA'.

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Cardinal Ximenez30 Nov 2020 5:23 p.m. PST

"The first rule of wargaming is that you don't talk about wargaming."

saltflats192930 Nov 2020 10:04 p.m. PST

I thought it was you fought about what "scale" meant.

arthur181501 Dec 2020 3:32 a.m. PST

Or the difference between 'game' and 'simulation'!

Tango0101 Dec 2020 12:16 p.m. PST



CAPTAIN BEEFHEART01 Dec 2020 5:34 p.m. PST

…never mind basing.

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