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30 Jul 2022 11:02 p.m. PST
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Tango0130 Jul 2022 9:25 p.m. PST

"Educational wargaming is increasingly prevalent in the pedagogical toolkit but remains concentrated at the higher levels of Professional Military Education (PME). Advanced PME institutions like the U.S. Army War College and the Marine Corps War College are admirably expanding game-based learning in their curricula. In contrast, educational wargaming remains generally underdeveloped and underutilized in the operational force. The majority of educational wargaming is confined to the classroom, far removed from frontline units. At the tactical edge, wargaming is generally limited to the military planning process and course of action analysis (PDF). The rare employment of educational wargaming within tactical units is episodic and limited in scope. Thus, to systemically reap the dividends of educational wargaming, the Joint Force should aim to reestablish the tradition of educational wargaming within tactical units. Success depends on senior leadership support in the form of institutional funding and enduring partnerships with wargaming organizations…"

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Legion 431 Jul 2022 12:44 p.m. PST

We participated in a number of wargames on tables dealing with our units in the Cold War.

Tango0131 Jul 2022 11:27 p.m. PST

Who usually won…? (smile)


Legion 401 Aug 2022 6:26 a.m. PST

One unit from our Bde was the OPFOR[Russian/WP, Central American Insuregents, etc.] … the other unit from our Bde were US/NATO Forces …

I even got to command our Mech Heavy Bde in one exercise at Ft. Bragg, NC. With the 82d & 10th Mtn.
I was a very senior CPT. old fart The Bde Cmd figured I was capable enough not to Bleeped text up things too much ! We won !!!!

Tango0101 Aug 2022 3:15 p.m. PST



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