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POLL: Wargames Rules Little Changed Since the 1960s?


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Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP writes:

If anything, I'd say the paradign is the complete opposite. C3 "difficulties" are all the rage and most designs I see include them in some form or another.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
I agree
19
12%
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I disagree
131
80%
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no opinion
14
9%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
Writing in Slingshot magazine, editor Richard Taylor writes about what is holding back progress in game design:
To my mind, the problem lies perhaps with the way that the toy soldiers themselves have tied wargaming into a paradigm little changed since the 60s, which emphasizes micro-management and deterministic, geometrical manouevre, along with excessive stress on armour and weapon systems, at the expense of command and control, command decisions, and human factors.
Do you agree that the wargaming paradigm is little changed from the 1960s?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.