Sunday, 14 February 2016

Matrix games at the US Army War College

A very interesting blog entry appeared on Rex Brynen’s PAXsims blog last week.


It concerned the use of Matrix Games at the US Army War College, and as I was involved in the early developments of Matrix Games twenty years ago, I was particularly interested to see how much the concept has now moved into the mainstream of military wargaming.


To read this blog entry, please click here. Please note that the views expressed in this blog entry are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Note:
Rex Brynen is a Professor in the Political Science faculty at McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada. One of his research interests is professional political-military wargaming, including conflict, peace-building, and development simulation.

6 comments:

  1. Peter Ball,

    I was intrigued to see that this style of wargaming - which was denigrated and reviled by some wargamers when it first came out - has now become mainstream.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  2. I've always wanted to play in a Matrix game since reading the 'Save Gordon' one many years ago in Wargames Illustrated (when it was worth the price of entry) but have yet to.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  3. Pete.,

    I still have the figures that I used when I put on SAVE GORDON at SALUTE back in the day when the show was still being held in Kensington Town Hall.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  4. Interesting! Especially in the light of more recent developments in the Middle East. It would be fascinating - though probably ultimately frustrating - the play the present dog's breakfast as a matrix game!

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  5. Archduke Piccolo,

    I understand that the situation may well have been explored already using this gaming technique.

    All the best,

    Bob

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