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Forum: Training & Education 09-09-2017
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
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My report on the recent Connections UK...

My report on the recent Connections UK professional wargaming conference can be found here:

Connections UK 2017 Report (https://paxsims.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/connections-uk-2017-report/)

Tom...
Forum: Training & Education 09-11-2016
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
Posted By Rex Brynen
A report on the recent Connections UK...

A report on the recent Connections UK professional wargaming conference at King's College London:


main conference report (https://paxsims.wordpress.com/2016/09/08/connections-uk-2016-aar/) (via...
Forum: Training & Education 08-29-2016
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
Posted By Rex Brynen
wargaming in the (PME) classroom

I've written up a brief report on the recent "wargaming in the classroom" event at the US Army War College, and posted it at PAXsims:
...
Forum: Training & Education 08-15-2016
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
Posted By Rex Brynen
US AWC: Wargaming in the classroom— panel discussion and demo games (27 August 2016)

In an effort to explore the benefits of bringing wargaming into the classroom, the US Army War College's Strategic Simulations Department is conducting a discussion panel and game play event on 27...
Forum: Training & Education 07-06-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 70,491
Posted By Rex Brynen
Connections wargaming conferences

There are several Connections interdisciplinary wargaming conferences being held in various parts of the world this year:

Connections US
9-12 August 2016
Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, AL...
Forum: Training & Education 01-03-2016
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
Posted By Rex Brynen
Sandhurst Kreigsspiel

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst has recently reintroduced manual wargaming into the curriculum—part of a slow renaissance of manual wargaming methods at a few professional military education...
Forum: Training & Education 10-03-2015
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
Posted By Rex Brynen
MORS workshop on professional gaming

The Military Operations Research Society recently held a multi-day workshop on professional wargaming. You'll find an informal summary of the event at PAXsims:

workshop:...
Forum: NGO & Humanitarian 07-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 120,855
Posted By Rex Brynen
Gaming humanitarian assistance/disaster relief operations

This may be of interest to some folks...

AFTERSHOCK is a game that explores the interagency cooperation needed to address a complex humanitarian crisis. Although designed for four players, it can...
Forum: Training & Education 04-29-2015
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
Posted By Rex Brynen
Another AFTERSHOCK AAR, this time from the...

Another AFTERSHOCK AAR, this time from the Chilean Joint Peacekeeping Operations Center (which has adopted the game for HADR training):

AFTERSHOCK at the Chilean Joint Peacekeeping Operations...
Forum: Training & Education 04-03-2015
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
Posted By Rex Brynen
Aftershock (a humanitarian crisis game)

AFTERSHOCK: A Humanitarian Crisis Game explores the interagency cooperation needed to address a complex humanitarian crisis. Although designed for four players, it can be played with fewer (even...
Forum: Training & Education 04-03-2015
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
Posted By Rex Brynen
DoD on the need to reinvigorate wargaming

It hasn't had any discussion here (yet), but back in February US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work emphasized the need to "reinvigorate, institutionalize, and systematize wargaming across the...
Forum: Training & Education 02-09-2015
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
Posted By Rex Brynen
ISIS crisis

Last week a group of us assembled at the University of Ottawa to matrix-game the current conflict concerning the self-styled “Islamic State” in Iraq and Syria. For practical reasons and to limit the...
Forum: Training & Education 10-15-2014
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
Posted By Rex Brynen
Women and professional wargaming

https://paxsims.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/we-can-do-it.jpg?w=630

One of the issues that has been casually discussed at recent professional conferences (MORS, Connections, etc.) is the small...
Forum: Training & Education 10-11-2014
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
Posted By Rex Brynen
Wargaming the Syrian civil war

One of my undergraduate students, Alex Langer, is currently designing a wargame of the Syrian civil war as a class project--you'll find a link to the instalments in his "designer diary" below. I'm...
Forum: Training & Education 09-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 70,491
Posted By Rex Brynen
Connections UK 2014 wargaming conference reports

Two reports on the recent Connections UK 2014 interdisciplinary wargaming conference (http://www.professionalwargaming.co.uk) are now available on PAXsims:


Situation Report...
Forum: Training & Education 08-14-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 70,491
Posted By Rex Brynen
Connections 2014 AARs

For those who weren't able to make it, we've posted some conference reports at PAXsims:

http://paxsims.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/connections-2014-a-first-report/...
Forum: Training & Education 06-26-2014
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
Posted By Rex Brynen
Connections 2014 updates

Can we get an inflatable Brant Guillory to bring to the conferences? I remember the splash you made in 2012!
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lt4Vtl4veo)

* * *

With the recently-announced ...
Forum: Middle East 06-24-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 51,205
Posted By Rex Brynen
Target: Iran

Feel the need to bomb Iran? Here's your chance—the March/April 2014 edition of Modern War magazine included Target: Iran, a solitaire (manual) wargame of a fictional coalition strike against Iran. It...
Forum: Training & Education 06-17-2014
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
Posted By Rex Brynen
Mors 82

Anyone else attending the MORS (Military Operations Research Society) 82nd annual symposium (http://www.mors.org/events/82nd-symposium.aspx) in (Alexandria, 16-19 June 2014)? There's quite a bit of...
Forum: Training & Education 06-10-2014
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
Posted By Rex Brynen
I'll be there!

I'll be there!
Forum: Training & Education 04-21-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 70,491
Posted By Rex Brynen
Connections 2014 professional wargaming conference(s)

The Connections 2014 interdisciplinary wargaming conference will be held be held at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia on 4-7 August 2014:


update from conference co-chair Matt Caffrey...
Forum: Europe 03-18-2014
Replies: 1,934
Views: 417,184
Posted By Rex Brynen
Gaming the

A quick round up of commercial/hobby wargames on the crisis in the Ukraine (current or fictional): http://paxsims.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/gaming-the-crisis-in-the-ukraine/
Forum: Training & Education 02-06-2014
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
Posted By Rex Brynen
recent items on wargaming small wars

Some of the following might be of interest:


Review of commercial wargame BCT Command Kandahar (http://paxsims.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/review-bct-command-kandahar/) (via PAXsims)

Interview...
Forum: Law Enforcement 10-14-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 54,200
Posted By Rex Brynen
The police and FBI investigation found no...

The police and FBI investigation found no evidence of jihadist motivations in this case. Contrary to the New York Post report and some of the right wing blogosphere, video of the incident (which I've...
Forum: Training & Education 08-07-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 186,166
Posted By Rex Brynen
An interesting piece by Lisa Lynch (Concordia...

An interesting piece by Lisa Lynch (Concordia University) on using a conflict simulation to teach international journalism students:

Foreign correspondents in a simulated civil war...
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