Connections UK 2017 Report
Can war games help us avoid real-world conflict?
A post by Rex Brynen
The first day of the conference included a “Wargaming 101” session for newcomers, but was mainly taken up with the Dire Straits megagame. This involved around 100 participants, and explored near future (2020) crisis stability in Asia in the context of uncertain and unpredictable US policy, and a rising China.
Urban Nightmare : Megagame of Chaos
An article by Jonathan Beale for the BBC
North Korea has just fired off an intercontinental ballistic missile over Japan. Japan is uncertain as to whether the US wants to start a war.
It's trying to find out why a massive American naval fleet has just arrived in the region. But it's not getting any answers. There's chaos in the White House as various factions try to influence the president.
Defence wargaming handbook
The zombie apocalypse trope is well established in literature, movies, computer and board games. And in megagames too, with the first series of Urban Nightmare megagames played in 2012.
Vermont Medical School says goodbye to lectures
The defence wargaming handbook has been published by the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC).
A very interesting piece on how experiential 'learning by doing' is an important element of the demagogic process and gaining traction in academia. This is a hot issue and of course central to our activity is the stress of 'doing and understanding'.