Archive For The “Analysis” Category
Brant Guillory, 22 October 2020
With the ginormous increases in computing power available in the palm of your hand these days, there’s finally a capability of playing a real 4X game on a mobile device. There are a bunch of options, each with different reasons to pick them up. (more…)
Brant Guillory, 12 September 2020
It’s hard to overstate the influence that the COIN series of games has had on the wargaming world over the past decade. Heck, its influence has gone beyond just wargaming (Root!), unless you write for Meeple Mountain. They’ve been covered in the Washington Post, and used by the military for training exercises. Volko Ruhnke, the godfather of the COIN series games, even spent a few hours with GUWS explaining how to design one. (more…)
Jim Owczarski, 7 June 2020
David Ensteness of The Wargaming Company joins Jim & Doug to teach how to play their flagship Napoleonic title Et Sans Résultat!
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RockyMountainNavy, 4 June 2020
A Battle of Midway wargame/historical conflict simulation focused on air operations. Fury At Midway (Revolution Games, 2020) employs some hidden information and cards portraying impactful events to help you explore this one narrow aspect of the battle. Ignoring several real strategic conditions, the outcome of the game can be very ahistorical but not unrealistic. By no means a ground-breaking design, the narrow focus leads to a tight, easy-to-learn, quick-playing battle that enables one to explore some of the most wondered about ‘what ifs’ of the Battle of Midway.
Once history hits the tabletop, how well does it match, and what can we learn?
Brant Guillory, 13 May 2020
Based on an older academic professional development seminar, here’s a recording of Brant’s discussion of uses of games & sims in the classroom, for training & learning purposes.
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