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Rebels & Patriots on the Tabletop Simulator
I mean, just because it’s a holiday weekend doesn’t mean we’re not fighting through it
Continuing last week’s battle, but with the rules correctly implemented!
If you’re interested in how last week’s feedback is impacting this week’s game, check out the discussion in our forum, including feedback from the scenario designer.
A whole new battle with the same old muskets and bayonets
Doug vs Jim on the Tabletop Simulator: Two gamers enter! Well, to be honest, two gamers are gonna leave, too, but they’re going to have fun at the end of it all
Brant Guillory, 7 May 2019
Brant Guillory: The “Sterrett Games” at the Origins War College seem to keep growing in popularity. Aside from the nomenclature, what can you tell us about the origins of these ‘exercises’?
Dr James Sterrett: I struggled to figure out how to present a paper at the Origins War College that would explain how CGSC uses games for military education. No approach worked well until I realized that the key was to stop talking about how the exercises worked – and instead to run an exercise.
BG: If I’m a new participant to this entire process, what should I expect when I walk in the door for one of these games?
JS: You’ll get a job! Well, at any rate, a job on a staff for the duration of the event. Jobs include roles such as the commander, the operations officer, and the intel officer. We’ll teach you the basics of that job, and then provide an overview of the US Army’s planning process. Then you start to do your job: you and the others on your staff use the planning process to create a plan for the battle. Once the plan is complete, or time runs short for planning, we transition to fighting the battle. At the end, we run a short After Action Review, in which we try to point out things that were done well (or poorly), and to discuss some of the learning points that might have been brought out if this were run at CGSC.
Sometimes the misspelllinggs are just entertaining as what was s’posed to be there
Another age-of-gunpowder throwndown on the tabletop simulator
Barth vs Cyrano in a live tabletop showdown!