RAND Releases Hedgemony to the World- Tuesday Newsday 29 September 2020

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Government think-tank RAND has long been at the forefront of the professional wargaming world, overseeing hundreds of defense- and security-related wargames for all levels of governments and international organizations.  Now you can poke around with one of their designs, as they’ve released their internally-developed Hedgemony (spelling intentional) on the world.  The game originally designed to help develop the 2018 US National Defense Strategy, as as such is very US-centric.  Additionally, this isn’t a more common 4-friends-and-beer-and-pretzels wargaming weekend sort of game.  It’s a more intensive multi-player affair that really needs a white cell and some experienced moderators/adjudicators.

So you can read about the game, and download the rules and players’ guides for free from the RAND website, but the full game is going to set you back about $250.  As discussed in multiple places on the web, that price point isn’t aiming for the weekend warriors, but rather institutional organizations like college programs, government agencies, etc.

In the meantime, though, Hedgemony is getting media attention from all sorts of places: Foreign Policy Magazine, The Washington Times, PaxSims, among others.

 

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News From The Wargame Industry:

 

The Professional Wargaming World:

  • The “headgeline” this week was the release of Hedgemony (spelling intentional) from RAND Corp.  See above.
  • There’s a “Pentagon” team that’s supposed to take on the “Slitherine” team in an ICBM game on Twitch on 10/1.
  • Our very own Cyrano will be walking the GUWS team through the classic Men Against Fire game.  There are open sign-ups available.  Priority is to GUWS members, but after that, anyone can play.
  • GUWS has presentations coming up about USAF Title 10 wargaming (Congressionally-mandated games), and Wargame Pathologies (when wargames fail)

 

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RAND Releases Hedgemony to the World- Tuesday Newsday 29 September 2020

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