April 20, 2024

Mentioned in Dispatches Season 12 Ep 8 ~ Practitioner Wargaming

29 March 2024 ~

Brant is joined by Chris Weuve (chair of the Connections Online committee) and Pete Pellegrino, longtime professional wargamer and instructor.  This slightly-rambling episode looks at some of the history of wargaming at the Naval War College, how and why it’s withered today, and what we can do about it.

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We also talk about how Pete came to wargaming and how its indicative of other people wandering into the wargaming practitioner field, and Chris (of course) tells us about a test-to-destruction as a valid type of wargame.  And we unironically use the term “ambiguity horizon”.  Of course, we wander off-topic here and there, because this is Mentioned in Dispatches and that’s our schtick.

A handful of references (look, there were a lot)


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