Simulating War - Philip Sabin (Hardcover)

Studying Conflict Through Simulation Games

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Barcode
9781441185587
Department
Books
Released
22 Mar 2012
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Philip Sabin
Subtitle
Studying Conflict Through Simulation Games
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Bloomsbury USA Academic
Language
English
Number of Pages
363
Dimensions
229 x 152 x 32mm (816g)

Annotation

"Over the past fifty years, many thousands of conflict simulations have been published that bring the dynamics of past and possible future wars to life. In this book, Philip Sabin explores the theory and practice of conflict simulation as a topic in itsown right, based on his thirty years of experience in designing wargames and using them in teaching. Simulating War sets conflict simulation in its proper context alongside more familiar techniques such as game theory and operational analysis. It explains in detail the analytical and modelling techniques involved, and it teaches you how to design your own simulations of conflicts of your choice. The book provides eight simple illustrative simulations of specific historical conflicts, complete with rules,maps and counters. Simulating War is essential reading for all recreational or professional simulation gamers, and for anyone who is interested in modelling war, from teachers and students to military officers"--

Summary

  • Explores the theory of conflict simulation as used in contemporary wargames, giving readers the intellectual skills to play and design their own simulations of conflicts.

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General Subject
Science/Math
BISAC Subject 1
Technology & Engineering / Military Science
BISAC Subject 2
History / Military / Strategy
Academic Subject 1
Strategic Simulations
Academic Subject 2
Military Tactics And Strategy
Dewey Classification
355