Simulating War - Philip Sabin (Paperback)

Studying Conflict through Simulation Games

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Barcode
9781472533913
Department
Books
Released
19 Jun 2014
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Lecturer Department of War Studies Philip Sabin
Philip Sabin
Philip A. G. Sabin
Prof. Philip A. G. Sabin
Subtitle
Studying Conflict Through Simulation Games
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Bloomsbury USA Academic
Language
English
Number of Pages
416
Dimensions
234 x 156mm (650g)

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

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 its own 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.

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General Subject
Science/Math
BISAC Subject 1
Technology & Engineering / Military Science
BISAC Subject 2
Games / Role Playing & Fantasy
BISAC Subject 3
History / Military / General
BIC Classification 1
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
BIC Classification 2
Media studies
BIC Classification 3
Military history
Library Subject 1
War games.
Library Subject 2
Simulation games.
Library Subject 3
Military art and science; Mathematical models.
Academic Subject 1
Military Science (Specific Aspects)
Academic Subject 2
Military Strategy Games
Dewey Classification
355.4/8

Author Bio

Philip Sabin is Professor of Strategic Studies in the Department of War Studies at King's College, London, UK. He has worked closely with the armed services and appears regularly on TV and radio. He has also co-edited the two volume Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare (2007).