Cover: An Introduction to War Games

An Introduction to War Games

Published 1959

by Milton G. Weiner


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Chapter 11 of a book entitled, "Lex Choix Economiques: Decisions Sequentielles et Simulation," edited by Pierre Rosenstiehl and Alain Ghouila-Houri, published by Dunod, Paris, 1960. While the book describes various aspects of simulation, this particular chapter presents only some general information on war games. The paper provides a short history of war games and an introduction to the various characteristics, techniques, and types of war games. An illustration of the steps in an umpired war game is included.

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