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Arjuna at Origins War College - 6/4/2010 3:52:04 AM   
Arjuna


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Hi all,

I'll be attending the Origins War College ( OWC ) later this month - 24th and 25th of June. The OWC is run inconjunction with the Origins game convention held each year in Columbus Ohio. See: http://www.originsgamefair.com/

I'll be helping out with James Sterrett's terrific presentations on the use of sims in the military and in particular on the session where he talks about BFTB. I'll also be participating in the Future of Wargaming discussion forum there too. I'd be delighted to meet with any gamers while I'm there.

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RE: Arjuna at Origins War College - 6/4/2010 4:18:31 AM   
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I'll also be participating in the Future of Wargaming discussion forum there too.


Will it cover business models, pricing policies and attracting new players? (...in addition to just talking about technical advancements and future simulation capabilities)

I'm just worried about the future of pc wargaming and hope someone comes up with a business model that is both beneficial to developers and gamers. In the board wargame industry, they are mostly using the P500 strategy. That resulted into a new generation of board wargames and players as well. Hope the computer wargame industry figures out something nice.

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RE: Arjuna at Origins War College - 6/4/2010 11:26:24 AM   
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Too bad you aren't going to the WBC the first week of August in Lancaster, PA. A lot of wargaming, tournaments and hobby personalities. In my humble opinion, Origins isn't as good for wargaming as it once was. Tho the "Cabbies" have certainly helped.

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RE: Arjuna at Origins War College - 6/4/2010 4:32:03 PM   
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In fact, we won't simply be talking about BFTB.... we're going to run a staff exercise using it, in the same manner as a staff exercise at the US Army Command & General Staff College.

If you're in attendance at one of these seminars on Thursday, 24 June, (one each using Flashpoint Germany, Decisive Action, and BFTB), you should expect to be assigned a staff role, taught the basics of that role, taught the basics of the Military Decision-Making Process (the formal operations planning process), walked through conducting that process to create a plan, and then execute that plan.

You'll get a taste of being a staff officer, in an exercise driven by a simulation you can buy.


In addition, on Friday, we'll be holding a panel discussion - audience participation is highly encouraged! - on military & commercial simulations; and I'll be giving a talk in the evening on "bite sized games" we're developing at CGSC; this will include playing at least one of them and possibly more.

Plus, the rest of the Origins War College has other talks on games, a large slate of talks on current and historical military events (David Glantz is a regular and prolific presenter, for you Eastern Front fans)... and oh-by-the-way there's the rest of Origins to attend as well.

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