Gaming WWIII: Lessons Learned While Modeling A Global War

Over the years here I’ve talked about the benefits and trials of simulating and modeling a global conflict from scratch. As is the case with most long-term projects, modeling World War III in large part through commercial PC and tabletop wargames was a journey made up of numerous peaks and valleys. The final product was …

Holiday Wargaming Patchwork 2022

The Christmas season always provides me the opportunity to catch up with wargaming odds and ends. Whether it be a forlorn examination of all the tabletop titles I’ve purchased in the previous year and haven’t taken out of the box yet, or selecting a PC game and making an empty promise to dedicate 12 straight …

Coming Next Week: 2020 March Madness WWIII Video Game Tournament

Alright folks, we are about sixteen hours away from tip off and the official start of the 2022 NCAA College Basketball Tournament. As I said the other day, I really enjoyed last year’s March Madness WWIII Novel tournament. And the same holds true for the WWIII tabletop wargame tourney held this past Christmas. Now we …

Gaming World War III: War at Sea Part II

The first edition of Harpoon was a general-purpose air, surface, and sub-surface naval simulation. It was a playable game based around graspable rules, and comprehensive information on ships, aircraft, sensors, and weapons systems of the era. The game found acceptance in the commercial wargaming community, and the professional naval community in general. Harpoon also helped …