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Video – War Gaming demo

War Gaming as part of the Military Appreciation Process (MAP)  is an activity than many people in the Australian Army have very limited exposure to. For those approaching the All Corps Captain’s Course (ACCC), many will never have seen one conducted, and for those preparing for All Corps Majors Course (ACMC), it is quite possible the last time you saw or were involved in one, was your last career course. It is a degradable skill and while most of us might recall the general mechanics of it, we forget some of the finer detail and lack confidence in conducting one as time goes on.

Here at the Cove, we have put together a video demonstration of a War Game in order to refresh your memory and brush up on your skills. We recommend you aim to do this either prior to your next career course, or in between courses if you are required to participate or observe one as part of a Brigade Headquarters or similar organisation. The video is not a polished product, but you will absolutely be able to take the lessons being communicated within it, and use them to enhance your knowledge on the topic. The video covers:

  • What is War Gaming?
  • What are the methods of War Gaming?
  • War Gaming actions
  • Key responsibilities & tasks
  • Outcomes
  • Common faults
  • A brief demonstration of a staff War Game

Watch the video to refresh your understanding of War Gaming and be sure to capture Brigade or similar War Gaming activities being conducted in your area and send them through to the Cove so we can share them with the wider audience.

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