Faculty: Ed Richardson
Description: In 2019, I taught Intro to Wargaming in JanTerm and got a great response from my students. This course will be a more focused version of the previous course. Students will learn generally about wargaming and its applications for both military and civilian purposes. They will focus specifically on wargaming WWII in Europe from the invasion of Poland through the end of the War–however and whenever that may happen. Students will learn how to manage resources, plan long-term strategies, secure supply chains, and conduct foreign diplomacy and how each of these elements can and do affect the outcome of conflicts. Students will learn a very complex set of gaming rules and put their strategies into play, adjusting them as necessary. Each run of the game can take several days to complete. Students will be required to keep detailed logs of their short and long term strategies and the adjustments they are required to make; a detailed account of each day’s progress giving specific details about battle outcomes and supply levels; and provide a daily written after-action report to be turned in to the instructor. Students will have to coordinate with teammates to make decisions. The wargame will be Eurofront, by Columbia Games.
Meeting Information:01/02/2023-01/24/2023 M-F 02:00PM – 05:00PM, Wright Campus Ctr, Room 254
Course Requisites: None
Course Fee: $10
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: N/A