- Hardcover: 364 pages
- Publisher: US Naval Institute Press (March 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0870210505
- ISBN-13: 978-0870210501
- Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #563,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Art of Wargaming: A Guide for Professionals and Hobbyists Hardcover – March, 1990
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This book is aimed at discussing how war games are designed, applied, and used. It discusses what can be learned from such exercises, and what cannot be learned in a simulation. If you are a game designer, you will learn from this book, but perhaps not as much as you would like. He does not discuss details, but rather concepts, and focus level: is this game designed for a tactical level, or strategic level? What do the designers hope to learn from this simulation?
While this book accomplishes its tasks well, if you are looking for a book on the hobby of war games, it may leave you unsatisfied. It is primarily aimed towards professionals, in my opinion, and those who wish to know the history of "professional" war games.
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The exact book we needed to increase our proficiency in wargame development. We used every concept and approach for our efforts. Thanks Dr. Perla!Published on December 24, 2013 by Robert L. Turner Jr.
Peter Perla, based upon his experience as a hobby wargamer and then as a naval operations research analyst, has written a book on wargaming entitled The Art of Wargaming. Read morePublished on July 21, 2010 by Larry Doherty
This is a decent book. It gives an excellent history of wargaming through the ages, and covers the 70's period extremely well (taking me for a walk down memory lane). Read morePublished on February 6, 2007 by Amazon Customer