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Fight Club and Warpaths Presentation with Georgetown University Wargaming Society

A presentation by Arnel P. David and Dr. Tom Nagle "This approach brings out the imagination of many as they creatively think of actions across the spectrum of cooperation, competition, and conflict to leverage all levers of government."

How do you wargame complex things like irregular war or peacebuilding? The UK Fight Club and Strategy Connections, both closely associated with Strategic Education International, have designed a wargaming software tool to help facilitate these complex games. The initial testing of the tool, WarPaths, was highly successful.


WarPaths was developed with the input and guidance of the UK Fight Club and its members. This platform is unique in that it: allows users to design their own scenarios; was designed to support matrix wargames so is therefore suited for political-military games; and is built to support asynchronous, distributed games. This final aspect has allowed the UK Fight Club to conduct Operation Maelstrom (a grayzone wargame) with over 60 participants across six time zones using laptops and smartphones. This was the first use of WarPaths and lessons about the tool and game will be discussed.


Overall, this type of strategy matrix game nicely complements the scientific and analytical games which are highly quantitative. This approach brings out the imagination of many as they creatively think of actions across the spectrum of cooperation, competition, and conflict to leverage all levers of government.


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