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EDUCATIONAL WWII WARGAMING:

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  • Educational WWII Wargaming
  • Educational WWII Wargaming
  • Educational WWII Wargaming
  • Educational WWII Wargaming
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Wargaming has been around for a very long time. The game of chess is a simple form of wargame, first devised in India long ago. Risk and Battleship are other simple wargames. In historical wargaming, participants work with either historical battles, or historical armies in hypothetical situations. Computer wargaming is a modern variant, but board and miniatures games are what we use for educational purposes at The National WWII Museum. The differences are outlined here.

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In modern wargaming, a battle typically has two applications. In its first (professional military) use, military forces attempt to model hypothetical battles that might, but have not yet, occurred. Often known as simulations, wargames of this type help real military commanders understand potential problems before actual men and material are deployed.

In the second (civilian hobby) form of wargaming, real or hypothetical battles from the past are recreated. Participants discover what could have, or did, occur — and why. Participants learn what could have been done differently to change outcomes. Learning from the past can help prevent mistakes in the present. They also have fun, and build friendships, while learning!

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Learn more about historical wargaming under About Wargaming.

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October 22, 2014
White Glove Wednesdays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

October 22, 2014
Lagniappe Lecture/Meet the Author
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center

October 22, 2014
"America's Wartime Sweethearts: A Tribute to The Andrews Sisters"
11:45 am buffet seating
Stage Door Canteen

October 24, 2014
WWII AirPower Expo 2014
9:00 am – 5:00 pm New Oreans Lakefront Airport

October 24, 2014
WWII AirPower Swing Dance
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
New Orleans Lakefront Airport Terminal

October 24, 2014
"The Mysterious Wisterias" starring Ricky Graham
6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket
Stage Door Canteen

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