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Modern Crises Scenarios for Matrix Wargames    5 July 2017

by John Curry and Tim Price MBE
“In Matrix Games, knowledge, imagination, and persuasiveness dominate. Both the referee and the players find their greatest success by drawing on their storytelling skills. In many ways, Matrix Games boil down the art of gaming to its essence”. Peter Perla

Invented by Chris Engle, Matrix Games are an innovative way of wargaming situations and conflicts that traditional wargaming methods find hard to model. Since the book Matrix Games for Modern Wargaming was first published in 2014, they have made a massive impact on professional military education, operational analysis and training.

This book was written in response to requests for a more comprehensive account of how the Matrix Game methodology has developed, plus more real examples of such games from the active edge of their professional application in the UK.

This book includes six more scenarios to demonstrate different aspects of the method:

Baltic Challenge: NATO / Russian Posturing in the Baltic Sea         

Mare Nostrum: Russian/ NATO Posturing in the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean   

The Nine-Dash Line: Incidents in the South China Sea

Election in Centralia

DPRK: Conflict on the Korean Peninsula

De Valera's War: Irish Neutrality in WW2 by John Basset OBE

This book is published by the History of Wargaming Project as part of its ongoing work to document current practise in wargaming.

Note: matrix games as noted in this work is a term used to describe the Chris Engle wargaming matrix game methodology and is not connected or related in any way to Matrix Games Limited or their video game products.

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Product details:
     Paperback: 126 pages
The History of Wargaming Project
     Dimensions (cm):
21.59 wide x 27.94 tall   

  Supporting Materials for Matrix Games

Matrix Game Handouts

Baltic Challenge
      Baltic Challenge Map

Mare Nostrum
     Mare Nostrum Map
DPRK Conflict in Korea
     Korea Map

Election in Centralia
Centralia map
Nine Dash Line South China Sea
     Counters set 1
     Random Event Cards 1
     Random Event Cards 2
     Random Event Cards 3

Generic Counters
     Matrix Game Counters Set 1
     Matrix Game Counters Set 2
     Matrix Game Counters Set 3
     Matrix Game Counters Set 4
     Matrix Game Counters Set 5
     Matrix Game Counters Set 6
     Matrix Game Counters Set 7
     Matrix Game Counters Set 8

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