To introduce the concept of wargaming as a technique for education, training and analysis across defence and commercial business applications.

This is an introductory course aimed at providing basic information and familiarisation.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • DurationTwo days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost£700

Core content

  • Overall Wargame Process
    What is Wargaming?
    Application areas – Military, Analysis, CoA Planning, OA, Business, Commercial
  • Benefits and Pitfalls
    Time, Effort required
    Computer vs Manual
    Examples Games including game play
  • Simple Wargame system – Tactical
    Example Game
  • Rapid Campaign Analysis Tool
    Real World Problem – Setting
    RCAT Game Mechanics
    Game Planning
    Game Play (all morning)
    Debrief and Discussion
  • Other Topics
    Commercial/Business Applications
    Game Theory

Location and travel

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.

Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.

Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

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How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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