Defence wargaming handbook

The defence wargaming handbook provides context and guidance for wargaming.


Defence wargaming handbook


The defence wargaming handbook has been published by the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC).

It describes how wargaming can be used to explore issues at the national strategic, strategic, operational and tactical levels and across all domains and environments. The handbook is designed to introduce the topic of wargaming, and discusses how it can be applied to education and training, planning and executive decision-making.

The handbook is intended for all defence personnel, in particular those who have wargaming as part of their responsibilities, wargame sponsors, and those who are tasked to design and execute a wargame.

Published 4 August 2017
Last updated 30 August 2017 + show all updates
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