Thursday, 22 September 2022

Note to Self: Peter Perla Wargaming Research Publication

 Wargaming and The Cycle of Research and Learning (

Thanks to John Curry from the History of Wargaming Project, Peter Perla himself in the Lost Battles, Rex Brynan and SDM in Paxsims  for bringing this to my attention.

When three respected sources of information point something out independently, best listen - or even better read it! 


Jonathan Freitag said...

I saw this recommendation stop into my mailbox. I thought the paper interesting. It provides a useful counterpoint to those claiming that nothing can be learned from Wargaming since “We are only playing with toy soldiers in a game”.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...


It is a summary of over his 50 years of professional wargaming practitioner work - when the term "wargaming" was not even coined - his work was seen as Operational Research Analysis in another guise!