To the retailers who market with imagination and execute their operational game
Group members continue to play the operational game
in the second stage of the treatment.
Before considering territory development, establish an operational game
plan that focuses on not only how but who is going to take care of the business day to day.
"Accountants are a critica part of the process to ensure the operational game
plan that has been put into place is having the impact that was expected," said Stark.
The situation had to establish a larger framework for the main topic of the game--an operational framework for a tactical game, a strategic framework for an operational game
. It encompassed the situation on the ground, at sea, and in the air, depicted graphically whenever possible to allow easier understanding and clarity and to save time.
even with all its challenges at the moment9 That certainly includes the Naval War College, even knowing that not every student officer will become a flag or general officer or Chief of Naval Operations, and that not every paper, conference, or operational game
will produce "game changing" ideas.
In such a case, Control defines in operational game
terms the needed conditions, looks at the situation at the end of the previous move, and then figures out what--within the bounds of plausibility, given the players' new moves--must have happened in order to get from that situation to the desired condition.
It might be possible to play an NCW operational game
(against a running clock) without keeping ground truth, but it would be almost impossible to analyze the play after the fact.
In "Planning for the Kamikazes: Toward a Theory and Practice of Repeated Operational Games
," Hanley provides an authoritative account of recent developments in war gaming at the College, notably the iterative, highly classified, tactical/operational-level gaming of potential near-term maritime conflicts conducted by the so-called Halsey Groups--interdisciplinary cells made up of faculty, in collaboration with students with fresh operational experience.
The force-on-force exercises tested decisions and information developed during the strategy and operational games
, said Anderson.
Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz in 1960 stated: "[T]he war with Japan had been re-enacted in the game rooms here [at the Naval War College] by so many people and in so many different ways that nothing that happened during the war was a surprise--absolutely nothing except the kamikaze tactics towards the end of the war; we had not visualized those.' (3) Although this is an overstatement, it is true that repeated operational games
, at the tactical and strategic levels, did allow Nimitz to understand developments as they happened and to adjust his strategy for fighting in the Pacific.