Wargaming Unpredictable Adversaries (and Unreliable Allies) (Strategy Bridge)
Wargaming Unpredictable Adversaries (and Unreliable Allies)
Posted 17 April 2017 - 02:41 PM
Another wild card that should be included in wargaming is the occasional crazy instruction from higher headquarters or civilian leadership.
While playing a GUIK scenario, I had two F-15's from Iceland shoot down a raid of 11-12 bombers. I thought about how two aces in one flight would be commemorated.
I came up with a few possible (though maybe not probable) responses from 'echelons above reality'.
A. Give those pilots more flight time. The Navy has three double aces - the Air Force must catch up!
B. Transfer the pilots to Nellis AFB to be instructors at the fighter weapons school. Replacements will be sent next week.
C. Send the pilots, with their airplanes, home for a war bond drive and speeches to boost civilian morale.
D. Arrest those pilots! The UN says they shot down airliners full of school children and pensioners on a sight seeing excursion.
Imagine the squadron commander's dilemma. Fight the war, or Fight the bureaucracy. You can't win both battles
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