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(Photo by Marine Corps University Press) Disclaimer: Marine Corps University Press was so kind as to provide me with a review copy of A New Conception of War. You can read a digital version of A New Conception of War here. The Marine Corps is known for innovation when it comes to tactics and a stern focus on the infantry fight. They are a highly conservative institution concerning traditions, but Marines don‘t shy away to innovate and try new concepts when it comes to tactics. The USMC‘s philosophy of war and warfare is written down in MCDP-1 Warfighting (first published as FMFM-1). Warfighting, anchored inRead More →

Armored Brigade is a real-time tactical level wargame focused on combined arms land operations and armored warfare. Armored Brigade was first released in 2008 by developers Veitikka Studios as a freeware game, the last freeware version was released in 2016 before it was acquired by Matrix Games. Veitikka Studios improved on many aspects of the game with the new resources provided by Matrix, before Armored Brigade got re-released on November 15, 2018. We will take a closer look at Armored Brigade and see if and how it is suitable for deliberate practice for tactical excellence. Disclaimer: For this review, I was provided with a copyRead More →

Learning about war and warfare can be complicated. There are a myriad of books published on the subject, but it can be hard to discern which books are a gross misinterpretation of facts and which books are worth reading, and in which order they should be read. There are obviously great books on the subject, however, identifying them is hard. And the question still remains: is this the right book for me right now? I have gathered a collection of books that I have read over the years and that have eased my journey of learning about the human condition of war. The order inRead More →