Accession Number:

AD0637465

Title:

AN ATTACK-DEFENSE GAME WITH MATRIX STRATEGIES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The paper presents the results and the method of analysis for an attack-defense game involving allocation of resources. Each player is assumed to have several different types of resources to be divided in an optimal fashion among a fixed set of targets. The payoff function of the game is convex. The No Soft-Spot principle of M. Dresher, Games of Strategy Theory and Applications, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1961. The results quoted are slightly less general than those given in the original version. This deficiency is overcome to a certain extent by the inclusion of a second payoff function and a more realistic example.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE