Accession Number:

ADA175335

Title:

The Falklands Wargame

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr-Sep 1986

Corporate Author:

ARMY CONCEPTS ANALYSIS AGENCY BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1986-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

The Falkland Wargame was conducted for the purposes of developing a maritime capability in the Contingency Force Analysis Wargame CFAW Model and comparing wargame results with history. During the conduct of wargame excursions, logistic constraint was used to increase realism and to provide an additional control mechanism in the wargame. Two excursions using the historical scenario and one additional free play excursion were conducted as part of the wargame effort. As a result of these wargames, a maritime capability was developed for the CFAW Model which consistent in detail with the rest of the model. Although casualty assessments did not statistically match historical results, they appeared to be reasonable, based on subjective military judgement. The CFAW Models offers flexibility and robustness, which when combined with gamer imagination and innovation, provides a powerful wargaming tool. The CFAW Model is capable of portraying joint operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE