- practice maneuvers involving actual troops, sailors, etc. and military vehicles and equipment
- the testing of a plan or hypothetical situation, as in devising military strategy, by the use of a computer, simulated models, etc.
transitive verb war-gamed, war-gaming
to examine or plan by a war game
to engage in a war game
See war game in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- An often physical or electronic simulation of a military operation involving two or more forces and using rules, data, and procedures designed to depict an actual or assumed situation.
- A simulation of a proposed plan of action or a strategy, intended to test its validity when challenged.
verb war-gamed war-gamed
, war-games verb, intransitive
To engage in a war game. verb, transitive
To simulate (a military operation or a proposed plan of action) in order to test validity or effectiveness under actual or assumed conditions.
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