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Canadian military will be taught to fight the IG with the help of a board game

The Ministry of Defense is conducting an experiment in which it is planned to train the military in non-standard thinking when planning anti-terrorist operations using a board game, reports RIA News post CBC News.

Canadian military will be taught to fight the IG with the help of a board game

The “ISIS Crisis” matrix game set, developed by order of the government, consists of maps of Iraq and Syria, dice, markers and cards with conditions and objectives. The game is intended for officers who do not have knowledge of military planning, it must develop innovative thinking that allows solving a specific task in the most unexpected way ”, - says the publication.

According to the TV company, at one of the presentations "participants were offered to try their hand, playing on the map of Iraq both for the IG and the other warring parties to the conflict, including the Kurds, as well as for a separate group of human rights organizations, the media and the International Criminal Court."

The developers believe that "such games can reverse the tendency to use the experience of the past war." In addition, they note the key advantage - “cheapness and speed of learning”.

According to the information, up to 6 people can take part in the game at the same time, “the entire gaming session lasts from 3's to 4 hours”.

“If the game shows a positive effect in the focus group, the decision to enter the ISIS crisis into the troops will be made in the fall,” the publication said.
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  1. arane
    arane 13 June 2016 10: 42
    What, problems with strategic and tactical planning?
    1. Grandson of Veteran
      Grandson of Veteran 13 June 2016 10: 48
      Serious complex! And the budget pull? laughing hi
      1. Blondy
        Blondy 13 June 2016 13: 25
        Wow, it turns out that this happens.
    2. tiredwithall
      tiredwithall 13 June 2016 10: 50
      Nonsense. There are no such problems and have not been in Canada. Just someone wants to make money on a board game, having promoted the next brand for morons-buyers.
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 13 June 2016 11: 09
        Quote: tiredwithall
        Just someone wants to make money on a board game, having promoted the next brand for morons-buyers.

        You have destroyed 6 terrorists, the move goes to ISIS laughing
        1. Vadivak
          Vadivak 13 June 2016 11: 31
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          You have destroyed 6 terrorists, the move goes to ISIS

          .... and then it started like in jumanji

          Hi Sasha
          1. Alexander Romanov
            Alexander Romanov 13 June 2016 11: 36
            Quote: Vadivak
            .... and then it started like in jumanji

            Oh hello Vadim! You haven’t been seen for a hundred years. Where did it disappear?
            And the game ends with the winner jumping up and shouting Allah Akbar undermining himself. winked
            1. Vadivak
              Vadivak 13 June 2016 11: 59
              Quote: Alexander Romanov
              Where did that go?

              I didn’t leave, it’s just not always possible to leave comments, and so I read, correct, delete ...
              1. Alexander Romanov
                Alexander Romanov 13 June 2016 12: 06
                Quote: Vadivak
                and so I read, rule, delete ...

                Nuuu anyway in returning laughing
                1. Vadivak
                  Vadivak 13 June 2016 12: 08
                  Quote: Alexander Romanov
                  Nuuu anyway in returning

                  Thanks Sasha, nice to talk to hi
      2. Andrey K
        Andrey K 13 June 2016 17: 54
        Quote: tiredwithall
        Nonsense. There are no such problems and have not been in Canada. Just someone wants to make money on a board game, having promoted the next brand for morons-buyers.

        And this frame is also stupid, or rather the desire to save on fuel laughing
        And so the maneuvers are the same as in the air laughing
        The US Army is not looking for easy ways and they drive pilots along the runway in special "simulators" laughing
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    4. SRC P-15
      SRC P-15 13 June 2016 10: 51
      “A set of matrix game“ ISIS Crisis ”, developed by order of the government, consists of maps of Iraq and Syria, dice,

      The most important thing here is for the players to learn that in practice this can turn into real bones. And not the fact that these bones will not be yours.
      1. CORNET
        CORNET 13 June 2016 11: 03
        That's the way it is everywhere in the west ... But the Russians are really just destroying the devils ...! Or they are just beating, as in Marseille! bully
    5. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 13 June 2016 11: 51
      So we get a dialogue in the future:
      “Why did you surrender Warsaw without a fight ?!”
      “But sir, how could I defend myself, if I have only a jack of clubs and two sixes on my hands? ...
    6. siberalt
      siberalt 13 June 2016 12: 35
      Maybe it’s better if they smoke weed? laughing
  2. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 13 June 2016 10: 43
    And why the map is not Canada or the United States? Stupid people. .. .. !!!!
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 13 June 2016 11: 59
      We got it with the development of non-standard thinking! Although --- let it develop. The site has such a cool story, how mericos drop their equipment from planes !! Well, it’s not very standard! !
      In general, I often watch a video site. ++++++
  3. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 13 June 2016 10: 43
    I really want to know for what other countries they have prepared board games.
    P.S. I understand that in the photo presented, Canadian Army officers in an informal setting: a girl in a striped swimsuit sucks a pen --- it means she’s planning something bad (she obviously plays for IS). And the girl with glasses looks like Sobchak.)))
  4. Safer
    Safer 13 June 2016 10: 45
    I’m starting to understand why jokes about Canada are so popular among Americans ... Maybe they will send their horsemen to Syria too? Well, those in funny hats.
    1. gladcu2
      gladcu2 13 June 2016 15: 18

      No need to joke about Canada. This is one of not many countries that confidently maintains its economy under capitalism.

      The fact that Americans are joking is their point of view. Canadians often apologize. Such a norm of behavior is not bad either.
  5. t118an
    t118an 13 June 2016 10: 45
    that's how they say, first practice in the sandbox and then fight .. you haven't played enough board games and you can see all the help of "our Western partners" in Syria ..
  6. AFG-X
    AFG-X 13 June 2016 10: 50
    Oh god what is this ??
  7. semuil
    semuil 13 June 2016 10: 51
    This is how many years are behind; we practiced this at the beginning of the last century.
  8. Vadim237
    Vadim237 13 June 2016 10: 51
    Soon they will create a combat tetris, for more accurate planning of operations.
  9. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 13 June 2016 10: 54
    By playing Chapaev, they "learn" a lot.
    RUSIVAN 13 June 2016 11: 01
    Canadian military will be taught to fight the IG with the help of a board game
    That's how they are fighting ... if only they would play stone, scissors, paper.
  11. HAM
    HAM 13 June 2016 11: 01
    Let the tests pass in Iraq, maybe someone will survive.
  12. Atlant-1164
    Atlant-1164 13 June 2016 11: 10
    The Canadian military will be taught to fight IS with the help of a board game, well, that's right. it's much safer. and most importantly cheaper. but how to finish training .. let them destroy the IG with the help of the game Red Allert.
  13. vanavatny
    vanavatny 13 June 2016 11: 10
    funny, I don’t know what the Canadians have, but the economic block of our beloved government clearly outplayed it as a “monopoly” (or whatever the name of this board game about the economy of the 90s was called)
  14. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 13 June 2016 11: 12
    Lord, what nonsense! And you haven't "scraped together" a computer game? You need to shake your knuckles to what? Learn to "think outside the box"? Or think at all?
  15. Bulrumeb
    Bulrumeb 13 June 2016 11: 15
    Canadian military will be taught to fight the IG with the help of a board game

    Well, if only so
  16. Knizhnik
    Knizhnik 13 June 2016 11: 20
    "Monopoly" reboot. Will the options "sell weapons to terrorists" or "call from Washington"?
  17. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 13 June 2016 11: 34
    Here it is! Not in vain, it means that their generals chorus complained about the lack of funding!
  18. samarin1969
    samarin1969 13 June 2016 11: 35
    Let this news be shown to fighters of the Fallujah assault groups: infantile gamers are leading the fighting ?!
  19. Ros 56
    Ros 56 13 June 2016 11: 38
    The game is intended for officers lacking knowledge in military planning,

    Just think about this quote, this is an officer who is unfamiliar with planning. Whom do their military schools prepare and graduate, complete or something. Then why are such schools needed? Complete nonsense. Or I didn’t understand something. But it’s not surprising if FIVE opposition people cook for 500000 greens. We would have that kind of money.
    1. gladcu2
      gladcu2 13 June 2016 15: 37
      Ros 56

      Well, to everyone else.

      The topic is much more important than you defined it with your jokes.

      The world is changing much faster than a person manages to adapt to events. And with this, a human behavior management system is associated. The question is extremely broad and in my short post I can only touch on superficially.

      The behavioral pattern of a person being studied is described but is not published in the general press. This knowledge is kept behind the scenes, which would be used for personal enrichment. Well, it’s clear who feeds the girl and dances to her.

      But with all this, due to the high level of information content, information exchange. The points of recreation of knowledge occur uncontrollably. I would like to keep them, but not always possible.

      The task is how to change, anticipate and prevent the situation from the point of view of the human behavioral system, morality.

      There is a monopoly game. This game educates players on patterns of behavior under capitalism.

      There is a game "Civilization". This game teaches players behavior, the ability to govern the state.

      There is a game "Battlefield 3". Especially the latest version. Teaches players the actual behavior on the battlefield, taking into account modern military technology. Although, of course, modern youth lags behind Soviet children who play war on the street, and not on the computer, have a much better school of survival. On the last airsoft, my result was 1 to 10. This is an analysis of the situation.

      Var Thunder history and tactics of air and ground combat.

      "World of Tanks" is just a story.

      In other words. You can not be skeptical about the gaming industry that forms the human behavioral system.
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 13 June 2016 16: 11
        Quote: gladcu2
        You can not be skeptical about the gaming industry that forms the human behavioral system.

        I am writing about specifically warriors on earth.
        I would just not take the gaming computer industry very seriously, since it does not have the main thing - the effect of physical presence and it is impossible to really include such a powerful tool as a symbiosis of thought and muscle memory, which sometimes means more in real war than simple training. That is the tactics of warfare. By the way, you yourself confirm with the results of airsoft.
        But a narrow specialization on computers, on the contrary, can reduce the cost of training, of course, training in shooting from various types of weapons and controlling various types of equipment, from a car to an airplane. But riding a bicycle and quickly leaving the cab you will never learn on the computer.
        1. gladcu2
          gladcu2 13 June 2016 18: 02
          Ros 56

          We understood each other perfectly.

          Those. The ability to anticipate an event provides an incredibly great advantage. And the enemy’s behavioral model can also be learned on a computer.

          Well, physical training of fighters is an undeniable question.
      2. gladcu2
        gladcu2 13 June 2016 17: 44
        Since I have already begun, I will continue.

        For the monarchist.

        I will give historical events and, through a chain of logical reasoning, I will make a Communist out of the Monarchist. Without creating a single false sequence.

        Prada is human progress. Lying is regression. Logically sopru no.

        The Roman Empire. Slave system. Extensive road network. These conditions created the opportunity to prepare the army for battle in the ranks, for an organized battle. And confront the unorganized barbarians. Why? Because the slaves gave out the product, and the roads could transport this product to the large military garrison, legions. And those at one time used this opportunity to prepare for battle in the ranks.


        The free resource in the Roman Empire gave an impetus to the development of science. Manufactories appear. And banking. The beginnings of capitalism begin.

        The next stage of development is the way out of slavery and the transition to manufactory production. Why the way out of slavery. Because each person receiving freedom remains in debt. Thus form a package of futures. How was it before? Currency is gold. Then capital doubled created paper money. And then all this was increased by 5 times creating a system of debt futures.

        But for such an economic system to work, it is necessary for the state.

        How to implement the state?

        Religions and secular power. Remember before religion was pagan? And then suddenly it became monotheistic. Why?

        Because religion is power exercised through the control of MORAL. And secular power was given to the king through the consecration of this power by the church. The king is the viceroy of God.

        Now we have a state and an economic model of capitalism.

        Church-controlled morality implies a fair pattern of behavior. Capitalism seeks a counterbalance, justification of injustice and enrichment rights through the impoverishment of the majority.

        Something does not channel. Someone has to leave. Gone are the king. He did not see what was happening. He imagines himself to be a god. Well got what he deserved. For secular power must be realized. MORAL need to be controlled.

        Fortunately for everyone on the Planet. The power in Russia is taken by the Bolsheviks. This is a great philosopher primarily V.I. Lenin. Who knew exactly what to do. How to form MORAL, to obtain the desired result. An ideology was created which is the change of MORAL.

        Both monarchies and communists set the goal of reviving and maintaining the state. The communists destroyed the church as a possible obstacle to the goal.

        Those. monarchy is not possible without the presence of the church.

        Understood, Monarchist? What if you are an adherent of the state, then you are on the way with the Communists.

        I gave such an extensive example with the goal of showing a system of changing people's behavior and the importance of moral control.

        Now back to the Canadians.

        To think having an advantage, to predict the actions of people you need to know their behavior, MORAL. Canadians have one survival system, their own MORAL. ISIS has a different faith (MORAL), a different survival system. Therefore, the game was created when a system of behavior is developed in the game in OPPOSITION of the players that can give an advantage to some over others.

        A bit confusing. I write without the possibility of adjusting the text. I apologize.
        Thank you for attention.
  20. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff 13 June 2016 11: 47
    Canadian military will be taught to fight the IG with the help of a board game
    Will the low-flying planes be given to them?
  21. Darth Revan
    Darth Revan 13 June 2016 12: 11
    Better to play Mass Effect. Or in The Force Unleashed laughing
  22. atamankko
    atamankko 13 June 2016 12: 40
    Let them first practice on potatoes.
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  24. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 13 June 2016 13: 18
    Quote: Darth Revan
    Better to play Mass Effect. Or in The Force Unleashed laughing

    I’m afraid they won’t master it, I have to start with DUM, DUM-2!
  25. APASUS
    APASUS 13 June 2016 13: 28
    The Ministry of Defense is conducting an experiment in which it is supposed to teach the military non-standard thinking

    I liked the phrase very much
  26. sabakina
    sabakina 13 June 2016 14: 24
    What are they doing? WoT online games are already missing? Or are their servers overloaded? There, at least a platoon, at least a company, at least non-standard, but whatever! And all for FREE!
    Threat. When I was little, we played tanks with a penknife. Take a knife, throw it. If the knife stuck into the ground, you draw your tank, if not, the passage to the enemy. If he got into your tank, he erases it with his foot. And what’s interesting, you can’t intercede for your tanks! In the battles were!
    Not guys, our thinking has been developed through centuries of wars with you, so ...
  27. MP
    MP 13 June 2016 15: 29
    There is a tactical desktop on Warhammer 40K, let it master. There are some rules of a thick book, plus a book for each one. You look, when they will learn, they will not want to fight.
  28. Galleon
    Galleon 14 June 2016 01: 44
    American, and now it’s clear that the Canadian military has been playing computer games for quite some time. In particular, in the 90s the security system for the transportation of nuclear weapons by rail (and probably not only by rail) was developed in this way. 2 teams played: one guarded, the other took the transport by storm, lost various options. They invited our specialists to this game. Thus, weaknesses in defense systems were found and counter-measures were developed for the most likely enemy actions. Say fun? Not at all.
    By the way, legs from these games grow in methods for calculating the adequacy of physical protection systems for objects.
    This game may be some kind of adaptation - a paper simulator to familiarize yourself with the methods and techniques of an enemy unknown to Canadians. Maybe they are so accessible for understanding?