pro-wargame-leagueDid you know there is a Professional Wargame League? No, the members don’t get paid to play. Rather, the league organizes Kriegsspiel command post style games, like those employed by real military organizations for training. This means there’s no hex maps, no cardboard counters. Two players each have their own standard map of the conflict area and relay their unit orders to a neutral umpire by email. The umpire, who’s the only one who needs to be concerned with rules, moves troops on the map, resolves combat, and sends back reports to each side. The advantages of this style of play include a focus on fog-of-war and limited command-and-control.