“Zones of Control” available for preorder

ZOC book cover

Zones of Control: Perspectives on Wargaming, coedited by Pat Harrigan and Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, will be published by The MIT Press in April 2016. This book contains over 50 short chapters on wargaming, by many names familiar to people who have spent enough time hanging around this unsavoury corner of Freizeitverschwendungskeit (or is it -schaft?).

One of the chapters, “Chess, Go and Vietnam”, is co-written by Volko Ruhnke and myself. We had been asked separately to contribute, but decided to co-write it because one would have echoed what the other had in mind.

This is the first time any of my writing has been in a book, and I’m quite excited to be in such good company. (And, last I heard, the book will also contain the rules to Guerrilla Checkers – that game gets around.)

The complete table of contents is posted on Rex Brynen’s Paxsims blog at https://paxsims.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/zones-of-control/

The preorder link below is now active, price is $50.00 for hardcover but it’s massive – over 800 pages long!


The MIT Press catalog entry has more information, and also notes that this will be offered as an eBook for $35.00, in April/May 2016.


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4 Responses to “Zones of Control” available for preorder

  1. Pingback: “Zones of Control” available for preorder | brtrain | Wirtschaftsprofiling und Unternehmenssicherheit

  2. alsandor says:

    Unfortunately not available at Chapters or Amazon.ca which means paying the exchange rate (not a good thing) AND shipping from US…I could afford it if I could cancel the Christmas lunch…but I can’t. :~-(

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