February 1940: Kriegspiel before campaign of France

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February 1940: Kriegspiel before campaign of France

Post by Mori » 04 Aug 2019 22:16


The German high command ran a Kriegspiel on Feb 7th 1940 and another on Feb 14th 1940 to simulate and refine the operational plan against France.

These wargames are mentioned in most books, the usual source being the war diary of Franz Halder (a copy of which is available on archive.org or on CARL).

However, this source is not a thorough description of the wargames, with list of attendees, distribution of roles (who plays the French?), setup, main assumptions, summary of the discussion etc.

Has anyone heard / seen any description beyond what's in Halder's diary?

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