My only beef is that sometimes wargamers can cop an attitude when looking at a game that doesn’t try to model activity at some insane level of detail and conclude that, because it does not, it is not a realistic game. That’s nonsense.
Quotes about wargames
Rules complexity was not necessarily matched by strategic complexity; the only real choice for the German player in a strategic World War II game, after all, is “Britain first” or “Russia first”. The attraction of the wargame lies in mastering a complex system; and in the difficult, complicated tactical decisions to be made—exactly how to position your counters to deliver an attack of maximal effectiveness.
[…] wargames are unquestionably the most sophisticated ludic productions ever attempted in paper or predigital form, their systems and procedures self-documenting with all of their working parts materially exposed as soon as one opens the box and begins examining the often notoriously intricate rules, charts, and components.