16 May 2010

Excuse the crudity of this model...

The finer things in life: the sand table diagram.




Despite the advances in computing technology, neither PowerPoint nor
TTVS (Tactical Terrain Visualization System) has the impact of physically walking through the terrain as you give the mission briefing. A good walk-through sand table, in conjunction with TTVS, provides excellent visualization of the battlefield. Plus, it also makes for great, albeit juvenile amusement.


video

"You wanna see eighty captains move really fast? Tell them they're going home [after they pick up all these paper bowls]".

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm curious what the red cups represent?

Starbuck said...

It's been a few years since I took this picture, but I _think_ the red cups were enemy forces.

Anonymous said...

I think those are the same bowls and cups I used 7 years ago when I went through...

Starbuck said...

It was probably the same training scenario, too.