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Going to War: Creating Computer War Games by Jason Darby

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Towns and Cities

I have already discussed some types of buildings, such as forts and castles, but battles taking place in a town or city took on a different type of warfare. This is very true of modern warfare, where such battles are called “street to street” or “street fighting.”

Ever since they came into use, guns and gunshot have changed many aspects of war. They allowed forces to be more mobile but, at the same time, take full advantage of cover and the buildings around them. Wars in the Napoleon era used buildings as well as open warfare, allowing soldiers to fire but also take cover and hold a strategic area in the battle. Wars today are less about open warfare because of the high availability of technology that can quickly and easily ...

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