Colonel Blotto and Colonel Richard Games

Document Type : Original Article


Researcher in institute for the study of war


Wargaming is one of the methods of training for military commanders in field of decision taking and decision making. Game theory is used as one of the techniques of wargaming in modeling problems with conflict situations. The aim of this article is to introduce readers about games of Colonel Blotto and Colonel Richard. In these games, the two blue and red commanders are competing in a single battle position on several fronts. Proper allocation of forces according to the rules of the game by the players will lead to victory in the game. After introducing the introductory version of Colonel Blato's game, a special type of game, Colonel Richard's, is discussed and a solution is presented.