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Dec. 19, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Maryville War Games

The university in Maryville is moving forward with developing war game software for the US Army.

A group of students and faculty at Northwest are partnering with Fort Leavenworth military brass to create a multi-touch tabletop similar to a giant I-pad. Soldiers can move 4,000 military icons around a digital map, strategizing battle plans and even re-playing archived moves for instruction. Dr. Bill Siever says the software project has given the students a unique learning experience.

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Fort Leavenworth is asking for the next phase of the Northwest War Games development to continue into next year.