For the penultimate episode of The Warfighter Podcast season, Colin and Tom tackle what might seem like a simple question, but proves to be expansive - What does it mean to deliver realism in Training? 

The boys are joined by Anthony Pittman who, as well having a lengthy service in the British Army where he lived and breathed training, is currently the Director for Development & Optimisation at Babcock.

Always a contentious subject, Colin and Tom don’t hold back on the difficult questions for Anthony, who deals with each point elegantly, tackling diverse subjects such as:

  • What is Realism anyway?
  • Is there an optimum level for Realism?
  • Could we cope with greater Realism?
  • Doesn’t adding Realism always cost more money?
  • Do we have enough scientific rigour to understand training effectiveness vs Realism?


Anthony wraps up the discussion with his vision for what improved realism means for the future of collective training.


Military Simulation & Training (MS&T) magazine has proudly signed up to be the exclusive media partner of The Warfighter Podcast, a brand-new simulation and training series that provides insight into the future being built by militaries and government agencies around the world.

The show is co-hosted by Tom Constable, a former British Army Officer turned technology entrepreneur, and ex-British Royal Navy officer Colin Hiller.

MS&T special correspondent Andy Fawkes is also a regular guest, providing a digest of the recent modelling & simulation news, with some discussion around the more interesting trends.