They obviously can’t actually have men and materiel actually carry out all the actions ordered. Is it like the world’s most elaborate DnD game?
General Riper: “I put my anti-ship missiles on skiffs. Since they have a size class less than 3, they get +10 to radar evasion.”
4 star admiral / Dungeon Master: *Rolls die.* “They successfully evade radar. However the enemy has destroyed your radio towers and fiber optics, and they can no longer receive orders.”
GR: “I send my motorcycle messengers to transmit orders. They have bikes with +5 speed.”
4SA/DM: *Rolls die.* “They are not detected. Communications are re-established and you can now again issue orders to these units.”