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Friday, 10 July 2020

VCOW Day 1

VCOW (The Virtual Conference of Wargamers) starts this afternoon with a virtual tour of the Lansdowne battlefield.

The conference proper starts with an introduction at 7.20pm, followed by a talk entitled ‘Wargames: What and Why’ by Peter Perla from 7.30pm to 7.55pm. Mark Herman will then talk from 7.55pm to 8.20pm about ‘Professional and Hobby Wargaming’.

The evening will then be rounded off with three online wargames:
  • ‘The Day of the Jackal’
  • ‘The Great Mutiny 1857’
  • ‘Hadley’s Hope’
I’m not taking part in any of the games, but I am very much looking forward to listening to the talks.

8 comments:

  1. Hi BOB,
    Thanks for the Listings - 'The Great Mutiny 1857' sounds interesting as an on-line wargame. Best Wishes fro VCOW. Cheers. KEV.

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    1. Kev Robertson (Kev),

      I am particularly looking forward to hearing the talks.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. I hope you all have a great conference. Luckily we live near Lansdown Hill and have walked the battlefield many times, which has the added bonus of some stunning views.

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    1. Steve J.,

      I understand that the virtual tour of the battlefield went off without a hitch, which bodes well for the rest of the sessions,

      It must be quite interesting to live near the site of a battlefield.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Fantastic opening day, Peter's and Mark's talks were exceptional and spent the rest of the night trying not to be eaten by overgrown lizards

    Brilliant .. what more could a boy want on a Friday night?

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    1. Geordie an Exile FoG,

      The talks were a great way to start VCOW, and really set the tone for the rest of the conference.

      Trying not to get eaten by overgrown lizards’? Just what was in the mushroom soup you ate on Friday night?

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. Courtesy of Hadley's hope and Tom .. a small scale Sci-Fi skirmish game .. all we had to do was the 24th century equivalent of changing a light bulb .. what could go possibly wrong ... bzz .. comms cuts out mid-sentence ;)

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    3. Geordie an Exile FoG,

      It sounds very much like one of Tom’s Sci-Fi games! I usually get killed about two-thirds of the way through one of his sessions.

      All the best,

      Bob

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