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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

COW2018: Photo-report

The following photographs give a flavour of this year's Conference of Wargamers (COW2018). They represent probably about a third of everything that was going on over the weekend.

Before the conference: Some of the attendees gather in the main entrance to Knuston Hall: Relaxing and chatting before the serious business of wargaming begins.


The attendees assemble in the Lounge: You'd never guess that they were wargamers if you met them in the street, would you?


Sue Laflin-Barker receiving a lifetime achievement award on behalf of herself and Phil Barker


Paddy Griffith's Halberdiers: A narrative game based on Evelyn Waugh's SWORD OF HONOUR trilogy.


All True Soldier Gentlemen: A game about the careers of British Army officers during the French revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.



Ten Thousand Miles from Home: A game about the 1968 US presidential elections and the events that influenced the result.


Va T'En Guerre: The War of the Spanish Succession ... using 20mm-scale Airfix figures.




Red Team/Blue Team: Cyber warfare.


To Sail The Spanish Main: A game of piracy.


A Gunner's Guide To Britain's Artillery: Examples of common and rare firing model cannons on show ... and in use!


Somme Enchanted Evening: A lawn game about an attack during the Battle of the Somme using the Funny Little Wars rules. It featured air operations, artillery barrages, and the needless slaughter of many fine 54mm-scale toy soldiers.






Random Tales From professional Wargaming: The truth ...


Save Gordon!: A Matrix Game about the operation to rescue General Gordon from Khartoum.


Paddy Griffith's Halberdiers: A second, unscheduled session.

10 comments:

  1. Evry time I see pictures from COW, I want to be there as well ... perhaps some day :-)

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    1. Phil Dutre,

      Perhaps one day you'll manage to get there!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Bob,
    Thank you for putting up the photos of COW- lots of variety going on there- your Save Gordon scenario looks very interesting- very compact. Glad you enjoyed your weekend there at Knuston Hall. Regards. KEV.

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    1. Kev Robertson,

      I think that photos give a good impression of what COW is really like, and are certainly easier to understand that a long description would be.

      SAVE GORDON! has always been a popular Matrix Game, and the outcome of each one has been very different.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Pete.,

      It is a very popular conference. I have already had 42 bookings for next year!

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. Speaking of which, I've just sent you the balance for COW 2019!

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    3. Martin Rapier,

      Bookings are coming in thick and fast ... and a lot include payment in full!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. I am loving all the CoW write-ups .. do we have a definitive list of CoW bloggers?

    Secondly is the best way to pay a CoW deposit for 2019 a cheque or PayPal via the WD web-site?

    I am assuming the "tented city" is my only option - I quite enjoyed it to be honest ;)

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    1. Geordie an Exiled FoG,

      The best place to look for online write-ups and photographs are the Wargame Developments Facebook page and the following blogs:
      * Wargaming for Grown-ups
      * Megablitz and more
      * The Games We Play

      The quickest way to pay a deposit for COW2019 is to use the deposit button or donate button on the relevant page on the WD website.

      If you want to camp, there will be no problem, but if you want a room, you need to book very soon indeed.

      All the best,

      Bob

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