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New Directions In Wargaming

In 1980 Dr. Paddy Griffith, who was then a lecturer in War Studies at RMA Sandhurst, organised a conference entitled "New Directions In Wargaming". The conference was held at Moor Park College near Farnham, and lasted over the weekend of 23rd to 25th May 1980. It was at this conference that Wargame Developments was founded, and it set the pattern for all the subsequent conferences.

The First COW

The Moor Park conference was such a success that it was agreed that an annual conference should be organised, and in June 1981 the first COW took place. Because Moor Park College was unavailable, an alternative venue was sought and thus began WD's long association with Knuston Hall Residential College for Adult Education.

COW and Knuston Hall

Knuston Hall has proven to be a popular venue because its facilities suited the organisation's needs and requirements, and its location - in the Midlands, close to the motorway network - makes it accessible from almost anywhere in the UK.

Each conference includes plenary/core, workshop, and practical sessions. All rooms have private facilities, and single rooms may be available. Attendees who require vegetarian, vegan, non-meat, or gluten free meals should contact Knuston Hall at least a week before the course begins.

COW2018

COW2018 will be taking place from Friday 6th July to Sunday 8th July 2018. The cost of attending COW2018 will be 285.00 (Residential) or 245.00 (Non-residential/Camping). Please note that the cost of attending COW includes the cost of the annual membership of Wargame Developments and the cost of subscribing to THE NUGGET for the year following the conference,

Please note that only existing or joining members of Wargame Developments
who have booked and paid for a place may attend COW

For further details or to make a booking 

For further details about COW2018 or to book a place at COW2018, write to:

COW2018 Bookings,
84, Eglinton Hill,
Shooters Hill,
London,
SE18 3DY,
UK

or send an e-mail to COW2018 Bookings.

If you wish to book a place, please send a deposit of 20.00 (please make your cheque payable to Wargame Developments) to the address shown above. You may also book a place by selecting one of the PayPal payment options shown below.

If you are writing for further details about COW2018, enclose a stamped and self-addressed envelope or IRC with your letter.

COW Sessions

To offer sessions for the 2018 conference, write to:

COW2018 Session Coordinator,
51, High Street,
South Anston,
Sheffield,
S25 4AY

or send an e-mail to COW2018 Session Coordinator.

You can pay fees to Wargame Developments by PayPal.

To pay your COW2018 deposit of 20.00: To pay for COW2018 (Residential) IN FULL (285.00): To pay your COW2018 (Residential) balance of  265.00:
To pay for COW2018 (Non-Residential/Camping) IN FULL (245.00): To pay your COW2018 (Non-Residential/Camping) balance of  225.00: To pay any part of the cost of attending COW2018:

A list of Hotels and B&Bs in the area around Knuston Hall can be found here. Please note that this is purely for information only and the inclusion of a Hotel or B&B on this list does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of that Hotel or B&B by Wargame Developments, the Conference of Wargamers, or Knuston Hall Residential College.

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The page was last updated on 23rd July 2018

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