The Conference of Wargamers
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 - made it accessible from almost anywhere in the UK. However in early 2022 Northamptonshire City Council (who operate the Hall) informed us that it would be closed for the foreseeable future and so COW 2022 was held on 8-10 July 2022 at the UK Defence Academy, Shrivenham.
Plans for COW2023 are well underway, but we are NOT accepting deposits yet. Please keep an eye on future issues of The Nugget for details.
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