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, 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.
COW2017 will be taking place from Friday 7th July to Sunday 9th July 2017. The cost of attending COW2017 will be £275.00 (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,
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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.
|The page was last updated on 27th July 2017||
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