In anticipation that Stage 3 of the easing of the COVID-19
restrictions will come into operation on 17th May, we have begun the
process of planning for COW2021.
At present, the situation regarding what restrictions might be in
place when Knuston Hall reopens is unclear, but rather than wait until
17th May to begin preparations for the conference, we are starting
now. With this in mind, we would like to make the parameters we are
working to as clear as possible.
All those who paid in full for COW2020 have had their bookings
carried forward to COW2021. If you fall into this category, you do
not need to book a place at COW2021 but it would be helpful if you
could confirm that you still wish to attend by emailing Bob
Cordery (using the email address on the back page of Nugget). If
you wish to cancel your booking, please do so as soon as possible,
again by emailing Bob and any money you have paid will be refunded
It is not possible at present to take any further bookings for
If you wish to offer a session for inclusion in the COW2021
programme, please could you contact Tim Gow (again, contact
details are in Nugget) as soon as possible? He can then begin to
plan the conference programme in anticipation that COW2021 will
Any arrangements that we make will need to be flexible and may be
subject to change at short notice. We have no control over the
restrictions that Knuston Hall may need to operate under when they
reopen, but rest assured that we will do our utmost to regularly
Bob Cordery and Tim Gow
What is Wargame Developments?
Wargame Developments (WD) is a group of like-minded
wargamers who are dedicated to developing wargames. It is a non-commercial organisation,
and its aims are:
Wargame Developments was founded in 1980, and since
then it has pursued its aims in several different ways. These include:
Running an annual conference (COW - the Conference Of Wargamers).
Publishing a regular journal (The
NUGGET) that is sent to all members nine times per year.
Putting on participation games at major wargames shows in
the UK in order to demonstrate the sort of developments in wargaming that are being
undertaken by members of WD.
Supporting groups of members who are working together to
develop particular ideas and concepts (e.g. Megablitz - a set of
operational level rules for twentieth century warfare - and Matrix