Monday, 23 July 2018

COW 2018 overview

Two weeks have whizzed by since COW and what a splendid weekend it was!
I ran two games - on Friday night my suddenly again topical 'Out on a Limb' about UN Arms Inspectors which was originally seen in 2003.
The OOAL booking-in poster

Thought, bluff, cunning and bewilderment.  All on the faces of the players!
The diabolical plot - uncovered at last!
I then played in John Curry's 'Target for Tonight' as the navigator (god help us) in a Lancaster which zigzagged it's way across Europe before missing the target with a huge bomb.  I still say we must have destroyed something...

On Saturday morning I was lured into playing Tom Mouat's game which had originally been prepared for a certain unit of the British armed forces.  The Brits were trying to extract their nationals from an entirely fictional port city while wicked terrorists got in the way.  I, of course, was a terrorist...
the map of the entirely fictional city
the faces of terror - no acting required!

In the afternoon I ran my Somme game - as seen previously here and here.  More on this in a later post.
A worrying moment for the German observer - photo by Bob Cordery.
Having roasted under a baking sun during the lawn game, dinner was preceded by a brief nap and a shower.  No photos of that you'll be pleased to hear!

After dinner I enjoyed John Curry's 'Random tales from professional wargaming'.  Somewhat to my surprise, I merited a mention!
This was followed by Jim Roche's singalong session.
Sunday morning saw John Armatys and I running the Ideas Exchange session which as usual threw up several useful ideas.
Then it was off to Bob Cordery's very informative talk on self-publishing before packing the car and chairing the WD AGM.

As has been the case for many years, there were at least six sessions I wanted to attend but couldn't.  I blame whatever bungling oaf arranges the timetable....


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

"T for Timmy" is a legend in the Bomber echelons of the RAF
How it manged to drop that bomb on Doncaster was a miracle of navigation
Still at least you didn't manage to shoot down a Mosquito like "J for Johnny" - who was in charge of that kite, he needs his eyes tested for sure

Two weeks after and I am still smiling
Just counting down the weeks until 2019
Thanks for steering my ship onto CoWs sandy beaches


All the best Tim
Best Wishes

Archduke Piccolo said...

Man, I'd love to attend one of these things. Complete unknown in this country...

Trebian said...

Isn't it amazing, - we only overlapped at one session for the whole weekend. Such variety. Such fun.

Tim Gow said...

I’m glad you made it at last! Not sure about ‘COW’s sandy beaches’ though. Perhaps it’s just a better quality of shipwreck?

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
Only a flight away......

Tim Gow said...

I know - it seems barely possible! And I wanted to see more of your C18th game too....