Monday, 11 July 2011

CoW 2011- Saturday Evening & Sunday photo report

Don't seem to have taken a lot of pictures on Saturday evening, so here's my final batch all at once.

John Curry playing "Greyhounds in the Slips", the other half of the "Domino Double Header". People do love those big toy soldiers!

Tim Gow's "Rollbahn Ost!", - the eastern front in 12 minutes, with 3 tanks, and handful of figures, a pack of cards and a page torn off a flip-chart. Impressive.

Tom Mouat's "SWAB" (Scuppers Were Awash with Blood!) Napoleonic naval game. Each player commands one ship and has a display board showing sail configuration and other playing aids (see below). This is the British squadron. We all sat round the map on the floor where the umpire moved those little press-out ships about.

The British approach in line astern, top left. The French are trying to head for open water, against an on-shore breeze. That's my command board in the bottom of the picture, indicating I'm moving 3 squares then turning to Port.

A picture of my ship control board. The yellow dice indicate crew deployment. As you can see I want to move fairly fast, then expect to fire to Port.

Chris James' traditional style ECW battle "We are all Englishmen"

Players musing over Bob Cordery's "Portable Wargame"

Group photo of the Japanese planning committee for the Sen Toku game (look it up in Wikipedia). We are looking pleased with ourselves as we have just worked out how to attack New York and Washington DC with secret weapons.

Some of the playing aids when planning Sen Tuko.

The four submarines and their deadly cargoes set sail.
These pictures only give a brief taste of what goes on at CoW. Another brilliant conference. already planning for next year!


  1. Hmmm. I can see I really need to make an effort to get to CoW. Looks like your game went well - certainly looks good.

  2. Richard,

    In deed you should. It is a wargaming event sans parail. SNTK went well, but did not garner as much attention as I would have hoped. Plus, fortunately for me one of the Northampton boys made up the numbers when I had a late drop oput.


  3. Really wish I could have gone this year, but it was not meant to be.

  4. Ashley - Book yourself in for 2012 now, so there's no excuse!