Monday, 9 July 2012

COW2012: PVO Strany ... the film!

For the first time ever, I managed to make a short video about one of the games at COW2012 ... PVO Strany.
I hope that enjoy watching my first efforts as a film maker ... and the antics of those who took part in this particular wargame!

14 comments:

  1. I've seen worse. I only managed to capture a couple af very short bits of film (but then I was running the game!). Design and umpireing work was split between Martin and I.

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  2. Tim Gow,

    I suspect that the session I took part in was just as bad ... if not worse!

    This was the first time I have filmed part of a COW session, but this has encouraged me to do more in the future.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. This session makes my cotton wool ball battleship game look positively prehistoric.

    Looks like much fun was had!

    Jim

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  4. Jim Duncan,

    On the contrary, in my opinion your game is far more sophisticated ... and sensible!

    And you are right, it was great fun.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Brilliant- looks like a laugh. Pretty good idea for a game though.

    Did you make anymore videos of the weekend?

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  6. At least in your game Bob you had Radar and Radios.

    My game depended upon Mark 1 Eyeball!!

    Jim

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  7. Peter,

    I didn't manage to take any more videos at COW, but I think that other attendees might have done. If so, I will encourage them to make them available.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  8. Jim Duncan,

    If my experience of playing the game is anything to go by, the radar and radios were more of a hindrance than a help ... and the good old Mark 1 Eyeball would have been more effective.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  9. Yes Bob.

    You can't beat troops on the ground, sailors at sea and aircrew aloft!

    Jim

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  10. Jim Duncan,

    Without wishing to seem at all political, perhaps HMG should follow your advice!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  11. I liked the 'real-time' aspect of it, plus the fact that the bomber speed was set (no difficult tables to work out)

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  12. Joppy,

    Making three people walk together is a great way to ensure that the speed is kept at a reasonable rate. It is very difficult for them to move at much more than a gentle stroll, let alone jog!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  13. I haven't been to COW for a few years, so your video was informative as to how much fatter everyone is!

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  14. Wg Cdr Luddite,

    You might think that but I could not possibly comment!

    All the best,

    Bob

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