Robert (Bob) Cordery

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Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Retired
Location Shooters Hill, South East London, United Kingdom
Introduction I have been wargaming for as long as I can remember. One of the first toys that I was bought was a wooden fort that was garrisoned by assorted lead soldiers ... and I have never looked back! The first wargames book I bought was CHARGE! (although I had taken out [and repeatedly read] Donald Featherstone's WAR GAMES book beforehand [and many thanks to John Curry for republishing it!]). My first 20mm figures were the good old Airfix Guards Infantry and Band (in shocking pink!), soon followed by others as they were released, and by 1968, when I bought my first metal Hinton Hunt 20mm figures, I had a large collection of World War II figures, tanks, guns, and aircraft. I was a founder member of WARGAME DEVELOPMENTS and have been the treasurer and membership secretary ever since. I have also organised – along with Tim Gow - the annual conference (COW – Conference of Wargamers) for the past ten years. My main interests are wargaming any wars from 1850 onwards, although I have a special interest in Colonial, the Spanish Civil War, and World War II wargaming. I also have a special interest in wargames that use square or hex grids for movement and weapon ranges.
Interests Military History, Cruising, Food, Current Affairs, Freemasonry
Favorite Movies Zulu, The Man Who Would Be King, African Queen, The Four Feathers (Korda version), Enemy at the Gates, Saving Private Ryan
Favorite Music Military music, Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries, Overture to Tannhauser, classical music, and lots of 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s pop music.
Favorite Books Boris Akunin, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, John Buchan, Herge, Martin Cruz Smith, military history, 'What if?'