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Golden Chestnut 2016 – Did You Win?

The famed Chestnut Tree logo of Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group.

The famed Chestnut Tree logo of Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group.

Traditionally the editor of Milmud awards the Golden Chestnut to the CLWG member that has contributed the most to Milmud over the course of the year. The Golden Chestnut isn’t about volume so much as quality. That said, now that I can record readers, then I’m using the volume of readership as a measure of quality when awarding the Golden Chestnut 2016!

But first, here are some blog stats for milmud since last year’s CLWG Conference.

Milmud Stats for 2015-16

Milmud had its busiest day so far on 20th June 2016, which resulted in 178 page views from just over 100 visitors. Over the year as a whole we had 1,631 page views. This is OK, but not brilliant, I have four pages on my personal blog that outperformed Milmud combined in the same time period.

Over the course of the year 26 articles were published from 9 authors, of which four contributed 20 articles and 85% of the page views between them. As patterns go this is not surprising, but there ought to have been more contributions because every member is expected to write at least one milmud article every year.

Contributors

The following CLWG members contributed articles (in no particular order), Becky, Jim, Nick, Andy Hadley, Ben Moores, Bernie Ganley, Bruce Walton, Mukul, me.

If you want to contribute please see the Write for Milmud page.

Milmud’s Top Ten Articles of 2015-16

These are the top viewed articles that were written in the last year, excluding info pages and the home page (which was the most viewed page overall). Older articles were excluded too.

Article

Author

Views

%

1

Towards a Megagame taxonomy

Andrew Hadley

192

11.8%

2

The Quiet Bolognese.

Nick Luft

73

4.5%

3

Travels along The Spanish Road – onside report

Ben Moores

59

3.6%

4

Staying at Hougoumont Farm

Andrew Hadley

50

3.1%

5

Not Over by Christmas – offside from Bernie

Bernie Ganley

58

3.6%

6

CLWG Games Weekend 1995 – Saturday

James Kemp

32

2.0%

7

Somme Centenary – a commentary on the battle

James Kemp

27

1.7%

8

Everyone Must Die – offside from Bernie

Bernie Ganley

43

2.6%

9

Viperous Worm: Gaming popular opinion, 1450

Nick Luft

26

1.6%

10

Revolutionary Warfare – Onside by James Kemp

James Kemp

24

1.5%

Golden Chestnut 2016

I expect that you will already have worked out who has won the Golden Chestnut 2016. If not then here are the top four contributors and their posts & views.

Author

new posts

Author hits

hits/post

rank

Andrew Hadley

4

302

80

1

James Kemp

10

216

22

2

Nick Luft

3

157

52

3

Bernie Ganley

3

129

43

4

Andrew Hadley wins

So the Golden Chestnut 2016 goes to Andrew Hadley. He holds the record for the most page views in a single day (110 on his post on megagame taxonomy) on 20th June 2016. He also contributed the highest number of posts (I don’t count, it’s the job of the editor to produce material for publication). So its a well deserved Golden Chestnut for Andy.

Can you win in 2017?

If you want the Golden Chestnut 2017 then you need to start contributing articles. So please, put finger to keyboard and start writing. We need your articles.

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