Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group

The Quiet Bolognese.

An offside report of Jaap Boender’s Megagame “Guelphs and Ghibellines”, about politics in Medieval Italy. This was a quiet megagame for me: if you discount surviving a coup, reforming the City of Bologna, going on pilgrimage to Jerusalem, being captured and ransomed, having a religious revelation, seeing the siege and battle of Acre and writing […]

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The Last Emperors – offside report from Bruce

Sultan Mehmet II - the Last Emperors of Constantinople

The Last Emperors was run by John Bassett at the March 2016 CLWG meeting. The game is about the aftermath of the fall of Constantinople in 1453. The Last Emperors by John Bassett – offside report from Bruce Walton I arrived nearly an hour late for the CLWG March meeting, due to circumstances beyond my […]

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Everyone Must Die – offside from Bernie

Everyone Must Die was a playtest for Becky’s forthcoming megagame set in the Game of Thrones universe. It followed on from her Big Chairs game in June. She ran Everyone Must Die at the Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group September 2015 meeting. Here is Bernie’s offside report. “Everyone Must Die” by Becky Ladley-Jones “Everyone Must Die” […]

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Winter is Coming – offside from Bernie

Winter is Coming was a committee game run by Mukul at the September 2015 Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group (CLWG) meeting about the siege of Leningrad. Here is Bernie’s offside report. Winter is Coming by Mukul Patel This was Mukul’s committee game on the approaching horror that was about to befall Leningrad in the late summer […]

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Not Over by Christmas – offside from Bernie

Not Over by Christmas ran at the September 2015 CLWG session. Rob Cooper tested the air war sub-game for his forthcoming megagame. The offside report below was written by Bernie Ganley. Not Over by Christmas – air war subgame from Rob Cooper Going toe to toe with the Rooskies! The air war between NATO and […]

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Medieval Farming – offside from Mukul

Mukul’s offside report on Nick Luft’s medieval farming game A little bit of bread and no cheese that was run at the June 2015 Chestnut Lodge meeting. Medieval Farming – Offside Report – AKA Village People by Nick Luft A game by Nick luft about village life in rural England. Players are the heads of […]

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1672 The Year of Disaster

An Offside Report by Nick Luft of a discussion lead by Jaap Boender planning for a potential megagame of 1672 The Year of Disaster at the Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group Conference, Oct 2014 1672 The Year of Disaster Jaap wants to design a megagame based on 1672 The Year of Disaster the Dutch name for a […]

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Funeral Games

Offside Report by Nick Luft of the game and discussion lead by Rob Cooper and John Bassett about their megagame of Alexander the Great’s succession called Funeral Games at the Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group Conference, Oct 2014 Funeral Games Rob and John are close to putting on a second version of their megagame Funeral Games but were […]

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The Hands of the Many

  Offside Report by Nick Luft of The Hands of the Many a game and discussion lead by Andy Hadley at the Chestnut Lodge Game Conference, Oct 2014. The Hands of the Many Andy ran a game based on the Peloponnesian Wars. I think he is intending to run a megagame on this. There were four player teams of […]

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