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The Bastard Comes game design preview

Andrew Hadley writes about his latest megagame idea The Bastard Comes. A megagame of the aftermath of the Norman Invasion of britain in 1066. The Bastard Comes game design preview a Megagame of British resistance to Norman rule post-Hastings Main concept Various English groups resist or collaborate with the extension of Norman rule, with the […]

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Game Design Update – In the Hands of the Many

As many of you know, Bruce and I have been working on game design for the Peloponnesian War for a while now. I’ve been trying to improve my knowledge of some of the planned player teams, apart from the big boys of Athens and Sparta. We definitely think there are interesting game roles for Corinthian […]

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Travels along The Spanish Road – onside report

Ben Moores onside report on the latest playtest for his forthcoming Megagame The Spanish Road (16th July 2016) at the May CLWG meeting. (See previous reports on testing The Spanish Road articles). Along The Spanish Road This weekend Chestnut Lodge helped trial the Burgundian segment of the upcoming “The Spanish Road” a 16th century megagame. The Burgundian […]

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Spanish Road – French Wars of Religion [Preview]

Here is a preview of the playtest session that Ben Moores will be running at the CLWG Conference this weekend. It’s the beginnings of a megagame of the French Wars of Religion in the latter part of the 16th Century. Spanish Road I loved Renaissance and Reformation, so much so that I had problems sleeping […]

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Medieval farming – A little bit of bread and no cheese

Medieval Dairy Maid Milking a Cow

This is an onside report by Nick Luft of his game about medieval farming, A little bit of bread and no cheese, that he attempted to run at the CLWG meeting in June 2015. A failed game I regard this game as a failed game. We didn’t play the first round. I tried to explain the […]

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Winter is Coming Siege of Leningrad

A game proposal from Mukul Patel for a political game of the siege of Leningrad, coming soon to a CLWG meeting. Winter is Coming Siege of Leningrad 1941 to 1942 – A game proposal It was horrific. The siege of Leningrad started in late 1941. Maybe the costliest siege in history over half million people to […]

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Little Navies

Little Navies – onside report of Game at CLWG Conference This is an onside report from the Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group annual conference in October 2014. We gave Jim’s set of the ‘little garden wars’ rules a good try out as the basis for a naval game. For the uninitiated, this is a development of a […]

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Little Garden Wars 2014

Little Garden Wars 2014 Central Europe, 1909. There is consternation at developments in the Dukedom of Knish, an important Balkan state controlling  47% of Danube trade. The Duke, Harold, 104 years old, has for many years agreed that on his demise Knish would join the Freedonian Republic as a new Province, and President Firefly has […]

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