Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group

Mind Your Language…Or It Is Are Not Raining Here Also

Kulture-crashes, Spilling Urrors And Alternate Mindsetz [With a fond nod to the brilliance of Tony Hancock…] I read an article recently about how each group projects its own values onto strangers (from an individual to full society level – bloody French…). All well known stuff. But this article was about if we would even be […]

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Summer Fling – A (half-remembered) debrief of Old World Order 1898

In the beginning, there was Watch the Skies 1898. This was a new variant of Jim Wallman’s tried-and-true Watch the Skies series of games, but set at the dawn of the 20th century and featuring aliens. By design, it was very high-level and strategic – counters representing entire fleets and armies, abstract economic abstractions and […]

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The Wages of Sin (and what is it worth)…

This might be of interest to people. Discovered there is an historical currency converter on the National Archives site:https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/currency-converter/ So when reading those historical texts about a knights wealth or soldiers pay, you can see how much it would be today and how much it could purchase back then. It covers 1270-2017 So if you […]

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A Desperate Day – Offside Report by Andy Grainger

I enjoyed Jon Casey’s game about the Battle of Elouges in 1914, not least because I was able to visit the battlefield in March 2019. It took place the day after the Battle of Mons, one of those rearguard actions that would punctuate the retreat leading occasionally to the loss of almost a complete Battalion […]

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