Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group

Megagame: What the Hell are Guelphs and Ghibellines?

This is an offside report about Guelphs and Ghibellines by Becky Ladley, which originally appeared on BeckyBecky Blogs. It’s another Megagame blog post! Yes, this is my third Megagame in four weeks. Yes, I am starting to get a little Megagamed out… Guelphs and Ghibellines – what’s it all about? This one was called Guelphs […]

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Megagame 1866 And All That, And Some – Offside Report

This is an offside report by Becky Ladley about the Megagame 1866 And All That, which originally appeared on BeckyBecky Blogs. Megagame 1866 And All That, And Some For the second weekend in a row, I traveled down to the south to take part in a Megagame: 1866 And All That. This one couldn’t have […]

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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 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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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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