Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group

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 – 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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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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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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Gaming Cyber Warfare

This is an Offside Report by Nick Luft of a discussion on gaming cyber warfare lead by Jim Wallman at the CLWG Conference in October 2014 Gaming Cyber Warfare I was particularly interested in this session as I had run a discussion session and short game test at the Games Weekend in April 2013. I did not […]

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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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Come to a King – 1014

This is an offside report by Mukul Patel on Andrew Haddley’s Come to a King – 1014 session run at the Chestnut Lodge Games Weekend in April 2015. Come to a King – 1014 Dave Cox won the sweepstake on when Andrew would arrive 1.45pm well done Dave. This was another bit of a try out […]

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