Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group

CLWG Games Weekend 1995 – Saturday

One from the archives, an account of the CLWG games weekend in April 1995, previously printed in milmud 21 years ago, in two parts originally hosted on James Kemp’s gaming blog Cold Steel. Of note that this games weekend was in the era when CLWG actually met at Chestnut Lodge in South London. CLWG Games […]

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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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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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CLWG December 2015 – What you missed

Alexander leading the Dragon Attack! design session at the December 2015 CLWG meeting.

Today was the CLWG December 2015 meeting. We had a good turnout, 11 present. There were three sessions run, and I will look forward to the onside and offside reports. CLWG December 2015 Sessions A design session on the Trade mechanics for Jaap’s Guelphs & Ghibbelines megagame. The third outing of my Afghan Farmer game The […]

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CLWG Conference 2015 – Day 1

There were 14 people at the CLWG Conference today and we managed to run four sessions. 1689 Highland Battles A test of the economic and military bits of the Scottish part of the 1689 megagame planned for late 2017. Run by James. Academics Design A design session from Jaap, about academic politics, run in parallel […]

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