Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group

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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CLWG Business Meeting 2015

The CLWG business meeting was held in the Anerley Arms from 17:19 to 17:32 BST today. Possibly a record at 12 minutes. 10 CLWG members, including one of three officers were present. The meeting was chaired by James Kemp and the notes taken by Nick Luft (and subsequently typed up by James Kemp). CLWG Business Meeting 2015 Officers’ […]

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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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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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