Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group

War in Our Time [preview]

This is a session on a wild idea I had a while ago about a potential long-running World War 2-themed Alternate History game. I’ll be running a design session at the CLWG Conference. Background The idea came from an article in one of the “What if?” books in which the author argued that it would […]

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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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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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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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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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