Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group

CLWG March 2017 Meeting – What you missed

3rd Red Army boards the train at CLWG March 2017

Today was the CLWG March 2017 meeting, with 11 people attending and two game design sessions. The first session was a tryout of the Siberia section of Bernie Ganley’s Russian Civil War megagame. The second was Andrew Hadley and Bruce Walton’s  In the Hands of the Many megagame tryout. See below for some pictures and a […]

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Somme Centenary – a commentary on the battle

Today is the centenary of the first infantry attacks in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Zero Hour was 07:30, and at that point the whistles blew and the infantry began their advance across no-man’s land towards the German trenches. The infantry attack was preceded by over a week’s artillery bombardment of one and […]

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Revolutionary Warfare – Onside by James Kemp

Revolutionary Warfare in France 1789

Another post from the Archives, this is James Kemp’s onside report of Revolutionary Warfare from January 2003. It was written for milmud and archived on his website at http://www.cold-steel.org/2003/revolutionary-warfare/ Revolutionary Warfare – Onside Report by James Kemp When I played Andy Grainger’s A Month in Country I immediately thought of some of the parallels with my Revolutionary […]

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CLWG Games Weekend 1995 – Sunday

Part 2 of yesterday’s report on the CLWG Games Weekend 1995. Originally published in the May 1995 edition of Milmud and archived on James Kemp’s Cold Steel blog. CLWG Games Weekend 1995 – Sunday Military Spin Sunday dawned a new day and I had done my homework on the Charge of the Light Brigade. The […]

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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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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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