Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group

Tabletop Wargames – How to Write Rules for Toy Soldier Games [Book Review]

A book review – Jim Wallman Just reading “Tabletop Wargames – A Designers’ & Writers’ Handbook by Priestley and Lambshead. A well written book with lots of excellent photographs and interesting discussion about how to write better mainstream toy soldier games in particular on structure, presentation, writing style and layout.  This aspect of writing rules […]

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Strategic Nuclear Planning Game [From the Archives]

Strategic Nuclear Planning by Rob Cooper is one of CLWG’s legendary games. Run shortly after the end of the Cold War, here is Jim Wallman’s offside report of playing in Strategic Nuclear Planning. This was originally published in milmud sometime in the early 1990s, the exact date lost to time. Strategic Nuclear Planning – offside […]

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Adlerangriff – Manual Real Time Game – onside by Jim Wallman

Adlerangriff was a design session for a manual real time Battle of Britain game run by Jim Wallman at the CLWG Conference in October 2016. Adlerangriff being the German name for the operation that we call the Battle of Britain. Onside Report of Adlerangriff by Jim Wallman Following one of ‘those conversations’ with Rob Cooper a […]

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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 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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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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