Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group

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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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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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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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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Come to a King – 1014

This is an offside report by Mukul Patel on Andrew Haddley’s Come to a King – 1014 session run at the Chestnut Lodge Games Weekend in April 2015. Come to a King – 1014 Dave Cox won the sweepstake on when Andrew would arrive 1.45pm well done Dave. This was another bit of a try out […]

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Big Chairs Game by Becky

This is an offside report of a session at the Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group (CLWG) Games Weekend in April 2015. Offside Report – Big Chairs Becky wants to design a Megagame. Inspired by the events prior to Game of Big Chairs! The setting is small island continent with a few kings or “houses” all under […]

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