Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group

Summer Fling – A (half-remembered) debrief of Old World Order 1898

In the beginning, there was Watch the Skies 1898. This was a new variant of Jim Wallman’s tried-and-true Watch the Skies series of games, but set at the dawn of the 20th century and featuring aliens. By design, it was very high-level and strategic – counters representing entire fleets and armies, abstract economic abstractions and […]

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“Seize the Citadel” – Simulating battlefield communications via Discord

I am planning to run a game in November’s session, and would like to trail my game design thoughts. My game aim is to see if I can design a game for the online environment. My previous online game at CLWG was After the Battle of Towton  which was a shoehorning of a real world […]

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After the Battle of Towton, 1461

Game Overview I wanted to run a committee game about the decisions taken by the Yorkist faction after they had won the Battle of Towton, 1461. This battle is regarded as one of the most decisive victories – and a bit of a surprise – of the Wars of the Roses. It is also regarded […]

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