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 […]

Full View →

Copper & Cows – Onside Report by Jonathan Pickles

Copper & Cows was a design session and tryout run by Jonathan Pickles at the CLWG Conference in October 2016. Copper & Cows covers one of Jonathan’s obsessions, the Mexican Revolution. This design session was trying to get a realistic campaign system. Copper & Cows Mexican Revolution (again) Onside Report I wrote some design notes for […]

Full View →

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 […]

Full View →

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 […]

Full View →

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 […]

Full View →

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 […]

Full View →