Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group

Somme Centenary – a commentary on the battle

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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

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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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Viperous Worm: Gaming popular opinion, 1450

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Onside report by Nick Luft, from June 2016 Session I wanted to design a game that reflected how popular opinion was formed. The rival players would promote their cause and the neutral players would provide a commentary and analysis that would create the game’s popular opinion. The neutral players would have their own agendas and would be able […]

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CLWG Games Weekend 1995 – Sunday

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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

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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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Megagame: What the Hell are Guelphs and Ghibellines?

This is an offside report about Guelphs and Ghibellines by Becky Ladley, which originally appeared on BeckyBecky Blogs. It’s another Megagame blog post! Yes, this is my third Megagame in four weeks. Yes, I am starting to get a little Megagamed out… Guelphs and Ghibellines – what’s it all about? This one was called Guelphs […]

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Megagame 1866 And All That, And Some – Offside Report

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This is an offside report by Becky Ladley about the Megagame 1866 And All That, which originally appeared on BeckyBecky Blogs. Megagame 1866 And All That, And Some For the second weekend in a row, I traveled down to the south to take part in a Megagame: 1866 And All That. This one couldn’t have […]

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