Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group

Rails to Freedom

A game inspired by getting home from the Washington Conference, by Andy Grainger Game Idea Provisional title Rails to Freedom from the Jean-Paul Sartre Novel A Two Player Game between A Megagamer and TFL (Transport for London) player. Or it could be played solo with the TFL cards being laid randomly. This game is inspired […]

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Report from V E Wellington Koo of the Chinese delegation

Washington Conference, 6th November 2021 – The Centenary Edition Offside report by Andy Grainger A major topic of the 1921 / 2021 Washington Conference was China. In 1911 the Imperial Chinese Government had been overthrown and replaced by a Parliamentary regime but the country is still very unstable. It is in everyone’s interest to restore […]

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Washington Conference Centennial Megagame [Onside]

This is an onside report on the Washington Conference Centennial megagame by Dave Boundy. Washington Conference Centennial Megagame I always find reports on my own game are difficult. The trouble is that I am so intent, during the day, on answering questions, sorting out problems, watching the clock for turn announcements, checking that people are […]

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The Hybrid Chestnut – A ‘Titanic’ Success!

by Jim Wallman Onside report on the second CLWG Hybrid session. So for the couple of people (Jaap, Peter and Terry) who tried to join us on Sunday 7th November, thank you for your patience and apologies for the loss of contact. Having been lulled into a false sense of security at the first effort […]

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Film review: The Forgotten Battle

I recently watched The Forgotten Battle on Netflix – a film about the Battle of the Scheldt in 1944, and we can certainly say that the title is well chosen – this battle could do with more attention, even in the Netherlands; so even if the film itself is rather forgettable (on which more later), […]

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Kämpfen wie Gott in Frankreich

In the continuing series of games dealing with the what-if scenario where the French don’t surrender in 1940, this was a committee game dealing with the German reaction to the French continuing the war. In preparing this game, I reread a large part of Karl-Heinz Friesers’ Blitzkrieg-Legende, and I was struck again by how much […]

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Milmud Editor’s Report 2021 [Admin]

Golden Chestnut

This is the Milmud Editor’s Report 2021, unfortunately I wasn’t able to prepare it in time for the CLWG Business Meeting. Editor’s Report 2021 Personally I’ve not actually managed to attend more than one CLWG session, and the only report I’ve written is this one, which was late. However on a work front I’ve helped […]

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The Scramble for Africa

This is the general briefing to all players.  There are also a very short individual brief for each player. THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA The Conference of Berlin November 1884 The reasons for the conference Following on from the Congress of Berlin in 1878 which resolved a number of issues in Europe, the German Chancellor Otto […]

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Wargaming with ‘present’ and ‘remote’ players by Brian Cameron

There are clearly good reasons to build on the ‘over-the-internet’ gaming that was around before the pandemic and which has grown enormously during the last 18 months.  Equally clearly there are problems about running games with a mix of players who are ‘present’ (a term I’ll use for those actually present in person at a […]

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