Chestnut Lodge is a gaming group dedicated to Quality, Criticism & Development and goes in search of better simulation games.

Although the title says 'wargame' there is actually quite a diversity of games and very few probably wouldn't be thought of as wargames by a mainstream wargamer.

There is often a large political, economic and roleplaying element to our games.

We play conventional (and unconventional) figure games as well, though generally with rules of our own particular cultural flavour and in a generally friendly spirit.

This is a very friendly group and visitors are very welcome to just turn up and see what is going on.

...and there is no need to be an experienced wargamer to come along and join in. Even if you've never played wargames before, we welcome anyone who is interested in finding out more.

The News Links

Army's First Wargaming Course materials published on line

Early issues 2-5 of MilMud found in a remote garage somewhere in England

Video review of megagame 'Watch The Skies'

First ever HG Wells Little Wars Group formed on Facebook

First professional wargame conference in UK - Sept 2013

BBC - H G Wells Little Wars Anniversary

Huffington Post - How HG Wells invented wargames

BBC - London Blitz Bomb Site Map created

NBC News - Lavish Feasting in Ancient Corinth

Der Spiegel - Germany still burying Eastern Front dead.


The Calendar of forthcoming meetings, events and games

We tend to try and plan ahead for games - though people often turn up with new designs unannounced, so you can find yourself playing almost anything on the day. Items in blue are non-club events. Most meetings start at 12 noon and go on to about 6pm.

For some idea of the sorts of things we do, look at the Archive of games we have played in in past sessions

Visitors are always welcome to come and join in - contact us for details.

Want to add something? Email Jim, the games organiser

Date & Time
What's happening
4 June 2017

"At the Gates" - the sack of Gaul 407 ad - Tom H
Paris Commune - Jaap
'1814 And All That' - Peter M
A Bunch of Fivers - Rob C
a hostage rescue, 1975 - Mukul

Interstellar summit meeting - Jim

2 July 2017

Agincourt Game - Brian

Caen battles - Simon C

(Space for another game or two ...)

6 August 2017

Planning a Crusade - John R

Milk Production and Cheese Game - a game of farming for medieval peasants - Nick L

(Space for another game or two ...)

2 September 2017

The Bastard Comes - Andrew H

(Space for another game or two ...)


30 September 2017


Nothing Yet

(Space for another game or two ...)


1 October 2017


Nothing Yet

(Space for another game or two ...)

4 November 2017

Anthony Against Parthia - John B

Space for another game or two ...)

December 2017

Nothing Yet

(Space for another game or two ...)



Archive of games we have played in in past sessions