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.

Wargame News Links

Report on Connections UK 2017

BBC Report on Dire Straits Megagame

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
Venue
What's happening
 
4 February 2018 Anerley Methodist Church

The 1814 Game - Peter M

The Emperor and the Sultan - design session and test game - Dave B

Bad King John - Crusading and such - Richard

4 March 2018 Anerley Methodist Church

Cyber Security Game - playtesting a prototype [unclassified] cyber card game developed for DSTL. For IPR reasons this will be a closed subsession - 'Data'

Saturday

31 March 2018

Anerley Methodist Church

GAMES WEEKEND DAY ONE

Balkans War - operational aspects of the war - Peter M

(Space for another game or two ...)

Sunday 1 April 2018 Anerley Methodist Church

GAMES WEEKEND DAY 2

Nothing Yet

(Space for another game or two ...)

6 May 2018 Anerley Methodist Church

Balkans Peace Conference Game - Peter M

(Space for another game or two ...)

3 June 2018 Anerley Methodist Church

Balkan National Politics Game - Peter M

(Space for another game or two ...)

1 July 2018 Anerley Methodist Church

Nothing Yet

(Space for another game or two ...)

5 August 2018 Anerley Methodist Church

Nothing Yet

(Space for another game or two ...)

2 Sept 2018 Anerley Methodist Church

Nothing Yet

(Space for another game or two ...)

SATURDAY

6 October 2018

Anerley Methodist Church

GAME DESIGN WEEKEND DAY ONE

Nothing Yet

(Space for another game or two ...)

SUNDAY

7 October 2018

Anerley Methodist Church

GAME DESIGN WEEKEND DAY TWO

Nothing Yet

(Space for another game or two ...)

4 November 2018 Anerley Methodist Church

Nothing Yet

(Space for another game or two ...)

2 December 2018 Anerley Methodist Church

Nothing Yet

(Space for another game or two ...)

     

Archive of games we have played in in past sessions