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Lace Wars

by Bernie & Gareth

22 May 2021

Anerley Town Hall

Game fee is £30.00

The Seven Years War (1756-63) was actually the most bloody and world-wide war in the Eighteenth Century, many have called it The First World War due to being fought in Europe, North America, Caribbean, India and the trade routes of the world. It was a bloody and so exhausting war for all the major powers, that it needed to end up with a workable Peace Treaty!

The Bear Growls

by Terry

25 Sep 2021

Anerley Town Hall

Game fee is £30.00

A political megagame set in the late 2020s. In an era of increasing international confrontation, a crisis suddenly arises in the Baltic. As tensions mount and events seem to be spiralling out of control, can the crisis be resolved without a potentially disastrous war breaking out?

The Boys Are Back in Town

by Jonathan Pickles

16 Oct 2021

Anerley Town Hall

Game fee is £30.00

Super-heroes, super-villains and vigilantes. Setting the rules for super-powers in a context of vigilante crime fighting in New York. The government categorised anyone with power as Afflicted Persons (AP). Various government agencies used AP agents (allegedly) for secret operations. The government has set up a senatorial investigation committee into the AP issue to establish a way forward for the treatment of AP. This is one half of the game: a large conference to discuss the issues and figure out a way forward. The other half of the game is vigilante crime fighting in New York City. This features an operational game of fighting crime and trying to thwart the bosses behind it. This generates input into the conference as AP either protect or destroy the city.

Washington Conference Centennial

by Dave Boundy

6 Nov 2021

Anerley Town Hall

Game fee is £30.00

The Megagame of big power politics and diplomacy in 1921. An immersive experience making you a key mover in the conference that defined international relationships and sowed the seeds of a short peace and a devastating war.

The Bastard Comes

by Andrew Hadley

4 Dec 2021

Anerley Town Hall

Game fee is £30.00

The megagame of resistance to the Norman Conquest - set in the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings. The Normans and their allies seek the crown and the rich lands of England. The Anglo-Saxons would like to preserve their kingdom and their family holdings. Other neighbours (Celts, Vikings and Franks in particular) may take the opportunity to get involved, or to use the time to settle their own internal affairs.

Introduction

It's perhaps worth my giving a little background as that provides a perspective on my approach to Megagame design. As of the time of writing (September 2019), I've been playing wargames for 52 years. Most are of the 'model soldiers on a tabletop' type but I've long played map-based campaigns, large and small, plus a huge range of styles: back-to-back, committee, role-playing, etc. I started 'tinkering' with other peoples rules not long after I started wargaming and usually design my own games and rules rather than using commercial products. I've also played board games for most of that time, not all of them military themed but to a much less extent than battles with model soldiers.

My first experience of the very early megagames wasn't terribly good and I was only involved in a few because some of those running them were friends. As you'll see my real involvement came with the first Megagame Makers game in 1990. After that, as will become apparent, I became rather more enthusiastic and have taken part in about 95 games (only approx. 10 as a player) and designed/co-designed and run over 30 games.

Things have been a bit quiet for me on Megagames in recent years due to too many other interests and health issues but Dave Boundy and I will be doing a re-design of Interesting Times in 2020 (a year which will mark 30 years of Megagame Makers).

Game Designs


Brian Cameron
26th March 1994Ancien RegimeRiggindale Church Hall
23rd July 19941494Riggindale Church Hall
25th March 1995Ancien Regime 2Eardley School - Streatham
1st October 1995War Without an EnemyEardley School - Streatham
11th May 19961494 Once MoreRiggindale Church Hall
20th September 1997War Without an Enemy 2Eardley School - Streatham
11th July 1998Congress of ViennaEardley School - Streatham
19th September 1998A King for BohemiaEardley School - Streatham
29th June 2002Crisis in RuritaniaUniversity College London, Warren Street.
23rd September 2006Congress of ViennaAnerley Town Hall
16th June 2007Habsburg AscendantAnerley Town Hall
12th September 2009Renaissance & ReformationAnerley Town Hall
8th March 2014Renaissance & Reformation 2Anerley Town Hall
8th April 2017Foxes and DevilsAnerley Town Hall
3rd June 2017Barricades & BordersAnerley Town Hall
8th June 2019The Dancing CongressAnerley Town Hall

Brian Cameron & Jim Wallman
13th June 1992Master of EuropeChestnut Lodge
5th December 1992Master of Europe 2Chestnut Lodge
20th February 1993Starship TrooperRiggindale Church Hall
28th January 1995Send a GunboatEardley School - Streatham
1st January 1996Send a Gunboat 2Eardley School - Streatham
14th June 1997AD69Eardley School - Streatham
7th March 2009Master of Europe IIIAnerley Town Hall
13th June 2009Crusade of YendorAnerley Town Hall
21st September 2013Master of Europe IVAnerley Town Hall
12th September 2015City of ShadowsAnerley Town Hall
13th May 2017Cityof Shadows 2Anerley Town Hall

Brian Cameron & Bernie Ganley
1st February 1991Dreams of EmpireRiggindale Church Hall
1st January 1992Dreams of Empire 2Riggindale Church Hall
24th April 1993Dreams of Empire 3Riggindale Church Hall
25th November 2000More Dreams of EmpireEardley School - Streatham
9th May 2015A New Age DawnsSenate House
17th October 2015A New Age Dawns 2Royal Armouries, Leeds

Brian Cameron, Richard Hands and Jim Wallman
13th May 2006At Right Angles to RealityAnerley Town Hall

Dave Boundy & Brian Cameron
20th September 2008Interesting TimesAnerley Town Hall

Jim Wallman, Terry Martin, Andy Grainger, Graham Atfield, Peter Howland & Brian Cameron
12th May 1990Springtime for HitlerWestminster School, Victoria

Dave Boundy and Brian Cameron
20th June 2020Two Brush StrokesAnerley Town Hall