February 2018

Well, yesterday I was confessing that I'd only managed a partial update and was giving lots of excuses why. Turns out that I'd done the vast majority (and could have done the last little bit) as the only omissision was this monthh's single submission, an update from Dave Rubin for his Case Green Cyberboard gamebox. Not sure why this month was so quiet but there you are - update now complete.

Prize Draw Update

Thanks again to those of you that donated as part of LYG's 15th Anniversary Charity Donation Drive - and to the sponsors that contributed prizes.

January 2018 (update)


We hope to provide details of winners, monies raised for charity etc. with the February site update.

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December 2017

Hi everyone - and apologies for being a day oe so late with this month's update - life is busy, busy, busy.

For that reason I'm keeping this message brief. But I will point out the La Bat Assistant play-aid that has been added to the Resources page. If you play La Bataille, you may want to check it out.

And, of course, I must wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! Have fun.

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November 2017

**** December Update: Sorry folks, this will be delayed till tomorrow (Sunday, 3rd) at least - Limey ***

A cracking update this month with loads of new files and updates to older ones. And not only have we got a healthy number of Cyberbard gameboxes (increasingly rare these days), we have our first Zun Tzu file in quite a while. This is such a great month for files I almost wish this were the December update so that it could be my Christmas preasent to you all.



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October 2017

For the second month running I'm updating the site whilst in France - though I have been home between updates. Last month we were in Tours, this month we're in Limoges. Last month was a holiday with a little house-hunting. This month its all about house-hunting and we've seen six great properties - and one not so great.

September 2017

An eventful August, wargaming wise, for me. Excitement came in the form of Waning Crescent, Shattered Cross making its pre-order numbers - my thanks to all that have supported me in this venture - either by placing a pre-order or in the playtesting and development. The latter continues as we get it production-ready.

August 2017

Let's start with the bad news. Almost immediately following last month's 'call to arms' for a Vassal designer for 'Streets of Stalingrad 4', the project was pulled. I'm till not sure why but it appears there were some irreconcilable differences between the principals. My thanks to those of you that did volunteer (for Cyberboard and ZunTzu as well as Vassal) and, again, my apologies that it came to nothing.

June 2017

Apologies for the delay with the June Update. I was hoping to get it done whilst at CSWE - but the best laid plans of mice etc.


April 2017

Very little to say on the gaming front this month. Proof reading and playtesting of Waning Crescent, Shattered Cross is progressing very well, thanks to a great team of volunteers,  and we should still be on course for a 2017 publication. Some videos of the game are starting to appear and most can be accessed via the game's BGG page.

March 2017

Wow! Where did February go? Mind, Spring is with us - my favourite season.

Not surprising that , for me, February flew by - we were down south spending time with our first grandchild, Serena (and she lives up to her name - I don't know if Tash and Tom appreciate how lucky they are Laughing), we lost my wife's mum, and I got some paying work - just a week's consultancy, but very welcome. 

February 2017



January 2017


FEBRUARY UPDATE LATE: This month's update will occur on Sunday, 5th February. This is due to the late arrival of Serena Evelyn Bates, my first grandchild and your webmaster's (Natasha's) first child, and their susbsequent delayed departure from hospital (nothing serious). Sealed

December 2017



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November 2016



October 2016

I'll keep it short this month as, to be frank, very little has happened. 

That's it.

See you next month.

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September 2016

Just back from Gdansk (Danzig), my first trip to Poland. Had a great time there and will surely be back again. On our first full day there my wife and I walked the remains of the fortifications to the SW of the city taking a number of photographs for a friend who is in the process of designing a game on the1813 siege.

August 2016

First of all, apologies for the lack of update last month; not sure if that has happened before in our 16 year history (I bet it has , but it is certainly rare). The reason was simply that I didn't get back from CSW Expo in Tempe until Sunday after a 24 hr (and 5 minute) door-to-door journey and I simply couldn't find themotivation.

June 2016

***************** PLEASE NOTE: There will be no July update****************

It is always pleasing to have a bumber crop of files for you - and even more so when there is a mix of Cyberboard, Vassal and Zun Tzu. And so I'm a happy chappie this month.

Vassal Files

May 2016

Well, a second quiet month and a short update from me as I have an all-day F2F session of Grognard's Quatre Bras today.

April 2016

After the plethora of news last month, April is fairly quiet on the gaming front - though on the personal front I've started a new job and I turn 55 - just 5 years to retirement and more time for games (if Sally lets me do either Wink).

February 2016

Some updates and some new files for you this month. As always Vassal is well covered but this month sees a lack of Cyberboards BUT does include a couple for ZunTzu - a welcome return!

With the recent hike in USPS shipping charges we've had a couple more of our sponsors express an interest in our EU Friendly Shipping Service as it will reduce their costs as well as saving you money related to VAT charges. Please get your favourite publisher to talk to us about how we could work with them.

January 2016

Well, I hope 2015 was as good for you as it was for me. It saw LYG gain new sponsors and the introduction of advertising, saw the launch of our sister site WalkingWaterloo.com, my first game design Toulon, 1793 started reaching customers & distributors, and our EU Friendly Shipping Service really started to take-off.

December 2015

If it wasn't for Mal Atherton, I'd be feeling something of a Christmas Grinch this month as we'd have nothing for your virtual Christmas stocking and, to make things worse, this update message is very rushed as I have to get out early to beat the traffic as I head off to do this year's Christmas shopping.

That said, Mal has certainly made up for any of my shortcomings by providing a raft of Cyberboard giftboxes.

November 2015

Vive la France

Special Black Friday/Cyber Monday Update:

I did a check with all of LYGs sponsors to see who had sales running this weekend. Here's what I found:

October 2015

Lots of news this month - all of it good.

First off, we've sorted the technical issue that was preventing us uploading a number of large files so you'll see that we have finally been able to provide access to:

September 2015

That's our first month back on line with no reported issues. Please remember:

If you spot any broken links, mis-attribution (or missing attibution), etc., please drop me a line.

The following files are still missing due to their size (a technical issue we hope to be able to address):

August 2015

Wow! That was painful" I said back in February 2014 having just recovered the site from a hard-drive failure and less than perfect backups.

Ironic then that after having had to recover the site again (again with poor backups) the recovery point should have been February 2014 and that quote should be the first thing that greets me.

March 2015

Quiet month this month, but good to welcome Jamie Shanks as a contributor - very nice man; let me punch his copy of Vera Cruz and CSWE a couple of years back).

February 2015

Had thought that the submissions for February had been a little slow but, having just prepared the site, I see that in truth we have a nice number of new files and updates - and I found some previously unpublished (heaven knows why) content..

January 2015

H A P P Y    2 0 1 5 !

2014 has been a great year for LYG thanks as usual to the support of  our visitors, sponsors, contributors and now donors too.

I hope to meet many of you at this year's Waterloo bicetnennial and.or at CSW Expo

T H A N K S !


December 2014

********************************SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT*****************************

So I lied.Having said I wouldn't witter on about Toulon, 1793 anymore (see below), We now have a Special Announcement.

Peter Bennet has kindly produced both a Cyberboard Gamebox and a  Vassal Mod for the game. And Legion have agreed to them being:

November 2015

What an exciting month! Not only did I get the chance to traipse over the four battlefields of the Waterloo Campaign (more about this below), but Toulon, 1793 also hit its pre-order numbers. My sincere thank to all of you that have shown faith in me and the game by ordering already. If you're still sitting on the fence, then best decide soon as we're all working hard and aiming for a December release, and so the special pre-order price won't be available for too much longer.

October 2014

Off on my travels next week so an early update for October. The new additions to the site will (or should) appear at the base of this page from 1st Oct.

September 2014


Beating the UK/EU Pre-Order Blues (see below). Clash are now extending the service t EU customers too. Cool

August 2014


Beating the UK/EU Pre-Order Blues

Two LYG sponsors are in the process of taking payments for pre-order games at the moment and both are offering a VAT busting deal.

July 2014

Well, June was fun. A week in Tempe for CSW Expo, meeting old friends and making new. Got to play COA's Battles from the Age of Reason series and Toulon 1793 got its last pre-publication public playtest (expect to see it published later this year). This was then followed by the wedding of Natasha (my daughter and your webmaster).

June 2014

I'm going to make this a very quick update this month as I'm just back from ConsimWorld Expo (which was GREAT!) and I'm therefore a couple of days late with this update - apologies. (EDIT: Just noticed I'm not 2 days late but 5 days early! Mind you, Natasha gets married next Saturday so probably just as well.)

May 2014


We have another sponsor this month; our second magazine sponsor. Please welcome War Diary on board.

Toulon Box Cover

April 2014

I want to start this month by thanking each of you that have made a donation to help support the site. Natasha and I are grateful and humbled. Every donation - and I genuinely mean every donation, no matter how large or small - makes us realise that our efforts are genuinely appreciated. The fact that you're under no obligation to contribute makes it even more rewarding when you do.

Thank You!

March 2014

I want to start this month by thanking each of you that have made a donation to help support the site. Natasha and I are grateful and humbled. Every donation - and I genuinely mean every donation, no matter how large or small - makes us realise that our efforts are genuinely appreciated. The fact that you're under no obligation to contribute makes it even more rewarding when you do.

Thank You!

February 2014

Wow! That was painful.
We did some upgrades to the site over Christmas and, though the testing went OK,  we started getting errors after a couple of uploads as part of the January update. At first it was still possible for users to download files - but then even that got hit.

March 2012

Though it is great that a number of you have 'Liked' us on Facebook and started to 'Follow' us on Twitter, the numbers are still somewhat disappointing and I would like to again encourage more of you to do so.

February 2012

Thank you everyone for giving us such a great start to 2012 with a massive increase in traffic (four times the old average daily visits and a month's worth of old site traffic in the first three days following launch) and lots of emails and posts congratulating us on the new site - all very much appreciated.

January 2012

Well, here it is. The promised overhaul of the website.

I want to publicly acknowledge my indebtedness and gratitude to Natasha, my daughter, who has undertaken this (at times, tedious and laborious) work. She's spent what has probably been in excess of a hundred hours creating the site and (most tedious of all) transferring the content - Cyberboard, Vassal & Zun Tzu files alone number nearly 1100.

December 2011

First off, apologies that LYG has been rather unreliable during the second-half of November (due to circumstances beyond our control) and for the fact that the December update is a few hours later than usual (due to circumstances within my control - I'm changing jobs and trying to get my house on the market; busy, busy, busy). In fact, the Top Ten Downloads table won't be updated till the 4th December - sorry.

By way of partial amends, I'm delighted to offer you a sack full of new gameboxes and updates to gameboxes and modules.

November 2011

A modest set of updates this month but the big news is that LYG is undergoing another redesign. Natasha has promised to make a leap forward with the site's functionality as a Christmas present to her dad and, by association, to all of you.

October 2011

Not a lot to say this month other than we've got a nice selection of files for all three supported platforms. There are a couple submitted for Battles magazine that I have no attribution for; a shortcoming I'll happily remedy as soon as anyone can provide names.

And a bit of a personal milestone this month as I acquired my 800th game; needless to say most remain un-played as yet.

Our thanks, as always, to all our visitors, contributors and sponsors.


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