2019 Charles S. Roberts Winners

October 25, 2020

We are pleased to announced the winners of the 2019 Charles S. Roberts Awards for Excellence in the Conflict Simulation Industry. Congratulations to the winners and nominees.

Milieu Awards

Best Ancients to Pre-Napoleonic Era Board Wargame

Al Nofi’s Imperium Romanum

Command & Colors: Medieval

Freeman’s Farm 1777

Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242* 

Peloponnesian War

Best Napoleonic Era Board Wargame

La Bataille de Bautzen 1813

Moravian Sun

Napoleon Retreats: Campaign in France, Part II

Quatre Bras 1815: Last Eagles* 

Waterloo Campaign 1815

Best Post-Napoleonic to Pre-World War 2 Era Board Wargame

Brave Little Belgium

Crusade and Revolution: The Spanish Civil War

Custoza: Fields of Doom

Death Valley: Battles for the Shenandoah*

Triumph of Chaos V2: The Russian Civil War 1918-1921

Best World War 2 Era Board Wargame

Brazen Chariots: Battles for Tobruk

Last Hundred Yards

Stalingrad ’42: Southern Russia, June-December, 1942

U-Boot: The Board Game*  

Wings of the Motherland

Best Post-WW2, Cold War, & Hypothetical Era Board Wargame

Blue Water Navy: The War at Sea

Hearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975

Less than 60 Miles

Red Storm: The Air War Over Central Germany, 1987

World at War 85: Storming the Gap* 

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Wargame

Dune *   

Escape from Hades

Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare

Space Infantry: Resurgence

Time of Legends: Joan of Arc

Computer Gaming Awards

Best Pre-20th Century Era Computer Wargame

Blocks! Julius Caesar *

Blocks! Richard III

Fields of Glory: Empires

Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis

Best Modern Era Computer Wargame

Command: Modern Operations*

Unity of Command 2

WarPlan

World of Tanks

Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Computer Wargame

Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2

Fantasy General 2

Stellaris* 

Best Computer Wargame Expansion or Update

Through the Ages – New Leaders and Wonders*

Best Computer Wargame Graphics

Steel Division 2

U-Boot: The Board Game

Unity of Command 2 * 

World of Tanks

Format Awards

Best Amateur / Print & Play  Board Wargame

Battles for the Pacific

B-25 Prince of the Skies

Federation Stellar Force* 

S-boats:  Scourge of the English Channel

Storm over Dublin

Best Solitaire/Cooperative Board Wargame

Fields of Fire 2

Jeff Davis: The Confederacy at War

Peloponnesian War

U-Boot: The Board Game *

Zeppelin Raider

Best Magazine Board Wargame

Campaigns of 1777 (Strategy & Tactics)*

Die Atombombe (Against the Odds)

Great East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere (Operations)

Pitt’s War (Paper Wars)

Waterloo Campaign 1815 (C3I)

Best Postcard/Small format Board Wargame

A Hard Pounding Fight: The Battle for La Haye Sainte

Five for Fighting: The Battles of D-Day

Imua! The Unification of Hawaii, 1795 * 

JU87 Stuka Jericho Trumpets

S.W.A.T.: Hostage Rescue

Best Expansion or Supplement for an Existing Board Wargame

Great War Commander: British Expeditionary Force

Next War: Supplement #2 – Insurgency

Red Factories

Time of Crisis: Age of Iron and Rust* 

Wing Leader: Eagles 1943-45

Best Board Wargame Playing Components

Crossing the Line: Aachen 1944

Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242

U-Boot: The Board Game *

Wings of the Motherland

World at War 85: Storming the Gap

Best Board Wargame Map Graphics

Death Valley: Battles for the Shenadoah

Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242

Stalingrad ‘42

The Last Hundred Yards

U-Boot: The Board Game *

Best Board Wargame Rules

Peloponnesian War

Stalingrad ‘42

U-Boot: The Board Game *

Undaunted Normandy

Wings over the Motherland

Best Computer Assist Module

U-Boot: The Board Game *

Best Original Box Cover Art

Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242

Peloponnesian War

Stalingrad ‘42

U-Boot: The Board Game *

Wings of the Motherland

Publication Awards

Best Professional Wargame Magazine

Against the Odds

Battles

C3I* 

Modern War

Strategy & Tactics

Best Amateur Magazine

Banzai!

Dispatches from the Bunker

Line of Departure

War Diary *  

Best Historical or Scenario Article

1777 Year of Decision Trevor Bender

Evolution of Historical Small Unit Tactic Board Wargames Robert Caroll*

OCS 101 Vitebsk Introductory Scenario Chip Saltsman*

Best Game Review or Analysis

Armchair General

Harsh Rules- Breaking Down Boardgames

The Player’s Aid *    

Wojennik TV

Overall Awards

Best Board Wargame of the Year

Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242

Stalingrad ‘42

U-Boot: The Board Game *

Undaunted Normandy

Wings of the Motherland

James F Dunnigan Award for Playability and Design 

Volko Ruhnke

Clausewitz Award HALL OF FAME

Paul Banner

Charles S. Roberts Award Voting now open through May 31, 2020

Los Angeles, California May 1, 2020

We are pleased to announced voting is now open for the 2019 Charles S. Roberts Awards for Excellence in the Conflict Simulation Game Industry. These awards have been annually given to board, computer games and individuals for excellence in the design, development, and production of war or conflict simulations of historical, hypothetical, science fiction, or fantasy conflicts.

Eligible games and publications are those released in the calendar year 2019 and for the Clausewitz Hall of Fame award, any individual who has made significant contributions to the wargame industry who has not been previously awarded. 

This year’s categories are:

Milieu Awards

Best Ancients to Pre-Napoleonic Era Board Wargame

Best Napoleonic Era Board Wargame

Best Post-Napoleonic to Pre-World War 2 Era Board Wargame

Best World War 2 Era Board Wargame

Best Post-WW2, Cold War, & Hypothetical Era Board Wargame

Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Board Wargame

Format Awards

Best Solitaire/Cooperative Board Wargame

Best Magazine Board Wargame

Best Amateur / Print-and-Play Board Wargame

Best Postcard/Small format Board Wargame

Best Expansion or Supplement for an Existing Board Wargame

Best Board Wargame Playing Components

Best Board Wargame Map Graphics

Best Board Wargame Rules

Best Original Box Cover Art

Computer Gaming Awards

Best Pre-20th Century Era Computer Wargame

Best Modern Era Computer Wargame

Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Computer Wargame

Best Computer Wargame Expansion or Update

Best Computer Wargame Graphics

Best Board Wargame Computer Assist Module    

Publication Awards

Best Professional Wargame Magazine

Best Amateur Game Magazine

Best Historical or Scenario Article

Best Game Review or Analysis

Overall Awards

Best Board Wargame of the Year

James F Dunnigan Award for Playability and Design 

Clausewitz Award HALL OF FAME

Voting is open until May 31, 2020 at  https://charlieawards.wordpress.com.

Ballots can be submitted online or by downloading a form for postal mail. All ballots must be received by May 31, 2020. Guidelines for voting can be viewed at: https://charlieawards.wordpress.com/charter/.

For press inquiries or questions, contact charlessrobertsawards@gmail.com.