2020 Charles S. Roberts Awards and Nominees

2020 Charles S. Roberts Awards

* winner

Ancients to Medieval Board Wargame

Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul GMT *
Men of Iron Battles Tri-pack: Men of Iron, Infidel, Blood & Roses GMT
Stilicho: Last of the Romans Hollanspiele
The First Jihad: The Rise of Islam 632-750 White Dog Games
The Mission: Early Christianity from the Crucifixion to the Crusades White Dog Games

Early Gunpowder Board Wargame

Commands & Colors Tricorne: Jacobite Rising  Compass
Imperial Struggle GMT *
The Conquistadors: The Spanish Conquest of the Americas 1518-1548 Compass
The Great Crisis of Frederick II VUCA Simulations
This War Without an Enemy Nuts! Publishing

 

Napoleonic Era Board Wargame

Dawn’s Early Light: The War of 1812 Compass
Napoleon 1807 Shakos
Napoleon’s Wheel OSG
The Shores of Tripoli Fort Circle *
War & Peace: A Game of the Napoleonic Wars One Small Step

Late GunPowder Era Board Wargames

Dawn of Empire: The Spanish American Naval War in the Atlantic, 1898 Compass
Freedom! Phalanx *
Into the Lion’s Mouth: The Second Anglo-Sikh War 1848-1849 White Dog Games
La Belle Epoque Aleph Games Studio
Red Sun, Blue Cross Bonsai Games

 

American Civil War (ACW) Board Wargames

Cedar Mountain 1862 Vae Victis

Chancellorsville 1863 Worthington *
Shiloh 1862 Worthington
Shiloh: First Day Lumaca

 

WWI Board Wargames

1918/1919: Storm in the West GMT
All Bridges Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland 1917-1918 GMT
An Attrition of Souls Compass
Verdun 1916: Steel Inferno * Fellowship of Simulations
Versailles 1919 GMT

 

WW2 Board Wargames

A Time for Trumpets GMT
From Salerno to Rome Dissimula Edizioni
Hungarian Rhapsody: The Eastern Front in Hungary MMP
The Jaws of Victory: Battle of Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket – January/February 1944  NES *
White Eagle Defiant: Poland 1919 Hollandspiele

 

Modern, Hypothetical Board Wargame

1985: Deadly Northern Lights Thin Red Line Games
Brief Border Wars Compass
Brotherhood & Unity: War in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992-1995 Compass *
Iron Curtain: Central Europe, 1945-1989 MMP
Next War: Vietnam GMT

 

SciFi Fantasy Board Wargame

Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps Gale Force 9
Dinosaur Table Battles Hollandspiele
Dune: Imperium Dire Wolf
Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy  Lautapelit.fi
Stellar Horizons Compass *

 

SF Fantasy Computer Wargame

Gears Tactic Xbox Game Studios
Shadow Empire* Matrix Games
Root *
Dire Wolf
Sierra Ops  Sekai Project

Pre-20th Century Computer Wargame


Crusader Kings III * Paradox Interactive

Field of Glory II: Medieval* Slitherine
Libertad o Muerte! Avalon Digital

Total War Saga: Troy Sega

Napoleonic Battles John Tiller Software

 

Modern Era Computer Wargame


Krim: The War in the Crimea 1941-42  Yobowargames

Panzer Campaigns – Scheldt ’44

Panzer Corps 2 *
Labyrinth: War on Terror  
Lock N’ Load Tactical Digital

Computer Wargame Expansion


Field of Glory Empires – Persia 550 – 330 BCE*  Slitherine Ltd
Order of Battle: Red Storm*  
Slitherine

Total War: Warhammer II: The Warden & The Paunch  Sega, Feral Interactive

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Craftworld Aeldari Slitherine

Combat Mission Shock Force 2 Slitherine

 

Computer Wargame Graphics


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Crusader Kings 3
Panzer Corps 2 *
Root

SGS Afrika Korps

Board Game Assist Module


Dune (Treachery Online) *
Empire of the Sun (Vassal)

For the People (Vassal)  

Red Storm (Vassal)

 

Solitaire/Coop Board Wargame

By Stealth and Sea Dan Verssen Games

The First Jihad: The Rise of Islam 632-750

The Mission: Early Christianity from the Crucifixion to the Crusades
The Shores of Tripoli * Fort Circle Games

Stilicho: Last of the Romans


Magazine Board Wargame

“Almost a Miracle!”  Against the Odds #51

Banana Wars Strategy & Tactics #322

Battle for Kursk: The Tigers Are Burning, 1943*   C3i #34

Buffalo Wings 2   Against the Odds #29

Storm Over Madrid 1936: “Miracle of November”   Battles #14

Amateur/Print & Play Wargame
Bomber Boys

Gravelotte 1870
Kettle Hill*
Lucky Little Luxembourg
Sarajevo 28th June 1914

Postcard/Small Format Board Wargame
Austerlitz 05 Lumaca
Desert Eagles: Air Battles Over Israel, 1948 High Flying Dice Games
Goto Hell! ATO
Lucky Little Luxembourg *
Sarajevo: 28th June 1914  Lumaca

Best Board Wargame Expansion
Buffalo Wings Expansion Kit
Croix de Guerre, 2nd Edition
Fire in the Lake: Tru’ng Bot Update Pack
Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-? *

Root: The Underworld Expansion

Wing Leader: Origins 1936-1942

Board Wargame Playing Components
Imperial Struggle
The Jaws of Victory: Battle of Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket – January/February 1944  NES *
The Shores of Tripoli
Verdun 1916: Steel Inferno
War without an Enemy

Board Wargame Map Graphics
All Bridges Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland
Caesar: Rome vs Gaul GMT Games
Imperial Struggle * GMT Games
The Jaws of Victory: Battle of Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket – January/February 1944  NES
The Shores of Tripoli  Fort Circle Games
Verdun 1916: Steel Inferno

Wargame Rules
Brotherhood & Unity
Imperial Struggle
The Jaws of Victory: Battle of Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket * New England Simulations
The Shores of Tripoli *
Fort Circle Games
Undaunted: North Africa  Osprey Games

Original Box Cover Art
Imperial Struggle  GMT
The Jaws of Victory: Battle of Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket – January/February 1944  NES
The Shores of Tripoli * Fort Circle Games
Verdun 1916 Steel Inferno (FSim)
This War Without an Enemy

Amateur Wargame Magazine
No Turkeys
Punched *
War Diary 

Professional Wargame Magazine
Against the Odds
Battles
C3I *
Paper Wars
Strategy & Tactics
Vae Victis

Wargame Analysis / Game Review / Analysis website, webcast, podcast
Ardwulf’s Lair (Counter Clipping)
Beyond Solitaire
Harold on Games
Moe’s Game Table

No Enemies Here
The Player’s Aid *

Individual Historical Article or Scenario Analysis

An Active Defense of Fifth Corps: The Soviet Breakthrough at Fulda, Central Front Series, Volume 1 – RMN https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/an-active-defense-of-fifth-corps-the-soviet-breakthrough-at-fulda-central-front-series-volume-1/

A Game Too Far – David Hughes https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2448909/game-too-far

The Military History of Jerusalem – Darin Leviloff   http://www.atomagazine.com/images/Annual17_TOC.pdf

Simulating Saratoga: How Saratoga-Themed Board Games Function as Experiential Historiography – Maurice Suckling https://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/bgs-2020-0005

Wargaming in the Department of Defense — U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Common Core: Wargaming in the Joint Planning Process* – Eric Walters https://community.consimworld.com/post/wargaming-in-the-department-of-defense—-u-s-army-command-and-general-staf–604288efc993d26724d570206.

Military History Book
A Game of Bird and Wolves by Simon Parkin
Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific 1944-1945 by Ian Toll *
Rome – City in Terror: The Nazi Occupation 1943–44 by Victor Fallmezger

Sicily ’43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe by James Holland
The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History by Alexander Mikaberidze
Tower of Skulls: History of the Asia-Pacific War by Richard Frank

Wargame of the Year
Brotherhood & Unity: War in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992-1995 Compass
Imperial Struggle   GMT Games
The Shores of Tripoli Fort Circle Games
The Jaws of Victory: Battle of Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket – January/February 1944  NES
Verdun 1916: Steel Inferno*  Fellowship of Simulations 

Dunnigan Award for Design Excellence
            

A Time for Trumpets: The Battle of the Bulge, December 1944 Bruno Sinagalio

Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul Mark Simonitch

Imperial Struggle  Ananda Gupta and Jason Matthews

The Jaws of Victory: Battle of Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket – January/February 1944

Verdun 1916: Steel Inferno*  Walter Vejdovsky

 

Clausewitz Hall of Fame recipient

Walter Vejdovsky*

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