Award History

1974 to 1975 – Best Professional Game

1974Third ReichJohn PradosThe Avalon Hill Game Company
1975KingmakerAndrew McNeilPhilMar Ltd.

1974 to 1975, 1978 – Best Amateur Game

1974ManassasTom EllerHistorical Simulations Ltd.
1975La Bataille de la MoskowaLaurence GrovesMartial Enterprises
1978Source of the NileDavid Wesely & Ross MakerDiscovery Games

1976 to 1977 – Best Tactical Game

1976Terrible Swift SwordRichard BergSimulation Publications Incorporated
1977Squad LeaderJohn HillThe Avalon Hill Game Company

1976 to 1977 – Best Strategic Game

1976The Russian CampaignJohn EdwardsThe Avalon Hill Game Company
1977Victory in the PacificRichard HamblenThe Avalon Hill Game Company

1978 to 1986 – Best Pre-20th century Game

1978Source of the NileDavid Wesely & Ross MakerDiscovery Games
1979Napoleon at LeipzigKevin ZuckerOperational Studies Group
1980Empires of the Middle AgesJim DunniganSimulation Publications Incorporated
1981A House DividedFrank ChadwickGame Designers’ Workshop
1982CivilizationFrancis TreshamThe Avalon Hill Game Company
1983The Civil WarEric Lee SmithVictory Games
1984South MountainRichard BergWest End Games
1985Pax BritannicaGreg CostikyanVictory Games
1986ChickamaugaJon SouthardWest End Games

1978 to 1986 – Best 20th century Game

1978To the Green Fields BeyondDavid IsbySimulation Publications Incorporated
1979City FightJoseph BalkoskiSimulation Publications Incorporated
1980Cresendo of Doom (Squad Leader module)Don GreenwoodThe Avalon Hill Game Company
1981WingsCraig TaylorYaquinto Publications
1982Storm Over ArnhemCourtney AllenThe Avalon Hill Game Company
1983Ambush!Eric Lee SmithVictory Games
1984Vietnam 1965 – 1975Nick KarpVictory Games
1985World in FlamesHarry RowlandAustralian Design Group
1986Fortress AmericaMike GrayMilton Bradley Company

1987 to 2008 – Best Pre–World War Two Game

1987Shot & ShellRoger NordWorld Wide Wargames
1988Lee vs. GrantJoseph BalkoskiVictory Games
1989A House Divided (2nd ed.)Frank ChadwickGame Designers’ Workshop
1990KadeshGary DickensXTR Corporation
1991AlexandrosMike MarkowitzXTR Corporation
1992SPQRRichard Berg & Mark HermanGMT Games LLC
1993When Eagles FightTed RaicerXTR Corporation
1994Battles of WaterlooRichard BergGMT Games LLC
1995Great War in EuropeTed RaicerXTR Corporation
1996Fields of GloryRichard BergMoments in History
1997All Quiet on the Western FrontTed RaicerMoments in History
1998For the PeopleMark HermanThe Avalon Hill Game Company
1999Paths of GloryTed RaicerGMT Games LLC
2000Drive on ParisAl WamboldThe Gamers Incorporated
2001Wilderness WarVolko RunkheGMT Games LLC
2002Napoleonic WarsMark McLaughlinGMT Games LLC
2003Age of NapoleonReynaud VerlaquePhalanx Games
2004Sword of RomeWray FerrellGMT Games LLC
2005Bonaparte at MarengoBowen SimmonsSimmons Games
2006Here I StandEd BeachGMT Games LLC
20071914: Twilight in the EastMichael ReschGMT Games LLC
2008Warriors of GodMakoto NakajimaMulti-Man Publishing

2009 to 2012 – Best Ancient to Napoleonic Era Board Wargame

2009A Most Dangerous Time: Japan in Chaos, 1570–1584Tetsuya NakamuraMulti-Man Publishing
2010Washington’s WarMark HermanGMT Games
2011SekigaharaMatthew CalkinsGMT Games
2012The Battle of FontenoyPaul DangelClash of Arms

2009 to 2012 – Best Post-Napoleonic to Pre–World War II Era Board Wargame

2009Battle Above the CloudsEd Beach & Mike BellesMulti-Man Publishing
2010The Spanish Civil War 1936–1939Javier RomeroGMT Games
2011None But HeroesDean EssigMulti-Man Publishing
2012Bloody AprilTerry SimoGMT Games

1987 to 2012 – Best World War Two Game

1987Raid on St. NazaireRob MarkhamThe Avalon Hill Game Company
1988Tokyo ExpressJon SouthardVictory Games
1989Hitler’s Last GambleDanny ParkerWorld Wide Wargames
1990Operation ShoestringGene BillingsleyGMT Games LLC
1991East FrontCraig BesinqueColumbia Games
1992Stalingrad PocketMasahiro YamazakiThe Gamers Incorporated
1993AfrikaDean EssigThe Gamers Incorporated
1994Enemy at the GatesDean EssigThe Gamers Incorporated
1995TunisiaDean EssigThe Gamers Incorporated
1996Wave of TerrorJohn DeschXTR Corporation
1997DAKDean EssigThe Gamers Incorporated
1998Invasion: SicilyVance von BorriesGMT Games LLC
1999BurmaDave FriedrichsThe Gamers Incorporated
2000 (tie)SicilyDean EssigThe Gamers Incorporated
2000 (tie)Ukraine ’43Mark SimonitchGMT Games LLC
2001Barbarossa – Army Group NorthVance von BorriesGMT Games LLC
2002Barbarossa to BerlinTed RaicerGMT Games LLC
2003Europe EngulfedRick Young & Jesse EvansGMT Games LLC
2004Advanced Squad Leader Starter Kit #1Ken DunnMulti-Man Publishing
2005Empire of the SunMark HermanGMT Games LLC
2006A Victory LostTetsuya NakamuraMulti-Man Publishing
2007Case BlueDean EssigMulti-Man Publishing
2008Conflict of HeroesUwe EckertAcademy Games
2009D-Day at Omaha BeachJohn ButterfieldDecision Games
2010Normandy ’44Mark SimonitchGMT Games
2011No Retreat: The Russian Front Deluxe EditionCarl ParadisGMT Games
2012Red WinterMark MokszyckiGMT Games

1987 to 2012 – Best Post–World War Two or Modern Game

1987 (tie)Central AmericaJames McQuaidVictory Games
1987 (tie)7th FleetJoseph BalkoskiVictory Games
1988Tac AirGary MorganThe Avalon Hill Game Company
1989Modern Naval BattlesDan VerssenWorld Wide Wargames
1990Silver BayonetGene BillingsleyGMT Games LLC
1991 (tie)InchonJim WerbanethXTR Corporation
1991 (tie)Hornet LeaderDan VerssenGMT Games LLC
1992Tet ’68Joe MirandaXTR Corporation
1993Crisis: Korea 1995Gene BillingsleyGMT Games LLC
1994no award
1995Yom KippurAl SandrickThe Gamers Incorporated
1996no award
1997Semper FiLee ForesterThe Gamers Incorporated
1998no award
1999no award
2000no award
2001When Dragons FightTy BombaXTR Corporation
2002 (tie)Khe Sahn 1968John PradosAgainst the Odds Magazine
2002 (tie)First Indochina WarJoe MirandaDecision Games
2003Lock ‘n LoadMark WalkerShrapnel Games
2004DowntownLee Brimmicombe-WoodGMT Games LLC
2005Twilight StruggleAnanda Gupta & Jason MatthewsGMT Games LLC
2006Winged Horse: Campaigns in Vietnam, 1965–66Joe MirandaDecision Games
2007World at War: Eisenbach GapMark H. WalkerLock ‘n Load Publishing
2008Red Dragon Rising: The Coming War with ChinaBruce CostelloDecision Games
2009Elusive VictoryTerry SimoGMT Games LLC
2010Labyrinth: The War on TerrorVolko RuhnkeGMT Games
2011Lock ‘n Load: Heroes of the GapPete Abrams, Mark H. WalkerLock ‘n Load Publishing
2012Andean AbyssVolko RuhnkeGMT Games

1999 to 2012 – Best DTP Game (or Print and Play, from 2009)

1999 (tie)Bloody Beach: OmahaBill RamseyBill Ramsey
1999 (tie)ChantillyHampton NewsomeIvy Street Games
2000Solomon SeaMarkus StumptnerSimulations Workshop Incorporated
2001LongbowRichard BergBSO Games
2002 (tie)A Mere Matter of MarchingBruce MacFarlaneMicrogame Design Group
2002 (tie)Togoland 1914Dennis BishopKhyber Pass Games
2003Thunder on South MountainScot HolmgrenBlue Guidon Games
2004Louisiana TigersRichard BergBSO Games
2005Death in the TrenchesBen Madison and Wes ErniSchutze Games
2006Battle of the Little BighornMicheal TaylorKhyber Pass Games
2007Rosebud: Prelude to Little BighornMicheal TaylorKhyber Pass Games
2008June ’44?DHH Games
2009Zulus on the Ramparts!Joe MirandaVictory Point Games
2010We Must Tell the Emperor!Steve CareyVictory Point Games
2011La Bataille d’ Halle – 1806Dennis A. Spors, James Soto, Monte Mattson, Michael NeylanMarshal Enterprises
2012City of Confusion: The Battle for Hue, Tet 1968Paul RohrbaughHigh Flying Dice Games

1999 to 2012 – Best Magazine Game

1999Borodino & FriedlandKevin ZuckerDecision Games (Strategy & Tactics)
2000XenophonJoe MirandaDecision Games (Strategy & Tactics)
2001War of 1812Tom DalglieshDecision Games (Strategy & Tactics)
2002First Indochina WarJoe MirandaDecision Games (Strategy & Tactics)
2003Ignorant ArmiesPhil SharpDecision Games (Strategy & Tactics)
2004Fortress BerlinJohn PradosAgainst the Odds Magazine
2005Chennault’s First FightPaul RohrbaughAgainst the Odds Magazine
2006Kulikovo 1380: the Golden HordeRichard BergAgainst the Odds Magazine
2007Not War But MurderMichael RinellaAgainst the Odds Magazine
2008Iwo Jima: Rage Against the MarinesTakaharu HorieOperations Magazine
2009Deathride: Mars-la-Tour 1870Charles VaseyAgainst the Odds Magazine
2010A Week in HellLaurent GuenetteBattles Magazine
2011Into the Bastards! – First tank battleNicolas RidentBattles Magazine
2012Beyond WaterlooJohn PradosAgainst the Odds Magazine

2009 to 2012 – Best Expansion or Supplement for an Existing Game

2009Panzerblitz Hill of Death mini-module CarentanDarren EmgeMulti-Man Publishing
2010Combat Commander: Battle Pack #3 – NormandyJohn FoleyGMT Games
2011Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit Expansion Pack #1Ken DunnMulti-Man Publishing
2012Advanced Squad Leader: Festung BudapestBill CirilloMulti-Man Publishing

1974 to 2012 – Best Professional Wargaming Magazine

1974Strategy & TacticsSimulation Publications Incorporated
1975Strategy & TacticsSimulation Publications Incorporated
1976Strategy & TacticsSimulation Publications Incorporated
1977Strategy & TacticsSimulation Publications Incorporated
1978Fire & MovementRodger MacGowan & Baron Publishing
1979Fire & MovementRodger MacGowan & Baron Publishing
1980Fire & MovementRodger MacGowan & Baron Publishing
1981Fire & MovementRodger MacGowan & Baron Publishing
1982Fire & MovementFriedrich Helfferich & Steve Jackson Games
1983Fire & MovementFriedrich Helfferich & Steve Jackson Games
1984The WargamerWorld Wide Wargames
1985The WargamerWorld Wide Wargames
1986The WargamerWorld Wide Wargames
1987Strategy & TacticsWorld Wide Wargames
1988Strategy & TacticsWorld Wide Wargames
1989Strategy & TacticsWorld Wide Wargames
1990CommandXTR Corporation
1991CommandXTR Corporation
1992CommandXTR Corporation
1993CommandXTR Corporation
1994CommandXTR Corporation
1995CommandXTR Corporation
1996CommandXTR Corporation
1997CommandXTR Corporation
1998Strategy & TacticsDecision Games
1999Strategy & TacticsDecision Games
2000Strategy & TacticsDecision Games
2001Strategy & TacticsDecision Games
2002Strategy & TacticsDecision Games
2003Against the OddsAgainst the Odds Magazine
2004 (tie)Against the OddsAgainst the Odds Magazine
2004 (tie)Strategy & TacticsDecision Games
2005Against the OddsAgainst the Odds Magazine
2006Against the OddsAgainst the Odds Magazine
2007Against the OddsAgainst the Odds Magazine
2008C3iRBM Publishing
2009BattlesOlivier Revenu
2010BattlesOlivier Revenu
2011BattlesOlivier Revenu
2012C3iRBM Publishing

1974 to 2012 – Best Amateur Wargaming Magazine

1974AlbionDon Turnbull
1975JagdpantherJagdpanther Publications
1976Battlefield/JagdpantherJagdpanther Publications
1977The Space GamerSteve Jackson Games
1978Perfidious AlbionCharles Vasey
1979Perfidious AlbionCharles Vasey
1980HMS Review*Herb Barents
1981Journal of World War Two WargamingNick Schuessler
1982Journal of 20th Century WargamingNick Schuessler
1983Journal of 20th Century WargamingNick Schuessler
1984Alarums and ExcursionsLee Gold
1985The V.I.P of GamingAlan Emrich
1986The Midwest Wargamers’ Association NewsletterHal Thinglum
1987Volunteers – Civil War Gaming NewsletterBill Koff
1988Volunteers – Civil War Gaming NewsletterBill Koff
1989The Canadian Wargaming JournalCanadian Wargaming Group
1990The Canadian Wargaming JournalCanadian Wargaming Group
1991The Canadian Wargaming JournalCanadian Wargaming Group
1992The Canadian Wargaming JournalCanadian Wargaming Group
1993Paper WarsHexessential Publications
1994Paper WarsHexessential Publications
1995Berg’s Review of Games (BROG)Richard Berg
1996Berg’s Review of Games (BROG)Richard Berg
1997Berg’s Review of Games (BROG)Richard Berg
1998Berg’s Review of Games (BROG)Richard Berg
1999The BoardgamerBruce Monnin
2000The BoardgamerBruce Monnin
2001The BoardgamerBruce Monnin
2002The BoardgamerBruce Monnin
2003PanzerschreckMinden Games
2004PanzerschreckMinden Games
2005PanzerschreckMinden Games
2006Line of DepartureJim Werbaneth
2007Line of DepartureJim Werbaneth
2008Line of DepartureJim Werbaneth
2009Panzer DigestMinden Games
2010Line of DepartureJim Werbaneth
2011Line of DepartureJim Werbaneth
20121914 DispatchesOregon Consim Gamers

* – formerly Swabbers

1987 to 2012 – Best Historical or Scenario Magazine Article

1987Aesthetics, Function and History in Wargame GraphicsRodger MacGowanThe Wargamer Vol. 2, #3
1988Forrest at BayRichard BergStrategy & Tactics #119
1989Rush for GloryRichard HitchmanStrategy & Tactics #127
1990 (tie)BorodinoGary MorganStrategy & Tactics #136
1990 (tie)Enter RommelFrank WatsonEuropa Magazine #15
1991Desert StormBo EldridgeCommand #13
1992Russo-Japanese WarRon BellCommand #19
1993When Eagles Fight: First World War in the EastTed RaicerCommand #25
1994No Award
1995Bunker HillWilliam MarshCommand #32
1996No Award
1997End of Empire, Parts I and IIWilliam MarshCommand #46
1998The Meuse-Argonne: America’s Last Offensive of the Great WarJohn DeschCommand #51
1999Equus: Cavalry Battles of the Second Punic WarDan FournieC3i #10
2000French Foreign LegionTimothy KuttaStrategy & Tactics #200
2001The Boer War, 1899–1902Joseph MirandaStrategy & Tactics #205
2002Overshadowed by a Phrase: PyrrhusDavid W. TschanzC3i #14
2003Napoleon at the BerezinaRob MarkhamAgainst the Odds #4
2004The Sedan Campaign of 1870: An AnalysisTy BombaStrategy & Tactics #224
2005No Winner Declared*
2006No Award
2007Not War But Murder: The Cold Harbor Campaign – 1864Michael RinellaAgainst the Odds #19
2008 (tie)Combat Commander: Variant RulesChad Jensen and John FoleyC3i #21
2008 (tie)Flying Colors: Trafalgar CampaignMark BarkerC3i #20
2009For the People – 10th Anniversary Variant RulesMark HermanC3i #23
2010History of the Peloponnesian WarJoel ToppenC3i #24
2011To Script or Not to Script, that is the question?Mark HermanC3i #25
20121914 – A postwar Solution for Austria-Hungary’s MobilizationMichael ReschC3i #26
  • – only Honorable Mentions

1987 to 2012 – Best Game Review or Game Analysis

1987Central AmericaTom SlizewskFire & Movement #56
1988Lee vs. GrantKeith PoulterThe Wargamer Vol. 2, #5
1989World War II Anthology, Part IVance Von BorriesFire & Movement #60
1990D-ElimUlrich & Dirk BlennemannCommand #2
1991The Evolution of Simulation DesignJohn SchettlerMOVES #65
1992August Storm: Franco-Prussian WarUlrich & Dirk BlennemannMOVES #72
1993–95No Award
1996A Fleet SquanderedTom DworschakCommand #40
1997Panzergruppe GuderianTed KimSPI Revival eZine #1
1998Home Before the Leaves FallRick LechowichFire & Movement #116
1999La Bataille de LutzenJuan RosarioPaper Wars #32
2000Clash of Arms‘ Summer StormGreg UllrichPaper Wars #33
2001Hube’s Pocket AnalysisTony ZbaraschukOperations #41
2002Enjoying a Slice of SicilianAdam StarkweatherPaper Wars #48
2003Drive on StalingradAdam StarkweatherPaper Wars #50
2004No Award
2005Empire of the Sun Strategy ConceptsMark HermanC3i #17
2006No Award
2007The Evolution of Cards and WargameJohn PradosAgainst the Odds #19
2008 (tie)Top 20 Games – A Look BackSteve CareyC3i #20
2008 (tie)Empire of the Sun: Opening StrategyMark HermanC3i #21
2009Liberty Roads reviewFrançois Xavier EuzetBattles #2
2010Washington’s War, Art of Asymmetrical StrategyMark HermanC3i #24
2011LabyrinthDavid HughesBattles #6
2012For the People – Defending the UnionDave Dockter, Mark HermanC3i #25

1976 to 2012 – Best Wargame Graphics

1976Avalanche: The Salerno LandingsRich BannerGame Designers’ Workshop
1977no award
1978Cross of Iron (Squad Leader module)Scott MooresThe Avalon Hill Game Company
1979no award
1980no award
1981no award
1982no award
1983no award
1984Vietnam 1965 – 1975Ted KollerVictory Games
1985Pax BritannicaTed Koller (Jim Talbot – map)Victory Games
1986Korean WarTed KollerVictory Games
1987Raid on St. NazaireCharles KiblerThe Avalon Hill Game Company
1988 (tie)Lee vs. GrantTed KollerVictory Games
1988 (tie)The Campaigns of Robert E. LeeRick Barber (map)Clash of Arms Games
1989Hitler’s Last GambleDean EssigWorld Wide Wargames
1990KadeshLarry Hoffman (counters) & (Mark Simonitch – map)XTR Corporation
1991Hornet LeaderRodger MacGowanGMT Games LLC
1992SPQRRodger MacGowan (Mark Simonitch – map)GMT Games LLC
1993Lion of the NorthRodger MacGowan (Mark Simonitch – map)GMT Games LLC
1994Battles of WaterlooRodger MacGowan (Mark Simonitch – map)GMT Games LLC
1995Yom KippurDean EssigThe Gamers Incorporated
1996GD ’41Dean EssigThe Gamers Incorporated
1997DAKDean EssigThe Gamers Incorporated
1998Saratoga 1777Rodger MacGowan (Joe Youst – map)GMT Games LLC
1999River of DeathRodger MacGowan (Joe Youst – map)GMT Games LLC
2000Brandywine CreekRodger MacGowan (Joe Youst – map)GMT Games LLC
2001Wilderness WarRodger MacGowan (Mark Simonitch – map)GMT Games LLC
2002Streets of Stalingrad (3rd ed.)Joe Youst (map)L2 Design Group
2003Ardennes ’44Rodger MacGowan (Mark Simonitch – map)GMT Games LLC
2004DowntownRodger MacGowan (Lee Brimmicombe-Wood – map)GMT Games LLC
2005 (tie)Empire of the SunRodger MacGowan (Mark Simonitch – map)GMT Games LLC
2005 (tie)Fire in the SkyNicolas EskubiMulti-Man Publishing
2006A Victory LostNicolas EskubiMulti-Man Publishing
2007 (tie)1914: Twilight in the EastMarkus Brown, Michael Resch, (Mark Simonitch – map)GMT Games LLC
2007 (tie)OverlordMark HinkleNew England Simulations
2008Conflict of HeroesSteve PaschalAcademy Games
2009Battle Above the CloudsCharles Kibler & Nicolas EskubiMulti-Man Publishing
2010Normandy ’44Mark SimonitchGMT Games
2011Where Eagles DareNicolas EskubiMulti-Man Publishing
2012The Battle of FontenoyCharles KiblerClash of Arms

1979 to 1981 – Best Initial Release Wargame

1979IroncladsJohn FuselerYaquinto Publications
1980Streets of StalingradDana LombardyPhoenix Games
1981Ironbottom SoundJack GreeneQuarterdeck Games

1977 to 1986 and 2010 to 2012 – Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Wargame

1977War of the RingsRichard BergSimulation Publications Incorporated
1978MaydayMarc MillerGame Designers’ Workshop
1979The Creature That Ate SheboyganGreg CostikyanSimulation Publications Incorporated
1980Azhanti High LightningFrank ChadwickGame Designers’ Workshop
1981: Sci-FiCar WarsChad Irby & Steve JacksonSteve Jackson Games
1981: FantasyBarbarian PrinceArnold HendrickDwarfstar Games
1982: Sci-FiIlluminatiSteve JacksonSteve Jackson Games
1982: FantasySherlock Holmes Consulting DetectiveGary Grady, Raymond Edwards & Suzanne GoldbergSleuth Publications
1983: Sci-FiNuclear EscalationDouglas MalewickiFlying Buffalo
1983: FantasyLost WorldsAlfred LeonardiNova Game Designs
1984: Sci-FiWeb & StarshipGreg CostikyanWest End Games
1984: FantasyLonely MountainColeman CharltonIron Crown Enterprises
1985Wabbit WampageMark AcresPacesetter Games
1986Kings & ThingsTom Wham & Robert J. KuntzWest End Games
2010War of the Ring Collector’s EditionRoberto di Meglio, Marco Maggi, Francesco NepitelloFantasy Flight Games
2011Space Empires 4XJim KrohnGMT Games
2012Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures GameJeffrey KniffenFantasy Flight Games

1989 to 2012 – James F. Dunnigan Award for Playability and Design

To a Game Designer, Developer, Graphic Artist or Game for outstanding achievement in that year

1989Dan Verssen & Rodger MacGowanModern Naval Battles**World Wide Wargames
1990Don GreenwoodRepublic of RomeThe Avalon Hill Game Company
1991 (tie)Mark SimonitchThe Legend BeginsRhino Games
1991 (tie)Craig BesinqueEast Front**Columbia Games
1992Ben KnightVictory at MidwayXTR Corporation
1993Dean EssigAfrikaThe Gamers Incorporated
1994Dean EssigEnemy at the GatesThe Gamers Incorporated
1995Ted RaicerGreat War in EuropeXTR Corporation
1996Ty BombaCommand magazineXTR Corporation
1997Dean EssigDAKThe Gamers Incorporated
1998Mark HermanFor the PeopleThe Avalon Hill Game Company
1999Ted RaicerPaths of GloryGMT Games LLC
2000Mark SimonitchUkraine ’43GMT Games LLC
2001Volko RuhnkeWilderness WarGMT Games LLC
2002Ben HullThis Accursed Civil WarGMT Games LLC
2003Rick Young & Jesse EvansEurope EngulfedGMT Games LLC
2004Lee Brimmicombe-WoodDowntownGMT Games LLC
2005Ananda Gupta & Jason MatthewsTwilight StruggleGMT Games LLC
2006Tetsuya NakamuraA Victory LostMulti-Man Publishing
2007Dean EssigCase Blue and the OCS seriesMulti-Man Publishing
2008Uwe EickertConflict of HeroesAcademy Games
2009John ButterfieldD-Day at Omaha BeachDecision Games
2010Volko RuhnkeLabyrinth: The War on TerrorGMT Games
2011Adam StarkweatherThe Devil’s Cauldron & Where Eagles DareMulti-Man Publishing
2012Dean EssigIt Never Snows and the SCS seriesMulti-Man Publishing

2019 Charles S. Roberts Awards Winners

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


World of Tanks

Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Computer Wargame

Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2

Fantasy General 2


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



Modern War

Strategy & Tactics

Best Amateur Magazine


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

* winner

2020 Charles S. Roberts Award Winners

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
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*  

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 *

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
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

A Game Too Far – David Hughes

The Military History of Jerusalem – Darin Leviloff

Simulating Saratoga: How Saratoga-Themed Board Games Function as Experiential Historiography – Maurice Suckling

Wargaming in the Department of Defense — U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Common Core: Wargaming in the Joint Planning Process* – Eric Walters—-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*