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The Awards Story

The first Charles S. Roberts Awards were presented at Origins I in Baltimore, Maryland, July 25-27, 1975. The originator of the CSR Awards was John Mansfield (at that time editor of the amateur magazine Signal). John collected ballots from attendees and based these awards on this voting held at Origins I.

This is a 3rd edition Third Reich box, but you get the idea.Best Professional Game
Bar-Lev (Conflict Games)
Starforce (SPI)
Third Reich (Avalon Hill)

 

 

Best Amateur Game
Manassas (Historical Simulations)
Parliament (H. Patterson)
Zeppelin (Jagdpanther Publications)

Best Professional Magazine
Conflict (Simulations Design Corporation)
The General (Avalon Hill)
Strategy & Tactics (SPI)

Best Amateur Magazine
Albion (Don Turnbull)
Europa (Walter Luc Haas)
Jagdpanther (Jagdpanther Publications)

Hall of Fame
Charles S. Roberts: founder of The Avalon Hill Game Company and designer of TACTICS, the first modern era board wargame. Designer of:

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Tactics, 1952 (republished 1983)
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Tactics II, 1958 (republished 1961, 1972)
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Gettysburg, 1958 (republished 1961, 1964)
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U-Boat, 1959 (republished 1961)
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Verdict, 1959 (republished 1960)
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Chancellorsville, 1961
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Civil War, 1961
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D-Day, 1961
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Dispatcher, 1961
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Nieuchess, 1961
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Bismarck, 1962
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Afrika Korps, 1964 (republished 1965, 1977)

Charles S. Roberts first Avalon Hill Game Co. releases.

Don Turnbull: Founder of Albion magazine. Designer of Schweinfurt (Cranwell House); Developer for Kingmaker (Avalon Hill)

= Awarded Best in that Category

1974: That Was the Wargaming Year That Was!

It was around year's end in 1974 that Avalon Hill offered lifetime memberships in its "Elite Club."