1976

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The Awards Story

The 1976 Charles S. Roberts Awards were presented at Origins '77 on Staten Island in New York, July 22-24, 1977.

Terrible Swift Sword spawned numerous sequel games.Best Tactical Game
Firefight (SPI)
Starship Troopers (Avalon Hill)
Terrible Swift Sword (SPI)
Wellilngton's Victory (SPI)

 

 

The Russian CampaignBest Strategic Game
Conquistador (SPI)
Panzergruppe Guderian (SPI)
The Russian Campaign (Avalon Hill)
War in Europe (SPI)

 

 

Russian Campaign, now in its 4th edition!Best Graphics and Physical Systems
Avalanche (GDW)
Terrible Swift Sword (SPI)
Wellington's Victory (SPI)
War in Europe (SPI)

Best Professional Magazine
Fire & Movement (Rodger B. MacGowan / Baron Publishing)
The General (Avalon Hill)
Strategy & Tactics (SPI)
Moves (SPI)

Best Amateur Magazine
Europa (Walter Luc Haas)
Battlefield/Jagdpanther (Jagdpanther Publications)
Perfidious Albion (Charles Vasey)
Space Gamer (Metagaming)

Hall of Fame
Tom Shaw: founder of The General magazine; Vice-President of The Avalon Hill Game Company who directed operations there for decades. Designer of:
 
bulletAir Empire, 1961
bulletBaseball Strategy, 1973
bulletBattle of the Bulge '64, 1964, with L. Pinsky
bulletBismarck, 1962, with Charles S. Roberts
bulletBlitzkrieg, 1965, with L. Pinsky
bulletBlitzkrieg, 1975, with L. Pinsky
bulletC&O, B&O, 1960
bulletFootball Strategy, 1972
bulletKriegspiel, 1970
bulletLe Mans, 1961
bulletStalingrad, 1963, with L. Schutz
bulletStalingrad, 1974, with L. Schutz
bulletWaterloo, 1962, with L. Schutz

= Awarded Best in that Category

1976: That Was the Wargaming Year That Was!

Fire & Movement magazine was founded in 1976 by Rodger B. MacGowan. It was the first independent professional wargame review magazine. The premier issue featured a close-up on Avalon Hill's Tobruk.