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The Awards Story

The 1978 Charles S. Roberts Awards were presented at Origins '79 in Chester, Pennsylvania, June 22-24, 1979.

Best Pre-Twentieth Century Game
Agincourt (SPI)
La Bataille de Preusisch Eylau (Marshal Enterprises)
Napoleon at Bay (Operational Studies Group)
Source of the Nile (Discovery)
Stonewall

Best Twentieth Century Game
Air Assault on Crete (Avalon Hill)
Cross of Iron (Avalon Hill)
Operation Crusader (GDW)
The Next War (SPI)
To the Green Fields Beyond (SPI)

Cross of IronBest Fantasy / Futuristic Game
Iliad (Yaquinto)
Gamma World (TSR, Inc.)
Mayday (Game Designers Workshop)
Objective Moscow (SPI)
Swords and Sorcery

 

Cross of IronBest Graphics and Physical Systems
Cross of Iron (Avalon Hill)
La Battaille de Preusisch Eylau (Marshal Enterprises)
Operation Crusader (Game Designers Workshop)
The Next War (SPI)

 

 

Best Amateur Game
La Bataille de Preusisch Eylau (Marshal Enterprises)
Source of the Nile (Discovery Games)
Tokyo Express

Fire & Movement magazine 1978Best Professional Magazine
Fire & Movement (Rodger MacGowan / Baron Publishing)
MOVES (SPI)
Strategy & Tactics (SPI)
The General (Avalon Hill)

 

 

Best Amateur Magazine
Perfidious Albion (Charles Vasey)
Signal (John Mansfield)
Swabbers

Hall of Fame
John Hill: founder of Conflict Game Company; Game Designer of the Squad Leader Series of games. Designer of:
 
bulletBattle For Hue
bulletBattle for Stalingrad
bulletEastern Front Tank Leader, 1986
bulletJohnny Reb
bulletSquad Leader
bulletTank Leader

= Awarded Best in that Category

1978: That Was the Wargaming Year That Was!

Operational Studies Group was founded by Kevin Zucker. Its first release was Napoleon at Bay.