1979

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The Awards Story

The 1979 Charles S. Roberts Awards were presented at Origins '80 in Chester, Pennsylvania on June 27-29, 1980.

Best Pre-Twentieth Century Game
Napoleon at Leipzig (OSG)

Best Twentieth Century Game
City Fight (SPI)

Best Fantasy or Science-Fiction Game
Creature that Ate Sheboygan (SPI)

Best Initial Release
Ironclads (Yaquinto)

Fire & Movement magazine 1979Best Professional Magazine
Fire & Movement (Rodger MacGowan / Baron Publishing)

Best Amateur Magazine
Perfidious Albion (Charles Vasey)

Hall of Fame
David Isby: founder of D-Elim magazine; Game Designer for SPI. Designer of:
 
bulletAir War
bulletAir War 80
bulletCrusader
bulletGreat War in the East
bulletMarengo
bulletMukden
bulletSoldiers
bulletTannenberg (II)
bulletTo the Green Fields Beyond, 1978

= Awarded Best in that Category

1979: That Was the Wargaming Year That Was!

In 1979, Steve Peek founded Yaquinto Publications, Inc. They were legendary for having the thickest die-cut cardboard counters the hobby had ever seen.