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The Awards Story

Once again, the "Charlies" were presented at the World Boardgaming Championships in Baltimore, Maryland on August 3 - August 8, 2004 at the Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Best Pre-World War II Boardgame
Age of Napoleon (Phalanx Games)
Liberty! (Columbia Games)
Rise of the Roman Republic (GMT Games)
Sun of Austerlitz (OSG)
Sweden Fights On (GMT Games)

Best World War II Boardgame
A World at War (GMT Games)
Ardennes '44 (GMT Games)
Europe Engulfed (GMT Games)
Monty's Gamble (MMP / The Gamers)
The Russian Campaign (L2 Design Group)

 

Best Modern Era Boardgame
Ignorant Armies (Strategy & Tactics / Decision Games)
Korea: The Forgotten War (MMP / The Gamers)
Lock 'n Load (Shrapnel Games)
Victory in Vietnam II (Schutze Games)

Best Wargame Graphics
Ardennes '44 (GMT Games)
Europe Engulfed (GMT Games)
Liberty! (Columbia Games)
The Russian Campaign (L2 Design Group)
Sun of Austerlitz (OSG Games)

 

Best Desk Top Published (DTP)-Produced Boardgame
Marlborough Man (BSO Games)
Thunder on South Mountain (Blue Guidon)
Victory in Vietnam II (Schutze Games)
Warplan Dropshot (Schutze Games)
Zhukov's First Victory (MDG)

Best Magazine-Published Boardgame
Asia Crossroads (Strategy & Tactics / Decision Games)
Ignorant Armies (Strategy & Tactics / Decision Games)
The Lost Battalion (Strategy & Tactics / Decision Games)
Napoleon at the Berezina (Against the Odds)
North Wind Rain (Against the Odds)

Best Pre-20th Century Era Computer Wargame
No winner

Best 20th Century Era Computer Wargame
No winner

Best Game Review or Game Analysis
Drive on Stalingrad, by Adam Starkweather (Paper Wars, #50)

Best Historical or Scenario Article
Napoleon at the Berezina, by Robert Markham (Against the Odds Vol.1 No.4)

James F. Dunnigan Award
Frederic Bey (Vae Victis magazine)
Craig Grando (ATO)
Bruce Harper (A World at War)
Joseph Miranda (for multiple designs)
Rick Young and Jesse Evans (Europe Engulfed)

Clausewitz Award HALL OF FAME
Kevin Zucker

Best Professional Wargame Magazine
Against The Odds
C3i (GMT Games / RBM Studio)
Paper Wars (Omega Games)
Strategy & Tactics (Decision Games)
Vae Victis

Best Amateur Wargame Magazine
The Boardgamer, Bruce Monnin
Die Manoeverkritik (Der Musketier), German Historical Society
Panzerschreck, Minden Games
Simulacrum, John Kula
Ultra

= Awarded Best in that Category; when more than one is awarded in a category, the result was a statistical tie.

Board wargames published in 2003

bulletAlea
bullet#28: Africa 1859-60: The Last Romantic War
bulletAgainst the Odds
bullet#4: Napoleon At The Berezina
bullet#5: North Wind Rain
bullet#6: Go Tell the Spartans
bulletAvalanche
bulletAmerica Triumphant
bulletBattle of the Bulge
bulletBomb Alley
bulletChickamauga & Chattanooga
bulletDistant Oceans (game supplement)
bulletEdelweiss
bulletGranada
bulletGreat Pacific War
bulletSemper Fi: Guadacanal
bulletSoldier Emperor
bulletTears of the Dragon
bulletTank Battles (game supplement)
bulletBlack Cat Studio
bulletBattle Cry Variant Kit
bulletBlue Guidon Games
bulletThunder on South Mountain
bulletBSO
bulletMarlborough Man
bulletZulu!
bulletCanons en Carton
bulletEpées de France
bulletClash of Arms
bulletBrute Force
bulletWhistling Death
bulletMighty Midgets (game supplement)
bulletColumbia Games
bulletLiberty
bulletCritical Hit
bulletAgainst All Odds
bulletArnhem: Defiant Stand
bulletD-Day Rangers
bulletGotterdammerung (new edition)
bulletSanta Maria Infante
bulletScottish Corridor
bulletDecision Games
bulletBattle Cry of Freedom
bulletItalian Front
bulletRebels & Redcoats, Vol. III
bulletDGAGames
bulletBattlecards: World Conflict: North African Campaign
bulletBattlecards: World Conflict: Pacific Theatre
bulletBattlecards: World Conflict: Russian Front
bulletEagle Games
bulletAge of Mythology
bulletAttack!
bulletAttack! Expansion
bulletFantasy Flight Games
bulletGame of Thrones
bulletGio Games
bulletVive l'Empereur
bulletVive l'Empereur Advanced Version
bulletGMT
bulletA World at War
bulletArdennes '44
bulletAttila (game module)
bulletBlue vs Gray: Deluxe Edition
bulletCorsairs and Hellcats
bulletEurope Engulfed
bulletGreat Battles of Alexander (new edition)
bulletMedieval
bulletRise of the Roman Republic
bulletSweden Fights On
bulletTyrant (game module)
bulletGuild of Blades
bulletArab Israeli Wars
bulletBeyond Hadrian's Wall
bulletBattle of Midway
bulletKaiju
bulletOver the Trenches
bulletEric Harvey
bulletAdvanced European Theater of Operations (AETO) Upgrade Kit
bulletHeat of Battle
bulletBuckeyes!
bulletFirefights
bulletKhyber Pass
bulletBattle of Jassin 1915
bulletL2
bulletBitter Woods
bulletRussian Campaign
bulletLost Battalion
bullet384th German Infantry Division
bulletBattlelines: Winter Storm
bulletDrive on Stalingrad
bulletOperation Uranus
bulletStreets of Stalingrad
bulletMicrogame Design Group
bulletClash of Empires (new edition) Minden also published DREADNOUGHTS & BATTLECRUISERS
bulletDutch Revolt
bulletThe Marcher Lords
bulletNo Middle Ground
bulletStalingrad: Pivot on the Volga
bulletZhukov's First Victory
bulletMinden Games
bulletDreadnoughts & Battlecruisers
bulletMMP
bulletFor King and Country (game module)
bulletKorea: The Forgotten War
bulletMonty's Gamble Market Garden
bulletNaval Warfare Simulations Wargames
bulletNaval Warfare-World War 1
bulletNEPPAGAMES
bulletETO
bulletPerry Moore
bulletGunfight In The Valley Of Tears 1973
bulletKursk In Normandy
bulletOSG
bulletSun of Austerlitz
bulletOSS
bulletMillennium Wars
bulletPacific Rim
bulletIron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes
bulletPanzerschreck
bullet#10: Operation Typhoon/Sniper Attack
bullet#11: Panzers in the Southeast/QAR: Quick Armor Rules/Sink the TIirpitz
bulletPhalanx Games
bulletAge of Napoleon
bulletHector and Achilles
bulletNero
bulletThe Prince (a.k.a. Borgia)
bulletWaterloo
bulletRelative Range
bulletFlying Colors
bulletSchutze Games
bulletCards Of War
bulletFox's Gambit: Gazala
bulletVictory in Vietnam II
bulletWarplan Dropshot
bulletShrapnel Games
bulletLock 'N Load
bulletSix Angles
bullet#8: Kharkov 1941-43
bulletStrategy and Tactics
bullet#213: Spanish Civil War Battles
bullet#214: Granicus and Marathon
bullet#215: Ignorant Armies: The Iran-Iraq War
bullet#216: Asia Crossroads: The Great Game
bullet#217: The Lost Battalion: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive 1918
bullet#218: Chancellorsville and Plevna
bullet#219: Spanish Civil War Battles 2
bulletTable Tactics
bulletCromwell 2026
bulletTCS
bulletBattle of Montebello
bulletUGG
bulletHellgame
bulletPasaran?
bulletVae Victis
bullet#49: Plutot Mort Que Perse
bullet#50: Paris Vaut Bien Une Messe
bullet#51: En Pointe Toujours III: Koursk
bullet#52: La Campagne De France, 1814
bullet#53: Champs de Bataille IV: Asie
bullet#54: Stalingrad: 1942
bulletWarfrog
bulletPrinces of the Renaissance

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