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CSR Nominees and Award Winners (in bold) for 2011

(voting is closed for this year)

Please note that categories with low numbers of votes may have been dropped at the CSR Committee's discretion.

The top five vote-getters are shown (in alphabetical order) except for the James F. Dunnigan Design Elegance Award and the Clausewitz Hall Of Fame Award, where only the winner is shown.


Best Ancient to Napoleonic Era Board Wargame

A Few Acres of Snow (by Martin Wallace), Treefrog
Field Commander: Napoleon (by Dan Verssen), Dan Verssen Games
Infidel (in the Men at Arms series) (by Richard Berg), GMT Games
La Bataille de la Moscowa (third ed.) (by Terry Doherty), Clash of Arms Games
Sekigahara (by Matthew Calkins), GMT Games

Best Post-Napoleonic to Pre-World War 2 Era Board Wargame

Breakthrough: Cambrai (by Michael Rinella), Multi Man Publications, Inc. (MMP)
Gettysburg: the Wheatfield (by Hermann Luttmann), Victory Point Games
Into the Bastards! - First tank battle (by Nicolas Rident), Battles magazine
None But Heroes (by Dean Essig), Multi Man Publications, Inc. (MMP)
Strike of the Eagle (by Uwe Eickert), Academy Games

Best World War 2 Era Board Wargame

Band of Brothers: Screaming Eagles (by Jim Krohn), Worthington Games
Fighting Formations : Grossdeustchland Infantry Division (by Chad Jensen), GMT Games
Nightfighter (by Lee Brimmicombe-Wood), GMT Games
No Retreat: The Russian Front Delux Edition (by Carl Paradis), GMT Games
Where Eagles Dare (by Adam Starkweather), Multi Man Publications, Inc. (MMP)

Best Post-WW2 Era Board Wargame

Falklands Showdown (by Philip Sharp), Strategy & Tactics magazine (Decision Games)
Lock 'n Load: Heroes of the Gap (by Pete Abrams, Mark H. Walker), Lock 'n Load Publishing
Meatgrinder (by Perry Moore), Against the Odds magazine (ATO)
Phantom Fury (by Laurent Closier), Nuts Publishing
World at War: Paris is Burning (by Jim Synder, Katarina Ubirek, Mark H. Walker), Lock 'n Load Publishing

Best Pre-20th Century Era Computer Wargame

Leipzig - John Tiller Software
Mount&Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars
Mount&Blade: With Fire & Sword
•Shogun 2 Total War
Shogun 2 Total War : Fall of the Samurai

Best 20th Century Era - Modern Computer Wargame

•Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy
Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg from Warsaw to Paris (Matrix Games)
Panzer Corps
Unity of Command, 2x2 games
Wargame: European Escalation

Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Board Wargame

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (2nd edition) (by Christian T. Petersen), Fantasy Flight Games
Dawn of the Zeds (in the States of Siege series) (by Hermann Luttmann), Victory Point Games
Eclipse (by Touko Tahkokallio), Lautapelit
Space Empires 4X (by Jim Krohn), GMT Games
Space Infantry (by Gottardo Zancani), Lock 'n Load Publishing

Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Computer Wargame

Tales of Maj'Eyal
Distant Worlds: Legends
Dungeon Raid
Endless Space
•Ravenmark, Witching Hour Studios

Best Magazine Game

Birth of a Legend (by Michael Rinella), Against the Odds magazine (ATO)
Hungarian Nightmare (by Mark Stille), Against the Odds magazine (ATO)
Into the Bastards! - First tank battle (by Nicolas Rident), Battles magazine
Russian Civil War (by Ty Bomba, Joseph Miranda), Strategy & Tactics magazine (Decision Games)
The Hardest Days: Turning Points in the Battle of Britain (by John H. Butterfield), World at War magazine (Decision Games)

Best Desktop Published (DTP) / Print-and-Play / Postcard Game

Blitzkrieg Met: Stonne (by Paul Rohrbaugh), Paul Rohrbaugh
Fighting Steam! (by Chris harding), Chris Harding Simulations
Kampfgruppe Scherer: the Shield of Cholm (by Andrew Hershey), Le Franc Tireur
Six Days of War: The Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1967 (by Paul Rohrbaugh), Paul Rohrbaugh
The Battle of Halle 1806 (by Dennis A. Spors, James Soto, Monte Mattson, Michael Neylan), LA Bataille ME Premier

Best Expansion or Supplement for an Existing Game

Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit Expansion Pack #1 (by Ken Dunn), Multi Man Publications, Inc. (MMP)
Combat Commander: Battle Pack #4: New Guinea (by John Foley), GMT Games
Commands & Colors: Ancients: the Spartan Army (by Richard Borg), GMT Games
Commands & Colors: Napoleonics Expansion #1: The Spanish Army (by Richard Borg), GMT Games
Roundhammer 1943 (an expansion for Liberty Roads) (by Yves le Quellec), Hexasim

Best Board Game Graphics

La Bataille de Moscowa
Night Drop (Battles Magazine)
No Retreat The Russian Front GMT Deluxe Edition
Sekigahara (GMT Games)
•Where The Eagles Dare MMP

Best Computer Game Graphics

Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg from Warsaw to Paris (Matrix Games)
Mount&Blade: With Fire & Sword
Panzer Corps
•Shogun 2 Total War
Unity of Command, 2x2 Games

Best Professional Game Magazine

Against The Odds
•Battles Magazine
C3i
Special Operations (MMP)
VaeVictis

Best Amateur Game Magazine

Alea Magazine (Spain)
Dispatches from the Bunker
•Line of Departure
Simulacrum
Tactical Wargamer's Journal

Best Historical/Scenario Article

Birth of a Legend: The Seven Days Campaign of 1862, Michael Rinella
Into the bastards (Battles Magazine #6), Thomas Pouchin
Just a game, Matthew Kirschenbaum
•To Script or Not to Script, that is the question? (Mark Herman C3i #25
Warfare Affair (Battles Magazine)

Best Game Review or Analysis Article

Don't Give Up the Ships (Flying Colors series), Mark Barber (C3i #25)
Fighting Formations, Robert Winslow
Island Warfare, John D.Burtt, Battles #6
•Labyrinth, David Hughes
Making the Connection - Matthew Kirschenbaum (Battles Magazine)

James F. Dunnigan Design Elegance Award

•Adam Starkweather

Clausewitz Award HALL OF FAME

•Ed Wimble