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The Awards Story

The 1988 Charles S. Roberts Awards were presented at L.A. Origins '89 in the Los Angeles Airport Hilton hotel.

Best Pre-World War II Board Game
Campaigns of Robert E. Lee (Clash of Arms)
Horse Soldiers (3W)
Indian Mutiny (3W)
Lee Invades the North (Pacific Rim)
&Lee vs. Grant (Victory) 

Best World War II Board Game
Pas de Calais (Vanguard)
Pegasus Bridge (3W)
The Tigers Are Burning (3W)
&Tokyo Express (Victory)
West of Alamein (Avalon Hill) 

Best Post-World War II Board Game
The Hunt for Red October (TSR)
Nicaragua (3W)
North German Plain (3W)
&Tac Air (Avalon Hill)
Test of Arms (GDW) 

Best Pre-Twentieth Century Computer Wargame
&Battles of Napoleon (SSI)
Decisive Battles of the Civil War, Volume 2 (SSG)

Best Twentieth Century Computer Wargame
&Fire Brigade (Panther Games)
In Harm's Way (Sim Can)
Typhoon of Steel (SSI)

Best Wargaming Graphics
&Campaigns of Robert E. Lee (Clash of Arms)
Horse Soldiers (3W)
&Lee vs. Grant (Victory)
Pegasus Bridge (3W)
Tac Air (Avalon Hill)

Best Professional Game Magazine
Counterattack
Fire & Movement
The General
&Strategy & Tactics
The Wargamer

Best Amateur Game Magazine
Canadian Wargamers Journal
Journal Der Musketier (Germany)
ETO: Europa Newsletter
The Strategist
&Volunteers 

Best Game Review or Analysis Article
East Front (Wargamer)
Empire in Arms (Fire & Movement)
Fire Brigade (Fire & Movement)
&Lee vs. Grant (Wargamer)
Pas de Calais (Wargamer)

Best Historical / Opinion / Variant / Scenario / Interview Article
&Forrest at Bay (Strategy & Tactics)
Jon Southard: Interview (Fire & Movement)
Naval War in the Mediterranean (Counterattack)
Revolution in Central America (Strategy & Tactics)
Simulating the Fog of War (Fire & Movement)

Hall of Fame
Ty Bomba: Co-founder XTR (Crossing the Rubicon) corporation; Designer of:

 
bulletBlitzkrieg '41
bulletDrive on Stalingrad 2nd edition (Decision Games)
bulletProud Monster

& = Awarded Best in that Category; multiple winners in a single Category indicates a tie.

1988: That Was the Wargaming Year That Was!