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CSR Nominees and Award Winners (in bold) for 2012

(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

Amateurs, to Arms! (by Kevin McPartland), Clash of Arms Games
Fading Glory (by Lance McMillan), GMT Games
Kingdom of Heaven (by Scott de Brestian), Multi-Man Publishing, Inc. (MMP)
•The Battle of Fontenoy (by Paul Dangel, Matt Hinkle & Phil Boinske), Clash of Arms Games
Virgin Queen (by Ed Beach), GMT Games

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

Battles of 1866: Frontier Battles (by Mike Bennighof), Avalanche Press
•Bloody April (by Terry Simo), GMT Games
Guns of the Askari (by John Gorkowski), Against the Odds magazine (ATO)
Somme 1918 (by Thomas Pouchin), Nuts Publishing
Zulus on the Ramparts (2nd edition) (by Joe Miranda), Victory Point Games

Best World War 2 Era Board Wargame

It Never Snows (by Dean Essig), Multi-Man Publishing, Inc. (MMP)
No Question of Surrender (MMP) (by Nick Richardson), Multi-Man Publishing, Inc. (MMP)
Panzer (2nd Edition) (by James Day), GMT Games
•Red Winter (by Mark Mokszycki), GMT Games
The Blitzkrieg Legend (by Hans Kishel), Multi-Man Publishing, Inc. (MMP)

Best Post-WW2 Era Board Wargame

1989: Dawn of Freedom (by Jason Matthews), GMT Games
•Andean Abyss (by Volko Ruhnke), GMT Games
Angola (by Phil Kendall, Adam Starkweather), Multi-Man Publishing, Inc. (MMP)
The Next War:Korea (by Gene Billingsley), GMT Games
Thunderbolt Apache Leader (by Dan Verssen), Dan Verssen Games

Best Pre-20th Century Era Computer Wargame

Civil War: 1863, Hunted Cow Studio
•Levee en Masse (by John Welch), Victory Point Games
Napoleonic Battles: Campaign 1814 (JTS), JTS
Scourge of War: Gettysburg, Norb Development Software
Zulus on the Ramparts (by Joe Miranda), Victory Point Games

Best 20th Century Era - Modern Computer Wargame

•Battle of the Bulge, Shenandoah Studios
Combat Mission: Fortress Italy, Battlefront.com
Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear, Matrix Games
Operational Art of War 3, Matrix Games
Panzer Campaigns: Moscow '42, JTS

Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Board Wargame

Darkest Night (by Jeremy Lennert), Victory Point Games
Dawn of the Zeds 2.0 (by Hermann Luttmann), Victory Point Games
Lords of Waterdeep (by Peter Lee), Wizards of the Coast
Merchant of Venus (by Rich Hamblen Robert Kouba), Fantasy Flight Games
•Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game (by Jeffrey Kniffen), Fantasy Flight Games

Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Computer Wargame

Conquest of Elysium 3, Illwinter Game Designs
Fallen Enchantress
King of Dragon Pass
Mass Effect 3, Bioware Electronic Arts
•X-Com: Enemy Unknown, Firaxis 2K Games

Best Magazine Game

•Beyond Waterloo (by John Prados), Against the Odds magazine (ATO)
Boudicca: The Warrior Queen (by Richard Berg), Against the Odds magazine (ATO)
Guns of the Askari (by John Gorkowski), Against the Odds magazine (ATO)
Red Dragon / Green Crescent (by Bruce Costello), Decision Games
Wagram 1809 (by Laurent Martin), Battles magazine

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

• City of Confusion: The Battle for Hue, Tet 1968 (by Paul Rohrbaugh), High Flying Dice Games
La Garde Recule! (by Paul Rohrbaugh ), High Flying Dice Games
Valor & Victory (by Barry W. Doyle), Barry W. Doyle

Best Expansion or Supplement for an Existing Game

•Festung Budapest (by Bill Cirillo), Multi-Man Publishing, Inc. (MMP)
Hell over Korea (by Steve Dixon), Legion Wargames
Panzer Expansion #1 (by James Day), GMT Games
Space Empires Close Encounters (by Jim Krohn), GMT Games
Steel Typhoon (by Ed Kettler), Clash of Arms Games

Best Board Game Graphics

Amateurs, to Arms! (by Tim Schleif), Clash of Arms Games
Bloody April (by Ian Wedge), GMT Games
No Question of Surrender (MMP) (by Nicolas Eskubi), Multi-Man Publishing, Inc. (MMP)
Red Winter (by Lee Brimmicombe-Wood), GMT Games
•The Battle of Fontenoy (by Timothy Schleif, Charles Kibler & Rober Tunstall), Clash of Arms Games

Best Computer Game Graphics

•Battle of the Bulge, Shenandoah Studios
Combat Mission: Fortress Italy, Battlefront.com
Mass Effect 3, Bioware Electronic Arts
Scourge of War: Gettysburg, Norb Development Software
X-COM: Enemy Unknown, Firaxis 2K Games

Best Professional Game Magazine

Against The Odds, Against the Odds magazine (ATO)
Battles, Battles magazine
•C3i, RBM Publications
Le Franc-Tireur (ASL magazine)
Special Ops, Multi-Man Publishing, Inc. (MMP)

Best Amateur Game Magazine

•1914 Dispatches, Oregon Consim Gamers
Dispatches From the Bunker, Dispatches from the Bunker
Line of Departure, Jim Werbaneth
Stratagema (Russia)
Tactical Wargamer's Journal, The Tactical Wargamer

Best Historical/Scenario Article

•1914 - A postwar Solution for Austria-Hungary's Mobilization (Michael Resch C3i nr 26)
A More Better Bull Run.Mat Kirschenbaum.Special OPS #3
ASL: Journal 10 - Son of Squad Bleeder
At the peak of their powers? Napoleon and the French Army at Wagram. David Hughes. Battles #8
Beyond Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Gamble by John Prados - ATO Annual

Best Game Review or Analysis Article

Bloody April 1917 - Planes fly over Arras again.... - A review, Tom H (tomster), BoardGameGeek
Can less be more? - A review of La Bataille de la Moscowa. David Hughes, Battles #8
Designers & Developers â Relationships in Motion, C3i #26
FB17 Stalingrad Redux - A scenario replay, ASL Journal #10
•For the People Defending the Union (by Dave Dockter and Mark Herman), C3i Magazine

James F. Dunnigan Design Elegance Award

•Dean Essig

Clausewitz Award HALL OF FAME

•Brian Youse