April 18, 2024

This Year’s CSR Awards Winners ~ #TuesdayNewsday 7/18/23

Our weekly #TuesdayNewsday is here to keep you current on what’s important in the strategy gaming world

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Registration is not yet live, but the initial information for our Armchair Dragoons Fall Assembly 2023 is up and running.  We need to get a few coordination points ironed out, and then we’ll be able to open up the event registration for everyone.  If you’re interested in being a GM, drop a line in our forums, or shoot Brant a message

  • Badges are $40 for the weekend, which include some munchies, custom Armchair Dragoons swag, and whatever other prizes or giveaways we’re able to gather before the event.
  • Attendance is capped on this one because of the limited floorspace we’ve got inside the store and we want to make sure every player gets plenty of time on the tables.
  • Gamer’s Armory is planning to open early on Sunday just for us, so we can get an additional game session or two in, before the general public gets in the doors.
  • As noted on the convention site, we do not have a hotel attached to the facility.  You can find local hotels here.  We’re looking into a potential block deal with some local hotels, but with the State Fair in town it’s tough.
  • As a reminder, Regimental Patron-level Patreon supporters get a free badge for all Armchair Dragoons-hosted events.



The Charles S Roberts Awards winners for games released in 2022 have been announced…TN-csrawards2020

  • Best Ancients Wargame ~ Great Battles of Julius Caesar Deluxe Edition, GMT Games, designers Richard H. Berg and Mark Herman
  • Best Medieval Wargame ~ Almoravid, GMT Games, designer Volko Ruhnke
  • Best Gunpowder Wargame ~ No Peace Without Honor, Compass Games, designer David Meyler
  • Best Early Modern Wargame ~ Plains Indian Wars, GMT Games, designer John Poniske
  • Best Napoleonic Wargame ~ Bonaparte in the Quadrilateral, OSG, designer Kevin Zucker
  • Best American Civil War Wargame ~ A Most Fearful Sacrifice, Flying Pig Games, designer Hermann Luttmann
  • Best Early 20th Century Wargame ~ 1914: Nach Paris, VUCA Simulations, designer Bertrand Munier
  • Best World War II Wargame ~ Pacific War Second Edition, GMT Games, designer Mark Herman
  • Best Modern Wargame ~ Flashpoint: South China Sea, GMT Games, designer Harold Buchanan
  • Best Hypothetical Wargame ~ The Third World War Designer Signature Edition, Compass Games, designer Frank Chadwick
  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Wargame ~ The Long Road, Flying Pig Games, designer Mark H. Walker
  • Best Solitaire or Cooperative Wargame ~ Skies Above Britain, GMT Games, designers Jerry White and Gina Willis
  • Best Expansion for an Existing Wargame ~ Fall of Saigon, for Fire in the Lake, GMT Games, designers Mark Herman and Volko Ruhnke
  • Best Wargaming Magazine ~ Strategy & Tactics
  • The Redmond A. Simonsen Memorial Award for Outstanding Wargame Presentation ~ A Most Fearful Sacrifice: The Three Days of Gettysburg, Flying Pig Games
  • The James F. Dunnigan Award for Playability and Design ~ Volko Ruhnke
  • The Charles S. Roberts Memorial Award for Best New Designer ~ Richard Whitaker (Into the Woods)
  • CSR Awards (Clausewitz) Hall of Fame Inductees ~ Dana Lombardy; John Prados; Volko Ruhnke
  • Wargame of the Year ~ A Most Fearful Sacrifice: The Three Days of Gettysburg, Flying Pig Games, designer Hermann Luttmann

You can watch the awards show from No Enemies Here on YouTube




TN bae 7 18 23Sebastian Bae strikes again, with his column for War On The Rocks advocating that the military Put Educational Wargaming In The Hands Of The Warfighter

One of his key points –

integrate wargaming literacy and skills into the enlisted educational pipeline. This does not mean creating an enlisted force focused on designing wargames. Instead, enlisted leaders should be equipped with the experience, tools, and skills to leverage and teach wargames at the small unit level. The recent successes of wargaming at the College of Enlisted Military Education reflect the untapped potential of enlisted-led wargaming. Sustaining wargaming will require widening access to the broader joint force

echoes what we’ve been advocating for almost a decade now



New games released in the past week that you’ll find interestingTN montage 7 18 23



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Don’t forget to check our consolidated event & convention calendar for more!
You can also submit your own events for our calendar here.

As announced on our podcast on 3/31

The Armchair Dragoons Fall Assembly 2023
20-22 October 2023
The Gamer’s Armory, Cary NC

The convention page is up, but registration is not yet live as we lock down a few additional details.

In partnership with The Gamer’s Armory, we’ve got our first in-person convention coming up in October, where we’ll be taking over about half of the store.  We’ll be playing games in probably the biggest vendor booth you’ll see at a convention, and making plenty of new friends.

As a reminder, Regimental Patron-level Patreon supporters get a free badge for all Armchair Dragoons-hosted events.

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Don’t forget we’ve got a dedicated area of our forums for the professional wargamers.



Something neat from outside the wargaming world we thought was worth sharing


That’s all for this week!
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