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Dean N. Essig is a wargame designer from Illinois. He is also the founder of the wargame company The Gamers which has released games in several different series:

  • CWB - The Civil War Brigade series simulates battles at the brigade level during the American Civil War.
  • RSS - The Regimental Sub-System series simulates battles at the regimental level during the American Civil War.
  • TCS - The Tactical Combat Series simulates 20th century platoon level battles.
  • OCS - The Operational Combat Series simulates 20th century battles at levels ranging from battalions to divisions.
  • SCS - The Standard Combat Series is a general system which is easy (yet still challenging) and allows simulation of a wide range of battles.
  • NBS - The Napoleonic Brigade Series simulates brigade level battles during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • LoB - Line of Battle, the next generation rules for the RSS series, American Civil War (now available None But Heroes)
  • BCS - Battalion Combat Series simulating 20th Century battles at the battalion level (in development)

Abridged List of Notable Games

Awards

Inducted into the Charles S. Roberts, Clausewitz Award Hall of Fame 1993.

  • Winner of the James F. Dunnigan award for outstanding achievement in playability and design: 1993 (Afrika), 1994 (Enemy at the Gates), 1997 (DAK), 2007 (Case Blue and the Operational Combat Series in general).
  • Has won the Charles S. Roberts Award several times:
  • CSR "Best world war II boardgame" 1993 (Afrika), 1994 (Enemy at the Gates), 1995 (Tunisia), 1997 (DAK), 2000 Sicily (tied with Mark Simonitch's Ukraine '43), 2007 (Case Blue)
  • CSR "Best wargame graphics" 1989 (Hitler's last gamble), 1995 (Yom Kippur), 1996 (GD'41), 1997 (DAK)
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