Award-Winning Magazine Wargames
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Magazine wargames aren't always great--sometimes the pressures of publication schedules and limitations of the format produce games that are best forgotten. However, sometimes the games are as good as anything our hobby has to offer. Furthermore, magazine wargames typically come with a companion article, maps, etc. and they often tackle lesser-known subjects. When they're at their best, magazine wargames are my favorites.

From time to time awards are given specifically to magazine wargames. This geeklist is intended to collate these winning games in a single list. The Charles S Roberts awards are a natural place to start, but there have been other awards given. All of them are welcome additions to this geeklist.

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1. Board Game: Beyond Waterloo [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:9193]
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Charles S Roberts Award - Best Magazine Game 2012
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2. Board Game: Chennault's First Fight [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:10377]
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Charles S Roberts Award - Best Magazine Game 2005
 
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3. Board Game: Clash of the Eagles: Borodino & Friedland [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:10122]
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Charles S Roberts Award - Best Magazine Game 1999
 
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4. Board Game: Deathride: Mars-la-Tour 1870 [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:6780]
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Charles S Roberts Award - Best Magazine Game 2009
 
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5. Board Game: Fortress Berlin [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:6608]
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Charles S Roberts Award - Best Magazine Game 2004
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6. Board Game: Ignorant Armies: Iran-Iraq War [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:8559]
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Charles S Roberts Award - Best Magazine Game 2003
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7. Board Game: Indochina War [Average Rating:6.53 Unranked]
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Charles S Roberts Award - Best Magazine Game 2002
 
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8. Board Game: Into the Bastards!: First tank battle [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:6729]
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Charles S Roberts Award - Best Magazine Game 2011
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9. Board Game: Islands of the Damned: Wake Island and Peleliu [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:8076]
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Hex Encounter award for best Magazine Game 2015 (from Miniature Wargames Magazine)
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10. Board Game: Iwo Jima: Rage Against the Marines [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:5844]
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Charles S Roberts Award - Best Magazine Game 2008
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11. Board Game: Kulikovo 1380: The Golden Horde [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:7393]
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Charles S Roberts Award - Best Magazine Game 2006
 
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12. Board Game: Not War But Murder [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:4916]
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Charles S Roberts Award - Best Magazine Game 2007
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13. Board Game: War of 1812 [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:11065]
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Charles S Roberts Award - Best Magazine Game 2001
 
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14. Board Game: A Week In Hell: The Battle of Hue [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:5425]
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Charles S Roberts Award - Best Magazine Game 2010
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15. Board Game: Xenophon: 10,000 Against Persia [Average Rating:6.57 Unranked]
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Charles S Roberts Award - Best Magazine Game 2000
 
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