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Game Master Awards AAR

Sunday, June 25, 2017   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Blush

Cold Wars 2017 GM Awards AAR
From the HMGS Academy of Historical Gaming

The Historical Miniatures Gaming Society congratulates the Game Master (GM) awardees selected by their peer GM’s for Cold Wars 2017. The HMGS Game Master Awards program is intended to recognize GMs for convention events which encourage others, and exemplify the highest qualities of the Historical Miniatures Gaming hobby.

Thanks to ALL of our dedicated GMs for their personal contribution and selfless efforts at Cold Wars 2017.

1. Best of Show- “Eylau- Nightmare in the Snow,” by Robert Andriola (10mm Napoleonic).

2. Best of Theme- Joe Hack-“Numidians Go North”, “Ambush the Africans”, and “Numidian Nightmare,” by Joe Swart and NOWS (28mm Ancients).

3. ‘Pour Encourager Les Autres’ (PELA) Awards: Selected from all historical miniatures events throughout the Convention:

·         “Austerlitz, 1805,” by Dave Reiners and the Rogues (28mm Napoleonic).

·         ‘Wasteland 101,” by Gregory Priebe and the HAWKS (28mm Future).

·         ‘Face-Off- Sicily 1943 Redux,” by Daniel Erdman (20mm WWII).

·         “Whose Carcasses will the Tigers Devour,” by Cleo Liebl (28mm Colonial).

·         “A Cacophony of Hell- Ramree Island, 1945,” by Bob Giglio (54mm WWII).

·         “Adowa Annihilation,” by Pete Panzeri (28mm Colonial).

·         “Frostgrave- Treasure Hunting in the Frozen City,” by Jeffrey Hiley (28mm Fantasy).

·         “Caesar vs. Pluck: De Bello Ruritanico ad mare, 73 A.D,” by Jeffrey Wasileski (28mm Ancients).

·         “Market Garden- The Beginning of the End,” by Marc Raiff (20mm WWII).

·         “Traktir Bridge- France vs. Russia in the Crimea,” by Colonel Wilbur Gray (15mm 19th Century).

·         “Valentine’s Day Comes to Schlegel’s Ferry,” by Eric Schlegel and the HAWKS (25mm Pulp).

·         “Clash at the Crossroads,” by John Emmett (28mm WWII).

·         “The Battle of Long Island, 1776,” by James McGaughey (15mm AWI).

·         “Battle of Bara- Dur,” by Louis Valenti and WAMP (15mm Fantasy).

4. The Annual HMGS "BOB WATTS AWARD" for "BEST KIDS GAME": “Highway from Hell- Escaping the Zombie Horde,” by Darrell Swanson (25mm SciFi).

5. HMGS Legion of Honor Battle Star Awards:

·         “Congo,” by Don Hogge

·         “The Italian Campaign,” by Bryan Leshinskie.

6. GM Award Judging Teams are veteran GM’s led by previous award winners, all of whom devote their personal convention time as volunteers.  GM Judges for Cold Wars 2017 included Bill Rutherford, Pete Panzeri, Bob Kerstetter, Bruce W, Bill Molyneaux, Frank Luberti, Frank Preziosa, Theresa Preziosa, Jon Braun, Glenn Kidd, Frank Chadwick, Cliff Brunken, Frank Sciulli, and Joe Swartz.

We apologize for any inaccurate data or oversights and strongly encourage all GMs to volunteer and support the program. 

Club groups and award winners are especially welcome as judging teams. To sign-up to help with our next convention, please email the Awards Committee Chair at:

Photos are available HERE



Robert S. Moon says...
Posted Wednesday, August 30, 2017
I also received a "Battle Star" at Historicon 2017 for my 1/600 "Yellow Sea" game. Disapointed my name was not listed. Bob Moon, Jacksonville, FL.

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