Saturday, January 23, 2010

Usenet still exists and it even gives out awards: best wargames

Remember when newsgroups were all the rage? I would subscribe in Outlook Express and argue for hours about PC games in the comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.war-historical area and go back and forth about tactics and strategy titles. Usenet is still around and for the most part has really good conversation to this day. You can still get a good review of a game or even insight on the newsgroups.

They recently handed out their Wargame of the Year awards (3 winners in Gold, Silver, Bronze) so I want to post the results here:

War-Historical's Wargame of the Year 2009 :

# 1 – Warship Combat : Navies at War - 60 points

The Silver and Bronze go to :

# 2 – Empire : Total War - 27 points
# 3 – Field of Glory - 19 points

The rest of the Top 10

# 4 – World War 2 – Time of Wrath – 14 points
# 5 – Total War in Europe – War on the Southern Front – 13 points
# 6 – War in the Pacific – Admiral’s Edition – 12 points
# 7 – War in Europe II – 8 points
# 8 – Commander : Europe at War – 6 points
# 8 – Squad Battles – Dien Bien Phu – 6 points
# 8 – Hearts of Iron III – 6 points
# 8 – Napoleonic Battles – Austerlitz – 6 points
# 8 – For the Glory – 6 points
# 8 – King Arthur – 6 points