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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 - The Line of Battle Series, the next generation rules for the RSS series, American Civil War.
  • BCS - The Battalion Combat Series simulating 20th Century battles at the battalion level.

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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