Although it’s been high time I post something relevant about the game on the blog for a while now, it took for some nice people to actually give us an award to get me unstuck (writers block, you know).
Anyway, a big thanks to the discerning wargamers at comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.war-historical for awarding us the 3rd place in their annual Wargame of the Year poll for 2011.
For me it’s a bit of a surprise. I was aware of the award since I’m a sometime lurker on this newsgroup, just never thought we’d actually get that much traction with the more hardcore wargaming crowd. Still, it’s much appreciated!
Of course, if you didn’t know beforehand, the continued existence of Usenet could be an equally big surprise to you. Well, it’s still alive thank you, and thanks to google groups you can now easily access most of the newsgroups (I think posting is possible too). It’s also remarkably spam-free, I guess this is due to google deploying some of its anti-spam firepower.
On second thought, I’m actually surprised this hasn’t caught on with hipsters. Because it’s so like 70s, the Usenet, eh?