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Seventh Annual PG-HQ Awards
by Shad, 2017-08-11

All of these annual awards are based on what we call the PG-HQ Year, in this case - Year 7 - all activity from June 6th 2016 to June 5th 2017, inclusive. Furthermore, in order to be eligible for an award you must have played and recorded at least 6 battles during this period. That's equivalent to achieving our first promotion from Recruit to Private. The reasoning is if you can't play once every 2 months you probably don't deserve an award!

Also, don't forget that the full list of yearly winners for each award is in our Hall of Fame!


This award is totally pointless but I love it anyway.

At 13:16:41 on 2016 June 7th, U.S Central Time, garbare83686 added the first play of PG-HQ's sixth year. Congratulations buddy, you and your play for An Army at Dawn #6 were FIRST! in Year 7.

Writer's Club

Unawarded! Are we ever going to publish another article?

Player of the Year

Congratulations triangular_cube! You steamrolled your way to 2017 Player of the Year honors with 64 scenarios logged despite only having joined PG-HQ mid-year! Can you defend your title for 2018?

Shared Player of the Year

For the third year in a row we have co-winners, Wallenstein81 is back and joined by dricher with 12 shared plays each!

Chronicler of the Year

Plays are the fuel that drives our statistics, but the character, the nature of Panzer Grenadier only truly seeps forth from our After Action Reports. Congratulations Schoenwulf! Your 34 AARs made PG-HQ a better place in 2017!

Longest Wind

They just go on and on and on! Hopefully it's all worth reading in the end!

Defending his title with only slightly fewer words per AAR, the PG-HQ member with the longest wind in 2017 was dricher, who averaged a copious 819 words per AAR over 19 AARs!

  • Runner-up: JayTownsend, 392 words per AAR over 30 AARs
  • Second Runner-up: thomaso827, 321 words per AAR over 24 AARs
Got to the Point

Was there even a battle? No one knows because these authors aren't talking!

The PG-HQ member with the lowest average AAR word count in 2017, and therefore the member who most readily got to the point, was Warhawk1955, who averaged a miserly 146 words per AAR over 9 AARs!

  • Runner-up: gulatum, 193 words per AAR over 7 AARs
  • Second Runner-up: triangular_cube, 236 words per AAR over 28 AARs
Easy to Please

Easy to Please goes to the member with the highest average scenario rating over the past year. 2017's most perpetually satisfied member was again thomaso827 with an average rating of 4.25 over 24 scenario ratings. thomaso827 has now won this award three years running! Is he the world's biggest PG fan?

  • Runner-up: gulatum averaged 4.15 over 7 ratings
  • Second Runner-up: JayTownsend averaged 4.07 over 30 ratings
Hard to Please

Conversely, some people just ain't ever happy with their battles. Maybe they have bad luck picking scenarios to play, maybe they simply hold Panzer Grenadier to a higher standard than the rest of us... no matter the reason, we salute their discriminating taste all the same!

2017's most perpetually dissatisfied member was again dricher with an average rating of 2.52 over 23 ratings. Somebody get this man some better scenarios to play!

  • Runner-up: triangular_cube averaged 2.86 over 65 ratings
  • Second Runner-up: CraigA averaged 3.00 over 6 ratings
Bounty Master

The Bounty Master award goes to the member with the highest bounty total for the year. This year's winner is Schoenwulf, who claimed a peerless 14,691 points over 78 bounties.

Bounty Sniper

The Bounty Sniper award goes to the member with the highest bounty average. This year's winner is again JayTownsend, who averaged 208.78 points over 60 bounties.

  • Runner-up: Warhawk1955, 202.11 points per bounty over 18 bounties
  • Second Runner-up: Dan_Huffman, 198.40 points per bounty over 10 bounties
Bounty Trophy Hunter

Fancy a big game hunt? The Trophy Hunter award goes to the member who has bagged the largest play & AAR bounty set by points over the past year.

This year's winner is JayTownsend, who bagged 496 points with his play & AAR set for Counter Attack #69.

Decisively Indecisive

"We fought and we fought and we fought and we fought... and at the end of the day... nobody won!"

Frustrating I'm sure! In honor of those among us who, try as they might, seem to always get stuck in stalemates, we've created the Decisively Indecisive award.

If you're going to take the trouble to do something, might as well do it the best you possibly can! 2017's most Decisively Indecisive member was joe_oppenheimer who logged 3 draws over 7 plays for a draw rate of 42.9%!

  • Runner-up: dreierj, 2 draws over 6 plays, 33%
  • Co-Runner-up: Deepstuff1, 3 draws over 9 plays, 33%
Game Spice of Life

Also known as the special award for taking different boxes down off the shelf, the Game Spice of Life is given to the member who plays the most different games in one year. Our 2017 winner is CravenDumps35 who played 20 different games this year!

Nation Spice of Life

Who captained the most different nations in 2017? CravenDumps35 absolutely smashed the previous all-time record with 27 nations played this year!

  • Runner-up: driddle01 led 14 nations
  • Second Runner-up: Nvick9 led 13 nations
Unit Spice of Life

Unit Spice of Life goes to driddle01! Over the past year he has led 331 different units into battle!

Persian Warlord

Though you can do battle in Panzer Grenadier with as few as 7 counters, the veterans know that vast, sweeping battles are where the command and control system shines best.

Persian Warlord goes to the member who played the scenario with the largest counter total over the past year. This year's winners are gulatum and davidthedad who marshaled 281 units in Kursk - South Flank #34!

Xerxes Reborn

And then there's the general who makes his enemies fight in the shade. Xerxes Reborn goes to the member who commanded the most total units over the course of the previous year. This award goes to garbare83686, who led 4,333 units into battle after battle!

Tireless Warrior

On one end of the spectrum, Panzer Grenadier offers a handful of battles that clock in at 105 minutes maximum. At the other end, the iron-grog can immerse himself in multi-day rampages. The Tireless Warrior award is given annually to the member who bagged the longest single scenario by turn total.

This year we honor Schoenwulf and dricher who tackled the 195 turns for Guadalcanal #5!

Tireless Campaigner

But when the dust settles and the battle has finished, the Tireless Warrior may rest, whereas the Tireless Campaigner must carry on until the last of his enemies are scattered to the four winds.

For logging the most total turns in battle over the past year with an exhausting 1,560 turns of death and destruction, triangular_cube is the 2017 Tireless Campaigner!


The Cinderella of our Annual Awards, the glorious honor that is LAST! is bestowed upon that user who recorded a play closest to midnight, 2017 June 5th.

This year's winner is driddle01, who logged a play for Pusan Perimeter #4 at 08:32:53, June 4th. Congratulations buddy, you were LAST! in Year 7.

In Conclusion

This year PG-HQ will be moving to a live awards view so you can track your progress towards claiming an annual award in real-time. Keep an eye out for it!

See you all next year!