Better late than never!
All of these annual awards are based on what we call the PG-HQ Year, in this case - Year 4 - all activity from June 6th 2013 to June 5th 2014, 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!
Unawarded! Articles fell by the wayside AGAIN in Year 4 and 5. I will place renewed emphasis on this section in Year 6. There is still a great deal of untapped potential here!
Four years, four recipients - our most prestigious award has proven hard to defend! This year's winner once again stood head and shoulders above the rest. Congratulations Brett Nicholson, you are the 2014 Player of the Year with an impressive 194 scenarios logged between 2013 June 6th and 2014 June 5th!
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. We have a new champion this year with a grueling 132 reports filed. Congratulations Brett Nicholson!
They just go on and on and on! Hopefully it's all worth reading in the end!
The PG-HQ member with the longest wind in 2014 was vince hughes, who averaged a copious 1,019 words per AAR over 22 AARs!
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 2014, and therefore the member who most readily got to the point, was scrane, who averaged a miserly 177 words per AAR over 12 AARs!
Easy to Please goes to the member with the highest average scenario rating over the past year. 2014's most perpetually satisfied member was davidthedad with an average rating of 3.8667 over 15 scenario ratings.
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!
2014's most perpetually dissatisfied member was dricher with an average rating of 2.4483 over 29 ratings.
The Bounty Sniper award goes to the member with the highest bounty average. This year's winner - finally ending rerathbun's domination - is plloyd1010, who averaged 201.2143 points over 14 bounties.
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.
"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! 2014's most Decisively Indecisive member was rerathbun who logged 2 draws over 6 plays for a draw rate of 33%!
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 2014 winner is Michael Murphy who played 27 different games this year!
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 we again have co-winners as waynebaumber and vince hughes marshaled 500 units when they met in battle over Tank Battles #32!
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 Brett Nicholson, who led 14,817 units into battle after battle!
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.
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 5,480 turns of death and destruction, Brett Nicholson is the 2014 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, 2014 June 5th.