Panzer Grenadier Battles on September 19th:
Edelweiss #16 - Phalari Pass North of Elsenborn #8 - In the Mood
Edelweiss IV #29 - Phalari Pass Panzer Grenadier #24 - High Water Mark
Edelweiss: Expanded #21 - Phalari Pass River Fleets #10 - Music to My Ears
Eastern Front #111 - High Water Mark Spearhead Division #7 - Munsterbusch
Invasion of Germany #13 - In the Mood White Eagles #33 - Train of Death
Sixth Annual PG-HQ Awards
by Shad, 2016-07-18

All of these annual awards are based on what we call the PG-HQ Year, in this case - Year 6 - all activity from June 6th 2015 to June 5th 2016, 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!

FIRST!

This award is totally pointless but I love it anyway.

At 08:56:39 on 2015 June 6th, U.S Central Time, thomaso827 added the first play of PG-HQ's sixth year. Congratulations buddy, you and your play for Kursk - Burning Tigers #3 were FIRST! in Year 6.

Writer's Club

Unawarded! Articles fell by the wayside AGAIN in Year 6. Shame on all of you sending your content to the AP site instead of sharing it here! :-P ... but I'm not blameless. I have a half-written article on VASSAL play stashed away somewhere on this hard drive.

Player of the Year

Congratulations thomaso827, you have successfully defended your 2015 title and are the 2016 Player of the Year with an impressive 81 scenarios logged between 2015 June 6th and 2016 June 5th!

Shared Player of the Year

We have co-winners again this year, Wallenstein81 and Megaton666 tallied 32 shared plays against each other in 2016! These guys have played each other 35 times and their W-L-D record stands at 15-13-7 with Wallenstein81 holding the lead. What a great rivalry, you guys should co-author an article for PG-HQ about the meta game!

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 thomaso827 who not only defended his 2015 title with 81 AARs but also tallied a second consecutive 100% AAR rate!

Longest Wind

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 2016 was dricher, who averaged a copious 822 words per AAR over 13 AARs!

  • Runner-up: Schoenwulf, 634 words per AAR over 18 AARs
  • Second Runner-up: JayTownsend, 400 words per AAR over 12 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 2016, and therefore the member who most readily got to the point, was Dan_Huffman, who averaged a miserly 180 words per AAR over 10 AARs!

  • Runner-up: KirkH, 187 words per AAR over 11 AARs
  • Second Runner-up: petermc, 212 words per AAR over 7 AARs
Easy to Please

Easy to Please goes to the member with the highest average scenario rating over the past year. 2016's most perpetually satisfied member was thomaso827 with an average rating of 4.47 over 81 scenario ratings. thomaso827 won this award last year as well, but was 0.3 points even more satisfied with Panzer Grenadier this year!

  • Runner-up: JayTownsend averaged 4.0 over 13 ratings
  • Co-Runner-up: Warhawk1955 averaged 4.0 over 8 ratings
  • Co-Co-Runner-up: Special K averaged 4.0 over 7 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!

2016's most perpetually dissatisfied member was dricher with an average rating of 3.06 over 18 ratings.

  • Runner-up: Coniglius averaged 3.13 over 16 ratings
  • Second Runner-up: scrane averaged 3.14 over 7 ratings
Bounty Master

The Bounty Master award goes to the member with the highest bounty total for the year. This year's winner is again thomaso827, who claimed a peerless 30,098 points over 162 bounties.

Bounty Sniper

The Bounty Sniper award goes to the member with the highest bounty average. This year's winner is JayTownsend, who averaged 218.72 points over 25 bounties.

  • Runner-up: enrique, 200.04 points per bounty over 23 bounties
  • Second Runner-up: Michael Murphy, 192.06 points per bounty over 32 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 waynebaumber, who bagged 526 points with his play & AAR set for Beyond Normandy #24.

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! 2016's most Decisively Indecisive member was petermc who logged 4 draws over 8 plays for a draw rate of 50%!

  • Runner-up: Proff3RTR, 3 draws over 7 plays, 43%
  • Second Runner-up: garbare83686, 17 draws over 59 plays, 29%
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 2016 winner is thomaso827 who played 20 different games this year!

Nation Spice of Life

Who captained the most different nations in 2016? thomaso827 set himself up nicely as repeat champion but Michael Murphy snuck in at the end to grab a share of the trophy! 14 nations took the prize this year. Congratulations to both of you!

  • Runner-up: Coniglius led 13 nations, so close!
Unit Spice of Life

Unit Spice of Life goes to thomaso827! Over the past year he has led 362 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 winner is waynebaumber who marshaled 418 units in Beyond Normandy #24!

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 thomaso827, who led 4,720 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 Coniglius who tackled the 199 turns for Afrika Korps #2!

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 1,374 turns of death and destruction, thomaso827 is the 2016 Tireless Campaigner!

LAST!

The Cinderella of our Annual Awards, the glorious honor that is LAST! is bestowed upon that user who recorded a play closest to midnight, 2016 June 5th.

This year's winner is Wallenstein81, who logged a play for Liberation 1944 #5 at 19:26:20, June 5th. Congratulations buddy, you were LAST! in Year 6.

In Conclusion

Panzer Grenadier Headquarter's sixth year saw fewer plays and AARs overall, but our members are happier with the system than they've ever been before. Our lowest average rating - 3.06 - was not only the highest in history, but also above the 3.0 ratings midpoint for the first time. Our highest average rating - 4.47 - was almost fanatically high and also set a new record!

thomaso827 took home a stunning 9 awards to go on the digital mantle beside the 8 he won last year. Coupled with his 4.47 average rating it's fair to say that Panzer Grenadier is his paradise and we're all just living in it!

Panzer Grenadier grew by over 100 scenarios this past year. Raise your hand if you foresaw that five years ago when we broke the 1,500 scenario barrier! Thanks to our hardworking developers for churning out new quality content!

See you all next year!