There were two major awards announced at Little Wars 2018 and two more that the Board is announcing as a result of the convention.
Todd Fisher Awards 2018
The Todd Fisher Award is presented to HMGS-Midwest members which have shown commitment and service to HMGS-Midwest and Little Wars. Nominations for the award are submitted in writing and sent to the HMGS-Midwest President who forwards them to a committee made up of past award recipients.Then the decision is made by these former recipients, not the Board or any other HMGS-Midwest members.
For 2018, our two recipients were Tim Fisher and Steve Rysemus. Together they span the almost 35 years of the history of HMGS-Midwest. Tim Fisher is one of the founding members of HMGS-Midwest and was recognized for his early contributions to the society. Steve Rysemus has recognized for his more recent service as webmaster, Newsletter editor, and Events Manager for in the last decade.
Recipients receive a stylish challenge coin, a lifetime membership to HMGS-Midwest, and free entry at Little Wars.
Theme Prize – “Dawn of a New Age” – Little Wars 2018
The theme for this year was “Dawn of a New Age.” The Theme Prize Award goes to Rich Bliss for his presentation of “Dawn of the Gunpowder Age – The Battle of Cerignola” which was the most significant representation of the theme. With the recognition goes free entry into Little Wars 2019. Congratulations Rich!
Gamer’s Choice Award – Little Wars 2018
The Board decided to add a new award this year voted on directly by the membership. And this year Bill Wimbiscus was recognized for his classic western “Fistful of Lead” offering that ran the entire weekend. As with the theme Prize Award, Bill will receive free entry into Little Wars 2019. Congratulations, Bill.